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Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with sailors aboard the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego, Sept. 29, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley
On USS Carl Vinson, Secretary Highlights Asia-Pacific Rebalance Story | Speech | Travels | Special

A Navy pilot assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 131 taxies an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Persian Gulf, Sept. 9, 2016. The Eisenhower and its carrier strike group are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan T. Beard
Coalition Shapes Mosul Fight By Removing ISIL Leaders From Battlefield Story | Transcript | Special

Take a look at some wild animals and the military aircraft that share their names.
When Animals Attack: Military Aircraft, Wild(life) Names Video
A Marine from a female engagement team teaches U.S. and Romanian soldiers how to execute Marine Corps martial arts techniques in Mihail Kogălniceanu, Romania, Sept. 29, 2016. The Marines spent two weeks conducting nonlethal training and military-to-military engagements. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle C. Talbot
A Marine from a female engagement team teaches U.S. and Romanian soldiers how to execute Marine Corps martial arts techniques in Mihail Kogălniceanu, Romania, Sept. 29, 2016. The Marines spent two weeks conducting nonlethal training and military-to-military engagements. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle C. Talbot
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on Defense.gov during a seven-day period.
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on Defense.gov during a seven-day period.
Army Sgt. Astor P720, a military working dog, waits for his next command from Army Spc. Kurtis Swift during obedience training at the Panzer Local Training Area in Boeblingen, Germany, Sept. 29, 2016. The training helps instill trust and loyalty between a working dog and his or her handler. Army photo by Jason Johnston
Army Sgt. Astor P720, a military working dog, waits for his next command from Army Spc. Kurtis Swift during obedience training at the Panzer Local Training Area in Boeblingen, Germany, Sept. 29, 2016. The training helps instill trust and loyalty between a working dog and his or her handler. Army photo by Jason Johnston
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to California and Hawaii to highlight Asia-Pacific rebalance efforts and host the U.S.-Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense forum, where ministers will focus on security and cooperation.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to California and Hawaii to highlight Asia-Pacific rebalance efforts and host the U.S.-Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense forum, where ministers will focus on security and cooperation.
Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.
Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.
Marine Corps Pfc. Tevin J. Poulson yells to squad members during Island Viper at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Sept. 28, 2016. During the annual predeployment training, Marines practice clearing buildings, patrolling and traversing through an improvised explosive device course. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson
Marine Corps Pfc. Tevin J. Poulson yells to squad members during Island Viper at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Sept. 28, 2016. During the annual predeployment training, Marines practice clearing buildings, patrolling and traversing through an improvised explosive device course. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson
Army Sgt. 1st Class Ilker Irmak dismounts a vehicle during a marksmanship exercise at the Army 2016 Best Warrior Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Sept. 28, 2016. The annual weeklong event tests 20 soldiers from 10 major commands on their physical and mental capabilities. Army photo by Pfc. Fransico Isreal
Army Sgt. 1st Class Ilker Irmak dismounts a vehicle during a marksmanship exercise at the Army 2016 Best Warrior Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Sept. 28, 2016. The annual weeklong event tests 20 soldiers from 10 major commands on their physical and mental capabilities. Army photo by Pfc. Fransico Isreal
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jerome Dunkley stands by as guests look at CH-53E Super Stallions during a friendship reception on the USS Bonhomme Richard in Hong Kong, Sept. 29, 2016. The ship is there to experience the city’s rich culture as part of a patrol. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah Villegas
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jerome Dunkley stands by as guests look at CH-53E Super Stallions during a friendship reception on the USS Bonhomme Richard in Hong Kong, Sept. 29, 2016. The ship is there to experience the city’s rich culture as part of a patrol. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah Villegas
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Marcus Miller fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the USS Momsen in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 28, 2016. The guided-missile destroyer is supporting maritime security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Chief Jay C. Pugh
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Marcus Miller fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the USS Momsen in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 28, 2016. The guided-missile destroyer is supporting maritime security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Chief Jay C. Pugh
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.
