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Youth Camp Tug-A-War
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Children compete in tug-of-war during the “Jackson in Action” youth camp hosted by the 6th Force Support Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. The 6th annual Youth in Action camp featured various activities for children between the ages of 6 and 12 ... encouraging educational, emotional and physical well-being for children of military families.
Preparing Airmen To 'Return With Honor'
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists ensure aircrew members have the peace of mind of knowing they are fully capable of enduring harsh conditions on their own while utilizing survival techniques to increase their probability of a safe and successful recovery in any environment.
Marines Top Gun Competition - RT 1-18
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division (2d MARDIV) conduct fire missions with their M777A2 155mm Howitzers for the 10th Marine Regiment Top Gun Competition during Rolling Thunder 1-18 on Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. The Top Gun Competition is an evaluation of the firing battery's accuracy, combat effectiveness, and the ability to provide timely fire support.
Rendering Honors To Pearl Harbor Survivor
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Sailors render honors to retired Chief Petty Officer Ray Emory, a Pearl Harbor survivor, during a farewell ceremony before he departs Hawaii. Emory was responsible for the identification of unknown service members killed in the attacks on Pearl Harbor who were buried in unnamed graves.
Gold Star To Gold Star - One Survivor Works Every Day To Help Others Cope
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Brittnay McCall, a survivor outreach coordinator for the Ohio National Guard and Gold Star Spouse, copes daily with the loss of her husband, U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel McCall, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2007, by helping other Families who have suffered a loss similar to the one she experienced more than 10 years ago find light in their darkest days with support from the Survivor Outreach Services program.
Urban Advanced Naval TechX 2018
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
U.S. Marines and Sailors are assessed utilizing new concept technology like communications radio with maps, drones, Enhanced Combat Helmet (EHC), Soldier Head-Up Display (HUD), Step in Visor and Low-Profile Mandible, SkyWall100 and a concept electrical tactical vehicle in urban combat setting during Urban Advanced Naval Technology Exercises 2018 (ANTX18) at Camp Pendleton, California.
American Pride by David Bancroft
Thu, 21 Jun 2018
The "American Pride" video playlist reminds all Americans of the amazing, unique heritage that each of us enjoy as citizens of our beloved United States of America!
U.S. Soldiers Live-Fire In Poland
Thu, 21 Jun 2018
U.S. Soldiers provide support during a multinational training live-fire event for exercise Puma 2, with Battle Group Poland, at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland.
Between Yesterday and Tomorrow
Thu, 21 Jun 2018
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s Combat Casualty Care Research Program pursues evolving medicine for an evolving battlefield. Given that a more confined and condensed combat zone will likely be the norm for future conflicts, we can no longer afford to operate as a strictly reactive medical force, simply waiting to respond to geopolitical changes and technological advances.
Global Positioning System
Thu, 21 Jun 2018
Global Positioning System (GPS) impacts billions of people around the world with U.S. Air Force Airmen maintaining and operating the satellites that make up the backbone of the GPS.
Combat Ready River Wet Marines
Wed, 20 Jun 2018
U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidates neck deep in a river silently approach their objective combat ready, while participating in the combat course at the Officer Candidates School, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Candidates must go through three months of intensive training to evaluate and screen individuals for the leadership, moral, mental, and physical qualities required for commissioning as a U.S. Marine Corps officer.
Making The Navy A Personal Challenge
Wed, 20 Jun 2018
A simple question changed the course of Robert Koontz’s life... “What do you want to show for yourself 10 years from now?”, his father asked him after dropping out of high school his freshman year due to falling in with a bad crowd ... That question helped Robert Koontz find a path, because he had an answer to it. And that answer gave him a plan ... starting with returning to high school and eventually joining the Navy.
Army 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command
Wed, 20 Jun 2018
The U.S. Army 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) deploys as early entry Mission Command headquarters in support of I Corps, attached and aligned forces; and, provides sustainment support to enable freedom of action in the PACOM AOR to win decisively in any environment.
Presenting Colors
Tue, 19 Jun 2018
A member of the Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard presents colors during Sector Hampton Roads’s change-of-command ceremony on Base Portsmouth.
The Disease Detectives
Tue, 19 Jun 2018
Created in 1990, the Epi Lab, as it is referred to at USAFSAM, focuses on clinical diagnostic, public health testing and force health screening, performing 5,000 to 8,000 tests six days a week for clinics and hospitals treating active duty service members, reservists and National Guard members and their dependents and beneficiaries.
Battle of Yorktown - Colonial National Historical Park
Tue, 19 Jun 2018
A look at the Battle of Yorktown at Colonial National Historical Park in Virginia ... where the decisive victory by a combined force of 17,000 American Continental Army troops led by General George Washington and French Army troops led by the Comte de Rochambeau over 9,000 British Army troops commanded by British Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis took place in the fall of 1781. It was the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War, as the surrender by Cornwallis, and the capture of both him and his British troops on October 19, 1781, forced the British government to negotiate an end to the conflict, resulting in the Treaty of Paris of 1783.
F-16 Fighting Falcon Saber Strike 18 Flyby
Mon, 18 Jun 2018
An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 120th Fighter Squadron, 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, does a flyby at Amari Air Base, Estonia in support of Saber Strike 18.
Ordnance School Students Learn Combatives
Mon, 18 Jun 2018
A group of enterprising 16th Ordnance Battalion noncommissioned officers are leading a robust effort to teach Modern Army Combatives to advanced individual training troops assigned to the Ordnance School.
Marines Live-Fire and Maneuver - RT 1-18
Mon, 18 Jun 2018
Marines with Headquarters Battery, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division (2d MARDIV), conduct a live-fire and maneuver range on Ft. Bragg, North Carolina during Rolling Thunder 1-18. The Marines utilize this range to improve their movement to contact and bounding skills, as well as the battery's overall combat effectiveness.
A Dad’s Love
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
"A Dad's Love" honors all the fathers, who have always been there for their children with love, support, and whatever else required ... since their wondrous birth or adoption along with becoming a stepchild through marriage ... with special thanks to America's brave, honorable military, law enforcement, and first responder dads.
Seaman Phone Talker
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Navy Seaman Anthony Parkman stands as a phone talker aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford during a replenishment-at-sea evolution with the USNS Leroy Grumman in the Atlantic Ocean.
Elementary Students Experience Computer Science At Camp Pendleton
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Local elementary students gained hands-on computer science experience attending Microsoft Corporation's YouthSpark Live Seminar at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
9-Line MEDEVAC
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
Soldiers, assigned to Charlie Company , 2nd Battalion (General Support), 104th Aviation Brigade ... respond to a 9-line medevac request during a training exercise at Fort Drum, NY.
Operation Teammate Helps Ease Separation For Deployed Family Members
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
Operation Teammate's mission is to provide ... an opportunity for athletic organizations to welcome children of military and first responders as honorary teammates during times of separation.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency - 20 Year Legacy
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) 20 year history evolved from earlier U.S. Defense efforts ... starting with the Manhattan Project, which then split into the Atomic Energy Commission and the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project (AFSWP) after World War II. AFSWP became the Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA), which became the Defense Special Weapons Agency (DSWA). In 1998, DSWA was combined with the On-Site Inspection Agency and the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program to form DTRA in 1998.
Marines Low-Crawl Puddle
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Richie R. Salinas, a Force Fitness Instructor Course instructor, leads students Staff Sgt. Michael J. Hal and Sgt. Chris Malacaso, as they low-crawl through puddles at Camp Geiger.
Robotic Wheelchair Competition Unleashes Student Creativity
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
With the Robotic Sentry Challenge, the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate is asking enterprising students to build a robotic perimeter guard using an electric wheelchair as the design platform. The project helps students gain experience in aerospace engineering by taking on real-world design scenarios.
1st Air Cav Soldiers Conduct Helicopter Gunnery
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
Soldiers from Company C, 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, from Fort Hood, Texas conduct helicopter live-fire gunnery qualifications in Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.
Coast Guard Aircrew Demonstrates Rescue Hoist
Thu, 14 Jun 2018
A Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Sector Columbia River hovers above the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon during a search and rescue demonstration during the 2018 Festival.
Infantry Officer To Chaplain - For God and Country!
Thu, 14 Jun 2018
Army Chaplain John McDougall has had quite the military career. From combat jumps, to deploying with Ranger Battalion, to authoring his own book.
Bi-Wing Aircraft Flight Demonstration
Thu, 14 Jun 2018
A slow motion view of bi-wing aircraft flight demonstration during the 2016 Warriors Over The Wasatch Air Show at Hill AFB, Utah.
Drill Team Perfection At Thunder of Niagara
Wed, 13 Jun 2018
The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., performs at the opening of the third day of the Thunder of Niagara 2018 air show, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, NY.
Honoring Hometown Heroes - Bedford's "Rosies"
Wed, 13 Jun 2018
The chance to connect with the heritage of Southern Indiana drew a crowd to Bedford, Indiana, to memorialize the women who ensured America had the ammunition it needed during World War II and the post-war era.
Marines and Sailors Helocast Insertion
Wed, 13 Jun 2018
Marines and Sailors with the Basic Reconnaissance Course 2-18 conduct helocast insertion training aboard Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, California. Helocast training is a graduation requirement which provides flexibility and manuverability and will prepare students for basic recon insertion.
Midshipmen Conduct Casualty Evacuation
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Navy ROTC Midshipmen conduct a casualty evacuation team-building exercise during "Battle Stations," the capstone event of sea trials at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island. Sea trials are a 10-day event where Midshipmen must perform a series of scenarios and properly demonstrate the skills they have developed throughout their training to test them under pressure.
The Ma'am Behind The Mustache
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
In the dark of night in Afghanistan, a pilot gathers all the gear required for an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter training mission: medical kit, survival vest, night-vision goggles, and sidearm. Excitement fills the air as the engines start, but the crew maintains their focus as they hurriedly finish loading their gear onto the aircraft and run through their preflight checklists. Adrenaline courses as the pilot settles into the combat mission mindset. She dons her flying helmet; her mask adorned with a lime green mustache.
Canine Vertical Delivery/Hoisting and Odor Detection Demos
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Coast Guard conducts two demonstrations with canine on Coast Guard Island in Alameda... vertical delivery/hoisting and odor detection.
U.S. Army M1 Abrams Tank - Strong Europe Tank Challenge
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
U.S. Army Soldiers in an M1 Abrams tank compete in the Strong Europe Tank Challenge at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany, June 6, 2018. The annual training event aims to foster military partnerships and the sharing of tactics, techniques and procedures among participating nations.
Army Veteran Recalls Her Place In Women's History
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Linda Bryant saw her enlistment in the U.S. Army as a way out of a small southern town, but it also positioned her at a pivotal moment in U.S. Army history.
Army 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team - Iron Focus 18.1
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
U.S. Army 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division conducted Iron Focus 18.1 in Orogrande, Nuevo Mexico. The training exercise prepares the brigade for a National Training Center rotation and to ultimately meet future contingency requirements. Iron Focus 18.1 emphasized leadership, training, and logistics to improve combat readiness.
Change of Command - Color Guard
Sun, 10 Jun 2018
U.S. Marines with the Combat Logistics Battalion 3 (CLB-3) color guard following a change of command ceremony, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Lt. Col. Bolivar Pluas relinquished command of CLB-3 to Lt. Col. Paul Goguen.
Army Chaplain, Recruiter Leads Flock To Their Own Paths Of Successes
Sun, 10 Jun 2018
When Chaplain (Maj.) Sharon Browne, of 5th Medical Recruiting Battalion, pinned on those golden oak leaf major’s rank in a recent promotion ceremony, her flock surrounded her. Browne’s four children took turns placing the new rank insignias on her uniform during the ceremony ... Their involvement is a testament to how Browne’s journey to answer “a calling” has also led her family flock to their own successes ... with three following her into Army green as active duty Soldiers and another following her pursuit of higher-education as a recent college graduate.
U.S. Marines and Israel DF Conduct Urban Warfare Training
Sun, 10 Jun 2018
U.S. Marines from the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, conduct urban warfare training with the Israeli Defense Forces for Juniper Cobra 18 in Israel.
Coast Guard Aircrew Flies Over New Orleans
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew flies over New Orleans. Air Station New Orleans supports a wide range of Coast Guard operations to include search and rescue, law enforcement, port security, and marine environmental protection.
Final Salute - Base Honor Guard Teams
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
Standing in solemn attention by the graveside in their dress uniforms, Airmen honor a fallen hero in a final salute. They are members of the Base Honor Guard Team, a U.S. Air Force program which helps provide an added element of dignity, respect and professionalism to military funeral services and ceremonies. Base Honor Guard Teams comprise volunteers from the Air National Guard, Reserve and active-duty.
Memorial For Fallen Pararescuemen MSgt. William Posch and SSgt. Carl Enis
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
Approximately 1,500 people joined together from across the globe to pay tribute to fallen pararescuemen Master Sgt. William Posch and Staff Sgt. Carl Enis on March 27, 2018 at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The Reserve Citizen Airmen assigned to the 308th Rescue Squadron were two of the seven Airmen killed in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crash in Anbar Province, Iraq, March 15, 2018.
Thunderbirds Aerial Performance At Cannon AFB
Fri, 08 Jun 2018
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds practice their aerial performance over Cannon Air Force Base preparing for their performances during the 2018 Cannon Air Show, Space and Tech Fest.
U.S. Army Works With NATO Allies
Fri, 08 Jun 2018
U.S. troops worked with the Estonian, U.K., Canadian, and Danish armies to establish and solidify a mutually-beneficial training with the goal for all the training to build upon previously-established relations between the U.S. and NATO allies.
President Trump Addresses Marines At Miramar Air Station
Fri, 08 Jun 2018
President Donald Trump speaks to Marines during a visit to U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego.
Battle Of Midway Remembrance Ceremony
Thu, 07 Jun 2018
Capt. Sean Bailey, center right, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and Master Chief Navy Counselor Tyrone Jiles, acting command master chief, cast a wreath off the ship during a remembrance ceremony of the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Midway.
Arctic Ice Camp SKATE Supports US and UK Submarines
Thu, 07 Jun 2018
A temporary ice encampment built on a moving ice floe in the Beaufort Sea is providing critical support for three nuclear-powered submarines; the Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Connecticut, Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford and the Royal Navy hunter killer submarine, HMS Trenchmant participating in the multinational maritime Ice Exercise (ICEX) in the Arctic Circle.
ICE Targeted Enforcement Op - Texas and Oklahoma
Thu, 07 Jun 2018
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and partner law enforcement officers arrest 89 in North Texas and Oklahoma areas during a three day operation targeting criminal aliens and immigration fugitives.
D-Day Commemoration Ceremony
Wed, 06 Jun 2018
The U.S Army 75th Ranger Regiment Color Guard posts the colors during the Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument commemoration ceremony on June 5, 2018 in Cricqueville en Bessin, France.
Airman Soars New Heights With Air Force Honor Guard
Wed, 06 Jun 2018
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dallas Ayers made the transition from protecting lives in combat to being a proud member of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard ... with performing at funerals being an eye-opening experience, calling back to his times in firefights while deployed.
Soldiers Qualify On M2 Bradleys
Wed, 06 Jun 2018
U.S. Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, qualify on M2 Bradleys in Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. The M2 Bradley is a highly maneuverable armored vehicle used for reconnaissance and to transport soldiers, providing them protection from small arms fire, while also providing firepower to both suppress and eliminate most threats.
Marines Honor WWII Vet - Chosin Reservoir Survivor
Tue, 05 Jun 2018
Retired U.S. Marine Corps 1st Sgt. George Willis and his wife Betty Willis with the Marines of Chosin Rifle Range, Weapons Training Company, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, after dedicating and naming the range control tower Willis Tower at Parris Island, SC on May 24, 2018. The Marines of Chosin Rifle Range dedicated the tower to recognize Willis for his efforts during the historic battle in the Chosin Reservoir.
Care In The Air
Tue, 05 Jun 2018
The situation aboard a C-130H, configured for Aeromedical Evacuation and cruising at 20,000 feet had been uneventful with two teams, each comprised of two flight nurses and three technicians, attending their six patients varying needs in the dim green glow of the aircraft’s cargo bay ... Then all hell broke loose.
Tank Battalion Trains On Camp Pendleton
Tue, 05 Jun 2018
U.S. Marines with 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, conduct training on Camp Pendleton, California. This training was the first live fire range for the M1A1 Abrams main battle tank on Camp Pendleton in several years.
WWII Vet Returns To Normandy 74 Years After Parachuting In
Mon, 04 Jun 2018
World War II veteran Raymond Wallace returns to Normandy, France for the first time since he parachuted in with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division 74 years ago. Family members joined him in his visit and take him along the path between the Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach.
I Hope God Understands Why
Mon, 04 Jun 2018
Amongst roughly 5,000 people who live aboard aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Mamadou Mbengue stands out, not only as an African immigrant, but also as a devout Muslim ... Like many other active service members who also live by the Muslim faith, he serves his country with admiration, dedication and pride.
USS Hartford Surfacing In Frozen Arctic Ocean
Mon, 04 Jun 2018
Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) surfaces in the frozen Arctic Ocean in support of Ice Exercise 2018 ... a five-week exercise that allows the Navy to assess its operational readiness in the Arctic, increase experience in the region, advance understanding of the Arctic environment, and continue to develop relationships with other services, allies and partner organizations.
President Trump Presides Over Coast Guard Change Of Command
Sun, 03 Jun 2018
Adm. Paul Zukunft, President Donald Trump, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Adm. Karl Schultz render honors during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on June 1, 2018. During the ceremony Schultz relieved Zukunft to become the 26th commandant of the Coast Guard.
