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Taking On The Crucible
Sat, 15 Jun 2019
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Alpha Company participate in the Crucible on Parris Island, South Carolina.
New Weapon Enhances Lethality of Infantry Marines
Sat, 15 Jun 2019
The Marine Corps plans to introduce a new weapon intended to enhance the lethality of infantry Marines on the battlefield. The M320A1 is a grenade launcher that can be employed as a stand-alone weapon or mounted onto another, such as the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle. The system will give Marines the ability to engage with enemies near and far, day or night.
Thunderbirds In Slow Motion - TLOA Air Show
Sat, 15 Jun 2019
A look at the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds performing flight demonstrations in slow motion during the Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona air show at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
U.S. Army 244th Birthday
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Celebrating the 244th birthday of the U.S. Army with scenes of soldiers in battle during the American Revolutionary War, World War II, Vietnam War, and Afghanistan ... valiantly Answering the Call to Service ... since 1775!
Returning To Service
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
She didn’t have definite plans to go back to active duty after being in the reserves; but for this chief, it was her clients that inspired her to go back to a community she loved.
Soldiers Live-Fire In Poland
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Soldiers from C Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division out of Fort Bliss, Texas conduct a team live-fire at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland.
Old Glory
Thu, 13 Jun 2019
"Old Glory" should grab every American's heart ... as it is a constant, proud ... reminder of an ... iconic flag ... cherished by every generation of our beloved USA ... since July 4, 1776!
Coast Guard Repatriates Migrants
Thu, 13 Jun 2019
The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser rendezvous with a D.R. Navy patrol boat June 10, 2019 just off Samaná, Dominican Republic. The cutter Griesser repatriated 18 Dominican migrants, from a group of 24, who were interdicted just off Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
Honoring The Blood, Sweat, Tears Of Our Fallen
Thu, 13 Jun 2019
On particular days, Soldiers in dress-blue uniforms join families visiting theEvergreen Cemetery. These Soldiers are part of the 4th Infantry Division funeral honor guard team, and it’s their duty to make sure servicemembers are laid to rest with the proper respect and finality.
D-Day 75th Flyover
Wed, 12 Jun 2019
An F-15C Eagle and a pair of heritage painted F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the U.S. Air Force 48th Fighter Wing conduct a flypast over Normandy, France in support of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
Remembering D-Day 75 Years Later In Picauville
Wed, 12 Jun 2019
In the preparation phase of Operation Overlord, otherwise known as D-Day, the small village, Picauville, was intended to be one of the first towns liberated by the Allied forces. The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, today known as the 82nd Airborne Division, was charged with seizing Picauville.
Marines Defend Objective - Northern Wind 19
Wed, 12 Jun 2019
U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, defend their objective in cold weather snow during Exercise Northern Wind 19 in snow covered northern Sweden.
SEALs Reenact WWII D-Day Beach Mission
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Navy SEALs reenact a clearing mission combat demolition sailors conducted under cover of darkness for the main invading force on Utah Beach in Normandy, France during Operation Overlord's D-Day (June 6, 1944).
Electronic Tech Enables Marines To Detect Enemy Threats
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Marine Corps Systems Command plans to implement a new form of technology that allows the Marine Air-Ground Task Force to identify enemy activity. The technology employs a vehicle-borne tool that enables Marines to discern what happens inside the electromagnetic spectrum.
Strike Fighter Squadron Flight Formation
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornets from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136 “Knighthawks” fly in formation during a photo exercise over California.
Memorial Day Colors At White House
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Members of the District of Columbia Army National Guard present the colors during a Memorial Day Ceremony on the grounds of the White House in Washington, DC.
Navy Scientists and Engineers Challenge Students
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division scientists and engineers partnered with academia and challenged students to a regional SeaPerch competition ... navigating their remotely operated vehicles (ROV) through an obstacle and a challenge course.
Close Air Support, Nine Lines Call-In
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
U.S. Air Force combat rescue officers from the 351st Special Warfare Training Squadron train with Tactical Air Control Party members, assigned to the 7th Air Operations Squadron, on calling in close air support and nine lines at a range in New Mexico.
WWII Veterans Salute During D-Day Ceremony
Sun, 09 Jun 2019
WWII veterans Pete Shaw, 283rd Field Artillery Battalion and Russell Pickett, Company A, 116th Infantry Regiment along with another WWII veteran behind them, salute during the 1st Infantry Division memorial at Omaha Beach, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
Brothers In Leadership
Sun, 09 Jun 2019
Lt. Col. Derek Baird and Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas T.J. Baird are identical twins. Both brothers serve in the U.S. Army and have been serving on the same post for 18 months.
Army Psychological Operations
Sun, 09 Jun 2019
A comprehensive look at how soldiers become qualified members of a U.S. Army Psychological Operations team through assessment, selection, the qualification course, language training, and successful completion of the culmination exercise known as Black Knight at the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
Shoulder-Fired Javelin Missile
Sat, 08 Jun 2019
A U.S. Marine with Combined Anti-Armor Team, Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, fires a shoulder-fired Javelin missile with fellow Marines providing assistance during Exercise Bougainville II on Range 20A, Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii.
Army Sgt. (Ret.) Daniel Cowart - Now Distinguished Service Cross Recipient
Sat, 08 Jun 2019
U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel Cowart was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest medal for valor after the Medal of Honor. Sgt. Daniel Cowart lost his left leg during a confrontation with a terrorist, who detonated the suicide vest he was wearing.
Marines Conduct MOUT At MCB Hawaii
Sat, 08 Jun 2019
U.S. Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, conducting military operations on urban terrain (MOUT) training, Marine Corps Training Area Bellows.
Commemorating First Civil War Naval Shot
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane fired a commemorative shot to honor the 158th anniversary of its namesake’s action near Fort Sumter.
EOD Airmen Detect, Disarm, Protect At Bagram Airfield
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The Joint Defense Operations Center calls about a confirmed or suspected explosive ordnance disposal incident. Three Airmen rush out the door, set up their truck and immediately depart for the incident site.
We Have The Watch
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The men and women of the Coast Guard are Masters of water, the common element critical for global survival, security and prosperity ... Always Ready.
D-Day 75th Anniversary
Thu, 06 Jun 2019
U.S. President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, and French First Lady Brigitte Macron participate at the commemoration ceremony of the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial on June 6, 2019.
D-Day - Remember and Honor
Thu, 06 Jun 2019
A solemn salute of remembrance and honor to the brave U.S. and allied troops involved in the Normandy landings, including from the sea and air, on June 6, 1944 ... in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and referred to as... D-Day.
President Trump Honors D-Day Veterans On 75th Anniversary
Thu, 06 Jun 2019
President Donald J. Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day by paying tribute to surviving D-Day veterans at a ceremony in Normandy, France.
Machine Gun Kid - WWII Veteran Reflects On Siege of Bastogne
Wed, 05 Jun 2019
World War II veteran Vincent Speranza reflects about his experiences as a machine gunner during the Battle of the Bulge through his moving poem, while visiting soldiers at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
Paratroopers Reenact Climb At Omaha Beach
Wed, 05 Jun 2019
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment reenact the climb at Pointe Du Hoc, Omaha Beach France, as part of D-Day 75.
Artillery Marines' New Radar Brings The Distance On The Battlefield
Wed, 05 Jun 2019
G/ATOR, an expeditionary, three-dimensional medium-range radar system, is being developed and fielded in three blocks that will support the Marine Air-Ground Task Force across the range of its capabilities.
D-Day Vets Remember - 75 Years Ago
Wed, 05 Jun 2019
Seventy-five years ago, nearly 160,000 Allied troops embarked on D-Day (June 6,1944) ... the greatest military mission in history, which turned the tide of World War II.
Visiting Grave of Fallen Family Friend 75 Years Later
Tue, 04 Jun 2019
U.S. Air Force Captain Michael DeSandre, 41st Airlift Squadron pilot, visits the World War II gravesite of fallen U.S. Army Pvt. Joseph Costa Jr. at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer France on June 3, 2019. Pvt. Costa was very close to DeSandres’ family and he took this opportunity to pay his respects.
Leadership 100 Years In The Making - WWII and VW Vet Bruce Hunt
Tue, 04 Jun 2019
Retired Col. Bruce Hunt is a decorated World War II and Vietnam War veteran who served heroically and persevered through many challenges most people will never face in their lifetime.
Army 3-15 Infantry, 2ABCT - Marne Focus 2019
Tue, 04 Jun 2019
U.S. Army 3-15 Infantry, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team storm Metz and Colmar supported by tanks during Marne Focus 2019 on Fort Stewart, Georgia.
USS New York Sails By Statue of Liberty
Mon, 03 Jun 2019
USS New York (LPD 21) sails by the Statue of Liberty as it leaves New York Harbor at the conclusion of Fleet Week New York 2019.
Navy Pilots Educate, Inspire Texas A&M NROTC Students
Mon, 03 Jun 2019
Texas A&M University Navy ROTC students got a firsthand look at Navy aircraft during a static display event at Easterwood Airport in College Station ... which gave students a chance to talk to pilots about career opportunities within Naval Aviation.
India Company Recruits - Crucible and Service Pin
Mon, 03 Jun 2019
Marine Corps recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, complete the arduous, exhausting Crucible at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island ... and proudly receive their Eagle, Globe, and Anchor pin .... earning the title of ... Marine.
Abraham Lincoln CSG and B-52H Stratofortress Formation
Sun, 02 Jun 2019
Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and part of the Bomber Task Force deployed to the region, conduct joint exercises in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
China A Rising Threat To National Security
Sun, 02 Jun 2019
The U.S. is in a fierce battle with China for digital supremacy ... artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and quantitative computing. AI has to do with powerful systems that can rapidly crunch a large amount of data, search for patterns, abnormalities and targets, and learn on its own through machine learning algorithms that are programmed into the software.
The Four Chaplains
Sun, 02 Jun 2019
Four United States Army first lieutenant chaplains were aboard the troop ship SS Dorchester for their new assignments in the World War II Europe theater, when the ship was hit by a torpedo from a German U-boat. The chaplains committed the ultimate act of selflessness and courage,. giving their lives to save civilian and military personnel and were posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.
Soldiers Greet World War II Veterans
Sat, 01 June 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers greet World War II veterans during a memorial ceremony in Bricquebec-en-Contin, France on June 1, 2019. The annual ceremony is held to honor the lives of crewmen of the two B-17’s that were shot down near the towns of Bricquebec and Rocheville in World War II in D-Day support.
Military Officers Guide Students Through Senate Youth Program
Sat, 01 June 2019
For Navy Lt. Bradley Lentz, this is the second time he’s spent a week here as part of the U.S. Senate Youth Program. This time, he served as a mentor for the program. The first time, he was a high school participant ... Like Lentz a decade ago, some of the brightest high schoolers from around the country experienced a weeklong visit to the nation's capital as part of the Senate Youth Program.
F-15E Strike Eagles Flight Prep and Takeoff
Sat, 01 June 2019
F-15E Strike Eagles from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base undergo filght preparation at Nellis Air Force Base followed by the pilots strapping in ... then the F-15E Strike Eagles takeoff during Red Flag 19-2.
Ever Forward Memorial
Fri, 31 May 2019
The Ever Forward Memorial at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France ... representing U.S. and allied forces involved in World War II Operation Overlord ... the Alied Invasion of Normandy, France on June 6th, 1944, also known as D-Day.
The Biggest Tomboy Ever
Fri, 31 May 2019
When 1st Lt. Angela May DiMattia joined the Army, she said it brought her back to her childhood – back to days playing in the woods and rolling around in the dirt ... The competitive nature that was born in her youth playing sports has manifested itself in not only her competition pageantry, but also in her love of competitive body building, CrossFit and marathon running.
Soldiers Maintain Weapons and Conduct Aerial Gunnery
Fri, 31 May 2019
Soldiers with 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division conduct an conduct weapon maintenance and aerial gunnery exercises at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.
Double Amputee Piggybacks With Fellow Marine In Recon Challenge
Thu, 30 May 2019
Gunnery Sgt. Andrew Perryman, Dive project officer of Air and Amphibious Systems at Marine Corps Systems Command, carries wounded warrior, double amputee Staff Sgt. Jonathan Blank during the 11th annual Recon Challenge, at the Reconnaissance Training Company compound on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
The Hunter
Thu, 30 May 2019
Among the inestimable slangs, acronyms, and backronyms, burrowed in every Marine's general vocabulary there are two titles reserved just for Marines in a sniper platoon ... 'HOGs' and 'PIGs'.
Making A Marine Corps Squad Leader
Thu, 30 May 2019
The School of Infantry - West, Hawaii Detachment, conducts the Advanced Infantry Marine Course (AIMC), Marine Corps Base Hawaii. It is considered the re-calibration of the infantry Marine and where they hone their skills required to become an infantry squad leader.
Search and Rescue Demo On Hudson River
Wed, 29 May 2019
The U.S. Coast Guard performs a search and rescue demonstration in the Hudson River near the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum pier in New York City during Fleet Week New York.
Trading Wings - From Australian F/A-18 Hornet To U.S. F-22 Raptor
Wed, 29 May 2019
The military personnel exchange program dates back to World War II. The 90th Fighter Squadron, now at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, along with the Royal Australian Air Force, developed the program where an Australian pilot is embedded with the 90th FS 'Dicemen' ... learns their mission and becomes one of them.
USS Boxer - Anchor Drop, Flight Ops, Live-Fire
Wed, 29 May 2019
Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) conducts an anchor drop test, V-22 Osprey flight operations, and integrated live-fire operations in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
Drill Team Salute To America's Heroes
Tue, 28 May 2019
The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs during the National Salute to America's Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Florida.
First Meeting A Cold One For Soldiers With Same Everything
Tue, 28 May 2019
Life often presents unique situations and one such occurrence took place at the start of training for Fort McCoy’s Cold-Weather Operations Course Class 19-05, when two Soldiers with the same ... first/ last names, age, rank, and birth state ... meet for the first time and pair up for training.
25ID Soldiers - Expert Infantryman Badge
Tue, 28 May 2019
Soldiers with the U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division test for their Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB) on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The purpose of the EIB is to recognize Infantrymen, who have demonstrated a mastery of critical tasks.
Memorial Day - Remember and Honor
Mon, 27 May 2019
Whether on the battlefields of Bunker Hill, on the beaches of Normandy, in the jungles of Vietnam, or in the mountains and deserts of the Middle East, brave Americans of every generation have given their last full measure of devotion in defense of our country, our liberty, and our founding ideals. On Memorial Day, we humbly honor these incredible patriots and firmly renew our abiding commitment to uphold the principles for which they laid down their lives.
Boots Losing Her Buddy In The Hedge Rows Of Normandy
Mon, 27 May 2019
U.S. Army Pvt. Bernard Borer's gravesite in Normandy, France is more than ... a solemn reminder of our beloved USA ... greatest generation's fallen World War II heroes!
Memorial Day 2019 Observance At Arlington
Mon, 27 May 2019
The 151st National Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery involving Vice President Mike Pence in the Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Vice President, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan, and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff also provide remarks honoring America's fallen military service members.
Memorial Day TAPS
Sun, 26 May 2019
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Horne plays taps among the graves of fallen U.S. service members during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial in Nettuno, Italy.
Modernizing Nuclear Triad Critical To Defense
Sun, 26 May 2019
The nuclear triad, which is composed of submarine-launched ballistic missiles, intercontinental ballistic missiles and bombers, "is the most important element of our national defense, and we have to make sure that we’re always ready to respond to any threat.”
Honoring Fallen Marines - Battle For Sangin
Sun, 26 May 2019
U.S. Marine Corps Major Josef Patterson and Sgt David Castillo recount and remember their fallen Marines who they fought alongside in the Battle for Sangin, Afghanistan in 2010-2011 along with thoughts about the importance of Memorial Day.
Saluting The Fallen
Sat, 25 May 2019
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jared Arehart salutes the graves of fallen members of the United States Armed Forces in honor of Memorial Day at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania.
Memorial Day’s Meaning
Sat, 25 May 2019
Memorial Day is difficult. It is a day filled with mixed emotions ... This day is to honor those who have perished in the service of our nation... Those who have made the ultimate sacrifice; those who are no longer with us; those we were privileged to know.
Memorial Day - We Remember
Sat, 25 May 2019
Memorial Day is very special national holiday ... a time to remember and honor fallen service members from all service branches ... as the 916th Air Refueling Wing command staff, Col. Craig McPike and CMSgt Mark Kistler ... express in a special message to the families of the fallen ... with heartfelt solemn pride and respect ... for their loved ones' ultimate sacrifice beyond self for our beloved country's sake!
Flags-In 2019
Fri, 24 May 2019
Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place U.S. flags at headstones as part of Flags-In at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. President Donald Trump and the First Lady also joined soldiers in placing flags at headstones in Section 34 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Marine Aircraft Groups 13 and 39 Flex Muscles
Fri, 24 May 2019
Showcasing a capability to support and integrate aviation combat power, Marine Aircraft Groups (MAG) 13 and 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), launched more than 100 aircraft in a short period from four locations in support of multiple training events throughout Southern California.
Wounded Warrior Moving Forward
Fri, 24 May 2019
U.S. Air Force MSgt. Benjamin Seekell's life was changed after an (improvised explosive device) IED explosion in Afghanistan during 2011 that resulted in removal of his left leg below the knee. After a few encouraging words from two First Sergeants, he kept moving forward ... wanting to do the same for others along with winning medals in several Warrior Games and Invictus Games.
USS New York - NY Fleet Week Arrival
Thu, 23 May 2019
The U.S. Navy amphibious transport dock ship USS New York transits the Hudson River as it arrives for Fleet Week New York participation.
Corpsmen Four To The Fore At Naval Hospital Bremerton
Thu, 23 May 2019
It’s not infrequent for hospital corpsmen in varied career stages to share a common connection, as is the case with four Hospital Corpsman ... being selected for Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Sailor of the Quarter.
Paratroopers Live-Fire Artillery - Dynamic Front 19
Thu, 23 May 2019
U. S. Army paratroopers assigned to A Battery, 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade live-fire artillery during exercise Dynamic Front 19 in Poland.
USMA Alumni Wreath Laying Ceremony and Review Ceremony
Wed, 22 May 2019
Alumni Wreath Laying Ceremony and Review at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point on May 21, 2019. The wreath was laid by retired Col. Doniphan Carter, USMA Class of 1944.
Pilot Training Moving At The Speed Of Innovation
Wed, 22 May 2019
The implementation of virtual and augmented realities by the 80th Flying Training Wing is creating a portfolio of tools that allows instructor and student pilots alike to enhance the learning experience within the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program, the world’s only internationally manned and operated combat pilot training program.
Marine Corps Joint Light Tactical Vehicle
Wed, 22 May 2019
The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) replaces many of the aging Humvee fleet. It is a faster and more ruggedized vehicle, built to better protect Marines (and soldiers) ... as priorities shift to a more competitive, near-peer battlefield.
Marines Demonstrate Machine Gun and Radio Comms To JROTC Cadets
Tue, 21 May 2019
U.S. Marines with 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 7, demonstrate a M240 machine gun and a Portable Radio Communications 117 to Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from West Valley High School, during exercise Northern Edge (NE) at Fort Greely, Alaska.
ROTC and West Point Cadets Have Opportunity To Learn, Ask Questions
Tue, 21 May 2019
Top ROTC and West Point Cadets from across the country recently had the opportunity to learn from peers and Army leaders during the 2019 George C. Marshall Seminar at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Walls Work In El Centro Sector
Tue, 21 May 2019
To enhance border security, the Border Patrol is making significant investments to build a new wall and replacing existing, inferior barriers. The first project completed was in in the Border Patrol's El Centro Sector in California along a two-mile stretch of border immediately west of the Calexico Port of Entry.
Raiding the Country Vault
Mon, 20 May 2019
The must experience Raiding the Country Vault at the Starlite Theatre in Branson, Missouri takes the audience on a memorable journey through the greatest hits of Country Music ... America's most beloved genre.
Marines, Science, and Technology - A Deadly Combination
Mon, 20 May 2019
The Marine Corps is constantly improving its warfighting capabilities through advancement in science and technology to stay ahead of its adversaries.
USS Green Bay - Slow Motion RAM Launch
Mon, 20 May 2019
A slow motion look at the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) launching rolling airframe missiles (RAMs) during a missile exercise (MSLEX) while deployed in the Pacific Ocean.
Elementary Students Learn Survival Skills
Sun, 19 May 2019
A Coast Guard aviation survival technician (AST) teaches elementary students how to build a shelter as part of a survival skills training day on Woody Island, Kodiak, Alaska. Annually, a group of ASTs based in Kodiak travel with the students to Woody Island to teach them basic survival skills essential to life in Alaska.
Survived - Thanks To Wearing A Life Jacket
Sun, 19 May 2019
The water was very cold, and since Mr. Lundquist could not right his kayak quickly, he decided to swim for shore. Mr. Lundquist stated that he believed at one point he would likely drown from hypothermia. Then he quickly decided that ... "as a Marine I may die, but not from giving up." With a lot of determination and his life jacket, Mr. Lundquist made it to shore.
Air Force District of Washington
Sun, 19 May 2019
The Air Force District of Washington, located on Joint Base Andrews, Maryland brings air, space and cyberspace capabilities to the joint team protecting the nation's capital; and, supports local personnel and those serving worldwide with a mission of Contingency Response, Ceremonial Honors, and Operational Support.
Armed Forces Day
Sat, 18 May 2019
From Normandy and Iwo Jima through Operations Desert Storm and Inherent Resolve, our Nation’s Armed Forces have consistently made us proud by defeating our enemies and defending the freedoms we cherish. Their bravery, love of country, and devotion to duty are unmatched, and we are eternally grateful for the sacrifices they make for all American citizens. On Armed Forces Day, we honor all of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who make up the finest military in the world.
Masters-At-Arms ... Detect, Defer, Defeat
Sat, 18 May 2019
USS Harry S. Truman’s (CVN 75) masters-at-arms act as security specialists trained in law enforcement, anti-terrorism measures and force protection ... along with enforcing the Uniform Code of Military Justice’s (UCMJ) rules and regulations.
Soldiers Fold U.S. Flag
Sat, 18 May 2019
Honor Guard soldiers with the U.S. Army 3rd Division, Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) fold the U.S. Flag with dignity and respect.
Heritage To Horizons At Air Force Memorial
Fri, 17 May 2019
Attendees to the Heritage to Horizons concert at the Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Virginia proudly enjoyed the performances including a flyover by a KC-46 Pegasus assigned to McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas and the Air Force Honor Guard presenting the colors.
Developing Professional Airmen and Leaders
Fri, 17 May 2019
A program found on nearly every Air Force installation is the Professional Development Team. This alliance is designed to have current leaders of the Air Force ranging from all specialties and backgrounds to support and guide Airmen from the ranks of Airman Basic to Senior Airman.
Marines Fire M777 Howitzers - Dynamic Front 19
Fri, 17 May 2019
U.S. Marines with Hotel Battery, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, fire M777 howitzers during Dynamic Front 19 at Adazi Training Area in Latvia.
Sailors Man The Rails and Greet Loved Ones
Thu, 16 May 2019
Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) while pulling into its new homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia ... reuniting with their loved ones after leaving the ship.
U.S. Army Reserve Unit Climbs Mount Alpini Alongside Italian Soldiers
Thu, 16 May 2019
U.S. Army Reserve soldiers joined Italian soldiers to enhance team building, gain expertise in winter survival, and build interoperability during a battle assembly including a 2.6 mile climb over 2,600 feet up Mount Alpini to reach its Rifugio peak.
USS Milius Launches Missile & Fires 5-Inch Gun
Thu, 16 May 2019
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) launches a Standard (Harpon) Missile (SM) 2 during a missile exercise (MSLEX) along with firing its 5-inch gun during its deployment in the Philippine Sea.
2019 National Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week
Wed, 15 May 2019
President Donald Trump proudly greets law enforcement officers before his remarks honoring their fallen comrades and all law enforcement officers on 2019 National Peace Officers Memorial Day in Washington D.C. with Presidential Proclamation on 2019 Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week below image.
Marine F-35B Lightning II - First Externally-Mounted Ordnance Strike At Sea
Wed, 15 May 2019
F-35B Lightning II aircraft with the fixed-wing detachment of Medium Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducted milestone flight operations with externally-loaded inert and live ordnance in expeditionary strike training from the USS Wasp (LHD 1) in the Philippine and East China Seas.
B-52 Stratofortresses Take Off
Wed, 15 May 2019
U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana take off at RAF Fairford, England.
ARMY VALUES
Tue, 14 May 2019
ARMY VALUES... Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage ... "Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all," George Washington.
DOD Unveils Its Artificial Intelligence Strategy
Tue, 14 May 2019
The Defense Department launched its artificial intelligence strategy on February 12, 2019 in concert with the White House executive order that created the American Artificial Intelligence Strategy.
Airborne Brigade - Base Defense Live-Fire
Tue, 14 May 2019
U.S. Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct a Base Defense Live-Fire at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Marine Corps Ospreys Arrive At MCB Hawaii
Mon, 13 May 2019
MV-22B Ospreys attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrive at Landing Zone Eagle aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
Developing The Way For A Coast Guard Space Program
Mon, 13 May 2019
There is a new landmark at the Coast Guard Academy and it is helping to launch the Coast Guard into an era of space operations.
Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet Aerial Refuel
Mon, 13 May 2019
Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, refuels an F/A-18 Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323, Marine Aircraft Group 11 over the W-291 training area in southern California.
Women In Engineering Day
Sun, 12 May 2019
Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro (WHEC 724) female crew members with a group of Kodiak High School female students during a women in engineering day aboard the cutter in Kodiak, Alaska.
Equal In All Ways; Fighting The Firefly
Sun, 12 May 2019
The Japanese fire balloon campaign, known as Fu-Go, involved hydrogen-filled balloons carried across the ocean by the Jet Stream to the US’ West Coast, where they would drop their payload of explosives.
Medal of Honor Recipient Recalls WWII Battle of Iwo Jima
Sun, 12 May 2019
Medal of Honor recipient Woody Williams grippingly recalls the Battle of Iwo Jima that began on February 19, 1945, as thousands of Marines landed on a beach of volcanic ash in the Pacific ... and with support by Navy Corpsmen and Seabees ... fought for control of the heavily-fortified island for five weeks.
50th Annual EOD Memorial Service
Sat, 11 May 2019
Scenes of the 50th Annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Memorial Service on May 4, 2019 at the Kauffman EOD Training Complex at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The Army added three new names this year bringing the all-service total to 341.
Airmen Battle Ice, Snow To Ensure Readiness
Sat, 11 May 2019
Low clouds and a light fog shroud the flight line as the Airmen wait indoors for their schedule for the day. It’s a brisk, cold morning promising ice on the aircraft blanketed in the mist. For aircrews, ice or snow on their jet can prove to be a major hazard, and before they can fly, maintenance Airmen must deice the aircraft four hours before takeoff to help mitigate those hazards.
TLP 2019 Aircraft Takeoffs
Sat, 11 May 2019
U.S. Air Force 492nd Fighter Squadron aircraft join other NATO aircraft taking off from the Tactical Leadership Programme (TLP) at Los Llanos Air Base, Albacete, Spain.
Spouses Serve Too
Fri, 10 May 2019
Video and poem proudly saluting the spouses of active troops and "retired" ones (veterans) ... for their duty to our beloved USA too ... through loving support throughout their warrior's honorable military career and life's experiences afterwards!
Air Force F-22 Raptor and Navy Blue Angels Rare Formation
Fri, 10 May 2019
In a historic moment for aviation, the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team flew alongside the U.S. Navy Blue Angels in a rare formation over the skies of Beaufort, South Carolina. The two aerial demonstration teams joined together during the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort air show to showcase never-before-seen images of both the F-22 Raptor and F/A-18 Hornet.
Navy-Sponsored Scientist Awarded For Sea-Floor Mapping
Fri, 10 May 2019
For creating the most comprehensive global map of the ocean floor, Dr. David Sandwell received the Charles A. Whitten Medal ... in honor of his outstanding achievement in research on the form and dynamics of the Earth and planets. Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, Sandwell combined satellite data with acoustic depth measurements to develop a detailed, accurate map of the sea floor ... painting a vivid tapestry of the deepest, least-explored parts of the ocean.
Casualty Evacuation Training Evolution
Thu, 09 May 2019
Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 2 and the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 conduct a casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) training evolution using a Mark VI patrol boat and an MH-60S helicopter.
From Wounded Soldier To Sheriff
Thu, 09 May 2019
There’s a new sheriff in town. Retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Brett Hightower won the Warren County, Kentucky sheriff election, unseating a 40-year incumbent.
7th Army Training Command
Thu, 09 May 2019
The 7th Army Training Command headquartered at Tower Barracks in Grafenwöhr, Germany, exercises Training and Readiness Authority (TRA) over four active brigades. It also consists of seven directorates: Combined Arms Training Center, Grafenwoehr Training Area, International Special Training Centre, Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Joint Multinational Simulation Center, 7th Army NCO Academy and Training Support Activity Europe.
Soldiers Live-Fire At Grafenwoehr
Wed, 08 May 2019
U.S. Soldiers assigned to Eagle Troop, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment fire 30mm Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle – Dragoon during a live-fire exercise at 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Reserve Marines Conduct Simulated Training
Wed, 08 May 2019
Maintaining a constant state of deployment readiness is a key ingredient for Reserve Marines to stay successful and relevant in what they do and how they perform. Whether it be annual training requirements, or specific training geared towards individual military occupation specialties, it all comes together to aid in a unit’s ability to rapidly respond when called upon.
WWII Iwo Jima Survivors - 73rd Reunion of Honor
Wed, 08 May 2019
Survivors of World War II Battle of Iwo Jima return to the island for the 73rd Reunion of Honor to reflect on the sacrifices made by those who served during the battle that the iconic photo of U.S. Marines raising Old Glory on Mount Suribachi was taken.
Frontal Security Aboard USS Kearsarge
Tue, 07 May 2019
U.S. Marine Sgt. Trent Drumm, a machine gunner with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), posts frontal security atop a humvee on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) while transiting the Strait of Hormuz.
Kyrgyzstan Native Realizes Her American Dream In U.S. Air Force
Tue, 07 May 2019
For one 16 year old girl from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, the freedom to choose her own path as a woman and the promise of peace away from violent revolution were enough motivation to uproot her life ... and then realizing her American Dream in the U.S. Air Force.
Navy Divers At Swarm Minneapolis
Tue, 07 May 2019
During Navy Recruiting Commands' Swarm Minneapolis evolution, Navy divers interact with people and swim in the aquarium at the Mall of America.
