The F-35B variant of the Joint Strike Fighter warms up for a test flight on the USS Wasp while being evaluated by Marine Corps and Lockheed Martin pilots and engineers off the coast of North Carolina, Aug. 19, 2013. This is the second iteration of three planned sea trials designed to test the capabilities of the Department of Defense’s newest multi-role jet aircraft candidate.
(U.S. Marine Corps photos and video by Sgt. Tyler L. Main/Released)
A U.S. Army Soldier with 3rd Platoon, 87th Sapper Company takes a break during a route clearance mission in Wardak province, Afghanistan, Aug. 13, 2013. U.S. Soldiers conducted the routine route clearance mission in order to maintain freedom of movement for military and commercial traffic. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Chenee’ Brooks
An A-10 Thunderbolt II does a show of force maneuver after locating a simulated downed pilot during Red Flag-Alaska 13-3, Aug. 22, 2013, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Two A-10s defended the pilot’s position until members of the 210th Rescue Squadron could rescue him. The A-10 is assigned to the 163rd Fighter Squadron, Indiana Air National Guard, Ft. Wayne, Ind. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel)
SOLOMON SEA (Sept. 4, 2013) Lt. Robert Hecox, chaplain aboard the dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), reads the evening prayer over the ship’s 1MC. Germantown is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is currently conducting routine joint-force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew B. Church/Released) 130904-N-UE577-194
Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island, homeported in Homer, Alaska, conduct small boat operations July 30, 2013. The crew of the Roanoke Island uses their rigid hull inflatable boat to support missions including homeland security, fisheries enforcement, and search and rescue. U.S. Coast Guard photo provided by Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island.
SOUTH CHINA SEA (Sept. 4, 2013) Sailors from the Maritime Civil Affairs and Security Training (MCAST) team exchange best practices with a Royal Malaysian Navy boarding team on boarding tactics during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise as part of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT). This is the 11th annual SEACAT exercise with navy liaison officers from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and the United States tracking vessels of interest in the multilateral maritime interdiction scenario. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karolina A. Oseguera/Released) 130904-N-JN664-077
Posted on September 6th, 2013 by dd-sgc
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