Maj. Joseph, a senior director for the 116th Operations Group, watches over, Captains Dan and Nate, as they monitor moving target indicators over the Florida coastline during a training exercise for the Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System, on Feb. 13, 2013. JSTARS has the ability to track movement with it’s radar system. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Lee.
Multiple DoD Agencies Pull Together To Resurrect Historic Remagen Drop Zone
National Guard Red Horse Civil Engineers from New Mexico operate heavy equipment across the wide expanse of the Remagen DZ at Fort Stewart, GA, bringing the vital assault landing strip back to life. Georgia National Guardsmen from Savannah’s Combat Readiness Training Center coordinated the massive expedited project as they continue preps for the nation’s largest National Guard exercise, Global Guardian, scheduled for March 2013. Photo by Master Sgt. Bucky Burnsed.
EAST CHINA SEA (Nov. 16, 2012) Twenty-six ships from the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force are underway together after the conclusion of exercise Keen Sword 2013. Keen Sword 2013 is a biannual exercise held in order to enable the U.S. and Japan to train in coordination procedures and heighten interoperability needed to effectively defend or respond to a crisis in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jennifer A. Villalovos.
Fire Controlman 2nd Class Raishard Gatlin, from Pensacola, Fla., stands a safety watch behind a Phalanx close-in weapons system (CIWS) during a live-fire exercise aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stephanie Smith.
PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 25, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) launches a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) as apart of a joint ballistic missile defense exercise. America’s Sailors are Warfighters, a fast and flexible force deployed worldwide. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. U.S. Navy photo.
Members of Air Force Special Operations weather teams participate in a training scenario on a CH-47 Chinook during Emerald Warrior at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 7, 2012. The primary purpose of Emerald Warrior is to exercise special operations components in urban and irregular warfare settings to support combatant commanders in theater campaigns. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Clay Lancaster.
U.S. Marines recover at the stern gate of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga after a night exercise in a combat rubber raiding craft under way in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, March 1, 2012. The Marines are assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Crosby
U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse Awalt, assigned to Combat Camera Group Pacific, fires an M4 carbine during a field training exercise at Winter Quick Shot 2012 in Azusa, Calif., Feb. 16, 2012. Quick Shot is a semi-annual field exercise designed to train combat camera personnel to operate in a combat environment. DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan David Chandler, U.S. Navy.
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Feb. 13, 2012) Seabees assigned to the Bridge Detachment of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 and Marines from the 8th Engineer Support Battalion Bridge Company assemble a medium girder bridge during a joint training exercise at Camp LeJeune, N.C. The Seabees and Marines worked together for the first time during the three-day project to build the bridge over a 107-foot gap. The joint training capitalized on Bold Alligator 2012, the largest amphibious exercise in 10 years. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Scott B. Boyle
SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2012) The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) launches Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1635 off the coast of San Clemente Island for the beach assault phase of exercise Iron Fist 2012. The bilateral training exercise between U.S. Marines and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force is designed to increase interoperability and amphibious capabilities. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jeremy L. Wood.
U.S. Marines, assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, land amphibious assault vehicles aboard Hat Klad beach during a mechanized raid on AAV Camp, Thailand, Feb. 11, 2011. The Marines are conducting the raid as part of the multilateral training exercise Cobra Gold 2012. Cobra Gold 2012 demonstrates the resolve of the U.S. and participating nations to increase interoperability and promote security and peace throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The 31st MEU is the United States' expeditionary force in readiness in the region. Photo by Lance Cpl. Patrick J. McMahon.
Capts. Thor Boland, Mike Broderick and Brandon Lavalley return from the Nevada Test and Training Range on day three of Red Flag 12-2, Jan. 25, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Coalition partners from South Korea and Saudi Arabia participated in the joint training exercise that's been around since 1975. The pilots are assigned to the 4th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sergeant Benjamin Bloker.
PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 6, 2012) Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) board a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter during flight quarters aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is participating in Exercise Iron Fist 2012. Iron Fist is a training exercise between U.S. Marines and the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force designed to increase interoperability and amphibious capabilities throughout U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell.
Marines from Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Republic of Korea Marines fire at simulated targets during the multilateral amphibious assault here Feb. 10. The Marines were conducting a multilateral amphibious assault with Royal Thai Marines and Republic of Korea Marines during Exercise Cobra Gold 2012. CG 2012 demonstrates the commitment of the U.S. and participating nations to increase interoperability and promote security and peace throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Photo by Cpl. Justin Wheeler.