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Mortar Soldiers with the 77th Armored Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, fire a 120mm mortar round to provide indirect, suppressive fire for infantry Soldiers during a squad live-fire exercise Nov. 3, 2016 at Udari Range near Camp Buehring, Kuwait.  Mortar fire was part of the four-day training exercise that synchronized the capabilities of infantry Soldiers, indirect fire infantrymen and forward observers. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angela Lorden)
Soldiers with the 77th Armored Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, load onto a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter after completing their iteration of the squad live-fire exercise Nov. 2, 2016 at Udari Range near Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Infantry Soldiers, indirect fire infantrymen and forward observers synchronized their capabilities during thefour-day training event by executing dismounted squad battle drills. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angela Lorden)
Senior Airmen Joseph Todd and Eric Paradis, both Defense Red Switch technicians with the 21st Communications Squadron, sort through meals Nov. 4, in Colorado Springs, Colo. They volunteered for Meals on Wheels to deliver food to the elderly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Shellie-Anne Espinosa)
Senior Airmen Eric Paradis and Joseph Todd, both Defense Red Switch technicians with the 21st Communications Squadron, bring food up to a Meals on Wheels recipient’s apartment Nov. 4, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Both Airmen participated in the program to deliver meals to the elderly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Shellie-Anne Espinosa)
Mortar Soldiers with the 77th Armored Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, firea 60mm mortar round to provide indirect, suppressive fire for infantry Soldiers during a squad live-fire exercise Nov. 3, 2016 at Udari Range near Camp Buehring, Kuwait.  Mortar fire was part of the four-day training exercise that synchronized the capabilities of infantry Soldiers, indirect fire infantrymen and forward observers. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angela Lorden)
Senior Airmen Joseph Todd and Eric Paradis, both Defense Red Switch technicians with the 21st Communications Squadron, wait outside a senior’s door to deliver her meal Nov. 4, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Both Airmen participated in Meals on Wheels to deliver food to the elderly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Shellie-Anne Espinosa)
Brig. Gen. Roger R. Machut, the commanding general of 4th Marine Logistics Group, helps unload medical supplies from a National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter here, April 15. The medical supplies were flown to Deering, Alaska, one of 12 rural Alaskan villages assisted during the Innovative Readiness Training Arctic Care 2013. IRT Arctic Care is a multi-service humanitarian and training program focusing on enhancing the interoperability and capacity of U.S. forces in peacetime support operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. The exercise is primarily a Reserve effort with Marine Forces Reserve taking the lead and receiving logistical and medical support from the National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve and Air Force Reserve.
Staff noncommissioned officers selected to participate in the Foreign Area SNCO program pose with Sgt. Maj. Of the Marine Corps Micheal P. Barrett, far right. The Foreign Area SNCO program¹s mission is to identify, Select and educate a corps of international affairs marines for future assignments on tactical, operational and strategic-level Marine Corps staffs, joint and combined staffs and for duty with interagency organizations in order to improve MAGTF plans, operations, and security assistance efforts, with language skills, regional expertise, and culture capability. (US Marine Corps photo courtesy of the Office of the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps)
Chaplain of the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Margaret Grun Kibben, shakes hands with Philippine Marine Capt. Recto C. Pumares, Motor Transportation and Support Battalion, Combat Service Support Brigade, April 10 during a bilateral motor transportation, maintenance and welding expertise exchange as a part of the field training exercise of Balikatan 2013 at Camp O'Donnell, Philippines. BK13 is a bilateral joint exercise between AFP and U.S. forces designed to enhance interoperability, multinational cooperation and military-to-military relationships.
Philippine Army Private First Class Numancia Belerieno and Marine Corps Corporal Michael Hensell fix a fence at Lawin elementary school. The project is one of eight engineering civic action programs (ENCAP) missions being performed by Joint Civil Military Operations Task Force (JCMOTF) units in support of exercise Balikatan 2013. Balikatan is an annual Republic of the Philippines-U.S. military bilateral training exercise and humanitarian assistance engagement.
U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, listen to a brief after completing gas and oil platform seizure training during Exercise Leading Edge 13, Feb. 7. The exercise is a multinational and interagency supported exercise designed to develop and refine weapons integration capabilities among partnering nations including suspect maritime material inspections, seizure and disposition. The 15th MEU is deployed as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a U.S. Central Command theatre reserve force, providing support for maritime security operations and theatre security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bobby J. Gonzalez/Released)
U.S. Marines of 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, participate in a Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response (HA/DR) practical exercise Jan. 17, 2013 aboard Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan.  Marines and sailors of III Marine Expeditionary Force learn about civil-military roles in international disaster response during a Joint Humanitarian Operations Course (JHOC) conducted by the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by CWO2 Jonathan C. Knauth/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Derric Threatt, Cyber Security Manager, 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, right, and Gunnery Sergeant Stephan Hunter, Team Chief, Civil Affairs, 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, participate in a Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response (HA/DR) practical exercise Jan. 17, 2013 aboard Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan.  Marines and sailors of III Marine Expeditionary Force learn about civil-military roles in international disaster response during a Joint Humanitarian Operations Course (JHOC) conducted by the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by CWO2 Jonathan C. Knauth/Released)
A UH-1N Huey crewmember with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467 (HMLA-467) looks back at another aircrew during takeoff.  Four UH-1N Huey helicopter crews from HMLA 467 are part of Detachment Martillo of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South and are participating in Operation Martillo.  The detachment conducted a Mission Rehearsal Exercise prior to operations beginning in Guatemala.  Operation Martillo is an operation led by Joint-Interagency Task Force-South, of the U.S. Southern Command, and is designed to help stem the flow of narcotics through Central America and its Pacific and Caribbean coasts by denying transnational criminal organizations littorals used for illicit trafficking.  (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo//Released)
GUATEMALA CITY—Marines from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467 unload a UH-1N Huey helicopter from a U. S. Air Force Reserve C-5 Galaxy.  Four UH-1N Huey helicopters from HMLA-467 and crews will be participating in Operation Martillo.  The crews are attached to U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South and will be operating on the west coast of Guatemala.  The crews and aircraft are attached to U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South for the duration of the operation and will be used for detection and monitoring.  Detachment Martillo, under operational control of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South, is comprised of a number of units from II Marine Expeditionary Force.  Operation Martillo is an operation led by Joint-Interagency Task Force-South, of the U.S. Southern Command, and is designed to help stem the flow of narcotics through Central America and its Pacific and Caribbean coasts by denying transnational criminal organizations littorals used for illicit trafficking.  (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo//Released)
U.S. Marines of Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, prepare to fire of mortars at a Latvian mortar range during a Saber Strike exercise. Saber Strike 2012 is a multinational, tactical field training exercise that involves more than 2,000 personnel from the U.S. Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, the 4th U.S. Marine Division, the 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard, Estonian, Latvian, "and Lithuanian armed forces, with contingents from Canada, Finland, France and the U.K. The exercise, led by U.S. Army Europe, is designed to enhance joint and combined interoperability between the U.S. Forces and partner nations, and will help prepare participants to operate successfully in a joint, multinational, interagency, integrated environment." (U.S. Marine Corps Photo By Lance Cpl. Lauren Whitney)::r::::n::