Sailors assigned to U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. Tenth Fleet, led by Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Conor Adams, participate in Fort Meade’s Army Birthday Run for Resiliency. The joint service run is part of the Army’s 238th birthday celebration. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class.
The Coast Guard Cutter Sapelo and the Royal Netherlands Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel HNLMS Holland search Caribbean Sea waters for bales of contraband jettisoned into the water by three Dominican drug smugglers, who were interdicted and apprehended June 11, 2013, approximately 105 nautical miles south southeast of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Royal Netherlands Navy and Coast Guard crews recovered a total of 20 bales of cocaine weighing 1,517 pounds with and estimated wholesale value of $24 million dollars. Photos provided by Royal Netherlands Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel HNLMS Holland.
Cpl. Christian A. Brown addresses those in attendance for his Silver Star ceremony after receiving the award May 3, 2013, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Brown deployed with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011 and received the Silver Star for his leadership and courage while in a firefight on December 7, 2011. Photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Whiting.
U.S. sailors handle mooring lines as the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan arrives at the Marathi NATO pier facility for a port visit in Souda Bay, Greece, April 12, 2013. The Mahan, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley.
Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Christopher Cook explains the procedures for the launching of combat rubber raiding craft (CRRC) from the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) to members of the Philippine navy during a tour of the ship’s well deck. Tortuga is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, currently on deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, and is participating in the annual Republic of Philippines-U.S. military blilateral Balikatan 2013 and humanitarian assistance engagement Balikatan 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda S. Kitchner.
An Afghan commando from 2nd Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak instructs other commandos on safely aiming and using an M203 grenade launcher during weapons training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 23, 2013. The commandos, along with their coalition force mentors, review their weapons skills to increase safety, accuracy, and combat effectiveness. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Benjamin Tuck.
U.S. sailors perform maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, March 11, 2013. The Stennis Carrier Strike Group is conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. The hornet is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 97. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Marco Villasana.
Chief Petty Officer Patrick Dewberry braces himself against the rotor wash of a MV-22 Osprey launching from the deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in the Gulf of Thailand on Feb. 19, 2013. The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility and is taking part in Cobra Gold 2013, a Thai-U.S. co-sponsored multinational joint exercise. DoD photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Achterling, U.S. Navy.
U.S. soldiers provide overwatch security using the optic lenses on their weapons during the first district leaders’ shura in Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2013. The soldiers and snipers are assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann.
U.S. Army Reservist Staff Sgt. Ariel F. DeLeon-Ramos recites the oath of re-enlistment for another six years Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Port Shuaiba, Kuwait. DeLeon-Ramos, from San Juan, Puerto Rico, has been in the Army for six years. Deleon-Ramos is currently on his second deployment as the transportation management coordinator noncommissioned officer in charge for the 191st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Michael R. Gault, 191st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.
Soldiers from the Florida National Guard’s 2-111th Aviation Operations Battalion load equipment onto a Mississippi National Guard C-17 Globemaster for air transport to Fort Pickett, Va., Feb. 13, 2013. The battalion is conducting annual training in support of Exercise Southbound Trooper, a joint, multinational exercise with Canada. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Blair Heusdens.
NORFOLK (Feb. 7, 2013) Friends and family members of Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) arrive to see the ship get underway. Barry is departing Naval Station Norfolk for a ballistic missile defense deployment and to support 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 2nd Class Nick Scott.
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 9, 2013) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wild Cards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 transports supplies during a vertical replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humpreys (T-AO 188) and the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the flagship of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Viramontes.