Future USS New York Sets Sail For The Big Apple

Future USS New York Sets Sail For The Big Apple

NORFOLK (Oct. 22, 2009) The amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New York (LPD 21) arrives at her home port of Naval Station Norfolk for the first time. New York is the fifth of nine San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ships, but first to be named after a state instead of a city in remembrance of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The ship has 7.5 tons of World Trade Center steel in her bow and is scheduled for commissioning on Nov. 7, 2009. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julie R. Matyascik/Released)

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Airmen Take Steps To Boost Kyrgyz Economy

Airmen Take Steps To Boost Kyrgyz Economy

Master Sgt. John Shoulars passes crates of garlic during the delivery of the first set of local farm products Oct. 27, 2009, to the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. The delivery, which consisted of fresh fruits, vegetables and bakery products, was part of the efforts Airmen here are making to support more local businesses. Sergeant Shoulars is the sustainment flight chief for the 376th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Chief Master Sgt. James Dowell)

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Connecting A Fuel Probe During An Underway Replenishment


SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 30, 2009) An underway replenishment detail aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) connects a fuel probe during an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194). Denver is the lead ship of the Denver Amphibious Ready Group conducting a fall patrol in the western Pacific Ocean along with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit 31st MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey H. Kyhl/Released)

Full Boat

Full Boat

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Christian Wallace manuevers a cutter's small boat as part of a demonstration for a group of Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp in the Gulf of Mexico, Oct. 20, 2009. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann

Combat Promotion

Combat Promotion

KUNAR Province, Afghanistan (Oct. 30, 2009) Cmdr. Leonard Remias, left, commander of Provincial Reconstruction Team-Kunar, reads the promotion orders for Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Darsean M. Sharpe to petty officer 2nd class. Sharpe, a native of Atlanta, earned a combat promotion for his outstanding support to the Provincial Reconstruction Team while under austere conditions and hostile fire. Sharpe competed for two quotas against all eligible U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Sailors for a Combat Meritorious Advancement Program promotion to the grade of E-5. (Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Boisvert/Released)

Walled Walk

Walled Walk

U.S. Marines conduct a security patrol through the Nawa district in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2009. The Marines, assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, are conducting security patrols to decrease insurgent activity and gain the trust of the Afghan people. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Artur Shvartsberg

Stallion Approach

Stallion Approach

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Solomon Michel directs a Marine Corps CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter as it approaches the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry during landing qualifications in the South China Sea, Oct. 29, 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl

Reserve Command General Delivers Latest C-17

Reserve Command General Delivers Latest C-17

Master Sgt. Michael Lang inspects the inside of the newest C-17 Globemaster III to be delivered Oct. 28, 2009, at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner Jr., the commander of Air Force Reserve Command, accompanied by an all-Reserve crew from the 317th Airlift Squadron presented a ceremonial key to Col. Steven Chapman, the 315th Airlift Wing commander, on the flightline here, commemorating the Air Force receiving the 190th C-17 and the 58th aircraft at Charleston AFB. Sergeant Lang is a 317th Airlift Squadron loadmaster. (U.S. Air Force photo/Debra Baldwin)

Establishing Communications During A Refueling At Sea

Establishing Communications During A Refueling At Sea

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 29, 2009) Gunner's Mate Seaman Thomas Chapman, from Abeline, Texas, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46), prepares to fire a shot line across to the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) to establish communications during a refueling at sea. Tortuga is part of the Denver Amphibious Ready Group conducting a fall patrol with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Geronimo Aquino/Released)

One Airman’s Trash Is Other Airman’s Training Aid

One Airman's Trash Is Other Airman's Training Aid

Master Sgt. Dellet Weaver (left) and Master Sgt. Marty Smith discuss how to remove the wing from a C-130 Hercules Oct. 27, 2009, at Sather Air Base, Iraq.

The aircraft is believed to have been destroyed years ago after it crashed short of a runway outside the wire, without casualties.

Several American and Iraqi airmen are working together to salvage parts for use as hands-on training aids for Iraqi aircraft maintainers at New Al Muthana Air Base.

Sergeant Weaver is the production superintendent for aircraft maintenance advisers assigned to the 321st Air Expeditionary Advisory Group. He is deployed from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. and hails from Grafton, W.Va.

Sergeant Smith is the assistant fire chief assigned to the 447th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron and is deployed from the 132nd Fighter Wing of the Iowa Air National Guard. He is a native of Ankeny, Iowa.

(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Johnny L. Saldivar)

Recommended Holiday Mailing Guidelines

Recommended Holiday Mailing Guidelines

Air Force Staff Sgt. Shervon Greenhow helps to sort mail at the Air Force mail center on Camp Cunningham, Afghanistan, Oct. 22, 2009. U.S. Postal Service officials have announced recommended deadlines for sending holiday mail bound for servicemembers overseas. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Felicia Juenke

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Straits Of Malacca

Straits Of Malacca

PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 25, 2009) Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Mario M. Evans stands watch at a .50-caliber machine gun station aboard the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) during a transit of the Straits of Malacca. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian A. Stone/Released)

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Field Watch

Field Watch

U.S. Marine Cpl. Piet provides security as a herd of goats pass through the Nawa District, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 19, 2009. Piet is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Freddy G. Cantu

Ares I-X Test Rocket Launched

Ares I-X Test Rocket Launched

The stars and stripes on the American flag reflect NASA's commitment to teamwork as the Constellation Program's Ares I-X test rocket roars off Launch Complex 39B Oct. 28, 2009, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (NASA photo/Jim Grossmann)

Kirkuk Ceremony Marks Transfer Of Navigational Aids To Iraqi Air Force

Kirkuk Ceremony Marks Transfer Of Navigational Aids To Iraqi Air Force

Runway approach lights, along with a digital airport surveillance radar system, various navigational aids and other equipment, were part of the suite of equipment officially turned over to the Iraqi air force during a ceremony Oct. 26, 2009, at Kirkuk Air Base. The Electronic Systems Center, headquartered at Hanscom AFB, Mass., provided the equipment via foreign military sales procedures. (Courtesy photo)

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Sailors march across the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) to man the rails as George Washington enters Kowloon Bay for a port visit to Hong Kong. George Washington Sailors will conduct 12 different community service projects designed to give something back to their host city during their visit. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Marcos Vazquez (Released)

Joint Missile Defense Intercept Test

Joint Missile Defense Intercept TestPACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 28, 2009)

A Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) is launched from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Myoko (DDG 175) in a joint missile defense intercept test with the Missile Defense Agency in the Pacific Ocean.

The SM-3 successfully intercepted a medium-range target that had been launched minutes earlier from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii.

Myoko’s crew detected and tracked the target, developed a fire control solution, then launched the SM-3.

(U.S. Navy photo Courtesy of the Missile Defense Agency/Released)

NAVEUR-NAVAF Sailors Arrive In Israel For Juniper Cobra 2010

NAVEUR-NAVAF Sailors Arrive In Israel For Juniper Cobra 2010

TEL AVIV, Israel (Oct. 22, 2009) Rear Adm. John Richardson, director of Naval Forces Europe-Africa, U.S. 6th Fleet, speaks to reporters with Brig. Gen. Doron Gavish, commander of the Israeli Air Defense Corps, during a press conference for the biennial exercise Juniper Cobra 10. Juniper Cobra is designed to test the active missile-defense capabilities of both armed forces. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Dan Meyers/Released) oto by Maj. Dan Meyers/Released)

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