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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

Brooks Takes Command of U.S. Forces Korea Story | Photos | Special

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

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
Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez's visit, board, search, and seizure team operate a rigid-hull inflatable boat in the Gulf of Aden, April 26, 2016. The Gonzalez is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group 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 Pasquale Sena
Seizure Team
Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez's visit, board, search, and seizure team operate a rigid-hull inflatable boat in the Gulf of Aden, April 26, 2016. The Gonzalez is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operat ...More
During May, the Defense Department pays tribute to the dedicated service and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, past and present, in defense of our nation.
Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
During May, the Defense Department pays tribute to the dedicated service and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, past and present, in defense of our nation.
Marine Corps Capt. James Atkinson greets a resident before an upcoming Medical Readiness Exercise in La Blanca, Guatemala, April 29, 2016. Task Force Red Wolf and Army South conducted civil assistance training with Guatemalan government and nongovernment agencies to improve the mission readiness of U.S. forces and provide a lasting benefit to the Guatemalan people. Army photo by Spc. Glenaj Washington
Horizon Smiles
Marine Corps Capt. James Atkinson greets a resident before an upcoming Medical Readiness Exercise in La Blanca, Guatemala, April 29, 2016. Task Force Red Wolf and Army South conducted civil assistance training with Guatemalan government and nongovernment agencies to improve the mission readiness of U.S. forces and prov ...More
A U.S. airman wrestles with a Dutch soldier after being exposed to pepper spray during a nonlethal weapons class as part of African Lion 16 in Tifnit, Morocco, April 23, 2016. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey
Pepper Pair
A U.S. airman wrestles with a Dutch soldier after being exposed to pepper spray during a nonlethal weapons class as part of African Lion 16 in Tifnit, Morocco, April 23, 2016. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey
A volunteer showers a runner with a cloud of purple dust at the beginning of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Color Run at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 29, 2016. About 300 runners participated in the event. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.
Purple Shower
A volunteer showers a runner with a cloud of purple dust at the beginning of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Color Run at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 29, 2016. About 300 runners participated in the event. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.
Air Force Capt. Daniel Stancin applies face paint during survival, evasion, resistance and escape training at Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 21, 2016. The training keeps personnel prepared for contingency situations such as evading and escaping capture behind enemy lines. Stancin is a navigator assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Delano Scott
Survival Paint
Air Force Capt. Daniel Stancin applies face paint during survival, evasion, resistance and escape training at Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 21, 2016. The training keeps personnel prepared for contingency situations such as evading and escaping capture behind enemy lines. Stancin is a navigator assigned to the 36th Airl ...More
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 Gen. Vincent K. Brooks takes the U.S. Forces Korea colors from Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a change-of-command ceremony in Yongsan Garrison in South Korea, April 30, 2016. During the ceremony, Brooks took command of United Nations Command, Combined Force Command and U.S. Forces Korea. Army photo by Sgt. Russell Youmans
Korea Colors
Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks takes the U.S. Forces Korea colors from Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a change-of-command ceremony in Yongsan Garrison in South Korea, April 30, 2016. During the ceremony, Brooks took command of United Nations Command, Combined Force Command ...More
Army Spc. Corey Berke fires an M16 rifle from the kneeling position during the weapons qualification event for the Best Warrior Competition at Camp Smith Training Site, N.Y., April 21, 2016. Berke is a network systems operator assigned to the New York Army National Guard. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Michael Davis
Kneeling Position
Army Spc. Corey Berke fires an M16 rifle from the kneeling position during the weapons qualification event for the Best Warrior Competition at Camp Smith Training Site, N.Y., April 21, 2016. Berke is a network systems operator assigned to the New York Army National Guard. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Michael Davis
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.
DoD Focus on Asia-Pacific Rebalance
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.
Airmen use the Jaws of Life to tear apart a vehicle's roof to remove a mock victim as part of a combat search-and-rescue demonstration during a civic leader program at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 21, 2016. The airmen are assigned to the 57th Rescue Squadron. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Emerson Nunez
Jaws Demo
