Australian and American Soldiers during a vehicle patrol around Spin Ketcha while serving with Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Uruzgan – 27th December 2011
An Australian Light Armored Vehicle provides security to an Australians patrolling in the Green Zone near Forward Operating Base (FOB) Worsley, at the entrance to the Baluchi Valley, Afghanistan.
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 14, 2011) A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter, assigned to the Red Dragons of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 268 Reinforced, takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is currently on its maiden deployment and conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility in support of the Navy’s Maritime Strategy. Makin Island is the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship and the only U.S. Navy ship with a hybrid electric propulsion system. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alan Gragg/Released)
Shah Marai—AFP / Getty Images Feb. 21, 2012. Afghan youth take cover from the rubbers bullets shot by U.S. soldiers at the gates of Bagram airbase during a protest against Koran desecration at Bagram, about 60 km (40 miles) north of Kabul. (via TIME Magazine’s Best Pictures of the Week, February 17 – February 24 - LightBox)
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Staff Sgt. Heidi Tuley, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, poses for a photo next to an A-10 Thunderbolt II’s 30mm cannon
Mongolian commandos celebrate Mongolian National Day in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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SHOAL WATER BAY TRAINING AREA, QUEENSLAND, Australia. (July 22, 2009) - Australian Defence Force Soldiers, 5th Royal Australian Regiment, prepare to fire the 84mm Carl Gustav recoilless rifle at the Urban Operations Training Facility during Exercise Talisman Saber 200