Valiant Shield 2016

10/03/2016
10/03/2016: Commander, Task Force (CTF) 75 and its Task Groups participate in Exercise Valiant Shield 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace. CTF-75…

Riverine Squadron 2 in Valiant Shield 2016

10/01/2016
10/01/2016: Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron Two (CRS-2) conduct operational testing with Coastal Riverine Group 1, Det Guam Mark VI Patrol Boats during Valiant Shield 2016 in Santa Rita, Guam, Sep. 17, 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing…

Conclusion of Valiant Shield 2014

09/25/2014
09/24/2014: The fifth iteration of Valiant Shield came to a close Sept. 23 after nine days of joint air, land and sea interoperability training between the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Army. “Overall, Valiant Shield 2014 was a very successful exercise,” said Rear Adm. Russell Allen, Valiant Shield exercise…

Valiant Shield 2014 SINKEX

09/23/2014
09/23/2014: Ships and aircraft sank the decommissioned former USS Fresno (LST 1182) September 15, 2014 in waters 18,000 feet deep, 215 nautical miles northeast of Guam as part of the exercise Valiant Shield 2014. Credit: III Marine Expeditionary Force / Marine Corps Installations Pacific:9/19/14 The participating sinking exercise (SINKEX) units…

The THAAD System to Guam

12/23/2013
12/23/2013: The THAAD system has been deployed to Guam from Fort Bliss to deal with the evolving missile threat from North Korea, against US facilities in the region and beyond.  In his presentation to the Air Force Association Pacific Forum, the PACAF Commander, General Hawk Carlisle, highlighted the contribution made…

General Rudder Flies a Prowler during Forager Fury II

12/06/2013
12/06/2013: U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Steven R. Rudder, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW) Commanding General, takes off from Andersen AFB, Guam, in an EA-6B Prowler, assigned to Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VMAQ)-2, on 4 December 2013.  VMAQ-2is currently assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st MAW, under…

Exercise Forager Fury II

12/01/2013
12/01/2013: The Forager Fury exercises in the era of the Opsrey and KC130J have migrated from operating forward to reshaping USMC strategy with regard to leveraging sea and land bases. As then Commanding General First Marine Air Wing put in the interview he did with us last year: SLD: There…