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July 2014

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President Barack Obama and former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts enter the East Room of the White House for a Medal of Honor ceremony, July 21, 2014. He was selected for the honor for continuing to fight after sustaining life-threatening injuries during a fierce battle in Afghanistan July 13, 2008. Pitts served as a forward observer with Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade. DoD photo by EJ Hersom



U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, right, meets with Japanese Ambassador to the United States Kenichiro Sasae, center left, at the Pentagon, July 21, 2014. Both leaders discussed matters of mutual concern. DoD photo by Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz



Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, gives opening remarks during the U.S. Army Reserve 2014 Commander's Conference in Alexandria, Va., July 21, 2014. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton



Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visits the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Washington, D.C., July 21, 2014, to sign a condolence book in memory of the 192 Dutch citizens who were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt



U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Daniel Gregory welds metal pieces on Aviano Air Base, Italy, July 9, 2014. The fabrication flight is responsible for fashioning tools, aircraft components and other support systems tailored to the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Gregory is a 31st Maintenance Squadron metals technology journeyman. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman



A landing craft air cushion arrives at Kawaihae Harbor, Hawaii, July 17, 2014, during Rim of the Pacific 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in the world's largest international maritime exercise. The event provides training to help participants foster the cooperative relationships critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katarzyna Kobiljak



A Marine sprints to his next position during a live-fire exercise at the Army National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif., July 13, 2014. The Marine is assigned to Foxtrot Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. The Marines completed numerous live-fire exercises and tested the capabilities of companies within the battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justis Beauregard



An F/A-18E Super Hornet lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Gulf, July 16, 2014. The carrier is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The Hornet is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 31. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Margaret Keith

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