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    Quote Originally Posted by Chops
    Next ****er to start up on the Kurd/Turk thing gets binned. Get back to the photos please.





    ANKARA, Turkey(FNC) — A Kurdish Web site on Tuesday displayed photographs of what it said were eight missing soldiers captured by separatist Kurdish rebels. If confirmed, the seizure would be the largest since 1995, when guerrillas grabbed eight soldiers and took them to northern Iraq before releasing them two years later.

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    SAN DIEGO (Oct. 23, 2007) - Aviation Electronics Mate 2nd Class Jason Pickering raises the Navy Jack as Tanan Tangpradankul salutes as colors are raised before the backdrop of the Harris Wildfires. With raging wildfires spreading throughout the greater Southern California area, local naval bases opened their gates to provide shelter and supplies to the displaced families of service members. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kathleen Gorby (RELEASED) [*******#003399]Download HiRes[/COLOR]


    SAN DIEGO (Oct. 23, 2007) - Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Amanda Beaver, of St. Louis, moves her belongings from her barracks room at Naval Station North Island to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) to give evacuees from San Diego County a place to stay. Thousands of military families have been displaced by the wildfires in San Diego County that have forced the evacuation of more than 300,000 and destroyed more than 1,000 homes. Dry winds, low humidity and high temperatures are contributing to some of the worst fires in Southern California's history. Naval facilities throughout Navy Region Southwest have opened their gates to provide food, shelter and supplies to the displaced families of service members. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kathleen Gorby (RELEASED)[*******#003399]Download HiRes[/COLOR]


    WASHINGTON (Oct. 23, 2007) – An attendee holds the Medal of Honor award program during a ceremony recognizing the actions of Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy held at the Hall of Heroes inside the Pentagon. Lt. Murphy was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor yesterday in a ceremony held at the White House. Lt. Murphy was killed during a reconnaissance mission near Asadabad, Afghanistan, while exposing himself to enemy fire in order to call in support after his four-man team came under attack by enemy forces June 28th, 2005. Murphy is the first service member to receive the honor for actions during Operation Enduring Freedom and the first Navy recipient of the medal since Vietnam. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist James Pinsky (RELEASED) [*******#003399]Download HiRes[/COLOR]


    PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 22, 2007) - Machinist's Mate Fireman Efrain Rodriguez stands by to give a progress report to the ship's oil lab via a sound-powered phone as Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) refuels USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jimmy C. Pan (RELEASED)[*******#003399]Download HiRes[/COLOR]


    SAN DIEGO (Oct. 22, 2007) - A specially equipped MH-60S Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 85 launches from Naval Air Station North Island to conduct operations supporting the California Department of Forestry's efforts in combating the San Diego wildfires. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ahron Arendes (RELEASED) [*******#003399]Download HiRes[/COLOR]


    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Oct. 22, 2007) - USS Ohio (SSGN 726) arrives at Naval Station Pearl Harbor to take on supplies before continuing on their maiden deployment to the Western Pacific following their recent guided-missile overhaul. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Luciano Marano (RELEASED) [*******#003399]Download HiRes[/COLOR]


    PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 21, 2007) - Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Owen Davis, assigned to Helicopter Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (HVBSS) Team 1, participates in fast-rope training held in the hangar bay of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). This maneuver is used to board vessels from a helicopter. Lincoln is underway for Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMTUEX), an exercise designed to enhance the interoperability of the carrier and its strike group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James R. Evans (RELEASED) [*******#003399]Download HiRes[/COLOR]


    PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 21, 2007) - Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Aaron Fitzgerald, assigned to Helicopter Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (HVBSS) Team 1, descends a rope during fast-rope training held in the hangar bay of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). [*******#003399]Download HiRes[/COLOR]


    GULF OF OMAN (Oct. 21, 2007) - Flight deck personnel prepare to hoist the barricade during a drill on the flight deck of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65). The barricade is used to safely land aircraft during emergency situations. Enterprise and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 are underway on a scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mike Banzhaf (RELEASED) [*******#003399]Download HiRes[/COLOR]


    FORT STORY, Va. (Oct. 19, 2007) - Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 2 Sailors perform freefall jumps from a C-130 Hercules. EODMU-2 conducts water parachute insertion training in accordance with Navy training requirements to ensure unit readiness. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Stephens (RELEASED) [*******#003399]Download HiRes[/COLOR]


    GULF OF OMAN (Oct. 20, 2007) - Pilots attached to the "Screwtops" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 123, take notes during a pre-flight brief in ready room 3 aboard nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise and embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are underway on a scheduled six-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bryan Blair (RELEASED) [*******#003399]Download HiRes[/COLOR]


    CAPE TOWN, South Africa - A South African Air Force Cheetah fighter jet flies over guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) as the ship departs after participating in the Southeast Africa Task Group 60.5's first deployment to the region. Forrest Sherman collaborated with the jet and other South African navy ships and aircraft during a four-day military exercise held off the coast of South Africa. The destroyer is operating in support of maritime security and safety operations in West Africa. U.S. Navy photo by Gillian M. Brigham (RELEASED) [*******#003399]Download HiRes[/COLOR]
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    French WWI Veteran Dies at Age 108




    "One of France's last World War I veterans, Rene Riffaud, has died at age 108, leaving just three known French survivors of the 1914-18 conflict, the National Veterans Office said Tuesday. Riffaud died overnight Tuesday, said Marie-Georges Vingadassalon, a spokeswoman for the office.

    Of the three surviving World War I veterans, the oldest - Louis de Cazenave - is 109, according to the veterans' office.

    Only belatedly, in 2006, did France recognize Riffaud as a veteran of the war, giving him an official veteran's card after his granddaughter brought his case to the government's attention.

    In a November interview with The Associated Press before attending Armistice Day commemorations in Paris, Riffaud played down his war role.

    "I did like everyone else, I went with the flow. I was mobilized like all other citizens," he said.

    "The war was a massacre," he said. "There was a lot of destruction, lots of spite and lots of heartbreak for everyone. It must not happen again."

    The Veterans Office said he was born Dec. 12, 1898, in Tunisia and joined a colonial artillery unit in April 1917.

    His wife, Lucie, died in 1979. They were married in 1930, the veterans office said. It said he had one son, who also has died, and three granddaughters.

    He worked as an electrician after his demobilization, and opened his own electrical repairs company.

    He told the AP he was in a village in eastern France when the war ended on Nov. 11, 1918.

    "We were guarding a bridge. An officer arrived and told us that the armistice had just been signed," he said. "We went to town to celebrate, to eat bread that wasn't blackened, and we amused ourselves by watching the flights of geese taking off to go and bathe in the Rhine."

    Commemorations nationwide are expected to mark the death of the last member of France's revered club of officially recognized "poilus" - meaning hairy or tough - as it calls its veterans from the 1914-18 war."

    source: http://hisnibs.blogspot.com/2007_01_01_archive.html

    Didn't know where else to post this, but the article did have a photo of the guy, so I posted it here - my first for a pics thread. Please remove if in wrong section.

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    Great photo!

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    Photographers take shelter as students demonstrating against the constitutional reform proposed by Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez clash with the police in Caracas on October 23rd, 2007. The reform -that will go to a referendum on December 2- includes potentially unlimited successive presidential reelection; lowering the voting age to 16; boosting the state role in the economy; and allowing private property while also defining a new concept of social property. AFP PHOTO/PERDO REY (Photo credit should read PEDRO REY/AFP/***** Images)






    Riot policemen run to take positions during a students demonstration against the constitutional reform proposed by Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez in Caracas on October 23rd, 2007. The reform -that will go to a referendum on December 2- includes potentially unlimited successive presidential reelection; lowering the voting age to 16; boosting the state role in the economy; and allowing private property while also defining a new concept of social property. AFP PHOTO/Juan BARRETO (Photo credit should read JUAN BARRETO/AFP/***** Images)


    Anti-riot police walk near gather in donwtown Budapest, 22 October 2007, during an illegal demonstration by far-right radicals on the eve of the 51st anniversary of the anti-Soviet uprising. The protestors set fire to several cars and launched Molotov cocktails at police. The gears of several policeman also briefly caught fire, said an AFP photographer at the scene. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK (Photo credit should read ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/***** Images)


    Far-right radicals youngsters clash with anti-riot police in donwtown Budapest, 22 October 2007, during al illegal demosntration on the eve of the 51st anniversary of the anti-Soviet uprising. The protestors set fire to several cars and launched Molotov cocktails at police. The gears of several policeman also briefly caught fire, said an AFP photographer at the scene. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK (Photo credit should read ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/***** Images)






    Some recent pics from the New York Times of Kurdish fighters on the Iraq Turkish border.


    SAN DIEGO (Oct. 23, 2007) - Capt. Jim Wink, commanding officer of Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 1, addresses Sailors during morning formation on issues related to the San Diego wildfires and ACB-1's role in support of the relief efforts. ACB-1 is comprised of more than 526 active duty and 300 reserve personnel. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Morales (RELEASED)


    SAN DIEGO (Oct. 22, 2007) - Sailors assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 1, erect a 500-person tent camp as emergency shelter for victims of the San Diego wildfires. More than 268 military personnel and their families have evacuated their homes to seek shelter on Turner Field at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Morales (RELEASED) [*******#0000ff]Download HiRes[/COLOR]


    SAN DIEGO (Oct. 23, 2007) - An MH-60S Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 85, dumps water from a full 420-gallon extinguishing trough onto of one of the many areas in San Diego County suffering from an ongoing wildfire. The blaze has already forced more than 250,000 people from their homes. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Fahey (RELEASED) [*******#0000ff]Download HiRes[/COLOR]

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    nice mix of pics

    thanks

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    Is this just a homemade grenade pouch or is the idea to pull the pin and run towards the enemy as a last resort?

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    Good pics, thanks for sharing gents!

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    excellent weapons find by the americans .
    Well done indeed!!

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    Great photos thanks for sharing

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    Wow, those EFPs are big. Whats with the claymore mines? They look brand new. Iranian made or something?

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    good on the boys for finding those EFP's...

    saved a lot of lives right there

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuffaznalz View Post




    Looks like they are being treated well!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nod View Post


    Is this just a homemade grenade pouch or is the idea to pull the pin and run towards the enemy as a last resort?
    its for resigning

    by the way nice pics gents

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    SAN DIEGO (Oct. 23, 2007) - Aviation Electronics Mate 2nd Class Jason Pickering raises the Union Jack as Tanan Tangpradankul salutes as colors are raised before the backdrop of the Harris Wildfires. With raging wildfires spreading throughout the greater Southern California area, local naval bases opened their gates to provide shelter and supplies to the displaced families of service members. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kathleen Gorby (RELEASED)

    Union Jack? Looks like a Navy Jack to me. Liberal reports that don't know Jack**** about the military FOR THE WIN!

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