U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and U.S. Marines complete cold-weather field training during the Cold-Weather Operations Course Class 21-03 held Jan. 29th through Feb. 5th, 2021, at Fort McCoy, Wis. Students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects including snowshoeing, skiing, tent building, water immersion, and how to use ahkio sleds. Training is focused on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, and other survival tactics important to know for operating in a cold-weather environment.
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Cold-Weather Operations Course Class 21-03 at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and U.S. Marines complete cold-weather field training during the Cold-Weather Operations Course Class 21-03 held Jan. 29th through Feb. 5th, 2021, at Fort McCoy, Wis. Students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects including snowshoeing, skiing, tent building, water immersion, and how to use ahkio sleds. Training is focused on terrain and weather analysis, risk [Read More …]

At the starting line Barrera shifts back and forth burning rubber on his motorcycle back tire prior to the start of a race. Burning the tires helps improve the traction of the tires across the pavement. Over the summer Idaho Army National Guard Spc. Roy Barrera took time off from the stress and demands of guard duty to relax - hurtling down a straight stretch of sizzling concrete pavement at speeds in excess of 150 mph while crouched on the seat of a motorcycle. Since the age of 13, Barrerra has been drag racing motorcycles. While serving in the Army National Guard sometimes limits his participation in regional competitions, within Idaho Barrera has built a championship reputation. Roy Barrera and his father Roy Sr. , a 26-year veteran of the Idaho Army National Guard, put in many more hours maintaining and building their machines. Its an off-duty pursuit that brings Barrera a great deal of satisfaction. “ I get excited at the fact that we build our own engines and motorcycles, “ said Barrera. He said they fabricate most of the parts and equipment on every machine. Barrera says the maintenance required to successfully compete in races requires at least four hours of work every evening for the week prior to any race. Racing under the banner of Fly Racing Street, his sponsor, he races locally at Firebird raceway in Eagle, just south of Emmett, Idaho and into Washington, Oregon and Montana when the opportunity allows. Driving long hours to race for mere seconds. Barrera said his support network - his mom, dad, his dad’s wife Christine, his girlfriend Danelle, Don and Brenda Lamott, Miles and Amy Hauer and Nick Hande have made a herculean effort in emotional and logistical support that has made his success possible. Barrera is motivated to compete and likely just one of the reasons he won the Idaho Army National Guard’s Best Warrior competition in 2019. He is now in training with the 204th Regional Training Institute as a instructor for the 91B W
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Idaho Soldiers – Off Duty

At the starting line Barrera shifts back and forth burning rubber on his motorcycle back tire prior to the start of a race. Burning the tires helps improve the traction of the tires across the pavement. Over the summer Idaho Army National Guard Spc. Roy Barrera took time off from the stress and demands of guard duty to relax – [Read More …]

Army Reserve Soldiers from the 467 Medical Detachment training on the Litter Obstacle Course (LOC) located at Fort McCoy, WI. The LOC simulates difficult terrain obstacles for soldiers transporting a casualty on a stretcher to extraction transport.
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Litter Obstacle Course

Army Reserve Soldiers from the 467 Medical Detachment training on the Litter Obstacle Course (LOC) located at Fort McCoy, WI. The LOC simulates difficult terrain obstacles for soldiers transporting a casualty on a stretcher to extraction transport.

United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" maintainers perform post-flight procedures at the “CenterPoint Energy Dayton Air Show” in Dayton, Ohio, July 10, 2021. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds team has served as America’s premier air demonstration squadron, entrusted with the vital mission to recruit, retain and inspire past, present and future Airmen. (U.S. Air Force Photo/SSgt Laurel Richards)
U.S. Air Force

Thunderbirds Dazzle at Dayton Air Show

The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” perform at the “CenterPoint Energy Dayton Air Show” in Dayton, Ohio, July 10, 2021. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds team has served as America’s premier air demonstration squadron, entrusted with the vital mission to recruit, retain and inspire past, present and future Airmen. (U.S. Air Force Photo/SSgt Laurel Richards)

Tripler Army Medical Center Best Medic Competition was held 26-27 October 2021. During the two day event, Capt. Jeffrey Jerschina, 1st Sgt. Tiari Ventura, Master Sgt. William Booth, and Staff Sgt. Erich Alwast participated in events to test their military fitness, technical competence, and leadership abilities. Competition events included a 6-mile ruck march, water survival, Medical Combat Testing Lane, Urban Orienteering and the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT).
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Tripler Army Medical Center Best Medic Competition 2021

Tripler Army Medical Center Best Medic Competition was held 26-27 October 2021. During the two day event, Capt. Jeffrey Jerschina, 1st Sgt. Tiari Ventura, Master Sgt. William Booth, and Staff Sgt. Erich Alwast participated in events to test their military fitness, technical competence, and leadership abilities. Competition events included a 6-mile ruck march, water survival, Medical Combat Testing Lane, Urban [Read More …]

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, perform maintenance on their weapon systems in preparation for a simulated attack during a Home Station Combat Training Center brigade-level collective training event, Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center 22-01, on Dillingham Airfield, in Waialua, Hawaii, Oct. 24, 2021. JPMRC Rotation 22-01 provides the 25th ID the opportunity to integrate and train alongside our partners and allies throughout the Indo-Pacific Region. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Matthew Mackintosh, 28th Public Affairs Detachment)
U.S. Army

25th ID Soldiers Prepare to Defend Dillingham Airfield during JPMRC Rotation 22-01

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, perform maintenance on their weapon systems in preparation for a simulated attack during a Home Station Combat Training Center brigade-level collective training event, Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center 22-01, on Dillingham Airfield, in Waialua, Hawaii, Oct. 24, 2021. JPMRC Rotation 22-01 provides the 25th ID [Read More …]

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 2, 2021) – Sailors load rounds into a close-in weapon system aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), Nov. 2. Makin Island is underway conducting routine operations in U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)
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Makin Island Loads CIWS

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 2, 2021) – Sailors load rounds into a close-in weapon system aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), Nov. 2. Makin Island is underway conducting routine operations in U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow)

Participants of the Oceanside Ironman 70.3 cycle through the 52 Area on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 30, 2021. The Ironman 70.3 is a competition consisting of a 13.1-mile run, a 1.2-mile swim and a 56-mile bike. This year Oceanside held the Ironman in conjunction with Camp Pendleton, which hosted the vast majority of the bike course. The riders entered at Del Mar Housing Gate, rode to the 62 Area and then looped back around to Del Mar. Cyclists were able to see the School of Infantry - West, the Santa Margarita Ranch House, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton and open training areas during the race. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Drake Nickels)
U.S. Marine Corps

Ironman Participants Zoom through Camp Pendleton

Participants of the Oceanside Ironman 70.3 cycle through the 52 Area on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 30, 2021. The Ironman 70.3 is a competition consisting of a 13.1-mile run, a 1.2-mile swim and a 56-mile bike. This year Oceanside held the Ironman in conjunction with Camp Pendleton, which hosted the vast majority of the bike course. The [Read More …]

Alaska Air National Guardsmen assigned to the 212th Rescue Squadron, 176th Wing, flip a vehicle while conducting a full mission profile exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 13, 2021. The busiest rescue force in the Department of Defense, the 212th RQS provides elite pararescuemen and combat rescue officers that are uniquely skilled in integrating air and ground capabilities to carry out the 176th Wing’s wartime and peacetime personnel recovery missions. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Dana Rosso)
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Arctic Guardian Pararescuemen Partner with the Alaska Army National Guard in Mass Casualty Exercise

Alaska Air National Guardsmen assigned to the 212th Rescue Squadron, 176th Wing, maneuver to engage opposition forces while conducting a full mission profile exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 13, 2021. The busiest rescue force in the Department of Defense, the 212th RQS provides elite pararescuemen and combat rescue officers that are uniquely skilled in integrating air and ground [Read More …]