U.S. Marines and Sailors with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment transport an injured Afghan boy for medical treatment at Forward Operating Base Golestan in the Helmand province of Afghanistan Nov. 1, 2009. The boy fell from an unknown height and was in critical condition. (DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Chad J. Pulliam, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Beautiful mountains in Afghanistan are visible behind the old Russian Control Tower, known as the Crow's Nest, Nov. 9, 2009. The Russian Control Tower was built in 1976 during the Soviet Union's occupation of the region. Currently more than 5,000 Airmen are deployed to Bagram supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and NATO International Security Assistance Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Felicia Juenke)
U.S. Army Spc. Mauricio Moreno spots a group of puppies while posting security in Orgun, Afghanistan, Nov. 3, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dallas Edwards
U.S. Army Pfc. Patrick Camp, left, and Spc. Thomas Garrard, both truck drivers attached to the 2025th Transportation Company, share a few laughs as they wait to transport M1 Abrams tanks from Contingency Operating Base Speicher to Forward Operating Base Taji, Iraq, Nov. 3, 2009. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven King, U.S. Navy/Released)
U.S. Army Cpl. Casey Liffrig watches for insurgent forces as heavy sniper fire rains down on his position during a three-hour firefight with militants in Kunar province, Afghanistan, Nov. 3, 2009. Liffrig, assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's Company C, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, has been battling militant forces in the area's Waterpur valley since arriving in Afghanistan last June. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew Moeller
DA NANG, Vietnam (Nov. 7, 2009) Cmdr. H.B. Le, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82), speaks to the press in front of the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). Blue Ridge and Lassen are in Da Nang for a scheduled port visit. This is Le's first visit to Vietnam after leaving the country with his family in 1975. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cynthia Griggs/Released)
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U.S. Army Maj. Arnel David, from the 1st Infantry Division?s Federal Police Training Team, hands out clothing and toys to residents of a poor neighborhood in Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 1, 2009. (DoD photo by Senior Airman Michael Wykes, U.S. Air Force/Released)
NEW YORK (Nov. 7, 2009) The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) is commissioned in New York. The ship has 7.5 tons of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center towers forged into her bow, and will be used to support humanitarian, amphibious assault, special operations and expeditionary warfare missions around the world. New York is the sixth U.S. Navy ship named for the state and will be homeported in Norfolk, Va. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dan Meaney/Released)
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SEA OF JAPAN (Nov. 5, 2009) Flight deck Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) prepare to move a Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter during flight operations. Harpers Ferry is part of the Denver Amphibious Ready Group participating in the annual bilateral Korean Integrated Training Program exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released)
U.S. Marines unload assault vehicles from a landing craft air cushion embarked on amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry during a beach assault rehearsal on Hwajinri Beach, Pohang, South Korea, Nov. 4, 2009. The Marines, assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Harpers Ferry, and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting the annual bilateral Korean Integrated Training Program. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl
U.S. Ambassador to Israel James B. Cunningham, right, meets with Rear Adm. John M. Richardson, the commander of the joint task force for Juniper Cobra 2010 (JC 10) and deputy commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, in Hatzor, Israel, Nov. 3, 2009.
While on Hatzor Air Base, Cunningham also met with senior Israeli and U.S. military officials and toured JC 10 camp sites.
JC, held every two years, is the fifth iteration of its kind with this year?s focus on testing the active missile-defense capabilities of both U.S. and Israeli armed forces.
(DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kristopher Regan, U.S. Navy/Released)
BUCHANAN, Liberia - U.S. Navy Lieutenant Steve McIntyre, Africa Partnership Station (APS) platform HNLMS Johan de Witt (L 801) hydrographic officer, monitors survey data collected during the hydrographic survey of the Buchanan port November 3, 2009. This survey, along with surveys conducted in Greenville and Monrovia, produce data necessary to generate up-to-date navigational charts to make the ports more accessible to commercial maritime traffic and contribute to economic development and maritime safety. APS began as a U.S. initiative under U.S. Naval Forces Africa, the Navy component of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Travis Clem)
Army Pfc. Adam Britt prepares to leave the mock Iraqi town of Medina Wasl during 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division's recent training rotation at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jared S. Eastman.
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Army Sgt. Nic Light and Army Spc. Andrew Carpenter, both with Headquarters Support Company, 628th Aviation Support Battalion, with the 28th Combat Aviation Brigade of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, inspect a truck on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq, Oct. 17, 2009. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Andy Mehler)
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SEA OF JAPAN (Nov. 4, 2009) An amphibious assault vehicle from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) returns to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) after participating in a beach landing exercise. Denver is the lead ship of the Denver Amphibious Ready Group participating in the annual bilateral Korean Integrated Training Program (KITP) exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Andrew Smith/Released)
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Scott Sanders, vice commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, talks with junior officers aboard the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy ship Zhoushan (FFG 537) in the Gulf of Aden Nov. 1, 2009. Sanders and other service members from Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 are visiting the Chinese TF-529 counter piracy flagship to discuss counter piracy operations off the coast of Somalia and cooperation between the two task forces. (DoD photo courtesy of U.S. Navy/Released)
Members of the Louisiana Army National Guard transport and deliver sandbags to reinforce a six-mile stretch of levee being overtopped by flood water in Bossier City, La., Nov. 2, 2009. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Michael L. Owens, Louisiana National Guard)
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