Stock Photo Description: Members of the Department of Defense-sponsored Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) watch as an AV-8B Harrier performs a vertical short takeoff and landing during a flight quarters demonstration aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Oct. 18, 2006. The JCOC is a program sponsored by the Secretary of Defense for civilian public opinion leaders interested in growing their knowledge of the military and national defense issues by traveling to overseas military bases. Iwo Jima is on a regularly scheduled six-monthdeployment to the U.S. European Command and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bryant A. Kurowski). Stock photography by Department of Defense Public Domain.