Gulf Anti-Submarine Exercise: May 2019

The Gulf Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise (GASWEX 19) is a French led exercise conducted over 3 days, involving units from Denmark, USA and Australia.  The exercise was conducted in support of the Charles de Gaulle Carrier Strike Group, providing realistic training in the protection of a high value assets against a…

Intrepid Sentinel 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 

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

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

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

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

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

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…