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08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera
U.S. Army Capt. Joe Byrnes, Staff Sgt. Moises Ramirez, and Staff Sgt. Ariel Romero, guide a bulldozer into a reed field to create fire breaks, while working together with Iraqi soldiers in conducting a controlled fire to clear high brush so that an Iraqi outpost nearby has clear visibility of the area, near Tarmiyah, Iraq, Aug. 26, 2008. Byrnes and Romero are assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 66th Engineer Company.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera
U.S. Army soldiers haul a tank of flammable petroleum gel which is dispensed by a flame thrower, while working together with Iraqi soldiers in conducting a controlled fire to clear high brush so that an Iraqi outpost nearby has clear visibility of the area, near Tarmiyah, Iraq, Aug. 26, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 66th Engineer Company.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera
A U.S. Army soldier uses a flame thrower to engulf a field of reeds and high brush in flames, while working together with Iraqi soldiers in conducting a controlled fire to clear high brush so that an Iraqi outpost nearby has clear visibility of the area, near Tarmiyah, Iraq, Aug. 26, 2008. The soldier is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 66th Engineer Company
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera
U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Robbins uses a flame thrower to burn down reeds that have reduced visibility of the surrounding area to a nearby Iraqi Army outpost near Tarmiyah, Iraq, Aug. 26, 2008. Robbins is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 66th Engineer Company.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera
A U.S. Army soldier copes with the overwhelming heat that comes with operating a flame thrower, while working together with Iraqi soldiers in conducting a controlled fire to clear high brush so that an Iraqi outpost nearby has clear visibility of the area, near Tarmiyah, Iraq, Aug. 26, 2008. The soldier is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 66th Engineer Company.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera
U.S. Army soldiers take a knee along with Iraqi army soldiers after combing through a thicket of reeds near Tarmiyah, Iraq, Aug. 26, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 66th Engineer Company. The sweep was in preparation for a controlled fire to eliminate reeds that were interfering with visibility.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera
U.S. Army Sgt. Whitney Houston sits in a Stryker armored vehicle decorated with a hint of patriotism, en route to a controlled fire mission, Tarmiyah, Iraq, Aug. 26, 2008. Houston is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's Public Affairs Office.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program marksman Maj. Michael Anti raises his hands for the crowd as Team USA marches around the Bird's Nest National Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games Aug. 8 in Beijing. Anti, a 2004 Olympic silver medalist in three-position rifle shooting, will compete in his fifth Olympics in the 50-meter prone rifle event on Aug. 15. WCAP rifle coach Maj. David Johnson, far right, also is among the group.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
Fireworks, a Chinese invention, kick off the Opening Ceremony of the 29th Olympiad in Beijing, Aug. 8, 2008.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard Rzepka
A U.S. Army soldier sits beside an Iraqi soldier aboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a pre-dawn air assault near Bayji, Iraq, Aug. 21, 2008.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Orphey
Military vehicles are staged and ready to bring clean water in the event that water becomes scarce. The soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment are preparing to conduct operations in the event that tropical storm Gustav makes landfall on the Louisiana coast.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard Rzepka
A U.S. Army soldier patrols a rural Iraqi village during an air assault mission, Operation Bessemer, near Bayji, Iraq, Aug. 21, 2008.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Orphey
U.S. Army Spc. Cory R. Prince, of Lake Charles, La., checks a radio, Aug. 28, 2008, to make sure it is working properly in preparation for operations during and after the landfall of tropical storm Gustav.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard Rzepka
U.S. Army soldiers along with Iraqi soldiers pick up security patrol during an air assault mission near Bayji, Iraq, Aug. 21, 2008.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Rebekah Malone
U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Slayter of Winnfield, La., tosses a water hose to Spc. Joseph P. Gauthier of Natchitoches, La., Aug. 28, 2008. The soldiers are members of Detachment 1, Company A, 199th Leadership Brigade Support Battalion, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, in Colfax, La., and have been activated in support of relief efforts resulting from tropical storm Gustav.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Rebekah Malone
U.S. Army Spc. Joseph P. Gauthier of Natchitoches, La., gives the thumbs up to soldiers working to fill a palletized load system water hippo, Aug. 28, 2008. He serves with Detachment 1, Company A, 199th Leadership Brigade Support Battalion, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Colfax, La.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard Rzepka
A U.S. Army soldier patrols in the pre-dawn hours during an air assault mission, Operation Bessemer, near Bayji, Iraq, Aug. 21, 2008.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Orphey
The Coast Guard has committed boats to the hurricane effort in the event that Gustav makes landfall, Aug. 28, 2008. The Louisiana National Guard and Coast Guard will work together on rescue missions in flooded areas.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard Rzepka
U.S. Army soldiers wait to be extracted during an air assault mission, Operation Bessemer, near Bayji, Iraq, Aug. 21, 2008.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angela Fry
Louisiana Army National Guard Pfc. Christopher M. Cagle of West Monroe, La., packs his military duffle bag for deployment to South Louisiana, Aug. 28, 2008, in support of possible landfall of Hurricane Gustav. He serves with Headquarters Support Company, 528th Engineer Battalion.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard Rzepka
U. S. Army soldiers and Iraqi soldiers board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during an air assault mission near Bayji, Iraq, Aug. 21, 2008.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard Rzepka
U.S. Army soldiers and Iraqi soldiers patrol for weapons caches and enemy extremists near Bayji, Iraq, Aug. 21, 2008.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard Rzepka
U.S. Army soldiers and Iraqi army soldiers exit the back of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during an air assault mission near Bayji, Iraq, Aug. 21, 2008.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard Rzepka
A U.S. Army soldier pulls security during Operation Bessemer near Bayji, Iraq, Aug. 21, 2008. The air assault operation was designed to clear pastoral areas near the oil rich city of extremist elements.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard Rzepka
U.S. Army soldiers sit aboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a pre-dawn air assault near Bayji, Iraq, Aug. 21, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. Along with Iraqi soldiers, the Screaming Eagles conducted “Operation Bessemer,” which was designed to clear rural areas of suspected extremists in the area.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
The march of nations featured Olympic athletes from 205 countries, led into the stadium by Greece, in accordance with tradition. The host team from China concluded the march of nations. As members of Team USA entered, they clearly received the loudest ovation of the evening -- until Houston Rockets basketball star Yao Ming led the Chinese contingent into the stadium. The throng representing 596 U.S. athletes occupied more than 100 meters of the running track during the parade of nations in the Olympic Opening Ceremony in Beijing, Aug. 8, 2008. As U.S. flag bearer Lopez Lomong was rounding the turn, members of Team USA were still filing into the arena from the opposite end of the stadium.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
Chinese gymnast Li Ling, who won three gold, two silver and one bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles, carries the Olympic Torch while descending from the rafters after running around the upper rim of the Bird's Nest National Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing on Aug. 8, 2008.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
Rowers in the Opening Ceremony, Aug. 8, 2008, represent the sea voyages of Chinese explorer Zheng He.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
Fourteen thousand performers appeared in 15,153 different types of costumes during the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad Aug. 8 at the Bird's Nest National Stadium in Beijing. In this performance, men carried a dancer across the stadium floor.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
A Guqin player represents the "sounds of utmost antiquity" mainly used for the cultural life of intellectuals in ancient China during the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad at the Bird's Nest National Stadium Aug. 8, 2008, in Beijing.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
Demonstrating the Beijing Olympic theme of "One World, One Dream," fireworks are set off above a gigantic, 16-ton globe arose from the floor, with 58 actors running on nine rings covered with an Olympic torch pattern, Aug. 8, 2008.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
As the Opening Ceremony progressed, Aug. 8, 2008, 58 actors danced upon and ran around a giant globe at the Bird's Nest National Stadium in Beijing, representing the Olympic theme of "One World, One Dream." With a diameter of 18 meters and nine rings, the globe weighed about 16 tons and rose 24 meters above the stadium floor..
