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08/31/2010

SERVICE AWARD

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates presents Coast Guard Petty Officer Lake Downham with the American Legion Spirit of Service Award with National Commander Clarence E. HIll, left, and Ben Stein, right, actor and comedian, during the 92nd National Convention of the American Legion in Milwaukee, Aug. 31, 2010. To receive this recognition, an individual must be an outstanding military professional and actively involved in community volunteer projects during off-duty hours. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison

08/31/2010

LEGION ADDRESS

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks at the 92d National Convention of the American Legion in Milwaukee, Aug. 31, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison

08/31/2010

CAMEL COMFORT

A camel sits as U.S. Army soldiers patrol through Tomanay village in West Paktika province, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2010. The soldiers are scouts assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, based on Forward Operating Base Sharana. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Lorenzo D. Ware

08/31/2010

TOMANAY TALK

A U.S. Army soldier speaks with Tomanay village residents during a patrol in west Paktika province, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2010. The soldier is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, based on Forward Operating Base Sharana. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Lorenzo Ware

08/31/2010

WOUNDED WARRIOR BANNER

President Barack Obama signs a banner hanging in a room while visiting with wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Aug. 30, 2010. White House photo by Pete Souza

08/31/2010

MOUNTAIN TROOPERS

U.S. Army paratroopers provide security halfway up a mountain as they move toward an objective in Jaghatu district, Wardak province, Afghanistan, Aug. 21, 2010. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Theodore Schmidt

08/30/2010

A GRANDFATHER'S THOUGHTS

An elderly Pakistani flood victim peers out the window of a U.S. Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter with his granddaughter during humanitarian relief efforts in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan, Aug. 26, 2010. The CH-46 crew is assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165E-165, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Paul Duncan

08/30/2010

ODIERNO WELCOME

U.S. Army Gen. Raymond Odierno, commander of U.S. Forces Iraq, and James Jeffrey, center, U.S. ambassador to Iraq, greet U.S. Vice President Joe Biden as he arrives on Sather Air Force Base, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Roger M.Dey

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