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U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Ryan L. Avery, left, and U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael J. McGrath provide aerial security during lift off from Gurjat village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2013. Avery, a crew chief, and McGrath, a mechanic, are assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462, which supported Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia



Secretary of State John F. Kerry delivers remarks during the announcement of Veterans Partnership, a new program, at the State Department in Washington, D.C., Oct. 31, 2013. The partnership is intended to help veterans find international employment opportunities in the private and public sectors. U.S. State Department photo



U.S. Army Pfc. Rohan Wright, center, prepares to fire an M203 grenade launcher at the weapons range on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Afghanistan's Paktia province, Oct. 18, 2013. Wright, a cavalry scout, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller



Darryl Hunter teaches soldiers about antenna theory during a field class as part of a leaders course on reconnaissance surveillance on Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 23, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross



A U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter carries a shipping container during retrograde operations and base closures in Afghanistan's Wardak province, Oct. 26, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg



Navy Petty Officer Engineman 1st Class Kevin Ives, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton, embraces his sons during a homecoming celebration on Naval Base San Diego, Oct. 29, 2013. The Princeton conducted maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Farrington



U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Scott Cunningham, right, motions to load the trucks as the convoy prepares to leave the old provincial headquarters building in Kandahar City, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2013. Cunningham, a convoy commander, is assigned to Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Clay Beyersdorfer



Dr. Jill Biden, second from right, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, works with Senate spouses, USO volunteers and White House interns to load care packs for wounded warriors at the vice president's home in Washington, D.C., Oct. 29, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

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