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Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work pauses for a photo with military children while participating in the the Military Child Education Coalition National Training Seminar in Washington, D.C., June 28, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley
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Members of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard participate in a change-of-command ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., June 24, 2016. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
Members of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard participate in a change-of-command ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., June 24, 2016. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Cole, the last surviving Doolittle Raider, salutes at a funeral service for fellow Raider and former Staff Sgt. David J. Thatcher in Missoula, Mont., June 27, 2016. The Raiders flew the first U.S. raid on Japan's mainland during World War II. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Annabel Monroe
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Cole, the last surviving Doolittle Raider, salutes at a funeral service for fellow Raider and former Staff Sgt. David J. Thatcher in Missoula, Mont., June 27, 2016. The Raiders flew the first U.S. raid on Japan's mainland during World War II. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Annabel Monroe
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work answers questions from a panel of military children during the Military Child Education Coalition's 2016 National Training Seminar in Washington, D.C., June 28, 2016. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work answers questions from a panel of military children during the Military Child Education Coalition's 2016 National Training Seminar in Washington, D.C., June 28, 2016. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley
The Defense Department continues to show enduring gratitude to military families for contributing to the nation's legacy. President Barack Obama noted that "their courage serves as a model of character and distinction, and their devotion to our country must be met with the recognition it deserves."
The Defense Department continues to show enduring gratitude to military families for contributing to the nation's legacy. President Barack Obama noted that "their courage serves as a model of character and distinction, and their devotion to our country must be met with the recognition it deserves."
Marine Corps Capt. Christine Taranto runs in the Torbay Half Marathon in Torbay, England, June 26, 2016. Taranto, a logistics analyst and member of the All-Marine running team, finished second among women with a time of 1 hour, 23 minutes, 5 seconds. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy R. Smithers
Marine Corps Capt. Christine Taranto runs in the Torbay Half Marathon in Torbay, England, June 26, 2016. Taranto, a logistics analyst and member of the All-Marine running team, finished second among women with a time of 1 hour, 23 minutes, 5 seconds. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy R. Smithers
An A-29 Super Tucano from the 81st Fighter Squadron prepares for takeoff at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., June 23, 2016. The squadron conducts combat training for Afghan air force pilots and maintainers in the aircraft. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf
An A-29 Super Tucano from the 81st Fighter Squadron prepares for takeoff at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., June 23, 2016. The squadron conducts combat training for Afghan air force pilots and maintainers in the aircraft. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Parrish fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a weapons exercise aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville in the Philippine Sea, June 24, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Schneider
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Parrish fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a weapons exercise aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville in the Philippine Sea, June 24, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Schneider
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.
Seaman Justin Lund and other sailors qualify with the M-4 rifle during a small-arms gun shoot aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay in the Pacific Ocean, June 25, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan J. Batchelder
Seaman Justin Lund and other sailors qualify with the M-4 rifle during a small-arms gun shoot aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay in the Pacific Ocean, June 25, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan J. Batchelder
A candidate tackles a mud pit obstacle on the fit-to-win endurance course at the ‪Drill Sergeant Academy in Fort Jackson, S.C., June 17, 2016. Candidates spend 63 training days in the course preparing to become drill sergeants for the Army's four basic combat training posts. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton
A candidate tackles a mud pit obstacle on the fit-to-win endurance course at the ‪Drill Sergeant Academy in Fort Jackson, S.C., June 17, 2016. Candidates spend 63 training days in the course preparing to become drill sergeants for the Army's four basic combat training posts. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton
An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron 86 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Mediterranean Sea, June 28, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anderson W. Branch
An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron 86 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Mediterranean Sea, June 28, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anderson W. Branch
During the month of June, the Defense Department joins the nation in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, or LGBT, Pride Month. During this time, the department recognizes lesbian, gay and bisexual service members and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civilians for their dedicated service to both the DoD mission and to our nation.
