Lancaster County brothers serving in the U.S. Air Force. Tech Sergeant Eric S. Richards is stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska. His younger brother, Airman First Class Joshua M. Richards is stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas. Both Eric and Joshua are graduates of McCaskey High School.
Pfc. John Wendling, a native of Lancaster, Pa., and other paratroopers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, advance on an objective while conducting a parachute assault on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 20, 2015, during Operation Spartan Valkyrie. Soldiers from 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment held the Drop Zone, and assaulted follow-on objectives while elements from 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment set-up and fired 105 mm howitzers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alejandro Pena)
Getaur Jashari, from Harrisburg, Pa., a soldier from Team Eagle Task Force 2-7 Infantry, fires an AT-4 during a live fire exercise in Pabrade, Lithuania.
SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 20, 2015) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman John Tweardy (right), from Gettysburg, Pa., steers the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). Mustin is on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman David Flewellyn/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Sean M. Stephenson of Dillsburg poses for a photo in front of his AV-8B Harrier on the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) March 17, 2015. Stephenson started out his career as an enlisted band member and then persued his dream of becoming a pilot. Stehenson is a Harrier pilot with Marine Attack Squadron 231, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan C. Mains/ Released)
Army Staff Sgt. Zachary Berrier, a native of York, Pa., walks behind the firing line as paratroopers assigned to the 725th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, qualify with M9 pistols at the combat pistol range on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. U.S. Army Alaska is home to the Army’s only Pacific airborne brigade combat team, and maintains the only airborne rapid-response capacity within the Pacific Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)