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A Fierce Assault on Port Hudson, Louisiana

A Fierce Assault on Port Hudson, Louisiana

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Training course behind the front. Shock troops in training. Advancing assault troops. At Sedan. May 1917
Photograph of American Assault Troops with Full Equipment Moving onto Omaha Beach

Photograph of American Assault Troops with Full Equipment Moving onto ...

Original caption: American assault troops with full equipment move onto Omaha Beach behind heavy material including half-tracks and DUKWS. Smoke in the background is from Naval gunfire supporting the landing. ... More

Photograph of Men and Assault Vehicles Storming the Beaches of Normandy

Photograph of Men and Assault Vehicles Storming the Beaches of Normand...

Original caption: Men and assault vehicles storm the beaches of Normandy as allied landing craft make a dent in Germany's West Wall on June 6, 1944. As wave after wave of landing craft unload their cargo, men ... More

A right side view of four US Marines Corps OV-10 Bronco aircraft in flight.  The aircraft are operating from the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2)

A right side view of four US Marines Corps OV-10 Bronco aircraft in fl...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Green Beret troops, scurrying from a C-130 Hercules aircraft, practice for a night time runaway assault during Exercise Brim Frost '81. The Green Beret troops are assigned to Co. C, 2nd Bn., 7th Special Forces

Green Beret troops, scurrying from a C-130 Hercules aircraft, practice...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIM FROST '81 State: Alabama (AL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TECH SGT Bob Wickley Relea... More

Tank commander SGT Bart Danby, 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade, points out a "target" to his crew chief during Valiant Blitz, the amphibious assault landing phase of exercise Team Spirit '82

Tank commander SGT Bart Danby, 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade, points o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '82 Base: Tok Sok Ri Beach Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 Glenn Jochum Release Stat... More

LTC Woody Gilliland, commander of Marine Light Attack Squadron 513 (VMA-513), conducts a briefing for the men preparing to depart for a six-month deployment aboard the amphibious assault ship USS PELELIU (LHA-5)

LTC Woody Gilliland, commander of Marine Light Attack Squadron 513 (VM...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma State: Arizona (AZ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Bob Cordes Release Status:... More

An AV-8A Harrier aircraft takes off aboard the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4). Another Harrier is in flight in the background

An AV-8A Harrier aircraft takes off aboard the amphibious assault ship...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A rear view of an AV-8A Harrier aircraft taking off from the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4)

A rear view of an AV-8A Harrier aircraft taking off from the amphibiou...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A flight deck crewman signals to the pilot of an AV-8A Harrier aircraft preparing to take off from the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4)

A flight deck crewman signals to the pilot of an AV-8A Harrier aircraf...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

These combat-ready Marines from Co. B, 1ST Bn., 4th Marines, prepare to disembark the tracked personnel landing vehicle (LVTP-7) and assault their objective

These combat-ready Marines from Co. B, 1ST Bn., 4th Marines, prepare t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT C. Archuleta Release Status: ... More

Three Composite Squadron 165 (VC-165) AV-8A Harrier aircraft are parked on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LPH-3)

Three Composite Squadron 165 (VC-165) AV-8A Harrier aircraft are parke...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: CPL D. C. Davis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Members of the Utah Army National Guard, armed with M-16A1 rifles, conduct an "air assault" on the Colorado Army National Guard during Exercise Brim Frost '83

Members of the Utah Army National Guard, armed with M-16A1 rifles, con...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: Brim Frost '83 Base: Camp Carroll State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Kimb... More

Port quarter view of the Soviet Ivan Rogov-class amphibious assault ship. "Soviet Military Power," 1983, Page 81

Port quarter view of the Soviet Ivan Rogov-class amphibious assault sh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Marines patrol the streets of Grenville during Operation URGENT FURY. They are armed with M16A1 rifles and one Marine also carries an M47 Dragon anti-tank assault weapon

Marines patrol the streets of Grenville during Operation URGENT FURY. ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: URGENT FURY Base: Grenville Country: Grenada (GRD) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Wujcik Release Status: Released to Public C... More

Two flight deck crewmen discuss their duties aboard the amphibious assault ship USS GUAM (LPH 9), during operations off the coast of Beirut, Lebanon

Two flight deck crewmen discuss their duties aboard the amphibious ass...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Guam (LPH 9) Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Dig... More

