Coast Guard responds to disabled cargo ship

12/08/2010
12/08/2010 - Coast Guard aircrews were launched from Air Station Kodiak in response to a report that the Golden Seas had lost propulsion and was drifting but the crew of the vessel reported to a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircrew that they had regained propulsion and were waiting on a…

USS Pearl Harbor Operations

12/07/2010
12/07/2010 - USS Pearl Harbor is the last of the United States Navy's four new cargo variants of the Whidbey Island class of Landing Dock Ships and the first ship to carry the name Pearl Harbor. [slidepress gallery='uss-pearl-harbor-operations'] Credit photos: Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Russell, U.S. Naval Forces, 5th…

Afghan Checkpoint

12/07/2010
Coalition Forces Deal with Insurgent Attack Against Afghan Checkpoint 12/07/2010 - Last September, an estimated two dozen insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms at the post in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province. International Security Assistance Forces and ANP responded in kind with small arms, heavy machine gun…

Supporting The USS Ronald Reagan At Sea

12/07/2010
12/7/2010 - These photos taken in September 2010 focus on support activities for the USS Ronald Reagan. Fast combat support ships are used to transport cargo to ships which cannot easily pull into ports to replenish supplies. Ronald Reagan was at the time underway in the Pacific Ocean conducting drills…

Zoom On The Harvest Hawk

12/07/2010
[slidepress gallery='harvest-hawk-update'] Credit slides : US Marine Corps Aviation, 2010 12/7/2010 - Story below from : www.i-mef.usmc.mil KC-130J Harvest Hawk takes on new role in Afghanistan By Sergent Deanne Hurla, Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan, November 17th, 2010, "Since 2003, KC-130Js have played a vital role in transporting coalition forces and cargo…

Putting Afghanistan in the Rear View Mirror

12/06/2010
Rethinking “Contingency” Operations By Heather Penney 12/6/2010 - With the deluge of media and congressional attention on the budget, deficit, and national debt, it is surprising that the connection between our current/future economic predicament and OEF/OIF has been conspicuously absent from the debate. According to the CRS, costs for OEF/OIF/GWOT…