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 July 7, 2011
A T-45A Goshawk executes a turning rejoin during a 2008 formation flight over South Texas. The T-45 is a twin-seat, single-engine jet trainer and is the only aircraft in the Navy's inventory used specifically for training pilots to land aboard aircraft carriers. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. John A. Ivancic Corps contractors use rock to shore up a levee in Minot, N.D., June 25, 2011. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, was assisting North Dakota communities in the Souris River basin fighting record flooding. DoD photo by Shannon Bauer The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Regan (CVN 76) and Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW 14) begin their transit into Agana Harbor for a port call on Guam after working off the coast of the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Fengshen. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group was on a routine 2008 deployment in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call Capt. Nicholas Eberling conducts a preflight check on an F-15E Strike Eagle's engines before a training mission June 16, 2011, during Green Flag-West at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Capt. Eberling is a pilot assigned to the 335th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Sean Bibby, from Dunellen, N.J., directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet onto a steam-powered catapult to be launched from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in 2008, supporting operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as well as maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans U.S. Army 1st Lt. John Dundee, foreground, a platoon leader from Waterloo, Iowa, with Company A, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, leads a group of his soldiers up a hill June 15, 2011, outside the town of Dumlum, Laghman Province, Northeastern Afghanistan, outside Combat Outpost Najil. Photo by U.S. Army Staff. Sgt Ryan C. Matson, Task Force Red Bulls Public Affairs Office Service members and Okinawans explore the aircraft and vehicles on display at the Futenma Flightline Fair hosted by Marine Corps Community Services Aug. 29, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Antwain Graham A flight of Aggressor F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges. The jets were assigned to the 64th and 65th Aggressor squadrons at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald Special warfare combatant-craft (SWCC) crewmen assigned to Special Boat Team 22 traverse the waterways of the Stennis Space Center as they utilize the riverine live fire training range in 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad Runge Marines cling to small ledges on the tail of a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter (affectionately known as the Phrog) to remove dirt and debris from within the aircraft during an agricultural wash on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu was deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations during 2008. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Kelling