An F-22 Raptor backs away from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a training mission over central New Mexico Oct. 23, 2013. The Raptor is assigned to the 49th Fighter Wing at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The KC-135 is from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John Linzmeier)
Coast Guard Cutter Healy breaks ice ahead of the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis S. St-Laurent. The two ships are taking part in a multi-year, multi-agency Arctic survey that will help define the North American continental shelf. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Patrick Kelley)
ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 22, 2013) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Austin Moore directs an AV-8B Harrier II from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) before it takes off from the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is the flagship for the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 13th MEU, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Jeffries/Released) 131023-N-SV688-236
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Bobby Guffy, assigned to the 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, stands next to his OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopter at the range at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk, La., Aug. 19, 2013, during JRTC rotation 13-09. The helicopter conducted simulated armed scout and attack missions. (DoD photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Parker Gyokeres, U.S. Air Force/Released)
Lance Cpl. Chris Eichelberger, a Huey door gunner with a Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, and a native of San Diego, unloads on a target at the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, Calif., Oct. 2, 2013. Huey door gunners participated in the close-air support exercise as supporting gunners for the student pilot to be able to learn to communicate and coordinate with the two gunners on the helicopter.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary Scanlon/Released)