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You couldn’t ask for anything better,” Lopez said. “Anything I need, if they don’t know how to do it, they bring someone in who does. In the military, the medical field has an important purpose, and, to me, they’re the best in the world.”

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sean Kloc, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment from Los Angeles, Calif., provides security on a corner during danger-crossing scenarios during UNITAS-Partnership of the Americas 2012 on Sept. 5.
UNITAS-Partnership of the Americas gives the participating multinational troops from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay an opportunity to exercise critical thinking based on realistic scenarios, reinforce essential tactics and techniques and build on a strong foundation of professional cooperation.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler Thornhill

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sean Kloc, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment from Los Angeles, Calif., provides security on a corner during danger-crossing scenarios during UNITAS-Partnership of the Americas 2012 on Sept. 5.

UNITAS-Partnership of the Americas gives the participating multinational troops from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay an opportunity to exercise critical thinking based on realistic scenarios, reinforce essential tactics and techniques and build on a strong foundation of professional cooperation.

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler Thornhill

U.S. Army soldiers from 50th Brigade, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry mortar platoon, New Jersey Army National Guard, fire 81mm mortars at Fort Drum, N.Y., during training on Aug. 19. The 1-114 IN has its headquarters in Woodbury, Gloucester County, N.J.
Photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht

U.S. Army soldiers from 50th Brigade, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry mortar platoon, New Jersey Army National Guard, fire 81mm mortars at Fort Drum, N.Y., during training on Aug. 19. The 1-114 IN has its headquarters in Woodbury, Gloucester County, N.J.

Photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht

A crew aboard a new 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles, Va., conducts tactical turn training in the Chesapeake Bay, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. The station’s RB-M is the 100th boat of 166 being delivered to the Coast Guard to replace the aging 41-foot Utility Boat fleet.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert

A crew aboard a new 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles, Va., conducts tactical turn training in the Chesapeake Bay, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. The station’s RB-M is the 100th boat of 166 being delivered to the Coast Guard to replace the aging 41-foot Utility Boat fleet.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert

Soldiers from the 325th Combat Support Hospital, 139th Medical Brigade, 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), deployed from Independence, Mo., work on patients, in an 84 bed combat support hospital that the unit built from the ground up a week prior, in a mass casualty exercise for disaster relief on Sagami (Army) General Depot in Sagamihara Japan, during U.S. Army Pacific’s Medical Exercise 2012.
Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Rodney Jackson

Soldiers from the 325th Combat Support Hospital, 139th Medical Brigade, 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), deployed from Independence, Mo., work on patients, in an 84 bed combat support hospital that the unit built from the ground up a week prior, in a mass casualty exercise for disaster relief on Sagami (Army) General Depot in Sagamihara Japan, during U.S. Army Pacific’s Medical Exercise 2012.

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Rodney Jackson

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brandon Bamford (left), 2nd Cavalry Regiment, pushes through a 12 mile foot march during U.S. Army Europe’s Expert Infantryman Badge qualification in Grafenwoehr, Germany.
U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Markus Rauchenberger / Released

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brandon Bamford (left), 2nd Cavalry Regiment, pushes through a 12 mile foot march during U.S. Army Europe’s Expert Infantryman Badge qualification in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Markus Rauchenberger / Released

Flight deck personnel watch as a CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to the Flying Tigers of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 262 takes off from the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard, commanded by is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed amphibious assault group. 
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell / Released

Flight deck personnel watch as a CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to the Flying Tigers of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 262 takes off from the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard, commanded by is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed amphibious assault group.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell / Released

Caroline Scott welcomes home husband, Sgt. Jerry Scott, a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, Aug. 20, 2012, at Pope Army Airfield’s Green Ramp, Fort Bragg, N.C. Sgt. Scott’s unit is returning from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. 
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod

Caroline Scott welcomes home husband, Sgt. Jerry Scott, a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, Aug. 20, 2012, at Pope Army Airfield’s Green Ramp, Fort Bragg, N.C. Sgt. Scott’s unit is returning from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan.

U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod

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Spc. Mitchell Eidsvold (left), Spc. Michael Hons (center), and Sgt. Scott Jenson (right) of the 191st Military Police Company race towards the finish line of the Fallen Soldiers Memorial 12K run, while wearing full combat equipment and carrying the American Flag. The run took place in Devils Lake, N.D., June 23, 2012

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Spc. Mitchell Eidsvold (left), Spc. Michael Hons (center), and Sgt. Scott Jenson (right) of the 191st Military Police Company race towards the finish line of the Fallen Soldiers Memorial 12K run, while wearing full combat equipment and carrying the American Flag. The run took place in Devils Lake, N.D., June 23, 2012

Four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division take off simultaneously from Cooper Field Aug. 21, here. The 1st ACB returned to Fort Hood this past May after a year-long deployment to Afghanistan where the brigade provided aviation assets to coalition ground forces across four regional commands.  
U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Armas, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs

Four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade1st Cavalry Division take off simultaneously from Cooper Field Aug. 21, here. The 1st ACB returned to Fort Hood this past May after a year-long deployment to Afghanistan where the brigade provided aviation assets to coalition ground forces across four regional commands. 

U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Armas, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs