5th area of responsibility fleet USA (October 5th, 2013). The F / A-18E Super Hornet is preparing to land on the deck of the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier (CVN 68) after participating in flights demonstrating the air power of the US Navy. The strike group, led by the aircraft carrier Nimitz, is deployed as part of the 5th American fleet, which controls the region and ensures the safety of navigation. (Photo by 3rd Grade Communications Specialist Preston Paglinawan, US Navy)
2. Dense building
Paratroopers of the 1 Battalion 508 of the Parachute Regiment of the 4 Brigade of the 82 Airborne Division are preparing to enter the building during the melee exercises of September 26 of 2013. (Photo by Sergeant Juan F. Jimenez (Juan F. Jimenez).
3. Aircraft carrier "Gerald Ford" in dry dock
Newport News, Va. (11 of October 2013 of the year). Shipbuilders begin to flood the dry dock number 12 with the lead ship of a new type of aircraft carrier Gerald Ford (CVN 78). (Photo by 1 Mass Communications Specialist Joshua J. Wahl, United States Navy)
4. Running thaad
Launch of the first of two ground-based antimissile mobile ground interceptors for high-altitude over-atmospheric interception of medium-range missiles (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, THAAD) during successful tests. The tests were carried out by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Operational Test Agency for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), the Joint Integrated Test Team for the Missile Defense, and the US Pacific Command with the participation of the American Alpha 2 battery of the Air Defense Regiment and US Navy sailors aboard the Decatur rocket destroyer (DDG-73). In addition, with the participation of pilots 613-th operational air center of the US Air Force, they conducted the interception of one medium-range ballistic missile system THAAD and one ballistic missile medium-range missile defense system Aegis. The tests, called the Flight Operational Test-01 (Flight Test Operation-01, FTO-01), highlighted the ability of the Aegis and THAAD missile defense systems to operate in a multi-layered defense architecture and intercept two almost simultaneously launched ballistic targets.
5. 2013 approaching thunderstorm
The American soldiers of the 5 Battalion of the 20 Infantry Regiment of the 3 Brigade Tactical Group of the Stryker 2 Infantry Division move along the road during a joint platoon exercise at the Yakima Training Center, WA, 16 of the 2013 September. "The approaching thunderstorm 2013" is an exercise to test the interaction between the 1 Corps of the 7 Infantry Division and the Japanese Self-Defense Forces. (Photo by Sergeant Austan Owen (Austan Owen), US Army)
6. Shooter ready for Rock and Roll
Junior Corporal Chris Eichelberger, an airborne gunner at the 169th Light Marine Attack Helicopter Squadron, a native of San Diego, California, hits a target in Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, October 2, 2013. The gunner takes part in exercises in the immediate aviation support for cadets in order to enable them to learn how to interact and coordinate their actions with two helicopter shooters. (Photo by Corporal Zachary Scanlon)
7. Soaring "Eagle"
F-15E Strike Eagle 494 Fighter Squadron flies over Main Air Station, Norway, September 23 2013. About 30 aircraft were redeployed from the air bases of the Royal Air Force Lakenheath and Mildenhall to several airfields in Norway to participate in the exercises Arctic Challenge 2013 (ACE-13). ACE-13 are joint exercises with US NATO allies and regional partners, which contributes to the continuation of interaction between the United States, Norway, Sweden and Finland. (Photo by master sergeant Lee Osbury (Lee Osberry), USAF)
8. Upgrade from T-10 to T-11
Paratroopers of the tactical group of the 4 Infantry Brigade (Airborne) 25 Infantry Division are parachuted from a C-17 Globemaster US Air Force over the Malamute drop-out area, belonging to the United Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, 19-September XNUMNMN-X 2013-September The command and fighters of the Spartan brigade carried out a landing from the plane in order to check the reliability of the T-11 parachute during the transition of the brigade from the old T-10 parachute to the new T-11. (Photo of Sergeant 1 class Jason Epperson (Jason Epperson), US Army)
Aircraft types T-38 and T-38C make the last flight on the basis of the Air Force Edwards, California, 19 September 2013 year. (Photo courtesy of Bobi Zapka, USAF)
10. Historical landing
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from Camp Zama base (Japan) makes a historic landing of 1 September 2013 of the year on the deck of the destroyer Murasame of the Japan Self-Defense Forces. It was the first landing of a US Army helicopter aboard the Naval Forces of Japan.