This week in the military, news broke that the Department of Veterans Affairs is contemplating providing abortions to veterans after the Supreme Court reveresed Roe v. Wade; the first active-duty service member to be sentenced for their involvement in the siege of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, an Army combat engineer, was given a three-and-a-half-year prison term; a senior noncommissioned officer was killed during a lightning strike at Fort Gordon, Georgia; the Air Force is testing robot pilots to "man" transport planes amid the service's pilot shortage.
U.S. Marines launch a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) during the 2022 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. (Cpl. Patrick King/Marine Corps)
A U.S. Marine Corps recruit "enjoys" a meal, ready-to-eat (MRE) at Camp Pendleton, California, during "the Crucible" – a boot camp graduation requirement. (Lance Cpl. Cristian G. Torres/Marine Corps)
Two MC-130J Commando II aircraft fly over the North Sea while one is refueled mid-flight. (Staff Sgt. Kevin Long/Air Force)
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An M1A2 Abrams rank fires its main gun during a demonstration at Fort Stewart, Georgia. (Staff Sgt. Justin McClarran/Army)
A CMV-22B Osprey takes off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Rowe/Navy)
Australian Army soldiers return to shore after training with U.S. Marines at Bellows Beach, Hawaii, as part of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. (Cpl. Dillon Anderson/Royal New Zealand Air Force)
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