U.S. Navy SEALs and Marines prepare to board a ship from rigid-hull inflatable boats as they conduct a joint visit, board, search, and seizure exercise during composite training unit exercise, or COMPTUEX, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 20, 2015. The Marines,
assigned to Force Reconnaissance Platoon, Maritime Raid Force, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and sailors assigned to the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group are participating in COMPUTEX in preparation for their deployment to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility this fall.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andre Dakis
U.S. Navy Seaman Amber Greenwood watches as a tugboat assists the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard as it leaves port in Darwin, Australia, July 27, 2015. Greenwood is a hospitalman. The Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor A. Elberg
An EA-6B Prowler aircraft undergoes pre-flight inspections before a Red Flag 15-3 night training sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 28, 2015. The Prowler and crew are assigned to Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. Air Force units from around the Department of Defense deploy to Nellis AFB to participate in Red Flag exercises that are typically held three to four times a year and organized by the 414th Combat Training Squadron.
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinhol
Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Nathan Champion points out the different emergency exit features on the UH-72 Lakota helicopter to firefighters from Santa Rosa at the Rocky Fire helibase near Clear Lake, Calif., Aug. 1, 2015. Champion is a pilot assigned to the California Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment.
U.S. Army photo
Army Pfc. Oscar Gonzales, left, and Army Sgt. Michael S. Sloan refuel and perform maintenance on a UH-72 Lakota helicopter at the Middleton Helibase, Middleton, Calif., Aug. 1, 2015. Gonzales and Sloan are crew chiefs assigned to the California Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 26th Aviation Regiment, assisting in efforts to fight the ongoing Rocky Fire, which has consumed more than 45,000 acres in Yolo, Lake and Colusa Counties in Northern California.
U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Eddie Siguenza
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Joshua Simmons prepares for an M2 Browning .50-caliber machine gun during Operation River Assault, a training exercise involving Army engineers and other support elements to create a modular bridge on the water across the Arkansas River on a gun range at Fort Chaffee, Ark., Aug. 2, 2015. Simmons is an combat engineer assigned to the 346th Engineer Company, Route Clearance.
U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret
UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopters touch down on a landing zone during a mass casualty evacuation exercise on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Aug. 2, 2015. The helicopter crews are assigned to the 7th Brigade, 158th Aviation Regiment.
U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Dayan Neely
Air Force Sgt. Corey Johnson, right, discusses the mission with soldiers participating in urban operations training during Northern Strike 15 on Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Mich., July 21, 2015. Johnson is a Joint Terminal Attack controller assigned to the Georgia National Guard and the soldiers are police officers assigned to the Illinois National Guard's 233rd Military Police Company. Northern Strike assesses joint air-to-ground capability and involves hundreds of military personnel from 20 different states as well as Canada, Latvia, Poland and Australia.
Michigan National Guard photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Helen Miller
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