Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, talk on Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, May 30, 2012. Dempsey arrived in Honolulu to begin a week focused on Asia-Pacific military-to-military engagement centered on the annual Asian security summit known as the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.
DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Katie Krowsky, left, and Seaman Georjean Brown fix a boat boom light aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln under way in the Arabian Sea, May 24, 2012. Krowsky is a electrician’s mate and Brown is a electrician’s mate fireman. The Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Karolina A. Martinez
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st. Class Koke Pomele communicates on his radio while supporting training for soldiers during a blank live fire exercise at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany, May 24, 2012. Pomele, a observer controller, is assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, and the soldiers are assigned to Company H, 3rd Squadron. During the exercise, soldiers evaluated the company to assess its troop-leading procedures and combined arms abilities.
U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach
U.S. Army Spc. Paul Tabor scans his sector of the perimeter during a patrol with Afghan soldiers in the Tani district in Afghanistan's Khost province, May 28, 2012. Tabor, a team leader, is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Brigade. Afghan soldiers led the patrol from start to finish.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Begley
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Conrad Ellerby helps deliver engineering equipment to Kandahar University in Kandahar, Afghanistan, May 22, 2012. Ellerby is assigned to the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team, which includes U.S. troops and civilians deployed to help rebuild and stabilize the local government and infrastructure.
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Chacon
U.S. Pfc. Axton Parker, center, uses an identity detection device to scan a resident in Khoni Ghar in Afghanistan's Khost province, May 27, 2012. Parker, a cannon crewmember, is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment.
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kimberly Trumbull
U.S. Army paratroopers signal to a truck driver as he backs up while loading a flat rack onto a Load Handling System on Forward Operating Base Arian, in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, May 25, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s Company F, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, center, United States Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller, left rear, and Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos, far left, attend a briefing before the United States Naval Academy 2012 Graduation and Commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 29, 2012.
DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley