This Week's Top Military Photos: The Warwax Makes an Icy Rescue

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A firefighter  conducts an ice rescue in Alaska.
A firefighter with the 673rd Civil Engineer Squadron conducts an ice rescue in Alaska. (Airman 1st Class Julia Lebens/U.S. Air Force)
Marine secures a landing zone during exercise in Virginia.

A Marine secures the landing zone during a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure exercise in Virginia. (Cpl. Matthew Romonoyske-Bean/U.S. Marine Corps)

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Members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force ride motorcycles.

Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force ride motorcycles as part of the New Year’s Jump exercise in Japan. (Staff Sgt. Ryan Lackey/U.S. Army)

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A firefighter  conducts an ice rescue in Alaska.

A firefighter with the 673rd Civil Engineer Squadron conducts an ice rescue in Alaska. (Airman 1st Class Julia Lebens/U.S. Air Force)

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Air Medals for Operation Allies Refuge, withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The Air Force awarded Air Medals to airmen assigned to call sign REACH 823 for their efforts during Operation Allies Refuge during the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. (Lan Kim/U.S.Air Force)

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An Army paratrooper free falls out of a Marine KC-130J Hercules.

An Army paratrooper free falls out of a Marine KC-130J Hercules aircraft during an exercise in Arizona. (Lance Cpl. Samantha Rodriguez/U.S. Marine Corps)

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U.S. flag is draped over a casket during a disinterment ceremony.

The U.S. flag is draped over a casket during a disinterment ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. The ceremony is part of the military’s efforts to disinter the remains of service members lost on the Enoura Maru, a Japanese cargo ship used by the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. (Staff Sgt. John Miller/U.S. Army)

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-- Drew F. Lawrence can be reached at drew.lawrence@military.com. Follow him on Twitter @df_lawrence.

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