Friday, February 26, 2010


02/23/2010 - A super rapid blooming chaff canister launches from the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during an antimissile defense drill off the coast of Southern California Feb. 23, 2010. Peleliu is under way conducting an integration training exercise in preparation for a scheduled 2010 deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Foster Bamford, U.S. Navy/Released)

02/24/2010 - U.S. Marines clear snow on the flight deck of the Dutch navy ship Hr. Ms. Johan De Witt (L 801) Feb. 24, 2010, while participating in the exercise Cold Response 2010 in Norway. Cold Response is a Norwegian armed forces multinational, invitational exercise with participants from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Austria and other NATO partners and is focused on cold weather maritime/amphibious operations, interoperability of expeditionary forces and special and ground operations. The Marines are with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division. (DoD photo by Master Sgt. Michael Q. Retana, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

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