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USA Patriotism! wishes all Americans a wonderful, successful, and healthy new year ... with special best wishes for our beloved country's brave, honorable troops, law enforcement officers, and first responders along with the respective veterans who served before them!  (Image created by USA Patriotism!)December 29, 2021 - U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Tyler Leggett, a recruit with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, posts security as his fellow recruits complete an obstacle on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. This event is a segment of the crucible ... the culminating event of recruit training. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher A. Madero.)The family-friendly Bretts show in Branson, Missouri is a must visit during November and December ... with a wonderful moving musical enactment of a Christmas return from deployment inWorld War II followed by an enjoyable second half filled with heart grabbing performances of cheerful, inspiring Christmas songs ... as was the case when attending their show during Branson's annual Veterans Week in November 2021. (Image and associated photos by USA Patriotism!)January 3, 2022 - The first snow of the year at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia with snowy scenes of ... a tomb guard from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) walking the mat at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; grave markers at Section 64; the Columbarium Court (niche wall); and, the outside of the Memorial Amphitheater. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery.)January 3, 2022 - Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Benjamin Rettle (left), Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2nd Class Sasha Simmons (center), and Aviation Support Equipment Technician 1st Class Sabine Young lower the national ensign on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) prior to departing Souda Bay, Greece. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman T'ara Tripp)December 29, 2021 - Firefighters assigned to the U.S. Air Force 628th Civil Engineer Squadron participate in ground fire training at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. The training was designed to enhance skills and familiarize firefighters with their equipment. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bailee A. Darbasie.)Bryce Point in all its morning glory with a stunning memorable sunrise scene that makes one want to experience this nature beauty in person when visiting Bryce Canyon National Park. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Brian B. Roanhorse.)January 6, 2022 - U.S. Marines with 3d Marine Division assault an objective and secure a position during the squad attack phase of the 3d Marine Division Squad Competition at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Jonathan Willcox.)January 6, 2022 - U.S. Army combat medics prepare a simulated casualty for hoist during training at the Medical Simulation Training Center (MSTC) on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The MSTC provides state of the art training to aid students in gaining proficiency in treating all areas of trauma and basic medical scenarios. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht.) January 7, 2022 - The snow covered USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, is moored to its pier in the Charlestown Navy Yard as snow continues to fall. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Skyler Okerman.)
January 8, 2022 - A pilot with the Idaho Air National Guard 190th Fighter Squadron flies an A-10 Thunderbolt II by snow covered mountains above Gowen Field at Boise, Idaho, while training with F-35 Lightning II pilots from the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 225. Integrating and training with different airframe generations provides a unique collaboration and preparation for combat readiness against a near peer enemy. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Mercedee Wilds.)A full scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope on display South by Southwest under a downtown lit cloudy night in Austin, Texas on March 8, 2013 ... and its launch into space aboard the Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket on December 25, 2021 from the ELA-3 Launch Zone of Europe’s Spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA photos by Chris Gunn and Bill Ingalls.)January 7, 2022 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC 910) crew members return to the ship after conducting a small boat patrol off the coast of Western Sahara. The Thetis carries two small boats while its underway. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower.)An amazing sunrise Autumn scene of nature colors with a pink quartzite cliff's many shades of colors at Pipestone National Monument in Minnesota that occurs every September and October. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by N. Barber.)January 12, 2022 - U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Jeffery J. Vandentop with 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, and Color Guard Marines prepare to present campaign streamers to regimental commander Col. Daniel J. Skuce during a battle colors ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. Campaign streamers commemorate the sacrifice, service and heritage of service members throughout the regiment's history. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Hannah Hall.)January 12, 2022 - U.S. Army Sgt. Johannes Dikeman (right) and his squad ... assigned to Bull Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment ... stand ready to conduct a hasty attack during a situational training exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger.)The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., a black 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!)The heart wrenching, pride inspiring play, "A Flight To Faith: The Story Of A Vietnam P.O.W." produced and performed by College of the Ozarks students during the 2021 Veterans Week in Branson, Missouri ... grippingly presented what Colonel John Clark endured for 2,176 days during his captivity with fellow POWs  in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton' as a P.O.W. during the Vietnam War. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from courtesy photos by College of the Ozarks.)January 7, 2022 - Sailors on the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) observe an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Golden Dragons” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192, prepare to land. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Elizabeth Grubbs.)January 15, 2022 - Scenes of U.S. Air Force Academy men's gymnastics team competing in the Jr Rocky Mountain Open (JRMO) Men’s Gymnastics Invitational at the Academy's West Gym in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Trevor Cokley.)
