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March 2012
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Marine Corps Cpl. Steven Schulz, an Iraq War veteran who relies on Sonny, his seeing-eye dog, talks with friends at a reception to honor Iraq War veterans in Crystal City, Va., Feb. 29, 2012. Schulz, who did two tours in Iraq in 2004 and 2005, lost an eye while serving in Iraq. About 80 Iraw War veterans attended the reception before heading to the White House to attend a dinner hosted by President Barack Obama in their honor. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
03/01/12
Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis as the ship pulls into San Diego on Feb. 27, 2012. John C. Stennis is returning to homeport in Bremerton, Wash., after completing a seven-month deployment. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate
03/02/12
Col. Mark Weatherington, 28th Bomb Wing commander, reads Dr. Seuss stories to a group of 2-year-olds at the Child Development Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Mar. 2, 2012. The Read Across America program exposures children to literature and celebrates the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Hada
03/03/12
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A group of 120 Soldiers assigned to the 10th Transportation Battalion (Waterborne) reenlist the morning of March 1, 2012 at the College of William and Mary before fellow Soldiers, family members and friends as the oath of reenlistment is read by Col. Steve M. Cherry, commander, 7th Sustainment Brigade (Provisional). U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Jo Bridgwater, 7th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs
03/04/12
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Tom Morton, a 23-year-old team leader with 3rd Platoon, Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and native of Nashville, Tenn., hands an Afghan child a toy during a security patrol here, Feb. 25, 2012. On the patrol, the 3rd Platoon Marines partnered with Afghan National Police to search for insurgent activity in Safar Bazaar, Garmsir district's busiest commercial center. They mentor the ANP in a partnered combat operations center at PB Bury, and patrol with them throughout Safar. The partnership is a vital part of preparing the Afghan National Security Forces to assume lead security responsibility in Garmsir. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder
03/05/12
The guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey's (DDG 97) visit, board, search and seizure team demonstrates how to approach a suspect vessel on Feb. 25, 2012. Halsey is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, a multinational, mission-based task force working under Combined Maritime Forces, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. Photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Krishna Jackson
03/06/12
U.S. Air Force Capt. Brandon Lavalley and Maj. Derrick Vincent, both assigned to the 4th Fighter Squadron, fly toward the Nevada Test and Training Range on day three of Red Flag 12-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Coalition partners from South Korea and Saudi Arabia also participated in the joint training exercise. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
03/07/12
Capt. Kelly Hatfield, commanding officer Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, explains the advanced capabilities of the National Security Cutter to Gary Sinise, who toured the cutter as part of the Lt. Dan Band concert tour, Friday, March 2, 2012. The USO and TriWest Healthcare Alliance are sponsoring the concert tour with stops at many U.S. military bases including Base Alameda. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sarah Foster
03/08/12
Kentucky National Guard members search for survivors in West Liberty, Ky., March 3, 2012. Torrential storms and violent winds destroyed much of the community the day before. U.S. Army photo by Spc. David Bolton
03/09/12
Marine Corps Col. Michael L. Lawrence, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., pins the Navy and Marine Corps Medal on Charles P. Barrett, Jr., on Feb. 24, 2012. Barrett was recognized for his prompt action and courage during the Korean War. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Sarah Wolff
03/10/12
Carolina Panthers punter Jason Baker, 11-year NFL veteran/Travel Channel host Dhani Jones, Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack, San Diego Chargers linebacker/two-time Pro Bowl selection Takeo Spikes and Houston Texans offensive tackle Eric Winston pose for a photo with Base Commander Velamazan (C) and troops outside a military hospital at Camp Arena in Afghanistan. This is the first USO/NFL tour for each participant. USO Photo by Dave Gatley
03/11/12
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INDIAN ISLAND, Wash. (March 6, 2012) - The guided-missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726) arrives at Naval Magazine Indian Island after a 14-month forward deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early
03/12/12
U.S. Air Force airmen wait to load a simulated aircraft crash victim onto a CV-22 Osprey aircraft for the Emerald Warrior exercise March 7, 2012. The primary purpose of Emerald Warrior is to exercise special operations components in urban and irregular warfare settings to support combatant commanders in theater campaigns. Emerald Warrior leverages lessons from Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and other historical lessons to provide better trained and ready forces to combatant commanders. Photo by USAF Tech. Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr.
03/13/12
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Army Spc. Kyle T. McArdle, a native of Woburn, Mass., and a fire support specialist with Company A, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, talks to children at Kessler Elementary on Fort Stewart, Ga., March 9, 2012 as part of his battalion’s school partnership program. Photo by Army Sgt. Mary Katzenberger
03/14/12
Lance Cpl. Benjamin Cool (left) ties detonation cord used to link together C4 explosive charges, while Cpl. Josh Czerepka places several blocks of C4 in a small hole, known as a "murder hole,” used as a firing point in an insurgent-built fighting position, March 5, 2012. Both Marines are combat engineers attached to 3rd Platoon, Bravo Co., 1st Bn., 8th Marines. Photo by USMC Sgt. James Mercure
03/15/12
March 12, 2012 - Sailors launch an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Rooks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137 from the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Heath Zeigler
03/16/12
The photo on the left shows Retired Marine Lt. Gen. Lawrence Snowden bowing in respect after laying a wreath in honor of the men who died during the battle of Iwo Jima on March 14, 2012. Snowden was a Marine company commander during the battle. Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) and elements of the III Marine Expeditionary Force participated in the Reunion of Honor Ceremony commemorating the 67th anniversary of the battle of Iwo Jima. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Johnie Hickmon
03/17/12
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Royval, left, Master Sgt. Vince Muskiet and Master Sgt. Jeff Thornsberry raise the U.S. flag Feb. 27, 2012, at the 162nd Fighter Wing at Tucson International Airport, Ariz., while Master Sgt. James Mulcahey salutes. Even if the national anthem isn’t played, Airmen must stop and salute if they see this ceremony occurring on base and drivers must pull over and stop until it’s completed. U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Gabe Johnson
03/18/12
MINNETONKA, Minn. - Cmdr. Jeffrey Morgan, a member of Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River, presents the Purple Heart to World War II veteran Gale L. Fuller during an official ceremony at the Minnetonka Assisted Living center, March 9, 2012. Fuller was injured during an attack on March 9, 1944, while serving aboard the USS Leopold. U.S. Coast Guard photo
03/19/12
Three troops of about 30 Boy Scouts from Bismarck and Fargo, N.D., traveled to Camp Grafton in Devils Lake this weekend to receive merit badge training from the soldiers of the Regional Training Institute March 9-11, 2012. Volunteer soldiers from the North Dakota National Guard's 164th Regional Training Institute instructed the Boy Scouts, ages 10 to 16, on matters of plumbing and household repairs. Photo by Army Spc. Cassandra Simonton
03/20/12
Judy Seale received the Tennessee Marine 2012 Leadership Award at the Operation Yellow Ribbon event at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville on March 6, 2012. Pictured (left to right): Darryl Worley; Charlie Daniels; Judy Seale; Major Harry Thompson, US Marine Corps – Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Recruiting Station, Nashville; and Gary Sinise. Photo courtesy of Lipscomb University
03/21/12
Boston (March 18, 2012) - Sailors assigned to USS Constitution march in the 111th annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston. Spectators lined the three-mile parade route to honor the tradition of Boston's first Irish celebration in 1737. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Michael Achterling
03/22/12
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz presents an American flag that was flown over the Pentagon to World War II veteran retired Lt. Col. Walter McCreary on March 16, 2012. Schwartz hosted McCreary, an original Tuskegee Airman, for an office call. U.S. Air Force photo/ Andy Morataya
03/23/12
Army Pfc. Samuel Corsolini, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, pulls security with other Pathfinders as a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter takes off after unloading his team and members of 2nd Afghan National Civil Order Patrol Special Weapons And Tactics Team in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on March 16, 2012. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army
03/24/12
12 Medal of Honor recipients, escorted by members of their service's honor guard, salute during a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Va. Mar. 23, 2012. The wreath was laid to mark National Medal of Honor Day. National Medal of Honor Day is observed yearly on March 25. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Devin Kornaus
03/25/12
The Washington Nationals' Racing Presidents mascots appear on stage during the USO of Metropolitan Washington 30th Annual Awards Dinner in Arlington, Va., March 22, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
03/26/12
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Marine Corps. Col. Michael Gann, the II Marine Expeditionary Force Forward operations officer for Afghan National Security Forces Development stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., hands a young girl a package of candy while in Zaranj, Nimroz province on March 25, 2012. Photo by Army Spc. Chelsea Russell
03/27/12
An SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Red Lions of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15 transfers supplies from the USNS Bridge to the USS Carl Vinson during a replenishment while under way in the Arabian Sea, March 16, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Grandin
03/28/12
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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft flies in a training mission during Red Flag 12-3 over the Nevada Test and Training Range March 13, 2012. The exercise allows Airmen to experience intensive air combat operations in the safety of a training environment. The F-22 belongs to the 1st Fighter Wing out of Langley Air Force Base, Va. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal
03/29/12
SITKA, Alaska – Lt. j.g. James Dooley, the Coast Guard Sector Juneau enforcement division chief, helps a crewmember from Station Ketchikan disembark a recreational vessel after a boarding near Sitka Mar. 26, 2012. Coast Guard personnel conducted numerous recreational and commercial fishing boardings in preparation for the sac roe herring fishery. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst
03/30/12
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class George Brace helps soldiers sight in their M249 squad automatic weapons on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, March 26, 2012. The soldiers must calibrate their light machine guns. Brace is assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
03/31/12
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