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US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Brad Walker (foreground left) Surveillance Operator assigned aboard a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning And Control System (AWACS) aircraft, is congratulated by USAF Major General (MGEN) Gary Winterberger, AWACS Component Commander, for accomplishments on missions flown in support of Operation EAGLE ASSIST. Also pictured is USAF General (GEN) Joseph W. Ralston, Supreme Allied Commander Europe; and The Honorable Nicholas Burns, US Ambassador to NATO

United States Marine Corpsmen (USMC) from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), exhibit their CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter to students like Brad Taylor, a seventh grader, a field at the Central Fellowship Academy in Macon, Georgia, during the Training in an Urban Environment Exercise (TRUEX)

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Robert Elliott (foreground left), Air Traffic Control Assistant CHIEF, and USAF Technical Sergeant (TSGT), Brad Hardenburger (foreground right), Watch Supervisor, are both assigned to the 39th Operational Support Squadron (OSS), watch runway activities from the Air Traffic Control Tower, at Incirlik Air Base (AB), Turkey, supporting Operation NORTHERN WATCH

US Air Force (USAF) First Lieutenant (1LT) Hamilton Underwood (background right) and USAF STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Jerome Turner, both assigned to the 4th Combat Camera Squadron (CCS), videotape an interview with US Army (USA) Major (MAJ) Brad Jackson, Washington (WA) National Guard, 10th Civil Support Team, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Unit, following a simulated chemical weapons exercise conducted at McChord Air Force Base (AFB), Fort Lewis, WA, during Exercise SEAHAWK 2002. Seahawk combines active duty and reserve components from the US Air Force (USAF), US Navy (USN), US Coast Guard (USCG), US Public Health Service, Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF), Federal Bureau of...

US Navy (USN) Hospital Corpsman First Class (HM1) Diver (DV) David Keener (left) and USN CHIEF Hull Technician (HTC) Diver (DV) Brad Flemming breathe oxygen in a decompression chamber, aboard the Derrick Barge, WOTANUS, after returning from a dive to the USN Ironclad USS MONITOR, during Phase II of the Monitor 2001 Expedition

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Brad Spanbauer, with the 149th Combat Communications Squadron (CS) of the Air National Guard (ANG) based in North Highland, California, unloads an Overland truck

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lieutenant Colonel (LCOL) Brad James, saws a two by four, to be used in the foundation of the new Operation Center (OC) at a forward-deployed location during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lieutenant Colonel (LCOL) Brad James, saws a two by four, to be used in the foundation of the new Operation Center (OC) at a forward-deployed location during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Brad H. Asari, assigned to Combat Services Support Center 117 (CSSC-117) fills a portable drinking water container at Camp Coyote, Kuwait, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Inside the cargo compartment of a US Air Force (USAF) C-5A Galaxy aircraft, USAF Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Jim Masters, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of the Travis Brass, plays the tune "Volare" on the trumpet, as Mr. & Mrs. Robert Mondavi (left), Owners of the Robert Mondavi Winery, and Mrs. Janine Graber with Mr. Raymond C. Carrington, looking on. The distinguished visitors were give a tour of the aircraft by US Air Force (USAF) Brigadier General (BGEN) Brad Baker, (not shown) Commander, 60th Air Mobility Wing (AMW), at Travis Air Force Base (AFB), California (CA)

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Mondavi, Owners of the Robert Mondavi Winery, located in Napa Valley, California (CA), are escorted by US Air Force (USAF) Brigadier General (BGEN) Brad Baker, Commander, 60th Air Mobility Wing (AMW), as they tour the interior of a USAF C-5A Galaxy aircraft at Travis Air Force Base (AFB) CA

US Marine Corps (USMC) Captain (CPT) Brad Rakov, KC-130 Hercules aircraft Co-pilot, assigned to Marine Aerial Refueling Transport Squadron One Five Two (VMGR-152), performs his pre-flight checklist before taking off at Korat, Royal Thai Air Force Base (RTAFB), Thailand, during Exercise COPE TIGER 2003. Cope Tiger is an annual multinational exercise in the Asia-Pacific region that promotes closer relations and enables air force units in the region to sharpen air combat skill and practice interoperability with US Forces

US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MAJ) Edward Lang (Pilot) and USMC Captain (CPT) Brad Rakov, (Co-pilot), both assigned to Marine Aerial Refueling Transport Squadron One Five Two (VMGR-152), man their positions inside the cockpit of a USMC KC-130 Hercules aircraft during a refueling mission flown in support of Exercise COPE TIGER 2003. Cope Tiger is an annual multinational exercise in the Asia-Pacific region that promotes closer relations and enables air force units in the region to sharpen air combat skill and practice interoperability with US Forces

US Marine Corps (USMC) Private First Class (PFC) Brad Menhorn, with Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines, lubes grease points on a Howitzer artillery piece at Camp Coyote, Kuwait, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine (USMC) Private First Class (PFC) Brad Menhorn, Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, performing preventive maintenance on a M198 155mm Medium Howitzer at Camp Coyote, Kuwait during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN (AMN) Ninfa Rodriguez, left and AMN Brad Clemens, both supply journeymen with the 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS), at Spangdahlem Air Base (AB), Germany, check in newly arrived parts in the receiving section of Base Supply building

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Brad C. Distin, Charlie Company, 1ST Battalion, 5th Marines (1/5), Regimental Combat Team 5, 1ST Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California (CA), participates in the pushup competition during the 1/5 field meet at Camp Coyote in Northern Kuwait during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Brad C. Distin, Charlie Company, 1ST Battalion, 5th Marines (1/5), Regimental Combat Team 5, 1ST Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California (CA), participates in the pushup competition during the 1/5 field meet at Camp Coyote in Northern Kuwait during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Brigadier General (BGEN) J. B. Dutton, right and Commanding Officer (CO) of the 3rd Commando Brigade, British Royal Marines (BRM), chats with US Marine Corps (USMC) Captain (CAPT) Brad G. Grosvenor, Commanding Officer (CO), Sierra Battery, Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 2/1, 15th Marines Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), during a visit prior to the start of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) Captain (CAPT) Brad Olsson, 40th Expeditionary Medical Squadron (EMDS) counts out medication, prior to dispensing to member of Camp Justice during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Navy (USN) Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Brad Silva, Navy Medical Battalion 17, pulls the tooth of a local Thai woman, during the Medical Community Assistance Program (MEDCAP) operated by US Navy Reserve (USNR) personnel, in a village near the Thai border during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Brad Klawitter, with the 606th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron (EACS), a ground radar technician, compares height cuts inside an AN-TPS 75 ground radar system at Kirkuk Air Base (AB), Iraq, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

040824-F-1740G-003 (Aug. 24, 2004)US Air Force (USAF) TECH. SGT. Brad Mikula (left), an electronic countermeasures (ECM) technician from the 8th Maintenance Squadron (MXS), Kunsan Air Base (AB), Korea (KOR), uses a meter to check wires on the circuit card of an ALQ-184 ECM pod here. The pods are used by USAF F-16 Fighting Falcons aircraft to defeat sophisticated anti-aircraft defense systems.U.S. Air Force official photo by MASTER Sergeant Val Gempis (RELEASED)

040824-F-1740G-005 (Aug. 24, 2004)US Air Force (USAF) TECH. SGT. Brad Mikula, an electronic countermeasures (ECM) technician from the 8th Maintenance Squadron (MXS), Kunsan Air Base (AB), Korea (KOR), uses a meter to check wires on the circuit card of an ALQ-184 ECM pod here. The pods are used by USAF F-16 Fighting Falcons aircraft to defeat sophisticated anti-aircraft defense systems.U.S. Air Force official photo by MASTER Sergeant Val Gempis (RELEASED)

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Brad Steyer (right), a C-130 Hercules aircraft Loadmaster assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron (AS), 398th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG), assist US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to the Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team (FAST) as they offload from his aircraft, at the Roberts International Airport in Monrovia, Liberia, during Joint Task Force (JTF) Liberia

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Brad Steyer, a C-130 Hercules aircraft Loadmaster assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron (AS), 398th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG), directs a forklift operator as he offloads supplies from his aircraft at Roberts International Airport in Monrovia, Liberia, during Joint Task Force (JTF) Liberia

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Brad Steyer (right), a C-130 Hercules aircraft Loadmaster assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron (AS), 398th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG), directs the operator of a Skytrak, 10, 000-pound capacity extended boom forklift, as he uploads supplies from his aircraft at Roberts International Airport in Monrovia, Liberia, during Joint Task Force (JTF) Liberia

