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11/29/2012

LUNCHEON MEETING

Farah province Chief Justice Shams Ur-Rahman offers a traditional Afghan meal to U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mark Martin, Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah civil affairs leader, and Ray Sudweeks, U.S. State Department representative, during a luncheon meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Nov. 29, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup

11/28/2012

SANTA'S HELPER

Jennifer Jackman, a Gold Star mother, decorates the chimney with care as one of 85 volunteers from across the United States who volunteered to help decorate the White House for the holiday season, Nov. 28, 2012. Jackman's son, Marine Corps 1st Lt. Ryan M. Jackman, died in training, March 2007, near Camp Pendleton, Calif. U.S. Army photo by C. Todd Lopez

11/28/2012

EARLY HOLIDAY

First lady Michelle Obama hosted military families and their children at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 28, 2012. After thanking military families for their service and sacrifice, Mrs. Obama and military children moved to the State Dining Room, where they worked to make holiday decorations and decorate treats. U.S. Army photo by C. Todd Lopez

11/28/2012

MARINE LANDING

U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), land at Camp Dwyer, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2012. HMLA-169 conducted Operation Aero Hunter in Southern Helmand. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo

11/28/2012

GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, Jan Scruggs, founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island, and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Education Center at the Wall in Washington, D.C., Nov. 28, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

11/28/2012

SWIMMER TRAINING

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Ty Aweau conducts rescue swimmer training with an aircrew in an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter off Hermosa Beach, Calif., Nov. 16, 2012. Aweau is an Aviation Survival Technician. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers

11/28/2012

AERO HUNTER

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Patrick R. White participates in Operation Aero Hunter with other Regional Command elements in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2012. The air interdiction force was used as a quick reaction force in support of counter-insurgency operations in Southern Helmand. White is aerial observer with the air interdiction force assigned to the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo

11/28/2012

WASHINGTON TOUR

Lt. Cmdr. James Stockman, public affairs officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, gives South Korean navy Rear Adm. Jae-Ok Shima tour of the ship, under way in the Asia-Pacific, Nov. 27, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Tatiana Avery

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