Category Archives: Military Personnel

Iron Fist 2016: With U.S. Marines by Their Side, Japanese Soldiers Hit the Beach

Iron Fist 2016: With U.S. Marines by Their Side, Japanese Soldiers Hit the Beach

Marines with 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force position amphibious assault vehicles for security during the amphibious landing exercise (PHIBLEX) for Exercise Iron Fist 2016. US Marine Corps Photo

Marines with 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force position amphibious assault vehicles for security during the amphibious landing exercise (PHIBLEX) for Exercise Iron Fist 2016. US Marine Corps Photo

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – A dozen amphibious assault vehicles left the USS Somerset (LPD-25) a mile offshore and raced toward the beach Friday in two waves. The night before, a group of Marines and Japanese soldiers r­ode ashore in combat rubber raiding craft, using speed and surprise to survey and prepare the beachhead in advance of the amphibious landing force. Read More

Crew of Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln Starts to Move Back Onboard Ahead of RCOH Completion Later This Year

Crew of Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln Starts to Move Back Onboard Ahead of RCOH Completion Later This Year

Cmdr. Thomas Neville, supply officer of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), Capt. Ronald Ravelo, Lincoln's commanding officer, Capt. Todd Marzano, Lincoln's executive officer, and Master Chief Lee Salas, Lincoln's command master chief, help serve food to Sailors during the first meal on the mess decks as part of the first phase of the crew move aboard process. US Navy Photo

Cmdr. Thomas Neville, supply officer of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), Capt. Ronald Ravelo, Lincoln’s commanding officer, Capt. Todd Marzano, Lincoln’s executive officer, and Master Chief Lee Salas, Lincoln’s command master chief, help serve food to Sailors during the first meal on the mess decks as part of the first phase of the crew move aboard process. US Navy Photo

The crew of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) began moving back on the ship late last week opening galley and berthing areas for use of sailors onboard. Read More

Document: 2016 U.S. European Command Posture Statement

Document: 2016 U.S. European Command Posture Statement

Marines with Combined Arms Company, step back as an M777 Howitzer fires a round during a live-fire shoot in Rena, Norway, Feb. 23, 2016. U.S. Marine Corps Photo

Marines with Combined Arms Company, step back as an M777 Howitzer fires a round during a live-fire shoot in Rena, Norway, Feb. 23, 2016. U.S. Marine Corps Photo

The following is the Feb. 25, 2016 U.S. European Command posture statement from commander Gen. Philip Breedlove. Read More

WEST: Former NATO Commander Stavridis Says Integrating Women Into Special Operations Might Not Be a Big Deal

WEST: Former NATO Commander Stavridis Says Integrating Women Into Special Operations Might Not Be a Big Deal

 Pfc. Christina Fuentes Montenegro prepares to hike to her platoon's defensive position during patrol week of Infantry Training Battalion near Camp Geiger, N.C. on Oct. 31, 2013. US Marine Corps Photo

Pfc. Christina Fuentes Montenegro prepares to hike to her platoon’s defensive position during patrol week of Infantry Training Battalion near Camp Geiger, N.C. on Oct. 31, 2013. US Marine Corps Photo

SAN DIEGO — When asked for his thoughts about the pending integration of women into the military’s male-only special operations forces, retired Adm. James G. Stavridis thought back a generation. Read More

Expert on NATO Calls for Permanent Alliance Military Presence in Baltics As Hedge Against Russia Military Action

Expert on NATO Calls for Permanent Alliance Military Presence in Baltics As Hedge Against Russia Military Action

Estonian troops conduct a march past during the Opening Ceremony for Ex STEADFAST JAZZ on the Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, on Nov. 3, 2013. NATO Photo

Estonian troops conduct a march past during the Opening Ceremony for Ex STEADFAST JAZZ on the Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, on Nov. 3, 2013. NATO Photo

A leading analyst on NATO policy called for the alliance to place a permanent military presence in Baltic member states as a hedge against a more active Russian military. Read More

Naval Base San Diego CO: No Evidence of Gunshots, Injuries at Naval Medical Center San Diego

Naval Base San Diego CO: No Evidence of Gunshots, Injuries at Naval Medical Center San Diego

Capt. Curtis Jones, commander Naval Base San Diego during a Tuesday press conference.

Capt. Curt Jones, commander Naval Base San Diego during a Tuesday press conference.

After an initial search by Navy and local authorities, there are no reported casualties nor evidence of gunshots in Building 26 of the Naval Medical Center San Diego, Calif., Capt. Curt Jones, commander Naval Base San Diego, told reporters in a Tuesday afternoon press conference. Read More

U.S. Marines Teach Japanese Forces How to Fight From the Sea in Expanded Iron Fist Exercise

U.S. Marines Teach Japanese Forces How to Fight From the Sea in Expanded Iron Fist Exercise

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael Carmody, top left, the Battalion Gunner for 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, gives a tour of Marine Corps Base Twentynine Palms training grounds to members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) during a site survey as part of Iron Fist mid-planning conference at Twentynine Palms in 2015. US Marine Corps Photo

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael Carmody, top left, the Battalion Gunner for 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, gives a tour of Marine Corps Base Twentynine Palms training grounds to members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) during a site survey as part of Iron Fist mid-planning conference at Twentynine Palms in 2015. US Marine Corps Photo

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Over the next five weeks, a small force of Japanese soldiers is getting down and dirty with U.S. Marines, learning from them what it means to fight from the sea. Read More