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Vigilant ... 10 Coast Guard Vessels, 1 Name
Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) was commissioned in 1964, which means it has served this nation well over 50 years. During those many years, the cutter and its crews have performed the missions of maritime law enforcement, search and rescue, homeland security, national defense and international engagement ... Vigilant has the unique distinction of being the 10th vessel in service history to bear the name.
Soldiers Fire Mortar
Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Mortar men with 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, conduct live fire exercise during Network Integration Evaluation 17.2.
Airborne Review - All American Week 100
Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Paratroopers from the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division take part in the Airborne Review on Sicily Drop Zone at Fort Bragg, North Carolina as part of All American Week 100 ... which is an opportunity for Paratroopers, past and present, to celebrate being members of the American Guard of Honor.
Carderock Sub Races Draw Worldwide Teams, Promote STEM
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Students of engineering from universities and organizations across the country and abroad converged at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Maryland, for the 14th biennial International Submarine Races.
America's Tall Ship Arrives In NYC
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle (America's Tall Ship) arrives in New York City. The summer 2017 deployment spans five months and 14 ports, including multiple ports along the Eastern Seaboard, Canada, and Bermuda.
Navy Divers At NY Aquarium - FWNY 2017
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Navy Divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 interact with visitors during a dive at the New York Aquarium as a part of Fleet Week New York 2017 ... a time-honored celebration of the sea services that has been held nearly every year since 1984. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today's maritime services.
Bias For Action ... Marines Save Lives
Mon, 14 Aug 2017
Marines are taught from the first day of boot camp to take care of the Marine to the left and right in combat. But less often is the same attitude stressed as just as important while in garrison.
President Trump Shakes Hands With Boy Scout
Mon, 14 Aug 2017
President Donald J. Trump shakes hands with a boy scout at the Raleigh County Memorial Airport near Beckley, WV before departing to the Boy Scouts of America’s 2017 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.
Marine Corps Recruits Conquer Combat Endurance Course
Mon, 14 Aug 2017
U.S. Marine Corps Recruits with Oscar Company, 4th Battalion and Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, complete the Combat Endurance Course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. The Combat Endurance Course tests the recruits ability to work as a team and helps prepare them for situations they could face in combat.
Life Lived
Sun, 13 Aug 2017
Many adult Americans should relate to part or all of "Life Lived" ... relative to your age ... with special meaning to those who have shared their lives with a loving spouse and being blessed with children ... even more so for those who are grandparents too ... with each one's life lived ... in our beloved United States of America!
Strasser Brothers Give New Meaning To Brothers-in-Arms
Sun, 13 Aug 2017
Sons of a first sergeant, the Strasser brothers learned what military life was about long before they raised their right hands. For Matthew and Jeremy Strasser of the 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa Army National Guard, military service is a family affair.
Fire Pit Training
Sun, 13 Aug 2017
U.S. Air Force firefighters with the 944th Civil Engineer Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz., 445th Civil Engineer Squadron, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, 932nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., and the 910th Civil Engineer Squadron, Youngstown, Ohio, conduct fire pit training during exercise Patriot Warrior at Sparta/Fort McCoy Airport, Wisconsin.
Fugitive Operations Targeted Enforcement Action - LA
Sun, 13 Aug 2017
A convicted rapist and a previously deported cocaine trafficker are among those arrested in the greater Los Angeles, California area by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Fugitive Operations officers during a five-day expanded enforcement operation targeting at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives.
Saber Strike 17 ... 7 Nations, 4 Branches, 1 Mission
Sat, 12 Aug 2017
As the sun begins to set on the Lithuanian countryside, the final touches are put on the camouflage netting designed to break the silhouette and conceal the position of the Tactical Action Center, or TAC, of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division during Saber Strike '17, a multinational exercise.
Super Hornet Flies Over USS Gerald R. Ford
Sat, 12 Aug 2017
A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet flies over the USS Gerald R. Ford as the aircraft carrier conducts test and evaluation operations in the Atlantic Ocean.
Iraq War - Search and Seizure Ops In Baghdad
Sat, 12 Aug 2017
During January 2007 ... U.S. and Iraqi Soldiers conduct a search and seizure operation. Scenes include Soldiers patrolling streets and taking inventory of a confiscated cache.
Our Valiant Troops
Fri, 11 Aug 2017
A reminding tribute to America's brave, proud troops including those who have served before them. God bless them all for their honorable duty to our beloved USA!
SCAPEGOAT Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Detection System
Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Sly Fox Mission 21 has all the trappings of a smash hit reality television series with a technological innovation that may one day save lives of warfighters across the joint services.
Marine On Security During Evacuation Op
Fri, 11 Aug 2017
A U.S. Marine with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, posts security during a non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) exercise at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows (MCTAB) in Hawaii. During a NEO, Marines provide security, evacuate civilians, establish an intermediate support base and operate from naval support platforms at sea.
Marines Conduct Aerial Sniper Training
Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Marines with 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit train and hone their skills so they can respond to a wide range of military operations from limited combat to humanitarian assistance operations, throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
Unlikely Hero Behind 'Hacksaw Ridge'
Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Desmond Doss wanted to serve his country, so he enlisted in the Army Medical Corps as a noncombatant ... Doss’ battalion was tasked with climbing a treacherous, 400-foot-high jagged cliff, nicknamed Hacksaw Ridge, to get to a plateau ... By nightfall, he had rescued 75 soldiers, including many of the men who had berated him earlier in his military career.
VP Pence Delivers Remarks To Troops
Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks while visiting U.S. and Georgian service members in Tbilisi, Georgia. The U.S. troops attending the speech were training for Noble Partner 2017, a U.S. Army Europe-led exercise hosted at training areas in Georgia.
F-35 ... A Step Ahead
Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Staying a step ahead in current and future conflicts required a new edge in air warfare ... the F-35 ... the newest fifth generation multirole fighter aircraft ... designed to perform ground attack and air defense missions.
Military Kids Use Virtual, Augmented Reality To STEMulate Learning
Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Donning high-tech virtual and augmented reality simulators, while testing out revolutionary modular prosthetic limbs and interacting with experts in the field of science, technology, engineering, and math, a group of about 23 middle school-aged military children had a chance to learn inspiring and exciting lessons during a workshop at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Paratrooper Provides Security
Wed, 09 Aug 2017
A U.S. Army paratrooper provides security in his sector during Exercise Panther Storm 2017 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Army 4ID Conducts Combined Arms Live Fire
Wed, 09 Aug 2017
U.S. Soldiers, assigned to 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, participate a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise (CALFEX) at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. During this CALFEX, U.S. Soldiers collaborate with their infantry, engineer and armor counterparts to be used in future exercises, as part of Atlantic Resolve.
Four Teams, One Goal
Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The sun is beating down on soldiers in the unforgiving heat of the Mojave Desert. A crowd of seemingly angry civilians are crowding around the entrance to the U.S. Embassy in the fictional city of Razish, Erdabil Province, Atropia. The situation has the feel of a powder keg with a short fuse that could blow at any time. Luckily, members of the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team’s (ABCT) Multi-Functional Team (MFT) have the situation under control as they evacuate American citizens from the war-torn “country” of Atropia.
Boy Dances During Lt. Dan Band USO Show
Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Actor / musician Gary Sinise enjoys a dance performance by Forrest Katzenberger, 6, during the Lt. Dan Band USO show at the Memorial Stadium on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Washington.
Marine Corps ... Core Values
Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Honor, courage and commitment are the U.S. Marine Corps core values. It defines what we stand for, making Marines, winning our nation’s battles and developing quality citizens. Marines don’t back down from a fight ... whether personal, in combat or when confronted with injustice ... Marines fight and win!
Cyber Electromagnetic Activities ... A Front-Line Force
Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The U.S. Army 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, consolidated their Cyber Electromagnetic Activities’ (CEMA) Electronic Warfare (EW) into a front-line force that engaged the opposition on a less-traditional battlefield during a recent rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin.
NWS Special Boat Team Conducts Hot Extraction
Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Lt. Gen Kenneth Tovo, commanding general of U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), participates in a simulated hot extraction by Special Boat Team 22 from Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Group 4, at the John C. Stennis Space Center.
USS Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group - Straight Transit
Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) conducts a Straight Transit Exercise during a Group Sail. TRCSG is underway conducting a Group Sail training unit exercise with the USS Theodore Roosevelt integrated training phase and aims to enhance mission-readiness and warfighting capabilities between the ships, air wing and the staffs of the TRCSG through simulated real-world scenarios.
Relentless Monitoring Of Nuclear Testing Treaties Compliance
Sun, 06 Aug 2017
In 1966, Susan A. Romano, AFTAC Geoffrey Blainey coined the phrase ... tyranny of distance ... metaphorically referring to how distance and isolation shaped the history of one of earth’s most intriguing continents, Australia. Today, members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center here are subjected to the tyranny of distance, but thanks to innovative Airmen, modern technology and state-of-the-art communications platforms, they are able to adapt and overcome the so-called tyranny to accomplish their nuclear treaty monitoring mission.
F-22 Raptor During Operation Inherent Resolve Mission
Sun, 06 Aug 2017
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor departs after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The F-22 is a component of the Global Strike Task Force, supporting U.S. and Coalition forces working to liberate territory and people under the control of ISIS.
Soldiers Compete In Strong Europe Tank Challenge 2017
Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Soldiers from U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment competed in the Strong Europe Tank Challenge 2017. Competitors from Austria, France, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, and the U.S. battled it out to claim the prize of being called the best tank crew in Europe.
Vice President Pence To Troops - You Are The Best Of Us
Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Vice President Mike Pence, whose son is a pilot in the Marine Corps, visited Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio on Armed Forces Day and expressed heartfelt proud remarks about all service members.
It Is Not The Rank, But The Leadership Within
Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Air National Guard members often wear different hats of responsibility and leadership. The different skills and experiences from one role enhance the next, even if those roles don’t seem related. At the 161st Air Refueling Wing here, one vehicle maintenance apprentice wears many hats, both literally and figuratively, enhancing and complimenting these different roles; thereby creating a more effective citizen Airman ... And he was named Airman of the Year for the entire Arizona Air National Guard.
National Ensign Presentation To Fallen Marine's Wife
Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Sergeant Maj. Matthew R. Hackett, command sergeant major, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., passes the National Ensign to Sherry Jennings, spouse of Marine Sgt. Julian Kevianne, during a funeral for Kevianne at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Kevianne, 31, was one of the 15 Marines and one Navy sailor who perished when their KC130-T Hercules crashed in Mississippi, July 10, 2017.
Letters For The Deployed, A Flag For The Kids
Fri, 04 Aug 2017
Just before the end of the school year, Duke Elementary School was called in for an assembly in the cafeteria. The students were not aware, but it was due to something they had done several months ago. Upon walking in, they saw a lone member of the U.S. Air Force, ready with a special presentation to thank the children, faculty and school for taking care of deployed military members.
Soldiers Present Colors At MLS All-Star Game
Fri, 04 Aug 2017
Soldiers assigned to the 144th Army Band, based in Springfield, Illinois, present the colors during the singing of the National Anthem by Jencarlos Canela, international popstar, at the 2017 Major League Soccer All-Star game vs Real Madrid at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Camp Pendleton 2017 Recon Challenge
Fri, 04 Aug 2017
The Recon Challenge is a 25-mile endurance course where Recon Marines aboard Camp Pendleton, California endure a myriad of challenges and tests in the basic fundamentals of being a Reconnaissance Marine. From hiking through roughly 15 miles of difficult terrain with 50 pounds of gear, to a grueling 2,000 meter swim to shore from the icy Pacific Ocean, Marines are presented with a number of challenges along the way, including obstacle courses, weapons firing and operations, and swim tactics. A total of 27 two-man teams competed in 2017 ... each team wearing the name of a fallen recon Marine on their packs.
James McCloughan's Medal of Honor Story
Thu, 03 Aug 2017
James McCloughan shares his heroic story as a U.S, Army combat medic during the Vietnam War in 1969 that nearly 50 years later earned him the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest honor ... for saving 10 of his fellow Soldiers during the battle of Nui Yon Hill.
Iraq War - Air Assault On Al Qasr Island
Thu, 03 Aug 2017
During July 2006 ... U.S. and Iraqi soldiers conduct an air assault on Al Qasr Island, Iraq (near Mosul) to search for weapons caches with scenes including ... soldiers debarking from Black Hawk helicopters; searching with a dog; patrolling on foot and with all terrain vehicles; flyovers with Chinook helicopters flyovers; and, interrogating Iraqis.
Marine Corps Modernizing Emergency Response Capabilities
Thu, 03 Aug 2017
Marine Corps bases worldwide are gaining increased emergency response capabilities with the implementation of the Consolidated Emergency Response System, or CERS. CERS standardizes emergency dispatching capabilities and provides emergency first responders with enhanced command and coordination to support all hazardous response missions aboard Marine Corps installations.
Street Wide Old Glory
Thu, 03 Aug 2017
Coast Guardsmen and Coast Guard Auxiliary members carry a long, street wide U.S. flag during the Seafair Torchlight Parade in Seattle, Washington. The parade remains one of the longest running annual events in the Seattle area, dating back to the 1950s.
Mine Warfare Collaboration Key To Expanding Advantage
Wed, 02 Aug 2017
Mine Warfare (MIW) Executives Dr. Peter Adair, Stephen Hunt and David Everhart are working to establish a culture of collaboration among the U.S. Navy’s Research, Development, Test and Evaluation community to help the United States maintain maritime superiority over our adversaries.
Airman Secures Perimeter
Wed, 02 Aug 2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sean Mullins secures a perimeter during training at the Lee Fulp Drop Zone in Tifton, Georgia.
Utah Test and Training Range
Wed, 02 Aug 2017
An in-depth look at the Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR) ... a Department of Defense (DoD) Major Range and Test Facility Base at Hill Air Force base in Utah's west desert. The UTTR provides an ideal location for operational test and evaluation for weapons requiring a large safety footprint. The UTTR is also the only location capable of supporting overland testing of cruise missiles. The UTTR is used in a training capacity for air-to-air-combat, air-to-ground inert and live practice bombing and gunnery training by DoD aircrews.
James McCloughan's Medal of Honor Ceremony
Tue, 01 Aug 2017
President Donald Trump awards former Specialist Five James C. McCloughan, U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor for distinguished actions during 48 hours of close-combat fighting against enemy forces near Don Que, Vietnam, from May 13 to 15, 1969. McCloughan was serving with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, as a private first class combat medic. McCloughan, then 23 years old, voluntarily risked his life on nine separate occasions to rescue wounded and disoriented comrades. He suffered wounds from shrapnel and small arms fire on three separate occasions, but refused medical evacuation to stay with his unit, and continued to brave enemy fire to rescue, treat, and defend wounded Americans.
When Predators and Reapers Engage
Tue, 01 Aug 2017
Anticipation heightens as the JTAC confirms the target and gives the aircrew the clearance to attack ... Unbeknownst to most people, the multi-role MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper strikes are coordinated through specific routing chains well before weapons employment to ensure the fulfillment of combat directives, combatant commanders’ requirements and overall rules of engagement.
President Trump Awards Medal of Honor To James McCloughan
Tue, 01 Aug 2017
Former U.S. Army Specialist Five James C. McCloughan receives the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump for distinguished actions during 48 hours of close-combat fighting against enemy forces near Don Que, Vietnam, from May 13 to 15, 1969.
Impact On America's Military Arsenal By Second Industrial Revolution
Mon, 31 July 2017
The Army’s last remaining cannon manufacture has a great history of rising and then falling in stature after every military conflict since the War of 1812. But interestingly, it was not the wars at home or those overseas that have safeguarded the Watervliet Arsenal’s 203 years of continuous operation ... it was a revolution.
Navy Drill Team Performs At BSA National Jamboree
Mon, 31 July 2017
A U.S. Navy drill team showcases their skills at the Boy Scouts of America 2017 National Jamboree near Glen Jean, West Virginia. The 2017 National Jamboree was attended by 30,000 scouts, troop leaders, volunteers and professional staff members, as well as more than 15,000 visitors. Approximately 1,200 military members from the Department of Defense and the U.S. Coast Guard provided logistical support for the event.
USS America and ARG Integration Operations
Mon, 31 July 2017
A look at the America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) consisting of the lead amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), undertaking integration operations in April and May 2017 for the ARG's deployment later in 2017.
Air Force Unveils Three Significant Space Initiatives
Sun, 30 July 2017
The Air Force unveiled three significant space initiatives at the 33rd Space Symposium ... a new office for space at the Air Staff, a new warfighting construct for space, and improvements in space battle management command and control.
Marines Receive Navy Achievement Medals
Sun, 30 July 2017
U.S. Marine Cpls. Otto Thiele, Eric Goodman, and Christopher Ehms and Lance Cpl. Avelardo Guevara Osuna receive Navy Achievement Medals from Col. Forrest Poole aboard Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan. The Marines came together to assist a local Japanese woman during their hike on Mount Fuji, Japan on July 3, 2017. The woman, Moe Oda, was found lying on the ground, hyperventilating and struggling to breathe when the Marines came to her assistance.
SCNG Demonstrates Combined Abilities
Sun, 30 July 2017
The South Carolina National Guard demonstrated the abilities of air and ground assets during the South Carolina Air and Ground Expo at McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Eastover, South Carolina. This expo is a combined arms demonstration showcasing the abilities of South Carolina National Guard Airmen and Soldiers.
Army Family Redefines Resiliency
Sat, 29 July 2017
And they lived happily ever after... Those words are echoed in so many classic childhood fairy tales. While real life stories rarely mirror fairy tales, every once in a while a boy meets a girl, falls in love and a magical story ensues. Such was the case for Lou and Missy Zeisman. Their story, in the real world with real people, is filled with happiness and sadness and the strength and perseverance born from heartache and joy. Their story must be told for it is about the miracle of love ... and life.
