In Photos: Starry Nights... With the Soldiers 🌟

March 2, 2019

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Hasty Raid - 101st Airborne Division

US military service members, their weapons and equipments all under the stars 💫

 

Marines, along with soldiers from Australia and New Zealand, watch as ordnance is fired during Rim of the Pacific exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii.

Photo By: Cpl. Jake Sims

 

The 345th Combat Support Hospital set up their hospital at Schoonover Airfield for CSTX. With the clear California skies, the Milky Way is visible to the naked eye.

Photo by Sgt. Michael Romero

 

The guided missile destroyer USS Carney travels under the milky way in the Mediterranean Sea.

 US Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik

 

A M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle provides security under the Milky Way during Decisive Action Rotation 19-06 at the National Training Center, Fort, Irwin, Ca.

Photo by Maj. Carson Petry

 

An M1A2 Abrams sits in the motorpool under the starry sky at the Romanian Land Forces Combat Training Center in Cincu, Romania.

US Army photo by Spc. Timothy Jackson.

 

Navy Seaman Theo Shively observes a stellar view from the flight deck aboard the USS Carl Vinson in the Pacific Ocean.

Navy photo by Seaman Daniel P. Jackson Norgart

 

Aircraft, shooting stars and planets are visible from the flight deck of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan as it transits the Luzon Strait.

Photo By: Ryan N. McFarlane

 

US Army Pfc. Dylan Scott, a combat medic, watches the night sky on top of an M113 Medical Evacuation Vehicle during Exercise Saber Guardian at the Romanian Land Forces Combat Training Center in Cincu, Romania

US Army photo by Spc. Timothy Jackson

 

A Palletized Load System, or PLS, sits under the starry sky outside the village of Hasa, Iraq.

Photo by Sgt. Mike MacLeod

 

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney transits the Mediterranean Sea during a starry night, while forward-deployed to Rota, Spain.

US Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik

 

A soldier provides security during a convoy halt at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, California.

Army photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Manne

 

Soldiers play card games during a starry night at the Romanian Land Forces Combat Training Center in Cincu, Romania.

US Army photo by Spc. Timothy Jackson.

 

A US Marine Corps M777 Howitzer gets in place during a starry night at Salisbury, England, J

US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Melanie Martinez

 

US Marines observe their surroundings while at a security post for an advising mission at Camp Shorserack, Afghanistan.

US Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Conner Robbins

 

 Milky Way above the 70th Brigade Engineer Battalion Training Area out at Arctic Anvil.

Photo by 1st Lt. Haileigh Combs

 

The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham transits the Red Sea at night under the milky way during exercise Eagle Salute 18.

US Navy photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Matt Bodenner

 

Under starry skies, a US Army Soldier secures his position during night gunnery qualifications near Warrior Base, South Korea,

US Army photo by Spc. Adeline Witherspoon

 

A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Air Station Clearwater is parked under the starlit sky on the tarmac in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

US Coast Guard photo illustration by Robert Colon

 

A US Marine Corps sniper sights in with a M107 .50-caliber Special Applications Scoped Rifle during a security post for an advising mission as they conduct Operation Maiwand 12 at Camp Shorserack, Afghanistan.

US Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Conner Robbins

 

An M60 Armored Vehicle-Launched Bridge towers over the 455th Engineer Company tactical operation center at Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho,

The Milky Way galactic core is visible in the sky.

US Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. Demetrio Montoya

 

A US Marine Corps sniper sights in with a M107 .50-caliber Special Applications Scoped Rifle under the Milky way at Camp Shorserack, Afghanistan,

US Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Conner Robbins

 

Two M1A2 Abrams sit in the motorpool under the starlit sky during Exercise Saber Guardian 16 at the Romanian Land Forces Combat Training Center in Cincu, Romania.

US Army photo by Spc. Timothy Jackson

 

A US Marine Corps sniper sights in with a M107 .50-caliber Special Applications Scoped Rifle under the starlit sky at Camp Shorserack, Afghanistan.

USMC photo by Sgt. Conner Robbins

 

Stars light the sky over the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard. 

US Navy photo by  William Sykes

 

A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter sits under Milky Way galaxy in the Mojave Desert at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California.

Mississippi National Guard illustration by Staff Sgt. Tim Morgan.

This image was created using long exposure techniques and stacking

 

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