U.S. Troops Train During Operation Spartan Shield in Southwest Asia

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Drew Parks communicates with a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet crew while supporting Operation Spartan Shield in Southwest Asia, Sept. 11, 2012. Parks, a joint terminal attack controller, is assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder
  • U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Drew Parks makes his way to a better vantage point before calling in an air strike while supporting Operation Spartan Shield in Southwest Asia, Sept. 11, 2012.  U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder
  • U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Drew Parks uses a laser target designator to mark the target for a laser-guided bomb while supporting Operation Spartan Shield in Southwest Asia, Sept. 11, 2012.  U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder
  • A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet hits its designated target using an inert laser-guided bomb during Operation Spartan Shield in Southwest Asia, Sept. 11, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder
  • U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew Perry, right, and U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Darryl Honick work together to control coordination efforts with a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet crew during Operation Spartan Shield in Southwest Asia, Sept. 11, 2012. Perry, a radio operator maintainer and driver, is assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron. Honick, a joint fire observer, is assigned to 3rd Battalion, 159th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder
  • U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Drew Parks communicates with a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet crew during Operation Spartan Shield in Southwest Asia, Sept. 11, 2012.  U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder