Image description: The National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic is the worlds largest learn-to-ski, adaptive winter sports rehabilitative event for U.S. military service veterans.
The clinic’s purpose is to motivate veterans with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic amputations, visual impairments, certain neurological problems and other disabilities to live life to the fullest. The clinic, sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Disabled American Veterans took place in Snowmass, Colo. from March 31 - April 5.
Photo from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Image description: Wilbur, a U.S. Marine Corps military working dog with a Marine special operations team, takes a break with his handler after successfully searching a build site for an Afghan Local Police (ALP) checkpoint. The ALP complemented counterinsurgency efforts by assisting and supporting rural areas with a limited Afghan National Security Forces presence.
Photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau, U.S. Department of Defense
May honors all members of the United States Military as part of Military Appreciation Month. The national observance is a special time to thank and honor our troops, veterans and their families for their dedication to protecting our country.
This year’s theme of the month-long observance is “The United States Armed Forces: The Strength of the Red, White and Blue.”
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Image description: Staff Sgt. Samuel Salgadovalle practices “Warrior Yoga” during a Soldier 360 course.
The Soldier 360 course helps noncommissioned officers tackle the effects of multiple deployments and the challenges of leading soldiers. Yoga is one of the physical activities recommended as an avenue to increase flexibility and strength while reducing stress.
Photo by Sgt. Jennifer Spradlin, U.S. Army
Image description: A firefighter airman starts a concrete saw during “emergency egress training” at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany. The training provides practice cutting through aircraft canopies in the event that a pilot needs rescuing from an airplane on fire.
Photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis, U.S. Air Force