The U.S. Air Force air demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, perform precision aerial maneuvers Nov. 6, 2010, during AirFest 2010 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Pritchett)
Buster Adams, a World War II Army veteran, poses for a picture at the Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, Va., Sept. 11, 2010. Adams discussed his time in service and what it means to him to be a U.S. military veteran. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class William Selby
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Airmen assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, drive a Tunner 60K loader through an obstacle course on the flightline here Oct. 3, 2010. The course was part of a class meant to reinforce safe operational practices. The loader is named after the late Lt. Gen. William H. Tunner, a former commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe.(U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Drew Nystrom
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Pfc. Yiraldy Aloma, a native of Panama City, Panama, wipes a tear from her eye after becoming a U.S. citizen during a Veterans Day Naturalization Ceremony sponsored by United States Forces-Iraq at Al Faw Palace on Camp Victory, Iraq. During the ceremony, 50 service members took the Oath of Allegiance.Photo by Lee Craker
A Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter conducts aerial reconnaissance Nov. 8, 2010, in southern Afghanistan. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sadie Bleistein
CNN's Fareed Zakaria interviews U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Nov. 24, 2010, in New York City. The program aired Nov. 28. (DOD photo/Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley)
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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 9, 2010) An air department Sailor signals to an AH-1 Cobra helicopter to land aboard the Austin-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9). Denver is part of the permanently forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is underway for a scheduled patrol in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Paul Kelly/Released)
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz serves Thanksgiving meals Nov. 25, 2010, to the men and women stationed at Thule Air Base, Greenland. Thule AB is the Department of Defense's northernmost installation. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Sarah Beasley)
Two front-end loaders from the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron clear debris from a 'missile impact' crater during an operational readiness exercise Nov. 8, 2010, at Misawa Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse)
An F-18 Super Hornet from the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., an F-16 from the Royal Jordanian Air Force and a Mirage from the Pakistan air force fly in formation over Wadi Rum in Jordan, Oct. 27, 2010.
The flight formation occurred during the 2010 Falcon Air Meet at Muwaffaq Salti Air Base, Jordan.
(photo by Tech. Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf)
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KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Members of Khowst Provincial Reconstruction Team work with the Afghan National Army to rebuild an Afghan military checkpoint in the Saberi District here. The checkpoint and two mosques were destroyed while a religious center and a high school were damaged in the attack by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device Nov. 3. A Khowst PRT member was on scene shortly after the attack to assess damage and assist in rebuilding the checkpoint. Provincial reconstruction teams in Khost and throughout the country aide the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in security, stability and reconstruction efforts. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. Steve Baunach, Khowst Provincial Reconstruction Team civil affairs officer)
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CORONADO, Calif. (Nov. 08, 2010) Sailors assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 5, MSRON-3 and reserve component squadron MSRON-9 board an aircraft to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. The three squadrons will form Commander, Task Group 56.7 and will be responsible for the security and defense of ports in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. David Bennett/Released)
West of the Korean Peninsula (Nov. 27, 2010) USS George Washington (CVN 73) Commanding Officer, Capt. David Lausman watches the Military Sealift Command's Fleet Replenishment Oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) as it transfers fuel to USS Cowpens (CG 63) and George Washington during a replenishment at sea. George Washington is currently helping to ensure security and stability in the waters west of the Korean peninsula. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David A. Cox/Released)
Staff Sgt. Arthur Branham, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, collects oil from a recently arrived F-15 at Chitose Air Base, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. The oil is sent to the National Defense Institute for analysis as part of the Joint Oil Analysis Program. The oil is checked after the first flight of each day’s sorties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Mike Tateishi)
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Maintainers and crew chiefs with the 509th Maintenance Squadron and 131st Bomb Wing prepare to perform a Foreign Object Debris walk before starting their day, Sept. 28, 2010. FOD mishaps can potentially result in extensive aircraft damage, ultimately hindering the Air Force's flying mission. To counter such events, crew chiefs, maintainers and other personnel working on the flightline take responsibility for eliminating FOD to keep the aircraft safe and the flying mission soaring. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kenny Holston)(Released)
U.S. Army Pvt. Darrell Futrell lifts a 155mm round weighing about 100 pounds on Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in central Indiana, Nov. 4, 2010. Futrell and soldiers assigned to his Indiana National Guard unit fired the round from an M777 Howitzer, which was recently issued to the Indiana Guard. Photo by Sgt. John Crosby.
Pakistani contingent members discuss flight plans Nov. 2, 2010, after wrapping up Falcon Air Meet 2010 ceremonies in Azraq, Jordan. The air forces of Pakistan, Jordan, the U.S. and United Arab Emirates competed in the annual two week event in Jordan hosted by the Royal Jordanian Air Force. The overall winners of the competition were the members of the Royal Jordanian Air Force team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alan Black)
A B-1B Lancer with a Sniper advanced targeting pod is parked on the flightline Oct. 22, 2010, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. The pod is a long-range precision targeting system that supports the B-1's mission by providing positive target identification, autonomous tracking, coordinate generation and precise weapons guidance from extended standoff ranges supporting air to ground operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kasey Close)
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U.S. Marines with the 2nd Light Armor Reconnaissance Battalion march to a ceremony held by Operation: Coming Home for Marine Corps Sgt. Stan Roberts in Fuquay, N.C., Nov. 4, 2010. Roberts, who was injured in Iraq by an improvised explosive device, was chosen by the veteran's organization to receive a custom built home at no cost. (DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Justin D. Loya, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)
The guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George is underway in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 3, 2010. Cape St. George is part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Arif Patani.
NORFOLK (Nov. 7, 2010) Family members of Fire Controlman Jason Bluhm wave goodbye as the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) departs Naval Station Norfolk. Mahan is on a scheduled six-month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julie Matyascik/Released)
Staff Sgt. Grant Lane straps down a cargo box during a Mobility Air Forces Exercise Nov. 17, 2010, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The exercise brought more than 40 C-17 Globemaster IIIs and C-130 Hercules to conduct air and ground operations. Sergeant Lane is assigned to the 29th Weapons Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald)
Local Pakistanis unload supplies from a CH-47 Chinook in Khyber - Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, Nov. 05, 2010. The flood has affected nearly 20 million Pakistanis, forcing many from their homes. (photo by Pfc. Joshua Kruger/Released)
An Afghan National Army soldier smiles and shakes hands with U.S. Army Spc. Joshua D. Heinbuch after discovering a cache of weapons in Dag Mene, a village in eastern Kunar province, Afghanistan, Nov. 4, 2010. Heinbuch is an infantryman is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company C, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell
Iraqi air force CH-2000s arrive Oct. 17, 2010, at Ali Air Base, Iraq, after being transferred from Basrah Air Base by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Eric Donner)