PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 8, 2022) Senior Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Wilmarie Torres, from Orocovis, Puerto Rico directs an F-35C Lightning II, assigned to the "Black Knights" of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314, on the flight deck of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, led by Carrier Strike Group 3, deployed from San Diego, Jan. 3, in support of global maritime security operations. An integral part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, U.S. 3rd Fleet operates naval forces in the Indo-Pacific and provides the realistic, relevant training necessary to flawlessly execute our Navy’s role across the full spectrum of military operations — from combat operations to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. U.S. 3rd Fleet works together with our allies and partners to advance freedom of navigation, the rule of law, and other principles that underpin security for the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Singley)
U.S. Navy

Abraham Lincoln conducts flight operations

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 8, 2022) Senior Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Wilmarie Torres, from Orocovis, Puerto Rico directs an F-35C Lightning II, assigned to the “Black Knights” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314, on the flight deck of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, led by Carrier Strike Group 3, deployed from [Read More …]

A Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape instructor demonstrates rope climbing during a water survival training course at Lowestoft, England, Jan. 7, 2022. SERE personnel from Royal Air Force Lakenheath and Royal Air Force Mildenhall gave Airmen the chance to train in realistic scenarios where flight staff must work together in order to survive should their aircraft crash in the ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Koby I. Saunders)
U.S. Air Force

SERE Water Survival Training

A Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape instructor demonstrates rope climbing during a water survival training course at Lowestoft, England, Jan. 7, 2022. SERE personnel from Royal Air Force Lakenheath and Royal Air Force Mildenhall gave Airmen the chance to train in realistic scenarios where flight staff must work together in order to survive should their aircraft crash in the ocean. [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conduct a bottom-up visit, board, search, and seizure mission to intercept sensitive equipment during Realistic Urban Training Exercise 22.1 (RUTEX) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan 8, 2022. The purpose of the RUTEX is to incorporate the specialized individual and small-unit skills of the MEU and conduct high-intensity, advanced, and complex Marine Air-Ground Task Force operations to prepare MEUs and other designated forces to support the geographic combatant commanders. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Fourmet Gustavsen)
U.S. Marine Corps

RUTEX 22.1 VBSS

U.S. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) launch combat rubber raiding craft during a bottom-up visit, board, search, and seizure mission to intercept sensitive equipment during Realistic Urban Training Exercise 22.1 (RUTEX) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan 8, 2022. The purpose of the RUTEX is to incorporate the specialized individual and small-unit skills of the MEU [Read More …]

A Marine with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, provides secruity during military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) training at Fort Pickett, Virginia on Jan. 10, 2022. The Department of Defense, through the U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Intriago)
U.S. Marine Corps

MOUT Town Takeover

A Marine with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, provides secruity during military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) training at Fort Pickett, Virginia on Jan. 10, 2022. The Department of Defense, through the U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for [Read More …]