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04/21/2015 : CONGRESSIONAL GOLD
Army Air Corps Sgt. Amelia Jones, a veteran of the original Tuskegee Airmen, addresses the audience after receiving the Congressional Gold Medal at Hospice Savannah in Savannah, Ga., April 19, 2015. Attendees witnessed the 95-year-old veteran receive her medal, one of the two highest civilian awards in the United States. U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia (not pictured), Army Brig. Gen. James R. Blackburn Jr., right, and Army Command Sgt. Maj. Stanley Varner (not pictured) presented the medal. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Wrigley
04/21/2015 : GREETINGS
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, exchanges greetings with Yousef Al Otaiba, the United Arab Emirates ambassador to the United States, in Washington, D.C., April 20, 2015. Carter met with the ambassador and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the UAE to discuss the U.S.-UAE bilateral defense relationship and other issues. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
04/21/2015 : DEFENSE DISCUSSION
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, meets with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates to discuss the U.S.-UAE bilateral defense relationship and other issues in Washington, D.C., April 20, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
04/21/2015 : GROWLER TAKEOFF
An E/A-18G Growler launches from the flight deck of the USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean, April 20, 2015. The Stennis is undergoing training to assess its abilities to conduct combat missions, support functions and survive complex casualty control situations. The E/A-18G Growler is assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 133. U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez
04/21/2015 : NIGHT SEARCH
As seen through a night-vision device, Marines breach a door during visit, board, search, and seizure training on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., April 17, 2015. The Marines are assigned to Maritime Raid Force, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andre Dakis
04/21/2015 : HUMPHREYS BUILDING
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus offers remarks at a renaming ceremony for the Humphreys Building at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., April 20, 2015. The building, recently reopened after a gunman killed 12 people Sept. 16, 2013, is the headquarters for the Naval Sea Systems Command. It was named after Joshua Humphreys, the architect of the original six U.S. Navy frigates, including the USS Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Sam Shavers
04/21/2015 : SABER JUNCTION
U.S. Army soldiers transmit information while conducting zone reconnaissance during exercise Saber Junction 15 at the U.S. Army’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, April 16, 2015. The exercise prepares NATO and partner nation forces for offensive, defensive and stability operations and promotes interoperability among participants. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lloyd Villanueva
04/21/2015 : MIDSHIPMEN SPEECH
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the graduating class of midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., April 21, 2015. Dempsey is on a two-day tour of the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy and Harvard University. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
04/21/2015 : SHOOTING FLARES
Naval aviators shoot flares from an EA-6B Prowler during routine training above eastern North Carolina, April 14, 2015. The Marines are pilots are assigned to Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Training Squadron 1. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics
04/20/2015 : SEARCH AND SEIZURE
Marines fast rope from an SH-60 Seahawk helicopter onto a ship during visit, board, search and seizure training off the coast of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., April 14, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andre Dakis
04/20/2015 : WORKING LUNCH
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts a working lunch for German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen at the Pentagon, April 20, 2015. The two defense leaders met to discuss matters of mutual importance. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
04/20/2015 : MARATHON SOLDIERS
Soldiers run along a stretch of Heartbreak Hill during the Boston Marathon in Newton, Mass., April 20, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the Massachusetts National Guard. While nearly 500 soldiers and airmen were activated to support the marathon, others opted to participate in the race. Massachusetts National Guard photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kyleen Kelleher
04/20/2015 : CANINE CHAT
Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Rettschlag talks to his military dog, Onur, during Gunfighter Flag 15-2 on Saylor Creek Range, Idaho, April 15, 2015. Rettschlag is a military working dog handler assigned to the 366th Security Forces Squadron, which participated in the exercise to train in realistic scenarios with joint service members in a tactical environment. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Connor J. Marth
04/20/2015 : THE BASIC SCHOOL
Marine Corps officers listen to a briefing for a field training exercise on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., April 16, 2015. The exercise was the final event for all officers before their graduation from The Basic School, which teaches them how to lead and inspire fellow Marines. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
04/20/2015 : SEARCH EXERCISE
U.S. Marines prepare to board a landing craft from a combat rubber raiding craft during a routine visit, board, search and seizure exercise in the Gulf of Aden, April 9, 2015. The Marines are assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez
04/20/2015 : REFUELING A SPIRIT
An Air Force B-2B Spirit receives fuel from a KC-10A during a training mission near Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 11, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Kelly
04/20/2015 : ASSAULT TRAINING
U.S. and Portuguese Marines execute an assault exercise near Lisbon, Portugal, April 10, 2015. The Marines are assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa. DoD screen shot
04/20/2015 : RENAMING CEREMONY
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus offers remarks at a renaming ceremony for the Humphreys Building at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., April 20, 2015. The building, recently reopened after a gunman killed 12 people Sept. 16, 2013, was named after Joshua Humphreys, a Navy shipbuilder. The building is the headquarters for the Naval Sea Systems Command. DoD screen shot
04/18/2015 : OPERATIONS UPDATE
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work listens to a briefing at the Joint Operations Center, U.S. Africa Command, during a visit to Kelley Barracks, Germany, April 17, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
04/17/2015 : WORK MEETING
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, right, meets with U.S. Army Gen. David Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Africa Command, during a visit to Kelley Barracks, Germany, April 17, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
04/17/2015 : CASUALTY EXERCISE
Soldiers move a simulated casualty from one building to another as part of the Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01 on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 15, 2015,. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marianique Santos
04/17/2015 : ARRIVAL GREETING
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, center, is greeted by U.S. Lt. Gen. William Garrett, deputy commander, U.S. European Command as he arrives on Stuttgart Army Airfield in Stuttgart, Germany, April 16, 2015, to meet with leaders of U.S. European Command. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
04/17/2015 : RAID EXERCISE
Marines ride a rigid-hull inflatable boat to their objective during a certification exercise off the coast of Los Angeles, April 11, 2015. The Marines executed a simulated precision raid at the Port of Los Angeles to test their skills before deploying. The Marines are assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Anna Albrecht
04/17/2015 : DEMPSEY GREETING
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets Emily Elizabeth Kliewer, Navy Child of the Year nominee, during the annual Military Child of the Year awards gala in Arlington, Va., April 16, 2015. The event recognizes outstanding military children representing each of the service branches. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
04/17/2015 : DIGNIFIED TRANSFER
Air Force Rabbi (Maj.) Sarah Schechter reads from the Torah while the honor guard escorts the casket containing the remains of Capt. Richard D. Chorlins into the Cadet Chapel at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., April 14, 2015. Chorlins was killed in Vietnam in January 1970. His remains were transferred to the academy in a dignified arrival ceremony for burial in the Academy Cemetery April 14, 2015. Schechter is a Cadet Chapel Jewish chaplain. U.S. Air Force photo by Liz Copan
04/17/2015 : FIREFIGHTING TECHNIQUES
U.S. sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt practice firefighting techniques during a general quarters drill in the Red Sea, April 8, 2015. The carrier is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, which includes strike operations in Iraq and Syria. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Liaghat
04/17/2015 : WINNING YOUR WINGS
The Air Force Reserve dates back to April 14, 1948. Retried Brig. Gen. Jimmy Stewart explains that teamwork is what makes the 67-year-old Air Force Reserve effective. DoD screen shot
04/17/2015 : LEAP AND BITE
A military working dog leaps to bite a bite suit during a K-9 demonstration on Scott Air Force Base, Ill, April 17, 2015. The bite suit helps protect handlers and trainers while training the dogs on controlled aggression. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristin English
04/16/2015 : AIR FORCE GREETING
Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander Air Force Space Command, right, and Air Force Secretary Deborah James, center, greet Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work as he arrives at the Scitor Complex to attend and speak at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 15, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
04/16/2015 : SOLDIERS LUNCH
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work has lunch with soldiers from the 10th Special Forces Group during a visit to Fort Carson, Colo., Apr. 15, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
04/16/2015 : NATIONAL DEFENSE DINNER
Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, makes remarks at the National Defense Industrial Association in McLean, Va., April 15, 2015. The dinner honored former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who received the Dwight D. Eisenhower award for his lifetime of public service. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
04/16/2015 : SOLDIER VISIT
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work speaks with soldiers as he tours a maintenance facility on Fort Carson, Colo., April 15, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade. DoD photo by Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
04/16/2015 : FLYING DEBRIS
An HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter lands to pick up "wounded" airmen from the casualty collection point during training on Camp Smith, N.Y., April 12, 2015. The airmen are assigned to the New York National Guard's 106th Security Forces Squadron. New York National Guard photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
04/16/2015 : DEFENSE PORTRAIT UNVEILING
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, applauds during the unveiling of the official portrait for former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, right, at the Pentagon, April 16, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st class Clydell Kinchen
04/16/2015 : PANETTA PORTRAIT
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, shakes hands with former Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta at the portrait unveiling of Panetta at the Pentagon, April 16, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
04/16/2015 : RAPPELLING TRAINING
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Aaron C. Brackett rappels up a wall at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy in San Angelo, Texas, April 8, 2015. Bracket is the noncommissioned officer in charge of the 312th Training Squadron rescue course. U.S. Air force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin Boyer
04/16/2015 : SOLDIER RIDE
President Barack Obama, center, Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert MacDonald cheer at the start of the Wounded Warrior Project's annual Soldier Ride at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 16, 2015. The four-day cycling event offers wounded service members and veterans an opportunity to overcome physical, mental and emotional wounds. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
04/16/2015 : WOUNDED WARRIORS
President Barack Obama applauds wounded warrior cyclists at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 16, 2015. Wounded military veterans from each service rode their cycles around the White House south lawn to raise awareness for wounded veterans as part of the annual Wounded Warrior Project's soldier ride. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
04/16/2015 : PENTAGON BRIEFING
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, brief reporters at the Pentagon, April 16, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
04/15/2015 : OFFICIAL GREETING
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, left, exchanges greetings with Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael Dubie, deputy commander of U.S. Northern Command and vice commander of the U.S. element of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, upon arriving on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., to meet with service members, April, 14, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
04/15/2015 : WINNEFELD ADDRESS
Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld, Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses an audience attending the Navy League Sea-Air-Space 50th Anniversary Banquet in National Harbor, Md., April 14, 2015. DoD photo by U.S.Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
04/15/2015 : NIGHT JUMP
As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. and British paratroopers jump during Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01 on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 13, 2015. The U.S. paratroopers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division and the British paratroopers are assigned to the 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment, 16 Air Assault Brigade. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jasmonet Jackson
04/15/2015 : QUICK REST
Quick, a military working dog, rests next to his owner, Marine Corps Cpl. Gerard V. Scparta, after successfully completing a vehicle search during Exercise Desert Scimitar 2015 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif, April 9, 2015. Scparta, a military policeman and dog handler, and Quick are assigned to 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. U.S. Marine Coprs photo by Lance Cpl. April Price
04/15/2015 : PANAMA TRANSIT
The guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman transits the Panama Canal, Panama, April 10, 2015. The Kauffman is supporting Operation Martillo, a joint effort with the U.S. Coast Guard and partner nations within the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Shane A. Jackson
04/15/2015 : BRIDGE VIEW
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Vincent Neighbor monitors nearby surface contacts from the bridge of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility in the East China Sea, April 11, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Edward Guttierrez III.
04/15/2015 : LEADERS MEET
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at Blair House in Washington, D.C., April 15, 2015. U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other leaders also participated. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
04/15/2015 : WELDER WORK
A U.S. sailor welds metal in the pipe shop on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility, April 14, 2015. The carrier is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, which includes strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Josh Petrosino
04/15/2015 : OVERCOMING OBSTACLES
Army Staff Sgt. Ben Driscoll makes his way through an obstacle course during the Michigan National Guard Best Warrior competition on Fort Custer, Mich., April 12, 2015. The annual event tests ability to perform warrior tasks in various scenarios. Michigan Army National Guard photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Helen Miller
04/15/2015 : AIR DOMINANCE
An F-22 Raptor takes to the sky during a demonstration of air dominance over Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., April 11, 2015. The event featured members of the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, the Air Force aerial demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, and the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Javier Cruz
04/15/2015 : DECORATED SHIRTS
Navy officers walk by a display of T-shirts decorated to support survivors of sexual assault and mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month during an event at the Pentagon, April 15, 2015. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
04/15/2015 : LINCOLN COMMEMORATION
Navy Cmdr. Maurice Buford, left, Chief Petty Officer Jeremy Crandall, right, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Danian Douglas stand in front of President Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Springfield, Ill., April 15, 2015, during an event to mark the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination. Crandall is a cryptologic technician. Sailors assigned to the USS Abraham Lincoln also participated in ceremonies at Ford's Theater and President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington, D.C. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Evan Parker
04/15/2015 : ELIMINATE SEXUAL ASSAULT
While the Air Force has a policy of zero tolerance for sexual assault, the month of April is dedicated to increasing awareness of the problem and resources to deal with it. This video from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, addresses some of the myths associated with sexual assault. DoD screen shot
04/14/2015 : MAKING A SPLASH
An amphibious assault vehicle splashes from the well deck of the USS Kearsarge into the Atlantic Ocean, April 13, 2015. Marines used the amphibious assault vehicles as transportation to the shore of Onslow Beach, Camp Lejeune, N.C. More than 200 Marines simulated being part of a Marine Expeditionary Unit element deployed to conduct ship-to-shore assault. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kirstin Merrimarahajara
04/14/2015 : LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at a Volunteer Leadership Symposium breakfast hosted by the University of Notre Dame at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Washington D.C., April, 14, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
04/14/2015 : HONOR CORDON
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, center left, hosts an honor cordon to welcome Iraqi Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi, center right, to the Pentagon, April 14, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
04/14/2015 : SIMULATED CASUALTY
Marines carry a simulated casualty to an aerial landing zone during an urban training exercise on Fort Pickett, Va., April 11, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough
04/14/2015 : REMOVING THE NETTING
U.S. Navy Seaman Kirsten Zapata removes a cargo net from a crate during a replenishment at sea aboard the USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean, April 10, 2015. The ship is undergoing an assessment of its abilities to conduct combat missions, perform support functions and survive complex casualty control situations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez
04/14/2015 : MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
U.S. Army Maj. Angelo Carter checks a patient's lymph nodes during a medical readiness training exercise in support of the Beyond the Horizon 2015 mission in El Coco, El Salvador, April 13, 2015. Carter is a physician assistant assigned to the 349th Combat Support Hospital. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Cliff Coy
04/14/2015 : RUNWAY TAXIING
F-15E Strike Eagles await approval to take off from Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho during exercise Gunfighter Flag 15-2, April 13, 2015. Military members and civilians across the base participated in the event. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Connor J. Marth
04/14/2015 : WINDOW EXIT
A Marine exits a building through a window during military operations in urban terrain training on Fort Pickett, Va., April 11, 2015. The Marines are assigned to Golf Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jalen D. Phillips
04/13/2015 : FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION
Members of the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, prepare for a performance during the 2015 Air Show on Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., April 12, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Olivia G. Ortiz
04/13/2015 : AIRCRAFT FIRE DRILL
U.S. sailors rush to fight a simulated fire during a helicopter emergency landing drill on the guided-missile cruiser USS Mustin south of Japan, April 8, 2015. The Mustin is supporting Indo-Asia-Pacific security and stability in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman David Flewellyn
04/13/2015 : SOLDIER INSTRUCTIONS
A U.S. soldier, standing right, provides instructions for Iraqi soldiers rehearsing bounding movements on Besmaya Range Complex in Iraq, April 7, 2015. The U.S. soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. They are training Iraqi soldiers with the 75th Brigade, 16th Division to increase the Iraqi division’s combat proficiency and build military capacity in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Deja Borden
04/13/2015 : LINE JUMP
U.S. and British paratroopers perform a static line jump over Holland Drop Zone in preparation for Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01 on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 11, 2015. The U.S. paratroopers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sean Martin
04/13/2015 : WORK MEETING
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, second from left, meets with Peter Maurer, right, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, at the Pentagon, April 13, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
04/13/2015 : SEA HAWK HOIST
A member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon 621 is hoisted by an HH-60H Seahawk helicopter assigned to the Dragonslayers of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 11 during a mine disposal exercise in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, April 12, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class William Spears
04/12/2015 : PACIFIC COMMENTS
Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks to sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones in Honolulu, April 11, 2015. Carter visited the ship during the last stop of his Asia-Pacific trip and thanked the sailors for their efforts to help maintain peace and security in the region. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
04/12/2015 : LUNCH MATES
Defense Secretary Ash Carter eats lunch with junior sailors aboard the USS John Paul Jones in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, April 11, 2015. Carter thanked the sailors for their efforts to help maintain peace and security in the region as he concluded his Asia-Pacific trip. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
04/11/2015 : TEST FIRE
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jason Cangemi test fires an M4 carbine during live-fire training at the firing range in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., April 9, 2015. Under real-world tactical conditions, a suppressor likely would mute the muzzle flash. Cangemi is assigned to the New York Air National Guard. The training included tactical movement, responding to incoming fire, retrieving and caring for wounded individuals, and night shooting. New York Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
04/11/2015 : FORT HOOD CEREMONY
Army Secretary John M. McHugh presents the Purple Heart to retired Army Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford Jr. during the Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom award ceremony on Fort Hood, Texas, April 10, 2015. The event honored the 13 people killed and more than 30 injured in a gunman’s 2009 shooting rampage on the base. U.S. Army photo by Daniel Cernero
04/11/2015 : HONORING THE FALLEN
Jeffrey and Sheryll Pearson look at the portrait of their son, Army Pfc. Michael Pearson, before the Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom award ceremony on Fort Hood, Texas, April 10, 2015. The event honored the 13 people killed and more than 30 injured in a gunman’s 2009 shooting rampage on the base. U.S. Army photo by Daniel Cernero
04/11/2015 : LIVE-FIRE FOCUS
U.S. Army Pfc. Andrew Ochoa, left, and Army Spc. Nicholas Carrillo take a firing position during a live-fire exercise in Romania, April 8, 2015. Ochoa and Carrillo are assigned to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment. The exercise aims to demonstrate unit capabilities to Romanian military counterparts to support Operation Atlantic Resolve South. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William A. Tanner
04/11/2015 : EXTERNAL LIFT
Marines conduct an external lift with a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during a weapons and tactics course for instructors near Yuma, Ariz., April 3, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jodson B. Graves
04/11/2015 : COLOR-COORDINATED CALL
U.S. Navy Capt. Joey Tynch, commanding officer of the assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard, addresses sailors and Marines during an all-hands call on the flight deck at Sasebo Harbor, April 9, 2015. The Bonhomme Richard is offloading ordnance in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin V. Cunningham
04/11/2015 : HAWKEYE LANDING
An E-2C Hawkeye lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush during night flight operations in the Atlantic Ocean, April 4, 2015. The carrier is conducting training exercises in the Atlantic Ocean. The Hawkeye is assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Christopher D. Gaines
04/10/2015 : SOUTH KOREAN HANDSHAKE
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, shakes hands with South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, April 10, 2015. Carter is visiting the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility to make observations for the future force and the rebalance to the Pacific. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
04/10/2015 : JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at a joint press conference with South Korean Defense Minister Han Min Koo at the Ministry of National Defense in Seoul, South Korea, April 10, 2015. Carter is on a visit to the U.S. Pacific Command Area of Responsibility to make observations for the future force and the rebalance to the Pacific. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
04/10/2015 : OFFICIAL WELCOME
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter shakes hands with South Korean Defense Minister Han Min Koo on Pyeongtaek Naval Base, South Korea, April 10, 2015. Carter is on a visit to the U.S. Pacific Command Area of Responsibility to make observations for the future force and the rebalance to the Pacific. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
04/10/2015 : HONOR CEREMONY
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, attends an honor guard ceremony with South Korean Defense Minister Han Min Koo at the Ministry of National Defense in Seoul, South Korea, April 10, 2015. Carter is on a visit to the U.S. Pacific Command Area of Responsibility to make observations for the future force and the rebalance to the Pacific. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
04/10/2015 : PAINT JOB
Navy Seamen Juan Gaviriacharry, left, and Ignacio Ramirez paint the aviation boatswain's mate wings onto the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in San Diego, April 7, 2015. The carrier is undergoing maintenance on Naval Base Coronado, Calif. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Burke
04/10/2015 : WEAPONS COURSE
Marines participate in a raid exercise during a weapons and tactics course for instructors on Yuma Proving Grounds near Yuma, Ariz., April 8, 2015. The Marines are infantrymen assigned to the 1st Marine Division's 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal
04/10/2015 : DADDY, DAUGHTER TIME
Army Spc. Jeffrey Mitchell and his daughter, Ava Grace, talk during a daddy and daughter relationship cruise in Savannah, Ga., April 2, 2015. Mitchell is assigned to 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Gaelen Lowers
04/10/2015 : TRAINING COURSE
New York Air National Guard members conduct a multiday, live-fire course at the firing range in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., April 9, 2015. The training included tactical movement, responding to incoming fire, retrieving and caring for wounded individuals, and night shooting. The soldiers are assigned to the 103rd Rescue Squadron, 106th Rescue Wing. New York Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
04/10/2015 : ARMS TRAINING
New York Air National Guard members conduct a training course on the firing range in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., April 9, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the 103rd Rescue Squadron, 106th Rescue Wing. New York Air National Guard by Staff Sergeant Christopher S Muncy
