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April 4, 2011 - Photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kevin WallacePrivate First Class Ben Bradley ducks away from small-arms fire, as fellow scout Sergeant Jeff Sheppard, launches grenade at enemy’s position during combat engagement - Download Hi-Res photo
Pfc. Ben Bradley (left), a Bulldog Troop, Red Platoon scout of 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, ducks away from small-arms fire, as fellow scout Sgt. Jeff Sheppard, launches a grenade at the enemy’s position, during a combat engagement in northern Bala Murghab Valley, Baghdis province, Afghanistan, April 4. Bradley, Sheppard, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Lee and his military working dog 'Valdo' were all wounded by a rocket-propelled grenade blast in the engagement. All service members suffered minor wounds and Valdo was critical, but survived the attack.
April 7, 2011 - Photo by Benjamin FaskeFirst Lieutenant Presley cuts through door hinges during the thermal breach event of the Best Sapper Competition - Download Hi-Res photo
First Lt. Presley of the 94th Engineer Battalion at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., cuts through door hinges during the thermal breach event of phase two of the Best Sapper Competition. The Best Sapper Competition gives engineers throughout the Army the opportunity to compete in a grueling six phase three day competition to determine who are the best engineers in the Army.
April 9, 2011 - Photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy WadeThe United States Army Drill Team, 3rd United States Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), performs in the 4th Annual Joint Service Drill Exhibition - Download Hi-Res photo
The U.S. Army Drill Team, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), performs in the 4th Annual Joint Service Drill Exhibition. The Army Drill Team won first place for the second year in a row, at the Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C., April 9. The Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard Drill Teams were critiqued on five different areas of drill and ceremony by military and civilian judges.
April 10, 2011 - Photo by Benjamin FaskeFour teams of Sapper competitors are loaded onto a Black Hawk helicopter and flown to the helocast drop zone during phase two of the Best Sapper competition - Download Hi-Res photo
Four teams of Best Sapper competitors are loaded onto a Black Hawk helicopter and flown to the helocast drop zone during phase two of the Best Sapper Competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The Best Sapper competition gives engineers throughout the Army the opportunity to compete in a grueling six-phase, three-day competition to determine the best engineers in the Army.
April 11, 2011 - Photo by Spc. Tobey WhiteSpecialist Marc Whittaker, a canine handler, restrains his military working dog - Download Hi-Res photo
Spc. Marc Whittaker, a canine handler with the 529th Military Police Company attached to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, restrains his military working dog, Anax, while Air Force Senior Airman Erin Sims, a canine handler from Robins Air Force Base, Ga., acts as a decoy at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, April 5.
April 15, 2011 - Photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. HolzworthStaff Sergeant Hector Hoyas and Senior Airman Matthew Phillips turn away from the CH-47 Chinook helicopter prop wash - Download Hi-Res photo
Staff Sgt. Hector Hoyas, an Aerial Delivery Field Service Department instructor from Fort Lee, Va., and Senior Airman Matthew Phillips, an airborne pavements and equipment operator, from the 820th Red Horse Squadron, turn away from the prop wash as a Nevada Army National Guard 1st General Support Aviation Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment CH-47 Chinook helicopter takes off with a Humvee sling-load, April 15.
April 15, 2011 - Photo by Mollie MillerCommand Sergeant Major Ian Field, 7, stands with his squad during a farewell award ceremony at Barlow Theater on Fort Riley, Kansas - Download Hi-Res photo
Command Sgt. Maj. Ian Field, 7, stands with his squad during a farewell award ceremony at Barlow Theater on Fort Riley, Kan., April 15. The Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant Ian's wish of becoming a Soldier while battling Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
April 15, 2011 - Photo by Spc. Cody ThompsonMajor General Michael T. Harrison high fives a toddler displaced by the Great East Earthquake in Matsushima, Japan - Download Hi-Res photo
Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison, the commanding officer for U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward), high-fives a toddler displaced by the Great East Earthquake in Matsushima, Japan, April 15. Harrison visited schools, train stations, shower points and shelters for displaced citizens to reaffirm the U.S. military's commitment to the helping the Japanese people.
April 19, 2011 - Photo by Sgt. Sean MathisCrawling through mud, Private Charles Shidler searches for the next covered fighting position during individual movement techniques training - Download Hi-Res photo
Crawling through mud, Pvt. Charles Shidler, Company A, Special Troops Battalion, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Ohio National Guard, searches for the next covered fighting position during individual movement techniques training at the Camp Ravenna Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ravenna, Ohio, April 17. The IMT is just one of more than 200 common training tasks that Shidler, as well as about 3,600 other Soldiers of the 37th brigade, must complete before they are scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan in fall 2011 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
April 26, 2011 - Photo by Sgt. John CrosbySpecialist Benjamin Sukys and Specialist Robert Thorp work through the night filling sandbags - Download Hi-Res photo
Spc. Benjamin Sukys and Spc. Robert Thorp, both assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 151st Infantry Regiment, Indiana National Guard, work through the night filling sandbags at the Indiana Department of Transportation branch in Vincennes, Ind., April 26. The Soldiers alternated working six-hour shifts around the clock to fill an order of 100,000 sandbags during the National Guard’s response to flooding in the area.