Maj. Kyle Yates, 824th Base Defense Squadron commander, fast ropes out of an HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 41st Rescue Squadron during fast rope training at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, July 24, 2020. The 820th Base Defense Group used the training to evaluate its Advanced Skills Training program which allows them to operate in places other security forces units cannot. The Advanced Skills Training program includes preparing Airmen for Army Ranger and Jungle training as well as Air Assault, rappelling and fast-rope master, Pathfinder, and sharpshooter programs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Faith Brodkorb)
U.S. Air Force

820th BDG evaluates advanced skills program

Maj. Kyle Yates, 824th Base Defense Squadron commander, fast ropes out of an HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 41st Rescue Squadron during fast rope training at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, July 24, 2020. The 820th Base Defense Group used the training to evaluate its Advanced Skills Training program which allows them to operate in places other security forces units [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division patrol during Exercise Deep Water on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 29, 2020. Exercise Deep Water is a 2d Marine Regiment-led exercise designed to provide Marine Air-Ground Task Force capabilities, which increases lethality and combat effectiveness for future combat operations. This is the largest exercise and air-assault conducted on Camp Lejeune in decades. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline Parsons)
U.S. Marine Corps

V36 Conducts Largest Exercise on Camp Lejeune in 20 Years

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division patrol during Exercise Deep Water on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 29, 2020. Exercise Deep Water is a 2d Marine Regiment-led exercise designed to provide Marine Air-Ground Task Force capabilities, which increases lethality and combat effectiveness for future combat operations. This is the largest exercise and air-assault conducted on [Read More …]

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, observes the flight line at Yakima Training Center, before a multi-ship flight back to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a day and night air assault training mission, designed to challenge their planning abilities and technical knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)
U.S. Army

Watching the Wheels

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, observes the flight line at Yakima Training Center, before a multi-ship flight back to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a day and night air assault training mission, designed to challenge their planning abilities and technical [Read More …]

Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), perform sling load procedures Nov. 11, 2019, Fort Campbell, Ky. Maintaining air assault proficiency is vital to being a part of the Army's premier air assault division.
U.S. Army

Air Assault Mission

Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), perform sling load procedures Nov. 11, 2019, Fort Campbell, Ky. Maintaining air assault proficiency is vital to being a part of the Army’s premier air assault division.

200211-N-ZZ513-1048 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 11, 2020) An MV22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft flies above the flight deck of Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) for an air assault demonstration as part of Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 11. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)
U.S. Navy

Air Assault Exercise at Iron Fist 2020

200211-N-ZZ513-1048 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 11, 2020) An MV22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft flies above the flight deck of Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) for an air assault demonstration as part of Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 11. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct [Read More …]