Top 10 military photos of the week

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Photo by Lance Cpl. Cristian Torres, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego  
U.S Marine Corps Cpl. Manny, the mascot of Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, participates in a group photo at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on
May 20, 2022. Cpl. Manny has many duties that he accomplishes on graduation days.

Each week, we show you what it’s really like for our military service members in uniform! From graduations to Hail and Farewells to everything in between, our photos show you what it’s really like to wear a uniform.

National Police Week, WPAFB Ruck to Remember

Photo by R.J. Oriez, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs  
Senior Airman Jeiden Chandler attaches the photo of a fallen Air Force Defender to Tech. Sgt. Ryan Amell’s back prior to the start of the 88th Security Forces Squadron’s Police Week ruck march, May 20, 2022, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The five-kilometer march was in honor of Defenders who died in the line of duty and marked the end of National Police Week.

Marauder Soldiers Spend Time with Elementary Students

SPARTA, WI, 05.23.2022
Photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Rayno, 181st Infantry Brigade  
A student of Herrman Elementary poses for a photo while inside an M1097 Heavy HMMWV May 23, 2022, in Sparta, Wis. The Marauder Battalion participated in a career day event at the elementary school.

Pa. Air Guard Leaders Visit Lithuania

Joint Force Headquarters – Pennsylvania National Guard  
Brig. Gen. Michael Regan Jr., deputy adjutant general-Air, Pennsylvania National Guard, and other Pennsylvania Air National Guard senior leaders pose for a photo with leaders from Lithuania’s Šiauliai Air Base on May 24, 2022.

Manny Monday

Faces of MCIPAC: Cpl. Arika Armell

Photo by Lance Cpl. Cody Purcell, Marine Corps Base Hawaii  
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Arika Armell, an administration specialist with Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, poses for a photo, MCBH, May 22, 2022. Armell was highlighted during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, in observance of her heritage and service to the U.S. Marine Corps.

305 AMW’S last KC-10 Extender returns from EUCOM

Photo by Airman Simonne Barker, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Public Affairs  
An aircrew from the 305th Air Mobility Wing pose for a photo in front of the wing’s last KC-10 Extender to return from the U.S. European Command at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, May 25, 2022. The return marks an end to EUCOM aerial refueling support for KC-10 Extenders assigned to the 305th AMW.

Graduating Cadets Embrace New Journey as Officers

WEST POINT, NY, 05.21.2022
United States Military Academy at West Point  
The U.S. Military Academy Class of 2022 marches to Michie Stadium on Graduation Day Saturday.

LA Fleet Week: 15th MEU Marines Prepare Exposition Site

SAN PEDRO, CA, 05.25.2022
Photo by Gunnery Sgt. Donald Holbert, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit  
U.S. Marines assigned to Charlie Company, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, Task Force Los Angeles, pose for a photo on the ramp of an Amphibious Combat Vehicle during Los Angeles Fleet Week at San Pedro, California, May 25, 2022. The purpose of Fleet Week is to showcase the capabilities of the Navy-Marine Corps team and give back to the community with events, static displays, and personal interactions between service members and the public.

Reenlistment Ceremony Over Pacific Ocean

PACIFIC OCEAN, 05.23.2022
Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Sypert, USS Tripoli (LHA 7)  
Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Isaiah Wallace, left, and Ensign Justin Joo pose for a photo during a reenlistment ceremony in an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, May 24, 2022. Tripoli is conducting routine operations in U.S. 7th Fleet.

Japanese-American Friendship Festival strengthens U.S., Japan partnership

Photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal, 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs  
U.S. Air Force Capt. Chase Todd, the 459th Airlift Squadron UH-1N Huey pilot, places a helmet on an attendee during the Japanese-American Friendship Festival 2022, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 22, 2022. The two-day festival was an opportunity for visitors to learn more about the U.S. and Japan bilateral partnership while strengthening the bonds between Yokota and the local communities. Yokota was able to host the event with the support of the Japan Self-Defense Force, sister services, and the local community.

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