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USA Patriotism! wishes all Americans a wonderful, successful, and healthy 2019 ... with special best wishes for our beloved country's brave, honorable troops and first responders! (Image created by USA Patriotism!)The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10), transits the Chukchi Sea in the Arctic during late-December 2020. The 44-year-old heavy icebreaker is underway to project power and support national security objectives throughout Alaskan waters and into the Arctic, including along the Maritime Boundary Line between the United States and Russia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham.)The Yorktown Battlefield is part of Colonial National Historical Park in Virginia. It was the final major battle of the American Revolutionary War in 1781 and where British General Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington. (Image created by USA Patriotism! with U.S. National Park Service photos.)December 30, 2020 - The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and 25th Infantry Division Artillery units worked alongside sister force, the U.S. Marine Corps, in an exercise called Operation Wardog Kila for a joint live-fire exercise at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Sgt. Sarah D. Sangster.)December 23, 2020 - A U.S. Marines Corps color guard with Marine Wing Communications Squadron (MWCS) 18 present the colors to Lt. Col. Kwabena K. Gyimah, the commanding officer of MWCS-18, during a unit re-designation and activation ceremony at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gerardo W. Cano)December 30 , 2020 - A U.S. Army solider with 25th Combat Aviation Brigade prepares to fire his rifle during Operation Wardog Kila at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sarah D. Sangster)January 1, 2021 - U.S. Navy Lt. Joseph Bayo operates as arresting gear officer as an F/A-18F Super Hornet, from the "Fighting Redcocks" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22, approaches the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) to provide close-air support to Operation Octave Quartz (OOQ). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Elliot Schaudt)Fireworks brighten the clear night sky at the top of Pikes Peak as seen from an Air Force Thunderbird Jet display at the U.S. Air Force Academy a few minutes past midnight on January 1, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force Academy by photo Trevor Cokley.)December 27, 2020 - Crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) guide a U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to land on the Stone’s flight deck off the coast of Florida. The helicopter crew performed multiple training operations with the crew of the Stone. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower)The scenes of Fort McHenry ... now a National Monument and Historic Shrine (FOMC) ... should remind all Americans of its valiant defense during the Battle of Baltimore on September 13-14, 1814 ... that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words that became the U.S. national anthem. The fort's history holds many other stories too ... from the Civil War to World War II. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photos by Fort McHenry NMHS staff.)
January 4, 2021 - Recruits with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conduct heavy lifting log drills at U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. Drill instructors motivated the recruits to push themselves to get the most out of their workout. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Brooke C. Woods.)January 9, 2021 - Soldiers with U.S. Army 40th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, conduct an obstacle course during a Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development (NCOPD) session near Camp Buehring, Kuwait. NCOPD allows senior NCO's to discuss their experiences with subordinate leaders. 2ABCT is deployed to southwest Asia in support of Operation Spartan Shield. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Michael West.)January 11, 2021 - The Virginia-class submarine USS North Dakota (SSN 784) arrives at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut with the sailors being greeted by happy family members. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Chief Petty Officer Joshua Karsten.)January 8, 2020 - U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 493rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit attaches an air intercept missile to an F-15C Eagle during the quarterly load crew competition at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The performance of each load crew is meticulously graded by an evaluator and points are deducted for technical, reliability and proficiency errors. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte.)January 14, 2021 - A crewmember of Coast Guard Cutter Resolute (WMEC-620) greets his tail wagging dog after departing the ship upon its return from a 42-day patrol in the Caribbean. Resolute rescued 110 migrants who were repatriated back to Cap Haitian, Haiti, and conducted numerous at-sea transfers of contraband and detainees with other U.S. Coast Guard and Navy surface assets ensuring timely disposition of numerous cases. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Villa Rodriguez)The border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas is completed on January 5, 2021 ... as its final section is added with Old Glory proudly on it. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from photo by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Public Affairs - Visual Communications Division.)A spectacular view of the sunlit High Peaks of Pinnacles National Park under the clear blue sky from the 6.4 mile loop High Peaks Trail located near Paicines, California. The popular year-round accessible trail is recommended for experienced hikers. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Beth Hudick.)The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., an African-American clergyman, is considered a great American because of his tireless efforts to win civil rights for all people through nonviolent means. Since his assassination in 1968, memorial services have marked his birthday on January 15. In 1986, that day was replaced by the third Monday of January, which was declared a national holiday. (Image with the American flag background created by USA Patriotism!)January 14-15, 2020 - Recruits with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion take on the Crucible at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. The activities shown in the collage are Marines conducting martial arts techniques and a variety of obstacles. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Gunnery Sgt. Tyler Hlava.)At least 25,000 U.S. National Guard soldiers and airmen conduct security, communication and logistical missions in support of federal and district authorities leading up and through the 59th Presidential Inauguration of Joe Biden on January 20, 2021. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air National Guard photos by Sgt. 1st Class R.J. Lannom Jr. and Staff Sgt. Bryan Myhr.)
anuary 21, 2021 - Joe Biden takes the oath of office administered by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts ... becoming the 46th President of the United States. (Image created by USA Patriotism!)January 14, 2021 - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) fires its 'Old Glory' Mark 45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise portion of Exercise Atlas Handshake in the Atlantic Ocean. Porter, forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its ninth patrol in the U.S. 6th fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Damon Grosvenor.)January 6, 2021 - U.S. Air Force military working dog handlers Sergeant Angel Trejo and Sergeant Colton Grimm interact with their dogs as they sniff search for a hidden explosive aid during training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Handlers train their dogs to detect the odor and presence of explosives to prepare them for force protection and anti-terrorism operations. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Sarah Goldblum.)January 21, 2021 - The commissioning crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141) stands proudly on the ship's decks at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Virginia shortly after it was commissioned into service at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Stanton.)Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on Cockspur Island between Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia. It preserves Fort Pulaski after the Confederate Army surrendered it during the Civil War to the Union Army due to its successful testing of rifled cannon in 1862, as shown in the bottom scene viewed from the south. The cannon barrage success rendered brick fortifications obsolete. Fort Pulaski was also used as a prisoner-of-war camp.(Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photos.)January 22, 2021 - U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Anthony Depalma, an anti-tank missileman with 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, fires a Javelin Man-Portable Anti-Tank Missile with fellow Marines observing at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan. Marines honed their tactical skills during Joint Exercise Littoral Strike, the culminating event for Fuji Viper 21.2. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Savannah Mesimer.)January 20, 2021 - Spc. Jarrod Thomas (top right) and Cpl. Dalton Palmer (top left), both Snipers with 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conduct a two-man sniper team mission during a movement, cover, and concealment training exercise at Fort Hood, Texas. Bottom scenes ... Spc. Jarrod Thomas (left) scopes in on an enemy and Cpl. Dalton Palmer (right) looks to spot the enemy. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Sgt. Calab Franklin.)January 22, 2021 – Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Nieshia Sledge, assigned to the security department on U.S. Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia, recites the oath of reenlistment with Capt. R. Wade Blizzard, the commanding officer of NSF Diego Garcia, during a reenlistment ceremony. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Mariterese Merrique.)January 17, 2021 - A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress flies over an undisclosed location of the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility during a bomber task force mission. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor Harrison.)January 24, 2021 - A Falcon 9 rocket carrying SpaceX's Transporter-1 payload launches from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. The Falcon 9 carried 143 spacecraft into orbit, marking a new global record for the most spacecraft launched at once. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photo by Guardian First Class Thomas Sjoberg.)
