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"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.  

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A NATO E-3A Sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft from NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, West Germany, refuels from a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft during a training mission. The plane is one of eighteen such aircraft providing surveillance for member nations as directed by NATO’s Airborne Early Warning Force commander, 02/19/1988

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From the National Archives:

Talk About Full Service…

A NATO E-3A Sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft from NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, West Germany, refuels from a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft during a training mission. The plane is one of eighteen such aircraft providing surveillance for member nations as directed by NATO’s Airborne Early Warning Force commander, 02/19/1988

Image description: Marines carry a boat toward the water during a drill in Thailand.
Photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer, U.S. Marine Corps.

Image description: Marines carry a boat toward the water during a drill in Thailand.

Photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer, U.S. Marine Corps.

Image description: U.S. Army Sgt. Nick Cunningham and his teammates Sgts. Justin Olsen, Johnny Quinn and Abraham Morlu jump into a bobsled at an event at Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013.
Cunningham and Olsen — who won a gold medal at the 2010 Olympic games — are assigned to the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program and will compete alongside many other military members at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.
Check out bios, pictures and more stories about members of our military competing in Sochi.
Photo by Tim Hipps, U.S. Army

Image description: U.S. Army Sgt. Nick Cunningham and his teammates Sgts. Justin Olsen, Johnny Quinn and Abraham Morlu jump into a bobsled at an event at Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013.

Cunningham and Olsen — who won a gold medal at the 2010 Olympic games — are assigned to the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program and will compete alongside many other military members at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.

Check out bios, pictures and more stories about members of our military competing in Sochi.

Photo by Tim Hipps, U.S. Army

Image description: Cpl. Justin Cope climbs a jungle gym with students during recess at Palm Vista Elementary School in Twentynine Palms, Calif., Marines visited the school for the first time as part of the Adopt-a-School program. 
Photo from the U.S. Marines.

Image description: Cpl. Justin Cope climbs a jungle gym with students during recess at Palm Vista Elementary School in Twentynine Palms, Calif., Marines visited the school for the first time as part of the Adopt-a-School program. 

Photo from the U.S. Marines.