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Lititz, Pennsylvania. Private first class Fred D. Long, home on leave from Fort Bliss, Texas, goes shopping with his father, Albert K. Long, who works in the animal trap company's machine shop

Members of the United States tank force in New Guinea constructed the ingenious washing machine from two old drums and a motor-driven wire-laying winch. Private First Class Wally Rathgeb of Wenatchee, Washington, is doing his weekly wash

Fort Riley, Kansas. Private first class in a mechanized cavalry reconnaissance unit

Lititz, Pennsylvania. Private first class Fred D. Long, home on leave from Fort Bliss, Texas, goes shopping with his father, Albert K. Long, who works in the animal trap company's machine shop

Men from New York State crowding around an out-dated copy of a New York newspaper at an American Red Cross club somewhere in England. Left to right: Private First Class Ted Rothstein, Bronx; Private Gene Binchoni, Bronx; Sergeant T. David Bernstein, Brooklyn; Private Jack Perino, Bronx, and Private Harold Plovsky, Manhattan

Private First Class (PFC) Richard Strickland, 1ST Platoon, 48th Brigade, 108th Armored Division, Georgia National Guard, washes an M113 armored personnel carrier in the motor pool after the training Exercise COMPANY TEAM DEFENSE

Private First Class (PFC) John McCure, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 21st Infantry, 24th Division, Regular Army, looks out from a cover position at a roadblock during the training Exercise COMPANY TEAM DEFENSE. He is armed with an M60 machine gun equipped with a Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System. (Substandard image)

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas W. Holden, commanding officer of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (HMM-262), undergoes decontamination procedures with the aid of Private First Class (PFC) Lipps during a combat readiness evaluation exercise. PFC Lipps is wearing nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) gear. Visible in the background are two CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters

GEN John A. Wickham Jr., US Army chief of staff, presents the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantry Badge to Private First Class (PFC) Timothy G. Romick of Company A, 1ST Battalion, 75th Rangers. Romick is at Womack Army Community Hospital recovering from wounds received in action in Grenada

Private First Class 101st Aviation Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, secures the tail rotors of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at the conclusion of Exercise AHUAS TARA (BIG PINE) II. The helicopter will be disassembeld, washed, and loaded aboard a C-5 Galaxy aircraft for shipment back to the US

Private First Class (PFC) Heriberto Torres of Company A, 1ST Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, prepares to fire an M16A1 rifle equipped with an M203 grenade launcher at advancing Blue Forces during the joint South Korean/US Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '84. He is a member of the Orange Forces

Private First Class of the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) Precision Measuring Equipment (PME) section uses a variety of electronic diagnostic equipment to repair an AN/USM-425 oscillo-scope

Private First Class (PFC) Garfield Jones refuels an M151 lightweight vehicle as Sergeant (SGT) B. Jiles looks on from the driver's seat, during Exercise GALLANT EAGLE '84 at the National Training Center

SPECIALIST Fourth Class (SPC) Devora Probeck, left, Private First Class (PFC) Tim Chier, center, and PFC Harry Dobbs work inside an MTC-9 switchboard van during Exercise GALLANT EAGLE '84

Private First Class (PFC) Lisa Nichols of Company B, 42nd Signal Battalion, arrives at a prepositioning of materiel configured to unit sets (POMCUS) site during SPEARPOINT '84 a phase of Exercise REFORGER '84

Private First Class (PFC) Dean Shimp prepares to fire an M47 Dragon anti-tank assault weapon as Sergeant First Class Richard Bohen stands by during a live fire exercise at the Pohakuloa Training Area. They are members of the 1ST Battalion, 19th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, participating in Exercise OPPORTUNE JOURNEY 4-84

Private First Class (PFC) Tim R. Blanton of Company A, 5th Infantry, 25th Division, keeps is M16A1 rifle ready while on the lookout for opposing forces during Exercise OPPORTUNE JOURNEY 4-84

Mr. Carl T. C. Gutierrez, speaker of the 17th Guam Legislature, speaks at the Congressional Medal of Honor Monument dedication ceremony. The monument was erected to honor four Marines for heroism during World War II. They are Captain Louis Wilson, Jr., Private First Class (PFC) Leonard Mason, PFC Luther Skaggs and PFC Frank Witek

Marine Corps Colonel J. Karl Miller, commander Marine Barracks Guam, speaks at the Congressional Medal of Honor Monument dedication ceremony. The monument was erected to honor four Marines for heroism during World War II. They are Captain Louis Wilson, Jr., Private First Class (PFC) Leonard Mason, PFC Luther Skaggs and PFC Frank Witek

Distinguished guests in attendance at the Congressional Medal of Honor Monument dedication ceremony. The monument was erected to honor four Marines for their heroism during World War II. They are Captain Louis Wilson Jr., Private First Class (PFC) Leonard Mason, PFC Luther Skaggs and PFC Frank Witek

Mrs. Jean Witek, left, participates in a wreath of Honor Monument dedication ceremony. The monument was erected to honor four Marines for heroism during World War II. They are Captain Louis Wilson, Jr., Private First Class (PFC) Leonard Mason, PFC Luther Skaggs and PFC Frank Witek. (Substandard image)

Marine Corps Colonel J. Karl Miller, commander, Marine Barracks Guam, speaks at the Congressional Medal of Honor Monument dedication ceremony. The monument was erected to honor four Marines for their heroism during World War II. They are Captain Louis Wilson Jr., Private First Class (PFC) Leonard Mason, PFC Luther Skaggs and PFC Frank Witek

Mr. Paul Witek speaks on behalf of his brother, Private First Class Frank Witek (PFC), during Congressional Medal of Honor Monument dedication ceremony. PFC Witek is among four Marines being honored for their heroism above and beyond the call of duty while fighting the Japanese during World War II. The men are Captain Louis Wilson Jr., Private First Class (PFC) Leonard Mason, and PFC Luther Skaggs

A joint Marine Corps/Navy color guard stands at attention at the Congressional Medal of Honor Monument dedication ceremony. The monument honors four Marines for heroism during World War II. They are Captain Louis Wilson, Jr., Private First Class (PFC) Leonard Mason, PFC Luther Skaggs and PFC Frank Witek

The unveiling of the Congressional Medal of Honor Monument takes place during a dedication ceremony. The monument honors four Marines for heroism above and beyond the call of duty while fighting the Japanese during World War II. They are Captain Louis Wilson, Jr., Private First Class (PFC) Leonard Mason, PFC Luther Skaggs and PFC Frank Witek

A wreath laying ceremony takes place as part of the Congressional Medal of Honor Monument dedication ceremony, to honor four Marines for the heroism above and beyond the call of duty while fighting the Japanese during World War II. They are Captain Louis Wilson Jr., Private First Class (PFC) Leonard Mason, PFC Luther Skaggs and PFC Frank Witek

The unveiling of the Congressional Medal of Honor Monument takes place during a dedication ceremony. The monument honors four Marines for heroism above and beyond the call of duty while fighting the Japanese during World War II. They are Captain Louis Wilson, Jr., Private First Class (PFC) Leonard Mason, PFC Luther Skaggs and PFC Frank Witek

A wreath lies at the base of the Congressional Medal of Honor Monument in memory of four Marines who performed above and beyond the call of duty while fighting Japanese troops during World War II. They are Captain Louis Wilson, Jr., Private First Class (PFC) Leonard Mason, PFC Luther Skaggs and PFC Frank Witek

A joint Marine Corps/Navy color guard stands at attention at the Congressional Medal of Honor Monument honors four Marines for the heroism above and beyond the call of duty while fighting the Japanese during World War II. They are Captain Louis Wilson Jr., Private First Class (PFC) Leonard Mason, PFC Luther Skaggs and PFC Frank Witek

A wreath laying ceremony takes place as part of the Congressional Medal of Honor Monument dedication ceremony, to honor four Marines for the heroism above and beyond the call of duty while fighting the Japanese during World War II. They are Captain Louis Wilson Jr., Private First Class (PFC) Leonard Mason, PFC Luther Skaggs and PFC Frank Witek

Mr. Paul Witek speaks on behalf of his brother, Private First Class (PFC) Frank Witek, during the Congressional Medal of Honor Monument dedication ceremony. PFC Witek is among four Marines being honored for heroism during World War II. The other men are Captain Louis Wilson, Jr., PFC Leonard Mason, PFC Luther Skaggs

Distinguished guests in attendance at the Congressional Medal of Honor Monument dedication ceremony. The monument was erected to honor four Marines for their heroism during World War II. They are Captain Louis Wilson Jr., Private First Class (PFC) Leonard Mason, PFC Luther Skaggs and PFC Frank Witek

The Honorable Ricardo J. Bordallo, Governor of Guam, speaks at the Congressional Medal of Honor Monument dedication ceremony. The monument was erected to honor four Marines for their heroism during World War II. They are Captain Louis Wilson Jr., Private First Class (PFC) Leonard Mason, PFC Luther Skaggs and PFC Frank Witek

Distinguished guests stand (some saluting) during the dedication ceremony for the Congressional Medal of Honor Monument. The monument was erected to honor Marines for heroism while fighting the Japanese during World War II. They are Captain Louis Wilson, Jr., Private First Class (PFC) Leonard Mason, PFC Luther Skaggs and PFC Frank Witek

The honorable Ricardo J. Bordallo, governor of Guam, speaks at the Congressional Medal of Honor Monument dedication ceremony. The monument was erected to honor four Marines for heroism during World War II. They are Captain Louis Wilson, Jr., Private First Class (PFC) Leonard Mason, PFC Luther Skaggs and PFC Frank Witek

Private First Class (PVT) Jeff Ewell, Company B, 4th Battalion, Aviation Training Brigade, demonstrates the proper method of splinting a lower leg fracture during training on common tasks skills

Private First Class (PFC) Jerry Bogohn, 562nd Engineer Battalion, digs up an anti-personnel mine from the ramp of the air strip during Exercise BRIM FROST'87

Private First Class (PFC) John Walton and Specialist Fourth Class (SPC) James Austin, 172nd Support Battalion 6th Infantry Division, repair heater attached to a maintenance tent during Exercise BRIM FROST'87

Private First Class (PFC) John Walton and Specialist Fourth Class (SPC) James Austin, 172nd Support Battalion 6th Infantry Division, repair a heater attached to a maintenance tent during Exercise BRIM FROST'87

Private First Class (PFC) John Lucas awaits treatment for a simulated eye injury during Exercise BRIM FROST'87

Private First Class (PFC) Jerry Bogohn, 562nd Engineer Battalion, digs up an anti-personnel mine from the ramp area of the air strip during Exercise BRIM FROST'87

Private First Class (PFC) Jerry Bogohn, 562nd Engineer Battalion, digs up an anti-personnel mine from the ramp area of the air strip during Exercise BRIM FROST'87

Moulage specialists create a bloody eye injury on the brow of Private First Class (PFC) John Lucas during Exercise BRIM FROST'87

Private First Class (PFC) Darren Smith, left, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, explains the operation of a pair of night vision glasses to members of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force during Exercise NORTHWIND '87. Members of the 25th Infantry Division are undergoing 23 days of special cold weather training with members of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force in the Kotani and Hirosaki Training Area

Private First Class (PFC) Eddie Perry, Headquarters Company, 6th Battalion, 327th Infantry, 6th Infantry Division (Light) sights in an M29 81 mm mortar during a combined arms live fire exercise (CALFEX)

Private First Class (PFC) Michele Caprara, Company A, 711th Signal Battalion, Alabama National Guard, soaps down a truck on a wash rack during the joint US/South Korean Exercise TEAM SPIRIT'87

Private First Class (PFC) Russell Reed holds a toddler during Exercise SOLID SHIELD'87. Reed is assisting A Corps, 1ST Battalion, to distribute school books to the villagers

Private First Class (PFC) Hernandez of the 92nd Infantry Brigade, Puerto Rico National Guard, provides security around a campsite during Exercise CAMILLE

Private First Class (PFC) Terry C. Durham, 675th Medical Detachment, fills paper cups with a deworming medicine for distribution to villagers during a medical readiness training exercise (MEDRETE), part of Exercise SOLID SHIELD'87

Private First Class (PFC) Richard Lee Taylor, 40th Supply and Service, sews a patch on a uniform during the 21st Infantry Division's annual Army training and evaluation program and field training exercise

Private First Class (PFC) Mike Hendry of the Joint Communications Support Element disconnects cables at the main communications trailer area. His unit is preparing to redeploy from Exercise SHADOW HAWK'87 to its parent Exercise BRIGHT STAR'87, in Egypt

Private First Class (PFC) Michael Hendry seeks cover behind equipment in a dust storm during the Exercise SHADOW HAWK'87, segment of BRIGHT STAR'87. In this US Central Command/Joint Chiefs of STAFF exercise, US forces operate with the Jordanian military

Private First Class (PFC) Mike Hendry, right, and SPECIALIST Fourth Class (SPC) Dewayne McWright of the Joint Communications Support Element disconnect cables at the main communications trailer area. Their unit is preparing to redeploy from Exercise SHAD

Private First Class (PFC) Morton sets up a booby-trap during an exercise at the National Training Center

Face down in the sand, Private First Class (PFC) Jeffrey Vines grimaces and grips the shoulder strap of his M16A1 rifle as he finds himself pinned down during an exercise at the National Training Center. Vines is wearing multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES) sensors and his rifle is equipped with a MILES transmitter

Private First Class (PFC) Jesse and SPECIALIST Fourth Class (SPC) Jose practice arm and hand signals at the National Training Center

Private First Class (PFC) Alan prepares to throw a grenade into a bunker during an exercise at the National Training Center

Private First Class (PFC) Richie Williams, Battery A, 4th Battalion, 11th Field Artillery, loads a shell into an M101 105 mm Howitzer during the joint service combined arms live fire Exercise CALFEX III at Yukon Range

Private First Class (PFC) Richie Williams, Battery A, 4th Battalion, 11th Field Artillery, prepares to load a shell into an M101 105 mm Howitzer during the joint service combined arms live fire Exercise CALFEX III at Yukon Range

Private First Class (PFC) Robert Young, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 17th Infantry, aims an M60 machine gun durng the joint service combined arms live fire Exercise CALFEX III at Yukon Range

Private First Class (PFC) Richie Williams, Battery A, 4th Battalion, 11th Field Artillery, loads shell into an M101 105 mm Howitzer during the joint service combined arms live fire Exercise CALFEX III at Yukon Range

Private First Class (PFC) Richie Williams, Battery A, 4th Battalion, 11th Field Artillery, prepares to load a shell into an M101 105 mm Howitzer during the joint service combined arms live fire Exercise CALFEX III at Yukon Range

Private First Class (PFC) Robert Young, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 17th Infantry, aims an M60 machine gun during the joint service combined arms live fire Exercise CALFEX III at Yukon Range

Private First Class (PFC) Grimaldi from the 1ST Battalion, the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, makes a sign in Spanish that says,"82nd Airborne, the hand of God in Honduras,"for his base camp. President Ronald Reagan mobilized US Exercise Task Force DRAGON/GOLDEN PHEASANT, consisting of both the 82nd Airborne Division and the 7th Light Infantry Division, to help discourage Nicaraguan forces from entering Honduras

Privates (PVT) Waddy, Forsythe, Hernandez and Private First Class (PFC) Howard practice using SB-22A switchboard and TA312 field telephones during the Combat Signaler Course

