SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany: A 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron avionics craftsman rekeys the avionics systems of an F-16 Fighting Falcon here March 18 that will depart in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn. Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn is the U.S. Africa Command task force established to provide operational and tactical command and control of U.S. military forces supporting the international response to the unrest in Libya and enforcement of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1973. UNSCR 1973 authorizes all necessary measures to protect civilians in Libya under threat of attack by Qadhafi regime forces. JTF Odyssey Dawn is commanded by U.S. Navy Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, III. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)
PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Mai Deen, an Afghan National Army generator maintainer, examines a damaged truck engine with U.S. Army Sgt. Troy A. Boutin, generator shop non-commissioned officer in charge with Company B, 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and native of Milledgeville, Ill., at Forward Operating Base Boris March 14. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)
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March 4th 2011, U.S. Airmen from the 435th Air Mobility Squadron out of Ramstein Air Base unload blankets, tarps and water containers provided by US Aid at Djerba Zarzis Airport in Tunisia. The U.S. Government is working intensely with the International community to meet the humanitarian needs of the Lybian people and others in the country who fled across the borders. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Stephens.
Members of the 353rd Special Operations Group drive forklifts carrying pallets of freshwater to be loaded onto Japan Ground Self-Defense Force trucks March 20, 2011, at Sendai Airport, Japan. Airmen from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron manage the airfield with the help of the 353rd SOG, Marines, JGSDF and other Japanese agencies. Sendai Airport has become a main hub for bringing humanitarian aid to those affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse)
More than 100 U.S. sailors, Marines and civilians throughout Navy Region Northwest work with their Army and Air Force counterparts, other agencies and volunteers from the USO and American Red Cross in Seattle, March 21, 2011. Teams are providing assistance to the more than 120 family members who arrived in Seattle from Japan as part of Operation Tomodachi. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Lockwood.
Passengers of a DC-10 military-chartered flight arriving from Japan de-board March 22, 2011, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Service members, family members and civil service employees voluntarily left Japan in efforts to assist and expedite recovery efforts in the country by reducing the demand for food, water, fuel and electricity during this national emergency while hundreds of thousands of Japanese citizens remain displaced. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Michael Battles)
An AV-8B Harrier jump jet returns to USS Kearsarge for fuel and ammunition resupply in support of Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn, March 20, 2011. The jet is from the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Coalition forces launched the operation to enforce U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973, which protects the Libyan people from their ruler. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Michael S. Lockett
Sailors and members of the Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station clear ice from the hatch of the USS Connecticut as it surfaces above the ice in the Arctic Ocean, March 19, 2011. The submarine and crew are participating in Ice Exercise 2011, which tests submarine operations in the Arctic. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien.
Spanish F-18 Fighters refuel on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, March 22, 2011. These aircraft are part of Task Force Odyssey Dawn, the U.S. Africa Command task force to provide operational and tactical command and control of U.S. military forces supporting the international response to the unrest in Libya. Photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Stephens.
Japan Air Self-Defense Force members unload pallets of boron from a C-130 Hercules March 19, 2011, at Hyakuri Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo).
Tech. Sgt. Bryan Felix trains Iraqi army aviation command soldiers to clean M240 machine guns March 17, 2011, at Camp Taji, Iraq. Sergeant Felix is a 721st Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron weapons adviser. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Lake).
Airman 1st Class Jarren Ewing (back) and Senior Airman Stephen Jardine (front) both from the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron take a break during a routine patrol outside Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 17, 2011. Security Forces members visited a village to build a relationship with the Afghan locals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sheila deVera)
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Members of the Fairfax County, Va. Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue head down a flight of stairs to start their operations, searching structures and debris on March 16, 2011 in Ofunato, Japan. A 9.0 Earthquake hit Japan on March 11, 2010 that caused a Tsunami that destroyed anything in its path. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock) (Released)
Staff Sgt. Charles Kirchen directs a forklift toward a C-130 Hercules March 19, 2011, in Hanamaki, Japan. Sergeant Kirchen is assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen)
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Fernando Davis, a platoon sergeant assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Warrior, scans the ridgeline and village below for enemy fighters after taking rocket-propelled grenade and small-arms fire March 15 at Observation Post Savannah. Davis, a Nogales, Ariz., native, and his company have received enemy fire each of the five days they have manned the OP. Photo by Sgt. Cooper Cash.
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Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln man the rails as the ship pulls into San Diego. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group stopped in San Diego on its way home to Everett, Wash., following more than six months deployed in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Seth Clarke.
Liaison officers from coalition countries meet with Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn staff members to discuss command and control of the multi-phase international military operations aboard USS Mount Whitney, March 21, 2011. The task force was established to provide operational and tactical command and control of U.S. military forces supporting the international response to the unrest in Libya and enforcement of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973. photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Viramontes.
U.S. Air Force airmen perform a foreign objects and debris inspection of a taxi-way on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, March 19, 2011, to prepare for the take-off of a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft from the 480th Fighter Squadron in support of Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn. Coalition forces launched the operation to enforce U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973, which protects the Libyan people from their ruler. Photo by Senior Airman Nathanael Callon.
Afghan citizens near the village of Kalach in the Oruzgan province in southern Afghanistan walk down a mountain to meet for a shura to discuss issues affecting the local populace March 7.Photo by Pfc. Simon Lee.
An F-15E Strike Eagle prepares to taxi, March 19, 2011, prior to departing Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. Units from the 48th Fighter Wing are conducting pre-deployment procedures in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lee A. Osberry Jr.)
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U.S. Navy sailors on the mess deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson brace for impact during a general quarters drill in the Arabian Sea, March 12, 2011. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is deployed to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Evans.
Members of the 353rd Special Operations Group off-load and upload new gear March 16, 2011, at Sendai Airport, Japan. The 353rd Special Operations Group is establishing a usable runway at Sendai Airport to help with Japan's earthquake and tsunami relief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen)
SUKUISO, Japan (March 18, 2011) An aerial view of Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force personnel and disaster relief crews searching Sukuiso, Japan for victims of a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan McCord/Released)
Maj. Gen. Kathleen Close, Air Force Material Command Director of Logistics and Sustainment, gets hands-on training from Senior Airman Brennan McGinley on how to operate a K-loader at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 18, 2011. General Close met and talked to deployed Airmen to determine how the comand can better accomplish its supply and sustainment operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sheila deVera)
MISAWA, Japan (March 15, 2011) Sailors assigned to Naval Air Facility Misawa help a Misawa City employee transport salvageable fishing equipment at the Misawa Fishing Port. More than 120 Sailors and Airmen from the air base joined Misawa City workers and members of the community in the relief effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow/Released)
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