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Searching for examples of what it’s like for the day in the life of a service member? We’ve got you covered! From recruiting teams to the newest members of the Navy band, Manny the Marine dog to FTXs, here’s a photographic look at what our military has been up to this week.

Hotel Crucible

PARRIS ISLAND, SC, 08.18.2022
Photo by Capt. Philip Kulczewski, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island   
Recruits with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct the Crucible on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island S.C. The Crucible is the final 54-hour test recruits must pass to become United States Marines.

2022 MCBH Relief and Appointment and Retirement Ceremony

Photo by Cpl. Samantha Sanchez, Marine Corps Base Hawaii  
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Lester L. Williams, left, off-going sergeant major, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, receives the Legion of Merit award from Col. Speros Koumparakis, right, commanding officer, MCBH, during the MCBH Relief and Appointment and Retirement ceremony.

HEART 22 Flies to Guatemala

HONDURAS, 08.18.2022
Photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Smoot, Joint Task Force Bravo  
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alexis Pentzer, a public affairs specialist with the Health Engagements Assistance Response Team (HEART) 2022, takes photos during a flight over Honduras. U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopters assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo, Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, transported members of HEART 22 to Guatemala to continue their operation.

39th Air Base Wing conducts Titan Ready 22-04 Exercise

Photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Angulo, 39th Air Base Wing Public Affairs  
Senior Airmen Drayas Robinson, Emergency Management Support Team member, prepares his teammate for contamination control during the Titan Ready 22-04 exercise at Incirlik Air Base. The 39th Air Base Wing conducted a wing-wide exercise to test the overall readiness, strategies, and capabilities in the event of a real-world incident.

Manny Monday

SAN DIEGO, CA, 08.22.2022
Photo by Cpl. Max Noel, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego  
U.S Marine Corps Cpl. Manny, the mascot of Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego, poses for a photo on the training grounds at MCRD San Diego. Posing for photos is one of the tasks that is required of Manny as the Depot mascot.

26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Arrives

BOGUE, NC, 08.23.2022
Photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary Zephir, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit   
Leaders with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Forward Command Element arrive on Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, North Carolina. The MEU field exercise is focused on the rapid deployment of troops and the unit’s ability to exercise command and control in a distributed environment.

U.S. Navy Band Welcomes Newest Members

WASHINGTON, DC, 08.21.2022
Photo by Canadian Forces PO 1 David Hagee, U.S. Navy Band  
First Class Ava Conway pinned as the newest French Hornist of the U.S. Navy Band.

Nakoa Fleek 2022

HI, 08.18.2022
Photo by Sgt. Kenyel Jones, 25th Division Sustainment Brigade  
Soldiers in 524th Division Sustainment Support Battalion, 25th DSB are heading to the field to support our ground allies over at 2IBCT for Nakoa Fleek here in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Maj. Gen. Christopher Beck’s Promotion Ceremony

TX, 08.22.2022
Photo by Sgt. Khalan Moore, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment  
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Christopher Beck, deputy commander and his wife Sally celebrate his promotion, at III Corps Fort Hood, Texas 22 Aug. 2022.

Joint Radio Operation PME

Photo by Cpl. Patrick Katz, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command  
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Dominic Brand, a radio operator with Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, tests an AN/PRC-160(V) radio system at a Logistics Support Area established in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Native Fury 22 is vital for strengthening the United States’ long-standing relationship with Saudi Arabian Armed Forces.

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