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Joe Gutierrez hands out gifts to students during a community outreach event at an elementary school in Chanthaburi, Thailand, Dec. 21, 2015. Gutierrez, a midshipman cadet from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, is assigned to the USNS Walter S. Diehl.

U.S. Navy photo by Grady T. Fontana

#USNavy   #Navy   #Chanthaburi   #Thailand   #MerchantMarineAcademy  +U.S. Navy 
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U.S. airmen wave out the back of a C-130H Hercules to the people of Kayangel, Palau, Dec. 11, 2015, during Operation Christmas Drop. Every December, C-130H Hercules aircrews stationed on Yokota Air Base, Japan, execute low-cost, low-altitude humanitarian airdrops to residents of Palau, the Northern Mariana Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia.

U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe

#USAF   #AirForce   #OperationChristmasDrop   #Palau   #NorthernMarianaIslands   #FederatedStatesofMicronesia  +United States Air Force+ Community  #HappyHolidays  
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A U.S. soldier provides security during a convoy exercise on Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Dec. 15, 2015. The soldier is assigned to the 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command.

U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Emily Houdershieldt

#USArmy   #Army   #GrafenwoehrTrainingArea   #Germany  +The U.S. Army 
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n F-35B Lightning II sits as the sun sets on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 10, 2015. The aircraft is participating in Exercise Steel Knight, an integrated live-fire exercise with the 1st Marine Division.

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron Storm

#USMC   #Marines   #F35   #TwentyninePalms   #ExerciseSteelKnight  
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U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18s with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 link up and perform an Air to Air refuel during a combat mission in the skies of Iraq. The ‘Red Devils’ of VMFA-232 are currently deployed with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command and provide offensive strike and close air support to Operation Inherent Resolve and the global fight against ‎ISIL‬.

#USMC   #Marines   #CENTCOM   #InherentResolve   #ISIL  
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An F-22 Raptor, Royal Air Force Typhoon FGR4 and French air force Rafale fly in formation as part of a trilateral exercise held at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. The exercise simulates a highly contested, degraded and operationally limited environment where U.S. and partner pilots and ground crews can test their readiness.

United States Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kayla Newman

#USAirForce   #AirForce   #F22   #RoyalAirForce   #FrenchAirForce  
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An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the HSC-7 Dusty Dogs flies toward the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO-196) during a replenishment at sea with the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). 
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and India's Minister of Defense Manohar Parrikar will visit the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower later this afternoon for a tour and to observe flight operations.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jameson E. Lynch

#USNavy   #Navy   #CVN69  +U.S. Navy 
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A U.S. Army Special Operations Forces parachute team member descends toward Luzon Drop Zone during the 18th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop on Camp Mackall, N.C., Dec. 7, 2015. Operation Toy Drop is the world's largest combined airborne operation during which service members help provide children in need with toys for the holidays.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis

#ArmySpecialOperations   #ArmySpecOps   #parachute   #RandyOlerMemorial   #OperationToyDrop  
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U.S. sailors train with the LA9/P laser hail and warning system on the fantail of the USS Harry S. Truman in the Atlantic Ocean, Nov. 28, 2015.

U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class J.R. Pacheco

#USNavy   #Navy   #Laser   #USSHarryTruman  +U.S. Navy 
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As the nation observes the 74th anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, the DoD honors the men and women who sacrificed their lives, and those who fought to preserve the nation's freedom.
#DoD   #DepartmentofDefense    #PearlHarbor74  
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