Army Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers defeats U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program teammate Spc. Tim Taylor in the finals of the 264.5-pound Greco-Roman division of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling June 15, 2008, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' Thomas and Mack Center. Byers won the best-of-three series, 2-1, and earned a berth in the 2008 Summer Olympics, scheduled for Aug. 8-24 in Beijing.
U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army soldiers get prepared for a population engagement patrol at the Joint Security Station Shula, Iraq, July 18, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company B, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment.
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez
U.S. Air Force Capt. Kristin Hubbard, a pilot, checks the landing gear on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during an exercise on Osan Air Base, South Korea, July 21, 2008. The readiness exercise tests the abilities of the airmen to execute combat operations, receive follow-on forces and defend the base from attack.
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Boitz
The Rockford Barbershop Chorus sings "God Bless America" during the Tri-County Korean War Memorial dedication ceremony at Loves Park, Ill., July 27, 2008. Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright, originally from the neighboring town of Rockford, was the keynote speaker at the event.
Defense Dept. photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Adam M. Stump
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Leonard Patrick, Col. Eric Wilbur and Chief Master Sgt. Juan Lewis greet Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates upon his arrival at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, July 24, 2008.
Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
World War II veterans Spencer Moore, left, and William Perry are assisted to the podium by Defense Secretary Robert Gates in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington, D.C., July 23, 2008. The ceremony commemorated President Truman's executive order 60 years ago that marked the beginning of racial integration in the armed services.
U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Monroe Steuber prepares his parachute before participating in a combat jump training exercise over Camp Al Asad, Iraq, July 18, 2008. The Marines, assigned 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 5, are conducting jump exercises to promote operational readiness and sound execution in a combat environment.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler W. Hill
U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Capt. Michael Mai takes a practice hammer throw at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track & Field, July 4, 2008.
U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
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