This week in the military, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin officially ordered the renaming of many U.S. military bases that once held the names of Confederate rebels; the U.S. Army cut women’s uniform allowances while marginally raising the allowance for men in the service; and the Department of Veterans Affairs Caregiver program has seen many shake-ups in the last year -- the latest marked a win for potential caregivers, allowing approved guardians to bring VA-supported care to pre-2001 veterans.
TORA! TORA! TORA! performs at the Red River Thunder airshow at Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma. The demonstration is meant to show what bombings and aerial maneuvers at Pearl Harbor looked like. (Senior Airman Kayla Christenson/U.S. Air Force)
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Marines hold on for a bumpy ride on a combat rubber raiding craft during a training exercise off the coast of the Philippines. (Sgt. Danny Gonzalez/U.S. Marine Corps)
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Retired U.S. Army Col. Gregory Gadson participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Virginia. Gadson spoke at the ceremony as part of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month. (Elizabeth Fraser/Arlington National Cemetery)
Members of Japan’s Self-Defense Force fire a missile during a joint-U.S. training exercise at Hokkaido, Japan. (Cpl. Diana Jimenez/U.S. Marine Corps)
The U.S. Coast Guard assists residents of Florida in the wake of Hurricane Ian. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jamie Mealor)
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