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    PERSIAN GULF (April 2, 2008) F/A-18F Super Hornets assigned to the "Swordsmen" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 fly near the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during flight operations. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Kevin T. Murray Jr.

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (April 1, 2008) Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 fly over the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and the embarked CVW-5 squadrons deployed in early March and will undergo several training evolutions over the next month. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau

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    Squadron Leader Mark Wright renders a salute at a sunset ceremony in celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force, April 1, as two RAF GR-4 Tornados from the 14th Squadron and a VC10 tanker from the Number 101 Squadron perform a fly over. The ceremony concluded with the raising of the Royal Air Force Ensign toward the sky. (RAF photo/Sergeant Gary Morgan)

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    The Air Force Raptor recruiting vehicle is posed with its namesake, the F-22 Raptor, March 28 on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The vehicle and its crew of recruiters were on hand for the Monster Jam World Finals Monster Truck Competition held in Las Vegas March 28 and 29. The Air Force Afterburner monster truck was one of the headline vehicles in the event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Chief Master Sgt. Gary Emery)

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    Damon Bradshaw drives the Air Force Afterburner monster truck through the obstacle course March 29 at the Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Larry E. Reid Jr.)

    Military officers supervise an area before drop of paratroopers from the US Air Force C-130 Hercules during jointly U.S - Bulgarian Air Force exercise named "Thracian Spring 2008" near the airbase of Bezmer some 300 kms. (187 miles) east of the capital Sofia, Thursday, April, 3, 2008. The exercise has allowed U.S. and Bulgarian personnel to familiarize themselves with each others operations. The exercise also strengthened Bezmer Air force base as a host to U.S. forces as a training facility

    Paratrooper jump from the US Air Force C-130 Hercules during joint U.S - Bulgarian Air Force exercise named "Thracian Spring 2008" near the airbase of Bezmer some 300 kms. (187 miles) east of the capital Sofia, Thursday, April, 3, 2008. The exercise has allowed U.S. and Bulgarian personnel to familiarize themselves with each others operations. The exercise also strengthened Bezmer Air force base as a host to U.S. forces as a training facility


    Military officials watch a paratrooper who jumped from the US Air Force C-130 Hercules during joint U.S - Bulgarian Air Force exercise named "Thracian Spring 2008" near the airbase of Bezmer some 300 kms. (187 miles) east of the capital Sofia, Thursday, April, 3, 2008. The exercise has allowed U.S. and Bulgarian personnel to familiarize themselves with each others operations. The exercise also strengthened Bezmer Air force base as a host to U.S. forces as a training facility

    American author John Steinbeck, left, fires an M79 grenade launcher as Marine Lance Corp. Antonio Rivera, 19, of the Bronx Borough of New York City gives advice on Dec. 28, 1966 in Hill 55, five miles southwest of Danang, South Vietnam. Steinbeck, who is gathering the headquarters of the 9th Marines on Hill 55, five miles southwest of Danang, South Vietnam.

    A Canadian soldier with the International Security Assistant Force (ISAF) stands guard in the Panjwayi district of Kandahar province south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, April 3, 2008.

    Canadian soldiers, left, with the International Security Assistant Force (ISAF) sit during a meeting with officials and elders of Panjwayi district of Kandahar province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, April 3, 2008

    A UN soldier stands in Ledra street at UN buffer zone after its opening in divided Nicosia, Cyprus, Thursday, April 3, 2008. Greek and Turkish Cypriots opened a crossing at Ledra Street, a main shopping street in Cyprus' divided capital that has come to symbolize the island's ethnic partition. Ledra Street has been split for 44 years. The rival leaders on the island agreed to open a crossing there during a meeting last month that revived hopes for an overall peace deal.

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    Nice pics He!



    Police officers detain a member of the anti-NATO demonstration in Moscow, Russia, 03 April 2008. Police detained some demonstrators when they marched to the NATO office in Moscow, which had not been allowed by Moscow authorities.


    Romanian special forces guard patrol the street in Bucharest during the NATO summit. 03 April 2008. NATO heads of state and guest leaders are meeting for a three-day summit of the military alliance from 02 - 04 April 2008 in the Romanian capital




    Iraqi soldiers inspect the wreckage of a vehicle used in a car bomb attack in Baghdad,Iraq, 03 April 2008. Three people were killed and 10 others wounded in the attack




    Albanians celebrate in center of Tirana, Albania on 03 April 2008 after getting news that Albania receive the invitation to join NATO together with Croatia in NATO Summit in Bucharest. NATO leaders meeting in Bucharest on Wednesday invite Albania and Croatia into their alliance while placing Macedonia's ambitions on hold owing to a name dispute with Greece.








    Afghan women police officers (R) stand alert as they pass out after a four month training course at Herat Police Chief office in Herat Afghanistan 03 April 2008. The women were banned from working and going to school under the Taleban regime, between 1996 and 2001


    Indonesian Muslim protestors use mask and paint their body slogans during a rally outside the Dutch embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, 03 April 2008. Dozens of Muslim protestors condemned a controversial film by Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who released his anti-Islam film 'Fitna' on March 28


    A U.N. soldier stands on Ledra Street in Nicosia, 03 April 2008. Ledra Street, a barricaded street which has symbolised Cyprus's ethnic partition for decades, opened on Thursday


    South Korean soldiers stand in line to cast their absentee ballots for the 09 April 2008 South Korean general elections at a polling station in Incheon International Airport, South Korea, on 03 April 2008


    A file photo dated 10 September 2006 showing a group of alleged members of a youth gang known as 'maras' in Honduras. Mexico's National Human Rights Commission (CNDH), said on 02 April 2008, there were almost 5,000 maras members in Central America, 56 percent of them of Mexican origin. Maras are youth gangs that are considered to be a serious threat to the Honduran society.




    Ecuadorean soldiers try to stop protesters approaching during a 'preventive strike' in Tarqui, southern Ecuador on 02 April 2008. Hundreds of environmentalist, farmers and students closed the main highways for several hours to protest against the mining exploration in the country and to demand from the Constituent Assembly, whom are evaluating new laws for the sector, to stop a great scale mining activity


    Italian policemen battle with demonstrators during the electoral speech of a candidate, Giuliano Ferrara, campaigning for the next election on anti - abortion list 'Pro life' in Bologna, Italy, 02 April 2008




    Israeli Border Police scuffle with Jewish settler youths as they are evacuated from the illegal outpost settlement of Shvut Ami near Kedumim on 02 April 2008. Two illegal settlements were evacuated today.

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    Nice pix Lancero!


    Northern Iraq— 2nd Iraqi Army Division Soldiers clear a building during a combined operation with U.S. Special Forces near Mosul March 29. In the village of Makhiat, near Mosul, 2nd Iraqi Army Division Soldiers, advised by U.S. Special Forces, detained four suspected al-Qaeda in Iraq members who are reported to have conducted violent acts against civilians, Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition forces including: the kidnapping, torture and murder of innocent Iraqi civilians; suicide and improvised explosive attacks against Iraqi and Coalition forces; and the video recording of violent attacks for AQI propaganda. Five other suspects are being held for further questioning.(Army photo)

    U.S. Special Forces Soldiers look for illegal weapons during a combined operation with Iraqi Army Forces March 29 targeting al-Qaeda in Iraq terrorists in the village of Makhiat, near Mosul. In the village of Makhiat, near Mosul, 2nd Iraqi Army Division Soldiers, advised by U.S. Special Forces, detained four suspected al-Qaeda in Iraq members who are reported to have conducted violent acts against civilians, Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition forces including: the kidnapping, torture and murder of innocent Iraqi civilians; suicide and improvised explosive attacks against Iraqi and Coalition forces; and the video recording of violent attacks for AQI propaganda. Five other suspects are being held for further questioning. (Army photo)

    A 2nd Iraqi Army Division Soldier gathers information from two women, while U.S. and Iraqi Forces clear a building during a combined operation near Mosul March 29. In the village of Makhiat, near Mosul, 2nd Iraqi Army Division Soldiers, advised by U.S. Special Forces, detained four suspected al-Qaeda in Iraq members who are reported to have conducted violent acts against civilians, Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition forces including: the kidnapping, torture and murder of innocent Iraqi civilians; suicide and improvised explosive attacks against Iraqi and Coalition forces; and the video recording of violent attacks for AQI propaganda. Five other suspects are being held for further questioning. (Army photo)

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    U.S. soldiers investigate a checkpoint during a patrol in Karadah, Iraq, March 20, 2008. They are assigned to 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason T. Bailey

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    Marine Lance Cpl. Edwin S. Contreras gives an Iraqi boy a lollipop in Hit, Iraq, March 29, 2008. Contreras, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, was conducting a security patrol through the city. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erik Villagan

    Lance Cpl. Austin L. Barnhill, 23, a rifleman from Riverside, Calif., assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, hands an Iraqi girl candy March 29 in Hit, Iraq. Marines with I Company handed out candy to Iraqi children while conducting a security patrol through the city, and spoke with Iraqi locals about their thoughts on the Iraqi provisional security force, Iraqi police and Marines. (Photo/Cpl. Erik Villagran)

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    Mar 29, 2008 - U.S. Marine Corps Cpls. Andrew S. Gendron, Richard W. Mclain Jr., and Lance Cpl.l Freddy L. Gardner, all from 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, brace as a round fires from a M224 60mm mortar system during a Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) at a range outside Camp Taqaddum, Iraq,

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    A tourist group takes pictures themselves front of the Blue Mosque near Turkish riot police waiting for the start of a demonstration related to the Olympic Torch ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey, 03 April 2008


    A van carrying twenty-two-year-old U.S. sailor Olatunbosun Ugbogu is surrounded by the media upon their arrival at the police station in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo April 3, 2008. Japanese police arrested on Thursday a U.S. sailor on suspicion of murdering and robbing a taxi driver last month, the latest case of crime linked to U.S. bases in the country






    Croatian soldiers stand during a military parade in Okucani, some 100 km (62 miles) east of Zagreb, in this May 1996 file photo


    A U.S. soldier sits as he guards near the scene of a car bomb attack in Baghdad April 3, 2008. The attack killed three persons and wounded 10 others, police said


    Residents and Iraqi security forces gather near the wreckage of a vehicle used in a car bomb attack in Baghdad April 3, 2008. The attack killed three people and wounded 10 others, police said.


    Philippine soldiers stand guard beside a military truck loaded with cheaper rice sold by the National Food Authority to poor communities in Quezon City, Metro Manila April 3, 2008








    A U.S. soldier from 2nd Brigade combat team, 101st Airborne Division, stands guard in Baghdad's Shula district April 2, 2008. Picture taken April 2, 2008.


    U.S. military officer Major General Rick Lynch (C), commander of U.S. forces south of Baghdad speaks to U.S. soldiers in Mussayab, a predominately Shi'ite neighbourhood 60 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad April 2, 2008. The United States could quickly lose its security gains in Iraq to insurgents if troops are sent home prematurely, Lynch said on Wednesday


    A part of a poster depicts a pig in a German WW2 army uniform raising a Deutsche Telekom (DT) flag over OTE headquarters in Athens April 3, 2008. Greece said on Thursday it was close to clinching a deal with DT to sell part of its holding in the country's largest telecoms group, OTE


    Armed police officers guard the Greek embassy in Skopje on April 3, 2008. NATO refused Macedonia an invitation to join the alliance for now on Thursday after Greece vetoed the decision in a dispute over the former Yugoslav republic's name


    Zimbabwe riot police run during a training session in the capital Harare April 3, 2008. There was still no official word on the result of Zimbabwe's presidential election on Thursday as Robert Mugabe fought to survive the biggest crisis of his 28-year rule


    This handout image from the Waycross, Georgia police department shows the various weapons nine-year olds from the Center Elementary School brought to school in a plot to injure their teacher, authorities said on April 1, 2008


    Riot police arrest student protesters after they broke the gate of the Dutch consulate in Medan, North Sumatra province April 2, 2008. Dozens of students pushed against the gate of the Dutch consulate and burned tyres and a Dutch flag to protest a film made by a Dutch lawmaker which accuses the Koran of inciting violence


    Young hooded Venezuelans pose for a picture during a 'popular and revolutionary manifestation against the repression and political persecution' in Caracas, Venezuela, 03 April 2008

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    U.S. soldiers prepare to board a helicopter in Mussayab, a predominately Shi'ite neighbourhood 60 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad April 2, 2008. The United States could quickly lose its security gains in Iraq to insurgents if troops are sent home prematurely, Major General Rick Lynch, commander of U.S. forces south of Baghdad said on Wednesday. *******/Ceerwan Aziz

    A soldier casts his absentee vote for the parliamentary election at a polling station in Seoul April 3, 2008. Absentee voting for South Korea's April 9 parliamentary election began on Thursday across the country and will last for two days to accommodate those who cannot vote on the day itself. *******/Jo Yong-hak

    A U.N. soldier stands on Ledra Street in Nicosia early April 3, 2008. Ledra Street, a barricaded street which has symbolised Cyprus's ethnic partition for decades, opened on Thursday. *******/Yiorgos Karahalis

    A woman injured in a protest waits for an ambulance in Rabat, Morocco, April 2, 2008. More than 1000 people blocked an avenue as they demanded for more public sector jobs. *******/Rafael Marchante

    Riot policemen try to detain a Tibetan monk protesting outside the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 2, 2008. Dozens of Tibetan monks and activists were detained after shouting anti-China slogans and yelling "free Tibet" in Kathmandu on Wednesday. *******/Gopal Chitrakar

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    Great pics guys.



    OK.....shortbus driver?

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    ^ Hah, nice set of starter pixs, gotta give it to these brave afgan women.

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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...2-101347dotjpg

    AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters from Task Force XII prepare to take off from Camp Taji, Iraq on a mission in the Baghdad region.

    I don't know if my picture will come up or not, please don't crucify me, I'm fairly new. I thought Longbows always had that extra disk on top of the rotary hub, or whatever you call that..

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    Steinbeck, nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyRanchers View Post
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...2-101347dotjpg

    AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters from Task Force XII prepare to take off from Camp Taji, Iraq on a mission in the Baghdad region.

    I don't know if my picture will come up or not, please don't crucify me, I'm fairly new. I thought Longbows always had that extra disk on top of the rotary hub, or whatever you call that..
    They've removed the radar from most of the Longbows since they aren't needed and removing them eases the maintenance load and improves aircraft performance.

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    Great start today, guys!



    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen speaks with senior-ranking sailors and Marines at the base theater on Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 1, 2008. Mullen spent time answering questions and passing out coins to servicemembers. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen takes a tour of living conditions for Wounded Warrior Battalion East from Marine Master Sgt. Ken Barnes during a visit to Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 1, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump.

    Seaman Nicholas C. Vassilopolous, 25, a corpsman from Southwick, Mass., and Lance Cpl. Israel H. Aguirre, 21, a team leader from Miluakia, Ore., speak with a doctor at Hit's hospital March 30. Both are with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, which visited both the hospital and an Iraqi Police station. The objective of the patrol was to see if there was anything Marines could do to assist the hospital or police. Representatives at both locations gave Marines a quick tour of the facilities.

    Navy sailor Bryce P. Moheit watches a child do a handstand during a patrol March 11. The Marines are conducting missions to provide safety and security to the citizens of Fallujah. Moheit is with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1.

    Lance Cpl. Edwin S. Contreras, 19, an assaultman from Pico Rivera, Calif., assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, gives an Iraqi boy a lollipop March 29 in Hit, Iraq. Marines with I Company occasionally take candy on their patrols to hand out to the local children. Many Marines said they believe making the kids in the city happy helps show the families that they are there to help. (Photo by Cpl. Erik Villagan)

    Lance Cpl. Austin L. Barnhill patrols through the city of Hit, Iraq, March 29 with Iraqi children following close behind. Barnhill, 23, a rifleman from Riverside, Calif., assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, spent part of the patrol handing candy out to kids. Marines had to tell the kids, through an interpreter, to keep away when the mob got to big. Throughout the security patrol, groups of children followed Marines wherever they went. (Photo by Cpl. Erik Villagan)

    Lance Cpl. Austin L. Barnhill, 23, a rifleman from Riverside, Calif., assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, hands an Iraqi girl candy March 29 in Hit, Iraq. Marine with I Company handed out candy to Iraqi children while conducting a security patrol through the city and spoke with Iraqi locals about their thoughts on the Iraqi Provisional Security Force, Iraqi Police and Marines. (Photo by Cpl. Erik Villagan)

    Cpl. Andrew H. Oquendo, a scout with Delta Company, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 5, provides security during a patrol in the western Anbar province of Iraq April 1. The battalion is stationed out of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejuene, N.C., and will be operating in the western Anbar province for the next seven months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
    Byline:Cpl. Ryan Tomlinson

    Sgt. Cody Gaeta, radio operator, Personal Security Detachment, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, NATO International Security Assistance Force, monitors his Marines as they protect other Marines from the battalion during a heavy machine gun shoot, here. Gaeta's experience in Iraq was helpful in keeping the nerves of his Marines in check during their first excursion off base.
    Byline:Cpl. Randall A. Clinton

    A Marine from Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, NATO International Security Assistance Force, escort an armored vehicle outside of their Kandahar Province, Afghanistan base. The Marines began going outside the wire to test fire their heavy machine guns, mortars and rockets.
    Byline:Cpl. Randall A. Clinton

    Two Iraqi army soldiers manuever during an firefight with the Jaysh Al-Mahdi extremist group in Mahmuhdiyah, March 30.

    Photographer: Pvt. Christopher McKenna
    3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

    Iraqi army soldiers prepare to move to another objective after clearing a house, finding two supposed Jaysh Al-Mahdi extremist supporters, during joint operations in Mahmuhdiyah on March 30.

    Photographer: Pvt. Christopher McKenna
    3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

    An Iraqi army soldier looks through an opening on a rooftop while pulling security from an observation post in northern Ghazaliyah on March 29. Working side-by-side with Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), to secure checkpoints and ensure no further criminal activity or supplies are pushed through the area.

    Photographer: Sgt. James Hunter
    2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

    An Iraqi army soldier looks through an opening on a rooftop while pulling security from an observation post in northern Ghazaliyah on March 29. Working side-by-side with Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), to secure checkpoints and ensure no further criminal activity or supplies are pushed through the area.

    Photographer: Sgt. James Hunter
    2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

    Iraqi national policemen with the 3rd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 1st Division, load into a pick-up truck as they leave a checkpoint in northeastern Baghdad on March 31.

    Photographer: Sgt. Zachary Mott
    3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs

    An Iraqi national policeman stands watch at a checkpoint in northeastern Baghdad on March 31. He, along with his fellow policemen with the 3rd battalion, 4th brigade, 1st national police Division, continued to man checkpoints across Baghdad despite recent increases in violence in the area.

    Photographer: Sgt. Zachary Mott
    3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs

    This checkpoint helps to keep residents of the northeastern Baghdad neighborhood it borders safe. Iraqi national police with the 3rd battalion, 4th brigade, 1st division, continue to man this spot in wake of increased attacks in the capital. "This is our job. We must give people the ability to be free. We must stop bombs and explosions and things like that," said Capt. Jallal Farris, a commander with the division.

    Photographer: Sgt. Zachary Mott
    3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs

    Essential services, such as health care, continue to be supplied to residents of Baghdad. At this checkpoint in northeastern Baghdad, Iraqi national police with the 3rd battalion, 4th brigade, 1st division, prepare to search an ambulance on March 31.

    Photographer: Sgt. Zachary Mott
    3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs

    Iraqi army soldiers in a convoy approach a checkpoint manned by the 3rd battalion, 4th brigade, 1st national police division, in northeastern Baghdad on March 31.

    Photographer: Sgt. Zachary Mott
    3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs

    Iraqi police patrol with members of 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, in the Rashid district in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 28. (U.S. Army photo/Spc. Lester Colley)

    An Iraqi police officer takes a break during a patrol in Rashid district of Baghdad, Iraq, on March 28. (U.S. Army photo/Spc. Lester Colley)

    Iraqi police talk with a local resident during a patrol in the Rashid district of Baghdad on March 28. (U.S. Army photo/Spc. Lester Colley)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyRanchers View Post
    I thought Longbows always had that extra disk on top of the rotary hub, or whatever you call that..
    Common misunderstanding.
    With its fire-control radar, the aircraft is known as the AH-64D Apache Longbow. Without the radar, the combat-proven aircraft is called the AH-64D Apache.
    http://www.boeing.com/rotorcraft/mil...h64d/index.htm
    Quote Originally Posted by ABNredleg View Post
    They've removed the radar from most of the Longbows since they aren't needed and removing them eases the maintenance load and improves aircraft performance.
    That explains things, but it also means the caption is incorrect by calling them 'Longbow'.




    PACIFIC OCEAN (April 1, 2008) Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 fly above the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and the embarked CVW-5 squadrons deployed in early March and will undergo several training evolutions over the next month. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stephen W. Rowe


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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 1, 2008) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Black Lions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 launches from the bow of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a tailored ship's training availability and final evaluation problem. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Cole (Released)

    PACIFIC OCEAN (April 1, 2008) Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 fly over the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and the embarked CVW-5 squadrons deployed in early March and will undergo several training evolutions over the next month. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau
    See Navy News for hires.
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    I'm noticing a lot less Iraqi army and police wearing any type of mask or hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigvig View Post
    Great pics guys.



    OK.....shortbus driver?
    LOL LOL LOL!!!

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    Why do some U.S. Marine units have the desert camo scheme and other units chose to wear those 1 color tan over all types?

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