A Dad's Love
Tue, 07 May 2019
Honoring fathers, who have always been there for their children with love, support, and whatever else required ... since their wondrous birth or adoption along with becoming a stepchild ... with special thanks to America's brave, honorable military, law enforcement, and first responder dads.
Brave Blue - Honoring Law Enforcement Officers
Mon, 06 May 2019
The video illustrating the "Brave Blue" poem honoring law enforcement officers was produced and released in association with the 2019 National Police Week (NPW) being held May 11-17.
George Dyer Show - Bravo Performances
Mon, 06 May 2019
Bravo ... comes to mind when when hearing ... George Dyer's ... magnificent singing voice ... as was the case at his very entertaining must see show in Branson, Missouri during its 2018 Veterans Week.
EOD Airmen - Shadow Demonstration
Mon, 06 May 2019
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Antonio Deleon and his fellow 325th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team members were selected to show U.S. Air Force Col. Brian Laidlaw, 325th Fighter Wing commander, the responsibilities, safety requirements and job duties of EOD personnel at Tyndall Air Force Base.
Brave Blue
Sun, 05 May 2019
Brave Blue is a video / poem ... reminding tribute to the men and women of local, state, and federal law enforcement ... who are always there for fellow citizens to protect and serve ... performing their duties upholding the law.
Coast Guard Cutters and Otters
Sun, 05 May 2019
The Coast Guard Cutters SPAR (WLB 206) and Douglas Munro (WHEC 724) are moored at home port Kodiak, Alaska while a raft of otters gather in Womens Bay.
Navy Honors First Female Jet Pilot With Tribute
Sun, 05 May 2019
As the sound of taps echoed across the cemetery and an American flag, on bended knee, was handed to a grieving husband, grief took a momentary pause. A soft rumble on the horizon took the mourner’s minds off their loss, and as the sound built, eyes shifted upward and thoughts drifted back to happier days with their fallen shipmate.
Red Horse Airman Hugs Kids
Sat, 04 May 2019
An Airman assigned to the 820th RED HORSE Squadron hugs his children for the first time in six months during a redeployment event at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
Electronic Warriors From Around The Globe Test EWPMT
Sat, 04 May 2019
The EWPMT is an application for a computer that lets electronic warfare officers and electromagnetic spectrum managers visualize, work with and coordinate on the battlefield in an overlay style that prioritizes their area of expertise: the electromagnetic spectrum.
Dirty Bomb Attack - Operation Homestead
Sat, 04 May 2019
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers train alongside local first responders at Homestead-Miami Speedway ... participating in an exercise that simulates a dirty bomb attack with soldiers learning how to work with local authorities in the aftermath along with practicing their search and recovery skills along with handling a mass casualty situation.
Burial At Sea Aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
Fri, 03 May 2019
Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conduct a burial at sea ceremony, while the ship is underway in the Atlantic Ocean during Optimized Fleet Response Plan.
Untapped Potential of 3D Printing In Marine Corps
Fri, 03 May 2019
1st Lt. Ryan McCormic sat in the middle of his 3D printing laboratory watching as the honeycombs, slowly but surely, took form. Honeycombs, the colloquial nickname attached to the filters that keep reflections on scope lenses from giving away Marine positions, can make the difference between life and death on the battlefield.
TRAP and CSAR Training With MV-22Bs and A-10s
Fri, 03 May 2019
U.S. Marines conduct training involving tactical recovery of aircraft personnel, and; combat search and rescue aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii using MV-22B Ospreys with support from Air Force A-10 Thunderbolts.
Apache Helicopters Fly Offshore Near Oahu
Thu, 02 May 2019
The U.S. Army 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division flies 19 AH-64 Apache helicopters in an organized formation around Oahu, Hawaii.
SERE Combatives Enhancing Self-Defense
Thu, 02 May 2019
The Air Force recently implemented an advanced Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Combatives Program to enhance SERE specialists’ capability to instruct self-defense techniques to aircrews, thereby increasing survival chances in an unfriendly environment.
Torpedo Launch and 5 Inch Gun Shoot - USS Curtis Wilbur
Thu, 02 May 2019
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54A) launches a Torpex recoverable exercise torpedo and fires her 5 inch gun during training while operating in the Philippine Sea.
Marines Secure Landing Zone
Wed, 01 May 2019
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division secure a landing zone during Weapons and Tactics Instructors course 3-19 at Barry M. Goldwater Range, Wellton, Arizona. The seven week training event hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps aviation in support of a Marine Air-Ground Task Force.
Navy Inspires Future Generations Through STEM Outreach
Wed, 01 May 2019
Civil service and military personnel from Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division and Navy Experimental Diving Unit devoted their time with female students demonstrating a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) positions held at the local Navy base.
Realistic Firefighter Training At Tyndall AFB
Wed, 01 May 2019
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center's state-of-the-art Fire Research and Training Facility at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida provides extremely realistic firefighter training along with allowing for researching and studying more environmentally firefighting agents.
Take Your Kid To Work Day
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime associates' children explore various careers and activities during Take Your Kids to Work Day on the Defense Supply Center Columbus in Ohio.
American Explorer - Matthew Alexander Henson
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Matthew Alexander Henson, the son of two freeborn black sharecroppers in Charles County, Maryland, was one of two U.S. citizens and four Inuit assistants who became the first human beings to set foot on the North Pole on April 6, 1909.
Reba McEntire Performs "Freedom"
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Music country star and legend Reba McEntire performs her song "Freedom" at The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards.
Force On Force - Pegasus Forge IV
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
U.S. soldiers with air support from H64 attack helicopters participate in a battalion 'force on force' training exercise on the ranges of Fort Hood as part of Pegasus Forge IV.
Mass Rescue In Ocean Environment
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
Kauai Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services transport simulated victims from Coast Guard Station 45-foot Response Boat-Medium to shore during a full-scale mass rescue exercise at Ahukini Recreational Pier State Park and Hanamaulu Bay, which is the first airport response exercise of this scale conducted in an ocean environment.
2019 U.S. Army Junior Rifle National Championship
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
The top junior rifle teams in the country competed in the 2019 U.S. Army Junior Rifle National Championship hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and the Civilian Marksmanship Program at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Active Shooter In Chapel
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
U.S. Marines and Marine Corps Law Enforcement Officers with the Provost Marshal’s Office, Security and Emergency Services Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, conduct an active shooter drill at the Marine Memorial Chapel on the base.
F-15E Strike Eagle - High-Speed Pass
Sun, 28 Apr 2019
A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron performs a high-speed pass over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.
Perfect Sandbox For Marine Corps' Latest Unmanned Aerial System
Sun, 28 Apr 2019
The Marine Corps’ effort to outfit infantry squads with portable, organic surveillance capabilities as part of its “Quads for Squads” program is a perfect example of exactly what the Naval Postgraduate Schools' Joint Interagency Field Experimentation program intends to do.
Virtually Falling
Sun, 28 Apr 2019
Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape specialists show how they use virtual reality at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana to improve training and prepare those for the worst case scenario.
Navy Honor Guard Presents Colors At Alamo
Sat, 27 Apr 2019
The Navy Information Operations Command honor guard presents the colors during Fiesta's Navy Day at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
DLATS Avid Trekker Climbs Kilimanjaro
Sat, 27 Apr 2019
Not many people can claim that they have danced with an African tribe, climbed to the top of the highest peak in Africa and watched a sunset from above the clouds.
Soldiers Conduct CRXI Combined Arms Live-Fire
Sat, 27 Apr 2019
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division (1/1 CD) conduct a combined arms live-fire exercise or CALFEX at the end of exercise Combined Resolve XI (CRXI) at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany in January 2019.
Father Pins Son To Specialist
Fri, 26 Apr 2019
Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Krause pins his son, Spc. Skylar Krause to the rank of specialist during a brief promotion ceremony at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Sgt. 1st Class Krause also promoted his son to private first class when the two were stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado.
Air Force Navigator's Stein Defies Time
Fri, 26 Apr 2019
Virtually every military organization in the world has traditions. Some of these traditions are manifested in physical form like a personalized stein that is cherished by Captain Paul L. Utz, who was killed when his aircraft crashed on March 21, 1968.
Marine LG Helicopter Support Team
Fri, 26 Apr 2019
The helicopter support team provides a heavy lifting capability to the Marines and Sailors of 1st Marline Logistics Group operating in remote locations to receive or export supplies quickly, expanding 1st MLG's capability to support itself for longer periods in austere expeditionary environments.
Only Female Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier Pilot
Thu, 25 Apr 2019
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Kelsey Casey stands in front of an AV-8B Harrier at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona. She is the only female AV-8B Harrier pilot in the Marine Corps, who is currently deployed to the Middle East.
Soldier Graces The Stage, Serves His Country
Thu, 25 Apr 2019
More than a decade ago, a small-town boy in America’s heartland listened to country music on the radio with big dreams in his heart. These dreams came to fruition on stage during an annual music awards show.
Day With Cody - Navy Search and Rescue Swimmer
Thu, 25 Apr 2019
What do Navy search and rescue (SAR) swimmers do when they're not searching and rescuing? Here is what one named Cody does!
Rescue Swimmer - Vertical Surface Training
Wed, 24 Apr 2019
Aircrew members from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco lower a rescue swimmer towards the cliffs of Mori Point in Pacifica, California, during vertical surface cliff rescue training.
Secret To BUD/S Under Colossal Rock
Wed, 24 Apr 2019
"The secret to BUD/S is under this rock” is engraved on a 2,000-pound boulder that rests in a curious location ... Just before graduating in 2004, class 250 students moved it from some unknown location to the middle of a parking lot at Naval Special Warfare Center, home to the BUD/S training facility.
480th EFS Flight Training In Portugal
Wed, 24 Apr 2019
U.S. Air Force 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron conducts flying deployment training with the Portuguese Air Force at Monte Real Air Base, Portugal. The training involves F-16s take offs and hot pit refueling.
USAFA Men's Lacrosse Team With Old Glory
Tue, 23 Apr 2019
U.S. Air Force Academy's Time Baker holds Old Glory as he leads teammates onto the field prior to a lacrosse game against the University of Richmond on at Falcon Stadium.
Growing Up Military
Tue, 23 Apr 2019
Simply a weed to many, the true significance of the dandelion is known to few. Just as the dandelion seeds float on a breeze and bloom wherever they land, military children display the same resilience and tenacity to thrive in any environment.
Rock Hammer 2019 - Cao Malnisio Range
Tue, 23 Apr 2019
U.S. Paratroopers and Italian Army Forces conduct Rock Hammer Exercise in the night with the Deployable Instrumentation System Europe at Cao Malnisio Range, Pordenone, Italy.
The Oak Ridge Boys - Patriotism In Branson
Mon, 22 Apr 2019
Country Music Legends and Hall of Fame inductees ... The Oak Ridge Boys ... perform for an enthusiastic patriotic audience in Branson, Missouri at the Mansion Theatre during Veterans Week in November 2018. Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades.
Active Marine Visits WWII Female Marine Veteran
Mon, 22 Apr 2019
Staff Sgt. Nicholas Ranum from Marine Corps Recruiting Station Milwaukee bonded with Ruth Voight-Holman, a 96 year old Marine World War II Veteran, during an enjoyable visit with her at Lasata Senior Living Campus in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
Marine Attack Squadron 231 - 100 Valiant Years
Mon, 22 Apr 2019
A look at the U.S. Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 231 unit's valiant 100 year history providing air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities since February 1919.
Kids Enjoy Easter Egg Hunt
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Airmen and their families enjoy time together while at an Easter egg hunt put on by the 104th Fighter Wing Airman and Family Readiness Group at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts.
Cross Deck Training
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
The open ocean is a vast and sometimes unpredictable area in which the world’s navies operate. Maritime forces must often rely on helping hands from allies to complete missions.
Coast Guard Assists NOAA In Whale Disentanglement
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
The Coast Guard assisted National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration members in disentangling a humpback whale off Maui, Hawaii. The sub-adult mammal was freed of an estimated 500 feet of heavy gauge line with a buoy.
USS Charleston Completes Maiden Voyage
Sat, 20 Apr 2019
The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) sails through San Diego Bay in transit to the ship’s Naval Base San Diego homeport, successfully completing the ship's maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.
First Term Airman - Failing My Way To Success
Sat, 20 Apr 2019
First term Airman ... A term for many Airmen that carries moments of success, failure, disorientation, and most importantly... questions.
Navy To NASCAR
Sat, 20 Apr 2019
Jesse Iwuji is a lieutenant in the Navy Reserve. He is also a professional race car driver. He began racing as a hobby while he attended the U.S. Naval Academy, and made his pro debut in 2015 while still on active duty.
Soldiers Conduct The Green Mile
Fri, 19 Apr 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers participate in the Green Mile physical endurance course during week three of the Jungle Operations Training Course at the Lightning Academy, Wahiawa, Hawaii.
Soldiers Learn To Ski At Cold-Weather Ops Course
Fri, 19 Apr 2019
In each class for the Cold-Weather Operations Course at Fort McCoy, students receive approximately 16 hours of training in skiing ... one of the longest lengths of training time allotted for a skill set in the course.
USAF 27th Special Ops Group - Air Power Mission
Fri, 19 Apr 2019
The 27th Special Operations Group of Cannon Air Force Base conducts an air power training mission in cooperation with Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Marine Recruits - Basic Warrior Training
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
U.S Marine Corps recruits with Papa Company prepare to do the Day Movement Course during Basic Warrior Training at Paige Field on Parris Island.
Four Future Trends In Tactical Network Modernization
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
U.S. forces continue to advance their tactical networks to counter emerging cyber and electronic warfare attack threats along with enabling new forms of maneuver and maintain integration with military information technology services available stateside ... all while taking advantage of rapid innovation from the commercial information technology industry.
MRAP Vehicle Live-Fire
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
A .50-caliber machine gun mounted on a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle maintained by soldiers with Task Force Alamo, Texas National Guard, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Djibouti, fire rounds at a target at a military range in Djibouti.
Worksite Enforcement Operation - CVE
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
As part of an ongoing criminal investigation, special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations executed criminal search warrants at CVE Technology Group Inc. and four of its staffing companies.
Marine Rifle Squads Get Upgraded Night Vision Devices
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
An updated helmet-mounted night vision system is beginning to make its way to Marine Corps infantry units, enhancing the Marines' lethality and situational awareness in reduced visibility.
Marines Conduct Ice-Breaking - White Claymore 19
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, test their ability to keep calm and use proper methods to get out of the freezing water in case of broken ice during Exercise White Claymore in Bardufoss, Norway.
Cuban Migrants Interdiction
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo smallboat crew interdicts a 30-foot center console approximately 41 miles south of Key West. Ten Cuban nationals were transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton crew and to be transferred back to their home of origin.
Trump Pledges To Protect America From Any Enemy Missile
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
President Donald J. Trump talks about the vital importance of missile defense in a time of rapidly evolving threats from around the world at the 2019 Missile Defense Review.
Air Force 90th Missile Wing
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming is home to the 90th Missile Wing (Mighty Ninety) that operates Minuteman III (LGM-30G) ICBMs on full alert 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
Cherry Blossoms Flyover
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
A U.S. Air Force 459th Airlift Squadron UH-1N Iroquoise helicopter flies over cherry blossom trees at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
Rescue Squads Joint 'Spin-Up' For The Joint Fight
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
When lives are on the line, there is no margin for error ... and for a group of Air Force Combat Search and Rescue personnel, their razor thin life-saving operations were put to the test as they mobilized to Avon Park Air Force Range.
Soldiers Conduct Raider Lightning 2019
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Soldiers with the Tennessee Army National Guard perform winter live-fire training exercises including under snowstorm conditions during Operation Raider Lightning at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland.
Boston Surge
Sun, 14 Apr 2019
During Navy Recruiting Commands' Boston Surge evolution, recruiters speak to a student of Wayland High School about opportunities in the Navy during a scheduled visit.
Training For The Future
Sun, 14 Apr 2019
Force 2025 and beyond will need a new training system to thrive in ambiguity and chaos ... the synthetic training environment. The Army’s picking up speed to get there.
Marines Conduct Jet Fuel Fire Containment Drills
Sun, 14 Apr 2019
Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Marines conduct jet fuel fire containment drills at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar to maintain their proficiency in extinguishing aircraft fires and responding to emergencies on the flight line.
Old Guard Fife and Drum Corp - Cherry Blossom Festival Parade
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Soldiers from The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps assigned to 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) participate in The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.
Thunderbird Training Flight - Capt. Michelle Curran
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Air Force Thunderbird 6, Capt. Michelle Curran, Opposing Solo, performs a training flight over the Creech Air Force Base training range.
Marine Pilot Delivers First, Last Production-Era Venom
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
When a UH-1Y Venom comes off the production line, it weighs more than 11,800 pounds. During the helicopter’s production phase, Marine Corps Lt. Col. Eric Strong has delivered that weight many times. Most significantly, he played a leading role in the program’s historic bookend deliveries.
Marine Recruits Body Spar
Fri, 12 Apr 2019
Recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, body spar during the crucible at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC.
New Special Warfare TISC Dedicated To Special Tactics Founder
Fri, 12 Apr 2019
The Special Warfare Technical Integration Support Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida is dedicated to Col. John T. Carney, the roots of Special Tactics. The center is tasked with integrating technologies, ensuring interoperability and providing updates and training on communication equipment that Special Tactics operators use.
2019 Brick by Brick - LEGO Shipbuilding
Fri, 12 Apr 2019
Hampton Roads Naval Museum hosts the 8th Annual Lego Brick by Brick Shipbuilding event in Norfolk, Virginia. More than 110 Sailors from 14 commands helped organize the event, provide information to visitors and show kids how to build Lego models based on both historic and present-day Navy ships.
Large Groups of Immigrants Arrive In El Paso
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
U.S. Border Patrol Agents, including members of U.S. Border Patrol's BORSTAR teams (in tactical uniforms) provide food, water and medical screening to scores of migrants at a processing center after crossing the international border between the United States and Mexico in El Paso, Texas.
Airborne Brigade Leaders Prove Prowess In Alpine Passage
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
Leaders from across the 173rd Airborne Brigade came together to experience rigorous professional development and build interoperability with Italian allies while summiting the 2,700 meters of snow covered Monte Tonale in Northern Italy.
Army Howitzer Crew In Afghanistan
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
U.S. Army soldiers from the 212th Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Division continue to be “Best in Show” by honing their skills while training on their M777 Howitzers. They provide effective artillery fire in eastern Afghanistan.
Students Learn About Coast Guard During DARE Day
Wed, 10 Apr 2019
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Matthew Poore, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter pilot stationed at Barbers Point, answers questions from students during a DARE rally at Kaunakakai Elementary School on Molokai, Hawaii.
The Amphibious Tip Of The Spear
Wed, 10 Apr 2019
Amphibious warfare is the cornerstone of how the Marine Corps trains and fights. For Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) crewmen or Amtrackers as they are often identified, the role is critical and contributes immensely to the Marine Corps warfighting capability.
Battle Up!
Wed, 10 Apr 2019
For Marines, the fighting spirit burns bright long past service, because as long as there are battles that need to be won, there will always be Marines.
U.S. Airmen Participate In Vigorous Warrior 19
Tue, 09 Apr 2019
U.S. Airmen from the 86th Medical Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany participate in a multinational medical exercise drill with partners from Norway during Vigorous Warrior 19, Cincu Military Base, Romania.
USAF TSgt. Cam Kelsch Awarded Silver Star For Afghan Ambush
Tue, 09 Apr 2019
Family, friends and U.S. service members gathered as U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Vincent Becklund, deputy commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presented the Silver Star Medal to U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cam Kelsch, an ST Tactical Air Control Party operator assigned to the 17th Special Tactics Squadron, during a ceremony at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum for his heroics during an ambush by enemy forces in Afghanistan.
Largest Fleet of MQ-9s In The World
Tue, 09 Apr 2019
The U.S. Air Force 62nd Expeditionary Attack Squadron at Kandahar Airfield operates the largest fleet of MQ-9s in the world performing launch and recovery assets. This unique mission requires both Airmen and civilians to work together to ensure success.
Mike Walker - Music In Human Form
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Mike Walker is music in Human Form. Whether he’s singing his own music or doing one of his impressions of 50+ well known stars ... you will be totally entertained by the must see performer ... as he did during November 2018 Veterans Week in Branson, Missouri.
Fingerprints To Convicts ... Tracking Down The Enemy
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Bagram Airfield’s Afghanistan Captured Material Exploitation laboratory, is the only forensic operating lab in theater providing critical analysis to identify force protection threats and enable host nation criminal prosecutions.
KFOR Units Train Over Kosovo
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Multi-National Battle Group - East (KOFR) units involving the U.S. Army train to stay prepared to rapidly deploy throughout Kosovo in order to prevent any threat to a Safe and Secure environment and Freedom of Movement.
Small-Craft Attack Aboard USS Carney
Sun, 07 Apr 2019
Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Jamil Brassier, left, and Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Kevin Amador simulate firing a .50-caliber machine gun during a small craft attack exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney during exercise Joint Warrior 19-1.
Naval Station Rota’s Military Working Dogs
Sun, 07 Apr 2019
It’s easy to view dogs as cute and cuddly, but watching one take down a full grown man may change your mind. The Master-at-Arms dog handlers aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain have a slightly different job than teaching Lassie how to sit and roll over.
All-Marine Wrestling Team Conducts Clinics At High Schools
Sun, 07 Apr 2019
U.S. Marines assigned to the All-Marine Wrestling Team visit numerous high schools in the southern Washington and Oregon Area to conduct wrestling clinics in December 2018. The team's goal was to help foster a greater relationship with local schools and athletes while providing young men and women the opportunity to experience what the Marine Corps has to offer.
Stevon A. Booker - Distinguished Service Cross Recipient
Sat, 06 Apr 2019
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Stevon A. Booker was presented posthumously the Distinguished Service Cross on April 5, 2019 ... for his heroic action during the initial ground assault into Baghdad, Iraq, known as the Thunder Run. Staff Sgt. Booker was killed in action on April 5, 2003, while returning fire during combat operations as his unit (1-64 Armor) attacked into the heart of the city.
Special Forces Group Soldiers Train For The Worst
Sat, 06 Apr 2019
When Capt. Andrew took his Green Beret combat dive team to Blythe for annual training, he had one priority in mind ... save lives. Andrew knew his team’s ability to survive during waterborne infiltration missions overseas would increase with specialized swift water rescue training.
Battles of Trenton and Princeton Involved Marines
Sat, 06 Apr 2019
General George Washington and his Continental Army including Marines ... crossed the Delaware River on December 25, 1776 to engage British forces (German mercenaries) in Trenton, New Jersey on December 26th and then in early January 1777 defeated British forces in the Battle of Princeton. Both victories were critical in saving the revolution and winning Independence.
Golden Knights Perform At "Thunder Over The Bay"
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
The U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team perform at the “Thunder Over The Bay” Air Show at Travis Air Force Base, California in March 2019.
Digital Guardians - Installation Cyber Security
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Due to technology’s exponential growth, access to powerful computers and dynamic software has become increasingly easier for a wide margin of people to obtain. As a result of sensitive information being distributed digitally, cyber attacks have become more prevalent as technology progresses. The U.S. Air Force has its own team of professionals that ensure its virtual assets and information are protected ... cyber security technicians.
SMWDC - Lethal, Ready, Capable ... Own the Fight!
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) is one of five of the U.S. Navy's Warfighting Development Centers with a mission to increase the lethality and tactical proficiency of the Surface Force across all domains.
Marines Fire and Maneuver
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
U.S. Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division ... engage targets; throw grenades; fire an M72 Light Anti-Tank Weapon; and, move to cover ... during a fire-and-maneuver training drill at Range 217 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Bound By Blood, Serving By Choice
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
Eight years since last seeing each other, two brothers from Central Valley, California, cross paths at a remote West Texas location, nestled between mountain ranges and riddled with desert shrub. The setting is all too familiar for the pair, which have spent more years apart than together.
Air Force Security Forces - Weapons Training
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
The 192nd Security Forces squadron train with both live fire and simulated ammunition in various locations in Virginia. The training took place in a controlled environment with dye-marking cartridges that can be used to determine where a target or person gets hit, and allows Airmen to safely engage each other for a more realistic simulation of being under fire.
Coast Guardsmen Receive Air Medal For Heroics
Wed, 03 Apr 2019
Seven U.S. Coast Guardsmen received the Air Medal for meritorious achievement at an award ceremony at Air Station Atlantic City New Jersey. Four were awarded for heroics during Hurricane Harvey and three were awarded for heroics in medevacing a heart attack victim 60 miles off shore.
One Air Station’s Herculean Efforts To Stop Drug Smugglers
Wed, 03 Apr 2019
It was completely dark in the middle of the Caribbean Sea on the evening of October 3, 2018. Dense bands of cloud shrouded the moon, obscuring all light with storms intermittently rumbled to life, dampening the darkness with sheets of rain. Five thousand feet above the sea, a large white airplane sliced through the gloom, its telltale orange stripe and Coast Guard shield obscured by the shadows.
Coast Guard Cutter Pendant Breaks Ice
Wed, 03 Apr 2019
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Pendant, a Boston based 65-foot Small Harbor Tug, breaks ice around fuel terminals located on the Weymouth Fore River providing a safe, efficient, and navigable waterway system that supports domestic commerce and international trade.
Patriot Jet Team - Thunder Over The Bay
Tue, 02 Apr 2019
The Patriot Jet Team performs an aerial demonstration with the Czech-built Aero L-39 Albatros aircraft during the “Thunder Over The Bay” Air Show at Travis Air Force Base, California. The Patriots Jet Team is a civilian aerobatic formation team that performs in air shows across the western United States of America.
Membrane To A Cell
Tue, 02 Apr 2019
Marine Corps security forces operate like the membrane to a cell. They hold all working components safely inside reinforced walls, only allowing approved and registered personnel access and providing protection from the ever-present threat on the exterior.
Rock Hammer 2019 - Dandolo Range At Night
Tue, 02 Apr 2019
U.S. Paratroopers and Italian Army Forces conduct Rock Hammer Exercise in the night with the Deployable Instrumentation System Europe at Dandolo Range, Pordenone, Italy.
Month of the Military Child
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
April is designated as the Month of the Military Child by the Department of Defense Education Activity ... underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. The Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.
Inside The Looming Tower
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Air traffic controllers from the 54th Operations Support Squadron arrive for their "day shift" duty long before the sun begins to rise at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The brisk winter air is stagnant, stinging their cheeks as they approach the impressive 12-story tower ... marking the start of the flying mission.
Battles Won
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
When we wear the Eagle, Globe and Anchor, we are standing on the shoulders of the many generations of Marines who came before us. We are proud of that legacy, and proud of the nation we fight to protect.
Tactical Patrol Boats Securing The Sea
Sun, 31 Mar 2019
U.S. Navy tactical patrol boats, assigned to Command Task Group 68.6 from Camp Lemonnier, provide security to Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe as it departs the Port of Djibouti.
IWTC Instructor Molds, Mentors Information Warfare Warriors
Sun, 31 Mar 2019
Since Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Richard Ayala joined Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach, he has led 80 hours of instruction for 106 Sailors during two intelligence training team scenarios and was elected by his peers as the Petty Officer Association’s “Esprit de Corps” officer.
Special Ops Forces Medical Element Flight
Sun, 31 Mar 2019
U.S. Air Force Special Operations Forces Medical Element (SOFME) teams train on a C-146 aircraft. Some real-world responsibilities for SOFME include ensuring the health and well-being of all operational members, conducting casualty evacuations, and providing medical expertise and advice to commanders.
U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge
Sat, 30 Mar 2019
U.S. Army combat medics, Spc. Alexander Campbell, Spc. Alberto Acosta and Spc. William Horne triage simulated casualties during U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge Combat Testing at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. Soldiers must endure a multitude of events such as land navigation, physical fitness test, medical evacuations, weapons function checks, ruck march, chemical biological radioactive nuclear evaluations, written test, and medical treatments to qualify for the Europe Expert Field Medical Badge.
Strength Of The Pack - Building Culture Within Your Team
Sat, 30 Mar 2019
In Rudyard Kippling's novel, "The Jungle Boo, there is a poem that the wolves use to teach their young about their culture. One of the lines in the poem states; “For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.” In the Greywolf Brigade we like to say... “We Are…GREYWOLF!”
Navy SEAL History
Sat, 30 Mar 2019
The famous cadre known as SEALs ... grew from humble beginnings on the beaches of Fort Pierce, Florida ... to warriors tasked with some of the most high-risk missions known in history with only a few shared publicly.
Golden Gate Bridge "Long Line"
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
U.S. Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., execute their "long line" sequence at the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California.
Not All "Docs" In Marine Corps
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
More than 9,000 sailors are currently embedded into Marine Corps units, wearing Marine Corps uniforms rather than their traditional Navy uniforms and, to the surprise of many Marines ... they’re not all "Docs".
Shipwreck That Changed Coast Guard Forever
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Marine Electric, a converted WWII-era ship, capsized 30 miles off the Virginia coast on February 12, 1983, and brought about drastic changes in the Coast Guard, including revamped marine safety procedures and the implementation of rescue swimmers.
Explosive Detection Canine Hoist
Thu, 28 Mar 2019
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Cory Sumner, maritime enforcement specialist, and his partner Feco, an explosive detection canine, assigned to Maritime Safety and Security Team 91105 in Alameda, California conduct hoisting exercises with aircrew members from Air Station San Francisco in San Francisco Bay.
Life Of A Bomb: From 'Cradle To Grave'
Thu, 28 Mar 2019
In December 2018, a bomb was used to take out a high-stakes member of the Islamic State in Afghanistan ... a big win for troops, especially those who moved the explosives through each step, eventually making it onto the F-16 Fighting Falcon that dropped it on target.
Aerial Gunnery At Novo Selo
Thu, 28 Mar 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division conduct aerial gunnery exercises at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.
SSgt. Travis Atkins - Hero, Father, Son
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Atkins, a 10th Mountain Division squad leader, is credited with saving the lives of three of his soldiers by throwing himself atop a suicide bomber on a hot and muggy morning, June 1, 2007 in the vicinity of Yusufiyah, Iraq. Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins' 23-year-old son and parents reminisce on his life, service, and heroic actions ... that posthumously earned him the Medal of Honor for by President Donald Trump on March 27, 2019 in a White House ceremony ... presenting the medal to SSgt. Akins' son.
Montana Son Gives His Life For Fellow Soldiers In Iraq, Earns MOH
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Yusufiyah wasn't the safest place to be. The Iraqi town southwest of Baghdad was in an area U.S. Soldiers called the "Triangle of Death" ... because so many had been killed there in the years following the 2003 invasion. It is where U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins made the ultimate sacrifice saving the lives of three of his soldiers by throwing himself atop a suicide bomber on June 1, 2007.
Travis Atkins - Medal of Honor Recipient
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
President Donald Trump posthumously awarded fallen U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Atkins the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on March 27, 2019 for saving the lives of three of his soldiers by throwing himself atop a suicide bomber on June 1, 2007 in the vicinity of Yusufiyah, Iraq.
Fallen Travis Atkins' Medal of Honor Presented To His Son
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
President Donald J. Trump posthumously awards fallen Army Staff Sgt. Travis W. Atkins the Medal of Honor during a White House ceremony ... where his son (23) proudly accepts it. His son was 11 when his father heroically saved three of his soldiers by throwing himself atop a suicide bomber in Iraq on June 1, 2007.
F-22 Raptor - Polar Force Flight
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
An up close look at a F-22 Raptor from the 3rd Wing and 477th Fighter Group as flies over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska after participating in a close formation taxi, known as an Elephant Walk during a Polar Force exercise.
From Body Armor To Mosquito Jackets
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
In June 1951, the Navy shipped prototypes of its newly designed armored utility jacket to Korea where it would be worn by select Marine and Army combat units. After three months of assessing its value, Navy medical observers in theater concluded that this protective clothing was universally desired by combat troops, had a positive "psychological influence on morale" and minimized the risk of fatality.
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The vision of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) is ... effectively countering violent extremist organizations in Somalia and East Africa ... leveraging the flexibility of its strategic location as a critical power projection platform and works with partner nations, coalition forces, and interagency/intergovernmental organizations to achieve a unified effort.
The Duttons Show - A Family Good Time!
Mon, 25 Mar 2019
The entertainingly diverse Duttons Show in Branson, Missouri is a must experience featuring a variety of instruments, including violin, guitar, bass, viola, banjo, mandolin, keyboard, harmonica, and drums, among others. In addition to their award winning instrumental virtuosity, the Duttons are accomplished singers and dancers ... including their talented children who are involved throughout the enjoyable, feel good family show ... with a patriotic overtone that honors the troops, veterans, first responders, and law enforcement.
A Walk Among Heroes
Mon, 25 Mar 2019
A breeze occasionally cuts through the late summer humidity and causes the flags to magically rise, ripple and fall. The sight of 360 American flags standing in rows suddenly coming to life in waves is both eerie and moving.
Marines Refine Fast Rope Skills
Mon, 25 Mar 2019
Marines refine their fast rope skills at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. Fast roping allows Marines to quickly enter otherwise inaccessible locations from hovering aircraft.
USS Chief Honors World War II Fallen
Sun, 24 Mar 2019
Lt. Cmdr. Fred Crayton (center), commanding officer of the Avenger class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14), Executive Officer Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Cowart (left), and Command Senior Chief Patrick Lampley salute with fellow sailors at attention during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Manila, Philippines, to honor the Filipino and American service members who lost their lives in World War II.
Greatest Generation Army Veteran Shares Corps Experience
Sun, 24 Mar 2019
The generation of people born between 1910 and 1924 are known as “the greatest generation”. They are celebrated for being humble, savers, hard-working and devoted. George Isgitt embodies all of the traits from his generation and more.
USS John C. Stennis Flight Ops - Intrepid Sentinel 2019
Sun, 24 Mar 2019
Sailors conduct flight operations on the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf on during exercise Intrepid Sentinel 2019.
Barksdale Firefighters Train After Dark
Sat, 23 Mar 2019
Even when the sun has set and the night has begun, Barksdale Air Force Base firefighters are always on alert. To maintain their quick reactive skills, their unit conducts regular night exercises ... as two teams do in response to an emergency call.
Soldiers Provide Security For Casualty
Sat, 23 Mar 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, advance forward to provide security for simulated casualty during Decisive Action Rotation 19-04 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California.
Lone Sailor Statue Stands Watch In Guam
Sat, 23 Mar 2019
Standing at 7 ft. tall and gazing toward the Pacific Ocean, the Lone Sailor statue was unveiled during a ceremony at the Ricardo J. Bordallo Governor's Complex in Hagatna, Guam.
Marines Jungle Training At Kahuku
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
U.S. Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment conduct various jungle training ops including ... aerial reconnaissance utilizing small unmanned aerial systems and helicopters; establishing a patrol base to conduct jungle patrols; and, radio communications at the U.S. Army Kahuku Training Area in Oahu, Hawaii.
Army Engineers & Paratroopers Conduct Wet Gap
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
U.S. Army soldiers of the 127th Airborne Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division partner with paratroopers from A Company, 4th Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 82nd Abn Div and fellow engineers with 502nd Multi Role Bridge Company, 19th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade to perform a wet gap training exercise on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. It involves self-bridging a river that is a water obstacle involved in completing a mission ... which occurs in combat situations.
Super Galaxy - Aeromedical Evacuation Forces Biggest Ally
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
During a cold, gloomy December week, total force Airmen teamed up at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to test the capability of the Air Forces largest aircraft to perform aeromedical evacuation during a proof of concept event. The goal was to establish the C-5M Super Galaxy as part of the universal qualification training program for Aeromedical Evacuation forces.
Marine Heavy Helicopter Touch & Go, High Altitude Ops
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
U.S. Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 461 conduct touch and go, high-altitude ops during cold weather training at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Coast Guard Tactical Demonstration
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Los Angeles-Long Beach crewmembers conduct a tactical demonstration in the Port of Los Angeles.
Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton - More Than Just Vertical Lift
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
It is not uncommon these days to see a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III landing, taking off or loading and unloading cargo at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton ... Its strategic airlift capability provides a secluded and centralized location for movement of cargo to exercises and real world requirements without impacting traffic or telegraphing operations.
Coast Guard Aircrew Rescues Two Surfers
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River rescues two surfers trapped in a cove near Indian Beach, Oregon.
Tactical Combat Casualty Care
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Airmen with the 841st Missile Security Forces Squadron participate in tactical combat casualty care familiarization training at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana.
Faith and Army Gives Soldier Second Chance
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
U.S. Army Sgt. Dalton Apodaca overcame the odds with his brain tumor and thanks God for making it all possible. He also credits his Army Nurse Case Manager for always being so helpful and willing to take care of him like her own child.
Students Experience 'Nimitz Virtual Reality'
Tue, 19 Mar 2019
Sanger High School students experience the Navy’s virtual reality asset, the Nimitz during a Navy location visit on the way to the Salinas Airshow. The experience consists of going through a series of exercises, starting with a briefing, before participating in a virtual high-speed water extraction of a Navy SEAL team that is pinned down under enemy fire.
Artificial Intelligence Can Free Imagery Analysts To Focus More On The Unknown
Tue, 19 Mar 2019
Analysts at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency time could be better spent doing other things human analysts could be freed up by AI to spend more time doing the cognitively difficult work of identifying and determining the significance of unfamiliar activities that take place in unfamiliar locations.
Kirtland Air Force Base
Tue, 19 Mar 2019
Kirtland Air Force Base, located in New Mexico, is the largest installation in Air Force Global Strike Command and sixth largest in the Air Force. It is home of the Air Force Materiel Command's Nuclear Weapons Center and other key Air Force units.
Smokey Explosive Placement
Mon, 18 Mar 2019
A U.S. Army paratrooper prepares to place an explosive as fellow paratroopers provide assistance in a cloud of smoke at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany during Rock Spring, an exercise that includes air, armor and infantry assets.
Win The People, Win The Battle
Mon, 18 Mar 2019
The 407th CA BN and NATO allies and partners collected atmospherics, or learned the social and political climate of fictional town Kittensee, by engaging locals while other members of the 407th met with key leaders. Through these engagements, the civil affairs teams were able to understand the needs of the people of Kittensee and gauge their receptivity to U.S. and NATO forces.
3CR Aerial Response Force Live-Fire In Iraq
Mon, 18 Mar 2019
U.S. Soldiers assigned to Bandit Troop, 1st Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment and deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve participate in an aerial response force live-fire training exercise in Iraq.
Battle Colors Ceremony Performances
Sun, 17 Mar 2019
U.S. Marines attached to the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and Silent Drill Platoon, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. perform during the Battle Color Ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
Celebrating 77 Years Of The USO - The Force Behind The Force
Sun, 17 Mar 2019
To celebrate the 77 year service of ‘the force behind the force,’ the USO of Metropolitan New York hosted the 57th Armed Forces Gala and Gold Medal Dinner awarding military service members and citizens for their efforts beyond self.
Marine Corps 2019 Marksmanship Competition, Pacific
Sun, 17 Mar 2019
U.S. Marines with various units on the installation participate in the Marine Corps Marksmanship Competition, Pacific at Kaneohe Bay Range Training Facility, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
Coast Guard Cutter Eagle On Savannah River
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle transits down the Savannah River in front of the Tybee Island Lighthouse on its way to Savannah, Georgia for St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
Five-Year-Old Tobis - Pilot For A Day
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Tobias Taylor, a 5-year-old boy who suffers from cystic fibrosis, never lets any of his disadvantages slow him down ... including being Pilot for a Day on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.
Battle of the Bulge - 74th Commemoration
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Static and dynamic display of World War II vehicles around the "Mardasson" museum of Battle of Ardennes and inside the Bastogne Barracks during the 74th anniversary of the WWII Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne, Belgium.
Active Shooter Line Sweep
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Airmen assigned to the 4th Security Forces Squadron perform a line sweep during an active shooter exercise at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.
Vietnam War Veteran Stan Solomon's Untold Story
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
There is something unsettling about being stuck in a flying metal object around 20,000 feet in the air with bullets flying past ... The two Marines trapped inside the F-4 narrowly escaped with their lives intact, it was the most stressful moment of Stan Solomon’s Marine Corps career.
F-35C Lightning II - Navy's One Mean Aircraft
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The F-35C Lightning II is the Navy's aircraft carrier version of the new joint strike fighter now in the hands of a select few naval aviators. It is the baddest airplane on a carrier.
Sailors Visit Battle of Iwo Jima Memorial
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
U.S. Navy sailors assigned to the "Golden Swordsmen" of Patrol Squadron observe the memorial on Mount Suribachi where U.S. Marines raised Old Glory during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.
Junior Soldiers Learning To Perform
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Soldiers from the 17th Field Artillery ‘Thunderbolt’ Brigade headquarters participated in support of the Warfighter Exercise 19-1 ... a routine training exercise designed to validate multi-functional echelons above brigade headquarters in high intensity combat scenarios. The exercise allows units to test their standard operating procedures under stress, in a learning environment that some junior soldiers do so for the first time.
U.S. Air Force Drill Team
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
A standard U.S. Air Force Drill Team performance features a professionally choreographed sequence of show-stopping weapon maneuvers, precise tosses, complex weapon exchanges, and a walk through the gauntlet of spinning weapons.
Paratroopers Observe Fire Exercise
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, observe the area during a blank-fire exercise as part of Lipizzaner V at Pocek Range in Postonja, Slovenia.
Lighter-Than-Air Craft In The World Of Wars and Use By Navy
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
A short history of the role of lighter-than-air craft and how they started humans down the path of flying ... and their use by the U.S. Navy.
Soldiers Live-Fire At Selo TA
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conduct a section live-fire exercise at Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.
JROTC Cadets Visit Marine Corps Camp Lejeune
Tue, 12 Mar 2019
U.S. Marines educate Woodstock High School's Navy and Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Cadets on Camp Lejeune, NC. Fifty cadets were shown how to operate the M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement, and the M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer.
Pearl Harbor Survivor - Roy Carter
Tue, 12 Mar 2019
Roy Carter was serving aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma on the morning of December 7, 1941, and was one of the lucky ones who escaped the surprise attack, not only with his life but also without serious injury.
Thicker Than Blood
Tue, 12 Mar 2019
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Hailey Knowlton and Pfc. Jacob Knowlton, twins and Eugene, Oregon, natives, speak about the uniqueness of their relationship as twins and how earning the title "Marine" has deepened their connection.
Doug Gabriel Show - Celebrating Christmas
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
The Doug Gabriel Show, is a good, clean family show with a lot of variety that is a must see when visiting Branson, Missouri ... offering an uplifting Christmas show during November and December. Its talented cast combines Doug's wonderful singing voice and magic guitar fingers with a terrific ensemble of musicians that includes one of Branson's top comedians.
USCG Lt. Ronaqua Russell Awarded Air Medal
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Coast Guard Adm. Charles Ray, the vice commandant of the Coast Guard, and Coast Guard members gather for the presentation of the Air Medal to Lt. Ronaqua Russell at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site at Moton Field.
Airman’s Great Grandfather Served As A Navajo Code Talker In WWII
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Airman 1st Class Phillip Rock is part of his family’s legacy of military service – a legacy that, in fact, would not have continued if it weren’t for that military service itself. Raised by his grandparents, he learned much about his cultural heritage from them. He also learned where his family’s long military lineage began.
25th Air Force's Syria 2018 Mission
Sun, 10 Mar 2019
A look at the 25th Air Force's mission in Syria during 2018 in association with destroying Syria's chemical weapons and other military efforts.
Coast Guard Lt. Ronaqua Russell Awarded Air Medal
Sun, 10 Mar 2019
Coast Guard Lt. Ronaqua Russell is the first African-American female in the Coast Guard to be awarded the Air Medal. She received it for her efforts during Hurricane Harvey.
Fallen Special Tactics Operator USAF SSgt. Dylan Elchin Remembered
Sun, 10 Mar 2019
Hundreds of Special Tactics Airmen, family and friends gathered to commemorate a fallen U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, a Special Tactics combat controller, who was killed November 27, 2018 ... when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb while deployed in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.
Captain Marvel STEM Demo
Sat, 09 Mar 2019
Students listen and watch airmen involved with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) demonstration prior to a screening of the movie "Captain Marvel" in Washington, D.C. The demonstration was held to inspire children to serve in the Air Force or STEM-related careers.
The Quiet Waters Of Southeast Alaska
Sat, 09 Mar 2019
Tucked away in a remote area off the coast of the Southeast Alaskan town of Ketchikan sits the Navy's facility for testing the acoustic health of the Pacific Fleet's submarines. All it takes to get there is ... a 20-minute car ride, followed by a 10-minute boat ride to Back Island.
Our Military Story
Sat, 09 Mar 2019
A look at how the U.S. Department of Defense is organized and how our nation is defended by the men and women who volunteer to serve our country and protect our security, way of life ... utilizing power assets ... second to none!
Marine Corps Casualty Assistance Calls Officer Training - Mod 3
Fri, 08 Mar 2019
The Casualty Assistance Calls Officer (CACO) acts on behalf of the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps in assisting the survivors of active duty Marines from the initial death notification to assistance with coordinating funeral arrangements and applying for benefits and entitlements with various organizations.
USS Zumwalt Departs San Diego
Fri, 08 Mar 2019
Guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt departs San Diego as part of an operational underway. The milestone demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s commitment to advancing the lethality of its surface combatants by integrating cutting-edge technologies in Zumwalt’s combat systems, weapons, and engineering plants.
NASA, Army Place An @AstroAnnimal In Space
Fri, 08 Mar 2019
Army astronaut Lt. Col. Anne C. McClain successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, aboard a Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft for a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station ... McClain will participate with her crew in facilitating some 250 research investigations and technology demonstrations not possible on Earth.
Andrew Bundermann Receives Distinguished Service Cross For Heroics
Thu, 07 Mar 2019
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Thomas S. James Jr., left, commander of 1st U.S. Army, Former U.S. Army Capt. Andrew L. Bundermann, middle, infantry officer assigned to Troop B, 3rd Squadron, 61st Calvary Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Dwayne Cook, senior enlisted leader for 1st Army, pose for a photo on March 7, 2019, during Bundermann's Distinguished Service Cross ceremony for heroics in Afghanistan on October 3, 2009.
Turning Opportunity Into Award-Winning Research
Thu, 07 Mar 2019
For the past 17 years, the Naval Postgraduate School has offered a Scholarship for Service program for its master’s degree in computer science with a specialization in cybersecurity and cyber operations, providing a direct pathway to increase the size and diversity of the nation’s cybersecurity talent pool. And through the scholarship’s "Monarch" option, the program has successfully transformed students from wildly-diverse backgrounds into respected leaders in the cybersecurity field, contributing across the national security space.
Bravo Soldiers Squad Live-Fire
Thu, 07 Mar 2019
Soldiers of U.S. Army Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division conduct a squad live-fire exercise on Fort Bliss, Texas.
11th MEU Maritime Raid Force VBSS
Wed, 06 Mar 2019
U.S. Marines and Sailors with the Maritime Raid Force, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, in rigid-hull inflatable boats and an MH-60S Sea Hawk with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 21, approach a ship to conduct a casualty evacuation during a during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise with the Maritime Raid Force, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Military Family Life - The Gibsons
Wed, 06 Mar 2019
For military family members who serve on active-duty, being separated from loved ones is part of the job ... leaving their families to defend freedom and advance the national interests of the United States. The Gibson family knows this reality well.
T-38 Talons Over Northern California
Wed, 06 Mar 2019
A three ship formation of T-38 Talons from Beale Air Force Base fly over Northern California with amazing cockpit views of the aircraft, mountains, valleys, lakes, the Pacific coastline, San Fransisco Bay/City area, and other scenic beauty.
Carrier Air Wing 1 Take-Off
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
Squadrons assigned to Carrier Air Wing 1 depart the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman during flight operations in an undisclosed location.
Coast Guardsmen Happy Return Home
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant crew enjoy being with family and friends upon their return to homeport at Port Canaveral, Florida. The Vigilant crew returned after a two-month Caribbean Sea patrol.
Aviation, Missile Center Expands Upon BAT Technology
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
The potential exists to use this technology to train complete crews in rescue hoisting and cargo sling load – any scenario they might encounter in any type of combat or rescue situation ... even the possibility to be used as preparation for hurricane relief or similar missions.
USAF Demo Teams Fly Alongside F-86 At Heritage
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper, F-35 Lighting II and F-22 Raptor Demo Teams fly alongside an F-86 Sabre in formation during the Heritage Flight Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
MQ-9 Reaper Keeps Eyes On Targets
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
From executing deliberate strikes to performing close air support and complete aerial reconnaissance, the Air Force is taking a new approach to the multi-role capacity of the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft.
11th MEU Conducts RUT
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
The 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) completes Realistic Urban Training (RUT) exercise across the Southwestern United States. RUT is the final shore-based training exercise for the 11th MEU before deployment.
USS Rushmore Returns To Homeport
Sun, 03 Mar 2019
Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group transits the San Diego Bay to its homeport of San Diego following a successful eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.
Marines Paint Friendship Archway At Kin Town
Sun, 03 Mar 2019
Marines from Camp Hansen volunteered to paint the archway outside the Camp Hansen Gate 1 in Kin Town, Okinawa. The battalion has also been participating in numerous volunteer activities including beach cleanups and teaching English to both local preschools and working professionals along with engaging in cultural and friendship exchanges.
Medical Readiness - United Accord 18
Sun, 03 Mar 2019
U.S. Army Africa's medical readiness exercise during United Accord 18 is a three week exercise during 2018 designed to build readiness by giving U.S. Army medical professionals an opportunity to train side-by-side with Ghanaian Armed Forces at the 37th Military Hospital, Accra, Ghana.
Paratroopers Cold Casualty Evacuation
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Paratroopers with 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment (Airborne), 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, prepare a mock casualty for evacuation by helicopter at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
Pride, Professionalism and Passion
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
In the culture of the United States, there is a common expectation for high school graduates to attend college immediately following graduation. For Master-at-Arms Second Class Yvette Martinez, and many of her applicants, another path to success is a better fit.
37th Training Wing Mission
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
The 37th Training Wing, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas ... is the largest training wing in the United States Air Force, operating schools at nine locations throughout the United States with most of its training conducted at JBSA-Lackland. Its mission is ... to train, develop, inspire, and strengthen our Air Force and International partnerships.
Sailors Conduct Shock Trauma Section Drills
Fri, 01 Mar 2019
U.S. Navy Sailors with Combat Logistics Detachment 34 attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command conduct shock trauma section drills held at an undisclosed location, Southwest Asia.
Alpha and Papa Companies Graduate
Fri, 01 Mar 2019
After being transformed by the nation’s toughest boot camp, hundreds of new U.S. Marines from Alpha and Papa Companies graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island ... joining the Corps’ ranks to carry on its more than 244-year legacy.
Mountain Warrior Recounts Chilean Mountain Warfare School Experience
Fri, 01 Mar 2019
Soldiers training at the Chilean Mountain Warfare School quickly learn why it is one of the most respected climbing and survival schools anywhere ... For many of the Soldiers, it is the toughest course they will ever complete.

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