RMPJ6223–A loadmaster from the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron sits at the edge of the ramp of a C-130J following a training jump near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Aug. 25, 2018. The 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron maintains high altitude low opening proficiency in order to conduct personnel recovery, casualty evacuation, medical evacuation, and sensitive item recovery within the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa Combined Joint Operations area in partnership with the 75th EAS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Taylor Harrison)
RMPJ5PP4–180825-N-HG389-0014 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 25, 2018) Marine Pfc. Matthew Bell aims an FGM-147 Javelin as part of a simulated small boat attack on amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) during the Carrier Strike Group FOUR (CSG 4) Amphibious Ready Group, Marine Expeditionary Unit exercise (ARGMEUEX). Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit are enhancing joint integration, lethality and collective capabilities of the Navy-Marine Corps team through joint planning and execution of challenging and realistic training scenarios. CSG-4 mentors, trains and asses
RMPJ5XMG–Capt. Monica Rochester, commander, Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach, and Capt. Rebecca Ore and other attendes view the presentations given at the Senior Leaders Seminars for Defense Support of Civil Authorities in San Pedro, California, August 29, 2018. This exercise provides military and federal agency leaders the opportunity to build partnerships with local, state and regional counterparts who assist in disaster preparedness and response. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class DaVonte' Marrow.
RMPJ5P49–Pfc. Jose RodriguezCasimiro, the Bravo Company high shooter from Platoon 1056, scored 332 out of 350 points. RodriguezCasimiro graduated boot camp Aug. 24, 2018, and is from Gastonia, N.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Yamil Casarreal)
RMPJ5W8D–U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Zackary McLimans, a Machine Gunner assigned to 3d Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, prepares to submerge for Underwater Egress Training (UET) during Exercise Bougainville I on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Aug. 28, 2018. Bougainville I is the first phase of the pre-deployment training cycle for the battalion and is an exercise focused on building small-unit skills to increase proficiency in combat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ricky Gomez)
RMPJ5Y65–180828-N-RJ834-037 CLEVELAND (Aug. 28, 2018) Navy Diver 1st Class Erik Clark, from Ashland, N.C., attached to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, demonstrates the operation of an explosive ordinance disposal robot to John Marshall School of Engineering High School students during Cleveland Navy Week in Cleveland, Ohio. The Navy Office of Community Outreach uses the Navy Week program to bring Navy Sailors, equipment and displays to approximately 14 American cities each year for a week-long schedule of outreach engagements designed for Americans to experience firsthand how the U.S. Navy is
RMPJ5P7J–The U.S. Army Futures Command officially opened its doors during a cermony at their new headquarters August 24, 2018 in Austin, Texas. The Texas Military Department is partnering with the new commander, Gen. John M. Murray, with personnel and knowledge that will help bring the Army into a more efficient and technically proficient future. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Michael Leslie, 36th Infantry Division Public Affairs)
RMPJ5W7A–U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jason Jarosz, left, and Staff Sgt. Cory Loesch, fire protection specialists assigned to the 673d Civil Engineer Squadron, adjust their protective equipment while conducting wartime-firefighting readiness training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 24, 2018. During the readiness training the Air Force firefighters donned various levels of mission oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear and practiced responding to emergency situations in a simulated toxic environment during a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear strike. (U.S. Air Force phot
RMPJ5PRW–CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - The 248th Aviation Support Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Charles Lampe and Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew Doty ceremonially case the Battalion Colors during a transfer of authority ceremony Aug. 26 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The ceremony signified the successful completion of a nine-month deployment in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Briana McFarland/ 449 CAB)
RMPJ5RYC–U.S. Marine Corps 1stSgt. Luke Gilliland, 1stSgt with Headquarters Company, 7th Marine Regiment, salutes during the opening ceremony for exercise Valiant Mark 2018 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Aug. 2018, 2018. Valiant Mark is an annual exercise conducted by U.S. Marines and the Singapore Armed Forces designed to facilitate increased interoperability and build and strengthen military-to-military relationship through combined-arms integration skills for companies, squads and battle staffs. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by LCpl. Rhita Daniel)
RMPJ4JXH–Mr. Jeff Alderson of U.S. Army Africa, listens to members of the Republic of Congo Defense Force talk about international and cultural challenges to communication and public relations during a recent military to military exchange between the two countries, Aug. 28, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Bashon Mann)
RMPJ5WHF–Troopers from 1st Squadron, 98th Cavalry Regiment, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, test their grit against fellow troopers during a honored tradition event known as a spur ride at Camp Buehring, Kuwait from Aug. 27-30. This four-day event tests their physical and mental resilience. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Williams)
RMPJ4JXD–The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, speaks at a joint press conference with U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis, at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Aug. 28, 2018. DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando
RMPJ5T4B–180824-N-XT039-1211 SAN DIEGO (Aug. 24, 2018) Marines, assigned to the “Guardians” of Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, and Sailors, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), pose for a group photo on the ship’s flight deck during a ship tour. The tour provided an opportunity for Marines of MCAS Yuma to experience a Navy ship and learn about amphibious operations. Bonhomme Richard is in its homeport of San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Marquez Magallanes)
RMPJ5P5H–Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum commanding general, joins Quirino Augusto “Augie” Alteri and his son Pail Alteri at the POW Cemetery outside of Fort Drum, New York. Members of the Alteri family and representative of Fort Drum gathered Aug. 24 for a wreath-laying ceremony to honor the sole Italian prisoner of war buried there. This renews a tradition the Alteri family started in 1985 to coincide with the annual Bravo Italiano Festival in Watertown, New York. (Phot by Mike Strasser, Fort Drum Garrison Public Affairs)
RMPJ4JAA–Marines with 1st Tank Battalion, 2nd Tank Bn., and 4th Tank Bn. provide maintenance to an M1A1 Abrams tank in preparation for the 15th annual Tiger Competition, Aug. 27, 2018 in Fort Knox, Kentucky. The competition highlights the critical and quick-reacting combat skills of the participating battalions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tessa D. Watts)
RMPJ5P51–Under Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy and Texas Sen. John Cornyn discuss newly activated Army Futures Command during a roundtable discussion held at the command’s headquarters in Austin, Texas, Aug. 24, 2018. Austin was selected as the home of the command because it provides to best opportunity to collaborate with private sector, leaders of industry and the University of Texas. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael L. K. West/Released)
RMPJ4K2M–The United States flag flies at half-staff Aug. 28, 2018, at Fort McCoy, Wis., in honor of U.S. Senator John S. McCain III who died Aug. 25. McCain was an American politician and naval military officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from 1987 until his death. He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election. According to johnmccain.com, McCain was the son and grandson of distinguished Navy admirals and he graduated from the Naval Academy in 1958. He served as a
RMPJ5RAB–INJE, Republic of Korea – Command Sergeants Major and Sergeants Major of the 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S. Combined Division low crawl under concertina wire during the 2018 Spartan Race Sprint Aug. 25. CSMs and SGMs participate in the 2018 Spartan Race as a team-building exercise to inspire esprit de corps and challenge themselves, both physically and mentally.
RMPJ5W7H–U.S. Air Force fire protection specialists assigned to the 673d Civil Engineer Squadron, prepare to enter a simulated burning aircraft during wartime-firefighting readiness training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 24, 2018. During the readiness training the Air Force firefighters donned various levels of mission oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear and practiced responding to emergency situations in a simulated toxic environment during a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear strike. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)
RMPJ5X9M–An area of Leon, Wis., shows flooding Aug, 28, 2018 in Monroe County, Wis. Firefighters with the Directorate of Emergency Services Fire Department at Fort McCoy, Wis., helped with rescue operations for the flooding. On Aug. 27 to early Aug. 28, 2018, 5-12 inches of rain fell on several areas of Monroe County, causing flash flooding and stranding residents in flooded areas. Fort McCoy firefighters helped with the rescue of people in the affected areas. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
RMPJ4JMT–180828-N-RG482-190 VARNA, Bulgaria (Aug. 28, 2018) Civil service mariner Jonathan Keffer, second from right, civilian master of the Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7), speaks during a press event with Bulgarian media in Varna, Bulgaria, Aug. 28, 2018. Carson City is the seventh of nine expeditionary fast transport ships in Military Sealift Command's inventory with a primary mission of providing rapid transport of military equipment and personnel in theater via its 20,000 square foot reconfigurable mission bay area and seating for 312 passengers. (U.
RMPJ5WX8–180828-N-PO203-0120 ATLANTA, Ga. (Aug. 28, 2018) Dr. GeorgiAnna Sheppard with the Office of Naval Research observes students in a honors chemistry class at Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Ga., during a Department of Navy (DoN) Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Program visit. During the first-ever high school outreach visit for the DoN HBCU/MI program, representatives discussed the Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP), which provides internships for high school students at Navy labs and warfare centers around the country.(U.S. Navy p
RMPJ4JHW–Idaho Army National Guard and Montana Army National Guard Soldiers from the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team conduct a live-fire exercise with Royal Thai Army Soldiers at the Cavalry Center in Thailand’s Saraburi province Aug. 28, the final Hanuman Guardian 2018 training event for infantry Soldiers from both forces. Hanuman Guardian 2018, Aug. 20 – 30, builds capabilities of both armies while increasing the interoperability of U.S. and Thailand forces, longtime allies. More than 150 U.S. Army and 350 Army National Guard Soldiers and 350 Royal Thai Army Soldiers are participating in the traini
RMPJ4M22–Drill instructor Sgt. Danny Vega, with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, instructs recruits during a fast-paced circuit course Aug. 30, 2018, on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Dynamic courses such as these help prepare recruits for the high standards of the Marine Corps. Recruits endure numerous physical training sessions during their journey to become United States Marines. Echo Company is scheduled to graduate Nov. 16, 2018. (Photo by Cpl. Sarah Stegall)
RMPJ4MY7–Royal Canadian Navy Master Seaman Chris Campbell attends the 3rd Annual Swing Dance Party during Los Angeles Fleet Week at Downtown San Pedro, Calif., Aug. 30, 2018. Los Angeles Fleet Week celebrates and honors the nation's sea services, facilitates annual disaster preparedness training between the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and local first responders, and offers the public an opportunity to tour ships and interact with service members to gain a better understanding of how maritime forces support national defense and freedom of the seas. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Prado)
RMPJ5R6C–180824-N-NT795-764 PORT HUENEME, Calif., (August 24, 2018) Chief petty officers (CPO) and CPO selectees assigned to Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1 participates during the FY19 Selectee Olympics as part of CPO initiation onboard Naval Base Ventura County. Selectee Olympics is a team event intended to exemplify the charter values of the CPO Mess and one of the largest gathering of various community within the Navy the event generally commence with 3.2-mile Heritage run. CPO initiation is a professional education and training environment that starts when the announcement message is released, and
RMPJ5PJE–Lt. Col. Scott Morley, commander, Phoenix Recruiting Battalion, talks to both Phoenix Recruiting Battalion and Army Reserve leadership at a Reserve Recruiting Partnership Council (R2PC), Aug. 25, Sgt. Slivestre S. Herrera Reserve Center, Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Alun Thomas, USAREC Public Affairs)
RMPJ4JXB–U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis speaks at a joint press conference with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Aug. 28, 2018. DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando
RMPJ4N4Y–180830-N-IY469-049 – Stickers and bracelets were handed out to visitors of the cancer research rodeo.
RMPJ4JFJ–U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Craig Reinwald, 435th Contingency Response Squadron contingency air traffic controller, listens to his radio at Boboc Air Base, Romania, Aug. 23, 2018. Reinwald and his team provided ground support for the 37th Airlift Squadron pilots dropping Romanian air force paratroopers out of C-130J Super Hercules aircraft as part of exercise Carpathian Summer 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)
RMPJ6204–Maj. Gen. Arthur J. Logan, the Hawaii Army National Guard Adjutant General applaud Soldiers from Alpha and Bravo Troops, 1st Squadron, 299th Cavalry Regiment, and elements of the 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, both from the Hawaii Army National Guard for their service during their deployment ceremony at the Kalaeloa Army Aviation Support Facility on August 26, 2018. The 1-299th CAV will be deploying to Sinai, Egypt supporting the Multinational Force and Observers while the 29th IBCT will be deploying to Kosovo in support of Multinational Battle Group East Kosovo Forces (KFOR). (U.S. Army N
RMPJ61N9–180902-N-AT530-0033 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sep. 2, 2018) – Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit scan the horizon during a exercise on the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) during Carrier Strike Group FOUR (CSG 4) Amphibious Ready Group, Marine Expeditionary Unit exercise (ARGMEUEX). Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit are enhancing joint integration, lethality and collective capabilities of the Navy-Marine Corps team through joint planning and execution of challenging and realistic training scenarios. CSG-4 mentors, trains and assesses E
RMPJ621M–Master Sgt. Joseph Tabor, 163rd Medical Group bio-environmental engineer, compares a water sample to a pH and chlorine indicator in Cataño, Puerto Rico, during Innovative Readiness Training Ola de Esperanza Sanadora, on Sept. 1, 2018. The purpose of the IRT is to provide medical, dental and optometry care to assist local municipal authorities in addressing underserved community health and civic needs while performing joint military humanitarian operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bethany Rizor)
RMPJ4NC8–U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Desiree Curiel, personnel effects and baggage center clerk, Distribution Management Office, Bravo Company, Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations-West (MCI-W), stands at the position of attention as Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Killea, commanding general, MCI-W, Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Pendleton, reads a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (NAM) citation during the Regional and Installation Marine and noncommissioned officer of the Quarter Ceremony at MCB Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 31, 2018. The NAM is given to Marines that performed m
RMPJ5TYR–BANGOR, Wash. (Aug. 28, 2018) Gen. John E. Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), delivers remarks during the 2017 Omaha Submarine Ballistic Missile Trophy presentation which was awarded to the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Alabama (SSBN 731). The Omaha Trophy, sponsored by Omaha's Strategic Command Consultation Committee, is awarded annually to four outstanding units that represent USSTRATCOM's mission areas, their role in global operations and USSTRATCOM's continued emphasis on strategic deterrence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Am
RMPJ4K5X–ICE executes federal criminal search warrants in North Texas
RMPJ4JY4–Cpt. Stona Jackson, assigned to Regional Health Command Europe, decontaminates his gear during a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear event for the 2018 21st Theater Sustainment Command Best Medic Competition August 28, 2018 at Baumholder, Germany.During the second day of the competition competitors encountered a CBRN event, stress shoot, mystery event, and daily non-combat related tasks.#21BMC2018 #VictoryMedics #FirstInSupport #StrongEurope (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Benjamin Northcutt 21st Theater Sustainment Command)
RMPJ4M19–U.S. Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, Commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), stands with U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph T. Guastella Jr., Commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT), and Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, outgoing AFCENT commander, during a change of command ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Aug. 30, 2018. Guastella entered the Air Force in 1987 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has flown the F-16 Fighting Falcon and A-10 Thunderbolt II, served as the wing commander of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, has had m
RMPJ5T6C–180827-N-GX781-0019 CARTAGENA, Colombia (Aug. 27, 2018) Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Lester Jones tracks the distance to the pier as the Whidbey Island-Class Dock Landing Ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) pulls in to Cartagena, Colombia for a scheduled port visit. The ship is on deployment supporting Southern Seas, which is an annual collaborative deployment in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility where a task group will deploy to conduct a variety of exercises and multinational exchanges to enhance interoperability, increase regional stability, and build and maintain regional relations
RMPJ4KM1–Tech. Sgt. Thomas Cole, left, received his new rank during a promotion ceremony on Aug. 29 at the Eastern Air Defense Sector. Lt. Col. Paul Bishop, left, the 224th Support Squadron Commander, served as the promoting officer.
RMPJ4N7K–Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA — Lance Cpl. Jonathan Castaneda, an administrative specialist with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), carries the unit guidon during a six mile conditioning hike aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 30, 2018. The 11th MEU conducted the hike to prepare the Marines and Sailors for the physical demands they can expect on deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dalton S. Swanbeck)
RMPJ4M81–Jamie Gallimore, Armed Forces Medical Examiner System DoD DNA Operations DNA technician, prepares DNA for extraction August 24, 2018. When AFMES- Armed Force DNA Identification Laboratory receives DNA specimens from the Defense POW MIA Accounting Agency for testing, forensic scientists at AFMES-AFDIL employ state of the art mtDNA sequencing, Y-STR, and auSTR tests to analyze mtDNA and nucDNA. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nicole Leidholm)
RMPJ4N3G–Lt. Gov. Brad Little, lieutenant governor for the state of Idaho, and Michael J. O’Toole, Department of Defense director, civil-military programs, cut a ceremonial ribbon during a grand opening ceremony for Starbase Idaho at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho on Aug. 31, 2018. The program is a cooperative partnership between local school districts and the Department of Defense allowing students opportunities to explore more education in science, technology, and math. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
RMPJ4N43–180830-N-IY469-002 – Holly LaPerriere and Capt. Chris Kuzniewski set up a booth to promote their research on lung cancer. LaPerriere is a research nurse and coordinator and Kuzniewski is the primary investigator for Detection of Early Lung Cancer Among Military Personnel (DECAMP).
RMPJ4K2E–The United States flag flies at half-staff Aug. 28, 2018, at Fort McCoy, Wis., in honor of U.S. Senator John S. McCain III who died Aug. 25. McCain was an American politician and naval military officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from 1987 until his death. He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election. According to johnmccain.com, McCain was the son and grandson of distinguished Navy admirals and he graduated from the Naval Academy in 1958. He served as a
RMPJ5BHW–180828-N-ND356-0086 PEARL HARBOR (Aug. 28, 2018) USS Missouri Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Legacy Academy Class 019 members work together in a team building exercise during a Battle Stations evolution aboard the USS Missouri. The CPO Legacy Academy is a six-day course in which the chief petty officers and selectees live aboard The USS Battleship Missouri Memorial and participate in preservation activities, leadership training, reenact scenarios that took place aboard USS Missouri, and learn lessons about the history and heritage of the U.S. Navy and CPO community. The CPO Legacy Academy has taken
RMPJ5X47–180828-N-AO674-1135 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 28, 2018) A U.S. Marine assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit scans for surface contacts while standing a force protection watch during a simulated transit aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) as part the Carrier Strike Group FOUR (CSG 4) Amphibious Ready Group, Marine Expeditionary Unit exercise (ARGMEUEX). Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit are enhancing joint integration, lethality and collective capabilities of the Navy-Marine Corps team through joint planning and execution of
RMPJ5WE0–U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. David Bloxham, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with Combat Logistics Group 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group, operates a 310 SUG-V robot during the Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief Village demonstration in Los Angeles, Calif., Aug. 28, 2018. The event included static displays from the U.S. Marines, City of Los Angeles public safety agencies, Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management and several non-profit partners. I MEF provides the Marine Corps a globally responsive, expeditionary, and fully scalable Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF), capable o
RMPJ4JGB–U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, participate in morning physical training exercises alongside their Polish counterparts, in Żagań, Poland, Aug. 28, 2018. Soldiers are currently deployed in support of Atlantic Resolve in Europe. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Pfc. Jacob Hester-Heard, 382nd Public Affairs Detachment, 1ABCT, 1CD/Released)
RMPJ5WG0–Idaho Army National Guard and Montana Army National Guard Soldiers from the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team conduct a final live-fire exercise rehearsal Aug. 27 during Hanuman Guardian 2018 at the Royal Thai Army’s Cavalry Center in the Saraburi province of Thailand. Hanuman Guardian 2018, Aug. 20 – 30, builds capabilities of both armies and increases the interoperability of U.S. and Thailand forces, longtime allies. More than 150 U.S. Army and 350 Army National Guard Soldiers and 350 Royal Thai Army Soldiers are participating in the training exercise.
RMPJ61JY–U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Justin Kohn, NOSTRA optician, marks the axis — where the pupil is and the power of the prescription should be — on uncut glasses lenses during Innovative Readiness Training Ola de Esperanza Sanadora Sept. 2, 2018, in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. The purpose of the IRT is to provide medical, dental and optometry care to assist local municipal authorities in addressing underserved community health and civic needs while performing joint military humanitarian operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Francine St Laurent)
RMPJ4MT8–COLUMBUS, Ga. (Aug. 31, 2018) – Teresa Tomlinson, mayor of Columbus, Georgia, served as keynote speakers during the fourth and final day Aug. 30 of the Centennial Leadership Symposium, hosted by the 199th Infantry Brigade and the Maneuver Center of Excellence. (U.S. Army photo by Markeith Horace, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs)
RMPJ5WKD–Chief Engineman Rob Hartwell, from Bedford, Massachusetts, assigned to Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1 Det. Guam, and members of the National Police of Timor-Leste and the Timor-Leste Defense Force perform maintenance on a boat engine during CARAT Timor-Leste 2018 at Hera Naval Base, Aug. 28, 2018. CARAT Timor-Leste 2018 is designed to address shared maritime security concerns, build relationships and enhance interoperability among participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danny Ray Nuñez Jr./Released)
RMPJ4JB6–Army Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy, director, Army National Guard, at the National Guard Association of the United States 140th General Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, Aug. 27, 2018. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill)
RMPJ4M0P–A Coast Guard boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Station Cape Disappointment transits into the harbor near Ilwaco, Wash., Aug. 29, 2018. The 47-foot MLB is one of three different assets assigned to the station and is designed to operate in severe sea and weather conditions commonly found in the Pacific Northwest. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read.
RMPJ4NAC–U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Recovery Commander MAJ Scotty Autin inspects the environmental stabilization work that led to the repaired power pole, Isabela, Puerto Rico, August 31, 2018. The Corps of Engineers is overseeing the environmental stabilization at 53 sites across the island in order to restore the sites disturbed during the emergency power restoration mission.
RMPJ61HG–A team of U.S. Army Soldiers carry a Zodiac rigid inflatable boat during one of the events of the 74th Engineer Dive Detachment's Diver Fitness Challenge at Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait, Aug. 31, 2018. The events of the Diver Fitness Challenge are not exercises typically done by Soldiers in the U.S. Army, so they provide a unique opportunity for Soldiers to increase their capabilities by trying new challenges. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Adam Parent)
RMPJ5YAY–CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan - Reynaldo Toquero speaks with faculty and families at the opening of Zukeran Elementary School's new facility on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 29, 2018. The new facility was constructed to support the education and welfare of the U.S. community on Camp Foster. Toquero is the principal of Zukeran Elementary School. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chelsea Simons)
RMPJ61N2–180902-N-AO674-1068 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 02, 2018) Marines assigned to the Mobile Air Traffic Control Mobile Team (MMT) of Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264 conduct radio and satellite communication training aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during the Carrier Strike Group FOUR (CSG 4) Amphibious Ready Group, Marine Expeditionary Unit exercise (ARGMEUEX). Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit are enhancing joint integration, lethality and collective capabilities of the Navy-Marine Corps team through joint planning and execution of ch
RMPJ5PGK–The U.S. Air Forces Central Command Band performs for deployed service members at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Aug. 24, 2018. The USAFCENT Band rotates several ensembles through the area of responsibility that perform a wide variety of musical styles to appeal to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)
RMPJ5Y78–180827-N-RI884-0017 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 27, 2018) Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Rear Admiral. Tsutomu Shirane, the commander of the JMSDF Mine Warfare Force, salutes sideboys upon arriving aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), as part of a visit off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. The Wasp Amphibious Ready Group is currently operating in the region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
RMPJ5YJG–850 Sexual Assault advocates and concerned citizens from the Fort Bragg and Fayetteville area attend the 4th Annual Fort Bragg Special Victims Summit (Sexual Assault Conference) on August 29, 2018 at Fort Bragg, NC. Womack Army Medical Center hosted the event at the Iron Mike Convention Center that showed the latest techniques in Sexual Assault crime scene investigation. Speakers from around the country shared their personal experiences in catching sexual predators and updated technology.
RMPJ5Y8W–CAMP TAJI MILITARY COMPLEX, Iraq – U.S. Army 449th Combat Aviation Brigade command team Col. Joseph Bishop (right) and Command Sgt Maj. Matthew Shorter bear witness to the 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment (General Aviation Support Battalion) the transfer of authority ceremony Aug 27, 2018. The 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment (General Aviation Support Battalion) assumes command in place of the 1-126th. This act will ignite the start of its mission to enable U.S., Coalition and partner nations to defeat and destroy ISIS in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (U.S. Army Photo by S
RMPJ5W74–An aircraft fire training simulator is engulfed in flames for U.S. Air Force fire protection specialists, not pictured, assigned to the 673d Civil Engineer Squadron, as they conduct wartime-firefighting readiness training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 24, 2018. During the readiness training the Air Force firefighters donned various levels of mission oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear and practiced responding to emergency situations in a simulated toxic environment during a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear strike. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)
RMPJ5Y1E–Friends of Retired U.S. Army Special Operations Command Master Sgt. Polito “Paul” Olivas goes Airborne to celebrate his 100th birthday at Dillingham Airfield, Hawaii, Aug. 29, 2018. Olivas joined the U.S. Army prior to World War II where he earned his mustard stained jump winds. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Timothy D. Hughes)
RMPJ4N0Y–180830-N-NW255-1011 FRANKLIN, N.C. (Aug. 30, 2018) The U.S. Navy Band Country Current performs for a packed house at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, joined by a former band member, retired Musician 1st Class Ben Winter. Country Current is on a 1,600 mile tour through Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida, which allows Navy musicians to entertain audiences in parts of the country that don't often get to see the Navy at work. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Musician Melissa Bishop/Released)
RMPJ4NCR–Cmdr. Michael Sarnowski, Commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma, is presented with gifts from Columbian naval officials in Cartagena, Colombia for the annual UNITAS exercise Aug. 30, 2018. UNITAS consists of a variety of exercises and multinational exchanges to enhance interoperability, increase regional stability, and build and maintain regional relationships with countries throughout the region through joint, multinational and interagency exchanges and cooperation.
RMPJ5BG7–British Army Brigadier Simon Humphrey (left), commander of the Kabul Security Force (KSF), and Oklahoma Army National Guard (OKARNG) members (right) of 1st Squadron, 180th Cavalry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, observe a recently unveiled plaque after a dedication ceremony at the newly remodeled New Kabul Compound (NKC) flight terminal on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The “Hughie Terminal” at NKC is named after the late Poteau, Oklahoma resident, Sgt. Buddy James “Doc” Hughie, member of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 180th Infantry Regiment, who was killed in acti
RMPJ61FN–U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Task Force Recovery Commander MAJ Scotty Autin inspects the temporary disposal reduction site as part of the ongoing FEMA assigned debris mission, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, September 1, 2018. The Corps of Engineers is nearing completion of the debris mission in Puerto Rico and is committed to Finishing Strong for the people of Puerto Rico.
RMPJ5Y9H–CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan— Lance Cpl. Jonah Edwards (center right) participates in an improvised acting exercise during the Pure Praxis Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Performance Education Workshop Aug. 28 at the theater on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. Marines and sailors from the audience acted out scenarios with the Pure Praxis actors on the stage. Edwards is a personnel clerk with Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brennan Priest)
RMPJ5XPM–Kathy Sheppard, committee chair, Women Marines Association, gives remarks during the unveiling of a monument at the gravesite of Opha May Johnson, St. Paul’s Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C., Aug. 29, 2018. The monument was put up by the Women Marines Association to commemorate the 100 years of women serving in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul A. Ochoa)
RMPJ4M02–A boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment patrols the Pacific Ocean 5 miles west of the Columbia River entrance, near Ilwaco, Wash., Aug. 29, 2018. The crew was scheduled to do a live-fire training with a mounted M-240 weapons system, but the training was cancelled due to low visibility. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read.
RMPJ4K0D–SPC Adam Mc Quiq (L) and SGT Dalton Rezac (R), B Co., 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power), conduct a site assessment at La Plata Lake Dam, Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, August 28, 2018. The Corps of Engineers continues to work as part of a unified effort with it partners at the federal, state and local agencies to help the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico recover from this disaster.
RMPJ4K1Y–STG2(SW/AW) Andrew McAlister, from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) re-enlists aboard the USS Wisconsin (BB-64) in front of members of his command. The Wisconsin is an Iowa-Class Battleship that is moored permanently next to the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia as a museum ship. The museum proudly hosts military ceremonies aboard the Wisconsin and in their galleries free of charge for area commands. To inquire, contact their Special Events Coordinator, Tom Dandes at Thomas.Dandes@navy.mil or at (757) 322-3106. The Hampton Roads Naval Museum is one of ten Navy museu
RMPJ5P71–Attendees participate in memorial push-ups during Tech. Sgt. John Chapman’s name unveiling ceremony at the Air Force Memorial, in Arlington, Va., Aug. 24, 2018. Chapman was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for actions on Takur Ghar mountain in Afghanistan on March 4, 2002. An elite special operations team was ambushed by the enemy and came under heavy fire from multiple directions. Chapman immediately charged an enemy bunker through high-deep snow and killed all enemy occupants. Courageously moving from cover to assault a second machine gun bunker, he was injured by enemy fire. Despite
RMPJ4KTF–Lt. Gen. Brian D. Beaudreault, the deputy commandant of plans, policies, and operations, poses for a photo with the crews from 1st, 2nd, and 4th Tank Battalion after the awards ceremony at the 15th annual Tiger Competition awards ceremony at Wilcox Range, Fort Knox, Ky., Aug. 28, 2018. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dante J. Fries)
RMPJ5Y8K–COMBINED ARMS TRAINING CENTER CAMP FUJI, GOTEMBA, Japan –A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force CH-47 Chinook helicopter takes off during the annual Fuji Firepower Demonstration Aug. 26 on Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Gotemba, Japan. The demonstration brought members of the local and U.S. communities together to observe and gain a better understanding of their capabilities in regards to the defense of Japan. Each year more of the public is educated, which in turn builds confidence in the precision, skill sets, and proficiency of the JGSDF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Nicole Rogge)
RMPJ6224–U.S. Army soldiers, assigned to the 10th Mountain Division, gather for a rehearsal before a platoon Situational Training Exercise on At a range in Arta, Djibouti, Aug. 25, 2018. The STX is a scenario driven, mission-oriented exercise, designed to form a realistic scenario of a military operation.
RMPJ4MR4–Carlton Bray, Anti-terrorism Officer, U.S. Army Medical Command Provost Marshal Office, conducts the after action discussion following an active shooter drill on August 29, 2018, at the U.S. Army Health Contracting Activity on Joint Base San Antonio. (U.S. Army Photo by Wesley Elliott, MEDCOM/OTSG)
RMPJ5PBB–An 8th Special Operations Squadron CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft flies alongside a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II above Virginia, Aug. 24, 2018. Aircraft from the 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurburt Field, Florida, performed a flyover above the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, honoring U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman, a Special Tactics combat controller, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his extraordinary heroism during the Battle of Takur Ghar in March 2002 while deployed to Afghanistan. Chapman is the 19th Airman to receive the
RMPJ4M4T–A platoon leader twirls his weapon while marching through opposing ranks of Soldiers who completed weapon tosses to each other as he passed through during the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade Drill and Ceremony Competition Aug. 23 at Fort Lee.
RMPJ4N65–U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- U.S. Air Force Academy -- Air Force Academy Cadets participate in in a parents weekend parade at Stillman Field Aug. 31 (U.S. Air Force photo/Joshua Armstrong)
RMPJ5XHX–HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (August 26, 2018) – A U.S. Marine Corps advisor with Task Force Southwest hands an Afghan National Army (ANA) 215th Corps soldier his certificate of completion during a graduation ceremony for a train-the-trainer course at the Regional Military Training Center on Camp Shorabak. The nearly month-long course taught instructors the basics of warrior training so they can, in turn, teach the upcoming classes of the new ANA Territorial Force who will assist in providing safe and secure elections to the people of Helmand and Nimroz provinces this October. (U.S. Marine Co
RMPJ5Y32–A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, refuels a B-52 Stratofortress over the Indian Ocean June 10, 2018. The 506th EARS is a permanently assigned unit comprised of Air National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty KC-135 Stratotanker units from across the states. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)
RMPJ5WTJ–Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts provides remarks August 28, 2018 inside an aircraft hangar at Offutt AFB, Nebraska during an event celebrating a more than $1 million investment by the U.S. Department of Defense to STEM education in the Bellevue Public Schools system, which is the nearest community to Offutt AFB. The award is part of the National Math and Science Initiative that promotes STEM education in more than 200 U.S. schools that have significant enrollment among military-connected students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Delanie Stafford)
RMPJ61KX–U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Emily Fowler and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Justin Kohn, NOSTRA opticians, and U.S. Army Spc. Natasha Crague, Joint Base Langely-Eustis MEDDAC optical laboratory specialist, mark the axis — where the pupil is and the power of the prescription should be — on uncut glasses lenses during Innovative Readiness Training Ola de Esperanza Sanadora Sept. 2, 2018, in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. The purpose of the IRT is to provide medical, dental and optometry care to assist local municipal authorities in addressing underserved community health and civic needs while per
RMPJ5PA2–180824-N-TT202-076 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 24, 2018) An MH-60S Sea Hawk from the Dusty Dogs of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 transports cargo from the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during a replenishment-at-sea. Abraham Lincoln is currently underway conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel E. Gheesling/Released)
RMPJ5XB0–An area of Leon, Wis., shows flooding Aug, 28, 2018 in Monroe County, Wis. Firefighters with the Directorate of Emergency Services Fire Department at Fort McCoy, Wis., helped with rescue operations for the flooding. On Aug. 27 to early Aug. 28, 2018, 5-12 inches of rain fell on several areas of Monroe County, causing flash flooding and stranding residents in flooded areas. Fort McCoy firefighters helped with the rescue of people in the affected areas. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
RMPJ5RTR–Workers with Catamount Constructors, Inc. of Lakewood, Colo., continue construction of the Fort McCoy Access Control Point project Aug. 24, 2018, at Fort McCoy, Wis. A $9.9 million contract for the new construction was awarded in 2017 to Catamount Constructors Inc. through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is managing the contract. The project description shows construction includes the building of a new identification check area with a new gatehouse; search office; inspection canopies; and development and construction of new roadways, parking, lighting, and traffic control signals. Ther
RMPJ4MFP–U.S. Marine Corps Lt.Gen. Mark A. Brilakis speaks to a Marine with Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 during his visitation on Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, August 28, 2018. Lt.Gen. Brilakis visited the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (2d MAW) in order to orient himself on the current status of 2d Maw. Brilakis is the commanding general of Marine Forces Command.
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