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Four EA-6B Prowler aircraft conduct an aerial refuel and formation flight near Marine Corps Station Cherry Point, North Carolina on March. 1, 2016.
The flight was the first time in several years that all 4 EA-6B Prowler squadrons flew together. The Prowler is an electronic warfare airplane that can confuse an enemy’s radar, disrupting their air defenses.
Army Sergeant Ryan Hawley climbs the mountain at Smugglers’ Notch in Jeffersonville, Vermont during in mountain warfare training.
Hawley is assigned to the Colorado National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment.
To see more photos of Hawley’s training group, click here.
Osprey at Sunrise.
A Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft hovers over the desert before departing from the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms, California.
The Osprey crew is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363.
Adding a whole new dimension to the phrase “Stay Hungry,” U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Sam Teifke eats a live scorpion during Exercise Cobra Gold 16, at Sattahip, Thailand.
Teifke, with Maritime Raid Force of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, was taking part in jungle survival training course led by the Royal Thai Reconnaissance Marines. If you look closely, you can see his amused fellow Marines reflected in his sunglasses.
Cobra Gold, in its 35th iteration, is a multi-national exercise designed to increase cooperation and interoperability through solving solutions for common challenges.
Troops from Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand participated in this year’s Cobra Gold, which is aimed at advancing regional security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific area.
Calm Beside the Storm.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Sarahkate Barambangan appears unfazed by the Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier roaring past her as it takes off from the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) in the Gulf of Oman, January 26, 2016.
According to the yellow shirt and helmet she is wearing, Petty Officer Barambangan is either an aircraft handling officer or catapult and arresting gear officer. Or she could be a plane director taking a break since she’s not crouched down pointing in the other direction.
The Kearsarge is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship that can carry 2,000 Marines and their equipment to the beach. The ship has a crew of over 1,000 sailors, plus six Harrier jets, six Sea Hawk helicopters and a number of MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.
Cannon at Dusk.
U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena
U.S. Army Paratroopers fire high-explosive rounds from an M119A2 105mm howitzer during live-fire training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska on January 11, 2016.
These soldiers are from the 25th Infantry Division’s 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
Odd fun fact: the motto of the 25th ID, first activated in Hawaii in 1941, is “Tropical Lightning.” While the division is still headquartered at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, two brigade combat teams, including the 4th BCT are posted in Alaska.
To see a photo essay of this live-fire training click here.
Ensign Frank Sysko, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3, exits a mud-filled trench during a jungle warfare training session at the Marine Corps Jungle Warfare Training Center (JWTC) in Okinawa, Japan.
The JWTC endurance course tests the Seabees will, stamina and the ability to work together as a team. A total of 49 Seabees from NMCB 3 attended the five-day course.
NMCB 3 deploys to several countries in the Pacific area for construction operations and humanitarian assistance projects.