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U. S. Military In Action in Kosovo

Cernica, Kosovo
Marines from the command element of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) negotiate a purchase with a local lumberyard owner in Cernica.

Zegra, Kosovo
A Marine from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) Lima Battery looks down range after his unit was fired on by unknown attackers at a checkpoint in Zegra, Kosovo.

Zegra, Kosovo
Marines of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) move to a bunker after their checkpoint in Zegra came under fire from unknown snipers. One of the attackers was killed and two others were wounded.

Cernica, Kosovo
A U.S. Navy Chaplain leads a field prayer service at the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Forward Operating Base near Cernica, Kosovo.

The Ionian Sea
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) flight deck crewmembers wash down an F/A-18 Hornet after the cessation of the bombing strikes in Kosovo and Yugoslavia.

Skopje, Macedonia
Aircrewmen aboard a Marine Corps CH-53D Sea Stallion heavy assault transport helicopter man their .50-caliber machine guns as they watch for threats while transporting the first contingent of Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit to a staging area in Skopje, Macedonia, in support of Operation Allied Force.

The Ionian Sea
An EA-6B Prowler returns to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) after a mission over Yugoslavia.

The Adriatic Sea
An F-14 Tomcat Jet Fighter, assigned to Fighter Squadron Four One (VF-41) "Black Aces", powers up for its catapult launch off the deck of USS Theodore Roosevelt. The aircraft and Roosevelt are conducting night strikes in support of NATO's Operation Allied Force.

Tiranë, Albania
A crewman from USS Inchon (MCS 12) offloads humanitarian supplies for Kosovar refugees from an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter of Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron Fifteen (HM 15).

The Adriatic Sea
Crewmen aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Norfolk (SSN 714) secure a Tomahawk missile capsule to the pivot tray in the ship's torpedo room following a successful launch of the cruise missile.

The Adriatic Sea
A Tomahawk cruise missile launches from USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) forward missile deck in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Mar. 31, 1999.

The Adriatic Sea
A Tomahawk missile is launched Friday afternoon from the after launch tubes of the guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) on day three of the NATO-led Operation Allied Force.

Near Camp Bondsteel Yugoslavia
Serbian soldiers, with loaded weapons (right), drive past members of A-Company 2nd Battalion 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment 82nd Airborne.

Camp Bondsteel Yugoslavia
A member of 82nd Airborne looks out over the perimeter of Camp Bond Steel.

Camp Bondsteel Yugoslavia
U.S Army soldiers load up on ammo for their armored vehicles.

POWs
Three U.S. soldiers, hours before held prisoner in Yugoslavia, step from the Air Force C-9 that has brought them home after more than one month of captivity.

Ch-47 Flight
SPC Charles Wooten of the 159th Aviation Battalion, Giebelstadt Germany, keeps an eye open for any possible threats while flying support missions from Camp Able Sentry in Skopje, Macedonia to Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo.

Kosovo Mail
Postal clerks from the 55th Postal Company, Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, unload sacks filled with letters and packages for deployed soldiers.

26 Marine MEU
The first contingent of U.S. Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit load on to a CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter on the deck of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) as the ship operates in the Adriatic Sea on June 8, 1999.

Pristina Bomb Damage
Post-strike bomb damage assessment photograph of the Pristina general storage depot Lebani, Serbia.

Batajnica Airfield Damage
Post-strike bomb damage assessment photograph of Batajnica Airfield, Serbia.

315 Psych Ops
Staff Sgt. John J. McCarthy, U.S. Army, and his interpreter talk to a Kosovar Serb man after giving him a copy of "Dialog", a KFOR publication printed in Serbo-Croatian and Albanian, on May 4, 2000, in the Novo Brdo Obstina, Kosovo.

Kosovo Patrol
Soldiers from the U.S. Army's Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and United Nations' police move down a muddy alley way in Mitrovica, Kosovo, as they conduct a house-to-house search for weapons on Feb. 21, 2000.

Kosovo Patrol
A young girl is amused to find U.S. Army soldiers lined up against the walls of her house in Mitrovica, Kosovo, on Feb. 21, 2000.

Crowd Control
Soldiers of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment maintain crowd control as residents of Vitina, Kosovo, protest in the streets on Jan. 9, 2000.

Crowd Control
Soldiers of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment uncoil two rows of concertina wire to maintain crowd control as residents of Vitina, Kosovo, protest in the streets on Jan. 9, 2000.

EOD
Senior Airman Timothy Stimpson, U.S. Air Force, prepares an unexploded BLU-97 bomblet for demolition in a field outside of Urosevac, Kosovo, on Aug. 10, 1999.

Checkpoint
U.S. Army MPs from the 630th Military Police Company man a checkpoint near Vitina, Kosovo, on July 28, 1999.

Weapons Search
A soldier from the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment peers into a shed as he searches for automatic weapons in the town of Zitinje, Kosovo, on July 26, 1999.

Chow Time
Stacked boxes become tables as U.S. Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit eat at a field mess at Camp Monteith, near Cernica, Kosovo, on July 2, 1999.

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