U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Tresse King, a recovery noncommissioned officer assigned to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), passes buckets to local workers during a joint field activity (JFA) in Khammouan province, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Jan. 18, 2020. During the JFA, a group of more than 70 personnel, both assigned to DPAA and augmented from military units [Read More …]
A U.S. Marine with 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, throws an M67 grenade during a grenade range, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Feb. 13, 2020. The training event helped better Marine’s proficiency and lethality with the M67 grenade. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Kirk)
U.S. Marines with 3rd platoon, Force Reconnaissance Company (FORECON), 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division pose for a group photo prior to inserting into a force-on-force exercise during Mountain Exercise 2-20 aboard Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, California, Feb. 16, 2020. The exercise provided FORECON the ability to further their competency in cold weather environments and increase their mobility, [Read More …]
Pilots with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 queue up their F-35B Lightning II aircraft before commencing air-to-air enemy weapons training aboard Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, Feb. 3, 2020.
Sgt. Sebastian Villagomez, an explosive ordnance disposal team member with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistic Group, maneuvers a small unmanned ground vehicle through snow while familiarizing himself with equipment in an arctic environment at Fort Greely, Alaska, Feb. 17, 2020, in preparation for exercise Arctic Edge 2020. Arctic Edge 2020 enables Marines to quickly identify threats in the [Read More …]
PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 4, 2020) A Marine with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s (MEU) Maritime Raid Force provides security during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) full mission profile aboard the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). VBSS incorporates air, ground and surface combat assets from across the Blue-Green team to quickly interdict adversary ships at [Read More …]
A U.S. Marine with II Marine Expeditionary Force offloads a tactical vehicle from lighterage that was transported by U.S. Sailors from USNS 1st Lt Baldomero Lopez (T-AK 3010) to Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island, Florida, Feb. 17, 2020 during Maritime Prepositioning Force Exercise (MPFEX) 20. Lighterage allows cargo to be ferried to shore in areas where ports are non-existent [Read More …]
A U.S. Marine AV-8B Harrier with Marine Attack Squadron 214 (VMA-214), Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, taxies during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC), Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 12, 2020. ITX is the most comprehensive exercise conducted at MCAGCC and focuses on the tactical application of combined-arms maneuver and offensive [Read More …]