During the month of June, the Defense Department joins the nation in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, or LGBT, Pride Month. During this time, the department recognizes lesbian, gay and bisexual service members and civilians for their dedicated service to both the DoD mission and to our nation.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Johnathan Silsley adjusts night vision goggles before driving an all-terrain vehicle during Exercise Swift Response 16 at Hohenfels, Germany, June 16, 2016. Silsley is an engineer assistant assigned to the 921st Contingency Response Squadron. More than 5,000 personnel from ten NATO nations participate in the crisis response exercise for multinational airborne forces. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Johnathan Silsley adjusts night vision goggles before driving an all-terrain vehicle during Exercise Swift Response 16 at Hohenfels, Germany, June 16, 2016. Silsley is an engineer assistant assigned to the 921st Contingency Response Squadron. More than 5,000 personnel from ten NATO nations particip ...More
Members of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard participate in a change-of-command ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., June 24, 2016. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Cole, the last surviving Doolittle Raider, salutes at a funeral service for fellow Raider and former Staff Sgt. David J. Thatcher in Missoula, Mont., June 27, 2016. The Raiders flew the first U.S. raid on Japan's mainland during World War II. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Annabel Monroe
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work answers questions from a panel of military children during the Military Child Education Coalition's 2016 National Training Seminar in Washington, D.C., June 28, 2016. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley
The Defense Department continues to show enduring gratitude to military families for contributing to the nation's legacy. President Barack Obama noted that "their courage serves as a model of character and distinction, and their devotion to our country must be met with the recognition it deserves."
Marine Corps Capt. Christine Taranto runs in the Torbay Half Marathon in Torbay, England, June 26, 2016. Taranto, a logistics analyst and member of the All-Marine running team, finished second among women with a time of 1 hour, 23 minutes, 5 seconds. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy R. Smithers
An A-29 Super Tucano from the 81st Fighter Squadron prepares for takeoff at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., June 23, 2016. The squadron conducts combat training for Afghan air force pilots and maintainers in the aircraft. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Parrish fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a weapons exercise aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville in the Philippine Sea, June 24, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Schneider
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.
Seaman Justin Lund and other sailors qualify with the M-4 rifle during a small-arms gun shoot aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay in the Pacific Ocean, June 25, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan J. Batchelder
A candidate tackles a mud pit obstacle on the fit-to-win endurance course at the ‪Drill Sergeant Academy in Fort Jackson, S.C., June 17, 2016. Candidates spend 63 training days in the course preparing to become drill sergeants for the Army's four basic combat training posts. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton
An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron 86 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Mediterranean Sea, June 28, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anderson W. Branch
During the month of June, the Defense Department joins the nation in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, or LGBT, Pride Month. During this time, the department recognizes lesbian, gay and bisexual service members and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civilians for their dedicated service to both the DoD mission and to our nation.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Johnathan Silsley adjusts night vision goggles before driving an all-terrain vehicle during Exercise Swift Response 16 at Hohenfels, Germany, June 16, 2016. Silsley is an engineer assistant assigned to the 921st Contingency Response Squadron. More than 5,000 personnel from ten NATO nations participate in the crisis response exercise for multinational airborne forces. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford
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Spc. Shadrack Kipchirchir, center, seen here running at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, is scheduled to run both the 10,000 meters and the 5,000 meters at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials, set for July 1-10 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
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(From left) Army veteran James Hansen watches the wind’s direction as Navy veteran and Valhalla sailing instructor Frank Briguglio surveys the skills of his new recruits during the Valhalla Sailing Project’s inaugural clinic to teach former military members the fundamentals of sailing and racing on the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, Md., June 25, 2016. Marine Corps veteran Hector Cardona is at the tiller, and Marine Corps veteran Mike Wilson is adjusting the jib. Eight veterans, transitioning service members and wounded warriors participated in the clinic. DoD photo by Terri Moon Cronk
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Army Staff Sgt. Gregory Quarles prepares his air rifle for the shooting competition in the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. June 19, 2016. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
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