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Doctor Ahalm Turki examines a 6 month old baby while in Abu Kalifa, Iraq on April 12, 2008. Members of 2nd Battalion 3rd Marine Regiment, I Marine Expeditionary Force and an Iraqi Women's Engagement Team helped provide medical care to the Iraqi's living in the rural village outside of Fallujah. The baby, who was severely malnourished due to her mother not breatfeeding her. The mother felt that formula, which was unavailable, was best. The baby subsequently died. U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Erin A. Kirk (Released)

Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel laugh after SecState surprised Hagel with a birthday cake celebrating his birthday on October 4 while visiting Tokyo, Japan October 3, 2013. Hagel and Kerry spent the day meeting with various defense and foreign affairs counter parts before the SecState surprised SecDef with a birthday cake at the end of the day. DoD photos by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo (Released)


               

Left-Marines with 3D Platoon India Battery 3D Battalion 10th Marines sleep on the "safe" side of their vehicles in Trebil, Iraq on May 24, 2008. The Marines were patrolling the roads from the Jordanian border across Iraq to ensure route safety. U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Erin A. Kirk (Released)

Right-An Iraqi child looks suspiciously at U.S. Marines as they patrol in Saqlawiyah, Iraq on February 28, 2008. RCT-1 Echo Company 2nd Battalion 24th Marines patrol daily through the town. U.S. Marine Corps photograph by LCpl Erin A. Kirk (Released)


Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel laughs with former Secretaries of Defense Robert Gates and Leon Panetta at the Peace Through Strength Forum and Awards dinner at the Reagan Library in Simi Vally, California, Nov. 15, 2013. Hagel met with his two predecessors prior to speaking at the forum as well as at the awards dinner where former Secretary Gates and Senator Carl Levin were presented with the Peace through Strength award.  DoD Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo (Released)

 


Corporal Jacqueline Mejia plays with a group of Iraqi children in Abu Kalifa, Iraq on April 12, 2008. Members of 2nd Battalion 3rd Marine Regiment, I Marine Expeditionary Force and an Iraqi Women's Engagement Team routinely visit the rural village outside of Fallujah. U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Erin A. Kirk (Released)

President Barack Obama speaks during a memorial at the Marine Barracks to honor the fallen Department of Defense victims of the Navy Yard shooting in Washington D.C. Sept. 22, 2013. DoD Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo (Released)


       

Left-U.S. Marines walk through a dust storm on Camp Fallujah, Iraq on April 17, 2008. Gusting winds have caused a thick cover of dust throughout the country which is expected to last for several days. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl Erin A. Kirk (Released)

Right- Marines with 3rd Platoon, India Battery, 3rd Battalion 10th Marine Regiment (3/10) stop for a break at sunset in Al Anbar, Iraq on April 19, 2008. India Battery 3/10 regularly patrols the roads throughout Al Anbar to ensure route safety.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl Erin A. Kirk (Released)

   

Left- Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Republic of Korea Minister of Defense KIMKwan-jin stand at observation post Ouellette at the demilitarized zone Sept. 30, 2013. Hagel will visit with Korean counterparts as well as take part in the celebration festivities of the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo (Released)

Right- Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel briefs the press in front of the North Korean boarder as North Korean soldiers video tape him at Freedom House and Conference Row in the demilitarized zone Sept. 30, 2013. DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo (Released)


The caskets of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service officer Sean Smith, and security officers Tyrone S. Woods and Glen A. Doherty are escorted through an honor cordon during a dignified transfer ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Sept. 14, 2012. The four State Department employees were killed in attacks in Benghazi, Libya on September 11. DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo (Released)


An Iraqi woman waits to see a doctor at a medical clinic in Saqlawiyah, Iraq on February 25, 2008. Iraqi doctors along with United States Marines from RCT-1, Echo Company 2nd Battalion 24th Marines held an open clinic for the local residents of Saqlawiyah. U.S. Marine Corps Photo by LCpl Erin A. Kirk (Released)

 

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta laughs as he is presented with a gift, a plate commemorating his visit to China, from Chinese Minister of National Defense General Liang Guang Lie after an official dinner in Beijing, China, Sept. 18, 2012. DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo (Released)


 

Left - Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and his staff walk across the courtyard at the Tower of London in London, England, Jan. 18, 2013. Panetta is on a six day trip to Europe to visit with foreign counterparts and troops in the area. DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo (Released)   

Right - Newly commissioned United States Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenants listen to Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta speak at the Marine Corps Officer Candidates School Commissioning ceremony at the Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Va. August 10, 2012. DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo (Released)