U.S. service members participating in Operation Pacific Iron 21 receive a briefing regarding environmental hazards that pose a threat to the ecosystem on Tinian, July 19, 2021. Two of the largest threats to the plant and animal life are invasive species such as the brown tree snake and rhinoceros beetle. Approximately 800 Airmen and 35 aircraft are participating in Pacific Air Forces’ dynamic force employment operation July 11 to Aug. 8, 2021, in Guam and Tinian to project forces into the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s area of responsibility in support of the 2018 National Defense Strategy, calling on the military to be a more lethal, adaptive and resilient force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)

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