From left to right, the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) sail in formation as a C-2A Greyhound, assigned to Fleet Logistics Combat Support Squadron (VRC) 30, detachment 4, conducts a flyover in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 16, 2019, during exercise Intrepid Sentinel. Intrepid Sentinel brings together the John C. Stennis Strike Group, France’s Marine Nationale, United Kingdom’s Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy for a multinational exercise designed to enhance war fighting readiness and interoperability between allies and partners. The John C. Stennis Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg)
From left to right, the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) sail in formation as a C-2A Greyhound, assigned to Fleet Logistics Combat Support Squadron (VRC) 30, detachment 4, conducts a flyover in ...More
U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 65th Field Artillery Brigade, and soldiers from the Kuwait Land Forces fire their High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (U.S.) and BM-30 Smerch rocket systems (Kuwait) during a joint live-fire exercise, Jan. 8, 2019, near Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The U.S. and Kuwaiti forces train together frequently to maintain a high level of combat readiness and to maintain effective communication between the two forces. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. James Lefty Larimer)
U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 65th Field Artillery Brigade, and soldiers from the Kuwait Land Forces fire their High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (U.S.) and BM-30 Smerch rocket systems (Kuwait) during a joint live-fire exercise, Jan. 8, 2019, near Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The U.S. and Kuwaiti forces train together f ...More
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 65th Field Artillery Brigade, and soldiers from the Kuwait Land Forces fire their High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (U.S.) and BM-30 Smerch rocket systems (Kuwait) during a joint live-fire exercise, Jan. 8, 2019, near Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The U.S. and Kuwaiti forces train together frequently to maintain a high level of combat readiness and to maintain effective communication between the two forces. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. James Lefty Larimer)
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 65th Field Artillery Brigade, and soldiers from the Kuwait Land Forces fire their High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (U.S.) and BM-30 Smerch rocket systems (Kuwait) during a joint live-fire exercise, Jan. 8, 2019, near Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The U.S. and Kuwaiti forces train toget ...More
ARABIAN SEA – An F-35B Lightning II assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VMFA), 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), makes final preparations to land aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Jan. 9, 2019. The Essex is the flagship for the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 13th MEU, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. A. J. Van Fredenberg/Released)
ARABIAN SEA – An F-35B Lightning II assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VMFA), 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), makes final preparations to land aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Jan. 9, 2019. The Essex is the flagship for the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and, with the em ...More
An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, left, prepares to launch as an F/A-18E Super Hornet, also assigned to VFA 14, launches from the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 12, 2018. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group and the Essex Amphibious Ready 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd Class Grant G. Grady)
An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, left, prepares to launch as an F/A-18E Super Hornet, also assigned to VFA 14, launches from the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 12, 2018. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group and the ...More
U.S. Air Force and UAE F-16 Fighting Falcons stand on display at Sakhir Air Base during the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) 2018, Bahrain, Nov. 14, 2018. BIAS is a biennial, three-day aviation and aerospace industry event that provides the U.S. military an opportunity to highlight DOD aviation’s flexibility, speed and agility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gracie I. Lee)
U.S. Air Force and UAE F-16 Fighting Falcons stand on display at Sakhir Air Base during the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) 2018, Bahrain, Nov. 14, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gracie I. Lee)
A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to 2nd Battalion, 198th Armor Regiment, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Spartan, works with a Qatari soldier during bunker clearing training as part of Exercise Eastern Action 19, Nov. 7, 2018. “This exercise is one that has been taking place for several years,” said Col. Robert B. Kuth, commander of Area Support Group-Qatar, ARCENT. “Since the first iteration, we have focused upon enhancement of interoperability of land forces, as we build partnership capacity together. Both of our nations are committed to promoting security and stability, in pursuit of shared mutual interests, throughout the region.” (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. James Lefty Larimer)
A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Spartan, works with a Qatari soldier during bunker clearing training as part of Exercise Eastern Action 19, Nov. 7, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. James Lefty Larimer)
A Mi-17 from the Afghan air force prepares to land, May 8, 2018, at the Regional Military Training Center-Kandahar during a medical evacuation exercise hosted by Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade in Kandahar Afghanistan.
“The Afghan army has taken severe casualties over the past year-and-a-half and they’ve stayed in the field fighting,” Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield/TAAC-South Public Affairs)
“The Afghan army has taken severe casualties over the past year-and-a-half and they’ve stayed in the field fighting,” Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield/TAAC-South Public Affairs)
From left to right, the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) sail in formation as a C-2A Greyhound, assigned to Fleet Logistics Combat Support Squadron (VRC) 30, detachment 4, conducts a flyover in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 16, 2019, during exercise Intrepid Sentinel. Intrepid Sentinel brings together the John C. Stennis Strike Group, France’s Marine Nationale, United Kingdom’s Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy for a multinational exercise designed to enhance war fighting readiness and interoperability between allies and partners. The John C. Stennis Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg)
U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 65th Field Artillery Brigade, and soldiers from the Kuwait Land Forces fire their High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (U.S.) and BM-30 Smerch rocket systems (Kuwait) during a joint live-fire exercise, Jan. 8, 2019, near Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The U.S. and Kuwaiti forces train together frequently to maintain a high level of combat readiness and to maintain effective communication between the two forces. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. James Lefty Larimer)
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 65th Field Artillery Brigade, and soldiers from the Kuwait Land Forces fire their High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (U.S.) and BM-30 Smerch rocket systems (Kuwait) during a joint live-fire exercise, Jan. 8, 2019, near Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The U.S. and Kuwaiti forces train together frequently to maintain a high level of combat readiness and to maintain effective communication between the two forces. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. James Lefty Larimer)
ARABIAN SEA – An F-35B Lightning II assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VMFA), 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), makes final preparations to land aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Jan. 9, 2019. The Essex is the flagship for the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 13th MEU, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. A. J. Van Fredenberg/Released)
An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, left, prepares to launch as an F/A-18E Super Hornet, also assigned to VFA 14, launches from the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 12, 2018. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group and the Essex Amphibious Ready 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd Class Grant G. Grady)
U.S. Air Force and UAE F-16 Fighting Falcons stand on display at Sakhir Air Base during the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) 2018, Bahrain, Nov. 14, 2018. BIAS is a biennial, three-day aviation and aerospace industry event that provides the U.S. military an opportunity to highlight DOD aviation’s flexibility, speed and agility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gracie I. Lee)
A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to 2nd Battalion, 198th Armor Regiment, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Spartan, works with a Qatari soldier during bunker clearing training as part of Exercise Eastern Action 19, Nov. 7, 2018. “This exercise is one that has been taking place for several years,” said Col. Robert B. Kuth, commander of Area Support Group-Qatar, ARCENT. “Since the first iteration, we have focused upon enhancement of interoperability of land forces, as we build partnership capacity together. Both of our nations are committed to promoting security and stability, in pursuit of shared mutual interests, throughout the region.” (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. James Lefty Larimer)
A Mi-17 from the Afghan air force prepares to land, May 8, 2018, at the Regional Military Training Center-Kandahar during a medical evacuation exercise hosted by Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade in Kandahar Afghanistan.
“The Afghan army has taken severe casualties over the past year-and-a-half and they’ve stayed in the field fighting,” Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield/TAAC-South Public Affairs)

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