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser interdicts a makeshift vessel with Dominican Republic nationals involved with an illegal voyage north of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico on January 13, 2022. They were among 90 Dominican Republic nationals from three separate illegal voyage interdictions near Puerto Rico who were repatriated to the Dominican Republic on January 16, 2022. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad, District 7 PADET San Juan.)A stunning sunrise scene of Turret Arch through North Window's eye under a clear blue sky in the snow covered "heart beating" Windows Section of Arches National Park in Utah. This area contains a large concentration of awe-inspiring expanses, including Double Arch, that hikers will find in just over two square miles. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Jacob W. Frank.)January 13, 2022 - An AH-1Z Viper and a UH-1Y Venom with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 167 conduct simulated aerial defense at a forward arming and refueling point during an expeditionary advanced base operations demonstration at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, North Carolina. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Servante R. Coba.)January 18, 2022 - A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to Charlie Company, 87th Division Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Division Sustainment Brigade, fires a M240 machine gun at a range at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Soldiers assigned to the 87th DSSB participated in a non commissioned officer professional development class to ensure that Soldiers are able to prepare, plan and execute a weapon qualification range. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Marquis Hopkins.)January 24, 2022 - Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Maria Chavez signals to an MH-60S Sea Hawk Helicopter attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 as it takes off from the flight deck of Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wesley Richardson.)January 5, 2022 - Scenes of U.S. Air Force 48th Fighter Wing F-15E Strike Eagles conducting flight operations at Royal Air Force Lakenheath (RAFL) under a blue sky. The Strike Eagle has the second highest payload of all fighter aircraft in the U.S. Air Force’s inventory, second only to the F-15EX. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman John Ennis.)A stunning aerial view of the snow covered northern Wrangell Mountains under a partly cloudy blue sky. The Wrangell Mountains are a high mountain range of eastern Alaska with much of it in Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Matt Yarbrough.)January 25, 2022 - U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Wilfredo Hernandez, an assault amphibious vehicle (AAV) crewman, with 2d Assault Amphibian Battalion (2d AABn), 2d Marine Division, launches an RQ-20 Puma drone from an AAV with a fellow Marine observing during a field exercise on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. 2d AABn tested the capability of an AAV and a light armored vehicle with remote weapon systems as a suitable land-based platform for mobile reconnaissance and scouting. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Ramsammy.)January 28, 2022 - U.S. Army paratroopers with Bravo Battery, 4thBattalion,319thField Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct M119 howitzer live-fire during exercise Silver City 2022 in order to certify M119 howitzer sections and fire direction centers at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach, Training Support Activity Europe.)January 27, 2022 - A Saildrone Explorer unmanned surface vessel (USV) sails in the Arabian Gulf off Bahrain’s coast. It is 23-foot-long, 16-foot-tall and reliant on wind power for propulsion. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Specialist Natianna Strachen.)
January 26, 2022 - A pilot assigned to the Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team performs a dedication pass at Shaw Air Force Base. The dedication pass is an aerial salute to service members both past and present. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Madeline Herzog.)Scenes of the nonprofit Branson Veterans Task Force(BVTF) 2021 Vets For Vets Show during the Branson, Missouri Veterans Week in November 2021.  The annual show is free to military veterans, active troops, and spouses. BVTF also provides a variety of other free events along with its Veterans Village that provides military veterans a place to visit with each other, eat lunch, and enjoy free entertainment. (Image and Photos by USA Patriotism!)January 28, 2022 - A bald eagle perched on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche in the waters of Dutch Harbor, Alaska ... providing a beautiful scenic view with the snow-covered mountain in the background. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from photo by U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche.)A stunning view of Boulder Bridge surrounded by colorful autumn foliage as Rock Creek flows under it in Rock Creek National Park that bisects the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)January 26, 2022 - U.S Marine Corps Cpl. Cameron Scott with 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2d Marine Division, participates in a camouflage class during Littoral Exercise I (LEX I) in Parris Island, South Carolina. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)February 2, 2022 - Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), the U.S. Army Band (Pershing’s Own) and the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment Caisson Platoon conduct military funeral honors with funeral escort for Sen. Robert Dole in Section 4 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery.)February 4, 2022 - A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler, assigned to the "Wizards" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133, launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in the Philippine Sea. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Singley.)February 1, 2022 - Airmen assigned to the 39th Air Base Wing conduct a tactical movement drill during Agile Combat Employment (ACE) training at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert.)February 3, 2022 - A nature's view of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 49 satellites associated with a Starlink 4-7 mission ... launching into orbit from LC-39A at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photo by Joshua Conti.)February 3, 2022 - Two U.S. Coast Guard K9 crews in front of small patrol boat at Maritime Safety and Security Team Houston, Texas are among the nine Coast Guard K9 and handler duos in the Atlantic area who solely conduct explosive detection. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alejandro Rivera.)
February 7, 2021 - A U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations 41-foot Coastal Interceptor SAFE Boat patrols the Port of Long Beach, California. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo by Glenn Fawcett.)A wintry stunning scene of ice-covered, cloud shaded Lake Haiyaha with the sunlit snow blanketed 12,486-foot Otis Peak on the left, and 12,713-foot Hallett Peak towards the right across the lake separated by the Chaos Canyon near Estes Park, Colorado. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)February 8, 2022 - U.S. Marine Corps Recruits of Delta Company, 1st recruit Training Battalion, take on the Confidence Course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. The Confidence Course takes place during the third of thirteen weeks of training. Every obstacle is used to challenge the recruits' physical, mental, and spiritual confidence. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from photos by U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Simon Saravia.)February 10, 2022 - Weapons ready U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, enter a breached room in reaction to contact during urban operations training at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Paolo Bovo, TSAE.)February 12, 2022 - U.S. Navy Lt. Luke Dundon, a Catholic priest, celebrates Mass with fellow sailors in the chapel aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Single.)Scenes from the Shindigs Welcome Home and WALMART Tribute to the Veterans Shows honoring military veterans and active troops during the 2021 Branson Veterans week. (Photos and Collage Image by USA Patriotism!)February 5, 2022 - The Utah Air National Guard 151st Air Refueling Wing Honor Guard presents the colors with Old Glory draped behind them at a change of command ceremony during which Col. Kurt Davis relinquished command to Col. Robert Taylor at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah. Taylor previously served as the 151st Maintenance Group commander. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Colton Elliott.)February 6, 2020 - An MH-65 Dolphin crew from Air Station Detroit initiated the successful rescue of 18 people from an ice floe near Catawba Island in Lake Erie. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steven King.)A stunning force of the Wideband Global SATCOM 11 (WGS-11) in a geostationary orbit above a blue tinted earth horizon with a massive hurricane churning ... within dark space sprinkled with stars and other planets beyond. The WGS-11, scheduled for 2024, is a United States military communications satellite to be operated by the United States Space Force, as part of the Wideband Global SATCOM Program.  It will be the eleventh WGS satellite. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from a U.S. Space Force graphic created by Boeing on February 1, 2022.)Springtime beauty abounds in North Dakota's badlands with vibrant green grass and trees decorating many of the multi-colored barren buttes with fog blanketing the valley below ... with all under a stunning blue reddish sky. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Kathy Turner.)
