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February 2014
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Colonel Peter Baumgarten, left, commanding officer, 1st Marine Regiment, and a native of El Paso, Texas, rededicates the regiment’s battle streamers during a 100-year anniversary ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan 24, 2014. For the Marines, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the regiment honors all who have served and given their lives to make it what it is today. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by LCpl. Christopher J. Moore)
02/01/14
Members of the Naval Air Facility Misawa Snow Team pose together, Jan. 21, 2014, with a U.S. Navy Seabee design they plan to sculpt out of snow at the upcoming 65th Annual Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido, Japan. This is the 31st year that NAF Misawa and its tenant commands will send a delegation of sailors to Sapporo to represent the command, and build a snow sculpture during the city's annual festival. The Sapporo Snow Festival draws about two million spectators each year and is often considered Japan's premier winter event. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Daniel Sanford)
02/02/14
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel prepares to lay a wreath at the Warsaw Ghetto in Warsaw, Poland, Jan. 31, 2014. Hagel is on a trip to Europe to meet with defense leaders and attend the 50th Munich Security Conference. (DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler)
02/03/14
Maj. James Silva (left) and Lt. Col. Steven Myers complete a flight in the first newly-upgraded operational B-1B Lancer Jan. 21, 2014, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The B-1B was recently upgraded with an Integrated Battle Station, which is a combination of three different upgrades, including a Fully Integrated Data Link, Vertical Situation Display upgrade and Central Integrated System upgrade. Silva and Myers are B-1B pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Ebensberge)
02/04/14
The Coast Guard Honor Guard presents the colors during Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis R. Obendorf's memorial service on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Coast Guard members gathered to honor Obendorf, a shipmate who died Dec. 18, 2013 as a result of injuries he sustained during search and rescue operations near Amak Island, Alaska, while serving aboard Coast Guard Cutter Waesche. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart)
02/05/14
     
Country music sensation Kellie Pickler takes a group photo with troops and her band (L to R) Kyle Stallons, Kyle Jacobs, Gregory Lohman, David Baker and Jack Gorman after performing a USO show at Forward Operating Base Walton in Afghanistan on Dec. 23, 2013. This is Pickler's seventh USO tour. (USO photo by Eric Raum / edited by USA Patriotism!)
02/06/14
Jim Niederer, World War II veteran, receives a Fort Hood coin from Sgt. 1st Class Luis Molinari, S3 sergeant major, 62nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade during a tour of the base on February 2, 2014. Niederer, from Dallas, gained a glimpse of what the modern day Army has, does, and is capable of. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold)
02/07/14
Dannielle Maxwell, her husband Gunnery Sgt. Dustin Maxwell, Landing Support Company gunnery sergeant, Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and with their two children at Camp Pendleton, CA on December 18, 2013. Dannielle was named the 2013 1st MLG Spouse of the Year for her hard work and dedication to her family, community and husband's unit while holding the position of a family readiness assistant. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Laura Gauna)
02/08/14
Sailors assigned to Task Group 56.7.4 transit the Arabian Gulf aboard a riverine command boat during a training exercise on Jan. 21, 2014. Riverine command boats provide a multi-mission platform for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility by focusing on maritime security operations, maritime infrastructure protection, and theater security cooperation efforts, in addition to offensive combat operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michelle L. Turner)
02/09/14
Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan Kemp refuels an F-22 Raptor aircraft while aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft over the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 14-1 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 29, 2014. Kemp is a boom operator assigned to the 92nd Air Refueling Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Veronica Montes)
02/10/14
Todd Lodwick carries the U.S. flag, which flies over the head of former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsledder Steven Holcomb, reigning Olympic champion four-man bobsled driver, as Team USA marches into Fisht Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 7, 2014. Army Sgt. Preston Griffall, a luger behind the woman in white, and Sgt. Justin Olsen, Capt. Chris Fogt and Sgt. Dallas Robinson, all bobsledders, also are in the Army's program and among the lead group of Americans. (U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipp)
02/11/14
Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), fold the American flag over the casket of Sgt. Peter C. Bohler, a UH-60 Blackhawk Crew Chief with the Fort Riley, Kan.-based 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, in Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 23, 2014. Bohler, from Willow Spring, N.C., was killed when the helicopter he was in crashed Dec. 17 in Now Bahar, Afghanistan. Five other Soldiers were killed in the crash. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Luisito Brooks)
02/12/14
(From left to right) Kelly Smith, quilter with the Quilts of Valor, Cpl. Samuel Ribeiro, noncommissioned officer in charge of the adjutant section on Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., and Cathy Choi, also a quilter, stands with the quilt the women made for him on Feb. 7, 2014. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samuel Ranney)
02/13/14
Capt. Broderick Berkhout, commanding officer of the attack submarine USS Seawolf (SSN 21), receives a hug from his daughter, as the rest of his family waits their turn to greet him on Jan. 21, 2014. The happy reunion occurred upon Capt. Berkhout and his crew's return home to Bremerton, Wash. , following a six-month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ahron Arendes)
02/14/14
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Megan Brill buckles U.S. Air Force Capt. Patrick Parrish into the cockpit of his A-10 Thuderbolt II aircraft before a mission on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2014. Parrish and Brill are deployed out of Moody Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn)
02/15/14
Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, center left, commanding general Joint Force Headquarters National Capitol Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington, places a wreath at the Lincoln Memorial to mark President Lincoln's Birthday in Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin Wagoner)
02/16/14
Crew members from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., are shown with veterans while volunteering at Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Healthcare Facility Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. Coast Guard members volunteered at the VA for the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week that takes place annually in the month of February. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Meredith Manning)
02/17/14
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tuffield “Tuffy” Latour, the coach for the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program and Team USA skeleton athletes, leads Noelle Pikus-Pace, right, to an Olympic silver medal and Katie Uehlander to a fourth-place finish in women's skeleton events at Sanki Sliding Centre in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, Feb. 14, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipp)
02/18/14
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Pfc. Ryan A. Stanley (center) graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., on Feb. 14, 2014, as Platoon 3010's honor graduate. The names of the other two senior Marines with Stanley are unknown. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Jeremy Vought)
02/19/14
An officer assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) is greeted at the gangplank on Feb. 11, 2014 as as the ship arrives in Rota, Spain. Donald Cook is the first of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to be stationed in Rota. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arif Patani)
02/20/14
A pair of U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons prepare to taxi out to the runway while a U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter takes off at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2014. Both types of aircraft are used to support ground operations in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn)
02/21/14
The U.S. Army 3rd Infantry, the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and the Commander-in-Chief's Guard demonstrate Revolutionary War battle tactics and customs at Mount Vernon, Va., Feb. 17, 2014. The demonstration was part of festivities celebrating President's Day at the home of George Washington. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Diana Sims)
02/22/14
A U.S. Marine provides cover fire during a platoon assault exercise on Arta Range, Djibouti, Feb. 10, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Erik Cardenas)
02/23/14
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SAN DIEGO (Feb. 11, 2014) Naval Aircrewman (Mechanical) 2nd Class Daniel Russell, left, from Kansas City, Mo., assigned to The Providers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC 30), watches Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 1st Class Nicholas Casamassa, from Logan, Utah, assigned to Explosive Ordinance Disposal Training and Evaluation Unit (EODTEU) 1, jump from a C2-A Greyhound during a jump requalification. The requalification consisted of static line and free fall parachute jumps conducted by EODTEU-1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Eric Coffer)
02/24/14
The United States Postal Service honors WWII hero C. Alfred "Chief" Anderson of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen with the issuance of a USPS 2-ounce postal stamp starting on March 13, 2014. This is the first postal stamp issued for a Tuskegee Airmen ... the nation's first African-American military aviators. C. Alfred "Chief," Anderson, known by the world as the "Father of Black Aviation," is revered for his role as lead flight instructor for the Tuskegee Airmen and for his groundbreaking flight with first lady Eleanor Roosevelt in 1941, which helped to secure funding for the Tuskegee Airmen program. (This image was created by USA Patriotism! by using two images courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service)
02/25/14
Chief Warrant Officer Brian M. Hennessy, Coast Guardsman Resident Inspection Office Saint Croix, reads to children at the Community Methodist Head Start facility in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Feb. 21, 2014. The read-in activity was part of the island’s Department of Human Services Head Start Program Black History Month celebrations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Auxiliarist Robert A. Fabich)
02/26/14
Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games four-man bobsled gold medalists from Russia watch Team USA step onto the podium to receive their bronze medals at Sanki Sliding Centre in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Feb. 23, 2014. From far right to left: U.S. Army Capt. Chris Fogt of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, Steve Langton, Curt Tomasevicz and former Army program bobsledder Steven Holcomb stand during the ceremony. (U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps)
02/27/14
Marines from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island’s burial team salute the nation’s flag as it is held over the casket of Medal of Honor recipient Capt. John James McGinty III, during his funeral Jan. 23, 2014, at Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, S.C. McGinty, a decorated Vietnam War hero and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island veteran, died Jan. 17, 2014, in his home in Beaufort at the age of 73. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brin)
02/28/14
  

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