U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, prepare to move their M109 Paladin at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Dec. 4, 2020.
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M109 Paladin

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, prepare to move their M109 Paladin at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Dec. 4, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Angelica Range, munitions systems technician with the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, guides a bomb rack unit equipped with four GBU-39 small diameter bombs into position at the munitions storage area on Al Udeid Air Base, Nov. 27, 2020. Many munitions Airmen at Al Udeid AB hail from Air Mobility Command bases where their primary function is to support cargo aircraft with countermeasures. At Al Udeid AB, they have the opportunity to qualify on the wide variety of weapons systems present in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Martin)
U.S. Air Force

AUAB munitions systems technicians train to deploy GBU-39 small diameter bombs

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Angelica Range, munitions systems technician with the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, guides a bomb rack unit equipped with four GBU-39 small diameter bombs into position at the munitions storage area on Al Udeid Air Base, Nov. 27, 2020. Many munitions Airmen at Al Udeid AB hail from Air Mobility Command bases where their primary function [Read More …]

A Soldier assigned to 1-102D Infantry Regiment (Mountain) conducts her first new M4 CBRN qualification table at Fort Dix, N.J. on Dec. 4, 2020. The unit was conducting pre-mobilization training ahead of a scheduled deployment. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Dave Pytlik.
U.S. Army National Guard

New IWQ Tables

A Soldier assigned to 1-102D Infantry Regiment (Mountain) conducts her first new M4 CBRN qualification table at Fort Dix, N.J. on Dec. 4, 2020. The unit was conducting pre-mobilization training ahead of a scheduled deployment. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Dave Pytlik.

U.S. Army Spc. Shawn Smith, a military working dog handler with the 8th MWD Detachment in Stafford, V.A. assigned to Area Support Group - Kuwait , walks with his K9 on the Udairi Army Air Field, November 26, 2020, on Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Military working dog handlers like Smith are responsible for the care and training of a service dog in deployed and non-deployed environments supporting base operations, units, and daily law enforcement. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Khylee Woodford)
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Thanksgiving day training at the range

U.S. Army Spc. Shawn Smith, a military working dog handler with the 8th MWD Detachment in Stafford, V.A. assigned to Area Support Group – Kuwait , walks with his K9 on the Udairi Army Air Field, November 26, 2020, on Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Military working dog handlers like Smith are responsible for the care and training of a service dog [Read More …]

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 …]