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07/23/2014

BALLOT BOXES

A U.S. soldier, back left, provides security as Afghan workers unload ballot boxes for inventory in Charikar in Afghanistan's Parwan province, July 22, 2014. Workers inventoried the boxes before and after transportation to inspect for damage. The inventory also included checking the serial numbers as part of the process to account for all ballot boxes. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nikayla Shodeen

07/23/2014

FALCON REFUELING

An F-16C Fighting Falcon receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission over Afghanistan, July 22, 2014. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a highly maneuverable aircraft that has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.

07/23/2014

HOSE PRACTICE

U.S. sailors practice hose handling in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman during a general quarters drill in the Atlantic Ocean, July 18, 2014. The drills prepare sailors for the highest state of readiness in the event of actual casualties. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Karl Anderson

07/23/2014

FIRE FIGHTER

A firefighter with ground crews working to extinguish the Logging Unit fire west of Madras, Ore., July 21, 2014, spreads dirt over the base of trees to prevent the fire from destroying them. As part of the fire-suppression efforts, the Oregon Army National Guard has provided two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two HH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to assist local authorities. Oregon National Guard photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jason van Mourik

07/22/2014

HONOR UNVEILING

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, left, and Army Secretary John McHugh watch as Medal of Honor recipient former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts and his wife, Amy, unveil the addition of his name to the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, July 22, 2014. A day earlier, President Barack Obama awarded Pitts the Medal of Honor for his actions while serving as a forward observer during combat in Afghanistan’s Kunar province, on July 13, 2008. DoD Photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz

07/22/2014

HALL OF HEROES

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work shakes hands with Medal of Honor recipient former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts before inducting him into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, July 22, 2014. A day earlier, President Barack Obama awarded Pitts the Medal of Honor for his actions while serving as a forward observer during combat operations in Afghanistan’s Kunar province, on July 13, 2008. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt

07/22/2014

ON TARGET

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Junior Jack indentifies a target for Cpl. Christian Puttick during a live fire exercise on Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, July 20, 2014. Exercise Platinum Lion 14 allows the Black Sea Rotational Force 14.2 to join with allied forces in the region to build partnerships and enhance interoperability. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Tanner M. Iskra

07/22/2014

TACTICAL COMBAT

U.S. airmen suppress fire from a building during small unit tactics and tactical combat casualty care during Operation Kriegshammer on Grafenwoehr Training Area in Bavaria, Germany, July 16, 2014. New Jersey National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht

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