Troops exit a Peruvian, Soviet built, Mi-6 Hook helicopter as another lands behind it during an air assault exercise taking place as part of Operation UNITAS XXV

Troops exit a Peruvian, Soviet built, Mi-6 Hook helicopter as another ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UNITAS XXV Country: Peru (PER) Scene Camera Operator: JOCS Kirby Harrison Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... More

A port side view of the sinking Panamanian ship "SKY ONE,". The tank landing ship USS SUMTER (LST 1181) and the amphibious assault ship USS INCHON (LPH 12) were utilized in the search and rescue of crewmen

A port side view of the sinking Panamanian ship "SKY ONE,". The tank l...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Tommy Lynaugh Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) team member proceeds across an open field with his Colt Commando assault rifle during a field training exercise

A Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) team member proceeds across an open field with h...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Chuck Mussi Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Arabian Sea. A mess management specialist slices a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner aboard the amphibious assault ship USS OKINAWA (LPH 3)

Arabian Sea. A mess management specialist slices a turkey for Thanksgi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Okinawa (LPH 3) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 (Sw) Jeffrey A. Elliott Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photog... More

Marine Sergeant (SGT) Ferrin peers from the turret of an AAVP7A1 assault amphibian vehicle in the docking well of the tank landing ship USS CAYUGA (LST 1186)

Marine Sergeant (SGT) Ferrin peers from the turret of an AAVP7A1 assau...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Cayuga (LST 1186) Scene Camera Operator: PHCS Ron Bayles, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The national ensign flies from the stern of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72), as tugs assist the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4) into port

The national ensign flies from the stern of the nuclear-powered aircra...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Release Statu... More

A Romanian soldier stands guard on the flight line as medical supplies from the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center in Pirmasens, West Germany, are unloaded from a 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules aircraft at the Bucharest airport. Provided by the 7th Medical Command, the supplies are part of a relief effort for citizens of the revolt-torn country. The soldier is armed with an AKM assault rifle

A Romanian soldier stands guard on the flight line as medical supplies...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Bucharest Country: Romania(ROM) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Perry Heimer Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... More

Navy personnel inspect damage to the hull of the amphibious assault ship USS TRIPOLI (LPH-10) as the vessel sits in dry dock awaiting repairs. The damage was inflicted by an Iraqi mine that the ship struck while serving as a mine-clearing platform in the northern Persian Gulf on February 18 during Operation Desert Storm. The TRIPOLI was able to continue operations after damage control crews stopped the flooding caused by the explosion

Navy personnel inspect damage to the hull of the amphibious assault sh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Bahrain(BHR) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Gawlowicz Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... More

Flight deck crewmen use an MD-3A tow tractor to move a Marine Corps AH-1T Sea Cobra helicopter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS NEW ORLEANS (LPH-11) during Operation Desert Storm

Flight deck crewmen use an MD-3A tow tractor to move a Marine Corps AH...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Gawlowicz Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servi... More

A view of the artwork painted near the gunner's turret of a Marine Corps AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle assigned to the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force during the ground phase of Operation Desert Storm

A view of the artwork painted near the gunner's turret of a Marine Cor...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: Lance CPL. Alvarado Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... More

Marines from Marine Attack Squadron 331 of Cherry Point, N.C., stationed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4), load a Mark 82 500-pound bomb under the wings of an AV-8B Harrier II fighter attack aircraft prior to a mission in support of Operation Desert Storm

Marines from Marine Attack Squadron 331 of Cherry Point, N.C., station...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Base: USS Nassau(LHA 4) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Thomas E. Witham Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division inspect an Iraqi MIL Mi-24 Hind-D assault helicopter abandoned during Operation Desert Storm.

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division inspect an Iraqi MIL Mi-24 Hind-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Iraq(IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Dean Wagner Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... More

A utility landing craft loaded with Marines backs out of the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4) as the ship lies at anchor off the coast of North Carolina. The Marines are departing the NASSAU after being deployed aboard the ship for nearly eight months. During that time, the sailors and Marines of the NASSAU were involved in Operation Sharp Edge in Liberia and Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf region

A utility landing craft loaded with Marines backs out of the well deck...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMSHARP EDGE Base: Onslow Bay State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Oper... More

An AV-8B Harrier aircraft attached to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 162 (HMM-162) lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS WASP (LHD-1). The squadron is embarked aboard the WASP during the ship's first deployment

An AV-8B Harrier aircraft attached to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadro...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Jerry M. Ireland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photogr... More

The flight deck leading petty officer aboard the amphibious assault ship USS WASP (LHD-1) signals to the pilot of an AV-8B Harrier aircraft as flight operations are conducted during the NATO exercise Display Determination '91. The Harrier aircraft is attached to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 162 (HMM-162) for its deployment aboard the WASP

The flight deck leading petty officer aboard the amphibious assault sh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DISPLAY DETERMINATION '91 Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 R. C. Witham Release Status: Released to... More

A port bow view of the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4), foreground, and the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44), background, underway during Operation Desert Shield

A port bow view of the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4), for...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Di... More

M-60 main battle tanks are driven off a utility landing craft from the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4) as Marines from the 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade train in an amphibious beach assault exercise in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Shield

M-60 main battle tanks are driven off a utility landing craft from the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Ken Mark O'Connell Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... More

Marines of the Security Force Company practice with electronic sighting devices on their M-16A2 assault rifles during training in guarding the special weapons area of the submarine base

Marines of the Security Force Company practice with electronic sightin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay State: Georgia(GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Laurie Hughes-Smith Releas... More

The captain's gig from the amphibious assault ship USS INCHON (LPH-12) cruises near the dock landing shp USS WHIDBEY ISLAND (LSD-41) as it sits at anchor during the joint exercise Dragon Hammer '92

The captain's gig from the amphibious assault ship USS INCHON (LPH-12)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DRAGON HAMMER '92 Base: Capo Teulada State: Sardinia Country: Italy(ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Jack C. Bahm Release St... More

Members of Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team Two move ashore from small assault craft during CAPEX '92. The SEAL in the foreground is armed with a modified MP-5A3 9mm sub-machine gun

Members of Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team Two move ashore from small assault...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAPEX '92 Base: Naval Station, Rota Country: Spain (ESP) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 J. Arthur Mclaughlin Release Status: Rel... More

An aerial view of the amphibious assault ships USS TARAWA (LHA-1), left, and USS ESSEX (LHD-2) moored at the shipyard. The decommissioned aircraft carrier RANGER (CV-61) is in a graving dock in the background

An aerial view of the amphibious assault ships USS TARAWA (LHA-1), lef...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Long Beach Naval Shipyard State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 R.J. Davis Release Status: R... More

A Dutch Marine prepares to sight in with his Canadian C7A1 assault rifle with a Wildcat optical combat scope during the counter-sniper portion of Situational Training Exercise-2, "military operations in urban terrain", part of Operation COOPERATIVE OSPREY 96 held at Camp Lejeune NC

A Dutch Marine prepares to sight in with his Canadian C7A1 assault rif...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COOPERATIVE OSPREY '96 Base: Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (US... More

Two M998s High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), M1044 variant armed with MK 19-3 40 mm grena machine gun, from Heavy Machinegun Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, provi suppressive fire during the Mechanized Assault Course at the Delta corridor training area during COMBINED ARMS Exercise 6-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, which is built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this...

Two M998s High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), M1044 va...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Two M998s High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), M1044 variant armed with MK 19-3 40 mm grenade machine gun, from H... More

An M1 Abrams tank from 1ST Tank Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, breaches the obstacle belt with a mine plow during the amphibious assault on Red Beach

An M1 Abrams tank from 1ST Tank Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, breach...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... More

AAV-7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle breaks through the surf zone during the D-Day assault for Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ, largely taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton, is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

AAV-7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle breaks through the surf zone during...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... More

Soldiers from the 3d Battalion, 160th Infantry Battalion, US Army National Guard, send a situational report during maneuvers near the MOUT (Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain) facility on Camp Pendleton, California during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Soldiers from the 3d Battalion, 160th Infantry Battalion, US Army Nati...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... More

Members of B Company, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault) get comfortable in the C-141B Starlifter for their flight to Puerto Rico to take part in JTFX 98-1

Members of B Company, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Bragg State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SPC Gerald James Release Status: Released t... More

