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2018

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Thumbnails of 2018 photos are listed below starting with January 1st and followed chronologically

through December 31st ... with a link to larger version of the photo that includes the associated story.

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Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous I Have A Dream speech during the August 28, 1963, march on Washington, D.C. In honor of Martin Luther King's noble, compassionate pursuit of civil rights, President Ronald Reagan signed the "Martin Luther King Jr. Day" into law in 1983 ... with the first annual observance three years later ... on the third Monday in January. (U.S. Marine Corps courtesy photo)November 9, 2017 - Scenes from the 5th annual Military Film Festival at Branson's IMAX Entertainment Complex during Veterans week in Branson, MO. The scenes are... Top Left - Veterans meeting with Andrew Wiest, author of The Boys of 67, after seeing the associated film of this gripping book about soldiers in combat during the Vietnam War; Top Right - A conversation with Ben Kinel, a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War; and, Bottom - Fallen Warrior and Bald Eagle chainsaw sculpture surrounded by veterans, patriots, and its artist, Steve Gore with Chainsaws For Charity. The sculpture will be on display at the Veterans Memorial Garden. (Image and associated photos by USA Patriotism!)December 21, 2017 - Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Guereque, 58th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeymen, adjusts the helmet visor for a smiling little visitor from Presbyterian and University of New Mexico children's hospital at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. More than 15 children and their families visited Kirtland for lunch and to view aircraft static displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)December 28, 2017 - Nathaniel Beckstrom, an Arrow of Light Cub Scout from Pack 166 on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, is helped across a rope line by Spc. Johnie Marquez (right) and Pvt. John Momberger (left), Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division during Schofield Days. This event is an Army community relations event where Soldiers conduct, teach and share techniques they use on a daily basis to serve and protect the nation. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David N. Beckstrom, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division)December 29, 2017 - Scaled version of the original "I Am The Storm" billboard (19200 x 9600 pixels) created to reinforce the Marine Corps Warrior Ethos and promote service pride and Esprit D' Corps. (Photo by Sharon McPeak, U.S. Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools)January 4, 2018 - U.S. Navy Airman Zackary Knabe writes down aircraft identifiers on primary flight control room window aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Spencer Roberts)January 4, 2018 - U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dante Tost, 355th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler with his MWD, Darius, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona during a bonding moment before continuing a training session. Tost, having recently trained into becoming a MWD handler, completes exercises with Darius in order to create a stronger bond between the two partners. MWDs are specially trained to detect either narcotics or explosives, and go through simulated training exercises in order to hone their skills. Darius was specifically trained as an explosives detection MWD. Dante and Darius conducted the bomb sweep exercise in order to ramp up their skills for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)January 1, 2018 - A U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team New Orleans conducts a security patrol with a 29-foot response boat on the Mississippi river in support of the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Magee)January 5, 2018 - U.S. Department of Defense Secretary James N. Mattis officially swears in Mark T. Esper as the new Secretary of the Army during a ceremony at the Pentagon. (DoD photo by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kathryn E. Holm)January 8, 2017 - Marine Corps 1st Lt. Aaron Cranford receives the Navy and Marine Corps Medal from Maj. Gen. Craig Q. Timberlake, the commanding general for 3rd Marine Division, during an award ceremony at the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion Headquarters building on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. Cranford was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for risking his life while rescuing three divers and a local Okinawan who were caught in rip current during a recreational dive at Onna Point, Okinawa, Japan on April 23, 2017. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Josue Marquez)
The Texas Tenors ... (L-R) JC Fisher, Marcus Collins, and John Hagen ... an Emmy Award winning classical crossover trio ... perform a heartfelt Christmas song with backup singers during their very entertaining musically diverse 2017 holiday season show at the Starlite Theatre in Branson, Missouri. (Photo by USA Patriotism!)January 11, 2018 - Pilots assigned to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, walk down the flight line before entering their jets during winter training at Naval Air Facility El Centro, California. Blue Angels pilots will complete more than 100 practice flights before the 2018 air show season. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform more than 60 demonstrations at more than 30 locations across the U.S. in 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel M. Young)January 11, 2018 - Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Airmen during his visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Nellis is Air Combat Command’s largest base and home to the Thunderbirds, the air demonstration squadron of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver)January 5, 2018 - Coast Guard Cutter Hawser, a 65-foot Small Harbor Tug, transits north on the ice-covered Hudson River near Albany, New York. The Hawser is being used on the Hudson River to escort vessels and create an open channel for commercial traffic in support of Operation - Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier) Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous I Have A Dream speech during the August 28, 1963, march on Washington, D.C. In honor of Martin Luther King's noble, compassionate pursuit of civil rights, President Ronald Reagan signed the "Martin Luther King Jr. Day" holiday into law in 1983 ... with the first annual observance three years later ... on the third Monday in January. (U.S. Marine Corps courtesy photo)January 11, 2018 - Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (Broncos) 25th Infantry Division, carry a weighted litter on their march from East Range back to F Quad, Schofield Barracks, during Mungadai. The purpose of Mungadai event is to create, trained, and ready professionals, prepared with operational and foundational knowledge, to take disciplined initiative while implementing and executing their commander’s intent. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon)December 28 , 2017 - U.S. Marines with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment maneuver during urban operations training in Okinawa, Japan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ricky Gomez)The vocally gifted Pierce Arrow quartet (L-R - Tony Turner, Scott Fraker, Travis Sprat, and Dan Britton) perform a touching Christmas song during their enjoyable 2017 holiday season show in Branson, Missouri. (Photo by USA Patriotism!)January 15, 2018 - Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) conduct rigid hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) operations in the Pacific Ocean, as part of a regularly scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jasen Morenogarcia)January 8, 2018 - President Donald J. Trump participates in on field ceremonies at the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship between the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and the University of Georgia Bulldogs. Alabama won the game in overtime. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
January 15, 2018 - U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Bjorn Woodard, of the 119th Civil Engineer Squadron, is greeted by his wife and son at the North Dakota Air National Guard Base, Fargo, N.D., upon his completion of a six-month deployment to southwest Asia. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp)January 17, 2018 - A U.S. Coast Guard boat crew from Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco 91105 retrieve a simulated bale of contraband from the water while an Over-The-Horizon Interceptor boat from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Aspen watches in the San Francisco Bay. The simulated bale was used during a Maritime Object Tracking Technology (MOTT) demonstration that was conducted to test deployment, tracking and retrieval of MOTT in a realistic scenario. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sarah Wilson)January 18, 2018 - A U.S. Army Paratrooper assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, waits from cover for his target to get into position during a simulated ambush scenario at Dandolo Range, Pordenone, Italy. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army Contingency Response Force in Europe, capable of projecting ready forces anywhere in the U.S. European, Africa or Central Commands' areas of responsibility. (U.S. Army Photo by Davide Dalla Massara)January 19, 2018 - Marines from Third Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment, send machine gun rounds down range during fire support coordination training exercise at training area Quackenbush aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, as part of Integrated Training Exercise 2-18. The purpose of the ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ashlee Conover)Doug Gabriel is an amazing gifted singer, who is a must see when visiting Branson, Missouri. Not only is Doug Gabriel ... Branson’s "most awarded performer" ... he is blessed with a talented family who perform in his entertaining show, including a Christmas one during November and December. Doug Gabriel has also toured and opened for other well-known stars like Marie Osmond, Roy Clark, Tony Orlando, Tanya Tucker, Bobby Vinton, Mel Tillis, and The Gatlins. (Image and associated photos by USA Patriotism!)January 24, 2018 - Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson returns sailors' salutes as he departs the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) following an all-hands call. During the call, Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven S. Giordano discussed Iwo Jima’s upcoming deployment and answered questions on topics including advancement, uniforms, shipboard readiness throughout the fleet, and the Sailor 2025 program. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dary M. Patten)January 22, 2018 - U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle from California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing takes flight over Diamond Head during Sentry Aloha 18-01 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Sentry Aloha provides the Air National Guard, U.S. Air Force and DoD counterparts a multi-faceted, joint venue with supporting infrastructure and personnel that incorporates current, realistic integrated training. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Chris Drudge)January 21, 2018 - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks to a crowd of deployed service members assigned to the 332d Air Expeditionary Wing at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Pence’s visit came as part of an extended trip across the Middle East, during which he reaffirmed the U.S. military’s commitment to defeating dangerous radicalism throughout the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Kleinholz)January 17, 2018 - A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami crew member salutes a memorial after laying a wreath during a remembrance ceremony in Miami, Florida. The annual ceremony honors those air crew members who've lost their lives in the line of duty in the Miami area. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Eric D. Woodall)January 29, 2018 - U.S. Army Spc. Jacob Peters, a military policeman with 287th Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Riley, Kansas aims an AT-4 anti-armor weapon at opposing force (OPFOR) track vehicles during Allied Spirit VIII at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany. Roughly 4,100 troops from 10 nations are participating in Allied Spirit VIII, a multinational training exercise designed to test participants' readiness and capabilities. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven)
January 30, 2018 - U.S. Marines with 2nd Marine Division walk during the 50-mile challenge hike on Camp Lejeune, NC. The hike was held to challenge officer's and enlisted Marines' skill and will ... in association with honoring the tradition of following President Theodore Roosevelt's Executive Order 989. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Michaela R. Gregory)President Donald J. Trump Delivering the State of the Union Address on January 30,2018. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)Scenes of the play, "Flames of Freedom - The Perilous Journey of an Ozarks Aviator", performed at the College of the Ozarks on November 7, 2017 ... during Veterans Week by Branson, Missouri that is a few miles north of the college. The must see inspirational play is based on the compelling experiences of The School of the Ozarks graduate, Lt. Earl Woodard, during World War II ... with heartfelt performances by students of the college. "Flames of Freedom" is an inspiring reminder of the Greatest Generation's mindset, patriotism, and answering the call for country's sake! The College of the Ozarks provides the advantages of a Christian education for youth of both sexes, especially those found worthy, but who are without sufficient means to procure such training. Its noble vision is to develop citizens of Christ-like character who are well-educated, hard-working, and patriotic ... through Academic, Vocational, Christian, Patriotic and Cultural goals. (Image and associated photos by USA Patriotism!)February 1, 2018 - U.S. Navy Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Michael Feola and his bride kiss in celebration of just being wed in the chapel aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) while in port at Bremerton, Washington before its next deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Ford)January 29, 2018 - The Thunderbirds Diamond formation pilots transition during a Line Break Loop maneuver over the Nevada Test and Training Range during a training flight. The Diamond formation exhibits the precision and skill to fly in close formation. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)January 30, 2018 - A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City flies past the Washington Memorial as they provide security for the State of the Union address in Washington D.C. Crews from Air Station Atlantic City support the National Capital Region Air Defense Facility (NCRADF) by supplying multiple aircraft to assist the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef)January 28, 2018 - U.S. Army mortar crew fires illumination rounds into the night near Thumrait, Oman during Inferno Creek, an annual Omani-U.S. exercise focused on building bilateral military ties. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David L. Nye)January 31, 2018 - Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, drive their Amphibious Assault Vehicle to the USS Rushmore (LSD-47) to perform an in-stream on-load during exercise Iron Fist 2018. Military bilateral training like Iron Fist is vital for rapid expeditionary response expected of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps globally. The exercise provides realistic, relevant training necessary for effective combined military operations. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Teutsch) January 14, 2018 - A sailor aboard a patrol boat fires an LA51 warning device from a shotgun during an underway weapons qualification course in the Gulf of Tadjoura off the coast of Djibouti. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Theresa Mullis)January 24, 2018 - Members of the 436th Security Forces Squadron render a final salute to Rico, a retired military working dog. His former handler and current owner, retired Tech. Sgt. Jason Spangenberg, carried him to the Veterinary Treatment Facility at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)
