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February 19, 2017 - U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, deliver ammunition with an M992 Field Artillery Ammunition Supply Vehicle at a tactical assembly area at Hamam al-Alil, in support of the start of the Iraqi security forces' offensive in West Mosul, Iraq. The breadth and diversity of partners supporting the Coalition demonstrate the global and unified nature of the endeavor to defeat ISIS. CJTF-OIR is the global Coalition to defeat ISIS. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull)
February 19, 2017 - U.S. Marine Cpl. Robert Lea, a scout sniper with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Bn., 4th Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), sights in with his M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System during an unknown distance range as part of Exercise Sea Solider . The Marines and Sailors with the Scout Sniper Platoon will seek vantage points to observe key areas of interest, known as forward observing, and give adjacent units fire direction from long distances. Sea Soldier 2017 is an annual, bilateral exercise conducted with the Royal Army of Oman designed to demonstrate the cooperative skill and will of U.S. and partner nations to work together in maintaining regional stability and security. The 11th MEU is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations designed to reassure allies and partners, preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce and enhance regional stability. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. April Price)
March 2, 2017 - President Donald J. Trump greets Sailors after entering the hangar bay aboard the Pre-Commissioning Unit super aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Trump visited to meet with Sailors and shipbuilders of the Navy’s first-in-class aircraft carrier during an all-hands call inside the ship’s hangar bay. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cathrine Mae O. Campbell)
March 2, 2017 - Role players take part in a simulated unexploded ordnance victim scenario during Exercise Beverly Herd 17-1 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. During this scenario the surgeon was required to remove the UXO and safely hand it over to the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team for further disposal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Gwendalyn Smith)
March 2, 2017 - U.S. Army pilots assigned 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade check the display on a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter before an aerial gunnery training exercise at Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic, North Carolina. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Steven Galimore)
March 1, 2017 - A Marine with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit mans the rails as amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) prepares to go underway for deployment. The 24th MEU will operate in Europe and the Middle East in the coming months providing crisis response and contingency support for combatant commanders, including maritime security operations, humanitarian assistance, and advance force operations. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Autmn Bobby)
March 2, 2017 - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) transits the South China Sea. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, which includes Wayne E. Meyer, is on a western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers)
February 15, 2017 - A U.S. Air Force 492nd Fighter Squadron’s F-15E Strike Eagle takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The 492nd Fighter Squadron trains regularly to ensure RAF Lakenheath brings unique air combat capabilities to the fight that involves executing strategic attack, interdiction, and counter air missions in support of United States Air Forces in Europe, United States European Command, and NATO operations. The 492nd Fighter Squadron employs the full array of air superiority and surface attack munitions to include the most advanced precision-guided weapons in the USAF inventory. The squadron is capable of deploying to any theater of operations in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)
March 7, 2017 - The Coast Guard, along with members of the FBI, Los Angeles Port Police, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, Long Beach Police Department and Long Beach Fire Department held a full-scale emergency response exercise in the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach. The homeland security exercise is focused on building relationships within the federal maritime security domain to write, review and update the area maritime security plan, in addition to supporting other transportation entities that rely upon secure ports. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrea Anderson)
March 4, 2017 - Actor Gary Sinise and leader of the Lt. Dan Band, proudly performs for Paratroopers and their Families with some of their children on stage with him during a concert at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. John Lytle)
March 1, 2017 - U.S. Army Lt. Col. Brad Morgan's son, Aiden, and daughter, Ali, place shoulder boards with the rank of lieutenant colonel on their father, during a promotion ceremony for the Baltimore District deputy commander from major to lieutenant colonel at the District Headquarters in Baltimore. Morgan's wife, Rebecca, watches while attending to younger son, Knox. (U.S. Army photo by Alfredo Barraza)
March 1, 2017 - A U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard presents the national flag and the Marine Corps battle colors during their first performance as a part of the U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment (BCD) performance tour at Kofa High School in Yuma, Arizona. The BCD is comprised of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, “The Commandant’s Own,” the United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps and the Marine Corps Color Guard. The Marines of this highly skilled unit travel across the country to demonstrate the discipline, professionalism, and “Esprit de Corps” of United States Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robert Knapp)
March 2, 2017 - A U.S. Navy MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Screaming Indians" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 fires an AGM-114N Hellfire missile during a live-fire combat training exercise. HSC-6 provides vertical lift search and rescue, logistics, anti-surface warfare, special operations forces support, and combat search and rescue capabilities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Doug Harvey)
February 8, 2017 - In the top scene... NASA astronauts (from left to right) Sunita Willams, Doug Hurley, Eric Boe and Bob Behnken pose with Cindy McSmith (center), Hallett Elementary School principal, Medical Lake, Wash. In the bottom scene ... The astronauts speak with students and present the school with an autographed lithograph of their various space missions. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Ryan Lackey)
March 8, 2017 - A U.S. Air Force pararescueman provides security cover as a simulated injured pilot is recovered during a Red Flag 17-2 combat search and rescue mission on the Nevada Test and Training Range. Air Force pararescuemen are the only Department of Defense elite combat forces specifically organized, trained, equipped and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery, to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)
March 7, 2017 - Retired Marine Corps. Col. Barney Barnum, a Medal of Honor recipient, tours the bridge of the Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson during a visit to Washington, D.C. Barnum received his Medal of Honor as a 1st Lt. during the Vietnam War. (U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena)
