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Laura Beke, a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, talks and laughs with Brooklyn, N.Y., native Marine Sgt. Sammie L. Caison while waiting for helicopters to refuel in eastern Afghanistan. 21 as they make their way back from Kunar Province to Kabul. Caison is deployed Bagram Airfield from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Beke and three other Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders were a part of the sixth annual Hope and Freedom USO tour, hosted by the sergeant major of Army. The cheerleaders were a part of the sixth annual Hope and Freedom USO tour, hosted by the sergeant major of Army. The cheerleaders, country music stars Darryl Worley and Keni Thomas as well as model/television personality Leeann Tweeden ate lunch with, performed for, and took pictures with the troops at Camp Blessing. Photo by Marine Staff Sgt. Luis P. Valdespino Jr. - Laura Beke, a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, talks and laughs with Brooklyn, N.Y., native Marine Sgt. Sammie L. Caison while waiting for helicopters to refuel in eastern Afghanistan. 21 as they make their way back from Kunar Province to Kabul. Caison is deployed Bagram Airfield from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Beke and three other Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders were a part of the sixth annual Hope and Freedom USO tour, hosted by the sergeant major of Army. The cheerleaders were a part of the sixth annual Hope and Freedom USO tour, hosted by the sergeant major of Army. The cheerleaders, country music stars Darryl Worley and Keni Thomas as well as model/television personality Leeann Tweeden ate lunch with, performed for, and took pictures with the troops at Camp Blessing. Photo by Marine Staff Sgt. Luis P. Valdespino Jr.

071211-RCT6-1876J-CME02?Cpl. Jayme Odum (left) with 2nd Radio Battalion, spent the day translating between Iraqi patients and the medical staff provided by Combat Logistics Battalion 8, who helped support the grand opening of the Nazaal Health typical Center, Dec. 11. The free health screening, organized by Fallujah doctors and Coalition Forces, had been in planning for the past 60 days. The new clinic is a better medical facility what they had and more medicine is available for patients, said Dr. Zaid Awad, the clinic manger. - 071211-RCT6-1876J-CME02?Cpl. Jayme Odum (left) with 2nd Radio Battalion, spent the day translating between Iraqi patients and the medical staff provided by Combat Logistics Battalion 8, who helped support the grand opening of the Nazaal Health typical Center, Dec. 11. The free health screening, organized by Fallujah doctors and Coalition Forces, had been in planning for the past 60 days. The new clinic is a better medical facility what they had and more medicine is available for patients, said Dr. Zaid Awad, the clinic manger.

Marine Lt. Gen. Samuel T. Helland speaks to Marines at Camp Eggers, Afghanistan.::n::The commanding general for Marine Forces Central Command and I Marine Expeditionary Force made a visit to his deployed Marines only a month after taking charge of MarCent and I MEF.::n::Helland arrived in Afghanistan yesterday with Marine Brig. Gen. David C. Garza, the MarCent deputy commanding general, as well as senior enlisted advisors Marine Sgt. Maj. Dennis W. Reed and Command Master Chief Raphael Sanchez. While in country, the MarCent leaders fit lunch in with Marines from Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan and International Security Assistance Forces at Camp Eggers in Kabul.::n::Helland introduced himself as the new MarCent commander and spoke to the Marines about Corps accomplishments, manpower growth, and reenlistment opportunities.::n::He told the Marines, “You’re all doing well, according to everything I’ve heard,” and concluded by thanking the Marines for their work in Afghanistan.::n:: - Marine Lt. Gen. Samuel T. Helland speaks to Marines at Camp Eggers, Afghanistan.::n::The commanding general for Marine Forces Central Command and I Marine Expeditionary Force made a visit to his deployed Marines only a month after taking charge of MarCent and I MEF.::n::Helland arrived in Afghanistan yesterday with Marine Brig. Gen. David C. Garza, the MarCent deputy commanding general, as well as senior enlisted advisors Marine Sgt. Maj. Dennis W. Reed and Command Master Chief Raphael Sanchez. While in country, the MarCent leaders fit lunch in with Marines from Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan and International Security Assistance Forces at Camp Eggers in Kabul.::n::Helland introduced himself as the new MarCent commander and spoke to the Marines about Corps accomplishments, manpower growth, and reenlistment opportunities.::n::He told the Marines, “You’re all doing well, according to everything I’ve heard,” and concluded by thanking the Marines for their work in Afghanistan.::n::

Rafea A. Hussien, an Iraqi soldier (left) and Amir S. Musa, a 38-year-old Iraqi policeman (right), monitor the radios in the communications room of the Joint Security Station here, Dec. 10, 2007. Open since late July, the JSS houses Iraqi Police and Marines of 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6. It serves as a combined operations center for the Iraqi Army, Iraqi Police and Coalition Forces in the area. It is responsible for bringing a face to something that has been present for some time here: cooperation, coordination and peace through a mutual understanding of cultures and goals for the future. - Rafea A. Hussien, an Iraqi soldier (left) and Amir S. Musa, a 38-year-old Iraqi policeman (right), monitor the radios in the communications room of the Joint Security Station here, Dec. 10, 2007. Open since late July, the JSS houses Iraqi Police and Marines of 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6. It serves as a combined operations center for the Iraqi Army, Iraqi Police and Coalition Forces in the area. It is responsible for bringing a face to something that has been present for some time here: cooperation, coordination and peace through a mutual understanding of cultures and goals for the future.

071201-M1876J-LOLLIPOP03—Sheik Mishen (second from left), a prominent tribal leader in Garma, speaks with Lt. Col. Nathan I. Nastase (center), the commanding officer of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, and Rear Adm. Patrick Driscoll (right), with Multinational Force-Iraq, through an interpreter during the reopening ceremony of the “Lollipop” Market in Garma, Iraq, Dec. 1. Coalition Forces joined Garma citizens and local dignitaries in the celebration of the market reopening, marking progress toward economic growth for the community. “It’s a sign of progress and hope for a new tomorrow,” said Capt. Quintin D. Jones, commanding officer, Company L. - 071201-M1876J-LOLLIPOP03—Sheik Mishen (second from left), a prominent tribal leader in Garma, speaks with Lt. Col. Nathan I. Nastase (center), the commanding officer of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, and Rear Adm. Patrick Driscoll (right), with Multinational Force-Iraq, through an interpreter during the reopening ceremony of the “Lollipop” Market in Garma, Iraq, Dec. 1. Coalition Forces joined Garma citizens and local dignitaries in the celebration of the market reopening, marking progress toward economic growth for the community. “It’s a sign of progress and hope for a new tomorrow,” said Capt. Quintin D. Jones, commanding officer, Company L.

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