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Remembering Our Heroes

We would like to thank our military for their service to our country.

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    We honor our men and women who serve our country.
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    Sailors participate in a visit, board, search and seizure exercise aboard the Navy training boat USNS Hunter during the Bold Alligator exercise in Morehead City, N.C., Nov. 2, 2014.
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    U.S. Army Pfc. Robbin M. Chambers, left, tears open a package of gauze during a training exercise in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 24, 2014. Chambers is a driver assigned to the Oregon Army National Guard's Company A, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, and provides overwatch security for contractors who conduct training with select Afghan National Security Forces. National Guard photo by U.S. Army Capt. Leslie Reed
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    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Justin Flora communicates on a radio while guarding a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during Operation United Assistance at Roberts International Airport in Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 1, 2014. Flora is a materiel manager, and member of the Joint Task Force-Port Opening team assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Operation United Assistance is a U.S. military operation providing command and control, logistics, training and engineering support to the U.S. government’s efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gustavo Gonzalez
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    A U.S. Marine stands guard during an exercise with U.S. airmen at Roberts International Airport in Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 1, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gustavo Gonzalez
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    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sits in an F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., July 10, 2014, during a two-day trip to visit bases in the South. Eglin is home to the Air Force’s first full squadron of F-35A Lightning II aircraft. DoD photo by Jacqueline McGinnis
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    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to Marines stationed on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014, after returning from a trip to Germany, India and Australia. DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
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    A U.S. Marine Corps carry team carries the flag-draped transfer case with the remains of Marine Cpl. David M. Sonka, 23, of Parker, Colorado off of a C-17 on the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base May 7, 2013 in Dover, Delaware. Assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Sonka and one other Marine died May 4, while conducting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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    Members of the US Army's 3rd Infantry Regiment 'The Old Guard' perform a full military honors burial service for US Army Staff Sergeant Francis G. Phillips IV at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia on May 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Juan Soto #20 of the Army dribbles past Josue Barron #03 of the Marines during the men's wheelchair basketball gold medal match in Clue Arena on May 15, 2013 at Air Force Academy in Colorado. Army defeated the Marines 34-32. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images for BP)
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    Members of the US Air Force aim their weapons from behind their vehicle during a drill as part of annual joint exercises with South Korea outside a US airbase in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, on March 14, 2013. The drill comes as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un oversaw a live-fire artillery drill near the disputed sea border with South Korea, state media said on March 14 as the South's prime minister visited the flashpoint area. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    U.S. Marines work to clean up debris on November 7, 2012 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. Residents of the seaside New Dorp area of Staten Island had been advised to evacuate ahead of the arrival of a Nor'Easter storm that could potentially re-flood areas devastated by Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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    US Navy personnel captain the minecounter USS Ardent from the command deck some where in the Arabian Sea May 13, 2013, on the first day of the biggest mine countermeasures exercise in the Arabian Gulf. The US Navy along with other 40 nations are conducting the games. AFP PHOTO/MARWAN NAAMANI (Photo credit should read MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    US soldier carry French equipment on board a C17 aircraft of the US Airforce carriying French armoured vehicles at the Istres military airport (BA 125) on January 24, 2012 in Istres, southern France, prior to take off and heading toward Mali as part of the 'Serval' operation. AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIEN (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A US soldier from the 10th Mountain Division US Army poses for photograph standing with an Afghan National Police member at the provincial head quarters of Afghan National Police in Ghazni city on May 19, 2013. Afghan security forces are increasingly on the front line against the insurgents, and suffering heavier casualties, as NATO combat troops prepare to withdraw by the end of next year. AFP PHOTO/ Dibyangshu SARKAR (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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    US Marines are pictured during a commemoration of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Mauthausen on May 12, 2013, 160 kilometers near Vienna. AFP PHOTO/DIETER NAGL (Photo credit should read DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    United States Coast Guard BM1 Christopher Valdes drives the 7.9-meter small boat alongside the United States Coast Guard Cutter William Flores on October 17, 2012 just off shore Miami Beach, Florida. The cutter is the third of a planned 58 Fast Response Cutters in the Sentinel Class as the U.S. Coast Guard continues to replace its aging fleet. On November 3, the USCGC William Flores will be commissioned into service in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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    US Air Force cadets celebrate during their graduation ceremony at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on May 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)