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Brad Steyer (left), a C-130 Hercules aircraft Loadmaster assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron (AS), 398th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG), requests personnel manifest from US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to the Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team (FAST) as they prepare to upload supplies onto his aircraft, at the Roberts International Airport in Monrovia, Liberia, during Joint Task Force (JTF) Liberia

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Brad Elkins, left and SRA Joseph Embrey, both with the Shaw Air Force Base (AFB), South Carolina (SC), Honor Guard, perform a flag folding ceremony at the Morningside Assisted Living Center in Sumter, South Carolina (SC), honoring those we lost during the September 11th terrorist attacks of 2001

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Brad Shucton, a Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) with Marine Wing Support Squadron 273 (MWSS-273), sits in a Tractor Rubber-tired Articulated Steering Multi-purpose vehicle (TRAM) during Battlehog 1-04 at the Georgia Air National Guard Combat Readiness Training Center (ANGCRTC), Savannah, Georgia

US Air Force (USAF) Major (MAJ) Brad Bradshaw, with Detachment 1, 28th Test and Evaluations Squadron (TES), CHIEF of Programs, returns from a mission in which he attained his Three-thousanth flying hour in an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as an active duty pilot

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Brad Boone and SRA William Johnson, Phase Dock mechanics with the Virginia Air National Guard (ANG), 192nd Fighter Wing (FW), install a main loading gear down lock activator bolt during a routine inspection on an F-16C Fighting Falcon fighter

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Jason Cordes, (background) assigned to F/Company, Second Battalion, Sixth Marine Regiment, Second Marine Division, readies his 5.56 mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), as USMC Second Lieutenant (2LT) Brad Whited (Platoon Commander) calls out instructions as they observe the movement of their fellow Marines, during a Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) demonstration conducted during Exercise FOREST LIGHT 2004, in the snow covered Ojojibara Maneuver Area of Sendai, Japan. Forest Light is a bi-lateral training exercise conducted between the USMC and the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF)

Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Major General (MGEN) Kimizuka (right), Commanding General (CG), 1ST Combined Brigade, presents a coin to US Marine Corps (USMC) Colonel (COL) Brad Turner, CHIEF of STAFF, Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Smedley D. Butler / Camp Foster, to show gratitude for allowing him to visit and witness the Force Protection Exercise (FPEX) conducted on MCB Camp Butler. The FPEX was held to test and improve base security at MCB Camp Butler from March 29 to April 1, 2004

US Marine Corps (USMC) Colonel (COL) Brad Turner (left), CHIEF of STAFF, Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Smedley D. Butler / Camp Foster, holds a coin presented to him by Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Major General (MGEN) Kimizuka (right), Commanding General (CG), 1ST Combined Brigade, as a show of gratitude for allowing him to visit and witness the Force Protection Exercise (FPEX) conducted on MCB Camp Butler. The FPEX was held to test and improve base security at MCB Camp Butler from March 29 to April 1, 2004

Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Major General (MGEN) Kimizuka (right), Commanding General (CG), 1ST Combined Brigade, shakes hands with US Marine Corps (USMC) Colonel (COL) Brad Turner (left), CHIEF of STAFF, Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Smedley D. Butler / Camp Foster, as a show of gratitude for allowing him to visit and witness the Force Protection Exercise (FPEX) conducted on MCB Camp Butler. The FPEX was held to test and improve base security at MCB Camp Butler from March 29 to April 1, 2004

Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Major General (MGEN) Kimizuka (center, facing camera), Commanding General (CG), 1ST Combined Brigade, and US Marine Corps (USMC) Colonel (COL) Brad Turner (right, back to camera), CHIEF of STAFF, Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Smedley D. Butler / Camp Foster, discuss the simulated hostage rescue by a USMC Special Reaction Team (SRT) during a Force Protection Exercise (FPEX) conducted on MCB Camp Butler. The FPEX was held to test and improve base security at MCB Camp Butler from March 29 to April 1, 2004

US Army (USA) Captain (CPT) Brad Frey, USA 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), examines and treats a severely malnourished Afghani infant during a one-day Coalition Medical / Dental Civil Affairs Project (MEDCAP) humanitarian mission to the village of Najoy, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan (AFG), during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Captain (CPT) Brad Frey, USA 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), examines and treats a severely malnourished Afghani infant during a one-day Coalition Medical / Dental Civil Affairs Project (MEDCAP) humanitarian mission to the village of Najoy, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan (AFG), during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Navy (USN) Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Gary Martin (left), assigned to the US Marine Corps (USMC) 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), and US Army (USA) Captain (CPT) Brad Frey (right), USA 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), examine a severely malnourished Afghani infant during a one-day Coalition Medical / Dental Civil Affairs Project (MEDCAP) humanitarian mission to the village of Najoy, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan (AFG), during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A young Afghani girls hands her little sister to US Army (USA) Captain (CPT) Brad Frey, USA 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), to be examined during a one-day Coalition Medical / Dental Civil Affairs Project (MEDCAP) humanitarian mission to the village of Najoy, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan (AFG), during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Maria Gunther, videographer with the 835th Communications Squadron (CS), Ramstein Air Base (AB), Germany (DEU), interviews US Army (USA) First Lieutenant (1LT) Brad Newnum, Battery Commander, 529th Military Police Company (MP CO), Heidelberg, DEU, prior to a practice ceremony for the 60th Anniversary D-Day ceremony at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France (FRA)

US Air Force (USAF) Captain (CPT) Brad Turner gives a mission brief to 1ST Lieutenant (1LT) Dan Daehler before stepping to their respective aircraft. The Korean Peninsula Combat Evaluation Readiness Exercise (PENCERE) is held at Kunsan Air Base (AB), Republic of Korea (ROK)

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Donald Bourne (walking), Crew CHIEF, 80th Fighter Squadron (FS), helps guide USAF STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Brad Irwin, Crew CHIEF, 80th FS, as he drives a tug and backs a USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft in for fueling during a Korean Peninsula Combat Evaluation Readiness Exercise conducted at Kunsan Air Base (AB), Jeollabuk-do Province, Republic of Korea (KOR)

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Brad Bryd, 437th Airlift Squadron (AS), Charleston Air Force Base (AFB), South Carolina (SC), deployed to Dobbins Air Reserve Base (ARB), Georgia (GA), prepares cargo netting for use on relief pallets. They are supporting relief operations conducted by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in response to Hurricane Charley victims of Florida (FL)

040824-F-8757F-005 (Aug. 24, 2004)US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN Rob Speickerman (left) and USAF STAFF SGT. Brad Nelms, both members of the 16th Communications Squadron (CS), Hurlburt Field, Florida (FL), breaks down a Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS) antenna during a Communications Exercise (COMEX) at Duke Field, FL.U.S. Air Force official photo by AIRMAN Ali E. Flisek (RELEASED)

Members of the official party participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the upgrade to the tracking system at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., on Sept. 8, 2004. Pictured left-to-right: Honeywell Program Manager Mr. Roy Meadows; U.S. Air Force LT. COL. Michael Moran, Commander 22nd Space Operations Squadron; U.S. Air Force COL. Joseph Squatrito, Commander, 22nd Mission Support Group; U.S. Air Force COL. Michael Carey, Vice-Commander, 50th Space Wing; U.S. Air Force COL. avid Uhrich, Commander, Schriever Air Force Base; Mr. Brad Spink, Operational Space Services and Support Program Manager, Harris Corporation; and U.S. Air Force LT. COL. Steven Grupenhagen, CHIEF of Range evelopment...

U.S. Air Force LT. COL. Brad Grambo, 55th Rescue Squadron, commander, goes through preflight checks with his co-pilot prior to conducting water landing manuevers(U.S. Air Force PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Lanie McNeal) (RELEASED)

U.S. Air Force STAFF SGT. Brad Yearwood, 8th Communication Squadron, checks the M-9 stand during Exercise Beverly Bulldog 04-04, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, on Oct 25, 2004.(U.S. Air Force PHOTO by STAFF SGT Alan Port) (RELEASED

CAPT. Charles Hall (right), SENIOR MASTER SGT. Brad Winter (center), and CHIEF MASTER SGT. Willis Mucelroy (left), all members of the 144th Fighter Wing, Maintenance Operation Center, California Air National Guard, review a flight schedule during an Operation Readiness Exercise at Fresno Air National Guard Base at Fresno Yosemite International Aiport, Calif., on Nov. 3, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by MASTER SGT. Matthew P.Millson) (Released)

