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A U.S. Airman with the 163rd Attack Wing, California Air National Guard, directs an MQ-9 Reaper to a refueling point during Integrated Training Exercise 4-22 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, Calif. on July 20th, 2022. The MQ-9 Reaper received fuel via aviation delivered ground refueling from an MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 764, marking the first time the MQ-9 received fuel from a joint asset and the first time an Air National Guard MQ-9 received fuel from another aircraft. The MQ-9 Reaper provided close air support to Marine Air-Ground Task Force 23 during its execution of the fire support coordination exercise of ITX as the Marine Corps Reserve continues to work to integrate with sister services in preparation for future operations. - A U.S. Airman with the 163rd Attack Wing, California Air National Guard, directs an MQ-9 Reaper to a refueling point during Integrated Training Exercise 4-22 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, Calif. on July 20th, 2022. The MQ-9 Reaper received fuel via aviation delivered ground refueling from an MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 764, marking the first time the MQ-9 received fuel from a joint asset and the first time an Air National Guard MQ-9 received fuel from another aircraft. The MQ-9 Reaper provided close air support to Marine Air-Ground Task Force 23 during its execution of the fire support coordination exercise of ITX as the Marine Corps Reserve continues to work to integrate with sister services in preparation for future operations.

U.S. Marines, with Marine Corps Installations Pacific, and Airmen with the 355th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pose for a photo during a hot-pit refueling training no Kadena Air Base, March 9, 2022. The training refined and enhanced the multiple aircraft platform skills of participating Marines, focusing on hot-pit refueling the F-35A Lightning II with limited time, simulating an operational environment. During hot-pit refueling, the aircraft maintains a running engine, which decreases the response time in an operational environment. - U.S. Marines, with Marine Corps Installations Pacific, and Airmen with the 355th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pose for a photo during a hot-pit refueling training no Kadena Air Base, March 9, 2022. The training refined and enhanced the multiple aircraft platform skills of participating Marines, focusing on hot-pit refueling the F-35A Lightning II with limited time, simulating an operational environment. During hot-pit refueling, the aircraft maintains a running engine, which decreases the response time in an operational environment.

An F-35B Lightning II from the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 gets refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron in support of Exercise Noble Fusion over the Pacific Ocean Feb. 4, 2022. Noble Fusion demonstrates that Navy and Marine Corps forward-deployed stand-in naval expeditionary forces can rapidly aggregate Marine Expeditionary Unit/Amphibious Ready Group teams at sea, along with a carrier strike group, joint forces and allies in order to conduct lethal sea-denial operations, seize key maritime terrain, guarantee freedom of movement, and create advantage for U.S., partner and allied forces. Naval Expeditionary forces conduct training in the Indo-Pacific throughout the year to maintain readiness. - An F-35B Lightning II from the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 gets refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron in support of Exercise Noble Fusion over the Pacific Ocean Feb. 4, 2022. Noble Fusion demonstrates that Navy and Marine Corps forward-deployed stand-in naval expeditionary forces can rapidly aggregate Marine Expeditionary Unit/Amphibious Ready Group teams at sea, along with a carrier strike group, joint forces and allies in order to conduct lethal sea-denial operations, seize key maritime terrain, guarantee freedom of movement, and create advantage for U.S., partner and allied forces. Naval Expeditionary forces conduct training in the Indo-Pacific throughout the year to maintain readiness.

Military leaders discuss future warfighting concepts during the Naval Integration for the 21st Century panel at National Harbor, Maryland, May 16, 2016, as part of the Navy League of the United States Sea, Air, Space Exposition. Seated (left-right) are Lt. Gen. Michael Dana, deputy commandant for Installation and Logistics; Rear Adm. Thomas Shannon commander, Military Sealift Command; Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey, deputy commandant for Plans, Polices and Operations; Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, deputy commandant for Aviation; Vice Adm. Robert Thomas, director, Navy Staff, and the moderator for the event, Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh, commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, deputy commandant for Combat Development and Integration. - Military leaders discuss future warfighting concepts during the Naval Integration for the 21st Century panel at National Harbor, Maryland, May 16, 2016, as part of the Navy League of the United States Sea, Air, Space Exposition. Seated (left-right) are Lt. Gen. Michael Dana, deputy commandant for Installation and Logistics; Rear Adm. Thomas Shannon commander, Military Sealift Command; Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey, deputy commandant for Plans, Polices and Operations; Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, deputy commandant for Aviation; Vice Adm. Robert Thomas, director, Navy Staff, and the moderator for the event, Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh, commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, deputy commandant for Combat Development and Integration.

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