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Yama Sakura 69 Kicks Off with Ceremony in Japan
December 7, 2015
CAMP ITAMI, JAPAN  (Camp Itami, Japan, Dec. 5, 2015 )  - Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza, left, I Corps commanding general, and Lt. Gen. Junji Suzuki, commander of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Middle Army, shake hands to mark the beginning of Exercise Yama Sakura 69 during the opening ceremony at the Middle Army Headquarters.

Japanese, American Female Service Members Discuss Challenges, Opportunities of Serving
December 7, 2015
CAMP ITAMI, Japan (Dec. 7, 2015) - Japanese Service members take notes on some of the differences between the way their services approach women in uniform during  a bilateral exchange.

Pacific Air Forces Commander Arrives in India
December 7, 2015

Andersen Hosts 64th Annual Operation Christmas Drop 'Push Ceremony'
December 7, 2015

Marines Swim through Marine Corps Instructor Course of Water Survival
December 7, 2015
Students in the Marine Corps Instructor Course of Water Survival swim across the pool as they conduct water physical training at the base pool aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 1, 2015. MCICWS is a course for noncommissioned officers and higher to become water survival instructors, whose purpose is to make sure Marines are safe during basic swim qualification. “It’s a very physically demanding course but it’s at a level where it needs to be,” said Gunnery Sgt. Brandon Soetaert, the chief instructor trainer for the MCICWS with Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Pacific and a Kansas City, Mo., native. “It’s going to weed out some of the weak individuals.”

U.S. Navy Chaplains in Singapore Reflect on Service, 240 Year Heritage of Chaplain Corps
December 7, 2015

Bringing Home the Final USS Oklahoma Fallen
December 4, 2015

Secretary Carter Opens All Military Occupations, Positions to Women
December 4, 2015
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces his Women in Service Review during a press brief at the Pentagon, Dec. 3, 2015. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz

Japanese Defense Minister Visits MCAS Iwakuni
December 4, 2015
Colonel Robert V. Boucher, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, greets Gen Nakatani, Japanese Defense Minister, during Nakatani’s visit to the air station, Dec. 2, 2015. As part of the growing U.S. – Japan relationship, this visit provided Nakatani an opportunity to connect with station officials and view pertinent installation facilities that aid in the Marine Corps’ mission success.

Hammack Wants Army Off-Grid
December 4, 2015

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement Comment Period Extended
December 4, 2015

All Air Force Occupations Open to Women
December 4, 2015
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces his Women in Service Review during a press brief at the Pentagon, Dec. 3, 2015. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz

U.S. Navy, Royal Malaysian Navy Submarine Leaders Participate in Guam Staff Talks
December 3, 2015
Guided missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726) gets underway after being moored alongside submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39 ) in Sepanggar, Malaysia. Emory S. Land and Ohio's visit to Malaysia continues the U.S. Navy's ongoing commitment to theater security, cooperation and friendship with local partner navies. Emory S. Land is a forward deployed expeditionary submarine tender on an extended deployment conducting coordinated tended moorings and afloat maintenance in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations.

Maintaining the Alliance: U.S./ROK Patriot Technical Experts Hold Summit
December 3, 2015
Col. Mark Holler, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade commander and Col. Yeong Gu Yu, chief of logistics, Republic of Korea Air Force Air and Missile Defense Command, deliver opening remarks at the 2015 Patriot Technology Exchange, Nov 30. The exchange is an annual event conducted at Osan Air Base to share maintenance trends and topics of interest involving the maintenance of the Patriot missile system.

USS Ronald Reagan Completes 2015 Patrol
December 3, 2015

Army Surgeon General honored by Japanese Army
December 3, 2015

Seabees Build Friendship with Washroom Facility in Marshall Islands
December 3, 2015
Builder 3rd Class Justin Weeks, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction (NMCB) 1, chips block on a project in the southern end of U.S. Garrison on Kwajalein Atoll (USAG-KA), Republic of Marshall Islands, Nov. 14, 2015. NMCB 1 is collaborating with the Public Works Department of the USAG-KA on the construction of shower and restroom facilities for Marshallese laborers of Kwajalein Atoll during NMCB 1’s deployment to provide humanitarian aid to the Republic of Marshall Islands.

Battlefield Airmen Complete Direct Action Resource Center Training
December 2, 2015
Airmen from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron conduct an after-action briefing Nov. 19, 2015, at Camp Hansen, Japan. The training was held locally in order to reduce the costs that were once used to send entire STS teams overseas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airmen John Linzmeier)

Deputy Secretary, Japanese Defense Leader Reaffirm Alliance
December 2, 2015
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, center right, meets with Japanese State Minister of Defense Kenji Wakamiya at the Pentagon, Dec. 1, 2015. DoD photo by Casper Manlangit

Where Friendship Takes Flight
December 2, 2015