A small unmanned ground vehicle crawls down a staircase during an EOD training scenario on Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Feb. 13, 2020, in preparation for Arctic Edge 2020. Complete defense of the homeland depends on our ability to detect and defeat threats operating in both arctic and sub-arctic climates. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Conner Downey)
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SPMAGTF-AE: EOD training scenarios

A small unmanned ground vehicle crawls down a staircase during an EOD training scenario on Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Feb. 13, 2020, in preparation for Arctic Edge 2020. Complete defense of the homeland depends on our ability to detect and defeat threats operating in both arctic and sub-arctic climates. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Conner Downey)

A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper with the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing sits on display during Singapore Airshow 2020, at Changi Air Base East, Republic of Singapore, Feb. 11, 2020. Singapore Airshow is the largest defense exhibition and biennial international tradeshow in the Pacific, the U.S. has the largest international presence at the Singapore Airshow. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Scarlett Trujillo)
U.S. Marine Corps

Singapore Airshow 2020 at the Changi Exhibition Center, Republic of Singapore

A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper with the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing sits on display during Singapore Airshow 2020, at Changi Air Base East, Republic of Singapore, Feb. 11, 2020. Singapore Airshow is the largest defense exhibition and biennial international tradeshow in the Pacific, the U.S. has the largest international presence at the Singapore Airshow. (U.S. Air Force photo by [Read More …]

Kenji Arakaki, left, a member of the local Okinawa community, claims victory during a mixed martial arts event at Camp Foster’s field house, Feb. 15, 2019. The event promoted healthy competition between international fighters; building relationships between the U.S. military and international communities through sportsmanship and mutual respect. (U.S Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Christopher Madero)
U.S. Marine Corps

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Camp Foster’s field house – Okinawa

Kenji Arakaki, left, a member of the local Okinawa community, claims victory during a mixed martial arts event at Camp Foster’s field house, Feb. 15, 2019. The event promoted healthy competition between international fighters; building relationships between the U.S. military and international communities through sportsmanship and mutual respect. (U.S Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Christopher Madero)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor with the 154th Wing Hawaii Air National Guard conducts an aerial demonstration during the Singapore Airshow 2020 near Changi Exhibition Center, Republic of Singapore, Feb. 11, 2020. The U.S. and Singapore have maintained a mutual partnership for more than 50 years that allows both countries to benefit off of each other’s resources and defense technologies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Madeline Jones)
U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Forces Conduct Aerial Demonstrations with Fifth-Generation Fighters

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor with the 154th Wing Hawaii Air National Guard conducts an aerial demonstration during the Singapore Airshow 2020 near Changi Exhibition Center, Republic of Singapore, Feb. 11, 2020. The U.S. and Singapore have maintained a mutual partnership for more than 50 years that allows both countries to benefit off of each other’s resources and defense [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, exit a building while conducting a town seizure as part of an amphibious assault during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 12. Capable maritime forces help ensure stability and prosperity around the world. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the ability of U.S. and Japanese forces to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Desiree King)
U.S. Marine Corps

Iron Fist 2020: US & JGSDF PHIBLEX

U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, exit a building while conducting a town seizure as part of an amphibious assault during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 12. Capable maritime forces help ensure stability and prosperity around the world. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the ability of U.S. and [Read More …]

A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force assault amphibious vehicle lands on the beach during an amphibious assault as part of Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 12. Capable maritime forces help ensure stability and prosperity around the world. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the ability of U.S. allied forces to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)
U.S. Marine Corps

Iron Fist 2020: Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers PHIBLEX

A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force assault amphibious vehicle lands on the beach during an amphibious assault as part of Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 12. Capable maritime forces help ensure stability and prosperity around the world. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the ability of U.S. allied forces to quickly deploy sea-based assets and [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Joseph Murray, a joint fires observer with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, looks through a laser target designator during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on San Clemente Island, California, Feb. 5. Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral training exercise between U.S. and Japanese forces that builds their combined ability to conduct amphibious and land-based contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Patrick Crosley)
U.S. Marine Corps

Iron Fist 2020: 1st ANGLICO and JGSDF call for fire on San Clemente Island

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Joseph Murray, a joint fires observer with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, looks through a laser target designator during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on San Clemente Island, California, Feb. 5. Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral training exercise between U.S. and Japanese forces that builds their combined ability to conduct amphibious and land-based contingency operations. [Read More …]

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers drive an assault amphibious vehicle with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade onto the beach for an amphibious assault during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 12. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the ability of U.S. allied forces to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Kassie L. McDole)
U.S. Marine Corps

Iron Fist 2020: JGSDF PHIBLEX

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers drive an assault amphibious vehicle with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade onto the beach for an amphibious assault during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 12. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the ability of U.S. allied forces to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. [Read More …]

A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldier with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade posts security for an aerial assault during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 11. Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral training exercise between U.S. and Japanese forces that builds their combined ability to conduct amphibious and land-based contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Patrick Crosley)
U.S. Marine Corps

Iron Fist 2020: JGSDF and 1st ANGLICO Conduct Aerial Assault

A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldier with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade posts security for an aerial assault during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 11. Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral training exercise between U.S. and Japanese forces that builds their combined ability to conduct amphibious and land-based contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo [Read More …]