Louise (left) and Thelma (right), sister ambassador tortoises, eat vegetables in their enclosure at the Tortoise Research and Captive Rearing Site on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, March 15, 2021. These two tortoises were adopted in 2006 by retired Maj. Gen. Douglas M. Stone. Now they help educate children and other people about tortoises in Twentynine Palms. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)
U.S. Marine Corps

Desert tortoise Sanctuary Hatching Success

Louise (left) and Thelma (right), sister ambassador tortoises, eat vegetables in their enclosure at the Tortoise Research and Captive Rearing Site on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, March 15, 2021. These two tortoises were adopted in 2006 by retired Maj. Gen. Douglas M. Stone. Now they help educate children and other people about tortoises in Twentynine [Read More …]

Firefighters assigned to the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron work together to put out a fire during a live-burn exercise March 30, 2021 at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The fire protection specialists participate in this exercise every three months to renew their training readiness. The training site is the only location available with simulated aircraft fire capabilities on Joint Base Charleston. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jade Dubiel)
U.S. Air Force

Fire Protection Live-Burn Exercise

Firefighters assigned to the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron work together to put out a fire during a live-burn exercise March 30, 2021 at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The fire protection specialists participate in this exercise every three months to renew their training readiness. The training site is the only location available with simulated aircraft fire capabilities on Joint Base Charleston. [Read More …]

U.S. service members from the Joint Response Force (JRF), comprised of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), Task Force Bayonet, and Southern European Task Force Africa (SETAF-AF) Civil Affairs service members conduct training in Gao, Mali, March 30, 2021. U.S. forces routinely conduct operational and logistics assessment exercises across regions to prepare for contingencies, exercise readiness, and identify areas of improvement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria Hadden)
U.S. Air Force

U.S. Africa Command Forces Conduct Training in Mali

U.S. service members from the Joint Response Force (JRF), comprised of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), Task Force Bayonet, and Southern European Task Force Africa (SETAF-AF) Civil Affairs service members conduct training in Gao, Mali, March 30, 2021. U.S. forces routinely conduct operational and logistics assessment exercises across regions to prepare for contingencies, exercise readiness, and [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, employ M777 towed 155 mm howitzers and .50-caliber machine guns during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. This live-fire training evolution ensured the battery’s proficiency with setting up and employing the defense of an artillery position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)
U.S. Marine Corps

Marines with 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment Conduct Battery Live-Fire Defense Training

U.S. Marines with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, employ M777 towed 155 mm howitzers and .50-caliber machine guns during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. This live-fire training evolution ensured the battery’s proficiency with setting up and employing the defense of an [Read More …]

1st Lt. Brianne Hanley from 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division crosses a river with a one rope bridge during waterborne training on day six of Jungle Operations Training Course (JOTC) at East Range, Hawaii on Mar. 27, 2021. Senior leaders and Soldiers across the 25th Infantry Division attend JOTC in order to familiarize and certify themselves with jungle operation tactics, techniques, and procedures required to fight, win, and survive within any tropical jungle environment. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Angelo Mejia)
U.S. Army

JOTC Class 06-27: Waterborne Operations

1st Lt. Brianne Hanley from 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division crosses a river with a one rope bridge during waterborne training on day six of Jungle Operations Training Course (JOTC) at East Range, Hawaii on Mar. 27, 2021. Senior leaders and Soldiers across the 25th Infantry Division attend JOTC in order to familiarize and certify themselves with [Read More …]

U.S. Marine aviation ordnance technician signals to a UH-1Y Venom with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, at a forward arming and refueling point at Range 116A on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 24, 2021. A FARP can have one or several distributive fuel points across a landing zone that enable aircraft to land and obtain both fuel and ordnance during a mission. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jeremy Laboy)
U.S. Marine Corps

HMLA-369 Marines Conduct FARP Operations

U.S. Marine aviation ordnance technician signals to a UH-1Y Venom with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, at a forward arming and refueling point at Range 116A on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 24, 2021. A FARP can have one or several distributive fuel points across a landing zone that [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 366 land a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter at Marine Air-Ground Combat Center, California, March 31, 2021. HMH-366 and other squadrons assigned to Marine Air Group (MAG) 29 are training to integrate with and support various Marine ground units as part of Service Level Training Exercise (SLTE) 3-21. SLTE is a series of exercises designed to prepare Marines for operations around the globe by increasing their ability to operate and conduct offensive and defensive combat operations. MAG-29 is a subordinate unit of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, the aviation combat element of II Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Elias E. Pimentel III)
U.S. Marine Corps

Marines Familiarize themselves with the Desert Environment

U.S. Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 366 land a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter at Marine Air-Ground Combat Center, California, March 31, 2021. HMH-366 and other squadrons assigned to Marine Air Group (MAG) 29 are training to integrate with and support various Marine ground units as part of Service Level Training Exercise (SLTE) 3-21. SLTE is a series of [Read More …]

210402-N-MY760-1070 SUEZ CANAL (April 2, 2021) The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Suez Canal, April 2. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is 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. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Joseph T. Miller)
U.S. Navy

Eisenhower Supports Naval Operations in U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations

210402-N-MY760-1070 SUEZ CANAL (April 2, 2021) The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Suez Canal, April 2. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is 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 [Read More …]

U.S. Marines, with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SPMAGTF CR-CC), shoot an M240 machine gun during a machine gun range in Kuwait, Mar. 31, 2021. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a crisis response force, prepared to deploy a variety of capabilities across the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Willow Marshall)
U.S. Marine Corps

SPMAGTF-CR-CC: 0331 Day

U.S. Marines, with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SPMAGTF CR-CC), shoot an M240 machine gun during a machine gun range in Kuwait, Mar. 31, 2021. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a crisis response force, prepared to deploy a variety of capabilities across the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by [Read More …]

A C-130H Hercules aircraft from Youngstown Air Reserve Station’s 910th Airlift Wing drops a bundle of Meals Ready to Eat at the Camp James A. Garfield’s Slagle drop zone in Ravenna, Ohio, March 19, 2021. The meals were used by the 910th Security Forces Squadron during their four-day super Unit Training Assembly weekend March 19–22. (U.S. Air Force photo/Eric M. White)
U.S. Air Force

Final CWOC Session of 2020-21 Season, Class 21-05, Graduates 11 Students at Fort McCoy

A C-130H Hercules aircraft from Youngstown Air Reserve Station’s 910th Airlift Wing drops a bundle of Meals Ready to Eat at the Camp James A. Garfield’s Slagle drop zone in Ravenna, Ohio, March 19, 2021. The meals were used by the 910th Security Forces Squadron during their four-day super Unit Training Assembly weekend March 19–22. (U.S. Air Force photo/Eric M. [Read More …]