Lead Photo Images
03/02/2015 : WHAT IT TAKES
Navy special amphibious reconnaissance corpsmen offer a glimpse into what it takes be a one of them. Those doing the job provide medical and operational services to Fleet Marine Forces and Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command. DoD screen shot
03/02/2015 : FLAG FLIER
Air Force Cadet 1st Class Josh Burres flies the U.S. flag during an aerial demonstration for the opening ceremonies of the Air Force Wounded Warrior 2015 Trials on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 27, 2015. Burres is assigned to the 98th Flying Training Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordan Castelan
03/02/2015 : JAVELIN LAUNCH
A U.S. soldier fires a FGM-148 Javelin rocket during a live-fire exercise on the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany, Feb. 27, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Tanner
03/02/2015 : SNIPER TRAINING
Special Reaction Team Marines shoot colorful balloons under physical stress as part of sniper training on Camp Hansen in Okinawa, Japan Feb. 24, 2015. The Marines are assigned to the Camp Foster Provost Marshal's Office, Marine Corps Installations Pacific. DoD screen shot
03/02/2015 : WELL DECK WELCOME
A landing craft air cushion enters the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex in the Pacific Ocean, March 1, 2015. The Essex is conducting an integration training exercise to prepare for an upcoming deployment. The landing craft air cushion is assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher B. Janik
02/27/2015 : WEAPONS INSPECTION
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. James Callahan inspects a German soldier's M16 rifle before entering the firing range in Grafenwoehr Training Area in Grafenwöhr, Germany, Feb. 19, 2015. Callahan is a platoon sergeant assigned to Company C, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion. The German soldier is assigned to the 383rd Communications and Information Systems Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Marshall R. Mason
02/27/2015 : PARADE PASSION
Members of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band interact with the crowd during the Fasching parade in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany, Feb. 17, 2015. The band and about 1,400 other participants marched in the parade for more than two hours entertaining the crowd. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
02/27/2015 : CAPSTONE COURSE
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with students and spouses attending a Capstone course at the National Defense University on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., Feb., 27, 2015. The six-week course aims to make students more effective in planning and employing U.S. forces in joint and combined operations. The course also is mandatory for senior officers in the U.S. military. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
02/27/2015 : PENTAGON WELCOME
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts an honor cordon for Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the Pentagon, Feb. 25, 2015. The two leaders met to discuss matters of mutual importance, including the U.S. response to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
02/27/2015 : DELTA DRILL
Members of the Thunderbirds, the Air Force's aerial demonstration team, perform the delta formation over Daytona International Speedway during a practice flight in Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 21, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard
02/27/2015 : RELEASE COMMAND
Air Force Staff Sgt. Craig Eveland gives a military working dog the command to release on Dover Air Force Base, Del., Feb. 26, 2015. Eveland is a military working dog handler assigned to the 436th Security Forces Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik
02/27/2015 : NIGHT OPERATOINS
An AV-8B Harrier prepares to take off from the amphibious assault ship USS Essex during Marine integration training near San Diego, Feb. 24, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos
02/27/2015 : LIVE-BURN LEARNING
U.S. Marines use water to extinguish a fuel fire during live-burn training on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 21, 2015. The Marines are assigned 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force. U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Janessa K. Pon
02/27/2015 : CASING COLORS
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, right, commander of Joint Forces Command United Assistance and the 101st Airborne Division, and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Nowak, left, senior enlisted advisor for the command and division, case their unit colors during a ceremony at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Feb. 26, 2015. U.S Army photo by Spc. Rashene Mincy
02/27/2015 : AIR FORCE TESTIMONY
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James testifies before the House Appropriations Committee's defense subcommittee in Washington, D.C., Feb. 27, 2015. James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III met with the House members to discuss the Air Force's fiscal year 2016 budget request. U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash
02/27/2015 : TRAINING SWEEP
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Mike Leatherman checks for improvised explosive devices while leading a patrol during a training exercise at Udairi Range, Kuwait, Feb. 22, 2015. Leatherman is a combat engineer assigned to India Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Todd F. Michalek
02/27/2015 : FUEL PROBE
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Timmothy Annoni signals as a fuel probe seats to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during a replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl in the Persian Gulf, Feb. 18, 2015. The carrier is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, conducting strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Fenaroli
02/26/2015 : DOOR GUNNER
Marine Corps Sgt. Travis Bell scans for threats from a UH-1Y Huey helicopter during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 18, 2015. Bell is a door gunner assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Donald R. Allen
02/26/2015 : VOLLEYBALL MATCH
Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, center left, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hits a volleyball during a match between senior leaders and a U.S. Special Operations Command wounded warrior team on MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 24, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Brian J. Wagner
02/26/2015 : OPERATION RESOLVE
U.S. soldiers clear a building during a combined situational exercise with Polish land forces as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve at the Drawsko Pomorskie training area in Poland, Feb. 25, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra
02/26/2015 : TRIANGLE SIGNAL
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Ferris signals to an AH-64 Apache helicopter during deck landing qualifications aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry in the Arabian Gulf, Feb. 24, 2015. Ferris is a boatswain's mate. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Austin
02/26/2015 : EXIT SALUTE
A U.S. soldier salutes his fellow soldiers while jumping from a C-130 Hercules aircraft over a drop zone in Germany, Feb. 24, 2015. The soldier is assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group. U.S. Army photo by Jason Johnston
02/26/2015 : BEACH LANDING
A Navy sailor directs a landing craft air cushion onto the beach during an offload from the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 23, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photos by Gunnery Sgt. Rome M. Lazarus
02/26/2015 : LOADING OSPREYS
Marines board MV-22 Ospreys before they take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island off the coast of Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 23, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ronald Gutridge
02/25/2015 : 'GOLDEN' GREETING
Defense Secretary Ash Carter greets the Golden State Warriors NBA team in his office at the Pentagon, Feb. 25, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
02/25/2015 : PRACTICE DEMO
Navy Lt. Matt Suyderhoud, a pilot with the Blue Angels, flies in formation during a practice demonstration with the Diamond pilots over Naval Air Facility El Centro in El Centro, Calif., Feb. 21, 2015. Pilots with the Blue Angels, the Navy's flight demonstration squadron, are training to complete 120 practice flights before kicking off the 2015 show season. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrea Perez
02/25/2015 : PENTAGON BRIEFING
Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe and commander of U.S. European Command, briefs reporters at the Pentagon, Feb. 25, 2015. DoD screen shot
02/25/2015 : PENTAGON WELCOME
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, hosts an honor cordon for Djiboutian Defense Minister Hassan Darar Houffaneh at the Pentagon, Feb. 25, 2015. The two defense leaders met to discuss matters of mutual importance. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
02/25/2015 : U.S.-QATAR CONVERSATION
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, 2015, to discuss matters of mutual importance. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
02/25/2015 : LOADING VEHICLES
A U.S. soldier observes as Afghan soldiers load vehicles onto a truck for transfer to Afghan security forces on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb.14, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler
02/25/2015 : HONORING THE FALLEN
Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan and Golden State Warriors NBA team members David Lee, Andre Iguodala and Stephen Curry lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Feb. 25, 2015, as part of "Commitment to Service," the Defense Department's partnership with the NBA. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
02/25/2015 : OFFICER OBSERVER
Army Capt. Jason Beams observes soldiers climbing Smugglers' Notch during their final phase of the Basic Military Mountaineering course in Jeffersonville, Vt., Feb. 19, 2015. Beams is the training division officer at the Army Mountain Warfare School in Jericho, Vt. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarah Mattison
02/25/2015 : RAID READINESS
U.S. Marines participate in a raid exercise at Udairi Range in Kuwait, Feb. 16, 2015. The Marines are assigned to India Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Todd F. Michalek
02/25/2015 : THUMBS UP
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Williams signals to an AV-8B Harrier as it takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS America in the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 23, 2015. The America is conducting maritime training off the coast of California. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman John Kelvin Chavez
02/25/2015 : TIRE TASK
U.S. soldiers secure a tire to a Stryker armored vehicle during Operation Atlantic Resolve in the Drawsko Pomorskie training area, Poland, Feb. 24, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra
02/24/2015 : AIRBORNE OPERATIONS
U.S. soldiers jump from an Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft above Juliet Drop Zone in Pordenone, Italy, Feb. 19, 2015, during airborne operations training. The paratroopers are assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, and are the Army’s Europe-based, contingency-response force. U.S. Army photo by Paolo Bovo
02/24/2015 : DUAL CHUTES
U.S. soldiers descend to Juliet Drop Zone in Pordenone, Italy, Feb. 19, 2015, during airborne operations training. The paratroopers are assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, and are the Army’s Europe-based, contingency-response force. U.S. Army photo by Paolo Bovo
02/24/2015 : SUSPENSION TRAINING
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Medina observes a sailor climbing a ladder during helicopter rope suspension training in San Diego, Feb. 17, 2015. The petty officer is an aircrew survival equipmentman assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training Evaluation Unit 1. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Gordon
02/24/2015 : PRESS QUESTIONS
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, answers questions from Australian and international reporters in Sydney, Feb. 24, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
02/24/2015 : DEFENSE DISCUSSION
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, chief of Australia's defense force, meet with their staffs on Australian navy base HMAS Watson in Sydney, Feb. 23, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
02/24/2015 : STALLION TAKEOFF
A CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter takes off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America in the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 23, 2015. The America is conducting maritime operations off the coast of California. U.S. Navy photo by Airman John Kelvin Chavez
02/24/2015 : BLUE STAR EVENT
Bob Woodruff, an American journalist injured in Iraq by a roadside bomb, emcees the Blue Star Families Fifth Anniversary Celebration in Washington, D.C., Feb. 24, 2014. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
02/24/2015 : NEIGHBOR AWARD
Army Brig. Gen. James Wong, right, congratulates Mark Johnson, second from left, the recipient of the Blue Star Neighbor Award, at the Blue Star Families Fifth Anniversary Celebration in Washington, D.C., Feb. 24, 2014. Wong is the assistant to the National Guard's acting director. Kathy Roth-Douquet, left, founder and CEO of Blue Star Families, and Kelly Durkee-Erwin, third from left, who nominated Johnson, participated in the event. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
02/23/2015 : ALL-HANDS CALL
U.S. Navy Capt. Joey Tynch, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard, addresses sailors and Marines during an all-hands call on the flight deck in the South China Sea, Feb. 22, 2015. The assault ship is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin V. Cunningham
02/23/2015 : VERTICAL REPLENISHMENT
U.S. Navy Seamen Steven Lopez and Nickey Barnes practice vertical replenishment with an SH-60 Seahawk helicopter on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham in the Caribbean Sea, Feb.18, 2015. The destroyer is supporting Operation Martillo, a joint operation with the U.S. Coast Guard and partner nations, in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. The helicopter is assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 46. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Weston Jones
02/23/2015 : EMIR MEETING
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, meets with the emir of Kuwait Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah in Kuwait City, Feb. 23, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
02/23/2015 : KUWAIT TROOP TALK
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers remarks at a troop event on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
02/23/2015 : MOORING LINE
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Parks heaves a mooring line on the forecastle of the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth during a detail in Sembawang, Singapore, Feb. 19, 2015. The combat ship is on a 16-month deployment to support the Asia-Pacific rebalance. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Conor Minto
02/23/2015 : TRACK TEAM
Soldiers help the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority remove snow at a train stop in Boston, Mass., Feb. 19, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the Massachusetts National Guard's Company G, 186th Brigade Support Battalion. Massachusetts National Guard photo by Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Evan Lane
02/23/2015 : PRESS CONFERENCE
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter holds a press conference after meeting with senior commanders attending a regional security conference on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2015. During the meeting, Carter and other defense leaders discussed strategies for dealing with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, and other regional threats to partner and ally nations. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
02/23/2015 : WALK AND TALK
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter thanks U.S. Army Lt. Gen. James L. Terry, commanding general of U.S. Army Central, after a regional security conference on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
02/23/2015 : POST EXERCISE
Navy Seamen Austin Field and John Waldron provide cover during an exercise in Port Hueneme, Calif., Feb. 19, 2015. Field and Waldron are construction mechanic constructionmen assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Debra Daco
02/23/2015 : KUWAITI FAREWELL
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter bids farewell to Kuwaiti military leaders after visiting Kuwait, Feb. 24, 2015. Carter completed his first international trip as defense secretary, stopping in Afghanistan and Kuwait to meet with government officials, military commanders and troops with whom he shared his appreciation. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
02/22/2015 : KANDAHAR TROOP TALK
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter addresses service members on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2015. Carter answered questions on various topics and thanked troops for their service. The visit is Carter’s first to Afghanistan as secretary. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
02/22/2015 : KANDAHAR ARRIVAL
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter talks with U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Viet Luong, commander of Train, Advise, Assist Command South, as he arrives on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2015. Carter received updates from leaders and met with service members during his first visit as secretary. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
02/22/2015 : KUWAIT MEETING
U. S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Khalid Al Jarrah Al Sabah in Kuwait City, Feb. 22, 2015. During his first overseas trip as secretary, Carter plans to meet with senior U.S. military and foreign leaders to assess operations in Afghanistan and the regional effort to contain and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
02/21/2015 : AFGHANISTAN ARRIVAL
U.S. Army Gen. John F. Campbell, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Operation Resolute Support, greets U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter as he arrives in Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 21, 2015. During his first overseas trip as secretary, Carter plans to meet with Afghan leaders and U.S. service members. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
02/21/2015 : TRIP DISCUSSION
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with reporters while en route to Afghanistan during his first overseas trip as secretary, Feb. 20, 2015. Carter said he planned to connect with Afghan leaders and assess the situation on the ground. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
02/21/2015 : LEADERS MEET
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 21, 2015. Carter also met with U.S. service members and local commanders during his first trip to Afghanistan as secretary. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
02/21/2015 : TROOP TALK
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with U.S. service members on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 21, 2015. Carter also met with Afghanistan’s president during his first trip there are secretary. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
02/21/2015 : TOWN HALL
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosts a town hall meeting with service members, Defense Department civilians and family members at Bucholz Army Airfield, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, Feb. 21, 2015. Dempsey discussed a range of topics including sequestration and current conflicts. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
02/20/2015 : SURGICAL PROCEDURE
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jada Leahy performs surgery on the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 16, 2015. The Bush is conducting training exercises in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Ciarra C. Thibodeaux
02/20/2015 : NIGHT TRAINING
Airmen prepare for a night patrol while participating in survival training during exercise Scorpion Lens 15 on North Auxiliary Airfield in North, S.C., Feb., 11, 2015. The airmen are assigned to the 1st Combat Camera Squadron on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jared Trimarchi
02/20/2015 : FIRE SCENARIO
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Justin Groom stokes the fire inside a scrap airplane during exercise Cobra Gold 2015 on a Thai navy airfield about 90 miles southeast of Bangkok, Feb 18, 2015. Groom is an aircraft rescue firefighter assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joshua Murray
02/20/2015 : FIRE TEAM
U.S. Marines describe what each member does in a fire team and why that position is important during a live-fire exercise in Okinawa, Japan. DoD screen shot
02/20/2015 : BATTLE MEMORIES
Lloyd Ford, a World War II Marine veteran, observes a wreath-laying ceremony at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va., Feb. 19, 2015. The ceremony commemorated the 70th anniversary of the battle of Iwo Jima. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Clayton Filipowicz
02/20/2015 : LOOKING BACK
Retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Wally Kaenzig, a World War II veteran and an Iwo Jima survivor, tells how he survived “26 days in hell” while speaking from his home in Galloway, N.J. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro
02/20/2015 : GOVERNORS MEETING
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, left, speaks with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson during a Council of Governors meeting at the Pentagon, Feb. 20, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
02/19/2015 : TEXAS ADDRESS
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at the 60th Student Conference on National Affairs at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, Feb. 19, 2015. DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando
02/19/2015 : CARTER PRIORITIES
Defense Secretary Ash Carter waves hello before he hosts an all-call meeting at the Pentagon, Feb. 19, 2015, to inform Defense Department personnel about his priorities as he takes office. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
02/19/2015 : ALL-CALL COMMENTS
Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts an all-call meeting at the Pentagon, Feb. 19, 2015, to inform Defense Department personnel about his priorities as he takes office. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
02/19/2015 : PENTAGON PERSONNEL
Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts an all-call meeting at the Pentagon, Feb. 19, 2015, to inform Defense Department personnel about his priorities as he takes office. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
02/19/2015 : GOODBYE WAVE
Defense Secretary Ash Carter waves goodbye after hosting an all-call meeting at the Pentagon, Feb. 19, 2015, to inform Defense Department personnel about his priorities as he takes office. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
02/19/2015 : CHAIRMAN'S TALK
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to about 700 attendees during a student conference on national affairs at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, Feb. 19, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
02/19/2015 : PASS AND REVIEW
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, his wife, Deanie, and Ryan C. Crocker, right, dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, render honors during a pass-and-review ceremony in College Station, Texas, Feb. 18, 2015. Dempsey visited the university to speak with students and meet with members of the Corps of Cadets. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
02/19/2015 : TEXAS ALUM
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shakes hands with Texas A&M University alumni in College Station, Texas, Feb. 18, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
02/19/2015 : CADET SALUTE
Members of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University salute Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, upon his arrival in College Station, Texas, Feb. 18, 2015. Dempsey visited the university to meet with cadets and talk with them on a range of topics. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
02/18/2015 : PALLET TRANSFERS
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Port directs pallet transfers during a replenishment between the guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook and the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall in the Mediterranean Sea, Feb. 12, 2015. The Cook is operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Karolina A. Oseguera
02/18/2015 : ENGINE INSPECTION
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel Hagaman inspects an F414-GE-400 Super Hornet engine during a test on the fantail of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Persian Gulf, Feb. 8, 2015. The carrier is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, including strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed. Hagaman is an aviation machinist's mate. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr.
02/18/2015 : GUADALUPE DELIVERY
The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe delivers supplies to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island during a nighttime vertical replenishment in the Pacific Ocean, Feb.12, 2015. The Makin Island is returning to homeport in San Diego from a seven-month deployment to the western Pacific and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ronald Gutridge
02/18/2015 : SNOW LOAD
National Guardsmen help remove snow in Braintree, Mass., Feb. 17, 2015. The guardsmen are assigned to the Vermont Army National Guard's Detachment 1, 131st Engineer Company. Vermont and Maine Guardsmen are supporting their Massachusetts counterparts as they respond to recent major snowfalls that have buried areas of the state. Vermont National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sarah Mattison
02/18/2015 : STEEL SPARKS
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Gavin Templeton practices welding on a steel plate aboard the USS John C. Stennis in Bremerton, Wash., Feb. 17, 2015. The Stennis is training to prepare for future deployments. Templeton is a hull maintenance technician. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Andre T. Richard
02/18/2015 : MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING
Marines conduct combat marksmanship training in Quantico, Va., Feb. 16, 2015. The Marines are assigned to Alpha Company, 2nd Transportation Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Desire M. Mora
02/18/2015 : PENTAGON BRIEFING
Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby answers questions during a press briefing at the Pentagon, Feb. 18, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
02/18/2015 : SCORPION BRIEFING
Air Force Staff Sgt. Samuel Weaver, center, gives a mission briefing during Exercise Scorpion Lens 2015 on North Auxiliary Air Field near North, S.C., Feb. 10 , 2015. Weaver is a maintenance technician assigned to the 1st Combat Camera Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jasmonet Jackson
02/17/2015 : RESCUE TRAINING
Search and rescue swimmers assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 4 train from an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter during qualifications in San Diego, Jan. 28, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shannon E. Renfroe
02/17/2015 : MORNING MISSION
A Marine prepares ammunition before a tank offensive during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 12, 2015. The Marines, assigned to the 1st Marine Division's Delta Company, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, conduct relevant live-fire training, urban operations and integration training that promotes operational forces readiness. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel St. Pierre
02/17/2015 : CARTER ARRIVAL
Incoming Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrives at the Pentagon to assume duties as the 25th defense secretary, Feb. 17, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
02/17/2015 : 'BIG 4' MEETING
Incoming Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts a "Big 4” round-table meeting with Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, right, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Pentagon, Feb. 17, 2015, as Carter assumed his new duties. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
02/17/2015 : SWEARING IN
Vice President Joe Biden swears in Ash Carter as the 25th defense secretary as Carter's wife, Stephanie, looks on during a private ceremony at the White House, Feb. 17, 2015. DoD screen shot
02/17/2015 : CARTER MESSAGE
Incoming Defense Secretary Ash Carter outlines his priorities as the Defense Department's new leader in a video message to the forces, Feb. 17, 2015. DoD screen shot
02/17/2015 : SNOW BLOW
Airman 1st Class Ryan Galante blows an overnight snowfall from a KC-135R Stratotanker on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Feb. 17, 2015. Galante, assigned to 108th Maintenance Squadron, 108th Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, operates the de-icing system from a cabin at the end of a 42-foot boom. Air National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Carl Clegg
02/17/2015 : ENERGY TARGET
Marine Corps Cpl. Justin M. Goodchild, right, assists Pfc. Luis A. Chavez with locating a simulated enemy target during ground-based air defense training on Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic, N.C., Feb. 3, 2015. Goodchild and Chavez are low-altitude air defense gunners assigned to 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. J. R. Heins
02/17/2015 : ASSAULT COURSE
Recruits run through a bayonet assault course on Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 2, 2015. The exercise included tire stabbing, getting in and out of a trench and using commands to conduct a combat rush. The recruits are assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jericho W. Crutcher
02/17/2015 : TRAINING TRIUMPH
Iraqi Army Maj. Fahmy, right, presents a decorative plaque to U.S. Army Capt. John Cumbie and thanks him for his efforts in training more than 1,400 trainees during a graduation ceremony on Camp Taji, Iraq, Feb. 13, 2015. Cumbie commands the 1st Infantry Division's Company C, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Stoutamire
02/13/2015 : JUNGLE TRAINING
A Thai military instructor, known as the "Snake Man,” shows the size of a cobra’s fangs to U.S. service members during a jungle survival training course on Camp Lotawin, Thailand, Feb. 12, 2015. The course teaches military members survival techniques and provides an opportunity for U.S, Thai and South Korean Marines to interact. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joshua Murray
02/13/2015 : 1000 HOURS
Air Force Lt. Col. Clayton Percle talks about his life-long love of fighter planes, triumph over adversity and the flight that made him the first U.S. Air Force active-duty pilot to break 1,000 flight hours in the F-22 Raptor on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Ala. Percle is the commander of the 525th Fighter Squadron. DoD screen shot
02/13/2015 : SPEED BOAT
Airmen aboard a patrol boat speed through the water near Dock Charlie on Joint Base Charleston – Weapons Station, S.C., Feb. 11, 2015. The airmen are assigned to the 628th Security Forces Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Clayton Cupit
02/13/2015 : CAMP FIRE
Airmen relax by a camp fire after completing a day of training during Exercise Scorpion Lens 15 on North Auxiliary Airfield in the city of North, S.C., Feb., 11, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder
02/13/2015 : FINAL APPROACH
An F-16 Fighting Falcon approaches the runway for landing during Red Flag 15-1 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 5, 2015. The F-16 crew is assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika
02/13/2015 : HEAT WAVE
Air Force Airman 1st Class Onnie McSpadden leads a group of firefighters to extinguish a fire on Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas, Feb. 3, 2015. McSpadden is a 127th Michigan Air National Guard firefighting apprentice. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson
02/13/2015 : GUIDING INSTRUCTIONS
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Adrian Martinezgarcia, left, instructs Petty Officer 2nd Class Jerry Williams as he directs a landing craft air cushion into the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex in the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 12, 2015. The Essex is underway completing certifications in preparation for an upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason M. Graham
02/13/2015 : MAINTENANCE CHECK
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Serena Reynolds check maintenance on an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Persian Gulf, Feb. 7, 2015. Reynolds is assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 73. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr.
02/13/2015 : PENTAGON BRIEFING
Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby takes questions during a press briefing at the Pentagon, Feb. 13, 2015. Kirby updated reporters on the transition between outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Ash Carter, the incoming defense secretary who soon will be sworn in. Kirby also discussed recent attacks in Iraq by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
02/13/2015 : CLAPPING-OUT CEREMONY
Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel receives a traditional clapping-out ceremony on his final work day as he leaves the Pentagon, Feb. 13, 2015. Hagel, the 24th defense secretary, is the only enlisted veteran to have been appointed to the cabinet position. The Senate confirmed Ash Carter, former deputy defense secretary, to serve as the next defense secretary. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
02/13/2015 : HAWKEYE EYES
U.S. Navy Airman Arturo Gourentchik performs maintenance on a E-2C Hawkeye on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Persian Gulf, Feb. 8, 2015. The Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Gourentchik is assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr.
02/12/2015 : AGREEMENT WITH ESTONIA
Acting Assistant Defense Secretary for Reserve Affairs Richard O. Wightman Jr., left, and Estonian Ambassador Eerik Marmei sign an official agreement at the Estonian Embassy in Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 2015, expanding opportunities for Guardsmen and reservists to exchange forces to improve NATO interoperability. The Military Reserve Exchange Program calls for exchanges in cyber, maneuver and special warfare. DoD photo by Steve Turner
02/12/2015 : BLACK HAWK TALK
U.S. Navy Seaman Patrick McCrimmon communicates with pilots from a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk as it airlifts simulated casualties during medical evacuation training at Udairi Range, Kuwait, Feb. 5, 2015. McCrimmon is a hospital corpsman assigned to Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Todd F. Michalek
02/12/2015 : CHAPLAIN CHAT
U.S. Army Capt. Ryan Mortensen visits with children of The Middle Mosque of Lop Buri during Cobra Gold 15 in Lop Buri, Thailand, Feb. 3, 2015. Mortensen is a chaplain assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Samantha Van Winkle
02/12/2015 : PARATROOPERS' MOON
Army paratroopers descend toward Holland drop zone during an airborne proficiency jump on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 11, 2015, The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger
02/12/2015 : SECURITY HALT
Airmen perform a security halt during Exercise Scorpion Lens 15 on North Auxiliary Airfield in North, S.C., Feb. 11, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook
02/12/2015 : SHOVELING SNOW
Army Sgt. Miguel Familla shovels snow away from a fire hydrant on Nantasket Avenue in Hull, Mass., Feb. 11, 2015. The soldiers, assigned to the Massachusetts Army National Guard, assisted local fire departments across the state to clear roads, open access to public buildings and free fire hydrants from mounds of snow. Familla is assigned to the 181st Engineer Company. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Evan Lane
02/12/2015 : A SECRETARY'S RESPECT
During his last week in office, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, far right, visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Feb. 11, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
02/12/2015 : HELICOPTER DUTIES
U.S. Army soldiers prepare Black Hawk helicopters for loading onto a ship to redeploy from Buchanan, Liberia, Feb. 10, 2015. The soldiers disassembled the helicopters at the 101st Sustainment Brigade’s Division Support Area near the Port of Buchanan. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
02/12/2015 : TROOP CHAT
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work speaks with missile alert crew members on Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Feb. 11, 2015. During his visit, Work met with nuclear enterprise airmen and toured the facilities. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
02/12/2015 : PERSIAN FLASH
Lightning flashes over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson as the ship transits the Persian Gulf, Feb. 8, 2015. The carrier is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr.
