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.
Top 10 Shots: Military Photos June 16, 2011
U.S. Army Sgt. Cullen Wurzer, right, of Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Cody Johnson, center, of Ankeny, Iowa, both cavalry scouts, U.S. Army 1st Lt. Andy Zaidi, left, of Oakland, Calif., and U.S. Army Spc. Shane Taylor, back, of Slater, Iowa, all with Troop B, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Redhorse, a part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Task Force Red Bulls, discuss plans to maneuver into Pacha Khak village, Afghanistan, while conducting a dismounted patrol, April 7, 2011. Troop B searched the village for weapons caches and conducted a key leader engagement with the village malik. DoD photo by Spec. Kristina Gupton An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Swordsmen" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 rigged for "buddy" tanking, flies above the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in 2008. Truman and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 were on a scheduled deployment supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo J. Reyes World War II veteran Fred Morgan, who jumped into Normandy as a paratrooper medic with the 82nd Airborne Division during the Allied invasion of France, embraces the current commanding general of the division, Maj. Gen. Jim Huggins, June 5, 2011, at La Fiere, France. Morgan and another veteran medic were present for the dedication of a memorial plaque to Allied medics at a memorial to paratroopers who began the liberation of France. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod Sgt. Eric Brondyke, left, and Sgt. Walkerson Bastia provide security at the Shah Joy Hospital as members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul survey the construction progress of a new hospital addition, June 4. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson A Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf special purpose craft crew line up the SPC with the Bertholf's stern ramp May 16, 2011, so a Bertholf boat crew detail can recover the SPC. Small boat crews are an essential part of the Bertholf’s crew for operations and missions pertaining to boardings or receiving dropped items from Coast Guard aircraft. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charly Hengen A boy in Tumaco, Colombia, hugs his dog after a medical screening by veterinarians embarked on board USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) in support of Continuing Promise 2011 (CP11). CP11 is a five-month humanitarian assistance mission to the Caribbean, Central and South America. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric C. Tretter U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Fwd.) work with French soldiers to hook tow chains to the wreckage of a downed French F2000 Mirage aircraft to move it from its resting spot northwest of Forward Operating Base Delaram in Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 27, 2011. Marines with the unit assisted French forces in support of International Security Assistance Force operations. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Jeff Kaus The guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) approaches the starboard side of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) for a refueling at sea. Bunker Hill and Carl Vinson were off the coast of Argentina supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joel Carlson U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Damin Bertrand, with Delta Company, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, conducts a patrol in Khan Neshin, Afghanistan June 6, 2011. DoD photo by Cpl. Charles T. Mabry II, U.S. Marine Corps Chief Yeoman Mike Shea, assigned to the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Missouri (SSN 780), helps a crane operator move a wrecked vehicle during tornado clean-up efforts in Joplin, Mo., the submarine's namesake state. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Ryan Sullivan