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Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the DoD’s Retaliation Prevention and Response Strategy during a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator award ceremony April 28, 2016. The strategy addresses retaliation related to reports of sexual assault or sexual harassment.
DoD Announces Retaliation Prevention and Response Strategy
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the DoD’s Retaliation Prevention and Response Strategy during a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator award ceremony April 28, 2016. The strategy addresses retaliation related to reports of sexual assault or sexual harassment.
Army Staff Sgt. Paul Cimino, right, observes Army Sgt. William Harpe firing at targets with an M240B machine gun during an aerial gunnery training exercise over the Warren Grove Gunnery Range, N.J., April 15, 2016. Cimino is master gunner and Harpe is a crew chief assigned to the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 150th Assault Helicopter Battalion. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen
Aerial Exercise
Army Staff Sgt. Paul Cimino, right, observes Army Sgt. William Harpe firing at targets with an M240B machine gun during an aerial gunnery training exercise over the Warren Grove Gunnery Range, N.J., April 15, 2016. Cimino is master gunner and Harpe is a crew chief assigned to the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 150th ...More
Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant operations and Middle East strategy before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington D.C., April 28, 2016. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also testified. DoD photo by Air Force Master    Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Counter-ISIL Testimony
Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant operations and Middle East strategy before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington D.C., April 28, 2016. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also testified. DoD photo by Air Force Master ...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).
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Erica Tapia participates in a 50-man working party during a replenishment with the USNS Charles Drew in the South China Sea, April 26, 2016. The Blue Ridge is patrolling in the 7th Fleet area of operations, strengthening and fostering relationships in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Seaman Timothy Hale
Working Party
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Erica Tapia participates in a 50-man working party during a replenishment with the USNS Charles Drew in the South China Sea, April 26, 2016. The Blue Ridge is patrolling in the 7th Fleet area of operations, strengthening and fostering relationships in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy phot ...More
Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts a ceremony honoring the 2016 Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinators Award recipients at the Pentagon, April 28, 2016. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
Exceptional Coordinators
Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts a ceremony honoring the 2016 Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinators Award recipients at the Pentagon, April 28, 2016. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
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.
Sexual Assault: Awareness & Prevention
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.
Army Capt. James Teskey dives over an obstacle on an obstacle course during Best Ranger Competition 2016 at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17, 2016. Teskey is assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division. Army photo by Spc. Steven Hitchcock
Head First
Army Capt. James Teskey dives over an obstacle on an obstacle course during Best Ranger Competition 2016 at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17, 2016. Teskey is assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division. Army photo by Spc. Steven Hitchcock
The West Point Cyber Initiatives Summit was an opportunity for the Defense Department and private industry to come together toward strengthening cyber warfare technology.
West Point Hosts Cyber Initiatives Summit
The West Point Cyber Initiatives Summit was an opportunity for the Defense Department and private industry to come together toward strengthening cyber warfare technology.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Joseph Camp navigates a waterway during an annual training exercise at Fort Knox, Ky., April 17, 2016. The coastal riverine force is a core Navy capability that provides port and harbor security, high value asset protection, and maritime security operations in coastal and inland waterways. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Bevan
Riverine Force
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Joseph Camp navigates a waterway during an annual training exercise at Fort Knox, Ky., April 17, 2016. The coastal riverine force is a core Navy capability that provides port and harbor security, high value asset protection, and maritime security operations in coastal and inland waterways. ...More
An Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter supports air assault training with soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 27, 2016. The battalion-sized air assault allowed the infantry soldiers to train for future missions. The soldiers are assigned to 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Army photo by Capt. Brian Harris
Future Missions
An Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter supports air assault training with soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 27, 2016. The battalion-sized air assault allowed the infantry soldiers to train for future missions. The soldiers are assigned to 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat T ...More
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work is on a weeklong trip to meet with U.S.-Nordic-Baltic leaders and his NATO counterparts. His stops will include Sweden and Belgium, where he is visiting military facilities, discussing security challenges and speaking to the European Policy Centre about the Third Offset Strategy.