02/11/2015 : INDOOR OCEAN
The Navy's Indoor Ocean -- the maneuvering and seakeeping basin, or MASK -- is 240-feet wide, 360-feet long and holds over twelve-million gallons of water. Its mission is to test ship designs and ocean wave patterns at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, located in Maryland. DoD photo illustration by Jessica L.Tozer
02/11/2015 : HELMET TESTING
An airman tests a helmet on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Feb. 8, 2015. The airman is assigned to the 437th Operations Support Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dennis Sloan
02/11/2015 : DELIVERING ORDNANCE
A Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter delivers a pallet of ordnance to the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex. The ship is underway off the coast of California completing certifications in preparation for a 2015 deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher B. Janik
02/11/2015 : DESERT AMPHIBIAN
Marines prepare an assault amphibious vehicle during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 2, 2015. The Marines are assigned to Company D, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. William Hester
02/11/2015 : VIPER LANDING
A U.S. Navy sailor signals an AH-1Z Viper helicopter to land on the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island during routine flight operations in the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 4, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Lindahl
02/11/2015 : HANGAR TOUR
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work tours a B-52 weapons loading training hangar on Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Feb. 11, 2015. Work, who is chair of the Nuclear Deterrent Enterprise Review Group, is there to meet with nuclear enterprise airmen and tour the facilities. DoD photo by Claudette Roulo
02/11/2015 : HONOR CORDON
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel hosts an enhanced honor cordon for Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta upon his arrival at the Pentagon for meetings, Feb. 11, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
02/11/2015 : MINOT ARRIVAL
Air Force Col. Michael Lutton, commander, 91st Missile Wing, welcomes Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work as he arrives at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Feb. 10, 2015. Work, who is chair of the Nuclear Deterrent Enterprise Review Group, is there to meet with nuclear enterprise airmen and tour the facilities. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
02/11/2015 : HARRIER MOVE
U.S. Navy sailors prepare to move an AV-8B Harrier on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the East China Sea, Feb. 11, 2015. The ship is currently conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. The sailors are assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 231. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin V. Cunningham
02/10/2015 : WORK ARRIVAL
Navy Vice Adm. Kenneth Floyd, left, commander, U.S. Third Fleet, welcomes Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work to Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Feb. 9, 2015. While in San Diego, Work plans to attend the U.S. Naval Institute's 2015 Western Conference and Exposition, and later visit the Navy’s newest mobile landing platform under construction. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
02/10/2015 : BEARING WATCH
U.S. Navy Ens. Karl Ankersen reads the ship's bearing aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman in the Carribbean Sea, Feb. 4, 2015. The Ankersen is an electrical officer on the Kauffman. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Shane A. Jackson
02/10/2015 : SCORPION LENS
Air Force Senior Airman Jordan Castelan trains during Exercise Scorpion Lens 2015 on North Auxiliary Air Field, located near the city of North, S.C., Feb. 9 , 2015. The airman is a combat photojournalist assigned to 3rd Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia
02/10/2015 : DUSTY WORK
A U.S. soldier secures Marines to a cable dangling from a UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopter during a casualty evacuation exercise near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Feb. 5, 2015. Minnesota National Guard photo by U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Jess Nemec
02/10/2015 : KIRBY BRIEFING
Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby briefs reporters at the Pentagon, Feb. 10, 2015. Kirby expressed condolences on behalf of the Department to the family of Kayla Mueller who died while being held captive by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
02/10/2015 : DRIVING TECHNIQUES
Army Sgt. William Nagy drives a small unit support vehicle during a driver’s training course on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 4, 2015. The soldier is assigned to 4th Brigade Combat Team, Airborne, 25th Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Love
02/10/2015 : SAN DIEGO DEPARTURE
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work shakes hands with service members as he prepares to depart Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Feb. 10, 2015. While in San Diego, Work attended the U.S. Naval Institute's 2015 Western Conference and Exposition, and later visited the Navy’s newest mobile landing platform under construction. DoD photo by Claudette Roulo
02/09/2015 : DE-ICING
An Air National Guard crew chief de-ices a KC-135 Stratotanker on Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township, Mich., Feb. 4, 2015. The crew chief is assigned to the 191st Air Refueling Group. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Terry Atwell
02/09/2015 : OBSTACLE CLIMB
Air Force Master Sgt. Avel Villages attempts to complete an obstacle course during the Texas Military Forces Best Warrior Competition on Camp Swift near Bastrop, Texas, Feb. 6, 2015. Villages is assigned to the 149th Security Forces Squadron. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Praxedis Pineda
02/09/2015 : CAMP TAJI TRAINING
U.S. soldiers conduct a platoon live-fire demonstration for more than 1,000 Iraqi army trainees and officers on Camp Taji, Iraq, Feb, 5, 2015. In an upcoming session, Iraqis will lead a similar live-fire exercise requiring the use of complex maneuver and communication among units. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Stoutamire
02/09/2015 : RUSHING A BUILDING
U.S. soldiers rush a building during a platoon live-fire demonstration for Iraqi army trainees and officers on Camp Taji, Iraq, Feb, 5, 2015. In an upcoming session, Iraqis will lead a similar live-fire exercise requiring the use of complex maneuver and communication among units. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Stoutamire
02/09/2015 : TRAINEE REVIEW
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston, foreground right, reviews Iraqi army trainees passing by to observe a platoon live-fire demonstration on Camp Taji, Iraq, Feb, 5, 2015. Grinston is the senior enlisted advisor to the 1st Infantry Division. In an upcoming session, Iraqis will lead a similar live-fire exercise requiring the use of complex maneuver and communication among units. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Stoutamire
02/09/2015 : CAROLINA QUESTION
An audience member asks a question of Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a public forum with students and faculty of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Feb. 6, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
