Lt. Gen. George Patton observes II Corps armor preparing for engagement with German forces in Tunisia, 1943. Photo courtesy of the National Archives.
Soldiers of the Army’s 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, take cover behind rocks to shield themselves from exploding mortar shells near the Hantan River in central Korea, 11 April 1951. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army/Library of Congress, https://www.defense.gov/Multimedia/Photos/igphoto/2002948180/
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 24th Infantry Regiment move up the firing line, 18 July 1950. The 24th was part of the occupation of Japan until it deployed to Korea in June 1950. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army.
A Vietnam War veteran, wearing a partial uniform, maneuvers his wheelchair past the Vietnam Memorial Wall on 5 February 2017. Photo by Inga Spence, Alamy Stock Photo.
Master Sgt. James Haskell overlooks Ground Zero on 11 September 2001. Smoldering fires of the World Trade Center are reflected in the visor of a U.S. Air Force MH-53M helicopter flight engineer days after the September 11th terrorist attack on the United States. Photo by Staff Sgt Michelle Leonard, 1st Combat Camera Squadron.
FBI agents, firefighters, rescue workers, and engineers work at the Pentagon crash site on 14 September 2001, where a hijacked American Airlines flight slammed into the building on 11 September. The terrorist attack caused extensive damage to the west face of the building and followed similar attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Cedric H. Rudisill, U.S. Air Force.
U.S. soldiers reading the New York Post with the headline “WAR” three days after 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City at ground zero. Photo by Peter Casolino, Alamy Stock Photo.
A silhouette of a mosque. Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay.
Commander of Troop A, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Redhorse, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Task Force Red Bulls, Capt. Jason Knueven, of Inwood, Iowa, grasps the dog tags of a fallen hero as Sgt. 1st Class Travis Bentz, A Troop’s acting first sergeant, pays his respects during a memorial ceremony at Joint Combat Outpost Pul-e Sayad, Afghanistan, 25 April 2011. Photo by Staff Sgt. Ashlee J. L. Sherrill, Combined joint Task Force 101, https://www.dvidshub.net/image/394598/redhorse-soldiers-mourn-loss-fallen-hero
Soldiers from Company C, 1st Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conduct a dismounted patrol around Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, 12 January 2013, as part of an exercise to validate them as the Theater Reserve Force. Photo by Cpl. Alex Flynn, U.S. Army, https://media.defense.gov/2014/Jan/21/2001124756/1088/820/0/311876-Q-CGK54-576.jpg
A U.S. Army Stryker on a mission to recover another damaged Stryker in support of American forces in Baqubah, Iraq, is destroyed by an improvised explosive device on 10 May 2007. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army.
Portrait of Monsieur de Lavoisier and his Wife, chemist Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze
, 1788, oil on canvas, 259.7 cm x 194.6 cm. Painting courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art via Wikimedia Commons, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_Lavoisier
A destroyed Iraqi T-55 Main Battle Tank sits along a roadside during Operation Iraqi Freedom 13 April 2003. Photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Reed, U.S. Marine Corps; https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6634432
Photos by William M. Darley.
Sgt. 1st Class Ed Franco plays with local refugee children in Dar Ul Aman, Kabul, Afghanistan, 8 April 2007, in support of a volunteer community outreach program. The program includes a children diversion tactic that allowed volunteers to distribute two hundred bags filled with clothes, shoes, and toys without distraction and is provided every month with the help of donated items from U.S. citizens. Photo courtesy of the Department of Defense, https://www.defense.gov/Multimedia/Photos/igphoto/2001144135/
Sgt. 1st Class Michael McKinney, 2nd Infantry Brigade, 8th Infantry Regiment, and an Iraqi soldier from the 8th Iraqi army oversee a group of applicants waiting to register for the Sons of Iraq in Diwaniyah, Iraq, 25 October 2008. U.S. forces supported the Iraqi army as they continued to move toward conducting operations without U.S. support. Photo by Sr. Airman Eric Harris, Joint Combat Camera Center Iraq, https://www.army.mil/article/13697/sons_of_iraq_registration
Taliban fighters are seen on the back of a vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo by Stringer/Sputnik via the Associated Press.
An Army soldier assigned to the 431st Civil Affairs Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, helps to secure an area of downtown Mosul, Iraq, during a violent demonstration by protesters during Operation Iraqi Freedom, 12 June 2003. Photo by Staff Sgt. Ronald Mitchell, U.S. Army, courtesy of the National Archives, https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6625219
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos, 39th Air Base Wing Public Affairs office noncommissioned officer in charge of community engagement, poses during a photo shoot 23 October 2019 at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Araos faced numerous consecutive challenges in his active-duty career and recovered from depression with the help of a military family life counselor. Photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua, U.S. Air Force, https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6116684/long-we-alive-we-can-rebuild
City elders drink tea and snack on cookies during a shura at the government center, 22 May 2010, Marjah, Afghanistan. The shura marked the first in a plan to hold monthly meetings between city elders and government officials. Photo by Lance Cpl. James W. Clark, Regimental Combat Team-7, 1st Marine Division Public Affairs, https://www.flickr.com/photos/isafmedia/4662760020/in/photostream/
Artistic AI rendering by Charlotte Richter, Army University Press.
Composite graphic by Michael Hogg, Military Review.
Task Force Currahee soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion of the 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division are led out of Forward Operating Base Khayr-Khot Castle by Afghan National Army soldiers on a presence patrol to the city 6 October 2010. The soldiers patrolled the city to interact with the people and reassure them that they are there for their security. Photo by Spc. Luther Boothe Jr., U.S. Army, https://api.army.mil/e2/c/-images/2010/10/16/88816/army.mil-88816-2010-10-16-071001.jpg
This still image made from video released by the U.S. Central Command on Tuesday, 23 September 2014, shows a structure in Tall Al Qitar, Syria moments after a U.S. airstrike. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Central Command.
Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army.
Soldiers guard a nearby central petroleum infrastructure in Syria with their M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle in the Central Command area of responsibility, 20 November 2020. Photo by Spc. Jensen Guillory, U.S. Army.
Sniper Spc. James Wanser keeps watch in the early morning hours of 8 September 2011 while his battle buddy catches a few precious minutes of sleep in Paktika Province of Afghanistan. Photo by Spc. Ken Scar, U.S. Army.
Air Force Sr. Airman Ryan S. Godar, a tactical air control party specialist with the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron, cleans the bolt of his M4 carbine after a weapons qualification at Operation Northern Strike in Alpena, Michigan, 15 August 2014. Photo by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer, U.S. Air Force, https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1510198/northern-strike-2014
Artistic AI rendering by Charlotte Richter, Army University Press.
Sgt. Ian Rivera-Aponte, a U.S. Army Reserve sniper and infantryman with the 100th Infantry Battalion, Honolulu, poses for a promotional photo shoot for Army Reserve recruiting at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, 26 July 2017. Photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret, U.S. Army Reserve.
A 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron patch is displayed on the headset of an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft crew chief during a theater security package deployment to Lask Air Base, Poland, 13 July 2015. Photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano, U.S. Air Force, https://www.dvidshub.net/image/2081308/10s-take-skies-poland
Army Staff Sgt. Hassan Kafi (right
) shakes hands with an Iraqi soldier before conducting a weapons qualification on Camp Taji, Iraq, 8 March 2015. Kafi was a linguist assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s Company C, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. Photo courtesy of the Department of Defense, https://www.defense.gov/Multimedia/Photos/igphoto/2001138048/
Soldiers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division prepare to board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in support of the final noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) missions at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, 30 August 2021. The Afghanistan NEO was the largest noncombatant evacuation operation ever conducted by the U.S. military. Photo by Sr. Airman Taylor Crul, U.S. Air Force.
Maj. Gen. Chris Donahue, commander of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division, XVIII Airborne Corps, boards a C-17 cargo plane at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Donahue was the final American service member to depart Afghanistan; his departure closed the U.S. mission to evacuate American citizens, Afghan Special Immigrant Visa applicants, and vulnerable Afghans. Photo by Master Sgt. Alex Burnett, U.S. Army, https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6810419/last-american-soldier-leaves-afghanistan
Lt. Gen. Jim Lovelace, U.S. Army Central commanding general, addresses the crowd of service members, civilians, coalition forces troops, and Kuwaiti soldiers during a Memorial Day observance at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, 26 May 2008. More than four thousand service members are pictured on the wall behind Lovelace, which commemorated the sacrifices of those who had fallen during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Photo by Spc. Giancarlo Casem, U.S. Army.
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