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October 2011

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U.S. Troops Provide Relief to Turkey Earthquake Victims

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kevin Dimaggio directs a pallet of humanitarian supplies onto a 60K loader on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 29, 2011. U.S. crews will ship the supplies to support Turkey-led relief efforts following a recent earthquake in Van province, Turkey. The U.S. Defense Department tasked U.S. European Command to airlift relief supplies to Van province at the request of the Turkish government. Dimaggio is an air transportation specialist assigned to the 721st Aerial Port Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chenzira Mallory


Runners Participate in Marine Marathon in United States, Afghanistan

Runners in the 36th annual Marine Corps Marathon kick off the race in Washington, D.C, Oct. 30, 2011. More than 30,000 runners participated in the race. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kuande Hall



U.S. Air Force airmen of the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and a critical care air transport team from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center prepare to unload wounded Libyan fighters from a C-130J Hercules airplane on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 29, 2011. U.S. Africa Command is supporting international humanitarian relief efforts in Libya at the direction of by the Secretary of Defense and at the request of the Department of State. Specifically, the U.S. military transported four wounded Libyans for treatment in medical facilities in Europe and 28 to the United States. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chenzira Mallory


Dempsey Joins Panetta in South Korea; Visits Japan

U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, right, meets with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 27, 2011. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen


U.S. Marines, Sailors Patrol in Helmand Province, Afghanistan

U.S. Marines and sailors prepare to board helicopters to support Operation Eastern Storm in the Kajaki Sofla district in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 15, 2011. The troops, assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, are clearing insurgents from the area and patrolling through heavily vegetated terrain where they come under fire from insurgent ambushes and attacks. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James Clark


U.S. Sailors Conduct Training Operations in Arabian Sea

An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned flies near the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the Arabian Sea, Oct. 24, 2011. The Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley


Panetta Attends Meeting With South Korean Defense Minister

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta shakes hands with South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin before a security consultative meeting in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 28, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey


Week-in-Photos 10/17 - 10/23

An aerial view shows flood waters surrounding a temple as members of the Humanitarian Assessment Survey Team assess damage north of Bangkok, Oct. 16, 2011. The team included 10 Marines from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, which trains regularly to respond to natural disasters during exercises on Okinawa and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robert J. Maurer

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