Continued Progress on Missile Defense

05/26/2016: The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Pacific Command, and U.S. Navy sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test involving the launch of a medium-range ballistic missile target from the Pacific Missile Range Facility located on Kauai, Hawaii. The flight test, designated Flight Test Other-21 (FTX-21),…

Cope North Rescue Training

04/05/2016: First person POV footage of search and rescue personnel from U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Republic of Korea Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force conducting an ocean rescue during exercise COPE NORTH 16.  CN16 enhances humanitarian assistance and disaster relief crisis response capabilities between six…

Successful SM-3 Test by the US and Japan Completed

12/12/2015: The Japan Ministry of Defense (MOD) Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), in cooperation with the U.S. Navy, announced the successful completion of a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA flight test from the Point Mugu Sea Range, San Nicolas Island, California. This…

F-35C Night Ops

10/16/2015: U.S. Navy sailors conduct night flight operations with the F-35C Lightning II carrier variant joint strike fighter aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The aircraft, assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX 23), are aboard the aircraft carrier for the second phase of…

Indonesia 2015 Amphibious Assault

Sailors and Marines work alongside their Indonesian counterparts during the amphibious assault landing held in support of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia. In its 21st year, CARAT is an annual, bilateral exercise series with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations…

Dawn Blitz 2015

09/21/2015: Naval, aviation and ground forces from the United States, Japan, Mexico and New Zealand participated in Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 off the coast and ashore in Southern California from August 31 to September 9. Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB15) is a multinational amphibious exercise designed to train the U.S. Navy and…

Osprey as Combat Connector: Landing on JMSFD Hyuga during Dawn Blitz 2015

09/21/2015: The Osprey operates as a combat connector among ships in an operation and links with land forces as well. In this video, an MV-22 lands on the Japanese JMSFT ship Hyuga during Dawn Blitz 2015. Credit: Defense Media Activity - Navy:9/4/15 Marines and sailors with 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade…

USS Theodore Roosevelt Night Flight Operations

08/28/2015: 5th FLEET AOR (July 7, 2015) U.S. Navy Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) conduct night flight operations. The ship is seen deployed to the 5th Fleet area of operations conducting maritime security operations. Credit:Navy Media Content Services:7/7/15