Kristen Griest, left, is one of two women to successfully graduate from the Army Ranger training course
Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army anti-chemical warfare corps work next to a damaged firefighting vehicle at the site of Wednesday night's explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, Aug. 16, 2015
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US Navy personnel stand in front of a guided missile launcher during the bilateral maritime exercise between the Philippine Navy and US Navy dubbed Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT 2014) aboard the USS John S. McCain in the South China Sea near waters claimed by Beijing on June 28, 2014. The United States and the Philippines kicked off joint naval exercises in the South China Sea near waters claimed by Beijing, amid tense territorial rows between China and its neighbours. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS/POOL (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Turkish army tanks hold positions next to an outpost, near the border with Syria, on July 23, 2015.
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Marines at Camp Pendleton, Calif., the home base of Tony Sledd, honor him three days after he was killed in Kuwait in 2002.
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Injured Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers receive treatment following a US air strike in Baraki Barak District in Logar Province, Afghanistan on July 20, 2015.
A general view of the ruins of the house of a Yemeni army commander loyal to the Houthis after it was hit by two airstrikes allegedly carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in Sanaía, Yemen on July 6, 2015.
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The Pacific War: American troops during the attack of Okinawa, 1945, Japan- World War II, U.S. marines corps photograph. (Photo by: Photo12/UIG via Getty Images)
Fort Hood in Texas is one of 10 Army posts named for Confederate officers.
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Soldiers of US 10th Army march inland after securing beachheads following the last amphibious assault landings of WWII as vessels from the Allied fleet patrol the waters off of Okinawa, Japan, April 1945.
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U.S. Marines march in the annual Veteran's Day Parade along Fifth Avenue in New York City on Nov. 11, 2014.
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U.S. Army trainers instruct Iraqi Army recruits at a military base on April 12, 2015 in Taji, Iraq.
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U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet commander Admiral Harry Harris, left, speaks to journalists during his visit to U.S.S. <i>Spruance</i> (DDG 111), Arleigh Burke–class guided-missile destroyer, docking in Sembawang wharves in Singapore on Jan. 22, 2014
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US Marines landing in Da Nang in 1965
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A woman celebrating the defeat of Nazi Germany with members of the victorious Soviet Red Army in 1945. Found in the collection of the Moscow Photo Museum.
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Pakistani soldiers gather beside an army helicopter at a military hospital where victims of a helicopter crash were brought for treatment in Gilgit, Pakistan on May 8, 2015.
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US Marines boarding a ship, bound for the front lines of Europe during World War One, USA, circa 1914-1918.
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This shipwreck photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard was taken April 17, 2015, in northern Lake Michigan, near Leland, Mich., off the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
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Nepalese villagers shelter from rain as an Indian Army helicopter delivers aid following an earthquake at Lapu in Gorkha on April 28, 2015. The impoverished country's leader said relief workers had still not reached many of the worst-hit areas.
The Italian Coast Guard ship "Dattilo", carrying hundreds of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea arrives at the Augusta harbor, near Siracusa, Sicily, Italy, April 16, 2015.
Migrants, who are trying to reach Greece, are rescued by members of the Greek Coast guard and locals near the coast of the southeastern island of Rhodes on April 20, 2015.
U.S. military trainers seen in Cucuta, Colombia in 2007.
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This picture taken on May 15, 2014 shows a Chinese coast guard ship (L) being blocked by three Vietnamese coast guard vessels near China's oil drilling rig in disputed waters in the South China Sea. Vietnam is experiencing its worst anti-China unrest in decades following Beijing's deployment of an oil rig to disputed waters, with at least one Chinese worker killed and more than 100 injured. AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH NAM (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Punisher skull logo seen painted on the helmet of an Iraqi army soldier patrolling in Baghdad in 2007.
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In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag.
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General Raymond Odierno (Army), Admiral Jonathan Greenert (Navy), General Mark Welsh (Air Force), and General Joseph Dunford (Marines) warned a Senate panel Wednesday of the dangers they see if their services' budgets are cut.
Houthi Shiite Yemeni wearing army uniforms stand atop an armored vehicle, which was seized from the army during recent clashes, outside the house of Yemen's President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in Sanaa, Yemen, Jan. 22, 2015.
