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Top 10 military photos of the week

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In this week’s photo round-up, we check out what’s happening in North Macedonia, South Korea, and welcome in the military’s newest lieutenants.

The 36th Airlift Squadron Give Marara 22 Participants a Lift

Photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica Avallone, U.S. Army Pacific Public Affairs Office  
Staff Sgt. Robert Allen, 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron C-130J Super Hercules aerospace propulsion craftsman, conducts a post-flight inlet and exhaust inspection as part of an exercise in Tahiti, French Polynesia. Marara 22 is a multinational training that advances partners’ abilities to address complex and future contingencies throughout the Indo-Pacific.

Supply Airlift During TRADEWINDS 22

BELIZE, 05.11.2022
Photo by Spc. Kevin Valentine, 715th Public Affairs Detachment  
Courtesy photo of airlift supply operations during Tradewinds 22.

91st Air Refueling Squadron

TAMPA, FL, 05.13.2022
Photo by Airman 1st Class Lauren Cobin, 6th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs  
The 91st Air Refueling Squadron poses for a photo at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, May 13, 2022. As part of the 6th Air Refueling Wing, the 91st ARS operates the KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft conducting air refueling missions necessary to support air mobility missions on a global scale.

2CR and German partners at Pioneer Challenge

Photo by Markus Rauchenberger, Training Support Activity Europe   
U.S. Soldiers with Regimental Engineer Squadron (RES), 2nd Cavalry Regiment and German Soldiers with Panzerbrigade 12 enter and clear a room during “Pioneer Challenge” at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area. Pioneer Challenge is a physically demanding training event that incorporates military tasks and skills specific to the RES to promote cohesion and esprit de corps among the Pioneer formation and their German partners.

Wings Over Solano at Travis AFB

CA, 05.14.2022
Photo by Senior Airman Karla Parra, 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs  
A U.S. Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady performs a fly-by during the Wings Over Solano air show at Travis Air Force Base, California. The Wings Over Solano open house and air show provided an opportunity for the local community to interact directly with the base and its Airmen and see capabilities on full display at Travis AFB.

New Officers Celebrate Commissioning

CLEMSON, SC, 05.11.2022
Photo by Ken Scar, U.S. Army Cadet Command (Army ROTC)  
Clemson University’s Army and Air Force ROTC units held a joint ceremony to commission 33 second lieutenants into military service. Eighteen students received commissions into the Army, 14 into the Air Force, and one received a commission into the Space Force. After the ceremony, the new officers received their first salutes during a Silver Dollar Salute ceremony in Military Heritage Plaza.

2nd Cavalry Regiment ICV Gunnery

Photo by Spc. Ryan Parr, Training Support Activity Europe
U.S. Soldiers assigned to 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conduct a gunnery range in a Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.

Soldiers Chase Expert Soldier Badge

Photo by Staff Sgt. David Graves, U.S. Army Reserve Command  
Staff Sgt. Valsin Anders assembles the M240B machine gun during a training lane for the Expert Soldier Badge at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.

Exercise Swift Response RQ-7B V2 Shadow Preparation

Photo by Staff Sgt. Malcolm Cohens-Ashley, 40th Public Affairs Detachment  
Spc. Izac Segura (kneeling in photo), an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer assigned to the 7-17th Air Cavalry Squadron, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade performs routine maintenance on an RQ-7B V2 Shadow during Exercise Swift Response at Krivolak Training Area, North Macedonia. Exercise Swift Response 2022 is an annual multinational training exercise, which takes place in Eastern Europe, the Arctic High North, the Baltics, and the Balkans.

M18 Qualification

Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Le McNeill, Commander, Fleet Activities Chinhae  
COMMANDER, FLEET ACTIVITIES CHINHAE, South Korea – Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Clara Nicholson fires an M18 while conducting a weapons qualification.

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