The powerful new Deep Space Station 56 antenna has been added to the NASA Space Communications and Navigation’s Deep Space Network, which connects NASA to the space robots exploring our solar system. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA/JPL-Caltech courtesy photo.)January 26, 2020 - The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma (WMEC 908) crew prepares to moor at their homeport in Kittery, Maine after conducting 28 at-sea law enforcement boardings and responding to three search and rescue cases resulting in nine lives saved during their 58-day patrol. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Amanda Wyrick)January 31, 2021 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews assigned to Air and Marine Operations (AMO), Miami Air and Marine Branch patrol the airspace over Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida in advance of Super Bowl LV. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from CBP photo by Jerry Glaser.)Majestic aerial view of Lower Twin Lake nestled behind the rust colored Neacola Mountainsin the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by T. Vaughn.)January 28, 2021 - U.S. Marines with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conduct a helicopter raid on Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cody Rowe.)February. 1, 2021 - U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct an airborne operation after exiting a U.S. Air Force 86th Air Wing C-130 Hercules aircraft at Frida Drop Zone, Pordenone, Italy with snow covered mountains in the background. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army Contingency Response Force in Europe, capable of projecting ready forces anywhere in the U.S. European, Africa or Central Commands' areas of responsibility.(Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Paolo Bovo.)February 4, 2021 - A Naval Submarine Base New London harbor patrol boat participates in a small boat attack drill in support of Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2021. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tristan B. Lotz.)January 28, 2021 - Defenders with the U.S. Air Force 736th Security Forces Squadron conduct urban-combat during Pacific Defender 21-1 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Amir R. Young.)February 4, 2021 - The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL-756) and a Navy P-8 Poseidon aircrew search for a missing mariner off Guam. The mariner attempted to swim to a nearby fishing vessel from the fishing vessel Miyamaru No. 18. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball courtesy photo.)A steaming view of the Devils Kitchen hydrothermal area with Hot Springs Creek flowing through it at Lassen Volcanic National Park. Devil's Kitchen is full of fumaroles and mudpots. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service.)
February 4, 2021 - U.S. Marines assigned to 3d Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, fire a M777A2 155mm Howitzer during Artillery Relocation Training Program 20.4 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon.)January 28, 2021 - NASA Astronaut Victor Glover works to ready the International Space Station's port-side truss structure for future solar array upgrades during his first spacewalk. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA courtesy photo.)February 9, 2021 - The Idaho National Guard hosted a memorial in honor of Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jesse Anderson, Chief Warrant Officer 3 George “Geoff” Laubhan and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew Peltzer. The three pilots were killed on February 2, 2021 when their UH-60 Black Hawk crashed outside of Boise, Idaho. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Guard photos by Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur and Thomas Alvarez.)February 8, 2021 - DARPA's LongShot program, which is developing an air-launched unmanned air vehicle (UAV) with the ability to employ multiple air-to-air weapons is in its preliminary Phase I design work. The objective is to develop a novel UAV that can significantly extend engagement ranges, increase mission effectiveness, and reduce the risk to manned aircraft. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from artist's illustrated concept of LongShot UAV courtesy of DARPA.)February 11, 2021 - U.S. Army paratroopers from C Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment capture an escaping opposing force soldier after a successful attack on the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility in the Donnelly Training Area under cold, snow covered condition in association with Exercise Arctic Warrior 21. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by John Pennell.)February 12, 2021 – U.S. Navy Lt. Travis Boller signals the launch of an an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Golden Warriors” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87, on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Faith McCollum.)February 5, 2021 - Two U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 335th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) prepare to take off at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bryan Guthrie.)February 11, 2021 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay, a 140-foot bay-class icebreaking tug, breaks ice on the Hudson River in support of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters, which is the Coast Guard's effort to keep waterways clear of ice during the winter months. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo illustration by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Pappaly.)A stunning, awe inspiring view of Denali, North America’s tallest mountain at 20,310 feet, towering above smaller mountains haloed by clouds under the blue sky of Alaska. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)February 17, 2021 - A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force Europe 21.1 (MRF-E), Marine Forces Europe and Africa, participates in a snowmobile night training event in Setermoen, Norway. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Patrick King.)
February 17, 2021 - Vice Adm. Samuel Paparo, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces fires a U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams tank during a visit with U.S. Army soldiers from 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division near Camp Buehring, Kuwait. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by  Staff Sgt. Michael West.)February 4, 2021 - The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka after completing a homeport change from San Diego, Calif., to join U.S. 7th Fleet. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler R. Fraser.)U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron fly alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during exercise Cope North 21 near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Duncan C. Bevan.)February 18, 2021 - The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returns to its homeport in Portsmouth, Virginia after conducting a 71-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean waters in support of counter-narcotics operations in the Western Hemisphere to disrupt transnational crime organizations. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward Wargo.)February 17, 2021 - U.S. Department of Homeland Security agents seize millions of counterfeit N95 masks, preventing them from reaching hospital workers and first responders. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement photos by Charles Reed.)An amazing sunset view of Aquarius Plateau with the stunning Thor formation and nature's other wonderful formations viewed from Sunset Point at Bryce Canyon National Park. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)February 23, 2021 - A U.S. Marine with Kilo Company, Marine Rotational Force Europe 21.1 (MRF-E), Marine Forces Europe and Africa, provides suppressive fire during a live-fire range under snow cold conditions in Setermoen, Norway. Kilo Company was the second element to conduct the live-fire range in preparation for upcoming company live-fire training. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Patrick King.)February 24, 2021 - A U.S. Army Paratrooper assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, engages pop-up targets with an M240B machine gun alongside his spotter during marksmanship training under Covid-19 prevention conditions at Cao Malnisio Range in Pordenone, Italy. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Davide Dalla Massara.)February 26, 2021 - The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) pulls into San Diego. Nimitz, part of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, returned to Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island after a more than 10-month deployment to U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by MC1 David Mora, MC3 Cheyenne Geletka, and MC3 Class Alison Hummel.)February 25, 2021 - Pararescue Airmen assigned to the 38th Rescue Squadron carry a wounded Airman during a simulated rescue mission at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes.)
February 26, 2021  - Coast Guard veteran Marvin Spitzer waves the American flag during his 100th birthday celebration drive-by parade in Boston. Spitzer served as cook at Coast Guard Station Cape Cod Canal from 1943-1944. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Amanda Wyrick.)A spectacular, memorable view of the bright snow on top of two glaciers contrasting with the rustic colored mountains they are carving through with many more rugged peaks in the background under the partly cloudy blue sky at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)February 27, 2021 - A U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), flies alongside the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25), during a Bab el-Mandeb Strait transit. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brendan Mullin.)March 2, 2021 - A paratrooper from 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division (Spartan Brigade) executes a parachute landing fall covered with snow during an airborne operation into Malemute Drop Zone, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Maj. Jason Welch.)March 4, 2021 - U.S. Navy Cmdr. Eric Reeves (blue T-45C Goshawk jet aircraft) relinquishes command of the "Sabrehawks" of Training Squadron (VT) 86 to U.S. Navy Cmdr. George Zintak (red T-45C) during an aerial change of command ceremony above Pensacola, Florida. VT-86 conducts undergraduate strike naval flight officer training for the Navy, Marine Corps, and select international military partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Scott Janik)February 11, 2021 - U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Haines, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, rings the ceremonial bell during a memorial service at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Kadena firefighters held an annual memorial service for a fallen firefighter, Airman 1st Class Derek Kozorosky, who died in 2011. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa.)March 4, 2021 - U.S. Coast Guard Survival Technicians at Air Station Traverse City conduct ice rescue training with a  MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter near Houghton, Michigan. In addition to their well-known duties as rescue swimmers, aviation survival technicians also are experts in maintaining and deploying rescue and survival gear. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John Masson.)A beautiful nature's view of the blue waters of Lake Michigan from the North Bar Lake overlook on the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)February 27, 2021 - U.S. Marines with 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire a stinger launch simulator from a Mark VI patrol boat during a live-fire exercise in the Philippine Sea. This training event was the first time a stinger launch simulator has been fired from a Mark VI patrol boat. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Brienna Tuck.)March 9, 2021 - U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the Dog Company,1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct several combat activities (moving toward an objective, sniper target engagement, rifle ready building entry, and fire a TOW missile) during Eagle Sokol 21 at Pocek Range in Postonja, Slovenia, under Covid-19 prevention conditions. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Paolo Bovo, TSAE.)
March 09, 2021 - Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Dakota L. Love, a military working dog (MWD) handler, with her MWD Rocky after a training exercise held at the dog kennel onboard Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Rafael Avelar.)March 10, 2021 - USAFA Cadets participate in several of the 12 contests during the 63rd edition of the annual U.S. Air Force Academy’s Wing Open Boxing Championships in Clune Arena. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force Academy photos by Trevor Cokley.)March 10, 2021 - The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) offloads approximately 7,500 pounds of seized cocaine and marijuana in San Diego. The drugs, worth an estimated $126.7 million, were seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean between January and February representing 10 suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America by the following Coast Guard and Navy ships. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Brahm.)A dynamic view of Bristlecone pine groves, high up in the mountains of Great Basin National Park under a wondrous starlit night sky. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Kelly Carroll.)March 8, 2021 - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kevin Ackernecht with 2d Reconnaissance Battalion (Recon Bn.), 2d Marine Division, fires an M40A6 sniper rifle on range G-21, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. 2d Recon Bn. and Dutch Marines with 32nd Raiding Squadron, utilized the range for sniper training during Exercise Caribbean Urban Warrior, a bilateral training evolution which increased interoperability between the two countries in various environments. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline Parsons.)March 16, 2021 - U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the Dog Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, treat a simulated casualty as a part of a life saving exercise as part of Eagle Sokol 21 at Pocek Range in Postonja, Slovenia under Covid-19 prevention conditions. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Paolo Bovo.)March 16, 2021 - Cmdr. Tin Tran, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), Capt. Chase Sargeant, commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, and other crewmembers observe as John S. McCain’s 5-inch gun fires at an unmanned aerial vehicle during a counter unmanned aerial strike training exercise. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeremy Graham.)March 11, 2021 - U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Turner, Commander, 40th Flight Test Squadron, and Lt. Col. Jacob Lindaman, Commander, 85th Test & Evaluation Squadron, deliver the first F-15EX to its new home station, Eglin AFB, Florida. Squadron aircrews and testers will work together to complete the combined developmental and operational testing simultaneously. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John McRell)March 13, 2021 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca's crew prepares the ship's 26-foot Over the Horizon small boat to be launched for Living Marine Resources Fisheries boardings at an undisclosed location off the U.S east coast. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Miller.)Nature's beauty abounds as the majestic snow coated Mount Rainier reflects in a small lake at the top of the Tatoosh Range with a clear blue sky above. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)
March 16, 2021 - A camouflaged sniper with 3d Battalion, 3d Marines prepares to fire at a target during exercise Cast Away 21.1 on near Okinawa, Japan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Nicholas Royer.)March 18, 2021 - U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to Legion Company, 1-503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade live-fire M240 machine guns during long range marksmanship as part of Eagle Pangea in the Italian Army Capo Teulada Major Training Area on the island of Sardinia, Italy. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Elena Baladelli.)March 20, 2021 - The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) fires a rolling airframe missile (RAM) during a live-fire exercise. Ashland is currently assigned to Task Force 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Madysson Anne Ritter.)Medal of Honor medals for the Air Force, Army, and Navy / Marines (Image created by USA Patriotism!)March 5, 2021 - U.S. Air Force Academy Gymnastics' Cam Barber performs on the balance beam with Old Glory in the background during a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Dual against San Jose State at the Academy's West Gym in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Air Force defeated San Jose. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Trevor Cokley.)March 23, 2021 - The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro gather in formation behind seized contraband during a drug offload in Alameda, California. Munro is one of four National Security Cutters homeported in Alameda. March 23, 2021 - The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro gather in formation behind seized contraband during a drug offload in Alameda, California. The crew was responsible for nine interdictions, seizing approximately 10,200 pounds of cocaine and 11,450 pounds of marijuana. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon)The majestic iconic Washington Monument is located at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and is walking distance to the White House, Capitol Building, and Supreme Court along with most of the other memorials and many of the museums. (Image created by USA Patriotism! using photos by Carol M. Highsmith, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.)March 17, 2021 - U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Danny McDonald proudly stands after receiving the Navy and Marine Corps (NMC) Medal from U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Frank Donovan, the Commanding General of 2d Marine Division, during an award ceremony at Camp Lejeune, NC. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Elijah Abernathy.)March 25, 2021- U.S. Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173 Airborne Brigade, participate in a live-fire exercise at 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Kevin Sterling Payne.)March 28, 2021 – The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), front, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), center right, the Indian Navy Shivalik-class guided-missile frigate INS Shivalik (F47), right, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59), sail in formation at an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brandon Richardson.)
March 10, 2021 - A F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 49th Wing at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico fires an AIM-9M Sidewinder during training and evaluation at Weapons System Evaluation Program-East at Tyndall AFB, Florida. Weapons System Evaluation Programs are held to evaluate air-to-ground and air-to-air weapons systems on behalf of Air Combat Command. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Savanah Bray.)March 25, 2021 - A team from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy took first place at the Sanremo International Institute of Humanitarian Law Competition for Military Academies. The competition is an annual, weeklong event that brings cadets from military academies throughout the world to work together in multinational teams to solve complex problems that arise before, during, and after a simulated armed conflict. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Hunter Medley.) March 17, 2021 - Temporary processing facility in Donna, Texas, safely processes family units and unaccompanied alien children (UACs) encountered and in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol. The facility bolsters processing capacity in the RGV while the permanent Centralized Processing Center in McAllen is renovated. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo by Jaime Rodriguez Sr., PA - VCD.)April 1, 2021 - The artist rendering shows NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft lifting off from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39B for the Artemis I mission ... an uncrewed test flight that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA graphic/photo by Chad Siwik.)A scenic view of False Klamath Cove from Yurok Loop Trail located in the North Coast region of California, mostly in Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park apart from the southern tip ... which is part of Redwood National Park.(Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)March 31, 2021 - Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 366 maneuver a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter over the desert at Marine Air-Ground Combat Center, California. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by 2nd Lt. Hudson E. Sadler.)March 27, 2021 - U.S. Army Jungle School Students conduct a waterborne operation on day six of Jungle Operations Training Course (JOTC) at East Range, Hawaii. Senior leaders and Soldiers across the U.S. Army attend JOTC in order to familiarize and certify themselves with jungle operation tactics, techniques, and procedures required to fight, win, and survive within any tropical jungle environment. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by 1st Lt. Angelo Mejia.)April 7, 2021 – Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 and the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) fly above the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is on deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dartañon D. De La Garza.)The Air Force’s newest fighter, the F-15EX Eagle II, was revealed and named during a ceremony on April 7, 2012 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The aircraft will be the first Air Force aircraft to be tested and fielded from beginning to end, through combined developmental and operational tests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)April 7, 2021 - The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert (WMEC 127) and its crew return to homeport in Astoria, Oregon following a 63-day patrol that began in early February. The cutter and crew patrolled off the coast of Mexico and in the vicinity of the United States-Mexico Maritime Boundary Line enforcing international laws and treaties to disrupt illegal narcotics and migrant smuggling. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham.)
March 25, 2021 - U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Omar Jones IV (center left), commanding general, U.S. Army Military District of Washington; and Medal of Honor Recipients U.S. Army 1st Lt. Brain Thacker (center) and U.S. Navy Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers, Jr. (center right) render honors during an Army Full Honors Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in honor of Medal of Honor Day at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery.)A scenic view of the Porcelain Basin in the Norris Geyser Basin area, the hottest geyser basin in the Yellowstone National Park. The milky color of the mineral deposited here inspired the naming of Porcelain Basin. The mineral, siliceous sinter, is brought to the surface by hot water and forms a "sheet" over this flat area as the water flows across the ground and the mineral settles out. (Photo by USA Patriotism!)April 10, 2021 - U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Christopher Juarez, light armored reconnaissance Marine, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, simulates a tactical combat casualty receiving immediate care during the Motorized Fire and Movement Exercise, a sub event of Integrated Training Exercise 3-21 at MCAGCC, Twentynine Palms, California. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Colton Brownlee.)April 12, 2021 - Sniper teams from across the United States travel to Fort Benning, Georgia, to compete in the U.S. Army Best Sniper Competition ... to identify the best sniper team from around the Army. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Markeith Horace, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs.)April 13, 2021 - A U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, attached to the “Black Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) Squadron 4, conducts a flight maneuver during a live-fire training exercise near Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon. Air Wing Fallon is part of the predeployment training cycle for Navy's carrier air wings. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan M. Breeden)April 14, 2021 - U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Shayne Mooney, Explosive Ordinance Disposal technician, operates the Man Transportable Robot System Increment II (MTRS II) during field training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The two bottom scenes show the MTSR II removing a simulated pressure plate and traveling down steps. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Jason Wilkinson.)April 13, 2021 - Coast Guard canine Kyra and her handler Petty Officer 1st Class Clinton Stone, members of Maritime Safety and Security Team Los Angeles/Long Beach, are being lowered from an Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter during training in San Francisco Bay. Hoist training allows the canine and their handler to get comfortable working in and around aircraft. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon.)April 16, 2021 - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen as it is raised into a vertical position on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Crew-2 mission at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA photo by Aubrey Gemignani.)The beautiful colors of the Painted Hills area will change with the position of the sun, last rainfall, temperature, and etc. This sunny blue sky scenic view was taken after rainfall the night before. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from photo by Bonnie Moreland.)April 7, 2021 - U.S. Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, disembark rifle ready from an amphibious combat vehicle (ACV) joining fellow Marines in the background during an urban terrain training (UTT) simulation to improve capabilities between infantry units and combat support units. The UTT is part of an integrated training exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell.)
April 19, 2021 - 1st Lt. Alastair Keys (left) and 1st Lt. Vince Palkowski (right), assigned to U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment, raise their awarded pistols to the sky as becoming 2021 Best Rangers on Fort Benning, Georgia. The David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition is a three-day competition that pits the military's best two-person Ranger teams against each other as they compete for the title of Best Ranger. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Spc. Christian Simmons.)April 19, 2021 - A MV-22B Osprey assigned to Air Test and Evaluation (HX) Squadron 21 of Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland prepares to land aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy’s (T-AH 19) flight deck with night lights aglow. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg.)April 21, 2021 - Airman 1st Class Anthony Decamp, 25th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, clears Brig. Gen. David S. Eaglin, Seventh Air Force deputy commander, for flight at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Once preflight checks are complete the crew chief clears the pilot for launch with a salute. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Noah Sudolcan.)April 20, 2021 - Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew offloads approximately 5,500 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $94.6 million, at Base Miami Beach, Miami, Florida. On April 9, 2021 a maritime patrol flight spotted a vessel, and a Tampa law enforcement team interdicted a low profile vessel off the coast of Punta Gallinas, Colombia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Charly Tautfest)April 23, 2022,  5:49 a.m. EDT - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide onboard from Launch Complex 39A at the NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA photo by Aubrey Gemignani.)A colorful scenic view of Badlands National Park from the Norbeck Pass ... a geologically and ecologically significant transition zone between upper and lower prairie environments, separated by the famed Badlands Wall. The park’s scenic road curves gracefully through the Norbeck Pass, as it squeezes in between sharp cliffs of eroded rock. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)April 22, 2021 - U.S. Marines with Apache Company of 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, display their unit flag while conducting live-fire during the Battalion Distributed Operations Course, a subevent of Integrated Training Exercise (ITX), 3-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacquilyn Davis.April 24, 2021 - U.S. Army mortarmen assigned to 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division fire 120mm mortar rounds during a fire mission in support of mounted live-fire lanes at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Alan Brutus.)April 20, 2021 - The Seahawk medium displacement unmanned surface vessel launches for the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem 21 ... that integrates manned and unmanned capabilities into operational scenarios to generate warfighting advantages. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Gooley.)April 27, 2021 - The two person aircrew of a F-15 fire flares in support of Exercise Nexus Dawn, a readiness exercise designed to test the ability of multiple Air Force Reserve and California Air National Guard units to generate, employ and sustain air operations in a simulated combat environment. Reserve Citizen Airmen from Travis, Beale, March, McChord, and McConnell Air Force Bases are participating in the exercise along with Air National Guardsmen from Fresno, Calif. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Senior Airman Maygan Straight.)
April 23, 2021 - The U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class national security cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) and the Italian coast guard Dattilo-class offshore patrol vessel Ubaldo Diciotti (CP 941) conduct simulated search and rescue exercises in the Mediterranean Sea. Hamilton is on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Andrew Breen)A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload launched by team Vandenberg from Space Launch Complex-6 on April 26, 2021 at 1:47 p.m. PDT. The Delta IV Heavy is the largest rocket ever to launch from the West Coast of the United States. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photo by Michael Peterson.)A stunning view of the Black Canyon at the tranquil Lake Mohave that is located south of the Hoover Dam along the Colorado River in the southern end of Lake Mead National Recreation Area. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Andrew Cattoir.)April 29, 2021 - U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, conduct the Capstone exercise associated with the Infantry Marine Course (IMC ) on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Jeremy Laboy.)April 27, 2021 - A  scenic view of the west side of O'ahu, Hawaii as a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk soars above with with Gen. Michael X. Garrett, commanding general of United States Army Forces Command aboard during a visit to the 25th Infantry Division. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Spc. Rachel Christensen, 28th Public Affairs Detachment.)May 2, 2021 - The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, perform during the 2021 Wings Over South Texas Air Show. The 2021 show season is Blue Angels' first year flying the Super Hornet platform as well as the 75th anniversary of the team. (Collage created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Lt. Michelle Tucker.)May 4, 2021 - Scenic view of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, flying next to a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft (not shown) from the 100th Air Refueling Wing above a river flowing through green fields of Latvia under with the blue cloudy sky horizon in the background. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez.)April 18, 2021 - The crew of the Coast Guard Richard Dixon offloaded nearly $20 million in seized cocaine at Coast Guard Base San Juan April 20, 2021. A Coast Guard Cutter MH-60 Jayhawk and the Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark interdicted a drug trafficking vessel in waters north of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, which resulted in the apprehension of three smugglers and the seizure of approximately 1,052 pounds of cocaine. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad)Big Spring in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways is an awesome sight and a geologic wonder. Underground passages carry water from as far as 45 miles away to emerge at the spring with the dissolved limestone giving the spring its color. (U.S. National Park Service photo by Patty Wheatley-Bishop)May 3, 2021 – A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit flies over the mountainous Gulf of Alaska coastal area in support of Northern Edge 2021 (NE21). U.S. service members are participating in a joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces on and above the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, the Gulf of Alaska, and temporary maritime activities area. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brendan Mullin.)
The U.S. Army's Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross-Functional Team (NGCV CFT), after years of experimentation, is planning to roll out an entire family of robotic combat vehicles to boost the firepower of infantry and armored brigade combat teams. (mage created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army poster by Dan Heaton, NGCV CFT.)May 9, 2021 - The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7),  the fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and the Royal Navy landing platform dock ship HMS Albion (L 14) preparing to conduct a replenishment-at-sea as they transit the North Sea. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jessica Kibena.)Audience pleasing demonstrations at 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana in May ... (1) The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds'' perform an aerial maneuver; (2) A Shockwave Jet Truck performs a flaming demonstration; (3) Tora, Tora, Tora - a Commemorative Air Force's recreation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor; and, (4) U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptor flies through clouds. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Pugh.)May 6, 2021 - A crew from Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg on a 29-foot Response Boat – Small II patrols Tampa Bay, Florida. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lisa Ferdinando.)Armed Forces Day & Peace Officers Memorial DayNASA’s Curiosity Mars rover used two different cameras to create a selfie in front of Mont Mercou, a rock outcrop that stands 20 feet (6 meters) tall. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA courtesy photo.)Mather Point, a short walk from the Visitor Center, parking lots and the shuttle bus transit station, is one of the most popular and busiest viewpoints on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. For visitors entering the park on the South Rim, Mather Point is the often the first place to stop and experience spectacular views of the canyon. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by W. Tyson Joye.)May 14, 2021 - Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion practice fire team maneuvers during Basic Warrior Training (BWT) at Paige Field on Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC. BWT is designed to teach the importance of teamwork, working under stress and how to perform well while utilizing small unit leadership. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Dana Beesley and Gunnery Sgt. Tyler Hlava.)May 15, 2021 - Utah National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 222nd Field Artillery participate in a recruiting and family day live-fire artillery demonstration using the M109A6 Paladin at Camp Williams, Utah. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from Utah National Guard photo by Ileen Kennedy.)May 17, 2021 - Sailors aboard a Rigid Inflatable Hull Boat (RHIB) assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) transit the Atlantic Ocean during exercise At-Sea Demo/Formidable Shield. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan T. Beard.)
May 7, 2021 - Retired Lt. Col. Vorry Moon of the Tuskegee Airman "Hooks" Jones Chapter (center) salutes during the playing of the national anthem during a Tuskegee Airman wreath-laying ceremony in the Honor Garden at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado. The annual tribute recognizes how the actions of the Tuskegee Airman changed the Air Force, the military, and the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley)May 19, 2021 - President Joseph R. Biden Jr. delivered the keynote address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy during the 140th Commencement Exercises. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduated 240 new officers along with seven international students. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Thieme.)The Hubble Space Telescope studied an exoplanet that’s grown up to five times the mass of Jupiter over a period of about 5 million years. This illustration of the newly forming exoplanet PDS 70b shows how material may be falling onto the giant world as it builds up mass. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA illustration by Joseph Olmsted, Space Telescope Science Institute - April 20, 2021.)Visitors enjoy water fun in Hozomeen at the northern end of Ross Lake National Recreation Area (NRA) that is the most accessible part of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Deby Dixon.)May 13, 2021 - U.S. Marines with India Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines (BLT 3/5), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), unload off of a combat rubber raiding craft after completing an amphibious raid rehearsal at Kin Blue training area, Okinawa, Japan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace Gerlach.)Approximately 80 soldiers from across the nation participate the 2021 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior/Best Squad Competition at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, May 19-28. It brings in the best Soldiers and squads from across the U.S. Army Reserve to earn the title of “Best Warrior” and “Best Squad” among their peers. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army Reserve photos by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hernandez and Spc. Jamaal Turner Jr.)May 26, 2021 - A U.S. Navy Officer Candidate School (OCS) class 14-21 student, at Officer Training Command, Newport (OTCN), Rhode Island, sounds off while running in place during a Room, Locker and Personnel inspection. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Darwin Lam.)May 27, 2021 - The Rock Island community including First Army Soldiers, civilians, and families, honor those who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice by placing flags at Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois a few days before Memorial Day, a sacred day for remembrance. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Spc. Tyler Morford.)May 27, 2021 - Soldiers from the U.S. Army 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), along with service members from all armed forces service branches, place over 265,000 U.S. flags at every gravesite, columbarium court column, and niche wall column as part of Flags-In at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery.)A solemn reminder about the reason and importance of the sacred national holiday ... Memorial Day ... that honors the fallen ones, who died in the line of service for beloved USA! (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps digital illustration by Lance Cpl. Alexander Ransom.)
Memorial Day - Remember and Honor (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Department of Defense graphic and photo.)May 31, 2021 - An Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet salutes after placing a wreath on one of the monuments honoring fallen service members from Spalding County during Memorial Day ceremonies in Griffin, Georgia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from Georgia National Guard photo by Maj. William Carraway.)On Memorial Day (May 31, 2021) ... USA Patriotism! founder/ owner David Bancroft's young great nephew proudly wears a special baseball jersey with the name of his great, great uncle Bernard Borer and the date (July 13, 1944) he was KIA during WWII in Normandy, France. PVT Borer was the twin brother of David Bancroft's mother, who woke up from a deep sleep knowing/feeling immediately when her brother had become a fallen hero with his squad members ... who paid the ultimate sacrifice when they were ambushed by a hidden German machine gun nest in the thick hedge rows. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from photos provided by David Bancroft.)May 31, 2021 - U.S. Air Force Col. Kurt Wendt, 501st Combat Support Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Keene, 501st CSW command chief, salute their wing’s laid wreath during the Memorial Day ceremony at Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial site, England. The salute is to honor the thousands of U.S. war veterans laid to rest in England. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Hetlage.)May 31, 2021 - Staff at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May hold a Memorial Day observance on base at the Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Timothy Tamargo.)An amazing view of nature's colors from the Point Overlook that is located in the Shenandoah National Park. The Point Overlook sunrise and sunset views are must sees too. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)The Tough Beach Watercolor by Navy Combat Artist Dwight Shepler, 1944, showing German artillery fire hitting U.S. forces on Omaha Beach, during the Normandy invasion on D-Day - June 6, 1944. In the foreground is USS LCI(L)-93, aground and holed. She was lost on this occasion. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy official photograph courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.)June 2, 2021 - U.S. Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon perform at the Pro Football Hall of Fame,an exhilarating museum and attraction that pays tribute to the talents and triumphs of pro football’s greatest legends. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is located in Canton, Ohio. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine photo by Cpl. Nello Miele.)June 6, 2021 - A Bradley Fighting Vehicle with 1st Battalion, 635th Armored Regiment, Kansas Army National Guard, moves to a staging position during maneuvers at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from Mississippi National Guard photo by Cdt. Jarvis Mace.)June 8, 2021 - An E-2D Hawkeye attached to the Tiger Tails of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 launches from the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) currently in the Philippine Sea. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samantha Jetzer.)
June 8, 2021 - U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Keene, 501st Combat Support Wing (Pathfinders ) command chief, receives the Legion of Merit (inset) for his meritorious service while stationed in the 501st CSW at Royal Air Force Alconbury, England. Pathfinders said farewell to Chief Keene, who dedicated nearly 30 years of service to the U.S. Air Force. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jennifer Zima.)May 28, 2021 - The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bruckenthal supervises the 2021 Bethpage Air Show near Jones Beach, New York as a flight demonstration flyover occurs. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist B.A. Van Sise.)June 10, 2021 - An amazing partial solar eclipse is seen as the sun rises to the left of the United States Capitol building,, as seen from Arlington, Virginia. The annular or “ring of fire” solar eclipse is only visible to some people in Greenland, Northern Russia, and Canada. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA photo by Bill Ingalls.)Fort Jefferson was built to protect one of the most strategic deepwater harbors off the coast of the United States on Garden Key island in the Dry Tortugas National Park.  It helped to protect the peace and prosperity of a young nation. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photos including by D. Diaz  and Glenn Gardner.)The largest display of the American Flag "Old Glory" was flown from the downstream face of the Hoover Dam (Nevada) on May 1, 1996. The 505 foot by 255 foot flag with each star over 17 feet high weighed 3,000 pounds and was hoisted by three separate cables located at the top of the dam. The flying of the flag was part of a ceremony in which the 1996 Summer Olympic torch, on its way to Atlanta, Georgia, was carried across Hoover Dam.(Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Department of Defense / National Archives courtesy photo.)June 12, 2021 - U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Niklaus McMann, a Low Altitude Air Defense Gunner assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command stands next to a Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System (LMADIS) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Melissa Marnell.)June 14, 2021 - U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), and the Royal Moroccan Army, fast-rope out of a CH-47 Chinook in Tifnit, Morocco. Africa Lion 2021 is U.S. Africa Command’s largest, premier, joint, annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal, 7-18 June. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Spc. Brendan Nunez.)May 26, 2021 - Two combatant assault crafts (CCAs) assigned to the U.S. Navy Special Boat Team TWENTY perform a high-speed pass alongside the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4) in the Mediterranean Sea. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Coffer.)June 10, 2021 - U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 492nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, load live weapons on F-15E Strike Eagles prior to takeoff during exercise Poseidon’s Rage at Souda Bay, Greece. Exercises like Poseidon’s Rage enable Airmen to demonstrate strength, adaptability, and resilience to validate new ways to deploy and maneuver assets in contested environments. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Rachel Maxwell.)June 14, 2021 - Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma's crew offloads more than 7,500 pounds of cocaine, an estimated street value of $143.5 million, at Port Everglades, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Charly Tautfest.)
June 18, 2021 - U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Dustin Dearborn of the Army Mountain Warfare School, 124th Regional Training Institute, Vermont Army National Guard, is awarded the Soldier's Medal for heroism by Vermont State Governor Phil Scott at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vermont. Sergeant Dearborn and his team operated a night rescue mission in frigid winter temperatures to save the life of a downed skier. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Denis Nunez.)Rainmaker Mountain in the National Park of American Samoa is a great mass of volcanic rocks extruded as molten magma during major episodes of volcanism, which created Tutuila island.It is one of the seven national natural landmarks located on opposite side of Pago Pago Harbor. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)June 17, 2021 - New Marines of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, march in formation during a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. Graduation took place at the completion of the 13-week transformation including training for drill, marksmanship, basic combat skills and Marines Corps customs and traditions. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred.)June 22, 2021 - Mason Fletcher, 7, and his father Sgt. 1st Class Darrin Fletcher, station commander, Foothills Recruiting Station, Tucson Recruiting Company, walk through a shield of applauding U.S. Army and Navy recruiting service members, prior to a surprise birthday party held for Mason in Phoenix, Arizona. Mason, who celebrates his eighth birthday June 27, has terminal brain cancer. The surprise party was held in honor of Mason to celebrate his life and love of the military. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Alun Thomas, USAREC Public Affairs.)June 18, 2021 - The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completes the first scheduled explosive event of Full Ship Shock Trials, while underway in the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. Navy conducts shock trials of new ship designs using live explosives to confirm that our warships can continue to meet demanding mission requirements under harsh conditions they might encounter in battle.June 14, 2021 -  A beautiful scenic look of U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron as the taxi during exercise Red Flag-Alaska 21-02 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska with snow covered mountains under the clear blue sky in the background. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Peter Thompson.)June 11, 2021 - U.S. Space Force Col. Robert A. Long, who just assumed command of Space Launch Delta 30 (SLD 30), is saluted by Guardians as they stand at attention during the inspiring ceremony at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. SLD 30 is responsible for spacelift and range operations in support of national and combatant commander requirements, and operational and developmental missile system testing for the Department of Defense. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photo by Airman Kadielle Shaw.)June 15, 2021 - Coast Guardsmen from several units in Oregon honor Paul Bowen, a World War II veteran, with his wife proudly looking at him during Paul’s 100th birthday celebration in Salem, Oregon. Bowen served in the Coast Guard from September 1940 to November 1942 in the South Pacific Theater as a motor machinist, known today as a machinery technician, and achieve the rank of petty officer second class. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diolanda Caballero.)Stunning clear blue sky and golden red sunset scenic views of the majestic Saguaro Cactus in the Sonoran Desert at the Saguaro National Park in Arizona. The Saguaro is a large, tree-sized cactus with a relatively long lifespan ... up to 250 years ... with the beautiful white, waxy Arizona state flower, which blooms late May-July. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photos.)une 14, 2021 - U.S. Marines attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) search the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during a Maritime Raid Force (MRF) training evolution with USS Germantown (LSD 42). (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Desmond Parks.)
May 26, 2021 - U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division Lightning Academy Air Assault instructors stand flashlight ready for a night rooftop insertion during a Fast Rope Insertion/Extraction System and Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction System (FRIES/SPIES) Master course at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Lekendrick Stallworth.)June 28, 2021 - The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) arrives at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut for a scheduled homeport shift. Cheyenne and crew, previously homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, joins the ranks of Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 12. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Damage Controlman 3rd Class Christian Bianchisantiago.)June 28, 2021 - The Airmen at the 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, assigned to the U.S. Air Force 332 Air Expeditionary Wing, in an undisclosed desert location somewhere in Southwest Asia, are ready to respond at a moment's notice with their HH-60W Combat Rescue helicopter! (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Duquette.)July 1, 2021 - The official party, guests, and family members stand at attention during the national anthem at a change of command at Coast Guard Base Seattle. Vice Adm. Michael McAllister, the Pacific Area commander, presided over the ceremony which was held to formally transfer command of the 13th District from Rear Adm. Anthony “Jack” Vogt to Rear Adm. Melvin Bouboulis. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham)Old Glory waves proudly with the world changing "Declaration of Independence" in its center that was signed by the Founding Fathers on July 4, 1776 ... starting the American Revolutionary War ... and giving birth to our beloved ... United States of America ... the land of the free and home of the brave! (Image created by USA Patriotism!)July 4, 2021 - Fort Sam Houston Army Soldiers fire cannons during a Salute to the Nation ceremony, at the Joint Base San Antonio Main Flag Pole at MacArthur Parade Field at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The Soldiers fired 50 rounds as a salute to each of the 50 United States. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Spc. DeAndre Pierce.)The Independence National Historical Park, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, represents the founding ideals of the United States of America ... and preserves national and international symbols of freedom and democracy ... including Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and the Liberty Bell. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photos.)Marines, their families, and other guests proudly celebrate America’s 245th Independence Day at the Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Quantico 4th of July celebration that included performances by the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and Quantico Marine Corps Band with Col. William C. Bentley III, commanding officer of Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico followed by the fireworks show at Lejeune Field. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Mitchell Johnson.)July 3, 2021 - Visitors to the Independence Day celebration at the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri enjoy the Stars and Stripes Picnic with performances by the U.S. Navy ... Ceremonial Guard "Drill Team Platoon", Navy  Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, and musicians ... along with an evening fireworks display. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Heather C. Wamsley.)June 25, 2021 - A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules from the 39th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, performs low level maneuvers during RED FLAG-Alaska 21-2 over scenic Alaska with snow covered mountains in the background. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Emily Farnsworth.)
July 4, 2021 - A little girl in a patriotic skirt waves goodbye to a parent and other crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis, (WMEC-910) as they get underway for inclement weather ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa in Key West, Florida. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jetta Disco.)FEMA Urban Search and Rescue workers join first responders in clearing debris in the aftermath of the partially collapsed Champlain Towers South, a 12-story beachfront condominium in the Miami suburb of Surfside, Florida on July 1, 2021. The collapse occurred on June 24, 2021 at approximately 1:25 a.m. EDT. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from Federal Emergency Management Agency photos by Lameen Witter.)The story of Arches National Park begins roughly 65 million years ago. At that time, the area was a dry seabed spreading from horizon to horizon. If you stood in Devils Garden then, the striking red rock features we see today would have been buried thousands of feet below you, raw material as yet uncarved. Then the landscape slowly began to change. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service courtesy photos including by NPS Kait Thomas and Andrew Kuhn.)uly 9, 2021 - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kevin Hernandez, a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division, provides security during an air assault at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexis Moradian.)July 12, 2021 - U.S. Army Soldiers set up scalable network nodes on the validation site at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. This equipment provides vital communication and network operations support for the I Corps command post that will oversee Exercise Forager 21. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Daniel Proper.)July 10, 2021 – Sailors conduct live-fire training aboard expeditionary sea base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) in the Arabian Gulf. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dawson Roth.)Basic cadets from the class of 2025 at the U.S. Air Force Academy for in-processing (I-Day) on June 24, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I-Day marks the start of their journey of becoming a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force and Space Force. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Joshua Armstrong and Trevor Cokley.)July 12, 2021 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos' crew along with Customs and Border Protection agents offload nearly $15 million of seized cocaine at Coast Guard Base San Juan. Also, the custody of two suspected smugglers were transferred. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad.)December 20, 2020 - A large volcanic plume of fiery red volcanic ash and gas emanates into the night sky high into the atmosphere from Halemaʻumaʻu crater inHawai‘i Volcanoes National Park shortly after the eruption with lava cascading into the crater that starts forming a deep lava lake. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by J. Wei.)July 15, 2021 - U.S. Marine Corps officer candidates with Delta Company participate in the Endurance Course Introduction at Officer Candidate School on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. The purpose of the Endurance Course is to test the candidate’s physical endurance and their technical ability to negotiate various obstacles while wearing a load bearing vest. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Tia Dufour.)
