Lead Photo Images
01/30/2015 : MARINE FORMATION
Marines stand in formation before an armed forces tribute on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Jan. 28, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
01/30/2015 : MORNING MAINTENANCE
Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Oliver inspects the rotor on a UH-N1 Huey helicopter on Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., Jan. 27, 2015. Oliver is a special missions aviator assigned to the 40th Helicopter Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Johnston
01/30/2015 : POWER WASH
U.S. Army Spc. Michael Saucier pressure washes the bottom of a tactical vehicle in Buchanan, Liberia, Jan. 28, 2015. Soldiers are required to wash military vehicles before they return to the United States. Saucier is a truck driver assigned to the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, Joint Forces Command United Assistance. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Rashene Mincy
01/30/2015 :  AMPHIBIOUS SPLASH
Marines in amphibious assault vehicles disembark the USS Rushmore off the coast of Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 25, 2015. The Marines are assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Steve H. Lopez
01/30/2015 : FIRE POWER
An M1A1 Abrams tank fires its 120-mm main gun toward a target during a Marine Corps exercise to evaluate combat readiness on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 20, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Julio McGraw
01/30/2015 : CHURCHILL AT SEA
The guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill conducts a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Arctic in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 28, 2015. The Churchill is training to prepare for an upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Rodney Davidson
01/30/2015 : REFUELING TWINS
Two F-15E Strike Eagles wait to receive fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker during exercise Red Flag 15-1 on their way to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 23, 2015. The F-15s are assigned to the 4th Fighter Wing. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron J. Jenne
01/30/2015 : CAMPAIGN AWARDS
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work speaks during the awards ceremony for the Defense Department's role in the Combined Federal Campaign in the National Capital Area at the Pentagon, Jan. 29, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
01/30/2015 : CNN INTERVIEW
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with Barbara Starr, CNN's Pentagon correspondent, during an interview at the Pentagon, Jan. 30, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
01/29/2015 : LIVE-FIRE EXERCISE
U.S. troopers load an M777 howitzer during a live-fire exercise at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Jan. 23, 2015. The troops are assigned to Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach
01/29/2015 : FLOWER GREETING
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Joseph A. Torres Jr., commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin, receives a lei from the daughter of a South Korean sailor as the ship arrives for a port visit in Busan, South Korea, Jan. 29, 2015. The destroyer concluded a series of bilateral training exercises with the South Korean navy in international waters. U.S. Navy photo courtesy of South Korean navy
01/29/2015 : BASKETBALL DRILLS
A recovering airman practices drills at wheelchair basketball during the Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports and Reconditioning Camp on Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, Jan. 20, 2015. More than 80 recovering airmen from around the nation participated in the weeklong adaptive sports camp. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarayuth Pinthong
01/29/2015 : TRAINING TARGET
Marines view their targets after shooting during a training exercise on Camp Wilson at Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 21, 2015. The Marines are assigned to Combat Logistics Detachment 1, Combat Logistics Battalion 13, 1st Marine Logistics Group. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kathryn Howard
01/28/2015 : HAGEL GREETING
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets members of the Veterans Service Organizations at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2015. The group honored Hagel for his efforts and Hagel thanked the group for everything they do for service members. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
01/28/2015 : OSPREY LIFT
U.S. Marines attach a 2180-pound pallet of supplies to a lift cable under an MV-22 Osprey at Moron Air Base, Spain, Jan. 19, 2015. The Marines are landing support specialists assigned to Special-Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response. DoD screen shot
01/28/2015 : RAINING DUST
U.S. Marines shield their faces from dust kicked up from a CH-53E Super Stallion as it lands during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 25, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith
01/28/2015 : SUNRISE PREPARATIONS
Navy Seaman Eric Carmona prepares an MH-60S Seahawk for takeoff on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 25, 2015. The Stennis is training to prepare for future deployments. Carmona is an aviation electrician's mate airman. U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez
01/28/2015 : GUARDSMAN'S ASSIST
Army National Guard Spc. Jian Barcelo helps a stranded resident out of a military truck in Scituate, Mass., Jan. 27, 2015. Barcelo is a truck driver assigned to the Massachusetts National Guard's 1058th Transportation Company. The soldiers were called to duty to support local and state agencies during the response to Winter Storm Juno. Massachusetts National Guard photo by U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Alfred Tripolone III
01/28/2015 : FLOOD WATERS
Soldiers drive their truck through flood waters to help evacuate stranded residents in Scituate, Mass., Jan. 27, 2015. The soldiers, assigned to the Massachusetts National Guard's 1058th Transportation Company, were called to duty to support local and state agencies during the response to Winter Storm Juno. Massachusetts National Guard photo by U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Alfred Tripolone III
01/28/2015 : SENATE TESTIMONY
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno testifies on the Army of 2016 before the Senate Arms Service Committee in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2015. Service chiefs from all military branches testified before the committee about the military and the effects of sequestration in the future. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mikki L. Sprenkle
01/28/2015 : AMMO CARRY
U.S. Army Pvt. John Underhill carries 155-mm artillery rounds to prepare for a mass fire mission during Operation Chosin, a training exercise, at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Jan. 27, 2015. Underhill is assigned to Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach
01/28/2015 : TRANSATLANTIC QUESTIONS
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, left, responds to questions as he participates in a panel with Michele Flournoy, cofounder and CEO of the Center for a New American Security, and French Air Force Gen. Jean-Paul Palomeros, a NATO commander, at the center's Transatlantic Forum 2015 in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2015. DoD photo by Casper Manlangit
01/28/2015 : HAGEL FAREWELL REMARKS
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute to him on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Jan. 28, 2015. President Barack Obama hosted the event, which included remarks by Vice President Joe Biden and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Hagel is the 24th defense secretary. DoD video still
01/28/2015 : OBAMA REMARKS
President Barack Obama speaks during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute he hosted for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Jan. 28, 2015. The event included remarks by Vice President Joe Biden and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Hagel is the 24th defense secretary. DoD video still
01/28/2015 : FAREWELL TRIBUTE
President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, listen as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel offers remarks during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute Obama hosted for him on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Jan. 28, 2015. Hagel is the 24th defense secretary. DoD screen shot
01/28/2015 : TRIBUTE SMILE
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute to him on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Jan. 28, 2015. President Barack Obama hosted the event, which included remarks by Vice President Joe Biden and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Hagel is the 24th defense secretary. DoD screen shot
01/28/2015 : FAREWELL SMILE
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute to him on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Jan. 28, 2015. President Barack Obama hosted the event, which included remarks by Vice President Joe Biden and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Hagel is the 24th defense secretary. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Laura Buchta
01/28/2015 : HONORING HAGEL
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, far left, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stand during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute to Hagel on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Jan. 28, 2015. Obama hosted the event for Hagel, the 24th defense secretary. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Laura Buchta
01/28/2015 : OBAMA PRAISE
President Barack Obama speaks during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute he hosted for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Jan. 28, 2015. The event included remarks by Vice President Joe Biden and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Hagel is the 24th defense secretary. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Laura Buchta
01/28/2015 : FAREWELL WALK
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Col. Johnny K. Davis, commander of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as "The Old Guard," render honors during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute to Hagel on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Jan. 28, 2015. President Barack Obama hosted the event, which included remarks by Vice President Joe Biden and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Laura Buchta
01/27/2015 : VERTICAL LANDING
An AV-8B Harrier lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 20, 2015. Kearsarge is participating in afloat training group basic phase training. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tamara Vaughn
01/27/2015 : NIGHT TAKEOFF
U.S. Navy Airman Ryan Carpenter prepares an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter for takeoff on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 24, 2015. The Stennis is conducting an operational training mission. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez
01/27/2015 : VICTORY GRIP
Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Margaret Diacheysn conquers Victory Tower during the second week of her training at the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant Academy on Fort Jackson, S.C., Jan. 26, 2015. Diacheysn is a drill sergeant candidate assigned to 95th Training Division, 2nd Battalion, 413th Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton
01/27/2015 : IRON FIST FLOAT
Soldiers assigned to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force complete Marine Corps swim qualification as part of Exercise Iron Fist 2015 on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 26, 2015. The annual bilateral training exercise between U.S. and Japanese military forces builds their combined ability to conduct amphibious and land-based contingency operations. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Angel Serna
01/27/2015 : SLINGLOAD TRAINING
Soldiers prepare a CH-47F Chinook helicopter to slingload a high mobility multi-wheeled vehicle during training at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield on Fort Drum, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and the helicopter crew is assigned to the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
01/27/2015 : FLIGHTLINE READY
Airmen prepare for ramp operations and snow removal on the eve of a winter storm on Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y., Jan. 26, 2015. New York National Guard photo by Michael OHalloran
01/27/2015 : STACKING COTS
Air National Guard Tech, Sgt. Mirando stacks cots for transport to support National Guardsmen responding to a major snowstorm at the Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center, N.Y., Jan. 26, 2015. Mirando is assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing, which is working with soldiers assigned to the 69th Infantry’s Winter Storm Juno Initial Response Force. New York Air National Guard photo by Air National Guard Master Sgt. Cheran Cambridge
01/27/2015 : GULF TRANSIT
The guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill transits the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 22, 2015. The Bunker Hill is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman D'Andre L. Roden
01/27/2015 : SEAHAWK MAINTENANCE
U.S. Navy Petty 2nd Class Sarah Johnston performs maintenance on an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 22, 2015. The Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr.
01/27/2015 : SIMULATED FIRE
U.S. Army Spc. Daniel Huntley controls the direction of the fire hose while Pfc. Samantha Van Leer and Sgt. Douglas Henry brace their teammate during a simulated fire drill aboard the Landing Craft Utility Corinth on Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait, Jan. 24, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the 97th Transportation Company, 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Transportation Brigade. U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Gene Arnold
01/27/2015 : HOWITZER POSITIONING
U.S. troops move an M777 Howitzer to firing position for a live-fire exercise at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Jan. 23, 2015. The troops are assigned to Bravo Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach
01/26/2015 : WINTER WATER
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ryan Molik prepares to melt snow to make drinking water for his fellow Marines during a training exercise on the U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., Jan. 22, 2015. Molik is assigned to the Combat Logistics Battalion 26, 2nd Marine Logistics Group. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony L. Ortiz
01/26/2015 : FIREARMS TRAINING
Marine Corps Lance Cpls. Joshua T. Turello, left, and Robert J. Young wait their turn to fire down range during a course on Camp Wilson, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 23, 2015. Turello and Young are motor transportation operators assigned to Headquarters Company, 4th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson
01/26/2015 : DIRECTING A HORNET
U.S. Navy Chief Edward Zapanta directs an F/A-18F Super Hornet on the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 24, 2015. The Stennis is training to prepare for future deployments. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Christopher Frost
01/26/2015 : SHIPBOARD RANGE
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. David Losacano fires an M4 carbine during a live-fire exercise aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, Jan. 24, 2015. Losacano is a radio operator assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols
01/26/2015 : HAND SIGNAL
A soldier gives his partner the hand signal to descend during scuba recertification training in a pool on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 20, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Thomas Cieslak
01/26/2015 : MEMPHIS BELLE
Roger Brigner, a retired aircraft mechanic, discusses his love affair with the Memphis Belle and the legacy their relationship will leave behind. The Memphis Belle is undergoing restoration on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. DoD screen shot
01/26/2015 : INFORMATION WATCH
Navy Lt. j.g. Lisa Schmidt stands watch in the combat information center aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 22, 2015. The destroyer is training with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group to prepare for deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor N. Stinson
01/25/2015 : SHORT TAKE-OFF
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft takes off from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Jan. 17, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford
01/25/2015 : COMMAND FLYOVER
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly over during a Naval Air Forces change of command and retirement ceremony on the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, Jan. 22, 2015. Navy Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker relieved Navy Vice Adm. David H. Buss as commander of Naval Air Forces. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Omar A. Dominquez
01/25/2015 : WARRIOR TRIALS
A recovering service member participates in the Air Force Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports and Reconditioning Camp at Judson Aquatic Center in Universal City, Texas, Jan. 21, 2015. More than 80 ecovering Air Force service members from around the nation participated in the weeklong event. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. DeAndre Curtiss
01/25/2015 : SNOW SHOEING
Marines hike to the next bivouac site at the U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., Jan. 20, 2015. The Marines are assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 26, 2nd Marine Logistics Group. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony L. Ortiz
01/25/2015 : SABER LAUNCH
Marine Corps Sgt. Danielle V. Beck fires an M41A4 Saber missile launcher during a live-fire exercise on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 14, 2015. Beck is an anti-tank missileman assigned to Weapons Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders
01/25/2015 : CANAL TALK
U.S. Army Lt. Col. James James, right, discusses the Bagram Canals Project with an Afghan village leader near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 17, 2015. James is the commander, Task Force Sabre, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment. The project was designed to clean and rebuild canals within the district to enhance flood control, improve water quality and supply water to more than 25 villages. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler
01/25/2015 : TRANSIT WATCH
A sailor aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Farragut stands watch as the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS McFaul, right, USS Laboon, left, and USS Winston S. Churchill conduct a simulated strait transit exercise. The Farragut is underway with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group in preparation for deployment. U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jackie Hart
01/23/2015 : RAPELLING TRAINING
U.S. sailors practice fast roping from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter onto the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, Jan. 13, 2015. The sailors are assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Shantece Gonzalez
01/23/2015 : AIR REFUELING
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christie Tetley prepares a KC-135 Stratotanker to participate in an air refueling training mission with a B-52 Stratofortress over the Pacific Ocean near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Jan. 19, 2015. Tetley is a boom operator assigned to the 157th Air Refueling Wing. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kayla McWalter
01/23/2015 : ROCKET LAUNCHER
Marine Corps Pfc. Joseph P. Clem fires an AT-4 rocket launcher during simulated machine gun fire on Camp Wilson, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 20, 2015. Clem is a rifleman assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson
01/23/2015 : EJECTING CASINGS
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dacotah E. Roskop fires an M27 infantry automatic rifle down range on Camp Wilson, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 20, 2015. Roskop is an automatic rifleman assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson
01/23/2015 : STANDING WATCH
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Douglas Edmiston provides security during a shura near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 17, 2015. Edmiston is assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler
01/23/2015 : ANCHORING OUT
The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin moors between two buoys in Port Victoria, Seychelles, Jan. 17, 2015. The Austin is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Kirsten Krock
01/22/2015 : HOSE TEAM
U.S. Army Spc. Raven Attaway leads the way while loading fuel hoses onto the tailgate of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at Roberts International Airport outside Monrovia, Liberia, Jan. 15, 2014. Attaway is a fuel handler assigned to the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliners, Joint Forces Command - United Assistance. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
01/22/2015 : DEFENSE CONFERENCE
U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, left, NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe and commander of U.S. European Command, Danish Gen. Knud Bartels, chairman of the NATO Military Committee and French Air Force Gen. Jean-Paul Palomeros, right, particiapte in a Military Committee Meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Jan. 22, 2015. NATO photo
01/22/2015 : MILITARY DISCUSSION
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with British Army Gen. Nicholas Houghton, chief of Britain's defense staff, during NATO’s Military Committee meetings in Brussels, Jan. 22, 2015. NATO photo
01/22/2015 : HAGEL BRIEFING
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel conducts a press briefing at the Pentagon, Jan. 22, 2015. Hagel discussed a range of topics from sequestration to sexual assault prevention. He also thanked service members and said he is proud of them. DoD photo by Casper Manlangit
01/21/2015 : OBAMA ADDRESS
President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address to the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2015. White House photo by Pete Souza
01/21/2015 : NATO VISIT
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and German Chief of Defense Army Gen. Volker Wieker talk between NATO's Military Committee meetings with their NATO counterparts in Brussels, Jan. 21, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
01/21/2015 : LISTENING OVER LUNCH
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel hosts a lunch with junior enlisted military personnel at the Pentagon, Jan. 21, 2015, to listen and discuss their concerns. The personnel are assigned to the National Capital Region. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
01/21/2015 : ROCKET LAUNCH
An Atlas V rocket carrying the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System, a tactical satellite system to improve ground communications for U.S. forces on the move, creates a light trail as it lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., Jan. 20, 2015. Courtesy photo
01/21/2015 : COMBAT SCENARIO
Two HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters respond in a combat scenario for search and rescue on the Royal Air Force Lakenheath facility in the United Kingdom, Jan. 16, 2015. The helicopters are assigned to the 56th Rescue Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Trevor T. McBride
01/21/2015 : ACE LANDING
A F/A-18F Super Hornet lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 19, 2015. The Stennis is training to prepare for future deployments. The F/A-18F is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 41. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez
01/21/2015 : MAKING WAVES
U.S. Navy ships conduct a composite training exercise to prepare for an upcoming deployment in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 12, 2015. The ships are assigned to the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Rodney Davidson
01/21/2015 : PLATFORM CLIMB
Marines board a gas and oil platform during maritime interoperability training off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif., Jan. 16, 2015. The Marines are assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Maritime Raid Force. The unit prepares the troops for their upcoming deployment by enhancing their combat skills and teaching them techniques for boarding vessels. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean Berry
01/20/2015 : BOARDING APPROACH
Marines aboard a rigid-hulled inflatable boat prepare to board a simulated enemy vessel during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 15, 2015. The Marines are assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, Force Reconnaissance Company, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dani A. Zunun
01/20/2015 : BLOCKED SHOT
Air Force Academy sophomore Chris Truehl blocks a shot on goal during a game at the Academy’s Cadet Ice Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo., Jan. 10, 2015. Air Force beat Niagara 4-3 in overtime. U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan
01/20/2015 : WEAPONS QUALIFICATION
Air Force Senior Airman Kendrick Woodson fires an M240B machine gun during heavy weapons qualification on Duke Field, Fla. Jan 10, 2015. Woodson is assigned to the 919th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor
01/20/2015 : PREPARING A FALCON
U.S. Air Force Capt. Shayne Carroll examines his gear before climbing into the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft for a mission on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2015. Carroll is a pilot assigned to the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz
01/20/2015 : MENTORING RECRUITS
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston, right foreground, talks with Iraqi army soldiers about their training experience and living conditions on Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Jan. 15, 2015. Grinston is the senior enlisted advisor assigned to the 1st Infantry Division. He is helping to develop the training program for Iraqi army battalions, assisted by coalition forces throughout Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William White
01/20/2015 : Wildland Task Force
The California National Guard's Wildland Firefighting Task Force includes highly trained personnel who provide interagency partners with immediate assistance throughout the year, using resources and equipment to help battle thousands of fires and help keep residents safe. DoD screen shot
01/20/2015 : STATE OF THE UNION
President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address to the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2015. DoD screen shot
01/20/2015 : PROVIDING SECURITY
Marines fast-rope from an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter while training off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif., Jan. 16, 2015. The Marines are assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Maritime Raid Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean Berry
01/20/2015 : SURFACE OPERATIONS
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Garrett Snyder conducts surface supplied operations during diver training aboard the U.S. Army Vessel Matamoros on Naval Air Station Key West, Fla. Jan. 15, 2015. Snyder is an engineering aide assigned to Underwater Construction Team One. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas S. Tenorio
01/19/2015 : ROME ARRIVAL
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shakes hands with his Italian counterpart, Chief of Defense Navy Adm. Luigi Binelli Mantelli, upon landing in Rome, Jan. 18, 2015. Dempsey met with senior Italian defense leaders to discuss issues of mutual importance before attending a two-day NATO Military Committee conference in Brussels. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
01/19/2015 : PASS REVIEW CEREMONY
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, walks next to his Italian counterpart, Navy Adm. Luigi Binelli-Mantelli, during a pass and review ceremony in Rome, Jan. 19, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
01/19/2015 : ROUND TABLE
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his Italian counterpart Navy Adm. Luigi Binelli-Mantelli sit down with their staffs for a meeting in Rome, Jan. 19, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
01/17/2015 : TARMAC TALK
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work speaks with airmen assigned to the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group on Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 16, 2015. Work met with senior leadership and service members at Tyndall and Naval Support Activity Panama City. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
01/16/2015 : ANGEL OVERHEAD
Navy Lt. Andy Talbott flies during winter training over El Centro, Calif., Jan. 13, 2015. Talbott is a left wing pilot with the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, known as the Blue Angels. Pilots must complete 120 practice flights before kicking off the 2015 air show season. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrea Perez
01/16/2015 : TYNDALL ARRIVAL
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work shakes hands with Air Force Lt. Gen. William H. Etter, commander of the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, known as CONR, as he arrives on Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 15, 2015. Work plans to meet with senior leaders and service members on base and at Naval Support Activity Panama City. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
01/16/2015 : 'AMERICAN SNIPER'
Bradley Cooper, star of "American Sniper," speaks at the Navy Memorial about why he cares so much about service members and why he chose his role as Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL sniper, during a premiere in Washington, D.C. DoD screen shot
01/16/2015 : HAGEL REMARKS