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
Olympic rings rise during the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, Aug. 8, 2008.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
The four-hour Olympic Opening Ceremony extravaganza featured 110 minutes of music, beginning with the “fou,” the most ancient of Chinese percussion instruments, usually made of clay or bronze. Manned by 2,008 performers, the fou-produced sound of rolling spring thunder greeted friends from all over the world.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
Disciples holding bamboo slips chant the much-quoted lines of Lunyu (The Analects): "All those within the four seas can be considered his brothers" during the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXIV Olympiad Aug. 8, 2008, at The Bird's Nest National Stadium in Beijing. Bamboo slips are the earliest book form of ancient China.
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
During the Aug. 8, 2008, Olympic Opening Ceremony, gray boxes used to depict movable typesetting as part of China's history of writing open up to reveal hundreds of Chinese dancers. The dancers in their typesetting costumes had formed the Chinese character for the word “harmony.”
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
During the Aug. 8, 2008, Olympic Opening Ceremony, gray boxes used to depict old-fashioned printing blocks as part of China's history of writing open up to reveal hundreds of Chinese dancers. The dancers in their typesetting costumes had formed the Chinese character for the word “harmony.”
08/29/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
A digitally “painted” scroll unfurling Chinese history during the Aug. 8, 2008, Olympic Opening Ceremony is lifted to reveal these gray boxes, which represent printing blocks, that rearranged themselves to form the Chinese character for the word “harmony” before transforming into a replica of the Great Wall. Hidden inside the movable-type setting costumes are hundreds of Chinese dancers.
08/28/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Dallatorre
U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with sailors in the hangar bay aboard USS Abraham Lincoln, in North Arabian Sea, Aug. 27, 2008, following an awards presentation.
08/28/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Dallatorre
U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presents U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jesse P. Hubble with the Navy and Marine Corps Medal in the hangar bay of USS Abraham Lincoln, North Arabian Sea, Aug. 27, 2008. Hubble received the medal for heroism in the rescue of seven sailors from a helicopter that ditched in the ocean while the ship was operating off the Southern California coast in November 2007. Hubble is an aviation warfare systemers operator assigned to the "Golden Falcons" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 2.
08/28/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Evans
U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander, Multinational Force Iraq, meets with sailors in the hangar bay of USS Abraham Lincoln, in the North Arabian Sea, Aug. 27, 2008, following a speech by Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen. Petraeus and Mullen visited the USS Abraham Lincoln to meet with Pakistani Army leaders.
08/28/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Evans
U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to sailors gathered in the hangar bay of USS Abraham Lincoln during a visit to the ship in the North Arabian Sea, Aug. 27, 2008.
08/28/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Evans
U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff speaks to sailors assigned to the "Golden Falcons" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 2 after presenting U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jesse P. Hubble with the Navy and Marine Corps Medal in the hangar bay of USS Abraham Lincoln, North Arabian Sea, Aug. 27, 2008.
08/28/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Evans
U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses sailors in the hangar bay aboard USS Abraham Lincoln during a visit to the ship, North Arabian Sea, Aug. 27, 2008.
08/28/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Dallatorre
U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, greets Quartermaster 3rd Class Timothy Hayes and other sideboys after arriving aboard USS Abraham Lincoln, in the North Arabian Sea, Aug. 27, 2008.
08/28/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Evans
U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, greets Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Nathaniel Kramer and other sideboys after arriving aboard USS Abraham Lincoln, in the North Arabian Sea, Aug. 27, 2008. The USS Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to support Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as well as Maritime Security Operations.
08/28/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class William John Kipp Jr.
U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, greets Pakistani Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ashfaq Kayani after arriving aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, in the North Arabian Sea, Aug. 27, 2008.
08/28/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Geoffrey Lewis
U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to sailors aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, Aug. 27, 2008, during his visit to the ship to meet with U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander, Multinational Force Iraq, and Pakistani Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, chief of staff of the Pakistani Army.
08/28/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Evans
U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, left front, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander, Multinational Force Iraq, observe flight operations from the flag bridge during a visit to USS Abraham Lincoln, in the North Arabian Sea, Aug. 27, 2008.
08/28/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez
A U.S. Army soldier makes corrections to his advanced combat optical gunsight at the shooting range on Forward Operating Base Hawk, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2008. The soldier is assigned to Comanche Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 4th Infantry Division.
08/28/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez
U.S. Army soldiers walk back to the firing line to adjust their sights according to how their shot groups fell on their targets at the shooting range on Forward Operating Base Hawk, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to Comanche Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 4th Infantry Division.
08/28/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez
U.S. Army Sgt. Jayme Jones and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. John Brennan have a laugh while they check out the target at a firing range on Forward Operating Base Hawk, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to Comanche Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 4th Infantry Division.
08/28/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez
U.S. Army Spc. Mitchell McGinnnis screams out when a hot shell casing enters his shirt and burns him while he fires at the firing range on Forward Operating Base Hawk, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to Comanche Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 4th Infantry Division.
08/28/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez
U.S. Army soldiers fire off three rounds at their targets at the firing range in Forward Operating Base Hawk, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's Comanche Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry .
08/28/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez
U.S. Army Sgt. Hunter Tate looks back after seeing that his advanced combat optical gunsight has been sighted in properly at a firing range in Forward Operating Base Hawk, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to Comanche Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 4th Infantry Division.
08/28/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez
U.S. Army soldiers look at their shot grouping in order to adjust their sights at a shooting range on Forward Operating Base Hawk, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to Comanche Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 4th Infantry Division.
08/25/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley
Cleal Bradford waits for the rest of his family in Arlington National Cemetery's Section 60 on Aug. 24, 2008. He and his family had traveled from Blanding, Utah, to participate in the last day of "Run for the Fallen," a memorial run in honor of military members killed while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Bradford’s grandson, Nation Winder was killed in Iraq a little more than a year ago.
