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    • D-Day 75: 75th Anniversary of D-Day - Honoring the Past, Securing the Future

      D-Day 75: 75th Anniversary of D-Day - Honoring the Past, Securing the Future

      This feature page highlights U.S. Forces participation in activities in the Normandy region of France June 1-9, 2019 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the allied invasion. Download and share video, stills, and stories to honor the service and sacrifice of the Greatest Generation during WWII.

    • Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group deployment

      Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group deployment

      The page will contain photos, videos, and print stories of events that occur throughout the deployment as the HST CSG operates in the
      U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.

    • Honoring Our Heritage: Doolittle Raiders

      Honoring Our Heritage: Doolittle Raiders

      On April 18, 1942, airmen of the US Army Air Forces launched from the USS Hornet and carried the Battle of the Pacific to the heart of the Japanese empire with a surprising and daring raid on military targets at Tokyo, Yokohama, Yokosuka, Nagoya and Kobe. This heroic attack, led by Lt. Col. James H. (Jimmy) Doolittle, was the result of coordination between the Army Air Forces and the US Navy...

    • Joint Task Force - Quartz

      Joint Task Force - Quartz

      Joint Task Force – Quartz reports to U.S. Africa Command and is
      responsible for Operation OCTAVE QUARTZ. The mission of Operation OCTAVE
      QUARTZ is to reposition U.S. personnel from Somalia to other locations in
      East Africa. Joint Task Force – Quartz priorities are to 1) safely
      reposition U.S. forces, 2) protect U.S. forces through coordinated and
      increased force protection measures,...

    • MAF Operation Allies Refuge

      MAF Operation Allies Refuge

      The story of Operation Allies Refuge from the Mobility Air Forces perspective.

    • Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

      Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

      The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) provide Geographic Combatant Commanders with forward-deployed, sea-based, expeditionary forces that can operate across the range of military operations. The three ships that compose the Makin Island ARG are the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), the amphibious transport dock ship USS...

    • Marine Corps Pacific Rebalance

      Marine Corps Pacific Rebalance

      The U.S. Marine Corps is adjusting its force lay-down in the Asia-Pacific region to support the President’s Strategic Guidance for the Department of Defense issued in January 2012. Marines are perfectly designed and suited for both crisis response and the Asia-Pacific maritime environment. Two-thirds of the Marine Corps’ operational forces are assigned to the Pacific. This allocation of...

    • Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway

      Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway

      Find out more from U.S. Marines in Europe on Facebook.

      The Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway (MCPP-N) caves currently house over 2000 major end items to include M1A1 Main Battle Tanks, Amphibious Assault Vehicles, Light Assault Vehicles, Howitzers, Trucks, and Engineer Equipment in support of a Marine Infantry Battalion Task Force and composite aviation squadron.