Friday, May 14, 2010

Close-quarters combat techniques

Members of the Jamaican Defense Force practice hand-to-hand and close-quarters combat techniques with U.S. Marines embarked aboard High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift during a Marine martial arts exchange in Jamaica May 11, 2010. The ship is deployed in support of Southern Partnership Station 2010, which is geared towards information sharing among navies, coast guards and civilian services throughout the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kim Williams, U.S. Navy/Released)

Providing security for a helicopter

U.S. Army 1st Sgt. James Herrington, first sergeant with the Parwan Provincial Reconstruction Team, provides security for a helicopter transporting Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Arnold Fields as it departs a vegetable dehydration and packaging plant in the Parwan province of Afghanistan on May 10, 2010. The Special Inspector visited the area to assess the plant and meet with the province’s governor. DoD photo by Senior Airman Jim Araos, U.S. Air Force. (Released)


U.S. Army Pvt. Jacob Dunn fires a 155 mm round from a Howitzer during a support fire mission at Forward Operating Base Boris, Afghanistan, May 1, 2010. Dunn is a cannoneer with 2nd Platoon, Alpha Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment. (DoD photo by Sgt. Derec Pierson, U.S. Army/Released)

Conducting the training

U.S. Marines board a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., May 5, 2010, prior to conducting training in night operations. The Marines, who are assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, are conducting the training as a part of the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course. (DoD photo by Cpl. Tyler W. Hill, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)