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F-16C Fighting Falcon

F-16C over Lake Michigan shoreline at the Chicago Air & Water Show on August 21, 2004. SW tail designation is from the 20th FW, Shaw AFB, in South Carolina, Air Combat Command (ACC). The ‘C’ designates a single seat configuration. The Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multirole jet fighter aircraft originally developed by […]

F-16 Fighting Falcon Block 30

FORMATION TRAINING – Three U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon Block 30 aircraft from the 80th Fighter Squadron fly in formation over South Korea during a training mission, Jan. 9, 2008. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Quinton T. Burris. The General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine fighter aircraft […]

M1A1 Abrams Battle Tank

The M1 Abrams is a main battle tank produced in the United States. The M1 is named after General Creighton Abrams, former Army Chief of Staff and Commander of US military forces in Vietnam from 1968 to 1972. The M1 Abrams tank is well armed, heavily armored, and highly mobile — designed for modern armored […]

KC-135 Stratotanker

The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker was the first jet powered aerial refueling tanker of the US Air Force, replacing the KC-97 Stratotanker. Similar in design to the later and enlarged Boeing 707 airliner, it was initially tasked to refuel strategic bombers, but was used extensively in the Vietnam war and later conflicts such as Desert Storm […]

F/A-18F Super Hornet, Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41)

F/A-18F Super Hornet, Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41), Black Aces, Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California (CA), conducts a mission over the Persian Gulf. The Hornet is armed with an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile on the wingtip and an AGM-65 Maverick missile on the pylon. Tucked under the intake is an AAQ-14 LANTIRN (Low-Altitude Navigation and […]

USNS Comfort Military Sealift Command Hospital Ship

PORT-AU-PRINCE (April 11, 2009) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) anchored near Port-au-Prince supporting Continuing Promise 2009, a humanitarian and civic assistance mission to Latin America and the Caribbean. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Landon Stephenson/Released). USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) is the third United States Navy ship to bear the name Comfort, […]

Protesters and Security Forces Reported Killed in Syria

April 8, 2011

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Daraa on Friday, a city in the south of Syria that has become a flashpoint for anti-government demonstrations. Witnesses said security forces opened fire on the crowd, killing at least 16 people. Syrian security forces are reported to have opened fire on tens of thousands of protesters […]

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Yemen: Fighting in Sanaa Between Tribesmen Loyal to President Saleh and Mutinous Soldiers Supporting Anti-Government Protesters

April 5, 2011

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Tribesmen loyal to Yemen’s embattled president on Tuesday clashed with a group of soldiers whose commander has sided with the opposition, and the fighting in a suburb of the capital Sanaa left three tribesmen dead. New fighting reported in Sanaa, Yemen where three people were reported killed in the capital city. The fight […]

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Fighting Around Libyan, Rebel-Controlled Port of Brega, Pro Gadhafi Supporters in Tripoli

April 5, 2011

An air strike hit a convoy of vehicles belonging to troops backing leader Moammar Gadhafi, although later a bombardment drove back rebel forces in the area trying to retake the oil port of Brega. View Larger Map View Larger Map

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Libyan Rebels Set Conditions for Cease-Fire

April 1, 2011

Libya’s rebels will agree to a cease-fire if Moammar Gadhafi pulls his military forces out of cities and allows peaceful protests against his regime, an opposition leader said Friday. You keep talking about human rights, but you keep bombing our Libyan citizens. — Street interview with Gadhafi supporter Rada Abdul Jadil Possibly outside a meeting […]

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Pentagon Calls for Limited Libya Rebel Aid

March 31, 2011

The Pentagon’s top officials say nations other than the U.S. need to step up if Libya’s rebels want equipment and training, vowing that U.S. troops won’t get involved on the ground. Secretary of Robert Gates is adamant that troops will not be on the ground in Libya. Sources say the CIA has small teams of […]

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Gaddafi Forces Fight Back, Rebels Lose Ras Lanuf and Bin Jawad

March 30, 2011

Muammar Gaddafi’s troops are reported to have recaptured the key oil port of Ras Lanuf and the town of Bin Jawad on Wednesday. Fighting is continuing with Misrata also under attack by Gaddafi troops. BBC News Africa Gaddafi forces push rebels back

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56 Killed in al-Qaeda Attack of Government Building in Tikrit

March 30, 2011

Gunmen wearing military uniforms over explosives belts charged into a government building in Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit on Tuesday in an attack that left 56 people dead, including 15 hostages who were shot execution-style. About eight or nine insurgents were involved in the attack that began about 1:00 p.m. local time and last about […]

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Libya No-Fly Zone Mission Complete

March 28, 2011

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates told ABC’s “This Week” that the implementation of the no-fly zone over Libya was complete and had “eliminated” Qaddafi’s ability to attack rebel-held cities. Now the no-fly zone can be “sustained with a lot less effort,” Gates said. In the 24 hours ending at 3:00 p.m. UT yesterday, coalition forces […]

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Libya Rebels Approach Sirte, Explosions Heard As NATO Jets Fly Over

March 28, 2011

Multiple news sources are reporting that Libyan rebel forces advanced to western Libya with support from NATO air strikes targeting Sirte, the hometown of Muammar Qaddafi. The reports came hours after the NATO Western alliance agreed to take command of military operations from the U.S. Nine explosions were heard in Sirte as planes passed overhead. […]

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Anarchy in Latakia, Syria Follows Protest in Daraa and Years of Human Rights and Business Oppression

March 28, 2011

Gangs of young men, some armed with swords and hunting rifles, were reported to be roaming the streets of Latakia, Syria on Sunday. After security forces killed anywhere from 50-100 demonstrators with demonstrations beginning in Daraa, Syria; anarchy is rising. Roaming gangs in Latakia closed alleys with barricades and roughly interrogated passersby in streets. The […]

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