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Beats a polar bear swim.
Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo climb a caving ladder attached to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a training exercise at Lake Yojoa, Honduras. Task Force members and members of the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) conducted helocast, caving ladder and overwater hoist training during the exercise in order to maintain proficiency in a variety of skill sets as well as to prepare for future operations and exercises throughout Central America.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Zach Anderson, 25 FEB 2014.)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Contrast.
U.S. Marines with the 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment participate in training during amphibious landing operations at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, as part of exercise Iron Fist 2014. Iron Fist is a three-week bilateral training event held annually between the U.S. Marine Corps and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force designed to increase interoperability between the two services while aiding the Japanese in their continued development of amphibious capabilities.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Eric Coffer, 19 FEB 2014.)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Sound of the drums, beatin’ in my heart.
Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division lay in a cloud of dirt after an UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter assigned to 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade drops them off during a bilateral exercise in the US Central Command area of responsibility. After being dropped off, soldiers assaulted a mock village, which tested their ability to conduct Military Operations in Urban Terrain. The week-long military-to-military exercise fostered partnership and interoperability.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch, 2nd ABCT PAO, 4th ID, 19 FEB 2014.)
Brothers in arms.
Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force fire FN Minimi light machine guns (top) while training and swapping challenge coins (center) with U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, California. Iron Fist 2014 is an amphibious exercise that brings together Marines and sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, other I Marine Expeditionary Force units, and soldiers from the JGSDF, to promote military interoperability and hone individual and small-unit skills through challenging, complex and realistic training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Anna K. Albrecht, 7 FEB 2014.)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Traffic jam.
Coalition force members waits for a herd of sheep to pass, so they can setup a helicopter landing zone in Balkh province, Afghanistan, Jan. 20, 2014. The troops were setting up the HLZ to return safely to FOB MES after participating in marksmanship training.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Stephen Cline, 20 JAN 2014.)
Shooting AK’s in paradise.
Maldivian Marine Corps Cpl. Mohamed Shakir fires his AK-47 service rifle during live fire training with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Marines on Maafilaafushi, Maldives. This non-commissioned officer development program between both U.S. and Maldivian Marines creates a setting for professional military and cultural exchanges, as well as provides both forces an opportunity to train in unfamiliar settings and gain experience with different tactics, techniques and procedures.
(U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau, 28 JAN 2014.)
A Maldivian Marine checks his shot group during live fire training with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Marines on Maafilaafushi, Maldives. This non-commissioned officer development program between both U.S. and Maldivian Marines creates a setting for professional military and cultural exchanges, as well as provides both forces an opportunity to train in unfamiliar settings and gain experience with different tactics, techniques and procedures.
(U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau, 25 JAN 2014.)
Late Night Nookie #soldierporn: Invisible scars.
A coalition forces member fires a Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) during marksmanship training on a range on Kandahar Air Field, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Coalition forces qualified with various weapon systems to maintain their proficiency.
(U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Dacotah Lane, 15 JAN 2014.)
There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.
A pin from an M18 smoke grenade lies in the charred grass after it was thrown during a simulated battle during the tactics portion of the Ability to Survive and Operate exercise at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C. The 1st Combat Camera Squadron located at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., hosted the Ability to Survive and Operate Exercise Jan. 6-17.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dennis Sloan, 17 JAN 2014. Quote from Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Lava Viper.