U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Leah Lewis, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the inpatient pharmacy with the 31st Medical Support Squadron, ensures medicine is stored properly for pediatric patients at Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 23, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jenay Randolph.
Cmdr. Gregory H. Magee, the commanding officer of the 44-year-old Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous, homeported in Cape May, N.J., reads his orders during the cutter’s change-of-command ceremony Thursday, May 14, 2013. During the ceremony, Magee transferred command of the 210-foot Vigorous and 80-person crew to Cmdr. Terry M. Johns. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Cynthia Oldham.
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (May 16, 2013) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus administers the oath of office to Fire Control Technician 1st Class Earl Thurman during a commissioning ceremony aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) pierside in Manama, Bahrain. Mabus is in Bahrain as part of a larger visit throughout the region where he is meeting with military and civilian leaders to discuss maritime security and talking with Sailors and Marines to thank them for their service and sacrifice. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel welcomes Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz, center, and Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in an honor cordon at the Pentagon, May 17, 2013. The three leaders met to discuss issues of mutual interest. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo.
An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Indians of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is currently underway for a western Pacific deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Derek A. Harkins.
Soldiers of Company C “Chaos”, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2 and Weapons Company, 6th Kandak, 205th Afghan National Army exit a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near the Kheybari Ghar ridgeline in the Panjwa’i District of Afghanistan as part of “Operation Rising Sun III” May 2. The joint team traversed more than 32 kilometers of terrain while searching 82 Kuchi camps and 12 structures of interest. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth, 4th SBCT, 2nd Inf. Div. Public Affairs Office.
U.S. Air Force Capt. Gregory Ulrich, 81st Fighter Squadron pilot from Fairfield, Calif., runs through a celebratory stream of water after the last A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft tactical sortie at Spangdahlem AB May 14, 2013. The celebration marked the end of 20 years of A-10 operations on Spangdahlem AB. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo.
Team Air Force athletes enter the U.S. Olympic Training Center during the opening ceremony for the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 11. 2013. From May 11-16, more than 200 wounded, ill and injured servicemembers and veterans from the U.S. Marines, Army, Air Force and Navy, as well as a team representing U.S. Special Operations Command and an international team representing the United Kingdom, will compete for the gold in track and field, shooting, swimming, cycling, archery, wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and U.S. Air Force Academy. The military service with the most medals will win the Chairman’s Cup. DoD photo by EJ Hersom.
Two women discuss the different kind of boats available for tours at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound’s open house held in New Haven Conn., May 11, 2013. Sector crews hosted the open house event for all ages, which included boat tours, safety demonstrations, important boating safety tips from the Auxiliary and interactive displays from partner emergency response agencies.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco.
An X-47B unmanned combat air system demonstrator prepares to execute a touch and go landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). This is the first time any unmanned aircraft has completed a touch and go landing at sea. George H.W. Bush is conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Walter.
U.S. Army Lt. Col Thomas M. Feltey, commander of 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, passes the Headquarters and Headquarters Company guidon to Capt. Barry G. Ammons; symbolizing the trust being placed in the new commander during a change of command ceremony May 10, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann.
His Royal Highness, Prince Harry of Wales, and Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, Military District of Washington Commander, salute during the playing of taps at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., May 10, 2013. U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Laura Buchta.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Benjamin Liskey inspects an F/A-18 Hornet before a flight during morning operations in Pensacola, Fla., May 8, 2013. Liskey is assigned to the Blue Angels, the Navy’s flight demonstration squadron. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lindsey.
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, center, commanding general of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, and Afghan National Army (ANA) Maj. Gen. Sayed Malook, commanding general of the 215th Corps, speak to ANA soldiers during a visit to Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 9, 2013. Milley and other staff toured the Shorabak facilities and discussed coalition force operations. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tammy Hineline.