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    Default Today's Photos, Thursday - March 14th, 2013

    It's thursday, at least in this part of the world... let's get a thread started

    Darkhorse Marines train in pistol proficiency


    Marines assigned to Battery B, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire 9mm pistols during marksmanship training on the flight deck of USS Rushmore, March 9. Using the M9 Beretta, each shooter went through an entire course of fire on the paper targets. The 15th MEU is deployed as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force, providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy R. Childers/Released)

    Marines assigned to Battery B, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire 9mm pistols during marksmanship training on the flight deck of the USS Rushmore, March, 9. Using the M9 Beretta, each shooter went through an entire course of fire on the paper targets. The 15th MEU is deployed as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force, providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy R. Childers/Released)

    Marines assigned to Headquarters and Support Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire 9mm pistols during marksmanship training on the flight deck of USS Rushmore, March 9. Using the M9 Beretta, each shooter went through an entire course of fire on the paper targets. The 15th MEU is deployed as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force, providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy R. Childers/Released)

    Lance Cpl. Devon Kelly, rifleman, Combined Anti-Armor Team 1, Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire 9mm pistols during marksmanship training on the flight deck of the USS Rushmore, March 9. Using the M9 Beretta, each shooter went through an entire course of fire on the paper targets. The 15th MEU is deployed as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force, providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy R. Childers/Released)

    Sergeant Adam Scott, anti-tank missleman, Combined Anti-Armor Team II, Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire 9mm Pistols during marksmanship training on the flight deck of the USS Rushmore, March 9. Using the M9 Beretta, each shooter went through an entire course of fire on the paper targets. The 15th MEU is deployed as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force, providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy R. Childers/Released)
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    Military working dog takes flight


    Luca, a Military Working Dog with 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division gets geared up for medical evacuation training, Feb. 24, at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan. The training prepared flight medics for medical evacuation of working dogs. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Michael Needham, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

    A flight medic with C Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, is hoisted into a medical helicopter with Luca, a Military Working Dog with 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division during a training exercise, Feb. 24, at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan. The training prepared the flight medics for medical evacuation of working dogs. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Needham, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

    A flight medic with C Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, is hoisted into a medical helicopter with Luca, a Military Working Dog with 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division during a training exercise, Feb. 24, at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan. The training prepared the flight medics for medical evacuation of working dogs. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Needham, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

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    Soldiers assist AUP at checkpoint


    Staff Sgt. Thomas R. Banner, a squad leader from Lompoc, Calif., with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, performs pre-combat checks on his soldiers before a mission Feb. 28 at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

    First Lt. James D. Whitler, a platoon leader from Colorado Springs, Colo., with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, briefs his soldiers before a mission Feb. 28 at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

    Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, dismount their vehicles to assist Afghan Uniformed Police at a traffic control point Feb. 28 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

    Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, provide security for their leaders as they assess security positions at an Afghan Uniformed Police traffic control point Feb. 28 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

    Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, perform security during a halt near an Afghan Uniformed Police checkpoint Feb. 28 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The soldiers are assisting the AUP perform interdiction operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.

    Staff Sgt. Thomas R. Banner, a squad leader from Lompoc, Calif., and Spc. Dan J. Lombardi, from Atlantic City, N.J., with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, scan a ridgeline using their weapon’s optics at an Afghan Uniformed Police checkpoint Feb. 28 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers are providing security for the AUP as they perform interdiction operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

    Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, along with Afghan Uniformed Police prepare to set up a traffic control point Feb. 28 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The soldiers are assisting the AUP perform interdiction operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

    Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, perform security at an Afghan Uniformed Police checkpoint Feb. 28 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan The soldiers are assisting the AUP perform interdiction operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

    Spc. Dan J. Lombardi, an infantryman from Atlantic City, N.J., with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, performs over watch security during an Afghan Uniform Police traffic control point Feb. 28 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The soldiers are assisting the AUP perform interdiction operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

    Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, perform over watch security during an Afghan Uniformed Police traffic control point Feb. 28 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan The soldiers are assisting the AUP perform interdiction operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

    2nd Lt. Sean Fiorella, from Katy, Texas, and Spc. Christopher Molina, from Highland, Calif., with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, provide over watch security at an Afghan Uniformed Police traffic control point Feb. 28 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The soldiers are assisting the AUP perform interdiction operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

