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August 2015

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Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, and Alexander Hamilton place flowers at the base of the memorial in Escanaba Park during this year's Coast Guard National Memorial Service in Grand Haven, Mich., July 31, 2015. Hamilton is a descendant of Alexander Hamilton, the nation's first secretary of the Treasury and founder of the Revenue Cutter Service, which eventually became the Coast Guard. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf)
A U.S. Army Reserve combat engineer, assigned to 416th Theater Engineer Command, conducts Combat Water Survival Training, part of Sapper Leader Course prerequisite training, at Fort Hunter Liggett, CA on July 17, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
Alison Malachowski and former Marine Sgt. Danny Gonzalez hold each other at the grave marker of U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. James Malachowski - Alison's son and Gonzalez's best friend and fellow Marine - in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, July 22, 2015. The two have remained close since James was killed by an improvised explosive device while on his fourth combat deployment in Afghanistan in 2011. Staff Sgt. Malachowski - who was by all accounts a superior Marine on the fast track to the upper-echelons of military service - was with the 2nd Battalion of the 8th Marines when he was killed on March 20, 2011, while his unit was raising the Afghanistan national flag over a small compound near Patrol Base Dakota in Marjah Province. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar)
August 3, 2015 - Engineer Aid 2nd Class Julia Glosek, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 18, prepares a piece of plywood using a circular saw to be installed as siding on a model convenience store, part of the "search city" training facility at the National Disaster Search and Rescue Dog Foundation’s National Training Center. Glosek and fellow Seabees' efforts at the center involved simulating realistic disaster scenarios for search dogs under the Department of Defense Innovative Readiness Training Program. (U.S. Navy photo by Utilitiesman 3rd Class Stephen Sisler)
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft lands at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan after completing a combat airpower mission on August 3, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)
Army Spcs. Joshua Bevivino, left, and James Gipson participate in a mass casualty evacuation exercise on Fort Hunter Liggett, California, August 2, 2015. Bevivino and Gipson are assigned to the 325th Combat Support Hospital. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Dayan Neely)
A Marine Corps color guard presents the colors during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner Aug. 1, 2015 during the CH-46 Last Flight Retirement Ceremony at the Smithsonian Institution Nation Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. The CH-46’s main mission has been to provide combat support, however, the aircraft also flew resupply missions, medical evacuations and tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cuong Le)
August 4, 2015 - The guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), front, leads the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in a show of force transit off the coast of San Clemente Island near Southern California. The Sailors from John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group are undergoing composite training unit exercise and joint task force exercise, the final step in certifying to deploy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Susan C. Damman)
Senior Airman Paul Cauge, a 274th Air Support Operations Squadron joint terminal attack controller, uses a Special Operations Forces laser rangefinder designator for a close air support training mission July 29, 2015, at Grayling Air Gunnery Range in Grayling, Mich., during Northern Strike 2015. The annual exercise involved hundreds of military personnel from 20 states, as well as Canada, Latvia, Poland and Australia. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Scott Thompson)
August 8, 2015 - Fairview High School Yellow Jacket Battalion Army JROTC stand during the Heroes Honoring Heroes Parade in Nashville, Tenn. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Battle)
The crew of the Brandi Anne stands with their Coast Guard rescuers at Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii on August 9, 2015. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on scene 41 miles northeast of Oahu’s North Shore and hoisted the three people and their dog from a life raft safely into the helicopter before returning to the air station. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Barbers Point)
August 10, 2015 - U.S. Soldiers assigned to 720th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company assist the Bundeswehr in the Baumholder Military Training Area in the detection and removal of unexploded ammunition that had been fired in the training area. The soldiers had the opportunity to exercise their skills and to work on foreign nations' ammunition, to include 155mm and 8-inch artillery rounds (U.S. Army Photo by Visual Information Specialist Erich Backes)
Marines with 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, practice take down techniques on an early morning at Camp Wilson aboard Marine Corps Ground Air Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., August 7, 2015. While the Marines are here for various training exercises, they use their limited off time to improve themselves in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program and ensure they are prepared for anything that may come their way. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joshua Murray)
August 12, 2015 -  The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) fires a Harpoon missile during a live-fire drill in waters near Guam. Fitzgerald is on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Dionne)
Airmen prepare for chin-ups during an Army pre-Ranger physical assessment, Aug. 5, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The assessment included a 5-mile run, pushups, sit-ups and chin-ups. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)
U.S. military service members and their families wait to get autographs from the Chicago Bears players during their Armed Forces Day training camp on Aug. 10, 2015 organized by the USO of Illinois. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Drew Schwaiger of Charlie Company, 3rd platoon, of the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, re-enlists before a Douglas-DC3-C47 with his family, during Sustained Airborne Training in preparation for the 75th Anniversary Airborne School jump at McCarthy Hall in Fort Benning, Ga., Aug. 14, 2015. The 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) Battalion celebrates 75 years of the U.S. Army Airborne School and the commemoration of the last qualifying jump of the first airborne test platoon on Aug. 15, 1940. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. McTaggart, Phillip Jacob)
Battle crosses are mounted on stage at the Mckenzie Arena at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Aug. 15, 2015. The battle crosses are symbolic replacements for crosses for service members who have fallen in the line of duty. Four Marines and one sailor died during a shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, July 16, 2015. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Wolpert)
(Left to right) Marine Corps Sergeant Justin Tellar takes a selfie with professional golfers Katherine Perry, Alexandria Jacobsen and Kaitlin Coons following their completion of the W. B. Mason Championship at the Thorney Lea Golf Club, Aug. 16, 2015. Marines of Recruiting Station Portsmouth were invited to tour the course and view the championship, where the golfers play for a spot in the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour. Tellar is a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation Brockton, Massachusetts. Perry is from Cary, North Carolina, Jacobsen is from Palm City, Florida, and COons is from Wilbraham, Mass. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Terry Brady)
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Myisha Buckhalder holds Seaman Richard Porter as a CH-53E Super Stallion takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland after offloading weapons in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 17, 2015. The Ashland is patrolling in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David A. Cox)
Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard standby to present the colors during a wreath-laying ceremony, a four-ship P-51 Mustang flyover and the Air Force Band concert commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Aug. 14, 2015 at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. (Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts)
The U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle sails into Portsmouth, VA on Aug. 19, 2015. With Norfolk in the foreground and Portsmouth in the background the Eagle moored up next to Portsmouth City Hall. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Canup)
Soldiers with 3rd Platoon, A Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT), deploy dismounted infantry into restrictive terrain during a battle simulation exercise at the National Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, CA, Aug. 22, 2015. More than 5,000 Soldiers with National Guard units from 10 states, the U.S. Army Reserve and active duty U.S. Army Soldiers are participating in the exercise as part of their annual training. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Noah Soliz fires his M240-B medium machine gun as his fellow Marines fire their weapons during a live-fire squad attack course August 22, 2015 as part of Exercise Crocodile Strike at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia. Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Darwin are conducting bilateral training with the Australian Defence Force for two weeks, including dry and live-fire exercises with air and ground elements. The rotational deployment of U.S. Marines affords an unprecedented combined training opportunity with our Australian allies and improves interoperability between our forces. Soliz is a machine gunner with Company C, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, MRF-D. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kathryn Howard)
August 24, 2015 - Lt. Max Long, assigned to Littoral Combat Ship Crew 103 Pre-Commissioning Unit Detroit, poses for a picture with Brandon Doxy during a Caps for Kids event at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan as part of Detroit Navy Week. Navy Weeks focus a variety of assets, equipment and personnel on a single city for a week-long series of engagements designed to bring America's Navy closer to the people it protects, in cities that don't have a large naval presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jon Rasmussen)
Left to Right - Aaron Ellsworth, Brydon Brett, and Garon Brett of Prince Ivan perform during their very entertaining live concert at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater in Branson, Missouri on August 7, 2015. These multi-talented singers and their great sounding band ... brings a breath of fresh musical air  with boldness, energy and a unique Top 40 sound ... that is progressive, current and throwback all at the same time ... with original songs too ... while enjoying the American Dream! Brothers, Brydon and Garon Brett, also perform in the very popular must see The Bretts Show in Branson with fellow amazing singers ... their parents and sister along with Aaron Ellsworth making appearances too. (USA Patriotism! photo by Colby Kuykendall)
Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone (right), Oregon Army National Guard Specialist, Aleksander Skarlatos (center) and Anthony Sadler stand proudly together in Paris Aug. 23, 2015, following there heroics in preventing a deadly terrorist's attack on a French train. The three childhood friends were on vacation when an armed gunman entered their train carrying an assault rifle, a handgun and a box cutter. The three friends, with the help of a British passenger, subdued the gunman after his rifle jammed. (U.S. Air Force photo byTech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)
Landon Strand, 90th Medical Group, and Alexandra Ayub, 90th Force Support Squadron, face off with pugil sticks over muddy water on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., as they take part in a jousting competition Aug. 21, 2015. The two were taking part in Frontiercade, which is meant to give F.E. Warren Airmen and their families a day of games, sports and free food before the start of the new school year. (U.S. Air Force photos by R.J. Orie)
U.S. Soldiers with the 75th Ranger Regiment conduct a training raid at the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany during exercise Swift Response 15, Aug. 26, 2015. Swift Response 15 is the U.S. Army’s largest combined airborne training event in Europe since the end of the Cold War. More than 4,800 service members from 11 NATO nations – including Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States – will take part in the exercise on training areas in Bulgaria, Germany, Italy and Romania, Aug. 17-Sept. 13, 2015. Swift Response 15 is designed to integrate multiple allied nations’ crisis response forces into a cohesive team and demonstrate the combined ability to rapidly deploy and operate in support of maintaining a strong and secure Europe. To learn more about Swift Response, visit the U.S. Army Europe homepage at www.eur.army.mil. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Markus Rauchenberge)
Brig. Gen. Helen G. Pratt (left), Marine Corps University president and commanding general of Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserves and Marine Forces North, salutes during the pass in review of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, and Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Aug. 28, 2015, on Parris Island, SC. Pratt was the parade reviewing official of the graduation ceremony for Alpha and Oscar Companies. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Vanessa Austin)
(Aug. 27, 2015) - Navy Diver 2nd Class David Savell enters the water from Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51) to conduct scuba diving operations in support of a Defense Personnel Accounting Agency (DPAA) mission in the Northern Adriatic Sea. Divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 and mariners from Grasp, assigned to Commander, Task Force 68, are supporting DPAA for the recovery of U.S. Airmen who have been MIA since their B-24 Bomber was shot down while departing Italy in 1945. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Joseph Harris)

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