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Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to Boston, Fort Bragg and Chicago to advance the Defense Department's top priorities: defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, recruiting top talent and working with America's innovative technology community.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to Boston, Fort Bragg and Chicago to advance the Defense Department's top priorities: defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, recruiting top talent and working with America's innovative technology community.
Four F-22 Raptors await refueling from a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft during Rim of the Pacific 2016 over the Pacific Ocean, July 26, 2016. The Raptor pilots are assigned to the 199th and 19th Fighter squadrons. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Gregory A. Harden II
Four F-22 Raptors await refueling from a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft during Rim of the Pacific 2016 over the Pacific Ocean, July 26, 2016. The Raptor pilots are assigned to the 199th and 19th Fighter squadrons. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Gregory A. Harden II
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.
Junior ROTC cadets rappel down a 40-foot tower at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 20, 2016. Special tactics airmen worked with 60 cadets from five high schools during a weeklong summer leadership course. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy
Junior ROTC cadets rappel down a 40-foot tower at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 20, 2016. Special tactics airmen worked with 60 cadets from five high schools during a weeklong summer leadership course. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy
Soldiers advance through a smoke screen during live-fire training at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La., July 25, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the New York Army National Guard's Company C, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Harley Jelis
Soldiers advance through a smoke screen during live-fire training at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La., July 25, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the New York Army National Guard's Company C, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Harley Jelis
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses participants attending the U.S. Air Force Senior Leadership Course at Joint Base Andrews, Md., July 26, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses participants attending the U.S. Air Force Senior Leadership Course at Joint Base Andrews, Md., July 26, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Pilots from the Blue Angels, the Navy's flight demonstration squadron, perform at an airshow in Sioux Falls, S.D., July 23. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 58 demonstrations at 30 locations across the United States in 2016, the team's 70th anniversary year. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrea Perez
Pilots from the Blue Angels, the Navy's flight demonstration squadron, perform at an airshow in Sioux Falls, S.D., July 23. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 58 demonstrations at 30 locations across the United States in 2016, the team's 70th anniversary year. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrea Perez
An M1A1 Abrams tank drives down a dirt road during a training event on Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 21, 2016. The event brought together active and reserve Marines to train for possible future deployment. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Callahan
An M1A1 Abrams tank drives down a dirt road during a training event on Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 21, 2016. The event brought together active and reserve Marines to train for possible future deployment. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Callahan
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.
Service members and community volunteers unravel the American flag at Frontier Park in Cheyenne, Wyo., July 25, 2016. More than 200 volunteers participated in this year’s Military Monday event. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Carter
Service members and community volunteers unravel the American flag at Frontier Park in Cheyenne, Wyo., July 25, 2016. More than 200 volunteers participated in this year’s Military Monday event. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Carter
The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to Boston, Fort Bragg and Chicago to advance the Defense Department's top priorities: defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, recruiting top talent and working with America's innovative technology community.
Four F-22 Raptors await refueling from a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft during Rim of the Pacific 2016 over the Pacific Ocean, July 26, 2016. The Raptor pilots are assigned to the 199th and 19th Fighter squadrons. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Gregory A. Harden II
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.
Junior ROTC cadets rappel down a 40-foot tower at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 20, 2016. Special tactics airmen worked with 60 cadets from five high schools during a weeklong summer leadership course. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy
Soldiers advance through a smoke screen during live-fire training at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La., July 25, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the New York Army National Guard's Company C, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Harley Jelis
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses participants attending the U.S. Air Force Senior Leadership Course at Joint Base Andrews, Md., July 26, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Pilots from the Blue Angels, the Navy's flight demonstration squadron, perform at an airshow in Sioux Falls, S.D., July 23. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 58 demonstrations at 30 locations across the United States in 2016, the team's 70th anniversary year. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrea Perez
An M1A1 Abrams tank drives down a dirt road during a training event on Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 21, 2016. The event brought together active and reserve Marines to train for possible future deployment. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Callahan
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.
Service members and community volunteers unravel the American flag at Frontier Park in Cheyenne, Wyo., July 25, 2016. More than 200 volunteers participated in this year’s Military Monday event. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Carter
The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
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Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Reagan Reynolds returns a salute for the first time as a commissioned officer to Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Ibrahim Attya in the University Club, at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., July 15, 2016. Reynolds joined the Platoon Leaders Class his freshman year of college after learning about the Marine Corps officer program. Reagan is a native of Nacogdoches, Texas. Attya is the officer selection assistant of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and a native of Boston, Mass. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden
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Navy Lt. (Dr.) Jonathan Casey Brown, medical physician and dive medical officer at Navy Experimental Diving Unit, Naval Support Activity, Panama City, Fla., poses outside the ocean simulation facility that mimics pressurized ocean conditions at the Navy Experimental Diving Unit, Naval Support Activity Panama City Division, Panama City Beach, Fla., July 13, 2016. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
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French referee Christophe Gomez and athletes from China, Germany and the U.S. -- along with two U.S. family members -- duck as a TNT Dunk Squad acrobat somersaults over their heads at end of the opening ceremony for the World Military Women's Basketball Championship at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 25, 2016. Courtesy photo
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Judith C. Gilliom’s photo and story are featured along with those of several other distinguished Defense Department civilian employees at a wall-mounted display in the Pentagon. Gilliom, a noted advocate for disabled employees and workforce diversity, died Oct. 15, 2008. DoD photo by Gerry J. Gilmore
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