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Iraqi Soldiers, Iraqi Police, and Marines search Iraqi civilians that enter the Fallujah City Council on March 26, 2007. Regimental Combat Team 6 Personal Security Detail travels by convoy to the Fallujah City Council Meeting to discuss future operations. Regimental Combat Team 6 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq (Multi-National Forces-West) to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi Reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by CPL. Neill A. Sevelius)...

The reflection in a pair of glasses show the outside of a High Mobility, Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle on March 26, 2007. Regimental Combat Team 6 Personal Security Detail travels by convoy to the Fallujah City Council Meeting to discuss future operations. Regimental Combat Team 6 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq (Multi-National Forces-West) to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi Reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by CPL. Neill A. Sevelius)...

U.S. Marine Corps 2nd LT. Michael Gumb from Lima Company, Second Battalion Tenth Marines (Lima 2/0), Second Marine Division, Second Marine Expeditionary Force wait in the courtyard of a local school in Namer on March 26, 2007. Lima 2/0 provided medical supplies, hygiene item and soccer balls to the students during the one day mission to the school. Lima 2/0 is deployed with Multi National Forces-West in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Ambar Province of Iraq to develop Iraqi security forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps...

Students chat about medial supplies outside class room as U.S. Marines and Corpsmen from Lima Company, Second Battalion Tenth Marines (Lima 2/0), Second Marine Division, Second Marine Expeditionary Force visit a local school in Namer on March 26, 2007. Lima 2/0 provided medical supplies, hygiene item and soccer balls to the students during a one day mission to the school. Lima 2/0 is deployed with Multi National Forces-West in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Ambar Province of Iraq to develop Iraqi security forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi...

Marines, Soldiers, and Iraqi Civilians wait for the Fallujah City Council meeting on March 26, 2007. Regimental Combat Team 6 Personal Security Detail travels by convoy to the Fallujah City Council Meeting to discuss future operations. Regimental Combat Team 6 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq (Multi-National Forces-West) to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi Reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by CPL. Neill A. Sevelius) (Released)

U.S. Marines from Lima Company, Second Battalion Tenth Marines (Lima 2/0), Second Marine Division, Second Marine Expeditionary Force provide security for a day mission to Al Namer to provide assistance to a local school. Lima 2/0 is deployed with Multi National Forces-West in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Ambar Province of Iraq to develop Iraqi security forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CHIEF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Brook R. Kelsey) (Released)

HM3 Owen Leaver from Lima Company, Second Battalion Tenth Marines Lima 2/0), Second Marine Division, Second Marine Expeditionary Force prepares to work on a child's hand injured by an IED ten days earlier near local school in Namer on March 26, 2007. Lima 2/0 provided medical supplies, hygiene item and soccer balls to the students during a one day mission to the school. Lima 2/0 is deployed with Multi National Forces-West in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Ambar Province of Iraq to develop Iraqi security forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction....

U.S. Marine Corps CAPT. Ronnie Goode, Commanding Officer, for Lima Company, Second Battalion Tenth Marines (Lima 2/0), Second Marine Division, Second Marine Expeditionary Force poses for photographs with students in the courtyard of a local school in Namer on March 26, 2007. Lima 2/0 provided medical supplies, hygiene item and soccer balls to the students during the one day mission to the school. Lima 2/0 is deployed with Multi National Forces-West in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Ambar Province of Iraq to develop Iraqi security forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic reforms and continue the development of a market based economy...

U.S. s and Navy Corpsmen from Lima Company, Second Battalion Tenth s (Lima 2/0), Second Division, Second Expeditionary Force move medical supplies into the courtyard of a local school in Namer on March 26, 2007. Lima 2/0 provided medical supplies, hygiene item and soccer balls to the students during the one day mission to the school. Lima 2/0 is deployed with Multi National Forces-West in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Ambar Province of Iraq to develop Iraqi security forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S....

Iraqi Soldiers, Iraqi Police, and Marines search Iraqi civilians that enter the Fallujah City Council on March 26, 2007. Regimental Combat Team 6 Personal Security Detail travels by convoy to the Fallujah City Council Meeting to discuss future operations. Regimental Combat Team 6 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq (Multi-National Forces-West) to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi Reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by CPL. Neill A. Sevelius)...

Iraqi Soldiers, Iraqi Police, and Marines search Iraqi civilians that enter the Fallujah City Council on March 26, 2007. Regimental Combat Team 6 Personal Security Detail travels by convoy to the Fallujah City Council Meeting to discuss future operations on March 26, 2007. Regimental Combat Team 6 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq (Multi-National Forces-West) to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi Reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by CPL....

Iraqi Soldiers, Iraqi Police, and Marines search Iraqi civilians that enter the Fallujah City Council on March 26, 2007. Regimental Combat Team 6 Personal Security Detail travels by convoy to the Fallujah City Council Meeting to discuss future operations. Regimental Combat Team 6 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq (Multi-National Forces-West) to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi Reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by CPL. Neill A. Sevelius)...

Lance CPL. Rice stores a radio frequency before departing on a convoy on March 26, 2007. Regimental Combat Team 6 Personal Security Detail travels by convoy to the Fallujah City Council Meeting to discuss future operations. Regimental Combat Team 6 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq (Multi-National Forces-West) to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi Reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by CPL. Neill A. Sevelius) (Released)

U.S. Marines from Lima Company, Second Battalion Tenth Marines (Lima 2/0), Second Marine Division, Second Marine Expeditionary Force provide security for a day mission to Al Namer to provide assistance to a local school. Lima 2/0 is deployed with Multi National Forces-West in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Ambar Province of Iraq to develop Iraqi security forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CHIEF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Brook R. Kelsey) (Released)

Marines, Soldiers, and Iraqi Civilians wait for the Fallujah City Council meeting on March 26, 2007. Regimental Combat Team 6 Personal Security Detail travels by convoy to the Fallujah City Council Meeting to discuss future operations. Regimental Combat Team 6 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq (Multi-National Forces-West) to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi Reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by CPL. Neill A. Sevelius) (Released)

HM3 Owen Leaver from Lima Company, Second Battalion Tenth s (Lima 2/0), Second Division, Second Expeditionary Force works on a child's hand injured by an IED ten days earlier near local school in Namer on March 26, 2007. Lima 2/0 provided medical supplies, hygiene item and soccer balls to the students during a one day mission to the school. Lima 2/0 is deployed with Multi National Forces-West in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Ambar Province of Iraq to develop Iraqi security forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S....

An Iraqi policeman checks his pistol holster while Marines and Iraqi Soldiers search Iraqi civilians before they enter the Fallujah City Council Meeting on March 26, 2007. Regimental Combat Team 6 Personal Security Detail travels by convoy to the Fallujah City Council Meeting to discuss future operations. Regimental Combat Team 6 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq (Multi-National Forces-West) to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi Reconstruction....

A flare flies over a vehicle that drives parallel to a coalition convoy on March 26, 2007. Regimental Combat Team 6 Personal Security Detail travels by convoy to the Fallujah City Council Meeting to discuss future operations. Regimental Combat Team 6 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq (Multi-National Forces-West) to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi Reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by CPL. Neill A. Sevelius) (Released)

An Iraqi Soldier stands guard outside the Fallujah City Council meeting on March 26, 2007. Regimental Combat Team 6 Personal Security Detail travels by convoy to the Fallujah City Council Meeting to discuss future operations. Regimental Combat Team 6 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq (Multi-National Forces-West) to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi Reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by CPL. Neill A. Sevelius) (Released)

U.S. Marines from Lima Company, Second Battalion Tenth Marines (Lima 2/0), Second Marine Division, Second Marine Expeditionary Force provide security for a day mission to Al Namer to provide assistance to a local school. Lima 2/0 is deployed with Multi National Forces-West in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Ambar Province of Iraq to develop Iraqi security forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CHIEF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Brook R. Kelsey) (Released)

SGT. Strong listens to the radio and prepares to depart on a convoy on March 26, 2007. Regimental Combat Team 6 Personal Security Detail travels by convoy to the Fallujah City Council Meeting to discuss future operations. Regimental Combat Team 6 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq (Multi-National Forces-West) to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi Reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by CPL. Neill A. Sevelius) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps GUNNERY SGT. Deborah Mangan (foreground), Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28, Marine Air Control Group 28, 2nd Marine Air Wing, receives training aboard Asad, Iraq on various Improvised Explosive Devices being used to attack Coalition and Iraqi forces, while attending the Lioness Program. This program is being utilized to ensure proper care is taken while searching Female Iraqis. Regimental Combat Team 2 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraq Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq MNF-W to elop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the elopment of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the...

U.S. Marines and Sailors attending the Lioness Program, receive training in Asad, Iraq on various Improvised Explosive Devices being used to attack Coalition and Iraqi forces. This program is being utilized to ensure proper care is taken while searching Female Iraqis. Regimental Combat Team 2 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraq Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq MNF-W to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market base economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. James R. Richardson) (Released)

Marines and Sailors attending the Lioness Program, receive training in Asad, Iraq on various Improvised Explosive Devices being used to attack Coalition and Iraqi forces. This program is being utilized to ensure proper care is taken while searching Female Iraqis. Regimental Combat Team 2 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraq Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq MNF-W to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market base economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. James R. Richardson) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Platoon Commander, Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, MASTER SGT. Timothy Swanson, instructs Marines and Sailors attending the Lioness Program aboard Asad, Iraq on various Improvised Explosive Devices being used to attack Coalition and Iraqi forces. This program is being utilized to ensure proper care is taken while searching Female Iraqis. Regimental Combat Team 2 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support Operation Iraq Freedom in the Anbar Province Iraq MNF-W to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development ficial rule law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development...

PFC. Brittney Cummins (foreground), Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2, 2nd Marine Air Wing, receives training aboard Asad, Iraq on various Improvised Explosive Devices being used to attack Coalition and Iraqi forces, while attending the Lioness Program. This program is being utilized to ensure proper care is taken while searching Female Iraqis. Regimental Combat Team 2 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraq Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq MNF-W to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market base economy centered on Iraqi...

CPL. Marcela Hain (right), Marine Wing Supprt Squadrn 27, Marine Wing Supprt Grup 27, 2nd Marine Air Wing, and ther Marine and Sailrs, receive training abard Asad, Iraq n varius Imprvised Explsive Devices being used t attack Calitin and Iraqi frces, while attending the Liness Prgram. This prgram is being utilized t ensure prper care is taken while searching Female Iraqis. Regimental Cmbat Team 2 is deplyed with II Marine Expeditinary Frce in supprt f Operatin Iraq Freedm in the Anbar Prvince f Iraq MNF-W t develp the Iraqi Security Frces, facilitate the develpment f fficial rule f law thrugh demcratic gvernment refrms, and cntinue the develpment...

Lance CPL. Alycia Gagnon (background), Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 2, Marine Air Group , 3rd Marine Air Group and PFC. Brittney Cummins (foreground), Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2, 2nd MAW, receive training aboard Asad, Iraq on various Improvised Explosive Devices being used to attack Coalition and Iraqi forces, while attending the Lioness Program. This program is being utilized to ensure proper care is taken while searching Female Iraqis. Regimental Combat Team 2 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraq Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq MNF-W to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of...

U.S. Marines and Sailors attending the Lioness Program, receive training in Asad, Iraq on various Improvised Explosive Devices being used to attack Coalition and Iraqi forces. This program is being utilized to ensure proper care is taken while searching Female Iraqis. Regimental Combat Team 2 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraq Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq MNF-W to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market base economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. James R. Richardson) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Platoon Commander, Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, MASTER SGT. Timothy Swanson, instructs Marines and Sailors attending the Lioness Program aboard Asad, Iraq on various Improvised Explosive Devices being used to attack Coalition and Iraqi forces. This program is being utilized to ensure proper care is taken while searching Female Iraqis. Regimental Combat Team 2 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support Operation Iraq Freedom in the Anbar Province Iraq MNF-W to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development ficial rule law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development...

U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Platoon Commander, Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, MASTER SGT. Timothy Swanson (left), instructs Marines and Sailors attending the Lioness Program aboard Asad, Iraq on various Improvised Explosive Devices being used to attack Coalition and Iraqi forces. This program is being utilized to ensure proper care is taken while searching Female Iraqis. Regimental Combat Team 2 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraq Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq MNF-W to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the ent of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the...

U.S. Marines and Sailors attending the Lioness Program, receive training in Asad, Iraq on various Improvised Explosive Devices being used to attack Coalition and Iraqi forces. This program is being utilized to ensure proper care is taken while searching Female Iraqis. Regimental Combat Team 2 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraq Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq MNF-W to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market base economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. James R. Richardson) (Released)

U.S. Marines and Sailors attending the Lioness Program, receive training in Asad, Iraq on various Improvised Explosive Devices being used to attack Coalition and Iraqi forces. This program is being utilized to ensure proper care is taken while searching Female Iraqis. Regimental Combat Team 2 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraq Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq MNF-W to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market base economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. James R. Richardson) (Released)

U.S. Marines and Sailors attending the Lioness Program, receive training in Asad, Iraq on various Improvised Explosive Devices being used to attack Coalition and Iraqi forces. This program is being utilized to ensure proper care is taken while searching Female Iraqis. Regimental Combat Team 2 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraq Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq MNF-W to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market base economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by SGT. James R. Richardson) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Platoon Commander, Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, MASTER SGT. Timothy Swanson, instructs Marines and Sailors attending the Lioness Program aboard Asad, Iraq on various Improvised Explosive Devices being used to attack Coalition and Iraqi forces. This program is being utilized to ensure proper care is taken while searching Female Iraqis. Regimental Combat Team 2 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support Operation Iraq Freedom in the Anbar Province Iraq MNF-W to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development ficial rule law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development...

U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Platoon Commander, Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, MASTER SGT. Timothy Swanson, instructs Marines and Sailors attending the Lioness Program aboard Asad, Iraq on various Improvised Explosive Devices being used to attack Coalition and Iraqi forces. This program is being utilized to ensure proper care is taken while searching Female Iraqis. Regimental Combat Team 2 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support Operation Iraq Freedom in the Anbar Province Iraq MNF-W to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development ficial rule law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development...

U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Platoon Commander, Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, MASTER SGT. Timothy Swanson, instructs Marines and Sailors attending the Lioness Program aboard Asad, Iraq on various Improvised Explosive Devices being used to attack Coalition and Iraqi forces. This program is being utilized to ensure proper care is taken while searching Female Iraqis. Regimental Combat Team 2 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support Operation Iraq Freedom in the Anbar Province Iraq MNF-W to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development ficial rule law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development...

U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Platoon Commander, Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, MASTER SGT. Timothy Swanson, instructs Marines and Sailors attending the Lioness Program aboard Asad, Iraq on various Improvised Explosive Devices being used to attack Coalition and Iraqi forces. This program is being utilized to ensure proper care is taken while searching Female Iraqis. Regimental Combat Team 2 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support Operation Iraq Freedom in the Anbar Province Iraq MNF-W to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development ficial rule law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development...

U.S. Marines and Sailors attending the Lioness Program, receive training in Asad, Iraq on various Improvised Explosive Devices being used to attack Coalition and Iraqi forces. This program is being utilized to ensure proper care is taken while searching Female Iraqis. Regimental Combat Team 2 is deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraq Freedom in the Anbar Province of Iraq MNF-W to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market base economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. James R. Richardson) (Released)

Denton, TX, April 25, 2007 -- A U.S. Army Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) is loaded onto a USMC C-130 by members of VMGR 234, based at Ft. Worth’s NAS Joint Reserve Base. The ERV, attached to the Defense Coordinating Element assigned to FEMA Region 6, accompanied the FEMA team sent to Eagle Pass, Texas to survey the damages from Tuesday’s tornado. Earl Armstrong/FEMA.

Two U.S. Marine Corps Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA(AW)-121), Multi-National Forces-West (MNF-W), F/A/-18D Hornet strike fighter aircraft taxi on the runway at Al Asad Air Base, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, on April 28, 2007, after returning from a mission in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by CPL. Sheila M. Brooks) (Released)

A U.S. Marine Corps Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 231 (VMA-231), Multi National Forces-West AV-8B II Harrier V/STOL strike aircraft takes off from Al Asad Air Base, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, on May 1, 2007, for a mission during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. Maryalice Leone) (Released)

A U.S. Marine Corps Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) AV-8B II Harrier V/STOL strike aircraft prepares to touch down onboard the U.S. Navy Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) on May 22, 2007, during a composite unit training exercise being conducted in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe) (Released)

A U.S. Marine Corps Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) AV-8B II Harrier V/STOL strike aircraft prepares to touch down onboard the U.S. Navy Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) on May 22, 2007, during a composite unit training exercise being conducted in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Marines, Tango Battery, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1ST Marine Division, fire a Multiple Launch Rocket System Family of Munitions (MFOR) rocket from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher at Camp Pendleton, Calif., on June 1, 2007. The HIMARS system consists of one launcher, two re-supply vehicles, two re-supply trailers and a basic load of nine pods (six rockets per pod) of MFOR rockets. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance CPL. Seth Maggard) (Released)

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Houston, Texas, December 17, 2008 -- Piles of toys at a FEMA Area Field Office (AFO) await pickup by the United States Marine Corps. The toys are headed for Houston area Christmas trees. Federal Coordinating Officer Stephen DeBlasio (r) and Deputy Branch Director Rex Jenson (l) survey the collection. Hurricane Ike hit the South Texas Gulf Coast, September 13, 2008; the generosity and show of support for the Toys for Tots program will assist area families this Christmas. Mike Moore/FEMA

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (front, center), U.S. Secretary of Defense, arrives at the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Presidential Palace, in Kabul, Kabul Province, Afghanistan, on April 27, 2002, for a tour and to meet with several different Afghan Interim Administration officials during Operation Enduring Freedom. (DoD photo by STAFF SGT. James J. Connolly, Jr.) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (second from right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, is welcomed by Afghan National Army GEN. Mohammed Fahim, Afghan Interim Administration (AIA) Minister of Defense for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, as he arrives at the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Presidential Palace, in Kabul, Kabul Province, Afghanistan, on April 27, 2002, for a tour and to meet with several different AIA officials during Operation Enduring Freedom. (DoD photo by STAFF SGT. James J. Connolly, Jr.) (Released)

US Navy (USN) Top Officials appear before the House Armed Services Committee to give testimony and answer questions concerning the 2007 fiscal year National Defense Authorization budget request. Pictured foreground-to-background: CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO) USN Admiral (ADM) Michael G. Mullen, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Honorable Donald C. Winter and Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) US Marine Corps (USMC) General (GEN) Michael W. Hagee

US Navy (USN) Top Officials answer questions from the media at the conclusion of their appearance before the House Armed Services Committee to give testimony and answer questions concerning the 2007 fiscal year National Defense Authorization budget request. Pictured background left-to-right: Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Honorable Donald C. Winter; CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO) USN Admiral (ADM) Michael G. Mullen; and Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) US Marine Corps (USMC) General (GEN) Michael W. Hagee

US Navy (USN) Top Officials appear before the House Armed Services Committee to give testimony and answer questions concerning the 2007 fiscal year National Defense Authorization budget request. Pictured foreground left-to-right: CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO) USN Admiral (ADM) Michael G. Mullen, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Honorable Donald C. Winter and Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) US Marine Corps (USMC) General (GEN) Michael W. Hagee

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