Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar in New Delhi, Dec. 8, 2016. Carter is on a trip to thank service members, meet with allies and advance DoD priorities.
Pearl Harbor survivors greet a child during the 75th commemoration of the attacks on Pearl Harbor at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Laurie Dexter
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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Olympic Gold Medalist Maya DiRado fires an M240 machine gun at a range at Grafenwoehr, Germany, Dec. 8, 2016. The swimmer is part of a USO tour to the Middle East and Europe. DoD photo by Jim Garamone
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Pacific Fleet Commander Navy Adm. Scott Swift delivers the keynote speech during the USS Oklahoma memorial service on the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian M. Wilbur
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Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Ellyn, watch as mentalist Jim Karol amazes a 3rd Cavalry Regiment soldier at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2016. Dunford is leading the 2016 USO Holiday Tour, which featurs entertainers and athletes bringing a bit of home to deployed troops. DoD photo by Jim Garamone
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An Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker to refuel over Iraq, Dec. 1, 2016, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordan Castelan
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President Barack Obama addresses members of Team MacDill during his final visit as commander in chief, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Dec. 6, 2016. The president thanked the men and women for their service and spoke on counter terrorism measures, national security and highlighted accomplishments of the U.S. military. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dana Flamer
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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 U.S. and Japanese veterans to promote peace and reconciliation.

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