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Soldiers from the 325th Combat Support Hospital, 139th Medical Brigade, 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), deployed from Independence, Mo., work on patients, in an 84 bed combat support hospital that the unit built from the ground up a week prior, in a mass casualty exercise for disaster relief on Sagami (Army) General Depot in Sagamihara Japan, during U.S. Army Pacific’s Medical Exercise 2012.
Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Rodney Jackson

Soldiers from the 325th Combat Support Hospital, 139th Medical Brigade, 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), deployed from Independence, Mo., work on patients, in an 84 bed combat support hospital that the unit built from the ground up a week prior, in a mass casualty exercise for disaster relief on Sagami (Army) General Depot in Sagamihara Japan, during U.S. Army Pacific’s Medical Exercise 2012.

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Rodney Jackson

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brandon Bamford (left), 2nd Cavalry Regiment, pushes through a 12 mile foot march during U.S. Army Europe’s Expert Infantryman Badge qualification in Grafenwoehr, Germany.
U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Markus Rauchenberger / Released

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brandon Bamford (left), 2nd Cavalry Regiment, pushes through a 12 mile foot march during U.S. Army Europe’s Expert Infantryman Badge qualification in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Markus Rauchenberger / Released

Flight deck personnel watch as a CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to the Flying Tigers of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 262 takes off from the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard, commanded by is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed amphibious assault group. 
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell / Released

Flight deck personnel watch as a CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to the Flying Tigers of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 262 takes off from the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard, commanded by is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed amphibious assault group.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell / Released

Caroline Scott welcomes home husband, Sgt. Jerry Scott, a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, Aug. 20, 2012, at Pope Army Airfield’s Green Ramp, Fort Bragg, N.C. Sgt. Scott’s unit is returning from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. 
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod

Caroline Scott welcomes home husband, Sgt. Jerry Scott, a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, Aug. 20, 2012, at Pope Army Airfield’s Green Ramp, Fort Bragg, N.C. Sgt. Scott’s unit is returning from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan.

U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod

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Spc. Mitchell Eidsvold (left), Spc. Michael Hons (center), and Sgt. Scott Jenson (right) of the 191st Military Police Company race towards the finish line of the Fallen Soldiers Memorial 12K run, while wearing full combat equipment and carrying the American Flag. The run took place in Devils Lake, N.D., June 23, 2012

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Spc. Mitchell Eidsvold (left), Spc. Michael Hons (center), and Sgt. Scott Jenson (right) of the 191st Military Police Company race towards the finish line of the Fallen Soldiers Memorial 12K run, while wearing full combat equipment and carrying the American Flag. The run took place in Devils Lake, N.D., June 23, 2012

Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 204th Air Defense Artillery travel through flooded waters on Washington St. in Ocean Springs, Miss. on Tuesday morning, August 28. The Newton-based Guard unit is among approximately 1500 Mississippi National Guardsmen responding to Hurricane Isaac.
Photo by Staff Sgt. Scott A. Tynes

Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 204th Air Defense Artillery travel through flooded waters on Washington St. in Ocean Springs, Miss. on Tuesday morning, August 28. The Newton-based Guard unit is among approximately 1500 Mississippi National Guardsmen responding to Hurricane Isaac.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Scott A. Tynes

Four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division take off simultaneously from Cooper Field Aug. 21, here. The 1st ACB returned to Fort Hood this past May after a year-long deployment to Afghanistan where the brigade provided aviation assets to coalition ground forces across four regional commands.  
U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Armas, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs

Four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade1st Cavalry Division take off simultaneously from Cooper Field Aug. 21, here. The 1st ACB returned to Fort Hood this past May after a year-long deployment to Afghanistan where the brigade provided aviation assets to coalition ground forces across four regional commands. 

U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Armas, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs

U.S. Marines with the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion call mortar strikes during night training at a training site outside of Yuma, Ariz., Aug. 13, 2012. The Marines conducted combined arms attacks with air and ground assets to enhance proficiency during a two-week training evolution.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Rebecca Eller

U.S. Marines with the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion call mortar strikes during night training at a training site outside of Yuma, Ariz., Aug. 13, 2012. The Marines conducted combined arms attacks with air and ground assets to enhance proficiency during a two-week training evolution.

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Rebecca Eller

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Erick Bartels uses an Alaris Medsystem III infusion pump to check the flow of liquid on lines of IV bags at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 15, 2011. Bartels is a biomedical equipment technician assigned to the Medical Logistics Flight of the 779th Medical Support Squadron. 
U.S. Air Force photo by Val Gempis

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Erick Bartels uses an Alaris Medsystem III infusion pump to check the flow of liquid on lines of IV bags at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 15, 2011. Bartels is a biomedical equipment technician assigned to the Medical Logistics Flight of the 779th Medical Support Squadron.

U.S. Air Force photo by Val Gempis

Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) the Honorable Leon Panetta speaks to the crew of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) about their upcoming deployment. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is scheduled to get underway at the end of the month for a deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. 
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate / Released

Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) the Honorable Leon Panetta speaks to the crew of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) about their upcoming deployment. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is scheduled to get underway at the end of the month for a deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate / Released