RMPXM1NH–An Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagle, assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing, returns to Nellis Air Force, Nev., after an afternoon sortie, June 8, 2017. Over 120 Oregon Air Guardsmen are supporting the Weapons Instructor Course during their three-week duty assignment.
RMPXM8M1–U.S. Air Force airmen from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 108th Wing grade targets during a German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency test at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 13, 2017. The test included an 1x10-meter sprint, flex arm hang, 1,000 meter run, 100 meter swim in Military Uniform, marksmanship, and a timed foot march.
RMPXM9T5–Staff Sgt. Jen Koenig serves cake to Brig. Gen. Raymond Shields, commander of the New York Army National Guard during Army Birthday ceremonies at New York National Guard Headquarters in Latham, N.Y. on June 17,2017. New York Army National Guard members celebrated the 242nd Birthday of the United States Army.
RMPXKY1C–U.S. Army Paratrooper, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conducts a radio check during airborne operations at Juliet Drop Zone in Pordenone, Italy, June 8, 2017. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army Contingency Response Force in Europe, capable of projecting ready forces anywhere in the U.S. European, Africa or Central Commands areas of responsibility within 18 hours.
RMPXMRE7–U.S. Sailors and Israeli Soldiers train together in an exercise which involved fast-roping out of a Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey aircraft. This training helps prepare multinational service members for situations in which they may be required to exit aircraft or buildings by sliding down a rope. This exercise took place in the Boeblingen Local Training Area, Boeblingen, Germany, 08 June, 2017.
RMPXKP88–242nd Army Birthday Cake Cutting Ceremony
RMPXMMHN–Marines with 2nd Combat Engineers Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, assemble and operate an AN/PRC-150 manpack multi-band radio during the SAPPER Squad Competition held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., from June 12 to 16, 2017. Marines from 1st, 2nd and 4th Combat Engineers Battalion and 3rd Combat Assault Battalion competed against each other for a week to test their strengths within their occupational field. The competition is designed to test and determine the top squad within the combat engineer community and build comradery between the different units.
RMPXKW4W–Colorado National Guard Airman of the Fatality Search and Rescue Team, practice cutting through concrete for a simulated collapsed structure exercise in Lakewood, Colo., June 3, 2017. The CONG Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Enhanced Response Force Package team of more than 100 CONG Soldiers/Airman, First Responders, evaluators, and role-players, in conjunction with the West Metro Fire District, participated in this major emergency response exercise involving simulated exposure to contaminated environments, collapsed structures and medical triage, giving CONG members the most re
RMPXNTP4–Soldiers wait to have their photo taken with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey, right, after a town hall at Fort Irwin, Calif., June 8, 2017. Dailey, who has an outgoing and approachable personality, makes it a priority to meet with Soldiers and hear their concerns wherever he goes.
RMPXKAX9–U.S. soldiers prepare C-4 to be attached to a beam at the Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Bemowo Piskie, in Poland, on June 7, 2017. Saber Strike 17 is a U.S. Army Europe-led multinational combined forces exercise conducted annually to enhance the NATO alliance throughout the Baltic region and Poland. This year's exercise includes integrated and synchronized deterrence oriented training designed to improve interoperability and readiness of the 20 participating nations' militaries.
RMPXK62J–From left, Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, retired Maj. Gen. Arnold Panaro, Margaret B. Davis, president of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF), and retired Lt. Gen. George J. Trautman III, chairman of the MCSF, pose for a photo during the MCSF Celebration Gala at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C., June 3, 2017. The MCSF provides financial aid to military children attending post-high school, undergraduate, and career technical education programs.
RMPXM7NX–Sgt. Maj. Harry Bennett of the U.S. Army Reserve operations, plans and training poses with noncommissioned officer Warriors during a no-host social at the 2017 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, N.C. June 12. This year’s Best Warrior Competition will determine the top noncommissioned officer and junior enlisted Soldier who will represent the U.S. Army Reserve in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition later this year at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.
RMPXK8X8–Capt. Chris Carr, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, taxis in a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 6, 2017. BALTOPS is an annually recurring multinational exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, as well as demonstrate resolve of allied and partner forces to defend the Baltic region. Participating nations include Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
RMPXNPP5–U.S. Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Law accepts the colors from Brig. Gen. Daniel J. Christian, commander, 412th Theater Engineer Command, during a change of responsibility ceremony at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, Miss., June 10, 2017. Law takes over the Command’s top enlisted position from Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Castelveter who retires after more than 35 years of honorable service.
RMPXKARB–A U.S. Marine with 4th tank Battalion holds a round before a range aboard Camp Adazi, Latvia, June 4, 2017. The tank range is a part of the multinational exercise Saber Strike 17, supporting stability in the region and building relationships with NATO Allies and partner nations.
RMPXM0AC–Hungarian soldiers of 3rd Bercsenyi Miklos Infantry Battalion brief mission details while conducting base defense operations during Exercise Combined Resolve VIII at the Hohenfels Training Area, Hohenfels, Germany, June 8, 2017. Exercise Combined Resolve VIII is a multinational exercise designed to train the Army’s Regionally Allocated Forces to the U.S. European Command. Combined Resolve VIII will include more than 3,400 participants from 10 nations. The goal of the exercise is to prepare forces in Europe to operate together to promote stability and security in the region.
RMPXNW0R–U.S. Army members of the nursing team from Tripler Army Medical Center demonstrate how to apply a tourniquet to Mongolian Armed Forces nurses June 6 at the Military Medical Center in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, as part of a Nursing and Medical Logistics Subject Matter Expert Exchange between the two partner nations.
RMPXMFC8–YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 9, 2017) - Rear Adm. Marc H. Dalton, Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, and Capt. Matthew Paradise, U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Commanding Officer, salute as the color guard renders honors during the national anthem for the ship's change of command ceremony. The ceremony is a time-honored tradition, designated to ensure only authorized officers hold command and that all aboard are aware of its authenticity.
RMPXKTXR–Lt. Col. Heidi Gibson, 407th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron commander, poses for a photo June 7, 2017, at the 407th Air Expeditionary Group in Southwest Asia. Gibson enlisted in the California Air National Guard in 1986 then later commissioned. She has had success in her civilian and military career, holding the titles of principal in her very own architecture firm and field grade officer with the Air National Guard as the 163rd Civil Engineer Squadron commander at March Air Reserve Base, Calif.
RMPXM8HK–NORFOLK, Va. (June 13, 2017) Sailors offload equipment from the fight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). Ike is pier side during the sustainment phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP).
RMPXNYNP–NC National Guard Soldiers of the 514th Military Police Company conduct critical infrastructure security operations with local law enforcement during Operation Vigilant Catamount at Fontana Dam, NC, Jun 12, 2017. Operation Vigilant Catamount is a regional domestic operations and homeland security/ defense exercise with multiple missions across the western NC.
RMPXM31J–Marines with Utilities Platoon, Marine Wing Support Squadron 473, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, inspect one of the filtration pumps of a tactical water purification system, June 4, 2017. The Marines used the TWPS to provide over 2,000 gallons of clean drinking water in the first 24 hours of use to Marines at a forward arming and refueling point at Armed Forces Base Cold Lake during exercise Maple Flag 50.
RMPXNPEC–Sailors, civilians and their families from Naval Support Activity Bethesda (NSAB) gathered June 17 to come together as an organization and build camaraderie. The event was NSAB's first command picnic.
RMPXKA6M–U.S. Marine Corps Rct. Yosellyn Ortiz with Platoon 4029, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, executes basic fighting movements during Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) training at Leatherneck Square on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., June 6, 2017. Recruits are taught MCMAP tan belt techniques throughout recruit training.
RMPXM6AC–A member of the Black Daggers, the official U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team, performs aerial stunts during Scott Air Force Base 2017 Air Show and Open House June 10, which celebrates the base’s 100th anniversary. The black daggers use the military variant of the ram-air parachute, which is a flexible-wing glider. This allows a free-fall parachutist the ability to jump with more than 100 pounds of additional equipment.
RMPXNP0N–7 PACIFIC OCEAN (June 11, 2017) Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Christopher Briggs, from Gainesville, Fla., punches holes into a piece of leather to make a sheath during holiday routine aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59). Princeton is currently underway as part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group on a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.
RMPXMHKR–PHILIPPINE SEA (June 16, 2017) Capt. Larry McCullen, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), observes the replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), from the bride wing during a replenishment-at-sea. Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to serve as a forward-capability for any type of contingency.
RMPXM10C–Spectators tour a static display during the Wings Over Whiteman air show at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 10, 2017. The event featured performances by the Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team, the U.S. Army Golden Knights, the 442d Fighter Wing’s A-10 Thunderbolt II, and more. Attendees also had the opportunity to attend various static displays and ground events.
RMPXMCM2–U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Shane Johnson (right) and Staff Sgt. Brandon Griffin stand with North Carolina Army National Guard Military Police to hold back mock rioters for a Vigilant Catamount simulation at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee North Carolina, June 13, 2017. Vigilant Catamount is a mulitday, multi-agency training exercise ending with simulated riot at Western Carolina University, involving Army National Guard Military police and the 145th Airlift Wing Security Forces.
RMPXM9BG–Graduates and their guests bow their heads as the closing prayer is given during the Commanding General’s 22nd Annual Off-Duty Education Graduation Ceremony, Base Theater, Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 2, 2017. The graduation ceremony recognized those who completed programs of study during the 2016-2017 academic year while serving in the United States Armed Forces or working full-time jobs.
RMPXKM85–U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ryan Green, 1st Combat Camera Squadron, combat broadcaster, captures video of distinguished visitors touring the main operating base for Turbo Distribution 17-2 at Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Michigan, on June 9, 2017. Turbo Distribution 17-2 is a U.S. Transportation Command exercise designed to assess the Joint Task Force-Port Opening’s ability to deliver and distribute cargo during humanitarian and disaster relief operations.
RMPXMGPH–Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein speaks with military training instructors after a basic military training graduation June 16, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Goldfein toured various JBSA-Lackland facilities and met many 37th Training Wing Airmen during his two-day visit. Every enlisted Airmen begins their Air Force career at basic military training. JBSA-Lackland is often referred to as the 'Gateway to the Air Force,' graduating about 39,000 Airmen annually. BMT is one of the missions of the 37th Training Wing, the largest training wing in the United States Air Fo
RMPXMARR–Chief Master Sgt. Brian Wong, Fourth Air Force command chief, speaks to the men and women of Fourth Air Force during his retirement ceremony, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, June 12, 2017. As the command chief, Wong was responsible for advising the commander on the health, welfare, morale, and discipline for all enlisted personnel within Fourth Air Force. Wong retired after 35 years of service.
RMPXM03T–2 NORFOLK, Va. (June 9, 2017)- Senior Chief Engineman Christopher Bramlett, assigned to the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), is covered by Master Chief Machinist’s Mate Jeremy Douglas during a senior chief petty officer pinning ceremony aboard Ford. Ford had 15 chief petty officers selected to the rank of senior chief petty officer June 1.
RMPXKY98–Tech. Sgt. Michelle Tharpe, 507th Air Refueling Wing chaplain assistant, retires June 4, 2017, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., after 27 years of service. Tharpe joined the 507th ARW as a Reservist four years into her career and worked as a personnel specialist and chaplain assistant.
RMPXM3WK–Gunnery Sgt. Justin A. Hauser, enlisted conductor of Marine Corps Band New Orleans, talks with Alex Ficquette, the Rockefeller plaza producer, during the airing of NBC’s Today Show at Rockefeller Center in New York, June 12, 2017. Hauser spoke about the numerous concerts the band is scheduled to perform June 14-16 to celebrate the closing of the yearlong Marine Corps Reserve Centennial celebration.
RMPXK814–BANGOR, Wash. (June 05, 2017) Rear Adm. John Tammen, commander, Submarine Group 9, delivers remarks during a ribbon cutting ceremony for Trident Training Facility Bangor’s new Submarine Bridge Trainer (SBT). The SBT gives submarine bridge team members the ability to navigate, pilot and moor the boat to and from a pier, while interacting with a complex visual and auditory environment, with all of the relevant ship sensors and systems.
RMPXKREB–A Lithuanian ambulance and its Crew of 3 Lithuanian Medics stand ready to recieve simulated and real-life casulties, during the 3-day simulated training exercise in Pabrade, Lithuania, during exercise Iron Wolf, Saber Strike '17. Exercise Saber Strike is a US Army Europe-led theater exercise designed to enhance interoperability between NATO forces and key regional partners.
