The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) maneuvers alongside the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) during a coordinated tended mooring and theater security cooperation port visit. Louisville is on a deployment to the western Pacific region while Emory S. Land is on an extended deployment to western Pacific region serving as the U.S. 7th Fleet's lead afloat fleet maintenance activity from the ship's permanent homeport at Diego Garcia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Samuel Souvannason.
MANILA, Republic of the Philippines (March 23, 2012) Ensign Maria Veloria looks through binoculars in the pilothouse aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) as the ship arrives in Manila for a port visit. Blue Ridge and embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff Sailors and Marines will strengthen ties between the two countries through community service events, combined military training and cultural exchanges during the port visit. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexandra Arroyo.
Herschel Walker, left, checks out the view from the back of a CV-22 Osprey with Master Sgt. Joseph Levine near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 22, 2012. Walker visited the base to speak about resiliency and the importance of asking for help. He spoke twice to Eglin AFB service members about his life, career, and the emotional and mental struggles he encountered throughout. Levine is a flight engineer with the 413th Flight Test Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Gen. Eduardo Villas Boas, commander of the Amazon Regional Command, in Manaus, Brazil, March 28, 2012. Dempsey was there to visit one of the many jungle training centers in the Amazon Basin. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt Sun L. Vega.
Chief Boatswain’s Mate Justin House, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), gives the order to heave a line to dock a fueling hose assembly into the ship’s receiving unit during a refueling at sea with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary support tanker RFA Orangeleaf. Forrest Sherman is underway engaged in flag officer sea training, which determines the ship’s operational readiness for multiple battle situations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katerine Noll.
Abdul Rahman Mangal, Paktya Province deputy governor, identifies Chamkani District on a map, during a government outreach mission in Paktya Province, Feb 1. The deputy governor presented a district map to Said Mohammad, Chamkani sub-governor, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly remodeled Chamkani district center. U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt Cammie Quinn, PRT Paktya public affairs office.
Members of the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team arrive at Kandahar University to deliver engineering training equipment in Kandahar, Afghanistan, March 24, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Chacon.
Soldiers gather just before midnight to load bags onto a truck on Fort Bragg, N.C,, March 20, 2012, and to work out last-minute logistics issues before deploying to Afghanistan. The soldiers are paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod.
Sailors man the rails as the guided-missle destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG77) departs for a deployment to the western Pacific region. O'Kane is deploying under the Middle Pacific Surface Combatant (MPSC) deployment concept, in which Pearl Harbor-based ships deploy in support of operations primarily in the western Pacific region under Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth.
The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) is underway with the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group in the Atlantic Ocean. Enterprise is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Harry Andrew D. Gordon.
U.S. sailors tie down a refueling probe aboard the USS Bunker Hill during an underway replenishment with the USNS Bridge in the Arabian Sea, March 16, 2012. Bunker Hill is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security operation efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Grandin.
ARABIAN GULF (March 22, 2012) Sailors assigned to the Saberhawks of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 perform maintenance on the rotors of two MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Benjamin T. Liston.
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Evan Frickey, a dog handler with 3rd Marine Regiment, plays with Cookie, an improvised explosive device detection dog, while providing security at the Safar School compound, Garmsir district, Afghanistan, on March 18, 2012. DoD photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder, U.S. Marine Corps.
ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 21, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) participate in an replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). Enterprise, Vicksburg, Porter, and Supply are deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel J. Meshel.