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Japanese Aviators Train to Survive Cold
March 17, 2016
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force aviators conduct flare-gun training during Winter Survival Training at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 9-11, 2016. Mandatory for all aviators and aircrew, the JMSDF conducts this training semi-annually, once in the summer and once in the winter. JMSDF members started the training by firing off a flare-gun and a pencil-gun, which is a smaller version of a flare gun. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson/Released)

Pennsylvania Guard Trains with Eighth Army
March 17, 2016

Exercise Cope Tiger 2016 Enhances Capabilities Through Teamwork
March 17, 2016
An E-3B Sentry, from the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, takes off during Exercise Cope Tiger 16, on Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, March 10, 2016. Exercise Cope Tiger is a multilateral field training exercise, involving over 1,200 personnel from the U.S., Thailand and Singapore. The purpose of this exercise is to improve readiness and interoperability between three countries and continue the growth of strong relationships within the Asia-Pacific Region. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released)

2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Fuelers Bolster Operations
March 17, 2016
CAMP Humphreys, Republic of Korea (March 15) - Sgt. Shaun Green (right), a petroleum supply specialist from Company A, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, refuels a light medium tactical vehicle and other tactical equipment during an exercise at Camp Humphreys.

Marines attend Legislation for Peace and Security Professional Military Education
March 17, 2016

665th Movement Control Team Exemplifies Teamwork at Pohang Railhead
March 16, 2016


Ashland Embarks US Marine Tanks and the Royal Australian Regiment for Exercise Ssang Yong 2016
March 16, 2016
GWANGYANG, Republic of Korea (Mar. 14, 2016) - A M1A1 Abram tank attached to Delta Company 1st Tank Battalion, 1st U.S. Marine Division is lifted by two
 pier side cranes onto amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) to prepare for the Assault Follow-On Echelon (AFOE) portion of Exercise Ssang Yong 2016 (SY16). Ashland is assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and is participating in SY16, a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by forward-deployed U.S. forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army Forces in order to strengthen our interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations-from disaster.

Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School Helps U.S. Government Lines of Effort in Nepal Implement "Total Package Approach"
March 16, 2016

Coast Guard Aircrew Returns Home Following Eastern Pacific Deployment
March 16, 2016
Crew members aboard an HC-130 Hercules airplane from Air Station Barbers Point monitor surveillance equipment for suspected of drug trafficking in the Eastern Pacific, Jan. 25, 2016. Military patrol aircraft search for drug traffickers around the clock in an attempt to reduce illegal drug activity in the region.

13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Explosive Ordnance Disposal Lights the Fuses during Exercise Ssang Yong 16
March 16, 2016
U.S. Marines Gunnery Sgt. Jordan Torcello and Staff Sgt. Zachary Rubemeyer, explosive ordnance disposal technicians with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, lay undetonated ordnance for a controlled detonation during Exercise Ssang Yong 16 on Suseongri live-fire range, Pohang, South Korea, March 13, 2016. Ssang Yong is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by U.S. forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army Forces in order to strengthen interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations.

Joint Senior Enlisted Advisers Work Toward Consistent Collaborative Efforts
March 16, 2016
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (Mar. 11, 2016) - Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Binford, the 8th Theater Sustainment Command senior enlisted adviser, met with other senior enlisted leaders from the Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard to enhance their knowledge of the command's capabilities.  The event consisted of a joint collaborative exchange, a walk-through of the 8th TSC Warrior Training Center and multiple capability demonstrations at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam pier.

Indo-Asian Partners Gather for Inaugural Port Opening Exercise in Cambodia
March 15, 2016
Joint, interagency and multinational sustainment experts gathered in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, March 14, 2016, for Angkor Opening 2016, a week-long exchange and table top exercise designed to build partnerships, interoperability and readiness in humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) port opening operations. The exercise, hosted by the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and sponsored by the 8th Theater Sustainment Command and the Cambodian National Committee for Maritime Safety (NCMS), is the first exchange of its kind between the organizations.

Navy Submarines Arrive in Arctic for Ice Exercise 2016
March 15, 2016
ARCTIC CIRCLE (March 14, 2016) Sailors and civilians, assigned to Arctic Submarine Lab, clear the ice from the hatch of USS Hampton (SSN 767) during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016. ICEX 2016 is a five-week exercise designed to research, test, and evaluate operational capabilities in the region. ICEX 2016 allows the U.S. Navy to assess operational readiness in the Arctic, increase experience in the region, advance understanding of the Arctic environment, and develop partnerships and collaborative efforts.

3rd Fleet Commander Visits Australia
March 15, 2016

13th, 31st Marine Expeditionary Units Bare Fangs for Exercise Ssang Yong
March 15, 2016
U.S. Marine Corps, Republic of Korea Marines Corps, New Zealand Army and Australian Army conduct amphibious assault training at Doksukri Beach, South Korea, March 12, 2016, during Exercise Ssang Yong 16. Ssang Yong 16 is a biennial military exercise focused on strengthening the amphibious landing capabilities of the U.S. and its allies.

USS Russell Arrives in Manila Bay
March 15, 2016

Alaska Logistics Readiness Squadron and Support Units Exercise Mobility Readiness
March 15, 2016
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (Mar. 10, 2016) - 773d Logistics Readiness Squadron members prepare cargo pallets for the Mission Support Group (MSG) to process as part of the MSG's annual mobility exercise at the Joint Mobility Center. In addition to cargo, the 773d LRS processed people for the first time for this exercise.

Stallion Soldiers Prepare for Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear Threats
March 15, 2016

Dragons Breathe Life into Unit’s Korean History
March 15, 2016
An artillery crew in a M109A6 Paladins fires rounds at Rodríguez Live Fire Range to certify during training March 10. This week about 200 Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, added to Dragon history by firing the first rounds in Korea since the unit was last here during the Korean War.