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Fireball Sanchez
07-30-2008, 03:25 AM
Ahh...another early start for MP.net, enjoy!


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Marines and Sailors of Battalion Landing Team 2/6, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, onload to a Landing Craft Air Cushioned during Composite Training Unit Exercise at Camp Lejeune, NC, July 24, 2008. The exercise is part of the certification process the 26th MEU must complete for deployment in late fall. (Official USMC photo by Cpl. Patrick M. Johnson-Campbell)

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Marines with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, NATO International Security Assistance Force, operating in Garmsir.
(Photographer: Cpl. Randall Clinton : 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit Public Affairs)
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Marines with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, NATO International Security Assistance Force, operating in Garmsir.
(Photographer: Cpl. Randall Clinton : 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit Public Affairs)
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Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds,” 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Warrior,” 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad arrive at the 2nd Battalion, 1st Iraqi National Police Brigade headquarters as Iraqi national police officers prepare force protection measures in the Istaqlal Qada, located northwest of Baghdad, July 22, 2008.
(Photographer: Pfc. John Ahn : 2nd Stryker Brigade 25th Infantry Division)
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Officers of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Iraqi National Police Brigade set up security for a meeting with Iraqi and military leaders from the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds,” 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Warrior,” 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, in the Istaqlal Qada, northwest of Baghdad, July 22, 2008.
(Photographer: Pfc. John Ahn : 2nd Stryker Brigade 25th Infantry Division)
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Sgt. Caleb Crosby, a Sugarland, Texas native, arrives at the 2nd Battalion, 1st Iraqi National Police Brigade headquarters in the Istaqlal Qada, northwest of Baghdad, July 22, 2008, where military and police leaders discussed security concerns in the area. Crosby is a Stryker vehicle commander assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds,” 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Warrior,” 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad.
(Photographer: Pfc. John Ahn : 2nd Stryker Brigade 25th Infantry Division)
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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Josh Fisher, native of Oak Grove, KY., tells his interpreter information to tell the caretaker of a suspected improvised rocket assisted mortar factory in Shula, Iraq on July 19, 2008. The U.S. Soldiers are part of 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
(Photographer: Sgt. Manuel Martinez : Joint Combat Camera Center Iraq)
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Soldiers of the 525th Military Police Battalion, who support Joint Task Force Guantanamo’s detention mission here, take aim on the firing lane as they begin their first round of qualifying with the M16A2 Rifle at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay’s Windward Range, July 21-23, 2008. Other weapons that they were tasked to familiarize and qualify with were a M9 Pistol and a M500 12-gauge shotgun. JTF Guantanamo conducts safe and humane care and custody of detained enemy combatants. The JTF conducts interrogation operations to collect strategic intelligence in support of the Global War on Terror and supports law enforcement and war crimes investigations. JTF Guantanamo is committed to the safety and security of American service members and civilians working inside its detention facilities.
(Photographer: Pfc. Eric Liesse : Joint Task Force Guantanamo Public Affairs)
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A Soldier from the 193rd Military Police Company, which supports Joint Task Force Guantanamo’s detention mission here, changes magazines on her M16A2 rifle during qualifications at Windward Range July 22, 2008. The 193rd had the range open from July 21-23 to make sure all members had the ability to do their annual Army rifle qualification. JTF Guantanamo conducts safe and humane care and custody of detained enemy combatants. The JTF conducts interrogation operations to collect strategic intelligence in support of the Global War on Terror and supports law enforcement and war crimes investigations. JTF Guantanamo is committed to the safety and security of American service members and civilians working inside its detention facilities.
(Photographer: Pfc. Eric Liesse : Joint Task Force Guantanamo Public Affairs)
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A Sticky Situation
Photo by Keith Bruner
July 30, 2008

This little fellow, a Long-eared Hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus), was spotted outside the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, Caterpillar Equipment Refurbishment Office at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. In the second photo, the spine (which are actually keratin-stiffened hollow hairs)-covered creature moves away. The Long-eared Hedgehog is naturally parasite ****e and can carry diseases as bad as plague; in accordance with U.S. Central Command General Order Number 1, they, and other animals, should not be fed, handled or adopted as pets.
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A sticky situation #2
Photo by Keith Bruner
July 30, 2008

The hedgehog moves off...

szr
07-30-2008, 04:32 AM
You're not joking about an early start either. Thought someone had hit Fast-Forward on my space-time continuum for a minute, there.

Thanks for the pics.

lightfire
07-30-2008, 04:40 AM
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WARCRIMES-KARADZIC/EXTRADITION A motorcade carrying war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic leaves the Special court building in Belgrade early morning July 30, 2008. Escorted by masked officials from the Serbian secret service, Karadzic was taken from prison to the capital's airport in a convoy of black jeeps at around 4 a.m. (0200 GMT) on Wednesday to board a small plane for the Netherlands. *******/Stringer (SERBIA)


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WARCRIMES-KARADZIC Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic arrives at Rotterdam Airport before being transferred to the prison in Scheveningen in the Netherlands July 30, 2008. Karadzic arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday to face trial at The Hague on charges of genocide for his actions in the 1992-95 Bosnia war.*******/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos (NETHERLANDS)


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WARCRIMES-KARADZIC Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic is transferred by helicopter from Rotterdam Airport to the prison in Scheveningen in the Netherlands July 30, 2008. Karadzic arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday to face trial at The Hague on charges of genocide for his actions in the 1992-95 Bosnia war. *******/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos (NETHERLANDS)

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WARCRIMES-KARADZIC An armed policeman stands guard as Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic arrives by helicopter at the UN detention centre in The Hague July 30, 2008. Karadzic arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday to face trial at The Hague on charges of genocide for his actions in the 1992-95 Bosnia war. *******/Jerry Lampen (NETHERLANDS)


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July 30th, 2008. Lithuania, Šilutės district. A small airplane „Ulo Sky Ranger“ has crashed into a tree near the aerodrome. The pilot was rescued without a bruise.

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07-30-2008, 07:39 AM
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lol this one is lovely

Swedish Chef
07-30-2008, 07:58 AM
Thanks for the pic's! woot

Fireball Sanchez
07-30-2008, 08:47 AM
Glad Ya'll like 'em!


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A U.S. Marine with a ground combat element assigned to Delta Company, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Task Force Mechanized, Multi-National Force - West walks through the Hatra Ruins in the Jazeerah Desert in Iraq on July 20, 2008. The task force is conducting disruption operations in the area to deny the enemy sanctuary and prevent foreign fighters from accessing the area.
(Photo by Lance Cpl. Albert F. Hunt, U.S. Marine Corps.)
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Capt. Mark Weber, a native of Curtis Bay, Md., listens during a security meeting with key Iraqi leaders about the safety and future of the Taji Qada, northwest of Baghdad, July 23, 2008. Weber serves as the effects coordinator for the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds,” 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Warrior,” 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad.
(Photographer: Spc. Brian Pierce : 2nd Stryker Brigade 25th Infantry Division)
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Capt. Mark Weber, a native of Curtis Bay, Md., talks with an Iraqi leader after an important security meeting discussing the future of the Taji Qada, northwest of Baghdad, July 23, 2008. Weber serves as the effects coordinator for the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds,” 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Warrior,” 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad.
(Photographer: Spc. Brian Pierce : 2nd Stryker Brigade 25th Infantry Division)
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Pfc. Tommy Smith, a Rome, Ga., native, greets a young boy during a patrol through a remote village in the Taji Qada, northwest of Baghdad. Smith serves as an infantryman with Company A, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds,” 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Warrior,” 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad.
(Photographer: Sgt. Brad Willeford : 2nd Stryker Brigade 25th Infantry Division)
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Pfc. Tommy Smith, a Rome, Ga., native, maintains security in the Taji Qada, northwest of Baghdad while conducting checkpoint inspections. Smith serves as an infantryman with Company A, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds,” 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Warrior,” 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad.
(Photographer: Sgt. Brad Willeford : 2nd Stryker Brigade 25th Infantry Division)
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Pfc. Tommy Smith, a Rome, Ga., native, checks the security of the Taji Qada, northwest of Baghdad, along with Iraqi army soldiers. Smith serves as an infantryman with Company A, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds,” 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Warrior,” 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad.
(Photographer: Sgt. Brad Willeford : 2nd Stryker Brigade 25th Infantry Division)
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Pfc. Tommy Smith, a Rome, Ga., native, serves as an infantryman with Company A, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds,” 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Warrior,” 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad.
(Photographer: Sgt. Brad Willeford : 2nd Stryker Brigade 25th Infantry Division)
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Capt. Alex Bonilla, preventive medicine officer for the 703rd BSB, 4th BCT, checks out a sewage pond at Forward Operating Base Kalsu.
(Photographer: 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs)

Notice the Captain's face? It seems to answer the question..." How's it smell Ollie?.....

IT'S FUNKY!
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Switek
07-30-2008, 08:47 AM
Thanks for the pic's! woot

Thanks God you're alive :). Nice to hear you woot

Pille1234
07-30-2008, 09:16 AM
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[Russian built] Indian Akula II submarine during trials.

LTGunner
07-30-2008, 09:19 AM
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 27, 2008) The guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) fires a 5-inch MK-45 Mod 2 light-weight gun during a live fire exercise during Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 08-4 as a part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chad R. Erdmann (Released)

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (July 29, 2008) A sailboat crosses in front of the guided missile destroyers USS Pinckney (DDG 91), USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) and USS O'Kane (DDG 77) as they perform a sail-by near Waikiki Beach to celebrate the centennial of the Great White Fleet. The ships are participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Rush (Released)

LTGunner Note: The lead vessel is a CG not a DDG.... It may be CG 70 USS Lake Erie as noted in the RIMPAC 2008 arrival pics : http://www.c3f.navy.mil/RIMPAC_2008/Images_arrival_jun26_page_2_rimpac08.html

mclub
07-30-2008, 09:48 AM
any hi rez particularly the 3 destroyer and the sail boat

LTGunner
07-30-2008, 10:33 AM
Here's the link to the pic, high res of the cruiser, two destroyers and a sailboat: http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=61955

Asp
07-30-2008, 11:22 AM
There's a fourth ship behind the sailboat, and it looks like a DD, which may be the O'Kane, as refernced in the caption.

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07-30-2008, 11:38 AM
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INDIAN !!! :roll:

bd popeye
07-30-2008, 11:40 AM
Great photos!

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 28, 2008) Flight deck shooters give the signal to launch an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise "Operation Brimstone" off the U.S. East Coast. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Laird/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (July 27, 2008) Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Jayson Wazny, from Beaverton, Mich., and other members of helicopter visit, board, search and seizure Team 2 fire M4 rifles during a live fire transition exercise aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as well as maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 25, 2008) Cpl. Brandon Liesenfelt, assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26 MEU), applies camouflage in the hangar bay of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) before going on a simulated reconnaissance and surveillance mission. Iwo Jima is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 08-4 as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Starkey/Released)

Sorry gents gotta go pick up my wife and grand son..be back later!

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07-30-2008, 11:47 AM
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Incredible photo.

CantGetRight
07-30-2008, 11:49 AM
that private is making the army proud

bd popeye
07-30-2008, 01:14 PM
I'm back! Didja miss me?:)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 25, 2008) Fire Controlman Seaman Rachel Hubley fires an M4 carbine from the fantail of the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72). Vella Gulf is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 08-4 as a part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 25, 2008) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Dian Jiang shoots an M240B machine gun off the fantail of the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72). Vella Gulf is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 08-4 as a part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

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Operations Specialist 3rd class Jaron Reid shoots a M240B machine gun off the fantail of the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72). Vella Gulf is participating in a Joint Task Force Exercise 08-4

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INDIAN OCEAN (July 25, 2008) The guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) receives personnel from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) by high-line transfer during a connected replenishment at sea. Halsey is deployed to the 5th fleet area of responsibility with the San Diego-based USS Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Chris Peters/Released)

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (July 25, 2008) High seas splash upon the hangar deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainer (T-AOE 7). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to support Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as well as maritime security operations, reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brandon C. Wilson/Released)

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SOUDA BAY, Crete (July 25, 2008) A Sailor mans a topside security post as the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) arrives for a routine port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley/Released)

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SOUDA BAY, Crete (July 25, 2008) The guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) arrives in Souda Harbor for a routine port visit. Gonzalez is on a scheduled six-month deployment and assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 2 as the U.S. Navy representative to the NATO Response Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 27, 2008) Capt. Ladd Wheeler, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), left, welcomes aboard Assistant Secretary of the Navy B.J. Penn. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise "Operation Brimstone" off the U.S. East Coast. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Wilyanna Harper/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 28, 2008) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Valions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise "Operation Brimstone" off the U.S. East Coast. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Laird/Released)

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SASEBO, Japan (July 28, 2008) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) prepares to drop anchor in Sasebo harbor in Sasebo, Japan during a port call. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. Operating in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean, the U.S. 7th Fleet is the largest of the forward-deployed U.S. fleets covering 52 million square miles, with approximately 50 ships, 120 aircraft and 20,000 Sailors and Marines assigned at any given time. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 28, 2008) Flight deck personnel test catapult 4 before launching aircraft from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise "Operation Brimstone" off the U.S. East Coast. (U.S. Navy Photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew DeWitt/Released)

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07-30-2008, 01:25 PM
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SEVEROMORSK, Russia (July 27, 2008) Sailors stationed aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) march in the Russian Navy Day parade after completing the underway phase of Exercise Northern Eagle 2008. Russian Navy Day is a national holiday established in 1939 and celebrated throughout Russia. Northern Eagle is a 12-day trilateral exercise including the U.S., Russia and Norway held in the Norwegian and Barents seas. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Henry/Released)

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KAHUKU, Hawaii (July 26, 2008) A Canadian soldier assigned to 1st Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry aims his rifle in the direction of enemy fire during an assault operation as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational exercise and is scheduled biennially by the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Participants include the United States, Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel N. Woods/Released)

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KAHUKU, Hawaii (July 26, 2008) Canadian soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry board a Marine Corps CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter during an assault operation as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel N. Woods/Released)

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KAHUKU, Hawaii (July 26, 2008) A Canadian soldier assigned to 1st Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry holds a security position during an assault operation as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel N. Woods/Released)

variable
07-30-2008, 01:46 PM
Very nice pics everybody, thanks a lot for the effort!

I got a question regarding this pic:

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Why is there two shooters and what is the guy-sitting-behind-the-shield's task?

Ben

bd popeye
07-30-2008, 01:46 PM
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Senior Airman Vaughn Mccallum provides defense for an aircraft preparing to take off during mobile aeromedical staging facility training at Fort Bragg's Camp Mackall, N.C., July 10. Airman Mccallum is assigned to the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jon LaDue)

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BAGHDAD, IRAQ - JULY 30: A U.S soldier is seen on July 30, 2008 at the New Al Muthana Air Base in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi Air Force members demonstrated their capability of the Caravan (Cessna 280) ISR aircraft and ground station. Iraqi Air Force ISR provides support to Iraqi Army and intelligence services, Counter Terrorism Bureau, Ministry of Oil, Ministry of Electricity and Directorate of Border Enforcement. Typical missions for the ISR aircraft include urban security, battle space reconnaissance and power line, oil infrastructure, and border surveillance.

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U.S. Army soldiers from Hammer company, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment stands guard as Iraqi men are temporarily detained while their identities are verified in Nahr al-Imam, about 90 kilometers (60 miles) north of Baghdad in Iraq's volatile Diyala province on Wednesday, July 30, 2008.

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Indian police officers found at least nine bombs in the city of Surat, three days after synchronized blasts killed 49 people in Gujarat state's main city of Ahmedabad. All of the bombs were defused, including one here planted near Varacha overbridge in Surat, in Gujarat state.
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A soldier from His Majesty The Kings Guards Band and Drill Team of Norway adjusts his headress during rehearsals for the forthcoming Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Redford Barracks in Edinburgh, Scotland on July 30, 2008.

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A soldier plays his bagpipes while marching with colleagues during rehearsals for the forthcoming Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Redford Barracks in Edinburgh, Scotland on July 30, 2008.

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A soldier from His Majesty The Kings Guards Band and Drill Team of Norway uses his roller ski's during rehearsals for the forthcoming Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Redford Barracks in Edinburgh, Scotland on July 30, 2008.

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SALISBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 30: A soldier from the Afghan National Army takes part in a pre-deployment exercise on Salisbury Plain on July 30 2008 in Wiltshire, England. For the past week-and-a-half the service personal have been training alongside 5,800 Royal Marine, Royal Navy, Army and RAF servicemen as they take part in the Mission Rehearsal Exercise on Salisbury Plain prior to deployment to Afghanistan.

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An Iraqi army soldier stands next to a vehicle damaged in a roadside bomb blast in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, July 30, 2008. A roadside bomb went off Wednesday in east Baghdad, targeting an army patrol, killing one soldier and wounding seven others, police said.

bd popeye
07-30-2008, 01:49 PM
Why is there two shooters and what is the guy-sitting-behind-the-shield's task?

Ben

One of the shooters ,the one in the background, is probaly in training. The sailor sitting down is keeping track of the weight of each aircraft and relaying that info so the proper amount of "cat steam" is applied to the catapult.

Fireball Sanchez
07-30-2008, 02:07 PM
Wow! Fantastic pics Popeye!


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Soldiers from the United States Army Special Operations Command board the MV-22 Osprey aircraft for the first official training mission on July 22, 2008 at Camp Mackall Airfield, N.C.
(Photographer: Pfc. Benjamin Watson : 49th Public Affairs Detachment)
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The MV-22 Osprey takes to the sky from Camp Mackall Airfield, N.C. on July 22, 2008 carrying Soldiers on their first official training mission with the dynamic Marine aircraft.
(Photographer: Pfc. Benjamin Watson : 49th Public Affairs Detachment)
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U.S. Army Sgt. Albert Shy of the 101st Airborne Division, 3-320th Field Artillery Battalion, looks over the cityscape while on the roof of a local Iraqi police station try in Mahmudiyah, Iraq, on July 21, 2008.
(Photographer: Spc. Richard Del Vecchio : Joint Combat Camera Center Iraq)
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Spc. Steven Ogle, native of Loveland, OH, walks past Iraqi citizens during a foot patrol in Shula, Iraq, July 18, 2008. The U.S. Soldier is part of 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
(Photographer: Sgt. Manuel Martinez : Joint Combat Camera Center Iraq)
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Dr. Moriad, an Iraqi contractor speaks with U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey during his visit to the Jameela Market area of the Sadr City District of Baghdad on July 21, 2008. Gen. Casey visited Joint Security Station Sadr City, Combat Out Post Callahan and the Jameela in an effort to see first hand the accomplishments of Task Force Gold and the Task Force Regulars 1-6 Infantry Regiment. The two organizations have been working hand and hand to revitalize the area by refurbishing schools, parks, businesses and pools.
(Photographer: Tech Sgt. Cohen Young : Joint Combat Camera Center Iraq)
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U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Blacker, along with Sgt. Enrique Luniga, prepare to check local Iraqi residents who are attending a ceremony for a new local school in Mahmudiyah, Iraq, on July 23, 2008.
(Photographer: Joint Combat Camera Center Iraq)

helomech
07-30-2008, 02:08 PM
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Those fixed aircraft in the background are Cessna 208A or 208B Caravans

Ali Baba
07-30-2008, 02:18 PM
Great Pics Everyone, Love the Canadian Forces ones.

samourai13000
07-30-2008, 02:33 PM
French Marine on the USS Theodore Roosevelt

Fireball Sanchez
07-30-2008, 02:34 PM
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Marines with Company C, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 1, drive Mine Resistant Vehicles called "Buffalos" to search for improvised explosive devices in the streets of Karma, Iraq during a night operation, July 23, 2008.
(Photographer: Cpl. Chris Mann : Regimental Combat Team 1)
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Marines with Company C, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 1, search for improvised explosive devices in the streets of Karma, Iraq during a night operation, July 23, 2008. Engineers look through trash piles to search for potential dangers.
(Photographer: Cpl. Chris Mann : Regimental Combat Team 1)
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Marines with Company C, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 1, search for improvised explosive devices in the streets of Karma, Iraq during a night operation, July 23, 2008. Engineers use Mine Resistant Vehicles called "Buffalos" to search out roads for IEDs.
(Photographer: Cpl. Chris Mann : Regimental Combat Team 1)
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Lance Cpl. Jeremy D. Mitz, a buffalo arm operator with Company C, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 1, uses the mechanical arm on a Mine Resistant Vehicle to search for improvised explosive devices in the streets of Karma, Iraq during a night operation, July 23, 2008. Mitz, a 26-year-old from McMurray, Pa., uses the arm after explosives have been detected by another vehicle in the convoy.
(Photographer: Cpl. Chris Mann : Regimental Combat Team 1)
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Sgt. Benjamin LeBeau, a Kernersville, N.C., native, provides security as members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad assess a market in the northern Baghdad district of Adhamiyah, July 29, 2008. LeBeau is a member of the Command Security Detachment, 3rd BCT, 4th Inf. Div.
(Photographer: Maj. Michael Humphreys : 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs)
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Maj. Byron Sarchet, a Colorado Springs, Colo., native, talks to an Iraqi shop owner during a patrol in the Adhamiyah District of northern Baghdad during a patrol, July 29, 2008. Sarche is the information operations officer for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad.
(Photographer: Maj. Michael Humphreys : 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs)
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Spc. Michael Cox, a Kirkwood, Mo., native, films a scene during a patrol in northern Baghdad’s Adhamiyah District, July 29, 2008. Cox is a broadcast journalist with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad.
(Photographer: Maj. Michael Humphreys : 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

LTGunner
07-30-2008, 02:49 PM
LTGunner Note: The lead vessel is a CG not a DDG.... It may be CG 70 USS Lake Erie as noted in the RIMPAC 2008 arrival pics : http://www.c3f.navy.mil/RIMPAC_2008/Images_arrival_jun26_page_2_rimpac08.html

Just a follow-up to the caption in the pics on reply #9: I contacted the Photographer (via e-mail) and he stated it was a mis-caption by Navy Newsstand. A request has been submitted to correct the caption.

Wow, fast response from USN Hawai'i Navy News Navy Region Public Affairs! Thanks Chief!

