Not much has changed, has it.
georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

“Sunset silhouette of a flying fortress, at Langley Field, Virginia, in July, 1942.”
(LoC)
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Not much has changed, has it.

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Sunset silhouette of a flying fortress, at Langley Field, Virginia, in July, 1942.”

(LoC)

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.) High-res

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.)

That sound stays with you.
ofspacifica:

060620-N-6074Y-119 Guam (June 20, 2006) - Navy Special Warfare (NSW) Sailors fast rope onto a rooftop from an HH-60H helicopter assigned to the “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Two (HS-2), during simulated Strike Warfare missions over the island of Guam. HS-2, part of Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2), embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during Exercise Valiant Shield 2006. Valiant Shield focuses on integrated joint training among U.S. military forces, enabling real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces and in detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class M. Jeremie Yoder (RELEASED)
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That sound stays with you.

ofspacifica:

060620-N-6074Y-119 
Guam (June 20, 2006) - Navy Special Warfare (NSW) Sailors fast rope onto a rooftop from an HH-60H helicopter assigned to the “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Two (HS-2), during simulated Strike Warfare missions over the island of Guam. HS-2, part of Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2), embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during Exercise Valiant Shield 2006. Valiant Shield focuses on integrated joint training among U.S. military forces, enabling real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces and in detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class M. Jeremie Yoder (RELEASED)

Warm welcome.
A South Carolina Patriot Guard member lines up along a Charleston, S.C., pier to honor the final homecoming of United States Coast Guard national security cutter Gallatin (WHEC 721) and its 170-member crew, following the ship’s final patrol.
(U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Dennis Sloan, 11 DEC 2013.) High-res

Warm welcome.

A South Carolina Patriot Guard member lines up along a Charleston, S.C., pier to honor the final homecoming of United States Coast Guard national security cutter Gallatin (WHEC 721) and its 170-member crew, following the ship’s final patrol.

(U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Dennis Sloan, 11 DEC 2013.)

Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Statuesque.
An Afghan National Army soldier provides security during a clearing operation in Gaza Valley, Arghandab district, Zabul province, Afghanistan. The clearing operation was conducted by Afghan National Security Forces in order to disrupt insurgent freedom of movement in the area.
(U.S. Army photo by Pfc. David Devich, 11 DEC 2013.) High-res

Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Statuesque.

An Afghan National Army soldier provides security during a clearing operation in Gaza Valley, Arghandab district, Zabul province, Afghanistan. The clearing operation was conducted by Afghan National Security Forces in order to disrupt insurgent freedom of movement in the area.

(U.S. Army photo by Pfc. David Devich, 11 DEC 2013.)

Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Cold is the night, cold are my hands, cold as my heart.
Capt. Wallace Rollins, platoon leader, Delta Company, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), directs his soldiers to an objective over the radio during a squad live-fire exercise at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. D Company is slated to augment 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., during their pre-deployment rotation at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., early next year.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Luisito Brooks, 4 DEC 2013.) High-res

Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Cold is the night, cold are my hands, cold as my heart.

Capt. Wallace Rollins, platoon leader, Delta Company, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), directs his soldiers to an objective over the radio during a squad live-fire exercise at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. D Company is slated to augment 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., during their pre-deployment rotation at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., early next year.

(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Luisito Brooks, 4 DEC 2013.)

majorleagueinfidel:

'Steadfast and Loyal'
Images of US Army soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division in Afghanistan. Images spanning from 2008-2010.

(via mintsmintsmints)

Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Ingots of Iron.
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Garrett Reed (left), a 22-year-old squad automatic weapon gunner from Plano, Texas, and Sgt. Roger Merritt, a 26-year-old squad leader from Horn Lake, Miss., assigned to the 81 mm Mortar Platoon, Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, talk as they return to Patrol Base 00 following a security patrol. Merritt and Reed are among the faces of a historic transition. They were unique ingredients in the melting pot of service members that prepared the Afghan National Security Forces to assume lead security responsibility in Helmand province’s Garmsir district.
(Photo by Corporal Reece Lodder, 8 FEB 2012.) High-res

Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Ingots of Iron.

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Garrett Reed (left), a 22-year-old squad automatic weapon gunner from Plano, Texas, and Sgt. Roger Merritt, a 26-year-old squad leader from Horn Lake, Miss., assigned to the 81 mm Mortar Platoon, Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, talk as they return to Patrol Base 00 following a security patrol. Merritt and Reed are among the faces of a historic transition. They were unique ingredients in the melting pot of service members that prepared the Afghan National Security Forces to assume lead security responsibility in Helmand province’s Garmsir district.

(Photo by Corporal Reece Lodder, 8 FEB 2012.)

Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Hornet’s halo.
An F/A-18E Super Hornet prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Mediterranean Sea, Oct. 26, 2013. The Nimitz is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. High-res

Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Hornet’s halo.

An F/A-18E Super Hornet prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Mediterranean Sea, Oct. 26, 2013. The Nimitz is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.