U.S. Navy sailors conduct the hot refueling of an AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter during night flight operations aboard the USS Makin Island in the Indian Ocean on Dec. 30, 2011. The sailors are aviation boatswainís mates and the Cobra crew is assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 Reinforced. The Makin Island is on its maiden deployment and conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alan Gragg, U.S. Navy. (Released)
MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters deliver supplies to the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in the Arabian Sea on Feb. 9, 2012. The helicopter crews are assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 23.
DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Evans, U.S. Navy. (Released)
Navy sailors place the sail on the yard of the mizzenmast aboard the USS Constitution in Charleston, Mass., on March 14, 2012. The sailors assigned to the Constitution routinely work to improve seamanship skills to prepare for possibly sailing the ship during the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Rooney, U.S. Navy. (Released)
[DoD photo by Senior Airman Stephanie Mancha, U.S. Air Force. (Released)]
[DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Christine Jones, U.S. Air Force. (Released)]
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft with the 335th Fighter Squadron
DoD photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman, U.S. Air Force. (Released)
Airmen load a tank into a C-5M Super Galaxy at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Nov. 15, 2011. The C-5M is the upgraded version of the C-5 Galaxy.
DoD photo by Roland Balik, U.S. Air Force. (Released)
A South Dakota Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter drops 600 gallons of water on a fire in Rapid City, South Dakota, on March 9, 2012. The helicopter crew is assigned to the Army National Guard Aviation Support Facility.
DoD photo by Master Sgt. Don Matthews, U.S. Army. (Released)
A U.S. Marine with 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division fires a shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon during a small-arms live-fire exercise in Cap Draa, Morocco, during exercise African Lion 2012 on April 11, 2012. African Lion is an annually scheduled joint/combined U.S.-Moroccan exercise sponsored by U.S. Africa Command and designed to promote interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation’s military tactics, techniques and procedures.
DoD photo by Cpl. Tyler Main, U.S. Marine Corps. (Released)
[DoD photo by Pfc. Codey Underwood, U.S. Marine Corps. (Released)]