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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.
Marines Arm A Venom
Fri, 06 Apr 2018
Marines arm a UH-1Y Venom helicopter during a weapons and tactics instructor course at the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range in California.
COBRA DANE Radar: Protecting The U.S. From Abroad
Fri, 06 Apr 2018
The COBRA DANE radar, a single faced ground-based, phased-array radar at Eareckson Air Station, Alaska, is a large and powerful radar located on the island of Shemya, in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands, that can detect objects up to 2,000 miles away.
Army Best Medic 2016 Competition - Body Drag
Fri, 06 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 access a casualty and get the injured soldier to the top floor of a building for an awaiting MEDAVAC flight. Teams with the fastest time win.
Abrams Tanks Fires Main Gun
Thu, 05 Apr 2018
U.S. Army troopers with Delta Tank Company, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, fire their main gun round at a target during unit gunnery, at Fort Stewart, GA. This gunnery marked the first time 2nd ABCT Troopers fired their newly received M1A1-SA Abrams Tanks since the brigade converted from a light to an armored brigade combat team.
Reserve Marines Test Their Limits In Exercise Nordic Frost 18
Thu, 05 Apr 2018
In the mountainous terrain of northern Vermont, where temperatures drop below freezing and the snow covers the landscape, Marines were pushed to their limits as they battled against the extreme winter weather.
Marine Air-Ground Task Force Mission
Thu, 05 Apr 2018
A break down of all of the elements of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF). The MAGTF is comprised of four deployable elements, the Command Element, Ground Combat Element, Aviation Combat Element and the Logistics Combat Element.
Goodbye Coast Guard Cutter Sherman
Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Coast Guard Cutter Sherman crewmembers lay ashore during the Sherman’s decommissioning ceremony in Honolulu. The Sherman was the last remaining active Coast Guard war ship to have sunk an enemy ship in combat when its crew sank a North Vietnamese naval trawler during the Vietnam War by firing eight rounds from its 5” gun in 30 seconds.
Missile Guided Musician
Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Music can mean different things to different people, but to Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Charles Hendrickson, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), music is a chance to inspire people and a motivator for accomplishing goals and dreams in life.
Bataan Amphibious Ready Group 2017 Deployment
Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Highlights of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group's 2017 deployment through August. The ready group consists of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
F-16 Mission Flight Over Afghanistan
Tue, 03 Apr 2018
U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Fighter Wing, takes off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
Inside Corporal’s Course
Tue, 03 Apr 2018
“I am the backbone of the United States Marine Corps. I am the Marine non-commissioned officer,” corporals and a select few lance corporals stand proud as they begin to recite the non-commissioned officers creed during their Corporal’s Course graduation ceremony aboard amphibious assault ship USS America.
Bagram Airfield Conducts Base Defense & Mascal Exercise
Tue, 03 Apr 2018
Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan conducted a base defense and mass casualty exercise during January 2018 ... testing the response of... (1) base security and Craig Joint Theater Hospital personnel; and, (2) agencies to multiple injury types in a fast-paced/intensive environment with various nationalities and language barriers.
Burial At Sea Honors
Mon, 02 Apr 2018
Sailor renders honors after committing cremains to the sea during a burial-at-sea ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush.
SSgt. Christopher Lewis Awarded Silver Star For Mosul Heroics
Mon, 02 Apr 2018
Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Lewis, a combat controller with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, was awarded the Silver Star Medal during a ceremony hosted by Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command for his actions during the Mosul offensive in 2016.
Army Sniper School
Mon, 02 Apr 2018
Soldiers participate in the U.S. Army's Sniper School at Fort Benning, Georgia during August and September in 2017. The soldiers training involves ... familiarizing themselves with their rifles; learning how to add vegetation to their Ghillie Suits to achieve maximum concealment; getting wet and dirty as they prep their Ghillie Suits; and, learning how to stalk through the forest.
VMGR-352 Ceremonial Anniversary Formation Flight
Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Three KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conduct a ceremonial formation flight for the VMGR-352 75th anniversary at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California.
"Checkmate" To PTSD
Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Going to war on a battlefield could be compared to a game of chess. Strategic moves are needed to advance and conquer. Staff Sgt. Patrick Barrington was no pawn in this chess game called life.
2nd Recon Marines Train For Deployment
Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Marines with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division honed their skills during pre-deployment training at Fort Stewart, Georgia during November-December 2017. The training included reconnaissance and surveillance missions and limited scale raids, as well as marksmanship ranges and live-fire and maneuver exercises.
Honoring Hulk - Army Bomb-Sniffing Dog
Sat, 31 Mar 2018
The custom agents with the 236th Military Police Company, Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade pose with Hulk, a bomb detection dog with the American K-9 Detection Services, at the Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan customs office.
Following The Paper Trail To Identify Threats
Sat, 31 Mar 2018
It may sound fictitious, but researchers for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Chemical and Biological Technologies Department are using paper and glass to improve chemical and biological agent detection capabilities for our nation’s warfighters.
Advanced Naval Technology Exercise 2017
Sat, 31 Mar 2018
Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) is conducted annually in order to test new technology with an assortment of academic, industry and navy participants. The 2017 event involved a series of live exercises that primarily focused on intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), mine warfare (MIW) and mine countermeasures (MCM). More than 700 personnel participated in the event, which also featured 11 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), nine unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), 28 unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and two unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs).
Canine Explosive Detection Fom Above
Fri, 30 Mar 2018
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Cory Sumner and his canine partner Feco, assigned to the Maritime Safety and Security Team 91105 based in Alameda, Calif., conduct a vertical delivery and hoisting exercise with an Air Station San Francisco aircrew aboard a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter during a Canine Explosive Detection program demonstration on Coast Guard Island in Alameda.
STARBASE Rolling With Robots For Cheyenne Youth
Fri, 30 Mar 2018
Cheyenne fifth-graders are a lucky bunch, especially if they have an affinity for technology, science and robots. As part of the National Guard-sponsored STARBASE Academy, fifth-graders are introduced to robotics along with other science, technology, engineering and math subjects and activities. Some of them have gone on to join robotics teams and to compete with their creations through their high school years. They are introduced to robotics via LEGO FV3 machines at STARBASE. The students, who spend four days at the academy, learn to build and program the entry-level robots as part of the curriculum.
Thunderdome 18-01
Fri, 30 Mar 2018
Exercise Thunderdome 18-01 tests the 4th Fighter Wing's readiness and ability to operate in a contingency operation. The exercise is designed to keep Airmen in a warrior mindset and sharpen tactics, techniques and procedures to prevent unnecessary loss of life or injury in the event of a real-world incident.
Honoring Fallen Rescue Wing, NY Air National Guard Pilot
Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Major Christopher "Tripp" Zanetis, a pilot with the 101st Rescue Squadron, 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard is honored during a procession led by the Fire Department of New York through lower Manhattan. Major Zanetis lost his life close to the Iraq/Syrian border when his aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crashed near the city of Al-Qa'im. Zanetis was a member of the New York City Fire Department.
Fairchild Huey Reaches 18,000 Flight Hours
Thu, 29 Mar 2018
UH-1N Huey number 6648 arrived at Fairchild Air Force Base in April of 1971 and has flown all of its missions from here since ... achieving more than 18,000 flight hours ... the most flight hours for this airframe in the U.S. Air Force.
Best Medic 2016 Competition - Repel and MEDAVAC
Thu, 29 Mar 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 compete in the Repel and MEDAVAC.
Flag Raising Ceremony At Naval MOC
Wed, 28 Mar 2018
AGC Jason Archibald and AGC Chad Collier raise the flag at a flag raising ceremony at the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command headquarters flagpole at Stennis Space Center with the Chief Petty Officers of all the Naval Oceanography commands at Stennis.
"12 Strong" Offers A Unique View Into Special Operations
Wed, 29 Mar 2018
Soldiers and families from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, joined ROTC, recruits, and Future Soldiers from around the state at Carey Theater to watch an exclusive viewing “12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers,” which tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11.
Supporting The Marine Warfighter - MCAS Pendleton
Wed, 28 Mar 2018
Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton maintains the facilities, equipment and properties by conducting training and operations in support of I Marine Expeditionary Force, base tenants and international partners. Every minute of flight time has hundreds of Marines supporting the effort.
Mountain Troops Winter Challenge
Wed 28 Mar 2018
U.S. Marines participate in the main touring event at the Mountain Troops Winter Challenge 2018, an international mountain infantry skills and tactics competition, in Chamrousse, France.
Wingman Is First Step Toward Weaponized Robotics
Tue, 27 Mar 2018
The Army’s first armed and unmanned ground vehicle is in the works. "The Wingman technology developed today will be foundational for tomorrow’s advanced fighting vehicles," said Dr. Robert Sadowski, TARDEC chief roboticist. "The Wingman technology will extend the warfighters’ reach and direct-fire engagement range, allowing our Soldiers to dominate more terrain while keeping them out of harm’s way."
Sailors Aboard Riverine Patrol Boat
Tue, 27 Mar 2018
Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 2, aboard a MK VI patrol boat, conduct a training exercise of the coast of Guam. CRS-2, assigned to Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1 Detachment Guam, is capable of conducting maritime security operations across the full spectrum of naval, joint and combined operations. Further, it provides additional capabilities of port security, embarked security, and theater security cooperation around the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
Snowy Caisson Platoon Procession At Arlington
Mon, 26 Mar 2018
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the Caisson Platoon of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as “The Old Guard,” support a funeral during heavy snowfall at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
Airman Earns Award From Every Branch Of Service
Mon, 26 Mar 2018
Not many people can say they’ve received awards from every branch of service in the military. Through hard work, dedication and a love for his job, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ryan Folks, 192nd Medical Group health systems specialist, 149th Fighter Squadron medical element NCO in charge, and aerospace medical services technician, achieved just that.
CyberPatriot Challenge ... For Students
Mon, 26 Mar 2018
The U.S. Air Force CyberPatriot Challenge offers middle and high school students a chance to learn not only valuable tech skills, but also leadership and teamwork ... as students experience in San Angelo, Texas.
Coast Guard Cutter Venturous Returns Home
Sun, 25 Mar 2018
Family and friends of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous crew wave to crewmembers returning home to St. Petersburg, Florida. The crew of the Venturous returned to homeport after a 60-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
Cousins In Arms - A Shared Service
Sun, 25 Mar 2018
Nathaniel Layton grew up in Greenville, Tennessee, just a half-hour away from Knoxville, Tennessee, where his cousin, Patrick May, lived. Although the boys only met once growing up, today they are closer than ever and owe their chance to grow together, personally and professionally, to the Army.
Paratroopers Airborne Op At Juliet Drop Zone
Sun, 25 Mar 2018
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct an airborne operation from a U.S. Air Force 86th Air Wing C-130 Hercules aircraft at Juliet Drop Zone in Pordenone, Italy.
Practical & Tactical: Form Follows Function To Undermine Threats
Sat, 24 Mar 2018
"Form following function" is the modernists' principle that the shape of something should be primarily based upon its intended function or purpose. Unfortunately, that is not always the case when it comes to warfighter uniforms. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Chemical and Biological Technologies Department is changing that with their new chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) fully encapsulated hazmat suit, which balances innovation with form and function.
Flag Honors For Retired General's Interment
Sat, 24 Mar 2018
Airmen fold an American flag over the casket of retired Brig. Gen. Belisario J. Flores during his interment ceremony at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.
Marine Corps Recruit Training - 4th Phase
Sat, 24 Mar 2018
The Marine Corps has reorganized a portion of the current 13-week recruit training to afford drill instructors additional time to mentor and lead new Marines. Among the slight modifications, recruits will tackle the Crucible, the demanding 54-hour challenge, a week earlier and then spend the final two weeks of training as 'Marines' The Crucible remains the culminating events for recruits as the earn the title 'Marine".
Next Generation Of Army Combat Vehicles
Fri, 23 Mar 2018
The next generation of Army combat vehicles will need to include manned, unmanned and optionally manned variants that include the most advanced protection, mobility, lethality and power generation capabilities to ensure that our Soldiers can survive first contact and defeat any adversary.
Coastal Riverine Sailors Conduct Patrol Boat Exercise
Fri, 23 Mar 2018
Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 3 MKVI Patrol Boats conduct towing exercise as part of unit level training provided by Coastal Riverine Group 1 Training and Evaluation Unit.
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Sailors
Fri, 23 Mar 2018
U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 conducts mine countermeasures, counter-improvised explosive device operations, renders safe explosive hazards and disarms underwater explosives such as mines.
Fighting The Odds To Achieve Success On USS Bonhomme Richard
Thu, 22 Mar 2018
It was the first day of a typical underway for Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), as the ship departed Sasebo, Japan and headed for the open sea in preparations for unit-level training with Afloat Training Group Western Pacific ... After night fell and as the day crew exchanged duties with the night check, the “city” was suddenly enveloped in total darkness and almost deafening silence.
Reconnaissance Marines Conduct Raid On Guam
Thu, 22 Mar 2018
U.S. Marines with Force Reconnaissance Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force; British Royal Marines with J Company, 42 Commando and Sailors with Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit 5 conduct raids training with a section of MH-60Ss from Helicopter Sea Combat 25 on Guam.
B-52 Stratofortress At RAF Fairford
Thu, 22 Mar 2018
B-52 Stratofortress aircraft deployed from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota taxi and take off from RAF Fairford, England in support of bomber assurance and deterrence operations. The deployment of strategic bombers to the United Kingdom helps exercise United States Air Forces in Europe's forward operating location for bombers.
Virtual Reality Adaptive Flight Training Study
Wed, 21 Mar 2018
A team of student researchers from Air Command and Staff College, Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, conducted an Adaptive Flight Training Study at Columbus AFB, Mississippi, to aid in the Air Force’s advancement in training and education through virtual reality.
Dog Face Soldiers March In St. Patrick's Day Parade
Wed, 21 Mar 2018
Lt. Col. Theodore Leonard, commander of 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, leads a formation of Dog Face Soldiers while marching in the 2018 St. Patrick's Day parade in Savannah, Georgia.
Artillery Cannon Crewmember
Wed, 21 Mar 2018
An artillery cannon crewmember (13B) works with the howitzer cannon that supports infantry and tank units during combat, and plays crucial roles in the Army’s success on the battlefield, which includes soldiers of the Army National Guard ... with one sharing his proud experience.
New Look To Student Patriots
Tue, 20 Mar 2018
See the new look to Student Patriots ... Students from 1st through 12th grade are welcome to share their creative efforts including class assignments about any aspect of the Unites States. Creative efforts can also be about a student's involvement with a youth organization like the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Young Marines. Creative efforts can be Poetry/Poems, Essays (history and other American related school assignments), Music, Videos, and Artwork. Teachers can also submit their students classwork assignments on their behalf with parental approval.
Exploring Sea Ice Production In The Ross Sea
Tue, 20 Mar 2018
Julie Parno with the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory participated in a science cruise in support of the U.S. Antarctic Program Polynyas, Ice Production and Seasonal Evolution in the Ross Sea to observe the interaction between the air, sea and ice.
Canine Ricky Sniffing For Contraband
Tue, 20 Mar 2018
Canine Ricky and his handler Petty Officer 1st Class Jordan Brosowsky, a member of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco (91105), conducts a sweep of the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry terminal parking lot in Juneau, Alaska.
Marine Corps Battle Skills Test
Tue, 20 Mar 2018
The Marine Corps Battle Skills Test (BST) Program provides a structured approach for the service to ensure all Marines sustain proficiency in 30 of the 178 common skills taught during entry level training. The program emphasizes training using a leader-led, face-to-face approach.
The Art of Exhibiting Courage
Mon, 19 Mar 2018
An art exhibit can be many things to many people ... different styles and tastes that will hopefully render an artist a success. Success in this case is the courage exhibited by Sgt. Neil Kurtys.
All-Female Military Training Instructor Formation
Mon, 19 Mar 2018
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Hope L. Skibitsky leads an all-female military training instructor formation to honor Women’s History Month during a Basic Military Training graduation at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.
Navy Region Northwest
Mon, 19 Mar 2018
Navy Region Northwest is one of several United States Navy Regions responsible to Commander, Navy Installations Command for the operation and management of Naval shore installations in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Iowa. The Commander, oversees the assigned shore organization and provides facilities and space management, exercise coordination, and support to homeported and transient ships, submarines, and aircraft as well as afloat and ashore tenants, military and family members.
Mission Made Possible ... Operation Proper Exit
Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Operation Proper Exit, an initiative of the Troops First Foundation, was facilitated by the 35th Infantry Division along with U.S. Army Central Command during its journey through Camps Arifjan and Buehring, while en route through the Middle East.
MultiSail 2018 Formation
Sun, 18 Mar 2018
The guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) leads the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), the guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Fuyuzuki (DD 118) in a formation for the completion of MultiSail 2018.
Special Tactics Airmen Experience Marine's RTLC
Sun, 18 Mar 2018
Three Special Tactics Airmen graduated from the Marine's Reconnaissance Team Leader Course (RTLC), following two months of rigorous desert, jungle and amphibious reconnaissance training. RTLC is an advanced course designed to develop junior service members into competent team leaders through realistic training.
Raise The Bar By Raising Your Hand
Sat, 17 Mar 2018
From the first moment an Airman raises their hand to take the Oath of Enlistment, leaders in the Air Force look for those who will continue to raise their hand. During a recent Paul W. Airey NCO Academy graduation, Senior Master Sgt. Angela Blue spoke to graduates about personal development and walking the line as a leader ... SMS Angela Blue is a an Air Force Combat Action Medal and a Purple Heart recipient.
Defense Secretary Talks To Troops
Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Defense Secretary James Mattis talks to service members while visiting Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
USA, Polish Paratroopers Conduct Air Assault
Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Aerial and up close scenes of U.S. Army and Polish Paratroopers conducting a joint air assault exercise in Eastern Europe ... to improve and practice their basic soldier tasks and drills.
It’s All About The Science
Fri, 16 Mar 2018
Winning in a complex world, the multidomain battlespace ... These are extraordinarily complex concepts ... Envisioning and developing the capabilities and the technologies that the Army will need in five years or 30 years is not a job that includes crystal balls or tea leaves. It’s science, and lots of it, done by scientists, and lots of them.
Marines Montford Point Challenge
Fri, 16 Mar 2018
U.S. Marine Corps officer candidates participate in the Montford Point challenge 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.
Marine Corps Detachment - Fort Leonard Wood
Fri, 16 Mar 2018
Marine Corps Detachment (MARCORDET) at U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri has evolved considerably over the past 33 years, beginning with an exclusive focus on engineer training in 1974 and rapidly expanding since 1995 to include Marine Corps training for engineer equipment operators, motor transport operators, military police and Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (CBRND) specialists.
Army Surgeon Teaches High Schoolers How To "Stop the Bleed"
Thu, 15 Mar 2018
The ninth graders of River Hill High School in Howard County, Maryland, filed into the gym and took their seats on the bleachers, abuzz with excitement. Their schedules were different -- to make room for visiting health professionals from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Maryland Shock Trauma Center, and Howard County Fire and Rescue (HCFR) who were there to teach the students how to save lives through the Stop the Bleed campaign.
Soldiers Fire Howitzer
Thu, 15 Mar 2018
U.S. Soldiers fire an M777 howitzer during Dynamic Front 18 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. The soldiers are assigned to Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Cavalry Regiment.
Kohola Guardian 2018
Thu, 15 Mar 2018
Coast Guard crew members participating in Operation Kohola Guardian off Maui, Hawaii. Operation Kohola Guardian is a cooperative effort between state and federal agencies to reduce risk to mariners and to whales in Hawaiian waters while supporting conservative efforts to ensure future generations have the opportunity to experience these animals in their natural habitat.
Volunteering With The Stars ... TAPS
Thu, 14 Mar 2018
She felt exhausted, mentally, physically, and emotionally. Seeing what these children went through on a daily basis was enough to break her heart. To her they were so strong, and being able to give them a safe place to be vulnerable was an amazing opportunity. All she wanted to do was to hug them and take away their pain.
Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer Hangs From Helicopter
Thu, 14 Mar 2018
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Yelvington, a rescue swimmer stationed at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, hangs from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter during a medevac of an injured hiker from Saddle Mountain, Oregon.
Life On Guam For Deployed Sailors
Thu, 14 Mar 2018
Commander, Task Force (CTF) 75 showcases local Guam activities and sites for Sailors permanently assigned to units under CTF-75's operational control at Naval Base Guam.
Proud Infantrymen Earn Expert Infantry Badge
Wed, 13 Mar 2018
Relieved to be one of the 62 infantrymen to successfully pass the Expert Infantry Badge testing, Spc. Heath Stacy, a member of the sniper squad in Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, U.S. Army ... sat almost motionless on his ruck taking in his accomplishment.
USAF Pararescueman's Parachute View of Afghanistan Mountains
Wed, 13 Mar 2018
A U.S. Air Force pararescueman assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, operates the canopy of his parachute while conducting a high altitude, high opening military free fall jump with a panoramic view of snow covered mountains in Afghanistan.
Aggressors Participate In Sentry Aloha 18-1
Wed, 13 Mar 2018
U.S. Air Force 354th Fighter Wing's 18th Aggressor Squadron from Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska participate in Sentry Aloha 18-1 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii with scenic views of fighter jets flying over Hawaii. The 18th Aggressor Squadron prepares combat Air Force, joint and allied aircrews through challenging, realistic threat replication, training, test support, academics, and feedback.
Chill Assignment At McMurdo General Hospital
Mon, 12 Mar 2018
It’s not unusual for Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences graduates to have some cool assignments, but for two alumni, their current jobs take it to the extreme ... the McMurdo General Hospital at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.
USS Tucson Arrives At Pearl Harbor
Mon, 12 Mar 2018
Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Tucson (SSN 770) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, after completing a six-month Western Pacific deployment.
Soldiers Conduct Mission Essential Task
Mon, 12 Mar 2018
U.S. Army Soldiers conduct Mission Essential Task (MET) elements at Cao Malnisio and Dandolo Range, Pordenone, Italy with comments by Staff Sgt. Alex Sweredosk.
Surviving The Storm - My Journey To Recovery
Sun, 11 Mar 2018
Although “wingmanship” is something I live every day now as an Airman, the concept is something I have been familiar with my entire life. I specifically remember a moment this came into play when I was a 16-year-old assistant Cub Scout leader.
Marines Charge Ahead
Sun, 11 Mar 2018
U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Alex Gundy gives the order to take the last objective during a simulated raid while participating in 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s realistic urban training at Twenty-Nine Palms, California.
Alligator Dagger 2017 - Amphibious Raid
Sun, 11 Mar 2018
U.S. Marines with 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and French forces conduct an amphibious raid during Alligator Dagger ... a dedicated, bilateral combat rehearsal that combines U.S. and French forces to practice, rehearse and exercise integrated capabilities available to the U.S. Central Command both afloat and ashore.
Thud Of A Shell - Polliwog Revolt Aftermath
Sat, 10 Mar 2018
The polliwog revolt of the previous night was a testament to their poor judgment. He knew this much now. Soaking wet, slimy with seawater, dirt and uncertainty, Jack could barely hold himself up on his knees grating against the cold, wet non-skid underneath. Struggling to keep his eyes open, he caught a hazy glimpse of the horizon and the imposing silhouettes looming gigantic before his eyes. His tired lungs filled with air -- drags of salty, chill mist that stung with each inhale. He felt the fog freezing his skin and as he took a weary look around, he saw his fellow wogs ... a brethren of lowly landlubbers, scallywags, scum of the Earth ... kneeling beside him.
Soldiers Cross Finish Line
Sat, 10 Mar 2018
Army Spc. Tyree Turnage, left, assigned to U.S. Southern Command, and Army Spc. Deiondra Fernandez, assigned to 549th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, cross the finish line during an equipment run at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Navy Leap Frogs 2017 Highlights
Sat, 10 Mar 2018
Highlights of the U.S. Navy Parachute Team "The Leap Frogs" 2017 doing what they do best ... performing aerial parachute demonstrations around the nation for enthusiastic, appreciative audiences ... in support of Naval Special Warfare and Navy recruiting.
Harrowing Flight and Landing Of Damaged A-10 Thunderbolt
Fri, 09 Mar 2018
Two thousand feet up and flying over the forests of Alpena County, Capt. Brett DeVries was running through his mental checklist and most of the options were bad. With his wingman flying just feet away and an Air Force maintenance specialist patched in via a radio set up next to a speaker phone, DeVries made the decision to land his badly-damaged A-10 Thunderbolt II on the runway at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center.
Rescue Swimmer Water Insertion Demonstration
Fri, 09 Mar 2018
A rescue swimmer from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina provides a demonstration of a water insertion from a helicopter for the Steven Todd Dooley Search and Rescue Forum.
Profession of Arms Center of Excellence
Fri, 09 Mar 2018
The Profession of Arms Center of Excellence (PACE) helps the Air Force develop better people, better Airmen, better leaders. PACE was first established in 2015 with the charge to develop Air Force personnel with a professionalism mindset, character and core values to enhance the effectiveness of organizations across the Air Force.
The Traditions of Ship Commissionings
Thu, 08 Mar 2018
The Navy's use of the word "commission" means the placing of a ship in active service. The commissioning ceremony is one of the most significant milestones in the life of a ship as it marks her acceptance as a unit of the operating forces of the United States Navy. Brought to life after ship naming, keel laying, christening and launching, time-honored Naval customs and traditions help welcome a warship into the fleet.
Sailors Observe Mount Etna Aboard Ship
Thu, 08 Mar 2018
Sailors aboard the Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Carson City observe Mount Etna as the ship arrives in Catania, Italy.
3ID Soldiers Compete For Best Tank Crew - Sullivan Cup
Thu, 08 Mar 2018
Soldiers from the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division compete in the 2016 Sullivan Cup at Fort Stewart, Georgia, with 16 tank crews competing to be the best of the best. The five-day competition allows the best tank crews from across the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and select international partners from around the world to demonstrate their levels of training and proficiency in tank gunnery and related armor crewman skills.
U.S. Soldiers Try-Out For Sniper School
Wed, 07 Mar 2018
An infantrymen can be considered the movement in association with a mechanism. They are the key piece and focus of the unit. When a unit wants to add, a complication, more value to the unit operationally they call upon snipers.
Pave Hawk helicopters Refuel Over Nevada
Wed, 07 Mar 2018
A pair of HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters receive fuel from an HC-130J Combat King II cargo aircraft during a training mission over Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
Marines Live-Fire - Alligator Dagger 2017
Wed, 07 Mar 2018
U.S. Marines and French forces conduct live-fire maneuver during Alligator Dagger, which is a dedicated, bilateral combat rehearsal that combines U.S. and French forces to practice, rehearse and exercise integrated capabilities available to the U.S. Central Command both afloat and ashore.
Northern Strike
Tue, 06 Mar 2018
Northern Strike is a massive, one-of-a-kind joint terminal air attack controller-centric exercise that spans more than 100 miles across the northern portion of Michigan. Since its creation in 2011, the exercise has grown from 500 participants to attracting more than 5,500 in 2017. The intention of the exercise is to prepare military personnel for a deployed environment, which means working alongside joint and integrated forces.
President and First Lady Honor Late Reverend Billy Graham
Tue, 06 Mar 2018
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump honor the late Reverend Billy Graham as his coffin rests in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for public viewing ... that only a few private American citizens have been granted this national tribute and remembrance normally held for President, other notable leaders, and heroes who have passed away.
Chaplain Dennis Andrew - God and Country
Tue, 06 Mar 2018
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Dennis Andrews, the command chaplain aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in 2017 ... proudly serves his beloved country with a strong faith in God ... always being there for the sailors ... whenever their spiritual, duty, or other needs require.
Brothers of Waterloo
Mon, 05 Mar 2018
When it comes to the history of our Navy - or the history our nation for that matter - there are not too many families that have sacrificed more than the Sullivans. Shortly after the devastating Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor, the family would send all 5 of their sons to sea to serve their country together. Not one of the sons - Albert, Francis, George, Joseph, or Madison - would return, following the sinking of their ship in the Pacific in November 1942.
Submarine USS Kentucky Transits The Hood Canal
Mon, 05 Mar 2018
The Gold crew of the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) transits the Hood Canal as the boat returns to its homeport at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Washington following a routine strategic deterrent patrol.
F-16s Drop Live Bombs
Mon, 05 Mar 2018
F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard drop live bombs onto the North Impact Area at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.
A Soldier's Four Day Pass In Amsterdam
Sun, 04 Mar 2018
The Dutch word for "tulip" is tulp. Boek means "book". And alleen means "alone". I learned these words, and their meanings, when I took my four-day pass to Amsterdam, during a nine-month deployment to Kosovo.
Pope Francis Visits Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
Sun, 04 Mar 2018
Pope Francis walks through the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial grounds during the Italian holiday Tutti Morti. His visit marks the first time in the 98 year history of the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) that a pope has visited an ABMC ground.
