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October 2010

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10/29/2010

Lynn In Visits Lashkar Gah and Nawa, Afghanistan

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III walks toward an MH-53 helicopter that will take him to Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, the capital of Helmand province, Oct. 28, 2010. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen

10/29/2010

Lynn Attends Purple Heart Ceremony in Afghanistan

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III pins a purple heart on U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jackson Hester who was wounded in battle in Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2010. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen

10/27/2010

Lynn Tours Security Academy in Afghanistan

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III shakes hands with U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Joseph DeSalvo, U.S. Forces Iraq chief of staff, in Baghdad, Oct. 27, 2010, as Lynn prepares to board a C-17 aircraft to Afghanistan. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen

10/27/2010

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III Visits Iraq

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III walks with U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Joseph DeSalvo upon the deputy's arrival in Baghdad, Oct. 26, 2010. Lynn is in Iraq to meet with military and civilian leaders and to visit with deployed troops. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen

10/27/2010

Fallen Heroes Art Quilt Goes on Display in Indiana

Melanie Thompson Smith stands at the Lost Heroes Art Quilt and points to the square commemorating her late son, U.S. Marine Corps. Cpl. Lance Thompson, at the Indiana Capitol building in Indianapolis, Oct. 25, 2010. The quilt honors the memory of the American men and women who have lost their lives since 9/11 in Iraq and Afghanistan. There are 50 squares on the quilt, each with a fallen hero, one from each state. Smith’s son, killed in action in Al Anbar province, Iraq, Nov. 15, 2004, represents Indiana. U.S. Army photo by Spc. John Crosby

10/25/2010

Gates Attends Marine Corps Passage of Command Ceremony

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates shares a laugh with Annette Conway and Bonnie Amos, wives of the outgoing and incoming commandants of the U.S. Marine Corps, prior to the start of the a Passage of Command of the United States Marine Corps at the Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C., Oct. 22, 2010. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen

10/21/2010

U.S. Troops Set Up Mobile Broadcast System in Latvia

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jordan Sanchez, left, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Ernst set up the broadcast antenna for the American Forces Network Europe Tactical Mobile Radio and Television System during Exercise Saber Strike, a U.S. Army Europe event, in Adazi Training Area, Latvia, Oct. 18, 2010. The mobile system is a rapidly deployable broadcast center that provides entertainment and broadcast command information in a field environment. U.S. Army photo by 1st Sgt. Chris Seaton

10/21/2010

National Guardsmen Return Home From Afghanistan

U.S. soldiers disembark their aircraft to welcoming hands on the tarmac of the Indianapolis International Airport, Oct. 20, 2010, after returning home from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. The unit, made up of soldiers from Indiana, Oklahoma and Texas National Guards, specializes in training Afghan farmers in modern farming techniques. The soldiers are assigned to the 2-19th Agribusiness Development Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc.John Crosby

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