U.S. Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Joseph Dombrowski, a crew chief assigned to the 95th Air Maintenance Unit, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., marshalls out an F-15 Eagle aircraft piloted by CAPT. Brad Ertner during exercise William Tell 2004 at Tyndall AFB on Nov. 8, 2004. This is the 50th Anniversary of the William Tell competition, an exercise that tests an aircrew's ability to perform under combat conditions. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Tanika Bell) (Released)

U.S. Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Brad Duncan, from the 8th Maintenance Squadron/ Fabrication Flight, welds togethor a munitions stand at Kunsan Air Base, Korea, on Nov. 30, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Michael R. Holzworth) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Brad Rhen, Journalist, Combined Joint Task Force Thunder, distributes pens and paper to Afghan children during Cooperative Medical Assistance in the village of Sperah, Afghanistan, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM on Dec. 9, 2004.(U.S. Marine Corps official photo by CPL. Justin L. Schaeffer) (Released)

U.S. Army STAFF SGT. Brad Rhen, Journalist, Combined Joint Task Force Thunder, distributes pens and paper to Afghan children during Cooperative Medical Assistance in the village of Sperah, Afghanistan, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM on Dec. 9, 2004.(U.S. Marine Corps official photo by CPL. Justin L. Schaeffer) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps GEN. Michael W. Hagee (center), Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC), listens attentively as CPL. Brad D. Widener, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV) explains how well his Trijicon TA31RCO-A4 Advanced Optical Combat Gunsight (ACOG) night vision system for his 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle with 40 mm M203 grenade launcher attachment works during night patrols and raids during the CMC visit to Camp Ar Ramadi, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, Dec. 14, 2004. The 1ST MARDIV is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar Province in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance CPL. Benjamin J....

U.S. Marine Corps GEN. Michael W. Hagee (center), Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC), listens attentively as CPL. Brad D. Widener, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV) explains how well his Trijicon TA31RCO-A4 Advanced Optical Combat Gunsight (ACOG) night vision system for his 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle with 40 mm M203 grenade launcher attachment works during night patrols and raids during the CMC visit to Camp Ar Ramadi, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, Dec. 14, 2004. The 1ST MARDIV is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar Province in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance CPL. Benjamin J....

US Navy (USN) CHIEF Electrician's Mate (EMC) Conrad Capindo (left) and Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) Brad Dandurand both deployed aboard the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) aircraft carrier, restore power to a hospital and the building's sewage plant, in support of Operation UNIFIED ASSISTANCE

US Navy (USN) CHIEF Electrician's Mate (EMC) Conrad Capindo (left) and Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) Brad Dandurand both deployed aboard the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) aircraft carrier, restore power to a hospital and the building's sewage plant, in support of Operation UNIFIED ASSISTANCE

U.S. Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Brad Karin (left), 142nd Fighter Wing Medical Group, Oregon Air National Guard (ORANG), cleans out the ears of a local in Sabana Grande, Panama, on March 7, 2005, during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE) in support of New Horizons 05. (U.S. Army photo by Juan Torres-Diaz) (Released)

U.S. Air Force AIRMAN 1ST Class Brad Frohner, of the 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska Air National Guard, talks to a pilot during an Ability To Survive and Operate (ATSO) exercise at Lincoln Airport, Neb., on April 2, 2005. He is attired in Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) Level 4. (U.S. Air Force PHOTO by MASTER SGT. Alana Brown) (Released)

A port bow view of the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Guided Missile Destroyer, USS PORTER (DDG 78) moored to the pier at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia (VA), during the Change of Command Ceremony when USN Commander (CDR) Douglas Nashold relieved CDR Brad Williamson as the Commanding Officer (CO) of the USS PORTER

North Carolina Congressman Brad Miller speaking at Washington, D.C. event featuring announcement of the designation of 24 localities as Preserve America communities

US Navy (USN) Commander (CDR) Thomas C. Graves (right), and USN Executive Officer (XO) Lieutenant (LT) Brad Coletti during USS CONSTITUTION change of command ceremony. CDR Graves will assume command as the 69th Commanding Officer of the historic vessel in the at-sea ceremony. The participants are wearing 1813-era uniforms

US Navy (USN) Admiral (ADM) Michael "Mike" G. Mullen (center), listens to USN Commander (CDR) Brad Skillman (center right), the prospective Commanding Officer of Pre-Commissioning Unit, San Antonio Amphibious Transport Dock Ship, NEW ORLEANS (LPD 18), as they walk away from the ship along with shipbuilding managers and project officers at the Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Shipyard in Avondale, Louisiana (LA). The NEW ORLEANS is the second amphibious transport dock ship built and one of twelve San Antonio-class ships

