The Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) provides U.S. military units and personnel with realistic pre-deployment training scenarios in all aspects of armed conflict. JRTC 16-07 involves the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division training with Iowa and Rhode Island Army National Guard, 9th Engineer Battalion and the 176 Field Artillery Battalion as the opposing force.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Government of Tanzania made history this spring as part of a unique partnership to stop the illegal trafficking of ivory and narcotics using four specially trained canines. The Ivory and Narcotics Detection Canine program was specifically developed by CBP for the Government of Tanzania and is a first of its kind.
The FEMA Region IX Homeland Response Force (HRF) will conduct a Field Training Exercise (FTX) at MTC Camp Roberts, CA in order to be evaluated by JITEC and recommended for validation by the TAG. The training mission will be accomplished by organizations within the 49th MP BDE and the California Air National Guard.
The Texas National Guard and 8th Coast Guard District assists with relief efforts after the southeastern area of Texas was struck by heavy storms and flooding in April 2016.
Cyber Shield is a defensively focused cyber exercise that is designed to develop, train, and exercise National Guard cyber-capable forces, Cyber Network Defense Teams (CND-T), threat analysis teams, reporting mechanisms, and leaders. The purpose of the exercise is to provide a collective training event for the evaluation of CND-Ts and to set the conditions for team validation.
Pacific Air Forces Airmen stood up the first rotation of an Air Contingent at Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 16, 2016, following a joint announcement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin in Manila that highlighted several initiatives aimed to enhance bilateral relations between the two nations. The Air Contingent will promote interoperability...
Transparency and risk reduction was a topic of discussion in the NATO-Russia Council. NATO Allies expressed concern about last week’s incidents in the Baltic region involving Russian military aircraft. “It is important to consider what steps we can all take to increase transparency and predictability. In the OSCE, all NATO Allies and Russia have agreed on rules governing military...