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Visiting the Troops

Talking with pilots on mission in Afghanistan, Vice President Dick Cheney tours the USS Stennis Aircraft Carrier March 15. Standing under a compact, 16-foot tall F-16 fighter jet, Vice President Dick Cheney talks with an Air Force pilot on his tour of the Al-Udeid Airbase in Qatar, March 17. Troops at Al-Udeid Airbase in Qatar gather around Vice President Dick Cheney for pictures and handshakes March 17. Sharing the stage with artist Chad DuLac, Vice President Dick Cheney displays a drawing of himself while aboard the USS Stennis Aircraft Carrier March 15.
Vice President Dick Cheney thanks troops stationed at Al-Udeid Airbase for their determined effort in the war against terror in Qatar March 17. Stationed in Egypt, American troops are participating in an 11-country international peacekeeping force called the Multinational Force of Observers. Here, they share conversation and lunch with Vice President Dick Cheney during his visit to the base March 13. The MFO is an international peacekeeping force established by Egypt and Israel to monitor the security arrangements of their Treaty of Peace. Discussing American initiatives in the war, Vice President Dick Cheney speaks to troops stationed at Al-Udeid Airbase in Qatar, March 17. "That is our first objective: To shut down terrorist camps wherever they are and to disrupt terrorist plans and to bring terrorists to justice," said the Vice President. "We'll make life very hard for them, by driving them from place to place until there is no place left to hide." Vice President Dick Cheney addresses the Arkansas National Guard Troops in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, March 13. "You, and everyone around you, are doing your duty and reflecting credit on yourselves, your families, and your country," said the Vice President during a speech at the Airbase. "You're here because you believe in America, and America believes in you."

As America makes progress in the war on terror, our armed forces fight bravely to uphold universal values of freedom. From military academies and training grounds, to the front lines of battle, the men and women of America's services face danger with resolve and strength of character.

In these times of conflict, America honors all veterans who have fought before us, and those who currently battle by air, land and sea. Through photographs that capture the heart and will of our armed forces, we say thank you to those who serve.