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February 02, 2006

A day in the Life of the deployed...

Warning - objects in mirror are closer than they appear.

Indian Ocean (Jan. 26, 2006) - A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), assigned to Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4), makes a final approach to embark aboard the dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). Carter Hall and ACU-4 are currently on deployment conducting maritime security operations (MSO) in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg.


Indian Ocean (Jan. 26, 2006) - A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), assigned to Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4), makes a final approach to embark aboard the dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). Carter Hall and ACU-4 are currently on deployment conducting maritime security operations (MSO) in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg.

*Grumble grumble* The farkin' recruiter never mentioned *this*!

MANAS AIR BASE, Kyrgyzstan (AFPN) - Airman 1st Class Michael Lepla digs out a C-17 Globemaster III Jan. 28 after 4 inches of snowfall during the night. With temperatures barely above zero and weekly snowstorms, maintainers here work nonstop to keep the aircraft and ramp clear of ice and snow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lara Gale


MANAS AIR BASE, Kyrgyzstan (AFPN) - Airman 1st Class Michael Lepla digs out a C-17 Globemaster III Jan. 28 after 4 inches of snowfall during the night. With temperatures barely above zero and weekly snowstorms, maintainers here work nonstop to keep the aircraft and ramp clear of ice and snow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lara Gale

Dangit! They can *always* tell when I got a care package from Mom...

US Army SPC Shawn Aiken, a medic with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, poses for a photo with children during a dismounted patrol.  Mosul, Iraq in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. CREDIT U.S. ARMY PHOTO:  SSG James H. Christopher III. (RELEASED) CPT Michael Blankartz BDE / PAO CAMP COURAGE MOSUL


US Army SPC Shawn Aiken, a medic with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, poses for a photo with children during a dismounted patrol. Mosul, Iraq in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. CREDIT U.S. ARMY PHOTO: SSG James H. Christopher III. (RELEASED) CPT Michael Blankartz BDE / PAO CAMP COURAGE MOSUL

Did too! Did not! Yer mother wears combat booooots!

CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (Jan. 29, 2006) – Marines battle for points during the tug-of-war event during a field meet here Jan. 29. More than 300 Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment–25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), participated in a field meet hosted at the Lakeside Sports Arena. Steward is the area supervisor for the ammunition supply point with CLR-25, 2nd MLG (Forward).  Photo by: Lance Cpl. Joel Abshier

CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (Jan. 29, 2006) – Marines battle for points during the tug-of-war event during a field meet here Jan. 29. More than 300 Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment–25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), participated in a field meet hosted at the Lakeside Sports Arena. Steward is the area supervisor for the ammunition supply point with CLR-25, 2nd MLG (Forward). Photo by: Lance Cpl. Joel Abshier