RMPH0W6Y–Air Force Master Sgt(s) Terry and Rebecca McGonnell, Selfridge Air National Guard Base carries the torch during the Macomb County Bicentennial Torch Relay Run.Named in honor of General Alexander Macomb, a highly decorated veteran of the war of 1812, Macomb County was formally organized on January 15, 1818 as the third county in the Michigan Territory. Macomb County has been home to Selfridge Air National Guard Base since July 1, 1917.
RMPH0Y8K–Cpl. Chase Clark, a tiltrotor crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 764, Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, sits on the MV-22B Osprey ramp while conducting aerial assault missions, during Integrated Training Exercise 4-18 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 23, 2018. VMM-764, known as “moonlight,” is based out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and provided air combat element support to Marine Air Ground Task Force 23 during ITX 4-18.
RMPH10JC–DIEGO (June 22, 2018) Ship’s Serviceman 1st Class Christy Naranjo tells Mexican Navy cadets about the ship’s store during a tour of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is pierside in its homeport preparing for Commander, Naval Surface Forces Pacific sea trials.
RMPH0HN4–Crew from 'The World Famous Swamp Foxes' HSM-74 stationed at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida, arrive at Joint Base Cape Cod to conduct training on June 14, 2018.
RMPH0P4F–U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Geoffrey Voltz, a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) defense specialist with CBRN Platoon, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, hydrates in preperation of climitizing drills during the Concept of Real World CBRN Operations course at the Guardian Centers in Perry, Georgia, June 19, 2018. This training was conducted to enhance and refine the conduct of sensitive site exploitation, which supports the commander’s decision making cycle and maintains momentum during combat operations.
RMPH0M3P–HUENEME, Calif. (June 14, 2018) Naval Construction Training Center “C” school student Equipment Operator 1st Class William Nickeo operates a 50-ton lattice boom crawler crane during hands-on practice with pile driving operations, while instructor Max Lopez supervises. The pile driving operations “C” school course is a module of the crane operator pipeline and teaches equipment operators and construction mechanics how to safely drive and extract piles at the basic level in normal field conditions. Working with timber piles, which are used for building piers and timber bridges, is phase one of t
RMPH129G–5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (June 26, 2018) Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Joshua Howard, from Chicago, cleans panels from an MH-60S Sea Hawk, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, in the hangar bay of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 26, 2018. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region.
RMPH10A0–Tech. Sgt. Cashay Moorer, a medical technician from the 179th Medical Group, Mansfield, Ohio, practices surturing a wound at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, June 21, 2018. This training away from their home station provides opportunities for them to strengthen readiness skills and work alongside their active duty counterparts in a joint environment.
RMPH12G3–Gen. Joseph K. Aoun (front left), commander, Lebanese Armed Forces; and U.S Army Maj. Gen. John P. Sullivan (front right), assistant deputy chief of staff, G-4; render honors during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, June 26, 2018. Aoun also toured the Memorial Amphitheater Display Room and exchanged gifts with Arlington National Cemetery senior leadership.
RMPH10HR–Retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Hector Lopez, has new job thanks to the new U.S. Army Medical Command Career Skills Program.
RMPH127F–U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. William Ressler, with Landing Support Company, 2nd Transportation Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, load a joint precision air delivery system onto an extendable boom forklift truck on Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 21, 2018. LS Company assessed the capabilities and limitations of the joint precision air delivery system, a global positioning satellite enhanced autonomous air resupply package, in an effort to automate and modernize the Marine Corps.
RMPH0RK9–MARSEILLE, France (June 21, 2018) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Staci Bittel operates the sound powered telephone on the bow catapult aboard the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is currently deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in international waters around the globe.
RMPH0X6C–U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kellie Oglesby, 336th Training Squadron student, portrays a “victim” as she holds a cloth to her face during a major accident response exercise on the flight line at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 21, 2018. The exercise scenario simulated a C-130J Super Hercules in-flight emergency causing a plane crash, which resulted in a mass casualty response event. This exercise tested the base’s ability to respond in a crisis situation.
