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  • #16
    May 24, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Air Force

    Arlington 'Flags In' tribute begins Memorial Day commemoration
    Servicemembers place 265,000 miniature flags at every grave at Arlington National Cemetery during Flags In. The Flags In tradition dates back to 1948 and begins the annual Memorial Day tribute. (U.S. Army photo/Adam Skoczylas)

    Paying tribute
    Airmen at a base in Southwest Asia held a "final guardmount" ceremony May 15 to honor those who have fallen in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Domonique Simmons)

    Security forces memorial
    A wreath-laying detail renders a salute to a memorial for the 15 Air Force and Army security forces who were killed in 2007 while fighting the war on terrorism during a ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Scott Wagers)

    Bombers on parade
    A B-2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress fly in formation over Shreveport, La., May 10 during the open house and air show at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. The air show featured modern day bombers, and commemorated the 75th anniversary of the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samuel Rogers)

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    • #17
      May 24, 2008 - All photos courtesy of Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System

      Arab Jabour, IQ - Soldiers from 5-7th Cav. Regt. (shown) entered the Sayafiyah area in mid-January. The squadron spent its first year of their tour in al-Anbar province fighting al-Qaida, then expelling AQI from southern Arab Jabour by the end of its tour.

      CAMP TAJI, IQ - Cpl. Jared Bruyneel, a San Bernardino, Calif., native, patrols the streets of the Taji Qada, northwest of Baghdad, May 15, making it possible for the locals to live in peace and safety. He has been working in this area for the last five months as an infantry team leader with Company A, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds,” 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Warrior,” 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad. (U.S. Army photo/Sgt. Brad Willeford)

      SHULLA, IQ - Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers from Troop B, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, maneuver down a path while receiving heavy indirect fire and rocket-propelled grenade fire just on the outskirts of Shulla May 16. The troops were in the area searching for a possible weapons cache when an improvised-explosive device was detonated, followed by hours of indirect and RPG fire. (U.S. Army photo/Sgt. James Hunter)

      FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, IQ - Soldiers from Company C, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, return to a Black Hawk helicopter, May 14, after a successful air-assault mission aimed to disrupt criminals’ ability to smuggle weapons into Baghdad.

      FORT BRAGG, US - Paratroopers from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division lay down suppressive fire to cover the assault on an objective while C-17s drop more parachutists onto the drop zone behind them during the Joint Readiness Training Exercise held on the final day of the 2008 All American Week celebration at Fort Bragg. (U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Mike Pryor)

      FORT BRAGG, US - Paratroopers from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division lay down suppressive fire while assaulting an objective on Sicily Drop Zone during the Joint Readiness Training Exercise conducted during the final day of the 2008 All American Week held at Fort Bragg. (U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Mike Pryor)

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