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  • #2
    All photos courtesy of U.S. Army

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan -- Two Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters prepare for landing at forward operating base Kalagush September 7, 2008. The Black Hawks are used for a variety of missions including medical evacuation, air assault, personnel transport and airlift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse/Released)

    Soldiers from units within Task Force Currahee fire at iron targets over 500 meters away during a range day portion of a training class on the newly-issued M14 during a four day training class on the new weapon at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khost province, Sept. 8.

    Sgt. Craig Walker and his working dog, Staff Sgt Carla of the 4th Infantry Division take a quick break in an open lot while searching for weapons caches. Iraqi national police and U.S. Soldiers from 64th Armored Calvary Regiment, 4th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division searched a mullalah in Risalah, Baghdad on Sep. 15, 2008, in order to document the local military aged males residing there.

    Soldiers help Air Force Staff Sgt. Johnathon Krueger across a irrigation canal outside Joint Base Balad, Iraq, during Operation Lewis and Clark Sept. 11. Operation Lewis and Clark was a joint patrol in which Air Force security forces Airmen were introduced to Balad's outer perimeter. Since Americans began operating from Balad in 2003, the Army has been responsible for base security. The 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Group will soon be the largest security forces unit deployed in combat to defend an air base since Vietnam. Sergeant Krueger is assigned to the 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon)

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    • #3
      All photos courtesy of U.S. Marine Corps

      Lance Cpl. Daniel Brinkley, an assaultman with Company F, Task Force 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, Regimental Combat Team 5, exits the rear hatch of a CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter as he moves to his position to provide security at Combat Outpost Rawah, Iraq, Sept. 16. Company F, along with IA personnel, conducted a mission to search for a known improvised-explosive-device maker.

      A Nepal Army soldier executes a shoulder throw on Staff Sgt. Gregory B. Popejoy, a military police Marine with the Marine Corps Base Camp Butler Provost Marshal’s Office Sept. 5 during a martial arts demonstration at a subject matter expert exchange in Kathmandu, Nepal. The SMEE was the second of its kind between the Nepal Army and Okinawa-based Marines.

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      • #4
        All photos courtesy of U.S. Navy

        VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Sept. 21, 2008) The United States Air Force Heritage Flight performs with the World War II P-51 Mustang and the state-of-the-art F-22 Raptor during the 50th Anniversary Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show. The three-day event marked 50 years of air shows at NAS Oceana and included performances by the Navy's flight demonstration team the Blue Angels and the Navy's parachute jump team, the Leap Frogs, as well as a variety of aerial demonstrations and static displays of military and civilian aircraft. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward I. Fagg/Released)

        HONOLULU (Sept. 22, 2008) Warrant Officer Ekaterine Batsikadze, right, from the Georgian Navy and Dietmar Donner, from the German Navy, listen to presentations during the second Global Maritime Senior Enlisted Sailor Symposium. Hosted by Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Skip Bowen, the symposium will focus on enlisted development and international cooperation. Senior enlisted leaders representing forty nations are in Honolulu for the symposium. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

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        • #5
          All photos courtesy of U.S. Army

          Major Jason Tussey, operations officer for the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, awaits extraction from UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters during Operation Abbeville near Darwish Village, Sept. 19, 2008. Abbeville was an air assault operation aimed at locating individuals facilitating insurgents seeking refuge from coalition and Iraqi operations in the Salah ad Din province, Iraq.

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          • #6
            All photos courtesy of U.S. Navy

            YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25, 2008) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) form the phrase "Hajimemashite," which means "Nice to meet you" in Japanese, as they arrive at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. George Washington and Carrier Air Wing 5 will be operating from Fleet Activities Yokosuka as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clifford L. H. Davis (Released)



            HARBOR, Hawaii (Sept. 23, 2008) Navy Region Hawaii Ceremonial Guard forms up on the pier of USS Utah Memorial on historic Ford Island in preparation of a burial and ashes scattering ceremony to honor Pearl Harbor survivor Chief Carpenter's Mate Herbert B. Power. Power, a diver and crewmember aboard the minesweeper USS Widgeon (AM 22), was credited on Dec. 7, 1941 with saving the lives of numerous Sailors trapped aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma (BB 37) during salvage operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl/Released)

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            • #7
              All photos courtesy of U.S. Navy

              PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 27, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is underway as evening falls during a transit of the Pacific Ocean. The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility operating in the western Pacific and Indian oceans. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

              WESTERN Iraq (Sept 22, 2008) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 27 make their way from an Air Force transport aircraft at an airfield in Western Iraq to start support operations in al-Anbar province area of responsibility. NMCB-27, known as the "Skibees," is deployed to Iraq and other areas of responsibility supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth W. Robinson/Released)

              INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 29, 2008) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 carries a cargo pendant during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-A0 197). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Kelling/Released)

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              • #8
                All photos courtesy of U.S. Marine Corps

                Marines from Weapons Platoon, Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, rush to the firing line with their Shoulder-fired Multipurpose Anti-armor Weapons, or SMAWs, Sept. 25, 2008, aboard Fort Pickett, Va., a Virginia Army National Guard Maneuver Training Center. Kilo Company trained with practice grenades, trainer variants of the AT-4 light anti-armor weapon, and SMAWs loaded with small-caliber spotting rounds. BLT 3/2 is aboard Fort Pickett for their off-site training, the first in a series of progressively more complex exercises during the 22nd MEU's six-month pre-deployment training cycle. The MEU is preparing for a scheduled six-month deployment this spring. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Theodore W. Ritchie)

                Lance Cpl. Jeffery Evans, a TOW gunner with Mobile Assault Platoon, Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, fires an M220 Tube-Launched, Optically Tracked Wire-Guided missile Sept. 21.

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