Thematic Pictures, 10 December 2015 (Be Ready)

USS Essex is underway in the Gulf of Aden. GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 26, 2015) Naval Air Crewman 3rd Class Justen Thurman communicates with pilots from the “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 as the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) conducts maneuvers during normal operations in the Gulf of Aden. Essex is the flagship of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher A. Veloicaza/Released) 151026-N-FV739-182

USS Essex is underway in the Gulf of Aden. GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 26, 2015) Naval Air Crewman 3rd Class Justen Thurman communicates with pilots from the “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 as the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) conducts maneuvers during normal operations in the Gulf of Aden. Essex is the flagship of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher A. Veloicaza/Released) 151026-N-FV739-182

Aircraft spotter on the roof of a building in London. St. Paul's Cathedral is in the background.

Aircraft spotter on the roof of a building in London. St. Paul’s Cathedral is in the background.

Police Spotters - Armed Forces Day Cardiff. Flickr - Jon Candy.

Police Spotters – Armed Forces Day Cardiff. Flickr – Jon Candy.

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan. U.S. Army Pvt. Nicholas C. Berman of Asbury, N.J., an infantryman assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Storm, provides security from a concealed position for Afghan National Security Forces in Kharwar District Jan. 10. Soldiers of Co. D and ANSF recovered two caches and detained four people during the two-day operation. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Cooper T. Cash, Task Force Patriot Public Affairs). Flickr - The U.S. Army.

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan. U.S. Army Pvt. Nicholas C. Berman of Asbury, N.J., an infantryman assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Storm, provides security from a concealed position for Afghan National Security Forces in Kharwar District. Soldiers of Co. D and ANSF recovered two caches and detained four people during the two-day operation. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Cooper T. Cash, Task Force Patriot Public Affairs). Flickr – The U.S. Army.

Flickr - Bill Harrison.

Flickr – Bill Harrison.

Cormorant At The Ready. Flickr - Michael Coghlan.

Cormorant At The Ready. Flickr – Michael Coghlan.

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