Soldiers React To Attacking Insurgents
Sat, 29 July 2017
Army Staff Sgt. Donovan Sweet, a squad leader with the 101st Airborne Division's 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, gives orders to his squad while being attacked by mock insurgents during situational training for Shared Accord 17 at the South African Army Combat Training Center in Lohatla.
Jumper's View of Special Ops Airborne Skydive
Sat, 29 July 2017
A parachutist's view from a GoPro camera on his helmet during a skydive with fellow airborne members of U.S. Special Operations Europe from an MC-130J Commando II over the Satenas Air Base / Karlsborg, Sweden area.
Major General William Dean, Medal of Honor Recipient
Fri, 28 July 2017
U.S. Army Major General William Dean, was the first service member to earn the medal for his actions in the Korean War. He was also the highest-ranking American officer to be captured by the enemy during the Korean War being held for three years.
President Trump At USS Gerald R. Ford Commissioning
Fri, 28 July 2017
President Donald Trump meets with U.S. Navy officers shortly before delivering remarks at the commissioning ceremony of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford.
WTI 2-17 - Casualty Treatment and Evacuation
Fri, 28 July 2017
U.S. Navy Corpsmen with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit treat simulated casualties during final exercise two in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor course (WTI) 2-17 at Fire Base Burt, California. This exercise is designed to execute a simulated special operating forces raid while simultaneously supporting regimental combat team objectives and focusing on conducting all six functions of Marine Aviation.
Iraq War - Soldiers Search For Insurgents In Ramadi
Thu, 27 July 2017
During June 2006 ... U.S. and Iraqi Soldiers search and clear areas of insurgents in Ramadi, Iraq during Operation Wolfpack with scenes including soldiers patrolling streets and responding to gunfire.
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Stands The Test Of Time
Thu, 27 July 2017
During World War II, allied soldiers faced injury and death from unexploded ordnance left over from German troops. The allies needed a way to combat these threats without unnecessary risk to the service members who tried to clear these battlefields. It was from this challenge that explosive ordnance disposal was born.
Repatriation Ceremony For WWII Fallen
Thu, 27 July 2017
Members of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency conclude a repatriation ceremony in Kiribati, Tarawa for fallen service members missing from the World War II battle of Tarawa.
Wake Island A Lesson In American World War II Bravery
Wed, 26 July 2017
The story of the Wake Island defenders in December 1941 has inspired generations of Americans, but the island is so remote that few ever get the chance to see the site of their courage.
Fighter Jets Fly In Formation
Wed, 26 July 2017
F-35 Lightning II, assigned to the 6th Weapons Squadron, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, F-22 Raptor and an F-15 fighter jets, assigned to the 433rd Weapons Squadron, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Range.
Moody Mud Run Bird's Eye View
Wed, 26 July 2017
A drone view of the 2017 Moody Mud Run involving two courses... the 4.2 mile Moody Mud Run Challenge Course for participants 13 and over with 20+ obstacles; and, the 1.2 mile Family Fun Course designed for kids 12 and under. Moody Air Force Base is the host of the annual Moody Mud Run that occurs in May.
America's First Brigade Celebrates 100 Years
Tue, 25 July 2017
For 100 years, the Soldiers of U.S. Army 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division have been at the forefront of service to the United States, participating in nearly every campaign since the First World War.
Sailors Man Rails Of USS Gerald R. Ford
Tue, 25 July 2017
Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during its commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, VA. Ford is the lead ship of the Ford-class aircraft carriers, and the first new U.S. aircraft carrier designed in 40 years.
Navy E-2C Hawkeye Taking Off
Tue, 25 July 2017
A U.S. Navy E-2C Hawkeye attached to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 117 preflight preparation and take off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, for exercise Northern Edge 2017.
Brothers' Bond Strengthened Through Marine Corps Service
Mon, 24 July 2017
Marine Corps Pfc. Jason Gautreaux and his brother, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Mitch Gautreaux have supported each other since they were born. Their friendship was unbreakable, and they often played on the same sports teams through childhood. When the idea to join the Marine Corps came about, the pair made the commitment together. One will not leave the other behind, because they are twins.
Students Enjoying Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy
Mon, 24 July 2017
High School students, Seth Bolden and Nicholas Dinofrio, at the Field Leadership Exercise during the 2017 Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. The purpose of this exercise is to return high-caliber individuals back to their schools and communities with greater knowledge of the Marines, sense of purpose and the ability for them to serve as advocates for the Corps due to their first-hand experiences with Marines.
World War II ... D-Day To V-E Day
Mon, 24 July 2017
World War II continued for almost 11 months after the successful Normandy landings in France on June 6, 1944, commonly known as D-Day. Here is a look at some of the key moments that led to victory in Europe on May 8, 1945.
Hero 'Rosie' Rosenthal's WWII Stories
Sun, 23 July 2017
Lt. Col. Robert “Rosie” Rosenthal is one of the most well-known pilots from the 100th Bombardment Group, famous for flying many more missions than most, taking care of his men and leading “Rosie’s Riveters.” The many awards he earned include the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star with Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross (both American and British), Purple Heart with Cluster and the Croix de Guerre.
Rappelling Demo At BSA National Jamboree
Sun, 23 July 2017
A Soldier with 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, KY ascends a rock wall for a rappelling demonstration during the Boy Scouts of America 2017 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve near Glen Jean, West Virginia. The 2017 National Jamboree is attended by 30,000 Boy Scouts, troops leaders, volunteers and professional staff members, as well as more than 15,000 visitors.
Blackhorse Regiment Conducts NTC R17-05
Sun, 23 July 2017
The U.S. Army 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment-Blackhorse undertakes the Decisive Action Rotation 17-05 (R17-05) at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin. The training is reflective of the complexities of potential adversaries our nation could face and include... guerrilla, insurgent, criminal and near-peer conventional forces woven into one dynamic environment.
Symbol Of American Patriotism
Sat, 22 July 2017
As a kid growing up in southern California, Jose "Angel" Velazquez dreamed of joining the military, but never thought he’d be a symbol of honor and perfection in the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard.
Astronaut With Coast Guard Cutter Crew
Sat, 22 July 2017
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Manowar share a moment with American Astronaut Suni Williams while moored at Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas. Williams shared her personal experiences from being a veteran of two space missions, Expeditions 14/15 and 32/33.
WTI 2-17 - Marines Conduct Aerial Live Fire
Sat, 22 July 2017
U.S. Marines conduct a day and night aerial live fire during the final exercise (FINEX) as part of Weapons and Tactics Instructor course (WTI) 2-17 at Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California. The FINEX exercise is designed to execute a simulated special operating forces raid while simultaneously supporting regimental combat team objectives and focusing on conducting all six functions of Marine Aviation.
STEM Students Learn About Engineering On Dam Tour
Fri, 21 July 2017
A team of engineering professionals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently welcomed area high school and college students for a Corps career overview and tour of the Old Hickory Lock and Dam in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
JROTC Joint Service Academic Bowl Champs
Fri, 21 July 2017
Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets from Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, celebrate after winning the Joint Service Academic Bowl Championship at the 2017 JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl Championship in Washington, D.C.
Northern Edge 2017 Takeoff
Fri, 21 July 2017
A variety of aircraft takeoff in support of Northern Edge 2017 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
Iraq War - Marines and Soldiers Joint Patrol In Ramadi
Thu, 20 July 2017
During May 2006 ... U.S. Marines and Soldiers conducting a patrol with Iraqi Army personnel. Scenes include service members entering houses, talking to residents, and firing on insurgents from humvees.
Innovation Underlying U.S. Military Superiority
Thu, 20 July 2017
A Lab Day event showcased more than 80 exhibits of technical innovations developed by scientists and engineers who work in the defense laboratory enterprise's nationwide network of 63 defense labs, warfare centers and engineering centers.
Leap Frog Flies American Flag
Thu, 20 July 2017
Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Jim Woods, a member of U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, flies the American flag above Elliot Park during a skydiving demonstration at the Summer X Games.
Trump Salutes Coast Guard Mission In Academy Commencement Address
Wed, 19 July 2017
Each year, the president delivers the commencement address at one of the U.S. military service academies, and this was President Donald J. Trump's first address to a service academy graduating class as commander in chief at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's 136th commencement.
Boy Scouts Memorial Dedication Ceremony
Wed, 19 July 2017
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jason Samuel, defense counsel, Legal Services Support Team, Headquarters Battalion, serves as the guest speaker at a memorial dedication ceremony for the Boy Scouts of America in Mountain Valley Memorial Park in Joshua Tree, California. Samuel was a boy scout for several years prior to joining the Marine Corps.
Army Apache Traffic Pattern Training
Wed, 19 July 2017
A U.S. Army Apache helicopter from 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment (Attack Reconnaissance) conducts a traffic pattern training flight at Katterbach Army Airfield in Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany during its deployment associated with Atlantic Resolve. Pilots perform multiple important maneuvers and tasks, including taking off, making coordinated turns, managing airspeed and landing.
