Thursday, December 13, 2007

U.S. Navy's test of Vanguard rocket


The U.S. Navy's test of Vanguard rocket, along with its satellite payload, went hopelessly awry when the rocket failed to develop sufficient thrust and toppled over on the launch pad. The malfunctioning first stage caused vehicle to lose thrust after two seconds.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

F-22 Jet


An F-22 Raptor receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during an air-to-air refueling training mission Dec. 4 over Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

Monday, December 10, 2007

U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet


DJIBOUTI, Africa (Dec. 4, 2007) A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 conducts bombing exercises at the Gordia bombing range off the coast of Djibouti. VFA-11 is embarked aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3. Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) conducts operations in the region to prevent conflict, promote regional stability and protect coalition interests. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael R. McCormick (Released)

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

AV-8B Harriers


ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 30, 2007) Two AV-8B Harriers attached to the Air Combat Element of the 24 Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) land aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) during the Nassau's Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for deployment.