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February 2013

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02/28/2013

USO Spring tour Continues on USS Stennis

U.S. sailors render honors to U.S. Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a USO spring tour visit to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Feb. 28, 2013. The Stennis is conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate

02/28/2013

U.S. Troops Provide Security, Meet With Farah City Leaders

U.S. Army Spc. Robert Iverson, left, answers questions from his squad leader regarding tactics, techniques and procedures before departing Forward Operating Base Farah for a mission in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 27, 2013. Iverson is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. and Farah leaders met to discuss ongoing governance and development issues within the province. They also participated in an Afghan-led economic working group to begin planning a multiyear strategy for socioeconomic development in Farah with input from commerce, industry, agriculture and education sectors. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup

02/28/2013

U.S. Soldiers Patrol, Survey Bridge Damage in Laghman Province

U.S. Army Pfc. Damen McDermott listens to his team leader conduct a pre-briefing before departing for a mission on Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Laghman province, Afghanistan, Feb. 19, 2013. McDermott is assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team. During the mission, soldiers viewed the damages an insurgent caused to a nearby bridge. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Andrew Claire Baker

02/28/2013

U.S. Troops Meet Farah Provincial Official in Farah City

U.S. Army Spc. Mario Chavez, right with hat, assists fellow team member, U.S. Army Spc. Justin Ledesma, center, with his gunner's restraint harness before departing Forward Operating Base Farah for a mission in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 18, 2013. Chavez and Ledesma are assigned to assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. Team leaders met with the Farah provincial govenor's staff at the goverment compound in Farah City to discuss ongoing coordination efforts in the province. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup

02/27/2013

U.S. Troops, Civilians Meet With Education Director in Farah City

U.S. Army Spc. Domingo Recinos, covered, reviews techniques, tactics and procedures with team members before departing Forward Operating Base Farah for a mission in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 26, 2013. Recinos is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. The team met with the provincial education director and visited Aboonaser-Farahi High School, Farah City's oldest high school. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup

02/27/2013

Hagel Takes Oath as Defense Secretary

New Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his wife, Lilibet, arrive for Hagel's first day at the Pentagon, Feb. 27, 2013. Hagel later took the oath of office to serve as the 24th secretary. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

02/27/2013

Vice Chairman Launches USO Spring Tour

Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos quarterback, signs a football for a fan at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Feb. 25, 2013, as Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with service members. Winnefeld and his wife, Mary, made the center the first stop for the USO spring tour they are hosting. The USO team includes professional athletes, performers, cheerleaders and a coach. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh

02/26/2013

Soldiers Tackle Obstacle Course During Ranger Training on Fort Benning, Ga.

Army Capt. Gary Dettloff reprimands soldiers for a lack of respect to the Ranger cadre after a student was dropped from a Ranger assessment course at the Army National Guard Warrior Training Center on Fort Benning, Ga., Feb. 16, 2013. Dettloff, a Ranger instructor, commands Company A at the center. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross

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