Magazines filled with 5.56 ball ammunition are lined up, ready to be used during individual weapons qualification by members of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Fort Drum, New York, November 7. The unit conducted the Army's new combat-focused individual weapons qualification for the first time this year. (Army National Guard Photo by Capt. Avery Schneider)
U.S. Army National Guard

27th Infantry Brigade Headquarters Trains at Fort Drum

Magazines filled with 5.56 ball ammunition are lined up, ready to be used during individual weapons qualification by members of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Fort Drum, New York, November 7. The unit conducted the Army’s new combat-focused individual weapons qualification for the first time this year. (Army National Guard Photo by [Read More …]

U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Aaron Nock in the 314th Engineer Platoon, 420th Engineer Company, 458th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, based in Punxsutawney, Penn., fires a M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System 12-guage shotgun at the Ballistics Breaching range on Fort Drum, N.Y., Aug. 10, 2017. Weapons training like this is assisting these U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers in becoming the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal federal reserve force in the history of the Nation. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood).
U.S. Army Reserve

Route Clearance Company learns breaching techniques

U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Aaron Nock in the 314th Engineer Platoon, 420th Engineer Company, 458th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, based in Punxsutawney, Penn., fires a M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System 12-guage shotgun at the Ballistics Breaching range on Fort Drum, N.Y., Aug. 10, 2017. Weapons training like this is assisting these U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers [Read More …]

Coalition soldier participates in advance marksmanship training at a firing range on Forward Operating Base Bastion, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Jan. 18, 2013. While deployed, it's important for soldiers to sharpen their skills to be combat effective. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard W. Jones Jr.)
U.S. Army

Advanced marksmanship training

Coalition soldier participates in advance marksmanship training at a firing range on Forward Operating Base Bastion, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Jan. 18, 2013. While deployed, it’s important for soldiers to sharpen their skills to be combat effective. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard W. Jones Jr.)

A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 21.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, fires at enemy targets with an M27 infantry automatic rifle during a cold weather live-fire training event in preparation for Exercise Reindeer II in Setermoen, Norway, Nov. 20, 2020. Reindeer II is a bilateral training exercise hosted by the Norwegian military to increase support capabilities between NATO allies in extreme conditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. William Chockey)
U.S. Marine Corps

MRF-E 21.1 Cold Weather Live-Fire

A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 21.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, fires at enemy targets with an M27 infantry automatic rifle during a cold weather live-fire training event in preparation for Exercise Reindeer II in Setermoen, Norway, Nov. 20, 2020. Reindeer II is a bilateral training exercise hosted by the Norwegian military to increase support capabilities between NATO [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 21.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, conduct a safety of use memorandum (SOUM) on an assault amphibious vehicle in preparation for Exercise Reindeer II, Reindeer I, and Joint Viking in Setermoen, Norway, Nov. 19, 2020. The SOUM test assesses the watertight integrity of AAV’s hull and is part of a continuing effort to ensure the equipment is safe. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. William Chockey)
U.S. Marine Corps

AAVs in the Arctic

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 21.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, conduct a safety of use memorandum (SOUM) on an assault amphibious vehicle in preparation for Exercise Reindeer II, Reindeer I, and Joint Viking in Setermoen, Norway, Nov. 19, 2020. The SOUM test assesses the watertight integrity of AAV’s hull and is part of a continuing effort to ensure [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division and U.S. Airmen with the 320 Special Tactics Squadron board a U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopter during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan on Nov. 17, 2020. MCCRE is a training evaluation designed to test Marines in combat scenarios, increasing their survivability and lethality while operating in a jungle environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo Lance Cpl. Alexis Moradian)
U.S. Marine Corps

Marines with 3D Reconnaissance Battalion participate in MCCRE training alongside Airmen with 320 Special Tactics Squadron

U.S. Marines with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division and U.S. Airmen with the 320 Special Tactics Squadron board a U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopter during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan on Nov. 17, 2020. MCCRE is a training evaluation designed to test Marines in combat scenarios, increasing their survivability and [Read More …]

Petty Officer 2nd Class Adrian Rodriguez, U.S. Naval Base Guam K-9 Unit, guides Roni through smoke to get him used to the sights and smells of combat on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam Nov. 20. Marines and Airmen exchanged MWD techiques to enhance joint mission effectivness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Crisp)
U.S. Air Force

Joint Military Working Dog Exchange

Petty Officer 2nd Class Adrian Rodriguez, U.S. Naval Base Guam K-9 Unit, guides Roni through smoke to get him used to the sights and smells of combat on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam Nov. 20. Marines and Airmen exchanged MWD techiques to enhance joint mission effectivness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Crisp)

U.S. Soldiers, with Alpha Troop, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, and 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, guard a nearby central petroleum infrastructure with their M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle and M1224 MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle in the Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility, Nov. 20, 2020. The soldiers are in Syria to support the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) mission. CJTF remains committed to working by, with, and through our partners to ensure the enduring defeat of Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jensen Guillory)
U.S. Army

M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles in Northeast Syria

U.S. Soldiers, with Alpha Troop, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, and 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, guard a nearby central petroleum infrastructure with their M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle and M1224 MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle in the Central Command (CENTCOM) area of [Read More …]