Pic of the Day – Saluting the Rainbow Guard

Australian Army Gen. David Hurley, the chief of the Australian Defense Force, center, salutes rainbow sideboys upon his arrival aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) in the Coral Sea July 22, 2011, during exercise Talisman Sabre 2011. Talisman Sabre is a combined biennial exercise between the US and Australian militaries designed to enhance both nations’ ability to respond to regional contingencies. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth R. Hendrix, US Navy/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Department of Defense Flickr Stream.]

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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