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']…

“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…

USS Freedom Tour

07/25/2010
Credit: U.S. Navy, June 27th, 2010 USS Freedom (LCS 1) welcomes Vice Adm. Richard Hunt, Commander, U.S. Third Fleet, and Senior Naval Officers representing 10 countries for a tour of the U.S. Navy's first Littoral Combat Ship. Freedom is participating in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010, the world's…

This Year’s 14th of July On The Champs-Elysées: “Brothers In Arms” With Africa

07/15/2010
Celebrating "Blood Ties" By Murielle Delaporte md@sldinfo.com Credit video: Getting Ready To Roll, SLD, Paris, July 14th, 2010 The SLD team was there early to capture the moments before the parade officially started: this video gives a sense of the ambiance surrounding the last preparation before marching from the Arc…

Support for Coalition Forces

07/14/2010
A CH-53E Super Stallion flies overhead carrying an AW-101 Merlin from a forward operating base last June. This early-morning operation to recover the Merlin is an illustration of the joint operations taking place between the United States and the United Kingdom in the region. [slidepress gallery='support-for-coalition-forces'] Crdeit: 3rd Marine Aircraft…