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April 2010

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Gates Meets With Lithuanian Defense Minister

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is on hand to welcome Lithuanian Minister of National Defense Rasa Jukneviciene as she steps from her limousine at the Pentagon River Entrance, April 30, 2010. The two defense leaders were slated to hold security talks on a variety of issues of mutual interest to both nations. DoD photo by R. D. Ward


Soldiers Conduct Forcible Entry Exercise

U.S. Army soldiers conduct practice landing falls during a forcible entry exercise on Pope Air Force Base, N.C., April 26, 2010. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. The Division's brigades use forcible entry exercises to train for real-world contingency operations. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kamaile O. Long


Mullen Attends Atlantic Council Awards Gala

Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the audience at the annual Atlantic Council Awards Gala in Washington, D.C., April 26, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley


Bidens Open Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride

Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, exit the White House to head for the South Lawn of the White House to speak to the crowd during opening ceremonies for the Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride, Washington, D.C., April 27, 2010. DoD photo by William D. Moss


U.S. Soldiers Take Fitness Test

U.S. Army Sgt. Gary Turmelle stretches before an Army physical fitness test on Camp Ramadi, Iraq, April 17, 2010. Turmelle is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team, Advise and Assist Brigade. The test was administered to those aiming for schools in the Noncommissioned Officer Education System. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod


Navy Conducts Combat Exercise

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Fuchs engages a simulated waterborne threat with the rear M240B machine gun aboard a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a Navy Expeditionary Combat Command exercise in San Diego, April 22, 2010. The weeklong exercise is designed to provide sailors with realistic combat training to prepare for deployments. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class James E. Foehl


Lynn Visits Vandenberg Air Force Base and Los Angeles

Air Force Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, commander of Air Force Space Command, greets Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III as he arrives on Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., April 27, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison


U.S. Troops Return to Families

U.S. sailors assigned to the USS Hopper greet their newborn children upon returning to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Pearl Harbor, April 23, 2010, after a scheduled seven-month deployment. The Hopper departed, Sept. 14, 2009, for an independent deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Stirrup

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