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03-07-2006, 12:42 PM
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USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are currently underway in the Atlantic Ocean participating in Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX is an intermediate-level strike group exercise designed to forge the strike group into a cohesive, fighting team. COMPTUEX is a critical step in the pre-deployment training cycle. U.S. Navy Illustration by Draftsman 2nd Class Sabrina Parker
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USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are currently underway in the Atlantic Ocean participating in Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX is an intermediate-level strike group exercise designed to forge the strike group into a cohesive, fighting team. COMPTUEX is a critical step in the pre-deployment training cycle. U.S. Navy Illustration by Draftsman 2nd Class Sabrina Parker
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Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Rob Gaston, takes digital photographs from a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter assigned to the "Bay Raiders" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two Eight (HSC-28) during a replenishment. USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are currently underway conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Devonte Jones


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Squadron personnel conduct routine morning operations as they pass through the Strait of Gibraltar aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8) are underway on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Javier Capella
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Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Kenneth Akers observes as ship security personnel enter the foc'sle aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during a tactical movement training exercise. Lincoln and embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are deploying on a six-month deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman James R. Evans
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Fifty-caliber machine-gun Mount Captain, Aviation Ordnanceman Mark Hubbard awaits orders before participating in a Pre-aim Calibration Fire (PACFIRE) off of the fantail aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln and embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are deploying on a six-month deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Timothy C. Roache Jr.
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An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the "Tigertails" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Two Five (VAW-125) taxi on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is underway conducting Tailored Ship's Training Availability/Final Evaluation Period. U.S. Navy photo by Lithographer 3rd Class Sharay Bennett
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An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Wildcats" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Three One (VFA-131), prepare to land aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is underway conducting Tailored Ship's Training Availability/Final Evaluation Period. U.S. Navy photo by Lithographer 3rd Class Sharay Bennett
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A landing signalman enlisted directs a landing of a SH-60 Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the "Bay Raiders" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two Eight (HSC-28) onto the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise and embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are currently underway conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Milosz Reterski
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A Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) loaded with equipment from the 31st Marine Service Support Group (MSSG) makes its way toward the stern gate of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). The joint efforts of more than 500 AFP and U.S. medical, dental, engineer and protection personnel were able to bring medical and dental support to more than 11,000 Filipino people and 504 animals, along with building four elementary schools. Harpers Ferry and Elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are participating in Balikatan 2006, an annual bilateral combined Republic of the Philippines and U. S. military exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 2nd Class Brian P. Biller
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A member of Beachmaster Unit One, (BMU-1) Detachment Western Pacific guides a Landing Caraft, Air Cushion (LCAC) onto the beach to load U.S. service members and equipment assigned to the 31st Marine Service Support Group (MSSG). The joint efforts of more than 500 AFP and U.S. medical, dental, engineer and protection personnel were able to bring medical and dental support to more than 11,000 Filipino people and 504 animals, along with building four elementary schools. USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and Elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are participating in Balikatan 2006, an annual bilateral combined Republic of the Philippines and U. S. military exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 2nd Class Brian P. Biller
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Townspeople from the local village of Tiptipon gather near the beach to bid farewell to U.S. service members assigned to the 31st Marine Service Support Group (MSSG) following a Civil Action Project in their village. The joint efforts of more than 500 AFP and U.S. medical, dental, engineer and protection personnel were able to bring medical and dental support to more than 11,000 Filipino people and 504 animals, along with building four elementary schools. Harpers Ferry and Elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are participating in Balikatan 2006, an annual bilateral combined Republic of the Philippines and U.S. military exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 2nd Class Brian P. Biller
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Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Service Support Group (MSSG) load equipment on a Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) on the island of Jolo, before heading out toward the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). The joint efforts of more than 500 AFP and U.S. medical, dental, engineer and protection personnel were able to bring medical and dental support to more than 11,000 Filipino people and 504 animals, along with building four elementary schools. Harpers Ferry and Elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are participating in Balikatan 2006, an annual bilateral combined Republic of the Philippines and U.S. military exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 2nd Class Brian P. Biller
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Staff Sgt. David Lyle, from Task Force Marshall, trains Sailors in urban warefare tactics at the South Carolina Army National Guard’s McCrady Training Center. Photo by Chris Rasmussen.
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Pfc. Richard Enz, from the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, provides security for fellow Soldiers as they search for weapons caches and terrorists in Mosul, Iraq. Photo by Tech. Sgt. John Foster.
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Soldiers from the 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division await air transport back to base after a successful operation in Remagen, Iraq. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Shawn Hussong.
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Marines with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment cross a bridge to an island in Alus, Iraq, during Operation Minotaur Feb. 26, 2006. The Marines searched for weapons caches, spoke with locals and searched for insurgents. The operation was aimed at clearing more than nine kilometers of riverbank and several small villages south of Haqlaniyah – a town along the Euphrates River in Al Anbar Province. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Adam C. Schnell
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U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick D. Guild digs for a possible hidden weapons cache while Lance Cpl. Casey W. Beeman, metal detector in hand, watches. Both Marines, infantrymen with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, were looking for hidden weapons caches in Alus, Iraq, during Operation Minotaur Feb. 26, 2006. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Adam C. Schnell
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U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick D. Guild, a Marine infantryman and team leader with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, talks to a local villager during Operation Minotaur in Khaffajiyah, Iraq, Feb. 26, 2006. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Adam C. Schnell
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U.S. Marines walk up a hill while sweeping for weapons caches near the Euphrates River in Khaffajiyah, Iraq, during Operation Minotaur Feb. 26, 2006. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Adam C. Schnell

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03-07-2006, 01:10 PM
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In this photo provided by Christian Peacemaker Teams, Tom Fox, seated right, 54, of Clear Brook, Va., is shown at a summer camp in an undated photo. Arab television broadcast a new videotape Tuesday, March 7, 2006 showing three Christian peace activists taken hostage in Iraq last year, but Fox was not seen in the footage. (AP Photo/Christian Peacemaker Teams Iraq, File)
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An Iraqi soldier climbs into a truck waiting for distribution at the Iraqi Army's national supply center at Taji air base 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 7, 2006. Despite aggressive American training in combat operations, the Iraqi Army has been plagued by supply and pay problems. (AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg)
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An Iraqi Army paymaster counts out a fellow soldier's monthly wages, equivalent to about $300, at Taji air base 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 7, 2006. Despite aggressive American training in combat operations, the Iraqi Army has been plagued by supply and pay problems. (AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg)
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An Iraqi girl carrying a plastic container goes with her relative to market to buy gasoline, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 7, 2006. Frequent curfews and explosions in Baghdad and surrounding areas have increased the shortage of fuel and other essential items. (AP Photo/Mohammed Hato)
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Qais al-Sharaa cuts the hair of a customer in his barbershop in Baghdad, as brother-in-law Jassim Moussawi, left, and cleaner Rassoul Eidi walk behind, Feb. 19, 2006. Al-Sharaa's shop sits on the corner of Firdous Square only meters from the spot where the most lasting image of the Iraq invasion unfolded _ U.S. Marines hauling down a statue of the fallen ruler on April 9, 2003. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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Iraqi women holds a poster of Iraqi prime minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari during a pro-Jaafari demonstration, in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 7, 2006. Iraq's president failed in a bid to order parliament into session by March 12, further delaying formation of a government. (AP Photo/ Nabil Al-Juarni)
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Iraqi children gather near a destroyed car after a car bomb attack in Baquba, March 7, 2006. *******/Helmiy al-Azawi
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Palestinians protest in the West Bank city of Ramallah, in support of the release of foreign hostages being held in Iraq, in December 2005. Two Canadians and a Briton working for a Christian peace group kidnapped in Iraq three months ago issued a new plea for their release, according to a video broadcast on Al-Jazeera.(AFP/File/Jamal Aruri)
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A candle lit vigil is held by foreign Christian Peacemaker Teams activists and Palestinians in the divided West Bank town of Hebron for the four members of CPT. Two Canadians and a Briton working for a Christian peace group kidnapped in Iraq about three months ago pleaded for help from Gulf leaders, according to a video broadcast on Al-Jazeera .(AFP/File/Hazem Bader)
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A man injured by a car bomb blast is taken to hospital, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 7, 2006. At least seven people were reported killed and 11 injured Tuesday in scattered bombings, mortar and gun fire in Iraq's beleaguered capital, police said. Iraq's president failed in a bid to order parliament into session by March 12, further delaying formation of a government and raising questions whether the political process can withstand the unrelenting violence or disintegrate into civil war. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
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Iraqs view the wreckage of a car bomb blast in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 7, 2006. At least seven people were reported killed and 11 injured Tuesday, in scattered bombings, mortar and gun fire in Iraq's beleaguered capital, police said, as Iraq's president failed in a bid to order parliament into session by March 12, further delaying formation of a government and raising questions whether the political process can withstand the unrelenting violence or disintegrate into civil war. (AP Photo/Mohammed Hato)
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U.S. soldiers leave from the site of a car bomb blast after doing preliminary investigations, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 7, 2006. At least seven people were reported killed and 11 injured Tuesday in scattered bombings, mortar and gun fire in Iraq's beleaguered capital, police said, as Iraq's president failed in a bid to order parliament into session by March 12, further delaying formation of a government and raising questions whether the political process can withstand the unrelenting violence or disintegrate into civil war.(AP Photo/Mohammed Hato)
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A man injured by a car bomb blast recovers in a hospital, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 7, 2006. At least seven people were reported killed and 11 injured Tuesday in scattered bombings, mortar and gun fire in Iraq's beleaguered capital, police said, as Iraq's president failed in a bid to order parliament into session by March 12, further delaying formation of a government and raising questions whether the political process can withstand the unrelenting violence or disintegrate into civil war.(AP Photo/Mohammed Hato)
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A family walks past the site of a car bomb blast, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 7, 2006. At least seven people were reported killed and 11 injured Tuesday in scattered bombings, mortar and gun fire in Iraq's beleaguered capital, police said, as Iraq's president failed in a bid to order parliament into session by March 12, further delaying formation of a government and raising questions whether the political process can withstand the unrelenting violence or disintegrate into civil war. (AP Photo/Mohammed Hato)
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An Iraqi man walks past unexploded ordnance next to the wreckage of a car bomb blast, in Baghdad,Iraq, Tuesday, March 7, 2006.At least seven people were reported killed and 11 injured Tuesday in scattered bombings, mortar and gun fire in Iraq's beleaguered capital, police said, as Iraq's president failed in a bid to order parliament into session by March 12, further delaying formation of a government and raising questions whether the political process can withstand the unrelenting violence or disintegrate into civil war.(AP Photo/Mohammed Hato)
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Iraqi firemen extinguish a fire after a car exploded in Basra, 550 Km (341miles) south of Baghdad, March 6, 2006. Police said four persons were wounded in the blast and they are still determining the cause of the explosion. Picture taken March 6, 2006. *******/Atef Hassan
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An Iraqi soldier secures the site where a car was destroyed in an unknown explosion in the southern city of Basra. Most Americans believe the sectarian violence in Iraq is building up to a civil war, and more than half think US troops should begin to withdraw from that country, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll published.(AFP/Essam Al Sudani)
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A car burns after it exploded in Basra, 550 Km (341miles) south of Baghdad, March 6, 2006. Police said four persons were wounded in the blast and they are still determining the cause of the explosion. Picture taken March 6, 2006. *******/Atef Hassan
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A U.S. soldier (R) talks to an Iraqi man near the scene of a car bomb attack in Baghdad March 7, 2006. A civilian was killed and his wife was wounded when a car bomb struck at a U.S. patrol in western Baghdad, police said. *******/Thaier al-Sudani
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Iraqi residents walk on a road near the scene of a car bomb attack in Baghdad March 7, 2006. A civilian was killed and his wife was wounded when a car bomb struck at a U.S. patrol in western Baghdad, police said. *******/Thaier al-Sudani
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Iraqi firemen hose down a car after a car bomb attack in Baghdad March 7, 2006. A civilian was killed and his wife was wounded when a car bomb struck at a U.S. patrol in western Baghdad, police said. *******/Thaier al-Sudani