Fallen Army Reserve Soldier Honored Into National Police Memorial
Tue, 18 July 2017
People fell silent as sirens rang through the streets of the nation’s capital. Hundreds of police squad cars and motorcycles escorted thousands of survivors from across the country to the National Mall to pay tribute to their fallen police officers ... with one also being in the Army Reserve, who was KIA in Iraq.
Recon Marine With Old Glory
Tue, 18 July 2017
Marine Corps Cpl. Joachim Schock participates in a reconnaissance and surveillance mission during Talisman Saber 17 aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Pacific Ocean.
Releasing The Kraken
Tue, 18 July 2017
The Kraken is a mystical creature from the deep whose tentacles twist and toss its victims until they don't know which way is up. Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton, stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, is using its own Kraken not to destroy but to save lives. See how this monster from the depths is working to protect American aviators.
Army Guard Funeral Honor Guard Members Hone Advanced Skills
Mon, 17 July 2017
The ceremonial rifles, along with a folded American flag, a bugler playing taps and a weighted casket were all part of the specialized 80-hour Military Funeral Honors training that 12 Army National Guard Soldiers from across the country were conducting at Camp Smith Training Site, New York.
Army Goes Rolling Along
Mon, 17 July 2017
Soldiers sing “The Army Goes Rolling Along,” the U.S. Army’s official song, at Williams Stadium at Fort Lee, Virginia during an event to celebrate the installation’s centennial.
WTI 2-17 - Marines Live Fire In 360
Mon, 17 July 2017
A 360 degree view of U.S. Marines conducting aerial live fire during the final exercise (FINEX) two as part of Weapons and Tactics Instructor course (WTI) 2-17 at Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California. The FINEX exercise is designed to execute a simulated special operating forces raid while simultaneously supporting regimental combat team objectives and focusing on conducting all six functions of Marine Aviation.
Army Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers - Dignified Transfer
Sat, 16 July 2017
A U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Army Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers (22) died April 27, 2017 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, as a result of small arms fire while engaged in dismounted operations. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia.
Skyward Watch To The Stars
Sat, 16 July 2017
The setting sun and emergence of the night sky signals the beginning of a mission for a select group of Airmen. Standing just shy of 4-feet tall, the telescopes, assigned to Detachment 1 of the 21st Space Wing, sit in the northwest corner of the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, detecting, tracking and cataloging tens of thousands of objects in orbit within their area of coverage.
Coast Guard Helicopter Lowers Rescue Swimmer
Sat, 16 July 2017
A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco helicopter lowers a rescue swimmer to ground at Ragged Point, California. The helicopter crew assisted with the medical evacuation of a 12-year-old girl who reportedly fell from the cliff.
Active Duty Marriage, The Leidholm Family
Sat, 15 July 2017
The Leidholms are a typical American family, except for one significant difference ... Air Force Staff Sgts. Kyle and Nicole Leidholm have to navigate the special challenges families face when both parents serve in the military. They are aware that either of them could be deployed overseas with little notice and are ready to put the needs of their country above all else.
Warthog Takes Off
Sat, 15 July 2017
A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II (Warthog) assigned to the 357th Fighter Squadron takes off from the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. The aircraft can survive direct hits from armor-piercing and high explosive projectiles.
USAFWS Aircraft Texas Lake Training
Sat, 15 July 2017
U.S. Air Force Weapons School Squadrons performing combined unit and CSAR exercises at the Texas Lake dry lakebed at the Nevada Test and Training Range.
First Medal of Honor Recipient - Army Pvt. Jacob Parrott
Fri, 14 July 2017
In April 1862, Parrot and nearly two-dozen other volunteers were given orders to go deep into enemy territory and destroy bridges and railroad tracks between Chattanooga, Tennessee and Atlanta ... Parrott was eventually returned to the Union in a prisoner exchange in March 1863. For his part in the raid, he was awarded the very first Medal of Honor that same month.
Riverine Harbor Security Mission
Fri, 14 July 2017
Members of Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 1 maneuver into position for a harbor security mission in Djibouti City, Djibouti. CRS-1 is forward deployed in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations and conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.
Operation SHUFLY Commemoration
Fri, 14 July 2017
Marine Task Unit 79.3.5, code named SHUFLY was the first Marine Task Unit to provide air support during the Vietnam War beginning in 1962. The tasking represented the first large unit commitment of a Marine unit to Vietnam.
Iraq War - Soldiers Search For Insurgents and Weapons In Tikrit
Thu, 13 July 2017
During May 2006 ... U.S. Army Soldiers conduct an operation to track down suspected insurgents and weapons in Tikrit, Iraq. Scenes include troops breaching a gate with a Humvee, breaking down doors under the cover of night and confronting suspects, finding and destroying large weapons caches, troops getting aerial video from helicopters and conducting dismounted patrols through the streets.
World War II B-17 Flying Fortress - Aluminum Overcast
Thu, 13 July 2017
As Aluminum Overcast, a 77-year-old B-17 Flying Fortress, roared to life on the tarmac at the Olympic Flight Museum, the cabin filled with smoke and the passengers, wearing smiles and snapping photos, filled with anticipation.
Marine Color Guard At Moving Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall
Thu, 13 July 2017
Marines with the Headquarters Battalion Color Guard prepare to present the colors during the opening program of the Moving Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall at Mission Springs Park in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. The Moving Wall, a scale model of the original Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, has the names of those men and women who were killed or missing in action etched onto a reflective stone, so visitors can not only see the names, but see themselves, reflecting on the lives of the people who fought and died to keep them safe.
Louisiana Lullaby
Wed, 12 July 2017
Joseph “Jack” C. Rogillio used to listen to a familiar song, “Louisiana Lullaby,” on the juke box after his ship watching duties scouting for enemy ships in Kure Beach, N.C. He was like many young men of that time, preparing to embark on a journey through Europe in defense of his country on the cusp of World War II ... For his service in WWII, he was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star, all for actions in combat.
Presidential Salute Battery
Wed, 12 July 2017
Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Presidential Salute Battery, provides support during the playing of the 1812 Overture in Washington D.C.
USS Carl Vinson SF Leads Japan Maritime SDF Destroyers
Wed, 12 July 2017
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) leads the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers JS Ashigara (DDG 178), left front, and JS Samidare (DD 106), left rear, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), center rear, and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), right rear, and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), right front, during a transit the Philippine Sea.
Hall Of Heroes At Fort George G. Meade
Tue, 11 July 2017
There is a schoolhouse among the green trees and rolling hills of Maryland where artists gather by the hundreds. They strive to become wordsmiths, master the photography medium, and aspire to be television personalities ... Down one hallway, the sound of laughter fades and eventually dies at the doorway of a grand room. There is no laughter permitted inside as the residents demand respect, honor and compassion. The room by its very nature is like none other in the building. Adorned with flags, photos line one wall and reach to the two-story ceiling while on another wall, sunlight reflects on the names of those who will never again feel its warmth.
Watching Fireworks From Coast Guard Cutter
Tue, 11 July 2017
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Katherine Walker watch the fireworks in New York City during the Macy's Day Fireworks show.
Army Black Hawk Traffic Pattern Training
Tue, 11 July 2017
A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the 10th Mountain Division's 10th Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Drum New York conducts a traffic pattern training flight at Katterbach Army Airfield in Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany during its nine month deployment associated with Atlantic Resolve. Pilots perform multiple important maneuvers and tasks, including taking off, making coordinated turns, managing airspeed and landing.
Cyber Command Increases Readiness To Hold Targets At Risk
Mon, 10 July 2017
Amid the intensified pace of international conflict in cyberspace threats, U.S. Cyber Command continually increases its Cyber Mission Forces’ readiness.
Freedom Ride Cardboard Boat Victory
Mon, 10 July 2017
Freedom Ride Capt. Conor Mulligan (left), the 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron (SOFSS) military personnel flight commander, and 2nd Lt. Taylor Pearson, a 1st SOFSS officer, paddle to the finish line during the cardboard boat regatta at Hurlburt Field, FL.
Air Force T-38 In Flight
Mon, 10 July 2017
Aerial footage of and from a U.S. Air Force T-38s with panoramic views during exercise Atlantic Trident 17. The T-38 Talon is a twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainer used in a variety of roles because of its design, economy of operations, ease of maintenance, high performance and exceptional safety record.
Life Of A Flight Surgeon
Sun, 09 July 2017
From fighting off sickness on the ground, to fighting an enemy in the air, a flight surgeon holds a set of skills crucial to any unit. When he isn’t seeing patients, Capt. Brett Lindstrom, a 335th Fighter Squadron flight surgeon assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, is gearing up as a weapons systems operator to accompany a pilot in the back of an F-15E Strike Eagle dual-role fighter aircraft.
Warrior Games' Sitting Volleyball Athletes Celebrate Gold
Sun, 09 July 2017
Team Navy celebrates after winning the 2017 Warrior Games' sitting volleyball medal rounds at the United Center.
Fast Marines Conduct Embassy Security Training
Sun, 09 July 2017
Marines from Company C, Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team, Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, conduct an embassy security exercise at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. The Marines conduct their exercise as part of a weeklong training exercise ... testing their ability to reinforce an embassy in a foreign nation while maintaining site security, conducting convoy operations properly establishing vehicle checkpoints, non-lethal weapons training and riot control tactics.
