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    Default Weekend photos 3 and 4 March 2012


    Soldiers from the 44th Medical Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, are greeted by Family and friends as they return from a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan to Fort Bragg, March 1, 2012. Photo by Sgt. Jessica M. Kuhn/XVIII Abn. Corps PAO

    U.S. Army Spc. Jason Bradley, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, scans the horizon as he prepares to leave an entry control point in Afghanistan Feb 27, 2012.

    Staff Sgt. Gary Shaffer, a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard, serving with the Zabul Agribusiness Development Team, stands guard during a visit to the proposed site for a new slaughterhouse in Qalat, Afghanistan.

    Pvt. Joseph Freemanmerna, an Army student at Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NAVSCOLEOD), works with a fuse removal adaptor on the base fuse of a bomb while practicing tape and line procedures Feb. 22, 2012. NAVSCOLEOD, located on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., trains over 1,800 students a year from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and other U.S. government and civilian agencies, as well as international students from partner nation militaries. The school educates students on Explosive Ordnance Disposal procedures for conventional, chemical and biological, and nuclear ordnance. U.S. Navy Photo by Ensign Elizabeth Allen.

    A group of 120 Soldiers assigned to the 10th Transportation Battalion (Waterborne) reenlist the morning of March 1 at the College of William and Mary before fellow Soldiers, family members and friends as the oath of reenlistment is read by Col. Steve M. Cherry, commander, 7th Sustainment Brigade (Provisional). Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Jo Bridgwater, 7th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs (U.S. Army photo)

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    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jeremy Eager, from the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, lands after a High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) jump Feb. 10, 2012, at Fort Bragg, N.C during Large Package Week (LPW). LPW is an exercise that utilizes several U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules and C-17A Globemaster III cargo aircraft to strategically airdrop troops and supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeremy Burns)

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman John Flagg and U.S. Senior Airman Ramon Torres, of the 919th Security Forces Squadron, explain their evidence gathering procedures to U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. William Binger, the 10th Air Force commander, after a prisoner recovery exercise at Duke Field, Fla. on Feb. 23, 2012. Gen. Binger was given a first-hand view of the evidence collection procedures performed throughout a compound assault after it was secured and the prisoner was recovered. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Brandon Lavalley and Maj. Derrick Vincent, both assigned to the 4th Fighter Squadron, fly toward the Nevada Test and Training Range on day three of Red Flag 12-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Coalition partners from South Korea and Saudi Arabia also participated in the joint training exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker)

    A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refueler aircraft refuels an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft over the Pacific Ocean during Exercise Cope North 2012, Feb. 16, 2012. The exercise was the latest in a series of multinational exercises designed to enhance each coalition air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Asha Kin)

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Clay Wonders, a KC-10 Extender refueler aircraft boom operator with the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, adjusts his mirror before refueling an F/A-18C Hornet fighter aircraft over Afghanistan, on Feb. 26, 2012. The 908th EARS provides critical aerial refueling to aircraft in the area of responsibility, delivering more than one million gallons of fuel to the fight every day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Greg C. Biondo)

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Daniel Stehley, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions flight, spray paints build codes on inert guided bomb units after helping assemble each weapon, Feb. 27, 2012, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The weapons were assembled in preparation for an upcoming Operational Readiness Exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kenny Holston)

    U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Malcolm Mercado, 40th Airlift Squadron load master, prepares to throw a wind sonde out a C-130J Hercules transport aircraft Feb. 23, 2012, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. This wind sonde device, part of the joint precision air drop system, is released at high altitudes over a drop zone to measure the wind prior to an actual cargo drop allowing aircrews to drop cargo at safe distances from enemy fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 19th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, participate in a live fire exercise, Feb. 17, 2012, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The 19th CES fire department received the 2010 Fire Prevention of the Year award from Air Mobility Command and was AMC's 2010 fire department of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rusty Frank)

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dominique Walker, 100th Security Forces Squadron, transports U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Stephanie Davis, also 100th SFS, using the fireman’s carry technique during a simulated deployment mission at Stanford Training Area, Norfolk, England, Feb. 28, 2012. As part of the scenario, Davis sustained a simulated gunshot wound to the left leg. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jerilyn Quintanilla)

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. James Shearer, 28th Communications Squadron transmission system radio maintainer, mounts and fastens a new helical antenna to a AM-1 mount used by the 28th Operations Support Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 13, 2012. The 28th OSS uses the antenna for joint range extension capabilities, to send and retrieve information via satellite. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Hada)

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    Hellenic Army National Guard members advanced training in a fire range. Shooting with modified HK G3A4 rifle 3 stationary targets at around 130-160 meters and against a moving target at 80 meters. The moving target is remotely controlled and is 75% of the medium upper human shape.

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    Hellenic Air force M2000 in Aegean Sea


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    Holy ****! I hope everyone is ok.

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    Yes, everyone is fine apparently :

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/842...ar-korea-stunt

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    Where's Vor33?? He must be on holiday!!



    An Army carry team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Army Pfc. Payton A. Jones of Marble Falls, Texas, upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del. on Saturday, March 3, 2012. The Department of Defense announced the death of Jones who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.


    U.S. military officer Lieutenant Janelle Along places a "Combat Patch" on a member of her platoon that lost two soldiers when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them at Forward Operating Base Connolly in Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan March 3, 2012. The two U.S. soldiers were killed by an Afghan soldier at the entrance of FOB Connolly last week after demonstrations erupted in Afghanistan because of burnt pages of the Koran found in Bagram Air Base.


    A U.S. soldier from Comanche Troop 3rd Squadron 4th Cavalry watches a fellow soldier exercising in Forward Operating Base Connolly in Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan, March 3, 2012.


    Special forces soldiers from the National Army of Cyrenaica take part in a military parade graduation ceremony in Benghazi March 3, 2012.


    US Army Indiana National Guard Rick Graham carries out from a damaged house in Marysville, Ind. , Saturday, March 3, 2012. Massive thunderstorms, predicted by forecasters for days, threw off dozens of tornadoes as they raced Friday from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes. Twisters crushed blocks of homes, knocked out cellphones and landlines, ripped power lines from broken poles and tossed cars, school buses and tractor-trailers onto roads made impassable by debris.


    Mexican Army soldiers and federal police officers stand watch during a multi-agency operation against immigration offenders and illegal hawking at the "Paso del Norte" bridge, along the border between the U.S. and Mexico on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez, March 2, 2012. According to Mexican border authorities, the teams of soldiers and police officers will be stationed there permanently.


    ACAPULCO, MEXICO - MARCH 02: A Mexican army soldier takes notes at the site of a suspected drug-related double execution on March 2, 2012 in Acapulco, Mexico. Drug violence has surged in the coastal resort in the last year, making Acapulco the second most deadly city in Mexico after Juarez. One of Mexico's top tourist destinations, Acapulco has suffered a drop in business, especially from foreign tourists, due to the violence. Toursim accounts for about 70 percent of the economy of Acapulco's state of Guerrero and 9 percent of Mexico's economy.


    A member of the Free Syrian Army holds up a child as he protests against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Binsh near Idlib March 2, 2012.


    North Korea's army captain Lee Yong-chul gestures in Pyongyang in this photo taken by Kyodo on March 2, 2012.


    Israeli army officers walk in the snow in the old city of Hebron, in the West Bank, Friday, March 2, 2012. Israelis and Palestinians have woken up to a rare sight in the usually temperate Holy Land: A thin blanket of snow. Snow blanketed Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, the Galilee, and the West Bank cities of Hebron and Bethlehem.

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    An African Union tanks on March 3, 2012 after African Union-backed Somali government troops attacked and seized positions of hardline Shebab insurgents in the war-torn capital Mogadishu.


