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Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work announces details of the Defense Department's fiscal year 2017 budget proposal as Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, looks on during a press briefing at the Pentagon, Feb. 9, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Budget Briefing
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work announces details of the Defense Department's fiscal year 2017 budget proposal as Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, looks on during a press briefing at the Pentagon, Feb. 9, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with reporters aboard an Air Force E4-B aircraft as he flies to Brussels, Feb. 9, 2016, to attend NATO meetings for defense ministers to discuss Russian aggression and accelerating the fight against ISIL. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
NATO Trip
Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with reporters aboard an Air Force E4-B aircraft as he flies to Brussels, Feb. 9, 2016, to attend NATO meetings for defense ministers to discuss Russian aggression and accelerating the fight against ISIL. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Senior defense leaders discuss the president's proposed fiscal year 2017 defense budget request during a series of briefings at the Pentagon. Watch it live here.
Defense Department Proposed Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request
Senior defense leaders discuss the president's proposed fiscal year 2017 defense budget request during a series of briefings at the Pentagon. Watch it live here.
An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft connects to the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker to refuel during exercise Red Flag 16-1 over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Jan. 28, 2016. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor
Boom View
An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft connects to the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker to refuel during exercise Red Flag 16-1 over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Jan. 28, 2016. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor
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.
Members of the Coast Guard's ceremonial honor guard perform a rifle routine while marching during the Bacchus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Feb. 7, 2016. The honor guard participates in multiple military events around the country. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally
Mardi Gras March
Members of the Coast Guard's ceremonial honor guard perform a rifle routine while marching during the Bacchus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Feb. 7, 2016. The honor guard participates in multiple military events around the country. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Max Soto, left, and Staff Sgt. Jahmal Hardy practice patrol training with Nero, a military working dog, on Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 27, 2016. Soto and Hardy are working dog trainers assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Terrica Y. Jones
Nero's Trainers
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Max Soto, left, and Staff Sgt. Jahmal Hardy practice patrol training with Nero, a military working dog, on Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 27, 2016. Soto and Hardy are working dog trainers assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Terrica Y. Jones
An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft prepares to take off shortly after sunrise from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Jan. 24, 2016, to fly to Kadena Air Base, Japan, to participate in training exercises. The Falcon is assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel
Falcon Morning
An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft prepares to take off shortly after sunrise from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Jan. 24, 2016, to fly to Kadena Air Base, Japan, to participate in training exercises. The Falcon is assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel
The USS Gonzalez conducts a live-fire exercise using an MK 45 5-inch gun in the Indian Ocean, Feb. 5, 2015. The guided-missile destroyer is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Pasquale Sena
Destroyer's Gun
The USS Gonzalez conducts a live-fire exercise using an MK 45 5-inch gun in the Indian Ocean, Feb. 5, 2015. The guided-missile destroyer is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Pasquale Sena
Navy Seaman Lisette Longoria connects the surf hook during a replenishment aboard the USS Carney in the Mediterranean Sea, Feb. 7, 2016. The guided-missile destroyer is supporting U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Theron J. Godbold
Hook and Hand
Navy Seaman Lisette Longoria connects the surf hook during a replenishment aboard the USS Carney in the Mediterranean Sea, Feb. 7, 2016. The guided-missile destroyer is supporting U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Theron J. Godbold
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, swears in Marcel Lettre as the undersecretary of defense for intelligence during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Feb. 5, 2016. Confirmed by the Senate in December 2015, Lettre serves as the principal intelligence advisory to the secretary, and exercises authority over all Defense Department intelligence and security organizations. Lettre also oversees 110,000 personnel as well as defense intelligence components, including the Military Intelligence Program, the defense portion of the National Intelligence Program and intelligence interests within the Battlespace Awareness portfolio. He is the department’s principal contact for the CIA, and represents the department on intelligence and sensitive operations at the National Security Council. DoD photo by Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Swearing-In Ceremony
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, swears in Marcel Lettre as the undersecretary of defense for intelligence during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Feb. 5, 2016. Confirmed by the Senate in December 2015, Lettre serves as the principal intelligence advisory to the secretary, and exercises authority over all Defense ...More
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).
Army Spc. Shane Rader runs during a 12-mile ruck march as part of the testing phase for the expert infantryman badge at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Feb. 5, 2016. Bader is a paratrooper assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Army photo by Gertrud Zach
Ruck March
Army Spc. Shane Rader runs during a 12-mile ruck march as part of the testing phase for the expert infantryman badge at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Feb. 5, 2016. Bader is a paratrooper assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Army photo by Gertrud Zach
Soldiers and airmen work together to upload an AH-64 Apache helicopter onboard a C-17 Globemaster III to support training operations on Pope Army Airfield, N.C., Feb. 4, 2016. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Paul Labbe
Push Progress
Soldiers and airmen work together to upload an AH-64 Apache helicopter onboard a C-17 Globemaster III to support training operations on Pope Army Airfield, N.C., Feb. 4, 2016. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Paul Labbe
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.
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work announces details of the Defense Department's fiscal year 2017 budget proposal as Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, looks on during a press briefing at the Pentagon, Feb. 9, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with reporters aboard an Air Force E4-B aircraft as he flies to Brussels, Feb. 9, 2016, to attend NATO meetings for defense ministers to discuss Russian aggression and accelerating the fight against ISIL. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Senior defense leaders discuss the president's proposed fiscal year 2017 defense budget request during a series of briefings at the Pentagon. Watch it live here.
An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft connects to the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker to refuel during exercise Red Flag 16-1 over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Jan. 28, 2016. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor
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.
Members of the Coast Guard's ceremonial honor guard perform a rifle routine while marching during the Bacchus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Feb. 7, 2016. The honor guard participates in multiple military events around the country. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Max Soto, left, and Staff Sgt. Jahmal Hardy practice patrol training with Nero, a military working dog, on Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 27, 2016. Soto and Hardy are working dog trainers assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Terrica Y. Jones
An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft prepares to take off shortly after sunrise from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Jan. 24, 2016, to fly to Kadena Air Base, Japan, to participate in training exercises. The Falcon is assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel
The USS Gonzalez conducts a live-fire exercise using an MK 45 5-inch gun in the Indian Ocean, Feb. 5, 2015. The guided-missile destroyer is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Pasquale Sena
Navy Seaman Lisette Longoria connects the surf hook during a replenishment aboard the USS Carney in the Mediterranean Sea, Feb. 7, 2016. The guided-missile destroyer is supporting U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Theron J. Godbold
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, swears in Marcel Lettre as the undersecretary of defense for intelligence during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Feb. 5, 2016. Confirmed by the Senate in December 2015, Lettre serves as the principal intelligence advisory to the secretary, and exercises authority over all Defense Department intelligence and security organizations. Lettre also oversees 110,000 personnel as well as defense intelligence components, including the Military Intelligence Program, the defense portion of the National Intelligence Program and intelligence interests within the Battlespace Awareness portfolio. He is the department’s principal contact for the CIA, and represents the department on intelligence and sensitive operations at the National Security Council. DoD photo by Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
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).
Army Spc. Shane Rader runs during a 12-mile ruck march as part of the testing phase for the expert infantryman badge at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Feb. 5, 2016. Bader is a paratrooper assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Army photo by Gertrud Zach
Soldiers and airmen work together to upload an AH-64 Apache helicopter onboard a C-17 Globemaster III to support training operations on Pope Army Airfield, N.C., Feb. 4, 2016. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Paul Labbe
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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Master Sgt. Janine Obando, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Equal Opportunity specialist from Ewa, Hawaii, meets with Staff Sgt. Yolanda Jackson, 379 AEW Protocol noncommissioned officer in charge from Chicago,  at the Wing Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 21. Obando said it's important for her to meet with service members across AUAB to foster trust between units and the EO office. Jackson and Obando discussed different aspects of the protocol mission during the meeting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman/Released)
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Air Force Tech. Sgt. Max Soto demonstrates how two working dogs are capable of taking down a potential suspect at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 27, 2016. Soto is a kennel master with the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Terrica Y. Jones
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Members of the British armed forces, assigned to different NATO units, walk and adjust their general service respirators inside the U.S. Army Training Support Center Benelux chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear chamber on Chievres Air Base, Belgium, Jan. 19, 2016. British forces assigned to NATO trained under supervision of the British Joint European Training Team. U.S. Army photo by Pierre-Etienne Courtejoie
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