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04/23/2014 : COMMAND TOUR
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel watches a demonstration while touring a special operations command on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 23, 2014. Hagel traveled to Fort Bragg to visit military members, receive briefings and view unit demonstrations and capabilities. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/23/2014 : MUDSLIDE SITE
President Barack Obama views the scene of the mudslide in Oso, Wash., from Marine One, April 22, 2014. Obama later met privately with families who lost loved ones. White House photo by Pete Souza
04/22/2014 : SITE SEARCH
A MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor helicopter assists South Korea's search operations near the site of the Sewol, the ferry that sank April 16 off Jindo island. The helicopter is assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Senyk
04/22/2014 : OCEAN SCAN
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Cameron H. Depue scans the ocean from the back of an MV-22 Osprey aircraft after departing from the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard, April, 21, 2014, to assist South Korea's search operations for the Sewol, the ferry that sank off Jindo island. Depue is a crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Henry Antenor
04/22/2014 : PENTAGON BRIEFING
Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby briefs the press at the Pentagon, April 22, 2014. Kirby answered questions regarding the upcoming joint exercises between the United States and Poland as well as also addressing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's upcoming trip to Mexico and Guatemala. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/22/2014 : TRACKING
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class John Delong tracks with another parachutist during free fall training on Naval Station Rota Spain in Rota, Spain, April 14, 2014. Delong is assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Nathaniel Spencer
04/22/2014 : THUMB WRESTLE
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, thumb wrestles Frederick Downs Jr., a fellow Vietnam War veteran who Hagel has known for more than 30 years, during a prosthetics presentation at the Pentagon, April 22, 2014. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, also showcased the Atlas robot, long-range anti-ship missile and persistent close air support. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
04/22/2014 : TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE
Arati Prabhakar, the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, briefs Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on the Atlas robot and other robotics at the Pentagon, April 22, 2014. The program showcased DARPA technologies and how they contribute to U.S. national security. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
04/22/2014 : WALL JUMP
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael Milano jumps over a wall during a mock helicopter raid as part of weapons and tactics instructor course Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., April 9, 2014. Milano is an infantryman assigned to the 2nd Marine Division's India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher A. Mendoza
04/22/2014 : CRAWL CRINGE
Army 2nd Lt. John Bergman low crawls through a water obstacle during the 31st annual Best Ranger Competition at Camp Rogers on Fort Benning, Ga., April 11, 2014. Bergman is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Austin Berner
04/22/2014 : ROOF REPAIR
U.S. Air Force and Marine engineers insulate the roof at the Edward P. Yorke school during New Horizons 2014 in Belize City, Belize, April 18, 2014. U.S. Southern Command sponsored the exercise, during which civil engineers from the United States and Belize will construct three school additions in Belize City and one in Hattieville. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden
04/22/2014 : TEETH TEAM
U.S. Army Spc. Steven Dixon, left, and U.S. Army Capt. Harjind Sidhu examine a patient's teeth during New Horizons Belize 2014 in Progresso, Belize, April 11, 2014. Dixon is a dental technician and Sidhu is a dentist. The medical training exercise gives U.S. and Canadian military doctors and nurses the opportunity to work with their Belize counterparts to provide free care to Belizeans. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar
04/21/2014 : NATIONAL NETWORK
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, speaks with Scott Berkowitz, the founder and president of the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, at the organization's headquarters in Washington, D.C., April 21, 2014. The organization, known as RAINN, operates the Defense Department's Safe Helpline, which provides support for sexual assault. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
04/21/2014 : HELPLINE HELLO
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to members of the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network at the organization's headquarters in Washington, D.C., April 21, 2014. The organization, known as RAINN, operates the Defense Department's Safe Helpline, which provides support for sexual assault. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
04/21/2014 : ASSAULT SUPPORT
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks at the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., April 21, 2014. The organization, known as RAINN, operates the Defense Department's Safe Helpline, which provides support for sexual assault. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
04/21/2014 : MARATHON SECURITY
Army Spc. Brandon Smith provides security at the start of the 2014 Boston Marathon, April 21, 2014. About 600 Massachusetts National Guardsmen assisted local authorities to ensure the event would be as safe as realistically possible. Due to a record number of runners, Guardsmen from numerous states augmented the Massachusetts Guard's specialized units. Smith is assigned to the 169th Military Police Company, Rhode Island Army National Guard. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Saslav
04/21/2014 : OSPREY ASSIST
U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Navarrete Angle and U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Justin Ranum take off from the USS Bonhomme Richard in an MV-22 Osprey, April 20, 2014, to assist South Korea's search operations for the Sewol. Angle and Ranum are crew chiefs assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Brian Bekkala
04/21/2014 : SEARCH OVERVIEW
An aerial view shows South Korean ships conducting search and rescue operations, April 20, 2014, for the Sewol, the ferry that sank April 16 off off Jindo island. U.S. sailors and Marines are assisting in the search. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Brian Bekkala
04/21/2014 : SECURITY PRESENCE
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Eric McGovern provides security during a patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 12, 2014. McGovern, a fire team leader, is assigned to Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. The Marines patrolled to maintain a security presence in their area of operations. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachery B. Martin
04/21/2014 : CORONET FLARES
Air Force student pilots flying F-16C Fighting Falcons release flares during Coronet Cactus near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 10, 2014. The annual exercise provides student fighter pilots with realistic training, including air-to-air combat and dropping inert and live ordnance. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder
04/21/2014 : INFANTRY TRAINING
U.S. Army Sgt. Emerson Beach provides security during infantry training near Osoppo, Italy, April 8, 2014. Beach is a paratrooper assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach
04/21/2014 : GUARDSMAN'S WATCH
Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Cunningham, center, provides security during the start of the 2014 Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass., April 21, 2014. Cunningham is assigned to the Massachusetts Air National Guard's 102nd Security Forces Squadron, 102nd Intelligence Wing. About 800 Massachusetts Guardsmen assisted local authorities during the event. Due to the record number of runners, Guardsmen from numerous states augmented the Massachusetts Guard's specialized units. Massachusetts National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Saslav
04/18/2014 : MEMORIAL WALL
Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Kenneth Johnson read the names of the fallen from Jacksonville on the Veterans Memorial Wall in Jacksonville, Fla., April 17, 2014. Johnson is the city's senior policy advisor on military affairs. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
04/18/2014 : VETERANS CENTER
Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at the Five Star Veterans Center in Jacksonville, Fla., April 17, 2014. Battaglia met with state and city officials, business leaders, transitioning homeless veterans and staff members during his visit to the center. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
04/18/2014 : FERRY ASSISTANCE
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Orin Sanford looks out the side door of a UH-1Y Huey after taking off from the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard, April, 18, 2014, to assist South Korea's efforts surrounding the Sewol, the ferry that sank April 16 off the coast of South Korea. Sanford is a crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo
04/18/2014 : NEW PARTNERS
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to National Basketball Association executives and team owners about a new partnership between the NBA and Defense Department to support a commitment to service during an NBA board of governors meeting in New York, April 17, 2014. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
04/18/2014 : BASKETBALL COMMISSIONER
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Adam Silver, National Basketball Association commissioner, talk at the NBA board of governors meeting in New York, April 17, 2014. During the meeting, Dempsey discussed a new partnership between the NBA and Defense Department to support for a commitment to service. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
04/18/2014 : 'SLAM DUNK'
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Michael Jordan, former basketball star and majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, talk at the National Basketball Association's board of governors meeting in New York, April 17, 2014. During the meeting, Dempsey discussed a new partnership between the NBA and Defense Department to support a commitment to service, calling it a "slam dunk." DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
04/18/2014 : SHADOW MARATHON
Runners take off from the starting line at the Boston Marathon "shadow run" on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, April 18, 2014. More than 600 runners participated in the race. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn
04/18/2014 : ACADEMY JERSEY
President Barack Obama holds a jersey he received from U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen Cody Peterson, left, and Matt Aiken, right, during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. Obama presented the Navy football team with the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, an honor that goes to the team with the most victories against its service rivals. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
04/18/2014 : RING PRESENTATION
President Barack Obama, right, admires a ring U.S. Naval Academy football team members Cody Peterson, left, and Matt Aiken, center, presented to him at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The president presented the Navy midshipmen with the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which goes to the academy team with the most victories against its service rivals. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Niegel
04/18/2014 : CHIEF'S TROPHY
President Barack Obama holds a ceremony to present midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy's football team with the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The trophy is an honor that goes to the team with the most victories against its service rivals. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
04/18/2014 : ENGLISH SECURITY
U.S. Army Spc. Josh Lueken provides security at Observation Post English in Afghanistan's Logar province, April 18, 2014. Lueken is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 87st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Landry
04/17/2014 : MIDNIGHT EXPRESS
Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, right, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, explores the instrument panel of the Midnight Express, a tactical training boat within the Coast Guard's Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron, in Jacksonville, Fla., April 16, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
04/17/2014 : ENLISTMENT TALK
Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to applicants about military commitment and service to their country before administering the ceremonial oath of enlistment at the Military Entrance Processing Station in Jacksonville, Fla., April 16, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
04/17/2014 : PRESS BRIEFING
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak hold a press conference at the Pentagon, April 17, 2014, after meeting to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps photo Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
04/17/2014 : SOLDIER RIDE
President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, cheer on participants in the seventh annual Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride, on the South Lawn of the White House, Washington, D.C., April 17, 2014. White House photo by Chuck Kennedy
04/16/2014 : DEMPSEY VISIT
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signs the guestbook of Canadian Air Force Gen. Thomas J. Lawson, chief of Canada's defense staff, during his three-day visit to Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
04/16/2014 : CANADIAN VISIT
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with U.S. military assigned to duty in Canada during his three-day visit to Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
04/16/2014 : WELCOME CEREMONY
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stands at attention with Canadian Air Force Gen. Thomas J. Lawson, chief of Canada's defense staff, during a welcome ceremony in Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
04/16/2014 : DEFENSE DISCUSSIONS
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Chilean Defense MInister Jorge Burgos, foreground, at the Pentagon, April 16, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
04/16/2014 : CHILEAN DEFENSE MINISTER
Chilean Defense MInister Jorge Burgos talks with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, foreground, during a meeting at the Pentagon, April 16, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
04/16/2014 : PENTAGON MEETING
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, third from left, meets with Chilean Defense MInister Jorge Burgos, fourth from right, at the Pentagon, April 16, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
04/16/2014 : NAVY UNDERWATER VEHICLE
Operators aboard the Ocean Shield, an Australian navy ship, move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 Artemis autonomous underwater vehicle into position to deploy it in the Indian Ocean, April 14, 2014. Using side-scan sonar, the Bluefin will descend to a depth of between 4,000 and 4,500 meters, or about 2.5 to 2.8 miles, and about 115 feet above the ocean floor. Joint Task Force 658 is supporting Operation Southern Indian Ocean, searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Peter D. Blair
04/16/2014 : SEARCH REPLENISHMENT
The USNS Cesar Chavez conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Australian frigate HMAS Toowomba in the Indian Ocean, April 12, 2014. The Ceasar Chavez is supporting the international effort to locate Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Rollin J. Bellfi
04/16/2014 : WEAPONS LESSON
U.S. Marines prepare to demonstrate how to fire their weapons to Australian soldiers after hiking on Robertson Barracks in Northern Territory, Australia, April 15, 2014, to acclimate the to the area's humidity. The Marines are assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force Darwin. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James Gulliver
04/16/2014 : EXTRACTING TROOPS
A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter prepares to land in a field to extract U.S. Marines and Georgian soldiers during Operation Cyclone in Passau village in Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 11, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Georgian Liaison Team 11, and the Georgian soldiers are assigned to Bravo Company, 31st Georgian Light Infantry Battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal
04/15/2014 : OBAMA VISIT
First Lady Michelle Obama visits with families working on crafts at Maryland Fisher House IV at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., April 14, 2014. White House photo by Chuck Kennedy
04/15/2014 : AIR INSERTION
Air Force Senior Airman Sean Meehan, left, and Air Force Staff Sgt. Kane Lawlor provide cover after a tactical air insertion by a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during training on Fort Dix, N.J., April 10, 2014. Meehan and Lawlor, tactical air controllers, are assigned to New Jersey Air National Guard's 227th Air Support Operations Squadron, 177th Fighter Wing. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
04/15/2014 : COMMANDO AID
An Afghan army commando runs to assist a wounded comrade into a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter while conducting a medical evacuation mission in Sorbaghal village in the Maiwand district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, April 10, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Sara Wakai
04/15/2014 : ENGINE CHAT
Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, right, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to Navy Chief Petty Officer Bolden in the engine room about the capabilities of the USS Zephyr on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., April 14, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
04/15/2014 : SAILOR TALK
Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to sailors on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., April 14, 2014. Battaglia met with sailors, toured a patrol craft and discussed the benefits of the new GPS curriculum for transitioning service members and their families. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
04/15/2014 : ZEPHYR TOUR
Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, right, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to Navy Chief Petty Officer 3rd Class Hester about the capabilities of the USS Zephyr on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., April 14, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
04/15/2014 : INVERTED FLY-BY
Two U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform an inverted formation fly-by during the Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona event at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 13, 2014. In addition to 14 aerial demonstrations, there were more than 40 aircraft static displays during the event. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey
04/15/2014 : WELL DECK OPERATIONS
U.S. Marines and sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island perform well deck operations with landing craft air cushion vehicles in the Pacific Ocean, April 9, 2014. The Makin Island is conducting amphibious squadron marine expeditionary unit integration training in preparation for an upcoming deployment.from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Robin W. Peak
04/15/2014 : AIR FORCE TRIALS
Air Force Capt. Sarah Evans dives during a swimming race at the 2014 Air Force Trials on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 7, 2014. Evans won first place in the women's 50-meter freestyle swimming competition. Evans is assigned to the 59th Medical Wing Patients Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
04/15/2014 : SMOKING BRASS
Smoking brass casings fall from the bottom of an M2A1 machine gun fired by a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard's Company B, 126th Brigade Support Battalion during weapons qualification on Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vt., April 5, 2014. Massachusetts National Guard photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jerry Saslav
04/15/2014 : BUSINESS TALK
Maria Contreras-Sweet, Small Business Administration administrator, talks with members of the Air Force participating in a Boots to Business class at the Pentagon, April 15, 2014. Boots to Business is an SBA sponsored, worldwide program offered as a component of the Defense Department's redesigned Transition Assistance Program (TAP) renamed Transition GPS. U.S. Air Force photo Jim Varhegyi
04/14/2014 : MARINE TRANSPORT
Marines travel aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat in a visit, board, search and seizure training mission during Amphibious Squadron Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training off the coast of San Diego, April 11, 2014. Marines conduct amphibious operations, crisis response and contingency during the two-week predeployment training. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan R. Waldman
04/14/2014 : PRACTICE TARGET
U.S. soldiers fire their M4 rifles at targets during weapons qualification at a range on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Afghanistan's Paktia province, April 12, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to 10th Mountain Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Landry
04/14/2014 : GENERAL GREETING
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. David Haight, right, greets Afghan army Maj. Gen. Mohammad Yaftali at the Kabul Military Training Center in Kabul province, Afghanistan, April 13, 2014. Haight is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division, and Yaftali is commander of the 203rd Corps. The Kabul Military Training Center is the largest Afghan army training facility. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Dixie Rae Liwanag
04/14/2014 : ZUMWALT CHRISTENING
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus joins hundreds of guests for the christening of the guided missile destroyer USS Zumwalt in Bath, Maine, April 12, 2014. The first of three Zumwalt-class destroyers will provide forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces and operate as part of joint and combined expeditionary forces. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Arif Patani
04/14/2014 : BASE DEPARTURE
U.S. Marines prepare and ready their vehicles to depart Forward Operating Base Delaram II in Nimroz province, Afghanistan, for the last time as they head back to Camp Bastion in Helmand province, April 8, 2014. U.S. Marines Corps photo by Sgt. Frances Johnson
04/14/2014 : DROP ZONE
U.S. Special Forces soldiers and Honduran paratroopers descend to the drop zone after jumping out of an AC130 aircraft during a partner nation static line jump on Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 3, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to 7th Special Forces Group, Airborne. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Steven K. Young
04/14/2014 : LIVE-FIRE TRAINING
U.S. Marines take cover behind a berm while conducting live-fire training during Exercise Ssang Yong 2014 on Doksoek-ri in Pohang, South Korea, April 4, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. The annual exercise is conducted to enhance the interoperability of U.S. and South Korean by performing a full spectrum of amphibious operations. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren Whitney
04/14/2014 : EVACUATION DRILL
Airmen load simulated natural disaster casualties onto an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in an evacuation drill during Mission Assurance Exercise 14-3 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 31, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
04/14/2014 : CYCLE KISSES
Air Force wounded warrior August O’Neill interacts with his service dog, Kai, during the cycling portion of the Air Force Warrior Games Trials on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 9, 2014. O’Neill competed in the 6-mile men’s hand cycle heat with four others. Competitive ill, injured and wounded airmen and soldiers raced in seven heats stretching six to 18 miles on varying bike frames. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jette Carr
04/11/2014 : DEMPSEY SPEECH
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during Operation Homefront’s 6th Annual Military Child of the Year Awards Gala in Arlington, Va., April 10, 2014. The Military Child of the Year Award is presented to the military child from each service who demonstrates resiliency, leadership and achievement. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
04/11/2014 : PENTAGON WELCOME
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, hosts an honor cordon to welcome U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the Pentagon, April 11, 2014. The two leaders met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
04/11/2014 : DEFENSE DISCUSSIONS
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, right, meet at the Pentagon, April 11, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
04/11/2014 : MINISTER MEETING
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Icelandic foreign affairs minister, at the Pentagon, April 11, 2014. Hagel talked with Sveinsson during a meeting U.S. Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox hosted for the visiting minister. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
04/11/2014 : ICELANDIC MINISTER
U.S. Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox hosts a meeting with Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Icelandic foreign affairs minister, at the Pentagon, April 11, 2014. The two leaders met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
04/11/2014 : HAGEL COMMENT
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Icelandic foreign affairs minister, at the Pentagon, April 11, 2014. Hagel talked with Sveinsson during a meeting U.S. Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox hosted for the visiting minister. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
04/11/2014 : WINDOW SEARCH
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Karl Shinn looks out the window of a P-8A Poseidon while flying over the Indian Ocean, April 10, 2014, during a search mission to locate Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Shinn, an aircrewman, is assigned to Patrol Squadron 16, which is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Keith DeVinney
04/11/2014 : SHOT THROW
Cody Caraker throws the shot put during the track and field portion of Air Force Trials 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev., April 8, 2014. The Air Force Trials give injured, ill and wounded airmen a chance to compete in Paralympic-style events. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jette Carr
04/11/2014 : ENGINE CHECK
An airman monitors a KC-135 Stratotanker during an engine check on McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., March 31, 2014. Maintenance airmen work around the clock to provide mission-ready aircraft for mobility operations throughout the day. The airman is assigned to the 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Victor J. Caputo
04/11/2014 : TRAINING RUN
Marines participate in a three-mile training run along a fitness test track at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., April 4, 2014. The purpose of the run was to foster esprit de corps within the battalion, build unit cohesion and condition physical performance. The Marines are assigned to Headquarters Battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ali Azimi
04/11/2014 : CANINE COMFORT
Army Spc. Jeffry Cotner helps a dog after it had surgery during Operation Arctic Care at a military veterinary clinic on Kodiak Island, Alaska, April 7, 2014. Cotner is a food inspector assigned to the 218th Medical Detachment, Veterinary Services, Fort Lewis, Wash. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
04/10/2014 : PICTURE BOOK
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is presented with a picture book during a departure tea ceremony in Beijing, April 10, 2014. Hagel departed to Mongolia, where he will meet with counterparts to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/10/2014 : HONORING THE VICTIMS
President Barack Obama, accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama, places a coin on each of the three boxes for those who died during a memorial service on Fort Hood, Texas, April 9, 2014, for the victims of the April 2 shooting. White House photo by Pete Souza
04/10/2014 : OFFICIAL MEETING
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, meets with Mongolian Prime Minister Norov Altankhuyag in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, April 10, 2014. Hagel met with his Mongolian counterparts to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/10/2014 : PASS AND REVIEW
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, walks in a pass-and-review ceremony with Mongolian Defense Minister Dashdemberal Bat-Erdene during an honor cordon at the Mongolian Ministry of Defense in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, April 10, 2014. Hagel met with his counterparts to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/10/2014 : SWIM CALL
U.S. Navy sailors and Marines participate in a swim call off the stern gate of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde to celebrate the 121st birthday of the chief petty officer rank in the Arabian Sea, April 1, 2014. The Mesa Verde, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Shannon M. Smith
04/10/2014 : LUCKY HORSE
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets his horse, Shamrock, at the Mongolian Ministry of Defense in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, April 10, 2014. The horse is a traditional Mongolian gift to visiting dignitaries and is renamed during the gifting ceremony. Hagel renamed the horse after his high school mascot. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/10/2014 : HAGEL'S HORSE
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel holds a photograph of his horse as Mongolian Defense Minister Dashdemberal Bat-Erden looks on at the Mongolian Ministry of Defense in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, April 10, 2014. The horse is a traditional Mongolian gift to visiting dignitaries and is renamed during the gifting ceremony. Hagel renamed the horse Shamrock after his high school mascot. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/10/2014 : AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS
Korean and U.S. Marines traverse the shoreline aboard amphibious assault vehicles during Ssang Yong 2014 on Doksoek-ri in Pohang, South Korea, March 31, 2014. The annual exercise is conducted to enhance the interoperability of Korean and U.S. forces by performing a full spectrum of amphibious operations. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren Whitney
04/10/2014 : BLACK HAWK TRANSPORT
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter door gunner provides security while flying over Paktika province, Afghanistan, March 31, 2014. The helicopter transported an Afghan soldier severely injured by an improvised explosive device. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Dixie Rae Liwanag
04/09/2014 : GREAT HALL
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, April 9, 2014. Hagel met with Xi to discuss mutual state and defense issues. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/09/2014 : TRAINING DEMONSTRATION
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel receives a tour from a Chinese military officer at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Beijing, April 9, 2014. Hagel saw the school, observed demonstrations on training and simulations, and ate lunch with students and Chinese officers. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/09/2014 : ACADEMY TOUR
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel receives a tour from a Chinese military officer at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Beijing, April 9, 2014. Hagel saw the school, observed demonstrations on training and simulations, and ate lunch with students and Chinese officers. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/09/2014 : LUNCH BREAK
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel eats lunch with Chinese commissioned and noncommissioned officers at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Beijing, April 9, 2014. During his visit to the academy, Hagel also received a tour of the school and observed demonstrations on training and simulations. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/09/2014 : STATE COUNCILOR
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi at Zhongnanhai in Beijing, April 9, 2014. Hagel and Yang met to discuss state-to-state issues between the U.S. and China. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/09/2014 : CLOSE-UP DEMO
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel receives a tour from a Chinese military officer at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Beijing, April 9, 2014. During the tour, Hagel saw the school, observed other demonstrations on training and simulations, and ate lunch with students and Chinese officers. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/09/2014 : FORBIDDEN CITY
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, walks with Jim Sciutto, CNN's chief national security correspondent, in the Forbidden City in Beijing, April 9, 2014. Hagel spent the day meeting with Chinese officials and visited the city as part of a cultural tour. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/09/2014 : MESS HALL APPLAUSE
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel receives applause as a Chinese military officer escorts him into the mess hall at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Beijing, April 9, 2014. During his visit to the academy, Hagel also received a tour of the school and observed demonstrations on training and simulations. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/09/2014 : NIGHT FUEL
The Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Cesar Chavez delivers fuel to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable at night during a replenishment in the Pacific Ocean, April 3, 2014. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Salisbury
04/09/2014 : BASEBALL HONOR
Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, a Medal of Honor recipient, waves to fans while being honored during a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels in Seattle, April 8, 2014. Carter is assigned to 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Cynthia Holuta
04/09/2014 : AIRLINER SEARCH
U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Samuel Judd, left, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Carlos Ibarra search from the windows of a P-8A Poseidon over the Indian Ocean, April 8, 2014, as crews try to locate Malaysia Airlines flight 370. Judd and Ibarra are assigned to Patrol Squadron 16, deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Keith DeVinney
04/09/2014 : COASTAL TRAINING
A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 launches from the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage during deck landing qualifications in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, April 7, 2014. The Anchorage is training with the 3rd Marine Division's 3rd Marine Regiment off the Hawaii coast. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Lindahl
04/09/2014 : HORIZON SCAN
U.S. Air Force Capt. Christopher K. Jordan scans the horizon while flying a combat sortie mission to support Afghanistan's presidential elections, April 5, 2014. Jordan, an E-3B sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft pilot, is assigned to the 968th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
04/08/2014 : MARCH IN REVIEW
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel performs a march in review with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan at an honors ceremony in Beijing, April 8, 2014. Hagel and Chang met to discuss military-to-military relations and other issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/08/2014 : DEFENSE LEADERS
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan wave during an honors ceremony in Beijing, April 8, 2014. Hagel and Chang met to discuss military-to-military relations and other issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/08/2014 : MILITARY TO MILITARY
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stands with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan during an honors ceremony in Beijing, April 8, 2014. Hagel and Chang met to discuss military-to-military relations and other issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/08/2014 : BEIJING BRIEFING
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel comments during a press conference with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan in Beijing, April 8, 2014. Earlier, Hagel and Chang met to discuss military-to-military relations and other issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/08/2014 : HAGEL COMMENT
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, second from left, meets with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan, foreground, in Beijing, April 8, 2014. Hagel and Chang met to discuss military to military-to-military relations and other issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/08/2014 : OFFICIAL MEETING
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Chinese Gen. Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, in Beijing, April 8, 2014. Earlier, Hagel and Fan met to discuss military-to-military relations and other issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/08/2014 : CHINESE DANCER
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes hands with a traditional Chinese dancer after an official dinner in Beijing, April 8, 2014. Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan hosted Hagel after he spoke at the Chinese National Defense University and attended several meetings. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/08/2014 : PENTAGON MEETING
U.S. Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox hosts a meeting with Spain's Secretary of State for Defense Pedro Arguelles, center foreground, at the Pentagon, April 8, 2014. The two leaders met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
04/08/2014 : WELCOME HANDSHAKE
U.S. Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox welcomes Spain's Secretary of State for Defense Pedro Arguelles to the Pentagon, April 8, 2014. The two leaders met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
04/08/2014 : AFRICA CHALLENGES
Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Africa Command, and Amanda J. Dory, deputy assistant secretary of defense for African affairs, brief the press at the Pentagon, April 8, 2014. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
04/08/2014 : TAKING A QUESTION
Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Africa Command takes a question during a briefing at the Pentagon, April 8, 2014. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
04/08/2014 : MINISTER MEETING
Spain's Secretary of State for Defense Pedro Arguelles joins U.S. Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox, foreground, for a meeting at the Pentagon, April 8, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
04/08/2014 : HONORING THE VICTIMS
Soldiers hang an American flag on the 3rd Corps headquarters building on Fort Hood, Texas, April 7, 2014, to prepare for a memorial service honoring the victims of the April 2 shooting on the base. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to attend the April 9 ceremony. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar
04/08/2014 : ARMY TESTIMONY
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, left, Army Gen. Frank J. Grass, middle, chief of the National Guard Bureau, and Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, commanding general of the Army Reserve Command, testify on the Army's force mix before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., April 8, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Steve Cortez
04/08/2014 : PREFLIGHT CHECKS
U.S. Navy Lt. Kenneth Savage performs preflight checks in the cockpit of a P-8A Poseidon before a mission to search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 from Perth, Australia, April 4, 2014. Savage is a naval aviator assigned to Patrol Squadron 16, which is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Keith DeVinney
04/08/2014 : MORTAR TRAINING
U.S. soldiers fire a mortar during a training exercise on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Afghanistan's Paktia province, April 7, 2014. The U.S. soldiers conducted a "train-the-trainer" course with the Afghan soldiers to familiarize them with mortar fire-direction techniques. The soldiers are assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Dixie Rae Liwanag
04/07/2014 : YOKOTA FAREWELL
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel waves goodbye before departing Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 7, 2014. While in Japan, Hagel met with Japanese counterparts while visiting U.S. military leaders and troops. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/07/2014 : AERIAL VIEW
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel flies over Japan en route to Yokota Air Force Base, April 7, 2014. While in Japan, Hagel met with Japanese counterparts while visiting U.S. military leaders and troops. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/07/2014 : YOKOTA WALK
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel walks with U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Salvatore A. Angelella, commander of U.S. forces in Japan, before departing Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 7, 2014. While in Japan, Hagel met with Japanese counterparts while visiting U.S. military leaders and troops. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/07/2014 : QINGDAO VISIT
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, is greeted by U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Mark W. Gillette, right, U.S. defense attaché to China, and Chinese military officers in Qingdao, China, April 7, 2014. Hagel visited the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning while in Qingdao, the first foreigner to do so. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/07/2014 : BEIJING ARRIVAL
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrives in Beijing, April 7, 2014. Hagel will meet with Chinese counterparts during his three-day visit to the country. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/07/2014 : AFGHAN VOTERS
Afghan Army Lt. Col. Sultani, left, and Maj. Safi display the blue ink on their fingers on Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Afghanistan's Laghman province, April 6, 2014. The blue ink signifies that Sultani and Safi voted in the Afghan presidential election the day before. U.S. soldiers assigned to the International Security Assistance Force assisted Afghan forces during the election. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. George Huley
04/07/2014 : POST-ELECTION BRIEFING
Afghan soldiers, Afghan national police, Afghan uniformed police, Afghan border police and U.S. soldiers conduct a briefing on Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Afghanistan's Laghman province, April 6, 2014. During the briefing, leaders congratulated everyone on their hard work during the Afghan presidential election the day before. The U.S. soldiers are assigned to the International Security Assistance Force, which assisted Afghan forces during the election. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. George Huley
04/07/2014 : CHILD RESCUE
Sailors from the frigate USS Vandegrift help rescue a family with a sick infant in the ship's small boat as part of a joint U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and California Air National Guard effort in the Pacific Ocean, April 6, 2014. The family and four Air National Guard pararescuemen were safely moved from the sailboat to Vandegrift, which then transited to San Diego. U.S. Navy photo
04/07/2014 : FOX ADDRESS
Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox delivers remarks at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., April 7, 2014. Fox is addressing the defense budget and other pressing issues facing the department in speeches to students at military war colleges. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
04/07/2014 : COLLEGE TOUR
Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox meets with Army Maj. Gen. Anthony A. Cucolo III, the commandant of the U.S. Army War College, in Carlisle, Pa., April 7, 2014. Fox is addressing the defense budget and other pressing issues facing the department in speeches to students at military war colleges. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
04/07/2014 : NAVAL WAR COLLEGE
Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox meets with Navy Rear Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr., center, president of the U.S. Naval War College, in Newport, R.I., April 7, 2014. Fox is addressing the defense budget and other pressing issues facing the department in speeches to students at military war colleges. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
04/07/2014 : NAVAL STUDENTS
Students listen to Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox deliver remarks at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., April 7, 2014. Fox is addressing the defense budget and other pressing issues facing the department in speeches to students at military war colleges. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
04/07/2014 : RECONNAISSANCE MISSION
CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters fly out for an aerial reconnaissance mission over Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 2, 2014. The helicopters conducted the mission to support ground troops by flying over areas of interest and bringing back requested information. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Frances Johnson
04/07/2014 : LIVE FIRE
A U.S. soldier conducts live-fire training for the annual weapons qualification near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, March 26th, 2014. New York National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Harley Jelis
04/07/2014 : OSO SEARCH
