An M1128 mobile gun system assigned to Echo Troop, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, moves through the training area during the combined arms live fire portion of National Training Center Rotation 20-09, at Fort Irwin, California, August 25, 2020. The 1st SBCT executed NTC rotation 20-09 with the support of additional units from the active duty, U.S. Army Reserves, the U.S. Army National Guard and the United States Air Force. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Daniel Parker)
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1SBCT, 4ID NTC Rotation 20-09

An M1128 mobile gun system assigned to Echo Troop, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, moves through the training area during the combined arms live fire portion of National Training Center Rotation 20-09, at Fort Irwin, California, August 25, 2020. The 1st SBCT executed NTC rotation 20-09 with the support of additional units [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Kilo Company, Marine Combat Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, conduct fire and movemnent drills during live-fire training at Range 218A on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 18, 2020. The students conducted fire team fire and movement drills, and practiced firing machine guns as part of the training event. The mission of MCT is to give non-infantry Marines a foundational understanding of leadership and the basic tenets of maneuver warfare. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels)
U.S. Marine Corps

Prepare to rush: MCT Marines conduct live-fire training

U.S. Marines with Kilo Company, Marine Combat Training Battalion, School of Infantry – West, conduct fire and movemnent drills during live-fire training at Range 218A on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 18, 2020. The students conducted fire team fire and movement drills, and practiced firing machine guns as part of the training event. The mission of MCT is [Read More …]

An FA-18F Super Hornet fighter jet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 41, Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, lands after a Green Flag 20-9 training mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Aug. 18, 2020. FA-18Fs are able to perform multiple missions in the tactical spectrum, including air superiority, day and night strike with precision-guided weapons, fighter escort and close air support and suppression of enemy air defenses. (U.S. Air Force photo by William Lewis)
U.S. Air Force

VFA-41 participates in Green Flag 20-9

An FA-18F Super Hornet fighter jet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 41, Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, lands after a Green Flag 20-9 training mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Aug. 18, 2020. FA-18Fs are able to perform multiple missions in the tactical spectrum, including air superiority, day and night strike with precision-guided weapons, fighter escort and close air [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion participate in a live fire and maneuver range during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Calif., Aug. 6, 2020. MCCREs are conducted to ensure unit standardization and combat readiness in preparation for operational deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quince Bisard)
U.S. Marine Corps

1st CEB MCCRE

U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion participate in a live fire and maneuver range during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Calif., Aug. 6, 2020. MCCREs are conducted to ensure unit standardization and combat readiness in preparation for operational deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quince Bisard)

Sgt. Brennon Soucek, an infantryman with A Co., 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor Regiment, looks for the opposing force known as Blackhorse during an early morning mission to gain control of the occupied city of Razish during a decisive-action training exercise in the desert environment of the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California, on July 25, 2020. Blackhorse Soldiers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment-Blackhorse, are dedicated to testing units in “The Box.” Brigade Soldiers are taking part in one of the U.S. Army's most challenging land force training exercises and have prepared for entering “The Box” for over a year, including during their 2019 annual training at Fort Hood, Texas, where they completed an eXportable Combat Training Center exercise. The 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor Regiment, is a Minnesota Army National Guard battalion headquartered in Brainerd. The overall unit mission is to provide heavy armor and mechanized infantry ground combat power to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sebastian Nemec)
U.S. Army

National Training Center Rotation 20-08.5

Sgt. Brennon Soucek, an infantryman with A Co., 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor Regiment, looks for the opposing force known as Blackhorse during an early morning mission to gain control of the occupied city of Razish during a decisive-action training exercise in the desert environment of the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California, on July 25, 2020. Blackhorse Soldiers [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Sgt. Roxanne Gorostieta, the administrative chief with the Command Element, I Marine Expeditionary Force, leads Marines during a physical training session at Del Mar Beach on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, August 5, 2020. Gorostieta uses her knowledge and experience in fitness and the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program to train and educate her Marines. Gorostieta is a native of Phoenix. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alison Dostie)
U.S. Marine Corps

Faces of Pendleton: Sgt. Roxanne Gorostieta

U.S. Marine Sgt. Roxanne Gorostieta, the administrative chief with the Command Element, I Marine Expeditionary Force, leads Marines during a physical training session at Del Mar Beach on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, August 5, 2020. Gorostieta uses her knowledge and experience in fitness and the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program to train and educate her Marines. Gorostieta is [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine UC-12W with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, prepares to take off at MCAS Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 4, 2020. The Marines and sailors of H&HS made history by becoming a flying squadron for the first time in the unit’s existence. MCAS Camp Pendleton now has operational support airlift capabilities with the UC-12W aircraft, and can transport critical personnel and equipment across the country in a cost effective manner. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Cortez)
U.S. Marine Corps

Making history: H&HS becomes a flying squadron

A U.S. Marine UC-12W with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, prepares to take off at MCAS Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 4, 2020. The Marines and sailors of H&HS made history by becoming a flying squadron for the first time in the unit’s existence. MCAS Camp Pendleton now has operational support airlift capabilities with the UC-12W [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine Corps Hercules M88 recovery vehicle disembarks from the 1st Tank Battalion ramp on a tow for the last time at Twentynine Palms, Calif. on July 28, 2020. As a part of Force Design 2030, the Hercules M88 recovery vehicles are being divested from the Marine Corps in an effort to accelerate modernization and realign capabilities, units and personnel to higher priority areas. (U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Justin Evans)
U.S. Marine Corps

1st Tank Battalion divests Hercules M88

A U.S. Marine Corps Hercules M88 recovery vehicle disembarks from the 1st Tank Battalion ramp on a tow for the last time at Twentynine Palms, Calif. on July 28, 2020. As a part of Force Design 2030, the Hercules M88 recovery vehicles are being divested from the Marine Corps in an effort to accelerate modernization and realign capabilities, units and [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with the Scout Sniper Course, Reconnaissance Training Company, Advanced Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, work to conceal themselves during an exercise in the Romeo Training Area on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 27, 2020. The students were participating in a stalking and infiltration exercise designed to test the concealment skills of the Marines. The objective of the exercise was to infiltrate an area and engage a target without being seen. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels)
U.S. Marine Corps

Hide and Seek: Marines with Scout Snipers Course participate in stalking exercise

U.S. Marines with the Scout Sniper Course, Reconnaissance Training Company, Advanced Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry – West, work to conceal themselves during an exercise in the Romeo Training Area on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 27, 2020. The students were participating in a stalking and infiltration exercise designed to test the concealment skills of the Marines. [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment (V38), 2d Marine Division, fire an aerial point of embarkations lane clearing device while participating in range 400 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, July 18, 2020. Range 400 is a company-size attack range meant to produce combat-ready forces capable of preforming combined arms assaults in combat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)
U.S. Marine Corps

A Whole lot of Hate and Discontent: V38 Range 400

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment (V38), 2d Marine Division, fire an aerial point of embarkations lane clearing device while participating in range 400 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, July 18, 2020. Range 400 is a company-size attack range meant to produce combat-ready forces capable of preforming combined arms assaults in combat. (U.S. Marine [Read More …]