2nd MAW Trident Juncture 18

12/22/2018
U.S. Marines with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing participate in Exercise Trident Juncture 18 in Norway, Nov. 7-13, 2018.  The exercise enhances the U.S. and NATO Allies’ and partners’ abilities to work together collectively to conduct military operations under challenging conditions.  11.12.2018 Video by Sgt. Jessica Etheridge  2nd Marine Aircraft Win

RAAF and USAF Christmas Drop in the Pacific

12/21/2018
From 05-18 December 2018, the Royal Australian Air Force joined the United States Pacific Air Forces and Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) for Operation Christmas Drop, the Department of Defense’s longest-running humanitarian airlift operation. [maxgallery id="122143"] Launching from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, C-130J Hercules aircraft delivered donated…

Crossing an Ocean for Trident Juncture 18

12/21/2018
Although questions have been raised about trans-Atlantic solidarity, the Trident Juncture 18 exercise was a demonstration of its reality.    The bond between North America and NATO was underscored when the United States and Canada sent thousands of troops to Europe for exercise Trident Juncture 2018. Since its founding in…

F-35 Arrival Ceremony at Williamtown Air Base

12/21/2018
The first two RAAF Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighters to be based in Australia have been formally welcomed to their home base of RAAF Williamtown December 10, 2018. [maxgallery id="122262"] The two jets, A35-009 and -010 arrived at Williamtown at 10:20am on December 10 from RAAF Amberley Williamtown.  The aircraft…

Exercise Kowari 2018 

10/03/2018
Exercise Kowari is a trilateral military exercise designed to reinforce military relationships, trust and co-operation between Australia, China and the United States.  Between 29 August to 5 September 2018, the Australian Army’s 51st Battalion, Far North Queensland Regiment, lead participants through a series of adventure training activities including abseiling, sea…

U.S. Marines Test New Mortar Counter-Personnel Rounds

08/23/2018
U.S. Marines from Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment and civilians conduct weapons testing on the 81mm experimental non-lethal Indirect Fire Munition (IDFM) rounds at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 16, 2018.  The IDFM is an integrated flash bang counter-personnel, non-lethal 81 mm mortar round designed to suppress personnel…

US and German Replenishment at Sea

08/09/2018
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with German Navy frigate FGS Hessen (F 221). 07.06.2018 Video by Lt.Cmdr. Laura Stegherr and Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Twiss USS Harry S Truman

Exercise Pitch Black 2018

07/31/2018
Exercise Pitch Black is a biennial three week multi-national large force employment exercise conducted from RAAF Base Darwin and RAAF Base Tindal. Exercise Pitch Black 2018 will be held from 27 July to 17 August 2018.  [maxgallery id="119009"] Exercises such as Pitch Black are pivotal to ensuring Air Force remains ready to respond…