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May 2008

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05/31/2008

Gates Visits Guam

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has breakfast with joint service junior enlisted personnel on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 30, 2008. Gates stopped in Guam as part of a seven-day tour in the Pacific where he is to be the keynote speaker at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison

05/30/2008

Mullen Visits Indonesia and Singapore

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, walks with Gen. Djoko Santoso, commander of the Indonesian Defense Forces, during an arrival ceremony welcoming him to Jakarta, Indonesia, May 29, 2008. Indonesia is the first stop on an eight-day trip to visit Asia-Pacific nations and attend the 2008 Shangri-La Dialogues in Singapore, May 29, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

05/30/2008

Humanitarian Aid Effort in El Salvador

U.S. Navy Capt. Peter Dallman, mission commander for Operation Continuing Promise 2008, briefs the press on the multinational humanitarian partnership mission that includes the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala and Peru. Dallman, who spoke at a school during the El Salvador portion of the mission, is assigned to the USS Boxer. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Porter Anderson

05/30/2008

Detainees Released in Baghdad

U.S. Army soldiers receive instruction while waiting for Iraqi detainees to unload from a bus after being released in Baghdad, Iraq, May 28, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Richard Del Vecchio

05/29/2008

Refueling Mission Over Afghanistan

An air crew of a U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft receives a brief on Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan before conducting a refueling mission over Afghanistan, May 28, 2008. The airmen are assigned to the 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, 376th Air Expeditionary Wing, deployed from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway

05/29/2008

Wounded Warriors Compete in Triathlon, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

U.S. Army Master Sgt. Dan Robles completes a 500-meter swim during a triathlon for wounded warriors on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, May 23, 2008. Robles was one of several participants in the triathlon sponsored by the Center for the Intrepid, San Antonio, Texas. The triathlon events were: a 2-mile run, 500-meter swim and 10-mile bike ride. The center is a state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation center located next to Brooke Army Medical Center. U.S. Army photo by Elaine Wilson

05/27/2008

WIMSA Memorial Day Observance, May 28, 2008

U.S. Navy Capt. Elizabeth S. Niemyer addresses the public at the annual Memorial Day observance at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., May 26, 2008. Niemyer noted that May 13, 2008, marked the 100th anniversary of the Navy Nurse Corps. Defense Dept. photo by Gerry J. Gilmore

05/27/2008

Memorial Day Ceremony at Arlington Cemetery

Members of the U.S. Marine Corps honor guard participate in the Memorial Day commemoration at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 26, 2008. The event included a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns and honored America's military men and women who gave their lives serving their country. It included speeches by President Bush, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

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