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Vacationing in exotic locales.
Riverine command boats assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.7, navigate through the coastal waters of Bahrain, in the Arabian Gulf. Riverine command boats provide a multi-mission platform for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility by focusing on maritime security operations, maritime infrastructure protection, and theater security cooperation efforts, in addition to offensive combat operations.
(U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martin Cuaron, 4 MAR 2014.)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Winter seas.
Fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) steams in the Atlantic Ocean during rough seas as the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) prepares to pull along side to conduct a replenishment-at-sea. The Bataan Amphibious Readiness Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations, providing crisis response capability, increasing theater security cooperation and a forward naval presence in the U.S. Navy’s 5th and 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility.
(U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mark Hays, 11 FEB 2014.)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Serious light pollution.
The guided missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) patrols in the Gulf of Oman. The Bulkeley was deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
(Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Donald R. White Jr., 6 FEB 2014.)
Celebrating thirty-three years of making China nervous.
 Royal Thai and Republic of Korea amphibious assault vehicles lay a smoke screen during an amphibious demonstration at Hat Yao Beach.
 A ROK Marine assists in securing the beachhead during the assault demonstration.
 U.S. Marine Cpl. Jacob Obrienflasch, left, and Sgt. David Wainright, stand in formation alongside Republic of Korea Marine Corps at Hat Yao Beach after conducting an amphibious demonstration during exercise Cobra Gold 2014. Cobra Gold, in its 33rd iteration, is designed to advance regional security in the Asia-Pacific region. The U.S. Marines are with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program.
(U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joy M. Kirch-Kelling, 14 FEB 2014.)
This ground moves.
The guy you see in the gunner’s hatch….
I’m at his house right now… we made Apple Pie moonshine last night and watched My Little Pony today….
He didn’t know the video of this crash was on youtube until last night.
Because of this crash, his right knee is now made of titanium.
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: And gentle souls sleep safe tonight.
An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, flies over the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) during a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, supporting theater security cooperation efforts and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Blagoj B. Petkovski, 10 JAN 2014.)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Far from home.
Sailors assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.7 pass Prince Khalifah Bin Salman Causeway in a riverine command boat during a training exercise. CTG-56.7 provides a multi-mission platform for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility by focusing on maritime security operations, maritime infrastructure protection, and theater security cooperation efforts, in addition to offensive combat operations.
(U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michelle L. Turner, 6 JAN 2014.)
U.S. Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit provide security as a Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 166 (Reinforced), 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepares to land during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel training exercise at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The expeditionary unit was deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group.
(DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Lonzo-Grei D. Thornton, U.S. Marine Corps, 6 JAN 2014.)
This ground moves.
[L] Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Quincy Smith signals for a UH-60 Black Hawk operated by A Company, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, to land on the USS Harper’s Ferry (LSD 49) during deck landing qualification in the Arabian Gulf.
[R] Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Jose Rangel directs an AH-64 Apache offship as it lifts off from the deck of the Harper’s Ferry. The aircraft is operated by 4th Battalion, 227th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st CAV, now under the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade.
U.S. Army aviation assets and the U.S. Navy conduct joint-service littoral (near shore) training missions to build familiarity with each other’s equipment and procedures, including landing different models of rotary wing aircraft on Navy Dock Landing Ships (LSD’s). The 42nd CAB, New York Army National Guard, operates rotary winged aircraft throughout the region in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
(U.S. Army National Guard photos by Spc. Harley Jelis, 26 DEC 2013.)
I wanna glide down over Mulholland.
Parachute Rigger 1st Class Morgan, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposable Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8, in freefall during military free fall jump sustainment training in Sevilla, Spain. EODMU 8 performs quarterly sustainment training to maintain proficiency. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Stoltz, 23 DEC 2013.)