Helo Combat Lift in Afghanistan

06/20/2011
06/20/2011 - Two Chinooks carrying M777 155mm howitzers fly away from Kandahar Airfield, May 8. [slidepress gallery='away'] Credit: 7th Sustainment Brigade: 05/08/2011 In the second photo,  Sgt. 1st Class Larry Barefield, the 623rd Quartermaster Company, Special Troops Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade slingload detachment non-commissioned officer in charge, prepares to hook an…

Harriers in Afghanistan

06/18/2011
07/06/2011: Harrier squadron flightline operations in Afghanistan [slidepress gallery='harrier-squadron-flightline-operations-in-afghanistan'] Credit: 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward):06/06/2011 In the first photo, Lance Cpl. Peter E. Clary, at left under aircraft, a Moscow, Idaho, native; Lance Cpl. Kyle M. Rowe, a Troy, Ohio, native; and Cpl. Zachary G. Mills, an Orlando, Fla., native,…

USS Carl Vinson takes on supplies

06/17/2011
[slidepress gallery='uss-carl-vinson-takes-on-supplies'] Credit,USB visual service, 2011 The first photo shows a rig captain aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley attaches a messenger bag to the refueling probe as it is readied for return to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during a refueling at sea. The second photo…

Partnering with ANSF to Protect Andar

06/16/2011
Soldiers from C Company, 3-187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne, and Afghan National Security Forces walk across a field after conducting a joint patrol in Andar District, Afghanistan, Jan. 6, 2011. The 3-187th also known as the Iron Rakkasans are partnering with ANSF to bring stability to the Andar District in…

Portuguese Commandos Support Afghan National Army

06/16/2011
[slidepress gallery='portuguese-commandos-support-afghan-national-army'] NATO Training Mission Afghanistan, 1/12/11 In the first photo, from top to bottom left to right: Portuguese army commandos Pfc. Hugo Martins, from Algarve; Pfc. Helder Vale, from Viana do Castelo; Pfc. Eder Alves, from Lisbon; and Pfc.Mario Gordinho, from Algarve, pose for a photo in Kabul Military…

USS Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group

06/11/2011
[slidepress gallery='uss-gridley-action'] Credit: USN Visual News Service, 1/21/11 The first photo shows the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale underway in the Pacific Ocean. Stockdale, part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, is seen on a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. The second and third…

Osprey as VIP Platform of Choice in Afghanistan

06/09/2011
06/09/2011: The core advantages of the Osprey – speed and range – are highlighted every time VIPs show up in Afghanistan and want to cover as much ground in as short a time.  In these two photos, Secretary of Defense Gates used the Osprey in such a manner.  Here the…