U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Samuel Beauchamp, left, Chief Petty Officer Kevin Cassidy, center left, Lt. Cmdr. Jeromy Pittmann, center right, and U.S. Army Col. Peter Andrysiak, far right, listen as Afghan national engineer brigade personnel describe a field training exercise on Camp Ghazi in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 19, 2014. The exercise was the culmination of seven months of training, during which U.S. service members instructed Afghan engineers in vertical and horizontal construction, bridge building, and water well operations. The U.S. sailors are assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25.
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Gordon
U.S. Army Pvt. Christian Moreno, left, takes notes during the 2nd Cavalry Regiment Expert Infantryman Badge qualification on the Joint Multinational Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Oct. 21, 2014. The Expert Infantryman Badge is presented to soldiers who complete a course of testing designed to demonstrate proficiency in a range of infantry skills.
U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Fanta Williams, right, salutes Col. John J. Allen Jr., 633rd Air Base Wing commander, during a homecoming ceremony at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Oct. 20, 2014. Airmen assigned to the 633rd Medical Group were deployed in support of Operation United Assistance, a U.S. government effort to halt the spread of an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The unit delivered and built medical support facilities. Williams is a medic assigned to the 633rd Medical Operations Squadron.
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aubrey White
U.S. airmen begin construction on the Monrovia Medical Unit site in Monrovia, Liberia, October 7, 2014. The unit is being constructed in the event that any of the medical workers in the area catch Ebola while assisting in Operation United Assistance, a U.S. government effort to halt the spread of the disease in West Africa. The airmen are assigned to the 633rd Medical Group stationed at Langley Air Force Base, Va.
U.S. Army Africa photo by Army Pfc. Craig Philbrick
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to a Coast Guard cadet at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Oct. 21, 2014. Dempsey visited the academy to speak with future Coast Guard officers and faculty about topics ranging from future missions to leadership.
DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
An F/A-18E Super Hornet sits on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson at sea, Oct. 16, 2014. The Carl Vinson and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 17, are deployed supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The aircraft is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 81.
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, greets Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon before hosting an honor cordon to welcome him to the Pentagon, Oct. 21, 2014. The two defense leaders met to discuss issues of mutual importance.
DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
Members of the Golden Knights, the Army's parachute team, wait to perform at the annual air show Marine Corps Community Services sponsors on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, Oct. 3, 2014. The event honors San Diego's heritage of aviation by showcasing aerial prowess of the armed forces and their appreciation of the civilian community's support to the troops.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo