MARINE SURVIVES LAND MINE ENCOUNTER
A Marine survived a close encounter with a land mine in Afghanistan.
A joint exercise was enhanced by thunderstorms on the drop zone.
New Defense Secretary Leon Panetta promised that no "hollow force" would occur on his watch.
During operations in Nangarhar Province, several insurgents were killed.
AIR FORCE PILOT AWARDED
An Air Force pilot who brought his F-15E back after a malfunction received the 2010 Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy.
MILITANTS WHACKED IN YEMEN
Air strikes in southern Yemen killed at least five al-Qaeda militants.