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    US Navy crew cruise on top of a Riverine Command Boat (RCB) at dusk some where in the Arabian Sea May 13, 2013, on the first day of the the biggest mine countermeasures exercise in the Arabian Gulf. The US Navy along with other 40 nations are conducting the games. AFP PHOTO/MARWAN NAAMANI (Photo credit should read MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    U.S. Marines from 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Battalion landing team deployed from Okinawa, Japan, participate in the U.S. and South Korean Marines joint landing operation at Pohang seashore on April 26, 2013 in Pohang, South Korea. Meanwhile North Korea has been threatening South Korea, United States and Japan, diplomatic efforts to ease the tension continues. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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    A US Air Force pilot climbs into an A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft during the South Korea and US joint close air support drill at the US airbase in Osan on April 14, 2009. The drill is designed to ensure battle-readiness and training for combined air operations between the two countries. AFP PHOTO/KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A US soldier on board a UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopter of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade looks on from his aircraft as another helicopter flies past at Forward Operating Base Ghazni on May 17, 2013. US-led coalition forces are winding down their operations before a scheduled withdrawal of the bulk of their 100,000 troops by the end of 2014, and racing to prepare Afghan forces to take over responsibility for security.. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Dickson is moved by a U.S. Air Force carry team during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, on April 30, 2013 in Dover Delaware. Staff Sgt. Dickson who was from Rancho Cordova, CA., was killed in a plane crash on April 27 in southern Afghanistan. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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    U.S. Marines from 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Battalion landing team deployed from Okinawa, Japan, and South Korean marines participate in the U.S. and South Korean Marines joint landing operation at Pohang seashore on April 26, 2013 in Pohang, South Korea. Meanwhile North Korea has been threatening South Korea, United States and Japan, diplomatic efforts to ease the tension continues. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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    US Navy crew members gather on the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz at anchor in the southern port city of Busan on May 11, 2013. US warships led by the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz arrived in South Korea for sea drills following large-scale, annual joint land drills that have infuriated North Korea. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The US Air Force Thunderbirds fly over during pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
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    A US soldier wearing a gas mask drinks water as he participates in a decontamination training conducted by US Army's 23rd Chemical Battalion at a military training field in Yeoncheon, northeast of Seoul, on May 16, 2013. The training is designed to train and test their systems and capabilities together to increase their preparedness to respond to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Members of the U.S. Air Force salute during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, on April 30, 2013 in Dover Delaware. The remains of U.S. Air Force airman, Capt. Brandon L. Cyr, Capt. Reid K. Nishizuka, Staff Agt. Daniel N. Fannin and Staff Sgt. Richard A. Dickson were returned to Dover after they were killed in a plane crash on April 27 in southern Afghanistan. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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    A sailor sits within the Combat Information Center aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stout at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia, May 8, 2013, during the Department of Defense's tour deemed Navy 101. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Prince Harry starts the US airforce training academy hand cycling race at the Warrior Games during the fourth day of his visit to the United States on May 12, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. HRH will be undertaking engagements on behalf of charities with which the Prince is closely associated on behalf also of HM Government, with a central theme of supporting injured service personnel from the UK and US forces. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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    Capt. Jeff Cliffe, with the U.S. Marine Corps, sits next to the grave of his grandfather and grandmother on Veteran's Day at Arlington National Cemetery on November 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. Numerous events are under across the country to honor the nation's current and former service members. (Photo by Lexey Swall/Getty Images)
