ODPS Military Heroes Photo Credits


Sgt. Robert Streeter, with Troop B, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Redhorse, scans a nearby hilltop during a search of the Qual-e Jala village, Afghanistan, Feb. 21. Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Ashlee Lolkus, Task Force Red Bulls Public Affairs


Soldiers from A Company, 101st Division Special Troop Battalion air assault into a village inside Jowlzak valley, Parwan province, Afghanistan. Afghan National Police searched the village while Soldiers provided security and conducted key-leader engagements. Photo Credit: Spc. Scott Davis


Staff Sgt. Austin McCall received the Bronze Star Medal with V Device and the Purple Heart during a combat awards ceremony June 10. McCall and 23 Rangers from 2-75th Rngr., were recognized for their combat actions. Among the awards scheduled to be presented were the Bronze Star Medals for valor, Army Commend Photo Credit: Ingrid Barrentine


Pfc. Alexander J. Miller, an armored infantry cavalry scout with A Troop, 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and a Canby, Ore., native, talks to an Iraqi child while his family member goes through the screening process March 8, at Photo Credit: Sgt. John Stimac


3/5/2011 By Lance Cpl. Samantha H. Arrington 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Fwd) Lt. Col. Thomas Fahy, the Marine Wing Support Squadron commanding officer addresses Marines returning to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, after completing and independent convoy to Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan, March 5.


3/3/2011 By Sergeant Jesse J. Johnson 26th MEU U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joseph M. DePue, a machine gunner with 2nd squad, 1st Platoon, Company L, Battalion Landing Team 3/8, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Regimental Combat Team 8, provides security while the rest of his squad offloads during a security patrol along the Helmand River near Combat Outpost Ouellette, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 3, 2011. Elements of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit deployed to Afghanistan to provide regional security in Helmand province in support of the International Security Assistance Force.


2/23/2011 By Sgt. Jesse Johnson 26th MEU U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Mitchel R. Atkins, squad leader for 2nd Squad, 1st Platoon, Company L, Battalion Landing Team 3/8, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Regimental Combat Team 8, puts his Marines into position over the radio during a security patrol near Combat Outpost Ouellette in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 23, 2011. Elements of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit deployed to Afghanistan to provide regional security in Helmand province in support of the International Security Assistance Force.


3/9/2011 By Cpl. Daniel Woodall Combat Logistics Battalion-3 Lance Cpl. John B. Thomas, 20, motor transport operator, Engineer Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 3, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), shakes hands with an Afghan child in Haji Hanif Khan, Afghanistan, March 9, 2011. Many Afghan communities in southern Helmand province have experienced positive changes due to coalition efforts.


ARABIAN SEA (April 30, 2011) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25 is positioned on catapult No. 4 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting maritime security operations and close-air support missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)


SASEBO, Japan (April 14, 2011) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Chris Pierce mans the rails as the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) pulls into Fleet Activities Sasebo. Essex is returning to Sasebo after completing a three-month patrol of the western Pacific Ocean, which included disaster relief operations in Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Greg Johnson/Released)


ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 29, 2011) The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) is underway in the Atlantic Ocean. George H.W. Bush is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall/Released)


DES MOINES, Iowa (April 29, 2011) Members of the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, jump from the ramp of a Minnesota Air National Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft above Drake Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 102nd Drake Relays. High school, college and professional athletes competed in the three-day track and field event. The Leap Frogs are based in San Diego and perform aerial parachute demonstrations across the U.S. in support of Naval Special Warfare and Navy Recruiting. (U.S. Navy photo by James Woods/Released)


LEFT IN THE DUST, Army Staff Sgt. Hector Hoyas and Senior Airman Matthew Phillips turn away as a CH-47 Chinook helicopter takes off with a HUMVEE sling-load April 15, 2011, during training at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Sergeant Hoyas is assigned to Fort Lee, Va. Airman Phillips is assigned to the 820th RED HORSE squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth)


EOD AIRMEN, Senior Airman Jesse Mercado (front) and Staff Sgt. Christin Merriweather look for hidden dangers during a training scenario March 3, 2011, at Ali Air Base, Iraq. Airman Mercado and Sergeant Merriweather are explosive ordnance disposal technicians assigned to the 407th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. R. Michael Longoria)


An F-15E Strike Eagle takes off at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse


GULFPORT, Miss. -- Members of Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 arrive to awaiting family and friends at the Gulfport Army National Guard Base during an official homecoming ceremony following a six-month deployment to the Middle East, Feb. 27, 2011. Members of PSU 308 deployed in August 2010 in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough.


BALTIMORE - Day breaks as the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis is moored at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Feb. 27, 2011. The Thetis is a 270' medium-endurance cutter that is homeported in Key West, Fla., and serves the fleet through missions of search and rescue, law enforcement and migrant interdiction. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Masaschi.


6/10/2007 Caption: Soldiers from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 158th Infantry Regiment, Arizona National Guard, conduct a foot patrol near Forward Operating Base Kalagush, in Nuristan province, Afghanistan, June 10. Staff Sgt. Isaac Graham.


5/3/2007 Caption: A Utah Army National Guard soldier from the 19th Special Forces is hoisted up to an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter during a combat search and rescue integration exercise over the Utah Test and Training Range in Sandy, Utah, on May 3, 2007. The exercise helps expand the expertise and integration with Utah's 211th Aviation Group AH-64 Apache Joint Rotary Wing, 4th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon Striker assets, and Special Operations Forces in conducting extensive joint combat search and rescue operations. DoD photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald, U.S. Air Force.


10/25/2006 Caption: Ohio Army National Guard Soldiers from the 107th Cavalry Regiment practice cordon and search tactics at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. (by Sgt. Chris Jones)


3/20/2008 Caption: An Ohio Air National Guard KC-135 refueler, from the Columbus-based 121st Air Refueling Wing, flies a mission March 12 refueling a F-117 Stealth Fighter from the 49th Fighter Wing, based at Holloman AFB in New Mexico. The F-117 Stealth Fighters are being retired from service. The pilots flying the KC-135 refueler were Maj. Paul Hughes, Capt. Danny Slater and the boom operator was Master Sgt. Bob Derryberry. Photograph by Senior Master Sgt. Kim Frey, 121st ARW public affairs.