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)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Joshua A. Hayes, an expeditionary fire fighter and rescue specialist with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 362, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, removes a panel from a simulated downed aircraft during a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft Personnel course on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, April 25, 2022. The TRAP course develops the Marines’ proficiency in recovery operations, enabling rapid, efficient, and safe recovery of personnel and equipment when necessary while forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Quince D. Bisard)
U.S. Marine Corps

13th MEU TRAP Course

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Joshua A. Hayes, an expeditionary fire fighter and rescue specialist with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 362, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, removes a panel from a simulated downed aircraft during a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft Personnel course on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, April 25, 2022. The TRAP course develops the Marines’ proficiency in recovery operations, [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, enter a building during Ground Interoperability Course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, April 25, 2022. The focus of the Maritime Raid Force Interoperability Exercise is to integrate all elements of the MRF into a comprehensive and cohesive raid force, capable of conducting and supporting MEU operations while forward deployed to the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicolas Atehortua)
U.S. Marine Corps

Ground Interoperability Course

U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepare to breach a building during Ground Interoperability Course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, April 25, 2022. The focus of the Maritime Raid Force Interoperability Exercise is to integrate all elements of the MRF into a comprehensive and cohesive raid force, capable of conducting and supporting MEU operations [Read More …]

Fort Drum, N.Y. - 10th Mountain Division soldier rappels out of a helicopter during an Air Assault course on Fort Drum, New York, April 28, 2022. This is the final component each soldier has been working towards in this two week long training course. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jeremy Hill)
U.S. Army

Air Assault Course

Fort Drum, N.Y. – 10th Mountain Division soldier rappels out of a helicopter during an Air Assault course on Fort Drum, New York, April 28, 2022. This is the final component each soldier has been working towards in this two week long training course. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jeremy Hill)

U.S. Air Force aircrafts with the 12th Flying Training Wing fly in formation during The Great Texas Airshow, Apr. 23, 2022, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The formation consisted of two T-1A Jayhawks; two T-38C Talons; and two T-6 Texan II. The Great Texas Airshow, featuring the Thunderbirds, is scheduled for April 23 thru 24 at JBSA-Randolph. The Thunderbirds perform for people all around the world to display the pride, precision and professionalism the U.S. Air Force represents. Through air shows and flyovers, they aim to excite and inspire. In addition to showcasing the elite skills all pilots must possess, the Thunderbirds demonstrate the incredible capabilities of the Air Force's premier multi-role fighter jet, the F-16 Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tyler McQuiston)
U.S. Air Force

The Great Texas Air Show 2022

U.S. Air Force aircrafts with the 12th Flying Training Wing fly in formation during The Great Texas Airshow, Apr. 23, 2022, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The formation consisted of two T-1A Jayhawks; two T-38C Talons; and two T-6 Texan II. The Great Texas Airshow, featuring the Thunderbirds, is scheduled for April 23 thru 24 at JBSA-Randolph. The Thunderbirds [Read More …]

U.S. Marines Lance Cpl. Christopher Hartl (left) and Lance Cpl. Austin Hurkmans, both Low Altitude Air Defense gunners with 3d Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, provide surface-to-air defense using the FIM-92 Stinger on Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 28, 2022. The training demonstrates the joint force’s ability to integrate command and control, expand battlefield awareness, and conduct long-range precision strikes as an enduring, stand-in-force. Hartl is a native of Mukilteo, Washington, and Hurkmans is a native of Marquette, Michigan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ujian Gosun)
U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marines Conduct EAB Operations

U.S. Marines Lance Cpl. Christopher Hartl (left) and Lance Cpl. Austin Hurkmans, both Low Altitude Air Defense gunners with 3d Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, provide surface-to-air defense using the FIM-92 Stinger on Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 28, 2022. The training demonstrates the joint force’s ability to integrate command and control, expand battlefield awareness, and conduct long-range [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Drizzt Garcia-Washburn, a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System operator with 3d Battalion, 12th Marines, 3d Marine Division, provides security from a hide site on Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 28, 2022. The training demonstrates the joint force’s ability to integrate command and control, expand battlefield awareness, and conduct long-range precision strikes as an enduring, stand-in-force. Garcia-Washburn is a native of Las Cruces, New Mexico. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lorenzo Ducato)
U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marines conduct EAB operations on Ie Shima

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Drizzt Garcia-Washburn, a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System operator with 3d Battalion, 12th Marines, 3d Marine Division, provides security from a hide site on Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 28, 2022. The training demonstrates the joint force’s ability to integrate command and control, expand battlefield awareness, and conduct long-range precision strikes as an enduring, stand-in-force. Garcia-Washburn is a [Read More …]

SULU SEA (Jan. 31, 2022) Landing craft, air cushion attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 departs the well deck of Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during well deck operations in support of Marine Exercise Philippines (MAREX PH), Jan. 31, 2022. MAREX PH demonstrates U.S. commitment to the region and our long-standing treaty allies. We seek to build enduring, mutually beneficial relationships and invest in training to ensure a Free and Open-Indo Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wesley Richardson)
U.S. Navy

USS Essex Underway Operations

SULU SEA (Jan. 31, 2022) Landing craft, air cushion attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 departs the well deck of Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during well deck operations in support of Marine Exercise Philippines (MAREX PH), Jan. 31, 2022. MAREX PH demonstrates U.S. commitment to the region and our long-standing treaty allies. We seek to [Read More …]