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,…

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…

General Deptula on the Challenges to US Air Superiority

10/08/2010
10/08/2010 - The recently retired USAF chief intelligence officer recently warned of the impending loss of US air superiority. In a presentation to the recently completed Air Force Association annual conference, the General outlined how he viewed the various challenges to US air superiority and how these challenges interacted to…

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…

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…

Operation Attack Perseverance

09/25/2010
This slide show pictures U.S. Army operations along with the Afghan National Army (ANA) in prosecuting the Taliban. [slidepress gallery='operation-attack-perseverance'] Credit: Joint Combat Camera Afghanistan, August 9th, 2010 09/29/2010 - The purpose of this mission is to locate enemy fighters and illegal weapons caches. In the first photo, a U.S.…