Blue Chromite is a U.S.-only exercise unique to Okinawa which strengthens the Navy-Marine Corps expeditionary, amphibious rapid-response capabilities required to act swiftly and effectively throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
Joint Warrior is a United Kingdom-led exercise designed to improve interoperability between allied navies and prepare participating crews to conduct combined operations while deployed.
Tonnerre Lightning is a series of exercises aimed at improving interoperability between the air forces of the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. This exercise takes place from approximately Oct. 31 - Nov. 9, 2016. It consists of several days of refining communication procedures through mission planning, and culminating with air exercises in the U.K., led by the U.K.
Navy Rear Adm. Cedric Pringle has transferred command of Joint Task Force-Matthew support to USAID-led relief operations to Navy Rear Adm. Roy Kitchener, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 2, deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).
Exercise Commando Sling 17 is a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Pacific command sponsored exercise conducted in the Republic of Singapore. The purpose of the exercise is to conduct combined dissimilar air combat training with the Republic of Singapore Air Force. The focus of this exercise is on tactical coordination and evaluation of air tactics, techniques and procedures.
Exercise Southern Strike 17 is a total force, multi-service training exercise hosted by the Mississippi Air National Guard's Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport, Mississippi, from October 24 through November 4, 2016. The SSTK 2017 exercise emphasized air-to-air, air-to-ground, and special operations forces training opportunities. These events are integrated into demanding hostile and...
Hurricane Matthew - Hurricane Matthew was a category 4 hurricane that formed in the Western Atlantic Ocean and affected Haiti, eastern Cuba, and the Bahamas before moving up the east coast of the United States.
Description: "So as we look at the majestic ARIZONA Memorial, we remember
that this is the final resting place of more than 1,100 Sailors and Marines
who made the ultimate sacrifice. They are the guardian angels of our nation,
and here, they will never be forgotten. Today and for every tomorrow, we owe
a debt to the men and women who gave their full measure of devotion on
December 7th and...