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U.S. Secretary Defense (SECDEF) The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (foreground right), is greeted by a member of the CBS Television and Radio News program"Capital Cloakroom"as he arrives for a panel interview at the Pentagon Studio in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 6, 1976. OSD Package D-1998-OSD-76-100010 (PHOTO by Robert D. Ward) (Released)

U.S. Secretary Defense (SECDEF) The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (foreground right), is greeted by a member of the CBS Television and Radio News program"Capital Cloakroom"as he arrives for a panel interview at the Pentagon Studio in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 6, 1976. OSD Package D-1998-OSD-76-100010 (PHOTO by Robert D. Ward) (Released)

Press conference with the crew of the 41-G mission

CHIEF of the General STAFF, Israeli Defense Forces, LT. GEN. Ehud Barak (foreground right), greets members of the Joint STAFF during a visit at the Pentagon hosted by U.S. Army GEN. Colin Powell, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, on Jan. 14, 2003. OSD Package No. A07D-00095 (DOD PHOTO by Robert D.Ward) (Released)

The Honorable Leslie 'Les' Aspin, Jr., (foreground right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, attends a meeting with Mafred Woerner (left), Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., March 2, 1993. OSD Package No. A07D-00140 (DOD photo by Robert D. Ward) (Released)

Angelia Lane, (foreground right) a civilan taking part in Courageous Channel, carries paperwork through a processing line. She and other Department of Defense family members and civilian noncombatants train on how to quickly evacuate during a real wartime situation. The Noncombatant Evacuation Operation will last three days

US Army (USA) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Ron Stimeare (foreground left), Director for Exercise COMBINE ENDEAVOR 2000 and USA Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Angel DeJesus (foreground right) 222nd Base Support Battalion, demonstrate the "eight count pushup" to exercise participants, inside the fitness facility at Baumholder, Germany. The Exercise is a Partnership for Peace (PfP) exercise hosted by Germany and is the largest information and communications systems exercise in the world which focuses primarily on Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) interoperability testing and documentation

German Army Brigadier General Schweinsteiger (foreground right), Deputy Commanding General 5th Armor Division accepts a commemorative plate from US Army (USA) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Ronald R. Stimeare, Director for Exercise COMBINED ENDEAVOR 2000 during a tour of the city of Mainz, Germany. The Exercise is a Partnership for Peace (PfP) exercise hosted by Germany and is the largest information and communications systems exercise in the world which focuses primarily on Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) interoperability testing and documentation

US Army (USA) Major General (MGEN) Philip R. Kensinger, Jr. (foreground right), Commanding General, US Army South (USASO), watches as a young dependent tries his hand at on M16A2 rifle simulator during the Army Day Celebration Activities at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico (PR). Pictured with the MGEN Kensinger are his wife Greta, (olive shirt), and USA Colonel (COL) Pete Gustiatus, Commander, USASO Garrison (pattern shirt.)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Major General (MGEN) Charles Bolden (foreground right) receives a briefing from USMC Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) J. J. Boccino, inside the Operations Center, onboard the USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6), during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ 2001

General (GEN) John W. Hendrix (foreground right), US Army (USA) Commanding General USA Forces Command, presents GEN William J. Livsey, USA (Retired) with a ceremonial beret during the Army's 226th Birthday Celebration. Standing next to GEN Hendrix is Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Andrew McFowler, USA, who presented Retired CSM Oscar L. Barker with a ceremonial beret

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- After the signing of a lease agreement between Spaceport Florida Authority (SFA) and United Space Alliance (USA) for the use of a hangar at Kennedy Space Center, (foreground left) Marcie Harris, USA site director, and (foreground right) Ed Gormel, Spaceport Florida executive director, hold a symbolic ribbon. Behind them are (left to right) Rochelle Cooper, USA associate general counsel; Marv Jones, KSC associate director; Greg Popp, Spaceport Florida business manager; Congressman Dave Weldon; and State Rep. Mike Haridopolos. The hangar was originally developed by the state as part of a joint NASA/SFA Reusable Launch Vehicle Support Complex at KSC. USA plans to use the state-developed 50,000-square-foot facility to store and maintain Space Shuttle ground equipment KSC-01pp1269

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- After the signing of a lease agreement between Spaceport Florida Authority (SFA) and United Space Alliance (USA) for the use of a hangar at Kennedy Space Center, (foreground left) Marcie Harris, USA site director, and (foreground right) Ed Gormel, Spaceport Florida executive director, hold a symbolic ribbon. Behind them are (left) Greg Popp, Spaceport Florida business manager, and (right) Congressman Dave Weldon. The hangar was originally developed by the state as part of a joint NASA/SFA Reusable Launch Vehicle Support Complex at KSC. USA plans to use the state-developed 50,000-square-foot facility to store and maintain Space Shuttle ground equipment KSC-01pp1268

US Navy (USN) Captain (CAPT) Bert Marsh (foreground right), Director of Ocean Engineering and Supervisor of Salvage and Diving, Naval Sea Systems Command, gives the tea leafs to Mike Williams, Captain (CAPT) of the Bahamian, Multi-purpose Diving Support Vessel (DSV) "Rockwater 2", during a Hawaiian Blessing Ceremony, part of the recovery operations for the Japanese fishing vessel Ehime Maru

Major General (MGEN) James T. Jackson (foreground right back to camera), US Army (USA), Commander, USA Military District of Washington (MDW), and Colonel (COL) James F. Laufengurg (foreground left back to camera), USA, Commander, 3rd United States Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard" render salutes as USA soldiers remove a large (28x30 foot) American Flag from the damaged west wall of the Pentagon Building in Washington, D. C. The flag has hung on the wall since the September 11th terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon

Major General (MGEN) James T. Jackson (foreground right), US Army (USA), Commander, USA Military District of Washington (MDW), and Colonel (COL) James F. Laufengurg, USA, Commander, 3rd United States Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard" render salutes as USA soldiers remove a large (28x30 foot) American Flag from the damaged west wall of the Pentagon Building in Washington, D. C. The flag has hung on the wall since the September 11th terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Bradon Finefrock (foreground right), USAF AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Timothy Piscello (left), and USAF A1C Todd McGlaughlin, use an MJ-1 weapons loader to attack an Suspended Underwing Unit (SUU-20), to the wing pylon of a USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, on the flight line at Zaragoza AB, Spain

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense (seated foreground left) and Afghanistan Interim Authority Chairman Hamid Karzai (seated foreground right), speak to reporters during an interview held at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. SECDEF Rumsfeld is in Afghanistan as part of a five-day trip to various nations of Central Asia. (DoD photo by Robert D. Ward) (Released)

State of Israel Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon (background center) meets with US Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, (foreground left), and US Deputy Secretary of Defense, The Honorable Paul Wolfowitz (foreground right), during a defense meeting held at the Pentagon in Washington, District of Columbia (DC)

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Gregory S. Martin (foreground right), Commander, US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), meets with USAF Commanders and First Sergeants assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing (FW), at Aviano Air Base (AB) Italy, to discuss items of importance, impacting today's US Military members

U.S. Air Force MAJ. GEN. Gary Winterberger (foreground right), E-3A Component Commander, talks with U.S. Secretary of Defense The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (center), as he arrive at Geilenkirchen Air Base, Germany, June 7, 2002. Accompanying the Secretary is Norwegian Minister of Defense Mrs. Kristin Krohn Devold (left). During his visit the Secretary expressed the Nation's thanks for the efforts the Component contributed in providing airspace security over the United States after the attacks of Sept. 11th, 2001. (NATO photo by MASTER SGT. Stefan Miller) (Released)

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Robert Elliott (foreground left), Air Traffic Control Assistant CHIEF, and USAF Technical Sergeant (TSGT), Brad Hardenburger (foreground right), Watch Supervisor, are both assigned to the 39th Operational Support Squadron (OSS), watch runway activities from the Air Traffic Control Tower, at Incirlik Air Base (AB), Turkey, supporting Operation NORTHERN WATCH

US President George W. Bush and First Lady, Mrs. Laura Bush (foreground right) and US Secretary of Defense The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld and his wife Mrs. Joyce Rumsfeld, stand and render honors while attending the 9/11 Memorial Service, held at the Pentagon, in Washington, District of Columbia (DC). Pictured background right is US Marine Corps (USMC) General (GEN) James L. Jones Jr., Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC)

US President George W. Bush (foreground right) shakes hands with US Air Force (USAF) Command CHIEF MASTER Sergeant (CCMST) Randy Edwards, 460th Air Base Wing (ABW), after arriving at Buckley Air Force Base (AFB) Colorado (CO). US Representative The Honorable Bob Beauprez (R-CO) follows President Bush

Flanked by Cable News Network (CNN) production crew David Allbritton (foreground left) and Alexandra Quade (foreground right), CNN senior Pentagon correspondent Mr. Jamie McIntyre prepares to interview US Air Force (USAF) Captain (CPT) Patrick Driscoll, F-15C Eagle aircraft Pilot assigned to the 25th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS), during CNNs the first ever live satellite feed from Incirlik Air Base (AB), Turkey

Actor/Comedian Robin Williams (foreground right) visits with US Air Force (USAF) Captain (CPT) David Englert, his wife Heather, and son Logan, during his visit to the 39th Medical Group (MG), Hospital at Incirlik Air Base (AB), Turkey, during Operation NORTHERN WATCH. USAF Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jerome Limoge, Surgeon, 39th Medical Group looks on

Actor/Comedian Robin Williams (foreground right) shakes the paw of XASCO, a Military Working Dog, with the 39th Security Forces Squadron (SFS), during his visit to Incirlik Air Base (AB), Turkey, during Operation NORTHERN WATCH. US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Kerry Warren, 39th SFS, looks on

US Vice President Richard Cheney (background right) and his Wife Lynn (foreground right), are greeted by US Air Force (USAF) Commanders and their Wives, after arriving at Buckley Air Force Base (AFB), Colorado (CO). Pictures left, foreground-to-background are, Mrs. Kim Sands, Wife of the 460th Air Base Wings Commander, USAF Colonel (COL) Randee B. Kaiser, Commander, 90th Mission Support Group (MSS), and UASF Brigadier General (BGEN) Howard Michael Edwards, Commander, 140th Wing (WG), Colorado (CO), Air National Guard (ANG)

A US Air Force (USAF) Honor Guard remove caskets carrying the remains of a Space Shuttle Columbia crewmember from a USAF HH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, at Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA), where the remains will be held, awaiting transport to Dover AFB, Delaware. Barksdale AFB personnel held Ceremonies honoring each of the Columbia Space Shuttle crewmembers as they are returned to their families. Commander (CDR) Harold Robinson (foreground right), US Navy Reserve (USNR) Chaplain, accompanied the Honor Guard

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Lois Flanagan (foreground right), 2nd Services Squadron (SVS), issues a in-flight meal (box lunch) to USAF Captain (CPT) Luke Cross, as personnel assigned to the 523rd Fighter Squadron (FS) participate in a Operational Readiness Inspection (OIR) exercise at Cannon Air Force Base (AFB), New Mexico (NM)

US Army (USA) Specialists Fourth Class (SPC4) Vincent Goularte (foreground right), Food Service Specialists, Delta/Battery, 3rd Battalion-43rd Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Regiment, serves lunch to Soldiers from insulated food containers, at Al Udeid Air Base (AB), Qatar

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Paul Fussey (foreground right) and USAF Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Barry Clark (foreground left), both assigned to the 176th Civil Engineering Squadron (CES), Alaska (AK) Air National Guard (ANG), work with Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) Firefighters to perform operational checks on life saving equipment during a morning inspection at Korat, Royal Thai Air Force Base (RTAFB), Thailand, during Exercise COPE TIGER 2003. Cope Tiger is an annual multinational exercise in the Asia-Pacific region that promotes closer relations and enables air force units in the region to sharpen air combat skill and practice interoperability with US Forces

US Senator The Honorable Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) (center) is greeted by US Marine Corps (USMC) Major General (MGEN) John G. Castellaw (foreground right), Commanding General, 2nd Marine Air Wing (MAW) and USMC MGEN Robert M. Flannagan, Commanding General, Marine Corps Air Bases East; after arriving aboard a USMC UC-12B Huron aircraft at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina (NC). (SUBSTANDARD)

US Senator The Honorable Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) (foreground right) is given a tour of the new housing developments being constructed at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina (NC)

US Secretary of State, Collin Powell (second from left), is greeted after arriving aboard a USAF C-32A Special Aircraft Mission (SAM) aircraft, at Elmendorf Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska (AK). Pictured left-to-right are US Navy (USN) Admiral (ADM) Thomas Fargo, Commander, US Pacific Command, The Secretary of State, and US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant General (LGEN), Howie Chandler, Commander, Alaskan Command, An unidentified USAF Colonel (COL) stands foreground right

US Secretary of State, Collin Powell, is greeted by US Navy (USN) Admiral (ADM) Thomas Fargo, Commander, US Pacific Command, as the Secretary exits a USAF C-32A Special Aircraft Mission (SAM) aircraft, during a brief stop-over at Elmendorf Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska (AK). USAF Lieutenant General (LGEN), Howie Chandler, Commander, Alaskan Command, stands foreground right

US Secretary of State, Collin Powell (center) greets US Army (USA) Major General (MGEN) John M. Brown III, Commander, US Army Alaska, during the Secretarys brief stop over at Elmendorf Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska (AK). US Navy (USN) Admiral (ADM) Thomas Fargo, Commander, US Pacific Command, and US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant General (LGEN), Howie Chandler, Commander, Alaskan Command, are also on hand to greet the Secretary. An unidentified USAF Colonel (COL) stands foreground right. The Secretary arrived aboard a USAF C-32A Special Aircraft Mission (SAM) aircraft, enroute to Asia

US Air rce (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) John Mizelle (background left), a Survive, Evade, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) training Instructor, and Republic of Singapore Air rce (RSAF) Captain (CPT) Ian Tan (foreground right), a Pilot assigned to 140 Squadron, are escorted by two RTAF Pararescuemen as they prepare to board a RTAF UH-1 Huey helicopter, ending their SERE training scenario at Korat, Royal Thai Air rce Base (RTAFB), Thailand, during Exercise COPE TIGER 2003. Cope Tiger is an annual multinational exercise in the Asia-Pacific region that promotes closer relations and enables air force units in the region to sharpen air combat skill and practice interoperability with US...

A US Air Force (USAF) A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft (background) from the 81st Fighter Squadron (FS), 52nd Fighter Wing (FW), flies a familiarization flight down the newly constructed North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) runway at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, in preparation for the changes taking effect due to the Rhein-Main Transition Project. A USAF F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft is visible foreground right

Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF), The Honorable Dr. James G. Roche, (left) introduces US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Alan T. Yoshida (standing) to members of the House Armed Services Committee, during the fiscal year 2004 Air Force budget request on Capitol Hill, Washington, District of Columbia. SSGT Yoshida, a Combat Control Craftsman with the Air Force Special Operations Command, was wounded in Afghanistan, and was named one of the 12 outstanding Air Force Airmen in 2002. Seated foreground right is USAF General (GEN) John P. Jumper, Air Force CHIEF of STAFF

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to 5th Marine Regiment off load equipment from High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) and MK-23 Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTRV) cargo trucks, as the prepare to set up the Tactical Assembly Area in Kuwait, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. A USMC Light Armored Vehicles (LAV-25) is pictured foreground right

US Marine Corps (USMC) Captain (CPT) Seth Folsom (foreground right), Commanding Officer (CO), Delta/Company, 1ST Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LARB), 1ST Marine Division, after meeting with detained Iraqi civilians while on patrol near the Kuwait-Iraq border, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A 120x30-foot tent used by the US Army (USA) 101st Airborne Division Rear (DREAR) as the Theater of Operations Command (TOC) at Udayri Range in Kuwait, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. A portable 30-Kilowatt power supply generator is positioned foreground right

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Gary Ruddell (foreground right), 86th Expeditionary Contingency Response Group, embraces a fellow paratrooper at a staging base in Europe, as he and US Army (USA) Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, prepare for an airdrop into Northern Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Mr. Dhief Muhsen (foreground right), the son of the curator for the Ur Temple, located in Southern Iraq, escorts a group of US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to the 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion (CAB), on a tour of the 6,000-year old temple, referenced in the bible as the birthplace of Abram

U.S. Secretary of Defense, Donald H. Rumsfeld (background center), meets with Hellenic Republic of Greece Minister of National Defense, Yiannos Papantiniou (foreground right), during Minister Papantinious's visit at the Pentagon on April 1, 2003. Also in attendance for the U.S. Delegation is U.S. Marine Corps GEN. Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (background right); Dr, J. D. Crouch, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy; and Mr. Ian Brzezinski, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Affairs. OSD Package No. A07D-00541 (DOD PHOTO by Robert D. Ward) (Released)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Commanding Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers from Battalion Landing Team (BLT), 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Special Operations Capable (SOC), walk down a road near the command post tent, set up in Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Pictured foreground left is Colonel (COL) Richard P. Mills, Commander, 24th MEU, SOC, Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Walter L. Miller, Commander, BLT 2-2 (foreground right), Sergeant Major (SGM) Donnie R. Barrette, Command Element, 24th MEU, SOC (background left), and SGM Oliver M. Tilley Jr., BLT 2-2

A US Army (USA) Soldier assigned to the 65th Regional Support Command, 338th Finance Support Battalion, is assisted by Mr. Arnaldo Caballero (foreground right), Transportation Assistant, US Army South (USARSO), after they secure a box following inspection. US Army (USA) Soldiers from the 346th Transportation Battalion and 338th Finance Support Battalion prepare for deployment at Naval Air Station (NAS), Roosevelt Roads, Ceiba, Puerto Rico, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud (foreground right), talks with U.S. Secretary of Defense, Donald H. Rumsfeld (center), and U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Ambassador Robert Jordan, during their visit to Saudi Arabia, on April 29, 2003. OSD Package No. A07D-00577 (DOD PHOTO by Helene C. Stikkel) (Released)

US Navy (USN) Admiral (ADM) Thomas Fargo (foreground right), Commander, US Pacific Command, and US Ambassador to Thailand, The Honorable Darryl Johnson (center), walk with US Army (USA) Soldiers across the newly constructed bridge project at Tambol Ban Laeng Province, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003. The bridge project was constructed by the US Army (USA) 426th Civil Affairs Battalion, Foreign Internal Defense -Unconventional Warfare (FID-UW) Unit

US Navy (USN) Admiral (ADM) Thomas Fargo (foreground right), Commander, US Pacific Command, visits with US Army (USA) Medical Officer of the 2nd Battalion, 1ST Special Forces Group, during his visit to the Medical Community Assistance Program (MEDCAP) at Ban Dong, Tambol Ban Laeng Province, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) First Sergeant (1SGT) James McCook, receives the Units guidon from Captain (CPT) Christopher DeAntonie, In-coming Commanding Officer, Charlie/Company, 1ST Battalion, 7th Marines, during a Change of Command Ceremony, held at the University located in the city of An Najaf, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The Companys Executive Officer, First Lieutenant (1LT) Christopher McIntosh, stands foreground right

US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Christopher McIntosh (foreground right), In-coming Commanding Officer, Charlie/Company, 1ST Battalion, 7th Marines, receives the Units guidon form First Sergeant (1SGT) James McCook, during a Change of Command Ceremony, held at the University located in the city of An Najaf, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

United Nations (UN) Flight Surgeon Major (MAJ) Nathaniel Russell (foreground right), helps three US Air Force pararescuemen from the 301st Expeditionary Combat Search and Rescue Squadron, carry a litter patient from a USAF HH-60 Pave Hawk Helicopter to a waiting ambulance at Baghdad AB after the bombing of the UN Building in Baghdad, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Major General (MGEN) Allen E. Tackett (foreground right), Adjutant General, State of West Virginia (WV), stands with family members as they await the arrival of his son US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Allen E. Tackett Jr., at Charleston, WV. SRA Tackett and approximately 25 members of the West Virginia Air National Guards (WVANG) 130th Airlift Wing's Aerial Port Squadron are returning home following a five-month deployment in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) David Couvillon (seated foreground right), Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, talks with a Ukrainian Army Officials and local Iraqi leadership about the process of turning over power from the USMC to the Ukrainian Army in Al Kut, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. (Duplicate image, see also DMSD0510474 or search 030820M7837W021)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) David Couvillon (seated foreground right), Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, talks with Ukrainian Army Officials and local Iraqi leadership about the process of turning over power from the USMC to the Ukrainian Army in Al Kut, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. (Duplicate image, see also DMSD0510498 or search 030820M7837W021)

US Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Thomas F. Dietrich (left), Commanding Officer, Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron Two Three Four (VMGR-234), is videotaped during an interview by MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) James Roberts (foreground right), SENIOR Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (SNCOIC) of the Combat Visual Information Center (CVIC), and Lance Corporal (LCPL) Sean McLean, a Combat Videographer from Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES) CVIC, while standing in front of the unit command tent, at Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base, Kuwait, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Sabrina Hauser (foreground right), Combat Videographer, and USAF SSGT Sarayuth Pinthong, Combat Photographer, both assigned to the 1ST Combat Camera Squadron (CCS), document the US Marine Corps Marines assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron Two Seven Three (MWSS-273), during Exercise Eagle Vision at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort, South Carolina (SC)

US Marine Corps (USMC) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Christopher Williams (foreground right), Platoon Sergeant for Third Platoon, F Company, Second Battalion, Sixth Marine Regiment, Second Marine Division, looks through a site on a Panzerfaust 3-T 600 Light Anti-tank Weapon, following a live fire exercise conducted at the snow covered Ojojibara Maneuver Area of Sendai, Japan, while participating in Exercise FOREST LIGHT 2004. Forest Light is a bi-lateral training exercise conducted between the USMC and the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF)

US Air Force (USAF) Captain (CPT) James Merriman (foreground right), Commander, 240th Combat Communications Squadron (CCS) South Carolina Air National Guard (SCANG), discusses set-up procedures with his team supervisor, USAF Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Mitch Campbell. The team is setting up an AN/TRC-170V2 Digital Troposcatter Radio Set microwave antenna at McEntire, Air National Guard Station (ANGS), South Carolina (SC). (A3563)

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Richard B. Myers (foreground right), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (CJCS), talks with US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines deployed to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti as part of the peacekeeping operations in that nation

US Air Force (USAF) Captain (CPT) James Merriman (foreground right), Commander, 240th Combat Communications Squadron (CCS) South Carolina Air National Guard (SCANG), discusses set-up procedures with his team supervisor, USAF MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) David William. The team is setting up an AN/TSC-94A Super High Frequency (SHF) SATCOM satellite antenna, at McEntire, Air National Guard Station (ANGS), South Carolina (SC). (A3563)

US Army (USA) General (GEN) John Abizaid (foreground center) Commander, Central Command (CENTCOM), is escorted by Polish Army Major General (MGEN) Mieczyslaw Bieniek (foreground right), Commander, Multi-national Division Central South, during his visit at Camp Babylon, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Major General (MGEN) William E. Ingram, Jr. (foreground right), Adjutant General, North Carolina Army National Guard (NCARNG) presents the folded American Flag to Mrs. Isabel Carrasquillo, the Mother of USA SPECIALIST (SPC) Jocelyn Carrasquillo, during her daughters Funeral Service, held at the Wayne Memorial Park, located in Goldboro, North Carolina (NC). SPC Carrasquillo, a member of the 30th Heavy Separate Brigade, is the first North Carolina Guardsman to be killed in action, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Jason Perry (foreground right) and SGT Lauro Samaniego (wearing EOD-8 Bomb Suite), set up an x-ray machine monitoring screen during a Force Protection Exercise (FPEX) being conducted at Camp Smedley D. Butler, Okinawa, Japan. Both Marines are Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians, assigned to Headquarters Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion (ESB), 3rd Force Service Support Group (FSSG)

U.S. Marine Corps SGT. Ricardo Broderick (foreground right)), Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Training Company (MCSFBTC), Chesapeake, Va., demonstrates the proper technique for keeping an opponent at bay to Soldiers assigned to Delta Company, 1ST Caribbean Battalion, on April 19, 2004, at Barahona Army Base, Dominican Republic, during body search training at the Joint Task Force Tradewinds 04 Multinational Training Exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Kaye Richey) (Released)

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Richard Gonterman (foreground right), directs USAF TSGT Tom Harris, as they use a forklift to load a counter drug unit container, onto a USAF C-17A Globemaster III aircraft at the Jacksonville International Airport (IAP), located in Jacksonville, Florida (FL). Both Airmen are assigned with the 125th Fighter Wing (FW), Florida Air National Guard (FLANG)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Colonel (COL) David H. Peeler, Commanding Officer, Marine Aircraft Group Three One (MAG-31), (foreground right) explains to his visiting friends and family the reason he was hosed down while receiving the Fini Flight traditional honors following his last flight aboard Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort, South Carolina (SC)

US Army (USA) Lieutenant General (LGEN) Richardo Sanchez (foreground right), Commander, 5th Corps, greets Mr. Rodolfo P. Hernandez (foreground center), Congressional Medal of Honor recipient at the Department of Defense Armed Forces Awards Breakfast, held during the 75th Annual League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), National Convention and Exposition at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas (TX)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Michael Yakavonis (foreground right), Chemical Specialists, Headquarters and Services Battalion, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines, ensures that Marines are properly donning and clearing their M40A-1 gas mask inside the gas chamber, as Marines participate in Nuclear, Biological, Chemical (NBC) training during the Fuji Incremental Training Program (FITP) 2004, held at Camp Fuji, Japan. FITP is a six-week training program involving Marine reservists with 2/25 and 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment. The program is designed to enhance their combat readiness and operational familiarization

Photographed from the viewpoint of a person wearing M40A-1 gas mask, US Marine Corps (USMC) Private First Class (PFC) Randall J. Ayers (foreground right), as Instructor assigned to 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines, prepares to demonstrate the proper technique for donning the mask, while participating in Nuclear, Biological, Chemical (NBC) training during the Fuji Incremental Training Program (FITP) 2004, held at Camp Fuji, Japan. FITP is a six-week training program involving Marine reservists with 2/25 and 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment. The program is designed to enhance their combat readiness and operational familiarization

US Army (USA) Sergeant (SGT) John Foxworthy (foreground right), Medical Technician, 45th Medical Brigade, checks an injured USA. The soldier was hurt in a high-speed car accident on the streets of Baghdad, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Iraqi National Guard (ING) Lieutenant (LT) Juna Rasheed Diab (foreground right) instructs Soldiers assigned to Charlie Company of the 209th ING, during a field training exercise conducted with US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to Alpha Company, 1ST Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, near the city of Dequq, in Northeast Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

U.S. Army LT. GEN. Thomas F. Metz (foreground left), Commanding General, Multi-National Corps Iraq, and U.S. Marine Corps LT. GEN. John F. Sattler (foreground right), Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force, greets U.S. Marine Corps Marines during a tour of the area at the 4th Civil Affairs Groups Civil Military Operations Center in Fallujah, Iraq, on December 7, 2004. The generals are making a visit to Jolan Park where there will be a humanitarian aid station set up for the citizens of Fallujah, as they are allowed to return to their homes. The city was heavily damaged in a battle between the Multi-National Forces and the insurgents that once ruled the city. (U.S. Marine Corps...

U.S. Army LT. GEN. Thomas F. Metz (foreground left), Commanding General, Multi-National Corps Iraq, and U.S. Marine Corps LT. GEN. John F. Sattler (foreground right), Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force, greets U.S. Marine Corps Marines during a tour of the area at the 4th Civil Affairs Groups Civil Military Operations Center in Fallujah, Iraq, on December 7, 2004. The generals are making a visit to Jolan Park where there will be a humanitarian aid station set up for the citizens of Fallujah, as they are allowed to return to their homes. The city was heavily damaged in a battle between the Multi-National Forces and the insurgents that once ruled the city. (U.S. Marine Corps...

U.S. Army LT. GEN. Thomas F. Metz (foreground right), Commanding General, Multi-National Corps Iraq, and U.S. Marine Corps LT. Gen John F. Sattler (foreground left), Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force, receive a briefing at the 4th Civil Affairs Groups Civil Military Operations Center in Fallujah, Iraq, on December 7, 2004. The Generals are making a visit to Jolan Park where there will be a humanitarian aid station set up for the citizens of Fallujah, when they are allowed to return to their homes. The city was heavily damaged in a battle between the Multi-National Forces and the insurgents that had once ruled the city. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL. Theresa M. Medina)...

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Danielle Fahlbush (foreground right), helps to entertain a little Filipino girl in the recovery ward aboard the US Navy (USN) Military Sealift Command (MSC), Hospital Ship, USNS MERCY (T-AH 19), during the ship's one week stay in Zamboanga, Republic of the Philippines. The USNS MERCY is on a scheduled five-month deployment to deliver aid and humanitarian assistance to the Pacific Islands, and Southeast Asia

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Military Sealift Command (MSC), Hospital Ship, USNS MERCY (T-AH 19), USN Hospital Corpsman Third Class Ronald Bayaca (foreground right) entertains a young patient using a hand puppet. The child is aboard the MERCY preparing to undergo cleft lip surgery during the Ship's visit to provide humanitarian and civic assistance to the people of Bangladesh. The MERCY is on a scheduled five-month deployment to deliver aid and humanitarian assistance to South and Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands

Visit of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, foreground right, to Department of Interior headquarters, Washington, D.C., where he toured the building and greeted Interior staff following discussions with Secretary Gale Norton

Visit of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, foreground right, to Department of Interior headquarters, Washington, D.C., where he toured the building and posed with Interior staff following discussions with Secretary Gale Norton

Visit of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, foreground right, to Department of Interior headquarters, Washington, D.C., where he toured the building and greeted Interior staff following discussions with Secretary Gale Norton

Visit of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, foreground right, to Department of Interior headquarters, Washington, D.C., where he toured the building and greeted Interior staff following discussions with Secretary Gale Norton

US Army South (USARSO) Public Affairs Officer (PAO) Mr. Kevin Sieling (foreground right), and Mr. Robert Skinner, US Embassy spokesman for Trinidad and Tobago (background right), conducts an interview with Power 102 FM radio Station live from the Cascade Hotel, during the Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias Seminar 2005 (FA-HUM 2005) at the Port of Spain in Trinidad. FA-HUM 2005 is a humanitarian and disaster relief seminar focusing on regional collaboration, cooperation and mitigation of both natural and man made disasters. One hundred and seventy representatives from 22 countries are represented in the seminar, where the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force and the US Southern Command...

Trinidad and Tabago Defense Force Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Niel Bennett (foreground left) and US Army (USA) Major General (MGEN) John D. (Jack) Gardner (foreground right), Commanding General US Army South (USARSO), listens to a briefing during the Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias Seminar 2005 (FA-HUM 2005) at the Port of Spain in Trinidad. FA-HUM 2005 is a humanitarian and disaster relief seminar focusing on regional collaboration, cooperation and mitigation of both natural and man made disasters. One hundred and seventy representatives from 22 countries are represented in the seminar, where the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force and the US Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) are the hosts

Former Secretary of Interior Stewart Udall, foreground right, at events at Department of Interior headquarters honoring the former Secretary and the late Congressman Morris Udall

Former Secretary of Interior Stewart Udall, foreground right, at events at Department of Interior headquarters honoring the former Secretary and the late Congressman Morris Udall

US Navy (USN) Vice Admiral (VADM) Gerry Hoewing (background right), CHIEF of Naval Personnel, and MASTER CHIEF PETTY Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Terry Scott (foreground right), meets with the 2005 Sailors of the Year at his office in Washington, District of Columbia (DC). VAMD Hoewing discussed the fleet's perception of many of the new programs affecting Sailors today

Joe Nemecheck (foreground right), Driver of the US Army (USA) sponsored No. 01 Chevy car talks to newly enlisted Soldiers after an Oath of Enlistment Ceremony prior to the start of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) / Nextel Cup, Inaugural Dickies 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway, located in Fort Worth, Texas (TX)

US Navy (USN) Executive Officer Commander (CDR) Edward J. Harrington (foreground right), renders a salute while presiding over a Burial At Sea Ceremony conducted aboard the USN Amphibious Assault Ship, USS TARAWA (LHA 1) while underway in the Pacific Ocean

US Navy (USN) Machinist's Mate Second Class (MM2) Nijo Shelton (foreground right) from the USN L.Y. Spear Class Submarine Tender, USS EMORY S. LAND (AS 39), talks with a Congolese National about the day's events after conducting a preliminary walkthrough of repair jobs that will be performed at the local fire station. The LAND is currently in port at Pointe Noire, Congo (CGO), conducting repair training evolutions and Community Relations projects with host nation nationals

US Navy (USN) Sailors stationed aboard the Aircraft Carrier, USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63), listen as Evangelical Episcopal Priest, Father Mike Warnke (standing foreground right) delivers a motivational speech. Father Warnke is a Vietnam War Veteran and is onboard during an event sponsored by the religious ministries department while the ship is in port at Yokosuka, Japan, conducting repairs during a restricted availability period

US Navy (USN) ENSIGN (ESN) Naomi Clerc (foreground right) speaks with members of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), as they tour the USN Austin Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS DUBUQUE (LPD 8), while in port at Navy Base San Diego, California (CA). The tour highlighted the DUBUQUEs mission, training, technology and amphibious operations. CFR is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing and disseminating ideas to members and policymakers to better understand world policy facing the US and other governments

US Navy (USN) Captain (CAPT) Charles M. Gaouette (foreground right), Commanding Officer (CO) of the USN Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser, USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52), talks with members from the National Pakistan Defense College, as they prepare for a tour of his ship, during their visit at Navy Base San Diego, California (CA)

US Army (USA) General (GEN) John Abizaid (foreground right), Commander, US Central Command (USCENTCOM), talks with Bahrain Navy Rear Admiral (RADM) Shahid Iqbal, Commander, Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), and his staff at CTF-150 Headquarters at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Manama, Bahrain. USA GEN Abizaid is accompanied by USN Vice Admiral (VADM) Patrick Walsh (far right), Commander, USN 5th Fleet. CTF-150 conducts Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the USCENTCOM Area of Operations

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Military Sealift Command (MSC), Hospital Ship, USNS MERCY (T-AH 19), USN Lieutenant (LT) Stella Annunziato (foreground right), an Emergency Room (ER) Nurse, explains how to properly apply a hair traction splint for a femoral fracture, during the Corpsman Olympics. The Corpsman Olympics are held as an assessment tool to evaluate efficiency during crisis situations. The USNS MERCY is currently underway in the Pacific Ocean, conducting a scheduled five-month deployment to deliver aid and humanitarian assistance to the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia

The Sultan of Tadjoura The Honorable Abdoulaker Moumat Houmed (foreground left), is host to US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) Richard W. Hunt (foreground right), Commander, Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF HOA), during a visit to his home in Bankouale, Djibouti. RADM Hunt is the first American to meet with the tribal leader of the Afar people a nomadic group of tribes who live in Djibouti, Eritrea and Ethiopia

US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Adelaida Sojo (foreground right), from the USN Military Sealift Command (MSC), Hospital Ship, USNS MERCY (T-AH 19), hands out American Flags to local Filipino resident in front of the Zamboanga Medical Center in Zamboanga, Republic of the Philippines. The USNS MERCY is on a scheduled five-month deployment to deliver aid and humanitarian assistance to the Pacific Islands, and Southeast Asia

US Navy (USN) Commodore (CMDR) James R. Wyatt (left) Commanding Officer, Patrol Squadron 9 (VP-9), discuses the importance of the operation and maintenance of the P-3C Orion assets with Pakistan Navy Rear Admiral (RADM) Shahid Iqbal (foreground right) Commander, Task Force 150 (CTF-150), during RADM Iqbal's visit at Al Udeid Air Base (AB), Qatar. RADM Iqbal is visiting to learn more about the operation and maintenance of the P-3C Orion asset. VP-9 is currently on deployment to both 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Operation (AOR), conducting reconnaissance and maritime patrol operations supporting Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

The US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) (foreground right), is pictured among the multi-national ships moored side-by-side at Naval Base (NB) Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (HI), while participating the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006 Exercise, the world's largest biennial maritime exercise. RIMPAC 2006 brings together military forces from Australia, Canada, Chile, Peru, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom and the US