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Paratroopers Descend on Guam during Exercise Forager 21
A U.S. Army paratrooper descends from the sky during Exercise Forager 21 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 30, 2021. Exercise Forager 21 is a U.S. Army Pacific exercise designed to test and refine the Theater Army's ability to flow landpower forces into the theater, execute command and control of those forces, and effectively employ them in support of our allies, partners, and national security objectives in the region. Forager 21 is an opportunity for the Theater Army to exercise Joint, integrated, multi-domain operations in an archipelagic environment, and to test and employ emerging capabilities.
July 30, 2021 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Special Forces Group, and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conducted an early morning airborne operation as part of Forager 21, the...

Philippine President Restores Visiting Forces Agreement with U.S.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin conducts a press availability with Philippine Secretary of Defense, Delfin Lorenzana after bi-lateral meetings at the Philippine Ministry of Defense, July 30, 2021. Austin is on a week-long trip to reaffirm defense relationships and conduct bilateral meetings with senior officials in Vietnam, Singapore and Manila, Philippines
July 30, 2021 - WASHINGTON -- After meeting with Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III last night, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte retracted the letter terminating the country's Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States.Delfin...

U.S. Army Paratroopers from Alaska Jump “Down Under”
U.S. Army paratroopers with the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), jump onto a drop zone as part of a simulated Joint Forcible Entry Operation during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 in Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia, July 28, 2021. This event is part of a larger simulated JFEO overseen by the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division Forward Command Post acting as the Combined Land Forces Component Command headquarters for this portion of TS21. TS21 supports the U.S. National Defense Strategy by enhancing the ability to protect the homeland and provide combat-credible forces to address the full range of potential security concerns in the Indo-Pacific.
July 30, 2021 - QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA -- U.S. Army Pacific paratroopers jumped onto Kangaroo Drop Zone July 28 near Charters Towers Australia, as part of simulated Joint Forcible Entry Operation during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 – the...

1.5 Million Pfizer Vaccine Doses, Donated by the United States, Arrive in Thailand
1.5 Million Pfizer Vaccine Doses, Donated by the United States, Arrive in Thailand.
July 30, 2021 - U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Thailand -- Today, the United States donated 1,503,450 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Thailand. This historic shipment, which reaffirms U.S. support to our oldest ally in Asia,...

Alaska Army National Guard Infantry Battalion Conducts Annual Training
Indirect fire infantrymen with the Alaska Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment conducted live-fire training on various weapon systems at Donnelly Training Center, near Fort Greely, Alaska, July 19, during their annual training event.
July 30, 2021 - JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Approximately 280 Alaska Army National Guardsmen from 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, conducted their two-week annual training July 10-25, primarily at Donnelly Training...