Flight Deck Drills

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 26, 2011) Lt. j.g. Kenyatto Mayes, from San Francisco, instructs Sailors on proper hose team techniques during flight deck drills aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is on a scheduled seven-month deployment in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

Airmen, Soldiers Train To Maintain Skills

Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment cordon the initial perimeter in response to a simulated unexploded ordnance June 23, 2011, in Southwest Asia. The members of 3-4 ADAR trained alongside Airmen from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing as part of a joint emergency response exercise to ensure the 380th AEW and mission partner readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Chance Babin)

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Receives Tender Support Services

MINA SALMAN, Bahrain (June 21, 2011) The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698) prepares to moor alongside the Military Sealift Command submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39). Bremerton received tender support services from Emory S. Land during the port visit in Bahrain. Bremerton is on a routine deployment operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elizabeth Fray/Released)

Keeping Troops Downrange Supplied

A C-17 Globemaster III air delivers bundles of fuel to Forward Operating Base Waza K'wah in the Paktika province of Afghanistan. The fuel was part of an air delivery to help sustain members of Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, whose only means of re-supply is through air delivery. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)

Loading A C-17 At Bagram

Senior Airman Justin Emerson anchors a Humvee inside the cargo bay of a C-17 Globemaster III June 13, 2011, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

Airman Emerson is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron.

(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Natasha E. Stannard.

First Team Takes Flight In Afghanistan

An AH-64D Apache attack helicopter from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, flies alongside the mountainous and rugged terrain of northeastern Afghanistan May 23. On the verge of assuming responsibility of U.S. aviation operations in Regional Command North, the 1st ACB is already conducting combat missions in support of the coalition's efforts in Afghanistan. Photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Armas.

Partnership Dive

Divers swim around a 22-ton engine block off the coast of Bridgetown, Barbados, June 16, 2011, as they participate in Navy Diver-Southern Partnership Station, a multinational engagement to increase interoperability and partner nation capacity through diving operations. The divers are assinged to the Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jayme Pastoric.

Fire Exercise

U.S. Marine Corps 1st Sgt. Michael P. Edwards pulls the lanyard on a 120-mm mortar system, causing it to fire during a training exercise on Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 21, 2011. Edwards is assigned to Kilo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment.U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Gene Allen Ainsworth III.

Up The Hill

U.S. Army 1st Lt. John Dundee, foreground, leads a group of soldiers from the town of Gomerai, back to Combat Outpost Najil in Laghman province, Afghanistan, June 15, 2011. Dundee is a platoon leader assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Staff. Sgt Ryan C. Matson.

Fairchild Airmen Save Homes From Flooding

The home of Ken and Carol Wendt is shown June 17, 2011, near the Pend Oreille River at Cusick, Wash. Forty student candidates and instructors from the 336th Training Group Survival Evasion Resistance Escape School at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., filled roughly 10,000 sandbags in Pend Oreille County, Wash., June 9, 2011, reportedly saving three homes from being flooded. (Courtesy photo)

Getting Ready To Fly

Capt. Alicia Carey conducts a preflight check on a C-17 Globemaster III May 25, 2011, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., in preparation for a training mission. Captain Carey is a pilot assigned to the 15th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey)

TF Red Bulls Soldiers Fight Their Largest Battle Since WWII

U.S. Army soldiers with the Reconnaissance Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Ironman, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 34th Mountain Division, TF Red Bulls, seek cover and return fire near Do Ab Village, Nuristan province, Afghanistan, after air assaulting into the valley May 25. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Nathan Cunningham, Task Force Ironman)

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Pacific Partnership 2011

The Royal Australian Navy heavy landing craft HMAS Betano pulls into the port of Dili to drop off members of Pacific Partnership 2011. Pacific Partnership is a five-month humanitarian assistance initiative that will make port visits to Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and the Federated States of Micronesia. (U.S. Navy photo by Kristopher Radder)

Afghan Forces Expand Security Near Helmand Capital During Operation Qala Sharqay

Afghan National Army soldiers drive onto Highway 601 northeast of Lashkar Gah during Operation Qala Sharqay, June 19. The highway is vital to Lashkar Gah’s economy because it connects the city to the rest of Afghanistan. The ongoing operation will result in a transfer of responsibility of the security situation in the area around the city from coalition troops to Afghan National Security Forces. Photo by Cpl. Adam Leyendecker

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Guard Helps Thousands Flee Floods

North Dakota National Guard vehicles patrol one of the mandatory evacuation zones in Minot, N.D., June 22. The patrols ensure that all citizens have evacuated their homes and render any required assistance in the areas threatened by the rising water of the Souris River that has exceeded major flood stage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. David Lipp)

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Naval Air Facility Misawa Sailors Unload, Sort Relief Supplies

Naval Air Facility Misawa sailors offload pallets of relief supplies donated to Japan by listeners of the "Ron and Don" radio show. The program organized and shipped more than 96,000 pounds of donated clothing, toys, food, and other items destined for orphanages and other areas affected by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Bradley.

Missouri Guard Black Hawk Helps In Flood Effort

The Missouri National Guard assisted Atchison County authorities with personnel and a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to repair levee L550 near Phelps City as the fight against the flood continues. The Black Hawk was used to move over 145 sandbags weighing two thousand pounds each onto areas of the levee damaged by overtopping in recent days. The levee is being repaired with the expectation that it will prevent a full breach which would cause more severe flooding and would close state highway 136 located nearby. In this photo, a Black Hawk helicopter flown by Capt. Adam Freeman, C Company, 1/106th Avn. Rgmt. and Chief Warrant Officer Four Pat Muencks, 1107th Aviation Group drops sandbags on the levee.Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Craig Collins.

PRT Trains Farmers, Establishes Orchards In Logar

Farmers from Azra District gather supplies distributed by members of the Logar Provincial Reconstruction Team recently after attending or agriculture training on raising orchards. (Photo by Czech Republic Kristyna Greplova, Logar Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

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Missouri Guardsmen Respond To Levee Overtop

Missouri Army National Guard liaison officers from Task Force 110 responded to a call of an overtop levee or possible breech on levee L550, located just west of Phelps City near the border with Nebraska. The LNOs coordinated with local authorities during the event. Guardsmen were posted near the levee access as a public safety precaution. The Missouri National Guard will continue to assist local authorities in keeping the citizens of Missouri as safe as possible until released by those authorities and Gov. Jay Nixon. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Craig Collins.