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Up Close and Personal with Military Men and Their Weapons (19 pics)

Posted by Raya in Lifestyle   22 Jul 2013   / 8110 views

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert Wolfe provides rooftop security during a meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 25, 2013. Wolfe, a platoon leader, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S.

In the extreme case of a battlefield or natural disaster area rescue, the pilot or co-pilot of an AH-64 Apache will ride on the outside of the helicopter so the passengers can sit inside. At Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, Aug. 25, Soldiers practice the tricky operation.

A B-17, P-51 and a F4F Wildcat do an ultra low pass. In 1991 the CAF partnered with the Don't Mess With Texas Campaign to create an Anti-Littering Commercial.

C-17 Globemaster III morning reflection.

A B-1B Lancer receives fuel over Afghanistan from a KC-10 Extender. B-1Bs can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary. The B-1B is assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Squadron and the KC-10 is assigned to the 908th Expeditionary Aerial Refueling Squadron.

Two snipers wearing ghillie suits combine to form an over-the-shoulder firing position during competitive shooting at the 10th Annual International Sniper Competition on Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 14, 2010. A ghillie suit is a type of camouflage from cloth or fibers, with the name originating from gille, the Gaelic word for servant.

A pair of specially painted F-117 Nighthawks fly off from their last refueling by the Ohio National Guard's 121st Air Refueling Wing. The F-117s were retired March 11 in a farewell ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

An MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron VMM 266 Reinforced, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit MEU, prepares to takeoff during flight operations aboard the USS Kearsarge LHD 3.

Russian Mig-29 flying over beautiful yellow fields.

The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge LHD 3 fires a Rolling Airframe Missile RAM during a live-fire exercise. Kearsarge is conducting amphibious squadronMarine expeditionary unit integration in preparation for a scheduled deployment this spring.

A U.S. Navy FA-18 flies over the ocean on a refueling mission.

S-125 Pechora mobile rocket defense system being fired.

Sgt. Joshua Smith, a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Divisions 1st Brigade Combat Team, chats with an Afghan boy during an Afghan-led clearing operation April 28, 2012, Ghazni province, Afghanistan. The soldier studied the Pashtun language prior to his deployment to southern Ghazni.

Soldier fires a FIM-92A Stinger missile.

Russian Sukhoi PAK FA taxiing out for take off.

A timed missile hits a M47 Tank for testing. The timing of this photo couldn't have been any better!

Low flying Eurofighter Typhoon.

The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Tennessee SSBN 734 returns to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Tennessee deployed for operations more than three months ago.

Zabul Province, Afghanistan.

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