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    [FONT=&quot]2013 MAFFS training[/FONT]

    The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd AW held its annual MAFFS certification and re-certification training. When it is determined MAFFS is needed, the National Interagency Fire Center through U.S. Northern Command requests the Department of Defense's U.S. Air Force resources.


    A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 from the 153rd Airlift Wing, after following a U.S. Forest Service lead plane, performs a training mission which includes water drops near the Medicine Bow National Forest, May 10, 2013.


    A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 from the 153rd Airlift Wing, after following a U.S. Forest Service lead plane, performs a training mission which includes water drops near the Medicine Bow National Forest, May 10, 2013.


    A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 from the 153rd Airlift Wing, after following a U.S. Forest Service lead plane, performs a training mission which includes water drops near the Medicine Bow National Forest, May 10, 2013.


    A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 from the 153rd Airlift Wing, after following a U.S. Forest Service lead plane, performs a training mission which includes water drops near the Medicine Bow National Forest, May 10, 2013.


    A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 from the 153rd Airlift Wing, after following a U.S. Forest Service lead plane, performs a training mission which includes water drops near the Medicine Bow National Forest, May 10, 2013.


    A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 from the 153rd Airlift Wing, after following a U.S. Forest Service lead plane, performs a training mission which includes water drops near the Medicine Bow National Forest, May 10, 2013.


    A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 from the 153rd Airlift Wing, after following a U.S. Forest Service lead plane, performs a training mission which includes water drops near the Medicine Bow National Forest, May 10, 2013.

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    Jumpmaster, Sergeant Marc-Andre Fraser checks Corporal Mikel Dube’s parachute straps before a jump near Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia during Exercise TRIDENT FURY 13 on May 8, 2013.


    Corporal Eric Gauthier and Corporal Mikel Dube wait as the Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130 Hercules approaches the drop zone over waters near Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia during Exercise TRIDENT FURY 13 on May 8, 2013.


    Corporal Philippe Morin watches the ramp of the Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130 Hercules lower as the aircraft approaches the drop zone over the water, near Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia during Exercise TRIDENT FURY 13 on May 8, 2013.


    Corporal Mikel Dube, is closely followed by Corporal Philippe Morin as he jumps out of a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130 Hercules aircraft near Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia during Exercise TRIDENT FURY 13 on May 8, 2013.


    Corporal Philippe Morin feels the wind pushing up on his flippers as he jumps out of a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130 Hercules aircraft near Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia during Exercise TRIDENT FURY 13 on May 8, 2013.


    Members from the Royal 22nd Regiment float through the clouds after jumping out of a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130 Hercules aircraft near Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia during Exercise TRIDENT FURY 13 on May 8, 2013.


    Jumpmaster, Sergeant Marc-Andre Fraser splashes into the waters near Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia after jumping out of a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130 Hercules aircraft on May 8, 2013 during Exercise TRIDENT FURY 13.


    Corporal Mikel Dube, Sergeant Marc-Andre Fraser, and Corporal Eric Gauthier swim to shore after jumping out of a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130 Hercules aircraft near Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia during Exercise TRIDENT FURY 13 the May 8, 2013.


    Members of the Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific) Clearance Divers and Canadian Army Patrol Pathfinders make their way to shore near Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia to conduct a beach landing site reconnaissance during Exercise TRIDENT FURY 13 on May 9, 2013.


    Upon reaching the shore near Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia, Corporal Mikel Dube runs up on the beach to find cover during Exercise TRIDENT FURY 13 on May 8, 2013.


    Corporal Mikel Dube provides protection for his teammates as they approach the beach after parachuting from a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130 Hercules aircraft into the waters near Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia during Exercise TRIDENT FURY 13 on May 8, 2013.

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    Members of the Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific) Clearance Divers and Canadian Army Patrol Pathfinders catch a ride on a rigid hull inflatable boat navigated by members from the United States Navy’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit 1, off the shores of Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia during Exercise TRIDENT FURY 13 on May 9, 2013.


    Sailors with the Royal Canadian Navy navigate rigid hull inflatable boats carrying soldiers from the Royal 22nd Regiment, to conduct a beach landing near Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia during Exercise TRIDENT FURY 13 on May 9, 2013.


    Sergeant Patrick Murphy, a member of the Canadian Army Patrol Pathfinders from the Royal 22nd Regiment, prepares to jump into the Pacific Ocean near the shores of Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia on May 7, 2013 to conduct a beach landing site reconnaissance during Exercise TRIDENT FURY 13.


    Private Emanuel Defresne positions his C9 light machine gun on the rigid hull inflatable boat as he and his section move toward shore to conduct a beach landing near Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt British, Columbia during Exercise TRIDENT FURY 13 on May 9, 2013.


    Soldiers from the Royal 22nd Regiment jump off their rigid hull inflatable boat near Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia as part of a beach landing exercise during Exercise TRIDENT FURY 13 on May 9, 2013.


    Corporal Maxime Cusson runs to shore with weapon in hand after disembarking a rigid hull inflatable boat as part of a beach landing exercise near Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia during Exercise TRIDENT FURY 13 on May 9, 2013.


    After jumping into the Pacific Ocean near the shores of Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt British Columbia, Leading Seaman Gabriel Mercier, a member from the Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic) Clearance Divers places his weapon on his rucksac prior to his swim to the shore on May 7, 2013 to conduct a beach landing site reconnaissance during Exercise TRIDENT FURY 13.


    Members from the Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific) Clearance Divers and the Canadian Army Patrol Pathfinders from the Royal 22nd Regiment, leave the ocean waters and quickly move into the woods of Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia training area on May 7, 2013, while conducting a beach landing site reconnaissance during Exercise TRIDENT FURY 13.


    Medic, Corporal Marc Savoie provides protection while his team changes after a beach landing site reconnaissance near Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia during Exercise TRIDENT FURY 13 on May 9, 2013.


    Sergeant Patrick Murphy, a member of the Canadian Army Patrol Pathfinders from the Royal 22nd Regiment, radios his section location to his chain of command, after conducting a beach landing site reconnaissance near Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia during Exercise TRIDENT FURY 13 on May 7, 2013.


    After conducting a beach landing site reconnaissance near Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia, Corporal Bobby Myre, a member of the Canadian Army Patrol Pathfinders from the Royal 22nd Regiment, watches for enemy activity on the May 7, 2013, while the remainder of his section change from their water suits to their combat clothing during Exercise TRIDENT FURY 13.

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    Lance Corporal Jade Batten of the Ship's Army Department conducting a high seas firing with a Browning 9mm pistol as part of a demonstration during HMAS Choules' Family Cruise from Townsville to Sydney, off the coast of Queensland.


    Corporal David Preston of the Ship's Army Department conducting a high seas firing with an F-88 Steyr Assault Rifle as part of a demonstration during HMAS Choules' Family Cruise from Townsville to Sydney, off the coast of Queensland.


    Corporal David Preston of the Ship's Army Department conducting a high seas firing with an F-88 Steyr Assault Rifle as part of a demonstration during HMAS Choules' Family Cruise from Townsville to Sydney, off the coast of Queensland.


    Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Dan Oldfield conducting a high seas firing with an F-89 Minimi Light Support Weapon as part of a demonstration during HMAS Choules' Family Cruise from Townsville to Sydney, off the coast of Queensland.


    Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Dan Oldfield conducting a high seas firing with an F-89 Minimi Light Support Weapon as part of a demonstration during HMAS Choules' Family Cruise from Townsville to Sydney, off the coast of Queensland.


    Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Travis Packanan conducting a high seas firing with a MAG-58 General Purpose Machine Gun as part of a demonstration during HMAS Choules' Family Cruise from Townsville to Sydney, off the coast of Queensland.

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    Default Training Readiness and Assessment exercise ULTRA



    Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron One Alpha take aim during a Unit Level Training Readiness and Assessment (ULTRA) exercise. ULTRA prepares Sailors in pre-planned responses by utilizing tactical technique procedures, which prepares for real life scenarios encountered while deployed


    Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron One Alpha signal a warning to stay away during a Unit Level Training Readiness and Assessment (ULTRA) exercise. ULTRA prepares Sailors in pre-planned responses by utilizing tactical technique procedures, which prepares for real life scenarios encountered while deployed.


    Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron One Alpha check equipment before participating in a Unit Level Training Readiness and Assessment (ULTRA) exercise. ULTRA prepares Sailors in pre-planned responses by utilizing tactical technique procedures, which prepares for real life scenarios encountered while deployed.


    Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron One Alpha don safety equipment before participating in a Unit Level Training Readiness and Assessment (ULTRA) exercise. ULTRA prepares Sailors in pre-planned responses by utilizing tactical technique procedures, which prepares for real life scenarios encountered while deployed.


    Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron One Alpha check equipment before participating in a Unit Level Training Readiness and Assessment (ULTRA) exercise. ULTRA prepares Sailors in pre-planned responses by utilizing tactical technique procedures, which prepares for real life scenarios encountered while deployed


    Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron One Alpha check equipment before participating in a Unit Level Training Readiness and Assessment (ULTRA) exercise. ULTRA prepares Sailors in pre-planned responses by utilizing tactical technique procedures, which prepares for real life scenarios encountered while deployed

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    The Armed Forces put on a ceremonial display to match all others at yesterday's State Opening of Parliament. Many of the units taking part in the event had been involved in the London 2012 games, the Diamond Jubilee and various deployments to Afghanistan. In honour of the State Opening, as the Queen reached the House of Lords, a 41-gun salute was fired by The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, supported by the Band of the Royal Artillery, in Green Park. A further 41-gun salute was be fired at midday at the Tower of London by the Army’s oldest regiment, The Honourable Artillery Company, which is part of the Territorial Army.

    After The Queen’s Procession returned to Buckingham Palace, The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery marched past Her Majesty, followed by the Sovereign’s Escort and Regalia Escort, formed by the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment and the Guard of Honour from the Grenadier Guards and the Welsh Guards. Among those taking part were The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, Nijmegan Company Grenadier Guards, Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards, F Company Scots Guards, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, four half companies of the Royal Air Force and four half companies of Royal Navy.





















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    A Marine with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, assists Australian Army Pvt. Carl Hockey, rifleman, Delta Company, 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, in firing an M4 carbine during a familiarization shoot, here, May 10. The Marines fired the Australian soldiers’ F88 Austeyr, and the Australian soldiers fired the Marines’ M4 carbine and M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle.


    Australian Army Pvt. Blake Slough, rifleman, Delta Company, 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, looks through the sights of an M4 carbine during a class before a familiarization shoot, here, May 10. The shoot allowed the Marines and Australian soldiers to learn about each other’s weapon systems


    Sgt. Matthew Barker, machine gunner and section leader, Weapons Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, teaches the characteristics of the M4 carbine to Australian soldiers, here, May 10. Both the Marines and Australian soldiers gave classes on their specific weapon systems before they conducted a familiarization shoot.


    Sgt. Matthew Barker, machine gunner and section leader, Weapons Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, teaches the characteristics of the M4 carbine to Australian soldiers, here, May 10. Both the Marines and Australian soldiers gave classes on their specific weapon systems before they conducted a familiarization shoot.


    Cpl. Edward Langschwager, assault man, Weapons Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, fires an F88 Austeyr, a weapon used by the Australian Army, during a familiarization shoot in which Marines and Australian soldiers learn about each others' weapon systems, here, May 10. The Marines fired the Australian soldiers’ F88 Austeyr, and the Australian soldiers fired the Marines’ M4 carbine and M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle.

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    Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 6, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, conducted a series of close-quarters rifle drills and moving shooting exercises as part of the unit's pre-deployment training during the Integrated Training Exercise at Twentynine Palms, Calif., May 7, 2013

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    Dutch Red berets from the 11 Luchtmobiele Brigade take part and win the “[*******black][FONT=&amp]Bartelsbeker” Military skills competition – 7th May 2013[/FONT][/COLOR]
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    Norwegian Soldiers from Hans Majestet Kongens Garde during a public display for liberation and veteran day – 8th May 2013















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    Quote Originally Posted by vor033 View Post





    haha no way, I live in that city on the backgorund . I also happen to have a pics of a submarine and a couple of seaking doing rescue exercise.

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    Afghan Commandos from 1st Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak prepare their vehicles and weapons for use in convoy live fire training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 11, 2013. The commandos, along with their coalition force mentors, review these firing techniques to increase accuracy and combat effectiveness.


    Afghan Commandos from 1st Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak prepare their vehicles and weapons for use during convoy live fire training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 11, 2013. The commandos, along with their coalition force mentors, review these firing techniques to increase accuracy and combat effectiveness.


    An Afghan Commando from 1st Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak reacts to the detonation of a simulated improvised explosive device (IED) during training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 11, 2013. The commandos, along with their coalition force mentors, review how to react appropriately to an IED to increase safety and combat effectiveness


    An Afghan Commando from 1st Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak carries a simulated casualty to a safe location during react to improvised explosive device (IED) training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 11, 2013. The commandos, along with their coalition force mentors, review how to react appropriately to an IED to increase safety and combat effectiveness.


    Afghan Commandos from 1st Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak treat simulated casualties during react to improvised explosive device (IED) training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 11, 2013. The commandos, along with their coalition force mentors, review how to react appropriately to an IED to increase safety and combat effectiveness.


    Afghan Commandos from 1st Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak approach simulated casualties during react to improvised explosive device (IED) training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 11, 2013. The commandos, along with their coalition force mentors, review how to react appropriately to an IED to increase safety and combat effectiveness.


    Afghan Commandos from 1st Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak engages targets during convoy live fire training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 11, 2013. The commandos, along with their coalition force mentors, review these firing techniques to increase accuracy and combat effectiveness.


    Afghan Commandos from 1st Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak prepare their weapons for use during convoy live fire training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 11, 2013. The commandos, along with their coalition force mentors, review these firing techniques to increase accuracy and combat effectiveness.


    Afghan Commandos from 1st Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak prepare their weapons for use during convoy live fire training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 11, 2013. The commandos, along with their coalition force mentors, review these firing techniques to increase accuracy and combat effectiveness.


    Afghan Commandos from 1st Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak help to move a simulated casualty to a safe location during react to improvised explosive device (IED) training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 11, 2013. The commandos, along with their coalition force mentors, review how to react appropriately to an IED to increase safety and combat effectiveness.


    Afghan Commandos from 1st Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak react to the detonation of a simulated improvised explosive device (IED) during training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 11, 2013. The commandos, along with their coalition force mentors, review how to react appropriately to an IED to increase safety and combat effectiveness


    An Afghan Commando from 1st Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak helps move simulated casualties to a safe location during react to improvised explosive device training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 11, 2013. The commandos, along with their coalition force mentors, review these firing techniques to increase accuracy and combat effectiveness.


    An Afghan Commando from 1st Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak prepares his automatic weapon for use during convoy live fire training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 11, 2013. The commandos, along with their coalition force mentors, review these firing techniques to increase accuracy and combat effectiveness.


    An Afghan Commando from 1st Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak receives instruction before conducting convoy live fire training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 11, 2013. The commandos, along with their coalition force mentors, review these firing techniques to increase accuracy and combat effectiveness.


    Afghan Commandos from 1st Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak prepare their vehicles and weapons for use during convoy live fire training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 11, 2013. The commandos, along with their coalition force mentors, review these firing techniques to increase accuracy and combat effectiveness.


    Afghan commandos from 1st Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak, greet each other before conducting convoy live fire training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 11, 2013. The commandos, along with their coalition force mentors, review these firing techniques to increase accuracy and combat effectiveness.


    Afghan Commandos from 1st Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak prepare their vehicles and weapons for use during convoy live fire training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 11, 2013. The commandos, along with their coalition force mentors, review these firing techniques to increase accuracy and combat effectiveness.

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    Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 6, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, based out of Camp Lejeune, N.C., Conducted a live-fire exercise from armored vehicles as part of the unit's pre-deployment training during the Integrated Training Exercise at Twentynine Palms, N.C., May 8, 2013. The training included realistic combat shooting on various targets at unknown distances. The training is designed to hone the Marines' abilities to rapidly engage targets from a vehicle.

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    Hellenic Army Day (6th May 2013 Celebration of St George). Pictures released today

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    US nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz arrives at the southern port city of Busan on May 11, 2013. US warships led by the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz arrived in South Korea for sea drills following large-scale, annual joint land drills that have infuriated North Korea.

    The U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz is anchored at a naval port in Busan, about 420 km (262 miles) southeast of Seoul, May 11, 2013. The USS Nimitz arrives in Busan on Saturday to take part in South Korea-U.S. joint naval exercises on May 11 to 13, according to local media.

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