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08/29/2008

FAST MISSION

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. James Seidel provides front security for a C-130 during a Fly Away Security Team training exercise, Aug. 24, 2008, at an air base in Southwest Asia. The FAST mission is to protect the aircraft and its crew at all areas throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. Seidel is deployed from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Raheem Moore

08/29/2008

PRE-DAWN-PATROL

A U.S. Army soldier patrols in the pre-dawn hours during an air assault mission during Operation Bessemer, near Bayji, Iraq, Aug. 21, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard Rzepka

08/29/2008

GEARING UP FOR GUSTAV

U.S. Army Spc. Cory R. Prince checks a radio, Aug. 28, 2008, to make sure it is working properly in preparation for possible hurricane relief operations after Gustav makes landfall. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Nathaniel P. Orphey

08/29/2008

PREPARING FOR GUSTAV

U.S. military vehicles are staged and ready, Aug. 28, 2008, to bring clean water in the event that water becomes scarce after Gustav, expected to be a Category 3 hurricane, makes landfall. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Nathaniel P. Orphey

08/31/2008

FLAME THROWER

Army Sgt. Joshua Robbins torches an area with a flame thrower in Tarmiyah Qada, Iraq, Aug. 28, 2008. The burning denies terrorists concealment and gives coalition forces at Joint Security Station Mushada East a clear line of sight along a road between Mushada and Tarmiyah. Robbins serves with the 25th Infantry Division's 66th Engineer Company, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Whitney Houston

08/29/2008

LAST RAIL STAND

Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk man the rails as the ship departs San Diego Harbor en route to Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 28, 2008. At 47 years old, the Kitty Hawk is the Navy's oldest active-duty warship and is due to arrive Sept. 2, 2008, at Bremerton’s Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for decommissioning in early 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lily Daniels

08/29/2008

FIRE STARTERS

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. The soldiers are assigned to the 66th Engineer Company, 25th Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera

08/29/2008

CANINE VACCINE

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Francesca Ross vaccinates a dog during a veterinary civic action program on the island of Romonum in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, Aug. 28, 2008, as part of Pacific Partnership 2008, a multinational humanitarian and training mission. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Seavey

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