NOVO SELO TRAINING RANGE, Bulgaria - U.S. Army M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles from Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, sit next to Bulgarian T72 tanks from 3rd Battalion, 61st Mechanized Infantry Brigade, after a rehearsal for an upcoming live fire exercise at Novo Selo Training Range, Bulgaria, May 27, 2021, in support of Saber Guardian 21. Saber Guardian 21 is a linked exercise of DEFENDER-Europe 21. DEFENDER-Europe 21 is a large-scale U.S. Army-led exercise designed to build readiness and interoperability between the U.S., NATO allies and partner militaries. This year, more than 28,000 multinational forces from 26 nations will conduct nearly simultaneous operations across more than 30 training areas in more than a dozen countries from the Baltics to the strategically important Balkans and Black Sea Region. Follow the latest news and information about DEFENDER-Europe 21, visit www.EuropeAfrica.army.mil/DefenderEurope.(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff VanWey)
U.S. Army

U.S., Bulgarian soldiers prepare for LFX in Bulgaria

NOVO SELO TRAINING RANGE, Bulgaria – U.S. Army M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles from Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, sit next to Bulgarian T72 tanks from 3rd Battalion, 61st Mechanized Infantry Brigade, after a rehearsal for an upcoming live fire exercise at Novo Selo Training Range, Bulgaria, May 27, 2021, in support of Saber Guardian 21. Saber Guardian 21 [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine with 2nd battalion, 1st Marines, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC), fires his M27 infantry automatic rifle as part of a combat marksmanship range in Jordan, May 11, 2021. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is designed to respond rapidly and efficiently to a wide-range of military operations utilizing aviation, ground, and logistics assets. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jacob Yost
U.S. Marine Corps

2/1 Conducts Table Five Combat Marksmanship Range

A U.S. Marine with 2nd battalion, 1st Marines, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC), fires his M27 infantry automatic rifle as part of a combat marksmanship range in Jordan, May 11, 2021. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is designed to respond rapidly and efficiently to a wide-range of military operations utilizing aviation, ground, and logistics [Read More …]

ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 28, 2021) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) fires an SM-3 missile during exercise At-Sea Demo/Formidable Shield 2021, May 28, 2021. At-Sea Demo/Formidable Shield, conducted by Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO on behalf of U.S. Sixth Fleet, is a live-fire integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) exercise that improves Allied interoperability using NATO command and control reporting structures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrea Rumple)
U.S. Navy

USS Roosevelt

ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 28, 2021) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) fires an SM-3 missile during exercise At-Sea Demo/Formidable Shield 2021, May 28, 2021. At-Sea Demo/Formidable Shield, conducted by Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO on behalf of U.S. Sixth Fleet, is a live-fire integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) exercise that improves Allied interoperability using NATO [Read More …]

Florida National Guardsmen of the 2nd Battalion, 116th Field Artillery Regiment, fire a round from an M777 Howitzer, May 23, 2021, at Eugen Kvaternik Military Training Area in Slunj, Croatia. DEFENDER-Europe 21 is a large-scale U.S. Army-led exercise designed to build readiness and interoperability between the U.S., NATO allies and partner militaries. This year, more than 28,000 multinational forces from 26 nations will conduct nearly simultaneous operations across more than 30 training areas in more than a dozen countries from the Baltics to the strategically important Balkans and Black Sea Region. Follow the latest news and information about DEFENDER-Europe 21, visit www.EuropeAfrica.army.mil/DefenderEurope. (By Sgt. Joshua Oh)
U.S. Army

Combined Maneuver and Artillery Live-fire

Florida National Guardsmen of the 2nd Battalion, 116th Field Artillery Regiment, fire a round from an M777 Howitzer, May 23, 2021, at Eugen Kvaternik Military Training Area in Slunj, Croatia. DEFENDER-Europe 21 is a large-scale U.S. Army-led exercise designed to build readiness and interoperability between the U.S., NATO allies and partner militaries. This year, more than 28,000 multinational forces from [Read More …]

U.S. Air Force Maj. Kristin "BEO" Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot and commander, flies in formation with a P-51 Mustang piloted by retired Maj. Gen. Tommy Williams at the 2021 Atlanta Air Show, Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field, Ga., May 23, 2021. The Atlanta Air Show IS the first show of the year for the F-35A Demonstration Team and included the full aerial demonstration profile as well as a formation heritage flight with a P-51 Mustang. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Thomas Barley)
U.S. Air Force

Atlanta Air Show

U.S. Air Force Maj. Kristin “BEO” Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot and commander, flies in formation with a P-51 Mustang piloted by retired Maj. Gen. Tommy Williams at the 2021 Atlanta Air Show, Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field, Ga., May 23, 2021. The Atlanta Air Show IS the first show of the year for the F-35A Demonstration Team and [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), perform a radio check during a helicopter raid training exercise on Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, May 25, 2021. The exercise prepared the Marines of Lima Company for potential future missions as the 31st MEU‘s helicopter raid force. 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. Malik Lewis)
U.S. Marine Corps

Lima Company conducts Helo Raid training exercise on Ie Shima

U.S. Marines with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), perform a radio check during a helicopter raid training exercise on Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, May 25, 2021. The exercise prepared the Marines of Lima Company for potential future missions as the 31st MEU‘s helicopter raid force. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed [Read More …]

New York Army National Guard Pfc. Andrew Rucker, a cavalry scout assigned to Alpha Troop, 2nd Squadron,101st Cavalry Regiment, runs the final stretch of a 12-mile ruck march during the squadron's Best Warrior Competition in Ellicottville, New York on May 22. The event tested physical fitness and endurance, military knowledge and bearing, and basic Soldier skills to determine who will represent their unit at brigade and state-level competitions. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Capt. Avery Schneider)
U.S. Army National Guard

Soldiers Compete in Cavalry Squadron Best Warrior Competition with Sights Set on Representing New York

New York Army National Guard Pfc. Andrew Rucker, a cavalry scout assigned to Alpha Troop, 2nd Squadron,101st Cavalry Regiment, runs the final stretch of a 12-mile ruck march during the squadron’s Best Warrior Competition in Ellicottville, New York on May 22. The event tested physical fitness and endurance, military knowledge and bearing, and basic Soldier skills to determine who will [Read More …]

Thirty-eight shooters from across the nation participate in the Combat Rifle Excellence in Competition May 20, 2021 during the 2021 Chief, National Guard Bureau Postal Matches held at Camp Butner, Hampton, North Carolina. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Israel Sanchez)
U.S. Army National Guard

2021 CNGB Postal Phase III Matches

Thirty-eight shooters from across the nation participate in the Combat Rifle Excellence in Competition May 20, 2021 during the 2021 Chief, National Guard Bureau Postal Matches held at Camp Butner, Hampton, North Carolina. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Israel Sanchez)

A U.S. Marine with Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, clears a rooftop entry point during a HQBN Field Exercise, MCBH, May 20, 2021. The HQBN FEX included various team-building exercises and aimed to foster unit cohesion and unit readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicholas Juarez)
U.S. Marine Corps

HQBN FEX, MCBH

A U.S. Marine with Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, emerges from the smoke during a HQBN Field Exercise, MCBH, May 20, 2021. The HQBN FEX included various team-building exercises and aimed to foster unit cohesion and unit readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicholas Juarez)

Members of the Portuguese Marine Corps, Força de Fuzileiros nº2, participate in a combat assault transport exercise with MV-22B Ospreys assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 261, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, near Lisbon, Portugal, May 6, 2021. VMM-261 is attached to the North and West Africa Response Force 21.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, and conducts training with partner NATO countries in order to increase stability and provide contingency operations in support of North and West Africa. (Photo courtesy of 1st Sgt. Pena Clara)
U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marines Train Alongside Força de Fuzileiros nº2

Members of the Portuguese Marine Corps, Força de Fuzileiros nº2, participate in a combat assault transport exercise with MV-22B Ospreys assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 261, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, near Lisbon, Portugal, May 6, 2021. VMM-261 is attached to the North and West Africa Response Force 21.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, and [Read More …]