Paratroopers from across the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, “Spartan Brigade,” conducted an airborne operation onto Malemute Drop Zone, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 8, 2021, from CH-47 Chinook helicopters operated by the “Sugar Bears” of the 1-52nd General Service Aviation Battalion from Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Training events like this provide both air crews and paratroopers with the opportunity to maintain proficiency in airborne operations and improve inter-unit coordination. The Spartan Brigade is the only airborne infantry brigade combat team in the Arctic and Pacific theaters, providing the combatant commander with the unique capability to project an expeditionary force by air.
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Spartans Jump with Sugar Bears

Paratroopers from across the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, “Spartan Brigade,” conducted an airborne operation onto Malemute Drop Zone, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 8, 2021, from CH-47 Chinook helicopters operated by the “Sugar Bears” of the 1-52nd General Service Aviation Battalion from Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Training events like this provide both air crews and paratroopers [Read More …]

Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry division conduct a fire support support coordination exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii on June 7, 2021. This exercise allowed leaders at the company level and below to gain a deeper understanding of how to properly implement various assets during a major deliberate operation. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Alan Brutus)
U.S. Army

Wolfhounds FSCX

Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry division conduct a fire support support coordination exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii on June 7, 2021. This exercise allowed leaders at the company level and below to gain a deeper understanding of how to properly implement various assets during a major deliberate operation. (U.S. [Read More …]

A field artillery Soldier and an Army crew chief sit on the tailgate of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter and look over the island of Kauai as part of a reenlistment in Hawaii., June 29, 2020. The crew chief is assigned to the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Stephanie Snyder)
U.S. Army

Army Aviation

A field artillery Soldier and an Army crew chief sit on the tailgate of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter and look over the island of Kauai as part of a reenlistment in Hawaii., June 29, 2020. The crew chief is assigned to the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Stephanie Snyder)

U.S. Marines with Company B, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion currently assigned to 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division conduct waterborne operations with assault amphibious vehicles at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, May 24, 2021. The demanding training package strengthened the capacity to conduct amphibious operations in the Pacific with the reintegration of rugged, tactical ship-to-shore connectors, effectively returning on important capability to III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Diana Jimenez)
U.S. Marine Corps

AAV Return to Water Operations

U.S. Marines with Company B, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion currently assigned to 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division conduct waterborne operations with assault amphibious vehicles at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, May 24, 2021. The demanding training package strengthened the capacity to conduct amphibious operations in the Pacific with the reintegration of rugged, tactical ship-to-shore connectors, effectively returning on important capability to [Read More …]

U.S. Soldiers with 30th Medical Brigade treat a simulated casualty and K9 Diesel dog at the point of injury during Hospital Exercise 21 at Baumholder, Germany June 3, 2021. The 30th MED BDE deployed over 400 Soldiers in support of Hospital Exercise 21 which served to certify the 519th Hospital center as a NATO role 2 enhanced capability. The 30th MED BDE treated over 100 simulated patients from the point of injury to medical evacuation to higher echelons of care. The exercise also enhanced joint, combine and multi echelon interoperability. (U.S. Army photo by Ismael Ortega)
U.S. Army

Hospital Exercise 21

U.S. Soldiers with 30th Medical Brigade treat a simulated casualty and K9 Diesel dog at the point of injury during Hospital Exercise 21 at Baumholder, Germany June 3, 2021. The 30th MED BDE deployed over 400 Soldiers in support of Hospital Exercise 21 which served to certify the 519th Hospital center as a NATO role 2 enhanced capability. The 30th [Read More …]

U.S. Army Soldiers from the East Africa Response Force (EARF) deployed to participate in a rapid response crisis training exercise in Kenya, June 2, 2021. The training bolstered the East African Response Force capabilities and demonstrated how U.S. forces can rapidly respond to deter the threat posed by violent extremist organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Asselta)
U.S. Air Force

EARF Soldiers Conduct Crisis Training Exercise in Kenya

U.S. Army Soldiers from the East Africa Response Force (EARF) deployed to participate in a rapid response crisis training exercise in Kenya, June 2, 2021. The training bolstered the East African Response Force capabilities and demonstrated how U.S. forces can rapidly respond to deter the threat posed by violent extremist organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Asselta)

U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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 Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
U.S. Marine Corps

US Marines with Maritime Raid Force fast rope off a CH-53E Super Stallion and UH-1Y Venom Helicopter

U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ [Read More …]

South Carolina Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters with 59th Aviation Troop Command perform firefighting and rescue training during a joint exercise with elements of South Carolina Task Force Rescue 1 and the South Carolina Forestry Commission, Keowee Toxaway State Park, Oconee County, South Carolina, 18 and 19 May, 2021. The purpose of the event was to consolidate interagency relationships and procedures in firefighting, air operations and aircraft deconfliction, as well as performing currency training for ground personnel and air crews alike. (U.S. Army National Guard photo Sgt. 1st Class Roby Di Giovine, South Carolina National Guard)
U.S. Army National Guard

South Carolina National Guard UH-60s Helicopters Conduct Joint-Training with South Carolina Forestry Commission Firefighters

South Carolina Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters with 59th Aviation Troop Command perform firefighting and rescue training during a joint exercise with elements of South Carolina Task Force Rescue 1 and the South Carolina Forestry Commission, Keowee Toxaway State Park, Oconee County, South Carolina, 18 and 19 May, 2021. The purpose of the event was to consolidate interagency [Read More …]

A U.S. Air Force Wings of Blue parajumper parachutes with an American Flag during the Sound of Speed Airshow and Open House above Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, in St. Joseph, Missouri, May 2, 2021. The air show was hosted by the city of St. Joseph and 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard to thank the community for their support. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Janae Masoner)
U.S. Air National Guard

Thunderbirds Perform at Sound of Speed Air Show

A U.S. Air Force Wings of Blue parajumper parachutes with an American Flag during the Sound of Speed Airshow and Open House above Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, in St. Joseph, Missouri, May 2, 2021. The air show was hosted by the city of St. Joseph and 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard to thank the community for their [Read More …]

Soldiers assigned to 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment and 29th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conduct a fire support coordination exercise with support from AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopters assigned to 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii on June 5, 2021. This exercise allowed leaders at the company level and below to gain a deeper understanding of how to properly implement various assets during a major deliberate operation. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Alan Brutus)
U.S. Army

Fire Support Coordination Exercise

Soldiers assigned to 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment and 29th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conduct a fire support coordination exercise with support from AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopters assigned to 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii on June 5, 2021. This exercise allowed leaders at the company level [Read More …]