This Week's Top Military Photos: Returning from Deployment and a Soldier Falls from the Sky

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Lt. Cmdr. Carlos Molina walks with his family following a seven-month deployment aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln.
Lt. Cmdr. Carlos Molina walks with his family following a seven-month deployment aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln. (Ensign Drew Verbis/U.S. Navy photo)

This week in the military, President Joe Biden signed the Sgt. First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics, or PACT, Act into law to address veteran health care and compensation related to toxic exposure from burn pits; two Ranger School candidates were killed after a tree fell on them; and Afghans evacuated after the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan are in limbo as Congress introduces immigration legislation aimed at giving refugees more permanence.

Episode 3 of Fire Watch is out today. Tune in wherever you get your podcasts.

Hilton Labow, a 98-year-old WWII veteran, watches the soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) as they conduct a live artillery fire exercise.
A 98-year-old World War II veteran watches a live artillery fire exercise at Fort Drum, New York. (Spc. Anastasia Rakowsky/U.S. Army photo) 

Related: 102-Year-Old WWII Veteran from Segregated Mail Unit Honored

Lt. Cmdr. Carlos Molina walks with his family following a seven-month deployment aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln.
Lt. Cmdr. Carlos Molina walks with his family following a seven-month deployment aboard USS Abraham Lincoln. (Ensign Drew Verbis/U.S. Navy photo)

Related: Navy: No PFAS 'Forever Chemicals' Detected in Red Hill Water

An Army paratrooper
A paratrooper paratrooping. (Sgt. Eric Kestner/U.S. Army photo) 

Related: A Paratrooper Started D-Day by Hanging from His Chute on a Church

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday signed the ‘Green Monster’ during a Red Sox game at Fenway Park in Boston after enlisting several future sailors.
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday signed "the green monster" during a Red Sox game at Fenway Park in Boston after enlisting several future sailors. (Chief Mass Communication Specialist Amanda R. Gray/U.S. Navy photo)

Related: Military Discounts for Major League Baseball Games

Aircraft fly over the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during an air power demonstration.
Aircraft fly over the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during an air power demonstration. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kassandra Alanis/U.S. Navy photo)

Related: Navy Will Offer Chiefs Promotions to Go to Sea -- or the George Washington -- in New Program 

-- Drew F. Lawrence can be reached at drew.lawrence@military.com. Follow him on Twitter @df_lawrence.

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