U.S. Soldiers prepare to load an M-777 lightweight 155 mm howitzer at Combat Outpost Jagato in the Wardak province of Afghanistan Oct. 29, 2010. The Soldiers are assigned to Bravo Battery, 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Polk, La. (DoD photo by Pfc. Donald Watkins, U.S. Army/Released)
U.S. Army Sgt. Galan Carter, top, teaches an Indian army soldier how to clear an M4 carbine Nov. 2, 2010, during the bilateral training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Carter is a team leader with Apache Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. Yudh Abhyas is a bilateral, conventional-forces training exercise sponsored by U.S. Army, Pacific and the Indian Army. The exercise is designed to promote cooperation between the two militaries and promote interoperability through the exchange of tactics, techniques and procedures.
(DoD photo by Spc. Ashley M. Armstrong, U.S. Army/Released) 101102-A-0158A-522
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Steven J. Zandstra provides security at a checkpoint in Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Nov. 1, 2010. Zandstra is assigned to Police Advisor Team 1, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 2, whose mission is to conduct counterinsurgency operations in partnership with the International Security Assistance Force. DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Jorge A. Ortiz, U.S. Marine Corps.