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U.S. Marines Continue Training Mongolian Soldiers in Nonlethal Techniques

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Mark Massalski briefs Mongolian armed forces and general police personnel before rehearsing platoon tactics that can be employed during nonlethal situations at the Five Hills Training Area, Aug. 25, 2013. The training is part of a nonlethal weapons executive seminar field training exercise, hosted annually in the Pacific region and led this year by U.S. Marines with the 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ben Eberle


Week in Photos 8/24 - 8/30

A U.S. soldier takes a break during a mission to clear Route 1 of improvised explosives in Wardak province, Afghanistan, Aug. 13, 2013. The soldier, assigned to the 87th Sapper Company, conducted the clearing mission to maintain freedom of movement for military and commercial traffic. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Chenee' Brooks


Airmen, Military Working Dogs Train on Alaska Base

Air Force Staff Sgt. Rob Schneider guides Kahn, a Belgian Malinois military working dog, over a hurdle during a training session on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 26, 2013. Schneider and Kahn are assigned to the 673d Air Base Wing Security Forces Squadron, where airmen train with their K-9 counterparts to keep their teams flexible to respond to law enforcement emergencies and overseas deployments. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher


U.S. Soldiers Compete in Europe's Best Warrior Competition in Grafenwoehr

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Lorenzo Graham, left, U.S. Army Spc. Erik Mauff, right, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Benjamin Shull pull a tire during U.S. Army Europe's Best Warrior competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Aug. 19, 2013. The weeklong event tests a soldier's physical stamina, leadership, technical knowledge and skill. U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger


U.S. Navy Seabees Construct Compound in Shindand, Afghanistan

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Beeler, left, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jeremiah Shuemaker measure plywood floors while building a compound for an Army support brigade in Shindand, Afghanistan, Aug. 19, 2013. Beeler and Shuemaker, builders, are assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 15. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Garas


U.S., Afghan Soldiers Patrol in Khowst Province

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Eric J. Blaszkowski uses binoculars to scan the surrounding area to look for potential enemy movement during a mission in the Saberi district in Afghanistan's Khowst province, Aug. 21, 2013. Blaszkowski, a fire support specialist, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company E, 2nd Battlion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jusitn A. Moeller


Hagel Meets With Officials in Manila, Philippines

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, meets with Harry K. Thomas Jr., U.S. ambassador to the Philippines, at Malacanag Palace in Manila, Philippines, Aug. 30, 2013. Hagel's visit to the Philippines concludes a four-nation trip that included Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei to meet with defense counterparts. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler


Hagel Meets With Defense Counterparts in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, center, shares a light moment during a meeting with Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah at the Istana Nurul Iman Palace in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, Aug. 29, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler

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