Saturday, March 19, 2011

Presenting the U.S. flag

Randolph Air Force Base Girl Scouts present the U.S. flag to Air Force Col. Soledad Lindo-Moon, the 359th Medical Group commander, during the annual Girl Scout Flag Retreat Ceremony at Randolph Air Force Base, TX, March 8, 2011. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, area mayors, school officials and Air Force leadership. (DoD photo by David Terry, U.S. Air Force/Released)

Underwater Demolition training

A U.S. Navy SEAL candidate in the final phase of Basic Underwater Demolition training is illuminated by a flare on San Clemente Island, Calif., March 11, 2011. The Navy SEALs are the maritime component of U.S. Special Operations Command and are trained to conduct a variety of operations from the sea, air and land. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Blake Midnight, U.S Navy/Released)

Prepare to fire

From left, U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Liji Sui, Sgt. Richard West and Lance Cpl. Kirby Salmans, all with Battalion Landing Team 3/8, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Regimental Combat Team 8, prepare to fire a 120mm mortar at Combat Outpost Ouellette, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 6, 2011. This was the first time the new Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System's Ballistic Computer 11 software was used in the field. The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit is deployed to Afghanistan in support of the International Security Assistance Force. (DoD photo by Gunnery Sgt. Bryce Piper, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)