Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada hold a news conference in Tokyo. Carter is on a trip to thank service members, meet allies and advance DoD priorities.
U.S. soldiers move through the woods during a live-fire exercise with Slovenia forces as part of Exercise Mountain Shock in Pocek Range in Slovenia, Dec. 5, 2016. Army photo by Davide Dalla Massara
Retired Army Staff Sgt. Joseph Ramos recalls the attacks on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago.
As the nation remembers the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Defense Department honors the men and women who lost their lives, and those who fought on to preserve the nation's freedom.
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Navy Adm. John Richardson, chief of Naval Operations, speaks at the December 7 “Remembered” Gala in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec. 6, 2016. The U.S. military, National Park Service, and State of Hawaii are jointly commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941 attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal
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Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his senior enlisted advisor, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, speak to the troops before the USO show at al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 6, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with Air Force Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, commander of U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force, after arriving at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 5, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley
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Shiro Wakita, left, former WWII Imperial Japanese Navy pilot; Dr. Hiroya Sugano M.D, center left, director general of the Zero Fighter Admirers Club; Jack Detour, center right, former colonel and WWII Army Air Force B-25 pilot; and Jerry Yellin, right, former captain and WWII Army Air Force P-51 pilot, pour bourbon whiskey at the 6th annual Blackened Canteen ceremony at the USS Arizona Memorial during the 75th Commemoration of the attacks on Pearl Harbor in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 6, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Somers Steelman
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Pearl Harbor Wasn’t The Only Installation Attacked on Dec. 7, 1941
Hangar 3 and various aircraft are damaged on Wheeler Field after the Pearl Harbor attacks. Photo courtesy of Tropic Lightning Museum
More than just Pearl Harbor was bombed on Dec. 7, 1941. The 25th Infantry Division took a big hit too, but went on to be legendary.
U.S., Japan Honor Fallen Veterans in Whiskey-Pouring Ceremony
During the 2015 Blackened Canteen ceremony, American and Japanese veterans, as well as ceremony host Dr. Hiroya Sugano, pour bourbon whiskey into the hallowed waters of Pearl Harbor as part of the 74th commemoration of the attacks. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal
The Blackened Canteen Ceremony brings together American and Japanese veterans to highlight the peace and reconciliation that our two countries now share.

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