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09/30/2006 : FORT STEWART EXERCISE
U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division load a simulated casualty into an M113 armored personnel carrier during a mission readiness exercise at Fort Stewart, Ga., Sept. 25, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Alfred Johnson
09/30/2006 : EXERCISE IN THE PACIFIC
Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Fornengo and Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Rowe, USS Paul Hamilton, stand by to pick up their Visit, Board, Search and Seizure team members as they board a civilian ship during an exercise in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 26, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon Hyde
09/30/2006 : FAST-ROPE EXERCISE
Explosive Ordnance Disposalmen conduct a fast-rope exercise from an SH-60F Seahawk helicopter aboard the USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 28, 2006. U.S Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Johnnie Robbins
09/30/2006 : MORNING MISSION
A Polish army soldier with the Civilian Military Cooperation unit at Camp Echo, Iraq, prepares for a morning convoy mission to Ghammas, Iraq, to inspect a completed engineering project by an Iraqi contractor, Sept. 27, 2006. The Polish CIMIC funds, contracts, and inspects projects. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dawn M. Price
09/30/2006 : SECURITY DRILL
U.S. Army soldiers from 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division tighten up security at the front gate of a mock Forward Operating Base during a mission readiness exercise at Fort Stewart, Ga., being held in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Iraq, Sept. 26, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Johancharles Van Boers
09/30/2006 : LOADING INTO A CH-53
U.S. Marines with the Helicopter Support Team pile into a CH-53E Super Stallion after successfully completing the recovery of an immobilized UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq, Sept. 27, 2006. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James B. Hoke
09/30/2006 : MEDICAL CLINIC SURVEY
Polish army Lt. Col Andrzej Kujawa, commander of the Civilian Military Cooperation unit at Camp Echo, Iraq, shakes hands with Iraqi doctors following a site survey at a medical clinic in Ghammas, Iraq, Sept. 27, 2006. The Polish CIMIC funds, contracts, and inspects projects. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dawn M. Price
09/29/2006 : WAITING FOR MEDICAL CARE
Djiboutian villagers line up outside a school to be seen by U.S. medical personnel during a medical civic action program in Ali Adde, Djibouti, Sept. 20, 2006, in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph McLean
09/29/2006 : MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DJIBOUTI
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Hults listens to the breathing of a patient during a medical civic action program in Ali Adde, Djibouti, Sept. 20, 2006, in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph McLean
09/29/2006 : INTERPRETER HELP
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Ana Cristina Krakusin, with Navy Medical Center Portsmouth, Va., hands a patient medicine with the assistance of an interpreter during a medical civic action program in Ali Adde, Djibouti, Sept. 20, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph McLean
09/29/2006 : ARMY PROVIDES VET CARE
U.S. Army Capt. Dwayne Overby, with 96th Civil Affairs Battalion, gives a camel a shot during a veterinary civic action program in Guistir, Djibouti, Sept. 17, 2006, in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph McLean
09/29/2006 : CHECKING THE EARS
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Hults, a surgeon from Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla., checks the ear of a patient Sept. 13, 2006, during a medical civic action program in Assamo, Djibouti, in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph McLean
09/29/2006 : REWARD FOR BEING BRAVE
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Wendy Halsey hands out candy to local children during a medical civic action program in Guistir, Djibouti, Sept. 16, 2006, in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph McLean
09/29/2006 : USO CELEBRATES 65TH
Guests and members of the United Service Organization gather at the beginning of the 65th Annual World Gala at the National Building in Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 2006. The event paid tribute to servicemembers from each branch of the Armed Forces. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen
09/29/2006 : PACE ATTENDS USO GALA
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace speaks to the audience of the 65th USO Annual World Gala in Washington, D.C., Sept 28, 2006. The event paid tribute to servicemembers from each branch of the Armed Forces. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen
09/29/2006 : USO WORLD GALA
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace and other distinguished guests are introduced at the USO's 65th Annual World Gala in Washington, D.C., Sept 28, 2006. The event paid tribute to servicemembers from each branch of the Armed Forces. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen
09/29/2006 : SOLDIER RECEIVES HONORS
Army Sgt. Leigh Hester is congratulated by numerous senior defense leaders for receiving the 2006 USO Servicemember of the Year Award in Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 2006. Hester is the first woman since World War II to receive the Silver Star for Valor in Combat. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen
09/29/2006 : CONGRATULATIONS
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace congratulates Corpsman Nathaniel Leoncio, while he is being presented the 2006 USO Servicemember of the Year award at the 65th USO World Gala in Washington, D.C, Sept. 28, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen
09/29/2006 : RUMSFELD IN SLOVENIA
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld gives his remarks during a press conference in Portoroz, Slovenia, Sept. 28, 2006. Rumsfeld is visiting Slovenia to attend the NATO Defense Ministerial meeting and conduct bilateral discussions with Slovenian leaders. Defense Dept. photo by James M. Bowman
09/29/2006 : NATO DEFENSE MINISTERIAL
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld consults with his staff in Portoroz, Slovenia, Sept. 28, 2006. Rumsfeld is visiting Slovenia to attend the NATO Defense Ministerial meeting and conduct bilateral discussions with Slovenian leaders. Defense Dept. photo by James M. Bowman
09/29/2006 : PREPARING FOR BILATERAL
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld edits his NATO remarks in Portoroz, Slovenia, Sept. 28, 2006. Rumsfeld is visiting Slovenia to attend the NATO Defense Ministerial meeting and conduct bilateral discussions with Slovenian leaders. Defense Dept. photo by James M. Bowman
09/29/2006 : RUMSFELD THANKS MARINES
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld meets with U.S. Marines in Tirana, Albania, Sept. 27, 2006. Rumsfeld was in Albania to attend the Southeast Europe Defense Ministerial Process meeting and encourage Albania's continuing efforts to join NATO. Defense Dept. photo by James M. Bowman
09/29/2006 : GENERALS TALK BACKSTAGE
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, listens to U.S. Army Gen. Dick Cody, vice chief of staff of the Army, prior to being introduced at the 65th Annual World Gala in Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen
09/29/2006 : BILATERAL MEETING
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld meets with Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa during a bilateral meeting at Portoroz, Slovenia, Sept. 28, 2006. Rumsfeld visited Slovenia to attend the NATO Defense Ministerial and conduct bilateral discussions with Slovenian leaders. Defense Dept. photo by James M. Bowman
09/29/2006 : LISTENING TO A QUESTION
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld listens to a question during a press meeting at Portoroz, Slovenia, Sept. 29, 2006. Rumsfeld visited Slovenia to attend the NATO Defense Ministerial and conduct bilateral discussions with Slovenian leaders. Defense Dept. photo by James M. Bowman
09/29/2006 : PRESS MEETING IN SLOVENIA
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld responds to a question during a press meeting at Portoroz, Slovenia, Sept. 29, 2006. Rumsfeld visited Slovenia to attend the NATO Defense Ministerial and conduct bilateral discussions with Slovenian leaders. Defense Dept. photo by James M. Bowman
09/29/2006 : NATO-RUSSIA COUNCIL
United Kingdom Minister of Defense Des Browne, left, and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld attend a NATO-Russia Council meeting, at Portoroz, Slovenia, Sept. 29, 2006. Rumsfeld was in Slovenia to meet with Slovenian leaders and attend the NATO Defense Ministerial. Defense Dept. photo by James M. Bowman
09/28/2006 : ADVANCED CONTINGENCY SKILLS COURSE
U.S. Air Force airmen attending the Advanced Contingency Skills Training Course at the Air Mobility Warfare Center participate in a scenario for military operations in urban terrain on a tactical range at Fort Dix, N.J., Sept. 21, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol
09/28/2006 : KOREAN NAVY FLUTIST
A Korean flutist aboard the Dae Jo Yeong plays following the arrival of two ships from the Republic of Korea's Cruise Training Force at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Sept. 21, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer David Rush
09/28/2006 : ROUGH TERRAIN
U.S. Marine Cpl. Chance P. Reynolds, a squad leader with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, performs a top-rope climb at the lower cliffs area of Cheat Lake, W. Va., Sept. 19, 2006, during a 10-day Rough Terrain Familiarization Course. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jeremy T. Ross
09/28/2006 : AIRMEN DONATE SUPPLIES
School children surround Tech. Sgt. Hector Nieves at their Kigali, Rwanda, school where airmen from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, delivered school supplies, Sept. 22, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman David O'Leary
09/28/2006 : BAGHDAD HOME SEARCH
U.S. Army soldiers search a home in Baghdad, Iraq, Sept. 24, 2006. The soldiers are from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Hoffman
09/28/2006 : STINGER MISSILE TRAINING
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Tony L. Moore, left, coaches a 2nd LAAD Marine as they fire a Stinger missile during training at Onslow Beach on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sept. 13, 2006. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Adam F. Testagrossa
09/28/2006 : SERVING A HOT MEAL
Food service specialists with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment look into a cooking pot at Observation Post Falcons, Iraq, Sept. 23, 2006. The self-proclaimed "combat cooks" brought a chow hall to the field so Marines could have a hot meal. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ray Lewis
09/28/2006 : UNDER THE CANOPY
Captain trainees aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower clean the canopy of an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 83 near Virginia Beach, Va., Sept. 26, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Edward F. Ward
09/27/2006 : FLIGHT DECK OPERATIONS
U.S. Navy flight deck maintenance sailors check the Identification Friend-or-Foe antennae for proper signal frequency prior to flight activities aboard the USS John C. Stennis, Sept. 22, 2006, during a Composite Training Unit Exercise. This is the first time the John C. Stennis Strike Group operated together. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon Hyde
09/27/2006 : COMBAT SEARCH AND RESCUE TRAINING
U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul E. Neidhardt sets off a flare during combat search and rescue training near Osan Air Base, South Korea, Sept. 21, 2006. Survival evasion resistance escape instructors provide annual training to refresh aircrew members with combat search and rescue procedures. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chad Strohmeyer
09/27/2006 : STRIKE EAGLE AIRCRAFT INSPECTIONS
Airmen from the 494th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Lakenheath Royal Air Force Station, perform post-flight inspections on an F-15 Strike Eagle, from the 494th Fighter Squadron, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 21, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Scott Wagers
09/27/2006 : FAMILIARIZATION COURSE
Cpl. Bruce L. Baker, a squad leader with Echo Company, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, reaches for a pulley to winch himself higher up the rope system to climb a tree near Greer Stone Quarry, W. Va., Sept 16, 2006, during a ten-day Rough Terrain Familiarization Course. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jeremy T. Ross
09/27/2006 : SPIE TRAINING
Sailors move toward an HH-60H Seahawk during Special Purpose Insertion/Extraction (SPIE) training aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Arabian Sea, Sept. 23, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Milosz Reterski
09/27/2006 : PROWLER INSPECTION
U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Stephen Sweeney checks an EA-6B Prowler aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Arabian Sea, Sept. 22, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Milosz Reterski
09/27/2006 : BACK SEAT OF FIGHTING FALCON
U.S. Air Force photographer Senior Airman Sean Sides sits in the back seat of an F-16D Fighting Falcon aircraft during a training flight over Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, Sept. 18, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sean Sides
09/27/2006 : VEHICLE CHECKPOINT TRAINING
U.S. Army soldiers from Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, teach Iraqi police officers how to set up checkpoints during a training mission in Kirkuk, Iraq, Sept. 25, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bendet
09/27/2006 : HOUSE SEARCH IN MUQDADIYAH, IRAQ
U.S. Army soldiers from Apache Troop, 2nd Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, exit a home after searching it for weapons and conrtraband during a cordon and search mission in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, Sept. 20, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jackey Bratt
09/27/2006 : TAKING A BREAK
Marines of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment take a break from a patrol through a neighborhood east of Husayba, Iraq, Sept. 23, 2006. The unit patrolled house-to-house to meet with local Iraqis and deter insurgent activity. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ray Lewis
09/27/2006 : DEFENSE MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, right, speaks at the Southeastern Europe Defense Ministerial press conference in Tirana, Albania, Sept. 27, 2006. Rumsfeld is visiting Albania to recognize and encourage its continuing efforts to join NATO and to thank its troops for their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Defense Dept. photo by James M. Bowman
09/27/2006 : ALBANIA PRESS CONFERENCE
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld speaks at the Southeastern Europe Defense Ministerial press conference in Tirana, Albania, Sept. 27, 2006. Rumsfeld is visiting Albania to recognize and encourage its continuing efforts to join NATO and to thank its troops for their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Defense Dept. photo by James M. Bowman
09/27/2006 : RUMSFELD RECOGNIZES ALBANIA
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, right, jokes with members of the press during the Southeastern Europe Defense Ministerial press conference in Tirana, Albania, Sept. 27, 2006. Rumsfeld is visiting Albania to recognize and encourage its continuing efforts to join NATO and to thank its troops for their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Defense Dept. photo by James M. Bowman
09/27/2006 : EUROPEAN DEFENSE MINISTERIAL
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld attends the Southeastern Europe Defense Ministerial press conference in Tirana, Albania, Sept. 27, 2006. Rumsfeld is visiting Albania to recognize and encourage its continuing efforts to join NATO and to thank its troops for their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Defense Dept. photo by James M. Bowman
09/26/2006 : MONTENEGRO PRESS CONFERENCE
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld answers questions during a press availability with Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic at Villa Gorica, Montenegro, Sept. 26, 2006. Rumsfeld is visiting Montenegro, the world’s newest country, to recognize its independence. Defense Dept. photo by James M. Bowman
09/26/2006 : RUMSFELD VISITS MONTENEGRO
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld meets with the President of Montenegro Filip Vujanovic at Villa Gorica, Montenegro, Sept. 26, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by James M. Bowman
09/26/2006 : MONTENEGRO MEETING
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld meets with the Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic at Villa Gorica, Montenegro, Sept. 26, 2006. Rumsfeld is visiting Montenegro, the world’s newest country, to recognize its independence and encourage its integration with the rest of Europe. This is the secretary's first visit to the country. Defense Dept. photo by James M. Bowman
09/26/2006 : ANSWERING QUESTIONS
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld answers questions during a press availability with Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic at Villa Gorica, Montenegro, Sept. 26, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by James M. Bowman
09/26/2006 : HONOR CORDON
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is escorted by Lt. Gen. Jovan Lakcevic, chief of general staff, during an honor cordon at Podgorica Airport, Montenegro, Sept. 26, 2006. Rumsfeld is visiting Montenegro, the world’s newest country, to recognize its independence and encourage its integration with the rest of Europe. Defense Dept. photo by James M. Bowman
09/26/2006 : RUMSFELD ARRIVES IN ALBANIA
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is greeted by Albanian Minister of Defense Fatmir Mediu while at Tirana, Albania, Sept. 26, 2006. Rumsfeld is visiting Albania to attend the South Eastern European Defense Ministerial. Defense Dept. photo by James M. Bowman
09/26/2006 : MEETING WITH ALBANIAN PRESIDENT
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld meets with Albanian President Alfred Moisiu at the President's office in Tirana, Albania, Sept. 26, 2006. Rumsfeld is visiting Albania to attend the South Eastern European Defense Ministerial, to recognize and encourage Albania’s continuing efforts to join NATO. Defense Dept. photo by James M. Bowman
09/26/2006 : RUMSFELD THANKS TROOPS
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld presents the Global War on Terror Medallion to Albanian soldiers. Rumsfeld is visiting Albania to attend the South Eastern European Defense Ministerial. Defense Dept. photo by James M. Bowman
09/25/2006 : KARZAI ATTENDS CEREMONY
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai attend an armed forces full honor cordon at the Pentagon Sept. 25, 2006. Karzai is in Washington, D.C. to meet with senior defense officials. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christophe D. Paul
09/25/2006 : FULL HONOR CORDON
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, right, and President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, center, attend a full honor cordon at the Pentagon Sept. 25, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christophe D. Paul
09/25/2006 : KARZAI VISITS THE PENTAGON
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai meet with defense department officials during a full honor cordon at the Pentagon Sept. 25, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christophe D. Paul
09/25/2006 : RUMSFELD HOSTS AFGHAN PRESIDENT
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, right, escorts Afghan President Hamid Karzai to Rumsfeld's Pentagon office after an armed forces full honor arrival ceremony welcoming Karzai to the Pentagon on Sept. 25, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christophe D. Paul
09/25/2006 : DISCUSSING REGIONAL SECURITY ISSUES
President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai speaks with Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld upon his arrival at the Pentagon Sept. 25, 2006 where he was honored with an armed forces full honor cordon. Karzai is in Washington, D.C. to discuss regional security issures. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christophe D. Paul
09/25/2006 : PREPARING FOR RAMADAN
Newly appointed Afghan officials prepare for their first consultation with tribal elders and influential Islamic clergy members in Khost, Afghanistan, Sept. 19, 2006. The purpose of the meeting was to bolster the new officials' positions with the people and to prepare for the upcoming Ramadan holy period. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy
09/25/2006 : FREEDOM LAUNCH
The nation’s first Littoral Combat Ship, Freedom, makes a spectacular side launch during her christening at the Marine shipyard in Marinette, Wis., Sept. 23, 2006. The agile 377-foot Freedom will help the U.S. Navy defeat growing littoral, or close-to-shore, threats and provide access and dominance in coastal water battle space. Courtesy photo from Lockheed Martin
09/25/2006 : MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY
The Marine Corps Silent Drill Team from Washington, D.C., performs at Reliant Stadium in Houston at halftime of the Houston Texans and Washington Redskins National Football League game Sept. 24, 2006. Military members were spotlighted as part of the Texans' “Salute to the Military” day. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cecilio M. Ricardo Jr.
09/25/2006 : U.S. ARMY BASIC TRAINING
U.S. Army recruits wait their turn to go through the convoy live-fire course during Army basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., Sept. 19, 2006. Basic combat training is the first step toward a very challenging and rewarding experience in service to the nation. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Desiree N. Palacios
09/25/2006 : OVERCOMING OBSTACLES
U.S. Army recruits make their way through an obstacle during the confidence course portion of basic military training at Fort Jackson, S.C., Sept. 20, 2006. The overall purpose of basic training is to transform young American volunteers into disciplined, motivated, physically fit soldiers. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Denise Rayder
09/25/2006 : NAVIGATION TRAINING
A U.S. Army Drill Sgt. takes an azimuth reading with a compass during a situational training exercise as part of Army basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., Sept. 19, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Denise Rayder
09/25/2006 : TRAINING IN URBAN TERRAIN
U.S. Army recruits wait for fellow trainees to secure a prisoner-of-war during military operations in an urban terrain exercise as part of Army basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., Sept. 19, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Denise Rayder
09/25/2006 : CONVOY LIVE-FIRE DRILL
U.S. Army privates listen as their Drill Sgt. instructs them to keep their weapons pointed down range during a convoy live-fire exercise as part of Army basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., Sept. 19, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Denise Rayder
09/25/2006 : ARRESTING WIRE
A U.S. sailor guides the arresting wire as it retracts after an arrested landing of an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Arabian Sea, Sept. 19, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Rob Gaston
09/25/2006 : DELIVERING WHEELCHAIRS
A soldier from the Polish Civil Military Cooperation stops to shake hands with a clinic employee while delivering 40 boxes of wheelchairs to a medical clinic in Diwaniyah, Iraq, Sept. 20, 2006. The Polish Civil Military Cooperation funds, contracts, and inspects projects designed to help revitalize Iraq's economy. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dawn M. Price
09/24/2006 : POST-FLIGHT INSPECTION
Airman 1st Class Kevin Romer, an F-15E crew chief assigned to the 494th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, performs a post-flight inspection an F-15E Strike Eagle at a forward-deployed base in Southwest Asia, Sept. 21, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Scott Wagers
09/23/2006 : LEAVING WAKE ISLAND
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Daniel Baker, a loadmaster from the 535th Airlift Squadron, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, directs a forklift to the back of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft after arriving on Wake Island to assess the damage left by a super typhoon, Sept. 12, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo
09/23/2006 : COMBAT AIR SUPPORT
From left: U.S. Navy Cmdr. John Wade, Petty Officer 3rd Class Karl Graham, Petty Officer 2nd Class David Mellor and Petty Officer 1st Class David Umana, look to the sky as aircraft provide combat air support during Operation Mountain Fury in Afghanistan, Sept. 19, 2006. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy
09/23/2006 : USS DALLAS ARRIVES IN GREECE
The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Dallas arrives for a port visit in Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, Sept. 18, 2006. Dallas is homported in Groton, Conn., and currently on a routine deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mr. Paul Farley
09/23/2006 : BASIC TRAINING BOOTS
U.S. Army recruits receive their combat boots during the initial issue of clothing as part of their nine-week basic training course at Fort Jackson, S.C., Sept. 20, 2006. Basic combat training is the first step toward a challenging and rewarding experience in service to the Nation. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Desiree N. Palacios
09/22/2006 : HANDING OUT TOYS
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Holly Durkop, the First Sgt. of the 119th Medical Group, hands out toys to chidren during MEDFLAG 2006 at the Osu Orphanage in Accra, Ghana, Sept. 7, 2006. Medical personnel from U.S. Air Forces in Europe are treating residents and training local health care workers during this medical-training exercise. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp
09/22/2006 : LETTER TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani traveled to New York this week for the 61st session of the United Nations General Assembly. In a letter to the American people, Talabani describes Iraq’s security situation, challenges and progress, and his country’s special relationship with the United States. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Thurlby
09/22/2006 : DHI QAR TURN OVER
Iraqi Police march in a parade celebrating the handover of Dhi Qar province to Iraqi Security Forces at Camp Ur, Iraq, Sept. 21, 2006. The handover was the second of the country’s 18 provinces to be fully returned to Iraqi control. Department of Defense photo by Army Sgt. Frank Pellegrini
09/22/2006 : TRANSFER OF SECURITY RESPONSIBILITY
Doctor Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, and Gen. George Casey, Commanding General, Multi-National Force - Iraq, attend a transfer of security responsibility ceremony in Baghdad, Iraq, Sept. 21, 2006. Department of Defense photo by Spc. Michael Pfaff
09/22/2006 : TOWN HALL
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace draws a laugh from members of the audience and Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld during a town hall at the Pentagon, Sept. 22, 2006. Questions asked of the two leaders ranged from future base closings to war on terror. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen
09/22/2006 : RESPONDING TO QUESTIONS
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace respond to questions from military and Department of Defense civilians during a town hall at the Pentagon, Sept. 22, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen
09/22/2006 : RUMSFELD ADDRESSES THE AUDIENCE
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, accompanied by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace, addresses an audience of military and DOD civilians during a town hall at the Pentagon, Sept. 22, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen
09/22/2006 : PACE ADDRESSES AUDEINCE CONCERNS
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace addresses an audience of military and DOD civilians during a town hall at the Pentagon, Sept. 22, 2006. Pace was joined by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen
09/22/2006 : ASKING A QUESTION
A member of the audience asks Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace a question during a town hall at the Pentagon, Sept. 22, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen
09/22/2006 : PENTAGON TOWN HALL
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace address questions from military and Department of Defense civilians during a town hall at the Pentagon, Sept. 22, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen
09/22/2006 : PRESCRIPTION EYEWEAR
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Melissa Woodard fits a patient with self-adjusting prescription eyewear during MEDFLAG 2006 at the Nima Governmental Clinic in Accra, Ghana, Sept. 11, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp
09/22/2006 : BLOOD PRESSURE TEST
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephen Young takes the blood pressure of a patient during MEDFLAG 2006 at the Nima Governmental Clinic in Accra, Ghana Sept. 11, 2006. Medical personnel from U.S. Air Forces in Europe are treating residents and training local health care workers during this medical-training exercise. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp
09/22/2006 : X-RAY REVIEW
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Bryan DeLage reviews X-rays with a patient during MEDFLAG 2006 at the Mallam-Atta Market Government Clinic in Accra, Ghana, Sept. 13, 2006. Medical personnel from U.S. Air Forces in Europe are treating residents and training local health care workers during this medical-training exercise. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp
09/22/2006 : MEDFLAG 2006
U.S. Air Force Maj. Tamie Gerntholz and a translator with the Red Cross ask a patient about her medical history during MEDFLAG 2006 at the Mallam-Atta Market Government Clinic in Accra, Ghana, Sept. 13, 2006. Medical personnel from U.S. Air Forces in Europe are treating residents and training local health care workers during this medical-training exercise. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp
09/21/2006 : MEDICAL EVACUATION
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. John Rinaldo annotates a patient record after completing an aeromedical evacuation mission on a C-17 Globemaster III, Sept. 18, 2006. Rinaldo is a flight nurse with the 791st Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. John E. Lasky
09/21/2006 : RIVERINE SQUADRON ONE
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Jackson, assigned to Riverine Squadron 1, mans the aft .50-caliber machine gun aboard a Riverine Assault Craft during training on the Cape Fear River, N.C., Sept. 8, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Kenneth R. Hendrix
09/21/2006 : OPERATION MATADOR
An Iraqi man opens his front door to speak with U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Christopher L. Doggett and Sgt. Flavio D. Mendes, both with 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, during Operation Matador, Sept. 13, 2006. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brian Reimers
09/21/2006 : AIR FORCE FREEFALL
U.S. Air Force pararescuemen freefall from a MC-130P Hercules airplane at 13,000 feet carrying American flags in memory of those who were lost Sept. 11, 2001, over Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Sept. 11, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sean M. Worrell
09/21/2006 : LOADING WEAPONS
Iraqi army soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division load their weapons during training conducted by U.S. Army soldiers on a range near Baqubah, Iraq, Sept. 15, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jackey Bratt
09/21/2006 : CONTINGENCY SKILLS TRAINING
A student in the Advanced Contingency Skills Training Course at the Air Mobility Warfare Center at Fort Dix, N.J., deploys smoke during a training session at a tactical range, Sept. 18, 2006. More than 60 airmen participated. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol
09/21/2006 : CONVOY MISSION
A Polish army soldier from the Polish Civil Military Cooperation based at Camp Echo, Iraq, prepares his equipment prior to a convoy mission to deliver medical supplies to the 8th Iraqi Army Division in Diwaniyah, Iraq, Sept. 14, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dawn M. Price
09/21/2006 : TAKING A CENSUS
U.S. Marine Cpl. Daniel J. Kelley, a squad leader from Centerville, Tenn., with F Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, takes notes during a census in Iraq, Sept. 17, 2006. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Erik Villagran
09/21/2006 : FIREFIGHTING EXERCISE
A fire party member awaits orders from the hose team leader to "test agent," before fighting a simulated aircraft fire during a general quarters drill in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis while under way in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 17, 2006. U.S Navy photo by Airman Alan Willis
09/21/2006 : FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Children wave American and Peruvian flags during an opening ceremony for a new school built by Navy Seabees during New Horizons 06 in Hornitos, Peru, Sept. 15, 2006. New Horizons is a humanitarian assistance exercise. U.S. Army photo by Kaye Richey
09/21/2006 : TARZAN COURSE
Richard Zednick, Washington Capitals right wing, makes his way across two suspended ropes at the U.S. Naval Academy Tarzan Assault Course in Annapolis, Md., Sept. 16, 2006. The Naval Academy hockey team hosted a series of team-building exercises with the Washington Capitals and their amateur hockey league affiliate, the Hershey Bears. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Christopher A. Lussier
09/21/2006 : TEAM BUILDING
Members of the U.S. Naval Academy Hockey team watch as the Washington Capitals make their way across the U.S. Naval Academy Tarzan Assault Course in Annapolis, Md., Sept. 16, 2006. The Naval Academy hockey team hosted a series of team-building exercises with the Washington Capitals and their amateur hockey league affiliate, the Hershey Bears. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Christopher A. Lussier
09/21/2006 : STANDING GUARD
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew J. Dutcher, a hospital corpsman from Silver Creek, N.Y., attached to F Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, stands security in Iraq, Sept. 16, 2006. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Erik Villagran
09/20/2006 : RIVERINE SQUADRON
U.S. Navy sailors with Riverine Squadron 1 walk down a trail to board riverine assault crafts to conduct an exercise mission at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sept. 8, 2006. RIVRON-1 is assigned to Navy Expeditionary Combat Command. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Kenneth R. Hendrix
09/20/2006 : MEDFLAG
U.S. Air Force Maj. Elizabeth Shaw, education and training nurse from the 52nd Medical Group, Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany, performs a blood pressure test on a Ghanaian woman during exercise Medflag 2006 in Tamale, Ghana, Sept. 12, 2006. The group spent four days treating patients from the West African city. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carolyn Erfe
09/20/2006 : USS BOXER DEPLOYS
U.S. Navy sailors and Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit man the rails aboard the USS Boxer at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., Sept. 13, 2006. The Boxer is leaving on a six-month deployment in support of the war on terror. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Dustin Kelling
09/20/2006 : FOOD RATIONS
An Iraqi merchant from Tarmiya, Iraq, checks his paperwork at a food rations warehouse in Baghdad, Iraq, Sept. 16, 2006. The group of Tarmiyan merchants loaded their trucks with tea, sugar, baby formula, and cooking oil. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eli J. Medellin
09/20/2006 : MANEUVERING EXERCISE
Landing Craft Utility 1656 assigned to Assault Craft Unit 2 approaches Landing Craft Utility 1658 during a maneuvering exercise in the Persian Gulf, Sept. 16, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Patrick W. Mullen III
09/20/2006 : MEDFLAG
U.S. Air Force Maj. Lynn Shinabery talks with people around Tampiong, Ghana, Sept. 13, 2006, during MEDFLAG 2006. Med Flag is a medical-training exercise in which medical personnel from U.S. Air Forces in Europe treat residents and train local health care workers. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bill Kimble
09/20/2006 : CATARACT TEST
U.S. Air Force Capt. Christy Barton performs a cataract test on a Ghanaian woman in Tamale, Ghana, during Exercise Med Flag 2006, Sept. 12, 2006. Med Flag is a medical-training exercise in which medical personnel from U.S. Air Forces in Europe are treating residents and training local health care workers. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carolyn Erfe
09/20/2006 : POLICE STATION
U.S. Army Spc. Anthony D. Johnston, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, waits outside the Al Jezaaer Police Station as his team coordinates with Iraqi police to conduct a reconnaissance mission in Sadr City, Iraq, Sept. 8, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eli J. Medellin
09/20/2006 : COORDINATES
U.S. Army Maj. Nord, left, and U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Hayes, Asadabad Provincial Reconstruction Team, 10th Mountain Division, plot coordinates for a section of road to be inspected in the Nuristan province of Afghanistan, Sept. 3, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joey L. Suggs
09/20/2006 : UNDERWAY REPLENISHMENT
U.S. Navy crew members stand by in the hangar bay aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz during an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge, Sept. 13, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Emily Stroia
09/19/2006 : SUPERFROG TRIATHLON
Jeffrey Skladzien is first out of the water during the 28th Annual Naval Special Warfare Superfrog Triathlon at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Calif., Sept. 13, 2006. The event, designed by the Navy SEALs in 1978, is the first and longest running, half Ironman distance triathlon. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Moriatis
09/19/2006 : CORDON AND SEARCH
U.S. Army soldiers from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, scan an open field before crossing it during a cordon and search mission in Ur, Iraq, Sept. 14, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eli J. Medellin
09/19/2006 : MARKSMANSHIP TECHNIQUES
Iraqi army soldiers practice marksmanship techniques during a live-fire exercise near Baqubah, Iraq, Sept. 15, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jackey Bratt
09/19/2006 : OPERATION MATADOR
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Youngjun Choi, 25th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, provides security as fellow Marines search a house during Operation Matador in Fallujah, Iraq, Sept. 13, 2006. The Marines and Iraqi security forces swept the Andaloos District of Fallujah to disrupt insurgent activity. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brian Reimers
09/19/2006 : TURNOVER
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Rocky Kmiecik (right), commanding officer of 1st Battalion, 10th Cavalry Regiment, and Capt. Gary Powell go over last minute details with Sheik Saeed Jassem in Tarmiya, Iraq, Sept. 16, 2006, prior to the Army turning over control of the district of Tarmiya to Iraqi officials and police officers. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Eli J. Medellin
09/18/2006 : SCANNING THE AREA
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Cody Stowe, from Bravo company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, stops to visually scan the area during a cordon and search mission in Ur, Iraq, Sept. 14, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eli J. Medellin
09/18/2006 : FREEFALL OPERATIONS
A U.S. Marine assigned to G Company, 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, glides through the sky towards his target during recent military freefall operations at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sept. 11, 2001. The Marines are trained in High Altitude parachuting as a means of insertion into enemy territory. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. E.V. Walsh
09/18/2006 : SALUTING THE COLORS
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Marlin C. Anthony, left, commanding officer of the dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry, and Command Master Chief Derryll L. Brandt salute as the colors are paraded during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony held in the ship's well deck in Sasebo, Japan, Sept. 15, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Apprentice Charles Green
09/17/2006 : KEY TO THE PENTAGON
Lady Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of Great Britain, shares a laugh with Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace during her visit to the Pentagon, Sept 12, 2006. Michael B. Donley, director of Administration and Management at the Pentagon presented Thatcher with an honorary key to the Pentagon as a small tribute to her service to the United States. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen
09/15/2006 : POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY
American ex prisoner of war John Meyers laughs as he shares a war story with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace following a ceremony in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day at the Pentagon, Sept. 15, 2006. Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England co-hosted the event and Connecticutt Congressman Robert Simmons was the guest speaker at the event. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen
09/14/2006 : PENTAGON BRIEFING
Dr. Barham Salih, deputy prime minister of Iraq, holds a press conference in the Pentagon on Sept. 14, 2006. Salilh discussed some of the problems his nation is facing, but stressed that progress is being made. He thanked America for all it has done and was hopeful that the U.S. would stay the course with his nation's fledgling democracy. Defense Dept. photo by R. D. Ward
09/14/2006 : PORTRAITS OF A PEOPLE
In the midst of war and reconstruction, U.S. military photographers have captured a glimpse of the spirit of Iraq in the faces of its people. Defense Dept. photos
09/14/2006 : NAVY CROSS PRESENTATION
Secretary of the Navy Dr. Donald C. Winter presents the Navy Cross to the wife of Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Matthew G. Axelson during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 13, 2006. The wife of Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Danny P. Dietz was also presented the Navy Cross. Both sailors were killed during a mission to locate a high value anti-coalition militia leader in Asadabad, Afghanistan in June 2005. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
09/14/2006 : TYPHOON IOKE
A truck drives past the devastation left by Super Typhoon Ioke on Wake Island, Sept. 12, 2006. A C-17, from the 535th Airlift Squadron, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, flew a 53-person team comprised of personnel from 15th Civil Engineering Squadron and Department of Defense employees and contractors to assess damage left by the typhoon that struck the island, Aug. 31, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo
09/13/2006 : GULF OF THAILAND
A U.S. Navy sailor from Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 14 directs an SH-60H Seahawk helicopter prior to taking off from the flight deck of the USS Kitty Hawk in the Gulf of Thailand, Sept. 6, 2006. Currently under way in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility, Kitty Hawk demonstrates power projection and sea control as the U.S. Navy's only permanently forward deployed aircraft carrier, operating from Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Thomas J. Holt
09/13/2006 : NAVY CROSS MEDALS
Navy SEALs Petty Officers 2nd Class Matthew G. Axelson and Danny P. Dietz are being posthumously awarded the Navy Cross medal, Sept. 13, 2006. They are receiving the Navy's second highest medal for their valorous actions against the Taliban near Asadabad, Afghanistan on June 28, 2005. Defense Dept. photo
09/12/2006 : D.C. FREEDOM WALK 3 OF 24
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the crowd prior to the start of the Washington, D.C., Freedom Walk, Sept. 10, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen
09/12/2006 : D.C. FREEDOM WALK 2 OF 24
One hundred eighty-four beams of light are illuminated at the Pentagon during the Washington, D.C. Freedom Walk, Sept. 10, 2006. The lights commemorate each life lost at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Thurlby
09/12/2006 : AT THE PENTAGON
A memorial flag and lights illuminate the spot where American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Department of Defense leaders took part in the 2nd Annual Freedom Walk from the National Mall in Washington D.C. to the Pentagon to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the attacks on the U.S. and the 2,973 people who lost their lives. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
09/12/2006 : SYNCHRONIZING MOVEMENTS
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Criddle (top) instructs 1st Lt. Steven Maddox (left) and Staff Sgt. Travis Haywood on the importance of synchronizing movements when clearing a stairwell during a course on urban warfare at Camp Shelby, Miss., Sept. 2, 2006. Camp Shelby is one of several Army installations providing training to military personnel preparing to deploy to Southwest Asia. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Scott Wagers
09/12/2006 : 9/11 ADDRESS
President George W. Bush addresses the nation from the Oval Office, Sept. 11, 2006, marking the fifth anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. "The war against this enemy is more than a military conflict. It is the decisive ideological struggle of the 21st century and the calling of our generation," he said. White House photo by Eric Draper
09/12/2006 : BUSH MEETS 9/11 FAMILIES AT PENTAGON
President George W. Bush meets with family members of those who lost their lives at the Pentagon on 9/11, during a wreath laying ceremony at the crash site of Flight 77 at the Pentagon, Sept. 11, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen
09/12/2006 : D.C. FREEDOM WALK 1 OF 24
Thousands of people make their way toward the Pentagon Sept. 10, 2006, during the second annual America Supports You Freedom Walk. Across 50 states and the District of Columbia, 126 cities hosted walks to commemorate the five-year anniversary of the Sept.11 terrorist attacks. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Johnny Bivera
09/11/2006 : 184 BEAMS OF LIGHT
One hundred eighty-four beams of light are illuminated at the Pentagon during the Washington, D.C. Freedom Walk, Sept. 10, 2006. The lights commemorate each life lost at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Wayne Clark
09/11/2006 : MEMORIAL BRIDGE
Members of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program (right) prepare to change places with the Joint Service Color Guard on Memorial Bridge during the America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Sept. 10, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by Army Spc. Thaddeus Harrington
09/11/2006 : PENTAGON OBSERVANCE
Lynne Cheney, Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Joyce Rumsfeld arrive at the Pentagon Mall Entrance on Sept. 11, 2006, for ceremonies marking the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Defense Dept. photo by R. D. Ward
09/11/2006 : WREATH LAYING
President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush stand before a wreath placed at the crash site of Flight 77 on the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Defense Dept. photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Wayne Clark
09/10/2006 : WALKING TO REMEMBER
Thousands of people are taking part in the 2nd annual Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Sept. 10, 2006. The walk commemorates the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and honors veterans, past and present. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Allison Barber said the walk is "an opportunity for people to come together and say we won't forget." Photo courtesy of The Pentagon Channel
09/10/2006 : MEMORIAL BRIDGE
With a military color guard in the lead, thousands of walkers cross the Memorial Bridge into Virginia during the 2nd annual Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Sept. 10, 2006. The walk is one of more than 120 being held across the country this weekend to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and to honor veterans, past and present. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Thurlby
09/09/2006 : RETURNING HOME
A U.S. Navy sailor holds his child for the first time after returning to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, from a six-month deployment on board the guided missile destroyer USS Russell, Sept. 5, 2006. The Russell was part of the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class James E. Foehl
09/09/2006 : OLD GLORY RETIRED
Old Glory is retired from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History by the Army Old Guard, Aug. 7, 2006. It will never be flown again. On Sept. 12, 2001, a day after the terrorist attacks, this flag was draped over the side of the Pentagon, where it remained for a month before it went to the museum. U.S. Army photo by J.D. Leipold
09/09/2006 : PAYING TRIBUTE
William M. Loft (left) greets Gregg Schmitt (center), Rockie Lynne (right) and other members of The Tribute to the Troops, Sept. 8, 2006, as they arrive at Loft's home in Somerset, Wis. For the third year in a row, members of the Minneapolis-based motorcycle group are visiting fallen heroes' families. Loft's nephew, Army National Guard Sgt. Brent Koch, 22, of Morton, Minn., was killed June 16 in Iraq when an explosive device detonated near his Humvee. Defense Dept. photo by William Moss
09/08/2006 : LIVE-FIRE EXERCISE
Cpl. Alex Lopez, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Battalion Landing Team, provides suppressive fire from an M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun during a live-fire exercise at the Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Aug. 31, 2006. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kevin M. Knallay
09/08/2006 : HANDLING THE SAILS
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Oran Feiner moves among the main shrouds during the Chief Petty Officer turnaround cruise aboard the USS Constitution in Boston Harbor, Sept. 1, 2006. Each year, Constitution hosts approximately 300 selectees for training, which includes sail handling, gun drill training and community outreach designed to enhance leadership and teamwork skills. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman
09/08/2006 : SEA DRAGON
Navy sailors with Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 perform preflight checks on an MH-53E Sea Dragon onboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp, Sept. 2, 2006, during an under way period in the Mediterranean Sea in support of Joint Task Force Lebanon. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sarah West
09/07/2006 : EXERCISE MOJAVE VIPER
A U.S. Marine with the 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, looks for suspicious activity during his night watch as part of exercise Mojave Viper at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 28, 2006. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert L. Fisher III
09/07/2006 : MILITARY COMMISSIONS
President George W. Bush discusses the administration's draft legislation to create a strong and effective military commission to try suspected terrorists during a speech Sept. 6, 2006, in the White House. The bill being sent to Congress, Bush said, "reflects the reality that we are a nation at war, and that it is essential for us to use all reliable evidence to bring these people to justice." White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt
09/07/2006 : DETAINEE GUIDELINES
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. John Kimmons holds up a copy of Army Field Manual, FM 2-22.3, Human Intelligence Collector Operations as he briefs reporters on the details of the manual in the Pentagon on Sept. 6, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by R. D. Ward
09/07/2006 : PROGRESS REPORT
President Bush delivers a progress report on counterterrorism efforts during a speech today in Marietta, Ga. He addressed the steps taken to fix security gaps and the importance of the war against terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq. Defense Department image
09/07/2006 : WEAPONS TRAINING
Iraqi army soldiers engage targets at a firing range in Mosul, Iraq, Sept. 1, 2006. The Iraqi soldiers are training under the guidance of U.S. Army soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment during a week-long advanced training course. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Christa Martin
09/06/2006 : DETAINEE LEGISLATION
President Bush discusses the creation of military commissions to try suspected terrorists during a speech at the White House today. He announced the transfer of 14 high-value terrorist detainees from CIA custody to confinement at the Defense Department’s detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Pentagon Channel image.
09/06/2006 : LIVE-FIRE EXERCISE
U.S. Marines with India Battery, attached to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Battalion Landing Team, fire a round out of an M-198 155mm Medium Howitzer cannon at Yausubetsu Maneuvering Area, Japan, Aug. 30, 2006, during an artillery live-fire exercise. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kevin M. Knallay
09/06/2006 : SCANNING THE RIDGELINE
U.S. Army Spc. David Mendez, from Alpha Company, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, scans the ridgelines for possible enemy movement and rocket-propelled grenade positions at the Kamdesh Provincial Reconstruction Team Base in the Kunar province of Afghanistan, Aug. 29, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Bem Minor
09/06/2006 : IRAQ-SYRIA BORDER
U.S. Army Spc. Emilio Rodriguez, from 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, stands guard atop Mt. Sin Jar overlooking the Syrian border in Iraq, Aug. 29, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Russell Lee Klika
09/05/2006 : USS BOXER TRAINING
U.S. Navy combat cargo crewmembers prepare to offload simulated wounded Marines during a mass casualty drill on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer, Aug. 17, 2006. U.S. Navy photo Petty Officer 1st Class Steve Vanderwerff
09/05/2006 : RED FLAG
Pararescuemen from the 414th Combat Training Squadron and parachutists from the 820th Red Horse Squadron from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., jump out of a C-130 Hercules Sept. 1, 2006, over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges in support of Red Flag Exercise 06-2. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin Gruenwald
09/05/2006 : SEARCH FOR CONTRABAND
U.S. Army Spc. Samuel Dumas secures the entrance of an Adhamiyah neighborhood apartment complex in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 31, 2006. Dumas' fellow soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, are searching the apartments for weapons and other contraband items during a joint cordon and search mission by U.S. and Iraqi Army soldiers. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
09/04/2006 : LIVE-FIRE RANGE
Marines serving with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit's (Special Operations Capable) MEU Service Support Group 24 participate in an enhanced marksmanship program and crew-served weapon live-fire range while training in Dijibouti, Africa, Aug. 26, 2006. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jeffrey A. Cosola
09/03/2006 : ESCORT TRAINING
U.S. Navy sailors from the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command perform high-value asset escort training aboard Inshore Boat Units 41 and 42 from Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron 4 at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Aug. 25, 2006. The training is the final test for level-two combat coxswains and gunners to qualify for handling small, weapons-capable boats in defense of naval vessels transiting narrow waterways. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin K. Thomas
09/02/2006 : D.C. FREEDOM WALK 2 OF 24
One hundred eighty-four beams of light are illuminated at the Pentagon during the Washington, D.C. Freedom Walk, Sept. 10, 2006. The lights commemorate each life lost at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Thurlby
09/01/2006 : KEEPING WATCH
U.S. Army Capt. Ed Matthaidess, commander of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, provides security outside a mosque as Iraqi army soldiers search the inside in the Adhamiyah neighborhood in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 31, 2006. The Iraqi army soldiers were the only soldiers allowed to search the mosque. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
09/01/2006 : MEDITERRANEAN HOIST
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randy Eaton and Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Johnson are hoisted out of the water by an MH-60S Seahawk during combined search and rescue training in the Mediterranean Sea, Aug. 24, 2006. Helicopter Sea Combat Support Squadron 26 is embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Saipan and is under way in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Patrick W. Mullen III
09/01/2006 : PROVIDING SECURITY
U.S. Army Spc. Enriquillo Hernandez provides security as his platoon leader gathers intelligence along the Syria/Iraq border near Forward Operating Base Nimur, Iraq, Aug. 13, 2006. Hernandez is with 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Russell Lee Klika
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