The men and women of the United States armed forces serve their country every day around the world. Here's a look at images from recent deployments and training.
Lieutenant Adam Hall signals for an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Attack Squadron VFA-22 (the Fighting Redcocks”) to launch on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, underway in the Pacific Ocean, May 2, 2018.
Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael A. Colemanberry/US Navy
Issue Position: "Peace Through Strength"
By: Fred Costello
"Ronald Reagan had it right. You only achieve security in an insecure world by investing in a world-class military. The world is a safer place when America leads from the front rather than from behind against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Prescription for America: America must demonstrate that we will relentlessly search out and destroy all sponsors and enablers of terrorism and fully back our allies, specifically including Israel in its fight against terrorism."
A joint special operations force of Special Tactics operators from the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron and Army Special Forces Soldiers from the Seventh Special Forces Group run to board a CV-22 Osprey from Eighth Special Operations Squadron while performing a joint capabilities demonstration for Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson at Eglin Range Complex, Fla., May 3, 2018.
Master Sergeant Jason Robertson/USAF
The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Louisiana transits the Hood Canal as it returns home following a strategic deterrent patrol, May 3, 2018.
Lieutenant Commander Michael Smith/US Navy
Pictured, a U.S. Army First Infantry Division soldier runs during training exercises at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, May 2, 2018.
Specialist Dustin D. Biven/US Army
Captain Ridge Flick, 354th Fighter Squadron Weapons and Tactics chief, poses in front of an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 3, 2018. Flick was named the 2017 Air Combat Command Company Grade Officer of the Year.
Airman First Class Frankie D. Moore/USAF
Marines execute vertical knife hand strikes during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program course at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, May 3, 2018.
Corporal Tayler P. Schwamb/USMC
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