U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jonathan Contreras, a fixed-wing aircraft mechanic with Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA(AW)) 242, stands at parade rest before directing an F/A-18D Hornet for flight as a part of unit level training (ULT) at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, March 5, 2020. VMFA(AW)-242 transitioned directly into ULT after supporting exercise Cope North 20. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lennon Dregoiw)
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U.S. Marines fly as part of unit level training

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jonathan Contreras, a fixed-wing aircraft mechanic with Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA(AW)) 242, stands at parade rest before directing an F/A-18D Hornet for flight as a part of unit level training (ULT) at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, March 5, 2020. VMFA(AW)-242 transitioned directly into ULT after supporting exercise Cope North 20. (U.S. [Read More …]

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tyler Engle, 563rd Aerial Delivery Unit air transportation troop, points a missile-to-air cannon towards aircraft during a training event at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona, March 26, 2020. Engle tried to target aircraft as an acting opposing force during a combat search and rescue training event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)
U.S. Air Force

Combat Search And Rescue (CSAR) Training

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tyler Engle, 563rd Aerial Delivery Unit air transportation troop, points a missile-to-air cannon towards aircraft during a training event at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona, March 26, 2020. Engle tried to target aircraft as an acting opposing force during a combat search and rescue training event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class [Read More …]

Soldiers from Charlie Battery, 1-78 Field Artillery prepare and fire 155mm rounds from the M109A6 Paladin at a training range in Fort Sill, OK. Finding ways to improve lethality and battlefield capabilities are a priority for Army Futures Command. (U.S. Army Photo by Mr. Luke J. Allen)
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Long Range Precision Fires

Soldiers from Charlie Battery, 1-78 Field Artillery prepare and fire 155mm rounds from the M109A6 Paladin at a training range in Fort Sill, OK. Finding ways to improve lethality and battlefield capabilities are a priority for Army Futures Command. (U.S. Army Photo by Mr. Luke J. Allen)

Special Tactics Airmen conduct a full mission profile at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Feb. 12, 2020. Special Tactics is U.S. Special Operations Command's tactical air and ground integration force, and the Air Force's only special operations ground force, leading global access, precision strike, personnel recovery and battlefield surgery operations on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sandra Welch)
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Special Tactics Airmen conduct pre-deployment training

Special Tactics Airmen conduct a full mission profile at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Feb. 12, 2020. Special Tactics is U.S. Special Operations Command’s tactical air and ground integration force, and the Air Force’s only special operations ground force, leading global access, precision strike, personnel recovery and battlefield surgery operations on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sandra [Read More …]

200327-N-KK394-1135 CARIBBEAN SEA (March 27, 2020) The Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) sails through the Caribbean Sea. During the deployment to the U.S. Southern Command's area of responsibility, Detroit, with embarked helicopter and USCG law enforcement detachment, will support Joint Interagency Task Force South's mission, which includes counter-illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anderson W. Branch/Released)
U.S. Navy

Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) sails through the Caribbean Sea

CARIBBEAN SEA (March 27, 2020) The Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) sails through the Caribbean Sea. During the deployment to the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility, Detroit, with embarked helicopter and USCG law enforcement detachment, will support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter-illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy [Read More …]

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan (March 28, 2020) An AH-1Z Viper helicopter with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes off after conducting a forward arming and refueling point (FARP) exercise. During the evolution, the MEU's Combined Anti-Armor Team conducted a ship to shore movement from amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) before securing a landing zone for the FARP. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating 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 Lance Cpl. Kenny Nunez Bigay)
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31st MEU Combined Anti-Armor Team supports forward arming and refueling point

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan (March 28, 2020) An AH-1Z Viper helicopter with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes off after conducting a forward arming and refueling point (FARP) exercise. During the evolution, the MEU’s Combined Anti-Armor Team conducted a ship to shore movement from amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) before securing [Read More …]

SEA OF JAPAN (Mar. 25, 2020) Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Elizabeth Dupre fires a .50 caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Mustin (DDG 89). Mustin is underway conducting operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific while assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cody Beam)
U.S. Navy

Bayou Chicot Sailor Conducts Live-Fire Exercise

SEA OF JAPAN (Mar. 25, 2020) Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Elizabeth Dupre fires a .50 caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Mustin (DDG 89). Mustin is underway conducting operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific while assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and [Read More …]

Soldiers of the Maghaweir al-Thowra (MaT) prepare to fire an 81mm mortar weapon system during a mortar assessment and training session with Green Berets at a MaT outpost near the western perimeter of the 55 km deconfliction zone in southern Syria, March 24, 2020. The Coalition continues to train and advise partner forces in the vicinity of At-Tanf Garrison in pursuit of the enduring defeat of Daesh and to set conditions for regional stability. Photo altered due to security concerns. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. William Howard)
U.S. Army

Green Beret, partner force mortar training

Soldiers of the Maghaweir al-Thowra (MaT) prepare to fire an 81mm mortar weapon system during a mortar assessment and training session with Green Berets at a MaT outpost near the western perimeter of the 55 km deconfliction zone in southern Syria, March 24, 2020. The Coalition continues to train and advise partner forces in the vicinity of At-Tanf Garrison in [Read More …]