This Week’s Top Military Photos: Practicing for Santa and a Bad Hair Day


Airmen practice an airdrop mission during “Operation Christmas Drop 2022,” which aims to deliver assistance to remote populations. (Yasuo Osakabe/U.S. Air Force photo)

Related: The Story Behind the Netflix Movie ‘Operation Christmas Drop’

A Marine recruit receives his initial haircut.

A Marine recruit contemplates his life’s decisions as he receives his initial haircut at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. (Lance Cpl. Joshua Dreher/U.S. Marine Corps photo)

Related: ‘Shifting Threats’ 2022 Marine Corps Recruitment Campaign

Marines conduct fast-rope training out of an Osprey.

Marines conduct fast-rope training out of an Osprey at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. (Lance Cpl. Terry Stennett III/U.S. Marine Corps photo)

Related: It ‘Blew Everything Apart.’ Osprey Accident Shows Danger of Clutch Issue as Services Keep Flying

Soldiers fire a cannon during "Twilight Tattoo"

Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division fire a cannon during “Twilight Tattoo” – an event meant to demonstrate the historical heraldry of the unit to the public. (Sgt. Caitlin Wilkins/U.S. Army photo)

Related: Army’s Twilight Tattoo in DC

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