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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.
Army Modernizes Portable Battlefield Radiography System
Wed, 31 May 2017
Soldiers on the battlefield will soon use a new Portable Digital Radiography System (PDRS) that is smaller, lighter, less expensive and more cybersecure than previously fielded systems.
Honoring U.S. Troops Who Made Ultimate Sacrifice In Afghanistan
Wed, 31 May 2017
U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson, commander of Resolute Support, pays his respects to service members who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan during a Memorial Day ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Army Special Forces Train At Emerald Warrior 17
Wed, 31 May 2017
Soldiers from the U.S. Army 7th Special Forces Group practice patrolling, close quarters battle, sensitive site exploitation, and close air support at Eglin Range, Florida at Exercise Emerald Warrior 17.
Fallen Marines, Sailors ... Never Forgotten
Tue, 30 May 2017
Memorials throughout U.S. Marine Corps Camp Pendleton are dedicated to the Marines and Sailors who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom.
One Last Honor
Tue, 30 May 2017
Memorial Day is a federal holiday to remember those that have died while serving. For most people this means a day off work and a good reason to fire up the grill and spend time with friends and family. For the Texas National Guard’s Military Funeral Honors Team, Memorial Day comes every day ... only barbecue is not included.
President Lays Wreath At Tomb Of The Unknowns
Tue, 30 May 2017
President Donald J. Trump lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
Memorial Day - Honor and Remembrance
Mon, 29 May 2017
A salute of honor and remembrance ... for all the valiant men and women of the U.S. military, who made the ultimate sacrifice ... going beyond self for country's sake!
Military Funeral - Honoring Service To Country
Mon, 29 May 2017
The North Carolina National Guard demonstrates a Military Funeral Service in Raleigh, North Carolina ... in honor of the fallen service members whom we remember on Memorial Day.
WWII Vet Returns To Okinawa 72 Years After Surviving Ship's Sinking
Mon, 29 May 2017
U.S. Navy veteran Don Irwin, who served aboard a number of ships during World War II, fought at Midway and Guadalcanal and survived the sinking of the USS Colhoun during the Battle of Okinawa. Irwin returned to Okinawa and exchanged stories with the Marines and Sailors stationed on the island.
The Rockpile
Mon, 29 May 2017
"The Rockpile" sits underneath the Milky Way on the night of a new moon outside of Fort Irwin, California. The boulders bear the painted insignias of units who have completed their rotations at the National Training Center.
Ceremonial Guardsman Connects With Grandfather Through Service
Sun, 28 May 2017
Service as ceremonial guardsman with March Air Reserve Base Blue Eagles Honor Guard helps Senior Airman Joseph Trujillo connect with his late grandfather.
Air Force Recruits Sworn In
Sun, 28 May 2017
Air Force Delayed Entry Program recruits are sworn in during a U.S. Armed Services swear-in ceremony during the Memorial Day weekend National Salute to America’s Heroes Miami Air and Sea Show at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami in Opa-locka, Florida.
Before They Are Marines
Sun, 28 May 2017
United States Marine Corps enlistees and their family and friends from across the state of Arizona converge in Phoenix for the annual Marine Corps Recruiting Station Phoenix pool function. The purpose of the function is to screen and physically test the Marine applicants, while at the same time give them a preview of what they may be able to expect once they ship off to U.S. Marine Corps boot camp ... culminating what being a Marine is about... camaraderie, teamwork and unity.
Blue-Light-Blocking Lenses May Be Breakthrough For Warfighters
Sat, 27 May 2017
Military Health System officials are working on tinting for lenses that can be worn an hour or two before bedtime, blocking the light that blocks the brain’s production of melatonin, the chemical that helps people sleep.
USS Dallas Last Transit Of Puget Sound
Sat, 27 May 2017
The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Dallas (SSN 700) transits the Puget Sound on its way to Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton to commence its inactivation process. The USS Dallas' last transit from homeport of Groton, Connecticut included the Panama Canal with port calls in Port Canaveral, Florida and San Diego, California.
Soldiers Conduct Live Fire At Grafenwoehr
Sat, 27 May 2017
U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, conduct a life fire exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Iraq War - Marines Patrol In Al Asad
Fri, 26 May 2017
During November 2006 ... U.S. Marines conduct a patrol using Humvees in Al Asad, Al Anbar province with scenes including looking for insurgents along the sandy countryside route and interacting with Iraqi children.
Three Sisters Serve In Different Guard Units
Fri, 26 May 2017
When Massachusetts National Guard Army Maj. Molly Alesch spoke at her promotion ceremony at Hanscom Air Force Base, MA ... she recalled that her father, too, had served in the Army. However, when it came to her inspiration to serve she turned to the audience, where her sister, Army Maj. Jill Finkel of the Iowa National Guard, beamed with pride.
Students Learn About The Marines
Fri, 26 May 2017
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Derek Goodwin, recruiter with Recruiting Station New Jersey, speaks to the students at Millburn High School during Fleet Week New York 2017.
Last To Lay Marines Down
Fri, 26 May 2017
Lance Cpl. Jamen Miller is a Marine Corps Body Bearer. He has laid to rest nearly 200 Marines. Marine Corps Body Bearers, who only ever carry out their duties as a six-man team ... go through rigorous physical training and ceremonial drill practice to perfect their movements for the funerals of Marines.
"Plan One, Acknowledge" and Coast Guard's Military Baptism of Fire
Thu, 25 May 2017
On April 6, 1917, the U.S. declared war on Germany. With the code words "Plan One, Acknowledge" transmitted to Coast Guard cutters and units, the service was placed in wartime efforts and transferred from the Treasury Department to the Navy. WWI was the first true test of the Coast Guard's capability and cemented the service as a military agency, preparing the service for the challenges it would face in WWII.
Commemorating 82nd Airborne Fallen Comrades
Thu, 25 May 2017
Paratroopers and veterans of the 82nd Airborne Division salute a wreath at the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum on Fort Bragg, NC ... commemorating the 5,021 Paratroopers who gave their lives in combat and 236 Paratroopers who made the ultimate sacrifice training during the Division’s Century of Service.
Coast Guard MSR Team - Close Quarters and Marksman Training
Thu, 25 May 2017
Members of the Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team (MSRT) conduct close quarters combat and advanced combat marksman training at the academy in Moyock, North Carolina. MSRT members are trained to be first responders to potential terrorist situations, deny terrorist acts, perform security actions against non-compliant actors, perform tactical facility entry and enforcement, participate in port level counterterrorism exercises and educate other forces on Coast Guard counterterrorism procedures.
Proposed Expert Action Badge To Honor, Motivate Soldiers
Wed, 24 May 2017
While tackling concerns about the Expert Action Badge, senior enlisted leaders stressed in a virtual town hall that the goal of the badge is to enhance readiness, not discount the efforts of infantrymen or medics with similar skill badges.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Small Boat Tour
Wed, 24 May 2017
A group of visitors takes a tour of a Coast Guard Auxiliary small boat at Coast Guard Station Golden Gate, Sausalito, California. The Coast Guard Auxiliary organized the event to kick off the National Safe Boating Week.
Maui Space Surveillance Complex
Wed, 24 May 2017
The Maui Space Surveillance Complex, which belongs to Air Force Space Command, is home to several telescopes that track objects orbiting the earth, such as satellites and space debris. The complex is located 10,000 feet above sea level on top of Haleakala, a dormant volcano on the island, that is also considered one of the best places on Earth to view space from.
Iraq War - Soldiers Patrol Sadr City
Tue, 23 May 2017
During October 2005 ... A reporter from WSAV in Savannah, Ga. joins Soldiers on a patrol in Sadr City, Iraq including scenes of soldiers... planning for the mission, responding to the reporter's questions, interacting with Iraqis, searching cars, and questioning Iraqi citizens through an interpreter.
Father's Service Inspires Son To Join Marines
Tue, 23 May 2017
While playing in the attic as a boy, Marine Corps Cpl. Dylan Rivere found an old sea bag and plastic storage container that contained his father’s Air Force uniforms and equipment. His father's stories of serving in the military inspired him to join the Marine Corps where he now works as a mechanic.
Special Ops Airmen Provide Landing Zone Security
Tue, 23 May 2017
Members of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command, assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, provide security of a landing zone during a combat search and rescue exercise in support of Eager Lion 2017 at an undisclosed location near Amman, Jordan.
The Gist Of Military GIS
Mon, 22 May 2017
Geospatials, “geos,” geo-intelligence, GEOINT, GIS. Geospatial Engineers ... There are a lot of different names for the military occupational specialty 12Y, which are an essential component of the Army, Army Reserve and the Total Force ... Using data from multiple sources such as sensors, satellite imagery, military intelligence and from units on the ground, geospatial engineers paint a much more complete picture of an area than simple topographic maps, or even services like Google Maps, can provide.
Chief Petty Officers Salute The Ensign
Mon, 22 May 2017
Navy Chief petty officers salute the ensign before going ashore as the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Alexandria (SSN 757) returns to Naval Base Point Loma following a six-month deployment to the western Pacific region.
Marine Corps Recruits Fire M16A4 Rifles
Mon, 22 May 2017
U.S. Marine Corps Recruits with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment conduct active firing with M16A4 Service rifles at Chosin Range, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina.
Military Service Runs In Ohio Family
Sun, 21 May 2017
To say military service runs in the Family might be an understatement for Col. Barbara Herrington-Clemens and her husband Ken Clemens. Between them and three of their five children, they have more than 120 years of military service and eight deployments.
Recruit Meets Challenge of Combat Endurance Course
Sun, 21 May 2017
U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Trinity Treanell, platoon 4020, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, goes through an obstacle while conducting the Combat Endurance Course on Parris Island, SC. The Combat Endurance Course consists of a 2.5 mile run with obstacles and scenarios along the way to improve small unit leadership among the recruits.
Soldiers Conduct FTX In Germany
Sun, 21 May 2017
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to 2nd Military Intelligence Battalion conduct a Field Training Exercise (FTX) utilizing SIM munitions rounds at the Urban Operations (UO) Site located in Wackernheim, Germany.
Coast Guard Capt. Carola List In Exclusive Club
Sat, 20 May 2017
Coast Guard Capt. Carola List is a member of a pretty exclusive club that consists of a small handful of female captains holding a command position in the Coast Guard. In order to attain such a leadership position, she had to overcome a few challenges along the way that credits to her success.
Paratroopers Unveil The Colors
Sat, 20 May 2017
U.S. Army paratroopers from the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, perform the unveiling of the colors during the All American Week Color Guard Competition on Fort Bragg, NC.
Fulcrum 2017
Sat, 20 May 2017
U.S. Navy Sailors and Marines, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 1 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5, participate in Exercise Fulcrum with sailors from the Royal New Zealand Navy, and members of the Royal Australian Navy in Bland Bay, New Zealand.
Fiscal Constraints Mean Army Must Balance Services With Readiness
Fri, 19 May 2017
Childcare, healthcare and spouse employment top a list of Soldier concerns and the Army's senior enlisted adviser said with dwindling installation funding, only the programs most important to Soldiers will escape reductions.
Judge Neil Gorsuch Sworn-In To Supreme Court
Fri, 19 May 2017
With President Donald Trump looking on, Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, swears-in Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to be the Supreme Court's 113th Justice in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C. Justice Gorsuch’s wife, Louise, held a family Bible.
F-4 Fanatics
Fri, 19 May 2017
Pilots of the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron Detachment 1 led the final military flight of the storied aircraft at Holloman AFB, N.M., Dec. 21, 2016. The final variant of the Phantom II was the QF-4 unmanned aerial targets flown by the 82nd at Holloman AFB. The F-4 Phantom II entered the U.S. Air Force inventory in 1963 and was the primary multi-role aircraft in the USAF throughout the 1960s and 1970s. It was also flown by thousands of Navy and Marine Corps aviators.
Iraq War - Marines Patrol In Khan Al Baghdadi
Thu, 18 May 2017
During November 2006 ... U.S. Marines conduct a presence patrol in the city of Khan Al Baghdadi located along the Euphrates River in Al Anbar province. Scenes include the Marines patrolling streets and searching buildings.
Marines Take Possession of New State-Of-The-Art Radar
Thu, 18 May 2017
Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, a global security company that provides systems, products, and solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide, presented its new AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar or G/ATOR at a receiving ceremony at Stoney Run in Baltimore, Maryland.
Security Forces Defenders Respond
Thu, 18 May 2017
Senior Airman Coty Taylor (front) and Senior Airman Andrew Harris, 19th Security Forces Defenders, respond to a simulated call held in place for Police Week at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.
Air Force Official Details 'National Aircrew Crisis'
Wed, 17 May 2017
A confluence of circumstances in the Air Force has “birthed a national aircrew crisis,” the service’s manpower chief warned the House Armed Service Committee’s military personnel subcommittee.
Bandstand Star With USA Patriotism! Founder
Wed, 17 May 2017
Corey Cott, lead actor/singer of the patriotic Broadway musical "Bandstand", visits with David Bancroft, USA Patriotism! founder, after the inspiring must see show in New York city. Corey Cott and his fellow talented actors portrayed their "young and combat tested" Greatest Generation characters wonderfully ... grabbing the hearts of the audience with pride and appreciation. The emotion expressed in the lyrics, singing, and acting was riveting too ... reminding the audience of what their parents and/or grandparents were dealing with right after World War II ... especially for every voiceless underdog in a world that has left them behind, risking everything to redefine the meaning of victory and sing truth to power.
Soldiers Live-Fire In Snow Covered Alaska
Wed, 17 May 2017
U.S. Army soldiers from 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment conduct live-fire training at snow covered Donnelly Training Area (DTA) near Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
Telling The Veteran ... What It Means
Wed, 17 May 2017
Corey Cott from Bandstand on what it means to tell the veteran... "I'm grateful for the people that have chosen to put their lives on the line to preserve my ability to go act and sing on stage."
World War I ... Building The American Military
Tue, 16 May 2017
The U.S. Army was a constabulary force of 127,151 soldiers. The National Guard had 181,620 members. Both the country and the Army were absolutely unprepared for what was going to happen. The United States had no process in place to build a mass army, supply it, transport it and fight it. Continental European powers had a universal military service program in place, and when war broke out, reservists – already trained – went to their mobilization points and joined their units.
Returning Sailor Holds Infant Son First Time
Tue, 16 May 2017
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Justin McCaleb holds his son for the first time upon his return from a seven-month deployment aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island.
Marine Security Guards - Always On Call
Tue, 16 May 2017
Marine Security Guards serve as the eyes and ears of U.S. embassies and protect Americans in "every clime and place." The mission of the Marine Security Guards is to provide protection to mission personnel and prevent the compromise of national security information and equipment at designated diplomatic and consular facilities.
Iraq War - Soldiers Patrol In Ramadi
Mon, 15 May 2017
During May 2006 ... U.S. Soldiers patrol in the urban area of Ramadi including soldiers walking down roads, working with Iraqi Police, searching houses, firing weapons, and patrolling in tanks.
Pilot Recalls Being Among First Female Army Combat Aviators
Mon, 15 May 2017
Inspired by some of history's great female aviators like Amelia Earhart and World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Cathy Jarrell, command chief warrant officer and brigade standardization officer for the 116th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Gordon, Georgia, always knew she wanted to fly.
Marines Participate In Amphibious Raid
Mon, 15 May 2017
U.S. Marines with India Company, 3rd battalion, 8th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, participate in an amphibious raid with the French Military aboard Naval Base, Guam.
Always Mom
Sun, 14 May 2017
Always Mom, produced on Mother's Day (May 14, 2017), is for ... all the moms in our beloved USA ... with USA Patriotism! founder David Bancroft narrating his poem with the same title written in 2003 when his youngest son, now a Marine Corps veteran, was serving in Iraq. Nor would our great nation be here today without America's moms!
Battle of the Bulge Paratrooper Receives Purple Heart
Sun, 14 May 2017
Oscar Davis Jr. was honored 72 years after being wounded in The Battle of the Bulge during World War II ... with the presentation of his Purple Heart medal by Lt. Col. Marcus Wright in front of friends, family and Paratroopers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment.
Honoring Fallen Wagonmasters
Sun, 14 May 2017
Command Sgt. Maj. Jill L. Crosby, Warrant Officer 2 Samuel Gabara and Col. Christopher H. Colavita salute the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade Memorial, which was dedicated on May 7, 2017 at Bagram Airfield (BAF) in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. John W. Perry, Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt, Col. (Ret.) Jarrold M. Reeves and Dr. Peter L. Provost were killed by a suicide bomber at BAF on November 12, 2016. Sgt. 1st Class Allan E. Brown died of his wounds on December 6, 2016. Below is a close-up of the "Fallen Wagonmasters" plaque that sits atop the 1st Cavalry Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade Memorial.
75 Years of 'We Build, We Fight'
Sun, 14 May 2017
For 75 years ... U.S. Navy Seabees have proudly served ... honoring their motto ... 'We Build, We Fight' ... From the island hopping of World War II and the cold of Korea, to the jungles of Vietnam, to the mountains of Bosnia, and to the deserts of Afghanistan and Kuwait, the Seabees have built entire bases, bulldozed and paved thousands of miles of roadway and airstrips, and accomplished a myriad of construction projects.
World War II Veteran Reminisces
Sat, 13 May 2017
World War II veteran, William Dellinger (96) reminisces on his service during the War that ended nearly 72 years after ... the life he’s led since.
WWII Tuskegee Airmen Salute
Sat, 13 May 2017
Three of the original Tuskegee Airmen, who were military pilots who fought in World War II and from the Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter, salute a wreath placed at the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Air Park , at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
Paratroopers Close-Quarters Marksmanship
Sat, 13 May 2017
U.S. Army paratroopers from Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct close-quarters marksmanship training.
A School-Time Army Story
Fri, 12 May 2017
Members from the U.S. Army 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Command along with the Sheriff’s Department and other local agencies took time out of their schedule to spend some reading time with children at the Churchville Elementary School's during their Celebrity Reading Day.
Second Lady Honors Military Women
Fri, 12 May 2017
Second Lady Karen Pence welcomes the Army’s chief legislative liaison, Maj. Gen. Laura Richardson, to the vice president’s residence, in Washington, D.C. Pence gathered service members from the five armed services for a Women’s History Month celebration at One Observatory Circle.
Air Force Solid Foundation
Fri, 12 May 2017
All U.S. Air Force enlisted recruits complete basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, where more than 30,000 new Airmen graduate every year ... with a solid foundation to perform their duties ... necessary for the U.S. Air Force to achieve its mission on all fronts ... as explained by Military Training Instructor Tech Sgt. Linell Mckissick.
Iraq War - Marines Patrol In Ramadi
Thu, 11 May 2017
During June 2006 ... U.S. Marines conduct a patrol with Iraqi Army Soldiers in a Ramadi neighborhood. Scenes include Marines and Iraqi Soldiers patrolling streets, looking at maps, and entering houses.
Students Perform With Military In First Honor Band
Thu, 11 May 2017
Select talented, local area, high school, band students,had the honor to perform alongside 26 Citizen-Soldier musicians of the District of Columbia Army National Guard’s 257th Army Band, at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus.
Coast Guard Mom With Her Daughters
Thu, 11 May 2017
Petty Officer 2nd Class Amanda Terry, a crewmember at Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod in Massachusetts, proudly sits with her daughters at the air station.
Survivor (99) Walks Bataan Memorial Death March For 10th Time
Wed, 10 May 2017
The 75th anniversary of WWII’s infamous Bataan Death March was commemorated by 7,200 participants who gathered in the wee morning hours for the 28th Bataan Memorial Death March. Once again, retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, 99 years young, was the oldest participant and the only survivor of the real Bataan Death March who walked in the event.
Thunderbirds Perform At Solano Air Show
Wed, 10 May 2017
The United States Air Force Thunderbirds perform an aerial demonstration during the Wings Over Solano Air Show at Travis Air Force Base, California.
