Illumination rounds light the way for forward observers to adjust artillery and mortar fire during a night portion of a four-day, live-fire exercise following the conclusion of Talisman Saber 13 in Townshend Island, Queensland, Australia.
An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter is readied for launch during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to collect simulated enemy casualties and weapons during a mechanized raid at Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia.
Pvt. Lewis T. Washington, a 14S Air and Missile Defense Trooper with I Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, uses a Stinger Missile to bring down an Apache Helicopter during a force-on-force engagement against 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division on Fort Irwin, California.
An MV-22 Osprey assigned to the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 166 (Reinforced) takes off during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4).
A 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Maritime Raid Force Marine fires an M40 sniper rifle during a nighttime live fire in Jordan.
The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199).
Paratroopers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, call for indirect fire during an airfield seizure at Sicily Drop Zone during Operation Fury Thunder at Fort Bragg.
Cavalry Scouts from 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment-Blackhorse, conduct escape and evasion lane training at Ft. Irwin, California.
Capt. Jonathan Ferricher prepares a C-130J for flight June 4, 2013, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.
Lance Cpl. Hailey Carrol with Transportation Support Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, refuels a logistics vehicle system replacement after conducting a combat logistics patrol (CLP) to Forward Operating Base Shukvani, Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Marines participating in Talisman Saber 2013 regroup after fast-roping from HH-60H Sea Hawks assigned to the Firehawks of Helicopter Sea Combat Support Squadron 85 at Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.
A C-17 Globemaster III is towed into position on the flightline to be chained in place due to approaching tropical storm Andrea May 6, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C.
Marines participating in Talisman Saber 2013 prepare to fast-rope from an HH-60H Sea Hawk assigned to the Firehawks of Helicopter Sea Combat Support Squadron (HSC) 85 at Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.
Marines with Battery M, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division load an M777 lightweight 155mm Howitzer for firing during Exercise DESERT SCIMITAR aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Firefighters from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department extinguish a simulated aircraft fire as part of an operational readiness exercise, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.
Hurlburt Field held the 18th Annual Sound of Independence celebration at the Soundside Marina June 28, 2013, on Hurlburt Field, Florida.
Airman 1st Class Everardo Torres scans an airfield for potential threats in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, while a C-130 Hercules from the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron transfers equipment and personnel.
Tech. Sgt. Andrew Gravett walks along the top of a C-17 Globemaster III while wearing a safety harness as he does a routine maintenance check of the aircraft June 4, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C.
Day or night, the Army, Navy and Air Force battle on with a dizzying array of military technology.