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2019

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USA Patriotism! wishes all Americans a wonderful, successful, and healthy 2019 ... with special best wishes for our beloved country's brave, honorable troops and first responders!December 12, 2018 - U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-A) 19.1 respond to commands to conduct ... sight in down range, break contact; and, observation drills on a live-fire range at Drasi Range, Sicily, Italy. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Europe and Africa. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by 1stLt. Christin St. John)January 3, 2019 - U.S. Army soldiers with Company D, 1st battalion 171st General Support Aviation Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guards give their loved ones goodbye hugs and kisses at the Army Aviation Support Facility at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey shortly before deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The 171st is a medical evacuation company that flies UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters equipped with hoists and configured to carry stretchers in the cabin area. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army National Guard photos by Sgt. Jorge Morales)January 1, 2019 - The United States Ensign flies proudly in the brisk wind on the first day of 2019 aboard the USS Wisconsin, an Iowa-Class Battleship that is moored permanently next to the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and Nauticus in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia as a museum ship. The Wisconsin is a popular venue for military ceremonies throughout the year, and is available through the Naval Museum to area commands without cost for this purpose. (U.S. Navy photo by Max Lonzanida)January 3, 2019 - Two U.S Air Force Thunderbirds shortly after takeoff to train for the 2019 show season. The Thunderbirds demonstrate the highest level of attention to detail and professionalism that represents team work, discipline and capability of our men and women serving in the U.S. Air Force around the world. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Ashley Corkins)December 24, 2018 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro crewmembers greet their loved ones on Christmas eve after the cutter returned home to Alameda, California, following a 105-day, 17,000-nautical mile, multi-mission deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. Munro became the first U.S. Coast Guard asset to embark a Fijian navy shiprider under a newly signed bilateral agreement between the United States and Fiji, allowing Fijian officials to board United States’ assets and conduct law enforcement from them in Fiji’s territorial waters. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew S. Masaschi)January 2, 2019 - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Evan Barr, field radio operator, 1st Transport Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, does pull-ups during an individual work out at Paige Fieldhouse, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. All Marines are required to undergo unit physical fitness training daily, but they are also highly encouraged to train on their own in order to achieve optimal physical fitness. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Emmanuel Necoechea) January 8, 2019 - Heartfelt, moving scenes of  fallen U.S. Army Capt. Andrew Ross military honors funeral in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia ... including Honor Guard Caisson procession; 21 Gun Salute; folding of the flag; and, U.S. Army Capt. Michael Tovo presenting the folded U.S. flag to Capt. Andrew Ross' wife, Felicia Ross, that covered his casket. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery)January 2, 2019 - An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady)The Six show in Branson, Missouri is a fun, musical must experience involving six talented brothers who perform a cappella with incredible beatbox vocals and harmonizing a variety of music including ... contemporary, county, pop, R&B, classic, rock ‘n’ roll, doo-wop, gospel, and patriotic. The scenes are from a SIX show in November 2018 during Branson's annual Veterans Week that every American should experience! (Photos and Image by USA Patriotism!)
January 8, 2019 - An Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron flies over Yokota Air Base, Japan with snow covered Mount Fuji in the background during a training mission. C-130Js assigned to the 36th AS regularly conducts training missions to remain proficient in necessary skills to support any contingency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)January 7, 2019 - A crew aboard the 52-foot Motor Life Boat Invincible II from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor prepares to tow a disabled vessel while a second Station Grays Harbor boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat standby near Grays Harbor, Washington. The four person crew aboard the 46-foot commercial fishing vessel Mistress initially reported they had smoke in their engine room and were taking on water, the smoke coming from their bilge pump and the source of the flooding unknown. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Grays Harbor)Recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, tackle the obstacle course during the very demanding Crucible on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina on January 11, 2019. The Crucible is a 54-hour culminating event that requires recruits to work as a team and overcome challenges in order to earn the title United States Marine. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Shane T. Manson)January 12, 2019 - A U.S. Army Bradley Fighting Vehicle crew assigned to the 91st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division fire rounds down range during a live-fire exercise at Camp Aachen in Grafenwoehr, Germany. 91st BEB and 1-1 CD Soldiers are completing their rotation for Atlantic Resolve in Europe by completing live fire exercises and gunnery tables. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st. Class. Ron Lee)January 11, 2019 - Lt. Justin Otto, an aircraft launch and recovery officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), observes an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 take off from the flight deck in the Arabian Gulf. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg)January 10, 2019 - A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, prepares to land at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, while a F-35 waits to take-off. Three B-2 bombers and more than 200 Airmen are deployed here in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s bomber task force mission. Bomber aircraft regularly rotate through the Indo-Pacific region to integrate capabilities with key regional partners and maintain a high state of aircrew proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Barley)January 7, 2019 - A Coast Guard Bernard C. Webber (WPC-1101) crewmember conducts a narcotics identification kit test on seized cocaine at Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale. The Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber crew, Homeland Security Investigations and Customs and Border Protection interdicted a sport fisher boat with a suspected smuggler, two migrants, a U.S.-Bahamas dual citizen and 7 kilograms of cocaine approximately eight miles east of Dania Beach. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) January 18, 2019 - U.S. Marines with the Provost Marshall's Office, K9 Section, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma with their Military Working Dogs (MWDs) on MCAS Yuma at sundown. MWDs are trained to subdue or intimidate suspects before having to use lethal force; they are also used for detecting explosives, narcotics, and other harmful materials. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Allison Lotz)January 8, 2019 - U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 65th Field Artillery Brigade fire a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) during a joint live-fire exercise with the Kuwait Land Forces near Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The U.S. and Kuwaiti forces train together frequently to maintain a high level of combat readiness and to maintain effective communication between the two forces. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Bill Boecker)January 20, 2019 - The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Strait of Hormuz during its deployment with the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph Miller)
