U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment learn how to breathe using a regulator during helicopter underwater egress training, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 2, 2020. The training provides Marines with confidence to safely and efficiently exit a submerged aircraft in the event of a water landing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha Sanchez)
U.S. Marine Corps

2/3 Fox Co conducts Helicopter Underwater Egress Training

U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment learn how to breathe using a regulator during helicopter underwater egress training, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 2, 2020. The training provides Marines with confidence to safely and efficiently exit a submerged aircraft in the event of a water landing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha Sanchez)

201202-N-IE405-2459 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Dec. 2, 2020) The patrol coastal ship USS Tempest (PC 2) transits the Strait of Hormuz, Dec. 2. Tempest 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 critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort)
U.S. Navy

Strait Of Hormuz Transit

201202-N-IE405-2459 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Dec. 2, 2020) The patrol coastal ship USS Tempest (PC 2) transits the Strait of Hormuz, Dec. 2. Tempest 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 [Read More …]

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron lands Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 2, 2020. The F-16 is highly maneuverable in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack while providing a low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the U.S. and allied nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bryan Guthrie)
U.S. Air Force

480th EFS at ADAB

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron lands Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 2, 2020. The F-16 is highly maneuverable in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack while providing a low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the U.S. and allied nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bryan Guthrie)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor arrives for an air show in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Nov. 18, 2020. The F-22 Demo Team travels to air shows all across the world to showcase the performance and capabilities of the world's premier 5th-generation fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Sam Eckholm)
U.S. Air Force

Raptor Flies over Ft. Lauderdale

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor arrives for an air show in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Nov. 18, 2020. The F-22 Demo Team travels to air shows all across the world to showcase the performance and capabilities of the world’s premier 5th-generation fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Sam Eckholm)

U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, currently attached to 3d Marine Division as a part of the Unit Deployment Program, set security after fast-roping from a CH-53E Super Stallion at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, on Nov. 24 2020. The Marines conducted unit level training integrated with air assets, improving 3d Marine Division’s capability to operate in a distributed environment across the INDO-PACIFIC region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
U.S. Marine Corps

3/8 conducts fast rapelling techniques

U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, currently attached to 3d Marine Division as a part of the Unit Deployment Program, set security after fast-roping from a CH-53E Super Stallion at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, on Nov. 24 2020. The Marines conducted unit level training integrated with air assets, improving 3d Marine Division’s capability to operate in a distributed [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Albert Villalobos, an infantry rifleman with 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, currently attached to 4th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, as part of the Unit Deployment Program, fires an M240B machine gun in a live-fire range during exercise Fuji Viper 21.1 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, on Oct. 8, 2020. During this evolution of Fuji Viper, Marines demonstrated their proficiency in infantry and combined arms tactics through a series of distributed lethality exercises. Villalobos is a native of Miami, Florida. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ujian Gosun)
U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marines participate in a live-fire machine gun range during exercise Fuji Viper 21.1

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Albert Villalobos, an infantry rifleman with 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, currently attached to 4th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, as part of the Unit Deployment Program, fires an M240B machine gun in a live-fire range during exercise Fuji Viper 21.1 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, on Oct. 8, 2020. During this [Read More …]

Soldiers assigned to 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and the Indonesian 431st Para Raider Infantry Battalion executed patrol lanes during the 2020 Indonesia Platoon Exchange at the 25th Infantry Division Lightning Academy Jungle course on November 21, 2020 in order to familiarize 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

Indonesia Platoon Exchange 2020: Lightning Academy Patrol Lanes

Soldiers assigned to 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and the Indonesian 431st Para Raider Infantry Battalion executed patrol lanes during the 2020 Indonesia Platoon Exchange at the 25th Infantry Division Lightning Academy Jungle course on November 21, 2020 in order to familiarize themselves with jungle operation tactics, techniques, and procedures required to [Read More …]

Jennifer Mangan, a Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni resident, handles a Shirohebi, also known as the Iwakuni white snake, during the Iwakuni Shirohebi Shrine visit in Iwakuni City, Japan, Nov. 6, 2020. The Marine Corps Community Services Cultural Adaptation Program coordinated the Iwakuni Shirohebi Shrine visit for MCAS Iwakuni residents in order to give them the opportunity to visit the shrine participate in traditions and interacted with the white snakes that live there.
U.S. Marine Corps

MCAS Iwakuni Residents Visit The Shirohebi (Whitesnake) Shrine

Jennifer Mangan, a Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni resident, handles a Shirohebi, also known as the Iwakuni white snake, during the Iwakuni Shirohebi Shrine visit in Iwakuni City, Japan, Nov. 6, 2020. The Marine Corps Community Services Cultural Adaptation Program coordinated the Iwakuni Shirohebi Shrine visit for MCAS Iwakuni residents in order to give them the opportunity to visit [Read More …]

U.S. Soldiers, with Alpha Troop, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, pose for a photo with a M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle and a AH-64 Apache Helicopter in the Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility, Nov. 23, 2020. The soldiers are in Syria to support the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) mission. CJTF remains committed to working by, with, and through our partners to ensure the enduring defeat of Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jensen Guillory)
U.S. Army

M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles in Northeast Syria

U.S. Soldiers, with Alpha Troop, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, pose for a photo with a M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle and a AH-64 Apache Helicopter in the Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility, Nov. 23, 2020. The soldiers are in Syria to support the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) [Read More …]

Sgt. Kayla Brook, an Intelligence Analyst assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 75th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill, OK, fires an M2 Browning during a weapon familiarization range conducted on November 28, 2020, while deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve. The 75th Field Artillery Brigade is currently operating as the Force Field Artillery Headquarters for Task Force Spartan Shield in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dustin D. Biven / 75th Field Artillery Brigade)
U.S. Army

Diamond Brigade Conducts Weapon Familiarization Range In Middle East

Sgt. Kayla Brook, an Intelligence Analyst assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 75th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill, OK, fires an M2 Browning during a weapon familiarization range conducted on November 28, 2020, while deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve. The 75th Field Artillery Brigade is currently operating as the Force [Read More …]