A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida. It holds a GPS III payload meant to “deliver sustained, reliable GPS capabilities to America’s warfighters, our allies, and civil users,” according to the Department of Defense. (Senior Airman Thomas Sjoberg/U.S. Air Force)
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Two MV-22 Ospreys fly in formation over a training area in Hawaii.
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Sailors conduct a small boat exercise alongside the USS Nimitz. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Rowe/U.S. Navy)
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A Marine drill instructor “corrects” a recruit at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California. (Cpl. Grace J. Kindred/U.S. Marines)
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A sailor maintains an emergency breathing air compressor on an aircraft carrier. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin Tang/U.S. Navy)
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