HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Jan. 25, 2009) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 place dirt into Hescoe protective barriers utilizing an up-armored excavator at a forward operating base.
NMCB-7 is deployed to Afghanistan to provide contingency construction support to Alliance forces supporting NATO International Security Assistance Forces.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael B. Lavender/Released)
Aircrews from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., and Boeing employees offload the Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft from a C-5 Galaxy Jan. 21 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
The equipment is part of the Atlas 5 rocket mission set to launch March 9.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Chris Hennion)
Iraq Brig. Gen. Ali Ibraheem Dabown and U.S. paratroopers hand out wool blankets to an Iraqi women during a humanitarian drive in the New Baghdad district of eastern Baghdad, Jan. 26, 2009.
More than 500 Wool blankets, along with children’s clothing and toys were distributed to citizens.
The U.S. paratroopers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.
U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Benjamin Balazs
PEARL HARBOR (Jan. 29, 2009) A Sailor stands at parade rest as the fast-attack submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698) is assisted to a pier at Naval Station Pearl Harbor.
Bremerton is returning from a six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Clark/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA (Jan. 29, 2009) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Kevin Harris, from Drew, Miss., stands watch on the helm aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).
Essex is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed U.S. expeditionary strike group and serves as the flagship for Combined Task Force 76, the Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious force commander.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardelito Gervacio/Release)
Alaska Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Harry Alexie runs 10 sled dogs on an 18-mile practice run near two-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey’s ‘Comeback Kennel’ training facility in Fairbanks, Alaska, Jan. 30, 2009.
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Paizley Ramsey
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U.S. Marines participate in physical training on the last day of a corporals course on Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Jan. 29, 2008.
The Marines are assigned to 9th Provisional Security Forces, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.
The goal of the two-week course is developing the leadership skills of the corporals.
U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph L. Swafford Jr.
U.S. Army Capt. Brian Sweigart discusses the best plan of action for searching an Istaqlal Qada neighborhood with an Iraqi police officer during a combined patrol northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2009, to secure the community before the upcoming provincial elections.
Sweigart commands the 25th Infantry Division’s Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team.
U.S. Army photo by Brad Willeford
U.S. Army soldiers drive toward Afghanistan’s Salang tunnel in the Hindu Kush Mountain range to check on security, Jan. 30, 2009.
The soldiers are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division’s Company A, 101st Division Special Troop Battalion.
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Scott Davis
DEERFIELD, Ill. (Jan. 21, 2009) Chicago Bulls center-forward Joakim Noah signs autographs for a group of Chicago-area recruits at the Chicago Bulls Berto Center practice facility.
The 30 recruits were part of an enlistment swearing-in ceremony at the center marking a new partnership between Recruit Training Command and the Chicago Bulls.
The Chicago Bulls division will train for eight weeks at Recruit Training Command at Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill., the Navy’s only boot camp, before joining Navy schools and commands around the world.
(U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)
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DILI, Timor-Leste (Jan. 26, 2009) Lt. j.g. Kristina Rohlin, from Russell, Pa., assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82), checks the size of a shirt before giving it to a girl at the Missionary Dominican Sisters of the Rosary orphanage in Dili, Timor-Leste.
Lassen arrived in Dili Jan. 26 for a scheduled port visit and will engage in goodwill activities with the people of Timor-Leste.
Lassen is assigned to Destroyer Squadron 15 and is forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Charles Oki/Released)
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TAMPA, Fla. – Boat crews from Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg, Fla., patrol a security zone in the Garrison Channel near the Tampa Convention Center Jan. 29.
Crews from more than 10 federal and local law-enforcement agencies are patrolling the security zone to ensure safety for the upcoming Super Bowl XLIII.
(U.S. Coast Guard photo/PA3 Rob Simpson)
GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 23, 2009) Members of a visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) ride through a wave while conducting a training exercise with the British Royal Navy frigate HMS Portland (F 79).
Mahan is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, a multinational task force conducting counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Red Seat.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John K. Hamilton/Released)
Crews from the 552nd Air Control Wing de-ice an E-4 Sentry on the flight line at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.
The crews also had to clear the runways so they were suitable to use.
(U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Kinder Blacke)