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Defense Secretary Ash Carter, center,  meets with Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, left, XVIII Airborne Corps commanding general, and Army Gen. Robert Abrams, right, U.S. Army Forces Command commander, upon arriving at Fort Bragg, N.C., July 26, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to Boston, Fort Bragg and Chicago to advance the Defense Department's top priorities: defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, recruiting top talent and working with America's innovative technology community.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to Boston, Fort Bragg and Chicago to advance the Defense Department's top priorities: defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, recruiting top talent and working with America's innovative technology community.
Four F-22 Raptors await refueling from a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft during Rim of the Pacific 2016 over the Pacific Ocean, July 26, 2016. The Raptor pilots are assigned to the 199th and 19th Fighter squadrons. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Gregory A. Harden II
Four F-22 Raptors await refueling from a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft during Rim of the Pacific 2016 over the Pacific Ocean, July 26, 2016. The Raptor pilots are assigned to the 199th and 19th Fighter squadrons. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Gregory A. Harden II
Soldiers move through a trench during a live-fire exercise as part of Africa Readiness Training 16 in Thies, Senegal, July 25, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Army photo by Spc. Craig Philbrick
Soldiers move through a trench during a live-fire exercise as part of Africa Readiness Training 16 in Thies, Senegal, July 25, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Army photo by Spc. Craig Philbrick
Army Rangers jump from a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter during training for water insertion off the coast of Tybee Island, Ga., July 20, 2016. Army photo by Spc. Scott Lindblom
Army Rangers jump from a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter during training for water insertion off the coast of Tybee Island, Ga., July 20, 2016. Army photo by Spc. Scott Lindblom
An AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter takes off with ordinance from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in the Mediterranean Sea, July 24, 2016. The ship is conducting naval operations to support U.S. national security interests in Europe. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Hamilton Jr.
An AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter takes off with ordinance from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in the Mediterranean Sea, July 24, 2016. The ship is conducting naval operations to support U.S. national security interests in Europe. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Hamilton Jr.
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
Sailors assist in transporting a tribal canoe, some weighing more than 1,500 pounds, during a canoe landing the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe hosted for Pacific Northwest tribes in Kingston, Wash., July 24, 2016. The sailors are assigned to Naval Base Kitsap. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory Asato
Sailors assist in transporting a tribal canoe, some weighing more than 1,500 pounds, during a canoe landing the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe hosted for Pacific Northwest tribes in Kingston, Wash., July 24, 2016. The sailors are assigned to Naval Base Kitsap. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory Asato
Sailors Brandon Peterson and TJ Amdahl perform a precision maneuver during Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyo., July 25, 2016. The sailors are members of the Leap Frogs, the Navy's parachute team, which received support from the Wyoming Air National Guard. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy McGuire
Sailors Brandon Peterson and TJ Amdahl perform a precision maneuver during Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyo., July 25, 2016. The sailors are members of the Leap Frogs, the Navy's parachute team, which received support from the Wyoming Air National Guard. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy McGuire ...More
Defense leaders remain focused on efforts to strengthen relationships and modernize U.S. alliances in the Asia-Pacific region as a priority for 21st century security interests and sustaining U.S. global leadership.
Defense leaders remain focused on efforts to strengthen relationships and modernize U.S. alliances in the Asia-Pacific region as a priority for 21st century security interests and sustaining U.S. global leadership.
An M1A1 Abrams tank drives down a dirt road during a training event on Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 21, 2016. The event brought together active and reserve Marines to train for possible future deployment. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Callahan
An M1A1 Abrams tank drives down a dirt road during a training event on Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 21, 2016. The event brought together active and reserve Marines to train for possible future deployment. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Callahan
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to Boston, Fort Bragg and Chicago to advance the Defense Department's top priorities: defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, recruiting top talent and working with America's innovative technology community.
Four F-22 Raptors await refueling from a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft during Rim of the Pacific 2016 over the Pacific Ocean, July 26, 2016. The Raptor pilots are assigned to the 199th and 19th Fighter squadrons. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Gregory A. Harden II
Soldiers move through a trench during a live-fire exercise as part of Africa Readiness Training 16 in Thies, Senegal, July 25, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Army photo by Spc. Craig Philbrick
Army Rangers jump from a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter during training for water insertion off the coast of Tybee Island, Ga., July 20, 2016. Army photo by Spc. Scott Lindblom
An AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter takes off with ordinance from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in the Mediterranean Sea, July 24, 2016. The ship is conducting naval operations to support U.S. national security interests in Europe. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Hamilton Jr.
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
Sailors assist in transporting a tribal canoe, some weighing more than 1,500 pounds, during a canoe landing the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe hosted for Pacific Northwest tribes in Kingston, Wash., July 24, 2016. The sailors are assigned to Naval Base Kitsap. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory Asato
Sailors Brandon Peterson and TJ Amdahl perform a precision maneuver during Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyo., July 25, 2016. The sailors are members of the Leap Frogs, the Navy's parachute team, which received support from the Wyoming Air National Guard. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy McGuire
Defense leaders remain focused on efforts to strengthen relationships and modernize U.S. alliances in the Asia-Pacific region as a priority for 21st century security interests and sustaining U.S. global leadership.
An M1A1 Abrams tank drives down a dirt road during a training event on Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 21, 2016. The event brought together active and reserve Marines to train for possible future deployment. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Callahan
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Daily SITREP: WWII Vet Retires After 70 Years, Marines Build Bridges & More
Marines and soldiers begin allowing vehicles to cross the continuous span bridge during Exercise River Assault at Fort Chaffee, Ark., July 19, 2016. The Marines spent two weeks operating Mk3 bridge erection boats and practicing connecting IRBs in preparation for the final exercise, which was a continuous IRB spanned across the Arkansas River.
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An Army Reservist suffering a heart attack said the staff at William Beaumont Army Medical Center helped save his life.
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Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Reagan Reynolds returns a salute for the first time as a commissioned officer to Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Ibrahim Attya in the University Club, at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., July 15, 2016. Reynolds joined the Platoon Leaders Class his freshman year of college after learning about the Marine Corps officer program. Reagan is a native of Nacogdoches, Texas. Attya is the officer selection assistant of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and a native of Boston, Mass. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden
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Navy Lt. (Dr.) Jonathan Casey Brown, medical physician and dive medical officer at Navy Experimental Diving Unit, Naval Support Activity, Panama City, Fla., poses outside the ocean simulation facility that mimics pressurized ocean conditions at the Navy Experimental Diving Unit, Naval Support Activity Panama City Division, Panama City Beach, Fla., July 13, 2016. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
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Michael Botte uses a video communication device provided through the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program to make a call at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014. Air Force photo by Jet Fabara
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French referee Christophe Gomez and athletes from China, Germany and the U.S. -- along with two U.S. family members -- duck as a TNT Dunk Squad acrobat somersaults over their heads at end of the opening ceremony for the World Military Women's Basketball Championship at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 25, 2016. Courtesy photo
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Judith C. Gilliom’s photo and story are featured along with those of several other distinguished Defense Department civilian employees at a wall-mounted display in the Pentagon. Gilliom, a noted advocate for disabled employees and workforce diversity, died Oct. 15, 2008. DoD photo by Gerry J. Gilmore
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Sea Breeze 2016 briefing
U.S., Partner Nations Kick Off Sea Breeze Exercise in Ukraine Story | Special
The USS Coronado launches the first over-the-horizon missile using a Harpoon Block 1C missile during Rim of the Pacific 2016 in the Pacific Ocean, July 19, 2016. The exercise engages 26 nations, 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel. Navy photo by Lt. Bryce Hadley
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