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Spc. Jason Christensen, right, with B Troop, 6th “Saber” Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division – Center, fires his weapon during the ‘Saber Shooter’ competition April 2, 2011, at the Caughman Range on Camp Liberty, Iraq, while Maj. Ronald MacKay, the range officer-in-charge, records the time it takes Christensen to engage his targets. The competition measured how effectively an individual Soldier could accurately engage multiple targets in a timely manner while maneuvering and changing out ammunition. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Daniel Elmblad, 2nd AAB, 1st Inf. Div., USD-C)
BAGHDAD– The 212th Military Police Company, Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division – Center, graduated 101 Iraqi Police officers from the Criminal Justice Center at Camp Liberty, Iraq.
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An Iraqi Army mechanic loosens the lug nuts on a Humvee tire as he and his team races to finish first and claim the title of ‘Best Mechanic Team’ during a maintenance rodeo held by the 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, April 27, 2011. The competition tested IA skills learned over the past 10 months. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Tanya Thomas, 4th AAB, 3rd Inf. Div., USD-C Public Affairs)
AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq – Wrenches turned quickly and so did the second hand on the clock as Iraqi Army Soldiers showcased their vehicle maintenance skills while competing for their chance at the ‘Best Mechanic Team’ in Anbar, Iraq.
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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor posthumously today to the families of two soldiers who served in the Korean War.
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WASHINGTON – Osama bin Laden is dead, but al-Qaida still is dangerous, CIA Director Leon E. Panetta said today in a letter to the agency’s employees.
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WASHINGTON – A combined force killed numerous armed fighters in a gun battle yesterday in the Doshi district of Afghanistan’s Baghlan province, military officials reported.
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WASHINGTON – Osama bin Laden received a Muslim ceremony as he was buried at sea, a senior defense official said here today.
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Navy Seaman James Q. Beheler, a corpsman with the provincial reconstruction team in Afghanistan’s Kunar province, puts a bandage on an Afghan boy’s leg at Zagrano Bando School, April 14, 2011. Beheler noticed the boy was wearing a makeshift bandage after being bitten by a dog the previous day, and he changed the boy’s bandage to help in preventing infection. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chuck Walker
KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Deployments often afford service members an opportunity to experience situations and perform duties outside of their comfort zone. One person who has broadened his skill set during his tour in Afghanistan is Navy Seaman James Q. Beheler.
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Spc. Bince Miller and Spc. David Quintanilla, both from Bravo Company 640th Aviation Support Battalion, play a round of foosball at the Walker Center at Camp Taji, Iraq on May 3, 2011. (Photo by Spc. Matthew Wright, 40th Combat Aviation Brigade)
CAMP TAJI, Iraq – Being in theater in Iraq can put a lot of pressure on Soldiers. On constant alert and putting in long work hours means there is little personal time, but the Army does offer Soldiers places to unwind and forget, for a moment, where they are.
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CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq – Iraq Special Forces commandos with the 6th Regional Commando Battalion prepare to assault an objective during Operation Lions Leap at Khor Al Zubair, April 28, after being dropped off by Iraqi Air Force helicopters. Operation Lions leap was the largest joint-military exercise in Iraqi history since 2003 involving the Iraqi Army, Navy, Air Force and Special Forces Operations. (Photo by Sgt. James Kennedy Benjamin)
CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq – U.S. and Iraqi Security Forces gathered at Khor Al Zubair, Iraq, April 28, to witness one of the largest joint-military exercises in ISF history.
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Pentagon Police Department Officers Johnnie Boynes, Arthur Garrelts and Jason Cummiskey begin a night shift with the retiring of the colors from the Pentagon’s riverside flag poles. DOD photo by Paul Taylor
WASHINGTON – On the evening of March 4, 2010, an armed gunman approached the Pentagon’s metro entrance and opened fire.
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