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March 2009

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As seen through a night-viewing device, U.S. soldiers clear a room during a training exercise in Mahmudiyah, Iraq, March 25, 2009. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's Company A, 1st Combined Armor Battalion, 63rd Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kani Ronningen



Triplets John Paul, Jacob Erik and Joshua Clint Temple, all 17, take the oath of enlistment at the Little Rock Military Entrance Processing Station March 30, 2009. The three 17 year olds joined the Arkansas Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 151st Cavalry, 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, and are scheduled to go to basic training after they turn 18. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Chris A. Durney



U.S. Navy Petty Officers 2nd Class Jared Quinn and Justin Rummel, both assigned to the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74, construct a timber tower during a training exercise on Camp Shelby, Miss., March 22, 2009. The construction battalion is conducting Operation Winter Talon, an exercise designed to test the battalions combat and contingency construction capabilities. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Hulle



A competitor races through the surf during the 31st Annual SUPERFROG Triathlon at Silver Strand State Beach, Coronado, Calif., March 29, 2009. The event consists of a 1.2-mile open-ocean swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run. It is considered one of the toughest triathlons in the United States. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique M. Lasco



C-17 Globemaster IIIs sit on the flightline in preparation for six-ship formation testing on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., March 17, 2009. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in deployed environments. U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Cassidy



A Navy patrol boat assigned to Inshore Boat Unit 22 approaches the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain as it patrols the waters surrounding the Al Basra Oil Terminal off the coast of Iraq, Persian Gulf, March 26, 2009. The USS Lake Champlain is deployed as part of the Boxer Amphibious Readiness Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Barker



Minnesota National Guardsmen patrol the streets in military vehicles in Moorhead, Minn., March 27, 2009. More than 2,400 troops have reponded to flooding along the Red River, which has reached record levels during recent conditions. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Soucy



National Guard soldiers evacuate a resident after flooding from the Red River cutoff roadways in the area of Moorhead, Minn., March 27, 2009. The soldiers are assigned to Company A, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Soucy

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