The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., an African-American clergyman, is considered a great American because of his tireless efforts to win civil rights for all people through nonviolent means. Since his assassination in 1968, memorial services have marked his birthday on January 15. In 1986, that day was replaced by the third Monday of January, which was declared a national holiday. (Image with the American flag background created by USA Patriotism!)January 21, 2019 - The Dover Air force Base Honor guard presents the colors during the singing of the National Anthem at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at Delaware State University. Among those in attendance were Delaware Governor John Carney, Delaware Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, Delaware Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester and Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen. (Image created by USA Patriotism! with an inset of Martin Luther King Jr. on a U.S. Air Force photo by Mauricio Campino)January 17, 2019 - A medic with U.S. Air Force Special Operations Force Medical Element treats a patient aboard a C-146 Dornier aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fl., during flight operations for casualty evacuation and critical care training as part of Exercise Emerald Warrior 19. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)The Presleys' Country Jubilee show is a one-of-a-kind mix of country, gospel, bluegrass and hilarious comedy in Branson, Missouri. This scene is from a show during the city's annual Veterans Week in November 2018, the largest tribute to military veterans in the USA. (Photo by USA Patriotism!)A U.S. Coast Guard Station Little Creek's Response Boat Medium (RBM) underway at sunset during tactical training on the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland in October 2018. Training for tactical operations allows the Coast Guard to carry out escorts and maintain defensive perimeters of critical infrastructure. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer MK2 Zachary Hood - released January 24, 2019)Charcoal on paper illustration of a U.S. Marine amphibious assault vehicle (AAV-P7/A1) with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) landing at Onslow Beach, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina on June 18, 2018, during Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) - MEU Integration Training. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps illustration by Staff Sgt. Andrew Ochoa created on January 21, 2019)January 25, 2019 - Soldiers from U.S. Army 8th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, dismount and search for explosives as part of route clearance training at Fort Hood, Texas during Pegasus Forge IV. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Jacob Caldwell)January 26, 2019 - The crew of the Navy's newest Zumwalt-class destroyer, USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), brings the ship to life during its commissioning ceremony along Sailors from Naval Base Coronado Security Department performing a 19 gun salute. DDG 1001 is the second Zumwalt destroyer ship to enter the fleet. It is the first Navy combat ship named for fallen Master-at-Arms 2nd Class (SEAL) Michael Monsoor, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions while serving in Ramadi, Iraq, in 2006. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Chan, Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Monroe, and Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Burghart)U.S. Air Force Capt. Zoe “SiS” Kotnik, F-16 Viper Demonstration Team (VDT) commander involved in three separate certification flights at Joint Base Langley-Eustice, Virginia in December 2018 and January 29, 2019. Kotnik performed more than 30 practice missions before the certification. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Kathryn R.C. Reaves and Capt. Zoe Kotnik)January 29, 2019 - A Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay boatcrew responds to seven people stranded on the ice in an ice shanty near Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The fishermen were unable to make it back to shore due to inclement weather and difficulties with their utility task vehicle. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Garrit Speckhard)
January 7, 2019 - Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), search for and recover a simulated isolated person for a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission during exercise Alexander the Great (ATG19) in Volos, Greece. ATG19 is a bilateral security cooperation training exercise involving primarily Hellenic marines from the 32nd Marine Brigade and U.S. Marines from Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Ochoa)January 30, 2019 - U.S. Soldiers assigned to H Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, qualify with the M240B machine gun at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Spc. Rolyn Kropf)February 1, 2019 - An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Indian Ocean. The John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Skyler Okerman)January 31,2019 - A static display F-15 Eagle shares the sky with Venus, Jupiter, as well as the constellation Antares and a crescent moon in the early morning. This galactic scene greeted the Oregon Air National Guard Airmen as they drove in the front gate at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)January 28, 2019 - U.S. Coast Guard members place the wreath with a rose for each crewmember who perished during a ceremony to commemorate the 39th anniversary of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn tragedy in the cutter's homeport of Galveston, Texas. On Jan. 28, 1980, the Blackthorn sank after colliding with the tanker Capricorn near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in St. Petersburg, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland)February 1, 2018 - Two F/A-18C Hornets with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 (top) and Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 101 (bottom) take off as part of a massive launch that included more than 30 aircraft, during the Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 11 training exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California. MAG-11 conducted this training to exercise their real-world capabilities. Exercises such as this provide realistic, relevant training necessary for 3rd MAW to “Fix, Fly, and Fight” as the Marine Corps’ largest aircraft wing and ensures the unit remains combat-ready, inter-operable, deployable on short notice, and lethal when called into action. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Julian. K. Elliott-Drouin)February 4, 2019 - Soldiers assigned to Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment from Vilseck, Germany, engage during a live-fire exercise on Range 35 at the Baumholder Military Training Area, Baumholder, Germany. 1/2CR is conducting Operation Kriegsadler to develop platoon-level tactical proficiency, squadron support effectiveness and overall organizational lethality. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Erich Backes)February 5, 2019 - President Donald J. Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Official White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)February 6-7, 2019 - The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, diamond pilots perform maneuvers, including Left Echelon Parade (Top) and Diamond 360 (Bottom Right), over the Imperial Valley during a training flights. The Blue Angels are conducting winter training at Naval Air Facility El Centro, California, in preparation for the 2019 show season. The team is scheduled to conduct 61 flight demonstrations at 32 locations across the country to showcase the pride and professionalism of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps to the American public. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker and Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Gordon)An F-15E Strike Eagle painted in the heritage colors of its P-47 Thunderbolt predecessor takes off from RAF Lakenheath, England on February 6, 2019. The 48th Fighter Wing officially unveiled the aircraft publicly during a ceremony on January 31, 2019. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)
February 5, 2019 - The Coast Guard Cutter Chock enforces a security zone on the Potomac River in Washington D.C. for the 2019 State Of The Union address by President Donald Trump at a Joint Session of Congress. The zone was scheduled to be enforced from noon until 11:59 p.m. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd class Ronald Hodges)The very entertaining Jim Stafford performs a number in his two hour wild ride of fun and laughter show in Branson, Missouri during its Veterans Week in November 2018. Jim Stafford's clever, innovative, talent along with hilarious antics from everyday life usually occurs while pickin' a mean guitar! (Photo by USA Patriotism!)February 8, 2019 - U.S. Marines with the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Air-Ground Task Force-6 (MAGTF-6) fire a Shoulder-Mounted Assault Weapon, machine guns, and rifles while executing an Air Assault Course (AAC) during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 2-19 aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California. ITX creates a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated MAGTF. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Victor A. Mancilla)February 12, 2019 - Members of the Joint Armed Forces Honor Guard stand at attention shortly after U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph M. Martin, director of the Army Staff, laid a wreath during the Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Ceremony in honor of President Abraham Lincoln's 210th birthday at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dana Clarke)A U.S. Army soldier assigned to Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division ground guides an M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during a Table XII Live Fire Exercise. (U.S. Army National Guard graphics by Sgt. Jamar Marcel Pugh, 382nd Public Affairs Detachment, 1st ABCT, 1st CD - February 2019)February 14, 2019 - U.S. Navy divers with Mobile Diving Salvage Unit 1 move a Zodiac Boat onto the beach during a coral rehabilitation dive as part of Cobra Gold 19, at Hat Yao Beach, Chon Buri, Kingdom of Thailand. Cobra Gold, in its 38th iteration, is designed to advance regional security and ensure effective responses to regional crises by bringing together a robust multinational force to address shared goals and security commitments in the Indo-Pacific. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Timothy Valero)February 14, 2019 - An airman with the U.S. Air Force 921st Contingency Response Squadron security forces, fires the M240B machine gun in response to a simulated gunfire attack at the Geronimo Landing Zone during a mission in support of Green Flag Little Rock exercise at Fort Polk, LA. The primary objective of the exercise is to support the Joint Readiness Training Center and provide the maximum number of airlift crews, mission planners and ground support elements to a simulated combat environment with emphasis on joint force integration. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Liliana Moreno)February 7, 2019 - A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter assigned to Air Station Kodiak flies over an active volcano near Cold Bay, Alaska. Aircrews are forward-deployed to Cold Bay during the harsh Alaskan winter months to reduce search and rescue response times. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley Pigage)U.S. Marines with Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, host a 21 gun salute on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 18, 2019. The 21 Gun Salute, held in honor of Presidents' Day in accordance with Naval Regulations, is a brief ceremony during which guns are discharged 21 times at 5 second intervals. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kensie S. Milner)February 14, 2019 - A Soldier with 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, prepares to move toward the objective during a platoon live fire exercise at Ban Dan Lan Hoi, Thailand. Both the U.S. Army and Royal Thai Army soldiers went through the live fire scenario as part of Cobra Gold. Cobra Gold is an exercise that provides a venue for partner nations to advance interoperability and increase partner capacity by planning and executing complex and realistic task force operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Northrup)
February 19, 2019 - Ensign Shae Timmons, left, and Lt. j.g. Zachary Stewart stand watch aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) as the ship transits the Dardanelles Strait. Donald Cook, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its eighth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford William)February 21, 2019 - U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Gluvas, 99th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler plays with working dog Alfi before going on patrol at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Javier Alvarez)February 22, 2019 - The Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward, a Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter (FRC) homeported at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach, is escorted by San Francisco and Sacramento Coast Guard assets as the crew journeys to Coast Guard Sector San Francisco on Yerba Buena Island for a ceremonial commissioning. The Robert Ward is the second Fast Response Cutter to be stationed in California and will provide vital capabilities to the Coast Guard in ensuring the safety and security of California’s shipping ports. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Akiyama)February 21, 2019 - U.S. Marine Corps Recruits complete obstacles during the Crucible at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. The Crucible is a 54-hour culminating event that requires recruits to work as a team and overcome challenges in order to earn the title United States Marine. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Warrant Officer Bobby J. Yarbrough)February 24, 2019 - Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brian Cawrse, assigned to the U.S. Army 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, embraces his wife, Nicole, and his 4-month old son, Johnathan, following a homecoming ceremony at the William “Bill” Reed Special Event Center, Fort Carson, Colorado. The 4CAB, 4th Inf. Div. was part of a nine-month rotation to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, with the mission to train with allies and partners, and demonstrate U.S. commitment to our collective security. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sidnie Smith)Photo by USA Patriotism! of Jerry Presley performing his "Elvis Live!" show during the Branson Veterans Week in November 2018.February 21, 2019 - Sailors transit in a rigid-hull inflatable boat after being launched from the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) during maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden. Chung-Hoon is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums)February 21, 2019 - An F-16C Fighting Falcon from the 18th Aggressor Squadron out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, breaks away after receiving air refueling from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan, over the Pacific Ocean during exercise Cope North 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Cope North is an annual multilateral U.S. Pacific Air Forces-sponsored field training exercise conducted focused on combat air forces large-force employment and mobility air forces humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training to enhance interoperability among U.S., Australian and Japanese forces. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)February 22, 2019 - Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team (MSRT) West members fast-rope from a 176th Wing, 210th Rescue Squadron Alaska Air National Guard UH-60G Pave Hawk at Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, during a joint service training exercise. The MSRT West members maintain a ready alert force to support Coast Guard operational commanders and Department of Defense combatant commanders for both short-notice emergent operations and planned security events. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Charly HengenAfter being transformed by the nation’s toughest boot camp, hundreds of new U.S. Marines from Alpha and Papa Companies graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on March 1, 2019 ... joining the Corps’ ranks to carry on its more than 244-year legacy. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Yamil Casarreal)
February 20, 2019 - Paratroopers with 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment (Airborne), 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, prepare a mock casualty for evacuation by helicopter at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alex Skripnichuk)March 1, 2019 - Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group transits the San Diego Bay to its homeport of San Diego following a successful eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. The deployment marked the first combat deployment of the Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jasen Moreno-Garcia)March 2, 2019 - U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper, F-35 Lighting II and F-22 Raptor Demo Teams fly alongside an F-86 Sabre in formation during the Heritage Flight Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. The five-day course prepares demonstration team pilots for the upcoming air show season by allowing them time to practice formations with other teams and Heritage Flight aircraft. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham) February 26, 2019 - The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant crew enjoy being with family and friends upon their return to homeport at Port Canaveral, Florida. The Vigilant crew returned after a two-month Caribbean Sea patrol. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Roberto Ebner)February 24, 2019 - U.S. Marines and Sailors with the Maritime Raid Force, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), in rigid-hull inflatable boats and an MH-60S Sea Hawk with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 21, approach a ship to conduct a casualty evacuation during a during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise with the Maritime Raid Force, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine operations as part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group in the eastern Pacific Ocean. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Matthew Teutsch and Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)March 8, 2019 - The Guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departs San Diego as part of an operational underway. The milestone demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s commitment to advancing the lethality of its surface combatants by integrating cutting-edge technologies in Zumwalt’s combat systems, weapons, and engineering plants. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)March 7, 2019 - Students listen and watch airmen involved with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) demonstration prior to a screening of the movie "Captain Marvel" in Washington, D.C. The demonstration was held to inspire children to serve in the Air Force or STEM-related careers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank)Coast Guard Lt. Ronaqua Russell is the first African-American female in the Coast Guard to be awarded the Air Medal at an event in Tuskegee, Alabama on February 21, 2019. She received it for her efforts during Hurricane Harvey. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Jetta Disco and Lt.Cmdr. Ryan P Kelley)The Doug Gabriel Show, is a good, clean family show with a lot of variety that is a must see when visiting Branson, Missouri ... offering an uplifting Christmas show during November and December as shown in scene from a November 2018 show. Its talented cast combines Doug's wonderful singing voice and magic guitar fingers with a terrific ensemble of musicians that includes one of Branson's top comedians. (Photo and Image by USA Patriotism!)March 11, 2019 - U.S. Marines with 2nd Marine Division educate Woodstock high school’s Navy and Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Cadets on Camp Lejeune, NC. Fifty cadets were shown how to operate the M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement, and the M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Nathaniel Q. Hamilton)
