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    Excellent photos! Happy to see that Lancero is here!

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    BUKIT TIOMAN DARAT, Malaysia (July 15, 2008) Malaysian Army Rangers and Marines assigned to Combat Assault Co., 3rd Marine Regiment, wade ashore from Landing Craft Unit (LCU) 1634 during a Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2008 amphibious assault exercise. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises involving the U.S. and several Southeast Asian nations designed to build relationships and enhance operational readiness. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Daryl Borgquist (Released)
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (July 13, 2008) A landing craft air cushion(LCACs) assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 returns to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) (BHR) during well deck operations. BHR is participating in Rim of Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational exercise and is scheduled biennially by the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Participants include the United States, Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Ryan B. Tabios (Released)
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    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (July 9, 2008) A landing craft air cushion delivers equipment to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational exercise scheduled biennially by the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Participants include the U.S., Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kirk Worley (Released)

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    BUSAN, Korea (July 14, 2008) Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Ryan Allshouse, from Victorville, Calif., prepares to raise the national Ensign as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) pulls into Busan for a routine port visit. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is on deployment in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility operating in the Western Pacific and Indian oceans. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joe Painter (Released)
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (July 13, 2008) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) (BHR) conduct small arms qualification on the ship's flight deck. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeffery J. Gabriel Jr. (Released)
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    SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 14, 2008) U.S. and Malaysian ships maneuver during a drone exercise as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2008. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises between the United States and six Southeast Asia nations designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of participating forces. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Daryl Borgquist (Released)
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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 13, 2008) An AV-8B Harrier assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 264 (REIN) of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit makes a vertical landing onto the flight deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for its upcoming scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Starkey (Released)
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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 13, 2008) The guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) steams through the Atlantic Ocean during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for its upcoming scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel A. Taylor (Released)
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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 13, 2008) An AH-1W helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 264 (REIN) of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit takes off from the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Starkey (Released)
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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 13, 2008) The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) steams through the Atlantic Ocean during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for its upcoming scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chad R. Erdmann (Released)
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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 14, 2008) A CH-53E Super Stallion conducts night flight operations near the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Christopher L. Clark (Released)

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    Good stuff gents!

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    Originally Posted by He219
    First time I see this type of weapon shouldering applied outside of US forces.
    Never seen it done with AKs before.
    A reason for such a holding might be that it is hold closer to it's centre of gravity so it's not so tiring for the hands, yet it's still resonably "aimed" and ready to be put into action with only a small movement.

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    Nice pics today! Thx!

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    .S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Janis patrols a street in west Baghdad's Ghazaliyah neighborhood, Iraq, Friday, July 11, 2008. That soldiers are looking outside Iraq for a battle is a testament to how much has changed from a year ago. Attacks in Iraq were at their peak then, but have since fallen to four-year-lows
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    U.S. Army Spc. Grover Gebhart stands guard at a patrol base in west Baghdad's Ghazaliyah neighborhood, Iraq, Friday, July 11, 2008. Gebhart has spent the last nine months at a small patrol station on a Sunni-Shiite fault line in western Baghdad. But the 21-year-old soldier on his first tour in Iraq says he feels like he is missing the real war, in Afghanistan, where his brother is fighting the Taliban.
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    An army vehicle, carrying one of two coffins of soldiers returned in a prisoner swap, leaves Rosh Hanikra border crossing with Lebanon, in northern Israel July 16, 2008. Israel handed over five Lebanese prisoners to Hezbollah via the Red Cross on Wednesday after the Shi'ite guerrilla group returned the bodies of two Israeli soldiers, seized in a cross-border raid in 2006.
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    An Israeli soldier secures the area as Officers of the Israeli Army's Chief Rabinate Unit move a black coffin containing the remains of an Israeli soldier killed in 2006 from a Red Cross truck during a prisoner swap with Lebanon at the Lebanon-Israeli border July 16, 2008.
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    An Indian army soldier takes position during a gun battle between militants and security forces in Warpora, 60 km (25 miles) north of Srinagar, July 16, 2008. A policeman and two separatist militants were killed in a 20-hour gun battle in Indian Kashmir, police said. Another 15 security personnel were wounded in the firefight when soldiers stormed a militant hideout late on Tuesday near Sopore town, north of Srinagar, Kashmir's summer capital.
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    Cambodian Army soldiers patrol near the Preah Vihear temple, in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia, Wednesday, July 16, 2008. Cambodian officials said more Thai troops crossed into their country's territory Wednesday in the second day of alleged incursions amid tensions over disputed border land near the historic temple.
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    In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, anti-terrorism personnel in protective gears attend to mock injured persons during an anti-terrorist attack exercise in Qinhuangdao, north China's Hebei Province, Wednesday, July 16, 2008. The local police, armed police and reserved army soldiers conducted the joint anti-terrorist attack drill in Qinhuangdao, one of the soccer venues of Beijing Olympic Games.
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    U.N. peacekeepers from Brazil patrol during a demonstration by supporters of Haiti's former president Jean Bertrand Aristide, demanding his return, in front of the National palace in Port-au-Prince July 15, 2008.
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    Indian policemen carry an injured protester after he was beaten by Indian police in Warpora, 60 km (25 miles) north of Srinagar, July 16, 2008. A policeman and two separatist militants were killed in a 20-hour gun battle in Indian Kashmir, police said. Another 15 security personnel were wounded in the firefight when soldiers stormed a militant hideout late on Tuesday near Sopore town, north of Srinagar, Kashmir's summer capital
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    A French gendarme uses his cap to cover the face of Moises Duenas Nevado of Spain in a police vehicle after he was arrested following a search of the Barloworld cycling team hotel in Tarbes, southern France, Wednesday July 16, 2008. Duenas Nevado is the second cyclist who tested positive for the use of EPO, and was excluded from the Tour de France cycling race.
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    Vietnam War victims of the Korean Disabled Veteran's Association for Agent Orange scuffle with riot police officers during a rally against Japan's announcement of its decision to include in school textbooks its claims to islands controlled by South Korea, in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 16, 2008. The banner reads "Punish, Japanese Emperor Akihito and Punish, Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda."

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    there is something terribly skewed about trading 2 coffins for 5 live and seemingly very well criminals isn't it?

    i tell you one thing i wouldn't let my kids with that guy... he's got **** written all over the mustache...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg27 View Post
    there is something terribly skewed about trading 2 coffins for 5 live and seemingly very well criminals isn't it?
    The two Israeli soldiers are back in their land, they will be buried in the jewish way. That's better for these brave guys and their relatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronguild View Post
    The two Israeli soldiers are back in their land, they will be buried in the jewish way. That's better for these brave guys and their relatives.
    i know. it speaks highly in favor of the jewish people.

    i wonder how the other "live" prisoners feel about that though... (Gilad Shalit for example)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg27 View Post
    i know. it speaks highly in favor of the jewish people.

    i wonder how the other "live" prisoners feel about that though... (Gilad Shalit for example)
    I agree with the of " when you say live. The Hamas and the Hezbollah are not honest and negociating with that is more than difficult .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancero View Post
    Nice pics.








    "Heeresflieger" (army) CH-53GS, not Luftwaffe. German Luftwaffe doesn´t have those. Thanks for the pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonKev View Post
    It really just pisses me off to see that we have evidence of Iran supporting terrorists with any weapons they need to kill our soldiers. Grrrr.... I really am so pissed at them, I cant believe this
    My sentiments exactly!! What is their excuse this time? Hijacked arms? C'mon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonKev View Post
    It really just pisses me off to see that we have evidence of Iran supporting terrorists with any weapons they need to kill our soldiers. Grrrr.... I really am so pissed at them, I cant believe this
    you cant believe it? the US has done it on many occasions...can you really blame them?

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    Excellent pics today guys!



    The United States Honor Guard Drill Team performs at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C July 8 during their Summer Drill Series. These drills will be performed around the National Capitol Region until the 29th of July.
    ( U.S Air Force photo/Senior Airman Alexandre Montes)

    The United States Honor Guard Drill Team performs at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C July 8 during their Summer Drill Series. These drills will be performed around the National Capitol Region until the 29th of July.
    ( U.S Air Force photo/Senior Airman Alexandre Montes)

    Airman 1st Class Aaron Fowler, a member of the U.S. Honor Guard Drill Team, spins a "side double" July 8 at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C. as part of the team's Summer Drill Series. The team will perform around the National Capitol Region until July 29.
    (U.S Air Force photo/Senior Airman Alexandre Montes)

    The United States Honor Guard Drill Team performs at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C July 8 during their Summer Drill Series. These drills will be performed around the National Capitol Region until the 29th of July.
    (U.S Air Force photo/Senior Airman Alexandre Montes)

    Capt. Keelan McNulty traverses a crevasse during his Mount McKinley expedition.
    (Photo by 1st Lt. Graham Ward)

    Capt. Keelan McNulty surveys the majesty of the Alaskan mountain range during his climb of Mount McKinley.
    (Photo by 1st Lt. Graham Ward)

    First Lt. Graham Ward holds a coin from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at the summit of Mount McKinley. The coin was permanently deposited at the site.
    (Photo by Capt. Keelan McNulty)

    First Lt. Graham Ward, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, waves the battalion's colors at 17,200 feet during a Mount McKinley expedition.
    (Photo by Capt. Keelan McNulty)

    Pfc. Neontae Corbitt, a junior-enlisted Soldier from the 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, looks through the sight of a 120-mm mortar tube at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, on July 12.
    (Photographer: 1st Lt. Jonathan Springer : 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

    Pfc. Neontae Corbitt and Pfc. Frank P. Spratley, both Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, work together to lay a 120-mm mortar tube at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, on July 12.
    (Photographer: 1st Lt. Jonathan Springer : 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

    Pfc. Neontae Corbitt and Pfc. Frank P. Spratley, both Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, work together to lay a 120-mm mortar tube at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, on July 12.
    (Photographer: 1st Lt. Jonathan Springer : 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

    Staff Sgt. Roberto Martinez, a native of Dallas, Texas, and Sgt. Matthew Nelson, a native of Lincoln, Neb., receive a thank you from an Iraqi man as they helped push his car after it stalled in the Sadr City district of northern Baghdad, July 10. Martinez and Nelson are members of the Command Security Detachment for 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad.
    (Photographer: Tech Sgt. Cohen A. Young : 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

    Staff Sgt. Roberto Martinez, a native of Dallas, Texas, and Sgt. Kevin Dodson, a native of Fayetteville, N.C., enjoy a light moment while patrolling in the Sadr City district of Baghdad, July 10. Martinez and Dodson are members of the Command Security Detachment for 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad.
    (Photographer: Tech Sgt. Cohen A. Young : 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

    Staff Sgt. Roberto Martinez, a native of Dallas, jokes with an Iraqi boy outside an Iraqi police traffic headquarters building in the Thawra 1 area of the Sadr City district of Baghdad on July 10. Martinez is a team leader for the Command Security Detachment for 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad.
    (Photographer: Tech Sgt. Cohen A. Young : 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

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    really good to see the Polish doing the CIMIC thing, pity the cannot get on the truck and fight the talib like the rest of us

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    Quote Originally Posted by He219 View Post



    What kind of salute is this?! Does it mean something or they do it
    just to insult Israel.
    Whatever the reason it looks really stupid!

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