Lead Photo Images
08/01/2014 : VIP PILOTS
A pair of U.S. Army Reserve pilots who have been flying together since 1993 ensure that distinguished guests and high-ranking officials reach their destinations in Afghanistan safely and on time. DoD screen shot
08/01/2014 : WING TO WING
U.S. sailors prepare for flight operations on the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the East China Sea, July 28, 2014. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Seaman Everett Allen
08/01/2014 : TRANSPORTING A PATIENT
U.S. soldiers load a patient into a Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 22, 2014. Medevac crews work to ensure teams can launch, pickup casualties and return them within an hour. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch
08/01/2014 : PLATINUM LION
U.S. Marines deployed to Bulgaria in July with the Black Sea Rotational Force as part of Platinum Lion 14, an exercise to enhance interoperability with partner nations. The Marines, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, joined forces from Bulgaria, Romania, Azerbaijan and the United Kingdom. DoD screen shot
08/01/2014 : NEXT WATER DROP
Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Noel Larson and Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nick Gliem line up their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter for its next water drop to help fight wildfires near the Chiwaukum Creek and Carlton Complex fires outside Leavenworth, Wash., July 31, 2014. Larson and Gliem are pilots assigned to the Washington National Guard's 66th Theater Aviation Command. Washington National Guard photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dave Goodhue
08/01/2014 : BAMBI BUCKET
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter drops water from a Bambi bucket onto wildfires near the Chiwaukum Creek and Carlton Complex wildfires near Leavenworth, Wash., July 31, 2014. Washington National Guard photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dave Goodhue
08/01/2014 : BLUE DECK
U.S. sailors direct a landing craft air cushion into the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge in the Atlantic Ocean, July 29, 2014. The assault ship is conducting sea trials. The sailors are boatswain's mates. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tamara Vaughn
07/31/2014 : ORIENTATION REMARKS
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the 2014 U.S. Air Force Senior Leader Orientation on Joint Base Andrews, Md., July 30, 2014. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
07/31/2014 : HAWKEYE WINDSHIELD
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Tindell cleans an E-2C Hawkeye's windshield on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington east of Okinawa, July 30, 2014. The Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The Hawkeye is assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Paolo Bayas
07/31/2014 : HIGH-SPEED PASS
A F-22 Raptor performs a high-speed pass during the Arctic Thunder Open House on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 26, 2014. The base hosted the biennial event, which featured more than 40 Air Force, Army and civilian aerial acts, and was expected to draw more than 200,000 people. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt Joel Cooke
07/31/2014 : ROPE WALL
U.S. soldiers climb a rope wall obstacle course during Fuerzas Comando 2014 on Fort Tolemaida, Colombia, July 29, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group. Fuerzas Comando 2014 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored special operations skills competition and fellowship program. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Angel D. Martinez
07/31/2014 : TRAINING DAYS
Soldiers refine their ability to respond to a wide range of missions by spending time at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif. The soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. DoD screen shot
07/31/2014 : COMMUNITY OUTREACH
U.S. Seabees visited a local elementary school in Okinawa, Japan, where they helped break down cultural and language barriers by spending time with schoolchildren. DoD screen shot
07/31/2014 : Military Family Support
Caring for military families has become a national priority with the launch of the White House's "Strengthening Our Military Families" initiative and the related "Joining Forces" campaign. This ongoing Defense.gov special report provides regular updates on all DOD and related efforts to help improve the lives of military families. Military Family Support
07/30/2014 : NIGHT NAVIGATION
U.S. Army Sgt. Shetara Hailey uses night vision goggles to navigate her Humvee during time training on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, July 28, 2014. Hailey is a human resources noncommissioned officer assigned to Headquarters Company, 8th Special Troops Battalion. U.S. Army photo Spc. David Innes
07/30/2014 : MORTARMAN’S JOURNAL
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jordan Pettid describes life as a mortarman in the Marine Corps in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Pettid is assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. DoD screen shot
07/30/2014 : LEAVING AFGHANISTAN
The last U.S. troops on Joint Combat Outpost Khilagay, Afghanistan, turn over the base to the Afghan army and say farewell, July 30, 2014. DoD screen shot
07/30/2014 : PENTAGON MEETING
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work meets with South Korean Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Hwang Ki-chul at the Pentagon, July 30, 2014. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
07/30/2014 : AIR FORCE BRIEFING
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III answer questions for reporters as they deliver a briefing on the state of the Air Force at the Pentagon, July 30, 2014. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
07/30/2014 : MECHANIC'S MANEUVER
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Romario Penny removes bolts from a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle to replace a broken window on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, July 22, 2014. Penny and four other lance corporals are the five mechanics responsible for maintenance on battalion vehicles to ensure mission success during combat operations. Penny is a motor transportation mechanic assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Scanlan
07/30/2014 : OFF-KILTER FILTER
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jordan Thomas installs an oil filter on a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, July 22, 2014. Thomas and four other lance corporals are the five mechanics responsible for maintaining battalion vehicles to ensure mission success during combat operations. Thomas is a motor transportation mechanic assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Scanlan
07/30/2014 : PARACHUTE ASSAULT
Paratroopers perform a heavy equipment drop and parachute assault during training on Malamute drop zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 23, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
07/30/2014 : MOVING OUT
Soldiers move out quickly after mounting an inflatable zodiac to the bottom of a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter before insertion and extraction training off the coast of Long Island, New York, July 24, 2014. New York National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Christopher S. Muncy
07/29/2014 : U.S. Pacific Command
Calling alliances and partnerships the bedrock of U.S. Asia-Pacific strategy, Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, said he's committed to building on them as he implements the new defense strategy focused on the region. U.S. Pacific Command
07/29/2014 : Aspen Security Forum 2014
Every year, the nation’s top defense, security and diplomatic leaders participate in the Aspen Security Forum, examining critical questions about international and homeland security issues. Aspen Security Forum 2014
07/29/2014 : PILOT SIGNALS
A U.S. Navy sailor aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington signals the pilot of an SA330J Puma helicopter as it delivers supplies to the ship's flight deck during a replenishment-at-sea in the Waters East of Okinawa, July 28, 2014. The helicopter crew is assigned to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Matthew Perry. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Beverly J. Lesonik
07/29/2014 : MILITARY CHILD
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deanie, speak to children at the Military Child Education Coalition's annual training seminar in Washington, D.C., July 29, 2014. The coalition works with national experts in child development, education and health to support military children. The children on stage were selected for their work with the organization. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
07/29/2014 : IN-FLIGHT ANALYSIS
Flying behind the pilots in the aft seats of F-18s, Marine weapons system operators play an important role. With analysis from intelligence and imagery personnel on the ground, pilots and operators with Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 can gather real-time information about battle conditions. DoD screen shot
07/29/2014 : SEMINAR SINGING
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sings a song at the Military Child Education Coalition's annual training seminar with six children selected for their work with the organization in Washington, D.C., July 29, 2014. The coalition works with national experts in child development, education and health to support military children. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
07/29/2014 : SASEBO EXERCISE
U.S. sailors conduct a visit, board, search and seizure exercise during a port visit to Sasebo, Japan, July 24, 2014. The sailors are assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh, which is on patrol with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Ensign William McGough
07/29/2014 : CABLE CREW
U.S. airmen work together to tighten cables securing a heavy expanded mobility tactical truck aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft after offloading six Afghan vehicles on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 20, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cohen A. Young
07/29/2014 : Afghan Air Force Training Continues
U.S. Air Force Gen. John Michel, NATO-Afghanistan commander, explains the need for continued training of the Afghan air force. DoD screen shot
07/29/2014 : PARADE PRACTICE
Sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard practice parading the flags before the U.S. Navy Band Concerts on the Avenue series at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., July 22, 2014. The concert series is a free event for the public to watch as the U.S. Navy Band performs traditional military tunes and popular songs. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Pankau
07/28/2014 : TRIPOLI ASSIST
U.S. Marines inspect an MV-22B Osprey before it departs Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, July 26, 2014, to assist with the drawdown of personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya. The U.S. State Department, in coordination with the U.S. Ambassador for Libya, requested U.S. Defense Department support for a military-assisted departure of personnel from the embassy to Tunisia. The Ospreys are assigned to Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response. U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Maida Kalic
07/28/2014 : WELL DECK WELCOME
U.S. sailors and divers from New Zealand, the Netherlands, Canada, Japan, Australia and Chile recover their boats into the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage after conducting night dives off the coast of San Diego during Rim of the Pacific 2014, an exercise in the Pacific Ocean, July 18, 2014. The U.S. sailors are assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 1. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Scott
07/28/2014 : LEADER OF ANGELS
Navy Cmdr. Tom Frosch leads a roll maneuver by the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration squadron, during the Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., July 18, 2014. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 68 demonstrations at 34 locations across the United States in 2014. Frosch is the squadron's flight leader and commanding officer. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kathryn E. Macdonald
07/28/2014 : OFFLOADING GEAR
The Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead crew and service members offload gear and vehicles in support of Southern Partnership Station 2014 in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala, July 22, 2014. Southern Partnership Station is a U.S. Navy deployment focused on subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation militaries and security forces. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Schneider
07/28/2014 : SPECIAL DELIVERY
The mother of a fallen Marine receives an American flag signed by members of her son’s unit after he died in Iraq nearly 10 years ago. The flag was to have been delivered to the Marine's family, but was lost in transit. A man whose son serves in the Marines discovered the flag at a Texas flea market. DoD screen shot
07/28/2014 : TRAINING FOR CHAOS
Airmen train to improve their battle plans and prepare for the chaos of ground attacks during an exercise on Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, July 25, 2014. DoD screen shot
07/28/2014 : DETAINEE TRAINING
As seen through a night-vision device, a Marine controls a simulated detainee during a raid exercise on Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 27, 2014. The unit is conducting realistic urban training to prepare for deployment at the end of the year. The Marine is assigned to Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Todd F. Michalek
07/28/2014 : AIR FORCE ADDRESS
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work addresses Air Force leaders at the Pentagon, July 28, 2014. Work discussed budgetary concerns and the overall way ahead for the Air Force. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
07/28/2014 : WARRIOR EXERCISE
Army Staff Sgt. Levi Rice and Spc. Austin Chaffin prepare to sprint to their next position during a training mission on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., July 27, 2014. Rice and Chaffin, assigned to the 377th Military Police Company, participated in Warrior Exercise 2014. The 91st Training Division sponsored the event. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Derek Cummings
07/25/2014 : FIRE LESSONS
Marines train to fight fires and rescue aircraft on Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., July 22, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting. The training ensures familiarity with the gear and increases proficiency and response times within the unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Patrick J. McMahon
07/25/2014 : MACHINE GUN TRAINING
U.S. airmen fire an M240 machine gun during Operation Kriegshammer at Grafenwoehr Training Area in Bavaria, Germany, July 15, 2014. New Jersey National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
07/25/2014 : SECURITY FORUM
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, answers a question from moderator Lesley Stahl during the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colo., July 24, 2014. The annual forum consists of panel discussions as well as in-depth conversations with leaders involved in government security issues. DoD photo by Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
07/25/2014 : TIRE TEAM
U.S. Marines move a tire out of the way of a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle outside the main entry to the Bastion-Leatherneck Complex on Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan's Helmand province, July 12, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.
07/25/2014 : TEACHING TACTICS
U.S. Marines advised Belize defense force soldiers on infantry tactics on Camp Fairweather, Punta Gorda, Belize. The training was part of Southern Partnership Station 2014, a joint exercise focused on subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation forces and community relations projects in Central America. DoD screen shot
07/25/2014 : FUTURISTIC SHIP
U.S. sailors aboard littoral combat ships find that the Navy’s newest class of warship has multimission capabilities and many technological advances. DoD screen shot
07/25/2014 : CAPE RAY
Teams aboard the MV Cape Ray continue to neutralize materials from Syria’s declared chemical stockpile, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters. DOD graphic
07/25/2014 : EVACUATION TRAINING
Soldiers load a patient for medical evacuation during annual training with aircrews on Fort Drum, N.Y., July 17, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to the New York Army National Guard's Company C, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, and the aircrews are assigned to the New York Army National Guard's Company F, 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment. U.S. Army photo
07/24/2014 : TREE STUMP STRUGGLE
Soldiers remove a tree stump while clearing an area affected by the Chiwaukum Complex fires near Leavenworth, Wash., July 23, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 303rd Cavalry Regiment. Washington National Guard photo by U.S. Army Pvt. Brianne Patterson
07/24/2014 : HEAVY EQUIPMENT
Paratroopers conduct a parachute assault with heavy equipment on Malamute drop zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 23, 2014. The paratroopers are assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
07/24/2014 : ASPEN FORUM
Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers, center, participates in a panel on the U.S. counterterrorism strategy at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colo., July 24, 2014. ABC News' Brian Ross, left, moderated, and John Carlin, assistant attorney general for national security at the Justice Department also participated. DoD photo by Claudette Roulo
07/24/2014 : ROLL-OUT CEREMONY
Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, speaks at a roll-out ceremony for the first two F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas, July 24, 2014. Kendall said the aircraft represents an exponential leap in capability on the cutting edge of technology, and is an integral component of the ongoing U.S. and Australian commitment to stability in the Asia-Pacific region. Courtesy photo
07/23/2014 : FIRE FIGHTER
A firefighter with ground crews working to extinguish the Logging Unit fire west of Madras, Ore., July 21, 2014, spreads dirt over the base of trees to prevent the fire from destroying them. As part of the fire-suppression efforts, the Oregon Army National Guard has provided two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two HH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to assist local authorities. Oregon National Guard photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jason van Mourik
07/23/2014 : VOTING MESSAGE
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reminded service members and military families about the importance of voting and the resources available to them in a video message, July 23, 2014. “On Nov. 4, Americans at home and abroad will once again exercise democracy’s most important responsibility – the right to vote,” Hagel said. “No matter where you are in the world or no matter whom you vote for, this is your opportunity to make your voice heard.” DoD screen shot
07/23/2014 : HOSE PRACTICE
U.S. sailors practice hose handling in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman during a general quarters drill in the Atlantic Ocean, July 18, 2014. The drills prepare sailors for the highest state of readiness in the event of actual casualties. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Karl Anderson
07/23/2014 : BATTLING BLAZES
A firefighter looks for fire hazards during fire suppression operations near Madras, Ore., July 21, 2014. National Guardsmen in Washington and Oregon were called to duty to assist in battling record-setting blazes in both states. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jason van Mourik
07/23/2014 : FALCON REFUELING
An F-16C Fighting Falcon receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission over Afghanistan, July 22, 2014. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a highly maneuverable aircraft that has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.
07/23/2014 : BALLOT BOXES
A U.S. soldier, back left, provides security as Afghan workers unload ballot boxes for inventory in Charikar in Afghanistan's Parwan province, July 22, 2014. Workers inventoried the boxes before and after transportation to inspect for damage. The inventory also included checking the serial numbers as part of the process to account for all ballot boxes. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nikayla Shodeen
07/23/2014 : SMOKE HAZE
National Guard troops continue to fight wildfires in the Pacific Northwest. The fires have already burned 1,400 square miles across Oregon and Washington state, July 23, 2014. DoD Screen Shot
07/23/2014 : COMMAND UPDATE
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, joins Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, for a briefing on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., July 23, 2014. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
07/22/2014 : NIGHT TRAINING
As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. sailors navigate a rubber craft during a training exercise off the coast of San Diego during Rim of the Pacific, an exercise in the Pacific Ocean, July 19, 2014. The sailors are assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 1. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in the exercise in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Scott
07/22/2014 : HOSE HANDLERS
U.S. sailors practice hose handling during a general quarters drill in the hangar bay of the USS Harry S. Truman in the Atlantic Ocean, July 18, 2014. The drills prepare sailors for readiness in the event of actual casualties. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Karl Anderson
07/22/2014 : CHINOOK CLIMB
An airman climbs a rope ladder into an MH-47 Chinook helicopter during insertion and extraction training on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 14, 2014. Airmen assigned to the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron’s Red Team partnered with soldiers from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment for the training. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt.Russ Jackson
07/22/2014 : ADJUSTMENTS
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Alex Roberts makes adjustments to his M240B machine gun in the turret of his mine-Resistant, ambush-protected vehicle on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, July 14, 2014. Roberts and his fellow turret gunners are assigned to the Combat Logistics Battalion 7. U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Frances Johnson
07/22/2014 : TACTICAL COMBAT
U.S. airmen suppress fire from a building during small unit tactics and tactical combat casualty care during Operation Kriegshammer on Grafenwoehr Training Area in Bavaria, Germany, July 16, 2014. New Jersey National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
07/22/2014 : ON TARGET
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Junior Jack indentifies a target for Cpl. Christian Puttick during a live fire exercise on Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, July 20, 2014. Exercise Platinum Lion 14 allows the Black Sea Rotational Force 14.2 to join with allied forces in the region to build partnerships and enhance interoperability. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Tanner M. Iskra
07/22/2014 : FREE FALL
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class T.J. Amdahl discusses his experiences with the elite Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leapfrogs, which performs at air shows and professional sporting events. DoD screen shot
07/22/2014 : HALL OF HEROES
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work presents former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts with a Medal of Honor Flag during his Hall of Heroes induction ceremony at the Pentagon, July 22, 2014. A day earlier, President Barack Obama awarded Pitts the Medal of Honor for his actions while serving as a forward observer during combat operations in Afghanistan’s Kunar province, on July 13, 2008. DoD screen shot
