exercise valiant shield

PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 23, 2016) USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) lead a formation of Carrier Strike Group Five and Expeditionary Strike Group Seven ships including, USS Momsen (DDG 92), USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), USS Stethem (DDG 63), USS Benfold (DDG 65), USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), USS Germantown (LSD 42), USS Barry (DDG 52), USS Green Bay (LPD 20), USS McCampbell (DDG 85), as wells as USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) during a photo exercise to signify the completion of Valiant Shield 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S. only, field-training exercise with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces. This is the sixth exercise in the Valiant Shield series that began in 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christian Senyk/Released)

Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike groups, break away while the Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike group continues to sail ahead following the photo portion of Exercise Valiant Shield 2006.

U.S. Navy ships from the George Washington and Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Groups and U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft operate in formation Sept. 23, 2014, at the conclusion of exercise Valiant Shield 2014.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin maneuvers alongside the dry cargo ship USNS Pecos to conduct a replenishment during Valiant Shield 2014 in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 20, 2014. U.S. Navy surface combatants and Military Sealift Command fleet logistics ships, part of Commander, Task Force 73, conducted a simulated submarine threat exercise as part of Valiant Shield. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Declan Barnes

Guam (June 20, 2006) - Navy Special Warfare (NSW) Sailors fast rope onto a rooftop from an HH-60H helicopter assigned to the “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Two (HS-2), during simulated Strike Warfare missions over the island of Guam. HS-2, part of Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2), embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during Exercise Valiant Shield 2006. Valiant Shield focuses on integrated joint training among U.S. military forces, enabling real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces and in detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class M. Jeremie Yoder (RELEASED)

A B-52 Stratofortress leads a formation of Air Force and Navy F-16 Fighting Falcons, F-15 Eagles, and F-18 Hornets over the USS Kitty Hawk, USS Nimitz and USS John C. Stennis Strike Groups during Exercise Valiant Shield