U.S. Indo-Pacific Forces Come Together: Valiant Shield 22

U.S. Indo-Pacific command joint forces are scheduled to participate in exercise Valiant Shield (VS) 2022, June 6-17, on Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau and at sea around the Mariana Island Range Complex. Participants include USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Groups, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), 94th Army Air and…

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Multinational Gunfire Support Training in the Marianas

August 25, 2021 – A massive CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter touches down on Farallon de Medinilla: a windswept, uninhabited tropical island in the middle of the Mariana Islands in the western Pacific. Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) pour out of the helicopter’s tail, 53 strong, including a 10-Marine Tactical Air Control Platoon (TACP). Beneath the verge on…

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US Seabee Divers Complete Infrastructure Assessment of Tinian Harbor

October 27, 2020 – In the middle of the Pacific lies an island surrounded with crystal-clear water, rich with military history. A small team of U.S. Navy Seabee underwater construction divers deployed from Task Force 75 completed a maritime infrastructure assessment (MIA) of the Port of Tinian, Oct. 13. The underwater construction team performed a multi-week assessment that included a…

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