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
Spc. Daniel Morrison of the 1204th Aviation Support Battalion greets his family during the unit’s welcome home ceremony at the Florence Freedom Baseball Stadium in Florence, Ky., Aug. 18, 2012. The Florence, Ky., native, and his fellow soldiers of the 1204th deployed last August to the Persian Gulf region in support of Operation New Dawn.
Photo by Sgt. Scott Raymond
Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, replace their targets after conducting a multiple target, live-fire range on the flight deck of USS Iwo Jima, Aug. 19, 2012. The Marines conduct various live fire ranges while underway to keep their skills sharp during deployment. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve force for U.S. Central Command and is providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
Photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad Kiehl
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, aboard a CH-47 traveling from Bagram to Kabul, Afghanistan, for meeting with ISAF, CENTCOM, State Dept. and Afghanistan military leadership Aug. 20, 2012.
DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
The world’s oldest commissioned warship, USS Constitution, sails under her own power. This is only the second time in 131 years traveling without help. The last time Constitution sailed was 1997. This exercise commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Constitution’s victory over the British frigate Guerriere during the War of 1812.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andrew Meyers / Released
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U.S. Army Cpl. Casey Leimbach and U.S. Army Spc. Timothy Rigg, both combat infantrymen for 1st Platoon, Apache Company, Team Apache, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, Task Force 4-25, provide security during a patrol to Black Rock, Khowst province, Afghanistan, July 31, 2012. Team Apache conducted the patrol to investigate a previous attack to Combat Outpost Bak.
U.S. Navy Lts. C.J. Simonsen, top, and Dave Tickle, center, both solo pilots assigned to the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, fly in formation with Sean Tucker, a Team Oracle airshow performer, Aug. 2, 2012, over Seattle. The Blue Angels were in Seattle to perform during Seafair.
DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rachel McMarr, U.S. Navy / Released