Valiant Shield 2022 Draws to a Close

The ninth iteration of exercise Valiant Shield concluded June 17, 2022, following 12 days of joint operations at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace. Valiant Shield 2022 is a biennial, U.S.-only, joint Field Training Exercise (FTX) focused on integration between U.S. forces in relation to current operational plans. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces…

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Frigate Ingraham Expended as a Target

U.S. joint forces conducted coordinated multi-domain, multi-axis, long-range maritime strikes in the Hawaiian Islands Operating Area during a sinking exercise on the decommissioned guided missile frigate ex-USS Ingraham, August 15. Units from Vinson Carrier Strike Group (VINCSG), Submarine Forces Pacific, 1 Marine Expeditionary Force/3rd Marine Air Wing, III Marine Expeditionary/3rd Marine Division, and U.S. Army Multi-Domain Task Force participated in…

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RIMPAC 2020 Participants Conduct Sinking Exercise

August 31, 2020 – Live fire from ships and aircraft participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise sank the decommissioned amphibious cargo ship ex-USS Durham (LKA 114), Aug. 30. The sinking exercise (SINKEX) provided participating units the opportunity to gain proficiency and confidence in their weapons and systems through realistic training that could not be duplicated in simulators.…

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