PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 22, 2020) Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct a night shoot aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans, 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. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham)
U.S. Marine Corps

Day or Night; Marines with 2/4 fire modified table 6 range aboard New Orleans

PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 22, 2020) Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct a night shoot aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans, 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 [Read More …]

LtCol Joseph Freshour, the commanding officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211, accelerates as he prepares to launch from the deck of Her Majesty's Ship (HMS) Queen Elizabeth armed with a Gun Pod Unit (GPU) - 9/A, at sea on 28 September, 2020. Freshour became the first F-35B Joint Strike Fighter pilot to fly from the deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth while carrying a GPU. This milestone continues VMFA-211's preparation for the United Kingdom's Carrier Strike Group global deployment.
U.S. Marine Corps

Guns on Deck, History is Made

LtCol Joseph Freshour, the commanding officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211, accelerates as he prepares to launch from the deck of Her Majesty’s Ship (HMS) Queen Elizabeth armed with a Gun Pod Unit (GPU) – 9/A, at sea on 28 September, 2020. Freshour became the first F-35B Joint Strike Fighter pilot to fly from the deck of HMS [Read More …]

A U.S. Army Soldier throws a smoke grenade during the Infantry Advanced Leaders Course on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Sept. 24, 2020. The Infantry Advanced Leaders Course was hosted by the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 254th Regional Training Institute. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
U.S. Army

254th Regiment’s Infantry Advanced Leader Course

A U.S. Army Soldier throws a smoke grenade during the Infantry Advanced Leaders Course on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Sept. 24, 2020. The Infantry Advanced Leaders Course was hosted by the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 254th Regional Training Institute. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

200927-N-DL524-1173 PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 27, 2020) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115, prepares to land on the flight deck of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the United States, as well as the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Erica Bechard)
U.S. Navy

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Flight Operations

200927-N-DL524-1173 PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 27, 2020) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115, prepares to land on the flight deck of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the United States, as [Read More …]

Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division executed a live fire range using the Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided or TOW weapon system. This Improved Target Acquisition System (ITAS) provides long-range sensor and anti-armor/precision assault fire capabilities, enabling the Soldier to shape the battlefield by detecting and engaging targets at long range with Tube-Launched, Optically Tracked, Wireless-Guided (TOW) Missiles; or directing the employment of other weapon systems to destroy those targets. ITAS is a multipurpose weapon system, used as a reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition sensor.
U.S. Army

82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers Conduct TOW/ITAS Live Fire Range

Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division executed a live fire range using the Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided or TOW weapon system. This Improved Target Acquisition System (ITAS) provides long-range sensor and anti-armor/precision assault fire capabilities, enabling the Soldier to shape the battlefield by detecting and engaging targets at long range with Tube-Launched, Optically Tracked, Wireless-Guided (TOW) Missiles; or directing [Read More …]

U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II pilot from the 33rd Fighter Wing, prepares for takeoff during Exercise Savannah Shift, Sept. 22, 2020, at Savannah Air National Guard Base, Georgia. Exercise Savannah Shift is a joint aerial combat training exercise hosted by the Georgia Air National Guard and is the Air National Guard's largest fighter integration, air-to-air training exercise encompassing 4th- and 5th-generation aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Heather Leveille)
U.S. Air Force

Rise and Shine

U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II pilot from the 33rd Fighter Wing, prepares for takeoff during Exercise Savannah Shift, Sept. 22, 2020, at Savannah Air National Guard Base, Georgia. Exercise Savannah Shift is a joint aerial combat training exercise hosted by the Georgia Air National Guard and is the Air National Guard’s largest fighter integration, air-to-air training exercise encompassing 4th- [Read More …]

200924-N-GR655-237 GROTON, Conn. (September 25, 2020) - The Virginia-class submarine USS Indiana (SSN 789) arrives at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn. Sept. 25. Indiana returned to homeport from its maiden six-month deployment to the 6th Fleet area of operations supporting the chief of naval operation’s maritime strategy in supporting national security interests and maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Joshua Karsten/RELEASED)
U.S. Navy

USS Indiana (SSN 789) Returns to Groton from Deployment

200924-N-GR655-237 GROTON, Conn. (September 25, 2020) – The Virginia-class submarine USS Indiana (SSN 789) arrives at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn. Sept. 25. Indiana returned to homeport from its maiden six-month deployment to the 6th Fleet area of operations supporting the chief of naval operation’s maritime strategy in supporting national security interests and maritime security operations. (U.S. [Read More …]

200903-M-NK334-0003 JORDAN (Sept. 2, 2020) A Royal Jordanian Marine prepares to fire an RPG-30 during Exercise INFINITE DEFENDER 20 in Jordan, Sept. 3, 2020. INFINITE DEFENDER 20 is an annual, bilateral explosive ordnance disposal and maritime security exercise between U.S. 5th Fleet and the Royal Jordanian Navy to enhance mutual capabilities and interoperability. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Robert Kuehn)
U.S. Marine Corps

SPMAGTF-CR-CC 20.2: Infinite Defender 20 Rocket Range

200903-M-NK334-0003 JORDAN (Sept. 2, 2020) A Royal Jordanian Marine prepares to fire an RPG-30 during Exercise INFINITE DEFENDER 20 in Jordan, Sept. 3, 2020. INFINITE DEFENDER 20 is an annual, bilateral explosive ordnance disposal and maritime security exercise between U.S. 5th Fleet and the Royal Jordanian Navy to enhance mutual capabilities and interoperability. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Robert [Read More …]

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles, F-15E Strike Eagles, and Royal Saudi Air Force F-15SAs fly over Saudi Arabia while participating in a large formation exercise, Sept. 10, 2020. AFCENT continues to build and strengthen our regional partners by training alongside one another, integrating capabilities and increasing interoperability to project agile combat employment from established and austere locations throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Duncan C. Bevan)
U.S. Air Force

U.S. and Saudi F-15s conduct Large Formation Exercise

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles, F-15E Strike Eagles, and Royal Saudi Air Force F-15SAs fly over Saudi Arabia while participating in a large formation exercise, Sept. 10, 2020. AFCENT continues to build and strengthen our regional partners by training alongside one another, integrating capabilities and increasing interoperability to project agile combat employment from established [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command conducts a room clearing maneuver during Exercise INFINITE DEFENDER 20 in Jordan, Sept. 1, 2020. Exercise INFINITE DEFENDER 20 is an annual, bilateral explosive ordnance disposal and maritime security exercise between U.S. 5th Fleet and the Royal Jordanian Navy to enhance mutual capabilities and interoperability. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Robert Kuehn)
U.S. Marine Corps

SPMAGTF-CR-CC 20.2: Infinite Defender 20

U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command conducts a room clearing maneuver during Exercise INFINITE DEFENDER 20 in Jordan, Sept. 1, 2020. Exercise INFINITE DEFENDER 20 is an annual, bilateral explosive ordnance disposal and maritime security exercise between U.S. 5th Fleet and the Royal Jordanian Navy to enhance mutual capabilities and interoperability. [Read More …]