Topic: USS Kearsarge

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  • In Pictures Military helicopters

    Paratroopers from Chosen Company of the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry board a waiting CH-47 Chinook helicopter as they begin a helicopter assault mission at Combat Outpost Herrera in Afghanistan's Paktiya Province, July 17, 2012.

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  • In Pictures Military helicopters

    Paratroopers from Chosen Company of the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry board a waiting CH-47 Chinook helicopter as they begin a helicopter assault mission at Combat Outpost Herrera in Afghanistan's Paktiya Province, July 17, 2012.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Project Mercury

    The Mercury-Atlas rocket, Friendship 7, would be the first American manned orbital space flight. The rocket is launched from Pad 14 in this photo from Feb. 20, 1962.

  • How an MV-22 Osprey rescued a downed US pilot in Libya

    How an MV-22 Osprey rescued a downed US pilot in Libya

    Two MV-22s launched from the USS Kearsarge at 1:33 a.m. local time Tuesday morning. By 3 a.m., one of the Osprey had brought the downed pilot to the ship’s deck.

  • American F-15 crashes in Libya, a reminder of mission's potential costs

    American F-15 crashes in Libya, a reminder of mission's potential costs

    Two Britain-based F-15 pilots are safe after an 'equipment malfunction' causes their fighter jet to crash in northeast Libya while conducting a night-time strike on Qaddafi-regime air defenses.

  • In Pictures Libya no-fly zone

    A Norwegian F-16 fighter aircraft takes off from Bodoe in northern Norway on March 21, bound for Italy, from where it may be deployed in order to help enforce the recent UN Security Council resolution establishing a no-fly zone above Libya.

  • With no-fly zone in Libya now, US-led coalition freer to attack

    With no-fly zone in Libya now, US-led coalition freer to attack

    Missile attacks on Libyan air defenses have freed US jets to attack ground targets. But questions remain, including the use of human shields and the chance that Qaddafi might remain in power.

  • US leads 'Odyssey Dawn' initial attack on Libya

    US leads 'Odyssey Dawn' initial attack on Libya

    The first major attack of "Odyssey Dawn" came as 112 Tomahawk cruise missiles struck surface-to-air missiles, early warning sites, and key communication modes. It's the first step in enforcing a no-fly zone.

  • In Pictures Foreign forces to Libya

    The US amphibious assault ship USS Ponce sails through the Suez Canal at Ismailia, Egypt, on March 2. Egyptian officials say two US warships entered the Suez Canal on their way to the Mediterranean, moving closer to the Libyan coast after orders from Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

  • In Pictures US military muscle

    A first-year midshipman, or plebe, is splashed with mud while participating in Sea Trials at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., May 15, 2012. Sea Trials, modeled after the Marine Corps' Crucible and the Navy's Battle Stations recruit programs, is an annual capstone event for fourth-class midshipmen and serves as a leadership challenge for upper-class midshipmen, who lead each activity during the exercise.

  • Food aid arrives in Haiti but delivery is still difficult

    Hammered by a series of storms, thousands of Haitians wait in shelters for help.