U.S. Army Sgt. Aaron Hestand, center, Pfc. Brian Leard, left, and "Don," an Afghan national army interpreter, talk with an Afghan man and his sons while on patrol in Zabul province, Afghanistan, June 25, 2010. Hestand and Leard are assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion 4th Infantry Regiment.
U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. William Tremblay
An aerial view shows a small town is engulfed by flood waters as they spread through Northern Missouri, June of 2010, after weeks of heavy rains and massive storms. Mo.ssouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency, June 21, 2010, and has been traveling north to survey the effected towns and provide assistance where needed.
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Shannon Bond
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, and former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld walk in front of the Pentagon to attend Rumsfeld's portrait unveiling ceremony at the Pentagon, June 25, 2010.
DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
The "Commandant's Own" U.S. Marine Corps Band plays during the National Intrepid Center of Excellence dedication ceremony at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, Md., June 24, 2010. The Intrepid Center is a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide leading edge services for advanced diagnostics and treatment for service members with psychological health issues and traumatic brain injuries.
DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
U.S. Army paratroopers prepare to practice jumping techniques during a joint forcible entry exercise on Pope Air Force Base, N.C., June 21, 2010. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. The weeklong exercise is conducted six times a year by soldiers from Fort Bragg and airmen on Pope AFB. It is designed to enhance cohesion between the Army and Air Force through large-scale heavy equipment and troop movements.
U.S. Air Force photo By Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force 1st Lt. (Dr.) Motonori Shimizu, center, listens to the heartbeat of a Cambodian child during a medical civic action event at Sihanoukville Hospital, Cambodia, June 16, 2010. Sihanoukville Hospital is one of several locations that the USNS Mercy and JDS Kunisaki will visit in support of Pacific Partnership 2010.
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eddie Harrison
Soldiers of the 438th Chemical Company, 81st Troop Command, Indiana Army National Guard, conduct a road march at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind., June 14, 2010. The camp serves as the home base for members of the Army National Guard and Army Reserves, Marine Corps, and other units that train and mobilize there. The camp offers unit commanders the support required to function as a complete unit for mission training. Camp personnel, along with their partner units, the 205th and 189th Infantry Brigades, have mobilized over 50,000 and demobilized over 30,000 soldiers, sailors, and airmen for duty in the United States and overseas.
U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Tien Do, 120th Public Affairs Detachment
Left to right, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., walk into the Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., June 22, 2010, to meet with military members and spouses to discuss the challenges affecting military children and military families.
DoD photo by Cherie Cullen