A reconnaissance Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), provides aerial security using a M110 semi-automatic sniper system during a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) mission after taking off from amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) in the Philippine Sea, Jan. 24, 2021. VBSS is part of Maritime Interception Operations that aim to delay, disrupt, or destroy enemy forces or supplies in the maritime domain. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the America Expeditionary Strike Group in the 7th fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific contingency. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brandon Salas)
U.S. Marine Corps

31st MEU VBSS

A reconnaissance Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), provides aerial security using a M110 semi-automatic sniper system during a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) mission after taking off from amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) in the Philippine Sea, Jan. 24, 2021. VBSS is part of Maritime Interception Operations that aim to [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Anthony Bachicha, an infantry rifleman with Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), holds security during a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) training exercise aboard dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), in the Philippine Sea Jan. 24, 2021. VBSS is part of Maritime Interception Operations that aim to delay, disrupt, or destroy enemy forces or supplies in the maritime domain. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the America Expeditionary Strike Group in the 7th fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brienna Tuck)
U.S. Marine Corps

FRP, 31st MEU Conducts VBSS Aboard USS Ashland

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Anthony Bachicha, an infantry rifleman with Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), holds security during a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) training exercise aboard dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), in the Philippine Sea Jan. 24, 2021. VBSS is part of Maritime Interception Operations that aim to delay, [Read More …]

A 25th Fighter Squadron’s A-10 Thunderbolt II fires its 30 mm gun during routine training over Pilsung Range in Gangwan Province, Republic of Korea, Nov. 24, 2020. The A-10's GAU-8/A Avenger rotary canon fires 3,900 armor-piercing depleted uranium and high explosive incendiary rounds per minute. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)
U.S. Air Force

A-10’s Refine Aerial Prowess

A 25th Fighter Squadron’s A-10 Thunderbolt II fires its 30 mm gun during routine training over Pilsung Range in Gangwan Province, Republic of Korea, Nov. 24, 2020. The A-10’s GAU-8/A Avenger rotary canon fires 3,900 armor-piercing depleted uranium and high explosive incendiary rounds per minute. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft, assigned to the 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne, Indiana, prepare to take flight at Red Flag 21-1, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 23, 2021. The event, held several times per year, is a U.S. Air Force premier air-to-air combat training exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Justin Andras)
U.S. Air Force

Airman signals A-10C pilot before flight at Red Flag 21-1

A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft, assigned to the 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne, Indiana, prepare to take flight at Red Flag 21-1, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 23, 2021. The event, held several times per year, is a U.S. Air Force premier air-to-air combat training exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Justin Andras)

Senior Airman Kristina Grafton, 436th Operations Support Squadron airfield management operations supervisor, and Senior Airman Keyton Nickell, 436th Airfield Operation Support Squadron airfield management shift lead pose for a photo as a C-17 Globemaster III departs Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 14, 2021. After the delayed launch of Total Force Training Records, Grafton built a digital training tracker, which was distributed to 133 other bases by the Air Force Flight Standards Agency as the airfield management career field’s interim standard for training documentation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)
U.S. Air Force

Dover Problem Solver Fixes Air Force Issue

Senior Airman Kristina Grafton, 436th Operations Support Squadron airfield management operations supervisor, and Senior Airman Keyton Nickell, 436th Airfield Operation Support Squadron airfield management shift lead pose for a photo as a C-17 Globemaster III departs Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 14, 2021. After the delayed launch of Total Force Training Records, Grafton built a digital training tracker, which [Read More …]

UK Cassino Troop Soldier from NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland shakes his head as he emerges from near-freezing water during a cold weather training course December 2020, near Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Elizabeth O. Bryson.)
U.S. Army

UK Troops Take Polar Plunge

UK Cassino Troop Soldier from NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland shakes his head as he emerges from near-freezing water during a cold weather training course December 2020, near Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Elizabeth O. Bryson.)

Sentinels participates in the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, January 28, 2021. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery / released)
U.S. Army

NASA Day of Remembrance

Sentinels participates in the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, January 28, 2021. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery / released)

A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter from Company B, 1st Battalion, 106th Aviation Regiment, Kankakee, Illinois, AH-1Z Viper with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167, Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, conducts mixed multi-ship training during Winter Strike 21 at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., Jan 26, 2021. Winter Strike 21 is a cold-weather readiness event held as part of the Northern Strike exercise series that offers the Michigan National Guard’s unparalleled facilities as a venue for U.S. and coalition forces to receive advanced All-Domain joint fires training in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson)
U.S. Air National Guard

Winter Strike 21

A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter from Company B, 1st Battalion, 106th Aviation Regiment, Kankakee, Illinois, AH-1Z Viper with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167, Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, conducts mixed multi-ship training during Winter Strike 21 at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., Jan 26, 2021. Winter Strike 21 is a cold-weather readiness event held as part [Read More …]

Soldiers from 1st/120th Field Artillery, Wisconsin National Guard, maneuver a M-119 Howitzer into firing position after the artillery piece was transported via helicopter into the field during Winter Strike 21 at Camp Grayling Maneuver Center, Mich., Jan. 27, 2021. Winter Strike 21 is a cold weather readiness event held as part of the Northern Strike exercise series that offers the Michigan National Guard’s unparalleled facilities as a venue for U.S. and coalition forces to receive advanced All-Domain joint fires training in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Dan Heaton)
U.S. Air National Guard

Winter Strike 2021

Soldiers from 1st/120th Field Artillery, Wisconsin National Guard, maneuver a M-119 Howitzer into firing position after the artillery piece was transported via helicopter into the field during Winter Strike 21 at Camp Grayling Maneuver Center, Mich., Jan. 27, 2021. Winter Strike 21 is a cold weather readiness event held as part of the Northern Strike exercise series that offers the [Read More …]