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U.S. military photos from September

Published 7:54 PM ET, Fri September 30, 2016
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U.S. President Barack Obama answers a question from Marine Cpl. Brandon Rumbaugh during a town-hall event in Fort Lee, Virginia, on Wednesday, September 28. Rumbaugh lost both of his legs during his second deployment to Afghanistan. He was one of several service members who asked questions during the forum, which focused on issues related to the military. Gabriella Demczuk for CNN
A U.S. Marine stands under a large American flag before an NFL football game in San Diego on Sunday, September 18. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images
A U.S. Marine and a South Korean Marine stand in smoke during a ceremony in Incheon, South Korea, on Friday, September 9. The ceremony was commemorating the Battle of Incheon, a turning point in the Korean War. Lee Jin-man/AP
U.S. Army soldiers fire a mortar during a training exercise in Japan on Tuesday, September 13. Spc. Patrick Kirby/U.S. Army
U.S. sailors are hoisted up by a helicopter during a search-and-rescue exercise in the Arabian Gulf on Friday, September 23. U.S. Navy
The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs in Washington on Thursday, September 22. U.S. Air Force
A U.S. Marine is silhouetted on the deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard on Thursday, September 29. Kin Cheung/AP
A machine gun points down range during a training exercise in Romania on Tuesday, September 27. Romania invited the United States and several countries from Eastern Europe. Sgt. Kirstin Merrimarahajara
Members of the North Dakota National Guard fire a Stinger missile during a training exercise in Fort Irwin, California, on Tuesday, September 6. Spc. Kyle Edwards
Officers from various fighter squadrons lift a piano into a burning pit at North Carolina's Seymour Johnson Air Force Base on Friday, September 23. Pianos are burned every year in memory of the Battle of Britain, which took place during World War II, and the pilots who never came home. The story behind the tradition is unknown, but there are some stories floating around. U.S. Air Force
A protester embraces a member of the National Guard in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Thursday, September 22. Violent protests erupted in Charlotte following the death of Keith Lamont Scott, who was shot by police in an apartment complex parking lot. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Scott exited his car with a gun and that he was shot after he wouldn't drop it. Scott's family said he was unarmed and sitting in his car reading a book. Jeff Siner/AP
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jason Umlauf uses a mine detector during a training exercise in Keflavik, Iceland, on Monday, September 19. Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder
U.S. Marines unfurl a large American flag across New York's Arthur Ashe Stadium before the U.S. Open women's final on Saturday, September 10. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
Leaders from Minot Air Force Base salute the aircraft of U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter after he arrived at the North Dakota base on Monday, September 26. U.S. Air Force
A U.S. Navy honor guard walks with a flag to the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, September 11. See more memorials from the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks Jeff Swensen/Getty Images
A member of the Oklahoma Air National Guard rappels down a building at a training center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Thursday, September 15. U.S. Air National Guard
A member of the U.S. Air Force Wings of Blue parachute team descends toward Texas' Sheppard Air Force Base during an air show on Saturday, September 17. Senior Airman Kyle Gese
Quartermaster Seaman Daija Anderson takes navigation readings aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault ship in the Philippine Sea on Monday, September 26. U.S. Navy
U.S. and Czech paratroopers train together at a former military airport in the Czech Republic on Tuesday, September 27. Radek Petrasek/AP
A U.S. hovercraft is used during a training exercise in Muscat, Oman, on Wednesday, September 21. U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Mike Dalrymple, an explosive ordnance disposal diver, interacts with the public during a dive at the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla, California, on Sunday, September 11. It was part of the annual Fleet Week celebrations in San Diego. See U.S. military photos from August U.S. Navy/Sipa USA