Images September 08, 2017

One Step at a Time: An Airman’s Journey through LGBT acceptance
Capt. Dawn Junk stands, arms crossed, deployed overseas in 2004 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Junk is now a colonel and is the Continental United States North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, First Air Force and Air Forces Northern, director of strategy for policy, plans, requirements and international affairs at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.
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Loading Supplies
Air Force airmen load supplies and equipment onto a C-17 Globemaster III during a hurricane relief mission to prepare Puerto Rico for Hurricane Irma at the Richmond International Airport in Richmond, Va., Sept. 6, 2017. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis


 
 
 
 

U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III pilots from the 14th Airlift Squadron take off and fly toward Puerto Rico during a hurricane relief mission to prepare for Hurricane Irma at Richmond, VA, September 6, 2017. Hurricane Irma is currently a category 5 hurricane and is capable of inflicting catastrophic damage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt Douglas Ellis)


 
 
 
 

Chocks and Chains
Sailors present chocks and chains to the pilot of a Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter before it takes off from the flight deck of the USS America during routine flight operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Sept. 3, 2017. Navy photo by Seaman Apprentice Chad Swysgood


 
 
 
 

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Dakota Harris, left, military police dog handler, Marine Air-Ground Task Force-8 (MAGTF), gives a brief on the various capabilities of military working dogs as part of a demonstration during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-17 on Camp Wilson, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 16, 2017. The purpose of ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated MAGTF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christopher A. Mendoza)


 
 
 
 

Dude, a military working dog, Marine Air-Ground Task Force-8 (MAGTF), demonstrates his search and asses capabilities during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-17 on Camp Wilson, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 16, 2017. The purpose of ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated MAGTF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christopher A. Mendoza)


 
 
 
 

Sustaining The Victory
Paratroopers, with Charlie Battery, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, engage ISIS militants with precise and strategically placed artillery fire in support of Iraqi and Peshmerga fighters in Mosul. The fuel, munitions and life support essentials needed to sustain the fight against ISIS in the U.S. Army Central Command area of operations are provided by U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), acting as the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) Operational Command Post, in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The 1st TSC has provided approximately 22 million rounds of ammunition, nearly 3 million gallons of fuel, over 1,000 vehicles, nearly 400 million gallons of water and more than 13,000 weapons. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Christopher Bigelow)

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