Private First Class (PFC) White, Tactical Platoon, The Basic School, demonstrates the proper procedure for tossing a flare

Members of the 7th Infantry Division (Light) demonstrate use of the field radio to Private First Class (PFC) Kim S. Young during Exercise CABANAS 88, a Joint Chiefs of STAFF exercise designed to promote and increase effective interaction between participa

SPECIALIST Fourth Class (SPC) Krissy M. Palacios applies camouflage to Private First Class (PFC) Kim S. Young, both from the 7th Infantry Division (Light), during Exercise CABANAS 88, a Joint Chiefs of STAFF exercise designed to promote and increase effec

Private First Class (PFC) Michael Johnson, Company B, 11th Engineer Battalion, and PFC George Hammond, 30th Engineer Battalion, unroll a snow fence on the mall in preparation for the inaugural ceremonies for President-elect George H.W. Bush

Private First Class (PFC) Jose Ledoux-Garcia of Company C, 5th Battalion, 77th Armor, guards his M60A3 main battle tank during Central Guardian, a phase of Exercise REFORGER '85. He is armed with an M3A1 .45-caliber submarine gun

US Marine Lance Corporal (LCPL) Walter Embser (left) and Private First Class (PFC) John Petersen both armed with 5.56mm M16a2 assault rifles, provide perimeter security from a wooded area at Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Station, HI. Part of Operation RIMPAC 96, Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Camp Pendleton, CA conduct simulated Noncombatant Evacuation Operations (NEO). The US Navy Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC 33) is parked in the background

STAFF Sergeant Paul D. Lusk, 1ST Squad Leader, 2nd platoon, Kilo Co, 3/4 (3rd Battalion, 4th Marines), gives instuctions to radio operator, Private First Class (PFC) John M. Keane, while conducting a sensor emplacement mission. PFC Joshua E. Remmert (foreground) provides security. The three Marines are part of a Hunter-Killer team participating in the Advanced Warfighting Experiment, "Hunter-Warrior", held at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center) 29 Palms, California

US Army, Private First Class (PFC) Mark Henrikson, B Company,1ST Battalion, 5th Infantry, tests the Dismounted Soldier System Unit (DSSU) during the Advanced Warfighting Experiment (AWE) at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California. More than 6,000 soldiers took part in the six-week exercise that capped nearly two years of training. The AWE tested 72 initiatives ranging from new computer equipment like the Applique to reorganization of unit structure, 19 March 1997

US Army, SPECIALIST (SPC) Kevin Marsh and Private First Class (PFC) Shawn Burgos, A Company, 299th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, stand in open hatches in an M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC), mock-up Grizzly breaching system (mine field), during the Advanced Warfighting Experiment (AWE) at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California. More than 6,000 soldiers took part in the six-week exercise that capped nearly two years of training. The AWE tested 72 initiatives ranging from new computer equipment like the Applique to reorganization of unit structure, 24 March 1997

US Army, Private First Class (PFC)Thomas Brazil and SPECIALIST (SPC) Terry Millender, A Company, 299th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division from Fort Hood, Texas, tests out the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) to properly zero in a 5.56mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) during the Advanced Warfighting Experiment (AWE) at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California. More than 6,000 soldiers took part in the six-week exercise that capped nearly two years of training. The AWE tested 72 initiatives ranging from new computer equipment like the Applique to reorganization of unit structure, 24 March 1997

US Army, Private First Class (PFC) Terry Dunavent, Delta Company , 1ST Battalion, 41st Infantry, Fort Riley, Kansas, searches the briefcase of a businessman for weapons at the front gate of checkpoint Sierra 10 before the civilian can enter for an economic meeting. Bosnia-Herzegovina, Operation JOINT GUARD, 8 April 1997

US Army SPECIALIST (SPC) Guerra and Private First Class (PFC) Sabree, A Battery, 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery, 11th ADA Brigade, prepare a four canister launcher, on an M-109 trailer, for an MIM-104 Patriot Missile Launch Drill at Base Camp McGregor Missile Range, Fort Bliss, Texas, during Exercise ROVING SANDS '97, 15 April 1997

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen (far left), accompanied by Richard Dooley, Department of Defense (DoD) Project Coordinator at the Pentagon, enters the exhibits at the Public Service Recognition Week held at the National Mall, Washington, DC, May 8,1997. Greeting Secretary Cohen at the gate is Private First Class (PFC) Marc Hudson (left) and PFC James A. Bruhnsen (right). Both are Honor Guard members from E Company, 3rd US Infantry (TOG), Fort Myer, Virginia

United States Army General George A. Joulwan (left), Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR) and Commaner-in-CHIEF, United States European Command, walks alongside his nephew, Private First Class (PFC) Chernov (right), Alpha Company, Task Force 1-13 (1ST Battalion, 13th Armor, 3rd Brigade, 1ST Armored Division), Quick Reaction Force, as they walk toward the recreation center to commend the soldiers of Task Force 1-41 (1ST Battalion, 41st Infatry, 3rd Brigade, Ist Armored Division) on how much their hard work is appreciated during Operation JOINT GUARD. Camp Dobol, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 23 May 1997

US Army, Private First Class (PFC) Gonzalez, 678th Personnel Service Detachment, carrying a 5.56 mm M16 rifle, checks out the wide variety of running shoes offered to the soldiers of Task Force Eagle, while shopping at the Base Exchange. Operation JOINT GUARD, Tuzla Air Base, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 9 June 1997

Private First Class (PFC) Jeff A. Troxel (facing camera) and PFC Nathan J. Haines prepare to eat noon chow at white beach on Camp Pendleton during work-ups for Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV-7A1) are seen in background. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

US Army, Private First Class (PFC) Randy Van Zandt, C Company, 2d Battalion, 2d Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 1ST Infantry Division (Mechanized), Vilseck, Germany, Task Force Eagle, does some studying in the library at Camp McGovern, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Operation JOINT GUARD, 10 July 1997

US Army, Private First Class (PFC) Walker, 82nd Airborne Division awaits a mock practice jump during a Joint Readiness Training Exercise (JRTX) being conducted at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, !5 July 1997

US Army, Private First Class (PFC) Charles Robinson (left), and SPECIALIST (SPC) Mike Eaglin (rigth), B Company, 82nd Engineer Battalion, 1ST Engineering Brigade, 1ST Infantry Division (Mechanized), Task Force 1-77 (1ST Bn - 77th Armor, 2nd Bde, 1ST Inf Div (Mech)), Task Force Eagle, pound pickets into the ground to mark an area free of mines near Brcko, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Operation JOINT GUARD, 20 July 1997

Nigth Scope PHOTO: US Army, Private First Class (PFC) Juan Manrique, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion 14th Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York, sits behind a 5.56 mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) while on guard duty at the main gate on Eagle Base, Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Operation JOINT GUARD, 22 July 1997

US Army (USA) Private First Class (PFC) Carla Campbell, 82nd Airborne Division (ABN DIV), Fort Bragg, North Carolina (NC), rigged up and ready to jump onto the Sicily Drop Zone at Ft Bragg as part of Joint Task Force (JTF) Exercise 98-1

United States Army (USA) Private First Class (PFC) Michael Allard secures the chains of a hoist to a Guided Missile Transport of a Patriot Missile tube, at Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base, Kuwait, in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998

United States Army (USA) Private First Class (PFC) Michael Allard (left) and SPECIALIST Janathan Gainey hold on to guide ropes attached to a Patriot Missile tube at Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base, Kuwait, in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998

US Army (USA) Private First Class (PFC) Daniel Tuck, Team Leader, B/ Company, 3rd Platoon, 3rd US Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), participates in a field training exercise at Fort A. P. Hill, Virginia (VA)

Private First Class (PFC) Tyrus Reid, A Co, the 67th Signal (Sig) Battalion (Bn), 93rd Sig Brigade (Bde), operator, is testing the switch in the AN/TRC-175 shelter

Onboard the USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) Private First Class (PFC) Todd P. Willis, USMC, 1ST Battalion, 3rd Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, stands guard duty as the American Flag flies at full mast, while in port at Hong Kong, China. FORT MCHENRY is enroute to the Philippines to take part in Exercise BALIKATAN 2000

Lance Corporal (LCPL), Scott L. Slattery (kneeling), and Private First Class (PFC), Todd P. Willis, both USMC, 1ST Battalion, 3rd Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, takes up defense positions during the main assault on Marine Base Ternate while conducting amphibious assault training, during Exercise BALIKATAN 2000. BALIKATAN 2000 is a joint combined field training exercise held between US and Philippines forces, and is the largest of its kind since 1995

Senator Max Clelland (D-GA) presents the Purple Heart to US Army Sergeant First Class (retired) Roscoe Killett, for wounds he received as a Private First Class on November 29, 1965, while serving in Vietnam with weapons platoon, B Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade

Private First Class (PFC) Jesus Hanna, USA, 1ST Battalion, 501st Infantry, takes aim on the target down range with his 5.56mm M16A1 assault rifle, with an 40mm M203 grenade launcher attached, during combined live fire exercises held at Thung Song, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2000

Private First Class (PFC) Melissa Klecan, USA, 1ST Battalion, 501st Infantry drinks King Cobra snake blood mixed with whiskey, which is said to increase ones strength after drinking it, during Jungle Survival Training, at Thung Song, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2000

US Marine Corps Lance Corporal (LCPL), Charles Greer (right) and Private First Class (PFC), Aaron Colling, from 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3D Marine Division, man their 240G 7.62mm Machine Gun located at Gun Position 99, East Camp Fuji, Japan. Training Area during the unit's nine firing day relocation shoot, designed to enhance military occupational specialty proficiency within the artillery field

US Marine Corps Major General (MGEN), Thomas A. Braaten and Major General (MGEN), Dennis T. Krupp, recognize Sergeant Major (SGM) Peter Gante and Private First Class (PFC), Mitcheal Hall Jr., as the oldest and youngest Marines. Part of the Marine Corps 225th Birthday celebration held at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), Cherry Point, NC

Private First Class Samual Gregorey, USMC, drives the MHU-83 C/E Munitions Loading System. Other members from the 533rd Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) prepare to load three 305 pound Mk 81 practice bombs with Mk 15 bomb retarding fins attached, onto the F/A-18D Hornet during Exercise TANDEM THRUST. The F-18 is also carrying six BDU-48/B 10-pound practice bombs on the A/A37B-6E Multiple Ejector Rack. TANDEM THRUST is a combined US, Australian, and Canadian military training exercise. This biannual exercise is being held in the vicinity Shoalwater Bay training area, Queensland, Australia. The purpose Exercise TANDEM THRUST is to train for crisis action planning and execution...

Private First Class (PFC) Terrance Williams, USA, (left), PFC Jessie Mendoza, USA, (middle) and SPECIALIST Ricardo Thomas, USA, with Bravo Company 864th Engineering Battalion 2nd Platoon, Fort Lewis, Washington, prepare concrete for construction of a community center for a school. The school located in Ban Nong Phayon, Thailand, is being fixed up in support of COBRA GOLD 2001. COBRA GOLD '01 is regularly scheduled, joint-combined exercise designed to ensure regional peace and strengthen the ability of the royal Thai Armed Forces to defend Thailand or respond to regional contingencies. This year's exercise, the 20th in the series, will focus on peace enforcement operations

Private First Class (PFC) Adam Rysdyk, United States Marine Corps (USMC), from Titusville, Florida, assigned to Landing Force CARAT 2001, lends a hand by making improvements to the property at the Asian Women's Welfare Association Special School in Singapore