U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, currently attached to 4th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, demonstrate expeditionary advanced basing capabilities Oct. 7 to 8, 2020, as part of Exercise Noble Fury, from Okinawa to Ie Shima and across surrounding waters. The Marines rapidly inserted via an air assault, defeated simulated adversary forces, secured the airfield, and established defensive positions around the island to enable follow-on operations in support of the navy including a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System Rapid Infiltration mission under the cover of darkness. This exercise showcased survivability and lethality of the Navy and Marine Corps while operating in a distributed maritime environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Josue Marquez)
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Exercise Noble Fury

U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, currently attached to 4th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, demonstrate expeditionary advanced basing capabilities Oct. 7 to 8, 2020, as part of Exercise Noble Fury, from Okinawa to Ie Shima and across surrounding waters. The Marines rapidly inserted via an air assault, defeated simulated adversary forces, secured the airfield, and established defensive [Read More …]

PB Mk VI 1206 assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 3 prepares to board the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), Oct. 4, 2020. Maritime Expeditionary Security Force and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Sailors assigned to Commander, Task Force 75 (CTF 75) embarked and are conducting integrated littoral maritime security operations from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) with the Marines and Sailors already deployed as Task Force Ellis from I Marine Expeditionary Force. PB Mk VI provides increased capabilities to amphibious warships and can operate directly in support of the Navy platform or independently in support of mission tasking. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Manuel A. Serrano)
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USS Comstock (LSD 45) | Patrol Boat Mk VI Integration

PB Mk VI 1206 assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 3 prepares to board the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), Oct. 4, 2020. Maritime Expeditionary Security Force and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Sailors assigned to Commander, Task Force 75 (CTF 75) embarked and are conducting integrated littoral maritime security operations from the amphibious dock landing ship [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, and Headquarter and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Installation Pacific, execute refueling operations, on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 7, 2020. MCAS Futenma was essential to mission success in getting F-35B Lightning II aircrafts refueled and back to the operation. VMFA-121 is the first forward-deployed Marine F-35B squadron, capable of close air support and strike missions in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
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Refueling F-35B Lightning II aircraft

U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, and Headquarter and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Installation Pacific, execute refueling operations, on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 7, 2020. MCAS Futenma was essential to mission success in getting F-35B Lightning II aircrafts refueled and back to the operation. VMFA-121 is the first forward-deployed [Read More …]

Capt Michael Delaisse with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 completes pre-flight checks in an F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aboard Her Majesty's Ship (HMS) Queen Elizabeth at sea on 27 September, 2020. VMFA-211 is deployed aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth to conduct training with their United Kingdom counterparts in preparation for the UK's Carrier Strike Group deployment this spring. The U.S. Marine Corps is supporting this historic deployment in support of USMC, DoD, National and Allied objectives.
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Another Day in the Office

Capt Michael Delaisse with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 completes pre-flight checks in an F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aboard Her Majesty’s Ship (HMS) Queen Elizabeth at sea on 27 September, 2020. VMFA-211 is deployed aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth to conduct training with their United Kingdom counterparts in preparation for the UK’s Carrier Strike Group deployment this spring. [Read More …]

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Operational Test aircraft assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, launches from the flight line at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Sept. 18, 2020. Tyndall hosted a Weapons System Evaluation Program on behalf of Air Combat Command to utilize the invaluable air space over the Gulf of Mexico. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)
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Tyndall holds Weapons System Evaluation Program

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Operational Test aircraft assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, launches from the flight line at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Sept. 18, 2020. Tyndall hosted a Weapons System Evaluation Program on behalf of Air Combat Command to utilize the invaluable air space over the Gulf of Mexico. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior [Read More …]

United States Marine Corps Maj. Elisha Keller, the executive officer of Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 224 (VMFA(AW)-224), Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, inspects two GBU-12 Paveway II bombs aboard Naval Air Facility El Centro, California on Sept. 28, 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.
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VMFA(AW)-224 Marines Prepare Aircraft for Departure

United States Marine Corps Maj. Elisha Keller, the executive officer of Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 224 (VMFA(AW)-224), Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, inspects two GBU-12 Paveway II bombs aboard Naval Air Facility El Centro, California on Sept. 28, 2020. VMFA(AW)-224 is participating in Service Level Training Exercise 1-21 in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructors Course [Read More …]

U.S. Army Soldiers conduct a convoy in northeastern Syria Sept. 20, 2020. The Soldiers are in Syria to support the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) mission. CJTF-OIR remains committed to working by, with and through our partners to ensure the enduring defeat of Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Michael West)
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Bradley Convoy in northeastern Syria

U.S. Army Soldiers conduct a convoy in northeastern Syria Sept. 20, 2020. The Soldiers are in Syria to support the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) mission. CJTF-OIR remains committed to working by, with and through our partners to ensure the enduring defeat of Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Michael West)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, takes off at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Oct. 6, 2020. The 48th Fighter Wing conducts routine training in order to enhance combat readiness and increase the tactical proficiency needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defense of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)
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The Liberty Wing takes flight

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, takes off at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Oct. 6, 2020. The 48th Fighter Wing conducts routine training in order to enhance combat readiness and increase the tactical proficiency needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defense of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps mortarmen with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines fire a M252 81mm mortar system during a call for fire from 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company on W-174, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 30, 2020. 5th ANGLICO coordinates close air support and assault support that incorporates long range ground based sensors and live mortar fire. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Colton K. Garrett)
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5th ANGLICO Conducts Call For Fire Training

U.S. Marine Corps mortarmen with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines fire a M252 81mm mortar system during a call for fire from 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company on W-174, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 30, 2020. 5th ANGLICO coordinates close air support and assault support that incorporates long range ground based sensors and live mortar fire. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance [Read More …]