A B-52H Stratofortress takes off, Aug. 12, 2020, at Minot air Force, ND. The purpose of the five to ten year comprehensive test is to demonstrate the capability of the B-52H aircraft to provide the required voltage levels for the mission configuration at the AGM-86B-to-W80 interface. The test data will be analyzed to compare against previous data in order to monitor changes in the baseline, thus indicating a design issue created by aging, aircraft modification, or a combination thereof. The required sample size for this test will meet a historical Sandia National Laboratories requirement of two B-52 aircrafts.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jesse Jenny)
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Aircraft Monitor and Control 2020

A B-52H Stratofortress takes off, Aug. 12, 2020, at Minot air Force, ND. The purpose of the five to ten year comprehensive test is to demonstrate the capability of the B-52H aircraft to provide the required voltage levels for the mission configuration at the AGM-86B-to-W80 interface. The test data will be analyzed to compare against previous data in order to [Read More …]

Seaman Stephen Otchere-Danso, a corpsman with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, trips the wire for a M49A1 trip flare during their annual training exercise on Camp Grayling, Mich., Aug. 11, 2020. Over the past few months, small-unit leaders shouldered the additional challenge of mitigating risk to successfully train during a pandemic in order to remain our nation's force in readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Leslie Alcaraz)
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Why Are You Trippin’

Seaman Stephen Otchere-Danso, a corpsman with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, trips the wire for a M49A1 trip flare during their annual training exercise on Camp Grayling, Mich., Aug. 11, 2020. Over the past few months, small-unit leaders shouldered the additional challenge of mitigating risk to successfully train during a pandemic in order to remain [Read More …]

An F-15C Eagle, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, flies over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England during surge operations, Aug. 11, 2020. While surging, Liberty Wing fighter squadrons can fly more than 80 sorties a day, honing air-to-air tactics, advance combat maneuvers and ensuring readiness capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)
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Surge Operations 493rd Fighter Squadron RAF Lakenheath

An F-15C Eagle, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, flies over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England during surge operations, Aug. 11, 2020. While surging, Liberty Wing fighter squadrons can fly more than 80 sorties a day, honing air-to-air tactics, advance combat maneuvers and ensuring readiness capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

Sgt. Brennon Soucek, an infantryman with A Co., 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor Regiment, looks for the opposing force known as Blackhorse during an early morning mission to gain control of the occupied city of Razish during a decisive-action training exercise in the desert environment of the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California, on July 25, 2020. Blackhorse Soldiers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment-Blackhorse, are dedicated to testing units in “The Box.” Brigade Soldiers are taking part in one of the U.S. Army's most challenging land force training exercises and have prepared for entering “The Box” for over a year, including during their 2019 annual training at Fort Hood, Texas, where they completed an eXportable Combat Training Center exercise. The 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor Regiment, is a Minnesota Army National Guard battalion headquartered in Brainerd. The overall unit mission is to provide heavy armor and mechanized infantry ground combat power to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sebastian Nemec)
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National Training Center Rotation 20-08.5

Sgt. Brennon Soucek, an infantryman with A Co., 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor Regiment, looks for the opposing force known as Blackhorse during an early morning mission to gain control of the occupied city of Razish during a decisive-action training exercise in the desert environment of the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California, on July 25, 2020. Blackhorse Soldiers [Read More …]

AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates – An Airman with the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron E-3 Sentry Aircraft Maintenance Unit flags the 968th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron’s E-3 Sentry (AWACS) here July 18, 2020. Not only do AMU Airmen perform day-to-day maintenance, but also specialize in a wide variety of systems such as radio, navigation, radar, coolant, and computer systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Patrick OReilly)
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Records Are Meant to Be Broken: AWACS Crews Fly Record Sorties

AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates – An Airman with the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron E-3 Sentry Aircraft Maintenance Unit flags the 968th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron’s E-3 Sentry (AWACS) here July 18, 2020. Not only do AMU Airmen perform day-to-day maintenance, but also specialize in a wide variety of systems such as radio, navigation, radar, coolant, [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, notionally fire an FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile launcher and an M4 service carbine during Midnight Sun, a battalion force-on-force field exercise in Setermoen, Norway, Aug. 8, 2020. The culminating exercise divided units to fight against one another to practice everything they learned throughout the deployment in the Norwegian environment. MRF-E conducts various exercises including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare training, as well as military-to-military engagements throughout Europe that enhance cooperation among partners and allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Chase W. Drayer)
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Midnight Sun – battalion force-on-force field exercise in Setermoen, Norway

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, notionally fire an FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile launcher and an M4 service carbine during Midnight Sun, a battalion force-on-force field exercise in Setermoen, Norway, Aug. 8, 2020. The culminating exercise divided units to fight against one another to practice everything they learned throughout the deployment in [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, fire a TOW anti-tank missile downrange in Setermoen, Norway, June 29, 2020. MRF-E conducts various exercises, including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare training, as well as military-to-military engagements throughout Europe that enhance cooperation among partners and allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Chase W. Drayer)
U.S. Marine Corps

Marine Forces Europe – Defensive range in Setermoen, Norway

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, fire a TOW anti-tank missile downrange in Setermoen, Norway, June 29, 2020. MRF-E conducts various exercises, including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare training, as well as military-to-military engagements throughout Europe that enhance cooperation among partners and allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Chase W. Drayer)

A Hellenic Navy Instructor from the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center pulls security while U.S. Naval Special Warfare Operators assigned to Naval Special Warfare secured a room during a visit, board, search, and seizure exercise at the NMIOTC, Greece on July 31, 2020. The U.S. Naval Special Warfare Operators worked with U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen and Hellenic Navy Instructors from the NMIOTC for the VBSS. Joint training missions enhance readiness and maintains proficiencies to support multiple NATO allies and partners in Europe. Portions of image obscured for operational security. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aven Santiago) 
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U.S. Navy special operators practice VBSS exercises with Hellenic Navy

A Hellenic Navy Instructor from the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center pulls security while U.S. Naval Special Warfare Operators assigned to Naval Special Warfare secured a room during a visit, board, search, and seizure exercise at the NMIOTC, Greece on July 31, 2020. The U.S. Naval Special Warfare Operators worked with U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen and Hellenic [Read More …]

SASEBO, Japan (Aug. 9, 2020) Landing craft, air cushion 10, assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7, prepares to enter the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) as the ship conducts amphibious operations. Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners, and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor DiMartino)
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USS Germantown (LSD 42) Conducts Amphibious Operations with Naval Beach Unit 7 LCACs

SASEBO, Japan (Aug. 9, 2020) Landing craft, air cushion 10, assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7, prepares to enter the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) as the ship conducts amphibious operations. Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies [Read More …]

A joint coalition force formation of U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs, E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System and United Arab Emirates Air Force Mirage 2000s, fly behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, July 29, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)
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Keeping the War Fighter Fueled in the AOR

A joint coalition force formation of U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs, E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System and United Arab Emirates Air Force Mirage 2000s, fly behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, July 29, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master [Read More …]