U.S. Army Europe
Sun, 04 Mar 2018
U.S. Army Europe is uniquely positioned in its 51 country area of responsibility to advance American strategic interests in Europe and Eurasia. The relationships built during more than 1,000 theater security cooperation events in more than 40 countries each year lead directly to support for multinational contingency operations around the world, strengthen regional partnerships and enhance global security.
Same Job, Different Clothes
Sat, 03 Mar 2018
For many reservists, work life does not end when they take off the uniform. Maj. Francis Tobias is one of these Airmen. Aside from a change of setting and suit and tie, his profession remains the same.
Marine Corps Osprey Over Kaneohe Bay
Sat, 03 Mar 2018
A U.S. Marine Corps Osprey flown by pilots with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268 (VMM-268) transits the scenic coast of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii during an aerial refueling exercise in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force 514th Air Mobility Wing.
Drone View Of Marines - Agile Spirit 2017
Sat, 03 Mar 2018
Drone view of U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force and Marine Forces Reserve participating in Exercise Agile Spirit 2017 in Orpholo, Georgia.
Meeting The Fit Boss
Fri, 02 Mar 2018
There was weight to his words, but you could hardly tell. Not by the way he sat for his interview, chill as an ice sculpture amidst the cacophonous roar of ventilation and machinery filling the room – the constant breath of the 100,000-ton floating leviathan he now calls home.
Combat Ready At Night
Fri, 02 Mar 2018
U.S. Army Paratrooper moves tactically with lethal, agile focus during a nighttime combat demonstration near Vicenza, Italy.
Air Commandos - Whatever Our Country Requires
Fri, 02 Mar 2018
Air Commandos are highly-trained, rapidly deployable Airmen ... conducting global special operations missions ranging from precision application of firepower ... to infiltration, exfiltration, resupply, and refueling of Special Operation Forces (SOF) operational elements ... doing whatever our country requires!
World War II POW and His Dear Dorrie
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
The skies above Europe during World War II are cold and deadly, but set the stage for a love story that spans more than two years. Nine months of that is spent waiting for release as a prisoner of war ... after Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Bill Moore's P-51 Mustang is taken down by anti-aircraft fire ... with him hoping that his wife and family know he is alive.
Elementary Kids Enjoy Career Day With Coast Guard
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Members with Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Fort Lauderdale take a Panther Run Elementary School class during a career day at the school in Pembrooke Pines, Florida.
Naval Health Research Center
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Learn more about the science conducted by the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in support of warfighter readiness. One of Navy Medicine's eight research laboratories, NHRC researchers study the physical and psychological stressors faced by today's military.
Army Spc. Javion S. Sullivan - Dignified Transfer
Wed, 28 Feb 2018
A U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Spc. Javion S. Sullivan at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Sullivan, who died while supporting the anti-Islamic State coalition in Iraq, was assigned to the 16th Signal Company, 54th Signal Battalion, 160th Signal Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. He leaves behind behind his wife and 3-year-old daughter. Spc. Sullivan is the first U.S. service member to die while supporting the anti-ISIS campaign in 2018.
An Atheist, A Navy Chaplain ... Search For Hope
Wed, 28 Feb 2018
An imposing man with a bald head and tough build walks into the room, making a beeline toward the desk in the back as if on a mission. I’ve seen him before – wearing a flight deck jersey with a peculiar design across the back – walking with the same urgency and determination with which he does tonight.
USAF Academy Parachutist Glides Down With Flag
Wed, 28 Feb 2018
A member of the U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue Parachute Team glides into the 5th Annual Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials opening ceremony at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
King Neptune Cleanses Wasp Sailors
Tue, 27 Feb 2018
Nearly 900 Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp were "cleansed of their slime" after participating in the age old ceremony of crossing the equator or "line" (pollywog revolt) ... an exclusive maritime experience hailing from the days of hardened Sailors aboard wooden ships ... that will continue to be passed down for generations to come.
USNS Mercy Departs In Support Of Pacific Partnership
Tue, 27 Feb 2018
Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy departs Naval Base San Diego in support of Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18) ... a mission to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region.
Marines Go Forward With Platoon Attack
Tue, 27 Feb 2018
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose MAGTF - Crisis Response - Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC), 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines at an undisclosed location conduct a supported platoon attack to improve proficiency when it comes time to execute. SPMAGTF-CR-CC serves as the quick reaction force for the U.S. Central Command area of operations.
Taking Off From The Shoulders Of Giants
Mon, 26 Feb 2018
Every generation has heroes who’ve changed the course of history by somehow laying a foundation people could build upon. In aviation, there were the Wright Brothers, who pioneered modern flight. They were soon followed by other giants, including the first U.S. women to pilot military aircraft in support of war.
Marine Recruits Last March As A Company
Mon, 26 Feb 2018
Marines with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, march as a company for the last time during their graduation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Graduation takes place at the completion of a thirteen-week transformation including training in drill, marksmanship, basic combat skills and Marine Corps customs and traditions.
Warthog - Deadly Close Air Support
Mon, 26 Feb 2018
The A-10 Thunderbolt II ... known as the 'Warthog' ... brings its fearsome ability to inflict deadly pain to the enemy in an up close devastating way from the air, while saving the lives of the brave U.S. troops in combat on the ground.
