Praying in Turkey, 1997

Bursa, Turkey, Sept. 6, 1997: Someone praying inside a mosque. 

Keeping the Berlin Airlift going, 1948

Germany, July 8, 1948: As allied forces team up to airlift supplies to Berlin during the communist blockade of the city, maintenance crews are forced to work a 24-hour schedule to keep the planes in service.

Taking a peek, 1977

Misawa Air Base, Japan, 1977: A member of the crew at Misawa Air Base peers through an empty container that held a sonobuoy.

Buzkashi match in Afghanistan, 2015

Afghanistan, Jan. 15, 2015: Dozens of Afghan men compete in a buzkashi match on a clear afternoon outside Kabul.

Ready to fly to Iraq, 2003

Aviano Air Base, Italy, March 26, 2003: Members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade move toward C-17 transport planes on the taxiway.

Sammy Davis Jr. in Tokyo, 1963

Tokyo, Sept. 29, 1963: While awaiting a helicopter flight to Tachikawa Air Base, where a crowd of 8,000 Air Force personnel gathered for his show, Sammy Davis Jr. tries out one of Japan’s more popular products.

Taking aim in Kuwait, 2003

Camp Coyote, Kuwait, March 13, 2003: Lance Cpl. Jose Nunoz aims with his M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon during immediate action drills and mock assaults on enemy formations.

KC-135 offloading, 2014

Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 19, 2014: A KC-135 crew offloads after a mission during an exercise. 

Damaged Apache Longbow in Iraq, 2003

Baghdad, Iraq, March 24, 2003: An Apache Longbow from the 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, was badly damaged in a hard landing before a night raid near Baghdad.

Fiddling with violins in Germany, 1956

Mittenwald, Germany, July 13, 1956: As violins hang in the window to dry after varnishing, another is worked on at the shop of Johann Reiter.

Snowy games in South Korea, 2017

Pyeongchang, South Korea, Dec. 19, 2017: A Marine slides under a snowy obstacle.

Maritime interception, 2003

Aboard the USS Milius, Feb. 20, 2003: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Gentleman climbs a rope ladder from a rigid-hulled inflatable boat to USS Milius after running maritime interception operations in the Persian Gulf.

Landing on the USS Enterprise, 2004

USS Enterprise, eastern Atlantic Ocean, July 17, 2004: A U.S. Navy plane director helps helicopter pilots land aboard the flight deck of the USS Enterprise.

Don’t rock the boat, 2002

Santorini, Greece, Sept. 2, 2002: Tourists crowd a boat as it heads out on a day trip from the Greek island of Santorini.

Destroying ammunition in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2003

Velika Ribnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, March 25, 2003: U.S. Army 1st Lt. Roger Moss, Staff Sgt. Christopher Yonat and Sgt. Brinson Crews, all of 221st Explosive Ordinance Detachment, layer C-4 explosives on top of ammunition to destroy it.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 2014

Washington, Jan. 22, 2014: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial after a snowstorm.

Gathering around the fire, 1966

South Vietnam, Oct. 9, 1966: Marines lite a fire in the morning to warm themselves after a night of rain, trying to warm up some grub.

Brazda refugee camp in Macedonia, 1999

Skopje, Macedonia, May 1, 1999: A child at the Brazda refugee camp gives a bath to his teddy bear outside of the family tent.

Pathfinders in Afghanistan, 2011

Zabul Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 23, 2011: Pathfinders with Company F, 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division link up with their vehicles after being dropped in by Chinook helicopters for a mission.