U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Tyler Allmon, a plane captain with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, looks on as his assigned F/A-18 Hornet gets a final inspection prior to take off at Jackson Jet Center, Boise, Idaho, Oct. 19, 2020. Conducting realistic training at home bases and across the globe is essential to maintaining readiness. VMFAT-101 sent a detachment of Marines to Boise to train with, fly and maintain the Hornet in any environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Levi Voss)
U.S. Marine Corps

VMFAT-101 takes flight in Boise

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Tyler Allmon, a plane captain with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, looks on as his assigned F/A-18 Hornet gets a final inspection prior to take off at Jackson Jet Center, Boise, Idaho, Oct. 19, 2020. Conducting realistic training at home bases and across the globe is essential [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Cpl. Saul Arriaga, a combat engineer with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, carries Bangalore torpedoes while conducting Range 400 as a part of Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 19, 2020. ITX is a 28-day training evolution that involves a series of progressive live-fire exercises that assess the ability and adaptability of a force of more than 3,500 Marines and sailors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Benjamin Aulick)
U.S. Marine Corps

V21 Conducts Range 400

U.S. Marine Cpl. Saul Arriaga, a combat engineer with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, carries Bangalore torpedoes while conducting Range 400 as a part of Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 19, 2020. ITX is a 28-day training evolution that involves a series of progressive live-fire exercises that assess the ability and [Read More …]

An infantryman with 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, pulls security on top of a HMMWV with an M2 Browning .50 caliber machine gun prior to an attack by opposing forces during an exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana, Oct. 18, 2020. The JRTC exercise is a capstone training event that allows 2nd Brigade to achieve certification for worldwide deployment while building interoperability with key allies in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ezra Camarena, 28th Public Affairs Detachment)
U.S. Army

Dar Lam Defense

An infantryman with 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, pulls security on top of a HMMWV with an M2 Browning .50 caliber machine gun prior to an attack by opposing forces during an exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana, Oct. 18, 2020. The JRTC exercise is a capstone training event that [Read More …]

Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment "Cacti", 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conduct Situational Training Exercise (STX) Lanes in order to validate their teams for upcoming live-fire events on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 20, 2020. Cacti Soldiers train and enhance their marksmanship, physical and mental capability in order to increase Lethality on the battlefield and dominate any adversary in any environment. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Robert King)
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Apache and Rock STX

Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment “Cacti”, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conduct Situational Training Exercise (STX) Lanes in order to validate their teams for upcoming live-fire events on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 20, 2020. Cacti Soldiers train and enhance their marksmanship, physical and mental capability in order to increase Lethality on the battlefield and [Read More …]

201010-N-TC847-1361- THE MINCH (Oct. 10, 2020) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) conducts a 5-inch live-fire exercise during Exercise Joint Warrior 20-2, Oct. 10, 2020. Exercise Joint Warrior 20-2 is a U.K.-hosted, multilateral training exercise designed to provide NATO and allied forces with a unique multi-warfare environment to prepare for global operations. U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Christine Montgomery/released)
U.S. Navy

Exercise Joint Warrior 20-2

201010-N-TC847-1361- THE MINCH (Oct. 10, 2020) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) conducts a 5-inch live-fire exercise during Exercise Joint Warrior 20-2, Oct. 10, 2020. Exercise Joint Warrior 20-2 is a U.K.-hosted, multilateral training exercise designed to provide NATO and allied forces with a unique multi-warfare environment to prepare for global operations. U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. Sixth [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Ryan D. Greenwalt, instructor, Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, demonstrates how to secure a mule to a high line during Special Operations Force Horsemanship Course 1-21 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, California, Oct. 12, 2020. The purpose of the advanced horsemanship course is to teach SOF personnel the necessary skills to enable them to ride horses, load pack animals, and maintain animals for military applications in remote and dangerous environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Colton Brownlee)
U.S. Army

SOF Horsemanship

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Ryan D. Greenwalt, instructor, Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, demonstrates how to secure a mule to a high line during Special Operations Force Horsemanship Course 1-21 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, California, Oct. 12, 2020. The purpose of the advanced horsemanship course is to teach SOF personnel the necessary skills to enable [Read More …]

A 3rd Air Support Operations Group Airmen uses a Type 163 Laser Target Designator for a simulated aircraft strike, Sept. 30, 2020, at Centennial Range, New Mexico. During the routine training exercise, Airmen were evaluated on their capability to use the device and communicate with participating aircraft to conduct simulated strikes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adrian Salazar)
U.S. Air Force

Exercise Zia Sun

A 3rd Air Support Operations Group Airmen uses a Type 163 Laser Target Designator for a simulated aircraft strike, Sept. 30, 2020, at Centennial Range, New Mexico. During the routine training exercise, Airmen were evaluated on their capability to use the device and communicate with participating aircraft to conduct simulated strikes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adrian [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, watch the smoke rise from the initial breach at Range 400 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 16, 2020. Range 400 employs realistic live fire training and challenges that produce combat-ready forces in preparation for a Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Willow R. Marshall)
U.S. Marine Corps

V21 Conducts Range 400

U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, watch the smoke rise from the initial breach at Range 400 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 16, 2020. Range 400 employs realistic live fire training and challenges that produce combat-ready forces in preparation for a Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force deployment. (U.S. [Read More …]

200915-N-HS181-1028 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 15, 2020) An F-35C Lightning II from the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 takes off from the flight deck of Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Vinson is currently underway with Carrier Air Wing Two, fully integrating and operating together for the first time since the addition of the F-35C Lightning II. Vinson is completing flight deck certification and carrier air traffic control center certification. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Haydn N. Smith/Released)
U.S. Navy

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Completes Qualifications and Certifications

200915-N-HS181-1028 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 15, 2020) An F-35C Lightning II from the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 takes off from the flight deck of Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Vinson is currently underway with Carrier Air Wing Two, fully integrating and operating together for the first time since the addition of the F-35C Lightning [Read More …]

U.S. Army

25th ID Air Assault Demonstration during Indian Army Vice Chief of the Army Staff Visit

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – A 25th Infantry Division CH-47 Chinook carries a sling load with a M777 Howitzer in preparation for a capabilities demonstration for Lt. Gen. S K Saini, Vice Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army on Schofield Barracks East Range, Hawaii, on Oct. 19, 2020. This visit will enhance the operational and strategic level collaboration [Read More …]