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Army Pfc. Richard Burger runs through smoke during the Ready Warrior Competition at Camp Madbull at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 23, 2016. Burger is assigned to the 574th Quartermaster Company, 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Army Pfc. Richard Burger runs through smoke during the Ready Warrior Competition at Camp Madbull at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 23, 2016. Burger is assigned to the 574th Quartermaster Company, 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Soldiers help remove debris after severe flooding in Rainelle, W.Va., June 27, 2016. The soldiers, assigned to the Rhode Island Army National Guard’s 861st Engineer Company, stayed in West Virginia after their annual training to assist with cleanup efforts. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Justin Hough
Soldiers help remove debris after severe flooding in Rainelle, W.Va., June 27, 2016. The soldiers, assigned to the Rhode Island Army National Guard’s 861st Engineer Company, stayed in West Virginia after their annual training to assist with cleanup efforts. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Justin Hough
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Vincent Kubat directs an AV-8B Harrier after landing aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in the Atlantic Ocean, June 27, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Rawad Madanat
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Vincent Kubat directs an AV-8B Harrier after landing aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in the Atlantic Ocean, June 27, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Rawad Madanat
Soldiers provide cover for one another while crossing a field under simulated enemy fire during Exercise Gridiron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 27, 2016. The soldiers are reservists assigned to the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
Soldiers provide cover for one another while crossing a field under simulated enemy fire during Exercise Gridiron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 27, 2016. The soldiers are reservists assigned to the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the next two links to the Force of the Future, June 9, 2016. The latest proposed changes allow the services to promote, retain and recruit highly skilled officers.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the next two links to the Force of the Future, June 9, 2016. The latest proposed changes allow the services to promote, retain and recruit highly skilled officers.
Marines conduct scenario based training as part of Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise in preparation for the 31st MEU's upcoming fall deployment at the Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa, Japan, June 25, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha Villarreal
Marines conduct scenario based training as part of Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise in preparation for the 31st MEU's upcoming fall deployment at the Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa, Japan, June 25, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha Villarreal
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
Twenty-six nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise scheduled June 30 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.
Twenty-six nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise scheduled June 30 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.
A Marine signals an F35B Lightning II at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., June 29, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonah Lovy
A Marine signals an F35B Lightning II at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., June 29, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonah Lovy
Air Force Airman 1st Class Leodanis Uceta helps children aim a hose during Heroes in Training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 24, 2016. The event shows kids how first responders react to emergencies. Uceta is a firefighter with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Sullivan
Air Force Airman 1st Class Leodanis Uceta helps children aim a hose during Heroes in Training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 24, 2016. The event shows kids how first responders react to emergencies. Uceta is a firefighter with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Sullivan
Biological, chemical and nuclear terrorist attacks; extreme weather events; and emerging infectious diseases all pose security threats unbounded by state, country and regional borders. The Department of Defense uses global biosurveillance networks to identify and track such threats and to help defend the nation.
Biological, chemical and nuclear terrorist attacks; extreme weather events; and emerging infectious diseases all pose security threats unbounded by state, country and regional borders. The Department of Defense uses global biosurveillance networks to identify and track such threats and to help defend the nation.
Marine Corps recruits receive their initial haircuts at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 27, 2016. The recruits are assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion. Recruits receive haircuts upon arriving at the depot to create uniformity. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Angelica Annastas
Marine Corps recruits receive their initial haircuts at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 27, 2016. The recruits are assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion. Recruits receive haircuts upon arriving at the depot to create uniformity. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Angelica Annastas
During the month of June, the Defense Department joins the nation in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, or LGBT, Pride Month. During this time, the department recognizes lesbian, gay and bisexual service members and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civilians for their dedicated service to both the DoD mission and to our nation.
During the month of June, the Defense Department joins the nation in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, or LGBT, Pride Month. During this time, the department recognizes lesbian, gay and bisexual service members and civilians for their dedicated service to both the DoD mission and to our nation.
Army Pfc. Richard Burger runs through smoke during the Ready Warrior Competition at Camp Madbull at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 23, 2016. Burger is assigned to the 574th Quartermaster Company, 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Soldiers help remove debris after severe flooding in Rainelle, W.Va., June 27, 2016. The soldiers, assigned to the Rhode Island Army National Guard’s 861st Engineer Company, stayed in West Virginia after their annual training to assist with cleanup efforts. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Justin Hough
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Vincent Kubat directs an AV-8B Harrier after landing aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in the Atlantic Ocean, June 27, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Rawad Madanat
Soldiers provide cover for one another while crossing a field under simulated enemy fire during Exercise Gridiron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 27, 2016. The soldiers are reservists assigned to the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the next two links to the Force of the Future, June 9, 2016. The latest proposed changes allow the services to promote, retain and recruit highly skilled officers.
Marines conduct scenario based training as part of Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise in preparation for the 31st MEU's upcoming fall deployment at the Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa, Japan, June 25, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha Villarreal
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
Twenty-six nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise scheduled June 30 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.
A Marine signals an F35B Lightning II at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., June 29, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonah Lovy
Air Force Airman 1st Class Leodanis Uceta helps children aim a hose during Heroes in Training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 24, 2016. The event shows kids how first responders react to emergencies. Uceta is a firefighter with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Sullivan
Biological, chemical and nuclear terrorist attacks; extreme weather events; and emerging infectious diseases all pose security threats unbounded by state, country and regional borders. The Department of Defense uses global biosurveillance networks to identify and track such threats and to help defend the nation.
Marine Corps recruits receive their initial haircuts at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 27, 2016. The recruits are assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion. Recruits receive haircuts upon arriving at the depot to create uniformity. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Angelica Annastas
During the month of June, the Defense Department joins the nation in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, or LGBT, Pride Month. During this time, the department recognizes lesbian, gay and bisexual service members and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civilians for their dedicated service to both the DoD mission and to our nation.
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