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...
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.
Fleet Week New York, now in its 28th year, is the city's time-honored celebration of the sea services. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today's maritime services. The week-long celebration has been held nearly every year since 1984.
Centennial Rogue 2016 is a collective training exercise that is set in the greater-Denver area and resembles enemy techniques, tactics, and procedures that foreign terrorist organizations have used in recent history. This exercise will resemble a scenario similar to the Paris attacks of 2015. Centennial Rogue will involve contingency support teams, homeland response forces, fatality search and...
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.
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.
On April 16th a magnitude 7.8 earthquake was centered 16 miles
south-southeast of Muisne, Ecuador, causing infrastructure damage, deaths