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Defense Secretary Ash Carter is scheduled to host a meeting in Brussels of coalition defense ministers countering the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to discuss the military campaign plan. Watch it live here.
Carter Hosts Counter-ISIL Meeting in Brussels
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is scheduled to host a meeting in Brussels of coalition defense ministers countering the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to discuss the military campaign plan. Watch it live here.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, greets NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as they meet at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Feb. 10, 2016, to discuss matters of mutual importance. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, greets NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as they meet at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Feb. 10, 2016, to discuss matters of mutual importance. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Defense Secretary Ash Carter greets Czech Defense Minister Martin Stropnicky as they prepare to discuss matters of mutual importance during a meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Feb. 10, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
NATO Meeting
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, third from left, greets Czech Defense Minister Martin Stropnicky, second from right, as they prepare to discuss matters of mutual importance during a meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Feb. 10, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class John Stand signals aboard the USS Ross to a wench operator during an underway replenishment with the USNS Kanawha in the Mediterranean Sea, Feb. 7, 2016. Stand is a boatswain’s mate. The Ross is conducting a routine patrol in the region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Stumberg
Ross Replenishment
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class John Stand signals aboard the USS Ross to a wench operator during an underway replenishment with the USNS Kanawha in the Mediterranean Sea, Feb. 7, 2016. Stand is a boatswain’s mate. The Ross is conducting a routine patrol in the region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Stumberg
Army 1st Lt. Oliver Salman puts on camouflage paint before a night static-line jump during "large package week" training operations on Pope Army Airfield, N.C., Feb. 6, 2016. The training helps prepare airmen and soldiers for a subsequent joint access exercise. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos
Face Paint Prep
Army 1st Lt. Oliver Salman puts on camouflage paint before a night static-line jump during "large package week" training operations on Pope Army Airfield, N.C., Feb. 6, 2016. The training helps prepare airmen and soldiers for a subsequent joint access exercise. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos
Defense Secretary Ash Carter travels to Brussels to meet with NATO defense ministers on the European Reassurance Initiative and funding for a full deterrence posture in Europe. He also will discuss the military campaign countering the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant with coalition defense ministers.
Travels With Carter - February 2016
Defense Secretary Ash Carter travels to Brussels to meet with NATO defense ministers on the European Reassurance Initiative and funding for a full deterrence posture in Europe. He also will discuss the military campaign countering the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant with coalition defense ministers.
Air Force Lt. Col. Thomas Wolfe performs preflight checks on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 1, 2016. Wolfe is deputy commander of the 455th Expeditionary Operations Group. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Rau
Green Screen
Air Force Lt. Col. Thomas Wolfe performs preflight checks on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 1, 2016. Wolfe is deputy commander of the 455th Expeditionary Operations Group. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Rau
Evolving challenges drive the Defense Department’s planning for its $582.7 billion fiscal year 2017 budget request, including Russian aggression in Europe, the rise of China in the Asia Pacific, North Korea, Iran, and the ongoing fight against terrorism, especially the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
FY2017 Budget Proposal
Evolving challenges drive the Defense Department’s planning for its $582.7 billion fiscal year 2017 budget request, including Russian aggression in Europe, the rise of China in the Asia Pacific, North Korea, Iran, and the ongoing fight against terrorism, especially the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
A soldier prepares an AH-64 Apache helicopter for transport on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 2, 2016. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Freeman
Apache Prep
A soldier prepares an AH-64 Apache helicopter for transport on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 2, 2016. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Freeman
Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tours an exercise site on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Feb. 9, 2016. DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Schofield Site
Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tours an exercise site on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Feb. 9, 2016. DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
U.S. Marines work with Thai and Japanese service members to build a multipurpose room at Ban Cham Kho School in Rayong, Thailand, Feb. 4, 2016, during exercise Cobra Gold. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. William L. Holdaway
Construction Collaboration
U.S. Marines work with Thai and Japanese service members to build a multipurpose room at Ban Cham Kho School in Rayong, Thailand, Feb. 4, 2016, during exercise Cobra Gold. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. William L. Holdaway
Air Force Staff Sgt. Israel Garza secures a hallway as his team members clear a room at the youth center during a training exercise on Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Jan. 28, 2016. Garza is a unit trainer with the 23rd Security Forces Squadron. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf
Securing the Scene
Air Force Staff Sgt. Israel Garza secures a hallway as his team members clear a room at the youth center during a training exercise on Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Jan. 28, 2016. Garza is a unit trainer with the 23rd Security Forces Squadron. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes in Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Operation Inherent Resolve: Targeted Operations Against ISIL Terrorists
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes in Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker during Forceful Tiger near Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 28, 2016. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman
Aerial Refueling
An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker during Forceful Tiger near Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 28, 2016. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman
The Defense Department must be able to adapt current and future operations to address the impacts of climate change in order to maintain an effective and efficient U.S. military.
Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience
The Defense Department must be able to adapt current and future operations to address the impacts of climate change in order to maintain an effective and efficient U.S. military.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is scheduled to host a meeting in Brussels of coalition defense ministers countering the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to discuss the military campaign plan. Watch it live here.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, greets NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as they meet at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Feb. 10, 2016, to discuss matters of mutual importance. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Defense Secretary Ash Carter greets Czech Defense Minister Martin Stropnicky as they prepare to discuss matters of mutual importance during a meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Feb. 10, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class John Stand signals aboard the USS Ross to a wench operator during an underway replenishment with the USNS Kanawha in the Mediterranean Sea, Feb. 7, 2016. Stand is a boatswain’s mate. The Ross is conducting a routine patrol in the region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Stumberg
Army 1st Lt. Oliver Salman puts on camouflage paint before a night static-line jump during "large package week" training operations on Pope Army Airfield, N.C., Feb. 6, 2016. The training helps prepare airmen and soldiers for a subsequent joint access exercise. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos
Defense Secretary Ash Carter travels to Brussels to meet with NATO defense ministers on the European Reassurance Initiative and funding for a full deterrence posture in Europe. He also will discuss the military campaign countering the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant with coalition defense ministers.
Air Force Lt. Col. Thomas Wolfe performs preflight checks on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 1, 2016. Wolfe is deputy commander of the 455th Expeditionary Operations Group. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Rau
Evolving challenges drive the Defense Department’s planning for its $582.7 billion fiscal year 2017 budget request, including Russian aggression in Europe, the rise of China in the Asia Pacific, North Korea, Iran, and the ongoing fight against terrorism, especially the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
A soldier prepares an AH-64 Apache helicopter for transport on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 2, 2016. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Freeman
Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tours an exercise site on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Feb. 9, 2016. DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
U.S. Marines work with Thai and Japanese service members to build a multipurpose room at Ban Cham Kho School in Rayong, Thailand, Feb. 4, 2016, during exercise Cobra Gold. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. William L. Holdaway
Air Force Staff Sgt. Israel Garza secures a hallway as his team members clear a room at the youth center during a training exercise on Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Jan. 28, 2016. Garza is a unit trainer with the 23rd Security Forces Squadron. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes in Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker during Forceful Tiger near Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 28, 2016. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman
The Defense Department must be able to adapt current and future operations to address the impacts of climate change in order to maintain an effective and efficient U.S. military.
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