Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz pay their respects Oct. 3, 2011, at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., during the full-honors funeral of retired Maj. Gen. John Alison. Alison was a war hero and founding father of the Air Force, special operations forces, having served with the Flying Tigers‚ 75th Fighter Squadron and the 1st Air Commando Group during World War II. U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Raymond Mills.
Members of the Air Force and Marine Corps honor guards stand in formation Nov. 11, 2010, during the Veterans Day wreath-laying presentation at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Many senior Department of Defense leaders attended the event along with hundreds of visitors and veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Raheem Moore)
U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Russian Gen. Nikolay Makarov, chief of the General Staff of the Russian Federation, bid farewell at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., April 23, 2010. The leaders participated in a wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the 65th anniversary of the link up of U.S. and Soviet forces during World War II at Elbe River in Germany, April 25, 1945. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad McNeeley
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