Drinking To Death With Water
Sun, 25 Feb 2018
It was during the water survival assessment that one Soldier started exhibiting abnormal personality traits and signs of fatigue ... The Soldier died of hyponatremia, a condition that occurs when the sodium level in the blood becomes too low ... that can be caused by drinking too much water, which is most often seen in those participating in high-intensity activities.
U.S. Olympic Team At 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
Sun, 25 Feb 2018
The United States Olympic Team parades during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Sky Soldier
Sun, 25 Feb 2018
Proud look at the 173rd Airborne Brigade and what makes a Sky Soldier a Sky Soldier. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army’s Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly deploying forces to the U.S. Army Europe, Africa and Central Command Areas of Responsibility within 18 hours.
Aviator Elaine McCalley -A Family Thing
Sat, 24 Feb 2018
Parents pass many things to their children: facial features, attitudes, culture and interests. With a solid foundation, a passion that takes root in one generation will last, generation after generation. However, all it takes is one moment for that passion to take root. For Elaine McCalley, that moment occurred almost exactly 90 years ago.
Soldier's Snowy Patrol
Sat, 24 Feb 2018
A Soldier assigned to 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, moves through heavily wooded terrain and snow to his objective point after being dropped off at their landing zone by CH-47 Chinooks during an air assault training exercise in the Fort Drum.
Steel Knight 2018 - Air Assault
Sat, 24 Feb 2018
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (MARDIV), board MV-22 Ospreys, engage an objective on foot, and clear out a urban terrain during an air assault in exercise Steel Knight 2018.
BROS Epidemic Afflicts Ronald Reagan
Fri, 23 Feb 2018
Following a year-long case study aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), medical examiners have concluded that many Sailors on the ship are showing symptoms of BROS, otherwise known as Bob Ross Overexposure Syndrome.
Yosemite National Park Flyover
Fri, 23 Feb 2018
A collage showing a U.S. Coast Guard C-27J Spartan assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento being flown by its aircrew over Yosemite National Park, California during an area of familiarization training.
Coast Guard Oath of Service
Fri, 23 Feb 2018
Several members of the U.S. Coast Guard participate in reaffirming what draws an individual to take the oath of service and what keeps them going in proudly performing their honorable duty for country sake.
Staff Sgt. Brian Spittler - Laying Marines To Rest
Thu, 22 Feb 2018
Sorrow, sadness and grief are among the most common feelings associated with funeral services. But for Marines, a service honoring the life of a fellow leatherneck may also invoke feelings of pride, commitment and honor.
Air Force F-15 Eagle Taking Off
Thu, 22 Feb 2018
A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle gains altitude after taking off at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The F-15 Eagle’s air superiority is achieved through a mixture of unprecedented maneuverability and acceleration, range, weapons and avionics.
Reserve Citizen Airmen - Limitless
Thu, 22 Feb 2018
America’s Reserve Citizen Airmen are men and women who live and work locally, yet serve globally, providing operational capability and surge capacity ensuring unrivaled air, space, and cyber dominance including pilots, maintainers, space, cyberspace, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) professionals ... all involved in critically-manned areas.
A Long, Dark Drop
Wed, 21 Feb 2018
The setting sun greets several dozen of the armed and helmeted warriors - many just a few years out of high school, others veterans of America’s recent battles - standing along the hull of the Bonhomme Richard’s main tower ... Tonight’s mission: low-light fast rope with full kit, aided by night vision goggles.
Sailor Signals Super Hornet To Launch
Wed, 21 Feb 2018
U.S. Navy Lt. Donnell Exum signals to an F/A-18F Super Hornet to launch from the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf supporting maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the free flow of commerce.
Soldiers Conduct Warrior Strike IX
Wed, 21 Feb 2018
Soldiers with the U.S. Army 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team conduct Warrior Strike IX in the Republic of Korea (ROK). The regularly scheduled training event works interoperability between USA and ROK military services through urban and subterranean components of a potential battlefield.
Just My Imagination
Tue, 20 Feb 2018
Through our general quarters drills, we escape for the night on a journey full of hardships and nobility much like these LARPers ... During a typical GQ, we pretend that the ship is under attack and we enact scenarios where we are responsible for saving the ship, our shipmates, or even ourselves.
Battle of Iwo Jima 73rd Anniversary
Tue, 20 Feb 2018
Marines with the 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, perform the 21-gun salute at the 73rd Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
At Their Core - Fighting Spirit
Tue, 20 Feb 2018
An inspiring closeup in-depth view of "At Their Core" ... a statue of a Marine that stands nearly seven feet tall and weighs nearly 150 pounds. "At Their Core" is the main sculpture of three unique sculptures (the other two ... Nation’s Call and Waged In Will) by artist Kris Kuksi that the Marine Corps Recruiting Command unveiled at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia. These pride inducing sculptures embody the "fighting spirit" of the Marine Corps.

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