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04/29/2008

JCOC Visits Honduras

Participants from the 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) observe a Blackhawk helicopter slingload and simulated disaster response exercise on Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 24, 2008. The JCOC was created in 1948 and is the oldest existing Pentagon outreach program. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald

04/28/2008

Weapons Search in Mosul

U.S. Army soldiers cut a chain off a gate with bolt cutters before securing the building and conducting a search for bomb and weapon paraphernalia in the neighborhood of Younis Al Sabawi in Mosul, Iraq, April 23, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Sarah De Boise

04/25/2008

Gainey Retires After 33 Years, Top NCO Post

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. William J. Gainey, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife Cindy render honors during the playing of the national anthem at Gainey's retirement ceremony, Fort Myer, Arlington, Va., April 25, 2008. Gainey, who retired after 33 years, was selected in 2005 by then chairman U.S. Marine Gen. Peter Pace to serve as the first senior enlisted advisor. Defense Dept. photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

04/25/2008

Daughters and Sons Day at the Pentagon

Nearly 1,000 children of Pentagon employees participated in arts and crafts activities in the Pentagon's courtyard, April 24, 2008, during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Defense Dept. photo by Sebastian J. Sciotti Jr.

04/25/2008

JCOC Participants Visit Cartagena, Colombia

Participants of the 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference greet Colombian military naval officials during a cultural visit to Cartagena, Colombia, April 23, 2008. Sponsored by the Secretary of Defense, JCOC is reserved for American leaders interested in expanding their knowledge of the military and national defense. JCOC 75 participants will visit five countries, three forward operating locations, two naval bases and a Navy carrier in U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility from April 18-26. JCOC participants attend briefings by senior military and civilian officials followed by hands-on experience observing exercises and participating in training. They also interact with troops engaged in U.S. commercial, diplomatic, humanitarian and military interests around the globe. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald

04/24/2008

JCOC Observes Colombia Training

Participants from the 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference are briefed by senior Colombian officials at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Narcotics Affairs Division outside Bogota, Colombia, April 22, 2008. Sponsored by the Secretary of Defense, JCOC is reserved for American leaders interested in expanding their knowledge of the military and national defense. JCOC 75 participants will visit five countries, three forward operating locations, two naval bases and a Navy carrier in U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility from April 18-26. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald

04/23/2008

JCOC Visits USS George Washington

75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference participants receive a helicopter safety brief and don life preservers prior to flying on a Navy SH-60 Seahawk in Rio de Janeiro, April. 20, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison

04/22/2008

Gates Visits West Point

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates shakes hands with Lt. Gen. Franklin Hagenbeck, superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, upon his arrival at Stewart Field, N.Y., April 21, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen

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