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July 2014

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Soldiers bring their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter around to pick up more water to fight wildfires raging near Winthrop, Wash., July 18, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to the 66th Theater Aviation Command, Washington Army National Guard, which has six helicopters in the area to assist firefighters on the ground. Washington Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jason Kriess



An A-10 Thunderbolt II receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over eastern Afghanistan, July 10, 2014. The A-10 is assigned to the 303rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, and the KC-135 is assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron on Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Its maneuverability at slow speeds and low altitude has made the Thunderbolt II an aircraft choice for close air support throughout Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch



Colli, a military working dog, maintains a bite after Marine Corps Cpl. Paul Kelley, a working dog handler, jumps into the pool during an aquatics aggression class at the training tank on Marine Crops Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 14, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Charles Santamaria



A U.S. Air Force pararescue team takes off in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter from Bagram Airfield Afghanistan, July 9, 2014. The airmen represent U.S. Defense Department elite combat forces specifically trained, equipped and postured to conduct a range of personnel recovery combat operations. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch



Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks from his Pentagon office by phone with Malaysian Defense Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, July 18, 2014, to offer his condolences for those who lost their lives in the apparent downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 as it flew over eastern Ukraine. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett



Navy divers participate in a scuba dive during Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014 in the Pacific Ocean, July 9, 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in the exercise in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The Navy divers are assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1, Australian Clearance Diving Team One. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Taylor Smith



Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Guerreiro performs pole top rescue procedures for the Navy Seabee Construction Electrician "A" school on Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 15, 2014. The pole top rescue qualification simulates a climber who has been injured and students who provide assistance. Guerreiro is a Navy Unique Block 7 instructor assigned to the 366th Training Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Danny Webb



Ohio State University Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Midshipman 2nd Class Kyle Maurpin climbs up a rock face at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., July 14, 2014. Maurpin is one of 155 midshipmen training at the center where they spend 10 days learning survival and tactical skills in a mountainous environment. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Matthew Comer

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