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12/30/2013

TARGET PRACTICE

U.S. Marine Corps 1st Sgt. Juan Gallardo fires a 9mm pistol during a battle sight zero at a range on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 22, 2013. Gallardo, a senior enlisted advisor, is assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. James Mast

12/30/2013

ARABIAN SUN

The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer is underway in the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 23, 2013. The Boxer is the flagship for the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, which supports maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark El-Rayes

12/30/2013

COZY CORNER

U.S. Army Sgt. Nathan Stivers takes shelter from the elements to read a book on Observation Post English in Afghanistan's Logar province, Dec. 25, 2013. Stivers is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry of 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Landry

12/30/2013

FREE FALL

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Morgan in freefall during military free fall jump sustainment training in Sevilla, Spain, Dec. 23, 2013. Morgan is a parachute rigger assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposable Mobile Unit 8. U.S. Navy photo

12/30/2013

BLACK HAWK PREP

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Kyle Tuttle prepares to put on his helmet inside a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter before departing on a personnel movement mission on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 23, 2013. Tuttle, a pilot, is assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion Assault, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg

12/30/2013

HAWK INSPECTION

U.S. Army Pvt. Nicolai Myers conducts a pre-flight inspection on his UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter before departing on a personnel movement mission on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 23, 2013. Myers, a crew chief, is assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion Assault, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg

12/30/2013

FINAL FAREWELL

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Frank Limtiaco, left, shows gratitude knowing his unit is departing for the final time from Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 28, 2013. Limtiaco is assigned to 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Eddie Siguenza

12/27/2013

HONOR AUTOGRAPH

Dakota L. Meyer, a Medal of Honor recipient now serving as a U.S. Marine Corps sergeant in the reserves, autographs a copy of his citation during a visit to Forward Operating Base Shukvani in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Dec. 25, 2013. Meyer and Marine leaders traveled around Regional Command Southwest to visit troops for the holiday season. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tammy K. Hineline

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