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May 2011

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05/31/2011

Coalition Forces Recover Downed French Aircraft in the Bakwa District

U.S. Marines hook chains to recover a downed French F-2000 Mirage aircraft and an M88 Recovery Vehicle to drag the jet away from the area saturated with fuel prior to recovering it in the Bakwa District, Afghanistan, May 27, 2011. The Marines are assigned to the Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group which took the lead on the mission. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Theresa Seng

05/30/2011

Defense Leaders Attend Annual Observance of Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

The three principal speakers at the annual observance of Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery, May 30, 2011 -- Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, and President Barack Obama join the audience of over 5000 in singing the National Anthem. DOD photo by R. D. Ward

05/30/2011

President, Gates, Mullen Participate in Memorial Day Ceremonies

President Barack Obama greets Army Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, before the start of the Memorial Day commemoration ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 30, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

05/30/2011

DOD Leaders Attend Memorial Day Concert at U.S. Capitol

Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey prior to the 2011 National Memorial Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., May 29, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

05/30/2011

Gates, Mullen Attend Rolling Thunder Event on National Mall

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks at the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle ride on the National Mall May 29, 2011. An estimated 250,000 motorcycles participate in the weekend observance, which has evolved into a demonstration of patriotism for soldiers and veterans from all wars. DOD photo by Fred W. Baker III

05/30/2011

Veterans Ride in Rolling Thunder Event

Thousands of veterans gather with their motorcycles for Rolling Thunder at the Pentagon, May 29, 2011. During the event, veterans ride from the Pentagon to the National Mall to call attendion to prisoners of war and those missing in action. DOD photo by Linda Hosek

05/27/2011

Defense Leaders Attend U.S. Naval Academy Commencement

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses the audience during the U.S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 27, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen

05/27/2011

Guardsmen Respond to Tornado Damage in Oklahoma

Army Sgt 1st Class Jared Hallmark, left, and Master Sgt. Ken Perry, search a ravine for a 3-year-old missing boy after a deadly tornado near Piedmont, Okla., May 24, 2011. Hallmark and Perry are members of the 63rd Civil Support Team, Oklahoma National Guard. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Geoff Legler

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