    A female Sudanese soldier stands in the crowd holding her weapon in the air during the visit of Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir to the Popular Defence Forces in Khartoum on March 3, 2012.


    A soldier stands guard during the funeral of the late leader of Nigeria's breakaway Republic of Biafra, Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, in Nnewi, Nigeria on Friday, March 2, 2012. Mourners gathered for the funeral and burial of Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, who led Biafra during the three-year civil war.


    A soldier adjusts the trolley used in carrying the casket of Biafran ex-warlord Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu outside St. Micheal Catholic church during his final funeral ceremony in his native village of Nnewi, southeast Nigeria, March 2, 2012.




    Honour guards march in step during the changing of the guards ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall in central Moscow March 2, 2012. Russians will go to the polls for their presidential election on March 4.

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    Beijing Police with the SWAT unit patrol the roads surrounding the Great Hall of the People shortly before the opening ceremony of CPPCC takes place on Saturday afternoon. [China.org.cn]


    Police also employ metal detectors to sweep the journalists' vehicle parking area shortly before the CPPCC opens its annual session at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Saturday afternoon. [China.org.cn]


    Beijing Police set up surveillance cameras on the path leading to the parking area for journalists' vehicles shortly before the CPPCC opens its annual session at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Saturday afternoon. [China.org.cn]






    Beijing Police use dogs to detect possible dangerous items on journalists' vehicles parked on the Tian'anmen Square on Saturday afternoon as the CPPCC opens its annual sessions[China.org.cn]


    Riot police look for anti-government protesters during clashes Saturday, March 3, 2012, in Sehla, Bahrain, west of the capital of Manama. Clashes erupted after a mourning procession for a man whose family and opposition rights activists allege died of tear gas.


    Riot police stand behind makeshift barricades erected by anti-government protesters during clashes Saturday, March 3, 2012, in Sehla, Bahrain, west of the capital of Manama. Clashes erupted after a mourning procession for a man whose family and opposition rights activists allege died of tear gas.


    Protesters are removed from the front steps of the State Capitol in Richmond, Va. , Saturday, March 3, 2012. Virginia Capitol Police arrested more than 30 women's rights activists Saturday when they refused to leave the Capitol steps during a protest of anti-abortion legislation. The protesters were some of an estimated 500 who had marched down a downtown street before gathering on the Capitol grounds to protest legislation like a bill that passed the General Assembly earlier in the week that requires an ultrasound before an abortion.

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    [LEFT][*******#000000]A U.S. Air Force Airborne Warning and Control Systems is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker during Cope North 2012, Feb. 22, 2012. The U.S. Air Force, the Japanese Air Defense and the Royal Australian Air Force began exercise Cope North 2012 here Feb. 11. The exercise, scheduled to run through Feb. 24, is the latest in a series of multinational exercises designed to enhance air operations between the three Pacific allies.[/COLOR][/LEFT]

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    [LEFT][*******#000000]A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon departs after being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker during an air refueling mission during exercise Cope North 2012, Anderson Air Force Base, Guam Feb. 22, 2012.[/COLOR][/LEFT]

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    Default Fifth generation fighters crucial to air superiority

    3/2/2012 - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force is the world's most advanced air and space force and, with the integration of fifth generation aircraft, is gaining new tactical advantages that transcend beyond just stealth into areas such as enhanced maneuverability, multi-role capabilities and fused sensor and avionics systems that can communicate with other weapons systems.

    That's why it is imperative that U.S. forces continue to develop and begin to use fifth-generation fighters as they transition to the new Pacific-based strategy, according to Lt. Gen. Herbert J. "Hawk" Carlisle, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bd popeye View Post
    Where's Vor33?? He must be on holiday!!

















    Special forces soldiers from the National Army of Cyrenaica take part in a military parade graduation ceremony in Benghazi March 3, 2012.
    Does Cyrenaica have their own army now? Or is it just a name?

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