US, UK, Australian and Canada in Combined Exercise VIRTUAL FLAG

“Fights on” loudly echos across the battlespace kicking off exercise VIRTUAL FLAG: Coalition 23-1 at the Distributed Mission Operations Center at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and distributed sites across four countries, during the first day of an eleven-day exercise. VF:C is one of the U.S. Department of Defense’s largest exercises combining U.S. forces (U.S. Air Force, U.S. Space Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and U.S. Marines) with international partners (Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Australian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Navy, and Royal Canadian Army) against an acute threat in a high-end fight across warfighting…

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RCN Divers Assist ERW Removal in Tuvalu Waters

Twenty two 500lb WWII-era Aerial Bombs have been located underwater at Nanumea in Tuvalu, by members of the Royal Australian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy, and United States Marine Corps working from HMNZS Manawanui. The Government of Tuvalu had requested the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to conduct reconnaissance of reported explosive remnants of war (ERW). With help from HMNZS Manawanui, HMNZS Matataua and crew, plus United States Marine Corps (USMC) and Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) divers embedded with the Australians and New Zealanders, Operation Render Safe got…

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RCN Divers Assist With WWII Bombs in Tuvalu Waters

Twenty two 500lb WWII-era Aerial Bombs have been located underwater at Nanumea in Tuvalu, by members of the Royal Australian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy, and United States Marine Corps working from HMNZS Manawanui. The Government of Tuvalu had requested the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to conduct reconnaissance of reported explosive remnants of war (ERW). With help from HMNZS Manawanui, HMNZS Matataua and crew, plus United States Marine Corps (USMC) and Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) divers embedded with the Australians and New Zealanders, Operation Render Safe got…

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