** FILE ** This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Pvt. Danny Chen, 19, who was killed Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File) (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File)
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Elama Palemene greets his wife, Annaden (right), and children Ko' Elani (left) and Pe' Ela during an early morning welcome-home ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, for about 300 soldiers returning home from deployment in Iraq on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Erich Schlegel)
US Marines of the 1 FSSG Forward ( 1st Force Service Support Group Forward) of the 1MEF ( First Marine Expeditionary Force ) in northern Kuwait watch the flashes of light from US Army artillery fire and Iraqi Scud missiles headed for Kuwait City from their bunker signaling the beginning of the ground offensive against Iraq, Thursday, March 20, 2003. ( J.M. Eddins Jr. / The Washington Times )
** FILE ** This undated file photo obtained by the Associated Press shows Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private suspected of being the source of some of the unauthorized classified information disclosed on the WikiLeaks website. (AP Photo, File)
President Barack Obama walks in with Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, Commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, before placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns during a VeteranÃs Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama walks in with Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, Commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, before placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns during a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
U.S. Army soldiers and Uganda People's Defense Force soldiers participate in a closing ceremony for operation Atlas Drop 11, an annual joint aerial delivery exercise, in Soroti, Uganda, in April. While putting few U.S. troops at risk, the United States is providing intelligence and training to fight militants across the continent, from Mauritania in the west along the Atlantic Ocean, to Somalia in the east along the Indian Ocean. (Associated Press)
Chad Ware, of Wheeling, Ill., a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and a member of the U.S. Army running team, wins the 36th Marine Corps Marathon in a time of 2:19:16 in Arlington, Va. on Oct. 30, 2011.
(T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)
Chad Ware, of Wheeling, Ill., a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and a member of the U.S. Army running team, climbs the final hill to win the 36th Marine Corps Marathon in a time of 2:19:16 in Arlington, Va. on Oct. 30, 2011.
(T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)
** FILE ** In this Tuesday, July 13, 2010, file photo, U.S. Army soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division board a C-17 aircraft at Baghdad International Airport as they begin their journey to the United States. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
On Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, a U.S. Army soldier walks past military Humvees that are to be shipped out of Iraq from a staging yard at Camp Sather, part of the sprawling U.S. military's Victory Base Complex in Baghdad. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Photographs by Alain Jaramillo for Case Design/Remodeling
The exterior of retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Gary Gaal's plain 1970s Colonial-style home (below) was transformed recently by Case Design/Remodeling of Bethesda, which won the materials in a remodeling giveaway.
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)
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)