While training members of the 5th Iraqi Army Division, Feb. 3, Sgt. Gabriel Miramontes, Troop C, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, instructs an IA soldier on the proper stance when firing a weapon. The Soldiers are stationed at a presence outpost in the Turki Village area, providing security for the people of Turki and Balad Ruz.
Pacific Ocean (Feb. 4, 2007) - An AV-8B Night Attack Harrier II, assigned to the “Blacksheep” of Marine Attack Squadron Two One Four (VMA-214), prepares to land on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during night flight operations off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ty Swartz
^^ Wish the above was a bit sharper, first time I've seen the rear hot nozzles on a Harrier glowing like that. Great pics as ever everyone
I went to college with LtCmdr Wosje's younger brothers. His F-18 was in Time magazine as well.
Marines clear Taliban from key Afghan dam (VIDEO)
Royal Marines have cleared a Taliban base, consisting of 25 compounds, near the Kajaki hydro-electric dam, in an effort to help bring stability and power to Afghanistan.
Once fully operational the dam will bring electricity to 1.8 million people. But the area around Kajaki, northern Helmand Province, has been the site of regular insurgent mortar attacks over the past two months and civilians have been forced from their homes leaving the dam largely unserviceable.
VIDEO LINK Edit: Video just shows the dam, no "action".
Captain Mackenzie Green, Officer Comanding 10 Troop sends a situation report during the initial breech (entry) into the enemy compounds during Operation VOLCANO, Afghanistan
[Picture: LA(Phot) Gaz Faulkner]
Royal Marines keep a watch down the dangerous narrow alley ways in the Taliban compound at Kajaki, Afghanistan
[Picture: LA(Phot) Gaz Faulkner]
Kajaki Dam, Afghanistan [Picture: PO (Phot) Sean Clee]
Royal Marine Commandos from 11 Troop, M Company, 42 Commando, break into Taliban fortified positions in the village of Barikju, Kajaki, northern Helmand, Afghanistan
Royal Marine Commandos from 11 Troop, M Company, 42 Commando, during the clearance operation in the village of Barikju, Kajaki, northern Helmand, Afghanistan
A Royal Marine Commando from 11 Troop, M Company, 42 Commando, conducts room clearance in the village of Barikju, Kajaki, northern Helmand, AfghanistanCorporal Tim Hughes (front) waits to lead his section into the next compound as part of the operation by 42 Commando Royal Marines to clear compounds used by the Taliban
^^^ Helmet cam??Sergeant Pete Royston (right )and Marine Geech (left) lay down 51mm mortars to supress the Taliban
A Royal Marine Commando from 11 Troop, M Company, 42 Commando, fires a 84mm rocket at a Taliban position
Royal Marine Commandos from M Company, 42 Commando, take a moment to reflect after a successful operation clearing compounds used by the Taliban in the Kajaki area of northern Helmand, Afghanistan
Royal Marine Commandos fire 51mm light mortars into the Afghan village of Chinah, after receiving incoming fire of 107mm chinese rockets, rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire from the Taliban
Noob Brit, damn! Great pix, thanks for sharing
I think this photo very well describes the situation between american and iraqi troops. First are patient teachers, showing how to do literally everything, second ones, though making some progress in training and equipm. still look smth constrained, wooden and amateurish...
Tried to hit it w/"Picassa".....
Notice his gold brass knuckles in the middle of his vest
Also, sick pics of the German Snipers...any ideas as to what they are doing at Ft Bliss, Texas? Thanks