Capt Michael Delaisse with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 flies an F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter after taking off from Royal Air Force Station Marham, United Kingdom, on Oct 26, 2020. VMFA-211 launched all ten of their 5th generation fighters to support Exercise Crimson Warrior and conduct unit level training. The Wake Island Avengers are committed to maintain maximum combat readiness while conducting realistic, relevant training at home and abroad.
U.S. Marine Corps

VMFA-211 Flies the Barn

Capt Michael Delaisse with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 flies an F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter after taking off from Royal Air Force Station Marham, United Kingdom, on Oct 26, 2020. VMFA-211 launched all ten of their 5th generation fighters to support Exercise Crimson Warrior and conduct unit level training. The Wake Island Avengers are committed to maintain [Read More …]

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 1-4 Infantry Regiment with Italian soldiers assigned to the 1st Field Artillery Regiment (Mountain) drive a tank through a barricade during crowd control training at Hohenfels, Germany on Oct. 26, 2020. Training at JMRC provides USAREUR-specific training, followed by a mission rehearsal exercise to hone the skills of the battle group headquarters prior to deployment to Kosovo. KFOR 28 builds readiness and interoperability, promotes regional stability and enhances relationships between allied and partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Audrequez Evans).
U.S. Army

Italian soldiers conduct crowd control training during KFOR 28

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 1-4 Infantry Regiment with Italian soldiers assigned to the 1st Field Artillery Regiment (Mountain) drive a tank through a barricade during crowd control training at Hohenfels, Germany on Oct. 26, 2020. Training at JMRC provides USAREUR-specific training, followed by a mission rehearsal exercise to hone the skills of the battle group headquarters prior to deployment [Read More …]

201026-N-BR419-1007 PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 26, 2020) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, attached to the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, launches from the flight deck of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Keen Sword 21. Keen Sword is an example of the strength of U.S.-Japan Alliance, the foundation of peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region for more than 60 years. The relationships built and maintained during these events are critical to our shared capability to respond to contingencies at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Oswald Felix Jr.)
U.S. Navy

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Underway Operations

201026-N-BR419-1007 PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 26, 2020) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, attached to the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, launches from the flight deck of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Keen Sword 21. Keen Sword is an example of the strength of U.S.-Japan Alliance, the foundation of peace and security in the [Read More …]

An AH-1Z Cobra from the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167, Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, is on displayed on the flightline at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 21, 2020. Two AH-1Z Cobras and two UH-1Y Hueys were at Keesler for joint training with the Marine Special Operations Command during their RAVEN exercise from Oct. 12-21. RAVEN is the exercise Marine Raiders complete after their six-month training cycle in preparation for deployment to ensure operational readiness of the Marine Special Operations Teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
U.S. Air Force

Marines participate in exercise to ensure operational readiness

An AH-1Z Cobra from the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167, Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, is on displayed on the flightline at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 21, 2020. Two AH-1Z Cobras and two UH-1Y Hueys were at Keesler for joint training with the Marine Special Operations Command during their RAVEN exercise from Oct. 12-21. [Read More …]

U.S. Air Force maintainers service a U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle participating in AGILE FLAG 21-1 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 24, 2020. Air Combat Command’s AGILE FLAG 21-1 experiment will test the 366th Fighter Wing’s (Mountain Home AFB, Idaho) ability to deploy into theatre as a lead Air Expeditionary Wing with wing-level air staff 21-29 Oct. 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Kayla Fitzgerald)
U.S. Air Force

F-15Es arrive at Tyndall

U.S. Air Force maintainers service a U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle participating in AGILE FLAG 21-1 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 24, 2020. Air Combat Command’s AGILE FLAG 21-1 experiment will test the 366th Fighter Wing’s (Mountain Home AFB, Idaho) ability to deploy into theatre as a lead Air Expeditionary Wing with wing-level air staff 21-29 Oct. [Read More …]

Recruits with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in log drills at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Oct. 26, 2020. Drill instructors motivated the recruits to push themselves to get the most out of their workout. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brooke C. Woods)
U.S. Marine Corps

Golf Company Log Drills

Recruits with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in log drills at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Oct. 26, 2020. Drill instructors motivated the recruits to push themselves to get the most out of their workout. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brooke C. Woods)

United States Marine Corps F/A-18 with Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224 (VMFA(AW)-224), Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, waits at the hold short aboard Naval Air Facility El Centro, California on Oct. 19, 2020. VMFA(AW)-224 is participating in Service Level Training Exercise 1-21 in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructors Course 1-21 and Integrated Training Exercise 1-21 to further hone the squadron’s ability to operate as a cohesive unit while forward deployed in support of our nation’s objectives.
U.S. Marine Corps

VMFA(AW)-224 F/A-18 Hornets at Sunset

United States Marine Corps F/A-18 with Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224 (VMFA(AW)-224), Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, waits at the hold short aboard Naval Air Facility El Centro, California on Oct. 19, 2020. VMFA(AW)-224 is participating in Service Level Training Exercise 1-21 in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructors Course 1-21 and Integrated Training Exercise [Read More …]

U.S. Navy ships assigned to the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group joined ships of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Escort Flotilla 1, Escort Flotilla 4, and the Royal Canadian Navy in formation during Keen Sword 21. Keen Sword is an example of the strength of the U.S.-Japan Alliance, the foundation of peace and security in the Indo-pacific region for 60 years. The relationships built and maintained during these events are critical to our shared capability to respond to contingencies at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Askia Collins)
U.S. Navy

Keen Sword 21 PHOTOEX

U.S. Navy ships assigned to the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group joined ships of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Escort Flotilla 1, Escort Flotilla 4, and the Royal Canadian Navy in formation during Keen Sword 21. Keen Sword is an example of the strength of the U.S.-Japan Alliance, the foundation of peace and security in the Indo-pacific region for 60 [Read More …]

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron, lands at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Oct. 15, 2020. The 492nd FS returned from a six-month deployment in support of U.S. Air Force Central Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)
U.S. Air Force

48th FW welcomes home deployers

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron, lands at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Oct. 15, 2020. The 492nd FS returned from a six-month deployment in support of U.S. Air Force Central Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Albanian Soldiers assigned to 3-rd COY underwent crowd riot control training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center on Oct. 25, 2020, as part of training for KFOR 28. The Albanian Armed Force’s participation in KFOR training enhances professional relationships and improves overall coordination with allies and partners during a crisis. (US Army Photo by Sgt. Amanda Fry).
U.S. Army

Crowd Riot Control Training

Albanian Soldiers assigned to 3-rd COY underwent crowd riot control training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center on Oct. 25, 2020, as part of training for KFOR 28. The Albanian Armed Force’s participation in KFOR training enhances professional relationships and improves overall coordination with allies and partners during a crisis. (US Army Photo by Sgt. Amanda Fry).