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The Coast Guard Cutter Bear approaches Coast Guard Sector Key West Sept. 21, 2011. The Bear crew offloaded 4,355 pounds of cocaine at Sector Key West from a Sept. 9, 2011, go-fast interdiction in the Caribbean Sea. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nick Ameen
September 25, 2011 marked the 10th anniversary of the Tunnel to Towers Run, which this year saw nearly 30,000 runners and walkers including 1,800 cadets and 80 runners from the United States Military Academy Preparatory School. Photo by Kathy Eastwood, West Point Public Affairs
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Michael Garetz inspects flares loaded aboard a AV-8B Harrier on the flightline on Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan, Sept. 29, 2011. Garetz is a Marine attack squadron 513 ordnance technician. U.S. Army photo by Sean Dennison
Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, reviews troops during his retirement ceremony and Armed Forces Farewell at Summerall Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 30, 2011. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey will succeed Mullen as the 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Peterson stands at attention in front of the Prisoners of War- Missing in Action Memorial as part of the 2011 POW/MIA Recognition Day at Heritage Park on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Sept. 29, 2011. Peterson is assigned to the 49th Materiel Maintenance Group. For 24 straight hours, airmen took turns standing vigil and making sure the eternal flame remained lit as a symbol that POWs and MIAs of today and the past are never forgotten. U.S. Air Force courtesy photo
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Nick Kimose, Donovan, Sarah, Kathy and Randy Kimose stand for recognition with Capt. Jim Jenkins, Deputy Commander, Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach, for the Kimoses' contribution to the Redondo Beach Veterans Memorial, at the Redondo Beach Veterans Memorial, Redondo Beach, Calif. Oct. 1, 2011. The Kimose family was honored with a plaque for their contribution to the Redondo Beach Veterans Task Force, a volunteer organization composed of veterans, who honor servicemembers of past and present. The plaque honoring the Kimose family reads "Family, Community, Country". U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Seth Johnson
September 29, 2011 - Soldiers from 212th Fires Brigade, 1st Armored Division, carry the remains of Cpl. Eduardo Pedregon, a Korean War veteran who was repatriated after 61 years of having been declared missing in action. Photo by Army Lt. Col. Deanna Bague
Marines with Heavy Marine Helicopter Squadron 466 fly CH-53 Sea Stallions carrying first responders of the San Francisco Bay Area past the Golden Gate Bridge on their way to the USS Bonhomme Richard, Oct. 5, 2011. Members of the police department, fire department and emergency management team visited the USS Bonhomme Richard to witness Navy-Marine Corps capabilities in the case of a natural disaster. The ship ported hours later to kick off Fleet Week and to showcase the equipment, personnel and the ability of the Marine Corps to respond to crisis. Photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Young, Headquarters Marine Corps
Retired Army Reserve Capt. Arthur J. Jackson presents Capt. James T. Cox, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu,  with the Medal of Honor pennant on Oct. 6, 2011. Jackson was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery at the Battle of Peleliu during World War II, for which the ship was named. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Apprentice Alex Van'tLeven
Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz pay their respects Oct. 3, 2011, at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., during the full-honors funeral of retired Maj. Gen. John Alison. Alison was a war hero and founding father of the Air Force, special operations forces, having served with the Flying Tigers‚ 75th Fighter Squadron and the 1st Air Commando Group during World War II. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Raymond Mills
The Fort Bragg men's master team is awarded the Commander's Cup after placing 1st at this year's Army Ten-Miler in Washington D.C. Oct. 9, 2011. The men's master team is comprised of four men older than 40. More than 30,000 people and 701 teams competed in the 27th annual 10 mile race. The race is one of the largest 10 mile races in the world. Photo by Sgt Jessica Kuhn (XVIII Corps)
Marines serving with 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade march down Filbert Street during the 143rd Annual Italian Heritage Parade, Oct. 9, 2011. Marines and sailors with the expeditionary brigade traveled to San Francisco in the USS Bonhomme Richard to participate in Fleet Week to showcase the Navy and Marine Corps’ amphibious nature, readiness and ability to respond to disasters. Photo by USMC Sgt. Michael Cifuentes
The Nimitz-class aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) passes under the Golden Gate bridge during the San Francisco Fleet Week 2011 Parade of Ships on Oct. 8, 2011. San Francisco Fleet Week is a five-day event which highlights the equipment, technology and operational capabilities of the military's sea services and their history in the San Francisco area. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Nicolas C. Lopez
Members of the Paralyzed Veterans of America racing team participate in the 2011 Army Ten-Miler with their handcycles in Washington, D.C., Oct. 9, 2011. More than 30,000 people participated in the 27th annual race, supporting Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation, a network of support and leisure services to enhance the lives of soldiers and their families. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jamyz Touchstone plays with an Afghan child during a mission to a local village in Shinkai, Afghanistan, Oct. 8, 2011. Touchstone is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul and deployed from the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion in Wisconsin. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grovert Fuentes-Contreras
Marine Corps Sgt. Lucas Chaffins, center, receives the USO Marine of the Year Award from Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., assistant commandant of the Marine Corps; USO President Sloan D. Gibson; retired Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during the 2011 USO Gala in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
U.S. Navy seamen prepare for night flight operations in flight deck control aboard the USS John C. Stennis in the Arabian Sea, Oct. 11, 2011. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman
U.S. Air Force Capt. Deana Porter, center, speaks to the director of social affairs in Mehtar Lam district in Afghanistan's Laghman province, Oct. 8, 2011. Porter is a physician assistant assigned to the Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team, which met with the committee to discuss building a second orphanage to provide care for children who have lost their families. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane
ASTORIA, Ore. - A crew from Station Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi, Ore., was presented the 2011 Coast Guard Foundation Heroism Award at a ceremony in New York City, Oct. 13, 2011. Seaman Austin Bartosz, Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Karas, Petty Officer 2nd Class Conor Bennett and Fireman Michael Callahan were recognized for demonstrating extraordinarily outstanding teamwork, operational risk management, seamanship and courage while battling extreme sea conditions to save the lives of two fishermen last fall. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Daniel Goodrich
On top of his day to day duties, Army Spc. Christian Dale Wilson designed and constructed a monument for the battalion that was unveiled Oct. 6, 2011. Spc. Wilson presented the monument to the Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Troy Soukup, and the Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Eustice. Spc. Wilson then described his creation for the commander, the command sergeant major, and the HHB soldiers. He chose the words “the famous” because the Red Bulls are known throughout the military world for the longest deployments of both World War II and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The word “faithful” is the motto of the 1-125 FA. The red background of Lt. Col. Soukup’s nameplate represents the color of the field artillery. The black background of Command Sgt. Maj. Eustice’s nameplate represents a solid foundation for the battalion. Photo by Army 1st Lt. Sean Carstensen
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos tells Combat Center Marines that the Corps will not leave Afghanistan until the job is done during a speech at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field here on Oct. 17, 2011. Photo by USMC Cpl. Andrew D. Thorburn
Lt. Arturo Lopez, assigned to Navy Operational Support Center El Paso, helps a boy salute correctly at Club Delta Boys and Girls Club during El Paso Navy Week 2011 on Oct. 18th. Navy weeks are designed to showcase the investment Americans have made in their Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mark O'Donald
The Thunderbirds, the Air Force's aerial demonstration team, perform their F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during the 2011 Legacy of Liberty Air Show on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 8, 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman DeAndre Curtiss
Children in the Sangar Valley reach out to soldiers from 1st Brigade 201st Corps, Afghan National Army and 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team as they walk back to the mouth of of the valley on Oct. 2, 2011. The ANA and 45th IBCT worked together to clear the valley of insurgent activity and to show the local villagers that they are committed to fighting the insurgency wherever they may be. Photo by Army Spc. Leslie Goble
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Daniel Wilson patrols down a street in Khalaj village, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2011. Wilson is a fire team leader assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. The Marines and Afghan police conduct regular partnered patrols in the area to maintain a security presence. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tommy Bellegarde
U.S. Navy Seaman Christina McCallum replaces a cannon plug on an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the Arabian Sea, Oct. 18, 2011. McCallum is an aviation electronics technician airman. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley
On Oct. 22, 2011 members of the Texas Military Forces participated in Game 3 of the Major League Baseball World Series in Arlington, Texas, by assisting in the unfurling of the United States flag. Service members from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines also assisted in this pregame tradition. Photo byUSAF Staff Sgt. Eric Wilson
Senior Airman Lauren Everett talks to an Afghan boy on Oct. 14, 2011 during a patrol in Laghman province, Afghanistan. The PRT traveled to the village of Deh E Ziarat to meet with the village elder and the people. Everett is a medic assigned to the Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane
MARBLEHEAD, Ohio - Coast Guard Capt. Jeff Ogden (left), commander of Coast Guard Sector Detroit, and Chief Warrant Officer Sean McCarthy (right), commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Marblehead, present Petty Officer 3rd Class Timothy Mirandi (center), of Coast Guard Station Marblehead, with an engraved plaque and oar in honor of Mirandi having been selected as the recipient of the Sector Detroit Lucien M. Clemons Boat Crewman Award during an awards ceremony at Station Marblehead Oct. 17, 2011. The award is presented semi-annually to the boat crewman whose seamanship, leadership afloat and operational actions best epitomize the Coast Guard's standards for boat crewmen, and its namesake is the first recipient of the Gold Lifesaving Medal. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen
A Girl Scout escorts First Lady Michelle Obama toward a group of culinary students from Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology and Girl Scouts on Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 27, 2011. The First Lady is the honorary president of the Girl Scouts of America. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charles White
Army Pfc. Trillis calls in description of person of interest to higher ups on October 22, 2011. ANP in partnership with Charlie Company, 1-24 Infantry, search the villages of Musa Khely and Nowrak with the purpose of disrupting a recent string of IED attacks. Photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class James Fidel

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