Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

US Armed Forces news in pictures - May 19-25, 2008

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • US Armed Forces news in pictures - May 19-25, 2008

    Week 21

    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.

  • #2
    May 19, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Army

    IRAQ - Pfc. Timothy Moreland, a Shreveport, La., native, works with his fellow Solders to secure the Taji Qada, northwest of Baghdad, May 3, making it a safer place for the locals to live. Moreland serves as an infantryman with Company A, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds,” 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Warrior,” 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad. (U.S. Army photo/Sgt. Brad Willeford).

    'Ever seen an elephant fly?'
    Photo by Clarence S. Kelley (May 18, 2008)
    A CH-47D Chinook helicopter with the Company B "Pachyderms" of 6th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) undergoes hover checks during a maintenance test flight at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 14, 2008. Photo courtesy Lt. Col. Clarence S. Kelley, Task Force AVCRAD.

    Ansbach Sets Largest Yellow Ribbon Formation Record
    Photo by Ronald H. Toland Jr. (May 16, 2008)
    On the evening of May 14, 1,358 Soldiers, Family members, Civilians and local nationals of the Ansbach community set the unofficial armed-forces record for the largest yellow-ribbon formation at the Storck Barracks Airfield.

    Three 1st Armored Division units accept Iraq missions in ceremonies this week
    Photo by Spc. Justin Snyder (May 16, 2008)
    Leaders and Soldiers of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Div-ision and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division salute during the ceremony transferring the role of the 3rd BCT's 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry to the 2nd BCT's 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry, at Combat Outpost Carver, Iraq, May 11.

    Comment


    • #3
      May 19, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Marine Corps

      HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Marines with A Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th MEU, call for fire support as artillery rounds impact their target in the background. (Photo: Cpl. Alex C. Guerra)

      HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Infantrymen with A Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, watch as an AH-1W Cobra attacks an enemy position with hellfire missles. The 24th MEU moved into the Garmsir Distric of Helmand on April 28th to disrupt insurgent activities in soutnern Afghanistan. (Photo: Cpl. Alex C. Guerra)

      HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, take cover from rocket-propelled grenandes and machine gun fire while trying to clear a route in Garmsir. Despite facing stouter-than-expected resistance from insurgents, Marines have made enormous gains in the district area. (Photo: Cpl. Alex C. Guerra)
      Last edited by Boonierat; 19 May 08, 05:00.

      Comment


      • #4
        May 19, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Navy

        PACFIC OCEAN (May 13, 2008) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) steams through the Pacific Ocean. John C. Stennis and embarked Training Air Wing 1 and 2 are conducting Naval Aviation Training Command carrier qualifications off the coast of southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Davis Anderson (Released)

        PERSIAN GULF (May 7, 2008) SH-60F Seahawks assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) during a week-long session of maritime security training exercises. Lincoln and Nassau are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew King (Released)

        PACFIC OCEAN (May 13, 2008) Aircraft launching officer Lt. Everett Alcorn signals the launch of a T-45C Goshawk from Training Wing (TW) 1 from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and embarked TW-1 and 2 are conducting Naval Aviation Training Command carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ron Reeves (Released)

        HOBART, Tasmania (May 11, 2008) Amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) dominates the view of downtown Hobart during a recent port visit to the island of Tasmania. Tarawa is the first large deck ship to visit Hobart in more than six years. During the visit, Sailors and Marines participated in numerous Battle of Coral Sea commemoration events and received a warm welcome by the Hobart community. Tarawa and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are on a scheduled deployment in the western Pacific and Indian oceans as part of the U.S. 7th Fleet. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel A. Barker (Released)

        Comment


        • #5
          May 19, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Air Force

          Pulsed detonation engine flies into history
          The Long E-Z aircraft, powered by the pulsed detonation engine, makes its history-making flight Jan. 31 at Mohave, Calif. Soon it will be on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. (Courtesy photo)

