U.S. troops sit tightly beside one another in a packed aircraft as they await their departure to Afghanistan, in stunning pictures taken today.
The servicemen sit aboard the military plane at the U.S. Transit Centre in Manas, 30 km outside Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek.
The onward movement of personnel to and from Afghanistan is one of the four mission pillars of the centre that is used as a transit hub for about 15,000 troops, planes and 500 tons of cargo a month. The other three are airlift, aerial refueling and humanitarian assistance.
Tight: US servicemen inside a military plane before their departure to Afghanistan from the US transit center in Manas, 30 km outside Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek, on March 27, 2012
Close-up: Dozens of U.S. servicemen interact with each other while holding their rifles and belongings
US servicemen perform their daily routines on the runway at the US Transit Center in Manas, 30 km outside the Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek, on March 27, 2012
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The Summer Olympics are still months away, but it’s never too early to heat up the rivalries between the participating countries!
Going for the gold in the first round of competition: the U.S. vs. the U.K. for official Olympic outfits.
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BY EDGAR SANDOVAL / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA – The Daily News can reveal the first photo of the 24-year-old Colombian call girl whose encounter with a cheapskate Secret Service agent ignited the agency’s worst sex scandal.
Eleven Secret Service agents and nine military servicemen are under investigation for hiring 20 or 21 hookers in Cartagena last week when they were supposed to be preparing for President Obama’s arrival at a summit.
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One of the agents tried to brush off his girl, the single mother of a 9-year-old son known as Dania, the next morning with only $28 in cab fare. She caused a ruckus, demanding her full payment, so cops got involved and word reached the US Embassy.
Three Secret Service agents, including two senior supervisors, have been ousted: One was forced to retire, one quit and one was fired.
There were reports in Washington that more may be gone by the weekend.
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PHOTOGRAPH BY DIANA WALKER FOR TIME
The original photo that started the meme was taken on October 18, 2011 by Diana Walker at the start of a week long trip through the middle east. In the photo Hillary Clinton checks her PDA, in her sunglasses, upon departure in a military plane from Malta, bound for Tripoli.
This is the smoldering wreckage of an F-18 Hornet fighter jet that crashed into an apartment complex in Virginia moments ago.
The Navy confirms … the crash occurred around 11 AM in Virginia Beach. Two people were injured — a pilot and a person on the ground. They were both hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
The Navy says both members of the 2-person crew ejected from the jet.
The jet reportedly costs roughly $67 MILLION.
It’s unclear what caused the plane to go down. So far, there are no reports of casualties.
Rescue crews are currently at the scene.
Source : tmz.com