On April 14th a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the region of Kumamoto, Japan causing infrastructure damage, deaths and injuries. On April 16th a second 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck on the southern island of Kyushu, resulting in more deaths, injuries, building collapses and landslides. Japanese Self Defense forces are working feverishly to...
Phoenix Express 2016
Phoenix Express, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, is designed to improve regional cooperation, increase maritime domain awareness information-sharing practices, and operational capabilities to enhance efforts to achieve safety and security in the Mediterranean Sea.
Japan Earthquake 2016
On April 14th a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the region of Kumamoto, Japan causing infrastructure damage, deaths and injuries. On April 16th a second 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck on the southern island of Kyushu, resulting in more deaths, injuries, building collapses and landslides. Japanese Self Defense forces are working feverishly to save lives and restore infrastructure. U.S....
Best Ranger Competition 2016
The Best Ranger Competition is a three-day event hosted annually at Fort Benning by the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade. Now in its 33rd year, it is regarded throughout the military community as one of the toughest, most physically demanding competitions in the world. It has grown from a local contest into an Army-wide competition to find the Army's best Ranger team.
Fuerzas Comando 2016
Fuerzas Comando 2016 is a Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff-approved, U.S. Southern Command-sponsored, special operations skills competition and combating terrorism fellowship program under the responsibility of Commander, Special Operations Command South. FC16 will be held in Ancon, Peru and fellowship program in Lima, Peru from 2-12 May 2016. Slogan for this year is: "Nuestra Fortaleza: El...
Operation Skyfall USA 2016
Operation Skyfall is a joint, multi-lateral combat camera subject matter expert exchange, hosted by the 982nd Combat Camera Company, which takes place at multiple locations in Georgia. Operation Skyfall is an event which focuses on interoperability of Combat Camera training and capturing airborne operations with three partner nations and multi-service units. This year's iteration will be...
Boxer Amphibious Ready Group
More than 4,500 Sailors and Marines from the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed San Diego for a deployment to the U.S. 3rd, 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations (AOO), Feb. 12.
The Humanitarian and Civic Assistance Program is a series of medical and engineering engagements in several European countries in support of strategic, theater, operational and tactical objectives.
Tradewinds 2016 is a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-approved, U.S. Southern Command-sponsored combined joint exercise that will be conducted in conjunction with partner nations to enhance the collective ability of their defense forces and constabularies to counter transnational organized crime and conduct humanitarian/disaster relief operations, while developing strong relationships and...
Civilians and Military Service Members from all over the world march in the 49th Marche Internationale de Diekirch, an international marching event hosted by the Luxembourg Army and the city of Diekirch. Military participants must complete 80 kilometers during a two-day period around the vicinity of Diekirch, Luxembourg, May 21-22, 2016.
Guardian Sea is a USPACOM sponsored, PAC Fleet lead bilateral exercise designed to enhance the professional relationships between the US Navy and the Royal Thai Navy and improve the ability of both navies to conduct anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and operations in a shallow-water environment. The exercise consisted of a robust in port phase of information exchanges, briefings, and simulator...
The Saturday Proficiency Jump Program (SPJP) builds proficiency, experience, and confidence of individual Paratroopers, insuring the XVIII Airborne Corps remains ready for contingency response missions.
The U.S. Navy provided a P-3 Orion in support of the Hellenic Armed Forces, the Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Greece, in response to a request by the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece for assistance in the search of the missing Egyptian aircraft.
This feature page highlights a Spanish-language video testimonial of a Central American woman who voluntarily shares her terrifying journey to the north. The migrants endured horrific acts of violence and sexual abuse from smugglers, or coyotes. Their stories highlight the severe dangers of making the journey and add credibility to official campaign messages. This is one of many such accounts....
Fifteen NATO and two partner nations will participate on the 44th iteration of the multinational maritime exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2016 in Estonia, Finland, Germany, Poland, Sweden, and throughout the Baltic Sea, June 3-19 2016. Approximately 6,100 maritime, ground, and air force troops from participating nations will demonstrate maritime interdiction, anti-submarine warfare,...