Periodically we’ll be sharing favorite photos we’ve come across in putting together our various publications and the DMN website. These photos won’t necessarily be the newest or the most newsworthy, in any kind of chronological order, or even an equal representation of each service. They are photos that sometimes depict important events, sometimes illustrate the everyday service of men and women in the armed forces, and sometimes just struck us as being great compositions or arresting images.
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A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet is refueled by a KC-10A Extender from the Air Force's 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron Dec. 6, 2009, over Afghanistan. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael B. Keller Airman 1st Class Arron Fairfax (left) and Senior Airman Ryan Adkins, Detachment 1, 73rd Expeditionary Air Control Squadron, fold the flag during the daily retreat ceremony at Camp Etchberger, Afghanistan. U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Jeffrey Allen Shari Lee, a navigator aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), plots coordinates before the ship's departure from Port-au-Prince, Haiti during Continuing Promise 2011. Comfort was ordered to suspend operations in Haiti Aug. 21 ahead of possible severe weather as Hurricane Irene approached the area. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alesia Goosic U.S. Army field artilleryman Sgt. Charles Rubich, serving with Battery B, 1st Battalion, 6th Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, cools off with water from a well in Katalai village, Khowst province, Afghanistan, June 15, 2011. DoD photo by Sgt. Watson Joseph The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) transits the Indian Ocean. Green Bay was under way in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility during a deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Trevor Welsh A U.S. Marine with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1 pets a dog in a compound during a clearing operation in southern Marjah, Afghanistan, Dec. 2, 2010. The Marines searched for enemy activity and interacted with Afghan citizens. The regiment was deployed to Helmand province to support the International Security Assistance Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shawn P. Coover A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft approaches a 90th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft during an air refueling training mission July 20, 2011, over the Black Sea north of Turkey. The 90th EARS, a total-force team consisting of nearly 100 active-duty, Reserve and Air National Guard Airmen, conducts air-to-air refueling for C-17 Globemaster IIIs and C-5 Galaxies coming in and out of the area of operations. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael B. Keller A wall of water is thrown up by an 11-meter RHIB from Special Boat Team 20 during a tactical maneuver in a training exercise with service members from Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Panama and Peru at the Stennis Space Center as part of PANAMAX 2011. PANAMAX focuses on the defense of the Panama Canal, with participants from 17 countries, and involving more than 4,500 personnel throughout the U.S. Southern Command. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elisandro T. Diaz Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Troy Palomino, left, the landing signal enlisted, gives the signal for a Kuwait army Apache AH-64A helicopter to land aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during Exercise Eager Mace. This was the first time an Apache helicopter landed on the flight deck of a San Antonio-class ship. U.S. Navy photograph by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Larry S. Carlson An Alaska Air National Guard pararescueman swan dives into space during a high-altitude jump from a Coast Guard C-130 Hercules during a training mission June 23, 2011, above Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jack Sanders