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Subtle, personal mementos provide perpetual Memorial Days

  • 5/26/2017

Austin Williams visits the gravesite of U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher C. Campbell in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. Campbell was one of 30 Americans killed when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, with the call sign Extortion 17, crashed in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)

Dover’s mortuary affairs team ushers heroes on their final journey

  • 5/25/2017

A U.S. Air Force carry team transfers the remains of Staff Sgt. Austin Bieren, of Umatilla, Oregon, on April 1, 2017, at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Bieren was assigned to the 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB, Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Cacicia)

Pepsi’s Rolling Remembrance relay benefits children of fallen service members

  • 5/24/2017

Truck driver Thomas Skaggs holds a special American flag at the Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis as part of the PepsiCo Rolling Remebrance driving relay. The cross-countryrelay, in which drivers use delivery routes to hand off a flag used in Operation Freedom, is a benefit event for the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. (Photo courtesy Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation)

Ruck marches, rallies and more are moving memorials to fallen heroes

  • 5/22/2017

In April, Air Commandos participated in the Sixth Annual Air Commando Ruck March. The commandos carried 50-pound rucks for the 450-mile trek from MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, to Hurlburt Field. This year’s ruck march was dedicated to the Air Commandos assigned to the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, who perished March 14 in a U-28 crash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Recognize Armed Forces Day by attending a local parade or event

  • 5/19/2017

Motorcycles line up on Milwaukee's lake front near Army vehicles to take part in the nearly 500 cycle 13th Annual Support the Troops Ride on May 21, 2016.

National Defense Transportation Day a chance to honor USTRANSCOM’s service

  • 5/18/2017

Supply chain transportation of our nation’s military assets is handled by the U.S. Transportation Command, which is located at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, currently marking its centennial year in operation.

Make the most of International Museum Day with over 35,000 museums participating worldwide

  • 5/17/2017

Participants of a press conference launching Blue Star Museum for the seventh year gather with military family members to enjoy exhibits at Hampton Roads Naval Museum, May 26. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation's active duty military members and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amy M. Ressler/ Released)

Northern Edge brings synergy to Arctic skies

  • 5/16/2017

Northern Edge 2017 is Alaska’s premiere joint-training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques, and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. The joint exercise, held May 1-12 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, uses Alaska’s massive range area and is composed of more than 6,000 service members across all service branches. (Photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Travis Litke)

Military personnel honor fallen officers during Peace Officers Week

  • 5/15/2017

Airman Xavier De Leon (left), and Airman Calahan Ross (right), 4th Security Forces Squadron entry controllers finish an 8.3-mile ruck march during police week, April 17, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Police week was created in 1962 by then President John F. Kennedy in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Miranda A. Loera)

Families are the force behind the force

  • 5/11/2017

By Rachael Fisher

Today, RED Friday (Remember Everyone Deployed) and National Military Spouse Appreciation Day collide. We’re celebrating with a look at military photographers’ shots capturing the stages of one of life’s joyous moments: a military homecoming.

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