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Image description: U.S. Service members with an honor guard prepare an honor cordon for Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Pieter de Crem, the Belgian vice prime minister and minister of defense, at the Pentagon.
Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo, Department of Defense.

Image description: U.S. Service members with an honor guard prepare an honor cordon for Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Pieter de Crem, the Belgian vice prime minister and minister of defense, at the Pentagon.

Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo, Department of Defense.

Image description: U.S. sailors direct an F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft on the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier.
Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles D. Gaddis IV, U.S. Navy.

Image description: U.S. sailors direct an F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft on the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier.

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles D. Gaddis IV, U.S. Navy.

Image description: Royal Canadian Air Force Sgt. Richard Newman, a parachute instructor, falls backward out of a Canadian C-130J Super Hercules aircraft during CRUZEX 2013 exercise in Brazil.
CRUZEX is a Brazilian-led air-to-air, aerial refueling, and command-and-control training exercise focused on building interoperability between several partner nation air forces. 
Photo by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu, U.S. Air Force.

Image description: Royal Canadian Air Force Sgt. Richard Newman, a parachute instructor, falls backward out of a Canadian C-130J Super Hercules aircraft during CRUZEX 2013 exercise in Brazil.

CRUZEX is a Brazilian-led air-to-air, aerial refueling, and command-and-control training exercise focused on building interoperability between several partner nation air forces. 

Photo by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu, U.S. Air Force.

Image description: These photos are from Veterans Day events at Arlington National Cemetery, the Vietnam War Memorial, the Navy Memorial, the National World War ll Memorial, and the Air Force Memorial.

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Photos by Robert Turtil, PrisCilla Kates, Emerson Sanders, James Lucas and Lea Holcer, Department of Veterans Affairs.

Image description: November is Military Family Month. We should show our gratitude to our service members and their families, not just this month, but all year long.
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Photo from the National Guard.

Image description: November is Military Family Month. We should show our gratitude to our service members and their families, not just this month, but all year long.

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Photo from the National Guard.