RMRAEMYN–The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) steams through the Arabian Sea, Dec. 14, 2018. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, Essex Amphibious Ready Group, and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting integrated operations in the Arabian Sea to ensure stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
RMRAEF32–CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2017) – Seaman Apprentice Lillie Guzman, attached to Amphibious Construction Battalion 1, uses a M2HB .50-caliber machine gun to scan her sector during Field Training Exercise (FTX) 2017. FTX 2017 is a scenario-based exercise designed to train and test the battalion in Seabee Combat Warfare.
RMRAD17J–U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan Hagan, a Provost Marshal’s Office military working dog handler with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, and his K-9 search for hidden explosives during training at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 24, 2017. Handlers and their military working dogs train regularly in a variety of areas such as locating explosives and narcotics, conducting patrols and human tracking in order to become a more effective team. Marines placed various explosives and substances in hidden locations inside a warehouse before K-9’s and their handlers entered, which resu
RMRAEHP0–The 58th Presidential Inauguration parade for President Donald J. Trump in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. More than 5,000 military members from across all branches of the armed forces of the United States, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support and Defense Support of Civil Authorities during the inaugural period.
RMRAD67B–South Carolina National Guard Soldiers, and fire department/EMS rescuers with the S.C. Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (SC-HART) program, S.C. Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1 (SC-TF1), perform hoist-training operations during the preliminary phases of “Patriot South Exercise 2017” (Patriot South 17), a joint training-exercise focused on natural disaster-response and preparedness, Gulfport and Port Bienville Industrial Complex (PBIC), Mississippi, Jan. 29, 2017. Patriot South 17 is taking place at multiple locations across Mississippi, from January 23 through February 7, 2017, and it offers
RMRAEFHX–Maj. Gen. Scott Vander Hamm, assistant deputy chief of staff of operations, head quarters Air Force, visits Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 18, 2017. Vander Hamm met with AFSOC key personnel during a visit to orient himself with AFSOC.
RMRADEAK–U.S. Marines with Marine Corps Installations West, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, participate in the opening ceremony of the Marine West Exposition on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 1, 2017. The 2017 Marine West Exposition is a forum for defense contractors to display and promote their latest equipment and technology.
RMRAEF81–A Boeing 767-800ER aircraft sits on the flightline at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 23, 2017. The plane landed drop-off passengers to Misawa.
RMRAEEF9–U.S. Army mariners, of the 411th Transportation Company, don firefighting gear during a fire drill aboard Logistics Support Vessel - 5 (LSV-5)on January 24, 2017. Fire drills are one of three drills that are required by federal regulation to be conducted weekly aboard Army watercraft.
RMRADN1F–The seven retirees participating in an island-wide retirement ceremony stand with Maj. Gen. Duane Gamble (left), commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Ulloth (right), command sergeant major, ASC, following award recognitions Dec. 13 in Heritage Hall, Rock Island Arsenal.
RMRABBD2–Members of the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard stand at attention before rehearsing for the 58th Presidential Escort on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Jan. 12, 2017. More than 5,000 service members are providing military ceremonial support for the 58th Presidential Inauguration, a time honored tradition that dates back to 1789 when George Washington was escorted to Federal Hall in New York City to be sworn in as the first commander in chief.
RMRADB6M–U.S. Air Force maintenance technicians assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., secure a U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit aircraft with cholks under the tires after being towed to the parkway at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam Jan. 19, 2017. Close to 200 Airmen from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., and Barksdale Air Force Base, La., deployed to Andersen AFB, in support of U.S. Strategic Command Bomber and Deterrence missions. USSTRATCOM bomber missions familiarize aircrew with airbases and operations in different Geographic Combatant Commands. USSTRATCOM forces ar
RMRADD0A–Coast Guard Lt. Nicholas Peters inspects the rotor head and anti-icing sensor before turning on the engines of the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter at Air Station Cape Cod in Massachusetts, Jan. 19, 2017. The anti-ice and de-icing systems are activated when ice accumulates on the engines and rotor blades of the helicopter.
RMRAEM73–Staff Sgt. Dylan Jobes, 9th Security Forces Squadron vehicle NCO, starts a utility terrain vehicle Dec. 13, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. The 9th SFS conducts base perimeter patrols at least three times a day.
RMRADH7P–Spc. Blake Chappell, generator mechanic with Bravo Company, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, carries a notionally injured Soldier during medical training, January 26, 2017 at Fort Stewart, Ga. The battalion supported 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 2nd IBCT, with on-call recovery, medical evacuation, and logistical distribution during training exercise Baler Focus, January 25 -27.
RMRADADN–U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, signal and direct a Slovenian Air Force Eurocopter H3-74 during sling load operation with during exercise Lipizzaner III in Pocek, Slovenia, Jan. 27, 2017. Lipizzaner is a combined squad-level training exercise in preparation for platoon evaluation, and to validate battalion-level deployment procedures.
RMRAEK5B–Recruiters from the Oklahoma City Battalion gathered with high school students from Grant and Southeast Oklahoma City High Schools at Ft. Sill for an education event. The event, hosted by Ft. Sill, brought the students together with school administrators and recruiters from across the state to highlight Army life. The students participated in events such as vehicle operation, field artillery procedures and call-for-fire.
RMRAEDEM–Maxwell AFB, AL - 42d Security Forces Squadron personnel simulate responding to a report of an active shooter during a base exercise, Jan. 23, 2017.
RMRAD5P8–U.S. Air Force Airman Joerimer Collado, an individual protective equipment (IPE) specialist assigned to the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS), creates an inventory list for disposition items at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 17, 2017. When items are no longer needed in the IPE shop they are put into crates to be transferred to another facility.
RMRABBRJ–Agris Baranovskis, Head of Security Section for the Latvian Ministry of Defense, delivers a presentation to students at the Riga Technical University High School in Riga, Latvia, Jan. 12, 2017. U.S. Army Paratroopers, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, shared a video of their training and interacted with the students. The 173rd Airborne Brigade, based in Vicenza, Italy, is the Army Contingency Response Force in Europe, and is capable of projecting forces to conduct a full range of military operations across the Un
RMRAEB7K–U.S. Marines from Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171 secure the cargo of a seven-ton medium tactical vehicle during exercise Kamoshika Wrath 17-1 at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 22, 2017. The Marines prepared the vehicles for a convoy displacement to Japan Self-Defense Force’s Haramura Maneuver Area in Hiroshima.
RMRAEGP0–More than 5,000 military members from across all branches of the armed forces of the United States, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support and Defense Support of Civil Authorities during the inaugural period.
RMRACDTE–Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen prepare to man a traffic control point in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017, during the 58th Presidential Inauguration. More than 1,000 PANG Soldiers and Airmen headed to D.C. to support law enforcement and provide a safe, secure inauguration experience for the American public. They joined more than 7,000 Guardsmen from 44 states.
RMRAC8HX–Marines assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, move F-35Bs in a hangar, Jan. 13, 2017, during a stop on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, en route to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. VMFA-121 is the first operational F-35B squadron in the Marine Corps, with its relocation to 1st Marine Aircraft Wing at Iwakuni. The F-35B was developed to replace the Marine Corps’ F/A-18 Hornet, AV-8B Harrier and EA- 6B Prowler. The Short Take-off Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft is a true force multiplier. The unique combination of stealth, cutting-edge
RMRAEJTR–U.S. Marines, family and friends attend a memorial service in honor of Sgt. Gary Wilson, drill instructor with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 12, 2018. Wilson passed away from injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident. Wilson received the Navy Marine Corps Medal for his actions on Sept. 18, 2018 where he rescued two motorist form two burning vehicles.
RMRADAX1–U.S. Army Spc. Nathan Christman , right, and Cpl. Michael Steward, both infantryman, assigned to Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont National Guard, provides security at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vt., Jan. 31, 2017. Soldiers conducted small unit mountain operations as the culminating exercise of their winter annual training.
RMRADJBW–U.S. Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, speaks to the audience at the Space and Missile Systems Center during a base visit in El Segundo, Calif., Jan. 31, 2017. Gen. Goldfein visited the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base as part of a tour promoting the Air Force Space Enterprise.
RMRAD5EM–JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2017) Sergeant Major (Oberstabsfeldwebel in German) Carsten Dreblow, a German Army liaison stationed in Fort Benning, Ga., speaks to U.S. Army soldiers while administering the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (GAFPB) fitness test. The GAFPB is a decoration of Bundeswehr, the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Germany, and can be awarded to all German and allied service members of any rank.
RMRABBBW–THIS LADY IS SITTING AT HER DESK SIGNING PAPERS.
RMRAEKX7–Major General Kurt Sonntag, left, Commander, U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, (USAJFKSWCS) stands beside Sgt. 1st Class Erik Kingsley, prior to awarding him the U.S. Army Soldier’s Medal during a ceremony at Kennedy Hall, on the SWCS campus, Dec. 13, 2018. Sergeant 1st Class Kingsley was awarded the medal for rescuing an unconcious man from a vehicle engulfed in flames; the Soldier’s Medal is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces who distinguishes themselves by heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy.
RMRAD2X3–GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – A UH-60A/L Blackhawk helicopter from C Company, 1-214th General Support Aviation Battalion flies above the tents and vehicles of the 67th Forward Surgical Team, Jan. 10, 2017.
RMRAD46D–U.S. Air Force Combat Camera Airmen fire M9 pistols during weapons and tactics training at United States Army Training Center Fort Jackson, S. C., Jan. 26, 2017. Exercise Scorpion Lens is an annual Ability To Survive and Operate training exercise mandated by Air Force Combat Camera job qualification standards. Held at the United States Army Training Center Fort Jackson, S. C., and the McCrady Training Center, Eastover, S.C. the exercise’s purpose is to provide refresher training to combat camera personnel. Individuals are instructed in the areas of combat tactics, photography, videography and
RMRAEJT3–PANAMA CITY, FL -- (Dec. 12, 2018) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson presents the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation medal to Lt. j.g. Nicole Stegall for meritorious service while serving as the emergency operations manager for Naval Support Activity Panama City during Hurricane Michael. The devastating category 4 hurricane struck Panama City, October 10, 2018 destroying homes, businesses and infrastructure throughout the area. NSA PC is the home of joint military diving for all services and allied nations and is a leader in research and development, manned/unmanned test and ev
RMRAD10F–U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade qualify with their M4 carbine rifles during exercise Lipizzaner III in Bac, Slovenia, on Jan. 23, 2017. Lipizzaner is a combined squad-level training exercise in preparation for platoon evaluation, and to validate battalion-level deployment procedures.
RMRACAT0–The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps Third United States Army Infantry (The Old Guard) participate in the inaugural parade of 45th President Donald J. Trump. More than 5,000 military members from across all branches of the armed forces of the United States, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support and Defense Support of Civil Authorities during the inaugural period.
RMRADFKH–Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin, Commanding General, Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Operation Inherent Resolve and the 1st Infantry Division, visits a Coalition and Iraqi forces' Joint Operations Center at Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, Jan. 26, 2017. Coalition and partner forces occupied Qayyarah West Airfield to provide a staging base for the ISF as they conduct operations to retake Mosul from ISIL. CJFLCC is part of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, the global Coalition to defeat ISIL in Iraq and Syria.
RMRADD5P–SEA OF JAPAN (Jan. 31, 2017) Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) stand watch on the starboard bridge during sea and anchor maneuvers. McCampbell is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
RMRAEKDP–Master Sgt. Anthony Walter, 128th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, conducts air refueling operations with an U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet Dec. 12, 2018, over the Pacific Ocean as part of a routine Sentry Aloha exercise. The KC-135 Stratotanker offloaded 26,000 pounds of fuel to the visiting Hornets, from China Lake, during the training sortie.
RMRAD40Y–SFC Nichols Turner, 1st Battalion 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss Texas bio-metrically scans a resident during a supply delivery to Parwan Province, Afghanistan. Transfer of authority from Task Force Tiger to Task Force Spartan will occur in the coming months.
RMRAEM64–ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 14, 2018) – A rolling airframe missile (RAM) launches from the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). Fort McHenry is making a scheduled deployment as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Readiness Group to the Navy's Europe and the Middle East areas of responsibility supporting maritime security operations.
RMRAD6PN–U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Lisa Kirk, commander of the 145th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS), speaks after assuming command of the 145th LRS about her commitment to excellence and dedication to the unit during a change of command ceremony held at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Jan. 29, 2017. Kirk thanks family and friends for their support and addresses her returning unit, LRS, commending them and expressing her excitement with the upcoming mission change from C-130 Hercules to C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.
RMRACFA8–ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 24, 2017) Sgt. Carrie Falls looks through books in the library aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is underway conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group in preparation for an upcoming deployment.
RMRAD4Y3–Under the supervision of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan V. West, right, safety officer, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Haywood L. Manciel fires an M9 pistol at pop-up targets during a weapons qualification session on the Combat Pistol Qualification Course at the Oberdachstetten Range Complex in Bavaria, Germany, Jan. 10, 2017. Both Soldiers are assigned to the 527th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach.
RMRADFM4–Norwegian trainers instruct Peshmerga solders on proper squad movements at Bnaslawa, Iraq, Jan. 30, 2017. Norway is one of over 60 coalition partners who are part of the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve building partner capacity mission dedicated to training Iraqi security forces. Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve is the global Coalition to defeat ISIL in Iraq and Syria.
RMRAECRW–U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171 set up elements of a forward operating base during exercise Kamoshika Wrath 17-1 at Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Maneuver Area, Haramura Higashihiroshima, Japan, Jan. 22, 2017. The Marines worked through inclement weather conditions and a short timeline to build a 96-foot by 96-foot vertical takeoff and landing pad. The exercise is a biannual, unit-level training exercise that is primarily focused on establishing a forward operating base and providing airfield operation services. MWSS-171 trains throughout the year completing exer
RMRABBHG–U.S. Army Spc. Triston Plumley, right, and Spc. Andrew Tagalicod, left, both Military Police, 42nd Military Police Brigade, stands guard at the entrance to the rotational unit bivouac area of the National Training Center, Ft. Irwin, CA., Jan. 10, 2017. The National Training Center conducts tough, realistic, Unified Land Operations with our United Action Partners to prepare Brigade Combat Teams and other units for combat while taking care of Soldiers, Civilians, and Family members.
RMRAEGT7–FORT BENNING, Ga. — A competitive junior marksman competes during the small-bore match, contested for the first time ever, at the 2017 U.S. Army National Junior Air Rifle Championship Jan. 27-29. Approximately 150 junior marksmen competed in the three-day event at the Pool International Indoor Range Complex, hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit. The U.S. Army is sponsoring this youth national championship to promote the development of rifle marksmanship skills among American youth and to recognize those who respond to this challenge.
RMRABF8C–U.S. Army Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, out of Fort Wainwright, AK prepare an FGM-148 Javelin and and M4 Carbine at the National Training Center on Ft. Irwin, CA., Jan. 15, 2017. 1st SBCT conducts annual training to develop Soldier readiness and resilience, while remaining prepared to deploy and conduct decisive action worldwide at any time.
RMRAD9E7–SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii- Staff Sgt. Michael Walker (left) and Spc. Tyler Robertson (right), team members with the 65th Ordnance Disposal Company (EOD), 303rd Ordnance Disposal Battalion (EOD), 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, help a soldier of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force into a bomb suit during a subject matter expert exchange held Jan. 25-26, here.
RMRAEHRA–The 58th Presidential Inauguration parade for President Donald J. Trump in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. More than 5,000 military members from across all branches of the armed forces of the United States, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support and Defense Support of Civil Authorities during the inaugural period.
RMRAEK8N–The new Marines of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, reunite with their loved ones during Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 13, 2018. After nearly thirteen weeks of training, the Marines of Echo Company will officially graduate from recruit training tomorrow.
RMRAC6PR–Two T-38 Talons with the 2nd Fighter Training Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., fly over the Gulf of Mexico en route to a routine training mission, Jan. 13, 2017. The 2nd FTS, American Beagles, is one of only '2' U.S Air Force T-38 Talon adversary squadrons, and is tasked to provide air-to-air threat replication in support of F-22 Raptor combat and formal training squadrons.
RMRAD6FF–U.S. Army paratroopers from 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, inspect targets after detonation at the Urban Breaching Range at Foce Reno Italian training area, Ravenna, Italy, Jan 24, 2017. (
RMRAEJ5W–Seaman Conte maintains a lookout aboard the Pride of the Pacific...USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC 722) in January 2017 during an Alaska patrol. After 48 years of service, today they returned to Honolulu from their final patrol. Morgenthau was commissioned in 1969 and will be decommissioned in April. 'It's amazing to think of how many shipmates have stood up here as a lookout over the past nearly 50 years ensuring the safety of the ship through snow, wind and heat. It is a great privilege to be one of the last.' - SN Conte
RMRAEHKN–The 58th Presidential Inauguration parade for President Donald J. Trump in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. More than 5,000 military members from across all branches of the armed forces of the United States, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support and Defense Support of Civil Authorities during the inaugural period.
RMRAEN3D–FORT BLISS, Texas – Brig. Gen. Dustin A. Schultz, commanding general of the 1st Mission Support Command, Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, toured with Army Reserve Soldiers and civilians of the 210th Regional Support Group/Mobilization and Deployment – Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security throughout the installation here Dec. 14, 2018. 210th RSG Soldiers and other MaD Brigade/DPTMS personnel informed and demonstrated to Shultz their processes, operations, and overall accomplishments in their eight months during their mobilization here. Afterward, 210th RSG Soldiers held a town h
RMRAD87G–JACKSONVILLE, Fla (Jan. 26, 2017) Aviation Electrician’s Mate Seaman Lougene Caluag, assigned to Patrol Squadron Two Six (VP-26), Tridents, performs an external preflight of a P-8A Poseidon aircraft. VP-26 Is currently getting ready to deploy to Japan in support of the Commander,7th Fleet maritime patrol and reconnaissance mission.
RMRACA9A–The Director of the Army National Guard, Lieutenant General Tim Kadavy visited the Soldiers at Camp McGregor, New Mexico on January 19,2017. The purpose of his visit was to see the training the National Guard hosts on the installation and to make sure that the Soldiers are ready for the deployment. LG Kadavy said he was “impressed with the operations and 1-53 Infantry Regiment looked well trained with quality leaders”.
RMRAD964–U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2), conduct a ski exercise during a month-long Deployment for Training (DFT), at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MCMWTC), Bridgeport, CA., Jan. 15, 2017. The Marines of 2/2 participated in month-long DFT at MCMWTC to prepare them for the challenges of operating in cold and mountainous environments.
RMRAEJMK–U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Robert F. Hedelund, the II Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general, receives information about his donation during the Armed Services blood drive on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 12, 2018. The blood donated will be used at military installations as well as naval vessels and stored for service members and veterans.
RMRAC9AY–U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Eric Jones, boom operator assigned to the 134th Air Refueling Wing, Tennessee Air National Guard, refuels 13th and 14th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon’s over Northern Japan, Jan. 18, 2017. Boom operators refuel various types of aircraft in midair, extending the amount of time spent on training or combat missions.
RMRABC23–ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 13, 2017) – Machinery Repairman 2nd Class Tim Grover, a native of Hillsboro, Oregon, removes a bolt for cleaning from the cutter in the Machine Shop aboard the Wasp-class multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is underway conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group in preparation for an upcoming deployment.
RMRADFA8–A student pilot assigned to the 149th Fighter Wing checks the controls of an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a pre-flight inspection at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Feb. 1, 2017. The 149th FW's primary federal mission is to train pilots to operate and fly the F-16.
RMRADB45–U.S. Air Force maintenance technicians assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., communicate with a B-2 Spirit pilot during pre-flight checks prior to a local training mission at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam Jan. 12, 2017. Close to 200 Airmen from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., and Barksdale Air Force Base, La., deployed to Andersen AFB, in support of U.S. Strategic Command Bomber and Deterrence missions. USSTRATCOM bomber missions familiarize aircrew with airbases and operations in different Geographic Combatant Commands.
RMRAD9EY–U.S. Army Gen. Robert B. Brown, commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific, arrives at Fort Irwin, Calif., aboard a UH-60 Black Hawk during a Deployment For Training exercise (DFT) led by Marines with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division (2d MARDIV), Jan. 19, 2017. DFT is an exercise aimed at promoting proficiency and operational readiness.
RMRAC82A–U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Chambers, left, U.S. Army Element South Troop Command Alpha Company emergency response team senior enlisted leader, and Army Pfc. Lewis Warren, U.S. AESTC Bravo Company detection team leader, instruct a classroom of military medical personnel on how to properly put on personal protective equipment during a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense class at the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Va., Jan. 13, 2017. The CBRN training portion of the day allowed instructors to answer any questions, give a thorough walkthrough of how to put o
RMRAEBKY–Soldiers with the 181st Multi-Functional Training Brigade participate in a skiing training session Jan. 27, 2017, at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area as part of the Cold-Weather Operations Course at Fort McCoy. The Cold-Weather Operations Course is the first of its kind coordinated by the Directorate of Plans, Mobilization, Training and Security, or DPTMS. It included participation by 11 Soldiers with the 181st and is taught by two instructors contracted to support DPTMS.
RMRAAJ76–Members of the media view a casualty response demonstration by members of the 79th Medical Wing during media day at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Jan. 13, 2017. The media day served as a means for local and national media members to interview subject matter experts and view demonstrations by teams who are preparing for the 58th Presidential Inauguration.
RMRAECHK–Royal Canadian Air Force weapons systems specialists from the 401st Tactical Fighter Squadron attach a training weapon to a CF-18 Hornet at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 31, 2017. The Combat Archer and Combat Hammer exercises marked the first time that the 401st TFS deployed a detachment of personnel since fall 2015.
RMRAC6N2–Bill Caskin (left) and Jeff Cheek, 78th Civil Engineering industrial mechanical controls mechanics, repair a fire signal transmitter on an antennae outside Bldg. 270. The transmitter sends signals to first responders on base that help pinpoint problem areas in the event of an emergency.
RMRACBG5–The Strutters dance team from Texas State University salutes the presidential review stand during the 58th Presidential Inauguration Parade in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20. The parade route stretched approximately 1.5 miles along Pennsylvania Avenue from the U.S. Capitol to the White House.
RMRAD3RR–U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 360th Civil Affairs Brigade and other supporting units wait to jump from a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster for a mass tactical Airborne jump for Operation Anvil in North Air Force Auxiliary Base, North, South Carolina, Jan. 26, 2017. The 360th Civil Affairs Brigade hosts Operation Anvil so jumpmasters can perform duties and jumpers can maintain currency for jump status.
RMRADB1M–A yoga class is held in the Shellbank Fitness Center’s multipurpose exercise room at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Jan. 26, 2017. The room has reopened with new flooring and hosts fitness classes including yoga, step aerobics, stretch and tone, Zumba and body sculpting. When scheduled classes are not in session, the room is open to people who want to workout, however free weights and jump ropes are not allowed.
RMRAEFRT–President Donald J. Trump, Department of Defense members, and civilians participate the Salute to Our Armed Services Ball at the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. The event, one of three official balls held in celebration of the 58th Presidential Inauguration, paid tribute to members of all branches of the armed forces of the United States, as well as first responders and emergency personnel.
RMRAD314–FORT IRWIN, Calif. — An Assassin Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Trooper clears a building during an air assault mission into Fuldez, in the National Training Center, Jan. 25, 2017. The purpose of this mission was to demonstrate the troop’s ability to carry out complex attacks while enhancing the units understanding of aviation capabilities.
RMRABB70–Airmen receive a simulated critical care patient from a transport vehicle during an exercise at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Jan. 11, 2017. Patients who are in critical status are accompanied by critical care air transportation teams who ride and fly with them until they reach their destination.
RMRACC6W–President Donald J. Trump dances with U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class as First Lady Melania Trump dances with U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jose A. Medina during the Salute to Our Armed Services Ball at the National Museum, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. The event, one of the three official balls held in celebration of the 58th Presidential Inauguration, paid tribute to members of all branches of the armed forces of the United States, as well as first responders and emergency personnel.
RMRAD8AT–Tech. Sgt. Brian Evancho, 440th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron, C-130 maintenance advisor, a reservist assigned to Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, reviews training with Afghan Air Force counterparts at Kabul Air Wing, Afghanistan, Jan. 18, 2017. On Jan. 11, 2017, a group of 44 AAF C-130H maintainers were the first in-country trained to graduate and receive their level three certification. The maintenance graduates were trained locally by Total Force Airmen assigned to Youngstown ARS, Ohio, and Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga.
RMRAC6WJ–Air Commandos and families attend the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Change of Command ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 12, 2017. Maj. Bryan Hogan took command of the 801st SOAMXS from outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Philip Broyles. The 801st SOAMXS performs maintenance on CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to ensure they are ready to execute global special operations.
RMRAD66R–GULF OF OMAN (Jan. 27, 2017) Sailors, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67), come alongside an Iranian-flagged dhow in response to a distress call. Sailors provided the mariners on the dhow with fuel. Cole is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.
RMRABBTF–ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 13, 2017) –Lance Corporal Matthew Moser and Corporal Kendall Peterson assigned to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2, troubleshoot a RQ-21A drone onboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19). Mesa Verde is underway conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group in preparation for an upcoming deployment.
RMRABBYP–(right) U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Timothy McGuire, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Europe, speaks (left) Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, dignitaries, and U.S. and Polish Soldiers during an informal dinner on Safe Poland Day in the Crystal Palace in Zagan, Poland, January 14, 2017. U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, recently arrived in Poland, marking the start of back-to-back rotations of armored brigades in Europe as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Vehicles and equipment, totaling more than 2,700 pieces, are being shipped to Poland fo
RMRADATN–Mr. Kevin Greene, center, Staff Operations and Training Officer, 85th Support Command, discusses various pots of training funds during the 85th Support Command’s four-day Fund Manager training brief at the command headquarters, Jan. 30 – Feb. 2, 2017. The training focused on understanding G8 processes and operations with the intent of integrating newly assigned Fund Managers and taking the training back to Army Reserve battalions assigned to First Army brigades. Several topics discussed across the four-day period included funding guidance, WBPAC, spend plans, phase plans, FM overview, Defense
RMRADCEH–Staff Sgt. Monique Chamberland, 86th Dental Squadron dental lab technician, refines the occlusal contacts on a hard night guard at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Jan. 11, 2017. Despite being the only one in the U.S. European Command, the area dental lab is 1-of-10 certified dental labs in the Department of Defense and has a deployment rate of 98.6 percent, which is 3 1/2 percent above Air Force standard.
RMRAEC8Y–A U.S. Soldier assigned to 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, throws obscuration during Decisive Action Rotation 17-03 at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., Jan. 25, 2017. Decisive Action Rotations at the National Training Center ensure units remain versatile, responsive, and consistently available for current and future contingencies.
RMRABG41–A maintainer assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing conducts preflight checks on an F-35A Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, during Red Flag 17-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 24, 2017. The F-35A is one of two U.S. Air Force fifth generation multi-role fighter aircraft participating in 17-1.
RMRAEB8P–Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, escort a mock detainee and provide security during a Realistic Urban Training Exercise (RUTEX) at the Tanguisson Power Plant, Dededo, Guam, Jan. 30, 2017. RUTEX is part of MRF’s pre-deployment training before an upcoming deployment with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. As the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed unit, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's air-ground-logistics team provides a flexible force, ready to perform a wide range of military operations, from limited combat to humanitarian assistance operatio
RMRAC9DF–Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Topping, Task Force Crowd Command Sgt. Maj. instructs guardsmen being sworn in as D.C. Special Police for Presidential Inauguration Jan. 19, 2017. The Florida National Guard sent approximately 340 Soldiers and Airmen to support the U.S. Park Police in Task Force Crowd.
