Friday, April 30, 2010


U.S. Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division prepare to conduct a static line airdrop from an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during a joint forcible entry exercise over Fort Bragg, N.C., April 28, 2010. JFEX is designed to train service members for real-world contingency operations. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Robertson, U.S. Air Force/Released)

Chinook helicopter lands

U.S. Soldiers and Afghan National Army soldiers watch as a CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands in the village of Mengal Kheyl in Paktika, Afghanistan, April 22, 2010, following an air assault mission. The Soldiers are from Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment, Vermont Army National Guard. The mission, which resulted in the capture of the district’s largest weapons cache in three years, was the first combat air assault mission in the history of the Vermont National Guard. (DoD photo courtesy of the U.S. Army/Released)

Night fire at the Kabul Military Training Center

An Afghan National Civil Order Policeman (ANCOP) fires rounds downrange while qualifying during a night fire at the Kabul Military Training Center in Afghanistan April 26, 2010. ANCOP, which are an elite force of the Afghan police, receive additional training in civil order and urban policing. (DoD photo Senior Airman Matt Davis, U.S. Air Force/Released)

Completing the transfer

Seated from left, Iraqi Federal Police Col. Yusef M’ Shutit Mohsin, the commander of 1st Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Iraqi Federal Police Division; Sameer Al Haddad, the receivership secretariat for the government of Iraq; and U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Bandi, the commander of Charlie Troop, 1st Battalion, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, sign documents completing the transfer of Joint Security Station Salie from U.S. forces to Iraqi security forces at the station in Baghdad, Iraq, April 20, 2010. The station is being handed over to the Iraqi Federal Police prior to the exit of U.S. forces from the area. (DoD photo by Spc. Jesse Gross, U.S. Army/Released)