Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 execute a reconnaissance patrol during a field training exercise, March 20, at Camp Shelby, Miss. The exercise provides a robust training environment where Seabee forces plan and execute multiple mission essential tasks prior to deployment. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ernesto Hernandez Fonte.
GULFPORT, Miss (Feb. 10, 2012) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 Oscar Company, participate in a force march readiness exercise in mission oriented protective posture gear. NMCB-74 will conduct more exercises like this to ensure proficiency and confidence in their equipment prior to the battalion's upcoming field exercise in March. U.S. Navy photo by Builder 3rd Class Woodman Fleurizard.
Soldiers of Headquarters Company, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, the 27th Special Troops Battalion and the 427th Brigade Support Battalion, stand in formation during ceremonies held here in Syracuse, on Jan. 29, to mark their mobilization. The soldiers will deploy to Camp Shelby, Miss., for post-mobilization and deployment to Kuwait and other locations. Courtesy Photo.
U.S. Soldiers from 1-125th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (37th IBCT) practice medical evacuation during training at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss., Nov. 11, 2011. The 37th IBCT is deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. DoD photo by Sgt. Kimberly Lamb, U.S. Army.
A C-17 Globemaster III pilot runs through pre-flight checklists during an operational readiness evaluation Oct. 26, 2011, in Gulfport, Miss. Airmen from the 437th Airlift Wing participated in the ORE, which was intended to evaluate mission effectiveness. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Clay Lancaster.
U.S. Army Sgt. Scott A. Estep, left, feeds ammunition to Spc. Wauneekia A. Arnholter, a gunner, both assigned to Echo Company, 237th Brigade Support Battalion, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, during M2 .50-caliber weapon training at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss., Sept. 26, 2011. The brigade was scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. DoD photo by Spc. Kimberly Lamb, U.S. Army.
A crane operator from the 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, de-ices a C-5 Galaxy, Dec. 7, 2010. The C-5 is from the Mississippi Air National Guard. Aircraft de-icing is a process in which liquid solutions are sprayed onto an aircraft during the winter's chill to both defrost and prevent future precipitation from freezing. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brea Miller.
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (Oct. 25, 2010) Navy SEALs conduct immediate action drills at the John C. Stennis Space Center. The drills are a part of the SEALs pre-deployment training. Navy SEALs are the maritime component of U.S. Special Operations Command and are trained to conduct a variety of operations from the sea, air and land.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Scorza/Released)
U.S. Navy Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 train on security sweeps during reception, staging, onward movement and integration training in Gulfport, Miss., Oct. 4, 2010. The training was intended to enhance the battalion's combat skills in preparation for a field training exercise at Camp Shelby, Miss. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan G. Wilber, U.S. Navy/Released)
Master Sgt. Vince Burden logs the dropsonde serial number onboard a WC-130J Super Hercules over the Atlantic Ocean while tracking tropical storms Sept. 17, 2010. The dropsonde is a GPS instrument that measures weather data and relays it back to the aircraft. Sergeant Burden is a loadmaster with the Air Force Reserve Command's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael B. Keller)
GULFPORT, Miss. (Aug. 4, 2010) Equipment Operator Constructionman Apprentice Jon Sanders, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, proposes to his girlfriend during a homecoming celebration at Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport. NMCB-133 returned from a five-month deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Demetrius Kennon/Released)
A Hurricane Hunter crew from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss, loads a WC-130J Hercules aircraft for a late night mission into Hurricane Alex June 29, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jack Braden)
BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. (July 1, 2010) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus tours waters off the coast of Alabama to observe oil skimming operations. Mabus is on a five-day visit to the Gulf Coast to assess the area to develop a long-term restoration plan for the region. He will meet with state and local officials in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released)
Members of the Louisiana and Florida National Guards prepare to hook a sling attached to an empty fuel tank up to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at Southwest Pass just off the coast of Venice, La., June 7, 2010. The Louisiana National Guard’s 1023rd Vertical Engineer Co. completed construction of a Tiger Dam water diversion system on Southwest Pass in an effort to keep oil from reaching inland. Louisiana National Guard photo by Army Sgt. Michael L. Owens
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