U.S. Marine Sgt. Matthew Houle tightens a roof bolt at the Edward P. Yorke High School construction site as part of New Horizons Belize 2014 in Belize City, Belize, April 18, 2014. The exercise brings together civil engineers from the United States and Belize to construct schools in Belize. Houle is the site foreman.
US Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Taylor Cross and his military working dog search inside a compound during a mission in Larr village in Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 25, 2014. Cross, an improvised explosive device detection dog handler, is assigned to Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. During the mission, the Marines confiscated two rocket-propelled grenades hidden in a cache.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Scanlan
Mississippi Guardsmen assist a family with salvaging items from the debris in Tupelo, Miss., April 28, 2014, following a deadly tornado that struck small communities April 27 in the state. About 50 Mississippi Guardsmen responded to help, performing a variety of missions, including traffic control, patrolling and assisting local law enforcement officers.
Mississippi National Guard photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jessica McCormick
Arkansas Guardsmen get a briefing before restarting search operations at first light in Mayflower, Ark., April 28, 2014, following a deadly tornado April 27. Local officials called for Guard assistance after the tornado ripped a 30-mile path across central Arkansas, devastating the communities of Mayflower and Vilonia. By the next day, the Arkansas Guard had 60 soldiers on state active duty to work recovery and relief efforts.The Guardsmen are assigned to the Arkansas National Guard's 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
Arkansas National Guard photo by U.S. Army Maj. Matt Snead
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jerod Dalke hands cookies to students at a school near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan province, April 16, 2014. Dalke is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division’s Company A, 502nd Infantry Regiment. Service members worked with Afghan police to distribute supplies, clothes and shoes to students.
U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Nikayla Shodeen
Air Force Capt. Patrick Weekly, right, Air Force Maj. Patrick Sims, center, and Air Force 1st Lt. Jordan Pierson, left, fly a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to Yakima, Wash., April 21, 2014. Weekly, Sims and Pierson, pilots, are assigned to the 39th Airlift Squadron, and provide tactical airlift, airdrop and aeromedical evacuation, creating an air bridge for personnel, equipment and supplies.
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, receives a briefing from Army Col. Kyle D. Campbell, commander of Brooke Army Medical Center, on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 25, 2014. The medical center includes ten organizations that provide inpatient care, outpatient care, advanced rehabilitative services and troop leadership.
DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Spc. Mathew Bailey watches troops pour a foundation for a new school during Beyond the Horizon 2014 in Barahona, Dominican Republic, April 22, 2014. The mission provides humanitarian assistance to Latin American countries, including medical care at no cost, and new schools and medical clinics to the improve quality of life for residents of participating countries. Bailey is a combat engineer assigned to the 665th Engineer Company.
National Guard photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joseph Rivera Rebolledo