RM2HGJ08H–U.S. Marine Corps Col. Thomas M. Bedell, the commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, speaks with Marines during a base clean up on MCAS Miramar, San Diego, California, Aug. 10, 2021. Miramar Marines conduct weekly base cleanups on and off the station to promote the installation's high standards as well as a cleaner environment.
RM2HGK9AF–A U.S Air Force Airman, with the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, salutes an EC-130H Compass Call aircraft as it prepares to take off from Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates in support of the non-combatant evacuation, Aug 30 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, special immigrant visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan.
RM2HGJ2E9–GREAT LAKES, Il. (Aug. 11, 2021) Sailors aboard Naval Station Great Lakes run to the water with their boats during MWR’s Cardboard Boat Regatta. Teams from various commands and barracks put their boat building skills to the test, presenting artistry before racing against each other on Lake Michigan.
RM2HGJ11K–Cpl. Mckevin Lusung, a chemical biological radiological nuclear defense specialist with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, utilizes the sidestroke to complete an endurance swim during a Water Survival-Advanced (WSA) course aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, August 10, 2021. WSA teaches Marines how to conduct water rescues, utilize different swim strokes and gain confidence in the water.
RM2HGK29H–A U.S. Air Force crew chief with the 121st Expeditionary Fighter Generation Squadron conducts a pre-launch inspection on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Aug. 27, 2021. In addition to logistics and manpower support, the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing provided combat airpower to ensure air superiority for U.S. Central Command during noncombatant evacuation operations in Afghanistan.
RM2HGHERT–Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines provide no-cost health care to Central Delaware communities Aug. 1, 2021 as part of Central Delaware Partnership For Hope 2021 Innovative Readiness Training program. The event is scheduled to provide services from Aug. 1-9. IRT is a National Guard-led, multi-service/component training event intended to build mutually beneficial partnerships between the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. communities. The mission provides servicemembers with hands-on readiness training opportunities, while providing direct and lasting benefits to residents of each communit
RM2HGJGNM–MERIDIAN, ID - Navy Talent Acuisition Group Portland talent scout, First Class Navy Counselor Nicholas Humbert, recites the oath of enlistment, read by his father Robert Humbert, during a ceremony at Kleiner Park in Meridian, Idaho. The NTAG Portland Commanding Officer, Commander Brent Banks, presided over the re-enlistment ceremony. NC1 Humbert is a talent scout out of Navy Recruiting Station Boise, Idaho. (Navy photo by Dan Rachal/NTAG Portland Public Affairs)
RM2HGJ5H6–210812-N-IK871-1043 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 12, 2021) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Carlos Mercado, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, checks the integrity of the chains securing a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter to the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) Aug. 12, 2021. Kearsarge is underway to support Large Scale Exercise (LSE) 2021. LSE 2021 demonstrates the Navy's ability to employ precise, lethal, and overwhelming force globally across three naval component commands, five numbered fleets, and 17 time zones. LSE 2021 merges live and
RM2HGJE8C–A U.S. Marine with Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) prepares an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System for transportation during exercise Noble Union at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 18, 2021. Exercise Noble Union is part of 31st MEU’s Noble Series of exercises which are used to validate or invalidate the Family of Naval Concepts, develop techniques and procedures for the employment of MEU assets in support of sea denial and fleet maneuver, and inform future force design and experimentation efforts. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the America Expe
RM2HGJ09E–U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Nicholas Chavez, maintenance specialist, Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3, puts on an arm band during Lethal Breeze 2021, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Aug. 10, 2021. Lethal Breeze is an exercise that exhibits the base’s ability to activate, assemble, equip and employ SAF while also assessing the ability of responders to effectively communicate and coordinate operations across multiple locations during a dynamic incident.
RM2HGJGYR–NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 20, 2021) – Gen. Tod D. Wolters, Commander, U.S. European Command and NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), embraces Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis during a Change of Command ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Aug. 20. Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis was relieved by Vice Adm. Daniel Dwyer as Commander, Joint Force Command Norfolk, Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet, and Director, Combined Joint operations from the Sea – Centre of Excellence.
RM2HGJ4XY–Communication specialists from the the 23rd Combat Communication Squadron, install an intercom system during exercise Patriot Warrior at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Aug. 12, 2021. Patriot Warrior, one of the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command’s largest field training exercises, simulates a combat environment to provide Citizen Airmen experience working in deployed conditions.
RM2HGHGW8–U.S. Army Spc. Ben Skelton, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 46th Military Police Command, Michigan Army National Guard, low crawls under the belly crawl obstacle at the Confidence Course at Fort Custer Training Center, Augusta, Michigan, August 3, 2021. Western Michigan University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps and the Michigan Army National Guard partnered to host a three-day summer camp for 30 participants.
RM2HGKAAR–Rear Adm. Nathan A. Moore, commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District, discusses plans with Mr. Petr Gerasun, deputy director, Russian Federation Marine Rescue Service, during the 43rd Joint Planning Group meeting at Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, Sept. 1, 2021. Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and Russian Federation delegation participated in the 43rd Joint Planning Group meeting for pollution preparedness and response cooperation in the Bering Sea and Chukchi Seas.
RM2HGJEHJ–Members of the 227th Air Support Operations Squadron, from the 177th Fighter Wing, team up with two New Jersey Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews, from the 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, to prepare for a demonstration of Special Patrol Insertion and Exfiltration (SPIES) and Fast Rope Infiltration and Extraction (FRIES) Aug. 18, 2021, at Bader Field in Atlantic City, N.J. The SPIES and FRIES demonstration was one of many acts performed at the 2021 Atlantic City Air Show, 'A Salute to Those Who Serve'.
RM2HGJ5MG–210813-N-LK647-0300 TEMA, Ghana (Aug. 13, 2021) Capt. Chad Graham, commanding officer, USS Hershel 'Woody' Williams, center, poses for a photo with Ghana Navy leadership and United States embassy military staffmembers following a tour of the Expeditionary Sea Base Hershel 'Woody' Williams (ESB 4), Aug. 13, 2021. Hershel 'Woody' Williams is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa.
RM2HGKB2N–210830-N-RQ186-1106 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Aug. 30, 2021) Admiral John F. Meier, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic (CNAL), parks a Mechanized Weapons Skid, developed by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Lakehurst, during an equipment demonstration. The demonstrations, sponsored by the NAWCAD Experimentation Office, were used to highlight the future capability of support equipment. CNAL is responsible for six nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, 54 aircraft squadrons, 1,200 aircraft and 48,000 officers, enlisted and civilian personnel based on the East Coast of the United S
RM2HGHRDC–U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Elizabeth Schilder, a weapons and tactics instructor, with 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), waits for further instruction during a shooting competition aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) in the Solomon Sea, Aug. 7, 2021. The event consisted of Marines and Sailors competing as they shoot a series of drills with a goal of having the highest total score. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the America Expeditionary Strike Group in the 7th fleet area of operation to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response
RM2HGKA0H–Competitors shoots at their targets from the 25-yard line during the Combat Rifle Forward Assault match of the 50th Winston P. Wilson and the 30th Armed Forces Skill at Arms Championships, hosted by the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center, held at the Robinson Joint Maneuver Training Center, North Little Rock, Ark. on Aug. 31, 2021.
RM2HGHWC8–Electrician's Mate Fireman Michael Enriquez, from Houston, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) air department, performs post Full Ship Shock Trial, (FSST) maintenance of a motor module on the flight deck, Aug. 9, 2021. Ford successfully completed the third and final scheduled explosive event of FSST while underway in the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. Navy conducts shock trials of new ship designs using live explosives to confirm that our warships can continue to meet demanding mission requirements under harsh conditions they might encounter in battle.
RM2HGHWAK–U.S. Marine Corps members of Marine Attack Squadron 542 from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, work on a Harrier jet during Northern Strike at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan on Aug. 9, 2021. Northern Strike is an opportunity to build readiness and interoperability with many different units and multinational partners while training in realistic multi-domain environments.
RM2HGHNMN–YOKOSUKA, Japan (Aug 06, 2021) — Capt. Rich Jarrett, Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, joined by Lt. Col. Michael Kerschbaum, Commander, Stars and Stripes, delivers a congratulatory speech during a ceremony celebrating the NEX Yokosuka's award as best exchange in mainland Japan for Stars and Stripes' Best of Pacific 2021-2022 contest, Aug. 6. For more than 75 years, CFAY has provided, maintained, and operated base facilities and services in support of the U.S. 7th Fleet's forward-deployed naval forces, tenant commands, and thousands of military and civilian personnel and their families.
RM2HGJ2AH–A Bulgarian soldier fires a pistol during the European Best Sniper Team Competition at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Aug 11, 2021. The 2021 European Best Sniper Team Competition is a U.S. Army Europe and Africa-directed, 7th Army Training Command hosted contest of skill that includes 14 participating NATO allies and partner nations at 7th ATC's Hohenfels Training Area, August 8-14. The European Best Sniper Team Competition is designed to improve professionalism and enhance esprit de corps.
RM2HGK5DB–210828-N-ZZ999-014 GROTON, Conn. (August 28, 2021) – Crewmembers of the USS Vermont (SSN 792) stand at attention during a commissioning commemoration for the USS Vermont (SSN 792) onboard Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., Aug. 28. Vermont and crew operate under Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) FOUR, whose primary mission is to provide fast-attack submarines that are ready, willing, and able to meet the unique challenges of undersea combat and deployed operations in unforgiving environments across the globe.
RM2HGHJDC–U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lieutenant Jon Gaudelli, 1st Landing Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, lifts weights within a portable High Intensity Tactical Training box during Exercise Freedom Banner 21, Aug. 4, 2021. Freedom Banner is a unique opportunity for 1st Marine Logistics Group to conduct a strategic mobility exercise in a maritime environment and for I Marine Expeditionary Force to refine Advanced Naval Base and Expeditionary Advanced Base concepts.
RM2HGJ67E–The instrument panel of a KC-135 Stratotanker cockpit on display during a 93rd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron immersion tour for the 39th Air Base Wing command team, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Aug. 13, 2021. The command team’s visit was part of a series of immersion tours to demonstrate how each unit supports the 39th ABW and U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa. The 93rd EARS delivers aerial refueling capabilities to allies and coalition partners, who help provide stability to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
RM2HGJ986–Spc. Domingo Perez-Lopez, 395th Financial Management Support Unit financial management specialist, receives simulated captured currency during Diamond Saber at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Aug. 14, 2021. Diamond Saber is a U.S. Army Reserve-led exercise that incorporates participation from all components and joint services, and it prepares finance and comptroller Soldiers on the warfighting functions of funding the force, payment support, disbursing operations, accounting, fiscal stewardship, auditability and data analytics.
RM2HGJ8X2–Retired U.S. Army Col. William Harvey Shackelford was the guest speaker for the South Carolina National Guard Palmetto Military Academy Officer Candidate School graduation at McCrady Training Center in Eastover, South Carolina, Aug. 14, 2021, recognizing the completion of the program for Class 72 and their commissioning into the South Carolina National Guard.
RM2HGKBE1–U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kyle Martinez, a crew chief assigned to the 127th Maintenance Group, Michigan Air National Guard, signals Lt. Col. Erik Simpson, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot assigned to 127th Fighter Squadron, Michigan Air National Guard, to move his aircraft forward at the Sawyer International Airport in the Upper Peninsula’s Gwinn, Michigan, Aug. 3, 2021. Timely and accurate hand signals between the crew chief and pilot are paramount when guiding the aircraft into position for further maintenance.
RM2HGHN2T–Members of the 109th Infantry Battalion, 28th Infantry Division, trained on ranges at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, August 6, in preparation for a mission in Egypt in the next year. Completing basic rifle qualification with the M4 is one of the 14 individual tasks and 4 collective tasks to complete prior to a mobilization.
RM2HGJDT2–U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Mario Terenas, the 10th Mountain Division command sergeant major, conducts aerial gunnery with 2-10 Assault Helicopter Battalion on Fort Drum, NY Aug. 18, 2021. The aerial gunnery consisted of shooting a M240H out of an UH-60M Black Hawk, hitting ground targets.
RM2HGK8EA–Evacuees prepare to leave Ramstein and head to more transient locations during Operation Allies Refuge at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 30, 2021. Ramstein Air Base transformed into U.S. European Command’s primary evacuation hub supporting one of the largest, most complex humanitarian airlift operations in history. Operation Allies Refuge is facilitating the quick, safe evacuation of U.S. citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants, and other at-risk Afghans from Afghanistan. Evacuees receive support such as temporary lodging, food and water, and access to medical care at Ramstein Air Base w
RM2HGJW6C–A U.S. Marine provides security assistance during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 24. U.S. service members and coalition forces are assisting the Department of State with a non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) in Afghanistan.
RM2HGJ89E–U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Payne, a religious affairs Airman for the 181st Intelligence Wing, gestures while speaking to a group of first responders at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., Aug. 14, 2021. Airmen from the 181st Chaplain’s Office supported exercise Homeland Defender, which is a joint domestic response exercise involving more than a dozen military and civilian emergency management agencies.
RM2HGJ8JG–210813-N-LR905-1263 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 13, 2021) – Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 3rd Class Rafael Benavides, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, hoists members of the Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team to an MH-60S Sea Hawk from the flight deck of expeditionary sea base USS Miguel Keith (ESB 5), Aug. 13. HSC 23 is embarked aboard Miguel Keith conducting routine operations in U.S. 3rd Fleet.
RM2HGK9H8–U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Davis Oberdorf, an infantry machine gunner with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, gives an informational brief on the operation of a M240B machine gun during a land warfare training on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 30, 2021. The training consisted of multiple events in which combat, tactics and planning skills were utilized in order to enhance the Marines’ overall warfighting capabilities.
RM2HGHN0C–Members of the 109th Infantry Battalion, 28th Infantry Division, trained on ranges at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, August 6, in preparation for a mission in Egypt in the next year. Completing basic rifle qualification with the M4 is one of the 14 individual tasks and 4 collective tasks to complete prior to a mobilization.
RM2HGHGF6–Staff Sgt. Bailey Clark (left) and Capt. Aaron Cohlima (right), 139th Medical Group, carry a backboard through the water during urban search and rescue training at the Guardian Centers, Perry, Georgia, Aug. 3, 2021. The Airmen applied life-saving skills in various disaster simulations.
RM2HGJCKD–U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cameron Johnson, weapons load crew cheif assigned to the 140th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Weapons Element, loads a live Mark 82 bomb with the assistance of Senior Airman Perter Valela, weapons load crew member assigned to the 140th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Weapons Element, during exercise Northern Lightning at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, August 17, 2021. Northern Lightning is a full-spectrum Counterland training exercise hosted at Volk Field Air National Guard Base. The goal of the exercise is to provide a tailored, cost effective and realistic combat
RM2HGJ9J6–U.S. Marine Corps officer candidates with Lima Company, Platoon Leaders Class 2nd Increment, Alpha Company, and Delta Company, walk across the parade deck after completing Officer Candidates School (OCS) on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, Aug. 14, 2021. Friends and family in attendance show their support during the OCS Class-237 graduation and commissioning ceremony.
RM2HGHPK9–Utah Gov. Spencer Cox addresses members of the Utah Air National Guard, friends, and family as they celebrate the Utah ANG's 75th anniversary at their annual Wingman Day celebration at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City, Utah on Aug. 7, 2021. Wingman Day is an Air Force wide program which provides an opportunity for friends and family of service members to visit the base and learn about the mission.
RM2HGKB44–Master Sgt. Samuel Burke, Airman & Family Readiness Center readiness NCO, spreads mulch near the POW/MIA Monument at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Aug. 31. Volunteers helped to spread mulch, pick weeds and clean up the area prior to a 9/11 ceremony on Sept. 10 and a POW/MIA ceremony on Sept. 16.
RM2HGHRCR–U.S. Marines with Bridge Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, test wires as part of a Royal Thai Army-led training on how to locate and disarm open-circuit booby-traps during Exercise Cobra Gold 21 at Ta Mor Roi training area in Surin Province, Thailand, Aug. 6, 2021. Royal Thai and American Armed Forces worked together during the exercise to conduct landmine disposal operations, render-safe procedure training, and partnered medical response trauma training. This exercise is aligned with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Humanitarian Mine Action Program, which as
RM2HGJMHB–Recruits with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, complete fast roping as part of the company's rappel tower training Aug. 23 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. The fast rope is designed to build the confidence of recruits in preparing them to rappel of the rappel tower.
RM2HGHTN4–AGAT, Guam (Aug. 9, 2021) - Sailors from USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) and visiting Marines of Combat Logistics Regiment 17 (CLR-17) volunteered at the Agat Mayor’s Office to sort and package food commodities as part of the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), Aug. 9. In turn village mayor’s distribute the commodities to families in need and affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers packaged 400 bags of food commodities, which included items such as beans, rice, pasta, canned fruits, sauces, and canned meats. The commodities are made possible through, the Guam Department of Educa
RM2HGKABY–SANTA RITA, Guam (Sep. 1, 2021) Construction Electrician 3rd Class Adrian Prather and Utilitiesman Constructionman Ladarryl Body, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 Detachment Guam, excavate at the Outhouse Conversion project. NMCB 1 Detachment Guam is forward-deployed to execute construction, humanitarian assistance, theater security cooperation, and support Fleet maneuver in the U.S. 7th Fleet areas of operation.
RM2HGJCC2–U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chelsea Castleberry, an emergency manager from the 445th Civil Engineer Squadron, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, uses a hemostat to collect a vegetation sample Aug. 17, 2021, at Big Sandy Lake, Wisconsin. The emergency managers were gathering baseline samples from the training area during exercise PATRIOT WARRIOR 2021.
RM2HGJMA3–U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. James Housley, a machine gunner with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, instructs a class on the functions of an M240B machine gun aboard amphibious transport dock USS Portland (LPD 27), Aug. 23, 2021. Portland, part of the USS Essex Amphibious Ready Group, along with the 11th MEU, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
RM2HGJWK9–U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Reinaldo Brown, 909th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels a U.S. Marine Attack Squadron 211 F-35B Lightning II, assigned to the United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group, during a Large Scale Global Exercise 21 mission over the western Pacific Ocean, Aug. 24, 2021. LSGE 21 participants have the opportunity to further enhance their capability and proficiency to respond to shared challenges as part of a joint or combined effort.
RM2HGJ4XR–Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division mobilize on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. August 13, 2021. The 82nd Abn. Div. rapidly deployed during an operation with the United States Central Command.
RM2HGJ67C–U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Scott Greco, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Operations and Training noncommissioned officer in charge, from the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), instructs Senior Airman Devan Siler, 6th CES EOD Airman, during a training exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, Aug. 13, 2021. Communication amongst EOD Airmen at MacDill AFB is a key component for having mission success due to the hazardous nature of the career field.
RM2HGHM2J–US Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 prepare to arm an active F-35B Lightning II aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth in the Indo-Pacific on August 05, 2021. A historical first for HMS Queen Elizabeth, rearming and refueling active aircraft allows Marines to increase sortie generation, providing commanders increased options. This training underscores the unique advantages and opportunities which Carrier Strike Group 21 provides the US Marine Corps, US Navy, and Royal Navy and our commitment to shared security.
RM2HGJ191–210810-N-RP125-1002 DILI, Timor-Leste (August 10, 2021) Builder 3rd Class Brandon Williams, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, measures rebar to cut for the construction of a four-room schoolhouse in Baucau, Timor-Leste. The U.S. Navy Seabees with NMCB-5 are building the schoolhouse in support of the local Ministry of Education. NMCB-5 is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, supporting a free and open Indo-Pacific, strengthening our network of allies and partners, and providing general engineering and civil support to joint operational forces. Homeported ou
RM2HGJBRK–Lt. Col. Bert Rakdham, left, test group head, Marine Corps Operational Test & Evaluation Activity and Lt. Cmdr. Fernando Bellard, executive officer, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 1st Amphibious Battalion, Brazilian Marine Corps, observe a field testing assessment of the Ultra-Light Tactical Vehicle, Aug. 16, 2021, at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, CA. The Marine Corps is taking the opportunity during these tests to share institutional knowledge and organizational best practices with the Brazilian Marines in order to build stronger partnerships with our allies.
RM2HGJCYH–210817-N-QR052-1004 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 17, 2021) A member from the U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 107 checks the frequency on a radio in support of Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) on the bridge aboard Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6). Jackson is deployed in support of the OMSI program, a secretary of defense, program leveraging Department of Defense assets transiting the region to increase the Coast Guard’s maritime domain awareness, ultimately supporting its maritime law enforcement operations in Oceania.
RM2HGJ9ED–U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, Pope Army Airfield, N.C., prepare their gear to board a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., August 14, 2021. C-17s are being deployed in order to move U.S. military personnel to the Middle East to help provide safe and secure movement of U.S. personnel and Afghan Special Immigration Visa civilians.
RM2HGKA0E–A competitor engages his target during the Combat Rifle Forward Assault match of the 50th Winston P. Wilson and the 30th Armed Forces Skill at Arms Championships, hosted by the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center, held at the Robinson Joint Maneuver Training Center, North Little Rock, Ark. on Aug. 31, 2021.
RM2HGHMP4–U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Keene, 501st Combat Support Wing command chief, greets attendees during his retirement ceremony at Royal Air Force Alconbury, England, June 8, 2021. Pathfinders said farewell to Chief Keene who dedicated nearly 30 years of service to the U.S. Air Force.
RM2HGHWNE–A sniper empties the chamber on his rifle after shooting a long distance target during the 2021 Best Sniper Team Competition at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Aug. 12, 2021. The 2021 European Sniper Team Competition is a U.S. Army Europe and Africa-directed, 7th Army Training Command hosted contest of skill that includes 14 participating NATO allies and partner nations at 7th ATC's Hohenfels Training Area, August 8-14. The European Best Sniper Team Competition is designed to improve professionalism and enhance esprit de corps.
RM2HGJ76W–Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Schaefer, 8th Fighter Wing command chief, talks with members of the 8th Security Forces Squadron during an 8th SFS immersion at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 13, 2021. During the immersion, Shaefer was shown a variety of 8th SFS capabilities to include vehicle inspections with the K-9 team, gate guard, and the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS).
RM2HGKAM5–Three B-2 Spirit bombers taxi into place on the flight line following a flight Aug. 31, 2021, as part of the stealth bomber’s first Bomber Task Force Europe deployment to Keflavik Air Base, Iceland. Operations out of the Arctic region allows the world’s only stealth bomber fleet to be ready for any mission, anywhere in the world at any time.
RM2HGHR30–210807-N-HS181-1009 PACIFIC OCEAN (August 7, 2021) A Sailor loads an M240B light machine gun on the fantail of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), August 7, 2021. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (CVCSG), led by Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, is deployed in support of global maritime security operations.
RM2HGJDR8–U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Mario Terenas, the 10th Mountain Division command sergeant major, conducts aerial gunnery with 2-10 Assault Helicopter Battalion on Fort Drum, NY Aug. 18, 2021. The aerial gunnery consisted of shooting a M240H out of an UH-60M Black Hawk, hitting ground targets.
RM2HGJKC5–Sfc. Abimelec Santiago and Spc. Christopher Miller of 1-228 Alpha Company, along with Spc. Chrystian Costa of 225Mp Co, Help offload Cargo from a Blackhawk at secured location, Haiti, Aug. 21, 2021. Joint Task Force-Bravo, Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, at the Request of U.S. Southern Command Joint Task Force Haiti, service members deployed to support relief efforts for the people of Haiti after the nation was hit by the earthquake Aug. 14.
RM2HGK2KB–Members of the 914th Force Support Squadron, Niagara Falls Air reserve Station, New York, participated in a training exercise as part of the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Force Support Contingency Training – Mortuary Course at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Aug. 27, 2021. The course prepares force support personnel for supporting the mortuary mission during future taskings.
RM2HGK354–210827-N-AC165-0011 NORFOLK, Va. (August 27, 2021) – Military Sealift Command in the Atlantic (MSCLANT) changed hands when Navy Capt. Daniel E. Broadhurst relieved Navy Capt. Janice G. Smith as commodore of Norfolk-based Military Sealift Command Atlantic during a change of command ceremony held aboard USNS Comfort at Naval Station Norfolk, August 27, 2021. One hundred guests comprising of family, friends and MSCLANT staff attended the ceremony.
RM2HGHKY9–Master Sgt. Christin Foley, U.S. Air Force Band of Flight vocalist, performs the national anthem Aug. 5, 2021, before country star Chris Janson’s concert at Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, Ohio. The concert was part of the Dayton Development Coalition’s Hometown Heroes program.
RM2HGHFTW–Lance Cpl. Joseph Livigne, a landing support specialist assigned to Combat Logistic Battalion 26, II Marine Expeditionary Force, supports landing craft, air cushions (LCAC) operations aboard the Wasp-Class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during Large Scale Exercise (LSE) 2021, July 31, 2021. LSE 2021 demonstrates the Navy’s ability to employ precise, lethal, and overwhelming force globally across three naval component commands, five numbered fleets, and 17 time zones. LSE 2021 merges live and synthetic training capabilities to create an intense, robust training environment. It wi
RM2HGK024–Brig. Gen. Douglas Lowrey speaks to distinguished visitors and guests present and online for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command Field Directorate Office-Fort Sam Houston change of command ceremony Aug. 26 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Col. Toney Stephenson assumed command of FDO-Fort Sam Houston from Col. Jason Jefferis during the ceremony officiated by Lowrey, the MICC commanding general. FDO-Fort Sam Houston is one of two directorates subordinate to the MICC.
RM2HGJAC6–A sermon is given by Chaplain (Capt.) Pamela Hartsell, 914th Air Refueling Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York, Aug. 15, 2021, at Young Air Assault Strip, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. The chapel service focused on feeling hopeful by trying to find purpose even through the low points in one’s life.
RM2HGJ03D–210810-N-LK647-0073 GULF OF GUINEA (Aug. 10, 2021) Ships assigned to the Nigerian Navy sail in formation with the Expeditionary Sea Base Hershel 'Woody' Williams (ESB 4) during a three-day maritime engagement, Aug. 10, 2021. Hershel 'Woody' Williams is conducting a maritime security capability exercise to build on its existing partnership with the Nigerian Navy and joint interoperability operations with allies and partners in support of U.S. national interests and security in Africa and the Gulf of Guinea.
RM2HGHF7B–U.S. Congressman Michael Waltz (Florida District 6) discusses Operation Allies Refuge functional details and progression with members from the Department of State, Department of Defense, and other Congressional delegation members Aug. 2, 2021 on Fort Lee, Virginia. U.S. Northern Command, in support of U.S. Department of State, is the lead in providing transportation, medical screening and temporary housing for Afghan special immigrant applicants recently relocated to the United States to complete the final steps of the immigration process. This initiative follows through on America's commitme
RM2HGHFKR–U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Derek Jones, a grenadier with 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, fires at targets on Range 130 Kilo during the division rifle squad competition on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Califorina, Aug. 3, 2021. The competition was designed to test the Marines’ skills and determine the best squad within 4th MarDiv as well as raise the standard of tactical excellence throughout the division. Marine Forces Reserve units have continuously employed Reserve Marines and sailors since 2001.
RM2HGJ7BY–PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 13, 2021) U.S. Sailors assigned to amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), stand in formation during a memorial service honoring Chief Electrician’s Mate Stuart Hedley aboard Pearl Harbor, Aug. 13. Hedley served in the U.S. Navy for over twenty years and survived attack at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941. Marines and Sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) are underway conducting routine operations.
RM2HGJBA2–Capt. Carrie Schwartz, 15th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintenance operations officer, explains the meaning behind the design of the new Legacy Wall display inside the maintenance building at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, August 16, 2021. One side of the wall represents Hawaiian heritage by displaying the islands and the word “Lokahi” meaning the value of teamwork, collaboration, harmony, and unity.
RM2HGHM77–PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 5, 2021) Rear Adm. Eric Ruttenburg, chief engineer, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, salutes side boys during a visit to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is underway conducting routine operations in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations.
RM2HGHN9X–210806-N-LK647-0001 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 6, 2021) Chief Boatswain's Mate Guillermo A. Lang, right, demonstrates proper wear of a dixie cup during an abandon ship drill aboard the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel 'Woody' Williams (ESB 4), Aug. 6, 2021. Hershel 'Woody' Williams is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa.
RM2HGK8E2–Paratroopers and families participate in the All American Family Fun Run at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 30, 2021. (Photos by Spc. Hunter Garcia)
RM2HGJ4RN–(Left to Right) Lt. Col. Randy Lutz, the incoming commander of the Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site, addresses the unit for the first time after the passing of the colors during change of command ceremony at Fort Indiantown Gap, on August 12, 2021. The ceremony represented the passing of the command of EAATS from Col. Keith Graham, the outgoing commander, to Lutz
RM2HGHYEJ–Inter-American Defense College Leadership greeted Ecuadorian dignitaries for a Ecuadorian Independence Day event hosted by students at the IADC on Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., Aug. 10, 2021. IADC students celebrate the Independence Day of all nations represented by students with a presentation about the country and food from the same.
RM2HGJ560–A member of the Marine Corps shooting team explains different stabilization techniques with the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle during a live-fire range at Weapons Training Battalion, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, Aug. 12, 2021. The Marine Corps shooting team hosted hands-on training with the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle with the Leupold TS-30A2 Mark 4 MR/T riflescope for a look at the new annual rifle qualification. The Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Symposium provided the range for sergeants major, master gunnery sergeants and U.S. Navy command master chiefs, as part of a week-long
RM2HGHNRE–The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron 'Thunderbirds' performs a practice demonstration over the skies of Ypsilanti, Michigan August 6, 2021. The team usually performs practice demonstrations the day prior to an airshow.
RM2HGJD37–210817-N-N3764-0105 VALPARAISO, Chile (Aug. 17, 2021) – Chilean Navy divers explain their capabilities to U.S. Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 during a subject matter expert exchange in Valparaiso, Chile as part of Southern Partnership Station 2021 (SPS 21), Aug. 17, 2021. Southern Partnership Station is an annual series of U.S. Navy deployments, focused on subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation militaries and security forces in the Caribbean, Central, and South America to improve interoperability and operational readiness.
RM2HGJ3D7–An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, during an Air Force Global Strike Command operational test, Aug. 11. The vehicle impacted in a pre-established target zone roughly 4,200 miles away near the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command’s Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. During these tests, RTS personnel provide cradle-to-grave support for every mission, which includes requirements definition for the test, environmental impact assessment, r
RM2HGKB2W–210830-N-RQ186-1060 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Aug. 30, 2021) Dan Bramos, of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Experimentation Office, shows Admiral John F. Meier, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic (CNAL), the Augmented Reality Remote Maintenance Support Service (ARRMSS) headset, developed by NAWCAD Lakehurst during an equipment demonstration. The demonstrations were used to highlight the future capability of support equipment. CNAL is responsible for six nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, 54 aircraft squadrons, 1,200 aircraft and 48,000 officers, enlisted and civilian perso
RM2HGHGHT–U.S. Soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division prepare for a static-line jump out of a C-17 Globemaster III over Indonesia during Exercise Garuda Shield 21, Aug. 4, 2021. Garuda Shield 21 is a joint-exercise with the Tentara Nasional Indonesia (Indonesian Armed Forces) intent on increasing airborne interoperability by conducting Airborne Operations into Indonesia.
RM2HGK4ME–U.S. Army Soldiers from the 557th Medical Company Area Support, 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 30th Medical Brigade, help set-up tents and other facilities at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, in preparation for the arrival of qualified travelers from Afghanistan, August 27, 2021. Soldiers from the 557th MCAS were called to duty on Sunday and on the ground in Kosovo by Tuesday. The Department of Defense and Department of State are committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan.
RM2HGJ6DD–U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Operators assigned to the 24th Special Operations Wing and a Flight Doctor assigned to the 352d Special Operations Wing, conducts Tactical Combat Casualty Care training with Ukrainian Air Force members in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, Aug. 13, 2021. The 352d Special Operations Wing deployed to Ukraine to demonstrate commitment in the Black Sea region by strengthening relationships and combined capability.
RM2HGHNK7–U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Darljp V. Agcaoili, a combat engineer with Bridge Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, participates in a Thai-led non-live-fire training on how to disarm and recover an M16A1 anti-personnel mine during Exercise Cobra Gold 21 in Surin Province, Thailand, Aug. 6, 2021. Royal Thai and American Armed Forces worked together during the exercise to conduct landmine disposal operations, render-safe procedure training, and partnered medical response trauma training. This exercise is aligned with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Humanitarian M
RM2HGJDMP–U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Starr, U.S. Army Parachute Team, makes a parachute landing at the team’s training facility near Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 19 Aug. 2021.
RM2HGHGWC–U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Joseph Clancy, 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron commander, gives remarks during the EECS Change of Command Ceremony at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug 3, 2021. Clancy assumed command of the 41st EECS from Maj. David T. Brown earlier in the ceremony.
RM2HGJ1P0–General Patton interns enrolled in the Master Educator Course (MEC) at the University of Louisville meet for a luncheon to learn about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Louisville Ky., Aug. 10, 2021. |
RM2HGJKGN–A spotlight illuminates the ice on the Beaufort Sea ahead of Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) while en route to the Northwest Passage on Sept. 1, 2021. Healy’s crew deployed to the Arctic to conduct Coast Guard missions, strengthen international partnerships, demonstrate our commitment to ensuring a safe and secure Arctic, and support oceanographic research with the international science community.
RM2HGJHR9–Engineers train on the Javelin Close Combat Weapon System over a three-day course in August. The Javelin is a man-portable weapon that can defeat a broad spectrum of close combat threats providing fire-and-forget technology which allows Soldiers the opportunity to engage a second target.
RM2HGKB9X–A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165 (Rein.), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, takes off from the flight deck of amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), Aug. 31, 2021. Pearl Harbor, part of the USS Essex Amphibious Ready Group, along with the 11th MEU, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
RM2HGK5YM–210828-N-MD802-1206 CARIBBEAN SEA -(Aug. 28, 2021) — A U.S Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter, assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment conducts deck landing qualifications aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), Aug. 28, 2021. Arlington is deployed to U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet to support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) efforts in Haiti following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Aug. 14, 2021.
RM2HGJ5E1–CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 13, 2021) U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Rebecca Ronquillo (right), from Boothwyn, Pa., and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Mitchell Landon, from Buffalo, N.Y., both assigned to Michaud Expeditionary Medical Facility, prepare COVID-19 vaccine supplies for a COVID-19 vaccine administration on base, August 13, 2021. Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ) serves as an expeditionary base for U.S. military forces providing support to ships, aircraft, and personnel that ensure security throughout Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia. CLDJ enables maritime and combat operati
RM2HGJYTG–Members of the 147th Attack Wing prepare to load a MQ-9 Reaper on to a C-5 Galaxy at Ellington Field as they prepare to depart for Ample Strike 21. AMSE 21 is a Czech Republic-led, multi-national live exercise that supports the NATO Military Training Exercise Program and is scheduled from Sept. 6-18, 2021, that offers advanced Air/Land Integration Training to Joint Terminal Attack Controllers in coordination with MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft. During the exercise, aircraft and participants will conduct day and night operations in the Czech Republic to improve NATO allies
RM2HGHP0H–PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 6, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Delano Glass, a food service specialist with Combat Logistics Battalion 11, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares food for Marines and Sailors aboard amphibious transport dock USS Portland (LPD 27), Aug. 6. Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU and Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) are underway conducting routine operations in U.S. 3rd Fleet.
RM2HGK1W8–U.S. Army Soldiers Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Groves, assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, practices rifle marksmanship with a Chilean soldier from the 3rd Mountain Division at the Chilean Army Mountain School in Rio Blanco, Chile Aug. 26, 2021.
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