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Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, praised the service and sacrifice of those who serve the nation in a speech to the American Legion's annual convention in Cincinnati, Aug. 30, 2016. More than 275,000 service members are deployed around the globe, he said. Here, an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter participates in a vertical replenishment practice exercise on the flight deck of the USS Spruance in the Pacific Ocean, June 14, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Will Gaskill
Chairman Honors Service, Sacrifice of Military Story

Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, briefs reporters at the Pentagon, Aug. 30, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Centcom Commander Discusses Partnerships, Operations, Challenges Story | Special

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar hold a press conference at the Pentagon, Aug. 29, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Secretary Hosts Indian Defense Minister, Praises Strong Bilateral Relationship Story | Statement | Transcript | Flickr | Special
Soldiers attach a slingload hook onto a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during training on the Holland drop zone at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 24, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the XVIII Airborne Corps, Air Assault School. Army photo by Capt. Adan Cazarez
Soldiers attach a slingload hook onto a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during training on the Holland drop zone at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 24, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the XVIII Airborne Corps, Air Assault School. Army photo by Capt. Adan Cazarez
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Duke Delay prepares to check an MH-60S Seahawk’s automatic blade folding system aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the East China Sea, Aug. 28, 2016. The ship is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeanette Mullinax
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Duke Delay prepares to check an MH-60S Seahawk’s automatic blade folding system aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the East China Sea, Aug. 28, 2016. The ship is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeanette Mullinax
Soldiers rappel from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during air assault training at Fort Bliss, Texas, Aug. 23, 2016. Army photo by Abigail Meyer
Soldiers rappel from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during air assault training at Fort Bliss, Texas, Aug. 23, 2016. Army photo by Abigail Meyer
Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at a dinner he hosted for  Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar, center, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., Aug. 29, 2016. The two leaders met earlier in the day and held a joint news conference at the Pentagon. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at a dinner he hosted for Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar, center, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., Aug. 29, 2016. The two leaders met earlier in the day and held a joint news conference at the Pentagon. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
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.
Marine Corps recruits do crunches during a physical fitness test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 29, 2016. Recruits must run 3 miles in 18 minutes, complete 100 crunches in two minutes and conduct 20 dead hang pullups to get a perfect score. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kailey Maraglia
Marine Corps recruits do crunches during a physical fitness test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 29, 2016. Recruits must run 3 miles in 18 minutes, complete 100 crunches in two minutes and conduct 20 dead hang pullups to get a perfect score. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kailey Maraglia
Marines depart the well deck of the USS Green Bay in a combat rubber raiding craft in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 29, 2016. The Green Bay is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The Marines are assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Dionne
Marines depart the well deck of the USS Green Bay in a combat rubber raiding craft in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 29, 2016. The Green Bay is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The Marines are assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Dionne
Marines set up security around the back of an MV-22 Osprey during the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s composite training unit exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 30, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Maldonado
Marines set up security around the back of an MV-22 Osprey during the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s composite training unit exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 30, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Maldonado
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 throw a "killer tomato," or inflatable target, into the water during a live-fire exercise aboard the USS Monterey in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 26, 2016. The Monterey is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Jenkins
Sailors throw a "killer tomato," or inflatable target, into the water during a live-fire exercise aboard the USS Monterey in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 26, 2016. The Monterey is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Jenkins
The Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., Aug. 26, 2016, to honor Vietnam War veterans. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts
The Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., Aug. 26, 2016, to honor Vietnam War veterans. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts
The 8th annual governmentwide Feds Feed Families Food Drive Campaign will run through Aug. 31, 2016. The 2016 FFF slogan is "Feds Fighting Hunger." Defense Department employees nationwide have been asked to answer the call to fight hunger.
The 8th annual governmentwide Feds Feed Families food drive campaign will run through Aug. 31, 2016. The 2016 FFF slogan is "Feds Fighting Hunger." Defense Department employees nationwide have been asked to answer the call to fight hunger.
Soldiers attach a slingload hook onto a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during training on the Holland drop zone at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 24, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the XVIII Airborne Corps, Air Assault School. Army photo by Capt. Adan Cazarez
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Duke Delay prepares to check an MH-60S Seahawk’s automatic blade folding system aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the East China Sea, Aug. 28, 2016. The ship is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeanette Mullinax
Soldiers rappel from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during air assault training at Fort Bliss, Texas, Aug. 23, 2016. Army photo by Abigail Meyer
Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at a dinner he hosted for  Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar, center, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., Aug. 29, 2016. The two leaders met earlier in the day and held a joint news conference at the Pentagon. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
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.
Marine Corps recruits do crunches during a physical fitness test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 29, 2016. Recruits must run 3 miles in 18 minutes, complete 100 crunches in two minutes and conduct 20 dead hang pullups to get a perfect score. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kailey Maraglia
Marines depart the well deck of the USS Green Bay in a combat rubber raiding craft in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 29, 2016. The Green Bay is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The Marines are assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Dionne
Marines set up security around the back of an MV-22 Osprey during the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s composite training unit exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 30, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Maldonado
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 throw a "killer tomato," or inflatable target, into the water during a live-fire exercise aboard the USS Monterey in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 26, 2016. The Monterey is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Jenkins
The Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., Aug. 26, 2016, to honor Vietnam War veterans. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts
The 8th annual governmentwide Feds Feed Families Food Drive Campaign will run through Aug. 31, 2016. The 2016 FFF slogan is "Feds Fighting Hunger." Defense Department employees nationwide have been asked to answer the call to fight hunger.
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Daily SITREP: USS Memphis, New AF Assistant Vice Chief & More
Postcard with sailors standing in front of the USS Memphis. The ship was wrecked on the shores of Santo Domingo City, Dominican Republic, Aug. 29, 1916, by a tidal wave.
From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your Daily SITREP for Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016.
Army Engineers Help Helicopter Society Chapter Take Flight
Inaugural meeting of the American Helicopter Society - Aberdeen Chapter at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Aug. 18, 2016. Army photo by David McNally
U.S. Army Research Laboratory aviation engineers led a successful effort in Aberdeen, Md., to establish an American Helicopter Society chapter, which convened its first meeting this month.
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Air Force Senior Airman Austin Walworth, left, trains with Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jeremy Krieg and Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Cobb on a harbor patrol boat with the 628th Security Forces Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Aug. 15, 2016. Walworth is believed to be the first airman to earn the Navy Small Craft Insignia, or Coxswain Pin. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Haynes
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In The Spotlight
Food donations fill a box at the charity fair for the Feds Feed Families initiative at the Pentagon, Aug. 23, 2016. DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando
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Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to attendees of a military strategy forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., Aug. 25, 2016. Selva discussed the future of joint capabilities and military innovation. DoD photo by Army Sgt. James K. McCann
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Asia-Pacific Rebalance
Pacific Endeavor 2016 exercise participants place high frequency radio antennas at Victoria Barracks in Brisbane, Australia, Aug. 28, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt Todd Kabalan
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South Korean and American flags fly next to each other in Yongin, South Korea, Aug. 23, 2016. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar
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Soldiers run a decontamination site at Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 25, 2016, during Exercise Sudden Response 16. Army photo by Sgt. Marcus Floyd
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Army Spc. Raven Henderson, assigned to the 375th Engineer Company, 467th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, holds a child from Kudikiu Namai during a Humanitarian Civil Assistance project in Sauliai, Lithuania, Aug. 18, 2016. Photo by Pfc. Emily Houdershieldt
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