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  • US Armed Forces news in pictures - July 21-27, 2008

    Week 30

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  • #2
    July 21, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Marine Corps

    IRAQ - Cpl. Chris M. McQuitty, assistant platoon leader, 3rd Platoon, Company L, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, points out a road that insurgents could use to avoid vehicle checkpoints near Hit, Iraq, July 11. Marines with Company L performed a reconnaissance patrol through the outskirts of Hit in search of routes the enemy could use to smuggle contraband into Hit. The information gathered during the patrol will help the company make the area around Hit safer for Coalition forces and the Iraqis that live there.

    AFGHANISTAN - Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th MEU, teach Afghani National Police how to "shake and bake" after a patrol through Garmsir. Marines have begun patrolling with Afghan National forces and British troops to began facilitating the transfer of peace keeping in Garmsir district.

    IRAQ - Gunnery Sgt. Darrell Dorsey, the squadron gunnery sergeant of Marine Light/Attack Helicopter Squadron 167, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), and his step-son, Lance Cpl. Andre Jackson, an operations clerk with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), stand in front of an UH-1N Huey helicopter here. The two Marines have not seen each other since Jackson’s graduation from Marine Corps boot camp in April, 2007. “I knew we would both be in Iraq at the same time,” Jackson said. “But I had no idea we would be on the same base together.”

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    • #3
      July 21, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Navy

      ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 17, 2008) The Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group steams through the Atlantic Ocean during a composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for its upcoming deployment. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 1st Class Nathan Rathjen (Released)

      ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 17, 2008) Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) watch the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) break away from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for its upcoming scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Katrina Parker (Released)

      HADITHA, Iraq (July 11, 2008) Machinist's Mate Fireman Samuel Duodu, assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3, posts a security watch as he and his fellow Riverines prepare to be extracted from the Watah Peninsula, near Rawah, Iraq on a Riverine patrol boat. Riverine units are actively engaged in waterborne operations in Anbar Province to update census details improve security, and deter insurgent activity. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Seth Maggard (Released)

      BARKING SANDS, Hawaii (July 14, 2008) Armored assault vehicles assigned to Combat Assault Company (CAC), 3rd Marine Regiment, perform maneuvers during a demonstration at Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands as part of this year's Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008 exercise. RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational exercise and is scheduled biennially by the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Participants include the United States, Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and the United. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Paul D. Honnick (Released)

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      • #4
        July 21, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Air Force

        Kadena's K-9 warriors go airborne - Staff Sgt. Sarah Merklinger restrains Bojar, a military working dog, on their way to board an HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter at Kadena Air Base, Japan, July 14. Kadena's working dogs participated in familiarization training to get used to the loud noise from helicopters and disturbances associated with flying during deployments. Sergeant Merklinger is a dog handler from the 18th Security Forces Squadron,.(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Chad Warren)

        Stop right there! - Staff Sgt. Ian Powell engages simulated hostile forces at a "prisoner of war" checkpoint during the annual Warrior Day Challenge held July 11 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Sergeant Powell is assigned to the 644th Combat Communications Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brian Quay)

        Airman finds piece of family history at Lackland - The "Heaven's Above" B-17 sits as a static display at the parade grounds at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Meredith Canales)

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        • #5
          July 21, 2008 - All photos courtesy of Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System

          Helmand Province, AF - Sgt. Blaine Bellas (front left) a rifleman, and Staff Sgt Joseph Polingo, a platoon sergeant, both with Headquarters Platoon, Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, NATO International Security Assistance Force, hand out water and food to a group of local children near their patrol basae in Helmand province, Afghanistan. The Marines have demonstrated the full-spectrum necessary to conduct counterinsurgent operations by transitioning from combat operations and interacting the the locals. (Photographer: Cpl. Randall Clinton, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit Public Affairs)

          SG - A drone is launched from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga for a scheduled missile exercise of the Singapore phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2008. The drone was shot down with a missile launched from the Republic of Singapore ship RSS Endeavour. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises between the United States and six Southeast Asian nations designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. (Photographer: Cmdr. James Ridgway, Navy Visual News Service)

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          • #6
            July 22, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Army

            Soldiers with the Army Evaluation Task Force give a demonstration of the small unmanned ground vehicle combat application to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) and fellow committee member Syvestre Reyes (D-TX) at Ft Bliss, TX, on July 12, 2008. The Congressmen were briefed on the Army's plans to accelerate Future Combat Systems technologies to Soldiers in combat. (Army photo by D. Myles Cullen)

            The new UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter sits on the tarmac at the National Guard’s Eastern Aviation Training Site at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. The facility will provide all aviator and aircrew training on the new aircraft. (Photo by Army Pfc. Coltin Heller)

            The Civil War Museum provided re-enactors who wore attire of the early years, including uniforms worn by Buffalo Soldiers at the three-day celebration of the 10th anniversary of the African American Civil War Memorial.

            Soldiers salute the memorial honoring Staff Sgt. Alex Jimenez and Spc. Byron Fouty at the MND-C Headquarters in Baghdad during a memorial ceremony July 21. (Photo by Spc. Josh LeCappelain)

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            • #7
              July 22, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Marine Corps

              Marines and Sailors with the Deep Reconnaissance Platoon, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct a live fire exercise on Range 16, July 18, as a part of their shooting package qualification course. The MEU Marines conducted the training to improve their precision shooting skills and hone their abilities to fire while on the move with the M16-M4 Carbine and 45 caliber pistol. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cory W. Yenter)

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              • #8
                July 22, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Navy

                ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 19, 2008) Canadian Army Capt. Rory Macdonald, chaplain aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), plays the bagpipe to welcome aboard the amphibious assault vehicles and Marines of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for its upcoming scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Aaron Loy/Released)

                ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 19, 2008) An amphibious assault vehicle assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit approaches the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for its upcoming scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Katrina Parker/Released)

                ARCTIC OCEAN (July 1, 2008) The fast attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) is moored at the North Pole in the Arctic Ocean to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first submarine polar transit completed by the USS Nautilus (SSN 571) in 1958. Providence is en route to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility from its homeport in Groton Conn. (U.S. Navy photo by Yoeman 1st Class J. Thompson/Released)

                ARCTIC OCEAN (July 1, 2008) The fast attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) breaks through the ice at the North Pole in the Arctic Ocean to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first submarine polar transit by the USS Nautilus (SSN 571) in 1958. Providence is en route to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility from its homeport in Groton Conn. (U.S. Navy photo by Yoeman 1st Class J. Thompson/Released)

                PACIFIC OCEAN (July 13, 2008) An RAN SH-3 Sea King takes off from the flight deck of Her Majesty's Australian amphibious ship HMAS Tobruk (LSH 50) during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational exercise and is scheduled biennially by the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Participants include the U.S., Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth G. Takada/Released)

                KAUAI, Hawaii (July 13, 2008) Soldiers assigned to the "Red Devils" of 1st Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry conduct physical training on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational exercise and is scheduled biennially by the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Participants include the U.S., Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore and the United Kingdom. (U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Taylor/Released)

                DILI, East Timor (July 19, 2008) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) is anchored off the coast of East Timor supporting Pacific Partnership 2008. Pacific Partnership provides humanitarian assistance in cooperation with the government of East Timor, partner nations including representatives from Australia, India, Indonesia, Portugal, Canada, and the Republic of Korea and many non-governmental organizations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Joseph Seavey/Released)

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                • #9
                  July 25, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Army

                  (Left) Sgt. Victor Faggiano, a native of Manchester, N.H., patrols through a field of trash using a medal detector to search for possible enemy caches in northern Ghazaliyah July 10. Faggiano serves with 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Multi-National Division – Baghdad. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. James Hunter, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div., MND-B)

                  Spc. Jesse A. Murphree, Destined Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), greets his 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team comrades returning from deployment in Afghanistan, on the flight line at Aviano Air Base, Italy, July 22. Murphree lost his legs in an improvised explosive device attack in the Korengal Valley, near Ali Abad, Afghanistan, Dec. 27, 2007, and has been undergoing treatment at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

                  U.S. Soldiers practice how to exit from a black hawk helicopter before the day's air assault mission that the 101st Airborne Division, 1-187 Infantry Regiment conducted in Al Sadr Yusifiyah, Iraq, on July 13, 2008. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Richard Del Vecchio/Released)

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                  • #10
                    July 25, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Marine Corps

                    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif - A light armored vehicle scout with Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit secures a landing zone to conduct a medical evacuation. Marines with the BLT conducted surface tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel training as part of the Special Operations Training Group package. (Sgt. Wayne Edmiston)

                    AMMAN, Jordan - Three MV-22 Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), land at an airport in Amman, Jordan on July 22. Four aircraft from the squadron transported Sens. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) from Iraq's al-Anbar Province to Jordan on July 22. (Photo by Cpl. George J. Papastrat)

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                    • #11
                      July 25, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Navy

                      NORTH ARABIAN SEA (July 23, 2008) Aviation Ordnancemen assigned to the "Blue Blasters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 wait to arm weapons as an F/A-18C Hornet is prepared for a mission aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as well as maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

                      ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 23, 2008) French F-2 Rafale M, E-2C Hawkeye and American F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft perform a fly-by over the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during integrated French and American carrier qualifications and cyclic flight operations. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise "Operation Brimstone" off the Atlantic coast. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released)

                      NORTH ARABIAN SEA (July 23, 2008) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) steams through the North Arabian Sea supporting the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to support Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as well as maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Justin R. Blake/Released)

                      ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 23, 2008) A French F-2 Rafale fighter performs a touch-and-go during combined French and American carrier qualifications aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise "Operation Brimstone" off the Atlantic coast. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sheldon Rowley/Released)

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                      • #12
                        July 25, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Navy

                        ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 22, 2008) A F/A-18 Super Hornet assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 flies over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise "Operation Brimstone" off the Atlantic coast. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Wilyanna Harper/Released)

                        ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 22, 2008) An MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 lands aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise 08-4 as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Starkey/Released)

                        NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (June 23, 2008) Quartermaster 3rd Class Heather N. Shakingbush, assigned to the Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) calls in a navigational bearing during a mission readiness training exercise. Bush Sailors trained on two-yard patrol boats to improve their navigation skills preparing the aircraft carrier for sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeffrey M. Richardson/Released)

                        ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 20, 2008) An Aviation Boatswain's Mate directs a French F-2 Rafale to a catapult during combined French and American carrier qualifications aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). This event marks the first integrated U.S. and French carrier qualifications aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise "Operation Brimstone" off the Atlantic coast until the end of July. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released)

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                        • #13
                          July 25, 2008 - All photos courtesy of U.S. Air Force

                          July 17 airpower summary: A-10s fire multiple weapons - An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft moves into position to receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission over Afghanistan. A-10s are highly accurate weapons-delivery plateforms. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway)

                          Female pioneers of military aviation gather at McChord - Dorothy Olsen meets with Capt. Jammie Jamieson during the July 20 airshow at McChord Air Force Base, Wash. Captain Jamieson, currently stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, is the mobility flight commander for the 525th Fighter Squadron. She is the first operational and combat-ready female F-22 Raptor pilot. Ms. Olsen is a former member of the a former Women Airforce Service Pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Eric Burks)

                          The Battle of Okinawa memorial - Peace Prayer Park, located in Itoman City, Japan, has 94 wall segments dedicated to Americans and Europeans who died during the Battle of Okinawa more than 60 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Rey Ramon)

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                          • #14
                            July 25, 2008 - All photos courtesy of Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System

                            Al Sadr Yusifiyah, IQ - U.S. Soldiers walk back to their patrol base after a long morning of searching for weapon caches during the day's air assault mission that the 101st Airborne Division, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment conducted in Al Sadr Yusifiyah, Iraq on July 13, 2008. (Photographer: Spc. Richard Del Vecchio, Joint Combat Camera Center Iraq)

                            CAMP TAJI, IQ - Pfc. Corey Payne, a Jackson, N.C., native, maintains security while on a patrol in the Taji Qada, northwest of Baghdad, July 21, 2008. The purpose of the patrol was to find ways to assist in establishing essential services for many of the area shop owners in the area. Payne 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. (Photographer: Sgt. Brad Willeford)

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