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…

LCS Conducts Counter-illicit Trafficking Operations

05/31/2010
This slide show focuses on the littoral combat ship USS Freedom conducting joint counter-illicit trafficking operations with the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. [slidepress gallery='lcs-conducts-counter-illicit-trafficking-operations'] Credit: US Navy Visual Service, Pacific Ocean, At Sea, March 30th, 2010 All photos show the USS Freedom…

Commando Training

05/31/2010
This slide shows focuses upon a key training effort of US forces as they prepare to depart Iraq.  Commando training is a key element of building up relevant capabilities for Iraqi forces to provide for domestic security. [slidepress gallery='commando-training'] CreditL Joint Combat Camera Center Iraq, March 2010 In the first…