02/09/2015 : LEADER THOUGHTS
Marine Lance Cpl. Alexander Dalziel talks about what it means to be a team leader in the Marine Corps. Dalziel is assigned to Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment. DoD screen shot
02/09/2015 : WELCOME HOME
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Troy Brown greets his family after his return to homeport on Naval Base Ventura County, Calif., Feb. 5, 2015. Brown is a executive officer assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4. Seabees from the battalion were deployed to the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Lowell Whitman
02/09/2015 : WORK DEPARTURE
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work departs Joint Base Andrews, Md., Feb. 9, 2015, for San Diego, where he will speak at the U.S. Naval Institute's 2015 Western Conference and Exposition. Work is on a multi-day trip to discuss budget priorities, meet with nuclear enterprise troops and tour the U.S. Navy’s newest mobile landing platform. DoD photo by Claudette Roulo
02/09/2015 : SOUTH KOREAN VISIT
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently visited South Korea to meet with U.S. and South Korean forces to assess readiness and efforts to build alliances. The U.S. forces defend the border between South Korea and North Korea. DoD screen shot
02/09/2015 : EAGLE RADIO
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Caroline Leonard searches for music during a radio show on Aviano Air Base, Italy, Feb 3, 2015. Leonard is a broadcast journalist assigned to American Forces Network Europe. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lotz
02/07/2015 : CAMP TALK
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey talks with Marines and sailors assigned to the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force during a visit to Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 6, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
02/06/2015 : MOONLIGHT NIGHT
The guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut conducts an exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 3, 2015. The Farragut is training with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group to prepare for deployment. U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jackie Hart
02/06/2015 : MOUNTAIN VIEW
Air Force 1st Lt. Greg Johnston, left, and Capt. RJ Bergman fly a UH-1N Iroquois over a mountain range near Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Mont., Jan. 27, 2015. Johnston and Bergman are assigned to the 40th Helicopter Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Johnston
02/06/2015 : BLOOD DONORS
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work stops by the First Class Petty Officer Association blood drive at the Pentagon, Feb. 6, 2015, to thank volunteers and donors for their efforts. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
02/06/2015 : AIR DEFENSE
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, left, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Jose Villarreal about air defense during a visit to 7th Air Force on Osan Air Base, South Korea, Feb. 6, 2015. Villarreal is the senior enlisted advisor to the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Heather Denby
02/06/2015 : WHITE HOUSE FELLOWS
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with White House Fellows in Washington D.C., Feb. 5, 2015. The White House Fellows program offers exceptional young men and women firsthand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
02/06/2015 : CROSSING THE BROW
Sailors cross the brow of the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Feb. 5, 2015. The sailors returned from a seven-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Johans Chavarro
02/06/2015 : TANK TALK
U.S. Marines prepare for the tank mechanized assault course during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 1, 2015. The Marines are assigned to the 1st Marine Division's Delta Company, 1st Tanks Battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson
02/06/2015 : MINE BLAST
A Marine Corps assault breaching vehicle detonates a line charge to clear a mine during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 4, 2015. The Marines are assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Donald R. Allen
02/05/2015 : NATO BRIEF
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel conducts a news conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Feb. 5, 2015. Hagel addressed a range of topics including security across the Continent and Russian aggression in Ukraine. DoD screen shot
02/05/2015 : ROBOT FIREFIGHTER
Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory have developed a humanoid robot that can fight fires and improve future shipboard firefighting capabilities. DoD screen shot
02/05/2015 : LEAPING 'BABY'
Baby, a military working dog, bites Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Charlie Hardesty as children watch during a demonstration at Joshua Tree Elementary School in Joshua Tree, Calif. Jan. 29, 2015. Hardesty is a kennel master assigned to the K9 unit of the Provost Marshal’s Office. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Julio McGraw
02/05/2015 : DOWN RANGE HOWITZER
U.S. Marines fire an M777-A2 howitzer down range during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15 on Camp Wilson at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 31, 2015. The Marines are assigned to 1st Battalion,12th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson
02/05/2015 : FREEZING PLUNGE
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. John Freeseha begins singing the Marines' Hymn after completing a plunge into freezing water during an ice-breaker drill as part of Winter Mountain Leaders Course 1-15 at Levitt Lake on Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., Jan. 30, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Charles Santamaria
02/05/2015 : REFUELING TRAINING
A KC-135 Stratotanker supplies fuel to a C-17 Globemaster during a pilot training mission off the coast of North Carolina, Feb. 3, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brandon Shapiro
02/05/2015 : HAGEL ADDRESS
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel holds a news conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Feb. 5, 2015. Hagel addressed a range of topics, including security across the continent and Russian aggression in Ukraine. NATO photo
02/05/2015 : BREACHER VEHICLE
A Marine prepares an assault breacher vehicle for a mechanized assault course during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 1, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew L. Garcia
02/05/2015 : HAGEL REMARKS
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks at a press conference at the NATO defense ministers meetings in Brussels, Feb. 5, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
02/04/2015 : RAINBOW TRANSIT
The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis transits through a rainbow at sea, Feb. 3, 2015. The Stennis is training to prepare for future deployments. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez
02/04/2015 : CUTTING STEEL
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Honer Villanueva cuts rebar beams with an oxygen acetylene torch during a seaplane ramp construction project in Coronado, Calif., Feb. 03, 2015. Villanueva is a steelworker assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark El-Rayes