July 13, 2021 - A U.S. Army soldier with 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division scans an area through his M240L machine gun's scope for intruders while on security during a platoon live-fire exercise at Fort Carson, Colorado. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Gabrielle Pena.)July 16, 2021 - USS Constitution Sailors and guests display the Patriot Flag alongside the ship. The Patriot Flag pays tribute to the armed forces, first responders, second responders, family members, and victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Grant Grady.)July 20, 2021 - Willie Parker, a World War II and Korean War Air Force veteran, celebrates his 100th birthday with family members and friends at Thomas A Cloud Park in Huber Heights, Ohio. Willie Parker also received a city proclamation and coin by Huber Heights Mayor Jeff Gore. During Parker’s 24 years of military service, he served at seven different bases both stateside and aboard before coming to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio to retire. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo Wesley Farnsworth.)Six year old Ethan Manson has been recovering from effects of hydrocephalus and a chiari malformation since he was 12 months old ... and wants to become a soldier one day. Well, he was given a glimpse of his soldier dream coming true with a tour of different facilities at Camp Ripley Training Center in Minnesota on July 21, 2021. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from Minnesota National Guard photos by Army Spc. Jorden Newbanks.)U.S. Coast Guard Academy Cadets take part in 2021 summer training deployment on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle (WIX 327) involving at-sea leadership, fundamentals of seamanship, and professional development. The cadets also train on climbing the main mast, setting and dousing sails and line handling. The summer deployment includes visits to Portugal, Iceland, and Bermuda. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Schultz.)The Beckwourth Complex Fire continues burning on July 8, 2021 near Frenchman Lake in N. California with the following day (July 9th) being doused with retardant by a civilian air tanker. This complex fire is comprised of what was originally the Dotta Fire, which was started by lighting on June 30, 2021 and the Sugar Fire also started by lightning on July 2, 2021. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from Nevada Air National Guard photos by Senior Master Sgt. Paula Macomber.)U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents shoot M-16 rifles, shotguns, and Glock pistols during weapon qualifications training at the Border Patrol live-fire range located at the Marfa Municipal Airport in Marfa, Texas on June 23, 2021. Weapon qualifications takes place quarterly. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo by Greg L. Davis.)The must experience, awe-inspiring World War II Memorial at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. ... honors the service of 16 million members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America, the support of countless millions on the home front, and the ultimate sacrifice of 405,399 Americans. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by PM2 Daniel J. McLain and NPS photos by Victoria Staufffenberg and Carol M. Highsmith, Library of Congress.)The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in 1995 and is located at the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C. Its Wall of Remembrance and 19 stainless steel statues commemorate the sacrifices of the millions of Americans and allied partners who fought during the Korean War.(Image created by USA Patriotism! from photos by the U.S. Park Police, David Vergun (DMA), USMC Sgt. Kelly L. Timney, and U.S. Sgt. Army Margaret Taylor.)July 27, 2021 - A U.S. Marine Corps Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VMFA-211) F-35B Lightning IIB receives the signal to take off from the HMS Queen Elizabeth during flight deck operations in the South China Sea. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Zachary Bodner.)
July 28, 2021 - U.S. Army paratroopers with 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (4IBCT Airborne), jump out of a Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster III onto the Kangaroo Drop Zone with 4IBCT infantrymen providing perimeter security on the ground during a simulated Joint Forcible Entry Operation (JFEO) associated with Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21) in Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from photos by U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Alyssa Chuluda and U.S. Army Pfc. Matthew Mackintosh.)The solemn Vietnam Veterans Memorial, located at the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C., includes... the Vietnam Veterans Memorial "Wall" with the names of over 58,000 servicemen and women who gave their lives in service in the Vietnam Conflict; the "Three Servicemen Statue"; and, the "Vietnam Women's Memorial". (Image created by USA Patriotism! from photos by U.S. National Park Service and Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress.)July 6, 2021 - The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is refueled by fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) during a replenishment-at-sea. Abraham Lincoln is underway conducting routine operations in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Lake Fultz.)July 4, 2021 - A F-35A Lightning II from the U.S. Air Force F-35A Demonstration Team flies by Mt. Rainier under a clear blue sky while over unseen Tacoma, Washington. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Welty.)July 16, 2021 - U.S. Air Force Ret. Lt. Col. Lloyd Daniels smiles proudly after receiving his Honorary Member of the U.S. Space Force certificate and coin presented by U.S. Space Force Col. Robert Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, during his 100th birthday bash in Orcutt, California. USAF veteran Daniels worked directly with General Bernard Schriever, theoretical father of the Space and Missile Program, during his Air Force career. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photos by Guardian Kadielle Shaw.) July 24, 2021 - Crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba (WMEC 907) perform security exercises at sea on a 26-foot Over-the-Horizon small boat off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Over-the-Horizon exercises are needed for maritime patrol readiness. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Mass Communications 3rd Class Dyxan Williams.)An amazing view of sunshine yellow leaves mix with green spruce along the Tanalian River as it rages down a waterfall in the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by K. Tucker.)July 28, 2021 - U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. James Fritch, a fire direction control Marine with 3d Battalion, 12th Marines, 3d Marine Division, sights in during expeditionary advanced base (EAB) operations as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 21, in Bowen, Queensland, Australia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ujian Gosun.)Soldiers from 25th Infantry Division Artillery conduct jungle activities during a 36-hour “This Is My Squad” (TIMS) competition intended to build strong, cohesive teams through tough, realistic training at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, July 28-29, 2021. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Spc. Jessica Scott.)U.S. Navy sailors furl the mizzen topsail aboard USS Constitution at its homeport Boston, Massachusetts. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alec Kramer.)
June 15, 2021 - A HH-60W Jolly Green II prepares to land next to a HH-60G Pave Hawk during a Heritage Flight at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The Jolly Green II will replace the Pave Hawk, which has been flown for nearly 30 years. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hayden Legg.)August 7, 2021 - A U.S. Coast Guard MH-65D Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Savannah, Georgia, transits over Coast Guard Station Tybee Island and the cutter Pompano en route to Charleston, South Carolina. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena.)The Dixie fire in Northern California has surpassed the Bootleg fire in Oregon to become the largest fire so far this year in the United States. As of August 6, 2021, the Dixie fire had charred more than 432,000 acres that equates to 675 square miles/1,750 square kilometers. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA courtesy photos.)A memorable rustic gold view of the Lehman Caves showing a winding trail surrounded by stunning formations with a reflective pool below. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service courtesy photo.)July 30, 2021 - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Luke Mellor provides security on a range during an exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. JVonnta Taylor.)August 12, 2021 - U.S. Army Soldiers with Task Force Warrior conduct a variety of combat activities on a live-fire range in Garuda Shield 21 (GS21) at Baturaja Training Area, Indonesia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from US Army photos by Spc. Rachel Christensen.)August 11, 2021 - Sailors assigned to San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), fire M240B machine guns during a gun shoot in Arlington’s boat valley during the ship's participation in Large-Scale Exercise (LSE 2021). (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor Parker.)July 3, 2021 - U.S. Air Force Maj. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot and commander, flies in formation with retired Lt. Col. Greg Anders, Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation P-51 pilot, in Tacoma, Washington. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner.)August 6, 2021 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Glen Harris' crew "man the rails" during the vessel's commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Sector Field Office Fort Macon in Beaufort, North Carolina. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Paige Hause)August 12, 2021 - Wisconsin Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk crews from the Madison, Wisconsin based 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation train to drop water on wildfires using Bambi Buckets at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin in preparation for deployment to California. Bambi Buckets come in several sizes with a water storage from 72 to 2,600 gallons. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from Army National Guard photo by Greg Mason, Fort McCoy Multimedia Visual Information Branch.)
