Some images from my time in the military.
Also published on Navy.mil under “Anna Kiner.”

110930-N-DB458-001 SAN DIEGO (Sept. 30, 2011) Sailors man the rails as the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits San Diego Bay. Boxer is returning to its homeport of San Diego after a seven-month deployment to the western Pacific and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
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SAN DIEGO (Sept. 30, 2011) Sailors man the rails as the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits San Diego Bay. Boxer is returning to its homeport of San Diego after a seven month deployment to the western Pacific and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
110703-N-DB458-010 GULF OF ADEN (July 3, 2011) BoatswainÕs Mate 2nd Class Jesse Dean, left, acts as safety observer while GunnerÕs Mate 2nd Class Alex Torres directs GunnerÕs Mate Seaman Apprentice Megan Halliburton as she prepares to fire a shot-line from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) to the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) during a replenishment at sea. Boxer is underway supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
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GULF OF ADEN (July 3, 2011) Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Jesse Dean, left, acts as safety observer while Gunners Mate 2nd Class Alex Torres directs Gunners Mate Seaman Apprentice Megan Halliburton as she prepares to fire a shot-line from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) to the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) during a replenishment at sea. Boxer is underway supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
110625-N-DB458-049 GULF OF ADEN (June 25, 2011) Marines assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) stand by as an H-53 Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to the Evil Eyes of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 163 transports them to their drop point for a routine parachute training evolution. The 13th MEU is embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) and is underway supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
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GULF OF ADEN (June 25, 2011) Marines assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) stand by as an H-53 Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to the Evil Eyes Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 163 transports them to their drop point for a routine parachute training evolution. The 13th MEU is embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) and is underway supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
110625-N-DB458-195 GULF OF ADEN (June 25, 2011) Marines assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) indicate to their team leader that they are on air as they are transported to their drop point in an H-53 Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to the Evil Eyes of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 163 during a routine sky diving evolution. The 13th MEU is embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) and is underway supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
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GULF OF ADEN (June 25, 2011) Marines assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) indicate to their team leader that they are on air as they are transported to their drop point in an H-53 Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to the Evil Eyes Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 163 during a routine sky diving evolution. The 13th MEU is embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) and is underway supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
110625-N-DB458-088 GULF OF ADEN (June 25, 2011) Marines assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) prepare to jump from an H-53 Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to the Evil Eyes of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 163 during a routine parachute training evolution. The 13th MEU is embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) and is underway supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
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GULF OF ADEN (June 25, 2011) Marines assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) prepare to jump from an H-53 Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to the Evil Eyes Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 163 during a routine parachute training evolution. The 13th MEU is embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) and is underway supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
110625-N-DB458-127 GULF OF ADEN (June 25, 2011) Marines assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) jump from an H-53 Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to the Evil Eyes of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 163 during a routine sky diving evolution. The 13th MEU is embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) and is underway supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
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GULF OF ADEN (June 25, 2011) Marines assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) jump from an H-53 Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to the Evil Eyes Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 163 during a routine sky diving evolution. The 13th MEU is embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) and is underway supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
110625-N-DB458-015 GULF OF ADEN (June 25, 2011) Marine Master Sgt. Darwin White, right, assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU), inspects the parachute equipment of another Marine in preparation for a routine parachute training evolution in the hangar bay aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer and the embarked 13th MEU are underway supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
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GULF OF ADEN (June 25, 2011) Marine Master Sgt. Darwin White, right, assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU), inspects the parachute equipment of another Marine in preparation for a routine parachute training evolution in the hangar bay aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer and the embarked 13th MEU are underway supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
110224-N-1060K-109 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 24, 2011) Combat Cargo Marines assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) load ordnance onto a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter during an ordnance transfer. Boxer and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) are underway for a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 24, 2011) Combat Cargo Marines assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) load ordnance onto a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter during an ordnance transfer. Boxer and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) are underway for a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
110224-N-1060K-011 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 24, 2011) Aviation BoatswainÕs Mate 3rd Class Danrey White signals an AV8-B Harrier for take off aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) are underway for a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 24, 2011) Aviation BoatswainÕs Mate 3rd Class Danrey White signals an AV8-B Harrier for take off aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) are underway for a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
101018-N-1060K-017 PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 18, 2010) Aviation BoatswainÕs Mate 1st Class Roy Wiley signals to the pilots of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter to take off from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is continuing to conduct flight operations and work ups until the ship deploys early next year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 18, 2010) Aviation BoatswainÕs Mate 1st Class Roy Wiley signals to the pilots of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter to take off from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is continuing to conduct flight operations and work ups until the ship deploys early next year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
101016-N-1060K-021 PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 17, 2010) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) remove chocks and chains from a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter and signal the pilot for takeoff. Boxer and embarked Marines are conducting flight operations and work ups in preparation for a deployment early next year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 17, 2010) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) remove chocks and chains from a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter and signal the pilot for takeoff. Boxer and embarked Marines are conducting flight operations and work ups in preparation for a deployment early next year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
100609-N-1060K-069 SAN DIEGO (June 9, 2010) Quarter Master 3rd Class Jake King, right, operates a sound-powered phone as he trains Quarter Master Seaman Rachel Tolliver on the signal bridge of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) during sea trials. Boxer is conducting its first underway period after a nine-month dry dock planned maintenance availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna L. Kiner/Released)
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SAN DIEGO (June 9, 2010) Quarter Master 3rd Class Jake King, right, operates a sound-powered phone as he trains Quarter Master Seaman Rachel Tolliver on the signal bridge of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) during sea trials. Boxer is conducting its first underway period after a nine month dry dock planned maintenance availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna L. Kiner/Released)
100330-N-1060K-108 SAN DIEGO (March 30, 2010) Sailors from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) take in the last view of the ship as it rests in dry dock at the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company shipyard before returning to its home port at Naval Base San Diego. Boxer spent more than four months in dry dock as part of a dry dock planned maintenance availability to complete essential repairs and install upgrades throughout the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
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SAN DIEGO (March 30, 2010) Sailors from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) take in the last view of the ship as it rests in dry dock at the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company shipyard before returning to its home port at Naval Base San Diego. Boxer spent more than four months in dry dock as part of a dry dock planned maintenance availability to complete essential repairs and install upgrades throughout the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
081208-N-1060K-067 BOSTON (Dec. 8, 2008) USS Freedom (LCS 1), the Navy's first of a new class of littoral combat ships, transits the Boston Harbor. Freedom spent three days moored next to USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
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BOSTON (Dec. 8, 2008) USS Freedom (LCS 1), the Navy’s first of a new class of littoral combat ships, transits the Boston Harbor. Freedom spent three days moored next to USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
071023-N-1060K-019 BOSTON (Oct. 23, 2007) - Boatswains Mate 1st Class Aaron Haney and Seaman Dustin Foster, both stationed aboard USS Constitution, review the boatswainÕs mate training material. The decommissioned Cassin Young, a World War II Fletcher-class destroyer moored near
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BOSTON (Oct. 23, 2007) – Boatswains Mate 1st Class Aaron Haney and Seaman Dustin Foster, both stationed aboard USS Constitution, review the boatswains mate training material. The decommissioned Cassin Young, a World War II Fletcher-class destroyer moored near “Old Ironsides,” provides Haney an environment to help USS Constitution Sailors, such as Foster, prepare for the March rating exams. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anna L. Kiner/Released)
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