British Female Helicopter pilot
''Tri-Service personnel from the [*******#122449]Joint Helicopter Command (JHC)[/COLOR] are currently training Afghan pilots to fly Russian-built helicopters over Salisbury Plain in a project to develop the nascent Afghan helicopter capability. Report by Tristan Kelly.
Some years ago the sight of Russian helicopters over the Wiltshire countryside may have caused some concern. However, times have changed, and two Mi-17 helicopters are being used by British forces to train their Afghan colleagues as part of Project Curium.
The two-year project aims to train Afghan helicopter pilots and build the seed corn of an indigenous force in the country so that fewer UK forces will be required there in the future.
Secret up until now, the project is being run by QinetiQ on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, and, when completed at the end of this month, 27 Afghan aircrew will have been trained on the helicopters.''
full story: http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/operatio...changeNav/6568
+ Rest in Peace Sarah Bryant+
The Icelandic Police has sent a few cops to various places in the States on an exchange program.
I read about a few cops who were sent to Las Vegas. To them, they felt the Las Vegas police there were a bit rough with the suspects. They also mentioned that after a SWAT raid, the cops sat all the cuffed suspects on the ground outside in plain view of everybody, which is something they wouldn't do here.
What works for some... doesn't necessarily mean it will work for all.
Below is few pictures from this year training of Military Cadets on Kopaonik
Last edited by ArmyInfoForum; 03-13-2010 at 08:48 AM.
You're about the only person who saw them, breaking forum rules by posting hotlinked images gets your post deleted.
Some pix from the Today's pics thread as posted by supplanter, VAMAN & myself
In partnership, Corporal Amanda Wright and an Afghan suport worker pause for the camera at Multinational Base Tarin Kowt. www.defence.gov.au Hires
[IMG]http://i44.*******.com/2rmlgfc.jpg[/IMG]Lieutenant Bridget Compain, Royal Navy, in the cockpit of a Mi-17 helicopter [Picture: Andrew Linnett, Crown Copyright/MOD 2010] www.mod.uk
Somali military women parade around the presidential palace during celebrations tocommemorate International Women's Day in Mogadishu March 8, 2010. (*******)
[IMG]http://i41.*******.com/20k7wnk.jpg[/IMG]Princess Anne visits with deployed Canadian Forces members during her two-day visit to Afghanistan. The Princess met with members of the Communications and Electronics branch, Canadian Forces Medical Services and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment during her visit. She is the honorary Colonel-in-Chief of all three branches.
Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF-Afg) is the Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the international effort in Afghanistan. Its operations focus on working with Afghan authorities to improve security, governance and economic development in Afghanistan. JTF-Afg comprises more than 2,750 CF members. Photo credit: Master Corporal Matthew McGregor, Image Tech, JTFK Afghanistan, Roto 8 www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca Hires
BUSAN, Republic of Korea (March 8, 2010) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Raphael Zakar, right, Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Tara Steiner, Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Jun Wu, Machinery Repairman Fireman Veronica Cerna, Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Melvin Sibal and Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Leonora Leybag recite the pledge of allegiance as they become U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). Blue Ridge and embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff are in Busan for Exercise Key Resolve/Foal Eagle 2010. The exercise is a routine, peninsula-wide interoperability exercise involving all branches of the U.S. military with combined and joint international forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Viramontes/Released)
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Credit goes to VAMAN, for posting it in the daily pictures thread.
US naval personnel practice a 'visit, search and seizure' operation with their Philippine counterparts during a joint military exercise in Manila Bay on March 13, 2010. The combined US-Philippines naval force drills aimed at combating piracy and smuggling are part of the 'Balikatan' (shoulder-to-shoulder) military exercises between armed forces of the two allies.
Members of a U.S. Navy boarding team from the USS Harpers Ferry board a suspicious vessel, suspected of trafficking drugs or harboring militants, during a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure training exercise off the waters of San Nicolas shoal in Manila bay March 13, 2010. (*******)
Members of a U.S. Navy boarding team from the USS Harpers Ferry make an initial approach to a suspicious vessel, suspected of trafficking drugs or harboring militants, during a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure training exercise off the waters of San Nicolas shoal in Manila bay March 13, 2010. More than 6,000 U.S. troops are in the country for Balikatan 2010 which aims to enhance interoperability between the two strong allies. This year's exercise is the 26th edition of its series and will focus on humanitarian assistance training and rescue operations following the onslaught of recent typhoons and earthquakes that ravaged Manila last year, a military press statement said on Friday. (*******)
Katrina Hodge, Miss England, is also Lance cpl Hodge of the Royal British Army. Great photo that I couldnt upload, but here are two links.