200911-N-NC885-2085 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 11, 2020) Engineman 2nd Class Samantha Riley, from Rockford, Ill., assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) dressed in firefighting gear and walks laps around the ship in memory of the firefighters who lost their lives responding to the Sept. 11th attacks. Sterett is part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Drace Wilson/RELEASED)
U.S. Navy

Sterett Sailors Sailors Participate in 9/11 Remembrance Walk

200911-N-NC885-2085 GULF OF OMAN (Sept. 11, 2020) Engineman 2nd Class Samantha Riley, from Rockford, Ill., assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) dressed in firefighting gear and walks laps around the ship in memory of the firefighters who lost their lives responding to the Sept. 11th attacks. Sterett is part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group [Read More …]

200911-N-NJ919-1025 PHILLIPINE SEA (Sept. 10, 2020) Lance Cpl. Juan Ontiveros, an air traffic controller navigational aid technician, assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, calibrates a tactical air navigation system aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, lead ship of the America Amphibious Ready Group, assigned to Amphibious Squadron Eleven, along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility 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. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter Estrada)
U.S. Navy

Marine sets up a tactical air navigation system

200911-N-NJ919-1025 PHILLIPINE SEA (Sept. 10, 2020) Lance Cpl. Juan Ontiveros, an air traffic controller navigational aid technician, assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, calibrates a tactical air navigation system aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, lead ship of the America Amphibious Ready Group, assigned to Amphibious Squadron Eleven, along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary [Read More …]

200905-N-QM905-1155 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Sept. 5, 2020) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Archangels of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 Detachment 6 launches from the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, lead ship of the America Amphibious Ready Group, assigned to Amphibious Squadron 11, along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility 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. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shelby Tucker)
U.S. Navy

MH-60S Sea Hawk Launches from USS America Flight Deck

200905-N-QM905-1155 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Sept. 5, 2020) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Archangels of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 Detachment 6 launches from the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, lead ship of the America Amphibious Ready Group, assigned to Amphibious Squadron 11, along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary [Read More …]

RAF Typhoon aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth that are currently operating from Leuchars Station have intercepted two Russian aircraft off the Scottish Coast. Quick Reaction Alert Typhoons are currently based at former RAF Leuchars, which is now the British Army’s Leuchars Station, the home of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. They recently relocated temporarily while the intersection of the runways at RAF Lossiemouth is resurfaced and this is the first scramble since the Typhoons have returned to the former RAF Station. The Russian aircraft were identified as a TU-142 Bear F maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft. This scramble has been caused by the Russian aircraft entering the UK Flight Information Region, the UK’s controlled zone of international airspace. Monitoring this zone ensures the safe passage for all other aircraft, including civilian transatlantic airliners that are under UK civilian air traffic control.
Ministry of Defence

RAF TYPHOONS INTERCEPT RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT OFF SCOTTISH COAST

RAF Typhoon aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth that are currently operating from Leuchars Station have intercepted two Russian aircraft off the Scottish Coast. Quick Reaction Alert Typhoons are currently based at former RAF Leuchars, which is now the British Army’s Leuchars Station, the home of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. They recently relocated temporarily while the intersection of the runways at [Read More …]

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Nansel, middle, 353rd Civil Affairs Command qualification participant, clears the chamber of an M240 with Pvt. Joan Fernandez, 353rd CACOM qualification participant, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Sept. 11, 2020. Soldiers assigned to the 353rd CACOM use U.S. Army Activity, Dix, ranges to sharpen skills, such as firing an M240, and maintain proficiency in long range firing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Azaria E. Foster)
U.S. Air Force

M240 firing keeps soldiers on target

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Nansel, middle, 353rd Civil Affairs Command qualification participant, clears the chamber of an M240 with Pvt. Joan Fernandez, 353rd CACOM qualification participant, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Sept. 11, 2020. Soldiers assigned to the 353rd CACOM use U.S. Army Activity, Dix, ranges to sharpen skills, such as firing an M240, and maintain proficiency in long [Read More …]

Senior Airman Peyton Van Nest, 51st Combat Communications Special Mission Squadron radio frequency transmission system technician from Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, sets up a satellite communications antenna during Exercise Agile Reaper, Sept. 5, 2020, at Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California. This routine exercise supports Total Force training and education of aircrew and support personnel to strengthen relationships, improve readiness, and boost lethality. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)
U.S. Air Force

Agile Reaper equipment arrives at Naval Air Station Point Mugu

Senior Airman Peyton Van Nest, 51st Combat Communications Special Mission Squadron radio frequency transmission system technician from Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, sets up a satellite communications antenna during Exercise Agile Reaper, Sept. 5, 2020, at Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California. This routine exercise supports Total Force training and education of aircrew and support personnel to strengthen relationships, improve [Read More …]

Soldier from the Dakota Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, adjusts tank before initiating table V on Sept. 9, 2020 Fort Carson, Co. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc Ruby Torres)
U.S. Army

Gunnery Table V

Soldier from the Dakota Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, adjusts tank before initiating table V on Sept. 9, 2020 Fort Carson, Co. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc Ruby Torres)

A T-45C Goshawk, attached to Training Air Wing 2, approaches USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) flight deck Sept. 10, 2020. Ford is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dalton Lowing)
U.S. Navy

Flight Operations

A T-45C Goshawk, attached to Training Air Wing 2, approaches USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) flight deck Sept. 10, 2020. Ford is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dalton Lowing)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 11, 2020) – Royal Australian Navy, Republic of Korea Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and United States Navy warships sail in formation during the Pacific Vanguard 2020 exercise. Pacific Vanguard serves as an opportunity to exercise and improve multinational interoperability at all levels; to improve tactical proficiency; and to adapt to ever changing regional challenges. Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) 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. (Official Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force photo)
U.S. Navy

Royal Australian Navy, Republic of Korea Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and United States Navy warships sail in formation during the Pacific Vanguard 2020 exercise

PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 11, 2020) – Royal Australian Navy, Republic of Korea Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and United States Navy warships sail in formation during the Pacific Vanguard 2020 exercise. Pacific Vanguard serves as an opportunity to exercise and improve multinational interoperability at all levels; to improve tactical proficiency; and to adapt to ever changing regional challenges. Arleigh Burke-class [Read More …]

Defense Department Chief Management Officer Lisa W. Hershman salutes with officers of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency at the unfurling of an American flag at dawn at the Pentagon on the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks, Washington, D.C., Sept. 11, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)
News

Pentagon Honors Victims of 9/11 Attacks

Defense Department Chief Management Officer Lisa W. Hershman salutes with officers of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency at the unfurling of an American flag at dawn at the Pentagon on the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks, Washington, D.C., Sept. 11, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)