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Minna P. Gill

Minna P. Gill

Description: During the 1910s, as a young woman, Washington, D.C., native Minna P. Gill was active in the women's suffrage movement and participated in many demonstrations for women's rights. After earning her... more

Kristine Elisabeth Heuch Bonnevie (1872-1948)

Kristine Elisabeth Heuch Bonnevie (1872-1948)

Description: The biologist, Kristine Elisabeth Heuch Bonnevie, was the first female member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and, in 1912, the first woman to be appointed as a university professor... more

Carrie M. Derick (1862-1941), standing outside building

Carrie M. Derick (1862-1941), standing outside building

Description: The botanist Carrie M. Derick (1862-1941) was the first female university professor in Canada, and became a full professor at McGill University in 1912. This photograph may have been taken by jour... more

STS-125

STS-125

Launch: 2:01 p.m. EDT – May 11, 2009.Landing: 11:39 a.m. EDT – May 24, 2009, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif..Space Shuttle: Atlantis.Crew: Commander Scott D. Altman, Pilot Gregory C. Johnson, Mission Specialists... more

Sailors participate in a New Years Day 5k run on the flight deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Sailors participate in a New Years Day 5k run on the flight deck of th...

PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 01, 2009) Sailors participate in a New Years Day 5k run on the flight deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expe... more

An SA-330 Puma helicopter picks up pallets from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1).

An SA-330 Puma helicopter picks up pallets from the Military Sealift C...

PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 01, 2009) An SA-330 Puma helicopter picks up pallets from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) during a vertical replenishment with the amphib... more

Line handlers heave line to maintain tension during a replenishment at sea.

Line handlers heave line to maintain tension during a replenishment at...

PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 01, 2009) Line handlers heave line to maintain tension during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command dry/ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) aboard the amphibious... more

NASA Employees Like to Have Fun with Chalk

NASA Employees Like to Have Fun with Chalk

Date April 28, 2009.Description: Mysterious chalkings have been reported throughout NASA Langley Research Center. The puzzling messages appeared overnight and urge employees to take bizarre actions, such as smi... more

STS-129

STS-129

Launch: 2:28 p.m. EST - Nov. 16, 2009.Landing: 9:44 a.m. EST - Nov. 27, 2009, Kennedy Space Center, Fla. .Space Shuttle: Atlantis. Crew: Commander Charles O. Hobaugh, Pilot Barry E. "Butch" Wilmore, Mission Spe... more

Storekeeper 2nd Class Stephanie Ruth inspects and documents the condition of the vehicle she will drive to support the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee.

Storekeeper 2nd Class Stephanie Ruth inspects and documents the condit...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 01, 2009) Storekeeper 2nd Class Stephanie Ruth inspects and documents the condition of the vehicle she will drive to support the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee (AFIC). AFIC is a joint-service... more

Expedition 20

Expedition 20

Launch: Soyuz TMA-15 May 27, 2009.Landing: October 11, 2009.Astronauts: Gennady Padalka, Michael Barratt, Timothy Kopra, Koichi Wakata, Roman Romanenko, Frank Winne, Robert Thirsk and Nicole Stott..The Expediti... more

Sailors participate in a New Years Day 5k run on the flight deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Sailors participate in a New Years Day 5k run on the flight deck of th...

PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 01, 2009) Sailors participate in a New Year's Day 5k run on the flight deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Exp... more

Quartermaster 2nd Class Kathryn Herd enters the New Year's Day entry in the deck log as the clock strikes midnight aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).

Quartermaster 2nd Class Kathryn Herd enters the New Year's Day entry i...

GULF OF OMAN (Jan. 01, 2009) Quartermaster 2nd Class Kathryn Herd enters the New Year's Day entry in the deck log as the clock strikes midnight aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theod... more

Capt. Ladd Wheeler, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and Capt. Kevin Kovacich, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, jump off the ship at the start of a swim call.

Capt. Ladd Wheeler, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS The...

GULF OF OMAN (Jan. 02, 2009) Capt. Ladd Wheeler, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and Capt. Kevin Kovacich, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, jump off the ship at t... more

 A Navy hospital corpsman conducts a medical exam on an Afghan man.

A Navy hospital corpsman conducts a medical exam on an Afghan man.

HELMAND PROVENCE (Jan. 02, 2009) A Navy hospital corpsman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment conducts a medical exam on an Afghan man in Now Zad, Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Albert... more

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Elisha Manning performs a routine dental cleaning aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Elisha Manning performs a routine dental c...

PERSBIAN GULF (Jan. 02, 2009) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Elisha Manning performs a routine dental cleaning aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is deployed as part of... more

Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) participate in a swim call.

Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) part...

GULF OF OMAN (Jan. 02, 2009) Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) participate in a swim call. Theodore Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are on deployment in the U.S. ... more

High-speed vessel Swift (HSV 2) arrives in Port Antonio with Southern Partnership Station.

High-speed vessel Swift (HSV 2) arrives in Port Antonio with Southern ...

PORT ANTONIO, Jamaica (Jan. 04, 2009) High-speed vessel Swift (HSV 2) arrives in Port Antonio with Southern Partnership Station to begin training with the Jamaican Defense Force in a variety of topics. Southern... more

Air Force airmen load a Navy Seabee mine resistant, ambush protected vehicle into an Air Force C-17 for transportation.

Air Force airmen load a Navy Seabee mine resistant, ambush protected v...

AL TAQQADUM, Iraq (Jan. 04, 2009) Air Force airmen load a Navy Seabee mine resistant, ambush protected vehicle into an Air Force C-17 for transportation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Cl... more

ostal Clerk Seaman Amy Ross rechecks the organization of mail before calling mail call.

ostal Clerk Seaman Amy Ross rechecks the organization of mail before c...

GULF OF OMAN (Jan. 04, 2009) Postal Clerk Seaman Amy Ross rechecks the organization of mail before calling mail call in hangar bay two aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roose... more

Postal Clerk 3rd Class Justin Richard gives mail to Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Ivianna Ortiz during mail call.

Postal Clerk 3rd Class Justin Richard gives mail to Aviation Ordnancem...

GULF OF OMAN (Jan. 04, 2009) Postal Clerk 3rd Class Justin Richard, left, gives mail to Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Ivianna Ortiz during mail call in hangar bay two aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier U... more

An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter hovers above a life jacket in the Gulf of Aden.

An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter hovers above a life jacket in the Gulf o...

GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 05, 2009) An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Easy Riders of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 37 embarked aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) hovers a... more

Quartermaster Seaman Vanessa Espinal straightens the American flag.

Quartermaster Seaman Vanessa Espinal straightens the American flag.

NORFOLK, Va. (Jan. 05, 2009) Quartermaster Seaman Vanessa Espinal, assigned to Pre-Commissioning Unit USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) straightens the American flag from behind in the ship's hangar bay. George H.W... more

Sailors aboard USS Chosin (CG 65) stand by as USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) approaches for a replenishment at sea.

Sailors aboard USS Chosin (CG 65) stand by as USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) ...

GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 05, 2009) Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) stand by as the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) approaches for a replenishmen... more

The guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) approaches the Military sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha(T-AO 196) for a replenishment at sea.

The guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) approaches the Military ...

GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 05, 2009) The guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) approaches the Military sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha(T-AO 196) for a replenishment at sea. Chosin is the flag... more

ospital Corpsman 1st Class Tina Close administers a yellow fever shot to Engineman Fireman Sony Ngeburi.

ospital Corpsman 1st Class Tina Close administers a yellow fever shot ...

PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 05, 2009) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Tina Close administers a yellow fever shot to Engineman Fireman Sony Ngeburi aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo J... more

Sailors play video games at the newly-renovated Liberty Center at Naval Support Activity Bahrain.

Sailors play video games at the newly-renovated Liberty Center at Nava...

BAHRAIN (Jan. 05, 2009) Sailors play video games at the newly-renovated Liberty Center at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. This game room was upgraded with new flat-screen monitors and game chairs as part of a M... more

Seaman Lashaunda Briggs wraps mooring line around a bit.

Seaman Lashaunda Briggs wraps mooring line around a bit.

BAHRAIN (Jan. 05, 2009) Seaman Lashaunda Briggs wraps mooring line around a bit aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17). San Antonio is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary ... more

Two F/A-18F Super Hornet strike fighters, assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41, launch from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

Two F/A-18F Super Hornet strike fighters, assigned to the Black Aces o...

NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 05, 2009) Two F/A-18F Super Hornet strike fighters, assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41, launch from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carri... more

Sailors pass stores received from USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) during a replenishment at sea.

Sailors pass stores received from USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) during a rep...

GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 05, 2009) Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) pass stores received from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) during a replen... more

An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter hovers above a life jacket in the Gulf of Aden.

An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter hovers above a life jacket in the Gulf o...

GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 05, 2009) An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Easy Riders of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 37 embarked aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) hovers a... more

Electrician's Mate Second Class Curtis Bembow talks with Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Vaughn McMillian during a radio interview for Navy Radio News.

Electrician's Mate Second Class Curtis Bembow talks with Mass Communic...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 05, 2009) Electrician's Mate Second Class Curtis Bembow, right, Enlisted Diversity Recruiter of the Year from Navy Recruiting District Miami, talks with Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class ... more

Navy Career Counselor 1st Class Josh Vinson akes a tour of Defense Media Activity Anacostia.

Navy Career Counselor 1st Class Josh Vinson akes a tour of Defense Med...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 05, 2009) Navy Career Counselor 1st Class Josh Vinson, Recruiter in Charge of the Year from Navy Recruiting District Minneapolis, takes a tour of Defense Media Activity Anacostia. Navy Recruiti... more

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Richie Luna uses a swab to take a DNA sample from Fireman Jodie Mooneyham.

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Richie Luna uses a swab to take a DNA samp...

PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 05, 2009) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Richie Luna uses a swab to take a DNA sample from Fireman Jodie Mooneyham aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). The samp... more

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Cody Gilbert explains to recording artist and entertainer Ashanti different equipment on the bridge of the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73).

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Cody Gilbert explains to recording artist an...

PEARL HARBOR (Jan. 05, 2009) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Cody Gilbert explains to recording artist and entertainer Ashanti different equipment on the bridge of the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73). A... more

Seabees finish concrete during the sidewalk construction project.

Seabees finish concrete during the sidewalk construction project.

CAMP LEMONIER, Djibouti (Jan. 05, 2009) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 finish concrete during the sidewalk construction project at the surge tent area at Camp Lemonier. This pr... more

An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Black Ravens of Tactical Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135 prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Black Ravens of Tactical Electronic A...

NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 05, 2009) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Black Ravens of Tactical Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135 prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carr... more

A landing craft air cushion disembarks from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50).

A landing craft air cushion disembarks from the amphibious dock landin...

ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 06, 2009) A landing craft air cushion disembarks from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). Carter Hall is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group sup... more

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West congratulates top recruiters.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West congratula...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 06, 2009) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West congratulates top recruiters for being selected as Recruiters of the Year (ROY) and exceeding in recruitment goals for 2008... more

The U.S. Marine Corps Ceremonial Guard and the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard stand face to face during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute Ceremony honoring President George W. Bush.

The U.S. Marine Corps Ceremonial Guard and the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Gu...

ARLINGTON, Va. (Jan. 06, 2009) The U.S. Marine Corps Ceremonial Guard, left, and the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard stand face to face during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute Ceremony honoring President George W. ... more

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan Regional fire department firefighters march in the Sasebo Fire Department's New Year's Parade and Dezome ceremony.

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan Regional fire department firefighte...

SASEBO, Japan (Jan. 06, 2009) Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan Regional fire department firefighters march in the Sasebo Fire Department's New Year's Parade and Dezome ceremony. The Fleet Activities Sasebo fi... more

Firefighters from the Sasebo Fire Department are joined by the Fleet Activities Sasebo fire department in performing a mass fire hose demonstration during the Sasebo Fire Department's New Year's Parade and Dezome ceremony.

