An MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, stages during a night during a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP) exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 16, 2020. The purpose of the exercise was to familiarize the TRAP force with providing immediate response to isolated personnel in potential search and rescue situations, during both day and night scenarios. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennessa Davey)
U.S. Marine Corps

BLT 1/1 Conducts Night TRAP Training

U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepare stage before a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP) exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 16, 2020. The purpose of the exercise was to familiarize the TRAP force with providing immediate response to isolated personnel in potential search and rescue situations, during [Read More …]

201218-N-SH180-1005 PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 18, 2020) – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59), part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, transits the Pacific Ocean Dec. 18, 2020. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is underway conducting routine operations in the U.S. Third Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zachary Wheeler)
U.S. Navy

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

201218-N-SH180-1005 PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 18, 2020) – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59), part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, transits the Pacific Ocean on Dec. 18, 2020. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is underway conducting routine operations in the U.S. Third Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class [Read More …]

SAN DIEGO BAY (Dec. 7, 2020) U.S. Navy Fire Controlman 3rd Class Cory Richardson, from Brownwood, Texas, right, and Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Khalique Samuel, from Brooklyn, N.Y., shift colors as the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) departs the pier at Naval Base San Diego Dec. 7, 2020. Bunker Hill, part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, is underway in the Eastern Pacific Ocean conducting routine operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brandie Nuzzi)
U.S. Navy

USS Bunker Hill Conducts Routine Operations

SAN DIEGO BAY (Dec. 7, 2020) U.S. Navy Fire Controlman 3rd Class Cory Richardson, from Brownwood, Texas, right, and Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Khalique Samuel, from Brooklyn, N.Y., shift colors as the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) departs the pier at Naval Base San Diego Dec. 7, 2020. Bunker Hill, part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike [Read More …]

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 12, 2020) – The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Pacific Ocean Dec. 12, 2020. Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting routine operations in the U.S. Third Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brandie Nuzzi)
U.S. Navy

USS Theodore Roosevelt Transits

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 12, 2020) – The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Pacific Ocean Dec. 12, 2020. Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting routine operations in the U.S. Third Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brandie Nuzzi)

One U.S. Air Force and two Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II’s assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, fly in formation during a commemoration flight Oct. 8, 2020, over Flagstaff, Arizona. The flight celebrated the partnership between the RAAF and U.S. Air Force at the 61st FS, while flying over scenic locations in Arizona. The flight marked the final sortie between the two nations before Luke AFB’s Australian partners depart. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander Cook)
U.S. Air Force

U.S. Air Force Celebrates RAAF Partnership with Commemoration Flight over Arizona

One U.S. Air Force and two Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II’s assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, fly in formation during a commemoration flight Oct. 8, 2020, over Flagstaff, Arizona. The flight celebrated the partnership between the RAAF and U.S. Air Force at the 61st FS, while flying over scenic locations in Arizona. [Read More …]

Santa Claus waves as he taxis on the ramp in a Montana Air National Guard C-130 Hercules at MTANG Base, Dec. 5, 2020. (Retired) Master Sgt. Joel Clum volunteered to be Santa Claus. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Jackson N. Haddon)
Air National Guard

Santa visits the 120th Airlift Wing

Santa Claus waves as he taxis on the ramp in a Montana Air National Guard C-130 Hercules at MTANG Base, Dec. 5, 2020. (Retired) Master Sgt. Joel Clum volunteered to be Santa Claus. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Jackson N. Haddon)

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 assigned to the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa is painted with a 75th anniversary paint scheme. The design is a facsimile of the unit’s F-16 tail flash flown by Sioux City, Iowa based Air Guard unit during the 1990s. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot
U.S. Air Force

KC-135 Bat Tail Flash 185th ARW

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 assigned to the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa is painted with a 75th-anniversary paint scheme. The design is a facsimile of the unit’s F-16 tail flashes flown by Sioux City, Iowa based Air Guard unit during the 1990s. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Vincent [Read More …]

Senior Airman Jordan McDonald, and Staff Sgt. Zachary Moore, 325th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, move an AIM-120 during the unit’s weapons load competition Dec. 16 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Two weapons load crews competed to see who could load an AIM-120 and a GBU-32 onto their F-22 Raptor the fastest and with the fewest errors. The winner will be announced at the unit’s 4th quarter awards ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
U.S. Air Force

Weapons free: F-22 Load Crew Competition

Senior Airman Jordan McDonald, and Staff Sgt. Zachary Moore, 325th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, move an AIM-120 during the unit’s weapons load competition Dec. 16 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Two weapons load crews competed to see who could load an AIM-120 and a GBU-32 onto their F-22 Raptor the fastest and with the fewest errors. The winner will be [Read More …]

USACAPOC(A) Partners with 82nd Airborne Division for December Airborne Operation
U.S. Army

USACAPOC(A) Partners with 82nd Airborne Division for December Airborne Operation

A U.S. Army paratrooper packs his parachute after a jump from UH-60 Black Hawk aircraft at Sicily Drop Zone at Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 3, 2020, during non-tactical airborne operations hosted by the U.S. Army Reserve’s U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) and the 82nd Airborne Division.

Eielson AFB team exercises rapid combat readiness, demonstrates arctic ability
U.S. Air Force

Eielson AFB Team Exercised Rapid Combat Readiness, Demonstrates Arctic Ability

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing flies over Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Dec. 18, 2020. More than two dozen fifth and fourth-generation fighter aircraft and two KC-135 Stratotankers participated in the elephant walk demonstrating the 354th Fighter Wing and 168th Wing’s ability to rapidly mobilize aircraft in the harsh arctic conditions. (U.S. [Read More …]