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08/30/2013

IN POSITION

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgts. Alexander Orellana, left, and Mark Massalski observe troop positioning as service members with the Mongolian armed forces rehearse platoon tactics at the Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 25, 2013. The training is part of a nonlethal weapons exercise, hosted annually in the Pacific region and led this year by U.S. Marines with the 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ben Eberle

08/30/2013

TWO FLAGS

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and Foreign Secretary Albert F. del Rosario at Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines, Aug. 30, 2013. Hagel's visit to the Philippines concludes a four-nation trip to speak with defense counterparts. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler

08/30/2013

BINOCULAR LOOK

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Eric J. Blaszkowski uses binoculars to scan the surrounding area to look for potential enemy movement during a mission in the Saberi district in Afghanistan's Khowst province, Aug. 21, 2013. Blaszkowski, a fire support specialist, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company E, 2nd Battlion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jusitn A. Moeller

08/30/2013

WIRE WIGGLE

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Luis Mitchell back crawls under barbed wire on the obstacle course during U.S. Army Europe's Best Warrior competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Aug. 20, 2013. Mitchell is assigned to the U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo Piedra

08/30/2013

WALL FRAMES

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Beeler constructs wall frames while building a compound for an Army support brigade in Shindand, Afghanistan, Aug. 19, 2013. Beeler, a builder, is assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 15. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Garas

08/30/2013

PRESIDENTIAL VISIT

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, second from left, meets with Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III at the Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines, Aug. 30, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler

08/30/2013

CEMETERY WALK

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visits the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Manila, Philippines, Aug. 30, 2013. The 152-acre cemetery is the resting place of 17,201 U.S. service members killed in World War II, most of whom died during operations in New Guinea and the Philippines. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler

08/30/2013

SECRETARY REMARKS

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a press conference with Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin at the Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines, Aug. 30, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler

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