Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the House Passage of the National Security Supplemental
April 23, 2024
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U.S. Coast Guard partners conduct Multi-Agency Strike Force Operation at the Port of Guam
April 23, 2024
U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam personnel spearhead a comprehensive Multi-Agency Strike Force Operation (MASFO), meticulously inspecting 172 containers at the Port of Guam, on April 18, 2024. This operation is part of ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and security of containerized cargo, which is crucial for the island's economy and environmental protection. The MASFO brought together various agencies, including the Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency, Port Authority Police, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and other law enforcement and regulatory bodies. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Josiah Moss)

U.S. Indo-Pacific Commander Travels to Japan
April 23, 2024
Adm. John C. Aquilino, right, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, inspects the Japan ground self defense force special honor guard with Japanese Chief of Staff, Japan Joint Staff, Gen. Yoshihide Yoshida during a visit to Tokyo, April 22, 2024. The visit included exchanges on regional security and mutual partnership, further developing the strategic partnership with Japan codified in the 1960 U.S.-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. USINDOPACOM is committed to enhancing stability in the Indo-Pacific region by promoting security cooperation, encouraging peaceful development, responding to contingencies, deterring aggression and, when necessary, fighting to win. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John D. Bellino)

South Korea’s largest air exercise proves ‘Accept Follow-on Forces’ mission
April 22, 2024
Republic of Korea Air Force F-15K Slam Eagles and FA-50 Golden Eagles parked on the airfield at Kunsan Air Base, ROK

USSPACECOM visit cements commitment to bolstering the Alliance in Korea
April 22, 2024
USSPACECOM visit cements commitment to bolstering the Alliance in Korea

Exercise Balikatan 2024 kicks off with opening ceremony highlighting ironclad alliance
April 22, 2024
Philippine and U.S. government and military representatives conduct the “friendship way” handhold at the opening ceremony to commence Balikatan 24 at Camp Aguinaldo, Manila, Philippines, April 22, 2024. BK 24 is an annual exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the U.S. military designed to strengthen bilateral interoperability, capabilities, trust, and cooperation built over decades of shared experiences (U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Erica Stanke)

USINDOPACOM Statement on DPRK launch
April 22, 2024
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Contact Front: 5th ANGLICO Trains for Crisis Response
April 19, 2024
A U.S. Marine with 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, fires an M4 carbine during a Marine Corps Combat Marksmanship Program range as part of 2nd Brigade Platoon’s field exercise on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 14, 2024. CMP allows Marines to maintain weapon proficiency by engaging targets in a competitive environment with primary and secondary weapon systems. 5th ANGLICO Marines refined their shooting fundamentals through advanced marksmanship training, enhancing their lethality. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Manuel A. Serrano)

8th FW maintains aerial strength with interoperability planning
April 19, 2024
U.S. Air Force Col. Mike McCarthy, 8th Operations Group commander, leads a mission planning brief as part of Korea Flying Training 2024 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 15, 2024. KFT 24 is an annual large-scale U.S. and ROKAF integration flying exercise designed to improve interoperability of combined and joint airpower execution, face-to-face combined mission planning, flying execution, and effective debriefing to train mission commanders and aircrew to operate and succeed in robust, complex scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jovan Banks)

VMM-268 Prepares for MRF-D Deployment
April 19, 2024
An MV-22B Osprey attached to Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 268, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, departs Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay in preparation for Marine Rotational Force Darwin (MRF-D) , April 16, 2024. MRF-D is a deployment held in Australia that enhances capabilities and readiness of both of the United States Marine Corps and Australian Defense Force and continues to help strengthen the alliance between the two nations. VMM-268 will serve as the Aviation Combat Element for the upcoming iteration of MRF-D. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Blake Gonter)