CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, Okinawa (Oct. 8, 2020) Marines and Sailors with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct a multi-day raid through the jungles of Okinawa after Launching from USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship of Expeditionary Strike Group 7, along with the 31st MEU, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations 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 Sgt. Dominic Clay)
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Marines and Sailors aboard USS America Conduct Jungle Raid

CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, Okinawa (Oct. 8, 2020) Marines and Sailors with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct a multi-day raid through the jungles of Okinawa after Launching from USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship of Expeditionary Strike Group 7, along with the 31st MEU, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations [Read More …]

200805-M-UY835-2093 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 5, 2020) - A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepares to take off from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during flight operations while underway in the eastern Pacific. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps continue to combine efforts to refine and strengthen fundamental amphibious capabilities and reinforce the Navy-Marine Corps team. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Patrick Crosley)
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F-35Bs take off from USS Makin Island in eastern Pacific

200805-M-UY835-2093 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 5, 2020) – A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepares to take off from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during flight operations while underway in the eastern Pacific. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps continue to combine efforts to refine [Read More …]

U.S. Air Force Maj. Cody “Shiv” Wilton, A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team pilot, performs a demonstration at the Wings Over North Georgia Airshow in Rome, Georgia, Oct. 24, 2020. During the performance Wilton showcased the A-10 by performing aerobatic maneuvers, sometimes reaching up to seven times the gravitational pull force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio A. Gamboa)
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Wings Over North Georgia 2020

U.S. Air Force Maj. Cody “Shiv” Wilton, A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team pilot, performs a demonstration at the Wings Over North Georgia Airshow in Rome, Georgia, Oct. 24, 2020. During the performance Wilton showcased the A-10 by performing aerobatic maneuvers, sometimes reaching up to seven times the gravitational pull force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio A. Gamboa)

A U.S. Air Force crew chief from 389th Fighter Squadron receives an F-15E Strike Eagle from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, after arriving at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 24, 2020. The 389th FS is participating in Agile Flag 21-1, which is an experimental exercise that tests the a new lead wing command design for deployed environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
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Agile Flag 21-1

A U.S. Air Force crew chief from 389th Fighter Squadron receives an F-15E Strike Eagle from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, after arriving at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 24, 2020. The 389th FS is participating in Agile Flag 21-1, which is an experimental exercise that tests the a new lead wing command design for deployed environments. (U.S. [Read More …]

201015-M-UY835-1152 PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 15, 2020) – The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), embarked with U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, steams through the eastern Pacific Ocean. The Makin Island ARG and the 15th MEU are currently conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Patrick Crosley)
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Makin Island ARG, 15th MEU conduct training in eastern Pacific

201015-M-UY835-1152 PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 15, 2020) – The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), embarked with U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, steams through the eastern Pacific Ocean. The Makin Island ARG and the 15th MEU are currently conducting at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area [Read More …]

AYASE, Japan – Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment conclude their movement of a fire unit with line-haul operations at Naval Air Facility Atsugi Oct. 24. Pacific Guardians worked with local contractors to load vehicles from the port of disembarkation to NAF Atsugi where the line-haul crews downloaded the equipment to prepare for site emplacement in support of Keen Sword 21, a joint expeditionary bilateral exercise, which allows Japan Self-Defense Forces and U.S. military forces to work together across a variety of areas, enhancing the interoperability of U.S. and Japan forces. This year, Orient Shield 21-1 is being simultaneously with Keen Sword 21 to demonstrate the U.S. Army’s ability to integrate into the Joint Force and enable multi-domain operations that include long-range precision fires and integrated air defense capabilities. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Daniel Andrews)
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Pacific Guardians download PATRIOT equipment to prepare for site emplacement in support of KS/OS 21

AYASE, Japan – Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment conclude their movement of a fire unit with line-haul operations at Naval Air Facility Atsugi Oct. 24. Pacific Guardians worked with local contractors to load vehicles from the port of disembarkation to NAF Atsugi where the line-haul crews downloaded the equipment to prepare for site emplacement in support [Read More …]

Lance Cpl. Johnny Strickland, a mortarman with 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, currently attached to 4th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, as part of the Unit Deployment Program, establishes a defensive position during exercise Fuji Viper 21.1 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Oct. 7, 2020. “My decision to join the Marine Corps was heavily influenced by my mother,” said Strickland, a native of Albany, New York. “She attributes her current successes to her own experiences as a Marine.” During this evolution of Fuji Viper, Marines demonstrated proficiency in infantry and combined arms tactics through a series of distributed lethality exercises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ujian Gosun)
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U.S. Marines conduct patrolling operations during exercise Fuji Viper 21.1

Lance Cpl. Johnny Strickland, a mortarman with 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, currently attached to 4th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, as part of the Unit Deployment Program, establishes a defensive position during exercise Fuji Viper 21.1 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Oct. 7, 2020. “My decision to join the Marine Corps was heavily influenced by my [Read More …]

AOMORI, Japan – Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment field forward-deployed vital PATRIOT equipment on the fly during Keen Sword/Orient Shield 2021 to rehearse their ability to rapidly deploy in a moment’s notice from Okinawa to northern Japan Oct. 24. Keen Sword 21 is a joint expeditionary bilateral exercise, which allows Japan Self-Defense Forces and U.S. military forces to work together across a variety of areas, enhancing the interoperability of U.S. and Japanese forces. This year, Orient Shield 21-1 is being executed in conjunction with Keen Sword 21. The exercise will demonstrate the U.S. Army’s ability to integrate into the Joint Force and enabled multi-domain operations that include long-range precision fires and integrated air defense capabilities. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Daniel F. Emig)
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Pacific Guardians field PATRIOT equipment during Keen Sword/Orient Shield 2020

AOMORI, Japan – Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment field forward-deployed vital PATRIOT equipment on the fly during Keen Sword/Orient Shield 2021 to rehearse their ability to rapidly deploy in a moment’s notice from Okinawa to northern Japan Oct. 24. Keen Sword 21 is a joint expeditionary bilateral exercise, which allows Japan Self-Defense Forces and U.S. military [Read More …]

A CH-47 Chinook helicopter, operated by Soldiers with Bravo Company, 3-238th General Support Aviation Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade flies over a desert in the 28th ECAB's area of operations in the Middle East. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jacob Robinson)
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Chinook flight over the desert

A CH-47 Chinook helicopter, operated by Soldiers with Bravo Company, 3-238th General Support Aviation Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade flies over a desert in the 28th ECAB’s area of operations in the Middle East. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jacob Robinson)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Cody “Shiv” Wilton, A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team pilot, prepares to disembark after a practice run at the Wings Over North Georgia Airshow in Rome, Georgia, Oct. 23, 2020. Demonstrations performed at air shows showcase the maneuverability that enables the A-10 to perform its close air support mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio A. Gamboa)
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Wings Over North Georgia 2020 Practice Day

U.S. Air Force Maj. Cody “Shiv” Wilton, A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team pilot, prepares to disembark after a practice run at the Wings Over North Georgia Airshow in Rome, Georgia, Oct. 23, 2020. Demonstrations performed at air shows showcase the maneuverability that enables the A-10 to perform its close air support mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio [Read More …]