A group of M1A1s (Abrams Main Battle Tank) enter the Twin Bridges training area prepared for a mock battle in the Republic of Korea Nov. 2, 1998. The M1A1s come from the Task Force, 1ST Battalion, 23rd Infantry Division out of Ft. Lewis, Wash. TF 123 is conducting an assault on two Infantry companies from a Republic of Korea armored brigade in participation of Foal Eagle '98. A combined exercise involving the Republic of Korea Army and the United States Armed Forces

A group of M1A1s (Abrams Main Battle Tank) enter the Twin Bridges trai...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: FOAL EAGLE '98KOREA CD Base: Tongduchon Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SPC Christina Ann Horne Rele... More

Right side, rear view of a US Army Soldier from Alpha Company, 1ST of the 9th Cavalry, 1ST Cavalry Division lying in the prone position and firing his M16 Rifle, with a M203 Grenade Launcher attached, downrange while conducting "Headhunters" Infantry Tactics Procedures training (HITP) at Fort Hood, Texas' Owl Creek assault course on May 19th, 1999

Right side, rear view of a US Army Soldier from Alpha Company, 1ST of ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Hood State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: John Byerly Release Status: Released to Public Combin... More

Marines from Small Craft Company lash their Riverine Assault Crafts together in the Rio Parana. Marines from Small Craft Company, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, demonstrated their capabilities to Paraguayan Marines in the Joint Training exercise Unitas. The exercise was conducted in Asuncion, Paraguay

Marines from Small Craft Company lash their Riverine Assault Crafts to...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UNITAS Base: Asuncion Country: Paraguay (PRY) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Tyler J. Mielke Release Status: Released to Public... More

A crew from the 63rd Chemical Company, 101st Airborne Division, prepares to sling load an (M-56 Coyote) Smoke Generator mounted on M1113 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), with a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. This is the first lift of this type of vehicle Army wide. The 63rd Chemical Company is an air assault dual-purpose chemical company that provides smoke, decontamination and flame field expedient weapons support to the 101st Airborne Division

A crew from the 63rd Chemical Company, 101st Airborne Division, prepar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Campbell State: Kentucky (KY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: MACOMS Scene Camera Operator: M.W. Woods, ... More

A Republic of Korea (ROK) Forces Marine runs for cover during the combined amphibious beach assault that took place at Tak San Ri Beach near Pohang, South Korea, in support of Exercise FOAL EAGLE 2000. The Marine carries a Korean made 5.56 K2 assault rifle. ROK Marines came ashore on U.S. landing craft from Okinawa, Japan (Not shown). FOAL EAGLE is the largest Joint and Combined field training drill conducted annually in South Korea, running from October 25th to November 3rd. About 25,000 U.S. troops (Not shown) will take part in the drill, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard troops from bases in the United States and elsewhere in the Pacific. The exercise demonstrates U.S...

A Republic of Korea (ROK) Forces Marine runs for cover during the comb...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: A Republic of Korea (ROK) Forces Marine runs for cover during the combined amphibious beach assault that took place at Tak San ... More

French Armed Forces, armed with FAMAS F1 assault rifles, participate in the Memorial Day ceremony at the LaFayette Escadrille Monument in Paris, France

French Armed Forces, armed with FAMAS F1 assault rifles, participate i...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Paris Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Esperanza Berrios, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digit... More

During Marine Week of the Career Orientation and Training of Midshipmen (CORTRAMID) West 2001 at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Pendleton, California, midshipmen get a ride in a US Marine Corps (USMC) AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle

During Marine Week of the Career Orientation and Training of Midshipme...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: 1ST MARDIV Scene Came... More

US Navy (USN) CHIEF Aviation Boatswain's Mate (ABC) Steve Guarjardo, an Aircraft Handling Officer aboard the USN WASP CLASS: Amphibious Assault Ship, USS BATAAN (LHD 5), signals the rolling launch of a US Marine Corps (USMC) AV-8B Harrier aircraft off the flight deck

US Navy (USN) CHIEF Aviation Boatswain's Mate (ABC) Steve Guarjardo, a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Bataan (LHD-5) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 John Taucher, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

US Army (USA) Soldiers and Afghanistan National Army (ANA) Soldiers meet with local villagers in an effort to locate caves in the area of Sulamain Khel, Afghanistan. Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Assault) are operating 18-miles from the Afghanistan and Pakistan border during Operation Apache Snow II, as part of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Soldiers and Afghanistan National Army (ANA) Soldiers me...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Sulamain Khel Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Keith D. Mcgrew, USA Release Stat... More

