U.S. Marines wait to board a flight for Nepal from Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, May 4, 2015. The Marines were deploying to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to support the Nepalese government and armed forces in the wake of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated many regions of the country, April 25, 2015.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Makenzie Fallon
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ellen Poeschel, right, and Salvadoran army Pvt. Rene William Perez prepare to lay brick for the exterior wall of a school under construction during Beyond the Horizon 2015 in Chalchuapa, El Salvador, April 29, 2015. Beyond the Horizon is a humanitarian and civic assistance mission that last provides construction and medical assistance to the people of El Salvador. Poeschel is an engineer officer assigned to the 327th Engineer Company.
U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Christopher Stanis
U.S. Marine V-22 Ospreys fly into Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 3, 2015. The Marines brought tools and equipment in response to the Nepalese government's request for help after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake, April 25. The Marines are with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 262, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mandaline Hatch
A U.S. Army National Guard Green Beret soldier shares best-practice techniques with U.S. and Chilean special forces soldiers during a bilateral training exchange in support of U.S. Army Special Operations Command South on Camp Shelby, Miss., April 23, 2015. The monthlong exchange aimed to build strong and enduring relations with partner nation forces.
U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Osvaldo Equite
Army National Guard Sgt. Brandon Painter uses an M240 to help establish a perimeter defense around a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, while Army National Guard Warrant Officer Joshua O’Handley practices a medevac call, during personnel recovery and downed-aircraft training on the McCrady Training Center in Eastover, S.C., May 3, 2015. The training enabled aircrews to build experience and confidence in personnel recovery procedures in preparation for deployments.
U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Brian Calhoun
Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., right, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presents Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, Supreme Allied Commander Europe and commander of U.S. European Command, with the Atlantic Council’s Distinguished Military Leadership Award during an awards dinner in Washington, D.C., April 30, 2015.
DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
Philippine army special operations soldiers brief U.S. soldiers during a jungle training exercise in Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, April 17, 2015, as part of Exercise Balikatan. The annual exercise is the cornerstone of U.S.-Philippines military relations. The U.S. soldiers are assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team.
U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Samantha Van Winkle
As seen through a night-vision device, Coast Guardsmen conduct a short-notice maritime response training April 19, 2015, during exercise Arctic Eagle aboard the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum, a decommissioned icebreaker moored in Mackinaw City, Mich. The coast guardsmen are assigned to the Maritime Security Response Team based in Chesapeake, Va. Arctic Eagle is a joint service and international exercise, based on the U.S. and Denmark National Strategies for the Arctic, addressing the defense of critical infrastructure within the Arctic Circle.
Michigan Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Helen Miller
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