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08/29/2009

CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses graduates of the New Jersey National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy at their graduation in Trenton, N.J., Aug. 29, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

08/29/2009

TAKING THE OATH

Three graduates of the New Jersey National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy take the oath enlisting them in the New Jersey National Guard during their graduation in Trenton, N.J., Aug. 29, 2009. The program identifies New Jersey youth who have dropped out of high school and uses military style training to enhance their life skills and employment potential. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

08/29/2009

YOUTH CHALLENGE

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, congratulates graduates of the New Jersey National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy at their graduation in Trenton, N.J., Aug. 29, 2009. The program identifies New Jersey youth who have dropped out of high school and uses military style training to enhance their life skills and employment potential. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

08/28/2009

JUNGLE JUICE

U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Daniel Mora advances through an obstacle course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 21, 2009. Mora is assigned to the Provost Marshal's Office. Jungle training shows troops how to become effective war fighters in a jungle environment by teaching them land navigation, small unit leadership, patrolling and obstacle maneuvering. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Leon M. Branchaud

08/28/2009

OVER THE MOON

An E-3 Sentry AWACS aircraft takes off while participating in a Red Flag exercise from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 25, 2009. Red Flag offers pilots and ground crews training in actual wartime scenarios to increase their combat skills. U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Robert J. Sabonis

08/28/2009

GOING GLOBEMASTER

U.S. Army soldiers ride in an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft for the air-drop portion of a joint forcible entry exercise over Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 26, 2009. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Robertson

08/28/2009

PLAY PALS

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Troy Martin interacts with Afghan children during a security patrol through Helmand province's Nawa district, Afghanistan Aug. 25, 2009. The Marines, assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, are conducting security patrols to decrease insurgent activity and gain the trust of the Afghan people. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Artur Shvartsberg

08/28/2009

WELDER WORK

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Robert Campbell Jr. uses a welder to modify a K-span arch for the new mine-resistant, ambush-protected armored vehicle rollover trainer on Ali Base, Iraq, Aug. 27, 2009. Campbell is assigned to the 557th Expeditionary Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tony R. Ritter

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