Exercise Sky Soldier 16

04/25/2016
04/25/2016: Three U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey aircraft, flown by Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force, with personnel from the U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and soldiers from the Spanish Armed Forces Airborne Brigade (BRIPAC), take off after an…

NATO and Cold Response 2016

03/07/2016
03/07/2016: In this NATO video, NATO forces are seen operating in the Cold Response 2016 exercise being held in Norway. Cold Response 2016 is held in the Trøndelag counties in Central Norway from 19 February to 22 March. The main exercise phase is from 2 to 9 March, and approximately 15,000…

Spanish Legionnaires and Marines Train to Operate Together

02/15/2016
02/15/2016: U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa embed with a Spanish Legion company during a week-long exercise in the mountains of Almeria, Spain, Dec. 14-18. The combined military operations in urban terrain and mountain warfare training is another bilateral training opportunity strengthening the U.S. and Spanish military…

U.S. Marines Rescue French Simulated Downed Pilot

01/28/2016
01/28/2016: U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa extract a notional French downed pilot during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise, Dec. 7 near Albacete, Spain. TRAP exercise was a part of a month-long Tactical Leadership Programme Flying Course, designed to train fighter jet pilots from…

USS Ross Departs Souda Bay

01/13/2016
01/13/2016: SOUDA BAY, Greece (Jan. 10, 2016) USS Ross (DDG 71) prepares to pull out of Souda Bay, Greece Jan. 10, 2016. Ross, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national…

MSC Tanker Resupplying the USS Ross at Sea

01/10/2016
01/10/2016: MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 5, 2016) Sailors aboard USS Ross (DDG 71) conduct a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) in the Mediterranean Sea Jan. 5, 2016. Ross, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting a…

Trident Juncture 2015 Overview

11/02/2015
11/02/2015: Russian Observers visited a training area in Teulada during the NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 2015. LTC Yuri Praskovin, the Inspector Team Leader, COL Valentin Barykin, LTC Oleg Lozhkyn and 1st LT Yuri Sukhanov attended. Turkish F16 fighter pilots conduct training sorties from the Los Llanos airbase, as part of…

Netherlands Maritime Forces Conduct Amphibious Landing Training

10/29/2015
10/29/2015: The Royal Netherlands Navy is preparing for participation in the NATO Response Force (NRF) by conducting amphibious landing training off the coast of Spain as part of Exercise Trident Juncture 2015. The Netherlands is commanding an amphibious task force during the exercise, consisting of a maritime staff aboard the…