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Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook briefs reporters at the Pentagon, Aug. 25, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Pentagon Spokesman Hails Liberation of Jarabulus, Condemns Kabul Attack Story | Transcript | Special

Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, listens to a question at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, Aug. 25, 2016. Selva spoke on the future of joint capabilities and military innovation. DoD photo by Army Sgt. James K. McCann
Vice Chairman: Innovation, Reform Are Contagious Story | Special | Flickr

In this file photo, an Afghan A-29 Super Tucano flies over Kabul, Afghanistan, April 28, 2016, while conducting a mission. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.
Afghan Security Forces on Positive Trajectory, NATO Mission Spokesman Says Story | Transcript
Women's Equality Day is observed on the 26th day of August and commemorates the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. The annual observance has grown to include focusing attention on women's continued efforts toward gaining full equality.
Women's Equality Day is observed on the 26th day of August and commemorates the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. The annual observance has grown to include focusing attention on women's continued efforts toward gaining full equality.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at a town hall meeting at the Office of the Inspector General in Alexandria, Va., Aug. 25, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at a town hall meeting at the Office of the Inspector General in Alexandria, Va., Aug. 25, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Converse fires the M240 machine gun during a training event at the Suffolk County Range in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2016. Converse is assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Converse fires the M240 machine gun during a training event at the Suffolk County Range in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2016. Converse is assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
Sailors guide an MV-22 Osprey onto the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 24, 2016. The Richard is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Quinlan
Sailors guide an MV-22 Osprey onto the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 24, 2016. The Richard is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Quinlan
Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during 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
Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during 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
Airmen transport a mock patient to a stretcher in an aeromedical evacuation training scenario during Exercise Beverly Herd 16 on Osan Air Base, South Korea, Aug. 24, 2016. The training allows medics to hone their skills to safely transport patients to aircraft. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen
Airmen transport a mock patient to a stretcher in an aeromedical evacuation training scenario during Exercise Beverly Herd 16 on Osan Air Base, South Korea, Aug. 24, 2016. The training allows medics to hone their skills to safely transport patients to aircraft. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen
The Defense Department honors 15 businesses and government organizations with the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers who support employees who serve in the National Guard and reserve.
The Defense Department honors 15 businesses and government organizations with the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers who support employees who serve in the National Guard and reserve.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Nelson hoists Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Harrison Greenmaki out of the water after he rescues a dummy during training at Naval Support Activity Panama City, Fla., Aug. 24, 2016. Harrison is a search and rescue swimmer. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Fred Gray IV
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Nelson hoists Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Harrison Greenmaki out of the water after he rescues a dummy during training at Naval Support Activity Panama City, Fla., Aug. 24, 2016. Harrison is a search and rescue swimmer. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Fred Gray IV
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.
A UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter hoists Army Spc. Courtney Moreland, a military working dog handler, and her dog, Puma, during K-9 evacuation training at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, Aug. 15, 2016. Moreland is assigned to Joint Task Force Bravo’s Joint Security Forces. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika
A UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter hoists Army Spc. Courtney Moreland, a military working dog handler, and her dog, Puma, during K-9 evacuation training at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, Aug. 15, 2016. Moreland is assigned to Joint Task Force Bravo’s Joint Security Forces. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika
U.S. and Canadian soldiers wait for takeoff after uploading an Avenger air defense system, which uses surface-to-air missiles to provide protection for ground units, onto a Canadian air force Globemaster III aircraft in Greenville, S.C., Aug. 13, 2016. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Roby Di Giovine
U.S. and Canadian soldiers wait for takeoff after uploading an Avenger air defense system, which uses surface-to-air missiles to provide protection for ground units, onto a Canadian air force Globemaster III aircraft in Greenville, S.C., Aug. 13, 2016. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Roby Di Giovine
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Frederic Pravato cuts through a cinder block wall at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Aug. 25, 2016. Pravato is a firefighter assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Frederic Pravato cuts through a cinder block wall at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Aug. 25, 2016. Pravato is a firefighter assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently hosted a Cyber Grand Challenge to prove that autonomous bots could find and fix software problems.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently hosted a Cyber Grand Challenge to prove that autonomous bots could find and fix software problems.
Marines jump from the back of a C-130 during Exercise Northern Strike 2016 at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Mich., Aug. 17, 2016. The exercise unites about 5,000 U.S. and international service members to provide opportunities for military units. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan Barnett
Marines jump from the back of a C-130 during Exercise Northern Strike 2016 at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Mich., Aug. 17, 2016. The exercise unites about 5,000 U.S. and international service members to provide opportunities for military units. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan Barnett
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.
Women's Equality Day is observed on the 26th day of August and commemorates the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. The annual observance has grown to include focusing attention on women's continued efforts toward gaining full equality.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at a town hall meeting at the Office of the Inspector General in Alexandria, Va., Aug. 25, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Converse fires the M240 machine gun during a training event at the Suffolk County Range in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2016. Converse is assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
Sailors guide an MV-22 Osprey onto the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 24, 2016. The Richard is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Quinlan
Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during 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
Airmen transport a mock patient to a stretcher in an aeromedical evacuation training scenario during Exercise Beverly Herd 16 on Osan Air Base, South Korea, Aug. 24, 2016. The training allows medics to hone their skills to safely transport patients to aircraft. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen
The Defense Department honors 15 businesses and government organizations with the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers who support employees who serve in the National Guard and reserve.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Nelson hoists Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Harrison Greenmaki out of the water after he rescues a dummy during training at Naval Support Activity Panama City, Fla., Aug. 24, 2016. Harrison is a search and rescue swimmer. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Fred Gray IV
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.
A UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter hoists Army Spc. Courtney Moreland, a military working dog handler, and her dog, Puma, during K-9 evacuation training at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, Aug. 15, 2016. Moreland is assigned to Joint Task Force Bravo’s Joint Security Forces. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika
U.S. and Canadian soldiers wait for takeoff after uploading an Avenger air defense system, which uses surface-to-air missiles to provide protection for ground units, onto a Canadian air force Globemaster III aircraft in Greenville, S.C., Aug. 13, 2016. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Roby Di Giovine
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Frederic Pravato cuts through a cinder block wall at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Aug. 25, 2016. Pravato is a firefighter assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently hosted a Cyber Grand Challenge to prove that autonomous bots could find and fix software problems.
Marines jump from the back of a C-130 during Exercise Northern Strike 2016 at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Mich., Aug. 17, 2016. The exercise unites about 5,000 U.S. and international service members to provide opportunities for military units. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan Barnett
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.
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Texas Army National Guard Spc. Brittany Reppond, with the 197th Special Troops Support Company based out of Camp Bullis, right, takes a photo with Arthur Corenblith at the Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio, Feb. 18, 2016. Texas Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Elizabeth Pena
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U.S. Army paratroopers perform an airborne insertion from a C-130 Hercules during Red Flag-Alaska at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug 10, 2016. After a four-hour flight through simulated enemy controlled territory 80 soldiers jumped from multiple aircraft to control the drop zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Smith/Released)
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Royal Australian Air Force Warrant Officer Nicole Heffernan, co-host of Exercise Pacific Endeavor 2016, addresses participants during the exercise’s opening ceremony in Brisbane, Australia, Aug. 22, 2016. Sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command and hosted by the Australian Defense Force, Pacific Endeavor 2016 is a multinational workshop designed to enhance communication interoperability and expedite humanitarian assistance and disaster relief response in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Todd Kabalan
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