07/22/2014 : HALL OF HEROES
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work shakes hands with Medal of Honor recipient former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts before inducting him into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, July 22, 2014. A day earlier, President Barack Obama awarded Pitts the Medal of Honor for his actions while serving as a forward observer during combat operations in Afghanistan’s Kunar province, on July 13, 2008. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
07/22/2014 : HONOR UNVEILING
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, left, and Army Secretary John McHugh watch as Medal of Honor recipient former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts and his wife, Amy, unveil the addition of his name to the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, July 22, 2014. A day earlier, President Barack Obama awarded Pitts the Medal of Honor for his actions while serving as a forward observer during combat in Afghanistan’s Kunar province, on July 13, 2008. DoD Photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
07/21/2014 : BELIZE DIVE
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Brent Draper, foreground, and other divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, dive with Belize coast guard members at Belize's Blue Hole in the Caribbean Sea, July 13, 2014. The divers are participating in Southern Partnership Station 2014, which focuses on subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation forces. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brett Cote
07/21/2014 : LAST BARRIER
U.S. Army Pvt. Tyler Garlitz, left, and U.S. Army Sgt. Juan Mendoza hoist one of the last concrete barriers onto a trailer during base closure operations on Forward Operating Base Walton in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, July 16, 2014. Garlitz and Mendoza are heavy equipment operators assigned to the 687th Engineer Company, 46th Engineer Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Houston
07/21/2014 : OFFERING CONDOLENCES
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visits the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Washington, D.C., July 21, 2014, to sign a condolence book in memory of the 192 Dutch citizens who were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
07/21/2014 : COMMANDER'S CONFERENCE
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, gives opening remarks during the U.S. Army Reserve 2014 Commander's Conference in Alexandria, Va., July 21, 2014. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
07/21/2014 : AMBASSADOR MEETING
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, right, meets with Japanese Ambassador to the United States Kenichiro Sasae, center left, at the Pentagon, July 21, 2014. Both leaders discussed matters of mutual concern. DoD photo by Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
07/21/2014 : HONOR WALK
President Barack Obama and former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts enter the East Room of the White House for a Medal of Honor ceremony, July 21, 2014. He was selected for the honor for continuing to fight after sustaining life-threatening injuries during a fierce battle in Afghanistan July 13, 2008. Pitts served as a forward observer with Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
07/21/2014 : RIMPAC RESCUE
Sailors and Coast Guardsmen hone search and rescue skills as part of the Rim of the Pacific Exercise taking place off the coast of Hawaii, July 21, 2014. DoD screen shot
07/21/2014 : MEDAL OF HONOR
President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts at the White House, July 21, 2014. Pitts received the nation's highest military honor for his actions on July 13, 2008, in Wanat, Afghanistan, when he was assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Lisa Ferdinando
07/21/2014 : CAPE RAY
The crew aboard the M/V Cape Ray continues to neutralize materials from Syria's declared chemical stockpile using the installed Field Deployable Hydrolysis Systems, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said July 18, 2014. Kirby added that the crew has neutralized just over 15 percent of a Sarin precursor, an amount verified by the International Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. DoD graphic
07/20/2014 : TRAINING BITE
Colli, a military working dog, maintains a bite after Marine Corps Cpl. Paul Kelley, a working dog handler, jumps into the pool during an aquatics aggression class at the training tank on Marine Crops Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 14, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Charles Santamaria
07/20/2014 : OVER AFGHANISTAN
An A-10 Thunderbolt II receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over eastern Afghanistan, July 10, 2014. The A-10 is assigned to the 303rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, and the KC-135 is assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron on Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Its maneuverability at slow speeds and low altitude has made the Thunderbolt II an aircraft choice for close air support throughout Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch
07/20/2014 : ASSISTING FIREFIGHTERS
Soldiers bring their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter around to pick up more water to fight wildfires raging near Winthrop, Wash., July 18, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to the 66th Theater Aviation Command, Washington Army National Guard, which has six helicopters in the area to assist firefighters on the ground. Washington Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jason Kriess
07/20/2014 : COMPLEX FIRE
A wildfire, known as the Carlton Complex fire, burns out of control near Winthrop, Wash., July 18, 2014. Soldiers assigned to the 66th Theater Aviation Command, Washington Army National Guard, brought six helicopters to the area to assist firefighters on the ground. Washington Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jason Kriess
07/20/2014 : SUPER LANDING
An F/A-18E Super Hornet lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Gulf, July 16, 2014. The carrier is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The Hornet is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 31. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Margaret Keith
07/20/2014 : LIVE-FIRE SPRINT
A Marine sprints to his next position during a live-fire exercise at the Army National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif., July 13, 2014. The Marine is assigned to Foxtrot Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. The Marines completed numerous live-fire exercises and tested the capabilities of companies within the battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justis Beauregard
07/20/2014 : AIR CUSHION
A landing craft air cushion arrives at Kawaihae Harbor, Hawaii, July 17, 2014, during Rim of the Pacific 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in the world's largest international maritime exercise. The event provides training to help participants foster the cooperative relationships critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katarzyna Kobiljak
07/20/2014 : METAL MASTERY
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Daniel Gregory welds metal pieces on Aviano Air Base, Italy, July 9, 2014. The fabrication flight is responsible for fashioning tools, aircraft components and other support systems tailored to the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Gregory is a 31st Maintenance Squadron metals technology journeyman. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman
07/18/2014 : GRENADE LAUNCHER
Army Lt. Col. Christopher M. Rizzo fires an MK 19 automatic grenade launcher at a range on Joint-Base Lewis McChord, Wash., July 10, 2014. Rizzo, who commands Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, I Corps, was familiarizing himself with the launcher as part of the shift of his unit's mission as an expeditionary force in the Pacific. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Micah VanDyke
07/18/2014 : ISLAND DIVE
Navy divers participate in a scuba dive during Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014 in the Pacific Ocean, July 9, 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in the exercise in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The Navy divers are assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1, Australian Clearance Diving Team One. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Taylor Smith
07/18/2014 : HAGEL CONDOLENCES
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks from his Pentagon office by phone with Malaysian Defense Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, July 18, 2014, to offer his condolences for those who lost their lives in the apparent downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 as it flew over eastern Ukraine. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
07/18/2014 : WOLF PACK PREPARATIONS
The Wolf Pack airmen on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, conduct realistic exercises to heighten mission readiness. DoD screen shot
07/18/2014 : NIGHT MISSION
A U.S. Air Force pararescue team takes off in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter from Bagram Airfield Afghanistan, July 9, 2014. The airmen represent U.S. Defense Department elite combat forces specifically trained, equipped and postured to conduct a range of personnel recovery combat operations. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch
07/17/2014 : GUNNER'S MATE
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Galla trains with the Belize Special Boat Unit during Southern Partnership Station 2014 on the Moho River, Belize, July 8, 2014. Southern Partnership is a U.S. Navy deployment focused on expert exchanges with partner nation militaries and security forces. Galla is a gunner's mate assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 2. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Schneider
07/17/2014 : LAST CHECK
Marine Corps Sgt. Mario A. Ramirez performs the last preflight check on a CH-46E Sea Knight on Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico, Va., July 16, 2014. Shortly after Ramirez completed his check, the last four Sea Knights departed the squadron for the last time. Ramirez is an air frames mechanic assigned to Marine Corps Helicopter Squadron One, Headquarters Marine Corps. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jose D. Lujano
07/17/2014 : IDAHO SPRAY
Airmen use a fire hose to spray members participating in the Goruck Light Challenge on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, July 12, 2014. The Idaho base is the first of 18 Air Force bases to test the Team Cohesion Challenge. The airmen are assigned to 366th Civil Engineering Squadron's fire department. A key to the challenge is how quickly participants adapt to the obstacles, such as carrying a 250-pound raft on their shoulders, while performing as a synergized group. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Sutton
07/17/2014 : MOUNTAIN REACH
Ohio State University Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Midshipman 2nd Class Kyle Maurpin climbs up a rock face at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., July 14, 2014. Maurpin is one of 155 midshipmen training at the center where they spend 10 days learning survival and tactical skills in a mountainous environment. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Matthew Comer
07/17/2014 : POLE PARTNERS
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Guerreiro performs pole top rescue procedures for the Navy Seabee Construction Electrician "A" school on Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 15, 2014. The pole top rescue qualification simulates a climber who has been injured and students who provide assistance. Guerreiro is a Navy Unique Block 7 instructor assigned to the 366th Training Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Danny Webb
07/17/2014 : Sexual Assault
The Defense Department is taking a stand against sexual assault in the military in an effort to maintain the well-being of U.S. service members and their families. Check out Defense.gov's special coverage, which includes information about resources dedicated to preventing and appropriately responding to this crime. Sexual Assault
07/17/2014 : WASHINGTON WILDFIRES
Two helicopters and about a dozen Washington State National Guardsmen are supporting civilian response to wildfires in the state. The fires have threatened hundreds of homes. WASHINGTON WILDFIRES
07/17/2014 : KIN BLUE BEACH
U.S. Marines and Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers run as they emerge from the water while practicing small-unit techniques as part of the Japan Observer Exchange Program at Kin Blue Beach, Okinawa, Japan, July 16, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The program enhances the interoperability of the two forces and the region's security. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Henry Antenor
07/16/2014 : HOUSE TESTIMONY
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work testifies on the fiscal year 2015 budget request for overseas contingency operations as Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, looks on before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., July 16, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
07/16/2014 : ALL-STAR FLYOVER
The Thunderbirds, the Air Force's air demonstration team, perform a flyover to kick off the Major League Baseball All-Star game at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn., July 15, 2014. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Edward Coffey
07/16/2014 : HONORING VETERANS
An Honor Flight brought a group of veterans from Illinois to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. DoD screen shot
07/16/2014 : SNIPER FOCUS
Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Link, center, prepares to fire his weapon while training with the M24 Sniper Weapon System on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 11, 2014. Link is assigned to the 673rd Security Forces Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
07/16/2014 : COMBAT PREPARATION
The National Training Center on Fort Irwin, California, focuses on preparing brigades for combat readiness. DoD screen shot
07/16/2014 : SMOKE COVER
U.S. soldiers move under the cover of green smoke before entering a building as part of their final training lanes and evaluations on Camp Buehring, Kuwait, July 12, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to U.S. Army Central Command Warrior Leadership Course. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Harley Jelis
07/15/2014 : REPLENISHMENT SIGNALS
U.S. Navy Seaman Josh Buell signals to Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl during a replenishment at sea on the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh in Yokosuka, Japan, July 6, 2014. The Shiloh is on patrol with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group supporting of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Abby Rader
07/15/2014 : GROUND SCAN
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Kenneth Morris scans the area for any suspicious activity on the ground during a mission over Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 3, 2014. Morris, a crew chief, is assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Frances Johnson
07/15/2014 : CAPSTONE REMARKS
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during a Capstone course at National Defense University on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., July 14, 2014. The six-week course, which is mandatory for senior military officers, aims at making students more effective in planning and in employing forces in joint and combined operations. DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
07/15/2014 : DIVING PARTNERS
U.S. Navy divers from the Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 are in Belize working with divers from the Belize coast guard service as part of Southern Partnership Station 2014. DoD screen shot
07/15/2014 : CRASH CRANE
Sailors use a crash crane to practice rigging a damaged aircraft during flight deck drills aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge in the Atlantic Ocean, July 13, 2014. The Kearsarge is conducting sea trials. The sailors are assigned to the crash and salvage team. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tamara Vaughn
07/15/2014 : RIMPAC FORMATION
The USS Anchorage, the USS Coronado, the USNS Millinocket and USNS Montford Point transit in formation off the coast of Southern California as part of Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014, July 11, 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC, the world’s largest international maritime exercise, in and around the Hawaiian islands and southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Mark C. Schultz
07/15/2014 : SLINGLOAD DUST
Army Sgt. Darryl Wright, right, and Army Pfc. Brandon Verano wait for the dust to settle after hooking up a water buffalo to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to practice slingload operations on Fort Jackson, S.C., July 13, 2014. Wright and Verano are guardsmen assigned to the South Carolina National Guard's 351st Aviation Support Battalion. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Jamie Delk
07/15/2014 : HONOR CORDON
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, escorts Kenya’s Chief of Defense Forces Gen. Julius Waweru Karangi during an honor cordon at the Pentagon, July 15, 2014. Both military leaders met to discuss defense matters of mutual interest. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
07/15/2014 : Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury is one of the invisible wounds of war, and one of the signature injuries of troops wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq. This Defense.gov special report highlights the Defense Department's efforts to care for wounded warriors suffering from this condition while promoting research to improve diagnosis and treatment. DoD graphic
07/15/2014 : GEAR FIX
Marine 1st Sgt. Jason Marshall fixes his gear after leaving a CH53E Super Stallion helicopter during Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014 on Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii, July 10, 2014. Marshall is company 1st sergeant for Company Landing Team 1. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Dietz
07/15/2014 : AFGHAN AIRPOWER
NATO Air Training Command Afghanistan, operating in an advisory capacity, is making a difference as it helps Afghans turn air power into a centerpiece of the country's security forces. DOD screen shot
07/15/2014 : SPOILER INSTALL
Airman 1st Class Brandon Johnson installs an outboard spoiler control valve on a KC-135 Stratotanker on McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., July 15, 2014. Johnson is an apprentice assigned to the 22nd Aerospace Maintenance Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John Linzmeier
07/15/2014 : CASUALTY EVACUATION
Army mariners from the 163rd Transportation Detachment and sailors with the Coastal Riverine Squadron 11, aboard the Harold C. Clinger, participate in a casualty evacuation exercise with the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade during Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014 in Hawaii, July 10, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Gaelen Lowers
07/14/2014 : AIRBORNE OVER ESTONIA
U.S. paratroopers conduct an airborne operation in Nurmsi, Estonia, July 8, 2014. About 600 paratroopers from the brigade are in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve to demonstrate commitment to NATO obligations and sustain interoperability with allied forces. The paratroopers are assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade. U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV
07/14/2014 : RIVER TRAINING
A U.S. Marine Corps Landing Attack Subsequent Operations team and U.S. Navy Coastal Riverine Squadron 2 service members conduct insert extract training with the Belize defense force during Southern Partnership Station 2014 on the Moho River in Belize, July 9, 2014. The training exercise focused on subject matter expert exchanges between the U.S. Navy, Marines and Belize forces. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Schneider
07/14/2014 : MISSION SEARCH
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kevin Paul searches a pile of dead vegetation for dangerous materials during a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 4, 2014. Paul is a combat engineer assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Scanlan
07/14/2014 : CHINOOK SECURITY
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mike Allen provides security from inside a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a flight after conducting slingload training on Camp Marmal, Afghanistan, July 1, 2014. Allen is a crew chief assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 169th General Support Aviation Battalion. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch
07/14/2014 : WALL WORKERS
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Eduardo Ellorin, left, and U.S. Navy Seaman Cory Migneault spread mortar while building a wall during a Pacific Partnership 2014 engineering project at San Fernando School in Tacloban, Philippines, July 6, 2014. Ellorin is an equipment operator, and Migneault is a steelworker constructionman. Pacific Partnership is an annual deployment designed to strengthen maritime and humanitarian partnerships during disaster relief operations. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Greg Badger
07/14/2014 : DoD Science & Technology
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 Department of Defense serves as an innovative leader in developing technology to protect Americans and troops – on and off the battlefield. DoD Science & Technology
07/14/2014 : FY 2015 Budget Proposal
The fiscal year 2015 defense budget request works to square priorities with resources, Defense Department officials said while calling for a 1 percent pay raise for the military. FY 2015 Budget Proposal
07/14/2014 : DEFENSE AGREEMENT
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Hamad bin Ali al Attiyah,Qatari minister of state for defense affairs, sign a defense agreement at the Pentagon, July 14, 2014. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
07/14/2014 : HAWKEYE LANDING
An E-2C Hawkeye prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Gulf, July 3, 2014. The George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The hawkeye is part of the Bear Aces of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 124. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Card
07/13/2014 : MISSION SPRINT
U.S. Marines sprint across a field to load onto a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 4, 2014. The Marines, assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, operated in Gereshk for three days and were involved in numerous engagements with Taliban insurgents. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Scanlan
07/12/2014 : PARADE SALUTE
Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., left, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Assistant Commandant Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., center, and Marine Corps Col. Benjamin T. Watson, garrison commander, salute during the pass and review portion of the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 11, 2014. The Marines held the parade in Winnefeld's honor. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
07/12/2014 : SILENT SPIN
Members of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon perform during the evening parade to honor Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 11, 2014. The parade also included the U.S. Marine Band, known as "The President's Own," The U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the Marine Corps Color Guard, and Lance Cpl. Chesty XIII, the official mascot of the Marine post. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
07/12/2014 : 1000-POUND CLUB
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Rebecca Seiler performs a dead lift at the 1000-Pound Club competition on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, July 6, 2014. Seiler is a rail crew member assigned to the 1st Theater Sustainment Command. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William White
07/12/2014 : ON WATCH
Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Chris Cline, on watch as the helicopter control officer, observes from the littoral combat ship USS Independence as sailors attach netting to an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 6 during vertical replenishment exercises in the Pacific Ocean, July 1, 2014. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charles White
07/11/2014 : TROOP TALK
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses soldiers during a question and answer session on Fort Rucker, Ala., July 10, 2014. Hagel also received a tour of the base’s UH-72 and TH-67 helicopters. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
07/11/2014 : SOLDIER ADDRESS
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel enters the Army Aviation Museum to address soldiers during a question-and-answer session on Fort Rucker, Ala., July 10, 2014. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