Soldiers move board a Swiss Air Force AS-332 Super Puma helicopter on the Heritage Drop Zone near Klina, Kosovo, after an airborne assault, in support of Operation JOINT GUARDIAN II

Soldiers move board a Swiss Air Force AS-332 Super Puma helicopter on ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JOINT GUARDIAN II Base: Heritage Drop Zone State: Kosovo Scene Camera Operator: SPC Ryan C. Creel, USA Release Status: Relea... More

Armed with an M136 AT4 Anti-Tank weapon and Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifles, US Marine Corps (USMC) troops from Charlie Company, 1ST Battalion, 5th Marines, 1ST Marine Division out of Camp Pendleton, California fire down a road at the enemy during firefights in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Armed with an M136 AT4 Anti-Tank weapon and Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Baghdad Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 5th Marines Scene Camera Operator: SGT Kevin R. R... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Strong, of 10th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, takes aim with a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle, during Exercise ROLLING THUNDER 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Strong, of 10th Marines, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ROLLING THUNDER 2003 Base: Fort Bragg State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command... More

The United Kingdom Royal Marines Commandos fire the SA-80 (Small arms for the 1980s) assault rifle at Sierra Piedras, Dominican Republic, on April 20, 2004, during unilateral training at the Joint Task Force Tradewinds 04 Multinational Training Exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Kaye Richey) (Released)

The United Kingdom Royal Marines Commandos fire the SA-80 (Small arms ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Sierra Prieta Country: Dominican Republic (DOM) Scene Camera Operator: Kaye Richey, CIV Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... More

Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifles at the ready, US Marine Corps (USMC) personnel from Battalion Landing Team (BLT), 1ST Battalion, 6th Marines and the ground combat element of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), wait in their High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) for the word to move toward a mountain where Taliban snipers are engaging their convoy, near the village of Siah Chub Kalay, Afghanistan (AFG) during Operation ASBURY PARK and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifles at the ready, US Marine Corps (USMC) ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Zabol Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: 22ND MEU (SOC) Scene Camera Operator: GYSGT Keith A. Milks, USMC Release Status: Rel... More

Armed with various assault weapons, US Army (USA) personnel of the 2nd Brigade Reconnaissance Troop, provide perimeter security for the Quick Response Force (QRF) during a Search and Seizure mission, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Armed with various assault weapons, US Army (USA) personnel of the 2nd...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Lsa Anaconda State: Salah Ad Din Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Scott Reed, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

A US Air Force (USAF) cadet walks off the 3 meter high dive platform, during the Confidence Water Survival Test (CWST) called Operation Warrior Forge. The CWST consists of a 15 meter swim in uniform carrying an M16 assault rifle, while blindfolded, at Fort Lewis, Washington (WA)

A US Air Force (USAF) cadet walks off the 3 meter high dive platform, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Lewis State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Derrick C. Goode, USAF Release Status: Rel... More

U.S. Marine Corps personnel from the 2nd Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 1ST Marines, 1ST Marine Division, climb through rubble created by an Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) that smashed through a wall, during Operation Al Fajr.  Operation Al Fajr is an offensive operation to eradicate enemy forces within the city of Fallujah in support of continuing security and stabilization operations in the Al Anbar province of Iraq, by units of the 1ST Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by Lance CPL. Ryan L. Jones)(Released)

U.S. Marine Corps personnel from the 2nd Platoon, India Company, 3rd B...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Al Anbar Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: CSSB-1 Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Ryan L. Jones, USMC Release Status: Released to Publ... More

Airmen from the 91st Missile Wing Security Forces Squadron

Airmen from the 91st Missile Wing Security Forces Squadron

Airmen from the 91st Missile Wing Security Forces Squadron conduct a full scale practice of the tactics, techniques and procedures at the Tango I training facility at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 2015. The ... More

A starboard bow view of the amphibious assault landing craft (AALC) "Jeff B" underway

A starboard bow view of the amphibious assault landing craft (AALC) "J...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Panama City State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Donnie Hill Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

A bow view of the amphibious assault landing craft (AALC) "Jeff B" entering the well deck of the amphibious transport dock USS AUSTIN (LPD 4)

