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CAMP TAJI, Iraq -- Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, command sergeant major of 4th Infantry Division and U.S. Division-North, center, discusses the Iraqi Army noncommissioned officer education system with command sergeants major of several U.S. Army brigades and Iraqi divisions at Camp Taji, Iraq, April 25, 2011. Senior leaders from both armies met to generate new ideas and methods to potentially improve upon NCO selection, education, and training within the Iraqi Army.(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Strayer, 109th MPAD, USD-N PAO)
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Senior enlisted leaders of the U.S. and Iraqi Armies gathered at the Iraqi Army Noncommissioned Officers Academy to discuss the current state of the NCO Corps and NCO Education Systems within the Iraqi Army at Camp Taji, Iraq, April 25.
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CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE WARRIOR, Iraq – A mortar crew assigned to 47th Brigade, 12th Iraqi Army Division launch 120mm mortar smoke rounds at a simulated enemy position during Operation Lion’s Leap at Mahgoor Training Site in Kirkuk province, Iraq, April 24, 2011. During Operation Lion’s Leap, more than 500 soldiers from 12th IA Div. and Iraqi Special Operations Forces showcased their technical expertise and tactical prowess.(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Andrew Ingram, USD-N PAO)
CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE WARRIOR, Iraq – Top Iraqi military leaders, officials and press gathered at the Mahgoor Training Site in Kirkuk province to bear witness as Iraqi Security Forces conducted Operation Lion’s Leap, a large-scale joint training exercise with the Iraqi Army and Iraqi Air Force, April 24.
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BASRAH, Iraq – Staff Sgt. Luis Vegamaldonado, a medic with the 36th Infantry Division’s personal security detachment, gets a temperature reading on Sgt. Juan Arriaga, an infantryman also with the 36th Inf. Div. PSD. Vegamaldonado, of Round Rock, Texas, performed the checkup on Arriaga, to confirm Arriaga was able to return to duty after having the flu. (Photo by Sgt. David A. Bryant, 36th Infantry Division Public Affairs)
BASRAH, Iraq – The list is daunting. It includes some very sensitive and private subjects: suicide, marital distress, the emotional turmoil that comes with taking another’s life – or seeing the life of a fellow Soldier violently taken away.
Published in Daily News

Air Force Maj. Jesse Peterson and Air Force Tech. Sgt. Shane Hargis, 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, practice a hoist mission April 22, 2011, the day before they were called upon to recover the pilots of a downed Army helicopter in Afghanistan. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Bill Cenna
KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Airmen from Bagram Airfield's 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron performed a daring mountainside rescue here April 23 after an Army helicopter crashed in a hostile valley.
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Army Lt. Col. Darrin Ricketts, deputy commander of the 101st Airborne Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team, prepares to fly to a village in Afghanistan’s Paktika province, April 28, 2011. DOD photo by Karen Parrish
FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan – Intelligence is indispensible for soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team in the counterinsurgency fight here.
Published in Recent Features

Osama bin Laden
WASHINGTON – An intelligence-driven U.S. operation in Pakistan killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden yesterday, President Barack Obama announced in a nationally televised address from the White House late last night.
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WASHINGTON – “Justice has been done,” said President Barack Obama in announcing the death of Osama bin Laden in a U.S. military operation in Pakistan.
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Osama bin Laden
FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan – News of Osama bin Laden’s death raced through the tents and plywood buildings that make up the headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team here this morning.
Published in Daily News
Thursday, 28 April 2011 11:15

Mullen Discusses Personnel Pluses, Concerns

Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses participants at the leadership breakfast for the Government Executive Media Groups at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., April 28, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
WASHINGTON – Calling personnel issues his greatest comfort and greatest concern, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today praised U.S. service members for the way they’ve adapted over a decade of war.
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WASHINGTON – CIA Director Leon E. Panetta, President Barack Obama’s choice as the next secretary of defense, would bring to the job more than 40 years of government service that has traversed local and federal government and the legislative and executive branches.
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