An RCAF CF-188 Hornet from 3 Wing Bagotville conducts air-to-air refueling with an RCAF CC-150T Polaris air-to-air refueling and tactical air lift aircraft over Davis Straight near Iqaluit, Nunavut, during NORAD Operation Noble Defender, Friday September 10, 2021. Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery. Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.
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Operation Noble Defender

An RCAF CF-188 Hornet from 3 Wing Bagotville conducts air-to-air refueling with an RCAF CC-150T Polaris air-to-air refueling and tactical air lift aircraft over Davis Straight near Iqaluit, Nunavut, during NORAD Operation Noble Defender, Friday September 10, 2021. Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery. Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Force Reconnaissance (Recon) Company, 2d Recon Battalion, 2d Marine Division, conduct a sweep of an engagement area during live-fire ambush drills on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sept. 14, 2021. Force Reconnaissance Company conducted several different live-fire ranges designed to increase effectiveness and lethality within the teams in various scenarios. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline C. Arre)
U.S. Marine Corps

Our Neck of the Woods

U.S. Marines with Force Reconnaissance (Recon) Company, 2d Recon Battalion, 2d Marine Division, conduct a sweep of an engagement area during live-fire ambush drills on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sept. 14, 2021. Force Reconnaissance Company conducted several different live-fire ranges designed to increase effectiveness and lethality within the teams in various scenarios. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline C. [Read More …]

U.S. Soldiers with the Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, provide medical care to a simulated casualty after a training attack during Saber Junction 21 at the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Sept. 14, 2021. Saber Junction 21 (SJ21) is a 7th Army Training Command (7ATC)-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-Africa (USAREUR-AF)-directed combat training rotation for the U.S. Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment (2CR) at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) from August 26, 2021 to September 29, 2021. The exercise will take place on the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in southern Bavaria, Germany. The exercise is designed to evaluate and assess the readiness of the regiment to execute unified land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating allied and partner nations. (U.S. Army Photo by Cpl. Shawn Pierce)
U.S. Army

Saber Junction 21 Day 4

U.S. Soldiers with the Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, provide medical care to a simulated casualty after a training attack during Saber Junction 21 at the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Sept. 14, 2021. Saber Junction 21 (SJ21) is a 7th Army Training Command (7ATC)-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-Africa (USAREUR-AF)-directed combat training rotation for the U.S. Army’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment (2CR) [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion (1st Recon Bn.), 1st Marine Division, and Indonesian Marines with 1st Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion, Marine Corps of the Indonesian Navy, conduct amphibious training during RECONEX 21 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 8, 2021. 1st Recon Bn. hosted the two-week exercise to allow for U.S. Marines and Indonesian Marines to train together. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Connor Hancock
U.S. Marine Corps

RECONEX 21

U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion (1st Recon Bn.), 1st Marine Division, and Indonesian Marines with 1st Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion, Marine Corps of the Indonesian Navy, conduct amphibious training during RECONEX 21 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 8, 2021. 1st Recon Bn. hosted the two-week exercise to allow for U.S. Marines and Indonesian Marines to train together. [Read More …]

U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, fires a Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided (TOW) missile system from Humvee during exercise Rock Klescman 21 at Pocek Range in Slovenia, Sept. 14, 2021. Exercise Rock Klescman is a bilateral training exercise with the Slovenian Armed Forces focused on the rapid deployment and assembly of forces and team cohesion with weapon systems tactics and procedures. Exercises such as this build a foundation of teamwork and readiness between allied NATO countries. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army Contingency Response Force in Europe, capable of projecting ready forces anywhere in the U.S. European, Africa or Central Commands' areas of responsibility. (U.S. Army Photos by Paolo Bovo)
U.S. Army

Exercise Rock Klescman 2021

U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, engage the targets during a live-fire exercise as part of Rock Klescman 21 at Pocek Range in Slovenia, Sept. 14, 2021. Exercise Rock Klescman is a bilateral training exercise with the Slovenian Armed Forces focused on the rapid deployment and assembly of forces and team cohesion [Read More …]

U.S. Marine recruit Vincent Quinones, a recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, crests a hill during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The recruits buddy rushed up the hill and proceeded to set security after arriving to the top. The hill, known as "Basilone's Hill" is named after Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone in honor of his actions during the battle of Guadalcanal which eventually earned him the Medal Of Honor. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
U.S. Marine Corps

Mike Company Crucible

U.S. Marine recruit Vincent Quinones, a recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, crests a hill during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The recruits buddy rushed up the hill and proceeded to set security after arriving to the top. The hill, known as “Basilone’s Hill” is named after Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone [Read More …]

Colombian Air Force pararescumen approach the landing zone after jumping out of a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130J Hercules over a Colombian Air Force base as part of exercise Ángel de los Andes September 2, 2021. Ángel de los Andes/Cooperación VII 2021 is a multi-national humanitarian assistance and disaster response exercise to build partnership, interoperability and regional cooperation among military forces in the Western Hemisphere so they can quickly work together to save lives during a crisis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Stephanie Schonberger)
U.S. Air Force

Colombian Led Exercise Ángel de los Andes Air Drop Operations

Colombian Air Force pararescumen approach the landing zone after jumping out of a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130J Hercules over a Colombian Air Force base as part of exercise Ángel de los Andes September 2, 2021. Ángel de los Andes/Cooperación VII 2021 is a multi-national humanitarian assistance and disaster response exercise to build partnership, interoperability and regional cooperation among military [Read More …]

Paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division engage in a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise (CALFEX) on Fort Bragg, N.C., September 14, 2021. The CALFEX serves to sharpen tactical readiness in live fire situations. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Vincent Levelev)
U.S. Army

3rd Brigade Combat Team CALFEX

Paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division engage in a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise (CALFEX) on Fort Bragg, N.C., September 14, 2021. The CALFEX serves to sharpen tactical readiness in live fire situations. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Vincent Levelev)

Soldiers with 5th Quartermaster Theater Aerial Delivery hosted the Sling Load Inspector Certification Course (SLICC). This course is designed to certifies Soldiers to be able to successfully inspect, rig, and perform sling load operations. The event was performed at Langenbach Air Field, Germany, August 20, 2021, where SLICC students performed sling load operations via an UH-60 Black Hawk, supplied by the 12th Combat Aviation. This training is important because it allows 16th Sustainment Brigade to maintain this sling load capability while and expanding sustainment operations as well to support our European allies. (U.S. Army Photo by Ruediger Hess)
U.S. Army

Sling Load Operations

Soldiers with 5th Quartermaster Theater Aerial Delivery hosted the Sling Load Inspector Certification Course (SLICC). This course is designed to certifies Soldiers to be able to successfully inspect, rig, and perform sling load operations. The event was performed at Langenbach Air Field, Germany, August 20, 2021, where SLICC students performed sling load operations via an UH-60 Black Hawk, supplied by [Read More …]

Cypriot Underwater Demolition Team (MYK) conducts maritime Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) training using FN SCAR 16 carbines, alongside members of US Naval Special Warfare Task Unit Europe (NSWTU-E) using a Colt MK 18 Carbines, in Cyprus, Friday September 10th, 2021. Joint Training in the Eastern Mediterranean is essential in maintaining interoperability and strong relationships with ally and partner nations, ensuring stability throughout the theater. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Patrik Orcutt)
U.S. Army

US Naval Special Warfare SEALs enhance interoperability through Specialized Training in Cyprus with Cypriot Underwater Demolition Team

Cypriot Underwater Demolition Team (MYK) conducts maritime Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) training using FN SCAR 16 carbines, alongside members of US Naval Special Warfare Task Unit Europe (NSWTU-E) using a Colt MK 18 Carbines, in Cyprus, Friday September 10th, 2021. Joint Training in the Eastern Mediterranean is essential in maintaining interoperability and strong relationships with ally and partner [Read More …]