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March 2006

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Stryker Patrol

U.S. Army Spc. Jimmy Wilkes provides security during an operation in Tall Kayf, Iraq, March 1, 2006. Wilkes is from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John M. Foster


Warrior Training

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffery Dexter, takes a quick look up from his low crawl as part of Warrior Skills Training at Eastover, S.C., Feb. 22, 2006. Dexter is one of more than 200 sailors being trained by Army cadre. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Roger S. Dunca



U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Clifton Morehouse provides security while other combat engineers, known as "sappers," conduct sweeps along the streets, with heavy machinery and hand tools, removing debris and other places that might conceal an explosive devices in Baghdad, Feb. 9, 2006. Morehouse and the other sappers are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 506th Regimental Combat Team. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bart A. Bauer


Transfer of Authority

Iraqi army soldiers take part in a transfer of authority ceremony between the U.S. Army's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and the 6th Iraqi Army Division at Forward Operations Base Constitution, March 2, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin L. Moses Sr.


Vail Veterans Program

U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld poses with wounded troops participating in the Vail Veterans Program just before they begin their third and final day of skiing in the program at Vail, Colo. Defense Dept. photo by Donna Miles


Pace Interview

U.S. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is interviewed by Tim Russert, host of NBC's Meet the Press, at the NBC studio in Washington, D.C., March 5, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen


Ready to Go

Sgt. Tim Gustafson prepares to hit the slopes in a bi-ski in Vail, Colo. on March 4, 2006. Twenty-four servicemembers who lost limbs in Iraq and Afghanistan gathered for Vail's Adaptive Ski Program. Gustafson was injured by an improvised explosive device on Jan. 24, 2005. He suffered compound fractures and lost most of his right leg. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley


Special Guests

U.S. Navy sailor Stefan Gingerich, assigned to Naval Special Clearance Team 1, works with a dolphin, named Ten, during a demonstration on board Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego, March 2, 2006. Submarine, Surface and Air Forces Pacific Sailors of the Year, along with their families were the special guests for the exhibition. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kristina Brockman

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