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From left, Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, Marine Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, and Marine 1st Lt. Matthew Welsh, render honors as the colors are presented during Gen. Welsh's retirement ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 24, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
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Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, congratulates Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III during Welsh's retirement ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 24, 20156. Welsh became chief of staff in August 2012. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, congratulates Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III during Welsh's retirement ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 24, 20156. Welsh became chief of staff in August 2012. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period, showing troops as they serve in operation, sacrifice and engage in daily life.
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period, showing troops as they serve in operation, sacrifice and engage in daily life.
Army flight medics ascend on a hoist line with a simulated patient during medical evacuation training part of a joint exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 23, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. Army photo by Sgt. Anthony Hewitt
Army flight medics ascend on a hoist line with a simulated patient during medical evacuation training part of a joint exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 23, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. Army photo by Sgt. Anthony Hewitt
Army Pfc. Saul Hernandez provides security before advancing under smoke cover during training at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vt., June 15, 2016. Watkins is assigned to the Vermont National Guard’s Company A, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarah Mattison
Army Pfc. Saul Hernandez provides security before advancing under smoke cover during training at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vt., June 15, 2016. Watkins is assigned to the Vermont National Guard’s Company A, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarah Mattison
The aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis and USS Ronald Reagan conduct dual aircraft carrier strike group operations in the Philippine Sea, June 18, 2016, to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago
The aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis and USS Ronald Reagan conduct dual aircraft carrier strike group operations in the Philippine Sea, June 18, 2016, to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched the eighth annual Feds Feed Families campaign, which extends throughout the government. The Defense Department will play a vital role in the fight against hunger.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched the eighth annual Feds Feed Families campaign, which extends throughout the government. The Defense Department will play a vital role in the fight against hunger.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, center, speaks with Deputy Energy Secretary Liz Sherwood-Randall at a ceremony to present her with the Defense Department's Nunn-Lugar Award at the Pentagon, June 24, 2016. For more photos of the event, visit Carter's Flickr page. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, center, speaks with Deputy Energy Secretary Liz Sherwood-Randall at a ceremony to present her with the Defense Department's Nunn-Lugar Award at the Pentagon, June 24, 2016. For more photos of the event, visit Carter's Flickr page. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley
The USS Carter Hall travels through the locks of the North Sea Canal toward Amsterdam June 21, 2016, after participating in the 2016 Baltic Operations exercise. The multinational exercise aims to enhance interoperability of allied and partner forces in the Baltic region. Navy photo by Seaman Julio Martinez Martinez
The USS Carter Hall travels through the locks of the North Sea Canal toward Amsterdam June 21, 2016, after participating in the 2016 Baltic Operations exercise. The multinational exercise aims to enhance interoperability of allied and partner forces in the Baltic region. Navy photo by Seaman Julio Martinez Martinez
Soldiers look for the approach to engage targets during the Joint Multinational Training Command's Best Warrior Competition at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany, June 22, 2016. The four-day competition tested U.S. soldiers' military knowledge, leadership and endurance. Army photo by Christoph Koppers
Soldiers look for the approach to engage targets during the Joint Multinational Training Command's Best Warrior Competition at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany, June 22, 2016. The four-day competition tested U.S. soldiers' military knowledge, leadership and endurance. Army photo by Christoph Koppers
A Marine Corps recruit cleans his weapon during the Crucible, a 13-week training program, on Marine Corps Recruit Depot, S.C., June 24, 2016. The recruits are required to maintain proper energy and hydration levels to safely complete the program. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Colby Cooper
A Marine Corps recruit cleans his weapon during the Crucible, a 13-week training program, on Marine Corps Recruit Depot, S.C., June 24, 2016. The recruits are required to maintain proper energy and hydration levels to safely complete the program. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Colby Cooper
Army Capt. Scott Hasenpflug applies camouflage paint before a tactical operation during Swift Response 16 at the Hohenfels Training Area in Hohenfels, Germany, Jun. 22, 2016. The military crisis response training event includes multinational airborne forces. Army photo by Pfc. Rachel Wilridge
Army Capt. Scott Hasenpflug applies camouflage paint before a tactical operation during Swift Response 16 at the Hohenfels Training Area in Hohenfels, Germany, Jun. 22, 2016. The military crisis response training event includes multinational airborne forces. Army photo by Pfc. Rachel Wilridge
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.
Nearly 20 million Americans will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder in their lifetimes. No one knows why some people develop PTSD and others don't, but we know that the more people who understand PTSD, the more we can help those who are affected. Learn more and help raise awareness of #PTSD and its treatments.
Nearly 20 million Americans will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder in their lifetimes. No one knows why some people develop PTSD and others don't, but we know that the more people who understand PTSD, the more we can help those who are affected. Learn more and help raise awareness of #PTSD and its treatments.
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, congratulates Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III during Welsh's retirement ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 24, 20156. Welsh became chief of staff in August 2012. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period, showing troops as they serve in operation, sacrifice and engage in daily life.
Army flight medics ascend on a hoist line with a simulated patient during medical evacuation training part of a joint exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 23, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. Army photo by Sgt. Anthony Hewitt
Army Pfc. Saul Hernandez provides security before advancing under smoke cover during training at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vt., June 15, 2016. Watkins is assigned to the Vermont National Guard’s Company A, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarah Mattison
The aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis and USS Ronald Reagan conduct dual aircraft carrier strike group operations in the Philippine Sea, June 18, 2016, to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched the eighth annual Feds Feed Families campaign, which extends throughout the government. The Defense Department will play a vital role in the fight against hunger.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, center, speaks with Deputy Energy Secretary Liz Sherwood-Randall at a ceremony to present her with the Defense Department's Nunn-Lugar Award at the Pentagon, June 24, 2016. For more photos of the event, visit Carter's Flickr page. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley
The USS Carter Hall travels through the locks of the North Sea Canal toward Amsterdam June 21, 2016, after participating in the 2016 Baltic Operations exercise. The multinational exercise aims to enhance interoperability of allied and partner forces in the Baltic region. Navy photo by Seaman Julio Martinez Martinez
Soldiers look for the approach to engage targets during the Joint Multinational Training Command's Best Warrior Competition at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany, June 22, 2016. The four-day competition tested U.S. soldiers' military knowledge, leadership and endurance. Army photo by Christoph Koppers
A Marine Corps recruit cleans his weapon during the Crucible, a 13-week training program, on Marine Corps Recruit Depot, S.C., June 24, 2016. The recruits are required to maintain proper energy and hydration levels to safely complete the program. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Colby Cooper
Army Capt. Scott Hasenpflug applies camouflage paint before a tactical operation during Swift Response 16 at the Hohenfels Training Area in Hohenfels, Germany, Jun. 22, 2016. The military crisis response training event includes multinational airborne forces. Army photo by Pfc. Rachel Wilridge
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.
Nearly 20 million Americans will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder in their lifetimes. No one knows why some people develop PTSD and others don't, but we know that the more people who understand PTSD, the more we can help those who are affected. Learn more and help raise awareness of #PTSD and its treatments.
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