A bow view of the amphibious assault landing craft (AALC) "Jeff B" ent...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Panama City State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Donnie Hill Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

A port quarter view of a Soviet Ivan Rogov class amphibious assault transport dock underway

A port quarter view of a Soviet Ivan Rogov class amphibious assault tr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A right side view of an AV-8 Harrier aircraft in flight near the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4)

A right side view of an AV-8 Harrier aircraft in flight near the amphi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An AV-8C Harrier aircraft takes off from the bow of the amphibious assault ship USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7) during Exercise AHUAS TARA II, taking place off the coast of Honduras. This is the first time the Guadalcanal has had Harriers embarked aboard for an extended exercise

An AV-8C Harrier aircraft takes off from the bow of the amphibious ass...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: AHUAS TARA II Country: Caribbean Sea Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... More

An aerial bow view of the fleet oiler USS PLATTE (AO-186), center, participating in an underway replenishment operation with the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4), right and the amphibious transport dock USS RALEIGH (LPD-1)

An aerial bow view of the fleet oiler USS PLATTE (AO-186), center, par...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Dougherty Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An Egyptian T-54/55 tank comes ashore from the utility landing craft 1644 (LCU-1644) during an amphibious assault in support of the multinational joint service Exercise Bright Star '85

An Egyptian T-54/55 tank comes ashore from the utility landing craft 1...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR '85 Base: Alexandria Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: CAPT. Mark Beberwyck Release Status: Released t... More

Egyptian marines exit from an Assault Craft Unit 2 (ACU-2) LCM-8 mechanized landing craft during an amphibious assault in support of the multinational joint service Exercise Bright Star '85

Egyptian marines exit from an Assault Craft Unit 2 (ACU-2) LCM-8 mecha...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR '85 Base: Alexandria Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: SGT. MAJ. C. B. Simmons Release Status: Release... More

CH-53E Super Stallion and AH-1T Sea Cobra helicopters form up for an assault on the beaches of Norway during NATO Exercise NORTHERN WEDDING 86

CH-53E Super Stallion and AH-1T Sea Cobra helicopters form up for an a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NORTHERN WEDDING 86 Base: North Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Jeff Hilton Release Status: Release... More

An aerial view of the amphibious assault USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3), the destroyer USS ELLIOT (DD-967), the guided missile frigate USS RAMSEY (FFG-2) and the fleet oiler USNS MISPILLION (T-AO-105) moored at the Naval Ship Repair Facility

An aerial view of the amphibious assault USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3), the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Station, Subic Bay State: Luzon Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: PH2(Nac) Sanner Release Status: Released to Public Combi... More

An LAV25 light assault vehicle transports Marines through the Norwegian countryside during Operation COLD WINTER'87, a NATO-sponsored military exercise

An LAV25 light assault vehicle transports Marines through the Norwegia...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COLD WINTER Country: Norway (NOR) Scene Camera Operator: CPL J.D. Gonzales Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... More

A plane director signals instructions to the pilot of a Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II aircraft on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA 3)

A plane director signals instructions to the pilot of a Marine Corps A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3) Scene Camera Operator: PHCS R.W. Bayles Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air left front view of a Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 (HM-14) RH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter participating in a minesweeping operation.  The amphibious assault ship USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7) is in the background

An air-to-air left front view of a Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Persian Gulf Scene Camera Operator: PH2 (Sw) Jeffrey Elliott Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Naval Amphibious Base. An AV-8B Harrier aircraft flies overhead as Assault Craft Unit 4 air-cushioned landing craft head toward shore after separating from the dock landing ship USS PENSACOLA (LSD-38), right, during an amphibious demonstration for the 14th Annual Inter-American Naval Conference

Naval Amphibious Base. An AV-8B Harrier aircraft flies overhead as Ass...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Amphibious Base State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Wilson Release Status: Released to... More

A CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA 3)

A CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter prepares to land on the flight deck of t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3) Scene Camera Operator: PHCS Ron Bayles, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Ships from four nations sail in formation during the NATO Southern Region exercise DRAGON HAMMER '90. The ships are, from front: amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2), the Spanish aircraft carrier SPS PRINCIPE DE ASTURIAS (R-11), the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), the Italian light aircraft carrier ITS GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI (C-551), and the British light aircraft carrier HMS INVINCIBLE (R-05)

