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    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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    Excellent PIX!!


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    BREMERTON, Wash. (March 2, 2012) Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as the ship pulls into Bremerton. John C. Stennis returned to homeport after completing a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. John C. Stennis flew more than 1,000 sorties supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and pilots from the ship led the final Navy aviation mission of Operation New Dawn in Iraq. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Keim/Released)

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    BREMERTON, Wash. (March 2, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) Airman Justin Rogers embraces his newborn child after returning from a scheduled seven-month deployment aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Sonar Technician (Submarines) Seaman Kenan O'Connor/Released)

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    ARABIAN GULF (March 2, 2012) Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 3rd Class Eugene Guest, assigned to the aircraft intermediate maintenance department aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), inflates a life raft in the paraloft shop. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are underway on a deployment to the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Andrew K. Haller/Released)

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    ARABIAN GULF (March 2, 2012) Sailors re-stow barricades after participating in aircraft crash drills on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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    ARABIAN GULF (March 2, 2012) Aviation Support Equipment Technician 3rd Class Jonathan Chapman, temporarily assigned to the security department aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), defends himself against a simulated attacker after being sprayed with Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray during security academy OC spray qualifications. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are underway on a deployment to the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rosa A. Arzola/Released)

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    ARABIAN GULF (March 2, 2012) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Jenna Rainbolt, temporarily assigned to the security department aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), is sprayed with Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray during security academy OC spray qualifications. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are underway on a deployment to the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rosa A. Arzola/Released)

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    ARABIAN GULF (March 2, 2012) Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Jonathan Prichard motivates Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Tara Smolka as she defends herself against a simulated attacker after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray during a security academy OC spray qualification on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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    ARABIAN GULF (March 2, 2012) Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Jonathan Prichard instructs Operations Specialist 3rd Class Gladys Jerezrendon, to open her eyes after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray during a security academy OC spray qualification on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rosa A. Arzola/Released)

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    PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (Jan. 27, 2012) A P-8A Poseidon assigned to the Bureau of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20 flies over the Chesapeake Bay. VX-20 is part of Naval Test Wing Atlantic. (U.S. Navy photo by Greg L. Davis/Released)

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    PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (Feb. 02, 2012) A P-8A Poseidon assigned to the Bureau of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20 replicates the characteristics of an MK-54 torpedo. (U.S. Navy photo by Greg L. Davis/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 2, 2012) A Sailor assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) sweeps the ramp to the hangar bay. Bonhomme Richard is en route to relieve USS Essex (LHD 2) in Sasebo, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane/Released)

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    DONGHAE, Republic of Korea (March 2, 2012) Capt. Daniel Grieco, commanding officer of the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), hugs a Korean child as Blue Ridge arrives in Donghae, Republic of Korea. Blue Ridge Sailors and embarked 7th Fleet staff will interact with their Republic of Korea navy counterparts and participate in various community service events. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steven Khor/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (Mar. 1, 2012) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 drops off cargo from the Military Sealift Command Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during a replenishment at sea. Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Benjamin T. Liston/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 29, 2012) Quartermaster 3rd Class Taj Hasty plays a phin, a ceremonial Thai instrument, aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71). Cape St. George is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 26, 2012) Seaman Joshua Rios fires a M-240B machine gun during a familiarization live-fire exercise aboard the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46). Tortuga, part of The Essex Amphibious Readiness Group, is underway on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Crosby/Released)

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    ..more USN & USMC PIX! Enjoy!


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    NAVAL STATION NEWPORT, R. I. (Feb. 24, 2012) Capt. Vernon P. Kemper, incoming commanding officer of Officer Training Command, salutes Capt. Caroline Olinger, chief of staff, Naval Service Training Command, while Capt. Kenneth L. Gray, outgoing commanding officer of Officer Training Command, looks on at a change of command ceremony in the Captain Howard N. Kay Hall. Gray was relieved by Kemper and also retired from the Navy after 27 years of service. (U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom /Released)

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    YOKOSUKA, Japan (Mar. 1, 2012) Gunner's Mate 1st Class Nicholas Stemper, assigned to the forward deployed Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), fires a Light Amplified Stimulated Emissions of Radiation (LASER) in dry dock two at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Each U.S. Navy ship with a LASER in its inventory is required to establish a LASER qualification and safety program. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Paul Kelly/Released)

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    NORFOLK (Feb. 28, 2012) Sailors gather on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in preparation for a magnetic treatment (DEPERM) at Lambert Point Magnetic Treatment Facility. The DEPERM process reduces the electromagnetic signature of a ship in order to limit its exposure to undersea mine detection. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian Read Castillo/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 28, 2012) A firefighting team enters a simulated smoke-filled space during a general quarters drill aboard the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46). Tortuga, part of The Essex Amphibious Readiness Group, is underway on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Crosby/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 2, 2012) A U.S. Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter assigned to the Tigers of Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 262 lifts off from the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46). Tortuga, part of The Essex Amphibious Readiness Group, is underway on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Crosby/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Mar. 1, 2012) Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) carry a combat rubber raiding craft to the stern gate of the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) during a night exercise. Tortuga, part of The Essex Amphibious Readiness Group, is underway on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Crosby/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Mar. 1, 2012) Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) deflate combat rubber raiding craft after returning from a night exercise where they deployed off the stern gate of the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46). Tortuga, part of The Essex Amphibious Readiness Group, is underway on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Crosby/Released)

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    EL CENTRO, Calif. (Mar. 3, 2012) Enlisted members of the U.S. Air Force air demonstration squadron, the Thunderbirds, and U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, watch a practice demonstration at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif. The Thunderbirds visited the Blue Angels as part of an exchange program for the two demonstration teams prior to the start of the official 2012 show season. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Rachel McMarr/Released)

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    GULF OF GUINEA (Feb. 29, 2012) Master-at-Arms 1st Class Gary Morrison, left, and Quartermaster 2nd Class Derek Baker demonstrate how to search a suspect to a boarding team from the Gabon navy aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) during exercise Obangame Express 2012. Obangame Express is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in the Gulf of Guinea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Felicito Rustique/Released)

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    ARABIAN GULF (March 2, 2012) A Security Department trainee has his face washed after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray during a security academy OC spray qualification on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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    ...an older pic but just released by the USN yesterday..
    PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (Jan. 12, 2011) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 conducts a captive carry flight test of an AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Greg L. Davis/Released)

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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 Airborne Warning and Control Systems departs after being refueled during Cope North 2012, Feb. 22, 2012.[/COLOR][/LEFT]

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    [LEFT][*******#000000]A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon approaches to be 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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    [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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    [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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