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F-35 Aileron Roll

Lt. Col. Brent Reinhardt completes a 360-degree roll in F-35A AF-1 with a full weapon load during a test flight from Edwards AFB, California, on 10 January 2014. The photo is a composite of seventeen images taken during the 360-degree roll. (Photo by Matthew Short)

Lt. Col. Brent Reinhardt completes a 360-degree roll in F-35A AF-1 with a full weapon load during a test flight from Edwards AFB, California, on 10 January 2014. The photo is a composite of seventeen images taken during the 360-degree roll. (Photo by Matthew Short)

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Diamond formation

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE Neb.– The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, an F-18 demonstration team, perform breathtaking stunts in their famous diamond formation on Aug. 29, 2008. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Josh Plueger)

More on the Blue Angels at the Center for American Military History.

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Environmental impact study

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II with the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., drops a AGM-65 Maverick missile during a close air support training mission Sept. 23, 2011, over the Nevada Test and Training Range.  U.S. Air Force Weapons School students participate in many combat training missions over  the NTTR during the six-month, graduate-level instructor course held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman/Released)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II with the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., drops a AGM-65 Maverick missile during a close air support training mission Sept. 23, 2011, over the Nevada Test and Training Range. U.S. Air Force Weapons School students participate in many combat training missions over the NTTR during the six-month, graduate-level instructor course held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman/Released)

Posted on January 28, 2013 at 20:18 by Chris Carter · Permalink · One Comment
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Muddin’

Navy “SEAL” (Sea-Air-Land) Team Member moves through deep mud as he makes his way ashore from a boat, during a combat operation in South Vietnam in 1970. His gun is a Mk23 5.56mm Machine Gun (Stoner 63). Note his camouflage uniform & face paint. Photographed by PHC A. Hill.

A Navy SEAL, carrying a Mk23 5.56mm Machine Gun (Stoner 63), moves through deep mud as he makes his way ashore from a boat, during a combat operation in South Vietnam in 1970. (U.S. Navy photograph by PHC A. Hill)

Happy 51st birthday to the Navy SEALs, who were founded on Jan. 1, 1962.

Posted on January 2, 2013 at 11:19 by Chris Carter · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Corsairs in formation

Three A-7 Corsair II aircraft of Attack Squadron (VA) 72 fly in formation over the Mediterranean Sea while operating from the carrier John F. Kennedy (CV 67) in December 21, 1975 (National Naval Aviation Museum photo)

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Warthog flying over Egypt

EGYPT – An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 188th Fighter Wing, Arkansas Air National Guard, flies off the wing of a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, during a coronet mission Oct. 12, 2012, over the skies of Egypt. A coronet is when an aerial refueling tanker escorts fighters over long distances, regularly topping off their fuel tanks along the way. The 188th A-10 and its pilot were returning from a deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May)

Posted on October 29, 2012 at 23:33 by Chris Carter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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First steam-powered warship

An engraving of Demologos, the wooden floating battery later to become USS Fulton, the first steam-powered warship

Posted on October 29, 2012 at 13:41 by Chris Carter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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First carrier landing

Lt. Commander Godfrey de Courcelles Chevalier makes the first aircraft-carrier landing on the deck of America’s first carrier, USS Langley (CV-1) on Oct. 26, 1922

 

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Charge of the Light Brigade

Charge of the Light Brigade by Thomas Jones Barker (1877)

On this day in 1854 the British Light Brigade, led by Lord Cardigan, made their famous charge into a Russian artillery battery during the Battle of Balaclava. Lord Raglan, the overall commander, intended for the unit to harrass a retreating artillery unit, but his vague orders were misinterpreted, and the cavalry attacked the wrong unit. Despite knowing the futility of a cavalry charge into a fortified artillery position, the soldiers gallantly rode forward. Losses for the Light Brigade were staggering, and they immediately retreated without any measurable gain.

But their valor will forever be remembered, for over 150 years later, who among us has not heard of the “Charge of the Light Brigade”?

Posted on October 25, 2012 at 22:05 by Chris Carter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Climbing the ‘corporal’ ladder

U.S. Marines from II Marine Expeditionary Force and French marines from the 3rd Marine Regiment work together to complete an obstacle at Fort de Penthievre. The Marines and Sailors of II MEF participated in a series of training events with the French marines in order to strengthen relations between the two countries’ militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joshua Hines)

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