Line of Sight

Marine missing from World War II buried at Arlington

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Joe Tussey receives the flag from U.S. Marine Corps 1st Sgt. Patricia Trotter during a burial service for his uncle, Marine Pfc. Randolph Allen of Rush, Kentucky, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Pfc. Allen was reported killed in action on Nov. 20, 1943 on the island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll though his remains were not recovered until 2013. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Joe Tussey receives the flag from U.S. Marine Corps  1st Sgt. Patricia Trotter during the burial service for his uncle, Pfc. Randolph Allen of Rush, Kentucky, at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Pfc. Allen was reported killed in action on Nov. 20, 1943 on the island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll though his remains were not recovered until 2013. (Mike Morones/Staff)

A firing party from Marine Barracks Washington fires a volley during a burial service for Marine Pfc. Randolph Allen of Rush, Kentucky, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

A firing party from Marine Barracks Washington fires a volley during a burial service for Marine Pfc. Randolph Allen of Rush, Kentucky, at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

A bugler from "The President's Own" United States Marine Corps Band plays Taps during the burial service for Marine Pfc. Randolph Allen of Rush, Kentucky, at Arlington National Cemetery. (Mike Morones/Staff)

A bugler from “The President’s Own” United States Marine Corps Band plays Taps during the burial service for Marine Pfc. Randolph Allen of Rush, Kentucky, at Arlington National Cemetery. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Fast roping in Okinawa

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Central Training Area, Okinawa, Japan - Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 31st MEU fast-rope from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter July 18 at the Central Training Area, Okinawa, Japan, during a Marine Expeditionary Unit exercise. The training scenario called for the 31st MEU’s Battalion Landing Team to insert via aircraft into a landing zone near a simulated hostile village to seize and capture high-value individuals.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Adam B. Miller/Released).

Central Training Area, Okinawa, Japan – Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 31st MEU fast-rope from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter on July 18 at the Central Training Area in Okinawa, Japan during a Marine Expeditionary Unit exercise. The training scenario called for the 31st MEU’s Battalion Landing Team to insert via aircraft into a landing zone near a simulated hostile village to seize and capture high-value individuals. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Adam B. Miller/Released).

Selfie with soldiers

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III takes a selfie with U.S. Army soldiers with Bravo Co. of the 244th Quartermaster Battalion from Fort Lee, Va., after practice at the team's NFL football training facility, Friday, July 25, 2014 in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo)

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III takes a selfie with U.S. Army soldiers with Bravo Co. of the 244th Quartermaster Battalion from Fort Lee, Va., after practice at the team’s NFL football training facility, Friday, July 25, 2014 in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo)

Dale Jr. fires an M119

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NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. prepares to load a shell into a M119 Howitzer at Camp Atterbury Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Edinburgh, Ind. Earnhardt, in Indiana to compete in this weekend's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, shared in a re-enlistment ceremony of a half dozen soldiers. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. prepares to load a shell into a M119 Howitzer at Camp Atterbury Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Edinburgh, Ind. Earnhardt, in Indiana to compete in this weekend’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, shared in a re-enlistment ceremony of a half dozen soldiers. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes a selfie of himself and IndyCar driver Graham Rahal at Camp Atterbury Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Edinburgh, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes a selfie of himself and IndyCar driver Graham Rahal at Camp Atterbury Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Edinburgh, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

 

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)

 

Ryan Pitts awarded the Medal of Honor

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President Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House July 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. Pitts received the Medal of Honor for heroic action during an enemy engagement in Wanat in the Waygal Valley of Afghanistan, July 13, 2008.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

President Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House July 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. Pitts received the Medal of Honor for heroic action during an enemy engagement in Wanat in the Waygal Valley of Afghanistan, July 13, 2008. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Making the wait a little sweeter

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KAHUKU TRAINING AREA (July 14, 2014) Cpl. Joseph Josleyn, Indonesian Korps Marinir liaison, pets a stray dog as his squad of Indonesian marines wait to board a CH53E Super Stallion helicopter to leave Kahuku Training area during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to Aug. 1 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Dietz/Released)

KAHUKU TRAINING AREA (July 14, 2014) Cpl. Joseph Josleyn, Indonesian Korps Marinir liaison, pets a stray dog as his squad of Indonesian marines wait to board a CH53E Super Stallion helicopter to leave Kahuku Training area during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to Aug. 1 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Dietz/Released)

Pot of gold or the USS Harry S. Truman?

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140716-N-GN619-042 USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, at sea (July 16, 2014) – A rainbow ascends over the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as she comes alongside the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) for an ammo on-load. Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting training preparing for future deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kris R. Lindstrom/Released)

USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, at sea (July 16, 2014) – A rainbow ascends over the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as she comes alongside the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) for an ammo on-load. Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting training preparing for future deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kris R. Lindstrom/Released)

All-Star flyover in Minneapolis

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The Thunderbirds, the Air Force's air demonstration team, perform a flyover to kick off the Major League Baseball All-Star game at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn. on July 15, 2014.  DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Edward Coffey

The Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s air demonstration team, perform a flyover to kick off the Major League Baseball All-Star game at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn. on July 15, 2014.
DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Edward Coffey

RIMPAC

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A U.S. Navy landing craft, air cushion assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 exits the well deck of the dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) in the Pacific Ocean July 12, 2014, during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercise. RIMPAC is a U.S. Pacific Fleet-hosted biennial multinational maritime exercise designed to foster and sustain international cooperation on the security of the world?s oceans. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray, U.S. Navy/Released)

A U.S. Navy landing craft, air cushion assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 exits the well deck of the dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) in the Pacific Ocean July 12, 2014, during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercise. RIMPAC is a U.S. Pacific Fleet-hosted biennial multinational maritime exercise designed to foster and sustain international cooperation on the security of the world?s oceans. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray, U.S. Navy/Released)