Intrepid Sentinel 2019

04/24/2019
The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) sails in formation with the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155), the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111), France’s Marine Nationale air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) in the…

US and French C-130J Training 

04/08/2019
U.S. Air Force and French Air Force loadmasters work together unloading and loading container delivery system bundles on and off C-130J Hercules aircraft in France. FRANCE 03.18.2019 Video by Airman 1st Class Kaylea Berry  86th Airlift Wing/Public Affairs  

A Look Back on French Air Force Participation in Trident Juncture 2018

12/23/2018
From October 25 through November 7, 2018, four Mirage 2000s and 70 airmen participated in Trident Juncture 2018. “ This major exercise of NATO has allowed the French pilots to develop their expertise in a context of multilateral cooperation and in extreme climatic conditions.” [maxgallery id="122206"] “Located beyond the Arctic Circle,…

Marine Rotational Force – Darwin Depature

11/04/2018
The 2018 Marine Rotational Force - Darwin, consisting of 1,500 United States Marines and eight MV-22 Ospreys, completed six months of training and exercises in Northern Australia and began its departure from Australia on October 2018. [maxgallery id="120996"] The seventh and largest rotation to date included an artillery battery of…

Australian Cadets Visits Amiens

09/29/2018
16 cadets from Australian Navy Cadets, Australian Army Cadets and Australian Air Force Cadets represented Australia at the commemorations, joining other young people from Canada, France, UK and USA from 6–9 August 2018. [maxgallery id="120216"] The commemorative service gave cadets an opportunity to remember Australians commanded by General Sir John…

Exercise Pitch Black 2018

07/31/2018
Exercise Pitch Black is a biennial three week multi-national large force employment exercise conducted from RAAF Base Darwin and RAAF Base Tindal. Exercise Pitch Black 2018 will be held from 27 July to 17 August 2018.  [maxgallery id="119009"] Exercises such as Pitch Black are pivotal to ensuring Air Force remains ready to respond…

Saber Strike 18: ADA Interview

07/17/2018
CPT Michal Mazur, Battery Commander, 36th Air Defense Battalion conducts interview during SaberStrike exercise.  Saber Strike 18 is the eighth iteration of the long-standing U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise designed to enhance interoperability among allies and regional partners.  This year's exercise, scheduled to take place from June 3-15, will…

RAAF C-27Js in Exercise Croix du Sud

06/18/2018
A Royal Australian Air Force C-27J Spartan is in New Caledonia training for disaster relief as part of Exercise Croix du Sud 2018 (Ex CDS 18), 14-25 May. Ex CDS 18 is based around a hypothetical tsunami scenario requiring aid and troops to be transported as part of a multinational…