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Adm. Mike Mullen (left), chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stands with (from second from left) U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus; Holly Petraeus (partially hidden), the general's wife; and 2nd Lt. Stephen Petraeus, Gen. and Mrs. Petraeus' son, during an armed forces farewell tribute and retirement ceremony for the general on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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RADM Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy, smiles as he exchanges words with U.S. Army MG Carla Hawley-Bowland while she hands him the Major Walter Reed's Sword during a ceremony Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The handing over of the sword officially marks the transition from the Washington, D.C., facility to Bethesda Naval Medical Center and Ft. Belvoir. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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SPC E4 Lazaro Mtunguja, left, and Sgt. Betsy Rodriguez, both U.S. Army, adjust some of the 50 state flags outside of Walter Reed Army Medical Center Wednesday, July 27, 2011 before a ceremony to officially "case the colors" as a transition to medical services at Bethesda Naval Medical Center and Ft. Belvoir. Casing the colors involves retiring the flags that have served as symbols of the various medical units. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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SPC E4 Erika Draht, U.S. Army, adjusts one of the 50 state flags outside of Walter Reed Army Medical Center before a ceremony to officially "case the colors" as a transition to medical services at Bethesda Naval Medical Center and Ft. Belvoir. Casing the colors involves retiring the flags that have served as the symbols of the different medical units. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Don Francisco (left) and Staff Sgt. Kara Loyal of the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps march across Vermont Avenue Northwest as they lead a group of volunteers dressed in Civil War-era clothing and guests to the opening reception of the African American Civil War Museum in Washington on Monday, July 18, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the outgoing commander of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, salutes during a change-of-command ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 18, 2011. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** President Obama acknowledges family members and friends of U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Leroy Arthur Petry of Santa Fe, N.M., during a ceremony at the White House during which Petry was awarded the Medal of Honor for his valor in Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

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Brig. Gen. Dean Milner (center), commander of Canadian forces in Afghanistan, and Afghan army Brig. Gen. Ahmad Habibi (right) give the lay of the land to U.S. Army Col. Todd Wood (left) at an observation post on Forward Operating Base Sperwan Ghar in the Panjwaii district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. The Canadians will end combat operations in July as troops withdraw from the southern region and transition to a noncombat training role. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Mike Reynaud of Luling, La., fishes inside the Bonnet Carre Spillway, just after U.S. Army Corps of Engineers workers closed the final bays along the Mississippi River (background), 30 miles upriver from New Orleans in Norco, La., on Monday. The gates were opened weeks ago, pouring fresh water into Lake Pontchartrain. (Associated Press)

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From left, Sr. Airman Deborah Vives, USAF, originally from Mexico, U.S. Army Sgt. Kelvin Magana, originally from El Salvador, and U.S. Navy sailor Hanlin Edwin, originally from Micronesia, take their oaths of citizenship on Flag Day, Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Twenty people from 12 different countries become naturalized American citizens during the ceremony. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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U.S. Army Sgt. Kelvin Magana, originally from El Salvador but now living in Manassas, Va.,id lost in thought after becoming a naturalized American citizen on Flag Day, Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Twenty people from 12 different countries, including four people serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, became citizens during the ceremony. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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William Hanusek (above), of Alexandria, served in the U.S. Army at Guadalcanal in the Pacific during World War II. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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U.S. Marines evacuate a wounded comrade onto a medevac helicopter from the U.S. Army's Task Force Lift "Dust Off," Charlie Company 1-214 Aviation Regiment, after he was wounded in an IED strike near Sangin, in the Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan, on Saturday, June 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

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South Korean investigators and technicians conduct a ground-penetrating radar survey Thursday looking for traces of Agent Orange at Camp Carroll, a U.S. Army logistics base in South Korea. The joint investigation comes after American veterans said they buried large amounts of the highly toxic defoliant there in 1978. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** President Obama, with Maj. Gen. Karl Horst (left), commander of the U.S. Army's Military District of Washington, places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Monday, May 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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U.S. soldiers holds candles to mark Memorial Day at the headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, May 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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A U.S. soldier speaks during a ceremony to mark Memorial Day at the headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, May 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Chyba, a 12-year-old former military dog who served in Iraq with the U.S. Army, was adopted by Madeleine Pickens, wife of billionaire T. Boone Pickens, last year. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

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** FILE ** U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates (left), U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia James Smith (center) and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert G. Catalanotti walk across an airport tarmac in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Chip Somodevilla, Pool)

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