Massachusets National Guard Provide Security at the Boston Marathon

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Hires_140421-A-ZZ999-1776cArmy Spc. Brandon Smith provides security at the start of the 2014 Boston Marathon, April 21, 2014. About 600 Massachusetts National Guardsmen assisted local authorities to ensure the event would be as safe as realistically possible. Due to a record number of runners, Guardsmen from numerous states augmented the Massachusetts Guard's specialized units. Smith is assigned to the 169th Military Police Company, Rhode Island Army National Guard. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Saslav

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Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Cunningham, center, provides security during the start of the 2014 Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass., April 21, 2014. Cunningham is assigned to the Massachusetts Air National Guard's 102nd Security Forces Squadron, 102nd Intelligence Wing. About 800 Massachusetts Guardsmen assisted local authorities during the event. Due to the record number of runners, Guardsmen from numerous states augmented the Massachusetts Guard's specialized units. Massachusetts National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Saslav



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Photo - Free Fall Tracking

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Hires_140414-N-ZZ999-002U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class John Delong tracks with another parachutist during free fall training on Naval Station Rota Spain in Rota, Spain, April 14, 2014. Delong is assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Nathaniel Spencer



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Photo: Departure

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Hires_hires_140408-M-JD595-8760aU.S. Marines prepare and ready their vehicles to depart Forward Operating Base Delaram II in Nimroz province, Afghanistan, for the last time as they head back to Camp Bastion in Helmand province, April 8, 2014. U.S. Marines Corps photo by Sgt. Frances Johnson



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Photo: Marine VBSS

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Hires_140411-M-QH793-0101aMarines travel aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat in a visit, board, search and seizure training mission during Amphibious Squadron Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training off the coast of San Diego, April 11, 2014. Marines conduct amphibious operations, crisis response and contingency during the two-week predeployment training. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan R. Waldman



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Photo: SSG Tim Kennedy

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Photo: SF Drop Zone

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Hires_hires_140403-A-YI554-224aU.S. Special Forces soldiers and Honduran paratroopers descend to the drop zone after jumping out of an AC130 aircraft during a partner nation static line jump on Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 3, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to 7th Special Forces Group, Airborne. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Steven K. Young



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Photo: Amphibious Ops

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Hires_140331-M-GZ082-197aKorean and U.S. Marines traverse the shoreline aboard amphibious assault vehicles during Ssang Yong 2014 on Doksoek-ri in Pohang, South Korea, March 31, 2014. The annual exercise is conducted to enhance the interoperability of Korean and U.S. forces by performing a full spectrum of amphibious operations. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren Whitney



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Photo - Rescue at Sea

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Hires_140406-N-ZO999-884cSailors from the frigate USS Vandegrift help rescue a family with a sick infant in the ship's small boat as part of a joint U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and California Air National Guard effort in the Pacific Ocean, April 6, 2014. The family and four Air National Guard pararescuemen were safely moved from the sailboat to Vandegrift, which then transited to San Diego. U.S. Navy photo



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Photo - End of S.F. Op

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Hires_140320-A-CL980-835cA U.S. Special Forces soldier returns from leading a patrol of Afghan commandos during an operation in the Khogyani district in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, March 21, 2014. U.S. Special Forces Soldiers advised and assisted the commandos during an operation to disrupt insurgent movement. The soldier is assigned to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Connor Mendez



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Photo - Water Rocket

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Hires_140323-N-CP762-003cThe guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin launches an anti-submarine rocket during a live-fire exercise in the Pacific Ocean, March 23, 2014. The Mustin is participating in Multi-Sail 2014, an annual exercise in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Fidel C. Hart



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