A South Dakota Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter drops 600 gallons of water on a fire in Rapid City, South Dakota, March 9, 2012. The helicopter crew is assigned to the Army National Guard Aviation Support Facility. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Don Matthews.  #ArmyAviation

A South Dakota Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter drops 600 gallons of water on a fire in Rapid City, South Dakota, March 9, 2012. The helicopter crew is assigned to the Army National Guard Aviation Support Facility. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Don Matthews. #ArmyAviation

Fort Carson is named after Christopher “Kit” Carson, a pioneer who made several western exhibitions in the 1800s.

Fort Carson is named after Christopher “Kit” Carson, a pioneer who made several western exhibitions in the 1800s.

Downed Aircraft Recovery Team Soldiers from Task Force Workhorse, 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, under Task Force Falcon, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, anticipate the arrival of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to extract them from the mission site during a training exercise Jan. 3 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Downed Aircraft Recovery Team Soldiers from Task Force Workhorse, 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, under Task Force Falcon, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, anticipate the arrival of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to extract them from the mission site during a training exercise Jan. 3 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

"Dinner's Here!" Food, fuel and other vital supplies are air-dropped to Forward Operating Base Lightning deep in the mountains of Paktya province Dec. 23. The military said poor weather – not the insurgency – was the reason for the special delivery.

"Dinner's Here!" Food, fuel and other vital supplies are air-dropped to Forward Operating Base Lightning deep in the mountains of Paktya province Dec. 23. The military said poor weather – not the insurgency – was the reason for the special delivery.

"Thumbs up" takes on a whole new meaning when you're in charge of launching #USNavy's E-2C Hawkeye.

"Thumbs up" takes on a whole new meaning when you're in charge of launching #USNavy's E-2C Hawkeye.

Paratroopers with 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division walk to a C-17 Globemaster for an airborne operation on April 9, 2013.  The operation was part of a live-fire exercise to test the readiness of the "Black Falcons" to deploy anywhere in the world on short notice.

Paratroopers with 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division walk to a C-17 Globemaster for an airborne operation on April 9, 2013. The operation was part of a live-fire exercise to test the readiness of the "Black Falcons" to deploy anywhere in the world on short notice.

"The eagle couldn't have picked a better person." Photo of eagle sitting on Minneapolis' Fort Snelling National Cemetery gravestone of Sgt. Maurice Ruch touches hearts, goes viral. *Click to read the whole, touching story...

"The eagle couldn't have picked a better person." Photo of eagle sitting on Minneapolis' Fort Snelling National Cemetery gravestone of Sgt. Maurice Ruch touches hearts, goes viral. *Click to read the whole, touching story...

Soldier's sacrifice, acts of gallantry honored after 42 years. Description from army.mil. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Soldier's sacrifice, acts of gallantry honored after 42 years. Description from army.mil. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The Golden Knights, the U.S. Army's official parachute demonstration team, made a historical jump as part of their 50th Anniversary, onto the grounds of the Statue of Liberty in New York City. The demonstration was part of the Memorial weekend kick-off as members of the Gold demonstration team glided effortlessly toward Liberty Island, before a crowd of more than 3,000 spectators.

The Golden Knights, the U.S. Army's official parachute demonstration team, made a historical jump as part of their 50th Anniversary, onto the grounds of the Statue of Liberty in New York City. The demonstration was part of the Memorial weekend kick-off as members of the Gold demonstration team glided effortlessly toward Liberty Island, before a crowd of more than 3,000 spectators.

A Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft makes its way down an airfield on Camp Taji, Iraq, before a surveillance mission in the Baghdad area. F Co., "FENIX," will become an official part of the Combat Aviation Brigade, Infantry Division, in the spring.

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