Lead Photo Images
07/02/2015 : SAFE TAKEOFF
U.S. Navy Lt. Jessica Grupp directs an MH-60R Seahawk as it launches from the flight deck of the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam Philippine Sea, June 30, 2015. The Antietam is on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Grupp is a landing safety officer assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman
07/02/2015 : HANDS-ON TRAINING ROOM
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ryan Boyd prepares a room for training firefighters on Altus Air Force Base, Okla., June 24, 2015. About 30 new firefighters received their first hands-on training with a live-fire exercise. Boyd is the assistant chief of operations assigned to 97th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services Flight. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Megan E. Acs
07/02/2015 : MOVING IN
A U.S. soldier practices maneuvering movements to prepare for a live-fire exercise at Tapa, Estonia, June 30, 2015. The exercise combined the knowledge and skills of the U.S. and Estonian militaries as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The soldier is assigned to 173rd Airborne Brigade. U.S. Army photos by Spc. Jacqueline Dowland
07/02/2015 : SUNSET PARADE
The U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon preforms during a sunset parade at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va., June 30, 2015. Defense Secretary Ash Carter was the guest of honor. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex A. Quiles
07/02/2015 : CLEANING THE BREACH
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Marvin Henry cleans the breach of an M777A2 lightweight 155 mm howitzer after firing a projectile to support an air assault course on Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, June 29, 2015. The combined arms training event combined light infantry, indirect fire weapons systems and air assets to capture and fight through a mock enemy objective. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Jose O. Nava
07/02/2015 : FLIGHTLINE REFLECTION
An Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker rests on the flightline on Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah, June 25, 2015. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Colton Elliott
07/02/2015 : FIREBOLT MISSILE
The coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt fires a Griffin missile during a test and proficiency fire in the Arabian Gulf, June 28, 2015. The Firebolt is supporting maritime and theater security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Bryce Bruns
07/02/2015 : HASHTAG USA
Sailors spell out #USA next to the American flag to mark Independence Day on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Arabian Sea, June 28, 2015. The carrier is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to support Operation Inherent Resolve and strike operations in Iraq and Syria. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jackie Hart
07/01/2015 : PIPE PATCHER
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tristan Bugayong practices pipe patching during a general quarters drill aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage in the Gulf of Aden, June 29, 2015. The Anchorage is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Liam Kennedy
07/01/2015 : PARADE WALK
Defense Secretary Ash Carter walks with Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford as they arrive at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va., for the Sunset Parade, June 30, 2015. Carter was the parade's guest of honor. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
07/01/2015 : SUNSET SALUTATIONS
Defense Secretary Ash Carter thanks Marines following the Sunset Parade at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va., where he was the guest of honor, June 30, 2015. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
07/01/2015 : ONE ON ONE
Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with Army Capt. Luis Avila during a reception at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., June 30, 2015. After the event, Carter attended the Marine Corps Sunset Parade nearby at the Iwo Jima Memorial. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
07/01/2015 : SUNSET TAPS
A Marine bugler plays taps during the Marine Corps Sunset Parade at the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Va., June 30, 2015, where Defense Secretary Ash Carter was the guest of honor. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
07/01/2015 : GUEST OF HONOR
Defense Secretary Ash Carter stands as the guest of honor during a pass and review at the Marine Corps Sunset Parade at the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Va., June 30, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
07/01/2015 : LAST LEG
Army Pfc. Nick Day vaults over a beam at an obstacle course during the last leg of long range surveillance selection on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 24, 2015. On the final day of selection, candidates also completed a 20-kilometer ruck march and a written exam. Day is an infantryman assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Paige Behringer
07/01/2015 : DEFENSE DISCUSSIONS
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, second from right, meets with Icelandic Foreign Affairs Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, second from left, to discuss matters of importance at the Pentagon, July 1, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
07/01/2015 : PRESS BRIEFING
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, brief reporters during a news conference at the Pentagon, July 1, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
07/01/2015 : MISSION PREP
An Army reservist prepares for a route clearance mission at the Combat Support Training Exercise Center on Fort McCoy, Wis., June 19, 2015. They used a mine-detector vehicle, a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle and a robot to ensure routes were clear of roadside bombs. The soldiers are assigned to the Army Reserve’s 323rd Engineering Clearance Company. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton
07/01/2015 : FUSE LINE
U.S. sailors reel in a fuel hose line aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage during replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear in the Gulf of Aden, June 28, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Liam Kennedy
07/01/2015 : SUNSET WATCH
U.S. Marines look at the sunset as the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima transits through the Suez Canal, Egypt, June 22, 2015. The Marines are assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which is deployed on the USS Iwo Jima and the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group to support U.S. national security interests in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Austin A. Lewis
06/30/2015 : GROWLER GAZE
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Justin Ellis inspects a EA-18G Growler aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the Pacific Ocean, June 27, 2015. The carrier is underway off the coast of Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cody Hendrix
06/30/2015 : RUN FOR COVER
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Alex Rowan runs for cover before a breaching system detonates during a sapper leader's course on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 26, 2015. Rowan is a combat engineer assigned to the 4th Combat Engineer Battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Krista James
06/30/2015 : NIGHT OPERATIONS
As seen through a night-vision device, a U.S. Marine Corps AH-1 Super Cobra flies off the flightline aboard the USS Kearsarge during an exercise at sea, June 25, 2015. The helicopter is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joshua W. Brown
06/30/2015 : MATCHING SMILES
U.S. Navy Seaman Lyric Peterson helps a child practice dental hygiene on a toy dinosaur during a Pacific Partnership 2015 community health engagement at a clinic in Arawa, Papua New Guinea, June 29, 2015. Medical personnel from the hospital ship USNS Mercy visited the clinic to provide residents with medical services and information. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft
06/30/2015 : BUILDING BLOCK
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dylan Troiani cuts a cinder block for a new schoolhouse in Ocotes Alto, Honduras, June 27, 2015. Troiani, a structural journeyman, is assigned to 823rd Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy
06/30/2015 : FIRST PORT CALL
U.S. sailors and Marines man the rails as they pull into their first port call of their summer deployment on the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland in Bunbury, Australia, June 29, 2015. The Ashland is patrolling in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class David Co
06/30/2015 : DROPPING WATER
Army Sgt. Philip Peter looks out from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter while dropping water from a bambi bucket to support firefighting efforts near Tok, Alaska, June 26, 2015. Peter is a crew chief assigned to the Alaska National Guard's 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sherman Hogue
06/30/2015 : INFANT RESCUE
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Hawkins carries an infant aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy in the waters off Papua New Guinea, June 30, 2015. At the request of the government, the Mercy launched a helicopter to transport six passengers, including one infant, who swam ashore after their ship sank. Hawkins is a hospital corpsman assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Valerie Eppler
06/30/2015 : CONGRATULATORY CALLS
Defense Secretary Ash Carter congratulates Army Sgt. 1st Class Samantha Goldenstein and Capt. Frank Barroqueiro on a call from his office at the Pentagon, June 30, 2015, for leading Team Army to win the Chairman's Cup trophy during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games. Carter also phoned Air Force Master Sgt. Kyle Burnett, who won the Ultimate Champion trophy. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
06/29/2015 : CLOSING COMMENTS
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work delivers remarks during the closing ceremony of the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 28, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
06/29/2015 : TRACK WALK
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, right, walks past British athletes during the closing ceremony for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 28, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
06/29/2015 : TACTICAL TALK
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Grant Haefke talks to an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft pilot during a mission at an Afghan army combat outpost in Afghanistan, June 23, 2015. Haefke, a joint terminal attack controller and tactical air control party airman, is assigned to the 817th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford
06/29/2015 : WARRIOR REMARKS
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers remarks to U.S. and British athletes, family members and other attendees at the closing ceremony of the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 28, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
06/29/2015 : ANTHEM HONORS
Members of the U.S. Air Force team render honors during the playing of the national anthem at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games closing ceremony on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 28, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
06/29/2015 : MUSICIAN'S MAGIC
U.S. Navy Petty Officer Class Steve Lamonica interacts with a crowd while performing during Pacific Partnership 2015 in Arawa, Papua New Guinea, June 28, 2015. Lamonica is a musician attached to the hospital ship USNS Mercy. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark El-Rayes
06/29/2015 : CORAL SEA SHIPS
The guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee pulls next to the aircraft carrier USS George Washington to prepare for a refueling operation in the Coral Sea, June 26, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jessica Gomez
06/29/2015 : ORDNANCE EXERCISE
Marines remove ordnance from a simulated downed UH-1 Huey helicopter during a training exercise on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 17, 2015. The Marines are assigned to the 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley
06/29/2015 : HONOR CORDON
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, hosts an honor cordon to welcome Brazilian Defense Minister Jaques Wagner to the Pentagon, June 29, 2015. The two defense leaders met to discuss matters of mutual importance. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
06/29/2015 : SCREECH'S REACH
Screech, the mascot of the Washington Nationals baseball team, greets Army Sgt. Anna Ruhstorfer, left, during Army Day at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., June 25, 2015. Ruhstorfer re-enlisted during the pregame military salute. The pregame military salute also included a re-enlistment ceremony, soldier cordon, color guard presentation and performance by the Fife and Drum Corps. DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando
06/29/2015 : FINALS DIVE
Marine Corps Cpl. Marcus Chischilly dives into the water during the swimming finals at the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center in Manassas, Va., June 27, 2015, as part of the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mark Watola
06/29/2015 : ARMY BUDDY
Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Smith, left, walks of the track after finishing his race with the help of Army staff member Paul Trujillo during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 28, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Sandy Barrientos
06/29/2015 : COMMEMORATIVE FLAG
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, presents Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald with a commemorative flag marking the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War during an office call at the Pentagon, June 29, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
06/29/2015 : SLINGLOAD SPRINT
Army Spcs. Crystal Latimer, left, and Isaac Ravelo move away from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter after attaching a slingload containing medical cargo during Global Medic on Fort McCoy, Wis., June 16, 2015. Latimer and Ravelo are assigned to the Army Reserve's 317th Military Police Battalion and the helicopter crew is assigned to the Army Reserve's Company F, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Christopher Martin
06/28/2015 : FACE TO FACE
Athletes with Team Army and Team Marines compete in the sitting volleyball playoffs for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games at Barber Physical Activity Center, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 27, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Sarah R. Hickory
06/28/2015 : FAST MOVER
United Kingdom’s Gareth Golightly races a wheelchair during the track competition on the final day of the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 28, 2015. DoD News photo by EJ Hersom
06/27/2015 : COMMANDANT GREETING
Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Commandant of the Marine Corps, talks to British Forces medically retired Maj. David Dent and Lance Cpl. Mark Martin-Davy before the medal presentation for the shooting competition during the 2015 DoD Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 26, 2015. DoD photo by Shannon Collins
06/27/2015 : SOLO SWIMMER
Army Reservist Chasity Kuczer comes up for air while competing in the breaststroke event during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Manassas, Va., June 27, 2015. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
06/26/2015 : FIRE BALL
U.S. soldiers fire the 120mm main gun of an Army M1A2 Abrams tank to prepare for a live-fire tank shoot during Operation Speed and Power as part of Atlantic Resolve South on Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, June 24, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alan Brutus
06/26/2015 : MOVING SUPPLIES
U.S. sailors move supplies on the flight deck as an MH-60 Seahawk helicopter flies overhead aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt during a replenishment in the Arabian Gulf, June 24, 2015. The carrier is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. The helicopter is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anna Van Nuys
06/26/2015 : BRACING FOR SHOCK
U.S. sailors brace for shock in the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex during a general quarters drill in the Indian Ocean, June 24, 2015. The Essex is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Huey D. Younger Jr.
06/26/2015 : TRAINING IN HAWAII
An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter conducts flight training operations over the island of Oahu, Hawaii, June 23, 2015. The Seahawk is assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amber Porter
06/26/2015 : BRICK BRIGADE
U.S. airmen and Marines move bricks to the interior of a schoolhouse during New Horizons Honduras 2015 training near Trujillo, Honduras, June 24, 2015. The airmen are assigned to the 823rd Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron, and the Marines are assigned to the 271st Marine Wing Support Squadron, 2nd Marine Air Wing, U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy
06/26/2015 : HOWITZER TOUR
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter shakes hands with crew members as he receives a tour of a static M109A6 self-propelled howitzer at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Grafenwoehr, Germany, June 26, 2015. During his European trip, Carter also attended his first NATO ministerial in Brussels as defense secretary. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/26/2015 : WARRIOR HANDSHAKES
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and his wife, Cassandra, shake hands with military athletes during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games shooting competition on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 26, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
06/26/2015 : NET BLOCK
Former Army Spc. Dustin Barr, left, goes for a block at the net during a sitting volleyball match against Team Air Force in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 25, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ian M. Bush
06/26/2015 : TROOP TALK
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks to a group of U.S., U.K., Romanian and German soldiers at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Grafenwoehr, Germany, June 26, 2015. The troop visit was the last leg of a trip to Europe, where Carter attended his first ministerial in Brussels as defense secretary. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/26/2015 : LEAVING EUROPE
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter departs Nuremberg, Germany, June 26, 2015, to return to Washington, D.C., after watching a live-fire training demonstration at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Carter traveled to Europe in part to attend his first NATO ministerial in Brussels as defense secretary. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/25/2015 : THROWING AND PUTTING
Marine Corps veteran Adam Vickery prepares to throw a shot during the field competition of the 2015 DOD Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 23, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
06/25/2015 : THUNDERBIRD REFLECTION
Air Force Maj. Scott Petz pulls into chocks after a media flight at Dayton International Airport in Dayton, Ohio, June 19, 2015. Petz is a pilot for Thunderbirds, the Air Force's demonstration squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell
06/25/2015 : WADING THROUGH FIRE
U.S. soldiers move through fire during fire phobia training during a Kosovo Force mission rehearsal exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, June 16, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 252nd Armored Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tyler Kingsbury
06/25/2015 : GOAT GLORY
U.S. Army Capt. Emily Corbin examines a goat at a farm during a veterinary event to support Continuing Promise 2015 in Acajutla, El Salvador, June 20, 2015. Corbin is a veterinarian assigned to Public Health Command District North on Fort Meade, Md. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brittney Cannady
06/25/2015 : 70-YEAR MEDAL
Retired Air Force Maj. Louis Tornabene talks about his experience as a B-29 pilot during World War II and why he received the Air Medal 70 years after his efforts during the war. DoD screen shot
06/25/2015 : TABLE TALK
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Afghan Acting Defense Minister Masoom Stanekzai at NATO headquarters in Brussels, June 25, 2015, to discuss matters of mutual importance. Carter is participating in his first NATO ministerial as defense secretary. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/25/2015 : NORTH ATLANTIC COUNCIL
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter participates in a meeting of the North Atlantic Council with Resolute Support partner nations at NATO headquarters in Brussels, June 25, 2015. Carter is participating in his first NATO ministerial as defense secretary. Resolute Support is a NATO-led, noncombat mission focusing on training, advising and assisting in Afghanistan. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/25/2015 : NATO CONVERSATION
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, second from right, speaks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, far left, U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, NATO's supreme allied commander for Europe and commander of U.S. European Command, and U.S. Army Gen. John F. Campbell, commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, at NATO headquarters in Brussels, June 25, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/25/2015 : CAPITOL VISIT
Military athletes participating in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games pose for a photo with U.S. representatives during a tour of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., June 24, 2015. About 250 athletes are competing in the games, which feature eight adaptive sports for wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy/Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command and British forces. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
06/25/2015 : NUCLEAR DETERRENCE
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, center, Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., right, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Deputy Energy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall testify on nuclear deterrence before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., June 25, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Clydell Kinchen
06/24/2015 : FINAL PUSH
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jason Caswell throws the shot put during field competition for the 2015 DOD Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 23, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
06/24/2015 : MISSION TRANSITION
Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers remarks during the Mission Transition conference in Washington, D.C., June 24, 2015. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes program and the George W. Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative hosted the national summit, which focused on creating employment opportunities for post-9/11 veterans and military families. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
06/24/2015 : SPRINT SPIRIT
U.S. and British athletes compete in the 100-meter sprint at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 23, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Terry W. Miller Jr.
