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On Veterans Day, the Department of Defense takes a look back at the contributions of our service members throughout history.
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Within a time period called “the golden hour”, U.S. Army medics have to pick up, stabilize and air transport injured patients from the battlefield to the nearest hospital for emergency trauma surgery.
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Gunnery Sgt. Gregory Miller, a maintenance controller with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165, spends his free time constructing rock sculptures while deployed.
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Photo: U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Michael C. Doucette inspects a KC-130J Hercules aircraft on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Aug. 15, 2013.Doucette is assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ashley E. Santy/Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Michael C. Doucette inspects a KC-130J Hercules aircraft on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Aug. 15, 2013.
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Photo: (From left) U.S. Air Force Capt. Shaun Cullen, Capt. Tripp Zanetis, Tech. Sgt. Jim Denniston and Tech. Sgt. Erick Pound are all members of the 101st Rescue Squadron, New York Air National Guard, currently assigned to the 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, take turns “busting each other’s chops,” following shift-change at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan Nov. 29. They are all firefighters when not activated. Cullen, the aircraft commander, is assigned to Engine 54, in Midtown Manhattan; Zanetis, the copilot, is assigned to Ladder 11 in Lower East Manhattan; Pound, the aerial gunner, is assigned to Engine 58 in Harlem; and Denniston, the flight engineer, is assigned to Engine 285 in Queens. Together at the 26th ERQS, the team makes-up Pedro 24, a quick-response HH-60 Pave Hawk medical evacuation crew. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Russell Martin)

Four New York City Firefighters, four Airmen, four friends, one team, one HH-60 Pave Hawk, one crew deployed together, brought a flavor unique of New York Fire Departments with them.
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