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Army paratroopers conduct a joint forcible entry operation during a field training exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 5, 2016. The paratroopers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull
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Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Chase Coker launches an AV-8B Harrier II off the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer in the Arabian Gulf, July 11, 2106. The Boxer is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in the 5th Fleet area of operations. Coker is an aviation boatswain's mate handling. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jose Jaen
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Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with members of the Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 16, 2016. Dunford met with key leaders and received briefings about the progress of the Afghan air force and its partnership with TAAC-Air as part of his overall assessment of the Resolute Support mission. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Aviation Brings 'Asymmetric Advantage' to Afghan Force, Dunford Says Story | Special
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 Marine student fast-ropes out of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during operations at Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 13, 2016. The course is a new, shortened version of the helicopter rope-suspension training course. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Preston McDonald
A Marine student fast-ropes out of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during operations at Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 13, 2016. The course is a new, shortened version of the helicopter rope-suspension training course. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Preston McDonald
Army Capt. Colin Baggs takes aim next to Staff Sgt. David Jones and Staff Sgt. Brian Gougler during a two-man buddy team stress shoot at Zagan Training Area, Poland, July 15. The unit is training to support Operation Atlantic Resolve. Army photo by Sgt. Lauren Harrah
Army Capt. Colin Baggs takes aim next to Staff Sgt. David Jones and Staff Sgt. Brian Gougler during a two-man buddy team stress shoot at Zagan Training Area, Poland, July 15. The unit is training to support Operation Atlantic Resolve. Army photo by Sgt. Lauren Harrah
Air Force Master Sgt. Lindsey Glover participates in the squat event portion of a powerlifting competition at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 15, 2016. Glover is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Air Force photo by Capt. Korey Fratini
Air Force Master Sgt. Lindsey Glover participates in the squat event portion of a powerlifting competition at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 15, 2016. Glover is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Air Force photo by Capt. Korey Fratini
U.S. and NATO troops participate in Advanced Casualty Sustainment Care Medical Training, a course the International Special Training Center hosted in Pfullendorf, Germany, July 20, 2016. The multinational students received the training to enhance their medical skills to support NATO troops. Army photo by Jason Johnston
U.S. and NATO troops participate in Advanced Casualty Sustainment Care Medical Training, a course the International Special Training Center hosted in Pfullendorf, Germany, July 20, 2016. The multinational students received the training to enhance their medical skills to support NATO troops. Army photo by Jason Johnston
Soldiers conduct a reflexive-fire exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 15, 2016. The soldiers trained with M4 carbine and M9 pistols to enhance tactical proficiency. Army photo by Capt. Brian Harris
Soldiers conduct a reflexive-fire exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 15, 2016. The soldiers trained with M4 carbine and M9 pistols to enhance tactical proficiency. Army photo by Capt. Brian Harris
The Defense Department honors 15 businesses and government organizations with the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers who support employees who serve in the National Guard and reserve.
The Defense Department honors 15 businesses and government organizations with the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers who support employees who serve in the National Guard and reserve.
A soldier and airman pull in parachute deployment bags on a C-17 Globemaster III after a training jump to prepare for the Arctic Thunder Open House at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 20, 2016. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson
A soldier and airman pull in parachute deployment bags on a C-17 Globemaster III after a training jump to prepare for the Arctic Thunder Open House at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 20, 2016. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson
Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosted a counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant meeting in Washington, D.C., July 21, 2016, where the ongoing fight against ISIL was discussed. One way U.S. Central Command is fighting ISIL is online by disrupting their propaganda and exposing their hypocrisies and crimes.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosted a counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant meeting in Washington, D.C., July 21, 2016, where the ongoing fight against ISIL was discussed. One way U.S. Central Command is fighting ISIL is online by disrupting their propaganda and exposing their hypocrisies and crimes.
Master Sgt. Matthew Tabor breaks a bottle to christen an H-21B helicopter in Heritage Park at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., July 14, 2016. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Harry Brexel
Master Sgt. Matthew Tabor breaks a bottle to christen an H-21B helicopter in Heritage Park at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., July 14, 2016. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Harry Brexel
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.
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period.
A Marine student fast-ropes out of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during operations at Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 13, 2016. The course is a new, shortened version of the helicopter rope-suspension training course. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Preston McDonald
Army Capt. Colin Baggs takes aim next to Staff Sgt. David Jones and Staff Sgt. Brian Gougler during a two-man buddy team stress shoot at Zagan Training Area, Poland, July 15. The unit is training to support Operation Atlantic Resolve. Army photo by Sgt. Lauren Harrah
Air Force Master Sgt. Lindsey Glover participates in the squat event portion of a powerlifting competition at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 15, 2016. Glover is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Air Force photo by Capt. Korey Fratini
U.S. and NATO troops participate in Advanced Casualty Sustainment Care Medical Training, a course the International Special Training Center hosted in Pfullendorf, Germany, July 20, 2016. The multinational students received the training to enhance their medical skills to support NATO troops. Army photo by Jason Johnston
Soldiers conduct a reflexive-fire exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 15, 2016. The soldiers trained with M4 carbine and M9 pistols to enhance tactical proficiency. Army photo by Capt. Brian Harris
The Defense Department honors 15 businesses and government organizations with the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers who support employees who serve in the National Guard and reserve.
A soldier and airman pull in parachute deployment bags on a C-17 Globemaster III after a training jump to prepare for the Arctic Thunder Open House at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 20, 2016. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson
Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosted a counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant meeting in Washington, D.C., July 21, 2016, where the ongoing fight against ISIL was discussed. One way U.S. Central Command is fighting ISIL is online by disrupting their propaganda and exposing their hypocrisies and crimes.
Master Sgt. Matthew Tabor breaks a bottle to christen an H-21B helicopter in Heritage Park at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., July 14, 2016. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Harry Brexel
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.
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In honor of the first American female astronaut, the Office of Naval Research recently welcomed the U.S. Navy’s newest research vessel—R/V Sally Ride— for oceanographic research.
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Army Specialist Helps Create Possible Zika Vaccine
Army Spc. Chris Springer flashes a smile as he puts some of his lab-testing equipment into one of the many refrigerators at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research’s Pilot Bioproduction facility. DoD photo by Katie Lange
High-level scientists aren't the only ones who are part of the team creating a Zika vaccine. Some service members are part of the testing process as well.
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Navy Chief Petty Officer Jason Lessley, left, and Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Hunter Price, both with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 15, provided emergency care to a tourist in medical distress on the Diamond Head Trail in Honolulu, July 12, 2016. Navy photo
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In the Spotlight
Navy Cmdr. (Dr.) Grant Bonavia, interim chief of the department of research and chief of neuroimaging and measurement devices at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence in Bethesda, Md., talks about the technology he uses to help service members and veterans with traumatic brain injuries. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Darien Kenney
National Intrepid Team Cares for People With Traumatic Brain Injuries Story | Special
Force of the Future
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Aaron Christensen, assigned to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, prepares to dive under ice during an annual ice diving course in Lone Butte, Canada. The course is taught by Coast Guard instructors attached to the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center. Navy Photo by Cmdr. Hung Cao
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The REMUS MK 18 unmanned underwater vehicle sits mounted on a support system made of wood and fiberglass composites in the Fanselau Coil Facility at Naval Support Activity Panama City in Panama City, Florida July 12, 2016. The complex is designed to simulate Earth’s inconsistent magnetic fields, which enables scientists to measure magnetic effects on UUVs and characterize foreign sensors over a vast area. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
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Science And Technology
A technician demonstrates how a patient with a traumatic brain injury uses the Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) virtual reality to help them with movement and balance at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence in Bethesda, Maryland. (Courtesy photo)
Research, Technology Aid TBI Patients Story | Special
Military Life
Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell, front, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, leads an intense, early morning workout session at Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 17, 2016. DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando
Top Enlisted Advisor Advocates Tough Fitness Training for Battlefield Readiness Story
Focus on the Forces
Gunners Mate 1st Class Christopher Lamotte dismounts a .50-caliber gun to demonstrate how to properly perform maintenance on it to Iraqi sailors assigned to Iraqi Swift Boat (P-308) during a monthly Iraqi bilateral exercise. Lamotte is assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell. Photo by MC2 Torrey W. Lee
U.S. Navy, Army, Coast Guard to Conduct First Trilateral Exercise With Iraq, Kuwait Story
Cyber Strategy
Today, finding and reacting to unknown flaws in software is entirely manual, as demonstrated by these assessment team members who are collecting data to analyze blue and red team attacks and defenses during exercise Cyber Shield 2016, at Camp Atterbury, Ind., April 28, 2016. On Aug. 4, 2016, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will hold a Cyber Grand Challenge for seven finalist teams whose computers will compete autonomously in a capture the flag competition that eventually could make machine-speed cybersecurity around the world a reality. Army photo by Sgt. Stephanie A. Hargett
Bug-Hunting Computers to Compete in DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge Story | Special