Checkpoint 52, 1996

Bosnia and Herzegovina, February 1996: Pvt. 2 Reggie Ficklin of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment, out of Baumholder, Germany, mans the turret of an M1A1 Abrams tank at Checkpoint 52, south of Olovo, on IFOR’s Route Python.

Booting up, 2018

Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 18, 2018: A Marine from Company B, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment helps Pfc. Miguelangel Vasquez, 19, of Victorville, Calif., put on his boot.

Carnevale di Venezia, 2005

Venice, Italy, February 2005: A pair of costumed revelers pose along the Bacino San Marco during the Carnevale di Venezia celebrations.

Dodging sniper fire, 2006

Fallujah, Iraq, July 19, 2006: Marines from 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment dash for cover after a sniper began firing into the street.

Married in Germany, 1949

Schloss Hotel, Heidelberg, Germany, Jan. 8, 1949: Stars and Stripes was there when Barbara Donze Kiechel, daughter of Lt. Col. D.F. Kiechel, said yes to Lt. Col. Edward McKaba, executive officer, Rhein-Main Air Base in 1949.

Chester Himes and James Baldwin in Germany, 1973

Stuttgart, Germany, Feb. 16, 1973: Authors Chester Himes, left, and James Baldwin speak at the “Black Literature Night” and “Discussion of the Racial Situation in America and Europe” at the Liederhalle.

Watching the Super Bowl, 2003

Atsugi, Japan, Jan. 27, 2003: Diehard Raiders fan Chief Petty Officer James Junior reacts to a play during the first half of the Super Bowl at Atsugi’s Club Trilogy.

Charah-e-Qambar camp, 2010

Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2010: Children at the Charah-e-Qambar camp for displaced persons on the outskirts of Kabul clutch lunch distributed by an international aid agency.

Mapmaking in Seoul, 1960

Yongsan Garrison, Seoul, South Korea, December 1960: Draftsman Byung Hi Pak paints markings on a map as 1st Lt. David Graham Jr. checks it against a printed map at the Eighth Army Training Aids Center.

Toe the line, 1961

Berlin, October 1961: American airmen from the RAF Wethersfield football team, sightseeing while in town for a game against the Berlin Bears, toe a line marking the border between East and West as they view the Berlin Wall from the Friedrichstrasse.

Freeing a Humvee, 2007

Baghdad, Iraq, April 9, 2007: Spc. Krzysztof Socha secures a towing cable to the rear bumper of a Humvee of 3rd Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division that got stuck in the mud in the neighborhood of Shawra Wa Um Jidr.

Blue Chromite exercise, 2016

Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 31, 2016: Marines from India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment ride in the back of a CH-53E Super Stallion on their way to seize Ie Island’s airfield from an enemy force, during a drill on Oct. 31, 2016.

Kitzingen training center, 1948

Kitzingen, Germany, Jan. 13, 1948: Lt. Gen. Clarence R. Huebner talks to one of the soldier-students — Pfc. Henry Spencer — in one of the classrooms at the Kitzingen Basic Training Center for Black troops.

Blue Angels over Annapolis, 2015

Annapolis, Md., May 20, 2015: The Blue Angels demonstration team performs one of its close-contact maneuvers as part of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Commissioning Week festivities.

Ambush in Iraq, 2007

Pir Ahmad, Iraq, Dec. 10, 2007: Cpl. Issac Ounda, 27, of Nairobi, Kenya, pulls rear security during an ambush early Monday outside the village of Pir Ahmad.

Marv Fleming in Japan, 1969

Camp Oji, Japan, Jan. 27, 1969: Marv Fleming poses for a picture with an unidentified patient at the U.S. Army Hospital.

2nd Battle Group Honor Guard, 1961

Berlin, Germany, September 1961: Staff Sgt. Dallas A. Pinckney, center, of Tallahassee, Fla., stands at the front of the 2nd Battle Group Honor Guard that he was assigned to organize after arriving in Berlin in 1959.

Tuskegee Airman Calvin Spann in Washington, 2015

Washington, D.C., Feb. 24, 2015: Tuskegee Airman Lt. Calvin Spann talks to a Black History Month celebration attendee at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Patriot missile launcher, 2013

Gaziantep, Turkey, August 2013: A Patriot missile launcher from the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery overlooks Gaziantep, Turkey, and in the distance, Syria.