Evening Quickie #soldierporn: The mountain’s breath comes to Muhammad.
Two Royal Air Force CH-47 Chinooks lift into the sunset from Task Force Helmand headquarters in Lashkar Gah district, Helmand province.
(Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Chandler, 22 SEP 2011.)
Take a ride into the danger zone.
An F-15C Eagle from the 493rd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The 48th Fighter Wing sent an additional six aircraft and more than 50 personnel to support NATO’s air policing mission in Lithuania, at the request of U.S. allies in the Baltics.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Emerson Nunez, 6 MAR 2014.)
Vacationing in exotic locales.
Riverine command boats assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.7, navigate through the coastal waters of Bahrain, in the Arabian Gulf. Riverine command boats provide a multi-mission platform for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility by focusing on maritime security operations, maritime infrastructure protection, and theater security cooperation efforts, in addition to offensive combat operations.
(U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martin Cuaron, 4 MAR 2014.)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: This is your porn, tagged.
The Blue Angels’ C-130 Hercules, affectionately known as “Fat Albert,” flies over the USMC Silent Drill Platoon at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona.
(Photo by Staff Sergeant Oscar L. Olive IV, 4 MAR 2014.)
The eagle takes flight.
An F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 336th Fighter Squadron, departs from the flight line for Red Flag 14-2 at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., that incorporates all spectrums of warfare including command and control, real-time intelligence, analysis and exploitation, and electronic warfare. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shawna L. Keyes, 28 FEB 2014.)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Winter seas.
Fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) steams in the Atlantic Ocean during rough seas as the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) prepares to pull along side to conduct a replenishment-at-sea. The Bataan Amphibious Readiness Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations, providing crisis response capability, increasing theater security cooperation and a forward naval presence in the U.S. Navy’s 5th and 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility.
(U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mark Hays, 11 FEB 2014.)
At sea aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Dec. 18, 2001 — After an early morning round of flight operations, an F/A-18 Hornet awaits the next round of combat flight operations aboard USS John C. Stennis. Stennis and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) are supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Jayme Pastoric. (RELEASED)
An EA-6B Prowler from the “Rooks” of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron One Three Seven (VAQ-137) circles USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) for its final approach. The “Rooks” are part of Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) deployed on the nuclear aircraft carrier in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Dave Adams. (RELEASED)
A United States Marine Corps. CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter lands on the desert landing strip code named Rhino. Rhino is a forward-base of operations strategically located inside Afghanistan. U.S. Navy Photo by Photographers Mate 1st Class Greg Messier. (RELEASED)
Beats a polar bear swim.
Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo climb a caving ladder attached to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a training exercise at Lake Yojoa, Honduras. Task Force members and members of the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) conducted helocast, caving ladder and overwater hoist training during the exercise in order to maintain proficiency in a variety of skill sets as well as to prepare for future operations and exercises throughout Central America.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Zach Anderson, 25 FEB 2014.)
USS Nimitz (CVN 68) passes by the Arizona Memorial as Sailors spell out “FREEDOM” and man the rails of the ship as the ship pulls into Pearl Harbor for a liberty visit. The stop is the first port call for Nimitz following a transit around South America while on the way to the her homeport of San Diego, Calif. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Shawn Patrick Eklund. (RELEASED)
A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet prepares to take on fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender while flying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Aircraft from the carries Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and Kitty Hawk (CV 63) are conducting round the clock bombing missions over Afghanistan. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gaddis (Released)
Too good not to share.
A U.S. Air Force T-38 Talon aircraft and B-2 Spirit aircraft fly in formation during a training mission over Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 20, 2014. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear ammunition. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder, U.S. Air Force/Released)