USA Patriotism! New Content
USO - There For The Troops
Tue, 17 Oct 2017
"USO - There For The Troops" honors the USO and its patriot volunteers including super star entertainers for this nonprofit's steadfast efforts for America's brave, honorable troops even those in harm's way since its start in 1941.
Thank You Friend
Tue, 17 Oct 2017
"Thank You Friend" is an inspiring message of proud appreciation to America's active troops and the veterans before them ... for their brave, honorable service to our beloved great country ... touchingly delivered by Dan Carlos' heartfelt performance.
POW Recounts Operation Linebacker II
Tue, 17 Oct 2017
It was December 26, 1972. The vibration from bombs exploding in the distance resonated through the walls of the North Vietnamese prison. In his cell, an American pilot peered through the barred windows where he saw the silhouette of a B-52 Stratofortress in flames. He could only watch as the same fate that lead him to his prison cell was handed over to his fellow Airmen.
Soldiers Fire Machine Gun
Tue, 17 Oct 2017
U.S. Army Reserve Pvt. Garrett Brazzell and Staff Sgt. Lee Hicks, both petroleum specialists with the 842nd Quartermaster Company, work together as gunner and assistant gunner firing an M2 machine gun for weapons qualification during Operation Cold Steel II, hosted by the 79th Theater Sustainment Command at Fort Hunter Liggett, California.
Talisman Saber 2017 - Final Battle
Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Troops from Australia, the USA, New Zealand, Japan and Canada conducted a series of coordinated attacks as part of the culminating activity for Talisman Saber 2017 at Shoalwater Bay Training Area. The three main battle groups making up the coalition ‘blue’ forces were given a series of objectives to clear from the static ‘red’ forces. Australian and United States troops fought side by side on both the blue and red teams.
America's Presidents
Mon, 16 Oct 2017
"America's Presidents" honors all who have and will proudly lead the United States of America ... as President. This salute is more about the Presidency ... understanding the respective political mindset and associated actions ... relative to the challenges for each one ... underscored by their love of country.
America Medley performed by Anthem Lights
Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Anthem Lights' wonderful harmony performance of "America Medley" with iconic patriotic songs ... God Bless America, God Bless The USA, America The Beautiful, and the Star-Spangled Banner ... should stir every American's pride of our beloved country.
Family, Football, Faith
Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The noise from the cheering fans muffles into the background. Gloved hands brace against a worn turf field. Under his helmet, sweat accumulates on his face. His eyes lock focus on the opponent across from him as he waits for the football to be snapped.
Aerial Ridgetop Sunrise
Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Two Army MH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and a Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion prepare to participate in a sunrise aerial refueling exercise during a weapons and tactics Instructor course over the mountains near Yuma, Arizona.
PHIBRON 4 - 26th MEU Integration
Mon, 16 Oct 2017
U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) recently completed an at-sea exercise with Amphibious Squadron 4 (PHIBRON-4) during PHIBRON-MEU Integration Training (PMINT) in the Atlantic Ocean.
Music Legend Patriots
Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Music Legend Patriots ... honors Country Hall of Fame inductees, The Oak Ridge Boys, for always being there for our brave troops and veterans ... always exemplifying pride of America ... and love of God ... on and off the stage!
Two Sons Lost, Two Battles - A Resilient Family
Sun, 15 Oct 2017
One military family lost two sons - one to the struggle with mental illness and one to the battlefield. Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Mark Graham and his wife Carol, who lost their sons, recently spoke to service members about the importance of resiliency while visiting Fort Sam Houston.
Food and Water For Hurricane Maria Survivors
Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Omar Alba, rescue swimmer, delivers food and water from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to survivors of Hurricane Maria near San Sebastian, Puerto Rico from a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter.
Army Autonomous Micro-Robotics
Sun, 15 Oct 2017
A look at some of the amazing results from the groundbreaking research into autonomous micro-robotics that the U.S. Army along with its 19 industry and university partners through a collaborative technology alliance have accomplished over 10 years that is coming to a very successful end. There is also a peak at the next collaborative technology alliance research effort.
Dust On The Rails Of A Glorious Heritage
Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Hidden inside these gray train car shells is a unique historical treasure that shares a special bond with the B-52D, the KC-135 Stratotanker and Fairchild AFB. It is the last, complete original B-52D simulator in existence, code-name: Alpine Clover, with supporting cars named Little John, Andrew Squire and DFX-7 adjoining it.
Father and Son Show Honor and Respect During Anthem
Sat, 14 Oct 2017
U.S. Air Force Col. C. Mike Smith, 81st Training Wing vice commander, and his son, Mac Smith, pay respect during the nation anthem at a Biloxi High School military appreciation night football game in Biloxi, Miss. Smith, along with other Keesler Air Force Base leadership, participated in the coin toss to determine which team would receive the ball first.
President George W. Bush With Troops In Al Asad - Iraq War
Sat, 14 Oct 2017
During September 2007 ... U.S. President George W. Bush makes a surprise visit to an air base in the Al Asad, Iraq area ... where he thanks and interacts U.S. troops; and, meets with Lt. Gen. David Petraeus, Ryan Crocker, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, and the staff of the air base. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates accompanied President Bush on the visit.
Army Scientists Discover Power In Urine
Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory observed an unexpected result when combining urine with a newly engineered nano-powder based on aluminum. It instantly releases hydrogen from the urine at much higher rate than with ordinary water.
Navy Color Guard Presents Colors At Petco Park
Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) color guard present the colors during the national anthem at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres baseball team.
Coast Guard Cutter Healy - 2017 Tour
Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Experience the sights and sounds aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy ... as its commanding officer, Captain Greg B. Tlapa, takes you on visual tour of this ... polar icebreaker ... during its first cruise of 2017. Cutter Healy’s primary mission is to function as a world-class high latitude research platform with emphasis on Arctic science.
Spitting On Old Glory and Country!
Thu, 12 Oct 2017
David Bancroft, USA Patriotism! Owner and Founder, decided to exercise "his freedom of expression" ... as he could no longer remain silent ... after seeing and hearing ... some Americans unwillingness to grasp and/or care about ... Old Glory's priceless value to Americans like him ... who are among the "once silent" overwhelming majority ... It is a "red line" to this American that should never be crossed!
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The United States Marine Corps War Memorial in near Arlington National Cemetery (Washington D.C.) ... represents this nation's gratitude to Marines and those who have fought beside them. While the statue depicts one of the most famous incidents of World War II, the memorial is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives in defense of the United States since 1775. 
Flying Monument Reminds Team Dover To Never Forget
Thu, 12 Oct 2017
From a distance, there appeared to be a giant, gray, bug-eyed swamp dragonfly attacking the flightline during the 2017 Thunder Over Dover Open House. Brave and inquisitive people who ventured a closer look discovered it wasn’t some herculean insect, but rather an Army OV-1 Mohawk observation and surveillance aircraft used during the Vietnam War through Operation Desert Storm. An even closer inspection would reveal the gray fuselage was covered end-to-end in hundreds of names – names that memorialize the 1,636 American service members that are still unaccounted for from the Vietnam War.
Troop Review Ceremony At Marine Barracks Washington D.C
Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert B. Neller, and Commandant General of the British Royal Marines, Maj. Gen. Robert A. Magowan, stand at attention during a Troop Review Ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington D.C. General Magowan is the Commandant of General Royal Marines and the Commander of the United Kingdom Amphibious Forces.
Air Show Inspires Boy Becoming Air Force Pilot
Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Richard, a seven-year-old boy, fell in love with the C-5 Galaxy during his first air show in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Thirty years later, Maj. Richard, now an MQ-1 Predator pilot, returned to that air show to reminisce about what inspired him to join the Air Force.
Finding A Better Way To Forecast Hurricane Strength
Wed, 11 Oct 2017
As Hurricane Irma approached U.S. shores in September 2017, researchers sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) used air-dropped autonomous sensors to compile real-time ocean observations to help forecasters predict the strength of future tropical storms.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Speaks With Soldiers
Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks with soldiers participating in the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.
Army 1-8 INF Combined Arms Live-Fire In Germany
Wed, 11 Oct 2017
U.S. Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conduct a combined arms live-fire exercise with tanks at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Mere Chance - A Greatest Generation Story
Tue, 10 Oct 2017
There are those times in life when an unexpected encounter occurs ... a “Mere Chance” meeting ... that results in unknowing diabolical intentions. And that is exactly what happens to the brilliant Bryan Ashford in this ... Greatest Generation story ... to achieve the American dream!
Healing From Invisible Wounds
Tue, 10 Oct 2017
After serving 20 years filled with numerous deployments and temporary duty assignments without an issue, Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Jason Ronsse's life changed forever during a an indirect fire incident on December 31, 2013 at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, when a rocket impacted outside his office.
Coast Guard Small Boat Security For Parade of Ships
Tue, 10 Oct 2017
A Coast Guard small boat crew on security patrol during the San Francisco Fleet Week Parade of Ships in San Francisco Bay.
Marine Corps Martial Arts Students Test Combative Skills
Tue, 10 Oct 2017
U.S. Marines with the 1st Marine Logistics Group displayed the versatility and effectiveness of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) on Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton, California. MCMAP enhances the Marine Corps' capability to have basic combative skills for all Marines.
On Bended Knee
Mon, 09 Oct 2017
"On Bended Knee" expresses a prayer for America's brave, proud troops in harms way and their loved ones anxiously waiting for their safe return to them!
Marines Forces Reserve Answers Texas' Call
Mon, 09 Oct 2017
U.S. Marines with 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion and 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, came together in wake of Hurricane Harvey to conduct search and rescue missions and provide disaster relief to effected areas of Texas and Louisiana.
Airmen Responds To Active Shooter
Mon, 09 Oct 2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Matthews II, 81st Security Forces Squadron flight sergeant, holds his post during an active shooter exercise at the Larcher Chapel on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.
Tuskegee Airman Cotten - In Interest of the Nation
Mon, 09 Oct 2017
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. (Ret.) James A. Cotten's 45 years of proud service to country began in January 1945 ... when he was selected for assignment to the Tuskegee Airmen Fighter Group, known as the ‘Red Tails’. The pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance, support staff, instructors and all personnel who kept the planes in the air, along with others who supported their achievements, paved the way for integration of our U.S. Military. In July of 1949, he was assigned to the 334th Fighter Interceptor Squadron 4th Fighter Group as Air Operations NCO. He was the first African-American assigned to this organization after integration of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Patriotism - Have It Your Way
Sun, 08 Oct 2017
This is an enhanced visual presentation of the 1978 film, narrated by legendary actor and Academy Award winner John Wayne ... that presents definitions of patriotism by U.S. citizens, members of our armed forces and Vietnam POW returnees. The voices of Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and John Kennedy express reasons why American servicemen fought and died for their country through the years. It illustrates that patriotism is alive, well and working in the United States as has been the case since independence won ... and ... best of all ... each person is free to define it in his or her own words.
Coast Guard’s Winged Warrior of WWI - Phil Eaton
Sun, 08 Oct 2017
The first German submarine operations on U.S. waters took place not in World War II, but during World War I. With responsibility to guard the coast, the U.S. Coast Guard had several encounters with these early U-boat attacks, including those of U-156. Coast Guard aviator Lt. Philip Eaton played an important role in this battle.
USS Donald Cook Fires Mark 45 5-Inch Gun
Sun, 08 Oct 2017
The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook fires the Mark 45 5-inch gun during a naval surface fire support qualification in the Sea of Hebrides.
Army Sgt. Jonathon Hunter and Army Spc. Christopher Harris - Dignified Transfer
Sat, 07 Oct 2017
August 4, 2017 - A U.S. Army carry team ... solemnly transfers the remains of ... Army Sgt. Jonathon Michael Hunter (23) of Columbus, Indiana and Army Spc. Christopher Michael Harris (25) of Jackson Springs, North Carolina ... during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. The two U.S. Army soldiers were killed in a suicide vehicle-borne improved explosive device (IED) detonated close to their NATO led convoy near the southern Afghanistan city of Kandahar on August 2, 2017.
Story Behind The Iconic ‘Kissing Sailor’ Photo
Sat, 07 Oct 2017
We've all seen this iconic photo of a WWII sailor kissing a nurse on VJ Day, when the war ended. But do you know the story behind it?
Marines On Top Of LAV During SFFW Parade of Ships
Sat, 07 Oct 2017
U.S. Marines with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance, 1st Marine Division, stand on top of an LAV 25 A2 aboard the USS Essex LHD2 with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background during the parade of ships that starts San Francisco Fleet Week.
Our Wounded
Fri, 06 Oct 2017
"Our Wounded" honors all America's active and veteran military men and women who were wounded in combat ... serving valiantly for our beloved land of the free ... and are among the ones ... who make HER ... the Home of the Brave!
'Buffalo Soldier' Cornelius Charlton Earns Medal of Honor In Korean War
Fri, 06 Oct 2017
U.S. Army Sgt. Cornelius Charlton (21) was credited with saving many of the soldiers in his platoon. His courage, leadership and self-sacrifice earned him the Medal of Honor, which he posthumously received in early 1952. He was one of only two black men to receive the award for actions performed during the Korean War.
Howitzers 17-Gun Salute
Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Cannon crewmembers assigned to 25th Division Artillery, 25th Infantry Division, fire their M119A3 howitzers for a 17-gun salute during the 25th ID pass and review to finish off Tropic Lightning Week at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Tropic Lightning Week is a weeklong sports event to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the division.
Not Forgotten
Fri, 06 Oct 2017
"Not Forgotten" tells the story of an American widow who finds the closure she's been seeking for more than forty years when her MIA Marine husband’s identification tags and wedding ring are recovered in Vietnam.
The U.S. Marines
Thu, 05 Oct 2017
"The U.S. Marines" honors Marines ... past, present, and future ... for always valiantly answering the call no matter where throughout their proud history for our beloved America ... going beyond self for country's sake!
'Victory by Valor' During World War II
Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Two years later, the 20th Fighter Group, now known as the 20th Operations Group, moved from March Field, California, to Royal Air Force King’s Cliffe, Northamptonshire, England, to support the European war front, Aug. 26, 1943 ... during the group’s stay at King’s Cliffe, the pilots were primarily responsible for escorting medium and heavy bomber aircraft to targets in Europe.
Coast Cutter James Aids In Hurricane Maria Response
Thu, 05 Oct 2017
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James serves as a command and control platform in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The cutter's crew deployed to aid in Hurricane Maria response operations and the ship's communications capabilities are being used to help first responders coordinate efforts.
Marines Conduct Close Air Support - ITX 5-17
Thu, 05 Oct 2017
U.S. Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167, Marine Air Ground Task Force 8 (MAGTF) conduct close air support drills from a UH-1Y Huey helicopter during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-17 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.
Seven Fallen Raiders Honored
Wed, 04 Oct 2017
Marines, Sailors and family members gathered to remember and celebrate the lives of six critical skills operators and one Navy special amphibious reconnaissance corpsman from U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command during a celebration of life ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 31, 2017. The seven Raiders, from 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, and nine Marine reservists from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 452, were killed July 10, 2017 when their KC-130T Hercules transport aircraft crashed in Leflore County, Mississippi.
Hueys Perform Formation Flight
Wed, 04 Oct 2017
Three UH-1N Iroquois helicopters assigned to the U.S. Air Force 459th Airlift Squadron fly in formation during a training mission over Yokota Air Base, Japan.
Army Mentors Students, Educators In 3-D Design and Printing
Wed, 04 Oct 2017
As part of a federal program from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the Joint Science and Technology Institute is a fully-funded, residential science, technology, engineering and mathematics research program for current high school students in the United States and Department of Defense schools around the world, as well as teachers.
Memorials At The Texas Capitol
Tue, 03 Oct 2017
A proud glimpse at the Vietnam Veterans Monument and Texas Peace Officers' Memorial on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol building in the beautiful city of Austin that is nestled in the hill country of Texas with lakes and rivers around it.
WWII Red Ball Express Vet Presented Medals 72 Years Later
Tue, 03 Oct 2017
Army 'Red Ball Express' veteran Richard Bell Jr. (99) earned several medals during the World War II, to include the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and Bronze Star attachment (double). For whatever reason, however, he was never presented with the awards upon returning home in 1945 and never claimed or even mentioned them.
Sailor Carries Little Boy Rescued From Hurricane Maria
Tue, 03 Oct 2017
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Larnard carries a child off an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter in Dominica, following Hurricane Maria. Larnard is a naval aircrewman (helicopter) assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron aboard the USS Wasp.
Drill - Air Force Future Leaders
Tue, 03 Oct 2017
A look at the top drill teams in the U.S. Air Force encouraging young Americans to consider joining an Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) unit in their area. There are 120,000 cadets already participating in the 900 AFJROTC units.
First Division Museum - U.S. Army
Mon, 02 Oct 2017
A pride inducing look at the Army's First Division Museum at Cantigny including The Big Red One's roles in World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, and the war on Terrorism (Afghanistan and Iraq).
The Medicine Man
Mon, 02 Oct 2017
The senior medical officer, a medically qualified commander, is standing over you diagnosing your symptoms and calculating all possible solutions to alleviate them and get you back to health. After a few minutes, you hear a request for someone to help him. There is nothing he can do until this person arrives. Would you be surprised if it was a second class petty officer that he was asking for?
Flag Waving Celebration At Invictus Games
Mon, 02 Oct 2017
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Cpl. Jessica-Rose Hammack celebrates after receiving one of her two bronze medals during the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto. The event brings together wounded and injured veterans from 17 nations for 12 adaptive sporting events.
USS Nimitz Transits Strait of Hormuz
Mon, 02 Oct 2017
A day to sunset time-lapse look at the USS Nimitz strike group as it transits the Strait of Hormuz, which is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. While in this region, the ship and strike group are conducting maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, preserve freedom of navigation, and maintain the free flow of commerce.
Son Proudly Follows Dad's Military Footsteps
Sun, 01 Oct 2017
Jones has now kept his promise and raised his right hand, reciting his oath of enlistment, given by his father, officially making him a Soldier in the North Carolina Army National Guard during a ceremony at the Military Entrance Processing Center in Raleigh, NC.
Royal Greeting For Disabled Warrior Athlete Medalist
Sun, 01 Oct 2017
Prince Harry of Wales (United Kingdom) shakes hands with Army veteran Sgt. Stefan Leroy, while his dog, Knoxville, looks on after the 2017 Invictus Games' 50 meter backstroke swim medal ceremony that Leroy received the bronze medal. Prince Harry, who served in Afghanistan, established the games in 2014.
Talisman Saber 2017 - Expeditionary Fire Support System
Sun, 01 Oct 2017
A look at how Golf Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit utilizes the M327 Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS) to increase proficiency with indirect fire during day and nighttime operations on Townshend Island, Australia during Talisman Saber 2017.
Hospital Corpsman's Trek To Mt. Everest Base Camp
Sat, 30 Sep 2017
Hospital Corpsman First Class Logan Ortlieb from the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 – Peru trekked to the base camp of one of the tallest mountains in the world ... Mt. Everest ... Through mountains, trees, villages and more, Ortlieb and his group made a total trek over 77 miles in extreme conditions, such as high altitude, low oxygen levels, and extreme temperature changes.
Returning Coast Guardsman Holds His Son
Sat, 30 Sep 2017
A Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crewmember holds his little son at Naval Station Mayport, Florida. The Valiant crew returned to homeport after a 60-day multi-mission patrol in the Caribbean.
Spitting ... On ... Old Glory and Country!
Fri, 29 Sep 2017
While USA Patriotism! is a nonpolitical site ... as its owner and founder, I am very disappointed and annoyed ... angry too ... over the pro athletes and other American citizens exercising their "misguided" freedom of expression ... during the National Anthem with Old Glory waving live, on a stadium's viewing screen or anywhere else! Their respective reason(s) ... regardless if it's personal or collective for kneeling and/or doing something else other than to express one's respect accordingly is ... an insulting mockery of a priceless unifying symbol of national pride!
Hurricane Harvey Brief For Congressional Leaders
Fri, 29 Sep 2017
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan greets Texas Sen. John Cornyn and Texas Congressman Pete Olson before a brief on the Hurricane Harvey response led by Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston commander Capt. Kevin Oditt on September 21, 2017. The brief at Coast Guard Air Station Houston was followed by overflights of affected areas for the congressional delegation and state and local officials.
Saber Guardian 17 - Urban Operations
Fri, 29 Sep 2017
U.S. Dismounted infantry Soldiers with Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division and 3rd Mechanized Battalion, 61st Mechanized Brigade conducting joint urban operations training during Operation Saber Guardian.
National Museum of the Marine Corps Visit
Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The must see National Museum of the Marine Corps ... is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines ... past, present, and future! Walking into this remarkable ... awe inspiring "history of the Marines exhibit complex" ... with its soaring design evoking the image of the flag-raisers of Iwo Jima ... is just an appetizer ... of the pride and respect for the Marine Corps ... every visitor will experience ... during the many amazing, enjoyable hours viewing its world-class interactive exhibits using the most innovative technology with irreplaceable artifacts ... immersing you ... in the sights and sounds of Marines in action ... vividly illustrating what Marines are all about to our beloved USA ... Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful) ... to country above self!
Green Hell of Guadalcanal In WWII
Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Called “The Canal” by the men who fought there, Guadalcanal was the first Allied amphibious operation of the Pacific War and a laboratory for analyzing the latest amphibious tactics and landing craft designs. It was also the campaign where the Coast Guard forged a relationship with the Marine Corps that grew stronger over the course of the war and continues to this day. The two services fought side-by-side to defeat the enemy and a Coast Guard coxswain or beachmaster was often the last comrade a marine might see before hitting the beaches or marching into the jungle.
Strike Eagles Fire Flares Over Iraq
Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Two F-15E Strike Eagles fire flares over Iraq during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions.
Hero Of The Corps
Wed, 27 Sep 2017
In Honor of U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Dakota Meyer (Ret.) for his remarkable heroic efforts in Afghanistan on September 8, 2009 ... earning him America's greatest military recognition on September 15, 2011 ... the Medal of Honor.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park
Wed, 27 Sep 2017
A memorable, proud visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park in New Mexico ... nestled in the beautiful Moreno Valley that is bordered by the picturesque Sangre de Cristo Mountains and just a few miles from Angel Fire. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which is older than its more famous brother memorial in Washington, D.C., is close to many other great outdoor activities in the area that make for a very enjoyable extended vacation any time of the year ... after visiting this must see memorial.
Wounded Soldiers Learn Coping Skills In A Shark Tank
Wed, 27 Sep 2017
The four Soldiers who stood over the shark tank knew what creatures lurked below. But as large flashes of gray streaked across the dark water, they willingly dove in to see if what many find terrifying could actually be therapeutic.
Honoring Fallen MOH Recipient Michael Monsoor
Wed, 27 Sep 2017
U.S. Navy Chief Fire Controlman Kyle Seager, assigned to USS Michael Monsoor, walks a chief's cover through side boys before presenting it to Sally Monsoor in honor of her son, Medal of Honor recipient Special Operator 2nd Class (SEAL) Michael A. Monsoor. Michael A. Monsoor died in combat in 2006 and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. The second ship of the Zumwalt class of guided missile destroyers, USS Monsoor, was named in his honor and will serve as a multi-mission platform capable of operating as an integral part of naval, joint or combined maritime forces. The ship will be commissioned in 2019.
Saber Guardian 17 - Combined Arms Live Fire
Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Combined arms live fire exercise with U.S. soldiers and allied troops supported by aircraft, tanks, and artillery at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria during exercise Saber Guardian 17.
Student Patriots
Tue, 26 Sep 2017
"Student Patriots" ... reminds all ... that America will always be blessed with patriots from Her youngest generation ... who will take up the mantle to preserve our blessed USA ... doing what they must ... to keep her the shinning beacon of freedom!
TSgt. Kyle Wilson Earns Outstanding Airman of the Year
Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Tech. Sgt. Kyle Wilson was named one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year out of approximately 290,000 eligible enlisted total force Airmen.
Montford Point Detachment 158 Mural
Tue, 26 Sep 2017
The Montford Point Detachment 158 mural is displayed for the public during Marine Week Detroit. Marine Week Detroit is an opportunity to connect with the people of the greater Detroit area, and thank them for their support.
Mission of the AWACS
Tue, 26 Sep 2017
An insight on the vital role and advantages of the U.S. Air Force E-3 Sentry AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) aircraft ... as shown in its mission with the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve.
Give Thanks
Mon, 25 Sep 2017
"Give Thanks" is about what all Americans should be thankful for ... since our beloved country's noble birth on July 4, 1776.
Honor and Grace Characterizes CSM Terry Burton
Mon, 25 Sep 2017
As the quintessential Soldier, Burton cannot be summed up solely as a fighting man. He also identifies as a head of a household and carries out his duties with as much dedication ... His lean toward empathy is a critical tenant of Burton’s leadership style. He has learned to figuratively place himself in the position of subordinates when making decisions about them.
Wheelchair Tennis At Invictus Games
Mon, 25 Sep 2017
U.S. Army Sergeant retired Roosevelt Andersom Jr. shakes hands with the opposing Canada Team after training in the wheelchair tennis event at the 2017 Invictus Games, Toronto, Canada. Invictus Games is an international Paralympic-style, multi-sport event, created by Prince Harry of Whales.
Talisman Saber 2017 - Marines Fire Mortars
Mon, 25 Sep 2017
U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire 81-mm mortars during a combined joint live-fire exercise as part of Talisman Saber 2017 on Townshend Island, Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia. U.S. Marines with the 31st MEU and service members with the Australian Defence Forces joined the CJLFX to sharpen interoperability as part of Talisman Saber 2017.
The Greatest Generation
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
I was told to track down a World War II veteran who could add to the story ... Americans like Leo, who have seen and survived things we can’t even fathom ... live to share their stories with us ... We call them the Greatest Generation!
Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry Arrives To Honolulu
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry arrives to Honolulu, becoming the first of three 154-foot fast response cutters stationed in Hawaii. The cutter is named after Chief Petty Officer Oliver Fuller Berry, a South Carolina native and graduate of the Citadel.
Rappelling Demo At BSA National Jamboree 2017
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
The U.S. Army Special Forces demonstrated rappelling techniques at the Boy Scouts of America National (BSA) Jamboree 2017, the 19th BSA jamboree held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia during July. The Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree is a gathering of thousands of BSA members, usually held every four years and organized by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Our Heroes, America's Best
Sat, 23 Sep 2017
"Our Heroes, America's Best" honors the valiant heroes and patriots who have gone above and beyond self and call of duty on behalf of our beloved USA since Her noble birth!
Driving Future Tech Capabilities For The Warfighter
Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Exploiting the benefits of additive technology, nanomaterials and autonomous research platforms while leveraging partnerships with industry and academia, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Flexible Materials and Processing Team masterminds a future-focused material research portfolio dedicated to ensuring the Air Force has the most advanced technology for the fight.
Colors Presented At Cincinatti Reds Game
Sat, 23 Sep 2017
The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard presents the colors with airmen and recruits standing proudly behind them during pregame ceremonies at the Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH. The Cincinnati Reds baseball team sponsored the event to honor military members for their service to the country.
Arlington National Cemetery - National Shrine
Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Arlington National Cemetery has evolved from a place of necessity to a national shrine to those who have honorably served our Nation during times of war, including every military conflict in American history, and times of peace. The cemetery is the final resting place for more than 400,000 active duty service members, veterans and their families. ‘Service to country' is the common thread that binds all who are honored and remembered here. The cemetery remains active conducting between 27 and 30 funeral services each day.
Beacon of Freedom
Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Beacon of Freedom is a visual sense ... of what being an American entails ... starting with ... the efforts of American generations before ... allowing for today's Americans ... to bask in the freedoms inherited ... and keep ... Her beacon brightly lit!
USMC Veteran Michael Seely Awarded Silver Medal
Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Michael Seely was awarded the Silver Star during a ceremony at Camp Lejeune, NC for his actions on March 23, 2003, when his platoon came under enemy and friendly fire during the battle of An Nasiriyah, Iraq.
USS Dahlgren Annual Naval Technology Exercise
Fri, 22 Sep 2017
An artist's rendering of the live-fire event at the 2017 USS Dahlgren Annual Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX). The event demonstrated netted manned and unmanned system integration for surface warfare in the littorals. ANTX featured a high fidelity distributed environment to support systems development, data collection and capability solutions across warfare centers. Observers witnessed the benefits of an integrated land-based experimental test site for rapid prototyping and system of system integration efforts.
Specialized Search Dog Demonstration - ITX 5-17
Fri, 22 Sep 2017
U.S. Marine Cpl. Dakota R. Harris, military working dog handler, and his specialized search dog, Dude, both with 2D Law Enforcement Battalion, Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) 8 demonstrate military working dog capabilities during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-17 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.
Honoring The Fallen
Thu, 21 Sep 2017
In less than 2 minutes ... you will see moving scenes and hear heart grabbing words accompanied with stirring, solemn music ... realizing why ... honoring America's fallen heroes ... goes well beyond ... Memorial Day! Always Remember America's Fallen!
President Trump's Remarks To UN General Assembly
Thu, 21 Sep 2017
President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City ... about very serious threats the world faces starting with the growing dangers that to 'our values' ... underscoring the importance of global leaders coming together in the interest of all people.
Rodney Yano Earns MoH Posthumously For Saving Chopper In Vietnam War
Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Not a lot of people can maintain composure when the aircraft they are in ... starts to lose control. But that's something Medal of Honor recipient Rodney Yano did, despite being severely wounded while it was happening.
Howitzer Live-Fire At Twilight
Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Marines participate in fire support coordination training with howitzer at twilight during exercise Alligator Dagger 2017 in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
Answering The Call
Wed, 20 Sep 2017
"Answering The Call" ... underscores what Americans have always done since the birth of our beloved great USA ... safeguarding Her and our priceless freedom!
A Cry For Help
Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Sharing marshmallows and laughs around their campfire in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the group of seven Airmen had not a care in the world ... when suddenly, they were pulled out of their euphoric states when they heard a scream for help.
Soldiers Conduct Squad Attack
Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Soldiers train to perform a squad attack on an airfield from a Blackhawk UH-60 in Foley, Alabama.
Air Assault At Fort Bliss
Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Soldiers from the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division and 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry conduct an air assault and reconnaissance with weapons live fire, including mortars, and cover support from attack helicopters at McGregor Training Complex, Fort Bliss.
Veterans In Vietnam War 'Help From Above' Photo Reflect
Tue, 19 Sep 2017
In 1968 during the Vietnam War, photographer Art Greenspon took one of the conflicts most famous images. Sgt. Maj. Watson Baldwin stands with his arms outstretched in the air signaling the incoming aircraft. On the ground lays Spc. 4 Dallas Brown writhing in pain. In the far right a helmetless Soldier, Sgt. Tim Witenburg, glances back toward the camera as he carries a wounded comrade. Baldwin passed away in 2005, but in interviews conducted recently, Winteburg, Brown, and Tom Sewell, who was the Platoon leader at the time, spoke about their experiences before, during, and after the war. This was the first time that all three of the men had been interviewed.
Sunrise Flag Raising At Pentagon
Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The POW/MIA flag is raised with Old Glory at the Pentagon at sunrise.
Wright-Patterson AFB - Center of Aerospace Advancement
Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has been a leader in military aviation development from the time of airplane inventors Wilber and Orville Wright to today's aerospace age. The base covers more than 8,000 acres of land (12.5 square miles) and provides operational support for more than 100 associate units. Wright-Patt is headquarters for a vast, worldwide logistics system, a world-class laboratory research function, and is the foremost acquisition and development center in the U.S. Air Force.
Veterans
Mon, 18 Sep 2017
"Veterans" honors the dedicated men and women, who served our beloved, great USA in Her armed forces ... and ... deserve the deepest gratitude and respect for their proud, brave duty to country ... with many of their comrades paying the ultimate sacrifice ... and more becoming wounded warriors with varying life long scars including disabling ones!
High-Velocity Learning Continues At Carderock
Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division is embracing Navy leadership’s vision of strengthening its people through culture change with high-velocity learning (HVL) as the tool to identify and implement this change.
Air Force's 70th Birthday
Mon, 18 Sep 2017
The United States Air Force observes its 70 years of proudly serving as a separate military branch that it became on September 18, 1947 when President Truman signed the National Security Act establishing a new defense organization ... with the Army Air Corps becoming the U.S. Air Force ... an independent service equal to the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy.
Talisman Saber 2017 - Marines Fire Howitzer
Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Marines with Golf Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit utilize the M777A2 Lightweight 155 mm Howitzer Expeditionary increase proficiency with direct and indirect fire during day and night time operations on Townshend Island, Australia.
Family Visits Marshall Center Retracing Father's WWII Footsteps
Sun, 17 Sep 2017
It was this desire to understand her father’s life and World War II service that brought Abigail, her husband and two children to the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies for a visit.
Damaged Sailboats By Hurricane Irma
Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Agents from Coast Guard Investigative Service inspect aground sailboats and debris at the Trumbo Point Annex for Naval Air Station Key West, Florida. The boats were washed ashore during Hurricane Irma.
Saber Strike 2017 - Battlefield Interoperability
Sun, 17 Sep 2017
U.S. Army and Air Force, along with British, Estonian, French and Finnish Soldiers, took part in a demonstration of interoperability to show the effectiveness and lethality of combined arms forces on the battlefield during Saber Strike 2017.
Iraq War - Marines Conduct Route Clearance In Fallujah
Sat, 16 Sep 2017
During June 2007 ... U.S. Marines using Mine Resistance Ambush Protective vehicles (MRAPS) conduct a route clearance with scenes including mission brief, MRAPS being used on roads and Marines on patrol.
'We Can Do It!' ... The Peggy Wills Story
Sat, 16 Sep 2017
At 94 years old, she doesn’t look a day over 70 as she flexes her bicep with a smile on her face. A denim button-down shirt, bright red bandana holding back her curls and the strong, confident demeanor of a woman America recognizes instantly. She is a true Rosie the Riveter.
Hurricane Irma's Destructive Damage of Mobile Homes
Sat, 16 Sep 2017
A pararescueman from the U.S. Air Force 48th Rescue Squadron observes Hurricane Irma's destructive damage of mobile homes from an HH-60G Pave Hawk in the skies over South Florida.
Uncommon Valor Was A Common Virtue In WWII
Fri, 15 Sep 2017
As he opened his protesting eyes, the unfamiliar surroundings slowly cleared into focus. The room was cold ... Ignoring the blinding pain in his shoulder ... it dawned on him that blankets were covering lifeless bodies on the cots ... Realizing the place he came to rest was a morgue.
Hurricane Irma's Impact On Key West
Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 3rd Class Austin Rivera assigned to the Dragon Whales of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, surveys damage to Key West, Florida caused by Hurricane Irma.
Talisman Saber 2017 - USS Ronald Reagan Flight Ops
Fri, 15 Sep 2017
The U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) off the Queensland, Australia coast, near Townsville conducts flight operations involved with Exercise Talisman Saber 2017, a biennial exercise designed to improve the interoperability between Australian and U.S. forces.
Flight Deck Choreographers
Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Flight deck operations on an aircraft carrier have been compared to a ballet. Anyone who is afforded the opportunity to observe flight deck operations on an aircraft carrier will instantly notice the assortment of colors worn by the personnel to specify their job. After watching how the flight deck operates for a while, it is clear, one jersey color is in charge of the big dance; yellow.
Marines Remove Debris Caused By Hurricane Irma
Thu, 14 Sep 2017
U.S. Marines with the Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), shovel debris caused by Hurricane Irma in Key West, Florida in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Saber Strike 2017 - 50 Cal Machine Gun Firing
Thu, 14 Sep 2017
U.S. Soldiers conduct 50 caliber machine gun weapons firing on Stryker Vehicles near the Bemowo Piskie Training Area in Poland during Saber Strike 17.
A Childhood Ambition Come True
Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Some will greet you joyfully, others will cower and try to hide. Scratches and bites that draw blood are an accepted hazard. You do your best to keep them calm, holding them to ease their fears. On the other hand, this embrace might result in some friendly licks to the face ... For veterinarians such as Army. Capt. Janet Johnston, this can be a typical day of work. It is also more than a job, is a way for her to serve her country in a way many do not realize exist, in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps.
Florida NG's CERF-P Performs Rescue After Hurricane Irma
Wed, 13 Sep 2017
A team with the Florida National Guard’s Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Emergency Response Force-Package checks in on civilians they encounter while searching vessels in Boot Key Harbor left stranded by Hurricane Irma.
Transforming Human Spaceflight
Wed, 13 Sep 2017
NASA's Commercial Crew Program is a partnership to develop and fly human space transportation systems. The goal is to facilitate the development of U.S. commercial crew space transportation systems to provide safe, reliable, cost-effective access to and from the station and low-Earth orbit from America.
President Trump's Remarks At 2017 Pentagon 9/11 Ceremony
Tue, 12 Sep 2017
September 11, 2017 - President Donald J. Trump addresses the attendees and the nation during the remembrance ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial on the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that incurred on September 11, 2001 when hijacked airliners were flown into the Pentagon and Word Trade Center Towers along with another hijacked airliner crashing into a Pennsylvania field after heroic efforts by passengers prevented it being crashed into its intended target. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford hosted the event with President Trump.
Orbital Airmen
Tue, 12 Sep 2017
On the rare instances when Col. Tyler N. “Nick” Hague returns from a day at the office and walks through the door of his own home, the oldest of his two boys occasionally asks, "Daddy, were you in space today?"
President Trump Lays 9/11 Remembrance Wreath
Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The First Lady, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, troops, and other attendees watch President Donald Trump lay a wreath of remembrance during the 9/11 Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia on September 11, 2017. The terrorist's attack of a hijacked airliner being flown into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 killed 184 people.
Army University - Winning In A Complex World
Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The Army University will align, synchronize and bring better unity of effort across the more than 70 separate schools and 100 additional institutions. It is the most significant transformation of the Army school system since the end of WWI. Army University aligns the commissioned officer, warrant officer, non-commissioned officer and civilian education programs under a single academic governance structure.
National Will
Mon, 11 Sep 2017
National Will ... underscores ... why our great beloved America came to be and remains so today ... even under the most difficult times including when there is political discourse ... as what we all hold dear living in the USA is paramount and requires the will as a unified nation to do so ... and none more so than preserving Her for the youngest ones among us ... so they can do the same ... for the next generation!
The Search To Bring Home Our Fallen
Mon, 11 Sep 2017
When U.S. service members die, one of the more common places people relate it to is the Arlington Cemetery. What people may not think about is... What happens to those who die during a conflict and are unable to return home?
Patriot Day ... 16th Anniversary of Terrorist Attacks On September 11, 2001
Mon, 11 Sep 2017
President Donald J. Trump proclaims September 11, 2017 ... Patriot Day ... the 16th Anniversary of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001.
Talisman Saber 2017 - Beach Assault
Mon, 11 Sep 2017
U.S. Marines and fellow troops from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit along with Australian forces land on Freshwater beach in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area with during exercise Talisman Saber 2017. Once the beach is secured by the pre-landing force, follow up marines land in assault amphibious vehicles, landing craft utilities, V-22 Ospreys and landing craft air cushion hovercraft ... and conduct live fire activities ... followed by an aerial view of the beach assault.
Board Games Offer Unique Teaching Methods For Military Medical Students
Sun, 10 Sep 2017
Students at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences are learning the challenges of treating those in harm’s way through rolls of the dice.
Cripple Creek Salute To American Veteran's Rally and Festival
Sun, 10 Sep 2017
Soldiers from the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), participate in the 25th Annual Cripple Creek Salute to American Veteran's Rally and Festival. Cripple Creek, nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado at an elevation of 9,494 feet, is 44 miles southwest of Colorado Springs.
Saber Strike 2017 - Detonating Charges
Sun, 10 Sep 2017
U.S. combat engineers and Special Forces soldiers prepare and detonate C-4 and grapeshot charges during a demolition range at the Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Bemowo Piskie, in Poland during Saber Strike 2017.
Forged In War
Sat, 09 Sep 2017
From their beginning during WWII, the Nomads have been an elite fighting force. As the unit developed, they engraved their legacy in Air Force history.
Tall Ship Eagle Labor Day Visit
Sat, 09 Sep 2017
The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle moors in Alexandria, Virginia on Labor Day for the 75th Anniversary of the battle of Guadalcanal, as a crowd waits to visit the tall ship.
Iraq War - Mechanized Infantry Patrol In Tikrit
Sat, 09 Sep 2017
During March 2007 ... Soldiers conduct a presence patrol in Tikrit, Iraq aided by tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles as they maneuver through the dangerous streets and adjacent areas looking for insurgents.
Coast Guard's "Queen of the Fleet"
Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Coast Guard Cutter Campbell, commissioned in 1936, is considered the "Queen of the Fleet" as the longest-lived and most famous of the 327-foot Secretary class cutters with a proud 46 year service history that includes brave convey escort through waters infested with Nazi submarines during World War II.
F-22 Raptors Four-Ship Formation
Fri, 08 Sep 2017
A four-ship formation of F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron and 1st Fighter Wing fly in formation over the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. The aircraft were in transit back to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. after participating in Red Flag 17-4.
Air Force Weather Ops
Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Every moment of every day, weather operations personnel watch for threats to the Air Force mission. The intel they gather plays a critical role in mission planning and success. Always ready, they provide our pilots and mission planners with a tactical advantage over our enemies in any environment.
Mary Walker - Only Female Medal of Honor Recipient
Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Dr. Mary Walker helped change the face of medicine during the Civil War as a War Department surgeon that was the equivalent of a lieutenant or captain. In November 1865, Walker was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Andrew Johnson, even though she was a civilian who had never been a commissioned officer in military service.
'Taps' On USS Missouri Memorial
Thu, 07 Sep 2017
A sailor with the U.S. Pacific Fleet Band plays "Taps" during a ceremony commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War II aboard the USS Battleship Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic
Thu, 07 Sep 2017
An overview of the modern day training that takes place at Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic (EWTGLANT) and how this vital training asset supports the Marine Corps mission.
Patch Trading - Strengthening Relationships and Inspiring Scouts
Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Since medieval times, men have adorned cloth on their arms to denote allegiance to a person, group or organization. These symbols are often a great source of pride for those who bear them. The same goes for Boy Scouts of America members and service members in the United States military. To share one’s patch with another, even if within a similar organization, is a tradition and sign of respect to another.
Marines Clear Room During MOUT
Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, clear a room during Military Operations in Urbanized Terrain (MOUT) training at Andersen South Air Force Base, Guam. Marines with BLT 3/5 train regularly in different environments to maintain their readiness as the Ground Combat Element of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Saber Strike 2017 - Recon and Fire Support
Wed, 06 Sep 2017
U.S. and British forces conduct a recon patrol and then put mortar and artillery rounds down range during a Fire Support Coordination Exercise in Poland as part of Saber Strike 2017.
One Nation Under God
Tue, 05 Sep 2017
One Nation Under God" is a reminder to all Americans about how blessed our beloved USA has been from the first steps upon her Atlantic shore by the Pilgrims ... overcoming Her bloody tragic Civil War ... becoming the most powerful country in the world ... with beauty from coast to coast ... abundant natural resources ... and remaining the beacon of freedom that continues to attract immigrants wanting to pledge allegiance to Old Glory and strive to achieve their American dream.
Paw Patrol - A Brock From The Norm
Tue, 05 Sep 2017
On a recent assignment to Germany, Military Working Dog Brock was part of the security detail for the president of the United States’ visit to the G20 Summit in Hamburg, where he worked hand-in-hand ... or rather, paw-in-paw ... with the Secret Service dog teams.
Aerial Search For Hurricane Harvey Survivors
Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Staff Sgt. Joseph Baker, LUH72 Lakota crew chief, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Texas Army National Guard, scours miles of Hurricane Harvey flooded areas for survivors north of Beaumont, Texas.
Memphis Belle B-17 - World War II
Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Between 1942 and 1945 William Wyler volunteered to serve as a Major in the United States Army Air Forces and directed the documentary, "The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress" in 1944 about a Boeing B-17 and its U.S. Army Air Force crew ... Here are scenes of the Memphis Belle and her crew during World War II that are public domain and provided by the National Archives along with its present day restoration efforts by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
Highway of Heroes
Mon, 04 Sep 2017
The American version of The Trews' song, Highway of Heroes, and its video featuring Kid Rock movingly express a heartfelt tribute to America's fallen troops!
Army Networks Must Be As Intuitive As Smartphones
Mon, 04 Sep 2017
When consumers purchase smartphones, they don't come with bulky instruction manuals, said Lt. Gen. Paul A. Ostrowski. They are intuitive. He said Army networks still have a ways to go before they are as easy to use.
Border Patrol Agents Evacuate Flooded Houston Residents
Mon, 04 Sep 2017
U.S. Border Patrol riverine agents evacuate residents from a flooded neighborhood of Houston, Texas after Hurricane Harvey.
Marine Corps Weapons and Field Training At Edson Range
Mon, 04 Sep 2017
The Marines of Weapons and Field Training Battalion on Edson Range, Camp Pendleton, Calif., are responsible for training recruits in rifle marksmanship and designated Marine Corps Common Skills. The personnel and instructors are an integral part of the transformation from recruit to basically trained Marine.
U.S. Army Partners With Community School Program
Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Young adults from the Ready 2 Work program visited Joint Base Langley-Eustis to learn about U.S. Army career opportunities. Ready 2 Work teaches students how to write resumes, conduct job interviews and research about career opportunities available to them.
Hurricane Harvey Victims Being Flown To Dallas
Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Hurricane Harvey victims ride a 920th Rescue Wing HC-130N bound for Dallas, Texas from Beaumont, Texas. Roughly 90 Airmen with the 920th RQW deployed to Texas along with three HH-60 Pave Hawks and two HC-130N Kings in support of Air Force Northern’s search and rescue mission for FEMA disaster relief efforts.
Chemical and Biological Defense
Sun, 03 Sep 2017
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) partner together to bring the latest technology from the research laboratory to the warfighter and nation.
Recruiting Veterans For A Second Time
Sat, 02 Sep 2017
A little more than a year had passed since Greg Adams separated from naval service and now he missed what it represented and what it could provide for his family. So he enlisted, again. And today he helps others follow the same path.
Inflatable Dive Boats For Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Sailors attached to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1, secure 19-foot inflatable dive boats in preparation for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The preparations ensure UCT 1 is ready to respond to any requests to bolster Northern Command's support of FEMA's assistance to federal, state and local authorities' ongoing relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Iraq War - Weapons Search In Mahmudiyah
Sat, 02 Sep 2017
During March 2007 ... U.S. Army soldiers conduct search operations in Mahmudiyah, Iraq for weapon caches with support of Apache helicopters including the bombing of a building where an insurgent sniper is located.
For Honor Sake!
Fri, 01 Sep 2017
As he sat at the funeral, he watched intently as uniformed robots walked by his grandfather’s casket. Focused on their crisp, mechanical movements he stared curiously as the Airmen paid their respects. Not knowing how to feel, he found himself overcome with a sense of purpose.
Hurricane Harvey Search and Rescue Ops
Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Marine Forces Reserve and joint integrated agencies conduct search and rescue operations in order to evacuate civilians from their homes and life-threatening conditions in Beaumont, Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Saber Strike 2017 - Fire Missions and Maneuvers
Fri, 01 Sep 2017
U.S. and British forces conduct military maneuvers and fire missions, including artillery, at the Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Bemowo Piskie, in Poland during Saber Strike 2017 ... a U.S. Army Europe-led multinational combined forces exercise conducted annually to enhance the NATO alliance throughout the Baltic region and Poland.
Command and Control - Key To Winning Wars
Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Command and control is vital in modern warfare, and the U.S. Air Force maintains entire units dedicated to coordinating every aspect of air operations. During RED FLAG 17-3, the U.S. Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise, there are numerous layers involved in fighting a complex air war. Command and control Airmen ensure the various layers synchronize at the timing and tempo needed for successful operations.
Soldier and First Responder's Hurricane Harvey Rescue Efforts
Thu, 31 Aug 2017
A Soldier with the Texas Army National Guard, left, works with a local first responder to rescue those stranded by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas.
Deployable Ship Integration Multitouch System
Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) TechSoultions-sponsored Deployable Ship Integration Multitouch System (DSIMS) located in the Carrier Analysis Lab at Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, is a mobile software package that features a digital, touchscreen image of a ship's flight deck or hangar bay and enables aircraft handlers using a laptop or LCD screen to adjust various configurations from anywhere on the ship, plan operations before deployment and share that information with other DSIMS users.
U.S. Forces Honored On Bastille Day In Paris
Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The U.S. led the way down the Avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris, France for the Military Parade on Bastille Day as the country of honor in commemoration of the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I.
Coast Guard Rescues Mother and Her Baby
Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The Coast Guard responds to search and rescue requests in response to Hurricane Harvey in the greater Houston Metro Area, including rescuing this mother and her baby.
Enhanced FTG-15 ICBM Flight Test
Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force 30th Space Wing, the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense and U.S. Northern Command successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target during a test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the nation's ballistic missile defense system. A ground-based interceptor was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and its exo-atmospheric kill vehicle intercepted and destroyed the target in a direct collision.
Noise and Deafening Silence
Tue, 29 Aug 2017
For those who have never been in the service, imagining living aboard what could only be describe as a floating metal city for months on end may prove difficult. But as the naval carrier USS Carl Vinson sits in the background dwarfing everyone who passes by, one member of its crew recalls exactly what it was like to step aboard where she would call home for five months and the difficulties of adjusting to life at sea.
Thunderbird Security
Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Air Force Senior Airman Tanya Pritchett provides sunrise security near an F-16 aircraft assigned to the Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s flight demonstration squadron, on the flight line of the Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, New Jersey.
United Accord 2017 FTX
Tue, 29 Aug 2017
U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee" and Ghanaian military work together during the field training exercise (FTX) associated with the overall exercise, United Accord 2017.
Love and Pride of USA
Mon, 28 Aug 2017
"Love and Pride of USA" reminds all Americans about the wondrous reasons why we should never take our freedoms and rights for granted that we enjoy in our beloved USA ... and the responsibilities to safeguard them as every generation has done since our great nation's birth. And just imagine there not being a ... United States of America ... and able to say... "I am an American!"
Veteran Air Force Pilot's Silent Struggle
Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Veteran Air Force Pilot Rob Scoggins credits the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) adaptive sports program with encouraging him to reclaim a social attitude by teaching him healthy way to feel again. While he once felt numb to emotions, sports forced him into situations covering an emotional gamut, but in a positive environment.
21-Gun Salute On USS Kearsarge
Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Kendall Trichel and fellow sailors fire their rifles during a 21-gun salute at a burial-at-sea ceremony aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).
Marines Conduct Urban Assault - ITX 3-17
Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, conduct an urban assault exercise part of the Urban Warfare Package at Range 200 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California. The Urban Warfare Package, included in Integrated Training Exercise 3-17, is a platoon level to battalion size evolution where Marines practice urban patrolling, leading up to a Marine Air Ground Task Force assault on an enemy held town.
Indiana Guardsman Balances Firefighting, Military Service
Sun, 27 Aug 2017
At Fire Station 15 on Prospect Street, just east of Fountain Square in Indianapolis is a man who, for almost 30 years, has dedicated his life to serving his community and country ... spending 29 years in the Indiana National Guard and 19 years as an Indianapolis firefighter.
Marine Fires Mortar
Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Marine Corps Sgt. Dave Simpson fires an M327 mortar during a live-fire training event at Camp Lejeune, NC.
USS Gerald R. Ford - Drydock To Delivery
Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during construction leading up to delivery to the U.S. Navy. Ford was formally accepted by the Navy on May 31, 2017 ... marking a major milestone for the first-in-class carrier.
Marine Corps' Next-Generation Virtual Marksmanship Trainer
Sat, 26 Aug 2017
The Marine Corps’ next-generation marksmanship trainer is headed to the fleet. The Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer III adds three new weapons, 3-D imagery, and enhanced training modes, giving Marines a better, more realistic training experience as they prepare for the complexities of modern warfare.
Soldiers Protect Simulated Casualty
Sat, 26 Aug 2017
U.S. Army 1st Lts. Jean Domguia, left, and Maclean Lalor protect a simulated casualty before loading on a UH-60 Black Hawk during the European Best Warrior Competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany.
Iraq War - Soldiers Come Under Fire In Baqubah
Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Soldiers going on a joint patrol with their Iraqi Army counter-parts come under small-arms and sniper fire in the process of clearing houses. The soldiers engage the enemy and with two soldiers being wounded during the fire fight and being evacuated by a Bradley vehicle.
Fallen Officers Motorcycle Ride 2017
Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Military, Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement Officers came together at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station in Colorado Springs, Colorado to remember fallen police officers around the world.
Sailor Honors Fallen Comrades With Warrior Games' Gold Medal Wins
Fri, 25 Aug 2017
After joining the Navy 20 years ago and attending basic training at nearby Naval Station Great Lakes, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Ramesh Haytasingh is proud to end his military career competing in the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games.
Air Search For Missing Aviators
Fri, 25 Aug 2017
An aircrewman aboard a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Barbers Point scans the waters off Oahu for any sign of five missing aviators from an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The aviators went missing the night of August 15 during a training evolution.
We The People
Thu, 24 Aug 2017
"We The People" reminds all Americans of the priceless freedom and rights they share as citizens in this beloved great country that remains so today ... because of the blood, treasure, and other noble patriotic efforts by so many since the signing of the Declaration of Independence ... and ... through their individual and collective efforts under the preamble of majority rule!
Sgt. William Carney - First African American Medal of Honor Recipient
Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Of the 3,499 service members who have received the Medal of Honor throughout U.S. history, only 88 have been black ... with the first being Army Sgt. William H. Carney, who earned the honor for protecting one of the United States’ greatest symbols during the Civil War ... the American flag.
'Totality' of Sun's Elcipse
Thu, 24 Aug 2017
The moon passes the sun during a total eclipse (Totality) off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina as viewed from a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Chinook.
11th MEU Western Pacific Deployment 16-2
Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Marine Air-Ground Task Force footage of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Western Pacific Deployment 16-2 to the U.S. Pacific and Central Commands' areas of operations, to include: Hawaii, Guam, Malaysia, Djibouti, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, and while at sea.
I’ll Take America by Jan Pearce
Wed, 23 Aug 2017
We have our faults and failings; Our mistakes are quite a few... You see, we are the doers - Defending those with lesser fights...
Marine Corps' First Information Group For Modern Battlefield
Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The Marine Corps took a major step in modernizing its warfighting capabilities with the designation of its first ever Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group at Camp Pendleton, California.
Water Rescue Operations Training
Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Air Force pararescuemen from the 38th Rescue Squadron climb a ladder into an HH-60G Pave Hawk near Dog Island, FL. Airmen from the 23d Wing and 325th Fighter Wing conducted daytime water rescue operations training in conjunction with exercise Stealth Guardian, which is designed to test aircrews with real-world exercise scenarios similar to a deployed or contingency environment.
Arctic Challenge 2017
Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Arctic Challenge Exercise 2017 is a multinational training exercise to strengthen partnerships with other armed forces in the region. The purpose of the exercise is to practice mobilizing; evaluate aircraft, personnel and weapons capabilities; and train in multinational operations.
President Trump Remarks On Afghanistan and South Asia Strategy
Tue, 22 Aug 2017
President Donald J. Trump addresses the nation on the path forward for America's engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia from Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia.
9/11 Inspires Warrior Games Athlete To Serve
Tue, 22 Aug 2017
As the twin towers fell to a terrorist attack on 9/11, a 10th-grader knew he wanted to do something about it. His family has those who serve, or have served, in the Marines, Army, Navy and Air Force, but Marine Corps Staff Sgt. James Dunaway said watching the towers fall motivated him to join the Marines ... Dunaway recommends events like the Warrior Games or any adaptive sports to anyone who may be wounded, ill or injured.
Navy Ceremonial Guard Drill Team Performss
Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard Drill Team perform at the Montana Fair during Navy Week Montana. Navy Week programs serve as the principal outreach effort into areas of the country without a significant Navy presence.
Lethal Resolve With Live-Fire
Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Soldiers from the U.S. Army 2-12 Infantry, from Fort Carson Colorado, recently conducted an exercise involving live ammunition ... showing lethal resolve ... at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. The exercise included medical evacuation training, as well as tactical movements, with mortar fire and multiple crew served weapons.
Warfare Tactics Instructors Bring The Sword Back To The Sea
Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Their miles of intricate pipes and wires work as circulatory and nervous systems, all of which are controlled by the ship’s brain – better known as the combat information center ... Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center's answer to increasing the surface community’s tactical proficiency is to train a new brand of surface warfare officer (SWO) called warfare tactics instructors (WTI) – pronounced 'witties'.
Marines Launch Wire-Guided Missile
Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Marines fire a tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided missile at simulated hostile vehicle positions during Large scale Exercise-17 at Twentynine Palms, California.
USS Carl Vinson and USS Ronald Reagan Strike Groups In Formation
Mon, 21 Aug 2017
The Carl Vinson strike group, including USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) and guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), operates with the Ronald Reagan strike group including, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67), guided-missile destroyers USS Barry (DDG 52), USS McCampbell (DDG 85), USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), and USS Mustin (DDG 89) and the Japanese Ships (JS) Hyuga (DDH 181) and JS Ashigara (DDG 178).
Vice President Pence Addresses 2017 Graduating USNA Cadets
Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Vice President Mike Pence, whose son is a pilot in the Marine Corps, delivers the 2017 commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Graduating cadets became officers in the Navy, Marines, and Air Force.
No Holding Back This Warrior Athlete
Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Words such as "can't" or "no" seemingly do not apply to 2017 DoD Warrior Games athlete Christy Gardner. After suffering a spinal-cord injury in 2006 that left her paralyzed, and subsequently having both legs amputated, she is competing in her first Warrior Games and apparently nothing is holding her back.
Children Happily Greet Returning Daddy
Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Arizona Army National Guard Staff Sgt. David McKane's four children happily greet him upon his return from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel. Staff Sgt. David McKane is with the 159th Finance Management Support Detachment.
RED FLAG-Alaska Affords Airmen Experience Of A Lifetime
Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Approximately 1,500 personnel and more than 100 aircraft from the United States, Japan, Republic of Korea, Denmark, Thailand and other nations participated in more than 300 flight hours of challenging training during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2.
Day of the Jakal
Sat, 19 Aug 2017
U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando IIs from the 17th Special Operations Squadron line up in a five-aircraft formation during a mass launch training mission off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. This is the third iteration of the annual training, which is referred to as 'The Day of the Jakal'. It entailed a series of airdrops at Ie Shima Range, Okinawa, to hone in low-altitude maneuvers and supply-delivery capabilities.
Iraq War - Soldiers Patrol Ramadi With Tanks
Sat, 19 Aug 2017
During February 2007 ... U.S. Soldiers and Iraqi forces perform a presence patrol with tanks in Ramadi, Iraq including scenes patrolling streets, detaining suspected insurgents, and inspecting abandon buildings.
Marine Credits Family For Recovery, Wins At Warrior Games
Fri, 18 Aug 2017
On July 6, 2011, while on a foot patrol in Kajaki, a village in southern Afghanistan, Marine Corps Sgt. Mike Nicholson was hit with a 40-pound roadside bomb. The blast took off his right leg at the hip, his left leg through the knee and his left arm below the elbow. He suffered a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress. But here at the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games, the medically retired former artilleryman of five years, doesn’t focus on the 33 surgeries he underwent, but on his recovery.
Blue Angels Perform Above Old Glory
Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in formation over Lake Washington while performing at an airshow during Seattle's 68th annual Seafair Fleet Week.
Marine Corps Officer Opportunities
Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Opportunities for college students and graduates becoming a Marine Corps Officer by going through a Marine Corps Mini-OCS ... that is an alternative approach to a college ROTC program or attending the U.S. Naval Academy.
Healing An Invisible Wound, Regaining Normalcy
Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Since its introduction in 2010, the Warrior Games have given the nation an opportunity to glimpse into the resilient spirits of wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from all branches of the military.
Marine Sgt. Joseph Murray's Funeral
Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Sergeant Maj. Matthew R. Hackett, command sergeant major, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., shakes hands with family members of Marine Sgt. Joseph J. Murray during a funeral for Murray at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Murray, 26, was one of the 15 Marines and one Navy sailor who perished when their KC130-T Hercules crashed in Mississippi on July 10, 2017. Murray was a Critical Skills Operator with the 2nd Raider Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command.
Atlantic Trident 2017
Thu, 17 Aug 2017
U.S. Air Force Airmen partner with the Royal Air Force and the French Air Force for a second trilateral exercise at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Atlantic Trident 2017, hosted by the 1st Fighter Wing, focuses on air operations in a highly contested operational environment through a variety of complex, simulated adversary scenarios.
Vigilant ... 10 Coast Guard Vessels, 1 Name
Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) was commissioned in 1964, which means it has served this nation well over 50 years. During those many years, the cutter and its crews have performed the missions of maritime law enforcement, search and rescue, homeland security, national defense and international engagement ... Vigilant has the unique distinction of being the 10th vessel in service history to bear the name.
Soldiers Fire Mortar
Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Mortar men with 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, conduct live fire exercise during Network Integration Evaluation 17.2.
Airborne Review - All American Week 100
Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Paratroopers from the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division take part in the Airborne Review on Sicily Drop Zone at Fort Bragg, North Carolina as part of All American Week 100 ... which is an opportunity for Paratroopers, past and present, to celebrate being members of the American Guard of Honor.
Carderock Sub Races Draw Worldwide Teams, Promote STEM
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Students of engineering from universities and organizations across the country and abroad converged at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Maryland, for the 14th biennial International Submarine Races.
America's Tall Ship Arrives In NYC
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle (America's Tall Ship) arrives in New York City. The summer 2017 deployment spans five months and 14 ports, including multiple ports along the Eastern Seaboard, Canada, and Bermuda.
Navy Divers At NY Aquarium - FWNY 2017
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Navy Divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 interact with visitors during a dive at the New York Aquarium as a part of Fleet Week New York 2017 ... a time-honored celebration of the sea services that has been held nearly every year since 1984. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today's maritime services.
Bias For Action ... Marines Save Lives
Mon, 14 Aug 2017
Marines are taught from the first day of boot camp to take care of the Marine to the left and right in combat. But less often is the same attitude stressed as just as important while in garrison.
President Trump Shakes Hands With Boy Scout
Mon, 14 Aug 2017
President Donald J. Trump shakes hands with a boy scout at the Raleigh County Memorial Airport near Beckley, WV before departing to the Boy Scouts of America’s 2017 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.
Marine Corps Recruits Conquer Combat Endurance Course
Mon, 14 Aug 2017
U.S. Marine Corps Recruits with Oscar Company, 4th Battalion and Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, complete the Combat Endurance Course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. The Combat Endurance Course tests the recruits ability to work as a team and helps prepare them for situations they could face in combat.
Life Lived
Sun, 13 Aug 2017
Many adult Americans should relate to part or all of "Life Lived" ... relative to your age ... with special meaning to those who have shared their lives with a loving spouse and being blessed with children ... even more so for those who are grandparents too ... with each one's life lived ... in our beloved United States of America!
Strasser Brothers Give New Meaning To Brothers-in-Arms
Sun, 13 Aug 2017
Sons of a first sergeant, the Strasser brothers learned what military life was about long before they raised their right hands. For Matthew and Jeremy Strasser of the 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa Army National Guard, military service is a family affair.
Fire Pit Training
Sun, 13 Aug 2017
U.S. Air Force firefighters with the 944th Civil Engineer Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz., 445th Civil Engineer Squadron, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, 932nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., and the 910th Civil Engineer Squadron, Youngstown, Ohio, conduct fire pit training during exercise Patriot Warrior at Sparta/Fort McCoy Airport, Wisconsin.
Fugitive Operations Targeted Enforcement Action - LA
Sun, 13 Aug 2017
A convicted rapist and a previously deported cocaine trafficker are among those arrested in the greater Los Angeles, California area by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Fugitive Operations officers during a five-day expanded enforcement operation targeting at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives.
Saber Strike 17 ... 7 Nations, 4 Branches, 1 Mission
Sat, 12 Aug 2017
As the sun begins to set on the Lithuanian countryside, the final touches are put on the camouflage netting designed to break the silhouette and conceal the position of the Tactical Action Center, or TAC, of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division during Saber Strike '17, a multinational exercise.
Super Hornet Flies Over USS Gerald R. Ford
Sat, 12 Aug 2017
A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet flies over the USS Gerald R. Ford as the aircraft carrier conducts test and evaluation operations in the Atlantic Ocean.
Iraq War - Search and Seizure Ops In Baghdad
Sat, 12 Aug 2017
During January 2007 ... U.S. and Iraqi Soldiers conduct a search and seizure operation. Scenes include Soldiers patrolling streets and taking inventory of a confiscated cache.

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