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04/30/2009

OBAMA'S GREETING

President Barack Obama greets a member of the 131st Fighter Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, before departing on Air Force One from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis, Mo., April 29, 2009. Obama marked his 100th day in office with a town hall meeting in Arnold, Mo. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. James McCullough

04/30/2009

BASE BLAZE

Firefighters from Rochester International Airport extinguish a fire during a training exercise on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., April 27, 2009. The Rochester International Airport firefighters are being trained by U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Corey Hook

04/30/2009

OBSTACLE COURSE

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Schneider navigates the obstacle course during the 2009 Minnesota Army National Guard Soldier and Non-Commissioned officer of the year competition held on Camp Ripley, Minn., April 17, 2009. Schneider is a recruiter assigned to the Recruiting and Retention Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Tim Peterson

04/30/2009

METAL MASK

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Wheeler fabricates a metal mud flap bracket for a vehicle onJoint Base Balad, Iraq, April 21, 2009. Wheeler, a former body shop journeyman with welding experience, is a vehicle-maintenance craftsman assigned to the 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. John Gordinier

04/30/2009

LEADERSHIP AWARD

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates introduces George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, who was being honored with the 2009 Atlantic Councils Distinguished International Leadership Award for his historic roles in helping to end the Cold War and reunify Germany. The ceremony was held April 29, 2009, in Washington, D.C. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison

04/29/2009

ROCK ON

Members of the Navy Region Southeast's rock band Pride entertain more than 1,000 U.S. Marines and sailors, Coast Guard members and Canadian Navy personnel at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Cafe in Hollywood, Calif., April 27, 2009. From left, Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Morrison; Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean Meyer; Petty Officer 3rd Class Chris Castro, on drums; Petty Officer 1st Class Louis Lebron; Petty Officer 3rd Class Jorge Argueta and Petty Officer 3rd Class Gene Register. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph R. Wax

04/29/2009

PROUD PAPA

Brittany Wallace, 17, stands beside her father, Army Staff Sgt. Robert Henline, as they hold the 2009 Military Child Award she received from Texas-based Operation Homefront in Washington, D.C., April 29, 2009. The award honors her for the support she gave her family and father, the lone survivor of a roadside bomb in Iraq that burned 38 percent of his body. DoD photo by Sharon Foster

04/29/2009

WALL WALK

An Italian Marine participates in a cargo container inspection exercise during exercise Phoenix Express 2009, Souda Bay, Greece, April 28, 2009. Phoenix Express is part of the overall U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Naval Forces Europe, U.S. Naval Forces Africa and U.S. 6th Fleet's theater security cooperation strategy to enhance regional stability in the region through increased interoperability and cooperation among regional allies from the United States, Africa, and Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jenniffer Rivera

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