Spc. Caleb Seals, an infantryman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, low crawls as part of an obstacle course during the Division's Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, May 6, 2021. Seals was one of the 13 candidates in the competition. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jose Escamilla)

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3rd Infantry Division Soldier and Non-commissioned Officer of the Year Competition

Spc. Caleb Seals, an infantryman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, low crawls as part of an obstacle course during the Division’s Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, May 6, 2021. Seals was one of the 13 candidates in the competition. (U.S. Army photo by [Read More …]

U.S. Marines Corps Cpl. Domanic Lajiness with Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon (ARP), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), shoots targets in the prone position on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, April 22, 2021. ARP regularly conduct live fire drills to maintain proficiency with multiple weapons systems. 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. Grace Gerlach)
U.S. Marine Corps

Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon Conducts Live Fire and Maneuver

U.S. Marines Corps Cpl. Domanic Lajiness with Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon (ARP), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), shoots targets in the prone position on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, April 22, 2021. ARP regularly conduct live fire drills to maintain proficiency with multiple weapons systems. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready [Read More …]

Hawaii Army National Guard Sgt. Isabel L. Jimenez climbs down Jacob's Ladder during the 2021 Hawaii Best Warrior Competition (BWC) obstacle course at Area X, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, March 6, 2021. The BWC is an annual three day event that Soldiers and Non-Commissioned Officers of the Hawaii Army National Guard and Hawaii Army Reserve compete in to earn the title of "Best Warrior". The BWC tests the Soldiers' individual ability to adapt and overcome challenging scenarios and battle-focused events, testing their technical and tactical skills under stress and extreme fatigue. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Lianne M. Hirano)
U.S. Army National Guard

Hawaii Best Warrior Competition 2021

Hawaii Army National Guard Sgt. Isabel L. Jimenez climbs down Jacob’s Ladder during the 2021 Hawaii Best Warrior Competition (BWC) obstacle course at Area X, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, March 6, 2021. The BWC is an annual three day event that Soldiers and Non-Commissioned Officers of the Hawaii Army National Guard and Hawaii Army Reserve compete in to earn the title [Read More …]

Swift Response 21 joint, multinational airborne operation at Boboc Air Base, Romania, May 10, 2021. Swift Response 21 is the first exercise of the larger operation Defender Europe 21 during which U.S. forces work closely together with NATO allies and partners. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Catessa Palone)
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DEFENDER-Europe 21

Swift Response 21 joint, multinational airborne operation at Boboc Air Base, Romania, May 10, 2021. Swift Response 21 is the first exercise of the larger operation Defender Europe 21 during which U.S. forces work closely together with NATO allies and partners. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Catessa Palone)

U.S. Marines with Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire a M32 grenade launcher during live fire drills on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, April 25, 2021. Marines with the 31st MEU regularly conduct live fire drills to maintain proficiency with multiple weapon systems. 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

Marines with ARP Conduct Live Fire Drills

U.S. Marines with Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct live fire drills on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, April 25, 2021. Marines with the 31st MEU regularly conduct live fire drills to maintain proficiency with multiple weapon systems. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a [Read More …]

A Soldier assigned to Alpha Company, 24th Military Intelligence Battalion, 66th Military Intelligence Brigade, provides security as part of Anglerfish Day driver and casualty evacuation training at Dagger Complex, Germany, April 30, 2021. All participating Soldiers received essential training on basic driver knowledge and preventive maintenance checks and services, combat lifesaver and tactical combat casualty care, radio etiquette and nine line medical evacuation, communication security and reacting to contact. (U.S. Army photo by Thomas Mort)
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MI Soldiers Conduct Anglerfish Day Training

A Soldier assigned to Alpha Company, 24th Military Intelligence Battalion, 66th Military Intelligence Brigade, provides simulated medical treatment as part of Anglerfish Day driver and casualty evacuation training at Dagger Complex, Germany, April 30, 2021. All participating Soldiers received essential training on basic driver knowledge and preventive maintenance checks and services, combat lifesaver and tactical combat casualty care, radio etiquette [Read More …]

TAPA CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, Estonia — U.S. Army Pvt. Jake Tamlin of Stuarts Draft, VA, a cannon crewmember from the Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment pulling security for the M-777 Howitzer in preparation for the air assault in support of Swift Response 21, May 8, 2021. Swift Response 21 is a linked exercise of DEFENDER-Europe 21, which involves special operations activities, air assaults, and live fire exercises in Estonia, Bulgaria, and Romania, demonstrating airborne interoperability among NATO allies. 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 Spc. Christian Cote).
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Preparation For A Night Air Assault

TAPA CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, Estonia — U.S. Army Pvt. Jake Tamlin of Stuarts Draft, VA, a cannon crewmember from the Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment pulling security for the M-777 Howitzer in preparation for the air assault in support of Swift Response 21, May 8, 2021. Swift Response 21 is a linked exercise of DEFENDER-Europe 21, which [Read More …]

A U.S. Air Force tactical air control party Airman with the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron picks up 5.56mm ammunition blank shells at Yakima Training Center, Washington, April 28, 2021. Blank ammunition is often used by the 5th ASOS for exercise purposes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Callie Norton)
U.S. Air Force

5th ASOS Fires on All Cylinders during Yakima FTX

A U.S. Air Force tactical air control party Airman with the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron picks up 5.56mm ammunition blank shells at Yakima Training Center, Washington, April 28, 2021. Blank ammunition is often used by the 5th ASOS for exercise purposes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Callie Norton)