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)
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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 …]

FORT BENNING, Ga. – Soldiers from the Maneuver Center of Excellence compete to claim top honors during the 2020 MCoE Best Warrior Competition June 8 thru June 11. U.S. Army photo by Patrick Albright, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs
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2020 06 MCoE Best Warrior Competition

FORT BENNING, Ga. – Soldiers from the Maneuver Center of Excellence compete to claim top honors during the 2020 MCoE Best Warrior Competition June 8 thru June 11. U.S. Army photo by Patrick Albright, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs

MH-65 Dolphin helicopter 6598 at Air Station Savannah, Georgia, was constructed in 1980 and is considered the Coast Guard's Queen of the Helicopter fleet as designated by the gold tail number. Air Station Savannah's area of responsibility extends from the norther border of South Carolina to Melbourne, Florida, or approximately 450 miles. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena)
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Queen of the Helicopter Fleet

MH-65 Dolphin helicopter 6598 at Air Station Savannah, Georgia, was constructed in 1980 and is considered the Coast Guard’s Queen of the Helicopter fleet as designated by the gold tail number. Air Station Savannah’s area of responsibility extends from the norther border of South Carolina to Melbourne, Florida, or approximately 450 miles. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd [Read More …]

Jakoby, a certified cadaver dog with North River Kennel K-9, waits to participate in hoist training while participating in Patriot South 20 at Guardian Centers in Perry, Georgia, on February 28, 2020. Patriot South 20 provides realistic training venues and scenarios for military and civilian domestic operations, allowing for interoperability in times of natural disasters. Scenarios like Patriot South help build lasting relationships and train soldiers to aid state and local agencies during Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) operations in times of emergencies. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Pfc. Christopher Shannon)
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Patriot South 2020 Water Rescue and Hoist Training

Jakoby, a certified cadaver dog with North River Kennel K-9, waits to participate in hoist training while participating in Patriot South 20 at Guardian Centers in Perry, Georgia, on February 28, 2020. Patriot South 20 provides realistic training venues and scenarios for military and civilian domestic operations, allowing for interoperability in times of natural disasters. Scenarios like Patriot South help [Read More …]

A U.S. Army Ranger assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, (RTB) lands on Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)
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5th Ranger Training Battalion Proficiency Jump

A U.S. Army Ranger assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, (RTB) lands on Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army [Read More …]

A U.S. Soldier with the 689th Rapid Port Opening Element operates a heavy expanded mobility tactical truck with a load handling system as he prepares to transfer simulated relief supplies during Exercise Turbo Distribution at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, Feb. 12, 2020. Turbo Distribution is a biannual exercise that combines forces from the Air Force, Army, and the Defense Logistics Agency to test their ability to rapidly respond to a slew of simulated contingency situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sarah Brice)
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Airmen participate in Joint Task Force-Port Opening unit exercise

A U.S. Soldier with the 689th Rapid Port Opening Element operates a heavy expanded mobility tactical truck with a load handling system as he prepares to transfer simulated relief supplies during Exercise Turbo Distribution at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, Feb. 12, 2020. Turbo Distribution is a biannual exercise that combines forces from the Air Force, Army, and the Defense [Read More …]

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 5th Squadron, 7th Calvary Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga., drive to their objective inside an M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during Decisive Action Rotation 20-04 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Feb. 13, 2020. Decisive Action Rotations at the National Training Center ensure Army Brigade Combat Teams remain versatile, responsive, and consistently available for current and future contingencies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Nathan Franco, Operations Group, National Training Center)
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Setting up a Tactical Operation Center during Decisive Action Rotation 20-04 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 5th Squadron, 7th Calvary Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga., drive to their objective inside an M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during Decisive Action Rotation 20-04 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Feb. 13, 2020. Decisive Action Rotations at the National Training Center ensure Army Brigade Combat Teams [Read More …]

1st Lt. Anton King, 75th Fighter Squadron pilot, poses for a photo wearing an HGU-55/P helmet fitted with Hybrid Optical-based Inertial Tracker and day visor Feb. 11, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The helmet provides A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots a central interface for everything they need, from oxygen supply to communications to flight instruments. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg) (This image was manipulated by merging two photos in Adobe Photoshop.)
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A-10 helmets keep pilots connected

1st Lt. Anton King, 75th Fighter Squadron pilot, poses for a photo wearing an HGU-55/P helmet fitted with Hybrid Optical-based Inertial Tracker and day visor Feb. 11, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The helmet provides A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots a central interface for everything they need, from oxygen supply to communications to flight instruments. (U.S. Air Force photo [Read More …]

Lt. Col. Brandon Kelly, 476th Fighter Group commander, awaits takeoff Feb. 8, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. During the Unit Training Assembly weekend, the members of the 476th FG came together to execute the generation of 18 A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft sorties to support the 76th Fighter Squadron. The 476th FG is an Air Force Reserve associate unit linked to the 23d Fighter Group, and integrates its operations with the 23d Wing's 74th and 75th Fighter Squadrons and 23d Maintenance Group. During World War II, the 76th FS was one of the three original Flying Tiger squadrons of the 23d FG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)
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476th FG ‘brings the heat’ to UTA weekend

Lt. Col. Brandon Kelly, 476th Fighter Group commander, awaits takeoff Feb. 8, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. During the Unit Training Assembly weekend, the members of the 476th FG came together to execute the generation of 18 A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft sorties to support the 76th Fighter Squadron. The 476th FG is an Air Force Reserve associate unit [Read More …]

FORT BENNING, Ga. – In an April 2019 photo, a U.S. Army Infantry mortar crew competes at Fort Benning against other mortar teams from across the Army in the Best Mortar Competition, part of the prestigious annual Infantry Week. This year's Infantry Week runs April 14-20 and comprises four separate competitions: the Best Mortar Competition, the All Army Lacerda Cup Combatives Competition, the International Sniper Competition, and the Best Ranger Competition. Infantry Week is known for its exacting standards and often grueling physical demands, in which competitors vie under high-pressure, combat-like conditions for best-in-their-field honors. The public is invited to attend.
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Fort Benning to host Infantry Week competition, showcasing ground combat skills

FORT BENNING, Ga. – In an April 2019 photo, a U.S. Army Infantry mortar crew competes at Fort Benning against other mortar teams from across the Army in the Best Mortar Competition, part of the prestigious annual Infantry Week. This year’s Infantry Week runs April 14-20 and comprises four separate competitions: the Best Mortar Competition, the All Army Lacerda Cup [Read More …]