An Explosive Ordinance Disposal Airman assigned to the 27th Special Operations Mission Sustainment Team 1 documents an inert training unexploded ordinance during a 27th Special Operations Wing operational readiness exercise at Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah, March 22, 2021. The Mission Sustainment Team concept provides a way forward in building small, scattered teams capable of operating independent of main operating bases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter III)
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New Mission Sustainment Team stood up at Cannon AFB

An Explosive Ordinance Disposal Airman assigned to the 27th Special Operations Mission Sustainment Team 1 documents an inert training unexploded ordinance during a 27th Special Operations Wing operational readiness exercise at Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah, March 22, 2021. The Mission Sustainment Team concept provides a way forward in building small, scattered teams capable of operating independent of main operating bases. [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine Corps Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD) Basic Gunner Course student assigned to the LAAD Training Section, Air Control Training Squadron, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, fires an FIM-92 Stinger missile aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, July 16, 2021. The purpose of the exercise was to certify entry level LAAD students to fire the FIM-92 Stinger missile, a graduation prerequisite before moving to the Fleet Marine Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Colton Brownlee)
U.S. Marine Corps

FIM-92 Stinger Missile Entry Level Certification

A U.S. Marine Corps Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD) Basic Gunner Course student assigned to the LAAD Training Section, Air Control Training Squadron, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, fires an FIM-92 Stinger missile aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, July 16, 2021. The purpose of the exercise was to certify entry level LAAD students to [Read More …]

Spc. Christian Kerkado-Colon fires a M4 during a weapons qualification event at the Army Materiel Command Best Warrior Competition. The competition was held from July 25-28, 2021, at Camp Atterbury, Ind. (U.S. Army photo by Samantha Tyler)
U.S. Army

Firing an M4

Spc. Christian Kerkado-Colon fires a M4 during a weapons qualification event at the Army Materiel Command Best Warrior Competition. The competition was held from July 25-28, 2021, at Camp Atterbury, Ind. (U.S. Army photo by Samantha Tyler)

A U.S. Marine Corps officer candidate with India Company navigates through the Combat Course at Officer Candidates School on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, July 29, 2021. The Combat Course simulates an environment that may be encountered on the battlefield. During the course, candidates are evaluated in individual tactics while negotiating obstacles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Herwig)
U.S. Marine Corps

Officer Candidate School Combat Course

A U.S. Marine Corps officer candidate with India Company navigates through the Combat Course at Officer Candidates School on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, July 29, 2021. The Combat Course simulates an environment that may be encountered on the battlefield. During the course, candidates are evaluated in individual tactics while negotiating obstacles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps officer candidates from Lima Company, conduct small unit leadership evaluation II (SULE II), during Officer Candidates School (OCS), at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 24, 2021. The purpose of SULE II is to evaluate each candidate’s leadership potential, while operating in a physically and mentally demanding training evolution. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Celestino HernandezSilvar)
U.S. Marine Corps

Lima Co SULE II

U.S. Marine Corps officer candidates from Lima Company, conduct small unit leadership evaluation II (SULE II), during Officer Candidates School (OCS), at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 24, 2021. The purpose of SULE II is to evaluate each candidate’s leadership potential, while operating in a physically and mentally demanding training evolution. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Celestino [Read More …]

Staff Sgt. Richard Vetch reacts to a simulated chemical attack during the Mystery Event of AMC'S Best Warrior Competition. This was one of many events that challenged Soldiers during the AMC Best Warrior Competition, held from July 25-28, 2021, at Camp Atterbury, Ind. (U.S. Army photo by Eben Boothby)
U.S. Army

2021 AMC Best Warrior Competition

Staff Sgt. Richard Vetch reacts to a simulated chemical attack during the Mystery Event of AMC’S Best Warrior Competition. This was one of many events that challenged Soldiers during the AMC Best Warrior Competition, held from July 25-28, 2021, at Camp Atterbury, Ind. (U.S. Army photo by Eben Boothby)

210803-N-FO865-2071 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 3, 2021) – U.S. Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion 31, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, approaches the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), Aug. 3. San Diego is underway conducting routine operations in U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Woods)
U.S. Navy

USS San Diego Goes Underway

210803-N-FO865-2071 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 3, 2021) – U.S. Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion 31, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, approaches the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), Aug. 3. San Diego is underway conducting routine operations in U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Woods)

A U.S. Marine with Alpha Battery, 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Platoon, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363 (Reinforced), Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, fires an M240B machine gun in the prone position at Kangaroo Flats Training Area, NT, Australia, July 8, 2021. The range consisted of training with an M240B machine gun mounted on a Humvee while bounding and firing from a static position with a bipod. The training hones the Marines’ capabilities as a skilled expeditionary fighting force that is capable of responding to a potential crisis or contingency. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lydia Gordon)
U.S. Marine Corps

Bounding with the M240B Machine Gun

A U.S. Marine with Alpha Battery, 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Platoon, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363 (Reinforced), Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, fires an M240B machine gun in the prone position at Kangaroo Flats Training Area, NT, Australia, July 8, 2021. The range consisted of training with an M240B machine gun mounted on a Humvee while bounding and firing [Read More …]

Airmen from across the 104th Fighter Wing participated in the forge combat skills readiness training event July 30, 2021, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. The Forge is a new 104FW initiative where participants are trained in joint combat skills, total force fitness, domestic operations and near-peer threat understanding. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Hanna Smith)
U.S. Air National Guard

104FW Barnestormers Participate in Forge Combat Skills event

Airmen from across the 104th Fighter Wing participated in the forge combat skills readiness training event July 30, 2021, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. The Forge is a new 104FW initiative where participants are trained in joint combat skills, total force fitness, domestic operations and near-peer threat understanding. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Hanna Smith)

Lance Cpl. Andrew Kim, an LAV driver with Delta Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LAR), 4th Marine Division, prepares for platoon attacks during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 4-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California on Aug. 2, 2021. ITX is the culmination of Marine Forces Reserve units’ training cycle as they participate in a live-fire, combined arms exercise as a part of an integrated Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Intriago)
U.S. Marine Corps

Land Sharks

Lance Cpl. Andrew Kim, an LAV driver with Delta Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LAR), 4th Marine Division, prepares for platoon attacks during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 4-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California on Aug. 2, 2021. ITX is the culmination of Marine Forces Reserve units’ training cycle as they participate in a live-fire, [Read More …]