Thursday, June 10, 2010

During exercise Dawn Blitz

 U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment return to their amphibious assault vehicles on Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 4, 2010, after providing security on the shores of Red Beach during exercise Dawn Blitz. Dawn Blitz, which was the largest amphibious training exercise held on the West Coast since 2001, is a combined Navy and Marine Corps exercise. (DoD photo by Sgt. Sheila M. Brooks, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

Afloat Readiness and Training

Royal Cambodian marines embark the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, June 7, 2010, to attend opening ceremonies for the first of two Cambodian phases of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2010. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Tross, U.S. Navy/Released)

Fire trucks

U.S. Navy Capt. Kurt Hedberg, mission commander of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2010, talks with Army Maj. Daniel Castro and members of the Nicaragua Volunteer Firefighters in Nicaragua June 8, 2010, about fire trucks donated to the country through Project Handclasp. SPS is aimed at promoting information-sharing with navies, coast guards and civilian services throughout the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kim Williams, U.S. Navy/Released)

Taking a photo

U.S. Army Spc. Eric Cabral, assigned to a Joint Multinational Readiness Center team, takes a photo of the countryside in Afghanistan June 6, 2010, as Staff Sgt. Darrell Woodall looks on. Woodall is from Headquarters Platoon, Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. William Tremblay, U.S. Army/Released)