joint exercise


U.S. Marines with the Combined Arms Company, Black Sea Rotational Force, Bulgarian and Romanian Forces conduct a joint exercise utilizing Bulgarian and U.S. main battle tanks, indirect fire, mechanized infantry, and close air support from U.S. Air Force assets during Platinum Lion 16-2 at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, Jan. 15, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff/Released)

treating ehlers-danlos is such a conundrum because if you’re inactive and don’t use your muscles then they don’t stabilize your weak joints and you’re more prone to injury

but then if you do use your muscles a lot you’re in danger of overusing them and then you’re also prone to injury

and you’re supposed to do low-impact exercise like swimming but swimming can be hell on your shoulders, which happen to be like the one of the biggest problem joints for ppl with eds

similarly you’re supposed to do a lot of exercise to strengthen and protect your joints, but regular exercise will decrease your resting blood pressure, and people with eds have problems with low blood pressure already

U.S. Army Green Berets from the 7th Special Forces Group jump out of a C-130H3 Hercules for Emerald Warrior at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 22, 2015. Emerald Warrior is the Department of Defense’s only irregular warfare exercise, allowing joint and combined partners to train together and prepare for real-world contingency operations.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia /Released

Compression Clothing for Hyper-mobility (EDS)

My geneticist suggested that I start wearing compression clothing, and compression joint supports with exercise or any activity that is painful. I bought a few things, and they seem to be helpful so far.

Benefits of compression clothing:

  • Reinforce good posture
  • Increase lung capacity
  • Strengthen weak muscles
  • Increase oxygen to muscles
  • Control lactic acid build up
  • Reduce damage from vibration
  • Increase endurance
  • Reduce injury risk
  • Accelerate recovery

Not the coast you’re looking for.

The Island-class cutter patrol boat USCGC Wrangell (WPB 1332), alongside two U.S. AH-64D Apache helicopters, assigned to U.S. Army Charlie Troop Heavy Cav, and two Kuwaiti Apache helicopters conduct a mock sea-and-air strikes during a bi-lateral training exercise in the Arabian Gulf. The combined-joint exercise provided U.S. forces, which also included U.S. Navy, an opportunity to exchange tactics and best practices with Kuwait naval forces. CTG 56.7 conducts maritime security operations to ensure freedom of movement for strategic shipping and naval vessels operating in the inshore and coastal areas of the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. 

(U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee, 3 NOV 2015.)


A U.S soldier wears chemical warfare gear during a joint military exercise with South Korea at a US Army base in Dongducheon, 40kms north of Seoul, on March 3, 2011 aimed to simulate the detection and disposal of North Korea’s chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons. US and South Korean soldiers displayed their techniques for handling weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the face of North Korea’s nuclear saber-rattling. 


Kampgruppen angriber - Trident Juncture 2015, Spanien

På den 36.000 mand store NATO- øvelse i Spanien, er enhederne ved at komme op i gear. Den store fælles feltøvelse er ikke igang endnu, men alle kampenheder af bataljonsstørrelse kommer igennem store handlebaner, der i størrelse svarer til en almindelig dansk øvelse i sig selv. Fredag trænede den danske kampgruppe angreb, mens belgierne sprang i faldskærm og italienerne øvede bykamp. Her er lidt indtryk fra dagen.

On the 36,000-strong NATO exercise in Spain, the devices getting into gear. The large joint field exercise has not started yet, but all combat units of battalion size comes through large trade lanes, corresponding in size to an ordinary Danish exercise in itself. Friday trained the Danish battle group attack while Belgians jumped in parachute and the Italians advanced urban combat. Here are some impressions from the day.

US Army Soldier, assigned to 982nd Combat Camera Company (Airborne), and a Canadian Forces Soldier, assigned to Canadian Combat Camera, clear a stairwell during Fleet Combat Camera Pacific’s Summer Quick Shot 2015 combined joint field training exercise, Long Beach, Calif., Aug. 7, 2015. Quick Shot is a semi-annual exercise that improves combat camera service members’ abilities to operate in a tactical environment.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel P. Rolston


Captain Wales participates in a Counter Terrorism exercise with 2 Commando Regiment.

The 2nd Commando Regiment (2 Cdo Regt) is a joint enabled expeditionary Special Operations force capable of operating across the land, sea or air domains. The Regiment is a force in readiness for the conduct of Advance Force Operations and Direct Action missions. These tasks are conducted both overseas and domestically where the Regiment is optimised to conduct responsive, scalable and tailored special operations, teamed with other Special Operations Command (SOCOMD) Force Elements, Services and Interagency partners in joint and combined operations. *** Local Caption *** His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales – or Captain Harry Wales – as he is known in the British Army is undertaking a short duration attachment with the Australian Army.

Captain Wales patrolled during Exercise Thunder Observer, a Joint Fire Team Exercise with the 8th/12th Medium Regiment, Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery.

The 1st Brigade is one of the Australian Army’s three multi-role combat brigades and consists of more than 3,400 civilian and military personnel. Based at Robertson Barracks, Palmerston and located around 20kms south of Darwin in the Northern Territory; the 1st Brigade is home to armoured, cavalry, aviation, artillery, infantry, engineer and combat services support battalions.

During his attachment with the Australian Army, Captain Wales will be working and living alongside Army members in various units and regiments. He is expected to spend time at Army Barracks in Darwin, Perth and Sydney.