A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing sits on the flight line during sunrise at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio, Sep. 21, 2020. Located within one hour flying time of 60% of the U.S. population, the 121st ARW is ideally positioned to support numerous missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Gibbs)
U.S. Air National Guard

Flight line at sunrise

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing sits on the flight line during sunrise at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio, Sep. 21, 2020. Located within one hour flying time of 60% of the U.S. population, the 121st ARW is ideally positioned to support numerous missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Gibbs)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Tyler Hall, a section chief with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, helps dig an emplacement for a M777A2 Howitzer during a direct fire artillery training event aboard Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Sept. 20, 2020. Marines with 1/12 conducted the training as part of Spartan Fury, a training exercise that aims to strengthen the artillery unit’s expeditionary readiness and tactical proficiency. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Luke Kuennen)
U.S. Marine Corps

Charlie Battery conducts direct fire training, PTA

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Tyler Hall, a section chief with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, helps dig an emplacement for a M777A2 Howitzer during a direct fire artillery training event aboard Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Sept. 20, 2020. Marines with 1/12 conducted the training as part of Spartan Fury, a training exercise that aims to strengthen the artillery [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment (V12), 3d Marine Division, guides their fellow Marine during a pulley system during the Infantry Jungle Skills Course (IJSC) at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan, September 17th, 2020. IJSC is a two-week long course that teaches Marines to increase survivability and lethality while operating in a jungle environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alize Sotelo)
U.S. Marine Corps

Welcome to the Jungle: V12 executes Infantry Jungle Skills Course

U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment (V12), 3d Marine Division, guides their fellow Marine during a pulley system during the Infantry Jungle Skills Course (IJSC) at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan, September 17th, 2020. IJSC is a two-week long course that teaches Marines to increase survivability and lethality while operating in a jungle [Read More …]

OKINAWA, Japan (Sept. 19, 2020) Landing Craft, Air Cushion 10, assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7, currently attached to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), arrives at Blue Beach during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of Expeditionary Strike Group Seven (ESG 7), 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 Taylor DiMartino)
U.S. Navy

LCACs from NBU 7 Conduct Amphibious Operations on Blue Beach, Okinawa

OKINAWA, Japan (Sept. 19, 2020) Landing Craft, Air Cushion 10, assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7, currently attached to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), arrives at Blue Beach during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of Expeditionary Strike Group Seven (ESG 7), along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of [Read More …]

A Soldier with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment looks through the optic device of the Drone Defender V2 during Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems training at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Aug. 19, 2020. The Drone Defender V2 is an electronic warfare weapon that is capable of downing and disabling a small Unmanned Aircraft System, also known as a drone. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Sirrina Martinez)
U.S. Army

Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment conduct Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training

A Soldier with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment looks through the optic device of the Drone Defender V2 during Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems training at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Aug. 19, 2020. The Drone Defender V2 is an electronic warfare weapon that is capable of downing and disabling a small Unmanned Aircraft System, also known as a drone. (U.S. [Read More …]

SANTA RITA, Guam (Sept. 24, 2020) Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) steams towards Apra Harbor before arriving at its new homeport in Santa Rita, Guam. The new Fast Response Cutter (FRC) is the first of three scheduled to be stationed on Guam and is replacing the 30-year old 110-foot Island-class patrol boats. FRCs are equipped with new advanced command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems and boast greater range and endurance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class MacAdam Kane Weissman)
U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) Arrives at New Homeport in Guam

SANTA RITA, Guam (Sept. 24, 2020) Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) steams towards Apra Harbor before arriving at its new homeport in Santa Rita, Guam. The new Fast Response Cutter (FRC) is the first of three scheduled to be stationed on Guam and is replacing the 30-year old 110-foot Island-class patrol boats. FRCs are equipped with new advanced [Read More …]

ROTA, Spain (Sep. 15, 2020) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 lay down another section of the geo-tech layer during coastal erosion restoration onboard Naval Air Station Rota. NMCB 133 is forward-deployed to execute construction, humanitarian assistance, and theater security cooperation in the U.S 5th, 6th, and 7th Fleet areas of operation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist George M. Bell/Released)
U.S. Navy

NMCB 133 Continues Cliff Erosion Prevention Project onboard Naval Station Rota

ROTA, Spain (Sep. 15, 2020) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 lay down another section of the geo-tech layer during coastal erosion restoration onboard Naval Air Station Rota. NMCB 133 is forward-deployed to execute construction, humanitarian assistance, and theater security cooperation in the U.S 5th, 6th, and 7th Fleet areas of operation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass [Read More …]

200923-N-KB540-3079 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 23, 2020) –An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Flying Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122, flies above the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Sept. 23, 2020. Theodore Roosevelt is underway in the Eastern Pacific conducting routine operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alexander B. Williams)
U.S. Navy

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 23, 2020) –An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Flying Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122, flies above the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Sept. 23, 2020. Theodore Roosevelt is underway in the Eastern Pacific conducting routine operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alexander B. Williams)

200914-N-RI884-1295 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 14, 2020) Flight deck crew members stand watch during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp is currently underway conducting regularly scheduled qualifications. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker)
U.S. Navy

USS Wasp Operations at Sea

200914-N-RI884-1295 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 14, 2020) Flight deck crew members stand watch during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp is currently underway conducting regularly scheduled qualifications. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker)