Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Col. Johnny K. Davis, commander of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as "The Old Guard," render honors during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute to Hagel on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Jan. 28, 2015. President Barack Obama hosted the event, which included remarks by Vice President Joe Biden and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Hagel is the 24th defense secretary.
U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Laura Buchta
Robert Wallace, assistant adjutant general and executive director, Washington Office Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States greets Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, as he arrives for a reception hosted by members of the Veterans Service Organizations in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2015. The group honored Hagel for all he has done while in office, and Hagel thanked the group for all they do for service members.
DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Soldiers work with members of the Scituate Fire Department dive team to assist residents trapped in an area of flood water in Scituate, Mass., Jan. 27, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the Massachusetts National Guard's 1058th Transportation Company and were called to duty to support local and state agencies during the Winter Storm Juno response.
Massachusetts National Guard photo by U.S. Army National Guard 1st Sgt. Don Veitch
Navy Seabees conduct surface supplied diving operations during diver training aboard the USAV Matamoros on Naval Air Station Key West, Fla. Jan. 16, 2015. The diver training is a two-week, joint training evolution between the Underwater Construction Team One and the Underwater Construction Team Two.
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler N. Thompson
U.S. soldiers distribute parachutes before an airborne operation into Bunker drop zone at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Jan. 21, 2015. The soldiers are paratroopers assigned to the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade.
U.S. Army photo by Gerhard Seuffert
U.S. paratroopers prepare inside the Postonja Barracks to patrol the Pocek training area in Postonja, Slovenia, Jan. 23, 2015. The mission of the 173rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade is to conduct a partnered squad - level field training exercise on the Pocek training Area. The training helped increase NATO inter-operability and allowed for partnered, individual skills proficiency for assigned paratroopers. The paratroopers are assigned to Company A, 173rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade.
U.S. Army photo by Graigg Faggionato
U.S. and NATO troops attend a briefing to better understand each others capabilities,
work out communications issues to enhance combat operations during exercise Allied Spirit I at Hohenfels Training Center, Hohenfels, Germany, Jan. 18, 2015. The U.S. soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Calvary Regiment, 42nd Armored Infantry Battalion. The exercise includes more than 2,000 participants from Canada, Hungary, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and United States. Allied Spirit is exercising tactical interoperability and testing secure communications within NATO allies.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jacob Sawyer
Soldiers prepare a high mobility multi-wheeled vehicle to be transported during slingload training by a CH-47F Chinook helicopter on Fort Drum, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and the helicopter crew is assigned to the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade.
U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
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