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U.S. military photos from August

Published 6:37 AM ET, Thu September 1, 2016
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U.S. soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division conduct an airborne operation during a training exercise in Anchorage, Alaska, on Tuesday, August 23. Justin Connaher/U.S. Air Force
Members of the Louisiana Army National Guard rescue people from rising floodwaters near Walker, Louisiana, on Sunday, August 14. More than 30,000 people had to be rescued in southern Louisiana after heavy rains caused flooding. Max Becherer/AP
Honor guard members from the U.S. Coast Guard prepare for the arrival ceremony of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who was visiting the White House for a state dinner on Tuesday, August 2. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images
The Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration squadron, perform during an air show in Seattle on Sunday, August 7. Ted S. Warren/AP
Two stranded mariners signal for help as a U.S. Navy aircraft passes over a deserted beach in Micronesia on Thursday, August 25. The Coast Guard rescued the mariners, who were marooned for eight days. U.S. Navy/AP
Scientist Lance McEntire walks through the Branch Tunnel, a subterranean training facility in the U.S. Army's Dugway Proving Ground on Wednesday, August 24. Inside the Utah facility, soldiers learn to search for and identify weapons of mass destruction. Rick Bowmer/AP
U.S. Marine Maj. Christopher W. Simpson walks through tear gas during a training exercise in Australia's Northern Territory on Thursday, August 18. Australian and French forces also participated in the exercise, which simulated a chemical attack. Sgt. Sarah Anderson/U.S. Marine Corps
Ray Mabus, the secretary of the U.S. Navy, puts on a hat Tuesday, August 16, for the new oiler ship named after slain gay rights activist Harvey Milk. Milk, the first openly gay politician from California to be elected to office, served in the Navy as a dive instructor. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Lebanese troops stand guard near a ship as weapons from the United States are unloaded at Beirut's port on Tuesday, August 9. The United States delivered an entire ship full of military equipment, including vehicles, ammunition and artillery pieces. Bilal Hussein/AP
Galina Glover kisses her 2-year-old daughter, Bridget, during a departure ceremony Friday, August 19, for members of the Colorado Army National Guard. Glover's husband was among those heading to the Middle East to support the Gulf Cooperative Council. RJ Sangosti/Denver Post/Getty Images
U.S. soldiers fire from a tank during a training exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany, on Thursday, August 18. The exercise included more than 3,500 participants from 16 NATO and European partner nations. Specialist Markus Rauchenberger/U.S. Army
Former U.S. Army soldier Noah Galloway, left, discusses his book "Living With No Excuses" during an interview in New York on Tuesday, August 23. Galloway lost his left arm above the elbow and his left leg above the knee when the Humvee he was in was hit by a roadside bomb in Iraq. But he continues to compete in grueling races and obstacle courses, and he is passionate about helping other veterans recover. Ben Gabbe/Getty Images
U.S. Army Pfc. Dylan Scott watches the night sky on top of a medical evacuation vehicle in Cincu, Romania, on Wednesday, August 3. He was taking part in a training exercise involving personnel from 10 nations. Rex Features/AP
Flowers rest at the gravesite of U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, August 1. Khan, a Muslim-American, was killed while serving in Afghanistan in 2004. His parents have become embroiled in a high-profile feud with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after Khan's father, Khizr, criticized Trump in an emotional speech at the Democratic National Convention. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Thomas Mitchell, of the Fort Carson Military Funeral Honors Team, signs a guestbook Saturday, August 13, following a graveside service for Navy Ensign John Charles England in Colorado Springs, Colorado. England was killed aboard the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and he had been buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific until his remains were identified and reburied in Colorado. Ryan Jones/The Gazette/AP
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Ivorian Navy held an anti-piracy exercise in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on Thursday, August 25. Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Mark A. Milley introduces members of his staff to Chinese Gen. Li Zuocheng during a welcome ceremony in Beijing on Tuesday, August 16. Mark Schiefelbein/AFP/Getty Images
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds practice before an air show in Chicago on Friday, August 19. Mike Wulf/Cal Sport Media/AP
The USS Benfold, a U.S. Navy destroyer, arrives at a port in Qingdao, China, for a five-day visit starting on Monday, August 8. VCG/Getty Images
Honor guard members from the U.S. Air Force prepare flags for a change-of-command ceremony at Colorado's Buckley Air Force Base on Friday, August 12. RJ Sangosti/Denver Post/Getty Images
A sunrise silhouettes the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, on Tuesday, August 23. J. David Ake/AP
Lt. Gen. Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithy, chief of staff of the United Arab Emirates' armed forces, stands with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John G. Ferrari, center, and U.S. Army Chief of Staff Mark A. Milley, right, after a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington, Virginia, on Friday, August 5. Molly Riley/AFP/Getty Images
Marine One leaves the White House on Tuesday, August 23. President Barack Obama was traveling to Louisiana to tour flood damage. See U.S. military photos from July Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images