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08/31/2006

SEARCH AND RESCUE EXERCISE

U.S. Air Force airmen from the 18th Wing are brought aboard a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter from the 33rd Rescue Squadron during an exercise held off the shores of Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 29, 2006. The exercise partnered seven Air Force squadrons in land, sea and air training operations involving search and rescue, mass casualty field triage, medical patient loading and transport. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeremy McGuffin

08/31/2006

BOARDING A GLOBEMASTER

U.S. Army paratroopers with the 35th Signal Battalion, board a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 21, 2006. The paratroopers conducted an airdrop as part of Joint Forcible Entry Exercise, an Army and Air Force training exercise designed to validate combat readiness of leadership, planning staff, aircrews and ground forces through integrated scenario-based training operations. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Russell E. Cooley IV

08/30/2006

WEAPON REGISTRATION

Iraqi army soldiers compare the serial number on a weapon found in a mosque to official registration documents ensuring proper registration of the weapon during a cordon and search mission in the Adhamiyah neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 27, 2006. The Iraqi army soldiers were the only soldiers allowed to search the mosque. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Adrian Cadiz

08/31/2006

TRUMPET SOLO

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Grondell plays a trumpet solo during a performance at Undana University in Kupang, Indonesia, Aug. 22, 2006. Grondell is a member of the U.S. Navy Showband currently deployed with the hospital ship USNS Mercy which is conducting humanitarian and civic assistance missions during its five-month deployment to South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael R. McCormick

08/30/2006

RUMSFELD AT AMERICAN LEGION

U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld addresses the audience during the 88th American Legion National Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 29, 2006. Speaking to the veterans at the convention, he applauded them for their help in dispelling the negative perceptions and standing up for the truth about the military. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen

08/30/2006

RALLY FOR THE TROOPS

Military personnel salute Vice President Dick Cheney upon his arrival at a rally for the troops, Aug. 29, 2006, at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Neb. Offutt is home to the U.S. Strategic Command Headquarters and the Fighting 55th Wing, the largest wing in the Air Combat Command and the second largest in the Air Force. White House photo by David Bohrer

08/29/2006

OPERATION GIVE

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, center, speaks with Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Paul Holton, Operation Give founder and president, during a meeting with organization volunteers in Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 29, 2006. Operation Give is a nonprofit organization that supports children in war-torn and natural-disaster-affected areas of the world. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen

08/29/2006

RUMSFELD AT VFW

U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld receives the 2006 Dwight D. Eisenhower Award from Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander-in-Chief James Mueller at the VFW convention in Reno, Nev., Aug. 28, 2006. Rumsfeld received the award for his contributions towards securing the nation from foreign threats. Dept. of Defense photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen

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