Valiant Shield integrates joint training among U.S. forces

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., takes off during Exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen AFB, Guam, Sept. 14, 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB), S.D., takes off during Exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen AFB, Guam, Sept. 14, 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A U.S. Marine F-18 Hornet assigned to Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, takes off during Exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 14, 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A U.S. Marine F-18 Hornet assigned to Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, takes off during Exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 14, 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, takes off during Exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen Andersen AFB, Guam, Sept. 14, 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base (AFB), Japan, takes off during Exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen AFB, Guam, Sept. 14, 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, takes off during Exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 14, 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, takes off during Exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 14, 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., takes off during Exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen AFB, Guam, Sept. 14, 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB), S.D., takes off during Exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen AFB, Guam, Sept. 14, 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, taxis during Exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen AFB, Guam, Sept. 14, 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base (AFB), Japan, taxis during Exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen AFB, Guam, Sept. 14, 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth AFB, S.D., takes off during Exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen AFB, Guam, Sept. 14, 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB), S.D., takes off during Exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen AFB, Guam, Sept. 14, 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam --

Valiant Shield (VS) is a U.S.-only, biennial field training exercise with a focus on integration of joint training in a blue-water environment among U.S. forces. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. VS will take place from Sept. 12-23 on Guam and around the Marianas Island Range Complex.