U.S. Navy HN Brian Castellon, a corpsman with Kilo Company, 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, participates in an advanced marksmanship competition during exercise Fuji Viper 21.2 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 13, 2021. During this evolution of Fuji Viper, Marines honed their tactical skills, demonstrating that infantry formations can facilitate joint force multi-domain maneuver in support of naval operations. 3/8 is forward-deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division. Castellon is a native of Inverness, Florida. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexis Moradian)
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Fuji Viper 21.2 Advanced Marksmanship Competition

U.S. Navy HN Brian Castellon, a corpsman with Kilo Company, 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, participates in an advanced marksmanship competition during exercise Fuji Viper 21.2 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 13, 2021. During this evolution of Fuji Viper, Marines honed their tactical skills, demonstrating that infantry formations can facilitate joint force multi-domain maneuver in support [Read More …]

Airmen and civilians assigned to the 36th Security Forces squadron participates in an active shooter exercise Jan. 13, 2020 on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The exercise involved various training scenarios and was intended to preparer Airmen to respond to emergency situations. The exercise is a routinely scheduled event to ensure ongoing readiness of Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Divine Cox)
U.S. Air Force

Andersen Conducts Active Shooter Exercise

Airmen and civilians assigned to the 36th Security Forces squadron participates in an active shooter exercise Jan. 13, 2020 on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The exercise involved various training scenarios and was intended to preparer Airmen to respond to emergency situations. The exercise is a routinely scheduled event to ensure ongoing readiness of Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by [Read More …]

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers assigned to 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and the Indonesian 431st Para Raider Battalion went through 25th Infantry Division Lightning Academy Jungle Operations Training Course “Green Mile” during the 2020 Indonesia Platoon Exchange at East Range Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on Nov. 21, 2020. This culminating event allows are partners to use all of their learned skills and tactics in the jungle environment and it allows us to work together with a common understanding. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jessica Scott)
U.S. Army

Indonesia Platoon Exchange 2020: Jungle “Green Mile”

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – Soldiers assigned to 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and the Indonesian 431st Para Raider Battalion went through 25th Infantry Division Lightning Academy Jungle Operations Training Course “Green Mile” during the 2020 Indonesia Platoon Exchange at East Range Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on Nov. 21, 2020. This culminating event allows [Read More …]

An M110-Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS) aims down range during a standoff munition disruption (SMUD) range on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 8, 2020. SMUD is a technique used by explosive ordnance disposal technicians where they utilize a service weapon to disrupt and neutralize munition from a standoff distance in order to achieve a low-order detonation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brennan J. Beauton)
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MCB Camp Butler EOD conducts SMUD Range

An M110-Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS) aims down range during a standoff munition disruption (SMUD) range on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 8, 2020. SMUD is a technique used by explosive ordnance disposal technicians where they utilize a service weapon to disrupt and neutralize munition from a standoff distance in order to achieve a low-order detonation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by [Read More …]

210108-N-NN369-1022 SAN DIEGO (Jan. 8, 2021) – U.S. 3rd Fleet Command Master Chief Donald Davis receives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Naval Medical Center San Diego, January 8. The COVID-19 vaccination plan is phase driven and designed to protect members within the Department of Defense as quickly as possible. The vaccine was authorized for emergency use, and it is elective and not mandatory. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Paulauskas)
U.S. Navy

U.S. Third Fleet COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

210108-N-NN369-1022 SAN DIEGO (Jan. 8, 2021) – U.S. 3rd Fleet Command Master Chief Donald Davis receives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Naval Medical Center San Diego, January 8. The COVID-19 vaccination plan is phase driven and designed to protect members within the Department of Defense as quickly as possible. The vaccine was authorized for emergency use, and it is elective [Read More …]

210108-N-DQ752-1094 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 8, 2021) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, from the “Fighting Redcocks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22, makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz, the flagship of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cheyenne Geletka/Released)
U.S. Navy

Nimitz Conducts Flight Operations

210108-N-DQ752-1094 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 8, 2021) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, from the “Fighting Redcocks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22, makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz, the flagship of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to ensure maritime stability and [Read More …]

An F-35B Lightning II assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) lands on the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, lead ship of the America Amphibious Ready Group, along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Berlier)
U.S. Navy

F-35B Lightning II assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Launches from the Flight Deck of Amphibious Assault Ship USS America (LHA 6

An F-35B Lightning II assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) lands on the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, lead ship of the America Amphibious Ready Group, along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to enhance interoperability with allies and partners [Read More …]

An F-35B Lightning II assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) lands on the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, lead ship of the America Amphibious Ready Group, along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Berlier)
U.S. Navy

F-35 and Daily Operations Onboard USS America

An F-35B Lightning II assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) lands on the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, lead ship of the America Amphibious Ready Group, along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to enhance interoperability with allies and partners [Read More …]

210107-N-VH871-1080 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) A P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft assigned to the "Grey Knights" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, sits on the flight line, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)
U.S. Navy

P-8A Preflight

210107-N-VH871-1080 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) A P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft assigned to the “Grey Knights” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, sits on the flight line, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed [Read More …]