US Air Force (USAF) Airmen help to load medicine and pharmaceutical supplies, donated by the Baptist Northtown Clinic, in Jackson, Mississippi (MS), into a van for transport to Hurricane Katrina victims, in Biloxi. Pictured left-to-right are Dr. Brad Castle, Baptist Northtown Clinic; USAF Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Connie Reed, 172nd Communications Flight; USAF MASTER Sergeant Alvin Johnson, and USAF MSGT Andy Miller. Department of Defense (DOD) units are mobilizing as part of Joint Task Force (JTF) Katrina to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster-relief efforts in the Gulf Coast areas devastated by the hurricane

US Air Force (USAF) Colonel (COL) Brad Rust, 81st Medical Group (MG), discusses a medical assessment with Dr. Kathy Davis from the American Red Cross, in Gulfport, Mississippi (MS), in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

[Hurricane Katrina] Jasper, TX, October 17, 2005 -- Army Corps of Engineers Public Information Officer Michele Thomas and FEMA field Public Information Officer Brad Crane check out a trailer which has been delivered. The Corps of Engineers set-up the trailers. FEMA provides trailers as temporary housing for thousands of evacuees. Photo by Ed Edahl/FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Sour Lake, TX, November 4, 2005 -- Brad Craine, a FEMA Public Information Officer is interviewed by Lydia Joseph of Channel 4, Beaumont, about FEMA Community Relations activity in Sour Lake. Photo by Ed Edahl/FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Sour Lake, TX, November 4, 2005- Bobby McNeill, who has had open heart surgery and has emphysema, is assisted by FEMA CR personnnel, including from left, Linda Banzhof, Kim Ehresman, Darrell Balsamo, Bruce Banzhof, Chuck and Brad Craine. FEMA has trained personnel to assist special needs clients. Photo by Ed Edahl/FEMA

[Tornado and Severe Storms] Evansville, IN, November 9, 2005 -- Acting FEMA Director R. David Paulison touring tornado ravaged Evansville and Newberg, Indiana. Paulison praising local community effort. Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO), Brad Gair (left). Leif Skoogfors/FEMA Photo

[Tornado and Severe Storms] Newburgh, IN, November 16, 2005 -- Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) Brad Gair (c) speaking with reporters after a press conference. Jennifer Whitson (l), Evansville Courier & Press, Ryan Lenz (r), Associated Press. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

[Tornado and Severe Storms] Newburgh, IN, November 16, 2005 -- Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels addressing a press conference at FEMA's Joint Operations Center. Brad Gair (l), FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) also attending. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, 1-21-06 -- FEMA Brad Gair speaks with Orleans Resident Yolanda Winner Rodrigues at the "Collecting the Voices" work shop. FEMA is assisting the Louisiana Recovery Authority "Collecting the Voices" of Orleans Parash residents regarding Long Term Recovery. This FEMA sponsored event is planned to help Local/State/Federal Recovery efforts. MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo

Mr. Brad Camp, Director of Northern Iraq, U. S. Agency for International Development, explains to the 9th Engineers, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1ST Infantry Division, on how to coordinate with the Iraqi government for rebuilding projects during a Civil Military Operations meeting on March 3, 2006 at Hohenfels Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Bayern, Germany. This meeting is a part of the Mission Rehearsal Exercise Noble Shepherd. (U.S. Army photo by CPL. Bertha A. Whipkey) (Released)

Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, John Nau III, North Carolina Congressman Brad Miller, First Lady Laura Bush, left to right, at Capitol Hill event, Washington, D.C., marking announcement of first round of Preserve America grants and designation of Preserve America Neighborhoods

Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, John Nau III, North Carolina Congressman Brad Miller, First Lady Laura Bush, left to right, at Capitol Hill event, Washington, D.C., marking announcement of first round of Preserve America grants and designation of Preserve America Neighborhoods

North Carolina Congressman Brad Miller at Capitol Hill ceremony, Washington, D.C., marking announcement of first round of Preserve America grants and designation of first five Preserve America Community Neighborhoods

North Carolina Congressman Brad Miller at Capitol Hill ceremony, Washington, D.C., marking announcement of first round of Preserve America grants and designation of first five Preserve America Community Neighborhoods

North Carolina Congressman Brad Miller at Capitol Hill ceremony, Washington, D.C., marking announcement of first round of Preserve America grants and designation of first five Preserve America Community Neighborhoods

North Carolina Congressman Brad Miller at Capitol Hill ceremony, Washington, D.C., marking announcement of first round of Preserve America grants and designation of first five Preserve America Community Neighborhoods

US Navy (USN) Electronics Technician SEAMAN (ETSN) Brad Murphy is greeted by his wife and new baby girl, at Naval Base San Diego, California (CA), after returning from deployment onboard the USN Los Angeles Class Attack Submarine USS TOPEKA (SSN 754)

U.S. Army STAFF SGT. Brad Smith from 3-320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division searches for illegal weapons inside a store during a dismount patrol in Tikrit, Iraq on April 23, 2006. The 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in the Tikrit area and Northern Iraq on support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.(U.S.. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

U.S. Army STAFF SGT. Brad Smith from 3-320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division shoots a suspicious object sitting in the middle of the road during a main supply road patrol in Tikrit, Iraq on April 23, 2006. The 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in the Tikrit area and Northern Iraq on support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.(U.S.. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

Canadian Forces CPL. Brad Kauffledt (standing), 1ST Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), brings an Afghan Border Police Squad to a halt and shows them how to position themselves at a checkpoint during a training class on May, 16, 2006, at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, sponsored by the Canadian Military Police, Mobile Training Team (MTT). (U.S. Army photo by SGT. Andre Reynolds) (Released)

Canadian Forces CPL. Brad Kauffledt (center, desert uniform), 1ST Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), teaches the techniques of a wedge formation to an Afghan Border Police Squad on May, 16, 2006, at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, sponsored by the Canadian Military Police, Mobile Training Team (MTT). (U.S. Army photo by SGT. Andre Reynolds) (Released)

Canadian Forces CPL. Brad Kauffledt, 1ST Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), converses with an interpreter (white t-shirt), Ghulam Sarwar Zulmai, as he teaches a hand signal class on May, 16, 2006, at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, sponsored by the Canadian Military Police, Mobile Training Team (MTT). (U.S. Army photo by SGT. Andre Reynolds) (Released)

Canadian Forces CPL. Brad Kauffledt (center, desert uniform), 1ST Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), teaches the techniques of hand signals to an Afghan Border Police Squad on May, 16, 2006, at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, sponsored by the Canadian Military Police, Mobile Training Team (MTT). (U.S. Army photo by SGT. Andre Reynolds) (Released)

US Navy Builder 3rd Class Brad Beele (left) and Steelworker 3rd Class Mathew Martin, both from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40, embarked onboard the Military Sealift Command Hospital Ship USNS MERCY (T-AH 19), connect rebar for the base of a concrete road outside a school at Tarakan, Indonesia, during a community relations project. The MERCY is currently off the coast to provide humanitarian and civic assistance to the people of this coastal city. It is in its third month of a scheduled five-month deployment to host nations in the Pacific Islands, and South and Southeast Asia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Erika N. Jones) (Released)

US Navy Builder 3rd Class Brad Beeler, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 embarked onboard the Military Sealift Command Hospital Ship USNS MERCY (T-AH 19), cuts a frame for a basketball court at a local school during a community relations project at Tarakan, Indonesia. The MERCY is currently off the coast to provide humanitarian and civic assistance to the people of this coastal city. It is in its third month of a scheduled five-month deployment to host nations in the Pacific Islands, and South and Southeast Asia.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Ryan Clement) (Released)

US Navy Builder 3rd Class Brad Beeler, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 embarked onboard USNS Military Sealift Command Hospital Ship USNS MERCY (T-AH 19), construct a basketball court at a local school during a community relations project at Tarakan, Indonesia. The MERCY is currently off the coast to provide humanitarian and civic assistance to the people of this coastal city. It is in its third month of a scheduled five-month deployment to host nations in the Pacific Islands, and South and Southeast Asia.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Ryan Clement) (Released)

U.S. Navy Builder 3rd Class Brad Beeler, from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40, embarked onboard the U.S. Military Sealift Command Hospital Ship USNS MERCY (T-AH 19), uses a power saw to cut lumber while constructing benches during a community project at Johannes General Hospital in Kupang, Indonesia on Aug. 21, 2006. The MERCY is on its fourth month of a five-month humanitarian and civic assistance deployment to South and Southeast Asia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Michael R. McCormick) (Released)

