PERSIAN GULF (March 26, 2009) Rear Adm. Thomas A. Cropper, deputy commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, speaks to Sailors on the 1MC aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) as the ship patrols the waters surrounding the Al Basra Oil Terminal off the coast of Iraq. Lake Champlain is deployed as part of the Boxer Amphibious Readiness Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)
C-17 Globemaster IIIs sit on the flightline at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in preparation for six-ship formation testing. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in deployed environments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Cassidy)
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Volunteers fill sandbags at the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D., March 29, 2009, to stop the Red River's rising waters along the North Dakota-Minnesota border. More than 2,400 National Guard troops also are responding to the area's flooding. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dennis J. Henry Jr.
U.S. Army Spc. Andrew Soria points out the position of a mortar strike to Staff Sgt. Eddie Adradi, fire support noncommissioned officer, during a practice live-fire at Nishagam District Center, Konar province, Afghanistan, March 17, 2009. The soldiers are assigned to the 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew C. Moeller
Georgian Defense Chief Maj. Gen. Devi Tchonkotadze, back left, and U.S. Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, back right, march behind Georgian ceremonial guards during a wreath laying in Gori, Georgia, March 30, 2009. The wreath laying was in honor of Georgian soldiers who died during the August 2008 war with Russian troops. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Adam M. Stump
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Female Iraqi recruits in basic training disassemble rifles under supervision of an instructor during weapons training at the Iraqi Police Academy in Karbala, Iraq, on March 22, 2009. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Wendy Wyman/Released)
GULF OF ADEN (March 29, 2009) Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) 2nd Class Derek D. Raulston helps guide a line aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) during a refueling at sea and consumables replenishment in the Gulf of Aden. Gettysburg is deployed as part of the Boxer Amphibious Readiness Group/13th Marine Expeditionary Unit supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian K. Fromal/Released)
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class John Handrahan splashes into Lake Victoria, March 28, 2009, as part of an operation by Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and the government of Uganda to find and recover the wreckage of the Ilyushin 76 transport plane that crashed near Entebbe, Uganda, March 9, 2009. Handrahan is assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Cory Drake
BUSAN, Republic of Korea (March 20, 2009) Vice Adm. John M. Bird, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, and Vice Adm. Park Jung-hwa, commander, Republic of Korea Fleet Command, sign into effect a new maritime operational plan during a reception aboard the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), marking the completion of exercise Key Resolve 2009. The revised operational plan sets the foundation for a smooth and seamless transition of wartime operational control responsibilities from U.S. 7th Fleet to Commander, Republic of Korea Fleet Command by April, 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ben Farone/Released)
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Former “Sons of Iraq” civilian security group members learn basic mechanical skills while attending a demobilization, demilitarization and reintegration center in the Adhamiyah neighborhood of Baghdad, March 12, 2009. U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Scott Lewis
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Army Spc. Steven Rogers mans the turret of his armored security vehicle while conducting checkpoint operations outside Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 18, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Michael Greenberger
NORFOLK (March 27, 2009) Family members and friends welcome home Sailors from the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during their return from a seven-month deployment. Iwo Jima deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tyler J. Wilson/Released)