Japan Coast Guard anti-terrorism team members attend the emergency exercise on the assumption that terrorists attack a nuclear plant on May 11, 2013 in Tomioka, Fukushima, Japan. The exercise was jointly operated by the Japanese Police Agency and Japan Coast Guard. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)
South China Sea (May 26, 2005) — Philippine Navy SEALS have weapons drawn as they search compartments on board the U.S. Navy dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise. VBSS training is being conducted as part of Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT) 2005. SEACAT is a weeklong, at sea anti-terrorism exercise in the Philippine and South China Seas. This was the first boarding by the Philippine Navy in the four-year history of SEACAT. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 3rd Class David J. Ham (RELEASED)
070807-N-8560S-003 PERSIAN GULF (Aug. 7, 2007) – A boarding party from Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Anzac (FFH 150) steams alongside a dhow while conducting interaction patrols (IPATS). IPATS are an element of maritime operations and are conducted to generate support and awareness among vessels sailing in the region of the coalition’s efforts to ensure a safe and secure maritime environment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher T. Smith (RELEASED)
Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Chief Petty Officer Peter Weingaertner, attached to Australian Clearance Diving Team Four, based out of Perth, Australia, takes part in training onboard the USS Valley Forge, an Inact ship, during a simulated Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS). The Australian Clearance Diving Team One and Four are deployed to Hawaii in support of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).
English: Gulf of Thailand (July 5, 2004) - A MK 62 “Quick Strike” mine is deployed from the starboard wing of a P-3C Orion aircraft form the Grey Knights of Patrol Squadron Four Six (VP-46). VP-46 is participating in a mine exercise during the Thailand phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). CARAT is a regularly scheduled series of bilateral military training exercises with several Southeast Asia nations designed to enhance the interoperability of the respective sea services. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Journalist Joseph Krypel (RELEASED)
Marine grunts exit their transportation, a CH-53A Sea Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, to begin a search and destroy operation 17 miles southeast of Phu Bai, Vietnam, Nov. 18, 1967. Initially a World War II bomber squadron, HMH-463, Marine Aircraft Group 16 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, flew the first CH-53s in Vietnam with the main mission of providing assault support transport.
A Royal Thai Armed Forces M60A1 battle tank fires its main gun during a combined arms live-fire exercise at a training center in Ban Chan Krem, Thailand, Feb. 21, 2014, during exercise Cobra Gold 2014. Cobra Gold is a regularly scheduled joint/combined exercise designed to ensure regional peace and strengthen the ability of the Royal Thai Armed Forces to defend Thailand or respond to regional contingencies. (DoD photo by Sgt. Artur Shvartsberg, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)
U.S. Marines with the 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment participate in training during amphibious landing operations at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 19, 2014, 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. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Eric Coffer, U.S. Navy/Released)
Marines with tank platoon, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire the M256 smoothbore gun of an M1A1 Abrams tanks on static targets during Realistic Urban Training Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise 14-1 (RUTMEUEX) at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., March 20, 2014. RUTMEUEX will prepare the 11th MEU Marines for their upcoming deployment, enhancing Marines’ combat skills in environments similar to those they may find in future missions.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Rome M. Lazarus/Released)
A UH-1Y Huey from VMM-163 (REIN) lands for a simulated casualty evacuation during a consulate reinforcement scenario as part of Realistic Urban Training Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise (RUTMEUEX) 14-1, Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., March 21, 2014. RUTMEUEX will prepare the 11th MEU Marines for their upcoming deployment, enhancing Marines’ combat skills in environments similar to those they may find in future missions. (U.S. Marines photo by Cpl. Jonathan R. Waldman/Released)