March 16, 2017 - Three Soldiers from Alpha Company 256, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) quickly make their way across the road and into a building to avoid enemy contact while rehearsing a raid during Warrior Exercise 78-17-01 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Roughly 60 units from the U.S. Army Reserve, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and Canadian Armed Forces are participating in the 84th Training Command's joint training exercise, WAREX 78-17-01, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. WAREX is a large-scale collective training event designed to assess units' combat capabilities as America's Army Reserve continues to build the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal Federal Reserve force in the history of the Nation. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Sofia)
March 11, 2017 - Marines guide children through a modified Combat Fitness Test during Mini Marines aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort South Carolina. The Marine Corps Community Services event is held for families and children to show them what their parents do at work. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ashley Phillips)
March 16, 2017 - Navy Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Roque Ramirez, assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), directs the take-off of an MH-60S Knighthawk, assigned to the "Island Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, during an air assault exercise in support of amphibious integration training (AIT). AIT is designed to integrate all elements of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (BHR ESG) and 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to test their ability to plan for and execute mission essential tasks. Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the BHR ESG, with embarked 31st MEU, is on a routine patrol, operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance warfighting readiness and posture forward as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jesse Marquez Magallanes)
March 16, 2017 - A student from Whitney High School, Rocklin, Calif., falls backwards from the weight of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal 9 suit during Travis Tour Day. Students toured several aircraft, air traffic control tower, dormitories and had the opportunity to talk with Travis Air Force Base personnel about military life. The purpose of the tour is to support Air Force recruiting by inspiring patriotism and encouraging young men and woman to serve in the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Louis Briscese)
March 16, 2017 - A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City flies past the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument during a patrol 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 Auxiliarist David Lau)
March 19, 2017 - U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Daniel Cirino, Cargo Specialist assigned to the 489th Transportation Company, Jacksonville, Florida, fires an M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun during a weapons qualification at the Operation Cold Steel exercise conducted at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. Operation Cold Steel is the U.S. Army Reserve’s first large-scale live-fire training and crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise. Cold Steel is an important step in ensuring that America’s Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short-notice and bring combat-ready and lethal firepower in support of the Total Army and Joint Force partners anywhere in the world.  (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor)
February 14, 2017 - U.S. Marine Pfc. Oswaldo Gil with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, acts as a casualty during a Combat Life Saving course during Field Training Exercise 17-2 on Landing Zone Falcon, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. FTX 17-2 aims to sustain mission essential tasks as Marines prepare for exercise Dragon Fire 17.1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Jesus McCloud)
March 22, 2017 -  A sunrise is viewed from aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial on Ford Island at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. On December 7, 1991, the Missouri returned to the historic waters of Pearl Harbor for the 50th anniversary commemoration of the attack on the Hawaiian Islands. Moored a short distance from the USS Arizona Memorial, the Missouri and Arizona provide a symbolic connection from the "day which will live in infamy" to the formal ending of World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katarzyna Kobiljak)
March 23, 2017 -  Col. Leonard Kosinski (left), 62nd Airlift Wing commander, coins Stillen Rivera, Team McChord’s newest “Pilot for a Day” participant, during a pizza party at the 4th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The “Pilot for a Day” program, which has been hosted by Team McChord for several years, provides youth with a limiting disability the opportunity to live out their life-long dreams of aviation and share those memorable experiences with their family by their side. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz)
March 24, 2017 -  The Iraq Train and Equipment Funding (ITEF) section of the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) / 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) pose together after a group reenlistment at the Iraq Train and Equipment Funding (ITEF) lot, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Dalton Smith)
March 25, 2017 -  World War II Marine Corps veterans salute a memorial after placing a wreath at the base during a wreath-laying presentation as part of the 72nd Reunion of Honor ceremony on Iwo To (Iwo Jima), Japan. The event presented the opportunity for the U.S. and Japanese people to mutually remember and honor thousands of service members who fought and died on the hallowed grounds of Iwo Jima. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Valerie Eppler)
March 23, 2017 - Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 1st Class Connor Antkowski, from Dallas, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, helps local grade-schoolers operate the Talon tracked military robot from the operator control unit at the Austin Aquarium during Navy Week Austin. Navy Week programs serve as the Navy's principal outreach effort in areas of the country without a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker)
March 10, 2017 - A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base (AFB), Texas, takes off at Andersen AFB, Guam. The B-1B's are deployed to Andersen as part of U.S. Pacific Command's (USPACOM) Continuous Bomber Presence operations. This forward deployed presence demonstrates continuing U.S. commitment to stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Most importantly, these bomber rotations provide Pacific Air Forces and USPACOM commanders an extended deterrence capability. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob Skovo)
March 21, 2017 - Members of Forward Operating Base Point Mugu participated in cliff rescue training off the coast of Point Vicente Lighthouse.  The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews conducted several hoist scenarios including rescuing a mannequin from a cliff face. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen)
March 29, 2017 - Two Army Reserve Soldiers from the 335th Signal Command (Theater), escort a VIP role player from a village to complete an urban operations event during the command's 2017 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Eight Soldiers from across the country have been competing in the competition for three days vying to see who will be the best candidate to represent the command later this year at the U.S. Army Reserve Command's Best Warrior Competition. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent C. Powell)

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