A Paratrooper assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division assembles a 240B machine gun during Expert Infantry and Soldier Badge training on Fort Bragg, N.C. June 11, 2020. The purpose of the EIB/ESB is to recognize Soldiers who have demonstrated a mastery of critical tasks. These tasks build on the foundation of individual proficiency, allowing them to locate, close with, and destroy the enemy.
U.S. Army

Paratrooper assembles a 240B machine gun

A Paratrooper assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division assembles a 240B machine gun during Expert Infantry and Soldier Badge training on Fort Bragg, N.C. June 11, 2020. The purpose of the EIB/ESB is to recognize Soldiers who have demonstrated a mastery of critical tasks. These tasks build on the foundation of individual proficiency, allowing them to locate, close with, and [Read More …]

Staff Sgt. Bryce Vanzale, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, digs a hole to bury an unexploded ordnance for training purposes at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina May 13, 2020. Airmen were tasked to detect and investigate multiple ordnances as part of their training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)
U.S. Air Force

EOD conducts multiday field training exercise

Staff Sgt. Bryce Vanzale, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, digs a hole to bury an unexploded ordnance for training purposes at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina May 13, 2020. Airmen were tasked to detect and investigate multiple ordnances as part of their training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

A Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command hangs onto a combat rubber raiding craft amidst a broaching drill during a training exercise at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 12, 2020. The Marines train and learn small boat skills and procedures to better help the SPMAGTF-SC with mission accomplishment when deployed within jungle environments. These training events assist the Marines and Sailors when working alongside partner nations in Latin America and the Caribbean with crisis response preparedness, security cooperation training, and engineering projects. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Benjamin D. Larsen)
U.S. Marine Corps

Task force Marines deploying to Latin America conduct small boat training

A Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command hangs onto a combat rubber raiding craft amidst a broaching drill during a training exercise at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 12, 2020. The Marines train and learn small boat skills and procedures to better help the SPMAGTF-SC with mission accomplishment when deployed within jungle environments. These training [Read More …]

Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command conduct a reconnaissance patrol during a field exercise at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 6, 2020. These training events assist the Marines and Sailors when working alongside partner nations in Latin America and the Caribbean with crisis response preparedness, security cooperation training, and engineering projects. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Andy O. Martinez)
U.S. Marine Corps

Task force Marines deploying to Latin America increase unit readiness with patrolling procedures

Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command conduct a reconnaissance patrol during a field exercise at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 6, 2020. These training events assist the Marines and Sailors when working alongside partner nations in Latin America and the Caribbean with crisis response preparedness, security cooperation training, and engineering projects. (U.S. Marine Corps photo [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Force Reconnaissance (Recon) Company, 2d Recon Battalion, 2d Marine Division conduct a hidesite breakdown drill on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 22, 2020. Force Recon Company conducted live-fire immediate action drills including vehicle drop-offs, vehicle pick-ups, and simulated casualty evacuations to enhance weapons familiarization and unit capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline Parsons)
U.S. Marine Corps

Training While it’s Raining, 2d Recon Isn’t Complaining

U.S. Marines with Force Reconnaissance (Recon) Company, 2d Recon Battalion, 2d Marine Division conduct a hide site breakdown drill on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 22, 2020. Force Recon Company conducted live-fire immediate action drills including vehicle drop-offs, vehicle pick-ups, and simulated casualty evacuations to enhance weapons familiarization and unit capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline Parsons)

A candidate assigned to the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School carries a rucksack and sandbags up a hill during Special Forces Assessment and Selection at Camp Mackall, North Carolina March 12, 2020. Candidates who attended the three-week assessment and selection were evaluated on their ability to work individually and as a team. (U.S. Army photo by K. Kassens)
U.S. Army

Special Forces Assessment and Selection

A candidate assigned to the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School carries a rucksack and sandbags up a hill during Special Forces Assessment and Selection at Camp Mackall, North Carolina March 12, 2020. Candidates who attended the three-week assessment and selection were evaluated on their ability to work individually and as a team. (U.S. Army photo [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 2d Assault Amphibian Battalion conduct a ship-to-shore event at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 19, 2020. The annual training requirement was used to maintain and improve the unit’s readiness and proficiency while conducting amphibious operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Patrick King)
U.S. Marine Corps

Surf’s up: 2nd AAB conducts amphibious training event

U.S. Marines with 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 2d Assault Amphibian Battalion conduct a ship-to-shore event at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 19, 2020. The annual training requirement was used to maintain and improve the unit’s readiness and proficiency while conducting amphibious operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Patrick King)

U.S. Marines with 2nd Tank Battalion, 2d Marine Division (MARDIV) conduct a simulated casualty evacuation on an M1A1 Abrams tank during a Tank Table 12 qualification at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 11, 2020. The qualification requires offensive and defensive tactics to improve and test the Marines’ ability to make quick and conclusive decisions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Reine Whitaker)
U.S. Marine Corps

Qualified Tankers

U.S. Marines with 2nd Tank Battalion, 2d Marine Division (MARDIV) conduct a simulated casualty evacuation on an M1A1 Abrams tank during a Tank Table 12 qualification at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 11, 2020. The qualification requires offensive and defensive tactics to improve and test the Marines’ ability to make quick and conclusive decisions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group and U.S. Marines with Charlie Co, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expedition Force work to move vehicles from mobile bridge to the shore during Type Commander’s Amphibious Training (TCAT) on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 16, 2020. TCAT is a mobility exercise ashore that allows Marines to gain the requisite skills and experience to integrate with the U.S. Navy in follow on exercises and real-world operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary Zephir)
U.S. Marine Corps

8th ESB and 2nd Tank Battalion Conduct TCAC

U.S. Marines with Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group and U.S. Marines with Charlie Co, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expedition Force work to move vehicles from mobile bridge to the shore during Type Commander’s Amphibious Training (TCAT) on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 16, 2020. TCAT is a mobility exercise ashore that [Read More …]

Marines with Expeditionary Operations Training Group perform Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques operations out of a Japan Ground Self Defense Force V-22 Osprey at Stone Bay, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 12, 2020. The JGSDF trained with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Training Squadron 204 to expand mission capabilities. EOTG is a part of II Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ethan Pumphret)
U.S. Marine Corps

EOTG Rappelling training with Japanese V-22 Osprey

Marines with Expeditionary Operations Training Group perform Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques operations out of a Japan Ground Self Defense Force V-22 Osprey at Stone Bay, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 12, 2020. The JGSDF trained with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Training Squadron 204 to expand mission capabilities. EOTG is a part of II Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine [Read More …]