Father And Son Meet In Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Army Spc. Kevin Leaman (left), a vehicle maintainer with the Fourth Infantry Division, poses for a photo with his dad, Tech. Sgt. Thomas Leaman (right), the fuels mobility support equipment shop non-commissioned officer in charge of the 455th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron. Sergeant Leaman is an Air Force Reservist deployed from the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Specialist Leaman is deployed from Fort Carson, Colo. (Courtesy photo)

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Black Aces Launch

PERSIAN GULF (Nov. 29, 2009) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Phillip Wagner Jr./Released)

Afghanistan Snow Storm

U.S. Army Maxxpro Mine Resistance Ambush Protected Vehicles from 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, are covered with snow while parked in front of the battalion headquarters at Forward Operation Base Airborne, Afghanistan during a snow storm on Nov. 25, 2009. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Teddy Wade/Released)

Counter Piracy Team


Nov. 24, 2009

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team of the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) practice boarding techniques from one the ship’s rigid hull inflatable boats.

Chosin is the flagship for Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) 151, a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brandon Raile/Released)

Ammo Supply

U.S. Army soldiers remove packaging from ammunition they received during a routine aerial re-supply on Combat Outpost Cherkatah, Khowst province, Afghanistan, Nov. 26, 2009. The soldiers are deployed with Company D, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Smith

Bread Run

Marine Gunnery Sgt. John W. Leroy brings back bread from a local bakery at the Balaclava bazaar after a security shura at the governor's office in the Garmsir district, Afghanistan, Nov. 19, 2009. U.S. Marine Corps and Afghan national security force leaders met with the Garmsir district governor to discuss security issues and concerns. Leroy is assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Luis R. Agostini U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Luis R. Agostini

Ancient History

With the help of a tour guide, U.S. Army soldiers explore what is thought to be the biblical home of Abraham among ruins discovered near the Great Ziggurat of Ur close to Contingency Operating Base, Adder, Iraq, Nov. 21, 2009.The Sumerians built the Ziggurat of Ur to honor their moon god, Nanna. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Armored Division's 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army Spc. Shane P.S. Begg

Texas Territory

The Virginia-class submarine USS Texas arrived at its new home port in Naval Station Pearl Harbor during an inner-fleet transfer from Groton Submarine Base, Conn., Nov. 23, 2009. The arrival of Texas to Pearl Harbor will mark the second of the Virginia-class subs to be stationed in the Pacific, following the historic arrival of USS Hawaii in July. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Josh Thompson

ACC Commander Visits Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Captain Bruce Osborn (right), an operations officer with the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron, talks about the planned expansion of a cargo yard to General William Fraser III (left), Air Combat Command commander. General Fraser met with organizations around Bagram to listen and talk with servicemembers learning how their efforts are making a difference in Operation Enduring Freedom. Captain Osborn is originally from Stillwater, Okla., and is deployed from Vance Air Force Base, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Susan Tracy)

Replenishment Break Away

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 19, 2009) USS George Washington (CVN 73) breaks away from Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) after a replenishment at sea. George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, is currently underway supporting security and stability in the Western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Rachel N. Hatch/RELEASED)

Stryker Sunset

U.S. soldiers dismount a Stryker armored vehicle near the village of Zakuzi in Zabul province, Afghanistan, Nov. 18, 2009. Company C is conducting counterinsurgency operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company C, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez

Helicopter Delivery

Helicopter Delivery

GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 12, 2009) Two MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 transfers supplies from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE-10) during a replenishment at sea with the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as the guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) cruises into position. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Phillip Wagner Jr./Released)

Stennis Scrub Down

U.S. sailors scrub down the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 20, 2009. The Stennis is returning to homeport in San Diego after completing a sustainment exercise off the coast of Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate

Flying Command Center

The E-4B is the national airborne operations center based at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., and supports the president, secretary of defense and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The alert crew is composed of 21 joint-service battle staff personnel along with an Air Force aircrew, maintenance, security and communications personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lance Cheung)

Mine Counter-measures Exercises

CHINHAE, U.S. 7th Fleet (Nov. 21, 2009) - Mine counter-measures ships USS Guardian (MCM 5) and USS Patriot (MCM 7) are moored in the port of Chinhae for Exercise Clear Horizon. Clear Horizon, an annual exercise conducted with the Republic of Korea Navy, is one of the largest, international, mine counter-measures exercises in the world. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Richard Doolin)

Arghandab Donkey

Arghandab Donkey

An Afghan man and boy travel the streets while U.S. Army soldiers conduct a patrol in Arghandab, Afghanistan, Nov. 7, 2009. The soldiers are assigned to 2nd Infantry Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Francisco V. Govea II

Fall Into Line

A line of C-130 Hercules taxi during a Mobility Air Forces Exercise on Nov. 18, 2009, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Approximately 40 C-17 Globemaster IIIs and C-130s from Air Force bases around the U. S. flew about 400 Soldiers from Fort Bragg, N.C., for airdrops on the Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephanie Rubi)

Expedition Icebreaker

BEAUFORT SEA (Nov. 20, 2009) An international research expedition being conducted in the Beaufort Sea aboard the Coast Guard heavy icebreaker ship Polar Sea (WAGB 11) organized and led Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)‚ Marine Biogeochemistry section. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Released)

Water Watch

U.S. Army Sgt. Edward Edra, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, pulls security as joint forces conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony for a recently-completed water network project in the Mahkmur District of Iraq, Nov. 19. Photo by Spc. Ali Hargis, Joint Combat Camera Center-Iraq.

New NATO Mission

U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan and International Security Assistance Forces, watches the dipping of the NATO flag, symbolizing the activation of NATO Training Mission Afghanistan during a ceremony on Camp Eggers in Kabul, Nov. 21, 2009. U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Mobley

Kandahar Route

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Halsing and Pfc. Zac Sayed prepare explosives to remove part of a wall blocking a route in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Nov. 17, 2009. The soldiers, assigned to the 62nd Engineer Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, are clearing routes across southern Afghanistan to search and remove any improvised explosive devices found along their routes. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. David Hauk

Manas Airmen Donate Necessities To Hospital, School In Kyrgyzstan

Manas Airmen Donate Necessities To Hospital, School In Kyrgyzstan

Airman 1st Class Kevin Kotrola stacks mattresses at the Bishkek Center for Mental Health Oct. 31, 2009, at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Airmen stationed at the Transit Center at Manas delivered 300 mattresses and 240 bed frames to the needy hospital. Airman Kotrola is a 376th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance technician deployed from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. He is originally from San Antonio. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Steele C. G. Britton)