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Nov 23

todaysdocument:

Happy Thanksgiving!
We hope you’re not spending Turkey Day by yourself in front of a radar screen, but let’s remember those who can’t take today off.


Arabian Sea. An air controlman AIRMAN eats his Thanksgiving dinner while keeping an eye on the radar scope in the helicopter direction center aboard the amphibious assault ship USS OKINAWA (LPH 3), 11/26/1987

todaysdocument:

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope you’re not spending Turkey Day by yourself in front of a radar screen, but let’s remember those who can’t take today off.

Arabian Sea. An air controlman AIRMAN eats his Thanksgiving dinner while keeping an eye on the radar scope in the helicopter direction center aboard the amphibious assault ship USS OKINAWA (LPH 3), 11/26/1987

Oct 10

The United States Mission to NATO: Defense Ministerial Day 2 Roundup -

usnato:

Defense Ministers got an early start this morning at NATO HQ with lots of things to discuss on the second and final day of the Defense Ministerial.

First, the Defense Chiefs met in KFOR format, meaning there were represenatives from the 23 Allies and 7 Partners that contribute the 6,148 …

Oct 09

The United States Mission to NATO: Defense Ministerial Day 1 Roundup -

usnato:

Secretary Panetta arrived at NATO HQ this morning along with Defense Minsters from the 27 other Allies, KFOR contributing countries, and ISAF contributingcountries.

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Shortly after the Secretary’s arrival, NATO Secretary General Rasmussen gave a doorstep press briefing to give…

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Sep 09

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sean Kloc, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment from Los Angeles, Calif., provides security on a corner during danger-crossing scenarios during UNITAS-Partnership of the Americas 2012 on Sept. 5.
UNITAS-Partnership of the Americas gives the participating multinational troops from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay an opportunity to exercise critical thinking based on realistic scenarios, reinforce essential tactics and techniques and build on a strong foundation of professional cooperation.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler Thornhill

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sean Kloc, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment from Los Angeles, Calif., provides security on a corner during danger-crossing scenarios during UNITAS-Partnership of the Americas 2012 on Sept. 5.

UNITAS-Partnership of the Americas gives the participating multinational troops from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay an opportunity to exercise critical thinking based on realistic scenarios, reinforce essential tactics and techniques and build on a strong foundation of professional cooperation.

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler Thornhill

Sep 08

Capt. Dennis Zabka checks his mask for leaks at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 27, 2012. Zabka, a pilot assigned to the 11th Bomb Squadron. is competing in the Global Strike Challenge. 
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jeff Walston

Capt. Dennis Zabka checks his mask for leaks at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 27, 2012. Zabka, a pilot assigned to the 11th Bomb Squadron. is competing in the Global Strike Challenge. 

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jeff Walston

Sep 07

Chief Personnel Specialist Kevin Sun, assigned to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) reunites with his dog and other loved ones in Pearl Harbor after completing Pacific Partnership 2012. Mercy is in Pearl Harbor to drop off several partner nations and other crew on its way back to San Diego after the completion of Pacific Partnership 2012. 
Now in its seventh year, Pacific Partnership is an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission U.S. military, host and partner nations, non-governmental organizations and international agencies designed to build stronger relationships and disaster response capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Feddersen / Released

Chief Personnel Specialist Kevin Sun, assigned to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) reunites with his dog and other loved ones in Pearl Harbor after completing Pacific Partnership 2012. Mercy is in Pearl Harbor to drop off several partner nations and other crew on its way back to San Diego after the completion of Pacific Partnership 2012.

Now in its seventh year, Pacific Partnership is an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission U.S. military, host and partner nations, non-governmental organizations and international agencies designed to build stronger relationships and disaster response capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region. 

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Feddersen / Released

Sep 06

Sgt. Maj. Micheal P. Barrett, the 17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, participates in the military funeral for retired Sgt. Maj. Henry H. Black, the 7th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, Va. 
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cody A. Fodale

Sgt. Maj. Micheal P. Barrett, the 17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, participates in the military funeral for retired Sgt. Maj. Henry H. Black, the 7th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, Va. 

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cody A. Fodale

Sep 05

U.S. Army soldiers from 50th Brigade, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry mortar platoon, New Jersey Army National Guard, fire 81mm mortars at Fort Drum, N.Y., during training on Aug. 19. The 1-114 IN has its headquarters in Woodbury, Gloucester County, N.J.
Photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht

U.S. Army soldiers from 50th Brigade, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry mortar platoon, New Jersey Army National Guard, fire 81mm mortars at Fort Drum, N.Y., during training on Aug. 19. The 1-114 IN has its headquarters in Woodbury, Gloucester County, N.J.

Photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht

Sep 04

A crew aboard a new 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles, Va., conducts tactical turn training in the Chesapeake Bay, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. The station’s RB-M is the 100th boat of 166 being delivered to the Coast Guard to replace the aging 41-foot Utility Boat fleet.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert

A crew aboard a new 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles, Va., conducts tactical turn training in the Chesapeake Bay, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. The station’s RB-M is the 100th boat of 166 being delivered to the Coast Guard to replace the aging 41-foot Utility Boat fleet.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert