The U.S. Army's European Rotational Force will participate in a
major exercise alongside NATO Allies and partner-nation forces at the Army's
Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in southeastern Germany, August 8
to September 15, 2016. Exercise Combined Resolve VII is designed to exercise
the U.S. Army's regionally allocated force to the U.S. European Command area
GB 16 is a bilateral, joint exercise focused on operational-level planning and execution of combined military operations. GB 16 is the 4th iteration of exercise GB and will be a staff exercise (STAFFEX) that will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia focusing on the military’s role in support of an HA/DR (Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Response) efforts in the region.
First Lt. Cale Simmons is a U.S. Air Force World Class Athlete Program member and will be competing in the men's pole vault at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janero, Brazil. This page is dedicated to his journey and Olympic experience there.
Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and aircrews from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment perform water bucket operations in support of wildfire suppression efforts throughout the state of Alaska. Aircrews for water bucket drops typically include two pilots and one or sometimes two crew chiefs in each helicopter.
Vigilant Guard is a series of federally funded disaster-response drills conducted by National Guard units working with federal, state and local emergency management agencies and first responder's.
Operation Joint Response is a joint medical exercise that involves a simulated natural disaster resulting in severe damage throughout Delaware. Joint Force Headquarters and the Joint Operations Center will trouble shoot communication difficulties and structural damage requiring alternative operations, medical operations and casualty evacuation.
Marine Corps Installations-West hosts the 2nd Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women's Basketball Championship aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Ca., July 25-31, 2016. This event will feature teams from United States, Brazil, Canada, China, France, and Germany.
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles was awarded the Medal of Honor July 18, 2016, for actions during a battle near Duc Pho, South Vietnam, May 15, 1967. Then-Maj. Kettles, assigned to 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, was credited with evacuating dozens of Soldiers in a UH-1D Huey helicopter under intense enemy fire.