06/24/2015 : FIRST MINISTERIAL
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Canadian Defense Minister Jason Kenney (not pictured) at NATO headquarters in Brussels, June 24, 2015, to discuss matters of mutual importance. Carter is participating in his first NATO ministerial as defense secretary. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/24/2015 : HOIST TRAINING
Coast Guardsmen practice hoisting procedures off the coast of Boston in the Atlantic Ocean, June 23, 2015. The guardsmen are rescue swimmers and aircrewmen assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell
06/24/2015 : HEADQUARTERS HANDSHAKE
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, greets Canadian Defense Minister Jason Kenney at NATO headquarters in Brussels, June 24, 2015, before meeting to discuss matters of mutual importance. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/24/2015 : CAPITOL COMMENTS
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work delivers remarks during a recognition ceremony for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Capitol as Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and congressional leaders look on, June 24, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
06/24/2015 : MARINE MEDAL
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Clayton McDaniels’ son receives a gold medal on behalf of his father whose team won the wheelchair basketball championship game at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 23, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ashley Cano
06/24/2015 : EXTRA EFFORT
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Smith puts all his energy into his second throw of the day during the men's shot put competition at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 23, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christophe Paul
06/24/2015 : FACEBOOK TOWN HALL
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sits at his desk in the Pentagon, June 24, 2015, preparing for a Facebook town hall. The chairman holds periodic chats with the military world at large via social media. His first was in December 2013. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
06/24/2015 : VICTORY COLUMN
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, second from left, departs the War of Independence Victory Column with Estonian Defense Minister Sven Mikser, left, Lithuanian Defense Minister Juozas Olekas, second from right, and Latvian Defense Secretary Janis Sarts after participating in a wreath-laying ceremony in Tallinn, Estonia, June 23, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/24/2015 : FAST BREAK
Marine Corps veteran Ray Hennagir prepares to shoot the ball during the wheelchair basketball championship game on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 23, 2015. Hennagir is a member of the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games All-Marine Team U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Owen Kimbrel
06/24/2015 : SOLDIER TRAINING
U.S. soldiers dismount a Stryker combat vehicle for a joint training exercise during Kabile 15, a multilateral joint training exercise, as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve at the Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, June 17, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jacqueline Dowland
06/24/2015 : COLORFUL FLIGHT
U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles fly with F-16C Fighting Falcons from the Turkish air force during Anatolian Eagle 15 in Turkey, June 17, 2015. The two-week training exercise involved U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa units, and multiple NATO partners. The F-15C Eagles are assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron on Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. U.S. Air Force photo Master Sgt. Nick Hodge
06/23/2015 : EXTRACTION EXERCISE
Marines extract a simulated casualty from an aircraft for a mass casualty exercise during a training exercise on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 20, 2015. The Marines are assigned to the 4th Medical Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Corps Forces Reserve. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ian Ferro
06/23/2015 : METAL SPARKS
U.S. Navy Seaman Chelsea Turner cuts a metal beam at an engineering site at Escuela de Education Especial de Acajutla during Continuing Promise 2015 in Acajutla, El Salvador, June 21, 2015. Turner is a builder constructionman assigned to Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kameren Guy Hodnett
06/23/2015 : WORK REMARKS
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work delivers remarks at the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation's annual symposium in Washington, D.C., June 23, 2015. The event is the nation's largest gathering of intelligence professionals. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt First Class Clydell Kinchen
06/23/2015 : SIDE BY SIDE
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and German Army Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of staff for Germany's armed forces, stand during an honor cordon at the Pentagon, June 23, 2015. The two leaders met to discuss matters of mutual importance. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
06/23/2015 : DUAL EYE EXAMS
U.S. Navy Lt. Serena Leung and Lt. Cmdr. William Hill conduct eye exams at a medical site established during Continuing Promise 2015 in Acajutla, El Salvador, June 21, 2015. Leung is an optometrist assigned to Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, N.C. Hill, also an optometrist, is assigned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Va. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Schneider
06/23/2015 : SUNRISE SALUTE
Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Croslin brings a group of soldiers to present arms during reveille on Fort McCoy, Wis., June 19, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton
06/23/2015 : OCEAN SPLASH
The amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage travels through waves in the Indian Ocean, June 22, 2015. The Anchorage, part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group, is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Liam Kennedy
06/23/2015 : USS SAN ANTONIO TALK
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter talks with U.S. sailors and Marines aboard the USS San Antonio after the ship's arrival in Tallinn, Estonia, June 23, 2015. Carter is in Europe to meet with European defense ministers and participate in his first NATO ministerial as defense secretary. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/23/2015 : ESTONIAN MEETING
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Mikk Marran, the permanent secretary of the Estonian Defense Ministry, to discuss matters of mutual importance at NATO's Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia, June 23, 2015. Carter is in Europe to meet with European defense ministers and participate in his first NATO ministerial as defense secretary. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/23/2015 : PRESS CONFERENCE
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, second from left, participates in a combined press conference with Lithuanian Defense Minister Juozas Olekas, far left, Estonian Defense Minister Sven Mikser, third from left, and Latvian Defense Secretary Janis Sarts in Tallinn, Estonia, June 23, 2015. Carter is in Europe to meet with European defense ministers and participate in his first NATO ministerial as defense secretary. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/23/2015 : WREATH CEREMONY
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the War of Independence Victory Column in Tallinn, Estonia, June 23, 2015. Carter is in Europe to meet with European defense ministers and participate in his first NATO ministerial as defense secretary. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/23/2015 : SHIP DEPARTURE
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter departs the USS San Antonio after visiting the ship in Tallinn, Estonia, June 23, 2015. Carter is in Europe to meet with European defense ministers and participate in his first NATO ministerial as defense secretary. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/23/2015 : TALLINN TALK
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter talks with U.S. sailors and Marines aboard the USS San Antonio after the ship's arrival in Tallinn, Estonia, June 23, 2015. Carter is in Europe to meet with European defense ministers and participate in his first NATO ministerial as defense secretary. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/23/2015 : MEDAL MOMENT
Team Army members celebrate after winning the gold medal for both the team compound and recurve events during the archery competition at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 22, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Jacqueline A. Garcia
06/22/2015 : CHIEF CHORE
Air Force Thunderbirds air demonstration squadron crew chiefs perform runway checks before air show practice on Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 12, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard
06/22/2015 : VITAL RESPONSE
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Walker takes a Salvadoran patient's vitals on the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort during Continuing Promise 2015 in Acajutla, El Salvador, June 21, 2015. During the event, service members conduct civil-military operations, providing humanitarian-civil assistance, subject matter expert exchanges, and medical, dental, veterinary and engineering support. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Derek Paumen
06/22/2015 : KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work gives the keynote address during the inaugural China Aerospace Studies Institute conference in Arlington, Va., June 22, 2015. The Air Force and the Rand Corporation co-sponsored the event, which focused on assessing Chinese aerospace training and operational competence. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
06/22/2015 : ARCHERY AIM
Army Spc. Chasity Kuczer follows through on her shot during the individual round of the archery competition during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 22, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Tracy J. Smith
06/22/2015 : REVIEWING SOLDIERS
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen review German soldiers at the Ministry of Defense in Berlin, June 22, 2015. Carter is in Europe to meet with European defense ministers and participate in his first NATO ministerial as defense secretary. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/22/2015 : HOLOCAUST WREATH
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter places a wreath at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, June 22, 2015. Carter is in Europe to meet with European defense ministers and participate in his first NATO ministerial as defense secretary. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/22/2015 : ESTONIAN GREETING
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, shakes hands with Mikk Marran, the permanent secretary of Estonian Defense Ministry, as he arrives in Tallinn, Estonia, June 22, 2015. Carter is in Europe to meet with European defense ministers and participate in his first NATO ministerial as defense secretary. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/22/2015 : FINISH LINE
U.S. Army athletes cross the finish line during a tandem cycling competition at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 21, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Anh Siev
06/22/2015 : MARINE LEAP
Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Eddie Myers parachutes from a UH-1Y Venom helicopter during airborne insertion training on Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, June 10, 2015. Myers is a parachute safety officer assigned to Detachment 4th Force Reconnaissance Company. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson
06/22/2015 : UNDERWATER RECOVERY
Members of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency underwater recovery team search for the remains of two naval aviators who may have crashed into the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War. The team will spend about six weeks in Vietnam looking for signs of the aviators to try to provide answers for family members. DoD screen shot
06/21/2015 : ANDREWS DEPARTURE
Defense Secretary Ash Carter waves to the aircrew as he departs Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 21, 2015, for a trip to Germany, Estonia and Belgium. During the visit, Carter plans to meet with defense counterparts and participate in his first NATO ministerial as defense secretary. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/21/2015 : BALL REBOUND
Team Navy’s Daniel Crossley picks up a rebound during wheelchair basketball preliminary rounds during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. June 20, 2015. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
06/21/2015 : BALL PASS
Team Special Operations Command’s Alfredo De Los Santos passes a ball during the wheelchair basketball preliminary rounds of the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. June 20, 2015. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
06/21/2015 : FORM PRACTICE
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Peter Cook practices swim form during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 21, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Owen Kimbrel
06/21/2015 : TRIPLE MEDAL
Army visually impaired cycling teams finish together to take gold, silver and bronze during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 21, 2015. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
06/21/2015 : CYCLING GOLD
Team Special Operations Command's David Neumer crosses the finish line for gold in the men’s open hand cycle division during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 21, 2015. DoD News photo by EJ Hersom
06/21/2015 : CARTER TRIP
Defense Secretary Ash Carter boards an aircraft on Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 21, 2015, for a trip to Germany, Estonia and Belgium. During the visit, Carter plans to meet with defense counterparts and participate in his first NATO ministerial as defense secretary. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/21/2015 : BERLIN ARRIVAL
U.S. Defense Attaché to Germany Col. Greg Broecker greets U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter as he arrives in Berlin, June 21, 2015, while German Army Lt. Col. Frank Gaebel, center, a representative from the German Defense Ministry looks on. Carter plans to meet with European defense ministers and participate in his first NATO ministerial as defense secretary during the trip to Germany, Estonia and Belgium. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/21/2015 : MEDIA DISCUSSION
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter talks with news reporters aboard an aircraft en route to Berlin, June 21, 2015. Carter plans to meet with European defense ministers and participate in his first NATO ministerial as defense secretary during the trip to Germany, Estonia and Belgium. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/20/2015 : GRADUATION SPEECH
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work addresses the graduating class at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., June 19, 2015. Work, who graduated from the school in 1990, said the American military must adapt to the changing world situation, and urged graduates to lead that change. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
06/20/2015 : BASKETBALL SHOOT
Gaz Golightly from the British armed forces shoots over U.S. Air Force's Cal Gentry during the opening round of wheelchair basketball during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 20, 2015. Team Air Force won, 33-29. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
06/20/2015 : PRACTICE TAKE-OFF
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jose Ramirez and veteran Kyle Reid practice block take-off during track practice at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 20, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Owen Kimbrel
06/20/2015 : SWIM PRACTICE
A member of the U.S. Army swim team practices during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 20, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by James Frank
06/20/2015 : CAVALRY TALK
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with service members assigned to 3rd Cavalry Regiment on Fort Hood, Texas, June 18, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
06/20/2015 : BASKETBALL BATTLE
Teams Marine Corps and Army battle for a rebound during wheelchair basketball preliminary rounds for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. June 20, 2015. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
06/19/2015 : CARRYING THE TORCH
Representatives of military team athletes pass the ceremonial torch during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 19, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
06/19/2015 : WARRIOR RECEPTION
Members from the U.S. Special Operations Command team gather around Defense Secretary Ash Carter during a reception after the opening ceremony for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Va., June 19, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
06/19/2015 : GAME FACES
Defense Secretary Ash Carter poses for a photo with the U.K.'s team after the opening ceremony for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the National Museum of the Marine Corps on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 19, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
06/19/2015 : RAIDING CRAFT ROUTINE
U.S. Marines conduct drills for launching and recovery using rubber raiding craft from the well deck of the USS Green Bay in the Pacific Ocean, June 10, 2015. The Marines, assigned to Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, are patrolling in the Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bekkala
06/19/2015 : PRESENTING COLORS
Service members present colors during the opening ceremony of the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the National Museum of the Marine Corps on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 19, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
06/19/2015 : DUSTY PATROL
Soldiers patrol next to Bradley fighting vehicles during breach and assault training on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., June 16, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 160th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Cody Gallo
06/19/2015 : SMOKY WORK
An Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter drops gallons of water from a bambi bucket onto the Stetson Creek fire near Cooper Landing in Alaska, June 17, 2015.Two Black Hawk helicopters flew 200 bucket missions, dumping more than 144,000 gallons of water on the 300-acre fire on the Kenai Peninsula. Alaska National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Balinda O'Neal
06/19/2015 : WARRIOR GAMES
Marines enter the National Museum of the Marine Corps to attend the opening ceremony for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 19, 2015. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
06/19/2015 : JUMPING FOR JOY
U.S. Navy Seaman Anaseini Taufa, right, and members of the Japan Self Defense Force jump rope in front of children from the Viani Primary School during Pacific Partnership 2015 in Vavua Levu, Fiji, June 17, 2015. The crew of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy helped build a classroom at the school and celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mayra A. Conde
06/19/2015 : SEAHAWK JUMP
A U.S. sailor jumps from an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter during a response drill in the Coral Sea, June 18, 2015. The sailor is assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5, which is embarked aboard the USS George Washington. The helicopter is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bryan Mai
06/19/2015 : WATER RELEASE
An Alaska Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter releases more than 700 gallons of water from a bambi bucket onto the Stetson Creek fire near Cooper Landing, Alaska, June 17, 2015. Two Black Hawk helicopters flew 200 bucket missions, dumping more than 144,000 gallons of water on the 300-acre fire on the Kenai Peninsula. Alaska National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Balinda O'Neal
06/19/2015 : MARINE MARCH
The Marine Corps team marches as part of the opening ceremony for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 19, 2015.The games run through June 28. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
06/19/2015 : 'COFFEE' EVACUATION
Soldiers evacuate a simulated wounded soldier during Operation Morning Coffee on Warren Grove Gunnery Range, N.J., June 18, 2015. The New Jersey Army and Air National Guard and the Marine Corps Reserve conduct the joint exercise. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen
06/19/2015 : OPENING CEREMONY REMARKS
Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivered remarks during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 19, 2015. The DoD Warrior Games 2015 will feature eight sporting events with about 200 athletes representing teams from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and U.S. Special Operations Command. The games celebrate the triumphs, personal courage and inspirational attitude of our wounded, ill and injured service members. DoD screen shot
06/18/2015 : TAKING COVER
Marine Corps Cpl. Colton Derick lays down for cover during a simulated enemy explosion during an integrated training exercise on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 13, 2015. Derick is a rifleman assigned to the 4th Marine Division's Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, Marine Forces Reserve. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ian Ferro
06/18/2015 : ALASKA WILDFIRE
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter carries a bambi bucket as it flies to fight fires at Russian Lake near Cooper Landing on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, June 17, 2015. The helicopter crew, assigned to the Alaska National Guard's 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, flew multiple missions and dropped thousands of gallons of water over the fire. Alaska National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Balinda O'Neal
06/18/2015 : WATER WATCH
Army Spc. Tanner Lauderback watches water drop from a bambi bucket flies to support firefighting efforts at Russian Lake near Cooper Landing, on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, June 17, 2015. Lauderback, a crew chief assigned to the Alaska National Guard's 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, flew multiple missions as crews dropped thousands of gallons of water over the fire. Alaska National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Balinda O'Neal
06/18/2015 : PERIMETER AIM
A Virginia Army National Guard soldier helps to establish a perimeter around a CH-47 Chinook during an exercise to recover a downed aircraft on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, June 12, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the 777th Aviation Support Battalion, Company B, U.S. Army National Guard photo by Pfc. Paul D. Berzinas
06/18/2015 : DANCE LESSON
U.S. Navy Seaman Anaseini Taufa dances with children from the Viani Primary School during Pacific Partnership 2015 in Vanua Levu, Fiji, June 17, 2015. Marine and Fijian engineers worked together to build a new classroom at the school and celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mayra A. Conde
06/18/2015 : COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers the commencement address for National Defense University's College of International Security Affairs, National War College, Information Resources Management College, and Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy on Fort. McNair in Washington, D.C., June 18, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
06/18/2015 : Saber Strike Showcase
Exercise Saber Strike 2015 allows nations to showcase talents and strengthen security resolve, U.S. Army Europe’s deputy commanding general for Mobilization and Reserve Affairs says. DoD screen shot
06/18/2015 : GREEN COVER
Smoke envelopes a Humvee during a leader exercise part of Operation Morning Coffee at Warren Grove Gunnery Range, N.J., June 17, 2015. The soldier is assigned to the New Jersey Air National Guard's 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. New Jersey Air National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
06/18/2015 : PARACHUTE DROP
Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Eddie Myers parachutes from a UH-1Y Venom helicopter during insertion training on Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, June 10, 2015. Myers is a parachute safety officer assigned to Detachment 4th Force Reconnaissance Company. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson
06/17/2015 : LAVA VIPER
A Marine provides security for UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters taking off after inserting Marines for an enemy village assault exercise during Operation Lava Viper on Pohakuloa training area, Hawaii, June 10, 2015. The Marines are assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ricky S. Gomez
06/17/2015 : CARTER TESTIMONY
Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on U.S. policy and strategy in the Middle East before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., June 17, 2015. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, joined Carter to testify. DoD screen shot
06/17/2015 : DEFENSE HEARING
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies on U.S. policy and strategy in the Middle East before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., June 17, 2015. Defense Secretary Ash Carter provided opening remarks on the issues during the hearing and both leaders responded to questions. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
06/17/2015 : MIDDLE EAST STRATEGY
Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on U.S. policy and strategy in the Middle East before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., June 17, 2015. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, joined Carter to testify. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
06/17/2015 : CHAIRMAN TESTIMONY
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies on U.S. policy and strategy in the Middle East before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., June 17, 2015. Defense Secretary Ash Carter provided opening remarks on the issues during the hearing and both leaders responded to questions. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
06/17/2015 : HEARING EACH OTHER
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Alan Ross performs a hearing test on a Fijian boy during Pacific Partnership 2015 in Seaqaqa, Fiji, June 13, 2015. The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy is in Savusavu, Fiji, for the annual humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mayra A. Conde
06/17/2015 : SYDNEY TRANSIT
The guided missile destroyer USS Mustin transits Sydney Harbor for a port visit in Sydney, June 17, 2015. The Mustin is on patrol 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 3rd Class David Flewellyn
06/17/2015 : ASSAULT REHEARSAL
U.S. Marines honed skills during an amphibious assault rehearsal as part of Baltic Operations 2015 in Sweden, June 13, 2015. The Marines are assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. Seventeen NATO and partner nations are participating in the 43rd iteration of the multinational maritime exercise in Poland, Sweden, Germany and throughout the Baltic Sea, June 5-20, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Alexander Mitchell
06/17/2015 : FALCON REFUELING
Four F-16 Fighting Falcons conduct a refueling mission during Baltic Operations 2015 over the Baltic Sea, June 15, 2015. The Falcons are assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Battles
06/16/2015 : LAVA LEAP
A Marine leaps down into trench during an assault exercise as part of Operation Lava Viper at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, June 9, 2015. The Marines are assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ricky S. Gomez
06/16/2015 : VET CARE
Dr. Cynthia Hoobler, a veterinarian from World Vets, works with U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Alfredo Winter to prepare a feral dog for surgery during a veterinarian clinic at the Fiji Animal Clinic during Pacific Partnership 2015 in Sauvsauv, Fiji, June 12, 2015. The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy is in the city for its first mission port of the exercise. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Valerie Eppler
06/16/2015 : PATIENT PRACTICE
Air Force Airman 1st Class Tyler Devlin demonstrates patient treatment at the Medical Education and Training Campus on Joint Base San Antonio, June 8, 2015. DoD News photo by EJ Hersom
06/16/2015 : ESCAPE ROUTES
Army Maj. Brian Vorse, left, and Army Cpt. Chris Jones fly a UH-72A Lakota helicopter over South Carolina’s major hurricane escape routes, June 10, 2015. South Carolina National Guard photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Roby Di Giovine
06/16/2015 : DEFENSE MEETING
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work meets with Minister of National Defense Jason Kenney and Associate Minister of National Defense Julian Fantino at the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa, Canada, June 15, 2015. The leaders discussed global security challenges, including collaboration for ongoing operations in Iraq to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
06/16/2015 : WORK ADDRESS
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work speaks during a Guard of Honor ceremony at the National Defense Headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, June 15, 2015. Deputy Secretary Work is meeting with senior Canadian officials to discuss issues of mutual importance. DoD photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
