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 Invictus Games
The Invictus Games are an adaptive sports competition which was created by Prince Harry of the United Kingdom after he was inspired by the DoD Warrior Games. This event brings together wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans from 15 nations for events including: archery, cycling, indoor rowing, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, wheelchair...
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.
Aegis Ashore, a critical part of the European Phased Approach (EPAA), is a land-based capability of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BDM) System constructed to defend against missile threats from outside the Euro-Atlantic area.
Exercise Combined Resolve VI is a U.S. Army Europe-directed, joint Multinational Training Command conducted battalion-level multinational exercise designed to train the U.S. Army's regionally allocated forces to the U.S. European Command. Combined Resolve VI will include approximately 700 participants from five NATO and European partner nations. The goal of the exercise is to prepare forces...
The 39th Annual Airborne Awards Festival is scheduled for April 13-16, 2016. This festival serves active duty and retired airborne military members from all services, extending the brotherhood of the airborne ethos.
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.
On April 16th a magnitude 7.8 earthquake was centered 16 miles<br /> south-southeast of Muisne, Ecuador, causing infrastructure damage, deaths<br /> and injuries.
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.