2 July 1944. German mine detonated by two Royal Navy minesweepers in Cherbourg’s Grande Rade, just before the entry of supply ships; note Fort l'Ouest in the background Photograh by Bacon from the United States National Archives Identification Code SC 274188 all USNA photos are in the public domain. If you repost, please acknowledge USNA. Posted by Charles McCain
[Charles McCain] Pic of the Day - Navy SEAL Trident Challenge
BOSTON (June 30, 2007) Swimmers prepare for the first leg of the Navy SEAL Trident Challenge at Boston University during Navy Week Boston. The challenge mirrors the initial physical screening test given to those interested in becoming a SEAL and consists of swimming, push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, and running. The Navy SEAL Trident Challenge was just one of many Navy sponsored events in Boston during Navy Week. (US Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Dave Kaylor) [Image courtesy of the US Navy Website.]
A German Bundeswehr army soldier of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) smokes a cigarette during a mission in Chahar Dara in the outskirts of Kunduz, December 18, 2009. German Bundeswehr army soldiers and Afghan National Army (ANA) units started a operation against insurgents in the area on Wednesday.
[Charles McCain] Pic of the Day - Taxi For Take Off
+ An Air Force MQ-9 Reaper from the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron taxis for take off March 13 at Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan, for a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (US Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.) [Image courtesy of the US Air Force Website.]
[Charles McCain] Pic of the Day - Close Air Support
+ US Marine Corps Cpl. Jeffery L. Allen, crew chief with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), provides close air support over Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 8, 2012. Allen provided close air support to members with International Security Assistance Force. (US Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released) [Image courtesy of the US Department of Defense Website.]