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Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell briefs the press on U.S. military aid to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in the Islands of Samoa, Sept. 30, 2009. Morrell said the U.S Navy Frigate Ingrahm was en route along with two Air Force transport aircraft loaded with relief supplies. DoD photo by R. D. Ward



Joseph Kovac, a retired sailor and Veterans of Foreign Wars past commander, salutes one of many color guards in the John Basilone Parade in Raritan, N.J., Sept. 27, 2009. The parade, the largest military parade in the nation, honors Basilone, a Marine gunnery sergeant native to the town, who received a Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross for actions in Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Randall Clinton



U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Justin Aycock spends a quiet moment alone with his military working dog Katya before training on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Dhi Qar, Iraq, Sept. 24, 2009. Aycock is assigned to the 52nd Security Forces Squadron, and provided demonstrations to the Iraqi Police on explosives searching techniques. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ernest E. Sivia III



A U.S. soldier from 1st Platoon, Charlie Company, 9th Engineer Battalion, braves a cloud of dust during operations near the Iraq-Iran border, Sept. 22, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brien Vorhees



U.S. Navy medics assigned to Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines assist a woman in labor during relief efforts after flooding destroyed homes in Manila, Philippines, Sept. 27, 2009. The sailors delivered medical supplies, food, and rescued more than 52 people in Manila. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Theresa Donnelly



U.S. Navy sailors working with Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines rescue Manila residents after flooding destroyed homes and displaced thousands of people in Manila, Philippines, Sept. 27, 2009. The sailors used two boats to assist more than 52 people, including a woman in labor, elderly residents and children. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Ramsey



U.S. Army 1st Lt. Aaron Malcolm speaks with locals from the village of Shinkowak, Afghanistan, during a patrol, Sept. 19, 2009. Malcolm is a platoon leader assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Allison



The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard takes on fuel during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe, Pacific Ocean, Sept 25, 2009. Bonhomme Richard is the flagship for the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is on a scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah E. Bitter

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