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May 2017
(National Military Appreciation Month)
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April 29, 2017 - Troopers assigned to U.S. Army 2d Cavalry Regiment seize an objective during a Joint Force Entry (JFE) exercise, in collaboration with NATO allies, to kick off Saber Junction 17 at Hradcany Air Field, Czech Republic. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Devon Bistarkey)
April 27, 2017 - U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Cameron Heard, left, and U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Michael Birch, right, honor their fallen brother, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. W. D. Wilson, during the Challenge Reconnaissance on Camp Pendleton, California. The event provided an opportunity for Marines of any military occupational specialty to honor the fallen recon Marines. The event consists of 24 miles of hiking, helocasting, scout swimming, a memory challenge, obstacle course, close quarters tactics, live fire range and two pool stations. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brandon Martinez)
May 2, 2017 - Service members with a patient during a visit at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital during the 27th annual Fleet Week Port Everglades. Fleet Week Port Everglades provides an opportunity for the citizens of South Florida to witness first-hand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services, and gain a better understanding of how the sea services support the national defense of the United States. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bill Dodge)
May 2, 2017 - U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II's from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, fly in formation during a training flight. The F-35’s are participating in their first-ever flying training deployment to Europe. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho)
April 24, 2017 - President Donald Trump shakes hands with NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, as First Daughter Ivanka Trump looks on, during a video conference where President Donald Trump talked with NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer onboard the International Space Station from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The President congratulated Whitson for breaking the record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut. The President and First Daughter also discussed with the three astronauts what it is like to live and work on the orbiting outpost as well as the importance of STEM. (NASA photo by Bill Ingalls)
May 4, 2017 - U.S. Soldiers assigned to Assassin Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment establish a Helicopter Landing Zone at the conclusion of their simulated assault on an objective held by elements of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, at Fort Irwin, California. The purpose of this phase of National Training Center Rotation 17-06 challenged the 2nd Brigade’s competence in defending an objective against a hybrid-force consisting of conventional and non-conventional forces. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Austin Anyzeski)
April 26, 2017 - Marines with the United States Marine Corps Color Guard present arms during an evening parade dress rehearsal, Marine Barracks Washington, Washington, D.C. Evening parades are held as a means of honoring senior officials, distinguished citizens and supporters of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Hailey D. Clay)
May 5, 2017 - Navy Lt. (Dr) Juan Guerra and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Ryan Sheaffer from the Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, the "Blue Angels," visit with a young patient at Shriners Pediatric Hospital in Barksdale, CA. The Sailors visited LSU Medical and Shriners Pediatric Hospitals prior to the 2017 Defenders of Liberty Air Show at Barksdale Air Force Base. The Blue Angels are dedicated to representing the Navy and Marine Corps’ pride and professionalism, and inspire a culture of excellence and service to country. Navy Recruiting is dedicated to finding the best and brightest men and women for America's Navy while giving back to the communities in which they serve (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Fahey)
March 21, 2016 - Pallbearers from the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard prepare to fold the nation's flag in front of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders star Gary Sinise at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Sinise visited JBAB in association with a USO tour and to see areas of the base where his father worked while stationed here at then ... NAS Anacostia ... as a Navy photographer. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Lockwood)
May 7, 2017 - The United States Air Force Thunderbirds perform an aerial demonstration during the “Wings over Solano Air Show at Travis Air Force Base, California. The two-day event featured performances by the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team, flyovers, and static displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Louis Briscese)
April 29, 2017 - Petty Officer 2nd Class Amanda Terry, a crewmember at Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod in Massachusetts, proudly sits with her daughters at the air station. Terry is an avionics electrical technician and mission system operator aboard the HC-144 Ocean Sentry, a medium range surveillance aircraft. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham)
March 23, 2017 - Second Lady Karen Pence, right, welcomes the Army’s chief legislative liaison, Maj. Gen. Laura Richardson, to the vice president’s residence, in Washington, . Pence gathered service members from the five armed services for a Women’s History Month celebration at One Observatory Circle. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
March 23, 2017 - Three of the original Tuskegee Airmen, who were military pilots who fought in World War II and from the Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter, salute a wreath placed at the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Air Park , at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. For the fourth year in a row, Luke commemorated the Tuskegee Airmen and their contributions to the Air Force and the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel)
May 7, 2017 - From left... Command Sgt. Maj. Jill L. Crosby, Warrant Officer 2 Samuel Gabara and Col. Christopher H. Colavita salute the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade Memorial, which was dedicated on May 7, 2017 at Bagram Airfield (BAF) in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. John W. Perry, Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt, Col. (Ret.) Jarrold M. Reeves and Dr. Peter L. Provost were killed by a suicide bomber at BAF on November 12, 2016. Sgt. 1st Class Allan E. Brown died of his wounds on December 6, 2016. Below is a close-up of the "Fallen Wagonmasters" plaque that sits atop the 1st Cavalry Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade Memorial. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Michael Smith)
May 12, 2017 - U.S. Marines with India Company, 3rd battalion, 8th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, participate in an amphibious raid with the French Military aboard Naval Base, Guam. Marines and Sailors are embarked on the French BPC Mistral for the two week integrated exercise, Jeanne D’ Arc. The French led exercise aimed at strengthening strategic partnerships and exercising freedom of navigation operations across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Caleb T. Maher)
May 15, 2017 - Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Justin McCaleb holds his son for the first time upon his return from deployment aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) completed a scheduled seven-month deployment to the Pacific, Middle East, and the Horn of Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Morgan K. Nall)
April 2017 - Corey Cott, lead actor/singer of the patriotic Broadway musical "Bandstand", visits with David Bancroft, USA Patriotism! founder, after the inspiring must see show in New York city. Corey Cott and his fellow talented actors portrayed their "young and combat tested" Greatest Generation characters wonderfully ... grabbing the hearts of the audience with pride and appreciation. The emotion expressed in the lyrics, singing, and acting was riveting too ... reminding the audience of what their parents and/or grandparents were dealing with right after World War II ... especially for every voiceless underdog in a world that has left them behind, risking everything to redefine the meaning of victory and sing truth to power. (Photo by USA Patriotism!)
May 16, 2017 - Senior Airman Coty Taylor (front) and Senior Airman Andrew Harris, 19th Security Forces Defenders, respond to a simulated call held in place for Police Week at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, D.C., to participate in a number of planned events which honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Jeremy McGuffin)
April 10, 2017 - With President Donald Trump looking on, Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, swears-in Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to be the Supreme Court's 113th Justice in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C. Justice Gorsuch’s wife, Louise, held a family Bible. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
May 18, 2017 - U.S. Army paratroopers from the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, perform the unveiling of the colors during the All American Week Color Guard Competition on Fort Bragg, NC. The competition is held to see who will win the chance to perform as color guard during the events of the All American Week celebration. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven)
May 20, 2017 - U.S. Marine Corps Rct. Trinity Treanell, platoon 4020, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, goes through an obstacle while conducting the Combat Endurance Course on Parris Island, SC. Oscar and Golf Company went through the Combat Endurance Course which consists of a 2.5 mile run with obstacles and scenarios along the way to improve small unit leadership among the recruits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Richard Currier)
May 18 2017 - U.S. Navy Chief petty officers salute the ensign before going ashore as the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Alexandria (SSN 757) returns to Naval Base Point Loma following a six-month deployment to the western Pacific region. Commissioned June 29, 1991, the boat is more than 360 feet long and displaces more than 6,900 tons. Alexandria is capable of supporting various missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, strike warfare, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ronald Gutridge)
May 11, 2017 - Members of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command, assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, provide security of a landing zone during a combat search and rescue exercise in support of Eager Lion 2017 at an undisclosed location near Amman, Jordan. Eager Lion is an annual U.S. Central Command exercise in Jordan designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships between the U.S., Jordan and other international partners. This year's iteration was comprised of about 7,200 military personnel from more than 20 nations that responded to scenarios involving border security, command and control, cyber defense and battlespace management. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Lange)
May 20, 2017 - A group of visitors takes a tour of a Coast Guard Auxiliary small boat at Coast Guard Station Golden Gate, Sausalito, California. The Coast Guard Auxiliary organized the event to kick off the National Safe Boating Week. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Third Class Paul Krug)
May 24, 2017 - Paratroopers and veterans of the 82nd Airborne Division salute a wreath at the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum on Fort Bragg, NC ... commemorating the 5,021 Paratroopers who gave their lives in combat and 236 Paratroopers who made the ultimate sacrifice training during the Division’s Century of Service. U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jessica Nassirian, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
May 25, 2017 - U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Derek Goodwin, recruiter with Recruiting Station New Jersey, speaks to the students at Millburn High School during Fleet Week New York 2017. U.S. Marines, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen are in New York to interact with the public, demonstrate capabilities and teach the people of New York about America's sea services. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erasmo Cortez III)
May 22, 2017 - The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Dallas (SSN 700) transits the Puget Sound on its way to Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton to commence its inactivation process. Dallas departed their homeport of Groton, Connecticut, for the last time, March 24, 2017 to make their way to Bremerton, Washington. During their transit, Dallas transited the Panama Canal and conducted port calls in Port Canaveral, Florida and San Diego, California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda R. Gray)
May 26, 2017 - Air Force Delayed Entry Program recruits are sworn in during a U.S. Armed Services swear-in ceremony during the Memorial Day weekend National Salute to America’s Heroes Miami Air and Sea Show at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami in Opa-locka, Florida. Department of Defense service members, DEP family members, and guests witnessed approximately 97 Air Force recruits taking the Oath of Enlistment ...  along with Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard recruits. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)
"The Rockpile" sits underneath the Milky Way on the night of a new moon outside of Fort Irwin, California. The boulders bear the painted insignias of units who have completed their rotations at the National Training Center. (Mississippi National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Morgan, 102d Public Affairs Detachment)
May, 29, 2017 - President Donald J. Trump lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)
May 29, 2017 - U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson, commander of Resolute Support, pays his respects to service members who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan during a Memorial Day ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo)

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