A student learning use shields and batons blocks a fire cocktail during Operation Tradewinds 2022 in Belmopan, Belize on May 11, 2022. Instructor are teaching their students how to react quickly when fire is used against them during crowd control operations (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Dickson).
U.S. Army

Partner Nations Gain Confidence in Riot Shields

A student learning use shields and batons blocks a fire cocktail during Operation Tradewinds 2022 in Belmopan, Belize on May 11, 2022. Instructor are teaching their students how to react quickly when fire is used against them during crowd control operations (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Dickson).

Bravo Co of the 1-228th Aviation Regiment, Joint task force-Bravo based out of Soto Cano Air Base conducted a training flight May 10, 2022 in support of Lt. Keenan Kost's progression as a CH-47F Chinook pilot while supporting the TRADEWINDS22 exercise. Tradewinds 2022 is a multinational exercise designed to expand the Caribbean region’s capability to mitigate, plan for, and respond to crises; increase regional training capacity and interoperability; develop new and refine existing standard operating procedures; enhance ability to defend exclusive economic zones; and promote human rights and adherence to shared international norms and values; fully integrate women into defense, peace and security missions; and increase maritime domain awareness to deter illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing activities. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Emiliano Alcorta)
U.S. Army National Guard

Honduras Flight Crew Conducts Training Operations at TRADEWINDS22

Bravo Co of the 1-228th Aviation Regiment, Joint task force-Bravo based out of Soto Cano Air Base conducted a training flight May 10, 2022 in support of Lt. Keenan Kost’s progression as a CH-47F Chinook pilot while supporting the TRADEWINDS22 exercise. Tradewinds 2022 is a multinational exercise designed to expand the Caribbean region’s capability to mitigate, plan for, and respond [Read More …]

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Zarate, 325th Munitions Squadron precision guided missiles crew chief, screws down cables on an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range, Air-to-Air missiles at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 5, 2022. The 325th MUNS prepared the munitions for the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group’s Weapons System Evaluation Program-East 22.08. WSEPs are formal, two-week evaluation exercises designed to test a squadron’s capabilities to conduct live-fire weapons systems during air-to-air combat training missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)
U.S. Air Force

Munitions Squadron Readies Live Missiles for WSEP 22.08

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Zarate, 325th Munitions Squadron precision guided missiles crew chief, screws down cables on an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range, Air-to-Air missiles at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 5, 2022. The 325th MUNS prepared the munitions for the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group’s Weapons System Evaluation Program-East 22.08. WSEPs are formal, two-week evaluation exercises designed to test a [Read More …]

BELIZE CITY, Belize (May 9, 2022) U.S. Army Sgt. Austin Gutherman, a crew chief assigned to 1st Battalion 228th Aviation Regiment Joint Task Force Bravo, checks for airborne contacts during a medical evacuation exercise over Belize City, Belize during exercise Tradewinds 2022, May 9, 2022. Tradewinds 2022 is a multinational exercise designed to expand the Caribbean region’s capability to mitigate, plan for, and respond to crises; increase regional training capacity and interoperability; develop new and refine existing standard operating procedures (SOPs); enhance ability to defend exclusive economic zones (EEZ); and promote human rights and adherence to shared international norms and values. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel James Lanari/Released)
U.S. Navy

Tradewinds 2022

BELIZE CITY, Belize (May 9, 2022) U.S. Army Sgt. Austin Gutherman, a crew chief assigned to 1st Battalion 228th Aviation Regiment Joint Task Force Bravo, checks for airborne contacts during a medical evacuation exercise over Belize City, Belize during exercise Tradewinds 2022, May 9, 2022. Tradewinds 2022 is a multinational exercise designed to expand the Caribbean region’s capability to mitigate, [Read More …]

A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-83), Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia, prepares to exit the aircraft after arriving for Checkered Flag 22-2 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 6, 2022. Checkered Flag is a large-force aerial exercise held at Tyndall which fosters readiness and interoperability through the incorporation of 4th- and 5th-generation aircraft during air-to-air combat training. The 22-2 iteration of the exercise was held May 9-20, 2022. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany Del Oso)
U.S. Air Force