    1st Lt. James D. Whitler, a platoon leader from Colorado Springs, Colo., with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, performs security during an Afghan Uniformed Police traffic control point Feb. 28 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The soldiers are assisting the AUP perform interdiction operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

    A Stryker armored vehicle, manned by infantrymen with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, is used to secure an approach to an Afghan Uniformed Police traffic control point Feb. 28 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The soldiers are assisting the AUP perform interdiction operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

    Spc. Thomas E. Coop, an infantryman from Keokuk, Iowa, with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, performs over watch security during an Afghan Uniformed Police traffic control point Feb. 28 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The soldiers are assisting the AUP perform interdiction operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

    A Stryker armored vehicle, manned by infantrymen with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, is used to secure the area around an Afghan Uniformed Police traffic control point Feb. 28 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers are assisting the AUP perform interdiction operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

    Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, secure the area outside an Afghan Uniformed Police checkpoint point Feb. 28 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers were assisting the AUP perform interdiction operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

    Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, leave an Afghan Uniformed Police checkpoint point Feb. 28 near Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers were assisting the AUP perform interdiction operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

    Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, secure the area outside an Afghan Uniformed Police checkpoint point Feb. 28 near Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers were assisting the AUP perform interdiction operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

    Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, secure the area outside an Afghan Uniformed Police checkpoint point Feb. 28 near Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers were assisting the AUP perform interdiction operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

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    Great start, thanks for posting.

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    Commander of the African Union Mission in Somalia, Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti, made a historic visit to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa on Camp Lemonnier, , March 12, 2013. Here, the commander is pictured with members of his staff and CJTF-HOA leadership. From left to right, Brig. Gen. Osman Nour Soubagleh, chief of Djiboutian forces in AMISOM; U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Scott Smith, CJTF-HOA deputy commander; Lt. Gen. Gutti; U.S. Navy Capt. Nathan Martin, CJTF-HOA chief of staff; Col. Ali Aden Hamoud, African Union Forces spokesman, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Gary Smith, CJTF-HOA command senior enlisted leader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Caleb Pierce)

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    DAKAR, Senegal (Mar. 10, 2013) – Lt. Anthony Blaine, left, Senegalese navy Cmdr. Oumar Wade, center, Lt. Cmdr. Tristan Oliveria and Senegalese navy Seaman Mbaye Faye, right, monitor ships’ communications systems in the maritime operations center at the Admiral Faye Gassama Naval Base during Exercise Saharan Express 2013. Saharan Express is an international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian T. Glunt)

    DAKAR, Senegal (Mar. 9, 2013) U.S. Sailors ride with crew members of the Spanish Civil Guard ship Rio Segura in their rigid-hull inflatable boat during Exercise Saharan Express 2013. Saharan Express is an international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian T. Glunt)

    ATLANTIC OCEAN (Mar. 10, 2013) - Senegalese sailors train aboard the British Royal navy frigate HMS Argyll (F231), during Exercise Saharan Express 2013. Saharan Express is an international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Herman/Released)

    DAKAR, Senegal (Mar. 9, 2013) - Royal Moroccan Navy sailors practice boarding techniques aboard the Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll (F231) as part of Exercise Saharan Express 2013. Saharan Express is an international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Herman/Released)

    DAKAR, Senegal (Mar. 10, 2013) – Lt. Cmdr. Paul Qualey, right, U.S. exercise control group lead, tracks ships with Royal Moroccan navy Lt. Cmdr. Mohamed Ezzoubairi in the maritime operations center at the Admiral Faye Gassama Naval Base during Exercise Saharan Express 2013. Saharan Express is an international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian T. Glunt)

    DAKAR, Senegal (Mar. 9, 2013) – Capt. Andrew Lennon, top left, U.S. exercise director, and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Peter Wells, left, observe Spanish and Mauritanian sailors train during Exercise Saharan Express 2013. Saharan Express is an international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian T. Glunt)

    DAKAR, Senegal (March 11, 2013) - Liberian sailors depart the Mauritanian navy patrol boat Limam Elhadrami aboard a British Royal navy ridge-hull inflatable boat, after successfully conducting a boarding drill during Exercise Saharan Express 2013. Saharan Express is an international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Herman/Released)

    DAKAR, Senegal (Mar. 9, 2013) – A Dutch Maritime Interdiction Operations evaluator works with two members of the Gambian boarding team aboard the Royal Moroccan navy ship RMN Bir Anzarane (341) during Exercise Saharan Express 2013. Saharan Express is an international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian T. Glunt)

    DAKAR, Senegal (Mar. 9, 2013) - Royal Moroccan Navy sailors train Liberian sailors in proper security techniques aboard the Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll (F231) as part of Exercise Saharan Express 2013. Saharan Express is an international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Herman/Released)

    DAKAR, Senegal (Mar. 9, 2013) –Capt. Andrew Lennon, left, U.S. exercise director, and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Peter Wells, center left, ride with members of the Cape Verde coast guard boarding team in a Spanish Civil Guard rigid-hull inflatable boat during Exercise Saharan Express 2013. Saharan Express is an international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian T. Glunt)

    DAKAR, Senegal (Mar. 9, 2013) - The Royal Navy boarding officer for HMS Argyll (F231) trains Liberian sailors aboard the Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll (F231) during Exercise Saharan Express 2013. Saharan Express is an international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Herman/Released)

    DAKAR, Senegal (Mar. 9, 2013) - U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Chase Tippetts, left, a linguist for Exercise Saharan Express 2013, works with Ivory Coast sailors aboard the Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll (F231). Saharan Express is an international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Herman/Released)

    DAKAR, Senegal (March 11, 2013) - Liberian sailors board the Mauritanian navy patrol boat Limam Elhadrami, as part of a boarding drill during Exercise Saharan Express 2013. Saharan Express is an international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Herman/Released)

    DAKAR, Senegal (Mar. 8, 2013) - U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Chase Tippetts, left, speaks with a Cape Verdian coast guardsman at Admiral Faye Gassama Naval Base during Exercise Saharan Express 2013. Saharan Express is an international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian T. Glunt)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceriy View Post

    [*******#333333]DAKAR, Senegal (Mar. 9, 2013) – Capt. Andrew Lennon, top left, U.S. exercise director, and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Peter Wells, left, observe Spanish and Mauritanian sailors train during Exercise Saharan Express 2013. Saharan Express is an international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian T. Glunt)[/COLOR]
    An error by the editor,should be Moroccan sailors,not Mauritanian

    Thanks for posting.

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    [*******#000000][FONT=Lucida Grande]Royal Moroccan navy sailors board the British Royal navy frigate HMS Argyll (F231) during Exercise [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Lucida Grande]Saharan[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Lucida Grande] [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Lucida Grande]Express[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Lucida Grande] [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Lucida Grande]2013[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Lucida Grande]. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Lucida Grande]Saharan[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Lucida Grande] [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Lucida Grande]Express[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Lucida Grande] is an international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Herman/Released)[/FONT][/COLOR]

    [*******#000000][FONT=Lucida Grande]A British Royal navy sailor mans a machine gun aboard HMS Argyll (F231) while conducting training with the Royal Moroccan navy vessel Bir Anzarane during Exercise Saharan Express 2013 (SE-13). Saharan Express is an international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Herman/Released)[/FONT][/COLOR]

    [*******#000000][FONT=Lucida Grande]Lt. Anthony Blaine, right, U.S. lead exercise planner for Saharan Express 2013, conducts an interview with local media. Saharan Express is an international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian T. Glunt/Released)[/FONT][/COLOR]

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    Excellent PIX posted today by all!!


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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 11, 2013) Naval Air Crewmen 2nd Class Jeremiah Angerman is raised from the water during a search and rescue exercise to an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Proud Warriors of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 7, embarked aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 8, 2013) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) unload stores during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 11, 2013) Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class Benjamin Peckinpaugh jumps into the water from a rigid-hull inflatable boat assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) as Hull Maintenance Technician Fireman Justin Turner stands by during a search and rescue exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

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    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (March. 13, 2013) Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12 participate in a door breaching training evolution at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. EODMU-12 provides operational explosive ordnance disposal capability as required for the location, identification, rendering safe, recovery, field evaluation and disposal of all explosive ordnance, including chemical and nuclear weapons. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy Savarese/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Feb. 22, 2013) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Nick Kotoun, right, and Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Julius McGowan, center, hook a cargo net to an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Proud Warriors of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 7, as Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Archie Folks signals during a vertical replenishment exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 9, 2013) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Kevin Hartloper, from Owasso, Okla., puts a sticker of the crest of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) on a fueling probe during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan B. Shepard (T-AKE 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

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    PYEONGTAEK, Republic of Korea (March 12, 2013) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) is moored in Pyeongtaek, Republic of Korea, for a port visit. McCampbell is part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, and is in Pyeongtaek to participate in exercise Foal Eagle 2013 with the Republic of Korea in support of regional security and stability of the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Declan Barnes/Released)

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    NAVAL BASE KITSAP-BREMERTON, Wash. (March 13, 2013) Sailors' vehicles are directed then parked on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is making preparations to execute a homeport change from Bremerton, Wash., to San Diego following a year-long docked planned incremental availability at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles D. Gaddis IV/Released)

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    ARLINGTON, Va. (March 13, 2013) New flame-resistant flight deck jerseys made of moisture wicking and quick-drying fabric, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research's TechSolutions rapid-response program and Naval Air Systems Command, could be worn by Navy flight deck crews across the fleet as early as 2014. The high-tech fabric resists the absorption of petroleum products and is designed to maintain integrity throughout the entirety of one sea cruise. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

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    SAN DIEGO (March 13, 2013) An instructor leads students at the Search and Rescue Swimmer School at Naval Base San Diego through a training exercise. The students are participating in a four-week course where instructors teach various rescue techniques and swimming exercises. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Derek A. Harkins/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 11, 2013) Airman Alexander Holton, from Shreveport, La., left, and Airman Nicholas Mastrotataro, from Worcester, Mass., wipe down the canopy of an EA-6B Prowler from the Wizards of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133 on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Ignacio D. Perez/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Feb. 26, 2013) Marines practice fast roping out of a UH-1Y Huey helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 364 (Reinforced) aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and, with embarked Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)

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    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (March 11, 2013) The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled port visit during a deployment to the Asia Pacific region. LCS platforms are designed to employ modular mission packages that can be configured for three separate purposes: surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare or mine countermeasures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)

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    Latest photos of the dis-mantling of the ex-USS Guardian


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    SULU SEA (March 11, 2013) U.S. Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 disassemble the mine countermeasures ship ex-Guardian (MCM 5), which ran aground on Tubbataha Reef Jan. 17. The U.S. Navy and contracted salvage teams continue damage assessments and the removal of equipment and parts to prepare the grounded ship to be safely dismantled and removed from Tubbataha Reef. The U.S. Navy continues to work in close cooperation with the Philippine authorities to safely dismantle Guardian from the reef while minimizing environmental effects. (U.S. Navy photos/released)
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    Download HiRes Tony Jaz Boaventura, a civilian crew member of the U.S. Navy contracted vessel M/V Jascon 25, uses a torch to cut through steel in the engine room compartment of the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship ex-Guardian (MCM 5).


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    Download HiRes U.S. Navy contracted salvors remove an exhaust pipe section from the mine countermeasures ship ex-Guardian (MCM 5).


    Download HiRes U.S. Navy contracted salvors remove part of the superstructure of the mine countermeasures ship ex-Guardian (MCM 5).

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    Members of the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron prepare to board an HH-60G Pave Hawk on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 12, 2013. The 83rd ERQS Guardian Angel is a small tactical unit that trains and executes their mission in personnel recovery throughout eastern Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chris Willis)
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    Members of the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron Guardian Angel attend to a simulated casualty during a training mission outside of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 12, 2013. The 83rd ERQS Guardian Angel is a small tactical unit that trains and executes their mission in personnel recovery throughout eastern Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chris Willis)
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    Members of the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron Guardian Angel attend to a simulated casualty during a training mission outside of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 12, 2013. The 83rd ERQS Guardian Angel is a small tactical unit that trains and executes their mission in personnel recovery throughout eastern Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chris Willis)
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    Tech. Sgt. Kenny Ortega and Maj. Joe Lopez, members of the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron Guardian Angel, arrive on-scene to attend to simulated casualties during a training mission outside of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 12, 2013. The 83rd ERQS Guardian Angel are comprised of three career fields: the CRO (combat rescue officer), the PJ (pararescuemen) and SERE (survival, evasion, resistance, escape). (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chris Willis)
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    Members of the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron Guardian Angel arrive on-scene with an HH-60G Pave Hawk during a training mission outside of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 12, 2013. The 83rd ERQS Guardian Angel is a small tactical unit that trains and executes their mission in personnel recovery throughout eastern Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chris Willis)
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    Members of the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron Guardian Angel transport a patient using an HH-60G Pave Hawk during a training mission outside of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 12, 2013. The 83rd ERQS Guardian Angel’s mission is to rescue, recover and return American or allied forces in times of danger or extreme duress. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chris Willis)
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    Members of the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron Guardian Angel transport a patient using an HH-60G Pave Hawk during a training mission outside of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 12, 2013. The 83rd ERQS Guardian Angel’s mission is to rescue, recover and return American or allied forces in times of danger or extreme duress. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chris Willis)
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    Staff Sgt. George Reed, 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron pararescuemen, secures the tag lining for a patient being hoisted-up onto an HH-60G Pave Hawk outside of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 12, 2013. The 83rd ERQS Guardian Angel’s mission is to rescue, recover, and return American or allied forces in times of danger or extreme duress. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chris Willis)
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    Maj. Joe Lopez, 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron combat rescue officer, calls to the HH-60G Pave Hawk with a ground report outside of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 12, 2013. The 83rd ERQS Guardian Angel are comprised of three career fields: the CRO (combat rescue officer), the PJ (pararescuemen) and SERE (survival, evasion, resistance, escape). (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chris Willis)
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    Staff Sgt. George Reed, 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron pararescueman, watches the terrain during a training mission outside of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 12, 2013. The 83rd ERQS Guardian Angel are comprised of three career fields: the CRO (combat rescue officer), the PJ (pararescuemen) and SERE (survival, evasion, resistance, escape). (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chris Willis)

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    A soldier from the 'Karakal' Battalion during a graduation march near the Israeli-Egyptian border on March 13, 2010 near Azoz, Israel. The Karakal is a mixed-*** battalion formed in 2004, with men and women serving together in this combat unit, based in the Negev desert on the borders with Egypt and Jordan.

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    GBU-38 bomb components are prepped as Airmen from the 451st Munitions Flight prepare to assemble bombs at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 12, 2013. The GBU-38 bomb enables employment of accurate air-to-surface weapons against high priority, fixed, and moveable targets from fighter and bomber aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Scott Saldukas)
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    Palletized GBU-38 bombs are stored as Airmen from the 451st Munitions Flight assemble more bombs at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 12, 2013. The GBU-38 bomb enables employment of accurate air-to-surface weapons against high priority, fixed, and moveable targets from fighter and bomber aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Scott Saldukas)
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    Airmen from the 451st Munitions Flight assemble GBU-38 bombs while members of other agencies watch at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 12, 2013. The GBU-38 bomb enables employment of accurate air-to-surface weapons against high priority, fixed, and moveable targets from fighter and bomber aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Scott Saldukas)
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    Senior Airman Eric Vasquez, 451st Munitions Flight conventional maintenance crew member, positions bomb tail kits before securing them to GBU-38 bombs at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 12, 2013. The GBU-38 bomb enables employment of accurate air-to-surface weapons against high priority, fixed, and moveable targets from fighter and bomber aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Scott Saldukas)
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    Senior Airman Kirk Lemaire, 451st Munitions Flight conventional maintenance crew member, prepares suspension bomb lugs of a BLU-111 for installation at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 12, 2013. The GBU-38 bomb enables employment of accurate air-to-surface weapons against high priority, fixed, and moveable targets from fighter and bomber aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Scott Saldukas)
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    Staff Sgt. Trapis Leslie, 451st Munitions Flight conventional maintenance crew chief, removes a component of a BLU-111 in preparation of a mass bomb build at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 12, 2013. The GBU-38 bomb enables employment of accurate air-to-surface weapons against high priority, fixed, and moveable targets from fighter and bomber aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Scott Saldukas)
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    KMU-572 tail kits have been inspected and are ready to be secured to GBU-38 bombs during a mass bomb build at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 12, 2013. The GBU-38 bomb enables employment of accurate air-to-surface weapons against high priority, fixed, and moveable targets from fighter and bomber aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Scott Saldukas)
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    Staff Sgt. Leslie Trapis and Staff Sgt. Mark Smith work together to push assembled bombs down the munitions assembly table during a mass bomb build at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 12, 2013. The GBU-38 bomb enables employment of accurate air-to-surface weapons against high priority, fixed, and moveable targets from fighter and bomber aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Scott Saldukas)
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    451st Expeditionary Munitions Flight Airmen place completed GBU-38 bombs on a munitions assembly table during a mass bomb build at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 12, 2013. The GBU-38 bomb enables employment of accurate air-to-surface weapons against high priority, fixed, and moveable targets from fighter and bomber aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Scott Saldukas)

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