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04/01/2006

Combat Training

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tom Romano guards a convoy's perimeter during combat training at Fort Bragg, N.C., on March 27, 2006, before deploying to Afghanistan. Romano volunteered for a year-long deployment with the Bagram Provincial Reconstruction Team. He is a security forces specialist from Minot Air Force Base, N.D. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Mark D. Gibson

04/02/2006

Hornet Launch

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Fighting Vigilantes” of Strike Fighter Squadron 151 prepares to launch from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordon R. Beesley

04/03/2006

Security Support

U.S. Army Sgt. Charles Dennis sets up his M-240 machine gun on a roof in Monfia, Iraq, March 31, 2006, in support of an air assault operation. Dennis is from 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jeremy L. Wood

04/03/2006

Contingency Skills

A U.S. Air Force airman engages "opposing forces" during the convoy operations block of the contingency skills training course at Fort Dix, N.J., April 1, 2006. Hosted by the Air Mobility Warfare Center and the 421st Combat Training Squadron, the course prepares airmen with the skills needed to operate in contingency environments. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jennifer C. Wallis

04/04/2006

Iraq Visit

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice waves to airmen at Sather Air Base, Iraq, April 3, 2006, after she and British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw attended meetings with Iraq government officials in Baghdad. She is accompanied by U.S. Air Force Col. Dennis Ployer, 447th Expeditionary Group commander, and Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. ambassador to Iraq. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Will Ackerman

04/04/2006

Assumption Of Command

UIraqi soldiers of 1st Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division ride in up-armored Humvees during an assumption of command ceremony at Forward Operating Base Danger, Iraq, April 3, 2006. The 1st Brigade took command of the Samarra and Tikrit, Iraq, battlespace from the U.S. Army 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Alfred Johnson

04/05/2006

Condolences

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld expresses his condolences to Jane Weinberger, wife of the late Casper W. Weinberger, at the funeral for her husband at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on April 4, 2006. Weinberger took office as the 15th defense secretary on Jan. 21, 1981, and served until Nov. 23, 1987, making him the longest serving defense secretary to date. During his tenure in office, Weinberger spearheaded President Ronald Reagan's peacetime military buildup. Weinberger d Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

04/05/2006

Global Service Award

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Marine Gen. Peter Pace waits for the ovation to finish after he received the Global Service Award on behalf of the U.S. Armed Forces from the World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C. on April 4, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen

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