U.S. Army soldiers from the 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, North Carolina Army National Guard , observe and create a detour in area of the U.S.-Mexican border in San Luis, Ariz., July 26, 2006. The soldiers are currently working with the U.S. Border Patrol in support of Operation Jump Start.
U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen
U.S. Marines from 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment participate in a military operation in urban terrain exercise at the Combined Training Facility on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, July 23, 2006, in support of exercise Rim of the Pacific 2006.
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rebecca J. Moat
A Bulgarian armored personnel carrier leads the assault on a suspected terrorist base at the Military Operation in Urban Terrain (MOUT) area of the Novo Selo Training Area in Bulgaria, July 18, 2006. The MOUT site was a major training aide used for exercise Immediate Response 2006, involving approximately 800 soldiers from Bulgaria, Romania and the U.S. Army.
U.S. Army photo by Gary L. Kieffer
U.S. Air Force airmen from the 421st Air Expeditionary Group construct small shelter system tents used to house deployed troops during exercise Eagle Flag 06-3 at Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst, N.J., July 17, 2006. The exercise tests nearly 400 airmen on their expeditionary combat and support skills and helps to prepare them for upcoming deployments.
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lanie McNeal
A landing craft utility, carrying U.S. citizens, prepares to enter the well deck of the amphibious transport dock USS Nashville to assist in the departure of U.S. citizens from Beirut, Lebanon, July 20, 2006.
U.S. Navy photo
A U.S. Naval sea cadet prepares a C-4 explosive charge inside a mineral water bottle before setting it off in the field during explosive ordnance disposal (EOD)/dive training at Fort Story, Va., July 12, 2006. The EOD/dive training is a three-week long course that not only educates sea cadets about the naval special warfare community, but also emphasizes teamwork along with individual accomplishments in the team environment.
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kitt Amaritnant
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. John R. Vines (left), commander, XVIII Airborne Corps, stands with President George W. Bush just before the President's Independence Day speech to the Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base, N.C., community at Fort Bragg, July 4, 2006.
U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden
U.S. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and members of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) say the Pledge of Allegiance during a ceremony at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., June 30, 2006. Gen. Pace was the guest speaker and Patriot Award recipient at the annual DAR tribute to the American Armed Forces.
Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen