A sailor from the cargo ship Pascha is hoisted aboard an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter June 26 on the Atlantic Ocean. The sailor was experiencing severe abdominal pain, requiring immediate medical evacuation. The HH-60G is from the 56th Rescue Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. Two additional U.S. Air Force aircraft, a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing and a MC-130P Combat Shadow from the 352nd Special Operations Group, both from RAF Mildenhall, England, supported the operation for refueling and communication purposes. A Nimrod, search and rescue aircraft, from the United Kingdom also played a critical role in the operation, providing real-time communication and coordination between the ship and aircraft. The patient was delivered to an awaiting ambulance in Shannon, Ireland, and is in stable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jay Reinschi)
The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, known as "America's Tall Ship," sails past Fort Sumter as it departs Charleston, S.C., Monday afternoon, June 26, 2009, to continue its participation in Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge 2009. The Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge 2009 is a trek around the North Atlantic Ocean of more than 7,000 nautical miles following the traditional route taken by sailing ships of the past. Eagle is an 1800-ton steel hull, three-masted sailing ship with more than 21,000 square-feet of sail and more than five miles of rigging. The 295-foot Eagle is the only active commissioned sailing vessel in the U.S. military service and is home ported at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. Coast Guard photo/ PA1 Bobby Nash.
PACIFIC OCEAN (June 27, 2009) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Eric Brown stands safety watch aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) during live-fire exercises off the coast of Chile as part of the Chilean-hosted naval exercise Teamwork South 2009. Kauffman is on a four-month deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean as part of Southern Seas 2009, supporting the U.S. Southern Command Partnership of the Americas. Southern Seas focuses on conducting military-to-military engagements and theater security cooperation engagements to enhance relationships with partner nations in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Shelander/Released)
U.S. Soldiers from Charley Battery, 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery stand in formation during the handover ceremony of Combat Outpost Mullalah, in Iraq's Diayala province. COP Mullalah was turned over to the Iraqi Army's 4th Battalion, 20th Brigade, June 25. Photo by Sgt. Edwin Bridges, Joint Combat Camera Center Iraq.
Airman 1st Class Mathew Kindoll and Staff Sgt. Christopher McFefries take a challenge in Level A suits during the 2009 Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Challenge June 22 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The CBRN Challenge consisted of six teams going head to head in six different scenarios. Airman Kindoll is assigned to the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron, and Sergeant McFefries is assigned to the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Otero)
SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 28, 2009) The guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) fires its 5-inch gun at a ship-deployed surface target as the Royal Malaysian Navy ships KD Lekir, KD Handalan and KD Sri Indera Sakti and the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) maneuver in formation during a surface gunnery exercise, part of the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2009. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early/Released)
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National police officers assigned to the 3rd NP Brigade, 1st NP Division and Paratroopers assigned to K Troop, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, load a CH-47 Chinook helicopter following the completion of an air assault clearance operation dubbed "Operation Winged Lion II," June 26, in the Ma'dain region, located outside of eastern Baghdad. More than 240 Iraqi and American personnel conducted the Iraqi-led operation in order to deny enemy movement into the city, collect intelligence and search for weapons caches in the region. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea
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SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 26, 2009) U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, and Malaysian Army soldiers from the 9th Royal Malay Regiment arrive at the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) after participating in jungle survival training with members of the Malaysian Army 8th Royal Ranger Regiment. The training was part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2009. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Rodriguez/Released)
Part of the shipment of counterfeit goods seized by CBP officers at the Newark, N.J. seaport. CBP Photo.
Newark, N.J. — Customs and Border Protection officers at the Newark, N.J. seaport this week seized several shipments of counterfeit goods that had an appraised value of more than $1.6 million, and a retail value of over $10 million.
Six shipments, which arrived on Monday and Tuesday in separate containers from China, were selected for examination for possible trademark violations. The merchandise ranged from Nike’s Air Jordan and Air Force One sneakers to high-end handbags from Coach, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and Dolce & Gabanna. Other items seized were Gucci shoes and belts.
The merchandise, which violates intellectual property rights regulations, where manifested as paper boxes, stuffed bears, acrylic rugs and furniture. The cargo was destined for several locations in the New York, South Carolina and Georgia.
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The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sledge, Coast Guard 25-foot response boat crews, Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife boat crews and Water Witch Fire Company boat crews all conduct routine safety patrols to ensure boaters are staying safe on the water during Canal Days in Chesapeake City, Md., Saturday, June 27, 2009. The Coast Guard and partner agencies are out in support of Operation Dry Water to raise the awareness of Boating Under the Influence consequences in order to reduce the number of alcohol-related accidents and fatalities. (Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandyn Hill)