Line of Sight

BCT: Jacks Valley

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Basic cadets participate in the assault course during Basic Cadet Training in Jacks Valley at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Basic cadets participate in the assault course during Basic Cadet Training in Jacks Valley at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

A basic cadet navigates an obstacle during the assault course at Basic Cadet Training in Jacks Valley at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)
A basic cadet navigates an obstacle during the assault course at Basic Cadet Training in Jacks Valley at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

 

VMFA-115 deploys to Western Pacific

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Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 prepare to deploy to the Western Pacific aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort as part of the Unit Deployment Program, July 9. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 (VMFA-115), also known as the Silver Eagles, will support multinational exercises improving American forces' ability to work well with allies while exposing the Marines to various training elements. The UDP is designed to balance strategic capabilities in the Pacific theater to train with allies, respond to crises and promote security cooperation across the region. (Cpl. Sarah Cherry/Marine Corps Air Station Beaufor)

Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 prepare to deploy to the Western Pacific aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort as part of the Unit Deployment Program, July 9. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 (VMFA-115), also known as the Silver Eagles, will support multinational exercises improving American forces’ ability to work well with allies while exposing the Marines to various training elements. (Cpl. Sarah Cherry/Marine Corps Air Station Beaufor)

Capitol Fourth

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The Presidential Salute Battery, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), supports the Capitol Forth Concert honoring the Nation as part of a fourth of July celebration in Washington D.C., July 4, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Cody W. Torkelson)

The Presidential Salute Battery, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), supports the Capitol Forth Concert honoring the Nation as part of a fourth of July celebration in Washington D.C., July 4, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Cody W. Torkelson)

Tango Battery

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Marines with the Cannons Platoon of Tango Battery, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, observe illumination rounds shot from their M777A2 Howitzer during a fire mission aboard Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, June 13, 2014. The Marines of Tango Battery aboard Camps Bastion and Leatherneck have a unique makeup for an artillery battery, with one platoon of M777A2 Howitzer cannons and one platoon of HIMARS launchers. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo By: Sgt. Frances Johnson/Released)

Marines with the Cannons Platoon of Tango Battery, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, observe illumination rounds shot from their M777A2 Howitzer during a fire mission aboard Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, June 13, 2014. The Marines of Tango Battery aboard Camps Bastion and Leatherneck have a unique makeup for an artillery battery, with one platoon of M777A2 Howitzer cannons and one platoon of HIMARS launchers. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo By: Sgt. Frances Johnson/Released)

Marines help fight California wildfires

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Aircraft with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing assist CALFIRE 2014 and local firefighting agencies with Cocos wildfires in San Marcos, Calif. May 15.

Aircraft with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing assist CALFIRE 2014 and local firefighting agencies with Cocos wildfires in San Marcos, Calif. May 15. (Pfc. Maxwell Pennington/U.S. Marines)

The Camp Pendleton Fire Department is working with Cal Fire, North County Fire, Orange County Fire, U.S. Forest Service and Oceanside Fire to contain the Tomahawk fire on Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook. The firefighters are staging at the Lake O'Neill area on Camp Pendleton. The Lake O'Neill recreation park is closed, however the camping site remains open.

The Camp Pendleton Fire Department is working with CALFIRE, North County Fire, Orange County Fire, U.S. Forest Service and Oceanside Fire to contain the Tomahawk fire on Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook. The firefighters are staging at the Lake O’Neill area on Camp Pendleton. The Lake O’Neill recreation park is closed, however the camping site remains open. (Cpl. Trevon Peracca/U.S. Marines)

Kyle White receives Medal of Honor

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Former U.S. Army Sgt. Kyle White receives the Congressional Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Photo by Rob Curtis/Staff

Former U.S. Army Sgt. Kyle White receives the Medal of Honor from President Obama during a ceremony at the White House, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. White was recognized for his actions during his deployment to Afghanistan in 2007 while serving with Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade.
Photo by Rob Curtis/Staff

Former U.S. Army Sgt. Kyle White receives the Congressional Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Photo by Rob Curtis, Staff

Former U.S. Army Sgt. Kyle White receives a round of applause after he was awarded the Medal of Honor.
Photo by Rob Curtis/Staff

View from above Trident Jaguar

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LISBON, Portugal (May 4, 2014) The amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) is anchored off the coast of Lisbon, Portugal, during the Strike Force NATO exercise Trident Jaguar. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Scott "Smoke" Moak/Released)

LISBON, Portugal (May 4, 2014) The amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) is anchored off the coast of Lisbon, Portugal, during the Strike Force NATO exercise Trident Jaguar. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Scott “Smoke” Moak/Released)

National Guard responds to tornado disaster

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Staff Sgt. Trey Wise, of Okolona, observes the tornado damage in Louisville, Miss., abord a Mississippi Army National Guard LUH-72 Lakota helicopter. (National Guard photo by Maj. Andy Thaggard, 184th Sustainment Command)(Released)

Staff Sgt. Trey Wise, of Okolona, observes the tornado damage in Louisville, Miss., abord a Mississippi Army National Guard LUH-72 Lakota helicopter. (National Guard photo by Maj. Andy Thaggard, 184th Sustainment Command)

An American flag lays in the midst of the destruction in Tupelo following the April 28 tornado that struck the area. Approximately 100 Mississippi National Guard members are responding to the disaster area. (Photos from Staff Sgt. Veronica McNabb from the Camp McCain Training Site.)

An American flag lays in the midst of the destruction in Tupelo following the April 28 tornado that struck the area. Approximately 100 Mississippi National Guard members are responding to the disaster area. (Photos from Staff Sgt. Veronica McNabb from the Camp McCain Training Site.)

Continuing the search

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Operators aboard ADF Ocean Shield move U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 into position for deployment in the search of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Using side scan sonar, the Bluefin will descend to a depth of between 4,000 and 4,500 meters, approximately 35 meters above the ocean floor and will spend up to 16 hours at this depth collecting data, before potentially moving to other likely search areas.  A mini-sub hunting for Malaysian jet MH370 aborted its first search of the remote Indian Ocean seabed after just six hours because the water was deeper than its operating limits, officials said on April 15, 2014.     AFP PHOTO / US NAVY / Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Blair/Released

Operators aboard ADF Ocean Shield move U.S. Navy’s Bluefin-21 into position for deployment in the search of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Using side scan sonar, the Bluefin will descend to a depth of between 4,000 and 4,500 meters, approximately 35 meters above the ocean floor and will spend up to 16 hours at this depth collecting data, before potentially moving to other likely search areas. A mini-sub hunting for Malaysian jet MH370 aborted its first search of the remote Indian Ocean seabed after just six hours because the water was deeper than its operating limits, officials said on April 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO / US NAVY / Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Blair/Released

Washington honors MoH recipients

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Medal of Honor recipients (from left) Capt. William Swenson, Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, and Col. Joe Jackson, right, stand and salute Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. during a ceremony to honor them as Medal of Honor recipients from Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Medal of Honor recipients (from left) Capt. William Swenson, Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, and Col. Joe Jackson, right, stand and salute Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. during a ceremony to honor them as Medal of Honor recipients from Washington state. After the ceremony, Swenson, Petry and Carter’s names were unveiled on the state Medal of Honor Monument on the Capitol campus. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)