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Sgt. Amanda Baca, a military police noncommissioned officer with 212th “Dragoon” Military Police Company, Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division – Center and a Douglas, Wis., native, mentors her Soldier on methods to improve her reports June 8, 2011 at Camp Taji, Iraq. Baca received a Purple Heart during a previous deployment Iraq in 2006 when her convoy was hit by improvised explosive device. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. John Kinsey, 2nd AAB, 1st Inf. Div., USD-C)
BAGHDAD — A Purple Heart is a meritorious and honorable award that is respected by many—but desired by few. One Soldier who received that award is back in the country where she earned it, serving her country again.
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WASHINGTON- A handheld device that would give new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities to warfighters and an airframe equipped with plug and play sensors are among new technologies being tested during U.S. Joint Forces Command's Empire Challenge 2011 demonstration.

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WASHINGTON – A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Haqqani terrorist network leader and several of his associates in the Gardez district of Afghanistan’s Paktia province yesterday, military officials reported.
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Osama Bin Laden
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates urged the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2011 today to embrace the power of perseverance and determination as he contrasted the failed 1980 hostage rescue attempt in Iran with last month’s successful mission that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
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WASHINGTON's Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen met with Pakistani leaders today in an effort to shore up relations between the United States and Pakistan.

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Homemade equipment is virtually impossible to sterilize. Novice tattoo artists have frequently used the same equipment on several different people. (Courtesy photo)
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - Tattoos are markings made by inserting indelible ink into the skin for artistic preferences as well as many other reasons. They are common among service members.
Published in Press Releases - Iraq
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 10:07

Marine Returns to Iraq for Closure

Retired Marine Cpl. Donny Daughenbaugh fires an AK-47 assault rifle at a live-fire range with the Iraqi Special Operation Forces team on Victory Base Complex, Iraq, April 28. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joseph A. Vine/USF-I PAO)
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - During the height of the war in Iraq, patrols, setting up checkpoints and vehicle searches were standard and occurred every day. Most of those ended without any type of conflict or casualties.
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Staff Sgt. Amaryllis Rivera, A unit supply sergeant with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 325th Military Intelligence gets her hair cut during Operation Shear Love, Camp Victory, Iraq, May 8. The event donated all the hair to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that creates wigs for children with medical hair loss. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joseph Vine, USF-I PAO)
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq – Troops on Victory Base Complex participated in Operation Shear Love, in which they donated their hair to Locks of Love, May 8.
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:27

Senior Leaders Review APRT

Sgt. Maj. Nicol R. Williams, senior enlisted advisor to the director of logistics, United States Forces-Iraq, performs the rower during a test of the proposed Army Physical Readiness Test. Senior enlisted personnel participated in the APRT to become familiar with the exercises and give feedback to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Camp Victory, Iraq, May 7.
Camp Victory, Iraq- More than 50 senior leaders participated in and gave feedback on the proposed Army Physical Readiness Test at Camp Victory, May 7.
Published in Press Releases - Iraq

The traditional boots, dog tags, m-16 rifle and kevlar is displayed during a memorial service hosted by the USF-I JTFT in honor of the fallen EOD technicians, in Al Faw Palace, Camp Victory, May 7. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charlene Mendiola)
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq – “What is it that would possess an individual to walk down range against an inanimate object that presents certain death at the slightest misstep, yet relishes the opportunity to exercise mastery of a situation where you can only get the opportunity to make a mistake once?” asked Capt. Edward W. Eidson, commander of Joint Task Force Troy, United States Forces – Iraq, during his speech at a memorial service held in Al Faw Palace, Camp Victory, May 7. “The names you are about to hear are those brave individuals.”
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