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Defense Secretary Ash Carter addresses reporters alongside Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, new commander of U.S. European
Command, in Stuttgart, Germany, May 3, 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, addresses the audience during the change-of-command ceremony for U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany, May 3, 2016. During the ceremony, Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti assumed command from Air Force Gen. Phillip Breedlove. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, incoming commander of U.S. European Command, share a moment during the ceremony to change commanders in Stuttgart, Germany, May 3, 2016. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
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Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work speaks at a news conference with defense representatives from Baltic and Nordic states in Stockholm, April 26, 2016. Work is on a weeklong trip to Sweden and Belgium to meet with regional leaders and NATO officials. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to Stuttgart, Germany, to preside over the change-of-command ceremony at U.S. European Command and to convene a group of counterparts to advance one his top priorities: accelerating the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Carter Visits Germany
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to Stuttgart, Germany, to preside over the change-of-command ceremony at U.S. European Command and to convene a group of counterparts to advance one his top priorities: accelerating the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
At 17,400 feet, Mount Foraker towers above soldiers as they offload equipment and supplies from a CH-47F Chinook helicopter after landing on Kahiltna Glacier in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, April 24, 2016. Army photo by John Pennell
Denali Delivery
At 17,400 feet, Mount Foraker towers above soldiers as they offload equipment and supplies from a CH-47F Chinook helicopter after landing on Kahiltna Glacier in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, April 24, 2016. Army photo by John Pennell
Navy Seaman Apprentice Joseph John Rabe sands playground equipment during a community relations event at an orphanage in Yokosuka, Japan, May 2, 2016. Rabe is assigned to the USS Ronald Reagan, which is deployed to defend the collective maritime interests of the United States and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Seaman Jamaal N. Liddell
Framed
Navy Seaman Apprentice Joseph John Rabe sands playground equipment during a community relations event at an orphanage in Yokosuka, Japan, May 2, 2016. Rabe is assigned to the USS Ronald Reagan, which is deployed to defend the collective maritime interests of the United States and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asi ...More
Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Dlutowski, back, and Senior Airman Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Dlutowski, back, and Senior Airman Ezzidin Zafar check a Thunderbird F-16 Fighting Falcon at the Defenders of Liberty Barksdale Air Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 29, 2016. Dlutowski is an aerospace ground equipment technician and Zafar is an avionics systems specialist. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz
Thunderbird Check
Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Dlutowski, back, and Senior Airman Ezzidin Zafar check a Thunderbird F-16 Fighting Falcon at the Defenders of Liberty Barksdale Air Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 29, 2016. Dlutowski is an aerospace ground equipment technician and Zafar is an avionics systems specialist. Air For ...More
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.
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 of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
Marines prepare MK-19 automatic grenade launcher ammunition for a training event at Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 29, 2016. The training honed the Marines' accuracy, communication and suppressive fire skills. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron K. Fiala
Ammo Prep
Marines prepare MK-19 automatic grenade launcher ammunition for a training event at Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 29, 2016. The training honed the Marines' accuracy, communication and suppressive fire skills. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron K. Fiala
During May, the Defense Department pays tribute to the dedicated service and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, past and present, in defense of our nation.
Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
During May, the Defense Department pays tribute to the dedicated service and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, past and present, in defense of our nation.
AH-64D Apache helicopters begin to depart in formation from McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Eastover, S.C., April 23, 2016, to participate in gunnery qualifications and annual training at Fort Stewart, Ga. South Carolina Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Roberto Di Giovine
Apache Departure
AH-64D Apache helicopters begin to depart in formation from McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Eastover, S.C., April 23, 2016, to participate in gunnery qualifications and annual training at Fort Stewart, Ga. South Carolina Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Roberto Di Giovine
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christopher Rector performs a visual conformation using night vision goggles during a training flight over U.S. Army Garrison Yokohama North Dock, Japan, April 25, 2016. Rector is a UH-1N Iroquois special missions aviator evaluator assigned to the 459th Airlift Squadron, which frequently trains to stay prepared for potential real-world contingencies and operations. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe
Goggle View
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christopher Rector performs a visual conformation using night vision goggles during a training flight over U.S. Army Garrison Yokohama North Dock, Japan, April 25, 2016. Rector is a UH-1N Iroquois special missions aviator evaluator assigned to the 459th Airlift Squadron, which frequently trains to ...More
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.
America's Continued Commitment to European Security
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 Defense Department invited hackers to test the department’s cybersecurity under the “Hack the Pentagon” program. The initiative is the first cyber bug-bounty program in the history of the federal government.
Hack the Pentagon Without Becoming a Fugitive
The Defense Department invited hackers to test the department’s cybersecurity under the “Hack the Pentagon” program. The initiative is the first cyber bug-bounty program in the history of the federal government.
Airmen use the Jaws of Life to tear apart a vehicle's roof to remove a mock victim as part of a combat search-and-rescue demonstration during a civic leader program at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 21, 2016. The airmen are assigned to the 57th Rescue Squadron. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Emerson Nunez
Jaws Demo
Airmen use the Jaws of Life to tear apart a vehicle's roof to remove a mock victim as part of a combat search-and-rescue demonstration during a civic leader program at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 21, 2016. The airmen are assigned to the 57th Rescue Squadron. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Emerson Nunez
Army Spc. Corey Berke fires an M16 rifle from the kneeling position during the weapons qualification event for the Best Warrior Competition at Camp Smith Training Site, N.Y., April 21, 2016. Berke is a network systems operator assigned to the New York Army National Guard. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Michael Davis
Kneeling Position
Army Spc. Corey Berke fires an M16 rifle from the kneeling position during the weapons qualification event for the Best Warrior Competition at Camp Smith Training Site, N.Y., April 21, 2016. Berke is a network systems operator assigned to the New York Army National Guard. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Michael Davis
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to Stuttgart, Germany, to preside over the change-of-command ceremony at U.S. European Command and to convene a group of counterparts to advance one his top priorities: accelerating the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
At 17,400 feet, Mount Foraker towers above soldiers as they offload equipment and supplies from a CH-47F Chinook helicopter after landing on Kahiltna Glacier in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, April 24, 2016. Army photo by John Pennell
Navy Seaman Apprentice Joseph John Rabe sands playground equipment during a community relations event at an orphanage in Yokosuka, Japan, May 2, 2016. Rabe is assigned to the USS Ronald Reagan, which is deployed to defend the collective maritime interests of the United States and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Seaman Jamaal N. Liddell
Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Dlutowski, back, and Senior Airman Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Dlutowski, back, and Senior Airman Ezzidin Zafar check a Thunderbird F-16 Fighting Falcon at the Defenders of Liberty Barksdale Air Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 29, 2016. Dlutowski is an aerospace ground equipment technician and Zafar is an avionics systems specialist. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz
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.
Marines prepare MK-19 automatic grenade launcher ammunition for a training event at Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 29, 2016. The training honed the Marines' accuracy, communication and suppressive fire skills. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron K. Fiala
During May, the Defense Department pays tribute to the dedicated service and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, past and present, in defense of our nation.
AH-64D Apache helicopters begin to depart in formation from McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Eastover, S.C., April 23, 2016, to participate in gunnery qualifications and annual training at Fort Stewart, Ga. South Carolina Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Roberto Di Giovine
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christopher Rector performs a visual conformation using night vision goggles during a training flight over U.S. Army Garrison Yokohama North Dock, Japan, April 25, 2016. Rector is a UH-1N Iroquois special missions aviator evaluator assigned to the 459th Airlift Squadron, which frequently trains to stay prepared for potential real-world contingencies and operations. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe
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 Defense Department invited hackers to test the department’s cybersecurity under the “Hack the Pentagon” program. The initiative is the first cyber bug-bounty program in the history of the federal government.
Airmen use the Jaws of Life to tear apart a vehicle's roof to remove a mock victim as part of a combat search-and-rescue demonstration during a civic leader program at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 21, 2016. The airmen are assigned to the 57th Rescue Squadron. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Emerson Nunez
Army Spc. Corey Berke fires an M16 rifle from the kneeling position during the weapons qualification event for the Best Warrior Competition at Camp Smith Training Site, N.Y., April 21, 2016. Berke is a network systems operator assigned to the New York Army National Guard. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Michael Davis
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