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April 3, 2012 - Photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dennis HenrySergeant Nathan McLaughlin, from Utah Army National Guard, rescues lost hiker, during search and rescue training exercise - Download Hi-Res photo
Sgt. Nathan McLaughlin, a standardization instructor from C Company, 1-171 Medevac, Utah Army National Guard, from West Jordan, Utah, rescues a lost hiker, Staff Sgt. Christian Larsen, a medic from C Company, 1-171 Medevac, Utah Army National Guard, West Jordan, Utah, during a search and rescue training exercise, on Camp W.G. Williams in Riverton, Utah, April 3, 2012.
April 4, 2012 - Photo by Staff Sgt. Charles CrailSergeant Michael Trevino, 172nd Infantry Brigade, utilizes foot bridge to cross swollen river outside of village of Marzak - Download Hi-Res photo
Sgt. Michael Trevino, personal security detail, noncomissioned officer, 172nd Infantry Brigade, utilizes a foot bridge to cross a swollen river outside of the village of Marzak while locals wash clothing on the far bank. Marzak has historically been a stronghold for the insurgency over the past decade until the Afghan and U.S forces took advantage of the winter months to establish a local police force at the request of the elders and secure the village from foreign fighters who transit the area during the fighting season.
April 6, 2012 - Photo by U.S. ArmyUH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter flys to Forward Operating Base Torkham - Download Hi-Res photo
A UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter flys to Forward Operating Base Torkham, March 28, 2012, in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
April 12, 2012 - Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason EppersonFirst Lieutenant Ryan Gibbons patrols in Afghanistan, during Operation Marble Lion - Download Hi-Res photo
First Lt. Ryan Gibbons patrols in the Jani Khel District, Afghanistan, April 12, 2012, during Operation Marble Lion. Chosen Company is part of the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Gold Geronimo.
April 19, 2012 - Photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher MaraskyArmy National Guard Specialist Timothy Shout, scans nearby ridgeline along with other members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar Security Force - Download Hi-Res photo
Army National Guard Spc. Timothy Shout, a native of Austin, Texas, scans the nearby ridgeline along with other members of the Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar Security Force element, in Afghanistan, following an engagement with anti-Afghan forces. Shout is deployed from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 143rd Infantry (Airborne), out of Austin, Texas. The unit took small-arms fire from a nearby mountain top during a routine patrol, and was able to suppress the enemy with the assistance of local Afghan National Security Forces.
April 22, 2012 - Photo by Staff Sgt. Charles CrailSergeant First Class Raja Richardson, platoon sergeant with 172nd Infantry Brigade, leads patrol across ridgeline - Download Hi-Res photo
Sgt. 1st Class Raja Richardson, platoon sergeant with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, Task Force 2-28, 172nd Infantry Brigade, leads a patrol across a ridgeline outside of Forward Operating Base Tillman in Afghanistan.
April 22, 2012 - Photo by Sgt. Reed KnutsonAmerican flag reflects in the glasses of an officer with the 82nd Airborne Division - Download Hi-Res photo
The American flag reflects in the glasses of an officer with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, as he re-enlists another paratrooper on Combat Outpost Qara Baugh, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, April 22, 2012.
April 25, 2012 - Photo by Cpl. Kyle WagonerRetired Army Staff Sergeant Michael Kacer, prepares to run laps during track practice at McKibben Physical Fitness Center - Download Hi-Res photo
Retired Army Staff Sgt. Michael Kacer, a stay-at-home dad and inspirational speaker, prepares to run laps during track practice at the McKibben Physical Fitness Center at Fort Carson, Colo., April 25, 2012. Kacer, a native of Throop, Pa., sustained injuries in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in 2008. Kacer will be competing in the track-and-field and swimming events in the upcoming 2012 Warrior Games, beginning April 30, 2012.
April 27, 2012 - Photo by Sgt. Uriah WalkerPresident Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit Fort Stewart, Ga. - Download Hi-Res photo
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit Fort Stewart, Ga., to recognize the exceptional service and sacrifices of our troops, veterans and military families that have been crucial in the Division’s efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, April 27, 2012. “Dog Face Soldiers” render honors to the President and First Lady Obama as they make their way to the podium to address the audience.
April 28, 2012 - Photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeodSergeant Joshua Smith, with 82nd Airborne Division, chats with an Afghan boy - Download Hi-Res photo
Sgt. Joshua Smith, a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, chats with an Afghan boy during an Afghan-led clearing operation, April 28, 2012, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. The Soldier studied the Pashtun language prior to his deployment to southern Ghazni.