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Secretary Carter Visits Syracuse University

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, shakes hands with Mike Haynie, executive director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., March 31, 2015. Carter met with leaders and discussed his "force for the future" initiative to strengthen retention of the military's best personnel in the coming years. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett


Paratroopers Participate in Operation Spartan Valkyrie

U.S. Army paratroopers jump out of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to practice a parachute assault during Exercise Spartan Valkyrie at Malemute drop zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 20, 2015. The paratroopers are assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Alaska. The soldiers held the drop zone and assaulted follow-on objectives while other members of the team fired 105 mm howitzers. U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena


Carter Discusses Force of the Future Initiative at Fort Drum

Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Bannister, center, commander of the 10th Mountain Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Lewis, right, welcome Defense Secretary Ash Carter to Fort Drum, N.Y., March 30, 2015. Carter spoke with soldiers and military family members at Fort Drum about the force of the future, and how the military can retain its best people and their battle-tested skills. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett


U.S., Korean Soldiers Train During Foal Eagle

U.S. and Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army soldiers conduct slingload training during Exercise Foal Eagle 2015 at New Mexico Range on Warrior Base, South Korea, March 18, 2015. The U.S. soldiers are assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Steven Hitchcock


Guardsmen Conduct Natural Disaster Training

Soldiers and airmen transport a mock patient at Camp Gruber near Braggs, Okla., March 20, 2015. The service members are assigned to the Missouri National Guard's Homeland Response Force and were evaluated on their ability to respond to a large-scale natural disaster or terrorist attack. Missouri National Guard photo by Air Force Airman 1st Class Chayla Hurd


Sailors Conduct Firefighting Training

Sailors conduct general damage control training on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 16, 2015. The sailors are instructors assigned to the Navy's Surface Warfare Officers School. The training served to teach sailors basic procedures in flooding, shoring, pipe patching, plugging and emergency egress of space. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Quinlan


Operation Pacific Angel Continues

Local residents await the arrival of U.S. and multinational military medical professionals at Duc Pho vocational training school in the Quang Ngai province, Vietnam, March 27, 2015. The school was turned into a temporary medical care site for Operation Pacific Angel 15-3. Pacific Angel is a multilateral humanitarian assistance civil military operation, which improves military-to-military partnerships in the Pacific, while also providing medical health outreach, civic engineering projects and subject matter exchanges among partner forces. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tong Duong


Carter Kicks Off Force of the Future Initiative at High School Alma Mater

Defense Secretary Ash Carter receives an enthusiastic greeting as he returns to his high school alma mater, Abington Senior High School in Abington, Pa., March 30, 2015. Carter, who graduated from the school in 1972, delivered remarks to students, kicking off a national discussion about building "the force of the future" and what the Defense Department must do to maintain its superiority well into the 21st century. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett

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