Dawn Blitz

06/13/2010
Amphibious assault vehicles transporting Marines from the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines land at Red Beach at Camp Pendleton as helicopters from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465 fly overhead during exercise Dawn Blitz. The exercise is a series of amphibious operations involving Sailors and Marines to reinvigorate the core competency of…

Refueling at Sea

06/08/2010
This slide show focuses on the first LCS ship in at sea refueling operations. [slidepress gallery='refueling-at-sea'] Credit: US Navy Visual News Service, April 7th, 2010 In the first photo, the littoral combat ship USS Freedom comes alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson for a refueling at sea. Freedom…

Afghan Commandos Practicing Infiltration Techniques

06/08/2010
Afghan Commandos from the Sixth Commando Kandak practice infiltration techniques using the Afghan National Army Air Corps Mi-17 helicopter on April 1st, 2010  at Camp Morehead in the outer regions of Kabul. The training was in preparation for future air assault missions needed in order to disrupt insurgent activity and…

Rotorcraft Support for the USMC in Afghanistan

06/07/2010
This slide show features the role of rotorcraft support to Marine Corps operations in Afghanistan.  Since the start of operations in Marjah, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466, Marine Aircraft Group 40, Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan, has provided support of Operation Moshtarak. The squadron, known as the "Wolfpack," provides heavy lifting capabilities…

Log on the Web

06/04/2010
HIGHLIGHTS By Kirsten Ashbaugh ka@sldinfo.com [caption id="attachment_9415" align="alignleft" width="90" caption=" "][/caption] DOD Certifies 6 Programs Under Nunn-McCurdy Law Breaches "Nunn-McCurdy legislation requires DOD officials to constantly estimate the cost of programs and compare it to the estimate of the cost when the program started. "When a program grows more than…