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel provides closing remarks at the U.S. Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Summit on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 16, 2015.. DoD screen shot
01/16/2015 : STUDENT QUESTION
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, listens as a student asks a question during a Keystone leadership course at the National Defense University on Fort McNair in Washington D.C., Jan., 15, 2015. The course objective is to educate command senior enlisted leaders. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
01/16/2015 : CLOSING REMARKS
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel provides closing remarks at the U.S. Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Summit on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 16, 2015. DoD photo by Casper Manlangit
01/16/2015 : SUMMIT WALK
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, center, walks with Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer and Air Force Maj. Gen. Darryl W. Burke, commander of the Air Force District of Washington, at the U.S. Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Summit on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 16, 2015. DoD photo by Casper Manlangit
01/16/2015 : BLACK HAWK VIEW
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel looks out the window of an UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter while flying from Fort Bliss, Texas, to Orogrande Range, N.M., Jan. 15, 2015. Hagel tested the experimental FIM-43 Redeye as an enlisted soldier at Orogrande Range before volunteering to deploy to Vietnam. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
01/16/2015 : MEDIC TRAINING
U.S. Army medics evacuate casualties to a nearby location during a training exercise on Hohenfels Training Area in Hohenfels, Germany, Jan. 16, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. William Tanner
01/16/2015 : CHUTE CHALLENGE
A U.S. paratrooper collects his chute after jumping out of a C-130 Hercules aircraft over Juliet drop zone in Pordenone, Italy, Jan. 13, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Paolo Bovo
01/16/2015 : AFGHAN PATROL
U.S. Army Pvt. 1st Class Arias patrols past a group of Afghan children while providing security in a rural area near the Nangarhar Police Regional Logistics Center in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, Jan. 6, 2015. Arias is assigned to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, Train, Advise, Assist Command East. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Jarrod Morris
01/16/2015 : NANGARHAR ARRIVAL
U.S. Army Spc. John Gilbert, left, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Christopher Bentley, center, commander of Train, Advise, Assist Command East, and U.S. Army 1st Lt. Steven Sanders depart a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, Jan. 6, 2015. Gilbert and Sanders are assigned to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, Train, Advise, Assist Command East. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Jarrod Morris
01/16/2015 : KEY WEST WRECK
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Ken Massey dives on a wreck during training on Naval Air Station Key West, Fla. Jan. 13, 2015. The two-week training is an evolution between Underwater Construction Team One and Underwater Construction Team Two. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler N. Thompson
01/15/2015 : HOSING DOWN
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cody Williams simulates hosing down an aircraft during an emergency management exercise on Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, Jan. 12, 2015. Williams is a firefighter assigned to 8th Civil Engineer Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Divine Cox
01/15/2015 : MLK OBSERVANCE
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work makes remarks during a Martin Luther King Jr. observance at the Pentagon, Jan. 15, 2015. DoD photo by Casper Manlangit
01/15/2015 : KING OBSERVANCE
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work attends the annual Martin Luther King Jr. observance at the Pentagon, Jan. 15, 2014. DoD photo by Casper Manlangit
01/15/2015 : FLIGHTLINE FOCUS
An Air National Guard pilot prepares an F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft for launch during flightline operations on Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J., Jan. 9, 2015. New Jersey National Guard photo by Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Shane Karp
01/15/2015 : AIR FORCE FOCUS
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, right, and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A Welsh III discuss the state of the Air Force during a news briefing at the Pentagon, Jan. 15, 2015. DoD photo by Casper Manlangit
01/15/2015 : BACK TO BASICS
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to academy students and faculty at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy on Fort Bliss, Texas, Jan. 15, 2015. Hagel, who graduated from basic and advanced individual training on the base 47 years ago, is on the final leg of a tour to thank troops and say farewell. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Julia Redding
01/15/2015 : LEADER COURSE
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at a Keystone course at the National Defense University on Fort McNair in Washington D.C., Jan., 15, 2015. The course objective is to educate command senior enlisted leaders. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
01/15/2015 : FOOT FIRST
A Navy Seabee diver performs a front-step water entry during diver training on Naval Air Station Key West, Fla. Jan. 13, 2015. The two-week training is an evolution between Underwater Construction Team One and Underwater Construction Team Two. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas S. Tenorio
01/15/2015 : CHASING A THUNDERBIRD
Air Force Staff Sgt. Sean Gilbert races to recover a Thunderbirds jet after conducting the year's first delta formation on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 13, 2015. Molina is an an avionics systems specialist assigned to the Air Force Thunderbirds air demonstration team. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez
01/14/2015 : HAGEL AT MIRAMAR
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to sailors and Marines stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. Jan. 13, 2014. Hagel is on a three-day trip visiting members of all four service branches to thank them for their service. It is Hagel's final domestic trip. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
01/14/2015 : HAGEL ARRIVAL
Secretary Defense Chuck Hagel arrives at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. Jan. 13, 2014. Hagel is on a three-day trip visiting members of all four service branches to thank troops for their service. It is Hagel's final domestic trip. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
01/14/2015 : AMPHIBIOUS LANDING
U.S. sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry signal an MV-22 Osprey to launch from the flight deck in the Red Sea, Jan. 11, 2015. The Osprey is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Austin
01/14/2015 : BOARDING MARINES
Marines board an Atlas Air Boeing 747-400 on Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Jan. 13, 2015. The Marines will travel to Twentynine Palms, Calif., to conduct predeployment training for Integrated Training Exercise, the largest Marine Corps Reserve exercise of the year. The Marines are assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson
01/14/2015 : REPLENISHMENT
U.S. sailors on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt participate in a replenishment at sea with the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 11, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Anthony Hopkins
01/14/2015 : SLOW DECENT
U.S. Airmen descend with parachutes after jumping from a 36th Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules during Jump Week on Yokota Air Base in Yokota, Japan, Jan. 6, 2015. The airmen are pararescuemen assigned to 31st Rescue Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo
01/14/2015 : THUNDERBIRD KIDS
Air Force Maj. Joshua Boudreaux and Maj. Jason Curtis greet their children after performing their first delta formation on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 13, 2015. Boudreaux and Curtis are pilots assigned to the Air Force Thunderbirds air demonstration team. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez
01/14/2015 : STANDING WATCH
A U.S. soldier provides security at the Khyber Border Coordination Center near Torkham Gate at the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Jan. 4, 2015. The soldier is assigned to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, Train, Advise, Assist Command East security force. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Jarrod Morris
01/14/2015 : SAILOR ADDRESS
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to sailors aboard the USS America in San Diego, Jan. 14, 2015. Hagel is visiting members of all four service branches to thank them for their service during his last official domestic trip. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
01/14/2015 : MARITIME TRAINING
Sailors and Marines drive a rigid-hulled inflatable boat during maritime interoperability training off the coast of Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 12, 2015. The troops are assigned to 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Maritime Raid Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean Berry
01/13/2015 : BOAT TRAINING
Sailors and Marines drive rigid-hulled inflatable boats during maritime interoperability training off the coast of Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 12, 2015. The troops are assigned to 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Maritime Raid Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean Berry
01/13/2015 : GREETING AIRMEN
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets airmen before departing Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 13, 2015, on a cross-country tour to thank service members for their service and say farewell to the troops on his last official domestic trip. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
01/13/2015 : ANDREWS DEPARTURE
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel waves goodbye as he departs Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 13, 2015, on a cross-country tour to thank service members for their service and say farewell to the troops on his last official domestic trip. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
01/13/2015 : LAUNCH POSITION
A U.S. sailor directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet into position to launch off the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 11, 2015. The Roosevelt is participating in a composite unit training exercise. The F/A-18E crew is assigned to Strike Fighter Attack Squadron 211. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Anthony N. Hilkowski
01/13/2015 : FIRE PREPARATION
U.S. Navy fire-party team members standby as an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter takes off during flight operations aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher in the Persian Gulf, Jan 11, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony R. Martinez
01/13/2015 : REVIEWING CHECKLIST
Air Force Maj. Paul Sanford, left, reviews a checklist during an aeromedical training mission on North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, N.C., Jan. 9, 2015. Sanford is assigned to the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Julianne M. Showalter
01/13/2015 : CARGO DELIVERY
U.S. Coast Guardsmen pull alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey during a cargo delivery in the Persian Gulf, Jan. 6, 2015. The Dewey is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class James Vazquez
01/13/2015 : CONTAMINATION CONTROL
Airman 1st Class Michael Siciliano, right, uses an M295 mitt to decontaminate Senior Airman Juan Rivera while going through a mock contamination control area in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., Jan. 8, 2015. Siciliano and Rivera are assigned to the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing. New Jersey National Guard photo by Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Amber Powell
01/13/2015 : JUMP ALTITUDE
Special tactics airmen prepare to jump out of an MC-130H Talon II over Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 7, 2015. The airmen are assigned to the 24th Special Operations Wing. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Callaway
01/13/2015 : WHITEMAN FAREWELL
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to airmen on Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 13, 2015, during his last official domestic trip to thank troops and say farewell. Video screen shot
01/13/2015 : ENGAGING TARGETS
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Christian Christopoulos engages targets behind a riot shield during weapons qualification on Camp Hansen in Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 8, 2015. Christopoulos is assigned to the Camp Foster Provost Marshal’s Office, Marine Corps Installations Pacific, Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Callahan
01/13/2015 : ROPE TOSS
U.S. Marines toss the rope for a fast-rope mission during maritime interoperability training at Stu Segall studios in San Diego, Jan. 8, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Allison Burgos
01/13/2015 : AIRMEN ADDRESS
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to airmen on Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 13, 2015. Hagel is on his last official domestic trip to thank troops from all four service branches and to say farewell. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
01/13/2015 : DEDICATION CEREMONY
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and National War College Commandant Army Brig. Gen. Guy "Tom" Cosentino unveil a door placard to honor retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft during a dedication ceremony for Scowcroft at the National Defense University's National War College on Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 2015. The university hosted the event to officially dedicate a Roosevelt Hall room to Scowcroft, a former national security advisor. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
01/12/2015 : SECOND LIFE
The USS Shadwell survived a torpedo strike in 1945 and continued to serve in the Pacific during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Now moored in the waters of Mobile Bay near a Civil War battle site, the ship is saving lives through research projects on damage control. DoD screen shot
01/12/2015 : NEWS INTERVIEW
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace during a recorded interview at the Pentagon, Jan. 9, 2015. Dempsey answered questions on a variety of topics, including the recent terrorist attack in Paris, ongoing operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, and the mission in Afghanistan. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
01/12/2015 : RESCUE BASKET
A lifeguard prepares to receive a rescue basket from the crew of a Coast Guard MH-65D helicopter during a training exercise off the coast of Malibu, Calif., Jan. 9, 2015. The Coast Guard crew is assigned to Air Station Los Angeles. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Prentice Danner
01/12/2015 : WEAPONS TRAINING
U.S. Marine Cpl. Kaden Prickett fires a .50-caliber scoped rifle at a target 1,200 meters away in the U.S. Central Command area of operations, Jan. 6, 2015. Prickett is a machine gunner and team leader assigned to Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson A. Gramley
01/12/2015 : SEAMAN'S SPRINT
U.S. Navy Seaman Thoren Pond removes chocks and chains from an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter during flight operations on the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher in the Persian Gulf, Jan. 7, 2015. Pond is a boatswain's mate assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26. The destroyer is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, which includes strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony R. Martinez
01/12/2015 : FALCON READY
An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot readies his aircraft for an early morning training exercise on the Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J., Jan. 9, 2015. The pilot is assigned to the 177th Fighter Wing. The exercise tests the wing's capabilities to deploy on sorties or missions. New Jersey National Guard photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
01/12/2015 : SNIPER PRACTICE
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Tyler Stampes gets in a prone position behind his M110 semi-automatic sniper system during marksmanship and observer training on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 6, 2015. Stampes is assigned to Special Reaction Team. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Callahan
01/12/2015 : GRIMACE GRIP
Marines assist each other in climbing over an obstacle during a team-building exercise on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 9, 2015. The Marines are assigned to Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez
01/09/2015 : SOLDIER RIDE
Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride is underway, kicking off in Miami, Jan. 8, 2015. The event helps service members focus on physical and mental healing. DoD screen capture
01/09/2015 : TRAINING JUMP
A 31st Rescue Squadron pararescueman jumps out of a 36th Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules during a training mission over Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 6, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo
01/09/2015 : SNOW GALAXY
An airman stands on the flightline in front of a snow-covered C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft on Dover Air Force Base, Del., Jan. 6, 2015. Operations continued as more than an inch of snow blanketed the area. The airman, an aircraft maintainer, is assigned to the 436th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik
01/09/2015 : FORWARD LOOKOUT
The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook transits the Black Sea, Jan. 7, 2015. The destroyer is conducting operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to support U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Karolina A. Oseguera
01/09/2015 : BORDER SECURITY
U.S. Army Spc. Anthony Esparza provides security on the perimeter of the Khyber Border Coordination Center at the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, Jan. 4, 2015. Esparza is assigned to the 3d Cavalry Regiment, Train, Advise, Assist Command – East. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Jarrod Morris
01/08/2015 : SHOULDER MOUNT
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Christian Christopoulos, left, and Cpl. Tyler Stampes fire an M110 semi-automatic sniper system in an improvised firing position during marksmanship training on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 6, 2015. The Marines are assigned to the Special Reaction Team. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Callahan
01/08/2015 : MEDIC PREPARATIONS
Army medics prepare to perform initial medical screenings on troops returning from West Africa to Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 7, 2015. The returning soldiers, assigned to the 36th Engineer Brigade, constructed treatment centers to help battle the Ebola outbreak as they supported Operation United Assistance. The medics are assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division. U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Rodriguez
01/08/2015 : BOLT BUSINESS
U.S. sailors tighten bolts on a catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 8, 2015. The carrier and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Bryan Mai
01/08/2015 : DEFENSE BRIEFING
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Lt. Gen. Benjamin "Benny" Gantz, chief of the Israeli defense staff, talk to reporters at the Pentagon, Jan. 8, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
01/08/2015 : DEFENSE MEETING
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, center, and U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meet with Lt. Gen. Benjamin "Benny" Gantz, chief of the Israeli defense staff, at the Pentagon, Jan. 8, 2015. Leaders discussed bilateral cooperation, regional security and other matters of mutual concern. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
01/07/2015 : AVIATION CONCENTRATION
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Kaleb Davis conducts maintenance in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Jan. 5, 2015. Davis is an aviation structural mechanic assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 22. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr.
01/07/2015 : LEAVING LIBERIA
U.S. troops deployed to support Operation United Assistance cross the airfield at Roberts International Airport near Monrovia, Liberia, Jan. 6, 2015, before their flight back to a U.S. base. All troops will go through 21 days of controlled monitoring. The Defense Department operation provides logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Caitlyn Byrne
01/07/2015 : QUICK MOVES
U.S. sailors on the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey move cargo onto the ship during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl in the Gulf of Oman, Jan. 4, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class James Vazquez
01/07/2015 : AERIAL SEARCH
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Cody Witherspoon looks for debris as his helicopter returns to the guided missile destroyer USS Sampson as it supports Indonesian-led search efforts for AirAsia Flight 8501 in the Java Sea, Jan. 6, 2015. Witherspoon is a naval aircrewman assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 35. The Sampson is using a towfish sonar system to locate the missing airliner. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brett Cote
01/07/2015 : GOING HOME
U.S. troops deployed to support Operation United Assistance wave goodbye as they depart Roberts International Airport outside Monrovia, Liberia, Jan. 6, 2015, before their flight back to the United States. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Caitlyn Byrne
01/07/2015 : WINTER WALK
A tomb sentinel guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during the first snow of the year in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Jan. 6, 2015. The soldier is assigned to 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as "The Old Guard." U.S. Army photo by Spc. Cody Torkelson
01/07/2015 : SUNSET MAINTENANCE
U.S. sailors conduct maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Jan. 4, 2015. The carrier is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, which includes strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joseph Newman
01/07/2015 : COMMON GROUND
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Marisela Hocker and her Italian counterpart, Giorgia Dentamaro, formed a unique friendship after they met less than two years ago as gate guards on Aviano Air Base, Italy. DoD screen shot
01/07/2015 : GUN SALUTE
Soldiers fire a 105 mm howitzer during the inauguration ceremony for Florida Gov. Rick Scott at the Old Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla., Jan. 6, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to Florida Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 116th Field Artillery Regiment. Fifteen soldiers from the unit provided a 19-gun salute. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
01/07/2015 : OSPREY TAKEOFF
An MV-22B Osprey takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York in the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 5, 2015. The Osprey is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan B. Trejo
01/07/2015 : DOLPHIN PREPARATIONS
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew prepares to take off from Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., Jan. 07, 2015. The air station’s crewmembers support a variety of missions, including search and rescue, port security, law enforcement and environmental protection. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef
01/07/2015 : DROPPING FLARES
A U.S. Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler fires flares over Afghanistan, Dec. 30, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson
01/07/2015 : FIRST SNOW
The first snowfall of the year blankets wreaths adorning the graves in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Jan. 7, 2015. The Memorial Amphitheater, which is the venue for numerous ceremonies honoring service members, can be seen in the background. Arlington National Cemetery photo by Stephen Smith
01/06/2015 : HORIZON SCAN
U.S. Petty Officer 3rd Class James McCaughan scans the horizon for surface contacts during a general quarters drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Jan. 2, 2015. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is supporting strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed and theater security cooperation efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr.
01/06/2015 : HERCULES LINE-UP
KC-130J Super Hercules aircraft sit staged on the flight line on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Jan. 5, 2015. KC-130J are assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. T. T. Parish
01/06/2015 : ROYAL DIRECTIONS
British Navy Chief Callum Gardner directs an F/A-18 hornet onto a catapult on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Persian Gulf, Jan. 01, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alex King
01/06/2015 : HORNET LAUNCH
An F/A-18E Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson as the ship conducts flight operations in the Persian Gulf, Jan. 2, 2015. The F/A-18E is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 81. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr.
01/06/2015 : SAMPSON SUPPLIES
U.S. Navy Seaman Seth Howard unhooks a pallet of supplies during a replenishment-at-sea on the guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson in the Java Sea, Jan. 5, 2015. The Sampson is in the Java Sea conducting search operations in support of the Indonesian-led Air Asia Flight 8501 search efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brett Cote
01/06/2015 : SECURING THE WATERWAY
Coast Guard crews partner with local and federal law enforcement teams in Boston Harbor to provide maritime security for the Boston Marathon bombing trial in Boston, Jan. 5, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell
01/06/2015 : SONAR SEARCH
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Francis Elevado, left, and U.S. Navy Chief William Stanford enter coordinates for areas to search using a towfish sonar device from the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth’s rigid hull inflatable boat crew as they support the Indonesian-led search efforts for Air Asia Flight 8501 in the Java Sea, Jan. 4, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Antonio P. Turretto Ramos
01/06/2015 : JOINT TRAINING
U.S. Marines and Moldovan soldiers train together with antiarmor weapons during a live-fire familiarization workshop in Moldova, Jan. 6, 2015. DoD screen shot
01/06/2015 : INSPIRATIONAL SPEECH
Marine Corps Sgt. Ivan Colina delivers a motivational speech to the players on Team East before the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at The StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., Jan. 4, 2015. Colina is a drill instructor assigned to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Erik S. Brooks Jr.
01/06/2015 : WALK THE LINE
Air Force Academy Cadet 1st Class Max Wilkinson, left, and Air Force Maj. Joshua Hernandez walk the flightline on California Air National Guard Base in Fresno, Calif., Dec. 30, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Klynne Pearl Serrano
01/06/2015 : STALLION INCOMING
A CH-53E Super Stallion hovers over the flight deck during a drill on amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego in the Gulf of Aden, Jan. 2, 2015. The helicopter crew is assigned to the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Rome M. Lazarus
01/06/2015 : PENTAGON BRIEFING
Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby briefs reporters on a range of Defense Department issues at the Pentagon, Jan. 6, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
01/05/2015 : FAREWELL CEREMONY
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work hosts a farewell ceremony for Andrew M. Marshall at the Pentagon, Jan. 5, 2015. Marshall, 93, worked his last day as director of the Defense Department's Office of Net Assessment, retiring after 42 years. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
01/05/2015 : LOADING MRAPS
U.S. airmen load two mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft bound for Erbil, Iraq, Dec. 30, 2014. The airmen are assigned to the 386th Expeditionary Operations Group and the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jared Marquis
01/05/2015 : FLAG BEARER
U.S. Army Spc. Morgan Austin holds up the U.S. flag during a promotion and re-enlistment ceremony on Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, Jan. 1, 2015. Austin is a communications specialist assigned to 101st Airborne Division's Headquarters Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Rashene Mincy
01/05/2015 : WORKING DOG TRAINING
U.S. Marine Cpl. William Perkins, left, wrestles with Akim, a military working dog, during controlled aggression training in the U.S. Central Command area of operations, Dec. 28, 2014. Perkins is assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, Command Element. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson Gramley
01/05/2015 : SAYING GOODBYE
Navy Chief Petty Officer Dwayne Brown says goodbye to his daughter on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story before deploying aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead in Virginia Beach, Va., Dec. 28, 2014. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Desmond Parks
01/05/2015 : WARRIORS' GAME
USA Warriors sled hockey team player Ralph DeQuebec flips a puck past a teammate while playing on the National Hockey League’s Winter Classic 2015 outdoor ice at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., Jan 2, 2015. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
01/05/2015 : PREPARING SONAR
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Mark Haney, center, listens as U.S. Navy Petty Officers 2nd Class Daniel Clarke, left, and Daniel Soulliard discuss the capabilities of the towfish side scan sonar system from the USS Fort Worth in the Java Sea, Jan. 1, 2015. Haney is an executive officer assigned to the ship. Clarke and Soulliard are divers assigned to the Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jay C. Pugh
01/05/2015 : SEARCH TEAM
The search team assigned to the destroyer USS Sampson signals the boat crew as they support the Indonesian-led search efforts for AirAsia Flight 8501 in the Java Sea, Jan. 4, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brett Cote
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