Airmen use the Jaws of Life to tear apart a vehicle's roof to remove a mock victim as part of a combat search-and-rescue demonstration during a civic leader program at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 21, 2016. The airmen are assigned to the 57th Rescue Squadron. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Emerson Nunez
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.
An airman communicates with a crew chief in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter participating in a simulated casualty evacuation training exercise off the coast of Homer, Alaska, April 27, 2016. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton
Hovering Hawk
An airman communicates with a crew chief in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter participating in a simulated casualty evacuation training exercise off the coast of Homer, Alaska, April 27, 2016. 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.
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.
Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez's visit, board, search, and seizure team operate a rigid-hull inflatable boat in the Gulf of Aden, April 26, 2016. The Gonzalez is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group 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 Pasquale Sena
During May, the Defense Department pays tribute to the dedicated service and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, past and present, in defense of our nation.
Marine Corps Capt. James Atkinson greets a resident before an upcoming Medical Readiness Exercise in La Blanca, Guatemala, April 29, 2016. Task Force Red Wolf and Army South conducted civil assistance training with Guatemalan government and nongovernment agencies to improve the mission readiness of U.S. forces and provide a lasting benefit to the Guatemalan people. Army photo by Spc. Glenaj Washington
A U.S. airman wrestles with a Dutch soldier after being exposed to pepper spray during a nonlethal weapons class as part of African Lion 16 in Tifnit, Morocco, April 23, 2016. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey
A volunteer showers a runner with a cloud of purple dust at the beginning of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Color Run at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 29, 2016. About 300 runners participated in the event. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.
Air Force Capt. Daniel Stancin applies face paint during survival, evasion, resistance and escape training at Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 21, 2016. The training keeps personnel prepared for contingency situations such as evading and escaping capture behind enemy lines. Stancin is a navigator assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Delano Scott
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 Gen. Vincent K. Brooks takes the U.S. Forces Korea colors from Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a change-of-command ceremony in Yongsan Garrison in South Korea, April 30, 2016. During the ceremony, Brooks took command of United Nations Command, Combined Force Command and U.S. Forces Korea. Army photo by Sgt. Russell Youmans
Army Spc. Corey Berke fires an M16 rifle from the kneeling position during the weapons qualification event for the Best Warrior Competition at Camp Smith Training Site, N.Y., April 21, 2016. Berke is a network systems operator assigned to the New York Army National Guard. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Michael Davis
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.
Airmen use the Jaws of Life to tear apart a vehicle's roof to remove a mock victim as part of a combat search-and-rescue demonstration during a civic leader program at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 21, 2016. The airmen are assigned to the 57th Rescue Squadron. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Emerson Nunez
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.
An airman communicates with a crew chief in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter participating in a simulated casualty evacuation training exercise off the coast of Homer, Alaska, April 27, 2016. 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.
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Army Ranger Continues to Shatter Glass Ceilings
Capt. Kristen Griest smiles at friends and family as she waits with her U.S. Army Ranger School Class to graduate at Fort Benning, Ga., Aug. 21, 2015. Griest and class member 1st Lt. Shaye Haver became the first female graduates of the school. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Steve Cortez
Army Capt. Kristen Griest was one of the first two women to earn the coveted Army Ranger tab and more recently she became the first female infantry officer.
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Prime PCS season is almost here. If your military family is moving, there are a lot of things you can do to prepare.
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TSA Should Stand for ‘Thank Service Members Appropriately’
The Transportation Security Administration is offering free expedited screening to those who qualify in a show of gratitude for your service to the country.
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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
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Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. Robin Braun presents a U.S. flag to Bernadette Maybelle Parks Ricks, great-granddaughter of Medal of Honor recipient Joseph B. Noil, during a ceremony at St. Elizabeths Hospital cemetery in Washington, D.C., April 29, 2016. Noil received the Medal of Honor for actions while serving on the USS Powhatan in 1872, but his headstone did not recognize his award due to a misprint on his death certificate. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Lockwood
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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
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