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...
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 Mississippi National Guard News Minute, produced by the 102d Public Affairs Detachment, Mississippi Army National Guard, is a series of 90-second radio spots produced at least twice monthly. Intended for Mississippi radio stations, the spots highlight activities of the Mississippi National Guard, Army and Air. All spots are publicly released, and requests for topics or themes may be sent...
Arctic Chinook is a joint U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Northern Command sponsored exercise on the U.S. State Department approved list of Arctic Council Chairmanship events. Concept is to conduct a live field training exercise (FTX) of the Arctic SAR Agreement that will exercise a response construct applicable across the Arctic region. Intent is to build upon Arctic Zephyr TTX series by...
U.S. and German paratroopers conduct airborne operations from a C-130 Hercules during a U.S./Deutschland Friendship Jump, Ramstein Air Force Base, May 25, 2016. The purpose of the friendship jump is to foster and nurture U.S. and German relationships, develop interoperability during training, and provide a basis for future operations in training and real world environments.
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...
U.S. President Barack Obama visits with U.S. and Japanese service members May 27, 2016. President Obama met with the troops to provide some remarks and thank them for their continued service in representing the strength of the U.S.-Japanese Alliance.
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...