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Coast Guard Recruits Take Oath of Enlistment
Thu, 16 Jan 2020
Capt. Kevin Oditt, commanding officer of Sector Houston-Galveston, issues the Oath of Enlistment to eight Coast Guard recruits during halftime at the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl.
Junior Officer’s Perspective of U.S. Coast Guard In Maritime Warfare
Thu, 16 Jan 2020
The U.S. Coast Guard is a unique instrument of national security with broad authorities, deep maritime expertise, and capable assets that provide consistent operational presence within the Indo-Pacific, including Oceania, also known as the Blue Pacific.
Interaction Between USS Farragut and Russian Navy Ship
Thu, 16 Jan 2020
While conducting routine operations in the North Arabian Sea, USS Farragut (DDG 99) was aggressively approached by a Russian Navy ship. Farragut sounded five short blasts, the international maritime signal for danger of a collision, and requested the Russian ship alter course in accordance with international rules of the road.
Ice Rescue and Recovery Training
Wed, 15 Jan 2020
U.S. Air Force fire protection specialists with the 673d Civil Engineer Squadron practice rescue and recovery techniques during ice rescue training at Six Mile Lake on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
Navy Visibility Day: Investing Into The Future Leaders
Wed, 15 Jan 2020
On the unusually warm day in late October 2019, when the trees, just turned gold and red, camouflaged the brickwork of some century-old campus buildings, Lincoln University students did not expect to see several military members, in Navy service dress uniforms, walking through their alma mater.
Paratroopers Conduct Full Tang 2019
Wed, 15 Jan 2020
U.S. Army paratroopers with the 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade from Vicenza, Italy, conduct live-fire and other combat training during Exercise Full Tang at Baumholder, Germany.
The Girl Who Wore Freedom
Tue, 14 Jan 2020
Christian Taylor (left), Director, Writer and Executive Producer of the inspiring documentary, The Girl Who Wore Freedom, with Danièle (Dany) Patrix Boucherie, who is the "girl" wearing the U.S. flag in the image between them at the Branson IMAX Military Film Festival in Branson, Missouri during its Veterans Week.
New Medical Mannequins Enhance Realistic, Rugged Training
Tue, 14 Jan 2020
The new Medical Simulation Mannequins are designed to replicate the entirety of an adult human in both male and newly added female forms.
Marines Conduct Air Raid On Adak Island
Tue, 14 Jan 2020
U.S. Marines with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, reinforce their adaptability to austere environments by conducting an urban air raid while training on Adak Island, Alaska.
USS America Conducts Flight Operations
Mon, 13 Jan 2020
U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) conducts flight operation as it sails in the East China Sea.
Designing The Marine Corps Of The Future
Mon, 13 Jan 2020
My number-one priority as commandant of the Marine Corps is to design a force suited to the reality of the pacing threat as prescribed by the National Defense Strategy.
Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations
Mon, 13 Jan 2020
It is the U.S. Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations' mission and privilege to fulfill the nation's sacred commitment of ensuring dignity, honor and respect to the fallen.
Paratrooper Secure Area For Extraction
Sun, 12 Jan 2020
Paratroopers assigned to C Troop, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division secure their surrounding in preparation for extraction of senior Afghan and Coalition military leaders following a key leader engagement as part of a fly-to-advise mission in Southeastern Afghanistan.
Airman's Longest Year
Sun, 12 Jan 2020
Traditionally … and scientifically … and all of the adverbs … a year consists of 365 days, but in the case of my operational Air Force career, I would say my first year took approximately 1,500 days to complete.
ICE Arrests Criminal Aliens During TEO In Boston
Sun, 12 Jan 2020
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations Fugitive Operations officers arrested 19 criminal aliens during a 3-day Targeted Enforcement Operation.
Wet, Dirty Crucible
Sat, 11 Jan 2020
Wet, dirty determined recruits with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a Crucible event at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina.
Navy Divers, Best Friends Hero Up
Sat, 11 Jan 2020
Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis L. Jones and Petty Officer 3rd Class William C. Trainer, U.S. Navy divers with Trident Refit Facility at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, were awarded Navy Commendation Medals for rescuing an unconscious civilian from a submerged vehicle.
Champions of 'Brilliant At The Basics'
Sat, 11 Jan 2020
A look at U.S. Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School (NAVSCIATTS) professional, dedicated efforts in 2019.
New Coast Guard Cutter Daniel Tarr
Fri, 10 Jan 2020
Coast Guard Cutter Daniel Tarr's crew members report for duty during the commissioning ceremony at Sector Field Office Galveston in Galveston, Texas.
The Squad As An Integrated Platform
Fri, 10 Jan 2020
PEO Soldier, Soldier Lethality team apply a system-of-systems engineering approach to close combat squads to improve lethality and overmatch.
Soldiers Engage Enemy In Firefight - DR20
Fri, 10 Jan 2020
U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 2d Cavalry Regiment, engage opposition forces in a simulated firefight in the role-playing town of Haasla during Dragoon Ready 20 (DR20) at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany.
Snow Covered Mountainous Flyover
Thu, 09 Jan 2020
An F-35A Lightning II with the F-35 demonstration team flies Hill Air Force Base, Utah, during a training flight over the snow covered mountainous terrain.
The Coast Guard's First Aircraft
Thu, 09 Jan 2020
The first aircraft built for the U.S. Coast Guard was a Loening OL-5 delivered to the Service in October 1926. It was a high-performance amphibian aircraft with a large center float faired into the fuselage and stabilizing floats underneath each lower wing.
Marines Live-Fire M1A1 Tanks At Camp Buehring
Thu, 09 Jan 2020
U.S. Marines with India Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct a live-fire exercise with M1A1 Abrams tanks for their semiannual crew qualifications at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.
President Responds To Iranian Missile Attacks
Wed, 08 Jan 2020
President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, cabinet members and military leaders, at the White House, responds to the retaliatory missile strikes against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq by the Islamic Republic of Iran.
President Trump Remarks On Iranian Missile Attacks
Wed, 08 Jan 2020
President Donald J. Trump comments on the retaliatory missile strikes against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq by the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Friendship Jump With Wings
Wed, 08 Jan 2020
Military members from 18 allied nations airborne participate in a Friendship Jump on the last day of Exercise Eager Lion over a remote section of Jordan with each one of them receiving jump wings afterwards.
Ships Perform Tactics Maneuvering
Tue, 07 Jan 2020
The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) and the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) perform division tactics maneuvering exercises in the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility.
Kids Learn To Win From Coach That Beat Death
Tue, 07 Jan 2020
That July 2008 decision saved Army veteran Tony Lightner's life. Doctors rushed him into brain surgery for treatment of an aneurysm. Then a bout with meningitis followed his surgery. Yet, more than a year later Lightner recovered and returned to one of his passions, coaching track.
Airmen Perform Bomb Build
Tue, 07 Jan 2020
U.S. Air Force 726th EABS Munitions Systems team perform a bomb build at Chabelley Airfield, Djibout.
The Duttons - A Must See
Mon, 06 Jan 2020
The entertainingly diverse Duttons Show with rich family talent that includes kids is a must see when visiting Branson, Missouri.
Marines Conduct Regimental Air Assault
Mon, 06 Jan 2020
Muddy and exhausted with dark clouds looming, the Marines trekked across a rain-soaked field, their footprints embedding into the mud with every weighted step. They marched toward the distant sound of rotor blades.
Marines Conduct Assault Amphibious Vehicle Landing
Mon, 06 Jan 2020
U.S. Marines 3d Battalion, 4th Marines, and 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, perform an Assault Amphibious Vehicle landing, at Red Beach, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California in preparation for Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise 2019.
Immediate Response Force Paratroopers Deploy
Sun, 05 Jan 2020
Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division 'Devil' Brigade prepare to deploy for the U.S. Central Command area of operations as part of a precautionary action taken to respond to increased threat levels against U.S. personnel and facilities. The 'Devil' Brigade is the nucleus of the U.S. Immediate Response Force, capable of rapidly deploying anywhere in the world in response to a variety of contingency operations.
Navy Virtual Recruiter
Sun, 05 Jan 2020
Personnel Specialist 1st Class Tonya Roberts has worn many different hats. She spent a year in Career Counseling School before transitioning to field recruiting. However, it is her role as a virtual recruiter that she enjoys the most.
U.S. Second Fleet's 2019 Arctic Ops
Sun, 05 Jan 2020
A look at the U.S. Navy Second Fleet's Arctic operations in 2019.
Marine Recruits Practice Martial Arts
Sat, 04 Jan 2020
Recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, practice during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program training session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina.
Life As A Ghost
Sat, 04 Jan 2020
The SOCOM Ghost Program is a unique broadening opportunity for junior Army acquisition professionals to directly support Special Operations Forces (SOF) warfighters.
U.S. Army Soldiers, French Tankers Defend Town - DR20
Sat, 04 Jan 2020
U.S. Army soldiers from various 2d Cavalry Regiment units along with French tankers defend a town filled with role-players during Dragoon Ready 20 (DR20) at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany.
Dogs Wait For Holiday Greetings From Returning Master
Fri, 03 Jan 2020
Two dogs dressed for the holidays await the arrival of their master, who is aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) that is preparing to moor at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California.
America's First Ice Ships and Icebreakers
Fri, 03 Jan 2020
During the Age of Sail, the seasonal pattern of icebound winters froze-in merchant vessels and reduced the wintertime demand for revenue cutters on the Great Lakes, in the Northeast and in the Mid-Atlantic States.
Cutter Bertholf Crew's Homeport Return To Loved Ones
Fri, 03 Jan 2020
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns to their homeport in Alameda, California, where waiting loved ones greet them.
President Signs National Defense Authorization Act
Thu, 02 Jan 2020
President Donald J. Trump signs S. 1790, The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 at Hangar 6 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
Arming Aircrew With Intel
Thu, 02 Jan 2020
The deployed environment is ever-changing and an aircrew does not have much time to navigate the information domain. By partnering with intel, there is time to delve into the information and highlight important points.
Strike Eagles Take Off At RAF Lakenheath
Thu, 02 Jan 2020
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles take off at Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath station that hosts United States Air Force units and personnel.
Happy New Year 2020
Wed, 01 Jan 2020
USA Patriotism! wishes all Americans a wonderful, successful, and healthy 2020 ... with special best wishes for our beloved country's brave, honorable troops and first responders!
Marines Test New Amphibious Combat Vehicle
Wed, 01 Jan 2020
The world is constantly advancing around us. As the most feared fighting force in the world, it is imperative Marines advance their capabilities along with it. The Corps’ new Amphibious Combat Vehicle is here to improve Marines’ amphibious capabilities.
Navy ROTC New Student Indoctrination
Wed, 01 Jan 2020
College freshmen students incoming to the Navy Reserve Officers' Training Corps (NROTC) program participate in a training session designed to standardize basic militarization and provide uniform training not available at individual host universities.
Cheez-It Bowl 2019 Champs Celebrate
Tue, 31 Dec 2019
Air Force Academy football players hold up the Cheez-It Bowl championship trophy on Dec. 27, 2019 after defeating Washington State University at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.
Laser Transmits Energy In 'Historic' Power-Beaming Demonstration
Tue, 31 Dec 2019
Attendees could see the system itself ... the two 13-foot-high towers, one a 2-kilowatt laser transmitter, the other a receiver of specially designed photovoltaics. But the important part, the laser that was beaming 400 watts of power across 325 meters, from the transmitter to the receiver, was invisible to the naked eye.
Soldiers Conduct Tactical Field Training - DR20
Tue, 31 Dec 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Regimental Engineer Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, conduct tactical field training during Dragoon Ready 20 (DR20) at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany.
Burial-At-Sea Aboard USS Harry S. Truman
Mon, 30 Dec 2019
A solemn full honors burial-at-sea ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Arabian Sea.
Family Reflects On Trailblazer SPAR’s Legacy Of Service
Mon, 30 Dec 2019
During the height of World War II, Rosalen H. Becker resolved to serve our country and defy convention by volunteering to support the war effort. She was among the first corps of women to enter the ranks of the U.S. Coast Guard. On January 20 1943, Becker enlisted in the Coast Guard Women’s Reserve, known as SPARs.
Marines Live-Fire HIMARS - Southern Reach 2019
Mon, 30 Dec 2019
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, a part of Marine Rotational Force – Darwin conduct High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) live-fire during Exercise Southern Reach at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Australia.
Soldiers Move To Security Location In Afghanistan
Sun, 29 Dec 2019
U.S. Army and Afghan soldiers move to a security location to conduct a key leader engagement in Southeastern Afghanistan. It is vital to discuss security efforts to bring lasting security to the people of Afghanistan.
Veterans Bonded For Life
Sun, 29 Dec 2019
Veterans of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, reunited with the help of the Independence Fund in Nashville, Tennessee in hopes of maintaining their “brotherly” connections for life support.
Coast Guard Rocky Shoreline Rescue
Sun, 29 Dec 2019
The Coast Guard and a California State Parks Lifeguard rescued a 20-year-old Humboldt State University student from being swept into a rocky shoreline near Moonstone Beach.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service At Kandahar Airfield
Sat, 28 Dec 2019
U.S. service members deployed to Afghanistan celebrated Christmas with a Christmas Eve candlelight service at Fraise Chapel on Kandahar Airfield.
The Great Task Remaining Before USA
Sat, 28 Dec 2019
Reserve Citizen Airmen and civilian personnel from Youngstown Air Reserve Station traveled to Gettysburg National Military Park for a leadership staff ride that focused on the leadership and command tactics used during the Battle of Gettysburg.
EOD Integrated Training With Military Working Dogs
Sat, 28 Dec 2019
The 6th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight held an integrated training with 6th Security Forces Squadron military working dog teams, aeromedical technicians with the 927th Aeromedical Staging Squadron and veterinary technicians with the U.S. Army Public Health Activity.
Clearing Procedures With M240B Machine Gun
Fri, 27 Dec 2019
U.S. Marine Corps PFC Jasmine Strait, a Field Radio Operator with Headquarters Company, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, practices clearing procedures with M240B Machine Gun during a basic skills training range at Camp Geiger, North Carolina.
Marines In The Early Days Of World War II
Fri, 27 Dec 2019
In the days leading up to the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service’s attack on what is now called Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham, Honolulu, Hawaii, Marine Corps leadership was actively moving Marines from China to the Philippine Islands with growing concerns over a potential attack.
Army Rangers Airborne Jump
Fri, 27 Dec 2019
A group of U.S. Army Rangers, assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, conduct an Airborne jump onto Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Georgia.
Marine Spouses Holidays Brunch
Thu, 26 Dec 2019
The family of a U.S. Marine with Marine Unmanned Aerial Squadron 3, Marine Aircraft Group 24, during the unit’s deployed spouses brunch on Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
From Corpsman To Nurse Corps
Thu, 26 Dec 2019
Naval Hospital Bremerton’s (NHB) Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP) coordinator, Nurses Association, and Nursing Professional Development Committee hosted a meet-and-greet for enlisted Sailors interested in pursuing a commission in Navy Medicine.
Marines Conduct Fire and Movement - AECE 2019
Thu, 26 Dec 2019
U.S. Marines with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines conduct Fire and Movement training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California in preparation for Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise (AECE) 2019.
A Merry Christmas Nativity
Wed, 25 Dec 2019
At Christmas, we remember this eternal truth... Every person is a beloved child of God. As one grateful nation, we praise the joy of family, the blessings of freedom, and the miracle of Christmas.
Christmas Eve Road March Remembers Deployed Troops
Wed, 25 Dec 2019
Volunteers from across the New York National Guard joined hundreds of military family members, community supporters and Gold Star Families for the annual Christmas Eve road march in Glens Falls, New York to show their support for military personnel serving overseas during the holidays.
Operation Christmas Drop 2019
Wed, 25 Dec 2019
U.S. Air Force 36th Airlift squadron C-130 Hercules, 36th AS pilots and loadmasters conduct low-cost, low-altitude air drops of packaging with food, tools and clothing to more than 56 remote South-Eastern Pacific islands of Angaur and Kayangel, Palau in support of Operation Christmas Drop 2019.
White House Nativity
Tue, 24 Dec 2019
The Nativity scene is displayed along with decorated Christmas trees in the East Room of the White House for the Christmas season.
Santa Grants Little Boy's Wish To Bring His Deployed Daddy Home
Tue, 24 Dec 2019
Santa Claus was able to fulfill a gift request greater than any amount of toys or games a 2 1/2 year old boy could have asked for ... he brought his deployed daddy home for Christmas.
Crossing The Delaware - Christmas 1776
Tue, 24 Dec 2019
Re-enactment of General George Washington and the Continental Army crossing the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776 to march to Trenton, New Jersey.
Christmas Cannon Retreat Ceremony
Mon, 23 Dec 2019
With an illuminated decorated Christmas Tree nearby, soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division fire a 75mm Howitzer blank round during the retreat ceremony when the U.S. flag is lowered in front of Hays Hall on U.S. Army Fort Drum.
Rock Legend Fogerty Remembers Time In The Army
Mon, 23 Dec 2019
While marching back and forth in his Army uniform on a hot Kentucky asphalt parade field in the spring of 1967, musical lyrics began to dance around inside "future rock music legend" John Fogerty’s head.
USS Germantown Receives LAC and AAVs
Mon, 23 Dec 2019
USS Germantown (LSD 42) receives a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) and Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) with Marines from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment after a beach landing exercise during Tiger TRIUMPH.
Santa To The Villages
Sun, 22 Dec 2019
Santa and his elf helpers stand in front of a U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter before being flown to Akhiok Island, a remote Alaskan village on Kodiak Island, where children eagerly await visiting with Santa and receiving gifts from him.
Chaplain's Own Experience Helps See The Bigger Picture
Sun, 22 Dec 2019
Capt. Genesis Guerrero, a chaplain for the 39th Air Base Wing, was 17 years old when his family almost fell apart. It started with an ugly discovery ... his father, Gene, had been caught being unfaithful. Genesis recounted the scene as a whirlwind ... culminating into unexpected terror ... His father picked up a sawed-off shotgun and pointed it at his head.
Howitzer Sling Load and Live-Fire At Schofield
Sun, 22 Dec 2019
U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter sling-loads M777 Howitzer to soldiers, who set it up and then conduct a live-fire during a two-gun raid air assault exercise at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Kids Enjoying Santa Time
Sat, 21 Dec 2019
Kids of U.S. Air Force airmen at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England and Moody Air Force Base, Georgia enjoy their special time with Santa Claus during the respective base's Children’s Christmas Party.
Remembering, Recognizing, and Honoring Those Killed In Action
Sat, 21 Dec 2019
The last Sunday of September is National Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, a tribute to recognize and honor the immeasurable loss suffered by the surviving parents and families of those killed in action.
1 MEF Marines Conduct Battalion Field Exercise
Sat, 21 Dec 2019
U.S. Marines with I Marine Expeditionary Force (1 MEF) Support Battalion, participate in the Battalion field exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
God Bless America by Metin Bereketli
Fri, 20 Dec 2019
Metin Bereketli is not only an acclaimed inspirational artist, his masterpieces wonderfully capture his emotions, feelings … including his love of the USA … as he does with his inspiring "God Bless America" painting and poem.
Breakfast With Santa
Fri, 20 Dec 2019
Kids and their parents enjoy a special Christmas breakfast with Santa Claus at the Warrior Cafe located in Naval Support Activity Bethesda.
Marine Attack Helicopters Demonstrate Naval Capabilities
Fri, 20 Dec 2019
In a powerful demonstration of aviation lethality, 12 AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters proved their worth during the complex training event Viper Storm that combined sea based principles with expeditionary operations and live-fire engagements.
Drug-Smuggling Vessel Interdiction In Pacific
Fri, 20 Dec 2019
Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) boarding teams interdict a low-profile go-fast vessel, while patrolling international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, seizing more than 3,100 pounds of suspected cocaine.
Children Sing Holiday Carol
Thu, 19 Dec 2019
Children of soldiers sing a holiday carol during the U.S. Army Fort McCoy Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony that also included crafts and pictures with Santa.
Tallest Georgia Lighthouse Marks Tybee Island
Thu, 19 Dec 2019
Tybee Island Light, the oldest and tallest lighthouse in Georgia, guides mariners into the Savannah River and welcomes visitors to this resort destination. The barrier island beacon is not only a popular tourist attraction, but also an active Aid to Navigation that lights the way for mariners into the Port of Savannah.
U.S. and Allied Aircraft Take Off - Blue Flag 2019
Thu, 19 Dec 2019
F-16C Fighting Falcons from the U.S. Air Force 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and allied fighter aircraft take off during Blue Flag 2019 at Uvda Air Base, Israel.
Santa Run At Camp Pendleton
Wed, 18 Dec 2019
Service members and their families sprint from the starting line during the Santa Run at the Assault Craft Unit 5 compound on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Navy Recruiters Swarm Memphis
Wed, 18 Dec 2019
Recruiters from Navy Recruiting Command, Navy Talent Acquisition Group Nashville and recruiting commands from around the nation visited various schools and events in a mass-Navy recruiting effort called Memphis Swarm.
Allied Ship Formation - IMX19
Wed, 18 Dec 2019
U.S. Navy and allied ships participating in the International Maritime Exercise (IMX) 2019 steam in close formation in the Arabian Gulf ... demonstrating the global resolve in maintaining regional security and stability, freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce.
Scramble The Seawolves
Tue, 17 Dec 2019
The producer of the must see documentary, Scramble The Seawolves, proudly stands with Vietnam War vetaran Seawolves, who are in the film that was shown at the Branson IMAX Military Film Festival. Scramble the Seawolves is the little known story of the U.S. Navy's first and only dedicated Attack Helicopter Squadron ... Seawolves ... the most decorated squadron in Naval Aviation history and the Vietnam War.
Brothers Run Towards Golden Dreams Serving In Army
Tue, 17 Dec 2019
After graduating with their bachelor’s degrees from their respective schools, the Bor brothers enlisted into the Army ... They thought that by joining the Army their running careers were going to be put on hold ... Instead, they are focused on making the 2020 Olympic team.
Soldiers Conduct EFMB Qualification At Fort Bragg
Tue, 17 Dec 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers participate in the Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) qualification course on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The course tested candidates on common soldier tasks and medical skills.
Customs and Border Protection Big Bend Sector Op
Mon, 16 Dec 2019
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations UH-1N twin-engine helicopter rests on the bank of the Rio Grande River in Big Bend National Park during an air-mobility operation.
A Journey From Clueless Airman To Command Chief
Mon, 16 Dec 2019
Chief Master Sgt. Hope L. Skibitsky, now the command chief of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, has had an incredible journey, from leaving for the military at 17 with nothing to her name, to becoming a command chief.
Marines Live-Fire Assault On Range 320 - ITX 5-19
Mon, 16 Dec 2019
U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division conduct a company-sized live-fire assault on range 230 during the Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-19 on Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star Transits Elliott Bay
Sun, 15 Dec 2019
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star transits Elliott Bay with the skyline of Seattle, Washington in the background.
Marine Corps UTVs Receiving Multiple Upgrades
Sun, 15 Dec 2019
Using critical feedback from Marines and taking inspiration spanning the automotive industry to desert racing, engineers and logisticians from the Light Tactical Vehicle program office at Program Executive Officer Land Systems have been working diligently to research, test, procure and implement changes to the Utility Task Vehicle (UTV).
Guardian Angel 2019 Jumpmaster Course
Sun, 15 Dec 2019
Airmen and other service members participate in the Guardian Angel 2019 Military Freefall Jumpmaster Course including jumps at U.S. Air Force Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
Wreaths Across America Day 2019
Sat, 14 Dec 2019
Wreaths Across America Day at Arlington National Cemetery on December 14, 2019 involving over 38,000 volunteers placing wreaths at every gravesite honoring all who served in the military now in eternal rest with special remembrance of the fallen ones.
WWII Marine Vet John Campbell Shares Pearl Harbor Experience
Sat, 14 Dec 2019
You couldn’t sleep, even lighting a cigarette wasn’t allowed… We were on high alert, waiting for the Japanese to attack again.
USS Gerald R. Ford Conducts Sea Trials
Sat, 14 Dec 2019
USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier returns to sea for the first time since beginning post-shakedown availability in July 2018 to conduct sea trials. Scenes include departing from Newport News, Virginia; on deck activities; and, fast turns.
The Breeze of Our Nation
Fri, 13 Dec 2019
My many rights and freedoms, mine to choose and hold ... Fifty stars and thirteen stripes, supported by the breeze ... The Breeze of Our Nation; You Keep US Flying Free!
Honor Guard Graduation Ceremony
Fri, 13 Dec 2019
Scenes of the Honor Guard graduation ceremony performance at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, where 19 new Airmen completed the 120-plus-hour Honor Guard course.
Third Generation Navy Pinned By Family Legacies
Fri, 13 Dec 2019
A USS Manchester hat firmly tucked on his head, John Ronney, pierced the collar of his granddaughter, Jennifer Rooney’s new rank during a special pinning ceremony at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune. By Rooney’s side was his son and Jennifer’s father Robert, a Navy veteran.
Soldiers Live-Fire During Dragoon Ready 20
Fri, 13 Dec 2019
U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, conduct a live-fire exercise during Dragoon Ready 20 at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Grafenwoehr, Germany.
White House 2019 Christmas
Thu, 12 Dec 2019
A glimpse of the White House shining holiday season brightly with its 2019 Christmas decorations.
Enhanced Target Acquisition Kit For Air Defense Soldiers
Thu, 12 Dec 2019
Members of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command have developed the Enhanced Target Acquisition Kit, or ETAK, to provide day, night and degraded visual environment target acquisition and tracking for man-portable systems.
American Holiday Festival Concert 2019
Thu, 12 Dec 2019
The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" performs its American Holiday Festival Concert 2019 from DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.
Navy Helicopters Fly In Formation Around Oahu
Wed, 11 Dec 2019
An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to the "Easyriders" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37, fly in formation around the Island of Oahu, Hawaii.
Children Participate In Mock Deployment At Air Force Academy
Wed, 11 Dec 2019
The Schriever and U.S. Air Force Academy Airmen and Family Readiness Centers co-hosted a mock deployment exercise geared toward military children at U.S. Air Force Academy.
Urban Motor Transportation Ops - ITX 5-19
Wed, 11 Dec 2019
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group participate in the urban motor transportation operations lane training as part of Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-19 on Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms.
Thanksgiving Visit With Troops In Iraq By Vice President Pence
Tue, 10 Dec 2019
Vice President Mike Pence and the Second Lady Karen Pence enjoy time with U.S. troops during a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Iraq.
A Marine's Mom
Tue, 10 Dec 2019
When Paul Hasenfus first stepped onto the yellow footprints at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, he had already prepared his body and mind to weather the challenges of Recruit Training. What he wasn’t ready for was an obstacle that he never saw coming; one that would change his life forever.
Coast Guard and CBP Teams Board High-Interest Vessel
Tue, 10 Dec 2019
The Coast Guard Sector New York Boarding Team partners with Customs and Border Protection New York to board a high-interest vessel in the port of New York.
Andy Williams Ozark Mountain Christmas Show
Mon, 09 Dec 2019
The Andy Williams Ozark Mountain Christmas Show at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center is an entertaining must see in Branson, Missouri ... as the iconic Lennon Sisters, with talented singer David Osmond performing a Christmas song in the November 4, 2019 show during Branson's Veterans Week illustrates.
Troops Reach Home Through USO's Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program
Mon, 09 Dec 2019
A parent reading a book to a child is one of the oldest American household traditions. It is a memorable, bonding experience, for both parent and child, which leaves lasting effects for a lifetime. For those answering the call of duty in foreign lands, this tradition continues.
Blue Angels Perform Fleur-De-Lis Over San Francisco
Mon, 09 Dec 2019
Slow motion view with multiple camera angles of the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, performing the aerobatic maneuver Fleur-De-Lis during San Francisco Fleet Week 2019 with scenic views of the city and bay below.
Army UH-60 Blackhawk Over Yamaguchi Bay
Sun, 08 Dec 2019
U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk flies in formation over Yamaguchi Bay, Japan during Orient Shield 2019. OS 19 is a premier U.S. Army and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force bilateral field training exercise that is meant to increase interoperability by testing and refining multi-domain and cross-domain concepts.
Dusty Dawgs Versus Swamp Foxes
Sun, 08 Dec 2019
The “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 and the “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 are comprised of similar aircraft, but have very different responsibilities while embarked on the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.
36th RQS Conducts Air Rescue Demonstration
Sun, 08 Dec 2019
Fairchild Air Force Base's 36th Rescue Squadron (36th RQS) conducts an air rescue demonstration. It is the only operational rescue squadron flying UH-1N helicopters within the United States that is qualified to perform 24-hour medical evacuation alert, water rescue, cargo sling and hoist operations.
Klipper Ceremony Honoring WWII Pearl Harbor Fallen
Sat, 07 Dec 2019
U.S. Marines honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors, who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on December 7, 1941 during the annual ceremony at the Klipper Memorial on Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
Laser, High-Powered Microwave, and Hypersonic Weapons On Horizon
Sat, 07 Dec 2019
Today the United States is battling to outpace similar efforts from our adversaries. To address those threats, the Army is accelerating the fielding of its own long-range hypersonic weapon to deliver, by fiscal year 2023, an experimental prototype with residual combat capability ... meaning Soldiers have it and can use it in combat, if needed, to a unit of action. In this case, the unit is a battery in a strategic fires battalion.
ROTC Ranger Challenge 2019
Sat, 07 Dec 2019
Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Cadets from various schools compete in the ROTC Ranger Challenge 2019 at U.S. Army Fort McCoy, Wisconsin with the first day day events including Call For Fire and Zodiac Movement.
2019 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Fri, 06 Dec 2019
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump light the 2019 National Christmas Tree during the 97th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., starting the national celebration of the holiday season for the enthusiastic crowd and their fellow Americans.
Defending The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Network
Fri, 06 Dec 2019
To increase the defense of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft cyber network, Air Combat Command selected the 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron at Creech Air Force Base to be one of the first squadrons to test the possibilities of the Cyber Squadron Initiative.
Marines Fast Rope From Osprey
Fri, 06 Dec 2019
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, a part of Marine Rational Force - Darwin (MRF-D), conduct fast rope training at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia.
Patriotic Personalized/Customization Gift Items
Thu, 05 Dec 2019
Patriotic gift items available at the USA Patriotism! store that can be customized/personalized with a name or another expression of your choice with all including images displaying American pride.
First Lady and Marines Visit Salvation Army Clapton Center
Thu, 05 Dec 2019
First Lady Melania Trump and United States Marines visit the Salvation Army Clapton Center in London, where she interacted with fifth-graders from Baden Powell Primary School giving each one a Be Best Christmas ornament.
Call Sign "Raider 96"
Thu, 05 Dec 2019
Appearing in authentic 1945-1948 Marine Corps dress blues with his original regalia, World War II Veteran Marine Cpl. Leonard B. Turner, affectionately nicknamed “Raider 96” ... marched into the ballroom behind the traditional birthday cake as the slow version of the Marines Hymn played during the Marine Forces Special Operations Command’s 244th Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Wilmington, NC.
San Francisco 2019 Fleet Week Parade Of Ships
Thu, 05 Dec 2019
U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships passing under the Golden Gate Bridge and through the San Francisco Bay during the San Francisco Fleet Week 2019.
Local High School Students Attend STEM Day
Wed, 04 Dec 2019
The Defense Threat Agency sponsored 2019 Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio conducts a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Day for more than 35 high school-aged students from the local school district.
Local Cub Scout Pack Brings Joy To Veterans
Wed, 04 Dec 2019
If joy could be measured monetarily, the Veterans who were treated with a visit by members of Cub Scout Pack 88 at Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico ... may have been considered the wealthiest of all on this day.
Medic Rodeo 2019 At Cannon AFB
Wed, 04 Dec 2019
A variety of riveting scenes, including slow motion, of airmen participating in the Medic Rodeo 2019 event at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico.
Explosive Detection Canine Sniffs At NFL Game
Tue, 03 Dec 2019
Petty Officer 1st Class Jordan Brosowsky, a maritime security specialist at Marine Safety and Security Team San Francisco, and his explosive detection canine Ricky, conduct security sweeps for explosives outside Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
Hackathon Encourages Youth Critical Thinking
Tue, 03 Dec 2019
How would you save the city of Philadelphia from a disastrous flood of the Delaware River? Students aged 14-21 answered that question at a Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support sponsored "hackathon" called the River Rise Challenge.
Soldiers Send Rounds Downrange - SJ19
Tue, 03 Dec 2019
Soldiers with 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Infantry Ariborne Brigade conduct artillery live-fire during Saber Junction 19 (SJ19) at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Honoring Veterans - Walmart Tribute and Shindigs Shows
Mon, 02 Dec 2019
VeteransShow.com's is another veterans organization providing events honoring military veterans and active troops during the annual Branson Veterans Week including its Shindigs Welcome Home and WALMART Tribute Veterans Shows in November 2019.
More Lethal Stryker Force To Face Near-Peer Adversaries Of Future
Mon, 02 Dec 2019
The Army is pressing ahead vigorously with efforts to make its Stryker Brigade Combat Teams more deadly and otherwise ready to take on large, modern adversaries on the battlefield.
Marines Live-Fire Attack On Range 400 - ITX 5-19
Mon, 02 Dec 2019
Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division conduct a company-sized attack on range 400 during the Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-19 on Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
WWII Hero Air Force Vet Celebrates 100th Birthday
Sun, 01 Dec 2019
On November 29, 2019, the Air National Guard 104th Fighter Wing in Westfield, Massachusetts threw a surprise birthday party for retired Col. Edwin J. Malikowski on November 25, 2019, who turned 100 on November 29th. Malikowski spent 39 years in service through the Army and Air National Guard, earning two Bronze Stars in World War II.
USAF Special Tactics Tech. Sgt. Cody Smith Awarded Silver Star
Sun, 01 Dec 2019
Family, friends and teammates gathered as U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presented the Silver Star Medal to U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cody Smith, a Special Tactics combat controller with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, 24th Special Operations Wing, for his heroic actions while deployed to Afghanistan in October 2018.
Cocaine Transfer From Smuggling Semi-Submersible
Sun, 01 Dec 2019
U.S. Coast Guard crews transfer bales of seized cocaine from a semi-submersible suspected smuggling vessel onto Coast Guard interceptor boats and take them aboard the cutter Bertholf in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
Ships Transit Eastern Pacific Ocean
Sat, 30 Nov 2019
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russel (DDG 59) and the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transit the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
WWII Marine Veteran Hero Assumes Final Post At 100
Sat, 30 Nov 2019
This story is about World War II Guadalcanal battle veteran Marine Corps Major Robert H. Haggerty ... a husband, father, and Silver Star recipient.
B-2 Spirit Bombers Land At RAF Fairford
Sat, 30 Nov 2019
U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers land at RAF Fairford, England after flying operations during Bomber Task Force Europe 2019.
President Trump With Troops In Afghanistan
Fri, 29 Nov 2019
President Donald J. Trump with with U.S. troops during his surprise Thanksgiving Day visit to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
91-Year-Old Restoration Volunteer Preserves Air Force Heritage
Fri, 29 Nov 2019
John Rumpf (91) is a restoration volunteer at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, and understands exactly what it takes to keep aircraft "museum ready" ... with the smallest of details often the most crucial.
President Trump Addresses Troops In Afghanistan On Thanksgiving
Fri, 29 Nov 2019
President Donald J. Trump makes a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan where he met with U.S. troops ... and highlights their sacrifices and grit in fighting against extremism during his remarks.
Vice President Pence Addresses Soldiers At Fort Hood
Fri, 29 Nov 2019
Vice President Mike Pence addresses soldiers at U.S. Army Fort Hood located in Killeen, Texas.
Thanksgiving Presidential Pardon and Proclamation
Thu, 28 Nov 2019
President Donald J. Trump pardons “Butter” the turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House ... "On Thanksgiving Day, we remember with reverence and gratitude the bountiful blessings afforded to us by our Creator, and we recommit to sharing in a spirit of thanksgiving and generosity with our friends, neighbors, and families..."
A Navy Recruiter’s Call To Service
Thu, 28 Nov 2019
Mass Communication Specialist Third Class Michael DiGabriele's life didn’t actually come together until he joined the Navy. His dedication to service is relentless and takes priority over all his surroundings.
USS Gabrielle Giffords Launches Naval Strike Missile
Thu, 28 Nov 2019
Real-time and slow motion views of the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords launching a Naval Strike Missile during exercise Pacific Griffin.
Presidential Salute For Fallens' Dignified Transfer
Wed, 27 Nov 2019
President Donald J. Trump salutes and First Lady Melania Trump places her hand over her heart during the dignified transfer ceremony for fallen United States Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 David C. Knadle, of Tarrant, Texas, and United States Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr., of Keaau, Hawaii at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware.
