FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan – Members of the Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team inspect the progress of a dam being constructed near Yosuf Khel village, Afghanistan, Sept. 22.
The PRT is made up of U.S. military and representatives from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, that fund and evaluate Afghanistan reconstruction projects to promote self-sufficiency and better quality of life for the Afghan people.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Dallas Edwards, Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team)
A U.S. Army soldier watches as gravel is dumped in the river to create a ford over a river near the Iraq-Iran border, Iraq, Sept. 22, 2009. The soldiers are assigned to Company C, 9th Engineer Battalion. A bridge over the stream had been washed away by recent rains and the ford allows Military Transition Teams to conduct training with Iraqi border guards. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brien Vorhees
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OKINAWA, Japan (Sept. 26, 2009) Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1627 transports personnel and equipment assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released)
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Three crew chiefs work to fix a mechanical problem on an F-15E Strike Eagle, Sept. 22, here. The crew knew the aircraft needed maintenance from a report provided by an F-15E controller with the 4th Maintenance Operations Center. (U.S. Army photo/U.S. Army Pfc. Cody A. Thompson)
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept 27, 2009) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) check the sprinkler system during a countermeasure wash-down drill. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Bookwalter/Released)
A Standard Missile-2 screeches skyward away from the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen during a missile firing exercise in the Pacific Ocean, Sept, 23, 2009. Lassen is taking part in Multi-Sail 2009 in the western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Cumpston
U.S. Navy sailors working with Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines rescue Manila residents after flooding destroyed homes and displaced thousands of people in Manila, Philippines, Sept. 27, 2009. The sailors used two boats to assist more than 52 people, including a woman in labor, elderly residents and children. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Ramsey
Pfc. Dennis Dickerson, an air traffic controller with the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, observes an AH-64D Apache as it clears the Camp Tiji control tower, Sept. 26. Photo by Sgt. Alun Thomas, 1st ACB.
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U.S. service members carry a wounded Afghan boy at Forward Operating Base Geronimo, Afghanistan, Sept. 25, 2009. According to residents, the boy and his family were attacked by Taliban forces. The boy, who was found with two gunshots in his leg, was the only survivor. (DoD photo by Lance Cpl. James Purschwitz, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jolene Muna, from the 254th Security Forces Squadron, Guam Air National Guard, loads sandbags onto a truck on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 28, 2009, to prepare for a possible tropical storm headed for the island. (DoD photo by Senior Airman Nichelle Anderson, U.S. Air Force/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 26, 2009) Pilots from the French navy surveillance frigate Vendemiaire (F734) practice landing aboard the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) during an interoperability exercise. Blue Ridge is the flagship for Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Cale Hatch/Released)
PEARL HARBOR (Sept. 25, 2009) A U.S. Marine Corps saluting battery detail fires a 17-gun salute during the arrival of Adm. Timothy J. Keating, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, during the U.S. Pacific Fleet Change of Command Ceremony at Naval Station Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Patrick Murray/Released)
NEW ORLEANS - A 33-foot response boat from U.S. Coast Guard Station Venice, La., monitors efforts to free the grounded tank vessel Eagle Tucson, Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, near Pilottown, La., at the mouth of the Mississippi. The Eagle Tuscon grounded at approximately 2:45 a.m., Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, and is currently blocking deep-draft shipping traffic.