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U.S. Military Targets Key ISIL Terrorists, Secretary Says Story | Transcript | Photos | Special

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
More U.S. Troops May Be Needed in Iraq, Dunford Says Story | Transcript | Photos | Special

Army Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Chairman’s Senior Enlisted Advisor Visits Virginia-Based Sailors Story
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 3/18 - 3/24
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.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speak to reporters about efforts against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant during a news conference at the Pentagon, March 25, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Pentagon Briefing
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speak to reporters about efforts against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant during a news conference at the Pentagon, March 25, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Air Force 1st Lt. Kayla Bowers, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, looks out of the cockpit at Graf Ignatievo, Bulgaria, March 18, 2016. Bowers is assigned to the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve, the U.S. commitment to NATO security. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden
Pilot's Mission
Air Force 1st Lt. Kayla Bowers, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, looks out of the cockpit at Graf Ignatievo, Bulgaria, March 18, 2016. Bowers is assigned to the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve, the U.S. commitment to NATO security. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Austin Prim and Airman Rodney Mahone connect oil lines on an aircraft engine aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean, March 23, 2016. The aircraft carrier is conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise to prepare for a deployment. Navy photo by Seaman Casey J. Hopkins
Engine Angle
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Austin Prim and Airman Rodney Mahone connect oil lines on an aircraft engine aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean, March 23, 2016. The aircraft carrier is conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise to prepare for a deployment. Navy photo by Seaman Casey J. Hopkins
A Marine guides a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey as it delivers ammunition during Exercise Ssang Yong 2016 in Pohang, South Korea, March 11, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Briauna Birl
Guiding an Osprey
A Marine guides a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey as it delivers ammunition during Exercise Ssang Yong 2016 in Pohang, South Korea, March 11, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Briauna Birl
Marines use fire hoses to extinguish a blaze during firefighting training to sharpen their skills at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 11, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Farbo
Fire Hose Force
Marines use fire hoses to extinguish a blaze during firefighting training to sharpen their skills at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 11, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Farbo
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes in Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Operation Inherent Resolve: Targeted Operations Against ISIL Terrorists
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes in Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft flies over Ice Camp Sargo to support Ice Exercise 2016 in the Artic Circle, March 15, 2016. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson
Globemaster Shadow
An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft flies over Ice Camp Sargo to support Ice Exercise 2016 in the Artic Circle, March 15, 2016. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson
A soldier helps hoist a member of the South Carolina Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team into a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a medevac training and certification mission in Eastover, S.C., March 9, 2016. South Carolina Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Roberto Di Giovine
Medevac Training
A soldier helps hoist a member of the South Carolina Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team into a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a medevac training and certification mission in Eastover, S.C., March 9, 2016. South Carolina Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Roberto Di Giovine
Sailors carry the remains of Ensign Lewis Stockdale, who was killed in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, during a military burial ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, March 18, 2016. Stockdale's remains were recently identified. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Laurie Dexter
Interment Honors
Sailors carry the remains of Ensign Lewis Stockdale, who was killed in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, during a military burial ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, March 18, 2016. Stockdale's remains were recently identified. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Laurie Dexter
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.
America's Continued Commitment to European Security
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.
Air Force Capt. Sara Harper hugs a special guest at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz., March 11, 2016. Harper is a pilot assigned to the Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s air demonstration squadron. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard
Thunderbird Hug
Air Force Capt. Sara Harper hugs a special guest at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz., March 11, 2016. Harper is a pilot assigned to the Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s air demonstration squadron. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard
The Defense Department salutes the nation's heroes on National Medal of Honor Day, March 25, 2016. Created in 1861, the Medal of Honor is the highest military award for valor in United States. Click here to view recipients honored for their service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
National Medal of Honor Day
The Defense Department salutes the nation's heroes on National Medal of Honor Day, March 25, 2016. Created in 1861, the Medal of Honor is the highest military award for valor in United States. Click here to view recipients honored for their service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speak to reporters about efforts against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant during a news conference at the Pentagon, March 25, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Air Force 1st Lt. Kayla Bowers, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, looks out of the cockpit at Graf Ignatievo, Bulgaria, March 18, 2016. Bowers is assigned to the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve, the U.S. commitment to NATO security. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Austin Prim and Airman Rodney Mahone connect oil lines on an aircraft engine aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean, March 23, 2016. The aircraft carrier is conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise to prepare for a deployment. Navy photo by Seaman Casey J. Hopkins
A Marine guides a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey as it delivers ammunition during Exercise Ssang Yong 2016 in Pohang, South Korea, March 11, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Briauna Birl
Marines use fire hoses to extinguish a blaze during firefighting training to sharpen their skills at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 11, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Farbo
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes in Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft flies over Ice Camp Sargo to support Ice Exercise 2016 in the Artic Circle, March 15, 2016. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson
A soldier helps hoist a member of the South Carolina Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team into a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a medevac training and certification mission in Eastover, S.C., March 9, 2016. South Carolina Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Roberto Di Giovine
Sailors carry the remains of Ensign Lewis Stockdale, who was killed in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, during a military burial ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, March 18, 2016. Stockdale's remains were recently identified. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Laurie Dexter
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.
Air Force Capt. Sara Harper hugs a special guest at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz., March 11, 2016. Harper is a pilot assigned to the Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s air demonstration squadron. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard
The Defense Department salutes the nation's heroes on National Medal of Honor Day, March 25, 2016. Created in 1861, the Medal of Honor is the highest military award for valor in United States. Click here to view recipients honored for their service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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