• Riggers with the 372nd Inland Cargo Transportation Company attach a sling load to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter with Task Force Iron Knights during an airlift operation at Roberts International Airport, Dec. 12, 2014.  The mission was to airlift incinerators to a new Ebola treatment unit built in support of Operation United Assistance. Task Force Iron Knights is comprised of element of the 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armor Division deployed as part of Joint Forces Command -- United Assistance.  United Assistance is a Department of Defense operation to provide command and control, logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West African nations.

    Task Force Iron Knights

    Riggers with the 372nd Inland Cargo Transportation Company attach a sling load to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter with Task Force Iron Knights during an airlift operation at Roberts International Airport, Dec. 12, 2014. The mission was to airlift...

  • A Navy football player is tackled during the 115th meeting between the United States Military Academy and United States Naval Academy at M&T Bank stadium in Baltimore, Md., Dec. 13, 2014. The Army--Navy Game, commencing in 1890, has been held at several locations throughout its history, including Baltimore and New York City.

    Army--Navy Game

    A Navy football player is tackled during the 115th meeting between the United States Military Academy and United States Naval Academy at M&T Bank stadium in Baltimore, Md., Dec. 13, 2014. The Army--Navy Game, commencing in 1890, has been held at...

  • Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commander, ISAF Joint Command and Command Sgt. Maj. Isaia T. Vimoto complete casing the XVIII Airborne Corps colors, during the ISAF Joint Command (IJC) and XVIII Airborne Corps colors casing ceremony, Dec. 8, 2014, at North Kabul Afghanistan International Airport, Afghanistan. The IJC's five-year mission was to provide comprehensive operations to neutralize the insurgency in specified areas, and supports improved governance and development in order to protect the Afghan people and provide a secure environment for sustainable peace.

    Colors casing ceremony

    Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commander, ISAF Joint Command and Command Sgt. Maj. Isaia T. Vimoto complete casing the XVIII Airborne Corps colors, during the ISAF Joint Command (IJC) and XVIII Airborne Corps colors casing ceremony, Dec. 8, 2014, at North...

  • Members of the 72nd Community Church in Liberia show their appreciation to U.S. Soldiers for their role in fighting Ebola, Dec. 6, 2014, at the National Police Training Academy, Paynesville, Liberia. They held up signs and chanted "Take Ebola down to zero!" Operation United Assistance is a Department of Defense operation in Liberia to provide logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa.

    Appreciation to U.S. Soldiers for their role in fighting Ebola

    Members of the 72nd Community Church in Liberia show their appreciation to U.S. Soldiers for their role in fighting Ebola, Dec. 6, 2014, at the National Police Training Academy, Paynesville, Liberia. They held up signs and chanted "Take Ebola down to...

  • A UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter from the 4th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment "Brawlers," 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, picks up a sling load of ammunition with the help of some Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment "China," 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd ID, here Dec. 1. The Brawlers are operating in support of the 3-15th IN's training exercise, China Focus II, Dec. 1, 2014.

    Sling load of ammunition

    A UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter from the 4th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment "Brawlers," 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, picks up a sling load of ammunition with the help of some Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion...

  • An enemy compound burns after a training scenario during Decisive Action Rotation 15-02 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Nov. 15, 2014. The decisive action rotations allow conventional forces to work with elite forces, such as Ranger and Special Forces.

    Decisive Action Rotation 15-02

    An enemy compound burns after a training scenario during Decisive Action Rotation 15-02 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Nov. 15, 2014. The decisive action rotations allow conventional forces to work with elite forces, such as...

  • U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Stephen Townsend, left, commander of Combined Joint Task Force 10, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Lewis cased their colors and ended the Regional Command East mission as the International Security Assistance Force transitioned to the Resolute Support mission during a ceremony on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 4, 2014.

    Regional Command East Inactivation Ceremony

    U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Stephen Townsend, left, commander of Combined Joint Task Force 10, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Lewis cased their colors and ended the Regional Command East mission as the International Security Assistance Force transitioned to the...

