Hong Kong Newspaper: Singtao Daily, 3rd June 2008
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A Dutch sailor of HNLMS Evertsen guarding the deployment of an SP-team on board MV Abdul Rahman. Evertsen is escorting ships chartered by the UN's World Food Programme for food relief to starving Somalia.
WFP-chartered MV's Abdul Rahman (front) and Karam Allah (back) escorted by HNLMS Evertsen and two RHIBS with guard teams, heading towards Mogadishu.
Sailor's of HNLMS Evertsen's FP-team overlooking MV's Abdul Rahman and Karam Allah.
Hong Kong Newspaper: Singtao Daily, 3rd June 2008
03 June 2008
OBG(W) and Australian Army Training Team-Iraq journey home
Soldiers from the Overwatch Battle Group (West) and the Australian Army Training Team-Iraq leave Tallil on a Royal Australian Air Force C-130 aircraft.
Some months ago the Diggers had handed over responsibility for security in Al Muthanna and Dhi Qar provinces to retrained Iraqi security forces. They have now handed over their residual "overwatch" and training responsibilities to soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division.
The first leg of their journey home will take the soldiers to Australia’s main support base in the Middle East where they will conduct a rang of administrative checks before returning to Australia.
After more than six months away from home the soldiers are proud of the many achievements of the Battle Group and the Training Team but are also keen to return home and see family and friends.
The Australian troops still in southern Iraq are well advanced on their pack-up and are on track to return to Australia mid-year, in line with the Government’s election commitment.
...and in Norway (or rather: 400 ft below the surface of the oceans off Norway's coast) NATO's submarine escape-exercise is well underway.
The SRV1, jointly owned by the UK, France and Norway
"you're virtually saved"
The Hardsuit (atmospheric diving suit)
Dutch submarine HNLMS Dolfijn leaving port. She will be "sunk" to over 300ft depth, after which the crew will leave the boat in an SRV.
First contact: Dolfijn opening her hatch to connect to the SRV
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JUNE 03: Incoming commander of combined U.S.-South Korea, U.S. Army Gen. Walter L. Sharp (L) shakes hands with outgoing commander of combined U.S.-South Korea, U.S. Army Gen. B.B. Bell during a change of command ceremony for the United Nations Command (UNC), Combined Forces Command (CFC), and United States Forces Korea (USFK) at the U.S. army base on June 3, 2008 in Seoul, Korea. General Walter L.Sharp will take command of the U.S. forces in South Korea, which currently numbers around 28,000, from General B.B.Bell. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/***** Images)
NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers hold flags of countries involved in the peace keeping mission in Afghanistan during a ceremony marking the transfer of the NATO-led (ISAF) command in Kabul June 3, 2008. *******/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)
Sgt. Mel Adam of the Maryland National Resource Police keeps an eye on his crew as they board a vessel with chemical contamination during an exercise Wednesday at Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes. Adam was one of many players involved in the exercise Joint Venture. Coast Guard photo by/ Petty Officer 3rd Class Ayla Stevens. Hires
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Nepalese police detain an exile Tibetan protestor, during a anti china protest rally outside the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal, 03 June 2008. Exile Tibetans resumed their anti-China protests in Kathmandu after two weeks break of China's devastating earthquake
General Walter L. Sharp (L), new chief of US Forces Korea, and outgoing General Burwell B. Bell (R), passes the South Korea-US Combined Forces Command flag during a change of command ceremony for the top commander of US troops at the US army base in Seoul, South Korea, 03 June 2008. General Walter L.Sharp will take command of the US forces in South Korea, which currently numbers around 28,000, from General B.B.Bell
Soldiers from the U.S. and South Korea salute to their outgoing Commander General B.B. Bell during a change of command ceremony for the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and United States Forces Korea at Yongsan Garrison, the U.S. military base, in Seoul June 3, 2008. North Korea presents a serious security threat and U.S. forces in South Korea are ready to respond quickly and decisively to counter any attack, the U.S. defence secretary and military leaders said on Tuesday.
