An aerial view of the area around the Red River shows heavy flooding along the border between Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn., March 30, 2009. Many residents evacuated the area due to the record-high flood waters.
U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dennis J. Henry Jr.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Eaken teaches Iraqi soldiers about the 120mm Mortar System, including hand and arm signals used to adjust the system in Mahmudiyah, Iraq, March 26, 2009. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's Company D, 1st Combined Armor Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kani Ronningen
Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn III renders honors during the playing of the National Anthem at the beginning of a welcoming and oath-of-office ceremony in his honor at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., March 30, 2009.
DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
U.S. Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hands a coin to U.S. Marine Sgt. Sadat Hasib at the U.S. embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, March 30, 2009. Cartwright visited the country to meet with senior Georgian civilian and military officials.
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Adam M. Stump
U.S. Marine Coprs Lance Cpl. Jose Sanchez makes his way to a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter for a simulated Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel mission on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., March 26, 2009. Tactical recovery teams are used when people require assistance in isolated areas. Sanchez is a mortar man assigned to Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Shawn M. Spitler
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Marcos De Jesus demonstrates to soldiers how to employ a single wing rear naked choke during an Army combatives training course on Camp Atterbury, Ind., March 23, 2009. De Jesus is assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 338th Training Support Battalion, 205th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East; the soldiers are assigned to the 1161st Transportation Company from the Washington Army National Guard.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joseph Rivera Rebolledo
From left to right, U.S. Army Pfc. Joesph Murphy, Spc. Jeremy Sparks, Spc. Grant Flores, Sgt. Jorge Roman and an Iraqi soldier clear a home in Shuzayf, Iraq, March 26, 2009. The soldiers are assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team.
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter J. Pels
Comedian-politician Al Franken, far right, talks about his commitment to the United Service Organization and military members after being honored by the wounded warriors on stage with him during the USO-Metro 27th Annual Awards dinner, Arlington, Va., March 25, 2009.
DoD photo by Army Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden