Image of the Day: 23 January 2016

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300 Paratroopers ascended upon Gibbons, AB for the Remembrance Day event. November 11, 2015

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The Sentinel

Those of you on the east coast (USA),  please take care and be safe. As the rest of the country watches closely as the storm wreaks havoc on the eastern seaboard,  there is a young Soldier; a Sentinel who with honor and pride guards the tomb of vthe unknown Soldier.

Hats off to these men.

Sentinel guarding The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

ARLINGTON, VA. — The federal government is closed and the snow-covered roads are quiet here, but the soldiers guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are braving the elements.

“These guys want to be here, they work hard to stay here,” says Sergeant of the Guard, Sgt. 1st Class Tanner Welch. “The guys in Afghanistan they can’t stop because of snow. Guys in the mountains of Korea didn’t stop because it was snowing.”
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Twelve Marines killed during a training mission off Oahu’s North Shore last week were honored with a memorial Friday

Families, friends, and fellow service members gathered at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe for a private service to remember the fallen.

“In life, we don’t know why horrible things happen, but we do know we can count on you to always be by our side through every situation,” said Lt. Travis Gardner, chaplain, Marine Aircraft Group 24.
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