In this image from NASA TV, 02 June 2008, the space shuttle Discovery under the command of Mark Kelly performs a back flip so that the underside of the shuttle can be photographed from the International Space Station (ISS), Space, 02 June 2008. Discovery flying 215 nautical miles above the earth has its heat shield and wing edges checked for any possible damage resulting from lauch. The shuttle Discovery will deliver the Japanese module KIBO and replacement parts for the one toilet that has been broken on the ISS. Mission STS-124 has three space walks scheduled to install the KIBO module as part of the ISS. This module will allow the ISS to house up to six astronauts at one time in space
Armed Israeli Border Police stand next to Jewish yeshiva, or seminary, students who march with flags at the Damascus Gate area in Arab East Jerusalem prior to entering the Old City and marching to the Western Wall on Jerusalem Day on 02 June 2008. Tens of thousands of Jews, mostly right-wing or Jewish settlers, marched with flags through Jerusalem, including Arab sections, as they made their way to the Western Wall amid much dancing and singing. The event marks the end of the year-long celebrations of Israel's 'reunification of Jerusalem' in the Six Day War of 1967, which most Arabs view as occupation of East Jerusalem
Two policemen stop a tractor near a creamery in the southern German town of Buchlohe, June 3, 2008. German farmers won government support on Monday for their demand that milk prices be raised after staging a week-long protest that the country's leading supermarket said had caused regional milk shortages
Afghan President Hamid Karzai (L) speaks to the new NATO commander for Afghanistan U.S. General David McKiernan as the outgoing U.S. General Dan McNeil (2nd R) and commander Joint Force Command German General Egon Ramms (2nd L) watches during a ceremony marking the transfer of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) command from General McNeil to General McKiernan, in Kabul June 3, 2008
Soldiers of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) hold their country's flags during a ceremony marking the transfer of the NATO-led ISAF command in Kabul, Afghanistan, 03 June 2008. US General David McKiernan today took over the command as the new NATO commander for Afghanistan
Commander Joint Force Command German General Egon Ramms (L), takes the flag of NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) from outgoing US General Dan McNeil (2-R), Commander for the NATO forces in Afghanistan, as he hands over the ISAF flag to the new NATO commander for Afghanistan US General David McKiernan (2-L), during a ceremony marking the transfer of the NATO-led ISAF command in Kabul, Afghanistan, 03 June 2008. US General David McKiernan today took over the command as the new NATO commander for Afghanistan
U.S. Army soldier with the 3rd Infantry Division walks with his children to pick up his duffle bag after a homecoming ceremony for about 265 soldiers with the Special Troops Battalion after a 15-month deployment to Iraq, Monday June 2, 2008 in Fort Stewart, Ga. The 3rd Infantry, which began sending troops home in March, was the first Army division called up for a third tour in Iraq.
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Steve Fischer, left, hugs his daughter Paige Fischer [and son Alex (above)] during a homecoming ceremony for about 265 members of the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division after a 15-month deployment to Iraq, Monday June 2, 2008 in Fort Stewart, Ga. The 3rd Infantry, which began sending troops home in March, was the first Army division called up for a third tour in Iraq.
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division, is greeted by his wife Sarah Lynch, right, during a homecoming after a 15-month deployment to Iraq, Monday June 2, 2008 in Fort Stewart, Ga. Lynch along with about 265 members of the Special Troops Battalion returned home to friends and family as part of the 3rd Infantry Division. Some soldiers with the division have been deployed three times since the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003
(L-R) U.S. Army SSG Ian Newland, U.S. Army Sgt. Lyle Buehler, U.S. Army SFC Cedric Thomas and U.S. Army SPC Sean Lawson, stand after U.S. Army Spc. Ross Andrew McGinnis, who saved their lives in Iraq, was posthumously presented with the Medal of Honor by U.S. President George W. Bush at the White House, June 2, 2008 in Washington DC. Spc. McGinnis, 19 from Knox, Pennsylvania was killed Dec. 4, 2006 when an insurgent threw a grenade inside his truck and he jumoed on it to save four fellow soldiers to save other troops while on a combat patrol in Baghdad. Standing.
A soldier mans the N Zianouen checkpoint, about 140 km (87 miles) from Abidjan June 2, 2008. Ivory Coast authorities recently launched a campaign to crack down on racketeering on the roads and improve traffic.
Tiananmen Square survivor Shao Jiang stands in front of a tank in London, Britain, 03 June, 2008. Jiang with the help of Amnesty International recreated the inconic image of the 'tank man', the lone demonstrator who faced down tanks in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China in 1989. Amnesty are marking the 19th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown with protests around the world June 04
Emergency services take part in a simulated crisis emergency drill including in a search and rescue exercise in Larnaca, Cyprus, 3 June 2008. Greek, French and Cypriot authorities are taking part in the week-long drill which started on 2 June 2008
Britain's Prince William, left, talks to other members of his crew after he controlled a 15-meter twin-engine launch during a training session on the principles of ship handling, as he begins his two-month attachment with the Royal Navy. at Britannia Royal Naval college, in Dartmouth southwest England, Tuesday June 3, 2008. Sub-Lieutenant Wales, as he is known in the service, joined other naval recruits practicing maneuvers in the small vessel and will spend the next three weeks undergoing basic naval training, to learn core skills like navigation and sea safety.
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GULF OF ADEN (May 31, 2008) A U.S. Marine Corps MH-53 helicopter assigned to Marine Heavy Helo Squadron (HMH) 464 based at Marine Corps Air Station Jacksonville, N.C. flies low over the Gulf of Aden dropping a Zodiac boat and pararescuemen assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron based at Davis-Monthn Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz. during a training mission with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock
ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 31, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits through the Atlantic Ocean as it and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 prepare to return to home port after a seven-month deployment in the Persian Gulf. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo J. Reyes
PERSIAN GULF (May 27, 2008) The New Zealand Anzac class ship HMZNS Te-Mana (F 111) steams in the Persian Gulf supporting Operation Stakenet, a Combined Task Force 152 operation focused on ensuring a lawful maritime order in the Arabian Gulf and involved units from Bahrain, New Zealand, U.K., the U.S. and other regional countries. U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class N. Brett Morton
ANDAMAN SEA (June 1, 2008) An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to Sea Combat Helicopter Squadron (HSC) 25 Search and Rescue Detachment, transports a pallet of supplies to USS Essex (LHD 2) while USS Mustin (DDG 89) makes its approach alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO-93) to refuel and take on supplies. The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) is standing by in international waters off the coast of Burma supporting Joint Task Force Caring Response, a humanitarian assistance operation developed in the wake of Cyclone Nargis. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark R. Alvarez
PACIFIC OCEAN (May 29, 2008) Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to shoot at targets during a live-fire demonstration aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1). U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David A. Brandenburg
PACIFIC OCEAN (May 29, 2008) Sailors, Marines and friends and family observe live-fire demonstrations during a "Tiger Cruise" aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel A. Barker (Released)
PERSIAN GULF (June 1, 2008) Capt. John Aquilino, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, left, and Capt. James Loblein, commodore, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, pin a second star on the collar of Rear Adm. Scott Van Buskirk, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 during a promotion ceremony to Rear Admiral Upper Half on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans
PERSIAN GULF (June 1, 2008) Rear Adm. Scott Van Buskirk, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 reaffirms his oath of service with Chief of Staff Capt. Matthew Faletti during a promotion ceremony to Rear Admiral Upper Half on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans
The daughter of a fallen U.S. Army Special Operations Soldier takes a look through night vision googles while sitting in an AH-6 "Little Bird" helicopter. Families and loved ones of 32 USASOC Soldiers killed in action gathered at Fort Bragg, N.C. for the USASOC Memorialization Ceremony May 28. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Armstrong)
A family member of a fallen U.S. Army Special Operations Command Soldier sits in a AH-6 Little Bird before the Gold Star Family lunch, May 28 at Fort Bragg, N.C. (U.S. Army photo by Adam Luther, USASOC PAO)
A U.S. Army Special Operations Command 4th Psychological Operations Group Soldier explains some of the equipment the unit uses to family members of USASOC fallen soldiers during the command's Memorialization Day static equipment display demonstration May 28. (US Army Photo by Geary McSpadden, USASOC PAO)
A family member of a fallen U.S. Army Special Operations Command Soldier tries on Special Forces equipment as Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Csrnko, U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) commanding general, assists him during a modular demonstration at the Fort Bragg Officer's Club May 28. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Anthony Hawkins Jr., USASOC PAO)
Alles ausprobieren (Quelle: Heer/Volker Jung)
Rund 100.000 Besucher verfolgten die Vorführungen (Quelle: Heer/Volker Jung)
Vom 30. Mai bis zum 1. Juni fanden in Oirschot die Tage des Niederländischen Heeres (Landmachtdagen) mit deutscher Beteiligung statt. Diese traditionsreiche Veranstaltung dient dazu, der Bevölkerung einen Einblick in die Landstreitkräfte zu bieten. Aufgrund der engen und guten Beziehungen zwischen den niederländischen und den deutschen Landstreitkräften, beteiligte sich das deutsche Heer mit einer Abordnung des Deutsch-Niederländischen Korps, mit Hubschraubern vom Typ BO 105 und dem Spähwagen Fennek.
Transporthubschrauber bringen Soldaten (Quelle: Heer/Volker Jung)
Kampfpanzer Leopard im Angriff (Quelle: Heer/Volker Jung)
Anschauliche Szenen (Quelle: Heer/Volker Jung)
Russian General Nikolai Makarov, who has been appointed Chief of the General Staff, seen during his meeting with President Dmitry Medvedev, unseen, in Moscow, Tuesday, June 3, 2008. President Dmitry Medvedev has dismissed Russia's top military officer in a move apparently aimed at strengthening control over the armed forces and smooth the path for reforms. Medvedev on Tuesday relieved Gen. Yuri Baluyevsky of his post as chief of the general staff of the Russian armed forces and moved him to the presidential Security Council.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, right, shakes hands with general Nikolai Makarov who has been appointed Chief of the General Staff in Moscow, Tuesday, June 3, 2008, as Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, center, looks on. President Dmitry Medvedev has dismissed Russia's top military officer in a move apparently aimed at strengthening control over the armed forces and smooth the path for reforms. Medvedev on Tuesday relieved Gen. Yuri Baluyevsky of his post as chief of the general staff of the Russian armed forces and moved him to the presidential Security Council
Armed Police officers guard the entrance of Park Lane Safe Deposit, in London's prestigious Mayfair, Monday June 2, 2008, which was being raided in connection with suspected money laundering operations. Police began searching around 7,000 safety deposit boxes in an "unprecedented" large-scale operation to crackdown on money laundering.
Mexico's President Felipe Calderon, center, attends a ceremony marking the Mexican Navy Day in ISLA Mujeres, Mexico, Sunday June 1, 2008.
A car collides into cyclists participating in a race in Mexico's northern border city of Matamoros, Sunday June 1, 2008. At least one person was killed and 14 injured when a driver slammed into a bicycle race
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gestures as he delivers his speech at a ceremony honoring the late Iranian revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini at his mausoleum, just outside Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 2, 2008. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday once again turned his fiery rhetoric on Israel and saying that it will soon disappear from the world map. Ahmadinejad was speaking at a ceremony honoring the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, on his death anniversary
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad waves as he arrives at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization headquarters in Rome to attend a High-level conference on World Food Security, Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a victory sign during a high-level conference on World Food Security held at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization headquarters, in Rome, Tuesday, June 3, 2008. World food production must rise by 50 percent by 2030 to meet increasing demand, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon told world leaders Tuesday at a summit grappling with hunger and civil unrest caused by food price hikes.
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei waves to the crowd at the conclusion of his speech in a ceremony marking 19th death anniversary of Iranian late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, at his mausoleum just outside Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, June 3, 2008. Khamenei said Tuesday his country will continue with its controversial nuclear program, but rejected nuclear weapons. "Iran is after the peaceful use of nuclear energy and we will strongly pursue and reach it despite the envy of our enemies," he said.
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June 1: A car collides into cyclists participating in a race in Mexico's northern border city of Matamoros.
Bye Bye Australians...Iraq will miss you.
put another shrimp on the barbie...tear
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