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July 2009

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Army Chief Attends Fort Jackson's Family Day

New recruits at the Fort Jackson, S.C., Military Entrance Processing Station meet Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., July 30, 2009. U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen


Army Chief Visits Fort Jackson, S.C.

Dr. Amy Adler of the Walter Reed Army Institue of Research briefs Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., about the application of Battlemind training to the recruits at Fort Jackson, S.C., July 30, 2009. Battlemind is training that's designed to build resiliency in soldiers. U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen


Gates Welcomes Mexican Defense Secretary

Mexican Secretary of National Defense Gen. Guillermo Galvan, left, and U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates stand at attention during a full honors arrival ceremony welcoming Galvan to the Pentagon, July 30, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Molly A. Burgess


Army Chief Visits Fort Hood

U.S. Army Pfcs. Levisee and Matthews talk with Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army chief of staff, about the unique training they are receiving on the Resiliency Campus on Fort Hood, Texas, July 28, 2009. Casey visited Fort Hood and other Army facilities to examine what local commands are doing to help soldiers and their families deal with the challenges they face through Army service. U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen


U.S. Troops Search Cave for Weapons

U.S. Army Spc. Jonathan Araiza uses a pick mattock to search a pile of loose dirt for enemy weapons caches in a cave near Shah Wali Zarat in Khost province, Afghanistan, July 24, 2009. Araiza is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's Company A, 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Smith


Soldiers Build Helicopter Pad

U.S. Army soldiers construct a new helicopter landing pad as the sun rises over the National Training Center in the Mojave Desert, Fort Irwin, Calif., July 21, 2009. The soldiers are combat engineers assigned to the 327th Combat Engineer Company. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brent Powell


Gates Visits Erbil, Iraq

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is greeted by Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Regional Government at the regional White House during a brief visit to Erbil, Iraq, July 29, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison


Marines Airlift Lightweight Howitzer

U.S. Marines rush towards an M777 105-mm lightweight Howitzer to rig it for lifting by an MH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter as part of Talisman Saber, an exercise in Shoalwater Bay, Australia, July 19, 2009. The Marines, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex, are assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and the helicopter crew is assigned to the unit's Air Combat Element. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark R. Alvarez

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