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Department of Defense photographs and imagery, unless otherwise noted, are in the public domain. They are available for use, subject to specific guidelines. For current guidelines on using DOD photographs and images, and limitations for public and commercial use, please visit the Defense Imagery Management Operations Center.
As part of its mission to provide central visual information management, the Defense Media Activity provides distribution services to the DOD, other U.S. Government departments, archivists, historians, the media and interested members of the general public. DOD imagery may be found from various official sources.
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