Scenes of U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, conducting combat activities during Jungle Warfare Exercise 22 (JWX 22 ) on Okinawa, Japan during February 2022. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jackson Dukes and Sgt. Kallahan Morris.)Presidents' Day celebrates the birthdays of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln along with recognizing all past presidents on the third Monday in February. (Image created by USA Patriotism!)Scenes of several of the five U.S. Army soldier-athletes assigned to the World Class Athlete Program, Ft. Carson, Colorado, competing at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China, February 4-20, 2022. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Sgt. Michael Hunnisett.)February 21, 2022 - An E-2D Hawkeye, attached to the "Seahawks" of Airborne Command and Control Squadron (VAW) 126, flies over the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S., allied and partner interests in Europe and Africa. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bela Chambers.)February 22, 2022 - An airman from the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, speaks with high school students about the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard at 'My Success Event' career fair in St. Joseph, Missouri. Various employers from the local community had the opportunity to meet with high school students from the region. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Michael Crane.)The Coast Guard Cutter John Scheuerman's crew stand at attention during the vessel's commissioning ceremony in Tampa, Florida. The cutter is named after WWII fallen hero Seaman 1st Class John Scheuerman. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Travis Magee.)NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei peers at the Earth below from inside the seven-windowed cupola, the International Space Station's window to the world in February 2022. Just outside the cupola is the Soyuz MS-19 crew ship docked to the Rassvet module. Vande Hei is slated to become the U.S. record holder for most time spent in space. He arrived on station on April 9, 2021, and is scheduled to depart on March 30, 2022. (NASA photo provided by Yvette Smith.)A stunning scene of the Mammoth Hot Springs terraces' steaming hydrothermal features highlighted with sunrise light creeping above the horizon as another person enjoys this daily must see with the photographer in Yellowstone National Park. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Neal Herbert.)February 25, 2022 - U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Jaden L. Hilliard (top) and Pfc. Kaiden M. Bittinger (bottom) present the Marine Corps colors as the respective honor graduate for Platoon 4010 and Platoon 4004 with Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion during the recruit training graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kevin Lopez Herrera.)The inspiring "American Dream" story about Shoji Tabuchi (4th right in photo), a 2020 National Fiddler Hall of Fame Inductee and world-renowned fiddler and entertainer, finally became available to fellow Americans outside his family and close friends at the 2021 Branson’s IMAX Military Film Festival. (Photo/Image by USA Patriotism!)
February 25, 2022 - U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to 5th Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, on and in front of a Maneuver Short Range Air Defense Stryker (M-SHORAD) with Old Glory being proudly displayed at the top of the vehicle during Exercise Saber Strike 22 at BPTA, Poland. The exercise has approximately 13,000 participants from 13 countries. Saber Strike has been held every 2 years since 2010. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Maj. Robert Fellingham.)January 28, 2022 - Group members of the Semper Tyranus garrison of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars themed costuming organization, stand in front of the "Hampton Roads - The Navy's Capital" display during their visit to the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. The group had the opportunity to do a walk through of the museum’s gallery as part of an appearance for an event at Nauticus in Norfolk, Virginia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy Photo by Max Lonzanida.)March 2, 2022 - A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, flies over Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania. The fifth generation aircraft forward deployed to multiple locations in the Baltic region to support NATO’s collective defense and enhanced air policing mission. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John R. Wright.)February 26, 2022 - U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class James Lowen, a rescue swimmer at Air Station Traverse City, hoists a simulated survivor directly from a hole in the ice to the helicopter hovering above during a mass ice rescue exercise at the Petoskey Municipal Marina. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John Masson.)March 1, 2022 - A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the GOES-T spacecraft for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. GOES-T will provide NASA and NOAA with continuous imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s Western Hemisphere, lightning detection and mapping, solar imaging and space weather monitoring. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Sjoberg.)A riveting, dynamic horizon view of the color rich snow coated Muddy Mountains Wilderness with sun peeking through the partly cloudy skies within Lake Mead National Park. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Andrew Cattoir.)March 5, 2022 - U.S. Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon, Battle Color Detachment, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., march and perform during the centennial celebration at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego. MCRD San Diego celebrated the 100th anniversary of its commissioning by highlighting the Depot’s history and legacy with the assistance of the Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Julian Elliott-Drouin.)March 6, 2022 - U.S. Army Soldiers from Bravo Company, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division perform live-fire exercise training in support of Salaknib at Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. Nearly 1,100 U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers will participate in Salaknib alongside their Philippine counterparts to improve interoperability and strengthen our partnership across the Indo‐Pacific. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photograph by SPC Joshua Oller.)March 6, 2022 – The national ensign flies above the Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Illinois (SSN 786) as sailors clear ice after surfacing through the frozen Arctic Ocean during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2022. The Los Angeles-class fast attack USS Pasadena (SSN 752) is also participating in the exercise. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Alfred Coffield.)March 5 , 2022 - Competitive drill teams from the Air Education and Training Command tech schools perform at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, during the 37th Training Wing (37TRW) Invitational Drill Down. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Public Affairs Specialists Miriam Thurber and Christa D'Andrea.)
