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…

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…

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…