211013-M-ET529-1572 NORTHERN RANGE COMPLEX, Kuwait (Oct. 13, 2021) Reconnaissance Marine assigned to the All Domain Reconnaissance Detachment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fires an M4A1 carbine during a live-fire and maneuver range at the Northern Range Complex, Kuwait, Oct. 13. The 11th MEU and Essex Amphibious Ready Group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Israel Chincio/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps

11th MEU ADRD conducts live-fire and maneuver in Kuwait

211013-M-ET529-1572 NORTHERN RANGE COMPLEX, Kuwait (Oct. 13, 2021) Reconnaissance Marine assigned to the All Domain Reconnaissance Detachment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fires an M4A1 carbine during a live-fire and maneuver range at the Northern Range Complex, Kuwait, Oct. 13. The 11th MEU and Essex Amphibious Ready Group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support [Read More …]

U.S. Army Pfc. Blair Kocher, a fire support specialist assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, qualifies with the M17 Modular Handgun System at the combat pistol range on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 15, 2021. U.S. Army Alaska is home to the Army’s only Pacific airborne brigade combat team, and maintains the only airborne rapid-response capacity within the Pacific Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)
U.S. Air Force

Spartan Steel Paratroopers switch up Howitzers for Handguns

U.S. Army Pfc. Blair Kocher, a fire support specialist assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, qualifies with the M17 Modular Handgun System at the combat pistol range on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 15, 2021. U.S. Army Alaska is home to the Army’s only [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing perform aircraft maintenance while conducting Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations on Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 6, 2021. Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 172, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing established a forward arming and refueling point on an airfield secured by 2d Battalion, 3d Marines to support sustained aviation operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jackson Dukes)
U.S. Marine Corps

Ie Shima Airfield Seizure and FARP

U.S. Marines with Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing perform aircraft maintenance while conducting Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations on Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 6, 2021. Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 172, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing established a forward arming and refueling point on an airfield secured by 2d Battalion, 3d Marines to support sustained aviation operations. (U.S. [Read More …]

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II flies over Midland, Texas, Sept. 11, 2021. During the performance, Fullam showcased different aerial maneuvers, including simulated gun runs, highlighting the capabilities of the A-10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob T. Stephens)
U.S. Air Force

Midland Airshow 2021

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II flies over Midland, Texas, Sept. 11, 2021. During the performance, Fullam showcased different aerial maneuvers, including simulated gun runs, highlighting the capabilities of the A-10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob T. Stephens)

A U.S. Marine Corps Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion with Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 takes off after completing a cargo loading and transporting exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, August 23, 2021. The lifts were part of the ongoing operational assessment of the King Stallion Heavy Lift Helicopter as the Marine Corps modernizes and prepares for future endeavors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)
U.S. Marine Corps

Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 flies the new Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion

A U.S. Marine Corps Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion with Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 flies with an external cargo load during a cargo loading and transporting exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, August 23, 2021. The lifts were part of the ongoing operational assessment of the King Stallion Heavy Lift Helicopter as the [Read More …]

Airman 1st Class Isaiah Tirado, 49th Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, hangs upside down during the 49th Wing’s first rappel skills training, Oct. 5, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Holloman Defenders and firefighters learned rappel skills to use for rapid building entry and exit in hostile situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Sanchez-Chen)
U.S. Air Force

49th Wing Holds First Rappel Skills Training

Airman 1st Class Isaiah Tirado, 49th Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, hangs upside down during the 49th Wing’s first rappel skills training, Oct. 5, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Holloman Defenders and firefighters learned rappel skills to use for rapid building entry and exit in hostile situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 2d Marine Division (2d MARDIV) and French Legionnaires with 2d Infantry Regiment, French Foreign Legion, participate in an obstacle course during Exercise Baccarat on Caserne Colonel de Chabrières Nîmes, France, Oct. 8, 2021. Exercise Baccarat is a three-week joint exercise between 2d MARDIV and the French Foreign Legion that challenges forces with physical and tactical training, as well as provides the opportunity to exchange knowledge that assists in developing and strengthening bonds. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jennifer E. Reyes)
U.S. Marine Corps

Exercise Baccarat 2021

U.S. Marines with 2d Marine Division (2d MARDIV) and French Legionnaires with 2d Infantry Regiment, French Foreign Legion, participate in an obstacle course during Exercise Baccarat on Caserne Colonel de Chabrières Nîmes, France, Oct. 8, 2021. Exercise Baccarat is a three-week joint exercise between 2d MARDIV and the French Foreign Legion that challenges forces with physical and tactical training, as [Read More …]