RMPXK8D0–Spc. Anthony Williams and Private 1st Class Elijah Simmons, assigned to Company A, 106th Support Battalion, Mississippi Army National Guard, prepare to move a container during training June 5, 2017, at the National Training Center. (Mississippi
RMPXMN43–BOSTON (Jun 16, 2017) U.S. Navy Band Northeast performs during a ceramony aboard USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) for the parade of sails during Sail Boston 2017. USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) and more than 50 Tall Ships from around the world are participating in Sail Boston 2017, a five-day maritime festival in the Boston Harbor. The event gives Bostonians an opportunity to see firsthand the latest capabilities of today's sea services, as well as experience maritime history - both past and present.
RMPXM65N–U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and coalition partners assigned to the 407th Air Expeditionary Group prepare more than 5,000 pieces of unserviceable 30mm rounds and aircraft decoy flares for a coordinated detonation at the bomb range in Southwest Asia on June 6, 2017. Explosive ordnance disposal technicians are charged with locating, identifying, disarming, neutralizing, recovering, and disposing of hazardous explosives; conventional, chemical, biological, incendiary, and nuclear ordnance; and criminal or terrorist devices.
RMPXKD41–ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 7, 2017) Sailors scrub Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) in the hangar bay aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp is currently involved with sea trials in preparation for their upcoming homeport shift to Sasebo, Japan where they are slated to relieve the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
RMPXKBG2–PORTLAND, Ore. (June 7, 2017) The Kingston-class coastal defense vessel HMCS Edmonton (MM 703) arrives at the Portland riverfront for Rose Festival Fleet Week. The festival and Portland Fleet Week are a celebration of the sea services with Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guard members from the U.S. and Canada making the city a port of call.
RMPXM3XE–North Carolina Army National Guard soldiers from the 130th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade’s 105th Military Police Battalion secure the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute during Operation Vigilant Catamount June 11, in Rosman, N.C. Catamount is a five-day long exercise designed to give the NCARNG and local emergency services a chance to practice working together during realistic scenarios like evacuations, civil disturbances, and area security.
RMPXKAPN–Hungarian soldiers of 2nd company, 3rd Bercsenyi Miklos Infantry Battalion provide first aid to simulated casualties while conducting a react to contact scenario during Exercise Combined Resolve VIII at the Hohenfels Training Area, Hohenfels, Germany, June 5, 2017. Exercise Combined Resolve VIII is a multinational exercise designed to train the Army’s Regionally Allocated Forces to the U.S. European Command. Combined Resolve VIII will include more than 3,400 participants from 10 nations. The goal of the exercise is to prepare forces in Europe to operate together to promote stability and securi
RMPXMDYK–ADAZI, Latvia-Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve and Black Sea Rotational Force 17.1 join international military forces as they retire the colors of their respective countries during the closing ceremony at Adazi Military Base, Latvia, for Exercise Saber Strike 17, June 15, 2017. Exercise Saber Strike 17 is an annual combined-joint exercise conducted at various locations throughout the Baltic region and Poland. The combined training prepares NATO Allies and partners to effectively respond to regional crises and to meet their own security needs by strengthening their borders and coun
RMPXMR07–Sokkol, a military working dog of the 549th Military Working Dog detachment from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, patiently waits to deliver a baseball for the first pitch at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage, Alaska, June 16, 2017. The Anchorage Bucs faced off against the Peninsula Oilers for a doubleheader as part of a military appreciation event.
RMPXKYM8–Battle Group Poland U.S. Soldiers conduct sling load training with 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's CH-47 helicopters at Rostki Helipad near the Bemowo Piskie Training Area June 7 during Saber Strike 17. Saber Strike 17 is a U.S. Army Europe-led multinational combined forces exercise conducted annually to enhance the NATO alliance throughout the Baltic region and Poland. This year’s exercise includes integrated and synchronized deterrence-oriented training designed to improve interoperability and readiness of the 20 participating nations’ militaries.
RMPXKAW5–Maj. Gen. Richard Scobee, Air Force Reserve Command vice commander, and Col. Kurt Gallegos, the former 944th Fighter Wing commander, pose with Gallegos’ retirement certificate June 3 during the retirement ceremony at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
RMPXM09C–Maj. Michael Siriani, acting executive officer of the 213th Regional Support Group, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, instructs the staff on the course of action analysis section of the military decision making process during the unit's annual training at Fort Indiantown Gap June 9, 2017.
RMPXKW00–UNDISCLOSED LOCATION, SYRIA (June 1, 2017)— A U.S. Marine, deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, eats from a food ration packet between fire missions in Syria, June 1, 2017. The battery has been conducting 24-hour all-weather fire support for the Coalition’s local partners, the Syrian Democratic Forces, as part of CJTF-OIR. CJTF-OIR is the global coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
RMPXMMDW–A Marine takes cover and fires at simulated enemy insurgents at Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 16, 2017. The Marines participated in a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation to ensure proficiency with their tactics in preparation for their upcoming deployment. The Marine is with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment.
RMPXNXEM–Engineers with the 505th Zone National Police pull a notional improvised explosive device out of the ground utilizing the Talon at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, June 8, 2017. During the class, the engineers focused on techniques to detect, uncover and destroy IEDs. This training, given by a Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest, aided them in a real-life operational environment during Maiwand 4.
RMPXM8KX–U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Rafiq Pickett from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 108th Security Forces Squadron swims the 100 meter challenge during a German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency test at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 13, 2017. The test included an 1x10-meter sprint, flex arm hang, 1,000 meter run, 100 meter swim in Military Uniform, marksmanship, and a timed foot march.
RMPXKYXA–Battle Group Poland U.S. Soldiers conduct 50 caliber machine gun weapons firing near the Bemowo Piskie Training Area during Saber Strike 17 June 8, 2017. Saber Strike 17 is a U.S. Army Europe-led multinational combined forces exercise conducted annually to enhance the NATO alliance throughout the Baltic region and Poland. This year’s exercise includes integrated and synchronized deterrence-oriented training designed to improve interoperability and readiness of the 20 participating nations’ militaries.
RMPXKXM6–A B-1B Lancer assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., departs the runway at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 8, 2017. The bomber is forward deployed in support of exercises BALTOPS and Saber Strike to conduct bomber and assurance missions.
RMPXNYY4–Navy Pharmacist’s Mate 3rd Class Howard P. Brisbane, 21, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was buried June 9, 2017, in Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington, D.C. In November 1943, Brisbane was assigned to Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands, in an attempt to secure the island. Over several days of intense fighting at Tarawa, approximately 1,000 Marines and Sailors were killed and more than 2,000 were wounded, but the Japanese were virtually
RMPXK7X3–WWII re-enactors gather together for D-Day 73 celebrations in St. Mere-Eglise, France.
RMPXMCYC–A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 takes off during Red Flag-Alaska 17-2 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 13, 2017. Red Flag-Alaska provides an optimal training environment in the Indo-Asian Pacific region and focuses on improving ground, space, and cyberspace combat readiness and interoperability for U.S. and international forces.
RMPXMJ31–Corporal Nathan W. Miller, an infantry rifleman assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, arm wrestles a Portuguese soldier assigned to the 10th Infantry Regiment at San Jacinto, Portugal, June 5, 2017. SPMAGTF-CR-AF deployed to conduct limited crisis response and theater security operations in Europe and North Africa.
RMPXKW9B–Cpl. Evan Ochner, rifleman (front) and Sgt. Gilbert Perez, rifleman (rear) with Golf Company 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, sprint to a covered position on Range 410A during Integrated Training Exercise 4-17 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, on June 17, 2017. ITX 4-17 is a live-fire and maneuver combined arms exercise designed to train battalion and squadron-sized units in tactics, techniques, and procedures required to provide a sustainable and ready operational reserve for employment across the full spectrum of crisis a
RMPXNR3F–U.S. Marines and Sailors assigned to India Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, forward deployed to the 3rd Marine Division, as part of the forward Unit Deployed Program and Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines share Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT) training tactics at Training Area Sheep Seven, South Korea, June 15, 2017. U.S. and ROK Marine forces are conducting the Korean Marine Exchange Program 17-11, in order to increase interoperability and combined capabilities of the ROK and U.S. Marine Corps forces.
RMPXM4X9–Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, fly a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, through the South China Sea, operating with the U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104), June 8, 2017. The joint training, organized under Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence program (CBP), allows the Air Force and Navy to increase interoperability by refining joint tactics, techniques and procedures while simultaneously strengthening their ability to seamlessly integ
RMPXNT9M–MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 6, 2017) Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Shawn Davidheiser, left, and Master-at-Arms 1st Class Eric Milton attend a 4th of July arts and craft night aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) (GHWB). GHWB, part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG), is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
RMPXMA7F–U.S. Soldiers with the 1138th Transportation Company, Missouri Army National Guard, pulls Spc. Brandon Hamilton across a rope bridge obstacle during the Leadership Reaction Course in support of the Golden Coyote exercise at West Camp Rapid, S.D., June 13, 2017. The Golden Coyote exercise is a three-phase, scenario-driven exercise conducted in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming, which enables commanders to focus on mission essential task requirements, warrior tasks and battle drills.
RMPXNR00–Commandant of the Marine Corps Robert B. Neller prepares to speak to Marines assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa on Morón Air Base, Spain, June 16, 2017. SPMAGTF-CR-AF deployed to conduct limited crisis response and theater security operations in Europe and North Africa.
RMPXK959–Col. Guy D. Bass, Fort Buchanan Garrison Commander , presents the noncommissioned officer sword to Command Sgt. Maj. Heriberto Quintana, charging him with the responsibility and authority of the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Buchanan, during the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Buchanan Change of Responsibility Ceremony held at Garrison Headquarters on Fort Buchanan, June 6.
RMPXMFFW–USTKA, Poland (June 14, 2017) U.S. Marines from U.S. Marine Forces Europe-Africa participate in an amphibious landing demonstration June 14, 2017 as part of exercise BALTOPS 2017. BALTOPS 17 is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic region and one of the largest exercises in Northern Europe.
RMPXKYGG–Capt. Stoney Grimes, deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve and assigned to 2nd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, poses for a portrait at Camp Swift, Iraq, June 4, 2017. Grimes, a third-generation Paratrooper and the battalion fire direction officer, assists Iraqi security forces with fires support to achieve the military defeat of ISIS. CJTF-OIR is the global Coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
RMPXM1BA–U.S. Coast Guard Electrician’s Technician 2nd Class John Leo, a Newport News, Virginia native serving on the USCG Cutter Winslow Griesser, helps prepare a .50 caliber machine gun during Exercise Tradewinds 2017, at the Barbados Coast Guard Station, June 8, 2017. Military and civilians from 20 countries are participating in this year’s exercise in Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago, which runs from June 6-17, 2017.
RMPXM3AN–PORTLAND, Ore. (June 12, 2017) – Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Edmonton (MM 703) transits the Willamette River after participating in Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week in Portland, Ore., June 12. The festival and Portland Fleet Week are a celebration of the sea services with Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members from the U.S. and Canada making the city a port of call.
RMPXJ2BJ–June 3, 2017 Sofia, Bulgaria Today, the Albanian contingent, who is part of the VJTF, arrived in Bulgaria for the NATO exercise Noble Jump 2017 (#NOJP17). They stopped in the vicinity of Sofia, in Convoy Support Centre Gorna Banya, where Bulgaria, as a Host Nation, provided the all necessary support and logistics. There was a small media event for the Albanian contingent arrival, and captain Besnik TUSHA - Commander of the Albanian company and Lieutenant Colonel Georgios ZISEKAS gave an interview for the Bulgarian Military TV Chanel. For the very first time Bulgarian army provides the
RMPXKB7Y–Battle Group Poland U.S. Soldiers conduct sling-load training with the M777 Howitzer near the Bemowo Piskie Training Area during Saber Strike 17 June 7. Saber Strike 17 is a U.S. Army Europe-led multinational combined forces exercise conducted annually to enhance the NATO alliance throughout the Baltic region and Poland. This year’s exercise includes integrated and synchronized deterrence-oriented training designed to improve interoperability and readiness of the 20 participating nations’ militaries.
RMPXKBAF–PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - A diver from Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic takes the depth of the water where the team will install a jackstay during Exercise TRADEWINDS 17 in Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago on June 2, 2017. (Canadian Forces Combat Camera
RMPXM0KN–Image: Spanish troops drive outon to the training area in Cincu, Romania, as they prepare to take part in integration training with NATO troops from Poland and Romania's Mechanized units s on Exercise Noble Jump 17. Exercise Noble Jump is a milestone event for NATO this year as it represents the first major exercise in which significant forces and their equipment are moving across Europe in order to demonstrate the Alliance's ability to quickly deploy forces to wherever they are needed to prevent conflict
RMPXKP43–Lance Cpl. James J. Beck, a rifleman assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, poses for a portrait prior to conducting Battlesight Zero on his M4A1 carbine at Range 1 aboard Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 14, 2017. The Hawaii-based battalion is forward deployed to Okinawa, Japan as part of the Unit Deployment Program.
RMPXM49D–Sgt. Eric R. Collazo, a culinary specialist with the 1473rd Quartermaster Company, Puerto Rico Army National Guard, cleans cooking equipment after serving breakfast June 12, 2017, during Mississippi's 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team’s rotation at the National Training Center. The 1473rd is one of 40 units supporting the 155th during training at NTC. (Mississippi
RMPXNW1K–During the change of command ceremony, outgoing 627th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, Lt. Col. Michael Francis delivers remarks at McChord Field, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA June 8, 2017.
RMPXM76A–A Polish air force F-16 Fighting Falcon approaches the boom on a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS over the Baltic Sea, June 13, 2017. BALTOPS is an annually recurring multinational exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, as well as demonstrate resolve of allied and partner forces to defend the Baltic region. Participating nations include Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
RMPXNPMB–Airmen of the 211th Engineering Installation Squadron work on team building, June 8, 2017 at a leadership reaction course, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. The 211th EIS is one of nine entities of the 193rd Regional Support Group located at Fort Indiantown Gap.
RMPXM6MT–Participants hike in the 2017 Cateran Yomp supporting the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, outside Blairgowrie, Scotland, United Kingdom, June 10, 2017. The Allied Forces Foundation coordinated 30 American, British, Danish, and Ukrainian wounded, ill, or injured service-members taking on the Yomp. Over 1,000 competitors came to the Scottish Highlands to hike up to 54-miles across 24 hours to raise money for British Army families.
RMPXM35B–The trophy, medals, and awards are displayed during the 14th annual Tiger Competition (TIGERCOMP) SR-10 range on Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 9, 2017. The purpose of TIGERCOMP is to test each Marine tank crew’s decision-making abilities, communication, technical proficiency, and cohesiveness while operating the M1A1 Abrams tank.
RMPXNTT0–Staff Sgt. Brandon Issler takes the oath of enlistment again as administered by Lt. Col. Carole Lowe during the 932nd Airlift Wing drill held on June 4, 2017 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. They are both members of the 932nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron. AMDS keeps the unit humming medically with physicals and blood pressure checks, just a small part of the large amount of work that occurs to keep Airmen healthy and ready to deploy in the wing.
RMPXKMMG–Secretary of the Navy the Honorable Sean J. Stackley, left, speaks to U.S. Marine Corps Col. Tyler J. Zagurski, commanding officer, Marine Barracks Washington, before an evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, Washington, D.C., June 9, 2017. Evening parades are held as a means of honoring senior officials, distinguished citizens and supporters of the Marine Corps.
RMPXM0F3–The Thunderbirds, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the capabilities the F-16 Fighter Falcon, the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., June 9, 2017. The Thunderbirds performed their hour-long demonstration at speeds up to 600 mph and flew just a few feet of one another between wingtip to wingtip. This highly maneuverable fighter has proven to be one of the world's best precision tactical bomber and air-to-air combat aircraft.
RMPXMR3B–A U.S. Marine assigned to Weapons Company, 3d Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, maneuvers through to woods during an assault for exercise Bougainville 1-17.2 at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, June 17, 2017. Bougainville is an exercise conducted to enhance the battalion's lethality and effectiveness as a force in readiness.
RMPXKBX1–U.S. Marines assigned to Weapons Company, 3rd battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, forward deployed to the 3rd Marine Division, as part of the forward Unit Deployment Program, train to identify and remove Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s) at the New Mexico Range Training Area, South Korea, June 6, 2017. This training teaches Marines to indicate, respond and react to situations that involve IED’s.
RMPXKREW–U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Paul Skees, of the 219th Security Forces Squadron, walks to the gate of a missile alert facility in the Minot Air Force Base missile field complex, near Minot, N.D., June 15, 2017. He is a member of the North Dakota Air National Guard working seamlessly, side-by-side with U.S. Air Force active duty security forces members of the 91st Missile Wing as they maintain security standards in the missile fields.