Firefighters from the Sasebo Fire Department are joined by the Fleet A...

SASEBO, Japan (Jan. 06, 2009) Firefighters from the Sasebo Fire Department are joined by the Fleet Activities Sasebo fire department in performing a mass fire hose demonstration during the Sasebo Fire Departmen... more

Vice Adm. John C. Harvey, Jr. meritoriously promotes Electricians Mate 1st Class Curtis Bembow.

Vice Adm. John C. Harvey, Jr. meritoriously promotes Electricians Mate...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 06, 2009) Vice Adm. John C. Harvey, Jr., director, Navy Staff, meritoriously promotes Electricians Mate 1st Class Curtis Bembow. Bembow was the only recruiter of the year promoted to the next p... more

Chief Operations Specialist Marvin Barnes discusses search and rescue operations with Beninese sailors.

Chief Operations Specialist Marvin Barnes discusses search and rescue ...

COTONOU, Benin (Jan. 06, 2009) Chief Operations Specialist Marvin Barnes, assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49), discusses search and rescue operations with Beninese sailors at t... more

President George W. Bush inspects the troops during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute at Ft. Myer in Arlington, Va.

President George W. Bush inspects the troops during the Armed Forces F...

ARLINGTON, Va. (Jan. 06, 2009) President George W. Bush inspects the troops during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute at Ft. Myer in Arlington, Va. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates awarded the president the Dep... more

Adm. Mike Mullen first lady Mrs. Laura Bush, President George W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates listen as the national anthem is sung during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute Ceremony honoring President Bush.

Adm. Mike Mullen first lady Mrs. Laura Bush, President George W. Bush ...

ARLINGTON, Va. (Jan. 06, 2009) Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left, first lady Mrs. Laura Bush, President George W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates listen as the national... more

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen speaks with John Stewart, host of the Daily Show before taping a segment of Mullen as the headlining guest.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen speaks with Joh...

NEW YORK (Jan. 06, 2009) Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen speaks with John Stewart, host of the Daily Show before taping a segment of Mullen as the headlining guest. (U.S. Navy photo by Ma... more

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, First Lady Laura Bush, President George W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates watch as troops march past them during a Pass in Review.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, First Lady Lau...

ARLINGTON, Va. (Jan. 06, 2009) Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, first lady Laura Bush, President George W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates watch as troops march past them du... more

Religious Program Specialist 3rd Class Shaun-Michael Vanasselberg assembles a modular tactical vest.

Religious Program Specialist 3rd Class Shaun-Michael Vanasselberg asse...

GULFPORT, Miss. (Jan. 06, 2009) Religious Program Specialist 3rd Class Shaun-Michael Vanasselberg, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74, assembles a modular tactical vest during a training ... more

Electricians Mate 2nd Class Byron Ross, left, assigned to Mobile Expeditionary Security Squadron 2, instructs members of the Jamaica Defense Force during a Southern Partnership Station boarding team member simulation.

Electricians Mate 2nd Class Byron Ross, left, assigned to Mobile Exped...

PORT ANTONIO, Jamaica (Jan. 06, 2009) Electricians Mate 2nd Class Byron Ross, left, assigned to Mobile Expeditionary Security Squadron 2, instructs members of the Jamaica Defense Force during a Southern Partner... more

Rick Buchart explains the features of a new postal kiosk.

Rick Buchart explains the features of a new postal kiosk.

BREMERTON, Wash. (Jan. 06, 2009) Rick Buchart, Northwest Region postal operations manager, explains the features of a new postal kiosk unveiled onboard Naval Base Kitsap. This is the first time in nearly 15 yea... more

A landing craft air cushion  enters the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50).

A landing craft air cushion enters the well deck of the amphibious do...

PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 06, 2009) A landing craft air cushion from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 enters the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). Carter Hall is deployed as part of the... more

Members of the Joint Ceremonial Honor Guard and Joint Ceremonial Color Guard stand in formation during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute Ceremony honoring President George W. Bush.

Members of the Joint Ceremonial Honor Guard and Joint Ceremonial Color...

ARLINGTON, Va. (Jan. 06, 2009) Members of the Joint Ceremonial Honor Guard and Joint Ceremonial Color Guard stand in formation during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute Ceremony honoring President George W. Bush... more

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West receives a framed photograph from Rear Adm. Joseph F. Kilkenny, Commander, Navy Recruiting Command.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West receives a...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 06, 2009) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West receives a framed photograph from Rear Adm. Joseph F. Kilkenny, Commander, Navy Recruiting Command, after speaking with the... more

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen is interviewed by John Stewart during a taping of the Daily Show.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen is interviewed ...

NEW YORK (Jan. 06, 2009) Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen is interviewed by John Stewart during a taping of the Daily Show. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad... more

Rear Adm. Joseph F. Kilkenny reenlists Navy Career Counselor 1st Class Josh Vinson

Rear Adm. Joseph F. Kilkenny reenlists Navy Career Counselor 1st Class...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 06, 2009) Rear Adm. Joseph F. Kilkenny, commander, Navy Recruiting Command, reenlists Navy Career Counselor 1st Class Josh Vinson, Recruiter in Charge of the Year from Navy Recruiting District ... more

Vice Adm. John C. Harvey, Jr. speaks to the 15 Recruiters of the Year

Vice Adm. John C. Harvey, Jr. speaks to the 15 Recruiters of the Year

WASHINGTON (Jan. 06, 2009) Vice Adm. John C. Harvey, Jr., director, Navy Staff, speaks to the 15 Recruiters of the Year (ROY) and reaffirmed the importance of Recruiters in the Navy. Navy Recruiting Command hos... more

Adm. Mike Mullen is greeted by Staff Brig. Gen. Ismael H. Alsodani and Samir Al Sumaida'ie at the celebration marking the 88th anniversary of the creation of the Iraqi armed forces.

Adm. Mike Mullen is greeted by Staff Brig. Gen. Ismael H. Alsodani and...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 06, 2009) Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is greeted by Staff Brig. Gen. Ismael H. Alsodani, left, Iraqi Defense Attache, and Samir Al Sumaida'ie, Iraqi Ambassador to t... more

Seabees participate in an M9 9mm pistol qualification.

Seabees participate in an M9 9mm pistol qualification.

WOOLMARKET, Miss. (Jan. 06, 2009) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 participate in an M9 9mm pistol qualification to prepare for an upcoming deployment. NMCB-11will deploy to So... more

A landing craft air cushion approaches the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50).

A landing craft air cushion approaches the amphibious dock landing shi...

PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 06, 2009) A landing craft air cushion from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 approaches the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). Carter Hall is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Exp... more

USS Chicago (SSN 721) eaves Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a scheduled six-month deployment to the Western Pacific region.

USS Chicago (SSN 721) eaves Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a scheduled...

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Jan. 06, 2009) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Chicago (SSN 721), awarded the 2008 Submarine Squadron (CSS) 3 Battle Efficiency (Battle E) award for continual mission readiness,... more

USS Barry (DDG 52) sits in port during its visit to Valetta to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the

USS Barry (DDG 52) sits in port during its visit to Valetta to commemo...

VALETTA, Malta (Jan. 06, 2009) The guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) sits in port during its visit to Valetta to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the "Great White Fleet," a historic U.S. Navy good... more

The guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) sits in port during its visit to Valetta to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the

The guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) sits in port during it...

VALETTA, Malta (Jan. 06, 2009) The guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) sits in port during its visit to Valetta to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the "Great White Fleet," an historic U.S. Navy goo... more

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates awards the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service to President George W. Bush.

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates awards the Department of Defense ...

ARLINGTON, Va. (Jan. 06, 2009) Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates awards the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service to President George W. Bush during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute f... more

Members of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard stand at attention during the armed forces full-honor farewell to President George W. Bush.

Members of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard stand at attention during th...

ARLINGTON, Va. (Jan. 06, 2009) Members of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard stand at attention during the armed forces full-honor farewell to President George W. Bush at Fort Myer in Arlington, Va. Secretary of De... more

achinist's Mate 3rd Class Joseph Christians onducts training with Electronics Technician 3rd Class Marcus Hoggard.

achinist's Mate 3rd Class Joseph Christians onducts training with Elec...

NORFOLK, Va. (Jan. 06, 2009) Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Joseph Christians, from Clarion, Iowa, conducts training with Electronics Technician 3rd Class Marcus Hoggard, from Norfolk, Va., on the operation of the ... more

ear Adm. Andy Brown presents Chief Storekeeper Chester Gorriceta with the purple heart medal for injuries suffered March 13, 2008, while deployed to Afghanistan.

ear Adm. Andy Brown presents Chief Storekeeper Chester Gorriceta with ...

SAN DIEGO (Jan. 06, 2009) Rear Adm. Andy Brown, commander, Fleet and Industrial supply Centers (COMFISCS), presents Chief Storekeeper Chester Gorriceta with the purple heart medal for injuries suffered March 13... more

Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Chris Baker supervises Hull Maintenance Technician Fireman Kyle Gregory.

Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Chris Baker supervises Hull Main...

GULF OF OMAN (Jan. 07, 2009) Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Chris Baker supervises Hull Maintenance Technician Fireman Kyle Gregory as he brazes a cap in the pipe shop aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft ca... more

Quartermaster 2nd Class Aaron Martinez, assigned to the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), runs from students during a game of tag at The Sullivans Elementary School.

Quartermaster 2nd Class Aaron Martinez, assigned to the Arleigh-Burke ...

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 07, 2009) Quartermaster 2nd Class Aaron Martinez, assigned to the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), runs from students during a game of tag at The Su... more

The battleship EX-USS Missouri (BB 63) returns to Ford Island after finishing scheduled repairs at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

The battleship EX-USS Missouri (BB 63) returns to Ford Island after fi...

PEARL HARBOR (Jan. 07, 2009) The battleship EX-USS Missouri (BB 63) returns to Ford Island after finishing scheduled repairs at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Missouri underwent three months and $18 million of pr... more

The battleship EX-USS Missouri (BB 63) returns to Ford Island after finishing scheduled repairs at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

The battleship EX-USS Missouri (BB 63) returns to Ford Island after fi...

PEARL HARBOR (Jan. 07, 2009) The battleship EX-USS Missouri (BB 63) returns to Ford Island after finishing scheduled repairs at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Missouri underwent three months and $18 million of pr... more

Gunner's Mate 1st Class Asa Peek speaks with students at The Sullivans Elementary School at Fleet Activities Yokosuka.

Gunner's Mate 1st Class Asa Peek speaks with students at The Sullivans...

OKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 07, 2009) Gunner's Mate 1st Class Asa Peek, from Smyrna, Ga., assigned aboard the Arleigh-Burke class guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), speaks with students at The Sulliv... more

Sailors monitor an alongside approach with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1).

Sailors monitor an alongside approach with the Military Sealift Comman...

PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 07, 2009) Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) monitor an alongside approach with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Cla... more

Line handlers maintain tension on the phone and distance line.

Line handlers maintain tension on the phone and distance line.

PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 07, 2009) Line handlers aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) maintain tension on the phone and distance line during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealif... more

Vice Adm. Mark E. Ferguson, III presents the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal to Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Kevin Parra.

Vice Adm. Mark E. Ferguson, III presents the Navy-Marine Corps Commend...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 07, 2009) Vice Adm. Mark E. Ferguson, III, chief of Naval Personnel, presents the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal to Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Kevin Parra during an awards ceremony... more

Vice Adm. Robert J. Papp speaks to members of Coast Guard Reserve Port Security Unit (PSU) 305.

Vice Adm. Robert J. Papp speaks to members of Coast Guard Reserve Port...

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 07, 2009) Vice Adm. Robert J. Papp speaks to members of Coast Guard Reserve Port Security Unit (PSU) 305, deployed to Joint Task Force Guantanamo, during an all-hands meeting. PSU 305... more

A landing craft utility conducts well deck operations with the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

A landing craft utility conducts well deck operations with the multi-p...

PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 07, 2009) A landing craft utility from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2 conducts well deck operations with the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is deployed as pa... more

aster Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West chats with Recruiters of the Year (ROY) and their family members during an awards ceremony at the Capitol Hill Club.

aster Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West chats with ...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 07, 2009) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West chats with Recruiters of the Year (ROY) and their family members during an awards ceremony at the Capitol Hill Club. Navy R... more

Gunner's Mate Seaman James Clarke fires a shot line to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1).

Gunner's Mate Seaman James Clarke fires a shot line to the Military Se...

PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 07, 2009) Gunner's Mate Seaman James Clarke fires a shot line to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) during a replenishment at sea aboard the... more

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West talks with Construction Electrician 2nd Class Justin Urban and Mass Communication Specialist Senior Chief Tom Jones during the Recruiters of the Year award ceremony.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West talks with...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 07, 2009) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West speaks with Construction Electrician 2nd Class Justin Urban, left, and Mass Communication Specialist Senior Chief Tom Jones... more

Sgt. Brian Rudolph hands out land navigation instructions to Jamaica Defense Force members during Southern Partnership Station.

Sgt. Brian Rudolph hands out land navigation instructions to Jamaica D...

PORT ANTONIO, Jamaica (Jan. 07, 2009) Sgt. Brian Rudolph, from Marine Corps Training and Advisory Group, hands out land navigation instructions to Jamaica Defense Force members during Southern Partnership Stati... more

Gunner's Mate Seaman Shaine Oliver reads to a student at The Sullivans Elementary School at Fleet Activities Yokosuka.

Gunner's Mate Seaman Shaine Oliver reads to a student at The Sullivans...

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 07, 2009) Gunner's Mate Seaman Shaine Oliver, from Milford, Conn., assigned aboard the Arleigh-Burke class guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), reads to a student at The Su... more

Boatswain's Mate Seaman Apprentice Charles Norris polishes a bell aboard the ceremonial quarterdeck of USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

Boatswain's Mate Seaman Apprentice Charles Norris polishes a bell aboa...

NORFOLK, Va. (Jan. 07, 2009) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Apprentice Charles Norris polishes a bell aboard the ceremonial quarterdeck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush will be c... more

Sailors scrub debris off the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).

Sailors scrub debris off the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 07, 2009) Sailors scrub debris off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during the Carrier Strike Group Eight composite unit training exerc... more

Gunnery Sgt. Ryan Tracy, left, and Sgt. Clifford Perry, assigned to Marine Corps Training and Advisory Group, observe a Jamaica Defense Force student as he practices land navigation techniques during Southern Partnership Station.

Gunnery Sgt. Ryan Tracy, left, and Sgt. Clifford Perry, assigned to Ma...

PORT ANTONIO, Jamaica (Jan. 07, 2009) Gunnery Sgt. Ryan Tracy, left, and Sgt. Clifford Perry, assigned to Marine Corps Training and Advisory Group, observe a Jamaica Defense Force student as he practices land n... more

Rear Adm. Joseph F. Kilkenny talks with Vice Adm. Jeffrey L. Fowler, Vice Adm. John C. Harvey and Vice Adm. Mark E. Ferguson III.

Rear Adm. Joseph F. Kilkenny talks with Vice Adm. Jeffrey L. Fowler, V...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 07, 2009) Rear Adm. Joseph F. Kilkenny, commander, Navy Recruiting Command, left, talks with Vice Adm. Jeffrey L. Fowler, superintendent of the United States Naval Academy; Vice Adm. John C. Ha... more

Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jole Caler works on a canon plug on an EA-6B Prowler.

Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jole Caler works on a canon ...

GULF OF OMAN (Jan. 07, 2009) Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jole Caler works on a canon plug on an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 aboard the Nimit... more

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Christopher Madsen signals for the launch of a C-2A Greyhound.

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Christopher Madsen sig...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 07, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Christopher Madsen signals for the launch of a C-2A Greyhound assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squardron (VRC) 40 aboard the Nim... more

Sailors tend a shot line during an underway replenishment.

