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U.S. Marines Complete Emergency Relief Operations in Mindanao
February 15, 2024
U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, and Philippine Air Force service members offload Department of Social Welfare and Development family food packs from a KC-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Davao International Airport, Davao City, Philippines, Feb. 12, 2024. At the request of the Government of the Philippines, the U.S. Marines of III Marine Expeditionary Force are supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development in providing foreign humanitarian assistance to the ongoing disaster relief mission in Mindanao. The forward presence and ready posture of III MEF assets in the region facilitated rapid and effective response to crisis, demonstrating the U.S.’s commitment to Allies and partners during times of need. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Savannah Mesimer)

Readout of U.S., South Korea Nuclear Consultative Group Framework Signing
February 14, 2024

Many Nations, One Effort: Cope North 24
February 14, 2024
U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off in support of Exercise Cope North 24 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 2, 2024. This year's iteration included service members from the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, South Korea and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Koby Mitchell)

Statement from NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson Marking the Two-Year Anniversary of the Indo-Pacific Strategy
February 13, 2024

PACAF welcomes new commander
February 13, 2024
Photo of a Change of Command ceremony

U.S. Coast Guard, Navy Helicopter Squadron execute critical medical evacuation of Filipino mariner offshore of Saipan
February 12, 2024

U.S. Marines Deliver Emergency Relief to Mindanao
February 12, 2024
U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, unload equipment from a KC-130J Super Hercules aircraft in preparation to transport Department of Social Welfare and Development family food packs at Villamor Airbase, Philippines, Feb. 11, 2024. At the request of the Government of the Philippines, the U.S. Marines of III Marine Expeditionary Force are supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development in providing foreign humanitarian assistance to the ongoing disaster relief mission in Mindanao. The forward presence and ready posture of III MEF assets in the region facilitated rapid and effective response to crisis, demonstrating the U.S.’s commitment to Allies and partners during times of need. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Savannah Mesimer)

Mountain Dragons improve mission readiness during rotational deployment to Korea
February 9, 2024
American Soldiers from the Fort Drum, New York-based 59th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Company (Hazardous Response) participate in the Advanced Chemical Biological Course on Camp Humphreys, South Korea. A mobile training team from the Special Programs Division on Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, conducted the course. Courtesy photo.

Japan, U.S. Army Conduct Cold Weather Training During North Wind 2024
February 9, 2024
U.S. Paratroopers from Blackfoot Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade, 11th Airborne Division give a demonstration of sniper rifle marksmanship training on M110A1 Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper Systems to Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) members with 28th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade, Northern Army during North Wind 24, Jan. 25, 2024 on JGSDF Hokudai-en Training Area in Chitose, Hokkaido. On Jan. 24, 2024 both the JGSDF members and U.S. Paratroopers showed each other the standard operating procedures for their respective sniper teams to prepare for this live-fire training. North Wind is a bilateral cold-weather field training exercise held between the U.S. Army and JGSDF where the allies exchange tactics and techniques; this year’s exercise is the 31st North Wind.

Philippines, US partner in Maritime Cooperative Activity in South China Sea
February 9, 2024
The Philippine Navy ship BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PS-15) sails with the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) during a maritime cooperate activity exercise in the South China Sea Feb. 9.

U.S., Japan and Australia Conduct Trilateral Operations
February 8, 2024
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113), sails with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Sazanami (DD 113) and Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Warramunga (FFH 152) during trilateral operations in the South China Sea, Feb. 7.

Statement From Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on a Helicopter Crash in California
February 8, 2024

Responders conduct successful pollution training, supporting Guam's spill response readiness
February 8, 2024
Responders deploy equipment for an oil spill response certification course required under the Code of Federal Regulations for First Responder Operations Level Training on Jan. 18, 2024, in Guam, focused on operational requirements for responding to pollution spills, particularly with oil spill recovery organizations. They deployed over 450 feet of boom and utilized equipment like drum skimmers following a geographic response strategy outlined in the Area Contingency Plan, a comprehensive strategy for responding to environmental disasters in specific geographic regions, which is important for effective preparedness and response activities. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Whip Blacklaw)

Andersen hosts Security Forces Key Leader Engagement during Pacific Defender
February 7, 2024
Leaders from U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self Defense Force, Philippine Air Force, Indonesian Air Force, German Air Force, Royal Air Force, and Republic of Singapore Air Force gather for a group photo after a Security Forces Key Leader Engagement meeting during Pacific Defender at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Jan. 30, 2024. The purpose of the KLE meeting is to enhance interpersonal relationships among attendees, and provide networking opportunities for multilateral partnerships and allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Audree Campbell)

51st FW concludes Beverly Midnight 24-1
February 7, 2024
U.S. Air Force Airman Gavyn Hinojosa, left, and Airman 1st Class Candace Yates, 731st Air Mobility Squadron passenger service representatives, assess and discuss simulated damage to infrastructure from an unexploded ordnance during Beverly Midnight 24-1 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 30, 2024. The Airmen of the 51st Fighter Wing continuously train to maintain the high level of full-spectrum readiness required to execute the mission proficiently and effectively. BM24-1 is a routine training event that tests the military capabilities across the peninsula, allowing combined and joint training at both the operational and tactical levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany Russell)

Mountain Dragons improve mission readiness during rotational deployment to Korea
February 7, 2024
American Soldiers from the Fort Drum, New York-based 59th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Company (Hazardous Response) participate in the Advanced Chemical Biological Course on Camp Humphreys, South Korea. A mobile training team from the Special Programs Division on Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, conducted the course. Courtesy photo.

AUKUS Defense Scientists Test Robotic Vehicles
February 6, 2024

U.S. Coast Guard supports joint cast and recovery training in Guam
February 6, 2024
U.S. Army Scouts stand for a photo with U.S. Coast Guard members with a U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter over Apra Harbor, Guam, on Feb. 1, 2024. In a demonstration of inter-service cooperation and expertise, the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor's 45-foot Response Boat-Medium supported an intricate cast and recovery training exercise. This vital training involved collaboration with the U.S. Army Scouts from the 3rd Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry Raiders of the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), 25th Infantry Division, and the U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 - the "Island Knights," based at Andersen Air Force Base. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Josiah Moss)

Multinational Allies and partners conduct elephant walk during Cope North 24
February 5, 2024
Multinational partners conduct an elephant walk as part of Cope North 2024 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 5, 2024. Cope North enhances U.S. relationships and interoperability with our regional Allies and partners by providing the opportunity to exchange information and improve shared tactics to better integrate multilateral defense capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gerald R. Willis)

U.S. Coast Guard strengthens ties with the Marshall Islands Sea Patrol, Australian Pacific Maritime Security Program in Majuro
February 5, 2024
In Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands, on Jan. 26, 2024, U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam's Cmdr. Ryan Crose, response department head, and Lt. Cmdr. Christine Igisomar, COFA maritime advisor, stand for a photo with Lt. Cmdr. Lachlan Sommerville, the Royal Australian Navy's Maritime Security Advisor to the RMI Sea Patrol, and members of the RMI Sea Patrol. This visit marks a continuation of efforts to enhance the U.S. Coast Guard's positive relationship with the Marshall Islands, particularly its maritime law enforcement entity, the RMI Sea Patrol. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)