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National Will
Mon, 24 Sep 2018
National Will underscores why our great beloved America came to be and remains so today ... even under the most difficult times including when there is political discourse ... as what we all hold dear living in the USA is paramount and requires the will as a unified nation to do so ... and none more so than preserving Her for the youngest ones among us ... so they can do the same ... for the next generation!
Traditional Cutting Of Air Force 71st Birthday Cake
Mon, 24 Sep 2018
Brig. Gen. Craig Baker, 12th Air Force vice commander, and Airman 1st Class Philip, the youngest Airman in attendance, cut the 71st Air Force birthday cake at the 2018 Las Vegas Air Force Ball. It is tradition for the highest ranking and youngest Airmen to cut the ceremonial cake at formal Air Force events.
Marines Take On MTX 3-18
Mon, 24 Sep 2018
This summer, Marines with 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division, proved their ability to operate in any clime and place in the mountains of Bridgeport, California, during Mountain Exercise 3-18.
Life Cycle Of An Airman
Mon, 24 Sep 2018
Recruiting, developing and retaining a high-quality workforce of effective leaders is essential for war fighting success. The Air Force’s ability to respond faster than our adversaries relies on the talent and leadership of Airmen.
Sailors Conduct Burial At Sea
Sun, 23 Sep 2018
Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conduct a burial at sea during a ceremony on the ship's starboard aircraft elevator, while the ship is underway in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations.
Video Games and Navy Future Force
Sun, 23 Sep 2018
Navy Life, an online platform of Navy-themed games and simulations, matches potential recruits to enlisted jobs according to their skills, abilities and, most important, interests ... thereby increasing recruitment and encouraging Sailors to consider long-term naval careers. Navy Life also presents a realistic look at the service’s career development path.
Soldiers Conduct Sniper Training - XCTC 2018
Sun, 23 Sep 2018
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 200th Infantry Regiment, New Mexico, and 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, Oregon conduct live Sniper Training during exercise eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) at Camp Roberts, California.
Carrier Strike Group 5 and Aircraft Formation
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan leads a formation of ships assigned to Carrier Strike Group 5 as Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft and Navy F/A-18 Hornets pass overhead in the Philippine Sea, as part of Valiant Shield 2018.
Army Rapid Results
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Focusing on high-priority projects that will enable the Army to better deter and defeat rapidly modernizing adversaries, and addressing combatant commanders’ needs for solutions to critical capability gaps, the Army Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO) helped define the new possible in rapid acquisition.
Marines Live Fire With AAVs
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Marines from India Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, conduct a live-fire range with amphibious assault vehicle support during Exercise Northern Strike 2018 at Camp Grayling, Michigan.
Old Glory Proudly Flies At Fort McCoy
Fri, 21 Sep 2018
The flag of the United States of America flies on the flagpole in front of Garrison Headquarters at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.
Air Shows Are Dreams
Fri, 21 Sep 2018
For some people, air shows are the opportunity to see awesome aerial displays, climb on board an aircraft and talk to its aircrew. For others, air shows are dreams.
USCGC Forrest Rednour LA Homeport Arrival
Fri, 21 Sep 2018
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour, a Sentinel-Class Fast Response Cutters (FRC), arrives at its new homeport at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach. The Forrest Rednour is slated to be the first of four FRCs to be homeported at Base Los Angeles-Long Beach.
Love and Pride of USA
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
Love and Pride of USA reminds all Americans about the wondrous reasons why we should never take our freedoms and rights for granted that we enjoy in our beloved USA ... and the responsibilities to safeguard them as every generation has done since our great nation's birth!
Marines AAV Djibouti Shore Landing
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
U.S. Marines assigned to Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, drive an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) onto the Djibouti shore during Theater Amphibious Combat Rehearsal ... that integrates U.S. Navy and Marine Corps assets to practice and rehearse a range of critical combat-related capabilities available to U.S. Central Command, both afloat and ashore, to promote stability and security in the region.
Building The Army Of The Future
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
We must create an environment in which teaming, agility and rapid user feedback are integrated early to improve the ­decision-making process and overall program success. Close and continued collaboration with the cross-functional teams as well as our stakeholders in industry will be critically important in delivering capabilities to Soldiers ... fast.
Navy Recruits - Morning PT and First Aid Training
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
Recruits perform group physical training and learn basic first aid at U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command (RTC) during August 2018. The hands-on learning curriculum at RTC tests recruits on their war-fighting skills before they reach the fleet. More than 30,000 recruits graduate annually from the Navy's only boot camp.
Rescuing NC Residents From Hurricane Florence Flooding
Wed, 19 Sep 2018
U.S.Coast Guardsmen and members of the North Carolina National Guard assist residents affected by flooding following Hurricane Florence in Old Dock, North Carolina.
One Of The Last Living WWII Marine Fighter Pilots
Wed, 19 Sep 2018
Sam Folsom (98) was one of the first echelon of 17 Marine fighter pilots with Marine Fighter Squadron 121 tasked with defending Guadalcanal. He is also one of the last living Marine Corps WWII combat pilot.
Sheppard Air Force Base
Wed, 19 Sep 2018
Sheppard Air Force Base with the 82d Training Wing and 80th Flying Training Wing is the largest U.S. Air Force training base and most diversified in Air Education and Training Command. It is located in Wichita Falls, Texas.
U.S. Air Force 71st Birthday
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. The United States Air Force is a trusted and reliable joint partner with our sister services known for integrity in all of its activities, including supporting the joint mission first and foremost ... It will excel as stewards of all Air Force resitsces in service to the American people, while providing precise and reliable Global Vigilance, Reach and Power for the nation.
God and Country
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
"God and Country" underscores the importance of God in our great blessed USA ... throughout Her glorious history ... and always remaining intertwined within our American society ... as intended ... by the Founding Fathers and the overwhelming majority of Americans!
Attack Aircrew Recognized With First-Ever Remote "R" Device
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
The Air Force’s first-ever remote "R" device was presented to aircrews of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Creech. The device was one the Meritorious Service Medals and Air Force Commendation Medals that the respective airman received.
America's Army - Pride & Values
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
The U.S. Army’s mission is to fight and win our Nation’s wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders. Its soldiers do so with pride and values!
Celebrating Constitution Day!
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
The U.S. Constitution proudly displayed over Old Glory in celebration of Constitution Day ... September 17th.
K9s For Warriors - Because Together We Stand
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
K9s For Warriors is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing service canines to our Warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury, and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post-9/11.
4th Marines Compete In Obstacle Course
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
Reserve Marines competing in the 4th Marine Division Super Squad Competition, tackle an obstacle course at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richadson, Anchorage, Alaska. The obstacle course evaluated each squads ability to work as a team, demonstrate problem solving and small unit leadership skills, and marked the beginning of the competition.
USS Kearsarge - Hurricane Florence Response
Sun, 16 Sep 2018
U.S. Navy Ensign Jibri Kea tracks the position of a surface contact using a polaris on the bridge of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). U.S. Naval Forces Northern Command deployed Kearsarge, along with embarked elements of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Expeditionary Strike Group 2 command element, to be positioned to provide Defense Support to Civil Authorities from the sea in response to Hurricane Florence, should support be requested.
Soldier, Competitor and Father - Roles That Can Never Quit
Sun, 16 Sep 2018
Everyone wants to be good at something. So people try all kinds of things in their youth to discover it. It may take years to find that one thing that they are truly passionate about. For some unfortunate others, they may never find it. For one U.S. Army Soldier, he found his passion at 14 years old, and he’s been doing it ever since.
Navy SEALs - Beginning and First Missions
Sun, 16 Sep 2018
Beginning in August 1942, the United States Navy Sea, Air, and Land Teams, commonly abbreviated as Navy SEALs ... have specialized in unconventional warfare, counter-guerrilla warfare and clandestine operations ... in all environments. Among the SEALs' main functions are conducting small-unit maritime military operations that originate from, and return to, a river, ocean, swamp, delta, or coastline. The SEALs are the U.S. Navy's primary special operations force and are a component of the Naval Special Warfare Command ... and have evolved over history into one of the most elite military groups in the world.
Give Thanks
Sat, 15 Sep 2018
"Give Thanks" ... is about what all Americans should be thankful for ... since our beloved country's noble birth on July 4, 1776!
America and More!
Sat, 15 Sep 2018
Angela McKenzie, host of Initiative Radio, speaks with speaks with the founder of USA Patriotism! ... David Bancroft ... about America including exceptionalism, freedom, rights, troops, war, patriotism, the greatest generation, media coverage, political gridlock, immigration, the Presidency, congressional term limits, faith issues, and student patriots.
Preparing Fort Bragg For Hurricane Florence
Sat, 15 Sep 2018
Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command fill sandbags at Fort Bragg, NC in preparation for Hurricane Florence.
Middle School Students Brief Congressman On STEM Technologies For Navy Challenges
Sat, 15 Sep 2018
It’s not often that middle school students have an opportunity to brief the Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces about technologies they developed to solve Navy challenges.
Special Ops Security Forces - Armed Vehicle Defense
Sat, 15 Sep 2018
U.S. Air Force 193rd Special Operations Security Forces Squadron conduct an Armed Vehicle Defense Course near their base in Middletown, Pennsylvania. Armed Vehicle Defense is all about winning the fight in, into, and around vehicles ... utilizing real object learning by shooting from inside a variety of vehicles, shooting through auto glass along with engaging threats.
Marine Fires Javelin Missile
Fri, 14 Sep 2018
A U.S. Marine fires an FGM-148 Javelin, a shoulder-fired anti-tank missile, at a target during a live-fire demonstration near At Tanf Garrison, Syria.
Green Mountain Boys Host World War II Combat Pilot
Fri, 14 Sep 2018
As the Green Mountain Boys prepare to transition to the fifth generation fighter F-35 Lightning II in 2019, it’s only fitting they found time to learn from one of the oldest living combat pilots from World War II.
Army Profession
Fri, 14 Sep 2018
The U.S. Army’s mission is to fight and win our Nation’s wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders.
Beacon of Freedom
Thu, 13 Sep 2018
"Beacon of Freedom" is a visual sense of what being an American entails ... starting with the efforts of American generations before ... allowing for today's Americans to bask in the freedoms inherited ... and keep ... Her beacon brightly lit!
Saluting Old Glory At Pentagon On 9/11
Thu, 13 Sep 2018
First responders and Pentagon police officers salute as an American flag is unfurled at the Pentagon on September 11, 2018 (Patriot Day) during a ceremony to honor those killed in the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon.
Teaching Robots To Be More Reliable For Soldiers
Thu, 13 Sep 2018
Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University developed a new technique to quickly teach robots novel traversal behaviors with minimal human oversight. The technique allows mobile robot platforms to navigate autonomously in environments while carrying out actions a human would expect of the robot in a given situation.
Maritime Raid Force
Thu, 13 Sep 2018
The Maritime Raid Force (MRF) is the smallest task force in the Marines and operates under the Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) ... specializing in operations conducted on structures in or near bodies of water. MRF utilizes speed and stealth to take enemy forces by surprise and secure their target.
Our Wounded
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
"Our Wounded" honors all America's active and veteran military men and women .... who were wounded in combat ... serving valiantly for our beloved land of the free ... and are among the ones ... who make HER ... the Home of the Brave!
Moving Aircraft Away From Hurricane Florence
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
U.S. Coast Guardsmen at Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, move air assets out of the area of potential impact of Hurricane Florence on September 12, 2018. The Coast Guard is strategically moving assets to protect them from the storm’s impact, while ensuring they are in an optimal position for the response.
USNS Mercy Participates In Humanitarian/Disaster Relief Exercise
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
The U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy conducted a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) exercise on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, as part of MSC’s ongoing participation with the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018 exercise.
Air Force Pilot Pipeline
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
The Air Force’s pilot shortage is a complex issue. To get more pilots from the classroom to the cockpit, Airmen are using technology and processes in innovative ways. Take a journey through the pilot pipeline to see solutions Airmen have implemented in each stage of fighter-pilot training.
Answering The Call
Tue, 11 Sep 2018
Answering The Call ... underscores what Americans have always done since the birth of our beloved great USA ... safeguarding Her and our priceless freedom!
Patriot Day - Never Forget ... September 11!
Tue, 11 Sep 2018
On Patriot Day, we honor the nearly 3,000 innocent lives taken from us on September 11, 2001, and all of those who so nobly aided their fellow citizens in America's time of need. We rededicate ourselves to the ideals that define our country and unite us as one, as we commemorate all the heroes who lost their lives saving others.
Have You Forgotten?
Tue, 11 Sep 2018
Have You Forgotten? ... performed by Daryl Worley ... should grab every American's heart with overwhelming pride for the patriotic efforts in response to the horrific, deadly attacks on September 11, 2001 along with sincere sadness felt for the many fallen and injured!
There She Stands
Tue, 11 Sep 2018
Michael W. Smith wrote his moving, patriotic song, There She Stands, that was inspired by and in remembrance of the tragic, deadly September 11, 2001 attacks. He also credits President George W. Bush for asking him to write a song about the attacks.
Deployment Prep - Stay Ready To Go
Tue, 11 Sep 2018
It’s a phone call Airmen know can come at any minute, but few are expecting... “Hello, this is your unit deployment manager. We just got a short notice deployment tasking for you, and you leave in 10 days.” While not the norm, phone calls like this aren’t uncommon ... reminding Airmen of the importance of remaining deployment ready at all times.
Soldiers Cold Weather Tent Setup
Tue, 11 Sep 2018
Soldiers learn how to prepare an area in the snow to erect a tent and keep it warm as part of the two-week Cold Weather Course taught at U.S. Army Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.
I Just Came Back From A War
Tue, 11 Sep 2018
I Just Came Back From A War is a powerful song performed by Daryl Worley about the effects of war on soldiers once they return home and try to adjust to the mundane realities of a free society.
We The People
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
"We The People" reminds all Americans of the priceless freedom and rights they share as citizens in this beloved great country that remains so today ... because of the blood, treasure, and other noble patriotic efforts by so many since the signing of the Declaration of Independence ... and ... through their individual and collective efforts under the preamble of majority rule!
Kids Learn How To Salute
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard Beard, 145th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron superintendent, teaches military children how to salute during the Annual North Carolina Operation Kids on Guard held at the NC Regional Training Site in Stanly County.
DoD Partnerships Critical To Fairbanks’ Strategic Importance
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
Lucian Niemeyer, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment, toured new military construction projects valued in excess of $1 billion at Clear Air Force Station, Eielson Air Force Base, Fort Greely and Fort Wainwright ... all located in the greater Fairbanks area.
Marine Corps University
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
The Marine Corps University is a group of accredited higher-education schools at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. It has evolved into the primary source of Professional Military Education for Marines worldwide. Through its resident and non-resident programs, the Marine Corps University develops the professional competence of its Marines, other service, international, and civilian students.
America's Symbol
Sun, 09 Sep 2018
"America's Symbol" expresses what "Old Glory" should mean to every American ... with the same heartfelt pride ... that Francis Scott Key felt when seeing our beloved flag still flying on that historic day, inspiring him to write the "The Star Spangled Banner" that became our national anthem ... and when seeing the iconic image of the Marines raising the Old Glory on Iwo Jima during World War II ... Then there is every time seeing a flag draped coffin of a fallen American hero.
USS Manchester Rests In Port of Los Angeles' Night Glow
Sun, 09 Sep 2018
The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Manchester (LCS 14) rests in the Port of Los Angeles' night glow during a scheduled visit for LA Fleet Week.
America's Presidents
Sun, 09 Sep 2018
"America's Presidents" honors all who have and will proudly lead the United States of America, as President. This salute is more about the Presidency, understanding the respective political mindset and associated actions ... relative to the challenges for each one ... underscored by their unyielding desire to do what is best for our beloved country ... and their fellow citizens!
Force On Force Preps Airmen To Deploy
Sun, 09 Sep 2018
Force on Force training ensures SFS airmen's proficiency in various tactics and procedures such as ... building clear out, team movements, hostage rescue, and properly applying cover fire along with reinforcing their teamwork and communication skills.
America's Jet
Sun, 09 Sep 2018
Proudly named America's Jet, this U.S. Air Force Strike Eagle (tail 487) fighter earned its title by becoming the first F-15E to have a recorded an air-to-air kill.
Soldiers Provide Security Force In Afghanistan
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
U.S. Army soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment with weapons ready as they provide security force (SECFOR) during a police advisory mission in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
Our Valiant Troops
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
"Our Valiant Troops" is ... a reminding tribute to America's brave, proud troops including those who have served before them. God bless them all for their honorable duty to our beloved USA!
Forged In The Melting Pot
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
The first American flag was sewn in June 1777 ... the symbol of a new country hell-bent on freedom. It has flown free above battlefields and aboard haze-grey Navy ships. This ensign has been seen as a symbol for the American dream by immigrants and natives alike. And much like the country we serve, the Navy and USS Harry S. Truman have a diverse group from around the world ... a melting pot that’s always growing.
Soldiers Snow Walk, Sled Pull
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
Soldiers learn how to walk in snowshoes and pull equipment sleds during a patrol as part of the two-week Cold Weather Course taught at U.S. Army Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.
Our Heroes, America's Best
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
"Our Heroes, America's Best" ... honors the valiant heroes and patriots who have ... gone ... above and beyond self and call of duty ... on behalf of our beloved USA ... since Her noble birth!
The U.S. Marines
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Honoring the few, the proud ... the U.S. Marines ... past, present, and future ... for always valiantly answering the call ... no matter where ... throughout their proud history ... for our beloved America ... going beyond self ... for country's sake ... Semper Fi to them all!
