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August 2014

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CHEYENNE, Wyoming (July 19, 2014) - Lt. Cmdr. Chad Tidwell leads Sailors assigned to Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Cheyenne in the opening parade for Frontier Days, an annual event held in Cheyenne since 1897. (U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Brenda Steele MacCrimmon)
Pilots assigned to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds salute the crowd after a performance during the Arctic Thunder Open House on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 27, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jared Becker)
The crew of an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and Kodiak Fire Department personnel depart after completing a medevac of an injured woman in Kodiak, Alaska, Aug. 1, 2014. Due to the nature of the injuries and the remote location of the accident, the Coast Guard assisted Kodiak Police Department in safely transporting the woman to emergency medical services. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Tracey Mertens)
Army officer cadets from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y, board a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter before conducting an air assault exercise during cadet summer training on Camp Buckner, N.Y., July 21, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg)
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. David Berger, right, Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force, shakes hands with a young child during Marine Week Seattle at Genesee Park, Aug. 2, 2014. Marine Week Seattle showcases Marine Corps equipment, aircraft and technological capabilities to the general public. More than 700 Marines are participating in Marine Week Seattle to give Seattleites the opportunity to meet the individual Marine and celebrate community, country and Corps. (U.S. Marine Corp photo by Cpl. Katelyn Hunter)
Sailors from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) and Navy divers assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, Mobile Diving and Salvage Company 11-7, participate in the second underway recovery test for the NASA Orion Program on August 3, 2014. This is the second at-sea testing for the Orion crew module using a welldeck recovery method. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Corey Green)
Commissioned Officer Training School students take action in a simulated deployment scenario exercise at an Officer Training School complex at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 24, 2014. The exercise tested their leadership and decision-making skills as well as their contingency operations knowledge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)
U.S. Army Pfc. Chris Ventura, foreground, fires at a target during M4 carbine rifle qualification on Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, July 30, 2014. Ventura is assigned to Regimental Engineer Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. (U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger)
U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Tommy Moye, a native of Quincy, Fla. and 1991 graduate of James A. Shanks High School, receives the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal Aug. 6, 2014. Moye served as a 4th Marine Corps District training team member at the Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna in New Cumberland, Pa. As a training team member, he was responsible for monitoring and inspecting Recruiting Stations and Recruiting Sub-Stations across the district to ensure that systematic recruiting is a constant practice. Moye executed Permanent Change of Station orders to RS Raleigh and will now become the RI for RS Raleigh to ensure the recruiters of RS Raleigh recruit and enlist the most eligible for the U.S. Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler Birky)
Sailors raise the national ensign as the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) pulls into Jebel Ali, Dubai for a scheduled port visit on August 2, 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 Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Margaret Keith)
USA Patriotism! founder David Bancroft shakes hand with a Nashville police officer on July 2, 2014 ... and thanks him for his military service upon learning that the officer is a Marine veteran ... with service in the Presidential honor guard and was stationed in the Pentagon when the terrorists flew the passenger jet into it on September 11, 2001 ... with the resulting injuries ending the wounded warrior's Marine Corps career. (The officer's name is withheld to protect his privacy.) Image by USA Patriotism!
July 31, 2014 - Senior Airman Austin Hairfield, 14th Air Support Operations Squadron tactical air control party member, poses as his mother, Melinda Harifield, pins his Ranger tab onto his uniform shortly after graduating from Army Ranger School. (Courtesy photo)
Spc. Sabrina Day, 132nd Military Police Company, South Carolina National Guard, smothers her three-year-old son, Blake with hugs and kisses Aug. 4, 2014, at Eagle Aviation in Columbia, S.C. upon returning from deployment to Afghanistan. More than 250 family and friends awaited the arrival of the approximately 73 Soldiers who returned from the six-month deployment. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Brad Mincey)
U.S. Coast Guard Cadets Mark Elliot. Islam El-Khatib and James Gigantelli takes heed to an "up behind" line command during Sail Stations training aboard the Cutter Eagle on Aug. 5, 2014. The Eagle was heading back to New London, Connecticut, from Rockland, Maine, after a 12-week summer deployment. Aboard were approximately 150 cadets for Phase 3 which is the Eagle's final week underway. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Sarah B. Foster)
A Marine with with Co. K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, attached to 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, slides through an opening in a building during a squad competition within the company on Camp Hansen Okinawa, Japan on Aug 8, 2014. Squad competitions promote unit cohesion along with a sense of pride within in the squad. (U.S Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bekkala)
PEARL HARBOR (Aug. 14, 2014) Traditional Hawaiian dancers greet the crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) upon the ship's arrival at its new homeport at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Preble replaced the guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57), which was decommissioned July 18, 2013. Preble will serve as a middle Pacific surface combatant to aid and reinforce maritime operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Johans Chavarro)
Maj. Scott Belton and Senior Airman Nicholas Priest lead the U.S. Air Force Colors Flight and ceremonial guardsmen Aug. 9, 2014, during the Bud Billiken Parade in Chicago. Belton is the assistant director of operations and Priest is a member of the Colors Flight within the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nesha Humes)
The Army paid tribute in a memorial ceremony at the Pentagon to Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene on August  13, 2014. Greene was killed in an insider attack while deployed to Afghanistan on August 5, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)
Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force-Darwin conduct a helicopter insert during a live-fire exercise at Bradshaw Field Training Area during Exercise Koolendong, August 2014. The focus of Exercise Koolendong 2014 is to establish a 4th Marines and Australian Defence Force combined headquarters element, directing ground, aviation and logistics capabilities in austere conditions, employing all maneuver elements in execution of the exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Scott Reel)
Sonar Technician (Submarine) 2nd Class Robert Culbertson hugs his five year old son moments after the Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) returns to homeport at Submarine Base New London in Groton, CT on Aug. 13, 2014, following a six-month deployment. New Hampshire conducted operations in the U.S. European Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by John Narewski)
U.S. Air Force Maj. Raymond Fowler, a pilot with the 100th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron “Red Tails”, prepares for a sortie at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 7, 2014. The F-16 “Fighting Falcon” is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attacks. The unit is deployed from the 187th Fighter Wing in Montgomery, Ala. Fowler is deployed from the Alabama National Guard and a native of Atlanta, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)
A Coast Guard Air Station aircrew stands with a 62-year-old man who fell overboard off his fishing vessel in the Houston Ship Channel, then swam to Atkinson Island, Aug. 20, 2014. The aircrew located and hoisted the man off Atkinson Island and brought him to Ellington Field where they were met by EMS. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard)
Airmen and soldiers respond to a wounded solider and request medical extract during Operation Northern Strike 2014 near Grayling, Mich., Aug. 13, 2014. The airmen are joint terminal air controllers assigned to the 118th Air Support Operations Squadron and the soldiers are assigned to the Michigan National Guard's 1st Battalion, 126th Cavalry Regiment. (National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Scott Thompson)
U.S. Marines Corps Cpl. David Calle, left, Cpl. Kevin Midgley, center, and 1st Lt. Patrick Ford, right, observe surrounding compounds during a security patrol in Nad Ali district in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2014. Patrols are conducted to disrupt enemy operations against the Bastion-Leatherneck Complex. Ford is the platoon commander, Midgley is a machine gunner and Calle is a vehicle commander assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.)
Chief petty officer (CPO) selects from Legacy Academy Class 010 board the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Aug. 19, 2014. The Legacy Academy is a six-day course in which the CPO selects live aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial and participate in preservation activities, leadership training, and reenact scenarios that took place on board USS Missouri, and learn lessons about the history and heritage of the U.S. Navy and CPO community. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Johans Chavarro)
Altus Airmen present a U.S. flag during the 36th Annual Great Plains Stampede Rodeo at the Altus rodeo arena, Aug. 23, 2014. The rodeo is an annual event that allows community members and Airmen to come together and enjoy the things that are unique to Altus. The rodeo consisted of events like the barrel racing, bull and bronco riding and steer wrestling. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Franklin R. Ramos)
Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general (far left), 2014 USARPAC Soldier of the Year Spc. Thomas Boyd (center left), USARPAC Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Staff Sgt. Adam White (center right) and Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Leota, the USARPAC command sergeant major, pose after the announcement of the official winners. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Crista Mary Mack, USARPAC Public Affairs)
A Light Armored Vehicle with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Ground Combat Element, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, provides security as a Landing Craft Air Cushion from the USS Iwo Jima’s Assault Craft Unit 4, approaches Onslow Beach, N.C., during a tactical offload of 24th MEU personnel and equipment, N.C., August 12, 2014. The offload was part of Amphibious Squadron/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration, the second major exercise for the 24th MEU. The AAV’s were launched from the USS Arlington and USS Iwo Jima, both a part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mary M. Carmona)
A Harrier jet approaches the landing deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge, Aug. 13, 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis DiPerna)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Casey Cain, left, and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Christopher Reed slide a GBU-38 bomb onto a conveyor during a bomb build on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2014. Cain and Reed are munitions systems technicians assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Brandon Lingle)
Crew members from Coast Guard Station Kauai conduct towing evolutions in Nawiliwili Harbor, Kauai, Aug. 29, 2014. Station Kauai's crew of 21 personnel are responsible for various missions including search and rescue, marine safety, aids to navigation, waterway management, environmental protection, fisheries enforcement and maritime law enforcement. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle)

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