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Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole.
Coalition force members provide security during an operation in Nerkh district, Wardak province, Afghanistan. The purpose of the operation was to detain a high level Taliban high-profile attack facilitator. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Liam Mulrooney, 15 OCT 2013.)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Snowy Eagle.
During an operation in Nadir Shah Kot district, Khost province, Afghanistan, an Afghan-led security force captured a Haqqani leader responsible for insurgent attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces throughout the district. The security force detained four additional suspected insurgents as a result of the operation.
(Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Brian Kohl, 5 MAR 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.
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Star bright.
A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Air Station Clearwater is parked on the tarmac in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The aircraft has four 910-horsepower Allison P56-A-15 turbo prop engines and has a multi-mission capable range of more than 2,400 miles.
(U.S. Coast Guard photo illustration by Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Colon, 15 MAY 2013.)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Sunset Hornet.
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Cotton candy sunset.
A KC-135 Stratotanker prepares to land at Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. According to Boeing, KC-135s made 813,000 aerial refueling combat sorties during the Vietnam conflict. In the Persian Gulf War, the tankers conducted 18,700 hookups, transferring 278 million pounds of fuel. The aircraft remains the Air Force’s primary aerial refueling airplane.
(Photo by Staff Sgt. Robert Barnett, 30 SEP 2013.)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Dante’s Inferno.
Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, climb ropes at the end of an obstacle course on Parris Island, S.C. The course is one of many physical training tools used to help Marine recruits improve their strength and stamina. India Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 25, 2013. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent for females in the Marine Corps.
(Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink, 19 AUG 2013.)