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2019

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USA Patriotism! wishes all Americans a wonderful, successful, and healthy 2019 ... with special best wishes for our beloved country's brave, honorable troops and first responders!December 12, 2018 - U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-A) 19.1 respond to commands to conduct ... sight in down range, break contact; and, observation drills on a live-fire range at Drasi Range, Sicily, Italy. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Europe and Africa. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by 1stLt. Christin St. John)January 3, 2019 - U.S. Army soldiers with Company D, 1st battalion 171st General Support Aviation Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guards give their loved ones goodbye hugs and kisses at the Army Aviation Support Facility at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey shortly before deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The 171st is a medical evacuation company that flies UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters equipped with hoists and configured to carry stretchers in the cabin area. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army National Guard photos by Sgt. Jorge Morales)January 1, 2019 - The United States Ensign flies proudly in the brisk wind on the first day of 2019 aboard the USS Wisconsin, an Iowa-Class Battleship that is moored permanently next to the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and Nauticus in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia as a museum ship. The Wisconsin is a popular venue for military ceremonies throughout the year, and is available through the Naval Museum to area commands without cost for this purpose. (U.S. Navy photo by Max Lonzanida)January 3, 2019 - Two U.S Air Force Thunderbirds shortly after takeoff to train for the 2019 show season. The Thunderbirds demonstrate the highest level of attention to detail and professionalism that represents team work, discipline and capability of our men and women serving in the U.S. Air Force around the world. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Ashley Corkins)December 24, 2018 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro crewmembers greet their loved ones on Christmas eve after the cutter returned home to Alameda, California, following a 105-day, 17,000-nautical mile, multi-mission deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. Munro became the first U.S. Coast Guard asset to embark a Fijian navy shiprider under a newly signed bilateral agreement between the United States and Fiji, allowing Fijian officials to board United States’ assets and conduct law enforcement from them in Fiji’s territorial waters. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew S. Masaschi)January 2, 2019 - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Evan Barr, field radio operator, 1st Transport Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, does pull-ups during an individual work out at Paige Fieldhouse, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. All Marines are required to undergo unit physical fitness training daily, but they are also highly encouraged to train on their own in order to achieve optimal physical fitness. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Emmanuel Necoechea) January 8, 2019 - Heartfelt, moving scenes of  fallen U.S. Army Capt. Andrew Ross military honors funeral in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia ... including Honor Guard Caisson procession; 21 Gun Salute; folding of the flag; and, U.S. Army Capt. Michael Tovo presenting the folded U.S. flag to Capt. Andrew Ross' wife, Felicia Ross, that covered his casket. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery)January 2, 2019 - An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady)The Six show in Branson, Missouri is a fun, musical must experience involving six talented brothers who perform a cappella with incredible beatbox vocals and harmonizing a variety of music including ... contemporary, county, pop, R&B, classic, rock ‘n’ roll, doo-wop, gospel, and patriotic. The scenes are from a SIX show in November 2018 during Branson's annual Veterans Week that every American should experience! (Photos and Image by USA Patriotism!)
