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    Default Weekend photos 25th and 26th February 2012


    A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft flies during a training mission Feb. 16, 2012, over Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Holloman AFB is home to the 7th Fighter Squadron and its fleet of F-22s. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kasey Close)

    Two U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons fighter aircraft from the Air National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing sit in a hangar while awaiting maintenance procedures on Feb. 12, 2012, in Toledo, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock)

    U.S. Air Force Airmen take cover behind a wall during a “Shoot, Move, Communicate” training course Feb. 16, 2012, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The training teaches Airmen to react to a hostile shooter by using cover and effective communication to maneuver and engage the target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class George Goslin)

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Michael A. Cole checks fuel samples sent in from all over the world on Feb. 8, 2012 at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Capt. Cole is the deputy chief of the Laboratory Division of the Air Force Research Laboratory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock)

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 58th Rescue Squadron travel to a training area during Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Initial Familiarization Training Feb. 14, 2012, near Alamo, Nev. Pararescuemen are required to attend the SERE IFAM, which focuses on navigation skills, as a part of mission qualification training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes)

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. William Vernon calls for medical assistance during an active shooter exercise Feb. 14, 2012, in Southwest Asia. The exercise tested the defense and response capabilities of U.S. Service members and coalition partners on the installation. SSgt Vernon is a ground defense specialist assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Charles)

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Samantha Watkins uses an ultraviolet lamp to look for cracks in a weapon pylon lift assembly Feb. 10, 2012, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. Watkins has been a nondestructive inspection technician for almost a year and is assigned to the 28th Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Hada)

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 169th Security Forces Squadron at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., respond to security threats to an aircraft during joint exercise Operation Rita February 2, 2012. Security forces members were transported by South Carolina Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawks to a destination near the alleged activity to begin their reconnaissance mission. Operation Rita was conducted to emphasize the importance of security forces members' need to be familiar with Army aviation as well as loading and unloading from active helicopters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Caycee Cook)

    U.S. Air Force aerospace propulsion Airmen from the Air National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing install the 13th stage blades on a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft engine Feb. 12, 2012, in Toledo, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock)

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    [LEFT][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]EL CENTRO, Calif. Marine Capt. Brandon Cordill, from Hemet, Calif., assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, performs a “diamond dirty loop” over Naval Air Facility El Centro during a practice flight. The Blue Angels start their 2012 show season at the Naval Air Facility El Centro Air Show March 10. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rachel McMarr/Released)[/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]

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    Fort Campbell, Ky: (From left to right) Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Maj. Gen. James C. McConville runs alongside Sgt. Felipe Pereira, a squad leader with Company A, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, who recently earned a Distinguished Service Cross. Also accompanying Eagle 6 are Sgt. Maj. Anthony Perry, operations sergeant major for the 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, who was wounded during his last deployment to Afghanistan and 101st Airborne Division Command Sergeant Major Scott Schroeder. This is the first time the entire 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has ran together in two years due to staggered deployments.

    U.S. Army Pvt. Alex Hernandez (front) and Spec. Justin Huser, both from Ghost Company, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany, fire their M240 machine gun during a Fire Team and Squad level Situational Training Exercise focused on react to contact, attack, and break contact in the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, February 23, 2012.
    (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Markus Rauchenberger/Released)

    Sgt. Craig McComsey, a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard, serving with the Zabul Agribusiness Development Team, keeps a close watch from the roof of the district center, Shah Joy, Afghanistan.

    Soldiers of Bronco Troop, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, level the ground during strongpoint construction, Zharay district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 10, 2012. Bronco Troop is helping build the strongpoint to support security in the district.

    Capt. Patrick Foley (front), a member of the Minnesota Army National Guard, Sgt. Brent Crutchfield and Sgt. Craig McComsey, both members of the Mississippi Army National Guard, leave the village of Haji Sultan, Afghanistan, after conducting a joint assessment.

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Alarcon, a jumpmaster with the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, gives jump instructions during a joint operational access exercise (JOAX) at Pope Field, N.C., Feb. 10, 2012. A JOAX is a joint airdrop exercise designed to enhance service cohesiveness between U.S. Army and Air Force personnel, allowing both services an opportunity to properly execute large-scale heavy equipment and troop movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tony R. Ritter/Not Released)

    U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and Canadian soldiers with 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment fill the cargo area of a U.S. Air Force Globemaster III aircraft during an in-flight rigging mission during a joint operational access exercise (JOAX) at Pope Field, N.C., Feb. 9, 2012. A JOAX is a joint airdrop exercise designed to enhance service cohesiveness between U.S. Army and Air Force personnel, allowing both services an opportunity to properly execute large-scale heavy equipment and troop movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andy M. Kin/Released)

    Staff Sgt. Joseph Burke and Sgt. Brandi Manuel from the 7th Sustainment Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, reenlist at the South Pole, Feb 21, 2012. Their unit is participating in Operation Deep Freeze – assisting JTF-Support Forces Antarctica’s annual resupply operations.

    Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Soto accompanies litter-bearers as they load an injured Marine into a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a medical evacuation in Garmsir, in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Jan. 30. Soto, a native of Lake Villa, Ill., has been with 9th Engineer Support Battalion for the past year and is the primary caregiver to the Marines of Bridge Platoon as they serve on the front lines of Afghanistan. Soto is a hospital corpsman with 9th ESB, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
    (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bryan Nygaard)

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    On Feb. 23, 2012, the 2400th aircraft built by the Lockheed Martin Hercules program takes to the skies from Marietta, Ga. The MC-130J Combat Shadow II will be assigned to U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command and operated by the Airmen of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.

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    Supporters of the political and religious party Jamat-e-Islami shout slogans during an anti-U. S rally in Peshawar February 24, 2012. About 100 protesters marched on the streets of Peshawar to condemn the burning of copies of the Koran at NATO's main base in Afghanistan on Tuesday.

    Pakistani tribesmen shout slogans while burning the U.S. flag during an anti-U.S. rally in Landikotal, northwest Pakistan February 24, 2012. About 200 protesters gathered to march on the streets of Landikotal to condemn the burning of copies of the Koran at NATO's main base in Afghanistan on Tuesday.

    Afghan policemen run for cover during clashes with protesters in Kabul February 24, 2012.

    Afghan protesters move a dead man during clashes in Kabul February 24, 2012.

    An Afghan quick reaction force policeman runs as smoke rises from a burning police vehicle during a protest in Herat province February 24, 2012. Twelve people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest day yet in protests that have raged across Afghanistan over the desecration of copies of the Muslim holy book at a NATO military base with riot police and soldiers on high alert braced for more violence.

    Gravestones are seen damaged by an Islamist group in protest at the burning of the Koran by U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, in Benghazi Military Cemetery February 24, 2012. The cemetery, which is home to soldiers who died during the second world war, was built by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

    Afghan protesters burn a U.S. flag during a protest in Helmand province February 23, 2012.

    Muslim demonstrators display placards during a rally to protest against a Koran-burning incident in Afghanistan, outside the U.S. embassy in Kuala Lumpur February 24, 2012.

    Afghan men shout anti-U.S. slogans during a demonstration in Jalalabad province February 24, 2012.

    Unidentified foreign military personnel keep watch outside their base after protesters were pushed back by Afghan police in Kabul February 22, 2012.

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    Hellenic Army National Guard modified H&K G3A4 firing a few shoots in a small target 20X30cm at around 80 meters away. Watch the powerful 7.62X51mm ammunition crashing solid limestone rocks in front of the target stand.

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    Nice pics today! Thx!

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    The Treasure of the frigate 'Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes' in Spain
    The two planes' Hercules' 31 Wing Air Force who moved to Spain the treasure of the frigate 'Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes' have landed at 1330 hours (CET) at Torrejon Air Base.
    The aircraft departed on the afternoon of yesterday McDill Air Force Base (Tampa, Florida) and made technical stops in Canada and the Azores.
    The cargo of coins and other valuables from the frigate ''Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes' has been given to the Guardia Civil for safekeeping.
    At the reception of the two planes was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Defence and Guardia Civil.
    http://www.defensa.gob.es/gabinete/n...da-tesoro.html



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    Exercise of the Marine Corps Argentina

    See the link may be the LVTP-7 in action and recently modernized the country along with the LARC-5 here but also modernized some years ago

    http://www.gacetamarinera.com.ar/not...a=3829&idSec=7

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