bilateral training

Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Sound of the drums, beatin’ in my heart.

Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division lay in a cloud of dirt after an UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter assigned to 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade drops them off during a bilateral exercise in the US Central Command area of responsibility. After being dropped off, soldiers assaulted a mock village, which tested their ability to conduct Military Operations in Urban Terrain. The week-long military-to-military exercise fostered partnership and interoperability.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch, 2nd ABCT PAO, 4th ID, 19 FEB 2014.)

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PHIBLEX 2016

Some pictures I got to snap during so bilateral training with the Philippine Marines.

Getting to see their boot camp training there, you guys would be surprised how similar their boot camp is to ours. The females even have to shave their heads. 

Pretty awesome dudes, plus the locals we great.

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Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Sepia and shadows.

U.S. Air Force combat controllers from the 21st Special Tactics Squadron stand by to provide support during a cargo and personnel airdrop at the Holland Drop Zone in Fort Bragg, N.C., as part of the Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01. CJOAX 15-01 is an 82nd Airborne Division-led bilateral training event at Fort Bragg, N.C., from April 13-20, 2015.

 This is the largest exercise of its kind held at Fort Bragg in nearly 20 years and demonstrates interoperability between U.S. Army and British Army soldiers and U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard, Royal Air Force airmen and U.S. Marines. Special Tactics combat controllers integrate air power into ground special operations for mission success, deploying into forward hostile areas to establish assault zones, provide air traffic control capability, and control offensive airstrike operations. 

(U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Marianique Santos, 13 APR 2015.)

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U.S. Army Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, returns fire during Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01 at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 14, 2015. 

CJOAX 15-01 is an 82nd Airborne Division-led bilateral training event at Fort Bragg, N.C., from April 13-20, 2015. This is the largest exercise of its kind held at Fort Bragg in nearly 20 years and demonstrates interoperability between U.S. and U.K. Army soldiers in addition to U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and Royal Air Force airmen. U.S. Marines stationed out of Camp Lejeune, N.C. also participated. 

Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Contrast.

U.S. Marines with the 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment participate in training during amphibious landing operations at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, as part of exercise Iron Fist 2014. Iron Fist is a three-week bilateral training event held annually between the U.S. Marine Corps and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force designed to increase interoperability between the two services while aiding the Japanese in their continued development of amphibious capabilities.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Eric Coffer, 19 FEB 2014.)

INDIAN OCEAN (July 13, 2015) A CH-53 Super Stallion assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) take off from the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay is in the Indian Ocean participating in Talisman Sabre 2015. Talisman Sabre is a bilateral exercise intended to train Australian and U.S. forces in planning and conducting combined task force operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Derek A. Harkins/Released)

GREEN DECK

A CH-53 Super Stallion assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay is in the Indian Ocean participating in Talisman Sabre 2015. Talisman Sabre is a bilateral exercise intended to train Australian and U.S. forces in planning and conducting combined task force operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Derek A. Harkins/Released)
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British paratroopers from the 16 Air Assault Brigade attempting to retake a mock village held by U.S. paratroopers from the 2BCT 82nd Airborne Division acting as Opfor in April 2015, during the largest bilateral training exercise at Ft Bragg in almost 20 years.

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Philippine Airborne Special Forces service members execute an Airborne exercise during Balikatan 2014 on Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, May 6, 2014. The service members are flown to a height of 10,000 feet and execute a High Altitude, Low Opening jump from an MV-22 Osprey. This year marks the 30th iteration of the exercise, which is an annual Republic of the Philippines-U.S. military bilateral training exercise and humanitarian civic assistance engagement.

(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Justin English/Released) Public Domain

INDIAN OCEAN (July 16, 2015) An MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), takes off from the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is in the Indian Ocean participating in Talisman Sabre 2015. Talisman Sabre is a bilateral exercise intended to train Australian and U.S. forces in planning and conducting combined task force operations. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor A. Elberg/Released)

Japanese Ground Self Defense Force TYPE 61 main battle tanks move into position to support an air assault by troops of the 25th Infantry Division during bilateral training Exercise ORIENT SHIELD 1985.

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Philippine and U.S. reconnaissance Marines executing an amphibious raid, demonstrating their combined maritime raid capabilities. This training was in part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015, which is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by U.S. Marine and Navy Forces with the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Ternate, Philippines, Oct. 7, 2015.