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May 2013
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Soldiers from Company B, 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team "STRIKE", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), test their 'swiss seat' while rappelling at U.S. Army Fort Campbell’s Sabalauski Air Assault School, April 24, 2013. The Army’s Air Assault School is a ten-day course that qualifies Soldiers to conduct air-assault helicopter operations, sling-load missions, fast roping and rappelling, aircraft orientation, and ends with a fast-paced, full-combat-load, 12-mile ruck-march. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Keith Rogers)
05/01/13
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment provide fire support for Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP) assigned to 1st Kandak, 6th Brigade during Operation California in Kajaki district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 28, 2013. Operation California was an ANCOP-led mission to clear enemy presence from the village of Loy Mandah. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trent A. Randolph)
05/02/13
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Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 participate in a forced march on Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport on May 1, 2013. NMCB 11 is a Seabee battalion specializing in contingency construction, disaster response and humanitarian assistance. The battalion is home-ported in Gulfport, Miss. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jonathan Carmichael)
05/03/13
26 images
Senior Airman Casey Kubick and Tech. Sgt. Christopher Roof refuel an A-10 Thunderbolt II using a forward area refueling point April 18, 2013 in White Sands, NM, during exercise Angel Thunder 2013. Angel Thunder is the largest joint service, multinational, inter-agency combat search and rescue exercise designed to train personnel recovery assets using a variety of scenarios to simulate deployment conditions and contingencies. Kubick and Roof are with the 755th Logistics Readiness Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon)
05/04/13
The Coast Guard Cutter Waesche cuts through the waves of the Pacific Ocean on April 8, 2012 as the crew conducts fisheries patrols throughout the region. The Waesche crew was conducting patrols as a part of Operation Persistent Presence, a 14th Coast Guard District initiative to deter and prevent illegal fishing activities. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony L. Soto)
05/05/13
Spc. Derrick Penninger, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and fellow soldiers fire their M240B machine guns during Operation Raider Pillage April 24, 2013 on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, in preparation for the Bronco Brigades upcoming exercise, Bronco Rumble. The IED lanes are used with virtual systems simultaneously to complete full motion exercises. (U.S. Army. photo by 1st Lt. Garrett Nash)
05/06/13
Capt. Paul Gates, commanding officer of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, pauses during a dismounted patrol with Afghan National Civil Order Policemen (ANCOP) during Operation California in Kajaki district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 28, 2013. Operation California was an ANCOP-led mission to clear enemy presence from the village of Loy Mandah. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trent A. Randolph)
05/07/13
ARLINGTON, Va. (May 2, 2013) A woman renders honors as members of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard take the casket of a Sailor killed during the Vietnam War to his gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery. Lt. Dennis Peterson, from Huntington Park, Calif.; Ensign Donald Frye, from Los Angeles; and Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Technicians 2nd Class William Jackson, from Stockdale, Texas, and Donald McGrane, from Waverly, Iowa, all four assigned to Helicopter Squadron (HS) 2, were killed when their SH-3A Sea King helicopter was shot down July 19, 1967 over Ha Nam Province, North Vietnam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Todd Frantom)
05/08/13
Members of the 104th Fighter Wing, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Mass., gather May 4, 2013 to honor fallen guardsmen with the annual rededication of its F-100 memorial. The F-100 memorial, originally dedicated by the 104th Fighter Wing's Chief Council in 1987, has stood as a constant reminder of the impact of these 12 fallen guardsmen in the history of the unit. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Melanie J. Casineau)
05/09/13
Staff Sgt. Michael Drake, infantryman, Delta Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), places the remains of Civil War veteran, Pvt. Lycurgus McCormack, inside of the new Columbarium Court No. 9 in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 9, 2013 A joint full honors committal service for six unclaimed remains of veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces were the first to be inured at the new site. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jose Torres, Jr.)
05/10/13
U.S. Marine Corps honor guard members escort the remains of Pfc. Albert Edwin Klatt, a World War II veteran, during committal services at Arlington National Cemetery May 9, 2013. The cemetery dedicated its ninth columbarium court by conducting a joint full honors committal service for six unclaimed remains of veterans from all branches of the armed forces. Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, oversaw construction of the 20,296 niche-columbarium, which was delivered under budget and ahead of schedule. (U.S. Army photo by Kerry Solan)
05/11/13
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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 6, 2013) Lt. Laurie Canter signals off an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Bounty Hunters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is underway conducting flight deck certifications and carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles D. Gaddis IV)
05/12/13
Britain's Prince Harry shakes hands with U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. John E. Hyten, vice commander of Air Force Space Command, during a U.S.-U.K. exhibition volleyball match during the 2013 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 11, 2013. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler L. Main)
05/13/13
Seaman Andrew Vardakis with Coast Guard Station Annapolis discusses boater safety with children during an open house at the station in Annapolis, Md., May 11, 2013. The Coast Guard held the open house to interact with members of the community, discuss Coast Guard missions and capabilities, and instruct the public about boater safety and security. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando)
05/14/13
Army Spc. Elizabeth Wasil wins gold in the 1500 meter wheelchair race during the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 14, 2013. More than 200 wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans will compete in the games, which run through May 16. The military service with the most medals will win the Chairman's Cup. (DOD photo by EJ Hersom)
05/15/13
Marine Corps veteran Cpl. Manual Jimenez wins the men's 1500 upper body amps and limb disjunction race during the 2013 Warrior Games track and field competition in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 14, 2013. More than 200 wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans will compete in the games, which run through May 16. The military service with the most medals will win the Chairman's Cup. (DOD photo by EJ Hersom)
05/16/13
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jim Castaneda throws the shot put during the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 14, 2013. More than 200 wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans will compete in the games, which run through May 16. The military service with the most medals will win the Chairman's Cup. (DOD photo by EJ Hersom)
05/17/13
Honor Guard members with the 354th Security Forces Squadron perform a 21-gun salute during a Police Memorial Day ceremony, at the Fairbanks Police Department, May 15, 2013, Fairbanks, Alaska. The event paid tribute to 67 Alaskan fallen heroes, to include all military and civilian law enforcement officers stationed in Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Racheal E. Watson)
05/18/13
U.S. Army Lt. Col Thomas M. Feltey, commander of 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, passes the Headquarters Company guidon to Capt. Barry G. Ammons; symbolizing the trust being placed in the new commander during a change of command ceremony May 10, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann)
05/19/13
Marines with Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) participate in the culminating event in an exercise in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility, a platoon sized mechanized raid with armor and close air support, April 30, 2013. The 26th MEU is currently deployed as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The 26th MEU operates continuously across the globe, providing the president and unified combatant commanders with a forward-deployed, sea-based quick reaction force. The MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response, and limited contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael S. Lockett)
05/20/13
Sailors and Marines prepare to commit the body of a former service member to the sea during a burial at sea aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) on May 13, 2013. Anchorage is underway after being commissioned in its namesake city of Anchorage, Alaska. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aramis X. Ramirez)
05/21/13
Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and senior enlisted advisors representing each service branch salute during a wreath-laying ceremony to mark Armed Forces Day at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 18, 2013. (DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt Sun L. Vega)
05/22/13
May 22, 2013 - A U.S. flag stands at the destroyed Briarwood Elementary school where the children and teachers miraculously survived the direct hit from the devastating, deadly F5 tornado that struck the Moore, Oklahoma area on May 20, 2013. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Caroline Hayworth)
05/23/13
In the predawn hours of May 18, 2013, runners start the race around Coast Guard Island for CG Remember, a relay event held to honor Coast Guard members who died in the line of duty. Throughout the day, various runners carried a baton inscribed with the names of a 131 people, the number of fallen since 1978, 100 times around the Island to honor their memory and remember their sacrifice. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Pamela J. Boehland)
05/24/13
U.S. Soldiers with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), place American flags in front of fallen veterans' gravestones during "flags in," at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 23, 2013. Each year for the past 40 years, members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard) has honored America's fallen heroes by placing American flags before the gravestones and niches of Service members buried at both Arlington National Cemetery and the U.S. Soldier's and Airmen's Home National Cemetery just prior to Memorial Day weekend. This tradition, known as "flags in," has been conducted annually since The Old Guard was designated as the Army's official ceremonial unit in 1948. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jose Torres Jr.)
05/25/13
Flags In
Park Ranger Ben Hayes, native of Cookeville, Tennessee, far left, passes out United States flags to volunteers for building a flag display for Memorial Day, May 25, 2013, Asan Beach, Guam. Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Army National Guardsmen participated with local volunteers and the National Park Service to commemorate Memorial Day by honoring service members and civilians who died in the Japanese invasion, occupation and United States liberation of Guam during World War II. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. John Raufmann
05/26/13
Memorial Day
U.S. Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and U.S. Sailors assigned to the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), participate a 5K Run for the Fallen on the flightdeck of the USS Kearsarge at sea, May 25, 2013. The 26th MEU is deployed to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility aboard the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group. The 26th MEU operates continuously across the globe, providing the president and unified combatant commanders with a forward-deployed, sea-based quick reaction force. The MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels)
05/27/13
Memorial Day
President Barack Obama hugs a grieving family member in Section 60 during the 145th annual Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 27, 2013. U.S. service members who died during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried in that section. (DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett)
05/28/13
Memorial Day
Current and veteran members of the armed forces attending the Intrepid Memorial Day Commemoration at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York gather around an American flag May 27, 2013. The various events to commemorate Memorial Day around New York are being conducted with active duty and reserve service members stationed in the Greater New York City area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Caleb Gomez)
05/29/13
Memorial Day
Marines with the Advanced Law Enforcement Marksmanship Class move towards targets at Range 12 aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA on May 22, 2013. The 40-hour course is designed to increase confidence and proficiency with weapons the police use. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Samuel Ellis)
05/30/13
May 30, 2013 - Sailors from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) conduct small boat operations in a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sabrina Fine)
05/31/13
    
     

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