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These Military Photos From May 2015 Honor Bravery And Sacrifice

Check out the best images from the U.S. military for the month of May 2015. The images were compiled from the Flickr feeds of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard.

  • A U.S. Army 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Soldier places American flags at headstones in Section 64 of Arlington
    Rachel Larue / US Army
    A U.S. Army 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Soldier places American flags at headstones in Section 64 of Arlington National Cemetery during Flags In, May 21, 2015, in Arlington, Virginia. The Old Guard has held this honor and privilege of conducting Flags In since 1948.
  • Staff Sgt. Arin Vickers, assigned to the 435 Supply Chain Operations Squadron, is greeted by her dog when she arrives at the
    Airman 1st Class Erica Crossen / U.S. Air Force
    Staff Sgt. Arin Vickers, assigned to the 435 Supply Chain Operations Squadron, is greeted by her dog when she arrives at the St. Louis Airport USO, in St. Louis, May 6, 2015. Vickers was gone for six months, and her friends and family were there to greet her and surprise her by bringing along Baxter.
  • Airmen from the 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing run the final stretch of a 4-mile ruck march during Spartan Warrior May 12, 2
    Senior Airman Ryan Callaghan / U.S. Air Force
    Airmen from the 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing run the final stretch of a 4-mile ruck march during Spartan Warrior May 12, 2015, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida. Spartan Warrior is an annual wing combat readiness inspection and competition held by the 93rd AGOW.
  • A U.S. Marine attached to Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment - "The Lava Dogs" fires a Javelin at a simulate
    Cpl. Ricky S. Gomez / U.S. Marines
    A U.S. Marine attached to Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment - "The Lava Dogs" fires a Javelin at a simulated enemy tank during Lava Viper aboard Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, May 29, 2015.
  • The Thunderbirds Delta formation flies by One World Trade Center during a photo chase mission in New York City May 22, 2015.
    Senior Airman Jason Couillard / U.S. Air Force
    The Thunderbirds Delta formation flies by One World Trade Center during a photo chase mission in New York City May 22, 2015.
  • Marine MV-22B Ospreys from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa departed Mihail Kogălniceanu A
    Sgt. Paul Peterson / U.S. Marines
    Marine MV-22B Ospreys from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa departed Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base, Romania, with a platoon of Marines from the Black Sea Rotational Force to support a multilateral training exercise during Platinum Eagle 15, May 26, 2015.
  • Capt. Michael W. Baze, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), returns a salute from a student
    Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan A. Colon / U.S. Navy
    Capt. Michael W. Baze, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), returns a salute from a student after a military appreciation ceremony at Crown Point Junior Music Academy May 28, 2015.
  • Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 60 lands on the beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia, for the 2015 Patriotic Festival on May 2
    Senior Chief Gas Turbine System Technician Michael Macdonald / U.S. Navy
    Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 60 lands on the beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia, for the 2015 Patriotic Festival on May 29, 2015.
  • Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus presents an award to Gunnery Sgt. Bo Irving, a Marine Corps combatant diver course i
    Mass Communication Specialist Fred Gray IV / U.S. Navy
    Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus presents an award to Gunnery Sgt. Bo Irving, a Marine Corps combatant diver course instructor, in the aquatic training facility at Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center May 27, 2015.
  • USS Wasp (LHD-1), At Sea- Marines load ordnance onto an F-35B Lightning II during Operational Testing 1 aboard USS Wasp at se
    Cpl. Anne K. Henry / U.S. Marines
    USS Wasp (LHD-1), At Sea- Marines load ordnance onto an F-35B Lightning II during Operational Testing 1 aboard USS Wasp at sea, May 27.
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