Paratroopers assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division jump into Normandy Drop Zone during exercise Panther Storm at Fort Bragg, N.C., August 12, 2020. The combat training exercise tests the division's ability to rapidly deploy its immediate response force anywhere in the world within 18 hours. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua Cowden, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers execute Operation Panther Storm

Paratroopers assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division jump into Normandy Drop Zone during exercise Panther Storm at Fort Bragg, N.C., August 12, 2020. The combat training exercise tests the division’s ability to rapidly deploy its immediate response force anywhere in the world within 18 hours. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua Cowden, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Marine Corps M1A1 Abrams tanks with 2d Tank Battalion, 2d Marine Division (MARDIV) depart on railroad cars during a farewell ceremony on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 31, 2020. Marines with 2d Tank Battalion bid their final farewell after nearly 80 years of service to 2d MARDIV in accordance to the future redesign of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Patrick King)
U.S. Marine Corps

Tanks for the Memories

U.S. Marine Corps M1A1 Abrams tanks with 2d Tank Battalion, 2d Marine Division (MARDIV) depart on railroad cars during a farewell ceremony on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 31, 2020. Marines with 2d Tank Battalion bid their final farewell after nearly 80 years of service to 2d MARDIV in accordance to the future redesign of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine [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 …]

U.S. Marines with Logistics Officers Course (LOC), Logistics Operations School, Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools, escort casualties to the combat operations center after a simulated artillery attack during the LOC Field Exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 19, 2020. The LOC Field Exercise is conducted once per course to put junior officers into real world situations and test their knowledge and decision making abilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo released/taken by Sgt. James A. Guillory)
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Logistics Officers Course Field Exercise

U.S. Marines with Logistics Officers Course (LOC), Logistics Operations School, Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools, escort casualties to the combat operations center after a simulated artillery attack during the LOC Field Exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 19, 2020. The LOC Field Exercise is conducted once per course to put junior officers into real world situations [Read More …]

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.
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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 …]