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U.S. Forces Japan J3 Director of Operations Visits USS Shiloh, Increases Joint Ballistic Missile Defense Cooperation
January 31, 2017
In this file photo,Sailors aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) us a firehose to clean the ships anchor as they prepare to depart Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka to continue their 2016 patrol. FLEACT Yokosuka provides, maintains, and operates base facilities and services in support of U.S. 7th Fleet’s forward-deployed naval forces, 83 tenant commands, and 24,000 military and civilian personnel.

Army Must Be Ready For Multi-Domain Battle In Pacific 'Tomorrow'
January 31, 2017
U.S. Army official file photo:  A Punisher unmanned ground vehicle follows Soldiers during the PACMAN-I experiment in Hawaii.

B-2 Spirits Complete Deployment, Joint and Combined Training Missions with B-1s, F-22s and Australian Allies
January 31, 2017
A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., flies overhead after returning from a local training mission at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Jan. 12, 2017. The B-2's low-observable, or "stealth," characteristics give it the ability to penetrate an enemy's most sophisticated defenses and threaten heavily defended targets while avoiding adversary detection, tracking and engagement.

USS Coronado Completes Maintenance Availability, Returns to Sea
January 31, 2017
Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) departs Changi Naval Base for an underway period to prepare for upcoming operations and maritime security engagements in the region, Jan. 31, 2017. Currently on a rotational deployment in support of the Asia-Pacific Rebalance, Coronado is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the region's littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, providing 7th Fleet with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future.

Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 Completes Exercise Kamoshika Wrath 17-1
January 31, 2017
U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 secure quadcon shipping containers to the bed of a seven-ton medium tactical vehicle replacement during exercise Kamoshika Wrath 17-1 at Haramura Maneuver Area, Hiroshima, Jan. 27, 2017.  The Marines worked through inclement weather conditions and a short timeline to build a 96-foot by 96-foot vertical takeoff and landing pad. The exercise is a biannual, unit-level training exercise that is primarily focused on establishing a forward operating base and providing airfield operation services. MWSS-171 trains throughout the year completing exercises like Kamoshika Wrath to enhance their technical skills, field experience and military occupational specialty capability.

Competition at Fort Shafter brings together Career Counselors from Across the Region
January 31, 2017

Misawa Sailors Commence Snow Sculpting at 68th Sapporo Snow Festival
January 31, 2017
Sailors from Misawa Airbase start sculpting an ice block at the 68th Sapporo Snow Festival, Jan. 30, 2017. This is the 34th consecutive year that the Navy has sent a team from Misawa, Japan to participate in the festival.

Mobile Labor Force Prepares for Key Resolve '17
January 30, 2017
Members of the 22nd Korea Service Corps Mobile Labor Force unpack tent components in Camp Humphreys, Jan. 25, 2017. The tents will make up the temporary life support area in preparation of Key Resolve '17.

USS Michael Murphy Visits Fiji Ahead of Oceania Maritime Security Operations
January 30, 2017
The Republic of Fiji Military Forces Band performs as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) pulls into Suva, Fiji, Jan. 27, 2017. Michael Murphy is on a regularly scheduled western Pacific deployment with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet.

New Jersey Air National Guard 119th Fighter Squadron Prepares for Osan Deployment
January 30, 2017
In this file photo, a U.S. Air Force F-16D Fighting Falcon assigned to the 177th Fighter Wing sits on the flightline on the morning of May 20th, 2010.  The 177th Fighter Wing is part of the New Jersey Air National Guard, and is stationed at Atlantic City IAP, in Pomona, NJ.

Regional Health Command-Pacific Conducts Bi-lateral Engagement with United Kingdom
January 30, 2017
Maj. Gen. Martin CM Bricknell (right), United Kingdom, Director of Medical Policy, Operations and Capability, Headquarters Joint Forces Command visits with Acting Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) Commander, Col. Duane R. Hennion (Left) while touring Tripler, Jan. 25, 2017. The purpose of Bricknell's visit was to gain a better understanding of the U.S. Army's approach to health engagements and how healthcare is delivered through various echelons throughout the Pacific area of responsibility. During his visit, Bricknell was given a tour of TAMC departments with an emphasis on clinical lessons learned from combat casualty care. Bricknell's visit included a command briefing about Global Health Engagements with TAMC executive staff, a visit to TAMC's Surgical Care areas, Intensive Care Unit, and the TAMC Simulation Center.

High Mobility Artillery Rocket Blasts Off
January 30, 2017

Marine Wing Support Squadron-171 Kicks Off Exercise Kamoshika Wrath 17-1
January 30, 2017
U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171, level out chunks of frozen dirt on the landing zone site during exercise Kamoshika Wrath 17-1 at Haramura Maneuver Area, Hiroshima, Jan. 25, 2017.   The Marines worked through inclement weather conditions and a short timeline to build a 96-foot by 96-foot vertical takeoff and landing pad. The exercise is a biannual, unit-level training exercise that is primarily focused on establishing a forward operating base and providing airfield operation services. MWSS-171 trains throughout the year completing exercises like Kamoshika Wrath to enhance their technical skills, field experience and military occupational specialty capability.

Joint Air Load Training Enhances Readiness
January 30, 2017
Soldiers assigned to 6-52 Air Defense Artillery Brigade conduct joint air load training with the 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 12, 2017. The Soldiers are offloading a Patriot missile canister to prepare it for aerial transportation on a 463L pallet.

Marines Expand Capabilities for Operations in “Every Clime and Place”
January 27, 2017
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, set up communication equipment in a tent city located in the Grouse Meadows training area during Mountain Training Exercise 1-17 in the vicinity of the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Bridgeport, Calif., Jan, 18, 2016. MCMWTC is one of the Marine Corps’ most secluded posts, comprised of approximately 46,000 acres of terrain with elevations ranging from 5,000 to 11,000 feet. During this iteration of MTX, the inclusion of the Artic Tent, designed to house up to 15 personnel, enabled the “Warlords” to be truly immersed in the frigid landscape throughout the full duration of the training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Levi Schultz)

Yokota Prepares for New C-130J Super Hercules
January 27, 2017
Tech Sgt. Shakuntala M. Willis, 374th Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment flight NCO in charge of the C-130J transition, works at her desk surrounded by the survival and life-support equipment she is in charge of Jan. 25, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The AFE flight has been preparing aircrew survival and life-support equipment for the arrival of the new C-130J Super Hercules since May 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

First Pacific-Based F-35C Fighters Arrive at NAS Lemoore
January 26, 2017
LEMOORE, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2016) Four F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighters fly in formation over Naval Air Station Lemoore. The F-35C will enhance the flexibility, power projection, and strike capabilities of carrier air wings and joint task forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Eshleman/Released)

U.S., Korea Integrate Forces During Pacific Thunder
January 26, 2017
An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron is run through a final check before takeoff at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 25, 2017. Several A-10s were flown in the mission, which was part of Exercise Pacific Thunder 17-1 and also the first night mission in the history of the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victor J. Caputo)

Green Bay Departs for Patrol in Indo-Asia Pacific Region
January 25, 2017
SASEBO, Japan (Jan. 25, 2017) Landing craft utility (LCU) 1666, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, approaches the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during an ammunition onload. Green Bay is on a routine patrol, operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance partnerships and be a ready response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Williamson/Released)

Secretary Mattis Plans to Travel to the Asia-Pacific Region to Meet with Key Allies
January 25, 2017