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October 2007

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10/31/2007

Annapolis Farewell

Navy Capt. Margaret G. Kibben, U.S. Naval Academy chaplain, leads the ceremonial honor guard carrying the casket of Adm. William J. Crowe, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, into the academy chapel on Oct. 31, 2007, in Annapolis, Md. Crowe, the 11th chairman, died Oct. 18 at the age of 82. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

10/30/2007

Gold Medal Ceremony

Capt. Bill Perry, master of ceremonies for the Gold Medal of Remembrance presentation, Oct. 29, 2007, reflects on the meaning of the medallion before the medals are awarded to the children of five servicemembers that were killed in Afghanistan or Iraq. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen was on hand for the presentation. Defense Dept. photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

10/29/2007

Gates Presents Decoration to Aggie Alumnus

Marine 1st Lt. Dan Moran salutes Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates during the University of Kansas-Texas A&M football game in College Station, Texas, Oct. 27, 2007. Moran, a former Aggie wounded in Iraq is the recipient of the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby

10/27/2007

Secretary Gates Receives Award for Excellence in Public Service

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates shares a laugh with Former President George H. W. Bush, onboard a C-32 Aircraft to College Station, Texas, Oct. 26, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby

10/26/2007

Army Equipment Used to Fight Wildfires

U.S. Army equipment is unloaded from an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at March Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 24, 2007. The equipment is part of a federal support package used to assist federal, state and local agencies responding to the California wildfires. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Troy Latham

10/26/2007

Mullen Visits Center for a New American Security

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen gives his first public speech since becoming chairman at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, Oct. 25, 2007. The event was hosted by the Center for a New American Security which develops strong national security and defense policies promoting and safeguarding American interests and values. Defense Dept. photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

10/25/2007

Schwarzenegger Gives Update

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger discuss the California wildfires as U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William H. Wade II, left, adjutant general of the California Army National Guard, and Federal Emergency Management Agency Director David Paulison, look on during a visit to Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Oct. 24, 2007. More than 1,500 National Guard soldiers and airmen are helping civilian authorities tackling the fires. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill

10/25/2007

Military Aids Evacuees

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Mike Fehn, Regimental Combat Team 5, briefs Marines on plans for handling wildfire evacuees at the Regimental Information Facility on Camp San Mateo, Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 22, 2007. The brief covered the team's role in the upcoming reception of hundreds of evacuees from approaching wildfires threatening local homes. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Seth Maggard

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