Defense Secretary Ash Carter accepts the American Patriot Award on behalf of the men and women of the Defense Department, Oct. 27, 2016.
Airmen maneuver through concealing smoke during tactical combat casualty care training in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Oct. 21, 2016. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
Anne Ng, a Navy civilian employee, uses challenges in her life to excel in her work at the Pentagon. She shares her experiences in this National Disability Employment Awareness Month video.
Each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

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A U.S. Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler separates from a KC-10 Extender refueling operation near Iraq, Oct. 26, 2016. Prowlers specialize in interrupting enemy electronic activity and obtaining tactical electronic intelligence within the combat area. The Prowler has provided protection for strike aircraft, ground troops and ships by jamming enemy radar and communications in the support of the liberation of Mosul, Iraq. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tyler Woodward
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter attends a North Atlantic Council meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Oct. 26, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley<br /><br /><a target="_blank" href="">
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Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, chief, National Guard Bureau, talks with Marines during a visit to Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Michigan, during exercise Northern Strike, Aug. 16, 2016. The general said that the Defense Department is working to streamline the process examining the bonuses or tuition assistance given to 13,000 California National Guardsmen. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill
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A U.S. Army M109A6 Paladin waits to be fired during the Iraqi security forces’ advance toward Mosul to retake the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant at Qayyarah West, Iraq, Oct. 17, 2016. Army photo by Spc.Christopher Brecht
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Soldiers with Able Company, 2nd Battalion, 136th Infantry Regiment, hug during a memorial ceremony held for Army Staff Sgt. Joshua R. Hanson in Taqaddum, Iraq, Sept. 4, 2006. Marine Corps photo by Lance Corporal Ryan L. Tomlinson
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