U.S. Army 1st. Sgt. Amy Davis, a Combat Medic with the Medical Department Activity, Korea, climbs a rope during the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) 2021 Best Leader Competition, July 26, 2021, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The 2021 MEDCOM Best Leader Competition is happening July 25-30, 2021, at Schofield Barracks, (Oahu), Hawaii. Sixteen Soldiers from the MEDCOM’s four regions are enduring arduous combat focused events such as a taxing obstacle course; night land navigation through the jungles of Schofield Barracks; simulated combat medical care; and weapons fire under stress. Each of them has hopes of becoming the MEDCOM’s Soldier or Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year. The winners will be announced at an award ceremony at Tripler Army Medical Center, in Honolulu on July 30. The winners will move forward to the Army’s Best Warrior Competition in the fall to compete to be the Army’s 2021 Soldier or NCO of the Year. For photos and video of the competition visit the event’s page at: https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/ArmyMedicineBestLeaderCompetition and https://www.flickr.com/photos/armymedicine/. Also, follow us @ArmyMedicine, @CSMMEDCOM, and at www.facebook.com/OfficialArmyMedicine
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2021 Army Medicine Best Leader Competition Obstacle Course

U.S. Army 1st. Sgt. Amy Davis, a Combat Medic with the Medical Department Activity, Korea, climbs a rope during the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) 2021 Best Leader Competition, July 26, 2021, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The 2021 MEDCOM Best Leader Competition is happening July 25-30, 2021, at Schofield Barracks, (Oahu), Hawaii. Sixteen Soldiers from the MEDCOM’s four regions are [Read More …]

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler Bonebright and Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Doerr, both aviation maintenance technicians at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, take part in training and conduct a drop of simulated emergency supplies on a C-130, 12 miles west of Anclote Key, Florida, June 29, 2021. During an actual emergency, crews will drop equipment and supplies to aid those in distress and help facilitate the rescue. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lisa Ferdinando)
U.S. Coast Guard

USCG Crews Conduct Emergency Drop Training

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler Bonebright and Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Doerr, both aviation maintenance technicians at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, take part in training and conduct a drop of simulated emergency supplies on a C-130, 12 miles west of Anclote Key, Florida, June 29, 2021. During an actual emergency, crews will drop equipment and supplies [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Recruiting Sub-Station Azusa, Recruiting Station Riverside, 12th Marine Corps District, participate in a tug-a-war competition during an annual pool function in Moreno Valley, California, July 24, 2021. The annual pool function is an opportunity for future Marines to build camaraderie, strengthen their commitment to the Marine Corps and prepare for recruit training by competing in athletic competitions and receiving military related periods of instruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ana S. Madrigal)
U.S. Marine Corps

2021 RS Riverside Annual Pool Function

U.S. Marines with Recruiting Sub-Station Azusa, Recruiting Station Riverside, 12th Marine Corps District, participate in a tug-a-war competition during an annual pool function in Moreno Valley, California, July 24, 2021. The annual pool function is an opportunity for future Marines to build camaraderie, strengthen their commitment to the Marine Corps and prepare for recruit training by competing in athletic competitions [Read More …]

CORAL SEA (July 27, 2021) The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) conducts a fueling-at-sea with the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) in support of flight deck operations during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21. Australian and U.S. Forces combine biannually for Talisman Sabre, a month-long multi-domain exercise that strengthens allied and partner capabilities to respond to the full range of Indo-Pacific security concerns. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Cavenaile)
U.S. Navy

USS America (LHA 6) Conducts Fueling-at-Sea during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21

CORAL SEA (July 27, 2021) The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) conducts a fueling-at-sea with the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) in support of flight deck operations during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21. Australian and U.S. Forces combine biannually for Talisman Sabre, a month-long multi-domain exercise that strengthens allied and partner capabilities to respond to [Read More …]

From left to right, Australian Army Lance Cpl. Codey Merlino and Pvt. Thomas Ibbotson, both military police dog handlers with 1st Military Police Battalion, demonstrate the capabilities of the military working dog for His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey Companion of the Order of Australia, Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Governor of Queensland, during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 at Lavarack Barracks in Townsville, Queensland, Australia, July 26, 2021. The Governor's role encompasses a wide range of important duties and responsibilities including Constitutional and legal - such as appointing Ministers of the Crown and summoning and dissolving Parliament. TS21 is a large-scale, bilateral military exercise conducted biennially across Northern Australia designed to enhance the U.S.-Australia alliance which is an anchor of peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific. Exercises like this provide effective and intense training to ensure the forces are capable, interoperable, responsive and combat-ready. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Matthew Mackintosh)
U.S. Army

Talisman Sabre 21: The Governor of Queensland visits Lavarack Barracks

From left to right, Australian Army Lance Cpl. Codey Merlino and Pvt. Thomas Ibbotson, both military police dog handlers with 1st Military Police Battalion, demonstrate the capabilities of the military working dog for His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey Companion of the Order of Australia, Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Governor of Queensland, during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 [Read More …]

Airmen from the 4th Civil Engineer Squadron practice detaining personnel during the Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force, or Prime BEEF, program at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, July 20, 2021. Detaining prisoners was a portion of the defensive fighting positions course aimed to help prepare Airmen for scenarios they might encounter while deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class David Lynn)
U.S. Air Force

SJAFB Civil Engineers Complete Prime BEEF Training

Airmen from the 4th Civil Engineer Squadron practice detaining personnel during the Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force, or Prime BEEF, program at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, July 20, 2021. Detaining prisoners was a portion of the defensive fighting positions course aimed to help prepare Airmen for scenarios they might encounter while deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by [Read More …]

SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 26, 2021) Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with Henry J. Kaiser class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199). Pinckney is deployed supporting Commander, Task Force (CTF) 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeffery L. Southerland/RELEASED)
U.S. Navy

USS Pinckney (DDG 91) is underway in the Pacific Ocean

SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 26, 2021) Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with Henry J. Kaiser class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199). Pinckney is deployed supporting Commander, Task Force (CTF) 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass [Read More …]

Airmen assigned to the 60th Medical Group participate in a simulated event during an exercise July 22, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. The disaster response exercise prepared David Grant Medical Center staff to respond to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive incidents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)
U.S. Air Force

Ready Eagle

Airmen assigned to the 60th Medical Group participate in a simulated event during an exercise July 22, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. The disaster response exercise prepared David Grant Medical Center staff to respond to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive incidents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Anthony Marotta, a UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter crew chief, sits in a UH-60l Black Hawk during water bucket training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., July 19, 2021. Water bucket training allows National Guard units to assist and protect members of their communities from natural and man-made fire disasters. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
U.S. Army National Guard

1-150th Water Bucket Training

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Anthony Marotta, a UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter crew chief, sits in a UH-60l Black Hawk during water bucket training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., July 19, 2021. Water bucket training allows National Guard units to assist and protect members of their communities from natural and man-made fire disasters. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael [Read More …]

Soldiers from the Wisconsin National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry Regiment conduct training with mortars at Fort McCoy, Wis., June 7. The soldiers hold the military occupational specialty (MOS) of 11C, Indirect Fire Infantrymen, whose primary job is to serve as a member of a mortar platoon. U.S. Army Photo by Kevin Clark
U.S. Army

Mortar Training at Fort McCoy

Soldiers from the Wisconsin National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry Regiment conduct training with mortars at Fort McCoy, Wis., June 7. The soldiers hold the military occupational specialty (MOS) of 11C, Indirect Fire Infantrymen, whose primary job is to serve as a member of a mortar platoon. U.S. Army Photo by Kevin Clark