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 30, 2011
Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division jump from a C-17 Globemaster III during a joint exercise June 18, 2008, at Fort Bragg, N.C. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua DeMotts The turbine intakes and tandem cockpits look like multiple insectoid eyes as mechanics from the Afghan national army air corps perform six-month maintenance on an Mi-35E "Hind" helicopter in a hangar at the Kabul Air Base. DoD photo by MC1(AW) David M. Votroubek U.S. Army Pfc. Shawn Williams of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division based in Fort Wainwright, Alaska, gives the thumbs-up to members of his unit as he is evacuated after being injured by a roadside bomb, Friday, June 17, 2011, in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan. ISAF photo by U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Haraz N. Ghanbari U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tyler Jones walks through hospital ship USNS Comfort's (T-AH 20) engine room in preparation for his enlisted surface warfare specialist oral board Oct. 12, 2007. Comfort is one of the few remaining oil-fired steam-driven ships in service. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steven King Soaring 250 feet above ground, Marines with the Reconnaissance and Sniper Platoons of Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit get a bird’s eye view of the surrounding area during a special purpose insertion/extraction refresher Jan. 13, 2008, at Camp Buehring in Kuwait. DoD photo by Cpl. Scott M. Biscuiti Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 10, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, makes a late-afternoon run to the beach while transporting U.S. Marines and vehicles back to the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex was participating in Talisman Saber 09, a biennial, combined exercise designed to train Australian and U.S. forces in planning and conducting combined operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gabriel S. Weber Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters from Air Station Kodiak fly in formation as the sun rises on Kodiak Island Dec. 17, 2007. Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson Spent cartridges and links leap into the air as Lance Cpl. Tyler Carroll fires an AT-4 during a live-fire movement course Jan. 18, 2008, at the Udairi Range Complex in Kuwait. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bryson K. Jones A flight of F-15C Eagles from the 44th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, flies during a total solar eclipse over the island of Okinawa, Japan July 22, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chad Warren U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Heather R. Holbert, a helicopter pilot from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron Reinforced 166, conducts a preflight inspection of her CH-53E Super Stallion on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Feb. 12, 2008, while under way in the Persian Gulf. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Richard Doolin