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Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers remarks during the ROTC commissioning ceremony at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., May 23, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter tours a Vietnam coast guard ship in Hai Phong, Vietnam, May 31, 2015. On May 23, 2016, President Barack Obama announced the end of a ban on weapons sales to Vietnam. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to New England to visit Navy installations in New London, Connecticut, and Newport, Rhode Island. He also commissioned cadets from Yale University's first ROTC graduating class since the Vietnam War era.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to New England to visit Navy installations in New London, Connecticut, and Newport, Rhode Island. He also commissioned cadets from Yale University's first ROTC graduating class since the Vietnam War era.
Soldiers detonate the charge to a mine clearing line to remove an obstacle during their gunnery table training at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, May 19, 2016. Army photo by Maj. Randy Ready
Soldiers detonate the charge to a mine clearing line to remove an obstacle during their gunnery table training at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, May 19, 2016. Army photo by Maj. Randy Ready
Air Force and Army teams conduct a mass casualty exercise at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 21, 2016. The airmen are assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron and the soldiers are assigned to the "Dustoff" Medical Evacuation Unit. The exercises prepare first responders to react to an accident or emergency. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman
Air Force and Army teams conduct a mass casualty exercise at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 21, 2016. The airmen are assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron and the soldiers are assigned to the "Dustoff" Medical Evacuation Unit. The exercises prepare first responders to react to an accident o ...More
Airmen participate in a physical challenge during the Battle of the Badges competition at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 19, 2016. The competition was an event during National Police Week, which recognizes law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Damon Kasberg
Airmen participate in a physical challenge during the Battle of the Badges competition at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 19, 2016. The competition was an event during National Police Week, which recognizes law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Damon Kasberg
Members of the Navy Ceremonial Guard Drill Team train outside the guard's facility at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., May 19, 2016. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
Members of the Navy Ceremonial Guard Drill Team train outside the guard's facility at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., May 19, 2016. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
Seabee divers pull Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Lieder from the water during a diver drill at a ship maintenance facility in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, May18, 2016. The divers are assigned to Underwater Construction Team 2, Construction Dive Detachment Alpha.Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charles E. White
Seabee divers pull Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Lieder from the water during a diver drill at a ship maintenance facility in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, May18, 2016. The divers are assigned to Underwater Construction Team 2, Construction Dive Detachment Alpha.Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charles E. White
More than 950 cadets in the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2016 receive their Bachelor of Science degrees at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y., May 21, 2016. Vice President Joe Biden gave the commencement address. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant
More than 950 cadets in the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2016 receive their Bachelor of Science degrees at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y., May 21, 2016. Vice President Joe Biden gave the commencement address. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant
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.
A sailor trains aboard the USS William P. Lawrence in the South China Sea, May 17, 2016. The guided-missile destroyer is on a regularly scheduled 7th Fleet deployment. The sailor is assigned to the assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Emiline L. M. Senn
A sailor trains aboard the USS William P. Lawrence in the South China Sea, May 17, 2016. The guided-missile destroyer is on a regularly scheduled 7th Fleet deployment. The sailor is assigned to the assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Emiline L. M. Senn
Rex, a military working dog, takes down Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandon Hardy during a demonstration for elementary school students at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 17, 2016. Hardy and Rex are assigned to the 96th Security Forces Squadron. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.
Rex, a military working dog, takes down Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandon Hardy during a demonstration for elementary school students at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 17, 2016. Hardy and Rex are assigned to the 96th Security Forces Squadron. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.
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.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Ivan Mitchell gets his face painted to participate in a traditional Pacific Islander dance as part of a celebration to mark Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month aboard the USNS Mercy in the Pacific Ocean, May 17, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Hank Gettys
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Ivan Mitchell gets his face painted to participate in a traditional Pacific Islander dance as part of a celebration to mark Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month aboard the USNS Mercy in the Pacific Ocean, May 17, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Hank Gettys
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to New England to visit Navy installations in New London, Connecticut, and Newport, Rhode Island. He also commissioned cadets from Yale University's first ROTC graduating class since the Vietnam War era.
Soldiers detonate the charge to a mine clearing line to remove an obstacle during their gunnery table training at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, May 19, 2016. Army photo by Maj. Randy Ready
Air Force and Army teams conduct a mass casualty exercise at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 21, 2016. The airmen are assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron and the soldiers are assigned to the "Dustoff" Medical Evacuation Unit. The exercises prepare first responders to react to an accident or emergency. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman
Airmen participate in a physical challenge during the Battle of the Badges competition at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 19, 2016. The competition was an event during National Police Week, which recognizes law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Damon Kasberg
Members of the Navy Ceremonial Guard Drill Team train outside the guard's facility at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., May 19, 2016. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
Seabee divers pull Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Lieder from the water during a diver drill at a ship maintenance facility in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, May18, 2016. The divers are assigned to Underwater Construction Team 2, Construction Dive Detachment Alpha.Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charles E. White
More than 950 cadets in the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2016 receive their Bachelor of Science degrees at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y., May 21, 2016. Vice President Joe Biden gave the commencement address. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant
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.
A sailor trains aboard the USS William P. Lawrence in the South China Sea, May 17, 2016. The guided-missile destroyer is on a regularly scheduled 7th Fleet deployment. The sailor is assigned to the assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Emiline L. M. Senn
Rex, a military working dog, takes down Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandon Hardy during a demonstration for elementary school students at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 17, 2016. Hardy and Rex are assigned to the 96th Security Forces Squadron. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.
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.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Ivan Mitchell gets his face painted to participate in a traditional Pacific Islander dance as part of a celebration to mark Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month aboard the USNS Mercy in the Pacific Ocean, May 17, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Hank Gettys
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Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Brigade, Armed Forces of Bosnia, demonstrate riot control techniques during exercise Platinum Wolf 2016 at Peacekeeping Operations Training Center South Base, Bujanovac, Serbia, May 20, 2016. The soldiers are working with the partner nations of Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia and the United States during the final field exercise where they master patrols, military operation urban terrain training, and build their interoperability.
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Staff Sgt. Ryan Savage, a 91st Security Forces Group evaluator, lands a punch on his opponent during a match in Minot, N.D., May 7, 2016. Savage is a current state and regional champion and will compete for national champion in the 152-pound weight class. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Sullivan)
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Army Spc. Chasity Kuczer takes aim during the final round of the individual open compound bow competition at the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Fla., May 9, 2016. Kuczer won the silver medal. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
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U.S. Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, and Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, attend the Khaan Quest 2016 opening ceremony at the Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, May 22, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Hilda M. Becerra
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Soldiers from Jager Battalion 291 pause for a photo in front of a Tiger Attack Helicopter and an AH-64 Apache flown by Capt. James Freeman during exercise Strong Punch near Fritzlar, Germany, May 19, 2016. U.S. and German aviators evaluate and tactics, techniques and procedures. Army photo by Capt. Jaymon Bell
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Sailors assigned handle the line as the hospital ship USNS Mercy moors at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 18, 2016. The Mercy is deployed in support of Pacific Partnership 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Johans Chavarro
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Navy Vice Adm. Walter E. Carter, superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, observes a team of midshipmen during the 15th annual Cyber Defense Exercise hosted by the National Security Agency in Annapolis, Md., April 15, 2015. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler Caswell
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