A Negatively Pressured Conex sits on a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. The NPC is the latest isolated containment chamber developed to transport COVID-19 patients, replacing the existing Transport Isolation System. The NPC is an infectious disease containment unit designed to minimize contamination risk to aircrew and medical attendants, while allowing in-flight medical care for patients afflicted by diseases like COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)
U.S. Air Force

New kid on the block: Negatively Pressurized Conex (NPC) arrives at Ramstein

A Negatively Pressured Conex sits on a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. The NPC is the latest isolated containment chamber developed to transport COVID-19 patients, replacing the existing Transport Isolation System. The NPC is an infectious disease containment unit designed to minimize contamination risk to aircrew and medical attendants, while [Read More …]

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle, assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, breaks off after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, during bilateral interoperability training with the Royal Netherland air force over the North Sea, June 26, 2020. Interoperability training remains a symbol of the shared commitment between the Netherlands, the U.S. and NATO to maintaining the continued security of Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)
U.S. Air Force

RAF Mildenhall supports bilateral interoperability training

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle, assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, breaks off after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, during bilateral interoperability training with the Royal Netherland air force over the North Sea, June 26, 2020. Interoperability training remains a symbol of the shared commitment between the Netherlands, the U.S. and [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group and Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines, fire M240B medium machine guns at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 24, 2020. Marines with 5th ANGLICO and Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines, conducted firing drills with the M240B medium machine gun to ensure proficiency with the weapon system and ensure combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew R. Bray)
U.S. Marine Corps

III MEF Marines work on combat proficiency with the M240B medium machine gun

U.S. Marines with 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group and Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines, fire M240B medium machine guns at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 24, 2020. Marines with 5th ANGLICO and Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines, conducted firing drills with the M240B medium machine gun to ensure proficiency with the [Read More …]

PHILIPPINE SEA (June 23, 2020) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) participates in dual carrier operations June 23, 2020. Dual carrier operations unify the tactical power of two individual carrier strike groups, providing fleet commanders with an unmatched, unified credible combat force capable of operating indefinitely. The Nimitz and Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike groups are on scheduled deployments to the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Lynch)
U.S. Navy

USS Russell (DDG 59)

PHILIPPINE SEA (June 23, 2020) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) participates in dual carrier operations June 23, 2020. Dual carrier operations unify the tactical power of two individual carrier strike groups, providing fleet commanders with an unmatched, unified credible combat force capable of operating indefinitely. The Nimitz and Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike groups are on scheduled deployments to [Read More …]

200627-M-KE756-1138 ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 27, 2020) Cpl. Daniel Galloway, rifleman, assigned to Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team 2/8, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast-ropes out of a CH-53E Super Stallion onto the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) June 27, 2020. 26th MEU is conducting operations in U.S. 6th Fleet in support of regional allies and partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tanner Seims/Released)
U.S. Navy

26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) fast-ropes

200627-M-KE756-1138 ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 27, 2020) Cpl. Daniel Galloway, rifleman, assigned to Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team 2/8, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast-ropes out of a CH-53E Super Stallion onto the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) June 27, 2020. 26th MEU is conducting operations in U.S. 6th Fleet in support of regional allies [Read More …]

U.S. Army Spc. Dylan Hearin, left, and Pfc. Darrian Broadnax, right, of the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, fires M320 grenade launchers at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, June 17, 2020. Coalition forces’ training is used to enhance base defense operations to provide better security in Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Derek Mustard)
U.S. Army

M320 Grenade Launchers at Al Asad Air Base

U.S. Army Spc. Dylan Hearin, left, and Pfc. Darrian Broadnax, right, of the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, fires M320 grenade launchers at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, June 17, 2020. Coalition forces’ training is used to enhance base defense operations to provide better security in Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Derek [Read More …]

200624-N-FO574-1007 ARABIAN GULF (June 24, 2020) Two Mark VI patrol boats, assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56, get underway to support a bilateral patrol with the Bahraini coast guard in the Arabian Gulf, June 24, 2020. CTF 56 is responsible for the planning and execution of expeditionary missions - including coastal riverine operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jordan R. Bair)
U.S. Navy

CTF 56 Conducts a Joint Patrol with the Bahraini coast guard in 5th Fleet

200624-N-FO574-1007 ARABIAN GULF (June 24, 2020) Two Mark VI patrol boats, assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56, get underway to support a bilateral patrol with the Bahraini coast guard in the Arabian Gulf, June 24, 2020. CTF 56 is responsible for the planning and execution of expeditionary missions – including coastal riverine operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area [Read More …]

SCHOFIELDS BARRACKS, Hawaii – An infantryman assigned to, Company C, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, established two rope bridges in order to cross the river while conducting a movement to their patrol base at East Range Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, on Jun. 22 2020. This training is aimed to give infantrymen confidence in jungle operations.
U.S. Army

25th Infantry Division uses rope bridges to cross a river while conducting a movement to their patrol base at East Range Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

SCHOFIELDS BARRACKS, Hawaii – An infantryman assigned to, Company C, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, established two rope bridges in order to cross the river while conducting a movement to their patrol base at East Range Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, on Jun. 22 2020. This training is aimed to give infantrymen confidence in jungle [Read More …]

200610-N-RI884-1244 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 10, 2020) An MH-60S helicopter, assigned to the Seaknights of helicopter sea combat squadron (HSC) 26, lifts a cargo net with pallets from the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp is currently underway following a four-month continuous maintenance availability (CMAV). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker)
U.S. Navy

USS WASP (LHD 1) OPERATIONS AT SEA

200610-N-RI884-1244 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 10, 2020) An MH-60S helicopter, assigned to the Seaknights of helicopter sea combat squadron (HSC) 26, lifts a cargo net with pallets from the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp is currently underway following a four-month continuous maintenance availability (CMAV). (U.S. [Read More …]

Soldiers fire illumination mortar rounds as part of a training exercise near At-Tanf Garrison, Syria, June 22, 2020. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has halted face-to-face training with partner forces, the Coalition remains committed to force readiness and ensuring partner forces can enable the lasting defeat of Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Chris Estrada)
U.S. Army

Illumination Mortars Light up the Night at the ATG

Soldiers fire illumination mortar rounds as part of a training exercise near At-Tanf Garrison, Syria, June 22, 2020. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has halted face-to-face training with partner forces, the Coalition remains committed to force readiness and ensuring partner forces can enable the lasting defeat of Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Chris Estrada)