Friday, April 30, 2010

C-130


PENSACOLA, Fla. (April 28, 2010) Gunnery Sgt Tommy Zurek, the loadmaster for the C-130 Hercules, of the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels ‚ stands on the tarmac at Naval Air Station Pensacola as a safety observer. The C-130, known as Fat Albert, will transport supplies and personnel to St. Joseph, Mo. for the 2010 Sound of Speed Air Show May 1 and 2. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andrew Johnson/Released)

Library of Congress

Aerial view from the southwest of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Family

An Air Guardsman walks with his son after arriving back home from supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Compared to children in an active-duty family, Guard children don't always have the access to support programs and to peers who understand what they are going through when a parent has deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen)

USS Porter (DDG 78)

PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (April 26, 2010) Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) pulls into Port Everglades, Fla. for Navy Week Port Everglades. This is the twentieth Navy Week in Port Everglades, South Florida's annual celebration of the maritime services. Navy Week Port Everglades is one of 20 Navy Weeks planned across America in 2010. Navy Weeks are designed to show Americans the investment they have made in their Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Ken Kohl/Released)

SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 23, 2010) An SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter launches from the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) at sunset in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Adam D. Wieder/Released)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

British Royal Navy frigate HMS Iron Duke (F234)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 21, 2010) The British Royal Navy frigate HMS Iron Duke (F234) maneuvers near the guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) during exercise Joint Warrior 10-1. Joint Warrior is a semi-annual event that encompasses multi-warfare exercises designed to improve interoperability between allied navies, and prepares participating crews to conduct combined operations during deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nikki Smith/Released)

MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261

An MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, flies over the baron landscape of the Aghanistan desert delivering personnel and cargo, April 24.

Monday, April 26, 2010

F/A-18F Super Hornet

PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (April 22, 2010) An F/A-18F Super Hornet strike fighter, dubbed the "Green Hornet," conducts a supersonic test flight. The aircraft is fueled with a 50/50 blend of biofuel and conventional fuel. The test, conducted at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., drew hundreds of onlookers, including Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, who has made research, development, and increased use of alternative fuels a priority for the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Liz Goettee/Released)

Firing an M-4 rifle

Saturday, April 24, 2010

G2 Gunnery Division

GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 19 2010) Members of the weapons department, G2 Gunnery Division of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) hold small arms qualifications. Dwight D. Eisenhower is on a scheduled six-month deployment as part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman/Released)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 19, 2010) The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) makes her way back to homeport following sea trials and redelivery to the fleet. Enterprise has been returned to the fleet after completing a 24-month maintenance period at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard and will begin the work-up phase leading to her 21st deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael L. Croft/Released)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Vintage B-25 Mitchell bombers

Vintage B-25 Mitchell bombers fly over the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, during a memorial flight honoring the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders on April 18, 2010.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

M1A1 Abrams

DJIBOUTI (March 30, 2010) Marines from Tank platoon, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), cross a live fire range using M1A1 Abrams tanks alongside the French Foreign Legion's ERC90 Light Armored Vehicles from the 13th Demi-Brigade in Djibouti. Marines assigned to 24th MEU performed a series of sustainment and joint exercises alongside French military service members. The 24th MEU is on a seven-month deployment as part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alex C. Sauceda/Released)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Marine Ceremony

Col. Nicholas Nanna, commander of troops, salutes the colors as they are presented during the transfer of authority ceremony where Brig. Gen. Larry Nicholson, commanding general, Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan, transferred his authority to Maj. Gen. Richard Mills, who now serves as the commanding general of I MEF (FWD) at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

USS Bunker Hill (CG 52)

SAN DIEGO (April 12, 2010) Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) secure mooring lines from the pier after returning home from a three-month deployment. Bunker Hill conducted humanitarian and disaster relief operations in Haiti during Operation Unified Response and held partnership exercises with Latin American countries as part of Southern Seas 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

SAN DIEGO (April 12, 2010) Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) man the rails as the ship transits Turning Basin toward its new homeport of Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing 17 conducted humanitarian and disaster relief operations in Haiti during Operation Unified Response and held partnership exercises with seven Latin American countries as part of Southern Seas 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stephen G. Hale/Released)

Friday, April 9, 2010

USS Farragut (DDG 99)


INDIAN OCEAN (Mar. 31, 2010) The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) passes by the smoke from a suspected pirate skiff it had just disabled. USS Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/Released)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mount McKinley, Denali National Park


Mount McKinley, Denali National Park, Alaska.

F/A-18 Super Hornet


PACIFIC OCEAN (April 5, 2010) An F/A-18 Super Hornet from the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stephen G. Hale II/Released)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Exercise Angel Thunder 2008


Two Air Force pararescuemen depart from a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter to aid casualties during Exercise Angel Thunder 2008. More than 800 ground recovery members took part in Angel Thunder 2008, the world's largest personnel recovery and combat search and rescue exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah R. Johnson)

Air Force Baseball


Air Force sophomore pitcher Andrew Loyd delivers a pitch during the Falcons March 30, 2010 contest against Colorado Christian University held at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Falcon Field in Colorado The Falcons defeated the Cougars 25-7. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans)

President Barack Obama's First Pitch


President Barack Obama throws out the ceremonial first pitch to start the baseball season for the Washington Nationals April 5, 2010, at Nationals Ball Park in Washington, D.C. The Washington Nationals honored military children, inviting nine children whose parents are deployed to step onto the infield with the starting players to see the president throw out the first pitch. (DOD photo/Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class William Selby)

UH-60 Blackhawks


Two U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawks fly above Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, April 6, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeromy K. Cross)

Sea Battle at L├╝shun Bay

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)


CALLAO, Peru (March 31, 2010) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) anchors at the port of Callao, Peru, following an exercise with the Peruvian Navy. Carl Vinson is supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter


ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 3, 2010) An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HSL) 46 lands aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58). Laboon is in transit to participate in Joint Warrior 10-1, a multi-national event designed to improve interoperability between allied navies. The exercise is a semi-annual event. (U.S. Navy photo By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nikki Smith/Released)

Monday, April 5, 2010

The U.S. Armed Forces Sailing Team


Bahrain (MARCH 18, 2010) The U.S. Armed Forces Sailing Team, made up of Navy and Coast Guard Sailors, compete in the 44th World Military Sailing Championship. The American team, part of the Department of Defense Armed Forces Sports Program, competed against teams from 25 countries. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/Released)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

President Barack Obama

ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE (March 31, 2010) President Barack Obama, with the Navy's F/A-18 Green Hornet, announces today addition measures to boost domestic energy production for the Nation to include strategic efforts by Department of Defense to enhance energy security. The Green Hornet is part of the Navy's biofuel fuel program to develop alternative fuel sources to reach the Secretary of the Navy's energy reform targets. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010