08/25/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley
Heather Jutras Glasgow grieves at her brother's grave in Arlington National Cemetery, Aug. 24, 2008. She, her mother, father and younger brother participated in the last day of "Run for the Fallen," a cross-country memorial event to honor troops who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
08/25/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley
Dakota Linck, 9 years old, left, his mother Debi, and father, Rick, place carnations at the gravesite of their brother and son, Army Staff Sgt. Henry W. Linck, in Arlington National Cemetery on Aug. 24, 2008. The Lincks traveled to Washington from Lebanon, Tenn., to participate in the final day of "Run for the Fallen," a memorial run honoring servicemembers killed while participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The run began in California on Flag Day, June 14, 2008.
08/25/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley
Shannon Cleary, center, kisses her mother, Marianne Cleary, Aug. 24, 2008, during the last few moments of "Run for the Fallen," a memorial run in memory of Cleary's brother, Army 1st Lt. Michael Cleary. Jack Flanagan, Marianne Cleary’s grandson, also participated in the last day of the living memorial that began June 14, outside the gates of Fort Irwin, Calif., and covered more than 4,000 miles in honor of fallen Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans.
08/25/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley
Family members and friends of servicemembers killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom pay their respects as an U.S. Army bugler plays "Taps" in Arlington National Cemetery's Section 60 on Aug. 24, 2008. The tribute took place at the conclusion of "Run for the Fallen," a memorial run that began June 14 outside the gates of Fort Irwin, Calif.
08/25/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley
Shannon Cleary and Jon Bellona hug Aug. 24, 2008, at Arlington National Cemetery on the final day of the "Run for the Fallen," a memorial run honoring each servicemember killed while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cleary's brother, Army 1st Lt. Michael Clear, was Bellona's college roommate and his inspiration to create the memorial run. This year's Run for the Fallen began June 14, 2008 outside the gates of Fort Irwin, Calif.
08/25/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley
Jon Bellona, far left, leads a group of friends and family members of fallen servicemembers to Arlington National Cemetery's Section 60 on Aug. 24, 2008. The act of placing carnations and small glass stones on their loved ones' grave markers concluded "Run for the Fallen," a memorial run that began June 14, 2008, outside the gates of Fort Irwin, Calif., and covered more than 4,000 miles.
08/25/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Air Force Capt. Eli Bremer runs to a seventh-place finish with a time of 9 minutes, 19.61 seconds worth 1,164 points in the 3,000-meter running portion of the modern pentathlon at Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Beijing, Aug. 21, 2008.
08/25/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Air Force World Class Athlete Program Capt. Eli Bremer rides Dangdang to a 14th-place finish worth 1,060 points in the equestrian show jumping portion of the modern pentathlon at the Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Beijing, Aug. 21, 2008.
08/25/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Air Force World Class Athlete Program Capt. Eli Bremer rides Dangdang to a 14th-place finish worth 1,060 points in the equestrian show jumping portion of the modern pentathlon at the Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Beijing, Aug. 21, 2008.
08/25/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Air Force World Class Athlete Program Capt. Eli Bremer rides Dangdang to a 14th-place finish worth 1,060 points in the equestrian show jumping portion of the modern pentathlon at the Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Beijing, Aug. 21, 2008.
08/25/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Air Force World Class Athlete Program Capt. Eli Bremer, left, celebrates victory over China's Zhon rong Cao in the epee one-touch fencing portion of the Olympic men's modern pentathlon in Beijing, Aug. 21, 2008.
08/25/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Air Force World Class Athlete Program Capt. Eli Bremer, left, scores against China's Zhon rong Cao in the epee one-touch fencing portion of the Olympic men's modern pentathlon in Beijing, Aug. 21, 2008.
08/25/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Air Force World Class Athlete Program Capt. Eli Bremer, left, squares off against Mexico's Oscar Soto in the epee one-touch fencing portion of the Olympic men's modern pentathlon in Beijing, Aug. 21, 2008. Bremer had 14 victories and 21 defeats worth 736 modern pentathlon points to finish in a four-way tie for 29th place in fencing. He finished 23rd overall with a modern pentathlon total of 5,204 points in the event that consists of pistol shooting, fencing, swimming, equestrian show jumping and running.
08/25/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Air Force World Class Athlete Program Capt. Eli Bremer swims to a seventh-place finish in the 200-meter freestyle portion of the Olympic men's modern pentathlon with a time of 2 minutes, 2.80 seconds in Beijing, Aug. 21, 2008. Bremer, 30, of Colorado Springs, Colo., finished 23rd in the one-day event with five sports: pistol shooting, fencing, swimming, equestrian riding and cross-country running.
08/21/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Courtney Wittman
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Demonstration Team display their ability to maneuver the human body at speeds in excess of 120 mph during a demonstration for the 50th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show in Chicago, Aug. 16, 2008.
08/21/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Courtney Wittman
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Noah Watts, assigned to the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Demonstration Team, salutes as he exits the C-31 Fokker 'Friendship' aircraft during a performance for the 50th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show in Chicago, Aug. 16, 2008.
08/21/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Courtney Wittman
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Noah Watts and Sgt. 1st Class Harold Meyer, assigned to the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Demonstration Team, locate their target on Chicago's North Avenue Beach for their performance at the 50th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show in Chicago, Aug. 16, 2008.
08/21/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Courtney Wittman
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Noah Watts, assigned to the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Demonstration Team, shows Illinois National Guard recruits how to properly pack a parachute after his jump onto North Avenue Beach for the 50th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show in Chicago, Aug. 16, 2008.
08/21/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Courtney Wittman
U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel Cook, a member of the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Demonstration Team, jumps "in the colors" at the 50th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show in Chicago, Aug. 16, 2008.
08/21/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Courtney Wittman
A U.S Army soldier assigned to the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Demonstration Team steers his canopy during a demonstration for the 50th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show in Chicago, Aug. 16, 2008.
08/21/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Courtney Wittman
Sgt. Daniel Cook, U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Demonstration Team, shows an Illinois National Guard recruit how to properly pack a parachute after his jump onto the North Avenue Beach for the 50th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show in Chicago, Aug. 16, 2008.
08/19/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim
U.S. Army Sgt. Brett Howard, a metal worker, guides a Hercules armored vehicle driver as he pulls out another vehicle from a deep mud puddle during recovery training on Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 14, 2008.
08/19/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim
U.S. Army Pfc. Justin Coley, left, and Spc. Joshua Boal, connects chains to a vehicle stuck in a deep mud puddle during vehicle recover training on Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 14, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division's Company B,15th Brigade Support Battalion.
08/19/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim
U.S. Army Pfc. Justin Coley, a metal worker, pulls out a wench cable during vehicle recover training on Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 14, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division's Company B, 15th Brigade Support Battalion.
08/19/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim
U.S. Army soldiers use a Hercules armored vehicle to pull out another vehicle from a deep mud puddle during recover training on Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 14, 2008.
08/19/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2nd Class Andre Dart watches a Hercules armored vehicle driver as he pulls out another vehicle from a deep mud puddle during recover training on Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 14, 2008.
08/19/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
Exemplifying the Bejing Olympics theme of One World One Dream, U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Maj. Michael Anti catches up with some West Virginia University friends from his alma mater outside the Beijing Shooting Hall Range, Aug. 15, 2008.
08/19/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Maj. Michael Anti talks with a reporter after just missing the final and finishing ninth in the Olympic 50-meter rifle prone at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall, Aug. 15, 2008.
08/19/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program marksman Maj. Michael Anti places ninth in Olympic 50-meter rifle prone at the Beijing Shooting Hall Range, Aug. 15, 2008.
08/19/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program marksman Maj. Michael Anti shoots to a ninth-place finish in Olympic 50-meter rifle prone with a 594 total at the Beijing Shooting Hall Range, Aug. 15, 2008.
08/18/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooter, U.S. Army Pfc. Vincent Hancock answers questions during a press conference after winning the Olympic gold medal in men's skeet competition in Beijing, Aug. 16, 2008.
08/18/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army Pfc. Vincent Hancock was nearly as hot as smoking shotgun shells last weekend on the Beijing Shooting Range, Aug. 16, 2008. Hancock set two Olympic records en route to winning the gold medal in men's skeet competiton.
08/18/2008 : U. S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
Olympic skeet gold medal winner U.S. Army Pfc. Vincent Hancock, center, of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, is flanked by silver medalist Tore Brovold, left, of Norway and bronze medalist Anthony Terras, right, of Italy on the podium at the Beijing Shooting Range, Aug. 16, 2008.
08/18/2008 : U. S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
Team USA shotgun coach Lloyd Woodhouse, a retired U.S. Air Force chief master sergeant, hugs U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit member, U.S. Army Pfc. Vincent Hancock after he wins the Olympic gold medal in men's skeet competiton at the Beijing Shooting Range, Aug. 16, 2008.
08/18/2008 : U. S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army Pfc. Vincent Hancock sets two Olympic records and prevails in a four-shot shoot-out with Norway's Tore Brovold to win the men's skeet competition at the Beijing Shooting Range, Aug. 16, 2008.
08/18/2008 : U. S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army Pfc. Vincent Hancock sets two Olympic records and prevails in a four-shot shoot-out with Norway's Tore Brovold to win the men's skeet competition at the Beijing Shooting Range, Aug. 16, 2008.
08/15/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Christopher McKenna
U.S. Army soldiers prepare to go to the pickup zone during operation Kips Bay, a combined air assault operation in Al Betra, about 30 kilometers southwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 8, 2008.
08/15/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Christopher McKenna
U.S. Army Capt. Nate Raymond directs soldiers as a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flies in for pickup upon completion of operation Kips Bay, a combined air assault operation in Al Betra, about 30 kilometers southwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 8, 2008.
08/15/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Christopher McKenna
A U.S Army soldier clears a house during operation Kips Bay, a combined air assault operation in Al Betra, about 30 kilometers southwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 8, 2008.
08/15/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Christopher McKenna
An Iraqi soldier pulls security during operation Kips Bay, a combined air assault in Al Betra, about 30 kilometers southwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 8, 2008.
08/15/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Christopher McKenna
An Iraqi army soldier pulls security after dismounting a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during operation Kips Bay, a combined air assault in Al Betra, approximately 30 kilometers southwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 8, 2008.
08/15/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Christopher McKenna
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Colby Smithmeyer overlooks the drop-off point as a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flies on the horizon during operation Kips Bay, a combined air assault in Al Betra, about 30 kilometers southwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 8, 2008. Smithmeyer and other soldiers are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company A, 3-187th Infantry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.
08/14/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers, right, vows to wrestle for a berth in the 2012 London Games after losing to Sweden's Jalmar Sjoberg, left, in the Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram quarterfinals Aug. 14, 2008, at the China Agricultural University Gymnasium in Beijing. "This is fuel for something bigger, and the only thing bigger is the next Olympics,” Byers said.
08/14/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers wrestles to a 1-1, 2-0 victory over Oleksandr Chernetskyi of Ukraine in their opening match of the Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram tournament Aug. 14, 2008, in Beijing.
08/14/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers wrestles to a 4-0, 1-1, 1-1 victory over China's Deli Liu in the second round of the Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram tournament Aug. 14, 2008, at the China Agricultural University Gymnasium in Beijing.
08/14/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shon Lewis, right, and U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Jay Antonelli, left, coach U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers to a 4-0, 1-1, 1-1 victory over China's Deli Liu in the second round of the Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram wrestling tournament Aug. 14, 2008, at the China Agricultural University Gymnasium in Beijing.
08/14/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers lifts Sweden's Jalmar Sjoberg during a quarterfinal match of the 2008 Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram tournament Aug. 14, 2008, in Beijing.
08/14/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers avoids getting lifted by Ukraine's Oleksandr Chernetskyi en route to a 1-1, 2-0 qualification victory in the Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram wrestling tournament Aug. 14, 2008, at the China Agricultural University Gymnasium in Beijing.
08/14/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Scott Wagers
U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force officers discuss details of the joint humanitarian assistance delivery while enroute to Tbilisi, Georgia, from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 13, 2008.
08/14/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Scott Wagers
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chris Broegemueller helps push out the first of 16 pallets of supplies aboard an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III for the people of Georgia from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 13, 2008.
08/14/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Scott Wagers
International press photograph U.S. State Department special envoy Matthew Bryza and a Georgian official who greeted the delivery of 16 pallets containing $1 million in U.S.-donated life-support equipment and medical supplies for the people of Georgia, Aug. 13, 2008.
08/14/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Scott Wagers
International press photograph the first of 16 pallets containing $1 million in humanitarian aid delivered to Tbilisi, Georgia, Aug. 13, 2008. U.S Army Europe soldiers and airmen representing U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Mobility Command conducted the mission.
08/14/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Scott Wagers
U.S. Army Col. Benjamin Eversen, chief of International Operations Division for U.S. Army Europe, briefs the international press on the first delivery of 16 pallets of supplies delivered to Tbilisi, Georgia, Aug. 13, 2008. The delivery included $1 million in U.S.-donated medical supplies, blankets, sleeping bags and bed sheets. U.S. Army Europe soldiers and airmen representing both U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Mobility Command conducted the humanitarian mission.
08/14/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenny Holston
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Rogelio Munoz, left, and Tech. Sgt. Rogelio Parson prepare cargo for Georgia while on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 13, 2008. Parson and Munoz are assigned to the 435th Logistics Readiness Squadron.
08/14/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenny Holston
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Seksun Monroe, right, and Airman 1st Class Rogelio Munoz prepare cargo to be sent to Georgia from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 13, 2008. Monroe and Munoz are assigned to the 435th Logistics Readiness Squadron.
08/13/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel T. West
A girl looks out from the Handicap Association's new facility in Numaniyah, Iraq, Aug. 8, 2008.
08/13/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel T. West
Cabo Jorge Molina, a soldier assigned to El Salvador's Battalion Cuscatlan, peers into a crowded room at the Handicap Associaton's new facility in Numaniyah, Iraq, Aug. 8, 2008.
08/13/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel T. West
Cabo Jorge Molina, a soldier assigned to El Salvador's Battalion Cuscatlan, stands guard next to the cut ribbon that signified the opening of the Handicap Association's new facility in Numaniyah, Iraq, Aug. 8, 2008.
08/13/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel T. West
A man addresses Col. Walter Mauricio Arevalo, commander of El Salvador's Battalion Cuscatlan, about getting care for his daughter's ailment after the opening of the Handicap Association's new facility in Numaniyah, Iraq, Aug. 8, 2008.
08/13/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel T. West
Workers stand behind a sign describing the construction of a building to house the Handicap Association in Numaniyah, Iraq, Aug. 8, 2008.
08/13/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel T. West
Col. Walter Mauricio Arevalo, commander of El Salvador's Battalion Cuscatlan, speaks with community leaders at the opening of the Handicap Association's new facility in Numaniyah, Iraq, Aug. 8, 2008.
08/13/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army Spc. Walton Glenn Eller III fields questions during a press conference after winning the gold medal in the men's double trap shotgun shooting event at the Beijing Shooting Range, Aug. 12, 2008, in Beijing.
08/13/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army Spc. Walton Glenn Eller III of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Ga., bites his Olympic gold medal after winning the double trap event Aug. 12, 2008, at the Beijing Shooting Range in Beijing.
08/12/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
Audience members render honors during the playing of the National Anthem during a welcoming ceremony for the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz at Bolling Air Force Base, D.C., Aug 12, 2008.
08/12/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses the audience during a welcoming ceremony for the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Shwartz on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.
08/12/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
Acting Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley passes the ceremonial flag to the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz during a welcoming ceremony on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.
08/12/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
Members of the 1973 Air Force Academy graduating class gather for a group photo during a welcoming reception for the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, fifth from right, on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.
08/12/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
An ice sculpture containing the Air Force emblem decorates a table during a welcoming reception for the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.
08/12/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
The American flag and the U.S. Air Force Flag fly over the ceremonial parade field on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., during a welcoming ceremony for the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, Aug. 12, 2008.
08/12/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
The 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, right, and his wife, Suzie Schwartz, second from left, are congratulated during a welcoming reception in their honor on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.
08/12/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
A member of the Air Force band plays during a welcoming reception for the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.
08/12/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
Retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace, right, and his wife, Lynne, congratulate the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz during his welcoming reception on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.
08/12/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
Acting Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley addresses the audience during a welcoming ceremony for the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Shwartz on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.
08/12/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
The 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz raises his hand to cheer during a welcoming ceremony in his honor on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.
08/12/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with family members of the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz during a welcoming ceremony on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.
08/12/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
The Air Force band conducts a pass and review during a welcoming ceremony for the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.
08/12/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
The 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz salutes the Air Force band as it plays during a welcoming ceremony for Schwartz on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.
08/12/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates presents the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz during a welcoming ceremony on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.
08/12/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
The 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., during a welcoming ceremony in his honor Aug. 12, 2008.
08/12/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
An Air Force Honor Guard member holds the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, which Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates presented to the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz during a welcoming ceremony on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.
08/12/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
The 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz speaks on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., during a welcoming ceremony in his honor Aug. 12, 2008.
08/12/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
Acting Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, left, prepares to pass the ceremonial flag to the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz during a welcoming ceremony on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.
08/12/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
With this shotgun blast, Spc. Walton Glenn Eller III of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit established an Olympic record of 145 in double trap qualifying Aug. 12, 2008, at the Beijing Shooting Range. Later in the day, he won the gold medal by completing the final with an Olympic record total of 190.
08/12/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
Navy Adm. Timothy J. Keating, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, attends a welcoming ceremony for the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.
08/12/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Spc. Walton Glenn Eller III flashes a double-barreled shotgun shell salute after securing a gold medal with Olympic record scores of 145 in qualification and 190 total in double trap Aug. 12, 2008, at the Beijing Shooting Range.
08/12/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooter Spc. Walton Glenn Eller III admires his final shot that secured a gold medal and established an Olympic record total of 190 in double trap Aug. 12, 2008, in Beijing.
08/12/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
Three-time Olympian Spc. Walton Glenn Eller III of the U.S. Army Marskmanship Unit signals triumph by holding his 12-gauge shotgun and final two shells aloft after setting an Olympic record with a 190 total in double trap Aug. 12, 2008, at the Beijing Shooting Range.
08/12/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooter Spc. Walton Glenn Eller III takes his final shot to secure a gold medal with an Olympic record score of 190 in double trap Aug. 12, 2008, in Beijing.
08/12/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Turner
A U.S. Army soldier provides security while an interpreter directs Iraqi army soldiers to search a field in southern Muehla during Operation Dodge City II, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/12/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Turner
U.S. and Iraqi soldiers search farmhouses and other buildings in southern Muehla as part of Operation Dodge City II, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/12/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Turner
U.S. and Iraqi soldiers search fields and canals in southern Muehla during Operation Dodge City II, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/12/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Turner
An Iraqi army soldier stands guard as other Iraqi soldiers search a farmhouse during Operation Dodge City II, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/12/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Turner
U.S. Army Pfc. Mark Vero and Iraqi army soldiers search farmhouses in southern Muehla during Operation Dodge City II, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/12/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Turner
U.S. and Iraqi soldiers search a farmhouse in southern Muehla as part of Operation Dodge City II, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/12/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Turner
U.S. Army Pfc. Richard Meadows and Iraqi army soldiers patrol a canal in southern Muehla during Operation Dodge City II, Aug. 4, 2008. Meadows is assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's Company D, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment.
08/12/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson
U.S. Army soldiers search a cornfield in the village of Hegnah, Iraq, during Operation Summit Pursuit, Aug. 5, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's Company D, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment.
08/12/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson
U.S Army soldiers and Iraqi soldiers walk to a meeting with Sheik Razzaq of Hegnah during Operation Summit Pursuit, Aug. 5, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's Company D, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment.
