Twelve Billions Pounds of Fuel

10/26/2010
10/29/2010- The maintenance efforts to support the tanker effort are here highlighted. Tech. Sgt. Joseph Vigil, assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, is seeing performing a final lookover of the blades of a KC-135R Stratotanker engine fan assembly prior to handing them to Tech. Sgt. Eric Peterson, also from…

USS Ronald Reagan Prepares For Deployment

10/25/2010
10/29/2010 - Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is currently completing carrier qualifications and flight deck certifications. These photos show some of those qualifications involving F-18s. [slidepress gallery='uss-ronald-reagan-prepares-for-deployment'] Credit: USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), October 21st, 2010 The first photo shows an F/A-18C Super Hornet assigned to the Death Rattlers of Marine…

Operation Continuing Promise 2010

10/15/2010
10/15/2010 - The amphibious ship USS Iwo Jima (LHA 7) is bringing health care and other services to communities in Latin America and the Caribbean during this four-month humanitarian and  civic assistance deployment.  The ship’s unique embarked humanitarian teams – comprised of U.S. military personnel, partner nations’ forces and civilian…

Gulf of Aden Operations

10/15/2010
10/15/2010 - This slideshow focus on the activities of Combined Task Force 151,  a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. Turkish Navy Rear Adm. Sinan Ertugrul currently commands CTF 151. [slidepress gallery='gulf-of-aden-operations'] Credit: USN,  October…

Straight of Malacca Operations

10/15/2010
10/15/2010 - These spectacular photos show lighting flashes as the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Strait of Malacca. Abraham Lincoln is underway on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th and U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. [slidepress gallery='straight-of-malacca-operations'] Credit: Navy Visual News Service, October 9th,…

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…