A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 hovers over the ocean during a convoy resupply aboard Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, July 29, 2020. HMH-463 and 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment conducted convoy resupply training to support interoperability and demonstrate the capability of executing an expeditionary convoy resupply in austere environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jamie Shadwick)
U.S. Marine Corps

Can I get a refill?: HMH-463, 1/12 conduct convoy resupply

A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 hovers over the ocean during a convoy resupply aboard Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, July 29, 2020. HMH-463 and 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment conducted convoy resupply training to support interoperability and demonstrate the capability of executing an expeditionary convoy resupply in austere environments. (U.S. Marine Corps [Read More …]

200729-N-GA608-2125 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 29, 2020) – An F-35B Lightning II, assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122 also known as the Flying Leathernecks, takes off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island, homeported in San Diego, is conducting routine operations in the eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Aaron Sperle)
U.S. Navy

F-35B Landing

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 29, 2020) – An F-35B Lightning II, assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122 also known as the Flying Leathernecks, takes off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island, homeported in San Diego, is conducting routine operations in the eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist [Read More …]

Romanian photo from Exercise Sea Breeze 2020. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security and peace within the region. (Forțele Navale Române)
U.S. Navy

SB20 (Exercise Sea Breeze 2020)

Romanian photo from Exercise Sea Breeze 2020. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security and peace within the region. (Forțele Navale Române)

Ukrainian photo from Exercise Sea Breeze 2020. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security and peace within the region. (Ministry of Defense of Ukraine)
U.S. Navy

Sea Breeze (SB20)

Ukrainian photo from Exercise Sea Breeze 2020. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security and peace within the region. (Ministry of Defense of Ukraine)

EAST CHINA SEA (July 28, 2020) A close-in weapons system is fired during a live-fire exercise aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners, and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor DiMartino)
U.S. Navy

CIWS is Fired Aboard USS Germantown (LSD 42) During Live-Fire Gunnery Exercise

EAST CHINA SEA (July 28, 2020) A close-in weapons system is fired during a live-fire exercise aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners, and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and [Read More …]

Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion (CLB) 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) attach a block of cement to a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st MEU, for helicopter support team (HST) training, Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, June 18, 2020. The HST training was conducted to increase proficiency at executing external lifts. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. The 31st MEU has implemented strict health protection measures and will continue to conduct mission essential training in support of regional security and stability. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kolby Leger)
U.S. Marine Corps

Loud and Heavy: CLB-31, 31st MEU perform HST on Okinawa

Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion (CLB) 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) attach a block of cement to a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st MEU, for helicopter support team (HST) training, Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, June 18, 2020. The HST training was conducted to increase proficiency at executing external lifts. The 31st MEU, [Read More …]

YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, Wash. – A Green Beret assigned to 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) pulls security at a doorway during a training mission at Yakima Training Center, Washington, July 20, 2020. Green Berets train for wartime missions alongside special operations forces enablers to integrate competencies in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Anthony Bryant)
U.S. Army

Green Berets hone tactics alongside SOF enablers

YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, Wash. – A Green Beret assigned to 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) pulls security at a doorway during a training mission at Yakima Training Center, Washington, July 20, 2020. Green Berets train for wartime missions alongside special operations forces enablers to integrate competencies in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Anthony Bryant)

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 27, 2020) – U.S Maine Corps Sgt. GianMarco Parnell, a reconnaissance Marine with All-Domain Reconnaissance Detachment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, checks his sights during weapons manipulation and dry fire runs aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island, homeported in San Diego, is conducting routine operations in the eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Aaron Sperle)
U.S. Navy

USS Makin Island Underway

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 27, 2020) – U.S Maine Corps Sgt. GianMarco Parnell, a reconnaissance Marine with All-Domain Reconnaissance Detachment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, checks his sights during weapons manipulation and dry fire runs aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island, homeported in San Diego, is conducting routine operations in the eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo [Read More …]

Airmen assigned to the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a B-52H Stratofortress for takeoff during a Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2020. The BTF mission brought B-52H Stratofortress bombers and 2nd Bomb Wing Airmen to the Indo-Pacific theater to test their ability to integrate and operate from a forward location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)
U.S. Air Force

2nd Bomb Wing projects power from the Last Frontier, BTF Alaska

Airmen assigned to the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a B-52H Stratofortress for takeoff during a Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2020. The BTF mission brought B-52H Stratofortress bombers and 2nd Bomb Wing Airmen to the Indo-Pacific theater to test their ability to integrate and operate from a forward location. (U.S. Air [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Andrew Williams, a firepower control team chief with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Information Group, calls for air support during exercise Summer Fury in Yuma, Arizona, July 15, 2020. Summer Fury enhances Marine Air-Ground Task Force integration and increases aviation operations proficiency within I MEF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jennessa Davey)
U.S. Marine Corps

Summer Fury Close Air Support

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Andrew Williams, a firepower control team chief with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Information Group, calls for air support during exercise Summer Fury in Yuma, Arizona, July 15, 2020. Summer Fury enhances Marine Air-Ground Task Force integration and increases aviation operations proficiency within I MEF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo [Read More …]