Sailors assigned to the Saberhawks of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77 perform maintenance on the rotors of two MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Benjamin T. Liston)
Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 approach their targets at a firing range at Camp Leatherneck to check for shooting accuracy. NMCB-11 is deployed to Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jonathan Carmichael/Released)
Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Tyler Sinclair grinds the edge of a storage unit aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)
Soldiers assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, seek out opposing forces in the rain during Urban Operations training at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss., Sept. 28, 2011. The brigade is deploying about 3,400 soldiers to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Photo by Spc. Kimberly Lamb (DVIDS)
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay transits the Arabian Gulf. Mobile Bay is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.
Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Walter Wayman
“I knew Vietnam was a hot and muggy place,” he said. “There was one aircraft with air conditioning, so I went with the [AH-1] Cobra. Besides that, I knew if somebody shot at me, I could shoot back.”
Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Roy Brown stands with his helicopter in the early 1970s when he was Cobra pilot serving in Vietnam. Then, and now, Brown served with the 101st Airborne Division.
Brown has been in the Army 41 years; he also flew with the 101st Airborne Division in Operation Iraqi Freedom and is works with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade in Afghanistan.