Monday, May 24, 2010

During a reconnaissance mission

U.S. Soldiers secure a perimeter in Sarde Sofla, Afghanistan, May 7, 2010, during a reconnaissance mission. The Soldiers are assigned to Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Joselito Aribuabo, U.S. Air Force/Released)

Practicing close quarters combat skills

Brazilian marines with Marine Corps Special Operations Battalion (Tonelero) practice close quarters combat skills during training with U.S. Navy SEALs as part of a joint combined exchange training exercise in Brazil May 10, 2010. The bilateral training, conducted by the SEALs as well as U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen, marks the first time the U.S. has engaged with the battalion in more than 25 years and is intended to strengthen ties between the two nations. (DoD photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger, U.S. Navy/Released)

Nose wheel

U.S. Airmen with the 81st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare to set a tow bar to the nose wheel of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft to push the aircraft into a parked position at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, May 11, 2010. (DoD photo by Senior Airman Nancy Hooks, U.S. Air Force/Released)