U.S. Airmen with the Minnesota National Guard deboard a C-130 Hercules upon arrival to Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Jan. 18, 2021. At least 25,000 National Guard men and women have been authorized to conduct security, communication and logistical missions in support of federal and District authorities leading up and through the 59th Presidential Inauguration. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Morgan R. Whitehouse)
U.S. Air National Guard

ANG Airlifts Troops Nationwide to DC for 59th Inauguration

U.S. Airmen with the Minnesota National Guard deboard a C-130 Hercules upon arrival to Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Jan. 18, 2021. At least 25,000 National Guard men and women have been authorized to conduct security, communication and logistical missions in support of federal and District authorities leading up and through the 59th Presidential Inauguration. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by [Read More …]

Multi-capable Airmen of the 644th Combat Communications Squadron prepare to assist an emergency airlift with the Guam Army National Guard medical helicopter during Exercise Dragon Shield at Northwest Field, Guam, January 13, 2021. This exercise was conducted by the 644 CBCS to set up communication in a simulated austere deployed environment as part of the capstone of initial qualification training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Brooks)
U.S. Air Force

Exercise Dragon Shield 2021

Multi-capable Airmen of the 644th Combat Communications Squadron prepare to assist an emergency airlift with the Guam Army National Guard medical helicopter during Exercise Dragon Shield at Northwest Field, Guam, January 13, 2021. This exercise was conducted by the 644 CBCS to set up communication in a simulated austere deployed environment as part of the capstone of initial qualification training. [Read More …]

A recruit with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion posts security while her fellow recruits navigate an obstacle during the Crucible Jan. 15, 2020 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. The Crucible is recruit training’s 54-hour culminating event that involves food and sleep deprivation and the completion of myriad events for recruits to complete in order to claim the title United States Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Gunnery Sgt. Tyler Hlavac)
U.S. Marine Corps

Hotel Company Crucible

A recruit with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion posts security while her fellow recruits navigate an obstacle during the Crucible Jan. 15, 2020 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. The Crucible is recruit training’s 54-hour culminating event that involves food and sleep deprivation and the completion of myriad events for recruits to complete in order to claim [Read More …]

Nebraska National Guard Airmen and Soldiers prepare to board a 155th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker, Jan. 17, 2021, at the Nebraska National Guard air base in Lincoln. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac, approved a request for additional support to the D.C. National Guard and law enforcement agencies providing security during the 59th Presidential Inauguration.
U.S. Air National Guard

Nebraska National Guard provide support for 59th Presidental Inauguration

Nebraska National Guard Airmen and Soldiers prepare to board a 155th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker, Jan. 17, 2021, at the Nebraska National Guard air base in Lincoln. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac, approved a request for additional support to the D.C. National Guard and law enforcement agencies providing security during the 59th Presidential [Read More …]

Air Force 1st Lt. Jennifer Petrow, a pilot assigned to the 118th Airlift Squadron, flies a C-130 H aircraft enroute to Washington, D.C., January 15, 2021, East Granby, Connecticut. Guardsmen were mobilized in support of security operations in the days leading up to the United States presidential inauguration. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Tamara R. Dabney)
U.S. Air National Guard

Connecticut Guard supports operations in D.C.

Air Force 1st Lt. Jennifer Petrow, a pilot assigned to the 118th Airlift Squadron, flies a C-130 H aircraft enroute to Washington, D.C., January 15, 2021, East Granby, Connecticut. Guardsmen were mobilized in support of security operations in the days leading up to the United States presidential inauguration. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Tamara R. Dabney)

U.S. Marines with Kilo Company, 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, fire a 60mm mortar during a live-fire range as part of exercise Fuji Viper 21.2 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 14, 2021. During this evolution of Fuji Viper, Marines honed their tactical skills, demonstrating that infantry formations can facilitate joint force multi-domain maneuver in support of naval operations. 3/8 is forward-deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexis Moradian)
U.S. Marine Corps

Fuji Viper 21.2 60mm Mortar Range

U.S. Marines with Kilo Company, 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, fire a 60mm mortar during a live-fire range as part of exercise Fuji Viper 21.2 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 14, 2021. During this evolution of Fuji Viper, Marines honed their tactical skills, demonstrating that infantry formations can facilitate joint force multi-domain maneuver in support of [Read More …]

210112-N-PS962-1094 ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 12, 2021) – The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) operates in the in the Arabian Sea, Jan. 12. Nimitz is deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Louis Thompson Staats IV)
U.S. Navy

USS Winston S. Churchill Operations

210112-N-PS962-1094 ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 12, 2021) – The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) operates in the in the Arabian Sea, Jan. 12. Nimitz is deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Gavin St. Louis, a rifleman with Kilo Company, 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, fires an M72 Light Anti-Armor Weapon during a live-fire range as part of exercise Fuji Viper 21.2 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 15, 2021. During this evolution of Fuji Viper, Marines honed their tactical skills, demonstrating that infantry formations can facilitate joint force multi-domain maneuver in support of naval operations. 3/8 is forward-deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division. St. Louis is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexis Moradian)
U.S. Marine Corps

Fuji Viper 21.2 Maintains Lethality

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Gavin St. Louis, a rifleman with Kilo Company, 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, fires an M72 Light Anti-Armor Weapon during a live-fire range as part of exercise Fuji Viper 21.2 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 15, 2021. During this evolution of Fuji Viper, Marines honed their tactical skills, demonstrating that infantry formations [Read More …]