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September 2016

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June 24, 2016 - A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral, Florida, enforces a safety and security zone during a rocket launch off the coast of Cape Canaveral. The Coast Guard helps provide safety and security services for launches out of the Kennedy Space Center. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto)
August 10, 2016 - Participants at Ohio Military Kids Camp Kelleys Island, a camp for children of military service members, form the shape of the American flag to welcome VIP visitors at Kelleys Island, Ohio. The annual weeklong camp is a partnership between The Ohio State University Extension's 4-H Youth Development Program, the USO and the Ohio National Guard Family Readiness and Warrior Support Program. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden)
Fort Bragg, NC (May 25, 2016) - U.S. Army Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division perform a 21 gun salute as part of a memorial ceremony that involved combat boots representing fallen United States service members who are honored as part of a large memorial formation as shown by the insert top left. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Hubert D. Delany III)
August 18, 2016 - Cpl. Richard J. Moye, left, a rifleman, and Lance Cpl. Michael J. Aaron, right, a rifleman, conduct a tactical shore insertion off the coast of Noumea, New Caledonia. The Marines are in New Caledonia participating in a French Nautical Commando Course which consists of various water survival and tactical training. The course is a part of Exercise AmeriCal 16, a bilateral training exercise designed to enhance mutual combat capabilities and improve relations between the U.S. Marine Corps and the French Armed Forces. Moye, from Pensacola, Florida, and Aaron from Grand Ronde, Oregon, are with Marine Rotational Force – Darwin. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Carlos Cruz Jr.)
September 2, 2016 - Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens, and wife Theresa, are piped ashore during his Change of Office & Retirement Ceremony. Stevens served as the 13th MCPON for four years, and was relieved by FLTCM Steven Giordano. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martin L. Carey)
Westhampton Beach, NY - USAF Pararescuemen and Combat Rescue Officers (also known as PJ's and CRO's, respectively, conduct training jumps from the back of a C-17 Globemaster over FS Gabreski ANG on August 30, 2016. The C-17, having flown from McChord Field, dropped rescue personnel several times throughout the day. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air National Guard by Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Muncy)
August 24, 2016 - A U.S. Army soldier advances and fires at enemy combatants during a field training exercise at Fort Bragg, NC. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull)
September 4, 2016 - U.S. Marine Sgt. Jesse Haney, an antitank missileman with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, teaches boys community about the MK-19 Grenade Launcher, during a static display demonstration at Los Angeles Fleet Week in San Pedro, California. Los Angeles Fleet Week is an event designed to showcase the capabilities of the Navy-Marine Corps team to L.A. residents, and an opportunity for members of the sea services to meet and thank the community for its support. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ricardo Hurtado)
September 6, 2016 - The guided missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) departs for sea. The Sterett is homeported at Naval Base San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alexander Perlman)
September 9, 2016 - A bunker display rests on a stage during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony held at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. The ceremony was held to honor and remember all the lives lost during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)
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The Never Forget 9/11/11 collage are photos taken within days of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York and Pentagon on September 11, 2001. (Image created by USA Patriotism! on September 11, 2016)
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, listen along with others to President Barack Obama speaking during an observance ceremony at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2016 ... honoring the memory of those who died 15 years ago in the terrorist attacks on 9/11/01. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
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September 12, 2016 - Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Rodriguez, a crew member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous, reunites with his son Cacen, 1, and wife, Jordyn Rodriguez after returning home to St. Petersburg, Florida. The cutter returned after an 8-week Joint Interagency Task Force-South patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson)
September 12, 2016 - U.S. Army Pfc. Toni Boddie and Staff Sgt. Leonard Sims, infantrymen assigned to 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Minnesota Army National Guard, pull security as Montenegrin army soldiers from the 1st Infantry Unit, Montenegro Armed Forces, cross a bridge during react to contact drills as part of exercise Immediate Response 16 held at the Croatian Armed Forces training area of Slunj, Croatia. Immediate Response 16 is a multinational, brigade-level command post exercise utilizing computer-assisted simulations and field training exercises spanning two countries, Croatia and Slovenia. The exercise occurs Sept. 9-23, 2016, and includes more than 1,900 Soldiers and security forces from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Opal Vaughn)
September 11, 2016 - Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Nashville salute during a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee. Marine Week Nashville is a chance to reconnect with our Marines, sailors, veterans and their families from different generations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cristian Ricardo)
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September 14, 2016 - U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron Two (CRS-2) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 conduct underwater-unmanned vehicle (UUV) operations from a Mark VI Patrol Boat for expeditionary mine counter measures during Valiant Shield 2016 in Santa Rita, Guam. Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez)
September 11, 2016 - U.S. Air Force Airman Virginia Davis, from the 919th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, carries an American flag up a flight of stairs while wearing her firefighter gear during a 9/11 memorial stair climb event at Duke Field, Florida. The 24-hour climb began at 8:46 a.m. with the 919th Special Operations Wing commander walking the flag up the outside stairwell of the base’s billeting facility. Wing Airmen took turns walking the flag up and down the stairwell the entire day until it was delivered to a firefighter and security forces color guard at 8:46 a.m. the next morning for a 9/11 remembrance ceremony. More than 115 Airmen carried the flag throughout the day and night for a total of more than 207,000 steps. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sam King)
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September 16, 2016 - Indiana National Guard Sgt. Ruben Valdes shows his son, Isaac, the cockpit of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at the Shelbyville Armory. Valdes is one of approximately 100 Hoosier citizen-soldiers with the 38th Infantry Division’s combat aviation brigade who are deploying to the Balkans in support of Kosovo Force. The soldiers will assist in stability operations to provide a safe and secure environment that helps with the international humanitarian effort. (Indiana National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Lowry)
September 6, 2016 - U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Byrd, dog handler, Provost Marshall's Office, K9 Section, Marine Corps Base, Camp Smedley D. Butler, catches Military Working Dog Bbutler while decoying as an aggressor during training aboard Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan. MWD's are trained to subdue or intimidate suspects before having to use lethal force; they are also used for detecting explosives, narcotics, and other harmful materials. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Allison Lotz)
September 18, 2016 - Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) fires a NATO Sea Sparrow surface-to-air missile to intercept a remote-controlled drone as part of Valiant Shield 2016 (VS16). VS16 is a biennial, U.S.-only, field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging unity at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, is operating in the Philippine Sea in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan)
September 17, 2016 - Thousands of people from Wichita Falls and neighboring communities attend the 75th Anniversary Open House and Air Show Celebration on Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. The celebration had numerous performers such as the Tora Tora Tora Pearl Harbor reenactment, the Air Force Wings of Blue, skydiver Dana Bowman, Viper Air Show jet car and solo demo, Randy Ball’s Mig 17 and Vietnam T-37 demo, Kent Pietsch Jelly Belly comedy air act, Texas Raiders B-17 WWII demo, Freedom Flyers P-51 WWII demo, and the world-famous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese)
September 19, 2016 - Members of the Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard carry the casket of Dorothy Kurtz, member of the Coast Guard Women's Reserve also known as Semper Paratus Always Ready, to her final resting place at Venice Memorial Gardens, Venice, Florida. Dorothy Kurtz (inset image above coffin) was one of the first women to serve in the Coast Guard as a SPAR during World War II from 1943 to 1946. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse and inset photo by Coast Guard)
Sergeant William Stevens, Staff Sergeant Jimel Fraser, Private First Class Alex Compere and Senior Airman Joe Lara, all members of Joint Task Force Empire Shield patrol inside the Oculus at the World Trade Center on September 21, 2016 following the recent bombings in Manhattan and New Jersey. (US Air National Guard by Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Muncy)
September 22, 2016 - U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 307th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division compete in the Waal River Crossing Competition at Fort Bragg, NC. The competition honors and commemorates the 72nd anniversary when engineers assisted the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment made five trips across the Waal River in canvas boats, under heavy enemy fire, using only helmets and rifles as paddles during Operation Market Garden in World War II. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Anthony Hewitt)
September 21, 2016 - Lance Cpl. Patrick Butner, machinegunner with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, attached to 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, mans an M240B machine gun position while participating in an exercise to secure Orote Airfield on U.S. Naval Base Guam during Exercise Valiant Shield. VS16 is a biennial field exercise with a primary focus on interoperability and integration of joint training among U.S. forces. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Johnson)
September 22, 2016 -  Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Jeremy Rowe-Boyce rings a bell in honor of the fallen service members of 2016 during the Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members ceremony on Naval Air Station North Island. At least 40 bells rang throughout Navy Region Southwest in honor and remembrance of fallen service members and gold star families left behind. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kryzentia Weiermann)
September 13, 2016 - A B-1B Lancer, escorted by F-16 Fighting Falcons, performs a flyover over Osan Air Base, South Korea. The flyover highlighted the close cooperation between American and South Korean military forces that keeps them ready to respond at any time to threats to stability and security. The B-1s are currently assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dillian Bamman)
September 9, 2016 - Military children and their families were treated to a live Sesame Street show hosted by the USO at Building AS-4000 on Marine Corps Air Station New River. The Sesame Street/USO experience was designed to help families deal with the many challenges of military life including frequent moves. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ned Johnson)
August 11, 2016 - Soldiers with the 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment participate in a demonstration at Fort Hood, Texas. The detachment is the largest horse detachment in the Army. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)
August 30, 2016 - Collage of a remembrance ceremony for two fallen Reserve Marines, Sgt. Maj. Michael S. Curtin and Gunnery Sgt. Matthew D. Garvey, from their unit at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, NY ... Top Left - A Marine Corps rifle detail from Brooklyn’s 6th Communication Battalion firing three rifle volleys ... Top Right - Marine Corps color guard from Brooklyn’s 6th Communication Battalion retiring the colors ... Bottom Left - Members of the New York Police Department Emerald Society perform the Marines’ Hymn ... Bottom Right ... Fellow Marines from Brooklyn’s 6th Communication Battalion standing at attention ...  Sgt. Maj. Michael S. Curtin and Gunnery Sgt. Matthew D. Garvey, first responders with the city’s police fire departments, lost their lives at the World Trade Center on 9/11. To honor their memory, Marine Corps Reserve Center Brooklyn dedicated the Curtin Garvey Complex and a 9/11 monument made partially with steel from the World Trade Center. The remembrance ceremony was held in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Centennial, celebrating 100 years of service and selfless dedication to the nation. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Ian Leones)

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