A spectacular autumn color view of a river flowing from the mountains along the 3 day loop that follows Trail Creek to its headwaters, up and over a pass in the Mentasta Mountains, and then down Lost Creek back to the trailhead within the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Bryan Petrtyl.)August 9, 2021 - U.S. Marine Corps officer candidates with Alpha and Delta Company conduct the Montford Point Challenge at Officer Candidates School on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. The purpose of the Montford Point Challenge is to honor and celebrate the selfless sacrifice and heroism of the Montford Point Marines. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Tia Dufour.)August 19, 2021 - The U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard participate in the division change of command ceremony on Founders Field, Fort Carson, Colorado. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Matthew McFarlane relinquishes command of the 4th Infantry Division to Maj. Gen. David Hodne. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew Lumagui.)August 19, 2021 - U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Tayler Hudson works with her Military Working Dog (MWD), Bojar, at the Djiboutian Range Complex, Djibouti. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacob Sippel.)August 18, 2021 - Members of the 88th Security Forces Squadron work to clear victims from a building and capture the active shooters involved during a readiness exercise at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Wesley Farnsworth.)August 16, 2021 - The former active-service Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat 36391 Point Adams is underway in the Columbia River during the boat's transit from Hammond, Oregon, to the Westport Maritime Museum in Westport, Washington. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham.)August 18, 2021 - Border Patrol Agent Philip Winston, a Big Bend Sector Agent who works within Big Bend National Park, scans the desert terrain from a vantage point near the Rio Grande, while seeking illegal immigrants, including terrorists and other criminals, who may have crossed into the United States within the boundaries of the national park. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo by Greg L. Davis.)August 21, 2021 - An up close look at the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour docked to the space-facing international docking adapter on the International Space Station's Harmony module. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA courtesy photo.)A heart grabbing patriotic yard display on August 26, 2021 ... shows Old Glory somberly with eternal pride ... resting calmly at half-staff ... above statues of U.S. troops, first responders, and Lady Liberty ... rendering honors for a valiant one ... representing all who made the ultimate sacrifice going beyond self for our beloved United States of America. (USA Patriotism! photo ... Copyright - August 26, 2021)A peaceful scenic vista of Crown Mountain (7,010 feet) from the winding Rio Grande River in Big Bend National Park as it flows gently southward towards the Gulf of Mexico. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Cookie Ballou.)
August 26, 2020 - Staff Sergeant Nicholas J. Jones, Critical Skills Operator, is awarded the Navy Cross by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General David Berger, during a ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Jones is awarded the Navy Cross for his actions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve on March 8, 2020. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt Jesula Jeanlouis.) August 24, 2021 - Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conduct a company level air assault mission during Exercise Bronco Rumble at Keaukaha Military Reservation on Hawaii Island. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Alan Brutus.)August 29, 2021 - Heartfelt, moving dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware of 11 fallen U.S. troops, who were among the fatalities from a terrorist bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26, 2021. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Jason Minto.)August 30, 2021 - The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, perform a formation flyover of the wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate USS Constitution at her Boston, Massachusetts homeport. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Grant Grad.)August 29, 2021 - U.S. Air Force Maj. Kristin "BEO" Wolfe, F-35A Lightning ll Demonstration Team pilot and commander, flies in formation with two P-40 Warhawks during a heritage flight at the Warhawk Roundup held at the Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa Idaho. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Thomas Barley)August 30, 2020 - U.S. Coast Guard helicopter aircrews conduct Hurricane Ida post-storm overflights along the Gulf Coast. Aircrews conducted overflights near Galliano, Louisiana to assess damage and identify hazards. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by PO3 Carlos Galarza and PO2 Ryan Dickinson.)September 2, 2021 – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agents and National Guard members distribute ice, water, and MREs (Meals Ready-To-Eat) at the John Alario Sr. Event Center in Westwego, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana after Hurricane Ida's damaging visit. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from FEMA photo by Daniel Rojas.)Hikers enjoy walking in the shallow graceful flowing water of the Redwood Creek surrounded by nature's splendor including the majestic Redwood trees with them being reflected on the water from the penetrating sunlight. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)Celebrating Labor Day and America's Workers (Image created by USA Patriotism!)September 1, 2021 - Rifle ready recruits with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, run up Basilone’s Hill during the crucible at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred.)
September 4, 2021 - Sergeant First Class Danny Hellman with the U.S. Army 'Golden Knights' Parachute Team lands with Old Glory on a demonstration jump at the Cleveland Airshow. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Megan Hackett, 'Golden Knights' Parachute Team.) September 7, 2021 - U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to U.S. Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 11 (MSRON-11), Commander, Task Group 68.6, direct simulated protestors during a Unit Level Training Assessment Certification (ULTRA-C) in association with a convoy exercise that enables MSRON-11 to conduct in-house training to qualify watchstanders. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacob Sippel.)A "Remember 9/11" sign with 2,997 flags behind it ... display on Naval Station Great Lakes' Ross Field ... in proud, solemn remembrance of the 2,997 lives lost and the 25,000+ injured in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 ... with sailors in the background completing the flags placement for a ceremony on September 9, 2021 with display being available on September 11, 2021. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by John Sheppard.)"Let US Never Forget ... September 11, 2001 when nearly 3,000 innocents died and over 25,000 injuries occurred from the terrorist attacks ... along with the brave, dedicated efforts from the first responders, law enforcement, and troops to rescue survivors, and recover the fallen ... and ... their continued efforts to end the terrorist scourge and protect our beloved USA!" David Bancroft, USA Patriotism! founderSeptember 11, 2021 - A pride inducing collage of the Pentagon September 11th Memorial service on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. shows ... Old Glory flying behind military members and other Americans attending the service; a wreath in front of the Pentagon September 11 memorial; and, the Towers of Light display illuminating the night sky at the Pentagon honoring those who lost their lives in the attacks of September 11, 2001. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders and Sgt. Brittany A. Chase.)September 11-12, 2021 - Delayed Entry Program (DEP) members recite the U.S. Force Oath of Enlistment to formally pledge their declaration to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and enjoy the interactive video game ECHO (Enhanced Cognitive Human Ops) at the Portland Grand Prix. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Tech. Sgt. Erik Cardenas.)A Ground-based Interceptor missile, an element of the nation’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, launches from the north side of Vandenberg Space Force Base, California in the morning on September 12, 2021 by Space Launch Delta 30 officials, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, and U.S. Northern Command. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photo by Airman Kadielle Shaw.)September 14, 2021 - U. S. Coast Guard members from Sector San Diego and partnership agencies conduct mass rescue exercises off the San Diego coast. The purpose of the exercise is to improve coordination, communication, and response techniques among the participating agencies during a mass rescue event by placing multiple individuals in the ocean at the same time. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U. S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Stanton.)September 11, 2021  - Inspiring scenes of remembrance and honor during a memorial ceremony conducted at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Alpine Border Patrol Station on the 20th anniversary for those lost on September 11, 2001. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Customs and Border Protection photos by Greg L. Davis.)The U.S. Constitution proudly displayed over Old Glory in celebration of "Constitution Day" on September 17th. (Image created by USA Patriotism!)
The Missing Man Table during a POW/MIA ceremony at the Air Armament Museum reflects what all Americans should honor every National POW/MIA Recognition Day. The five table settings represent the five branches of the armed forces. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Fleck.)The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail path right below Swallow Falls along the rushing Youghiogheny River within the shallow canyon caused be theimpressive effects of its water carving its way through the rock with luscious green trees on both sides. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Monica Larcom.)September 17 2021 - New U.S. Marines of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, stand at attention before giving the guidons to their drill instructors during a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred.)U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division engage in a Combined Arms Live-Fire Exercise (CALFEX) on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Vincent Levelev.)September 18, 2021 - The dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8), left, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), right. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wesley Richardson.)September 19, 2021 - Members of the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds perform a spectacular high show demonstration at 2021 Reno Air Races (RAR). (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Tech. Sgt. Nicolas Myers.)September 17, 2021 - Bravo-201 company recruits proudly graduate from U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May after completing basic training. (U.S. Coast Guard photos by Seaman Christian Lowe)

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