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Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks to sailors during at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., during a visit May 24, 2016. The secretary moved to the other end of the command spectrum today, speaking to mid-grade and senior officers attending the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Carter Addresses Asia-Pacific, Acquisition at Naval War College Forum Story | Transcript | Special

The Defense Department is restructuring its headquarters staffs as it looks to save $1.9 billion in a 25 percent reduction of costs. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Perry Aston
DoD Aims to Save $1.9 Billion Through HQ Restructuring Story

Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with sailors during a visit to Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Conn., May 24, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Secretary: Maintaining Military Superiority Requires Work, Funding, Technology, People Story | Special

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
Carter Commissions First Yale ROTC Class in 4 Decades Story | Photos | Speech | Special
Air Force Staff Sgt. Steven Price attaches American flags to light poles on Stewart Avenue to commemorate Memorial Day at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., May 23, 2016. Price is a structural journeyman assigned to the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron. He placed around 130 flags along the base’s main roads before the holiday weekend. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm
Air Force Staff Sgt. Steven Price attaches American flags to light poles on Stewart Avenue to commemorate Memorial Day at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., May 23, 2016. Price is a structural journeyman assigned to the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron. He placed around 130 flags along the base’s main roads before the holiday ...More
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.
An MV-22B Osprey lands on the USS Wasp to bring Marines back from a tactical recovery of aircraft and personal mission at sea, May 19, 2016. The Osprey is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Hamilton Jr.
An MV-22B Osprey lands on the USS Wasp to bring Marines back from a tactical recovery of aircraft and personal mission at sea, May 19, 2016. The Osprey is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Hamilton Jr.
Army Sgt. Christian Hill jumps from an elevated obstacle during the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command’s 2016 Best Warrior Competition in Baumholder, Germany, May 17, 2016. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball
Army Sgt. Christian Hill jumps from an elevated obstacle during the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command’s 2016 Best Warrior Competition in Baumholder, Germany, May 17, 2016. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball
Soldiers assess a concertina wire obstacle under the cover of smoke and prepare to breach it using a bangalore torpedo during their Gunnery Table XII at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, May 19, 2016. The soldiers are combat engineers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division’s 10th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team. Army photo by Maj. Randy Ready
Soldiers assess a concertina wire obstacle under the cover of smoke and prepare to breach it using a bangalore torpedo during their Gunnery Table XII at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, May 19, 2016. The soldiers are combat engineers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division’s 10th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigad ...More
Army Spc. Donald Shingleton recovers his parachute during airborne and air transportability training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 19, 2016. Shingleton is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division’s 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment. Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena
Army Spc. Donald Shingleton recovers his parachute during airborne and air transportability training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 19, 2016. Shingleton is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division’s 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment. Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena
Marines endure debris from a UH-1Y Venom helicopter at a landing zone outside of Robertson Barracks, Northern Territory, Australia, May 20, 2016. The Marines are assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, and Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mandaline Hatch
Marines endure debris from a UH-1Y Venom helicopter at a landing zone outside of Robertson Barracks, Northern Territory, Australia, May 20, 2016. The Marines are assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, and Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mandaline Hatch
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.
A member of the Golden Knights, the Army's parachute demonstration team, jumps out the side door of a C-31A aircraft during an air show and open house at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 14, 2016. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua King
A member of the Golden Knights, the Army's parachute demonstration team, jumps out the side door of a C-31A aircraft during an air show and open house at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 14, 2016. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua King
Marine Lance Cpl. Zach King, left, and Cpl. Derick Sammonek brace themselves as a 60mm mortar exits an M224 mortar system during Exercise Eager Lion 2016 in Jordan, May 15, 2016. The exercise enables partner nations to exchange military expertise and improve interoperability. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paris Capers
Marine Lance Cpl. Zach King, left, and Cpl. Derick Sammonek brace themselves as a 60mm mortar exits an M224 mortar system during Exercise Eager Lion 2016 in Jordan, May 15, 2016. The exercise enables partner nations to exchange military expertise and improve interoperability. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paris Capers
Soldiers perform chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear operations in full chemical gear at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, May 18, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the 369th Chemical Company, an Army Reserves unit. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Marisol Walker
Soldiers perform chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear operations in full chemical gear at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, May 18, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the 369th Chemical Company, an Army Reserves unit. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Marisol Walker
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.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Steven Price attaches American flags to light poles on Stewart Avenue to commemorate Memorial Day at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., May 23, 2016. Price is a structural journeyman assigned to the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron. He placed around 130 flags along the base’s main roads before the holiday weekend. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm
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.
An MV-22B Osprey lands on the USS Wasp to bring Marines back from a tactical recovery of aircraft and personal mission at sea, May 19, 2016. The Osprey is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Hamilton Jr.
Army Sgt. Christian Hill jumps from an elevated obstacle during the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command’s 2016 Best Warrior Competition in Baumholder, Germany, May 17, 2016. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball
Soldiers assess a concertina wire obstacle under the cover of smoke and prepare to breach it using a bangalore torpedo during their Gunnery Table XII at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, May 19, 2016. The soldiers are combat engineers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division’s 10th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team. Army photo by Maj. Randy Ready
Army Spc. Donald Shingleton recovers his parachute during airborne and air transportability training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 19, 2016. Shingleton is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division’s 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment. Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena
Marines endure debris from a UH-1Y Venom helicopter at a landing zone outside of Robertson Barracks, Northern Territory, Australia, May 20, 2016. The Marines are assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, and Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mandaline Hatch
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.
A member of the Golden Knights, the Army's parachute demonstration team, jumps out the side door of a C-31A aircraft during an air show and open house at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 14, 2016. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua King
Marine Lance Cpl. Zach King, left, and Cpl. Derick Sammonek brace themselves as a 60mm mortar exits an M224 mortar system during Exercise Eager Lion 2016 in Jordan, May 15, 2016. The exercise enables partner nations to exchange military expertise and improve interoperability. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paris Capers
Soldiers perform chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear operations in full chemical gear at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, May 18, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the 369th Chemical Company, an Army Reserves unit. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Marisol Walker
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.
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Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Thomas Travis, left, a rotary wing advisor and pilot with U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command, and his son Pvt. Joshua Travis, a parachute rigger, prepare to board a UH-60 helicopter for a jump on St. Mere Eglise Drop Zone at Fort Bragg, N.C., during the Law Day Airborne Operation, May 5, 2016. Army photo by Spc. Rachel Diehm
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Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley hosts the 2016 Army Communities of Excellence Awards Ceremony at the Pentagon, May 24, 2016. Army photo by Sgt. Ricky Bowden
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