U.S. Navy Petty Officers 1st Class Jeremiah Shuemaker, left, and Melstad, right, discuss construction of a bunker in support of the Afghanistan army near Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 22, 2013. Shuemaker, a builder, and Melstad, an equipment operator, are assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 15's Convoy Security Element.
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Garas
A paratrooper jumps a hurdle while competing in a team assault obstacle course competition that is part of the 82nd Airborne Division's all-American week celebration on Fort Bragg, N.C., May 21, 2013. The paratrooper is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. The weeklong celebration commemorates the history, service and sacrifices of 82nd paratroopers past and present.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ray Perez-Rosa jumps over a water-filled ditch while on a foot patrol to counteract indirect fire near Combat Outpost Baraki Barak, Logar province, Afghanistan, May 21, 2013. Perez-Rosa, a infantryman, is assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Julieanne Morse
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs the press en route to Singapore, May 30, 2013. Hagel is traveling to speak at the Shangri-La Dialogue and then will continue to Brussels to meet with NATO defense ministers.
DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
U.S. Marines conduct a dismounted patrol to visit an Afghan uniformed police post in the Now Zad district of Afghanistan's Helmand province, May 26, 2013. The Marines, who are assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, gathered intelligence during the visit.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trent A. Randolph
U.S. soldiers discuss security in preparation for a traffic checkpoint in the Panjwai district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, May 15, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to 2nd Infantry Division's 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment.
U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel answers questions ranging from TRICARE to cyberwarfare during a visit with troops on Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, May 30, 2013. Hagel also plans to travel to Singapore and Brussels for meetings with defense leaders and NATO officials.
DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
Soldiers attending the Mobile Pathfinder Course view Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 23, 2013, as they fly to a parachute drop onto Malamute Drop Zone. More than 40 soldiers tested their skills in air traffic control, medical evacuation operations, sling operations, helicopter landing zones, air assault planning, pathfinder employment, and drop zone operations. Pilots and crews assigned to the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, provided aviation support.
U.S. Army photo by Percy Jones
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