US military photos from February

Published 2:58 PM ET, Tue February 27, 2018
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A US Marine is fed cobra blood during the Cobra Gold training exercise in Thailand on Monday, February 19. Royal Thai Marines demonstrated various methods of surviving in the jungle. Cobra blood and flesh are used as nutrition in a scenario where sustenance is scarce. LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images
A US Marine trains in an underwater simulator Friday, February 9, at California's Camp Pendleton. The simulator resembles a helicopter and is used to train Marines on how to escape if their helicopter crashes in the water. Lance Cpl. Dylan Chagnon/U.S. Marine Corps
Air Force Staff Sgt. Benjamin Reynolds crouches in helicopter rotor wash during a training exercise in North Dakota's Turtle Mountain State Forest on Wednesday, February 14. The exercise simulated medical evacuations. Senior Airman Justin Armstrong/U.S. Air Force
Navy Capt. Rome Ruiz greets his family in San Diego during the homecoming of the USS America on Friday, February 2. The amphibious assault ship was returning from a deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jesse Monford/U.S. Navy
US Marines await the arrival of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who was visiting Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Thursday, February 22. Turnbull and his wife stopped at the grave of Royal Australian Air Force pilot Francis D. Milne, the only Australian buried at the cemetery. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
An aircraft is ready to launch from the flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, which was in the Arabian Gulf on Sunday, February 4. Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Corona/U.S. Navy
A Marine Corps recruit uses a rifle to push barbed wire away so someone else could crawl under it during basic training in Parris Island, South Carolina, on Wednesday, February 7. Cpl. Sarah Stegall/U.S. Marine Corps
Defense Secretary James Mattis, left, and his predecessor, Ash Carter, unveil Carter's official portrait during a ceremony at the Pentagon on Friday, February 2. Amber I. Smith/Department of Defense
US airmen, seen through a night-vision device, hike in a tactical formation during an exercise in Kansasville, Wisconsin, on Saturday, February 10. Staff Sgt. Morgan R. Lipinski/Air National Guard
Jennifer Williams practices an airlift operation during PATRIOT South, a joint-agency exercise held at Mississippi's Camp Shelby. The exercise focused on natural-disaster preparedness and included National Guardsmen and civilian first responders from across the country. Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer/Ohio Air National Guard
US Marines carry each other Friday, February 2, during physical training at California's Camp Pendleton. Lance Cpl. Adam Dublinske/U.S. Marine Corps
An amphibious assault vehicle transports US Marines during the Cobra Gold training exercise in Thailand on Friday, February 16. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Carlstrom/U.S. Navy
Retired US Marines Len Maffioli and Damaso Sutis share stories with active-duty Marines at an air station in Miramar, California, on Friday, February 16. Maffioli and Sutis fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima, which began in February 1945. Lance Cpl. Mark Lowe/U.S. Marine Corps
Four US Air Force jets and four Swedish Air Force jets fly behind a KC-135 Stratotanker during a refueling exercise above Sweden on Thursday, February 8. Airman 1st Class Luke Milano/U.S. Air Force
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Nicholas Beemer climbs a ladder aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Saturday, February 3. Petty Officer 3rd Class Spencer Roberts/U.S. Navy
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard N. Zealy swims in Apra Harbor during a training exercise in Guam on Friday, February 2. Petty Officer 2nd Class Alfred A. Coffield
US Marines train to breach doors at a combat center in Twentynine Palms, California, on Friday, February 9. Lance Cpl. Margaret Gale/U.S. Marine Corps
US sailors and Marines enjoy a barbecue aboard the USS America while it was in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday, February 1. See US military photos from January Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alexander Ventura II/U.S. Navy