Sailors assigned to U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. Tenth Fleet, led by Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Conor Adams, participate in Fort Meade’s Army Birthday Run for Resiliency. The joint service run is part of the Army’s 238th birthday celebration. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class.
A Modular Airborne Firefighting System-equipped C-130s from the 302nd Airlift Wing is providing firefighting assistance to civil authorities at the Black Forest fire in El Paso County, CO. June 12, 2013. Army National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Skye A. Robinson.
The Coast Guard Cutter Sapelo and the Royal Netherlands Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel HNLMS Holland search Caribbean Sea waters for bales of contraband jettisoned into the water by three Dominican drug smugglers, who were interdicted and apprehended June 11, 2013, approximately 105 nautical miles south southeast of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Royal Netherlands Navy and Coast Guard crews recovered a total of 20 bales of cocaine weighing 1,517 pounds with and estimated wholesale value of $24 million dollars. Photos provided by Royal Netherlands Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel HNLMS Holland.
Col. Matthew G. Trollinger, the incoming commanding officer of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, receives the MEU battle colors from Maj. Michael N Estes, the outgoing commanding officer of the 11th MEU, as part of a change of command ceremony here, March 28. The passing of the colors symbolizes the passing of accountability, responsibility and well being of a unit from one commanding officer to another. Photo by Lance Cpl. Demetrius Morgan.
An Afghan commando from 2nd Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak instructs other commandos on safely aiming and using an M203 grenade launcher during weapons training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 23, 2013. The commandos, along with their coalition force mentors, review their weapons skills to increase safety, accuracy, and combat effectiveness. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Benjamin Tuck.
U.S. sailors perform maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, March 11, 2013. The Stennis Carrier Strike Group is conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. The hornet is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 97. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Marco Villasana.
Hagel’s First Day New Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses Pentagon employees and service members during an all-hands call on Hagel’s first day at the Pentagon, Feb. 27, 2013. Hagel earlier took the oath of office to serve as the 24th secretary. DOD photoby U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley.
U.S. soldiers provide overwatch security using the optic lenses on their weapons during the first district leaders’ shura in Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2013. The soldiers and snipers are assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann.
A coalition force member maintains security during a movement to establish a temporary patrol base with Afghan special forces in Herat province, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2013. Coalition force members and Afghan special forces teams conducted satellite patrols from a temporary patrol base to lure insurgents out of hiding. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau.
Paratroopers prepare to hook up an M119A2 105mm howitzer to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during air assault training on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013. The paratroopers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
An amphibious assault vehicle from Company A., Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, climbs on to a beach during an amphibious assault for exercise Cobra Gold 2013 here, Feb. 14. Cobra Gold is an annual exercise that includes numerous multilateral events ranging from amphibious assaults to non-combatant evacuation operations. The training aims to improve interoperability between the United States, the Kingdom of Thailand, and many other participating countries. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region. Photo by Lance Cpl. Codey Underwood.
Senior Airman Thomas Hooten, 51st Maintenance Squadron maintainer, guides an F-16 Flying Falcon during operational readiness exercise, Beverly Bulldog 13-02, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 14, 2013. During OREs, airmen highlight their ability to position, employ, and sustain forces and showcase operational readiness. BB 13-02 is the second ORE of the 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Siekert.
Soldiers from the Florida National Guard’s 2-111th Aviation Operations Battalion load equipment onto a Mississippi National Guard C-17 Globemaster for air transport to Fort Pickett, Va., Feb. 13, 2013. The battalion is conducting annual training in support of Exercise Southbound Trooper, a joint, multinational exercise with Canada. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Blair Heusdens.
U.S. Army Pvt. Joseph Arruda with the Massachusetts National Guard’s Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 182nd Infantry Regiment cuts a fallen tree to clear a road in Plymouth, Mass., Feb. 11, 2013. Massachusetts National Guardsmen were activated to assist local authorities with cleanup efforts after Winter Storm Nemo. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Steven Eaton.
NORFOLK (Feb. 7, 2013) Friends and family members of Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) arrive to see the ship get underway. Barry is departing Naval Station Norfolk for a ballistic missile defense deployment and to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott.
130125-N-MO201-034 SOUDA BAY, Greece (Jan. 25, 2013) The guided-missile frigate USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) arrives for a scheduled port visit. Robert G. Bradley is homeported in Mayport, Fla. and is deployed conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley.
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 9, 2013) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wild Cards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 transports supplies during a vertical replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humpreys (T-AO 188) and the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the flagship of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Viramontes.