Tailsman Sabre 2017 is Underway

07/17/2017
2017-07-17 The Tailsman Sabre exercise is a biennial military training exercise between the US and Australia held in Australia. According to an article published on the Commander, US Pacific Fleet website and dated June 28, 2017: FORT Shafter, Hawaii - More than 33,000 U.S. and Australian personnel will participate in the…

USS Green Bay in Valiant Shield 2016

10/15/2016
10/15/2016: WATERS NEAR GUAM (Sept. 18, 2016) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay launches a rolling airframe missile (RAM) for a live-fire exercise during Valiant Shield 2016. Valiant Shield 2016 is a biennial, U.S.-only, field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces.…

Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group: Talisman Sabre 2015

09/10/2015
09/10/2015: Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group formation during Talisman Sabre 2015. [maxgallery id="79482"] Credit: USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6):7/16/15 INDIAN OCEAN (July 16, 2015)Eleven of the ships that participated in Talisman Sabre 2015 steam in formation off the western coast of Australia.   The ships [from left to right] are…

Marines Fly Over Northern Mariana Islands

08/19/2015
08/19/2015: An MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), prepares to land on the flight deck of forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and is on patrol in…

Amphibious Landing Training, Talisman Saber 2013

07/23/2013
07/23/2013: Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) load equipment onto a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) prior to conducting an amphibious landing training exercise in support of exercise Talisman Saber 2013 aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). [slidepress gallery='amphibious-landing-training']  Credit: Exercise Talisman…