Checkered Flag 22-2 Jet Arrivals

A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-83), Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia, prepares to exit the aircraft after arriving for Checkered Flag 22-2 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 6, 2022. Checkered Flag is a large-force aerial exercise held at Tyndall which fosters readiness and interoperability through the incorporation of 4th- and 5th-generation [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, posts security at a Casualty Collection Point during an Expeditionary Medical Integration Course (EMIC) on Camp Pendleton, California May 5, 2022. Expeditionary Operations Training Group conducted EMIC to lay a foundation of skills and knowledge required for 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit medical personnel to provide the highest levels of health service support capability in any operational environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dana Beesley)
U.S. Marine Corps

EOTG Expeditionary Medical Integration Course

A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, posts security at a Casualty Collection Point during an Expeditionary Medical Integration Course (EMIC) on Camp Pendleton, California May 5, 2022. Expeditionary Operations Training Group conducted EMIC to lay a foundation of skills and knowledge required for 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit medical personnel to provide the highest levels [Read More …]

Sgt. Ismar Calderon, 149th Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard, displayed combat life saving skills at this year's Texas Military Department Best Warrior Competition at Camp Swift, Texas, May 5, 2022. The three day event challenges service members from the Texas Army and Air National Guards on their combat readiness skills. (U.S. Texas State Guard photo by Pvt. Carlos Arenas)
U.S. Marine Corps

Decontamination Exercise with Combat Logistics Regiment 27

Sgt. Ismar Calderon, 149th Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard, displayed combat life saving skills at this year’s Texas Military Department Best Warrior Competition at Camp Swift, Texas, May 5, 2022. The three day event challenges service members from the Texas Army and Air National Guards on their combat readiness skills. (U.S. Texas State Guard photo by Pvt. Carlos Arenas)

Staff Sgt. Brandon Johnson, 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Texas Army National Guard, navigates the Obstacle course at this year's Texas Military Department Best Warrior Competition at Camp Swift, Texas, May 5, 2022. The three day event challenges service members from the Texas Army and Air National Guards on their combat readiness skills. (U.S. Texas State Guard photo by Pvt. Carlos Arenas)
U.S. Army National Guard

Texas Military Department Best Warrior Competition 2022

Staff Sgt. Brandon Johnson, 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Texas Army National Guard, navigates the Obstacle course at this year’s Texas Military Department Best Warrior Competition at Camp Swift, Texas, May 5, 2022. The three day event challenges service members from the Texas Army and Air National Guards on their combat readiness skills. (U.S. Texas State Guard photo by Pvt. [Read More …]

Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S. Combined Division arrive to Camp Humphreys for the final assessment of the competition, Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea, May 4, 2022. Soldiers participated in the competition using basic soldiering skills in land navigation, marksmanship, weapons and tactical operations throughout the course. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Oscar Toscano)
U.S. Army

Best Warrior Competition

Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S. Combined Division arrive to Camp Humphreys for the final assessment of the competition, Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea, May 4, 2022. Soldiers participated in the competition using basic soldiering skills in land navigation, marksmanship, weapons and tactical operations throughout the course. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Oscar Toscano)

A U.S. Marine competitor dons a ghillie suit during the infiltration exercise portion of the School of Infantry-East Scout Sniper Challenge on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 27, 2022. The purpose of this challenge was to test snipers in communication, marksmanship and teamwork throughout various competitive relays. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Antonino Mazzamuto)
U.S. Marine Corps

Scout Sniper Challenge 2022 – Infiltration Exercise

A U.S. Marine competitor dons a ghillie suit during the infiltration exercise portion of the School of Infantry-East Scout Sniper Challenge on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 27, 2022. The purpose of this challenge was to test snipers in communication, marksmanship and teamwork throughout various competitive relays. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Antonino Mazzamuto)