08/12/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's Company D, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, and Army Pfc. Kaimana Kalauili, a combat cameraman, "cool off" for a moment in one of the nine homes searched in the village of Hegnah, Iraq during Operation Summit Pursuit, Aug. 5, 2008. Temperatures soared into the 100s during the course of this operation.
08/12/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson
A U.S. Army soldier searches the rooftop of a home in the village of Hegnah, Iraq, during Operation Summit Pursuit, July 27 - Aug. 5, 2008. The soldier is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's Company D, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment.
08/12/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson
U.S. soldiers search a home in Hegnah, Iraq during Operation Summit Pursuit, which ran July 27 - Aug. 5, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's Company D, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment.
08/12/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson
U.S. soldiers question villagers in Hegnah, Iraq, during Operation Summit Pursuit, Aug. 5, 2008. The troops, assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's Company D, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment and the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment joined forces to flush out the remnants of al-Qaeda.
08/12/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson
Soldiers in the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment receive a briefing before heading out on a reconnaissance patrol during Operation Summit Pursuit, Aug. 5, 2008.
08/11/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera
U.S. soldiers and Iraqi policemen shake hands and say farewell after completing training at the Hammiyat police station, Taji, Iraq, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/11/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera
U.S. soldiers and Iraqi police relax following training exercises at the Hammiyat police station in Taji, Iraq, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/11/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera
U.S. Army Sgt. Steven Ippel gives advice and provides instructions to an Iraqi policeman on how to effectively pull security in a watch tower at Hammiyat police station, Taji, Iraq, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/11/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera
Iraqi policemen gather around U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ian Putansu as he teaches tactical maneuvers at the Hammiyat police station in Taji, Iraq, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/11/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera
Iraqi policemen gather around U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ian Putansu as he draws out tactical maneuvers on the ground at the Hammiyat police station in Taji, Iraq, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/11/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera
U.S. Army Sgt. Steven Ippel demonstrates tactical maneuvering to Iraqi policemen as part of an informal combat skills training course U.S. soldiers are providing to Iraqi police at the Hammiyat police station in Taji, Iraq, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/11/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera
An Iraqi policeman follows U.S. Army Sgt. Boyd Samuelson's instructions as they perform tactical maneuvering exercises at the Hammiyat police station, Taji, Iraq, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/11/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ian Putansu instructs Iraqi policemen at the Hammiyat police station on how to properly clear weapons, Taji, Iraq, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/11/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera
Iraqi policemen fall in line and listen as U.S. soldiers prepare to train them in tactical maneuvers at the Hammiyat police station in Taji, Iraq, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/11/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera
U.S. soldiers visit Iraqi police to teach tactical maneuvers at the Hammiyat police station in Taji, Iraq, Aug. 4, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment.
08/08/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. David J. Marshall
U.S. soldiers conduct a mounted patrol in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles after setting canal vegetation ablaze in Tahwilla, Iraq, July 30, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Armored Division's 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team
08/08/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. David J. Marshall
U.S. soldiers conduct a mounted patrol in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles after setting canal vegetation ablaze in Tahwilla, Iraq, July 30, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Armored Division's 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
08/08/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. David J. Marshall
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Chris Laurion, right, and Iraqi soldiers pull security during a search for weapons caches in a canal near Jazirah, Iraq, July 29, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Armored Division's 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
08/08/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. David J. Marshall
Iraqi soldiers provide security as U.S. soldiers begin a search for weapons caches in a canal near Jazirah, Iraq, July 29, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Armored Division's 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
08/08/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. David J. Marshall
U.S. Army Spc. Torey Neden uses a magnetic locater to search for evidence of extremist activity in Bezel, Iraq, July 30, 2008. He is assigned to the 1st Armored Division's 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
08/08/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. David J. Marshall
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Keller, foreground, and Sgt.William Reese, both from the 1st Armored Division's 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, douse reeds with accelerant before burning canals in Tahwilla, Iraq on July 30, 2008. Extremists use the intricate canal system and tall weeds to hide themselves while laying bombs at night.
08/08/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. David J. Marshall
U.S. and Iraqi soldiers search for evidence of extremist activity in Bezel, Iraq, July 30, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Armored Division's 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
08/08/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. David J. Marshall
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David Graham searches for weapons caches alongside Iraqi soldiers in a canal near Jazirah, Iraq, July 29, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Armored Division's 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. Coalition and Iraqi security forces scoured the area in support of Operation Iron Pursuit, an effort to disrupt extremist activity in the region.
08/08/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. David J. Marshall
U.S. Army Sgt. William Reese watches flames rise into the night sky after setting canal vegetation ablaze in Tahwilla, Iraq, July 30, 2008. Reese is assigned to the 1st Armored Division's 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
08/08/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. David J. Marshall
U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel Kear makes his way down the road as a canal burns in Tahwilla, Iraq, July 30, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Armored Division's 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
08/07/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Dave Ahlschwede
U.S. Air Force Academy basic cadets prepare to participate in Operation Warrior during training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, July 23, 2008. Operation Warrior focuses on individual and team combat skills.
08/07/2008 : U.S Air Force photo by Dave Ahlschwede
U.S. Air Force Academy basic cadet James Franklin, left, takes a shot from basic cadet Jonathan Newman during the men's Big Bad Basic finals at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, July 26, 2008. Newman overpowered Franklin, earning the "Big Bad Basic" title.
08/07/2008 : U.S Air Force photo by Dave Ahlschwede
U.S. Air Force Academy basic cadets Bethany Blackburn, right, and Allison Ceranski fight with pugil sticks during the women's Big Bad Basic finals at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, July 26, 2008. Blackburn won, earning the title "Big Bad Basic."
08/07/2008 : U.S Air Force photo by Dave Ahlschwede
U.S. Air Force Academy basic cadets compete in a long distance run on the final day of training in the Jacks Valley training area at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, July 26, 2008.
08/07/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Rogers
U.S. Air Force Academy basic cadet Michael Provost low crawls down a section of the assault course during training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, July 25, 2008.
08/07/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Rogers
U.S. Air Force Academy basic cadet Daniel Lacroix assists basic cadet Calvin Woodard on the assault course during training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, July 25, 2008.
08/07/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Rogers
U.S. Air Force Academy basic cadet Stephanie Puzak prepares to attack the low crawl obstacle on the assault course during training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, July 25, 2008.
08/07/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Rogers
U.S. Air Force Academy basic cadets prepare to attack the assault course during training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, July 25, 2008.
08/07/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Rogers
U.S. Air Force Academy basic cadet Jenna Dudley crawls out of a water obstacle on the assault course during training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, July 25, 2008.
08/07/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Rogers
U.S. Air Force Academy basic cadet Michael Provost runs the assault course during training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, July 25, 2008.
08/06/2008 : U.S. Army Photos by Spc. Daniel Herrera
U.S. Army Spc. Nicholas Bergmooser, performs reflexive firing techniques at a weapons range on Camp Taji, Iraq, Aug. 3, 2008.
08/06/2008 : U.S. Army Photos by Spc. Daniel Herrera
U.S. Army soldiers call it a day after conducting marksmanship qualification at a weapons range on Camp Taji, Iraq, Aug. 3, 2008.
08/06/2008 : U.S. Army Photos by Spc. Daniel Herrera
U.S. Army soldiers observe as Army Staff Sgt. Conrad Vasquez gives a lesson on how to conduct reflexive fire techniques at a weapons range on Camp Taji, Iraq, Aug. 3, 2008.
08/06/2008 : U.S. Army Photos by Spc. Daniel Herrera
U.S. Army soldiers prepare to qualify at a weapons range on Camp Taji, Iraq, Aug. 3, 2008. The exercise was conducted to keep U.S. troops proficient with their weapon use and to relay the same training to Iraqi security forces.
08/06/2008 : U.S. Army Photos by Spc. Daniel Herrera
U.S. Army Sgt. Steven Ippel takes aim and fires his weapon during weapons qualification at a firing range on Camp Taji, Iraq, Aug. 3, 2008.
08/06/2008 : U.S. Army Photos by Spc. Daniel Herrera
U.S. Army Sgt. Steven Ippel coaches a soldiers on proper firing techniques during weapons qualification at a firing range on Camp Taji, Iraq, Aug. 3, 2008. Ippel is assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division.
08/06/2008 : U.S. Army Photos by Spc. Daniel Herrera
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Conrad Vasquez evaluates a fellow soldiers shot group pattern during weapons qualification at a firing range on Camp Taji, Iraq, Aug. 3, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division.
08/06/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Conrad Vasquez fires his weapon during weapons qualification at a firing range on Camp Taji, Iraq, Aug. 3, 2008.
08/06/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Conrad Vasquez, far right, gives commands to soldiers on the firing line of a weapons qualification range on Camp Taji, Iraq, Aug. 3, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division.
08/06/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Conrad Vasquez observes as soldiers conduct marksmanship qualification at a firing range on Camp Taji, Iraq, Aug. 3, 2008.
08/06/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, far right, listens as Ken Hechler, a White House assistant and speechwriter for President Harry S. Truman, talks about the signing of Executive Orders 9980 and 9981, which integrated the armed forces and federal civil service, during a 60th anniversary celebration of the event, Aug. 6, 2008, in the Pentagon.
08/06/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess
Three members of the Tuskegee Airmen, wearing their signature red jackets, listen as Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks during a ceremony commemorating the 60th anniversary of the signing of Executive Orders 9980 and 9981, which integrated the armed forces and the federal civil service.
08/06/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly Burgess
Members of the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps play the national anthem in the Pentagon Auditorium during the Aug. 6, 2008, ceremony to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of Executive Orders 9980 and 9981, which integrated the armed forces and the federal civil service.
08/06/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen listens to guest speakers at an Aug. 6, 2008, ceremony commemorating the 60th anniversary of the signing of Executive Orders 9980 and 9981, which integrated the armed forces and federal civil service.
08/06/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess
Ken Hechler, a White House assistant and speechwriter for President Harry S. Truman, speaks during the Aug. 6, 2008, 60th anniversary commemoration of Truman's signing of Executive Orders 9980 and 9981, which integrated the armed forces and the federal civil service. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates hosted the event inside the Pentagon Auditorium.
08/06/2008 : Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates gives honors during the national anthem in the Pentagon Auditorium Aug. 6, 2008, prior to hosting the 60th anniversary commemoration of the signing of Executive Orders 9980 and 9981, which integrated the armed forces and the federal civil service.
08/06/2008 : White House photo by Chris Greenberg
President George W. Bush receives applause as he delivers his remarks to U.S. Army military personnel stationed at the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan, Aug. 6, 2008, in Seoul, South Korea.
08/06/2008 : White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush waves as he is welcomed by U.S. military personnel before delivering his remarks, Aug. 6, 2008, at the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea.
08/06/2008 : White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush delivers his remarks to U.S. Army military personnel stationed at the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan, Aug. 6, 2008, in Seoul, South Korea.
08/06/2008 : White House photo by Chris Greenberg
President George W. Bush pauses to greet school children, Aug. 6, 2008, during arrival ceremonies at the Blue House, the residence of President Myung-bak Lee of the Republic of Korea, in Seoul.
08/06/2008 : White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush shakes hands with U.S. Army Cpl. Victor Berlus before delivering his remarks to the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan, Aug. 6, 2008, in Seoul, South Korea.
08/06/2008 : White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush greets military personnel during his visit to the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan, Aug. 6, 2008, in Seoul, South Korea.
08/06/2008 : White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush shakes hands with one of the many personnel he met following his remarks at the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan, Aug. 6, 2008, in Seoul, South Korea.
08/06/2008 : White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush meet Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Myung-hwan Yu upon their arrival at Seoul Airbase, outside Seoul, South Korea, Aug. 5, 2008.
08/06/2008 : White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush delivers his remarks to U.S. Army military personnel stationed at the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan, Aug. 6, 2008, in Seoul, South Korea.
08/05/2008 : White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush stands with military personnel on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 4, 2008, after delivering remarks.
08/05/2008 : White House photo by Shealah Craighead
Laura Bush, right, joins members of the audience for photos, Aug. 4, 2008, after remarks by President George W. Bush at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.
08/05/2008 : White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush pats the head of a youngster as he greets the crowd, Aug. 4, 2008, after addressing military personnel at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska.
08/05/2008 : White House photo by Chris Greenberg
President George W. Bush poses for photos with members of the audience, Aug. 4, 2008, after he delivered remarks to military personnel at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska.
08/05/2008 : White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush waves to the crowd after arriving on stage Aug. 4, 2008, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, where he addressed military personnel.
08/05/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Snyder
President George W. Bush speaks with U.S. Air Force Airman Christopher Coon, of 354th Logistic Readiness Squadron, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/05/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Snyder
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark Graper, right, commander of 354th Fighter Wing, walks with President George W. Bush on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/05/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Snyder
President George W. Bush meets U.S. servicemembers on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/05/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Snyder
President George W. Bush meets U.S. servicemembers on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 4, 2008. Bush made a short stop to the base on his way to the 2008 Olympic Games being held in Beijing, China.
08/05/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Snyder
A boy watches President George W. Bush as he makes a speech on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/05/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Snyder
President George W. Bush addresses a crowd of more than 2,000 military personnel on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/05/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Snyder
More than 2,000 U.S. servicemembers and their families and Department of Defense personnel listen to President George W. Bush at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/05/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Snyder
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark Graper, right, commander of 354th Fighter Wing, introduces President George W. Bush to the audience on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/05/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Snyder
President George W. Bush addresses a crowd of more than 2,000 U.S. servicemembers and their families and Department of Defense personnel on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 4, 2008.
08/05/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Snyder
President George W. Bush, right, meets with U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark Graper, commander of 354th Fighter Wing, upon his arrival at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 4, 2008. Bush made a short stop to the base on his way to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
08/05/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Snyder
First lady Laura Bush, daughter Barbara and President George W. Bush wave as they exit Air Force One upon their arrival at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 4, 2008. The president made a short stop to the base on his way to the 2008 Olympic Games being held in Beijing, China. During his visit he spoke to a crowd of more than 2,000 military personnel and took time to greet and thank individual servicemembers.
08/04/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Larry E. Reid Jr.
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Shawn Ohagan, left, and Staff Sgt. Giovanni Conti conduct a final radar check on an F-16 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 24, 2008. Ohagan and Conti are F-16 avionics specialists assigned to the 926th Group Detachment 2.
08/04/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Larry E. Reid Jr.
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Gregory Strouse, left, Staff Sgt. Sean Minnick, center, and Senior Airman David Garrison, right, load a missile onto a F-16 Fighting Falcon on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 24, 2008. Strouse is a 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-16 weapons load crew member, Minnick is a 926th Group Det. 2 F-16 weapons loader team chief, and Garrison is a 57th AMXS F-16 weapons load crew member.
08/04/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Larry E. Reid Jr.
U.S. Airman 1st Class Jacob Alwell, left, and Staff Sgt. Raymond Oliveros service a generator on a F-15 Eagle on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 24, 2008. Alwell is a 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-15 crew chief, and Oliveros is an F-15 crew chief assigned to the 926th Group Detachment 2.
08/04/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Larry E. Reid Jr.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Raymond Oliveros services a generator on a F-15 Eagle on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 24, 2008. Oliveros is an F-15 crew chief assigned to the 926th Group Detachment 2.
08/04/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Larry E. Reid Jr.
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Robles performs a supervisory post-load inspection of an AIM-9 missile on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 24, 2008. Robles is an F-15 Eagle weapons expediter assigned to the 926th Group Detachment 2. The 926th Group is an Air Force Reserve unit under the 10th Air Force, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth, Texas.
08/04/2008 : U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Larry E. Reid Jr.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Cordova, left, and Staff Sgt. Michael Adams sign off on a weapons inspection on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 24, 2008. Cordova is an F-15 Eagle weapons specialist assigned to the 926th Group Detachment 2, and Adams is a 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-15 expediter.
08/01/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Woody Paschall
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Lefebvre, center, Multinational Corps Iraq deputy commanding general, briefs, from left, Julie Cram, deputy assistant to the president and director of public liaison; Robert Hastings, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs; Norbert Ryan, former U.S. Navy vice admiral and president of the Military Officers Association of America; and George Lisicki, national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, about the status of operations throughout Iraq, July 30, 2008.
08/01/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Woody Paschall
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leaders and contractors brief representatives of veterans' groups about the design and construction of the new U.S. Embassy Compound, July 29, 2008.
08/01/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Woody Paschall
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Clark Nichols, Task Force Troy, center right, briefs the leaders of the Military Officers Association of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and AMVETS on the task force's mission areas, July 30, 2008.
08/01/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Woody Paschall
Julie Cram, deputy assistant to the president and director of public liaison, left, and J.P. Brown III, national commander of AMVETS, talk with soldiers on Sather Air Base, July 30, 2008.
08/01/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Woody Paschall
Former U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Norbert Ryan, president of the Military Officers Association of America, reviews his notes as U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Dorko, commanding general of the Gulf Region Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, explains engineering and logistical support for Iraqi-led projects to improve the country's infrastructure, July 29, 2008.
08/01/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Woody Paschall
George Lisicki, national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, center left, and former U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Norbert Ryan, president of the Military Officers Association of America, talk with junior officers on Sather Air Base, July 30, 2008.
08/01/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Woody Paschall
J.P. Brown III, national commander of American Veterans, or AMVETS, asks U.S. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Dorko, commanding general of the Gulf Region Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, about the challenges facing the ongoing Iraqi-led projects to improve the country's infrastructure, July 29, 2008.
08/01/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Woody Paschall
George Lisicki, national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, writes his name underneath the New Jersey Flag outside the passenger terminal of Sather Air Base, July 30, 2008.
08/01/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Woody Paschall
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leaders and contractors brief a group of veterans' organizations representatives about the design and construction of the new U.S. Embassy Compound, July 29, 2008.
08/01/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Woody Paschall
Former U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Norbert Ryan, president of the Military Officers Association of America, tours a facility that prepares M1114 Humvees for delivery to Iraqi Security Forces, July 29, 2008.
08/01/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Woody Paschall
Former U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Norbert Ryan, president of the Military Officers Association of America, takes notes as U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Dorko, commanding general of the Gulf Region Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, explains engineering and logistical support for Iraqi-led projects, July 29, 2008.
08/01/2008 : U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Woody Paschall.
George Lisicki, national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, asks U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Dorko, commanding general of the Gulf Region Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, about the challenges facing Iraqi-led projects to improve the country's infrastructure, July 29, 2008. Brown was with a group of White House, Defense Department and veterans' groups representatives who visited central Iraq to gain a better understanding of coalition missions and operations.
08/01/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim
U.S. Army Pfc. Adam Bigelow, left, Spc. Mark Fuller, center, and Pfc. Mark Daniels provide field medical treatment on a casualty during an air medical evacuation exercise on Fort Hood, Texas, July 24, 2008.
08/01/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim
U.S. Army soldiers carry a casualty to be loaded onto a Black Hawk helicopter during an air medical evacuation exercise on Fort Hood, Texas, July 24, 2008.
08/01/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim
U.S. Army Pfc. Nashone Marbury provides field medical treatment on a casualty during an air medical evacuation exercise on Fort Hood, Texas, July 24, 2008.
08/01/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim
U.S. Army soldiers load a casualty onto a Black Hawk helicopter during an air medical evacuation exercise on Fort Hood, Texas, July 24, 2008.
08/01/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim
U.S. Army Pfc. Nashone Marbury, left, and Pvt. Michael Johnson provide field medical treatment on a casualty during an air medical evacuation exercise on Fort Hood, Texas, July 24, 2008.
08/01/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim
U.S. Army soldiers load a casualty onto a Black Hawk helicopter during an air medical evacuation exercise on Fort Hood, Texas, July 24, 2008.
08/01/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim
U.S. Army Pfc. Antonio Champion, left, and Spc. Jose Saenz secure their patient onto a spine board during an air medical evacuation exercise on Fort Hood, Texas, July 24, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division's 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment.
08/01/2008 : U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim
U.S. Army soldiers carry a casualty to be loaded onto a Black Hawk helicopter during an air medical evacuation exercise on Fort Hood, Texas, July 24, 2008.
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