07/11/2014 : MOHO RIVER RIDE
U.S. sailors coordinate insertion and extraction training with the Belize Special Boat unit as part of Southern Partnership Station 2014 on the Moho River, Belize, July 3, 2014. The training exercise focused on subject matter expert exchanges between the U.S. Navy and partner nation forces. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Schneider
07/11/2014 : T-SHIRT SURPRISE
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, gives Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera a University of Nebraska tennis shirt at the Pentagon, July 11, 2014. The two defense leaders met to discuss issues of mutual interest. DoD photo by Casper Manlangit
07/11/2014 : ACCOMPLISHMENT
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. David Merrifield completes an obstacle course the U.S. Marines built at Price Barracks in Ladyville, Belize, June 30, 2014. The Marines are in Belize as part of Southern Partnership Station 2014, a U.S. Navy and Marine Corps deployment focused on subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation militaries and security forces in Central and South America and the Caribbean. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brett Cote
07/10/2014 : F-35A LIGHTNING II VIEW
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sits in an F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., July 10, 2014, during a two-day trip to visit bases in the South. Eglin is home to the Air Force’s first full squadron of F-35A Lightning II aircraft. DoD photo by Jacqueline McGinnis
07/10/2014 : CREW CONVERSATION
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with two F-35A Lightning II crew members during his visit to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., July 10, 2014, during a two-day trip to visit bases in the South. DoD photo by Jacqueline McGinnis
07/10/2014 : PIT PAIR
U.S. Army Pvt. Antonio Hall leaps over an obstacle pit during training in Adazi, Latvia, July 2, 2014. About 600 paratroopers from the brigade are in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland to support Operation Atlantic Resolve to demonstrate commitment to NATO obligations and sustain interoperability with allied forces. Hall is a cavalry scout with 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael T. Crawford
07/10/2014 : GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work attends the National Governors Association's summer meeting in Nashville, Tenn., July 10, 2014. The meeting focuses on innovative work in states in several areas, including education, workforce, health care, veterans and jobs. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
07/10/2014 : SAILOR SALUTE
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets sailors as he arrives on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., July 9, 2014. While on the submarine base, Hagel also toured the ballistic missile submarine USS Tennessee and a Trident submarine refit facility. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
07/10/2014 : LUNCH BREAK
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel eats lunch with chief petty officers on the USS Tennessee on Naval Base Kings Bay, Ga., July 9, 2014. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
07/10/2014 : SEAHAWK TAKE OFF
A Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush takes off after a joint fire exercise with Army AH-64 Apaches and Air Force joint terminal attack controllers near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, July 8, 2014. The Army Apaches are assigned to 3rd Battalion, 159th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, and the Air Force controllers are assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Air Operations Squadron. New York Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Harley Jeli
07/10/2014 : FOAM ROUND
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David Romine loads a foam round into an M203 grenade launcher during training on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2014. The course included techniques to disperse crowds, riot control formations and weapons handling. Romine is a mortar man with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christopher J. Moore
07/10/2014 : HAGEL ALL HANDS
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses service members on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia, July 9, 2014. Hagel toured the USS Tennessee during his visit and held an all-hands call where he hosted a question and answer session. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
07/10/2014 : DOG DUTY
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class John Winjum, a military working dog handler, stands duty at the Port of Djibouti during an inspection of ships, tugboats and the pier on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 7, 2014. Winjum is assigned to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti security forces. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Julia A. Casper
07/10/2014 : SHIP TOUR
Guests ride an aircraft elevator to the flight deck during a ship tour aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, July 5, 2014. The ship is in Hawaii for Rim of the Pacific 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in the exercise in and around Hawaii from June 26 to Aug. 1. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Jonathan Nelson
07/10/2014 : BOILER LIGHTER
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Siara Rodriguez lights off the boiler with assistance from Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Cockrum on the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan in the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility, July 10, 2014. The Bataan is operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility to augment U.S. crisis response forces in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Michael J. Lieberknecht
07/09/2014 : CHINOOK HOOK
U.S. soldiers hook up a slingload to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter on Camp Marmal, Afghanistan, July 1, 2014. The soldiers who hooked up the slingload are assigned to the 1569th Transportation Company, and the helicopter crew members who provided support are assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 169th General Support Aviation Battalion. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch
07/09/2014 : HEALTH SYSTEM REVIEW
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed the Defense Department to conduct a comprehensive review of the Military Health System that will focus on access to care. The review also will assess the safety and quality of health care in military treatment facilities and the health care DOD purchases from civilian providers. The MHS provides health care for more than 9.6 million beneficiaries. DoD graphic
07/09/2014 : ATLANTIC RESOLVE
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. DoD graphic
07/09/2014 : ASSESSING DAMAGE
A U.S. sailor assesses damage to Camp Shields, Japan, July 9, 2014, after Super Typhoon Neoguri struck Okinawa, Japan, July 8. The sailors are assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Kim Martinez
07/09/2014 : SATELLITE IMAGE
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory provides an infrared satellite image of Super Typhoon Neoguri, showing the storm near Okinawa, Japan, July 8, 2014. The Navy lab is based in Monterey, Calif. U.S. Navy photo
07/09/2014 : ARM EFFORT
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Catalina Logo trains for combat conditioning for the U.S. Marine Corps martial arts program during Southern Partnership Station 2014 in Punta Gorda, Belize, July 1, 2014. Southern Partnership Station is a U.S. Navy deployment focused on subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation militaries and security forces. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Schneider
07/09/2014 : HAGEL ARRIVAL
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrives at Jacksonville International Airport, Fla., July 9, 2014, en route to talk to submariners on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in southeastern Georgia. While on the submarine base, Hagel also plans to tour the ballistic missile submarine USS Tennessee and visit a Trident submarine refit facility. DoD photo
07/09/2014 : RIFLE AIM
Marine Corps Capt. Trevor Hengehold prepares to shoot during the 2014 Interservice Rifle Competition on Quantico Marine Base, Va., July 8, 2014. Hengehold is a marksman with Marine Force Command. Marksmen from throughout the Defense Department competed, including members of the Marine Corps Shooting Team, the Army Marksmanship Unit, the South Carolina Guard, the Navy Shooting Team, the National Guard Shooting Team and the Army Reserve Shooting Team. DoD photo by Marvin Lynchard
07/09/2014 : LOADING COMPETITION
Air Force Staff Sgt. Trung Dinh, left, and Senior Airman Devin Milburn attach a GBU-12 Paveway laser-guided bomb onto an MQ-9 Reaper during a loading competition on Creech Air Force Base, Nev., June 30, 2014. The competition consists of two three-man teams from different aircraft maintenance units competing to build skills and promote camaraderie. Dinh is a 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew chief and Milburn is a 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron support technician. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen
07/08/2014 : MIRROR IMAGE
U.S. Navy Lt. Diane Kruse, left, and Lt. Alyse Dason practice yoga poses on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Gulf, July 5, 2014. The ship is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Margaret Keith
07/08/2014 : AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT
Two Japanese soldiers, left and center, advance as part of an amphibious assault while their squads provide cover during Rim of the Pacific 2014 at Pyramid Rock Beach, Oahu, July 1, 2014. The soldiers trained with U.S. Marines assigned to the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion based in Okinawa, Japan. The biennial exercise is the world's largest international maritime training event. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew J. Bragg
07/08/2014 : STRATOTANKER SERVICE
U.S. crew members service a KC-135 Stratotanker on Kadena Air Base, Japan, July 6, 2014, to prepare to move it off of Okinawa in advance of a massive typhoon expected to hit the island. The crew is assigned to the 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marcus Morris
07/08/2014 : LEAVING EARLY
U.S. airmen prepare to deploy from Kadena Air Base, Japan, to participate in Rim of the Pacific, a biennial exercise, July 6, 2014. The airmen deployed earlier than planned due to a massive typhoon predicted to hit Okinawa with wind gusts nearing 200 mph. The exercise is the world’s largest international maritime training event involving sea and air elements. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marcus Morris
07/08/2014 : TYPHOON PREP
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Sloan replaces a tire on a KC-135 Stratotanker on Kadena Air Base, Japan, July 6, 2014, to prepare to move it off the island in advance of a massive typhoon expected to hit Okinawa. Several typhoons threaten the island each year, but military personnel can quickly secure their equipment and aircraft from the damaging winds. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marcus Morris
07/08/2014 : ARRESTED LANDING
An F/A-18E Super Hornet makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington at sea, July 7, 2014. The ship and Carrier Air Wing 5, an embarked unit, provide a combat-ready force to protect and defend the maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The Hornet is assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron 115. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Chris Cavagnaro
07/08/2014 : BALANCE BUDDIES
U.S. Navy Lt. Diane Kruse, left, and Lt. Alyse Dason practice yoga poses on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Gulf, July 5, 2014. The ship is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Margaret Keith
07/08/2014 : POSITION REPORT
U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Allen G. Frymire reports a position over a PRC-152 radio during an operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 28, 2014. Frymire is a platoon commander assigned to 2nd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. Such reports allow other ground and air units to know troop locations during combat operations. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.
07/08/2014 : SLINGLOAD TRAINING
U.S. soldiers clear a CH-47 Chinook helicopter after hooking up a slingload on Camp Marmal, Afghanistan, July 1, 2014. The soldiers who hooked up the slingload are assigned to the 1569th Transportation Company, and helicopter crew who provided support are assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 169th General Support Aviation Battalion. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch
07/08/2014 : CAPE RAY TOUR
Teams aboard the M/V Cape Ray have begun neutralizing Syrian chemical materials, a Pentagon spokesman said, July 7, 2014. Take a virtual tour of the M/V Cape Ray in this DoD News video report. For additional videos and coverage, see the DoD Special Report: Cape Ray. DOD file photo by C. Todd Lopez
07/07/2014 : RECEPTION CHAT
U.S. Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, center, chief of naval operations, chats with Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, left, and British Gen. Sir. Nicholas Houghton, chief of defense staff, during a reception before the HMS Queen Elizabeth ship naming ceremony in Rosyth, Scotland, July 4, 2014. The ship is Britain’s newest aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Peter D. Lawlor
07/07/2014 : WALK AND TALK
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work walks with Jon Thompson, the permanent secretary of the British Ministry of Defense, in London, July 3, 2014. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
07/07/2014 : SHIP NAMING
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, right, talks with British Adm. Sir George Zambellas, first sea lord and the British Royal Navy’s chief of naval staff, during a reception before the HMS Queen Elizabeth ship naming ceremony in Rosyth, Scotland, July 4, 2014. The ship is Britain’s newest aircraft carrier. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
07/07/2014 : NIGHT TRAINING
U.S. soldiers prepare a CH-47F Chinook helicopter before conducting the night portion of slingload training on Camp Marmal, Afghanistan, June 30, 2014. The soldiers are crew chiefs assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 169th General Support Aviation Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael K. Selvage
07/07/2014 : MANNING THE HELM
U.S. Navy sailors man the helm in the bridge of the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd during a general quarters drill in the South China Sea, July 5, 2014. The Kidd is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Declan Barnes
07/07/2014 : WASATCH FORMATION
The Air Force Thunderbirds air demonstration team perform precision stunts during the Warriors Over the Wasatch airshow over Hill Air Force Base, Utah, June 28, 2014. The show included aeronautical performances from the Army Golden Knights, an F-16 attack demonstration by the 388th Fighter Wing, as well as a precision air demonstration by the Air Force Thunderbirds air demonstration team. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen
07/07/2014 : COMPUTER CHECK
Air Force Staff Sgt. Zackery Coder checks computer data during Exercise Red Flag-Alaska 14-2 on Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, Alaska, June 19, 2014. Coder is a crew chief assigned to the 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit on Osan Air Base, South Korea. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft
07/03/2014 : NEWS CONFERENCE
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, brief reporters at the Pentagon, July 3, 2014. DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
07/03/2014 : HONOR CORDON
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel welcomes Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Vejonis in an honor cordon at the Pentagon, July 3, 2014. Hagel later commended Latvia's progress toward increasing defense spending. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
07/03/2014 : DEFENSE MEETING
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Vejonis following an honor cordon at the Pentagon, July 3, 2014. Hagel stressed U.S. commitments in the Baltic region, and commended Latvia's progress toward increasing defense spending. DEFENSE MEETING
07/03/2014 : LONDON MEETING
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, left, meets with senior British defense leaders in London, July 3, 2014. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
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