Line of Sight

Zeroing a Howitzer

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Soldiers serving with Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Division, shoot a round down range from their M777A2 howitzer on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2014. The round was part of a shoot to register, or zero, the howitzers, which had just arrived on KAF from Forward Operating Base Pasab. The shoot also provided training for a fire support team from 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th IBCT, 4th Inf. Div.

Soldiers serving with Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Division, shoot a round down range from their M777A2 howitzer on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2014. The round was part of a shoot to register, or zero, the howitzers, which had just arrived on KAF from Forward Operating Base Pasab. The shoot also provided training for a fire support team from 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th IBCT, 4th Inf. Div.

Twister of foam

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A dust devil blows across the Oklahoma Army National Guard base in Tulsa, Okla., kicking up a twister of foam behind a Blackhawk helicopter on Tuesday, Aug. 26, following an accident during a routine maintenance check in which  fire suppression foam accidentally covered several helicopters at the base. (AP Photo/Courtesy NewsOn6.com)

A dust devil blows across the Oklahoma Army National Guard base in Tulsa, Okla., kicking up a twister of foam behind a Blackhawk helicopter on Tuesday, Aug. 26, following an accident during a routine maintenance check in which fire suppression foam accidentally covered several helicopters at the base. (AP Photo/Courtesy NewsOn6.com)

Patriot Guard protects mourners

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About 200 Patriot Guard motorcyclists escort U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston to Beal Memorial Cemetery in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. After the Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to picket Hairston's funeral, hundreds of people turned out at the funeral home and cemetery to protect mourners from protestors and show their support for the family of SFC Hairston, who was killed Aug. 12, 2014 while serving in Afghanistan.(AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily, Devon Ravine)

About 200 Patriot Guard motorcyclists escort U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston to Beal Memorial Cemetery in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. After the Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to picket Hairston’s funeral, hundreds of people turned out at the funeral home and cemetery to protect mourners from protestors and show their support for the family of SFC Hairston, who was killed Aug. 12, 2014 while serving in Afghanistan.(AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily, Devon Ravine)

Hundreds of people lined Racetrack Road in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 to show their support for U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston, who was killed Aug. 12, 2014 while serving in Afghanistan. When the controversial Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to picket SFC Hairston's funeral, hundreds of people showed up at to surround the funeral home and shield mourners from any picketers. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily, Devon Ravine)
Hundreds of people lined Racetrack Road in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 to show their support for U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston, who was killed Aug. 12, 2014 while serving in Afghanistan. When the controversial Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to picket SFC Hairston’s funeral, hundreds of people showed up at to surround the funeral home and shield mourners from any picketers. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily, Devon Ravine)

 

Funeral service held for Marine sniper Rob Richards

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GySgt. David Barrett  from the 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion presents a flag to Raechel Richards, widow of retired Cpl. Rob Richards at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Friday, August 22, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Gunnery Sgt. David Barrett from the 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion presents a flag to Raechel Richards, widow of retired Cpl. Rob Richards at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Friday, August 22, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Harley, Rob Richards' American bulldog, looks in on his casket following his funeral at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Friday, August 22, 2014. Richards will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in February. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Harley, Rob Richards’ American bulldog, looks in on his casket following his funeral at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Friday, August 22, 2014. Richards will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in February. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Standing Watch for Marine Sniper Rob Richards

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Andy Best, left, and Nick Andrasy, both former Marines and members of the American Infidels Motorcycle Club, stand watch at Anderson-McQueen Family Tribute Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Thursday, August 21 following a visitation service for retired Marine Cpl. Rob Richards. Richards, also a member of the club,  died at his home in Jacksonville, North Carolina on August 13. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Andy Best, left, and Nick Andrasy, both former Marines and members of the American Infidels Motorcycle Club, stand watch at Anderson-McQueen Family Tribute Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Thursday, August 21 following a visitation service for retired Marine Cpl. Rob Richards. Richards, also a member of the club, died at his home in Jacksonville, North Carolina on August 13. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Website looks to connect Korea vets with wartime pics

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More than 5.7 million Americans served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. The U.S. Department of Defense chronicled our country's involvement through photographs, a collection of which found its way into the care of local Korean War veteran Betty Perkins-Carpenter. Now, Perkins-Carpenter would like to pass on these original photos, which remain in excellent quality, to the men and women pictured in them or their families. DoD image

More than 5.7 million Americans served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. The U.S. Department of Defense chronicled our country’s involvement through photographs, a collection of which found its way into the care of local Korean War veteran Betty Perkins-Carpenter. Now, Perkins-Carpenter would like to pass on these original photos, which remain in excellent quality, to the men and women pictured in them or their families.
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The Democrat and Chronicle, owned by the same parent company as Army Times, has teamed up with Kodak Alaris to share the photos with a wide audience. Digital files scanned by Kodak Alaris have been used to create this website. DoD image

The Democrat and Chronicle, owned by the same parent company as Military Times, has teamed up with Kodak Alaris to share the photos with a wide audience. Digital files scanned by Kodak Alaris have been used to create this website.
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View of Oregon wildfires

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F-15 Eagles fly over the wildland fires in Southern Ore. earlier this month following a routine training mission. Oregon Air National Guard’s 173rd Fighter Wing is home to the premiere F-15C schoolhouse for the Air Force. (High-G Productions photo/Jim "Hazy" Hazeltine)

F-15 Eagles fly over the wildland fires in Southern Ore. earlier this month following a routine training mission. Oregon Air National Guard’s 173rd Fighter Wing is home to the premiere F-15C schoolhouse for the Air Force. (High-G Productions photo/Jim “Hazy” Hazeltine)

Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene laid to rest at Arlington

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U.S. Army Major. Gen. Harold J. Greene was buried in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, August 14, 2014 with full military honors that included a caisson, two escort platoons, casket team, firing party, colors team, band a caparisoned horse, and a 13 gun (cannon) salute.  Major Gen. Greene became the highest ranking casualty during the war in Afghanistan  after he was killed by an Afghan soldier on August 5th.  (Alan Lessig/Staff)

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene was buried in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, August 14, 2014 with full military honors that included a caisson, two escort platoons, casket team, firing party, colors team, band, a caparisoned horse and a 13 gun (cannon) salute.  Dr. Susan Myers is comforted by her son, 1st. Lt. Matthew Greene, and daughter Amelia Greene, left,  as she put a rose on the casket at the end of the graveside service. Maj. Gen. Greene became the highest ranking casualty during the war in Afghanistan after he was killed by an Afghan soldier on August 5th. (Alan Lessig/Staff)

U.S. Army Major. Gen. Harold J. Greene was buried in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, August 14, 2014 with full military honors that included a caisson, two escort platoons, casket team, firing party, colors team, band a caparisoned horse, and a 13 gun (cannon) salute.  Major Gen. Greene became the highest ranking casualty during the war in Afghanistan  after he was killed by an Afghan soldier on August 5th.  (Alan Lessig/Staff)
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno presents the flag from Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene’s casket to his widow, Dr. Susan Myers. (Alan Lessig/Staff)

 

Leap Frogs land on Wrigley Field

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A member of the Navy's "Leap Frogs" Parachute Team lands in Wrigley Field with the American flag before a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker)

A member of the Navy’s Parachute Team, The Leap Frogs, lands in Wrigley Field with the American flag before a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker)

Remembering Robin

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Robin Williams shakes hands and poses for photos with some of the troops gathered at the Camp Liberty Post Exchange in Baghdad, during a USO tour, Dec. 14, 2004. In a statement, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel saluted Williams, who passed away Aug. 10, 2014, at age 63, for his steadfast support of U.S. troops and veterans over the years.  DoD file photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Dan Purcell

Robin Williams shakes hands and poses for photos with some of the troops gathered at the Camp Liberty Post Exchange in Baghdad, during a USO tour, Dec. 14, 2004. In a statement, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel saluted Williams, who passed away Aug. 10, 2014, at age 63, for his steadfast support of U.S. troops and veterans over the years.
DoD file photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Dan Purcell