U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, low crawl as a team in order to simulate a real life combat situation during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
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MCRDSD Lima Company’s Crucible

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, low crawl as a team in order to simulate a real life combat situation during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, [Read More …]

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (April 27, 2021) Instructor pilots assigned to the "Wise Owls" of Training Squadron (VT) 31 aboard Naval Air Station Corpus Christi conduct a formation flight in T-44C Pegasus aircraft above Corpus Christi, April 27, 2021. VT-31 conducts intermediate and advanced multi-engine flight training for the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and select international military partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Michelle Tucker/Released)
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T-44C Pegasus Formation Flight

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (April 27, 2021) Instructor pilots assigned to the “Wise Owls” of Training Squadron (VT) 31 aboard Naval Air Station Corpus Christi conduct a formation flight in T-44C Pegasus aircraft above Corpus Christi, April 27, 2021. VT-31 conducts intermediate and advanced multi-engine flight training for the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and select international military partners. (U.S. Navy [Read More …]

U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Mark Mikhail (left) and Cpl. Nico Falke, chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear specialists of the 307th Chemical Company out of Bell, Calif., unload a notional injured victim during a situational training lane for Operation Guardian Response at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., April 21, 2021. Guardian Response is a homeland emergency response exercise commanded by the 78th Training Division that provides disaster response training to sharpen the skills and increase the capabilities of U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers (Photo by Sgt. William J. Taylor, 314th Theater Public Affairs Support Element).
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Army Reserve Soldiers Gain Valuable Experience at Exercise Guardian Response

U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Mark Mikhail (left) and Cpl. Nico Falke, chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear specialists of the 307th Chemical Company out of Bell, Calif., unload a notional injured victim during a situational training lane for Operation Guardian Response at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., April 21, 2021. Guardian Response is a homeland emergency response exercise commanded by the [Read More …]

210423-N-CR843-0113 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (April 23, 2021) - Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Robert Barber, assigned to the “Fighting Tigers” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 8, taxis and directs a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft, attached to “The Skinny Dragons” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, deployed with Commander, Task Force (CTF) 57, in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, April 23. CTF 57 aircraft conduct missions in support of maritime operations to ensure stability, security, and the free flow of commerce in the Central Command area of responsibility, which connects the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean, encompassing three strategic chokepoints. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Juan S. Sua/Released)
U.S. Navy

AT2 Barber Directs Skinny Dragon P-8

210423-N-CR843-0113 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (April 23, 2021) – Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Robert Barber, assigned to the “Fighting Tigers” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 8, taxis and directs a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft, attached to “The Skinny Dragons” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, deployed with Commander, Task Force (CTF) 57, in the U.S. 5th [Read More …]

Command Master Chief Wendell Snider (middle) holds a signs in support of the We Care Day event April. 16, 2021, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The event was in support of Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sabrina Fine)
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We Care Day

Command Master Chief Wendell Snider (middle) holds a signs in support of the We Care Day event April. 16, 2021, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The event was in support of Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sabrina Fine)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Felix Santiago, a motor transportation wrecker operator with Bravo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides security with an M240B machine gun during formation steaming aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)
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11th MEU, Essex ARG Formation Steaming

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Felix Santiago, a motor transportation wrecker operator with Bravo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides security with an M240B machine gun during formation steaming aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training [Read More …]

U.S. Army Soldiers take part in the rifle range during the Infantry Advanced Leader Course (ALC) being run by the New Jersey National Guard's 1-254th Regional Training Institute on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., April 21, 2021. Active duty, National Guard and reserve Soldiers are all taking part in the ALC course hosted in New Jersey. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
U.S. Army National Guard

New Jersey National Guard Host ALC

U.S. Army Soldiers take part in the rifle range during the Infantry Advanced Leader Course (ALC) being run by the New Jersey National Guard’s 1-254th Regional Training Institute on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., April 21, 2021. Active duty, National Guard and reserve Soldiers are all taking part in the ALC course hosted in New Jersey. (U.S. Army National Guard photo [Read More …]

U.S. Marines assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC), participate in physical training during Corporal’s Course in Kuwait, Apr. 21, 2021. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a crisis response force, prepared to deploy a variety of capabilities across the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexandra Munoz)
U.S. Marine Corps

SPMAGTF-CR-CC: Cpl’s Course PT

U.S. Marines assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC), participate in physical training during Corporal’s Course in Kuwait, Apr. 21, 2021. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a crisis response force, prepared to deploy a variety of capabilities across the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexandra Munoz)

A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), lands at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted high-altitude jumps and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)
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Marines with the MRF Conduct Para Operations on Ie Shima

A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), lands at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted high-altitude jumps and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready [Read More …]

Austrian Raimund Riedmann, pilot with the Flying Bulls, flies a restored P-38 Lightning during a fly over event for a recovery team attached to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), Austria, April 25, 2021. DPAA personnel arrived to conduct excavation operations in an effort to find a U.S. service member lost from a P-38 lightning that crashed during World War II. DPAA’s Mission is to achieve the fullest possible accounting for missing and unaccounted-for US personnel to their families and our nation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melanye Martinez)
U.S. Marine Corps

Restored Warbird Soars the Skies

Austrian Raimund Riedmann, pilot with the Flying Bulls, flies a restored P-38 Lightning during a fly over event for a recovery team attached to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), Austria, April 25, 2021. DPAA personnel arrived to conduct excavation operations in an effort to find a U.S. service member lost from a P-38 lightning that crashed during World War [Read More …]