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Navy soldiers work on a map of Indonesia monitoring all Navy ships from Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia involved in the joint search and rescue operation for AirAsia flight QZ8501 at a navy base on Batam island, Dec. 29, 2014, in this photo supplied by Antara Foto
An army soldier, left, stands near a woman reading messages left by people for the victims of the Taliban attack on Army Public School, in Peshawar Dec. 23, 2014
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Illegal immigrants are escorted by the officers of Turkey's Coast Guard Mediterranean Region Command as they arrive in Mersin, Turkey on Dec. 6, 2014.
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Army cadets cheer on their football team Saturday in their annual game against Navy.
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KRAMATOVSK, UKRAINE - MAY 03: tyres burn at a pro-Russian activist blockade following an assault by the Ukrainian army on May 3, 2014 in Kramatovsk, Ukraine. Over the past couple of days the Ukrainian army has been assaulting pro-Russian checkpoints in and around Kramatovsk which sits on the edge of Slovyansk, a pro-Russian activist stronghold. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A U.S. Coast Guard Corpsman working with the Office of Field Operations checks the temperature of a traveler who has recently traveled to either Guinea, Sierra Leone or Liberia in this handout picture from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection taken at Washington Dulles International Airport on Oct. 16, 2014
Roy Louis Pena, of Bakersfield, Calif., shared this 1952 photo of his Army veteran grandfather, Louis Bolaños Montecino, taken somewhere in the Punchbowl, a bowl-shaped basin and former battlefield during the Korean War. “He taught me to be a better person,” Pena says.
Roy Louis Pena, of Bakersfield, Calif., shared this 1952 photo of his Army veteran grandfather, Louis Bolaños Montecino, taken somewhere in the Punchbowl, a bowl-shaped basin and former battlefield during the Korean War. "He taught me to be a better person," Pena says.
Brandee Gardner of Yucaipa, Calif., shared this photo of her grandfather, Dennis Park, stationed in the Philippines with the Army military police during World War II. “My grandfather was a true patriot,” she says. “Loved his country and loved his family.”
Brandee Gardner of Yucaipa, Calif., shared this photo of her grandfather, Dennis Park, stationed in the Philippines with the Army military police during World War II. "My grandfather was a true patriot," she says. "Loved his country and loved his family."
Alanna Fittes of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, shared this November 1952 photo of her grandfather, Joseph Krietemeyer, as a 21-year-old Marine Corporal 1st class in Korea, standing in front of the tent he lived in with three other Marines. They displayed the country’s flag as a sign of respect for the South Koreans who worked at the base camp. “What inspires me most about my grandpa is his independence and love of freedom,” she says. “He goes hunting every day, runs races, and in the winter, he backpacks through Asia—by himself.”
Alanna Fittes of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, shared this November 1952 photo of her grandfather, Joseph Krietemeyer, as a 21-year-old Marine Corporal 1st class in Korea, standing in front of the tent he lived in with three other Marines. They displayed the country’s flag as a sign of respect for the South Koreans who worked at the base camp. "What inspires me most about my grandpa is his independence and love of freedom," she says. "He goes hunting every day, runs races, and in the winter, he backpacks through Asia—by himself."
“Johnie’s parents wave a sign with Johnie’s name misspelled. Father, who works in Navy Yard, took day off to greet Johnie and Blue.”
"Johnie's parents wave a sign with Johnie's name misspelled. Father, who works in Navy Yard, took day off to greet Johnie and Blue."
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A Free Syrian Army member is seen in Azaz, Syria on June 27, 2014. T
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Reza Baluchi, a U.S. citizen, made it 70 nautical miles from the coast of Florida in this inflatable bubble. He was rescued by the Coast Guard.
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U.S. military advisers are on the ground in Iraq to advise Kurdish Peshmerga fighters like these, taking on ISIS on Monday, but not to do any actual fighting themselves.
“Though Mike was not getting on well with his father when he joined the Army, their letters brought them closer. Even so, by the day after Mike’s return, they had run out of things to say and could only embrace awkwardly.”
"Though Mike was not getting on well with his father when he joined the Army, their letters brought them closer. Even so, by the day after Mike's return, they had run out of things to say and could only embrace awkwardly."
South China Sea, a crew member of a Vietnamese coast-guard vessel monitors the movements of a Chinese patrol ship
This undated photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Bergdahl went missing from his outpost in Afghanistan in June 2009 and was released by the Taliban on May 31, 2014. Bergdahl went missing from his outpost in Afghanistan in June 2009 and was released from Taliban captivity on May 31, 2014 in exchange for five enemy combatants held in the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)
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Rihanna attends the Christian Dior Cruise 2015 show at Brooklyn Navy Yard on May 7, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of Brooklyn City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)
“At the Bronx VA Hospital veteran Frank Stoppiello, wounded in the Ashau Valley in Vietnam, gives a cigarette to quadriplegic Andrew Kmetz, an Army veteran, as they wait for treatment. Because of overcrowding, they must share a corner with trash cans.”
"At the Bronx VA Hospital veteran Frank Stoppiello, wounded in the Ashau Valley in Vietnam, gives a cigarette to quadriplegic Andrew Kmetz, an Army veteran, as they wait for treatment. Because of overcrowding, they must share a corner with trash cans."
Supporters hold up posters of Egypt's former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as they celebrate at Tahrir Square in Cairo on May 28, 2014. Sisi was on course for a sweeping victory in the country's presidential election, according to early provisional results
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Coast guard members search for passengers, April 16, 2014. According to recently released documents, the ferry Sewol exceeded its cargo limit on 246 trips, including its final voyage.
Thai army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha arrives to give a news conference at the Army Club in Bangkok on May 20, 2014
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The drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera, El Chapo, guarded by members of Mexican Navy. He was arrested at a hotel Mexico, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
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Crew members assigned to Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay assist a dog they found stranded on the ice of Lake St. Clair, Mich.
“Crouching in the surf, Marines move about partially protected from pillbox fire by jeep at left and rise in beach. LIFE’s George Strock made this picture while holding his camera just a few inches out of water.”
"Crouching in the surf, Marines move about partially protected from pillbox fire by jeep at left and rise in beach. LIFE's George Strock made this picture while holding his camera just a few inches out of water."
“Marines hug sharp coral of beach, with pillbox only 12 yards in front of them. Strock, still lying in the water, has poked camera just over low pile of coral. Men finally edged back into the surf and moved cautiously down beach to flank pillbox. Marine in the background at upper left shows dangerous curiosity.”
"Marines hug sharp coral of beach, with pillbox only 12 yards in front of them. Strock, still lying in the water, has poked camera just over low pile of coral. Men finally edged back into the surf and moved cautiously down beach to flank pillbox. Marine in the background at upper left shows dangerous curiosity."
“Scientists, helped by Navy personnel, carry boxed penguins to a Navy transport to be taken to a distant release point.”
"Scientists, helped by Navy personnel, carry boxed penguins to a Navy transport to be taken to a distant release point."
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First lady Michelle Obama applauds U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg, injured while serving in Afghanistan, during President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 28, 2014.
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Bob Bergdahl, left, and wife, Jani, the parents of captive U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, talk at the "Bring Bowe Back" celebration held to honor Sgt. Bergdahl in Hailey, Idaho, June 22, 2013.
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Relatives and army soldiers carry the coffin of Egyptian pilot Ahmed Abul Atta, who was killed in an army helicopter crash in Sinai Peninsula a day earlier, during the funeral procession in Port Said, Egypt, on Jan. 26, 2014.
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Clara Gantt, the 94-year-old widow of U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph Gantt, weeps in front of her her husband's casket after it was lowered from the plane before dawn on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California Dec. 20.
Redskins lineman Ed Kahn, a native New Yorker, joined the Marines after his pro career; he was killed in the Pacific in 1945. He was 33 when he died.
Redskins lineman Ed Kahn, a native New Yorker, joined the Marines after his pro career; he was killed in the Pacific in 1945. He was 33 when he died.
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A small boat belonging to the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous patrols near the cruise ship Carnival Triumph in the Gulf of Mexico.
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One of the more women currently used in Army brochures. Col. Arnhart is advocating for the inclusion of more "average-looking" women
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Vessels from the China Maritime Surveillance and the Japan Coast Guard are seen near disputed islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, in the East China Sea, in this photo taken by Kyodo Sept. 10, 2013
Staff Sgt. Bryan McKinney, of the U.S. Military Academy Band at West Point , plays Taps on a balcony of the New York Stock Exchange, in honor of Veteran's Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.
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US military war veterans visit the "closed" World War II Memorial October 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.
U.S. Navy shows Navy Vice Adm. Tim Giardina in a Nov. 11, 2011, photo.
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The body of a drowned migrant is unloaded from a coast-guard boat in the port of Lampedusa, Italy, on Oct. 3, 2013
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The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Barry, in the Mediterranean, fires a Tomahawk missile towards Libya in 2011. Now back in the Med again, it is awaiting similar orders to attack Syria.
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Divers of the Nucleo Operatori Subacquei Guardia Costiera (Coast Guard) conduct a search operation onboard the Costa Concordia on September 24, 2013 in Giglio Porto, Italy.
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Indian police officials, civilians and army personnel look on as smoke rises during an attack by militants on an army camp at Mesar in Samba District, some 20kms south-east of Jammu on Sept. 26, 2013
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President Barack Obama awards US Army Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.
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A Free Syrian Army fighter takes cover during clashes with Syrian Army in the Salaheddine neighborhood of central Aleppo August 7, 2012.
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Egyptian army armored personnel carriers at Tahrir Square on Sunday. Up to 80% of the Egyptian military's weapons-buying budget comes from Washington.
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, second from right, present a wreath at the Navy Memorial in Washington to remember the victims of Monday's deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/)
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Demonstrators protesting possible U.S. military action in Syria in Chicago on Saturday
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Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, told Congress Wednesday he believes the U.S. military can achieve the "limited objectives" sought by President Obama's attack plans.
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A Free Syrian Army fighter reacts after troops from the Syrian Army shot his friend during clashes in the Salah al-Din neighborhood in central Aleppo in this August 4, 2012
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The USS Stout fires a Tomahawk cruise missile toward Libya in 2011. It is joining four other U.S. Navy destroyers within Tomahawk range of Syria in the Mediterranean Sea.
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Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Wednesday, June 5, 2013, after the third day of his court martial. Manning is charged with indirectly aiding the enemy by sending troves of classified material to WikiLeaks. He faces up to life in prison. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe aboard a Japanese Coast Guard vessel July 17 in Okinawa.
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Ashley Broadway, left, and Army Lieut. Colonel Heather Mack, her partner of 15 years. Ashley Boadway was denied admission to a spouses' club at Fort Bragg because she lacked a military identification card, which Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling entitles her to receive.
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Supporters of Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi, holding his picture, react after the Egyptian army's statement was read out on state TV, at the Raba El-Adwyia mosque square in Cairo July 3, 2013. Egypt's armed forces overthrew elected Islamist President Mursi on Wednesday and announced a political transition with the support of a wide range of political, religious and youth leaders. A statement published in Mursi's name on his official Facebook page after head of Egypt's armed forces General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's speech said the measures announced amounted to "a full military coup" and were "totally rejected". REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX11BQT
A Navy F-35C flies over Maryland's Patuxent River Naval Air Station, where the service tests many warplanes. This carrier variant has larger wing surfaces and reinforced landing gear to withstand catapult launches and deck landings to and from carriers.
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Japanese Ground Self Defense Force divers leap from a GSDF helicopter during a training exercise off the California coast last week. Troops from all three of Japan’s armed services are training with the U.S. Navy and Marines for amphibious warfare.
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Anybody Home? Critics suggest the Pentagon's leaders must do more to retool the U.S. military.
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Army Command Sgt. Maj. Glen Vela, center, with the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, leads Soldiers in rendering honors while Spc. Douglas Livengood, left, sings the national anthem, at the opening of the 18th Annual Blowout concert presented by radio hosts Zack Owen and Jim Cody of WACO 100 FM, at Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 22, 2011. In the background, cadets from Connally High School's Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps in Waco, Texas, present the national and state colors. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard Wrigley/Released)
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TOPSHOTS - AFP EXCLUSIVE Syrian army soldiers inspect a house as they advance in on the village of Western Dumayna, 7 km north of the rebel held city of Qusayr on May 13, 2013. Syrian troops captured three villages in the strategic Qusayr area of Homs province, allowing them to cut supply lines to rebels inside Qusayr town, a military officer told AFP. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EIDJOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images
“A dozen tropical shirts are ordered by a young Army lieutenant in the store of the Zenith haberdasher the next evening just before closing time. But the sleeves are too long and will have to be altered. The lieutenant says: ‘If you can’t get them done and delivered to my hotel by 9 o’clock Friday night, never mind the order. I won’t be able to pay for them if I’ve gone when they’re delivered. Understand?’ The haberdasher says he understands. But he muses to himself: ‘Tropical shirts. This young fellow must be headed to Australia.’”
"A dozen tropical shirts are ordered by a young Army lieutenant in the store of the Zenith haberdasher the next evening just before closing time. But the sleeves are too long and will have to be altered. The lieutenant says: 'If you can't get them done and delivered to my hotel by 9 o'clock Friday night, never mind the order. I won't be able to pay for them if I've gone when they're delivered. Understand?' The haberdasher says he understands. But he muses to himself: 'Tropical shirts. This young fellow must be headed to Australia.'"
Playing with “the gang” down the block the next afternoon, Christopher seeks to impress his older friends: “Gee, my dad’s making shirts for almost the whole Army. He sold lots to soldiers going to Australia to fight. He’s working onow so the troopships can sail Friday midnight.”
Playing with "the gang" down the block the next afternoon, Christopher seeks to impress his older friends: "Gee, my dad's making shirts for almost the whole Army. He sold lots to soldiers going to Australia to fight. He's working onow so the troopships can sail Friday midnight."
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Osama bin Laden's lair in Abbottabad, Pakistan, shortly after Navy SEALs killed him on the top floor. It has since been demolished.
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A Japan Coast Guard vessel, right, and and a Chinese surveillance ship, top, follow a Japanese fishing boat near disputed islands called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China in the East China Sea Tuesday, April 23, 2013. A group of Japanese ultra-nationalists planned Tuesday to approach the islands on several fishing vessels and pleasure boats. The visit adds to risks of confrontation, however, with Chinese vessels circulating in the area.
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Members of the Philippine Coast Guard hold a frozen pangolin or scaly anteater on board a Chinese vessel that ran into the Tubbataha coral reef, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, in the southwestern Philippines. Authorities discovered more than 10,000 kilograms (22,000 pounds) of meat from the protected species, inside the Chinese vessel on April 13, 2013.
Cadets march at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
MCSN Jean Baker
Navy personnel carry a wreath during a memorial service this week for “Deep Sea 129” at Misawa Air Base, Japan. The solemn service is held every year.
“The surrender room was SHAEF War Room, lined with operational maps, tables of casualties, supplies, Army strengths, prisoners. Pads, pencils and name plates were at each place.”
"The surrender room was SHAEF War Room, lined with operational maps, tables of casualties, supplies, Army strengths, prisoners. Pads, pencils and name plates were at each place."
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This Wednesday, April 24, 2013 photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows two Syrian Army soldiers aiming their weapons, in Otaybah town, east of Damascus, Syria. After five weeks of battle, Syrian government troops captured a strategic town near Damascus, cutting an arms route for rebels trying to topple President Bashar Assad's regime, state media and activists said Thursday.
Navy photo / MCC Ahron Arendes
Two of the Navy's newest submariners are congratulated in December for qualifying as bubbleheads, the Navy's unofficial, affectionate term for those aboard subs.
FILE - In this Monday, April 15, 2013 file photo, a South Korean army soldier aims his machine gun during an anti-terrorism drill against possible terrorists' attacks at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea. In his 16 months on the job, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s government has raised fears with unusually aggressive threats against Seoul and Washington, and it’s not clear whether he will be able to pull back, a feat perfected by his late father, considered a master at brinkmanship. The mystery surrounding Kim's intentions has some outsiders predicting nightmare scenarios. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
FILE - In this April 21, 2010 file image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. British oil company BP said Thursday Nov. 15, 2012 it is in advanced talks with U.S. agencies about settling criminal and other claims from the Gulf of Mexico well blowout two years ago. In a statement, BP said "no final agreement has yet been reached" and that any such deal would still be subject to court approvals. (AP Photo/US Coast Guard, File)