Children visiting the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center practice Marine Corps drills during a mock combined arms exercise on Felix Field in Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 26, 2013.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Paul Martinez
U.S. Army Sgt. Stephen Ogden provides security for potential threats at an Afghan border police checkpoint near Forward Operating Base Torkham in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, Nov. 18, 2013. Ogden, a team leader, is assigned to 10th Mountain Division's Company C, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Provost
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. James Fleming, left, speaks with a local police officer with the help of his interpreter, right, at the police outpost in Delaram in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 16, 2013. Fleming spoke with police at the outpost about their training and security operations.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul Peterson
U.S. Navy Seabees use a 40-ton hydraulic crane to replace a 6,000-pound transformer that powers portions of Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 21, 2013. The sailors are assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3.
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Fahey
Paratroopers prepare to conduct airborne training with T-10D parachutes on Fort Bragg, N.C., Nov. 21, 2013. The paratroopers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Armas
Army Sgt. Jon Garcia inspects the safety equipment inside a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during phase three rappel testing on Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 20, 2013. Garcia is an air assault instructor. During the 10-day course, soldiers qualify to conduct air mobile and air assault helicopter operations including aircraft orientation, slingload operations, proper rappelling techniques and fast-rope techniques.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar
The East Coast Marine Corps Combined Band marches in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 28, 2013. The band includes 80 instrumentalists from the Marine Corps' three largest East Coast installations; Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. A.J. Rasure
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher T. Crawford, left, gives U.S. Army Spc. Victor W. Stephans, his tray of food while serving lunch at the Koele Dining Facility during Thanksgiving Day on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 28, 2013. Crawford, the senior enlisted advisor, and Stephens, a mechanic, are assigned to 101st Special Troops Battalion.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario