A crowd gathers at Camp Victory, Iraq, March 25, 2010, for the graduation of the first class of Iraqi air force meteorology officers. The graduates will be sent to different locations throughout Iraq for 30 days of on-the-job training. Once the training is complete, some of the weather advisory officers will become instructors while others will begin their weather advisory mission for the Iraqi military. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Trish Bunting)
An A-10C Thunderbolt II from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., flies along the coast of Florida March 25, 2010, during the first flight of an aircraft powered solely by a biomass-derived jet fuel blend. The A-10 was fueled with a 50/50 blend of Hydrotreated Renewable Jet and JP-8. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Joy Josephson)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Thomas J. Sapio performs maintenance on an F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft at the Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey, March 27, 2010. Sapio is assigned to the 177th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the Falcon is assigned to the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matt Hecht
Lance Cpl. William Byrne and Cpl. David Belling, field artillery fire control men with Regimental Combat Team 3, originally stationed in Okinawa, Japan, built an Iwo Jima memorial at the RCT-3 compound to help motivate and lift the spirits of the Marines and sailors stationed here.
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Master Sgt. Chris Ringland and Afghanistan National Army Air Corps Master Sgt. Sheer Aqa Karimi congratulate each other after successfully unloading the missions cargo to its destination March 28, 2010, at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Sergeant Karimi is a C-27 Spartan loadmaster, and Sergeant Ringland is a 438th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group standards and evaluation loadmaster. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 28, 2010) An F/A-18 Super Hornet breaks the sound barrier during a flight demonstration for Peruvian visitors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adrian White/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (March 28, 2010) Peruvian military personnel are escorted across the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael C. Barton/Released)
The crew of USS McFaul rescues Somali men and women on a drifting skiff the crew spotted during a routine patrol, March 25, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory Phelps.
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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (March 15, 2010) Information Systems Technician Seaman David Springhetti, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, sets up a rugged deployable satellite for communications during at the Battalion's combat operations center in Kandahar, Afghanistan. NMCB-133 is deployed to the U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan C. Delcore/Released)
U.S. Army Sgt. John Graham (left), Parwan Provincial Reconstruction Team security forces, provides security for Rob Brochu, an engineer from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who is currently serving with the Parwan PRT, while he inspects progress made on the Parwan-Bayman Road, March 24. Brochu examined the construction to ensure contractors were in compliance with the contract for this part of a five-section project worth approximately $36 million. When complete, the Parwan-Bayman road will link Jabal-e-Saraj with the border of Bayman province. Photo by Senior Airman Jim Araos
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (March 24, 2010)
U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen participate in a practice parade on the academy campus in preparation for the April 7 formal parade, the first of the year.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad Rung/Released)
USS Bunker Hill, At Sea. Petty Officer 3rd Class Drew Collins prepares a MK 38 25 mm machine gun for a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill. Bunker Hill is supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multinational environment. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel Barker
Airmen from the 18th Munitions Squadron build Mark-83 bomb bodies during Beverly High 10-02 at Kadena March 24, 2010. The 18th Wing participated in a local operational readiness exercise March 22-26 to test Kadena Airmen's ability to defend Japan and maintain peace and stability in the Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Rey Ramon)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 23, 2010) An FA/18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 lands aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a flight demonstration. Carl Vinson is supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker (Released)
Army Col. Thomas Brittain, left, and Air Force Col. Kenny Weldon walk away from the new headquarters sign after a ceremony marking attainment of initial operational capability for Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 1, 2010. The joint installation comprises the former Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base. (U.S. Army photo/Ingrid Barrentine)
Airman 1st Class David Eckert conducts his pre-flight checks on an F-15 Eagle during an exercise March 23, 2010, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. He is a technical aviation mechanic with the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Rey Ramon)
Staff Sgt. Douglas McNeill climbs a 70-foot radio tower March 16, 2010, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan.
Airmen provide periodic and preventative maintenance on equipment mounted on the tower to ensure proper communication signals.
Sergeant McNeill is airfield systems NCOIC with the 22nd Communications Squadron.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrea Salazar)
Lt. Col. James Piel (left) and Afghanistan National Army Air Corps 1st Lt. Faiz M. Ramaki shake hands after a successful landing of a C-27 Spartan March 24, 2010, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Colonel Piel is the 538th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron commander and C-27 pilot-mentor. Lieutenant Ramaki is an ANAAC C-27 pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)
U.S. soldiers assigned to Task Force Wolverine unload their gear at Kiwi Base in Bamyan province, Afghanistan, March 17, 2010. The primary mission of the task force will be to train and mentor Afghan police. U.S. Army photo by U.S. Army Spc. Charles J. Thompson
SOUDA BAY, Greece (March 24, 2010) High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV-2) arrives for a routine port visit. Swift is one of the primary platforms for Africa Partnership Station, an international initiative to improve maritime safety and security in west and central Africa. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley (Released)
U.S. Army soldiers from 2nd Platoon, A Company, 1-503rd Infantry Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, and the Afghanistan national army conduct a key leader engagement near Makhtum, Chak District, Wardak province, Afghanistan, March 10. Soldiers from the 173rd ABCT and the ANA 6th Kandak Headquarters Platoon conducted a Battle Space Hand-off from Team Logar in order to explain the purpose of the night raid and protect local Nationals from counter-attacks. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jeff Hall) Courtesy Photo: Joint Combat Camera Afghanistan
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Coast Guard crews survey damage after a barge explosion that occurred at Superior Docks in Ingleside, Texas, March 25, 2010. Bystanders rescued one man, who was thrown into the water when the barge exploded. U.S. Coast Guard photo
As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Army soldiers prepare for a training mission as part of exercise Emerald Warrior near Fort Walton Beach, Fla., March 15, 2010. U.S. Special Operations Command personnel are conducting the 19-day training exercise, which provides troops with an opportunity to participate in realistic urban-warfare training scenarios at multiple sites along Florida's Gulf Coast. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Clay Lancaster
An MV-22B Osprey from the Golden Eagles of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 takes off from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19). Mesa Verde is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith