Paratroopers conducts air assault in Bermel district
PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Paratroopers from 3rd Platoon, Company B, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division ride in a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter from the Bermel district of the Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan, Oct. 13, after completing an air-assault mission. (Photo by [...]
225th Engineer Brigade
Photos by Sgt. Tracy Knowles
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First Cavalry Division Command Sgt. Maj. Rory Malloy (right) of Campbellsburg, Ind., jokes around with Spc. Eric Salinas with the 277th Engineer Company, 101st Engineer Battalion of San Marcos, Texas, after awarding him a coin for combat excellence, here, Oct. 22.
Spc. Tomas Chavez (left), [...]
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Matinicus enforces a safety zone following a fuel-tank-farm explosion near San Juan, Friday, Oct. 23, 2009. The cause of the explosion at the Caribbean Petroleum Corporation tank farm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, is under investigation. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad.
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Pentagon Officials Announce 2010 Afghanistan Deployments
Office of the Secretary of Defense Public Affairs
Story by Staff Sgt. Michael J Carden
WASHINGTON - Pentagon officials today announced additional replacement units scheduled to deploy next year to Afghanistan as part of the requirement to maintain the current level of security efforts there, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said, Oct. 20.
New M-ATV Arrives in Southern Afghanistan
Story and photos by Spc. Elisebet Freeburg
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan—The first Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles designated for Southern Afghanistan arrived here Oct. 22 by air transport.
After months of government testing, the Department of Defense awarded a contract June 2009, to Oshkosh Corporation to supply an initial order [...]
1/Lt Bundermann talks to a military reporter about coming under attack at Combat Outpost Keating near Jalalabad, Afghanistan from insurgents, his initial thoughts when the attack started, not being able to used mortars in the attack, what the fight was like for the first half hour, what it felt like to hear that the enemy [...]
On October 14, Lord Christopher Monckton gave a presentation in St. Paul, MN on the subject of global warming. In this 4-minute excerpt from his speech, he issues a dire warning to all Americans regarding the United Nations Climate Change Treaty that is scheduled to be signed in Copenhagen in December 2009.
A draft of the [...]
The T-11 differs from its predecessor in that the canopy deployment is smoother, oscillation is minimized and it is designed to carry a heavier load, about 100 pounds more and closer to current load requirements. Additionally, it has a canopy that is larger and square-shaped, contributing to a slower descent rate.
Soldiers test Army’s newest parachute [...]
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