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The 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Ronald L. Green, hosts a Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, VA., June 28, 2016. The parade's Guest of Honor was Dr. Rory Cooper, and included performances from the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and the Silent Drill Platoon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Marnell, Office of the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps)
June 30, 2016 - Sailors release the ashes of a deceased Sailor during a burial at sea ceremony onboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp is deployed with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric S. Garst)
A  U.S. Air Force F-35B Lightning II touches down at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, June 29, 2016. This marks the first time a F-35B has landed on UK soil. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jarad A. Denton)
 June 30, 2016 - A large crowd of Italians and Americans enjoy the Independence Day celebration at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy. Celebrate America is an annual event that provides military members and their families the opportunity to enjoy games, food and bands before culminating in a fireworks to celebrate Independence Day. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army Photo by Visual information Specialist Davide Dalla Massara)
July 3, 2016 - U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters fly over the field before the game between the Florida Marlins and the Atlanta Braves at Fort Bragg, NC. It was the first major league baseball game ever played on a military installation. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Anthony Hewitt)
July 5, 2016 - Capt. Joe Raymond, commander of Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound in Seattle, gives a speech recognizing members of the Broselle family during an award ceremony at Coast Guard Station Bellingham, July 5, 2016. Tom R. Broselle was awarded the Silver Life Saving Medal (left), and Jacob Broselle and Thomas M. Broselle were awarded the Meritorious Public Service Award (right) for their rescue of five mariners in distress off Cherry Point on Aug. 28, 2015. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi)
July 1, 2016 - Marines from Bravo Co., Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., perform during the Friday Evening Parade. The guest of honor for the parade was the Honorable Richard M. Burr and the Honorable Thom Tillis, United States Senators from North Carolina. The hosting official was Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, deputy commandant for aviation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Robert Knapp)
ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 6, 2016) - Sailors brace for shock during a general quarters drill in the hangar bay of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). GQ drills prepare Sailors to be at the highest state of readiness in the event of an emergency. Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group currently on an 8-month combat deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bobby J. Siens)
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Cole, center left, the last surviving Doolittle Raider, salutes during a funeral service for fellow Raider and former Staff Sgt. David J. Thatcher in Missoula, Mont., June 27, 2016. The Raiders, 79 volunteers led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, flew a mission to strike military targets in Japan four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Annabel Monroe)
June 27, 2016 - Soldiers provide cover for one another while crossing a field under simulated enemy fire during Exercise Gridiron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ. The soldiers are reservists assigned to the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)
U.S. Marines set up security after a simulated attack during Exercise Hamel at Cultana Training Area, South Australia, Australia, July 8, 2016. Exercise Hamel is a trilateral training exercise with Australian, New Zealand, and U.S. forces to enhance cooperation, trust, and friendship. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mandaline Hatch)
July 9, 2016 - Retired Cmdr. Dean "Diz" Laird, center, stands in the rear seat of a T-34C Turbomentor with the "Flying Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122 in Coronado, CA. The T-34C marks the 100th aircraft Laird has flown in his 95-year lifetime. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Paolo Bayas)
July 9, 2016 - The guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) arrives at its new homeport, Naval Station Everett (NSE) in Washington, after departing from San Diego, California. Gridley is the first of four destroyers being reassigned to NSE in 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joseph Montemarano)
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins smiles as she prepares to have her Russian sokol suit pressure checked ahead of launching onboard the Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft with Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos, and Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Rubins, Ivanishin, and Onishi launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan the morning of July 7, Kazakh time (July 6 Eastern time.) All three will spend approximately four months on the orbital complex, returning to Earth in October 2016. (NASA photo by Bill Ingalls)
Actor, entertainer Gary Sinise waves for the crowd to come closer during a performance on the Two Rivers Theater stage at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC. Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band have participated in 70 United Service Organization tours since they came together. In total, they have entertained more than 363,000 service members and military families in 13 countries. The band puts on shows to raise spirits, funds and awareness for severely wounded warriors in need. Gary Sinise plays the elecric bass with Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson)
Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay crewmembers aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat travel through the inlet between Bodega Bay and Bodega Harbor in California, June 23, 2016. The 47-foot MLB is designed to perform heavy weather rescue in high winds and 20-foot breaking seas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert)
July 15, 2016 - Massachusetts Army National Guard Soldiers from Co. C, 1st Battalion, 182nd Infantry assault Objective Tarantula through a smoke screen in a four-day, company combined arms live-fire exercise conducted at Peason Ridge, LA. The live fire exercise is completed in three phases: training exercise, company exercise and live fire, and challenges the commander to simultaneously complete two separate objectives while maintaining command and control of the battlefield. The Massachusetts infantrymen joined more than 5,000 Soldiers from other state Army National Guard units, active Army and Army Reserve troops as part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team task force. The Soldiers honed their skills and practiced integrating combat operations ranging from infantry troops engaging in close combat with the enemy to artillery and air strikes. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Harley Jelis)
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, held a memorial ceremony for Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin at the Protestant Chapel at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 14, 2016. Cardin was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq when he was killed March 19. 2016 while serving as a member of Task Force Spartan. Task Force Spartan was comprised of Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit and was responsible for providing indirect fire support to Iraqi security forces near the town of Mosul. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bobby Yarbrough)
July 17, 2016 -  The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) fires a MK 45 5-inch gun during a live fire exercise during Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, 2016 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Holly L. Herline)
July 7, 2016 - A formation of U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, and an F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron, fly over Gloucestershire, England, to attend the Royal International Air Tattoo air show at Royal Air Force Fairford. The RAF Lakenheath aircraft were on public display, along with many other military aircraft from around the U.K., to provide an opportunity for the U.S. military and its allies to showcase their capabilities. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)
July 19, 2016 - Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division Artillery brace each other from the propeller blast in preparation to hook up an cargo net to the under belly of a CH-47 Chinook from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade during a two gun raid air assault as part of a Division Artillery Readiness Test on Fort Bragg, NC. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Adan Cazarez)
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, center, speaks to Washington Nationals manager and fellow Marine veteran Dusty Baker, and Maj. Gen. John R. Ewers, before a baseball game at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., July 20, 2016. Neller threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Washington National’s annual game honoring the Marine Corps. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha Draughon)
July 18, 2016 -  Logistics Specialist Seaman Carlos Lerma lowers the American flag on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) as the ship gets underway. Harpers Ferry is part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Eshleman)
Ninetieth Missile Wing Airmen march in a flight down Central Avenue in Cheyenne, Wyo., July 23, 2016, during the 120th Cheyenne Frontier Days opening grand parade. F.E. Warren Airmen volunteer in many capacities during CFD, Cheyenne's biggest annual event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano)
Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Charles Kettles was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama on July 18, 2016 and inducted into the Department of Defense Hall of Heroes Induction on July 19, 2016 for his valiant efforts in combat operations near Duc Pho, Republic of Vietnam, on May 15, 1967 and is credited with saving the lives of 40 soldiers and four of his own crew members. (Image by and courtesy of the U.S. Army)
The USCGC Eagle (WIX 327) arrives in Norfolk, Virginia, July 22, 2016. The Eagle's crew moored the tall ship at Otter Berth at Town Point Park on Waterside Drive. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn)
U.S. Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian Pavlik, 1-214th General Support Aviation Battalion, Bravo Company, keeps a watchful eye during a flyover near Mount Rainier, Wash., onboard a CH-47 Chinook, July 22, 2016. The 1-214th GSAB, has a unique mission which involves working with the Washington National Park and provides support for search and rescue missions as well as fire rescue missions in the area. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Marisol Walker)
U.S. Marine Corps infantry squad leaders assigned to School of Infantry West, Detachment Hawaii, conduct a patrol during the Advanced Infantry Course at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii, July 18, 2016. AIC is intermediate training designed to enhance and test the Marine's skills and leadership abilities as squad leaders in a rifle platoon. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Patterson)
July 22, 2016 - Electronics Technician 2nd Class Darius Jackman launches a Puma unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from the patrol coastal ship USS Monsoon (PC 4). Monsoon is one of ten patrol coastal ships assigned to Patrol Coastal Squadron (PCRON) 1 home-ported in Manama, Bahrain in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan D. McLearnon)
July 26, 2016 - Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard conduct training at the Air Force Memorial in Washington, D.C. The vision of the honor guard is to ensure a legacy of Airmen who promote the mission, protect the standards, perfect the image and preserve the heritage of the U.S. Air Force. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)
Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Paul K. Hurley, right, U.S. Army chief of chaplains, and Sgt. Maj. Alvin J. Chaplin, center, render honors during the playing of Taps on Chaplains Hill in Arlington National Cemetery, July 29, 2016, in Arlington, Va. The ceremony honored the 241st Anniversary of the Chaplain Corps. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue by Arlington National Cemetery)

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