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September 29, 2017 - Prince Harry of Wales (United Kingdom) shakes hands with Army veteran Sgt. Stefan Leroy,  while his dog, Knoxville, looks on after the 2017 Invictus Games' 50 meter backstroke swim medal ceremony that Leroy received the bronze medal. Prince Harry, who served in Afghanistan, established the games in 2014. (DoD photo by Roger L. Wollenberg)
September 25, 2017 - U.S. Marine Corps veteran Cpl. Jessica-Rose Hammack celebrates after receiving one of her two bronze medals during the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto. The event brings together wounded and injured veterans from 17 nations for 12 adaptive sporting events. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from DoD photo by Roger L. Wollenberg)
September 27, 2017 - Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Larnard carries a child off an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter in Dominica, following Hurricane Maria. Larnard is a naval aircrewman (helicopter) assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron aboard the USS Wasp. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean Galbreath)
October 2, 2017 - Three UH-1N Iroquois helicopters assigned to the U.S. Air Force 459th Airlift Squadron fly in formation during a training mission over Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 459 AS regularly conducts training missions to remain proficient with flight skills necessary to support contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)
September 25, 2017 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James serves as a command and control platform in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The cutter's crew deployed to aid in Hurricane Maria response operations and the ship's communications capabilities are being used to help first responders coordinate efforts. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Pete Melnick)
October 25, 2017 - Cannon crewmembers assigned to 25th Division Artillery, 25th Infantry Division, fire their M119A3 howitzers for a 17-gun salute during the 25th ID pass and review to finish off Tropic Lightning Week at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Tropic Lightning Week is a weeklong sports event to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the division. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division)
October 6, 2017 - U.S. Marines with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance, 1st Marine Division, stand on top of an LAV 25 A2 aboard the USS Essex LHD2 with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background during the parade of ships that starts San Francisco Fleet Week. San Francisco Fleet Week is an opportunity for the American public to meet their Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard teams and experience America’s sea services. Fleet Week will highlight naval personnel, equipment, technology and capabilities, with an emphasis on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rodion Zabolotniy)
September 28, 2017 - The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook fires the Mark 45 5-inch gun during a naval surface fire support qualification in the Sea of Hebrides. The Cook is supporting U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Theron J. Godbold)
September 21, 2017 - U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Matthews II, 81st Security Forces Squadron flight sergeant, holds his post during an active shooter exercise at the Larcher Chapel on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The exercise simulated an active shooter at the Arnold Medical Annex and the Larcher Chapel in order to test the base's ability to respond to and recover from a mass casualty event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
October 6, 2017 - A Coast Guard small boat crew on security patrol during the San Francisco Fleet Week Parade of Ships in San Francisco Bay. Coast Guard crews on cutters and small boats supported fleet week events by escorting military ships, establishing safety zones and by being ready to respond to search and rescue cases. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall)
October 9, 2017 - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks with soldiers participating in the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C. (DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith)
October 10, 2017 - The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert B. Neller, and Commandant General of the British Royal Marines, Maj. Gen. Robert A. Magowan, stand at attention during a Troop Review Ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington D.C. General Magowan is the Commandant of General Royal Marines and the Commander of the United Kingdom Amphibious Forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Damon McLean)
September 24, 2017 - Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) color guard present the colors during the national anthem at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres baseball team. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Zeak)
September 29, 2017 - U.S. Air Force Col. C. Mike Smith, 81st Training Wing vice commander, and his son, Mac Smith, pay respect during the nation anthem at a Biloxi High School military appreciation night football game in Biloxi, Miss. Smith, along with other Keesler Air Force Base leadership, participated in the coin toss to determine which team would receive the ball first. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
October 13, 2017 - Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Omar Alba, rescue swimmer, delivers food and water from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to survivors of Hurricane Maria near San Sebastian, Puerto Rico from a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter. Personnel operating out of Air Station Borinquen have been helping deliver relief supplies to remote areas for people stranded by mudslide and washed-out roads. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Shevas Aboubakri)
October 6, 2017 - Two Army MH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and a Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion prepare to participate in a sunrise aerial refueling exercise during a weapons and tactics Instructor course over the mountains near Yuma, Arizona. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Allison Lotz)
October 15, 2017 - Pvt. Garrett Brazzell and Staff Sgt. Lee Hicks, both petroleum specialists with the 842nd Quartermaster Company, work together as gunner and assistant gunner firing an M2 machine gun for weapons qualification during Operation Cold Steel II, hosted by the 79th Theater Sustainment Command at Fort Hunter Liggett, California. Operation Cold Steel is the U.S. Army Reserve’s crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise to ensure 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 Army and our joint partners anywhere in the world. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Heather Doppke, 79th Theater Sustainment Command)
