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.
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,...
BRILLIANT JUMP 2016 (17-27 May 2016 ) Deployment Exercise is taking place in several locations in Poland, with the aim of training NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF), or “Spearhead force”.
116th Civil Engineer Squadron, Georgia Air National Guard, on EUCOM humanitarian mission to Yerevan, Armenia where they are renovating an elderly institution.
Khaan Quest 16 is a Multilateral Mongolian military sponsored capstone exercise for the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI), which provides pre-deployment training to GPOI partner countries preparing to deploy to U.N. peacekeeping missions in the region. The U.S. military and members of the Mongolian Armed Forces have a long-standing relationship and routinely participate in joint...
Exercise TRICRAB 16 is a multi-national exercise centering on the tactical employment of EOD Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs). The exercise will include U.S. forces from all four services as well as forces from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Singapore.
The 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard, will participate in a Multi-Echelon Integrated Brigade Training exercise at Fort Hood, Texas from June 3-23, 2016. The joint exercise will showcase the 155th ABCT, 1st Cavalry Division, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, and 36th Infantry Division partnerships and demonstrate the U.S. Army's Total Force Policy. Collectively,...
African Partnership Flight Kenya 2016 is the fifth iteration of APF since it was first held in Ghana in March of 2012. It is designed as a collaborative learning environment that synergizes the expertise of the United States and African partner nations to improve professional air knowledge and skills.
U.S. military equipment and personnel will represent the United States at this year's Berlin Air Show, June 1-4. Various models of U.S. military aircraft and equipment and approximately 40 aircrew and support personnel from bases in Europe and the United States are scheduled to attend. U.S. military personnel participating in the trade show will provide aircrew, aircraft maintenance and...