Tech. Sgt. Emily Souza, 23d Security Forces Squadron NCO in charge of combat arms, adjusts body armor Nov. 20, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The 23d SFS is one of the first squadrons to field test female body armor as part of the Air Force Security Forces Center’s initiative to modernize individual protective equipment. The adjustable vest is cut shorter and contains a corset to fit different female forms and provide more comfort to female Airmen as they accomplish the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)
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23d SFS receives first female body armor

Tech. Sgt. Emily Souza, 23d Security Forces Squadron NCO in charge of combat arms, adjusts body armor Nov. 20, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The 23d SFS is one of the first squadrons to field test female body armor as part of the Air Force Security Forces Center’s initiative to modernize individual protective equipment. The adjustable vest is [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268 locate their landing zone during a maximum aircraft launch exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 2, 2020. VMM-268 conducted the training in order to showcase their ability to fly with a large amount of aircraft and increase combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
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VMM-268 max launch

U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268 locate their landing zone during a maximum aircraft launch exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 2, 2020. VMM-268 conducted the training in order to showcase their ability to fly with a large amount of aircraft and increase combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jacob Wilson)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor arrives for an air show in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Nov. 18, 2020. The F-22 Demo Team travels to air shows all across the world to showcase the performance and capabilities of the world's premier 5th-generation fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Sam Eckholm)
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Raptor Flies over Ft. Lauderdale

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor arrives for an air show in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Nov. 18, 2020. The F-22 Demo Team travels to air shows all across the world to showcase the performance and capabilities of the world’s premier 5th-generation fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Sam Eckholm)

U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, currently attached to 3d Marine Division as a part of the Unit Deployment Program, set security after fast-roping from a CH-53E Super Stallion at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, on Nov. 24 2020. The Marines conducted unit level training integrated with air assets, improving 3d Marine Division’s capability to operate in a distributed environment across the INDO-PACIFIC region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
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3/8 conducts fast rapelling techniques

U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, currently attached to 3d Marine Division as a part of the Unit Deployment Program, set security after fast-roping from a CH-53E Super Stallion at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, on Nov. 24 2020. The Marines conducted unit level training integrated with air assets, improving 3d Marine Division’s capability to operate in a distributed [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Albert Villalobos, an infantry rifleman with 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, currently attached to 4th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, as part of the Unit Deployment Program, fires an M240B machine gun in a live-fire range during exercise Fuji Viper 21.1 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, on Oct. 8, 2020. During this evolution of Fuji Viper, Marines demonstrated their proficiency in infantry and combined arms tactics through a series of distributed lethality exercises. Villalobos is a native of Miami, Florida. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ujian Gosun)
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U.S. Marines participate in a live-fire machine gun range during exercise Fuji Viper 21.1

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Albert Villalobos, an infantry rifleman with 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, currently attached to 4th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, as part of the Unit Deployment Program, fires an M240B machine gun in a live-fire range during exercise Fuji Viper 21.1 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, on Oct. 8, 2020. During this [Read More …]

Soldiers assigned to 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and the Indonesian 431st Para Raider Infantry Battalion executed patrol lanes during the 2020 Indonesia Platoon Exchange at the 25th Infantry Division Lightning Academy Jungle course on November 21, 2020 in order to familiarize themselves with jungle operation tactics, techniques, and procedures required to fight, win, and survive within any tropical jungle environment. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Angelo Mejia)
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Indonesia Platoon Exchange 2020: Lightning Academy Patrol Lanes

Soldiers assigned to 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and the Indonesian 431st Para Raider Infantry Battalion executed patrol lanes during the 2020 Indonesia Platoon Exchange at the 25th Infantry Division Lightning Academy Jungle course on November 21, 2020 in order to familiarize themselves with jungle operation tactics, techniques, and procedures required to [Read More …]

Jennifer Mangan, a Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni resident, handles a Shirohebi, also known as the Iwakuni white snake, during the Iwakuni Shirohebi Shrine visit in Iwakuni City, Japan, Nov. 6, 2020. The Marine Corps Community Services Cultural Adaptation Program coordinated the Iwakuni Shirohebi Shrine visit for MCAS Iwakuni residents in order to give them the opportunity to visit the shrine participate in traditions and interacted with the white snakes that live there.
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MCAS Iwakuni Residents Visit The Shirohebi (Whitesnake) Shrine

Jennifer Mangan, a Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni resident, handles a Shirohebi, also known as the Iwakuni white snake, during the Iwakuni Shirohebi Shrine visit in Iwakuni City, Japan, Nov. 6, 2020. The Marine Corps Community Services Cultural Adaptation Program coordinated the Iwakuni Shirohebi Shrine visit for MCAS Iwakuni residents in order to give them the opportunity to visit [Read More …]

U.S. Soldiers, with Alpha Troop, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, pose for a photo with a M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle and a AH-64 Apache Helicopter in the Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility, Nov. 23, 2020. The soldiers are in Syria to support the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) mission. CJTF remains committed to working by, with, and through our partners to ensure the enduring defeat of Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jensen Guillory)
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M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles in Northeast Syria

U.S. Soldiers, with Alpha Troop, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, pose for a photo with a M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle and a AH-64 Apache Helicopter in the Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility, Nov. 23, 2020. The soldiers are in Syria to support the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) [Read More …]

Sgt. Kayla Brook, an Intelligence Analyst assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 75th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill, OK, fires an M2 Browning during a weapon familiarization range conducted on November 28, 2020, while deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve. The 75th Field Artillery Brigade is currently operating as the Force Field Artillery Headquarters for Task Force Spartan Shield in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dustin D. Biven / 75th Field Artillery Brigade)
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Diamond Brigade Conducts Weapon Familiarization Range In Middle East

Sgt. Kayla Brook, an Intelligence Analyst assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 75th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill, OK, fires an M2 Browning during a weapon familiarization range conducted on November 28, 2020, while deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve. The 75th Field Artillery Brigade is currently operating as the Force [Read More …]