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In this file photo, Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S European Command and NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe, holds his first all-hands call for several hundred members of his headquarters staff in Stuttgart, Germany, June 22, 2016. Army photo by Eric Steen
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, left, XVIII Airborne Corps commanding general, during a visit to Fort Bragg, N.C., July 27, 2016. Townsend became commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve during an Aug. 21, 2016, transfer of authority ceremony. DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley
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Sailors heave a line aboard the USS Chancellorsville to depart Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 21, 2016, as a precaution for tropical storm Mindulle. The Chancellorsville is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Schneider
Sailors heave a line aboard the USS Chancellorsville to depart Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 21, 2016, as a precaution for tropical storm Mindulle. The Chancellorsville is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Schneider
A medevac helicopter lands under green smoke marking a landing zone during an exportable combat training exercise at Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 18, 2016. The exercise gives guardsmen an experience similar to a combat training center, but uses a nearby station to minimize cost. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Wheeler
A medevac helicopter lands under green smoke marking a landing zone during an exportable combat training exercise at Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 18, 2016. The exercise gives guardsmen an experience similar to a combat training center, but uses a nearby station to minimize cost. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Wheeler
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Login Loftis fires an M240 medium machine gun as Lance Cpl. Krikland Harrington looks through a night-vision device during Integrated Training Exercise 5-16 at Marine Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms Calif., Aug. 18, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Login Loftis fires an M240 medium machine gun as Lance Cpl. Krikland Harrington looks through a night-vision device during Integrated Training Exercise 5-16 at Marine Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms Calif., Aug. 18, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses National Defense University students at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., Aug. 23, 2016. The university offers military education to leaders of the U.S. armed forces and others. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses National Defense University students at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., Aug. 23, 2016. The university offers military education to leaders of the U.S. armed forces and others. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 14, 2016. The aircraft is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 101. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alex L. Smedegard
An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 14, 2016. The aircraft is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 101. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alex L. Smedegard
Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Isaman climbs a cliff face at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Vt., Aug. 21, 2016. Isaman attended a climbing course at the Army Mountain Warfare School. Isaman is assigned to the Idaho National Guard's 124th Air Support Operations Squadron. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Avery Cunningham
Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Isaman climbs a cliff face at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Vt., Aug. 21, 2016. Isaman attended a climbing course at the Army Mountain Warfare School. Isaman is assigned to the Idaho National Guard's 124th Air Support Operations Squadron. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Avery Cunningham
Army Sgt. David J. McGarrity, left, receives a hug from a resident in Denham Springs, La., Aug. 19, 2016, during his patrol of the area. McGarrity, a police officer assigned to the Louisiana National Guard, patrolled the area to ensure safety and security. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Scott D. Longstreet
Army Sgt. David J. McGarrity, left, receives a hug from a resident in Denham Springs, La., Aug. 19, 2016, during his patrol of the area. McGarrity, a police officer assigned to the Louisiana National Guard, patrolled the area to ensure safety and security. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Scott D. Longstreet
An Air Force pararescueman provides aid to an airman during mass casualty and extraction exercises at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 18, 2016. The pararescueman trained with soldiers to increase interoperability and demonstrate personnel recovery capabilities. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman
An Air Force pararescueman provides aid to an airman during mass casualty and extraction exercises at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 18, 2016. The pararescueman trained with soldiers to increase interoperability and demonstrate personnel recovery capabilities. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman
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 Petty Officer 3rd Class Kristen Neufeld performs maintenance on a Mark 38-25 mm machine gun aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson at its home port in San Diego, Aug. 18, 2016. Navy photo by Seaman Theo Shively
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Kristen Neufeld performs maintenance on a Mark 38-25 mm machine gun aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson at its home port in San Diego, Aug. 18, 2016. Navy photo by Seaman Theo Shively
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently hosted a Cyber Grand Challenge to prove that autonomous bots could find and fix software problems.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently hosted a Cyber Grand Challenge to prove that autonomous bots could find and fix software problems.
A Marine relays commands during Integrated Training Exercise at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 18, 2016. The exercise brings together ground, air and logistics combat elements into a lethal unit ready to respond to global uncertainty. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Danny Gonzalez
A Marine relays commands during Integrated Training Exercise at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 18, 2016. The exercise brings together ground, air and logistics combat elements into a lethal unit ready to respond to global uncertainty. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Danny Gonzalez
The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
Sailors haul in mooring lines aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 18, 2016. The sailors arrange the lines in a side-by-side pattern to keep them from getting tangled in their legs. The Reagan provides a combat-ready force in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Seaman Jamaal Liddell
Sailors haul in mooring lines aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 18, 2016. The sailors arrange the lines in a side-by-side pattern to keep them from getting tangled in their legs. The Reagan provides a combat-ready force in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Seaman Jamaal Liddell
Navy Seaman Brady Smith lets a girl touch a rifle used for performances during Navy Week in Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 19, 2016. Smith, is a member of the Navy's ceremonial guard. Navy Week helps raise awareness of the Navy through local outreach and community service. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Gilbert Bolibol
Navy Seaman Brady Smith lets a girl touch a rifle used for performances during Navy Week in Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 19, 2016. Smith, is a member of the Navy's ceremonial guard. Navy week helps raise awareness of the Navy through local outreach and community service. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Gilbert Bolibol
The Department of Defense cyber strategy guides the development of DoD's cyber forces and seeks to strengthen cyber defense and cyber deterrence posture. It focuses on building cyber capabilities and organizations for DoD's three primary cyber missions.
The Department of Defense cyber strategy guides the development of DoD's cyber forces and seeks to strengthen cyber defense and cyber deterrence posture. It focuses on building cyber capabilities and organizations for DoD's three primary cyber missions.
Sailors heave a line aboard the USS Chancellorsville to depart Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 21, 2016, as a precaution for tropical storm Mindulle. The Chancellorsville is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Schneider
A medevac helicopter lands under green smoke marking a landing zone during an exportable combat training exercise at Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 18, 2016. The exercise gives guardsmen an experience similar to a combat training center, but uses a nearby station to minimize cost. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Wheeler
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Login Loftis fires an M240 medium machine gun as Lance Cpl. Krikland Harrington looks through a night-vision device during Integrated Training Exercise 5-16 at Marine Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms Calif., Aug. 18, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses National Defense University students at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., Aug. 23, 2016. The university offers military education to leaders of the U.S. armed forces and others. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 14, 2016. The aircraft is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 101. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alex L. Smedegard
Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Isaman climbs a cliff face at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Vt., Aug. 21, 2016. Isaman attended a climbing course at the Army Mountain Warfare School. Isaman is assigned to the Idaho National Guard's 124th Air Support Operations Squadron. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Avery Cunningham
Army Sgt. David J. McGarrity, left, receives a hug from a resident in Denham Springs, La., Aug. 19, 2016, during his patrol of the area. McGarrity, a police officer assigned to the Louisiana National Guard, patrolled the area to ensure safety and security. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Scott D. Longstreet
An Air Force pararescueman provides aid to an airman during mass casualty and extraction exercises at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 18, 2016. The pararescueman trained with soldiers to increase interoperability and demonstrate personnel recovery capabilities. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman
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 Petty Officer 3rd Class Kristen Neufeld performs maintenance on a Mark 38-25 mm machine gun aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson at its home port in San Diego, Aug. 18, 2016. Navy photo by Seaman Theo Shively
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently hosted a Cyber Grand Challenge to prove that autonomous bots could find and fix software problems.
A Marine relays commands during Integrated Training Exercise at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 18, 2016. The exercise brings together ground, air and logistics combat elements into a lethal unit ready to respond to global uncertainty. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Danny Gonzalez
The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
Sailors haul in mooring lines aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 18, 2016. The sailors arrange the lines in a side-by-side pattern to keep them from getting tangled in their legs. The Reagan provides a combat-ready force in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Seaman Jamaal Liddell
Navy Seaman Brady Smith lets a girl touch a rifle used for performances during Navy Week in Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 19, 2016. Smith, is a member of the Navy's ceremonial guard. Navy Week helps raise awareness of the Navy through local outreach and community service. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Gilbert Bolibol
The Department of Defense cyber strategy guides the development of DoD's cyber forces and seeks to strengthen cyber defense and cyber deterrence posture. It focuses on building cyber capabilities and organizations for DoD's three primary cyber missions.
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An F-22 Raptor is being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker over the Nevada Test and Training Range during the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Deliberate Strike Night, June 16, 2016. The F-22 is assigned to the 433rd Weapons Squadron and the KC-135 is assigned to the 509th Weapons Squadron. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
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Operation Purple gives military children of deployed or injured service members a chance to go to a weeklong camp for free to relax and play with peers who get their lifestyle. At one of those camps in Maryland, 100 kids ages 9 to 12 got to learn from some special guests - about 30 soldiers from Aberdeen Proving Ground. DoD photo by Marine Corps Cpl. Cedric Haller
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Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Dupertuis, the aircrew flight equipment superintendent for the 6th Operations Support Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., is part of a select group of athletes driven to compete in the sport of ultramarathon running. He has completed two ultramarathons and many shorter long-distance races. Air Force photo by Alannah Don
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Air Force Lt. Col. Kelly Sullivan and 1st Sgt. Marvin Vides talk to one of numerous residents evacuated to a makeshift shelter in a movie studio near the Celtic Media Centre in Baton Rouge, La., Aug. 15, 2016. Sullivan and Vides are assigned to the Louisiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Air Support Operations Squadron. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Dan Farrell
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Royal Australian Air Force Warrant Officer Nicole Heffernan, co-host of Exercise Pacific Endeavor 2016, addresses participants during the exercise’s opening ceremony in Brisbane, Australia, Aug. 22, 2016. Sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command and hosted by the Australian Defense Force, Pacific Endeavor 2016 is a multinational workshop designed to enhance communication interoperability and expedite humanitarian assistance and disaster relief response in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Todd Kabalan
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A decontamination shelter, built by members of the 461st Flight Test Squadron and Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, was constructed to conduct chemical and biological decontamination tests on the F-35 Lightning II. Tests will begin in August, 2016. Air Force photo by Brad White
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The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency is fielding a new junctional tourniquet designed to save Warfighters from bleeding to death on the battlefield. Junctional tourniquets are designed to stop the bleeding in the groin or armpit area where the Combat Application Tourniquet cannot be used. The junctional tourniquet is designed like a belt with air bladders that can be positioned in about 60 seconds—a crucial factor for combat medics who only have mere minutes to save a fellow Warfighter's life if he or she is hemorrhaging. Photo by Ellen Crown
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