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Kearny, N.J. native, Sgt. 1st Class Oscar Ayala, a platoon sergeant for D Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducts situps during a physical fitness test for the Sullivan Cup, May 7, at Fort Benning, Ga. In the past two years, Ayala has had two hip surgeries, but has not let it affect his physical condition.

Growing up, Sgt. 1st Class Oscar Ayala, a platoon sergeant dream was to be a United States soldier.
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Photo: Texas National Guard Spc. Isaac Gomez, a native of Pharr, Texas, provides security as Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar engineers conduct a quality assurance check at the Narang Girls School Oct. 13, 2012. The school is nearing completion and the PRT engineers assist the local Afghan government by conducting quality assurance checks on the construction project. The PRT is made up of U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and civilians who work alongside local government officials to reconnect the people of Afghanistan with their government. Gomez is a member of the PRT Security Force element and is deployed from Company A, 1st Battalion, 143rd Infantry (Airborne) out of Austin, Texas.

Texas National Guard Spc. Isaac Gomez, a native of Pharr, Texas, provides security as Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar engineers conduct a quality assurance check at the Narang Girls School.
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The nation’s cyber network is under attack! Who in the US military will defend it? Every year, the National Security Agency stages a realistic digital war in its CyberDefense exercise
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Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, participate in a wreath laying ceremony honoring former President Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Photo: Five hundred soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, return to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Oct. 6, 2012, after a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan. The soldiers were honored in a homecoming ceremony held at Buckner Physical Fitness Center where they were reunited with their families.

Five hundred soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, return to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson after a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan.
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