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Defense Secretary Ash Carter presents a 2016 Employer Support Freedom Award at the Pentagon, Aug. 26, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
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Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, walks with Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, chief of the Defense Staff of the United Kingdom, at the Pentagon, Aug. 26, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
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Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to attendees of a military strategy forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., Aug. 25, 2016. Selva discussed the future of joint capabilities and military innovation. DoD photo by Army Sgt. James K. McCann
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter pets Cpl. Chesty, the Marine Corps mascot, after the Evening Parade at the Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 2016.  DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Defense Secretary Ash Carter pets Cpl. Chesty, the Marine Corps mascot, after the Evening Parade at the Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Defense leaders remain focused on efforts to strengthen relationships and modernize U.S. alliances in the Asia-Pacific region as a priority for 21st century security interests and sustaining U.S. global leadership.
Defense leaders remain focused on efforts to strengthen relationships and modernize U.S. alliances in the Asia-Pacific region as a priority for 21st century security interests and sustaining U.S. global leadership.
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Michael Blackman lifts 495 pounds during a deadlifting event aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 25, 2016. The Boxer is operating in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations.  Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Caracci
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Michael Blackman lifts 495 pounds during a deadlifting event aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 25, 2016. The Boxer is operating in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Caracci
Navy Airman Alan Chhay participates in a nighttime firefighting drill on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 23, 2016. The Nimitz is undergoing extended planned incremental maintenance. Navy photo by Seaman Recruit Cody M. Deccio
Navy Airman Alan Chhay participates in a nighttime firefighting drill on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 23, 2016. The Nimitz is undergoing extended planned incremental maintenance. Navy photo by Seaman Recruit Cody M. Deccio
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period.
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Laura A. Hale and Petty Officer 3rd Class Martin Rodriguez do troubleshooting work in the radio room aboard the USS Bataan in Norfolk, Va., Aug. 18, 2016. Hale is an information systems technician; Rodriguez is an electronics technician. Navy photo by Seaman Apprentice Zachariah Grabill
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Laura A. Hale and Petty Officer 3rd Class Martin Rodriguez do troubleshooting work in the radio room aboard the USS Bataan in Norfolk, Va., Aug. 18, 2016. Hale is an information systems technician; Rodriguez is an electronics technician. Navy photo by Seaman Apprentice Zachariah Grabill
The Defense Department honors 15 businesses and government organizations with the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers who support employees who serve in the National Guard and reserve.
The Defense Department honors 15 businesses and government organizations with the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers who support employees who serve in the National Guard and reserve.
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Air Chief Marshal Stuart Peach, chief of the Defense Staff of the United Kingdom, at the Pentagon, Aug. 26, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Air Chief Marshal Stuart Peach, chief of the Defense Staff of the United Kingdom, at the Pentagon, Aug. 26, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Sailors guide an MV-22 Osprey onto the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 24, 2016. The Richard is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Quinlan
Sailors guide an MV-22 Osprey onto the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 24, 2016. The Richard is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Quinlan
The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Frederic Pravato cuts through a cinder block wall at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Aug. 25, 2016. Pravato is a firefighter assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Frederic Pravato cuts through a cinder block wall at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Aug. 25, 2016. Pravato is a firefighter assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
Defense Secretary Ash Carter pets Cpl. Chesty, the Marine Corps mascot, after the Evening Parade at the Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 2016.  DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Defense leaders remain focused on efforts to strengthen relationships and modernize U.S. alliances in the Asia-Pacific region as a priority for 21st century security interests and sustaining U.S. global leadership.
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Michael Blackman lifts 495 pounds during a deadlifting event aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 25, 2016. The Boxer is operating in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations.  Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Caracci
Navy Airman Alan Chhay participates in a nighttime firefighting drill on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 23, 2016. The Nimitz is undergoing extended planned incremental maintenance. Navy photo by Seaman Recruit Cody M. Deccio
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Laura A. Hale and Petty Officer 3rd Class Martin Rodriguez do troubleshooting work in the radio room aboard the USS Bataan in Norfolk, Va., Aug. 18, 2016. Hale is an information systems technician; Rodriguez is an electronics technician. Navy photo by Seaman Apprentice Zachariah Grabill
The Defense Department honors 15 businesses and government organizations with the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers who support employees who serve in the National Guard and reserve.
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Air Chief Marshal Stuart Peach, chief of the Defense Staff of the United Kingdom, at the Pentagon, Aug. 26, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Sailors guide an MV-22 Osprey onto the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 24, 2016. The Richard is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Quinlan
The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Frederic Pravato cuts through a cinder block wall at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Aug. 25, 2016. Pravato is a firefighter assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
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Air Force Senior Airman Zachary Allen, a flight equipment technician assigned to the 120th Airlift Wing, Montana Air National Guard, returns from post-flight-checking aircrew equipment aboard a C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft during Northern Strike Exercise 2016 in Alpena, Mich., Aug. 11, 2016. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Leisa Grant
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Royal Australian Air Force Warrant Officer Nicole Heffernan, co-host of Exercise Pacific Endeavor 2016, addresses participants during the exercise’s opening ceremony in Brisbane, Australia, Aug. 22, 2016. Sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command and hosted by the Australian Defense Force, Pacific Endeavor 2016 is a multinational workshop designed to enhance communication interoperability and expedite humanitarian assistance and disaster relief response in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Todd Kabalan
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