Coastal Riverine Squadron 8

The Port of Djibouti is a vital resupply location for both the U.S. Navy's Sixth and Fifth Fleet.  Vessels transiting in and around the port rely on Coastal Riverine Squadron 8 to protect their passage. CRS8, comprised of a diverse team of U.S. Navy Reserve sailors deployed to Djibouti in…

USS Essex and Stennis Carrier Strike Group 

The Essex Amphibious Ready Group and the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group are conducting integrated operations in the Arabian Sea to ensure stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. [maxgallery id="122190"] 12.13.2018 Photo…

F-35C Flight Ops Onboard USS Carl Vinson

Lightning II aircraft assigned to the "Rough Raiders" of Strike Fighter Squadron 125 (VFA-125) are launched with F/A-18 Hornets during integrated flight operations in support of VFA-147 Safe-For Flight Operations Certification aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).  PACIFIC OCEAN 12.09.2018  U.S. Navy 

SM-3 Block 11A Intercept of IRBM

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and U.S. Navy sailors manning the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex (AAMDTC) at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) at Kauai, Hawaii, successfully conducted Flight Test Integrated-03 (FTI-03).  This was an operational live fire test demonstrating the Aegis Weapon System Engage On Remote capability…

Air Combat Integration

The 48th Fighter Wing hosts a large force Dissimilar Air Combat Training event. The U. S. Navy and U. S. Air Force integrated 4th and 5th generation aircraft capabilities to leverage opportunities and pool assets from a variety of locations to fly and train togethe BRANDON, SFK, UNITED KINGDOM 10.22.2018…

Hangar Bay Ops During Valiant Shield 2018

Crew members aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conduct maintenance on U.S Navy EA-18G Growlers during exercise Valiant Shield 18, Sept. 19, 2018. Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S. only, field training exercise with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces. GUAM 09.19.2018 Video by Staff Sgt. Emili…

Growlers in Valiant Shield 2018

Sailors from Electronic Attack Squadron 138 (VAQ-138) perform post-flight operations for a U.S Navy EA-18G Growler as part of exercise Valiant Shield 18, on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 23, 2018.  Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S. only, field training exercise with a focus on integration of joint training…

Aircraft in Valiant Shield 2018

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon, and a U.S. Air Force E-8 Joint STARS take off from Anderson Air Force Base, Guam to participate in exercise Valiant Shield Sept. 17, 2018.  Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration…