U.S. Army Spc. Jon Staib, a route clearance driver and gunner, trains an Iraqi army soldier to operate the controls of a husky engineer vehicle to detonate possible improvised explosives devices, June 26, 2008. The training was part of a route clearance exercise on Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Tikrit, Iraq. Staib is assigned to the 326th Engineers Battalion, 58th Combat Engineers Company, 18th Engineer Brigade.
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Opal Vaughn
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, Sandee Cartwright and her husband Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, walk out before an evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., June 27, 2008. Cartwright hosted the event at which Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates was the guest of honor.
Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adam M. Stump
Gen. Alexander B. Yano, chief of staff of the Philippine Armed Forces, and U.S. Navy Rear Adm. James P. Wisecup, commander of Carrier Strike Group 7, discuss the progress and plans for future clean up efforts in Iloilo, Philippines, June 27, 2008. At the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan is off the coast of Panay Island providing humanitarian assistance in the wake of Typhoon Fengshen.
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac
Left to right, Jhen Bryant, Aaron Naquin, Daniel Lind, and Rebekkah Orrell, a group of military students, lead the room in saying the Pledge of Allegiance before a signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding at the Pentagon, June 25, 2008. The memorandum promotes better educational opportunities for military children.
Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess
Philippine military personnel prepare to transport bottles of water delivered by U.S. troops from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan so they can be distributed in devastated areas in the Republic of the Philippines, June 26, 2008. U.S. forces are conducting humanitarian operations in the country after Typhoon Fengshen caused widespread damage. At the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines, the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan is off the coast of Panay Island providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response.
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joe Painter
Members of the U.S. Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 264 prepare to refuel the V-22 Osprey, a tilt-rotor aircraft, as it approaches Camp Atterbury, June 12, 2008. The Osprey was making a logistics flight from Marine Corps Air Station, New River, N.C., to resupply Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which is training on Camp Atterbury, Ind.
U.S. Army photo by Capt. Greg Lundeberg
U.S. Air Force Technical Sgt. Devan Chuvnoski prepares cinder blocks to build a new medical clinic in Yanama, Peru, during New Horizons-Peru, June 23, 2008. New Horizons is a U.S. and Peruvian humanitarian mission to provide relief to underprivileged Peruvians. Chuvnoski, a civil engineer, is assigned to the 820th RED HORSE Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. James P. Wisecup, left, shakes hands with Philippines Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes, June 25, 2008. Wisecup, commander of Carrier Strike Group 7, arrived in Iloilo to assess damage caused by Typoon Fengshen. The USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and the Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USS Safeguard also provided assistance.
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jennifer Kimball