Sailors tend a shot line during an underway replenishment.

PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 07, 2009) Sailors tend a shot line during an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Lewis & Clark (T-AKE 1) aboard the amphibious transport do... more

USS San Antonio (LPD 17) conducts an underway replenishment.

USS San Antonio (LPD 17) conducts an underway replenishment.

PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 07, 2009) The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) conducts an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Lewis & Clark (T-AKE ... more

The battleship EX-USS Missouri (BB 63) returns to Ford Island after finishing scheduled repairs at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

The battleship EX-USS Missouri (BB 63) returns to Ford Island after fi...

PEARL HARBOR (Jan. 07, 2009) The battleship EX-USS Missouri (BB 63) returns to Ford Island after finishing scheduled repairs at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Missouri underwent three months and $18 million of pr... more

Some of the selected 2008 Recruiters of the Year, pose in front of the Iwo Jima Memorial in Washington.

Some of the selected 2008 Recruiters of the Year, pose in front of the...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 07, 2009) Chief Navy Career Counselor John Frierson, left, Chief Navy Career Counselor Keith Eubanks, Senior Chief Electronics Technician Freeland Peterson, Navy Career Counselor 1st Class Josh... more

Vice Adm. Mark E. Ferguson, III presents the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal to Yeoman 1st Class Kelsey Deriso.

Vice Adm. Mark E. Ferguson, III presents the Navy-Marine Corps Commend...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 07, 2009) Vice Adm. Mark E. Ferguson, III, chief of Naval Personnel, presents the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal to Yeoman 1st Class Kelsey Deriso in recognition of his selection as Suppo... more

Sailors conduct well deck operations with a landing craft utility aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Sailors conduct well deck operations with a landing craft utility aboa...

PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 07, 2009) Sailors conduct well deck operations with a landing craft utility from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2 aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is ... more

The battleship EX-USS Missouri (BB 63) returns to Ford Island after finishing scheduled repairs.

The battleship EX-USS Missouri (BB 63) returns to Ford Island after fi...

PEARL HARBOR (Jan. 07, 2009) The battleship EX-USS Missouri (BB 63) returns to Ford Island after finishing scheduled repairs at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Missouri underwent three months and $18 million of pr... more

The battleship EX-USS Missouri (BB 63) returns to Ford Island after finishing scheduled repairs at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

The battleship EX-USS Missouri (BB 63) returns to Ford Island after fi...

PEARL HARBOR (Jan. 07, 2009) The battleship EX-USS Missouri (BB 63) returns to Ford Island after finishing scheduled repairs at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Missouri underwent three months and $18 million of pr... more

ailors assigned to the aircraft carrier Pre-commissioning Unit George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) walk beside the ship during a rehearsal for the ship's commissioning ceremony.

ailors assigned to the aircraft carrier Pre-commissioning Unit George ...

NORFOLK, Va. (Jan. 07, 2009) Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier Pre-commissioning Unit George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) walk beside the ship during a rehearsal for the ship's commissioning ceremony. The ship is ... more

Lt. Cmdr. David Kohnen meets U.S. President-elect Barack Obama in Washington.

Lt. Cmdr. David Kohnen meets U.S. President-elect Barack Obama in Wash...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 08, 2009) Lt. Cmdr. David Kohnen, a member of the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee (AFIC), meets U.S. President-elect Barack Obama in Washington. AFIC carries on a tradition, which dates back ... more

ailors aboard the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 774) stand damage control watch before the Virginia gets underway

ailors aboard the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 77...

GROTON, Conn. (Jan. 08, 2009) Sailors aboard the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 774) stand damage control watch before the Virginia gets underway. Damage control is an integral part of life f... more

Salh Mohammad, from Farah City, registers to vote at the Voter's Registration Center for men

Salh Mohammad, from Farah City, registers to vote at the Voter's Regis...

FARAH, Afghanistan (Jan. 08, 2009) Salh Mohammad, from Farah City, registers to vote at the Voter's Registration Center for men. Between the male and female registration sites, 300 to 400 Afghans register to vo... more