Connective Replenishment

10/31/2010
10/31/2010 - USS Bonhomme Richard conducting vertical replenishment and connective replenishment during Rim of the Pacific 2010. Credit: US Navy Visual News Service, July 13th, 2010 Vertical replenishment is conducted by the transfer of the cargo from the USNS Guadalupe to USS Bonhomme Richard by a U.S. Navy SH-3H Sea…

A Mad World

10/29/2010
Russia Exporting Missiles to Syria: It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world! By David J. Smith David J. Smith is Director, Georgian Security Analysis Center, Tbilisi, and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, and was formerly Ambassador to the Strategic Arms Control Talks in the Reagan Administration. Published…

LSC resupplies USS Kearsarge V22 Ospreys

10/28/2010
10/29/2010 - SLD recently visited New River Air Station and received several updates on the Osprey.  These updates are being  presented over the next several weeks in a special column. This sideshow highlights logistics support for a deployed Osprey force. [slidepress gallery='lsc-resupplies-uss-kearsarge-v22-ospreys'] Credit: Naval Air Station Sigonella, September 10th, 2010…

US Iraqi Aviators Fly Mission

10/27/2010
10/29/2010 - An Iraqi army officer stands on Camp Taji, Iraq, October 10th, 2010. The officer oversaw a joint flight between a helicopter from the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division and a helicopter from the 2nd Squadron, Taji Wing. The two units regularly conduct partnership flights in the…

Twelve Billions Pounds of Fuel

10/26/2010
10/29/2010- The maintenance efforts to support the tanker effort are here highlighted. Tech. Sgt. Joseph Vigil, assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, is seeing performing a final lookover of the blades of a KC-135R Stratotanker engine fan assembly prior to handing them to Tech. Sgt. Eric Peterson, also from…

Afghan NCOs increase skills with RPG training

10/26/2010
10/29/2010 - Cpl. Jacob Gallegos, an instructor at the Joint Security Academy Southwest, loads the round for an Afghan Uniformed Police officer during the live fire rocket propelled grenade shoot, October 24th, 2010. The soldiers and police officers are participating in the joint non-commissioned officer course at the Joint Security Academy…

USS Ronald Reagan Prepares For Deployment

10/25/2010
10/29/2010 - Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is currently completing carrier qualifications and flight deck certifications. These photos show some of those qualifications involving F-18s. [slidepress gallery='uss-ronald-reagan-prepares-for-deployment'] Credit: USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), October 21st, 2010 The first photo shows an F/A-18C Super Hornet assigned to the Death Rattlers of Marine…