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Photos published May 22, 2006

Submitted by a long chain of Navy Chiefs. A sailor assigned to Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan takes the Navy Chief Petty Officer advancement exam during a mission in the Panjshir Valley of Afghanistan, as U.S. and Afghan personnel provide security.

Submitted by 1st Lt. Duane Sanders, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. An abandoned puppy gets a little TLC from a soldier during a patrol around Ishaki near Balad, Iraq.

Submitted by Cpl. Michael Molinaro, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. Lt. Col. Michael Hilliard, commander of the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and Iraqi Col. Meryeed M. Hanoun, commander, 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 8th Iraqi Army Division, conduct reconnaissance over a main artery that leads into Najaf in March. At that time, Iraqis were making their annual pilgrimage to Karbala in celebration of Abra’een.

Submitted by Gloria Bauernfeind. Photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Cadena. A group of Iraqis help 4th Infantry Division troops set up a desert shade tent at Forward Operating Base Kalsu in Iraq.

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