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08/31/2009

KEY CEREMONY

Surrounded by family, and with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates to his left, retired Marine Capt. Dan Moran, center, receives the key to his new home in Cypress, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009. Moran's home was built by Helping a Hero, a nonprofit organization that builds specially adapted homes for severely wounded servicemembers injured in theater during the war on terror. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen

08/31/2009

HELPING A HERO

Retired U.S. Marine Capt. Dan Moran, his wife Teal, and their two children Trey and Macy, take a photo with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates outside his new home built by Perry Homes and Helping a Hero in Cypress, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009. Helping a Hero is a nonprofit organization that builds specially adapted homes for severely wounded servicemembers injured in theater during the war on terror. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen

08/31/2009

MC-12 LIBERTY

A worker briefs Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on the MC-12 Liberty aircraft during a tour of the production facility in Greenville, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009. The MC-12 is a medium-altitude manned special-mission turboprop aircraft designed for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance which will be deployed in theatre in support of coalition and joint ground forces. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen

08/31/2009

SAVING LIVES

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with nearly 300 plant workers after taking a tour of the MC-12 production facility in Greenville, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009. The MC-12 is a medium-altitude manned special-mission turboprop aircraft designed for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance which will be deployed in theatre in support of coalition and joint ground forces. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen

08/31/2009

JUMPING JACKS

U.S. Army soldiers practice a parachute landing fall during a joint forcible entry exercise on Pope Air Force Base, N.C., Aug. 25, 2009. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andy M. Kin

08/31/2009

PAPILLION PLAYERS

The U.S. Navy Band, Horizon, performs at Shadow Lake Towne Center, one of many performances during Omaha Navy Week, in Papillion, Neb., Aug, 27, 2009. Navy Weeks are designed to show Americans the investment they have made in their Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Gary Ward

08/31/2009

CONTRACTORS' CONCERNS

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Graham Auten, center, discusses a road project with contractors in the Tag Ab district of Kapisa province, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2009. Auten is a civil engineer assigned to the Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Darrick B. Lee

08/31/2009

MARKET WATCH

An Iraqi boy rolls a tire behind U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Foxworth during a joint patrol with Iraqi army soldiers in a market in southeastern Baghdad, Aug. 18, 2009. Foxworth is an infantry section leader assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's Company D, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell

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