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April 2014
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WATERS NEAR GUAM (March 22, 2014) - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) fires a Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) during a missile firing exercise. Curtis Wilbur is participating in Multi-Sail 2014, an annual exercise in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Kristopher G. Horton)
Rescue workers continue to work through thick mud on the west side of a mudslide March 26, 2013 in Oso, Wash. Washington Air National Guard members partnered with civilian volunteers to continue to search the area. (Washington National Guard photo by Maj. Tawny Dotson)
U.S. Army Sgt. Gilberto Garcia-Acevedo directs a presence patrol in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 26, 2014. Garcia-Acevedo is assigned to Forward Support Company, 65th Engineer Battalion. (National Guard photo by U.S. Army Cpl. Clay Beyersdorfer)
Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Marine Regiment, 3rd Battalion, perform a simulated Vertical Assault Exercise during Ssang Yong 14, at Old Army Tank Battalion, Pohang, South Korea, April 2, 2014. Exercise Ssang Yong is conducted annually in the ROK to enhance interoperability between U.S. and ROK forces by performing a full spectrum of amphibious operations while showcasing sea-based power projection in the Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Sara A. Medina)
PACIFIC OCEAN (March 30, 2014) - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) flies the U.S. Navy battle ensign while performing maneuvers off the coast of Hawaii. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan)
First Lt. Micha Stoddard, flying the lead aircraft, and his wingman, Capt. Casey Peasley, fly their A-10 Thunderbolt IIs in an echelon formation March 26, 2014, enroute from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to their home base in Boise, Idaho. The crews performed an in-air refueling with a Utah National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker after the air combat exercise Green Flag East. Stoddard and Peasley are assigned to the 190th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur)
Coast Guard recruits from Training Center Cape May, N.J., conduct incentive training at the service’s only enlisted basic training facility April 3, 2014. The staff at Training Center Cape May forges more than 80 percent of the Coast Guard’s entire workforce. (Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Donnie Brzuska)
U.S. Army (Ret.) Sgt. Nathan Toews shares his experience with the USO as a wounded warrior during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the USO Warrior & Family Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., April 1, 2014. (USO photo by Cherie Cullen)
Soldiers hang an American flag on the 3rd Corps headquarters building on Fort Hood, Texas, April 7, 2014, to prepare for a memorial service honoring the victims of the April 2, 2014 shooting on the base. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Juan Urena and U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Peter Vazquez provide security during a patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 27, 2014. Urena, a squad leader, and Vazquez, a rifleman, are assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, and patrolled with Afghan soldiers as part of their transition in becoming the primary security force in the area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachery B. Martin)
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, North Dakota deputy adjutant general, presents an award to Alivia Fraase, a junior at Shanley High School in Fargo on April 9, 2014. Fraase was one of 15 students nationwide to receive the 2014 Inspiration Award for inspiring others in their schools and communities through their courage and dedication to helping others. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Jungels)
Operations Specialist Seaman Apprentice Malik Washington from Cincinnati and Operations Specialist Seaman Alena Carson from Mobile, Ala., plot surface contacts and the ship's position on the Digital Dead Reckoning Tracer in Combat Information Center aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd 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 Chase Hawley)
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Eriberto Lopez, U.S. Air Force Capt. Dustin Watkins, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chris Sy and U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Daniel Brown fly a KC-10 Extender aircraft during a combat sortie mission to provide fuel for coalition aircraft over Afghanistan, April 3, 2014. Lopez, a boom operator, Watkins and Brown, pilots, and Sy, a flight engineer, are assigned to the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson)
Fallen soldier memorials for Sgt. 1st Class Daniel M. Ferguson, Staff Sgt. Carlos A. Lazaney-Rodriguez, and Sgt. Timothy W. Owens stand in front of the III Corps headquarters building in the early morning of April 9, 2014. A memorial service for the three Soldiers, who were killed in the April 2, 2014 shooting tragedy on the base, was held that afternoon and attended by President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and thousands of Soldiers from the Fort Hood area. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
U.S. Marines breach past an obstacle to reach an objective point while conducting live-fire training during Exercise Ssang Yong 2014 on Doksoek-ri in Pohang, South Korea, April 4, 2014. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren Whitney)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 11, 2014) - Sailors stand watch on the bridge wing of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) during an underway replenishment with the French navy command and replenishment ship Var (A608). Ramage is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jared King)
