F-16 Fighting Falcons, like the one shown here, fly nearly all of the Air National Guard air sovereignty alert missions in the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson)
An Iraqi man brings his children to a medical clinic set up by the Ministry of Health in Shuzayf, Iraq, on April 23, 2009. Iraqi medical personnel from the Ministry of Health are providing free medical care and consultations to the residents of Shuzayf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter J. Pels /Released)
Iraqis work at the Abu Al Falus Port in Umm Quasr, expanding the port in Basra, Iraq, on April 20,2009. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Karah Cohen/Released)
ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 23, 2009)
A Sailor assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) uses a communications line while standing an aft lookout watch.
Mesa Verde is participating in the 50th iteration the UNITAS Gold exercise.
The two-week exercise includes realistic scenario-driven training opportunities such as live-fire exercises, shipboard operations, maritime interdiction operations and special warfare involving the nations of Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Germany, Canada, Ecuador, Argentina and Chile.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Patrick Grieco/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 29, 2009) The color guard parades the colors during a memorial service for Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Gatlin Green on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Green, a native of York, Pa., died while performing a routine procedure on a Stennis catapult system after the ship pulled into Changi Naval Base, Singapore, April 24.
YOKOSUKA, Japan (April 21, 2009) Lt. j.g. Jeffery Hanson, damage control assistant aboard the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), demonstrates proper hose handling techniques to the flight deck fire party that conducts helicopter crash and salvage training in preparation for upcoming flight deck certification. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew D. Jordan/Released)
Professor John Ferris will present the 2009 Schorreck Memorial Lecture: “Pearl Harbor Revisited: A Case of Anglo-American Intelligence Failure and Japanese Deception” (May 15, National Cryptologic Museum, Fort Meade)
The Center for Cryptologic History (CCH) is pleased to announce the 2009 Henry F. Schorreck Memorial Lecture will be presented on Friday, May 15, at 2:00 PM at the National Cryptologic Museum. Dr. John Ferris will speak on “Pearl Harbor Revisited: A Case of Anglo-American Intelligence Failure and Japanese Deception.”
Dr. Ferris, a professor at the University of Calgary, is the author of numerous books and articles about military and cryptologic history, and has presented papers several times at the biennial symposiums on cryptologic history sponsored by CCH. Dr. Ferris is also the 2009 Historian Scholar in Residence at the National Security Agency (NSA).
Previous Schorreck Memorial Lectures, named in honor of NSA’s longest-serving Historian, have been given by Dr. David Kahn and Professor Christopher Andrew.
The Schorreck Lecture will be at the National Cryptologic Museum and is open to the public at no cost. Seating, however, is limited, so advance registration is required. To register, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need additional information, please call the Center for Cryptologic History at 301-688-2336.
Directions to the Museum are here.
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 22, 2009) Electronics Technician 3rd Class Alvin Carrillo, from San Diego, performs diagnostic checks on the AN/SPN-41 "Bullseye" radar system aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The AN/SPN-41 provides a visual display for pilots to help land safely on the flight deck. John C. Stennis is on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jon Husman/Released)
MANAMA, Bahrain (April 26, 2009) An opening cut by divers around a 16 by 18 foot hole before dry-docking the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) is visible while evaluating the ship.
New Orleans was damaged during a collision with the Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) in the Strait of Hormuz March 20, 2009.
The ship arrived to the Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard dry-dock facility April 25 to repair the damage.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class D. Keith Simmons/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 22, 2009) Rear Adm. Mark Vance, commander, Carrier Strike Group Three, welcomes Senior Col. Do Minh Tuan, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Vietnam People's Armed Forces Air Defense Force, aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 are on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean (U.S. Navy photo byMass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)
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ARABIAN SEA (April 26, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) operates in the Arabian Sea displaying signal flags that read, "IKE, CVN 69, GR8R EACH DAY." The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is underway on a scheduled deployment supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operate in international waters across the globe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rafael Figueroa Medina/Released)
Air crew members and aerial port Airmen work together April 18 to push a pallet of cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster III destined for Afghanistan, from Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan. The crews have been flying three flights from Manas nearly every day in order to deliver needed supplies for the buildup of various bases supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. This C-17 is from the 535th Airlift Squadron at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Phyllis Hanson)
SEAL BEACH NAVAL WEAPONS STATION, Calif. (April 15, 2009) Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCC) assigned to Special Boat Team (SBT) 12 get underway on an 11-meter rigid-hulled inflatable boat for a training exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua T. Rodriguez/Released)
A Humvee patrol from the 532nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron conducts security in the Iraqi village of Bakr April 9 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.)