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    U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard boarding team members prepare to board a fishing boat at the USS Thach on March 3, 2013, during a drug interdiction while patrolling in international waters near Colombia and Ecuador, in the Pacific Ocean. The USS Thach participates in the Martillo Operation, a US led multilateral operation to combat drug smuggling in Central America launched on January 2012. AFP PHOTO/ Jose CABEZAS (Photo credit should read Jose CABEZAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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    US Army soldiers march from the Forward Base Honaker Miracle at Watahpur District in Kunar province during a joint patrol led by the Afghan National Army (ANA) to Operating Post Rocky to conduct artillery fire training with the 6/1 Kandak of the ANA on April 18, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MANJUNATH KIRAN (Photo credit should read Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A US Marine takes aim during a joint winter drill in Pyeongchang, some 180 kilometers east of Seoul, on February 7, 2013. Marines from South Korea and the United States took part in a military winter drills, which began on February 4 and run through February 22, to test their limits in extreme conditions. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Grandchildren Lindsey Berry (3rd L) and Trey Powers (2nd L) of U.S. Air Force Captain Francis Gary Powers, whose U-2 reconnaissance plane was shot down over the Soviet Union, May 1, 1960, receive the Silver Star award from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz (L) as Captain Powers' son Gary Powers (4th L) and daughter Dee Powers (R) look on during a ceremony June 15, 2012 at the Hall of Heroes of the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Captain Powers was awarded with the Silver Star posthumously for his 'exceptional loyalty' to the US while enduring harsh interrogation in the Lubyanka Prison in Moscow for almost two years. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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    Citizenship candidate and U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Ericka Zuniga, who is originally from The Philippines, reads the program prior to the beginning of a special naturalization ceremony to honor the nation's veterans on the eve of Veterans Day at the Washington District Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services November 10, 2010 in Fairfax, Virginia. Among all the candidates at the ceremony, 23 of them are currently serving in the U.S. armed services. More than 11,100 noncitizen members of the U.S. armed services were granted with citizenship in the fiscal year of 2010, the largest number since 1955. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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    A U.S. Navy helicopter takes off the USS Thach to patrol on February 27, 2013 near Colombia and Ecuador, in the Pacific Ocean. The USS Thach participates in the Martillo Operation, a US led multilateral operation to combat drug smuggling in Central America launched on January 2012. AFP PHOTO/ Jose CABEZAS (Photo credit should read Jose CABEZAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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    In this photo provided by ISAF Regional Command/U.S. Air Force, members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul - Arghandab Detachment, navigate a ravine May 27, 2011 as they make their way to the village of Deh Afghanan, Afghanistan. Members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul - Arghandab Detachment went to the village to meet with elders. (Photo by Brian Ferguson/U.S. via Getty Images)
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    U.S. Air Force, 492nd FS commander, prepare to taxi their F-15E Strike Eagle prior to their departure from RAF Lakenheath in preparation for Operation Odyssey Dawn missions March 19, 2011 in Lakenheath, United, Kingdom. Approximately 112 cruise missiles fired from U.S. and British ships and submarines targeting about 20 radar and anti-aircraft sites along Libya's Mediterranean coast. (Photo by Lee A. Osberry Jr./U.S. Air Force via Getty Images)
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    A US army soldier walks past the United States flag flying at half mast at Forward Base Honaker Miracle at Watahpur District in Kunar province on April 18, 2013 for the victims of the recent twin bomb blasts at the annual Boston Marathon on April 15. AFP PHOTO / Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Four US Navy F-18 Hornets drop down from the clouds as they prepare to land at Naval Air Station (N.A.S.) Key West on February 20, 2013 in Key West, Florida. AFP PHOTO/ Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A Coast Guard boat passes as workers put oil containment booms in the water as they try to protect the inlet waterways from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on June 7, 2010 in Pensacola, Florida. Early reports indicate that BP's latest plan to stem the flow of oil from the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident may be having some success. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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    Brian Riley of the Marines, Sean Karpf of the Army, Tim Kraynack of the Navy/Coast Guard and Kushal Limbu of the Brittish Armed Forces break out of the blocks at the start of a Men's 100 Meter Below The Knee, Single and Double Amputee preliminary heat during the Warrior Games on May 14, 2013 at Air Force Academy in Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images for BP)
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    A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III airdrops humanitarian aid into the outskirts of January 18, 2010 Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by James L. Harper Jr/U.S. Air Force via Getty Images)
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    A Marine honor guard team holds seven American flags during a group burial service for seven missing U.S. Marines killed in World War II, at Arlington Cemetery, on October 4, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. The Marines died when their U.S. Navy bomber went down on an island in a remote part of the South Pacific. A U.S. government survey team spent more than a decade excavating the site for bodies, military equipment and wreckage remains. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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    A US Coast Guard member dives from a helicopter during the celebration for the 100th anniversary of the Dominican Republic Air Force, on March 26, 2011 in Santo Domingo. AFP PHOTO/Erika SANTELICES (Photo credit should read ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)
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    U.S. Marines fix their tents as they arrive at Crow Valley, Tarlac province in northern Philippines on October 9, 2012, to take part in the annual 10 day Philippine-US Amphibious Landing Exercises program which includes combined live fire exercises, aircraft displays, a helicopter raid as well as medical missions around Subic and in the western island of Palawan. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO (Photo credit should read JAY DIRECTO/AFP/GettyImages)
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    The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill patrols San Francisco Bay on March 7, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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    US Navy officers remove the cover of the Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) of the USS Milius DDG69, a multi-mission capable guided missile destroyer ship docked at the Manila south harbour on August 18, 2012. The USS Milius is in Manila for a four-day goodwill visit. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/GettyImages)
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    A Coast Guard helicopter takes off May 4, 2010 from Gulfport-Biloxi Airport in Gulfport, Mississippi as cleanup of oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon platform disaster proceeds. AFP PHOTO/Stan Honda (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Under heavy security a pile of packages filled with cocaine is piled up after being off loaded from the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber after it was seized during Operation Martillo, worth an estimated $27 million on April 26, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The cocaine was found while the crew was conducting a law enforcement patrol, where they located a 68-foot fishing vessel in the western Caribbean Sea, April 18, 2013. The crew of the Cutter Gallatin boarded the vessel, located 2,200 pounds of cocaine, and detained three suspected smugglers. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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    US soldiers stand guard in Alingar district of Laghman province on April 16, 2013. Afghan forces are gradually taking over security responsibility as US-led international forces gradually scale down. There are widespread fears that they will be unable to face down the Taliban and that the country could tip into greater instability. AFP PHOTO / Waseem Nikzad (Photo credit should read WASEEM NIKZAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A US Navy boat patrols waters on Long Beach harbour, California, on April 26, 2012. The busy Port of Long Beach is the leading trade gateway between the US and Asia. AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
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    A boarding team from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill returns to the boat after boarding a fishing vessel while on patrol in the Pacific Ocean off of the coast of San Francisco on March 7, 2013. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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    U.S. Navy Commander Nathaniel Strandquist salutes a casket with the remains of four sailors missing since a helicopter crash during the Vietnam War in July 1967 during a full military honors burial service at Arlington National Cemetery May 2, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. The remains of Lt. Dennis Peterson, Ensign Donald Frye, Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Technician William Jackson and Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Technician Donald McGrane were buried together during the service. Also pictured is Navy Chaplain Jonathan Craig. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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    US soldiers of the 2nd Platoon Alfa Company of Combined Team Bastogne, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) keep a watch over the Watahpur river area during a visit by the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) to the Shamirkot Bridge near the forward base Honaker Miracle in Kunar province on April 14, 2013. The PRT visited the Shamirkot Bridge to make an assessment of its reconstruction. AFP PHOTO/Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A boarding team from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill prepares to board a fishing vessel while on patrol in the Pacific Ocean off of the coast of San Francisco on March 7, 2013. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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    A US Marine from Kilo Company of the 3rd Battalion 8th Marines Regiment looks through his scope while conducting a patrol at the Kalinoum village, west of Garmser, Helmand Province on June 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/GettyImages)
