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Pink mist or Red Air…
U.S. Air Force Maj. Matthew McGuinness pops a flare to signal an Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk search and rescue helicopter where to land Dec. 5, 2011, during Exercise Cope Angel 12 in Okinawa, Japan. The 33rd and 31st Rescue Squadrons paired up with partners from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force during Cope Angel to train on water and land rescue and triage tactics. McGuinness is the 31st Rescue Squadron director of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Maeson L. Elleman)
Professionalism comes with practice.
Afghan commandos from 1st Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak, react to the detonation of a simulated improvised explosive device during training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan. The commandos, along with their coalition force mentors, review how to react appropriately to an IED to increase safety and combat effectiveness.
(Photos by Sgt. Benjamin Tuck, 11 MAY 2013.)
Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense specialist U.S. Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepare to move a simulated casualty during a confined space search and rescue exercise aboard the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). The 26th MEU is deployed to the 5th Fleet area of operations aboard the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group. The 26th MEU operates continuously across the globe, providing the president and unified combatant commanders with a forward-deployed, sea-based quick reaction force. The MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations.
(Photo by Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels, 9 MAY 2013.)
Three Marine officers, including a battalion commander, were removed from their jobs Wednesday in the wake of a disastrous training accident in Nevada that killed seven Marines and wounded eight other troops, Marine Corps Times has learned.
Afghan soldiers stand in formation during a graduation ceremony in Kabul province. The graduation is part of the transition of security to the Afghan National Security Force before coalition forces depart in 2014.
(U.S Army photo by Spc. Ryan DeBooy, 13 FEB 2013.)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: I believe I can fly.
A U.S. Army soldier watches his team drive a M1131 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle on a driving range on Forward Operating Base Bastion, Helmand province, Afghanistan. The military has been using the Stryker since 2002 in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard W. Jones Jr, 27 FEB 2013.)
Operator score: 10/10.
An Afghan soldier discusses mission operations in preparation for an upcoming VALEX (validation exercise) training mission in Kabul province. The training is part of the transition of security to the Afghan National Security Force before coalition forces depart in 2014.
(Photo by Sgt. Matthew Freire, 2 FEB 2013.)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Green-eyed night rider.
An Afghan soldier provides security while conducting a tactical training exercise at Camp Scorpion in Kabul province. The training is part of the transition of security to the Afghan National Security Force before coalition forces depart in 2014.
(Photo by Sgt. Matthew Freire, 4 FEB 2013.)
A team of Afghan National Army commandos with 3rd Company, 1st Special Operations Kandak, enter a room during close quarter battle drills in Behsud district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. Afghan commandos and coalition forces conducted the training in order to prepare for future operations to disrupt insurgent safe havens and support Afghan Local Police efforts in the area.
(Photo by Staff Sgt. Kaily Brown, 11 APR 2013.)
Full frontal, well hung.
Maj. Clint Webber, the tactical aviation department head for Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1, trains in an F-18 Hornet during the spring Weapons and Tactics Instructors’ Course hosted by MAWTS-1 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona. WTI is a training evolution designed to promote the best possible skills in today’s Marine Corps aviators.
(Photo by Corporal William Waterstreet, 30 MAR 2013.)