January 8, 2019 - An Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron flies over Yokota Air Base, Japan with snow covered Mount Fuji in the background during a training mission. C-130Js assigned to the 36th AS regularly conducts training missions to remain proficient in necessary skills to support any contingency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)January 7, 2019 - A crew aboard the 52-foot Motor Life Boat Invincible II from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor prepares to tow a disabled vessel while a second Station Grays Harbor boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat standby near Grays Harbor, Washington. The four person crew aboard the 46-foot commercial fishing vessel Mistress initially reported they had smoke in their engine room and were taking on water, the smoke coming from their bilge pump and the source of the flooding unknown. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Grays Harbor)Recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, tackle the obstacle course during the very demanding Crucible on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina on January 11, 2019. The Crucible is a 54-hour culminating event that requires recruits to work as a team and overcome challenges in order to earn the title United States Marine. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Shane T. Manson)January 12, 2019 - A U.S. Army Bradley Fighting Vehicle crew assigned to the 91st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division fire rounds down range during a live-fire exercise at Camp Aachen in Grafenwoehr, Germany. 91st BEB and 1-1 CD Soldiers are completing their rotation for Atlantic Resolve in Europe by completing live fire exercises and gunnery tables. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st. Class. Ron Lee)January 11, 2019 - Lt. Justin Otto, an aircraft launch and recovery officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), observes an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 take off from the flight deck in the Arabian Gulf. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group 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 Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg)January 10, 2019 - A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, prepares to land at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, while a F-35 waits to take-off. Three B-2 bombers and more than 200 Airmen are deployed here in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s bomber task force mission. Bomber aircraft regularly rotate through the Indo-Pacific region to integrate capabilities with key regional partners and maintain a high state of aircrew proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Barley)January 7, 2019 - A Coast Guard Bernard C. Webber (WPC-1101) crewmember conducts a narcotics identification kit test on seized cocaine at Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale. The Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber crew, Homeland Security Investigations and Customs and Border Protection interdicted a sport fisher boat with a suspected smuggler, two migrants, a U.S.-Bahamas dual citizen and 7 kilograms of cocaine approximately eight miles east of Dania Beach. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) January 18, 2019 - U.S. Marines with the Provost Marshall's Office, K9 Section, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma with their Military Working Dogs (MWDs) on MCAS Yuma at sundown. MWDs are trained to subdue or intimidate suspects before having to use lethal force; they are also used for detecting explosives, narcotics, and other harmful materials. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Allison Lotz)January 8, 2019 - U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 65th Field Artillery Brigade fire a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) during a joint live-fire exercise with the Kuwait Land Forces near Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The U.S. and Kuwaiti forces train together frequently to maintain a high level of combat readiness and to maintain effective communication between the two forces. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Bill Boecker)January 20, 2019 - The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Strait of Hormuz during its deployment 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph Miller)
The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., an African-American clergyman, is considered a great American because of his tireless efforts to win civil rights for all people through nonviolent means. Since his assassination in 1968, memorial services have marked his birthday on January 15. In 1986, that day was replaced by the third Monday of January, which was declared a national holiday. (Image with the American flag background created by USA Patriotism!)January 21, 2019 - The Dover Air force Base Honor guard presents the colors during the singing of the National Anthem at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at Delaware State University. Among those in attendance were Delaware Governor John Carney, Delaware Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, Delaware Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester and Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen. (Image created by USA Patriotism! with an inset of Martin Luther King Jr. on a U.S. Air Force photo by Mauricio Campino)January 17, 2019 - A medic with U.S. Air Force Special Operations Force Medical Element treats a patient aboard a C-146 Dornier aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fl., during flight operations for casualty evacuation and critical care training as part of Exercise Emerald Warrior 19. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)The Presleys' Country Jubilee show is a one-of-a-kind mix of country, gospel, bluegrass and hilarious comedy in Branson, Missouri. This scene is from a show during the city's annual Veterans Week in November 2018, the largest tribute to military veterans in the USA. (Photo by USA Patriotism!)A U.S. Coast Guard Station Little Creek's Response Boat Medium (RBM) underway at sunset during tactical training on the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland in October 2018. Training for tactical operations allows the Coast Guard to carry out escorts and maintain defensive perimeters of critical infrastructure. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer MK2 Zachary Hood - released January 24, 2019)Charcoal on paper illustration of a U.S. Marine amphibious assault vehicle (AAV-P7/A1) with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) landing at Onslow Beach, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina on June 18, 2018, during Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) - MEU Integration Training. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps illustration by Staff Sgt. Andrew Ochoa created on January 21, 2019)January 25, 2019 - Soldiers from U.S. Army 8th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, dismount and search for explosives as part of route clearance training at Fort Hood, Texas during Pegasus Forge IV. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Jacob Caldwell)January 26, 2019 - The crew of the Navy's newest Zumwalt-class destroyer, USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), brings the ship to life during its commissioning ceremony along Sailors from Naval Base Coronado Security Department performing a 19 gun salute. DDG 1001 is the second Zumwalt destroyer ship to enter the fleet. It is the first Navy combat ship named for fallen Master-at-Arms 2nd Class (SEAL) Michael Monsoor, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions while serving in Ramadi, Iraq, in 2006. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Chan, Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Monroe, and Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Burghart)U.S. Air Force Capt. Zoe “SiS” Kotnik, F-16 Viper Demonstration Team (VDT) commander involved in three separate certification flights at Joint Base Langley-Eustice, Virginia in December 2018 and January 29, 2019. Kotnik performed more than 30 practice missions before the certification. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Kathryn R.C. Reaves and Capt. Zoe Kotnik)January 29, 2019 - A Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay boatcrew responds to seven people stranded on the ice in an ice shanty near Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The fishermen were unable to make it back to shore due to inclement weather and difficulties with their utility task vehicle. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Garrit Speckhard)
January 7, 2019 - Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), search for and recover a simulated isolated person for a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission during exercise Alexander the Great (ATG19) in Volos, Greece. ATG19 is a bilateral security cooperation training exercise involving primarily Hellenic marines from the 32nd Marine Brigade and U.S. Marines from Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Ochoa)January 30, 2019 - U.S. Soldiers assigned to H Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, qualify with the M240B machine gun at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Spc. Rolyn Kropf)February 1, 2019 - An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Indian Ocean. The John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Skyler Okerman)January 31,2019 - A static display F-15 Eagle shares the sky with Venus, Jupiter, as well as the constellation Antares and a crescent moon in the early morning. This galactic scene greeted the Oregon Air National Guard Airmen as they drove in the front gate at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)January 28, 2019 - U.S. Coast Guard members place the wreath with a rose for each crewmember who perished during a ceremony to commemorate the 39th anniversary of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn tragedy in the cutter's homeport of Galveston, Texas. On Jan. 28, 1980, the Blackthorn sank after colliding with the tanker Capricorn near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in St. Petersburg, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland)February 1, 2018 - Two F/A-18C Hornets with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 (top) and Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 101 (bottom) take off as part of a massive launch that included more than 30 aircraft, during the Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 11 training exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California. MAG-11 conducted this training to exercise their real-world capabilities. Exercises such as this provide realistic, relevant training necessary for 3rd MAW to “Fix, Fly, and Fight” as the Marine Corps’ largest aircraft wing and ensures the unit remains combat-ready, inter-operable, deployable on short notice, and lethal when called into action. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Julian. K. Elliott-Drouin)February 4, 2019 - Soldiers assigned to Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment from Vilseck, Germany, engage during a live-fire exercise on Range 35 at the Baumholder Military Training Area, Baumholder, Germany. 1/2CR is conducting Operation Kriegsadler to develop platoon-level tactical proficiency, squadron support effectiveness and overall organizational lethality. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Erich Backes)February 5, 2019 - President Donald J. Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Official White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)February 6-7, 2019 - The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, diamond pilots perform maneuvers, including Left Echelon Parade (Top) and Diamond 360 (Bottom Right), over the Imperial Valley during a training flights. The Blue Angels are conducting winter training at Naval Air Facility El Centro, California, in preparation for the 2019 show season. The team is scheduled to conduct 61 flight demonstrations at 32 locations across the country to showcase the pride and professionalism of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps to the American public. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker and Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Gordon)An F-15E Strike Eagle painted in the heritage colors of its P-47 Thunderbolt predecessor takes off from RAF Lakenheath, England on February 6, 2019. The 48th Fighter Wing officially unveiled the aircraft publicly during a ceremony on January 31, 2019. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)
February 5, 2019 - The Coast Guard Cutter Chock enforces a security zone on the Potomac River in Washington D.C. for the 2019 State Of The Union address by President Donald Trump at a Joint Session of Congress. The zone was scheduled to be enforced from noon until 11:59 p.m. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd class Ronald Hodges)The very entertaining Jim Stafford performs a number in his two hour wild ride of fun and laughter show in Branson, Missouri during its Veterans Week in November 2018. Jim Stafford's clever, innovative, talent along with hilarious antics from everyday life usually occurs while pickin' a mean guitar! (Photo by USA Patriotism!)February 8, 2019 - U.S. Marines with the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Air-Ground Task Force-6 (MAGTF-6) fire a Shoulder-Mounted Assault Weapon, machine guns, and rifles while executing an Air Assault Course (AAC) during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 2-19 aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California. ITX creates a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated MAGTF. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Victor A. Mancilla)February 12, 2019 - Members of the Joint Armed Forces Honor Guard stand at attention shortly after U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph M. Martin, director of the Army Staff, laid a wreath during the Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Ceremony in honor of President Abraham Lincoln's 210th birthday at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dana Clarke)A U.S. Army soldier assigned to Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division ground guides an M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during a Table XII Live Fire Exercise. (U.S. Army National Guard graphics by Sgt. Jamar Marcel Pugh, 382nd Public Affairs Detachment, 1st ABCT, 1st CD - February 2019)February 14, 2019 - U.S. Navy divers with Mobile Diving Salvage Unit 1 move a Zodiac Boat onto the beach during a coral rehabilitation dive as part of Cobra Gold 19, at Hat Yao Beach, Chon Buri, Kingdom of Thailand. Cobra Gold, in its 38th iteration, is designed to advance regional security and ensure effective responses to regional crises by bringing together a robust multinational force to address shared goals and security commitments in the Indo-Pacific. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Timothy Valero)February 14, 2019 - An airman with the U.S. Air Force 921st Contingency Response Squadron security forces, fires the M240B machine gun in response to a simulated gunfire attack at the Geronimo Landing Zone during a mission in support of Green Flag Little Rock exercise at Fort Polk, LA. The primary objective of the exercise is to support the Joint Readiness Training Center and provide the maximum number of airlift crews, mission planners and ground support elements to a simulated combat environment with emphasis on joint force integration. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Liliana Moreno)February 7, 2019 - A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter assigned to Air Station Kodiak flies over an active volcano near Cold Bay, Alaska. Aircrews are forward-deployed to Cold Bay during the harsh Alaskan winter months to reduce search and rescue response times. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley Pigage)U.S. Marines with Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, host a 21 gun salute on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 18, 2019. The 21 Gun Salute, held in honor of Presidents' Day in accordance with Naval Regulations, is a brief ceremony during which guns are discharged 21 times at 5 second intervals. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kensie S. Milner)February 14, 2019 - A Soldier with 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, prepares to move toward the objective during a platoon live fire exercise at Ban Dan Lan Hoi, Thailand. Both the U.S. Army and Royal Thai Army soldiers went through the live fire scenario as part of Cobra Gold. Cobra Gold is an exercise that provides a venue for partner nations to advance interoperability and increase partner capacity by planning and executing complex and realistic task force operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Northrup)
February 19, 2019 - Ensign Shae Timmons, left, and Lt. j.g. Zachary Stewart stand watch aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) as the ship transits the Dardanelles Strait. Donald Cook, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its eighth patrol 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 Ford William)February 21, 2019 - U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Gluvas, 99th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler plays with working dog Alfi before going on patrol at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Javier Alvarez)February 22, 2019 - The Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward, a Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter (FRC) homeported at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach, is escorted by San Francisco and Sacramento Coast Guard assets as the crew journeys to Coast Guard Sector San Francisco on Yerba Buena Island for a ceremonial commissioning. The Robert Ward is the second Fast Response Cutter to be stationed in California and will provide vital capabilities to the Coast Guard in ensuring the safety and security of California’s shipping ports. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Akiyama)February 21, 2019 - U.S. Marine Corps Recruits complete obstacles during the Crucible at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. The Crucible is a 54-hour culminating event that requires recruits to work as a team and overcome challenges in order to earn the title United States Marine. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Warrant Officer Bobby J. Yarbrough)February 24, 2019 - Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brian Cawrse, assigned to the U.S. Army 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, embraces his wife, Nicole, and his 4-month old son, Johnathan, following a homecoming ceremony at the William “Bill” Reed Special Event Center, Fort Carson, Colorado. The 4CAB, 4th Inf. Div. was part of a nine-month rotation to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, with the mission to train with allies and partners, and demonstrate U.S. commitment to our collective security. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sidnie Smith)Photo by USA Patriotism! of Jerry Presley performing his "Elvis Live!" show during the Branson Veterans Week in November 2018.February 21, 2019 - Sailors transit in a rigid-hull inflatable boat after being launched from the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) during maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden. Chung-Hoon 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 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums)February 21, 2019 - An F-16C Fighting Falcon from the 18th Aggressor Squadron out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, breaks away after receiving air refueling from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan, over the Pacific Ocean during exercise Cope North 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Cope North is an annual multilateral U.S. Pacific Air Forces-sponsored field training exercise conducted focused on combat air forces large-force employment and mobility air forces humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training to enhance interoperability among U.S., Australian and Japanese forces. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)February 22, 2019 - Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team (MSRT) West members fast-rope from a 176th Wing, 210th Rescue Squadron Alaska Air National Guard UH-60G Pave Hawk at Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, during a joint service training exercise. The MSRT West members maintain a ready alert force to support Coast Guard operational commanders and Department of Defense combatant commanders for both short-notice emergent operations and planned security events. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Charly HengenAfter being transformed by the nation’s toughest boot camp, hundreds of new U.S. Marines from Alpha and Papa Companies graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on March 1, 2019 ... joining the Corps’ ranks to carry on its more than 244-year legacy. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Yamil Casarreal)
February 20, 2019 - Paratroopers with 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment (Airborne), 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, prepare a mock casualty for evacuation by helicopter at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alex Skripnichuk)March 1, 2019 - Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group transits the San Diego Bay to its homeport of San Diego following a successful eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. The deployment marked the first combat deployment of the Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jasen Moreno-Garcia)March 2, 2019 - U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper, F-35 Lighting II and F-22 Raptor Demo Teams fly alongside an F-86 Sabre in formation during the Heritage Flight Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. The five-day course prepares demonstration team pilots for the upcoming air show season by allowing them time to practice formations with other teams and Heritage Flight aircraft. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham) February 26, 2019 - The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant crew enjoy being with family and friends upon their return to homeport at Port Canaveral, Florida. The Vigilant crew returned after a two-month Caribbean Sea patrol. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Roberto Ebner)February 24, 2019 - U.S. Marines and Sailors with the Maritime Raid Force, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), in rigid-hull inflatable boats and an MH-60S Sea Hawk with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 21, approach a ship to conduct a casualty evacuation during a during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise with the Maritime Raid Force, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine operations as part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group in the eastern Pacific Ocean. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Matthew Teutsch and Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)March 8, 2019 - The Guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departs San Diego as part of an operational underway. The milestone demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s commitment to advancing the lethality of its surface combatants by integrating cutting-edge technologies in Zumwalt’s combat systems, weapons, and engineering plants. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)March 7, 2019 - Students listen and watch airmen involved with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) demonstration prior to a screening of the movie "Captain Marvel" in Washington, D.C. The demonstration was held to inspire children to serve in the Air Force or STEM-related careers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank)Coast Guard Lt. Ronaqua Russell is the first African-American female in the Coast Guard to be awarded the Air Medal at an event in Tuskegee, Alabama on February 21, 2019. She received it for her efforts during Hurricane Harvey. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Jetta Disco and Lt.Cmdr. Ryan P Kelley)The Doug Gabriel Show, is a good, clean family show with a lot of variety that is a must see when visiting Branson, Missouri ... offering an uplifting Christmas show during November and December as shown in scene from a November 2018 show. Its talented cast combines Doug's wonderful singing voice and magic guitar fingers with a terrific ensemble of musicians that includes one of Branson's top comedians. (Photo and Image by USA Patriotism!)March 11, 2019 - U.S. Marines with 2nd Marine Division educate Woodstock high school’s Navy and Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Cadets on Camp Lejeune, NC. Fifty cadets were shown how to operate the M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement, and the M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Nathaniel Q. Hamilton)
March 12, 2019 - U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, observe the area during a blank-fire exercise as part of Lipizzaner V at Pocek Range in Postonja, Slovenia. Lipizzaner is a combined squad-level training exercise in preparation for platoon evaluation, and to validate battalion-level deployment procedures. 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 Paolo Bovo, Training Support Activity Europe )March 14, 2019 - U.S. Navy sailors assigned to the "Golden Swordsmen" of Patrol Squadron (VP-47) observe the memorial on Mount Suribachi that is dedicated to those who fought here by the Island Command AGF during World War II. Old Glory was raised at this location on February 23, 1945 by members of the Second Battalion, 28th Regiment, Fifth Marine Division. VP-47 is deployed to Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan conducting maritime patrol and reconnaissance and theater outreach operations within U.S. 7th Fleet (C7F) area of operations in support of Commander, Task Force 72, C7F, and U.S. Pacific Command objectives throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kevin A. Flinn)March 13, 2019 - Airmen assigned to the 4th Security Forces Squadron perform a line sweep during an active shooter exercise at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. After detaining the active shooter, the Defenders continued to look for victims of the shooting and respond to their various injuries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob Derry)March 15, 2019 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle transits down the Savannah River in front of the Tybee Island Lighthouse on its way to Savannah, Georgia The Eagle arrived in Savannah for St. Patrick’s Day weekend with over 100 guests on board. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson)March 16, 2019 - U.S. Marines attached to the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and Silent Drill Platoon, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. perform during the Battle Color Ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. The ceremony was held to celebrate Marine Corps history using music, marching, and precision drill. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Pfc. Grace Kindred and Pfc. Cristian Torres)March 6, 2019 - A U.S. Army paratrooper prepares to place an explosive as fellow paratroopers provide assistance in a cloud of smoke at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany during Rock Spring, an exercise that includes air, armor and infantry assets. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Henry Villarama)March 18, 2019 - Sanger High School students interact with the Navy’s virtual reality asset, the Nimitz during a Navy location visit on the way to the Salinas Airshow. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Meranda Keller) March 13, 2019 - Airmen with the 841st Missile Security Forces Squadron participate in tactical combat casualty care familiarization training at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana. The training included a simulated combat scenario using actors as aggressors and casualties, and fake blood to better prepare members for a real world incident. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob M. Thompson)March 21, 2019 - Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Los Angeles-Long Beach crewmembers conduct a tactical demonstration in the Port of Los Angeles. The demonstration followed the 2019 State of the Coast Guard Address delivered by Adm. Karl Schultz, Coast Guard commandant. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ryan Estrada)March 20, 2019 - U.S. Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment conduct various jungle training ops including ... aerial reconnaissance utilizing small unmanned aerial systems and helicopters; establishing a patrol base to conduct jungle patrols; and, radio communications at the U.S. Army Kahuku Training Area situated on the slopes of the northern end of the Koolau Mountain Range on Oahu, Hawaii. This jungle themed event was part of the battalion’s training event, Exercise Bougainville I, an annual training exercise that strengthens pre-deployment readiness. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)
February 20, 2019 - U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, advance forward to provide security for simulated casualty during Decisive Action Rotation 19-04 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kimberly Riley, Operations Group, National Training Center)

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