March 9, 2022 - Idaho Army National Guard and Idaho Air National Guard aviation units conducted combat search and rescue and escort training together throughout Idaho’s Owyhee Mountains. The training rescue missions involved 124th Fighter Wing A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots escorting Idaho Army National Guard Aviation Group’s UH-60 Black Hawk pilots along the safest route of a simulated combat zone and advising them of any possible enemy threats. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Guard photos by Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur.)March 11, 2022 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Venturous’ crew repatriates 198 Haitian migrants to Haitian authorities in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and partner agencies rescued 356 Haitians from a vessel approximately 200 yards off Ocean Reef in Key Largo, Florida. (U.S. Coast District 7 photo)Nature abounds around the scenic Collins Pond under the sunny blue Texas sky located at the start of the Woodlands Trail in Big Thicket's Big Sandy Creek Unit. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Scott Sharaga.)The new dynamic Re-ViBe live show in Branson, Missouri is a must experience that USA Patriotism! had the entertaining pleasure to cover during its media visit to the 2021 Veterans Week in November. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from photo by Hughes Brothers Theatre.)U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1/5, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), post security during an air assault training exercise, on Combined Arms Training Center (CATC) Camp Fuji. The training exercise was conducted to build proficiency in rapidly seizing and defending key terrain. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Malik Lewis.)March 14, 2022 - Europe based U.S. Army Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, gather on the objective site after executing a bi-lateral exercise with Kenya Defence Forces during Justified Accord. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Capt. Abigail Hammock.)March 15, 2022 – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), left, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) steam into formation behind the out of scene Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) at an undisclosed location in the Atlantic Ocean during Task Force Exercise (TFEX) in the U.S. 2nd Fleet area of operations. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Coffer.)March 16-17, 2022 - U.S. Air Force 555th Fighter Squadron (555FS) pilots conduct flight operations with their F-16C Fighting Falcons at Croatia’s 91st Air Base at Pleso. The 555FS is assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing (31st FW) in Aviano Air Base, Italy. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Tech. Sgt. Miquel Jordan.)March 10, 2022 - A U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter performs a flyby near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Hunter Schnabel.)A captivating view from the International Space Station of an attached Northrop Grummans's Cygnus cargo craft above the earth's horizon cloudy blue skies with the vast star twinkled black space beyond in February 2022. The cargo craft delivered 8,300 pounds of new science experiments, crew supplies, and station hardware to replenish the Expedition 66 crew. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA courtesy photo.)
The visually intriguing Devils Playground within Petrified Forest National Park is a must scenic visit that involves an 8.2 mile loop hike that includes other colorful rock layers and petrified wood during the 3-5 hour loop excursion. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Jacob Holgerson.)Scenes of U.S. Marines conducting live-fire drills with several weapon systems at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan during March 2022. Live-fire drills and exercises keep Marines consistent in the execution of their roles within their squads. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Malik Lewis, Cpl. Juan Carpanzano, and Lance Cpl. Cesar Ronaldo Alarcon.)March 22, 2022 - U.S. Army Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, engage enemy forces in snow-covered conditions during the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center 22-02 field exercise near Ft. Greely, Alaska. Team exercises conducted in JPMRC validate tactics, techniques, and procedures necessary for soldiers to operate in regional areas. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Marc Marmeto.)March 23, 2022 - U.S. Navy supercarrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) conducts a Phalanx close-in weapons system test fire at an undisclosed location in association with conducting routine operations in the Pacific Ocean. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Rowe.)March 24, 2022 - A U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 23rd Wing participates in a K-9 demonstration during a Flying Tiger University tour at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jasmine M. Barnes.)Parents and their son enjoy meeting a Coast Guard K9 handler and his K9 Simba from Maritime Safety and Security Team Houston during Sector Houston-Galveston’s Community Day in Houston, Texas. During the event, Coast Guard members from Sector Houston-Galveston and surrounding units also displayed equipment and discussed various Coast Guard missions. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson.)March 17, 2022 - The moon rises behind NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard atop a mobile launcher as it rolls out to Launch Complex 39B for the first time at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA photo by Aubrey Gemignani.)The Hughes Brothers Christmas Show in Branson, Missouri ... is a must entertaining see during November and Christmas  ... as the scenes from their show during Branson's 2021 Veterans week ... which included a third generation Hughes as baby Jesus ... joining some of the young adult  men from a second generation  who did the same years ago. Also, 14 of the second generation young adult talented Hughes perform in their own Re-Vibe show. (Image and Photos by USA Patriotism!)Few places in the Ozarks provide a glimpse of earth’s turbulent past as well as the Rocky Falls with its reddish-brown rock formed when molten rock deep within the earth and flowed onto the surface about 1.5 billion years ago. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Neal Lewis.)March 19, 2022 - Boy Scouts from Troop 241 learn land navigation techniques aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. The scouts were taught the techniques by Field Training Company Instructors, and learned how to implement these techniques in their journeys as scouts to earn their Orienteering Merit Badge. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dakota Dodd.)
