Archive: August, 2023

Aug. 23, 2023

U.S. and Jordan Complete Bilateral Maritime Exercise

U.S. 5th Fleet and the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) completed a two-week bilateral maritime exercise, Infinite Defender 2023, off the coast of Aqaba, Jordan, Aug. 23.

Aug. 22, 2023

U.S., partner nations complete Regional Cooperation 23 in Montana

HELENA, Mont. — Over the course of 10 days, more than 230 individuals from the United States, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as well as observers from Turkmenistan, came together for Exercise Regional Cooperation 23, held Aug. 8-18, 2023, in Helena, Montana. The annual, multinational exercise, sponsored by U.S. Central Command and this year hosted by the Montana National Guard, aimed to enhance stability operations and promote cooperation on counter-terrorism and joint, combined capabilities among the U.S. and Central and South Asian nations.  

Aug. 21, 2023

Republic of Philippine Navy Assumes Command of Multinational Counter-Piracy Task Force

The Republic of Philippine Navy assumed command of a multinational counter-piracy task force during a change-of-command ceremony Aug. 21 at the U.S. Navy base here.

Aug. 16, 2023

8 EAMS innovates, provides joint airlift across COCOMs

The 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, conquered a logistical challenge by building relationships with U.S. Navy counterparts.

Aug. 15, 2023

Virginia Guard Conducts Mountain Warfare Exchange in Tajikistan

ROMIT, Tajikistan - Five Virginia National Guard Soldiers conducted a mountain warfare exchange with soldiers from the Republic of Tajikistan July 24-29. The five-day exchange in Romit supported the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program, in which Virginia and Tajikistan have been partners since 2003.

Aug. 14, 2023

CENTCOM’s Regional Cooperation 23 underway in Montana

HELENA, Mont. — Exercise Regional Cooperation 23, an annual U.S. Central Command-sponsored exercise, is underway in Helena, Montana. The exercise, this year hosted by the Montana National Guard at the Helena Aviation Readiness Center, kicked off Aug. 8, 2023, and brings together military personnel from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, as well as U.S. personnel from across the nation, including Soldiers and Airmen from the Arizona, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana and Virginia National Guard.

Aug. 7, 2023

Army accepts prototypes of the most advanced version of IVAS

FORT BELVOIR, Va. — Last week, the Army accepted delivery of the first 20 prototypes of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System 1.2 variant. The milestone is the latest step in the process of getting the most advanced version of the situational awareness system in the hands of Soldiers. Microsoft delivered the 20 prototypes to Project Manager Soldier Warrior, the program office within Program Executive Office Soldier responsible for overseeing the development of IVAS.

Aug. 7, 2023

3,000 Sailors and Marines Arrive in Middle East aboard USS Bataan, USS Carter Hall

More than 3,000 U.S. Sailors and Marines of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in the Middle East, Aug. 6, as part of a pre-announced Department of Defense deployment.