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From left, Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, Marine Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, and Marine 1st Lt. Matthew Welsh, render honors as the colors are presented during Gen. Welsh's retirement ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 24, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
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Marine Corps recruit Tyler Steeley cleans his weapon during the Crucible at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., June 24, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Colby Cooper
Marine Corps recruit Tyler Steeley cleans his weapon during the Crucible at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., June 24, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Colby Cooper
Sailors with the Navy Ceremonial Guard perform during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., June 24, 2016. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Muncy
Sailors with the Navy Ceremonial Guard perform during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., June 24, 2016. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Muncy
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period, showing troops as they serve in operation, sacrifice and engage in daily life.
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period, showing troops as they serve in operation, sacrifice and engage in daily life.
Army Spc. Gerald Wilson yells a warning about incoming indirect fire to his team during the Ready Warrior Competition at Camp Madbull on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 23, 2016. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Army Spc. Gerald Wilson yells a warning about incoming indirect fire to his team during the Ready Warrior Competition at Camp Madbull on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 23, 2016. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Army flight medics ascend on a hoist line with a simulated patient during medical evacuation training part of a joint exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 23, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. Army photo by Sgt. Anthony Hewitt
Army flight medics ascend on a hoist line with a simulated patient during medical evacuation training part of a joint exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 23, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. Army photo by Sgt. Anthony Hewitt
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched the eighth annual Feds Feed Families campaign, which extends throughout the government. The Defense Department will play a vital role in the fight against hunger.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched the eighth annual Feds Feed Families campaign, which extends throughout the government. The Defense Department will play a vital role in the fight against hunger.
The USS Carter Hall travels through the locks of the North Sea Canal toward Amsterdam June 21, 2016, after participating in the 2016 Baltic Operations exercise. The multinational exercise aims to enhance interoperability of allied and partner forces in the Baltic region. Navy photo by Seaman Julio Martinez Martinez
The USS Carter Hall travels through the locks of the North Sea Canal toward Amsterdam June 21, 2016, after participating in the 2016 Baltic Operations exercise. The multinational exercise aims to enhance interoperability of allied and partner forces in the Baltic region. Navy photo by Seaman Julio Martinez Martinez
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.
Army Capt. Scott Hasenpflug applies camouflage paint before a tactical operation during Swift Response 16 at the Hohenfels Training Area in Hohenfels, Germany, Jun. 22, 2016. The military crisis response training event includes multinational airborne forces. Army photo by Pfc. Rachel Wilridge
Army Capt. Scott Hasenpflug applies camouflage paint before a tactical operation during Swift Response 16 at the Hohenfels Training Area in Hohenfels, Germany, Jun. 22, 2016. The military crisis response training event includes multinational airborne forces. Army photo by Pfc. Rachel Wilridge
Nearly 20 million Americans will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder in their lifetimes. No one knows why some people develop PTSD and others don't, but we know that the more people who understand PTSD, the more we can help those who are affected. Learn more and help raise awareness of #PTSD and its treatments.
Nearly 20 million Americans will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder in their lifetimes. No one knows why some people develop PTSD and others don't, but we know that the more people who understand PTSD, the more we can help those who are affected. Learn more and help raise awareness of #PTSD and its treatments.
Marine Corps recruit Tyler Steeley cleans his weapon during the Crucible at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., June 24, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Colby Cooper
Sailors with the Navy Ceremonial Guard perform during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., June 24, 2016. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Muncy
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period, showing troops as they serve in operation, sacrifice and engage in daily life.
Army Spc. Gerald Wilson yells a warning about incoming indirect fire to his team during the Ready Warrior Competition at Camp Madbull on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 23, 2016. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Army flight medics ascend on a hoist line with a simulated patient during medical evacuation training part of a joint exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 23, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. Army photo by Sgt. Anthony Hewitt
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched the eighth annual Feds Feed Families campaign, which extends throughout the government. The Defense Department will play a vital role in the fight against hunger.
The USS Carter Hall travels through the locks of the North Sea Canal toward Amsterdam June 21, 2016, after participating in the 2016 Baltic Operations exercise. The multinational exercise aims to enhance interoperability of allied and partner forces in the Baltic region. Navy photo by Seaman Julio Martinez Martinez
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.
Army Capt. Scott Hasenpflug applies camouflage paint before a tactical operation during Swift Response 16 at the Hohenfels Training Area in Hohenfels, Germany, Jun. 22, 2016. The military crisis response training event includes multinational airborne forces. Army photo by Pfc. Rachel Wilridge
Nearly 20 million Americans will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder in their lifetimes. No one knows why some people develop PTSD and others don't, but we know that the more people who understand PTSD, the more we can help those who are affected. Learn more and help raise awareness of #PTSD and its treatments.
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Daily SITREP: PTSD Awareness Day
June is National PTSD awareness month and June 27, 2016 is National PTSD Awareness Day.
From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your Daily SITREP for Monday, June 27, 2016.
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Get the Facts: 6 Common Myths About PTSD
PTSD occurs when distress over a traumatic event impairs a person's ability to socialize, work and act rationally. But there are a lot of common misconceptions about PTSD, which is very complex.
PTSD is a well-known issue nowadays, but there are still many misconceptions about it. Clear six of those up here.
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Master Gunnery Sgt. Mark A. Tyson, chief staff-noncommissioned officer in charge, environmental services division, Marine Forces Reserve and his son, Sgt. Stephen A. Tyson, a squad leader with 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, MARFORRES, had the opportunity to spend Father’s Day together during Integrated Training Exercise 4-16 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 19, 2016. Reserve Marines gathered together to train during ITX and hone their skills as a Marine Air Ground Task Force.
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Warrior Care
Army veteran Greg Mullen has created animal figures, Southwestern sun faces, vases, as well as a life-sized suit of armor and a coffee table with a "dot" art technique he developed to help him cope with post-traumatic stress disorder. While a small item takes him a half day to fill with about 400 dot patterns, his prized coffee table took three months to complete, with at least 50,000 layered dots. Courtesy photo
Veteran With Post-Traumatic Stress Finds Coping Skills Through ‘Dot’ Art Story | Blog | Special
Medal of Honor
Maj. Charles Kettles stands in front of a 121st Aviation Company, UH-1H helicopter during his second tour of duty in Vietnam in 1969. During his first tour with the 176th Aviation Company in May 1967, Kettles saved eight soldiers who had been left behind after an initial rescue mission. He then managed to pilot the severely overloaded helicopter to safety. He will be awarded the Medal of Honor during a White House ceremony in July.
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