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Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at  the U.S. European Command's change-of-command ceremony alongside Eucom commander Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti in Stuttgart, Germany, May 3, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
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An F/A-18F Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 28, 2015. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson told Pentagon reporters on May 2, 2016, that the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group’s presence in the Gulf has been extended by 30 days in its continued support of Operation Inherent Resolve and security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class B. B. Petkovski
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter officially changes command of U.S. European Command from Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove to Army General Curtis M. Scaparrotti during a ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany, May 3, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Changing Command
Defense Secretary Ash Carter officially changes command of U.S. European Command from Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove to Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti during a ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany, May 3, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
At 17,400 feet, Mount Foraker towers above soldiers as they offload equipment and supplies from a CH-47F Chinook helicopter after landing on Kahiltna Glacier in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, April 24, 2016. Army photo by John Pennell
Denali Delivery
At 17,400 feet, Mount Foraker towers above soldiers as they offload equipment and supplies from a CH-47F Chinook helicopter after landing on Kahiltna Glacier in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, April 24, 2016. Army photo by John Pennell
Recovering service members participate in training for the 2016 Invictus Games at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., May 2, 2016. The games are scheduled for May 8-12 in Orlando, Fla.
Invictus Training
Recovering service members participate in training for the 2016 Invictus Games at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., May 2, 2016. The games are scheduled for May 8-12 in Orlando, Fla.
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.
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
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
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, left, 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 ...More
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
The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
America's Continued Commitment to European Security
The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
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
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
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.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter officially changes command of U.S. European Command from Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove to Army General Curtis M. Scaparrotti during a ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany, May 3, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
At 17,400 feet, Mount Foraker towers above soldiers as they offload equipment and supplies from a CH-47F Chinook helicopter after landing on Kahiltna Glacier in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, April 24, 2016. Army photo by John Pennell
Recovering service members participate in training for the 2016 Invictus Games at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., May 2, 2016. The games are scheduled for May 8-12 in Orlando, Fla.
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.
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
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
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
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
The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
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
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
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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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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