Airmen assigned to the Ohio Air National Guard's 178th Wing Security Forces Squadron conducted wartime skills training at the Volk Field Combat Regional Training Center, Wisc. from June 23-July 2 to enhance their air base ground defense skills. The Airmen improved many of their tactics and marksmanship skills using long range distance targets, land navigation, night operations, dismounted patrolling, tactical combat casualty care, and leadership development. (Photo provided)
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178th Security Forces Sharpen Warfighting Skills

Airmen assigned to the Ohio Air National Guard’s 178th Wing Security Forces Squadron conducted wartime skills training at the Volk Field Combat Regional Training Center, Wisc. from June 23-July 2 to enhance their air base ground defense skills. The Airmen improved many of their tactics and marksmanship skills using long range distance targets, land navigation, night operations, dismounted patrolling, tactical [Read More …]

Soldiers from the 472nd Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Battalion conduct Operation Rolling Thunder at Fort McCoy, Wis., April 12-13, 2021. The purpose of the training is to achieve the new individual weapons qualifications for the M9, M4 and M249 guns while simultaneously qualifying their crew-served weapon systems M249, M240B, and .50 caliber guns.
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Soldiers complete weapons qualification for M2 and M240 Machine Guns at Fort McCoy, WI – Total Force Training Center

Soldiers from the 472nd Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Battalion conduct Operation Rolling Thunder at Fort McCoy, Wis., April 12-13, 2021. The purpose of the training is to achieve the new individual weapons qualifications for the M9, M4 and M249 guns while simultaneously qualifying their crew-served weapon systems M249, M240B, and .50 caliber guns.

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Military Training Instructor MSgt Michael Walsh, walks through purple smoke in the Basic Cadet Training assault course at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Jacks Valley in Colorado Springs, Colo., on July 13, 2021. Basic Cadet Training (BCT) is a six-week indoctrination program to guide the transformation of new cadets from being civilians to military academy cadets prepared to enter a four-year officer commissioning program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Trevor Cokley)
U.S. Air Force

U.S. Air Force Academy Basic Cadet Training Class of 2025

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Military Training Instructor MSgt Michael Walsh, walks through purple smoke in the Basic Cadet Training assault course at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Jacks Valley in Colorado Springs, Colo., on July 13, 2021. Basic Cadet Training (BCT) is a six-week indoctrination program to guide the transformation of new cadets from being civilians to military [Read More …]

Colored smoke grenades are deployed each time a team finishes the course to signal helicopter pilots where to land for extraction on Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. Teams are given the opportunity to fly in the helicopter as a conclusion to the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)
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Operation Alamo Dust Off Vigilance 2021

Colored smoke grenades are deployed each time a team finishes the course to signal helicopter pilots where to land for extraction on Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, June 14, 2021. Teams are given the opportunity to fly in the helicopter as a conclusion to the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Braaten)

A U.S. Marine Corps officer candidate with Delta Company participates in the obstacle course at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, July 12, 2021. Candidates go through three months of intensive training to evaluate and screen individuals for leadership, moral, mental, and physical qualities required for commissioning as a U.S. Marine Corps Officer. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Corporal Sean Potter)
U.S. Marine Corps

Officer Candidate School Obstacle Course

A U.S. Marine Corps officer candidate with Delta Company participates in the obstacle course at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, July 12, 2021. Candidates go through three months of intensive training to evaluate and screen individuals for leadership, moral, mental, and physical qualities required for commissioning as a U.S. Marine Corps Officer. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Corporal Sean Potter)

Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division pull security during a platoon live fire exercise July 12 at Fort Carson, Colo. The Warhorse Brigade's training aligns with its upcoming training rotation to Fort Irwin, Calif. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Jason Elmore)
U.S. Army

1-12 IN, 52BEB Platoon Live Fire Exercise

Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division pull security during a platoon live fire exercise July 12 at Fort Carson, Colo. The Warhorse Brigade’s training aligns with its upcoming training rotation to Fort Irwin, Calif. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Jason Elmore)

210708-N-RL456-0504 CAMP BLANDING JOINT TRAINING CENTER, Fla. (July 8, 2021) Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class Cody Nicholson, assigned to Littoral Combat Ship Squadron Two Reserve Unit, fires an M4 carbine rifle during a weapons qualification course at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., July 08, 2021. Through mobilization readiness, the Navy Reserve provides support to the active component by developing and employing mobilization processes based on the MOB-to-Billet design which expedites activation of Reserve Component forces in times of need. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Hunter S. Harwell/Released)
U.S. Navy

LCSRON 2 Reservists Conduct Weapons Qualifications

210708-N-RL456-0504 CAMP BLANDING JOINT TRAINING CENTER, Fla. (July 8, 2021) Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class Cody Nicholson, assigned to Littoral Combat Ship Squadron Two Reserve Unit, fires an M4 carbine rifle during a weapons qualification course at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., July 08, 2021. Through mobilization readiness, the Navy Reserve provides support to the active component [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine with Force Reconnaissance Platoon, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), adjusts his sight during a deck shoot aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) in the Pacific Ocean on July 10, 2021. The deck shoot consisted of reconnaissance Marines practicing close quarter combat drills and multi target engagements to remain proficient for future real-world situations. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the America Expeditionary Strike Group in the 7th fleet area of operation to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
U.S. Marine Corps

Guns a Blazin’

A U.S. Marine with Force Reconnaissance Platoon, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), loads a M1911 .45-caliber pistol with ammunition during a deck shoot aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) in the Pacific Ocean on July 10, 2021. The deck shoot consisted of reconnaissance Marines practicing close quarter combat drills and multi target engagements to remain proficient for future [Read More …]

U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron-234 (VMGR-234) fly a KC-130J aircraft in formation with French Mirage Fighter jets over Djibouti, July 11, 2021. VMGR-234 provides aerial refueling, rescue, and airlift capabilities to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Asselta)
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USMC VMGR-234 Flies with French Mirage Fighters

U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron-234, (VMGR-234) fly a KC-130J aircraft in formation with French Mirage Fighter jets over Djibouti, July 11, 2021. VMGR-234 provides aerial refueling, rescue, and airlift capabilities to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Asselta)

U.S. and Côte d'Ivoirian special operations forces conduct joint combined exchange training in Côte d'Ivoire July 5, 2021. The teams focused on honing basic skills such as close quarters combat, first aid, mission planning and jungle warfare.
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Combined Joint Exchange Training

U.S. and Côte d’Ivoirian special operations forces conduct joint combined exchange training in Côte d’Ivoire July 5, 2021. The teams focused on honing basic skills such as close quarters combat, first aid, mission planning and jungle warfare.