Een Belgische Pandur in het stof tijdens de Afghaanse lente.
Een LMV (light multirole vehicle)
tijdens een laadoefening in een C-130.
Foto: Jürgen Braekevelt
Een C-130 , hoog in de Beninse hemel. Onze parachutisten maken zich klaar voor de s****g in het ijle. Nog een laatste blik werpen op Pierre Bogaert en dan…
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A 301st Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk provides 308th RQS pararescuemen and NASA emergency firefighters airlift to a remote location on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. where a Mode 7 Exercise took place Feb. 13. The 301st and 308th are part of the Air Force Reserve's 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Cathleen Snow)
308th Rescue Squadron pararescuemen and NASA emergency firefighters offload emergency equipment from a 301st RQS HH-60 Pave Hawk for an exercise at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Feb. 13.
920th Rescue Wing pararescuemen treat astronauts' injuries in a Mode 7 Exercise simulated orbiter crash at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Feb. 13
Marines from 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division rush out the back of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during an insertion at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport. The battalion spent three weeks at the center learning all the skills necessary to effectively employ in a real-world combat situation. Marines were challenged by unforgiving terrain and bitter cold temperatures of the mountains.
Company I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division Marines head toward the location of their bivouac site while conducting winter mountain warfare traning at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport last month. The battalion spent three weeks learning the skills necessary to effectively employ themselves in a combat situation
Company I Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division "grab cover" during a squad rush exercise while conducting training aboard the Mountain Warfare Traning Center in Bridgeport.
Marines from Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division conduct combat marksmanship proficiency drills during the winter mountain operations course at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport last month. Photo Credit: Lance Cpl. Nicholas Lienemann
A CH-53 helicopter awaits to be loaded with Marines from Company I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division during a tactical unit movement. The helicopter landed only feet from the huddled Marines and stayed on the ground only long enough for the troops to scramble inside.
Lance Corporal Joseph Tracchia, an assaultman from Combined Anti-Armor Team 'White' Platoon, fires a Chinese Type 81-1 assault rifle at Myriam Range, Djibouti, Feb. 10. The Marines and Sailors of the 26th MEU were participating in Image Nautilus, a four-day bilateral training exercise conducted with the Djiboutian military.
Under the watchful eyes and rifles of Marines from K Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, a vehicle from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit checks a bullet-ridden vehicle that was abandoned after two insurgents were killed attempting to lay an improvised explosive device. K Company was asked by the local populace to remove the vehicle after arriving in Iraq to replace their infantry counterparts in 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, in mid-February.
A 6x6 EOD variant of the MRAP JERRV undergoes the first shot of a four shot series of test explosions at the Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) in Maryland. All MRAP vehicles are tested at the ATC and this vehicle met the threshold.
Lance Cpl Christopher Johnston, a rifleman with 3rd Platoon, Golf Company, Battalion Landing Team 2/4, uncovers an inert artillery round in the palm grove area of Barwanah.
Staff Sgt. Chris Conner, platoon sergeant for 3rd Platoon, Golf Company, Battalion Landing Team 2/4, interacts with a local child in Barwanah while conducting clearing operations in the city.
Marines from Golf Company, a part of the California-based Battalion Landing Team 2/4, currently operating in the city of Barwanah, conduct a sweep and clear operation through the city.
The purpose of the operation was to clear the area of any weapons caches and improvised explosive devices that may have been left in the area by anti-coalition forces possibly operating in the area.
The search yielded no caches but the key object on the list of things to find, an IED placed in front of a bombed out Iraqi Police station, was found. A 155mm artillery round and one 120mm mortar round were found 'daisy-chained' together and were fully prepped to be used against the Marines patrolling the streets of Barwanah.
Barwanah, a city of approximately 20,000, is nestled against the Euphrates River in the Anbar Province of Iraq.
Cpl. J.D. France, a 22-year-old squad leader from Batesville, Ind., horses around with a couple Iraqi children who lost a family member to an insurgent attack in Saqlawiyah, Iraq. “We showed them we were the good guys by talking to them and showing interest in their needs. (Hopefully) that family will help us later on and tell everyone how the Marines are the good guys," said Lance Cpl. Kevin J. Force, a 27-year-old team leader from St. Louis.
The parade square of „Cuscatlan” battalion in Camp Delta in Al Kut was a place of the official ceremony of the transition of authority of Salvadorian contingent. The date of 15 February 2007 was for a long time expected day of Salvadorian soldiers who have just accomplished their mission and are going back home. For those who have just undertaken 12.000 km long trip it is the beginning of difficult mission
Salvadorian change of shift
A Salvador's army soldier, member of the Cuscatln Batallion waves as he and his colleagues walk down from the plane that brought them from Iraq, in Comalapa, El Salvador, Monday, Feb. 19 , 2007.
Air Force test pilot Lt. Col. Daniel Millman poses next to a B-52 undergoing cold-weather testing in Minot, N.D. on Feb. 1, 2007. The B-52 pilot helped test a synthetic fuel blend that could be made domestically from coal or natural gas as the Air Force seeks to wean its dependence on foreign crude and defray soaring fuel costs.
The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Mirek Topolanek looks at soldiers of a honor guard marching by during the welcoming ceremony for him in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Feb. 19, 2007. Topolanek came to Poland for a two day official
Russian missile forces chief Gen. Nikolai Solovtsov speaks to the media, Moscow, Monday, Feb. 19, 2007. Speaking on U.S. proposal to base a missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic he warned Monday that the plan could prompt Moscow to target the former allies with its own missiles. Gen. Solovtsov said it would take only five, six years _ maybe less _ to build new, upgraded versions of Russian missiles scrapped under the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, negotiated between Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1987
Ein Motivwagen zeigt am Montag, 19. Februar 2007, waehrend des traditionellen Rosenmontagszugs in den Strassen von Koeln den russischen Praesidenten Vladimir Putin als Gas-Putin mit Einkaufsliste am Gas&lhahn. A float depicting Russia's president Vladimir Putin as the mighty man behind the valve for oil is seen during the Rose Monday parade in Cologne, Germany, on Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, during the high-time of this year's traditional street carnival.
Russia's Maria Kirilenko returns the ball to Romania's Monica Niculescu during the first day of Dubai Duty Free Women's Open in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 19, 2007.
Russia's Maria Kirilenko returns the ball to Romania's Monica Niculescu during the first day of Dubai Duty Free Women's Open in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday Feb. 19, 2007.
Thai actress and senior university student Chotiros Suriyawong appears at the Golden Swan awards ceremony in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007. Suriyawong has been reprimanded by her production house and ordered by her university to do community service as well as make a public apology for wearing the revealing dress
Darfur rebels make little note of the border between Chad and Sudan as members of one rebel unit from the Sudan Liberation Army play cards in the dry river bed that delineates the border between the two countries on Friday, Feb. 16, 2007. Attacks on civilians and aid groups have intensified sharply along the Chad-Sudan border in the last two weeks, as the violence in Darfur continues to spill over into its African neighbor and cross-border guerrilla raids mount.
A section leader from the Sudan Liberation Army, center, wearing a captured Sudanese officer's uniform with three stars, and other rebels are pictured along the Chad-Sudan border on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007. Attacks on civilians and aid groups have intensified sharply along the Chad-Sudan border in the last two weeks, as the violence in Darfur continues to spill over into its African neighbor and cross-border guerrilla raids mount
Caldwell Police Department's Tactical Response Team filters through the Caldwell High School halls looking for a mock intruder during a mock lockdown Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, in Caldwell, Idaho. The training exercise was performed during a normal school day, allowing the students to participate.
A SWAT member runs past the front of a burning shopping plaza in Fredrick, Md., Monday, Feb. 19, 2007.
Members of the Frederick City SWAT team train their weapons on the entrance to the liquor store Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, in Frederick, Md. Fire engulfed a liquor store at a Frederick, Md. shopping center Monday just moments after a gunman barricaded inside had begun negotiating with police. The fire quickly engulfed the building and sent dark clouds of smoke billowing over the western Maryland city. News-Post/Green