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Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses National Defense University students at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., Aug. 23, 2016. The university offers military education to leaders of the U.S. armed forces and others. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
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Sailors heave a line aboard the USS Chancellorsville to depart Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 21, 2016, as a precaution for tropical storm Mindulle. The Chancellorsville is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Schneider
Sailors heave a line aboard the USS Chancellorsville to depart Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 21, 2016, as a precaution for tropical storm Mindulle. The Chancellorsville is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Schneider
A medevac helicopter lands under green smoke marking a landing zone during an exportable combat training exercise at Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 18, 2016. The exercise gives guardsmen an experience similar to a combat training center, but uses a nearby station to minimize cost. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Wheeler
A medevac helicopter lands under green smoke marking a landing zone during an exportable combat training exercise at Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 18, 2016. The exercise gives guardsmen an experience similar to a combat training center, but uses a nearby station to minimize cost. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Wheeler
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Login Loftis fires an M240 medium machine gun as Lance Cpl. Krikland Harrington looks through a night vision device during Integrated Training Exercise 5-16 at Marine Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms Calif., Aug. 18, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Login Loftis fires an M240 medium machine gun as Lance Cpl. Krikland Harrington looks through a night vision device during Integrated Training Exercise 5-16 at Marine Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms Calif., Aug. 18, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses National Defense University students at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., Aug. 23, 2016. The university offers military education to leaders of the U.S. armed forces and others. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses National Defense University students at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., Aug. 23, 2016. The university offers military education to leaders of the U.S. armed forces and others. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Soldiers react to contact during exercise Spartan Agoge at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 18, 2016. The battalion trained in close combat, reconnaissance, chemical warfare and infiltration skills. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Love
Soldiers react to contact during exercise Spartan Agoge at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 18, 2016. The battalion trained in close combat, reconnaissance, chemical warfare and infiltration skills. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Love
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has launched a national discussion on building the Force of the Future and what the Defense Department must do to change and adapt to maintain its superiority well into the 21st century.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has launched a national discussion on building the Force of the Future and what the Defense Department must do to change and adapt to maintain its superiority well into the 21st century.
An F-35C Lightning II launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 14, 2016. The aircraft is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 101. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alex L. Smedegard
An F-35C Lightning II launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 14, 2016. The aircraft is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 101. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alex L. Smedegard
Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Isaman climbs a cliff face at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Vt., Aug. 21, 2016. Isaman attended a climbing course at the Army Mountain Warfare School. Isaman is assigned to the Idaho National Guard's 124th Air Support Operations Squadron. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Avery Cunningham
Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Isaman climbs a cliff face at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Vt., Aug. 21, 2016. Isaman attended a climbing course at the Army Mountain Warfare School. Isaman is assigned to the Idaho National Guard's 124th Air Support Operations Squadron. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Avery Cunningham ...More
Marines secure amphibious assault vehicles in the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown near Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 21, 2016. The Germantown is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III
Marines secure amphibious assault vehicles in the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown near Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 21, 2016. The Germantown is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently hosted a Cyber Grand Challenge to prove that autonomous bots could find and fix software problems.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently hosted a Cyber Grand Challenge to prove that autonomous bots could find and fix software problems.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Kristen Neufeld performs maintenance on a Mark 38-25 mm machine gun aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson at its home port in San Diego, Aug. 18, 2016. Navy photo by Seaman Theo Shively
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Kristen Neufeld performs maintenance on a Mark 38-25 mm machine gun aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson at its home port in San Diego, Aug. 18, 2016. Navy photo by Seaman Theo Shively
Given today's globalized access to knowledge and the rapid pace of technology development, innovation, speed, and agility have taken on a greater importance. The Defense Department serves as an innovative leader in developing technology to protect Americans and troops - on and off the battlefield.
Given today's globalized access to knowledge and the rapid pace of technology development, innovation, speed, and agility have taken on a greater importance. The Defense Department serves as an innovative leader in developing technology to protect Americans and troops - on and off the battlefield.
Sailors  haul a homemade boat onto the beach during an annual boat regatta in Misawa, Japan, Aug. 19, 2016. Eight teams from the Navy and Air Force competed this year. The sailors are assigned to Naval Air Facility Misawa. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Samuel Weldin
Sailors haul a homemade boat onto the beach during an annual boat regatta in Misawa, Japan, Aug. 19, 2016. Eight teams from the Navy and Air Force competed this year. The sailors are assigned to Naval Air Facility Misawa. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Samuel Weldin
The 8th annual governmentwide Feds Feed Families Food Drive Campaign will run through Aug. 31, 2016. The 2016 FFF slogan is "Feds Fighting Hunger." Defense Department employees nationwide have been asked to answer the call to fight hunger.
The 8th annual governmentwide Feds Feed Families food drive campaign will run through Aug. 31, 2016. The 2016 FFF slogan is "Feds Fighting Hunger." Defense Department employees nationwide have been asked to answer the call to fight hunger.
Sailors heave a line aboard the USS Chancellorsville to depart Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 21, 2016, as a precaution for tropical storm Mindulle. The Chancellorsville is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Schneider
A medevac helicopter lands under green smoke marking a landing zone during an exportable combat training exercise at Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 18, 2016. The exercise gives guardsmen an experience similar to a combat training center, but uses a nearby station to minimize cost. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Wheeler
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Login Loftis fires an M240 medium machine gun as Lance Cpl. Krikland Harrington looks through a night vision device during Integrated Training Exercise 5-16 at Marine Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms Calif., Aug. 18, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses National Defense University students at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., Aug. 23, 2016. The university offers military education to leaders of the U.S. armed forces and others. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Soldiers react to contact during exercise Spartan Agoge at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 18, 2016. The battalion trained in close combat, reconnaissance, chemical warfare and infiltration skills. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Love
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has launched a national discussion on building the Force of the Future and what the Defense Department must do to change and adapt to maintain its superiority well into the 21st century.
An F-35C Lightning II launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 14, 2016. The aircraft is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 101. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alex L. Smedegard
Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Isaman climbs a cliff face at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Vt., Aug. 21, 2016. Isaman attended a climbing course at the Army Mountain Warfare School. Isaman is assigned to the Idaho National Guard's 124th Air Support Operations Squadron. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Avery Cunningham
Marines secure amphibious assault vehicles in the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown near Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 21, 2016. The Germantown is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently hosted a Cyber Grand Challenge to prove that autonomous bots could find and fix software problems.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Kristen Neufeld performs maintenance on a Mark 38-25 mm machine gun aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson at its home port in San Diego, Aug. 18, 2016. Navy photo by Seaman Theo Shively
Given today's globalized access to knowledge and the rapid pace of technology development, innovation, speed, and agility have taken on a greater importance. The Defense Department serves as an innovative leader in developing technology to protect Americans and troops - on and off the battlefield.
Sailors  haul a homemade boat onto the beach during an annual boat regatta in Misawa, Japan, Aug. 19, 2016. Eight teams from the Navy and Air Force competed this year. The sailors are assigned to Naval Air Facility Misawa. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Samuel Weldin
The 8th annual governmentwide Feds Feed Families Food Drive Campaign will run through Aug. 31, 2016. The 2016 FFF slogan is "Feds Fighting Hunger." Defense Department employees nationwide have been asked to answer the call to fight hunger.
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