Lead Photos

August 2012

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08/30/2012

IWO JIMA ASHES

U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Andrew Thomasson is splashed by water as he fulfills his promise and lays his grandfather's ashes to rest on Iwo Jima's Invasion Beach in Iwo Jima, Japan, Aug. 28, 2012. His grandfather, Petty Officer 2nd Class Oscar Thomasson, survived the battle even though his landing craft was destroyed en route to the island. Thomasson, 80, died Dec. 22, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel Sanford

08/31/2012

FORT BLISS ADDRESS

President Barack Obama talks to soldiers about the future of the Army and the United States during a visit to Fort Bliss, Texas, Aug. 31, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Armored Division. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Melissa Parrish

08/31/2012

WAITING FOR OBAMA

Soldiers assigned to the 1st Armored Division wait to hear President Barack Obama's speech on Fort Bliss, Texas. Obama discussed the future of the Army and the United States. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Melissa Parrish

08/31/2012

OBAMA ADDRESS

President Barack Obama addresses service members and their families during a visit to Fort Bliss, Texas, Aug. 31, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

08/31/2012

TEXAS TROOPS

President Barack Obama addresses service members and their families during a visit to Fort Bliss, Texas, Aug. 31, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

08/31/2012

TROOPS AND FAMILIES

President Barack Obama addresses service members and their families during a visit to Fort Bliss, Texas, Aug. 31, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

08/31/2012

MISSION BUDDIES

U.S. Army Spc. Nicholas Cerreto, right, helps a fellow soldier prepare on Forward Operating Base Farah before departing for a mission in Farah City in Afghanistan's Farah province, Aug. 29, 2012. Cerreto is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Benjamin Addison

08/31/2012

IRISH HONOR GUARD

U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, reviews the Irish Honor Guard at Brugha Barracks in Dublin, Aug. 31, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen

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