U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Sephen Hardy takes cover during live-fire training as part of Talisman Sabre 2015 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Australia, July 16, 2015. Hardy is assigned to Golf Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The bilateral exercise demonstrates the strength of the Australian-U.S. alliance and military relationship.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Abbey Perria
A U.S. airman, foreground, monitors the field then calls in close air support during a combined live-fire exercise as part of Northern Strike 15 on Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Mich., July 20, 2015. The airman is a joint terminal attack controller assigned to the New York National Guard's 274th Air Support Operations Squadron. Northern Strike assesses joint air-to-ground capability and involves hundreds of military personnel from 20 different states as well as Canada, Latvia, Poland and Australia.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Seth LaCount
Army Sgt. Earnest Knight flips a tire during the 3rd annual U.S. Army Spc. Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera competition at Fort Meade, Md., July 13, 2015. Knight is a combat documentation production specialist assigned to the 55th Signal Company. The competition honors fallen combat cameraman, Army Spc. Hilda I. Clayton, who gave her life July 2, 2013, in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cory D. Payne
Missouri Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Matthew Mays, right, works on landscaping alongside Latvian soldiers during reconstruction of the Naujenu Orphanage near Daugavpils, Latvia, July 20, 2015. Mays is an engineering assistant assigned to the 139th Civil Engineer Squadron. The 139th Civil Engineer Squadron was participating in the humanitarian civic assistance project that pairs unit training requirements with humanitarian needs.
Missouri Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Patrick P. Evenson
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Neil Elson, foreground, installs drywall while U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Hesse assists during remodeling of an historic building in Postojna, Slovenia, July 15, 2015. Elson and Hesse are assigned to the Colorado National Guard's 140th Civil Engineer Squadron.
Colorado National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kevin Coulter
Maryland Army National Guardsmen assigned to Company C, 1st Squadron, 158th Cavalry Regiment, practice safety signals for their last parachute jump in Little Orleans, Md., July 18, 2015, before their unit disbands in August.
U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Margaret Taylor
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Harrison Ragin, foreground, loads munitions onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 13, 2015. Ragin is a crew chief assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.
U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford
U.S. Army Spc. Michael Kozub, right, and U.S. Army Pfc. Colin Sutton use a tactical radio to report an attack during Talisman Sabre 15 at Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Australia, July 14, 2015. Kozub and Sutton are forward observers assigned to the 37th Field Artillery Regiment attached to 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment. The bilateral exercise strengthens the Australian-U.S. alliance and military relationship.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
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