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DOJ Finds Pensacola Attack 'Act of Terrorism;' New Rules for Foreign Military Students

The results of a Justice Department investigation into the Dec. 6 attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, were released this week and investigators have declared the attack was an act of terrorism.


Vice Chairman Discusses Security Challenges Posed by U.S. Strategic Competitors

  • Defense.gov
  • Jan. 17, 2020 | 01:11:23

Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks in Washington at the Center for Strategic and International Studies about the growing security challenges posed by U.S. strategic competitors, Jan. 17, 2020. Video Courtesy of CSIS.

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Wire Cutter

Navy Seaman Taylor Madison cuts away a wire-stopper line while the USS Carne connects with the USNS Kanawha during a replenishment in the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 13, 2020.

Paint Protection

Air Force Airman 1st Class Colby Cranney paints a landing gear wheel during aircraft maintenance at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, Jan. 14, 2020.

America Arrival

A Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft lands on the flight deck of the USS America in the East China Sea, Jan. 15, 2020.

Dive Duty

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Gregory Lewis gives the OK sign prior to a dive in Santa Rita, Guam, Jan. 16, 2020. Divers performed maintenance on navigational buoys in the harbor at Naval Base Guam.

Marine Fire

Marine Corps Sgt. Milton Grant fires a weapon during a tail gunnery exercise over the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 15, 2019.

Tail Gunnery

Marine Corps Sgt. Milton Grant prepares a machine gun during a tail gunnery exercise over the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 15, 2020.

Welding Practice

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Katrina Sennett cleans a vertical beveled test plate after using it to practice welding in the general workshop aboard the USS Milius in the Sea of Japan, Jan. 14, 2020.

Falcon Load

Air Force Staff Sgt. David Torres loads an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during a weapons load crew competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 3, 2020.

Frozen Defender

Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Tidwell tests his rifle during an exercise in Grostenquin, France, Jan. 14, 2020. During Frozen Defender, the 435th Security Forces Squadron hones capabilities in a contested environment under harsh conditions.

Setting Sail

A sailor raises the battle flag aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Carney after getting underway from Naval Station Rota, Spain, Jan. 7, 2020. Carney is supporting regional allies and partners as well as U.S. security interests in Europe and Africa.

Maritime Partners

The amphibious assault ship USS America, right, and the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious transport dock ship JS Kunisaki operate together in the East China Sea, Jan. 13, 2020.

Circular Coils

A sailor lays out coils in a ventilation motor aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Arabian Sea, Jan. 11, 2020.