Churchill_MD
07-30-2008, 02:50 PM
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Am I wrong or is he carrying some some stuff on his back other than ESAPI ;-) ?
this pocket seems pretty full... this could hamper the QR.

bd popeye
07-30-2008, 02:52 PM
Just a follow-up to the caption in the pics on reply #9: I contacted the Photographer (via e-mail) and he stated it was a mis-caption by Navy Newsstand. A request has been submitted to correct the caption.

Wow, fast response from USN Hawai'i Navy News Navy Region Public Affairs! Thanks Chief!

Every time I ever contacted them they have only responded once...jeez..

He219
07-30-2008, 02:52 PM
Nice pix guys!
:D


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U.S. Soldiers from Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division approach the moat side of the Wistani Gate, one of the remaining four gates leading into the al-Rahseed district of Baghdad, Iraq, July 27, 2008. The Soldiers are there to ensure the site has not been tampered with by vandals. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian D. Lehnhardt/Released)
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U.S. Army Spc. Nicholas Tripp, from Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, looks at the remains of the Wistani Gate, one of the remaining four gates leading into the al-Rahseed district of Baghdad, Iraq, July 27, 2008. The Soldiers are there to ensure the site has not been tampered with by vandals. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian D. Lehnhardt/Released)
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U.S. Soldiers walk around the Wistani Gate, one of four ancient gates into Baghdad, during a foot patrol in the Rasheed district of the city in Iraq July 27, 2008. The Soldiers from Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division are patrolling the area to ensure that the site has not been vandalized. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Brian D. Lehnhardt, U.S. Army. (Released)

Fireball Sanchez
07-30-2008, 03:11 PM
Thanks Popeye, you hear from He? He gonna be away from the site because of the shake up yesterday or is he good?...... Oh well that answers my question! Great Pics He!

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Spc. Sebastian Klui, a Lincoln Park, N.J., native, ground guides a Stryker armored vehicle during a patrol in the Istaqlal Qada, northeast of Baghdad, July 27, 2008, while working to assist in establishing essential services in the area. Klui serves as an infantryman with Company B, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds,” 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Warrior,” 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad.
(Photographer: Sgt. Brad Willeford : 2nd Stryker Brigade 25th Infantry Division)
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Spc. Sebastian Klui, a Lincoln Park, N.J., native, stands guard during a patrol in the Istaqlal Qada, northeast of Baghdad, July 27, 2007. Klui serves as an infantryman with Company B, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds,” 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Warrior,” 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad.
(Photographer: Sgt. Brad Willeford : 2nd Stryker Brigade 25th Infantry Division)
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Spc. Sebastian Klui, a Lincoln Park, N.J., native, walks along the side of a road during a patrol in the Istaqlal Qada, northeast of Baghdad, July 27, 2008, to assess checkpoints in area. Klui serves as an infantryman with Company B, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds,” 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Warrior,” 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad.
(Photographer: Sgt. Brad Willeford : 2nd Stryker Brigade 25th Infantry Division)
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A Coldsteel Soldier with 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, patrols an area near Balad, Iraq during a severe sandstorm. The Coldsteel element teamed up with Iraqi security forces during Operation Balls Pursuit to track down enemy fighters in the area.
(Photographer: Sgt. Richard Rzepka : 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)
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A Coldsteel Soldier from 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, clears a building once used by enemy fighters during Operation Balls Pursuit. Battling fierce sandstorms and intense heat, the Soldiers teamed up with Iraqi security forces near Balad, Iraq, to track down enemy fighters in the area.
(Photographer: Sgt. Richard Rzepka : 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)
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Iraqi soldiers eat chow during a sandstorm near Balad, Iraq during Operation Balls Pursuit. The Iraqis teamed up with Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, to track down enemy fighters in the area.
(Photographer: Sgt. Richard Rzepka : 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)
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A building once used by enemy fighters near Balad, Iraq now stands abandoned.
(Photographer: Sgt. Richard Rzepka : 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)
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A Coldsteel Soldier with 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division makes time to eat during Operation Balls Pursuit near Balad, Iraq. Battling fierce sandstorms and intense heat, the Soldiers teamed up with Iraqi security forces near Balad, Iraq, to track down enemy fighters in the area.
(Photographer: Sgt. Richard Rzepka : 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)
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A Coldsteel Soldier with 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, patrols an area near Balad, Iraq during a severe sandstorm. The Coldsteel element teamed up with Iraqi security forces during Operation Balls Pursuit to track down enemy fighters in the area.
(Photographer: Sgt. Richard Rzepka : 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)
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Coldsteel Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, patrol an area near Balad, Iraq during a severe sandstorm. The Coldsteel element teamed up with Iraqi security forces during Operation Balls Pursuit to track down enemy fighters in the area.
(Photographer: Sgt. Richard Rzepka : 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)
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A Coldsteel Soldier with 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, watches for enemy activity while a local woman rests during a sandstorm near Balad, Iraq.
(Photographer: Sgt. Richard Rzepka : 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)
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Coldsteel Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, patrol an area near Balad, Iraq during a severe sandstorm. The Coldsteel element teamed up with Iraqi security forces during Operation Balls Pursuit to track down enemy fighters in the area
(Photographer: Sgt. Richard Rzepka : 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Messiah UKF
07-30-2008, 03:15 PM
Land Rover Snatch 2 vehicle (L) and two Jackal high mobility weapons platforms take part in a mission rehearsal exercise by the 3 Commando Brigade (Royal Marines) on Salisbury Plains, Wiltshire, southern England, ahead of their August deployment to Afghanistan, on July 30, 2008.

I know you don't write the captions, but the left vehicle is an EWMIK, not a Snatch 2.

marc_I_AM_CANADIAN
07-30-2008, 03:17 PM
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have you notice all the flags they carry one their vehicules, I guess they don't want to be shoot at by the insurgees....

He219
07-30-2008, 03:21 PM
Nice pix bz! It's all good here ..
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Shiite pilgrims walk across Sarafiyah Bridge on their way to the Kadhamiyah shrine in Baghdad, Iraq, July 29, 2008. The bridge was destroyed last year by insurgents and reopened to traffic in early 2008. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Lorie Jewell, U.S. Army. (Released)
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Shiite pilgrims make their way across the Tigris River in Baghdad, Iraq, July 29, 2008, as they head for the shrine of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim in Kadhamiyah. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Lorie Jewell/Released)

Churchill_MD
07-30-2008, 03:24 PM
have you notice all the flags they carry one their vehicules, I guess they don't want to be shoot at by the insurgees....

well, do you really think this helps? taking into consideration all the attacks aimed specifically against the iraqi personnel (e.g. police stations), I think this is just to manifest their patriotism.

somedude
07-30-2008, 03:28 PM
Thanks gents for the kind words! EMT.. you

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Looks like the first guy's head is too big for his mask- caused a hole already! And the second guy's mouth opening seems inordinately large.

He219
07-30-2008, 03:35 PM
Looks like the first guy's head is too big for his mask- caused a hole already! And the second guy's mouth opening seems inordinately large.
Anyone seen Boondock Saints?
:lol:

http://www.youtube.com/v/rXnM6vm57r0&hl=en&fs=1

Swedish Chef
07-30-2008, 03:38 PM
Thanks God you're alive :). Nice to hear you woot
Thanks, Swi! :D Being away from home for four nights a week doesn't leave much time for the internet. But I'll try to stop by those days I'm home.

He219
07-30-2008, 03:42 PM
Hey Chef, nice to hear from ya buddy!
:D

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Iraqi soldiers conduct a patrol with U.S. Soldiers in Saydiyeh, Baghdad, Iraq, July 22, 2008. The U.S. Soldiers are from Scout Platoon attached to Apache Company, 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joan E. Kretschmer/Released)

bd popeye
07-30-2008, 03:53 PM
Ya' know I know it's been said many times..but I remember how the Iraqi army looked a few very short years ago. It was a rag tag bunch....But look at em' now!..Them fellas look more professional each and every day.

I tip my "cover" to the US Army for training them.

Swedish Chef
07-30-2008, 04:01 PM
Hey Chef, nice to hear from ya buddy!
:D
Right back at ya, mate! :D

Churchill_MD
07-30-2008, 04:01 PM
Looks like the first guy's head is too big for his mask- caused a hole already! And the second guy's mouth opening seems inordinately large.

I think I recognize the second one. It's the guy from Aerosmith or the guy from Rolling Stones :-D

MichaelF
07-30-2008, 04:12 PM
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OMG! CLOVERFIELD!

Ravage
07-30-2008, 04:26 PM
Nope, just free beer p-)

CantGetRight
07-30-2008, 04:30 PM
Nice pix bz! It's all good here ..
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that is excellent to see it completed, whas quite a blow when they took out this bridge and many others last year

SBL
07-30-2008, 04:44 PM
Excellent, excellent pics today. Thanks guys!woot

kawaiku
07-30-2008, 05:17 PM
^^Agreed. Some very good pictures today. Tho there seem to be a few repeated but they're all gravy.