RMPXM9YM–Commanding General of 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, Maj. Gen. Mark R. Wise, right, and Chief of the Australian Army, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell, second from right, speak with crew aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) off the coast of Southern Calif., June 12, 2017. Maj. Gen. Wise and Lieutenant General Campbell flew with VMM-363 to visit the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) to receive a tour and view the capabilities of the ship.
RMPXKBG6–MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 4, 2017) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Alix Sawin performs a backflip off the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) during a swim call. Mahan is part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group deployed in 3880934 the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations designed to reassure allies and partners, preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region.
RMPXM5HN–ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia — U.S. Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, Chief of the National Guard Bureau and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with members of the 1775th Military Police Company, 210th Military Police Battalion, 177th Military Police Brigade, Michigan Army National Guard; and 3rd Battalion, 157th Field Artillery Regiment, 169th Fires Brigade, Colorado Army National Guard. The units are in the Baltics for Exercise Saber Strike, a U.S. Army Europe led exercise in the Baltic region. The exercise tests the capability of multiple nations to act against a threat.
RMPXMGPG–Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein takes a photo with military training instructors after a basic military training graduation June 16, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Goldfein toured various JBSA-Lackland facilities and met many 37th Training Wing Airmen during his two-day visit. Every enlisted Airmen begins their Air Force career at basic military training. JBSA-Lackland is often referred to as the 'Gateway to the Air Force,' graduating about 39,000 Airmen annually. BMT is one of the missions of the 37th Training Wing, the largest training wing in the United States
RMPXKY2Y–U.S. Soldiers of 588th Brigade Engineer Battalion and civilian role- players of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center conduct a Key Leadership Engagement during Exercise Combined Resolve VIII at the Hohenfels Training Area, Hohenfels, Germany, June 7, 2017. Exercise Combined Resolve VIII is a multinational exercise designed to train the Army’s Regionally Allocated Forces to the U.S. European Command. Combined Resolve VIII will include more than 3,400 participants from 10 nations. The goal of the exercise is to prepare forces in Europe to operate together to promote stability and security in
RMPXKXA8–Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment, prepare a sand table for a combined arms rehearsal at the National Training Center June 1, 2017. The unit is preparing for defense operations. (Mississippi
RMPXKC3E–Dutch Marine watching the Romanian countryside whizzing by. Dutch Marines of 11 Raiding Squadron raid enemy positions at Cincu Training Area, Romania. During Noble Jump 2017 they conduct an air assault with American Chinook transport helicopters and get fire support from US Apache attack helicopters. After the firefight is won, they take prisoners and execute a medevac for one of their wounded comrades.
RMPXKBR4–Marines of 11 Raiding Squadron returning fire after an enemy has attacked their section. Dutch Marines conduct contact drills at Cincu Training Area. After the enemy engages the Marines, the latter return fire and retreat in an orderly fashion after one of the is wounded. Doctors and medical personnel take the opportunity to practice some medevac drills. Mediacentrum Defensie
RMPXM56W–SAN DIEGO (June 10, 2017) A performer from Sophia Isadora Academy of Circus Arts, performs acrobatics at the Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) 34th Annual neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) reunion. This reunion is the longest running event held by NMCSD and it gives a chance for military families and their children to reconnect with providers who helped them through their time in the NICU.
RMPXNPNC–Sgt. Barry Phillips, a U.S. Army Reserve drill sergeant assigned to Task Force Wolf, provides discipline to Cadets at wake up on their day of Basic Camp, Fort Knox, Ky. June 4, 2017. The Army Reserve has increased its role in officer accessions across all components of the Army Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard in order to meet the future demand for leaders. America’s Army Reserve generates combat ready units and Soldiers for the Army and Joint Warfighter that are trained, equipped, and lethal to win our Nation's wars.
RMPXKDER–MAYPORT, Fla. (June 7, 2017) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven S. Giordano addresses the crew of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during an all-hands call in the ship's hangar bay. During the call, Giordano discussed the Navy’s retention efforts, Sailor 2025 initiatives and answered questions from the crew.
RMPXKP8E–242nd Army Birthday Cake Cutting Ceremony
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