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 [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)
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)
A U.S. Marine Corps officer candidate with India Company navigates through the Combat Course at Officer Candidates School on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, July 29, 2021. The Combat Course simulates an environment that may be encountered on the battlefield. During the course, candidates are evaluated in individual tactics while negotiating obstacles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Tia Dufour)
Continuing annual training with the Idaho Army National Guard on the Orchard Combat Training Center, the 116th Brigade Engineer Battalion arrived in the field in mid June engaging several key exercises to sharpen their unit and mission skills. The 116th Brigade Engineer Battalion enables the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team with engineer, military intelligence and communication assets. The unit is [Read More …]
U.S. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct a squad physical training session during Corporals Course aboard the USS New Orleans (LPD 18), in the Coral Sea, July 31, 2021. During this physical training session Marines were challenged mentally and physically to work as a team with their peers before successfully completing each obstacle. The 31st Marine Expeditionary [Read More …]
Marines and Sailors with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division, conduct simulated tactical combat casualty care at Range 410A during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 4-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California on July 31st, 2021. Range 410A provides Reserve Marines the opportunity to execute a fire and maneuver attack supported by mortarmen, machine [Read More …]
Spc. Adam Barlow, from the 65th Field Artillery Brigade, Utah National Guard, competes in the swim assessment July 21, 2021, during the U.S. Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Navajo Military Reservation, Arizona. Barlow completed the competition as runner up in the Soldier of the Year category. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class John Etheridge).