          A lethal presence
          Two F-22 Raptors fly a Northern Edge 2008 training mission over Alaska May 8. The aircraft are from the 3rd Wing at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mikal Canfield)

          New wings to secure A-10 longevity
          A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., fly a training mission over the Berry Goldwater Range in Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jesse Shipps)

          Comment


          • #6
            May 20, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Army

            U.S. Helps With Chinese Quake Relief
            Photo by Tech. Sgt. Chris Vadnais (May 19, 2008)
            Senior Capt. Guan Youfei, deputy director of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Chinese Ministry of National Defense (center), and U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Charles W. Hooper, U.S. military attache in Beijing, greet the first of two U.S. aircrews delivering earthquake relief supplies to China. The two C-17 U.S. Globemaster aircraft carried food, water containers, blankets, generators, lanterns and various hand tools. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, in support of the U.S. Department of State, authorized U.S. Pacific Command to support earthquake relief efforts in the People's Republic of China.

            TEXAS - Soldiers from Troop B, 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, rush a simulated enemy hideout during a situational training exercise May 8. (Photo by Spc. Alexis Harrison, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

            TEXAS - The unit colors of the 1st Cavalry Division make their way around the division's Operation Iraqi Freedom memorial to begin the rededication ceremony held at Cooper Field May 16. The memorial was rededicated after having 493 names added to the black-stone monument. Photo by by Spc. Jeffrey Ledesma, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs.

            Comment


            • #7
              May 20, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Marine Corps

              CAMP LEJEUNE N.C. (May 14, 2008) - Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment’s F Co., fire blank rounds at simulated targets during a pretend raid, Tuesday. The raid was part of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Expeditionary Strike Group Integration Training here. (Official USMC photo by Cpl. Jason D. Mills)

              CAMP LEJEUNE N.C. (May 14, 2008) - Hospitalman Armando “Doc” Rebledo, a corpsman for Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment’s F Co., receives orders from his platoon sergeant during a simulated raid, Tuesday. The raid was part of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Expeditionary Strike Group Integration Training here. The raid was an excellent training opportunity for the Marines and sailors aboard the USS Iwo Jima to work together, and “addressed critical muscle movements that we’ll be required to perform when we are forward deployed,” said Capt. Mark Cameron, the commander of Fox Company. The training is part of the 26th MEU’s six month pre-deployment training cycle and is the first time the elements of the MEU loaded their equipment and personnel aboard the ships that will make up the USS Iwo Jima ESG. (Official USMC photo by Cpl. Jason D. Mills)

              CAMP LEJEUNE N.C. (May 14, 2008) - A Marine from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment’s F Co., watches as a CH-46 Sea Knight comes in to evacuate simulated casualties during a raid here, Tuesday. The raid was part of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Expeditionary Strike Group Integration Training. (Official USMC photo by Cpl. Jason D. Mills)

              Comment


              • #8
                May 20, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Navy

                PERSIAN GULF (May 14, 2008) The amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) leads a formation of the coalition ships including the guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), the Bahraini Navy frigate RBNS Al Manama (FPBGH 50), the Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Mana (F 111), the United Arab Emirates Navy missile boat UAENS Mubarraz (P4401) and the fleet ocean tug USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168). The multi-lateral Goalkeeper III exercise includes participation from Bahrain, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Great Britain and the U.S. The exercise is designed to train forces in various aspects of maritime security operations as well as command and control functions with the Royal Bahraini naval staff. MSO help develop security in the maritime environment, which promotes stability and global prosperity. These operations complement the counterterrorism and security efforts of regional nations and seek to disrupt violent extremists' use of the maritime environment as a venue for attack or to transport personnel, weapons or other material. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Coleman Thompson (Released)

                ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 17, 2008) The visit, board, search and seizure team departs the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61). Ramage is participating in the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group integration training. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky (Released)

                PACIFIC OCEAN (May 15, 2008) A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 165 lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is conducting operations in the Pacific Ocean on a scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sarah E. Bitter (Released)

                CAMP SHELBY, Miss. (May 15, 2008) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 prepare to assault a simulated insurgent compound during a Basic Urban Skills Training course conducted by the 20th Seabee Readiness Group. Fifty-eight Seabees assigned to NMCB-7 conducted the training for their Convoy Security Element role preparing for an upcoming deployment to U.S. Forces Central Command. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael B. Lavender (Released)

                Comment


                • #9
                  May 20, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Air Force

                  MQ-9 Reaper drops first GPS-guided weapon
                  The first live release of a Global Positioning System guided bomb unit-49 weapon from an MQ-9 Reaper took place May 13 at the Naval Air Warfare Center's Weapons Division at China Lake, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo)

                  Multinational exercise in Croatia wraps up
                  Col. Kevin Ross gives a final salute May 14 to the Albanian delegation chief as Croatian army Lt. Col. Davorko Jokic looks on during the closing ceremony of the 2008 Medical Training Exercise in Central and Eastern Europe, or MEDCEUR, at the Divulje Training Base in Croatia. Colonel Ross is the MEDCEUR commander. Colonel Jokic is the MEDCEUR co-commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kristin Ruleau)

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    What can i say more great pic,s

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      May 22, 2008 - All photos courtesy of Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System

                      Shulla, IQ - U.S. Army Soldiers react to a mortar blast while searching for weapons caches in northwest Shulla, Iraq, May 16, 2008. During the search, the Soldiers came under small arms and mortar fire. The Soldiers are from Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. (U.S.Army photo/Spc. Charles W. Gill)

                      BAGHDAD, IQ - Capt. Robert Gillespie, commander, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, quickly maneuvers toward a building near the western Baghdad neighborhood of Shulla May 16. While searching for a possible cache in the area, Soldiers were attacked by militants using heavy indirect, small-arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire from Shulla. (U.S. Army photo/Spc. Charles Gill)

                      BAGHDAD, IQ -Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers with Troop B, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, maneuver down a path as militants attack using small-arms, indirect and rocket-propelled grenade fire during cache search operations near Shulla in western Baghdad May 16. (U.S. Army photo/Spc. Charles Gill)

                      Hitaween, IQ - U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 3rd Platoon Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 21st Stryker Infantry Regiment, patrol a vacant lot in Hitaween, Iraq on Feb. 28, 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Steve Faulisi)

                      Forward Operating Base Salerno, IQ - Soldiers of 321st Field Artillery, 4th Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division test fire the Excaliber artillery round on Forward Operating Base Salerno on February 28, 2008. The Excaliber round is a precision guided global positioning system round. (U.S. Army photo/Sgt. Nicholaus Williams)

                      CAMP STRIKER, IQ - A Black Hawk helicopter with, 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, transports troops on an air assault mission near Baghdad, April 22.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        May 22, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Navy

                        PACIFIC OCEAN (May 20, 2008) Super rapid bloom off board countermeasures (SRBOC) rockets launch from the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) during a test of the ship's anti-missile defense system. Tarawa is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility operating in the western Pacific and Indian oceans. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel A. Barker (Released)

                        NEW YORK (May 21, 2008) The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) passes by the Statue of Liberty as it steams up the Hudson River during the Parade of Ships for Fleet Week New York 2008. More than 4,000 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen will participate in various community relations projects and make a port call to New York City. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Danals (Released)

                        SEATTLE, Wash. (May 20, 2008) A Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) hovers over the surface of Elliot Bay behind the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) during a parade of ships in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt's Great White Fleet. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Beckjord (Released)

                        NORFOLK, Va. (May 15, 2008) Ens. Virginia Teti, one of 14 graduating military medical students from Eastern Virginia Medical School, is promoted to lieutenant during a re-commissioning ceremony aboard the battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-64). The students, members of the U.S. Navy, Army and Air Force, advanced from ensign/second lieutenant to lieutenant/captain after reciting an oath of office led by Rear Adm. (ret) Philip Geib. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kitt Amaritnant (Released)

                        PERSIAN GULF (May 18, 2008) Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate Crystal Crawford, assigned to the "Blue Blasters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 waits near an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as the strike fighter is prepared for a mission. Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans (Released)

                        PACIFIC OCEAN (May 19, 2008) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) steams through the Pacific Ocean. John C. Stennis and multiple embarked fleet replacement squadrons are conducting fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle Steckler (Released)

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          May 24, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Army

                          President Bush Attends 82nd Airborne Division Review
                          Photo by Sgt. Timothy Dinneen (May 23, 2008)
                          Sgt. Christopher Corriveau, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, is awarded the Distinguished Service Cross from President George W. Bush along with the commander of the 82nd Abn. Div. Maj. Gen. David Rodriguez May 22 during the Division's Review at Fort Bragg, N.C. Corriveau, a native of Lewiston, Maine, is credited with repelling an overwhelming and heavily-armed force Aug. 26, 2007. His four man sniper team courageously fought off an enemy force in close combat for control of a rooftop during Operation Iraqi Freedom killing or wounding at least 10 insurgents.

                          President Bush Attends 82nd Airborne Divsion Review
                          Photo by Sgt. Micah E. Clare (May 23, 2008)
                          President George W. Bush and 82nd Airborne Division Commanding General, Maj. Gen. David M. Rodriguez watch as AH-64 Apache gun-ships from the 82nd's Combat Aviation Brigade fly over their heads, show-casing the Division's all-encompassing air superiority over the enemies of freedom during the pass and review at Pike Field on Fort Bragg, N.C., May 22.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            May 24, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Marine Corps

                            Camp Fallujah, Iraq - Marines from Battery M, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment fire an M777 howitzer during a training exercise aboard Camp Fallujah, Iraq, April 19. Marines from the battery are supporting a myriad of roles during their deployment with Regimental Combat Team 1 including personal security detachments and explosive ordnance disposal security teams. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Nathaniel C. LeBlanc)

                            Camp Fallujah, Iraq - Marines from Battery M, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment fire an M777 howitzer during a training exercise aboard Camp Fallujah, Iraq, April 19. Marines from the battery are supporting a myriad of roles during their deployment with Regimental Combat Team 1 including personal security detachments and explosive ordnance disposal security teams. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Ted Vickers)

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              May 24, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Navy

                              ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 23, 2008) Newly commissioned officers from the Naval Academy Class of 2008 celebrate the conclusion of their graduation and commissioning ceremony with the traditional hat toss at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael G. Mullen, and Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead were all in attendance. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien (Released)

                              ANDAMAN SEA (May 23, 2008) The amphibious ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) steam in formation in the Andaman Sea. The Essex ARG is standing by in international waters off the coast of Burma in support of Joint Task Force Caring Response a humanitarian assistance operation developed in the wake of Cyclone Nargis. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ty Swartz (Released)

                              NEW YORK (May 21, 2008) The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) steams up the Hudson River during the parade of ships on the opening day of Fleet Week 2008 in New York. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder (Released)

                              NEW YORK (May 21, 2008) Sailors and Marines man the rails of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during the parade of ships on the opening day of Fleet Week New York 2008. More than 4,000 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen will participate in various community relations projects and make a port call to New York City. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Christopher Lange (Released)

                              MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May 21, 2008) A French Navy Rafale jet approaches the flight deck as it prepares to execute a touch and go on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo J. Reyes (Released)

                              MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May 21, 2008) A French Navy Rafale jet approaches the flight deck as it prepares to execute a touch and go on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo J. Reyes (Released)

                              Comment

                              Latest Topics

                              Collapse

                              Working...
                              X