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08/27/2014

GUNNER'S GAZE

A U.S. Marine provides security from the gunner's turret of his track vehicle during an operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 15, 2014. The Marines are charged with protecting and clearing all threats near Bastion and Leatherneck camps. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cody Haas

08/27/2014

CALLING IN

Air Force Senior Airman Thomas Vamvakos, foreground, prepares to call in air support during evening operations on a gunnery range as part of Operation Northern Strike 2014 in Grayling, Mich., Aug. 13, 2014. Vamvakos is a tactical air control party specialist assigned to the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer

08/27/2014

SMOKE COVER

U.S. Marines fire their weapons under the cover of smoke during an assault on an enemy position during Exercise Koolendong on Bradshaw Training Area, Australia, Aug. 16, 2014. During the exercise, Marines established a bilateral expeditionary command in austere conditions. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James Gulliver

08/27/2014

REFUELING OVER IRAQ

A U.S. F-18 fighter jet refuels from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft over northern Iraq, Aug. 21, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel

08/27/2014

HANGAR BAY OPERATIONS

U.S. sailors work in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 21, 2014. The George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Stephens

08/27/2014

CEREMONIAL CHAT

U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III; U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove; U.S. Army Gen. John F. Campbell; and U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph H. Dunford Jr. before NATO's International Security Assistance Force change-of-command ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2014. Campbell, former Army vice chief of staff, assumed command from Dunford. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp

08/26/2014

HOOK UP

Soldiers hook a Howitzer artillery gun to a CH-47 Chinook during a sling-load training exercise on Fort Carson, Colo., Aug. 14, 2014. The artillery soldiers are with the 12th Field Artillery Regiment, and the helicopter is with 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault

08/26/2014

READY DETONATION

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Eric Acosta, left, cuts detonation cord as U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Carlos N. Diaz pulls it tight during Exercise Koolendong 14 on Bradshaw Field Training Area, Australia, Aug. 17, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joey S. Holeman Jr.

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