RMRADABA–Students in the Swedish Basic Winter Warfare use cross-country skis to engage targets during the field training exercise in Avidsjaur, Sweden, Jan. 30, 2016. U.S. Marines participated in the multi-national training that focused on winter-weather survival and ability to perform infantry operations and lead small units in cold-weather conditions.
RMRAD9D0–Comoros Coast Guardsmen conduct an initial room clearing assessment during exercise Cutlass Express 2017 at Port Louis, Mauritius, Feb.1, 2017. Exercise Cutlass Express 2017, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command and conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, is designed to assess and improve combined maritime law enforcement capacity and promote national and regional security in East Africa.
RMRACEF4–VILLEFRANCHE SUR MER, France (Jan. 19, 2017) Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, Vice Adm. Christopher Grady speaks during a welcome reception to enhance U.S.-France relations and participate in commemorative events honoring 50th anniversary of the years during the 1950's and 1960's during which the U.S. 6th Fleet was based in Villefranche sur Mer, France. U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with joint, allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe a
RMRAEECD–U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Milley and Brig. Gen. Randy A. George during a promotion ceremony in the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Jan. 12, 2017.
RMRABF0D–ASHINGTON, DC (Jan. 20, 2017) The armed forces color guard marches down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. in support of the 58th presidential inauguration.
RMRAD36X–Members of teams Alpha and Charlie load magazines as part of exercise Scorpion Lens at Ft Jackson, S.C., Jan 26, 2017. Exercise Scorpion Lens is an annual Ability To Survive and Operate training exercise mandated by Air Force Combat Camera job qualification standards. Held at the United States Army Training Center Fort Jackson, S. C., and the McCrady Training Center, Eastover, S.C. the exercise’s purpose is to provide refresher training to combat camera personnel. Individuals are instructed in the areas of combat tactics, photography, videography and on procedures inherent to support combat ca
RMRAD264–Maj. Gen. Laurie Hummel, the adjutant general, Alaska National Guard, signs the National Guard Arctic Interest Council charter symbolizing a pledge for support to the council at the Inupiat Heritage Center in Utiqiagvik, Alaska, Jan. 25, 2017. Representatives of the NG AIC who attended the 2017 National Guard Arctic Summit took place in the signing. A future finalized agreement between National Guard Bureau and adjutants general of Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyo
RMRAAJCF–Staff Sgt. Bryan Nelson, 802nd Security Forces Squadron training NCO and Air Force wounded warrior, participated in the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Warrior Care event Jan. 9-13 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. It was Nelson’s first time taking part in a wounded warrior event, and he hopes to use it as a stepping stone to compete in the Invictus Games or the Department of Defense Warrior Games.
RMRACDX8–PEARL HARBOR (Jan. 23, 2017) Rear Adm. John V. Fuller, commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group, Middle Pacific, (right), briefs Vice Adm. Dixon R. Smith, commander, Navy Installations Command, (middle), on past, present and future potential improvements to structures around JBPHH during a tour at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. During the tour, Smith observed various facilities that support the installation's mission.
RMRABJA9–Senior Airman Logan Wittman (Left), 60th Aerial Port Squadron and Col. Thomas C. Pauly (Right), 60th Air Mobility Wing vice commander, teamed up to conduct maintenance with fleet services at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 27, 2017 as part of the Works with Airmen Program. Wittman walked Pauly through the process of properly servicing an Air Transportable Galley Lavatory and removing waste from a C-5M Super Galaxy. The Works with Airmen program is designed to allow wing leadership the opportunity to shadow junior enlisted Airmen and receive firsthand experience on how the Airman’s duties a
RMRABBDB–TWO MEN ARE HAVING A CONVERSATION AND GOING OVER SOME NOTES.
RMRAAJNR–U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. William Radebaugh, non-lethal weapons instructor, teaches U.S. Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, and Japanese Security Guards how to use the Mossberg 12 Gage Shotgun during a Non-Lethal Weapons Instructor Course aboard Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 17, 2017. The course teaches personnel the proper techniques in conducting taser training, oleoresin capsaicin exposure, and riot control team tactics.
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