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May 2010

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05/31/2010

Leaders Honor Fallen at Arlington, Vietnam Wall

A large audience gathered to observe Memorial Day, May 31, 2010, at Arlington National Cemetery. Featured speakers included Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III, and Vice President of the United States Joe Biden. DoD photo by Robert D. Ward

05/31/2010

Memorial Day Concert Honors Veterans, Fallen

U.S. Army Herald Trumpets perform at the National Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on May 30, 2010. Each year, more than 300,000 people gather for the concert at the Nation's Capitol to honor the sacrifices of America's veterans. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

05/28/2010

Troops Place Flags In Arlington National Cemetery

Members of Fort Myer’s 3rd U.S. Infantry, known as the Old Guard, with flags in hand march out to their assigned sections during the “Flags In” ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., May 27, 2010. DoD photo by William D. Moss

05/27/2010

Soldiers Compete for Best Warrior

U.S. Army Sgt. Jared Berkham tosses a practice grenade at a target bunker during the Best Warrior Competition on Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore., May 23, 2010. Berkman, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 116th Armored Regiment, Oregon Army National Guard, won the 2010 Oregon Soldier of the Year. U.S. Army photo by Spc. John T. Dow

05/26/2010

Mullen Attends U.S. Air Force Academy Commencement

Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with U.S. Air Force Academy cadet graduates before delivering the commencement speech during ceremonies in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 26, 2010. Mullen's message to the 1,001 newly commissioned second lieutenants focused on duty and service to the country. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

05/26/2010

Deputy Defense Secretary Lynn Visits Omaha, Neb.

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III has a discussion with U.S. Strategic Command Commander U.S. Air Force Gen. Kevin P. Chilton and U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, commander of the 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command, while attending the Cyberspace Symposium in Omaha, Neb., May 26, 2010. Lynn gave the Cyberspace Symposium speech and took questions afterwards. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison

05/25/2010

Gates Attends U.S. Coast Guard Change of Command Ceremony

A U.S. Coast Guard Band member warms up as a boat patrols the Potomac River near Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., during the U.S. Coast Guard Change of Command Ceremony, May 25, 2010. Coast Guard Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr. relieved Adm. Thad W. Allen as commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard during the ceremony. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen

05/25/2010

National Guard Builds Cabins for Veterans

U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Jeremy Frank welcomes soldiers to Marine St. Croix, Minn., May 14, 2010, where they will spend this year's annual training building three cabins at the Disabled Veterans Rest Camp on Big Marine Lake. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ben Houtkooper

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