Team Leader Academy Helps Strengthen Small Unit Leadership
Wed, 27 Nov 2019
The training focused on team leaders and those identified as potential team leaders. The participants broke up into their own squads, comprised of two teams of four Soldiers. Squad leaders and team leaders would rotate throughout the week-long course.
Army Military Police Conduct Room Clearing
Wed, 27 Nov 2019
U.S. Army Military Police assigned to Directorate of Emergency Services, U.S. Army Garrison Benelux practice room clearing training during Law Enforcement Certification in Caserne Daumerie, Chièvres, Belgium.
Honoring Fallen CWOs David Knadle and Kirk Fuchigami Jr.
Tue, 26 Nov 2019
Battle cross displays honor fallen Chief Warrant Officer 2 David C. Knadle and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr. in Erbil, Iraq with fellow troopers with the U.S. Army 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment and 244th Combat Aviation Brigade’s Task Force Warhawk saluting off scene during their memorial service.
Marine Corps Combat Marksmanship Coaching and Trainers Course
Tue, 26 Nov 2019
Marines uphold the fundamental aspect of “Every Marine a rifleman” by ensuring considerable time and resources are invested into training every Marine in marksmanship, regardless of their military occupational specialty. Combat Marksmanship Coaches are the Marines who help make this happen.
Marines Conduct Mechanized Range - Agile Spirit 2019
Tue, 26 Nov 2019
U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, conduct a mechanized range with assault vehicles and tanks during exercise Agile Spirit 2019 in Orpholo, Georgia.
Marines Conduct Live-Fire Field Exercise
Mon, 25 Nov 2019
Marines with Bravo Company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C. conduct a live-fire range during a field exercise at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia ... pushing themselves to their limits to prepare for future operating forces of the Marine Corps.
Legacy’s Shadow - Rising Hearts From Sunken World War I Ship
Mon, 25 Nov 2019
One hundred one years ago today 130 Sailors and Coast Guardsmen onboard cutter Tampa paid the ultimate price to safeguard liberty during World War I ... John Kendall, grandnephew of Saldarini, sat looking at the audience in awe and shock. He couldn’t believe how much these service members were going out of their way to honor his granduncle.
Secret Service Officers Work With K-9s
Mon, 25 Nov 2019
U.S. Secret Service officers work with their K-9s at their new facility at the Rowley Training Center in Beltsville, Maryland.
Coast Guard Boot Camp Graduate Meets Son For First Time
Sun, 24 Nov 2019
Seaman Ryan Wilson holds his newborn son for the first time, as his wife and baby daughter happily watch. Wilson had just graduated U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, after completing the 8-week training course with Recruit Company Bravo-198.
The Four Paws Of Resilience
Sun, 24 Nov 2019
As the Air Force refocuses on resiliency, I think about the people who have been there for me, but I also think about the canine companions I’ve had in my life, and how they have been there for me every time.
We Are Going
Sun, 24 Nov 2019
We are going to the Moon by 2024 to stay ... Then to Mars ... And this is how.
Airman, Pilot Takeoff Salute
Sat, 23 Nov 2019
Airman 1st Class Damon, 332d Air Expeditionary Wing crew chief, and pilot of a F-15E Strike Eagle salute each other before takeoff at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
Hooyah Battle Chaps
Sat, 23 Nov 2019
As the night shift begins, 1MC (shipboard public address circuits) clicks on ... “stand by for the evening prayer”. A deep voice dripping with a Kansas accent passes throughout the ship, “good evening big five family”. This one of the nightly routines for Lt. Joshua Holland, amphibious assault ship USS Bataan’s LHD 5, deputy chaplain, who has been lovingly dubbed by the crew as “Battle Chaps”.
Cutters Midgett and Kimball Transit To Honolulu
Sat, 23 Nov 2019
Two of the newest U.S. Coast Guard Cutters, Midgett (WMSL 757) and Kimball (WMSL 756), transit to their homeport Honolulu, Hawaii.
Para-Commando With Old Glory Above Aviation Nation 2019
Fri, 22 Nov 2019
A member of the Para-Commandos, the U.S. Special Operations Command, premier aerial parachute demonstration team carries the American flag as the national anthem plays at the Aviation Nation 2019 Air Show at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
Camp Roberts Historical Museum Brings Army History Alive
Fri, 22 Nov 2019
The Camp Roberts Historical Museum has two historic World War II-era buildings with a variety of static and interactive exhibits, including... wheeled and track vehicles; video viewing rooms; military research libraries; archival room; historical weapons; vintage maps; photos; and, around fifty life-like mannequins.
USS Germantown Fires Close-In Weapons System
Fri, 22 Nov 2019
The Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) that is part of Commander, Amphibious Squadron 11 fires a close in weapons system during its deployment in the Indo-Pacific region.
Sailor Fires Machine Gun From Sea Hawk
Thu, 21 Nov 2019
Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Joseph Tonna, assigned to the "Merlins" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 3, fires a .50 caliber machine gun from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, while participating in a weapons qualification exercise off the coast of southern California.
Aussies Reconnect With U.S. Marines At The Blue Diamond
Thu, 21 Nov 2019
Graeme and Carmel Day had just arrived from Australia for the first stop of their two-day base tour of Camp Pendleton to partake in the trip of a lifetime after years of personal study and admiration for the feats of the 1st Marine Division in the Pacific during World War Two. But their interest in the 1st Marine Division was more than just academic curiosity. In 1943, Graeme’s grandparents had welcomed three U.S. Marines into their home to stay with them during the Marines’ rest and recuperation period following the Battle of Guadalcanal.
Patriot Missile Career Training
Thu, 21 Nov 2019
Soldiers who operate the Patriot missile defense system are trained at Fort Sill, as was the case in August 2019 during a training and capstone event for Patriot Fire Control Enhanced Operator/Maintainers (14E) and Patriot Launching Station Enhanced Operator/Maintainers (14T).
Old Glory Parachute Jump - Marne Week
Wed, 20 Nov 2019
Sgt. 1st Class Shelby Bixler, an Army Special Forces Recruiter assigned to the Black Dagger Parachute Team, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, parachutes through the air with the American Flag to start off the Special Forces Challenge during Marne Week 2019.
Marine Corps F-35Bs and USS America Shape Future Of Amphibious Operations
Wed, 20 Nov 2019
For the first time, Marines, sailors and airmen from across I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) embarked more than a dozen fully operational F-35B Lightning IIs aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America ... Particular emphasis partnering Marine forces with surface combatants was placed on combining Landing Helicopter Assault and Dock ships with superior aviation capabilities unique to the F-35B ... creating a 'Lightning Carrier'.
Marines At Martial Arts Instructor Course - Camp Hansen
Wed, 20 Nov 2019
U.S. Marines with 3rd Marine Division and Marine Corps Installations Pacific participate in a three week Martial Arts Instructor course on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.
Marine Corps Recruits - Forming Day
Tue, 19 Nov 2019
Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion experience Forming Day learning the rules and regulations of recruit training on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC.
Students Attend STEM Event At Colonel Bud Day Field
Tue, 19 Nov 2019
Students from West High School, jumped off a large yellow school bus in Sioux City, Iowa to attend a Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) event at Colonel Bud Day Field.
Flying Through Hurricane Dorian
Tue, 19 Nov 2019
U.S. Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters fly through the eye of Hurricane Dorian on September 2, 2019 to gather pertinent data for the National Hurricane Center to assist in forecasting.
Military Veterans Honored In Branson
Mon, 18 Nov 2019
Scenes of the Branson 2019 Veterans Week opening live "Vets For Vets" Show and Veterans Village by the nonprofit Branson Veterans Task Force. Both are free occurring annually and all about honoring military veterans.
USS Olympia Completes Around-The-World 'Final' Deployment
Mon, 18 Nov 2019
The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia successfully completed a seven-month around-the-world 'final' deployment, while conducting operations in support of national security.
USS Constitution Educator Underway 2019
Mon, 18 Nov 2019
The USS Constitution is underway in Boston Harbor with educators to celebrate the beginning of the school year and commemorate Constitution’s lifelong role in education.Three hundred educators with their students took the special learning cruise in September 2019.
Boston ICE Officers Arrest Criminal Aliens
Sun, 17 Nov 2019
Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Boston ICE Officers conducted a 3-day enforcement operation targeting fugitive criminal aliens involved in the illegal narcotics trade. ERO Officers made a total of 19 arrests in the greater Boston area.
Soldiers Put Skills To The Test In Training Events
Sun, 17 Nov 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers from the 3-1 AHB conducted a dynamic variety of training exercises, including a bilateral paradrop, a personnel recovery training lane and aerial gunnery qualification tables, at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.
Soldiers Live-Fire M4s In ROK
Sun, 17 Nov 2019
Helmet view of U.S. Army soldiers with 3rd Brigade (Greywolf Brigade), 1st Cavalry Division conduct squad live-fire training with M4 carbines during deployment in the Republic of Korea.
Coast Guard Officers Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross
Sat, 16 Nov 2019
Coast Guard Lt. Cmdrs Jason Carrillo and Daniel Crowley received the Distinguished Flying Cross medal in Washington, D.C. for their heroic actions during the Coast Guard’s Hurricane Harvey response.
Marines Taser Train At Camp Foster
Sat, 16 Nov 2019
U.S. Marines assigned to Provost Marshal’s Office, Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific, underwent Human Electro-muscular Incapacitation Taser training at Camp Foster.
Marines Live-Fire M1A1 Tanks At Camp Lejeune
Sat, 16 Nov 2019
U.S. Marines with 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division conduct a course of fire during a gunnery range at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to maintain combat effectiveness on the M1A1 Abrams main battle tank.
Blue Angels Perform At 2019 NAS Pensacola Air Show
Fri, 15 Nov 2019
The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels perform aerial acts during the 2019 Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show.
EOD Technicians Conduct EODEX 2019
Fri, 15 Nov 2019
Two explosive ordnance disposal Marines, an Air Force EOD technician and a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist Marine stood around a manhole, peering down at a dummy with its limbs in unnatural positions ... a simulated casualty that needed to be retrieved.
Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demo
Fri, 15 Nov 2019
A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew conducts a search and rescue demonstration in San Diego that was viewed by visitors aboard the USS Midway Museum at the Navy Pier.
Vietnam – 10 14 58
Thu, 14 Nov 2019
I was 10 when I learned there was war going on ... Because I had a friend whose daddy was gone ... To a faraway place, for far, far too long ... He lived in a prison camp in Vietnam...
Soldier Gives Boy Flag On Veterans Day
Thu, 14 Nov 2019
A U.S. Army soldier hands a flag to a little boy sitting on his dad's shoulders as their family's attends the National Veterans Day Observation in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Saving Lives In The Future Battlespace
Thu, 14 Nov 2019
In and out of emerald islands that dot the clear turquoise of the Caribbean Sea, a Texas Air National Guard C-130 Hercules from the 136th Airlift Wing out of Carswell Field, Texas, weaves close enough to see the windows of the colorful houses in the hills below as its crew executes low-level navigation during a training event at the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix.
Demo Teams Hudson River Flyover
Thu, 14 Nov 2019
History was made as the F-35 Demo Team participated in a multinational flyover the Hudson River in Manhattan and West Point, New York. The formation included the F-22 Demo Team, Thunderbirds and Royal Air Force Red Arrows.
POTUS Trump and First Lady Escorted by Marines
Wed, 13 Nov 2019
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump escorted by U.S. Marines await the arrival of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Mrs. Emine Erdogan Wednesday at the South Portico of the White House.
POWs Operationalize History On NAS Pensacola
Wed, 13 Nov 2019
Thousands of officer and enlisted aviation students receive flight physical evaluations annually through the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. Tucked away in the back of the same building that all of those students receive their first flight physical is the Robert E. Mitchell Center (REMC) for Prisoner of War (POW) Studies.
President Trump's Remarks At NYC 2019 Veterans Day Parade
Wed, 13 Nov 2019
Today, we come together as one nation to salute the veterans of the United States Armed Forces ... the greatest warriors to ever walk the face of the Earth. Our veterans risked everything for us. Now, it is our duty to serve and protect them every single day of our lives.
National Veterans Day Observance 2019
Tue, 12 Nov 2019
Veterans, troops, and other visitors attend the National Veterans Day Observation in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Newest Soldiers, Future Vets Embody America's Hopes, Dreams
Tue, 12 Nov 2019
Young military members undergoing initial entry training are the embodiment of America’s hopes and dreams ... the vessels bearing the torches of this nation’s most precious ideals and beliefs.
Sailors Fire M-240 B Machine Gun
Tue, 12 Nov 2019
Sailors assigned to Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa fire an M-240 B machine gun during a sustainment shoot at Camp Hansen in Okinawa, Japan.
I'd Be The Hero
Mon, 11 Nov 2019
Heartfelt music video involving third graders from Tussing Elementary School performing "I'd Be The Hero" written Michael and Angela Souders that honors active troops, their wounded and fallen comrades ... and the ones who served before them ... veterans.
Veterans Day 2019
Mon, 11 Nov 2019
Presidential Proclamation... "On November 11, Americans commemorate the service, sacrifice, and immeasurable contributions of our Nation’s veterans who have proudly worn our country’s uniform to defend and preserve our precious liberty. As we celebrate Veterans Day, we pause to recognize the brave men and women who have fearlessly and faithfully worked to defend the United States and our freedom. Their devotion to duty and patriotism deserves the respect and admiration of our grateful Nation each and every day..."
Stovell Brothers Keep Family Tradition Of Army Service
Mon, 11 Nov 2019
The three Stovall brothers follow a proud military family tradition and legacy of service to the Army ... Altogether, the five Stovall generations (starting with the great-grandfather) have completed nine combat tours, with more on the way before their duty to country and service in the Army is complete.
Soldiers Fire AT4-CS Weapon
Mon, 11 Nov 2019
U.S. Soldiers assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, fire AT4-CS confined space light anti-armor weapons at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
U.S. Marine Corps 244th Birthday
Sun, 10 Nov 2019
Happy 244th birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps ... and to each brave, proud, honorable Marine (Active, Reserve, and Veteran) ... Semper Fidelis!
The Warrior's Fight ... Paying It Forward
Sun, 10 Nov 2019
Marine Forces Special Operations Command hosted Chad Robichaux, founder of the Mighty Oaks Foundation, to provide information to Marines and Sailors about the Mighty Oaks Warrior Program that uses a grassroots approach, empowering veterans and active duty members to begin their PTSD healing.
Marines Provide Artillery Support - ITX 5-19
Sun, 10 Nov 2019
U.S. Marines with Kilo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment fire the M777 Howitzer in support of the Mechanized Assault Course during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-19 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
BraveHearts At Marine Corps War Memorial
Sat, 09 Nov 2019
BraveHearts riders stop in front of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial during the Trail to Zero ride in Arlington, Virginia. The Trail to Zero ride came to Northern Virginia to shed light on the epidemic of Veteran suicide.
JBSA Honor Guard - Past, Present and Future
Sat, 09 Nov 2019
For each Honor Guardsman, this duty can be something totally different. To capture the entire realm of honor guard, three Airmen gave their perspective.
Patriot Warrior 2019
Sat, 09 Nov 2019
Patriot Warrior is the Air Force Reserve Command’s premier exercise, providing an opportunity for Reserve Citizen Airmen to train with joint and international partners in airlift, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support at Fort McCoy, Wis., Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., and Minneapolis-St. Paul Joint Air Reserve Station, Minnesota.
God Bless The USA by The Texas Tenors
Sat, 09 Nov 2019
The Texas Tenors' heartfelt, inpiring God Bless The USA music video of the iconic patriotic song written by Lee Greenwood.
Rescue Squadron Pave Hawk Over Moody AFB
Fri, 08 Nov 2019
An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron participates in the 2019 Thunder Over South Georgia Open House combat search and rescue demonstration at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia.
Never Forget, Never Lose Faith
Fri, 08 Nov 2019
In 1967 a 12-year-old boy received a telegram notifying him that an aircraft carrying his father, Maj. Mark Stephensen, had failed to return after a mission in North Vietnam. That boy was Mark Stephensen II, vice-chairman for the National League of POW/MIA families.
Miniature Blimp Swarm
Fri, 08 Nov 2019
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researchers have advanced physicomimetics and nature-inspired techniques for teams of autonomous systems and plan to continue to develop new algorithms for swarming behaviors.
EOD Technicians Free-Fall Training
Thu, 07 Nov 2019
Explosive ordnance disposal technicians, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8, conduct military free-fall training with Spanish service members in Rota, Spain.
Innovative Thinking At 'Hack the Machine' 2019
Thu, 07 Nov 2019
Hack the Machine is a unique digital experience that brings together a diverse set of professionals to work alongside military and government personnel to address some of the most challenging issues the Navy is currently facing.
Soldiers Conduct Live Claymore Range
Thu, 07 Nov 2019
Soldiers with 65th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, conduct a live claymore range at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Soldiers Provide Tactical Combat Casualty Care
Wed, 06 Nov 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers with the Regimental Support Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment provide tactical combat casualty care during a simulated indirect fire attack during Dragoon Ready 20 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.
Tougher Combat-Like Standards For Army Small Arms Training
Wed, 06 Nov 2019
The U.S. Army has drawn up a sweeping overhaul of how it will train Soldiers in using small arms ... rifles, pistols and automatic rifles ... a revamp that adds tougher standards and combat-like rigor to training and testing marksmanship.
Marines Fire M240B Machine Guns - Agile Spirit 2019
Wed, 06 Nov 2019
U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, fire the M240B machine gun, during exercise Agile Spirit 2019 in Orpholo, Georgia.
MCAS Iwakuni Marine Corps Birthday Pageant
Tue, 05 Nov 2019
U.S. Marines and Sailors from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, take part in the 244th Marine Corps birthday uniform pageant at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
Marines Train At Eager Lion 2019
Tue, 05 Nov 2019
U.S. Marines with India Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participated in military-to-military relationship building exercises during Exercise Eager Lion 2019 in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Tactical Air Control Party Specialists Conduct Training
Tue, 05 Nov 2019
U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Control Party Specialists (TACP) conduct training at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. These highly trained experts go through intense physical, mental and technical training in order to withstand the demanding conditions of battle and provide their team with the firepower they need for continued success on the battlefield.
Students Give Back To Roseburg VA Health Care System
Mon, 04 Nov 2019
Fifteen freshman students from Douglas High School partnered with the Roseburg VA Health Care System to help give back to the Veteran community, Roseburg, Oregon.
Fearless Female Troops Unite, Empower One Another
Mon, 04 Nov 2019
Trekking along a road blazed more than a century ago by the late Opha May Johnson, the first female to enlist into the U.S. Marine Corps, is no easy feat. Thousands have courageously followed her footsteps encouraging powerful women, of all nationalities ... The Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army Quick Reaction Force is comprised of a platoon of female Soldiers trained for rapid response situations where male Soldiers cannot realistically engage with women encountered by the armed forces.
U.S. Navy Seabees
Mon, 04 Nov 2019
For over 70 years, the men and women of the Naval Construction Force (Seabees) have been giving their all to protect our Nation and serve our armed forces with pride.
WWII POW Lt. Crotty's Full Honors Burial
Sun, 03 Nov 2019
The U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard begins the flag-folding ceremony as part of the full military honors burial for Lt. Thomas Crotty, a USCG POW, in Buffalo, New York. Crotty was taken prisoner following the defense of the Philippines in World War II and later died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. His remains were recently identified by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.
Airman Helps Fight War On Drugs
Sun, 03 Nov 2019
As a criminal analyst, Tech. Sgt. Michael Hilliard combines his unique civilian skills with the capabilities gained through his military service to help support the Counterdrug Task Force and their fight against drugs.
Combat Artists
Sun, 03 Nov 2019
In Norway, illustrative journalist Richard Johnson mentored U.S. Marine Corps Captain CJ Baumann, as they sketched U.S. Marines and Norwegian troops involved in moving tanks and performing other activites during NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 2018.
Air Force Freestyle Drill Team Performs
Sat, 02 Nov 2019
Members of the 338th Training Squadron freestyle drill team perform during the 81st Training Group drill down on the Levitow Training Support Facility drill pad at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.
Autonomous Swarming Aerial Payload Delivery System
Sat, 02 Nov 2019
The team of NIWC Atlantic engineers has been advancing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology through their work on autonomous drone swarms for nearly a decade, and most recently demonstrated hardware consolidation and integration with another NIWC Atlantic project at the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise.
White Falcons Conduct Airborne Op
Sat, 02 Nov 2019
Paratroopers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conducted an airborne operation on Sicily Drop Zone at Fort Bragg.
Sea Hawk Jacksonville Flyover
Fri, 01 Nov 2019
A MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 46 stationed at Naval Station Mayport, flies over Jacksonville, Florida.
Strong Bonds Foster Positive Communication, Relationship Resiliency
Fri, 01 Nov 2019
The Strong Bonds family readiness program is making a positive impact at a command that deploys regularly. The chaplain-led program aims to increase Soldier and family readiness through relationship education and skills training. The program offers events for married couples, single Soldiers and families.
Soldiers React To Complex Enemy Attack - PC2019
Fri, 01 Nov 2019
Army National Guard Soldiers react to a complex enemy attack (indirect and direct fire) at night and then again into the morning during Patriot Crucible 2019 (PC2019) ... an intense two-week field training exercise ... at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts.
Army Master Sgt. Matthew Williams Receives Medal of Honor
Thu, 31 Oct 2019
Scenes of U.S. Army Master Sgt. Matthew O. Williams being presented the Medal of Honor by President Donald J. Trump ... as his family, fellow Green Beret soldiers, other Medal of Honor recipients, Army leaders, and other government officials proudly witness him being recognized as one of the United States' greatest hero.
Army Special Forces MSgt. Matthew Williams Receives Medal of Honor
Thu, 31 Oct 2019
President Donald J. Trump presented the Medal of Honor to Master Sgt. Matthew Williams Wednesday, for his actions in Shok Valley that saved the lives of his fellow Soldiers and commandos. Williams is the second member of his detachment to receive the Medal of Honor for the same operation.
Matthew Williams' Medal of Honor Ceremony
Thu, 31 Oct 2019
President Donald J. Trump presents U.S. Army Master Sgt. Matthew O. Williams with the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty for his heroic actions during the Battle of Shok Valley in the Nuristan Province of Afghanistan in April 2008.
Cradle-Drop Drag During EFMB Qualification
Wed, 30 Oct 2019
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Savanah Gideon, a combat medic assigned to the Womack Army Medical Center, conducts a cradle-drop drag with a fellow soldier casualty during the Expert Field Medical Badge qualification course.
Handheld Tablet Improves Situational Awareness For Marines
Wed, 30 Oct 2019
The Marine Air-Ground Task Force Common Handheld is a tablet-based communication system that enhances situational awareness on the battlefield. The device enables dismounted Marines to leverage commercial smart devices to plot and share locations.
Marines Conduct Mountain Exercise 4-19
Wed, 30 Oct 2019
U.S. Marines with 1st Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group operate in a mountainous terrain in order to supply Marines with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment during Mountain Exercise 4-19 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center at Bridgeport, California.
Rapid Deployment Flight Formation
Tue, 29 Oct 2019
U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey helicopters with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169 currently attached to 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, fly in a formation during a rapid deployment exercise conducted by 1st MAW in Okinawa, Japan.
WWII Fallen Marine Finally Comes Home
Tue, 29 Oct 2019
Staff Sgt. Wesley L. Kroenung was 24 years old when he made the commitment to join the United States Marine Corps and become a Marine Corps combat cameraman. Before long, Kroenung found himself storming the shores of Tarawa, where he would ultimately make the greatest sacrifice by laying down his life for his country.
Army Sgt. James G. Johnston - Dignified Transfer
Tue, 29 Oct 2019
A U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Sgt. James G. Johnston (24), during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Sgt. Johnston died due to injuries sustained by small arms fire in Afghanistan. He received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Battlefield Cross Guards Memorial Traveling Wall
Mon, 28 Oct 2019
A Battlefield Cross stands silent guard in front of the Oregon Memorial Traveling Wall during the Roseburg VA Health Care System's annual Veteran Stand Down in Roseburg, Oregon.
Spacecom Allows USA To Retain 'High Ground'
Mon, 28 Oct 2019
U.S. Space Command (Air Force Space Command) is an integral part of today's National Security Strategy. Great power competition with Russia and China has returned. Iran and North Korea pose lesser, but still dangerous, challenges. Space Command must deter enemies from challenging U.S. space capabilities, and, if that fails, be able to soundly defeat any threat.
Coast Guard In The Pacific - WWII To Today
Mon, 28 Oct 2019
A look at the U.S. Coast Guard serving as a vital component of the Pacific Campaign during World War II including its role in the liberation of Guam in 1944 ... with the same ongoing valiant service through today ... 75 years later.
Search and Rescue Exercise Off Maui
Sun, 27 Oct 2019
The crew of the Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter William Hart standby after a Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted it’s rescue basket with Oscar, a simulated rescue dummy, during a search and rescue exercise near Kapalua, Maui.
Former VW POW, Fighter Pilot Shares Leadership Wisdom
Sun, 27 Oct 2019
For several months, a dank 6.5' x 7' foot cell at the Hanoi Hilton served as a crucible that tested the limits of human endurance for retired Air Force Col. Leon Ellis and three of his fellow prisoners.
12th Air Force (AFSOUTH)
Sun, 27 Oct 2019
The 12th Air Force (AFSOUTH) organizes, trains and equips Airmen under its command for worldwide deployment. It also 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.
Virtual Reality Pilot Training At Air Force Academy
Sat, 26 Oct 2019
U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet 1st Class Cade Cavanagh uses an immersive training device during a virtual reality Pilot Training Next course at the U.S. Air Force Academy airfield.
Seabees Conduct Command Post Exercise
Sat, 26 Oct 2019
Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 conducted Command Post Exercise on Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme as part of the battalion's Fleet Response Training Plan. The exercise challenges NMCB-3's command and control, communications and timely decision making capabilities through real-world scenarios.
We Are Navy CRNAs
Sat, 26 Oct 2019
U.S. Navy Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are advanced practice registered nurses with graduate level education, who enjoy a high degree of autonomy and professional respect.
Coastal Riverine Squadron Live-Fire
Fri, 25 Oct 2019
Scenes of Coastal Riverine Squadron 3 conducting live-fire exercises aboard a Mark VI patrol boat at an undisclosed location in the Pacific Ocean.
Army Reserve Soldiers Hone Combat Skills
Fri, 25 Oct 2019
Army Reserve Soldiers from across the nation conducted a variety of combat related training in an effort to hone their individual and collective skills and increase their overall battlefield lethality and survivability.
11th MEU MRF VBSS Training - Arabian Gulf
Fri, 25 Oct 2019
U.S. Marines and Sailors with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha in the Arabian Gulf.
Tomb of the Unknown's Oldest Living Sentinel
Thu, 24 Oct 2019
Jack Eaton (100), the oldest living Tomb Sentinel (1938-1940), visits the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with his family ... meeting current Sentinels and watching the Changing of the Guard Ceremony.
Scrum For Warfighters
Thu, 24 Oct 2019
“Scrum” is a process of identifying goals or problems and working as a team with a singular end state in mind. Transparency and open communication keep everyone on track with what they are doing and why. This allows members of the team to assess the effectiveness of their actions and adjust constantly to improve.
Soldiers Conduct Decisive Action - 2019 Hickory Sting
Thu, 24 Oct 2019
Over 4,200 Soldiers from four National Guard states comprised of North Carolina, West Virginia, Ohio and South Carolina National Guardsmen conduct a decisive action rotation focused on combined arms maneuver and collective gunnery at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California for Operation Hickory Sting.
Marines Fire M16A4 Rifles
Wed, 23 Oct 2019
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 8, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, fire M16A4 service rifles during the advance motorized operators course as part of Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 1-20 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Airman Pursues Passion In Honor Guard
Wed, 23 Oct 2019
He learned early in his career that he had a passion for instilling confidence and discipline into Airmen. Now, Tech. Sgt. Jamaal Smalls feels privileged to be the NCO in charge (NCOIC) of Moody’s Honor Guard to pass those values into Airmen he leads.
Defense Logistics Agency Energy In Action
Wed, 23 Oct 2019
With a history that spans more than 70 years, dating back to World War II, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy provides the Department of Defense and other government agencies with comprehensive energy solutions in the most effective and efficient manner possible.
Fast Rope Onto Coast Guard Cutter
Tue, 22 Oct 2019
Coast Guard members from Maritime Security Response Team West based out of San Diego, fast rope from a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter onto the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast for a tactical demonstration during 2019 San Francisco Fleet Week’s Parade of Ships.
USS Boxer Resurrects WWII Communication Tactic
Tue, 22 Oct 2019
One hundred and ten degree heat radiated from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer as an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter swooped in and dropped a message resurrecting an 80-year-old aircraft-to-ship alternative communication method used during World War II.
Young Marines At Cyber Camp
Tue, 22 Oct 2019
Teens with the Young Marines attend a cyber camp held on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virgina learning about various cyber career fields and opportunities.
F-22 Raptors Over Hawaii Pacific Blue
Mon, 21 Oct 2019
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors fly in formation, following a personnel airdrop training mission with a C-17 Globemaster III on the northern side of Oahu, Hawaii above the Pacific Ocean.
Brave Rifles Trooper Chases American Dream
Mon, 21 Oct 2019
Sgt. Michael K. Biwott, a supply specialist with 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, was born and raised in Kenya before coming to America and then enlisting into the Army with the goal of running track or cross country for the USA in the Olympics..
Air Force Security Forces Investigations
Mon, 21 Oct 2019
Security Forces Investigators at Moody Air Force Base demonstrate and explain their crucial role that involves conducting investigations into criminal, fraud, counterintelligence, internal security, and other security concerns.
Sailor Shows Boy Machine Gun
Sun, 20 Oct 2019
A Special Warfare Combatant-Crewman shows a local-area student how to fire a machine gun on the deck of a ship at a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) event as part of Fleet Week Hampton Roads on Naval Station Norfolk.
TIGERCOMP XVI - Tank Gunnery Competition
Sun, 20 Oct 2019
Hand-selected Marines from across the Corps, active duty and reserve, traveled to Camp Pendleton to compete in TIGERCOMP XVI, an annual tank gunnery competition, that determines the Marine Corps’ most lethal tank crew.
Into The Jungle Medical Course
Sun, 20 Oct 2019
The rigorous 10-day Jungle Medicine Course at Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan trains Navy medical personnel assigned to Marine forces on jungle survival skills, patient tracking, field medical care, and casualty evacuation techniques.
Shoothouse Entry
Sat, 19 Oct 2019
U.S. Army Pfc. Brett Radovich with the 82nd Airborne Division awaits the command to enter a shoot house for a rehearsal iteration of a live-fire event on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
A Hidden White Hat, Hero
Sat, 19 Oct 2019
The term “white hat” describes a person who goes beyond to care for others ahead of themselves and make a positive difference in the world around them. In other words, “white hats” are heroes. Rey Febo’s actions in his life have affected many people for the better. And he is one of the Air Force Materiel Command's hidden white hats.
Make-A-Wish Alexander Hipp - Schofield Barracks
Sat, 19 Oct 2019
The U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division hosted Make-A-Wish recipient Alexander Hipp and his family showing them around Schofield Barracks, Hawaii in celebration of his younger brother and him being cured from a critical disease.
Marine Gears Up Boy At Elementary School
Fri, 18 Oct 2019
Cpl. Christopher Lim, a Physical Security Specialist with the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Provost Marshal Office, puts gears on a student at the Pomerado Elementary School in Poway, California.
From Country Boy To Navy Marksman
Fri, 18 Oct 2019
Aviation Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Levi Dodge kept his passion for the outdoors and shooting close to his heart. He tried out for a membership on the U.S. Navy Marksmanship Team and qualified on his first try.
Marine Corps Reserve Scout Sniper Training - ITX 5-19
Fri, 18 Oct 2019
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, conduct training on Range 205 during Integrated Training Exercise 5-19 (ITX 5-19) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Coast Guard Paw Patrol
Thu, 17 Oct 2019
Members from various Coast Guard Marine Safety and Security Teams and the Marine Security Force Team gather along San Francisco’s waterfront during Fleet Week.
79 Years of Airborne History At Fort Benning, Birthplace of U.S. Paratrooper
Thu, 17 Oct 2019
Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning commemorated the 2019 National Airborne Day on August 16th at Fryar Drop Zone at Fort Benning.
We Are The U.S. Coast Guard
Thu, 17 Oct 2019
Coast Guard members from units in the Eighth Coast Guard District showcasing the diverse jobs within their area of responsibility in recognition of Coast Guard Day August 4, 2019.
USAF Honor Guard On National Mall
Wed, 16 Oct 2019
Members of the United States Air Force Honor Guard conduct training at the National Mall in front of the Lincoln Memorial with the Washington Monument in the background. The four-man team practiced a variety of movements and rifle tosses in front of both locals and tourists as the sun set on the mall.
Elementary School Teacher Serves Country and Corps
Wed, 16 Oct 2019
Bureau of Labor Statistics has stated that one in five teachers have secondary occupations. For one Charlotte, North Carolina native, her profession outside of school hours isn’t just another job, it’s a commitment to serve and protect.
F-35As and F15Es - Rapid Forge 2019
Wed, 16 Oct 2019
U.S. Air Force F-35A Lighting II aircraft, assigned to the 421st Fighter Squadron and F-15E Strike Eagles, assigned to the 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina participate in Operation Rapid Forge.
POTUS With 2019 LLWS Baseball and Softball Champs
Tue, 15 Oct 2019
President Donald J. Trump poses for a photo with Little League World Series baseball and softball champs, Louisiana's Eastbank All-Stars team and North Carolina's Rowan Little League team in the Oval Office of the White House.
Breaking The Cycle
Tue, 15 Oct 2019
Senior Master Sgt. Neco Johnson could’ve followed the destructive path of a young man, who was raised in an unstable environment like his and ended up in jail or possibly dead ... From family issues and compromised home settings to a heavy presence of drug use, every day brought new challenges his way.
USS Carl Vinson Carrier SG - Simulated Strait Transit
Tue, 15 Oct 2019
The USS Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group conducts a simulated strait transit during a composite training unit exercise off the coast of Southern California.
Army Junior ROTC Students At Boo Bash
Mon, 14 Oct 2019
U.S. Army Junior ROTC students from the Ansbach Middle High School at the annual 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Boo Bash event held on Katterbach Kaserne, Ansbach, Germany. The students volunteered to decorate and hand out candy to children during the trunk-or-treat.
Navy Operating Room Nurses, Techs Learn Surgical Skills
Mon, 14 Oct 2019
Navy Operating Room Nurses and Technicians learned orthopedic surgical skills like using bone drills and saws, during a special hands-on training. The training was intended to increase efficiency among the OR teams through shared skills and knowledge.
U.S. Army Snipers In Zodiac Boat Engage Targets - 2019 EBSTC
Mon, 14 Oct 2019
U.S. Army Snipers set up to engage targets in a zodiac boat during the European Best Sniper Team Competition (EBSTC) at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
U.S. Navy's 244th Birthday
Sun, 13 Oct 2019
Happy 244th Birthday to the U.S. Navy and proud salute to the brave, honorable active and veteran sailors along with all other patriots involved with the Navy!
Learning Lessons At Historic Saratoga Battlefield
Sun, 13 Oct 2019
Future New York Army National Guard company commanders and first sergeants discussed leadership and tactical lessons learned from the 1777 Battle of Saratoga as they walked the battlefield.
Marines Conduct Advanced Motorized Operations Course
Sun, 13 Oct 2019
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group participate in the advanced motorized operations course as part of integrated training exercise 5-19 on Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms.
Super Stallion Takes Off USS Boxer
Sat, 12 Oct 2019
A CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, takes off of the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer during a vertical replenishment-at-sea.
How One Marine Appreciates The Logistics In Life and The Corps
Sat, 12 Oct 2019
When Johnson chose to enlist after high school, it wasn’t just to avoid an alternate fate. Johnson said he had always wanted to be a Marine and joined to serve his country. “My precious constitution!” he exclaimed. “It seems like everyone only really wants to follow it when it’s convenient for them and I am not a big fan of that, so I thought, Hey! Might as well go to the place that will protect it and preserve it.”
Montford Point Marine Phillip Johnson Sr. - Congressional Gold Medal
Sat, 12 Oct 2019
Marines, family and friends gather for a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony posthumously honoring Montford Point Marine Sgt. (ret.) Phillip A. Johnson Sr. on July 27, 2019 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Coast Guard Members Awarded For Heroic Efforts
Fri, 11 Oct 2019
Members of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City pose for a photo after an award ceremony where 13 were awarded with Air Medals and one was awarded with the Distinguished Flying Cross for their actions in Hurricane Harvey and Florence, as well as four search and rescue cases throughout 2018 and 2019.
An Air Force Coder's Tale
Fri, 11 Oct 2019
Senior Airman Dorian Stacy, 423rd Communications Squadron network operations technician, is in charge of protecting the cyber networks' security and operations for RAF Alconbury and RAF Molesworth.
