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 Action

08/24/2010
August 24th, 2010 / The littoral combat ship (LCS) is designed to operate as an extension of the fleet, USN, USCG and allied.  This is portrayed well by its current operations in RIMPAC. RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve multi-national interoperability. [slidepress gallery='uss-freedom-action']…

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:…

Deck Landing and Engineering Qualifications Aboard USS Wasp

08/24/2010
This slide show highlights flight operations aboard the USS Wasp. Wasp is currently underway-conducting deck landing and engineering qualifications. [slidepress gallery='deck-landing-and-engineering-qualifications-aboard-uss-wasp'] Credit: USS Wasp 6/25/10 Onboard USS Wasp ABH2 Jack Terry and ABHAN Wyatt Price recover U.S. Marine V-22 Osprey during flight deck evaluations as seen in the first photo.…

“Destroyer Protects” Infantry Company

08/23/2010
"Destroyer Protects" shows Soldiers escorting and protecting U.S. advisers as they work with Iraqis to develop Iraq's only deep water port. A key mission in transition is for US forces to work with Iraqis to shape naval and air force capabilities to provide for Iraqi security. (https://www.sldinfo.com/?p=10054 and https://www.sldinfo.com/?p=10824) Credit:…

Operation Cobra

08/22/2010
Marines from Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, in partnership with the Afghanistan National Army, successfully completed their first task of establishing an observation post in support of Operation New Dawn in Southern Shorshork, Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 17. [slidepress gallery='operation-cobra'] Credit Regimental Combat Team-7, 1st Marine Division Public…