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Pulling his weight A Marine with the Embedded Partnering Team, Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), helps Afghan national army soldiers from the 5th Kandak untangle the tow rope on one of their vehicles during a driving course at Forward Operating Base Delaram, Afghanistan, April 11, 2011. Fifteen ANA soldiers graduated from the latest course during a ceremony at FOB Delaram June 5, 2011. The course consisted of 32 hours of instruction and 105 hours of practical application, which included driving time, vehicle familiarization, preventive maintenance, driving in reverse, towing procedures and convoy fundamentals.
Gen Petraeus Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of NATO and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan, visits the 1-16th Infantry 2nd Battalion at Qalat Mangwal, Afghanistan, during a battlefield circulation, May 8. ISAF, in support of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, conducts operations in Afghanistan to reduce the capability and will of the insurgency, support the growth in capacity and capability of the Afghan National Security Forces, and facilitate improvements in governance and socio-economic development, in order to provide a secure environment for sustainable stability that is observable to the population. (Photo by U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Joshua Treadwell) (Released)
Next to Ground Zero A crowd cheers and chants in excitement at the corner of Vesey St. and Liberty St. next to Ground Zero after hearing that Osama Bin Laden is dead. Bin Laden planned the attacks, Sept 11, 2001 and has been hunted by American forces in the years since. He was killed by a raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan near the country’s capital. The Freedom Tower, the skyscraper being built where the World Trade Center towers once stood, is now 60 stories tall and was lit up and visible from the street. Eventually the Freedom Tower will be the tallest building in the country.
Mac - Military Working Dog CAMP LEATHERNECK, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan – Boerne, Texas, native Lance Cpl. Wayne Snelling (left), looks on as Lance Cpl. Taylor Slay, a Baton Rouge, La., native, shares a piece of his steak with Mac, a military working dog with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. Steak Team Mission, a privately funded, nonprofit organization from Dallas, served the Marines and sailors of 2nd Marine Division (Forward) steak dinners in seven separate locations within a five-day period.
ADM Mike Mullen Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff addresses traveling media onboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 enroute to Kabul, Afghanistan on April 21, 2011. Mullen is visiting the Central Command area of operation supporting a USO tour to the region and visiting counterparts and service members stationed in the area. (Department of Defense photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley/Released)
Returning Fire U.S. Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division return fire during a firefight with Taliban forces in Barawala Kalay Valley in Kunar province, Afghanistan, March 31, 2011. ( U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Cameron Boyd/Released)
B-1B Lancer A B-1B Lancer pilot flies Feb 26, 2011, above Iraq, in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)
Air Transport Mission Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division ride in a C-130 Hercules during an air transport mission in support of Operation New Dawn. A C-130 crew from the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron transported the Soldiers out of Iraq on the first leg of their return trip home after completing their deployment.(U.S. Air Force Photo/ Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)
Obstacle Course Monkey bars..KIRKUSH MILITARY TRAINING BASE, Iraq – After crossing elevated balance beams, Iraqi soldiers assigned to 4th Battalion, 21st Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division scramble across monkey bars to finish an obstacle course at Kirkush Military Training Base, Iraq, March 12, 2011. U.S. Soldiers of Company A, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, taught the obstacle course, providing an opportunity for the Iraqi Army soldiers to conduct physical fitness during the 25-day Tadreeb al Shamil, Arabic for All Inclusive Training, training program at KMTB. Tadreeb al Shamil is an Iraqi military initiative aimed at bolstering the IA’s national defense capabilities prior to the end of Operation New Dawn..(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Shawn Miller, 109th MPAD, USD-N PAO).
Saluting Fallen Brother-in-Arms Sergeants Christopher Witt, Arthur Guidry and Victor Molina, all amtrackers with Assault Amphibian School Battalion, salute Sgt. Wesley J. Rice’s memorial during a service commemorating their fallen brother-in-arms, Feb. 18. Rice, 27, died after the amphibious assault vehicle he and five other Marines were riding in at Camp Pendleton’s Del Mar Boat Basin, said base officials. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Michelle S. Mattei/released)
Memorial for Fallen Marines Third Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, held a memorial ceremony honoring the lives of Sgt. Joe L. Wrightsman and 1st Lt. Scott J. Fleming at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay chapel, Jan. 14, 2011. Wrightsman and Fleming died July 18 and Sept. 17, 2010 (respectively) supporting combat operations during 3/3’s recent Afghanistan deployment.
Returning Home Maj. Kevin Cuartas greets his daughter after returning to Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., May 27, 2010, after a four-month deployment to Southwest Asia. Major Cuartas is the chief of weapons and tactics for the 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Lafayette)
Return from Southwest Asia Staff Sgt. Jeremy Lala plays with his son Alexander Jan. 27, 2011, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, after returning from a deployment. Sergeant Lala is a member of the 7th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. He was deployed to Southwest Asia in support of operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jenifer H. Calhoun)
Crossing a River

AfghanNational Police from the Uruzgan-based Provincial Response Team (PRC-U) cross a river during winter in Uruzgan Province while targeting insurgent networks.

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Afghan Police of the Provincial Response Company – Uruzgan, supported by Australian Forces of the Special Operations Task Group conducted operations in Uruzgan Province in December 2010 and January 2011.

These operations included support to the Combined Team – Uruzgan (CT-U), which includes Australia’s Mentoring Task Force, by limiting the ability of the insurgents to conduct attacks.

Minesweeping Team Three members of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 (HM-14) stand by in a small boat as two other squadron members prepare a Mark 105 hydrofoil minesweeping sled for use during Operation Desert Storm.
Kuwaiti Cheers Subbiya, Kuwait — A crowd of Kuwaiti spectators erupt in cheers bearing a message of peace during the 50/20 Celebration parade in Kuwait Feb. 26. The 50/20 Celebration honors 50 years of Kuwaiti independence and the 20 years since Operations Desert Storm. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Eric Guzman, Third Army Public Affairs)