Ensuring The Osprey’s Readiness: The VMM-264 At Work

10/08/2010
An Update on the Osprey at New River Air Station, North Carolina 10/08/2010 -These photos were taken at the end of August 2010 during a visit to New River Air Station.  Repair activities are here being conducted by VMM-264 technicians;  some of the squadron’s Ospreys are also being shown on…

C-17 Air Drop Mission

10/04/2010
U.S. Air Force crew from the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron preparing a C-17 Globemaster III for an air drop mission Credit: U.S. Air Forces Central Public Affairs, September 20th, 2010 10/04/2010 - US Air Force transport aircraft dropped 3,800 container delivery system supply bundles in August to troops at remote…

The USS Peleliu In Action

09/29/2010
09/29/2010 - The amphibs and frigates are among the busiest of USN ships in support of US global operations. The flexibility of the ships are an important reason why they are so important to day-to-day operations. [slidepress gallery='uss-peleliu-amphib-in-support-of-relief-operaton'] Credit: USS Peleliu (LHA 5), US Navy Visual News Service, August 2010…

Cool

09/29/2010
HMH-361 First to Use ‘cool,’ New Modification in Combat 09 - 29 - 2010 / HMH-361 is the first squadron to use the Micro-climate Cooling Unit System (MCUS) vest in a combat zone: the MCUS, made of a thin material laced with hoses that carry cool liquid, straps on with…

“Grunts” Patrol

09/28/2010
Marines Patrol In Western Afghanistan 09/29/2010 - This slide show highlights a recent patrol of USMC “Grunts” in Afghanistan.  If anyone wants to understand why maintenance is so challenging for the equipment deployed in Afghanistan this “moonscape” set of photos should set that to rest. [slidepress gallery='marines-patrol-western-afghanistan-landscape'] Credit: Combined Joint…

U.S. KC-135R Stratotanker Refueling Operations

09/26/2010
This video shows the U.S. KC-135R Stratotanker crew from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron conducting air refueling operations over Afghanistan. Credit: U.S. Air Forces Central Public Affairs, September 9th, 2010 One change which the new tanker will bring to the allied fleets is refuelability: air refueling is indeed a…

Operation Attack Perseverance

09/25/2010
This slide show pictures U.S. Army operations along with the Afghan National Army (ANA) in prosecuting the Taliban. [slidepress gallery='operation-attack-perseverance'] Credit: Joint Combat Camera Afghanistan, August 9th, 2010 09/29/2010 - The purpose of this mission is to locate enemy fighters and illegal weapons caches. In the first photo, a U.S.…

How to Raise Money from Legacy Aircraft

09/24/2010
[caption id="attachment_11846" align="alignleft" width="237" caption="T-95 Bear"][/caption] September 24th, 2010 / The USAF is struggling to replace its old aircraft, among others being the old tankers.  As in many other things, the Russians may be showing the way. Why not raise capital by selling your very old aircraft on E-bay?  For…