DART Teams At Work

09/08/2010
Credit: American Forces Network Afghanistan, Kandahar, Afghanistan, August 27th, 2010 Soldiers from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 6th Battalion, D Company, stationed at Kandahar Air Field, conduct helicopter maintenance and get the helicopters back in the air and into the fight. Maintenance is a vital part of ensuring the reliability and…

Coalition Officers Visit French Frigate

09/07/2010
These photos show Coalition Officers visiting a deployed French frigate. The French naval ship was moored at Djibouti Port during its five-month deployment in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean to support missions for Enduring Freedom and anti-piracy operations. [slidepress gallery='coalition-officers-visit-french-frigate'] Credit: Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, August…

USS Harry S. Truman Rescues Iranian mariners

09/07/2010
In this slide show, the forward deployed USS Harry S. Truman provides emergency relief for distressed Iranian sailors.   This is part of what the USN calls its six core capabilities of the Maritime Strategy – forward presence, deterrence, sea control, power projection, maritime and security and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief [1].…

USNS Robert E. Peary Operations at Sea

09/07/2010
The Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary and the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower conduct a vertical replenishment. In the background  is the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. [slidepress gallery='usns-robert-e-peary-operations-at-sea'] Navy Visual News Service, September 2nd, 2010 ---------- *** Posted on September…

Coast Guard Rescues Four From Downed Helicopter

09/07/2010
On September 1st, 2010, a Coast Guard MH-65C rescue helicopter and crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, hoisted two people from a downed aircraft. The aircraft made an emergency landing approximately 16 miles south of Terrebonne Bay, La., in the Gulf of Mexico. [slidepress gallery='coast-guard-rescues-four-from-downed-helicopter'] Credit: U.S. Coast…

Log on the Web (09/07)

08/30/2010
HIGHLIGHTS By Kirsten Ashbaugh ka@sldinfo.com [caption id="attachment_11291" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="A FireScout flies over Maryland (Credit Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update)"][/caption] Runaway FireScout Flies Over Washington Out of Control "A ‘runaway’ MQ-8B FireScout flew for 20 minutes out of control on August 2, 2010, travelling about 23 miles from the U.S. Navy…

Elizabeth City USCG Base Infrastructure

08/25/2010
On our tour of the Elizabeth City USCG station there were several examples of the state of the infrastructure and of needs for modernization. All photos are credit to Second Line of Defense, June 30, 2010. A first example is how much stuff is kept outside because of the absence…

USS Freedom and Rim of the Pacific 2010

08/24/2010
Franscisco Valdovinos, chief boatswain's mate, assigned to the littoral combat ship USS Freedom, watches as Freedom approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard for a refueling at sea. Freedom and Bonhomme Richard are participating in Rim of the Pacific 2010, the world's largest international maritime exercise. [slidepress gallery='uss-freedom-and-rim-of-the-pacific-2010'] Credit:…