Amphibious Assault Training: Trident Juncture 2018

Marines and Sailors execute amphibious assault during Trident Juncture 18 in Alvund, Norway Oct. 29, 2018.  The Norwegian geography and climate provides a unique environment for Marines and Sailors to train in to help strengthen forces and enhance combat readiness.  NORWAY 10.29.2018 Video by Lance Cpl. Gumchol Cho  24th Marine Expeditionary…

The RAAF P-3s: Adelaide Says Farewell After 50 Years

After 50 years of military service for Australia, the Orion P-3 is being retired, leaving behind a legacy that includes rescuing sailors, searching for MH370, and Middle East missions. On Tuesday the media was given a final flight on an AP-3C Orion, the third variant of the plane since Orions…

USAF Honors RAAF Air Refuellers

Two Royal Australian Air Force aircraft refuellers have been lauded by their United States counterparts for their contribution to coalition operations in the Middle East. In six months of deployment, Sergeant Kane O'Connor and Leading Aircraftman Shane Brown supplied more than 530 aircraft with almost 27 million litres of fuel, which is…

No New Fighter Jet: Canadian Air Force Pilots Exit the Force

The Canadian government has played a delaying game on defense modernization for a significant period of time. No service has suffered more from the inability to make a decision and properly fund air force modernization. While Ministers debate, the folks who make the force work are heading for the exit.…

USMC F-35’s Refueled on Way to Afghan Mission

Two U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II's assigned to the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct an aerial refuel with a U.S Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during a combat mission over Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2018. The F-35Bs conducted their first combat strike in the U.S. Central…

MQ-9 Touch and Go

An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft from the 163d Attack Wing performs a touch and go April 5, 2017, at March Air Reserve Base, California. CA, UNITED STATES 04.05.2017 Video by Tech. Sgt. Neil Ballecer  163d Attack Wing 

China and the Liberal Democracies: Managing Blowback

The Chinese Communist regime has made significant inroads within the policy systems of the liberal democracies. But several of the liberal democracies are in the process of trying to rollback the negative effects of Chinese intrusion within our societies. The Trump assault on the trade system and more specifically on…

Marines in Kamandag 2 Exercise

U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 attached to 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, III Marine Expeditionary Force, transport Marines from Clark Air Base for live-fire training during exercise KAMANDAG 2 at Colonel Ernesto P. Ravina Air Base, Philippines, Oct. 5, 2018.  KAMANDAG 2 helps maintain a high level of…