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    U.S. Navy's landing craft air cushion (LCAC) participate in the CJLOTS (Combined Joint Logistics Over The Shore) exercise on April 22, 2013 in Pohang, South Korea. The operation, part of annual 2-month Foal Eagle exercise, while the tension at Korean Peninsula remains high as North Korea's ballistic missiles have been ready to launch. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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    US soldiers gather near Bradley armored vehicles at a military training field in the border city of Yeoncheon, northeast of Seoul, on April 9, 2013. North Korea said on April 9 the Korean peninsula was headed for 'thermo-nuclear' war and advised foreigners in South Korea to consider evacuation -- a warning that was largely greeted with indifference. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A U.S. Coast Guard crew member checks on some of the 15,000 pounds of cocaine they had offloaded from the Cutter Oak on August 2, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida. The cocaine worth more than $180 million was seized from a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel in the western Caribbean Sea on July 13. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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    The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) departs San Diego Bay for deployment to the Asia-Pacific region March 1, 2013 in San Diego, California . Freedom will demonstrate her operational capabilities and allow the Navy to evaluate crew rotation and maintenance plans. LCS platforms are designed to employ modular mission packages that can be configured for three separate purposes: surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare or mine countermeasures. (Photo by Christine Walker-Singh/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)
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    In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Russian tanker Renda powers toward Nome, Alaska with the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy's assistance January 10, 2012 in the Bering Sea. The tanker, carrying 1.3 million gallons of fuel for Nome, is traveling through approximately 300 miles of ice covered sea to deliver badly needed supplies to the community of about 3,500 after poor weather conditions prevented a previously scheduled delivery before the winter conditions set in. (Photo by Sara Francis/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)
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    US soldiers belonging to the 2nd Platoon Bravo Company, 1-3271 Infantry of Combined Team Bastogne (Nangarhar), 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) stationed at the forward operating Base Finley Shields treat an injured Afghan child during a patrol in Kush Kunar District situated in the province of Nangarhar on April 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)
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    U.S. Navy, Lt. j.g. Luke Leveque, assigned to the Gold crew of the ballistic missile submarine USS Maryland (SSBN 738), pins the submarine officer warfare device on his wife, Lt. j.g. Marquette Leveque, assigned to the Gold crew of the ballistic missile submarine USS Wyoming (SSBN 742), at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay on December 5, 2012 in Kings Bay, Georgia. Leveque is one of three Sailors to become the first female unrestricted line officers to qualify in submarines. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James Kimber/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)
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    An honor guard from the US Army's 3rd Infantry regiment, 'The Old Guard', hold US flagsduring the burial service for US Army Staff Sgt. Wesley Williams on April 4, 2013 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Williams died on December 10, 2012 in Kandahar, Afghanistan from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Patrick J. Lorge (L) and Navy Captain Mark Olson (2nd L) salute to family members of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean E. Brazas, (3rd L-R) widow Allie Marie Hasenwinkel, sister Kelly Nance, mother Patricia Brazas and father Ed Brazas Jr., during the burial of Petty Officer Brazas June 19, 2012 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Petty Officer Brazas, a K-9 handler, was killed while being ambushed as he was helping a fellow officer into a helicopter in Panjaw’l, Afghanistan on May 30, 2012. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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    U.S. Army Specialist Juan Aguero, from the Florida National Guard Honor Guard, stands beside a bell as Joanna Gonzalez holds her daughter, Ayeleth Garces while ringing the bell in honor of her husband during a ceremony to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation and the families they have left behind at U.S. Southern Command headquarters on May 20, 2013 in Doral, Florida. U.S. Marine Gen. John Kelly presided over the ceremony where the families of 57 fallen service members from South Florida were invited to attend. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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    WWII veteran Bill Roy takes a picture during a ceremony and commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway at the U.S. Navy Memorial on June 4, 2012 in Washington, DC. The battle of Midway took place in the south Pacific, six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and is regarded as the most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign during WWII. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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    MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles operated by US Marines from 1st Battalion 7th Marines Regiment leave PB Fulod in Sangin on June 12, 2012. The US-led war in Afghanistan has cost the lives of around 3,000 US and allied troops, seen thousands of Afghans killed and cost hundreds of billions of dollars. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/GettyImages)
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    U.S. Navy veteran 'Doc' Milligan, 65, competes in the horseshoe competition at the National Golden Age Games on June 4, 2012 in Wentzville, Missouri. Almost 800 veterans between the ages of 55 and 101 from around the United States participated in the annual six-day event held by the Departement of Veterans Affairs this year in the St Louis area. The veterans competed in a wide range of sporting and recreational events, from swimming to dominoes, many of which were qualifying events for the 2013 National Senior Games. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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    Anthony McDaniel of the Marines races ahead of the field on his way to winning the Men's 100 Meter Wheelchair final during the Warrior Games on May 14, 2013 at Air Force Academy in Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images for BP)
