Jason Davis, a cyber technician from the 2nd Audiovisual Squadron, monitors live feed inside a production truck in Support of the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) Onramp 2, Aug. 31, 2020 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.The Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) is an interconnected battle network - the digital architecture or foundation - which collects, processes and shares data relevant to warfighters in order to make better decisions faster in the kill chain. In order to achieve all-domain superiority, it requires that individual military activities not simply be de-conflicted, but rather integrated – activities in one domain must enhance the effectiveness of those in another domain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hernandez)
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ABMS Onramp 2

Jason Davis, a cyber technician from the 2nd Audiovisual Squadron, monitors live feed inside a production truck in Support of the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) Onramp 2, Aug. 31, 2020 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.The Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) is an interconnected battle network – the digital architecture or foundation – which collects, processes and shares data relevant [Read More …]

The New Jersey Korean War Memorial honors the 191,000 New Jerseyans who served in the conflict, and stands where Park Place meets the Boardwalk on land donated by Atlantic City, N.J., Aug. 24, 2020. The Memorial was dedicated Nov. 13, 2000, and features bronze figures of heroic proportions, representing servicemen and women who fought in Korea. The most memorable being the 12 foot tall "Mourning Soldier" who is clutching several dog tags and remembering his lost comrades. Also represented are a Soldier and nurse helping a wounded Soldier and two battlefield reliefs behind sheets of water cascading into reflecting pools. Beneath a sculpted eternal flame is a wall with the names of all New Jersey service members killed or missing in action. In addition, a bas-relief sculpture wall honors the five New Jersey servicemen who were awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in Korea. (New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs photo by Mark C. Olsen)
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New Jersey Korean War Memorial

The New Jersey Korean War Memorial honors the 191,000 New Jerseyans who served in the conflict, and stands where Park Place meets the Boardwalk on land donated by Atlantic City, N.J., Aug. 24, 2020. The Memorial was dedicated Nov. 13, 2000, and features bronze figures of heroic proportions, representing servicemen and women who fought in Korea. The most memorable being [Read More …]

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kristin “Beo” Wolfe, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot, flies alongside Maj. Joshua “Cabo” Gunderson, F-22 Demonstration Team pilot, and two P-51 Mustangs as part of a heritage flight formation Aug. 30, 2020, Orange County Airport, NY. The heritage flight was flown as part of the 2020 New York Air Show, which was held in a drive-in format. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner)
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F-35 Demo Team flies at the 2020 New York Air Show

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kristin “Beo” Wolfe, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot, flies alongside Maj. Joshua “Cabo” Gunderson, F-22 Demonstration Team pilot, and two P-51 Mustangs as part of a heritage flight formation Aug. 30, 2020, Orange County Airport, NY. The heritage flight was flown as part of the 2020 New York Air Show, which was held in a drive-in format. [Read More …]

Memorial statue of Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone at the intersections of West Somerset Street and Colle Sannita Way in Raritan, N.J., Aug. 25, 2020. Basilone received the Medal of Honor for heroism above and beyond the call of duty during the Battle for Henderson Field in the Guadalcanal Campaign, while serving with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, in the Lunga Area, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Oct. 24 and 25, 1942. Basilone was killed in action Feb. 19, 1945, and was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously for extraordinary heroism during the Battle of Iwo Jima. He was the only enlisted Marine to receive both decorations in World War II. On June 6, 1948, the John Basilone American Legion Post in Raritan dedicated the life-size statue of Basilone holding a water-cooled Browning machine gun. The statue was sculpted by childhood friend Phillip Orlando. (New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs photo by Mark C. Olsen)
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John Basilone Statue

Memorial statue of Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone at the intersections of West Somerset Street and Colle Sannita Way in Raritan, N.J., Aug. 25, 2020. Basilone received the Medal of Honor for heroism above and beyond the call of duty during the Battle for Henderson Field in the Guadalcanal Campaign, while serving with the [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 20.2, fires his M4 carbine during a combat marksmanship range in Jordan, Aug. 29, 2020. The CMP range stressed the fundamentals of combat marksmanship and weapons handling. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a crisis response force, prepared to mobilize a variety of capabilities across the region. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Robert Kuehn)
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SPMAGTF-CR-CC 20.2: Irregular Firing Drills in Jordan

A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command 20.2, fires his M4 carbine during a combat marksmanship range in Jordan, Aug. 29, 2020. The CMP range stressed the fundamentals of combat marksmanship and weapons handling. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a crisis response force, prepared to mobilize [Read More …]

200830-N-NO842-1002 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 30, 2020) Live fire from ships and aircraft participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise sink the decommissioned amphibious cargo ship ex-USS Durham (LKA 114) August 30. Ten nations, 22 ships, one submarine, and more than 5,300 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from August 17 to 31 at sea around the Hawaiian Islands. RIMPAC is a biennial exercise designed to foster and sustain cooperative relationships, critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. The exercise is a unique training platform designed to enhance interoperability and strategic maritime partnerships. RIMPAC 2020 is the 27th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy courtesy photo)
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RIMPAC 2020 Participants Conduct Sinking Exercise

200830-N-NO842-1002 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 30, 2020) Live fire from ships and aircraft participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise sink the decommissioned amphibious cargo ship ex-USS Durham (LKA 114) August 30. Ten nations, 22 ships, one submarine, and more than 5,300 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from August 17 to 31 at sea around the Hawaiian Islands. RIMPAC [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, fire an M2 .50 caliber machine gun on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 26, 2020. This training helps artillery Marines remain proficient in crew severed weapons systems used to defend the M777 howitzer while in a defensive position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jackson Dukes)
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3/12 Conducts Crew Served Weapons Training.

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, fire an M2 .50 caliber machine gun on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 26, 2020. This training helps artillery Marines remain proficient in crew severed weapons systems used to defend the M777 howitzer while in a defensive position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jackson Dukes)

A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, assigned to Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 20.2, fires his M4 carbine at targets during a combat marksmanship range in Syria, Aug. 21, 2020. The international Coalition continues to operate in Iraq and Syria to support our security partners in defeating Daesh and providing safety and security to their citizens. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brendan Custer)
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SPMAGTF-CR-CC Night Range in Syria

A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, assigned to Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command 20.2, fires his M4 carbine at targets during a combat marksmanship range in Syria, Aug. 21, 2020. The international Coalition continues to operate in Iraq and Syria to support our security partners in defeating Daesh and providing [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 20.2, sights in on a M240B prior to a combined arms range in Jordan, Aug. 28, 2020. The range focused on the fundamentals of combined arms and crew-served weapons handling. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a crisis response force, prepared to mobilize a variety of capabilities across the region. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Robert Kuehn)
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SPMAGTF-CR-CC 20.2: 2/5 Machine Gun Range in Jordan

A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command 20.2, sights in on a M240B prior to a combined arms range in Jordan, Aug. 28, 2020. The range focused on the fundamentals of combined arms and crew-served weapons handling. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a crisis response force, [Read More …]

AH-64 Apache pilots with 2-6 Cavalry Squadron, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, conducted Advanced Aerial Gunnery Tables in August at Pōhakuloa Training Area, Hawaii. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sarah D. Sangster)
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AH-64 Apaches Aerial Gunnery at PTA

AH-64 Apache pilots with 2-6 Cavalry Squadron, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, conducted Advanced Aerial Gunnery Tables in August at Pōhakuloa Training Area, Hawaii. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sarah D. Sangster)