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11/30/2004
Smart Bombs
.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin Bergen, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, attaches a sensor head to a MK-82 in preparation for Resultant Fury, Nov. 22, 2004. Attaching the head turns the munitions from a "dumb" MK-82 into a "smart" GBU-10. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Brandon Kusek
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11/30/2004
First Time
American and Japanese firefighters demonstrate how to extinguish an aircraft fire at a fire training facility at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 19, 2004. The training was the first to involve firefighters from neighboring Japanese cities. This was also the first time many of the Japanese firefighters had trained with a live fire. The firefighters are assigned to the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Mikal Canfield
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11/29/2004
Combat Landing
A C-17 Globemaster III from the 437th Airlift Wing at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., performs a combat landing during an incentive flight at Northfield Air Base, S.C., Nov. 6, 2004. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Hannen
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11/26/2004
First Surge
Sailors perform maintenance on an F/A-18 Hornet engine in the jet shop aboard USS Abraham Lincoln deployed to the Western Pacific Ocean, Nov. 19, 2004. Carrier Strike Group 9 is the first to be used in the surge role in support of the chief of naval operations fleet response plan. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Nicholas B. Morton
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11/24/2004
Training at Sea
A Landing Craft Air Cushion heads to the beach at Onslow Bay, N.C., Nov. 16, to transport U.S. Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge. The Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group and the Marine unit are conducting integrated training in preparation for a deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Sarah E. Ard | Story |
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11/24/2004
Fast Attack
Precommissioning Unit Jimmy Carter departs General Dynamics Electric Boat Shipyard Nov. 16, 2004 to begin the Alpha Sea Trials. Jimmy Carter, the third and last of the Seawolf-class fast attack submarines, is the only one outfitted with a 100-foot-long hull extension providing it with a wealth of new capabilities that make it a true multi-mission platform. Photo courtesy of General Dynamic Electric Boat | Story |
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11/22/2004
Airlifter Refuel
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Sullivan, C-17 Globemaster weapons officer instructor from the 57th Weapons Squadron, connects to a KC-135 to refuel near Biggs Army Air Field, Texas, for Composite Force Operations exercise on Nov. 17, 2004. This exercise phase of the U.S. Air Force Mobility Weapons School C-130, C-17 and KC-135 Weapons Instructor courses employs a realistic scenario requiring the students to plan and execute airdrop, air land and air refueling operations in a dynamic, mature theater. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Hannen
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11/19/2004
Aircraft Generations
Two P-51 Mustangs, an A-10 Thunderbolt II and an F-15D Eagle team up during an air show at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nov. 13 and 14. U.S. Air Force photo by Julie Ray
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11/18/2004
Sidewinder
U.S. Marine ordnancemen assigned to the "Silver Eagles" of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115, load an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile on a wing pylon aboard an F/A-18A+ Hornet, aboard USS Harry Truman, Nov. 15, 2004. The Sidewinder is a supersonic, heat-seeking, air-to-air missile that can be fired day or night and is currently the newest air-to-air missile in the Navy and Marine Corps inventory. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Seaman Philip V. Morrill
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11/18/2004
Prepare for Airdrop
U.S. Air Force 29th Weapons Squadron loadmasters instruct soldiers from the 3rd of the 43rd Air Defense Battalion how to secure a M901 Patriot launching station in a C-17 Globemaster, the nation’s newest airlifter, during a Composite Force Operations exercise at Biggs Army Airfield, Texas, Nov. 11, 2004. This exercise employs a realistic scenario requiring the soldiers to plan and execute airdrop operations. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Suzanne M. Jenkins
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11/15/2004
Robot at Work
U.S. Army explosive ordnance disposal robot, I-Robot, carries a stick of plastic explosives down a street in Samarra, Iraq, Nov. 3, 2004, to an alleged improvised explosive device, found by the Iraqi Police, to destroy the device. I-Robot is controlled by a team of soldiers who survey the device at a safe distance with its two onboard cameras and mechanical arm. It was determined the device was a decoy for a rocket-propelled grenade launched over the patrols. Neither injuries nor causalities occurred. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer Class Jeremy L. Wood
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11/12/2004
Spearhead
The U.S. Army's Spearhead high speed logistical vessel prepares to dock at the Port of Djubouti, Africa to unload supplies in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, Nov. 3, 2004. The task force is a progressive regional partnership of nations founded on a mutual desire for cooperative security and stability that overcomes and deters the threat of extremists who use terrorism to disrupt our way of life. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shannon N. Kluge
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11/10/2004
Smarter Bombs
A pair of Joint Direct Attack Munitions GBU-31 bombs stands by near the flight line at Al Asad, Iraq, Nov. 7, 2004, before being loaded onto Marine F/A-18D Hornet fighter aircraft supporting operations in Fallujah. The munition guidance tail kits convert existing unguided free-fall bombs into accurate, adverse weather "smart" munitions. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul Leicht
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11/09/2004
Explosive Claws
A robot used by Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8, Detachment 18, carries an explosives deterrent device in its claw during an exercise at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Oct. 26, 2004. The primary goal of the unit is to ensure camp safety by responding to bomb threats and monitoring and securing the base areas. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Joe Ebalo
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11/08/2004
New Video Game
Marines lead the fight in Beirut in “Close Combat: First to Fight,” a new training tool to help Marines learn about combat and show civilians the type of work Marine infantrymen do during combat missions. The player leads a four-man fire team in close quarters urban combat in the streets of Beirut. The game incorporates many doctrines that are currently in use by infantry units deployed around the world. Courtesy photo by Destineer Studios | Story |
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11/05/2004
New Sweats
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Megan Schafer (from left), Staff Sgt. Antwain Wright and Master Sgt. Scott Wagers show off different combinations of the new physical training uniform while jogging at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, during the wear-test phase. The new uniform will be issued to airmen deployed in Southwest Asia first and phased into the rest of the force over the next three years. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Efrain Gonzalez
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11/04/2004
War Game
A U.S. Army soldier trains on a new simulator, the Engagement Skills Trainer, that teaches combat skills to soldiers of the 7th Army Training Command at the Giessen Support Center in Germany. Courtesy U.S. Army photo
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11/03/2004
Sea Sparrow
A fire controlman loads a RIM-7 NATO Sea Sparrow missile during a launcher upload evaluation aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Western Pacific Ocean, Oct. 31, 2004. The Sea Sparrow is a medium-range, rapid-reaction, missile weapon system that can destroy hostile aircraft, anti-ship missiles and surface missile platforms. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman James R. McGury
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11/02/2004
Global Hawk Arrives
The first of the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles arrives at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 28, 2004. The Global Hawk will be assigned to the new 12th Reconnaissance Squadron and used to support contingencies around the globe. U.S. Air Force photo by Mr. John Schwab
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11/01/2004
Training Mission
An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 62nd Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., flies over southern Florida during a flight from Luke to Key West, Fla., Oct. 16, 2004. The compact, multi-role fighter aircraft is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Allen
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