Brave Women in the Armed Forces of the World


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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 28, 2019) Sailors and Marines sort mail aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), Jan. 28, 2019. Arlington is on a scheduled deployment as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group in support of maritime security operations, crisis response and theater security cooperation, while also providing a forward naval presence. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Parker/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Jan. 31, 2019) Sailors secure a simulated medical casualty in a sleeve stretcher during stretcher bearer training in medical triage aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaitlyn E. Eads/Released)

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Jan. 31, 2019) Seaman Samantha Roth, left, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Ronquayle Kendrick lift a simulated medical casualty in a sleeve stretcher while practicing patient transport during stretcher bearer training aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaitlyn E. Eads/Released)

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US Navy Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner with an A-7E Corsair II..date unknown.

Rest in Peace shipmate. Rest in peace.

Captain Rosemary Mariner, United States Navy, Retired, died on January 24, 2019, in the fifth year of her battle with ovarian cancer, with her husband and wingman of 40 years by her side. She was 65. Born in Harlingen, Texas, raised in San Diego, she graduated from Purdue University with a degree in aeronautics at 19. Captain Mariner was one of the first eight women selected to fly military aircraft in 1973. After flight training in 1974, she became the Navy's first female jet pilot flying the A-4C and the A-7E Corsair II. She moved to the Naval Weapons Center in China Lake, then Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 5. For sea duty, in 1982 she reported aboard USS Lexington, where she qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer.

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Jan. 9, 1975) Ensign Rosemary Conaster (later Mariner), assigned to Fleet Composite Squadron (VC) 2, prepares for a flight in a Grumman S-2 Tracker antisubmarine aircraft at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Jan. 9, 1975. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Jan. 9, 1975) Ensign Rosemary Conaster (later Mariner), assigned to Fleet Composite Squadron (VC) 2, makes pre-flight checks of the main gear of a Grumman S-2 Tracker antisubmarine aircraft at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Jan. 9, 1975. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

In 1990, she became the first woman to command a military aviation squadron, VAQ-34, based at the Pacific Missile Test Center at Pt. Mugu, CA. She attended the National War College in Washington, DC, earning a Masters in National Security Strategy, and served on the Staff of the Joint Chiefs in the Pentagon. Her final military assignment was as the Chairman of the Joint Chief's Chair in Military Strategy at the National War College, before retiring in 1997. Throughout her career, Captain Mariner was both willing to serve as a mentor to others and deeply grateful to the men and women who enabled her to pursue her dreams. She was instrumental in the repeal of restrictions on women serving in combat.
 

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Senior Airman Kayla Bay, 377th Security Forces Squadron Pass and Registration clerk cuts a visitor pass as Staff Sgt. Ryan Frost and Senior Airman Johnathan Edwards, 377th SFS Pass and Registration clerks, assist a patron with a base access issue at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 5. The Pass and Registration office services nine wings, 110 mission partners, approximately 3,125 military members, 1,068 guard and reserve members, 12,001 Sandia National Labs personnel and 1,068 none appropriated funds & Army Air Force Exchange employees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

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Airmen from the 823d Base Defense Squadron (BDS) get ready to exit an HC-130J Combat King II during airfield security training, Jan. 28, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The training was geared toward bolstering the 823d BDS’s adaptive base readiness, which consisted of improving Airmen’s capabilities to effectively and efficiently on-load equipment along with more than 30 fully-equipped personnel into an aircraft, followed by establishing airfield security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

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MILLINGTON, Tenn. (February 8, 2019) Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 3rd Class Cyndra Kohfeldt has been featured in this week's Recruiter Spotlight. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zachary S. Eshleman/Released)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Courtney Kohnke, 673d Civil Engineer Squadron construction inspector, performs a post-earthquake inspection of a level-four rated facility at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 31, 2019. Since the Nov. 30, 2018 earthquake more than 20 CES Airmen have been trained in the ATC-20-1 Post-earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings to maintain and improve agile support capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Crystal A. Jenkins)

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U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Blake Charres, left, a landing support specialist with 1st Transportation Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, shows Pfc. Alexandra Ramirez, a landing support specialist with 1st TSB, 1st MLG, how to utilize a PRC-148 multiband radio before conducting a helicopter support team training exercise with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Jan. 31, 2019. The HST exercise provides proficiency training to landing support specialists with 1st TSB and HMH-465 pilots in the insertion and extraction of assets in restrictive terrain. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Roderick Jacquote)

 

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Staff Sgt. Symphony Leyk, 5th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School Instructor, shares memories while instructing her students at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Jan. 15, 2019. Airmanship, standards, discipline and self-awareness are a few topics covered throughout the five-week ALS course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Heather Ley)

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Senior Airman Sierra Romero, 628th Force Support Squadron food services specialist, prepares food for customers after the newly renovated Gaylor Dining Facility officially reopened, Feb. 1, 2019, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The new renovations are projected to help dining facility personnel adjust to changing lifestyles, needs and preferences, as well as to improve efficiency, reduce costs and restore a sense of community while maintaining mission feeding capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody R. Miller)

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Left to right, Col. Terrence Adams, 628th Air Base Wing commander, joins David McDonald, DAVCO vice president of program management, Lt. Col. Jacqueline Sukhlall, Air Force Services Activity Operations Directorate deputy director, and John “Scott” Waizmann, SABER project manager - 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, to mark the opening of the Gaylor Dining Facility Feb. 1, 2019, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The dining facility was originally closed on March 1, 2017, for construction and repairs to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Later, additional construction projects were added to the design with the goal of improving food quality, variety and availability for Airmen and eligible patrons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody R. Miller)

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GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Feb. 8, 2019) Commanding Officer, Training Support Center Great Lakes Capt. David Dwyer cuts the cake with the recruit award winners at a post-graduation reception at Recruit Training Command. Dwyer served as the reviewing officer for the ceremony. More than 30,000 recruits graduate annually from the Navy's only boot camp. (U.S. Navy photo by Communication Specialist 1st Class Dominique M. Lasco)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 6, 2019) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Jasmine Gomez, from Beavercreek, Ohio, signals a hose team during a flight deck fire drill aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) while on a deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The Essex ARG/13th MEU is a capable and lethal Navy-Marine Corps team deployed to the 7th fleet area of operations to support regional stability, reassure partners and allies and maintain a presence postured to respond to any crisis ranging from humanitarian assistance to contingency operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan M. Breeden/Released)

 

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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Keyla Sanchez, an aircraft electrical systems technician with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, performs routine maintenance during Exercise Yuma Horizon 19 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, Jan. 14, 2019. Exercise Yuma Horizon is a squadron-level training exercise with a focus on education in a range of mission requirements designed to maintain squadron capability in a forward-operating environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Seth Rosenberg)

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Senior Airman Samuel A. Mislyan, 374th Communication Squadron communication focal point technician, gives closing statements to senior enlisted leaders during the second annual Mentoring Up event, Feb. 7, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Mentoring up is sponsored by the Air Force Sergeants Association and provides a unique opportunity for ambitious Airmen who are leading their tier to present pressing matters and innovative ideas to senior enlisted leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

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Staff Sgt. Brittany Stewart, a COMSEC manager with the 124th Communications Flight, works on her computer during a unit training assembly at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho on Feb. 10, 2019. Units from across the 124th Fighter Wing participated in the exercise to ensure they could operate in various levels of MOPP gear. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

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Airmen from the 124th Medical Group simulate being exposed to various chemical agents during a unit training assembly at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho on Feb. 10, 2019. The Airmen acted for the MDG’s triage team to ensure that effective training occurred. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

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Senior Airman Elisabeth Leonard from the 124th Security Forces surveys the area around buildings during a Major Readiness Exercise at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. The exercise started on Feb. 8 and lasted from early morning through the night until Feb. 10, and is vital to ensuring Airmen are prepared for all possible scenarios. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur)
 

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SELFRIDGE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mich.-- Jasmine Lee, an airman with the 127th Force Support Squadron, participates in an evening English course on base on February 5, 2019. Lee and her classmates are taking the course with Northwood University, as either guest or matriculated status undergraduate students, working toward multiple goals. Many guest students take Northwood courses on base to work toward completing their Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Associate's Degree program requirements. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Chelsea E. Barber)

