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US, Philippines conclude Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama
Philippine Navy Commodore Nichols Driz, Commander, Naval Forces Northern Luzon, delivers remarks at the closing ceremony of Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2018 aboard Philippine Navy ship BRP Tarlac (LD-601). The week-long engagement focuses on the full spectrum of naval capabilities and is designed to stre ...More
U.S., Vanuatu share medical and disaster response expertise during PAC ANGEL 18-3
Vanuatu Mobile Force personnel, Vanuatu Ministry of Health professionals and nongovernmental organization personnel from Luganville, Espiritu Santo Island and Tanna, Tanna Island, Vanuatu, attend a subject matter exchange on vector-borne disease control as part of Pacific Angel (PAC ANGEL) 18-3 in Luganville, Vanuatu, ...More
HSC-25 Rescues Commercial Mariner Off Guam
Aircrewmen from the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 evacuate a mariner in distress from a commercial cargo ship near Guam. HSC-25 provides a multi-mission rotary wing capability for units in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations and maintains a Guam-based 24-hour search and rescue and medic ...More
U.S., Vanuatu share medical and disaster response expertise during PAC ANGEL 18-3
U.S. Army Spc. Marlee Nelson, U.S. Army Public Health Command Pacific preventive medicine specialist, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., shows a group of vector-borne disease control professionals from Luganville, Vanuatu, a mosquito U.V. light trap during a subject matter exchange as part of Pacific Angel (PAC ANGEL) 18 ...More
35 FW guidon passed to new commander
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Todd A. Doizer, Fifth Air Force vice commander, left, and Col. Kristopher W. Struve, 35th Fighter Wing commander, right, pause for a photo during the passing of the guidon at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 16, 2018. The guidon symbolizes the relinquishment of command from the outgoing commander ...More
RIMPAC disaster relief drill trains and certifies military, civilian organizations
Two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters depart Ford Island after dropping off supplies during humanitarian assistance disaster relief training as part of exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Au ...More
JASDF Surgeon General Visits PACAF
Charles Nicholls, U.S. Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) historian, gives Koukuu Jieitai, Japan Air Self Defense Force, Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, Koku Jieitai Surgeon General, a tour of the PACAF Headquarters building at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, July 11, 2018. During Bekku’s visit, he met with U.S. Air Force Col. ...More
USS Chief Pulls into Hakodate
USS Chief (MCM 14) pulls into Hakodate for a goodwill mission. Chief’s crew will be meeting the citizens, sightseeing, shopping, enjoying the local cuisine and cultural attractions, and learning more about the scenic and historic area of Hakodate.
Bleeding blue: Misawa maintenance officer's dreams comes true
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Jessica Dacpano, the 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit officer in charge, poses for a photo at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 11, 2018. Aircraft maintenance officers are responsible for the repair of disabled aircraft and ground equipment. As a child, Dacpano knew she wanted to be in the military, co ...More
Rear Adm. Steve Koehler
Rear Adm. Steve Koehler, Director for Operations
Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force fire a Japanese Type 12 Surface-to-Ship Missile (SSM-12) at the ex-USS Racine (LST-1191), positioned at sea, during a missile exercise July 11 at Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. This marks the first time land-based units have participated in a live-fire event during RIMPAC. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five 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 lanes and security of the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force fire a Japanese Type 12 Surface-to-Ship Missile (SSM-12) at the ex-USS Racine (LST-1191), positioned at sea, during a missile exercise July 11 at Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. T ...More
U.S. Army soldiers fire a volley of rockets from a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) at the ex-USS Racine (LST-1191), positioned at sea, during a missile exercise July 11 at Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. This marks the first time land-based units have participated in a live-fire event during RIMPAC. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five 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 lanes and security of the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
U.S. Army soldiers fire a volley of rockets from a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) at the ex-USS Racine (LST-1191), positioned at sea, during a missile exercise July 11 at Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. This ma ...More
Veterans Reflect on First Battle of Korean War; Receive Honors from City They Protected
Richard Salazar shares photos of his father, and Task Force Smith member, Sgt. Richard Salazar, Sr., with Osan City Mayor Kwak Sang-wook at the 68th TF Smith Memorial ceremony, July 6. Each year, the city of Osan commemorates the U.S. Soldiers who came to the defense of South Korea, and more specifically, Osan, to bloc ...More
'Exciting, Crucial' Time in Artificial intelligence Development, Official Tells Innovation Board
Brendan McCord, the head of machine learning at Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, discusses artificial intelligence and how it can transform the Defense Department during a Defense Innovation Board meeting at DIUx headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., July 11, 2018.
Senator McCain joins USS John S. McCain Namesake
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer speaks during a ceremony aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) to induct U.S. Sen. John S. McCain III into the ship's official namesake, July 12, 2018. Expanding the namesake to include Senator McCain honors his family's three generations of dedicated s ...More
Inside the Infantry Immersion Trainer Executing Rim of the Pacific
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Austin Mellick, a fireteam leader with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, provides security at an Infantry Immersion Trainer (IIT) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 10, 2018. The IIT provided the Marines with “hands on” practi ...More
Secretary of the Navy, US Forces Japan, III MEF Leadership Visit Iwakuni
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Richard Fuerst, commanding officer Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, and Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer, tour MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, July 12, 2018. MCAS Iwakuni is home to approximately half of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing that is headquartered on Okinawa, elements of the 3rd Marin ...More
Ronald Reagan Strike Group Conducts Air Defense Exercise
Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Anjelica Salas, from Sacramento, right, observes Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Briaunna Macari, from Peculiar, Missouri, directs an F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, on the flight deck of the Navy's forward-deployed aircr ...More
Japan Honors the Fallen
Gen. Koji Yamazaki, chief of staff, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force renders honors during an Army Full Honors Wreath-Laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, July 10, 2018.
7th Fleet Aircraft Locates Missing Mariners in Indian Ocean
In this file photo, a P-8A Poseidon assigned to the Skinny Dragons of Patrol Squadron (VP) 4 flies over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Aug. 29, 2017.Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Stri ...More
US, Philippines conclude Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama
U.S., Vanuatu share medical and disaster response expertise during PAC ANGEL 18-3
HSC-25 Rescues Commercial Mariner Off Guam
U.S., Vanuatu share medical and disaster response expertise during PAC ANGEL 18-3
35 FW guidon passed to new commander
RIMPAC disaster relief drill trains and certifies military, civilian organizations
JASDF Surgeon General Visits PACAF
USS Chief Pulls into Hakodate
Bleeding blue: Misawa maintenance officer's dreams comes true
Rear Adm. Steve Koehler
Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force fire a Japanese Type 12 Surface-to-Ship Missile (SSM-12) at the ex-USS Racine (LST-1191), positioned at sea, during a missile exercise July 11 at Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. This marks the first time land-based units have participated in a live-fire event during RIMPAC. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five 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 lanes and security of the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
U.S. Army soldiers fire a volley of rockets from a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) at the ex-USS Racine (LST-1191), positioned at sea, during a missile exercise July 11 at Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. This marks the first time land-based units have participated in a live-fire event during RIMPAC. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five 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 lanes and security of the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
Veterans Reflect on First Battle of Korean War; Receive Honors from City They Protected
'Exciting, Crucial' Time in Artificial intelligence Development, Official Tells Innovation Board
Senator McCain joins USS John S. McCain Namesake
Inside the Infantry Immersion Trainer Executing Rim of the Pacific
Secretary of the Navy, US Forces Japan, III MEF Leadership Visit Iwakuni
Ronald Reagan Strike Group Conducts Air Defense Exercise
Japan Honors the Fallen
7th Fleet Aircraft Locates Missing Mariners in Indian Ocean
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Major General James S. Hartsell, USMC

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