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November 2012

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DOD Leaders Honor Photography Winners

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with Army Capt. John Rutledge, one of 12 winners in the Art in Embassies contest best in show awards ceremony at the Pentagon, Nov. 30, 2012. The contest, titled "Serving Abroad ... Through Their Eyes" in honor of Veterans Day, was sponsored by the Defense Department and the State Department's Office of Art in Embassies. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo


Week in Photos 11/24 - 11/30

Flashes of lighting are seen over the horizon as the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower operates in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Nov. 19, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman


U.S. Soldiers Meet with Afghan Officials in Farah, Afghanistan

U.S. Army Sgt. Thaddaeus Hendershot, left, conducts a pre-mission briefing on Forward Operating Base Farah before departing to meet with the chief justice of Farah province in Farah, Afghanistan, Nov. 29, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup


Panetta Hosts Israeli Defense Minister at the Pentagon

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta escorts Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak up the steps of the Pentagon, Nov. 29, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo


U.S. Soldiers Participate in Operation Aero Hunter

U.S. Marines land at Camp Dwyer, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2012. The Marines are participating in Operation Aero Hunter in the Southern Helmand and are assigned to the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo


Panetta, Mullen, Mrs. Biden Attend Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Vietnam Wall Education Center

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, greets Dr. Michael McClung at a groundbreaking ceremony for the The Education Center at The Wall in Washington, D.C. Nov. 28, 2012. McClung is a Vietnam veteran and a Gold Star father. His daughter, U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Megan McClung, was killed in roadside bomb attack in Ramadi, Iraq, in 2006. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley


Troops Assess Construction Work in Bakwa District, Afghanistan

U.S. Army Capt. Garrett McAdams, first from right, conducts a brief with fellow members of the Provincial Reconstruction Team at Forward Operating Base Lavaredo in Farah province, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2012. McAdams is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives


U.S., Coalition Forces Attend Provincial Council Meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Roderick Cooper maintains security at a provincial council meeting at the provincial governor's compound in Farah City, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2012. Cooper is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup

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