A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 3rd Wing approaches for landing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2020, during RED FLAG-Alaska 20-3. RED FLAG-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise where aircrews fly under simulated air combat conditions. This allows those involved to improve interoperability through the exchange of tactics, techniques and procedures. RF-A 20-3 was adapted to execute the training needed to maintain mission readiness and lethality while mitigating the potential spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Farnsworth)
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JBER jets fly for RED FLAG-Alaska 20-3

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 3rd Wing approaches for landing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2020, during RED FLAG-Alaska 20-3. RED FLAG-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise where aircrews fly under simulated air combat conditions. This allows those involved to improve interoperability through the exchange of tactics, techniques and procedures. RF-A [Read More …]

Leadership from the Slovak air force and U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa pose for a photo in front of a Slovak air force MiG-29 static display before attending force development engagement briefings at Sliač Air Base, Slovakia, July 28, 2020. In 2018, the Slovak Ministry of Defense announced its largest defense purchase of 14 F-16 Block 70/72 to replace the aging MiG-29 fighters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)
U.S. Air Force

Forging relationships with Allies

Leadership from the Slovak air force and U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa pose for a photo in front of a Slovak air force MiG-29 static display before attending force development engagement briefings at Sliač Air Base, Slovakia, July 28, 2020. In 2018, the Slovak Ministry of Defense announced its largest defense purchase of 14 F-16 Block [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dominick Rollan and Cpl. Jose Reyes, both with Air Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, place the RQ-21A Blackjack on the launcher in preparation for its first flight in Australia at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Aug. 8, 2020. The RQ-21 provides the Marine Corps a rapidly deployable surveillance asset able to operate in austere forward environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani)
U.S. Marine Corps

Marine Corps RQ-21 flies for first time in Australia

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dominick Rollan and Cpl. Jose Reyes, both with Air Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, place the RQ-21A Blackjack on the launcher in preparation for its first flight in Australia at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Aug. 8, 2020. The RQ-21 provides the Marine Corps a rapidly deployable surveillance asset able to operate [Read More …]

200803-N-JL568-1078 EAST CHINA SEA (August 03, 2020) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Matthew Pugliese, from Knoxville, Tenn., left, and Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Andrew Oliveira, from Gustine, Calif., load ammunition aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67). Shiloh is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Isaac Maxwell)
U.S. Navy

USS Shiloh Weapons Preparation

200803-N-JL568-1078 EAST CHINA SEA (August 03, 2020) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Matthew Pugliese, from Knoxville, Tenn., left, and Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Andrew Oliveira, from Gustine, Calif., load ammunition aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67). Shiloh is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. [Read More …]

200728-N-JL568-1014 EAST CHINA SEA (July 28, 2020) Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Jimmie Ledford, from Colorado Springs, Colo., performs maintenance on a .50-caliber machine gun aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67). Shiloh is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Isaac Maxwell)
U.S. Navy

USS Shiloh Maintenance

200728-N-JL568-1014 EAST CHINA SEA (July 28, 2020) Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Jimmie Ledford, from Colorado Springs, Colo., performs maintenance on a .50-caliber machine gun aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67). Shiloh is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist [Read More …]

NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 09, 2020) Sailors disembark USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) following the ship’s return to Naval Station Norfolk after a regularly scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet. Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group has remained underway as a ready carrier strike group during the COVID-19 global pandemic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jason Pastrick/Released)
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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Returns to Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 09, 2020) Sailors disembark USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) following the ship’s return to Naval Station Norfolk after a regularly scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet. Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group has remained underway as a ready carrier strike group during the [Read More …]

200806-N-NQ285-1045 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 6, 2020) U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Enforcement Specialist 1st Class Jonathan Jarman, assigned to the Maritime Security Response Team-East, conducts a close-quarters combat exterior-movement drill aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) August 6, 2020. Thomas Hudner participates in Canadian Operation Nanook alongside US Coast Guard, Canadian, French, and Danish Allies to enhance their Arctic capabilities, and meet the requirements outlined in each nation’s respective defense policies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Sawyer Connally)
U.S. Navy

Maritime Security Response Team-East Conducts Close-Quarters Combat Drills Aboard USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116)

200806-N-NQ285-1045 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 6, 2020) U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Enforcement Specialist 1st Class Jonathan Jarman, assigned to the Maritime Security Response Team-East, conducts a close-quarters combat exterior-movement drill aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) August 6, 2020. Thomas Hudner participates in Canadian Operation Nanook alongside US Coast Guard, Canadian, French, and Danish Allies to enhance [Read More …]

200806-N-QD512-1042 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 6, 2020) Aircraft sit on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) to prepare for the disembarkation of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3. Ike is operating in the Atlantic Ocean in support of naval operations to maintain maritime stability and security in order to ensure access, deter aggression and defend U.S., allied and partner interests. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaleb J. Sarten/Released)
U.S. Navy

Ike Supports Naval Operations in the Atlantic Ocean

200806-N-QD512-1042 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 6, 2020) Aircraft sit on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) to prepare for the disembarkation of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3. Ike is operating in the Atlantic Ocean in support of naval operations to maintain maritime stability and security in order to ensure access, deter aggression and [Read More …]