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Veterans listen as President Barack Obama delivers remarks to the American Legion 93rd Annual Conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Aug. 30, 2011. White House photo by Chuck Kennedy



U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, talks with Afghan authorities during his visit with military and civilian personnel assigned to Regional Command Southwest in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 25, 2011. Allen received operational and intelligence briefings during his visits to Forward Operating Base Shawqat and Operating Post Strega. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael O'Connor



Army 1st Sgt. Gerald Eagan throws his rucksack in front of him while pulling security detail during a heliborne insertion mission as part of the Order of the Arctic Sapper competition on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 17, 2011. Eagan is assigned to the 6th Engineer Battalion. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher



Troops pick up debris at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Aug. 29, 2011, after Hurricane Irene drenched the East Coast. More than eight inches of rain fell and winds exceeded 70 mph in the area. Flooding remains a problem on some roads and parking lots. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan Swink



A Coast Guard C-130 Hercules fixed-winged aircraft provides an aerial view of areas affected by Hurricane Irene near Oregon Inlet in Elizabeth City, N.C., Aug. 29, 2011. The C-130 crew is assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City. The Coast Guard is providing overflights to assist state and local agencies as part of the joint response to the hurricane. U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann



Navy Chief Warrant Officer Keith Pritchett flies a large American flag above Westview High School in San Diego, Aug. 24, 2011. Pritchett is a SEAL assigned to the Leap Frogs, the Navy parachute demonstration team, which performed during the first day of the school. U.S. Navy photo by James Woods



As seen through a night-vision device, an E-2C Hawkeye makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, marking the ship's 20,000th trap in the Arabian Sea, Aug. 23, 2011. The Hawkeye crew is assigned to the Carrier Airborne Early Warning Sqaudron 124. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Sheppard



U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Marc De St. Aubin hugs his daughters after the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge arrives at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 29, 2011. The Blue Ridge returned to Yokosuka after a two-month patrol throughout the Pacific region. De St. Aubin is an intelligence specialist. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Melvin F. Orr III

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