Washington National Guardsmen and local volunteers continue search operations in Oso, Wash., April 2, 2014, following a deadly mudslide. National Guard photo by Army Sgt. Chelsea Barber
04/07/2014 : DANGER AREA
U.S. Marine Corps officers cross a danger area during urban operations training at The Basic School on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., March 28, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sonia N. Rodriguez
04/06/2014 : WREATH CEREMONY
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel lays a wreath at the Japanese Ministry of Defense before meeting with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera in Tokyo, April 6, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/06/2014 : ANTHEM HONORS
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stands for the national anthem with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera in Tokyo, April 6, 2014. Hagel met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/06/2014 : ARRIVAL CEREMONY
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reviews the troops during an arrival ceremony with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera in Tokyo, April 6, 2014. Hagel met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/06/2014 : TOKYO MEETING
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo, April 6, 2014. Hagel and Kishida met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/06/2014 : HAGEL REMARK
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a meeting with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera in Tokyo, April 6, 2014. Hagel and Onodera met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/06/2014 : JOINT PRESSER
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera hold a joint news conference in Tokyo, April 6, 2014. Hagel and Onodera met earlier to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/06/2014 : DEFENSE TALKS
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera in Tokyo, April 6, 2014. Hagel and Onodera met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/06/2014 : ELECTION UPDATE
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks on the telephone with U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the commander of the International Security Assistance Force, while in Tokyo, April 6, 2014. Hagel called Dunford to receive an update on the Afghan elections. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/05/2014 : JAPAN LANDING
Leaders watch as a U.S. military aircraft carrying U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel lands on Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 5, 2014. Hagel traveled from Hawaii to the base during his forth visit to the Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Raymond Geoffroy
04/05/2014 : AIRMAN'S QUESTION
U.S. Air Force Capt. Wayne Gutman asks U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel a question during a troop event on Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 5, 2014. Hagel traveled from Hawaii to the base during his fourth official visit to the Asia-Pacific region. Gutman is assigned to the 374th Medical Support Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo
04/05/2014 : SERVICE AND DEDICATION
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with U.S. and Japanese troops on Yokota Air Force Base, Japan, April 5, 2014. Hagel thanked the troops for their service and dedication, and answered questions. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Raymond Geoffroy
04/05/2014 : OFFICIAL RESIDENCE
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Sori Daijin Kantei, the prime minister's official residence, in Tokyo, April 5, 2014. Hagel and Abe discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/05/2014 : HAGEL COMMENT
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Sori Daijin Kantei, the prime minister's official residence, in Tokyo, April 5, 2014. Hagel and Abe discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/05/2014 : HANDSHAKE GREETING
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands during a meeting at Sori Daijin Kantei, the prime minister's official residence, in Tokyo, April 5, 2014. Hagel and Abe met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/05/2014 : MEETING'S END
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy walk together after meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Sori Daijin Kantei, the prime minister's official residence, in Tokyo, April 5, 2014. Hagel and Abe met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/05/2014 : AFGHAN ELECTION SECURITY
Afghan soldiers, Afghan uniformed police and U.S. soldiers assigned to the International Security Assistance Force coordinate security operations for the Afghan presidential election while meeting on Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Afghanistan's Laghman province, April 5, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. George Huley
04/05/2014 : TOKYO ARRIVAL
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel waves to the pilots of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter after landing at Hardy Barracks in Tokyo, April 5, 2014. Hagel met with troops on Yokota Air Force Base earlier in the day and will continue his three-day stay in Tokyo, meeting with the Japanese prime minister and defense and foreign ministers. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/05/2014 : YOKOTA TALK
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with U.S. and Japanese troops on Yokota Air Force Base, Japan, April 5, 2014. Hagel thanked the troops for their service and dedication, and answered questions. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/04/2014 : WALK AND TALK
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel walks with U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Salvatore A. “Sam” Angelella, commander of U.S. Forces Japan, after speaking with U.S. and Japanese troops on Yokota Air Force Base, Japan April 5, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/04/2014 : TAIL TASK
A U.S. sailor performs maintenance on the tail propeller of an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge in the East China Sea, March 26, 2014. The Blue Ridge is on patrol in the East China Sea with embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Oscar Fuentes
04/04/2014 : CELTIC TRANSIT
The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha transits the Celtic Sea, March 26, 2014, to support Joint Warrior 14-1. The United Kingdom-led training exercise is designed to provide NATO and allied forces a unique warfare environment to prepare for global operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lacordrick Wilson
04/04/2014 : MCNAIR GREETINGS
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife Deanie, greet Gen. Shigeru Iwasaki, chief of the joint staff for Japan's Self Defense Forces, and his wife, Toshiko, during the Japan Defense Chiefs Strategy Dialogue at the National War College on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., April 3, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
04/04/2014 : NATIONAL ANTHEMS
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. Shigeru Iwasaki, chief of the joint staff for Japan's Self Defense Forces, salute as the national anthems of both countries play during the Japan Defense Chiefs Strategy Dialogue at National War College on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., April 3, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
04/04/2014 : BANNER SMILES
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama receive banners from former Marine Corps Sgt. Jon Lujan, far left, a Paralympian, and Julie Chu, who won silver in Sochi, Russia, with the women's Olympic hockey team, at the White House, April 3, 2014. U.S. Paralympic and Olympic athletes signed the banners. U.S Army photo by Lisa Ferdinando
04/04/2014 : CANINE CARE
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashly Lester carries Leska, a military working dog, off the operating table after a surgery to remove a broken incisor at the camp's medical facility on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 2, 2014. Lester is a military working dog handler. Leska made a full recovery from the surgery. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Eric Dietrich
04/04/2014 : SHOOTING UPDATE
Army Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, commander of Fort Hood, Texas, provides an update on the shooting incident during a press conference on base, April 2, 2014. U.S. Army photo
04/04/2014 : HELP AND SUPPORT
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel walks with Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, before departing Honolulu, April 4, 2014. Hagel thanked Locklear and his troops for their help and support in coordinating a forum to host defense ministers from the Association of South East Asian Nations. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/04/2014 : CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel presents a certificate of appreciation to members of U.S. Pacific Command in Honolulu, April 4, 2014. Hagel thanked the troops for their help and support in coordinating a forum to host defense ministers from the Association of South East Asian Nations. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/04/2014 : ONBOARD BRIEFING
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs reporters while en route to Tokyo, April 4, 2014. Hagel was traveling from Honolulu, where he hosted a forum for defense ministers from the Association of South East Asian Nations. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/04/2014 : HAGEL COMMENTS
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs reporters while en route to Tokyo, April 4, 2014. Hagel was traveling from Honolulu, where he hosted a forum for defense ministers from the Association of South East Asian Nations. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/04/2014 : SHOOTING UPDATE
Army Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley updates reporters on Fort Hood, Texas, April 4, 2014, about the April 2 shooting on base as Chris Grey, the chief of public affairs/media for U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command at Quantico, Va., looks on. Milley is the base's commander and Grey also is the spokesperson for the law enforcement task force leading the investigation. During the incident, a soldier killed three others and wounded 16 before taking his own life. DOD Video Screen Grab
04/04/2014 : ADJUSTING ACTION
U.S. Army Spc. Kodi T. Lindsey and a fellow soldier correct the action of an M240B machine gun during a combined-arms, live-fire exercise on the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas in Germany, March 28, 2014. Lindsey is a paratrooper assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra
04/04/2014 : ELECTION MEETING
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, center, commander of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, greets Afghan army Maj. Gen. Mohammad Yaftali, commander of the 203rd Corps, on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Afghanistan's Paktia province, April 2, 2014. Military leaders met to discuss how security forces would prepare for the upcoming Afghan national election. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Landry
04/04/2014 : NIGHT OPERATION
As seen through a night-vision device, a U.S. soldier watches as CH-47 Chinook helicopters touch down during an operation to disrupt insurgent movement in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, March 21, 2014. The soldier is assigned to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Connor Mendez
04/04/2014 : REALISTIC EXPRESSION
Marine Corps Sgt. Joseph Reed Jr., fires his first M777A2 howitzer round as part of a tactical exercise during Realistic Urban Training Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise 14-1 on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., March 26, 2014. Reed is a training chief assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan
04/04/2014 : FORT HOOD BRIEFING
Army Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley updates reporters on Fort Hood, Texas, April 4, 2014, about the April 2 shooting on base as Chris Grey, the chief of public affairs/media for U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command at Quantico, Va., looks on. Milley is the base's commander and Grey also is the spokesperson for the law enforcement task force leading the investigation. During the incident, a soldier killed three others and wounded 16 before taking his own life. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar
04/03/2014 : CHIEFS SALUTE
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. Shigeru Iwasaki, chief of the joint staff for Japan's Self Defense Forces, salute as the national anthems of both countries play during the Japan Defense Chiefs Strategy Dialogue at the National War College on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., April 3, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
04/03/2014 : AIRMAN'S ATTENTION
Students and faculty of the Air War College look on as Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox delivers remarks on Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala., April 3, 2014. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
04/03/2014 : SECURITY CALL
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks on the phone with President Barack Obama from Honolulu, April 2, 2014. Hagel spoke with the president and members of the National Security Council about the shooting on Fort Hood. DOD photo by Carl Woog
04/03/2014 : ASEAN ROUND TABLE
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel hosts a round-table meeting with defense ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Honolulu, April 2, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/03/2014 : ONBOARD BRIEFING
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs the press on board the USS Anchorage in Honolulu, April 2, 2014. Hagel answered questions regarding the round-table meeting he held with defense ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/03/2014 : HAWAIIAN LUNCH
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, host defense ministers with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for lunch in Honolulu, April 2, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/03/2014 : COUNTERPART LAUGH
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel laughs with several defense ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Honolulu, April 2, 2014. Hagel is hosting the ASEAN forum to help develop defense relations in the region. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/03/2014 : ANCHORAGE WELCOME
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is piped on board the USS Anchorage along with defense ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Honolulu, April 2, 2014. Hagel is hosting the ASEAN forum to help develop defense relations in the region. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/03/2014 : DEFENSE DISCUSSIONS
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel hosts a round-table discussion with defense ministers with the Association for South East Asian Nations in Honolulu, April 3, 2014. Hagel and the ministers discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/03/2014 : FORT HOOD UPDATE
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno briefs senators as Army Secretary John M. McHugh listens during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., April 3, 2014. The Army leaders updated lawmakers on the April 2 shooting incident on Fort Hood, Texas, before proceeding with the hearing’s previously scheduled agenda. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Steve Cortez
04/03/2014 : HOUSE HEARING
Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Christine E. Wormuth, deputy undersecretary of defense for strategy, plans and force development, testify before the House Armed Services Committee on the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review in Washington, D.C., April 3, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
04/03/2014 : WINNEFELD TESTIMONY
Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Christine E. Wormuth, deputy undersecretary of defense for strategy, plans and force development, testify before the House Armed Services Committee on the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review in Washington, D.C., April 3, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
04/03/2014 : DEMPSEY GREETING
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with Gen. Shigeru Iwasaki, chief of the joint staff for Japan's Self Defense Forces, during the Japan Defense Chiefs Strategy Dialogue atthe National War College on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., April 3, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
04/03/2014 : FOX REMARKS
Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox delivers remarks to students and faculty of the Air War College on Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala., April 3, 2014. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
04/03/2014 : ROUND TABLE
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel hosts a round-table discussion with defense ministers with the Association for Southeast Asian Nations in Honolulu, April 3, 2014. Hagel and the ministers discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/03/2014 : MAXWELL ARRIVAL
Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox shakes hands with Air Force Maj. Gen. Brian T. Bishop as she arrives during a visit with students and faculty of the Air War College on Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala., April 3, 2014. Bishop is the college's commandant and commander of the Carl A. Spaatz Center for Officer Education. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
04/03/2014 : HAGEL BRIEFING
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs reporters after holding a forum for defense ministers with the Association for Southeast Asian Nations in Honolulu, April 3, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/03/2014 : LUNCHEON LEI
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel receives a lei from Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell during a military affairs council lunch in Honolulu, April 3, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/03/2014 : PRESS REMARKS
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs reporters after holding a forum for defense ministers with the Association for Southeast Asian Nations in Honolulu, April 3, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/02/2014 : HAWAIIAN ARRIVAL
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, third from left, and his wife, Lilibet, are greeted by Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, and his wife, Pam, upon their arrival in Honolulu, April 1, 2014. Hagel will host a ministerial with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense forum to help develop relations in the region. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/02/2014 : WELCOMING REMARKS
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel makes welcoming remarks during a reception at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense forum in Honolulu, April 1, 2014. Hagel will host the ministerial to help develop relations in the region. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/02/2014 : COUNTERPART CHAT
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, speaks with Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein during a welcome reception at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense forum in Honolulu, April 1, 2014. Hagel will host the ministerial to help develop defense relations in the region. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/02/2014 : SEARCH STRATEGY
Air Force Tech. Sgts. Tayler Bates and Tony Rohrenbach discuss how to remove debris to drain water as they search for survivors following a deadly mudslide in Oso, Wash., March 30, 2014. Bates and Rohrenbach are assigned to the Washington Air National Guard's 141st Civil Engineer Squadron. The mudslide occurred March 22, 2014, when a portion of a hillside collapsed, sending mud and debris over a square mile. Washington National Guard photo by Army Staff Sgt. Rory Featherston
04/02/2014 : HALF-STAFF
An American flag flies at half-staff as airmen and volunteers search through debris and mud for survivors in Oso, Wash., March 31, 2014, following a deadly mudslide. Washington National Guard photo by Army Spc. Sarah M. Booker
04/02/2014 : RELENTLESS EFFORTS
An American flag flies at half-staff in the rubble as the search continues for survivors in Oso, Wash., March 31, 2014, following a deadly mudslide. Troops and volunteers have assisted in the extensive search and rescue efforts. Washington National Guard photo by Army Spc. Sarah M. Booker
04/02/2014 : CANINE CARING
Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas Siegel, right, shares a quick smile as he helps transport a tired K-9 team after their search for survivors in Oso, Wash., March 31, 2014, following a deadly mudslide. Washington National Guard photo by Lt col. Puckett
04/02/2014 : HONOLULU WELCOME
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, thanks the delegates and staff during a welcome reception at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense forum in Honolulu, April 1, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/02/2014 : KANDAHAR PATROL
U.S. Army Sgt. Gilberto Garcia-Acevedo directs a presence patrol in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 26, 2014. Garcia-Acevedo is assigned to Forward Support Company, 65th Engineer Battalion. National Guard photo by U.S. Army Cpl. Clay Beyersdorfer
04/02/2014 : ADVANCE COMMAND
U.S. Marines Corps 1st Lt. Stefan A. Gliwa, right, commands his platoon to advance while participating in live-fire training during Exercise Ssang Yong 14 in Suesongri, South Korea, March 26, 2014. Gliwa is a platoon commander assigned to Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. The annual exercise enhances interoperability between U.S. and Korean forces through amphibious operations showcasing sea-based power in the Pacific. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony J. Kirby
04/02/2014 : PRACTICE ROCKET
U.S. Marines fire a practice rocket from a high-mobility, artillery rocket system during a live-fire exercise on Rodriguez range, South Korea, March 28, 2014. The annual exercise enhances interoperability between U.S. and Korean forces through amphibious operations showcasing sea-based power in the Pacific. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren Whitney
04/02/2014 : PARATROOPER EXERCISE
U.S. paratroopers jump into Bunker drop zone during a live-fire exercise at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas, Germany, March 28, 2014. The combined arms, live-fire exercise helps prepare the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade to deploy to Afghanistan to provide medical evacuation and combat support to NATO's International Security Assistance Force mission. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra
04/01/2014 : GAME SALUTE
Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, salutes during the playing of the national anthem while attending the Baltimore Orioles' opening day game against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards in Baltimore, March 31, 2014. Winnefeld was invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Baltimore beat the Red Sox 2-1. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
04/01/2014 : HOPE AWARD SPOUSES
Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Mary, present the Legacy of Hope Award to the American Military Spouses Choir at the 32nd Annual USO Metro Awards Dinner in Arlington, Va., March 31, 2014. The event was hosted by the USO of Metropolitan Washington. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
04/01/2014 : HAGEL DEPARTS
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his wife, Lilibet, board an Air Force E-4B aircraft on Joint Base Andrews, Md., April 1, 2014, en route to Hawaii for a ministerial with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense ministers. Hagel plans to meet with leaders of ASEAN nations to help develop defense relationships in the region. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/01/2014 : PAINTER'S EDGE
U.S..Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Joiner, center, repaints the command excellence award insignias on the island aboard the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington, Yokosuka, Japan, March 25, 2014. Joiner is a quartermaster. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Beverly Lesonik
04/01/2014 : TRIP BRIEF
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs the traveling press on board a military aircraft en route to Hawaii, April 1, 2014, where he will host the first U.S.-ASEAN forum. Hagel will meet with ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation, to help develop defense relationships in the region. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
04/01/2014 : LIVE-FIRE MISSION
Army Spc. Sergio Depena, right, and Army Pfc. John Conley fire a 60mm mortar round during a live-fire mission on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., March 21, 2014. Depena and Conley are assigned to the Massachusetts Army National Guard's Company D, 1st Battalion, 181st Infantry Regiment. Massachusetts National Guard photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class James C. Lally
04/01/2014 : PERIMETER SETTERS
As seen through a night-vision device, Marines set a perimeter around a landing zone prior to departing the objective area as part of a simulated precision raid during Realistic Urban Training Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise 14-1 on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., March 24, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Laura Y. Raga
04/01/2014 : RIBBON CUTTING
Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, fourth from left, and his wife, Mary, help cut the ribbon to open the USO Warrior and Family Center on Naval Support Activity Bethesda in Bethesda, Md., April 1, 2014. Winnefeld said the 16,000-square foot warrior and family care center will be essential to the recovery of wounded, ill and injured troops. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
03/31/2014 : CHAIRMAN'S MOMENT
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, pauses before a meeting with Israeli defense forces' leadership in Jerusalem, March 30, 2014. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
03/31/2014 : PRESIDENTIAL GREETING
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a meeting in Jerusalem, March 30, 2014. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
03/31/2014 : SECURITY TALKS
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with senior members of the Institute for National Security Studies in Jerusalem, March 31, 2014. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
03/31/2014 : WWII MEMORIES
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shows photos of his father serving during World War II to a group of Rosie the Riveters at the Pentagon, March 31, 2014, the last day of Women’s History Month. Hagel told the women, who volunteered as welders, electricians and draftsmen during the war, that they should be proud of the strong example they set for women in the following generations. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
03/31/2014 : PENTAGON ARRIVAL
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, hosts an honor cordon to welcome Portuguese Defense Minister Jose Pedro Aguiar-Branco at the Pentagon, March 31, 2014. The two leaders met to discuss defense-related topics. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
03/31/2014 : BILATERAL RELATIONS
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, center left, meets with Portuguese Defense Minister Jose Pedro Aguiar-Branco, center right, at the Pentagon, March 31, 2014. The two leaders met to discuss defense-related topics. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
03/31/2014 : CONSULATE VISIT
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with U.S. Marines at the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, March 31, 2014. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
03/31/2014 : CENTER TOUR
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, foreground, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tours the Konrad Adenauer Conference Center in Jerusalem, March 31, 2014. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
03/31/2014 : PRESS REMARKS
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, answers questions from the press with the Old City of Jerusalem in the background, March 31, 2014. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
03/31/2014 : PENTAGON NEWS BRIEFING
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel answers questions from reporters during a press conference at the Pentagon, March 31, 2014. Hagel discussed ongoing efforts to recover American service member remains from past conflicts and took questions about provocative actions by North Korea and the situation in Ukraine. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
03/31/2014 : HAGEL REMARKS
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel answers questions from reporters during a press conference at the Pentagon, March 31, 2014. Hagel discussed ongoing efforts to recover American service member remains from past conflicts and took questions about provocative actions by North Korea and the situation in Ukraine. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
03/31/2014 : CAREFUL MANEUVER
Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathon Hernas carefully maneuvers across debris and mud while searching for survivors in Oso, Wash., March 28, 2014, following a deadly mudslide. Hernas is assigned to the Washington National Guard's 141st Civil Engineer Squadron. Washington National Guard photo by Army Spc. Matthew Sissel
03/31/2014 : DRAINING WATER
Air National Guardemen and members of the Everett Fire Department remove trees and debris to allow water to drain from the area to enable them to search for survivors in Oso, Wash., March 28, 2014, following a deadly mudslide. Washington National Guard photo by Army Staff Sgt. Rory Featherston
03/31/2014 : OPERATION'S END
A U.S. Special Forces soldier returns from leading a patrol of Afghan commandos during an operation in the Khogyani district in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, March 21, 2014. U.S. Special Forces Soldiers advised and assisted the commandos during an operation to disrupt insurgent movement. The soldier is assigned to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Connor Mendez
03/28/2014 : CHAIRMAN'S LESSON
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, teaches a class to cadets at Lincoln Hall during his visit to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., March 27, 2014. During the class, he discussed military relations, his role as the chairman and the difference between direct and indirect power. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
03/28/2014 : TAPS GALA
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with children on stage during the 2014 Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Honor Guard Gala at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., March 27, 2014. The program, known as TAPS, is a 24-hour resource for anyone who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstance of the death. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
03/28/2014 : DEMPSEY ADDRESS
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the audience as a child stands next to him during the 2014 Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Honor Guard Gala at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., March 27, 2014. The program, known as TAPS, is a 24-hour resource for anyone who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstance of the death. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mikki Sprenkle
03/28/2014 : CHAIRMAN HIGH-FIVE
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, high-fives a surviving child during the 2014 Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Honor Guard Gala at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., March 27, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
03/28/2014 : HONOR GUARD AWARD
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speaks on stage after Cameron Santos-Silva, surviving son of Army Sgt. 1st Class Carlos Santos-Silva, presented the TAPS Honor Guard Gala Military Award to him during the 2014 Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Honor Guard Gala at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., March 27, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
03/28/2014 : SURVIVING DAUGHTER
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to the audience as Lizzy Yaggy, surviving daughter of Marine Corps Maj. David Laurence Yaggy, stands next to him during the 2014 Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Honor Guard Gala at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., March 27, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
03/28/2014 : SURVIVOR SEARCH
Air National Guardsmen wade through mud and debris to search for survivors following the deadly mudslide in Oso, Wash., March 27, 2014. Washington National Guard photo by Army Spc. Matthew Sissel
03/28/2014 : TWO-DAY TRAINING
Army Lt. Col. Albert J. Paquin, foreground, watches as CH-47 Chinook helicopters deliver troops and M119A3 howitzers during a two-gun raid as part of field training on Fort Bragg, N.C., March 19, 2014. Paquin is commander of the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Eliverto V. Larios
03/28/2014 : MEDICAL TEAM
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Christina Chuchuru, U.S. Air Force Capt. Teresa Sellers, U.S. Army Sgt. Mary Shannon McCay and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Allison Cogar prepare a patient for surgery at Craig Joint Theater Hospital on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 18, 2014. Chuchuru, Sellers, McCay and Cogar work together in the operating room. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn
03/28/2014 : LEAPING LESKA
Leska, a military working dog, leaps at U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class John Winjum, a working dog handler, during training on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 21, 2014. The training maintains the dog's proficiency in subduing suspects. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Eric Dietrich
03/28/2014 : CEREMONY EMOTION
Deborah Alexander, wife of Army Gen. Keith Alexander, who is stepping down as head of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, holds back tears during Alexander's retirement ceremony at the agency's headquarters on Fort George Meade, Md., March 28, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
03/28/2014 : ALEXANDER REMARKS
Army Gen. Keith Alexander, who is stepping down as head of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, delivers remarks at his retirement ceremony at the National Security Agency headquarters on Fort George Meade, Md., March 28, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
03/28/2014 : HAGEL COMMENTS