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NORFOLK, Va. (Feb. 12, 2019) Culinary Specialist Seaman Samantha Campos prepares onions for chow in the forward galley aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is currently moored at Naval Station Norfolk conducting targeted maintenance and training, and remains operationally ready. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Victoria Granado/Released)

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U.S. Army Pfc. Emily Stith(L), a Jacksonville, Florida native and shooter/instructor with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's International Rifle Team, competes in the final during the 2018 USA Shooting Spring Selection at Fort Benning, Georgia on March 29. With just a week in the unit, Stith won that final securing her first title as a U.S. Army Soldier. To Stith's right is 2nd Lt. Sarah Beard who later joined the Army and became a part of the USAMU team as well. (U.S. Army photo by Michelle Lunato)

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Airman 1st Class Gianna Leupp, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron customer service representative, scrubs toys from the base Child Development Center and Youth Programs in a bath of soapy water January 18, 2019, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. After several base members contracted a highly-contagious gastrointestinal virus, base public health advised all public-access toys were soaked in a bleach solution prior to being scrubbed in soapy water, rinsed in clean water and air-dried in order to be properly sanitized. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

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Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Coleman, Task Force Cavalier and 529th Support Command senior enlisted advisor, gives encouraging remarks to Sgt. Keandra Wright, 15th Financial Management Support Unit, for her exemplary efforts as the acting postal and finance section noncommissioned officer in charge, Jan. 23, 2019. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Roger Jackson)

 

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U.S. Army Warrant Officer Nicole C. Richardson, 1-150th Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, and her daughter, Alexis, listen during a session of the New Jersey General Assembly at the State House in Trenton, N.J., Jan. 31, 2019. Richardson was recognized by the Assembly as the first black woman Army aviator in New Jersey. (New Jersey National Guard photo by Mark C. Olsen)

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Will Piepenbring, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot with the 25th Fighter Squadron, performs a postural exercise at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 13, 2019. The exercise focuses on working scapular muscles and shoulder blades. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio A. Gamboa)



Sailors assigned to a far-sea joint training flotilla with the navy under the PLA Southern Theater Command make light signals aboard the guided-missile destroyer Hefei (Hull 174) during a recent maritime air-defense and anti-missile drill in waters of the Pacific Ocean. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Zhou Qiqing)

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Sgt. Nadine Anson, 504th Military Intelligence Brigade, dons her mission oriented protective posture gear Jan. 16, 2019, Fort Hood, Texas. Soldiers learned how to don their gear and sanitize it. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Gabriela S. Thompson)

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A C-17 Globemaster III delivers humanitarian aid from Homestead Air Reserve Base, FL to Cucuta, Colombia February 16, 2019. This mission was planned at the request of the U.S. Secretary of State, in close coordination with USAID and with the approval of the government of Colombia. The role of the U.S. military during this peaceful mission is to transport urgently needed aid to Colombia for eventual distribution by relief organizations on the ground for Venezuelans impacted by the rapidly deteriorating crisis in their country. This humanitarian mission underscores the United States’ firm commitment and readiness to respond to the man-made political, economic, and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)
 

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Feb. 5, 2019) U.S. Navy Lt. Erika Grattidge, the shock trauma platoon assistant officer in charge for Combat Logistics Detachment 34, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command, starts an IV for a notional casualty during a base-wide indirect fire drill in southwest Asia, Feb. 5, 2019. Sailors with CLD-34 used the base-wide drill to sharpen their life-saving skills and capabilities, further contributing to the aid that SPMAGTF-CR-CC provides throughout the CENTOM area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Desiree King/Released)



ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 2, 2019) A Sailor tracks aircraft from primary flight control aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is underway conducting composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12. The components of CSG 12 embody a “team-of-teams” concept, combining advanced surface, air and systems assets to create and sustain operational capability. This enables them to prepare for and conduct global operations, have effective and lasting command and control, and demonstrate dedication and commitment to becoming the strongest warfighting force for the Navy and the nation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cody Anderson/Released)

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NORFOLK (Jan. 18, 2019) Operations Specialist 2nd Jamie D’Alvia stands watch in the Combat Directive Center aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dan Snow/Released)

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LAEM CHABANG, Thailand (Feb. 11, 2019) U.S. Navy Aviation Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Txi Txi Mee Lee, from Oshkosh, Wisc., poses for a selfie with children during a community outreach event at the Ban Banglamung School in in Laem Chabang, Thailand. Sailors assigned to the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group volunteered at the Ban Banglamung School during a scheduled port visit to Laem Chabang, Thailand. The John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)

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NORFOLK, Va. (Feb. 19, 2019) Aviation Support Equipment Technician 3rd Class Haley Skinta greases sling parts in a machinery repair work center aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is currently moored at Naval Station Norfolk conducting targeted maintenance and training, and remains operationally ready. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Victoria Granado/Released)
 

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U.S. Army Cpl. Jasmine Hauck from Company D, 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division receives medical treatment for her notional injuries during a mock medical evacuation exercise at Mihail Kogalniceanu, Romania March 01, 2019. This was a multi-unit exercise to evaluate the response time of a medical evacuation from MK Air Base out to Constanta, Romania. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Yon Trimble)

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Col. Paul Reedy, 125th Fighter Wing commander, watches while medical personnel check members' readiness requirements. Reedy is touring the base and various units of the wing learning what our Airmen do everyday day.

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Pennsylvania Air National Guardmen Senior Master Sgt. Edward Spagel, top left, Master Sgt. Keith Gregory, top middle, Staff Sgt. Sean Frederick, top right, Senior Airman Jessica Slappo, bottom left, and Tech. Sgt. Alycia Frederick, bottom right, assigned to the 171st Air Refueling Wing near Pittsburgh pose for a photo to honor the 2018 Outstanding Airman of the Year, Feb. 9, 2019. Sgt. Gregory has also been selected as the Senior Noncommissioned officer for the entire state of Pennsylvania. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Hoover)

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Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz names Petty Officer 2nd Class Margret Nicol, assigned to Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, the 2019 Thirteenth District Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year, at a ceremony held at Coast Guard Base Seattle, March 1, 2019. Nicol, selected from more than 300 Reserve members, was awarded for her superior performance, leadership and professional development of others while assigned to Station Seattle from January through December 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jetta Disco.

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alyssa Farren, an installation personnel readiness non-commissioned officer in charge with the 102nd Intelligence Wing, works on keeping accountability and checking in participants for the Right Start brief when they arrive at PATRIOT South 19 at the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center, Ga., Mar. 2, 2019. This is Staff Sgt. Farren's first time participating in PATRIOT South. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
 

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 25, 2019) Damage Controlman Second Class Maribel Brambila secures sock tubes for an Aqueous Film Forming Foam test in the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). The ship is underway conducting sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Levi Decker/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (February 23, 2019) Seaman Mewegnim Tabate stands aft lookout on the fantail of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is underway conducting sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danilo Reynoso)

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Tech. Sgt. Johnetta Young, 380th Expeditionary Medical Group independent medical technician, performs an evaluation of a simulated patient during the public health exercise at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Feb 18-22, 2019. This exercise was designed and executed to evaluate the wing’s ability to appropriately prepare, prevent, and mitigate the effects of a Public Health Emergency in order to maintain critical mission operations. (U.S. photo by Tech. Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady)

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Staff Sgt. Casey Gasbarro, 380th Expeditionary Medical Group flight and operational medical technician, examine a simulated patient’s evaluation during the public health exercise at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Feb 18-22, 2019. This exercise serves as a controlled training environment in which they can identify strengths, weaknesses and gaps in the process. (U.S. photo by Tech. Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady)

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VICTORIA, Australia (Feb. 28, 2019) — Lt. Richard Guevara, Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition detachment assistant officer in charge, speaks with an Australian servicemember at VP-47's static display during the airshow at Avalon Airport. The Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition is one of Australia’s premiere biennial aerospace exhibition, trade and airshows. The "Golden Swordsmen" are currently deployed to Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan conducting maritime patrol and reconnaissance and theater outreach operations within U.S. 7th Fleet (C7F) area of operations in support of Commander, Task Force 72, C7F, and U.S. Pacific Command objectives throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Navy Photo by Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Edward Schafer/RELEASED)
 

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