Saturday, April 10, 2010

Pre-fire checks

U.S. Navy Fire Controlman 3rd Class Ryan Dawson performs pre-fire checks on a Phalanx 20 mm close-in weapons system aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) while under way in the Atlantic Ocean April 1, 2010. Dawson is performing a check on the defensive weapon system to ensure no live rounds are loaded into it. Laboon is in transit to participate in Joint Warrior 10-1, a semi-annual event that encompasses multinational and multi-warfare exercises designed to improve interoperability between allied navies. The exercise is designed to prepare participating crews to conduct combined operations during deployment. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Darius O. Jackson, U.S. Navy/Released)

Assaults the objective during training

Iraqi commandos pull security as another platoon assaults the objective during training at the Regional Training Center in Dhi Qar, Iraq, March 24, 2010. (DoD photo by Spc. Robert Sheets, U.S. Army/Released)

Combined Security Force search for a weapons cache in Kirkuk, Iraq

U.S. Army Spc. Brad Ullrich helps members of Green Platoon, Combined Security Force search for a weapons cache in Kirkuk, Iraq, March 27, 2010. Ullrich is assigned to the Charlie Company, Special Troop Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armor Division. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew D. Leistikow, U.S. Navy/Released)

Iraqi soldiers conducting a foot patrol

Iraqi soldiers from the 52nd Infantry Battalion conduct a foot patrol in Al Madinia, Iraq, March 27, 2010. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Adelita Mead, U.S. Army/Released)

Make their way down a set of stairs

U.S. Army Cpls. Levi Day, foreground, and Stanley Piecuch, both Security Forces members from the Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team, make their way down a set of stairs in the city of Asadabad in the eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan March 29, 2010. The team is performing a routine foot patrol through the city to inspect past and possible future locations for PRT projects in the area. (DoD photo by Senior Airman Nathan Lipscomb, U.S. Air Force/Released)

Search and seizure team

 Members of a visit, board, search and seizure team from the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) inspect the Indian-flagged vessel Faize Osamani off the coast of Oman April 5, 2010. The vessel is a suspected pirate mothership accused of firing small arms and rocket-propelled grenades at the motor vessel Rising Sun. The Sailors took ten suspected pirates into custody and rescued eight crewmembers that had escaped from the dhow. McFaul is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (DoD photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy/Released)

looking through a phoropter

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Gennifer Sauter, a debts remissions branch chief with the Air Force Financial Service Center, looks through a phoropter during her pre-retirement eye exam at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., April 7, 2010. (DoD photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua J. Seybert, U.S. Air Force/Released)

Task Force disembark from Landing Craft

U.S. Marines assigned to a Security Cooperation Marine Air-Ground Task Force disembark from Landing Craft Utility 1660 assigned to Assault Craft Unit 2 in Guereo, Senegal, April 6, 2010, during an offload of U.S, Spanish, Portuguese and British marines and Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7. The service members will be working with the Senegalese army as part of Africa Partnership Station West, an international initiative developed by U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Africa to work on improving maritime safety and security on the African continent. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martine Cuaron, U.S. Navy/Released)