U.S. Army Sgt. Whitney Houston sits in a Stryker armored vehicle decorated with a hint of patriotism, en route to a controlled fire mission, Tarmiyah, Iraq, Aug. 26, 2008. Houston is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's Public Affairs Office.
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera
U.S. Army soldiers sit aboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a pre-dawn air assault near Bayji, Iraq, Aug. 21, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. Along with Iraqi soldiers, the Screaming Eagles conducted “Operation Bessemer,” which was designed to clear rural areas of suspected extremists in the area.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard Rzepka
Fireworks, a Chinese invention, kick off the Opening Ceremony of the 29th Olympiad in Beijing, Aug. 8, 2008.
U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army soldiers fire off three rounds at their targets at the firing range in Forward Operating Base Hawk, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's Comanche Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry .
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez
U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, greets Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Nathaniel Kramer and other sideboys after arriving aboard USS Abraham Lincoln, in the North Arabian Sea, Aug. 27, 2008. The USS Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to support Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as well as Maritime Security Operations.
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Evans
U.S. Air Force World Class Athlete Program Capt. Eli Bremer, left, squares off against Mexico's Oscar Soto in the epee one-touch fencing portion of the Olympic men's modern pentathlon in Beijing, Aug. 21, 2008. Bremer had 14 victories and 21 defeats worth 736 modern pentathlon points to finish in a four-way tie for 29th place in fencing. He finished 23rd overall with a modern pentathlon total of 5,204 points in the event that consists of pistol shooting, fencing, swimming, equestrian show jumping and running.
U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel Cook, a member of the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Demonstration Team, jumps "in the colors" at the 50th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show in Chicago, Aug. 16, 2008.
U.S. Army photo by Courtney Wittman
U.S. Army Pfc. Justin Coley, a metal worker, pulls out a wench cable during vehicle recover training on Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 14, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division's Company B, 15th Brigade Support Battalion.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim
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