04/09/2015 : BETTER BUYING
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work briefs reporters during a news conference on innovation and Better Buying Power 3.0 at the Pentagon, April 9, 2015. Work and Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall conducted the briefing. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
04/09/2015 : INNOVATIONS BRIEF
Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall hosts a news conference on innovation and Better Buying Power 3.0 at the Pentagon, April 9, 2015. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work also participated. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
04/09/2015 : WELDING WORK
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jordan Barfield uses tungsten inert gas to weld a nitrogen cart booster stand on Aviano Air Base in Italy, April 8, 2015. Barfield is an aircraft metals technology journeyman assigned to the 31st Maintenance Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Areca T. Wilson
04/09/2015 : MISSILE CALIBRATION
U.S. soldiers calibrate a Javelin missile launcher's Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System before the start of field operations for Saber Junction 15 in Hohenfels, Germany, April 6, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Caleb Barrieau
04/09/2015 : CARTER IN OSAN
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with service members during a troop event on Osan Air Base, South Korea, April 9, 2015. It is Carter's first trip as secretary to the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen ties and reaffirm commitment to the rebalance. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
04/09/2015 : OSAN VISIT
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks to service members during a troop event on Osan Air Base in South Korea, April 9, 2015. Carter is on a visit to the U.S. Pacific Command Area of Responsibility to make observations for the future force and the rebalance to the Pacific. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
04/09/2015 : MISSION BRIEF
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is briefed on the missions and capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon by members of the 51st Fighter Wing on Osan Air Base in South Korea, April 9, 2015. Carter is on a visit to the U.S. Pacific Command Area of Responsibility to make observations for the future force and the rebalance to the Pacific. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
04/09/2015 : CARTER MEETS LIPPERT
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert at the Distinguished Visitors Lounge on Osan Air Base in South Korea, April 9, 2015. Carter is on a visit to the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen ties and reaffirm commitment to the rebalance. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
04/09/2015 : SNIPER HILL
A Marine fires downrange on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, April 8, 2015. The Marine is a scout sniper assigned to Sniper Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Julian Temblador
04/09/2015 : VISITING TROOPS
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter talks with service members and families on Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 9, 2015, where he hosted a town hall in observance of Month of the Military Child. Carter is on a visit to the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen ties and reaffirm commitment to the rebalance. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
04/09/2015 : CAST SIGNING
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter signs the cast of a military child on Yokota Air Base in Japan, April 9, 2015. Carter hosted a town hall with service members and their families in observance of Month of the Military Child. Carter is on a visit to the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen ties and reaffirm commitment to the rebalance. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
04/09/2015 : TACTICAL POSITIONS
Left to right: U.S. Army Spc. Simon Saliba, 1st Lt. David A. Poole and Sgt. Timothy Dehaas obtain tactical security positions as fellow soldiers move toward their objective during a live-fire exercise in Romania, April 8, 2015. The purpose of the exercise is to demonstrate unit capabilities to Romanian military counterparts in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve South. The soldiers are assigned to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William A. Tanner
04/09/2015 : BIDEN SPEECH
Vice President Joe Biden speaks on U.S. policy in Iraq at National Defense University on Fort McNair, April 9, 2015. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
04/09/2015 : PILOT FOR A DAY
Airman 1st Class Luke Locken helps a child try on flight gear during a 4th Fighter Wing Pilot for a Day event on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina, April 3, 2015. Locken is an aircrew flight equipment technician assigned to 4th Operations Support Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley J. Thum
04/09/2015 : LOADING CRATES
Sailors transfer cargo crates during a replenishment at sea aboard the USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean, April 3, 2015. The ship is undergoing an assessment of its abilities to conduct combat missions, perform support functions and survive complex casualty control situations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez
04/08/2015 : NEWS CONFERENCE
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter participates in a joint news conference with Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, April 8, 2015. Carter is on a visit to the U.S. Pacific Command Area of Responsibility to make observations for the future force and the rebalance to the Pacific. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
04/08/2015 : FREE FALL JUMP
A Coast Guard rescue swimmer conducts a free fall direct deployment from an HH-65D Dolphin helicopter in the Pacific Ocean, April 7, 2015. The HH-65D Dolphin is assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers
04/08/2015 : WINDOW VIEW
U.S. Army Pvt. 2nd Class Dominic Sblendario, left, and Sgt. Gary Cole provide security after arriving at their objective during a live-fire exercise at Smardan Training Area, Romania, April 6, 2015. Sblendario and Cole are assigned to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Tanner
04/08/2015 : HEAVING LINES
U.S. sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald heave a line to connect a fuel probe from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos during a replenishment at sea in the South China Sea, April 5, 2015. The Fitzgerald is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Patrick Dionne
04/08/2015 : BRACING FOR SHOCK
U.S. and South Korean soldiers participate in demolitions tactics and procedures training during exercise Foal Eagle in South Korea near the Demilitarized Zone, March 30, 2015. The U.S. soldiers are assigned to the 25th Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher R. Baker
04/08/2015 : EASTER SMILES
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jude Exantus shows a child an assault amphibious vehicle during a USO Easter celebration on Camp Schwab in Okinawa, Japan, April 4, 2015. Exantus is a crew chief assigned to Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brittany A. James
04/08/2015 : WAR COLLEGE REMARKS
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work makes remarks on international security and the future defense strategy during a speech at the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., April 8, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
04/08/2015 : MARINE HOOK UP
Marine Corps Sgt. Anthony B. Lawrence, left, and Cpl. Matthew T. Robinson conduct an external lift with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361 during Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 2-15 near Yuma, Ariz., April 3, 2015. Lawrence and Robinson are assigned to Landing Support Company, 1st Transportation Support Battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jodson B. Graves
04/08/2015 : DELIVER EQUIPMENT
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft prepares to land to deliver equipment for the F-15C Eagle theater security package on Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, April 1, 2015. The C-17 Globemaster III is assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane
04/08/2015 : WORK SPEECH
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work makes remarks on international security and the future defense strategy during a speech at the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., April 8, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
04/08/2015 : AMBASSADOR MEETING
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy before departing Toyko, April 8, 2015. Earlier Carter met with Japanese leaders to discuss various alliance matters. Carter is on his first trip as secretary to the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen partnerships and reaffirm U.S. commitment to the rebalance. DoD photo
04/08/2015 : YOKOTA TOWN HALL
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets military children on Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 8, 2015, where he hosted a town hall with service members and their families. Carter is on his first trip as secretary to reaffirm commitment to the Asia-Pacific rebalance and strengthen ties in the region. DoD photo
04/07/2015 : FIRST LOOK
Marine Corps Cpl. Jordan Claspell meets Eliljah, his 2-month-old son, for the first time upon his return to Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 4, 2015, after a seven-month deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. U.S. Marines Corps photo by Sgt. Valerie Eppler
04/07/2015 : MACHINE GUN MARCH
Marine Cpl. Joshua S. Baczkowski carries an M240B machine gun during a Marine Corps activity to test and evaluate on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 30, 2015. Baczkowski is a machine gunner assigned to Weapons Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez
04/07/2015 : ROTOR WASH
Marines brace themselves from the rotor wash of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during fast-rope training on Auxiliary Airfield 2 near Yuma, Ariz., April 3, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Artur Shvartsberg
04/07/2015 : FUEL REPLENISHMENT
U.S. Navy sailors on the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald connect a fuel probe from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos during a replenishment in the South China Sea, April 5, 2015. The Fitzgerald is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Patrick Dionne
04/07/2015 : PENTAGON BRIEFING
Navy Adm. William E. Gortney, commander of U.S. Northern Command, discusses the state of the command during a briefing at the Pentagon, April 7, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
04/07/2015 : AGGRESSOR ACTION
Air Force pilots use their knowledge of potential adversaries to play as aggressors during Red Flag, an exercise on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The pilots are assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jeffrey Allen
04/07/2015 : PRESS BRIEFING
Defense Secretary Ash Carter briefs members of the press aboard an E-4B jet en route to Japan, April 6, 2015. Carter is on a visit to the U.S. Pacific Command Area of Responsibility to make observations for the future force and the military's shift to the Pacific. DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
04/07/2015 : CARTER SPEECH
Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks to service members and students at the McCain Institute at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. April 6, 2015. DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
04/07/2015 : SNOWY HILL
Two M1A1 Abram tanks sit on a snowy hill during a Marine Corps Combat readiness evaluation on Fort Pickett, Va., March 28, 2015. The tanks are assigned to the 2nd Marine Division's 2nd Tank Battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell
04/07/2015 : STRATOFORTRESS FUEL
A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress receives fuel from a New Hampshire Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker near the eastern coast of Canada, April 2, 2015. The B-52H was returning home after supporting Polar Growl, a U.S. Strategic Command-directed mission to the Arctic and North Sea regions. The B-52H Stratofortress is assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base, La. Air National Guard photo by Airman Ashlyn J. Correia
04/07/2015 : ATLANTIC COMFORT
The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort transits the Atlantic Ocean at night, April 3, 2015, while supporting Continuing Promise 2015. The operation shows U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America and the Caribbean. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Kameren Guy Hodnett
04/06/2015 : MORTAR MANEUVER
Army Pvt. Riley Eggeman, left, prepares to load an 81-mm mortar on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 3, 2015. Eggeman is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Alaska. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
04/06/2015 : AERIAL REFUELING
A Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter conducts aerial refueling during slingload training near Yuma, Ariz., April 3, 2015. The helicopter crew is assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361. The exercise, part of a weapons and tactics course for instructors, provides standardized training and certification to support Marine aviation training and readiness. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jorge A. Dimmer
04/06/2015 : FORCEFUL TIGER
A U.S. airman walks toward a KC-135 Stratotanker refueling aircraft during Forceful Tiger, an exercise on Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 1, 2015. The airmen is assigned to the 909th Aircraft Maintenance Unit. The KC-135 is assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman
04/06/2015 : CANAL LEAP
U.S. soldiers leap over a canal after patrolling through a field near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 24, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler
04/06/2015 : FINGERPRINT DEVICE
A U.S. soldier uses a biometric identification device to obtain a fingerprint from a resident during a patrol through a village near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 24, 2015. The soldier is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler
04/06/2015 : SEAHAWK SLANT
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Keron King signals the pilots of an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter during preflight preparations aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio in the Atlantic Ocean, March 30, 2015. The Anzio is en route to Scotland to participate in Joint Warrior, a U.K.-led multinational training exercise. The MH-60R Seahawk is attached to the Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 48. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Abe McNatt
04/06/2015 : ARIZONA SPEECH
Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks to students and faculty at Arizona State University as he launches a trip to Japan and Korea to strengthen and modernize America's alliances in Northeast Asia. DoD screen shot
04/03/2015 : MOVEMENT TECHNIQUES
A U.S. cavalry scout explains squad-level movement techniques to about 250 Iraqi soldiers on Camp Taji, Iraq, March 24, 2015. The scout is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. The unit was deployed to Iraq as part of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve to advise and assist Iraqi forces in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Cody Quinn
04/03/2015 : WELL DECK ENTRY
Landing Craft Utility 1631 enters the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay east of the Korean Peninsula, April 1, 2015. U.S. sailors and Marines from the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit are participating in the Korean Marine Exchange Program in South Korea with the country's marine corps and navy. The landing craft is assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Barnes
04/03/2015 : TEAL PIN
Defense Secretary Ash Carter wears a teal pin at the Pentagon in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, April 2, 2015. The theme for this year’s observance is "Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know Your Part. Do Your Part." DoD photo
04/03/2015 : FUEL VIEW
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chance Italiano moves the refueling boom from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft into position to refuel a U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle during Exercise Forceful Tiger near Okinawa, Japan, April 1, 2015. Italiano is a boom operator assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman
04/03/2015 : BREASTSTROKE BREATH
Army Staff Sgt. Max Hasson competes in the men's 100 breaststroke during the 2015 Army Trials swimming competition at the aquatics training center on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, April 2, 2015. About 100 wounded, ill or injured soldiers and veterans are on the base to train and compete in various athletic events, which will help determine who will get a spot on the Army's team for the Defense Department Warrior Games 2015 in June on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christophe D. Paul
04/03/2015 : BORDER BUDDY
A resident greets a U.S. soldier as the Army contingent crosses into the Czech Republic from Poland during the capstone training event for Operation Atlantic Resolve North, March 29, 2015. U.S. Army photos by Maj. Neil Penttila
04/03/2015 : ATLANTIC MANEUVERS
The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts maneuvers with the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio for ship handling and formation proficiency training in the Atlantic Ocean, March 31, 2015. The Anzio and Porter are en route to Scotland to participate in Joint Warrior, a U.K.-led multinational cooperative training exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Abe McNatt
04/03/2015 : SOLAR JOBS
President Barack Obama speaks to military leaders, Utah elected officials and reporters on Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah, April 3, 2015, to announce Solar Ready Vets, a program that seeks to train veterans for jobs in solar energy. U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw
04/02/2015 : BLUE SKY EVENT
Army Sgt. Stefan Leroy runs a 1,500-meter event during the Army Trials on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, April 1, 2015. Athletes in the trials are competing for a spot on the Army’s team in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
04/02/2015 : HANDSHAKE HELLO
U.S. soldiers shake hands with Afghan children while patrolling through a village near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 24, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler
04/02/2015 : SHARED SALUTE
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Brazilian Gen. Jose Carlos DeNardi, chief of the joint staff of Brazil's armed forces, salute during an honor cordon in front of the Pentagon, April, 2, 2015. The two defense leaders met to discuss matters of mutual importance. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
04/02/2015 : WHEEL WARRIORS
Army Staff Sgts. Monica Martinez, left, and Vestor ‘Max’ Hasson compete in separate 1,500-meter wheelchair race categories during the Army Trials on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, April 1, 2015. Athletes in the trials are competing for a spot on the Army’s team in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
04/02/2015 : PASS AROUND
Army veteran Spc. Jason Blair, left, tries to pass around his defender during the wheelchair basketball bronze medal game during the 2015 Army Trials on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, March 31, 2015. Athletes in the trials are competing for a spot on the Army’s team in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ambraea Johnson
04/02/2015 : SABER JUNCTION
U.S. soldiers in Stryker armored vehicles arrive at Smardan Training Area, Romania, March 24, 2015. The soldiers, assigned to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, participated in Saber Junction 15, which included 5,000 troops from 17 nations that are NATO allies and partners. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Opal Vaughn
04/01/2015 : 'LONG WAY TO GO'
Army Secretary John McHugh speaks at an Army ceremony at the Pentagon, March 31, 2015, to mark the start of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, which runs through April. "There are measurable steps in the right direction, particularly in the last two years," McHugh said, adding: "We've got a long, long way to go." U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill
04/01/2015 : ARCHERY ACTION
Jasmine Perry, Chasity Kuczer and Laurel Cox compete in the first women’s archery category in Warrior Games history during the Army Trials on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, March 31, 2015. The event will determine who will compete in the Department of Defense Warrior Games 2015 in June. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
04/01/2015 : INFANTRY SKILLS
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. John Hall looks down the sights of an AT-4 during a live-fire training exercise in Sierra Del Retin, Spain, March 24, 2015. U.S. Marines conducted a live-fire training exercise on the Spanish facility to maintain infantryman skills. Hall is a rifleman assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher Mendoza
04/01/2015 : NIGHT FIRE
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Charles Detz III fires a tracer round from an M240B during a live-fire training exercise in Sierra Del Retin, Spain, March 24, 2015. The Marines, stationed on Moron Air Base in southern Spain, conducted several training missions to maintain their infantryman skills. Detz is a machine gunner assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher Mendoza
04/01/2015 : SAFE LANDING
U.S. Navy Seaman Brett Holland and Petty Officer 2nd Class Michealyn Alfaro direct an MH-60S Knight Hawk helicopter as it touches down on the USS John C. Stennis during carrier qualifications in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2015. Holland is an aviation machinist's mate airman and Alfaro is an aviation electronics technician. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez
04/01/2015 : GOAT GUMPTION
Navy Chief Petty Officer Alexander Thomas shuffles across an obstacle during the 2015 Goat Locker Challenge on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Norfolk, Va., March 30, 2015. The event commemorates the 122nd birthday of the rank of chief petty officer in the Navy. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Danian C. Douglas
04/01/2015 : GREEN SMOKE
Green smoke envelops Marines during a nonlethal weapons training exercise on Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 25, 2015. The Marines are assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Fatmeh Saad
03/31/2015 : ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
Defense Secretary Ash Carter greets the audience before participating in a roundtable discussion with members of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y., March 31, 2015. Carter spoke about his “force of the future” initiative. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
03/31/2015 : OFFICIAL WELCOME
Defense Secretary Ash Carter receives an enthusiastic greeting as he returns to his high school alma mater, Abington Senior High School in Abington, Pa., March 30, 2015. Carter, who graduated from the school in 1972, delivered remarks to students, kicking off a national discussion about building "the force of the future" and what the Defense Department must do to maintain its superiority well into the 21st century. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
03/31/2015 : OFFICIAL ARRIVAL
Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Bannister, center, commander of the 10th Mountain Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Lewis, right, welcome Defense Secretary Ash Carter to Fort Drum, N.Y., March 30, 2015. Carter gave a troop talk there about the force of the future, and how the military can retain its best people and their battle-tested skills. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
03/31/2015 : FORT DRUM TALK
Defense Secretary Ash Carter makes remarks on building the force of the future during a troop talk on Fort Drum, N.Y., March 30, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
03/31/2015 : SYRACUSE SPEECH
Defense Secretary Ash Carter participates in a roundtable discussion with members of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y., March 31, 2015. Carter spoke about his “force of the future” initiative. DoD screen shot
03/31/2015 : PILOT BETTY
In honor of Women's History Month, Yesterday's Air Force celebrates Betty Tackaberry Blake, an Air Force original and one of the greatest sources of inspiration for women in the military. DoD screen shot
03/30/2015 : TALON TRAINING
Marines attending the infantry officers course conduct fast rope training in preparation for Talon Reach during Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course on Auxiliary Airfield 2 near Yuma, Ariz., March 26, 2015. The training is hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One cadre, and provides standardized tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine aviation Training and Readiness. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jodson B. Graves
03/30/2015 : RIDER READY
Army Staff Sgt. Monica Martinez awaits the starting call for her victory ride in the women’s hand cycle event during the Army Trials for the 2015 DoD Warrior Games on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, March 29, 2015. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
03/30/2015 : QUALITY TIME
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Erick Lizarraga entertains local youths at South Tinh Phong primary school during an engineering project in the Quang Ngai province, Vietnam, March 26, 2015. Efforts undertaken during Operation Pacific Angel 2015 help multilateral militaries in the Pacific improve and build relationships across a wide spectrum of civic operations, bolstering each nation's capacity to respond and support future humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tong Duong
03/30/2015 : ALMA MATER
Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers remarks to students at his high school alma mater, Abington Senior High School in Abington, Pa., March 30, 2015. Carter spoke about building "the force of the future" and what the Defense Department must do to maintain its superiority well into the 21st century. DoD screen shot
03/30/2015 : FAN FUN
Air Force Capt. Christopher Scheibler, Thunderbird 9, interacts with fans during the Thunder on the Bay Air Show on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., March 28, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez
03/30/2015 : PALADIN POSITIONING
Soldiers and airmen position a M109A6 Paladin to be loaded onto a Lockheed C-5 Galaxy aircraft during a air movement at Biggs Army Airfield on Fort Bliss, Texas, March 28, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. George Gutierrez
03/30/2015 : OPPOSING PILOTS
The Thunderbirds Solo pilots perform the Opposing Knife-Edge Hit maneuver during the Thunder on the Bay Air Show on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., March 28, 2015. U .S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez
03/30/2015 : CARTER TROOP TALK
Defense Secretary Ash Carter makes remarks on the force of the future during a troop talk on Fort Drum, N.Y., March 30, 2015. DoD screen shot
03/30/2015 : WIRE OBSTACLE
Army Pfc. Chantel Church low crawls under a barbed wire obstacle during battle drills at the military operations in urban terrain training site at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., March 20, 2015. Church is a military police officers assigned to the New Jersey Army National Guard's 328th Military Police Company. New Jersey Army National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen
03/29/2015 : PARACHUTE ASSAULT
Paratroopers move an 105-mm howitzer into firing position as other paratroopers conduct a parachute assault during Operation Spartan Valkyrie at Malamute drop zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 20, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
03/29/2015 : HELMAND PATROL
U.S. Marines and U.S., Afghan and Georgian soldiers prepare to patrol outside of the Qaleh Musa Pain village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 12, 2015. The U.S. troops are assigned to U.S. Forces Afghanistan, Task Force Solid. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler
03/28/2015 : BATTLE DRILLS
Army Sgt. Wilfredo S. Rodriguez-Ramos, left, provides cover fire as Army Pfc. Emery L. Bowens moves between buildings during battle drills at the training site for military operations in urban terrain on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., March 20, 2015. Rodriguez-Ramos and Bowens are military police officers assigned to the New Jersey Army National Guard's 328th Military Police Company. New Jersey Army National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen
03/28/2015 : FREESTYLE PRACTICE
Army Capt. Steve Bortle swims freestyle during practice for the Army Trials on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, March 27, 2015. About 100 wounded, ill or injured soldiers and veterans are on the base to train and compete in athletic events through April 2. The trials help determine who will get a spot on the Army's team for the Defense Department's Warrior Games in June on Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
03/28/2015 : ROCKET RELATIONSHIP
Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with the NBA's Houston Rockets at the Pentagon, March 28, 2015. Earlier, the basketball stars visited the gravesites of fallen service members, met with an Army widow and laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
03/28/2015 : PENTAGON EMBRACE
