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Image description: U.S. Army Pvt. Jeremiah Joliff, left, and Spc. Michael Hill carry a log during a spur ride event at Fort Benning, Ga. The spur ride included an Army physical fitness test, a five-mile run, an obstacle course, individual weapons qualifications, night land navigation, and other warrior tasks. 
Department of Defense photo by Sgt. Christopher Johnston, U.S. Army.

Image description: U.S. Army Pvt. Jeremiah Joliff, left, and Spc. Michael Hill carry a log during a spur ride event at Fort Benning, Ga. The spur ride included an Army physical fitness test, a five-mile run, an obstacle course, individual weapons qualifications, night land navigation, and other warrior tasks.

Department of Defense photo by Sgt. Christopher Johnston, U.S. Army.

Image Description: In the Arctic Ocean, U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Troy Shrum pulls the end of the line of the Coast Guard Cutter HEALY.  
Learn more about the Healy, the United States’ newest polar icebreaker.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Image Description: In the Arctic Ocean, U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Troy Shrum pulls the end of the line of the Coast Guard Cutter HEALY.  

Learn more about the Healy, the United States’ newest polar icebreaker.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Image description: A participant in the 3rd Annual Wounded Warrior Celebrity Softball Classic at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. 
Department of Defense photo by Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp, U.S. Army.

Image description: A participant in the 3rd Annual Wounded Warrior Celebrity Softball Classic at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

Department of Defense photo by Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp, U.S. Army.

Image Description: U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Christopher Crusius, a firefighter assigned to the 612th Air Base Squadron, is engulfed in flames during a training as he opens the hood of a mock-up vehicle during a simulated car fire.  
Department of Defense photo by Staff Sgt. Jarrod Chavana, U.S. Air Force.

Image Description: U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Christopher Crusius, a firefighter assigned to the 612th Air Base Squadron, is engulfed in flames during a training as he opens the hood of a mock-up vehicle during a simulated car fire.  

Department of Defense photo by Staff Sgt. Jarrod Chavana, U.S. Air Force.

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From the National Archives:


"Negro sailors of the USS MASON commissioned at Boston Navy Yard 20 March 1944 proudly look over their ship which is first to have predominantly Negro crew."
From the series: General Photographic File of the Department of Navy, 1943 - 1958

The USS Mason was one of only two ships during World War II with predominately African American crews.  The experiences of the USS Mason’s crew would later be dramatized in the film Proud (2004).
More images of the USS Mason and her crew at the U.S. Navy’s History and Heritage site.  

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From the National Archives:

"Negro sailors of the USS MASON commissioned at Boston Navy Yard 20 March 1944 proudly look over their ship which is first to have predominantly Negro crew."

From the series: General Photographic File of the Department of Navy, 1943 - 1958

The USS Mason was one of only two ships during World War II with predominately African American crews.  The experiences of the USS Mason’s crew would later be dramatized in the film Proud (2004).

More images of the USS Mason and her crew at the U.S. Navy’s History and Heritage site.