Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely rescued fishing vessel Mirage

AIR STATION SITAK, Alaska (April 21, 2014) - A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew lands on a beach near the 50-foot fishing vessel Mirage. The two crewmembers aboard the vessel were safely rescued by the helicopter crew after the Mirage became grounded by a low tide. (Photo by Don Kluting, Sitka Mountain Rescue)

Governor Kim learns about Osan aircraft

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea (April 21, 2014) - Col. Brook Leonard, 51st Fighter Wing commander, discusses the different aircraft at Osan with Moon-soo Kim, Gyeonggi-do province governor, during a visit. Leonard, Lt. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas, 7th Air Force commander, Chief Master Sgt. Terrence Greene, 51st FW command chief, and pilots from the 25th and 36th Fighter and 5th Reconnaissance Squadrons explained the base's airpower capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley J. Thum)


MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter prepares search and rescue sunken Ferry Sewol

EAST CHINA SEA (April 21, 2014) - An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 and embarked on the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), prepares to take off from the flight deck of the Republic of Korea Dokdo-class Amphibious Assault Ship ROKS Dokdo (LPH-6111) as it prepares to perform search and rescue efforts at the site of the sunken ferry Sewol. Sailors and Marines aboard Bonhomme Richard are conducting search and rescue operations as requested by the Republic of Korea navy near the scene of the sunken ferry Sewol in the vicinity of the island Jindo. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam D. Wainwright)

Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1666

EAST CHINA SEA (April 19, 2014) - Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1666 enters the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9). Denver is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting amphibious operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Commander Amphibious Squadron Eleven. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Todd C. Behrman)


Humphreys Units Participate in KATUSA-US Soldier Week

CAMP HUMPHREYS (April 18, 2014) - For the 36th consecutive year, Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Soldiers worked, played and ate together, side-by-side, during the 2014 KATUSA-U.S. Friendship Week activities, April 14-18. The week was first observed in 1977, in an effort to boost morale and strengthen the mutual relationship between U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers by conducting various friendship events and cultural exchanges between both nations. Ultimately, this event seeks to strengthen the ROK-US relationship and cooperative spirit through various sports events, where Soldiers of both nations participate. (U.S. Army photos by Helena Kim, William Kim and Effy An)

Build a mock pier during a training exercise in Chinhae

CHINHAE (April 15, 2014) - Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1's Detail Chinhae, Korea and Sailors from the Republic of Korea build a mock pier during a training exercise in Chinhae. NMCB 1 is currently deployed to the Pacific Area of Operations supporting ongoing construction and humanitarian operations at several detail sites including Korea, Timor Leste, Cambodia, Philippines, Guam, Diego Garcia and Japan. The battalion will also deploy Sailors to participate in the upcoming bi-lateral and multi-lateral exercises Pacific Partnership Station, Balikatan and CARAT. (U.S. Navy photo by Aviation Boatswain's Mate (handling) Leanna Manke)

 MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor helicopter

EAST CHINA SEA (April 21, 2014) - A MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor helicopter, attached to 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducts search and rescue operations out of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) near the site of the sunken Korean ferry Sewol. Sailors and Marines onboard Bonhomme Richard are conducting search and rescue operations as requested by the Republic of Korea Navy near the scene of the sunken ferry Sewol in the vicinity of the island of Jindo. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christian Senyk)

 Pacific Thunder.

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea (April 14, 2014) - Airman Danielle Trejo, a simulated injury victim, is helped into a lift-belt by a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialist during exercise Pacific Thunder. The exercise is designed to test the United States and RoK's abilities in numerous contingency situations, including search and rescue missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jake Barreiro)

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