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Finland. Hamnanläggning.

Personnel tracked landing vehicles (LVTP7) of the 6th Marine Amphibious Brigade arrive at the port facility on railroad flatcars. The vehicles will be loaded aboard the maritime prepositioning ship

Personnel tracked landing vehicles (LVTP7) of the 6th Marine Amphibious Brigade arrive at the port facility on railroad flatcars. The vehicles will be loaded aboard a maritime prepositioning ship

A group of Soviet Sailors view a tabletop model of a port facility during a tour of the base. For the first time, Soviet naval vessels are visiting an American military port. The Guided Missile Cruiser MARSHAL USTINOV (CG 088), the Guided Missile Destroyer OTLICHNYY (DDG 434) and the Replenishment Oiler GENRIKH GASANOV are in Norfolk for a five-day goodwill visit

Raider port security boats line a port facility near the deployment location of U.S. Coast Guard Port Security Unit 302 during Operation Desert Shield

A former Iraqi defensive emplacement sits on a dock at the city's port facility following Operation Desert Storm

U.S. military policemen stand by beside their M998 as High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) sailors muster on the dock in the background after the re-opening of the city's port facility following Operation Desert Storm. A British Hunt class coastal minesweeper is tied up to the dock at left

Two U.S. Navy officers stand on the dock following the re-opening of the city's port facility following Operation Desert Storm

Troops muster on the dock near the U.S. Army logistic support vessel LT. General William B. Bunker (LSV-4) as the city's port facility is cleared of mines and unexploded ordnance following the cease-fire that ended Operation Desert Storm. An M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) equipped with a Mark 19 automatic grenade launcher is at right

A team of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) divers ride in an inflatable boat across the harbor while taking part in the multinational effort to clear the city's port facility of mines and unexploded ordnance following Operation Desert Storm

The U.S. Army logistic support vessel LT. General William B. Bunker (LSV-4) lies tied up at a dock as the city's port facility is cleared of mines and unexploded ordnance following the cease-fire that ended Operation Desert Storm

Several sailors and military policemen gather beside an M1038 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) on the dock after the re-opening of the city's port facility following Operation Desert Storm. A captured Iraqi vessel is in the background behind the crane

A merchant ship, left, and a captured Iraqi vessel lie tied up to the dock after the re-opening of the city's port facility following Operation Desert Storm

Three explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) divers climb aboard an inflatable boat as they prepare to search for mines and unexploded ordnance as part of the multinational effort to re-open the city's port facility following Operation Desert Storm

Against the backdrop of a smoke-filled sky, British troops gather near a pair of Land Rover One Ten light vehicles after the re-opening of the city's port facility following Operation Desert Storm

A team of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) divers sets out to search for mines and unexploded ordnance as part of the multinational effort to re-open the city's port facility following Operation Desert Storm

A team of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) divers sets out to search for mines and unexploded ordnance as part of the multinational effort to re-open the city's port facility following Operation Desert Storm

A U.S. Army tug boat crosses the harbor after the re-opening of the city's port facility following Operation Desert Storm

A UH-60 Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopter comes in to land on the dock following the re-opening of the city's port facility following Operation Desert Storm

A captured Iraqi vessel, right, lies tied up at the dock after the re-opening of the city's port facility following Operation Desert Storm. In the background are, from right, the command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3), the British coastal minesweeper HMS CATTISTOCK (M-31) and the U.S. Army logistic support vessel LT. General William B. Bunker (LSV-4)

An Army military policeman keeps watch from the roof of an M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) as the command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3) arrives at the pier behind him. The LA SALLE has come to Ash Shuaybah for a ceremony marking the re-opening of the city's port facility following Operaiton Desert Storm

British and American military personnel walk along the dock near an M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) after the re-opening of the city's port facility following Operation Desert Storm. In the background are the command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3), right, the British coastal minesweeper HMS CATTISTOCK (M-31), center, and the U.S. Army logistic support vessel LT. General William B. Bunker (LSV-4), left background

A burned-out tug boat lies tied up near the cement carrier HILALCEMENT I after the re-opening of the city's port facility following a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait

An Army military policeman mans the Mark 19 automatic grenade launcher mounted on the roof of an M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) as the command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3) ties up at the pier behind him. The LA SALLE has come to Ash Shuaybah for a ceremony marking the re-opening of the city's port facility following Operation Desert Storm

The command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3), command center for all mine countermeasures units during Operation Desert Storm, is moored at a pier prior to a ceremony marking the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility. The port is being reopened after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait

Rear Adm. Raynor A.K. Taylor, commander, Middle East Force, points out strategic areas on a map while conducting a news conference prior to a ceremony marking the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility during Operation Desert Storm. The port is being reopened after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait

Military personnel and civil officials from several coalition nations gather on the dock prior to a ceremony marking the re-opening of the city's port facility following Operation Desert Storm. The command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3) is in the background

Rear Adm. Raynor A.K. Taylor, commander, Middle East Force, conducts a news conference prior to a ceremony marking the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility during Operation Desert Storm. The port is being reopened after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait

Rear Adm. Raynor A.K. Taylor, commander, Middle East Force, speaks at a ceremony marking the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility during Operation Desert Storm. The port is being reopened after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait

Dignitaries meet in the wardroom aboard the command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3) prior to a ceremony marking the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait. Among those at the table are Edward Gnehm, left, U.S. ambassador to Kuwait; Rear Adm. Raynor A.K. Taylor, second from left, commander, U.S. Navy Middle East Force; and Kuwaiti ports chief CAPT. Abdel-Rahman Naibari, second from right

Rear Adm. Raynor A.K. Taylor, commander, U.S. Navy Middle East Force, listens as Edward Gnehm, U.S. ambassador to Kuwait, speaks to guests aboard the command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3) during a ceremony marking the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait. Kuwaiti ports chief CAPT. Abdel-Rahman Naibari is seated at center

Rear Adm. Raynor A.K. Taylor, commander, Middle East Force, points out strategic areas on a map while conducting a news conference prior to a ceremony marking the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility during Operation Desert Storm. The port is being reopened after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait

The colors fly from the mast of the command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3), command center for all mine countermeasures units during Operation Desert Storm, as the ship is docked at a pier for a ceremony marking the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility. The port is being reopened after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait

M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) of a military police unit, one equipped with a Mark 19 grenade launcher, provide security for the command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3), command center for all mine countermeasures units, prior to a ceremony marking the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility during Operation Desert Storm. The port is being reopened after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait

The command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3), command center for all mine countermeasures units during Operation Desert Storm, is moored at a pier prior to a ceremony marking the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility. The port is being reopened after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait

Dignitaries applaud as Rear Adm. Raynor A.K. Taylor, left, commander, Middle East Force, presents a plaque to Kuwaiti ports chief CAPT. Abdel-Rahman Naibari during a ceremony aboard the command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3) marking the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait. Edward Gnehm, the U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait, is third from right

The commanding officer of the command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3) stands between his executive officer and a harbor pilot on a bridge wing as the ship ties up at the pier. The LA SALLE has come to Ash Shuaybah for a ceremony marking the re-opening of the city's port facility following Operation Desert Storm

Dignitaries gather aboard the command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3) following a ceremony marking the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait. Among the dignitaries are Rear Adm. Raynor A.K. Taylor, left, commander, U.S. Navy Middle East Force; CAPT. Abdel-Rahman Naibari, fourth from left, Kuwaiti ports chief; and U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait Edward Gnehm, third from right

Rear Adm. Raynor A.K. Taylor, left, commander, U.S. Navy Middle East Force, and Edward Gnehm, center, U.S. ambassador to Kuwait, listen as Kuwaiti ports chief CAPT. Abdel-Rahman Naibari speaks to guests aboard the command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3) during a ceremony marking the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait

Rear Adm. Raynor A.K. Taylor, commander, U.S. Navy Middle East Force, leads Kuwaiti ports chief CAPT. Abdel-Rahman Naibari and other dignitaries down a ladder aboard the command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3) before the start of a ceremony to mark the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait

U.S. Navy photographers gather on the pier to document the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility. The port is being reopened after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait

Rear Adm. Raynor A.K. Taylor, left, commander, U.S. Navy Middle East Force, shakes hands with Edward Gnehm, U.S. ambassador to Kuwait, speaks to guests aboard the command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3) during a ceremony marking the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait. Kuwaiti ports chief CAPT. Abdel-Rahman Naibari is seated at center

CAPT. Abdel-Rahman Naibari, Kuwaiti chief of ports, speaks to guests aboard the command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3) during a ceremony marking the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait

Rear Adm. Raynor A.K. Taylor, commander, Middle East Force, points out strategic areas on a map while conducting a news conference prior to a ceremony marking the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility during Operation Desert Storm. The port is being reopened after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait

The command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3) arrives to take part in a ceremony marking the re-opening of the city's port facility following Operation Desert Storm

Rear Adm. Raynor A.K. Taylor, commander, Middle East Force, conducts a news conference prior to a ceremony marking the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility during Operation Desert Storm. The port is being reopened after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait

Rear Adm. Raynor A.K. Taylor, commander, Middle East Force, conducts a news conference prior to a ceremony marking the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility during Operation Desert Storm. The port is being reopened after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait

The commanding officer of the command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3) and members of the sea and anchor detail watch from a bridge wing as coalition military personnel and civil officials gather on the pier to welcome the arriving ship. The LA SALLE has come to Ash Shuaybah to mark the re-opening of the city's port facility following Operation Desert Storm

Rear Adm. Raynor A.K. Taylor, commander, U.S. Navy Middle East Force, speaks to guests aboard the command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3) during a ceremony marking the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait. Seated behind Taylor are Kuwaiti ports chief CAPT. Abdel-Rahman Naibari, right, and Edward Gnehm, U.S. ambassador to Kuwait

Rear Adm. Raynor A.K. Taylor, center left, commander, U.S. Navy Middle East Force, shakes hands with CAPT. Abdel-Rahman Naibari, Kuwaiti ports chief, following a ceremony aboard the command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3) marking the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait

A Kuwaiti media representative interviews an officer from the command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3), command center for all mine countermeasures units during Operation Desert Storm, is moored at a pier prior to a ceremony marking the re-opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility. The port is being reopened after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait

Rear Adm. Raynor A.K. Taylor, commander, Middle East Force, left, CAPT. Abdel-Rahman Naibari, chief of Kuwait's ports, and other officials stand by as Edward Gnehm, U.S. ambassador to Kuwait, signals the official opening of Ash Shuaybah's port facility during Operation Desert Storm. The port is being reopened after a multinational effort to clear the mines laid by Iraqi forces during their occupation of Kuwait

An overview of a port facility during redeployment operations in the aftermath of Operation Desert Storm

M-978 heavy expanded mobility tactical truck (HEMTT) fuel tankers sit on flatcars at a railroad siding near the city's port facility after being unloaded from a cargo ship. Vehicles and other equipment have been shipped to La Porte from the Persian Gulf region, where they were used during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm

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STS054-36-006 - STS-054 - Earth observations scenes of an unidentified port facility.

STS054-36-005 - STS-054 - Earth observations scenes of an unidentified port facility.

A Marine High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) leaves the Haitian military police barracks in route to the port facility at Cap Haitien during Operation Uphold Democracy

Marines from the 2d Battalion 2d Marine Regiment 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C., walk down the street with their M-16A2 rifles and M-249 squad automatic weapons (SAW) during Operation Uphold Democracy. They are escorted by a 5 ton truck loaded with soldiers and weapons. They are traveling from the hospital to the port facility through Cap Haitien streets. Exact Date Shot Unknown

General John Shalikashvili shares a laugh with a Marine who is one of the guards providing security around the perimeter of the port facility of Cap Haitien during Operation Uphold Democracy. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Secretary of Defense William Perry talks to a group of Marines who have been guarding the perimeter around the port facility during Operation Uphold Democracy. During the tour of the area, the Secretary of Defense was cheered by the Haitian people. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A US Army M939A2 5 ton truck rolls down the ramp of the Ready Reserve Force ship CAPE DECISION (T-AKR-5054) at a port facility in the Arabian Gulf region on 19 Oct 1994. Army stevedores from the 567th Transportation Unit, Ft Eustis, Va. were flown to the region to download the equipment from the ships in preparation for Operation VIGILANT WARRIOR, the US Armed Forces response to aggressive Iraqi actions towards Kuwait

A US Army stevedore directs a tractor trailer down the ramp of the Ready Reserve Force ship CAPE HORN (T-AKR-5068) at a port facility in the Arabian Gulf region on 19 Oct 1994. Army stevedores from the 567th Transporatation Unit, Ft. Eustis, Va. were flown to the region to download the equipment from the ships in preparation for Operation VIGILANT WARRIOR, the U.S. Armed Forces response to aggressive Iraqi actions towards Kuwait

An M113A2 armored personnel carrier rolls off the Military Sealift Command ship CAPE DECISION (T-AKR-5054) at a port facility in the Arabian Gulf region on 19 October 1994. The Ready Reserve Force ship and the equipment being unloaded as part of Operation VIGILANT WARRIOR, the US Armed Forces response to aggressive Iraqui actions towards Kuwait

A M113A2 armored personnel carrier rolls off the Military Sealift Command ship CAPE DECISION (T-AKR-5054) at a port facility in the Arabian Gulf region on 19 October 1994. The Ready Reserve Force ship and the equipment being unloaded as part of Operation VIGILANT WARRIOR, the US Armed Forces response to aggressive Iraqi actions towards Kuwait

An M113 command and control vehicle rolls off the Military Sealift Command ship CAPE DECISION at a port facility in the Arabian Gulf region on 19 Oct 1994. The Ready Reserve Force ship and the equipment being unloaded as part of Operation VIGILANT WARRIOR, the U.S. Armed Forces response to aggressive Iraqi actions towards Kuwait

A US Army stevedore directs a M-1 Abrams Main Battle Tank down the ramp of the Ready Reserve Force ship CAPE DECISION (T-AKR-5054) at a port facility in the Arabian Gulf region on 19 Oct 1994. Army stevedores from the 567th Transportation Unit, Ft Eustis, Va. were flown to the region to download the equipment from the ships in preparation for Operation VIGILANT WARRIOR, the US Armed Forces response to aggressive Iraqi actions towards Kuwait

An M113A2 Armored personnel carrier rolls off the Military Sealift Command ship CAPE DECISION (T-AKR-5054) at a port facility in the Arabian Gulf region on 19 October 1994. The Ready Reserve Force ship and the equipment being unloaded as part of Operation VIGILANT WARRIOR, the US Armed Forces response to aggressive Iraqi actions towards Kuwait

A US Army stevedore directs a tractor trailer down the ramp of the Ready Reserve Force ship CAPE HORN (T-AKR-5068) at a port facility in the Arabian Gulf region on 19 Oct 1994. Army stevedores from the 567th Transportation Unit, Ft. Eustis, Va. were flown to the region to download the equipment from the ships in preparation for Operation VIGILANT WARRIOR, the US Armed Forces response to aggressive Iraqi actions towards Kuwait

A US Army stevedore directs a M-1 Abrams Main Battle Tank down the ramp of the Ready Reserve Force ship CAPE DECISION (T-AKR-5054) at a port facility in the Arabian Gulf region on 19 Oct 1994. Army stevedores from the 567th Transportation Unit, Ft Eustis, Va. were flown to the region to download the equipment from the ships in preparation for Operation VIGILANT WARRIOR, the US Armed Forces response to aggressive Iraqi actions towards Kuwait

A US Army stevedore directs a M88A1 recovery vehicle down the ramp of the Ready Reserve Force ship CAPE DECISION (T-AKR-5054) at a port facility in the Arabian Gulf region on 19 Oct 1994. Army stevedores from the 567th Transportation Unit, Ft Eustis, Va. were flown to the region to download the equipment from the ships in preparation for Operation VIGILANT WARRIOR, the US Armed Forces response to aggressive Iraqi actions towards Kuwait

Aerial view of the Port Facility, Port au Prince. U.S. military are in Haiti for Operation Uphold Democracy and Operation Restore Democracy

A Marine from 8th Motor Transport Battalion backs off a M923 5-ton cargo truck from the MV Villars at the port facility in Paldiski, a. The Villars had brought equipment stored in Norway under the Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary Brigade (NALMEB) program to a for BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, a, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski,...

An RT-4000 forklift is off loaded from the Maritime Prepositioning Ship (MPS) MV Villars at the port facility. The Villars brought equipment stored in Norway under the Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary Brigade (NALMEB) Prepositioning Program. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second Partnership for Peace land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed including the use of equipment from ...

Lance Corporal . B. Baldwin checks off serial numbers of vehicles being offloaded from the MV Villars, at the port facility in Paldiski, stonia. The Villars had brought equipment stored in Norway under the Norway Air-Landed Marine xpeditionary Brigade (NALMB) program to stonia for BALTIC CHALLNG '97. BALTIC CHALLNG is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, stonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski,...

A P-19 Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Vehicle is driven off the Maritime Prepositioning Ship (MPS) MV Villars at the port facility. The Villars brought equipment stored in Norway under the Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary Brigade (NALMEB) Prepositioning Program. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second Partnership for Peace land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed including the use of...

COL. D. L. Andrews, US Marine Corps Reserve (right), COL. Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces (center), and an unidentified Estonian soldier discuss exercise issues at the port facility. Colonels Andrew and Mark are Co-Commanders for the exercise. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While Baltic Challenge '97 will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy ...

A Marine guides a M923 5-ton truck with a 400-gallon water tank attached off the Maritime Prepositioning Ship (MPS) MV Villars at the port facility. The Villars brought equipment stored in Norway under the Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary Brigade (NALMEB) Prepositioning Program. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second Partnership for Peace land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed ...

An RT-4000 forklift is offloaded from the the MV Villars at the port facility in Paldiski, Estonia. The Villars had brought equipment stored in Norway under the Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary Brigade (NALMEB) program to Estonia for BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian...

A military policeman (MP) stands watch over the port facility during Exercise DYNAMIC MIX '98. The AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle in the foreground was part of the barrier plan put into effect by the Force Protection Operations Center. DYNAMIC MIX is a combined exercise comprising air, land, maritime, and amphibious operations throughout the Turkey southern region to improve command and control procedures

More than 1,000 U.S. Marines arrive ashore via Landing Craft Utility (LCU) vehicles in a port facility in Kuwait

The US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS RUSSELL (DDG 59) departs the port facility, at Kuantan, Malaysia, for the at-sea portion of the Malaysia phase of exercise COOPERATION AFLOAT READINESS AND TRAINING (CARAT). CARAT is a regularly scheduled series of bilateral training exercises with several Southeast Asia nations designed to enhance the interoperability of the respective sea services

Displaced Haitian citizens find shelter in a temporary settlement near the port facility at Port-au-Prince harbor.