October 10, 2017 - U.S. Marine Cpl. Matthew Lecompte and Lance Cpl. Dulton James with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment run in the hot grabbing sand toward simulated casualties while training in an undisclosed Middle East location. They are members of a quick reaction force that is capable of responding to developing situations on short notice. Marines with 2/7 were tasked to conduct a QRF to quickly recover simulated casualties and take them back to safety. This was the first exercise 2/7 has conducted after replacing 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment in the U.S. Central Command area of operations. (U.S. Marine  Corps photo by Cpl. Jocelyn Ontivero)
October 10, 2017 - An F/A-18E Super Hornet prepares to take off from the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Pacific Ocean. The aircraft carrier is on a deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet and 7th Fleet areas of operation. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Spencer Roberts)
October 6, 2017 - The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard holding folded flags during a full honors funeral for Col. Robert Anderson at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. Anderson, originally from Battle Creek, Mich., went missing on October 6, 1972, when his F-4D crashed in North Vietnam. His remains were identified on October 22, 1998. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser)
October 19, 2017 - A pilot assigned to the New York Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation, makes friends during a relief supply mission in Puerto Rico on Oct. 19, 2017. The 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation deployed 60 personnel and four UH-60 helicopters to Puerto Rico to provide relief and assistance following Hurricane Maria. (Photo courtesy of New York Army National Guard 3rd 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion)
October 20, 2017 - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kayla Chappel, assigned to Marine Air Control Squadron (MACS) 2, interacts with students during lunch at Tucker Creek Middle School, Havelock, NC. MTACS-28 signed the Memorandum of Understanding to support community involvement in education through the Marine Corps by having the unit volunteer with the students throughout school events. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jailine L. Martinez)
October 8, 2017 - The Blue Angels, the Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, perform over Alcatraz Island during an air show as part of Fleet Week in San Francisco. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ian Cotter)
October 12, 2017 - U.S. Air Force Academy Cadets 3rd Class Shawn Weathersby (left) and James Barney, both falconers at the academy falconry program, prepare to release their falcons at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Nine cadets make up the academy’s falconry team, with four chosen each year to replace the graduating seniors. New cadet falconers begin training in January under upperclassman. Their daily duties include maintaining equipment in the facility, cleaning the mews, feeding the falcons, checking each bird’s health and weight and training them. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clayton Cupit)
October 23, 2017 - President Donald J. Trump presents the Medal of Honor to Retired U.S. Army Captain Gary M. Rose in a ceremony at the the White House in Washington, D.C.  Rose was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions during Operation Tailwind in Southeastern Laos during the Vietnam War, September 11-14, 1970. Then-Sgt. Rose was assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at the time of the action. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
October 20, 2017 - The USS Constitution originally launched in 1797 and is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world sails in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts. The USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy, named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi)
October 25, 2017 - U.S. Army Col. Michael Kornburger, commander, 1st Special Warfare Training Group, presents the American flag to Rebecca Dalida at her husband’s, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alexander Dalida’s, graveside service in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. Dalida, 32, of Dunstable, Massachusetts, was enrolled in the Special Forces Qualification Course at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School when he died during a training exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, September 14, 2017. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser, Arlington National Cemetery)
October 27, 2017 - U.S. Marines with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade land amphibious assault vehicles from Pacific during Dawn Blitz 2017 aboard Camp Pendleton, California. Dawn Blitz 2017 provides a robust training environment where forces plan and execute amphibious training. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Brienne Collins Miller)
October 26, 2017 - The guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) leads the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) in formation during a simulated strait transit as part of Dawn Blitz 2017. Dawn Blitz is a scenario-driven exercise designed to train and integrate Navy and Marine Corps units by providing a robust training environment where forces plan and execute an amphibious assault, engage in live-fire events, and establish expeditionary advanced bases in a land and maritime threat environment to improve naval amphibious core competencies. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Donavan K. Patubo)
October 28, 2017 - An HH-60G Pave Hawk flies in a demonstration during the Thunder Over South Georgia Airshow at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The open house is an opportunity for Moody to thank the local community for all its support, and exhibit air power and it included aerial performances, food, face painting and much more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)
October 30, 2017 - A U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew from Station New Orleans rescued a dog in Lake Pontchartrain. A Coast Guard boatcrew that was preparing to get underway for training launched, rescued the dog and brought him back to the station. From there, he was turned over to the Jefferson Parish East Bank Animal Shelter. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

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