02/04/2015 : JOINT TRAINING
U.S. Army and Lithuanian soldiers conduct training operations in Rukla, Lithuania, Feb. 3, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to Lightning Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. The Lithuanian soldiers are assigned to Algirdas Battalion, Iron Wolf Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jaccob Hearn
02/04/2015 : RUBBER BOAT OPERATIONS
U.S. Marines and Navy sailors conduct boat operations using rubber raiding craft in the well deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard in Aichi, Japan, Feb. 2, 2015. The Marines are assigned to Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Ismael Pena
02/04/2015 : SPORTS MENTOR
Retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Crane encourages his fellow athletes at the Air Force Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports and Reconditioning Camp on Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, Jan. 19-23, 2015. Crane is an adaptive sports mentor and Air Force wounded warrior athlete. DoD screen shot
02/04/2015 : FARM FIELD
U.S. and Czech soldiers patrol along a canal and a farm field near a village in Parwan province, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler
02/03/2015 : LAUNCHER LOOK
A U.S. soldier looks through the sight of a Lithuanian rocket launcher during a training exercise in Rukla, Lithuania, Feb. 2, 2015. The soldier is assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Jaccob Hearn
02/03/2015 : WHEELS AT WORK
U.S. Army Sgt. Gordon Scott shows what an all-terrain vehicle can do to soldiers during a safety course in Boeblingen, Germany, Jan. 29, 2015. Scott is assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group. The solders are assigned to 554th Military Police Company. U.S. Army photo by Jason Johnston
02/03/2015 : BOAT OPERATIONS
U.S. Marines train with a rubber raiding craft from the USS Bonhomme Richard in Aichi, Japan, Feb. 2, 2015. The Marines and sailors launched and recovered the boat to prepare for their upcoming patrol. The Marines are assigned to Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Ismael Pena
02/03/2015 : COOL SCHOOL
Air Force Staff Sgt. Seth Reab builds a small fire with a pile of tender branches during Arctic Survival School on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Reab is a school instructor assigned to Detachment 1, 66th Training Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.
02/03/2015 : CHOCK CHASE
U.S. Navy Seaman Thoren Pond prepares to remove chocks and chains from an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter during flight operations on the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher in the Persian Gulf, Jan. 31, 2015. The Mitscher is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, which includes strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony R. Martinez
02/03/2015 : BUBBLE WATCH
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Scott Hudson and Petty Officer 2nd Class David Stewart watch an aircraft launch from the bubble on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis at sea, Feb. 1, 2015. The carrier is training to prepare for future deployments. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez
02/03/2015 : PENTAGON BRIEFING
Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby briefs reporters at the Pentagon, Feb. 3, 2015. Kirby provided an update on the ongoing fight against the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant, or ISIL. He also read a statement from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, expressing his condolences to the family of Jordanian air force fighter pilot 1st Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh and fellow Jordanian citizens for the pilot's murder by ISIL militants. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
02/03/2015 : SOUTH KOREAN SHARING
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, left, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to retired South Korean Army Gen. Paik Sun-yup, former army chief of staff, during an office call on Yongsan Garrison in Seoul, South Korea, Feb. 3, 2015. Battaglia met South Korean troops as part of his four-day visit to the peninsula. DoD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
02/03/2015 : FLYOVER FOCUS
Airmen prepare their aircraft on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 1, 2015, to fly over the Super Bowl during the event later in the day. The airmen are assigned to the Air Force Thunderbirds air demonstration squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez
02/02/2015 : BUDGET BRIEF
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discuss the president’s fiscal year 2016 budget request during a news conference at the Pentagon, Feb. 2, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
02/02/2015 : PENTAGON BRIEFING
Mike McCord, left, DoD comptroller and chief financial officer, and Air Force Lt. Gen. Mark Ramsay, director, the Joint Staff’s director of force structure, resources and assessment, brief reporters on the president's fiscal year 2016 defense budget at the Pentagon, Feb. 2, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
02/02/2015 : COMBAT GLIDING
Marines practice "combat gliding" during the Integrated Training Exercise 2-15 on Camp Wilson in Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 30, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kathryn Howard
02/02/2015 : STALLION LANDING
A Marine guides a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter to the landing zone while participating in an air assault course event during the Integrated Training Exercise 2-15 at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 31, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith
02/02/2015 : FALL OUT PERFORMANCE
Rock group Fall Out Boy performs during the VH1 Concert for the troops on Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 30, 2015. Former 98 Degrees band member Nick Lachey hosted the event held to show support for the troops. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz
02/02/2015 : SUPER FLYOVER
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over during opening ceremonies for Super Bowl XLIX at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.., Feb. 1, 2015. Members of the Joint Armed Forces Color Guard also performed during the event. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller
02/02/2015 : SMOKE RUN
A U.S. soldier runs to his next objective under the cover of purple smoke during a squad training exercise in Adazi, Latvia, Jan. 28, 2015. The training event is part of the squad's participation in Operation Atlantic Resolve. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jaccob Hearn
02/02/2015 : RED FLAG LAUNCH
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft launches during Red Flag 15-1 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 26, 2015. The pilot and aircraft are assigned to the 134th Fighter Squadron, Burlington Air National Guard Base, Vt. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika
02/02/2015 : SECURITY WATCH
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Hickman provides security from behind a partial stone wall during a patrol with Czech and Afghan soldiers through a village in Parwan province, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2015. Hickman is assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler
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