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40 Inspiring Photos Of The United States Armed Forces

Celebrating the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

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On Veterans Day, we take the opportunity as a nation to thank the brave members of the United States Armed Forces for their sacrifices and perseverance.

Cpl. Kathryn K. Bynum / Via http://U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Chester Nez recieves an American flag from Pfc. Tiffany Boyd. Nez is the last of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers of World War II.

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Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lawrence Davis / Via http://U.S. Navy

Naval Air Crewman 3rd Class Kyle Daggett observes aboard an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter as it transports cargo to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island during a replenishment-at-sea.

U. S. Marine Corps / Via Chief Warrant Officer 2 Paul S. Mancuso

Pfc. Christina Fuentes Montenegro and other Marines from Delta Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-East, receive final instructions prior to assaulting an objective.

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Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Timothy Schumaker / Via http://U.S. Navy

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) Jessica Pena-Guerrero pulls a fuel line across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

Lance Cpl. Andrew Kuppers / Via http://U.S. Marine Corps

A Marine with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, uses his Supplemental Emergency Breathing Device prior to escaping the simulated helicopter seat.

Staff Sgt. Joseph Rivera Rebolledo / Via http://U.S. Army photo

Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 296th Infantry Regiment, Puerto Rico National Guard, conduct a skills presentation during the change of responsibility and retirement ceremony. o

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Staff Sgt. Sara Keller / Via http://U.S. Air Force

llan Levitsky-Orkin, a Delaware native who served as a U.S. Army nurse in Normandy during World War II, is greeted by a U.S. Army paratrooper during a ceremony honoring the service of U.S. Army nurses during World War II.

Lisa Ferdinando / Via Army News Service

President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts. Pitts received the nation's highest military honor for his actions in 2008 in Wanat, Afghanistan.

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Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen / Via http://U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Mayport, Fla., arrives at the scene of an accident involving a 21-foot boat which ran aground on a jetty near Mayport with two men and a 10-year-old boy aboard.

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http://U.S. Navy / Via Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Recruit Tim Brunner flexes his muscles during flight quarters aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard.

Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Declan Barnes / Via http://U.S. Navy

Sailors man the bridge helm station to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin during a replenishment-at-sea.

http://U.S. Navy / Via Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sabrina Fine

Cryptologist Technician 1st Class Roger Lilley kisses his wife after returning to Naval Station Norfolk aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey.

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Sgt. Kim Browne, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs / Via http://U.S. Army

A young girl embraces her father during a welcome home ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team “Ironhorse,” 1st Cavalry Division.

Cpl. Michael Petersheim / Via http://U.S. Marine Corps

Marines watch the USS Iwo Jima off the coast of Onslow Beach in Camp Lejeune, N.C., as Marines and Sailors with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct ship-to-shore operations.

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