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April 2012

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04/30/2012

Soldiers Conduct Pre-Deployment Training on Fort Bliss

Soldiers pull security during a situation training exercise at Kamal Jabour, a mock Afghan village located on a training facility Fort Bliss, Texas, April 26, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Armored Division's Company C, 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Wilbanks

04/30/2012

U.S. Troops Attend School Opening in Marjah District

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Ian J. Duncan greets an Afghan elder during the opening of the Green School in the Marjah district of Afghanistan’s Helmand province, April 25, 2012. Duncan is assigned to Civil Affairs Detachment, Regimental Combat Team 5. The school was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the district governor. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Michael Snody

04/30/2012

Panetta Meets with Italian Defense Minister

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, escorts Giampaolo Di Paola, Italy's defense minister, through an honor cordon at the Pentagon, April 30, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo

04/28/2012

Panetta Visits Los Candores Air Base in Iquique, Chile

Chilean Defense Minister Andres Allamand and U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, speak with Chilean special forces soldiers after a demonstration of their capabilities on Los Candores Air Base in Iquique, Chile, April 27, 2012. Chile is the final stop on a five-day trip to the region meeting with counterparts and military officials to discuss an expansion of defense and security cooperations. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

04/27/2012

Week in Photos 4/21 - 4/27

The American flag reflects in the glasses of an U.S. Army officer as he reenlists as a paratrooper on Combat Outpost Qara Baugh in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, April 22, 2012. The soldier is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Reed Knutson

04/27/2012

U.S. Soldiers Compete in 'Mudder' Challenge in Kuwait

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jason Carrico carries a sandbag over a dirt hill during the Tough Mudder Centurion Challenge on Camp Buehring, Kuwait, April 21, 2012. Carrico commands the 1st Cavalry Division's 115th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John Couffer

04/26/2012

Panetta Meets With Chilean Leaders

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, and Chilean Defense Minister Andres Allamand review Chilean troops during a welcoming ceremony in Santiago, Chile, April 26, 2012. Panetta is on a five-day trip to the region to meet with counterparts and military officials in Colombia, Brazil and Chile to discuss an expansion of defense and security cooperations. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

04/26/2012

Dempsey Attends NATO Meetings in Brussels

U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, right, talks with Brendan Nelson, Australia's ambassador to the European Union, at a North Atlantic Council meeting in Brussels, April 26, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen

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