Saluting, honoring and remembering the men and women, past and present, of the US Armed Forces.
Congressional Medal of Honor presentation:
The Medal of Honor was presented to Elsie Shemin-Roth, right, and Ina Bass, accepting on behalf of their late father, Army Sergeant William Shemin, for actions while serving in France during World War I, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday. Also, a Medal of Honor was awarded to the late Army Private Henry Johnson for his actions, also during World War I.
Marines line up for a door-breaching exercise using a donut charge during Operation Lava Viper at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, on Thursday. The Marines are combat engineers assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. Photo credit: Cpl. Ricky Gomez/Marine Corps
Soldiers from Texas National Guard’s 1st Squadron 124th Cavalry and D Co., 949th Battalion Support Brigade, along with members of Texas Task Force 1, look for survivors on May 26 of the floods that have hit Texas. This Search and Rescue Ground team from the 36th Infantry Division, Texas Army National Guard conducted operations in both the Wimberley and Blanco areas utilizing their high-water trucks to rescue 32 civilians and seven pets after the Blanco River flooded its banks. Photo credit: 1st Sgt. Ross Dobelbower/US Army.
Addison Trimble of Glendale, Wis., looks for her mother, Alyssa Trimble, during the send-off ceremony for members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment at the Army Aviation Support facility in West Bend, Wis., on Saturday. The soldiers will deploy to Texas for training, then Kuwait to assist with Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Spartan Shield.
A platoon of U.S. Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, MRF-D sit with their gear inside of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during a refueling and transport operation May 22 at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia. Two CH-53Es picked up and transported approximately 140 Marines from Robertson Barracks to MBTA to begin Exercise Predator Walk. Photo credit: Cpl. Reba James/Marine Corps.
A Marine with 1st Marine Division, 7th Marine Regiment participates in stalking training aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., on May 27. The training was the last event during Division School’s six-week-long Pre-Scout Sniper Course. Photo credit: Lance Cpl. Danielle Rodrigues/Marine Corps.
A soldier rappels during certification on Victory Tower on Fort Jackson, S.C., on Friday before training chaplain candidates in a leaders course during two weeks of annual training. The soldiers are assigned to the 104th Training Division. Photo credit: Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton/US Army.
The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard marches during the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., on May 25. The National Memorial Day Parade was first launched in 2005 by the American Veterans Center. Photo credit: Scott Ash/US Air Force.
A Cub Scout stands among military personnel in salute as a hearse carrying the body of Marine Capt. Chris Norgren is driven through McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan., on Tuesday. Norgren, 31, was killed May 12 in Nepal when the U.S. Marine helicopter he was in crashed while flying disaster aid to earthquake victims. Photo credit: Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle.