Paladin Power

The ground shakes as a U.S. Army M109A6 Paladin Howitzer fires a gas-propelled 155mm round as the unit calibrates the gun at Destiny Range in Mosul, Iraq, Apr. 23, 2010. The soldiers are assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Gregory Gieske

Iwo Jima Arrival

The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima arrives at Port Everglades for the start of Navy Week Port Everglades, Fla., April 26, 2010. This is the twentieth navy week in Port Everglades, South Florida's annual celebration of the maritime services. Navy Week Port Everglades is one of 20 Navy weeks planned across America this year. U.S Navy photo by Scott Lehr

Taking On Fuel And Stores From Naval Station Guantanamo Bay

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (April 29, 2010) The U.S. Coast Guard Medium Endurance-class cutter USCGC Seneca (WMEC-906) gets underway from the Naval Station Guantanamo (GTMO) Bay, Cuba after taking on fuel and stores. Seneca is deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet Caribbean area conducting counter-narco-terrorism and migrant operations. GTMO is a logistical hub for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army and Allied vessels operating in the Caribbean theater. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Bill Mesta/Released)

Crop Check

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Timothy Stark meets with a farmer and his family to determine if he's changed his crop from poppy in Marja, Afghanistan, April 23, 2010. U.S. and Afghan forces met with local farmers and landowners participating in the Marja Accelerated Agricultural Transition program. Stark is a squad leader assigned to Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. James Clark

A Storm Approaches

ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 25, 2010) Aircraft are secured in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) as a storm approaches. George H.W. Bush is conducting carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Michael Smevog/Released)

Apache Lights

An AH-64 Apache attack helicopter makes its way down the flight line departing on a night reconnaissance mission on Camp Taji Army Airfield, Iraq, April 18, 2010. The Apache crew is assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Roland Hale

Patrolling Salaam Bazaar

Marines roll through the Salaam Bazaar in Helmand province heavily manned. Enemy contact was imminent as they patrolled through the known Taliban stronghold. While clearing the area, April 14, the Marines of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 2, along with the Afghan national army and the Afghan national police encountered heavy resistance from insurgent forces. (Photos by Cpl. Daniel A. Blatter)

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Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team

Second Lt. Jason Adams (left), Provincial Reconstruction Team Panjshir civil engineer, inspects a retaining wall at Pyawusht, Panjshir Province, Afghanistan, April 19.

Adams and some other PRT engineers visited five work sites and held two meetings in what Adams called a ‘successful day.’

(U.S. Air Force Photo by 2nd Lt. Jason Smith, PRT Panjshir Public Affairs)

Re-enlistment Ceremony Marks 102 Years for Army Reserve

U.S. Army Reserve soldiers stand in formation in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Building, Washington, D.C., during the fifth annual U.S. Army Reserve National Capitol Re-enlistment Ceremony, April 23, 2010. Sixty U.S. Army Reserve soldiers from across the United States took part in the event marking the U.S. Army Reserves 102nd anniversary.

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Tactical Operations Center Soldiers Play Big Role in Area Surveillance

Spc. Shane Lebeouf (left), and Spc. James Lehnardt (right), both with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 17th Fires Brigade, Brigade Aviation Element, monitor air status, coordinate air support, and schedule air transportation throughout the 17th FiB operational environment. Photo by Spc. Maurice Galloway.

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With Help From ‘Blackhawks,’ Iraqi Army Delivers Supplies

An Iraqi army soldier of 1st Company, 2nd Battalion, 15th Iraqi Army, hands out supplies to citizens of Doskushman near Kirkuk, Iraq. The 15th IA delivered these supplies with their partners, the Black Hawk Soldiers of 1st Platoon, Bravo Troop, 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division out of Fort Bliss, Texas, April 22. Photo by Pfc. Jessica Luhrs

Carrier Air Traffic Control Center

ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 22, 2010) Air Traffic Controller 2nd Class Bruce Gomez stands watch in the Carrier Air Traffic Control Center aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall/Released)

Human Terrain System

Dr. Richard R. Boone, of Wimberley, Texas, interviews local residents of the Baraki Barak District in Afghanistan's Logar province, to find out about their attitudes and daily lives, April 17. Boone is a psychologist and Department of Defense civilian deployed to Afghanistan as a member of a Human Terrain System. Boone says that by gathering this information from average people, HTS members can save lives on a civilian-oriented battlefield. Photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Reeves

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Commando Village

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Scott Alarcon and Tech. Sgt. Willie Andino, both of the 386th Force Support Squadron Commando Village lodging staff, move a mattress from a storage tent April 19 at an air base in Southwest Asia.

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Taking On Fuel And Stores At Guantanamo Bay

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba - The U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC Venturous (WMEC-625) gets under way from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after taking on fuel and stores April 19, 2010. Venturous is deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility conducting counter narcoterrorism and migrant operations. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is a logistical hub for U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army and Allied vessels operating in the Caribbean Sea. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Bill Mesta.

Peleliu Launch

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 21, 2010) An AV-8B Harrier launches from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group is underway conducting a certification exercise off the coast of Southern California in preparation for a 2010 deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell/Released)

Enterprise Departs For Independent Steaming Exercise

ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 19, 2010) The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) makes her way back to homeport following sea trials and redelivery to the fleet. Enterprise has been returned to the fleet after completing a 24-month maintenance period at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Newport News and will begin the work-up phase leading to her 21st deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael L. Croft/Released)