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05/30/2007

THUNDERBIRDS

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates meets with members of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds upon his arrival at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., May 29, 2007. Gates is in Colorado Springs to deliver the commencement speech for the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation, May 30, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby

05/30/2007

GATES AT TWENTYNINE PALMS

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates meets with Marines at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif., May 29, 2007. The mission of the base is to conduct training that promotes operational forces readiness and prepares the troops for future deployments. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby

05/30/2007

COMBAT TRAINING TOUR

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates shares a laugh with Lt. Col. Andy Kennedy during a tour of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif., May 29, 2007. The 1.4-square-mile training base prepares troops for future deployments. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby

05/29/2007

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Kenneth Myers, (center) a U.S. Army veteran, stops in his Jeep for a moment to chat with a young boy on Constitution Ave. while participating in the Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC, May 28, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by William D. Moss

05/28/2007

INDIANAPOLIS 500

Race fans, and teams alike applauded the nearly 100 servicemembers who marched down Pit Road at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of the ceremonies preceding the running of the 91st Indianapolis 500 on May 27, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley

05/28/2007

IN FORMATION

United States Marines just returning from their deployment to Iraq march in formation holding their M-14’s while participating in the Memorial Day Parade on Constitution Ave. in Washington, DC, May 28, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by William D. Moss

05/28/2007

PLAYING OF TAPS

President George W. Bush and other national leaders address the playing of taps after laying a commemorative wreath at the ceremony of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier while the Armed Forces Honor Guards stand at attention at Arlington National Cemetery, May 28, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen

05/28/2007

TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNS

President George W. Bush takes part in the Memorial Day commemoration wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, May 28, 2007. White House photo by Chris Greenberg

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