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Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with troops during a visit to Naval Station Great Lakes in Chicago, July 28, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley
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Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe attends the NATO Military Committee/Chiefs of Defense Session in Brussels, May 18, 2016. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
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U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel Commander of U.S. Central Command, meets with U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Clifford Wiggins, Command Sgt. Maj. 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, and members of the Jordanian Armed Forces during Exercise Eager Lion 16 near Amman, Jordan on May 22, 2016. Eager Lion 16 is a US military bi-lateral exercise with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan designed to strengthen relationships and interoperability between partner nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren Falk 5th MEB COMCAM/Released)
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter traveled 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 traveled 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.
Soldiers take up a defensive fighting position while an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter provides aerial security during a coordinated opposing forces attack as part of Arctic Anvil 2016 near Fort Greely, Alaska, July 25, 2016. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Soldiers take up a defensive fighting position while an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter provides aerial security during a coordinated opposing forces attack as part of Arctic Anvil 2016 near Fort Greely, Alaska, July 25, 2016. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
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
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has launched a national discussion on building the Force of the Future and what the Defense Department must do to change and adapt to maintain its superiority well into the 21st century.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has launched a national discussion on building the Force of the Future and what the Defense Department must do to change and adapt to maintain its superiority well into the 21st century.
A Marine uses hand and arm signals to direct a CH-53E Super Stallion during a support team exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 19, 2016. Students attended the exercise as part of their required entry-level training. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Manuel A. Serrano
A Marine uses hand and arm signals to direct a CH-53E Super Stallion during a support team exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 19, 2016. Students attended the exercise as part of their required entry-level training. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Manuel A. Serrano
Airmen toss their rifles in the air while participating in ceremonial drill training at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., July 26, 2016. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Muncy
Airmen toss their rifles in the air while participating in ceremonial drill training at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., July 26, 2016. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Muncy
Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Patterson looks through the center of a C-130J Hercules main landing gear at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 18, 2016. Patterson is an aerospace propulsion craftsman assigned to the 81st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton
Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Patterson looks through the center of a C-130J Hercules main landing gear at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 18, 2016. Patterson is an aerospace propulsion craftsman assigned to the 81st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton
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.
Marine Cpl. Carson P. Burke carries an M240G machine gun during the advanced infantry course at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii, July 18, 2016. The course is designed to refine leadership abilities for Marines who serve as squad leaders in a rifle platoon. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Patterson
Marine Cpl. Carson P. Burke carries an M240G machine gun during the advanced infantry course at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii, July 18, 2016. The course is designed to refine leadership abilities for Marines who serve as squad leaders in a rifle platoon. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Patterson
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Donisha Brown reunites with her daughter during a homecoming celebration for the USS Ronald Reagan at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, July 26, 2016.The aircraft carrier participated in 53 days of strike group operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class James Lee
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Donisha Brown reunites with her daughter during a homecoming celebration for the USS Ronald Reagan at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, July 26, 2016.The aircraft carrier participated in 53 days of strike group operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class James Lee
Defense Secretary Ash Carter traveled 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.
Soldiers take up a defensive fighting position while an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter provides aerial security during a coordinated opposing forces attack as part of Arctic Anvil 2016 near Fort Greely, Alaska, July 25, 2016. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
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
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has launched a national discussion on building the Force of the Future and what the Defense Department must do to change and adapt to maintain its superiority well into the 21st century.
A Marine uses hand and arm signals to direct a CH-53E Super Stallion during a support team exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 19, 2016. Students attended the exercise as part of their required entry-level training. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Manuel A. Serrano
Airmen toss their rifles in the air while participating in ceremonial drill training at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., July 26, 2016. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Muncy
Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Patterson looks through the center of a C-130J Hercules main landing gear at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 18, 2016. Patterson is an aerospace propulsion craftsman assigned to the 81st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton
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.
Marine Cpl. Carson P. Burke carries an M240G machine gun during the advanced infantry course at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii, July 18, 2016. The course is designed to refine leadership abilities for Marines who serve as squad leaders in a rifle platoon. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Patterson
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Donisha Brown reunites with her daughter during a homecoming celebration for the USS Ronald Reagan at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, July 26, 2016.The aircraft carrier participated in 53 days of strike group operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class James Lee
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