Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Kenny Sargent shakes hands with an Iraqi man

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kenny Sargent shakes hands with an Iraqi man during a reconnaissance mission to assess the Kaffa'at electrical project in the Dhi Qar province of Iraq June 13, 2010. The project is being monitored by Soldiers with a provincial reconstruction team. Sargent is from Bravo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lynn Friant, U.S. Navy/Released)

U.S. Navy Chief Navy Diver

 U.S. Navy Chief Navy Diver Bryan Williams, from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, operates an aqueous film-forming foam monitor during an off-ship fire drill near the coast of St. Johns, Antigua, June 16, 2010. Sailors with the unit were participating in Navy Diver-Southern Partnership Station, which is a multinational partnership engagement designed to increase interoperability and partner nation capacity through diving operations. (DoD photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Collins, U.S. Navy/Released)

Iraqi police officer works with a military working dog

Iraqi police officer Sajad Mohammed works with a military working dog during aggression training at Forward Operating Base Diamondback, Iraq, June 7, 2010. Iraqi police officers have been training for approximately one year with U.S. Soldiers from 114th Military Police Company to handle military working dogs. (DoD photo by Spc. Jillian Munyon, U.S. Army/Released)

Aggressor Squadron

A U.S. Air Force F-16C aircraft from the 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, AK, participates in exercise Red Flag-Alaska, June 14, 2010. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Clay Lancaster, U.S. Air Force/Released)

Ghazni Province, Afghanistan

 U.S. Army Spc. Arthur Kilgo, a member of the Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team security force, provides security during a vehicle recovery in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, June 11, 2010. (DoD photo by Technical Sgt. J.T. May, U.S. Army/Released)

Seahawk helicopter delivers ammunition

 U.S. Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter delivers ammunition to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) June 9, 2010, as she is underway in the Pacific Ocean. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell, U.S. Navy/Released)

U.S. Marines

U.S. Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 24 transit to the USS New Orleans (LPD 18) in amphibious assault vehicles June 11, 2010. Sailors and Marines aboard the USS New Orleans are participating in Southern Partnership Station 2010, a combined amphibious exercise designed to enhance cooperative partnerships with maritime forces from Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, and Colombia. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brien Aho, U.S. Navy/RELEASED)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Korean War veterans

Bill Scott, left, and Harold Ruddy, both Korean War veterans, attend a ceremony to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., June 24, 2010. DoD photo by Elaine Wilson.

 Pentagon Marks 60th Anniversary of the Korean War

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Swedish Ambassador

Swedish Ambassador to NATO Veronika Wand-Danielsson prepares to depart the amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) while under way in the Baltic Sea June 9, 2010, during Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise 2010. Sweden is one of the twelve nations participating in the 38th iteration of BALTOPS. The multinational exercise is designed to improve antisubmarine warfare readiness and proficiency. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jenniffer Rivera, U.S. Navy/Released)

A cup of tea

U.S. Army Sgt. William Tyrrell accepts a cup of tea sent by Sheik Saydi Ali al-Mousawi's staff while providing security during a meeting between the sheik and members of the Basra Provincial Reconstruction Team in Basra, Iraq, June 6, 2010. Tyrrell is from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Adelita Mead, U.S. Army/Released)

Globe master aircraft drops cargo

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globe master aircraft drops cargo over Forward Operating Base Baylough, Afghanistan, June 10, 2010. The cargo was dropped for Soldiers assigned to Red Tank, 1st Platoon, Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, which is deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. William Tremblay, U.S. Army/Released)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The sun sets behind a U.S. Marine after a live-fire exercise

The sun sets behind a U.S. Marine after a company live-fire exercise during realistic urban training on Fort A.P. Hill, Va., June 7, 2010. Marines assigned to Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted the 18-day training evolution as part of their pre-deployment training. The unit is scheduled to deploy later this fall. (DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Santiago G. Colon Jr., U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

His wife has devoted herself

Marine Corps Maj. John Ruocco poses for a picture with his wife, Kim, and children, Joey, right, and Billy, in November 2004. The major committed suicide in 2005 after a long battle with depression. His wife has devoted herself to suicide prevention and assisting survivors. 

Courtesy photo by American Forces Press Service.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

During exercise Dawn Blitz

 U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment return to their amphibious assault vehicles on Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 4, 2010, after providing security on the shores of Red Beach during exercise Dawn Blitz. Dawn Blitz, which was the largest amphibious training exercise held on the West Coast since 2001, is a combined Navy and Marine Corps exercise. (DoD photo by Sgt. Sheila M. Brooks, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

Afloat Readiness and Training

Royal Cambodian marines embark the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, June 7, 2010, to attend opening ceremonies for the first of two Cambodian phases of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2010. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Tross, U.S. Navy/Released)

Fire trucks

U.S. Navy Capt. Kurt Hedberg, mission commander of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2010, talks with Army Maj. Daniel Castro and members of the Nicaragua Volunteer Firefighters in Nicaragua June 8, 2010, about fire trucks donated to the country through Project Handclasp. SPS is aimed at promoting information-sharing with navies, coast guards and civilian services throughout the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kim Williams, U.S. Navy/Released)

Taking a photo

U.S. Army Spc. Eric Cabral, assigned to a Joint Multinational Readiness Center team, takes a photo of the countryside in Afghanistan June 6, 2010, as Staff Sgt. Darrell Woodall looks on. Woodall is from Headquarters Platoon, Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. William Tremblay, U.S. Army/Released)

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Chinook helicopter

A U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter from the 101st Airborne Division takes off after off-loading supplies at Forward Operating Base Bayough in Afghanistan June 7, 2010. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. William Tremblay, U.S. Army/Released)

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Pararescuemen transport a simulated casualty

U.S. Air Force pararescuemen transport a simulated casualty to a Marine Corps MH-53 Super Stallion helicopter while conducting a combat search and rescue exercise outside of Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, June 1, 2010. (DoD photo by Master Sgt. Jeremiah Erickson, U.S. Air Force/Released)

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Training exercise

 U.S. Air Force Maj. Bill Bernhard runs for cover during a combat Airman skills training exercise at Camp Bullis, Texas, May 27, 2010. During the exercise, students applied lessons learned in the classroom on rendering self-aid and buddy care and recovering injured personnel while being engaged by hostile forces. Bernhard is from the 18th Intelligence Squadron out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 

(DoD photo by Steve Thurow, U.S. Air Force/Released)

An all hands call

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus speaks during an all hands call at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, June 1, 2010. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman, U.S. Navy/Released)

Shakes hands with an elder

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael Baldwin shakes hands with an elder in the village of Shesh Khala in the Logar province of Afghanistan June 1, 2010. Baldwin is assigned to the 401st Military Policemen (MP) Company, 720th MP Battalion, 89th MP Brigade. (DoD photo by Spc. De'Yonte Mosley, U.S. Army/Released)

Friday, June 04, 2010

Mike Mullen signs

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signs a pennant signifying the completion of the 25,000th mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle produced in Charleston, S.C., June 3, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad McNeeley          Read full story

Thursday, June 03, 2010

After return

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Andrew Jenkins, with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, takes a photo of himself and his girlfriend on Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, May 26, 2010. Jenkins returned to Hawaii following a seven-month deployment to the Helmand province of Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Jody Lee Smith, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

Mike Mullen and his wife, Deborah with Jillian Coughlin

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen and his wife, Deborah, speak with Jillian Coughlin, the valedictorian of Saint Mary's High School class of 2010, prior to commencement exercises in Annapolis, Md., May 27, 2010. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, U.S. Navy/Released)

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Joint patrol

A U.S. Soldier conducts a joint patrol with Afghan National Police in the Paktika province of Afghanistan May 22, 2010. During the patrol, the group discovered military uniforms believed to be used by insurgents to disguise themselves as Afghan National Security Forces. The Soldier is assigned to 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment. 

(DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Hughes, U.S. Army)