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Members of the Lean In Kuwait Chapter discuss important issues among peers.
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Election Day, Nov. 8, 2016, is fast approaching. No matter where you are stationed, registering to vote and getting your absentee ballot is simple, fast and easy.
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It's been one year since Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced his unconditional support for military-focused Lean In Circles. Learn more about this peer-to-peer mentoring program designed to empower women and propel them into leadership roles. To join a circle near you, go to: www.leanin.org/military
It's been one year since Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced his unconditional support for military-focused Lean In Circles. Learn more about this peer-to-peer mentoring program designed to empower women and propel them into leadership roles. To join a circle near you, go to: www.leanin.org/military
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, helps unveil the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in Fall River, Mass., Sept. 25, 2016. The memorial pays tribute to Massachusetts military families who lost loved ones. DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, helps unveil the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in Fall River, Mass., Sept. 25, 2016. The memorial pays tribute to Massachusetts military families who lost loved ones. DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Demetrice Cox secures an MH-60s Seahawk helicopter with chocks and chains on the USS Chancellorsville during Valiant Shield 2016 in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 22, 2016. The biennial exercise focuses on joint training among U.S. forces. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Schneider
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Demetrice Cox secures an MH-60s Seahawk helicopter with chocks and chains on the USS Chancellorsville during Valiant Shield 2016 in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 22, 2016. The biennial exercise focuses on joint training among U.S. forces. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Schneider
Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Carroll sweeps an area with a mine detector during Northern Challenge 16 at Icelandic Coast Guard Keflavik Facility, Iceland, Sept. 19, 2016. The exercise focused on disabling improvised explosive devices to prepare NATO and Nordic nations. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder
Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Carroll sweeps an area with a mine detector during Northern Challenge 16 at Icelandic Coast Guard Keflavik Facility, Iceland, Sept. 19, 2016. The exercise focused on disabling improvised explosive devices to prepare NATO and Nordic nations. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder
Airmen prepare to offload cargo from a C-5 Galaxy aircraft during Exercise Cerberus Strike 16-02 at Fort Carson Air Terminal, Colo., Sept. 9, 2016. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford
Airmen prepare to offload cargo from a C-5 Galaxy aircraft during Exercise Cerberus Strike 16-02 at Fort Carson Air Terminal, Colo., Sept. 9, 2016. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford
A soldier prepares to drive a Stryker armored vehicle onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during Exercise Cerberus Strike 16-02 at the Fort Carson Air Terminal, Colo., Sept. 16, 2016. The soldier is assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford
A soldier prepares to drive a Stryker armored vehicle onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during Exercise Cerberus Strike 16-02 at the Fort Carson Air Terminal, Colo., Sept. 16, 2016. The soldier is assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford ...More
Sailors attach cargo pendants to an MH-60S Seahawk on the USS Ronald Reagan during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew as part of Exercise Valiant Shield 2016 in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 23, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Burke
Sailors attach cargo pendants to an MH-60S Seahawk on the USS Ronald Reagan during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew as part of Exercise Valiant Shield 2016 in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 23, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Burke
Gold Star Mothers listen as Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley (not pictured) offers remarks during the 80th Gold Star Mother's Day commemorative ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2016. Army photo by Rachel Larue
Gold Star Mothers listen as Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley (not pictured) offers remarks during the 80th Gold Star Mother's Day commemorative ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2016. Army photo by Rachel Larue
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.
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.
An A-10 Thunderbolt II shoots flares during Air Power Day 2016 at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Sept. 25, 2016. The Thunderbolt, assigned to the 25th Fighter Squad, demonstrated its capabilities to perform combat search and rescue missions during the air show. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen
An A-10 Thunderbolt II shoots flares during Air Power Day 2016 at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Sept. 25, 2016. The Thunderbolt, assigned to the 25th Fighter Squad, demonstrated its capabilities to perform combat search and rescue missions during the air show. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen
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 Defense Department serves as an innovative leader in developing technology to protect Americans and troops - on and off the battlefield.
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 Defense Department serves as an innovative leader in developing technology to protect Americans and troops - on and off the battlefield.
It's been one year since Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced his unconditional support for military-focused Lean In Circles. Learn more about this peer-to-peer mentoring program designed to empower women and propel them into leadership roles. To join a circle near you, go to: www.leanin.org/military
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, helps unveil the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in Fall River, Mass., Sept. 25, 2016. The memorial pays tribute to Massachusetts military families who lost loved ones. DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Demetrice Cox secures an MH-60s Seahawk helicopter with chocks and chains on the USS Chancellorsville during Valiant Shield 2016 in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 22, 2016. The biennial exercise focuses on joint training among U.S. forces. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Schneider
Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Carroll sweeps an area with a mine detector during Northern Challenge 16 at Icelandic Coast Guard Keflavik Facility, Iceland, Sept. 19, 2016. The exercise focused on disabling improvised explosive devices to prepare NATO and Nordic nations. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder
Airmen prepare to offload cargo from a C-5 Galaxy aircraft during Exercise Cerberus Strike 16-02 at Fort Carson Air Terminal, Colo., Sept. 9, 2016. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford
A soldier prepares to drive a Stryker armored vehicle onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during Exercise Cerberus Strike 16-02 at the Fort Carson Air Terminal, Colo., Sept. 16, 2016. The soldier is assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford
Sailors attach cargo pendants to an MH-60S Seahawk on the USS Ronald Reagan during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew as part of Exercise Valiant Shield 2016 in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 23, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Burke
Gold Star Mothers listen as Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley (not pictured) offers remarks during the 80th Gold Star Mother's Day commemorative ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2016. Army photo by Rachel Larue
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.
An A-10 Thunderbolt II shoots flares during Air Power Day 2016 at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Sept. 25, 2016. The Thunderbolt, assigned to the 25th Fighter Squad, demonstrated its capabilities to perform combat search and rescue missions during the air show. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen
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 Defense Department serves as an innovative leader in developing technology to protect Americans and troops - on and off the battlefield.
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