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From left, Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, Marine Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, and Marine 1st Lt. Matthew Welsh, render honors as the colors are presented during Gen. Welsh's retirement ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 24, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Outgoing Air Force Chief Focused on, Inspired Airmen, Carter Says Story | Speech

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III
Welsh Thanks Airmen for Honor of Leading Them Story

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook
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Department Holds Trilateral Discussion on North Korean Missile Launch Story | Special
Marine Corps recruit Tyler Steeley cleans his weapon during the Crucible at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., June 24, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Colby Cooper
Marine Corps recruit Tyler Steeley cleans his weapon during the Crucible at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., June 24, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Colby Cooper
Service members from partner nations fend off role players acting as rioters for crowd control training during Tradewinds 2016 at Twickenham Park Gallery Range, Jamaica, June 25, 2016. Tradewinds is a Carribbean-focused multinational security and disaster relief exercise. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff
Service members from partner nations fend off role players acting as rioters for crowd control training during Tradewinds 2016 at Twickenham Park Gallery Range, Jamaica, June 25, 2016. Tradewinds is a Carribbean-focused multinational security and disaster relief exercise. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff
Sailors with the Navy Ceremonial Guard perform during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., June 24, 2016. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Muncy
Sailors with the Navy Ceremonial Guard perform during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., June 24, 2016. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Muncy
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period, showing troops as they serve in operation, sacrifice and engage in daily life.
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period, showing troops as they serve in operation, sacrifice and engage in daily life.
Air Force Spc. Gerald Wilson yells a warning about incoming indirect fire to his team during the Ready Warrior Competition at Camp Madbull on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 23, 2016. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Air Force Spc. Gerald Wilson yells a warning about incoming indirect fire to his team during the Ready Warrior Competition at Camp Madbull on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 23, 2016. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Army flight medics ascend on a hoist line with a simulated patient during medical evacuation training part of a joint exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 23, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. Army photo by Sgt. Anthony Hewitt
Army flight medics ascend on a hoist line with a simulated patient during medical evacuation training part of a joint exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 23, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. Army photo by Sgt. Anthony Hewitt
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched the eighth annual Feds Feed Families campaign, which extends throughout the government. The Defense Department will play a vital role in the fight against hunger.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched the eighth annual Feds Feed Families campaign, which extends throughout the government. The Defense Department will play a vital role in the fight against hunger.
The USS Carter Hall travels through the locks of the North Sea Canal toward Amsterdam June 21, 2016, after participating in the 2016 Baltic Operations exercise. The multinational exercise aims to enhance interoperability of allied and partner forces in the Baltic region. Navy photo by Seaman Julio Martinez Martinez
The USS Carter Hall travels through the locks of the North Sea Canal toward Amsterdam June 21, 2016, after participating in the 2016 Baltic Operations exercise. The multinational exercise aims to enhance interoperability of allied and partner forces in the Baltic region. Navy photo by Seaman Julio Martinez Martinez
The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
Army Capt. Scott Hasenpflug applies camouflage paint before a tactical operation during Swift Response 16 at the Hohenfels Training Area in Hohenfels, Germany, Jun. 22, 2016. The military crisis response training event includes multinational airborne forces. Army photo by Pfc. Rachel Wilridge
Army Capt. Scott Hasenpflug applies camouflage paint before a tactical operation during Swift Response 16 at the Hohenfels Training Area in Hohenfels, Germany, Jun. 22, 2016. The military crisis response training event includes multinational airborne forces. Army photo by Pfc. Rachel Wilridge
Nearly 20 million Americans will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder in their lifetimes. No one knows why some people develop PTSD and others don't, but we know that the more people who understand PTSD, the more we can help those who are affected. Learn more and help raise awareness of #PTSD and its treatments.
Nearly 20 million Americans will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder in their lifetimes. No one knows why some people develop PTSD and others don't, but we know that the more people who understand PTSD, the more we can help those who are affected. Learn more and help raise awareness of #PTSD and its treatments.
Marine Corps recruit Tyler Steeley cleans his weapon during the Crucible at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., June 24, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Colby Cooper
Service members from partner nations fend off role players acting as rioters for crowd control training during Tradewinds 2016 at Twickenham Park Gallery Range, Jamaica, June 25, 2016. Tradewinds is a Carribbean-focused multinational security and disaster relief exercise. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff
Sailors with the Navy Ceremonial Guard perform during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., June 24, 2016. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Muncy
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period, showing troops as they serve in operation, sacrifice and engage in daily life.
Air Force Spc. Gerald Wilson yells a warning about incoming indirect fire to his team during the Ready Warrior Competition at Camp Madbull on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 23, 2016. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Army flight medics ascend on a hoist line with a simulated patient during medical evacuation training part of a joint exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 23, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. Army photo by Sgt. Anthony Hewitt
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched the eighth annual Feds Feed Families campaign, which extends throughout the government. The Defense Department will play a vital role in the fight against hunger.
The USS Carter Hall travels through the locks of the North Sea Canal toward Amsterdam June 21, 2016, after participating in the 2016 Baltic Operations exercise. The multinational exercise aims to enhance interoperability of allied and partner forces in the Baltic region. Navy photo by Seaman Julio Martinez Martinez
The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
Army Capt. Scott Hasenpflug applies camouflage paint before a tactical operation during Swift Response 16 at the Hohenfels Training Area in Hohenfels, Germany, Jun. 22, 2016. The military crisis response training event includes multinational airborne forces. Army photo by Pfc. Rachel Wilridge
Nearly 20 million Americans will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder in their lifetimes. No one knows why some people develop PTSD and others don't, but we know that the more people who understand PTSD, the more we can help those who are affected. Learn more and help raise awareness of #PTSD and its treatments.
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