RMPH11N7–U.S. Navy HM3 Troy Ebbings, a corpsman from Expeditionary Medical Facility Great Lakes in Illinois, fills out an order for eyeglasses at a health-care clinic at Owsley County High School in Booneville, Ky., June 24, 2018. The clinic is one of four that comprised Operation Bobcat, a 10-day mission to provide military medical troops with crucial training in field operations and logistics while offering no-cost health care to the residents of Eastern Kentucky. The clinics, which operated from June 15-24, offered non-emergent medical care; sports physicals; dental cleanings, fillings and extractio
RMPH127C–U.S. Marines with Landing Support Company, 2nd Transportation Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, recover a joint precision air delivery system on Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 21, 2018. LS Company assessed the capabilities and limitations of the joint precision air delivery system, a global positioning satellite enhanced autonomous air resupply package, in an effort to automate and modernize the Marine Corps.
RMPH0XTW–Spanish and American Paratroopers descend onto the drop zone as the sun rises near Zaragoza, Spain. The Joint Forcable Entry (JFE) was conducted following a week of combined training at the Spanish Airborne Brigade in Madrid and here in Zaragoza. 'This is how you build great partnerships', stated Lt. Col. Robert Shaw, 1-503rd Infantry Battalion commander.
RMPH0TJJ–Bahamas (June 20, 2018) Sgt. Maj. Glen DeCecco, of the Rhode Island National Guard, looks out from the back of a Rhode Island Air National Guard C-130 during a flight over waters off the Bahamas to conduct a surface search exercise looking for a distressed vessel as part of Tradewinds 2018. Tradewinds is a U.S. Southern Command sponsored exercise that provides participating Caribbean nations the opportunity to improve security and disaster response capabilities. This year’s focus is on countering transnational organized crime in the region.
RMPH0R6Y–These bottles were found during past archaeological digs at Fort McCoy.
RMPH121X–NORMANDY, France (June 19, 2018) The U.S. Naval Hospital Naples honor guard holds the American flag over the remains of Radioman 2nd Class Julius “Henry” Pieper during his funeral service at Normandy American Cemetery. Henry Pieper and his twin brother, Radioman 2nd Class Ludwig “Louie” Pieper, were both killed when their ship, Landing Ship Tank (LST) 523, struck an underwater mine off the coast of France on June 19, 1944. Louie’s remains were found immediately, but Henry’s remains weren’t identified until December 2017. The family requested that Henry be buried in Normandy next to his brother
RMPH0M1M–U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (June 17, 2018) U.S. Marine Corps Col. Farrell J. Sullivan, commanding officer of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) cuts a cake in celebration of the 120th Hospital Corpsman birthday in medical triage aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during the celebration, June 17, 2018. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the reg
RMPH0RCK–An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska takes off prior to a sortie as part of Red Flag Alaska, June 20, 2018. Red Flag Alaska provides large force employment training in a simulated combat environment.
RMPH0KDR–In celebration of the U.S. Army's 243rd Birthday, Soldiers and leaders of America's First Corps participated in the Corps run, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., June 14, 2018. This year also marks the 100th birthday of I Corps, which was activated January 15, 1918 in France during World War I.
RMPH0NWC–U.S. Army Col. Joseph Clark, commander, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, passes the 2nd Squadron, 11th ACR colors to incoming commander, Lt. Col. Russell Wagner, during the EAGLEHORSE change of command, on Fort Irwin’s Fritz Field, June 19, 2018.
RMPH0J3E–Thailand (June 14, 2018) - The 7th Fleet Band, the Royal Thai Navy Band and and Thai government officials pose for a group following a group performance at the Wat Sutthawat School in support of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2018. The CARAT exercise series, in its 24th iteration, highlights the skill and will of regional partners to cooperatively work together towards the common goal of ensuring a secure and stable maritime environment.
RMPH0YJK–A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster departs from an undisclosed location in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve., June 21, 2018.
RMPH116Y–The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron 'Thunderbirds' perform at the OC Air Show in Ocean City, MD, June 16, 2018. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds team has served as America’s premier air demonstration squadron, entrusted with the vital mission to recruit, retain and inspire past, present and future Airmen.
