Stay sharp.
As seen through a night-vision device, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sam Enriquez and his K-9 partner Kally take part in night operations training during the Inter-service Advanced Skills K-9 course at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., 25 SEP 2012. Enriquez, a military working dog handler, is assigned to 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, stationed in Okinawa, Japan. High-res

Stay sharp.

As seen through a night-vision device, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sam Enriquez and his K-9 partner Kally take part in night operations training during the Inter-service Advanced Skills K-9 course at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., 25 SEP 2012. Enriquez, a military working dog handler, is assigned to 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, stationed in Okinawa, Japan.

Standing guard.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Nelson provides security during a key leader engagement at Malaa Lay Maiwand School in Farah City in Afghanistan’s Farah province. Nelson is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, whose members met with local officials to assess the condition of city schools and encourage student participation.
(Photographer unknown, 1 August 2012 via Defense News Media.)
[I’ve seen this photograph elsewhere on tumblr without any caption at all, and am posting it here for that reason alone. Captions are important. These images aren’t just artistic photography. These are humans, soldiers, on the front lines in a bloody battle that’s been raging for over a decade. Removing the caption is dehumanizing, sterilizing. A denial of reality. Their reality. Please, have some respect. -R] High-res

Standing guard.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Nelson provides security during a key leader engagement at Malaa Lay Maiwand School in Farah City in Afghanistan’s Farah province. Nelson is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, whose members met with local officials to assess the condition of city schools and encourage student participation.

(Photographer unknown, 1 August 2012 via Defense News Media.)

[I’ve seen this photograph elsewhere on tumblr without any caption at all, and am posting it here for that reason alone. Captions are important. These images aren’t just artistic photography. These are humans, soldiers, on the front lines in a bloody battle that’s been raging for over a decade. Removing the caption is dehumanizing, sterilizing. A denial of reality. Their reality. Please, have some respect. -R]

pellier replied to your post: perkinsopinions replied to your photo: Hawk and…

It’s a pavehawk, look at the front FLIR(?) sensor, the blackhawks, when they have them, are more centered

Pavehawks and Blackhawks look different in profile (to me, at least) and I imagine this is likely one of the reasons — but I tend to be cautious when altering the information provided by combat camera personnel, etc. Thanks for the input!

Pavehawk versus Blackhawk: