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Soldiers Conduct Leadership Course
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
U.S. Army Soldiers participate in a field training exercise during a basic leadership course at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine.
Why Doesn't The Navy Have Battle Cruisers?
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
If the battle cruiser has all the best elements of a battleship and a cruiser, why doesn’t the Navy have a fleet of them? James Harrison, division director for the Expeditionary Warfare Ships Division at Naval Sea Systems Command set out to explain why some ships just didn’t make it in to the Navy fleet..
Behind The Lens In WWII - Joe Renteria
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
In the Pacific during World War II, the U.S. military adopted an “island hopping” strategy, ousting enemy forces from one Pacific atoll and archipelago after another, closing in on Japan’s home islands. Before an invasion, frogmen surreptitiously landed on beaches, scouting the best routes to the interior. The divers were accompanied by Joe Renteria, who captured the evidence on film.
Sunset Parade At Lincoln Memorial
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
U.S. Marines march in formation during the Sunset Parade at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. in July 2018.
Son of Medal of Honor Hero Chief Etchberger Tells Dad's Story
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
Outnumbered and stranded on an enemy-littered mountain on March 11, 1968, Chief Master Sgt. Richard Etchberger fought for his life. His entire team lay dead or injured around him. With no significant combat training, he grabbed a rifle to hold off enemy forces closing in on his location, while simultaneously directing air strikes. Without hesitation, Chief Etchberger repeatedly exposed himself to heavy enemy fire to load his wounded comrades onto rescue slings hanging from a hovering helicopter. With his crew safely aboard, the chief finally climbed into an evacuation sling himself, only to be fatally wounded by enemy ground fire.
South Dakota National Guard History
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
For over a century and a half, the South Dakota National Guard has a long and proud tradition of service to their communities and country.
Coast Guard MSRT Fast Rope Onto Cutter
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
Members of the Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team fast rope onto the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter.
NORAD Celebrates 60th Anniversary Defending North America
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
The 60th anniversary of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) at the command’s headquarters in Colorado Springs was marked by tributes from the countries’ highest military and civilian leaders, displays of precision aviation and a glimpse into NORAD’s Cold War beginnings behind the 23-ton blast doors of the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station.
Marines and Sailors Construct Snow Caves
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
Marines and Sailors with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 18.1 dig into the hillside to construct snow caves during a winter warfare training exercise at Haltdalen Training Center, Norway. It is associated with the Marines and Sailors learning cold weather survival techniques taught by Norwegian Soldiers.
Force-On-Force Training In The Woods
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Maggie Swenson (front center) and fellow airmen scan the wooded surroundings during force-on-force training at Camp Gilbert C. Grafton, North Dakota.
'Cyber Stakes' Builds Teamwork and Improves Technical Skills
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Cyber Stakes is a two-fold biannual training exercise here wrapped in a collegial challenge ... collaboration with a bit of competition, with the aim of improving the brigade's overall skills, teamwork, unit cohesion and readiness.
Golfing In Branson
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
While Branson, Missouri is best known for its amazing, diverse live-entertainment ... it has many outdoor family-oriented attractions for all ages ... including for golfers In fact, many visitors go to Branson for its golfing ... and then enjoy the live shows and other wonderful attractions after a great time playing one of the challenging golf courses in the area. Branson is a must visit for golfers too!
Midshipman Rappels From Tower
Wed, 18 Jul 2018
U.S. Navy Midshipman 1st Class Matthew Garmer rappels from a tower during helicopter rope suspension technique training at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story at Virginia Beach, VA.
Cyber Warfare - Preventing Past Mistakes In Future Efforts
Wed, 18 Jul 2018
American ground forces create their depth through a rifleman with a radio, connecting the relatively small, tactically-engaged force to a deep formation of long range artillery, exotic munitions, drones, and planes. Every radio call-for-fire, sensor, full motion video, or individual’s key strokes has to arrive at the point of need before it can be helpful.
12th Air Force
Wed, 18 Jul 2018
As part of Air Combat Command, 12th Air Force (AFSOUTH) organizes, trains and equips Airmen under its command for worldwide deployment. 12th Air Force serves as the air and space component to U.S. Southern Command, working with partner nations in the region in order to support operations in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Its subordinate commands operate more than 360 combat aircraft with more than 20,300 uniformed and civilian Airmen.
Kids Feed Horse At Arlington National Cemetery
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Children’s Program volunteers feed peppermints to Luke, a horse from The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoon, near Section 46 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Quadrangle At JBSA-Fort Sam Houston - A Popular Destination
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
The Quadrangle at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, or the “Quad,” as it is commonly known, is an iconic structure rich in history dating back to the end of the Civil War ... The U.S. Army started its move from the Alamo in 1877 and established the Quartermaster Depot ... The Quadrangle is also the home of the Fort Sam Houston Museum.
Urban Disaster Search and Rescue - GR18/VR18
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
The U.S. Army 22nd Engineer Clearance Company (ECC), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, conducts urban disaster search and rescue training during Vibrant Response 18 / Guardian Response 18.
Marines Underwater Dive Swim
Mon, 16 Jul 2018
U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), swim underwater during dive training in Aqaba, Jordan. The Marines are deployed aboard the USS Iwo Jima with the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the central region.
Marine Snipers Get More Lethal With Mk13 Sniper Rifle
Mon, 16 Jul 2018
The Marine Corps is adopting a new precision bolt-action Mk13 Mod 7 sniper rifle to increase the lethality and combat effectiveness of scout snipers on the battlefield with an increased range of fire and accuracy compared to current and legacy systems.
Marines & Sailors - Winter Live-Fire Drills
Mon, 16 Jul 2018
Marines and Sailors with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 18.1 conduct various live-fire drills and simulated attacks along with learning survival techniques during Winter Warfare Training in the snowy wilderness at Haltdalen Training Center, Norway.
Dolly Parton’s Stampede
Sun, 15 Jul 2018
The Dolly Parton’s Stampede dinner show in Branson, Missouri is very entertaining and a must see, especially for families with kids. It involves thirty-two magnificent horses and a talented cast of top-notch riders with daring feats of trick riding and competition along with music, dancing, and family friendly comedy. And it is all about celebrating America's western heritage including a patriotic salute of Red, White and Blue with pride of the USA!
High School To Flight School
Sun, 15 Jul 2018
Officials at Air Force Reserve Command headquarters, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, are hoping an innovative new program will help the command meet its need for flight engineers. A flight engineer is the enlisted member of an aircraft’s flight crew who monitors and operates its myriad complex systems.
USS Bonhomme Richard Sailors Render Honors To Missouri and Arizona Memorials
Sun, 15 Jul 2018
Sailors man the rails and render honors to Battleship Missouri Memorial and the USS Arizona Memorial as the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard arrives in Pearl Harbor.
Coast Guard Response Boat
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
Members of Coast Guard Station Juneau test the capabilities of their new 29-foot Response Boat - Small II (RB-S II) in Juneau, Alaska.
Marine Corps 4th ANGLICO Exercises Mission and Motto at Joint Warrior 18
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
With the motto of “lightning from the sky, thunder from the sea”, Marine Corps ANGLICO units are trained to direct appropriate fire without directly supporting combat operations, but to support the broad scope of military actions in a given area, regardless of location ... 4th ANGLICO exercised that mission and motto at Joint Warrior 18-1 in Durness, Scotland.
Arctic Care 2018 - Kivalina
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
Reservists from the U.S. Air Force and Coast Guard lived and worked in Kivalina, Alaska during April 2018 providing medical care for residents in support of Arctic Care 2018 ... that continues to build on the long-standing tradition of U.S. Armed Forces addressing the underserved community health and civic needs of the Northwest Arctic Borough. The remote Alaskan village, located on a barrier island 80 miles north of the Arctic Circle and 1,000 miles northwest of Anchorage, will no longer be habitable by 2025.
Boy Scout Experiences Globemaster Flight Simulator
Fri, 13 Jul 2018
A boy scout utilizes a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft flight simulator during a tour of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar with fellow boy scouts ... providing them a chance to earn merit badges, including the Aviation Merit Badge.
Soldiers Shoot, Freeze Frame
Fri, 13 Jul 2018
As seconds pass, we lose frames of moments that are never to be seen again unless it is captured, frozen in time, shot through the lens of a camera ... combat camera that is.
AFNORTH Army Warrior Training 2018
Fri, 13 Jul 2018
U.S. Soldiers assigned to Allied Forces North Battalion conduct "react to direct and indirect fire" training during the AFNORTH Army Warrior Training in Chièvres Air Base, Belgium.
USS Missouri Battleship Memorial Rainbow
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
A rainbow forms over the USS Missouri Battleship Memorial as it sits moored at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise 2018.
Marines Share Core Values With Student Athletes
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
The U.S. Marine Corps partnered with the Penn Relays for their 124th running at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. The Marines fostered positive relationships with student athletes and the community through physical fitness challenges and sharing stories of honor, courage and commitment.
Marines Conduct Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat Insertion
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
U.S. Marines assigned to Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), participate in rigid-hull inflatable boat insertion training at Naval Base Souda Bay, Crete, Greece.
Drill Sergeant's First Day Greeting
Wed, 11 Jul 2018
A Drill Sergeant expresses a greeting to a trainee upon arrival for the first day of Basic Training at Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment on Sand Hill at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Century-Old Relic Connects The Young With The Old
Wed, 11 Jul 2018
After getting settled into their lodging, the next morning, the trio came face-to-face with the object of their admiration ... the Liscum Bowl, a 90-pound silver bowl that has been referred to as “one of the foremost trophies of any American regiment”.
Airmen Astronauts
Wed, 11 Jul 2018
The U.S. Air Force helped propel man to the moon. Across several decades, Airmen, as astronauts, have participated in the training, planning and flying of rockets and shuttles and even work on the International Space Station.
Semper Fidelis USA
Tue, 10 Jul 2018
A U.S. Marine salutes his beloved USA that he proudly serves "Always Faithful / Semper Fidelis"... with Lady Liberty, a Bald Eagle, and Marine Corps fighter jets below him ... with fireworks bursting in the sky around them anchored by the USMC Seal.
Courage Ready
Tue, 10 Jul 2018
The Courage Ready 18-01 exercise strengthened America’s First Corps' readiness by deploying a company into an unfamiliar environment and integrating them rapidly in support of another battalion's operations, beginning with an emergency deployment.
Airborne Air Assault Artillery Raid
Tue, 10 Jul 2018
CH-47 Chinooks and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from Company B, 2-227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, provide air support for Battery B, 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team during a platoon level live-fire qualification air assault artillery raid.
RIMPAC Maritime Interdiction Training
Mon, 09 Jul 2018
A U.S. Coast Guard deployable specialized forces (DSF) team member assigned to Maritime Security Response Team - West (MSRT-W) works on a team with Royal Canadian Navy explosive ordnance disposal technicians assigned to Fleet Diving Unit Pacific as they conduct maritime interdiction operations training in support of counter-improvised explosive device and mine warfare operations as part of Commander Task Force 177 during the force integration phase of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018 Southern California (SOCAL) exercise.
Sky Soldier Communication Gets A Boost
Mon, 09 Jul 2018
It appears that the days of simple radio communication are over for Sky Soldiers. In its place comes a sophisticated yet intuitive communication system that allows leaders at the squad level and higher to rapidly share information across the military network.
Marine Corps Recruits - Rappel Tower At Parris Island
Mon, 09 Jul 2018
U.S. Marine Corps Recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, practice utilizing the rappel tower as part of their rapid deployment techniques training during Training day 25 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina.
High Frontier Honor Guard - Schriever AFB
Sun, 08 Jul 2018
The High Frontier Honor Guard performs during the 50th Network Operations Group change-of-command ceremony at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.
TAPS - Legacies of Love
Sun, 08 Jul 2018
Taps, a signal to military members as the end to the day, has been given new meaning to family members who have listened to its somber tune echo through graveyards, symbolizing the end of their loved one’s life.
Mark VI Patrol Boats
Sun, 08 Jul 2018
Mark VI patrol boats, assigned to Coastal Riverine Group 1, Det. Guam, participate in evolutions showcasing their abilities. Coastal Riverine Group 1, Det. Guam is capable of conducting maritime security operations across the full spectrum of naval, joint and combined operations.
USS Arizona Memorial Diving Ops
Sat, 07 Jul 2018
U.S. Navy divers conduct diving operations on the USS Arizona Memorial at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
PTSD - On and Off The Battlefield
Sat, 07 Jul 2018
"That image is burned into my head; I can’t ever un-see it," wounded warrior Scott Palomino said. "I could not feel the bottom half of my body, but I looked down and all I saw was my right leg covered in blood and the lower part of my left leg had been blown off."
Air Force Strategic Bombers
Sat, 07 Jul 2018
Since the World War II era, the U.S. Air Force has relied on strategic bombers to gather intelligence and defend the United States against adversaries.
Artillery Salute Honoring Nation's Independence
Fri, 06 Jul 2018
Soldiers from Battery A., 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division fire field guns (artillery) during the 4th Inf. Div. Band's performance of Tchaikovsky's "The 1812 Overture" at the U.S. Army Fort Carson Freedom Fest at Fort Carson, Colorado on July 1, 2018 ... while celebrating the Nation’s independence.
Youth Behind The Military Parent's Uniform
Fri, 06 Jul 2018
Being a child born into a military family may be challenging, but for one child in the Malmstrom community, he believes it’s another experience he can take with him wherever he goes.
Pershing's Own and Presidential Salute Battery Honor America
Fri, 06 Jul 2018
The Presidential Salute Battery of the U.S. Army 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) lends their special talents with firing four 5,775-pound World War II-era anti-tank guns during the final performance of the summer season annual 1812 Overture Concert by the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" in August 2016 that honors America.
Independence Day White House View
Thu, 05 Jul 2018
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump watch the Independence Day fireworks occurring at the National Mall from a White House balcony.
From Sapper To Ranger - Female Graduate Breaks New Boundaries
Thu, 05 Jul 2018
The end was in sight. Long days of little food and sleep affected every waking moment for Capt. Natalie Mallue, as she neared the end of Third Phase at Ranger School, deep in the murky waters and terrain of Florida’s swampy Camp Rudder.
Marines Conduct Wintry Live-Fire - Arctic Edge 18
Thu, 05 Jul 2018
U.S. Marines from Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conduct a joint wintry live-fire training exercise at Fort Greely, Alaska as part of the U.S. Army Alaska-led Joint Force Land Component Command in support of Alaskan Command's exercise Arctic Edge 18.
Americans
Wed, 4 Jul 2018
"Americans" ... is a reminding tribute to all Americans ... and the ones yet born ... of the indomitable spirit and determination of every American generation ... that has made our beloved, great country ... the shining symbol of freedom, global humanitarian, economic leader, and the premiere world power. Never forget ... that ... Americans ... are the reasons ... for our beloved USA ... that would never have been ... without Her independence won ... by Americans! Nor would there be ... Americans today ... without all the Americans throughout our beloved, blessed nation's history ... who went beyond self for country's sake ... and none more so than our Greatest Generation!
Independence Day Celebration
Wed, 4 Jul 2018
Fireworks fill the night sky over the National Mall with the Statue of Liberty and Her brightly shining torch of freedom superimposed in celebrating the birth the USA ... the land of the free and home of the brave!
Document Spells Out 'Reasons' For Independence
Wed, 4 Jul 2018
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness
Wed, 4 Jul 2018
Honoring the birth of our beloved USA on July 4, 1776 when the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence and starting the American Revolutionary War. The words are the opening statement of the Declaration of Independence.
Honoring Independence Day
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Americans honor Independence Day as they look up with pride ... to the past as the Founding Fathers sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 ... and Francis Scott Key observes the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland in 1814 that inspires him to write the poem "Defence of Fort M'Henry" ... now known as "The Star-Spangled Banner" (National Anthem).
A Symbol Of Independence On Independence Day
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Dozens of people gathered in Meriden, Connecticut to watch the retirement of faded and worn American flags during the American Legion, Post 45 Disposal of Unserviceable Flags Ceremony.
Airmen - Wearing The Uniform
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Airmen at Whiteman Air Force Base share their proud thoughts about what ... wearing the uniform means to them ... serving for our beloved USA ... the land of the free and home of the brave!
Marines Evening Parade March
Mon, 02 Jul 2018
U.S. Marines with Marine Barracks Washington D.C. proudly march down Center Walk during a Friday Evening Parade at the Barracks, June 29, 2018.
Special Operations EOD Pioneer 2018 Bull Simons Award Recipient
Mon, 02 Jul 2018
Dennis Wolfe, a retired U.S. Army sergeant major, received U.S. Special Operations Command’s 2018 Bull Simons Award. His remarkable five decade career in and out of uniform pioneering explosive ordnance and disposal tactics for special operations was the basis for the award. His expertise established a world class program to counter weapons of mass destruction becoming the standard for the United States government and our international partners.
Naval Surface Warfare Center - Carderock
Mon, 02 Jul 2018
The Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center is a major component and field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command. It provides cradle-to-grave support for its technical products over a wide range of scientific areas related to surface and undersea platforms. The Division addresses the full spectrum of applied maritime science and technology, from the theoretical and conceptual beginnings, through design and acquisition, to implementation and follow-on engineering. This includes all technical aspects of improving the performance of ships, submarines, military water craft, and unmanned vehicles, as well as research for military logistics systems.
Coast Guard, ICE Conduct Rescue Training
Sun, 01 Jul 2018
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Rapid Response Team members practice man-overboard drills with Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg members in St. Petersburg, Florida.
CyberPatriot - Competition That Strengthens U.S. Cyber Defense
Sun, 01 Jul 2018
According to the Leilehua High School CyberPatriot team who traveled here from Wahiawa, Hawaii, to compete in the CyberPatriot X National Finals competition at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor, April 2018, the CyberPatriot program strengthens each participant by establishing a solid foundation for cyber defense ... eliminating the weakest link by strengthening each of the six participating team members.
Tropic Lightning Infantrymen Conduct Urban Live-Fire
Sun, 01 Jul 2018
U.S. Army infantrymen assigned to 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, conduct a squad level, urban live-fire exercise at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii.
Pararescueman Descends With Old Glory
Sat, 30 Jun 2018
A U.S. Air Force pararescueman descends with Old Glory as part of the 330th Recruiting Squadron activation and assumption of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Medina Annex. The 330th Recruiting Squadron's mission is to train and assess the next generation of special operation and combat support forces.
Army, Marine Corps Stress Importance of Ground Forces Modernization
Sat, 30 Jun 2018
U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps officials stressed to lawmakers the urgency in modernizing ground forces amid an increasingly challenging security environment.
Defense Logistics Agency
Sat, 30 Jun 2018
The Defense Logistics Agency is the Department of Defense's logistics combat support agency, providing worldwide logistics support in both peacetime and wartime to the military services as well as several civilian agencies and foreign countries.
Navy Riverine Squadron Conducts Transit Escort
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 3 aboard a 34-foot Sea Ark and Mark VI patrol boat perform an integrated high value asset (HVA) transit escort mission as part of final evaluation problem (FEP) conducted by Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1 Training and Evaluation Unit.
Realm of the Possible - Multi-Mission Unmanned Surface Vehicle
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
An unmanned surface vehicle suddenly appeared on the Potomac River Test Range and, much like the ospreys that inhabit the area, it was on a mission to traverse the river – autonomously.
Golf Company Marines Conduct Live-Fire and Maneuver
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Marines with Golf Company, Marine Combat Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West conduct live-fire and maneuver drills on Camp Pendleton, California. Golf Company is the first integrated male/female MCT company on the West Coast.
Little Son Raises Wounded Warrior Dad's Gold Medal
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
Sgt. Chris McGinnis and his 17-month-old son celebrate Army's gold medal in wheelchair basketball, the final event of the 2018 DOD Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs on June 9, 2018.
Transitioning Military Veterans - Find Purpose and Make A Difference
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
Retired Army Capt. Tim Bomke shares with others in the military community, who are wounded, ill or injured ... about what the Warrior Care and Transition Program offers is crucial for success when leaving military service to the private sector.
Uncommon Valor
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
Since the Founding Fathers declared America's Independence ... Americans have continued to step beyond self ... for country's sake ... with "Uncommon Valor" ... as our Greatest Generation did in World War II and so many more brave ones did before and after them ... along with first responders and law enforcement officers exhibiting the same in their noble efforts.
Garlin Conner - Medal of Honor Recipient
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
President Donald Trump awarded the Medal of Honor to the late Garlin Conner for his heroics near the town of Houssen, France on January 24, 1945 during World War II. (The award was accepted by his wife in a ceremony at the White House.) ... Lieutenant Conner, having recently returned to his unit after recovering from a wound received in an earlier battle, was working as the Intelligence Officer in the 3d Battalion Command Post at the time of the attack. Understanding the devastating effect that the advancing enemy armor could have on the Battalion, Lieutenant Conner immediately volunteered to run straight into the heart of the enemy assault to get to a position from which he could direct friendly artillery on the advancing enemy forces...
Kids Enjoy Independence Day Celebration
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
Children explore one of the static displays at the Maneuver Center of Excellence on U.S. Army Fort Benning, Georgia during a celebration of the Independence of the United States.
U.S. Ground Fighters Must 'Overmatch' Enemies
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
American ground fighters must overmatch any potential adversary, now and in the future ... with Defense Secretary James Mattis personally pushing to improve the lethality of light infantry.
The U.S. Military According To Kids
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
U.S. military children are like any other child when it comes to playing and doing other normal child things ... with one difference ... at least one of their parents is proudly serving in a U.S. military service.
Mere Chance - A Greatest Generation Store
Tue, 26 Jun 2018
There are those times in life when an unexpected encounter occurs... a “Mere Chance” meeting that might mean nothing or result in something else ... even unknowing diabolical results. And that is exactly what happens in this Greatest Generation story ... to achieve the American dream!
Marines Hike Up Mountain
Tue, 26 Jun 2018
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division, hike up to a rally point to rappel down a cliffside, during Mountain Exercise 3-18, at Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, California.
Army Science and Technology - Critical Collaborations
Tue, 26 Jun 2018
The Army Science and Technology program is critical to ensuring that the U.S. Army ... America’s principal land force ... can continue to operate and dominate in complex environments characterized by adaptive adversaries employing conventional, unconventional and hybrid methods that are designed to challenge U.S. national security and vital interests ... The growing engagement with international partners in cooperative Army Science and Technology efforts, as well as the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Open Campus, is devised to cultivate a 21st-century research ecosystem that brings together government laboratories, academic institutions and the private sector to address tough Army challenges.
Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps - 58th Anniversary Concert
Tue, 26 Jun 2018
U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps' 58th Anniversary Concert at Conmy Hall, JBM-HH.
President Trump Meets North Korean Leader
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
President Donald J. Trump meets with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore for their summit on June 12, 2018. The successful meeting marks a new pathway to peace on the Korean Peninsula.
Sentinels Bring Innovation To Space Wing Mission
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
The 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base has seven missile warning radars located strategically around the world that are constantly looking for ballistic missiles inbound to the North American continent. Their mission is to execute combined global capabilities, to defend the homeland, and enable space combat operations.
Coast Guard Surf Drills In Nags Heads
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
Two 47-foot Motor Life Boat crews from U.S. Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet practice maneuvering in 10 to 12-foot waves in Nags Head, North Carolina.
Coast Guard Repatriates Migrants
Sun, 24 Jun 2018
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos repatriates 18 migrants to the Dominican Republic Navy vessel Capotillo in waters south of the Dominican Republic.
Cyber Students Learn While Playing CyberWar Game
Sun, 24 Jun 2018
Two students at the Naval Postgraduate School created a way to bridge a training gap in U.S. military cyber operations through the CyberWar: 2025 game they developed.
ICE Arrests Criminal Aliens In Florida, Puerto Rico, & Virgin Islands
Sun, 24 Jun 2018
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers along with Custom and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested 271 criminal aliens during March 2018 in an enforcement action targeting individuals who pose a threat to public safety and immigration violations. The arrests were made across the state of Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Youth Camp Tug-A-War
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Children compete in tug-of-war during the “Jackson in Action” youth camp hosted by the 6th Force Support Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. The 6th annual Youth in Action camp featured various activities for children between the ages of 6 and 12 ... encouraging educational, emotional and physical well-being for children of military families.
Preparing Airmen To 'Return With Honor'
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists ensure aircrew members have the peace of mind of knowing they are fully capable of enduring harsh conditions on their own while utilizing survival techniques to increase their probability of a safe and successful recovery in any environment.
Marines Top Gun Competition - RT 1-18
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division (2d MARDIV) conduct fire missions with their M777A2 155mm Howitzers for the 10th Marine Regiment Top Gun Competition during Rolling Thunder 1-18 on Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. The Top Gun Competition is an evaluation of the firing battery's accuracy, combat effectiveness, and the ability to provide timely fire support.
Rendering Honors To Pearl Harbor Survivor
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Sailors render honors to retired Chief Petty Officer Ray Emory, a Pearl Harbor survivor, during a farewell ceremony before he departs Hawaii. Emory was responsible for the identification of unknown service members killed in the attacks on Pearl Harbor who were buried in unnamed graves.
Gold Star To Gold Star - One Survivor Works Every Day To Help Others Cope
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Brittnay McCall, a survivor outreach coordinator for the Ohio National Guard and Gold Star Spouse, copes daily with the loss of her husband, U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel McCall, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2007, by helping other Families who have suffered a loss similar to the one she experienced more than 10 years ago find light in their darkest days with support from the Survivor Outreach Services program.
Urban Advanced Naval TechX 2018
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
U.S. Marines and Sailors are assessed utilizing new concept technology like communications radio with maps, drones, Enhanced Combat Helmet (EHC), Soldier Head-Up Display (HUD), Step in Visor and Low-Profile Mandible, SkyWall100 and a concept electrical tactical vehicle in urban combat setting during Urban Advanced Naval Technology Exercises 2018 (ANTX18) at Camp Pendleton, California.
American Pride by David Bancroft
Thu, 21 Jun 2018
The "American Pride" video playlist reminds all Americans of the amazing, unique heritage that each of us enjoy as citizens of our beloved United States of America!
U.S. Soldiers Live-Fire In Poland
Thu, 21 Jun 2018
U.S. Soldiers provide support during a multinational training live-fire event for exercise Puma 2, with Battle Group Poland, at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland.
Between Yesterday and Tomorrow
Thu, 21 Jun 2018
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s Combat Casualty Care Research Program pursues evolving medicine for an evolving battlefield. Given that a more confined and condensed combat zone will likely be the norm for future conflicts, we can no longer afford to operate as a strictly reactive medical force, simply waiting to respond to geopolitical changes and technological advances.
Global Positioning System
Thu, 21 Jun 2018
Global Positioning System (GPS) impacts billions of people around the world with U.S. Air Force Airmen maintaining and operating the satellites that make up the backbone of the GPS.
Combat Ready River Wet Marines
Wed, 20 Jun 2018
U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidates neck deep in a river silently approach their objective combat ready, while participating in the combat course at the Officer Candidates School, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Candidates must go through three months of intensive training to evaluate and screen individuals for the leadership, moral, mental, and physical qualities required for commissioning as a U.S. Marine Corps officer.
Making The Navy A Personal Challenge
Wed, 20 Jun 2018
A simple question changed the course of Robert Koontz’s life... “What do you want to show for yourself 10 years from now?”, his father asked him after dropping out of high school his freshman year due to falling in with a bad crowd ... That question helped Robert Koontz find a path, because he had an answer to it. And that answer gave him a plan ... starting with returning to high school and eventually joining the Navy.
Army 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command
Wed, 20 Jun 2018
The U.S. Army 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) deploys as early entry Mission Command headquarters in support of I Corps, attached and aligned forces; and, provides sustainment support to enable freedom of action in the PACOM AOR to win decisively in any environment.
Presenting Colors
Tue, 19 Jun 2018
A member of the Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard presents colors during Sector Hampton Roads’s change-of-command ceremony on Base Portsmouth.
The Disease Detectives
Tue, 19 Jun 2018
Created in 1990, the Epi Lab, as it is referred to at USAFSAM, focuses on clinical diagnostic, public health testing and force health screening, performing 5,000 to 8,000 tests six days a week for clinics and hospitals treating active duty service members, reservists and National Guard members and their dependents and beneficiaries.
Battle of Yorktown - Colonial National Historical Park
Tue, 19 Jun 2018
A look at the Battle of Yorktown at Colonial National Historical Park in Virginia ... where the decisive victory by a combined force of 17,000 American Continental Army troops led by General George Washington and French Army troops led by the Comte de Rochambeau over 9,000 British Army troops commanded by British Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis took place in the fall of 1781. It was the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War, as the surrender by Cornwallis, and the capture of both him and his British troops on October 19, 1781, forced the British government to negotiate an end to the conflict, resulting in the Treaty of Paris of 1783.
F-16 Fighting Falcon Saber Strike 18 Flyby
Mon, 18 Jun 2018
An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 120th Fighter Squadron, 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, does a flyby at Amari Air Base, Estonia in support of Saber Strike 18.
Ordnance School Students Learn Combatives
Mon, 18 Jun 2018
A group of enterprising 16th Ordnance Battalion noncommissioned officers are leading a robust effort to teach Modern Army Combatives to advanced individual training troops assigned to the Ordnance School.
Marines Live-Fire and Maneuver - RT 1-18
Mon, 18 Jun 2018
Marines with Headquarters Battery, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division (2d MARDIV), conduct a live-fire and maneuver range on Ft. Bragg, North Carolina during Rolling Thunder 1-18. The Marines utilize this range to improve their movement to contact and bounding skills, as well as the battery's overall combat effectiveness.
A Dad’s Love
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
"A Dad's Love" honors all the fathers, who have always been there for their children with love, support, and whatever else required ... since their wondrous birth or adoption along with becoming a stepchild through marriage ... with special thanks to America's brave, honorable military, law enforcement, and first responder dads.
Seaman Phone Talker
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Navy Seaman Anthony Parkman stands as a phone talker aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford during a replenishment-at-sea evolution with the USNS Leroy Grumman in the Atlantic Ocean.
Elementary Students Experience Computer Science At Camp Pendleton
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Local elementary students gained hands-on computer science experience attending Microsoft Corporation's YouthSpark Live Seminar at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
9-Line MEDEVAC
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
Soldiers, assigned to Charlie Company , 2nd Battalion (General Support), 104th Aviation Brigade ... respond to a 9-line medevac request during a training exercise at Fort Drum, NY.
Operation Teammate Helps Ease Separation For Deployed Family Members
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
Operation Teammate's mission is to provide ... an opportunity for athletic organizations to welcome children of military and first responders as honorary teammates during times of separation.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency - 20 Year Legacy
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) 20 year history evolved from earlier U.S. Defense efforts ... starting with the Manhattan Project, which then split into the Atomic Energy Commission and the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project (AFSWP) after World War II. AFSWP became the Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA), which became the Defense Special Weapons Agency (DSWA). In 1998, DSWA was combined with the On-Site Inspection Agency and the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program to form DTRA in 1998.
Marines Low-Crawl Puddle
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Richie R. Salinas, a Force Fitness Instructor Course instructor, leads students Staff Sgt. Michael J. Hal and Sgt. Chris Malacaso, as they low-crawl through puddles at Camp Geiger.
Robotic Wheelchair Competition Unleashes Student Creativity
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
With the Robotic Sentry Challenge, the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate is asking enterprising students to build a robotic perimeter guard using an electric wheelchair as the design platform. The project helps students gain experience in aerospace engineering by taking on real-world design scenarios.
1st Air Cav Soldiers Conduct Helicopter Gunnery
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
Soldiers from Company C, 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, from Fort Hood, Texas conduct helicopter live-fire gunnery qualifications in Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.
Coast Guard Aircrew Demonstrates Rescue Hoist
Thu, 14 Jun 2018
A Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Sector Columbia River hovers above the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon during a search and rescue demonstration during the 2018 Festival.
Infantry Officer To Chaplain - For God and Country!
Thu, 14 Jun 2018
Army Chaplain John McDougall has had quite the military career. From combat jumps, to deploying with Ranger Battalion, to authoring his own book.
Bi-Wing Aircraft Flight Demonstration
Thu, 14 Jun 2018
A slow motion view of bi-wing aircraft flight demonstration during the 2016 Warriors Over The Wasatch Air Show at Hill AFB, Utah.
Drill Team Perfection At Thunder of Niagara
Wed, 13 Jun 2018
The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., performs at the opening of the third day of the Thunder of Niagara 2018 air show, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, NY.
Honoring Hometown Heroes - Bedford's "Rosies"
Wed, 13 Jun 2018
The chance to connect with the heritage of Southern Indiana drew a crowd to Bedford, Indiana, to memorialize the women who ensured America had the ammunition it needed during World War II and the post-war era.
Marines and Sailors Helocast Insertion
Wed, 13 Jun 2018
Marines and Sailors with the Basic Reconnaissance Course 2-18 conduct helocast insertion training aboard Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, California. Helocast training is a graduation requirement which provides flexibility and manuverability and will prepare students for basic recon insertion.
Midshipmen Conduct Casualty Evacuation
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Navy ROTC Midshipmen conduct a casualty evacuation team-building exercise during "Battle Stations," the capstone event of sea trials at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island. Sea trials are a 10-day event where Midshipmen must perform a series of scenarios and properly demonstrate the skills they have developed throughout their training to test them under pressure.
The Ma'am Behind The Mustache
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
In the dark of night in Afghanistan, a pilot gathers all the gear required for an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter training mission: medical kit, survival vest, night-vision goggles, and sidearm. Excitement fills the air as the engines start, but the crew maintains their focus as they hurriedly finish loading their gear onto the aircraft and run through their preflight checklists. Adrenaline courses as the pilot settles into the combat mission mindset. She dons her flying helmet; her mask adorned with a lime green mustache.
Canine Vertical Delivery/Hoisting and Odor Detection Demos
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Coast Guard conducts two demonstrations with canine on Coast Guard Island in Alameda... vertical delivery/hoisting and odor detection.
U.S. Army M1 Abrams Tank - Strong Europe Tank Challenge
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
U.S. Army Soldiers in an M1 Abrams tank compete in the Strong Europe Tank Challenge at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany, June 6, 2018. The annual training event aims to foster military partnerships and the sharing of tactics, techniques and procedures among participating nations.
Army Veteran Recalls Her Place In Women's History
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Linda Bryant saw her enlistment in the U.S. Army as a way out of a small southern town, but it also positioned her at a pivotal moment in U.S. Army history.
Army 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team - Iron Focus 18.1
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
U.S. Army 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division conducted Iron Focus 18.1 in Orogrande, Nuevo Mexico. The training exercise prepares the brigade for a National Training Center rotation and to ultimately meet future contingency requirements. Iron Focus 18.1 emphasized leadership, training, and logistics to improve combat readiness.
Change of Command - Color Guard
Sun, 10 Jun 2018
U.S. Marines with the Combat Logistics Battalion 3 (CLB-3) color guard following a change of command ceremony, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Lt. Col. Bolivar Pluas relinquished command of CLB-3 to Lt. Col. Paul Goguen.
Army Chaplain, Recruiter Leads Flock To Their Own Paths Of Successes
Sun, 10 Jun 2018
When Chaplain (Maj.) Sharon Browne, of 5th Medical Recruiting Battalion, pinned on those golden oak leaf major’s rank in a recent promotion ceremony, her flock surrounded her. Browne’s four children took turns placing the new rank insignias on her uniform during the ceremony ... Their involvement is a testament to how Browne’s journey to answer “a calling” has also led her family flock to their own successes ... with three following her into Army green as active duty Soldiers and another following her pursuit of higher-education as a recent college graduate.
U.S. Marines and Israel DF Conduct Urban Warfare Training
Sun, 10 Jun 2018
U.S. Marines from the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, conduct urban warfare training with the Israeli Defense Forces for Juniper Cobra 18 in Israel.
Coast Guard Aircrew Flies Over New Orleans
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew flies over New Orleans. Air Station New Orleans supports a wide range of Coast Guard operations to include search and rescue, law enforcement, port security, and marine environmental protection.
Final Salute - Base Honor Guard Teams
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
Standing in solemn attention by the graveside in their dress uniforms, Airmen honor a fallen hero in a final salute. They are members of the Base Honor Guard Team, a U.S. Air Force program which helps provide an added element of dignity, respect and professionalism to military funeral services and ceremonies. Base Honor Guard Teams comprise volunteers from the Air National Guard, Reserve and active-duty.
Memorial For Fallen Pararescuemen MSgt. William Posch and SSgt. Carl Enis
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
Approximately 1,500 people joined together from across the globe to pay tribute to fallen pararescuemen Master Sgt. William Posch and Staff Sgt. Carl Enis on March 27, 2018 at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The Reserve Citizen Airmen assigned to the 308th Rescue Squadron were two of the seven Airmen killed in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crash in Anbar Province, Iraq, March 15, 2018.
Thunderbirds Aerial Performance At Cannon AFB
Fri, 08 Jun 2018
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds practice their aerial performance over Cannon Air Force Base preparing for their performances during the 2018 Cannon Air Show, Space and Tech Fest.
U.S. Army Works With NATO Allies
Fri, 08 Jun 2018
U.S. troops worked with the Estonian, U.K., Canadian, and Danish armies to establish and solidify a mutually-beneficial training with the goal for all the training to build upon previously-established relations between the U.S. and NATO allies.
President Trump Addresses Marines At Miramar Air Station
Fri, 08 Jun 2018
President Donald Trump speaks to Marines during a visit to U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego.
Battle Of Midway Remembrance Ceremony
Thu, 07 Jun 2018
Capt. Sean Bailey, center right, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and Master Chief Navy Counselor Tyrone Jiles, acting command master chief, cast a wreath off the ship during a remembrance ceremony of the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Midway.
Arctic Ice Camp SKATE Supports US and UK Submarines
Thu, 07 Jun 2018
A temporary ice encampment built on a moving ice floe in the Beaufort Sea is providing critical support for three nuclear-powered submarines; the Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Connecticut, Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford and the Royal Navy hunter killer submarine, HMS Trenchmant participating in the multinational maritime Ice Exercise (ICEX) in the Arctic Circle.
ICE Targeted Enforcement Op - Texas and Oklahoma
Thu, 07 Jun 2018
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and partner law enforcement officers arrest 89 in North Texas and Oklahoma areas during a three day operation targeting criminal aliens and immigration fugitives.
D-Day Commemoration Ceremony
Wed, 06 Jun 2018
The U.S Army 75th Ranger Regiment Color Guard posts the colors during the Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument commemoration ceremony on June 5, 2018 in Cricqueville en Bessin, France.
Airman Soars New Heights With Air Force Honor Guard
Wed, 06 Jun 2018
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dallas Ayers made the transition from protecting lives in combat to being a proud member of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard ... with performing at funerals being an eye-opening experience, calling back to his times in firefights while deployed.
Soldiers Qualify On M2 Bradleys
Wed, 06 Jun 2018
U.S. Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, qualify on M2 Bradleys in Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. The M2 Bradley is a highly maneuverable armored vehicle used for reconnaissance and to transport soldiers, providing them protection from small arms fire, while also providing firepower to both suppress and eliminate most threats.
Marines Honor WWII Vet - Chosin Reservoir Survivor
Tue, 05 Jun 2018
Retired U.S. Marine Corps 1st Sgt. George Willis and his wife Betty Willis with the Marines of Chosin Rifle Range, Weapons Training Company, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, after dedicating and naming the range control tower Willis Tower at Parris Island, SC on May 24, 2018. The Marines of Chosin Rifle Range dedicated the tower to recognize Willis for his efforts during the historic battle in the Chosin Reservoir.
Care In The Air
Tue, 05 Jun 2018
The situation aboard a C-130H, configured for Aeromedical Evacuation and cruising at 20,000 feet had been uneventful with two teams, each comprised of two flight nurses and three technicians, attending their six patients varying needs in the dim green glow of the aircraft’s cargo bay ... Then all hell broke loose.
Tank Battalion Trains On Camp Pendleton
Tue, 05 Jun 2018
U.S. Marines with 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, conduct training on Camp Pendleton, California. This training was the first live fire range for the M1A1 Abrams main battle tank on Camp Pendleton in several years.
WWII Vet Returns To Normandy 74 Years After Parachuting In
Mon, 04 Jun 2018
World War II veteran Raymond Wallace returns to Normandy, France for the first time since he parachuted in with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division 74 years ago. Family members joined him in his visit and take him along the path between the Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach.
I Hope God Understands Why
Mon, 04 Jun 2018
Amongst roughly 5,000 people who live aboard aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Mamadou Mbengue stands out, not only as an African immigrant, but also as a devout Muslim ... Like many other active service members who also live by the Muslim faith, he serves his country with admiration, dedication and pride.
USS Hartford Surfacing In Frozen Arctic Ocean
Mon, 04 Jun 2018
Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) surfaces in the frozen Arctic Ocean in support of Ice Exercise 2018 ... a five-week exercise that allows the Navy to assess its operational readiness in the Arctic, increase experience in the region, advance understanding of the Arctic environment, and continue to develop relationships with other services, allies and partner organizations.
President Trump Presides Over Coast Guard Change Of Command
Sun, 03 Jun 2018
Adm. Paul Zukunft, President Donald Trump, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Adm. Karl Schultz render honors during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on June 1, 2018. During the ceremony Schultz relieved Zukunft to become the 26th commandant of the Coast Guard.
Medal Of Honor Recipient Kyle Carpenter - Commitment, Service, and Sacrifice
Sun, 03 Jun 2018
Medal of Honor recipient Marine veteran Cpl. Kyle Carpenter spoke about his road to recovery after the near fatal grenade blast he received during Operation Enduring Freedom in Marjah, Afghanistan along with the reputation of the Marines; the importance of commitment, service, and sacrifice to the nation ... during the Heroes Among Us event at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
Freedom Flyer Formation - USAF T-38C Talons
Sun, 03 Jun 2018
U.S. Air Force pilots assigned to the 560th Flying Training Squadron fly T-38C Talons in formation for the 45th Freedom Flyer Reunion over Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The Freedom Flyer Reunion is an annual celebration recognizing the incredible service of Air Force Prisoners of War during the Vietnam War, their honorable return, and their connection with the 12th Flying Training Wing during Operation Homecoming.
Airman Prepares K-9 Partner For Duty
Sat, 02 Jun 2018
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cody Howey, 380th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler and his K-9 partner, Eros, navigate an obstacle during a warm-up exercise to prepare Eros for patrol duty on Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.
F-35 Completes Most Comprehensive Flight Test Program In Aviation History
Sat, 02 Jun 2018
With stealth technology, advanced sensors, weapons capacity and range, the F-35 is the most lethal, survivable and connected fighter aircraft ever built. More than a fighter jet, the F-35’s ability to collect, analyze and share data is a powerful force multiplier that enhances all airborne, surface and ground-based assets in the battlespace.
The Revving Roar of Rolling Thunder
Sat, 02 Jun 2018
A patriotic tradition began in the autumn of 1987 when 2 men, Artie Muller and Ray Manzo, decided to advocate for fellow veterans by riding their motorcycles through Washington D.C. over the following Memorial Day weekend ... One year, somewhere amidst The Revving Roar of Rolling Thunder, a poet’s eyes well up … and a sonnet is conceived.
Soldiers Conduct Assault Operations - Arctic Edge 18
Sat, 02 Jun 2018
Soldiers operating at Fort Greely conduct assault operations as part of the U.S. Army Alaska-led Joint Force Land Component Command in support of Alaskan Command's exercise Arctic Edge 18 conducted under the authority of U.S. Northern Command. Arctic Edge is a biennial, large-scale, joint-training exercise that prepares and tests the U.S. military's ability to operate tactically in the extreme cold-weather conditions found in Arctic environments.
USS The Sullivans Launches Missile
Fri, 01 Jun 2018
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) launches a Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) in the Virginia Capes operating area as part of an exercise to test the ship's ability to defend against a close-in aerial attack.
First Women In The Military Show Content Of Their Character
Fri, 01 Jun 2018
Meet the trailblazing ladies who made history by becoming the first to serve in what had been a male-dominated profession, the United States military.
Marines Live Fire On Range G29
Fri, 01 Jun 2018
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division participate in a live fire on range G29, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Range G29 allows Marines the opportunity to conduct live fire and maneuver while assaulting objectives in bunkers, improving their warfighting capabilities at the platoon level.
Combat Lifesaver Training
Thu, 31 May 2018
U.S. Army Spc. Steve Scheel, a combat medic, teaches U.S. Army Spc. Darius Ledet, an indirect fire infantryman, how to check a Soldier's pulse during combat lifesaver training with Battle Group Poland at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland.
Preventing Another Abu Ghraib - Detention Camp Liaison
Thu, 31 May 2018
The U.S. Army has five military police units that specialize in detention camp liaison, but very few know what that even means. Their purpose is to prevent one of the most horrific prison incidents in U.S. Army history from happening again ... Abu Ghraib.
Coast Guard Aircrew Conducts Cliff Rescue Training
Thu, 31 May 2018
An aircrew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay conducts cliff rescue training at Patrick's Point State Park. The crew trains on a regular basis so that in the event of an actual cliff rescue, they are proficient in their rescue skills.
Firing Detail At Battle of Belleau Wood Centennial Ceremony
Wed, 30 May 2018
Marines with the firing detail of 6th Marine Regiment stand ready during the Battle of Belleau Wood Centennial ceremony at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, France. The ceremony commemorated the sacrifice made during World War I.
Never Tell Her She Can't
Wed, 30 May 2018
From playing high school football, to being a certified combatives instructor ... New Jersey Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Heather Perez hasn’t just been breaking boundaries, she’s been crushing them.
Pilot For A Day - Dylan Bolles-Prasse
Wed, 30 May 2018
Dylan Bolles-Prasse (12) enjoys becoming a pilot for a day with the U.S. Air Force 334th Fighter Squadron that includes sitting in the cockpit of a F-15E Strike Eagle at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.
President Trump Places Wreath At Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Tue, 29 May 2018
President Donald J. Trump, places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as part of the 150th annual Department of Defense (DoD) National Memorial Day Observance hosted by the Secretary of Defense at Arlington National Cemetery. Senior leadership from around the DoD gathered to honor America’s fallen military service members.
'America’s Greatest Heroes' - Trump, Defense Leaders Honor Fallen
Tue, 29 May 2018
America will forever remember the service and sacrifice of those who fought and died for the nation’s freedom, President Donald J. Trump said at the 150th National Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery.
Paratroopers Firing Howitzer - Up Close and Aerial
Tue, 29 May 2018
Riveting up close and aerial views of U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to Alpha (Assassin) Battery, 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade fire 105mm high explosive rounds from the M119A3 Lightweight Howitzer during Exercise Dynamic Front at Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany.
Memorial Day 2018 - Presidential Proclamation
Mon, May 2018
On Memorial Day, we pause in solemn gratitude to pay tribute to the brave patriots who laid down their lives defending peace and freedom while in military service to our great Nation. We set aside this day to honor their sacrifice and to remind all Americans of the tremendous price of our precious liberty...
Remembering The Ultimate Sacrifice Made In Afghanistan
Mon, May 2018
Memorial Day is a day to ensure those who have fallen are never forgotten. And whether a few years, 20 years, or more, there can never be enough thanks given for those 13 who fought and made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan this past year.
Memorial Day 2018 Observance At Arlington
Mon, May 2018
The 150th National Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery involving President Donald Trump in the Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and remarks honoring America's fallen military service members and their Gold Star families.
USSOCOM Observes Memorial Day
Sun, 27 May 2018
Members of the U.S. Special Operations Command Color Guard present the colors during the national anthem as part of a Memorial Day observation at the Special Operations Memorial on MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
Honoring The Fallen On Memorial Day
Sun, 27 May 2018
Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. My father served in the Air Force in the 1960s and died in 1979. My first brush with death and the meaning of Memorial Day was when I became a survivor ... Take a moment of silence and reflection to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Air Force Capt. Christopher Zanetis and MSgt. Christopher Raguso - Dignified Transfer
Sun, 27 May 2018
A U.S. Air Force carry team transfers the remains of Air Force Capt. Christopher T. Zanetis (37) and Air Force Master Sgt. Christopher J. Raguso (39) on March 18, 2018 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Zanetis and Raguso lost their lives with five other airmen when an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq. Capt. Zanetis and Master Sgt. Raguso were both assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, New York.
Flags In 2018 At Arlington National Cemetery
Sat, 26 May 2018
Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place U.S. flags at headstones in Section 60 during Flags In at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, May 24, 2018. For more than 60 years, Soldiers from the Old Guard have honored our nation’s fallen heroes by placing U.S. flags at gravesites for service members buried at both Arlington National Cemetery and the U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery just prior to the Memorial Day weekend.
Old Guard Marks 70 Years Of 'Flags In' To Honor Memorial Day
Sat, 26 May 2018
Spc. Dakota Williams lost more than his stepbrother, Spc. Dylan Johnson, who had been deployed in Iraq less than a month when a bomb detonated next to his vehicle. The explosion killed him ... Inspired by his service to the country, Williams later joined the Army to follow in his footsteps ... He personally honored his stepbrother when he placed an American flag at his headstone in Section 60 of the Arlington National Cemetery during the annual Flags In event.
Flags In 2018
Sat, 26 May 2018
Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place U.S. flags at headstones during Flags In at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, May 24, 2018. Soldiers from the Old Guard have honored our nation’s fallen heroes by placing U.S. flags at gravesites for service members buried at Arlington National Cemetery just prior to the Memorial Day weekend for 70 Years.
Britt Slabinski - Medal of Honor Recipient
Fri, 25 May 2018
President Donald J. Trump presents the Medal of Honor to retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Britt Slabinski during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C. on May 24, 2018. Slabinski received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Takur Ghar (Operation Anaconda) on Roberts Ridge in Afghanistan during March 2002.
Shoot, Ski, Communicate
Fri, 25 May 2018
The staccato of gunshots echoes across powder-covered mountains as National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from 23 states pour through a winding, cross-country course, armed with custom rifles and Nordic skis. They climb mountains at an elevation equal to that of the notorious Hindu Kush in northern Afghanistan, and then fly down unforgiving slopes into a live-fire range. It’s the Chief of the National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships.
Marines Conduct Scenario Provisional Infantry Training
Fri, 25 May 2018
Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group conduct Scenario Provisional Infantry Training during the II MIG Field Exercise at Camp Davis, North Carolina. The Marines used Special Effects Small Arms Marking Systems to rehearse building entry and room clearing procedures with instructors from the 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion to prepare for future readiness.
Britt Slabinski's Medal of Honor Ceremony
Thu, 24 May 2018
President Donald J. Trump presents the Medal of Honor to retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Britt K. Slabinski for his actions during the Battle of Roberts Ridge in Afghanistan at a ceremony in the White House on May 24, 2018.
Navy Master Chief Britt K. Slabinski - Medal of Honor Citation
Thu, 24 May 2018
U.S. Navy (SEAL) Master Chief Britt K. Slabinski's Medal of Honor citation for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while assigned to a joint task force in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Coast Guard CHG Drill Team At Statue of Liberty
Thu, 24 May 2018
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard silent drill team participate in a demonstration on Liberty Island, Home to the Statue of Liberty during Fleet Week New York. NYFW is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness first-hand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services.
Future Army NCOs Work Together, Build Cohesion
Thu, 24 May 2018
Students at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy attending the Basic Leader Course 04-18 conducted an equipment run on Fort Stewart, Georgia, where they worked together to complete the mission by enduring the added weight and stress of the equipment as a unit.
Airmen Salute Fallen Peace Officers
Wed, 23 May 2018
U.S. Air Force airmen salute during a peace officers’ memorial ceremony in Fort Walton Beach, Florida as part of National Police Week.
Scenes From Our Navy
Wed, 23 May 2018
The exhibit, entitled “Scenes from our Navy: Combat Art of the Twenty-First Century,” features 35 pieces of artwork by three combat artists... Kristopher Battles, CDR Monica Allen Perin, USNR (ret.), and Morgan Wilber. Through use of oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings, each work of art explores the naval experience from a humanistic perspective.
It Goes On - performed by Zac Brown & Sir Rosevelt
Wed, 23 May 2018
Official lyric video of the movie "12 Strong" ... about the once highly classified mission of ... a U.S. Special Forces team going to Afghanistan to undertaken an extremely dangerous mission in the USA response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. Once there, the soldiers develop an uneasy partnership with the Northern Alliance to take down the Taliban and its al-Qaida allies. Outgunned and outnumbered, the special forces team faces overwhelming odds in a fight against a ruthless enemy that takes no prisoners ... with each U.S. Special Forces team member ... willing to make the ultimate price for their beloved USA!
Medal of Honor Flag Folding
Wed, 23 May 2018
Members of the United States Air Force Honor Guard fold the Medal of Honor flag in front of the Air Force Memorial located in Arlington, Virginia ... as the United States Air Force Concert Band performs "Hymn for the Innocent".
Armed Forces Day - Proud Wave
Tue, 22 May 2018
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Michael Wettlaufer waves to people attending the 71st Kitsap Credit Union Armed Forces Day Parade that includes all branches of the military, police and firefighters, youth organizations, dignitaries, commercial businesses, car clubs and more.
World War II Veteran Receives Purple Heart 74 Years Later
Tue, 22 May 2018
On April 11, 1944, the “Kansas City Kitty”, a B-24 Liberator bomber assigned to the 566th Bombardment Squadron of the 8th Army Air Force out of Hethel, England, was shot down by enemy aircraft over Germany during World War II. Nearly 74 years later, Edward H. Mims was presented the Purple Heart Medal for the wounds he received in the crashing bomber that fateful day when 20 years old.
ICE Enforcement and Removal Op - San Diego and Imperial Counties 2018
Tue, 22 May 2018
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officers arrested 114 individuals for violating federal immigration laws in the San Diego and Imperial counties during a three-day targeted Enforcement and Removal operation that in March 2018. Forty-three percent of those arrested were convicted criminals.
United States Marine Corps Women's Centennial
Mon, 21 May 2018
The United States Marine Corps celebrates one-hundred years of women Marines serving from 1918 to 2018. The logo design depicts two women, past and present, proudly serving as a United States Marine commemorating this centennial.
Connecting Eyes In The Sky To Boots On The Ground
Mon, 21 May 2018
The RQ-4 Global Hawk is a remotely piloted high-altitude intelligence gathering aircraft capable of flying more than 30 hours straight. The ability to remotely pilot the aircraft is made possible by a unique group of maintainers.
MP Working Dogs Take On Rough Terrain
Mon, 21 May 2018
The military police working dogs of the U.S. Army 520th Military Working Dog Detachment, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command take on rough terrain PT Session during March 2018. Along side their trainers, the K-9's tackled steep terrain and several obstacles at the local training area at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Soldier Fires Anti-Armor Weapon
Sun, 20 May 2018
Montana Army National Guard Sgt. Jay Utter fires an M136E1 AT4-CS confined light anti-armor weapon while competing in the National Guard Best Warrior Region VI 2018 competition at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
Marine NCOs Lead From The Front At Corporal's Course
Sun, 20 May 2018
While at Corporal’s Course, Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) are taught to exemplify the highest military bearing, integrity, discipline, and lead their peers and subordinates in physical standards. NCOs are charged with training, teaching, and mentoring the next generation of Marines. NCOs are taught to lead from the front, at the points of friction.
Marines TBS Rifle Qualification
Sun, 20 May 2018
U.S. Marines with The Basic School (TBS) on Quantico, Virginia conduct table 1 course of fire with rifles to qualify for their annual shooting score and then conduct table 2 and 5 courses of fire that include shooting moving and stationary targets at 25 yards for the first time.
Coast Guard Shore-Based UAS Program
Sat, 19 May 2018
The U.S. Coast Guard performs "proof of concept" deployment to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico to test the feasibility of a shore-based, medium range, unmanned aircraft system (UAS).
Coast Guard Yorktown's 'Colonial' Color Guard
Sat, 19 May 2018
Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown's colonial uniformed color guard presents the colors during a change of command ceremony. The change of command ceremony marks a transfer of total responsibility and authority from one individual to another, and is a time-honored tradition.
A New Chapter At The Top Of The World
Sat, 19 May 2018
Arctic fog filled the air, adding moisture to the icy temperatures that bit at exposed skin and cut through layers of clothing. The small 36-foot aluminum Coast Guard boat was filled with people from bow to stern as the coxswain butted it up against a large ice floe. The crew launched grappling hooks over the side and tugged on their lines, causing the sharp edges to claw themselves into the ice anchoring the boat in place.
F-15E Strike Eagle Flies Over Iraq
Fri, 18 May 2018
A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle flies over Iraq during a mission. The F-15E is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, and in all weather.
Naval Air Systems Command Sailor of Year 2017
Fri, 18 May 2018
Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Giraud, a naval aircrewman at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, was named the 2017 Naval Air Systems Command Sailor of the Year during a ceremony at Patuxent River, Maryland.
Ammunition Cradle To Grave - Projectiles
Fri, 18 May 2018
U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command provides ready, reliable, lethal munitions at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels, ensuring munitions readiness for the warfighter at the speed of war ... and is responsible for the life-cycle management of projectiles.
Honoring Police Week 2018
Thu, 17 May 2018
Commemorative wreath guarded by Security Forces Airmen at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station; Fort Walton Beach Police officer holds folded flag during the Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony; and, Air Force Security Forces Airmen and the Fort Walton Beach Police Department color guard bring in the colors during the Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony.
World War II Veteran Shares Tales of the Montford Point Marines
Thu, 17 May 2018
During the early stages of World War II, the U.S. Marine Corps, for the first time in its history, allowed African-Americans to serve within its ranks ... completing basic training at Montford Point, a facility at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many of these Marines would be among the first African-American Marines to experience combat during the Battle of Saipan, in 1944 ... Master Gunnery Sgt. Carroll Braxton, a World War II veteran and Montford Point Marine enlisted in the Marine Corps with several friends in June 1943.
Marines Live-Fire At Mountain TE 1-18
Thu, 17 May 2018
U.S. Marines with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, participate in the final field exercise of Mountain Training Exercise 1-18, Bridgeport, California during January and February 2018. The Marines trained to improve operational readiness in cold and mountainous environments.
2018 Military Spouse of the Year
Wed, 16 May 2018
Krista Simpson Anderson was selected the 2018 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year during the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore’s 36th Annual Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.
Operation Deep Freeze - Beneath the Surface
Wed, 16 May 2018
Deploying to the most remote continent on Earth requires a ship to be self-sufficient. If an underwater issue arises, it’s necessary to have skilled divers who can inspect the problem and make a report to the command. It’s for this reason the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star embarks a Coast Guard Dive Team for its annual deployment to Antarctica.
USS Nimitz - Dry Docking
Wed, 16 May 2018
The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) shifted from its homeport pier at Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton to a dry dock at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bremerton site. Nimitz is receiving upgrades and renovations to a variety of systems to include steering components, hull preservation, combat systems equipment, aircraft elevator doors, berthing areas and a new stern dock. It is slated to return to sea May 2019 to perform sea trials in preparation for future operations.
Returning Sailor Greeted By Little Son
Tue, 15 May 2018
A happy sailor prepares to embrace his little son running to him upon his disembarkment off the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) after its return to homeport, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations as part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group.
Army Spouse of 2018 - Gold Star Wife and Military Spouse
Tue, 15 May 2018
The role of the military spouse is one of selflessness and courage. It’s a job that does not pay or come with any awards. It often means early mornings, late nights, and frequently going weeks and months without a partner nearby. It regularly includes playing both mother and father roles, both good cop and bad, being a counselor, provider, and director or a combination of all three. Coupled with a seamless transition of being firm to the gentle voice of love, being a military spouse is no easy task.
Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate
Tue, 15 May 2018
The Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, develops and executes international agreements with friendly forces to provide defense materiel and services, in support of US national security.

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