^ Right, good call.
Nice pix, Henry's Fork!
I'm just gonna say it now, but those "British Challangers" are Warrior IFVs.
^ Right, good call.
Nice pix, Henry's Fork!
I thought those 6 countries all hate each other and are the reason for the recent arms race in the area, but yet they still hold joint exercises??The simulation is made every two years and it gathers more than 1.700 military and 90 airplanes of war of six countries: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Brazil and France
Two F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 80th Fighter Squadron fly to the range on Kunsan Air Base, Korea, on Aug. 15, 2006, to practice for an AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missile live-fire exercise. DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Allen, U.S. Air Force. (Released)
U.S. Army soldiers with the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 506th Regimental Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conduct a night patrol in the Zafaraniya District of East Baghdad, Iraq, on Aug. 13, 2006. DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Keith W. DeVinney, U.S. Navy. (Released)
Sgt. Charles Crawford (left) and Staff Sgt. Robert Steele, from the 2nd Infantry Division, record the serial number of a confiscated AK-47 rifle in Baghdad. This photo appeared on www.army.mil.
Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division depart an Iraqi home after a civil affairs mission in Tameem. This photo appeared on www.army.mil.
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division read letters from a Florida 3rd grade class during a patrol break along the Pesh River in Afghanistan. This photo appeared on www.army.mil.
Senior Airman Melissa Philhower makes a tactical move during a coordinated security training exercise Aug. 22. The Airman from Orlando, Fla., is with the 91st Missile Security Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D. Once in view of the facility, this team will form another 360 formation and provide outer area security while another team enters the facility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Lance Cheung)
An F-16 Fighting Falcon fires an AIM-9 missile off the coast of South Korea during a live-fire exercise Aug. 18. The F-16 is assigned to the 80th Fighter Squadron at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Allen)
San Diego (Aug. 23, 2006) - Sailors assigned to Inshore Boat Unit Five Two (IBU-52) conduct boat maneuver training in support of Exercise Seahawk. The exercise is a combination of anti-terrorism and force protection training involving units from U.S. Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC). In January, the Navy created the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, bringing EOD, Naval Coastal Warfare, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support functions and the Seabees under one umbrella. NECC integrates all warfighting requirements for expeditionary combat and combat support elements. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sarah E. Bitter (RELEASED)
Iraq (Aug. 10, 2006) - U.S. Army Pfc. Melvin Odell of the "Archangels" from 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 506th Regimental Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division loads a 105mm artillery round into his 105mm M119-A2 Light Howitzer, during a weapon registration exercise. The Archangels registered their Howitzers on Forward Operating Base Loyalty as part of an annual requirement to ensure their accuracy. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Keith W. DeVinney (RELEASED)
Java, Sea (Aug. 24, 2006) - Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Joshua Talley and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Damien Sylvester man a .50-caliber machine gun on the fantail of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) while transiting through the Lombok straits. Kitty Hawk is equipped with nine .50-caliber machine guns capable of firing up to 600 rounds per minute. Currently under way in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility, Kitty Hawk demonstrates power projection and sea control as the U.S. Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua Wayne LeGrand (RELEASED)
U.S. Army Spc. Jasonray Cruz, Guam Army National Guard, provides force protection for Kenyan army Brig. Gen Leonard Ngondi, not shown, as he visits Camp Lonestar before the start of exercise Natural Fire 2006 in Nginyang, Kenya, Aug. 6, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Roger S. Duncan
Kenyan army Brig. Gen. Leonard Ngondi greets U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Steve Nichols at Camp Lonestar before the start of exercise Natural Fire 2006, Aug. 6, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Roger S. Duncan
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jay Antenocruz, Guam Army National Guard, takes up a firing position with a Kenyan army soldier during a mock attack drill in Nginyang, Kenya, as part of exercise Natural Fire 2006, Aug. 6, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Roger S. Duncan
A Republic of Korea marine assigned to the 924th Medical Support Group stands watch during a humanitarian civil aid program for Afghan school children at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Aug. 15, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Bertha A. Flores
Republic of Korea marine Cpl. Kim Jae Bong, with 924th Medical Support Group, helps an Afghan girl carry her bag down the line of donated items during a humanitarian civil aid program hosted by ROK military personnel with 924th on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Aug. 15, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Bertha A. Flores
U.S. Army soldiers with Tactical Psychological Operating Team 1151 talk with Iraqi police officers at a check point near Forward Operating Base Falcon, Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jonathan F. Doti
U.S. Army Pfc. A. Muszynski purchases snacks from an Iraqi shop owner near Forward Operating Base Falcon, Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jonathan F. Doti
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jose Carmona, of Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, talks with local children near Forward Operating Base Falcon, Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jonathan F. Doti
U.S. Army soldiers with Tactical Psychological Operating Team 1151 conduct an operation near Forward Operating Base Falcon, Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jonathan F. Doti
U.S. Army Sgt. A. Paparella, right, from Tactical Psychological Operations Team 1151, speaks with Iraqi policemen through an interpreter before heading out on a patrol in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jonathan F. Doti
Flames engulf the cupola of the Trinity Cathedral in St Petersburg August 25, 2006. *******/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA)
A woman carrying a child walks past the Trinity Cathedral with fire raging and the central dome collapsed in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Aug. 25, 2006. A fire raged Friday in the 19th-century cathedral in St. Petersburg, bringing down the main cupola atop the stately church in Russia's former Imperial capital. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Church employees save icons from the Trinity Cathedral that is on fire in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Aug. 25, 2006. A fire raged Friday in the 19th-century cathedral in St. Petersburg, bringing down the main cupola atop the stately church in Russia's former Imperial capital. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
yesterday I ask he219 for more US forces pictures and he gives me a ***** inducing amount of them today. YOU DA MAN 219!
If you can read the sign on the VAB, then it's easy to recognize that this French peacekeeper belongs to the 13th Engineer Regiment (13e Régiment du Génie). On the other hand the 13° RG is part of the 2nd Armoured Brigade (2e Brigade blindée). It's not always easy to distinguish between the units of the French Foreign Legion and the regular French Army because they usually employ the same equipment, weapons, vehicles and uniforms.
A French United Nations peacekeeper officer protects his eyes from the sunlight as he arrives in the port of the southern border town of Naqoura, Lebanon, next to the headquarters of United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon, or UNIFIL, Friday Aug. 25, 2006. French warships anchored in the Mediterranean near Naqoura, about 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the Israeli border and some UN peacekeepers landed to complete the French Unit as France said on Thursday it was ready to send an extra 1,600 troops to bolster a revamped U.N. force for Lebanon, bringing the total French contingent to 2,000 and making it easier to recruit other nations. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Why are some UN vehicles painted entirely white, and others just have UN stencils on them?
Is there a ready pool of UN armored vehicles that can be deployed? No, right? Doesn't each host country furnish its own men and equipment?
Awesome. I happen to know these Iraqi Police Commandos. Good to see they are still around.
French soldiers of the UNIFIL, the U.N. Lebanese peacekeepers unit prepare their vehicules to be paint in white Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006 at Naqoura, the U.N. headquarters near the southern border of Lebanon. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
French soldiers of the UNIFIL, the U.N. Lebanese peacekeepers unit prepare to paint the U.N. sign on their armored personnal carrier Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006 at Naqoura, the U.N. headquarters near the southern border of Lebanon. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Now does each sponsoring country pay for troop deployment costs, or does it come out of the UN peacekeeping budget? I.e. the country just has to furnish troops + equipment? Who takes care of the logistics?
Those pictures are incredibly powerful when one gives them a second look and thought...thank you.
he's from my neck of the woods!U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Sergio Garza, a 33-year-old hospital corpsman from McAllen, Texas, examines an Iraqi man's scarred back in Sadiquiyah, Iraq, Aug. 18, 2006. Garza and other members of 3rd Civil Affairs Group, Marines of 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment and U.S. Army soldiers were on their way to speak to a water treatment facility owner. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ray Lewis