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US Armed Forces news in pictures - May 12-18, 2008

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  • US Armed Forces news in pictures - May 12-18, 2008

    Week 19

    Comments and posting of your own images are encouraged, provided they respect the following guidelines:
    -The picture must concern the US Military.
    -It must be fairly recent (less than a year old)
    -It shouldn't be wider than 800 or 900 pixels (If you picture is too large, resize it before posting with an image editor or an image host like ImageShack)
    -Try to provide a caption, if possible.
    -Pictures containing gore or obscenity should be avoided.

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    May 14, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Army

    Paratroopers join Afghan forces to take control of bridge, checkpoint
    Photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon Aird (May 13, 2008)
    Afghan National Army Soldiers and paratroopers from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry, walk across the Gowerdesh Bridge during Operation Mountain Highway II in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan April 27. The ANA, Afghan Border Patrol, and U.S. Army and Marine forces worked together during the operation to rebuild an ABP checkpoint at the bridge that was partially destroyed by insurgents last summer.

    KORAT, THAILAND (May 10, 2008)-Pfc. Justin Faulk instructs a Soldier in Royal Thai Army proper firing techniques during a reflexive fire range as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2008. Cobra Gold is a regularly scheduled combined, joint multinational exercise designed to improve U.S, Thai, Singaporean, Japanese, and Indonesian military readiness and combined, joint mutual cooperation, enhance security relationships and demonstrate U.S. resolve to support the security and humanitarian interests of our Pacific partners. This year marks the 27th anniversary of this regional training event. (Official U.S Army photo by Spc. Natalie Barber)


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      May 14, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Marine Corps

      CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, OKINAWA, Japan - Lance Cpl. Brad Gordon checks the accuracy of Cpl. Bryan Martinez’s shots. Scout snipers and spotters with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, reinforced their position as the Marine Corps’ “hunters of gunmen” during an Urban Sniper Course in the Central Training Area May 11. The 15-day course is designed to tighten snipers’ skills and prepare them for combat environments such as Iraq and Afghanistan. During the course, the Marines practiced unconventional sniping skills, such as shooting from helicopters, through glass and peepholes and using the .50 caliber SASR-M107 sniper rifle to disable vehicles. (Photo: Lance Cpl. Tyler Hlavac)


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        May 14, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Navy

        YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 12, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) enters Yokosuka, Japan's Truman Bay after completing its last deployment before being replaced by the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) this summer. During the four-week deployment, the ship worked with the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Kitty Hawk operates from Fleet Activities Yokosuka. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau (Released)

        ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 12, 2008) Marines assigned to 2nd Recon Battalion, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26 MEU) launch combat rubber reconnaissance crafts aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima and the 26-MEU are participating in the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group Integration exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Flordeliz Valerio (Released)

        SOUDA BAY, Crete, Greece (May 10, 2008) The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Albany (SSN 753) arrives in Souda harbor for a routine port visit during a six-month deployment as part of the Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley (Released)


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