Sunday, August 29, 2010

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)

ARABIAN SEA (Aug. 24, 2010) Aircraft are prepared for launch aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during night flight operations. Harry S. Truman is part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike group deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Dusan Ilic/Released)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch

A constant rain falling on the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch could not deter 34 Airmen who participated in the cleanup of the Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Park, as part of Air Force Week New York's Volunteer Day Aug. 25, 2010, in Brooklyn, N.Y. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lance Cheung)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cannon

Old cannon captured from French, U.S. Arsenal, Springfield, Mass.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

US Navy at Work (Public Domain Photo)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 22, 2010) Navy Diver 2nd Class Brody Dorton, from Blainsville, Ga. assigned to platoon 522of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, rappels from an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 14 onto the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during helicopter rope suspension technique training. George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, is underway helping to ensure security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles Oki/Released)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Plum by Manet

Endeavour

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Atlantis enters Orbiter Processing Facility-1, where it will be processed for the unlikely event it is needed as a rescue spacecraft for the final shuttle flight, Endeavour's STS-143 mission. Atlantis touched down on the Shuttle Landing Facility's Runway 33 after 12 days in space, completing the 4.8-million mile STS-132 mission to the International Space Station. The six-member STS-132 crew carried the Russian-built Mini Research Module-1 to the space station. STS-132 is the 34th shuttle mission to the station, the 132nd shuttle mission overall and the last planned flight for Atlantis. For information on the STS-132 mission and crew, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts132/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller

Friday, August 20, 2010

EA-6B Prowler

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 16, 2010) Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) give flight deck personnel and pilots the all-clear signal to launch an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Rooks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137. Enterprise is on a scheduled underway for its tailored ship's training availability and is making preparations for its 21st deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jared M. King/Released)

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USS John S. McCain (DDG 56)

DA NANG, Vietnam (Aug. 12, 2010) Damage Controlman 2nd Class Steven Galarza, from Newark, N.J., assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), demonstrates how to use a portable exothermal cutting unit during a damage control demonstration aboard the ship. The training is one of several professional exchanges being conducted between John S. McCain and the Vietnam People's Navy to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the United States. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brock A. Taylor/Released)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Crew Address

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 14, 2010) Rear Adm. Ted Branch, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, addresses the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 in the ship's hangar bay. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are underway conducting local operations off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Green/Released)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Marine Training

Marines from Company C, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, take cover behind a blast blanket after detonating explosives attached to a wooden wall during a live-fire training exercise at the military operations on urban terrain (MOUT) town at Engineer Training Area 3 here August 12. The engineers learned how to properly breach and clear obstacles in an urban environment. Photo credit: Lance Cpl. Dwight A. Henderson

Friday, August 13, 2010

Navy Ceremony

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Benjamin Jernigan/Released)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

USS Kidd (DDG 100)

SEATTLE (Aug. 9, 2010) Seattle resident Tod McClaskey and his granddaughter watch the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) depart Pier 66 after participating in the 61st annual Seattle Seafair Navy Week. Seafair activities allow U.S. and Canadian Sailors and Coast Guard personnel to experience the local community and to promote awareness of the maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Thomas J. Brennan/Released)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk/Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters

KOTZEBUE, Alaska – An Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter and a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew transported personnel to Shishmaref in support of Operation Arctic Crossroads 2010 Sunday, August 8, 2010. Operation Arctic Crossroads is a community outreach across Northern Alaska in an effort to integrate local knowledge with military expertise to meet the many challenges of Arctic operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Capt. Craig Lloyd.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Tools of War

A rifle, military cover and canteen lie in wait as the Mozambican solider to whom they belong to runs the Marine Combat Fitness Test in Moamba, Mozambique, Aug. 6. The test is part of Exercise SHARED ACCORD 2010, an annually scheduled, bi-lateral field training exercise aimed at conducting small unit infantry and staff training with U.S. Africa Command partner nations. The exercise is designed to increase partner nation capacity for conducting peace and stability operations. The exercise is scheduled to conclude Aug. 13. All U.S. forces will return to their home bases in Europe and the U.S. at the end of the exercise. Photo by Cpl. Cullen J. Tiernan.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

PEARL HARBOR (July 31, 2010) Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as the ship arrives in Pearl Harbor for a scheduled port visit. Ronald Reagan is underway participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010, the world's largest multinational maritime exercise. RIMPAC is a biennial event that allows participating nations to work together to build trust and enhance partnerships needed to improve maritime security. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Benjamin C. Jernigan/Released)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

World War I Poster

F/A-18C Hornet

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 3, 2010) An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the Ragin' Bulls of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 37, ignites afterburners as it launches from aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). VFA-37 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell/Released)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Space Station Processing Facility

In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians perform the Express Logistics Carrier-4, or ELC-4, deck-to-keel mate. The deck is about 14 by 16 feet and spans the width of a space shuttle’s payload bay. It is capable of providing astronauts aboard the International Space Station with a platform and infrastructure to deploy experiments in the vacuum of space without requiring a separate dedicated Earth-orbiting satellite. Space shuttle Discovery and its STS-133 crew will deliver the carrier along with critical spare parts to the station later this year. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller

Monday, August 2, 2010

Children Playing

U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black & White Photograph.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 27, 2010) An SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dusty Dogs of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 7, lifts off from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). HS-7 is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Williams/Released)