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Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers remarks during the ROTC commissioning ceremony at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., May 23, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter tours a Vietnam coast guard ship in Hai Phong, Vietnam, May 31, 2015. On May 23, 2016, President Barack Obama announced the end of a ban on weapons sales to Vietnam. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to New England to visit Navy installations in New London, Connecticut, and Newport, Rhode Island. He also commissioned cadets from Yale University's first ROTC graduating class since the Vietnam War era.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to New England to visit Navy installations in New London, Connecticut, and Newport, Rhode Island. He also commissioned cadets from Yale University's first ROTC graduating class since the Vietnam War era.
Soldiers detonate the charge to a mine clearing line to remove an obstacle during their gunnery table training at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, May 19, 2016. Army photo by Maj. Randy Ready
Soldiers detonate the charge to a mine clearing line to remove an obstacle during their gunnery table training at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, May 19, 2016. Army photo by Maj. Randy Ready
Air Force and Army teams conduct a mass casualty exercise at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 21, 2016. The airmen are assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron and the soldiers are assigned to the "Dustoff" Medical Evacuation Unit. The exercises prepare first responders to react to an accident or emergency. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman
Air Force and Army teams conduct a mass casualty exercise at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 21, 2016. The airmen are assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron and the soldiers are assigned to the "Dustoff" Medical Evacuation Unit. The exercises prepare first responders to react to an accident o ...More
A member of the Black Daggers, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command's parachute demonstration team, performs an aerial maneuver during the Shaw Air Expo and open house at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 21, 2016. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kelsey Tucker
A member of the Black Daggers, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command's parachute demonstration team, performs an aerial maneuver during the Shaw Air Expo and open house at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 21, 2016. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kelsey Tucker
A soldier uses smoke to conceal his movement during Decisive Action Rotation 16-06 at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., May 16, 2016. The soldier is assigned to 3rd Infantry Division. Army Photo by Spc. Kyle Edwards
A soldier uses smoke to conceal his movement during Decisive Action Rotation 16-06 at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., May 16, 2016. The soldier is assigned to 3rd Infantry Division. Army Photo by Spc. Kyle Edwards
A sailor trains aboard the USS William P. Lawrence in the South China Sea, May 17, 2016. The guided-missile destroyer is on a regularly scheduled 7th Fleet deployment. The sailor is assigned to the assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Emiline L. M. Senn
A sailor trains aboard the USS William P. Lawrence in the South China Sea, May 17, 2016. The guided-missile destroyer is on a regularly scheduled 7th Fleet deployment. The sailor is assigned to the assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Emiline L. M. Senn
Air Force 1st Lt. Justin D'olimpio connects wires into a meteorological observation system during routine maintenance at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 16, 2016. D'olimpio is a commander assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman
Air Force 1st Lt. Justin D'olimpio connects wires into a meteorological observation system during routine maintenance at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 16, 2016. D'olimpio is a commander assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman
Soldiers descend over Malemute drop zone during airborne training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 19, 2016. The soldiers are paratroopers assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne). Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena
Soldiers descend over Malemute drop zone during airborne training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 19, 2016. The soldiers are paratroopers assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne). Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena
Rex, a military working dog, takes down Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandon Hardy during a demonstration for elementary school students at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 17, 2016. Hardy and Rex are assigned to the 96th Security Forces Squadron. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.
Rex, a military working dog, takes down Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandon Hardy during a demonstration for elementary school students at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 17, 2016. Hardy and Rex are assigned to the 96th Security Forces Squadron. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.
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.
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.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Ivan Mitchell gets his face painted to participate in a traditional Pacific Islander dance as part of a celebration to mark Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month aboard the USNS Mercy in the Pacific Ocean, May 17, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Hank Gettys
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Ivan Mitchell gets his face painted to participate in a traditional Pacific Islander dance as part of a celebration to mark Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month aboard the USNS Mercy in the Pacific Ocean, May 17, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Hank Gettys
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.
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 soldier marks a target during training to qualify on the M4 carbine at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., May 18, 2016. The routine training allows soldiers to improve basic skills and increase unit readiness. The soldiers are assigned to Headquarters Battery, 17th Field Artillery Brigade. Army photo by Capt. Tania Donovan
A soldier marks a target during training to qualify on the M4 carbine at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., May 18, 2016. The routine training allows soldiers to improve basic skills and increase unit readiness. The soldiers are assigned to Headquarters Battery, 17th Field Artillery Brigade. Army photo by Capt. Tania Don ...More
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.
Senior Airman Jacob Hodney participates in slingload training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Hodney is assigned to the 25th Air Support Operations Squadron. Army Pathfinder instructors conducted the training. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Senior Airman Jacob Hodney participates in slingload training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Hodney is assigned to the 25th Air Support Operations Squadron. Army Pathfinder instructors conducted the training. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Air Force Senior Airman Sam Gomez checks notes from an Army  instructor during slingload operations at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 18, 2016. Gomez is assigned to the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Air Force Senior Airman Sam Gomez checks notes from an Army instructor during slingload operations at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 18, 2016. Gomez is assigned to the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to New England to visit Navy installations in New London, Connecticut, and Newport, Rhode Island. He also commissioned cadets from Yale University's first ROTC graduating class since the Vietnam War era.
Soldiers detonate the charge to a mine clearing line to remove an obstacle during their gunnery table training at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, May 19, 2016. Army photo by Maj. Randy Ready
Air Force and Army teams conduct a mass casualty exercise at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 21, 2016. The airmen are assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron and the soldiers are assigned to the "Dustoff" Medical Evacuation Unit. The exercises prepare first responders to react to an accident or emergency. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman
A member of the Black Daggers, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command's parachute demonstration team, performs an aerial maneuver during the Shaw Air Expo and open house at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 21, 2016. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kelsey Tucker
A soldier uses smoke to conceal his movement during Decisive Action Rotation 16-06 at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., May 16, 2016. The soldier is assigned to 3rd Infantry Division. Army Photo by Spc. Kyle Edwards
A sailor trains aboard the USS William P. Lawrence in the South China Sea, May 17, 2016. The guided-missile destroyer is on a regularly scheduled 7th Fleet deployment. The sailor is assigned to the assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Emiline L. M. Senn
Air Force 1st Lt. Justin D'olimpio connects wires into a meteorological observation system during routine maintenance at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 16, 2016. D'olimpio is a commander assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman
Soldiers descend over Malemute drop zone during airborne training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 19, 2016. The soldiers are paratroopers assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne). Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena
Rex, a military working dog, takes down Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandon Hardy during a demonstration for elementary school students at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 17, 2016. Hardy and Rex are assigned to the 96th Security Forces Squadron. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.
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.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Ivan Mitchell gets his face painted to participate in a traditional Pacific Islander dance as part of a celebration to mark Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month aboard the USNS Mercy in the Pacific Ocean, May 17, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Hank Gettys
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 soldier marks a target during training to qualify on the M4 carbine at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., May 18, 2016. The routine training allows soldiers to improve basic skills and increase unit readiness. The soldiers are assigned to Headquarters Battery, 17th Field Artillery Brigade. Army photo by Capt. Tania Donovan
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.
Senior Airman Jacob Hodney participates in slingload training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Hodney is assigned to the 25th Air Support Operations Squadron. Army Pathfinder instructors conducted the training. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Air Force Senior Airman Sam Gomez checks notes from an Army  instructor during slingload operations at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 18, 2016. Gomez is assigned to the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
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Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Brigade, Armed Forces of Bosnia, demonstrate riot control techniques during exercise Platinum Wolf 2016 at Peacekeeping Operations Training Center South Base, Bujanovac, Serbia, May 20, 2016. The soldiers are working with the partner nations of Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia and the United States during the final field exercise where they master patrols, military operation urban terrain training, and build their interoperability.
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Staff Sgt. Ryan Savage, a 91st Security Forces Group evaluator, lands a punch on his opponent during a match in Minot, N.D., May 7, 2016. Savage is a current state and regional champion and will compete for national champion in the 152-pound weight class. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Sullivan)
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Army Spc. Chasity Kuczer takes aim during the final round of the individual open compound bow competition at the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Fla., May 9, 2016. Kuczer won the silver medal. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
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Soldiers from Jager Battalion 291 pause for a photo in front of a Tiger Attack Helicopter and an AH-64 Apache flown by Capt. James Freeman during exercise Strong Punch near Fritzlar, Germany, May 19, 2016. U.S. and German aviators evaluate and tactics, techniques and procedures. Army photo by Capt. Jaymon Bell
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Sensors attached to a translucent model skull are used to measure explosive shock velocity and pressure at the Army Research Laboratory Weapons and Materials Research Directorate at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Md., March 9, 2016. Data captured by the sensors are used to assist studies in traumatic brain injuries. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
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