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May 2007

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05/30/2007

Gates Attends Air Force Academy Graduation

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates meets with cadets prior to the start of the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation ceremony, Colorado Springs, Colo., May 30, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby

05/30/2007

Gates Visits Twentynine Palms

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates returns a salute from Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Melvin G. Spiese upon his arrival at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif., May 29, 2007. The mission of the 1.4-square-mile training base is to conduct live-fire combined arms training, urban operations, and Joint/Coalition level integration training that promotes operational forces readiness and prepares the troops for future deployments. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby

05/30/2007

Gates Arrives in Colorado

Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force Gen. T. Michael Moseley, and Commander North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command Gen. Victor E. Renuart, are among other key personnel who salute as Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates arrives at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., May 29, 2007. Gates is in Colorado Springs to deliver the commencement speech for the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation, May 30, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby

05/28/2007

Rolling Thunder Ride to Honor Troops

A couple ride by on their motorcycle, American flag waving in the wind, headed to the Pentagon in preparation for this year's 'Rolling Thunder' ride to Washington, DC. to commemorate this Memorial Day and honor fallen servicemembers, POWs and MIAs, in Arlington Va., May 27, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by William D. Moss

05/25/2007

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Lieutenant Gen. John Sattler, Director for Strategic Plans and Policy, speaks to the founder of Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Bonnie Carrol in Arlington, VA, May 25, 2007. TAPS provides a support network for the surviving families of those who have died in service to America. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen

05/25/2007

Gates Attends U.S. Naval Academy Graduation

U.S. Naval Academy graduation and commissioning ceremony is held in the Navy and Marine Corps memorial stadium in Annapolis, Md., May 25, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby

05/25/2007

National World War II Memorial

National World War II Memorial --------------------- Photo by Rick Latoff / American Battle Monuments Commission

05/24/2007

Marine Corps War Memorial

Marine Corps War Memorial --------------------- Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly Burgess

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