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Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook briefs reporters at the Pentagon, Aug. 31, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
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Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers remarks during the American Legion's 98th national convention in Cincinnati, Aug. 30, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
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An F/A-18C Hornet taxis on the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Persian Gulf, July 31, 2016. The Eisenhower is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and other security efforts in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado
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We can all play a role in preventing suicide, but many people don't know what they can do to support the service member or veteran who is going through a difficult time. The Defense Department's theme for Suicide Prevention Month is: BeThere - your action could save a life.
We can all play a role in preventing suicide, but many people don't know what they can do to support the service member or veteran who is going through a difficult time. The Defense Department's theme for Suicide Prevention Month is: BeThere - your action could save a life.
Army Pfc. Oliver Larson pulls on a harness strap after landing during a joint forcible entry exercise onto Malemute drop zone during Exercise Spartan Agoge at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 23, 2016. Larson is a paratrooper. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Army Pfc. Oliver Larson pulls on a harness strap after landing during a joint forcible entry exercise onto Malemute drop zone during Exercise Spartan Agoge at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 23, 2016. Larson is a paratrooper. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Hector Gortaire conducts maintenance on an F/A-18F Hornet in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Persian Gulf, Aug. 27, 2016. The aircraft carrier is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Theodore Quintana
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Hector Gortaire conducts maintenance on an F/A-18F Hornet in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Persian Gulf, Aug. 27, 2016. The aircraft carrier is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Theodore Quintana
Sailors perform a respirator fit test aboard the USS Green Bay in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 29, 2016. The amphibious transport dock ship is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Williamson
Sailors perform a respirator fit test aboard the USS Green Bay in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 29, 2016. The amphibious transport dock ship is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Williamson
Sailors tighten straps on a jet during training to simulate the failing of an aircraft's landing gear while on the USS Ronald Reagan in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 29, 2016. The Reagan is defending maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Seaman Jamaal Liddell
Sailors tighten straps on a jet during training to simulate the failing of an aircraft's landing gear while on the USS Ronald Reagan in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 29, 2016. The Reagan is defending maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Seaman Jamaal Liddell
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.
Airmen embrace at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 29, 2016, after returning from a deployment. Airmen assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing deployed to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam to help provide continuous bomber presence. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong
Airmen embrace at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 29, 2016, after returning from a deployment. Airmen assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing deployed to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam to help provide continuous bomber presence. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong
Navy chief petty officers and chief petty officer selectees run across the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 26, 2016. The aircraft carrier is conducting routine training and qualifications for an upcoming deployment. Navy photo by Seaman Tristan Lotz
Navy chief petty officers and chief petty officer selectees run across the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 26, 2016. The aircraft carrier is conducting routine training and qualifications for an upcoming deployment. Navy photo by Seaman Tristan Lotz
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Medal of Honor recipient Woody Williams present a Spirit of Service Award to Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Levetina King at the American Legion convention in Cincinnati, Aug. 30, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Medal of Honor recipient Woody Williams present a Spirit of Service Award to Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Levetina King at the American Legion convention in Cincinnati, Aug. 30, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
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.
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.
Marines do burpees, which work the entire body, during a physical fitness and weapons knowledge test on the USS San Antonio in the Gulf of Aden, Aug. 30, 2016. The Marines are maintaining regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ryan Young
Marines do burpees, which work the entire body, during a physical fitness and weapons knowledge test on the USS San Antonio in the Gulf of Aden, Aug. 30, 2016. The Marines are maintaining regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ryan Young
We can all play a role in preventing suicide, but many people don't know what they can do to support the service member or veteran who is going through a difficult time. The Defense Department's theme for Suicide Prevention Month is: BeThere - your action could save a life.
Army Pfc. Oliver Larson pulls on a harness strap after landing during a joint forcible entry exercise onto Malemute drop zone during Exercise Spartan Agoge at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 23, 2016. Larson is a paratrooper. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Hector Gortaire conducts maintenance on an F/A-18F Hornet in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Persian Gulf, Aug. 27, 2016. The aircraft carrier is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Theodore Quintana
Sailors perform a respirator fit test aboard the USS Green Bay in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 29, 2016. The amphibious transport dock ship is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Williamson
Sailors tighten straps on a jet during training to simulate the failing of an aircraft's landing gear while on the USS Ronald Reagan in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 29, 2016. The Reagan is defending maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Seaman Jamaal Liddell
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.
Airmen embrace at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 29, 2016, after returning from a deployment. Airmen assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing deployed to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam to help provide continuous bomber presence. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong
Navy chief petty officers and chief petty officer selectees run across the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 26, 2016. The aircraft carrier is conducting routine training and qualifications for an upcoming deployment. Navy photo by Seaman Tristan Lotz
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Medal of Honor recipient Woody Williams present a Spirit of Service Award to Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Levetina King at the American Legion convention in Cincinnati, Aug. 30, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
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.
Marines do burpees, which work the entire body, during a physical fitness and weapons knowledge test on the USS San Antonio in the Gulf of Aden, Aug. 30, 2016. The Marines are maintaining regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ryan Young
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Cheer On These Military Paralympians as They Go for Gold
Army Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Marks swims during the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Fla. May 11, 2016. DoD photo by EJ Hersom, Army photo by Tim Hipps
Several service members and veterans who have amazing stories of resilience are competing in the 2016 Paralympics. Meet a few of them here.
Army Engineers Help Helicopter Society Chapter Take Flight
Inaugural meeting of the American Helicopter Society - Aberdeen Chapter at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Aug. 18, 2016. Army photo by David McNally
U.S. Army Research Laboratory aviation engineers led a successful effort in Aberdeen, Md., to establish an American Helicopter Society chapter, which convened its first meeting this month.
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Army Sgt. 1st Class Tomeko Eaddy, noncommissioned officer in charge of the physical medicine and rehabilitation department at William Beaumont Army Medical Center on Fort Bliss, Texas, is recognized as the Soldier of the Month for August by the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, Aug. 4, 2016. Army photo by Marcy Sanchez
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Sexual Assault Awareness
Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville form a teal ribbon in recognition of  Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention  Month, April 27, 2016. The teal ribbon signifies the Navy’s zero tolerance policy against sexual assault. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Monica Strickler
DoD Urges Participation in Active-Duty Workplace, Gender-Relations Survey Story | Special
In The Spotlight
Marines with Task Force Los Angeles prepare to board the USS America at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., Aug. 29, 2016. The ship will carry Marines, sailors, and Coast Guardsmen to Fleet Week in Los Angeles, Sept. 2 -- Sept. 5.  Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel
Marines, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen Help Celebrate First Los Angeles Fleet Week Story
Sgt. JonPaul Perry, a military working dog handler attending the new Patrol Explosive Detector Dog Enhanced Course training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., reconnects with Rex, his partner of three deployments. Perry, assigned to the 69th Military Working Dog Detachment, Fort Carson, Col., was not expecting to see Rex until after he graduated training in November. Photo by Mike Bowers
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Asia-Pacific Rebalance
South Korean and American flags fly next to each other in Yongin, South Korea, Aug. 23, 2016. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar
75,000 U.S., South Korean, Canadian Forces Commence Pacific Exercise Story | Special
Focus on the Forces
Pacific Endeavor 2016 exercise participants place high frequency radio antennas at Victoria Barracks in Brisbane, Australia, Aug. 28, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt Todd Kabalan
Pacific Endeavor 2016 Exercise in Australia Integrates Real-World Lessons Story | Special
Soldiers run a decontamination site at Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 25, 2016, during Exercise Sudden Response 16. Army photo by Sgt. Marcus Floyd
Soldiers, Civilians Hone Disaster Response Skills During Exercise Sudden Response Story