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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 6, 2022 - U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 2d Marines conduct combat activities in support of a high-explosive range during Fuji Viper 23.1 (FV23.1) at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Jaylen Davis.)A scenic rustic sunset view looking down into the lightly snow covered spike-tip hoodoos bordering the Wall Street hike trail winding below from Sunset Point in Bryce Canyon National Park. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)December 25, 2022 - Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Catholic Archdiocese for Military Affairs, says a final prayer and remarks during midnight Catholic Mass service on Christmas day in Poznan, Poland. The service gave U.S. Army soldiers and fellow service members deployed to support V Corps an opportunity to fellowship and celebrate the holiday. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Spc. Devin M. Klecan.)January 1, 2023 - A U.S. Navy sailor live-fires a M2A1 machine gun as fellow sailors observe during weapons qualification aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) at an undisclosed location in the Philippine Sea. Decatur, part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, is currently underway in 7th Fleet conducting routine operations. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by MC2 David Negron and MC3 Gerald Dudley Reynolds.)January 4, 2023 - U.S. Air Force Capt. Chris Brown, Senior Airman Ammar Shigri,  and, Tech. Sgt. Bryan Bailey proudly stand in front of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft after each received the Distinguished Flying Cross medal for their heroism in 2021 during the 17-day evacuation of 124,000 people during Operation Allies Refuge from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III.)December 17, 2022 - A Falcon 9 rocket carrying Starlink 4-37 payload launches from Space Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Starlink is the name of a satellite network developed by the private spaceflight company SpaceX to provide low-cost internet to remote locations. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photo by Joshua Conti.)January 2, 2023 - NASA astronaut and Expedition 68 Flight Engineer Nicole Mann peers through a window as she displays Old Glory in the window next to her inside the seven windowed cupola ... the International Space Station's "window to the world". (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA photo.)December 16, 2022 - A U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Frederick Hatch (WPC 1143) patrol boat crew in the sparkling blue waters of Oceania during a fisheries boarding operation within the Federated States of Micronesia exclusive economic zone. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Sara Muir.)Scenes of the nonprofit Branson Veterans Task Force's 2022 Vets For Vets Show during the Branson, Missouri Veterans Week in November 2022. The annual show honors our well-deserving military veterans and active troops who served beyond self for our beloved country's sake. The show is also free to them and their spouses. (Image and Photos by USA Patriotism!)
January 3, 2023 - U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Peter Le, a recruit with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, aims his rifle as he lies in a water coated muddy location while participating in a obstacle during the Crucible at Camp Pendleton, California. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler W. Abbott.)January 9, 2023 - U.S. Army soldiers with the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) maintain their proficiency with the Carl Gustaf 84mm Recoilless Rifle anti-armor weapon system on a range at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Eaddy.)Bristlecone Pine scenic landscape view from the edge of Mt. Washington (11,658 feet) of the valley below bordered by another mountain range within Great Basin National Park. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)January 13, 2023 - Scenes of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) deployed with the U.S. 7th Fleet conducting routine operations at an undisclosed location in the South China Sea. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Hannah Kantner.)anuary 11, 2023 - U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Zach McDermott, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron pilots, flies the WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft over the the Pacific Ocean Basin during an Atmospheric Rivers mission out of Mather Air Field, California. Atmospheric Rivers account for most of the horizontal moisture transport outside of the tropics. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Jessica Kendziorek.)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!)January 11, 2023 - Petty Officer 3rd Class Clayton Maidlow, an Aviation Survival Technician stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, surveys a flooded region of the Russian River during an overflight mission of Northern California floods. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon.)January 10, 2023 - U.S. Marines with 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2d Marine Division, conduct a scout course with live-fire to enhance lethality and increase long range weapon proficiency on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Emma Gray.)January 16, 2023 - U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pull security with a .50 Cal machine gun and their rifles during Exercise Bull Fury in Romania. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Malcolm Cohens-Ashley, 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.)January 18, 2023 - Cmdr. Alex Armatas, commanding officer and flight leader of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, starts takeoff for a winter training flight over Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro, California, in preparation for the upcoming 2023 air show season. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael Russell.)
January 5, 2023 - U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II aircraft assigned to the 1st Special Operations Squadron fly in formation during the Flight of the Flock training event at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The event is an opportunity to flex combat capabilities while strengthening teamwork through friendly competition. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Redin.)A stunning aerial scenic view of a steep rugged peak with a heavy snow pack in its crevices and more northern Wrangell Mountains in the background partially hidden by clouds in the bright blue Alaskan sky. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Dan Lefler.)January 18, 2023 - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the GPS III SV06 payload launches from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. The overall objective of GPS III is to deliver sustained, reliable GPS capabilities to U.S. military (including warfighters), our allies, and civil users that is three times more accurate with its signals and more compatible with international navigation systems. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Sjoberg.)Scenes from the Opening Ceremony and WALMART Tribute Veterans Shows ... honoring military veterans and active-duty troops during the Branson 2022 Veterans week with entertaining patriotic performers. These two must see free annual shows are provided by Veterans Show that also offers other military veteran related events during Veterans Week. (Photos and Collage Image by USA Patriotism!)January 18, 2023 - A weapons ready U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) small boat crew conducts vessel on vessel use of force training while underway in the Atlantic Ocean. Stone is the ninth Legend-class national security cutter in the Coast Guard fleet and currently homeports in Charleston, South Carolina. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Riley Perkofski.)January 20, 2023 - NASA astronaut Nicole Mann, an Expedition 68 Flight Engineer, during her first spacewalk installs a modification kit with an out of scene fellow astronaut on the International Space Station's starboard truss structure that will enable the future installation of the orbiting lab's next roll-out solar array. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA courtesy photo.)January 25, 2023 – A U.S. Marine assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Central Command (FASTCENT) sights through a M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System during the final exercise of Neon Defender 23 in Bahrain. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla.)January 12, 2023 - AU.S. Army soldier assigned to 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division fires a M777 Howitzer by pulling the cord in his right hand as a fellow soldier observes during an artillery training exercise in the Republic of Korea. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jerod Hathaway.)January 27, 2023 - Scenes of the January 2023 U.S. Navy recruit graduation ceremony, also known as Pass-In-Review. It is a formal military ceremony that honors each navy recruit’s hard work and dedication to a new way of life, and ties together the future of the Navy with its long-held Naval traditions and customs. More than 40,000 recruits train annually at the Navy's only boot camp. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Stephane Belche.)January 29, 2023 - Airmen assigned to the U.S. Air National Guard 172nd Security Forces Squadron survey a training field during a simulated base attack in Jackson, Mississippi. The large-scale readiness exercise tested the Wing’s ability to operate in a deployed environment under various levels of threats. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Shardae McAfee.)
January 26, 2023 - A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew flies over the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana before conducting emergency landing training and hoists with another MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gabriel Wisdom.)A captivating beautiful nature scene from the Cascade River Road area of the North Cascades National Park ... of the Cascade Pass and Pelton Basin with lush green trees and reddish ground cover in the foreground with snow covered areas beyond to the mountains. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Deby Dixon.)January 30, 2023 - U.S. Marines with maritime raid force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct a simulated visit, board, search, and seizure exercise aboard the USS Miguel Keith (ESB-5) off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. The training refines Marines’ skills in maritime interdiction by incorporating real world scenarios from room clearing to hostage rescue. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Manuel Alvarado.)January 30, 2023 - U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division Artillery soldiers conduct Waterborne Operations in a combat rubber raiding craft during their annual Best By Test ... pitting artillery teams against one another in a weeklong competition at Schofield Barracks East Range, HI. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army 1st Lt. David Block.)February 3, 2023 - U.S. Navy sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) salute the American flag (Old Glory) as the ship with the embarked staff of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 arrives in Piraeus, Greece for a scheduled port visit. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Avis.)January 31, 2023 - A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, 36th Fighter Squadron, from at Osan Air Base, ROK takes off during a training event at Daegu Air Base, ROK to bolster readiness and utilize strategies to increase lethality. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dwane R. Young.)January 27, 2023 - The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter William Flores (WPC-1103) interdicts a migrant voyage with 309 Haitians approximately 20 miles northeast of Mole Saint Nicolas, Haiti. The people were repatriated to Haiti on January 31, 2023. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from photo by U.S. Coast Guard District 7.)Scenes of the must see very talented and entertaining Clay Cooper's Christmas Express 2022 Show during the must experience pride inspiring annual Veterans Week in Branson, Missouri during November. The show also honors active troops, military veterans, and first responders. (Image and Photos by USA Patriotism!)February 6, 2023 - A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter conducts a flyover of State Farm Stadium as CBP provides significant security in advance of Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo by Glenn Fawcett.) February 7, 2023 - U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit provide security for a CH-53E Super Stallion landing and extraction during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel (TRAP) exercise at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. TRAP operations are conducted to ensure key assets do not fall into enemy hands, while giving proper medical care to injured personnel. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. William Wallace.)
February 7, 2023 - A flaming mortar bomb/shell breaches the barrel (metal tube) of a M120 120 mm mortar system immediately after being fired by U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, during Exercise Thunder Mortar Gunnery at Pocek Range in Slovenia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army Photo by Paolo Bovo, Training Support Activity Europe.)A captivating winter scene of the snow coated frozen Lake Superior shore area bordered by cliffs with large icicles and the frozen Spray Falls in the distance with hint of the icy blue water beyond. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)February 6, 2023 - U.S. Navy Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 (NMCB 133) and U.S. Marines  assigned to the 8th Engineer Support Battalion (8th ESB), augmenting NMCB 133, conduct a simulated firefight during a field training exercise on Camp Shelby, Mississippi. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Waters.)February 2, 2023 - U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Ward Mikami, Outside the Wire (OTW) Pre-deployment Training student, pulls rear security at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. This tactics training allows students to practice the “shoot, move, communicate” technique to prepare students for high risk scenarios they may encounter while deployed. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Cabanero.)February 11, 2022 - A happy child pets a tail wagging Coast Guard K9 as they meet eyes during Sector Houston-Galveston’s Community Day in Houston, Texas. During the event, Coast Guard members from Sector Houston-Galveston and surrounding units displayed equipment and discussed various Coast Guard missions. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alejandro Rivera.)Scenes of U.S. Navy sailors recoverying the Chinese high-altitude balloon recovery and FBI special agents processing the recovered material for forensic examination after it was shot down within sovereign U.S. airspace and over U.S. territorial waters. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from photos by U.S. Navy MC1 Tyler Thompson / MC1 Ryan Seelbach and FBI courtesy photo.)February 14, 2023 - U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Clayton Mendes ( left) and Cpl. Shelton Bradley, both infantrymen with 3d Battalion, 4th Marines, hold security during Jungle Warfare Exercise 23 (JWX 23) in the Northern Training Area on Okinawa, Japan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lorenzo Ducato.)February 14, 2023 - U.S. Army soldiers assigned to Hard Rock Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), prepare to fire their rifles while conducting Force-on-Force (FOF) training with fellow soldiers and the Hellenic XXV Armored Brigade during Exercise Thracian Cooperation-23 (ETC23) in Greece. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Malcolm Cohens-Ashley.)February 17, 2023 - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) departs Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) in Kanagawa, Japan ... shifting its homeport to Naval Station Everett, Washington after nearly seven years of forward-deployed time in U.S. 7th Fleet. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Emilio Mackie.)February 16, 2023 - An Aerospace Propulsion System specialist airman from the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, Duluth, Minnesota, performs post maintenance engine testing on a flaming General Electric F110-129 turbofan aircraft engine. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air National Guard photo by Audra Flanagan.)
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 Veterans Village provided by Branson Veterans Task Force during 2022 Veterans Week in Branson, Missouri where thousands of military veterans, active troops, first responders, and other patriots along with their families enjoy annually November 5-10. (Image and Photos by USA Patriotism!)February 14, 2023 - Scenes of the U.S. Coast Guard and Japan Coast Guard patrol boats along with a Japan Coast Guard AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter conducting a search-and-rescue exercise in Kagoshima Bay, Japan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Chief Petty Officer Matt Masaschi.)An amazing wintry nature view of two bison grazing on the snow blanketed buttes near the frozen Little Missouri River in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The bison and other wildlife not deterred by the cold temperatures are able to cross the river for food and other purposes. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Laura Thomas.)February 20, 2023 - U.S. Marines from Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire a M224 60 mm mortar system while conducting a bilateral mortar live-fire exercise with soldiers from the 1st Amphibious Rapid Deployment Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during Iron Fist 23 at Hijudai, Japan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Manuel Alvarado.)February 23, 2023 - Rifle ready U.S. Army paratroopers, assigned to Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade demonstrate combat efforts as they rush towards the enemy during Exercise Justified Accord 23 (JA23) in Isiolo, Kenya. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christian Dela Cruz.)February 19-21, 2023 - Scenes aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) conducting operations over several days in the Adriatic Sea. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Avis.)February 23, 2023 - Airmen with the U.S. Air Force 8th Security Forces Squadron prepare to launch a small, unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) during the Wolf Leadership Forum at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The demo highlighted their expanded capabilities with the sUAS. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shannon Braaten.)February 21, 2023 - U.S. Coast Guard boat crews interdict Cuban migrants 20 miles offshore of Marathon, Florida located in the Keys. The migrants were then transferred by high-speed law enforcement boat and response boat crews to the Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Paroo for repatriation to Cuba. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ian Gray.)February 6, 2023 - A FBI dive team with the New York USERT (Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team) explores the Upper New York Bay around the Statue of Liberty. USERT comprises a group of highly trained FBI special agents tasked with searching for and recovering evidence underwater. (Image courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation)
February 27, 2023 - A U.S. Marine with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, scopes target before shooting rifle on a live-fire and maneuver range during Intrepid Maven 23.2 in a challenging area of Israel. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Emma Gray.)February 27, 2023 - U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team face off with the 1st Battalion (Airborne) , 509th Infantry "Geronimo" in an intense battle on the outskirts of the mock village of Segacite at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, Louisiana. The 1-509th acts as the main opposing force to each unit that goes through training at JRTC. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Mason Nichols.)March 2, 2023 - Zion-Benton Township High School Naval Junior Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) cadets practice line handling at Surface Warfare Engineering School Command Great Lakes (SWESC GL) Boatswain’s Mate “A” school USS White Hat during a visit to Naval Station Great Lakes. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cory Asato.)A stunning expansive sunset nature view from a narrow bluff ledge overlooking the Buffalo River as it winds through the Ponca Wilderness in the Buffalo National River park in Arkansas. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Aaron Bates.)March 3, 2023 - An amazing scene of U.S. Air Force Capt. Samuel “RaZZ” Larson, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team pilot, climbing his aircraft at about a 45 degree angle as he flies it over Davis- Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona with a snow coated mountain under the blue sky in the background. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Paige Weldon.)A glimpse of the very entertaining, family-friendly Bretts 2022 Christmas show in Branson, Missouri during the city's must experience annual Veterans Week in November. The Bretts show also has a very special heartfelt moving musical enactment of a Christmas return of family loved ones from their deployments inWorld War II. Another heart grabbing segment is when they include their youngest ones in a Christmas song performance. (Image and Photos by USA Patriotism!)February 28, 2023 - A snowy wintry scene of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin (WPB 87366) (middle) sailing with a U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team response boat (grey) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) response boat (black) in frigid waters with snow coated trees in the background near Vancouver, British Columbia. The Coast Guard and RCMP practiced several law enforcement (LE) maneuvers as well as other maritime security drills (Image created by USA Patriotism! fromU.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diolanda Caballero.)March 7, 2023 - A memorable inspiring scene of U.S. Marine Corps World War II veteran Gold Fabian (100) in the company of proud Marines from The Silent Drill Platoon, who performed for the students of Canby High School and local veterans in Canby, Oregon. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from United States Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Menelik Collins.)March 6, 2023 - A U.S. Army solider from Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment runs to emplace his M240B machine gun during a simulated airfield seizure as part of an Air Assault Operation in Lopburi, Kingdom of Thailand,  during exercise Cobra Gold 2023. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Spc. Chris Wilkins.)March 8, 2023 - A U.S. Navy E/A-18G Growler, attached to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140, launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) at an undisclosed location in the Adriatic Sea. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Avis.)
March 9, 2023 - Riveting scenes of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron 'Thunderbirds' performing their demonstration at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Following the demonstration, the Thunderbirds received final certification from Gen. Mark D. Kelly, Commander of Air Combat Command, for 2023 ... officially kicking off the show season. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Dakota Carter.)March 2, 2023 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) arrives at Palmer Station, a United States research station on the Antarctic Peninsula, for a short visit before heading back to its homeport after completing a successful deployment in support of Operation Deep Freeze 2023. It was the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star’s first visit to Palmer Station in 35 years. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Aidan Cooney.)The SpaceX Dragon Endurance spacecraft with Crew-5 mission members aboard descends from space for a parachute-assisted splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Tampa, Florida on March 11, 2023 at 9:02 p.m. EST after 157 days in space. Support teams then safely retrieved the spacecraft from the water followed by the astronauts removal, who are seen together on onboard the SpaceX recovery ship Shannon shortly after the landing. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA photos by Keegan Barber.)An amazing scene of a towering rock formation along the must experience High Peaks Trail in Pinnacles National Park. The popular High Peaks Trail is among Pinnacles National Park's 30 miles of trails that showcase the beauty of the park up close and personal. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 1/6, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct boat patrols with a simulated raid using a rigid-hulled inflatable boats during MEU Exercise III on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina over several days in March 2023. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Aziza Kamuhanda.)March 14, 2023 - U.S. Army soldiers from 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment "Tomahawks", 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, observe and communicate with rifles ready during situational training during exercise Warrior Shield at Goldmine training area in the Republic of Korea. Warrior Shield is a 2nd Infantry Division exercise that showcases and employs Fight Tonight fundamentals and capabilities. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Effie Mahugh.)March 15, 2023 - The guided-missile destroyer USS Chung Hoon (DDG 93) approaches the out of scene amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during a fueling-at-sea (FAS) aboard Makin Island in the South China Sea. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kendra Helmbrecht.)March 14, 2023 - A U.S. Air Force  F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron of the 48th Fighter Wing(Liberty Wing) takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, to take part in Exercise Cobra Warrior 23-1. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Charles Welty.)March 15, 2023 - Defenders from the 460th Security Forces Squadron take down an active shooter with paramedics providing medical assistance to the injured during an active shooter exercise on Buckley Space Force Base, Colorado. The active shooter exercise tested the base capabilities to respond during a critical situation. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photos by Airman 1st Class Madelyn S. Yepez.)The talent rich Presleys' Country Jubilee show in Branson, Missouri ... for over 50 years ... its four generations has been entertaining its full house audiences with great country music performances and gut wrenching humor ... as was the case again during the Branson's annual Veterans Week in November 2022. (Photos and Image by USA Patriotism!)
March 16, 2023 - Local firefighters respond to a fire and rescue injured individuals in a residential area near Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi in association with a joint exercise (jex) worst-case incident scenario aircraft crash. Coast Guard and Air Force members were joined by local, state, and federal personnel. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Wisdom.)March 6, 2023 - A solemn pride stirring nighttime scene of candles on the top of each headstone at Suresnes American Cemetery near Paris, France ... marking the American Battle Monuments Commission’s 100th anniversary ... commemorating a 100 years of an unbroken promise to this nation, the fallen, their families, and fellow veterans, that they will not be forgotten. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from American Battle Monuments Commission photo by Michael Shipman.)March 23, 2023 - U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, honor fallen during the memorial service for the 20th anniversary of the battle of An-Nasiriyah on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Joining the Marines for the memorial service were Sailors, veterans, and guests. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Deja Thomas.)March 23, 2023 - U.S. Army Soldiers with 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, navigate the final obstacle along their 5k troop competition run on East Range, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The 5k troop run was the culminating event of "Raider Week", a week-long celebration filled with activities and events celebrating the squadron's rich heritage. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Rachel Christensen.)Step back in time ... while never leaving San Antonio, Texas at Mission San Jose, Mission Concepcion, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada ... that are within the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park that embodies nearly 300 years of rich history and culture. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photos.)March 23, 2023 - A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Fighting Redcocks" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during routine operations by the U.S. 7th Fleet at an undisclosed location in the Philippine Sea. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin McTaggart.)March 25, 2023 - A Red Bull Air Force skydiving member floats proudly down with majestically waving Old Glory waving in the bright blue sky during the National Anthem at the 2023 Defenders of Liberty Air Show, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicole Ledbetter.)Aerial and close-up views of white structural, weatherproof enclosure radomes at Buckley Space Force Base, Colorado. The radomes are transparent to radio waves with each protecting a radar antenna ... providing strategic and theater missile warning for the United States and its international allies. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photos by Senior Airman Danielle McBride and Tech. Sgt. JT Armstrong.)March 28, 2023 - Scenes of  local junior reserve officers' training corps students at a recruiting event hosted by Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi at St. Louis Service Base in St. Louis, Missouri to bring visibility to the Coast Guard and its missions. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Wisdom.)March 30, 2023 - NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Jessica Watkins, and Robert Hines participate in STEM demonstrations with local students at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA photos by Keegan Barber.)
March 29, 2023 - A rifle ready U.S. Marine Corps recruit with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, scans the area as a fellow recruit approaches in the background during Basic Warrior Training (BWT) on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. During BWT, recruits run through a day movement course that simulates combat scenarios. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Mary Jenni.)March 8, 2023 - U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the "Spartan Brigade," 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, communicate their battlefield observations during a live-fire exercise at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Spc. Duke Edwards, 50th Public Affairs Detachment.)March 8, 2023 - U.S. Navy SEALs conduct Over-the-Beach operations training that include a water approach; ascending a cliff face; and, looking for enemy combatants as part of the Senior Mountaineering course in Kodiak, Alaska. The faces of the SEALs are blurred for security reasons. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan Lavin.)Doug Gabriel Christmas Show during the Branson, Missouri 2022 Veterans Week in November was another entertaining must experience ... with its multi-talented namesake lead performer singing a variety of songs from different genres including country, rock, and pop. Doug is also among the best male singers in Branson and any where else. (Image/Photo by USA Patriotism!)March 30, 2023 - A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II with the A-10 Demonstration Team flies over the mountainous Bullhead City area in Arizona. The A-10 Demonstration Team travels around the country to different airshows to showcase the abilities of the A-10 and its Airmen, as well as their contributions to the Air Force mission and national security. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Stephens.)A captivating view with hikers in shorts enjoying the well sought-after destination, The Loch (Scottish for 'lake') surrounded by snow peaks with scattered snow blankets in the Continental Divide within Rocky Mountain National Park. The Loch is one of the three spectacular lakes comprising the scenic rich Loch Vale. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)March 24, 2023 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous (WMEC 627) crewmembers conduct small boat maneuvering off the coast of Haiti. Vigorous (top left) is a 210-foot, Reliance-class medium endurance cutter with a crew of 74. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Second Class Caleb Marciel.)April 5, 2023 - U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, fire M16A4 service rifle for first time at the Table 1 Range on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Jacob Richardson.)April 2, 2023 - A U.S. soldier with the 11th Airborne Division leaps onto a high snow berm to provide security for his unit during exercise Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center-Alaska 23-02 in the cold snow covered Yukon Training Area, Alaska. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from Photo by John Pennell, U.S. Army Public Affairs.)March 27, 2023 - Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) along with Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Decatur (DDG 73) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) steam in formation with the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) destroyer ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG 991), Chungmugong Yi Sun-Sin-class multipurpose destroyer ROKS Choe Yeong (DDH 981), and Cheonji-class fast combat support ship ROKS Hwacheon (AOE 59) during a bilateral exercise at an undisclosed sea area. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Lagadi.)
April 5, 2023 - U.S. Air Force pilots flying F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, conduct flight operations at an undisclosed area over the cloud covered Pacific Ocean. The U.S. is committed to denying adversarial aggression through strategic airpower aimed to deter and dominate aggressors in any airspace. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Yosselin Campos.)April 4, 2023 - Members of U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 406 stand aboard U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) with Old Glory flying proudly behind them and $69 million in illegal narcotics on the deck in Port Everglades, Florida. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Rodriguez.)April 10, 2023 - A baby American bald eagle perched in its nest looks towards one of its protective ready parents on a nearby branch in a tree located near Kennedy Parkway North at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA photo by Ben Smegelsky.)April 10, 2023 - U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 273, Marine Air Group 28, help their children to learn techniques from the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program along with enjoying other activities with their kids  during a Bring your Mini-Marine to Work Day at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Nathan Saucier.)April 13, 2023 - U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to Anvil Troop, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade are ready to engage the enemy with a M240 machine gun as they survey the area, while conducting a platoon attack exercise near Camp Beverlo, Belgium during Exercise Iron Lion, a bilateral airborne exercise between the United States and Belgium that is designed to build tactical airborne interoperability. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photograph by Maj. Rob Haake.)A beautiful stunning summer view from the West Rim of Crater Lake near the Lightning Springs Picnic Area showing its deep pristine blue waters under a matching bright blue partly cloudy sky atop the Cascade Mountain Range in Oregon. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)April 14, 2023 - The guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) conducts routine operations in the South China Sea under a stunning reddish cloudy sunset sky that coats the ship and sea. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Greg Johnson.)The multi-talented must see Dalena Ditto performs at her Country Evolution show with the award-winning band, “The Boys” in Branson, Missouri during the city's 2022 Veterans Week that honors military veterans, and active troops along with first responders and law enforcement officers. (Photo and Image by USA Patriotism!)April 17, 2023 - U.S. Air Force airmen from the 375th Security Forces Squadron make an initial assessment of a casualty after a simulated explosion during the Belligerent Badger 23 exercise on Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin. Airmen were tested on their ability to administer Tactical Combat Casualty Care. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shelby Rapert.)April 13, 2023 - Amazing scenes of three tall ships ... Elissa, Pride of Baltimore 2, and Glenn L. Swetman ... transiting the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Galveston, Texas during Tall Ships Challenge Galveston 2023 that also involved the Nao Santa Maria and Ernestina-Morrissey. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from photos by Trevor Welsh U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District.)
April 16, 2023 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stone’s crew interdicts an unsafe vessel in the bright blue Atlantic Ocean waters 11 miles east of Elbow Cay, Bahamas with the migrants repatriated to Cuba. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Riley Perkofski.)April 6, 2023 - Scenes of tornado caused damage to the Jacksonville community located in the Little Rock, Arkansas area that FEMA personnel are providing assistance to the survivors. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from FEMA photos by Daniel Rojas.)April 13, 2023 - U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Alexander Deavila, left, and Sgt. Nicholas Costa, both with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, conduct scout sniper training with an M40A6 sniper rifle during a Mission Rehearsal Exercise at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vermont. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jennifer Delacruz.)April 20, 2023 - U. S. Army Paratroopers assigned to Castle Company, 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, engage targets during team blank-fire and tactical movement training at Pocek Range in Postonja, Slovenia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Paolo Bovo.)April 20, 2023 - Amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) arrives in San Diego, California for a scheduled homeport shift. Ashland shifted homeports from Sasebo to San Diego after serving as a forward-deployed ship in U.S. 7th Fleet since August 2013. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Roland Ardon.)April 24, 2023 - U.S. Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from John Paul Stevens High School perform during U.S. Air Force day at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Brian Boisvert.)A beautiful scenic view of the Washington Monument through the cherry blossoms of spring at the National Mall in Washington D.C. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Victoria Stauffenberg.)April 12, 2023 - A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew flies in their MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter over San Diego after taking off at Coast Guard Sector San Diego for a mission. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew West.)April 24, 2023 - A U.S. Marine Corps drill instructor encourages a recruit with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, as he climbs over an obstacle during a confidence course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Recruits became physically and mentally stronger by overcoming obstacles that require strength, balance, and determination. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred.)April 22, 2023 - The U.S. Army Drill Team performs during the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Open House ceremony on Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The JBSA-FSH Open House is for the greater San Antonio community to "meet the military" that includes static displays, demonstrations, live music and concerts, and more. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Tristin English.)
April 30, 2023 - The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Indiana (SSN 789) moored to the side of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) during the early morning hours in Fort Lauderdale, Florida ... where the crew has been participating in Fleet Week Port Everglades. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Joshua Karsten.)The Cassandre' Voice of An Angel show is a must experience when in Branson, Missouri ... as was the case in November 2022 during Branson's annual Veterans Week. The pitch-perfect Cassandre' Faimon-Haygood was accompanied by talented musicians including her husband, Timothy Haygood, who is one of the stars of the very popular Haygood Show in Branson. (Photo by USA Patriotism!)April 29, 2023 - An aircraft from Commemorative Air Force simulates a bomb drop during a reenactment of a World War II bomb drop at the 2023 Thunder Over the Sound Air and Space Show on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Davis.)April 29, 2023 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser crewmembers return 37 of 41 interdicted migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel. The migrant group was interdicted by the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon in Mona Passage waters north of Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from photo by U.S. Coast Guard District 7 PADET San Juan.)May 1, 2023 - Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, administers the oath of enlistment to Guardsmen from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, as part of National Guard Day at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. The Nationals dedicate a special game each season to honor and celebrate each branch of the military. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Zach Sheely.)May 5, 2023 - U.S. Marine Corps Pvt. Bruno, the mascot of Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego and Western Recruiting Region and his handler Sgt. Tyler W. Abbott participate in a graduation ceremony of new marines. The graduation took place at the completion of the 13- week transformation, which included training for drill, marksmanship, basic combat skills, and Marine Corps customs and traditions. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Jacob B. Hutchinson.)An amazing scene from the top of the Kings Creek Falls of the downstream rushing water between steep rugged, tree dense banks in Lassen Volcanic National Park ... home to steaming fumaroles, meadows freckled with wildflowers, clear mountain lakes, and numerous volcanoes. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)May 4, 2023 - U.S. Army soldiers from 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, conduct Platoon Live-Fire involving a mounted and dismounted maneuver, integrating all organic platoon weapon systems at Chipori Range in the Republic of Korea (ROK). (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Effie Mahugh.)May 6, 2023 – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) fires the Mark 45 5-inch light-weight gun during a live-fire exercise while operating in the Philippine Sea. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Greg Johnson.)May 8, 2023 - Firefighters battle a controlled burn outside of a simulated aircraft fuselage during a training exercise at the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton, Ohio. The exercise consisted of fire fighters attempting to extinguish controlled fires in a variety of scenarios they may experience. Training for diverse, real-world scenarios ensure Airmen are fully trained, qualified, prepared and ready to deploy world-wide, at all times. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Sarah Stalder Lundgren.)
April 28, 2023 - A Falcon 9 rocket carrying a pair of O3b MPOWER satellites launches from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. The O3b MPOWER satellites will help provide internet services over most of the populated world. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photo by Joshua Conti.)April 27, 2023 - A drone captures the U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship Barque Eagle (WIX 327) with its mast headlights lit underway in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean during the early evening. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Alessio.)May 6, 2023 - U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2/1, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire their M27 infantry automatic rifle at training targets during a live-fire exercise at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Marcos A. Alvarado.)May 9, 2023 - A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment acting as the opposing force for Combined Resolve 18, keeps watch for enemies during one of the training exercises in Hohenfels, Germany. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua Zayas, Mass Communication Specialist.)May 11, 2023 - A captivating scene of a U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet from the “Blue Diamonds” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 flying in the cloudy sky near the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) after taking off it at an undisclosed location in the Philippine Sea. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Rowe.)Words cannot properly convey experiencing the amazing must see Hughes Brothers Show in Branson, Missouri ... especially during November and December that includes the Branson 2022 Veterans Week ... as illustrated by the scenes of the multi-talented Hughes family of two generations celebrating the Christmas season. There are even cute little third generation ones in the show with one playing baby Jesus. (Image and Photos by USA Patriotism!)May 8, 2023 - Special warfare tactical air control party (SWTACP) airmen with the Idaho Air National Guard 124th Air Support Operations Squadron,conduct proficiency weapons fire training on a MRZR light tactical vehicle at Saylor Creek Air Force Range. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sergeant Joseph Morgan.)An amazing view to the horizon from Zion Canyon Observation with the Virgin River flowing 2,000 feet below on the canyon's floor to the horizon in Zion National Park. Among other must see views is Point of Angels Landing. A strenuous eight-mile round-trip hike that climbs above the canyon floor is required to achieve this scenic experience. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Christopher Gezon.)May 9, 2023 - U.S. Space Force Sgt. Andrew Rice, NCOIC of Current Operations with the 2d Space Warning squadron, is the recipient of the John Levitow award out of Airman Leadership School class 23-D Buckley Space Force Base, Colorado. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shaun Combs.)May 7, 2023 - A rescue swimmer with an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi drops toward the water, while performing a search and rescue demonstration during the Wings Over South Texas air show in Corpus Christi Bay. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist David Lau.)
April 28, 2023 - NASA astronaut Stephen Bowen and United Arab Emirates astronaut Sultan Alneyadi (partially obscured) in their spacesuits, exiting the International Space Station's Quest airlock and beginning a spacewalk. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA courtesy photo.)May 12, 2023 - U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2/1, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, advance up a beach during a boat raid exercise at the Kin Red training area, Okinawa, Japan. The Marines of BLT 2/1 conducted the boat drills to sustain proficiency in small boat handling fundamentals and refine standard operating procedures. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christopher W. England.)Gene Metcalfe (now 100 in 2023), a World War II veteran and former POW, salutes the crowd after being awarded the Military Order of William along with his deceased fellow U.S. Army WWII veteran Robert C. Blankenship (no image) in Groesbeek, Netherlands on September 18, 2019 in association of the 75th anniversary of World War II Operation Market Garden. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ethan Valetski.)May 16, 2023 - Bradley Troyer (18), a senior attending Colorado Academy, receives the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Scholarship in the amount of $200,000 during a ceremony held at the college prep school with students through the 12th grade. Troyer is continuing in his father's legacy of naval service, who has since retired from the Navy as a hornet pilot. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Matthew Wheeler, NTAG Rocky Mountain Public Affairs.)May 23, 2023 - A B-1B Lancer from the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron in Dyess Air Force Base, Texas lands at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom for Bomber Task Force Europe 23-3. Strategic bomber missions enhance the readiness necessary to respond to any potential crisis or challenge across the globe. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eugene Oliver.)May 24, 2023 - Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, a 175-foot buoy tender homeported in Baltimore, Maryland, render a proud salute standing at attention after setting the Francis Scott Key Memorial Buoy in the Patapsco River in Baltimore Harbor. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly Reaves.)U.S. Army soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place U.S. flags at gravesites in Section 25 and U.S. Coast Guard members place U.S. flags at gravesites in Section 39 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia during the 75th anniversary of Flags In on May 25, 2023. Over 1,000 service members placed more than 260,000 flags at gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery and the U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery.)May 22, 2023 - Pride inspiring U.S. flags hang at the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia for the National Memorial Day Observance on May 29th. The flags were hanged by Arlington National Cemetery Facilities Maintenance employees. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery.)Memorial Day - Remember and Honor (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Department of Defense graphics and USMC photo.)Posters of the military related films ... Dear Sirs, The Donut Dollies, Journey to Honor& Skytrain, and That's All Brother ... that were showcased at the must experience Branson IMAX (BIMAC) Military Film Festival during the 2022 Veterans Week in Branson, Missouri. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from graphics provided by Branson IMAX Military Film Festival.)
May 13, 2023 - A police officer with his K9 partner lays a rose during the National Police K9 Memorial Service during National Police Week in Washington, D.C. the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from FBI courtesy photo.)A stunning scenic view of the Grand Canyon from the South Rim's Bright Angel Trail with the green oasis of Indian Garden 3,060 feet (933 m) below and the dynamic rugged beauty of the sunlit canyon stretching to the horizon under a clear blue sky. The amazing picturesque round trip hiking experience involves 9.2 miles (14.8 km) that takes between 6 and 10 hours. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Michael Quinn.)May 28, 2023 - U.S. Marines with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) live-fire a M2 .50-caliber Browning machine gun and other weapons aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during Composite Training Unit Exercise, Atlantic Ocean. The live-fire range allowed Marines to rehearse multiple tactics and enhanced the lethality of several elements within the MEU. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle Jia.)une 2, 2023 - U.S. and Allied Forces, World War II veterans and distinguished guests participate in the Cabbage Patch Memorial Ceremony in Carentan, France. The Cabbage Patch Square is the location where 79 years ago on June 2, 1944, U.S. Paratroopers began the bloody, close combat battle to liberate the city of Carentan in association with D-Day on June 6, 1944 ... the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from photos by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Malcolm Cohens-Ashley and U.S. Navy MC2 Maria Rachel Melchor, DMA-FCE.)June 2, 2023 - Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) transits the bright blue waters of the Philippine Sea at an undisclosed location with Old Glory flying majestically on the ship. Shiloh is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, and is forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan to support the security of the U.S. and its Allies in the Indo-Pacific. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryre Arciaga.)June 1, 2023 - The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" fly over the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado at the Class of 2023 graduation ceremony with the 900 cadets commissioned to be the Air Force and Space Force's newest second lieutenants throw their caps in the air as they celebrate. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Breanna Klemm.)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.June 1, 2023 - Fast response U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Clarence Sutphin Jr. (WPC 1146) sails alongside a MARTAC T-38 Devil Ray unmanned surface vessel (USV) in the Arabian Gulf during exercise Eagle Resolve 23. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Spc. James Webster, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / U.S. 5th Fleet.)June 1, 2023 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers prepare migrants for a repatriation transfer at the Hidalgo Port of Entry in Hidalgo, Texas followed by them taken to a repatriation flight at the Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Customs and Border Protection photos by Jaime Rodriguez, Sr.)June 6, 2023 - U.S. Marine Corps candidates with Officer Candidate School, conduct the fire team assault course on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. The Fire Team Assault Course is held to assess the candidates in their leadership, moral, mental, and physical qualities required for commissioning as a U.S. Marine Corps officer. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Joaquin Dela Torre.)
June 6, 2023 - U.S. Army boats from the 50th Multi-role Bridge Company, 5th Engineer Battalion, ferry a Romanian Piranha III Armored Personnel Carrier across the Danube River near Bordusani, Romania, as part of the wet gap crossing exercise of Saber Guardian 23. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Avery Smith.)June 9, 2023 - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) sails in formation with other NATO ships under a clear sky in the blue waters of the Baltic Sea during Baltic Operations 2023 (BALTOPS 23). (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Zac Shea.)June 1, 2023 - A U.S. Air Force supersonic strategic B-1B Lancer bomber with the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron takes of at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom to integrate with allied forces on small force exercise across France and Belgium. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Josiah Brown.)The Elvis: Story Of A King wonderfully performed by the critically acclaimed impersonator Matthew Boyce ... is a must see in Branson, Missouri ... as was the case during its 2022 Veterans Week dedicated to honoring military veterans and active-duty troops in November. (Image and Photo by USA Patriotism!)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.June 4, 2023 - Pride inspiring Old Glory scenes of U.S. Space Force Guardians and patriots involved during the opening ceremony of the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo in Santa Maria, California. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photos by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman.)June 3, 2023 - Children have fun with a M240B machine gun while touring a Coast Guard 29-foot Rescue Boat - Small II (RB-S II) during the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Summer Showcase & Expo on Ford Island at JBPHH, Hawaii. Among the static displays were military vehicles, aircraft and gear that service members use on a day-to-day basis. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Joanne Tumacder, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.)A scenic nature view of a large beaver bank lodge made of medium-sized tree limbs and logs joins the shoreline of Silver Salmon Lake where tall, pink fireweed blooms with a mountain in the background partially covered by snow within Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by K. Lewandowski.)June 7, 2023 - Two osprey perched in their nest atop a marshalling area sign in front of the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida . In the background is the NASA meatball. The center shares a border with the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA photo by Ben Smegelsky.)April 26, 2023 - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Francis Milos and Lance Cpl. Thomas Smith, riflemen with 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, posts security during a patrol exercise in the heavily wooded Central Training Area on Okinawa, Japan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Jaylen Davis.)
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 10, 2023 - U.S. Soldiers with the Continental Color Guard, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), present the colors during the national anthem at the Army Birthday Festival Formal Ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Army, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The event commemorated the 248th Birthday of the U.S. Army. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Henry Villarama, AMVI.)June 19, 2023 - U.S. Navy Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) render honors as the ship passes the USS Arizona memorial while pulling in to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam while conducting routine operations. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samuel Osborn.)June 19, 2023 - A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 140th Wing, Colorado National Guard, takes off during exercise Air Defender 2023 (AD23) at Schleswig-Jagel Air Base, Germany. Exercise AD23 integrates both U.S. and allied air-power to defend shared values, while leveraging and strengthening vital partnerships to deter aggression around the world. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Michelle Y. Alvarez.)April 26, 2023 - U.S. Space Force Senior Master Sgt. Anthony Chua, 1st Delta Operations Squadron, Detachment 1 senior enlisted leader, left, and his son, U.S. Space Force Spc. 3 Anthony "AJ" Chua, enjoy some time together after AJ's graduation from U.S. Space Force Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. AJ is following in his father's footsteps of serving in the Space Force, enlisting as a cyber operations specialist. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Charles Rivezzo.)June 9, 2023 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC 630) pulls into San Diego with its crew offloading narcotic contraband worth an estimated $76 million seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico after the cutter docks. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Stanton.)June 9, 2023 - During a spacewalk involving 6 hours and 3 minutes with out of scene fellow NASA astronaut Steve Bowen, NASA astronaut and Expedition 68 Flight Engineer Woody Hoburg rides the Canadarm2 robotic arm, while maneuvering a roll-out solar array toward the International Space Station's truss structure 257 miles above the Pacific Ocean. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA photo by Frank Rubio.)June 22, 2023 - U.S. Marine Corps Recruits with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion navigate, conquer the obstacle course (O-course) at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. The O-course is a series of obstacles the recruits must overcome, which help build strength, agility, endurance and confidence. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Alexander O. Devereux.)The Texas Tenors ... (L-R) Marcus Collins, JC Fisher, and John Hagen ... an Emmy Award winning classical crossover trio ... perform a heartfelt Christmas song with backup singers in their very entertaining Christmas show on Veterans Day during the Branson, Missouri 2022 Veterans Week in November. (Image and Photo by USA Patriotism!)June 19, 2023 - U.S. Army Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 146th Field Artillery Regiment, 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Washington Army National Guard, fire a M777 towed 155 mm howitzer at a direct fire range during annual training at Yakima Training Center, Washington. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon.)
June 26, 2023 - A MH-60R Sea Hawk, attached to Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72, flies over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The USS George H.W. Bush is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications, a training evolution that ensures pilot proficiency. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Class Samuel Wagner.)June 28, 2023 - Basic cadets from the class of 2027 arrive at the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) for in-processing (I-Day) in Colorado Springs, Colorado that includes haircuts and taking the Oath of Office for 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 photo by Rayna Grace.)June 28, 2023 - A Coast Guard Station Charleston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew participates in a mass rescue exercise in the Port of Charleston, South Carolina. Multiple Station Charleston boat crews worked alongside various state and local maritime partners during the exercise. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Dickinson.)June 23, 2023 - Local students enjoy a new immersive experience that combines live data sets with cutting-edge data visualization and storytelling to allow visitors to see how our planet is changing during an Earth Information Center student engagement event at the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building in Washington. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA photo by Keegan Barber.)June 30, 2023 - U.S. Marines with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, march in formation and stand at attention with their Drill Instructor during a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Graduation took place at the completion of the 13- week transformation, which included training for drill, marksmanship, and basic combat skills along with Marine Corps customs and traditions. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Francisco Angel.)Independence Day honors the United States of America's birthday that was officially founded on July 4, 1776. It is a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks. The flying of 'Old Glory' ... the U.S. Flag ... is widespread. (Image created by USA Patriotism!)June 7, 2023 - U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own", perform the fifth Twilight Tattoo of the season on Summerall Field, Fort Myer, Virginia. The hour-long performance demonstrating the Army's rich history was hosted by Gen. James E. Rainey, Commanding General, U.S. Army Futures Command. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Sgt. Ethan Scofield.)July 4, 2023 - Sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), conduct small-boat operation training evolution in the South China Sea on Independence Day. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jordan Brown.)July 3, 2023 - Members of the Kirtland Air Force Base Honor Guard and Albuquerque Isotopes baseball team in their stars and stripes uniforms pay their respects during the national anthem at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico and in honor of Independence Day. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Kanar.)July 4, 2023 - U.S. Coast Guard service members with family members from around the Bay Area participate in an Independence Day Parade on Alameda Island, California. The City of Alameda's 4th of July Parade is the longest in the nation with a route that spans 3.3 miles, attracting more than 170 entries and 2,500 participants. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Hunter Schnabe
July 7, 2023 - U.S. Marines Corps Lance Cpl. John Eskridge, left, and Lance Cpl. Zackary Pitts, both riflemen with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, prepare to fire an M3E1 multipurpose anti-armor anti-personnel weapon system during Intrepid Maven 23.4 at Camp Titin, Jordan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. John Allen.)June 21, 2023 - U.S. Army troopers, assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, move toward the objective rifle ready during a combined arms exercise at Trzebien Training Area, Poland. This multi-day exercise enabled Troopers to build expertise in large-scale combat operations. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jacob Nunnenkamp.)July 7, 2023 - Sailors graduate boot camp during pass-in-review at U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command (RTC) at Great Lakes, Illinois. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Olympia O. Martin.)July 7, 2023 - A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 355th Fighter Squadron from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska flies over the unseen East China Sea in the clear blue sky shortly after refueling from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, while participating in exercise Northern Edge 23-2. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tylir Meyer.)June 14, 2023 - U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle (WIX 327) sets sails while underway in the Baltic Sea. Eagle is used as a training platform for future Coast Guard Academy officers along with establishing and maintaining domestic and international relationships. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carmen Caver.)July 11, 2023 - Scenes of U.S. Marines performing a Tuesday Sunset Parade at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Mark A. Morales.)July 13, 2023 - U.S. Army Soldiers of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment compete in Fight Night during an annual combatives event at Vilseck, Germany. The event enables Soldiers to challenge each other physically and mentally, while receiving recognition and praise among their peers. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. William Kuang.)July 10, 2023 - The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), transits the Sunda Strait between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra. Sunda Strait connects the Java Sea with the Indian Ocean. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Charlotte Dudenhoeffer.)July 14, 2023 - A captivating scene of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" #1-4 fly F-16 Fighting Falcons above the McChord Field flightline during their rehearsal for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Airshow and Warrior Expo at JBLM, Washington with the 14,410 foot glaciated peak active volcano Mount Rainier in the background. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kylee Tyus.)July 17, 2023 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WHEC 623) crew members start offloading $158 million of interdicted illegal narcotics from the cutter's flight deck onto the Broadway Pier in San Diego. The drugs were interdicted in the Eastern Pacific during counter-narcotic patrols by Coast Guard cutters Steadfast, Vigilant, and Mohawk. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Richard Uranga.)
A beautiful view of Lake of Glass and the horizon beyond its 10,808 feet location on top of a shelf with more unbelievable views from its waterfall that is a segmented cascade spilling into a creek that soon becomes Timberline Falls. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by CH.)An illustration of a NASA’s Starling CubeSat orbiting earth during a six-month mission involving a team of four CubeSats in low-Earth orbit to test technologies that let spacecraft operate in a synchronized manner without resources from the ground.July 19, 2023 - U.S. Marines with the Maritime Special Purpose Force, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operations Capable, set security while conducting a fast-rope insertion from a UH-1Y Venom during a visit, board, search, and seizure training continuum aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) in the Atlantic Ocean. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle Jia.)July 12, 2023 - U.S. Army Sgt. Cooper Hulse, a cavalry scout assigned to the Hawaii Army National Guard, representing Region VII, fires an AT4 rocket launcher at the AT4/40MM range at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska during the Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition that tests the adaptiveness and lethality of our forces. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Tori Miller)July 18, 2023 - U.S. Navy sailors attached to amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26), Explosive Ordnance Disposal Expeditionary Support Unit 1 and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 “Wildcards” participate in maritime recovery training in the San Diego bay alongside NASA personnel. The training is in preparation for recovery operations for the NASA's Artemis II crewed mission that will send four astronauts in Orion beyond the Moon. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan LeCompte.)July 20, 2023 - U.S. Air Force Special Warfare operators assigned to the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron conduct a casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) training scenario with the U.S. Army’s 7th Special Forces Group, Peru’s Defensa y Operaciones Especiales and other Special Operations Forces (SOF) assets during exercise Resolute Sentinel 23 in Peru. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by MSgt. Chris Hibben and MSgt. Corban Lundborg.) July 19, 2023 - A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew hoists an Airman who went into the water from a Coast Guard small boat with its crew observing and ready if assistance is required offshore near Gulfport, Mississippi. The Airman was among other airmen from the Mississippi Air National Guard's 183rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron who were hoisted from the water to a Jayhawk helicopter and back down. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Graves.)July 25, 2023-  U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, practice drill formations under their sharp eye drill instructor's guidance on the Peatross Parade Deck at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. Recruits learn the close order drill as a means of instilling discipline, teamwork, spatial awareness and as a base to execute combat formations. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Casey Cooper.)July 21, 2023 - A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter with the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade that provides support to the 4th Infantry Division, performs a low-altitude evasive maneuver over a scenic nature area near Nadarzyce, Poland during a Distinguished Visitors Day Gunnery demonstration. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua Zayas.)July 24, 2023 - U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Frank Bradley, commander, joint special operations command, gives the oath of enlistment to future Sailors from Navy Talent Acquisition Group (NTAG) San Antonio’s Delayed Entry Program during the San Antonio Mission’s baseball game. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Allen Cordova, NTAG San Antonio Public Affairs.)
July 27, 2023 - U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Trevor Frank, 97th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) military working dog (MWD) handler releases ANG, a 97th SFS MWD, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The MWD unit includes two teams - one that deploys for six months and another that protects the home station. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kayla Christenson.)July 20, 2023 - U.S. Space Force Staff Sgt. Uriel Corza, 21st Security Forces Squadron response team leader, provides a situations report at a scenic location during an exercise at Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station (CMSFS), Colorado. The exercise, conducted by the Space Base Delta 1 Inspector General (IG) team, was to demonstrate and evaluate the emergency services agencies' ability to provide these skills should they be required in a real world situation. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force Photo by Dennis RogerJuly 25, 2023 - Members of U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) – San Francisco perform a room clearing drill in Gladstone, Australia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Upshaw.)July 29, 2027 - NASA, Navy, and Air Force personnel practice Artemis recovery procedures in the Pacific Ocean as part of Underway Recovery Test 10 (URT-10) in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego with the top scene involving U.S. Navy divers entering the Orion Crew Module Test Article (CMTA) and assisting a simulated astronaut exit out of the spacecraft and onto an inflatable "front porch" with the bottom scene showing the helicopters taking the lifted up Artemis crew to the recovery vessel. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA photo by Kenny Allen.)Scenes of Devil Pups enjoy a miniature physical fitness test, water gun shooting range, vehicle and aircraft tours, readiness brief and other fun activities during a day-in-the-life event at Marine Corps Base Hawai. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Julian Elliott-Drouin.)A color rich scenic view of the red part of the Painted Desert from Kachina Point that is located about two miles from the north entrance of Petrified Forest National Park. The overlook is reached by an easy accessible trail behind the Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Hallie Larsen.)August 2, 2023 - Tomb guard U.S. Army Pfc. Jessica Kwiatkowski from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) walks the mat at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. Pfc. Kwiatkowski was the subject of the viral social media video of a soldier guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during the July 29th severe storm that hit the National Capital Region. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery.)August 3, 2023 - The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, perform at Lake Washington during Seattle Fleet Week. Seattle Fleet Week is a time-honored celebration of the sea services and provides an opportunity for the citizens of Washington to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s U.S. and Canadian maritime services. (Image created by USA Patriotism! fromU.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Madison Cassidy.)August 3, 2023 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) crew members lovingly greet their children and pets after returning to Alameda, California following a 120-day Bering Sea patrol. The patrol was in support of United States national security, U.S. fishing fleet safety and prosperity, and the protection of U.S. living marine resources. (U.S. Coast Guard photos by Senior Chief Petty Officer Charly Tautfest.)June 17, 2023 - A long-exposure night view of the reddish glowing lava fountain in Halemaʻumaʻu crater at the summit of Kīlauea within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. The long exposure time allows the camera to capture the full arc-shaped trajectories of spatter fragments thrown out by the lava fountain. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Geological Survey photo by P. Nadeau.)
August 7, 2023 - Scenes of the Battle of Guadalcanal 81st Anniversary Ceremony at the Guadalcanal American Memorial in Honiara, Solomon Islands ... honoring what is also known as Operation Watchtower ... a seven-month campaign that marked the first Allied land offensive in the Pacific theater in World War II. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Courtney G. White.)August 4, 2023 - A U.S. Army armored crew from Comanche Company, 4th Battalion, 6th infantry Regiment fires an M1A2 Abrams tank during a Live-Fire Accuracy Screening Test at the Townsville Field Training Area in Queensland, Australia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jason Greaves.)August 8, 2023 - U.S. Navy Amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) transits through the Red Sea in association with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and embarked (26th MEU SOC) Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operations Capable on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command area of operations, employed by U.S. Fifth Fleet to maintain maritime security and stability in the Middle East region. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Riley Gasdia.)August 9, 2023 - U.S. Air Force Academy cadets participate in the annual Acceptance Day Parade at Stillman Field in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Acceptance Day marks the completion of Basic Cadet Training (BCT) at the Academy where new cadets receive their fourth-class shoulder boards signifying their acceptance into the Cadet Wing. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Rayna Grace and Justin R. Pacheco.)August 2, 2023 - The Trailerable Aids to Navigation (ATN) Boat crew from U.S. Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Hampton Roads heads out on Elizabeth River to work aids to navigation discrepancies in the vicinity of Western Branch, Virginia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan L. Noel.)July 31, 2023 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer and his working dog screen border crossers and their vehicles as they arrive at a Laredo, Texas port of entry (POE) in association with other CBP officers at his port location and at all the other ports in Laredo. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo by Glenn Fawcett Office of Public Affairs - Visual Communications Division.)August 8, 2023 - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Tristan Cox, a rifleman with 3d Battalion, 5th Marine, utilizes a tactical remote sensor system for a land navigation course during Fuji Viper 23.3 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Scott Aubuchon.)August 13, 2023 - Soldiers competing in the U.S. Army Forces Command Best Squad Competition, participate in cold and hot load training with instructors from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Elijah Campbell.)August 14, 2023 – The USS Delaware (SSN 791) prepares to dock at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut with crewmembers in the bottom scene conducting mooring operations followed by a homecoming event celebrating the USS Delaware's return from a six-month deployment in support of the chief of naval operations’ maritime strategy. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist Second Class Wesley Towner.)A stunning scenic view of Cathedral Rock with the flowing John river below in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument that is comprised of one the richest fossil beds in North America within three separate units located in eastern Oregon ... Sheep Rock, Painted Hills, and Clarno. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)
August 16, 2023 - An A-10C "Warthog" Thunderbolt II from the Maryland Air National Guard 175th Fighter Wing flies over the stunning sun setting cloudy sky over Virginia with a KC-135 Stratotanker with the Ohio Air National Guard 121st Air Refueling Wing shortly after refueling. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman First Class Ivy Thomas.)August 11, 2023 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Patterson (WPB 1153) moors up to the pier in Portland, Maine during a commissioning ceremony. The cutter is the 53rd fast response cutter (FRC) in the Coast Guard's fleet and will be the fourth FRC to be stationed in Boston. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diolanda Caballero.)August 9, 2023 - A Missouri Army National Guardsman crosses between segments of an improved river bridge during Dense Urban Terrain in Nashville, Tennessee. The exercise is designed to enhance interagency interoperability. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from National Guard photo by Christopher Estrada.)August 15, 2023 - Day and night scenes of U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Company Alpha, Combat Logistics Battalion 1 (Reinforced), Marine Rotational Force – Darwin 23, firing M240B medium machine guns at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Brayden Daniel.)August 10, 2023 - A U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk prepares to land with U.S. soldiers unloading a casualty once it lands during a medical validation exercise at Grafenwohr, Germany. Medical validation exercises reinforce soldiers' readiness for Tactical Combat Casualty Care which strengthen soldiers to respond efficiently and effectively. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army Reserve photos by Spc. William Kuang.)August 22, 2023 - Eye-catching scenic views of the USS Boxer and USS Princeton under the clear blue sky in the sparkling blue waters of San Diego Bay as they return to Naval Base San Diego, the second-largest naval base in the United States and less than 5 miles from downtown San Diego. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by MC1 Mark D. Faram and MC2 Claire M. DuBois.)August 21, 2023 - A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, flies in the partly cloudy blue sky above the Baltic Sea as it awaits air-to-air refueling on the wing-side of an out of sight KC-135 Stratotanker in support of Astral Knight 23 Part 6. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jesenia Landaverde.)August 9, 2023 - Members from the U.S. Space Force 460th Medical Group spray a patient in a decontamination tent in order to remove harsh chemical exposure during a base-wide exercise at Buckley Space Force Base, Colorado. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Danielle McBride.)August 20, 2023 - The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) arrives at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG) in response to PNG government's invitation to the United States joining the PNG maritime operations to combat illegal fishing and safeguard maritime resources. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard and crew were sent following the ratification of the bilateral agreement between the countries. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Sara Muir.)August 10, 2023 - Search and Rescue Soldiers and Airmen attached to Hawaii National Guard CERF-P unit assisted Maui County and State officials in the search and recovery efforts of Lahaina after the wildfire stuck Maui ... needing to be completed before access can be restored to the few unaffected properties. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Guard photos by Master Sgt. Andrew Jackson.)
