Staff Sgt. Matthew Grammar receives the COVID-19 vaccine from Sgt. Michael Windham, Mississippi Medical Detachment, at Joint Force Headquarters in Jackson, Miss., Jan. 7, 2021. The COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary for Mississippi National Guard Service Members, but is strongly encouraged to maintain readiness. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Scott Tynes)
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Mississippi Guardsmen Receive COVID Vaccine

Staff Sgt. Matthew Grammar receives the COVID-19 vaccine from Sgt. Michael Windham, Mississippi Medical Detachment, at Joint Force Headquarters in Jackson, Miss., Jan. 7, 2021. The COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary for Mississippi National Guard Service Members, but is strongly encouraged to maintain readiness. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Scott Tynes)

210107-N-DQ752-1059 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 7, 2021) An F/A-18C Hornet, from the “Death Rattlers” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323, launches off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz, the flagship of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of 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 Cheyenne Geletka/Released)
U.S. Navy

Nimitz Patrols the North Arabian Sea

210107-N-DQ752-1059 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 7, 2021) An F/A-18C Hornet, from the “Death Rattlers” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323, launches off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz, the flagship of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the [Read More …]

After arriving at the range complex, Staff Sgts. Hunter and Sebastian Siwek talk about the schedule of events to take place. The last week of training begins on a cold rain swept day trip to the Orchard Combat Training Center. The scout trainees will take turns driving a Bradley Fighting Vehicle. On the range the trainees will fire the Mark 19 machine grenade launcher, the 50 Cal. Machine gun and the 240B machine gun. During the remainder of the week, they learn how to boresight the 25mm gun; the fundamentals of reconnaissance and security; how to establish an observation post; and how to handle and detonate explosives. U.S. Army Cavalry Scouts act as the eyes and ears on the field, gathering information about enemy positions, vehicles, weapons, and activity. The scouts often operate in small groups gathering intelligence. With the information they gather, commanders can make informed decisions about how to move troops and where and when to attack. Their scouting duties include conducting mounted and dismounted navigation, collecting data about tunnels and bridges, and serving as members of observation and listening posts. In addition to basic soldiering skills, cavalry scouts learn to secure and prepare ammunition on scout vehicles, load, clear and fire individual and crew-served weapons.
U.S. Army

Scout Training – Week 3, Part 1

After arriving at the range complex, Staff Sgts. Hunter and Sebastian Siwek talk about the schedule of events to take place. The last week of training begins on a cold rain swept day trip to the Orchard Combat Training Center. The scout trainees will take turns driving a Bradley Fighting Vehicle. On the range the trainees will fire the Mark [Read More …]

Personnel from U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL), Directorate of Evaluations and Standardization (DES), and Vita Inclinata Technologies, LLC perform the Initial testing conducted under Cooperative Research and Development Agreement W81XWH-19-0115 between USAARL and Vita Inclinata Technologies, LLC to support Project Convergence 21 and future hoist requirements, test the Load Stability System - Litter Attachment (LSS-LS) initial safety of flight prototype on USAARL’s HH-60M “Forge” US Army Photo by Scott C Childress
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Load Stability System – Litter Attachment (LSS-LS) initial safety of flight prototype testing on HH-60M

Personnel from U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL), Directorate of Evaluations and Standardization (DES), and Vita Inclinata Technologies, LLC perform the Initial testing conducted under Cooperative Research and Development Agreement W81XWH-19-0115 between USAARL and Vita Inclinata Technologies, LLC to support Project Convergence 21 and future hoist requirements, test the Load Stability System – Litter Attachment (LSS-LS) initial safety of flight [Read More …]

200113-N-SL179-1006 RED SEA (Jan. 13, 2020) - Sailors, assigned to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), conduct small boat operations on the boat deck, Jan. 13, 2020. Bataan is the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expedition Unit, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alan L. Robertson)
U.S. Navy

Small Boat Ops

200113-N-SL179-1006 RED SEA (Jan. 13, 2020) – Sailors, assigned to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), conduct small boat operations on the boat deck, Jan. 13, 2020. Bataan is the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expedition Unit, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support [Read More …]

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron takes off for the first time in the new year at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Jan. 5, 2021. The 48th Fighter Wing maintains combat readiness through daily training, ensuring the ability to provide superior airpower capabilities in support of United States interests and those of their allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Madeline Herzog)
U.S. Air Force

Eagles’ First Flight of 2021

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron takes off for the first time in the new year at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Jan. 5, 2021. The 48th Fighter Wing maintains combat readiness through daily training, ensuring the ability to provide superior airpower capabilities in support of United States interests and those of their allies and partners. [Read More …]