Air Force Senior Airman Sean Meehan, left, and Air Force Staff Sgt. Kane Lawlor provide cover after a tactical air insertion by a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during training on Fort Dix, N.J., April 10, 2014. Meehan and Lawlor, tactical air controllers, are assigned to New Jersey Air National Guard's 227th Air Support Operations Squadron, 177th Fighter Wing. (Air National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)
Two teams of Coast Guard patrol boat crewmembers extinguish a diesel fuel oil fire at Delgado Maritime, Fire and Industrial Training Facility in Michoud, LA on March 27, 2014. The crewmembers took part in team firefighting training in support of a Coastal Patrol Boat Roundup. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bill Colclough)
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Michael Jordan, former basketball star and majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, talk at the National Basketball Association's board of governors meeting in New York, April 17, 2014. During the meeting, Dempsey discussed a new partnership between the NBA and Defense Department to support a commitment to service, calling it a "slam dunk." (DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen)
The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon marches in front of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial on their way to perform for the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington on April 12, 2014. The Silent Drill Platoon travels across the country and the world showcasing close-order drill and the precision for which the Marine Corps is known. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bryan Nygaard)
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Miles Scott, call sign “Batkid," reported for duty at the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Ore., April 10, 2014. Scott has battled leukemia and his doctors have recently said he is in remission. The 114th Fighter Squadron has hosted a number of children with the Fighter Pilot for a Day Program. Each child dons the uniform of an F-15 pilot to include helmet, mask and at one point even night vision goggles. An instructor pilot, in this case Maj. Richard Giampietri, escorts them to watch take-offs up close and personal, sits them in the cockpit of a jet and introduces them to the crew chief and other maintenance personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson)
U.S. Army paratroopers fire their guns during infantry training near Osoppo, Italy on April 8, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Shawn Madruga, foreground, leads Marines out of a field during a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 17, 2014. Madruga, a machine gunner, is assigned to Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Scanlan)
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (April 17, 2014) - Lt. Will Carey, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32, is reunited with his wife and daughter during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station Oceana after a nine-month deployment. Deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group,VFA-32 participated in Operation Enduring Freedom and several multinational exercises in support of maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kayla King)
Junior ROTC cadets from Derby High School tour a KC-135 Stratotanker hangar, April 24, 2014, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Aircrew and maintainers showed them different aspects of the aircraft and answered their questions. The cadets were part of a larger group of local middle school and high school junior ROTC flights who toured multiple areas of the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John Linzmeier)
Service members participating in the opening ceremony for the 2014 International Tattoo Festival in the Scope Arena, April 25, 2014. The 2014 Virginia International Tattoo, which is a signature event of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn)
Fireman Avori Goslin reunites with her family after the Coast Guard Cutter Legare pulls into its home port in Portsmouth, VA on April 19, 2014. Portsmouth-based Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned to home port after a 49-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea and drug offload in Miami. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Sarah B. Foster)
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Brian Godwin administers the Oath of Enlistment to U.S. Army Sgt. Jonathan Conover during his re-enlistment ceremony at Forward Operating Base Lightning in Afghanistan. Both Spartan Soldiers are with the D-30 Artillery Training Team, 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. The Spartan brigade is currently deployed to Afghanistan as a Security Force Advise Assist Brigade in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Javier Amador)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Sara Gore, one of the guardians for the Austin, Texas, Honor Flight, helps guide two World War II veterans, retired Army Air Corps Sgts. Wade H. Armstrong and Ken Posey at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, VA on April 26, 2014. Every veteran was assigned a guardian who stuck by them the entire two-day trip to help with anything the veteran needed. (Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Antwaun Jefferson)

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