U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Nery Castro, Lightning Academy, 25th Infantry Division, pulls security for his team during the culminating exercise patrol lanes while attending the Jungle Operations Training Course (JOTC) at Lightning Academy Schofield Barracks, East Range, Hawaii June 18, 2020. The culminating exercise is a three-day situational training exercise that focuses on planning, preparation and execution of jungle operations as well as broadening the students’ knowledge in employment of a squad within a tropical environment. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Lawrence Broadnax/28th Public Affairs Detachment)
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Jungle Operations Training Course 2020

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Nery Castro, Lightning Academy, 25th Infantry Division, pulls security for his team during the culminating exercise patrol lanes while attending the Jungle Operations Training Course (JOTC) at Lightning Academy Schofield Barracks, East Range, Hawaii June 18, 2020. The culminating exercise is a three-day situational training exercise that focuses on planning, preparation and execution of jungle operations [Read More …]

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 25th Infantry Division conduct waterborne operations during patrol lanes at the Jungle Operations Training Course (JOTC), Schofield Barracks East Range Training Complex, Hawaii, June 13, 2020. Students learned mobility techniques utilizing mountaineering equipment, as well as basic personal and team waterborne movement methods, to include the use of zodiac boats. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ezra Camarena/28th Public Affairs Detachment)
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25th Infantry Division Jungle Operations Training Course

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 25th Infantry Division conduct waterborne operations during patrol lanes at the Jungle Operations Training Course (JOTC), Schofield Barracks East Range Training Complex, Hawaii, June 13, 2020. Students learned mobility techniques utilizing mountaineering equipment, as well as basic personal and team waterborne movement methods, to include the use of zodiac boats. (U.S. Army photo by [Read More …]

Two individuals participate in the 8.46 kilometer #RuckRacism July 4, 2020, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was organized to bring the Titan community together and provide an inclusive environment for dialogue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Malissa Lott)
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Ruck Racism

Two individuals participate in the 8.46 kilometer #RuckRacism July 4, 2020, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was organized to bring the Titan community together and provide an inclusive environment for dialogue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Malissa Lott)

U.S. Marines with Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin conduct drone training at Robertson Barracks, NT, Australia, July 8, 2020. This training enables MRF-D to continue being a lethal and competent expeditionary fighting force that is proficient and capable of responding to any crisis. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Natalie Greenwood)
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MRF-D Marines use drones to enhance patrol capability

U.S. Marines with Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin conduct drone training at Robertson Barracks, NT, Australia, July 8, 2020. This training enables MRF-D to continue being a lethal and competent expeditionary fighting force that is proficient and capable of responding to any crisis. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Natalie Greenwood)

U.S. Marines with Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin conduct drone training at Robertson Barracks, NT, Australia, July 8, 2020. This training enables MRF-D to continue being a lethal and competent expeditionary fighting force that is proficient and capable of responding to any crisis. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Natalie Greenwood)
U.S. Marine Corps

Field training keeps MRF-D Marines lethal

U.S. Marines with Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin conduct drone training at Robertson Barracks, NT, Australia, July 8, 2020. This training enables MRF-D to continue being a lethal and competent expeditionary fighting force that is proficient and capable of responding to any crisis. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Natalie Greenwood)

Although snakes did not end up in anyone’s boots as the popular phrase states, they did end up in key leaders’ hands. Idaho National Guard key leaders held rattlesnakes and assisted the Idaho National Guard Environmental Management Office biologists with tagging, studying and measuring rattlesnakes on July 8, 2020 at the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, locally known as the NCA. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur)
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There’s a snake in my boot – Key military leaders assist with tagging and the study of rattlesnakes

Although snakes did not end up in anyone’s boots as the popular phrase states, they did end up in key leaders’ hands. Idaho National Guard key leaders held rattlesnakes and assisted the Idaho National Guard Environmental Management Office biologists with tagging, studying and measuring rattlesnakes on July 8, 2020 at the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 1st platoon, Force Reconnaissance Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, clear a room during Close Quarters Tactics training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 29, 2020. The reconnaissance Marines conducted the CQT training to sharpen their proficiency on room and hallway clearing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Francesca Landis)
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Reconnaissance Marines conduct CQT training

U.S. Marines with 1st platoon, Force Reconnaissance Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, clear a room during Close Quarters Tactics training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 29, 2020. The reconnaissance Marines conducted the CQT training to sharpen their proficiency on room and hallway clearing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Francesca Landis)

Soldiers assigned to 12th Aviation Battalion, The Army Aviation Brigade (TAAB), Davison Army Airfield, Virginia, conduct prechecks on the UH-60 Black Hawk prior to a demonstration flyover in the National Capital Region during Salute to America at Davison Army Airfield, Virginia, July 4, 2020. The event provides an opportunity to highlight the Department of Defense’s support of homeland defense while strengthening our connection with the American people.
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Salute to America

Soldiers assigned to 12th Aviation Battalion, The Army Aviation Brigade (TAAB), Davison Army Airfield, Virginia, conduct prechecks on the UH-60 Black Hawk prior to a demonstration flyover in the National Capital Region during Salute to America at Davison Army Airfield, Virginia, July 4, 2020. The event provides an opportunity to highlight the Department of Defense’s support of homeland defense while [Read More …]