Medal Of Honor Recipient Kyle Carpenter - Commitment, Service, and Sacrifice
Sun, 03 Jun 2018
Medal of Honor recipient Marine veteran Cpl. Kyle Carpenter spoke about his road to recovery after the near fatal grenade blast he received during Operation Enduring Freedom in Marjah, Afghanistan along with the reputation of the Marines; the importance of commitment, service, and sacrifice to the nation ... during the Heroes Among Us event at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
Freedom Flyer Formation - USAF T-38C Talons
Sun, 03 Jun 2018
U.S. Air Force pilots assigned to the 560th Flying Training Squadron fly T-38C Talons in formation for the 45th Freedom Flyer Reunion over Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The Freedom Flyer Reunion is an annual celebration recognizing the incredible service of Air Force Prisoners of War during the Vietnam War, their honorable return, and their connection with the 12th Flying Training Wing during Operation Homecoming.
Airman Prepares K-9 Partner For Duty
Sat, 02 Jun 2018
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cody Howey, 380th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler and his K-9 partner, Eros, navigate an obstacle during a warm-up exercise to prepare Eros for patrol duty on Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.
F-35 Completes Most Comprehensive Flight Test Program In Aviation History
Sat, 02 Jun 2018
With stealth technology, advanced sensors, weapons capacity and range, the F-35 is the most lethal, survivable and connected fighter aircraft ever built. More than a fighter jet, the F-35’s ability to collect, analyze and share data is a powerful force multiplier that enhances all airborne, surface and ground-based assets in the battlespace.
The Revving Roar of Rolling Thunder
Sat, 02 Jun 2018
A patriotic tradition began in the autumn of 1987 when 2 men, Artie Muller and Ray Manzo, decided to advocate for fellow veterans by riding their motorcycles through Washington D.C. over the following Memorial Day weekend ... One year, somewhere amidst The Revving Roar of Rolling Thunder, a poet’s eyes well up … and a sonnet is conceived.
Soldiers Conduct Assault Operations - Arctic Edge 18
Sat, 02 Jun 2018
Soldiers operating at Fort Greely conduct assault operations as part of the U.S. Army Alaska-led Joint Force Land Component Command in support of Alaskan Command's exercise Arctic Edge 18 conducted under the authority of U.S. Northern Command. Arctic Edge is a biennial, large-scale, joint-training exercise that prepares and tests the U.S. military's ability to operate tactically in the extreme cold-weather conditions found in Arctic environments.
USS The Sullivans Launches Missile
Fri, 01 Jun 2018
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) launches a Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) in the Virginia Capes operating area as part of an exercise to test the ship's ability to defend against a close-in aerial attack.
First Women In The Military Show Content Of Their Character
Fri, 01 Jun 2018
Meet the trailblazing ladies who made history by becoming the first to serve in what had been a male-dominated profession, the United States military.
Marines Live Fire On Range G29
Fri, 01 Jun 2018
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division participate in a live fire on range G29, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Range G29 allows Marines the opportunity to conduct live fire and maneuver while assaulting objectives in bunkers, improving their warfighting capabilities at the platoon level.
Combat Lifesaver Training
Thu, 31 May 2018
U.S. Army Spc. Steve Scheel, a combat medic, teaches U.S. Army Spc. Darius Ledet, an indirect fire infantryman, how to check a Soldier's pulse during combat lifesaver training with Battle Group Poland at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland.
Preventing Another Abu Ghraib - Detention Camp Liaison
Thu, 31 May 2018
The U.S. Army has five military police units that specialize in detention camp liaison, but very few know what that even means. Their purpose is to prevent one of the most horrific prison incidents in U.S. Army history from happening again ... Abu Ghraib.
Coast Guard Aircrew Conducts Cliff Rescue Training
Thu, 31 May 2018
An aircrew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay conducts cliff rescue training at Patrick's Point State Park. The crew trains on a regular basis so that in the event of an actual cliff rescue, they are proficient in their rescue skills.
Firing Detail At Battle of Belleau Wood Centennial Ceremony
Wed, 30 May 2018
Marines with the firing detail of 6th Marine Regiment stand ready during the Battle of Belleau Wood Centennial ceremony at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, France. The ceremony commemorated the sacrifice made during World War I.
Never Tell Her She Can't
Wed, 30 May 2018
From playing high school football, to being a certified combatives instructor ... New Jersey Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Heather Perez hasn’t just been breaking boundaries, she’s been crushing them.
Pilot For A Day - Dylan Bolles-Prasse
Wed, 30 May 2018
Dylan Bolles-Prasse (12) enjoys becoming a pilot for a day with the U.S. Air Force 334th Fighter Squadron that includes sitting in the cockpit of a F-15E Strike Eagle at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.
President Trump Places Wreath At Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Tue, 29 May 2018
President Donald J. Trump, places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as part of the 150th annual Department of Defense (DoD) National Memorial Day Observance hosted by the Secretary of Defense at Arlington National Cemetery. Senior leadership from around the DoD gathered to honor America’s fallen military service members.
'America’s Greatest Heroes' - Trump, Defense Leaders Honor Fallen
Tue, 29 May 2018
America will forever remember the service and sacrifice of those who fought and died for the nation’s freedom, President Donald J. Trump said at the 150th National Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery.
Paratroopers Firing Howitzer - Up Close and Aerial
Tue, 29 May 2018
Riveting up close and aerial views of U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to Alpha (Assassin) Battery, 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade fire 105mm high explosive rounds from the M119A3 Lightweight Howitzer during Exercise Dynamic Front at Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany.
Memorial Day 2018 - Presidential Proclamation
Mon, May 2018
On Memorial Day, we pause in solemn gratitude to pay tribute to the brave patriots who laid down their lives defending peace and freedom while in military service to our great Nation. We set aside this day to honor their sacrifice and to remind all Americans of the tremendous price of our precious liberty...
Remembering The Ultimate Sacrifice Made In Afghanistan
Mon, May 2018
Memorial Day is a day to ensure those who have fallen are never forgotten. And whether a few years, 20 years, or more, there can never be enough thanks given for those 13 who fought and made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan this past year.
Memorial Day 2018 Observance At Arlington
Mon, May 2018
The 150th National Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery involving President Donald Trump in the Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and remarks honoring America's fallen military service members and their Gold Star families.
USSOCOM Observes Memorial Day
Sun, 27 May 2018
Members of the U.S. Special Operations Command Color Guard present the colors during the national anthem as part of a Memorial Day observation at the Special Operations Memorial on MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
Honoring The Fallen On Memorial Day
Sun, 27 May 2018
Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. My father served in the Air Force in the 1960s and died in 1979. My first brush with death and the meaning of Memorial Day was when I became a survivor ... Take a moment of silence and reflection to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Air Force Capt. Christopher Zanetis and MSgt. Christopher Raguso - Dignified Transfer
Sun, 27 May 2018
A U.S. Air Force carry team transfers the remains of Air Force Capt. Christopher T. Zanetis (37) and Air Force Master Sgt. Christopher J. Raguso (39) on March 18, 2018 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Zanetis and Raguso lost their lives with five other airmen when an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq. Capt. Zanetis and Master Sgt. Raguso were both assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, New York.
Flags In 2018 At Arlington National Cemetery
Sat, 26 May 2018
Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place U.S. flags at headstones in Section 60 during Flags In at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, May 24, 2018. For more than 60 years, Soldiers from the Old Guard have honored our nation’s fallen heroes by placing U.S. flags at gravesites for service members buried at both Arlington National Cemetery and the U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery just prior to the Memorial Day weekend.
Old Guard Marks 70 Years Of 'Flags In' To Honor Memorial Day
Sat, 26 May 2018
Spc. Dakota Williams lost more than his stepbrother, Spc. Dylan Johnson, who had been deployed in Iraq less than a month when a bomb detonated next to his vehicle. The explosion killed him ... Inspired by his service to the country, Williams later joined the Army to follow in his footsteps ... He personally honored his stepbrother when he placed an American flag at his headstone in Section 60 of the Arlington National Cemetery during the annual Flags In event.
Flags In 2018
Sat, 26 May 2018
Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place U.S. flags at headstones during Flags In at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, May 24, 2018. Soldiers from the Old Guard have honored our nation’s fallen heroes by placing U.S. flags at gravesites for service members buried at Arlington National Cemetery just prior to the Memorial Day weekend for 70 Years.
Britt Slabinski - Medal of Honor Recipient
Fri, 25 May 2018
President Donald J. Trump presents the Medal of Honor to retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Britt Slabinski during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C. on May 24, 2018. Slabinski received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Takur Ghar (Operation Anaconda) on Roberts Ridge in Afghanistan during March 2002.
Shoot, Ski, Communicate
Fri, 25 May 2018
The staccato of gunshots echoes across powder-covered mountains as National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from 23 states pour through a winding, cross-country course, armed with custom rifles and Nordic skis. They climb mountains at an elevation equal to that of the notorious Hindu Kush in northern Afghanistan, and then fly down unforgiving slopes into a live-fire range. It’s the Chief of the National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships.
Marines Conduct Scenario Provisional Infantry Training
Fri, 25 May 2018
Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group conduct Scenario Provisional Infantry Training during the II MIG Field Exercise at Camp Davis, North Carolina. The Marines used Special Effects Small Arms Marking Systems to rehearse building entry and room clearing procedures with instructors from the 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion to prepare for future readiness.
Britt Slabinski's Medal of Honor Ceremony
Thu, 24 May 2018
President Donald J. Trump presents the Medal of Honor to retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Britt K. Slabinski for his actions during the Battle of Roberts Ridge in Afghanistan at a ceremony in the White House on May 24, 2018.
Navy Master Chief Britt K. Slabinski - Medal of Honor Citation
Thu, 24 May 2018
U.S. Navy (SEAL) Master Chief Britt K. Slabinski's Medal of Honor citation for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while assigned to a joint task force in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Coast Guard CHG Drill Team At Statue of Liberty
Thu, 24 May 2018
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard silent drill team participate in a demonstration on Liberty Island, Home to the Statue of Liberty during Fleet Week New York. NYFW 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 first-hand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services.
Future Army NCOs Work Together, Build Cohesion
Thu, 24 May 2018
Students at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy attending the Basic Leader Course 04-18 conducted an equipment run on Fort Stewart, Georgia, where they worked together to complete the mission by enduring the added weight and stress of the equipment as a unit.
Airmen Salute Fallen Peace Officers
Wed, 23 May 2018
U.S. Air Force airmen salute during a peace officers’ memorial ceremony in Fort Walton Beach, Florida as part of National Police Week.
Scenes From Our Navy
Wed, 23 May 2018
The exhibit, entitled “Scenes from our Navy: Combat Art of the Twenty-First Century,” features 35 pieces of artwork by three combat artists... Kristopher Battles, CDR Monica Allen Perin, USNR (ret.), and Morgan Wilber. Through use of oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings, each work of art explores the naval experience from a humanistic perspective.
It Goes On - performed by Zac Brown & Sir Rosevelt
Wed, 23 May 2018
Official lyric video of the movie "12 Strong" ... about the once highly classified mission of ... a U.S. Special Forces team going to Afghanistan to undertaken an extremely dangerous mission in the USA response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. Once there, the soldiers develop an uneasy partnership with the Northern Alliance to take down the Taliban and its al-Qaida allies. Outgunned and outnumbered, the special forces team faces overwhelming odds in a fight against a ruthless enemy that takes no prisoners ... with each U.S. Special Forces team member ... willing to make the ultimate price for their beloved USA!
Medal of Honor Flag Folding
Wed, 23 May 2018
Members of the United States Air Force Honor Guard fold the Medal of Honor flag in front of the Air Force Memorial located in Arlington, Virginia ... as the United States Air Force Concert Band performs "Hymn for the Innocent".
Armed Forces Day - Proud Wave
Tue, 22 May 2018
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Michael Wettlaufer waves to people attending the 71st Kitsap Credit Union Armed Forces Day Parade that includes all branches of the military, police and firefighters, youth organizations, dignitaries, commercial businesses, car clubs and more.
World War II Veteran Receives Purple Heart 74 Years Later
Tue, 22 May 2018
On April 11, 1944, the “Kansas City Kitty”, a B-24 Liberator bomber assigned to the 566th Bombardment Squadron of the 8th Army Air Force out of Hethel, England, was shot down by enemy aircraft over Germany during World War II. Nearly 74 years later, Edward H. Mims was presented the Purple Heart Medal for the wounds he received in the crashing bomber that fateful day when 20 years old.
ICE Enforcement and Removal Op - San Diego and Imperial Counties 2018
Tue, 22 May 2018
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officers arrested 114 individuals for violating federal immigration laws in the San Diego and Imperial counties during a three-day targeted Enforcement and Removal operation that in March 2018. Forty-three percent of those arrested were convicted criminals.
United States Marine Corps Women's Centennial
Mon, 21 May 2018
The United States Marine Corps celebrates one-hundred years of women Marines serving from 1918 to 2018. The logo design depicts two women, past and present, proudly serving as a United States Marine commemorating this centennial.
Connecting Eyes In The Sky To Boots On The Ground
Mon, 21 May 2018
The RQ-4 Global Hawk is a remotely piloted high-altitude intelligence gathering aircraft capable of flying more than 30 hours straight. The ability to remotely pilot the aircraft is made possible by a unique group of maintainers.
MP Working Dogs Take On Rough Terrain
Mon, 21 May 2018
The military police working dogs of the U.S. Army 520th Military Working Dog Detachment, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command take on rough terrain PT Session during March 2018. Along side their trainers, the K-9's tackled steep terrain and several obstacles at the local training area at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Soldier Fires Anti-Armor Weapon
Sun, 20 May 2018
Montana Army National Guard Sgt. Jay Utter fires an M136E1 AT4-CS confined light anti-armor weapon while competing in the National Guard Best Warrior Region VI 2018 competition at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
Marine NCOs Lead From The Front At Corporal's Course
Sun, 20 May 2018
While at Corporal’s Course, Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) are taught to exemplify the highest military bearing, integrity, discipline, and lead their peers and subordinates in physical standards. NCOs are charged with training, teaching, and mentoring the next generation of Marines. NCOs are taught to lead from the front, at the points of friction.
Marines TBS Rifle Qualification
Sun, 20 May 2018
U.S. Marines with The Basic School (TBS) on Quantico, Virginia conduct table 1 course of fire with rifles to qualify for their annual shooting score and then conduct table 2 and 5 courses of fire that include shooting moving and stationary targets at 25 yards for the first time.
Coast Guard Shore-Based UAS Program
Sat, 19 May 2018
The U.S. Coast Guard performs "proof of concept" deployment to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico to test the feasibility of a shore-based, medium range, unmanned aircraft system (UAS).
Coast Guard Yorktown's 'Colonial' Color Guard
Sat, 19 May 2018
Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown's colonial uniformed color guard presents the colors during a change of command ceremony. The change of command ceremony marks a transfer of total responsibility and authority from one individual to another, and is a time-honored tradition.
A New Chapter At The Top Of The World
Sat, 19 May 2018
Arctic fog filled the air, adding moisture to the icy temperatures that bit at exposed skin and cut through layers of clothing. The small 36-foot aluminum Coast Guard boat was filled with people from bow to stern as the coxswain butted it up against a large ice floe. The crew launched grappling hooks over the side and tugged on their lines, causing the sharp edges to claw themselves into the ice anchoring the boat in place.
F-15E Strike Eagle Flies Over Iraq
Fri, 18 May 2018
A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle flies over Iraq during a mission. The F-15E is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, and in all weather.
Naval Air Systems Command Sailor of Year 2017
Fri, 18 May 2018
Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Giraud, a naval aircrewman at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, was named the 2017 Naval Air Systems Command Sailor of the Year during a ceremony at Patuxent River, Maryland.
Ammunition Cradle To Grave - Projectiles
Fri, 18 May 2018
U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command provides ready, reliable, lethal munitions at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels, ensuring munitions readiness for the warfighter at the speed of war ... and is responsible for the life-cycle management of projectiles.
Honoring Police Week 2018
Thu, 17 May 2018
Commemorative wreath guarded by Security Forces Airmen at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station; Fort Walton Beach Police officer holds folded flag during the Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony; and, Air Force Security Forces Airmen and the Fort Walton Beach Police Department color guard bring in the colors during the Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony.
World War II Veteran Shares Tales of the Montford Point Marines
Thu, 17 May 2018
During the early stages of World War II, the U.S. Marine Corps, for the first time in its history, allowed African-Americans to serve within its ranks ... completing basic training at Montford Point, a facility at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many of these Marines would be among the first African-American Marines to experience combat during the Battle of Saipan, in 1944 ... Master Gunnery Sgt. Carroll Braxton, a World War II veteran and Montford Point Marine enlisted in the Marine Corps with several friends in June 1943.
Marines Live-Fire At Mountain TE 1-18
Thu, 17 May 2018
U.S. Marines with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, participate in the final field exercise of Mountain Training Exercise 1-18, Bridgeport, California during January and February 2018. The Marines trained to improve operational readiness in cold and mountainous environments.
2018 Military Spouse of the Year
Wed, 16 May 2018
Krista Simpson Anderson was selected the 2018 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year during the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore’s 36th Annual Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.
Operation Deep Freeze - Beneath the Surface
Wed, 16 May 2018
Deploying to the most remote continent on Earth requires a ship to be self-sufficient. If an underwater issue arises, it’s necessary to have skilled divers who can inspect the problem and make a report to the command. It’s for this reason the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star embarks a Coast Guard Dive Team for its annual deployment to Antarctica.
USS Nimitz - Dry Docking
Wed, 16 May 2018
The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) shifted from its homeport pier at Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton to a dry dock at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bremerton site. Nimitz is receiving upgrades and renovations to a variety of systems to include steering components, hull preservation, combat systems equipment, aircraft elevator doors, berthing areas and a new stern dock. It is slated to return to sea May 2019 to perform sea trials in preparation for future operations.
Returning Sailor Greeted By Little Son
Tue, 15 May 2018
A happy sailor prepares to embrace his little son running to him upon his disembarkment off the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) after its return to homeport, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations as part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group.
Army Spouse of 2018 - Gold Star Wife and Military Spouse
Tue, 15 May 2018
The role of the military spouse is one of selflessness and courage. It’s a job that does not pay or come with any awards. It often means early mornings, late nights, and frequently going weeks and months without a partner nearby. It regularly includes playing both mother and father roles, both good cop and bad, being a counselor, provider, and director or a combination of all three. Coupled with a seamless transition of being firm to the gentle voice of love, being a military spouse is no easy task.
Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate
Tue, 15 May 2018
The Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, develops and executes international agreements with friendly forces to provide defense materiel and services, in support of US national security.
Marine Corps Silent Drill Team Performs At Alamo
Mon, 14 May 2018
Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon execute their "bursting bomb" sequence during their performance as a part of a Battle Color Ceremony for the San Antonio Tricentennial Military Appreciation Day at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas.
Navy Chaplain Candidates Learn What It Means To Serve God and Country
Mon, 14 May 2018
It is very rare that Officer Candidates School (OCS) would receive a chaplain candidate, but it is more of a rarity to receive four ... The Navy Chaplain Candidate Program allows individuals working toward their graduate education or ecclesial requirements to be commissioned as officers and experience what it means to be a Navy chaplain and discern if becoming a chaplain is a right for them.
Air Cav Soldiers - Crew Gunnery Live-Fire
Mon, 14 May 2018
U.S. Army soldiers from Company B, 3rd Battalion, 227th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade out of Fort Hood, Texas fly UH-60 Black Hawks to conduct crew gunnery live fire training in snow covered Adazi, Latvia.
Soldiers Engage Mortar Targets
Sun, 13 May 2018
Sky Soldiers from U.S. Army 2nd Battalion “The Rock,” 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade rapidly engage mortar targets during Rock Sokol 18 in Slovenia.
NHRA's Leah Pritchett Helps Amy At Skyline High School
Sun, 13 May 2018
As part of the U.S. Army’s NHRA sponsorship, Lisa Pritchett, one of the prominent drivers in the National Hot Rod Association, was invited to talk to students at Skyline High School in Mesa, Arizona.
Marines Air Assault - ITX 2-18
Sun, 13 May 2018
Marines with 2nd Battalion 3rd Marine Regiment and 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment perform a live fire Air Assault Course aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California as a part of Integrated Training Exercise 2-18.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - USO Wreath Laying
Sat, 12 May 2018
Terry Bradshaw (center), representing United Service Organization (USO) Metro; his wife, Tammy Bradshaw (left); and U.S. Army Col. Jason Garkey (right), regimental commander, The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard); participate in an Army Special Honors Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery.
FASTCENT Stands Ready To Execute Mission
Sat, 12 May 2018
U.S. Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company, Central Command (FASTCENT) stand ready to conduct rapid response expeditionary security operations in support of U.S. 5th Fleet and Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade.
F-16 Viper Demo Team - Heritage Flight 2018
Sat, 12 May 2018
A look at the USAF Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team participating in the Flight Training and Certification Course 2018 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
Kids Learn How To Use Coast Guard Rescue Equipment
Fri, 11 May 2018
Members of Coast Guard Air Station Sitka demonstrate to children how to use rescue equipment found aboard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopters at Echo Ranch Bible Camp in Juneau, Alaska.
The 'Mother Of All Bombs'
Fri, 11 May 2018
The "Mother of All Bombs" ... the GBU-43/B Massive Air Blast, is the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in America’s arsenal, and it was used for the first time in combat on April 13, 2018 in Afghanistan against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Soldiers Conduct Sling Load Air Assault Op
Fri, 11 May 2018
U.S. Army combined forces of the 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment; 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment; and, Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division conduct at sling load air assault operation at Fort Drum, New York.
President and Vice President With Olympic Teams
Thu, 10 May 2018
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence stand proudly with the 2018 USA Olympic and Paralympic Teams at the White House.
Stan Lee - Iconic Comic Book Writer and Proud WWII Veteran
Thu, 10 May 2018
Stan Lee, known for working with the company that became Marvel Comics and artist Jack Kirby, co-created comic book characters such as Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Thor, X-Men and Doctor Strange. But he also served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II from 1942 to 1945.
Marines Artillery Fire Support - ITX 2-18
Thu, 10 May 2018
Marines with 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, Bravo Battery Artillery, perform a Fire Support Coordination Exercise with a howitzer at training area Quackenbush aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California during Integrated Training Exercise 2-18. ITX 2-18 gives Marines an opportunity to practice in a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated Marine Air Ground Task Force.
Eagles Deploy Flares Over Iraq
Wed, 09 May 2018
Two U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles deploy flares after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission supporting Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq.
Operation Deep Freeze: Ice pilots
Wed, 09 May 2018
The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is only one of two cutters in the service with qualified ice pilots aboard. Ice pilots are responsible for navigating the ship through different types of ice. On their way to Antarctica, ice pilots will first negotiate pack ice ... large pieces of floating ice ... before reaching the fast ice, which extends out from the shore and is attached to it.
Coast Guard Yacht Boarding - Arctic Eagle 18
Wed, 09 May 2018
A U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat crew based in Valdez, Alaska performs a simulated search of a yacht suspected of picking up radiological materials from the water in the Gulf of Valdez during the Arctic Eagle 18 exercise.The goals of Arctic Eagle 18, an Alaska statewide exercise, are for participating forces to operate in a joint, inter-agency, and intergovernmental and multinational environment; assess ability to conduct sustained operations in arctic conditions, and integrate new and emerging capabilities.
Navy Seahawk Fires Flares
Tue, 08 May 2018
A U.S. Navy MH-60S Seahawk fires flares during an air power demonstration over the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Pacific Ocean.
Nuclear Posture Review - Strategy To Keep America Safe
Tue, 08 May 2018
The Nuclear Posture Review 2018 is a strategy to keep America safe with a deterrent that is modern and credible ... The NPR reaffirms that the fundamental role of U.S. nuclear policy is deterrence and continues the clear commitment to non-proliferation and arms control.
Adversarial Threat Response - Gunslinger 18-4
Tue, 08 May 2018
U.S. Air Force 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho tested its readiness capabilities during exercise Gunslinger 18-4. The exercise tested the base's ability to support a contingency response to an adversarial threat on base or in an expeditionary capacity across the globe.
Peterson Air and Space Museum
Mon, 07 May 2018
Peterson Air and Space Museum encompasses a static display airpark with American and Canadian aircraft; surface-to-air missiles; the Medal Of Honor Park; and Medal of Honor Memorial ... along with the hangers and the terminal holding different displays and exhibits.
A Taste of Marine Recruit Training
Mon, 07 May 2018
Drill Instructors give a future Marine a taste of what recruit training will be like during the annual pool function at Marine Corps Recruiting Station Fort Worth, Texas.
SOLDIERS - Arctic Warriors
Mon, 07 May 2018
Deep in the heart of the Alaskan Mountain Range, members of the Northern Warfare Training Center give Soldiers the skills they need to thrive in one of the nation's most challenging environments.
Waters of Yellowstone
Mon, 07 May 2018
Water plays an incredible role in the ecosystems of Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding areas. Yellowstone National Park is the flagship of the National Park Service and a favorite to millions of visitors each year.
Paratroopers Fire Howitzer
Sun, 06 May 2018
U.S. Army Paratroopers, assigned to Battery A, 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, fire a M119 105mm howitzer during a live fire exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Face and Sound of The World’s Finest Fighting Force
Sun, 06 May 2018
Each year, the Battle Color Detachment (BCD) travels worldwide to demonstrate the historic pride of the Marine Corps through fine music and ceremonial drill. The BCD consists of “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Corps Drum & Bugle Corps, the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, and The Official Marine Corps Color Guard. The Battle Color Ceremony shows the discipline, professionalism, and “Esprit de Corps” in the Marine Corps.
Marines Weapons Fire Support - ITX 2-18
Sun, 06 May 2018
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment participate in Fire Support Coordination Exercise at training area Quackenbush aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California. The training exercise gave Marines an opportunity to practice a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated Marine Air Ground Task Force.
Oceania Maritime Security Initiative Boarding Mission
Sat, 05 May 2018
A U.S. Coast Guardsman observes the fishing process of a foreign-flagged fishing vessel during an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) boarding mission. The OMSI program is a secretary of defense program leveraging Department of Defense assets transiting the region to increase the Coast Guard’s maritime domain awareness, ultimately supporting its maritime law enforcement operations in Oceania.
'A River Of Trauma' Leads To Five Bronze Stars
Sat, 05 May 2018
Members of a Special Operations Surgical Team were presented five Bronze Star Medals and a Meritorious Service Medal during a ceremony at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama. The team was recognized for their actions while deployed in support of Operation INHERHENT RESOLVE during 2016. SOSTs are surgical teams highly trained in providing life-saving care any time, any place.
ICE Operation - Los Angeles 2018
Sat, 05 May 2018
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officers and special agents arrested hundreds of individuals for violating federal immigration laws and served notices of inspection (NOIs) to businesses in the Los Angeles area of responsibility (AOR) coordinated, targeted operation.
F-15 Eagle Takes Off
Fri, 04 May 2018
A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle, assigned to the 173rd Fighter Wing, takes off from Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base during a dissimilar air combat training flight. Dissimilar air combat training provides pilots the opportunity to practice air-to-air combat with aircraft of different types, enhancing their skills.
Cyber Tops List of Threats To USA
Fri, 04 May 2018
The director of national intelligence told a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that it's a measure of the growth of cyber and America’s vulnerability to it that the cyber threat was at the top of the list of worldwide threats.
Autonomy and Navigation Technology Center
Fri, 04 May 2018
A look at efforts by the Autonomy and Navigation Technology (ANT) Center located at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Projects included human and machine teaming, autonomy, and navigation, that contribute to the capabilities of the U.S. Air Force.
Junior ROTC Cadets - Color Guard
Thu, 03 May 2018
Spring Valley High School junior ROTC cadets perform their Color Guard drill and ceremony routine during the annual Top Gun Drill Meet at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina.
Broad Roots Grow Strong STEMs
Thu, 03 May 2018
Army Educational Outreach Program aims to engage, inspire and attract the next generation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent.
United States Strategic Command
Thu, 03 May 2018
United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) integrates and coordinates the necessary command and control capability to provide support with the most accurate and timely information for the President, the Secretary of Defense, other national leadership and combatant commanders. Its objective is to expand the national dialogue on 21st century deterrence ... identifying the current global threats to U.S. national security.
Sailors Security Patrol Escort
Wed, 02 May 2018
U.S. Sailors assigned to Task Group (TG) 68.6 return to the Port of Djibouti after completing a security patrol escort for the first purpose-built expeditionary mobile base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) in the Gulf of Tadjoura. TG-68.6 is forward-deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations and conducts joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.
Space Aggressors Preparing Warfighters
Wed, 02 May 2018
On the far southwest end of Schriever Air Force Base is an operations warehouse known as 'the Barn' ... where members replicate live GPS and satellite communication electronic attacks for training service members across the world. It is the home of the 527th Space Aggressor Squadron.
Cowboy STEM
Wed, 02 May 2018
A look at how the Wyoming National Guard is partnering with high schools throughout the state in STEM education. STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines ... science, technology, engineering and mathematics ... in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.
America, My Home!
Tue, 01 May 2018
New video of the iconic heartfelt, inspiring song, "America, My Home!" ... written by George Simon and wonderfully performed by country music singer, Ricky David Tripp.
Maritime Raid Force Marines In Sea Hawk
Tue, 01 May 2018
Marines assigned to Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), sit in an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during visit, board, search, and seizure training during a certification exercise (CERTEX) aboard the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Richard E. Byrd.
Very Small Satellites, Very Big Deal
Tue, 01 May 2018
A flock of Doves takes detailed pictures of the whole Earth every day. You’ve probably seen their photos, or read a headline informed by the data they gather. What can the Army learn from these birds and the former NASA engineers who set them aloft?
Marines Fast Rope From Super Stallion
Tue, 01 May 2018
U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, fast rope from a CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 during fast roping drills, Landing Zone Boondocker, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The training was designed to produce readiness by building confidence, familiarize the Marines with air assets, and prepare them for crisis response operations.
Soldier Navigates Barbed Wire
Mon, 30 Apr 2018
U.S. Army Pfc. Alexis Jones navigates under barbed wire during the 200th Military Police Command's Best Warrior Competition at Fort Hunter Liggett, California.
Marines Get A Taste Of The Jungle
Mon, 30 Apr 2018
Quiet rustles and murmurs filtered through the trees as the camp woke up, dew rolling off camouflaged tents as Marines of 3rd Marine Logistics Group took their first steps into the brisk morning air at Camp Gonsalves ... starting the grueling Basic Jungle Skills Course.
Brick by Brick Shipbuilding
Mon, 30 Apr 2018
Hampton Roads Naval Museum hosted local families at the 7th Annual Brick by Brick LEGO Shipbuilding. The over 200 Lego dry dock competition brought awareness to the naval community through STEM-based design plans, robotic demonstrations and professional viewing displays.
$390 Million Of Seized Drugs By Coast Guard
Sun, 29 Apr 2018
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare stands on the flight deck of the cutter next to approximately $390 million total wholesale in seized cocaine and marijuana at Port Everglades, Florida, April 24, 2018. The drugs were interdicted off the coasts of Mexico, Central, and South America by multiple U.S. Coast Guard cutters and Canadian Naval vessels.
Answering The Call - Corpsmen Hone Battlefield Skill
Sun, 29 Apr 2018
When the cry went up that a corpsman was immediately needed for a casualty, students as well as instructors quickly realized that Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) program demanded their best. Anything less and the casualty became a fatality.
PATRIOT South 2018
Sun, 29 Apr 2018
PATRIOT South 2018 is a domestic operations disaster response training exercise conducted by National Guard units working in support of federal, state, and local emergency management agencies, and first responders on the Combat Readiness Training Center at Camp Shelby, Mississippi and surrounding areas during February 2018. More than 500 members of the National Guard, consisting of Soldiers and Airmen, will be participating along with local first responders, emergency management agencies, and relief organizations.
Former Army Secretary's Honor Guard Funeral
Sat, 28 Apr 2018
The U.S. Army Honor Guard, The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoon, and The U.S. Army Band, "Pershing’s Own", conduct the funeral of former Secretary of the Army Togo D. West, Jr. in Section 34 of Arlington National Cemetery, April 26, 2018. West served as both Secretary of the Army and Secretary of Veterans Affairs in the Clinton Administration, and was the second African-American to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs. West was also a Captain in the U.S. Army and the former General Counsel of the Navy in the Carter Administration.
Cyber Activities At The National Training Center
Sat, 28 Apr 2018
U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) is using the Cyber-Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) Support to Corps and Below (CSCB) program at the Army's Combat Training Centers to develop and test CEMA concepts and operational cyber support to those units. The lessons learned from CSCB support to the National Training Center’s rotational training units (RTUs), Opposing Forces (OPFOR) and Operations Group have resulted in numerous milestones including defensive cyber counterfire and systems that disrupt and neutralize unmanned aircraft systems (anti-UAS).
Defense Urban Terrain - Army AWG
Sat, 28 Apr 2018
Defense Urban Terrain presents new challenges to every U.S. Army soldier ... it's where the future fight will take place. Soldiers must be trained and prepared to operate in an environment of congested roadways, overflowing slums, and mazes of subterranean infrastructures, while minimizing civilian casualties ... which is central to the efforts of the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG).
2018 Military Child of the Year Award Recipients
Fri, 27 Apr 2018
Operation Homefront's 10th annual Military Child of the Year event in April 2018 honored seven military children with its prestigious ... 2018 Military Child of the Year Award ... who were recognized by senior military leaders, elected officials, celebrities, and other remarkable military children. The Military Child of the Year Award reflects the positive impact that these special young people have made on their military families, their schools, and their communities.
With Wings As Eagles - The Beginning
Fri, 27 Apr 2018
The 107th Attack Wing is one of the original units of the New York Air National Guard, having been allocated to the state of New York on May 24, 1946, shortly after the end of World War II. It was then on Dec. 8, 1948, that the 107th was given federal recognition and commenced flying operations with an initial strength of 100 Airmen assigned. Over the following 70 years, the 107th distinguished itself at home and in combat, and set many milestones and records along the way.
54 Hours Later - 'Marine' Title
Fri, 27 Apr 2018
The Crucible is a 54-hour culminating event recruits must go through to earn the title of United States Marine while training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. This event consists of several team-building activities and allows recruits to take on leadership roles by being the squad leaders of the challenges.
Fiesta At The Alamo
Thu, 26 Apr 2018
The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas serves as a patriotic background to Airmen with the 737th Training Group Drum and Bugle Corps performing for civilians and fellow troops on April 23, 2018. The performance was part of Fiesta San Antonio that started in 1891, growing into an annual celebration.
U.S. Navy's Commitment To Warfighting In The Information Age
Thu, 26 Apr 2018
The WEST 2018 IW pavilion on the exhibition floor demonstrated the Navy's commitment to warfighting in the information age through the use of speakers, panels, subject matter experts and capability displays from organizations including the Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare, Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. Tenth Fleet, Navy Information Forces Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Office of Naval Intelligence, Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence, and others.
USS Eisenhower Maritime and Theater Security Ops
Thu, 26 Apr 2018
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) and its carrier strike group conduct maritime and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations ... highlighting Ike's sailors involvement.
Burial-At-Sea Ceremony Aboard USS Harry S. Truman
Wed, 25 Apr 2018
Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Jedd Posadas, left, and Ens. Brian Williams participate in a burial-at-sea ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.
Reaching Final Orbit - Lt. Col. Scott Hermann
Wed, 25 Apr 2018
Late one evening in 1988, an airman basic F-16 avionics technician tinkered with the electronics systems in the cockpit of the jet fighter at the 50th Tactical Fighter Wing, Hahn Air Base, Germany. Wiping the sweat from his brow with the sleeve of his fatigues, he paused to gaze up into a starry night sky, contemplating how fortunate he was to have the job he had. He had no way of knowing the realm of space would be where he would end his career 30 years later.
Airmen Shoot For Excellence At Kadena
Wed, 25 Apr 2018
U.S. Air Force 18th Security Forces Squadron ensure airmen are always ready and proficient in Combat Arms through the M4 rifle qualification course at Kadena Air Base in Japan.
U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Training Collage
Tue, 24 Apr 2018
The U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Training Collage showcases four posters illustrating '4' different weeks of the 13 week recruit training program aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island (MCRD PI), South Carolina. The U.S. Marine Corps respective posters were created by Sgt. Jennifer J. Carrillo Castillo, Lance Cpl. Michelle L. Dolan, and Sgt. Karen J. Cruz.
New Way Of 'Dumb' Explosives Thinking
Tue, 24 Apr 2018
The Ottawa Treaty banning 'dumb' landmines caused a major capability gap in terrain shaping, area access and area denial, but it also created a massive possibility for innovation ... and teamwork between government and industry. Now, ARCIC, PEO Ammunition and industry are working together to develop a capability that will go far beyond dumb.
Army's Framework For Character Development
Tue, 24 Apr 2018
To teach soldiers the importance of character development in the Army. The white board animation is designed to provide the soldier with the knowledge of why character, competence, and commitment through life-long education, training, and experience matter. Character strengthens the resolve of Army professionals to live by and uphold the Army Ethic as consistently and faithfully demonstrated in decisions and actions.
U.S. Soldiers Honored In Germany
Mon, 23 Apr 2018
A German civilian holding an American flag greats U.S. vehicles assigned to 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, as they conduct a tactical road march from Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany to Hohenfels, Germany during Combined Resolve X.
Marine Corps FSD's Strip 8 Carries Heavy Duty Responsibilities
Mon, 23 Apr 2018
Thousands of Marine Corps assets come through Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., every year and every piece that comes in and out of the base, goes through Strip 8, not once but twice.
Father and Son Marines Fly Together
Mon, 23 Apr 2018
A very special flight for the father and son team, known by their fellow U.S. Marines as ... Big Mo and Little Mo ... being their only flight together as Marines ... before Master Gunnery Sgt. James Mocarski retires after 30 years of service and Sgt. Andrew Mocarski deploys with the 26th MEU.
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder Commissioned
Sun, 22 Apr 2018
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder mans the rails during the commissioning ceremony for the cutter in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. The new Fast Response Cutter is the Coast Guard’s 27th Sentinel class Fast Response Cutter and is the first of its class to be homeported in Atlantic Beach.
Vietnam War POW Recalls Return Home 45 Years Later
Sun, 22 Apr 2018
Stepping off the bus, recently freed American prisoners of war formed up from the tallest to shortest, stiff at attention facing Capt. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris and with a salute they defied their Vietnamese captors one final time ... They stood tall in defiance as a C-141 Heaven cargo aircraft in front of them prepared to bring the men home ... The now-retired Col. Harris recalled the moment he and his fellow POWs were released from captivity by American troops; and the moment seemed surreal to him. Harris spent 2,871 days in Vietnam as a POW after being shot down April 4, 1965, during a bombing run targeting the Thanh Hoa Bridge, one of the most important transportation routes the North Vietnamese had throughout the war.
Pilot Aircraft Qualifications Aboard USS Eisenhower
Sun, 22 Apr 2018
U.S. Navy and Marine Corps pilots assigned to Carrier Training Wing (CTW)1 conduct training aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (IKE) during the sustainment phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan.
Y2Kids Career Fair
Sat, 21 Apr 2018
The New York Air National Guard 105th Airlift Wing participated in Y2Kids at the U.S. Army’s 2nd Aviation Detachment in New Windsor, New York. School-aged kids from the community came to learn about different careers from the New York Army and Air National Guard to other U.S. Government agencies including Department of Agriculture and Civil Air Patrol.
Smart Aircraft
Sat, 21 Apr 2018
A drone directed by one or more Soldiers through uncontested skies is a thing of the past. Army aviation is developing collaborative and intelligent systems for manned and unmanned fleets in contested airspace.
Pararescue and CRO Students Certification Exercise
Sat, 21 Apr 2018
U.S. Air Force Pararescue and U.S. Army Combat Rescue Officer students conduct a joint a rescue certifying exercise testing their three years of specialized training that culminates with their certification and graduation.
WWII Bataan Death March Survivors
Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Commander-in-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S Keith Harman presents the WWII Bataan Death March survivors with coins of excellence at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The 26.2 mile course honors the thousands of American and Filipino Soldiers who defended the Philippines at the outbreak of World War II and were marched more than 60 miles into captivity.
Middle School Students Respond To Navy 'STEM' Challenge
Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Freedom Middle School students ... responding to a challenge by Navy scientists and engineers ... had four months to prepare their technological projects before face to face meetings and evaluations took place.
Soldiers Fire Paladin Howitzers
Fri, 20 Apr 2018
U.S. soldiers with Battery A, 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, fire M109A6 Paladin howitzers during a live fire exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area.
Airmen Free Fall Jump
Thu, 19 Apr 2018
U.S. Air Force Airmen perform a military free fall jump in Djibouti, April 17, 2018. The airmen are assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron and they are deployed in support of humanitarian aid and contingency operations in the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa area of responsibility.
USAF 45th Space Wing "Triad” Enables Space-Based Orbital-Defense Capability
Thu, 19 Apr 2018
On January 19, 2018 ... the fourth piece in the Space Based Infrared System, or SBIRS, was successfully launched into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, completing the SBIRS 'constellation' – a network of satellites allowing unparalleled defense capability for the United States.
Marines Conduct Water Charge Explosions
Thu, 19 Apr 2018
U.S. Marines make and use water charge explosives to breach a house at Methods of Entry School (MOES) on Marine Corps Base Quantico.
USS GHWB Flies Flag At Half-Mast For Barbara Bush
Wed, 18 Apr 2018
Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Brian Graham, left, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Caleb Chandler aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) conduct morning colors on the flight deck. The flag is being flown at half-mast to honor former First Lady Barbara Bush, wife of the ship’s namesake, who passed away April 17, 2018.
The Artificial Becomes Real
Wed, 18 Apr 2018
Thanks to advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI), human-agent teaming and machine learning, Soldiers will provide commanders with real-time information about the enemy gathered from a variety of different sources, including possible courses of action, which will help them to make better decisions in battle.
Weather Flight 100 OSS
Wed, 18 Apr 2018
The U.S. Air Force 100th Operations Support Squadron weather flight on RAF Mildenhall sure have their work cut out for them ... whether it is ... rain, snow, or sunshine ... these Airmen know exactly what's in store for the base and U.S. Air Force tankers up in the sky.
Gladiator Junior Wrestling At Marine Corps Air Station Futenma
Tue, 17 Apr 2018
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Luke Deornellis referees during the second Gladiator Junior Wrestling Okinawa Open Tournament at the Semper Fit Gym aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. The youth wrestlers met to build sportsmanship, mental strength and a passion for the sport of wrestling in a safe, competitive and friendly environment. The volunteer’s main focus was on helping develop the character of each wrestler.
Science and Technology Supporting Future Army Aviation
Tue, 17 Apr 2018
In the future, Army aviation systems will need to operate in an anti-access and area denial (A2AD) contested airspace against adversaries that have advanced capabilities that constrain freedom of maneuver. To be effective in these environments, future aviation systems will need extended range, increased situational awareness and higher speed to maneuver into positions of advantage, survive and engage the adversary.
Astronaut Virtual Training
Tue, 17 Apr 2018
U.S. Army Major and Astronaut Anne McClain conducts virtual training at NASA in Houston, Texas ... preparing her to operate missions that she may have to conduct while on the International Space Station.
Helping Fellow Team Ranger
Mon, 16 Apr 2018
A U.S. Army Ranger helps his fellow team Ranger during the 2018 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Georgia. The David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition is an annual event to determine the top-performing two-person Ranger team from units across the Army as well as other services.
Leadership Principles Of A Loyal Heretic
Mon, 16 Apr 2018
“A loyal heretic is a person loyal to the Nation, his service and mission while challenging the status quo in a constructive way,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Wiley Barnes, who uses the Webster Dictionary definition of heretic as “one who differs in opinion from an accepted belief or doctrine”.
Army Best Medic 2016 Competition - Air Assault and Casualty Evacuation
Mon, 16 Apr 2018
U.S. Army medics from across the Army compete in a grueling 72-hour competition at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Camp Bullis, Texas to be the Army's 2016 best medic team. The competition physically and intellectually challenges the two-soldier teams of Army medics in a simulated operational environment ... as they are required to do ... during an air assault to an objective that involves taking fire to recover a wounded Soldier (simulated) ... then move the casualty to cover; access and treat casualty; and, move casualty through a wooded area to stage for evacuation.
Cospas-Sarsat System Overview
Sun, 15 Apr 2018
The Cospas-Sarsat satellite system uses a combination of different satellites to detect and locate emergency beacons. The satellites relay the distress signals from the emergency beacons to a network of ground stations and ultimately to the U.S. Mission Control Center in Suitland, Maryland. The USMCC processes the distress signal and alerts the appropriate search and rescue authorities to who is in distress and, more importantly, where they are located.
Flying As Marine One
Sun, 15 Apr 2018
Ron Colyer has had many interesting designations in his 24 years of active service to our country in the United States Marine Corps ... including piloting Marine One with the President of United States aboard.
Iron Fist 2018 - Amphibious Reconnaissance
Sun, 15 Apr 2018
U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and Japanese Soldiers with the Western Army Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, conduct a helocast exercise providing transportation as the Marines practiced loading from land and offloading into the water as part of Exercise Iron Fist 2018. Helocasting allows reconnaissance teams to travel longer distances before being dropped off for their final advancement to an objective area.
Bringing In The Colors During Full Honors Funeral
Sat, 14 Apr 2018
A flag detail team brings in the colors during a full honors funeral ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The Air Force Honor Guard mobile training team visited the base to provide a 10-day standardized training course to 31 local honor guard Airmen. The goal is to ensure all honor guard units perform the required ceremonial procedures the same way throughout the Air Force.
Five Lessons for Success
Sat, 14 Apr 2018
Five lessons of success guided a grandson of a North Carolina sharecropper to the rank of two star Navy admiral and vice director for operations to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Coast Guard Helicopter Aircrews Training Off Of Neah Bay
Sat, 14 Apr 2018
Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Washington, MH-65 Dolphin aircrews conduct training off of Neah Bay. The Dolphin is certified for operation in all-weather and night-time operations, with three of the helicopters stationed in Port Angeles and 100 in use across the service.
Coastal Riverine Squadron Weapons Qualification Aboard Patrol Boat
Fri, 13 Apr 2018
Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Michael DeCesare, assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 4, Det. Guam, fires an M2 machine gun aboard a Mark VI patrol boat during a crew-served weapons qualification in the Philippine Sea. CRS-4, Det. Guam, assigned to Costal Riverine Group 1, Det. Guam, is capable of conducting maritime security operations across the full spectrum of naval, joint and combined operations.
Army MPs Increase Stealth, Enhance Skills At Allied Spirit
Fri, 13 Apr 2018
The U.S. Army gains the upper hand in identifying where threats are with the use of a lightweight small unmanned aerial system (SUAS), called the RQ-11 Raven ... as military policemen put to use during Allied Spirit VIII in Germany.
SEALs Work With NeuroTactical Research Team
Fri, 13 Apr 2018
The brain is the most complex organ in the body. But what do we know about brain health when a service member is experiencing regular blast exposure ... either through training or combat? The Navy SEALS are working with the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center and General Dynamics Health Solutions Neuro Tactical Research Team to better understand the effects of exposure that is already making a positive difference.
F/A-18C Hornet Flies Above USS Theodore Roosevelt
Thu, 12 Apr 2018
An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the Checkerboards of Marine Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312, flies above the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) that is underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.
Weather Forecasting Keeps The Mission's Future Clear
Thu, 12 Apr 2018
Have you ever walked into a dark room without a light? Would you travel somewhere new without any directions? There are many activities we can’t go into blindly, so when Cannon pilots prepare for flight, they need the help of 27th Special Operations Support Squadron weather forecasters to ensure their future is on the radar.
193 SOMDG Tactical Combat Casualty Care Training
Thu, 12 Apr 2018
The 193rd Special Operations Medical Group recently held their first ever tactical combat casualty care training course at Ft. Indiantown Gap. Instructors from Air Force Special Operations Command instructed prospective instructors during a week long course culminating on this day's practical exercise. Members from the 148th Air Support Operations Squadron helped with the realism of the exercise by providing JTACs, Striker vehicles, and blank weapons fire.
31st MEU All-Hands Formation
Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Sgt. Maj. Jim Lanham, sergeant major of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, stands before the 31st MEU during an all-hands formation aboard the USS Wasp (LHD-1) while underway in the Philippine Sea. As the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, the 31st MEU provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide range of military operations throughout the Indo-Pacific region.
USAF Lt. General Nowland Breaks Down Fundamentals of Service
Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Lt. Gen. Mark Nowland, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C, spoke at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-04’s graduation about the fundamentals of service.
Battle of Hue Vets Share Their Story
Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Vietnam War veterans from the Battle of Hue share their heart grabbing combat story 50 Years later aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City.
Ax Marks Paratroopers' Spot
Tue, 10 Apr 2018
A soldier hoists a battle axe in the air to mark the finish line for paratroopers as they finish a 2.2-mile run and prepare their weapons for simulated battle during training in Italy.
Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer Recognized By President Trump
Tue, 10 Apr 2018
Troy Ramsdell, a native of Lindale, California, is not a household name, but his name is familiar to the Commander-in-Chief Donald Trump.
Army Best Medic 2016 Competition - Buddy Run and Road March
Tue, 10 Apr 2018
U.S. Army medics from across the Army compete in a grueling 72-hour competition at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Camp Bullis, Texas to be the Army's 2016 best medic team. The competition physically and intellectually challenges the two-soldier teams of Army medics in a simulated operational environment ... as they are required to do in the ... Buddy Run and Road March.
A Better 'Reality'
Mon, 09 Apr 2018
Technologies to enhance what Soldiers ‘see’ in complex, congested environments promise to improve the information available to make decisions quickly.
Coast Guard Medal Presented To Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Hylkema
Mon, 09 Apr 2018
Rear Adm. David Throop, commander Coast Guard 13th District, presents the Coast Guard Medal to Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Hylkema, a boatswain's mate at Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, during a ceremony held at the station's base in Westport, Washington, April 6, 2018. Hylkema jumped into 18 to 20-foot breaking surf during the rescue of the master of the sailing vessel Grace on the night of October 6, 2016.
Marine Corps Shooting Team
Mon, 09 Apr 2018
U.S. Marines attached to the Marine Corps Shooting Team participate in quarterly competitions aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico and across the nation. The Marine Corps Shooting Team includes a higher level of marksmanship skills and techniques derived from annual training.
New "Patriots" Section
Sun, 08 Apr 2018
Patriots ... a major new feature of USA Patriotism! ... is now available allowing visitors to submit their "own" creative patriotic expressions that can be a video; photo/image; poem; and/or, article (story/essay) with listing in Patriots. And it can be done with a smart phone.
World-Class Tech, According To Plan
Sun, 08 Apr 2018
The technologies in this future multidomain battle scenario may seem far-fetched, but the Army’s primary science and technology arm, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, is developing many of them now.
Forged by the Sea - BMCS Ed Bennet
Sun, 08 Apr 2018
U.S. Navy Senior Chief Boatsain's Mate Ed Bennet, of Old Town Main, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) deck department, shares his naval experiences of how he was forged by the sea.
Dignified Arrival Ceremony In Honor Of Fallen Major Andreas B. O’Keeff
Sun, 08 Apr 2018
MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., honor guard Airmen perform a dignified arrival ceremony April 4, 2018 at Tampa international Airport in honor of fallen Major Andreas B. O’Keeffe. O’Keefe was an HH-60 Pave Hawk pilot assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing who passed away in a crash in western Iraq.
USS Nebraska launches Trident II D5 Missile
Sat, 07 Apr 2018
An unarmed Trident II D5 missile launches from the ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, as part of a Navy Strategic Systems Programs test.
Air Force, Army Developing Multidomain Doctrine
Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Air Force Gen. James M. Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, said he is working closely with Gen. David G. Perkins, commander of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, to develop the concept a new AirLand Battle Doctrine.
Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team
Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Scenes of the Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team at Langley Air Force Base that performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft. The team also teams up with Air Force Heritage flight exhibiting the professional qualities the Air Force develops in the people who fly, maintain and support these aircraft.

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