Wednesday, September 28, 2011

David's coverage of the SION air show!

If you love warbirds and the new fast movers with a mix of European flavor then you'll go ape over David's coverage of the Sion air show.  Check it out here...and as usual he has some of the best aviation pics going...


172nd Infantry on patrol....

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Raymond Vetter of B Company, Task Force 1-71, 172nd Infantry Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. Isaia Vimoto provide security during a dismounted patrol outside of Forward Operating Base Curry, Paktika province, Afghanistan, Sept. 20.
U.S. Army soldiers of B Company, Task Force 1-71, 172nd Infantry Brigade provide security during a dismounted patrol outside of Forward Operating Base Curry, Paktika province, Afghanistan, Sept. 20.
U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Raymond Vetter and Staff Sgt. James Wardle of B Company, Task Force 1-71, 172nd Infantry Brigade provide security during a dismounted patrol outside of Forward Operating Base Curry, Paktika province, Afghanistan, Sept. 20.
U.S. Army Sgt. Cirera of B Company, Task Force 1-71, 172nd Infantry Brigade and Afghan Border Patrolmen provide security during a dismounted patrol outside of Forward Operating Base Curry, Paktika province, Afghanistan, Sept. 20.

Another undercover Marine Corps course that's a kick in the nuts....

Photos by Cpl. Demetrius Munnerlyn

U.S. Marines attending Infantry Squad Leaders Course, School of Infantry, West. The mission of ISLC is to train infantrymen to be able to take charge of Marines in a combat environment.


The gang behind the badge????

 
Wow. You're basically surrounded by killers, rapist and drug dealers and we're surprised that some might resort to this type of activity as a form of protection?

Is it right? No.

Is it understandable at some level? I think so.

But to be honest I'm not sure where I come down on this issue. Its worth keeping an eye on though.

The F-22 is back....

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft takes flight at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Sept. 21, 2011, on a training sortie. Four Raptors were launched as Holloman’s premiere aircraft return to the sky. The return to flight of the F-22 ensures air dominance for combatant commanders around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman DeAndre Curtiss.)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft crew chief begins the procedure of releasing the aircraft from a hangar at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Sept. 21, 2011. Four Raptors were launched as Holloman's premiere aircraft return to the sky. The decision by the commander of Air Combat Command to lift the stand-down ensures F-22 crews will return to combat mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman DeAndre Curtiss)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft awaits release from the end of the runway at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Sept. 21, 2011, to taxi out for a flight. Four Raptors were launched as Holloman’s premiere aircraft return to the sky. An expedient and safe return-to-fly ensures F-22 crews will return to combat mission readiness for the F-22. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman DeAndre Curtiss)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft awaits release from the end of the flight line at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Sept. 21, 2011, to taxi out for a flight. Four Raptors were launched as Holloman’s premiere aircraft return to the sky. An expedient and safe return-to-fly ensures F-22 crews will return to combat mission readiness for the F-22. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman DeAndre Curtiss)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft crew chief speaks with the aircraft's pilot at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Sept. 21, 2011, to ensure all of the pre-flight checks are done properly before takeoff. Four Raptors were launched as Holloman's premiere aircraft returns to the sky. An expedient return-to-fly means F-22 crews will return to combat mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman DeAndre Curtiss)