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Click for high resolution photo - FOLLOWING THE SHADOW
12/29/2006
FOLLOWING THE SHADOW

U.S. Army Spc. Larry Kirkman, from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, walks a Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle off the runway following a mission at Camp Taji, Iraq, Dec. 26, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nathan J. Hoskins

Click for high resolution photo - GLOBEMASTER FORMATION
12/27/2006
GLOBEMASTER FORMATION

Twenty U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, assigned to the 437th and 315th Airlift Wings, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., participate in the largest formation exercise in history from a single base while demonstrating strategic airdrop capabilities over the coast of Charleston, S.C., Dec. 21, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway, U.S. Air Force.

Click for high resolution photo - LIGHTNING FLIGHT
12/26/2006
LIGHTNING FLIGHT

The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter takes off for its initial flight over Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 15, 2006. The F-35 is the next generation strike fighter bringing cutting-edge technologies to the battlespace of the future. Lockheed Martin photo by Tom Harvey | Hi-Res Photo | Web Site |

Click for high resolution photo - TRANSFORMATION EFFORTS
12/21/2006
NEW WARFARE PIN

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Donald Bullard, commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, displays the first awarded Navy Expeditionary Warfare pin to Petty Officer 2nd Class Carl Hurtt. Hurtt is the first sailor to rate the award after completing the qualification process and going through a final oral board. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward N. Vasquez Hi-Res Photo |

Click for high resolution photo - TRANSFORMATION EFFORTS
12/20/2006
GATES BOARDS GLOBEMASATER

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, right, prepares to board a C-17 Globemaster III aicraft en route to Iraq Dec. 19, 2006, just one day after he took the oath of office as the 22nd secretary of defense. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby. Hi-Res Photo | Fact Sheet |

Click for high resolution photo - TRANSFORMATION EFFORTS
12/19/2006
LIFTOFF

A Minotaur I rocket lifts off carrying the TacSat-2 micro satellite as well as NASA's GeneSat-1 spacecraft from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility near Wallops Island, Virginia. U.S. Air Force photo by Michael KleimanHi-Res Photo | Story|

Click for high resolution photo - TRANSFORMATION EFFORTS
12/18/2006
LANDING CRAFT OPERATIONS

Sailors direct a Landing Craft Air Cushion during well deck operations aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer which is currently operating in the Arabian Gulf conducting Maritime Security Operations in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Apprentice Joshua Valcarcel.Hi-Res Photo |

Click for high resolution photo - TRANSFORMATION EFFORTS
12/15/2006
OSPREY TEST

An MV-22A Osprey tilt rotor aircraft from Marine Tiltrotor Test and Evaluation Squadron 22 makes an approach during a compatibility test at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC. Dec. 12, 2006.
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Click for high resolution photo - TRANSFORMATION EFFORTS
12/14/2006
TRANSFORMATION EFFORTS

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld presents and award for Transformation Support for non-traditional missions to U.S. Navy Adm. Michael Mullen and U.S. Air Force Gen. Buzz Moseley during an award ceremony honoring Defense Department initiatives and accomplishments at the Pentagon, Dec. 13, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. ThurlbyHi-Res Photo |

Click for high resolution photo - JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER MEMORANDUM
12/13/2006
JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER MEMORANDUM

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon R. England, left, and Australian Minister for Defense Brendan Nelson sign the Joint Strike Fighter Memorandum of Understanding in Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 2006, as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer, far right, look on. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brandan W. SchulzetHi-Res Photo | Story | Web Site |

Click for high resolution photo - OSPREY TOUCH AND GO
12/12/2006
OSPREY TOUCH AND GO

U.S. Marine Corps CV-22 Osprey helicopters practice touch and go landings on the flight deck of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) for deck landing qualifications Dec. 6, 2006. Wasp is in transit to Norfolk, Va., after visiting Philadelphia, Pa., for the Army-Navy football game. The helicopters are from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162 and 263. U.S. Navy photo by MCS 3rd Class Sarah WestHi-Res Photo

Click for high resolution photo - AIRCRAFT TRANSITION
12/11/2006
AIRCRAFT TRANSITION

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jason Costello, right, an F-15 East Demonstration team pilot, and Maj. Paul Moga, the new F-22 Raptor East Coast Demonstration team pilot share words before the F-15 Eagle/F-22 Raptor Passing of the Torch Ceremony at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Dec. 1, 2006. The ceremony showcased the end of an era for the F-15 East Coast Demo Team and the beginning of the F-22 Raptor leading the way in aerial fighter demonstration. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Rogers Hi-Res Photo

Click for high resolution photo - MICRO-AIR VEHICLE
12/8/2006
JOINT STARS MISSION

Maj. Sean Godfrey ensures his oxygen mask is in proper working order prior to departure on an E-8C Joint STARS mission. The flight over Iraq marked 20,000 flying hours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom by the Boeing 707 equipped with the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System
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Click for high resolution photo - MICRO-AIR VEHICLE
12/7/2006
DRY DOCK TRANSPORT
Staff Sgt. Ryan Boehm visually lines up shoring to the ramp of his C-17 Globemaster III at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, in preparation for loading a dry dock transport vehicle. The flight was the first operational movement of a dry dock transport by a C-17. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo | Hi-Res Photo | Fact Sheet |
Click for high resolution photo - MICRO-AIR VEHICLE
12/6/2006
SUPER HORNET UPGRADES
Petty Officer 2nd Class David Walters loads new computer software for an F/A-18F Super Hornet on the flight deck aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz. Nimitz is currently underway conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Joseph Pol Sebastian Gocong | Hi-Res Photo |
Click for high resolution photo - MICRO-AIR VEHICLE
12/5/2006
MICRO-AIR VEHICLE
A micro-air vehicle takes off on a reconnaissance flight to search for a simulated improvised explosive device at China Lake, California. The vehicle is in the operational test phase with U.S. military explosive ordnance disposal teams to evaluate its reconnaissance capabilities. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kenneth G. Takada | More Photos |
Click for high resolution photo - SUPER COBRA ON DECK
12/4/2006
SUPER COBRA ON DECK
An avionics technician from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron-264 checks electronics on an AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter positioned aboard the flight deck of the USS Bataan. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jeremy Ross | Story |
Click for high resolution photo - ENHANCED THUNDERBOLT
12/1/2006
ENHANCED THUNDERBOLT
A newly modified A-10C Thunderbolt II taxis in during the roll-out ceremony at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 29, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alesia Goosic 
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