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A U.S. Air Force team sets up a mobile air traffic control tower at Eloy Alfaro International Airport in Manta, Ecuador, April 26, 2016. The portable tower will help local controllers increase the flow of humanitarian aid entering the country. The United States, in coordination with the Ecuadorian government, deployed 12 Air Force airmen to Ecuador to support international relief efforts for victims of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy Quito
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Marines fire stinger simulation rounds aboard the USS Wasp in the Atlantic Ocean, April 17, 2016. The Marines are assigned to Medium Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 264, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, which is underway for an amphibious exercise. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan G. Coleman
Wasp Stingers
Marines fire stinger simulation rounds aboard the USS Wasp in the Atlantic Ocean, April 17, 2016. The Marines are assigned to Medium Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 264, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, which is underway for an amphibious exercise. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan G. Coleman
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 Seabees participate in a mass casualty drill during the battalion’s field training exercise near Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., April 25, 2016. The Seabees are assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5. The exercise tests the battalion's ability to enter hostile locations, build assigned construction projects and defend against enemy attacks using realistic scenarios. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Henderson
Field Focus
Navy Seabees participate in a mass casualty drill during the battalion’s field training exercise near Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., April 25, 2016. The Seabees are assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5. The exercise tests the battalion's ability to enter hostile locations, build assigned construction project ...More
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.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on the Defense Department's fiscal year 2017 budget request before the Senate Appropriations Committee's defense subcommittee as Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, listens in Washington, D.C., April 27, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Defense Testimony
Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on the Defense Department's fiscal year 2017 budget request before the Senate Appropriations Committee's defense subcommittee as Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, listens in Washington, D.C., April 27, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master ...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.
Recruits conduct straight thrusts during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 27, 2016. Twenty recruits at a time took the test as instructors evaluated them on hand-to-hand combat techniques, and various movements with knives and rifles. The recruits are assigned to  Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Angelica Annastas
Martial Arts Test
Recruits conduct straight thrusts during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 27, 2016. Twenty recruits at a time took the test as instructors evaluated them on hand-to-hand combat techniques, and various movements with knives and rifles. The recruits are assigned to ...More
U.S. Naval Academy football team co-captain and college record-breaking quarterback Keenan Reynolds presents President Barack Obama with a team helmet during a Commander in Chief’s Trophy award ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 27, 2016. The president presents the trophy to the Defense Department team with the most victories against its service rivals. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
Helmet Presentation
U.S. Naval Academy football team co-captain and college record-breaking quarterback Keenan Reynolds presents President Barack Obama with a team helmet during a Commander in Chief’s Trophy award ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 27, 2016. The president presents the trophy to the Defense Department t ...More
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Seth A. Gordon digs a trench to conceal network cables as part of a Marine Expeditionary Unit exercise at Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 26, 2016. The exercise ensures communication and coordination among organic units. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Rome M. Lazarus
Covering Cables
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Seth A. Gordon digs a trench to conceal network cables as part of a Marine Expeditionary Unit exercise at Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 26, 2016. The exercise ensures communication and coordination among organic units. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Rome M. Lazarus
A soldier shaves his face while during exercise Saber Junction 16 at the U.S. Army’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, April 18, 2016. Army photo by Sgt. Seth Plagenza
Saber Shave
A soldier shaves his face while during exercise Saber Junction 16 at the U.S. Army’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, April 18, 2016. Army photo by Sgt. Seth Plagenza
Sailors fire weapons during a live-fire exercise at night while conducting annual training exercise near Fort Knox, Ky., April 17, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Bevan
Night Fire
Sailors fire weapons during a live-fire exercise at night while conducting annual training exercise near Fort Knox, Ky., April 17, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Bevan
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 U.S. soldier searches tunnels for simulated contaminated samples during exercise Saber Junction 16 at the U.S. Army’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, April 19, 2016. Saber Junction 16 is a certification exercise designed to evaluate readiness to conduct unified land operations and promote multinational interoperability. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Billy Brothers-Rodrigues
Sample Search
A U.S. soldier searches tunnels for simulated contaminated samples during exercise Saber Junction 16 at the U.S. Army’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, April 19, 2016. Saber Junction 16 is a certification exercise designed to evaluate readiness to conduct unified land operations and promote ...More
Marines set up communication during a night raid exercise at landing zone Dodo near Yuma, Ariz., April 21, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary M. Ford
Night Ops
Marines set up communication during a night raid exercise at landing zone Dodo near Yuma, Ariz., April 21, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary M. Ford
Marines fire stinger simulation rounds aboard the USS Wasp in the Atlantic Ocean, April 17, 2016. The Marines are assigned to Medium Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 264, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, which is underway for an amphibious exercise. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan G. Coleman
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 Seabees participate in a mass casualty drill during the battalion’s field training exercise near Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., April 25, 2016. The Seabees are assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5. The exercise tests the battalion's ability to enter hostile locations, build assigned construction projects and defend against enemy attacks using realistic scenarios. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Henderson
The West Point Cyber Initiatives Summit was an opportunity for the Defense Department and private industry to come together toward strengthening cyber warfare technology.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on the Defense Department's fiscal year 2017 budget request before the Senate Appropriations Committee's defense subcommittee as Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, listens in Washington, D.C., April 27, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
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.
Recruits conduct straight thrusts during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 27, 2016. Twenty recruits at a time took the test as instructors evaluated them on hand-to-hand combat techniques, and various movements with knives and rifles. The recruits are assigned to  Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Angelica Annastas
U.S. Naval Academy football team co-captain and college record-breaking quarterback Keenan Reynolds presents President Barack Obama with a team helmet during a Commander in Chief’s Trophy award ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 27, 2016. The president presents the trophy to the Defense Department team with the most victories against its service rivals. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Seth A. Gordon digs a trench to conceal network cables as part of a Marine Expeditionary Unit exercise at Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 26, 2016. The exercise ensures communication and coordination among organic units. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Rome M. Lazarus
A soldier shaves his face while during exercise Saber Junction 16 at the U.S. Army’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, April 18, 2016. Army photo by Sgt. Seth Plagenza
Sailors fire weapons during a live-fire exercise at night while conducting annual training exercise near Fort Knox, Ky., April 17, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Bevan
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 U.S. soldier searches tunnels for simulated contaminated samples during exercise Saber Junction 16 at the U.S. Army’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, April 19, 2016. Saber Junction 16 is a certification exercise designed to evaluate readiness to conduct unified land operations and promote multinational interoperability. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Billy Brothers-Rodrigues
Marines set up communication during a night raid exercise at landing zone Dodo near Yuma, Ariz., April 21, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary M. Ford
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An A-10C Thunderbolt II takes off from Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 19, 2016. A-10Cs flew as part of a newly stood up air contingent in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The mission is to promote interoperability and ensure safety of military and civilian activities in international waters and airspace. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton
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