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Defense Secretary Ash Carter addresses Marines during his visit to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Feb. 3, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Asia J. Sorenson
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Army Gen. John Campbell, commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Feb. 4, 2016. DoD screen shot
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter greets troops returning from a deployment to Djibouti while visiting Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 4, 2016. Carter visited the base to tour facilities and discuss future budgets. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Nellis Homecoming
Defense Secretary Ash Carter greets troops returning from a deployment to Djibouti while visiting Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 4, 2016. Carter visited the base to tour facilities and discuss future budgets. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Air Force pilots start a UH-1N Iroquois helicopter on the helipad at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 27, 2016. The pilots are assigned to the 54th Helicopter Squadron. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong
Irradiant Iroquois
Air Force pilots start a UH-1N Iroquois helicopter on the helipad at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 27, 2016. The pilots are assigned to the 54th Helicopter Squadron. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong
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.
Marines shield themselves from a detonated explosive charge during an urban training course on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 29, 2016. During the course, Marines learned about four different types of charges. Marine Corps photo by Pvt. Robert Bliss
Breaching Tactics
Marines shield themselves from a detonated explosive charge during an urban training course on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 29, 2016. During the course, Marines learned about four different types of charges. Marine Corps photo by Pvt. Robert Bliss
A T-45C Goshawk launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 3, 2016. The Eisenhower is underway preparing for an upcoming inspection and conducting carrier qualifications. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anderson W. Branch
Like the Wind
A T-45C Goshawk launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 3, 2016. The Eisenhower is underway preparing for an upcoming inspection and conducting carrier qualifications. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anderson W. Branch
Defense Secretary Ash Carter tours the USS Spruance at Naval Base San Diego, Feb. 3, 2016. Carter is meeting this week with troops and members of the defense community to preview the proposed fiscal year 2017 defense budget. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Spruance Tour
Defense Secretary Ash Carter tours the USS Spruance at Naval Base San Diego, Feb. 3, 2016. Carter is meeting this week with troops and members of the defense community to preview the proposed fiscal year 2017 defense budget. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
DoD observes National Black History Month in February by honoring the contributions of African Americans who work to keep the country safe. As the nation marks the 40th year of the observance, President Barack Obama urged Americans to reflect on the sacrifices African Americans have made for generations.
National Black History Month 2016
DoD observes National Black History Month in February by honoring the contributions of African Americans who work to keep the country safe. As the nation marks the 40th year of the observance, President Barack Obama urged Americans to reflect on the sacrifices African Americans have made for generations.
Marines conduct live-fire attacks during an integrated training exercise on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 22, 2016. The Marines, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, are preparing for deployment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trever A. Statz
Live-Fire Attacks
Marines conduct live-fire attacks during an integrated training exercise on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 22, 2016. The Marines, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, are preparing for deployment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trever A. Statz
Sailors coil a line on the USS Carney off the coast of Rota, Spain, Feb. 2, 2016. The guided-missile destroyer is patrolling in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to support U.S. national security interests in Europe. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Theron J. Godbold
Coil Control
Sailors coil a line on the USS Carney off the coast of Rota, Spain, Feb. 2, 2016. The guided-missile destroyer is patrolling in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to support U.S. national security interests in Europe. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Theron J. Godbold
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.
A Marine recruit gets his first haircut on Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., Feb. 1, 2016. Recruits receive haircuts immediately upon arrival at the depot to foster uniformity. The recruit is assigned to Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler Viglione
Bald Beginning
A Marine recruit gets his first haircut on Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., Feb. 1, 2016. Recruits receive haircuts immediately upon arrival at the depot to foster uniformity. The recruit is assigned to Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler Viglione
A T-45C Goshawk takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 3, 2015. The aircraft is assigned to Training Air Wing 2. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado
GoshawkTakeoff
A T-45C Goshawk takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 3, 2015. The aircraft is assigned to Training Air Wing 2. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado
Given today's globalized access to knowledge and the rapid pace of technology development, innovation, speed, and agility have taken on a greater importance. The Department of Defense serves as an innovative leader in developing technology to protect Americans and troops – on and off the battlefield.
DoD Science & Technology News
Given today's globalized access to knowledge and the rapid pace of technology development, innovation, speed, and agility have taken on a greater importance. The Department of Defense serves as an innovative leader in developing technology to protect Americans and troops – on and off the battlefield.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter greets troops returning from a deployment to Djibouti while visiting Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 4, 2016. Carter visited the base to tour facilities and discuss future budgets. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Air Force pilots start a UH-1N Iroquois helicopter on the helipad at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 27, 2016. The pilots are assigned to the 54th Helicopter Squadron. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong
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.
Marines shield themselves from a detonated explosive charge during an urban training course on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 29, 2016. During the course, Marines learned about four different types of charges. Marine Corps photo by Pvt. Robert Bliss
A T-45C Goshawk launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 3, 2016. The Eisenhower is underway preparing for an upcoming inspection and conducting carrier qualifications. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anderson W. Branch
Defense Secretary Ash Carter tours the USS Spruance at Naval Base San Diego, Feb. 3, 2016. Carter is meeting this week with troops and members of the defense community to preview the proposed fiscal year 2017 defense budget. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
DoD observes National Black History Month in February by honoring the contributions of African Americans who work to keep the country safe. As the nation marks the 40th year of the observance, President Barack Obama urged Americans to reflect on the sacrifices African Americans have made for generations.
Marines conduct live-fire attacks during an integrated training exercise on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 22, 2016. The Marines, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, are preparing for deployment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trever A. Statz
Sailors coil a line on the USS Carney off the coast of Rota, Spain, Feb. 2, 2016. The guided-missile destroyer is patrolling in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to support U.S. national security interests in Europe. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Theron J. Godbold
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.
A Marine recruit gets his first haircut on Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., Feb. 1, 2016. Recruits receive haircuts immediately upon arrival at the depot to foster uniformity. The recruit is assigned to Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler Viglione
A T-45C Goshawk takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 3, 2015. The aircraft is assigned to Training Air Wing 2. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado
Given today's globalized access to knowledge and the rapid pace of technology development, innovation, speed, and agility have taken on a greater importance. The Department of Defense serves as an innovative leader in developing technology to protect Americans and troops – on and off the battlefield.
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Lt. Col. Matthew Hayden, 56th Fighter Wing chief of safety and pilot attached to the 61st Fighter Squadron, inspects his F-35 before entering the cockpit and beginning take-off procedures, Feb. 2, 2016, at Luke Air Force Base. Hayden became the first Luke pilot to achieve 500 flight hours in an F-35. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan)
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Army Capt. Eileen Hernandez, a public affairs officer with 1st Cavalry Division’s 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team at Fort Hood, Texas, spends time at home with her son, David, in this undated photo. Hernandez praised Defense Secretary Ash Carter's decision to grant 12 weeks of maternity leave to service members as part of his Force of the Future initiative. Courtesy photo by Ernesto Hernandez
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