Defense Secretary Ash Carter shares a light moment with the NBA's Houston Rockets at the Pentagon, March 28, 2015. Earlier, the basketball stars visited the gravesites of fallen service members, met with an Army widow and laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
03/27/2015 : OCEAN BLUR
The guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald, right, comes alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos during Multi-Sail 2015 in waters near Guam, March 26, 2015. Multi-Sail is an annual Destroyer Squadron 15 exercise designed to assess combat systems, improve teamwork and increase warfighting capabilities in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Patrick Dionne
03/27/2015 : EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
Two Coast Guard flight crewmen help an ailing man get emergency medical services after landing in San Diego, March 26, 2015. The man experienced severe upper abdominal pain aboard a commercial fishing boat about six miles south of San Clemente Island. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Connie Terrell
03/27/2015 : WARMING UP
U.S. soldiers enjoy the warmth of a fire after a 96-hour training exercise in Boeblingen, Germany, March 26, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Jason Johnston
03/27/2015 : 'FULL-COURT PRESS'
Defense Secretary Ash Carter makes remarks at the Global Chiefs of Mission Conference at the State Department in Washington, D.C., March 26, 2015. Carter called for a “full-court press” within government to tackle the pressing national security issues of the day. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
03/27/2015 : BRIDGE CROSSING
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Zach C. Hagestad crosses a rope bridge at the Marine Division Mountain Warfare Training Center in Pohang, South Korea, March 19, 2015. The Marines completed a five-day course led by their South Korean counterparts. Hagestad is assigned to the 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Drew Tech
03/27/2015 : FOOT PATROL
U.S. soldiers conduct foot patrols near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 24, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to 101st Airborne Division's 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler
03/27/2015 : FORCE OF THE FUTURE
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is kicking off a national discussion on building "the force of the future" and what the Defense Department must do to change and adapt to maintain its superiority well into the 21st century. DoD graphic
03/27/2015 : OFFICIAL SALUTE
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his South Korean counterpart, Adm. Choi Yun-hee, salute during an honor ceremony at the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, March 27, 2015. Dempsey is visiting Seoul as part of a two-day trip to reinforce the U.S.-South Korean alliance. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
03/26/2015 : CENTRAL CONTROL STATION
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Reyes mans an engineering control station console in the central control station aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay, East China Sea, March 20, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Edward Guttierrez III
03/26/2015 : SAND COVERED
Marine Cpl David Elliot observes the beach during an amphibious beach exercise on Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 20, 2015. Elliot is assigned to 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler A. Andersen
03/26/2015 : AERIAL SNIPER
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Seth Utlser talks about what is takes to be an aerial sniper as he takes aim at targets from the sky. DoD screen shot
03/26/2015 : WASH DOWN
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Timothy Cotterall goes through a decontamination procedure after attempting to identify multiple biological contaminants in a simulated lab during a Global Dragon training event in Perry, Ga., March 18, 2015. The training provides a refresher course for airmen, allowing them to identify live chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents and materials. Cotterall is assigned to the 137th Air Refueling Wing. New York Air National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
03/26/2015 : AWAITING LIFTOFF
A U.S. sailor waits to takeoff on an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter on the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the East China Sea, March 24, 2015. The sailor is a naval aircrewman assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin V. Cunningham
03/26/2015 : PARATROOPERS' PERFORMANCE
Soldiers conduct an after action review following a night live-fire exercise on Neibar drop zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 23, 2015. The soldiers are paratroopers assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Love
03/26/2015 : RAISING THE BARRICADE
U.S. sailors line up before raising the barricade during a flight deck drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Persian Gulf, March 21, 2015. The Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Fenaroli
03/26/2015 : RENDERING HONORS
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, second from right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Japanese Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano render honors during a ceremony in Dempsey's honor at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, March 25, 2015. Dempsey is visiting Japan as part of a two-day trip to reinforce the U.S.-Japan alliance. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
03/26/2015 : MEDAL OF HONOR DAY
Participants in a National Medal of Honor Day ceremony place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., March 25, 2015. Nearly 30 recipients of the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military decoration, attended the event. U.S. Army photo by Stephen Smith
03/26/2015 : BILATERAL MEETING
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talk during a bilateral meeting with their senior staffs in Tokyo, March 25, 2015. Dempsey visited Japan during a two-day trip to reinforce the U.S.-Japan alliance. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
03/26/2015 : BEACH ASSAULT
U.S. Marines assault a simulated objective during Exercise Eagle Resolve 2015 on Failaka Island, Kuwait, March 24, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols
03/26/2015 : ONCE ENEMIES, NOW FRIENDS
World War II veterans visited Iwo Jima for the 70th anniversary of one of the most iconic battles of World War II, March 21, 2015. DoD screen shot
03/26/2015 : GLOBAL CHIEFS
Defense Secretary Ash Carter provides remarks on the national security budget and the relationship between the Defense and State departments at the Global Chiefs of Mission conference at the State Department in Washington, D.C., March 26, 2015. DoD screen shot
03/26/2015 : 70TH ANNIVERSARY
U.S. Marines and veterans render honor to the American flag during the playing of the national anthem during the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima at the Reunion of Honor memorial in Iwo To, Japan, March 21, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sara A. Medina
03/26/2015 : FLY OVER
F/A-18E Super Hornets fly over Mt. Suribachi to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, Japan, March 25, 2015, during a return transit to Atsugi, Japan. The squadron, part of Carrier Air Wing 5, is deployed to Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The Hornets are assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 27. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Spencer Abbot
03/26/2015 : PEACE ALLIANCE
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter shows NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg the display honoring the NATO alliance during a tour of the Pentagon, March 26, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
03/26/2015 : CARTER SPEECH
Defense Secretary Ash Carter makes remarks at the State Department’s Global Chiefs of Mission Conference in Washington, D.C., March 26, 2015. Carter called for a “full-court press” within government to tackle the pressing national security issues of the day. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
03/25/2015 : Video Commemorates Afghan President's Visit
During a visit to the U.S. this week, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani thanked U.S. service members and veterans who served in Afghanistan for their efforts and sacrifices. In a new video, the Defense Department commemorates Ghani’s message to the troops. DoD screen shot
03/25/2015 : USO DINNER
Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., left, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, receives a chef’s jacket from celebrity chef Robert Irvine during the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore’s 33rd Annual Awards Dinner in Arlington, Va., March 24, 2015. Irvine, who received the 2014 USO-Metro Merit Award, helped present this year’s awards. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Nathan Gallahan
03/25/2015 : MANNING AWARD
Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., right, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Mary, present a USO-Metro Merit Award to Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning during the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore's 33rd awards dinner in Arlington, Va., March 24, 2015. Manning received the award for supporting the military through USO tours and visits with wounded, ill and injured service members. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Nathan Gallahan
03/25/2015 : WELL DECK WELCOME
Navy landing craft air cushion 82 heads into the well deck of the USS Anchorage during a training exercise off the coast of San Diego, March 23, 2015. The landing craft air cushion is assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean Berry
03/25/2015 : REFUELING MISSION
A KC-135 Stratotanker refuels a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon over Europe, March 20, 2015. The F-16 is assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy. The Stratotanker is assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Griffiths
03/25/2015 : IWO JIMA ANNIVERSARY
U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, left, places a flower wreath at the base of the Reunion of Honor monument during the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima at the Reunion of Honor memorial in Iwo To, Japan, March 21, 2015. U.S. and Japanese veterans and their families, U.S. Marines and sailors assigned to the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force and leaders from both nations attended the event. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sara A. Medina
03/25/2015 : PENTAGON WELCOME
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work welcomes Montenegro Defense Minister Milica Pejanovic-Djurisic to the Pentagon, March 25, 2015, to discuss matters of mutual importance. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
03/24/2015 : MEMORIAL MOMENT
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, second from right, attends a wreath-laying ceremony with, left to right, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, President Ashraf Ghani and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., March 24, 2015. DoD screen shot
03/24/2015 : SUNSET DELIVERY
An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter delivers supplies to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard during a replenishment in the East China Sea, March 24, 2015. The helicopter is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin V. Cunningham
03/24/2015 : USC VISIT
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during a forum on local veterans issues at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, March 23, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
03/24/2015 : VETERANS ISSUES
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, left, and University of Southern California President C.L. Max Nikias, center left, while attending a forum on local veterans issues at the university in Los Angeles, March 23, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
03/24/2015 : GROUP HAND SHAKE
From right to left: U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Secretary of State John Kerry, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah shake hands following a joint press conference on Camp David, Md., March 23, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
03/24/2015 : CARTER ADDRESS
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a joint press conference on Camp David, Md., with Secretary of State John Kerry, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, March 23, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
03/24/2015 : RADIO CHECK
Paratroopers perform radio checks during a practice parachute assault on Malemute drop zone as part of a tactical field exercise on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 18, 2015. The paratroopers are assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Alaska. U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena
03/24/2015 : SAN DIEGO SIGHTING
Marine Gunnery Sgt. Mickey Eaton sights in with his M1911 .45-caliber pistol at a target during training on the USS Anchorage off the coast of San Diego, March 23, 2015. Eaton is an assistant operations chief assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Maritime Raid Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean Berry
03/24/2015 : BATTLE COLORS CEREMONY
Marines perform during the Battle Colors Ceremony on Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., March 23, 2015. The Battle Color Detachment is composed of three performing ceremonial units assigned to Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Patrick J. McMahon
03/24/2015 : WREATH CEREMONY
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, second from right, with, from left, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Vice President Joe Biden participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., March 24, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
03/24/2015 : FIRING PROJECTILES
U.S. soldiers fire projectile 155-mm rounds during Foal Eagle 2015, a training exercise, on Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korea, March 22, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Samantha Van Winkle
03/24/2015 : PRESS REMARKS
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, speaks during a joint press conference with, left to right, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Camp David, Md., March 23, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
03/24/2015 : AFGHAN GRATITUDE
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., March 24, 2015. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Vice President Joe Biden participated in the event. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
03/23/2015 : LEADING EDGE
Army Maj. Stewart Brown jumps from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during airborne operations in Sylvania, Ga., March 20, 2015. Brown is assigned to 55th Signal Company and the helicopter is assigned to 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb
03/23/2015 : WORKING LUNCH
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, third from left, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob L. Lew, far left, and U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, second from left, have a working lunch with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah to discuss matters of mutual importance on Camp David, Md., March 23 , 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt, Adrian Cadiz
03/23/2015 : REPLENISHMENT ROUTINE
U.S. sailors on the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Amelia Earheart fuel an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter after conducting a vertical replenishment with the guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy in the Philippine Sea, March 18, 2015. The helicopter is assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel M. Young
03/23/2015 : NEWS CONFERENCE
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter responds to a reporter's question during a press conference on Camp David, Md., March 23, 2015, following a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. Carter earlier hosted the Afghan leaders for a visit at the Pentagon, where Ghani thanked U.S. service members and veterans who served in Afghanistan for their efforts and sacrifices. DoD screen shot
03/23/2015 : CAMP DAVID EVENT
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, left, and U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry listen to a reporter's question during a press conference on Camp David., Md., 2015. Carter earlier hosted Ghani and Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah for a visit at the Pentagon, where Ghani thanked service members and veterans who served in Afghanistan for their efforts and sacrifices. DoD screen shot
03/23/2015 : GHANI ADDRESS
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani thanks U.S. service members and veterans who served in Afghanistan for their efforts and sacrifices during an event at the Pentagon, March 23, 2015. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosted Ghani and Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah for the visit. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Hurt
03/23/2015 : DELIVERING SPEECH
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter shares a light moment with the crowd as he speaks in the Pentagon center courtyard while hosting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah for a visit, March 23, 2015. Carter and Ghani both delivered remarks, thanking service members and veterans who served in Afghanistan for their efforts and sacrifices. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
03/23/2015 : HONOR CORDON ESCORT
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, hosts an enhanced honor cordon for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Pentagon, March 23, 2015. The leaders met to discuss matters of mutual importance. During remarks in the Pentagon's courtyard, Ghani thanked U.S. service members and veterans who served in Afghanistan for their efforts and sacrifices. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
03/23/2015 : PRESIDENTIAL EMBRACE
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani hugs Reese Larson, daughter of U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Lonn Larson who is serving in Afghanistan, during a meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter at the Pentagon, March 23, 2015. During remarks in the Pentagon courtyard, Ghani thanked U.S. service members and veterans who served in Afghanistan for their efforts and sacrifices. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
03/23/2015 : PENTAGON HANDSHAKE
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, shakes hands with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Pentagon, March 23, 2015. Carter hosted Ghani and Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah for a visit. During remarks in the Pentagon's courtyard, Ghani thanked U.S. service members and veterans who served in Afghanistan for their efforts and sacrifices. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
03/23/2015 : ARTILLERY TRAINING
U.S. artillerymen conduct M777A2 howitzer training with precision-guided munitions on Operational Base Fenty, Afghanistan, March 19, 2015. The artillerymen are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Charlie Emmons
03/23/2015 : BATON STRIKING
Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin Wilson, right center, fends off Staff Sgt. Anthony Capra, left center, during baton training on North Carolina Air National Guard Base at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C., March 21, 2015. The airmen are assigned to the 145th Security Forces Squadron. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Julianne M. Showalter
03/23/2015 : NIGHT LANDING
An SH-60S Seahawk helicopter lands aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross in the Mediterranean Sea, March 21, 2015. The Ross is deployed to Rota, Spain, conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. The Seahawk is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert S. Price
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