Helicopters from Croatia, Switzerland and the United States fly in formation during a multi-aircraft exercise on Feb. 25, 2021. The exercise included six helicopters to understand flight procedures and enhance interoperability to strengthen KFOR’s ability to respond to any threat in Kosovo. (Army National Guard photo by Maj. Sam Otto)
U.S. Army National Guard

KFOR Multi-Aircraft Exercise

Helicopters from Croatia, Switzerland and the United States fly in formation during a multi-aircraft exercise on Feb. 25, 2021. The exercise included six helicopters to understand flight procedures and enhance interoperability to strengthen KFOR’s ability to respond to any threat in Kosovo. (Army National Guard photo by Maj. Sam Otto)

210224-N-LG955-1014 OKINAWA, Japan (Feb. 24, 2021) A CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465 lifts a CAT 279D Skid-steer from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 with support from Marine 3d Landing Support Battalion. The joint Helicopter Support Team external lift demonstrates the ship-to-shore concept that enables rapid transportation of Civil Engineering Support Equipment in support of Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations. NMCB-4 is forward deployed throughout the Indo-Pacific region and United States ready to support major combat operations, theater security, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. Seabees provide general engineering and civil support to Navy, Marine Corps, and joint operational forces globally. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Winston Young/Released)
U.S. Navy

Joint Helicopter Support Team Lift

210224-N-LG955-1014 OKINAWA, Japan (Feb. 24, 2021) A CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465 lifts a CAT 279D Skid-steer from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 with support from Marine 3d Landing Support Battalion. The joint Helicopter Support Team external lift demonstrates the ship-to-shore concept that enables rapid transportation of Civil Engineering Support Equipment in support of [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), participate in a live fire exercise aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18) in the Philippine Sea, Feb. 17, 2021. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the Amphibious Squadron 11 in the 7th fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexandria Nowell)
U.S. Marine Corps

Range Assail

U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), participate in a live fire exercise aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18) in the Philippine Sea, Feb. 17, 2021. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the Amphibious Squadron 11 in the 7th fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as [Read More …]

Texas Army National Guard Soldiers from Company C, 2-149 Aviation “Alamo Dustoff” sling load a 5,600-pound Humvee beneath their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter while training with Defenders from the 343rd Training Squadron/OL-A as part of a joint sling load mission Jan. 27, 2021, at Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Annex, Texas. The joint team transported over 27,000 pounds of cargo and 14 personnel throughout the day and evening. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Braydon Williams)
U.S. Air Force

343rd TRS Airmen Soar in Joint Air Operations

Texas Army National Guard Soldiers from Company C, 2-149 Aviation “Alamo Dustoff” sling load a 5,600-pound Humvee beneath their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter while training with Defenders from the 343rd Training Squadron/OL-A as part of a joint sling load mission Jan. 27, 2021, at Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Annex, Texas. The joint team transported over 27,000 pounds of cargo and [Read More …]

3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers and 20th Engineer Brigade Paratroopers conduct react to contact during rotation 21-04 on Fort Polk, La., Feb 8, 2021. The rotation serves to enhance the brigade and their supporting unit's deployment readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Vincent Levelev)
U.S. Army

3rd Brigade Panthers Conduct Defensive Operations

3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers and 20th Engineer Brigade Paratroopers conduct react to contact during rotation 21-04 on Fort Polk, La., Feb 8, 2021. The rotation serves to enhance the brigade and their supporting unit’s deployment readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Vincent Levelev)

Recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in the Bayonet Assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 24, 2021. The course helped recruits build a combat mindset while loud noises were played over a speaker to simulate combat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brooke C. Woods)
U.S. Marine Corps

Lima Company Bayonet Assault Course

Recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in the Bayonet Assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 24, 2021. The course helped recruits build a combat mindset while loud noises were played over a speaker to simulate combat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brooke C. Woods)

Recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in the Confidence Course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Feb. 23, 2021. Drill instructors kept a close watch to ensure that the obstacles were being executed correctly and safely. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brooke C. Woods)
U.S. Marine Corps

Charlie Company Confidence Course

Recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in the Confidence Course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Feb. 23, 2021. Drill instructors kept a close watch to ensure that the obstacles were being executed correctly and safely. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brooke C. Woods)

210222-N-FD648-1047 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 22, 2021) – Gunners Mate 1st Class Elias Garcia, from Denver, fires a 240.-caliber machine gun aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) Feb. 22, 2021. Mahan is operating in the Atlantic Ocean in support of naval operations to maintain maritime stability and security in order to ensure access, deter aggression and defend U.S., allies and partner interests. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan Childress)
U.S. Navy

USS Mahan SCAT Team Training

210222-N-FD648-1047 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 22, 2021) – Gunners Mate 1st Class Elias Garcia, from Denver, fires a 240.-caliber machine gun aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) Feb. 22, 2021. Mahan is operating in the Atlantic Ocean in support of naval operations to maintain maritime stability and security in order to ensure access, deter aggression and defend [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael Drake, a machine gunner with 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, provides security during exercise Hagåtña Fury 21 on Ukibarru, Japan, Feb 17, 2021. The exercise demonstrated that Marines are capable of seizing, defending, and providing expeditionary sustainment for key maritime terrain in support of the III Marine Expeditionary Force. 3/8 is attached to 3d Marine Division as a part of the unit deployment program. Drake is a native of Clanton, Alabama. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kallahan Morris)
U.S. Marine Corps

Hagåtña Fury 21 Ukibaru

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael Drake, a machine gunner with 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, provides security during exercise Hagåtña Fury 21 on Ukibarru, Japan, Feb 17, 2021. The exercise demonstrated that Marines are capable of seizing, defending, and providing expeditionary sustainment for key maritime terrain in support of the III Marine Expeditionary Force. 3/8 is attached to 3d [Read More …]