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President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a Memorial Day remembrance ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 30, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with Bonnie Carroll, president of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, while welcoming more than 350 TAPS members to the Pentagon, May 27, 2016, for a night of fun and remembrance to coincide with Memorial Day weekend. TAPS offers support to people who have lost a family member serving in the military. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
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Midshipmen are commissioned as Navy ensigns at the graduation and commissioning at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, May 27, 2016. Navy photo
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President Barack Obama, right, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, render honors during a wreath-laying ceremony to mark Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 30, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
President Barack Obama, right, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, render honors during a wreath-laying ceremony to mark Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 30, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
President Barack Obama places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 30, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
President Barack Obama places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 30, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
The Defense Department is closely monitoring the spread of the Zika virus and is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assist in virus surveillance, response and research efforts. The department's highest priority is the health and safety of active duty service members, DoD civilians and their families, and the DoD has begun taking swift action to reduce exposure to this emerging disease.
The Defense Department is closely monitoring the spread of the Zika virus and is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assist in virus surveillance, response and research efforts.
Soldiers maneuver through the woods during a field training exercise at Fort Drum, N.Y., May 20, 2016. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Alexander Rector
Soldiers maneuver through the woods during a field training exercise at Fort Drum, N.Y., May 20, 2016. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Alexander Rector
Soldiers salute the flag during the Memorial Day service the U.S. Army Central and Area Support Group-Kuwait hosted at Camp Arifian, Kuwait, May 30, 2016. The ceremony brings the Camp Arifian community together to honor fallen service members.
Soldiers salute the flag during the Memorial Day service the U.S. Army Central and Area Support Group-Kuwait hosted at Camp Arifian, Kuwait, May 30, 2016. The ceremony brings the Camp Arifian community together to honor fallen service members.
Every year on the last Monday in May, the nation pauses to recognize the U.S. military's men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving their country. In this special report, the Defense Department shows how it honors the fallen while thanking military families and veterans in observances around the world.
Every year on the last Monday in May, the nation pauses to recognize the U.S. military's men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving their country. In this special report, the Defense Department shows how it honors the fallen while thanking military families and veterans in observances around the world.
Soldiers assigned to the 16th Sustainment Brigade present the colors during a Memorial Day ceremony at Lorraine American Cemetery in Saint-Avold, France, May 29, 2016. The site is the final resting place for more than 10,000 Americans who gave their lives in World War II. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sharida Jackson
Soldiers assigned to the 16th Sustainment Brigade present the colors during a Memorial Day ceremony at Lorraine American Cemetery in Saint-Avold, France, May 29, 2016. The site is the final resting place for more than 10,000 Americans who gave their lives in World War II. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sharida Jackson
A Marine participates in a sunrise ruck march honoring fallen service members as he marks Memorial Day on the flight deck of the USS Boxer in the Gulf of Aden, May 28, 2016. Navy photo by Seaman Eric Burgett
A Marine participates in a sunrise ruck march honoring fallen service members as he marks Memorial Day on the flight deck of the USS Boxer in the Gulf of Aden, May 28, 2016. Navy photo by Seaman Eric Burgett
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.
Paratroopers board an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft before participating in air transportability training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 19, 2016. The aircraft crew is assigned to the 517th Airlift Squadron. Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena
Paratroopers board an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft before participating in air transportability training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 19, 2016. The aircraft crew is assigned to the 517th Airlift Squadron. Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena
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.
A soldier waits for the signal to jump during a static line air-drop from a C-17 Globemaster III over Fort Bragg, N.C., May 26, 2016. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
A soldier waits for the signal to jump during a static line air-drop from a C-17 Globemaster III over Fort Bragg, N.C., May 26, 2016. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and other DoD leaders hosted a Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, event at the Pentagon, May 27, 2016. The event gathered families for a night of fun and remembrance to coincide with Memorial Day weekend. TAPS supports those who have lost a family member in the military.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and other DoD leaders hosted a Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, event at the Pentagon, May 27, 2016. The event gathered families for a night of fun and remembrance to coincide with Memorial Day weekend. TAPS supports those who have lost a family member in the military.
Air Force Senior Airman Tiffany Fogel secures an American flag as it is lowered during a retreat ceremony honoring Memorial Day at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 26, 2016. Fogel is an administrative assistant and resource advisor assigned to the 99th Airlift Squadron. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace
Air Force Senior Airman Tiffany Fogel secures an American flag as it is lowered during a retreat ceremony honoring Memorial Day at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 26, 2016. Fogel is an administrative assistant and resource advisor assigned to the 99th Airlift Squadron. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Chase Coker launches a Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II off the flight deck of the USS Boxer in the Gulf of Aden, May 23, 2016. Coker is an aviation boatswain’s mate. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jose Jaen
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Chase Coker launches a Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II off the flight deck of the USS Boxer in the Gulf of Aden, May 23, 2016. Coker is an aviation boatswain’s mate. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jose Jaen
President Barack Obama, right, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, render honors during a wreath-laying ceremony to mark Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 30, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
President Barack Obama places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 30, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
The Defense Department is closely monitoring the spread of the Zika virus and is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assist in virus surveillance, response and research efforts. The department's highest priority is the health and safety of active duty service members, DoD civilians and their families, and the DoD has begun taking swift action to reduce exposure to this emerging disease.
Soldiers maneuver through the woods during a field training exercise at Fort Drum, N.Y., May 20, 2016. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Alexander Rector
Soldiers salute the flag during the Memorial Day service the U.S. Army Central and Area Support Group-Kuwait hosted at Camp Arifian, Kuwait, May 30, 2016. The ceremony brings the Camp Arifian community together to honor fallen service members.
Every year on the last Monday in May, the nation pauses to recognize the U.S. military's men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving their country. In this special report, the Defense Department shows how it honors the fallen while thanking military families and veterans in observances around the world.
Soldiers assigned to the 16th Sustainment Brigade present the colors during a Memorial Day ceremony at Lorraine American Cemetery in Saint-Avold, France, May 29, 2016. The site is the final resting place for more than 10,000 Americans who gave their lives in World War II. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sharida Jackson
A Marine participates in a sunrise ruck march honoring fallen service members as he marks Memorial Day on the flight deck of the USS Boxer in the Gulf of Aden, May 28, 2016. Navy photo by Seaman Eric Burgett
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.
Paratroopers board an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft before participating in air transportability training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 19, 2016. The aircraft crew is assigned to the 517th Airlift Squadron. Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period.
A soldier waits for the signal to jump during a static line air-drop from a C-17 Globemaster III over Fort Bragg, N.C., May 26, 2016. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and other DoD leaders hosted a Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, event at the Pentagon, May 27, 2016. The event gathered families for a night of fun and remembrance to coincide with Memorial Day weekend. TAPS supports those who have lost a family member in the military.
Air Force Senior Airman Tiffany Fogel secures an American flag as it is lowered during a retreat ceremony honoring Memorial Day at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 26, 2016. Fogel is an administrative assistant and resource advisor assigned to the 99th Airlift Squadron. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Chase Coker launches a Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II off the flight deck of the USS Boxer in the Gulf of Aden, May 23, 2016. Coker is an aviation boatswain’s mate. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jose Jaen
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