An MV-22B Osprey from the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (VMM-262) lands while U.S. Marines, 4th Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, and soldiers from the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force, 5th Infantry Regiment, prepare for air-to-ground maneuvers during exercise Resolute Dragon 21 at the Ojojihara Training Area, Japan, Dec. 9, 2021. The MV-22 and CV-22B Osprey are important assets in rapid [Read More …]
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jason Cruz (left), and Lance Cpl. Michael Oswalt, machine gunners with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines, conduct bilateral force-on-force training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 15, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF [Read More …]
U.S. Marine Corps F-18C Hornets and Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-2As fly side by side over Northern Japan during a simulated maritime strike operation, Dec. 15, 2021. The simulated maritime strike was coordinated by U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Soldiers, operating a Bilateral Ground Tactical Coordination Center as part of a bilateral rehearsal of Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations. [Read More …]
U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (1st MARDIV), fire mortars during Exercise Steel Knight 22 (SK-22) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 8, 2021. SK-22 is a 1st MARDIV-led annual training exercise which enables the Navy-Marine Corps team to operate in a realistic, combined-arms environment to enhance naval warfighting tactics, techniques and procedures. [Read More …]
Three C-17 aircraft assigned to 97th Air Mobility Wing, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, parked at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, during the U.S. Air Force Weapons School Integration exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Dec. 6, 2021. C-17 Aircraft and aircrew members from Altus AFB supported WSINT 21-B.
211213-N-FA490-2932 APRA HARBOR, Guam – Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 3rd Class Jake Puckett, from Harlingen, Texas, assigned to the “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat 23 (HSC 23), left, and Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Josh Allen, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, assigned to the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, are hoisted onto a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned [Read More …]
Special Warfare Airmen jump from an AATC C-130H as part of their training during Exercise KANI WILDCAT.
Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Sailors with 4th Marines prepare to load a simulated casualty onto a MV-22B Osprey during Resolute Dragon 21 at Ojojihara Proving Grounds, Japan, Dec. 14, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) since 2013 and is the largest [Read More …]
U.S. Marines assume the prone position to conduct a series of drills in preparation for the Marine Corps Marksmanship Competition Far East on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 9, 2021. Throughout the two week competition, Marines first practiced marksmanship fundamentals followed by a scored course of fire as a team and as individuals. The Marines who score in the top [Read More …]
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Adam Carver and Sgt. Trent Gallagher, infantry Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1/5, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), maintain security while participating in an embassy reinforcement during MEU exercise (MEUEX) on Camp Hansen, Dec. 9, 2021. MEUEX is a pre-deployment training exercise that validates and reinforces the MEU’s mission capabilities across all of the Marine [Read More …]