Navy sailors place the sail on the yard of the mizzenmast aboard the USS Constitution in Charleston, Mass., on March 14, 2012. The sailors assigned to the Constitution routinely work to improve seamanship skills to prepare for possibly sailing the ship during the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Rooney, U.S. Navy. (Released)
[DoD photo by Senior Airman Stephanie Mancha, U.S. Air Force. (Released)]
[DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Christine Jones, U.S. Air Force. (Released)]
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft with the 335th Fighter Squadron
DoD photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman, U.S. Air Force. (Released)
Airmen load a tank into a C-5M Super Galaxy at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Nov. 15, 2011. The C-5M is the upgraded version of the C-5 Galaxy.
DoD photo by Roland Balik, U.S. Air Force. (Released)
A South Dakota Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter drops 600 gallons of water on a fire in Rapid City, South Dakota, on March 9, 2012. The helicopter crew is assigned to the Army National Guard Aviation Support Facility.
DoD photo by Master Sgt. Don Matthews, U.S. Army. (Released)
A U.S. Marine with 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division fires a shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon during a small-arms live-fire exercise in Cap Draa, Morocco, during exercise African Lion 2012 on April 11, 2012. African Lion is an annually scheduled joint/combined U.S.-Moroccan exercise sponsored by U.S. Africa Command and designed to promote interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation’s military tactics, techniques and procedures.
DoD photo by Cpl. Tyler Main, U.S. Marine Corps. (Released)
[DoD photo by Pfc. Codey Underwood, U.S. Marine Corps. (Released)]
[DoD photo by Gertrud Zach, U.S. Army. (Released)]
The colors are retired during a ceremony marking the end of the U.S. mission in Iraq in Baghdad on Dec. 15, 2011. DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo. (Released)