Army Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas - Dignified Transfer
Sat, 08 July 2017
A U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Army Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas (22) died April 27, 2017 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, as a result of small arms fire while engaged in dismounted operations. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia.
Old School Communication System Still Reliable For Marine Corps
Sat, 08 July 2017
Some equipment in the Marine Corps is so valued that it has been around for generations and still operating at top capacity. One such piece of gear is the Tropospheric Scatter Microwave Radio Terminal (AN/TRC-170) ... a communication link that transports data from one position to another.
2017 Warrior Games 1500 Meters Winners
Sat, 08 July 2017
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Brian Fogarty and Master Sgt. Hugo Gonzalez Orozco proudly holding the USMC flag after taking silver and gold medals, respectively, in a men’s 1,500-meter race during a 2017 DoD Warrior Games Track Competition at Lane Technical College Preparatory High School in Chicago.
Thirty Years Of Service Before Self - Col. Michael Manion
Fri, 07 July 2017
Good leaders give clear direction, support their people and guide them toward success. But great leaders take it one step further ... According to Airmen in the 403rd Wing, their commander, Col. Michael Manion, is a great leader.
Kailua Independence Day Parade
Fri, 07 July 2017
Kailua Intermediate School students march in the 71st annual Kailua Independence Day Parade. Stretching down Kainalu Drive, the parade featured both active duty and retired military service members, along with floats from many local businesses and organizations to celebrate America’s freedom and independence.
46th WPW and 26th AFSAM Sniper Championship
Fri, 07 July 2017
Snipers from all across the globe gather for the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center’s 46th Winston P Wilson and 26th Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting Sniper Championship. This year features 21 U.S Teams and 4 international teams from Canada, Denmark, Italy and Poland.
Operation Air Force Equips Future Leaders
Thu, 06 July 2017
The Operation Air Force annual event gives cadets hands-on training experience and a glance at various mission assets at bases across the world. The program’s professional development tour is designed for cadets to broaden their view of career opportunities and mission operations before they fulfill their roles as future leaders.
Independence Day Fireworks White House View
Thu, 06 July 2017
An inspiring view from the White House south lawn on Independence Day ... of fireworks lighting up the night sky with the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial shining brightly too.
Marines 2d AAV BN 75 Year Heritage
Thu, 06 July 2017
U.S. Marines with 2nd Amphibious Assault Battalion (2d AAV BN), 2nd Marine Division (2d MARDIV), celebrate their 75th anniversary as a battalion on Camp Lejeune, NC. Over the last 75 years, 2d AAV BN has been a vital part to the operational capabilities of 2d MARDIV providing ship to shore capabilities that have evolved from a lightly funded theory of warfare into a deadly amphibious capability of the Marine Corps.
Red Cell Challenges Cyber Defenders
Wed, 05 July 2017
Captain Joshua Montgomery is not a criminal, but he plays one for the Guard. As a member of the 177th Information Aggressor Squadron at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas, Montgomery tests cyber defense capabilities by attempting to hack into sensitive information systems.
Soldier Fires Grenade Launcher
Wed, 05 July 2017
A Soldier fires an M302 grenade launcher for the Pacific Theater Best Warrior Competition at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Ship-to-Shore MEE Advanced Naval Technology Exercise 2017
Wed, 05 July 2017
Ship-to-Shore Maneuver Exploration and Experimentation (S2ME2) Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) 2017 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. S2ME2 ANTX brings industry, academia, and the Naval Research Development Establishment together to demonstrate emerging technology and engineering innovations that address priority U.S. Navy and Marine Corps missions.
The Price of Freedom
Tue, 04 July 2017
I feel the need to share with you the beauty that I see ... In this land we call America - the gift my fathers left to me...
World War II Veteran Claude Hodges Honored
Tue, 04 July 2017
The U.S. Army suffered more than 100,000 casualties during World War II’s Battle of the Bulge, a last-ditch attempt by the German army to split the Allied forces in northwest Europe in December 1944. Claude Hodges, a resident at the Virginia Veterans Care Center, was serving with the 99th Infantry Division in the Ardennes Forest when the battle broke out.
Independence Day
Tue, 04 July 2017
Happy Independence Day to all Americans with special thoughts and thanks to active members and veterans of our beloved USA military services!
Paratroopers Using New Battlefield Vehicles
Tue, 04 July 2017
Paratroopers from the U.S. Army 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division drive and maneuver with the units newest equipment. The DAGOR and MRZR-D are the newest form of transportation for speed, versatility and load. A squad of heavy weapons gun teams uses them during a live-fire exercise at Fort Bragg, NC.
Rider Proves To Be Stable Of Caisson Platoon
Mon, 03 July 2017
For Soldiers from the Caisson Platoon, 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), their everyday missions take them through Arlington National Cemetery paying respects to not only those service members no longer with us, but to their Families as well. Once riders surpass 500 funeral missions, they receive brass spurs. One rider’s accomplishments were recognized with never-before-seen custom spurs.
President Trump With 2016 World Series Champions
Mon, 03 July 2017
President Donald Trump at his desk in the White House Oval Office surrounded by the 2016 World Series Champions, the Chicago Cubs.
F-35A and F-15C 5 Ship Formation Over Europe
Mon, 03 July 2017
Two F-35A Lightning IIs from the U.S. Air Force 388th Fighter Squadron, Hill AFB, Utah, and three F-15C Eagles from the U.S. Air Force 493rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, England, fly in formation during a training sortie over the United Kingdom. The F-35As first arrived at RAF Lakenheath, which marked it's first flying training deployment to Europe.
Between Mother, Son ... A Shared Mission
Sun, 02 July 2017
One of the most challenging parts of deployment for many Soldiers is being away from friends and Family. Soldiers and Family members alike often lean on others who share a similar experience during long periods apart. One 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Family is using their shared experience to make deployment just a little bit easier ... like including Capt. Andrea Wolfe and her son, Spc. Kameron Wideman.
Security Force Airman's Smoky Approach
Sun, 02 July 2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Jeffcoat, a 100th Security Forces Squadron base defense operation center controller, emerges from smoke grenade smoke during the 435th SFS’s Ground Combat Readiness Training Center Security Operations Course at U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder, Germany.
WTI 2-17 - Heavy Huey Raid
Sun, 02 July 2017
U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Venoms assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) insert Marines with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment during a heavy huey raid as part of Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) 2-17 at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona. The exercise was designed to focus on executing a company air assault raid supported by fixed wing and rotary wing escort, and simulated aviation delivered fires.
Army SSgt. Mark R. De Alencar - Dignified Transfer
Sat, 01 July 2017
A U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar (37) a Special Forces soldier died on April 8, 2017 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
WWII Pilot Snubbed By MacArthur Earns MoH Months Later
Sat, 01 July 2017
WWII Army Air Corps Capt. Harl Pease flew a lot of missions ... with a scrubbed one to take General Douglas MacArthur out of Manila Bay just before the Philippine island of Luzon was invaded by the Japanese ... McArthur refused to fly in Capt. Pease's bomber after seeing its condition caused by its multiple combat missions. Another one was a success that involved Capt. Pease paying the ultimate sacrifice ... and earning the Medal of Honor.
Annual Flag Raising At Naval Station Rota
Sat, 01 July 2017
Service members and civilians assigned to U.S. Naval Activities Spain stand at attention during the annual flag raising ceremony at Naval Station Rota. Naval Station Rota is only permitted to fly the American flag with special permission from the Spanish base commander.
Students, Teachers Learn How To Prepare For Weather Emergencies
Fri, 30 June 2017
More than 12,000 students and teachers from southeastern Wisconsin were on the edge of their seats in the stands of Miller Park, while learning about inclement weather and watching demonstrations on eclipses, making clouds and preparing pets for emergencies for Weather Day.
Fergueson Brothers Honor Fallen
Fri, 30 June 2017
Fergueson brothers Colin, Jakob and Ian, who also share being Boy Scouts, offer personal reflection of remembrance and pride on one knee ... after participating with other youth organizations in placing flags and lei (wreathes) on U.S. Army Schofield Post Cemetery gravesites during Memorial Day.
Staying On Track - KMEP 17-6
Fri, 30 June 2017
U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve and U.S. Marines with Combat Assault Battalion, 4th Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) Battalion conduct bi-lateral training with Republic of Korea (ROK) Tanks with 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division and Republic of Korea Marines with 1st Republic of Korea Marine Corps Amphibious Assault Battalion during Korea Marine Exercise Program (KMEP) 17-6 at Republic of Korea.
Air Force Veteran Shares Personal Holocaust Survival Story
Thu, 29 June 2017
Air Force veteran Dr. Alfred Münzer was just nine months old when his family was separated during the Nazi Regime occupation of Holland, but he grew up hearing about his relatives’ hardships. These stories influenced him to share his experience.
Marine Capt. Craig Nygaard Awarded Air Medal
Thu, 29 June 2017
Major Gen. Matthew Glavy with Capt. Craig Nygaard and his family at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina. Nygaard was awarded the Air Medal for operations conducted during Operation Inherent Resolve while assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 231, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.
Soldiers Conduct Tank Live Fire
Thu, 29 June 2017
U.S. Soldiers from Chaos Company, 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division conducted a platoon level live fire with tanks in Adazi, Latvia (Europe) ... focusing on working with engagement area development and fire distribution.
Restoring Last-Of-Its-Kind WWII Plane
Wed, 28 June 2017
Voices echoed through the old warehouse, bouncing off old, dusty military vehicles and aircraft in various states of restoration. Tucked away to the side of the warehouse rests a partially restored Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless dive bomber, thought to be the last surviving aircraft of its kind.
Gallopalooza Horse At VA Medical Center
Wed, 28 June 2017
A Gallopalooza Horse adorns the Emergency Room front lawn of the Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky. This particular Gallopalooza Horse was created by a local Louisville artist for not only his sister, but also for those who have prosthetic limbs but keep running strong.
What Air Power Looks and Sounds Like
Wed, 28 June 2017
U.S. Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT) is the air component of U.S. Central Command, a regional unified command. AFCENT is responsible for air operations, either unilaterally or in concert with coalition partners, and developing contingency plans in support of national objectives for Centcom's 20-nation area of responsibility in Southwest Asia.
Marine Corp and Coast Guard Veteran Becomes Navy Chaplain
Tue, 27 June 2017
All U.S Navy Lt. Jeffery Tagert wanted was to be a Marine, but after some ups, downs and career changes he found the path he was supposed to be on.
Coast Guard MSRT Patrols Boston Harbor
Tue, 27 June 2017
A U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team patrols Boston Harbor. The team deployed from Chesapeake, Virginia, to provide waterside security for the public and tall ships during Sail Boston 2017.
Marine Corps Military Child of the Year 2017
Tue, 27 June 2017
Jackson Beatty, an 18-year-old senior at Lejeune High School, received the Marine Corps Military Child of the Year 2017 Award during the Operation HomeFront Military Child of the Year Award Gala in Washington DC. Beatty was selected for the award because of his near-perfect GPA, volunteer hours and his outstanding athleticism.
National Guard More Relevant, Ready To Face New Threats
Mon, 26 June 2017
The National Guard is even more important than in the past, given the uncertain nature of the world today, Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.
Nomads Remember Khobar Towers Fallen
Mon, 26 June 2017
U.S. Air Force Col. Paul Moga, 33rd Fighter Wing commander, right, and Chief Master Sgt. Shelley Cohen, 307th Bomb Wing command chief, place a wreath in front of the burning sword during the Khobar Towers 21st Anniversary Wreath Laying Ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. On June 25, 1996, a bomb was detonated near the Khobar Towers housing complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Nineteen Airmen were killed and more than 400 U.S. and international military and civilians were injured in the blast. Of the 19 killed, 12 were Nomads. Each year the 33 FW holds a ceremony in remembrance of that day.
Heroes and Voices - Celebrating America's Army
Mon, 26 June 2017
A special, patriotic military concert, showcasing the Army's contributions to the building of the Nation. Heroes come from all walks of life and wear many different uniforms, leaving a lasting impact on both the local and global communities.
From Brat To Boots
Sun, 25 June 2017
I am a brat. Well, more like an Army brat but I am brat just the same. This means I am a proud child of an Army veteran, my dad ... I want to say thank you to not only my children but all military children ... the true unsung heroes.
American Flag Underwater
Sun, 25 June 2017
A sailor fixes an American flag on the American Tanker, a sunken concrete barge used to transport fuel during World War II, in Apra Harbor, Guam.
Breaking The Sound Barrier
Sun, 25 June 2017
Since its inception in 1947, the Air Force has consistently broken barriers as an element of the finest joint warfighting team on the planet, and its Airmen have refined its mission through innovation and teamwork ... as done when breaking the sound barrier with the experimental Bell X-1 aircraft on October 14, 1947 at Mach 1 at an altitude of 45,000 feet ... and flown by legendary test pilot, Chuck Yeager, who first enlisted as a private ... before becoming a pilot ... and achieving the rank of Brigadier General before his retirement from the Air Force in 1975.
M2A1 Machine Gun Improves Marines' Lethality, Survivability
Sat, 24 June 2017
Marine Corps Systems Command is equipping Marines with the updated M2A1 .50-caliber machine gun, increasing Marines’ survivability and lethality on the battlefield.
Amphibious Ops With Zodiac
Sat, 24 June 2017
Sgt. Antuan D. Martin, lead instructor of Raider Reconnaissance Operator Course, instructs Marines on amphibious operations using a Zodiac inflatable craft during an exercise aboard Marine Corps Training Area Bellows.
USS Theodore Roosevelt Conducts Flight Ops
Sat, 24 June 2017
Aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) conducts flight operations during a tailored ship's training availability off the coast of California.
History, Heroes Walk Among Us
Fri, 23 June 2017
Founded originally as the Medal of Honor Legion in 1890, the Legion of Valor was later chartered by an act of Congress in 1955, adding U.S. Air Force Cross recipients to the organization. Legion of Valor members are recipients of the nation’s highest recognition for heroism in combat, either receiving the Distinguished Service Cross and Navy Cross to the Congressional Medal of Honor or Air Force Cross, and are honored through the organization.
Army's 242nd Birthday Flag Raising
Fri, 23 June 2017
A U.S. Army flag detail proudly raises the flag before the Army's 242nd Birthday run at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Arlington National Cemetery Funeral
Fri, 23 June 2017
Take a few proud moments to see what a full military funeral involves with scenes from several military branches final honors ceremonies at Arlington, our nation's most hallowed ground and solemn national shrine ... that is an active cemetery conducting between 27 and 30 funerals each week day.
Iraq War - Marines Patrol In Al Anbar Province
Thu, 22 June 2017
During March 2006 ... Marines conduct a foot patrol with Iraqi Army personnel. Scenes include Marines and Iraqi Soldiers walking through streets, searching, detonating explosives, and interacting with local Iraqis.
Survivor of USS Indianapolis Shares Story
Thu, 22 June 2017
Seventy two years ago the USS Indianapolis sank, losing most of its crew in one of the one of the worst Naval disasters the world has ever seen. To pay tribute to one veteran, Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors from the Defense Information Systems Agency Pacific (DISA PAC) gathered to have breakfast with one of the survivors of the Indianapolis at the Wright Brother’s Café on Hickam.
Thunderbirds Fly By Gateway Arch
Thu, 22 June 2017
The Thunderbirds, the Air Force flight demonstration squadron, fly by the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, while returning to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
Allied Spirit VI - Soldiers Engage Enemy Targets
Thu, 22 June 2017
U.S. Army Soldiers with Charlie (MOD) Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade engage the enemy as part of Allied Spirit VI at the 7th Army Training Command's Hohenfels Training Area in southeastern Germany.
COARNG IT Soldiers Mentor Future Cyber Warriors
Wed, 21 June 2017
Colorado Army National Guard information technology Soldiers mentored a student Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cyber team for the U.S. Air Force Association 2017 CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense competition ... The relationship is about more than just the competition. While COARNG’s connection with the community deepens, it fosters inner-city youth interest in cyber, potentially motivating students to consider careers in cyber that meet community, state and national needs for cyber talent.
USS Carl Vinson Strike Force
Wed, 21 June 2017
Navy F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets fly over the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and fellow strike force ships, guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer and USS Michael Murphy and guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain in the western Pacific Ocean.
Marines From Boot Camp To ITB
Wed, 21 June 2017
Marine Corps recruits with the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of Infantry make the transition from a basically trained Marine during boot camp to an Infantry Marine ready for the fleet at the Infantry Training Battalion (ITB), School of Infantry.
Doolittle's Raid ... Air Force Heritage, Honor, Valor
Tue, 20 June 2017
The raiders represent the spirit of creativity and innovation, progressively growing the service into the modern day Air Force of today, said Dr. Doug Lantry, the National Museum of the United States Air Force historian regarding the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid.
Marines Taking Beach By Force
Tue, 20 June 2017
Lance Cpl. Shane Springstead, Cpl. Ryan Ehlers, and Lance Cpl. Armanie Singletary, raider reconnaissance team operators with U.S. Marine Corps 3rd Radio Reconnaissance Platoon, 3rd Radio Battalion prepare to take the beach by force during an amphibious exercise aboard Marine Corps Training Area Bellows. Securing the beach is a small example of the training that goes into the 13-week reconnaissance raider operator’s course.
F-15 Strike Eagle Training Above South Dakota
Tue, 20 June 2017
Air Force pilots flight train in their F-15 Strike Eagles ... taking off from Mountain Home Air Force Base in South Dakota with cockpit views of aircraft maneuvering and the scenic countryside including the Snake River. The F-15E is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions.
Therapy Dog Provides Emotional Support For Military Kids
Mon, 19 June 2017
When Cindy Brosig first started using her G.I. Bill to earn her master’s degree in nursing, she thought animal therapy was just a way for people to bring dogs to the hospital for patients to pet. After devoting two years of research, papers and projects to animal therapy, she learned there was much more to it.
