The best military photos of the week: September 5
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Our first two shots come from the Navy, with the lead image showing the right way to land an F/A-18 Hornet on an aircraft carrier – by catching what looks like the third of the four arresting cables that are stretched across the deck. Image number two shows a Navy Humvee disembarking from a landing craft attached to the USS Peleliu, as part of beach assault exercises with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Next up, we have one of two Air Force C-17 Globemaster images. Both shots come from humanitarian aid drops over the skies of war-torn Iraq. The two C-17s dropped over 7,500 gallons of drinking water.
We've had plenty of snaps of the MV-22 Osprey while it's in hover mode, but we haven't been able to feature any of the unique aircraft in its plane configuration. This interesting shot manages to catch the fuselage in focus, while the twin props do their duty.
US special forces soldiers from 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group parachute from an Air Force C-130 Hercules as part of a combined arms training exercise in Fuji, Japan.
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