Military personnel (one in a diving suit) clink bottles during the Army-Navy Maneuvers that took place off the coast of Southern California at the end of 1946. The goal of the war games was to practice two maneuvers: Operation Mountain Goat, an amphibious landing designed to dislodge "enemy" troops, and Operation Oilskin, a landing to cut off "enemy" communications. The Army, Navy, and Marine Corps aircrafts participated in the exercise.
Soldier holding the U.S. Army's new Garand rifle, called the “deadliest and most efficient rifle in the world.” The Garand rifle went on display in Los Angeles as part of National Defense week. The rifle, which fires 54 rounds per minute compared to its predecessor’s 10 rounds per minute, is named after its inventor, John C. Garand.
Group of sailors and civilians celebrate Japan's surrender during World War II on Main Street in downtown Los Angeles. A woman holds several shoes while a man drinks from a bottle, two other men look at the camera.
Veterans of the Indian War assemble on Memorial Day, 1935. The ceremonies were held at the Memorial Coliseum, where veterans of the Civil War and Spanish American War attended, and several bands entertained the crowd.