A reconnaissance team member with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, provides security during a raid on a long range radar site in Northern Alaska, Feb. 27, 2020, during U.S. Northern Command exercise Arctic Edge 2020. Arctic Edge is a biennial Homeland Defense exercise designed to provide high quality and effective training in the extreme cold-weather conditions found in arctic environments. The exercise is conducted under the authority of North American Aerospace Defense Command and NORTHCOM. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jose Gonzalez)
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Exercise Arctic Edge: 1st Recon Battalion conducts raid in Northern Alaska

A reconnaissance team member with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, provides security during a raid on a long range radar site in Northern Alaska, Feb. 27, 2020, during U.S. Northern Command exercise Arctic Edge 2020. Arctic Edge is a biennial Homeland Defense exercise designed to provide high quality and effective training in the extreme cold-weather conditions found in arctic [Read More …]

200229-M-OO419-1023 GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 29, 2020) A Marine assigned to the Maritime Raid Force, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast-ropes from a CH-53E Super Stallion aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) Feb. 29, 2020. Bataan, with embarked 26th MEU, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nathan Reyes)
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Maritime Raid Force fast-ropes aboard USS Bataan

200229-M-OO419-1023 GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 29, 2020) A Marine assigned to the Maritime Raid Force, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast-ropes from a CH-53E Super Stallion aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) Feb. 29, 2020. Bataan, with embarked 26th MEU, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure [Read More …]

GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 29, 2020) -- Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) transits alongside San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and Royal Thai Navy landing dock ship H.T.M.S. Angthong (LPD 791) during a photo exercise in support of Cobra Gold 2020, Feb. 29, 2020. America Expeditionary Strike Group-31st Marine Expeditionary Unit is participating in Cobra Gold 20, the largest theater security cooperation exercise in the Indo-Pacific region and an integral part of the U.S. commitment to strengthen engagement in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maria G. Llanos)
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Cobra Gold 20: USS Green Bay (LPD 20), USS America (LHA 6) and H.T.M.S. Angthong (LPD 791) photo exercise

GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 29, 2020) — Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) transits alongside San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and Royal Thai Navy landing dock ship H.T.M.S. Angthong (LPD 791) during a photo exercise in support of Cobra Gold 2020, Feb. 29, 2020. America Expeditionary Strike Group-31st Marine Expeditionary Unit is participating [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 2D Low Altitude Air Defense, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, patrol with utility task vehicles fitted with the Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System to provide security for exercise Native Fury 20 in the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 25, 2020. Native Fury 20 is designed to increase the U.S. Armed Forces ability to plan, communicate and conduct complex sea and shore-based operations in response to natural disasters and other contingencies in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brendan Mullin)
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2D LAAD Patrol Supporting Native Fury 20

U.S. Marines with 2D Low Altitude Air Defense, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, patrol with utility task vehicles fitted with the Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System to provide security for exercise Native Fury 20 in the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 25, 2020. Native Fury 20 is designed to increase the U.S. Armed Forces ability to plan, communicate and conduct complex [Read More …]

North Macedonia Soldier takes part in KFOR training. KFOR 27 is an opportunity for 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team and allies and partners to increase interoperability and prepare the unit for peace support, stability and contingency operations in Kosovo in support of civil authorities. NATO has been leading the international peacekeeping force in Kosovo since June 1999 to secure, stable and multi-ethnic Kosovo. (U.S. Army Photo by Joyce Costello)
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Preparing Roadblocks

North Macedonia Soldier takes part in KFOR training. KFOR 27 is an opportunity for 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team and allies and partners to increase interoperability and prepare the unit for peace support, stability and contingency operations in Kosovo in support of civil authorities. NATO has been leading the international peacekeeping force in Kosovo since June 1999 to secure, stable [Read More …]

U.S. Air Force Sabastian Monnin, 494th Expeditionary Fighter Wing F-15 E Strike Eagle pilot, prepares to exit his aircraft at King Abdulaziz Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Feb. 22, 2020. Royal Saudi Air Force senior leaders invited the squadron, assigned to the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing, to take part in the RSAF Air Warfare Center’s Weapon’s Instructor Course employment phase training, which ran from Feb 23-26, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Michael Charles)
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Make it Better: PSAB Airmen participate in RSAF’s premiere aircrew training course

U.S. Air Force Sabastian Monnin, 494th Expeditionary Fighter Wing F-15 E Strike Eagle pilot, prepares to exit his aircraft at King Abdulaziz Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Feb. 22, 2020. Royal Saudi Air Force senior leaders invited the squadron, assigned to the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing, to take part in the RSAF Air Warfare Center’s Weapon’s Instructor Course employment [Read More …]

Airmen of the 1st Expeditionary Rescue Group prepare to launch their HC-130J Combat King II February 24, 2020, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The Combat King II’s mission includes recovery operations, airdrop, helicopter air-to-air refueling, and forward area ground refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson)
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HC-130J Combat King II launch

Airmen of the 1st Expeditionary Rescue Group prepare to launch their HC-130J Combat King II February 24, 2020, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The Combat King II’s mission includes recovery operations, airdrop, helicopter air-to-air refueling, and forward area ground refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson)

U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, board an MV-22 Osprey during a quick response force, full mission profile rehearsal at Inezgane, Morocco, Feb. 26, 2020. The rehearsal increased the Marines’ ability to conduct link-up procedures, on scene and in-route trauma stabilization, and offensive and defensive operations. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kenny Gomez)
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SPMAGTF CR-AF 20.1: Morocco FMPR

U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, board an MV-22 Osprey during a quick response force, full mission profile rehearsal at Inezgane, Morocco, Feb. 26, 2020. The rehearsal increased the Marines’ ability to conduct link-up procedures, on scene and in-route trauma stabilization, and offensive and defensive operations. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to [Read More …]

A reconnaissance company commander, left, with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, relays commands after a raid on a long range radar site in Northern Alaska, Feb. 27, 2020, during U.S. Northern Command exercise Arctic Edge 2020. Arctic Edge provides high quality and effective training in extreme cold-weather conditions which enables Marines to navigate, communicate, and sustain themselves to be effective in arctic environments. The exercise is conducted under the authority of North American Aerospace Defense Command and NORTHCOM. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jose Gonzalez)
U.S. Marine Corps

AE20: 1st Recon Battalion conducts raid in Northern Alaska

A reconnaissance company commander, left, with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, relays commands after a raid on a long range radar site in Northern Alaska, Feb. 27, 2020, during U.S. Northern Command exercise Arctic Edge 2020. Arctic Edge provides high quality and effective training in extreme cold-weather conditions which enables Marines to navigate, communicate, and sustain themselves to be [Read More …]

Airmen from the 4th Security Forces Squadron and the Goldsboro Police Emergency Response Team (ERT) pose for a picture in front of a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle, Feb. 19, 2020, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. The Airmen trained the ERT members on vehicle familiarization, basic maintenance and how to drive the vehicle safely. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kimberly Barrera)
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4th SFS Provides Goldsboro Police Department with MRAP Training, Build Relationship

Airmen from the 4th Security Forces Squadron and the Goldsboro Police Emergency Response Team (ERT) pose for a picture in front of a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle, Feb. 19, 2020, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. The Airmen trained the ERT members on vehicle familiarization, basic maintenance and how to drive the vehicle safely. (U.S. Air Force [Read More …]