Staff Sgt. Christian Fuentes motivates recruits with Company F, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, as he moves down the rows during the senior drill instructor inspection at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 23, 2013. The purpose of the inspection is to provide drill instructors an opportunity to test recruits in multiple areas, to include their uniforms. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Benjamin E. Woodle)
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Gabriel Reyna, a fire protection technician with the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, sits in the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft inside a hardened aircraft shelter at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 14, 2013, during an aircraft fire training exercise. Reyna played the role of a pilot trapped in the cockpit during the training to test firefighters on rescue procedures and operations. (DoD photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo, U.S. Air Force/Released)
KEY WEST, Fla. (Aug 14, 2013) Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Adam Griffin, a diver from Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1, conducts a familiarization dive on the former USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg (T-AGM 10) during dive training operations in Key West, Fla. The two-week exercise, which ultimately certified the detachment for deployment, focused on qualifying personnel to operate different pieces of equipment and to conduct different jobs within the dive side team. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Scichilone/Released)
A woman watches a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane from Air Station Kodiak take off from the Kodiak State Airport while she fishes for salmon in the Buskin River on Kodiak Island, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2013. Kodiak Island has a population of about 13,600 inhabitants, is a destination for visitors from all over the world and is home to several Coast Guard units including Coast Guard Base Kodiak, Air Station Kodiak, the cutters Munro, Alex Haley and SPAR, Electronic Systems Support Detachment Kodiak, Communication Station Kodiak, Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak, Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak and several supporting detachments. (Photo courtesy David Phillips)
A British Army Commando with 148th Battery, 29th Commando Fire Support Team, Royal Artillery, rappels from a CH-46 Sea Knight during Exercise Burmese Chase 2013 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 6, 2013. The training evolution is an annual bilateral exercise that improves interoperability between American and British forces. Marines from 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, 2nd ANGLICO and the British Army Commandos participated in the exercise.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cody Haas/Released)
Posted on September 12th, 2013 by dd-sgc
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