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Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with reporters aboard an Air Force E4-B aircraft as he flies to Brussels, Feb. 9, 2016, to attend NATO meetings for defense ministers to discuss Russian aggression. Carter also will host a meeting on the fight against ISIL. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with reporters aboard an Air Force E4-B aircraft as he flies to Brussels, Feb. 9, 2016, to attend NATO meetings for defense ministers to discuss Russian aggression. Carter also will host a meeting on the fight against ISIL. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Sailors test the saltwater sprinkler system on the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 5, 2016. The aircraft carrier is preparing for inspections. Navy photo by Seaman Apprentice Casey S. Trietsch
Salty Sprinklers
Sailors test the saltwater sprinkler system on the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 5, 2016. The aircraft carrier is preparing for inspections. Navy photo by Seaman Apprentice Casey S. Trietsch
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work announces details of the Defense Department's fiscal year 2017 budget proposal as Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, looks on during a press briefing at the Pentagon, Feb. 9, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Budget Briefing
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work announces details of the Defense Department's fiscal year 2017 budget proposal as Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, looks on during a press briefing at the Pentagon, Feb. 9, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Evolving challenges drive the Defense Department’s planning for its $582.7 billion fiscal year 2017 budget request, including Russian aggression in Europe, the rise of China in the Asia Pacific, North Korea, Iran, and the ongoing fight against terrorism, especially the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
FY2017 Budget Proposal
Evolving challenges drive the Defense Department’s planning for its $582.7 billion fiscal year 2017 budget request, including Russian aggression in Europe, the rise of China in the Asia Pacific, North Korea, Iran, and the ongoing fight against terrorism, especially the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Air Force Capts. Christopher Gilbert, left, and Roderick Mills land a C-17 Globemaster III at Pope Army Airfield, N.C., Feb. 4, 2015, after a mission to support "large package week." The exercise involves dropping large equipment and paratroopers onto drop zones. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook
Globemaster Landing
Air Force Capts. Christopher Gilbert, left, and Roderick Mills land a C-17 Globemaster III at Pope Army Airfield, N.C., Feb. 4, 2015, after a mission to support "large package week." The exercise involves dropping large equipment and paratroopers onto drop zones. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook
An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft supports Forceful Tiger near Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 28, 2016. The pilot is assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The annual exercise demonstrates the 18th Wing's combat capabilities in the region. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman
Flying High
An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft supports Forceful Tiger near Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 28, 2016. The pilot is assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The annual exercise demonstrates the 18th Wing's combat capabilities in the region. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman
Members of the Coast Guard's ceremonial honor guard perform a rifle routine while marching during the Bacchus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Feb. 7, 2016. The honor guard participates in multiple military events around the country. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally
Mardi Gras March
Members of the Coast Guard's ceremonial honor guard perform a rifle routine while marching during the Bacchus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Feb. 7, 2016. The honor guard participates in multiple military events around the country. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally
Army Staff Sgt. Rusty Greeno, right, rinses Air Force Tech. Sgt. August Hoaglund during decontamination for a man-down drill in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Jan. 26, 2016. Greeno and Hoaglund are assigned to the Vermont National Guard’s 15th Civil Support Team. Vermont Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Nathan Rivard
Rinsing Away
Army Staff Sgt. Rusty Greeno, right, rinses Air Force Tech. Sgt. August Hoaglund during decontamination for a man-down drill in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Jan. 26, 2016. Greeno and Hoaglund are assigned to the Vermont National Guard’s 15th Civil Support Team. Vermont Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Nathan Rivard
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).
Sailors move a T-45C Goshawk on the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 5, 2016. The aircraft carrier is preparing for Inspections and conducting carrier qualifications. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anderson W. Branch
Push Pals
Sailors move a T-45C Goshawk on the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 5, 2016. The aircraft carrier is preparing for Inspections and conducting carrier qualifications. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anderson W. Branch
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.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with reporters aboard an Air Force E4-B aircraft as he flies to Brussels, Feb. 9, 2016, to attend NATO meetings for defense ministers to discuss Russian aggression. Carter also will host a meeting on the fight against ISIL. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Sailors test the saltwater sprinkler system on the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 5, 2016. The aircraft carrier is preparing for inspections. Navy photo by Seaman Apprentice Casey S. Trietsch
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work announces details of the Defense Department's fiscal year 2017 budget proposal as Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, looks on during a press briefing at the Pentagon, Feb. 9, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Evolving challenges drive the Defense Department’s planning for its $582.7 billion fiscal year 2017 budget request, including Russian aggression in Europe, the rise of China in the Asia Pacific, North Korea, Iran, and the ongoing fight against terrorism, especially the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Air Force Capts. Christopher Gilbert, left, and Roderick Mills land a C-17 Globemaster III at Pope Army Airfield, N.C., Feb. 4, 2015, after a mission to support "large package week." The exercise involves dropping large equipment and paratroopers onto drop zones. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook
An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft supports Forceful Tiger near Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 28, 2016. The pilot is assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The annual exercise demonstrates the 18th Wing's combat capabilities in the region. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman
Members of the Coast Guard's ceremonial honor guard perform a rifle routine while marching during the Bacchus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Feb. 7, 2016. The honor guard participates in multiple military events around the country. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally
Army Staff Sgt. Rusty Greeno, right, rinses Air Force Tech. Sgt. August Hoaglund during decontamination for a man-down drill in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Jan. 26, 2016. Greeno and Hoaglund are assigned to the Vermont National Guard’s 15th Civil Support Team. Vermont Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Nathan Rivard
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).
Sailors move a T-45C Goshawk on the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 5, 2016. The aircraft carrier is preparing for Inspections and conducting carrier qualifications. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anderson W. Branch
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.
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Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work announces details of the Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Budget propoal during a news conference at the Pentagon, Feb. 9, 2016. Work is joined by Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
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