Soldiers Load M777A2 Howitzer For Fire Mission
Mon, 19 June 2017
U.S. Army Soldiers load an M777A2 howitzer to prepare for a fire mission at Land Forces Field Training Center in Bemowo Piskie, Poland, as part of Saber Strike 17, a U.S. Army Europe-led multinational combined forces exercise.
USS Porter Conducts Strike Ops
Mon, 19 June 2017
The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.
Marine Behind The Legend Of 1,000 Cranes
Sun, 18 June 2017
The Legend of 1,000 Cranes comes from the idea that if a person folds 1,000 cranes, their wish will be granted by the gods ... When talking about what drives him to spread his passion with others, he compares it to why most people join the Marine Corps ... to make an impact.
Military Father and Son Enjoying Time Together
Sun, 18 June 2017
U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Michael Snyder with A Co. 1-111th General Support Aviation Battalion and his father, U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder with the 169th Fighter Wing enjoy a Father's Day visit a few days early, while standing in front of a UH-60 helicopter at McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Eastover, South Carolina.
Northern Warfare Training Center
Sun, 18 June 2017
The U.S. Army Northern Warfare Training Center (NWTC) at Fort Greely, Alaska ... provides Cold Weather and Mountain Warfare training to U.S. military and designated personnel, in order to enhance war-fighting capabilities of U.S. and coalition partners.
Facing Fears and The Future
Sat, 17 June 2017
The 17-year-old girl screamed in terror as she stared at the ground 34 feet below her. Behind her, a Soldier assisting her with her exit encouraged her to jump.
Vice President Meets NASA's New Astronaut Candidates
Sat, 17 June 2017
Vice President Mike Pence with NASA's 12 new astronaut candidates at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
Marines Conduct Target Engagements
Sat, 17 June 2017
2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division conducted known distance target engagements during a crew-served weapons exercise at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The exercise helped Marines identify their limitations and capabilities with the M240B machine gun.
Sandhurst Military Skills Competition 2017
Fri, 16 June 2017
Sixty-two teams representing 12 international military academies, eight ROTC programs, and four U.S. service academies assembled at West Point for the 2017 Sandhurst Military Skills Competition at West Point. Since 1967, competitors from around the world have competed for the highly acclaimed Reginald E. Johnson Memorial Saber and this year was no exception.
Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco's Commissioning
Fri, 16 June 2017
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco gathers on deck during the vessel's commissioning ceremony in Juneau, Alaska. The CGC Bailey Barco is the second fast response cutter in Alaska and homeports in Ketchikan.
ICE Fugitive Operations Arrests
Fri, 16 June 2017
U.S. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Fugitive Operations Teams targeting criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives in New York, NY and Dallas, TX.
Iraq War - Army MPs Hunt For Suspect In Hawija
Thu, 15 June 2017
U.S. Army military police and Hawija police stop after a convoy was hit with a grenade while patrolling through Hawija. Scenes include Soldiers hooking up a tow to the vehicle hit by the grenade, pulling security on site, and taking off in search for the suspect who threw the grenade. Iraqi Police on scene work with American Soldiers questioning suspects and surveying the area.
Army Corps of Engineers Take Their Kids To Work
Thu, 15 June 2017
Excited youngsters eagerly donned life jackets for the chance to learn about navigation and water safety on board several Corps of Engineers boats docked on the Cumberland River at Music City’s Riverfront. Throughout the day they participated in lots of other fun activities too.
A-10 Thunderbolt II During Flight In Operation Inherent Resolve
Thu, 15 June 2017
An A-10 Thunderbolt II departs after receiving fuel from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in and out of locations near front lines.
Marines Fire Artillery - Spartan Fury 2017
Thu, 15 June 2017
U.S. Marines assigned to Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment perform an artillery fire mission during Exercise Spartan Fury, aboard Pohakuloa Training Area, on the Big Island of Hawaii.
America's Symbol
Wed, 14 June 2017
"America's Symbol" by David Bancroft, USA Patriotism! founder expresses what "Old Glory" should mean to every American ... and hopefully ... with the same heartfelt pride that Francis Scott Key felt when seeing our beloved flag still flying on that historic day ... inspiring him to write the "The Star Spangled Banner" that became America's national anthem ... and when seeing the iconic image of the Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima during World War II ... Then there is every time seeing a flag draped coffin of a fallen American hero.
Boots Serve As Memory of What Soldier Can't Express In Words
Wed, 14 June 2017
The blood-spattered, worn combat boots with a medical syringe lying alongside them portray a healing image for retired Army Sgt. Timothy "Mike" Goodrich ... who uses healing arts therapy to express feelings of war that he cannot put into words because of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
Saluting The American Flag Aboard USS Ross
Wed, 14 June 2017
Sailors salute the American Flag during morning colors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) as the ship is moored in Naval Station Rota, Spain. Ross, forward-deployed to Rota, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
Defenders - Air Force Security Forces
Wed, 14 June 2017
A look at one of the Air Force's most notable career fields through the eyes of a Security Forces Airman. Air Force Security Forces is more than 38,000 Airmen and civilians strong. The mission includes the execution of law and order, integrated defense and nuclear security. The career field also has dog handlers and combat arms specialists that enable the execution of the mission.
Fallen WWII Marine Returns Home From Tarawa
Tue, 13 June 2017
After 74 years of absence, fallen Marine Pfc. James Whitehurst’s remains were finally repatriated at Tallahassee International Airport in Tallahassee, Florida ... where he received plane-side honors from Marines with Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany funeral detail.
USMC Appreciation Day At Padres' Ballpark
Tue, 13 June 2017
The Major League Baseball San Diego Padres hosted Camp Pendleton Marines for USMC Military Appreciation Day at its ballpark. More than fifty Marines from Camp Pendleton attended the Padres game.
Coast Guardsmen Conduct UAF Patrol - OPRex17
Tue, 13 June 2017
Coast Guardsmen assigned to U.S. Coast Guard Port Security Unit 312 conduct an underway area familiarization patrol aboard a 32-foot transportable port security boat during Operation Pacific Reach Exercise 2017 (OPRex17) in Pohang, Republic of Korea.
Submariner Achieves Goal To Be A Pilot
Mon, 12 June 2017
Lt. Adam Patterson’s Navy career hasn’t followed what most people might call the “usual” path. Having experienced his own evolution of sorts, he emerged from the sea and eventually took to the air by first starting as a submariner and later transitioning to an aviator.
Firing A M249B Squad Assault Weapon
Mon, 12 June 2017
Georgia National Guardsmen with the B Company, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, fire a M249B squad assault weapon while participating in Military Operations In Urban Terrain exercise during eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) rotation 17-04 at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Soldier's View of Engaging Targets
Mon, 12 June 2017
Body-mounted camera view of a U.S. Army soldier, assigned to the 16th Sustainment Brigade, engaging targets during the convoy blank fire exercise as part of Vanguard Proof at Pocek Range in Postonja, Slovenia.
MEHEL Shoots Drones From Sky Without Bullets
Sun, 11 June 2017
A Stryker combat vehicle equipped with a 5kW laser and an array of sensors destroyed about 50 "enemy" drones during the 10-day Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment ... The MEHEL is just one system the Army is looking at to deal with the growth of inexpensive off-the-shelf unmanned aerial systems that are being seen in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.
World War II Vets At D-Day Anniversary Ceremony
Sun, 11 June 2017
Two World War II veterans, who participated in the liberation of France, share a laugh in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France, while attending a ceremony to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of D-Day.
Galactic Warfighters
Sun, 11 June 2017
A look behind the scenes at Matthew Callahan's sprawling photo essay, Galactic Warfighters. The project aims to humanize the faceless troopers of the Star Wars universe to tether the real world and science fiction through the lens of a U.S. Marine combat correspondent with actual combat scenes of U.S. Marines.
Military Brat - Do You Know Where The Term Comes From?
Sat, 10 June 2017
We've all heard the term “military brat” before. It pertains to those children who grew up in military families. “Brats” wear the name like a badge of honor, often because of the moves, stressors and cultural experiences that make them more resilient than their civilian counterparts. But where and when did the term "military brat" originate?
Air Force Honor Guard Folds Flag
Sat, 10 June 2017
Staff Sgt. Gregory Barker, with the 96th Force Support Squadron, presides over the flag-folding portion of the Honor Guard graduation ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Approximately 12 new Airmen graduated from the course after more than 120 hours of training. The graduation performance, for friends, family and unit commanders, includes flag detail, rifle volley, pallbearers and bugler.
Soldiers Conduct Night Ops
Sat, 10 June 2017
Soldiers from Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division conduct night operations at a military operation urban terrain site during Warrior Exercise 78-17-01.
50th Anniversary Of The Coast Guard Racing Stripe
Fri, 09 June 2017
In the modern history of the United States Coast Guard, there has been a rapid shift from mistaken identity to a brand identity. Thanks to a visionary president, talented industrial designers and Coast Guard leaders who saw the importance of a service brand identity; the assets of the Coast Guard are now easily identified with the distinctive red Racing Stripe.