Ships from four nations sail in formation during the NATO Southern Reg...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DRAGON HAMMER '90 Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 (Aw) Raymond H. Turner Ii Release Status: Relea... More

Navy and Marine mess management specialists aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2) make cookies in preparation for the arrival of evacuees from the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia. THE SAIPAN is on station off the coast of Liberia for OPERATION SHARP EDGE

Navy and Marine mess management specialists aboard the amphibious assa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... More

A V-22A Osprey aircraft sits on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS WASP (LHD-1) during shipboard compatibility trials

A V-22A Osprey aircraft sits on the flight deck of the amphibious assa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Solcido Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Flight deck personnel stand by as the crew of a V-22A Osprey aircraft shuts down the aircraft's engines after landing on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS WASP (LHD-1) during shipboard compatibility trials

Flight deck personnel stand by as the crew of a V-22A Osprey aircraft ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Raul L. Solcido Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Two Marine Corps AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicles travel through the Kuwaiti desert following the withdrawal of Iraqi troops during Operation Desert Storm

Two Marine Corps AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicles travel through t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: Cw02 Ed Bailey Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

Two Marines assigned to Task Force Breach Alpha complete the installation of a Mark 154 mine clearance kit on an AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle during Operation Desert Storm. The Marines are from the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.

Two Marines assigned to Task Force Breach Alpha complete the installat...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. M.D. Masters Release Status: Released to Public Com... More

Wrapped in protective covers, helicopters of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) sit on the pier at Blount Island Terminal. The helicopters are to be loaded aboard the Saudi Arabian roll-on/roll-off cargo sh SAUDI HAIL for transportation to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield

Wrapped in protective covers, helicopters of the 101st Airborne Divisi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Jacksonville State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Mark... More

An M-997 heavy expanded mobility tactical truck (HEMTT) is driven onto the Saudi Arabian roll-on/roll-off cargo ship SAUDI HAIL during loading operations at Blount Island Terminal. Helicopters and support equipment of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) are being loaded aboard the SAUDI HAIL for transport to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield

An M-997 heavy expanded mobility tactical truck (HEMTT) is driven onto...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Jacksonville State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Mark... More

Members of a West African military unit stand in front of an AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault personnel vehicle as U.S. Marines from the tank landing ship USS BARNSTABLE COUNTY (LST-1197) watch from above. The BARNSTABLE COUNTY is on its 1991 West African Training Cruise. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Members of a West African military unit stand in front of an AAVP-7A1 ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: West Africa Scene Camera Operator: PH1(Sw) Michael D.P. Flynn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An AAV-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle is driven off a utility landing craft from the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4) as Marines from the 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade train in an amphibious beach assault exercise in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Shield

An AAV-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle is driven off a utility landing ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Ken Mark O'Connell Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... More

Medium shot, high angle right side front view of a US Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter on the flight deck of the Iwo Jima Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS TRIPOLI (LPH-10). The helicopter crew is from HMN-164. It's transporting supplies, personnel and medical evacuations between the shore and the ship. This mission is in support of Operation Restore Hope

Medium shot, high angle right side front view of a US Marine CH-46 Sea...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Perry Heimer Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military S... More

An overall high oblique aerial view of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard looking east/southeast. The shipyard closed on September 30, 1995, but the Navy Intermediate Ship Maintenance Facility (NIMSF) will continue to store decommissioned and mothballed ships. Presently in storage at the shipyard are two battleships, one heavy cruiser, two aircraft carriers, two amphibious assault ships, two AEs, two AOs, two AORs, one AFS, four CGs, nine DDGs and seven FFs plus numerous small auxiliaries

An overall high oblique aerial view of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Philadelphia State: Pennsylvania (PA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Robert J. Sitar Release Status: Released to... More

An aerial view of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard looking southeast. The shipyard closed on September 30, 1995, but the Navy Intermediate Ship Maintenance Facility (NIMSF) will continue to store decommissioned and mothballed ships. Visible are two aircraft carriers, two amphibious assault ships, a heavy cruiser, five supply ships and numerous destroyers and frigates

An aerial view of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard looking southeast. T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Philadelphia State: Pennsylvania (PA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Robert J. Sitar Release Status: Released to... More

A Riverine Assault Craft (RAC) belonging to Small Craft Company, 2d Marine Division, patrols the New River

A Riverine Assault Craft (RAC) belonging to Small Craft Company, 2d Ma...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL. C.D. Clark Relea... More

CAPT. David Hook, Yankee Company Commander, 45 Commando, receives instructions from LT. COL. Robert Fry, Commander, 45 Commando, on how to position his Marines for their next evolution, an assault across New River

CAPT. David Hook, Yankee Company Commander, 45 Commando, receives inst...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: Combined Joint Training Field Exercise (CJTFEX) 96 Base: Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune State: North Carolina (NC) Country: ... More

An Amphibious Assault Vehicle AAV-P7A1 Mark 1 Mod 0 mine clearance system from 1ST Command Engineering Battalion, Alpha Company waits to breach a mine field during the first wave of simulated attacks in support of KERNEL BLITZ '97. On top of the AAV is the Mk 154 Launcher Mine Clearance (LMC). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

An Amphibious Assault Vehicle AAV-P7A1 Mark 1 Mod 0 mine clearance sys...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... More

Soldiers assigned to the 50th Engineer Company, 1ST Platoon, Camp Laguardia, Republic of Korea (ROK), and elements of the 2-9 Infantry, Camp Casey, ROK, receive training prior to engaging in a simulated river crossing assault on the Imjin River, ROK, on Oct. 22, 1998. Many of the rafts crew members are officers participating in accordance with the US Army Officer Professional Development Program, a program designed to improve team building and soldiery

Soldiers assigned to the 50th Engineer Company, 1ST Platoon, Camp Lagu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KOREA CD Base: Imjin River Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT James Mossman Release Status: Releas... More

Port side view of the Amphibious Assault Ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) passing the historic Chamberlein Hotel on old Point Comfort. The SAIPAN is returning to her home port after putting to sea to avoid the effects of Hurricane Floyd as the storm moved up the east coast

Port side view of the Amphibious Assault Ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) passi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hampton Roadstead State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret) Release Statu... More

A Republic of Korea Tank Marine communicates on his radio during the combined amphibious beach assault at Tak San Ri Beach near Pohang, South Korea, in support of Exercise FOAL EAGLE 2000. FOAL EAGLE is the largest Joint and Combined field training drill conducted annually in South Korea, running from October 25th to November 3rd. About 25,000 U.S. troops (Not shown) will take part in the drill, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard troops from bases in the United States and elsewhere in the Pacific. The exercise demonstrates U.S. and South Korean military cooperation

A Republic of Korea Tank Marine communicates on his radio during the c...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: FOAL EAGLE 2000 Base: Tak San Ri Country: Republic Of Korea (ROK) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT James E. Lotz, USAF Release St... More

A close up view of US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Brad Hummel from the Air Education and Training Command, as he mentally prepares before competing in the combat weapons competition at Camp Bullis, Texas, during Exercise DEFENDER CHALLENGE 2000. SSGT Hummel is armed with the 5.56mm M16A2 assault rifle with a M203 grenade launcher attached

A close up view of US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Brad Hummel from the Ai...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DEFENDER CHALLENGE Base: Camp Bullis State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Be... More

Members of 51st Security Forces Squadron rushes into the 51st Fighter Wing headquarters building in an attempt to take-out terrorists holding over 25 Air Force members hostage during the Initial Response Readiness Exercise/Combat Employment Readiness (IRRE/CERE) exercise at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The quarterly exercise tests the 51st Fighter Wing's ability to respond to combat situations. Weapon shown is the M-4 Carbine compact assault rifle

Members of 51st Security Forces Squadron rushes into the 51st Fighter ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRRE/CERE Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Major Command Shown: PACAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT ... More

During Marine Week of the Career Orientation and Training of Midshipmen (CORTRAMID) West 2001 at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Pendleton, California, midshipmen, with blank firing equipped 5.56 mm M16A2 assault rifles, move into defensive positions while on patrol

During Marine Week of the Career Orientation and Training of Midshipme...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: 1ST MARDIV Scene Came... More

US Army (USA) 1ST Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Soldiers wearing Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) gear, armed with 5.56mm M16A2 assault rifles and 5.56mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapons (SAW), run to take up a defensive position while training at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk, Louisiana (LA)

US Army (USA) 1ST Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Soldiers we...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Polk State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: FORSCOM Scene Camera Operator: Raymond A. Bar... More

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