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April 2014

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Week in Photos 4/12 - 4/18

An Afghan army commando runs to assist a wounded comrade into a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter while conducting a medical evacuation mission in Sorbaghal village in the Maiwand district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, April 10, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Sara Wakai


Airmen, Soldiers Participate in Joint Night Training Exercise on Fort Dix

Airmen review a medical evacuation checklist during a night training mission on Fort Dix, N.J., April 10, 2014. The airmen are tactical air controllers assigned to the New Jersey Air National Guard's 227th Air Support Operations Squadron, 177th Fighter Wing. The mission was a joint training exercise. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht


U.S. Troops, Belize Engineers Build Schools in Belize City

U.S. Army Pfc. Henry Smith saws through cinder blocks at the Sadie Vernon Technical High School construction site in Belize City, Belize, April 16, 2014. U.S. and Belizean engineers are building five school buildings and one medical facility in Belize as part of New Horizons Belize 2014. The United States and the host nation coordinate the annual event to provide mutual training opportunities. Smith is an engineer assigned to the 1023rd Vertical Engineer Company, 528th Engineer Battalion, Louisiana National Guard. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar


Guardsmen Participate in 2014 Best Warrior Competition on Camp Blanding, Fla.

Army Guardsmen fire M4 rifles during the 2014 Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition for the Southeast on Camp Blanding, Fla., April 15, 2014. Soldiers also participated in a variety of courses and a six-mile march during the event. Georgia Army National Guard photo by Spc. Ashely Campbell


Battaglia Meets With Veterans, Leaders in Jacksonville, Fla.

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown presents a token of appreciation to Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at City Hall in Jacksonville, Fla., April 17, 2014. Battaglia thanked Brown for his administration's efforts to assist service members, military families and veterans in the Jacksonville area. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes


Hagel, Polish Defense Minister Brief Reporters at Pentagon

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, hosts an honor cordon for Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak at the Pentagon, April 17, 2014. The two leaders met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler


Battaglia Visits Coast Guard Helicopter Squadron in Jacksonville, Fla.

Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, receives a briefing on the weapons capabilities of an MH-65D Dolphin helicopter during a visit to the Coast Guard's Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron in Jacksonville, Fla., April 16, 2014. Battaglia met with Coast Guardsmen and gained an understanding of the squadron’s mission.. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes


U.S. Marines Hike, Teach Australian Soldiers to Fire Weapons

U.S. Marines hike more than three miles on Robertson Barracks in Northern Territory, Australia, April 15, 2014, to acclimate them to the area's humidity. After the hike, the Marines realigned their weapons and gave Australian soldiers a chance to fire their rifles. The Marines are assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force Darwin. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James Gulliver

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