Thursday, November 08, 2007

The REAL Dancing with the Stars!!!!

Our Friend, Monique, at Karaoke night, Baghdad, Iraq

Soldiers take a break from their meals to try their salsa dancing
in the Al Faw Palace ballroom

3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team Soldiers dance the salsa during a Hispanic Heritage month dinner at Forward Operating Base Hammer, Iraq, Oct. 26.

Staff Sgt. Maria Lewis, from New York, Company A, 203rd Brigade Support Battalion, and Chief Warrant Officer Joaquin Serrano, from Puerto Rico, Headquarters Company, 203rd Brigade Support Battalion, dance the Salsa during an Hispanic Heritage month dinner at Forward Operating Base Hammer, Iraq, Oct. 26.

Buffalo, N.Y., native Sgt. Elizabeth Vega, left, a chemical operations specialist for 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, and New Jersey native Sgt. Harvey Olarte, right, a chemical operations specialist, both assigned to Company A, 615th “Cold Steel” Aviation Support Battalion, dance to salsa music during a demonstration for the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at Camp Taji, Iraq, Oct. 6.

U.S. Navy Seaman Gabriel Rodriguez, left, and Storekeeper 2nd Class Kimberly Solis participate in a Salsa dancing class onboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) while at sea Aug. 20, 2007. The class is organized and taught by Kitty Hawk Sailors who have an intere st in teaching or learning Salsa dancing. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph R Schmitt)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Marcie Hureau leads the Air Force Academy Band in song while dancing with children at the Aicha Bogoreh Center for the Protection of Mothers and Children in Djibouti City, Djibouti, June 16, 2006. DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Roger S. Duncan, U.S. Navy.

A US Army (USA) Soldier from the Asadabad Provincial Reconstruction Team of the Combined Joint Civil Military Operations Task Force (CJCMOTF), entertains a child by dancing in Manoi, Afghanistan (AFG), during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. (Released to Public)

US Air Force (USAF) First Lieutenant (1LT) Ariel Batungbacal, with the 31st 555th Fighter Squadron (FS), Chief of Intelligence, poses for an Airman Magazine Profile shot while dancing on the wing of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy (ITA). (Released to Public)

No fancy clothes or high-heeled shoes, but they are the real stars!


Buck Pennington said...

They are better men and women than I... I simply cannot imagine dancing in combat boots... period, full-stop. And those women who have been my "dance partners" in the past would whole-heartedly agree. (There's a reason I put dance partners in quotes.)

That shot of the Lt on the F-16 wing is just too, too cool.

Flag Gazer said...

You and me, both, Buck! I can not imagine, but here they are!!!

For the ladies, there is some toe protection not afforded in dance shoes!!!

"My Point" said...

I was under the impression that our combat troops were the terrorists! Well Rosie said so, so what the deal these fine folks looking like human beings they are!!!

Awesome pics!!! Fine people Semper Fi!