March 12, 2019 - U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, observe the area during a blank-fire exercise as part of Lipizzaner V at Pocek Range in Postonja, Slovenia. Lipizzaner is a combined squad-level training exercise in preparation for platoon evaluation, and to validate battalion-level deployment procedures. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army Contingency Response Force in Europe, capable of projecting ready forces anywhere in the U.S. European, Africa or Central Commands' areas of responsibility. (U.S. Army photo by Paolo Bovo, Training Support Activity Europe )March 14, 2019 - U.S. Navy sailors assigned to the "Golden Swordsmen" of Patrol Squadron (VP-47) observe the memorial on Mount Suribachi that is dedicated to those who fought here by the Island Command AGF during World War II. Old Glory was raised at this location on February 23, 1945 by members of the Second Battalion, 28th Regiment, Fifth Marine Division. VP-47 is deployed to Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan conducting maritime patrol and reconnaissance and theater outreach operations within U.S. 7th Fleet (C7F) area of operations in support of Commander, Task Force 72, C7F, and U.S. Pacific Command objectives throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kevin A. Flinn)March 13, 2019 - Airmen assigned to the 4th Security Forces Squadron perform a line sweep during an active shooter exercise at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. After detaining the active shooter, the Defenders continued to look for victims of the shooting and respond to their various injuries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob Derry)March 15, 2019 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle transits down the Savannah River in front of the Tybee Island Lighthouse on its way to Savannah, Georgia The Eagle arrived in Savannah for St. Patrick’s Day weekend with over 100 guests on board. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson)March 16, 2019 - U.S. Marines attached to the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and Silent Drill Platoon, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. perform during the Battle Color Ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. The ceremony was held to celebrate Marine Corps history using music, marching, and precision drill. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Pfc. Grace Kindred and Pfc. Cristian Torres)March 6, 2019 - A U.S. Army paratrooper prepares to place an explosive as fellow paratroopers provide assistance in a cloud of smoke at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany during Rock Spring, an exercise that includes air, armor and infantry assets. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Henry Villarama)March 18, 2019 - Sanger High School students interact with the Navy’s virtual reality asset, the Nimitz during a Navy location visit on the way to the Salinas Airshow. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Meranda Keller) March 13, 2019 - Airmen with the 841st Missile Security Forces Squadron participate in tactical combat casualty care familiarization training at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana. The training included a simulated combat scenario using actors as aggressors and casualties, and fake blood to better prepare members for a real world incident. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob M. Thompson)March 21, 2019 - Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Los Angeles-Long Beach crewmembers conduct a tactical demonstration in the Port of Los Angeles. The demonstration followed the 2019 State of the Coast Guard Address delivered by Adm. Karl Schultz, Coast Guard commandant. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ryan Estrada)March 20, 2019 - U.S. Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment conduct various jungle training ops including ... aerial reconnaissance utilizing small unmanned aerial systems and helicopters; establishing a patrol base to conduct jungle patrols; and, radio communications at the U.S. Army Kahuku Training Area situated on the slopes of the northern end of the Koolau Mountain Range on Oahu, Hawaii. This jungle themed event was part of the battalion’s training event, Exercise Bougainville I, an annual training exercise that strengthens pre-deployment readiness. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)
February 20, 2019 - U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, advance forward to provide security for simulated casualty during Decisive Action Rotation 19-04 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kimberly Riley, Operations Group, National Training Center)March 23, 2019 - Lt. Cmdr. Fred Crayton (center), commanding officer of the Avenger class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14), Executive Officer Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Cowart (left), and Command Senior Chief Patrick Lampley salute with fellow sailors at attention during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Manila, Philippines, to honor the Filipino and American service members who lost their lives in World War II. Chief is visiting Manila while operating in U.S. 7th Fleet’s area of operations to work with their Philippine Navy counterparts to strengthen regional security and stability, and enhance interoperability. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch)Scenes from the entertainingly diverse Duttons Show during the November 2018 Veterans Week in Branson, Missouri. Their must experience show features a variety of instruments, including violin, guitar, bass, viola, banjo, mandolin, keyboard, harmonica, and drums, among others. In addition to their award winning instrumental virtuosity, the Duttons are accomplished singers and dancers ... including their talented children who are involved throughout the enjoyable, feel good family show ... with a patriotic overtone that honors the troops, veterans, first responders, and law enforcement. (Photos and Image by USA Patriotism!)March 26, 2019 - An up close look at a F-22 Raptor from the 3rd Wing and 477th Fighter Group as flies over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska after participating in a close formation taxi, known as an Elephant Walk during a Polar Force exercise. This two-week exercise gives squadrons an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to forward deploy and deliver overwhelming combat airpower. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher)President Donald Trump posthumously awarded fallen U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Atkins the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on March 27, 2019 for saving the lives of three of his soldiers by throwing himself atop a suicide bomber on June 1, 2007 in the vicinity of Yusufiyah, Iraq. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army courtesy graphic)March, 22, 2019 - U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Cory Sumner, maritime enforcement specialist, and his partner Feco, an explosive detection canine, assigned to Maritime Safety and Security Team 91105 in Alameda, California conduct hoisting exercises with aircrew members from Air Station San Francisco in San Francisco Bay. Sumner and Feco regularly train to ensure they are always ready to deploy wherever they are needed. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Akiyama)March 19, 2019 - U.S. Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., execute their "long line" sequence at the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. James Bourgeois)March 29, 2019 - U.S. Army combat medics, Spc. Alexander Campbell (top), Spc. Alberto Acosta (bottom left) and Spc. William Horne (bottom right) triage simulated casualties during U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge Combat Testing at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. Soldiers must endure a multitude of events such as land navigation, physical fitness test, medical evacuations, weapons function checks, ruck march, chemical biological radioactive nuclear evaluations, written test, and medical treatments ... to qualify for the Europe Expert Field Medical Badge. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Maj. Robert Fellingham, 30th Medical Brigade)March 30, 2019 - U.S. Navy tactical patrol boats, assigned to Command Task Group (CTG) 68.6 from Camp Lemonnier, provide security to Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199) as it departs the Port of Djibouti. Camp Lemonnier is an operational installation that enables U.S., allied and partner nation forces to be where and when they are needed to ensure security in Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Shannon D. Barnwell)April is designated as the Month of the Military Child by the Department of Defense Education Activity ... underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. Sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy, the Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from top photos courtesy of Department of Defense Education Activity and bottom U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)
March 31, 2019 - The Patriot Jet Team performs an  aerial demonstration with the Czech-built Aero L-39 Albatros aircraft during the “Thunder Over The Bay” Air Show at Travis Air Force Base, California. The [url=https://patriotsjetteam.com]Patriots Jet Team[/url] is a civilian aerobatic formation team that performs in air shows across the western United States of America.(U.S. Air Force photo by Louis Briscese)April 2, 2019 - Seven U.S. Coast Guardsmen received the Air Medal for meritorious achievement from Rear Adm. Keith Smith, commander of the U.S. Coast Guard's 5th District, at an award ceremony at Air Station Atlantic City New Jersey.  Four were awarded for heroics during Hurricane Harvey and three were awarded for heroics in medevacing a heart attack victim 60 miles off shore. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson)April 3, 2019 - U.S. Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division ... engage targets; throw grenades; fire an M72 Light Anti-Tank Weapon; and, move to cover ... during a fire-and-maneuver training drill at Range 217 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Dylan Chagnon)The U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team perform at the “Thunder over the Bay” Air Show at Travis Air Force Base, California in March 2019. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Master Sgt. Joey Swafford, Airman 1st Class Christian Conrad, and Louis Briscese)U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Stevon A. Booker was presented posthumously the Distinguished Service Cross on April 5, 2019 ... for his heroic action during the initial ground assault into Baghdad, Iraq, known as the Thunder Run. Staff Sgt. Booker was killed in action on April 5, 2003, while returning fire during combat operations as his unit (1-64 Armor) attacked into the heart of the city. He was originally awarded the Silver Star. (U.S. Army Image courtesy of the 3rd Infantry Division)March 31, 2019 - Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Jamil Brassier, left, and Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Kevin Amador simulate firing a .50-caliber machine gun during a small craft attack exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) during exercise Joint Warrior 19-1. Joint Warrior is a United Kingdom-led, multinational exercise in a robust maritime training environment in which allies and partners can improve interoperability and prepare forces for combined operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Fred Gray IV)Mike Walker is music in Human Form. Whether he’s singing his own music or doing one of his impressions of 50+ well known stars ... you will be totally entertained by the must see performer ... as he did at the Hamners' Variety Theatre during November 2018 Veterans Week in Branson, Missouri. (Photo by USA Patriotism!)April 7, 2019 - U.S. Airmen from the 86th Medical Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany participate in a multinational medical exercise drill with partners from Norway during Vigorous Warrior 19, Cincu Military Base, Romania. Vigorous Warrior 19 is NATO’s largest-ever military medical exercise, uniting more than 2,500 participants from 39 countries to exercise experimental doctrinal concepts and test their medical assets together in a dynamic, multinational environment (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Andrew Layton)April 5, 2019 - U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Matthew Poore, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter pilot stationed at Barbers Point, answers questions from students during a DARE rally at Kaunakakai Elementary School on Molokai, Hawaii in an effort to assist students in identifying potential career paths and academic goals to keep kids away from drugs. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Amanda Wyrick)March 22, 2019 - U.S. Border Patrol Agents, including members of U.S. Border Patrol's BORSTAR teams (in tactical uniforms) provide food, water and medical screening to scores of migrants at a processing center after crossing the international border between the United States and Mexico in El Paso, Texas. Large groups of immigrants most often surrender to border patrol agents immediately after arriving on U.S. soil. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo by Mani Albrecht)
April 11, 2019 - Recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, body spar during the crucible at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC. Body sparring forces recruits to apply the fundamentals of Marine Corps martial arts. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Yamil Casarreal)April 13, 2019 - Soldiers from The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps assigned to 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) participate in The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. (U.S. Army Photos by Spc. Daniel Yeadon) April 11, 2019 - During Navy Recruiting Commands' Boston Surge evolution, recruiters speak to a student of Wayland High School about opportunities in the Navy during a scheduled visit. Surge is a new recruiting strategy in support of the national policy to build a 355-ship Navy (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Kyle Hafer)April 11, 2019 - A U.S. Air Force 459th Airlift Squadron UH-1N Iroquoise helicopter flies over cherry blossom trees at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 459 AS provides responsive airlift super for distinguished visitors, as well as aeromedical evacuations, search and rescue, and priority airlift missions throughout the Pacific. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson) April 11, 2019 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo (WPC-1112) smallboat crew interdicts a 30-foot center console approximately 41 miles south of Key West. Ten Cuban nationals were transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton (WPC-1108) crew and to be transferred back to their home of origin. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)April 3, 2019 -  As part of an ongoing criminal investigation, special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed criminal search warrants at CVE Technology Group Inc. (CVE), and four of CVE’s staffing companies. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement photos by Charles Reed)April 17, 2019 - U.S Marine Corps recruits with Papa Company, Fourth Recruit Training Battalion prepare to do the Day Movement Course during Basic Warrior Training (BWT) at Paige Field on Parris Island, SC. BWT is a week-long training event that teaches recruits the basics of combat survival and advanced rifle maneuvers. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dana Beesley)April 18, 2019- U.S. Army Soldiers participate in the Green Mile physical endurance course during week three of the Jungle Operations Training Course at the Lightning Academy, Wahiawa, Hawaii. JOTC equips Soldiers with necessary tactics and techniques required to successfully maneuver and destroy the enemy in any tropical jungle environment. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Spc. Valencia McNeal, 28th Public Affairs Detachment)April 19, 2019 - The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) sails through San Diego Bay in transit to the ship’s Naval Base San Diego homeport, successfully completing the ship's maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Charleston is the ninth ship in the littoral combat ship Independence-variant class and is the eleventh LCS to be homeported in San Diego. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Woody S. Paschall)April 13, 2019 - Airmen and their families enjoy time together while at an Easter egg hunt put on by the 104th Fighter Wing Airman and Family Readiness Group at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. The 104th Airman and Family Readiness group works with commanders, Airmen and community partners to help maintain a strong family readiness network that empowers military families and enhances overall military quality of life. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Randy Burlingame)