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    US soldiers from the 4th Chemical Company, 23rd Chemical Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team of 2nd Infantry Division participate in decontamination training as part of the Steel Zenith Field training exercise on May 16, 2013 in Yeoncheon, South Korea. U.S. Special Envoy for North Korea Special Envoy for North Korea, Glyn Davies, is on tour visiting South Korea, China and Japan to discuss the situation in the Korean Peninsula. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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    A US Coast Guard boat patrols waters near the space shuttle Discovery on February 22, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida as preparations are made for a February 24 launch. NASA said that the space shuttle Discovery is 'ready to fly' on its final mission to the International Space Station and weather looks 80 percent favorable for launch day on February 24. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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    WWII submarine veteran Henry Kudzik (R) sits with other veterans while holding a Life magazine picture of a Japanese ship sinking after being torpedoed by the U.S.S. Nautlis, during a ceremony and commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway at the U.S. Navy Memorial on June 4, 2012 in Washington, DC. The battle of Midway took place in the south Pacific, six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and is regarded as the most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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    U.S. Marine's M1A1 tank participate in the CJLOTS (Combined Joint Logistics Over The Shore) exercise on April 22, 2013 in Pohang, South Korea. The operation, part of annual 2-month Foal Eagle exercise, while the tension at Korean Peninsula remains high as North Korea's ballistic missiles have been ready to launch. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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    U.S. Navy ceremonial guard hold an American flag over the remains of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong during a burial at sea service aboard the USS Philippine Sea September 14, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean. Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon on the Apollo 11 mission in 1969 died August 25, at 82. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
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    Iraq war veteran U.S. Marine Corps Corporal (retired) Ryan Lamke visits the grave of friend and fellow Marine Corporal Benny G. Cockerham III on the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq war at Arlington National Cemetery March 19, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Lamke lives in Washington, DC, and makes a point to visit Cockerham's grave once a month and made this visit specifically because of the anniversary. Marine Captain Tyler B. Swisher and HM3 Christopher Thompson were also killed with Cockerham when their vehicle was hit with an IED on Oct. 21, 2005 in Al Amariyah, Iraq. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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    Female Marine recruits receive instructions before firing on the rifle range during boot camp February 25, 2013 at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina. All female enlisted Marines and male Marines who were living east of the Mississippi River when they were recruited attend boot camp at Parris Island. About six percent of enlisted Marines are female. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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    US Navy crewmen work on the deck of the USS George Washington during a joint US and South Korea military exercise on the Korean Peninsula's west sea on June 24, 2012 South Korea. The carrier arrived in South Korea for joint and combined field training exercises June 23-25. (Photo by Song Kyung-Seok - pool/Getty Images)
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    Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps General James F. Amos (L) greets William McDowell (3rd L), a representative of the Montford Point Marines to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, during a presentation ceremony at the Emancipation Hall of the Capitol Visitor's Center June 27, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Montford Point Marines was recognized for being the nation's first African-American Marines who received basic training at Montford Point Camp, New River, N.C. from 1942 to 1949, and their services to the country. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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    Luis Puertas of the Army strides on his way to winning the Men's 100 Meter Single and Double Above The Knee final during the Warrior Games on May 14, 2013 at Air Force Academy in Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images for BP)
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    HRH Prince Harry speaks with Staff Sgt. Timothy Payne (R), who lost his legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan during his visit to the Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center treating wounded soldiers undergoing physical therapy on May 10, 2013 in Bethesda, Maryland. HRH will be undertaking engagements on behalf of charities with which the Prince is closely associated on behalf also of HM Government, with a central theme of supporting injured service personnel from the UK and US forces. (Photo by Kevin Lamarque - Pool /Getty Images)
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