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Top 10 military photos of the week

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Check out this week’s photo round-up, where we showcase the best of our service members in action.

1. New Depot Mascot Arrives

PARRIS ISLAND, SC, 03.14.2022
Photo by Lance Cpl. Michelle Brudnicki, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island 
Pfc. Shannon Moralescanales, with Headquarters and Service Battalion, meet the new mascot on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., March 14, 2022. Pfc. Moralescanales will be the new handler to Opha Mae II.

2. USS Nimitz Shoots A Photo Exercise

PACIFIC OCEAN, 03.12.2022
Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Samuel Osborn, USS Nimitz (CVN 68)   
220312-N-KU796-1035 PACIFIC OCEAN (Mar. 12, 2022) 2022) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) steams forward in the Pacific Ocean. Nimitz is underway conducting routine operations.

3. 41st FAB LFX on GTA

Photo by Gertrud Zach, Training Support Activity Europe   
U.S. Soldiers with 41st Field Artillery Brigade stand for a photo during the Brigades live fire exercise at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, March 11, 2022. The deployment of U.S. forces here is a prudent measure that underpins NATO’s collective war-prevention aims, defensive orientation and commitment to protect all allies.

4. U.S. Patriot Battery Validates Readiness

SOUTH KOREA, 03.09.2022
Courtesy Photo, U.S. Forces Korea  
Soldiers assigned to the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade assemble an antenna on their Patriot missile system during recent training in the Republic of Korea.

5. Marines and Sailors with VMFA-112 Return Home after Completing Deployment

Photo by Cpl. Brendan Mullin, Marine Forces Reserve  
U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 112, Marine Aircraft Group 41, Marine Forces Reserve, return home to their loved ones at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, March 9, 2022. The Marines and Sailors with VMFA-112 completed a six month deployment to the INDOPACOM area of responsibility to promote regional stability and a free and open Indo-Pacific.

6. Taking Care of Our Canine Heroes

VILSECK, BY, GERMANY, 03.11.2022
Photo by Spc. Xuyang Zhao, 21st Theater Sustainment Command  
Sgt. James Romer (left) with other members of the Veterinary Medical Surgical Team performing CPR on a training simulation aid in Vilseck, Germany on March 11, 2022. Photo by Maj. Shawn Thomas.

7. Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group on Deployment

IONIAN SEA, 03.10.2022
Photo by Seaman Marvin Gabriel, USS Harry S Truman  
Sailors kneel as an F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to the “Fighting Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211, launches off of the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Mar. 10, 2022. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S., allied and partner interests in Europe and Africa.

8. Secretary Austin Hosts Finland’s Minister of Defense

WASHINGTON, DC, 03.09.2022
Photo by Lisa Ferdinando, Office of the Secretary of Defense Public Affairs 
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III hosts an honor cordon to welcome Finnish Defense Minister Antti Kaikkonen for a bilateral meeting at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., March 9, 2022.

9. Vance Pilots Arrive for Moody’s Women in Aviation

Photo by Airman 1st Class Courtney Sebastianelli, 23rd Wing Public Affairs  
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Jordan Routt, a 71st Flying Training Wing T-1 Jayhawk instructor pilot, places an engine cover on after landing at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, March 11, 2022. The T-1 Jayhawk flew from Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma in support of Moody’s Women in Aviation Youth Open House.

10. Exercise Khunjar Hadd

GULF OF OMAN, 03.09.2022
Photo by Spc. Zachery Frost, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / U.S. 5th Fleet   
220309-A-LN610-1191 GULF OF OMAN, (March 9, 2022) Omani, French, UK and U.S. ships sail in formation in the Gulf of Oman, March 9, during the Oman-led multinational maritime exercise Khunjar Hadd.

And a bonus: Active Aggressor Exercise – Camp Darby

LIVORNO, ITALY, 03.09.2022
Photo by Elena Baladelli, Training Support Activity Europe   
US Army Garrison, Italy Darby Military Community Emergency Services practice an active shooter scenario at the Livorno Elementary and Middle School, Camp Darby Mar, 9, 2022. Practicing key techniques is essential in facing real world emergencies.

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