A combat control instructor gives commands to trainees during an early morning water circuit training session Feb. 12, 2015, at Pope Army Airfield, N.C. Combat controllers are among the most highly trained personnel in the U.S. military. The instructor is assigned to the 342nd Training Squadron, Operating Location-C.
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U.S. Marines attached to the Quantico Staff Noncommissioned Officers Academy (SNCOA) take a selfie before taking off on a SNCOA monument run in Washington D.C., Sept. 21, 2016.
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After completing an obstacle course, soldiers at Fort Benning, Georgia, help each other toward the next challenge.
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