220108-N-MR124-1840 INDIAN OCEAN (Jan. 8, 2022) Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) fire M4 assault rifles during a weapons familiarization course, Jan. 8, 2022. O’Kane, part of the USS Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) along with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with alliances and partners and serve as a ready response force to ensure maritime security and a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Elisha Smith)
U.S. Navy

USS O’Kane (DDG 77) Conducts Live-Fire Exercise

220108-N-MR124-1840 INDIAN OCEAN (Jan. 8, 2022) Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) fire M4 assault rifles during a weapons familiarization course, Jan. 8, 2022. O’Kane, part of the USS Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) along with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with [Read More …]

A Georgian fire team maneuvers during the last battle of Combined Resolve XVI. Combined Resolve XVI is a multinational training exercise conducted at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, from 6 to 17 December 2021. The exercise is designed to test multinational interoperability in a simulated combat training environment.
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Combined Resolve XVI

A Georgian fire team maneuvers during the last battle of Combined Resolve XVI. Combined Resolve XVI is a multinational training exercise conducted at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, from 6 to 17 December 2021. The exercise is designed to test multinational interoperability in a simulated combat training environment.

Recruits with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion experience the confidence course aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Jan. 3, 2022. The confidence course is designed to build recruits confidence in their physical abilities and overcome fears that may be limiting them.
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Golf Company Confidence Course

Recruits with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion experience the confidence course aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Jan. 3, 2022. The confidence course is designed to build recruits confidence in their physical abilities and overcome fears that may be limiting them.

Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, undergo combat exercises inside a military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) training village at Fort Pickett, Virginia on Jan. 9, 2022. MOUT villages simulate the urban landscape Marines can find themselves in while operating within close-quarters environments. The Department of Defense, through the U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Intriago)
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MOUT Town Attack

Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, undergo combat exercises inside a military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) training village at Fort Pickett, Virginia on Jan. 9, 2022. MOUT villages simulate the urban landscape Marines can find themselves in while operating within close-quarters environments. The Department of Defense, through the U.S. Northern Command, and in [Read More …]

The 124th Fighter Wing hosted four F-35B Lighting IIs Jan. 7-9, 2021 at Gowen Field. Pilots assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps' Attack Squadron 225 (VMFA-225), based out of Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Arizona, trained with Idaho's A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots, utilizing Idaho's ample training air space and the Orchard Combat Training Center and Saylor Creek ranges. Training with different aircraft exposes Air National Guard members to scenarios beyond their normal close air support mission and provides a unique experience to enhance the unit’s joint operations capabilities. (U.S. National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur)
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Arizona Marine Corps Pilots fly F-35s, Train with A-10s at Idaho Ranges

The 124th Fighter Wing hosted four F-35B Lighting IIs Jan. 7-9, 2021 at Gowen Field. Pilots assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Attack Squadron 225 (VMFA-225), based out of Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Arizona, trained with Idaho’s A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots, utilizing Idaho’s ample training air space and the Orchard Combat Training Center and Saylor Creek ranges. Training with [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Kishahn Hobley (left) a Martial Arts Instructor Trainer with 1st Intelligence Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group supervises his students as they grapple in the ocean surf during a Martial Arts Instructor course led by 1st Intelligence Battalion, I MIG on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 16, 2021. The Marines participated in the MAI course to become instructors where they can train and advance Marines in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Austin Gillam)
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Making MAIs Culminating Event

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Kishahn Hobley (left) a Martial Arts Instructor Trainer with 1st Intelligence Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group supervises his students as they grapple in the ocean surf during a Martial Arts Instructor course led by 1st Intelligence Battalion, I MIG on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 16, 2021. The Marines participated in the [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conduct a bottom-up visit, board, search, and seizure mission to intercept sensitive equipment during Realistic Urban Training Exercise 22.1 (RUTEX) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan 8, 2022. The purpose of the RUTEX is to incorporate the specialized individual and small-unit skills of the MEU and conduct high-intensity, advanced, and complex Marine Air-Ground Task Force operations to prepare MEUs and other designated forces to support the geographic combatant commanders. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Fourmet Gustavsen)
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RUTEX 22.1 VBSS

U.S. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) launch combat rubber raiding crafts during a bottom-up visit, board, search, and seizure mission to intercept sensitive equipment during Realistic Urban Training Exercise 22.1 (RUTEX) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan 8, 2022. The purpose of the RUTEX is to incorporate the specialized individual and small-unit skills of the MEU [Read More …]

220107-N-PA358-1135 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 7, 2022) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Carlos Gamble, from Atlanta, directs the pilot of an F/A18E Super Hornet, attached to the “Fighting Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211, on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Jan. 7, 2022. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to maintain maritime stability and security, and defend U.S., allied and partner interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman T'ara Tripp)
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The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to maintain maritime stability and security

220107-N-PA358-1135 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 7, 2022) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Carlos Gamble, from Atlanta, directs the pilot of an F/A18E Super Hornet, attached to the “Fighting Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211, on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Jan. 7, 2022. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group [Read More …]