  • Soldiers from Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division fire ceremonial rounds from their M1A2 Abrams Tanks at the Adazi Training Area, Latvia, Nov. 6, 2014. The Soldiers, who are here to assist in training the Latvian Land Forces as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, were part of an exhibit to dignitaries and local media. These rounds mark the first firing of tank rounds in Latvia since 1994. These activities are part of the U.S. Army Europe-led Operation Atlantic Resolve land force assurance training taking place across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland to enhance multinational interoperability, strengthen relationships among allied militaries, contribute to regional stability and demonstrate U.S. commitment to NATO.

    Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Soldiers from Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division fire ceremonial rounds from their M1A2 Abrams Tanks at the Adazi Training Area, Latvia, Nov. 6, 2014. The Soldiers, who are here to assist...

  • Pfc. Kaiya Capuchino (left), United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases combat medic, helps a student don personal protective equipment during hazardous material training Oct. 30, 2014, at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii. Members of the USAMRIID conducted the class to help ensure Service members and civilians are better prepared to react to and defend themselves against infectious diseases at Tripler Army Medical Center.

    Personal protective equipment

    Pfc. Kaiya Capuchino (left), United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases combat medic, helps a student don personal protective equipment during hazardous material training Oct. 30, 2014, at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii...

  • President Barack Obama and Helen Loring Ensign, a descendant of 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing, hold an encased Medal of Honor as the Secretary of the Army John McHugh, congressmen James Sensenbrenner, Jr. and Ron Kind and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald, stand for photos during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 6, 2014. Cushing was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863.

    President Barack Obama and Helen Loring Ensign...

    President Barack Obama and Helen Loring Ensign, a descendant of 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing, hold an encased Medal of Honor as the Secretary of the Army John McHugh, congressmen James Sensenbrenner, Jr. and Ron Kind and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert...

  • The Secretary of the Army John McHugh presents the Medal of Honor plaque and citation to Helen Loring Ensign, a descendant of U.S. Army 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing, as the Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work, the Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III watch, during a Hall of Heroes induction ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, Nov. 7, 2014. Cushing was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863.

    Hall of Heroes induction ceremony

    The Secretary of the Army John McHugh presents the Medal of Honor plaque and citation to Helen Loring Ensign, a descendant of U.S. Army 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing, as the Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work, the Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S...

  • Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., is greeted by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, Joint Forces Command commander, after arriving in Liberia, during Operation United Assistance, Oct. 28, 2014. Power is currently touring the three most affected countries by the Ebola virus in Africa, to show U.S. support. The mission of the JFC-UA is to support the lead federal agency, the U.S. Agency for International Development, response to the Ebola virus outbreak in Liberia, by building Ebola treatment units, training healthcare workers and providing logistical support.

    Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky greets Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N.

    Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., is greeted by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, Joint Forces Command commander, after arriving in Liberia, during Operation United Assistance, Oct. 28, 2014. Power is currently touring the three most affected...

  • U.S. Army Soldiers from the 555th Engineer Brigade jump from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during helocast operations at American Lake on Fort Lewis, Washington, Oct. 9, 2014. The helocast is the first the unit has conducted and is part of the brigade's program to prepare Soldiers for the Sapper Leader Course.

    Sapper Leader Course

    U.S. Army Soldiers from the 555th Engineer Brigade jump from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during helocast operations at American Lake on Fort Lewis, Washington, Oct. 9, 2014. The helocast is the first the unit has conducted and is part of the brigade's...

  • U.S. Marines and Army personnel return to Monrovia, Liberia, via U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 aircraft, after a site survey of a future Ebola treatment unit site near Barclayville, Liberia. The U.S. Agency for International Development is the lead U.S. Government organization for Operation United Assistance. U.S. Africa Command is supporting the effort by providing command and control, logistics, training and engineering assets to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West African nations. For more news and information about the Army's response to the Ebola threat, go to www.army.mil/article/136170/.

    Clearing the way for Ebola treatment unit sites

    U.S. Marines and Army personnel return to Monrovia, Liberia, via U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 aircraft, after a site survey of a future Ebola treatment unit site near Barclayville, Liberia. The U.S. Agency for International Development is the lead U.S...

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh holds the ribbon for Solonei Da Silva, the first male runner to cross the finish line, during 30th Annual Army Ten-Miler at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Oct. 12, 2014. More than 35,000 participants from all over the world ran the ten-mile course that took them through the National Capital Region.

    2014 Army Ten Miler

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh holds the ribbon for Solonei Da Silva, the first male runner to cross the finish line, during 30th Annual Army Ten-Miler at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Oct. 12, 2014. More than 35,000 participants from all over the...

  • Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno (right) and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III (left) hold the ribbon as Kerri Gallagher, the first female finisher of the 2014 Army Ten Miler, crosses the finish line. This is the third year in a row that Gallagher has take top honors in the Army Ten Miler. More than 35,000 runners took part in this year's run.

    2014 Army Ten Miler

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno (right) and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III (left) hold the ribbon as Kerri Gallagher, the first female finisher of the 2014 Army Ten Miler, crosses the finish line. This is the third year in a...

  • Paratroopers from 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade land after a jump at Juliet Drop Zone in Pordenone, Italy, Sept. 24. The U.S. Army paratroopers conducting an airborne operation with T-11 parachutes from C-130 Hercules Aircraft of the 86th Airlift Wing are stationed at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

    U.S. Army paratroopers

    Paratroopers from 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade land after a jump at Juliet Drop Zone in Pordenone, Italy, Sept. 24. The U.S. Army paratroopers conducting an airborne operation with T-11 parachutes from C-130 Hercules Aircraft...

  • Army team captain Frank Barroqueiro raises the Commander's Cup presented to him by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey, second from right, during a halftime of the Navy-Air Force football game presentation honoring the 2014 Warrior Games athletes in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Oct. 4, 2014.

    Warrior Games 2014

    Army team captain Frank Barroqueiro raises the Commander's Cup presented to him by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey, second from right, during a halftime of the Navy-Air Force football game presentation honoring the...

  • Gen. John F. Campbell, commander, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, speaks with United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron upon Prime Minister Cameron's arrival in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 3, 2014. Cameron made an unannounced visit to Kabul to meet with the new unity government, four days after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was sworn into office.

    COMISAF meets Prime Minister Cameron

    Gen. John F. Campbell, commander, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, speaks with United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron upon Prime Minister Cameron's arrival in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 3, 2014. Cameron made an...

  • Expeditionary medical support equipment, known as EMEDS, is unloaded for use in containing an Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. Supporting Operation United Assistance, EMEDS is a 25-bed hospital for health workers. USAID is the lead U.S. Government organization for Operation United Assistance. U.S. Africa Command, through U.S. Army Africa is supporting the effort by providing command and control, logistics, training and engineering assets to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West African nations.  For more news and information about the Army's response to the Ebola threat, go to www.army.mil/article/136170/.

    EMED package arrives in Liberia

    Expeditionary medical support equipment, known as EMEDS, is unloaded for use in containing an Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. Supporting Operation United Assistance, EMEDS is a 25-bed hospital for health workers. USAID is the lead U.S. Government...

  • National Park Service volunteer Donald Adam makes a rubbing for the family of Donald P. Sloat, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 2014. Sloat's family visited the memorial after Sloat was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on Sept. 15, 2014, for actions in Vietnam.

    Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    National Park Service volunteer Donald Adam makes a rubbing for the family of Donald P. Sloat, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 2014. Sloat's family visited the memorial after Sloat was posthumously awarded the Medal of...

  • President Barack Obama bestows the Medal of Honor to retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins in the East Room of the White House, Sept. 15, 2014.  Adkins distinguished himself during 38 hours of close-combat fighting against enemy forces on March 9 to 12, 1966.  At that time, then-Sgt. 1st Class Adkins was serving as an Intelligence Sergeant with 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces at Camp "A Shau", in the Republic of Vietnam.  During the 38-hour battle and 48-hours of escape and evasion, Adkins fought with mortars, machine guns, recoilless rifles, small arms, and hand grenades, killing an estimated 135 - 175 of the enemy and sustaining 18 different wounds.

    Medal of Honor Ceremony

    President Barack Obama bestows the Medal of Honor to retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins in the East Room of the White House, Sept. 15, 2014. Adkins distinguished himself during 38 hours of close-combat fighting against enemy forces on March 9...

  • U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 17th Regiment, are picked up by a Black Hawk helicopter after participating in a SERE exercise during Decisive Action Rotation 14-09 at the National Training Center, Aug. 13, 2014. Decisive action rotations are reflective of the complexities of potential adversaries our nation could face and include: guerrilla, insurgent, criminal and near-peer conventional forces woven into one dynamic environment.

    SERE exercise

    U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 17th Regiment, are picked up by a Black Hawk helicopter after participating in a SERE exercise during Decisive Action Rotation 14-09 at the National Training Center, Aug. 13, 2014. Decisive action...

  • "The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial pays tribute to those we lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Each Memorial Unit is comprised of a cantilevered bench, a lighted pool of flowing water, and a permanent tribute, by name, to each victim. One-hundred-and-eighty-four lives were lost at the Pentagon that day. They were men, women, and children. They were mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, sisters and brothers, daughters and sons. While the physical damage to the Pentagon was rebuilt in less than one year, these attacks changed the world, and us, forever. For more information about those lost to us that day, or to learn about the memorial, go to http://pentagonmemorial.org."

    Remembering the fallen

    "The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial pays tribute to those we lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Each Memorial Unit is comprised of a cantilevered bench, a lighted pool of flowing water, and a permanent tribute, by name, to each victim...

  • Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, hook a M777A2 Howitzer to a CH-47 Chinook from 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, during elevation sling-load training exercise on Fort Carson, Colo., Aug. 14, 2014.

    Sling-load training exercise

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, hook a M777A2 Howitzer to a CH-47 Chinook from 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, during elevation sling-load...

  • Guardsmen with the 1-303rd Cavalry Regiment remove a tree stump while clearing an area recently affected by the Chiwaukum Complex wildfires near Leavenworth, Wash., July 23, 2014. Guardsmen must remove large stumps like this one to ensure there are no remaining embers beneath that could reignite fires.

    Washington State Wildfires

    Guardsmen with the 1-303rd Cavalry Regiment remove a tree stump while clearing an area recently affected by the Chiwaukum Complex wildfires near Leavenworth, Wash., July 23, 2014. Guardsmen must remove large stumps like this one to ensure there are no...

  • Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts, wife Amy Pitts, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, listen to the reading of citation during the Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., July 22, 2014.

    Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts, wife Amy Pitts, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, listen to the reading...

  • President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts, at the White House, Washington, D.C., July 21, 2014. Pitts received the nation's highest military honor for his actions in 2008 in Wanat, Afghanistan, with 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade.

    Former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts receives Medal of Honor

    President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts, at the White House, Washington, D.C., July 21, 2014. Pitts received the nation's highest military honor for his actions in 2008 in Wanat, Afghanistan, with 2nd Platoon...

  • President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to former Sgt. Kyle White during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 13, 2014. White received the nation's highest military award for his actions in Aranas, Afghanistan, Nov. 9, 2007.

    Medal of Honor Ceremony for former Sgt. Kyle White

    President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to former Sgt. Kyle White during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 13, 2014. White received the nation's highest military award for his actions in Aranas, Afghanistan, Nov. 9, 2007.

  • Former Army Sgt. Kyle J. White is inducted into the Pentagon Hall of Heroes, May 14, 2014, one day after receiving the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan during the Battle of Aranas in 2007. Pictured from left to right are:  Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work, White, Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

    White inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    Former Army Sgt. Kyle J. White is inducted into the Pentagon Hall of Heroes, May 14, 2014, one day after receiving the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan during the Battle of Aranas in 2007. Pictured from left to right are: Deputy Secretary...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Melvin Morris, Master Sgt. Jose Rodela, and Sgt. Santiago J. Erevia, stand in the east room of the White House, Washington, March 18, 2014, after receiving the Medal of Honor for their heroic deeds during the Vietnam War. President Barack Obama presented 24 Medals of Honor in a rare ceremony meant to commemorate acts of bravery that the government concluded should of been recognized long ago.

    Valor 24 Medal of Honor Ceremony

    Sgt. 1st Class Melvin Morris, Master Sgt. Jose Rodela, and Sgt. Santiago J. Erevia, stand in the east room of the White House, Washington, March 18, 2014, after receiving the Medal of Honor for their heroic deeds during the Vietnam War. President...

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