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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
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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
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 Departm ...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
Army Pfc. Jose Gil engages targets during a live-fire exercise at Pabrade Training Area, Lithuania, Feb. 2, 2016. The exercise enables soldiers to improve their tactics, techniques and procedures. Gil is assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Behlin
Live-Fire Aim
Army Pfc. Jose Gil engages targets during a live-fire exercise at Pabrade Training Area, Lithuania, Feb. 2, 2016. The exercise enables soldiers to improve their tactics, techniques and procedures. Gil is assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Behlin
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
Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with country music singer and Army veteran Craig Morgan, center, at the USO 75th anniversary reception in Washington, D.C., Feb. 4, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
USO Celebration
Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with country music singer and Army veteran Craig Morgan, center, at the USO 75th anniversary reception in Washington, D.C., Feb. 4, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Navy Seaman Curtis Peterson jumps from the fantail of the USS Antietam during a swim call in the Indian Ocean, Feb. 3, 2016. Peterson is a logistics specialist. The Antietam is on patrol to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Flewellyn
Antietam Leap
Navy Seaman Curtis Peterson jumps from the fantail of the USS Antietam during a swim call in the Indian Ocean, Feb. 3, 2016. Peterson is a logistics specialist. The Antietam is on patrol to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Flewellyn
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.
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ethan Evans, left, instructs Lance Cpl. Jacob Levy on firing an M249B light machine gun during comprehensive live-fire training on Camp Roberts, Calif., Jan 23, 2016. The Marines are assigned to the 6th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tiffany Edwards
Machine Gun Training
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ethan Evans, left, instructs Lance Cpl. Jacob Levy on firing an M249B light machine gun during comprehensive live-fire training on Camp Roberts, Calif., Jan 23, 2016. The Marines are assigned to the 6th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tiffany Edwards
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Biunca Love prepares to help lead a shipboard aircraft firefighting training event at the firefighting training facility at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Feb. 2, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker
Firefighting Readiness
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Biunca Love prepares to help lead a shipboard aircraft firefighting training event at the firefighting training facility at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Feb. 2, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker
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).
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
Goshawk Takeoff
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
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
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.
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Cardona, left, instructs a new recruit to respond louder at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 1, 2016. Cardona is a drill instructor assigned to Receiving Company, Support Battalion. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler Viglione
Louder!
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Cardona, left, instructs a new recruit to respond louder at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 1, 2016. Cardona is a drill instructor assigned to Receiving Company, Support Battalion. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler Viglione
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
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
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
Army Pfc. Jose Gil engages targets during a live-fire exercise at Pabrade Training Area, Lithuania, Feb. 2, 2016. The exercise enables soldiers to improve their tactics, techniques and procedures. Gil is assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Behlin
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
Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with country music singer and Army veteran Craig Morgan, center, at the USO 75th anniversary reception in Washington, D.C., Feb. 4, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Navy Seaman Curtis Peterson jumps from the fantail of the USS Antietam during a swim call in the Indian Ocean, Feb. 3, 2016. Peterson is a logistics specialist. The Antietam is on patrol to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Flewellyn
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.
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ethan Evans, left, instructs Lance Cpl. Jacob Levy on firing an M249B light machine gun during comprehensive live-fire training on Camp Roberts, Calif., Jan 23, 2016. The Marines are assigned to the 6th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tiffany Edwards
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Biunca Love prepares to help lead a shipboard aircraft firefighting training event at the firefighting training facility at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Feb. 2, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker
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).
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
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
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.
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Cardona, left, instructs a new recruit to respond louder at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 1, 2016. Cardona is a drill instructor assigned to Receiving Company, Support Battalion. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler Viglione
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Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shares a light moment with retired Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., center, the 36th Army chief of staff and current chairman of the USO board of governors, during the USO 75th anniversary reception in Washington, D.C., Feb. 4, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
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