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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.
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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.
An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft connects to the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker to refuel during exercise Red Flag 16-1 over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Jan. 28, 2016. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft connects to the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker to refuel during exercise Red Flag 16-1 over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Jan. 28, 2016. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Max Soto, left, and Staff Sgt. Jahmal Hardy practice patrol training with Nero, a military working dog, on Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 27, 2016. Soto and Hardy are working dog trainers assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Terrica Y. Jones
Nero's Trainers
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Max Soto, left, and Staff Sgt. Jahmal Hardy practice patrol training with Nero, a military working dog, on Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 27, 2016. Soto and Hardy are working dog trainers assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Terrica Y. Jones
An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft prepares to take off shortly after sunrise from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Jan. 24, 2016, to fly to Kadena Air Base, Japan, to participate in training exercises. The Falcon is assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel
Falcon Morning
An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft prepares to take off shortly after sunrise from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Jan. 24, 2016, to fly to Kadena Air Base, Japan, to participate in training exercises. The Falcon is assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel
The USS Gonzalez conducts a live-fire exercise using an MK 45 5-inch gun in the Indian Ocean, Feb. 5, 2015. The guided-missile destroyer is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Pasquale Sena
Destroyer's Gun
The USS Gonzalez conducts a live-fire exercise using an MK 45 5-inch gun in the Indian Ocean, Feb. 5, 2015. The guided-missile destroyer is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Pasquale Sena
Navy Seaman Lisette Longoria connects the surf hook during a replenishment aboard the USS Carney in the Mediterranean Sea, Feb. 7, 2016. The guided-missile destroyer is supporting U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Theron J. Godbold
Hook and Hand
Navy Seaman Lisette Longoria connects the surf hook during a replenishment aboard the USS Carney in the Mediterranean Sea, Feb. 7, 2016. The guided-missile destroyer is supporting U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Theron J. Godbold
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, swears in Marcel Lettre as the undersecretary of defense for intelligence during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Feb. 5, 2016. Confirmed by the Senate in December 2015, Lettre serves as the principal intelligence advisory to the secretary, and exercises authority over all Defense Department intelligence and security organizations. Lettre also oversees 110,000 personnel as well as defense intelligence components, including the Military Intelligence Program, the defense portion of the National Intelligence Program and intelligence interests within the Battlespace Awareness portfolio. He is the department’s principal contact for the CIA, and represents the department on intelligence and sensitive operations at the National Security Council. DoD photo by Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Swearing-In Ceremony
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, swears in Marcel Lettre as the undersecretary of defense for intelligence during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Feb. 5, 2016. Confirmed by the Senate in December 2015, Lettre serves as the principal intelligence advisory to the secretary, and exercises authority over all Defense ...More
Soldiers and airmen work together to upload an AH-64 Apache helicopter onboard a C-17 Globemaster III to support training operations on Pope Army Airfield, N.C., Feb. 4, 2016. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Paul Labbe
Push Progress
Soldiers and airmen work together to upload an AH-64 Apache helicopter onboard a C-17 Globemaster III to support training operations on Pope Army Airfield, N.C., Feb. 4, 2016. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Paul Labbe
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).
Army Spc. Shane Rader runs during a 12-mile ruck march as part of the testing phase for the expert infantryman badge at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Feb. 5, 2016. Bader is a paratrooper assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Army photo by Gertrud Zach
Ruck March
Army Spc. Shane Rader runs during a 12-mile ruck march as part of the testing phase for the expert infantryman badge at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Feb. 5, 2016. Bader is a paratrooper assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Army photo by Gertrud Zach
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter travels to Germany, Estonia and Belgium for meetings with European defense ministers and to participate in his first NATO Ministerial as defense secretary. Carter intends to reaffirm continued U.S. commitment to security in the region and hear from U.S. service members stationed in Europe.
America's Continued Commitment to European Security Operation Atlantic Resolve
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter travels to Germany, Estonia and Belgium for meetings with European defense ministers and to participate in his first NATO Ministerial as defense secretary. Carter intends to reaffirm continued U.S. commitment to security in the region and hear from U.S. service members stationed in Europ ...More
The Blue Angels, the Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, perform a flyover during Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif., Feb. 7, 2016. A joint armed forces choir and a military color guard participated in the football event. The Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10. Army photo by Spc. Brandon C. Dyer
Super Bowl Flyover
The Blue Angels, the Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, perform a flyover during Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif., Feb. 7, 2016. A joint armed forces choir and a military color guard participated in the football event. The Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10. Army photo by Spc. Brandon C. Dyer
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.
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.
An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft connects to the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker to refuel during exercise Red Flag 16-1 over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Jan. 28, 2016. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Max Soto, left, and Staff Sgt. Jahmal Hardy practice patrol training with Nero, a military working dog, on Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 27, 2016. Soto and Hardy are working dog trainers assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Terrica Y. Jones
An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft prepares to take off shortly after sunrise from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Jan. 24, 2016, to fly to Kadena Air Base, Japan, to participate in training exercises. The Falcon is assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel
The USS Gonzalez conducts a live-fire exercise using an MK 45 5-inch gun in the Indian Ocean, Feb. 5, 2015. The guided-missile destroyer is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Pasquale Sena
Navy Seaman Lisette Longoria connects the surf hook during a replenishment aboard the USS Carney in the Mediterranean Sea, Feb. 7, 2016. The guided-missile destroyer is supporting U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Theron J. Godbold
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, swears in Marcel Lettre as the undersecretary of defense for intelligence during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Feb. 5, 2016. Confirmed by the Senate in December 2015, Lettre serves as the principal intelligence advisory to the secretary, and exercises authority over all Defense Department intelligence and security organizations. Lettre also oversees 110,000 personnel as well as defense intelligence components, including the Military Intelligence Program, the defense portion of the National Intelligence Program and intelligence interests within the Battlespace Awareness portfolio. He is the department’s principal contact for the CIA, and represents the department on intelligence and sensitive operations at the National Security Council. DoD photo by Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Soldiers and airmen work together to upload an AH-64 Apache helicopter onboard a C-17 Globemaster III to support training operations on Pope Army Airfield, N.C., Feb. 4, 2016. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Paul Labbe
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).
Army Spc. Shane Rader runs during a 12-mile ruck march as part of the testing phase for the expert infantryman badge at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Feb. 5, 2016. Bader is a paratrooper assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Army photo by Gertrud Zach
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter travels to Germany, Estonia and Belgium for meetings with European defense ministers and to participate in his first NATO Ministerial as defense secretary. Carter intends to reaffirm continued U.S. commitment to security in the region and hear from U.S. service members stationed in Europe.
The Blue Angels, the Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, perform a flyover during Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif., Feb. 7, 2016. A joint armed forces choir and a military color guard participated in the football event. The Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10. Army photo by Spc. Brandon C. Dyer
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.
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