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08/29/2014

National Preparedness Month - 2014

Disasters can strike anywhere and at any time. National Preparedness Month, observed every September, serves as a reminder that everyone must take action to prepare for the types of emergencies that can affect each of us.

08/29/2014

LAST LOOK

Army K-9 officer Daga, a Belgian Malinois, looks into the crowd during the inactivation ceremony for the 793rd Military Police Battalion, 2nd Engineer Brigade, U.S. Army Alaska, at the Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 28, 2014. The 793rd Military Police Battalion was activated on Dec. 26, 1942, on Camp Maxey, Texas. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher

08/29/2014

RICE REGIME

U.S. Marine Sgt. Omar Forrester puts a pot of rice on the grill during the retrograde of Patrol Base Boldak in Afghanistan's Helmand Province, Aug. 15, 2014. Forrester is a food service specialist assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.

08/29/2014

DISMANTLING DISCUSSION

U.S. Marine Cpls. Armondo Cortez, left, and Estevan D. Hernandeza discuss their plan for dismantling the command operation center during the retrograde of Patrol Base Boldak in Afghanistan's Helmand Province, Aug. 15, 2014. Cortez, a data network specialist, and Hernandez, a telephone switchboard and personal computer intermediate repairer, are assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.

08/29/2014

FAREWELL HANDSHAKE

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes hands with Navy Adm. William H. McRaven, outgoing commander of U.S. Special Operations, during the change-of-command ceremony for the command in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014. McRaven relinquished command to Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel III. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt

08/29/2014

INCOMING COMMANDER

Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel III, incoming commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, salutes during the change-of-command ceremony in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014. Votel assumed command from Navy Adm. William H. McRaven. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp

08/29/2014

OUTGOING SALUTE

Navy Adm. William H. McRaven, outgoing commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, salutes at the conclusion of the change-of-command ceremony in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014. McRaven relinquished command to Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel III. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp

08/29/2014

OATH OF OFFICE

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, administers the oath of office to Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel III during the change-of-command ceremony for U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014. Votel assumed command from Navy Adm. William H. McRaven. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp

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