Osprey CASEVAC Exercise

04/22/2019
MV-22 Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162 medically evacuate simulated casualties at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 21, 2019. Sailors of 2nd Med. Bn. trained in emergency and enroute medical care with U.S. Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps forces to improve standards of care during a Special Operations…

Air Insertion Exercise in Poland

07/13/2018
Approximately 500 Soldiers of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) and attached units, Italian Armed Forces and Israeli Defense Forces conducted airborne insertion exercises of personnel and heavy equipment on Miroslawiec Airfield, Poland, June 8, 2018.  The airborne operations were part of Exercise Swift Response 18 taking place in…

Joint Warfighting Assessment

05/29/2018
U.S. Army Rangers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, conduct a night raid at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, April 26, 2018, as part of Joint Warfighting Assessment (JWA).  JWA helps the Army assess emerging concepts, integrate new technologies, and promote interoperability within the Army, with other services, U.S. allies,…

Red Flag Alaska 16-2

06/13/2016
06/13/2016: According to a USMC story published on June 8, 2016, the Marines are participating in Red Flag Alaska 16-2. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314, and Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, traveled to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, to participate in…

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…

C-17 Lands for First Time at Bryant Army Airfield in Alaska

03/23/2016
03/24/2016: With the Arctic opening, there is a growing need to be able to support military operations in the area as needed. This was a short field landing of less than 4,000 feet.  The event marked the first time a C-17 has taken off from the airfield since its construction in…

RED FLAG-Alaska 15-3

08/25/2015
08/25/2015: 8/11/2015 - EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- RED FLAG-Alaska 15-3, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored, Joint National Training Capability accredited exercise officially started here Aug. 6. Originally called COPE THUNDER, the exercise moved to Eielson in 1992 from Clark Air Base, Philippines, after the eruption of Mount Pinatubo on June 15, 1991. COPE THUNDER was…

U.S. Marines, U.S. Army Soldiers Practice MV-22 External Cargo Lifts

08/08/2015
08/08/2015: A U.S. Marine landing support specialist and U.S. Army Soldiers attach a 1,000-pound cargo load to an MV-22 with a single-point hook during External Cargo Lift Training conducted by Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-165 (VMM-165), Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force -Crisis Response-Central Command, in an undisclosed location in Southwest…