This week, the U.S. military captured photos of troops, veterans and families honoring fallen service members as part of Memorial Day remembrance events across the country. Adm. Linda Fagan made history as the first woman to lead a service branch when she accepted command of the U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. troops trained with NATO allies as Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine marked its 100th day on Friday.
A Polish paratrooper jumps from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter following paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division onto a drop zone in Błędów Desert, Poland, May 29, 2022. (Sgt. Catessa Palone/U.S. Army)
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A military working dog assigned to the 355th Security Forces Squadron, bites simulated perpetrator Senior Airman Gabriel Higuera, 355th SFS MWD handler, during a training scenario at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, June 1, 2022. (Senior Airman Kaitlyn Ergish/U.S. Air Force)
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Landing signal officers observe flight operations on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in the Philippine Sea on May 31, 2022. Abraham Lincoln Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Javier Reyes/U.S. Navy)
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148th Fighter Wing first responders and 25 partnering agencies participated in an exercise at the Duluth International Airport, Duluth, Minnesota on June 2, 2022. The exercise simulated an aircraft striking a piece of large construction equipment upon touching down on the runway. (Audra Flanagan/Air National Guard photo)
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A CH-47F Chinook helicopter from the 2nd Battalion, 104th Aviation Regiment, Connecticut Army National Guard, hoists a buoy into the water adjacent to U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oak (WLB 211) off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, June 1, 2022. Oak, a seagoing buoy tender crewed by 42 personnel, responsible for 144 buoys along the coast from northern New Jersey to the border of Canada, recovered the buoy, which had run ashore on Nantucket, with the help of Army Aviators from the Connecticut Army National Guard. (Sgt. Matthew Lucibello/U.S. Army)
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Adm. Linda Fagan relieves Adm. Karl Schultz and becomes commandant of the Coast Guard during a change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard headquarters June 1, 2022. Fagan is the first woman service chief of any U.S. military service. (Benjamin Applebaum/DHS)
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The Indiana National Guard supported the 152nd Crown Hill Memorial Service, May 30, 2022 at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Ind. The ceremony included keynote speaker, retired Marine Cpl. Josh Bleill, a joint-service color guard, the 38th Infantry Division band, a wreath laying ceremony and a 21-gun Howitzer cannon salute. (Sgt. Hannah Clifton/Indiana National Guard)
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