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Wreckage of a car used as a car bomb lies on a street after an attack in Baghdad March 7, 2006. A civilian was killed and his wife was wounded when a car bomb struck at a U.S. patrol in western Baghdad, police said. *******/Thaier al-Sudani
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British troops prepare to go on patrol in Basra. Britain will pull most of its troops from Iraq by the middle of 2008 under a phased withdrawal that could begin within months, Britain's top army officer there said in an interview(AFP/File/Essam Al-Sudani)
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Australian Defence Minister Brendan Nelson (2nd L) meets Australian soldiers at the Al Muthanna Task Group base at Camp Smitty in southern Iraq, March 5, 2006. Australia has committed its forces to remain in Iraq into 2007, media reports said on March 7, 2006. Picture taken March 5, 2006. EDITORIAL USE ONLY *******/Australian Department of Defence/Handout
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Iraqi police inspect ammunitions recovered near a mosque in Basra, 341miles south of Baghdad March 6, 2006. *******/Atef Hassan
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Australian Defence Minister Brendan Nelson (C) and the Australian Joint Task Force Commander Brigadier Paul Symon (L) arrive at the Al Muthanna Task Group base at Camp Smitty in southern Iraq, March 5, 2006. Australia has committed its forces to remain in Iraq into 2007, media reports said on March 7, 2006. Picture taken March 5, 2006. EDITORIAL USE ONLY SOLDIER'S FACE MASKED AT SOURCE *******/Australian Department of Defence/Handout
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British soldiers stand near the body of their comrade killed in Amara about 230 miles southeast of Baghdad February 28, 2006. Britain plans to pull out nearly all its soldiers from Iraq by the summer of 2008, with the first withdrawals within weeks, a top military commander said in an interview published on Tuesday. *******/Salah Thani
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An Iraqi soldier holds a weapon aboard a tank in Baghdad March 6, 2006. *******/Mohammed Ameen
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An Iraqi woman walks past the wreckage of a car following an explosion in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, March 6, 2006. A series of explosions rocked the Iraqi Monday, killing at least four people, wounding 20 and ending a relative lull in bombings over the past several days days. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
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An Iraqi man walks past a burning car, in Basra, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, March 6, 2006. Two men were burned to death in their car after shootout with Iraqi police in the southern city Monday, and security officials said the victims were British citizens. In London, a foreign official spokesman said he was aware of unsubstantiated reports of an incident involving non-Arabs. (AP Photo /Nabil Al-Jurani)
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Iraqi fire fighters try to extinguish a fire in a car, in Basra, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, March 6, 2006. Two men were burned to death in their car after shootout with Iraqi police in the southern city Monday, and security officials said the victims were British citizens. In London, a foreign official spokesman said he was aware of unsubstantiated reports of an incident involving non-Arabs. (AP Photo /Nabil Al-Jurani)
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Iraqi people view a burned car, in Basra, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, March 6, 2006. Two men were burned to death in their car after shootout with Iraqi police in the southern city Monday, and security officials said the victims were British citizens. In London, a foreign official spokesman said he was aware of unsubstantiated reports of an incident involving non-Arabs. (AP Photo /Nabil Al-Jurani)
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Iraqis comfort each other during the funeral of Sheikh Tarek Abdullah Ibrahim al-Obeidi of the powerful Obeidi tribe in the northern city of Kirkuk. Al-Obeidi was killed in a roadside bomb in the Sunni rebel bastion in Hawijah, northern Iraq. At least 13 people were killed Monday in a series of bombings and shootings across Iraq as US-led coalition forces were accused of widespread human rights abuses in the strife-torn country.(AFP/Marwan Ibrahim)

Doomsayer
03-07-2006, 01:39 PM
are aussies also using MICH helmets ?

Sir Zach of R.
03-07-2006, 01:40 PM
What's up with the MEU Marines taking the handguards off their M16s?

scrybe
03-07-2006, 01:45 PM
http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/image1.nsf/Lookup/200636225216/$file/060208-M-2061L-025LR.jpg
HIRES (http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/image1.nsf/ae82f18a8e1b160b852568ba007e7e5e/d28264407eca92b48525712a0015440a/$FILE/060208-M-2061L-025.jpg)

http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/image1.nsf/Lookup/20063622504/$file/060208-M-2061L-008LR.jpg
HIRES (http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/image1.nsf/ae82f18a8e1b160b852568ba007e7e5e/6b95a96625f7a0ed8525712a00151040/$FILE/060208-M-2061L-008.jpg)

No handguards on that M16? Wonder why...

ammotech
03-07-2006, 01:56 PM
No handguards on that M16? Wonder why...

They had the railed handguards with attachments (light/laser ect.) but instead of taking each item off the rail for training (if the scenario does not require it) they just removed the whole rail.

Just a guess.

Chulo
03-07-2006, 02:02 PM
http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20060307/i/r1479674232.jpg?x=236&y=345&sig=oQ2CRcydnlvnqr.ffiHh1w--
thats one FAT baby! .. fat, angry and hungry.. must have not gotten his milk treats

kapral
03-07-2006, 02:19 PM
No handguards on that M16? Wonder why...

I suppose these are FX/simmunition training. sometimes they don't have handguards or picatinny rails

scrybe
03-07-2006, 02:49 PM
I suppose these are FX/simmunition training. sometimes they don't have handguards or picatinny rails
Yea that's kind of what I was thinking. I've seen that before. It's hard to tell if it's even got a gas tube on it though. Looks like he has a butt-stock mag holder on it too....

G-Capo
03-07-2006, 02:54 PM
Great images,Any more of Lula in London?

Zarathustra
03-07-2006, 03:05 PM
good pics thanks

kapral
03-07-2006, 03:21 PM
How many times do these guys get fing taught - if you talk to someone TAKE YOUR BLOODY SHADES OFF
Interesting point. Is that some kind of cultural offence to them? or just courtesy?

Swedish Chef
03-07-2006, 03:26 PM
Thank you very much SS! woot

Digital Marine
03-07-2006, 03:34 PM
Interesting point. Is that some kind of cultural offence to them? or just courtesy?

Common courtesy. It's also a nice gesture when they take their shades off when they talk to someone... might change their idea about the Marines/soldiers.

BMF_EOD
03-07-2006, 03:42 PM
But they are also taught that eye protection can save your eyesight and is a critical piece of your "armor".

Createdeemcee
03-07-2006, 03:42 PM
yup simunitions,

some of the barrels are crude and incomplete.

Digital Marine
03-07-2006, 03:44 PM
But they are also taught that eye protection can save your eyesight and is a critical piece of your "armor".

That is true as well.



http://www.defenselink.mil/transformation/images/photos/2006-03/photoessays/tpi030706b3.jpg

Anyone got a highres of this one, or knows what kind of rucksack they're wearing?

Adumb
03-07-2006, 03:50 PM
Anyone got a highres of this one, or knows what kind of rucksack they're wearing?
HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/060303-N-4772B-165.jpg) :)

Digital Marine
03-07-2006, 03:55 PM
HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/060303-N-4772B-165.jpg) :)

Thanks!:) :)

Royal
03-07-2006, 04:01 PM
But they are also taught that eye protection can save your eyesight and is a critical piece of your "armor".

If you're close enough to shake hands with a guy, eye protection does squat - if he's gonna blow himself up, you're pink mist, if the incoming is from elsewhere he's gonna get it too, so pay the poor bastard the common courtesies.

Force Protection at all costs kills more people than it saves (Fact. At least in the UK armed forces) through heat stress and increased physical and mental fatigue leading to vehicular and weapon/ammo related incidents.

BMF_EOD
03-07-2006, 04:20 PM
In the last year insurgents have been placing secondary devices in the areas the expect responders to arrive after a bombing. This is a prevelant tactic that I am not worried about a suicide bomber at close range- I am worried about the artillery round 100ft + away that creates secondary rock and debri hazards. It's not really polite to talk to a guy holding an automatic weapon with body armor on either but unfortunately it is a necessity.

charge_8
03-07-2006, 04:25 PM
It is policy that you shall keep eye protection on at all times while out on patrol. While the guy next to him may not blow himself up, what about another IED hidden near by in order to kill ISF or US forces after an IED attack. Don’t think for a minute that we are culturally ignorant. Our interpreters often explain why we wear the protective gear to locals. Why we sometimes turn down tea or sweets. Most of the Iraqis that I deal with (ISF and Civilian) now understand. I would rather explain my perceived cultural ignorance to an Iraqi and keep my eye site.

Fliptape
03-07-2006, 04:46 PM
http://img348.imageshack.us/img348/2839/cookie0yd.jpg

kapral
03-07-2006, 04:55 PM
That is true as well.



http://www.defenselink.mil/transformation/images/photos/2006-03/photoessays/tpi030706b3.jpg

Anyone got a highres of this one, or knows what kind of rucksack they're wearing?

ILBE. It consist of Main rucksack an smaller assault one with camelbak. interesting is, that ILBE has SAPI or something similliar pockets inside :)

Adumb
03-07-2006, 05:36 PM
http://www.dvidshub.net/media/thumbs/img/0603/16325.jpg
HIRES (http://www.dvidshub.net/img_show.php?id=16325)

A Paratrooper from 2nd Bn, 325th AIR takes aim at an enemy sniper while clearing a rooftop during the 2nd BCT's Joint Forced Entry Exercise.
http://www.dvidshub.net/media/thumbs/img/0603/16326.jpg
HIRES (http://www.dvidshub.net/img_show.php?id=16326)

A Paratrooper from 2nd Bn, 325th AIR pulls security on a rooftop after clearing it of enemy forces during the 2nd BCT's Joint Forced Entry Exercise.
http://www.dvidshub.net/media/thumbs/img/0603/16327.jpg
HIRES (http://www.dvidshub.net/img_show.php?id=16327)

Paratroopers from 2nd Bn, 325th AIR search an enemy killed in action during the 2nd BCT's Joint Forced Entry Exercise.
http://www.dvidshub.net/media/thumbs/img/0603/16328.jpg
HIRES (http://www.dvidshub.net/img_show.php?id=16328)

Paratroopers from 2nd Bn, 325th AIR move forward to assault an enemy stronghold during 2nd BCT's Joint Forced Entry Exercise.
http://www.dvidshub.net/media/thumbs/img/0603/16331.jpg
HIRES (http://www.dvidshub.net/img_show.php?id=16331)

Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling, Command Sergeant Major, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, engages in a game of soccer with a local child while other children take interest in the match. Riling, along with Maj. Gen. James D. Thurman, MND-B Commander made several stops in northeast Baghdad.
http://www.dvidshub.net/media/thumbs/img/0603/16332.jpg
HIRES (http://www.dvidshub.net/img_show.php?id=16332)

The Multi-National Division-Baghdad Commander, Maj. Gen. James D. Thurman, passes out candy to several Iraqi children in a neighborhood of northeast Baghdad.
http://www.dvidshub.net/media/thumbs/img/0603/16333.jpg
HIRES (http://www.dvidshub.net/img_show.php?id=16333)

The Multi-National Division-Baghdad Commander, Maj. Gen. James D. Thurman speaks with a local store owner in the streets of northeast Baghdad. Thurman questioned the prices of different items and asked him his opinion about the security of the neighborhood.
http://www.dvidshub.net/media/thumbs/img/0603/16334.jpg
HIRES (http://www.dvidshub.net/img_show.php?id=16334)

The Multi-National Division-Baghdad Commander, Maj. Gen. James D. Thurman, speaks with local Iraqi citizens in northeast Baghdad March 1, 2006. Thurman and MND-B Command Sgt. Maj., Ronald T. Riling visited several neighborhoods of Sunni and Shia backgrounds.

GLax
03-07-2006, 05:42 PM
yea we had to wear eyepro at all times on patrol, and we usually werent out shaking hands anyway. only time we were authorized to drop the eyepro was when we were doing raids cuz they fog up real bad going into a house...

sir-chimp
03-07-2006, 06:37 PM
http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20060307/i/r1479674232.jpg?x=236&y=345&sig=oQ2CRcydnlvnqr.ffiHh1w--
thats one FAT baby! .. fat, angry and hungry.. must have not gotten his milk treats


kid looks like he is yawning

SuperShot5000
03-07-2006, 06:41 PM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41411000/jpg/_41411386_haroonmonkey_220bbc.jpg

Pet monkey? Hahahahaha.
Send my ass to Pakistan.
I want one.
At the risk of being shot, too.

Beckett
03-07-2006, 06:52 PM
tell he bit ya and threw his crap on ya .:-(

elguapo
03-07-2006, 08:09 PM
http://www.fab.mil.br/imprensa/Noticias/2006/imagens/03_mar/0703/gda01.jpg

http://www.fab.mil.br/imprensa/Noticias/2006/imagens/03_mar/0703/gda02.jpg

FREETRANSLATION

Pilots of the First Group of Air Defense (1 the GDA), with headquarters in Anápolis-GO, are since yesterday in the France, where will go to prepare for the receipt of the airships Mirage 2000, recém acquired by the FAB.

Crna Legija
03-07-2006, 08:29 PM
Check out these hi-res pics from the Oz DoD

http://www.defence.gov.au/media/download/2006/Mar/20060307a/20060304adf8243116_238.jpg

http://www.defence.gov.au/media/download/2006/Mar/20060307a/20060304adf8243116_278.jpg

Blurred out face, no velcro name tag and boots are different to what everyone else has on.

Flavius22
03-07-2006, 08:46 PM
thank you for posting these pics daily its appreciated

Chulo
03-07-2006, 08:52 PM
http://img348.imageshack.us/img348/2839/cookie0yd.jpg

thanks!!
now.. does that shirt say play boy and have buggs bunny on it? LOL

Royal
03-08-2006, 03:52 AM
It is policy that you shall keep eye protection on at all times while out on patrol. While the guy next to him may not blow himself up, what about another IED hidden near by in order to kill ISF or US forces after an IED attack. Don’t think for a minute that we are culturally ignorant. Our interpreters often explain why we wear the protective gear to locals. Why we sometimes turn down tea or sweets. Most of the Iraqis that I deal with (ISF and Civilian) now understand. I would rather explain my perceived cultural ignorance to an Iraqi and keep my eye site.


We spend 50 odd years learning the lessons of counter insurgency and then we throw them away. I all can say is thank God we havn't got quite that stupid down south - though we're not far behind.

Makes me want to cry :(

ZoneOne
03-08-2006, 04:22 AM
Check out these hi-res pics from the Oz DoD

http://www.defence.gov.au/media/download/2006/Mar/20060307a/20060304adf8243116_238.jpg

http://www.defence.gov.au/media/download/2006/Mar/20060307a/20060304adf8243116_278.jpg

Blurred out face, no velcro name tag and boots are different to what everyone else has on.


He's SPECIAL... duh!