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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says goodbye to Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti after attending the 47th U.S.-South Korea Security Consultative Meeting in Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 2, 2015. Scaparrotti is commander of U.S. Forces Korea. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Carter to Host Counter-ISIL Meeting, Attend Eucom Change of Command Story | Special

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Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein delivers remarks at a Pentagon ceremony April 29, 2016, following the announcement of his nomination as the next Air Force chief of staff. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, right, participated in the event. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
Secretary Salutes Goldfein’s ‘Strong, Visionary Leadership’ Story | Photos | Transcript

Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser
Secretary Congratulates New Africom Commander Nominee Story

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work addresses members of the European Policy Centre in Brussels, April 28, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Work: U.S., NATO Must Use 21st-Century Approaches for Deterrence, Dominance Story | Special

Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, briefs reporters on the investigation into an Oct. 3, 2015 airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan, during a news conference at the Pentagon, April 29, 2016. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
Centcom: Communications, Human Errors Led to Attack On Afghan Hospital Story | Statement | Transcript
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period, showing troops as they serve in operation, sacrifice and engage in daily life.
Week in Photos April 22-28
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period, showing troops as they serve in operation, sacrifice and engage in daily life.
Army Sgt. Genaro Bueno completes the final portion of a 12-mile ruck march at Warrior Base near Panmunjeom, South Korea, April, 29, 2016. The ruck march was conducted as the final event during the Expert Field Medical Badge training event. Bueno is assigned to the 65th Medical Brigade. Army photo by Pfc. Lee, Kyeong-min
Ruck March Relief
Army Sgt. Genaro Bueno completes the final portion of a 12-mile ruck march at Warrior Base near Panmunjeom, South Korea, April, 29, 2016. The ruck march was conducted as the final event during the Expert Field Medical Badge training event. Bueno is assigned to the 65th Medical Brigade. Army photo by Pfc. Lee, Kyeong-mi ...More
Army Spc. Jason Green, left, talks to a hostage role player while Staff Sgt. Jesse Harris works to disarm explosives during a hostage rescue scenario for the 52nd and 111th Ordnance Group Joint Team of the Year 2016 competition at a training center in Greenville, Ky., April 28, 2016. The weeklong event tests teams in various scenarios they may encounter in situations around the world. Green is assigned to the 49th Ordnance Company, 184th Ordnance Battalion. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Kohl
Hostage Training
Army Spc. Jason Green, left, talks to a hostage role player while Staff Sgt. Jesse Harris works to disarm explosives during a hostage rescue scenario for the 52nd and 111th Ordnance Group Joint Team of the Year 2016 competition at a training center in Greenville, Ky., April 28, 2016. The weeklong event tests teams in v ...More
Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers remarks during an event introducing Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein at the Pentagon, April 29, 2016, following his nomination as the next Air Force chief of staff. Joining Carter are, from left, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Goldfein; and Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
Air Force Announcement
Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers remarks during an event introducing Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein at the Pentagon, April 29, 2016, following his nomination as the next Air Force chief of staff. Joining Carter are, from left, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta ...More
A paratrooper steps over the opening of the gunner’s hatch while at an M2 .50 caliber machine gun range at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 26, 2016. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Gunner's Hatch
A paratrooper steps over the opening of the gunner’s hatch while at an M2 .50 caliber machine gun range at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 26, 2016. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the DoD’s Retaliation Prevention and Response Strategy during a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator award ceremony April 28, 2016. The strategy addresses retaliation related to reports of sexual assault or sexual harassment.
DoD Announces Retaliation Prevention and Response Strategy
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the DoD’s Retaliation Prevention and Response Strategy during a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator award ceremony April 28, 2016. The strategy addresses retaliation related to reports of sexual assault or sexual harassment.
Army Spc. Dillon Weitzel waits for the order to fire on a machine gun range at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 26, 2016. Weitzel is a paratrooper assigned to the 25th Infantry Division’s 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), Alaska. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Handling Ammo Rounds
Army Spc. Dillon Weitzel waits for the order to fire on a machine gun range at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 26, 2016. Weitzel is a paratrooper assigned to the 25th Infantry Division’s 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), Alaska. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
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.
Sexual Assault: Awareness & 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.
Airmen take part in a simulated casualty evacuation training exercise off the coast of Homer, Alaska., April 27, 2016. The scenario involved an injured member of a fishing vessel who required immediate treatment and extraction from the boat. The airmen are assigned to the Alaska Air National Guard. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton
Rescue Training
Airmen take part in a simulated casualty evacuation training exercise off the coast of Homer, Alaska., April 27, 2016. The scenario involved an injured member of a fishing vessel who required immediate treatment and extraction from the boat. The airmen are assigned to the Alaska Air National Guard. Air National Guard p ...More
The Defense Department invited hackers to test the department’s cybersecurity under the “Hack the Pentagon” program. The initiative is the first cyber bug-bounty program in the history of the federal government.
Hack the Pentagon Without Becoming a Fugitive
The Defense Department invited hackers to test the department’s cybersecurity under the “Hack the Pentagon” program. The initiative is the first cyber bug-bounty program in the history of the federal government.
Soldiers conduct airborne operations from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter piloted by a Florida National Guard helicopter crew over Brooksville, Fla., April 23, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command. Army photo by Ching Oettel
Airborne Ops
Soldiers conduct airborne operations from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter piloted by a Florida National Guard helicopter crew over Brooksville, Fla., April 23, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command. Army photo by Ching Oettel
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work is on a weeklong trip to meet with U.S.-Nordic-Baltic leaders and his NATO counterparts. His stops will include Sweden and Belgium, where he is visiting military facilities, discussing security challenges and speaking to the European Policy Centre about the Third Offset Strategy.
Deputy Secretary Visits Sweden, Belgium
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work is on a weeklong trip to meet with U.S.-Nordic-Baltic leaders and his NATO counterparts. His stops will include Sweden and Belgium, where he is visiting military facilities, discussing security challenges and speaking to the European Policy Centre about the Third Offset Strategy.
Marines carry a combat raiding craft into the water to conduct beach searches during an amphibious operations training exercise at Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 21, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan
Combat Craft Exercise
Marines carry a combat raiding craft into the water to conduct beach searches during an amphibious operations training exercise at Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 21, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period, showing troops as they serve in operation, sacrifice and engage in daily life.
Army Sgt. Genaro Bueno completes the final portion of a 12-mile ruck march at Warrior Base near Panmunjeom, South Korea, April, 29, 2016. The ruck march was conducted as the final event during the Expert Field Medical Badge training event. Bueno is assigned to the 65th Medical Brigade. Army photo by Pfc. Lee, Kyeong-min
Army Spc. Jason Green, left, talks to a hostage role player while Staff Sgt. Jesse Harris works to disarm explosives during a hostage rescue scenario for the 52nd and 111th Ordnance Group Joint Team of the Year 2016 competition at a training center in Greenville, Ky., April 28, 2016. The weeklong event tests teams in various scenarios they may encounter in situations around the world. Green is assigned to the 49th Ordnance Company, 184th Ordnance Battalion. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Kohl
Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers remarks during an event introducing Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein at the Pentagon, April 29, 2016, following his nomination as the next Air Force chief of staff. Joining Carter are, from left, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Goldfein; and Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
A paratrooper steps over the opening of the gunner’s hatch while at an M2 .50 caliber machine gun range at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 26, 2016. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the DoD’s Retaliation Prevention and Response Strategy during a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator award ceremony April 28, 2016. The strategy addresses retaliation related to reports of sexual assault or sexual harassment.
Army Spc. Dillon Weitzel waits for the order to fire on a machine gun range at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 26, 2016. Weitzel is a paratrooper assigned to the 25th Infantry Division’s 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), Alaska. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
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.
Airmen take part in a simulated casualty evacuation training exercise off the coast of Homer, Alaska., April 27, 2016. The scenario involved an injured member of a fishing vessel who required immediate treatment and extraction from the boat. The airmen are assigned to the Alaska Air National Guard. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton
The Defense Department invited hackers to test the department’s cybersecurity under the “Hack the Pentagon” program. The initiative is the first cyber bug-bounty program in the history of the federal government.
Soldiers conduct airborne operations from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter piloted by a Florida National Guard helicopter crew over Brooksville, Fla., April 23, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command. Army photo by Ching Oettel
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work is on a weeklong trip to meet with U.S.-Nordic-Baltic leaders and his NATO counterparts. His stops will include Sweden and Belgium, where he is visiting military facilities, discussing security challenges and speaking to the European Policy Centre about the Third Offset Strategy.
Marines carry a combat raiding craft into the water to conduct beach searches during an amphibious operations training exercise at Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 21, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan
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Spc. Kayla Bundy, 1st Bn., 414th Inf. Reg., 95th Training Division (IET), hurdles a wall on the fit-to-win endurance obstacle course during the 2016 108th Training Command (IET) Best Warrior competition held at Fort Jackson, S.C., March 21. This year's Best Warrior competition determined the top NCO and junior enlisted Soldier who will represent the 108th Training Command (IET) at the Army Reserve Drill Sgt. of the Year competition later this year at Fort Bragg, N.C. Bundy was selected to represent the 108th in the junior enlisted competition. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton/released)
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Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention
Carter Unveils Sexual Assault Retaliation Prevention Strategy Story | Strategy | Statement | Special
Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts a ceremony honoring the 2016 Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinators Award recipients at the Pentagon, April 28, 2016. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
Secretary Honors 6 'Trailblazer' Sexual Assault Response Coordinators Story | Special
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Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, speaks with President Barack Obama at the White House. White House photo
Woodson Leaves Military Health System, Reflects on Achievements Story
The F-35 Lightning II makes its first appearance at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., March 10, 2014. The aircraft was flown in directly from the Lockheed Martin factory at Fort Worth, Texas. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dariene Seltmann
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A U.S. Air Force team sets up a mobile air traffic control tower at Eloy Alfaro International Airport in Manta, Ecuador, April 26, 2016. The portable tower will help local controllers increase the flow of humanitarian aid entering the country. The United States, in coordination with the Ecuadorian government, deployed 12 Air Force airmen to Ecuador to support international relief efforts for victims of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy Quito
Airmen Support Ecuador Earthquake Relief Story
Warrior Care
Retired Army Sgt. Albert Gonzalez sets pace for the Rescue 22 team during the Face of America bike ride in Gettysburg, Pa., April 24, 2016. More than 150 disabled veteran cyclists were paired amongst 600 able-bodied cyclists to ride 110 miles from Arlington, Va., to Gettysburg over two days in honor of veterans and military members. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
Veterans Overcome Challenges Through ‘Face of America’ Ride Story | Special
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