Amazing scenes of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft atop the Falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 mission to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA photos by Joel Kowsky.)August 24, 2023 - U.S. Marines engage targets with M27 infantry automatic rifles during an unknown distance live-fire range as a part of Fuji Viper 23.3 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Scott Aubuchon.)August 28, 2023 - U.S. Army mortarmen assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 1st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), supporting 4th Infantry Division, fire a M120A1 120 mm towed mortar system during a fire support coordination exercise at Camp Adazi, Latvia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Oscar Gollaz.)August 29, 2023 – Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) arrives in San Fernando City, capital of the province of La Union, Philippines during Pacific Partnership. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kegan E. Kay.)A stunning colorful scenic view of the staggering 128 feet tall reddish Balanced Rock with other rock formations nearby and in background along with a snow covered mountain range in the horizon under a partly cloudy blue sky in the red-rock wonderland of Arches National Park. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Neal Herbert.)August 30, 2023 - A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bomber assigned to the 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron with wheels down during its landing approach at the Icelandic Coast Guard’s Keflavik Air Base as part of a Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission. BTF missions showcase the Air Force’s ability to continue to execute flying missions, sustain readiness and support our allies through the concept of Agile Combat Employment. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Robert Hicks.)August 30, 2023 - A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bomber assigned to the 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron with wheels down during its landing approach at the Icelandic Coast Guard’s Keflavik Air Base as part of a Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission. BTF missions showcase the Air Force’s ability to continue to execute flying missions, sustain readiness and support our allies through the concept of Agile Combat Employment. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Robert Hicks.)August 22, 2023 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) conducts routine small-boat training with its Long Range Interceptor Cutter Boat in the South China Sea with the bottom scene showing the Interceptor crew preparing to make a stern recovery into the Munro's "notch". (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Chief Petty Officer Brett Cote.)Celebrating Labor Day and America's Workers (Image created by USA Patriotism!)FEMA personnel coordinate with their counterparts at Florida Division of Emergency Management view Hurricane Idalia by radar during preparation of response efforts after making landfall with 120mph sustained winds on August 30, 2023. Then on September 1, 2023, FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams canvass the Horseshoe Beach, Florida area to provide aid to survivors with damaged homes and other property affected by Hurricane Idalia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from FEMA photos by Johanna Strickland and Robert Kaufmann.)September 3, 2023 - A U.S. Marine with Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Central Command fires his weapon for a designated marksman stress shooting drill during exercise Bright Star 23 at Mohamed Naguib Military Base (MNMB), Egypt. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla.)
Medal of Honor Recipient Larry L. TaylorAugust 23, 2023 - The U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment conducts Horsemanship Intensive Training on their detachment grounds at Fort Cavazos, Texas. The training provided desensitization and familiarization training for the horses and aided troopers in understanding the fundamentals of horseback riding. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Spc. David Dumas.)September 1, 2023 - Two U.S Navy F/A-18Es attached to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) and two British Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons fly in formation over the flight deck of the world’s largest aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jennifer Newsome.)September 8, 2023 - Stunning scenes of a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II flown by Maj. Kristin "BEO" Wolfe with the F-35 Demo Team performing a dedication pass shrouded with a large contrail and a vertical climb as it passes the moon in the blue sky background during an airshow over Kleine Brogel Air Base, Belgium. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Thomas Barley.)September 6, 2023 - An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California at 1:26 a.m. lights up cloudy night sky seen miles away. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photos by A1C Ryan Quijas and A1C Kadielle Shaw.)"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 1, 2023 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) steams in formation with Royal Thai Navy ship HTMS Pattani (511) during an at-sea engagement with the Thailand Maritime Enforcement Command Center in the South China Sea. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Brett Cote.)September 5, 2023 - The International Space Station (ISS) soars 266 miles above the coast of Argentina near the Rio de la Plata as it flies into an orbital sunset. In the foreground from left are, the station's main solar arrays, the Canadarm2 robotic arm, and the Kibo laboratory module's external research platform. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA’s Johnson Space Center courtesy photo.)September 9, 2023 - An amazing scenic view of a U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper being flown by a pilot with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Rein.), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, during pre-exercise flights before a combined arms live-fire exercise as part of Super Garuda Shield 2023 (SGS23) at Wisata Kawah Ijen, Indonesia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christopher Lape.)An amazing view of the Painted Wall, tallest cliff in Colorado, as the Gunnison River flows below and beyond. From river to rim, the Painted Wall is 2,250 feet tall. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Lisa Lynch.)
September 15, 2023 - U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Justin Gerber, an infantry squad leader with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, talks on the radio from the top of a hill known as "Old Baldie" as sunrise occurs during Saber Junction 23 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army Reserve photo by 1st Sgt. Michel Sauret.)September 13, 2023 - U.S. Navy CDR Christopher Keen, off-going commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213, and U.S. Navy Capt. Rick Burgess, commanding officer of the world's largest aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), fly over the flight deck in an F/A-18F Super Hornet shrouded in its contrail during an airborne change of command ceremony. VFA-213 is deployed aboard CVN 78 as part of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jackson Adkins.)September 15, 2023 - An inspiring scene of a U.S. Special Operation Command Para-Commandos team member parachuting with Old Glory and a POW/MIA flag during a POW/MIA memorial run at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Foster.)September 18, 2023 - A hawk flies by the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force during a beautiful sunrise on the 76th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from National Museum of the U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock.)September 15, 2023 - Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman hands Chief Master Sergeant (CMS) of the U.S. Space Force John F. Bentivegna the CMSSF flag during his change of responsibility ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Bentivegna succeeded Chief Master Sgt. of the Space Force Roger A. Towberman as the second CMSSF, the senior enlisted advisor to the chief of space operations. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich.)September 19, 2023 - Bales of illegal narcotics, worth an estimated $160 million, are offloaded onto pallets by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Confidence (WMEC 619) crew at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida. Coast Guard and partner agency crews interdicted the illegal narcotics during nine separate cases in the international waters of the Caribbean Sea. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by PO3 Santiago Gomez.)September 17, 2023 - U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Paul Guillen, a UH-1Y Venom helicopter crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Rein.), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires a side mounted GAU-17 minigun during an air defense drill in the Pacific Ocean. The training gave pilots and crew chiefs the opportunity to practice defensive air combat maneuvers in a maritime environment. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Marcos A. Alvarado.)September 18, 2023 - Stunning view of U.S. Army soldiers with the 1-87th Infantry Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) reaching the upper most part of the climb on one of the steep cliff walls of the Rhodope Mountain Range that overlooks Smolyan, Bulgaria during Combined Training Exercise Rhodope 23. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Spc. Ubaldo Lechuga.)September 22, 2023 - U.S. Navy Sailors fire a Mark 38 25mm machine gun during a live-fire training exercise on the fantail aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) while underway in the Pacific Ocean conducting routine operations. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by MC2 David Rowe.)September 21, 2023 - A U.S. Air Force special missions aviator assigned to the 15th Special Operations Squadron sits on the opened ramp of an MC-130J Commando II with Old Glory behind him as looks out at the stunning view of the other aircraft flying over the calm Gulf of Mexico behind his aircraft during a four-ship formation flight near Hurlburt Field, Florida. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Natalie Fiorilli.)
September 20, 2023 - A U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco 45-foot response-boat and Solano County Sheriff boat crews participate in an active shooter drill during a multi-day, multi-agency exercise inside the San Francisco Bay. These exercises helped assess the Bay Area Emergency Preparedness and security programs, enabling for leadership to identify areas for improvement. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Hunter Schnabel.)A scenic view from the Uēkahuna overlook under a partly cloudy blue sky of the new eruption at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano with the farthest east fissure near the margin of the caldera downdropped block that formed during the 2018 summit collapse. The base of the main fissure (farthest west) is approximately 230 feet wide. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Geological Survey photo.)September 25, 2023 - Heart grabbing scenes of the military funeral honors for U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Spencer Collart in Section 52 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. Cpl. Collart ... along with U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Eleanor LeBeau and U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Tobin Lewis ... were killed in the U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey crash on Melville Island, Australia on August 27, 2023. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery.)September 23, 2023 - U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a live-fire offensive operation during Exercise Silver Arrow 2023 in Adazi, Latvia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Capt. H. Howey)September 28, 2023 - U.S Navy Cmdr. Isaia Infante, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), renders honors to the USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) as it steams past in the South China Sea. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jamaal Liddell.)September 27, 2023 - U.S. Air Force Academy cadets participate in the Commandant's Challenge in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The cadet wing executed military training and development, with a focus on leadership, teamwork, agile combat employment skills, and a strategic understanding of the future fight. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Trevor Cokley, Justin R. Pacheco, and Rayna Grace.)September 27, 2023 - The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) and the Norwegian Coast Guard Vessel Svalbard sail in formation while en route to conduct joint exercises in northern Norway in the ice coated Barents Sea. The Healy deployment to the Arctic Ocean represents a deepening of our cooperation and strengthens the defense of the Baltic and Nordic regions. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from Norwegian Coast Guard courtesy photo.)September 27, 2023 - Expedition 69 NASA astronaut Frank Rubio holds a Russian matryoshka doll that he was gifted outside the Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft after he landed with Roscosmos cosmonauts Dmitri Petelin and Sergey Prokopyev, in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. The trio returned to Earth after logging 371 days in space as members of Expeditions 68-69 aboard the International Space Station. For Rubio, his mission is the longest single spaceflight by a U.S. astronaut in history. (NASA/ (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA photo by Bill Ingalls.)September 28, 2023 - A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 115 takes off from Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan Ulibarri.)U.S. Army snipers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, participate in the U.S. Army Europe and Africa Best Sniper Team Competition at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Maria Tsukino.)
October 1, 2023 - The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), conducts flight operations at an undisclosed location in the North Pacific Ocean. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the United States, and supports alliances, partnerships and collective maritime interests in the Indo-Pacific region. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by MC3 Heather McGee.)October 1, 2023 - U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 100th Air Refueling Wing Honor Guard stand at attention during the pre-game ceremony of the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game at Wembley Stadium, in London, England. Every year, military personnel from the United Kingdom and the United States join together for the performance of the national anthems of both countries during the NFL games in London. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Charles Welty.)September 22, 2023 - Captivating view of a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin hovering over the blue waters under the blue sky with a rescue swimmer being pulled up with Miami, Florida in the background during a search and rescue demonstration for members of the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC). The JCOC was established in 1948 and is the Department of Defenses' oldest and most prestigious public liaison program. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Estrada.)An aerial view of the Metaline Falls Port of Entry (top left) ... where a Border Patrol agent and his canine partner (top right) inspect a vehicle ... as another agent (bottom left) surveys the Metaline Falls, Washington area from an overlook of Sullivan Lake and the surrounding area during a patrol ... while an agent patrols (bottom right) the heavily wooded rugged area on an all-terrain vehicle. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Customs and Border Protection photos by Jerry Glaser.)October 5, 2023 - Recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, compete in body sparring on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. Body sparring utilizes techniques learned from the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Ava Alegria.)October 6, 2023 - A soldier from the 1 BN 114th IN New Jersey Army National Guard fires his rifle during Light Sniper Training on Range 47A at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL), New Jersey. The New Jersey Army National Guard consists of more than 6,000 Citizen-Soldiers. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U. S. Army Support Activity Fort Dix Training Support Center photo by Dan Amburg.)A beautiful scenic view from Ponderosa Canyon in Bryce Canyon National Park of the cliffs below with forest decorated mountains and valley beyond to the horizon. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)October 8, 2023 – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) on the left sails in formation with the Royal Navy offshore patrol vessel HMS Spey (P 234) in the center and Philippine Navy guided-missile frigate BRP Antonio Luna (FF 151) on the right during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama at an undisclosed area in the Philippine Sea. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Greg Johnson.)October 12, 2023 - A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron prepares to land at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom associated with a U.S. European Command Bomber Task Force deployment. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Hayman.)October 10, 2023 - An officer candidate begins in-processing Officer Training School-Victory (OTS-V) at OTS Headquarters, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Starting October 13, 2023 ... OTS-V will be the newest officer accessioning program that will effectively develop high caliber Air and Space Force officers to compete and win in today’s strategic operating environment. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S Air Force photo by 2nd Lt Kip Turner.)
October 8, 2023 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) gets underway from U.S. Coast Guard Forces/Micronesia Sector Guam in Guam ahead of Tropical Storm Bolaven that after passing through strengthened into a super typhoon with sustained winds of 180mph, becoming the second strongest storm of 2023. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Sara Muir.)September 27, 2023 - Venezuelan Nationals are returned to Mexico by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Rio Grande Valley Foreign Operations Branch at the Hidalgo Port of Entry. At the middle of the bridge, they were met by Mexican Aduana officials and returned to Mexico. From there they are transported south into the interior of Mexico. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Customs and Border Protection photos by Mani Albrecht, Public Affairs - Visual Communications.)October 17, 2023 - USMC Riflemen execute "pass and review" during the Ceremonial Drill School evaluation at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. During the three week course, Marines spend countless hours perfecting drill movements to ensure that every Tuesday Sunset Parade and Friday Evening Parade is flawless. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by LCpl. Pranav Ramakrishna.)October 14, 2023 - U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment demonstrates various weapon drills while on horseback during the Veteran's Appreciation Luncheon in Leon County, Texas. The horse detachment upholds the traditions of the First Team by performing by continuing to honor the original ways of the cavalry. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Spc. David Dumas.)October 13, 2023 - A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the "Blacklions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 passes Old Glory as its flies over the flight deck of the world's largest aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. VFA-213 is deployed with other fighter squadrons aboard the Gerald R. Ford as part of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jackson Adkins.)October 16, 2023 - Top... A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 80th Fighter Squadron above Kunsan Air Base after taking off for routine operations in the Republic of Korea. This F-16 features commemorative tail art celebrating 70 years of the U.S.-ROK Alliance. Bottom... Two U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 35th Fighting Squadron taxi on the runway upon mission return at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Karla Parra.)October 13, 2023 - The NASA’s Psyche spacecraft onboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launches under a cloudy sky at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for its travel to a metal-rich asteroid by the same name orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter to study its composition. The spacecraft also carries the agency's Deep Space Optical Communications technology demonstration, which will test laser communications beyond the Moon. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA photos by Aubrey Gemignani.)October 20, 2023 - New U.S. Marines with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, march across the parade deck during their graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Graduation took place at the completion of the 13-week transformation, which included training for drill, marksmanship, basic combat skills, and Marine Corps customs and traditions. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Sarah M. Grawcock.)October 17, 2023 - U.S. Army Soldiers in the 25th Infantry Division participate in the Jungle 5K, a 5-kilometer run, that is required to graduate the Jungle Operations Training Course (JOTC) at Lightning Academy, Oahu, Hawaii. Graduates of JOTC learn tactics, techniques, and procedures required to fight, win, and survive within any jungle environment. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Spc. Wyatt Moore.)October 24, 2023 - The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Oakland (LCS 24) along with the unmanned surface vessels (left-right) Mariner, Ranger, and Sea Hunter transit the Sydney Harbor as part of a scheduled port visit to Australia during Integrated Battle Problem (IBP) 23.2.IBP 23.2 is a Pacific Fleet exercise to test, develop and evaluate the integration of unmanned platforms into fleet operations to create warfighting advantages. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by MC2 Jesse Monford and Ensign Pierson Hawkins.)
October 22, 2023 - Fighter aircraft from the U.S., Japan, and the Republic of Korea conducted a trilateral escort flight of a U.S. B-52H Stratofortress Bomber operating in the Indo-Pacific. U.S. F-16s from the 80th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Wing flew alongside Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) F-2s from the 8th Air Wing, and Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) F-15Ks from the 11th Wing. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Karrla Parra.)A beautiful nature scenic view to the horizon of the lower Current River from Clubhouse Bluff in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, located in Missouri. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)October 20, 2023 - The memorable painting "High Ground Intercept" by commissioned artist Rick Herter during a reveal ceremony at Space Operations Command headquarters at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado. The artwork is a first for the command and depicts a futuristic U.S. Space vehicle intercepting an adversary satellite, who in turn is positioning to disable a friendly satellite. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photo by John Ayre.)October 26, 2023 - The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James on its deck with $445+ million in illegal drugs seized by Coast Guard and partner agencies in Port Everglades, Florida. The offload is a result of suspected drug smuggling interdictions in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific Ocean. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Rodriguez.)October 24, 2023 - A U.S. Marine Corps recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, stands rifle ready with fellow Marines in blurred action during a Crucible event with Old Glory flying in the background at Marine Base Camp Pendleton, California. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Elliott A. Flood-Johnson.)October 27, 2023 - U.S. Army Spc. Malik Heydon, an Infantryman (11B) assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, scans with his rifle's scope for the enemy (opposing forces) hiding in the scenic autumn coated area during Combined Resolve 24-01 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christian Aquino.)October 28, 2023 - The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKE CSG) enters theMediterranean Sea as the ships transit the Strait of Gibraltar. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Merissa Daley.)October 13, 2023 - The 56th Fighter Wing welcomed Isaac “Axe-Man” Salinas from Make-A-Wish Arizona to become a pilot for a day at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The Pilot for a Day program aims to provide children with critical illnesses from Make-A-Wish with an uplifting experience and a break from their daily challenges. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Mason Hargrove.)October 31, 2023 - The U.S. Coast Guard completes Operation Koa Kai, a comprehensive month-long maritime security and safety operation conducted throughout October off the Island of Hawaii. Operation Koa Kai reflects the Coast Guard's mission to protect and serve the maritime community, ensuring the smooth flow of commerce, maintaining maritime safety, and responding promptly to emergencies. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.)
NASA astronaut and Expedition 70 Flight Engineer Loral O'Hara tethered to the International Space Station's port truss structure during a spacewalk to replace one of the 12 trundle bearing assemblies on the port solar alpha rotary joint, which allows the arrays to track the Sun and generate electricity to power the station. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA courtesy photo.)October 31, 2023 - U.S. Marine Corps Primary Marksmanship Instructor, Cpl. Andrea Carbajal, walks down range with recruits from Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion following her carrying their rifles during a table two course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. The table two course of fire teaches recruits the fundamentals of safety and marksmanship in combat shooting positions and rifle carries. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Sarah M. Grawcock.)November 3, 2023 - U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk arrives at Bradshaw Army Airfield, Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii during JPMRC 24-01 that involves over 5,300 training participants from across the U.S. Joint Force, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and Thailand. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mariah Aguilar.)November 2, 2023 - Amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) fires its close-in weapons system (CIWS) during a live-fire exercise at an undisclosed location in the Pacific Ocean. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Seaman Mark Uy and PO3 Andrew Smith.)November 1, 2023 - Airmen assigned to the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron sharpen their skills during active shooter training at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Florida. This intensive training involved simunition rounds and stress vests, providing a realistic and high-stress learning environment. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hussein Enaya.)The official birthday of the United States Marine Corps is November 11th starting with its formation in 1775 ... honoring the Corps' proud past, traditions, ideals, and ... all the brave ones now serving and those before them during the service’s distinguished history. (Image created by USA Patriotism!)Veterans Day - November 11th (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy graphic by Luke Lamborn.)November 11, 2023 - Sentinel U.S. Army Pfc. Jessica Kwiatkowski from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) walks the mat at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery on National Veterans Day. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery.)November 1, 2023 - A C-130J Super Hercules shortly after a sunset take off from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point in District 14 Hawaii Pacific to conduct night training. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler Robertson.)November 10, 2023 - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Matt Shelton, a musician with the Marine Band San Diego, plays Taps during the wreath laying ceremony for former Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sgt. Maj. Leland D. Crawford, at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California. The wreath laying ceremonies are a continuing part of the Marine Corps birthday and tradition and honor the service to Corps and Country. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sydney Smith.)
September 12, 2023 - U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, DEVCOM, Containerized Weapon Systems (CWS) firing a rocket during Red Sands Integrated Experimentation Center 23.2 at Shamal-2 Range in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Spc. Rhema Eggleston.)November 6, 2023 - The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), steams in formation during Multi-Large Deck Event (MLDE) at an undisclosed area in the Pacific Ocean. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Charles J. Scudella III.)A stunning scenic nature view of the Badlands yellow mounds with a small river green valley among them. When the black hills were formed in South Dakota the ancient sea drained away. Once exposed to air, the black ocean mud was weathered into Paleosol, a yellow soil, forming the yellow mounds. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Larry McAfee.)November 13, 2023 - A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker and refuels at an undisclosed aerial location as part of a regularly-scheduled Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Jacob Cabanero.)November 15, 2023 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) transits across Elliott Bay after departing Base Seattle for a scheduled assist with icebreaking operations near Antarctica in the coming months in support of Operation Deep Freeze. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier.)November 20, 2023 - A stunning scene of the Gateway space station in a polar orbit around the Moon with the Orion spacecraft and SpaceX's deep space logistics spacecraft ... supporting scientific discovery on the lunar surface during the Artemis IV mission. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA/JPL-Caltech courtesy photo with secondary creator Alberto Bertolin.)November 17, 2023 - U.S. Army Soldiers with Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, execute tactical movement on an urbanized terrain during the Strong Griffin 2023 (SG23) exercise at Pabrade Training Area, Lithuania. SG23 saw Task Force Marne Soldiers serve as an opposing fighting force for the Griffin Brigade of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, which provided an opportunity to share Allied tactics and strategies. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Cesar Salazar Jr.)November 19, 2023 - U.S. Navy Wasp-class amphibious assault USS Boxer (LHD 4) steams in the Pacific Ocean in association with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group that also includes USS Somerset (LPD 25) and USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), and the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are underway conducting integrated training and routine operations in U.S. 3rd Fleet. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by MC2 James Finney.)USA Patriotism! wishes fellow Americans a safe and happy Thanksgiving ... as you celebrate it with loved ones ... in your own special way! (Image created by USA Patriotism!)November 21, 2023 - U.S. Air Force and Navy aircraft line up on the runway during an elephant walk at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan. The 18th Wing and its mission partners on base conduct joint air operations featuring a range of unique aircraft in order to preserve a free and open Indo-Pacific. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cedrique Oldaker.)
November 18, 2023 - A U.S. Marine sniper with the maritime raid force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, sights in during an amphibious raid exercise on Kinsenbaru Dam at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. The Marines conducted military operations to refine their tactical and combat skills in austere environments. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Tyler Andrews.)November 9, 2023 - Stunning night scene of U.S. Army Spc. Collin Hall, assistant gunner, and Spc. Areg Safari, M240 gunner, assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, observe their assigned sector of fire from their defensive fighting position while they wait for the opposing force to attack their defensive positions at the Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii during the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center (JPMRC) 24-01 rotation. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Capt. Angelo Mejia.)November 22, 2023 – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) fires the Close-In Weapons System during a live-fire exercise while operating in the Philippine Sea. Dewey is forward-deployed and assigned to Commander, Task Force 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Greg Johnson.)November 15, 2023 - Santa Claus interacts with a pilot of a C-17 Globemaster III shortly after landing at Bethel, Alaska where Santa and Mrs. Claus walk towards an awaiting UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in icy, snowy conditions for visits to remote communities across the state giving gifts and Christmas cheer to kids in support of Alaska National Guard's Operation Santa Claus. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army National Guard photos by Sgt. Marc Marmeto.)More than 700 Airmen assigned to Flights 1-17, graduate from U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, November 21-22, 2023. The events mark the return to multi-squadron ceremonies. Gen. David W. Allvin, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, reviewed the ceremony. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Gregory T. Walker.)November 19, 2023 - U.S. Coast Guard, Washington Department of Ecology, and Island Oil Spill Association coordinate to respond to reports of a sinking vessel off the coast of Orcas Island, Washington. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Annika Hirschler.)November 27, 2023 - U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, attached to Marine Rotational Force-Southeast Asia (MRF-SEA), and Indonesian marines with 4th Marine Infantry Brigade, Pasmar 1, conduct a variety of combat activities to promote military interoperability and maritime domain awareness capabilities, strengthen relationships, and expand military capabilities during Keris Marine Exercise 2023 (Keris MAREX 23) at Piabung Training Area in Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Shaina Jupiter.)November 13, 2023 - U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pull security during a platoon-level jungle mock-reconnaissance on an island in Oiapoque, Brazil, during Exercise Southern Vanguard 24 (SV24). (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Spc. Joshua Taeckens.)A stunning fall nature mirror view of snow covered Denali Mountain at Reflection Pond, a popular spot for capturing a Denali mirror image. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Tim Rain.)November 30, 2023 - Flight operations of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), the flagship of Carrier Strike Group Nine (CSG 9), with U.S. Navy Lt. Andrew Bentley standing watch as a "shooter" as a F/A-18E Super Hornet lands and signaling an F/A-18E Super Hornet to launch at an undisclosed location in the Pacific Ocean. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adina Phebus.)
November 29, 2023 - U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker pilot and co-pilot with 351st Air Refueling Squadron observe a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany refuel during routine training over the North Sea. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Viviam Chiu.)November 30, 2023 - U.S. Space Force Col. Mark Shoemaker, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, and Santa Claus, worldwide gift distributer, present the lit tree during the 2023 Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. The ceremony featured a gymnastics show, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts carols, a guest appearance from Santa Claus, and hot chocolate service at the Pacific Coast Club. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua LeRoi.)The image shows the USS Arizona Memorial and the battered battleship starting to sink during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Department of Defense / Navy photos.)November 20, 2023 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL-751) law enforcement boarding team interdicts and inspects a self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, finding more than 5,500 pounds of cocaine. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Hunter Schnabel.)December 2, 2023 - U.S. Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) conduct a small-scale amphibious assault alongside Greek Marines with 32nd Hellenic Marine Brigade during a bilateral exercise near Skyros, Greece. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Staff Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres.)December 5, 2023 - U.S. Army Spc. John Zometa, a signal operations support specialist assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 501st General Support Aviation Regiment, fires a SIG Sauer M17 handgun at the McGregor Range Complex, Fort Bliss, Texas. Soldiers complete annual qualification on their weapons systems to sustain mission readiness. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Spc. Hunter Grice.)December 7, 2023 - U.S. Navy Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) render honors to the USS Arizona memorial during a pass-in-review in commemoration of the 82nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Oahu. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Lauren Padden.)December 6, 2023 - U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jason “Burner” Getz, 79th Fighter Squadron “Tigers” F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, takes off during surge week at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. The F-16 is a multi-role, highly-maneuverable aircraft, able to fly over 500 miles to deliver weapons with superior accuracy and defend itself against adversaries. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Meghan Hutton.)December 11, 2023 - Members from the Space Delta 9, under Space Operations Command participate in a litter carry and cognitive exercise during the first annual Guardian Arena (GA23) at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Guardian Arena is a 10-station competition testing participant physical and mentally and is designed to instill camaraderie and the Guardian Spirit. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photo by Robert Buckingham and A1C Spencer Contreras.)On December 13, 1636 ... the Massachusetts General Court established an official militia for the first time in the American Colonies that led to the formation of the U.S. National Guard ... a unique element of the U.S. military that serves both community and country. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from graphic by Kim Farcot, Defense Health Agency.)
December 9, 2023 - A 26-foot over-the-horizon boat crew from Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo (manned by the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Benjamin Dailey) interdicts and detains four Mexican fishermen seizing approximately 1,650 pounds of illegally caught red snapper on the impounded Mexican lancha about 4 miles offshore the southern Texas coast. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos courtesy of a Cutter Jacob Poroo crewmember.)December 14, 2023 - U.S. Marines with 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, refine road security tactics by setting up choke points and utilizing radio communication using armored vehicles during Patrolling Tactics Exercise on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Marcos A. Alvarado.)December 16, 2023 - Scenes of the 32nd Wreaths Across America Day at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC). On this day, more than 30,000 volunteers, including military service members, placed approximately 260,000 wreaths at every gravesite and niche column at Arlington National Cemetery. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery.)Mornings in the Moraine Park Meadow can be a fantastic sight, as the sunshine slowly creeps down the valley within the snow covered Rocky Mountain National Park. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.)December 12, 2023 - Students from three high schools within the Muscogee County school district Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program visit Fort Novosel, Alabama experiencing a variety of operations including... (top) learning about the Mobile Tower System for air traffic control operations; and, (bottom) a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter orientation flight that they depart upon landing. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Kelly Morris, Public Affairs Specialist.)December 15, 2023 - Santa salutes and wishes service members, veterans, and their families "happy holidays" during the United States Navy Band's annual Holiday Concert with performances by ensembles within the Navy Band at DAR Constitution Hall, a National Historic Landmark building, in Washington DC. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Musician First Class David J. Hagee.)The U.S. Space Force was established on December 20, 2019, when the National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law, creating the first new branch of the armed services since 1947. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from graphic by U.S. Air Force civilian graphic designer David Perry.)December 18, 2023 - A wintry scene of a F-35A Lightning II taking off for routine training from snow covered Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The 354th Fighter Wing provides U.S. Indo-Pacific Command with continuous unrivaled air, space, and cyberspace capabilities to ensure regional stability and security. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Carson Jeney.)December 14, 2023 - The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) departs Sydney. The Polar Star completed a multi-day port call in Sydney while en route to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze, a joint service, inter-agency support operation for the National Science Foundation, which manages the United States Antarctic Program. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Matthew Masaschi.)
October 25, 2023 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (POE) in San Diego, California detain two male subjects for further inspection after finding illegal items in their car. The San Ysidro POE is the largest land border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Customs and Border Protection photos by Jerry Glaser.)Heart touching scenes of Santa Claus with happy kids enjoying Christmas events with their parents serving in the Marines and Navy during the December 2023 holiday season. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by LCpl. Nathan Saucier and SSgt. Daisha Ramirez.)May God Bless our beloved USA and fellow Americans on Christmas ... as each celebrates it in their own way ... with best wishes for this coming year! (Image created by USA Patriotism!)December 19, 2023 - Rifle ready U.S. Marine Corps infantry Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, post security during a squad attack exercise on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Juan K. Maldonado.)December 20, 2023 - U.S. Army soldiers with the 3rd Division fire a mounted M2 machine gun during a live-fire range in Swietoszow, Poland. The 3rd Division provides ready and postured, combat-credible forces and forward presence in Europe, enabling rapid response to crisis and a deterrence to adversaries. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Spc. Elsi Delgado.)December 26, 2023 - The first-in-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) arrives at NSA Souda Bay in Crete, Greece for a scheduled port visit. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Delaney S. Jensen.)December 21, 2023 - U.S. Air Force 820th Base Defense Group Airmen sling load cargo on a 41st Rescue Squadron HH-60W Jolly Green II during training at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Sling loading enables expeditious transportation of cargo and vehicles in austere locations while minimizing threats to supporting aircraft. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Capt. Christian Little.)December 28, 2023 - The National Security Space Launch program successfully launches the Falcon Heavy USSF-52 mission from the Eastern Range. The NSSL program, a critical component of the Department of Defense's efforts to ensure national security in space, is at the forefront of providing essential space support for the warfighter, national security, and various government spacelift missions. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from photos by Joshua Conti, USSF Space Launch Delta 45.)December 22, 2023 - The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC 906) returns to homeport Portsmouth, Virginia with crewmembers greeting loved ones after completing a 65-day patrol in the Western Caribbean and Eastern Pacific Ocean. The Cutter Seneca was supporting the Joint Interagency Task Force-South alongside other Coast Guard cutters, Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security units, and international partners conducting maritime safety and security missions. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kate Kilroy.)

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