Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 13th MEU

The Essex ARG/13th MEU is a flexible and persistent Navy-Marine Corps team deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic…

Operation Highroad

A team of Australian Defence Force service men and women is helping Afghanistan to develop a professional, capable and sustainable air force. The Australians train, assist and advise their Afghan counterparts on command and control, armament and munitions, air operations, engineering, logistics and life support equipment maintenance. [maxgallery id="122620"] Their…


Members of the Submarine Community and HMAS Collins family members greeted HMAS Collins as she comes alongside at Fleet Base West, HMAS Stirling. [maxgallery id="122558"] Since returning to service after her full cycle docking, HMAS Collins has conducted a variety of activities on the East coast of Australia. HMAS Collins…

Indo-Pacific Dialogue: New Delhi, India 

Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, participates in a panel discussion, “Indo-Pacific: Ancient Waterways, Emerging Geometries”, at the Raisina Dialogue 2019 in New Delhi, India.  The Raisina Dialogue is a multilateral conference held annually and has emerged as India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and security.  NEW DELHI, INDIA…

VMM-365 Flight Operations During Trident Juncture 18

U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 conduct flight operations during Exercise Trident Juncture 18 near Northern Norway, Nov. 6, 2018. The exercise enhanced the U.S. and NATO Allies’ and partners’ abilities to work together collectively to conduct military operations under challenging conditions.  The Marines…

Finnish Defense Forces Buy Israeli Counter-Battery Radars

According to a story on the Finnish Ministry of Defence website, the Finns are procuring new counter-battery radars. The Defence Forces’ Logistic Command has received a mandate, on 11.1.2019, from Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö to procure counter-battery radars for the Defence Forces. The radar systems, training for the systems…

Australian-trained ATACs Add Bite to Afghanistan’s fight  

The training of Afghan Tactical Air Coordinators (ATACs) by coalition forces, including Australians, is having a significant impact on Afghanistan’s battles with insurgents.  In early December, the Afghan Air Force conducted its first night-time air strike inflicting heavy casualties on insurgents and destroying enemy munitions stores.  Operation Highroad is the…

F/A 18D Hornets in Trident Juncture Exercise 2018

U.S. Marines with Marine all Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA(AW)) 224 conduct pre-flight inspections on an F/A-18D Hornet assigned to VMFA(AW)-224, prior to departure for Trident Juncture 18 at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, Oct. 15, 2018. MCAS Beaufort October 15, 2018