RMPH0X2B–Captain Kristen S. Sareault, USPHS, retires from active duty at USCG Station Cape Cod Canal, Mass. on June 22, 2018.
RMPH0PY9–QUANTICO, Va. – Shivangee Pandya (left) and Anne Tuck body spar during Marine Corps Recruiting Command’s 2018 Educators and Key Leaders Workshop aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, June 20. The workshop establishes mutually beneficial relationships between Marine officer selection officers and educators; community leaders. The workshop was created in efforts to develop leadership skills and learn about career opportunities in the Marine Corps. Pandya is a research attorney at Lexis Nexis. Tuck is a fitness coordinator for University of Colorado in Denver.
RMPH1101–U.S. Marines with Headquarters Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group, load containers during the Strategic Mobility Exercise 18 at Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 20, 2018. The ability to conduct a no-notice response to an emerging crises or threat is essential to the application of crisis response.
RMPH0NNJ–QUANTICO, Va. - James Adams gives Edgar Moser a fist bump in preparation to participate in the Leadership Reaction Couse (LRC) at Officer Candidates School (OCS) during Marine Corps Recruiting Command’s 2018 Educators and Key Leaders Workshop aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, June 19. The workshop establishes mutually beneficial relationships between Marine officer selection officers and educators; community leaders and educators experience an all-expense-paid trip to Quantico in efforts to develop their leadership skills and learn about career opportunities in the Marine Corps. Ada
RMPH0XEF–HONOLULU, Hawaii (June 21, 2018) -- The Army Surgeon General and U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Nadja West, presents a coin to Sgt. Michael Witham, Dental Health Command-Pacific (DHC-P) Soldier during a visit to the DHC-P headquarters.
RMPH11KY–U.S. Air Force Maj. Brett Ringger, an optometrist from the Texas Air National Guard’s 136th Airlift Wing, tests a patient’s vision at a health-care clinic being operated by the Air National Guard and U.S. Navy Reserve at Lee County High School in Beattyville, Ky., June 23, 2018. The clinic is one of four that comprised Operation Bobcat, a 10-day mission to provide military medical troops with crucial training in field operations and logistics while offering no-cost health care to the residents of Eastern Kentucky. The clinics, which operated from June 15-24, offered non-emergent medical care;
RMPH1315–Lt. Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, 11th Air Force commander, passes the Wing guidon to incoming 15th Wing commander, Colonel W. Halsey Burks on June 20, 2018 at the 15th Wing Change of Command ceremony on Hickam Field, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Col. Burks previously served as the Vice Commander of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, Bagram, Afghanistan.
RMPH0WJ0–U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Gabriel Travers, 88th Security Forces Squadron kennel master, acts as a decoy for military working dog Kerry, during an attack drill at the security forces military working dog training unit, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, June 20, 2018. The drill consisted of Kerry chasing down Travers as he attempted to flee from security forces personnel.
RMPH11YK–ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 23, 2018) Members of the damage control training team secure a fire hose during a training exercise aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship is underway conducting routine training exercises to maintain carrier readiness.
RMPH0J9D–Macedonian and Danish soldiers train at the Medical Simulations Training Center during the 7th Army Combined Arms Training Center (CATC) Combat Lifesaver course on Rose Barracks, Vilseck, Germany, June 15, 2018. This course teaches immediate, far-forward medical care on a widely dispersed battlefield while awaiting further medical treatment and evacuation.
RMPH0XG0–OCEAN (June 21, 2018) Sailors participate in a burial at sea ceremony aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is currently underway in preparation for the ship’s participation in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018 exercise.
RMPH11H6–Firefighters from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron pull a simulated patient from a C-17 Globemaster III cockpit during an Emergency Response Exercise at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 25, 2018. Airmen from the 730th Air Mobility Squadron and 374th CES fire department conducted a simulated fire aboard a C-17 and familiarization training.
RMPH0X24–Captain Kristen S. Sareault, USPHS, retires from active duty at USCG Station Cape Cod Canal, Mass. on June 22, 2018.
RMPH0YEG–Raider Brigade forward observers during the occupation of an observation post lane during their semi-annual Fire Support Team certification training at Camp Casey, Korea.
RMPH0XHG–U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Padilla, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, writes vital information on a simulated casualty during a mass casualty exercise near the Iraqi-Syrian border, June 20, 2018. Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition partners provided fire support and continually work on combat skills to assist the Syrian Democratic Forces as they continued Operation Roundup, the military offensive to rid the final pockets of the terrorist organization from the Middle Euphrates River Valley in Syria.
RMPH0N68–Tech. Sgt. Olalekan Adewale, 41st Aerial Port Squadron air transportation specialist, shows Reserve Officer Training Corp cadets from multiple colleges how a parachute is prepared for packing during a tour of the 403rd Wing here June 18, 2018. The cadets were at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. for a job shadowing program to learn about the different types of jobs across the U.S. Air Force and USAF Reserve.
RMPH0W75–U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter flight crews with the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, out of Fort Carson, Colorado, land at the Illesheim Army Airfield in Germany, June 22, 2018. Soldiers of the brigade arrived in Germany to begin a nine-month deployment in support of Atlantic Resolve, a U.S. endeavor to fulfill NATO commitments by rotating U.S.-based units throughout the European theater to deter aggression against NATO allies and partners in Europe.
RMPH1029–Special missions aviators with the 4th Special Operations Squadron count spent 105 mm rounds on an AC-130U Spooky gunship above Eglin Range, Fla., June 19, 2018. The AC-130U is equipped with a 25 mm Gatling gun, 40 mm and 105 mm cannons, and can take off carrying more than 150,000 pounds of cargo.
RMPH0NYE–Sgt. Reyes Macedo, a helicopter crew chief with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 775, Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, acquires a target while conducting a close air support mission, during Integrated Training Exercise 4-18 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 18, 2018. HMLA-775, also known as the “Coyotes”, provided air combat element support to Marine Air Ground Task Force 23 during ITX 4-18.
RMPH0KRN–U.S. Air Force civil engineers from the Georgia Air National Guard build critical infrastructure at Helemano Plantation, a senior living community in in Wahiawa, Hawaii, June 17. Airmen from the 165th Airlift Wing in Savannah, Ga., and 116th Air Control Wing at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., are working as part of the Aloha Garden Project, an initiative of the U.S. military's Innovative Readiness Training program. IRTs provide training and readiness for military personnel while addressing public and civil-society needs. Airmen will complete a critical section of the project by bringing sorely-nee
RMPH12K6–South Korea's Jiwon Kim sets up a shot on goal. U.S. Navy
RMPH11YH–ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 23, 2018) Chief Machinery Repairman Mike Martin, from Knoxville, Tennessee, mans a fire hose during a damage control training team exercise aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship is underway conducting routine training exercises to maintain carrier readiness.
RMPH0PW9–Spc. Dustin Jordan with the 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detatchment with the South Dakota Army National Guard, documents Golden Coyote training exercise 2018, at the North Training Area of Camp Guernsey, WY, June 15, 2018. The Golden Coyote training 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.
RMPH12F0–Spc. Brian Corona with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, stabilizes an 81mm M-252 mortar during a live fire mission at the Yakima Training Center, Yakima Wash., June 19, 2018. HHC was participating in a battalion wide mortar exercise, which was meant to standardize operating procedures across the battalion.
RMPH0W60–Heather Hamilton, command strategic planner for Headquarters Army Materiel Command, was chosen as a recipient for the 2017 Louis Dellamonica Award for AMC Outstanding Personnel of the Year.
RMPH0NJR–Col. Thomas Sherman, 88th Air Base Wing commander, delivers remarks after accepting command during a change of command ceremony inside the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, June 19, 2018. Sherman replaced Col. Bradley McDonald.
RMPH0KNP–U.S. Army Pfc. James Smith documents a Mass Casualty training event in support of Golden Coyote, Custer State Park, S.D., June 16, 2018. 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.
RMPH10E5–U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Bendino Galderio, Eglin Air Force Base honor guardsman, stands at attention during the singing of the national anthem June 25, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This year's Khobar Towers Memorial Ceremony marks the 22nd anniversary of the terrorist attack that took place at the Khobar Towers Housing Complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
RMPGX375–PACIFIC OCEAN (June 19, 2018) Engineman 1st Class Bryson Nuniez signed to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 3 prepares the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for launch aboard MKVI patrol boat during the UAV training exercise conducted by Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1 Training and Evaluation Unit. CRG provides a core capability to defend designated high value assets throughout the green and blue-water environment and providing deployable Adaptive Force Packages (AFP) worldwide in an integrated, joint and combined theater of operations.
RMPH0X6D–Members of the 81st Medical Group provide triage to “victims” during a major accident response exercise on the flight line at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 21, 2018. The exercise scenario simulated a C-130J Super Hercules in-flight emergency causing a plane crash which resulted in a mass casualty response event. This exercise tested the base’s ability to respond in a crisis situation.
RMPH133T–U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from Yokota Air Base, Japan prepare for takeoff during Red Flag-Alaska 18-2 operations at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 21, 2018. RF-A is Pacific Air Forces’ premier air combat exercise that provides joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. RF-A executes the world's premier tactical joint and coalition air combat employment exercise, designed to replicate the stresses warfighters face during their first eight to ten combat sorties. RF-A has th
RMPH0PGM–U.S. Soldiers with the 235th Military Police Company of the South Dakota Army National Guard conduct security operations at their area of operations at the North Training Area of Camp Guernsey, WY, on June 16, 2018. The Golden Coyote training 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.
RMPH0PGX–U.S. Soldiers with the 211th Engineer Company (Mobility and Augmentation Company) of the South Dakota Army National Guard breach a door after detonating an explosive charge to assault a mock village in the North Training Area of Camp Guernsey, WY, on June 16, 2018. The Golden Coyote training 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.
RMPH0JWJ–Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Spear, senior enlisted advisor, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, pins on the Expert Infantryman Badge on an awardee at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, on June 15, 2018. Infantrymen throughout the 25th ID are participating in this biannual event to earn the prestigious Expert Infantryman Badge.
RMPH123G–NORMANDY, France (June 19, 2018) Radioman 2nd Class Julius “Henry” Pieper’s niece, Susan Lawrence, places her hand on Pieper’s casket and speaks a few words to him during his funeral service at Normandy American Cemetery. Henry Pieper and his twin brother, Radioman 2nd Class Ludwig “Louie” Pieper, were both killed when their ship, Landing Ship Tank (LST) 523, struck an underwater mine off the coast of France on June 19, 1944. Louie’s remains were found immediately, but Henry’s remains weren’t identified until December 2017. The family requested that Henry be buried in Normandy next to his brot
RMPH0M32–New York Army National Guard Spc. Johnathan Dudley, assigned to 3rd Platoon of the 206th Military Police Company, fires his M9 on Fort Drum, N.Y., June 14, 2018. Dudley was acting out being shot in the leg while, conducting base security training, part of his unit’s annual training. (N.Y. Army National Guard
RMPH11YM–ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 23, 2018) Chief Logistics Specialist Javier Ramirez, from Commerce, California, completes a damage control training team exercise aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship is underway conducting routine training exercises to maintain carrier readiness.
RMPH0TF9–Sailors from the Reno Navy recruiting office in Sparks, Nevada volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House to help spread Navy awareness as part of Reno Navy Week on June 20, 2018.
RMPH0WC6–U.S. Marine Sgt. Erik Demay, the Marine Corps Community Services chief with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, walks off the flight line to check into the immigration office in Guatemala City, Guatemala, June 20, 2018. Leaders with SPMAGT-SC visited Marines and sailors in Puerto Barrios and Flores, Guatemala, to deliver supplies and check on the welfare of the troops. The Marines and sailors of SPMAGTF-SC are conducting security cooperation training and engineering projects alongside partner nation military forces in Central and South America. The unit is also on
RMPH0KW2–A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, parked on the flightline at Al Udeid, Qatar, is prepped for a refueling mission for aircraft supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, June 15, 2018. Air refueling provided by the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron’s KC-135 Stratotankers support all mission sets, and gives aircraft the reach capability to accomplish the Combined Forces Air Component Commander’s air campaign objectives in the region.
RMPH12DW–Fort McCoy, Wis., community members line up for a free drive-thru breakfast at McCoy's Community Center on June 14, 2018, as part of the installation's celebration of the 243rd Army birthday. The day also featured free car washes at the car wash managed by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (DFMWR) and a lunch celebration at McCoy's. All festivities were managed by DFMWR.
RMPH0KE7–U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Archer Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, execute a fire mission with their M777 155mm artillery systems during exercise Puma 2 with Battle Group Poland at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland on June 15, 2018.
RMPGX5XK–Sgt. Nicholas Fasano (right), an instructor with Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, tests the sturdiness of a knot before a Marine with 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division, descends a cliffside, during Mountain Exercise 3-18, at MWTC, Bridgeport, Calif., June 22, 2018. After completing Integrated Training Exercise 4-17 last year, 2nd Bn., 24th Marines took part in MTX 3-18 to further develop small-unit leadership and build an understanding of the different climates and scenarios they could face in the future.
RMPH0WEW–The 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio dedicates one of its KC-135 Stratotankers to the city of Pickerington, Ohio at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio June 22, 2018. Following the dedication ceremony, the mayor and other city members toured the Stratotanker and were able to see equipment and gear used by 121st ARW aircrew.
RMPH0WYP–Everett, Wash. (June 22, 2018) Capt. Mike Davis, incoming commanding officer of Naval Station Everett (NSE), is piped aboard during the arrival of the official party at a change of command ceremony. During the ceremony Davis relieved Capt. Mark Lakamp as commanding officer of NSE.
RMPH11MX–U.S. Navy Lt. Xin Wu, a nurse from Expeditionary Medical Facility Bethesda in Maryland, takes the blood pressure of a patient at a health-care clinic being operated by the Air Guard and U.S. Navy Reserve at Lee County High School in Beattyville, Ky., June 21, 2018. The clinic is one of four that comprised Operation Bobcat, a 10-day mission to provide military medical troops with crucial training in field operations and logistics while offering no-cost health care to the residents of Eastern Kentucky. The clinics, which operated from June 15-24, offered non-emergent medical care; sports physica
RMPH0JDK–U.S. Army Reserve Spc. John Mundey, a bridge crewmember from Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, 459th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge), 299th Combat Engineer Battalion, 412th Theater Engineer Command, assembles a weapon at the 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, June 14, 2018. Today, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers give everything they have to push past their limits and finish the last day of events in the 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.
RMPH0YHA–Uganda People’s Defence Force soldiers take part in Combat Life Saver training at Justified Accord 2018 at the Ugandan Rapid Deployment Capability Center, Jinja, Uganda, June 23, 2018. JA18 promotes regional relationship, increases military and inter-governmental capacity as a collective unit, trains multinational forces and sector command staffs.
RMPH0MA9–A U.S. Air National Guard pilot from the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio adjusts the controls in the cockpit of a KC-135 Stratotanker after takeoff from Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio June 15, 2018. The Stratotanker was en route to do a refueling exercise over the Atlantic Ocean.
RMPH11MB–U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ronald Short, an optometrist from the California Air National Guard’s 163rd Attack Wing, conducts an eye exam on a local resident at a no-cost health-care clinic at Lee County High School in Beattyville, Ky., June 15, 2018. The clinic is one of four that was staffed by military health-care professionals in Eastern Kentucky from June 15 to June 24 as part of an Innovative Readiness Training mission called Operation Bobcat. The mission provided military forces with crucial expeditionary training while offering no-cost medical, dental and optometry care to area residents.
RMPH0N02–U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific Marines speak with civilians with the help of an interpreter during a patrol exercise as part of Khaan Quest 2018 at Five Hills Training Area June 18. The purpose of Khaan Quest 2018 is to gain United Nations training and certification for the participants through the conduct of realistic peace support operations, to include increasing and improving UN PKO interoperability and military relationships among the participating nations.
RMPH0JKN–The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, 'America's Tall Ship,' will visit San Juan, Puerto Rico from 15 to 18 June, where it will be open to free public tours at Pier 1 during the following schedule: Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 17, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m 'The Eagle has a long history of sailing the Caribbean,' said Captain Eric King, Commander of U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan. 'Cadets are really looking forward to sharing this 82-year-old maritime treasure with the people of the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico as part of
RMPH0XP5–HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (June 19, 2018) - U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. William D. Beydler, the commanding general for Marine Corps Forces Central Command, praises the service members with Task Force Southwest (TFSW) for their performance. Beydler visited Camp Shorab to show his appreciation to TFSW for the work they’ve done in Helmand Province.
RMPH0M7D–Capt. James Leary, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar’s air traffic control maintenance officer, speaks about the importance of family during his retirement ceremony at MCAS Miramar, Calif., June 15. Leary retired after 25 years of honorable service in the Marine Corps.
RMPH0XBW–Coast Guardsmen from Air Station Kodiak and airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard 249th Airlift Squadron load a C-17 Globemaster III with Coast Guard equipment in Kodiak, Alaska, June 21, 2018. The equipment was delivered to Coast Guard Forward Operating Location Kotzebue, which opens July 1, 2018, in support of Arctic Shield 2018. U.S. Coast Guard
RMPH0JRB–Employees at Old Hickory Hydropower Plant take part in a simulated exercise to extract a training dummy from a confined space during a Confined Space and Confined Space Rescue Course June 14, 2018 in Hendersonville, Tenn. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District trained 32 employees to lead the in-house training in March 2017, which will benefit more than 200 employees across the district who require the annual training.
RMPH0WY6–Soldiers participate in a training scenario on a convoy lane on South Post for the 86th Training Division's Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) 86-18-04 on June 20, 2018, at Fort McCoy, Wis. More than 6,000 troops from across the United States are training in the exercise, according to the 86th. The exercise is part of the Army Reserve's Combat Support Training Program, or CSTP. CSTP exercises are large-scale, collective-training exercises designed to immerse units into tactical training environments that closely replicate what they might experience in operational deployments. The 86th Tra
RMPH0TMF–U.S. Marine Corps Col. Joseph R. Clearfield, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit outgoing commanding officer, speaks during a combined change of command and relief and appointment ceremony on Camp Pendleton, California, June 21, 2018. During the ceremony, Col. Joseph R. Clearfield and Sgt. Maj. Dennis K. Campbell, outgoing commanding officer and sergeant major respectively, transferred their duties and responsibilities to Col. Jay M. Holtermann and Sgt. Maj. Daniel E. Mangrum.
RMPH12HM–GROTON, Conn. (Jun. 19, 2018) Electronics Technician (Submarine, Communications) 3rd Class Micheal Ford, assigned to the Los Angeles class, fast-attack submarine, USS Hartford (SSN 768), helps 15-year-old, Grayson Beck climb into a torpedo tube during a tour aboard Hartford on Tuesday, 19 Jun. Beck took part in a tradition aboard Hartford where crewmembers go to the end of the torpedo tube and sign their names in grease pencil. The tour was arranged by the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Travelers Championship. The experience also included spending the day with professional golfer, Jordan Spiet
RMPH0N2R–Maj. Gen. William Shane Lee, the Commander of the 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support), gives the Secretary of Health for Puerto Rico, Dr. Rafael Rodriguez-Mercado, a division coin during the Humanitarian Service Medal Award ceremony.
RMPH0JDC–(From left to right) Maj. Gen. Michael L. Howard, commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters – National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, Dr. Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the Army; Gen. Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff of the Army; and Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, Sergeant Major of the Army, render honors during an Army Full Honor Wreath Laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington, Va., June 14, 2018. The wreath-laying ceremony celebrated the Army’s 243rd birthday.
RMPH0TF4–An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria safely hoisted three fishermen who became stranded on rocks in Willapa Bay, Washington, June 20, 2018. The individuals were transported to the beach after a Pacific County Dispatch deputy stated the individuals became stranded on the rocks when the tide came in. U.S. Coast Guard video.
RMPH0HFY–Fort Drum community members took a leisurely hourlong boat ride on the St. Lawrence River while tour guides shard interesting facts and history of the islands and Boldt Castle along the way. Thousands attended Riverfest on June 14 and enjoyed the day as tourists in nearby Alexandria Bay, visiting local restaurants and boutiques, having fun in the FMWR carnival area and getting satiated with a free picnic lunch.
RMPH111R–A Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force paratrooper moves into position to provide support by fire during training with U.S. Army Alaska’s 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division in the Donnelly Training Area near Fort Greely as part of exercise Arctic Aurora, June 20, 2018. Arctic Aurora is a yearly bilateral training exercise involving elements of U.S. Army Alaska and the JGSDF, which focuses on strengthening ties between the two by executing combined small unit airborne proficiency operations and basic small arms marksmanship with a focus on combat readiness and interoperabilit
RMPH0JW2–Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky, America’s First Corps' commanding general, leads a formation of nearly 20,000 Soldiers as it floods the roadways in celebration of the Army’s 243rd birthday on June 14, 2018, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. This year’s Army birthday coincided with I Corps’ Centennial Birthday year and was the largest gathering of Soldiers at JBLM in almost a decade.
RMPH0X0B–Everett, Wash. (June 22, 2018) Lt. Richard Min, Naval Station Everett's command chaplain, gives the benediction during a change of command ceremony for Naval Station Everett (NSE). During the ceremony Capt. Mike Davis relieved Capt. Mark Lakamp as commanding officer of NSE.
RMPH0M0D–Soldiers from the Armed Forces of Montenegro and Romanian Armed Forces practice proper techniques for conducting dismounted patrols on roadways, wooded areas and open fields, June 14, 2018, during Exercise Platinum Wolf 2018. The Serbian-led two-week, multinational peacekeeping exercise, brings more than 500 soldiers from 10 nations together to enhance military cooperation and interoperability at Serbia’s South Base and Borovac Training Area, June 11-22.
RMPH0RE5–MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 20, 2018) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the 'Sunliners' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81, launches from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is currently deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in international waters around the globe.
RMPH0K5C–U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, commander of United States Africa Command, passes the task force flag to U.S. Army Brig. Gen. James Craig, commander, Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa during a change of command ceremony on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 14, 2018. Craig becomes the seventeenth commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.
RMPH11A2–PEARL HARBOR (June 25, 2018) Philippine Navy frigate BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF 17) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in preparation for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. Twenty-six nations, more than 45 ships and submarines, 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 training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea
RMPH0XHF–Iraqi Security Forces fire at known ISIS locations near the Iraqi-Syrian border using an M109A6 Paladin Self-Propelled Howitzer, June 19, 2018. Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition partners provided fire support to assist the Syrian Democratic Forces as they continued Operation Roundup, the military offensive to rid the final pockets of the terrorist organization from the Middle Euphrates River Valley in Syria.
RMPH1301–CORONADO, Calif. (June 25, 2018) Sailors and their families attend meet and greet with WWE professional wrestler Bayley onboard Naval Air Station North Island Navy Exchange (NEX).
RMPGX2BM–Capt. Joel Roos, commanding officer, Naval Medical Center San Diego, provides remarks during a midday ceremony held at Naval Medical Center San Diego, June 15, 2018, in observance of the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps’ 120th birthday. Traditionally, Hospital Corpsmen pause annually to observe the Hospital Corps birthday.
RMPH0JGR–Pfc. Ariane Gipson, honor graduate for Platoon 4021, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, graduated boot camp June 15, 2018. Gipson is from Los Angeles. Gipson is also the Oscar Company high shooter, scoring 320 out of 350 points (
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