Country Music Legends and Hall of Famers ... The Oaks Ridge Boys ... perform for an enthusiastic audience in Branson, Missouri at the Mansion Theatre during Veterans Week in November 2018. Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. (Photos and Image by USA Patriotism!)April 13, 2019 - U.S. Air Force Academy's Time Baker holds Old Glory as he leads teammates onto the field prior to a lacrosse game against the University of Richmond on at Falcon Stadium. The Air Force defeated the University of Richmond, achieving a three-way tie for the top spot in the Southern Conference. (U.S. Air Force Academy photo by Trevor Cokley)April 16, 2019 - Aircrew members from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco lower a rescue swimmer towards the cliffs of Mori Point in Pacifica, California, during vertical surface cliff rescue training. Aircrew members train consistently to ensure they are always ready to effectively conduct high-risk rescues along the unsafe cliffs of California. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Akiyama)March 27, 2019 - U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Kelsey Casey (30) stands in front of an AV-8B Harrier at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona. She is the only female AV-8B Harrier pilot in the Marine Corps. She is currently on deployment with Marine Attack Squadron 311 to the Middle East, as part of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command that is involved with coalition operations against ISIS and other terrorist organizations. She will begin training on the new Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35B Lightning II after her deployment. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Nygaard)April 26, 2019 - Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Krause, right, a truck driver and the first sergeant for 32nd Composite Truck Company, 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, pins his son, Spc. Skylar Krause, a geospatial intelligence imagery analyst with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, to the rank of specialist during a brief promotion ceremony at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Liane Hatch, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division)April 25, 2019 - The Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) honor guard presents the colors during Fiesta's Navy Day at the Alamo, in San Antonio, Texas. Fiesta is a 10-day event that takes over the city annually during the month of April. The traditions and festivities started in 1891 to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto and the heroes from the Alamo. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jamica Johnson)April 10, 21019 - A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron performs a high-speed pass over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The 492nd conducts routine training daily to ensure RAF Lakenheath brings unique air combat capabilities to the fight when called upon by United States Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) April 26, 2019 - Kauai Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services transport simulated victims from Coast Guard Station 45-foot Response Boat-Medium to shore during a full-scale mass rescue exercise at Ahukini Recreational Pier State Park and Hanamaulu Bay. This is the first airport response exercise of this scale conducted in an ocean environment in the state and is essential based on the volume of air traffic in the region and the proximity of most airports to the ocean. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir)April 25, 2019 - Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime (DLALM) associates' children explore various careers and activities during Take Your Kids to Work Day on the Defense Supply Center Columbus in Ohio. (DLALM image and associated photos by Dana Thornbury)April 15, 2019 - U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, secure a landing zone during Weapons and Tactics Instructors (WTI) course 3-19, at Barry M. Goldwater Range, Wellton, Arizona. 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment provided support to WTI as part of a seven week training event hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One, which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps aviation in support of a Marine Air-Ground Task Force. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ashlee Conover)
May 1, 2019 - The U.S. Army 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division flies 19 AH-64 Apache helicopters in an organized formation around Oahu, Hawaii. The flight formation was in association with the 25th ID's 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment commemorating the 158th anniversary of the the regiment's activation. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ryan Jenkins)May 2, 2019 - Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conduct a burial at sea ceremony, while the ship is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications during the basic phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sophie A. Pinkham, Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Neo B. Greene III, and Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaleb Sarten)May 2, 2019 - An Airman assigned to the 820th RED HORSE Squadron hugs his children for the first time in six months during a redeployment event at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Friends and family gathered to welcome the Airmen home from their deployment. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bailee A. Darbasie)May 1, 2019 - The Coast Guard Cutters SPAR (WLB 206) and Douglas Munro (WHEC 724) are moored at home port Kodiak, Alaska while a raft of otters gather in Womens Bay. The SPAR is a 225-foot buoy tender and the Douglas Munro is a 378-foot high endurance cutter that service the Alaskan waters in support of living marine resources, maritime safety, search and rescue, law enforcement and aids to navigation. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Charly Hengen)Bravo ... comes to mind when when hearing ... George Dyer's ... magnificent singing voice ... as was the case at his very entertaining show in Branson, Missouri during its 2018 Veterans Week. The George Dyer Show is a must experience when visiting Branson! (Image and associated photos by USA Patriotism!)May 7, 2019 - U.S. Marine Sgt. Trent Drumm, a machine gunner with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), posts frontal security atop a humvee on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) while transiting the Strait of Hormuz. Marines and Sailors with the 22nd MEU and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tawanya Norwood)May 7, 2019 - U.S. Soldiers assigned to Eagle Troop, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment  fire a 30mm Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle – Dragoon and engage targets with a M240B machine guns and assault rifles during a live-fire exercise at 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. The live-fire exercise was conducted in order to increase the squadron's readiness prior to Saber Guardian 19 and Dragoon Ready 20. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Spc. Rolyn Kropf)May 8, 2019 - Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 2 and the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 conduct a casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) training evolution using a Mark VI patrol boat and an MH-60S helicopter. CRS-2 is assigned to Costal Riverine Group 1, Det. Guam and is capable of conducting maritime security operations across the full spectrum of naval, joint and combined operations. HSC-25 provides a multi-mission rotary wing capability for units in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations and maintains a Guam-based 24-hour search-and-rescue and medical evacuation capability, directly supporting U.S. Coast Guard and Joint Region Marianas. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams and Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner, Jr.)April 25, 2019 - In a historic moment for aviation, the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team flew alongside the U.S. Navy Blue Angels in a rare formation over the skies of Beaufort, South Carolina. The two aerial demonstration teams joined together during the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort air show to showcase never-before-seen images of both the F-22 Raptor and F/A-18 Hornet. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Samuel Eckholm)Scenes of the 50th Annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Memorial Service on May 4, 2019 at the Kauffman EOD Training Complex at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The Army added three new names this year bringing the all-service total to 341. Names of recent fallen and past EOD technicians are added to the memorial wall and flags presented to their families during a ceremony each year. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from photos by U.S. Air Force Samuel King Jr. and U.S. Navy Billy P. Martin)
May 6, 2019 - Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro (WHEC 724) female crew members with a group of Kodiak High School female students during a women in engineering day aboard the cutter in Kodiak, Alaska. Students were given a tour of the engine room, a welding demonstration, hands-on electrical troubleshooting training, and the opportunity to try their hands at saving the ship in the event of an emergency by learning damage control skills. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Jacob Marx)May 11, 2019 - MV-22B Ospreys attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrive at Landing Zone Eagle aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU conducted helicopter insertion training aboard the base to improve vital skillsets and teamwork. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alex Kouns)ARMY VALUES... Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage ... "Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all," George Washington. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army graphic by Yvonne Najera using photography by U.S. Army Jason Johnston)May 15, 2019 - President Donald Trump proudly greets law enforcement officers before his remarks honoring their fallen comrades and all law enforcement officers on 2019 National Peace Officers Memorial Day in Washington D.C. (Photo courtesy of the White House)May 16, 2019 - (Top) Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) while pulling into its new homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia ... following a deployment to the U.S. 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility having left from Bremerton, Washington, in October 2018. (Bottom) Then sailors reunited with their loved ones after leaving USS John C. Stennis. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Skyler Okerman and Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jarrod A. Schad)May 15, 2019 - Attendees to the Heritage to Horizons concert at the Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Virginia proudly enjoyed the performances including a flyover by a KC-46 Pegasus assigned to McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas and the Air Force Honor Guard presenting the colors. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank and Adrian Cadiz)From Normandy and Iwo Jima through Operations Desert Storm and Inherent Resolve, our Nation’s Armed Forces have consistently made us proud by defeating our enemies and defending the freedoms we cherish. Their bravery, love of country, and devotion to duty are unmatched, and we are eternally grateful for the sacrifices they make for all American citizens. On Armed Forces Day, we honor all of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who make up the finest military in the world. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from graphic courtesy of U.S. Department of Defense)May 16, 2019 - Petty Officer 1st Class Alex Major, a Kodiak-based aviation survival technician, assists North Star Elementary students with building a shelter as part of a survival skills training day on Woody Island, Kodiak, Alaska. Annually, a group of ASTs based in Kodiak travel with the students to Woody Island to teach them basic survival skills essential to life in Alaska. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Dean)The scenes from the must experience Raiding the Country Vault at the Starlite Theatre in Branson, Missouri during 2018 Veterans Week ... are just a glimpse of the talented entertainers ... taking the enthusiastic audience on a memorable journey through the greatest hits of Country Music ... America's most beloved genre. (Image and photos by USA Patriotism!)May 20, 2019 - U.S. Marines with 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 7, demonstrate a M240 machine gun and a Portable Radio Communications 117 to  Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from West Valley High School, during exercise Northern Edge (NE) at Fort Greely, Alaska. Approximately 10,000 U.S. military personnel participated in exercise NE 2019, a joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces on and above central Alaska ranges and the Gulf of Alaska. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by 1st Lt. Samuel S. Banks)
Alumni Wreath Laying Ceremony and Review at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point on May 21, 2019. The wreath was laid by retired Col. Doniphan Carter, USMA Class of 1944. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army Photos by CDT Alex Gudenkauf and Brandon O'Connor, USMA)May 22, 2019 - The U.S. Navy San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) transits the Hudson River as it arrives for Fleet Week New York participation. U.S. Marines, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen were in New York to interact with the public, demonstrate capabilities and teach the people of New York about America's sea services. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Damaris Arias)

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