ZoneOne
07-30-2008, 05:29 PM
Nope, just free beer p-)

I'll take free beer :)

He219
07-30-2008, 05:52 PM
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Those fixed aircraft in the background are Cessna 208A or 208B Caravans

Good eye ..
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Aircraft belonging to Iraqi Air Force are seen on July 30, 2008 at the New Al Muthana Air Base in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi Air Force members demonstrated their capability of the Caravan (Cessna 280) ISR aircraft and ground station. Iraqi Air Force ISR provides support to Iraqi Army and intelligence services, Counter Terrorism Bureau, Ministry of Oil, Ministry of Electricity and Directorate of Border Enforcement. Typical missions for the ISR aircraft include urban security, battle space reconnaissance and power line, oil infrastructure, and border surveillance.
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Iraqi air force members and their U.S trainers are seen near the Iraqi air force Caravan (Cessna 280) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft on July 30, 2008 at the New Al Muthana Air Base in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi Air Force members demonstrated their capability of the Caravan (Cessna 280) ISR aircraft and ground station. Iraqi Air Force ISR provides support to Iraqi Army and intelligence services, Counter Terrorism Bureau, Ministry of Oil, Ministry of Electricity and Directorate of Border Enforcement. Typical missions for the ISR aircraft include urban security, battle space reconnaissance and power line, oil infrastructure, and border surveillance.
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A U.S. soldier stands guard while the Iraqi Air Force demonstrate the capability of the Caravan (Cessna 280) ISR aircraft in New Al-Muthana Air Base in Baghdad July 30, 2008. Typical missions for the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Aircraft (ISR) aircraft include urban security, battlespace reconnaissance and power line, oil infrastructure, and border surveillance.
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A recent picture taken by the Iraqi air force Caravan (Cessna 280) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft is seen on July 30, 2008 at the New Al Muthana Air Base in Baghdad, Iraq
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An Iraqi air force member shows recent pictures taken by the Iraqi air force Caravan (Cessna 280) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft on July 30, 2008 at the New Al Muthana Air Base in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi Air Force members demonstrated their capability of the Caravan (Cessna 280) ISR aircraft and ground station. Iraqi Air Force ISR provides support to Iraqi Army and intelligence services, Counter Terrorism Bureau, Ministry of Oil, Ministry of Electricity and Directorate of Border Enforcement. Typical missions for the ISR aircraft include urban security, battle space reconnaissance and power line, oil infrastructure, and border surveillance.

guest
07-30-2008, 05:57 PM
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So basically, you guys built this thing so you could bombard Toronto, from the water...
A repeat of the burning of York?

Lt-Col A. Tack
07-30-2008, 10:49 PM
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U.S. Soldiers walk around the Wistani Gate, one of four ancient gates into Baghdad, during a foot patrol in the Rasheed district of the city in Iraq July 27, 2008. The Soldiers from Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division are patrolling the area to ensure that the site has not been vandalized. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Brian D. Lehnhardt, U.S. Army. (Released)

Reminds me quite of lot of for Fort Zinderneuf; anybody else?

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Neat!

Sloppy Joe2
07-31-2008, 01:00 AM
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have you notice all the flags they carry one their vehicules, I guess they don't want to be shoot at by the insurgees.... dude you have it all backwards, just by displaying that flag they make themselves a bigger target then Coalition vehicles. it shows they are not afraid and they believe in their new nation. you can easily see change in the situation in Iraq by the number of homes and vehicles displaying the new Iraqi flag, it is a very brave thing to do and they do it because they believe in it.


well, do you really think this helps? taking into consideration all the attacks aimed specifically against the iraqi personnel (e.g. police stations), I think this is just to manifest their patriotism. exactly!

goat89
07-31-2008, 02:30 AM
Nice pics today! Thx!

dc_b4.mc
07-31-2008, 04:19 AM
U.S. Soldiers walk around the Wistani Gate, one of four ancient gates into Baghdad, during a foot patrol in the Rasheed district of the city in Iraq July 27, 2008. The Soldiers from Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division are patrolling the area to ensure that the site has not been vandalized. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Brian D. Lehnhardt, U.S. Army

Weren't all those ancient buidlings destroyed by US invaders, as the media reported?rofl

samourai13000
07-31-2008, 05:47 AM
US soldier in Al-Askari (south of Baqouba)

samourai13000
07-31-2008, 05:50 AM
Iraki police in Baqouba

Evil Dick
07-31-2008, 11:30 AM
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LTGunner Note: The lead vessel is a CG not a DDG.... It may be CG 70 USS Lake Erie as noted in the RIMPAC 2008 arrival pics : http://www.c3f.navy.mil/RIMPAC_2008/Images_arrival_jun26_page_2_rimpac08.html

Actually, the fourth ship behind the sail boat is a Perry Class Frigate. Since this is in Hawaii, it is likely either the Crommelin (FFG-37) or my old command, Reuben James (FFG-57).