06/16/2015 : HANGAR BAY HORNET
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class K. B. Armstrong, left, and Petty Officer 3rd Class J. V. Zhao inspect an F/A-18C Hornet in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Atlantic Ocean, June 9, 2015. The Truman is conducting carrier qualifications off the East Coast of the United States. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class A. A. Cruz
06/15/2015 : BATTLE SIGHT
A soldier provides security for his battle buddy at the hand grenade assault course on Fort Jackson, S.C., June 13, 2015. The soldiers are Army active-duty, Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers assigned to Basic Combat Training, Company B, 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton
06/15/2015 : HOWITZER HANDS
U.S. soldiers assemble a M119 105mm towed howitzer after jumping from a Boeing C-17 for an airborne operation during Saber Strike 15, a U.S. Army Europe-led training exercise in Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, June. 15, 2015. This year’s event, which takes place across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, aims to improve joint operational capability in a range of missions. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Marcus Floyd
06/15/2015 : DIAMOND FORMATION
The Thunderbirds Diamond Formation perform the Pass in Review maneuver during the Wings Over Whiteman practice airshow at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 12, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell
06/15/2015 : LIVE-FIRE EXERCISE
Army Sgt. 1st Class Darren Toedt, center, gives commands as his platoon consolidates and reorganizes following an attack live-fire exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., June 12, 2015. Toedt is a platoon sergeant assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 160th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Cody Gallo
06/15/2015 : WEAPONS QUALIFICATION
A Marine fires his weapon during weapons qualification during Operation Lava Viper at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, June 2, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ricky S. Gomez
06/15/2015 : PRACTICE TOSS
A soldier tosses a practice grenades into a bunker at the hand grenade assault course on Fort Jackson, S.C., June 13, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton
06/15/2015 : USS GABRIELLE GIFFORDS
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords waves to a crowd in front of the littoral combat ship, USS Gabrielle Giffords, named for her. Giffords was on stage as Dr. Jill Biden christened the ship in Mobile, Ala., June 13, 2015. It is the 16th U.S. naval ship to be named for a woman and only the 13th since 1850 to be named for a living person. Photo courtesy Austal USA
06/15/2015 : PACIFIC PARTNERS
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Christian Ivy, left, performs with the Pacific Fleet Band as a Fijian woman dances during a Pacific Partnership 2015 event in Suvasuva, Fiji, June 13, 2015. Pacific Partnership is a multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission. Ivy is assigned to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark El-Rayes
06/15/2015 : PALLET DROP
An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter lifts pallets of supplies from the flight deck of the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl during a vertical replenishment with the amphibious assault ship USS Essex in the South China Sea, June 14, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Huey D. Younger Jr.
06/15/2015 : ARLINGTON CEREMONY
Army Secretary John McHugh, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., June 14, 2015, during a commemoration of the Army’s 240th birthday. U.S. Army photo by J.D. Leipold
06/15/2015 : BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Army Secretary John McHugh, center, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, left, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, right, cut the Army birthday cake during the 2015 Army Ball in Washington D.C., June 13, 2015. The Army leaders were celebrating 240 years of service a day early; the Army was established on June 14, 1775. U.S. Army photo by John G. Martinez
06/13/2015 : CARTER AAAS
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, center left, speaks with a group of students at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C., June 13, 2015. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/12/2015 : HONORABLE ESCORT
Service members from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency escort the recently disinterred remains of a service member from the USS Oklahoma previously buried as unknown during a ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, June 8, 2015. The disinterment was part of an effort to identify the U.S. service members. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Eric M. LaClair
06/12/2015 : FIREMAN'S CARRY
Marines and sailors carry fellow service members using a technique called the fireman’s carry during the commanding general’s run on Onslow Beach, N.C., June 11, 2015. The Marines are assigned to the 2nd Marine Logistics Group. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Anthony Quintanilla
06/12/2015 : DINNER GREETING
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter greets Chinese Gen. Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, as they prepare to sit down for a dinner at the Pentagon June 11, 2015. The two leaders met earlier in the day to discuss key issues of mutual concern. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
06/12/2015 : MARTIAL ARTS MANEUVER
Marine recruits spread out during a martial arts training session on Parris Island, S.C., June 11, 2015. The recruits are assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Schubert
06/12/2015 : ARMY BIRTHDAY EVENT
Army Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey speaks to soldiers during a town hall to mark the Army's birthday on Fort Meade, Md., June 4, 2015. Dailey, the Army's 15th sergeant major, discussed a variety of topics, including the noncommissioned officer evaluation report, education and benefits. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Chuck Burden
06/12/2015 : GUIDING SPIRIT
A U.S. airman guides a B-2 Spirit, known as the stealth bomber, for refueling during Saber Strike 15 on Royal Air Force Fairford, England, June 7, 2015. The exercise demonstrates the aircraft's capabilities to forward-deploy and deliver conventional and nuclear deterrence. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malia Jenkins
06/12/2015 : TOUCH AND GO
An AH-1W Super Cobra attempts a touch-and-go landing on the flight deck of the dock landing ship USS Ashland in the Pacific Ocean, June 5, 2015. The Super Cobra is assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David A. Cox
06/12/2015 : NIGHT JUMP
As seen through a night-vision device, a Marine prepares to land on a drop zone in Louisburg, N.C., June 5, 2015, after conducting a jump from a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter during training. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andre Dakis
06/12/2015 : ENLISTED HONORS
Defense Secretary Ash Carter greets Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Seth B. Densford and Army Master Sgt. Kimberly L. Baker, the junior and senior enlisted service members of the year respectively, at the Pentagon, June 12, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
06/12/2015 : DEFENSE DISCUSSIONS
U.S Defense Secretary Ash Carter, second from right, meets with Salim al-Jibouri, second from left, speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, to discuss matters of mutual importance at the Pentagon, June 12, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/12/2015 : DISINTERMENT SALUTE
U.S. service members assigned to the Defense POW/ MIA Accounting Agency render honors during a disinterment ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, June 8, 2015. The agency conducts disinterments to identify U.S. service members from the USS Oklahoma buried as unknowns. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Eric M. LaClair
06/12/2015 : SHOWING RESPECT
Ray Emory, Air Force Maj. Gen. Kelley K. McKeague, Navy Rear Adm. Kathy Creighton and members of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency participate in a disinterment ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, June 8, 2015. The agency conducts disinterments to identify U.S. service members from the USS Oklahoma buried as unknowns. MeKeague is the agency's deputy director and Emory is a Pearl Harbor survivor. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Eric M. LaClair
06/12/2015 : SCRUB DOWN
Emergency personnel receive a scrub down during a training exercise on Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., June 5, 2015. During the exercise, a smoke machine created a simulated cloud of chlorine gas. Airmen on the base train annually to respond to local emergencies and deploy to forward locations. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Terry Atwell
06/11/2015 : EQUINE OBSERVER
Army Staff Sgt. Raymond Morgan patrols a levee in Bossier City, La., June 9, 2015, inspecting for seepage or other potential problems following flooding along the Red River. Morgan is a cavalry scout assigned to the Louisiana National Guard's 2nd Squadron, 108th Cavalry Regiment. The guardsmen transported water and other supplies to flooded areas. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Toby Valadie
06/11/2015 : CANINE COMRADE
U.S. Marine Cpl. Cameron Chapman, a working dog handler, talks about the relationships that form between handlers and their dogs, and the role of Provost Marshal's Office K9 units on military bases. Chapman is assigned to the marshal's office on Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan. DoD screen shot
06/11/2015 : SUVA SELFIE
U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Jomer Belisario takes a selfie with Fijian students at Hilton Special School during Pacific Partnership 2015 in Suva, Fiji, June 10, 2015. Fiji is Mercy’s first mission port during the exercise. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft
06/11/2015 : PENTAGON WELCOME
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter welcomes Chinese Gen. Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, with an enhanced honor cordon at the Pentagon, June 11, 2015. The two leaders met to discuss matters of mutual importance. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/11/2015 : FLYING BRASS
Air Force Senior Airman Chris Whitehurst shoots an M9 pistol during qualifications on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 10, 2015. Whitehurst is assigned to the New Jersey Air National Guard's 227th Air Support Operations Squadron. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
06/11/2015 : NAPLES HANDSHAKE
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets sailors identified by their command for exceptional work on Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, June 11, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
06/11/2015 : ON BOARD HELP
A U.S sailor helps a distressed mariner get to the medical staff aboard the USS Rushmore in the Makassar Strait, June 10, 2015. The Rushmore offered assistance to distressed mariners in the waters between the Indonesian islands of Kalimantan and Sulawesi. Once on board, the mariners received food and medical attention by Marines and sailors assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Essex Amphibious Ready Group. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos
06/10/2015 : OXYGEN MASK
A Marine gets his oxygen mask inspected before conducting a high-altitude, high-opening jump during sustainment training in Louisburg, N.C., June 6, 2015. The training allowed the Marines to prepare for deployment to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility later this year. The Marine is assigned to Maritime Raid Force, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andre Dakis
06/10/2015 : NASA RECOVERY
Sailors recover the test vehicle for NASA's low-density supersonic decelerator off the coast of the Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, June 8, 2015. The vehicle is part of a project to investigate and test technologies to land future robotics and humans on Mars, and safely return large payloads to Earth. The sailors are assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer John M. Hageman
06/10/2015 : ROPE RIDE
U.S. Army Sgt. Samantha Melanson rappels from a 55-foot tower during an air assault course at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area in Bavaria, Germany, June 8, 2015. Melanson is assigned to the 15th Engineer Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger
06/10/2015 : VIPER VIEW
U.S. Marines perform maintenance on an AH-1Z Viper helicopter aboard the USS Anchorage in the Philippine Sea, June 2, 2015. The Marines are assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean Berry
06/10/2015 : CHESAPEAKE SAIL
The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, foreground, sails in the Chesapeake Bay near Norfolk, Va., June 8, 2015. The Eagle's crew recently participated in the 39th annual Norfolk Harborfest. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Trey Clifton
06/10/2015 : DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Defense Secretary Ash Carter makes remarks on the challenges facing America's security while expressing gratitude for receiving the Distinguished Service Award at the Center for the National Interest in Washington, D.C., June 9, 2015. DoD screen shot
06/10/2015 : BUILDING BRICKS
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jason Kelleher lays brick for a new two-classroom school building during the New Horizons Honduras 2015 exercise at the Gabriela Mistral primary school site in Ocotes Alto, Honduras, June 9, 2015. Kelleher is a combat engineer assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 271. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy
06/10/2015 : EXPRESSING GRATITUDE
Defense Secretary Ash Carter makes remarks on the challenges facing America's security while expressing gratitude for receiving the Center for the National Interest's 2015 Distinguished Service Award in Washington, D.C., June 9, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
06/09/2015 : ALTITUDE EFFORT
As seen through a night-vision device, a Marine recovers his parachute after conducting a high-altitude, high-opening jump during sustainment training in Louisburg, N.C., June 5, 2015. The training allowed the Marines to practice proper techniques and procedures while preparing for deployment to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility later this year. The Marine is assigned to the Maritime Raid Force, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andre Dakis
06/09/2015 : SABER STRIKE MANEUVER
Two B-52H Stratofortress pilots maneuver behind the lead aircraft to complete a simulated air strike during exercise Saber Strike 15 in Europe, June 8, 2015. Bomber operations can respond to a variety of potential threats and situations. The exercise promotes regional stability and security while strengthening partner capabilities and trust. U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Malia Jenkins
06/09/2015 : DEFENSE DISCUSSIONS
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, left center, meets with Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, right center, and Somali Defense Minister Gen. Abdulkadir Sheikh Ali Dini at the Pentagon, June 9, 2015. The leaders met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
06/09/2015 : PRIDE MONTH REMARKS
Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers the keynote address during the Defense Department’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month ceremony at the Pentagon, June 8, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
06/09/2015 : OFFICIAL ARRIVAL
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, salutes for the playing of the U.S. and Israeli national anthems during his official arrival ceremony in Tel Aviv, Israel, June 9, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
06/09/2015 : ISRAELI AWARD
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, receives the Distinguished Ally of Israeli Defense Forces award from Israeli Chief of Defense Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot in Tel Aviv, Israel, June 9, 2015. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
06/09/2015 : KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers the keynote address during the Defense Department’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month ceremony at the Pentagon, June 8, 2015. DoD screen shot
06/09/2015 : MUSICAL WELCOME
The Fiji Police Band welcomes the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy to Suva, Fiji, with a musical performance, June 7, 2015. Fiji is the Mercy’s first mission port for Pacific Partnership 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft
06/09/2015 : RAPPEL ROUTINE
U.S. soldiers rappel from a UH-60 Black Hawk during an air assault course at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area in Bavaria, Germany, June 9, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger
06/09/2015 : FREESTYLE SWIM
Army veteran Sgt. Ricardo Villalobos practices his freestyle stroke during training for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games on Fort Belvoir, Va., June 8, 2015. Villalobos is one of more than 40 active-duty and veteran athletes representing Team Army training on the base. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Garry Abidin
06/09/2015 : GUAM LANDING
Navy Capt. William Koyama, commander of Carrier Air Wing 5, prepares to make an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in an F/A-18E Super Hornet after completing his 4000th flight hour near Guam, June 8, 2015. The Super Hornet is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bryan Mai
06/09/2015 : STALLION RIDE
Marines prepare to conduct a high-altitude, high-opening jump from a CH-53 Super Stallion during sustainment training in Louisburg, N.C., June 6, 2015. The training allowed the Marines to practice proper techniques and procedures as they prepare to deploy to the area of responsibilities for the 5th and 6th fleets later this year. The Marines are assigned to Maritime Raid Force, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andre Dakis
06/08/2015 : RED RIVER FLOODING
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and state cabinet members fly in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to assess flooding from the Red River near Baton Rouge, La., June 5, 2015. Louisiana National Guard photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Rebekah Malone
06/08/2015 : PUMP PROCEDURE
Army Spc. Gonzalvez, foreground, rigs a 5,700-pound pump to a sling before a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter hauls it to the Caddo Parish Lift Station in Shreveport, La., June 7, 2015. Gonzalvez is assigned to the Louisiana National Guard's 527th Engineer Battalion. Guardsmen are providing flood relief to the area. Louisiana National Guard photo by U.S. Army Spc. Joshua Barnett
06/08/2015 : D-DAY COMMEMORATION JUMP
Multinational paratroopers parachute from a German air force C-160 transport aircraft over the historic La Fiere drop zone near Sainte Mere Eglise, Normandy, France, June 7, 2015, to commemorate the 71st anniversary of D-Day. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Brian Bahret
06/08/2015 : REMEMBERING THE FALLEN
Allied leaders salute the 9th Air Force Memorial, which commemorates fallen U.S. service members, in Picauville, France, June 4, 2015, during a D-Day ceremony. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski
06/08/2015 : 'STAR-SPANGLED' SALUTE
A World War II veteran salutes as "The Star-Spangled Banner" plays during a D-Day ceremony at the 9th Air Force Memorial in Picauville, France, June 4, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski
06/08/2015 : FIRST TIME
A sailor meets his newborn son for the first time in San Diego, June 4, 2015, after returning from a nearly 10-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. The sailor is assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kristopher Kirsop
06/08/2015 : TARGET SCORES
Army Reserve soldiers bring their qualification targets back for scoring after shooting M16A2 rifles at the Joliet Training Center in Elwood, Ill., June 6, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret
06/08/2015 : ADEN ACTIVITY
U.S. Marines jump from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter into the Gulf of Aden during a training exercise, May 28, 2015. The Marines are assigned to Force Reconnaissance Company, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The Super Stallion is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez
06/08/2015 : RAMSTEIN TRAINING
A U.S. airman, left, and a European security force member carry a simulated wounded enemy out of a facility during a combat training course on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 30, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane
06/08/2015 : BRIDGE CROSSING
U.S. soldiers drive an M1A2 Abrams main battle tank across a vehicle-launched bridge provided by Dutch army engineers during exercise Heidesturm Shock near Storkau, Germany, June 6, 2015. The U.S. soldiers are assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division’s 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger
06/06/2015 : NORMANDY FLYOVER
Flying over battlefield cliffs near Pointe du Hoc, in the Normandy, France, region, June 5, 2015, a U.S. Air Force C-130J Hercules aircraft practices maneuvers for 71st D-Day commemorative events. More than 380 American service members are participating in ceremonies for the remembrance of the allied invasion, June 6, 1944. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David R. Krigbaum
06/06/2015 : FRENCH COMMEMORATION
Local residents of the Normandy, France, region, release paper sky lanterns June 5, 2015, to commemorate those who died here on D-Day, at a place the Allied Forces named Utah Beach for the invasion of an occupied France, 71 years ago. More than 380 American service members from Europe and affiliated D-Day historical units are participating in the 71st anniversary as part of Joint Task Force D-Day 71, June 2-8, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski
06/05/2015 : DEFENSE DIALOGUE
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, third from left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosts Canadian defense leaders for the U.S.-Canada Defense Chiefs Strategy Dialogue, at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., June 4, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
06/05/2015 : EYE TO EYE
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Worley examines a puppy during a Continuing Promise 2015 veterinary event in Colon, Panama, June 2, 2015. Worley is assigned to the Army's 10th Mountain Division. U.S. Southern Command sponsors the deployment to conduct humanitarian operations and other civil-military missions in partner nations, and show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America and the Caribbean. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Schneider
06/05/2015 : INTRODUCING CARTER
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter smiles as U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe and commander of U.S. European Command, introduces him during a high-level meeting with regional defense leaders in Stuttgart, Germany, June 5, 2015. Carter's visit to Germany was the last stop on a 10-day trip, which also included meetings with leaders and troops in Hawaii, Singapore, Vietnam and India. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
06/05/2015 : PRESS BRIEFING
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter briefs reporters while flying from Stuttgart, Germany, June 5, 2015, to Joint Base Andrews, Md., ending a 10-day trip to meet with leaders and troops in Hawaii, Singapore, Vietnam, India and Germany. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
06/05/2015 : HANDSHAKE CONNECTION
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter offers a coin and a handshake to aircrew personnel as he prepares to board an E4-B aircraft in Stuttgart, Germany, June 5, 2015, ending a 10-day trip. Carter also traveled to Hawaii, Singapore, Vietnam and India to meet with leaders and troops. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
06/05/2015 : PHILIPPINE SEA
The USS Preble steams alongside the USS George Washington for a replenishment in the Philippine Sea, May 26, 2015. The Washington and embarked Carrier Air Wing 5 are supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region within the 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Paolo Bayas
06/05/2015 : COMBAT TRAINING
A U.S. airman secures the outside of a hardened facility after neutralizing the opposing force during combat training on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 30, 2015. The training teaches international security forces members advanced tactics and shooting skills in the event of a base security breach. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane
06/05/2015 : HUSBAND'S HOMECOMING
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jesse Ibarra greets his wife during a homecoming celebration on Naval Base San Diego, June 4, 2015. Ibarra, a boatswain's mate, is assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill, which returned from almost a 10-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Stacy M. Atkins Ricks
06/04/2015 : JAVELIN LAUNCH
A Marine fires a Javelin at a simulated enemy tank during Operation Lava Viper at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, May 29, 2015. The Marines are assigned to Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ricky S. Gomez
06/04/2015 : ROBOTICS CHALLENGE
A robot awaits competition in the robotics challenge through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as DARPA, in Pomona, Calif., June 5-6, 2015. The event requires robots to attempt a circuit of physical tasks, with degraded communications between robots and operators. Twenty-four of the top robotics organizations in the world will compete for $3.5 million in prizes. Check out the DARPA Robotic Challenge finals website at: www.theroboticschallenge.org. DoD photo
06/04/2015 : GOODBYE INDIA
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his wife, Stephanie, wave goodbye as they leave India, June 4, 2015. Carter spent two days in India meeting with senior government officials in New Delhi as part of his 10-day trip to the Asia-Pacific region. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
06/04/2015 : COBRA PREP
Marines work on an AH-1 Cobra helicopter on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage in the Pacific Ocean, June 2, 2015. The Marines are assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Liam Kennedy
06/04/2015 : LEAP OF FAITH
A Marine conducts a high-altitude, low-opening jump during sustainment training in Louisburg, N.C., June 2, 2015. The Marine is assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, which is preparing to deploy to the U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 6th Fleet areas of responsibility later this year. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andre Dakis
06/04/2015 : WELCOMING SHIP
The guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher, right, welcomes a replica of the Revolutionary War-era French tall ship Hermione off the coast of Virginia, June 2, 2015. The original Hermione brought French Gen. Marquis de Lafayette to America in 1780 to inform Gen. George Washington, commander of the Continental Army, that French soldiers were headed for the United States to assist in the war effort. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Sandberg
06/04/2015 : RETURNING AIRMEN
An airman embraces loved ones as his unit returns to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 3, 2015, after a four-month deployment to Djibouti. Assigned to the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Wing, the airmen provided a personnel-recovery force as part of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa mission. Alaska Air National Guard photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton
06/04/2015 : AERIAL CHART
Army Capt. Drew Rowland, right, steers a CH-47D as 1st Lt. Erik Poser reads a sectional aeronautical chart during Angel Thunder while flying over southern Arizona, June 2, 2015. Angel Thunder is the largest joint service, multinational, interagency combat search and rescue exercise. Rowland and Poser are pilots assigned to Task Force Tatanka. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz
06/04/2015 : CARTER REMARKS
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers remarks during a troop event at U.S. Africa Command headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, June 4, 2015. Carter is wrapping up a trip that also took him to the Asia-Pacific region where he met with allies and partners to advance the next phase of the rebalance. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
06/04/2015 : STRATEGY DIALOGUE
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Canadian Air Force Gen. Thomas J. Lawson, chief of the defense staff of Canada's armed forces, march past joint color guard service members before the start of U.S.-Canada Defense Chiefs Strategy Dialogue at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., June 4, 2015. DoD photo by Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
06/04/2015 : RAINY WELCOME
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, center right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deanie, right, greet Canadian Air Force Gen. Thomas J. Lawson, chief of the defense staff of Canada's armed forces, and his wife, Kelly, before the start of U.S.-Canada Defense Chiefs Strategy Dialogue at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., 4 June, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
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