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Sunset from the flight deck

Sunset from the flight deck

U.S. Navy Airman Dennis Martinovich watches the sundown on the flight deck aboard the plane service USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Pacific Ocean Dec, 19, 2018. Theodore Roosevelt is underway in the Japanese Pacific conducting routine operations.

(U.S. Navy photograph by Mass Communication Specialist third Class Conner Blake)

A sailor directs an plane in the direction of a steam-powered catapult as an F/A-18F Tremendous Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 launches from the flight deck of the plane service USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf on Dec. 29, 2018. The John C. Stennis Service Strike Group is deployed in help of naval operations to make sure maritime stability and safety in the Central Area.

(U.S. Navy/third Class Grant G. Grady)

Airman 1st Class Ashley Libby, a 99th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician at Nellis Air Drive Base, Nevada, helps to maintain the American flag off the floor throughout the 2018 Las Vegas Bowl opening ceremony at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on Dec. 15, 2018. The half-ton flag required greater than 200 airmen to hold it.

(U.S. Air Pressure/Senior airman Andrew D. Sarver)

Troopers from 2nd Battalion, 12th Area Artillery Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Fight Group, 4th Infantry Division conduct night time hearth missions in help of fight operations in Afghanistan (Dec. 20, 2018)

(U.S. Military photographs by Cpt. Johnathan Leigh)

USO entertainers visited service members who’re away from residence throughout the holidays at Al Asad Airbase, Camp Taji, and Baghdad Diplomatic Help Middle. This yr’s entertainers included actors Milo Ventimiglia, Wilmer Valderrama, DJ J Dayz, Fittest Man on Earth Matt Fraser, Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White, Nation Music Singer Kellie Pickler, and comic Jessiemae Peluso.

(DoD photograph by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro)

Lt. j.g. Michael Robinson, from Cooperstown, New York, seems by way of binoculars aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon in the Gulf of Aden, Dec. 15, 2018.

(U.S. Navy photograph by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums)

Day two of the Train Alpini Climb concluded Dec. 11, 2018, with Sky Soldier leaders mountaineering to greater than 2,600 meters above sea degree, and digging short-term snow shelters for an evening in Passo del Tonale, Italy.

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Actor Milo Ventimiglia, proper, eats with service members deployed throughout the holidays in Vaernes, Norway, on Dec. 21, 2018. He was there with USO entertainers together with actor Wilmer Valderrama, DJ J Dayz, Fittest Man on Earth Matt Fraser, Three-time Olympic Golf Medalist Shaun White, Nation Music Singer Kellie Pickler, and comic Jessiemae Peluso in addition to Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Employees.

(DoD/Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro)

Strolling previous a C17 from the 172nd Air Wing of the Mississippi Nationwide Guard, troops arrive for a coaching train in the Virgin Islands to offer help to civil authorities in a publish hurricane coaching state of affairs on Dec. 13, 2018. Caribbean Thunder, an emergency deployment readiness train, was initiated to validate the functionality of the Michigan Nationwide Guard to inform, marshal and deploy a prepared pressure of troopers to the Virgin Islands to offer help to their Nationwide Guard and U.S. Virgin Islands Civil Authorities.

(Mississippi Nationwide Guard photograph)

Each December, Air Drive crews from Yokota Air Base, Japan, workforce up with the Japan Air Self-Protection Drive (Koku Jietai) and Royal Australian Air Pressure for Operation Christmas Drop. They airdrop provides to the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), and the Republic of Palau. Right here, RAAF Sgt. Karl Penny, a C-130J Tremendous Hercules loadmaster with the 37th Squadron out of RAAF Base Richmond, Australia, watches the parachute for a low-Value, low-altitude bundle carrying humanitarian help right down to the atoll of Kapingamarangi, FSM,  on Dec. 13, 2018.

(U.S. Air Drive/Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

Employees Sgt. Immanuel Garcia, a metallic employee with Particular Objective Marine Air-Floor Activity Drive – Southern Command, welds a help beam to help the pipe the Marines are changing on Sept. 19, 2018, in Trujillo, Honduras. The water valve was caught at 80 % shut-off effecting six native communities containing roughly eight,000 individuals. The Marines repaired the pipe to return water to the native communities.

(U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Justin M. Smith)

First Woman Melania Trump, joined by U.S. Navy Capt. Chris Hill, visited with sailors in the mess deck on Dec. 12 throughout a vacation go to aboard USS George H.W. Bush.

(White Home/Andrea Hanks)

Sailors hearth a .50-caliber machine gun throughout a gunshoot aboard the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Monsoor. The longer term USS Michael Monsoor is scheduled to be commissioned into the Navy on Jan. 26, 2019, in Coronado, Calif.

(U.S. Navy photograph /John Philip Wagner Jr.)

Honorary Col. Quinn Cogan sits in the cockpit of an an assault plane on Dec. Three., in the hangar on Whiteman Air Drive Base, Mo. Cogan was given a tour of the facility and made a fighter pilot for a day along side Sporting Kansas Metropolis’s Victory Challenge. The undertaking is designed to assist youngsters battling most cancers.

(U.S. Air Pressure/Bob Jennings)

President Donald Trump offered the ceremonial coin-toss at the Military-Navy soccer recreation on Dec. eight in Philadelphia. Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, and Russell Smith, grasp chief petty officer at the Navy, additionally attended the recreation.

(U.S. Navy/Elliot Fabrizio)

Sailors manned a .50 caliber gun mount aboard the Nimitz-class plane service USS Abraham Lincoln on Dec. 5.

(U.S. Navy/Eddie Ortiz)

Maj. Gen. Leopoldo Quintas, commanding common of third Infantry Division, completed the Marne Mudder impediment course throughout Marne Week at Fort Stewart, Ga. on Dec. four. This yr, the Marne Division celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Marne – a historic World Conflict 1 battle the place the division adopted their moniker of the “The Rock of the Marne.’

(U.S. Military photograph/Devron Bost)

Sailors rig a barricade throughout a drill on the flight deck aboard the USS Harry S. Truman on Dec. 2. The ship will proceed to foster cooperation with regional allies and companions, strengthen regional stability and stay vigilant, agile and dynamic, in line with the Navy photographer.

(U.S. Navy/Rebekah A. Watkins)

Service members of the joint forces honor guard present army honors throughout the departure of former President George H. W. Bush from Ellington Subject Joint Reserve Base, Texas on Dec. 03. Almost four,000 army and civilian personnel from throughout all branches of the armed forces, together with reserve and Nationwide Guard elements, offered ceremonial help throughout the funeral proceedings.

(Air Nationwide Guard/Daniel J. Martinez)

Seaman Blake Leslie, 1st Marine Division, guided a touchdown craft air cushion to shore throughout train Metal Knight 2019 at Marine Corps Base Camp in Pendleton, California on Nov. 28. Metal Knight is an annual train used to showcase the marines and sailors’ expertise, techniques and fight readiness by performing in numerous dynamic situations, floor fight maneuver operations and reside hearth ranges.

(U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Alexa M. Hernandez)

Cmdr. Jeffrey Chao, a Navy surgeon carried out an emergency appendectomy aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, USS Somerset on Nov. 27. The ship is a part of the fleet at present deployed in help of the Enduring Promise Initiative to reaffirm U.S. Southern Command’s longstanding dedication to the nations of the Western Hemisphere.

(U.S. Navy/Andrew Brame)

U.S. Military Specialist Colton Davis of the Mississippi Military Nationwide Guard fires a Javelin anti-tank missile throughout a mixed arms stay hearth train as a part of Train Japanese Motion 2019 at Al-Ghalail Vary in Qatar on Nov. 14. The a number of publicity photograph demonstrates the a number of levels the missile goes via after it’s fired.

(U.S. Military Nationwide Guard photograph illustration/Military Specialist Jovi Prevot)

The united statesJohn S. McCain, a guided missile destroyer, ready to depart from a dry dock at Fleet Actions Yokosuka in Japan on Nov. 27. The ship is departing the dock after an in depth upkeep interval to be able to maintain its capability to function a forward-deployed asset in the U.S. seventh Fleet space of operations.

(U.S. Navy/Tyra Watson)

Troopers with the 25th Infantry Division lately partnered with U.S. Military rangers from the 75th Ranger Regiment at the Lightning Academy Jungle Operations Coaching Middle for Particular Function Insertion/Extraction coaching in Okinawa, Japan.

(U.S. Military/Ryan DeBooy)

Members of the New York Army Forces and the New York Nationwide Guard put collectively Thanksgiving meals for needy households and packed them onto a trailer at the Jacob Javitts Middle in New York on Monday, Nov. 19. The group assembled greater than Three,200 meals.

(Division of Army and Naval Affairs/Donald Ferguson)

U.S. Military Rangers assigned to Bravo Firm, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, flip in gear on the seashore following a helocast insertion at Bellows Air Pressure Station, Hawaii, on Nov. 14, 2018. The 25th Infantry Division Lightning Academy waterborne operations supply a singular coaching setting and partnership alternative for US Military Particular Operations Forces and the division.

(U.S. Military/1st Lt. Ryan DeBooy)

A rainbow seems over F16s from the New Jersey Air Nationwide Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing on the flight line at Boca Chica Naval Air Station in Florida on Nov. 9, 2018.

(Air Nationwide Guard/Senior Grasp Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley)

A U.S. Military tactical car ninth Mission Help Command, Military Reserves, Honolulu, is pushed on a U.S. Naval Touchdown Craft Utility throughout beach-front loading and unloading of automobiles on Saipan, commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as a part of the tremendous hurricane Yutu aid effort. Service members from Joint Area Marianas and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command are offering the Protection Division help to the space’s  civil and native officers as a part of the FEMA-supported restoration efforts.

(U.S. Air Drive/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

Greater than 5,000 individuals attended the commissioning ceremony of USS Sioux Metropolis in Annapolis, Md. Sioux Metropolis is the 13th littoral fight ship to enter the fleet and the sixth of the Freedom variant. It’s the first ship named for Sioux Metropolis, the fourth-largest metropolis in Iowa.

(U.S. Navy/Kenneth D Aston Jr.)

U.S. Marines place concertina wire at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in California on Nov. 11. U.S. Northern Command is offering army help to the Division of Homeland Safety and U.S. Customs and Border Safety to safe the Southern border from unlawful immigration.

Sgt. Zabi Abraham, middle, an adviser with the 1st Safety Pressure Help Brigade’s fifth Battalion, interprets a dialog between Lt. Col. Zachary Miller, proper, the battalion commander, and an Afghan Nationwide Military officer close to Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sept. 16, 2018. Abraham first served as a contractor to help Particular Forces models earlier than emigrating to the U.S. in 2013 and becoming a member of the Military as an active-duty interpreter two years later. He earned his citizenship and was stationed at Fort Irwin, California, the place he and different interpreters helped rotational models at the Nationwide Coaching Middle put together for deployments. He’s now stationed at the New Kabul Compound advising the brigade’s fifth Battalion.

(US Military/Sean Kimmons)

Sailors stand by as the USS Bulkeley pulled into Naval Station Norfolk. Bulkeley returned to Norfolk, Virginia after finishing a seven-month deployment to the U.S. sixth Fleet space of operations.

(U.S. Navy photograph/Katie Cox)

Army Sealift Command civil service mariner Brad Musselman works in the management tower throughout flight quarters aboard the Blue Ridge-class command and management ship USS Mount Whitney on Nov. 9. Mount Whitney, deployed to Gaeta, Italy, operates with a mixed crew of U.S. Navy sailors and Army Sealift Command civil service mariners.

(U.S. Navy/James R. Turner)

The U.S. Marine Corps Band carried out for the Nationwide Veterans Day Observance at the Memorial Amphitheater held in Arlington Nationwide Cemetery on Nov. 11, 2018.

(DoD photograph by Lisa Ferdinando)

President Donald J. Trump at the American Commemoration Ceremony at Suresnes American Cemetery Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. Initially a World Conflict I cemetery, the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial simply outdoors Paris now shelters the stays of U.S. lifeless of each wars. The 7.5-acre cemetery accommodates the stays of 1,541 People who died in World Conflict I and 24 unknown lifeless of World Struggle II.

(Official White Home Photograph by Shealah Craighead)

US Sailors assigned to the USS Carney pose for a command photograph throughout the ship’s port go to to Naval Station Souda Bay, Greece on Nov. eight. The naval ship is on its fifth patrol in the U.S. sixth Fleet space of operations in help of regional allies and companions in addition to U.S. nationwide safety pursuits in Europe and Africa.

(U.S. Navy photograph/Ryan U. Kledzik)

Military Troopers assigned to the U.S. Military Drill Staff, carry out after the conclusion of the 4th Annual Philadelphia Veterans Day parade in Philadelphia, Pa. on Nov. four, 2018.

(U.S. Military)

Plane Rescue and Firefighting Marines with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron conduct hearth containment drills at Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan.

(U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Akeel Austin)

U.S. Military Spc. Ryan Garris with the 413th Fight Sustainment Help Battalion stands in the gunner hatch of an M1097 for a crew-served weapons coaching throughout Operation Chilly Metal III. The train was hosted by the U.S. Military Civil Affairs and Psychological Operation Command at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, on Oct. 31, 2018. Operation Chilly Metal is the U.S. Military Reserve’s crew-served weapons qualification and validation train to make sure America’s Military Reserve models and troopers are educated and able to deploy on brief discover to anyplace in the world.

(U.S. Military photograph/Employees Sgt. Christopher J. Sofia)

After finishing a seven month deployment round Europe, the USS Winston S. Churchill returned residence to Norfolk, Va. The ship traveled traveled greater than 40,000 nautical miles. It carried out virtually 20 underway replenishments, 26 sea and anchor particulars and 600 hours of helicopter operations.

(U.S. Navy)

A Navy sailor alerts to a ship crew earlier than a mine countermeasure coaching dive in Washington state’s Puget Sound. The homeland protection train, referred to as Vigilant Defend, is an annual occasion between the United States and Canada.

(DoD/Petty Officer third Class Clemente)

Sailors quick rope from a Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Fight (HSC) 12, embarked aboard the USS Ronald Reagan throughout Eager Sword 19; a joint, bilateral field-training train involving U.S. army and Japanese Maritime Self-Protection Pressure personnel, designed to extend fight readiness and interoperability of the Japan-U.S. alliance.

(U.S. Navy/Erwin Jacob V. Miciano)

U.S. Sailor clothes up as mermaid handy out sweet in San Diego, Calif. on Halloween.

(Credit score: Protection Dept./Robyn M.)

U.S. Secretary of Protection James N. Mattis speaks at the United States Institute of Peace, in a dialogue moderated by the chair of the institute’s board of administrators, Stephen J. Hadley, Washington, D.C., Oct. 30, 2018.

(DOD photograph by Lisa Ferdinando)

Dr. John Jarstead, an ophthalmologist from the College of Missouri, performs cataract surgical procedure on a affected person in an working room aboard the hospital ship USNS Consolation at Esmeraldas, Ecuador, Oct. 25, 2018. The Consolation is on an 11-week medical help mission to Central and South America as a part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative, serving to to alleviate strain on nationwide medical techniques triggered partly by a rise in cross-border migrants.

(U.S. Navy photograph by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kris R. Lindstrom)

An air assault teacher rappels the wrong way up and stops just a few ft from the floor, Oct. 15 at Fort Bliss, Texas.

U.S. Military photograph by Sgt. Brandon M. Banzhaf

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Employees, hosts his counterpart, Chairman of the Republic of Korea Joint Chiefs of Employees Gen. Park Han-Ki, for the 43rd Army Committee Assembly at the Pentagon, Oct. 25, 2018.

(DoD Photograph by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro)

U.S. Military paratroopers row Zodiac boats throughout Fort Bragg’s McKellar’s Pond in October 2018 in commemoration of the 74th anniversary of the WWII Waal River Crossing. The paratroopers have been competing to cross the lake 5 occasions in honor of Personal First Class Willard Jenkins, killed by enemy hearth whereas manning a rudder throughout the river assault.

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The spouse of former Vice President Joe Biden has christened the U.S. Navy’s latest Virginia-class assault submarine. On Oct. 20, she broke a ceremonial bottle throughout the submarine’s bow at a Virginia shipyard. In her Saturday speech, Biden honored the submarine’s 136 officers and crew, saying they have been “the very best our Navy has to offer.”


An Ohio Military Nationwide Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter will get a bathe from a firetruck at the Tallahassee Regional Airport in Tallahassee, Florida to scrub away salt after a flight over the Gulf of Mexico. The helicopter and a seven-member crew from Firm B, third Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment, based mostly out of North Canton, Ohio, have been deployed Oct. 11-17, 2018, and delivered water, meals and rescue personnel in help of Hurricane Michael restoration efforts.

(Ohio Nationwide Guard photograph by Chief Warrant Officer Three Cody Schapson)

A U.S. soldier with 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, steadies the rope earlier than rappelling down a cliff throughout a category Sept. 20, 2018, at Chaubattia Army Station in India. The Yudh Abhyas train enhances the joint capabilities of each the U.S. and Indian armies and helps foster partnerships in the Indo-Asia Pacific area.

(U.S. Military photograph by Employees Sgt. Samuel Northrup)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 14, 2018) Sonar Technician 1st Class Larry Lowe, from Los Angeles, supervises the decreasing of a Mark 46 torpedo as it’s relocated from the surface-vessel torpedo tubes to the torpedo journal aboard the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112). Michael Murphy is underway conducting routine operations in the third Fleet space of operations.

(U.S. Navy photograph by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin R. Pacheco)

A U.S. Military Soldier prepares a RQ-11 Raven B for flight throughout the subject coaching portion of a Unmanned Aerial System operator’s course on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 10, 2018.

(U.S. Air Nationwide Guard photograph by Grasp Sgt. Matt Hecht)

A U.S. Customs and Border Safety Air and Marine Operations UH-60 Black Hawk flight crew conduct a flyover of the Florida panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael as the storm left a swath of destruction throughout the space close to Panama Metropolis, Florida, October 11, 2018. The flight originated at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida. U.S. Customs and Border Safety

(Photograph by Glenn Fawcett)

The U.S. Military Corps of Engineers screens now-Tropical Storm Michael on Oct 10, 2018. Air Drive Maj. James “J.D.” Melton, climate officer, U.S. Military Corps of Engineers, offers an replace to senior management at USACE headquarters in Washington, D.C.

(Photograph by Evan Dyson)

New York Air Nationwide Guard Brig. Gen. Timothy J. LaBarge, the New York Nationwide Guard Director of Joint Employees, and Command Chief Grasp Sgt. Maureen Dooley, the senior rating noncommissioned officer for the New York Air Nationwide Guard, current a wreath from President Donald Trump at the gravesite of President Chester A. Arthur in Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, N.Y. on October 5, 2018. Representatives of the United States Armed Forces current a wreath from the present president at the gravesite of previous presidents on their birthdays. Arthur, the 21st President of the United States, was born on Oct. 5, 1829.

( U.S. Air Nationwide Guard Photograph by Senior Grasp Sgt. William Gizara)

SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 2, 2018) Hull Upkeep Technician third Class Visal Sath, proper, from Charlotte, N.C., and Electrician’s Mate Fireman Brandi Petersen, middle, from Bloomington, Calif., assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), chisel a concrete slab at the San Francisco Hearth Division Treasure Island Coaching Facility as half the annual Protection Help of Civilian Authorities (DSCA) full-scale train throughout San Francisco Fleet Week 2018. San Francisco Fleet Week is a chance for the American public to satisfy their Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard groups and expertise America‚Äôs sea providers. Throughout fleet week, service members take part in numerous group service occasions, showcase capabilities and gear to the group, and luxuriate in the hospitality of San Francisco and its surrounding areas.

(U.S. Navy photograph by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes)

The Greatest Warrior Competitors was held at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., and the Pentagon from Sept. 30 to Oct. 5. The 22 Troopers competing, representing 11 instructions from throughout the Military, will conclude right now. The winners might be introduced on social media on Monday, Oct. eight.

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Sailors and Marines aboard the USS Wasp man the rails as the ship arrives at Singapore. Previous to the ship’s arrival in Singapore, the members offered Protection Help to Civil Authorities in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands following the aftermath of Hurricane Mangkhut and carried out coaching in the East and South China Seas. Wasp, the flagship for the Wasp Amphibious Prepared Group, is working in the Indo-Pacific area to reinforce amphibious capabilities with regional companions and to function a ready-response drive for any sort of contingency.

(U.S. Navy /Daniel Barker)

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