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)

 

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)

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)

Military Salute at Petco Park

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Gary Sinise poses with a group of United State Marine drill sergeants prior to the baseball game featuring the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants on Sunday, July 6, 2014, in San Diego at Petco Park.  The Gary Sinise Foundation honors veterans, first responders and their families.  (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Gary Sinise poses with a group of United State Marine drill instructors prior to the baseball game featuring the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Petco Park during San Diego’s Salute to the Military day. The Gary Sinise Foundation honors veterans, first responders and
their families. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Red, White and Blue practice

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Maj. Blaine Jones, Thunderbird 5 and lead solo, pitches to land as Maj. Jason Curtis, Thunderbird 6 and opposing solo, waits clearance for his pitch to land June 30, 2014, upon returning from a practice demonstration sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Thunderbirds, flying red, white and blue F-16 Fighting Falcons, are the Air Force’s precision flying demonstration team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

Maj. Blaine Jones, Thunderbird 5 and lead solo, pitches to land as Maj. Jason Curtis, Thunderbird 6 and opposing solo, waits clearance for his pitch to land June 30, 2014, upon returning from a practice demonstration sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Thunderbirds, flying red, white and blue F-16 Fighting Falcons, are the Air Force’s precision flying demonstration team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)