US Army Staff Sergeant Matthew V. Thompson. 23 AUG 2016.
Died in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, of injuries caused by an improvised explosive device that detonated near his patrol while conducting dismounted operations in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Thompson was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
U.S Army Special Forces and SEALs on the ground in the northern Syrian province of Raqa, to aid and assist the Syrian Democratic Forces who are making its push for IS territory north of Raqa city. May 25, 2016.
U.S. Army Special Forces snipers, assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Operational Detachment-A and U.S. Air Force joint terminal attack controllers, assigned to the 284th Air Support Operation Squadron, guide AH1 Cobra attack helicopters, assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing conducting a close air support mission during Integrated Training Exercise 2-16 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 16, 2016.
Spc. Matthew Tattersall of the 82nd Airborne celebrates his final jump before leaving the Army with his pet beta fish, Willy Did MakeIt. Matthew was giving 12 days extra duty and had to write an essay on safety.
During World War Two, the United States issued playing cards to it’s civilians to inform them on how to spot aircraft and determine who was who. The countries included were Nazi Germany, Great Britain, Imperial Japan, and of course the United States.