These were the best military photos of the past month

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A selection of military photos that you might have missed this month.

A US Marine fires a M240 machine gun as another Marine guides his fire through his night vision optics at the Marine Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, August 18, 2016.

Cpl. Timothy Valero/US Marine Corps

A US airman jumps out of a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, 12,000 feet above the Malmsheim Drop Zone, Stuttgart, Germany, August 17, 2016.

Visual Information Specialist Jason Johnston/US Army

US Marines watch the illumination from artillery during a live-fire exercise, August 18, 2016, at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia.

Sgt. Sarah Anderson/US Marine Corps

A US Army paratrooper drags his parachute towards a target during Leapfest 2016 in West Kingston, Rhode Island, August 4, 2016. Leapfest is an international parachute training event and competition hosted by the Rhode Island Army National Guard.

Sgt. Brady Pritchett/US Army

US soldiers fire a simulated missile at a M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank for training at the National Training Center/Fort Irwin, California, August 3, 2016.

Pvt. Austin Anyzeski/US Army

US Army Sappers conduct explosive urban entry training with a silhouette charge behind a breacher blanket at the new demolition range located at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Michigan, August 13, 2016.

2nd Lt. Cammy Alberts/US Air National Guard

Australian soldiers fire a M-777 Howitzer in support of US Marines, August 11, 2016 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia.

Sgt. Sarah Anderson/US Marine Corps

US Marines and sailors gather on the ramp leading to the flight-deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard, during a fly-away drill at sea, August 26, 2016.

Staff Sgt. T.T. Parish/US Marine Corps

Type PHZ-89 122mm 40-tube self-propelled multiple rocket launchers assigned to an artillery regiment of the People's Liberation Army fire at simulated targets in an undisclosed training range in south China's Jiangxi Province, August 21, 2016.

Wang Liang/Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China

A military-grade engineering vehicle competes in Russia's 2016 International Army Games.

Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

A helicopter competes in the "Aviadarts" portion of Russia's 2016 International Army Games, Ryazan, Russia.

Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

Sailors on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower participate in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk to increase awareness for suicide prevention.

Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey J. Hopkins/US Navy

A US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit fly over Guam for an integrated bomber operation, August 17, 2016. This mission marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command's strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously conducting integrated operations in the US Pacific Command area of operations.

Senior Airman Joshua Smoot/US Air Force

A US Navy Operations Specialist updates navigational information on the bridge aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard.

Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeanette Mullinax/US Navy

Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown, Japanese Naval Destroyers Setoyuki, Asagiri and Kashima, along with Italian Navy Frigate Carabiniere sail in formation in the Mediterranean Sea, August 25, 2016.

Cpl Blaine Sewell/Formation Imaging Services/National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces

A Coast Guard Station San Juan crewmember monitors passengers using the marine escape system from the 561-foot Caribbean Fantasy ferry vessel, a mile from San Juan Harbor, San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 17, 2016. The Coast Guard received notification around 7:40 a.m. that the ferry was on fire.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally/US Coast Guard

A landing craft air cushion debarks the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp for drills.

Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Wilkes/US Navy

Members of the Spanish Special Forces move into position to board Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown off the coast of Egypt during a multi-national naval boarding exercise on August 15, 2016.

Cpl Blaine Sewell/Formation Imagery Services/National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces

Canadian soldiers move to an ambush location while training at the Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, August 4, 2016.

Captain Mark Ruban/National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces

US Marines set up security behind a MV-22 Osprey during an exercise at Camp Pendleton, California, August 23, 2016.

Lance Cpl. Brandon Maldonado/US Marine Corps

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