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivers remarks at the retirement ceremony of Army Gen. Keith Alexander, who is stepping down as head of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, at the agency's headquarters on Fort George Meade, Md., March 28, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
03/28/2014 : DEMPSEY COMMENT
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, makes a joke at the retirement ceremony of Army Gen. Keith Alexander, who is stepping down as head of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, at the agency's headquarters on Fort George Meade, Md., March 28, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
03/27/2014 : AT4 TRAINING
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Lloyd Burton III fires an M136E1 AT4-CS confined space light anti-armor weapon while participating in live-fire training during Exercise Ssang Yong 14 in Suesongri, South Korea, March 26, 2014. Burton is a field artillery cannoneer, assigned to 1st Battalion 12th Marines, 3D Marine Division. The annual exercise enhances interoperability between U.S. and Korean forces through amphibious operations showcasing sea-based power in the Pacific. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl Tyler S. Dietrich
03/27/2014 : SHILOH SIGNALS
U.S.sailors assigned to the cruiser USS Shiloh send signals to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS John Ericsson during a replenishment in the Philippine Sea, March 19, 2014. The Shiloh 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 Petty Officer 2nd Class Kristopher G. Horton
03/27/2014 : SAILORS SPRAY
U.S. sailors spray a fire hose during damage control olympics aboard the USS Ramage in the Mediterranean Sea, March 22, 2014. The Ramage is deployed in support of maritime and theater security cooperation in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jared King
03/27/2014 : PENTAGON BRIEFING
Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby briefs reporters at the Pentagon, March 27, 2014. Kirby outlined the objectives of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's upcoming trip to Asia and answered questions on the situation in Ukraine and search efforts for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
03/27/2014 : BATTLEFIELD GALA
Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at the annual Angels of the Battlefield Gala to honor military corpsmen, medics and pararescuemen in Washington, D.C., March 26, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
03/27/2014 : WINNEFELD REMARKS
Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at the annual Angels of the Battlefield Gala to honor military corpsmen, medics and pararescuemen in Washington, D.C., March 26, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
03/27/2014 : AIR FORCE UPDATE
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, brief reporters on the results of the command's investigation into allegations of compromised test materials at the Pentagon, March 27, 2014. James and Wilson also provided an update on the service's force improvement program. U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash
03/27/2014 : CHILD'S PLAY
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Sierra Clemons plays with a child at the Child Protection and Development Center in Hua Yai, Thailand, March 25, 2014. Clemons is a gunner’s mate assigned to the USS Frank Cable, which is conducting maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Greg House
03/27/2014 : COMMAND INVESTIGATION
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, brief reporters on the results of the command's investigation into allegations of compromised test materials at the Pentagon, March 27, 2014. James and Wilson also provided an update on the service's force improvement program. U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash
03/26/2014 : POSEIDON WORKSTATION
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Mike Trumbull monitors his workstation on a P-8A Poseidon at sea, March 24, 2014, during a mission to assist in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Trumbull is a naval flight officer assigned to Patrol Squadron 16, which is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric A. Pastor
03/26/2014 : SEA SEARCH
U.S. Navy Lt. Clayton Hunt and Lt. j.g. Nicholas Horton pilot a P-8A Poseidon at sea, March 24, 2014, during a mission to assist in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Hunt and Horton are naval aviators assigned to Patrol Squadron 16, which is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric A. Pastor
03/26/2014 : LIASON OFFICER
Army Chief Warrant Officer Kevin Crisp coordinates the arrival of the search and extraction element of the Washington National Guard at the site of the deadly mudslide in Oso, Wash., March 26, 2014. Crisp is serving as the liaison officer for the Washington National Guard with the Snohomish County Emergency Operations Center. Washington National Guard photo by Air Force Maj. Tawny Dotson
03/26/2014 : ETHICS CLASS
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, listens as a midshipman asks a question during a class Dempsey is teaching on ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., March 26, 2014. Dempsey is on a two-day tour to visit the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
03/26/2014 : VEHICLE CHECK
U.S. Army Spc. Dustin Emkewalker prepares his vehicle before a patrol on Forward Operating Base Lightning in Afghanistan's Paktiya province, March 19, 2014. Emkewalker is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's Company A, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Dixie Rae Liwanag
03/26/2014 : PAKTIYA PATROL
U.S. Army Spc. Dustin Emkewalker, foreground, pulls security during a patrol in Paktiya province, Afghanistan, March 19, 2014. Emkewalker is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's Company A, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Dixie Rae Liwanag
03/26/2014 : PENTAGON WELCOME
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, hosts an honor cordon to welcome British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond to the Pentagon, March 26, 2014. The two defense leaders met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
03/26/2014 : SURVIVOR SEARCH
Federal firefighters assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., March 22, 2014, comb through debris looking for survivors following the deadly mudslide near Oso, Wash. The Navy station's search and rescue effort employs three SH-60 Knighthawk helicopters and crew whose primary mission is to recover downed aviators from the base's Electronic Attack Wing. U.S. Navy photo
03/26/2014 : MUDSLIDE DEVASTATION
An aerial view shows the deadly mudslide in the Oso area of Snohomish County, Wash., March 22, 2014, as a U.S. Navy crew and three Navy firefighters assist with search and recovery efforts. The slide covered a square mile in a rural community about 55 miles northeast of Seattle. The Navy crew is based on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. U.S. Navy photo
03/26/2014 : LIGHT MOMENT
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, shares a light moment with Sir Peter John Westmacott, center, British ambassador to the United States, and British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond, foreground, at the Pentagon, March 26, 2014. The two defense leaders and the ambassador met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
03/26/2014 : PRESS CONFERENCE
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond brief reporters during a joint news conference at the Pentagon, March 26, 2014. The two defense leaders answered questions on a range of issues, including the situation in Ukraine and search efforts for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
03/26/2014 : TWO-SIDED SEARCH
A U.S. Navy air crew looks for floating debris while on a P-8A Poseidon at sea, March 24, 2014, during a mission to assist in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The crewmen are assigned to Patrol Squadron 16, which is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric A. Pastor
03/25/2014 : VERTICAL LAUNCH
The guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin launches an anti-submarine rocket during a live-fire exercise in the Pacific Ocean, March 23, 2014. The Mustin is participating in Multi-Sail 2014, an annual exercise in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Fidel C. Hart
03/25/2014 : OVERHEAD MAINTENANCE
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jhennel Myers maintains an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter in the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the East China Sea, March 17, 2014. Myers is an aviation machinist's mate assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25. The ship was in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Achterling
03/25/2014 : ARMY TESTIMONY
Army Secretary John M. Mchugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno listen to opening remarks from the members of the House Armed Services Committee before they testified in Washington, D.C., March 25, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mikki L. Sprenkle
03/25/2014 : ODIERNO TESTIMONY
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno answers a question from members of the House Armed Services Committee during a hearing as Army Secretary John M. McHugh listens in Washington, D.C., March 25, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mikki L. Sprenkle
03/25/2014 : PARARESCUE PARACHUTE
A U.S. Air Force pararescueman gathers his parachute and equipment after completing free fall jump training near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 17, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Erik Cardenas
03/25/2014 : DIRECTING A GUNNER
Marine Corps Sgt. Andrew Morey, foreground, directs Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brooke Livingston as she engages a target with an M240G medium machine gun from a UH-1Y Huey helicopter during an urban training exercise on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., March 17, 2014. Morey and Livingston are crew chiefs assigned to 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163. The training places troops in environments similar to those they would see during upcoming deployments. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Wenger
03/25/2014 : AMPHIBIOUS LANDING
An MV-22 Osprey approaches for a landing aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage in the Pacific Ocean, March 20, 2014. The Anchorage is off the coast of Southern California undergoing amphibious warfare certifications in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility. The Osprey is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Lindahl
03/25/2014 : TENT ATTENTION
Air Force Master Sgt. Alejandro Rojas assembles a tent during training at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., March 14, 2014. Rojas is an aeromedical service journeyman assigned to the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. The center provides U.S. military units and personnel with realistic predeployment training scenarios in all aspects of armed conflict. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith
03/25/2014 : GOODBYE WAVE
An Afghan soldier waves goodbye to U.S. Army Sgt. Brett Bonine at the gate on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Afghanistan's Paktia province, March 24, 2014. Bonine is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Dixie Rae Liwanag
03/25/2014 : MISSION SECURITY
U.S. paratroopers prepare to board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter for an air assault mission at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, March 19, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Gertrud Zach
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