• A U.S. UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crew chief, assigned to the Alaska National Guard, conducts water ubcket operations during a fire-fighting mission south of Tok, Alaska, June 26, 2015.  Two UH-60 helicopters aided in fighting the wildfire in coordination with the Bureau of Land Management, Fire Services based out of Fort Washington, Alaska.

    Alaska National Guard fights Alaska wildfires

    A U.S. UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crew chief, assigned to the Alaska National Guard, conducts water ubcket operations during a fire-fighting mission south of Tok, Alaska, June 26, 2015. Two UH-60 helicopters aided in fighting the wildfire in...

  • Lithuanian Land Forces Soldiers from 2nd Coy, Iron Wolf Brigade fire a smoke screen from an M113A1 Armored Personnel Carrier during a joint live-fire exercise with their American partners - U.S. Army unit Team Eagle, Task Force 2-7 Infantry, held at the Great Lithuanian Hetman Jonusas Radvila Training Regiment, in Rukla, Lithuania, May 22, 2015. As part of Atlantic Resolve, an ongoing multi-national partnership focused on joint training and security cooperation between the U.S. and other NATO allies, the Soldiers of Team Eagle work with and around their Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, French and German allies on a daily basis.

    Atlantic Resolve

    Lithuanian Land Forces Soldiers from 2nd Coy, Iron Wolf Brigade fire a smoke screen from an M113A1 Armored Personnel Carrier during a joint live-fire exercise with their American partners - U.S. Army unit Team Eagle, Task Force 2-7 Infantry, held at...

  • President Barack Obama bestows the Medal of Honor to Army Sgt. William Shemin, accepting on his behalf are his daughters Elsie Shemin-Roth (middle) and Ina Bass (left), in the East Room of the White House, June 2, 2015.  Shemin, a Jewish-American, distinguished himself as a member of 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, American Expeditionary Forces, during combat operations against the enemy on the Vesle River, near Bazoches, France, during World War I.  While serving as a rifleman from August 7-9, 1918, Shemin left the cover of his platoon's trench and crossed open space in full sight of the Germans, repeatedly exposing himself to heavy machine gun and rifle fire to rescue the wounded.  After officers and senior noncommissioned officers had become casualties, Shemin took command of the platoon and displayed great initiative under fire, until he was wounded, Aug. 9.  Shemin was wounded by shrapnel and a machine-gun bullet that pierced his helmet that was lodged behind his left ear, leaving him partially deaf.

    Medal of Honor to Army Sgt. William Shemin

    President Barack Obama bestows the Medal of Honor to Army Sgt. William Shemin, accepting on his behalf are his daughters Elsie Shemin-Roth (middle) and Ina Bass (left), in the East Room of the White House, June 2, 2015. Shemin, a Jewish-American...

  • Ina Bass (3rd from left) and Elsie Shemin-Roth represent their father, World War I Sgt. William Shemin, while Command Sgt. Maj. Louis Wilson (2nd right), of the New York Army National Guard, represents World War I then-Pvt. Henry Johnson as they are inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., June 3, 2015.

    Hall of Heroes Ceremony

    Ina Bass (3rd from left) and Elsie Shemin-Roth represent their father, World War I Sgt. William Shemin, while Command Sgt. Maj. Louis Wilson (2nd right), of the New York Army National Guard, represents World War I then-Pvt. Henry Johnson as they are...

  • U.S. service members from the Defense POW/ MIA Accounting Agency, or DPAA, escort the recently disinterred remains of a service member from the U.S.S. Oklahoma, previously buried as unknown.  The disinterments taking place at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HIawaii, June 8, 2015, were conducted in effort to identify the U.S. service members.  The mission of DPAA is to conduct global search, recovery and laboratory operations to provide the fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel to their families and the nation.

    Defense POW/ MIA Accounting Agency

    U.S. service members from the Defense POW/ MIA Accounting Agency, or DPAA, escort the recently disinterred remains of a service member from the U.S.S. Oklahoma, previously buried as unknown. The disinterments taking place at the National Memorial...

  • Army visually impaired cycling teams finish together to take the gold, silver and bronze in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 21, 2015.

    2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games: Cycling

    Army visually impaired cycling teams finish together to take the gold, silver and bronze in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 21, 2015.

  • U.S. Army active duty and veteran athletes raise the Chairman's Cup and celebrate their victory during the closing ceremony for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, June 28. The DOD Warrior Games were held June 19-28. The games are an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. Approximately 250 athletes, representing teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the British Armed Forces will compete in archery, cycling, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball at Marine Corp Base Quantico, Va.

    Chairman's Cup

    U.S. Army active duty and veteran athletes raise the Chairman's Cup and celebrate their victory during the closing ceremony for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, June 28. The DOD Warrior Games were held June...

  • Pfc. Johnny Allen, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Charlie Company, places American flags at the headstones in Section 12 of Arlington National Cemetery during "Flags in," May 21, 2015, in Arlington, Va. The Old Guard has conducted "Flags-in" - when an American flag is placed at every headstone - since 1948.

    "Flags in"

    Pfc. Johnny Allen, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Charlie Company, places American flags at the headstones in Section 12 of Arlington National Cemetery during "Flags in," May 21, 2015, in Arlington, Va. The Old Guard has conducted...

  • Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, move their injured Soldier from one building to another during an exercise mission in Fort Bragg, N.C., April 15, 2015, as part of the Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01. It is an 82nd Airborne Division-led bilateral training event at Fort Bragg, N.C., from April 13-20, 2015. This is the largest exercise of its kind held at Fort Bragg in nearly 20 years and demonstrates interoperability between U.S. and U.K. Army Soldiers in addition to U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and Royal Air Force airmen, and U.S. Marines stationed out of Camp Lejeune, N.C.

    Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd...

    Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, move their injured Soldier from one building to another during an exercise mission in Fort Bragg, N.C., April 15, 2015, as part of the Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01...

  • U.S. Army and British paratroopers perform a static-line jump at Holland Drop Zone in preparation for Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01 at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 11, 2015. Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01 is an 82nd Airborne Division-led bilateral training event at Fort Bragg, N.C., taking place April 13-20, 2015. This is the largest exercise of its kind held at Fort Bragg in nearly 20 years and demonstrates interoperability between U.S. Army and British Army soldiers, U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and Royal Air Force airmen and U.S. Marines.

    Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01

    U.S. Army and British paratroopers perform a static-line jump at Holland Drop Zone in preparation for Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01 at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 11, 2015. Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01 is an 82nd...

  • The winners of the 2015 Best Ranger Competition, Sgt. 1st Class Timothy
Briggs and Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Lemma, complete The Final Buddy Run in Camp
Rogers on April 12, 2015, at Fort Benning, Ga. The competition was started
in 1982 to determine the best two-man team, Army wide, as a way to honor Lt.
Gen. David E. Grange Jr., who was a former Ranger instructor and department
director.

    2015 Best Ranger Competition: Day three

    The winners of the 2015 Best Ranger Competition, Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Briggs and Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Lemma, complete The Final Buddy Run in Camp Rogers on April 12, 2015, at Fort Benning, Ga. The competition was started in 1982 to determine the...

  • Aviators from the Bravo Company, 3-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, provide aviation support for helocast training, April 2, 2015, with Soldiers from the Latvian Special Forces over the Daugava River in Latvia.

    Soldiers from the Latvian Special Forces

    Aviators from the Bravo Company, 3-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, provide aviation support for helocast training, April 2, 2015, with Soldiers from the Latvian Special Forces over the Daugava River in Latvia.

  • Retired Staff Sgt. Tim Payne competes in seated discus during Army Trials at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, April 1, 2015. Athletes in the trials are competing for a spot on the Army's team in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games.

    Army Trials at Fort Bliss

    Retired Staff Sgt. Tim Payne competes in seated discus during Army Trials at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, April 1, 2015. Athletes in the trials are competing for a spot on the Army's team in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games.

  • Spc. Justin Yarnell, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, helps an Iraqi army soldier during a weapons qualification at Camp Taji, Iraq, March 8, 2015. Yarnell and his fellow 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers are deployed to advise, teach and mentor Iraqi Security Forces so they are better prepared to fight Da'ish.

    Prepared to fight Da'ish

    Spc. Justin Yarnell, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, helps an Iraqi army soldier during a weapons qualification at Camp Taji, Iraq, March 8, 2015. Yarnell and his fellow 82nd...

  • A Soldier assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne),
salutes his fellow Soldiers while jumping out of a C-130 Hercules aircraft
over a drop zone in Germany, Feb. 24, 2015.

    Salute

    A Soldier assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), salutes his fellow Soldiers while jumping out of a C-130 Hercules aircraft over a drop zone in Germany, Feb. 24, 2015.

  • Dragoons assigned to Bull Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment participated in a live-fire exercise at Grafenwoehr Training Area located near Rose Barracks, Germany, March 5, 2015. Troopers conducted group and tactical movements while attacking an objective assisted by their Strykers and mortar fire during the exercise.

    Dragoons assigned to Bull Troop, 1st Squadron...

    Dragoons assigned to Bull Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment participated in a live-fire exercise at Grafenwoehr Training Area located near Rose Barracks, Germany, March 5, 2015. Troopers conducted group and tactical movements while attacking an...

  • CH-47F Chinook helicopter crew chiefs, assigned to 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, support 1st Special Forces Group during helocast operations into the waters off of Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii, March 16, 2015.

    CH-47F Chinook helicopter crew chiefs, assigned...

    CH-47F Chinook helicopter crew chiefs, assigned to 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, support 1st Special Forces Group during helocast operations into the waters off of Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii, March 16, 2015.

  • Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey thanks his mother during the swearing-in ceremony for Dailey as the 15th sergeant major of the Army, Jan. 30, at the Pentagon. Dailey will serve as the Army chief of staff's personal adviser on matters affecting the Army's enlisted force.

    Swearing-in ceremony

    Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey thanks his mother during the swearing-in ceremony for Dailey as the 15th sergeant major of the Army, Jan. 30, at the Pentagon. Dailey will serve as the Army chief of staff's personal adviser on matters affecting the Army's...

  • Chief of Staff of the Army General Raymond T. Odierno's testimony on the impact of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and Sequestration on National Security at the Senate Armed Service Committee congressional testimony, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2015.

    SASC congressional testimony

    Chief of Staff of the Army General Raymond T. Odierno's testimony on the impact of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and Sequestration on National Security at the Senate Armed Service Committee congressional testimony, Dirksen Senate Office Building...

  • Paratroopers from 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct an airborne operation from a U.S. Air Force 86th Air Wing C-130 Hercules aircraft at Juliet Drop Zone in Pordenone, Italy, Jan. 13, 2015. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the Army Contingency Response Force in Europe, capable of projecting ready forces anywhere in the U.S. European, Africa or Central Command areas of responsibility within 18 hours.

    Airborne operation

    Paratroopers from 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct an airborne operation from a U.S. Air Force 86th Air Wing C-130 Hercules aircraft at Juliet Drop Zone in Pordenone, Italy, Jan. 13, 2015. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is...

  • Sgt. David L. Kappel, an infantry trainer assigned to A Company, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, adjusts the rifle of an Iraqi army trainee, as he instructs them on how to properly "stack" in preparation to move toward their objective, Jan. 7, at Camp Taji, Iraq. Kappel is one of over 150 "Dreadnaughts" of 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment who are advising several Iraqi army battalions, providing new recruits advanced training and assisting Iraqi cadre by teaching small unit tactics and leadership.

    "Dreadnaughts"

    Sgt. David L. Kappel, an infantry trainer assigned to A Company, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, adjusts the rifle of an Iraqi army trainee, as he instructs them on how to properly "stack" in...

  • Spc. Morgan Austin, communications specialist with Joint Forces Command -- United Assistance, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), holds up the U.S. flag during a promotion and re-enlistment ceremony, Jan. 1, 2015, at Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia. 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.

    Operation United Assistance

    Spc. Morgan Austin, communications specialist with Joint Forces Command -- United Assistance, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), holds up the U.S. flag during a promotion and re-enlistment...

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