U.S. Soldiers, assigned to Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, prepare a M777 howitzer for sling load training at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Oct. 18. 2021. (U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger)
U.S. Army

2CR FAS Sling Load Training

U.S. Soldiers, assigned to Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, prepare a M777 howitzer for sling load training at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Oct. 18. 2021. (U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger)

Two U.S. Marine MV-22B Osprey’s with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 764, Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, fly alongside an AH-1Z Viper helicopter from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 775, MAG-41, 4th MAW, to Holtville Airfield during a combined operation near El Centro, California, Oct. 17, 2021. The reservists of HMLA-775 and VMM-764, along with other active duty aviation squadrons on the West Coast, provide aviation support that enables I Marine Expeditionary Force units to maintain and enhance their mission capabilities and combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andrew Cortez)
U.S. Marine Corps

HMLA-775 Flies over Camp Pendleton

Two U.S. Marine MV-22B Osprey’s with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 764, Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, fly alongside an AH-1Z Viper helicopter from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 775, MAG-41, 4th MAW, to Holtville Airfield during a combined operation near El Centro, California, Oct. 17, 2021. The reservists of HMLA-775 and VMM-764, along with other active duty [Read More …]

A Royal Canadian Air Force CC-150T Polaris strategic airlift and air-to-air refueler conducts refueling operations with Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet fighter jets over the Yukon in Canada, in transit back from Operation Noble Defender in Alaska, on October 15, 2021. Photo: Sgt Jennifer Kusche, 8 Wing Trenton
U.S. Air Force

Operation Noble Defender

A Royal Canadian Air Force CC-150T Polaris strategic airlift and air-to-air refueler conducts refueling operations with Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet fighter jets over the Yukon in Canada, in transit back from Operation Noble Defender in Alaska, on October 15, 2021. Photo: Sgt Jennifer Kusche, 8 Wing Trenton

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – A Green Beret with 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) rushes through the brush to assault an enemy position during Exercise Tropic Lightning, Oct. 18, 2021 on Oahu Island. Green Beret’s used this training as an opportunity to hone their skills while supporting 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division during a large-scale combat scenario. The Special Operations Soldiers support the brigade by using small-unit tactics to disrupt enemy defenses, eliminate key targets, gather intelligence and provide increased maneuverability, improving the brigade’s ability to destroy the enemy. Training these combat skillsets in jungle terrain is vital for the Soldiers of 1st SFG (A) who primarily operate in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jared N. Gehmann) (This photo has been altered for security purposes)
U.S. Army

Exercise Lightning Forge: 1st SFG (A) Soldiers Identify, Assault Enemy Positions

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – Green Berets with 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) prepare to notionally destroy an enemy vehicle using a Carl Gustav anti-tank weapon during Exercise Tropic Lightning, Oct. 18, 2021 on Oahu Island. Green Beret’s used this training as an opportunity to hone their skills while supporting 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division during a [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF) conducts parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the MRF maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
U.S. Marine Corps

Feeling Free

A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF) conducts parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the MRF maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Chyna Alvagibbs and Capt. Kassia Regehr, an administrative specialist and a logistics officer both with Fleet Marine Forces Atlantic, Marine Forces Command, Marine Forces Northern Command, grapple in a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) training area during a High-Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) Warrior Challenge competition at Camp Elmore, Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 15, 2021. The final event of the competition requires Marines to complete an obstacle course, fire an M4 carbine at the Camp Elmore Indoor Range and grapple MCMAP Instructors. Regehr finished in third place in the female division of the 2021 HITT Warrior Challenge (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jack Chen)
U.S. Marine Corps

2021 HITT Warrior Challenge

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Chyna Alvagibbs and Capt. Kassia Regehr, an administrative specialist and a logistics officer both with Fleet Marine Forces Atlantic, Marine Forces Command, Marine Forces Northern Command, grapple in a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) training area during a High-Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) Warrior Challenge competition at Camp Elmore, Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 15, 2021. The final [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Company C, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, provide members of the NATO Specific Environments Panel a demonstration of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Sept. 23, 2021. The Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group (MCTOG) hosted the NATO SEP Conference event in Los Angeles, California and MCAGCC urban warfare training areas to assist in developing and updating joint doctrine involving Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew R. Bray)
U.S. Marine Corps

NATO Allies Visit/Observe MCAGCC Training Facilities

U.S. Marines with Company C, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, provide members of the NATO Specific Environments Panel a demonstration of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Sept. 23, 2021. The Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group (MCTOG) hosted the NATO SEP Conference event in Los Angeles, California and MCAGCC [Read More …]

U.S., Brazilian, Chilean, Mexican, and Peruvian Marines hold security positions during simulated humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission in Salinas, Peru, Oct 3, 2021, during exercise UNITAS LXII. U.S., Brazilian, Chilean, Mexican, and Peruvian Marines completed a series of training events in order to build trust, enhance confidence and strengthen interoperability to better prepare us for a combined, multinational response to emerging crises or natural disasters. UNITAS is the world's longest-running annual multinational maritime exercise that focuses on enhancing interoperability among multiple nations and joint forces during Pacific, amphibious, and amazon operations in order to build on existing regional partnerships and create new enduring relationships that promote peace, stability and prosperity in the U.S. Southern Command's area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Adaezia Chavez)
U.S. Marine Corps

UNITAS 2021: US Marines and Partner Nations NEO

U.S., Brazilian, Chilean, Mexican, and Peruvian Marines hold security positions during simulated humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission in Salinas, Peru, Oct 3, 2021, during exercise UNITAS LXII. U.S., Brazilian, Chilean, Mexican, and Peruvian Marines completed a series of training events in order to build trust, enhance confidence and strengthen interoperability to better prepare us for a combined, multinational response [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 2d Combat Engineer Battalion, 2d Marine Division, post security during urban breaching training in the Sapper Leader’s Course 1-22 on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 16, 2021. The Sapper Leader’s Course gives students hands-on experience preparing explosives, breaching, clearing buildings, and working as a team through obstacles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline C. Arre)
U.S. Marine Corps

Can I Get a Demo?

U.S. Marines with 2d Combat Engineer Battalion, 2d Marine Division, rehearse urban breaching techniques during the Sapper Leader’s Course 1-22 on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 16, 2021. The Sapper Leader’s Course gives students hands-on experience preparing explosives, breaching, clearing buildings, and working as a team through obstacles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline C. Arre)