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Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Remington Peters trails smoke during a training demonstration in Eloy, Ariz., Feb. 11, 2016. Peters is a member of the Leap Frogs, the Navy’s parachute team. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Pyoung K. Yi
Smoke Trails
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Remington Peters trails smoke during a training demonstration in Eloy, Ariz., Feb. 11, 2016. Peters is a member of the Leap Frogs, the Navy’s parachute team. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Pyoung K. Yi
Navy Seaman Eduard Popov stands watch aboard the USS Gonzalez in the Red Sea, Feb. 9, 2016. The Gonzalez is supporting security efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Pasquale Sena
Lookout Lenses
Navy Seaman Eduard Popov stands watch aboard the USS Gonzalez in the Red Sea, Feb. 9, 2016. The Gonzalez is supporting security efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Pasquale Sena
Defense Secretary Ash Carter departs Brussels, Feb. 12, 2016, following meetings with NATO defense ministers on European security. Carter also hosted a meeting to address accelerating coalition efforts to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Carter Departure
Defense Secretary Ash Carter departs Brussels, Feb. 12, 2016, following meetings with NATO defense ministers on European security. Carter also hosted a meeting to address accelerating coalition efforts to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Defense Secretary Ash Carter travels to Brussels to meet with NATO defense ministers on the European Reassurance Initiative and funding for a full deterrence posture in Europe. He also will discuss the military campaign countering the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant with coalition defense ministers.
Travels With Carter - February 2016
Defense Secretary Ash Carter travels to Brussels to meet with NATO defense ministers on the European Reassurance Initiative and funding for a full deterrence posture in Europe. He also will discuss the military campaign countering the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant with coalition defense ministers.
Navy Airman Tuan Hoang signals to an MH-60S Seahawk as it takes off from the flight deck of the USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 11, 2016. The Seahawk is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 14. Navy photo by Seaman Cole C. Pielop
Takeoff Signal
Navy Airman Tuan Hoang signals to an MH-60S Seahawk as it takes off from the flight deck of the USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 11, 2016. The Seahawk is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 14. Navy photo by Seaman Cole C. Pielop
An F-35A Lightning II team parks the aircraft for the first time at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 8, 2016. The aircraft traveled to the base to conduct operational testing to determine its combat capabilities. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Connor J. Marth
Mountain Home Arrival
An F-35A Lightning II team parks the aircraft for the first time at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 8, 2016. The aircraft traveled to the base to conduct operational testing to determine its combat capabilities. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Connor J. Marth
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes in Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Operation Inherent Resolve: Targeted Operations Against ISIL Terrorists
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes in Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, right, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with sailors and Marines after participating in a morning physical training session on Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, Feb. 10, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Talking to Troops
Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, right, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with sailors and Marines after participating in a morning physical training session on Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, Feb. 10, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Marines practice fire suppression methods during aircraft rescue firefighting training on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Feb. 10, 2016. Lance Cpl. Jesus Sepulveda Torre
Fire Suppression
Marines practice fire suppression methods during aircraft rescue firefighting training on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Feb. 10, 2016. Lance Cpl. Jesus Sepulveda Torre
The Defense Department must be able to adapt current and future operations to address the impacts of climate change in order to maintain an effective and efficient U.S. military.
Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience
The Defense Department must be able to adapt current and future operations to address the impacts of climate change in order to maintain an effective and efficient U.S. military.
An F-22 Raptor disconnects from the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker after refueling during exercise Red Flag 16-1 over Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 4, 2016. The exercise gives aircrews an opportunity to train in advanced, realistic combat situations. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor
Ready to Go
An F-22 Raptor disconnects from the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker after refueling during exercise Red Flag 16-1 over Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 4, 2016. The exercise gives aircrews an opportunity to train in advanced, realistic combat situations. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor
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.
DoD Focus on Asia-Pacific Rebalance
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.
Capt. Casey Walker prepares for a flight mission during exercise Cobra Gold 16 in Thailand, Feb. 12, 2016. Walker is a UH-1Y helicopter pilot with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. William Hester
Pilot Prep
Capt. Casey Walker prepares for a flight mission during exercise Cobra Gold 16 in Thailand, Feb. 12, 2016. Walker is a UH-1Y helicopter pilot with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. William Hester
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Remington Peters trails smoke during a training demonstration in Eloy, Ariz., Feb. 11, 2016. Peters is a member of the Leap Frogs, the Navy’s parachute team. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Pyoung K. Yi
Navy Seaman Eduard Popov stands watch aboard the USS Gonzalez in the Red Sea, Feb. 9, 2016. The Gonzalez is supporting security efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Pasquale Sena
Defense Secretary Ash Carter departs Brussels, Feb. 12, 2016, following meetings with NATO defense ministers on European security. Carter also hosted a meeting to address accelerating coalition efforts to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Defense Secretary Ash Carter travels to Brussels to meet with NATO defense ministers on the European Reassurance Initiative and funding for a full deterrence posture in Europe. He also will discuss the military campaign countering the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant with coalition defense ministers.
Navy Airman Tuan Hoang signals to an MH-60S Seahawk as it takes off from the flight deck of the USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 11, 2016. The Seahawk is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 14. Navy photo by Seaman Cole C. Pielop
An F-35A Lightning II team parks the aircraft for the first time at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 8, 2016. The aircraft traveled to the base to conduct operational testing to determine its combat capabilities. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Connor J. Marth
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes in Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, right, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with sailors and Marines after participating in a morning physical training session on Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, Feb. 10, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Marines practice fire suppression methods during aircraft rescue firefighting training on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Feb. 10, 2016. Lance Cpl. Jesus Sepulveda Torre
The Defense Department must be able to adapt current and future operations to address the impacts of climate change in order to maintain an effective and efficient U.S. military.
An F-22 Raptor disconnects from the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker after refueling during exercise Red Flag 16-1 over Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 4, 2016. The exercise gives aircrews an opportunity to train in advanced, realistic combat situations. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor
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.
Capt. Casey Walker prepares for a flight mission during exercise Cobra Gold 16 in Thailand, Feb. 12, 2016. Walker is a UH-1Y helicopter pilot with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. William Hester
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with reporters at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Feb. 11, 2016, after meeting with defense ministers of countries contributing to the coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
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