Recruits Combat Crawl
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, crawl during a combat conditioning exercise at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
Turn and Burn: Low-Fly Zone
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
The U.S. Air Force 48th Fighter Wing’s 492nd and 494th Fighter Squadrons are combat-ready, world-wide deployable F-15E Strike Eagle units capable of executing strategic attack, interdiction, close air support and counter-air missions in support of war plans and contingency operations for U.S. European command, U.S. Africa command, and NATO.
Marines Conduct Airfield Seizure
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment detain notional enemy combatants during an airfield training event at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field in Bogue, North Carolina. The training was part of enhancing the unit’s ability to effectively capture and control any territory while optimizing insertion tactics.
Honoring The Fallen
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
"Honoring The Fallen" proudly salutes the valiant ones ... who went beyond self ... making the ultimate sacrifice ... for our beloved America!
Two-Plus-Two Ministerial Meeting
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attend the first "two-plus-two" ministerial meeting between the U.S. and India in New Delhi.
PTSD: The Ugly, Raw, Imperfection
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
Former U.S. Army Sgt. Tony Fantasia, the man with the bear paw that could crush someone’s hand, operates a hand-made hobby shop that doubles as an opportunity for a different type of reform ... one for reshaping invisible wounds.
MOH Recipient John Chapman's Heroic Actions
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
A graphic depiction of the heroic actions and ultimate sacrifice by Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman, a Special Tactics Combat Controller, attached to a Navy Sea, Air, and Land (SEAL) Team, conducting reconnaissance operations in Takur Ghar, Afghanistan on March 4, 2002.
Preventing Illegal Charters
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
Coast Guard crews from Sector Jacksonville and Station Ponce de Leon board vessels during Operation PAX Defender in Ponce Inlet, Florida. The operation is a multiagency effort to deter and prevent illegal charters throughout the 7th Coast Guard District that is responsible for Coast Guard activities throughout a 1.7 million square mile area including Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and 34 foreign nations and territories.
Air Force Security Forces New Objective Molds Lethality, Readiness
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
In October 2017, Secretary of Defense James Mattis published guidance for all Department of Defense personnel which included the importance and push to promote readiness within the military and evolving our current forces to become more lethal.
John Chapman - Valor and Sacrifice
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism as an Air Force Special Tactics Combat Controller, attached to a Navy Sea, Air, and Land (SEAL) Team, conducting reconnaissance operations in Takur Ghar, Afghanistan, on March 4, 2002 ... paying the ultimate sacrifice while saving many of his fellow special forces teammates. He was finally recognized posthumously with Medal of Honor by President Donald Trump in a White House ceremony sixteen years later on August, 22, 2018.
Military Working Dog Aggression Attack
Tue, 04 Sep 2018
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Elder, 100th Security Force Squadron military working dog handler, and MWD Ukkie, perform a demonstration during the Newmarket Fire and Police Fun Day in Newmarket, England. The MWDs and handlers demonstrated chest and back bites along with the six-phases of aggression.
Patriotism Plays Key Role For National Guard Recruitment In Alabama
Tue, 04 Sep 2018
Expressing her amazement at the “the outpouring of support” the Tennessee Valley region gives its Armed Forces, Alabama's highest ranking National Guard officer told a group of more than 600 business, community and military leaders that such support is impressive, but not surprising in a state known for its patriotic citizens.
Soldiers Experience Freezing Water
Tue, 04 Sep 2018
Soldiers plunge into freezing cold water ... learning how to regain their composure and pull themselves out on to the ice during a Cold Weather Course at U.S. Army Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.
Happy Labor Day!
Mon, 03 Sep 2018
American workers are the backbone of our country and this Labor Day, we celebrate their dedication, strength, and resilience in and outside of the workforce.
Guiding From Behind The Screen
Mon, 03 Sep 2018
Today, a future Sailor's first step towards joining the Navy is typically to research the job online. This creates the need for a unique type of recruiter, someone to bridge the gap between curiosity and the physical recruiting station ... a cyberspace recruiter.
M3EI Weapons System (MAAWS)
Mon, 03 Sep 2018
A look at the new U.S. Marine Corps M3E1 Multi-role, Anti-armor, Anti-personnel, Weapons System (MAAWS) with CWO5 Joshua Smith, the 2nd Marine Division Gunner, explaining the advantages and capabilities at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Sea Chanters Sing At Concert
Sun, 02 Sep 2018
Members of the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters sing during an afternoon Concert at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. The concert is part of the Navy Band’s ongoing mission to build outreach and awareness of the Navy mission.
U.S. and Iraqi Guns Bring Steel Rain To ISIS
Sun, 02 Sep 2018
In northwestern Iraq, along the Syrian border, the desert echoes with the sound of artillery. A fire support base hums with activity as service members move about in the heat, reloading, firing, cleaning, maintaining, and securing artillery positions. They speak different languages, but are bound by the common effort of defeating ISIS with each artillery barrage.
Skilled In Combat
Sun, 02 Sep 2018
The Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) 2018 Advanced Combat Skills Assessment competition winners from the U.S. Air Force 374th Security Forces Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, speak about their experience gained from the competition with scenes of their winning efforts.
John McCain - Honorable U.S. Senator and Decorated Navy Veteran
Sat, 01 Sep 2018
USA Patriotism! proudly salutes U.S. Navy veteran Senator John McCain for his honorable, dedicated duty to our beloved USA during his decorated military service and elected leadership tenure ... never wavering!
Army Goes Nautical To Sustain Logistical Horizon
Sat, 01 Sep 2018
Boats or military vessels bringing mass amounts of personnel and equipment to a shoreline, like the mental images one gets when thinking D-Day, are usually linked to the Navy. Well, the United States Army also has watercraft and have been using them for years to train and sustain ongoing missions across the world.
Battle Tank's Value
Sat, 01 Sep 2018
U.S. Army 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division brought its heavy Armor to Atlantic Resolve 2018 in Europe ... with Captain Thomas Comer explaining the value the tank brings to battle and the practical experience his Soldiers are gaining with their participation in Atlantic Resolve.
Army Trainees Conquer Obstacle Course
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
U.S. Army trainees from Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, train on the Sand Hill Obstacle Course at Fort Benning, Georgia. The battalion is charged with training and transforming civilians into disciplined, adaptive and flexible Infantrymen, ready to accomplish the mission of the Infantry Corps.
What It Means To Be A Lazy E
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
A combat engineer brings both constructive capabilities, e.g. building bunkers, providing utilities and destructive capabilities, e.g. demolition and breaching support on the battlefield. This unique combination of capabilities provides knowledge, experience and skills to commanders at the operational and tactical levels with which they can reduce friction, facilitate maneuver and improve the morale of friendly forces or create friction and disorder for the enemy.
Charlie Co. Marines - Gas Chamber
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
U.S. Marine Corps Recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, prepare and perform chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) defense training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. Training for CBRN defense is an event in which recruits experience the exposure of gasses and learn how to properly use a gas mask.
Spitting On Old Glory and Country
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
I decided to exercise "my freedom of expression" ... as I just could no longer remain silent ... after seeing and hearing ... some Americans unwillingness to grasp and/or care about ... Old Glory's priceless value to Americans like me ... who are among the "once silent" overwhelming majority ... It is a "red line to us" that should never be crossed!
Hughes Music Show - Dynamic Entertainment
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
The Hughes Music Show in Branson, Missouri is a very entertaining must see with a dynamic, engaging regular season and an amazing, inspiring Christmas show that is worth a trip to Branson just to see it! Also, every show has scenes expressing pride of our beloved USA. And its a total family effort with the 50+ amazing singers, dancers, musicians, and performers ... all related. The Hughes family is even the world's largest performing family.
Hit The Lights
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
After his family struggled to have power in their home when growing up, Airman 1st Class Zackeriah Martinez, an 18th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems technician, now gets to help keep Kadena Air Base’s power on.
Space and High Angle Rescue Techniques - Patriot North 18
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
During Patriot North 18, firefighters from the National Guard and civilian counterparts practice confined space and high angle rescue techniques ... including using space rescue equipment, vertical and horizontal hauling, lowering systems, personal protective equipment, and patient packaging.
When You Believe
Wed, 29 Aug 2018
One Voice Children's Choir performance of "When You Believe" with filming at Omaha Beach and Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial in Normandy, France. It is dedicated to all the U.S. and Allied troops, who fought in World War II, including those who fought at Normandy's Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword Beaches in the D-Day Invasion with many fallen brave ones buried in Normandy ... and to the millions of Jewish victims who lost their lives during the Nazi Holocaust.
Marine's View Above Air Ground Combat Center
Wed, 29 Aug 2018
Sgt. Derek Levi, V-22 Osprey crew chief, Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing looks over the landscape of Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., during an aerial flight formation exercise.
Networking On-the-Move Now On MV-22 Osprey
Wed, 29 Aug 2018
U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command is enhancing Marines’ ability to communicate in the air with a new iteration of Networking On-the-Move, including the MV-22 Osprey. The capability enabled mission commanders to conduct en route planning and execution across several types of missions.
EOD Dive School
Wed, 29 Aug 2018
Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians participate in dive school aboard Naval Support Activity Panama City, Florida.
Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics
Tue, 28 Aug 2018
Scenes of the U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics at Coast Guard Station Juneau, Alaska. The Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics builds morale amongst cutter members, while providing a fun alternative to every day training in events such as the tug-o-war, chain pull, survival swim, line toss, and the heat-and-beat. Crews aboard Coast Guard buoy tenders in Alaska service 1,350 navigational aids along 33,000 miles of coastline while actively participating in search and rescue, environmental protection and law enforcement missions.
Reasons For Independence
Tue, 28 Aug 2018
From its humble beginnings, the United States has grown to become the undisputed world leader ... Let us not forget the sacrifices made by those who committed what were consider treasonous acts in order to right what they saw as oppressive, unlawful rule. We should also remember those who have fought to maintain that freedom, from the Revolutionary War through today’s War on Terror, ensuring our nation remains the land of the free and home of the brave.
Soldiers Conduct Skiing and Snow Patrol Training
Tue, 28 Aug 2018
U.S. Army soldiers learn how to ski at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area and conduct snow patrol training as part of their participation of the two-week Fort McCoy’s Cold-Weather Operations Course (CWOC) during February 2018.
This Is Me
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
An inspiring video of the song “This Is Me” by Keala Settle from the “The Greatest Showman” movie wonderfully performed by One Voice Children’s Choir ... that should remind all ... that being an American ... starts with constitutional rights ... to be yourself ... while united as ... We The People!
Dragon Recon With Old Glory
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
A U.S. Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady pilot with Old Glory in the cockpit flies the high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft approximately 70,000 feet above an undisclosed location.
Model Ship Builders Bring History To Life
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
Model ship builders showcase their talents and offer a rare glimpse of wooden ship building on a weekly basis at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum.
Sunset Parade At Lincoln Memorial
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
Marine Barracks Washington performs a Sunset Parade at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on July 3, 2018. The parade is an inspiring performance of music and precision marching that features "The Commandant's Own" The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the Marine Corps Color Guard, the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, and Ceremonial Marchers.
We Are One
Sun, 26 Aug 2018
A heartfelt, inspiring video illustrating One Voice Children's Choir performing "We Are One" ... a moving, song that should remind all Americans ... why our beloved USA ... is the ... Land of the Free and Home of the Brave ... as ... We The People ... are united ... as one nation ... under God!
USS Wasp Sails In Philippine Sea
Sun, 26 Aug 2018
The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) sails in the Philippine Sea during a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. PASSEX enabled the Wasp ARG and the JMSDF a chance to practice communications and maneuvering procedures.
SERE - What It Takes
Sun, 26 Aug 2018
Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE), trainees face long grueling days of simulated interrogation, sleep-deprived nights and nonstop activity that pushes them to their physical limits.
Yesterday's Air Force - Basic Military Training
Sun, 26 Aug 2018
Tomorrow's Airmen all get their start at Lackland Air Force Base where citizens have been transforming into Airmen since 1942. It makes no difference whether you were a pickle or faced the B.E.A.S.T. ... Basic Military Training is the one thing that all enlisted Airmen have in common.
USAF TSgt. John Chapman's Medal of Honor Ceremony
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
President Donald Trump presents the Medal of Honor to Valerie Nessel, the spouse of U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman, during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C. on August 22, 2018. Sergeant Chapman was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for actions on Takur Ghar mountain in Afghanistan on March 4, 2002, an elite special operations team was ambushed by the enemy and came under heavy fire from multiple directions. Chapman immediately charged an enemy bunker through thigh-deep snow and killed all enemy occupants. Courageously moving from cover to assault a second machine gun bunker, he was injured by enemy fire. Despite severe wounds, he fought relentlessly, sustaining a violent engagement with multiple enemy personnel before making the ultimate sacrifice. With his last actions he saved the lives of his teammates.
Families, Caregivers and Readiness
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
A huge thank you is owed to the families and caregivers of our wounded, injured and ill Soldiers; the unsung heroes of our heroes.
Airborne Ops - Preston Drop Zone
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
U.S. Army paratroopers conduct airborne operations utilizing the MC-6 maneuverable troop parachute system to descend to Preston Drop Zone, August, Georgia. Paratroopers are required to make at least one qualifying jump during a consecutive three-month period to maintain their jump status and stay qualified for future Airborne Operations.
Soldiers Fire Howitzer In Iraq
Fri, 24 Aug 2018
U.S. soldiers fire a howitzer in Iraq, while supporting Iraqi forces as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Lookouts Of The Last Frontier
Fri, 24 Aug 2018
In the Bering Sea, the middle of nowhere is everywhere. There is no internet or cell service for a thousand miles. Atka, Adak and Attu are some areas on the chart that live up to their name as remote outposts on a distant planet. A rocket can blast to the next galaxy before a mariner catches sight of an island in The Last Frontier. You’re not in space. You’re on an Alaskan patrol.
Bravo Co. Marines - Initial Drill
Fri, 24 Aug 2018
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, are getting evaluated during initial drill at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina during June 2018. During evaluations, drillmasters score the platoons based on their uniforms, bearing, movements, as well as the drill instructor’s cadence and sword control.
Medal of Honor Recipient - Air Force Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman was posthumously presented the Medal of Honor by U.S. President Donald Trump, in the name of the Congress, on August 22, 2018 ... for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty ... distinguishing himself by extraordinary heroism as an Air Force Special Tactics Combat Controller, attached to a Navy Sea, Air, and Land (SEAL) Team, conducting reconnaissance operations in Takur Ghar, Afghanistan, on March 4, 2002.
Shooter Spotter Team
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
U.S. Marines work as a shooter spotter team using the M28 Designated Marksmanship Rifle to engage targets at the range during Exercise Bougainville I on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay.
Building The Future, One Roboboat At A Time
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
The annual International RoboBoat Competition is a robotics contest, where the next generation of engineers put their autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs) through a series of advanced water-based challenges that mirror real-world maritime operations.
USS Harry S. Truman Flight Ops - July 2018
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) aircraft carrier and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 conduct flight operations during July 2018.
Cutter Passes By Angels Gate Light House
Wed, 22 Aug 2018
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour, passes by the Angels Gate Light House in San Pedro, California.
Scientists On Flight Line, Training Like A Warfighter
Wed, 22 Aug 2018
They traded test tubes and keyboards for fighter jets and robots ... Instead of lab coats and goggles, they wore MOPP suits and gas masks ... Scientists on the Flight Line participants, training like a warfighter to increase their understanding of the battlefield provided great insights into real world applicability.
RED FLAG-Alaska 18-2
Wed, 22 Aug 2018
RED FLAG-Alaska, a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. forces, provides joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. RED FLAG-Alaska 18-2 hosted over 100 aircraft and focused on joint war fighters integrating ground forces with air forces.
Honor Guard Presents Colors For Hometown Heroes
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard parade the colors during the playing of the national anthem at the start of a Hometown Heroes with the Dayton Dragons at Fifth Third Field in downtown Dayton, Ohio. Members of the military also threw out the ceremonial first pitch, and sung the national anthem during the pregame ceremonies.
Swift Water/Flood Search and Rescue FEMA Certification
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
Soldiers from the West Virginia Army National Guard (WVARNG) and the West Virginia Swift Water Rescue Team (WVSWRT) recently attained the necessary training and certification to identify as a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Type 1 swift water/flood search and rescue team within the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the comprehensive, national approach to disaster response.
Soldiers Live-Fire Weapons On Range 17
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
Soldiers with the U.S. Army 13th PSYOP Battalion conduct rifle and machine gun live-fire training on Range 17 at Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin.
USS Carney Night Transit
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) transits the Mediterranean Sea during a patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners, as well as, U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
Berlin Airlift - A Symphony Of Freedom
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
In June of 1948, the United States Air Force, along with the Air Forces of Britain and France, undertook a humanitarian mission of a massive scale to bring aid to the city of Berlin. Over the next 15 months, 92 million air miles were flown in over 278 hundred missions, providing much needed supplies to the citizens of Berlin.
Colorado Spring Fire 2018 - Night View
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
A night view of the Spring Fire near La Veta, Colorado during July 2018 that became the third largest in Colorado's history. It lasted 30+ days with over 108,000 acres burnt and more than 200 homes destroyed or damaged.
Marines - The Few, The Proud - Always Faithful!
Sun, 19 Aug 2018
A proud glimpse of what being a U.S. Marine ... is all about ... going beyond self ... for the Land of the Free ... and upholding the proud honor ... of living in ... the Home of the Brave! And once a Marine ... Always a Marine ... Always Faithful ... to country and fellow citizens!
Soldier Fires Weapon During Room Clearing
Sun, 19 Aug 2018
A U.S. Army soldier fires his weapon while conducting a room clearing with fellow soldiers during Exercise Noble Partner 2018 in Norio, Georgia.
The Sky's The Limit For Kids At STARBASE Summer Camp
Sun, 19 Aug 2018
Children learn exciting science, technology, engineering and math applications during a summer camp that will help them launch a rocket, and hopefully, give them ideas for their future.
Marines Fire Javelin Missiles
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, fire two FGM-148 Javelin Missiles in a volley during Exercise Northern Strike 2018 at Camp Grayling, Michigan.
Enhancing Medical Readiness At Saber Strike 18
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
Saber Strike 18, a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational training exercise in the Baltic region, does not just focus on armor, artillery, and air cavalry. Multinational service member support requires constant, completely-mobile medical readiness as well.
Air Force Special Ops TACPs
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
The U.S. Air Force's Special Operations Tactical Air Control Party Airmen, or SOF TACPs, are ground special operators who direct air power on the battlefield. Specifically, these Airmen call in air and ground strikes while embedded with a special forces team, such as the Army Rangers or Navy SEALs.
Migrants Interdicted by Coast Guard and CBP
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
U.S. Coast Guard Station Marathon crewmember and a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent distribute life vests to Cuban migrants near Marathon on August 10, 2018. A total of 17 migrants were interdicted by Coast Guard units and CBP agents then repatriated back to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba.
Dive Medical Officer - Beyond No Easy Accomplishment
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
Attaining the title of medical doctor in the U.S. military is no easy accomplishment ... and only then can one try to become a Dive Medical Officer (DMO) with potential DMOs enduring a grueling schedule where they are constantly physically and mentally strained ... with the path to becoming a DMO averaging around nine years, taking immense focus and drive.
Arctic Eagle 2018
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
Arctic Eagle 2018, a joint, interagency, intergovernmental and multinational involvement, consists of scenario-based events at multiple locations in Alaska. The scenarios include hazardous material detection and response, security and protection of critical infrastructure, triage, domain awareness patrol, communication and transportation support conducted in arctic conditions.
Military Working Dog's First Helicopter Flight
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cody Nickell works with with Topa, a military working dog (MWD), to get him accustomed to being inside a UH-1N helicopter during a familiarization flight. Flying in a helicopter can be hard for a MWD due to the noise and vibrations, but once the MWD becomes comfortable with the aircraft, it can be transported quickly and efficiently to wherever needed.
Improving Long-Range Precision Fires
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Of the Army’s “big six” priorities driving its new modernization strategy, long-range precision fires is at the top of the list. The ability to execute accurate strikes at significant distances is critical to ground operations in any theater, against any adversary ... especially a near-peer threat that can restrict U.S. maneuver through anti-access and area denial systems and techniques.
MEDEVAC - National Training Center
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Tasked with an extremely important mission, Charlie Company 2916th Aviation Battalion provides air MEDEVAC support to more than 50,000 service members who train at the U.S. Army National Training Center annually.
Sailors Graduate From Boot Camp
Wed, 15 Aug 2018
U.S. Navy Sailors graduate from boot camp at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. More than 30,000 recruits graduate annually from the Navy's only boot camp.
New Award Recognizes Preservation of Corpsman Tradition
Wed, 15 Aug 2018
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune introduced a new command award dedicated to recognizing a senior and junior Corpsman for their exemplary efforts to uphold the Hospital Corps traditions.
Marine Recruits Swim Qualification - Parris Island 2018
Wed, 15 Aug 2018
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, and Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, complete their swim qualification on Parris Island, South Carolina. Swim qualification includes a 25-meter swim, leaping into the water from a tower, treading water and quickly shedding combat equipment while underwater.
In The Heart Of America
Tue, 14 Aug 2018
"In The Heart Of America" showcases the Branson, Missouri area for its amazing, diverse fun things available for all ages ... including must see entertaining live-shows; family/children attractions; museums; challenging golf courses; activities on two lakes; and, other enjoyable outdoor activities. All underscored with pride of the USA ... and especially ... when attending a live-show.
Water Bucket For California's Largest Wildfire
Tue, 14 Aug 2018
Army Staff Sgt. Ge Xiong checks a 600-gallon water bucket before a mission at the Mendocino Complex Fires in Lake, Colusa and Mendocino counties, California on August 10, 2018. The Mendocino Complex Fires is now the largest wildfire in California’s history.
President Signs 2019 Defense Authorization Act
Tue, 14 Aug 2018
President Donald J. Trump signed the $717 billion Fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) at a ceremony at Fort Drum, New York ... And while the NDAA authorizes a 2.6 percent military pay raise and increases the active duty forces by 15,600 service members, it does not fund the military. Rather, it authorizes the policies under which funding will be set by the appropriations committees and then voted on by Congress.
Space and Missile Technology Center
Tue, 14 Aug 2018
The Space and Missile Technology Center at the 30th Space Wing, Vandenberg Air Force Base preserves and interprets the evolution of missile and space system activity from the 1958 to present day.
Marine Snipers - Danger Zone
Mon, 13 Aug 2018
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. David Bloxton, a scout sniper with 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, posts security while his team practices crossing a danger zone during Exercise Northern Strike at Camp Grayling, Michigan.
Special Operations - Aggressive, Innovative, and Fast
Mon, 13 Aug 2018
When reading about or interacting with the forces assigned to the U.S. Special Operations Command we think of speed, global reach and, most important, operational success. Special operations forces (SOF) routinely conduct critical missions with highly trained operators using world-class equipment that is peculiar to them.
