A U.S Air Force F-22 Raptor flies alongside an F-16 Fighting Falcon, A-10 Thunderbolt II and F-35 Lightning II during a performance in Stuart, Fla., Nov. 7, 2020. All four Air Combat Command single-ship demonstration teams travel air shows across the world to showcase the unique performance and capabilities of modern American air power. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Sam Eckholm)
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Raptor Soars Over Stuart

A U.S Air Force F-22 Raptor flies alongside an F-16 Fighting Falcon, A-10 Thunderbolt II and F-35 Lightning II during a performance in Stuart, Fla., Nov. 7, 2020. All four Air Combat Command single-ship demonstration teams travel air shows across the world to showcase the unique performance and capabilities of modern American air power. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st [Read More …]

Soldiers assigned to 41st Field Artillery Brigade disassemble their TM-54 tent before jumping their Tactical Operation Center to another location on Grafenwöhr Training Area, Germany as part of Rail Gunner Lightning on Oct. 24, 2020. Rail Gunner Lightning is the first brigade level field training exercise since 41st Field Artillery Brigades reactivation. (Official U.S. Army photo by Maj. Joe Bush)
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41st Field Artillery Brigade engage in Rail Gunner Lightning, their first field training exercise since reactivation.

Soldiers assigned to 41st Field Artillery Brigade disassemble their TM-54 tent before jumping their Tactical Operation Center to another location on Grafenwöhr Training Area, Germany as part of Rail Gunner Lightning on Oct. 24, 2020. Rail Gunner Lightning is the first brigade level field training exercise since 41st Field Artillery Brigades reactivation. (Official U.S. Army photo by Maj. Joe Bush)

Ships from multiple nations sail in formation during a live-fire gunnery exercise as part of Malabar 2020. Malabar is an India-led multinational exercise designed to enhance cooperation between Indian Navy (IN), Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. maritime forces. Australian, Indian, Japanese and American maritime forces routinely operate together in the Indo-Pacific, fostering a cooperative approach toward regional security and stability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)
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McCain conducts GUNEX during Malabar 2020

Ships from multiple nations sail in formation during a live-fire gunnery exercise as part of Malabar 2020. Malabar is an India-led multinational exercise designed to enhance cooperation between Indian Navy (IN), Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. maritime forces. Australian, Indian, Japanese and American maritime forces routinely operate together in the Indo-Pacific, fostering a cooperative [Read More …]

A B-1B Lancer aircraft takes off during a Bomber Task Force training mission at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Nov. 3, 2020. Airmen with the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron continuously conduct missions throughout the Into-Pacific region to showcase their ability to deliver lethal, ready and long-range strike options to geographic combatant commanders anytime, anywhere during the deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)
U.S. Air Force

9th EBS completes sorties, hot-pit training

A B-1B Lancer aircraft takes off during a Bomber Task Force training mission at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Nov. 3, 2020. Airmen with the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron continuously conduct missions throughout the Into-Pacific region to showcase their ability to deliver lethal, ready and long-range strike options to geographic combatant commanders anytime, anywhere during the deployment. (U.S. Air Force [Read More …]

Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery, a unit based in Sussex and Plymouth, Wis., conducts weekend training Oct. 17, 2020, with the M142 High Mobility Rocket System (HIMARS) at Fort McCoy, Wis. The HIMARS is a light, multiple rocket launcher developed in the late 1990s for the Army that is mounted on a standard Army M1140 truck frame. Fort McCoy’s motto is to be the “Total Force Training Center.” The installation has provided support and facilities for the field and classroom training of more than 100,000 military personnel from all services nearly every year since 1984. (U.S. Army Photo by Russell Gamache, Fort McCoy Multimedia-Visual Information Office)
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Wisconsin Army National Guard soldiers train with the HIMARS system

Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery, a unit based in Sussex and Plymouth, Wis., conducts weekend training Oct. 17, 2020, with the M142 High Mobility Rocket System (HIMARS) at Fort McCoy, Wis. The HIMARS is a light, multiple rocket launcher developed in the late 1990s for the Army that is mounted on a standard Army M1140 truck frame. [Read More …]

The Indian Navy Sindhughosh-class submarine INS Sindhuraj (S 57) leads a formation of during a photo exercise as part of Malabar 2020. Malabar is an India-led multinational exercise designed to enhance cooperation between Indian Navy (IN), Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. maritime forces. Australian, Indian, Japanese and American maritime forces routinely operate together in the Indo-Pacific, fostering a cooperative approach toward regional security and stability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)
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McCain participates in PHOTOEX during Malabar 2020

The Indian Navy Sindhughosh-class submarine INS Sindhuraj (S 57) leads a formation of during a photo exercise as part of Malabar 2020. Malabar is an India-led multinational exercise designed to enhance cooperation between Indian Navy (IN), Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. maritime forces. Australian, Indian, Japanese and American maritime forces routinely operate together in [Read More …]

Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment "Wolfhounds", 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, observe the breach point during the final live fire exercise of rotation 21-01 on October 27th, 2020 at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Lousiana. 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. Thomas Calvert)
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1-27 IN Live Fire Exercise at JRTC 21-01

Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds”, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, observe the breach point during the final live fire exercise of rotation 21-01 on October 27th, 2020 at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Lousiana. The JRTC exercise is a capstone training event that allows 2nd Brigade to achieve certification for worldwide [Read More …]

Marines from the Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. (8th and I); The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoon; and the “The President’s Own” Marine Band; conduct modified military funeral honors with funeral escort for U.S. Marine Corps Pvt. 1st Class Bruce Carter in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, November 4, 2020. Carter received the Medal of Honor posthumously for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty, while serving in the Quang Tri Province, Vietnam August 7, 1969. From the Congressional Medal of Honor Society: Carter's unit was maneuvering against the enemy during Operation Idaho Canyon and came under a heavy volume of fire from a numerically superior hostile force. The lead element soon became separated from the main body of the squad by a brush fire. Carter and his fellow marines were pinned down by vicious crossfire when, with complete disregard for his safety, he stood in full view of the North Vietnamese Army soldiers to deliver a devastating volume of fire at their positions. The accuracy and aggressiveness of his attack caused several enemy casualties and forced the remainder of the soldiers to retreat from the immediate area. Shouting directions to the marines around him, Carter then commenced leading them from the path of the rapidly approaching brush fire when he observed a hostile grenade land between him and his companions. Fully aware of the probable consequences of his action but determined to protect the men following him, he unhesitatingly threw himself over the grenade, absorbing the full effects of its detonation with his body. Carter's indomitable courage, inspiring initiative, and selfless devotion to duty upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery / released)
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Modified Funeral Honors with Funeral Escort Are Conducted for U.S. Marine Corps Pvt. 1st Class Bruce Carter in Section 60

Marines from the Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. (8th and I); The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoon; and the “The President’s Own” Marine Band; conduct modified military funeral honors with funeral escort for U.S. Marine Corps Pvt. 1st Class Bruce Carter in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, November 4, 2020. Carter received the Medal [Read More …]

201012-N-LD903-1008 PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 12, 2020) – Landing craft, air cushion 65, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, departs the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)
U.S. Navy

Makin Island Underway

PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 12, 2020) – Landing craft, air cushion 65, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, departs the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by [Read More …]

Pvt. 1st Class Ryan Hall, a mechanic with Headquarters and Headquarterc Company, Special Troops Battalion, 25th Division Sustainment Brigade, prepares to fire his M2 while his safety watches his targets during an M2 qualification at the M2 range at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on November 3, 2020. The M2 range was held for STB in order to familiarize soldiers with the weapon prior to field operations. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Michael Bradle)
U.S. Army

569 Quartermaster Co.: M2 Qualification

Pvt. 1st Class Ryan Hall, a mechanic with Headquarters and Headquarterc Company, Special Troops Battalion, 25th Division Sustainment Brigade, prepares to fire his M2 while his safety watches his targets during an M2 qualification at the M2 range at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on November 3, 2020. The M2 range was held for STB in order to familiarize soldiers with the [Read More …]