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03/06/2015

CEREMONIAL SWEARING-IN

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan administers the oath of office to Defense Secretary Ash Carter as his wife, Stephanie, holds the Bible and their children, Ava and Will, look on during a ceremonial swearing-in at the Pentagon, March 6, 2015. Vice President Joe Biden officially swore in Carter as the 25th secretary of defense last month. DoD screen shot

03/05/2015

DECISIVE SUNSET

A soldier mans a machine gun from a tactical vehicle's turret while providing security outside a simulated enemy compound during Decisive Action Rotation 15-05 at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif., Feb. 25, 2015. The rotation ensures brigades remain versatile, responsive and consistently available for the present and unforeseen future contingencies. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard W. Jones Jr.

03/05/2015

BLAZE BREACHERS

Marines take cover behind a blast blanket as a detonation cord ignites, blowing a door in and giving the Marines a clear passage to breach a building during an urban breaching course on Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 3, 2015. The Marines are assigned to the 2nd Marine Division's Mobility Assault Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff

03/05/2015

WET DECK

U.S. sailors use fresh water to wash the main deck of the USS Blue Ridge in the Pacific Ocean, March 3, 2015. The ship is conducting sea trials to prepare to resume patrols in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Liz Dunagan

03/04/2015

FIRST LADY SYMPOSIUM

First Lady Michelle Obama makes remarks during the launch of the mental health initiative Campaign to Change Direction at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., March 4, 2015. The first lady, who co-founded the Joining Forces military community mental health program, spoke about the campaign’s importance for the military community. DoD photo by EJ Hersom

03/04/2015

MABUS TESTIFIES

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee's defense subcommittee on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 in Washington, D.C., March 4, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Sam Shavers

03/04/2015

ENEMY ACTIVITY

U.S. Army Pfc. Daniel J. Ackerman, left, and Cpl. Frank P. Perretta watch for enemy activity during a combined training exercise with Lithuanian troops as part of Operation Atlantic resolve in Pabrade training area, Lithuania, March 4, 2015. Operation Atlantic Resolve is a U.S. Army Europe-led land force assurance training mission taking place across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra

03/04/2015

VETERANS HEALTH SYMPOSIUM

Assistant Defense Secretary for Health Affairs Jonathan Woodson discusses mental health concerns among veterans during a symposium at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., March 4, 2015. DoD photo by EJ Hersom

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