210803-N-FO865-2071 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 3, 2021) – U.S. Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion 31, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, approaches the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), Aug. 3. San Diego is underway conducting routine operations in U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Woods)
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USS San Diego Goes Underway

210803-N-FO865-2071 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 3, 2021) – U.S. Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion 31, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, approaches the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), Aug. 3. San Diego is underway conducting routine operations in U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Woods)

A U.S. Marine with Alpha Battery, 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Platoon, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363 (Reinforced), Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, fires an M240B machine gun in the prone position at Kangaroo Flats Training Area, NT, Australia, July 8, 2021. The range consisted of training with an M240B machine gun mounted on a Humvee while bounding and firing from a static position with a bipod. The training hones the Marines’ capabilities as a skilled expeditionary fighting force that is capable of responding to a potential crisis or contingency. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lydia Gordon)
U.S. Marine Corps

Bounding with the M240B Machine Gun

A U.S. Marine with Alpha Battery, 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Platoon, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363 (Reinforced), Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, fires an M240B machine gun in the prone position at Kangaroo Flats Training Area, NT, Australia, July 8, 2021. The range consisted of training with an M240B machine gun mounted on a Humvee while bounding and firing [Read More …]

Airmen from across the 104th Fighter Wing participated in the forge combat skills readiness training event July 30, 2021, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. The Forge is a new 104FW initiative where participants are trained in joint combat skills, total force fitness, domestic operations and near-peer threat understanding. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Hanna Smith)
U.S. Air National Guard

104FW Barnestormers Participate in Forge Combat Skills event

Airmen from across the 104th Fighter Wing participated in the forge combat skills readiness training event July 30, 2021, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. The Forge is a new 104FW initiative where participants are trained in joint combat skills, total force fitness, domestic operations and near-peer threat understanding. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Hanna Smith)

Lance Cpl. Andrew Kim, an LAV driver with Delta Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LAR), 4th Marine Division, prepares for platoon attacks during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 4-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California on Aug. 2, 2021. ITX is the culmination of Marine Forces Reserve units’ training cycle as they participate in a live-fire, combined arms exercise as a part of an integrated Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Intriago)
U.S. Marine Corps

Land Sharks

Lance Cpl. Andrew Kim, an LAV driver with Delta Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LAR), 4th Marine Division, prepares for platoon attacks during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 4-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California on Aug. 2, 2021. ITX is the culmination of Marine Forces Reserve units’ training cycle as they participate in a live-fire, [Read More …]

Green berets assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) conduct a series of High Altitude-Low Opening (HALO) airborne operations on Fort Campbell, KY, from July 27, 2021 to July 29, 2021. The 101st Airborne Division provided the aircrafts that were used during these events, to include: the UH-60 Black Hawk and the CH-47 Chinook. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brianna Joanne Henzon)
U.S. Army

5th SFG(A) HALO Jump Training

Green berets assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) conduct a series of High Altitude-Low Opening (HALO) airborne operations on Fort Campbell, KY, from July 27, 2021 to July 29, 2021. The 101st Airborne Division provided the aircrafts that were used during these events, to include: the UH-60 Black Hawk and the CH-47 Chinook. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, uses a wheel well as cover during Raid Leaders Course on July 27, 2021 on Camp Pendleton, California. The course is two weeks long and is comprised of marksmanship shooting, weapon manipulation, close-quarter tactics and room clearing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Austin Fraley)
U.S. Marine Corps

Raid Leaders Course

U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, uses a wheel well as cover during Raid Leaders Course on July 27, 2021 on Camp Pendleton, California. The course is two weeks long and is comprised of marksmanship shooting, weapon manipulation, close-quarter tactics and room clearing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Austin Fraley)

Sgt. First Class Francisco Torres, a noncommissioned officer with First Army, participates in the low crawl portion of the Obstacle Course event during the first day of the 2021 Forces Command Best Warrior Competition at Fort Riley KS., Aug 2. Thirteen noncommissioned officers and twelve Soldiers are competing in a five-day competition representing the best in U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Riley, KS., Aug 2-6. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Brandon Bruer, 19th Public Affairs Detachment)
U.S. Army

FORSCOM Best Warrior Competition 2021

Sgt. First Class Francisco Torres, a noncommissioned officer with First Army, participates in the low crawl portion of the Obstacle Course event during the first day of the 2021 Forces Command Best Warrior Competition at Fort Riley KS., Aug 2. Thirteen noncommissioned officers and twelve Soldiers are competing in a five-day competition representing the best in U.S. Army Forces Command [Read More …]

Officer Candidates drag simulated casualties utilizing the cradle drop drag method during a tactical combat casualty care training exercise at Stones Ranch Military Reservation, Niantic, Connecticut, July 14, 2021. Candidates are taught tactical combat casualty care techniques including the use of tourniquets, drags, carries and how to stop identify and dress wounds. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew Lucibello)
U.S. Army

Officer Candidate School Teaches Soldier Skills

Officer Candidates drag simulated casualties utilizing the cradle drop drag method during a tactical combat casualty care training exercise at Stones Ranch Military Reservation, Niantic, Connecticut, July 14, 2021. Candidates are taught tactical combat casualty care techniques including the use of tourniquets, drags, carries and how to stop identify and dress wounds. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew Lucibello)

Soldiers with the Charlie Company 1-185th Infantry Regiment, California Army National Guard, aim their sights during a live-fire exercise at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California, July 30, 2021. Members of the California National Guard firde weapons to test their readiness in preparation for future potential deployments. (Oklahoma Army National Guard photo by Cpl. Reece Heck)
U.S. Army National Guard

A Soldier with the Charlie Company 1-185th Infantry Regiment, California Army National Guard, aims down his sights during a live-fire exercise at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California, July 30, 2021.

Soldiers with the Charlie Company 1-185th Infantry Regiment, California Army National Guard, aim their sights during a live-fire exercise at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California, July 30, 2021. Members of the California National Guard firde weapons to test their readiness in preparation for future potential deployments. (Oklahoma Army National Guard photo by Cpl. Reece Heck)

U.S. Air Force tactical air control party Airmen from the 353rd Special Warfare Training Squadron participate in a static line jump on July 26, 2021, at JBSA-Kelly Airfield, Texas. The jumps were part of routine proficiency qualifications that occur at least every six months. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd. Lt. Robert H. Dabbs)
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SWTW Proficiency Jumps

U.S. Air Force tactical air control party Airmen from the 353rd Special Warfare Training Squadron participate in a static line jump on July 26, 2021, at JBSA-Kelly Airfield, Texas. The jumps were part of routine proficiency qualifications that occur at least every six months. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd. Lt. Robert H. Dabbs)