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SMWDC Mine Warfare Division Certified as Theater Mine Warfare Commander
In this file photo, a diver from the Royal Navy Fleet Diving Unit 2 (FDU 2) swims through kelp while evaluating boat lanes during mine warfare operations in support of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in the Southern California (SOCAL) area of operations, July 11. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, ...More
F-16s train at Draughon Range, showcase readiness to 600
A combination of energetic materials, known as a ‘Hollywood shot,’ explodes at Draughon Range during Range Day near Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 12, 2018. The shot simulates explosions seen from cinematic movies. Range Day is a yearly event, coordinated by the 35th Operations Support Squadron, allowing Misawa personnel ...More
RQ-21A Blackjack first flight in Hawaii
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3 conducts the first flight of an RQ-21A Blackjack on Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Oct. 15, 2018. The arrival of the Blackjack increases the capability of Marine Aircraft Group-24 and the Hawaii-based MAGTF.
Freeman Hall closure ceremony marks final 2ID milestone at CRC Command
Soldiers and Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S. Combined Division, march back to Freeman Hall, while carrying the U.S. and ROK flags during the 2ID/RUCD’s Freeman Hall closure ceremony Oct. 16. The 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S. Combined Division’s Freeman Hall clos ...More
USS Shoup departs Fiji following port visit
Cmdr. Andy Strickland, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86), exchanges gifts with Capt. Humphrey Tawake, commander of the Fiji Navy, during an office call. Shoup is participating in the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) program, a Secretary of Defense program leveraging Depart ...More
U.S. Secretary of Defense Makes Second Visit to Vietnam in 2018, Highlights Growing U.S.-Vietnam Partnership
U.S.. Secretary of Defense James Mattis visiting the Bien Hoa Airbase, Oct. 17, 2018. Mattis’ visit highlighted the significant growth in the comprehensive partnership between the United States and Vietnam by visiting the Bien Hoa Airbase, Vietnam.
No Hesitation on the Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques
U.S. Marines conduct helicopter rope suspension techniques training at Camp Schwab, Okinawa on Japan, Oct. 12, 2018. HRST allows Marines to be inserted in locations where aircraft cannot safely land, such as mountain faces and difficult terrain. The Marines are with 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company is apart of III ...More
USS Shoup hosts dignitaries during Fiji shipboard reception
Cmdr. Andy Strickland, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86), Ambassador Yogesh Karan; Osea Naitura Cawaru, Minister of Defense, National Security and Immigration; and Charge d' Affaires Michael Goldman cut a cake commemorating American-Fiji relations on the flight deck during a receptio ...More
The Marine Corps Combat Pistol Program
U.S. Marines with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group examine their shot groups during pistol qualification at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 6, 2018. Pistol qualification is required annually to sustain the skills of pistol marksmanship.
1-207th Arctic Eagles clutch on to new commander
Lt. Col. Michele Edwards assumes command of 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment from Lt. Col. Robert Seymour during a change of command ceremony at the National Guard armory, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska Oct. 13, 2018. During the ceremony Seymour received the Meritorious Service Medal and was inducted int ...More
Senior U.S. Official Meets with Lao Government to Discuss Indo-Pacific Strategy
Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) Walter Douglas from the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs met with Deputy Minister Thongphat Inthavong from the Ministry of Energy and Mines to discuss ways to continue to expand high-value U.S. investment in the Lao economy.
USS Shoup Conducts Fiji Port Visit as part of OMSI Deployment
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) pulls into the Port of Suva, Fiji, during a port visit, Oct. 14, 2018. Shoup is currently participating in the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) program, a Secretary of Defense program leveraging Department of Defense assets transiting the re ...More
.S. Navy Divers Recover Oil from Wrecked WWII Prinz Eugen
Navy divers from Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, embarked aboard USNS Salvor (T-ARS-52), remove fuel oil from the capsized World War II German cruiser Prinz Eugen. The safe extraction of an estimated 250,000 gallons of fuel oil from Prinz Eugen began Sept. 1 and involved nearly two dozen divers along with support ...More
Wild Weasel maintainers learn joint, multilateral tactics at Red Flag-Alaska 19-1
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kelsie Walls, a 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, communicates over a headset with a pilot prior to take-off during exercise RED FLAG-Alaska 19-1, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 9, 2018. Maintainers repaired jets alongside joint and multilateral partners from around the ...More
U.S. military, Japan Self-Defense Force prepare for exercise Keen Sword
In this file photo, a B-1 bomber from the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron leads a formation with fighters in front of U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships during exercise Keen Sword 17, which took place Oct. 30 to Nov. 11, 2016, in the Pacific Ocean. Keen Sword is a bilateral exercise between the Japa ...More
Pacific Ocean Division partnering with allies on topic of water
More than 40 participants from ten nations (Cambodia, Ethiopia, Korea, Laos PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the U.S.) participated in the 2018 Global Technical Exchange. Attendees visited some of Korea's state of the art water facilities to include visiting Korea Water Resources Corporation's W ...More
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Celebrates Navy's 243rd Birthday
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Command Master Chief Allen Keller, gives his remarks during the 243rd Navy Birthday Celebration held at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The theme for the Navy's 243rd birthday is "Forged by the Sea." The theme represents the aspirational outcome of every Sailor's journey in uniform and c ...More
Ronald Reagan Strike Group joins International Fleet Review
Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) render honors during a pass in review as part of the Republic of Korea navy to help enhance mutual trust and confidence with navies from around the world. Benfold is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in sup ...More
Combat Assault Battalion Deactivation
Marines with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division conduct a deactivation ceremony at Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan., Oct. 12, 2018. Combat Assault Battalion provided the role of an amphibious assault force in major conflicts since the birth of the unit on Feb. 16, 1942 during World War II.
Ronald Reagan Strike Group joins International Fleet Review
Adm. John Aquilino, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, shakes hands with Republic of Korea Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Sim, Seung-seob during an office call in Jeju. Aquilino is visiting the peninsula to observe the 2018 Republic of Korea International Fleet review as well as attend the 2018 Western Pacific Naval Symp ...More
SMWDC Mine Warfare Division Certified as Theater Mine Warfare Commander
F-16s train at Draughon Range, showcase readiness to 600
RQ-21A Blackjack first flight in Hawaii
Freeman Hall closure ceremony marks final 2ID milestone at CRC Command
USS Shoup departs Fiji following port visit
U.S. Secretary of Defense Makes Second Visit to Vietnam in 2018, Highlights Growing U.S.-Vietnam Partnership
No Hesitation on the Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques
USS Shoup hosts dignitaries during Fiji shipboard reception
The Marine Corps Combat Pistol Program
1-207th Arctic Eagles clutch on to new commander
Senior U.S. Official Meets with Lao Government to Discuss Indo-Pacific Strategy
USS Shoup Conducts Fiji Port Visit as part of OMSI Deployment
.S. Navy Divers Recover Oil from Wrecked WWII Prinz Eugen
Wild Weasel maintainers learn joint, multilateral tactics at Red Flag-Alaska 19-1
U.S. military, Japan Self-Defense Force prepare for exercise Keen Sword
Pacific Ocean Division partnering with allies on topic of water
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Celebrates Navy's 243rd Birthday
Ronald Reagan Strike Group joins International Fleet Review
Combat Assault Battalion Deactivation
Ronald Reagan Strike Group joins International Fleet Review
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PACOM disaster response exercise begins in Vietnam
Attendees gather for a group photo following an opening ceremony for the 2017 Lower Mekong Initiative Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange in Hue, Vietnam, Dec. 5, 2017. The Pacific Resilience series of exercises support U.S. Pacific Command's civil-military integration and Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief capabilities. The Lower Mekong Initiative Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange is just one of many exercises that ensure the United States is prepared to assist its global neighbors.

Photo by: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Corey Ray |  VIRIN: 171205-A-ZZ999-714.JPG