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Posted: 12/21/2003 9:07:18 AM EDT

Soldiers from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division take position Thursday on patrol in Tikrit after three Iraqis opened fire from their car nearby.


HSV 2 Swift, a revolutionary catamaran leased by the Navy as a mine countermeasures and sea basing test platform, will be making a stop at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek before moving on to the nation's capital and ultimately, its homeport of Naval Station Ingleside, Texas.
The ship, constructed by Australian shipbuilder Incat/Bollinger, is the second catamaran the Navy has leased to test new technologies and concepts associated with the Chief of Naval Operations' Seapower 21 plan.


Rescue workers from Monongalia and Marion Counties, W.Va., attempt to free a driver trapped in an Army cargo truck involved in a crash on Interstate 79 between Morgantown and Fairmont, W.Va., on Wednesday. Maj. Mike Cadle, a spokesman for the West Virginia National Guard, said the truck was part of the 201st Field Artillery. A civilian sport-utility vehicle also was involved in the wreck.  


Atlantic Ocean (Dec. 17, 2003) -- USS George Washington (CVN 73) Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) jet shop tests a General Electric (GE) F-404 engine for an F/A-18 Hornet. The Norfolk, Va.-based nuclear powered aircraft carrier is conducting Composite Training Unit Exercises (COMPTUEX) in preparation for an upcoming deployment.


Tech. Sgt. Pete Dibbern, with the 517th Airlift Squadron, and his wife, Valerie, prepare for a 10-minute snowmobile ride from the community hall in Arctic Village, Alaska, back to their C-130 Hercules. Airmen and their spouses from the 517th AS at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, visited the village to drop off food, gifts and supplies.


A sniper from Charlie Company, 5th Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 20th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division looks for targets as he heads to Samarra in support of Operation Arrowhead Blizzard.


A soldier from the 4th Infantry Division (Task Force Ironhorse) holds a flyswatter and machine gun Wednesday as she guards the American military base in Tikrit, Iraq.


Navy personnel place Christmas wreaths over gravestones Wednesday during an event known as “4,000 Wreaths” at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.


Air Force F-15 Eagles take part in a flyover at the Wright Brothers National Memorial on Monday.
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 9:32:47 AM EDT
Sniper with a CVC helmet.
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 9:34:50 AM EDT
cool. thanks



-HS
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 9:37:19 AM EDT
hmmmm   female with a SAW and a flyswatter, looks interesting
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 10:16:21 AM EDT
[img]http://www.navytimes.com/content/editorial/editart/121803front6.jpg[/img]

10 wheel drive WOW!

Now that's a real truck.
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 10:18:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By dpmmn:
hmmmm   female with a SAW and a flyswatter, looks interesting
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It's almost kinky [:D]
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 10:26:05 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
[url]http://www.navytimes.com/content/editorial/editart/121803front6.jpg[/url]

10 wheel drive WOW!

Now that's a real truck.
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Looks like the bottom end of a Palletized Loading System (PLS) Truck.  They were originally developed just to haul ammunition, but proved to be such great truck that now everyone wants 'em.  They are the best damn cargo truck the Army has ever fielded.  

Most cargo trucks the transportation geeks field are just civilian semi trucks painted green they work great on paved roads, but...
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 10:48:43 AM EDT
I was at the 100th aniversery of flight.  The F-15s kicked ass, as did most of the aircraft.
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 11:33:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2003 11:35:52 AM EDT by R-32]
Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Originally Posted By dpmmn:
hmmmm   female with a SAW and a flyswatter, looks interesting
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It's almost kinky [:D]
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You are a sick man![:D]
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 2:22:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KA3B:
[url]http://www.navytimes.com/content/editorial/editart/121803front6.jpg[/url]
Rescue workers from Monongalia and Marion Counties, W.Va., attempt to free a driver trapped in an Army cargo truck involved in a crash on Interstate 79 between Morgantown and Fairmont, W.Va., on Wednesday. Maj. Mike Cadle, a spokesman for the West Virginia National Guard, said the truck was part of the 201st Field Artillery. A civilian sport-utility vehicle also was involved in the wreck.  
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where's the H2 that hit it?
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 4:39:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2003 4:40:36 PM EDT by KA3B]
Like this?

[img]http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/PLS-unloading-containers.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/PLS-unloading-side-view.jpg[/img]

[url]http://www.army.mil/fact_files_site/pls/[/url]

Originally Posted By Adam_White:

Looks like the bottom end of a Palletized Loading System (PLS) Truck.  They were originally developed just to haul ammunition, but proved to be such great truck that now everyone wants 'em.  They are the best damn cargo truck the Army has ever fielded.  

Most cargo trucks the transportation geeks field are just civilian semi trucks painted green they work great on paved roads, but...
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Link Posted: 12/21/2003 4:51:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By R-32:
Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Originally Posted By dpmmn:
hmmmm   female with a SAW and a flyswatter, looks interesting
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It's almost kinky [:D]
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You are a sick man![:D]
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[img]http://www.navytimes.com/content/editorial/editart/121703front9.jpg[/img]


[b]You Know IT!!![/b]
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 5:00:32 PM EDT
In the Marine Corps, we called those things Dragon Wagons
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 5:04:31 PM EDT
Terrific pics, thanks a lot.  Make this a regular weekly event!
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 5:36:50 PM EDT
Wonder how many knots faster the carrier can go with that on afterburner?  [:D]

Link Posted: 12/21/2003 5:42:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 5:52:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2003 5:55:45 PM EDT by COZ]
I live in Fairmont. There were 2 of those vehicles in the wreck, they were returning from unloading cargo in Morgantown and hit black ice. The SUV was a couple of stupid bitches that had got bewtween the two military vehicles. Everybody got out without really bad injuries. Two of the military men were injured, One had broken ankles and the other broke some vertebre but both will recover. There unit is set to deploy to Iraq in January I believe. The two women are going to be ok also.

Gotta love the jet powered Aircraft Carrier! Wonder what the Thrust to Weight ratio is?


COZ
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 5:52:51 PM EDT
Okay, what's the deal with the M-14's? I see more and more of them showing up in pics from Afghanistan and Iraq. Are they old M-21's pulled out of mothballs?
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