U.S. Navy CAPT. Brad Kyker is piped aboard, during the change of command ceremony for the Commander, Amphibious Squadron 4 (PHIBRON-4), Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7) in the Arabian Sea on Sep. 8, 2006. The IWO JIMA is on a six-month deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations and the Global War on Terrorism.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Christopher L. Clark) (Released)

U.S. Navy CHIEF Builder Brad Ott (left) helps Steelworker 3rd Class Jesse Hamblin, both from Underwater Construction Team 1, prepare for a dive at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on Oct. 2, 2006. Both Sailors assisted in the delivery of the replica ship DISCOVERY to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ship RFA FORT ROSALIE (A385). DISCOVERY is being transported to the United Kingdom where it will be the center-piece of a major tour promoting the 400th anniversary of the settlement in Jamestown, Va. A"fly-boat"of the British East India Company, DISCOVERY was the smallest of three ships that took part in the voyage from London to the new colony of Virginia, leading to the founding of Jamestown in 1607....

U.S. Navy CHIEF Builder (SCW/DV) Brad Ott logs, from Underwater Construction Team 1, uses a chart to update information during a dive at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on Oct. 2, 2006. He and other Sailors assisted in the delivery of the replica ship DISCOVERY to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA FORT ROSALIE (A385). DISCOVERY is being transported to the United Kingdom where it will be the center-piece of a major tour promoting the 400th anniversary of the settlement in Jamestown, Va. A"fly-boat"of the British East India Company, DISCOVERY was the smallest of three ships that took part in the voyage from London to the new colony of Virginia, leading to the founding of Jamestown in 1607....

U.S. Navy CHIEF Builder Brad Ott (left) helps Steelworker 3rd Class Jesse Hamblin, both from Underwater Construction Team 1, prepare for a dive at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on Oct. 2, 2006. Both Sailors assisted in the delivery of the replica ship DISCOVERY to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ship RFA FORT ROSALIE (A385). DISCOVERY is being transported to the United Kingdom where it will be the center-piece of a major tour promoting the 400th anniversary of the settlement in Jamestown, Va. A"fly-boat"of the British East India Company, DISCOVERY was the smallest of three ships that took part in the voyage from London to the new colony of Virginia, leading to the founding of Jamestown in 1607....

Brad Rock, from Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic, reviews a presentation from the Chesapeake scoping meeting, which asks any citizens views on sonar use in the Navy. The scoping meeting was directed toward the potential environmental consequences for marine wild life associated with sonar pinning along the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico. (U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Joshua Adam Nuzzo) (Released)

U.S. Navy Diver 1ST Class Chris Lundgren plays a game with CHIEF Navy Diver Brad Dean (inside water tank), while young fans observe during an underwater demonstration at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 27, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Susan Cornell) (Released)

U.S. Navy Diver 1ST Class Chris Lundgren assists 8-year-old Christopher Burns with a MK-20 surface supply diving apparatus to communicate with CHIEF Navy Diver Brad Dean (inside water tank), during an underwater demonstration at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 27, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Susan Cornell) (Released)

The Honorable Brad Henry, Governor of Oklahoma, thanks the fifteen USS OKLAHOMA survivors in attendance during the joint Navy/National Park Service ceremony commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the attack on Ford Island, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 2006. The survivors broke ground on the site where the new USS OKLAHOMA Memorial will be built next to the USS MISSOURI Museum on Ford Island. More than 1,500 Pearl Harbor survivors, their families and their friends from around the nation joined the more than 2,000 distiguished guests and the general public for the annual observance. (U.S. Navy photo by CHIEF Communication SPECIALIST Don Bray) (Released)

The Honorable Brad Henry (right), Governor of Oklahoma, speaks with U.S. Navy Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Mary Ashley Angelo, whose grandfather donated the land that the Oklahoma Capitol Building sits, at Ford Island, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 2006, during the joint Navy/National Park Service ceremony commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. More than 1,500 Pearl Harbor survivors, their families and their friends from around the nation joined the more than 2,000 distiguished guests and the general public for the annual observance. (U.S. Navy photo by CHIEF Communication SPECIALIST Don Bray) (Released)

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