Iraqi policemen assigned to the 2nd National Police Division's 8th National Police Brigade and U.S. paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Multinational Division Baghdad look down a street while patrolling Sumer Al-Ghadier, in eastern Baghdad during Operation Asfah Ramlyah. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea
A MaxxPro, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle manned by Marines assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 3's Motor Transportation Company, power out of a deep, simulated dried up water way or wadi during a simulated convoy test run through the newly developing Combat Vehicle Operators Training - Afghan Course, using multiple vehicles at Camp Bastion, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, March 29. The CVOT-A course is the first course built in Afghanistan and is designed to provide drivers with a better understanding of vehicle capabilities, safety and the terrain they will be driving on while in Afghanistan. CLB-3 is the logistics combat element of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - Afghanistan, whose mission is to conduct counterinsurgency operations, and train and mentor the Afghan national police in order to provide the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan with a professional police force able to provide security for its people. Photo by Lance Cpl. Ronald Stauffer 090527-M-0000S-007
NEW YORK (May 25, 2009) The Marine Forces Reserve Band plays while colors are rendered at the annual United States Marine Corps World Trade Center run during Fleet Week New York City 2009.
Approximately 3,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are participating in the 22nd commemoration of Fleet Week New York.
This event provides the citizens of New York City and surrounding tri-state area an opportunity to meet service members and also see the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Danals/Released)
A squad of soldiers learn communication and decision-making skills during virtual missions at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, as part of the 7th Army NCO Academy Warrior Leaders Course, May 26, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Christian Marquardt
U.S. Air Force Capt. Don Moss speaks to Afghani children in a village near Forward Operating Base Herrara, Afghanistan, April 17, 2009. Moss is the chief of intelligence for the Paktya Provincial Reconstruction Team. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Weismiller
U.S. Navy sailors participate in the repair team water sports competition during the annual Kings Bay Damage Control Olympics hosted by the Trident Training Facility at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., May 21, 2009. The competition offers 10 events to highlight damage control skills and test a team's ability to work together. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kimberly Clifford
An F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter from Strike Fighter Squadron 154 lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean, May 22, 2009. The USS John C. Stennis and Carrier Air Wing 9 are on a six-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Denny Cantrell
BASRA, Iraq (May 17, 2009) Iraqi Navy defender-class patrol boats are moored to a pier at Umm Qasr, south port terminal in Basra, Iraq. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andre N. McIntyre/Released)
Multinational Division Baghdad paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team run to gain control of the ball during the finals of a combined forces soccer match at Shaab Stadium in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad, May 23, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. James Selesnick
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NEW YORK (May 22, 2009) Sailors participating in Fleet Week New York 2009 are sworn in by Vice Adm. Mel Williams, Jr., commander, 2nd Fleet, during a reenlistment ceremony at the World Trade Center Site. Approximately 3,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsman participated in the 22nd commemoration of Fleet Week New York. This event provides the citizens of New York City and the surrounding tri-state area an opportunity to meet service members and also see the latest capabilities of today's maritime services. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Danals/Released)
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Marius Bumbac, a Romanian Army company commander and lead advisor for the Iraqi Commando Course on Camp Dhi Qar, Iraq, congratulates one of the commando graduates during a ceremony, May 23, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Creighton Holub
Florida National Guard Regional Emergency Response Network systems line up in preparation for emergency operations at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., May 21, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 22, 2009) Seaman John Algood hands off boxes of supplies to Seaman Paul Despain during a carrier onboard delivery aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise off the coast of Southern California in preparation for a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Heil/Released)
ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 26, 2009) Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and Capt. Bob Roth, executive officer of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) watch as an F/A-18F Super Hornet is launched during flight operations. Bush, the aircraft carrier's namesake, was on hand to watch flight deck operations, fulfilling a wish he made in 2006 at the ship's christening. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Tackitt/Released)