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October 2009

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10/30/2009

U.S. Marines Patrol in Afghanistan's Nawa District

U.S. Marines conduct a security patrol through the Nawa district in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2009. The Marines, assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, are conducting security patrols to decrease insurgent activity and gain the trust of the Afghan people. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Artur Shvartsberg

10/29/2009

Troops Participate in World Series

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. talks with wounded soldiers while en route to Yankee Stadium in New York, Oct. 28, 2009. DoD Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison

10/27/2009

U.S. Paratroopers Train at Night in Iraq

A U.S. Army paratrooper walks with two chemical lights as his unit acts as quick reaction force for Camp Ramadi, Iraq, Oct. 26, 2009. The paratrooper is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. The unit serves as an advise-and-assist brigade, which is one of the Army’s newest tools to aid Iraqi security forces and civil institutions to become self sufficient. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Michael J. MacLeod

10/27/2009

Obama Visits Naval Air Station Jacksonville

President Barack Obama arrives on Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., on Air Force One, Oct. 26, 2009. During his visit he delivered remarks to about 3,500 sailors, Marines and other troops. Obama also met with Gold Star families who have lost a loved one in Iraq or Afghanistan to personally thank them for their sacrifice. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Heather Ewton

10/26/2009

Paratroopers Hone Howitzer Skills

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Antonio Alvarado pounds into the restraints holding down his platoon’s howitzer during a training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 14-16, 2009. Alvarado is a paratrooper assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jessica M. Kuhn

10/26/2009

U.S. Marines Patrol Nawa District, Afghanistan

U.S. Marines prepare to move to a different fighting position after receiving fire during a security patrol through the Nawa district in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 15, 2009. The Marines, assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, were conducting security patrols to decrease insurgent activity and gain the trust of the Afghan people. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Artur Shvartsberg

10/24/2009

Gates Attends NATO Ministerial

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, walks with U.N. Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to attend a NATO meeting of defense ministers in Bratislava, Slovakia, Oct. 23, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison

10/23/2009

Mullen Meets With Japanese Leaders in Tokyo

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife Deborah are welcomed to Japan by Air Force Lt. Gen. Edward A. Rice Jr., commander, U.S. Forces Japan, Yakota Air Base, Japan. Mullen is wrapping up a five-day Asia trip visiting counterparts in Tokyo and Korea. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

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