February 8, 2018 - Vice President of the United States Michael Pence speaks to troops at Yokota Air Base, Japan. During the speech Pence spoke to the importance of a strong Japanese-U.S. relationship to help ensure stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)February 6, 2018 - A U.S. Coast Guard C-27J Spartan crew, assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, California flies over San Francisco Bay with a scenic view of the downtown area and mountains in the background ... during area of responsibility familiarization training. The C-27Js are outfitted with weather radar and communications equipment capable of supporting transport and other Coast Guard missions. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Scott Handlin)February 9, 2018 - U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters carrying distinguished visitors arrive for Army Day 2018 at Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait. Army Day was the opening event for U.S. Central Command’s Component Commanders Conference that allowed U.S. Army Central to showcase the Army’s capabilities at the theater level. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Ty McNeeley, U.S. ARCENT PAO)February 10, 2018 - Marines of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 'Gunfighters' on a AH-1Z Viper prepare to land at U-Tapao International Airport in Thailand to participate in Cobra Gold, one of the largest theater security cooperation exercises in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andy Martinez)Happy Valentine's Day to all Americans as they celebrate it with their special loved one(s) ... with thoughts of pride and love for our beloved ... HOME of the brave and LAND of the free! (Image created by USA Patriotism!)February 14, 2018 - The crew of the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) render honors to the national ensign following the completion of a Western Pacific deployment in support of national security. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael H. Lee)February 15, 2018 - U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Josef Wein, 88th Operational Support Squadron commander, holds his bronze star certificate after receiving it and his medal from U.S. Air Force Col. Bradley McDonald, 88th Air Base Wing commander, during a ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Wein received this medal for his work while deployed in 2017 to Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wesley Farnsworth)February 16, 2018 - U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers from Station Honolulu (Hawaii) and members of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries' telemetry team train for whale disentanglement training on a Coast Guard patrol boat off Oahu, Hawaii. The Coast Guard and NOAA train together in an effort to work seamlessly when needed in a joint effort for marine mammal responses. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur)February 16, 2018 - The final event of the U.S. Army Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB) is 'Objective Bull'. This final test is to determine the warrior drive of Soldiers immediately following a week of testing that culminates with a 12-mile ruck march ... as paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade do running through this final objective to earn their coveted EIB. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army Lt. Col. John Hall)Honoring President's Day 2018 with Donald Trump (45th and current President - top left) ... Franklin Roosevelt (32nd President - top right) ... Abraham Lincoln (16th President - bottom left) ... and George Washington (1st President - bottom right) with the Seal of the President of the United States in the middle. (Image created by USA Patriotism!)
February 17, 2018 - Marines with the 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, perform the 21-gun salute at the 73rd Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. The evening also included a sunset memorial and banquet. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Drake Nickels)February 12, 2018 - U.S. Navy Lt. Donnell Exum signals to an F/A-18F Super Hornet to launch from the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf. The aircraft carrier is supporting maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the free flow of commerce. The Hornet is assigned to Strike Fighter Attack Squadron 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Corona)February 13, 2018 - A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle gains altitude after taking off at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The F-15 Eagle’s air superiority is achieved through a mixture of unprecedented maneuverability and acceleration, range, weapons and avionics. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)U.S. Coast Guard C-27J Spartan assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento being flown by its aircrew over Yosemite National Park, California during an area of familiarization training on February 6, 2018. The C-27Js are outfitted with weather radar and communications equipment capable of supporting transport and other Coast Guard missions. (Image created February 22, 2018 by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Scott Handlin)February 21, 2018 - A Soldier assigned to 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), moves through heavily wooded terrain and snow to his objective point after being dropped off at their landing zone by CH-47 Chinooks during an air assault training exercise in the Fort Drum, New York training area. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. James Avery)February 9, 2018 - The United States Olympic Team parades during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Official White House photo by D. Myles Cullen)February 23, 2018 - Marines with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, march as a company for the last time during their graduation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Graduation takes place at the completion of a thirteen-week transformation including training in drill, marksmanship, basic combat skills and Marine Corps customs and traditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jose Gonzalez)February 23, 2018 - Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departs Naval Base San Diego in support of Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18). PP18’s mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region. Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams)February 23, 2018 - A member of the U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue Parachute Team glides into the 5th Annual Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials opening ceremony at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program is a congressionally mandated and federally funded program that provides personalized care, services and advocacy to wounded, ill or injured recovering service members. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Corey Parrish)February 23, 2018 - Members with Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Fort Lauderdale with a Panther Run Elementary School class during a career day at the school in Pembrooke Pines, Florida. The school hosted members from the local police and fire departments and the Coast Guard for students to learn and interact with the agency personnel. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally)
March 1, 2018 - U.S. Army Paratrooper Spc. Duggy Watts, an infantryman assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, moves tactically with lethal, agile focus during a nighttime combat demonstration near Vicenza, Italy. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the United States Army's Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly deployable forces to United States Army Europe, Africa and Central Commands areas of responsibility. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander C. Henninger)February 24, 2018 - A U.S. Marine Corps Osprey flown by pilots with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268 (VMM-268) transits the scenic coast of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii during an aerial refueling exercise in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force 514th Air Mobility Wing. The exercise featured support from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 with the 514th Air Mobility Wing, and helped to produce readiness of VMM-268 pilots for the aerial refueling procedures and protocols that will be essential to their upcoming trans-Pacific nonstop flights to Australia and Japan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Luke Kuennen)November 2, 2017 - Pope Francis walks through the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial grounds during the Italian holiday Tutti Morti. His visit marks the first time in the 98 year history of the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) that a pope has visited an ABMC ground. ABMC's commemorative mission includes designing, constructing, operating and maintaining permanent American cemeteries in foreign countries, establishing and maintaining U.S. military memorials, monuments and markers where American armed forces have served overseas since April 6, 1917. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams)February 16, 2018 - The Gold crew of the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) transits the Hood Canal as the boat returns to its homeport at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Washington following a routine strategic deterrent patrol. Kentucky is one of eight ballistic-missile submarines stationed at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor providing the most survivable leg of the strategic deterrence triad for the United States. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nancy C. diBenedetto)February 28, 2018 - President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump honor the late Reverend Billy Graham as his coffin rests in  the Rotunda of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for public viewing ... that only a few private American citizens have been granted this national tribute and remembrance normally held for President, other notable leaders, and heroes who have passed away. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)February 22, 2018 - A pair of HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters receive fuel from an HC-130J Combat King II cargo aircraft during a training mission over Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The HC-130J conducts personnel recovery missions, provides a command and control platform, refuels helicopters and carries supplemental fuel for extending range or air refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)March 7, 2018 - Sailors aboard the Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7) observe Mount Etna as the ship arrives in Catania, Italy. Carson City is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to advance security and stability in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams)March 1, 2018 - A rescue swimmer from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina provides a demonstration of a water insertion from a helicopter for the Steven Todd Dooley Search and Rescue Forum. The Steven Todd Dooley Search and Rescue Forum is hosted annually by U.S. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads and the Port of Virginia’s Maritime Incident Response Team. (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton)March 2, 2018 - Army Spc. Tyree Turnage, left, assigned to U.S. Southern Command, and Army Spc. Deiondra Fernandez, assigned to 549th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, cross the finish line during an equipment run at Fort Stewart, Georgia. The run was part of Basic Leader Course 04-18. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joseph Truckley)March 1, 2018 - U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Alex Gundy gives the order to take the last objective during a simulated raid while participating in 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s realistic urban training at Twenty-Nine Palms, California. Gundy is the 3rd Platoon commander assigned to Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. A. J. Van Fredenberg)
March 7, 2018 - Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Tucson (SSN 770) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, after completing a six-month Western Pacific deployment. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shaun Griffi)March 4, 2018 - A U.S. Air Force pararescueman assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, operates the canopy of his parachute while conducting a high altitude, high opening military free fall jump with a panoramic view of snow covered mountains in Afghanistan. He jumped from a C-130J Super Hercules flown by the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The pararescueman and his fellow Guardian Angel Team members conduct training on all aspects of combat, medical procedures and search and rescue tactics to hone their skills, providing the highest level of tactical capabilities to combatant commanders. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)March 11, 2018 - U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Yelvington, a rescue swimmer stationed at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, hangs from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter during a medevac of an injured hiker from Saddle Mountain, Oregon. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Jason Weeks)March 8, 2018 - U.S. Soldiers fire an M777 howitzer during Dynamic Front 18 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. The soldiers are assigned to Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. The exercise, which includes about 3,700 participants from 26 nations, focuses on the interoperability of U.S. Army, joint service and allied nation artillery in a multinational environment. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach)March 14, 2018 - U.S. Marine Corps officer candidates participate in the Montford Point challenge at the Officer Candidates School, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Candidates must go through three months of intensive training to evaluate and screen individuals for the 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 Photo by Staff Sgt. Melissa Marnell)March 14, 2018 - Defense Secretary James Mattis talks to service members while visiting Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jet Fabara)March 14, 2018 - The guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) leads the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), the guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Fuyuzuki (DD 118) in a formation for the completion of MultiSail 2018. MultiSail is a bilateral training exercise improving interoperability between the U.S. and Japanese forces. This exercise benefits from realistic, shared training enhancing our ability to work together to confront any contingency. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah Myers)March 9, 2018 - U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Hope L. Skibitsky leads an all-female military training instructor formation to honor Women’s History Month during a Basic Military Training graduation at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ismael Ortega)March 12, 2018 - Canine Ricky and his handler Petty Officer 1st Class Jordan Brosowsky, a member of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco (91105), conducts a sweep of the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry terminal parking lot in Juneau, Alaska. The Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers and Juneau Police Department partnered together during the law enforcement operation to detect and deter illegal activity on Alaska's waterways. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Brian Dykens)March 17. 2018 - Lt. Col. Theodore Leonard, commander of 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, leads a formation of Dog Face Soldiers while marching in the 2018 St. Patrick's Day parade in Savannah, Georgia. Military units have participated in the parade from its inception. This year 3ID Soldiers had the unique opportunity to march right behind Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence. Pence was on hand to visit with Savannah city officials and witness the nation's second-largest St. Patrick's Day parade. (U.S. Army courtesy photo by 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3ID Public Affairs)
March 20, 2018 - U.S. Marines with Force Reconnaissance Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force; British Royal Marines with J Company, 42 Commando and Sailors with Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit 5 conduct raids training with a section of MH-60Ss from Helicopter Sea Combat 25 on Guam. The units are conducting joint, combined training in order to develop shared standard-of-procedures in a visit, board, search and seizure environment so they can provide a more flexible and mission-ready capability to geographic combatant commanders in the Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Carl King)February 22, 2018 - Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 3 MKVI Patrol Boats conduct towing exercise as part of unit level training provided by Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1 Training and Evaluation Unit. CRG provides a core capability to defend designated high value assets throughout the green and blue-water environment and providing deployable Adaptive Force Packages (AFP) worldwide in an integrated, joint and combined theater of operations. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Chief Boatswain’s Mate Nelson Doromal Jr.)March 13, 2018 - Airmen fold an American flag over the casket of retired Brig. Gen. Belisario J. Flores during his interment ceremony at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Ismael Ortega)March 17, 2018 - Family and friends of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous crew wave to crewmembers returning home to St. Petersburg, Florida. The crew of the Venturous returned to homeport after a 60-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse)March 21, 2018 - U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the Caisson Platoon of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as “The Old Guard,” support a funeral during heavy snowfall at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser)March 14, 2018 - U.S. Marines participate in the main touring event at the Mountain Troops Winter Challenge 2018, an international mountain infantry skills and tactics competition, in Chamrousse, France. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Preston L. Morris)March 27, 2018 - AGC Jason Archibald (left) and AGC Chad Collier (right) raise the flag at a flag raising ceremony at the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command headquarters flagpole at Stennis Space Center with the Chief Petty Officers of all the Naval Oceanography commands at Stennis. The flag-raising was part of the Chief Petty Officer's birthday celebration week at Stennis. (U.S. Navy photo by George Lammons)Major Christopher "Tripp" Zanetis, a pilot with the 101st Rescue Squadron, 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard is honored during a procession led by the Fire Department of New York through lower Manhattan March 29, 2018. Major Zanetis lost his life close to the Iraq/Syrian border when his aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crashed near the city of Al-Qa'im. Zanetis was a member of the New York City Fire Department. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Christopher Muncy)March 23, 2018 - Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Cory Sumner and his canine partner Feco, assigned to the Maritime Safety and Security Team 91105 based in Alameda, Calif., conduct a vertical delivery and hoisting exercise with an Air Station San Francisco aircrew aboard a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter during a Canine Explosive Detection program demonstration on Coast Guard Island in Alameda. Sumner and Feco train to operate wherever they are needed and can be air lifted by helicopter and hoisted down to a boat deck. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew S. Masaschi)March 23, 2018 - The custom agents with the 236th Military Police Company, Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade pose with Hulk, a bomb detection dog with the American K-9 Detection Services, at the Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan customs office. The agents work with Hulk to check baggage for explosives and ensure the safety of flight crews and passengers. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Elizabeth White)
March 30, 2018 - Three KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conduct a ceremonial formation flight for the VMGR-352 75th anniversary at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California. The squadron held a battle color ceremony, which consisted of a reading of the unit’s citations and awards, a color guard, performance by the 3rd MAW band and a ceremonial formation flight. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Clare J. McIntire)March 31, 2018 - Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Nathan J. Nelson, right, renders honors after committing cremains to the sea during a burial-at-sea ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship is underway conducting sustainment exercises to maintain carrier readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Hank Gettys)March 23, 2018 - A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Fighter Wing, takes off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel. The F-16's conduct combat air patrol providing security assistance for ongoing ground operations in Afghanistan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook) March 29, 2018 - Coast Guard Cutter Sherman crewmembers lay ashore during the Sherman’s decommissioning ceremony in Honolulu. The Sherman was the last remaining active Coast Guard war ship to have sunk an enemy ship in combat when its crew sank a North Vietnamese naval trawler during the Vietnam War by firing eight rounds from its 5” gun in 30 seconds. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew S. Masaschi)March 29, 2018 -  U.S. Army troopers with Delta Tank Company, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, fire their main gun round at a target during unit gunnery, at Fort Stewart, Ga. This gunnery marked the first time 2nd ABCT Troopers fired their newly received M1A1-SA Abrams Tanks since the brigade converted from a light to an armored brigade combat team. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Leo Jenkins)April 2, 2018 - Marines arm a UH-1Y Venom helicopter during a weapons and tactics instructor course at the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range in California. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cody Rowe)March 26, 2018 - An unarmed Trident II D5 missile launches from the ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, as part of a Navy Strategic Systems Programs test. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ronald Gutridge)March 26, 2018 - An unarmed Trident II D5 missile launches from the ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, as part of a Navy Strategic Systems Programs test. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ronald Gutridge)MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., honor guard Airmen perform a dignified arrival ceremony April 4, 2018 at Tampa international Airport in honor of fallen Major Andreas B. O’Keeffe. O’Keefe was an HH-60 Pave Hawk pilot assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing who passed away in a crash in western Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rito Smith)Rear Adm. David Throop, commander Coast Guard 13th District, presents the Coast Guard Medal to Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Hylkema, a boatswain's mate at Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, during a ceremony held at the station's base in Westport, Washington, April 6, 2018. The inset is the Coast Guard Medal on the uniform pocket of Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Hylkema. Hylkema jumped into 18 to 20-foot breaking surf during the rescue of the master of the sailing vessel Grace on the night of October 6, 2016. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read)A soldier hoists a battle axe in the air to mark the finish line for paratroopers as they finish a 2.2-mile run and prepare their weapons for simulated battle during training in Italy, April 4, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. John Hall)
Sgt. Maj. Jim Lanham, sergeant major of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, stands before the 31st MEU during an all-hands formation aboard the USS Wasp (LHD-1) while underway in the Philippine Sea, April 11, 2018. As the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, the 31st MEU provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide range of military operations throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Amy Phan)April 10, 2018 - An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the Checkerboards of Marine Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312, flies above the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) that is underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Colemanberry)Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Michael DeCesare, assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 4, Det. Guam, fires an M2 machine gun aboard a Mark VI patrol boat during a crew-served weapons qualification in the Philippine Sea, April 12, 2018. CRS-4, Det. Guam, assigned to Costal Riverine Group 1, Det. Guam, is capable of conducting maritime security operations across the full spectrum of naval, joint and combined operations. Further, it provides additional capabilities of port security, embarked security, and theater security cooperation around the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cory Asato)April 4, 2018 - A flag detail team brings in the colors during a full honors funeral ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The Air Force Honor Guard mobile training team visited the base to provide a 10-day standardized training course to 31 local honor guard Airmen. The goal is to ensure all honor guard units perform the required ceremonial procedures the same way throughout the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr., Eglin Air Force Base Public Affairs)The Cospas-Sarsat satellite system uses a combination of different satellites to detect and locate emergency beacons. The satellites relay the distress signals from the emergency beacons to a network of ground stations and ultimately to the U.S. Mission Control Center in Suitland, Maryland (USMCC). The USMCC processes the distress signal and alerts the appropriate search and rescue authorities to who is in distress and, more importantly, where they are located. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic - April 6, 2018)A U.S. Army Ranger helps his fellow team Ranger during the 2018 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Georgia on April 13, 2018. The David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition is an annual event to determine the top-performing two-person Ranger team from units across the Army as well as other services. (U.S. Army photo by Patrick A. Albright)U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Luke Deornellis referees during the second Gladiator Junior Wrestling Okinawa Open Tournament at the Semper Fit Gym aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. The youth wrestlers met to build sportsmanship, mental strength and a passion for the sport of wrestling in a safe, competitive and friendly environment. The volunteer’s main focus was on helping develop the character of each wrestler. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tayler P. Schwamb)April 18, 2018 - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Brian Graham, left, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Caleb Chandler aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) conduct morning colors on the flight deck. The flag is being flown at half-mast to honor former First Lady Barbara Bush, wife of the ship’s namesake, who passed away April 17, 2018. The ship is in port in Norfolk, Virginia, conducting sustainment exercises to maintain carrier readiness. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brooke Macchietto)U.S. Air Force Airmen perform a military free fall jump in Djibouti, April 17, 2018. The airmen are assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron and they are deployed in support of humanitarian aid and contingency operations in the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa area of responsibility. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)Commander-in-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S Keith Harman presents the WWII Bataan Death March survivors with coins of excellence at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico on March 25, 2018. The 26.2 mile course honors the thousands of American and Filipino Soldiers who defended the Philippines at the outbreak of World War II and were marched more than 60 miles into captivity. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Thomas Calvert)
April 19, 2018 - The New York Air National Guard 105th Airlift Wing participated in Y2Kids at the U.S. Army’s 2nd Aviation Detachment in New Windsor, New York. School-aged kids from the community came to learn about different careers from the New York Army and Air National Guard to other U.S. Government agencies including Department of Agriculture and Civil Air Patrol. (New York Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Julio A. Olivencia Jr., 105th Airlift Wing)The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder mans the rails during the commissioning ceremony for the cutter in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, April 20, 2018. The new Fast Response Cutter is the Coast Guard’s 27th Sentinel class Fast Response Cutter and is the first of its class to be homeported in Atlantic Beach. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Office 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn)A German civilian holding an American flag greats U.S. vehicles assigned to 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, as they conduct a tactical road march from Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany to Hohenfels, Germany during Combined Resolve X on April 23, 2018. Exercise Combined Resolve X is an U.S. Army Europe exercise series held twice a year in southeastern Germany. The goal of Combined Resolve is to prepare forces in Europe to work together to promote stability and security in the region. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)The U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Training Collage showcases four posters illustrating '4' different weeks of the 13 week recruit training program aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island (MCRD PI), South Carolina. (Collage image created by USA Patriotism! on April 24, 2018 from U.S. Marine Corps original posters created by Sgt. Jennifer J. Carrillo Castillo, Lance Cpl. Michelle L. Dolan, and Sgt. Karen J. Cruz)April 23, 2018 - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Jedd Posadas, left, and Ens. Brian Williams participate in a burial-at-sea ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN. 75). Harry S. Truman is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in international waters around the globe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaysee Lohmann)The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas serves as a patriotic background to Airmen with the 737th Training Group Drum and Bugle Corps performing for civilians and fellow troops on April 23, 2018. The performance was part of Fiesta San Antonio that started in 1891 ... growing into an annual celebration that includes civic and military observances, exhibits, sports, music and food representing the spirit, diversity and vitality of San Antonio. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ismael Ortega, 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs)Operation Homefront's 2018 Military Child of the Year Award Recipients ... (L-R) Marine Corps - Joshua Frawley, 14; National Guard - Aaron Hall, 16; Coast Guard - Roark Corson, 17; Navy - Isabelle Richards, 13; Air Force - Eve Glenn, 16; Army - Rebekah Paxton, 17; and, Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation - Shelby Barber, 17. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from photo provided by Operation Homefront - April 2018)The U.S. Army Honor Guard, The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoon, and The U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own”, conduct the funeral of former Secretary of the Army Togo D. West, Jr. in Section 34 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, April 26, 2018. West served as both Secretary of the Army and Secretary of Veterans Affairs in the Clinton Administration, and was the second African-American to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs. West was also a Captain in the U.S. Army and the former General Counsel of the Navy in the Carter Administration. West’s spouse, Gail Berry West, received the American flags from his casket. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery)The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare stands on the flight deck of the cutter next to approximately $390 million total wholesale in seized cocaine and marijuana at Port Everglades, Florida, April 24, 2018. The drugs were interdicted off the coasts of Mexico, Central, and South America by multiple U.S. Coast Guard cutters and Canadian Naval vessels. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray)April 19, 2018 - U.S. Army Pfc. Alexis Jones navigates under barbed wire during the 200th Military Police Command's Best Warrior Competition at Fort Hunter Liggett, California. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
April 20, 2018 - Marines assigned to Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), sit in an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during visit, board, search, and seizure training during a certification exercise (CERTEX) aboard the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4). MRF train regularly for quick, tactical raids of targets on both land and sea. CERTEX is the final evaluation in a series of training exercises which ensures readiness for crisis response throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Amy Phan)April 20, 2018 - U.S. Sailors assigned to Task Group (TG) 68.6 return to the Port of Djibouti after completing a security patrol escort for the first purpose-built expeditionary mobile base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) in the Gulf of Tadjoura. TG-68.6 is forward-deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations and conducts joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Engineman 2nd Class Carlos Monsalve)April 28, 2018 - Spring Valley High School junior ROTC cadets perform their Color Guard drill and ceremony routine during the annual Top Gun Drill Meet at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina. High School junior ROTC cadets from across the state competed in drill and ceremony events sponsored by the South Carolina Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Stephen Hudson)May 2, 2018 - A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle, assigned to the 173rd Fighter Wing, takes off from Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base during a dissimilar air combat training flight. Dissimilar air combat training provides pilots the opportunity to practice air-to-air combat with aircraft of different types, enhancing their skills. The 173rd FW is the sole F-15C training base for the United Sates Air Force, producing some of the world’s best air-to-air combat pilot. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by, Tech. Sgt. Jason van Mourik)March 29, 2018 - A U.S. Coast Guardsman observes the fishing process of a foreign-flagged fishing vessel during an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) boarding mission. The OMSI program is a secretary of defense program leveraging Department of Defense assets transiting the region to increase the Coast Guard’s maritime domain awareness, ultimately supporting its maritime law enforcement operations in Oceania. Michael Murphy is currently operating in the Western Pacific as part of the Carl Vinson Strike Group. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jasen Morenogarci)U.S. Army Paratroopers, assigned to Battery A, 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, fire a M119 105mm howitzer during a live fire exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, May 4, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger)April 27, 2018 - Drill Instructors give a future Marine a taste of what recruit training will be like during the annual pool function at Marine Corps Recruiting Station Fort Worth, Texas. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Danielle Rodrigues)A U.S. Navy MH-60S Seahawk fires flares during an air power demonstration over the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Pacific Ocean, May 3, 2018. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Michael A. Colemanberry)Two U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles deploy flares after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission supporting Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq, May 5, 2018. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James)President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence stand proudly with the 2018 USA Olympic and Paralympic Teams at the White House on April 27, 2018. (Official White House photo by Andrea Hanks)
Members of Coast Guard Air Station Sitka demonstrate to children how to use rescue equipment found aboard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopters at Echo Ranch Bible Camp in Juneau, Alaska on May 2, 2018. The crew also provided tours of the Jayhawk and answered multiple questions regarding Coast Guard missions. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios)Terry Bradshaw (center), representing United Service Organization (USO) Metro; his wife, Tammy Bradshaw (left); and U.S. Army Col. Jason Garkey (right), regimental commander, The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard); participate in an Army Special Honors Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, May 11, 2018. Bradshaw also toured the Memorial Amphitheater Display Room and met with Tomb Guard Sentinels. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery)May 10, 2018 - Sky Soldiers from 2nd Battalion “The Rock,” 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade rapidly engage mortar targets during Rock Sokol 18 in Slovenia. Paratroopers teamed with Slovenian army counterparts during a live fire exercise that strengthened interoperability and the lethality of our combined force. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Joseph Legros, 173rd Airborne Brigade)Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon execute their "bursting bomb" sequence during their performance as a part of a Battle Color Ceremony for the San Antonio Tricentennial Military Appreciation Day at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas, May 6, 2018. The Military Appreciation Day was held in San Antonio to salute military history with a weekend of programming including special events, ceremonies and living history demonstrations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp, Marine Barracks Washington, 8th & I)May 14, 2018 - A happy sailor prepares to embrace his little son running to him upon his disembarkment off the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) after its return to homeport, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations as part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG). (U.S. Navy photo by Aviation Electrician Technician Airman Joshua Markwith)May 10, 2018 - Mrs. Krista Simpson Anderson was selected the 2018 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year Award during the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore’s 36th Annual Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. Krista Simpson Anderson is also the 2018 Armed Forces Insurance Army Spouse of the Year. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from DoD News photo by EJ Hersom) A collage honoring Police Week 2018 created by USA Patriotism!  on May 17, 2018  from photos by U.S. Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Ryan Campbell and U.S. Air Force Samuel King Jr.A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle flies over Iraq on May 5, 2018. The F-15E is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, and in all weather. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)May 18, 2018 - Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown's colonial uniformed color guard presents the colors during a change of command ceremony. The change of command ceremony marks a transfer of total responsibility and authority from one individual to another, and is a time-honored tradition, conducted before the assembled crew, as well as honored guests and dignitaries to formally demonstrate the continuity of the authority within a command. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) Montana Army National Guard Sgt. Jay Utter fires an M136E1 AT4-CS confined light anti-armor weapon while competing in the National Guard Best Warrior Region VI 2018 competition at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 15, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)
The United States Marine Corps celebrates one-hundred years of women Marines serving from 1918 to 2018. The logo design depicts two women, past and present, proudly serving as a United States Marine commemorating this centennial. The contained graphic is an approved trademark of the United States Marine Corps. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from United States Marine Corps graphic by Garrett E. Hothan - May 2018)May 19, 2018 - U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Michael Wettlaufer, commander of Carrier Strike Group 3, waves to people attending the 71st Kitsap Credit Union Armed Forces Day Parade. The parade in downtown Bremerton, Washington has an annual attendance of 25,000-40,000 people and includes all branches of the military, police and firefighters, youth organizations, dignitaries, commercial businesses, car clubs and more. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wyatt L. Anthony)May 11, 2018 - U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kaila Zinger with the 96th Security Forces Squadron and fellow airmen salute during a peace officers’ memorial ceremony in Fort Walton Beach, Florida as part of National Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)May 23, 2018 - Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard silent drill team participate in a demonstration on Liberty Island, Home to the Statue of Liberty during Fleet Week New York. NYFW is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness first-hand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons)President Donald J. Trump presents the Medal of Honor to retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Britt Slabinski during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C. on May 24, 2018. Slabinski received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Takur Ghar (Operation Anaconda) on Roberts Ridge in Afghanistan during March 2002. The Medal of Honor is an upgrade of the Navy Cross he was previously awarded for these actions. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Raymond D. Diaz III)Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place U.S. flags at headstones in Section 60 during Flags In at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, May 24, 2018. For more than 60 years, Soldiers from the Old Guard have honored our nation’s fallen heroes by placing U.S. flags at gravesites for service members buried at both Arlington National Cemetery and the U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery just prior to the Memorial Day weekend. Within four hours, more than 1,000 Soldiers placed 234,537 flags in front of every headstone and Columbarium and niche wall column. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery)Members of the U.S. Special Operations Command Color Guard present the colors during the national anthem as part of a Memorial Day observation at the Special Operations Memorial on MacDill Air Force Base, Florida on May 24, 2018. The federal holiday serves as a time to honor service members who died while serving in the armed forces. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Barry Loo)On Memorial Day, we pause in solemn gratitude to pay tribute to the brave patriots who laid down their lives defending peace and freedom while in military service to our great Nation.  We set aside this day to honor their sacrifice and to remind all Americans of the tremendous price of our precious liberty.May 28, 2018 - President Donald J. Trump, places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as part of the 150th annual Department of Defense (DoD) National Memorial Day Observance hosted by the Secretary of Defense at Arlington National Cemetery. Senior leadership from around the DoD gathered to honor America’s fallen military service members. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann) May 27, 2018 - Marines with the firing detail of 6th Marine Regiment stand ready during the Battle of Belleau Wood Centennial ceremony at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, France. The ceremony commemorated the sacrifice made during World War I. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Warren Smith)
May 31, 2018 - U.S. Army Spc. Steve Scheel (left), Mukilteo, Washington native, combat medic with 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment,teaches U.S. Army Spc. Darius Ledet (right), Lafayette, Louisiana native, indirect fire infantryman with 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, how to check a Soldier's pulse during combat lifesaver training with Battle Group Poland at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland. Battle Group Poland is a unique, multinational coalition of U.S., U.K., Croatian and Romanian Soldiers who serve with the Polish 15th Mechanized Brigade as a deterrence force in support of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Hubert D. Delany III)May 28, 2018 - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) launched a Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) in the Virginia Capes operating area as part of an exercise to test the ship's ability to defend against a close-in aerial attack. The Sullivans deployed with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of NATO Allies, European, and Africa partner nations, coalition partners, and U.S. national security interest in Europe and Africa. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo)U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cody Howey, 380th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler and his K-9 partner, Eros, navigate an obstacle during a warm-up exercise to prepare Eros for patrol duty on Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates on May 14, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nieko Carzis)Adm. Paul Zukunft (left), President Donald Trump, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Adm. Karl Schultz render honors during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on June 1, 2018. During the ceremony Schultz relieved Zukunft to become the 26th commandant of the Coast Guard. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley)June 1, 2018 - World War II veteran Raymond Wallace returns to Normandy, France for the first time since he parachuted in with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division 74 years ago. Family members joined him in his visit and take him along the path between the Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach. (U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. John Hall,  173rd Airborne Brigade)Retired U.S. Marine Corps 1st Sgt. George Willis and his wife Betty Willis with the Marines of Chosin Rifle Range, Weapons Training Company, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, after dedicating and naming the range control tower Willis Tower at Parris Island, SC on May 24, 2018. The Marines of Chosin Rifle Range dedicated the tower to recognize Willis for his efforts during the historic battle in the Chosin Reservoir.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren)The U.S Army 75th Ranger Regiment Color Guard posts the colors during the Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument commemoration ceremony  on June 5, 2018 in Cricqueville en Bessin, France. This year marks the 74th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 ... most commonly known as D-Day. An epic multinational amphibious and airborne operation, D-Day forged partnerships and reinforced transatlantic bonds that remain strong today. (DoD photo by U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Michael McNabb)June 6, 2018 - Capt. Sean Bailey, center right, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and Master Chief Navy Counselor Tyrone Jiles, acting command master chief, cast a wreath off the ship during a remembrance ceremony of the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Mora Jr.)The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds practice their aerial performance over Cannon Air Force Base, NM on May 25, 2018. The Thunderbirds practiced to perform twice over the Memorial Day weekend for the 2018 Cannon Air Show, Space and Tech Fest. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke Kitterman)A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew flew over New Orleans, June 4, 2018. Air Station New Orleans supports a wide range of Coast Guard operations to include search and rescue, law enforcement, port security, and marine environmental protection. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles)
U.S. Marines with the Combat Logistics Battalion 3 (CLB-3) color guard following a change of command ceremony, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, June 8, 2018. Lt. Col. Bolivar Pluas relinquished command of CLB-3 to Lt. Col. Paul Goguen. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Kirk)U.S. Army Soldiers in an M1 Abrams tank compete in the Strong Europe Tank Challenge at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany, June 6, 2018. The annual training event aims to foster military partnerships and the sharing of tactics, techniques and procedures among participating nations. (U.S. Army photo by Matthias Fruth)June 11, 2018 - Navy ROTC Midshipmen conduct a casualty evacuation team-building exercise during "Battle Stations," the capstone event of sea trials at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island. Sea trials are a 10-day event where Midshipmen must perform a series of scenarios and properly demonstrate the skills they have developed throughout their training to test them under pressure as they demonstrate proficiencies in physical fitness, watch standing, seamanship, firefighting, damage control and swimming. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike DiMestico)The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., performs at the opening of the third day of the Thunder of Niagara 2018 air show, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, NY on June 10, 2018. The team remained flawless while the crowd was encourage to make as much noise as possible while they performed. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Campbell)A Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Sector Columbia River hovers above the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon during a search and rescue demonstration during the Rose Festival, June 9, 2018. Coast Guard members also participated in Rose Festival events including parade of ships, public tours of cutters and helped ensure security during the event. The City of Portland hosts the Rose Festival annually and the event coincides with Navy Fleet Week. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read)Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Richie R. Salinas, center, a Force Fitness Instructor Course instructor, leads students Staff Sgt. Michael J. Hall, left, and Sgt. Chris Malacaso as they low-crawl through puddles at Camp Geiger, N.C. on June 5, 2018. The course focuses on optimizing performance, increasing durability and maximizing readiness. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S.Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isaiah Gomez)Soldiers respond to a 9-line medevac request during a training exercise at Fort Drum, NY on June 10, 2018. The soldiers are assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion (General Support), 104th Aviation Brigade. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Matthew Groff)Navy Seaman Anthony Parkman stands as a phone talker aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford during a replenishment-at-sea evolution with the USNS Leroy Grumman in the Atlantic Ocean on June 5, 2018. (U.S.Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Murray)An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 120th Fighter Squadron, 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, does a flyby at Amari Air Base, Estonia in support of Saber Strike 18 on June 1, 2018. Saber Strike 18 is the eighth iteration of the long-standing U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise designed to enhance interoperability among allies and regional partners. This year's exercise will take place June 3-15, focusing on improving land and air operational capabilities with an additional key objective to train with NATO's enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) battlegroups. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer)June 12, 2018 - A member of the Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard presents colors during Sector Hampton Roads’s change-of-command ceremony on Base Portsmouth. Rear Adm. Meredith Austin, commander, 5th Coast Guard District, presided over the ceremony. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton)
June 18, 2018 - U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidates neck deep in a river silently approach their objective combat ready, while participating in the combat course at the Officer Candidates School, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Candidates must go through three months of intensive training to evaluate and screen individuals for the 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 photo by Staff Sgt. Melissa Marnell)U.S. Soldiers provide support during a multinational training live-fire event for exercise Puma 2, with Battle Group Poland, at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, June 14, 2018, as part of Saber Strike 18. The soldiers are assigned to 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Hubert D. Delany III)June 19, 2018 - Sailors render honors to retired Chief Petty Officer Ray Emory, a Pearl Harbor survivor, during a farewell ceremony before he departs Hawaii. Emory was responsible for the identification of unknown service members killed in the attacks on Pearl Harbor who were buried in unnamed graves. (U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Pacheco)June 22, 2018 - Children compete in tug-of-war during the “Jackson in Action” youth camp hosted by the 6th Force Support Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. The 6th annual Youth in Action camp featured various activities for children between the ages of 6 and 12 ... encouraging educational, emotional and physical well-being for children of military families. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan C. Grossklag)The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos repatriates 18 migrants to the Dominican Republic Navy vessel Capotillo in waters south of the Dominican Republic on June 17, 2018. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard)President Donald J. Trump meets with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore for their summit on June 12, 2018. The successful meeting marks a new pathway to peace on the Korean Peninsula. (Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead)June 22, 2018 - Marines with 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division, hike up to a rally point to rappel down a cliffside, during Mountain Exercise 3-18, at Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, California. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dallas Johnson) June 23, 2018 - Children explore one of the static displays at the Maneuver Center of Excellence on U.S. Army Fort Benning, Georgia during a celebration of the Independence of the United States. (U.S. Army photo by Patrick Albright, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs)Sgt. Chris McGinnis and his 17-month-old son celebrate Army's gold medal in wheelchair basketball, the final event of the 2018 DOD Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs on June 9, 2018. The Warrior Games are an annual event, established in 2010, to introduce wounded, ill and injured service members to adaptive sports as a way to enhance their recovery and rehabilitation. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from DOD Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg, Defense Health Agency)June 27, 2018 - Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 3 aboard a 34-foot Sea Ark and Mark VI patrol boat perform an integrated high value asset (HVA) transit escort mission as part of final evaluation problem (FEP) conducted by Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1 Training and Evaluation Unit. CRG provides a core capability to defend designated high value assets throughout the green and blue-water environment and providing deployable Adaptive Force Packages (AFP) worldwide in an integrated, joint and combined theater of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Boatswain’s Mate Nelson Doromal Jr.)
A U.S. Air Force pararescueman descends with Old Glory as part of the 330th Recruiting Squadron activation and assumption of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Medina Annex on June 29, 2018. The 330th Recruiting Squadron's mission is to train and assess the next generation of special operation and combat support forces. Maj. Heath J. Kerns assumed command of the 330th Recruiting Squadron. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Ismael Ortega)Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Rapid Response Team members practice man-overboard drills with Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg members in St. Petersburg, Florida, June 19, 2018. Station St. Petersburg crewmembers spent four days teaching the ICE agents seamanship skills, boat handling, and rescue techniques. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson)U.S. Marines with Marine Barracks Washington D.C. proudly march down Center Walk during a Friday Evening Parade at the Barracks, June 29, 2018. The guest of honor for the ceremony was the Under Secretary of the Navy, Thomas B. Modly, and the hosting official was the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Glenn M. Walters. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Colleen McFadden, Marine Barracks Washington, 8th & I)Americans honor Independence Day as they look above with pride and honor ... to the past as the Founding Fathers sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 ... and Francis Scott Key observes the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland in 1814 that inspires him to write the poem "Defence of Fort M'Henry" ... becoming known as "The Star-Spangled Banner" (National Anthem). Image created by USA Patriotism! - July 3, 2018Fireworks fill the night sky over the National Mall with the Statue of Liberty and Her brightly shining torch of freedom superimposed in celebrating the of birth the USA ... the land of the free and home of the brave! (Image created by USA Patriotism!)July 4, 2018 - President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump watch the Independence Day fireworks occurring at the National Mall from a White House balcony. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead)Soldiers from Battery A., 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division fire field guns (artillery) during the 4th Inf. Div. Band's performance of Tchaikovsky's "The 1812 Overture" at the U.S. Army Fort Carson Freedom Fest at Fort Carson, Colorado on July 1, 2018. Freedom Fest is an annual event designed to build resilience at Iron Horse Park, Fort Carson ... one of the most deployed posts in the U.S. Army, by focusing on family and friends while celebrating the Nation’s independence. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Capt. Daniel Parker)U.S. Navy divers conduct diving operations on the USS Arizona Memorial at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, June 28, 2018. The divers are assigned to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit 1. (U.S. Navy photo Petty Officer 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez)The High Frontier Honor Guard performs during the 50th Network Operations Group change-of-command ceremony at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado on June 29, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Rogers)July 6, 2018 - A U.S. Coast Guard deployable specialized forces (DSF) team member assigned to Maritime Security Response Team - West (MSRT-W) works on a team with Royal Canadian Navy explosive ordnance disposal technicians assigned to Fleet Diving Unit Pacific as they conduct maritime interdiction operations training in support of counter-improvised explosive device and mine warfare operations as part of Commander Task Force 177 during the force integration phase of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018 Southern California (SOCAL) exercise. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC 2018 from June 27 to August 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Matthew A. Stroup)
The Semper Fidelis USA graphic showcases a U.S. Marine saluting his beloved United States of America that he proudly serves ... above Lady Liberty, a Bald Eagle, and Marine Corps fighter jets with fireworks bursting in the sky around them anchored by the USMC Seal. (Image created by USA Patriotism! on July 10, 2018 from U.S. Marine Corps illustration by Xzavior T. McNeal - July 3, 2018)A Drill Sergeant expresses a greeting to a trainee upon arrival for the first day of Basic Training at Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, June 20, 2018, on Sand Hill at Fort Benning, Georgia. 1-46 Infantry conducts Basic Combat Training to provide the Army with confident, disciplined, motivated, physically and mentally fit Soldiers who demonstrate Warrior Ethos, embody Army Values and are prepared for Advance Individual Training. (U.S. Army photo by Patrick A. Albright)July 9, 2018 - A rainbow forms over the USS Missouri Battleship Memorial as it sits moored at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise 2018. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security of the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin R. Pacheco)April 20, 2018 - A boy scout utilizes a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft flight simulator during a tour of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar with fellow boy scouts. The visit, which was collaboratively coordinated by the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing and Qatar Emiri Air Force, provided the scouts a chance to earn merit badges, including the Aviation Merit Badge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton)Members of Coast Guard Station Juneau test the capabilities of their new 29-foot Response Boat - Small II (RB-S II) in Juneau, Alaska, July 10, 2018. The RB-S II is an upgrade to the current 25-foot Response Boat-SMALL and is due to phase it out soon. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios)Scenes below the Dolly Parton’s Stampede banner are from its very entertaining show on July 8, 2018 in Branson, Missouri. This show is a must see, especially for families with kids (including teenagers).  The Dolly Parton’s Stampede dinner show involves thirty-two magnificent horses, a talented cast of top-notch riders. You will see daring feats of trick riding and competition, pitting North against South in a friendly and fun rivalry. You will enjoy a barrel full of music, dancing, special effects and family friendly comedy along the way ... along with a great dinner right where you sit ... as you are being wonderfully entertained!U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), swim underwater during dive training in Aqaba, Jordan, July 8, 2018. The Marines are deployed aboard the USS Iwo Jima with the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the central region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jon Sosner)Children’s Program volunteers feed peppermints to Luke, a horse from The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoon, near Section 46 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, July 16, 2018. Over 400 volunteer landscape professionals participated in the National Association of Landscape Professionals’ 22nd annual Renewal and Remembrance event at Arlington National Cemetery. Volunteers aerated turf, planted flowers, laid irrigation pipes, and installed lighting protection on several trees. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery)U.S. Navy Midshipman 1st Class Matthew Garmer rappels from a tower during helicopter rope suspension technique training at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story at Virginia Beach, VA on July 11, 2018. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jeff Atherton)U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Maggie Swenson (front center) and fellow airmen scan the wooded surroundings during force-on-force training at Camp Gilbert C. Grafton, North Dakota on July 11, 2018. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp)
Members of the Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team fast rope onto the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, during a joint exercise on February 14, 2018 near Miami. The training a three-day exercise held between the Coast Guard units within the Miami area. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt.j.g. Samantha Corcoran)U.S. Marines march in formation during the Sunset Parade at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on July 17, 2018. The Marines are assigned to Marine Barracks Washington. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. John A. Martinez Jr.)U.S. Army Soldiers participate in a field training exercise during a basic leadership course at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine, July 11, 2018. The instructors are 7th Army Training Command non-commissioned officers. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Derrick Garner)July 13, 2018 - The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, Diamond pilots perform the Low Break Cross at the 2018 Pensacola Beach Air Show. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jess Gray)A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II, P-51D Mustang and VS Spitfire perform a USAF heritage flight during the 2018 Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom (UK) on July 14, 2018. This year’s RIAT celebrated the 100th anniversary of the RAF and highlighted the United States’ ever-strong alliance with the UK. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt Brian Kimball)The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, "America's Tall Ship," visits San Juan, Puerto Rico during June 2018 and provided free public tours. At 295 feet in length, the Eagle is the largest tall ship flying the stars and stripes and the only active square-rigger in U.S. government service. Constructed in 1936 by the Blohm and Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, and originally commissioned as the Horst Wessel by the German Navy, the Eagle was taken by the United States as a war reparation following World War II. A seasoned permanent crew of 8 assigned officers and 50 assigned enlisted personnel maintain the ship and provide a strong base of knowledge and seamanship for the training of up to 153 cadets or officer candidates at a time. Augmented by temporary crew during training deployments, Eagle routinely sails with over 230 hands on board. (Puerto Rico National Guard photo by Sgt. Josue Rivera)U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Daniela Conchasvasquez, drill Instructor with Platoon 4036, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, commands her platoon during Initial Drill at Peatross Parade Deck on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC on July 23, 2018. The recruits are scored for initial drill according to confidence, attention to detail, and discipline. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Yamil Casarreal)July 27, 2018 - United Nations Command Chaplain U.S. Army Col. Sam Lee performs a blessing of sacrifice and remembrance on the 55 cases of remains returned by North Korea at Osan Air Base, South Korea. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Quince Lanford)July 17, 2018 - U.S. Army combat engineers blast through a concrete wall during demolition training at Fort Hood, Texas. The soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Carson Petry)July 19, 2018 -  The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard Drill Team performs during the Military Appreciation Day Opening Ceremonies at the California State Fair during Sacramento Navy Week. The Navy Office of Community Outreach uses the Navy Week program to bring Navy Sailors, equipment and displays to approximately 14 American cities each year for a week-long schedule of outreach engagements designed for Americans to experience first hand how the U.S. Navy is the Navy the nation needs. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob G. Sisco)
July 20, 2018 - Cancer survivor and airman for the day Caleb Pettit, 9, checks a patient’s heartbeat while shadowing Air Force Capt. Charles Hutchings at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Sullivan)The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter’s Mallon and Terrapin enter Elliot Bay off of Seattle during the annual Parade of Ships in Seattle on July 31, 2018. The Parade of Ships is part of the annual Seattle Seafair air and sea events held each summer in the Seattle area. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley)Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard present the National Ensign during the playing of the National Anthem with fellow Marines saluting during U.S. Marine Corps Day at Nationals Park, Washington D.C. on July 31, 2018. The Washington Nationals hosted Marines stationed around the National Capital Region to participate in pre-game events to honor the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp)An Interim Armored Vehicle "Stryker" and AH-64 Apache helicopters with Battle Group Poland, move to secure an area during a lethality demonstration for exercise Puma 2 with Battle Group Poland at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland on June 15, 2018 as part of Saber Strike 18. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Hubert D. Delany III)The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command conduct an Honorable Carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, August 1, 2018. Carry teams will move 55 transfer cases, containing what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War, to the DPAA facility at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for identification. North Korea recently turned over the remains to the U.S. and is the first mass turnover of remains since the early '90s. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Seth Coulter)August 1, 2018 - The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) transits the Red Sea at night during exercise Eagle Salute 18. Eagle Salute 18 is a surface exercise with the Egyptian Naval Force (ENF) conducted to enhance interoperability and war-fighting readiness, fortify military-to-military relationships and advance operational capabilities of all participating units. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Intelligence Specialist Matt Bodenner)July 14, 2018 - A U.S. Air Force pilot demonstrates the capabilities of the F-35A Lightning II during the 2018 Royal International Air Tattoo, or RIAT, at RAF Fairford, UK. This year’s RIAT celebrated the 100th anniversary of the RAF and highlighted the United States’ ever-strong alliance with the U.K. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball)August 4, 2018 - Vice President Mike Pence receives a unit patch from Air Station Barbers Point personnel while visiting with assembled Coast Guard personnel from several Hawaii-based units on the flight line at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam on Oahu. The Coast Guard was founded on this day 228 years ago, and the Vice President addressed the enduring value of the Service to the American people. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West)Marine Corps mortarmen fire a 81mm mortar system on a range at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia during twilight on August 1, 2018. The Marines are assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Henson)U.S. Soldiers with 1st Platoon, A Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment move through the terrain during a dry run to prepare for a platoon-level live-fire exercise at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany on August 6, 2018. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach)
August 5, 2018 - Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Jesse Torres (left) and Electronics Technician 3rd Class Cory Stackhouse lower the American flag during evening colors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), while conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Evan Thompson)The Magnificent 7 Variety Show in Branson, Missouri ... is must entertainment experience that takes you on a non-stop memorable journey through 7 decades of your favorite music. You will enjoy its talented entertainers performing 75 production numbers from the 1950's through today ... with a great mesh of pop, country, rock 'n roll, nostalgia, Broadway, Motown, Disco, Patriotic, and Gospel along with dancing and comedy! Image created by USA Patriotism! from photos of the Magnificent 7 Variety Show in July 2018.August 8, 2018 - A U.S. Air Force airman checks for simulated combatants behind an escort at the Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo at Melrose Air Force Range in Clovis, New Mexico. More than 20 Air Force bases from around the world participated. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gage Adison Daniel)U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers from various Seattle units ride aboard a Station Seattle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium conduct patrols on Lake Washington, August 4, 2018, while boaters enjoy Seafair activities. The Coast Guard worked to ensure the safety of all Seafair participants, including boaters, paddle craft operators and swimmers. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi)August 11, 2018 - U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. David Bloxton, a scout sniper with 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, posts security while his team practices crossing a danger zone during Exercise Northern Strike at Camp Grayling, Michigan. Exercise Northern Strike is a National Guard Bureau-sponsored training exercise that unites service members from multiple branches, states and coalition countries to conduct combined ground and air combat operations. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Niles Lee)Army Staff Sgt. Ge Xiong checks a 600-gallon water bucket before a mission at the Mendocino Complex Fires in Lake, Colusa and Mendocino counties, California on August 10, 2018. The Mendocino Complex Fires is now the largest wildfire in California’s history. (Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Eddie Siguenza)August 10, 2018 - U.S. Navy Sailors graduate from boot camp at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. More than 30,000 recruits graduate annually from the Navy's only boot camp. (U.S. Navy photo by Communication Specialist 2nd Class Spencer Fling)July 26, 2018 - U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cody Nickell, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, works with Topa, 374th SFS MWD, to get him accustomed to being inside a UH-1N helicopter during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD familiarization flight at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Flying in a helicopter can be hard for a MWD due to the noise and vibrations, but once a MWD becomes comfortable with the aircraft, it can be transported quickly and efficiently to wherever needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)U.S. Coast Guard Station Marathon crewmember and a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent distribute life vests to Cuban migrants near Marathon on August 10, 2018.  A total of 17 migrants were interdicted by Coast Guard units and CBP agents then repatriated back to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray)U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, fire two FGM-148 Javelin Missiles in a volley during Exercise Northern Strike at Camp Grayling, Michigan on August 14, 2018. Camp Grayling, the largest National Guard center in the country covering 147,000 acres, offers many large artillery, mortar, tank ranges and maneuver courses. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Niles Lee)
A U.S. Army soldier fires his weapon while conducting a room clearing with fellow soldiers during Exercise Noble Partner 2018 in Norio, Georgia on August 9, 2018. Noble Partner 2018 is a Georgian Armed Forces and U.S. Army Europe-led exercise in its forth iteration. The exercise is intended to support and enhance readiness and cooperation between Georgian forces, participating nations, regional partners and the United States. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Ellen C. Brabo)August 11, 2018 - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) transits the Mediterranean Sea during a patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners, as well as, U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzi)August 18, 2018 - The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard parade the colors during the playing of the national anthem at the start of a Hometown Heroes with the Dayton Dragons at Fifth Third Field in downtown Dayton, Ohio. Members of the military also threw out the ceremonial first pitch, and sung the national anthem during the pregame ceremonies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wesley Farnsworth)The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour, passes by the Angels Gate Light House in San Pedro, California on August 11, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class DaVonte' Marrow)August 21, 2018 - U.S. Marines Lance Cpl. Nicholas Adams (left) and Lance Cpl. James Barnes (right) assigned to Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines Regiment, work as a shooter spotter team using the M28 Designated Marksmanship Rifle to engage targets at the range during Exercise Bougainville I on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay. Bougainville I is the first phase of the pre-deployment training cycle for the battalion and is an exercise focused on building small-unit skills to increase proficiency in combat. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ricky Gomez)President Donald J. Trump presents the Medal of Honor to Valerie Nessel, the spouse of U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman, during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C. on August 22, 2018. Sergeant Chapman was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for actions on Takur Ghar mountain in Afghanistan on March 4, 2002, an elite special operations team was ambushed by the enemy and came under heavy fire from multiple directions. Chapman immediately charged an enemy bunker through thigh-deep snow and killed all enemy occupants. Courageously moving from cover to assault a second machine gun bunker, he was injured by enemy fire. Despite severe wounds, he fought relentlessly, sustaining a violent engagement with multiple enemy personnel before making the ultimate sacrifice. With his last actions he saved the lives of his teammates. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne A. Clark)August 26, 2018 - The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) sails in the Philippine Sea during a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. PASSEX enabled the Wasp ARG and the JMSDF a chance to practice communications and maneuvering procedures. The Wasp Amphibious Ready Group is operating in the region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor King)August 13, 2018 - A U.S. Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady pilot with Old Glory in the cockpit flies the high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft approximately 70,000 feet above an undisclosed location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Ross Franquemont)Scenes of the U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics at Coast Guard Station Juneau, Alaska. The Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics builds morale amongst cutter members, while providing a fun alternative to every day training in events such as the tug-o-war, chain pull, survival swim, line toss, and the heat-and-beat. Crews aboard Coast Guard buoy tenders in Alaska service 1,350 navigational aids along 33,000 miles of coastline while actively participating in search and rescue, environmental protection and law enforcement missions.  (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios)Sgt. Derek Levi, V-22 Osprey crew chief, Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing looks over the landscape of Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., during an aerial flight formation exercise on August 12, 2018. The exercise was completed as a form of demonstration of the capabilities of the VMM-165. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Rachel Young)
The Hughes Music Show in Branson, Missouri is a very entertaining must see with a dynamic, engaging regular season show ... and an amazing, inspiring Christmas show that is worth a trip to Branson just to see it! Also, every show has scenes expressing pride of our beloved USA. And its a total family effort with the 50+ amazing singers, dancers, musicians, and performers ... all related. The Hughes family is even the largest live performing cast in the USA involving one family. (Image and associated photos of The Hughes Music Show in July 2018 by USA Patriotism!)U.S. Army trainees from Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, train on the Sand Hill Obstacle Course at Fort Benning, Georgia on August 28, 2018. The battalion is charged with training and transforming civilians into disciplined, adaptive and flexible Infantrymen, ready to accomplish the mission of the Infantry Corps. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Patrick A. Albright, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs) USA Patriotism! proudly salutes U.S. Navy veteran Senator John McCain for his honorable, dedicated duty to our beloved USA during his decorated military service and elected leadership tenure ... never wavering! (Image created by USA Patriotism! from courtesy photos by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force)August 30, 2018 - Members of the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters sing during an afternoon Concert at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. The concert is part of the Navy Band’s ongoing mission to build outreach and awareness of the Navy mission. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Musician Brian Bowman)September 3, 2018 - American workers are the backbone of our country and this Labor Day, we celebrate their dedication, strength, and resilience in and outside of the workforce. (Image created by USA Patriotism! with the graphic in the center courtesy of the White House)September 2, 2018 - U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Elder, 100th Security Force Squadron military working dog handler, and MWD Ukkie, perform a demonstration during the Newmarket Fire and Police Fun Day in Newmarket, England. The MWDs and handlers demonstrated chest and back bites along with the six-phases of aggression. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Groening)September 1, 2018 - Coast Guard crews from Sector Jacksonville and Station Ponce de Leon board vessels during Operation PAX Defender in Ponce Inlet, Florida. The operation is a multiagency effort to deter and prevent illegal charters throughout the 7th Coast Guard District that is responsible for Coast Guard activities throughout a 1.7 million square mile area including Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and 34 foreign nations and territories. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Luke Clayton)September 6, 2018 - Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attend the first "two-plus-two" ministerial meeting between the U.S. and India in New Delhi. (DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro)September 5, 2018 - Recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, crawl during a combat conditioning exercise at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Physical training is utilized to strengthen the body and develop a strong character embodying our core values through teamwork. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained annually at MCRD San Diego. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christian Garcia)August 27, 2018 - U.S. Army soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment with weapons ready as they provide security force (SECFOR) during a police advisory mission in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Spc. Markus Bowling)
August 31, 2018 - The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Manchester (LCS 14) rests in the Port of Los Angeles' night glow during a scheduled visit for LA Fleet Week (LAFW). LAFW is an opportunity for the American public to meet their Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard teams and experience America’s sea services. During fleet week, service members participate in various community service events, showcase capabilities and equipment to the community, and enjoy the hospitality of Los Angeles and its surrounding areas. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Langholf)September 8, 2018 - U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard Beard, 145th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron superintendent, teaches military children how to salute during the Annual North Carolina Operation Kids on Guard held at the NC Regional Training Site in Stanly County. Children of military members were able to join in activities including short aircraft rides, engaging with military members while learning flight structure and commands, interactive displays with a C-17 Globemaster III and other aircraft, as well as a ropes course and bouncy castles. (North Carolina Air National Guard by USAF Staff Sgt. Laura Montgomery)The Never Forget 9/11/11 collage are photos taken within days of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York and Pentagon on September 11, 2001. (Image created by USA Patriotism! on September 11, 2016)U.S. Coast Guardsmen at Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, move air assets out of the area of potential impact of Hurricane Florence on September 12, 2018. The Coast Guard is strategically moving assets to protect them from the storm’s impact, while ensuring they are in an optimal position for the response. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton)First responders and Pentagon police officers salute as an American flag is unfurled at the Pentagon on September 11, 2018 (Patriot Day) during a ceremony to honor those killed in the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon. (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)A U.S. Marine fires an FGM-148 Javelin, a shoulder-fired anti-tank missile, at a target during a live-fire demonstration near At Tanf Garrison, Syria on September 7, 2018. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carlos Lopez)Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command fill sandbags at Fort Bragg, NC on September 12, 2018, in preparation for Hurricane Florence. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Terrance Payton)September 13, 2018 - U.S. Navy Ensign Jibri Kea tracks the position of a surface contact using a polaris on the bridge of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). U.S. Naval Forces Northern Command deployed Kearsarge, along with embarked elements of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Expeditionary Strike Group 2 command element, to be positioned to provide Defense Support to Civil Authorities from the sea in response to Hurricane Florence, should support be requested. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryre Arciaga)The U.S. Constitution proudly displayed over Old Glory in celebration of "Constitution Day" on September 17th. (Image created by USA Patriotism!)U.S. Air Force Birthday image created by USA Patriotism!
U.S.Coast Guardsmen and members of the North Carolina National Guard assist residents affected by flooding following Hurricane Florence in Old Dock, North Carolina on September 18, 2018. (U.S.Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Stephen Kelly)U.S. Marines assigned to Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), drive an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) onto the Djibouti shore during Theater Amphibious Combat Rehearsal (TACR) on September 10, 2018. Led by Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Expedition Brigade, TACR integrates U.S. Navy and Marine Corps assets to practice and rehearse a range of critical combat-related capabilities available to U.S. Central Command, both afloat and ashore, to promote stability and security in the region. U.S. 5th Fleet and coalition assets are participating in numerous simultaneous exercises as part of the greater Theater of responsibility, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Danny Gonzalez)The flag of the United States of America flies September 20, 2018 on the flagpole in front of Garrison Headquarters at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. Located in the heart of the upper Midwest, Fort McCoy is the only U.S. Army installation in Wisconsin. Fort McCoy lives its motto, "Total Force Training Center." The installation has provided support and facilities for the field and classroom training of more than 100,000 military personnel from all services each year since 1984. A record 155,975 service members trained at the post in fiscal year 2017. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan leads a formation of ships assigned to Carrier Strike Group 5 as Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft and Navy F/A-18 Hornets pass overhead in the Philippine Sea, September 17, 2018, as part of Valiant Shield 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erwin Miciano)September 19, 2018 - Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conduct a burial at sea during a ceremony on the ship's starboard aircraft elevator, while the ship is underway in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Diana Quinlan)Brig. Gen. Craig Baker, 12th Air Force vice commander, and Airman 1st Class Philip, the youngest Airman in attendance, cut the 71st Air Force birthday cake at the 2018 Las Vegas Air Force Ball on September 15, 2018. It is tradition for the highest ranking and youngest Airmen to cut the ceremonial cake at formal Air Force events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens)Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks during a National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony at the Pentagon on September 21, 2018. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from DoD courtesy photo (left) and DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith)U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers aboard multiple assets transit on the East River during a mass casualty drill conducted outside the United Nations Building on September 21, 2018. The U.S. Coast Guard along with multiple agencies, support maritime safety and security during the country’s largest National Special Security Event (NSSE). (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Hunter Medley)September 27, 2018 - U.S. Marine Corps Body Bearers, Bravo Company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., prepare to fold the National Flag during a full honors funeral for three formerly unaccounted for Vietnam veterans at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. Capt. John A. House II, Cpl. Glyn L. Runnels, Jr. and Lance Cpl. John D. Killen III were accounted for on Dec. 22, 2015 and buried together in Arlington. The Marines died when their CH-64A Sea Knight helicopter was struck by enemy fire and crashed, June 30, 1967. House, who piloted the helicopter, was attempting to insert eight members of Company A, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, into hostile territory in Thau Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, when enemy forces attacked from a surrounding tree line. Lance Cpl. Merlin R. Allen and Navy Hospital Corpsman Michael B. Judd also died during the crash and were individually identified in 2013. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp)September 19, 2018 - General Stephen J. Townsend, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command visits the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant Academy. During his site visit, GEN Townsend met with the Academy's leaders, received an information brief, and recognized some of the Academy’s finest Drill Sergeant Leaders. GEN Townsend discussed with leadership ways to improve and maintain the Academy and the important role NCOs take on when becoming U.S. Army Drill Sergeants. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tynisha Daniel, Drill Sergeant Academy)
September 25, 2018 - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) transits the Mediterranean Sea. Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its fifth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners as well as U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik)September 24, 2018 - The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds Delta flies over the Golden Gate Bridge. The Thunderbirds were returning from the California Capital City Air Show to Nellis Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Corkins)October 1, 2018 - Former Army Staff Sergeant Ronald J. Shurer II received the Medal of Honor from President Donald J. Trump for his 2008 heroic actions while serving as a Special Forces medic in Afghanistan's Shok Valley. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army graphic)A U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile Alabama helicopter aircrew conducts training with Lake Village firefighters, who are in an rescue boat below the hovering aircraft on October 2, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)Two F/A-18 Hornets with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, fly over Southern California during the 2018 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show at MCAS Miramar, California, September 29, 2018. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Israel Chincio)October 4, 2018 - Spc. Phillip Jones, Sgt. Kyle Clarke, Spc. Kyle Braun, Spc. Dominick Bass, Pfc. Logan Boeckmann and Spc. Nicholas Castaneda, assigned to U.S. Army 2nd Squadron, 2d Cavlary Regiment, who are members of the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station - Javelin crew teams working as drivers and vehicle commanders, proudly pose in front of Stryker mounted javelin weapon system after conducting a CROWS-J live fire at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Ellen C. Brabo, 2d Cavalry Regiment)October 2, 2018 - A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 flies by Old Glory proudly waving above the deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) that is involved in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations ... fostering cooperation with regional allies and partners, strengthen regional stability, and remain vigilant, agile and dynamic. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Gooley)A U.S. Air Force F-15D Eagle flies above the Mariana Islands in support of exercise Valiant Shield, September 18, 2018. The exercise helps enable real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Bumpus)On October 6, 2018, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., administered the Constitutional Oath (Top) and retired Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy administered the Judicial Oath (Bottom) to the Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh in a private ceremony attended by the Justices of the Supreme Court and members of the Kavanaugh family. The oaths were administered in the Justices’ Conference Room at the Supreme Court Building. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from photos by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States)September 21, 2018 - Vice President Mike Pence visits with Airmen at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee. The Vice President visited with Airmen for a short while prior to delivering a speech in Knoxville. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Kendra M. Owenby, 134th ARW Public Affairs)
October 1, 2018 - Coast Guardsmen render a final salute during the funeral service for Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Melvin Kealoha Bell in Riverside, California. Bell passed away at 98 years of age on September 9, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Barney)Camp Pendleton, California (October 2, 2018) - Cpl. Matthew Teutsch (left) and Cpl. Brett Norman, both combat videographers with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, engage in watery hand-to-hand and close quarters combat during martial arts training that involves offensive and defensive techniques utilizing different weapons systems ... while upholding the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program's motto ... "One Mind, Any Weapon". (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Donald Holbert)Soldiers assigned to the 95th Chemical Company, 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, U.S. Army Alaska, fold the American flag while performing the daily flag retirement detail on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska on September 26, 2018. Retreat and To The Colors, the bugle calls accompanying flag retirement, signal the end to the official duty day on U.S. military installations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher)A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin aircrew from Air Station Miami assesses the damage of Mexico Beach, Florida, from Hurricane Michael, October 11, 2018. After a storm passes, the Coast Guard focuses on saving lives in the impacted area and responds to hazardous environmental threats. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Colin Hunt)Two hundred and forty-three years ago in 1775 ... The Continental Congress voted for two vessels to be fitted out and armed with 10 carriage guns, a proportional number of swivel guns, and crews of 80 then sent out on a cruise of three months to intercept transports carrying munitions and stores to the British army in America. This legislation, out of which the Continental Navy grew, constitutes the birth of the U.S. Navy. Today, the U.S. Navy is the largest, most advanced lethal naval force in the world. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from Defense Media Activity graphic/photo by Nathan Quinn)Air Force Academy Cadet First Class Justin Waligora, Falconry Team member, uses a lure to guide one, of four falcons used for flying demonstrations, during a training exercise on the field of Falcon Stadium on October 3, 2018. The falconry program has been a tradition held since the beginning of the Air Force Academy in 1955. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong)

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