March 29, 2022 - Soldiers attending the Advanced Leaders Course at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence Noncommissioned Officer Academy - Fort Eustis demonstrate learned leadership knowledge and skills conducting the obstacle course during the Commandants Challenge at Fort Eustis, Virginia. The Commandant's Challenge is focused on developing leaders of character through an emphasis on the warrior ethos and teamwork in a simulated combat environment. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Rydell Tomas.)March 30, 2022 - Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Keller Curry signals an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the "Raptors" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71, to launch from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Aleksandr Freutel.)March 7, 2022 - U.S. Air Force marine patrolmen assigned to the 6th Security Forces Squadron monitor the Coastal Restricted Area (CRA) surrounding MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. Marine patrolmen provide waterborne deterrence, detection and respond to any threat within MacDill’s surrounding waters. The 6th SFS marine patrol unit is responsible for one of the largest CRA’s in the Department of Defense and is the only 24/7 unit in the U.S. Air Force. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Hiram Martinez.)April 1, 2022 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless' (WMEC-624) crewmembers offload bales of illegal narcotics worth over $243 million to pallets at Base Miami Beach, Florida. The Dauntless is homeported in Pensacola, Florida. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Seaman Eric Rodriguez.)March 31, 2022 - Master Sgt. Roy Campos, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron readiness division chief, receives the Bronze Star Medal from Lt. Col. Charles Hansen, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California for his heroics in Afghanistan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space photo by Airman 1st Class Tiarra Sibley.)A riveting view of the 12.3 mile long, narrow Kontrashibuna Lake's clear blue headwaters nestled between steep mountains within the Lake Clark National Park in Alaska. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Shay Hurd.)March 26, 2022 - U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1/5, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), participate in a squad competition during Exercise Noble Arashi at U.S. Naval Base Guam, Guam. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Danny Gonzalez.)April 3, 2022 - Scenes of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, make a jump into the San Antonio Country Club as part of the Fiesta San Antonio (Texas) activities. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Megan Hackett and Pfc. Gianna Elle Sulger.)April 7, 2022 - Seaman Jonathon Wallace performs a roving watch aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) that is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S., allied and partner interests in Europe and Africa. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Charles Blaine.)The LGM-35A Sentinel, known as the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, is the U.S. Air Force’s newest weapon system. The LGM-35A Sentinel provides continuity in strategic deterrence and replaces the current intercontinental ballistic missile fleet, comprised of the aging Minuteman III. Replacing the 1970s-era missile modernizes the ground-based leg of the nuclear triad and brings the Minuteman’s more than 50 years of service to a close. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force illustrations.)
April 9, 2022 - Inspiring scenes of the reenactment of the First Muster in Salem, Massachusetts ... marking its 385th anniversary. The history of the National Guard began on December 13, 1636, when the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony ordered the organization of the Colony’s militia companies into three regiments. The first muster of the East Regiment took place in Salem. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army National Guard photos by Master Sgt. Jim Greenhill) The energetic, entertaining Hot Rods & High Heels family-friendly show's talented cast ... transports you back to a time when poodle skirts and soda shops were all the rage. (Image created by USA Patriotism!)April 8, 2022 - U.S. Coast Guard members of Sector Houston-Galveston stand with Robert C. Moore after he was presented a Certificate of Merit at Sector Houston-Galveston in Houston, Texas for his heroics. Moore jumped into the water to assist a motorist in distress after witnessing a vehicle drive off the Lynchburg Ferry landing and into the Houston Ship Channel in Baytown, Texas on December. 31, 2021. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alejandro Rivera.)March 25, 2022 - Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Sergio Nava looks at the rugged terrain along the U.S./Mexico border in the Sanderson Border Patrol Station's Area of Responsibility within the Big Bend National Park, where migrants risk severe and fatal injury potential. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo by Greg L. Davis.)March 25, 2022 - A reminding view of Big Bend National Park's imposing austere canyon terrain carved by the Rio Grande River in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Sanderson, Texas area of responsibility at an overlook with the river below flowing beyond the horizon along the U.S./Mexico border. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo by Greg L. Davis.)April 5, 2022 - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and its U.S. Air Force partner recently completed a second free flight test of the Lockheed Martin version of the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC). Artist concept illustration and information provided by DARPA that is part of the U.S. Department of Defense.Scenes of U.S. and Royal Marines conducting exercises during Northern Viking 22 at various Iceland locations in March and April 2022. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from photos by U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Yvonna Guyette and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tyler Thompson.)April 4, 2022 - U.S. Army Spc. Kaylie Demitraszek, a combat medic specialist assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery (HHB), 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division feels for a placement to conduct a tracheostomy to the casualty as fellow soldiers provide assistance during the combat casualty care scenario at Torun, Poland. Medical simulation provides the most realistic and practical training for acute trauma and medical scenarios. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Gabriel Rivera.)April 17, 2022 - Kids of parents with U.S. Navy Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) Ikego Housing Detachment have a fun time on Easter Sunday participating in an egg hunt, face painting and balloon animals. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Conner Houghtaling.)April 18, 2022 - Historical reenactments at Concord and Lexington, Massachusetts during the state's Patriots' Day ... a special annual state holiday commemorating the opening battle of the American Revolutionary War between local militia and British Regulars on April 19, 1775. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air force photo by Mark Herlihy.)
April 1, 2022 - Middle schoolers participate in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Expo Challenge at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina with Furman middle school students taking first-place. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Destani K. Matheny.)April 8, 2022 - U.S. Space Force Capt Samuel Lauda, Officer in Charge of Operations for 4th Space Operations Squadron, Mobile Operations Flight. Leads the security convoy during a routine training exercise at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force Photo by Lekendrick Stallworth.)April 14, 2022 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro crew members prepare to disembark after conducting a boarding of South Korean-flagged fishing vessel Dong Won in the South Pacific, southwest of the Howland/Baker Islands, as part of Operation Blue Pacific. Munro’s deployment aims to counter illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, and strengthen relationships to enhance maritime sovereignty and security throughout the Indo-Pacific. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn.)In the early morning hours of April 12, 1981, NASA launched is first Space Transportation System, or space shuttle, mission, carrying astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen into orbit. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA courtesy photo.)A scenic overlook view of the Klamath River flowing into the Pacific Ocean in the North Coast region of California, completing its watery path through the Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park and Redwood National Park. Activities include fishing, bird watching and walking along the beach. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)Scenes of patriotic entertainers performing during the Veteran Show at the Clay Cooper Theatre during 2021 Veterans Week at Branson, Missouri. The show especially honors Vietnam Era Veterans who proudly deserved the respect and appreciation of their combat service upon returning from Vietnam like fellow veterans of World War II and other wars. (Image and associated photos by USA Patriotism!)April 20, 2022 - Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom and AH-1Z Viper helicopters with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) fly near the USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), a Zumwalt-class destroyer while  observing the area, during a training mission off the coast of Camp Pendleton, California. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Samuel Ruiz.)April 23, 2022 - New Jersey Army National Guard soldiers with the 2-113th Infantry Battalion, Bravo Charlie company conduct support by fire training exercises using the M240L weapon system at a range, in Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by PFC Seth Cohen.)April 27, 2022 - A rocky shore view of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) departing Naval Station Mayport Paul Ignatius in Florida to its new homeport Naval Station Rota in Spain. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Juel Foster.)April 26, 2022 - U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jay Capper, 731st Airlift Squadron pilot, handles the controls on a virtual reality simulator (VRS) during the annual modular airborne firefighting system training at Gowen Field, Idaho. The VRS was designed to recreate conditions pilots experience real during aerial firefighting scenarios when they’re called to fight wildfires. (U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Justin Norton)
April 17, 2022 - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying National Reconnaissance Office mission (NROL-85) launches from Space Launch Complex-4 East with sunrise near the horizon at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. NROL-85 is the first NRO mission to reuse a SpaceX rocket booster, and is the second Falcon 9 launch procured through the National Security Space Launch (NSSL) contract to launch from the Western Range. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photo Michael Peterson, Space Launch Delta 30 Public Affairs.)April 28, 2022 - Personnel at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, New Jersey and their families participate in National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to learn about recruit training, our local units, and visit on-base monuments. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Shannon Kearney.)Scenic beauty of the infant Snake River calmly flowing in its rocky bed bordered by nature's greenery with the Teton Range majestically towering in the background under the clear blue sky from Schwabacher Landing, a few miles south of Snake River Overlook in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)May 2, 2022 - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Manny, the mascot of Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego, runs through a pugil sticks arena; bayonet assault course; tests the durability of a bayonet assault course obstacle; and, relaxes while Marine ready on MCRD San Diego. Manny is named after Sgt. Johnny R. Manuelito, one of the ‘original 29’ Navajo Code Talkers. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher A. Madero.)May 3, 2022 - A U.S. Army M1A2 SEPv2 Abrams tank crew, assigned to the "Panther Battalion," 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, fires a Multi-Purpose Anti-Tank round downrange during the 2022 Sullivan Cup Competition at Fort Benning, Georgia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Duke Edwards.)May 4, 2022 - Sailors participate in a foreign object debris walkdown on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S., allied and partner interests in Europe and Africa. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jack Hoppe.)May 6, 2022 - Four F-16 Fighting Falcons from the U.S. Air Force demonstration squadron, known as the “Thunderbirds,” take flight in a rehearsal for the 2022 Holloman Legacy of Liberty Air Show and Open House on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The demonstration team was activated at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, in 1953. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Antonio Salfran.)May 2, 2022 - U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans aircrew stands in front of a recently arrived MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans. The aircrew flew the MH-60 around the city of New Orleans as part of its first flight as an Air Station New Orleans asset. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class James Hague)May 3, 2022 - U.S. Marines with 7th Communication Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, fire the M240B machine gun weapons system on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. The 7th Comm. Bn. FEX is designed to evaluate and preserve combat readiness and familiarization of weapons systems. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Marcos A. Alvarado.)While the Duttons Show is a must see whenever visiting Branson, Missouri ... its Christmas show is a special entertaining experience as was the case during Branson Veterans Week on November 8, 2021. (Photos and collage image by USA Patriotism!)
../../images/places/st-mary_lake960a.jpgMay 11, 2022 - U.S. Army Sgt. Warren Bolden with the 131st Military Working Dog Detachment, Combined Military Working Dog Detachment - Europe, holds a Soldier down on the ground at the Rheinlander Club, Baumholder, Germany for the 2022 International Working Dog Competition. The dog and handler were given a patrolling scenario where they were graded on how well they reacted to a series of different variables on the course. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Katelyn Myers.)May 12, 2022 - An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Vigilantes” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability through alliances and partnerships while serving as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Javier Reyes.)May 4, 2022 - U.S. Air Force operators with the 492nd Special Operations Wing conduct a free-fall jump mission out of the back of an MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 27th Special Operations Wing during an Emerald Warrior 22.1 mission over Eglin Range, Florida. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Harrison Winchell.)May 5, 2022 - Law enforcement crews from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans (WPC-1110) and Coast Guard Cutter Campbell(WPG-32) crews stop a grossly overloaded, unsafe vessel in the Windward Passage approximately 20 miles south of Turks and Caicos off Haiti's coast. The Haitians were repatriated to Haiti. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Campbell.)May 3, 2022 - A FBI police honor guard proudly walks outside with the annual Blue Mass in Washington, D.C. A Blue Mass is celebrated annually throughout the United States in the Catholic Church for those employed in public safety (law enforcement and first responders). The color blue relates to the blue-colored uniforms predominantly used by these services. (Federal Bureau of Investigation courtesy photo)A scenic view from Diamond Peak (7,968 feet) with one of its prominent rock outcrops overlooking the hills below carpeted with nature's green to the horizon. Diamond Peak, located in Lassen Volcanic National Park, is named for the quartz crystals trapped in its andesite rock. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)May 15, 2022 - A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), patrols Polish airspace as a part of NATO's Enhanced Air Policing. 2nd MAW units are deployed to enhance NATO's capabilities in Eastern Europe at the invitation of the host nation. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Adam Henke.)May 16, 2022 - U.S. Army Green Berets with 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) train in maritime operations alongside Naval Special Warfare, Special Boat Team 22 and the 238th Air Special Operations Squadron during exercise Southern Strike 22 in Gulfport, Mississippi. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by 1st Special Forces Group, Airborne with alteration for security purposes.)May 18, 2022 - World War II era Merchant Mariners display their Congressional Gold Medals at the U.S. Capital during a ceremony honoring them and all WWII Merchant Mariners who put their lives on the line for their country, braving German and Japanese submarines in their Liberty Ships, as they delivered critical supplies for service members serving in the European and Pacific theaters. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Bill Mesta.)
May 20, 2022 - U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. William D. Betts, commander of the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing, renders a salute during the playing of taps, in remembrance of the fallen, at the closing ceremony for Police Week, hosted by the 378th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Patrick Evenson.)U.S. Coast Guard 295-foot Tall Ship Barque Eagle and flagship of the U.S. Coast Guard approaches the dock at Maurice Ferre Park upon arrival to Miami, Florida. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson.)May 17, 2022 - Members of the 460th Security Forces Squadron with military working dogs (MWDs) ruck march down a road in honor of National Police Week at Buckley Space Force Base, Colorado. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shaun Combs.)Branson’s two-time “Female Entertainer of the Year,” Dalena Ditto has a new must see show, Country Evolution, with a talented award-winning band, “The Boys”, that is all about ... performing Country Music hits from many of the great ones ... as was the case during Branson 2021 Veterans Week. (Photo and Image by USA Patriotism! by USA Patriotism!The Mandan and Hidatsa peoples, among whom the Expedition spent the winter of 1804-1805, lived in permanent villages of well-constructed earth lodge dwellings ... like the one at Knife River National Historic Site (NHS) along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)May 23, 2022 - Recruits with Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, conduct swim qualification on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. The recruits must complete a 25 meter swim, high dive, tread water, pack swim, and shed gear each with certain time constraints to pass swim qualification. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Michelle Brudnicki.)May 26, 2022 - Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), along with service members from the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Coast Guard, place U.S. flags at every gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery as part of Flags-In, Arlington, Virginia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery.)May 27, 2022 - A pride inspiring scene of Sgt. 1st Class Houston Creech of the U.S. Army Parachute Team with waving Old Glory before landing on to the beach in Miami, Florida during a demonstration parachute jump. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Megan Hackett.)May 28, 2022 – Crewmembers attached to the U.S. Navy Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Oregon (SSN 793) stand at attention on deck during its commissioning ceremony in Groton, Connecticut. SSN 793, the third U.S Navy ship launched with the name Oregon and first in more than a century, is a flexible, multi-mission platform designed to carry out the seven core competencies of the submarine force: anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface warfare; delivery of special operations forces; strike warfare; irregular warfare; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and mine warfare. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Joshua Karsten.)Memorial Day - Remember and Honor (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Department of Defense graphic and photo.)
May 29, 2022 - U.S. Air Force 422nd Security Forces Squadron Defenders prepare to perform a 21-gun salute during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Brookwood American Military (BAM) Cemetery, England. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jennifer Zima.)May 30, 2022 - U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May holds a Memorial Day ceremony with an honor guard carrying the colors at the Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial on base in Cape May, New Jersey. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Timothy Tamargo.)Scenes of nature and an historical must see within the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photos.)June 01, 2022 – Marines assigned to Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (TF 51/5) completed the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) black belt culminating event aboard Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Benjamin McDonald.)June 3, 2022 - Scenes of a ceremony honoring the pathfinders with the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division who landed in Saint-Germain-de-Varreville, France along with thousands of fellow paratroopers who landed in other other areas of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944 (78 years ago). The the pathfinders were the very first to jump in. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Alexander Skripnichuk.)May 31, 2022 - Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman and guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto transit in formation with allied European ships in support of NATO-led activity Neptune Shield 22 in the Adriatic Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Crayton Agnew)On June 6, 1944, weather conditions finally allowed Operation Overlord (known as D-Day) to proceed with the largest amphibious invasion in the history of warfare with the Allies using over 5,000 ships and landing craft to bring more than 160,000 American, British and Canadian troops along with 13,000 aircraft to storm 50 miles of Normandy's fiercely defended five beaches in northern France ... whose heroic efforts achieved a critical turning point in World War II ... resulting in allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control and its eventual surrender in 1945. The D-Day causalities for both sides were significant with 4,414 Allied troops killed and over 9,000 wounded or missing ... along with 4,000-9,000 German troops killed. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Department of Defense public domain photos by U.S. military servicemembers.A must entertainment experience in Branson, Missouri ... is the talent rich Presleys' Country Jubilee show with great country music performances and gut wrenching humor that ends with the audience giving them a deserving standing ovation ... as was the case on a very enjoyable November 2021 night during the city's annual Veterans Week, the largest tribute to military veterans in the USA. (Photos and Image by USA Patriotism!)May 17, 2022 - Tactical Air Control Party (TCAP) specialists from the 146th Air Support Operations Squadron, Oklahoma Air National Guard, conduct fast rope insertion and extraction system (FRIES) training from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter attached to Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 149th Aviation Regiment, Arkansas National Guard, at Razorback Range near Ft. Smith, Arkansas. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air National Guard photos by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire.)The picturesque, fisherman's delight Lone Pine Lake is located on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park near the town of Grand Lake. It is accessible from the East Inlet Trail with scenic views of the East Inlet valley, steep cliffs, radiant aspen trees, water flowing over smooth rock, wildflowers, and soaring mountain peaks. Then there is the must see rock island in the southwest section of the lake decorated with several trees. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)
June 7, 2022 - The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Henry sails alongside the Japan Coast Guard patrol vessel Mizuho during the joint counter-narcotics SAPPHIRE 2022 exercise off Guam. SAPPHIRE stands for ... Solid Alliance for Peace and Prosperity with Humanity and Integrity on the Rule-of-Law Based Engagement. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam.)May 30, 2022 - U.S. Space Force Col. Robert Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, delivers a Memorial Day speech at the Lompoc Cemetery, California as veterans and other visitors listen intently. Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, commemorates the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in their service to the United States. (Image created by USA Patriotism! fromU.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Rocio Romo.)May 26, 2022 - Border Patrol Agents with the Big Bend Sector Honor Guard present their service's colors with Old Glory along with one of them holding a ceremonial rifle during the Border Patrol's 98th Anniversary celebration at Alpine Border Patrol Station. The anniversary's celebration also included a cake-cutting and retired Border Patrol Patrol Agents in Charge, as honored guests. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo by Greg L. Davis.)June 9, 2022 - U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 2d Marines are focused ready as they conduct a squad patrol in a forest environment during Exercise Shinka at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Scott Aubuchon.)Flag Day, also called National Flag Day, honors Old Glory, the national flag of the United States of America that is observed annually on June 14. The holiday commemorates the Second Continental Congress’s adoption of the first U.S. national flag on June 14, 1777.Scenes of U.S. Army leaders and soldiers proudly celebrating their military service's 247th Birthday. (Collage created by USA Patriotism! from photos associated with the respective U.S. Army photos.)A trip to Silver Salmon Creek on Lake Clark's Cook Inlet coast within Lake Clark National Park offers outstanding bear viewing as the scenes of brown bear siblings enjoy eating salmon on the beach with their mother nearby ready to protect and a lonely male grazing in the sedge meadows illustrate along with sport fishing opportunities. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photos by J. Kramer and K. Lewandowski.)June 16, 2022 - USS Constitution gets underway in Boston Harbor in honor of Vietnam War Veterans. The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration works to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, their families, domestic supporters, and American allies who contributed to the war effort. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alec Kramer.)June 7, 2022 - A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II flies over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona in association with the A-10 demonstration team preparing for an airshow at Canadian Forces Base Borden, Ontario, Canada. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force by Airman 1st Class Paige Weldon.)June 6, 2022 - U.S. Space Force Col. Matthew Holston, Space Delta 8 commander, left, and Lt. Col. Jason Sanders, 10th Space Operations Squadron commander, right, reveal the 10 SOPS sign for the first time at the 10 SOPS activation ceremony at Point Mugu, California. (U.S. Space Force photo by SrA Daniel Sanchez)
Juneteenth (June 19) commemorates the emancipation of slaves by President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation during the Civil War in 1862 ... with it officially becoming a federal holiday on June 17, 2021 ... giving it national recognition. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from graphic by U.S. Army Sgt. Eliezer Melendez.)June 17, 2022 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis' (WMEC 910) crew offloads more than $99 million in illegal narcotics at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Vincent Moreno.)June 8. 2022 - Defense Supply Center Columbus Environmental Division Chief Nicole Goicochea guides children in the process of planting a cilantro plant at the DSCC Columbus’ Child Development Center. Seven pre-K classes participated in the planting day but all classes at the center tend to the garden each year. The garden is a joint partnership with the DSCC Environmental Division and is in its sixth season.(Photo by Shannon Mormon, Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime)June 17, 2022 - Cpl. Monica Pomales, a crew chief with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 773 Detachment A, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, from Deerfield Beach, Florida, conducts live-fire shooting drills in a UH-1Y Venom during exercise Gunslinger 22 at Smoky Hill Range, Kansas. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Intriago.)A stunning view of an uprooted, vibrant Ponderosa Pine on a cliff's edge overlooking the spectacular scenic beauty of the Bryce Canyon below and beyond. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Peter Densmore.)June 21, 2022 - Georgia Army National Guard Infantrymen with the Lawrenceville-based Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, conduct urban attack training during Exportable Combat Training Capabilities (XCTC) Exercise at Fort Stewart, Georgia. The XCTC exercise includes approximately 4,400 brigade personnel throughout Georgia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army Sgt. Tori Miller.)June 23, 2022 - Loved ones happily wait to greet their returning sailors onboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) as it nears the dock at Naval Station Norfolk after a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. Gravely was deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Nathan T. Beard.)

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