Minnesota Army National Guard Recruiters and civilian students play paintball at Camp Ripley on July 8th, 2021. Recruiters host events at Camp Ripley to allow civilians to use the facilities at the base and to help them learn more about the National Guard.
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Soldiers Play Paintball at Camp Ripley

Minnesota Army National Guard Recruiters and civilian students play paintball at Camp Ripley on July 8th, 2021. Recruiters host events at Camp Ripley to allow civilians to use the facilities at the base and to help them learn more about the National Guard.

EAST CHINA SEA (July 9, 2021) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Wayne Krupski, from Queens, N.Y., fires an M9 pistol during a small arms familiarization course on the flight deck aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). McCain is assigned to Task Force 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Arthur Rosen)
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Sailor Fires Pistol During Small Arms Familiarization Course

EAST CHINA SEA (July 9, 2021) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Wayne Krupski, from Queens, N.Y., fires an M9 pistol during a small arms familiarization course on the flight deck aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). McCain is assigned to Task Force 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal [Read More …]

NORFOLK (April 13, 2021) - Sailors assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron FIVE (HSC-5) participate in a search-and-rescue exercise April 13, 2021. HSC-5 is the MH-60S Seahawk squadron of Carrier Air Wing Seven that is embarked on the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) for its upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Novalee Manzella)
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SAR Jumps

NORFOLK (April 13, 2021) – Sailors assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron FIVE (HSC-5) participate in a search-and-rescue exercise April 13, 2021. HSC-5 is the MH-60S Seahawk squadron of Carrier Air Wing Seven that is embarked on the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) for its upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Novalee [Read More …]

Staff Sgt. Wilbert Batulan, an observer coach/trainer for 3rd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 340th Infantry Regiment, 181st Multifunctional Training Brigade, observes Soldiers of the 645th Inland Cargo Transport Company, 650th Regional Support Group, 79th Theater Sustainment Command, demonstrate the prone unsupported firing position with an M4 carbine during the preliminary marksmanship instruction portion of Pershing Strike 21, July 10, 2021, on Fort McCoy, Wis. The 645th ICTC is preparing for an upcoming deployment to CENTCOM. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Rayno)
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181st MFTB Pershing Strike 21

Staff Sgt. Wilbert Batulan, an observer coach/trainer for 3rd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 340th Infantry Regiment, 181st Multifunctional Training Brigade, observes Soldiers of the 645th Inland Cargo Transport Company, 650th Regional Support Group, 79th Theater Sustainment Command, demonstrate the prone unsupported firing position with an M4 carbine during the preliminary marksmanship instruction portion of Pershing Strike 21, July 10, 2021, on [Read More …]

Albanian soldiers secure simulated protesters acted by U.S. Soldiers with Apache Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, during a crowd control training exercise as part of KFOR 29 at Hohenfels, Germany, June 26, 2021. Allies and partners take part in KFOR 29 training in order to increase interoperability and prepare the unit for peace support, stability and contingency operations in Kosovo in support of civil authorities. NATO has been leading the international peacekeeping force in Kosovo since June 1999 to ensure a secure, stable and multi-ethnic Kosovo. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Randis Monroe)
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Crowd Control Exercise

Albanian soldiers secure simulated protesters acted by U.S. Soldiers with Apache Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, during a crowd control training exercise as part of KFOR 29 at Hohenfels, Germany, June 26, 2021. Allies and partners take part in KFOR 29 training in order to increase interoperability and prepare the unit for peace support, stability and contingency operations in [Read More …]

A civilian air tanker drops retardant on the Beckwourth Complex Fire July 9, 2021 near Frenchman Lake in N. California. In addition to other resources, three Air National Guard C-130s--two from Nevada and one from California will assist in battling the Beckwourth Complex Fire in Northern California. The DoD, through the commander, U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), provides support to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in conducting wildland fire fighting operations as requested. First Air Force (Air Forces Northern), U.S. Northern Command’s Air Component Command, is the DoD’s operational lead for the aerial military efforts.
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Air Tanker Drops Retardant on the Beckwourth Complex Fire July 9, 2021 near Frenchman Lake in N. California

A civilian air tanker drops retardant on the Beckwourth Complex Fire July 9, 2021 near Frenchman Lake in N. California. In addition to other resources, three Air National Guard C-130s–two from Nevada and one from California will assist in battling the Beckwourth Complex Fire in Northern California. The DoD, through the commander, U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), provides support to the [Read More …]

210707-N-RG587-1015 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (July 7, 2021) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Strait of Gibraltar, July, 7, 2021. Ike is on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dean M. Cates)
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Vella Gulf

210707-N-RG587-1015 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (July 7, 2021) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Strait of Gibraltar, July, 7, 2021. Ike is on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class [Read More …]

ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 9, 2021) – Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Christopher Meinert, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58), fires a shot line during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command Henry J. Kaiser-class oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188) in the Atlantic Ocean, July 9, 2021. Laboon is operating in the Atlantic Ocean in support of naval operations to maintain maritime stability and security in order to ensure access, deter aggression and defend U.S., allied and partner interests. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeremy R. Boan/Released)
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USS Laboon Conducts Live Fire Exercise

ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 9, 2021) – Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Christopher Meinert, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58), fires a shot line during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command Henry J. Kaiser-class oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188) in the Atlantic Ocean, July 9, 2021. Laboon is operating in the Atlantic Ocean in support [Read More …]

Soldiers of the 851st EVCC, 682nd Engineer Battalion, conducted construction operations near Demo 4 at Camp Ripley, July 10, 2021. The unit has been working over their last three drills to build an observation shelter, a berm and a parking area on the range. (Minnesota National Guard photo by Sgt. Mahsima Alkamooneh)
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851st EVCC Makes Progress on Range Upgrades

Soldiers of the 851st EVCC, 682nd Engineer Battalion, conducted construction operations near Demo 4 at Camp Ripley, July 10, 2021. The unit has been working over their last three drills to build an observation shelter, a berm and a parking area on the range. (Minnesota National Guard photo by Sgt. Mahsima Alkamooneh)

Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptors fly in formation near a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the Hawaii ANG 203rd Air Refueling Squadron, June 30, 2021, near Oahu, Hawaii. The Raptors just completed air-combat training scenarios with French Air and Space Force F3-R Rafales. From June 27 to July 5, three French Air Force Rafales, two A400M Atlas, one A330 Phenix, and approximately 170 French Air and Space Force personnel visited Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to partner in air integration operations for exercise Wakea - a demonstration of the U.S. and French relationship in the Indo-pacific area of responsibility. During Wakea subject matter experts from both nations exchanged best practices for flight operations, training, and maintenance. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Orlando Corpuz)
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Hawaiian Raptors train with French Air Force

Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptors fly in formation near a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the Hawaii ANG 203rd Air Refueling Squadron, June 30, 2021, near Oahu, Hawaii. The Raptors just completed air-combat training scenarios with French Air and Space Force F3-R Rafales. From June 27 to July 5, three French Air Force Rafales, two A400M Atlas, one A330 Phenix, [Read More …]