RMPKF9E0–Marines from India Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, provide security as combat engineers clear an obstacle during a live-fire range at Camp Grayling, Mich., Aug. 8, 2018. Northern Strike’s mission is to exercise participating units’ full-spectrum of capabilities through realistic, cost-effective joint fires training in an adaptable environment, with an emphasis on joint and coalition force cooperation.
RMPKE8G3–PACIFIC OCEAN (July 27, 2018) Petty Officer 2nd Class Courtney Shaw fires a line gun to the Royal Australian Navy multi-product replenishment oiler HMAS Success (OR 304) July 27, as part of a refueling operation during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). Twenty-five nations, 46 ships and five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Island and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relatio
RMPKF302–U.S. Army Central conducted a wreath laying ceremony Aug. 3 at Patton Hall to commemorate Third Army’s centennial by honoring the service members who have died in service while assigned to USARCENT/Third Army over the past 100 years..
RMPKETW4–Vice President Mike Pence delivers a speech during an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The ceremony marked the arrival of 55 transfer cases recently repatriated from North Korea, containing what are believed to be the remains of U.S service members lost in the Korean War.
RMPKF9EX–Marines with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, standby for transportation to another range during Exercise Northern Strike at Camp Grayling, Mich., Aug. 8, 2018. Exercise Northern Strike is a National Guard Bureau-sponsored training exercise that unites service members from multiple branches, states and coalition countries to conduct combined ground and air combat operations.
RMPKF5KC–U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Darren Domingo, a Combat Camera officer deployed to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, races with local children at a soccer field in Chabelley, Djibouti, Aug. 3, 2018. Community relations events give service members the opportunity to build relationships and contribute to local communities.
RMPKF92X–POHANG, Republic of Korea (August 6, 2018) Members of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 Det. 3 (left) are given instructions by Ms. Lee Shin Young (center) while conducting volunteer work at the Sunrin Aeyukown Orphanage in Pohang, Republic of Korea with members of the ROKN 631st Squadron (right). HSC-25 Det. 3, based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, are conducting joint training with the ROK Navy 631st Squadron to enhance mutual friendship and interoperability.
RMPKE8BH–ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 28, 2018) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) 1st Class Jeremy Clautice throws a football on the flight deck during a steel beach picnic aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) July 28, 2018. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Florida, 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.
RMPKFGHN–A mine resistant ambush protected vehicle drives en route during a convoy at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., Aug. 7, 2018. The MRAP is part of the 1067th Composite Truck Company, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, which fell underneath the 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, South Dakota Army National Guard. The primary missions were supply and support convoys to enhance logistics operations to support the warfighter on the battlefield.
RMPKE76H–TALLINN, Estonia (July 25, 2018) Cmdr. Thomas Van Scoten, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), greets guests during a reception aboard the ship, July 25, 2018. Winston S. Churchill, homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, 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.
RMPKF7KT–Sgt. Donald Montgomery, an infantryman, with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, pulls security while conducting squad situational training exercise rehearsals at the Army Central Command Readiness Training Center, Camp Buehring, Kuwait, on Aug. 8, 2018. The 2-137 IN is deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield.
RMPKFH4F–A U.S. Air Force member of the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron cryogenic production plant, transfers liquid oxygen in a beaker July 27, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th LRS cryogenic production plant provides liquid nitrogen and oxygen to organizations on base.
RMPKENX4–A C-5 Galaxy with Dover Air Force Base, Delaware flies away from a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio July 27, 2018. The C-5 connected with two Stratotankers with the 121st ARW on this exercise.
RMPKFC16–Service members at Fort McCoy, Wis., for the 86th Training Division's Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) 86-18-02 operate at training area on South Post on Aug. 8, 2018. The 86th is holding the exercise as part of the U.S. Army Reserve commanding general’s Combat Support Training Program. Thousands of service members with the Army as well as other military services and foreign militaries are participating in the multinational exercise, including Canadian armed-forces members. CSTX 86-18-02 is the second of two CSTXs by the 86th taking place at Fort McCoy this year.
RMPKF08W–NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Aug. 3, 2018) Ship's Serviceman 3rd Class Kiersten Evans, from Newquay, United Kingdom, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) supply department, receives his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist pin from Lt. Terrence Smith during an awards at quarters ceremony in the weapons handling area onboard Ford.
RMPKEXM9–U.S. Marine Corps, Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander of the U.S. Africa Command (center), Brig. Gen. Eugene J. LeBoeuf, outgoing acting commanding general U.S. Army Africa (left), and Maj. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier, incoming commander U.S. Army Africa (right), prepare to take their positions on the parade field during the U.S. Army Africa-Southern European Task Force change of command ceremony at Caserma Carlo Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, August 2, 2018.
RMPKE8FC–PACIFIC OCEAN (July 28, 2018) Chilean Navy frigate CNS Almirante Lynch (FF 07) and Indian Navy stealth multi-role frigate INS Sahyadri (F49) gets ready to perform a replenishment-at-sea with Royal Canadian Navy supply ship MV Asterix off the coast of Hawaii during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, July 28. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, and about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique traini
RMPKF1GA–Staff. Sgt. Reggie Pierce, a firefighter with the with the 124th Civil Engineer Squadron at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho, works on plumbing during the Innovative Readiness Training at the West Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind in Romney, W. Va., July 26, 2018. IRT is a Department of Defense military training opportunity that increases deployment readiness and provides services to American communities.
RMPKF5DR–U.S. Air Force aerial porters with the 35th Aerial Port Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, determine the type of simulated munition while wearing Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear during the ability to survive and operate challenge at the New Jersey National Guard’s Joint Training and Training Development Center at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., July 15, 2018. The 514th is an Air Force Reserve Command unit.
RMPKF7GD–Multinational forces work together to load the dignified transfer cases onto C-17 air crafts on Osan Air Base, within the Republic of Korea August 1st, 2018. The United Nations Command repatriated 55 cases of remains returned by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
RMPKE7AB–F-15Cs from the 122nd Fighter Squadron of the 159th Fighter Wing, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, Louisiana, take off from Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho on July 27, 2018. The 122FS was in Boise to perform dissimilar air combat training with the 190th Fighter Squadron's A-10 Thunderbolt IIs.
RMPKF22J–U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Joseph R. Tolliver, an airframe mechanic with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 461, conducts a post-flight inspection on a CH-53E Super Stallion during exercise Raven 18-06 at the Combat Readiness Training Center, Gulfport, Miss., August 3, 2018. Raven is a realistic military training exercise, in which HMH-461 provides air support to Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command. This exercise allows the squadron to conduct core and mission skills training to improve their combat readiness within the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. The CH-53E Super Stallions and
RMPKERCN–The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter’s Mellon and Terrapin participate in the annual Parade of Ships in Seattle, July 31, 2018. The Parade of Ships is part of the annual Seattle Seafair air and sea events held each summer in the Seattle area. U.S. Coast Guard
RMPKFB8Y–Pararescue specialists with the 103rd Rescue Squadron, Westhampton Beach, New York, parachute into a simulated hot landing zone at the Carmeuse Calcite Quarry, Rogers City, Mich., Aug. 11, 2018. This allows them a safe environment to hone their landing skills. Northern Strike 18 is a National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise uniting service members from many states, multiple service branches and a number of coalition countries during the first three weeks of August 2018 at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center and the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, both located in north
RMPKF7PX–Col. David Brooks and Maj. Brian Donnellon from the 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., pre-flight a KC-135 Stratotanker to provide air-to-air refueling support to the 47th Air Force Reserve Fighter Squadron, Davis -Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz, A-10 Warthogs home station return. The 47th Air Force Reserve Fighter Squadron Warthog's conducted two weeks of annual training at Selfridge Air National Guard Base utilizing unique training facilities available in the State of Michigan to enhance war-fighting skills.
RMPKF2M9–A UH-60 Blackhawk, flown by guardsmen deployed for Operation Guardian Support fly agents with the Mobile Response Team across the west desert of Arizona, to respond to a group of four illegal aliens.
RMPKF45J–U.S. Soldiers assigned to Company A, 404th Aviation Support Battalion, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, out of Fort Carson, Colo., conduct a ruck march during a readiness training exercise at the Oberdachstetten Local Training Area, Germany, Aug. 3, 2018. The 4th CAB is on a nine-month rotation in support of Atlantic Resolve. Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to collective European security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and other European partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability throughout
RMPKF343–Spc. Andy Kim shares a moment with actor Gary Sinese during a visit to Brooke Army Medical Center.
RMPKF8ND–A Marine with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, rappels during a rope assisted movement practical application at Jungle Warfare Training Center, Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan, July 24, 2018. The Marines trained at JWTC to prepare for an upcoming patrol of the Indo-Pacific region as the Ground Combat Element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations.
RMPKF597–ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug 4, 2018) Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2rd Class Loren Mills, from Satellite Beach, Florida, looks out the door of an MH-60S Sea Hawk, which is attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 9, embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship is underway conducting routine training exercises to maintain carrier readiness.
RMPKFFCK–Sgt. Dale Tupling of the 141st Trailer Transfer Point reads information that was just given to him at the Reception, Staging, Onward Movement, and Integration or RSOI about the training event that will begin on his second day at Camp Ripley, MN, Aug 11, 2018. CSTX 02-18 is a yearly training exercise that trains units to be ready for combat, lethal on the battlefield, and capable in their specialized functions.
RMPKF20P–People attending the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games participate in Marine Corps' Battles Won Challenge in Madison, ,Wisconsin, August 1, 2018. The CrossFit Games is the world’s premiere test to find the 'Fittest on Earth.' The Games have been held every summer since 2007 and include a broad variety of different events that that focus on functional movements to quickly move large loads over long distances. For this year’s Games, the U.S. Marine Corps is sponsoring the “Battleground,” a high-intensity circuit course based on Marine Corps combat conditioning that included a simulated casualty carry,
RMPKER2P–Former U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. John Spencer (right), presents Lt. Gen. Robert Hedelund, commanding general, II Marine Expeditionary Force, with a gift during the Montford Point Gifting Ceremony at Lejeune Memorial Garden in Jacksonville, N.C., July 25. The purpose of the ceremony was to officially transfer possession of the National Montford Point Marine Memorial to the Department of the Navy.
RMPKF3F0–A U.S. Army Paratrooper carries his MC-6 parachute off of Castle Drop Zone after completing an airborne jump during Leapfest 2018 at West Kingston, RI., August 5, 2018. Leapfest is the largest, longest standing, international static line parachute training event and competition hosted by the 56th Troop Command, Rhode Island Army National Guard to promote high level technical training and esprit de corps within the International Airborne community.
RMPKF1G4–Tech. Sgt. Oved Sotto, the project NCOIC for the 124th Fighter Wing during the Innovative Readiness Training program at the West Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind explains plans to Staff Sgt. Daniel Arnold, July 26, 2018 in Romney, W. Va. IRT is a Department of Defense military training opportunity that increases deployment readiness and provides services to American communities.
RMPKFFA2–A participant at the Monti-Kali Shooting Competition shows his proficiency at firing a 9 mm pistol at the Wackernheim range complex.
RMPKF0YT–The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform a Calypso Pass during Northern Neighbors Day Air and Space Show at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Aug. 4, 2018. The event attracted more than 17,000 people and featured the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
RMPKFBF9–U.S. Navy Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Brady Mangels, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, marks a measurement on well drilling equipment bracing aboard Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Aug. 9, 2018, in support of Southern Partnership Station 2018. Southern Partnership Station is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted annual deployment focused on subject matter expert exchanges and building partner capacity in a variety of disciplines including medicine, construction and dive operations in the Caribbean, Centr
RMPKFDJG–Tech. Sgt. Kurt Mellott and Staff Sgt. Stephen Falker, aircrew flight equipment technicians with the 193rd Special Operations Support Squadron, Middletown, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, build a Low-Profile Parachute from scratch Aug. 9, 2018. The new parachutes replaced the old ones, which were originally constructed in the 1980’s.
RMPKF2WE–FORT BELVOIR, VA.-- (August 1, 2018)--Members of the 911th Technical Rescue Engineer Company make entry into a manhole behind the Belvoir Hospital and extract simulated patients during a training exercise August 1, 2018. The 911th Technical Rescue Engineer Company, formerly the MDW (Military District of Washington) Engineer Company, is the only technical rescue company in the Department of Defense. It specializes in Urban Search and Rescue. The 911th is stationed at Fort Belvoir and is best known for its response to The Pentagon following the September 11 attacks in 2001. The company is min
RMPKE8NG–A Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew member assists boaters on a vessel being towed back to port, July 29, 2018. The sailboat had been dismasted and the RB-M responded and towed them back to port.
RMPKEXED–RED SEA (Aug 1, 2018) U.S. Navy Capt. Adan Cruz, right, commodore of U.S. 5th Fleet Task Force 55, speaks with Egyptian Naval Force (ENF) officers during their visit aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) as part of exercise Eagle Salute 18. Eagle Salute 18 is a surface exercise with the ENF conducted to enhance interoperability and war-fighting readiness, fortify military-to-military relationships and advance operational capabilities of all participating units. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure ma
RMPKFHFX–080918-A-UO598-010 Spc. Timothy Jordan of Alpha Troop, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, teaches Pvt. Austin Lawler how to navigate their terrain after finding their first grid point, August 9, at Fort Stewart, Ga.
RMPKFCPT–The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) transits the Mediterranean Sea Aug. 11, 2018. Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its fifth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners as well as U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
RMPKFH89–U.S. Army Sgt. Micheal Suarez, center, 359th Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, briefs soldiers prior to conducting rail operations as part of Exercise Dragon Lifeline July 31, 2018, at Joint Base Charleston’s Naval Weapon Station, S.C. The 841st Transportation Battalion hosted the exercise, facilitating training for Soldiers assigned to Fort Bragg, N.C., and Fort Eustis, Va. The exercise was designed to train participants in the planning and processes of rail, convoy, port and vessel operations.
RMPKF6D1–Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly speaks with Brigadier General Ryan P. Heritage, Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and Western Recruiting Region, during a tour of Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 7. The visit provided insight into the basic training process of the Marine Corps.
RMPKEX65–U.S. Marine Corps Col. Ian R. Clark, commanding officer, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton (MCAS) outgoing, salutes during the playing of the national anthem at the Santa Margarita Ranch House, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, August 2, 2018. Clark relinquished command of MCAS Camp Pendleton to Col. Richard T. Anderson, incoming commanding officer, MCAS Camp Pendleton. Clark served as the commanding officer for MCAS Camp Pendleton for three years.
RMPKFERG–POINT MUGU, Calif. (Aug. 5, 2018) Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) Officers Basic Qualification Course students receive terrain model training from a Marine adviser during a five-day field training exercise (FTX). The FTX is part of a curriculum designed to provide junior CEC officers with the fundamental knowledge and skills in construction and facilities management, contracting, and the role of the CEC in the Navy and Department of Defense.
RMPKF36J–Rear Admiral Tina Davidson, Nurse Corps, U.S.Navy, assumes command of the Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command from Rear Admiral Rebecca McCormick-Boyle at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Aug. 3, 2018. Vice Admiral C. Forrest Faison, III, surgeon general of the Navy, officiated the time honored ceremony.
RMPKF89R–NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. (August 9, 2018) Attendees are escorted to their seats prior to the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic change of command ceremony in Norfolk, Va. Aug 9, 2018. NAVFAC supports the mission of Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (CNRMA) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) to enable and enhance Navy combat power by providing the most effective, efficient and cost-wise shore services and support.
RMPKFGE9–Airmen are recognized as Quarterly Award winners during a ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 27, 2018.
RMPKENXP–FORT BENNING, Ga. (July 30, 2018) – Nine-year-old military enthusiast Eli Wilson visited locations throughout Fort Benning, Georgia, July 26. Wilson, who has Asperger’s syndrome, ate lunch at a dining facility with Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, attended a basic training graduation, visited the National Infantry Museum, and met with the 316th Cavalry Brigade to see an M1126 Stryker Combat Vehicle and an M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank.
RMPKF2X3–The commander of Air Mobility Command, Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II (left), speaks with Airmen from the 123rd Medical Group during a tour of the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Aug. 3, 2018. The group recently completed a field exercise that provided more than $1 million worth of no-cost health care to residents of Eastern Kentucky.
RMPKFCFJ–Marines from the MCRD Parris Island Shooting Team pose for a photo at Camp Perry, Ohio Aug. 1, 2018. The members are, from left to right, Sgt. Thomas Colyard, Cpl. Trevor Keith, GySgt. Josh Heckman, Sgt. Cody Cheney and Cpl. Victor Irizarry. The Marines were at Camp Perry for the Civilian Marksmanship Program National Matches July 23 through Aug. 5. The National Trophy Rifle Matches are an annual sporting festival established by congress and President Roosevelt in 1903. The event welcomes over 6,000 participants, ranging from beginning shooters to the world’s top-performing competitors. Shoote
RMPKERPW–U.S. Navy Builder Constructionman Grant Wells, project crewmember, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James Craig, commanding general, CJTF-HOA, pose for a photo outside of Ali Oune, Djibouti, July 30, 2018. Wells was recognized for all of his hard work, positivity and work ethic put forth in his assignments toward the construction of the Ali Oune medical clinic.
RMPKF7WX–Members of the PRNG 190th Engineer Battalion worked at the Miguel Such Metropolitan Vocational School in San Juan, Puerto Rico, making repairs and doing maintenance as a community service before the start of the new school period, Aug. 7-9. The 45-strong group, composed of Soldiers from the 215th EN Co. (Vertical) and the 892nd MRBC, worked on the green areas, repaired damaged plumbing and electrical connections, pressure-washed walkways and buildings and repaired acoustic ceilings inside the classrooms. Part of the group was tasked to pick-up and carry away vegetation and debris left by H
RMPKF04W–A Soldier from 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team applies camouflage in preparation for an upcoming battalion level mission during EDRE Courage Ready 18 at Joint Base Lewis McChord, August 3. America's First Corps units regularly conduct short and no notice EDREs to maintain their readiness.
RMPKF55T–U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Cody Abel, monitor, Manpower Management Enlisted Assignment, and his family stand for the national anthem during his retirement ceremony at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, Va., July 27, 2018. Abel served 20 years of honorable and faithful military service.
RMPKFCJC–NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 10, 2018) Led by USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) Reactor Officer Capt. Mattew Kawas, crew members assigned to Ford stand in formation during the ship's change of command ceremony at Vista Point onboard Naval Station Norfolk. The change of command ceremony is a time-honored Naval tradition in which the transfer of responsibility, authority, and accountability occurs from one individual to another individual.
RMPKE6PE–Adm. Philip S. Davidson, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command commander, provides remarks during the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) assumption of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, July 26, 2018. Davidson and Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson presided over the ceremony in which Brown assumed command of PACAF. Brown now leads U.S. Indo-Pacific Command's air component, delivering airpower across 53 percent of the globe.
RMPKF047–An English discussion group student takes notes in Obock, Djibouti, July 27, 2018. CA members drive from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti to Tadjoura and Obock almost every week to teach English to children. The students come on their own to learn.
RMPKF4B8–Spc. Samantha Burdine, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 380th Quartermaster Company, based in Evansvillle, Ind., and Sgt. Juan Ledezma, 808th Engineer Company, based in Houston, celebrate after successfully qualifying with an M240B machine gun during Task Force Ultimate, Operation Cold Steel II, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operation Command (Airborne) at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., July 31, 2018. Operation Cold Steel is the U.S. Army Reserve’s crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise to ensure that America’s Army Reserve units and S
RMPKEYYR–Members of the Republic of Korea Ministry of National Defense’s Traditional Band perform during the 2018 Hamina Tattoo at Hamina, Finland, Aug. 3, 2018. The Tattoo showcases over 1,000 performers from eight different nations, celebrating military and musical heritage from all over the world.
RMPKEP3B–Dozens of service members, civilian-Marines and even kids performed in the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany's very own talent show, July 25. Several acts showcased their talents ranging songs, dances and comedy skits.
RMPKF6B2–U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Wilfred F. Rivera, a KC-10 Extender flight engineer with the 78h Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, checks the nose landing gear prior to a training mission at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., August 4, 2018. The 514th is an Air Force Reserve Command unit.
RMPKFHRK–Marines from Company E, 4th Reconnaissance Battaltion, 4th Marine Division conduct annual gas chamber training where they are exposed to the effects of o-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile or more commonly known as CS gas at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin on August 8, 2018. Each Marine checks the proper wear and functionality of their M50 Joint Service General Purpose Mask (JSGPM), prior to them conducting their mandatory annual Gas Chamber training.
RMPKF8E3–California crew chief Sgt. Nick Ward, adjusts the water bucket attached to a UH-Blackhawk helicopter prior to taking off from Lampson Airfield, Calif. Soldiers from Ward’s unit, the 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion of the 140th Aviation Regiment use these buckets to pull water from local lakes to combat the Mendocino Complex Fire.
RMPKF049–KABUL, Afghanistan (July 23, 2018) -- An Afghan Air Force pilot of a Cessna 208B assigned to the 1st Wing Afghan Air Force at Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA), Afghanistan, organizes and goes over documents for the training flight on July 23, 2018. The mission of TAAC-Air is to train, advise and assist Afghan partners to develop a professional, capable and sustainable Afghan Air Force.
RMPKEPKA–STATION ROTA, SPAIN (July 27, 2018) Sailors man the rails of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) as the ship departs Naval Station Rota, Spain, to begin its fifth forward-deployed patrol, July 27, 2018. Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its fifth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners as well as U.S. national security interests in Europe.
RMPKEX1C–U.S. military personnel and civilians deployed by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) screen through soil in Borken, Germany, July 31, 2018. DPAA personnel conducted recovery operations in search of a fallen U.S. Army Air Corps service member who went missing in action during WWII. DPAA's mission is to provide the fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel to their families and the nation.
RMPKEW67–- The Women’s Health staff members. “This is a great opportunity for women to be able to come in, get educated, go over all of their options, and then assist them with choosing the option that is best for them, and it’s readily available for them,” said Lt. Karri Washbon, BHC Norfolk’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology division officer. “That’s what we are here for. We are here for our patients.”
RMPKEPHP–Lance Cpl. Benjamin Willwerth establishes a time device multiple access (TDMA) network July 30, 2018 at Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan. TDMA networks are used to pull and divide internet networks from satellites to give access to internet while on missions where internet is not accessible available. Willwerth, a field radio operator with Networking Platoon, Communications Company, Headquarters Regiment, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, is a native of Portland, Maine.
RMPKF8CT–Lt. Col. Brian Jacketta, the fire support coordinator, 65th Field Artillery Brigade, educates the audience on Field Artillery Support Planning and nonstandard field artillery support relationships at the Regional Artillery Symposium in Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 9, 2018. The symposium enhanced the interoperability and cooperation of regional partners by creating an open forum for partner nations to discuss field artillery operations, tactical planning and execution methodologies in order to strategically develop the use of artillery assets in the U.S. Army Central area of operations.
RMPKFFKH–PACIFIC OCEAN (August 1, 2018) – U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Brian Leyton an anti-tank missile man with Battalion Landing Team 3/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), does push-ups in a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program course aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23), during a regularly scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th MEU. The Essex ARG/MEU team is a strong, flexible, responsive and consistent force capable of maneuver warfare across all domains; it is equipped and scalable to respond to any crisis from humanitarian ass
RMPKE875–N.D. (July 28, 2018) - The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, perform at the 'Fargo Airsho' during Fargo-Moorhead Metro Navy Week. 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 first hand how the U.S. Navy is the Navy the nation needs.
RMPKE6E0–ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 25, 2018) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Christian Deleon hangs a box fan to de-smoke a room during a general quarters drill aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is currently conducting Tailored Ship's Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problems (TSTA/FEP). TSTA prepares the ship and crew for full integration into a carrier strike group through a wide range of mission-critical operations.
RMPKER8B–Coast Guard Vice Adm. Michael McAllister, deputy commandant of Coast Guard Force Readiness Command, oversees FORCECOM’s change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, July 31, 2018. Rear Adm. Keith Smith relinquished command to Rear Adm. Brian Penoyer during the time-honored military tradition.
RMPKFCEJ–Students in the Fort McCoy Noncommissioned Officer Academy’s Basic Leader Course march along an installation roadway Aug. 3, 2018, at Fort McCoy, Wis. The students were returning to their campus after completing their lunch meal at the dining facility in building 50. The NCO Academy was activated at Fort McCoy in 1988. The academy is one of the largest tenant organizations at the installation providing institutional training with more than 1,800 students attending annually for the Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course and BLC.
RMPKFDFC–Va. (Aug. 03, 2018) Fire Controlman (Aegis) 3rd Class David Billings, from Houston, left, and Information Systems Technician 2nd class Alexander Brandt, from Little Rock, Ark., raise the national ensign on the fantail of the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72). Vella Gulf is currently pier side at Norfolk Naval Station.
RMPKF5TC–Airmen of the Ohio Air National Guard, 200th RED HORSE Squadron, experience hostile fire while in moving convoys as they conduct a multi-day Field Training Exercise at Camp Perry, OH., incorporating construction and civil engineering elements while simulating hostile conditions, Aug. 2, 2018. About 400 Airmen participated in this year's training in support of the RED HORSE mission to provide a dedicated, mobile, flexible, self-sufficient heavy construction engineering force for airfield, base infrastructure and special capabilities to support worldwide contingency operations.
RMPKETXT–U.S. Army Honor Guard members perform a 21 Gun Salute at a repatriation ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 1, 2018. The United Nations Command repatriated 55 cases of remains from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
RMPKEJN1–Technical sergeants celebrate their selction for master sergeant during a senior NCO induction ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 10, 2018.
RMPKFBD7–Pararescue specialists from the 103rd Pararescue Squadron, Westhampton Beach, New York, execute a rescue training mission for Northern Strike 18, Aug. 10, 2018. Northern Strike 18 is a National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise uniting service members from many states, multiple service branches and a number of coalition countries during the first three weeks of August 2018 at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center and the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, both located in northern Michigan and operated by the Michigan National Guard. The accredited Joint National Training Capa
RMPKFG66–Team Dover Airmen with the 436th Aerial Port Squadron Special Handling section palletize a shipment of blood bound for overseas Aug. 2, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The shipment of blood products must reach their overseas destination within 72 hours of being packaged at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, requiring precise coordination from the various sections involved.
RMPKEPR4–RED SEA (July 30, 2018) Ships from participating nations of exercise Eagle Salute 18, including the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), perform division tactics. Eagle Salute 18 is a surface exercise with the Egyptian Naval Force conducted to enhance interoperability and war-fighting readiness, fortify military-to-military relationships and advance operational capabilities of all participating units. Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central region, connecting the Me
RMPKFE3K–U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class BrieAnna Stillman, 20th Fighter Wing public affairs office photojournalist journeyman, follows along with a kickboxing video at the 20th Force Support Squadron main fitness center at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2018. The video was part of a Fitness On Request program that allows Team Shaw members to start classes on their own schedule and add variety to their workouts.
RMPKE6GR–Josh Thomas, 460th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, extinguishes a car fire during Exercise Panther View 18-3 July 25, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Exercises are held quarterly to test a base’s ability to respond and recover from various incidents.
RMPKF4N7–Tech. Sgt. Christopher Zavala, 822nd Base Defense Squadron jumpmaster, counts jumpers as they board an HC-130J Combat King II, July 31, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 820th Base Defense Group includes airborne-qualified Airmen to bolster its worldwide-deployable force protection capability and requires them to jump periodically to maintain their qualification.
RMPKF15X–NEW RIVER, N.C. (Aug. 4, 2018) Marines from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced) perform a flight demonstration at Marine Corps Air Station New River for their families following completion of their deployment aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), Aug. 4, 2018. Iwo Jima is deployed with its amphibious ready group in support of maritime security operations and theatre security cooperation efforts in Europe and the Middle East.
RMPKFC81–A C-17 Globemaster III with the 437th Airlift Wing, South Carolina flies toward the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio over southeastern United States August 10, 2018. The aerial refueling was an exercise to keep pilots and crew proficient and mission ready.
RMPKF2RK–U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force 18.1, execute a dead gunman drill during Exercise Platinum Lion 18 at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, Aug. 3, 2018. Platinum Lion is an annual field training exercise that reinforces relationships in a joint training environment, builds understanding of partner nation tactics, techniques and procedures, and increases interoperability with Allied and partner forces.
RMPKFAG3–ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 9, 2018) A T-45C Goshawk attached to Training Air Wing 1 prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship is underway conducting routine training exercises to maintain carrier readiness.
RMPKF94P–Indonesia (August 9th, 2018) - USS Rushmore (LSD 47) arrives in Jakarta in preperation for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2018. CARAT Indonesia, in its 24th iteration, is designed to enhance information sharing and coordination, build mutual warfighting capability and support long-term regional cooperation enabling both partner armed forces to operate effectively together as a unified maritime force.
RMPKF50X–U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis meets with the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Aug. 7, 2018.
RMPKEXYK–Bulgarian Army Capt. Mihail Kostadinov, commander of Alpha Company, 31 Mechanized Battalion briefs Soldiers from the United States Army, NATO and partner nations on tactics, techniques, and procedures for Exercise Platinum Lion, Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, July 31, 2018. This briefing is in support of Atlantic Resolve, an enduring training exercise between NATO and U.S. Forces.
RMPKET0A–U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, visited Sderot's fire station today, August 1, 2018 where he met with firefighters who are working to extinguish the fires on the border along the Gaza Strip, including 10 American firefighters. The American firefighters, who volunteer through the Emergency Volunteers Project (EVP) organization came to Israel from the U.S to help their Israeli counterparts fight fires caused by incendiary kites and balloons launched from Gaza towards Israel. Israel’s Fire and Rescue Commissioner Dedi Simhi also came to thank the firefighters. The Ambassador thanked
RMPKF0NP–Varying types of M777 towed 155mm howitzer ammunition are set up during exercise Summer Fury, at Range 2057 South, Calif., Aug. 1, 2018. The exercise was conducted to increase 1st Marine Division operations proficiency by incorporating establishing, transitioning and phasing control of aircraft and missiles across multiple locations.
RMPKEF90–NORFOLK, Va. (July 26, 2018) Sailors aboard the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Washington (SSN 787) perform line handling duties as the ship moors pierside at Naval Station Norfolk. Washington is the Navy's 14th Virginia-class attack submarine and the third commissioned Navy ship named for the State of Washington.
RMPKEGRD–Stephen Olmstead, the Range and Training Area Management Division deputy director, goes over the capabilities of convoy simulators with Maj. Gen. Adachi, defense and military attaché, Embassy of Japan, on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 3, 2018. Adachi is visiting the Marines and Sailors of II Marine Expeditionary Force to continue to build relationships and understand II MEF’s mission and activities in the western hemisphere in regards to its amphibious capabilities and operations.
RMPKFD96–1st Lt. Ali Moualem, Air Assault Regiment, Lebanese Armed Forces, discusses with Greywolf commander, Col. Kevin Capra of the importance of the training simulators, and what benefit they bring to the fight.
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