We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for August 6, 2009

Sgt. Alica Keppley, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13 aviation supply specialist, holds her daughter Arrianna, 2, after returning home to the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., from a seven-month deployment with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the USS Boxer July 31, 2009. Approximately 100 Marine Attack Squadron 214 and MALS-13 Marines and sailors returned to Yuma. While deployed, the Marines aided in counter-piracy operations off the coast of Africa, near the Gulf of Aden, including the recovery of Richard Phillips, a civilian cargo ship captain who was taken hostage by Somali pirates. (Marine corps photo by Lance Cpl. Austin Hazard.)

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