Air Force officers lift a piano into a burning pit at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 23, 2016. The military burns pianos every year in memory of the pilots from World War II's Battle of Britain who never came home. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes
Air Force officers lift a piano into a burning pit at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 23, 2016. The military burns pianos every year in memory of the pilots from World War II's Battle of Britain who never came home. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes
A Marine from a female engagement team teaches U.S. and Romanian soldiers how to execute Marine Corps martial arts techniques in Mihail Kogălniceanu, Romania, Sept. 29, 2016. The Marines spent two weeks conducting nonlethal training and military-to-military engagements. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle C. Talbot
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on Defense.gov during a seven-day period.
Army Sgt. Astor P720, a military working dog, waits for his next command from Army Spc. Kurtis Swift during obedience training at the Panzer Local Training Area in Boeblingen, Germany, Sept. 29, 2016. The training helps instill trust and loyalty between a working dog and his or her handler. Army photo by Jason Johnston
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to California and Hawaii to highlight Asia-Pacific rebalance efforts and host the U.S.-Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense forum, where ministers will focus on security and cooperation.
Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.
Marine Corps Pfc. Tevin J. Poulson yells to squad members during Island Viper at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Sept. 28, 2016. During the annual predeployment training, Marines practice clearing buildings, patrolling and traversing through an improvised explosive device course. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson
Army Sgt. 1st Class Ilker Irmak dismounts a vehicle during a marksmanship exercise at the Army 2016 Best Warrior Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Sept. 28, 2016. The annual weeklong event tests 20 soldiers from 10 major commands on their physical and mental capabilities. Army photo by Pfc. Fransico Isreal
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jerome Dunkley stands by as guests look at CH-53E Super Stallions during a friendship reception on the USS Bonhomme Richard in Hong Kong, Sept. 29, 2016. The ship is there to experience the city’s rich culture as part of a patrol. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah Villegas
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Marcus Miller fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the USS Momsen in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 28, 2016. The guided-missile destroyer is supporting maritime security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Chief Jay C. Pugh
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.
Air Force officers lift a piano into a burning pit at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 23, 2016. The military burns pianos every year in memory of the pilots from World War II's Battle of Britain who never came home. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes
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An MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron 166 inserts Marines with Infantry Officer’s Course at Range 220, the Combat Center’s largest military operations on urbanized terrain facility, Sept. 23, 2016, as part of Exercise Talon Reach. Officers awaiting training at Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School and Marine Corps Intelligence School also participated in the exercise for the first time to create a mutually beneficial learning environment. Photo by Lance Cpl. Eric Clayton
From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your Daily SITREP for Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.
WATCH: Vets Get TBI Help from Four-Legged Friends
In honor of National Service Dog Month this September, A Head for the Future released three videos to spotlight military veterans who have experienced TBI and made special connections with trained service dogs.
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U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka’s commanding officer, Navy Capt. Rosemary C. Malone, right, presents the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal to Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Blanchard, a hospital corpsman, during a ceremony, Sept. 13, 2016. Blanchard was honored for saving the life of a drowning mother during his temporary duty at the Surface Warfare Medical Institute in San Diego. Navy photo by Gregory Mitchell
Navy Corpsman Saves Drowning Woman Story
Science And Technology
An artist's concept of the Air Force Research Laboratory/Boeing X-51A during flight. The X-51 WaveRider is an unmanned research scramjet for hypersonic flight. The X-51 program was a cooperative effort by the Air Force, the Defense Advanced Research Agency, NASA, Boeing and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. The program was managed by the Aerospace Systems Directorate in the Air Force Research Laboratory. X-51 technology will be used in the AFRL’s high-speed strike weapon, a Mach 5-plus missile that’s scheduled to enter service in the mid-2020s. Air Force Research Laboratory graphic
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Focus on the Forces
The dry cargo ship USNS Matthew Perry prepares to refuel the hospital ship USNS Mercy, not shown, during a replenishment at sea in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 10, 2016. Deployed in support of Pacific Partnership 2016, Mercy was sailing to her home port of San Diego. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Kohlrus
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In the Spotlight
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, congratulates a representative for the Dryhootch Peer Support Program, one of the Newman's Own Award recipients, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 29, 2016. DoD photo by Army Sgt. James K. McCann
Newman’s Own Honors 5 Service Groups Story | Flickr
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
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Vietnam veteran Army Sgt. Jorge Zambrana speaks about his military experiences during an interview in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, Aug. 10, 2016. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
Vietnam Veteran Finds Resilience Via Faith, Heritage, Helping Others Story | Special