200212-N-EO124-2217 IWAKUNI, Japan (Feb. 12, 2020) Equipment Operator 3rd Class David Francis, deployed with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5’s Detail Iwakuni, operates a loader to breakup dirt for backfill at a project site. NMCB-5 is deployed across the Indo-Pacific region conducting high-quality construction to support U.S. and partner nations to strengthen partnerships, deter aggression, and enable expeditionary logistics and naval power projection. (U.S. Navy photo by Construction Electrician 2nd Class Kayla Collins/Released)
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U.S. Navy Seabees deployed with NMCB-5’s Detail Iwakuni work on a landfill capping project

200212-N-EO124-2217 IWAKUNI, Japan (Feb. 12, 2020) Equipment Operator 3rd Class David Francis, deployed with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5’s Detail Iwakuni, operates a loader to breakup dirt for backfill at a project site. NMCB-5 is deployed across the Indo-Pacific region conducting high-quality construction to support U.S. and partner nations to strengthen partnerships, deter aggression, and enable expeditionary logistics and [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Christopher Reyes (left) and Lance Cpl. Christian Castro stand by with a 24-L propellant during the Artillery Relocation Training Program 19.4 at Hijudai Maneuvering Area, Oita, Japan, Feb 13, 2020. ARTP is a regularly scheduled training exercise conducted by several units within 3rd Marine Division. The program provides essential live-fire training in different regions throughout Japan to increase combat readiness and better support the U.S.-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. Reyes and Castro are assigned to Alpha Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. Reyes is a native of San Antonio, Tx. Castro is a native of Atlanta, Ga. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)
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U.S. Marines conduct artillery fires during ARTP 19.4

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Christopher Reyes (left) and Lance Cpl. Christian Castro stand by with a 24-L propellant during the Artillery Relocation Training Program 19.4 at Hijudai Maneuvering Area, Oita, Japan, Feb 13, 2020. ARTP is a regularly scheduled training exercise conducted by several units within 3rd Marine Division. The program provides essential live-fire training in different regions throughout Japan [Read More …]

Senegalese and Mauritanian soldiers wait for the end of a vehicle interdiction drill, building off intelligence gathered in pursuit of malign actors as part of the Flintlock 20 scenario, near Atar, Mauritania, Feb. 26, 2020. Flintlock is an annual integrated military and law enforcement exercise that has strengthened key partner-nation forces throughout North and West Africa since 2005. Flintlock is U.S. Africa Command's premier and largest annual Special Operations Forces exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Clara Soria-Hernandez)
U.S. Army

African forces train on vehicle intercept at Flintlock 20

Senegalese and Mauritanian soldiers wait for the end of a vehicle interdiction drill, building off intelligence gathered in pursuit of malign actors as part of the Flintlock 20 scenario, near Atar, Mauritania, Feb. 26, 2020. Flintlock is an annual integrated military and law enforcement exercise that has strengthened key partner-nation forces throughout North and West Africa since 2005. Flintlock is [Read More …]

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, 5th Air Force commander, inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 14th Fighter Squadron, Misawa Air Base, Japan, prior to flight during exercise COPE North 20 (CN20) at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 28, 2020. Exercise CN20 is an annual U.S. Pacific Air Forces tri-lateral field training exercise with participants from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and the Royal Australian air force. The primary intent of CN20 is to enhance coordination of combined air tactics, hone techniques and procedures while strengthening security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)
U.S. Air Force

F-16 Fighting Falcon at Cope North 20 (Guam)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, 5th Air Force commander, inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 14th Fighter Squadron, Misawa Air Base, Japan, prior to flight during exercise COPE North 20 (CN20) at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 28, 2020. Exercise CN20 is an annual U.S. Pacific Air Forces tri-lateral field training exercise with participants [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., performs during the Battle Color Ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Feb. 29, 2020. The ceremony was held to celebrate Marine Corps history using music, marching, and precision drill. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Jesula Jeanlouis)
U.S. Marine Corps

Battle Colors

U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., performs during the Battle Color Ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Feb. 29, 2020. The ceremony was held to celebrate Marine Corps history using music, marching, and precision drill. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Jesula Jeanlouis)