New York Guard Aircrews Fuel Polar Research

Scientists and others supporting the National Science Foundation research mission in Greenland stack their supplies on a waiting sled at the North Greenland Eemian ice drilling site, July 28, 2010. “NEEM” is an international ice core research project aimed at retrieving an ice core from northwestern Greenland. (DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III)

Mizan Break

U.S. Army soldiers take a quick break during a dismounted patrol near Combat Outpost Mizan, Mizan District, Zabul province, Afghanistan, Aug. 16, 2010. The soldiers are assigned to Company F, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathanael Callon

USS Enterprise Conducts Gun Drill

USS Enterprise, At Sea. The combat systems department aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise test-fires the close-in weapons system during a pre-action aim calibration fire. Enterprise is underway conducting tailored ship's training availability and is making preparations for its 21st deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeffry A. Willadsen)

Petroleum Supply Specialists Vital To KFOR’s Aviation Mission

Spc. Herminio Damiani, a petroleum lab specialist attached to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-114th Aviation Battalion of the Arkansas National Guard, pours a fuel sample into a storage container in his lab at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, Aug. 2, 2010. Damiani is one of three Soldiers who are responsible for testing all of the fuel that is used at Camp Bondsteel. Damiani is deployed as a part of Multinational Battle Group East in support of the NATO peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jerry Boffen, 130th Public Affairs Detachment)

Underway With Heavy Lift Capabilities For Flooded Regions Of Pakistan

A U.S. Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron (HM) 15 prepares for launch aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). The amphibious transport dock ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8) steams along side as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) supporting the Pakistan government and military with heavy lift capabilities in flooded regions of Pakistan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Omar A. Dominquez (Released)

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FOB Ghazni Celebrates Polish Army Day

GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Polish soldiers salute as their flag is raised during the Polish Army Day ceremony at Forward Operating Base Ghazni Aug. 14. The ceremony commemorated The Battle of Warsaw, which marked Poland’s independence from the Soviets. FOB Ghazni is home to the Polish Task Force White Eagle. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. JT May III, Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

Vermont Guard Sustains Troops In Kabul

Staff Sgt. Peter Rawling, center, convoy commander for the Vermont Army National Guard's Alpha Company, 186th Brigade Support Battalion, provides a convoy brief before the movement team heads out on a mission to deliver personnel and supplies at Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 10, 2010. Alpha Company's truck platoon has moved more than 14,000 passengers in the first five months of their deployment. (Photo by Sgt. Rebecca Linder Task Force Rushmore Public Affairs)

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First UAV Flight At Volk Field Successful

An RQ-7 Shadow 200 is launched on its initial flight at Volk Field, Wis., Aug. 11, 2010. Members of Company B, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 32nd Brigade, conducted the flight to test frequency compatibility between the Army National Guard unit and the Air National Guard control tower. (Photo by 1st Sgt. Vaughn R. Larson, Wisconsin National Guard)

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Medical Evacuation

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Holton provides security while a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter lands during a medical evacuation in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, Aug. 3, 2010. Holton, a radio telephone operator, is assigned to the Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team, which was on a mission in the province when one of its vehicles rolled over. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. J.T. May III

Closing Ceremony Of Exercise SHARED ACCORD 2010

MOAMBA, Mozambique. A Mozambican soldier chants during the closing ceremony of Exercise SHARED ACCORD 2010 Aug. 13 in Moamba. The exercise, which is coordinated by U.S. Africa Command’s Marine component, U.S. Marine Forces Africa, brings together more than 1,000 U.S. service members and Mozambican soldiers for the purpose of increasing Mozambique’s capacity to carry out peace and stability operations. Photo By Lance Cpl. Jad Sleiman.

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PRT Zabul Begins Process To Renovate School In Mizan District

Members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul survey the compound of a school near Combat Outpost Mizan, Zabul Province, Aug. 14. PRT Zabul is working to renovate the school as part of an ongoing effort to improve Mizan District.Members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul survey the compound of a school near Combat Outpost Mizan, Zabul Province, Aug. 14. PRT Zabul is working to renovate the school as part of an ongoing effort to improve Mizan District. Photo by Senior Airman Nathanael Callon.

Patrols Help Keep Peace In Pech Valley Area

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Children from Kandigal village in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province follow U.S. Army Pfc. Richard J. Sandoval of Fresno, Calif., radio operator for 3rd Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, as the patrol moves toward the village of Kolack July 13.

The unit, based at Combat Outpost Michigan, routinely patrols to help Afghan officials assess the vicinity and check for trouble.

(Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

All Systems Go

An F-15E Strike Eagle drops a GBU-28 during a Combat Hammer mission Aug. 10, 2010, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Combat Hammer is an Air-to-Ground Weapons System Evaluation Program maintained by the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron at Tyndall AFB, Fla. The aircraft is from the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. (Courtesy photo.)

Marines Arrive

U.S. Marines arrive on a C-130 air craft to take over the disaster recovery flight operations from the U.S. Army 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade in the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the flood victims as part of the disaster recovery effort in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan, Aug. 13, 2010. The Marines are assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Horace Murray

Pakistan Disaster Recovery

A forklift with bags of humanitarian assistance is loaded by Pakistani workers into a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter that has arrived to take over the flight role from the U.S. Army in the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the flood victims as part of the disaster recovery effort in Pakistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan, Aug. 13. Photo by Staff Sgt. Horace Murray.