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May 2014
(National Military Appreciation Month)
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U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Chester Nez receives an American flag from Pfc. Tiffany Boyd, at Code Talker Hall, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., April 4, 2014. The flag was flown over the Marine Corps War Memorial, on the first day of spring in honor of Cpl. Nez's attendance at the Platoon 382 Hall rededication. Cpl. Nez is the last of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers of World War II. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kathryn K. Bynum)
Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class T.J. Amdahl, assigned to the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, talks to kids at the Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club as part of St. Louis Navy Week on April 30, 2014. St. Louis Navy Week is one of six signature Navy Weeks planned across America in 2014, and designed to help increase understanding among Americans of their Navy's mission, capabilities, and relevance to national security. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joseph Seavey)
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform the Diamond Opener during the Defenders of Liberty Air show April 26, 2014, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s precision flying demonstration team, who fly red, white and blue F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Brian Beckno, the commander of the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), comforts U.S. Army Capt. Robert Jones and U.S. Army Sgt. Jordan Alvord, both with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, as they pay their respects during the memorial ceremony for Spc. Kerry Danyluk of Scout Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Bn., 87th Inf. Regt., held at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, April 24, 2014. Danyluk, a native of Cuero, Texas, died April 16, 2014, as a result of injuries he suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire in the Pul-e-Alam district of Logar province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Javier Amador, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)
Corporal Dylan McKee, a combat engineer with Assault Breacher Vehicle Platoon, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, sits atop an Assault Breacher Vehicle and assists with sight alignment for the M48 .50 caliber machine gun before a live-fire exercise aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, April 30, 2014. The training exercise was designed for Marines to familiarize themselves with the range capability of the weapon system. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cody Haas)
Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 fly in formation over the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) underway in the Arabian Sea on April 29, 2014. George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Winston Likert)
The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs during the 2014 Virginia International Tattoo at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, VA on April 26, 2014. The annual festival highlights military bands and performers from around the world to honor Vietnam veterans and their families. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe)
Coast Guard Station Milford Haven crewmembers transit south through the Chesapeake Bay to Portsmouth, Va., aboard their 41-foot Utility Boat for the last time, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The UTB shown here was built more then 30 years old, is slated to be decommissioned after this final ride and is the last UTB on the east coast. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert)
U.S. Army soldiers mark a found mortar round while conducting a patrol during a route clearance near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan province on May 1, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nikayla Shodeen)
Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos, far right, congratulates Lakesha Cole, second from the right, as the 2014 Military Spouse of the Year recipient during an awards luncheon on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, VA on May 9, 2014. Cole, also the Marine Corps’ branch recipient, was recognized with honorees from the other military services and the Coast Guard. (DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.)
Navy Ens. David Eierdam hugs his daughter after the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver pulled into port following the completion of its last operational deployment in Sasebo, Japan, April 27, 2014. The Denver conducted joint force amphibious operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Commander Amphibious Squadron 11. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Todd C. Behrman)
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, center, presented the Prisoner of War medal to eight Army Air Corps members who served in World War II during a ceremony at the Pentagon, April 30, 2014. From left to right; are Sgt. William G. Blackburn, Tech. Sgt. Alva H. Moss, 1st Lt. Paul J. Gambaiana, Lt. Col. (ret.) James I. Misuraca, Maj. (ret.) James V. Moran, 1st Lt. James F. Mahon, Staff Sgt. John G. Fox, Sgt. George E. Thursby. The eight aviators served in World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Varhegyi)
Soldiers belonging to the 450th Engineer Company, the 350th Eng. Co., and the 374th Eng. Co., move through concealing smoke to enter and clear a building, as one of the evaluated exercises for Sapper Stakes at Fort McCoy, Wis. on May 6, 2014. Sapper Stakes is a combined competition hosted by the 416th Theater Engineer Command and the 412th TEC to determine the best combat engineer team in the Army Reserve. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michel Sauret)
President Barack Obama signs the Medal of Honor award citation with former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White and his family in the Oval Office prior to his Medal of Honor ceremony in the East Room of the White House, May 13, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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Cpl. Scott Bradley and Lance Cpl. Dakota Marshall, two Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force 14 from 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, reach the peak of a cliff with two Romanian soldiers of the 17th Mountain Troop Bn. during Exercise Platinum Lynx in the Carpathian Mountains, May 8, 2014. Exercise Platinum Lynx 14-5 is a bilateral exercise between the United States Marines and sailors, and Romanian Land Forces, designed to build familiarity and interoperability between the United States and their Romanian allies through squad and platoon level infantry training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scot Whiting)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May 8, 2014) - Operations Specialist Seaman Scott McGill, left, and Ensign Denzel Reina man the digital dead reckoning tracer in the combat information center during a man overboard training evolution aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72). Vella Gulf, homeported in Norfolk, VA, 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 Seaman Edward Guttierrez III)
Air Force Pararescuemen move away from a landing zone during an Angel Thunder mass-casualty exercise at Camp Navajo, AZ on May 9, 2014. The pararescuemen are assigned to the 58th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 58th RQS is a geographically-separated unit of the 23rd Wing at Moody AFB, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter)
Coast Guard members from Sector Anchorage, Alaska, gather with members of the Alaska Office of Boating Safety, Anchorage Fire Department and other attendees to promote boating safety on Wear Your Lifejacket to Work Day at Town Square Park in Anchorage on May 16, 2014. National Safe Boating Week begins May 17 and ends May 23, but boaters are reminded that lifejackets save lives year round. (U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert) 
Senior NCO Leaders participate in Armed Forces Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA on May 17, 2014 ... including Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, left, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, receiving assistance from a soldier assigned to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as "The Old Guard," during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Martin L. Carey)
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Louis J. Garcia, a UH-60 Black Hawk crew chief from Detachment 1, C Company, 5-159th Air Ambulance out of Phoenix hoists up two members of the special forces during a joint personnel recovery exercise on May 14, 2014 at Meter Crater, which is 20 miles west of Winslow Ariz. Five people were extracted from inside the crater that took approximately 12 minutes to complete. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brian A. Barbou)
Port Royal, South Carolina - Corporals Michael Button (left) and Craig Ledyard (right), both motor transportation operators with Marine Wing Support Squadron 273, explain the functions and purpose of the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), also referred to as Humvee, to a student during a career day at Port Royal Elementary School on May 8, 2014. MWSS-273 provides all essential aviation ground support to a designated fixed-wing component of a Marine Aviation Combat Element to include internal airfield communications, weather services, expeditionary airfield services, aircraft rescue and firefighting, aircraft and ground refueling, essential engineering services, motor transport, messing, chemical defense, security and law enforcement, airbase commandant functions, and explosive ordinance disposal. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Marcy Sanchez)
U.S. Navy airmen Devin Markland, foreground, and Justin Ohalloran, raise the national ensign during morning colors on the flight deck of the USS George Washington in Yokosuka, Japan, May 18, 2014. Markland and Ohalloran are aviation boatswain's mates. The George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the United States and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Brian Sloan)
Air Force Majs. Blaine Jones, and Jason Curtis, cross at show-center performing the split-s maneuver during open house on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ on May 10, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)
Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as "The Old Guard"
The 35th commandant of the Marine Corps, General James F. Amos, visits the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment Memorial during a tour of Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, CA, on May 19, 2014. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mallory S. VanderSchans)
Master-at-Arms 1st Class Justin Shinn, from Portland, Ore., cleans a veteran's gravestone at the Marysville Cemetery in Washington on May 22, 2014, during a CPO 365 community service project to coincide with Memorial Day. CPO 365, first introduced in 2010, is a year-long development and training program for 1st class petty officers. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeffry A. Willadsen)
Memorial Day
President Barack Obama and Maj. Gen. Jeffery Buchanan Pay Their Respects At The Tomb Of The Unknowns At Arlington National Cemetery May 26, 2014. After the wreath laying, Obama issued the Memorial Address as part of the 146th Memorial Day observance. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley)
Memorial Day
C.D. Studyvin, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, salutes the U.S. flag during a Memorial Day ceremony at El Paso Cemetery in Derby, Kan., May 26, 2014. Members of the local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars organizations conducted the ceremony, which drew veterans like Studyvin. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Zach Anderson)
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Tiffany Robinson kneels in front of a battlefield cross following a Memorial Day ceremony on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, May 26, 2014. Robinson is assigned to 449th Air Expeditionary Group. Combat gear hangs on the cross to represent each of the five U.S. military branches to commemorate fallen service members. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Eric Dietrich)
Junior ROTC cadets from one of the Chicago public schools carry a large U.S. flag during Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade, May 24, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michel Sauret)
Sgt. Caleb Sims, with the Marine Corps Base Quantico Ceremonial Platoon Color Guard, presents arms during the opening ceremony of the Healthy Lifestyle Expo at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center on May 16, 2014. The Expo was the beginning of the Marine Corps Historic Half events. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe)

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