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Top 10 military photos of the week

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Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for our service members? Check out this week’s photos! From reenlistment ceremonies to epic Fourth of July celebrations, here’s what our service members have been up to this week.

Cpl. Mabe Commandant Retention Program Reenlistment

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC, 07.06.2022
Photo by Lance Cpl. Averi Rowton, 2nd Marine Division  
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Courtland Mabe, a Douglasville, Georgia native and anti-tank missile gunner with 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2d Marine Division, recites the Oath of Enlistment on Camp Lejeune. Mabe was selected for reenlistment through the Commandant’s Retention Program which allows Marines that embody the whole Marine concept and represent the top echelon of Marines to bypass the twenty-step reenlistment process.

First Infantry Division Band Celebrates 4th of July in Randolph!

FORT RILEY, KY, 07.02.2022
Photo by Pvt. Kenneth Barnet, 19th Public Affairs Detachment  
Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division Band lead an Independence Day celebration parade in Randolph, Kansas, on July 2, 2022. This parade marks the town’s 45th annual celebration.

NSA Naples Celebrates 2022 Festa Americana

NAPLES, ITALY, 07.02.2022
Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Indra Beaufort, U.S. Naval Support Activity Naples  
Kate Krusely poses for a photo with her son at Festa Americana, an event celebrating American Independence Day, at U.S. Naval Support Activity (NSA).

Misawa Mudder 2022

Photo by Senior Airman Brieana Bolfing, 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs  
A child crawls through the mud during the annual Misawa Mudder at Misawa Air Base. The event allowed the children to participate in a 1K or obstacles-only run.

Basic Drills

Photo by Joshua Armstrong, U.S. Air Force Academy  
Basic cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Class of 2026 practice drill movements, cadence, customs, and courtesies during Basic Cadet Training.

Yokota celebrates the 4th of July

Photo by Machiko Arita, 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs  
Fireworks explode behind a C-130J Super Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The fireworks show was part of the Independence Day celebration hosted by the 374th Force Support Squadron.

2CR RSS Change of Command

Photo by Sgt. Randis Monroe, Training Support Activity Europe  
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Christopher Richardson shakes hands with Lt. Col. Keith Brown Jr. during the Regimental Support Squadron change of command ceremony at Rose Barracks. Lt. Col. Christopher Richardson relinquished command of the squadron to Lt. Col. Keith Brown Jr.

Charlie Company Circuit Course

SAN DIEGO, CA, 07.07.2022
Photo by Lance Cpl. Elliott Flood-Johnson, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego  
U.S. Marine Corps Recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, cross the monkey bars at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Recruits participated in a circuit course designed to build their endurance.

U.S. Army Aviators train with Romanian Land Forces

Photo by Capt. Taylor Criswell, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs  
Soldiers with the Romanian 9th Mechanized Brigade prepare for cold load instruction during movement and air assault training with Bravo Company, 3-227 Assault Helicopter Battalion. Regular interoperability training with NATO partners and allies builds trust and readiness, increasing the capacity for deterrence and defense.

Travis AFB celebrates Independence Day in Fairfield

Photo by Senior Airman Alexander Merchak, 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs  
U.S. Airmen assigned to David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, California, walk in the “Independence Day Parade” in Fairfield, California.

Wondering what else is new this week in our military community? Four Vietnam Veterans were awarded the Medal of Honor.