Army Squad Level Live Fire Exercise
Wed, 10 May 2017
Soldiers from U.S. Army Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct a squad-level live-fire training exercise.
Women's History: We All Contribute
Tue, 9 May 2017
It was a frigid day in January on a quiet hill-side cemetery just north of New Market, Iowa. Surrounded by friends and family, we bid farewell to my grandmother. As we departed on those dusty gravel roads, I remembered my childhood and how she’d had such a profound impact on my life.
Actor/Patriot Gary Sinise Attends Flag Folding
Tue, 9 May 2017
Pallbearers from the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard prepare to fold the nation's flag in front of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders star Gary Sinise at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Sinise visited JBAB in association with a USO tour and to see areas of the base where his father worked while stationed here at then, NAS Anacostia, as a Navy photographer.
Marine Corps Officers Fire Weapons
Tue, 9 May 2017
U.S. Marine Corps Officers fire a variety of M2 Browning machine guns and MK19 grenade launcher along with working on other warfighting skills during a squad weapons and munitions field exercise aboard Camp Barrett, VA.
Iraq War - Soldiers Engage Sniper In Tal Afar
Mon, 08 May 2017
During October 2005 ... Soldiers engage a sniper while patrolling the streets of Tal'Afar in support of Operation Restoring Rights. Scenes include searching the area, kicking down doors, shooting a door from a rooftop, engaging the sniper, laying down suppressive fire, and calling for support.
Competitive Nature Motivates Brothers In Arms
Mon, 08 May 2017
With more than 54 years of combined military service, 10,000 flying hours and multiple overseas deployments, Noel and Justin Larson were promoted on the same day to chief warrant officer 5 and chief warrant officer 4, respectively.
Members of Blue Angels Visit Young Patient
Mon, 08 May 2017
Navy Lt. (Dr) Juan Guerra and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Ryan Sheaffer from the Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, the "Blue Angels," visit with a young patient at Shriners Pediatric Hospital in Barksdale, CA. The Sailors visited LSU Medical and Shriners Pediatric Hospitals prior to the 2017 Defenders of Liberty Air Show at Barksdale Air Force Base.
Experiencing The 'Bataan Memorial Death March'
Sun, 07 May 2017
I enjoy new and different experiences ... This was my initial motivation for participating in the Bataan Memorial Death March.
Marine Corps Color Guard Present Arms
Sun, 07 May 2017
Marines with the United States Marine Corps Color Guard present arms during an evening parade dress rehearsal, Marine Barracks Washington, Washington, D.C.
CBP Air and Marine Extended Air Operations
Sun, 07 May 2017
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations P-3 Orion aircrew patrols the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific to interdict contraband before it reaches the shores of the United States. Using sophisticated sensors and radar equipment, the aircrew covers thousands of miles of open ocean hunting for narcotics.
Retired Veteran Helps Others Find Peace Through Horses
Sat, 06 May 2017
Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Sam Rhodes was diagnosed with PTSD after serving 30 straight months deployed to Iraq starting in 2003. Upon returning home, he discovered that horses helped him regroup. Now, he runs a nonprofit organization, The Warrior Outreach Ranch, which helps veterans and their families reconnect and relax by learning to deal with horses.
Soldiers Establish Helicopter Landing Zone
Sat, 06 May 2017
U.S. Soldiers assigned to Assassin Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment establish a Helicopter Landing Zone at the conclusion of their simulated assault on an objective held by elements of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, at Fort Irwin, California.
USAF 943rd Rescue Group Mission
Sat, 06 May 2017
The U.S. Air Force 943rd Rescue Group organizes, trains and equips mission ready citizen airmen to perform personnel recovery operations worldwide.
America On The Brink Of The First World War
Fri, 05 May 2017
A historian with the Army’s Center of Military History said President Woodrow Wilson truly wanted to stay out of World War I, but if the United States had to enter the war, then it had to be for more than just maintaining the status quo.
President Trump Shakes Hands With Astronaut
Fri, 05 May 2017
President Donald Trump shakes hands with NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, as First Daughter Ivanka Trump looks on, during a video conference where President Donald Trump talked with NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer onboard the International Space Station from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
MEU-EX 17 - Marines Night Raid
Fri, 05 May 2017
Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Battalion Landing Team conduct a raid aboard Camp Pendleton, a part of MEU-EX, the first large-scale exercise the MEU conducts as a composite force. Through out the raid Marines were also expected to treat and evacuate their wounded as well as set up a breaching charges to assault and clear buildings both day and night.
Iraq War - Soldiers Maintain Mosul's Security
Thu, 04 May 2017
During October 2005 ... Stryker Soldiers from U.S. Army 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division cooperate with Iraqi Security Forces maintaining security in neighborhoods of Mosul where anti-Iraqi forces have recently operated. Scenes include Soldiers patrolling the streets, observing from rooftops, searching buildings and vehicles.
Female Drill Sergeant Hat Changes Army, Lives
Thu, 04 May 2017
The drill sergeant hat is an icon in the Army that creates vivid images. When people see a Soldier wearing it, they immediately feel respect because they know it is a job that is earned, not given.
F-35 Lightning IIs Over Europe
Thu, 04 May 2017
U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning IIs from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, fly in formation during their first-ever flying training deployment to Europe.
Airman Credits Success To Honor Guard Service
May, 03 May 2017
Air Force Staff Sgt. Quinton Gittens worked hard at being an honor guardsman and his efforts paid off. Gittens saw the program as an opportunity to lead and help airmen become better. After seven years of service, he was recognized for that leadership.
Troops Visit Young Patient
May, 03 May 2017
Service members with a patient during a visit at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital during the 27th annual Fleet Week Port Everglades. Fleet Week Port Everglades provides an opportunity for the citizens of South Florida to witness first-hand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services, and gain a better understanding of how the sea services support the national defense of the United States.
Coast Guard SeaPerch Challenge 2017
May, 03 May 2017
The Coast Guard hosted their annual Sea Perch underwater robotics competition at Base Honolulu. Fifty-three teams competed, comprised of students from schools throughout Oahu. The Sea Perch Challenge is an annual competition where students test robots they have constructed using kits with low-cost parts utilizing engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork and technical applications.
Air Force May Join Army In Refining Multi-Domain Concept
Tue, 02 May 2017
The Air Force may soon join the Army in developing new capabilities for multi-domain battle after Army and Marine Corps leaders came together to publish an outline on future combat operations.
Marines Honor Fallen Brother
Tue, 02 May 2017
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Cameron Heard and U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Michael Birch honor their fallen brother, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. W. D. Wilson, during the Challenge Reconnaissance on Camp Pendleton, California.
Marines Send Rounds Down Range
Tue, 02 May 2017
Marines with 1st Radio Battalion, I Marine Headquarters Group conducted a mounted machine gun range. The training enhanced the Marines' proficiency in M240B and M249 weapon systems to provide close fire support on future deployments.
Iraq War - Soldiers Secure Rawah
Mon, 01 May 2017
During September 2005 ... U.S. Soldiers conduct a cordon and search mission in Rawah, Iraq near the Syrian border ... including soldiers running through streets; shooting locks off with a shotgun; smashing in doors with a sledge hammer; kicking doors open for a thorough search of buildings/homes with fellow soldiers providing security outside.
Service To Country Since World War II
Mon, 01 May 2017
It was 1941, just months before the attack on Pear Harbor thrust the United States into the throes of World War II, when young Jack Cowley first raised his hand in Quincy, Mass. and committed to serve his country as a United States Marine ... To date, he has purchased and distributed more than 1,800 flags. Along with each box containing a flag, he also includes a copy of the constitution, a card of gratitude, and a reminder.
Cavalry Troopers Seize Objective
Mon, 01 May 2017
Troopers assigned to U.S. Army 2d Cavalry Regiment seize an objective during a Joint Force Entry (JFE) exercise, in collaboration with NATO allies, to kick off Saber Junction 17 at Hradcany Air Field, Czech Republic.
Love and War
Sun, 30 Apr 2017
Brad Paisley's inspiring music video wonderfully illustrating his heartfelt written song, "Love and War", that he and John Fogerty passionately perform ... is a must visual experience ... as it is all about ... honoring America's brave, honorable military veterans!
Happiness By Serving Others
Sun, 30 Apr 2017
Complete happiness is simply a byproduct of purpose, selfless service, and everything that goes with the idea of "being the best professional one can be" when doing remarkable things for others. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen do just that.
National Anthem At White House Egg Roll
Sun, 30 Apr 2017
President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and their son, Barron Trump, have their hands over their hearts while “The President's Own” U.S. Marine Band performs the National Anthem ... kicking off the 139th Easter Egg Roll at the White House ... the first one of the Trump Administration.
The Nuclear Enterprise
Sun, 30 Apr 2017
The U.S. Air Force provides two legs of America’s Nuclear Triad comprised of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs), nuclear-capable bombers, and Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles (SLBMs). For 70 years, U.S. strategic deterrent forces have protected the nation and robust, reliable, flexible, and survivable nuclear capabilities remain important to the security of the nation and our allies in the current and future strategic environment.
Sweet
Sat, 29 Apr 2017
The heartfelt, inspiring song, "Sweet", performed by Kurt Thomas and its video proudly remind Americans about one's family life, how special it is to be living in our beloved USA, and ... never forgetting the men and women of the armed forces who made it so since independence won!
Hero's Greatest Vietnam War Achievement - Surviving
Sat, 29 Apr 2017
“I survived,” Danne Smith said, deadpanned. “That was my greatest achievement from my Vietnam days.” While it may be hard to argue with that point, Smith’s war record says he did more than just survive -- much more. “For heroism while engaged in aerial flight … gallantry of an exceptional nature … bravely landed aircraft in the midst of fierce fighting … heroic actions in keeping with the highest traditions of military service,” are just snippets of one of Smith’s Air Medals.
DHS Family Day Celebration
Sat, 29 Apr 2017
A member of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Los Angeles with a boy during a DHS Family Day celebration in San Bernardino, California. The event was designed to celebrate the Month of the Military Child offering kids tours, hands on exhibits and demonstrations of several DHS assets present.
Fly Navy
Sat, 29 Apr 2017
A look at the graceful flight operations choreography up on the roof of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier.
Army Scientists Use Fluorescent Gels To Study Blast Pressure On The Brain
Fri, 28 Apr 2017
Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are studying the physiological effects of blast pressure on the brain in order to discover technology solutions to protect Soldiers. The team is partnering with the Japanese Ministry of Defense.
Security Forces Approach Suspect
Fri, 28 Apr 2017
Members of the 460th Security Forces Squadron Emergency Services Team run towards a stopped vehicle prior to apprehending the suspect during a training event at the Flatrock Regional Training Center in Commerce City, Colorado.
25ID Soldiers Conduct Combat Exercise
Fri, 28 Apr 2017
U.S. Army Soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team out of Fort Wainwright, AK participate in a combat exercise at the National Training Center on Ft. Irwin, CA. 1st SBCT conducts annual training to develop Soldier readiness and resilience, while remaining prepared to deploy and conduct decisive action worldwide at any time.
Iraq War - Nabbing Enemy In Tal Afar
Thu, 27 Apr 2017
During August 2004 ... a joint patrol involving U.S. Army Soldiers, other Multinational Forces, and Iraqi National Guard conducts Operation Sykes Hammer to uncover suspected anti-Iraqi forces that might have crossed the border from Syria and hide within the city of Tal Afar.
New Soldier Armor Weighs Less With More Options
Thu, 27 Apr 2017
The average Generation II Improved Outer Tactical Vest weighs about 26 pounds. But the new "Torso and Extremity Protection System" or TEP, under development now at Program Executive Office Soldier, sheds about five pounds of weight and also adds a wide degree of scalability that commanders can make use of depending on threat level and mission.
VP Pence and Adm. Harris Salute Sideboys
Thu, 27 Apr 2017
Vice President Mike Pence and Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander, United States Pacific Command (USPACOM), salute the sideboys as they are piped onboard USPACOM headquarters.
Marines Conduct Methods of Entry Course
Thu, 27 Apr 2017
Marines attending the Methods of Entry (MOE) course conduct a variety of training scenarios at Weapons Training Battalion, Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA. MOE teaches Marines advanced level skills on how to properly and effectively gain entry into buildings, structures and ships.
Networking And Future Of The Coast Guard Fleet
Wed, 26 Apr 2017
Each year the senior leaders from all over the service come to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to discuss, debate and learn about the problems facing the cutters. The conference was packed with classes on topics such as cyber strategy, logistics and fleet priorities, but by far the most important lessons the cuttermen learned are comradery and networking.
Marine Light Attack Helicopter Releases Flares
Wed, 26 Apr 2017
Marine Corps Sgt. Trevor Fortune, a crew chief for Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron- 267, stares out of a UH-1Y Huey as it releases flares during a Mission Rehearsal Exercise on Okinawa, Japan.
4 SOPS - Linking The Forces
Wed, 26 Apr 2017
The 4th Space Operations Squadron (4 SOPS) ensures secure military satellite communications, vital to our nation's military defense. 4 SOPS operates the Milstar and Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite constellations, providing the nation's warfighters global, secure, survivable, strategic and tactical communications throughout the full spectrum of conflict.
National Mall
Tue, 25 Apr 2017
A proud glimpse of the National Mall in downtown Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States ... including the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, World World II Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and other iconic scenes along with the Capitol Building, Supreme Court Building, and the White House that are near the National Mall.
Will Eisner Educated Soldiers Through Comics
Tue, 25 Apr 2017
Will Eisner's comic characters in "P.S." magazine offered tips essential for trouble shooting Army equipment that Command Sgt. Maj. Toese J. Tia Jr. has never forgotten.
Soldiers Bound Forward During Squad Movement
Tue, 25 Apr 2017
U.S. Soldiers with 20th CBRNE Command, bound forward during a squad movement exercise at the Yakima Training Center, Washington. The CBRNE Leaders Course is designed to create adaptable leaders capable of combating chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive hazards in both permissive and non-permissive environments around the world.
Iraq War - Soldiers Patrol Around FOB Regular
Mon, 24 Apr 2017
On June 10, 2004, U.S. Army 3-17th Cav. Squadron Ground Troop "Wolverine" Platoon patrol around the perimeter of Forward Operating Base Regular near Qayarrah, Iraq including the soldiers searching an Iraqi motorist.
Fighter Pilots Teach Kadena Middle Schoolers STEM
Mon, 24 Apr 2017
More than 100 middle schoolers from Kadena Middle School toured the 18th Operations Support Squadron to learn how the U.S. Air Force's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math initiative relates to its work force.
Boston Tough Ruck Marathon
Mon, 24 Apr 2017
Kimberly Mauro and her rucking partner Diane cross the finish line at the Boston Tough Ruck marathon event. The event raised money for the Military Friends Foundation, a Massachusetts organization that aims to meet service-related needs of service members and first responders..
Warfighter Performance
Mon, 24 Apr 2017
A look inside the Warfighter Performance Laboratory run by the Naval Health Research Center in Point Loma, San Diego. The laboratory has features such as an environmental testing chamber, virtual reality trainers, sleep labs, and much more in order to evaluate and improve warfighter performance for the Navy and Marine Corps.
When Eagles Become Angels, Heroes
Sun, 23 Apr 2017
Four U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division Soldiers are awarded The Air Medal for Valor during a helicopter medical evacuation of U.S. and Afghan wounded Soldiers during a fire fight in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
Airman Plays With Infant Son Before Deployment
Sun, 23 Apr 2017
Staff Sgt. Jonathan Jenkins, 824th Base Defense Squadron squad leader, plays with his son prior to deploying at Moody Air Force Base, GA.
U.S. Paratroopers Live Fire In Germany
Sun, 23 Apr 2017
U.S. Paratroopers, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct a combined arms live fire exercise at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army's Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapid forces to the United States European, Africa and Central Commands areas of responsibilities.
Putting Airmen, Families First
Sat, 22 Apr 2017
When Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright received the title of the Air Force’s most senior enlisted Airman less than a month ago, he instantly became responsible for advocating the best interests of more than 398,000 total force enlisted Airmen and their families.
Flight Deck Watch
Sat, 22 Apr 2017
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Samone Thorne, a medical observer, stands watch on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during a replenishment-at-sea.
MEU-EX 17 - Marines Bring Steel Rain
Sat, 22 Apr 2017
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Calif. -- Marines with Charlie Battery, Battalion Landing Team, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit bring the steel rain during MEU-EX, the first major exercise the MEU conducts as a composite force.
Wet and Wild Training In The Middle East
Fri, 21 Apr 2017
A few miles off the coast of Kuwait five U.S. Army Soldiers drift in an orange rubber raft ... scanning the expansive and landless view for any sign of rescue.
Night Assault Support Tactics Raid
Fri, 21 Apr 2017
A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division engages targets during a night assault support tactics 2 (AST-2) raid as part of Weapons and Tactics Instructor course (WTI) 2-17 at East Pass Airfield in Yuma Training Range 2301, Arizona.
Brick by Brick - LEGO Shipbuilding
Fri, 21 Apr 2017
Hampton Roads Naval Museum hosts the 6th Annual Brick by Brick: LEGO Shipbuilding event. Participants in the sixth annual event used LEGOs to create U.S. Navy ships while applying the basic concepts of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Putting Up The Flag
Fri, 21 Apr 2017
A heartfelt inspiring explanation by an American patriot about the many proud reasons for putting up Old Glory outside his house in response to his young son asking him ... Why!
A Guard For Men, and Mice, 380 Years Ago
Thu, 20 Apr 2017
It may pass unnoticed like the cat in the crowd this Spring ... except in Massachusetts ... that America celebrates 380 years since a militia first gathered together in defense of the community.
Defensive Ops Machine Gun Placement
Thu, 20 Apr 2017
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Matthew Medlin demonstrates proper machine gun placement in defensive operations during interoperability training ... aimed at solidifying war fighting practices and ensuring joint knowledge across the multinational battle group. The unique formation, comprised of U.S., U.K., Romanian and Polish soldiers, will serve as a deterrence force in northeast Poland in support of NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence.
Joint Communications Support Element
Thu, 20 Apr 2017
Tactical Communicators keep the total force connected... Communications is one of three basic tasks in the military ... move, shoot, and communicate. Without robust and secure communication, the other two tasks are inefficient, if not impossible. As members of the Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE), U.S. Air Force Airmen, working alongside Army, Navy and Marine Corps personnel, combine expertise in supplying and supporting premier and secure communications with a rapid deployment capability that is compatible with any force or mission, including airborne and maritime insertion.
NAU Cadet Powers Toward 20-Year Goal
Wed, 19 Apr 2017
Sitting on his grandmother’s sewing room floor drawing tactical maneuvers on a piece of paper, Richard Whittemore was only two years old when he realized he was going to be a U.S. military officer.
USCG Cutter John McCormick Commissioning
Wed, 19 Apr 2017
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick stands proud facing the crowd of the commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Base Ketchikan, Alaska.
The Old Guard Mannequin Challenge
Wed, 19 Apr 2017
Soldiers from 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) participate in The Old Guard Mannequin Challenge on Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall, VA.
Females Breaking Barriers and Loading Weapons On The Flight Line
Tue, 18 Apr 2017
There is an entire crew that gets an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet mission-ready and in the air outside of just the pilot in the cockpit ... Senior Airman Sydney Byrd currently serves in this position with the South Carolina Air National Guard, 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.
WWII Era B-25 Bombers At Wright-Patterson AFB
Tue, 18 Apr 2017
B-25 Mitchell bombers sit parked in a runway next to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The 11 World War II era bombers landed at the museum to take part in its celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid when Army Air Corps bombers took off from an aircraft carrier to deliver the first strike of the war on the Japanese homeland.
MEU-EX 17 - Marines Breach and Assault Raid
Tue, 18 Apr 2017
Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Battalion Landing Team conduct a raid aboard Camp Pendleton, a part of MEU-EX, the first large-scale exercise the MEU conducts as a composite force. Through out the raid Marines treat and evacuate their wounded as well as set up a breaching charges to assault and clear buildings.

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