Deputy Secretary Visits Sweden, Belgium
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work is on a weeklong trip to meet with U.S.-Nordic-Baltic leaders and his NATO counterparts. His stops will include Sweden and Belgium, where he is visiting military facilities, discussing security challenges and speaking to the European Policy Centre about the Third Offset Strategy.
A Seabee yells enemy locations to his teammates during a simulated attack as part of a field training exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., April 27, 2016. The exercise prepares and tests a battalion's ability to enter hostile locations, build assigned construction projects and defend against enemy attacks in realistic scenarios. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Sisle
Enemy Locations
A Seabee yells enemy locations to his teammates during a simulated attack as part of a field training exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., April 27, 2016. The exercise prepares and tests a battalion's ability to enter hostile locations, build assigned construction projects and defend against enemy attacks in realis ...More
A Marine gives a girl a lesson on aiming at a target during Combat Logistics Regiment 2’s Bring Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day at Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 28, 2016. The event helped to bolster the unit’s morale and give families more time with one another. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dalton A. Precht
Family Matters
A Marine gives a girl a lesson on aiming at a target during Combat Logistics Regiment 2’s Bring Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day at Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 28, 2016. The event helped to bolster the unit’s morale and give families more time with one another. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dalton A. Precht
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the DoD’s Retaliation Prevention and Response Strategy during a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator award ceremony April 28, 2016. The strategy addresses retaliation related to reports of sexual assault or sexual harassment.
Army Staff Sgt. Paul Cimino, right, observes Army Sgt. William Harpe firing at targets with an M240B machine gun during an aerial gunnery training exercise over the Warren Grove Gunnery Range, N.J., April 15, 2016. Cimino is master gunner and Harpe is a crew chief assigned to the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 150th Assault Helicopter Battalion. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen
Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant operations and Middle East strategy before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington D.C., April 28, 2016. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also testified. DoD photo by Air Force 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).
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Erica Tapia participates in a 50-man working party during a replenishment with the USNS Charles Drew in the South China Sea, April 26, 2016. The Blue Ridge is patrolling in the 7th Fleet area of operations, strengthening and fostering relationships in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Seaman Timothy Hale
Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts a ceremony honoring the 2016 Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinators Award recipients at the Pentagon, April 28, 2016. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
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.
Army Capt. James Teskey dives over an obstacle on an obstacle course during Best Ranger Competition 2016 at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17, 2016. Teskey is assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division. Army photo by Spc. Steven Hitchcock
The West Point Cyber Initiatives Summit was an opportunity for the Defense Department and private industry to come together toward strengthening cyber warfare technology.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Joseph Camp navigates a waterway during an annual training exercise at Fort Knox, Ky., April 17, 2016. The coastal riverine force is a core Navy capability that provides port and harbor security, high value asset protection, and maritime security operations in coastal and inland waterways. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Bevan
An Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter supports air assault training with soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 27, 2016. The battalion-sized air assault allowed the infantry soldiers to train for future missions. The soldiers are assigned to 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Army photo by Capt. Brian Harris
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work is on a weeklong trip to meet with U.S.-Nordic-Baltic leaders and his NATO counterparts. His stops will include Sweden and Belgium, where he is visiting military facilities, discussing security challenges and speaking to the European Policy Centre about the Third Offset Strategy.
A Seabee yells enemy locations to his teammates during a simulated attack as part of a field training exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., April 27, 2016. The exercise prepares and tests a battalion's ability to enter hostile locations, build assigned construction projects and defend against enemy attacks in realistic scenarios. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Sisle
A Marine gives a girl a lesson on aiming at a target during Combat Logistics Regiment 2’s Bring Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day at Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 28, 2016. The event helped to bolster the unit’s morale and give families more time with one another. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dalton A. Precht
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