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Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Wrap Up Exercise Ssang Yong 16
March 21, 2016
160316-N-TH560-384 EAST SEA (March 16, 2016) Forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conducts fueling operations with guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67).  Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and is participating in Exercise Ssang Yong 2016. SY16 is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by forward-deployed 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 from disaster relief to complex expeditionary operations.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeanette Mullinax/Released)

Ambassador Sung Kim, Special Representative for North Korea Policy Travel to Seoul, Hanoi, and Phnom Penh
March 21, 2016

Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, ROK Forces Conclude Exercise Ssang Yong 2016
March 18, 2016

Commander of Pacific Air Forces Visits the Wolf Pack
March 18, 2016
Gen. Lori J. Robinson, Pacific Air Forces commander, shakes hands with Senior Airman Kimberlee Kutt, 8th Force Support Squadron fitness center journeyman during her visit to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 17, 2016. Robinson had the opportunity to see firsthand how Kunsan Airmen contribute to deterring aggression on the Korean Peninsula during her visit to Kunsan.

Black Knights Fly Beak-to-Beak with Japanese Aviators
March 18, 2016
Members of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314 and Japan Air Self-Defense pose for a photo in front of an F/A-18AA++ and two F-15s at Komatsu Air Base, Japan, during the Komatsu Aviation Training Relocation exercise March 17, 2016. VMFA-314, home based out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, temporarily deployed to MCAS Iwakuni for a six month rotation with the unit deployment program, is forward deployed to Komatsu, Japan for the ATR.  Komatsu ATR is a dissimilar air combat training exercise allowing pilots with diverse aircraft to simulate aerial warfare and execute basic fighter maneuvers, aircraft tactical intercepts and offensive-defensive counter air missions in preparation for real wartime situations.

U.S.-Philippine Bilateral Strategic Dialogue
March 18, 2016

Subject-matter Exchange Enhances Partnerships, Interoperability in Pacific
March 18, 2016
Military logistics and maintenance experts from nine nations discuss the procedures to build a cargo pallet during Pacific Agility 16-1 March 15, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Pacific Agility is a multilateral U.S. Pacific Agility is a Pacific Air Forces-led engagement focusing on a series of logistics subject-matter expert exchanges designed to increase partner capabilities, military relations and regional stability for the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The four-day program focused on various topics such as logistics, aircraft maintenance, air/ground transportation, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief and contingency operations.

U.S. and Republic of Korea Train for WMD Elimination Operations
March 18, 2016
STANLEY, Republic of Korea (Mar. 15, 2016) - U.S. Soldiers and Koreans Augmented to the U.S. Army with the 23rd Chemical Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, from Camp Stanley, South Korea, joined together with different chemical units from all over South Korea and maneuver units from Fort Hood, Texas to conduct a quarterly training on Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Explosive Combined Exploitation Evaluation on Camp Mobile, Republic of Korea, March 15.

Combined, Joint Medical Evacuation Exercise "Lifts" off on Korean Peninsula
March 18, 2016

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Commemorates USS Nevada 100th Anniversary
March 17, 2016
160311-N-QL961-165 PEARL HARBOR (Mar. 11, 2016) Sailors assigned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, and Jim Taylor, Navy Region Hawaii Pearl Harbor Survivor liaison, right, pose for a group photo with the USS Nevada (BB 36) Battleship Flag in front of the ship's memorial following its 100th anniversary of its commissioning ceremony. The ceremony was conducted at the Nevada memorial simultaneously as a similar ceremony was being held in Carson City, Nevada. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Phillip Pavlovich/Released)

Bremerton Visits Chinhae during Indo-Asia-Pacific Deployment
March 17, 2016

Exploring Korea: Reality of Freedom
March 17, 2016
Republic of Korea Navy Patrol Killer Medium 357 from the second Yeonpyeong Sea Battle is shown outside of the West Sea Protection Hall at the ROK Navy 2nd Fleet Command in Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do Province on Feb. 26, 2016. The sea battles took place June 15, 1999, and June 29, 2002, and are two of recent attacks on South Korea from North Korea patrols. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristin High/Released)

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.