73rd Anniversary Of D-Day Utah Beach Landings
Fri, 09 June 2017
Chief Mass Communication Specialist John M. Hageman and a reenactor render a salute during a commemoration ceremony for the 73rd anniversary of the D-Day landings at Utah Beach in Saint Marie Du Mont, France.
Marine Corps Battle Color Ceremony - Camp Lejeune
Fri, 09 June 2017
U.S. Marines with the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, "The Commandant’s Own" perform during the Battle Color Ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The Battle Color Detachment is a ceremonial unit featuring the Silent Drill Platoon, the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, and the official Marine Corps Color Guard. The Battle Color Detachment is based out of Marine Barracks Washington D.C., also known as "8th and I".
Iraq War - Soldiers Attacked With Rocket Propelled Grenade
Thu, 08 June 2017
During March 2006 ... U.S. Army Soldiers conducting a patrol in Samarra, Iraq are attacked with a rocket propelled grenade that doesn't explode. The soldiers then secure the area where they were attacked and detonate the propelled grenade.
International Space Station ... "Great Model For Society"
Thu, 08 June 2017
The International Space Station is a "great model for society," said NASA Astronaut and retired Army Col. Robert S. "Shane" Kimbrough, after returning to Earth from 173 days in space.
Statue of Liberty
Thu, 08 June 2017
A close-up look at the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island during a visit by USA Patriotism! Lady Liberty's official name is "Liberty Enlightening the World" was dedicated on October 28, 1886 ... and designated as a National Monument in 1924.
Marines Take Down Enemy Combatants In RUT
Thu, 08 June 2017
Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment conduct an airborne insertion raid on a Military Operations in Urban Terrain training town in order to take down an enemy logistics hub during Realistic Urban Training (RUT) utilizing attack helicopters.
Statue of Liberty National Monument
Wed, 07 June 2017
The Statue of Liberty National Monument is a national park located in New Jersey and New York comprising of Liberty Island and Ellis Island. It includes the awe-inspiring Liberty Enlightening the World, commonly known as the Statue of Liberty, situated on Liberty Island, and the former immigration station at Ellis Island which opened in 1892 and closed in 1954, becoming part of the monument in 1965.
Deployed Total Air Force Integration Proves Successful In Fight Against ISIS
Wed, 07 June 2017
Airmen travel thousands of miles overseas to support the conflict against ISIS bringing with them an array of life experiences that prove again and again a reoccurring theme; the strength of the U.S. Air Force is in the diversity it bolsters.
Marine Corps Recruiters Showcase Uniforms
Wed, 07 June 2017
Marine Corps recruiters out of Recruiting Sub-Station Arlington, Texas wear different Marine Corps uniforms at Veterans Park ... representing the honorable, proud history of the Marine Corps.
Five Pillars For A Strong Europe Now In Place
Tue, 06 June 2017
With past Russian meddling in Georgia and Ukraine and Russian leadership openly talking about a willingness to use nuclear weapons in a future conflict, it's important for NATO to be entirely clear on its resolve to use its capabilities should the need arise.
Celebrating A Century of Service
Tue, 06 June 2017
The 82nd Airborne Division marches off of Sicily Drop Zone at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The Airborne Review is the culminating event of the All American Week 100 which is an opportunity for Paratroopers, past and present, to celebrate being members of the American Guard of Honor. The theme for All American Week 100 is, "Celebrating a Century of Service".
Battlefield Trauma Innovations
Tue, 06 June 2017
Hemorrhage is responsible for 91.5 percent of potentially survivable battlefield deaths. From 2001 to 2011, an estimated 24 percent of combat deaths occurred before patients reached a treatment facility; the major cause of death was blood loss. Battlefield trauma innovations like the occlusion balloon catheter and freeze-dried plasma will enhance the Joint Forces' current capabilities.
God Bless The USA
Tue, 06 June 2017
God Bless The USA, wriiten and performed by John Dato Valentine, is a heartfelt expression of pride for the land of the free and home of the brave.
President Trump Honors Fallen On Memorial Day 2017
Mon, 05 June 2017
President Donald Trump honors fallen service members at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day with laying the memorial wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns monument followed by his heartfelt remarks ... saluting the fallen, active troops, and veterans.
Coast Guard Commandant Highlights National Security Missions
Mon, 05 June 2017
As a unique instrument of national security, the U.S. Coast Guard works in a broad spectrum of areas to secure America's maritime borders and protect U.S. interests at home and abroad.
President and Vice President Talk To Fallen Marine's Young Son
Mon, 05 June 2017
President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence talk with Christian, 6, and his mother Brittany Jacobs at the grave of Christian's father in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day in Arlington, VA.
Marines Conduct Fire Support Coordination
Mon, 05 June 2017
1st Battalion, 5th Marines and Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (Reinforced) attached to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct a Fire Support Coordination Exercise (FSC-EX) with mortars and attack helicopters. FSC-EX is part of the 15th MEU’s Realistic Urban Training, which is the MEU’s final land-based training exercise before the first at-sea period with the America Amphibious Ready Group.
Soldiers Receive Air Medal For Valor In Afghanistan
Sun, 04 June 2017
Four U.S. Soldiers ... Capt. Trevor P. Joseph, UH-60 Blackhawk pilot; 1st. Lt. Aaron P. Cruz, UH-60 Blackhawk pilot; Sgt. Loran M. Lott, flight paramedic; and, Spc. Samuel E. Perez, crew chief ... receive the Air Medal with ‘V’ Device for valor in recognition of their heroic actions on November 3, 2016 in the helicopter medical evacuation of U.S. and Afghan Soldiers wounded during a fire fight in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
Pilots Take Brotherhood To New Heights
Sun, 04 June 2017
Growing up, they sat outside their father’s job watching him fly, dreaming of doing the same one day. The older brother joined the Air Force and earned his wings and his little brother followed close in his footsteps ... For the first time, his little brother was no longer following in his shadow, but on his wing, soaring through the sky right by his side. They were not only brothers, they were partners, wingmen.
Bagram AFB Pays Tribute To Fallen Comrades
Sun, 04 June 2017
A Battlefield Cross with the U.S. and Air Force flags behind it is displayed during a Memorial Day ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The boots, rifle and helmet make what is called the Battlefield Cross, which is a symbolic replacement of a cross and is used to honor and show respect to fallen comrades.
Army's Military Photographer Of Year 2016
Sat, 03 June 2017
When it comes to taking great photographs it’s not the equipment, or even the training that makes the picture, says New York Army National Guard Sgt. Harley Jelis. What matters most is getting the subjects to know you, said Jelis, a photojournalist assigned to the 138th Public Affairs Detachment who has been named the Army’s Photographer of the Year for 2016.
Navy Ceremonial Guard Parades The Colors
Sat, 03 June 2017
The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard parades the colors during the National Memorial Day concert on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Twin Brothers Serving Together In Navy
Sat, 03 June 2017
Twin brothers, Master Chief Daniel Duran and Senior Chief Dominic Duran, speak about what it means to serve together aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) ... during its strike group deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet.
Military Children Interact With Mentors At TAPS-Sponsored Camp
Fri, 02 June 2017
A Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors event held at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado as part of the Month of the Military Child paired children of military families who have lost family members with mentors to establish communication, maintain a military connection and let them understand they are not alone.
Silent Drill Team Renders Final Salute
Fri, 02 June 2017
The Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard silent drill team led by Petty Officer 2nd Class Raymond Attaway, the Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard's silent drill team petty officer, renders a final salute to the crowd ending the demonstration held for Fleet Week at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City.
Marines Air Insert By Parachute During RUT
Fri, 02 June 2017
Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Maritime Raid Force don their parachutes, load, and jump for a night air insertion during Realistic Urban Training (RUT) at Twentynine Palms. The 15th MEU’s rapid ability to mobilize people and equipment makes the amphibious force uniquely postured to respond to any mission at a moment’s notice.
Iraq War - Soldiers Patrol and Search In Taji
Thu, 01 June 2017
During January 2006 ... U.S. Army Soldiers conducting a patrol in Taji, Iraq search a house that insurgents are suspected to use and find a locked box containing film.
TSgt. Brian Claughsey Receives Silver Star For Heroics In Afghanistan
Thu, 01 June 2017
A 96-hour battle that saw four ambushes, 17 airstrike missions and the eventual safety of a 150-person team led to a special tactics combat control airman receiving the Silver Star medal during a ceremony at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina.
Marines Salute Memorial Honoring Fallen
Thu, 01 June 2017
U.S. Marines salute a memorial honoring fallen service members at the Colp Area Veterans Celebration, Dedication and Remembrance Ceremony, in Colp, Illinois. The ceremony honored fallen service members and four Montford Point Marines from Colp, who were among the first black Americans to join Marine Corps during World War II.
F-35A Lightning II's First Time At Red Flag
Thu, 01 June 2017
Red Flag 17-1 saw the first participation of the U.S. Air Force's newest fighter, the F-35A Lightning II. It's unique sensor package coupled with it's low-observable profile made it a force to be reckoned with.

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