U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jacob Thompson, a rifleman with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, throws an M69 practice hand grenade during a Theater Amphibious Combat Rehearsal, Feb. 7, 2021. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and 15th MEU provide numbered fleet and combatant commanders with a responsive, flexible and forward-deployed asset capable of maritime power projection, contingency operations and crisis response. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Britany Rowlett)
U.S. Marine Corps

15th MEU Marines, Sailors Train with Grenades

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jacob Thompson, a rifleman with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, throws an M69 practice hand grenade during a Theater Amphibious Combat Rehearsal, Feb. 7, 2021. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and 15th MEU provide numbered fleet and combatant commanders with a responsive, flexible and forward-deployed asset capable of maritime [Read More …]

Senior Airman Megann Copley, a security forces Airman assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, fires an M249 automatic rifle during a heavy weapons training event at Fort Custer in Augusta, Mich., May 22, 2021. The training gives Airmen hands-on experience with various heavy weapons, ensuring they are prepared for any situation around the world. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)
U.S. Air National Guard

180FW Heavy Weapons Training

Senior Airman Megann Copley, a security forces Airman assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, fires an M249 automatic rifle during a heavy weapons training event at Fort Custer in Augusta, Mich., May 22, 2021. The training gives Airmen hands-on experience with various heavy weapons, ensuring they are prepared for any situation around the world. (U.S. Air National [Read More …]

210616-A-DA827-010, LINDEN, Guyana (June 16, 2021) Members of the Guyana Defence Force perform helocast training, which is a technique to insert soldiers without the aircraft landing, from a UH-60 Blackhawk as part of an evolution during Tradewinds, June 16, 2021. Tradewinds 2021 is a U.S. Southern Command sponsored Caribbean security-focused exercise in the ground, air, sea, and cyber domains, working with partner nations to conduct joint, combined and interagency training, focused on increasing regional cooperation and stability. (U.S. Army courtesy photo/Released)
U.S. Army

Tradewinds 2021

210616-A-DA827-010, LINDEN, Guyana (June 16, 2021) Members of the Guyana Defence Force perform helocast training, which is a technique to insert soldiers without the aircraft landing, from a UH-60 Blackhawk as part of an evolution during Tradewinds, June 16, 2021. Tradewinds 2021 is a U.S. Southern Command sponsored Caribbean security-focused exercise in the ground, air, sea, and cyber domains, working [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit signals they are ready to enter the Pacific Ocean in a combat rubber raiding craft during a small boat raid training event, Oct. 27, 2020. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and 15th MEU provide numbered fleet and combatant commanders with a responsive, flexible and forward-deployed asset capable of maritime power projection, contingency operations and crisis response. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Britany Rowlett)
U.S. Marine Corps

BLT 1/4 Marines Conduct Small Boat Raid Training

U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit enter the Pacific Ocean in combat rubber raiding crafts during a small boat raid event, Oct. 27, 2020. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and 15th MEU provide numbered fleet and combatant commanders with a responsive, flexible and forward-deployed asset capable of maritime power projection, contingency operations [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine sniper with Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes aim on the objective during a Maritime Interdiction Operation (MIO) training exercise aboard the USS Germantown in the East China Sea, June 14, 2021. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the America Amphibious Ready Group in the U.S. 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

MIO

A U.S. Marine sniper with Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes aim on the objective during a Maritime Interdiction Operation (MIO) training exercise aboard the USS Germantown in the East China Sea, June 14, 2021. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the America Amphibious Ready Group in the U.S. 7th fleet area of operations [Read More …]

Pfc. Deshawn Russell, from Medical Activity Command - Korea checks out the view from the individual fighting position he constructed during the Regional Health Command-Pacific’s Best Leader Competition Wednesday, June 16th 2021 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The Best Leader Competition promotes esprit de corps across the Army, while recognizing Soldiers who demonstrate the Army Values and embody the Warrior Ethos. The competition recognizes those Soldiers who possess superb military bearing and communication skills, in-depth knowledge of military subjects, and the ability to perform Soldier and warrior skills at levels above those of their peers. The winners of the competition will represent Regional Health Command-Pacific at the U.S. Army Medical Command Best Leader Competition, July 25-30, in Hawaii.
U.S. Army

2021 Regional Health Command – Pacific Best Leader Competition

Pfc. Deshawn Russell, from Medical Activity Command – Korea checks out the view from the individual fighting position he constructed during the Regional Health Command-Pacific’s Best Leader Competition Wednesday, June 16th 2021 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The Best Leader Competition promotes esprit de corps across the Army, while recognizing Soldiers who demonstrate the Army Values and embody the Warrior Ethos. [Read More …]

Master Corporal Francois Guertin, a Search and Rescue Technician with 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron parachutes from a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-149 Cormorant helicopter during Exercise AMALGAM DART 21-1 on 13 June, 2021, at Canadian Forces Station Alert, Nunavut. Photo: Sergeant Vincent Carbonneau, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
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Exercise Amalgam Dart 21-1

Master Corporal Francois Guertin, a Search and Rescue Technician with 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron parachutes from a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-149 Cormorant helicopter during Exercise AMALGAM DART 21-1 on 13 June, 2021, at Canadian Forces Station Alert, Nunavut. Photo: Sergeant Vincent Carbonneau, Canadian Forces Combat Camera

U.S. Army National Guard soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery conduct a live fire exercise with the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) during XCTC 21-05 at the Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, Wyoming, June 14, 2021. The purpose of the HIMARS is to engage and defeat artillery, air defense concentrations, trucks, and light armor personnel carriers. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. James Hobbs)
U.S. Army

Kansas and Wyoming Army National Guard Exportable Combat Training Capability 21-05

U.S. Army National Guard soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery conduct a live fire exercise with the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) during XCTC 21-05 at the Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, Wyoming, June 14, 2021. The purpose of the HIMARS is to engage and defeat artillery, air defense concentrations, trucks, and light armor personnel carriers. (U.S. [Read More …]

Costa Rican policemen with the Costa Rican police forces climb up a caving ladder on a UH-60L Blackhawk helicopter assigned to 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, Joint Task Force-Bravo, Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, while conducting helocast operations and caving ladder training with the U.S. Army in Liberia, Costa Rica, June 14, 2021. Training crews within the 1-228th Aviation Regiment enables the task force to support a multitude of missions with greater flexibility and proficiency. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lauren Brune)
U.S. Marine Corps

Joint Task Force-Bravo Provides Aviation Support in Costa Rica

Costa Rican policemen with the Costa Rican police forces climb up a caving ladder on a UH-60L Blackhawk helicopter assigned to 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, Joint Task Force-Bravo, Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, while conducting helocast operations and caving ladder training with the U.S. Army in Liberia, Costa Rica, June 14, 2021. Training crews within the 1-228th Aviation Regiment [Read More …]

U.S. Army Green Berets from Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group "Airborne" practice emergency procedures, exiting and aircraft and proper landing techniques during Red Flag-Alaska 21-02 June 11, 2021, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Red Flag-Alaska is the premier Pacific Air Forces exercise, which serves as an ideal platform for international engagement and has a long history of integrating allies, ultimately enabling global partners to exchange tactics, techniques and procedures while improving interoperability. (US Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Peter Thompson)
U.S. Air Force

Red Flag-Alaska 21: Green Berets Prep to Jump

U.S. Army Green Berets from Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group “Airborne” practice emergency procedures, exiting and aircraft and proper landing techniques during Red Flag-Alaska 21-02 June 11, 2021, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Red Flag-Alaska is the premier Pacific Air Forces exercise, which serves as an ideal platform for international engagement and has a long history [Read More …]