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Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with sailors aboard the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego, Sept. 29, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley
On USS Carl Vinson, Secretary Highlights Asia-Pacific Rebalance Story | Travels | Special

President Barack Obama returns a salute from Millie Dunn Veasey, who served as a staff sergeant in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II, during a town hall meeting at Fort Lee, Va., Sept. 28, 2016. The president discussed veterans, national security and foreign policy issues affecting the U.S. military at the event. White House photo by Pete Souza
Obama Takes Questions From Service Members, Families Story | Transcript

A Navy pilot assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 131 taxies an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Persian Gulf, Sept. 9, 2016. The Eisenhower and its carrier strike group are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan T. Beard
Coalition Shapes Mosul Fight By Removing ISIL Leaders From Battlefield Story | Transcript | Special

600 U.S. Troops to Deploy to Enable Iraqis to Retake Mosul From ISIL, Carter Says Story | Statement | Travels | Special

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, congratulates a representative for the Dryhootch Peer Support Program, one of the Newman's Own Award recipients, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 29, 2016. DoD photo by Army Sgt. James K. McCann
Newman’s Own Honors 5 Service Organizations Story | Flickr
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to California and Hawaii to highlight Asia-Pacific rebalance efforts and host the U.S.-Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense forum, where ministers will focus on security and cooperation.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to California and Hawaii to highlight Asia-Pacific rebalance efforts and host the U.S.-Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense forum, where ministers will focus on security and cooperation.
Air Force Senior Airman Michael Van Deusen gets out of a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle to check buildings during a security patrol at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2016. Deusen is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman
Air Force Senior Airman Michael Van Deusen gets out of a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle to check buildings during a security patrol at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2016. Deusen is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman
Four soldiers hold ropes attached to a UH-60M Black Hawk as part of training to rappel from a helicopter at Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 28., 2016. The helicopter is  assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. Air Force photo by Capt. Adan Cazarez
Four soldiers hold ropes attached to a UH-60M Black Hawk as part of training to rappel from a helicopter at Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 28., 2016. The helicopter is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. Air Force photo by Capt. Adan Cazarez
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, thanks recipients of the Newman’s Own Awards at the Pentagon, Sept. 29, 2016. Five organizations received more than $200,000 for providing opportunities for military personnel, their families and veterans. DoD photo by Army Sgt. James K. McCann
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, thanks recipients of the Newman’s Own Awards at the Pentagon, Sept. 29, 2016. Five organizations received more than $200,000 for providing opportunities for military personnel, their families and veterans. DoD photo by Army Sgt. James K. McCann
A UH-1Y Venom fires flares during Weapons and Tactics Instructor 1-17, an air support exercise, at Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, Calif., Sept. 28, 2016. Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 hosted the seven-week training event. Marine Corps photograph by Staff Sgt. Artur Shvartsberg
A UH-1Y Venom fires flares during Weapons and Tactics Instructor 1-17, an air support exercise, at Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, Calif., Sept. 28, 2016. Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 hosted the seven-week training event. Marine Corps photograph by Staff Sgt. Artur Shvartsberg
Sailors aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard fight a simulated fire during a training scenario in the South China Sea, Sept. 28, 2016. The amphibious assault ship is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Holmes
Sailors aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard fight a simulated fire during a training scenario in the South China Sea, Sept. 28, 2016. The amphibious assault ship is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Holmes
Sailors fight a fire during a damage control exercise at a training facility in Bremerton, Wash., Sept, 23, 2016. The sailors are assigned to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, which is undergoing routine maintenance following a deployment. Navy photo by Seaman Cole C. Pielop
Sailors fight a fire during a damage control exercise at a training facility in Bremerton, Wash., Sept, 23, 2016. The sailors are assigned to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, which is undergoing routine maintenance following a deployment. Navy photo by Seaman Cole C. Pielop
President Barack Obama speaks to service members during a visit to Fort Lee, Va., Sept. 28, 2016. The president thanked them for their service to the nation. White House photo by Pete Souza
President Barack Obama speaks to service members during a visit to Fort Lee, Va., Sept. 28, 2016. The president thanked them for their service to the nation. White House photo by Pete Souza
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 Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the ThanksUSA gala audience in Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 2016. The organization provides scholarships for the children and spouses of military personnel to pursue education. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the ThanksUSA gala audience in Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 2016. The organization provides scholarships for the children and spouses of military personnel to pursue education. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
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 Corps Lance Cpl. Daniel Wagenblast stands ready for a casualty evacuation exercise during the advanced infantry course at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii, Sept. 20, 2016. Wagenblast is a rifleman assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Daniel Wagenblast stands ready for a casualty evacuation exercise during the advanced infantry course at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii, Sept. 20, 2016. Wagenblast is a rifleman assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to California and Hawaii to highlight Asia-Pacific rebalance efforts and host the U.S.-Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense forum, where ministers will focus on security and cooperation.
Air Force Senior Airman Michael Van Deusen gets out of a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle to check buildings during a security patrol at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2016. Deusen is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman
Four soldiers hold ropes attached to a UH-60M Black Hawk as part of training to rappel from a helicopter at Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 28., 2016. The helicopter is  assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. Air Force photo by Capt. Adan Cazarez
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, thanks recipients of the Newman’s Own Awards at the Pentagon, Sept. 29, 2016. Five organizations received more than $200,000 for providing opportunities for military personnel, their families and veterans. DoD photo by Army Sgt. James K. McCann
A UH-1Y Venom fires flares during Weapons and Tactics Instructor 1-17, an air support exercise, at Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, Calif., Sept. 28, 2016. Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 hosted the seven-week training event. Marine Corps photograph by Staff Sgt. Artur Shvartsberg
Sailors aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard fight a simulated fire during a training scenario in the South China Sea, Sept. 28, 2016. The amphibious assault ship is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Holmes
Sailors fight a fire during a damage control exercise at a training facility in Bremerton, Wash., Sept, 23, 2016. The sailors are assigned to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, which is undergoing routine maintenance following a deployment. Navy photo by Seaman Cole C. Pielop
President Barack Obama speaks to service members during a visit to Fort Lee, Va., Sept. 28, 2016. The president thanked them for their service to the nation. White House photo by Pete Souza
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 Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the ThanksUSA gala audience in Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 2016. The organization provides scholarships for the children and spouses of military personnel to pursue education. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
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 Corps Lance Cpl. Daniel Wagenblast stands ready for a casualty evacuation exercise during the advanced infantry course at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii, Sept. 20, 2016. Wagenblast is a rifleman assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson
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SITREP: Spirit of Hope Award, POTUS Visits Fort Lee & More
Deputy Defense Secretary  Bob Work presents the Spirit of Hope Award to singer Kellie Pickler and her songwriter-musician husband, Kyle Jacobs, at the Pentagon,Sept. 28, 2016. They were among the six individuals and one organization honored for their dedication to supporting the troops, in the spirit of the award's namesake, legendary entertainer Bob Hope. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your Daily SITREP for Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.
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In honor of National Service Dog Month this September, A Head for the Future released three videos to spotlight military veterans who have experienced TBI and made special connections with trained service dogs.
DoD’s Lean In Circles: What They Are, Why They’re Important
Members of the Lean In Kuwait Chapter discuss important issues among peers.
A year after Lean In Circles were implemented in the DoD, they're proving to be successful for many. Don't know what they are yet? Learn more here.
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Air Force Capt. Chrystina Jones, 350th Air Refueling Squadron pilot, left, and Air Force Maj. Matt Jones, 349th ARS pilot, pose with their son at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., in December 2015. The couple once flew the C-130 Hercules, but currently “refuel the fight” as KC-135 Stratotanker pilots, an aircraft that first took flight 60 years ago. Courtesy photo
Married Air Force Pilots Serve, Fly Together Story
In the Spotlight
Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, front left, leads a run with retired Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam Popp at the National Mall in Washington, Sept. 28, 2016. Frederik and wounded veterans from Denmark and the United States ran 3.8 miles around the National Mall. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
Wounded Warriors Tackle Monument Run With Crown Prince of Denmark Story | Flickr
U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona pins a Soldier's Medal on Army Lt. Col. David P. Diamond during a ceremony on Capitol Hill, Sept. 27, 2016. Diamond received the medal for helping to save lives following the bombings at the Boston Marathon three years ago. Army photo by John Martinez
Army Officer Earns Medal For Actions at Boston Marathon Bombing Story
Feds Feed Families
On June 10, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture kicked off the 8th annual governmentwide Feds Feed Families Food Drive Campaign. The campaign will run through August 31, 2016. The 2016 FFF slogan is "Feds Fighting Hunger." Defense Department employees nationwide have been asked to answer the call to fight hunger. We ask you to step up to meet this challenge. Together we CAN fight hunger; donate what you CAN to help! Every contribution, big and small, will make a difference in the lives of those in need! In his memo, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work expressed his support of the campaign and encouraged the workforce to donate nonperishable food items.
DoD’s Feds Feed Families Campaign Breaks Record to Fight Hunger Story | Special
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Vietnam veteran Army Sgt. Jorge Zambrana speaks about his military experiences during an interview in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, Aug. 10, 2016. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
Vietnam Veteran Finds Resilience Via Faith, Heritage, Helping Others Story | Special
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention
The Defense Department is taking a stand against sexual assault in the military in an effort to maintain the well-being of U.S. service members and their families. Check out Defense.gov’s special coverage, which includes information about resources dedicated to preventing and appropriately responding to this crime.
Naval Academy Hosts All-Day Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Training Story | Special