Artemis 1 Mission - Virtual
Fri, 11 Oct 2019
An artist rendering of the upcoming Artemis 1 mission to the Moon starting with the launch of the Orion spacecraft by world’s most powerful rocket, the lunar orbit, and return to earth.
First African American Fighter Pilot Memorial
Thu, 10 Oct 2019
Two wreaths stand beside a statue of 2nd Lt. Eugene Jacques Bullard, the first African American fighter pilot, who flew combat flights in World War I and was known as ... The Black Swallow of Death.
USS Ronald Reagan Conducts RAS With All-Female Rig Team
Thu, 10 Oct 2019
Twenty-one female Sailors assigned to the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan’s (CVN 76) Deck Department formed the first all-female underway replenishment (UNREP) rig team during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) detail.
Submarine Races Promote STEM Learning For Future Force
Thu, 10 Oct 2019
University and high school students from around the world participated in the International Submarine Races in Bethesda, Maryland to energize young people about STEM learning and careers.
Navy Drill Team Performs For Elementary Students
Wed, 09 Oct 2019
A drill team assigned to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard performs for students at Alum Creek Elementary School during Charleston Navy Week.
87 Year Old Grad Still Enjoys Marching With New West Point Cadets
Wed, 09 Oct 2019
No matter the obstacle, the distance or the weather, since members of the Long Gray Line were invited to the March Back at the U.S. Military Academy 20 years ago ... Wallace Ward (87) has completed every single one.
2019 European Best Sniper Team Competition - Cold Bore
Wed, 09 Oct 2019
Sniper teams form various nations engage targets during the cold bore shoot event of the European Best Sniper Team Competition at Grafenwoehr, Germany.
Soldiers Conduct Security In Best Warrior Competition
Tue, 08 Oct 2019
U.S. Army Spc. Alexander Vandermark pulls security on a detainee during the 2019 HQDA Best Warrior Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia.
Marines Earn Martial Arts Instructor Tab After Enduring Grueling Course
Tue, 08 Oct 2019
After three rigorous weeks of obstacle course line-drills, aquatic training, and countless hours of free sparring during Marine Corps Martial Arts instructor course 205-19 ... six Marines earned their instructor tab signifying they are now Marine Corps Martial Arts Program instructors.
Amphibious Beach Assault - Talisman Sabre 2019
Tue, 08 Oct 2019
Forces from the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, and Japan commence an amphibious beach assault at King's Beach in Bowen, Queensland during Talisman Sabre 2019.
Marines Patrol During Tiger Strike 2019
Mon, 07 Oct 2019
U.S. Marines with Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct a patrolling exercise during a Tiger Strike 2019 training event in a Malaysian jungle.
Weather Airmen Train To Support Army's JTF Fight
Mon, 07 Oct 2019
Staff Weather Officers were put to the test during a Certification Field Exercise (CFX) Camp Bowie Training Center, Texas. The CFX evaluates the squadron’s overall tactical ability and readiness to provide the U.S. Army with full spectrum environmental support to the Joint Task Force fight.
Undergraduate Pilot Training - 50 Years
Mon, 07 Oct 2019
The first Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 71-01, "First of the Finest," started July 17, 1969, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi and 50 years later pilot training continues as Specialized UPT.
B-29 Superfortress 'Doc' Takes Off
Sun, 06 Oct 2019
The B-29 Superfortress 'Doc' takes off from Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar, California after participating in a static display during the 2019 MCAS Miramar Air Show.
Revolutionizing AEGIS Combat System Training
Sun, 06 Oct 2019
What makes CIAT revolutionary compared to other shipboard training is its ability to replay decisions made during a scenario in a full screen debrief. Current shipboard training evaluations can feel subjective in nature – sometimes Sailors are left wondering what actually happened or what went wrong.
Soldiers Use Virtual Battle Space Trainer
Sun, 06 Oct 2019
Soldiers with 461st HR Company, U.S. Army Reserves train in convoy operations using the Virtual Battle Space (VBS3) Trainer at Fort Dix.
Memorial Ceremony For Medal of Honor Recipient Douglas Munro
Sat, 05 Oct 2019
U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May holds a memorial ceremony for Medal of Honor Recipient Douglas Munro near his statue on the parade field on base. It was the 77th anniversary of Munro’s extraordinarily heroic actions at Guadalcanal during World War II.
Hacking For Defense
Sat, 05 Oct 2019
Hacking for Defense is a graduate-level course that students, including U.S. Army cadets at West Point, learn problem-solving skills, while working to find solutions for Department of Defense problems.
Marines Conduct Basic Sniper Skills
Sat, 05 Oct 2019
U.S. Marines conducted basic sniper skills at the Waipahu Training Area, Hawaii. The training included stalking and hiding from trained sniper observers to improve unit readiness.
A-10 Thunderbolt II Aircraft Fire Flares
Fri, 04 Oct 2019
A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft fire flares during a combat air patrol mission over an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
Students From Texas Make History and Celebrate A Historic Moment
Fri, 04 Oct 2019
Micro-g NExT challenges undergraduate students to design, build and test a tool or device that addresses an authentic and current space exploration challenge. A team of students in Texas did just that with their tool now at the International Space Station.
TRACER - Combat Virtual Reality
Fri, 04 Oct 2019
The Tactically Reconfigurable Artificial Combat Enhanced Reality (TRACER) package consists of a virtual-reality headset, a backpack, a state-of-the-art simulated weapon designed to deliver realistic recoil, and a software package that creates multiple and adaptable simulation scenarios for security personnel to experience.
USS Wayne E. Meyer Celebrates 10 Years
Thu, 03 Oct 2019
The guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer celebrates the 10th anniversary of the ship’s commissioning, while transiting the South China Sea. Named after Rear Adm. Wayne E. Meyer, the “Father of Aegis, (FOA)” the crew stands in formation in his namesake.
Next Generation of Cyber Professionals At Meade High
Thu, 03 Oct 2019
Service members and Army Civilians representing U.S. Cyber Command (USCC) and the National Security Agency teach high school students from throughout Anne Arundel County Public Schools about the basics of cybersecurity as part of the Air Force Association (AFA) CyberPatriot CyberCamp at Meade High School.
Diving Deeper Depths - DPAA
Thu, 03 Oct 2019
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency's (DPAA) mission is to reunite service members and their families ... and with recent advances in technology allow scientists and researchers to explore underwater landscapes for troops still unaccounted for from previous wars that were previously unreachable.
President Trump Receives Nation's Sheriffs Recognition Plaque
Wed, 02 Oct 2019
President Donald J. Trump is presented with a plaque of recognition by "The Nation’s Sheriffs" from Sheriff Thomas Hodgson of Bristol County, Massachusetts as fellow sheriffs from other parts of the country proudly watch at the South Portico of the White House.
Soon-To-Be Officers Get A Taste Of Air Force Life
Wed, 02 Oct 2019
Air Force ROTC cadets from around the country visited Hill Air Force Base this summer to get a taste of what Air Force life will be like after graduation.
Eyes Above the Horizon - Valdosta
Wed, 02 Oct 2019
Over 60 kids from the Valdosta, Georgia area participated in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics exhibition at Moody Air Force Base that included a day at the Eyes Above the Horizon diversity outreach program by the Legacy Flight Academy.
Paratroopers Fast Rope From Blackhawk
Tue, 01 Oct 2019
Paratroopers with 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (A), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, fast-rope from a UH-60 Blackhawk during training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.
Surface Combat Systems Courses Recommended For ACE Accreditation
Tue, 01 Oct 2019
The U.S. Navy Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) recently announced that the American Council on Education (ACE), an academic accreditation agency, has recommended college credit for over 660 surface combat systems courses.
Assault Craft Unit 5 Capabilities
Tue, 01 Oct 2019
A glimpse at the capabilities and day-to-day operations of Assault Craft Unit 5 with a mission to operate and maintain combat ready Landing Craft Air Cushion in support of high-speed ship-to-shore movement of weapons systems, equipment, cargo and personnel of the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, and Joint Forces.
Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper Takes Off
Mon, 30 Sep 2019
An AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter takes off from the flight line on Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California.
WWII Veteran Enjoys 99th Birthday At National Museum of the Marine Corps
Mon, 30 Sep 2019
Charles “Bert” Mulligan, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, spent his 99th birthday at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia. He is currently the oldest surviving veteran from Iwo Jima.
Soldiers Fire Howitzer On Enemy Positions
Mon, 30 Sep 2019
U.S. Soldiers fire a M777 towed 155 mm howitzer on Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq to disrupt known enemy positions.
Old Glory Over Sky Blue Hawaii
Sun, 29 Sep 2019
Frank Hinshaw, a volunteer with the Flying Leathernecks, guides the National Colors (Old Glory) by parachute from the clear blue sky to Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
World War II Veterans Visit Fort Carson
Sun, 29 Sep 2019
World War II veterans and their families from the 12th Armored (Hellcat) Division toured Fort Carson, Colorado, as part of their 73rd consecutive annual reunion.
Cobras and Venoms Flight Ops
Sun, 29 Sep 2019
U.S. Marines with Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), conduct flight operations including live-fire during Exercise Summer Fury 19.
Border Patrol Agents Render Medical Aid
Sat, 28 Sep 2019
U.S. Border Patrol agents render medical aid to a migrant who illegally entered the U.S. in the Rio Grande Valley near McAllen, Texas.
Agile Spirit - A Joint History
Sat, 28 Sep 2019
Agile Spirit exercise started in 2011 with only around 350 Marines reservists participating, and has grown to approximately 3,300 service members from 14 ally and partner nations.
HIMARS Live-Fire - Talisman Saber 2019
Sat, 28 Sep 2019
Participants from the U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, and Australian Defense Force, showcase a live-fire of the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) during Talisman Saber in Australia.
Coast Guard Cutter Angela McShan
Fri, 27 Sep 2019
The newly commissioned U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Angela McShan (WPC-1135) crew underway near Miami, Florida. Angela McShan, the cutter’s namesake, was the first African-American woman to be promoted to master chief petty officer.
Pursuing The Light
Fri, 27 Sep 2019
For a Catholic Priest, a vocation is the moment an individual feels the calling to serve God in the priesthood ... For 2nd Lt. Tyler Harris and 2nd Lt. Madison Hayes, both Air Force Reserve Command chaplain candidates, their paths to the priesthood may have begun with a calling, but it is their respective journeys through life and service that has placed them each right where they need to be, firmly on the road to the light.
Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf Deployment Return
Fri, 27 Sep 2019
The crew aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns home to Alameda, California following their 164-day deployment to the Western Pacific involving a 32,000 nautical-mile patrol.
Strike Eagle Combat Air Patrol Mission
Thu, 26 Sep 2019
A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle conducts a combat air patrol mission over an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
Teaming Up In 2019 Marine Raider Competition
Thu, 26 Sep 2019
The 2019 Marine Raider Competition fostered camaraderie and tested participants’ operational capabilities consistent with special operations missions through a rigorous evolution of events and to honor Marine Raider heritage.
Stronger Together - NAVSCIATTS
Thu, 26 Sep 2019
Having trained more than 12,000 international students from more than 120 Partner nations, Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School (NAVSCIATTS) trains and educates foreign Special Operations Forces across the tactical, operational and strategic spectrums through in-residence and Mobile Training Team Courses of Instruction.
Demonstrating Roles of Navy Helmsman
Wed, 25 Sep 2019
U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Kathryn Susko, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), demonstrates the roles of the helmsman to Seward High School engineering students during a tour as part of Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise 2019.
Army Announces Expert Soldier Badge
Wed, 25 Sep 2019
The U.S. Army’s recently announced a new proficiency badge ... called the Expert Soldier Badge ... that is designed to improve lethality, recognize excellence in Solder combat skills and increase individual, unit and overall Army readiness.
Army Operational Test Command
Wed, 25 Sep 2019
The United States Army Operational Test Command's mission is to conduct independent operational tests of new and emerging technology that will improve a typical Soldier’s capability on the modern day battlefield.
U.S. Army Paratroopers Clear Town
Tue, 24 Sep 2019
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment in the process of clearing a town during urban operations training in Grafenwoehr Training Area during Saber Junction 2019.
Integration Capability For Electric Weapons Aboard Navy Ships
Tue, 24 Sep 2019
It has all the trappings of a bestselling Navy technological thriller ... six junior scientists and engineers overcame the odds to develop a new capability that enables the integration of electric weapons aboard Navy ships.
President Donald J. Trump Addresses 74th U.N. General Assembly
Tue, 24 Sep 2019
President Donald J. Trump addresses the 74th U.N. General Assembly in New York City on September 24, 2019.
The Wall
Tue, 24 Sep 2019
Moving poem/song about a Vietnam War veteran's combat experience now living with the memory of the sacrifices made that will live forever on the Wall.
2019 Modern Day Marine Expo
Mon, 23 Sep 2019
The 2019 Modern Day Marine Expo hosts Marines, fellow servicemembers, and their family members along with Department of Defense employees, and civilian guests to examine the new military equipment being shown on Marine Corps Base Quantico.
Airman Reflects On Hardships Of Parenting, Military Life
Mon, 23 Sep 2019
Tech. Sgt. Joshua Cunico knows deploying is a part of the job and he may have to leave his wife and three children again at some point in his active-duty career. After his first deployment when his first son was an infant, he realized that being away for so long made him miss out on time with his son, who had no memory of him.
Marines Patrol Urban Area At Camp Pendleton's IIT
Mon, 23 Sep 2019
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct a realistic patrol through an urban area where they come under attack with one being wounded and requiring immediate removal for medical care.
National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Sun, 22 Sep 2019
A Joint Service Color Guard is presented with the colors during National POW/MIA Recognition Day as the POW/MIA flag is flown by a joint parachute jump by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Black Daggers and the U.K. Red Devils Parachute Regiment Display Team at the Pentagon, Washington.
Americans, Germans Memorialize Berlin Airlift Personnel
Sun, 22 Sep 2019
“All gave some, some gave all” were the words that summed up the courageous feats of military personnel who served in the Berlin Airlift from 1948 to 1949. Community members remembered these acts of heroism during memorial services on June 10-11, 2019 at Lucius D. Clay Kaserne Airfield at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden.
Welcome To Minot AFB
Sun, 22 Sep 2019
Airmen at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, are part of an elite team that serve on a global stage. Working with nuclear capable assets like the Stratofortress and Minuteman III, is an awesome responsibility.
Security Patrol In Seward Boat Harbor
Sat, 21 Sep 2019
U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team members from Pacific Area units provide security in the mountain lined Seward Boat Harbor of Alaska during the Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise 2019.
Camp Pendleton's Confined Area Landing Training
Sat, 21 Sep 2019
Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom crews conducted confined area landing (CAL) training on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton ... This training prepares pilots for the unpredictable circumstances that they may encounter in a combat zone.
Boatswain - Heavy Responsibility
Sat, 21 Sep 2019
The U.S. Navy occupational rating of boatswain's mate is a designation given by the Bureau of Naval Personnel to enlisted members, who were rated or "striking" for the rating, as a deck seaman. The informal reference/address for a boatswain's mate is "Boats".
Rendering Military Funeral Honors For WWII Fallen Sailor
Fri, 20 Sep 2019
Sailors assigned to Naval Operations Support Center, Wichita, render military funeral honors for Seaman 2nd Class Wilbur Clayton Barrett during a funeral in his hometown of El Dorado, Kansas. Barrett was killed aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma (BB-37) during the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Greatest Generation WWII Army Veteran Meets Latest Generation
Fri, 20 Sep 2019
Seventy-five years after returning from World War II, Theodore Lambert traveled with his wife and daughter to remember D-Day, June 6, at the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division Museum on Fort Stewart. The day turned momentous when Lambert, a member of the greatest generation, was able to help share some wisdom with members of the latest generation.
El Paso 4-Mile Border Barrier
Fri, 20 Sep 2019
A June 2019 drive by view of the U.S. side, west end (beginning construction) of the completed El Paso 4-mile 18-foot border barrier that is enforced by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Parachute Jump During Joint Forcible Entry Training
Thu, 19 Sep 2019
Paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Airborne Brigade, team up with soldiers from the Turkish Armed Forces and Italian Army, for a parachute jump onto a drop zone during the Joint Forcible Entry training for Saber Junction 2019 in Hohenfels Training Area, Germany.
2019 DoD Warrior Games Conclude, Next One In San Antonio
Thu, 19 Sep 2019
Each participant in the 2019 DoD Warrior Games has had to overcome some form of extraordinary adversity, conquer their own specific challenges, and in many cases recover from what they may have been told was unrecoverable. For these brave athletes, the commencement of Warrior Games signifies defying all odds, no matter how insurmountable they may have seemed to be in the past.
Warrior Games 2019
Thu, 19 Sep 2019
A glimpse of the U.S. Department of Defense 2019 Warrior Games held in Tampa Bay, Florida with athletes, who are wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans representing the U.S. Armed Forces and six allied nations.
72nd Birthday of the United States Air Force
Wed, 18 Sep 2019
On this day 72 years ago ... the Air Force became the fourth branch of the Department of Defense with the implementation of the National Security Act of 1947 ... As Commander in Chief, I am proud to join a grateful Nation in wishing the United States Air Force a happy 72nd birthday.
NAS Pensacola Funeral Honors Support Program
Wed, 18 Sep 2019
The U.S. Navy's coveted Funeral Honors Support Program recognizes and commemorates the honorable service of deceased military personnel. The practice of rendering funeral honors is considered a solemn and sacred obligation.
Subterranean Breaching and Chemical Recon
Wed, 18 Sep 2019
Paratroopers assigned to 37th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct simulated subterranean breaching techniques and chemical reconnaissance testing for chemical agents as part of the battalion's week long field training exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Celebrating Constitution Day!
Tue, 17 Sep 2019
The U.S. Constitution proudly displayed over Old Glory in celebration of Constitution Day ... September 17th.
New Technology Revolutionizes Surveying Terrain and Man-Made Features
Tue, 17 Sep 2019
The Radar Survey section of the 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, recently obtained new a 3-D terrestrial laser scanner that revolutionizes how they survey terrain and man-made features. As the nation’s only long-range radar evaluation unit, the 84th RADES mission is to monitor, evaluate and optimize long-range radars located across the United States, ensuring perimeter security of the borders and within the country.
Marines Hone Infantry Skills - Sea Breeze 19
Tue, 17 Sep 2019
U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, hone their infantry skills with Ukrainian soldiers during Sea Breeze 19 in Chabanka, Ukraine.
Marine Recruits - Day Movement Course
Mon, 16 Sep 2019
Recruits with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion conduct low crawls, assaults, and other drills during Day Movement Course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Guetteville Honors Self-Sacrifice Of All American Chaplain
Mon, 16 Sep 2019
Capt. Ignatius Maternowski, a Franciscan priest assigned to the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division on D-Day, was honored during a D-Day 75 commemoration ceremony in Guetteville, France. The small French village honors Maternowski for his efforts to set up a combined aid station for treatment of Allied and German wounded.
ICE Repatriates Cambodian Nationals
Mon, 16 Sep 2019
Thirty-seven Cambodian nationals, most convicted criminals, were repatriated to Cambodia in accordance with their final removal orders following immigration court proceedings.
Rescuing Remaining Crew Of Listing Golden Ray
Sun, 15 Sep 2019
A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter lands on the side of the Golden Ray, a 656-foot vehicle carrier, to assist locating and rescuing the remaining four crewmembers aboard the disabled listing Golden Ray in St. Simons Sound, near Brunswick, Georgia.
WWII Marine Raider Shares His Stories With Marines
Sun, 15 Sep 2019
Marine Corps veteran Charles Kundert (92) was visited by members of 1st Marine Raider Battalion to honor his service as a Marine Raider during World War II. In preparation for the 10 Marines' visit, Kundert laid out a display of all of his World War II memorabilia, including notebooks where he wrote his experiences every day during the war.
F-22 Raptors Deploy To Qatar
Sun, 15 Sep 2019
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors from the 1st Fighter Wing, 27th Fighter Squadron take off for deployment to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
9/11 Remembrance Ceremony At Dover AFB
Sat, 14 Sep 2019
A firefighter memorial is displayed during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. The ceremony honored those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks 18 years ago ... that is now a national holiday known as Patriot Day.
Tech. Sgt. Daniel P. Keller Earns Air Force Cross For Valor In Afghanistan
Sat, 14 Sep 2019
Tech. Sgt. Daniel P. Keller, a combat controller in the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, was awarded the Air Force Cross during a ceremony on August 13, 2019 for his heroic actions on a battlefield in Afghanistan.
Fife and Drum Corps At Tomb Of The Unknown
Sat, 14 Sep 2019
Soldiers with the 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Fife and Drum Corps participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
USS Gerald R. Ford's Newest Chief Petty Officers
Fri, 13 Sep 2019
U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) newest Chief Petty Officers proudly stand in front of Old Glory after their pinning ceremony held at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Each new Chief Petty Officer was pinned by a family member and/or friend.
First-Ever Perfect Score With A Service Rifle
Fri, 13 Sep 2019
U.S. Army Sgt. Benjamin Cleland set a new national record by shooting the first-ever, perfect score of 800 with a service rifle at the 2019 Charlie Smart Memorial Regional in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Marines Conduct Air Assault - Steel Pike 19
Fri, 13 Sep 2019
U.S. Marines with 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force participate in a large scale air assault during exercise Steel Pike 19 at Camp Davis, North Carolina.
White House Moment Of Silence Honoring September 11, 2001
Thu, 12 Sep 2019
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, joined by members of White House staff, observe a moment of silence in honor of the attacks on September 11, 2001 on the South Lawn of the White House.
Promoting STEM To Students At Nashville Navy Week
Thu, 12 Sep 2019
Fleet Survey Team made its mark on Music City, shining the spotlight on STEM careers in the U.S. Navy, visiting more than 400 children during Nashville Navy Week.
President Trump's Remarks At 2019 Pentagon 9-11 Ceremony
Thu, 12 Sep 2019
President Donald J. Trump addresses the attendees and the nation during the remembrance ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that incurred on September 11, 2001.
Patriot Day - Let US Never Forget!
Wed, 11 Sep 2019
On Patriot Day, we honor the nearly 3,000 innocent lives taken from us on September 11, 2001, and all of those who so nobly aided their fellow citizens in America's time of need. We rededicate ourselves to the ideals that define our country and unite us as one, as we commemorate all the heroes who lost their lives saving others.
D-Day Survivor Army Veteran Shares WWII Experiences
Wed, 11 Sep 2019
On June 6, 1944 more than 160,000 Allied Troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. For one 95 year-old D-Day survivor, Army Sgt. Daniel McBride with the 101st Airborne Division, he was one of many who landed there on that fateful day. He enlisted into an airborne division, because he was afraid of heights and he wanted to overcome that fear.
President Trump Addresses U.S. Troops In South Korea
Wed, 11 Sep 2019
President Donald J. Trump addresses U.S. military service members and their families at U.S. Osan Air Force Base in South Korea, shortly after meeting with the North Korean leader at the Korean Demilitarized Zone.
Soldiers Fire Javelin Missile
Tue, 10 Sep 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers fire a Javelin as a part of a joint fires range with Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Darat Armed Forces on Pustapur Marine Base, Indonesia.
Airmanship Program Takes Flight
Tue, 10 Sep 2019
Flying on Edwards Air Force Base is not just for test pilots. The 412th Test Wing’s Airmanship Program allows flight test engineers to also take to the skies ... using Cessna 172s.
Surface Swimmer Rescue Training
Tue, 10 Sep 2019
Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay crewmembers conduct surface swimmer rescue training in Bodega Bay, California. The training involves deploying and retrieving swimmers from a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat to practice conducting rescues in areas where a boat cannot reach.
Firing M777 Howitzer At Eager Lion
Mon, 09 Sep 2019
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Thomas Whipp, the survey chief with Alpha Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, pulls the lanyard to fire an M777 towed 155mm howitzer during exercise Eager Lion 2019.
Remembering The Life Lessons My Father Shared
Mon, 09 Sep 2019
A son's proud reflection on his father... the Great Depression, childhood hardships endured, widespread discrimination, World War II heroics ... and life lessons he shared.
USS Constitution - Boston Harbor On July 4th
Mon, 09 Sep 2019
USS Constitution with Old Glory proudly flying fires Her cannons in celebration of the 243rd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Damage By Hurricane Dorian In Bahamas
Sun, 08 Sep 2019
Petty Officer 2nd Class Mike Lewis observes the damage by Hurricane Dorian in support of search and rescue and humanitarian aid in the Bahamas.
Marine Corps Begins Fielding Mobile Satellite Communication System
Sun, 08 Sep 2019
The Marine Corps recently began fielding a next-generation narrowband satellite communication system that assists warfighters in connecting to networks on the battlefield.

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