Marine Corps photo by Lance Corporal Jack A.E. Rigsby.
The U.S. Marine Corps has always prided itself on being an amphibious force, and this photo seems to prove that still holds true. It shows Marines and sailors crawling through a water obstacle during a squad competition last month (November 16, 2016) at the Marines’ east coast base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Abe McNatt
The brightest moon in almost 69 years sets behind the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in Coronado, California, November 14, 2016.
Did you see that unbelievably big moon? Where? Tell us in the comment box below.
Veteran’s Day 2016
President Barack Obama lays a wreath during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia Friday, November 11, 2016.
The USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) sails past the Statue of Liberty as it enters New York Harbor prior to Veterans Week NYC 2016.
The 1,000 Sailors and more than 100 Marines on board the amphibious assault ship articipated in New York’s Veterans Day parade Friday, November 11. The ship recently returned from the humanitarian assistance mission to Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
It looks like one Naval Special Warfare member is saying to a comrade “Come on in, the water’s fine!” as he leaps from an Air Force MC-130 Combat Talon II during a high-altitude, low-opening jump over Gulfport, Mississippi.
The air borne insertion was part of Southern Strike 17, a multi-service exercise emphasizing air-to-air, air-to-ground and special operations forces training.
The Mississippi Air National Guard’s Combat Readiness Training Center hosted the two-week exercise which ended Friday. About 2,000 personnel from 51 units representing all of the armed services participated.
To The Rescue.
North Carolina Army National Guardsmen and local emergency services personnel assist with evacuation efforts in Fayetteville, North Carolina on October 8, 2016. Heavy rains caused by Hurricane Matthew led to flooding as high as five feet in some areas.
To read a story about one of those rescue efforts, click here. No wonder they’re called guardsmen.
(U.S. Force photo by Capt. Adan Cazarez)
No, this isn’t how you catch a helicopter. These U.S. Army soldiers at Fort Bragg, North Carolina are holding down ropes attached to a UH-60M Black Hawk while others prepare to rappel from the helicopter. Here’s a video from the Army’s Air Assault School that almost makes it look easy. No, not really. Watch the video and you’ll see.
The helicopter is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade.
Pretty, But Rugged Environment.
(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bill Colclough)
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class John Gerbrands (left) guides a rescue heaving line to a 25-foot response boat during crewman qualification training in Valdez Harbor on Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Gerbands is assigned to Coast Guard Station Valdez, the service’s northern-most boast station. To see more photos of this training session, click here.