Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, France and Belgium to meet with key partners in the counter-ISIL campaign, and to participate in a NATO defense ministerial.
Soldiers provide security from a high-speed patrol boat while advancing toward their next objective during Livorno Shock, an exercise in Piacenza, Italy, Oct. 17, 2016. Army photo by Massimo Bovo
Federal employees are reminded about the Hatch Act each election cycle. First passed in 1939, the Hatch Act governs the political activities of federal employees.
Election Day, Nov. 8, 2016, is fast approaching. No matter where you are stationed, registering to vote and getting your absentee ballot is simple, fast and easy.

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Afghan service members celebrate Afghanistan Independence Day with a military parade at Camp Hero in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Aug. 18, 2016, Army photo by Maj. Luke Talbot
Afghan Forces Largely on Offensive This Year, U.S. Army General Says Video

Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the USO  honored Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Clinton Brown, Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Steidell, Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Bellio,  Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Gary Arbuckle, Marine Corps Sgt. Terryn Thompson and Army 1st Sgt. Melanie Scott as USO Service Members of the Year during the USO's 75th Anniversary Gala in Washington, D.C., Oct. 20, 2016.
USO Anniversary Gala Celebrates 75 Years of Service Story | Special Report

The Department of Defense cyber strategy guides the development of DoD's cyber forces and seeks to strengthen cyber defense and cyber deterrence posture. It focuses on building cyber capabilities and organizations for DoD's three primary cyber missions.
Cybercom Commander Says Human Capital Critical in Cybersecurity Video | Special Report

Operation Inherent Resolve - Targeted Operations Against ISIL Terrorists
Military Strikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq Story | Special Report

An aerial view of the Pentagon. DoD photo
DoD Announces ‘Hack the Pentagon’ Follow-Up Initiative Story | Special Report

‘Not If, But When’: NSA Official Discusses Importance of Cyber Vigilance Story | Special Report


Daily SITREP: Soldiers Test Humvee Replacement, Air Force Telescope & More
Paratroopers check out the interior of the soon-to-be-issued Light Combat All-Terrain Vehicle in Rukla, Lithuania, Oct. 18, 2016. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Corinna Baltos
From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your Daily SITREP for Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.
Elections 2016: Rules DoD Employees Should Know This Political Season
With Election Day approaching, here's a refresher on the do's and don'ts for Defense Department employees in the weeks ahead.

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