IED: Getting At The Source

10/11/2010
IED factory, materials destroyed in Southern Helmand 10/11/2010 - A coalition airstrike destroyed an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) factory, along with 4,500 lbs of explosive material in Baram Chah, Helmand province on September 19th, 2010. The compound was a known explosive factory associated with a high-level insurgent group in the…

Building the F35C

10/09/2010
Following Up With Armando Martinez, Lockheed Martin Armando Martinez was recently the completion supervisor for the BF-4 or the 4th F35-B; he is now the completion supervisor for the first build of the F35-C, or the naval version of the F-35. [slidepress gallery='building-the-f35c'] Credit: Lockheed Martin, Fort Worth,  Texas, September…

Upcoming: Arctic Challenges Series

10/09/2010
International Arctic Conference 10/09/2010 - Our German correspondent, Caroline Mükusch, attended a Russian-sponsored conference on the future of the Arctic, which was held on September 22nd and 23rd in Moscow.  We will publish two reports from her on the conference, which will then be followed by a series of articles…

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…