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07/30/2009

BUBBLE BUSINESS

U.S. Army Chaplain (Capt.) Michael Wikstrom shows Afghan refugee children how to blow bubbles during an aid delivery mission in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 24, 2009.Wikstrom is assigned to the Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan. Chaplains and coalition forces frequently volunteer to distribute donated clothing, school supplies and food aid to people throughout the Kabul area. U.S. Army photo by Senior Airman Marc Lane

07/30/2009

CHAMPION CONVERSATION

A U.S. Army soldier speaks with an Afghan woman during Operation Champion Sword in Khost province, Afghanistan, July 28, 2009. The operation directs Afghan and international security assistance forces to focus on specific militant targets and safe havens within Sabari and Terezai districts of Khost province in eastern Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Christopher Nicholas

07/30/2009

ARMY CHIEF IN CLASS

U.S. Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army chief of staff, observes a class in battlefield ethics class in the Spiritual Fitness Center on Fort Hood, Texas, July 28, 2009. Casey visited Fort Hood and other Army facilities to examine what local commands are doing to help soldiers and their families deal with the challenges they face through Army service. U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen

07/29/2009

CAVE COMPANY

U.S. Army Sgt. Stephen Olson observes as an Afghan police officer searches an area of a cave for enemy weapons caches near Shah Wali Zarat in Khost province, Afghanistan, July 24, 2009. Olson is deployed with the 25th Infantry Division's Company A, 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Smith

07/29/2009

WEAPONS WORK

U.S. Army Spc. Jonathan Araiza uses a mine detector during a mission with Afghan police officers to search for enemy weapons caches near Shah Wali Zarat in Khost province, Afghanistan, July 24, 2009. Araiza is deployed with the 25th Infantry Division's Company A, 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Smith

07/29/2009

WATER WARRIOR

U.S. Air Force Academy Basic Cadet Evan Rowley pushes through the water obstacle at the Jacks Valley assault course near Colorado Springs, Colo., July 21, 2009. Basic cadet training started June 25 and continues through Aug. 1. U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan

07/30/2009

BARBED BATTLE

U.S. Air Force Academy Basic Cadet Evan Rowley crawls under barbed wire in the Jacks Valley assault course near Colorado Springs, Colo., July 21, 2009. Basic cadet training started June 25 and continues through Aug. 1, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan

07/29/2009

SMOOTH OPERATOR

U.S. Army Spc. Gereld J. Moore carefully smoothes newly poured concrete as his unit constructs a helicopter landing pad at the National Training Center in the Mojave Desert, Fort Irwin, Calif., July 21, 2009. Moore is a combat engineer assigned to the 327th Combat Engineer Company. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brent Powell

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