Iraqi and Kurdish forces are approaching the outskirts of Mosul and are clearing towns and villages to the north, east and south of Iraq’s second-largest city, a Pentagon spokesman said.
Marines depart a CH-53E Super Stallion aboard the USS Makin Island in the Pacific Ocean, Oct. 22, 2016. The ship is supporting the Navy's maritime strategy. Navy photo by Seaman Devin M. Langer
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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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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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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Army Scientists, Engineers Seek Innovation During Small Business Visit
Michael Piasecki shows visiting Army researchers his company’s small rotary wing unmanned aerial vehicles at the company headquarters near Philadelphia, Oct. 13, 2016. Photo courtesy David McNally
Military researchers are tapping small businesses in an effort to find innovative technology solutions for the future.

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