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Photo: A landing craft air cushion, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 4, exits the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) on April 11, 2013, in the Gulf of Aden. The Kearsarge is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Abraham Essenmacher

A landing craft air cushion, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 4, exits the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) on April 11, 2013, in the Gulf of Aden.
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Photo: Members of the of the 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron assist patients on a C-17 Globemaster III medical transport flight out of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 21, 2013. With help from the Critical Care Air Transport Team, the crew can turn a regular medical transport aircraft into a flying intensive care unit, making it possible to move severely injured or gravely ill servicemembers by air. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Willis

Three critically injured patients need immediate transfer. For 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Critical Care Air Transport Team, this is go-time.
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Photo: Asta, a military police working dog, attacks Petty Officer 2nd Class William Bryan during a controlled aggression demonstration on Ford Island at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on April 13, 2013. Military working dogs are used to apprehend suspects and to detect explosives and narcotics while searching buildings, ships and submarines. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diana Quinlan

Asta, a military police working dog, attacks Petty Officer 2nd Class William Bryan during a controlled aggression demonstration on Ford Island at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on April 13, 2013.
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Members of the Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility and 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron assist patients onto C-17 Globemaster III on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 21, 2013. The CASF is the relay between the Craig Joint Theater Hospital and aeromedical evacuation missions throughout Afghanistan. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Willis

When service members get sick or injured downrange, they need help not only physically but mentally.
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Two children excitedly welcome home their father and the crew of the attack submarine USS Norfolk from a six-month deployment during a homecoming ceremony on Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Nov. 3, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kim Williams

In honor of April’s Month of the Military Child, guest blogger Elaine Sanchez offers her Top 10 list of the qualities she appreciates most about military children.
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