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Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work hosts the Spirit of Hope Award ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 28, 2016. The award, named after Bob Hope, goes to individuals or organizations that epitomize selfless service and dedicated commitment to the U.S. military. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Air Force leaders during a visit to Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Sept. 27, 2016. The secretary is traveling to North Dakota and New Mexico to focus on the U.S. nuclear enterprise. DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to North Dakota and New Mexico to highlight the nation's nuclear enterprise, an area of critical importance to the long-term security of the United States.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to North Dakota and New Mexico to highlight the nation's nuclear enterprise, an area of critical importance to the long-term security of the United States.
Navy Lt. Col. Brian Greene addresses a formation of Marines on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 27, 2016. The ship is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah Villegas
Navy Lt. Col. Brian Greene addresses a formation of Marines on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 27, 2016. The ship is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah Villegas
An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter hoists two sailors during search and rescue training in front of the USS Monterey in the Persian Gulf, Sept. 23, 2016. The Monterey is supporting maritime security operations efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Jenkins
An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter hoists two sailors during search and rescue training in front of the USS Monterey in the Persian Gulf, Sept. 23, 2016. The Monterey is supporting maritime security operations efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Jenkins
A Marine salvages an aircraft rotor during a field exercise at Camp Davis, N.C., Sept. 22, 2016. The exercise featured events such as auxiliary airfield construction, ground security and airfield damage repair. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson
A Marine salvages an aircraft rotor during a field exercise at Camp Davis, N.C., Sept. 22, 2016. The exercise featured events such as auxiliary airfield construction, ground security and airfield damage repair. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson
Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, front left, runs with wounded service members, wounded veterans and military families along the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 2016. Frederik and the U.S. and Danish veterans completed 3.8 miles around the National Mall. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, front left, runs with wounded service members, wounded veterans and military families along the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 2016. Frederik and the U.S. and Danish veterans completed 3.8 miles around the National Mall. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, center, presents the Spirit of Hope Award to Timothy Bryant, commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000, at the Pentagon, Sept. 28, 2016. Six individuals and one organization received the award, named after Bob Hope. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, center, presents the Spirit of Hope Award to Timothy Bryant, commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000, at the Pentagon, Sept. 28, 2016. Six individuals and one organization received the award, named after Bob Hope. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
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.
Navy Seaman Noah Cheeks dons a cranial helmet during flight operations aboard the USS Ross in the Mediterranean Sea, Sept. 24, 2016. The Ross, a guided-missile destroyer, is providing support in the Eastern Mediterranean as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Theron J. Godbold
Navy Seaman Noah Cheeks dons a cranial helmet during flight operations aboard the USS Ross in the Mediterranean Sea, Sept. 24, 2016. The Ross, a guided-missile destroyer, is providing support in the Eastern Mediterranean as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Theron J. Godbold
Given today's globalized access to knowledge and the rapid pace of technology development, innovation, speed, and agility have taken on a greater importance. The Defense Department serves as an innovative leader in developing technology to protect Americans and troops - on and off the battlefield.
Given today's globalized access to knowledge and the rapid pace of technology development, innovation, speed, and agility have taken on a greater importance. The Defense Department serves as an innovative leader in developing technology to protect Americans and troops - on and off the battlefield.
Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Chad Sweetser hugs his children after returning home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., Sept. 23, 2016. Sweetser is assigned to Patrol Squadron 40, which conducted operations in the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb Cooper
Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Chad Sweetser hugs his children after returning home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., Sept. 23, 2016. Sweetser is assigned to Patrol Squadron 40, which conducted operations in the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb Cooper
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to North Dakota and New Mexico to highlight the nation's nuclear enterprise, an area of critical importance to the long-term security of the United States.
Navy Lt. Col. Brian Greene addresses a formation of Marines on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 27, 2016. The ship is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah Villegas
An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter hoists two sailors during search and rescue training in front of the USS Monterey in the Persian Gulf, Sept. 23, 2016. The Monterey is supporting maritime security operations efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Jenkins
A Marine salvages an aircraft rotor during a field exercise at Camp Davis, N.C., Sept. 22, 2016. The exercise featured events such as auxiliary airfield construction, ground security and airfield damage repair. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson
Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, front left, runs with wounded service members, wounded veterans and military families along the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 2016. Frederik and the U.S. and Danish veterans completed 3.8 miles around the National Mall. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, center, presents the Spirit of Hope Award to Timothy Bryant, commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000, at the Pentagon, Sept. 28, 2016. Six individuals and one organization received the award, named after Bob Hope. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
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.
Navy Seaman Noah Cheeks dons a cranial helmet during flight operations aboard the USS Ross in the Mediterranean Sea, Sept. 24, 2016. The Ross, a guided-missile destroyer, is providing support in the Eastern Mediterranean as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Theron J. Godbold
Given today's globalized access to knowledge and the rapid pace of technology development, innovation, speed, and agility have taken on a greater importance. The Defense Department serves as an innovative leader in developing technology to protect Americans and troops - on and off the battlefield.
Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Chad Sweetser hugs his children after returning home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., Sept. 23, 2016. Sweetser is assigned to Patrol Squadron 40, which conducted operations in the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb Cooper
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After receiving the Soldiers Medal, Lt. Col. David Diamond, second from left, poses with Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning, far left, Senator John McCain and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark Milley, far right. Photo by John Martinez, Senior Leadership of the Army
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Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Stephen J. Bayer, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, stands outside his squad bay at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Sept. 12, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angelica Annastas
High Achiever Joins Marine Corps to Expand his Horizons Story
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Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, front left, leads a run with retired Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam Popp at the National Mall in Washington, Sept. 28, 2016. Frederik and wounded veterans from Denmark and the United States ran 3.8 miles around the National Mall. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
Wounded Warriors Tackle Monument Run With Crown Prince of Denmark Story | Flickr
U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona pins a Soldier's Medal on Army Lt. Col. David P. Diamond during a ceremony on Capitol Hill, Sept. 27, 2016. Diamond received the medal for helping to save lives following the bombings at the Boston Marathon three years ago. Army photo by John Martinez
Army Officer Earns Medal For Actions at Boston Marathon Bombing Story
Feds Feed Families
On June 10, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture kicked off the 8th annual governmentwide Feds Feed Families Food Drive Campaign. The campaign will run through August 31, 2016. The 2016 FFF slogan is "Feds Fighting Hunger." Defense Department employees nationwide have been asked to answer the call to fight hunger. We ask you to step up to meet this challenge. Together we CAN fight hunger; donate what you CAN to help! Every contribution, big and small, will make a difference in the lives of those in need! In his memo, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work expressed his support of the campaign and encouraged the workforce to donate nonperishable food items.
DoD’s Feds Feed Families Campaign Breaks Record to Fight Hunger Story | Special
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Iraqi Freedom combat veteran Marine Corps Sgt. Alexander Munoz speaks about his military experience during an interview in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, Aug. 10, 2016. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
Marine Corps Combat Vet Takes Pride in Heritage, Military Service Story | Special
Elections 2016
Election Day, Nov. 8, 2016, is fast approaching. No matter where you are stationed, registering to vote and getting your absentee ballot is simple, fast and easy.
DoD Provides Absentee Voter Tips for Military, Overseas Citizens Story | Special
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention
The Defense Department is taking a stand against sexual assault in the military in an effort to maintain the well-being of U.S. service members and their families. Check out Defense.gov’s special coverage, which includes information about resources dedicated to preventing and appropriately responding to this crime.
Naval Academy Hosts All-Day Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Training Story | Special