Twilight Tattoo - 100 Years of Mateship
Mon, 13 Aug 2018
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosts a special Twilight Tattoo celebrating "100 Years of Mateship" between the United States of America and Australia at Comny Hall, Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall, Virginia. Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long, live-action military pageant featuring Soldiers from The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own." Experience a glimpse into American history through performances by The U.S. Army Blues, vocalists from The U.S. Army Band Downrange and U.S. Army Band Voices, The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and The U.S. Army Drill Team.
Coast Guard Seafair Patrol
Sun, 12 Aug 2018
U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers from various Seattle units conduct patrols on Lake Washington aboard a Station Seattle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, while boaters enjoy Seafair activities.
Air Force Cadets Learn From The Best
Sun, 12 Aug 2018
U.S. Air Force Academy cadets were given a glimpse into the inner workings of the 48th Fighter Wing during a two-week summer program at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.
Kilo Co. Marines - Military Ops In Urban Terrain
Sun, 12 Aug 2018
U.S. Marines assigned to Kilo Company, Marine Combat Training (MCT) Battalion, School of Infantry-East, conduct a Military Operations in Urban Terrain exercise at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Airman Checks For Combatants
Sat, 11 Aug 2018
A U.S. Air Force airman checks for simulated combatants behind an escort at the Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo at Melrose Air Force Range in Clovis, New Mexico. More than 20 Air Force bases from around the world participated.
Next-Generation Binoculars Contribute To Marines Battlefield Survivability
Sat, 11 Aug 2018
Marines will have better situational awareness on missions in dark areas thanks to the new Binocular Night Vision Goggle II (BNVG II) ... a helmet-mounted binocular.
Blue Angels Lead Solo Flight Training 2018
Sat, 11 Aug 2018
Lt. Tyler Davies, Lead Solo pilot for the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, conducts a training flight over Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro during February 2018.
The Magnificent 7 Variety Show
Fri, 10 Aug 2018
The Magnificent 7 Variety Show in Branson, Missouri ... is a must entertainment experience that takes you on a non-stop memorable journey through 7 decades of your favorite music. You will enjoy its talented entertainers performing 75 production numbers from the 1950's through today ... with a great mesh of pop, country, rock 'n roll, nostalgia, Broadway, Motown, Disco, Patriotic, and Gospel along with dancing and comedy!
From UFC To Navy Corpsman
Fri, 10 Aug 2018
One thing about the Navy is that every Sailor has a different background. Some come from the city and some from the farm. Some joined right out of high school, while others have been to college ... And even some from different countries have proudly joined ... All having one thing in common... being a Sailor ... with their own unique story.
Hostile Fire and Call In - Saber Strike 18
Fri, 10 Aug 2018
Joint terminal attack controllers from the 122nd Air Support Operations Squadron, Louisiana Air National Guard, simulate hostile fire and call in air-to-ground support from U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, assigned to the 120th Fighter Squadron, Colorado Air National Guard, at Tapa Range, Estonia during Exercise Saber Strike 18.
Sailors Lower Old Glory - Evening Colors
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Jesse Torres (left) and Electronics Technician 3rd Class Cory Stackhouse lower the American flag during evening colors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill, while conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
Drill Sergeant Reflects On Finding Strength In His Family
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
Army Sgt. 1st Class Cory Jackson has served as a drill sergeant in Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, at Fort Benning, Georgia, for the past two years and said this assignment has taught him about himself and the importance of a resilient, supportive Family.
Soldiers Live-Fire M777 Howitzer - Puma 2
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Archer Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, execute a fire mission with their M777 155mm artillery systems during the Polish Defense Exercise Puma 2 with Battle Group Poland at Bemowo Piskie Training Area in Orzysz, Poland.
I Look Up
Wed, 08 Aug 2018
"I Look Up" is for all the Americans who are Christian ... including the Founding Fathers of our beloved USA and the first settlers who came to the American new world to practice their Christian faith freely. It is also a reminder that all citizens of the United States of America are free to practice their respective faith, as the Constitution allows with all united in one great nation under God!
Soldiers Move Through Terrain
Wed, 08 Aug 2018
U.S. Soldiers with 1st Platoon, A Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment move through the terrain during a dry run to prepare for a platoon-level live-fire exercise at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
World War II Veterans of Army 66ID Reunite Last Time
Wed, 08 Aug 2018
Over the last 75 years, the men of the 66th Infantry Division have reunited to reminisce about their time together fighting in World War II, to share stories of how their lives have changed since then and to recall fond memories of those brothers they lost along the way. They have taken many journeys together over the years but none as impactful as their final reunion.
Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment - Times Square
Wed, 08 Aug 2018
The U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment performed in Times Square located in downtwon New York city in association with Fleet Week New York 2018.
Mortar Marines Twilight Live-Fire
Tue, 07 Aug 2018
U.S. Marine Corps mortarmen fire a 81mm mortar system on a range at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia during twilight.
Rehearsing Mine Countermeasure Operations With NATO Allies
Tue, 07 Aug 2018
The Navy’s deployable mine warfare commander’s staff conducted underway training with NATO allies and partners during exercise Baltic Operations 2018, increasing interoperability, capability, and readiness among participating navies.
Army Spc. Gabriel Conde - Dignified Transfer
Tue, 07 Aug 2018
A U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Spc. Gabriel D. Conde (22) on May 3, 2018 at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Spc. Conde was serving his first combat deployment in Afghanistan and was killed by small arms fire during a firefight in the Tagab district in Kapisa province east of Kabul on April 30, 2018.
Vice President Pence With Coast Guarders On Service's 228th Birthday
Tue, 06 Aug 2018
Vice President Mike Pence receives a unit patch from Air Station Barbers Point personnel while visiting with assembled Coast Guard personnel from several Hawaii-based units on the flight line at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam on the service's 228th birthday. The Vice President addressed the enduring value of the Service to the American people.
Air Force Veteran's Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Story
Tue, 06 Aug 2018
Post-traumatic stress disorder carries him into the depths of fear and pain; reliving images of death and destruction. Closing his eyes to night terrors at sundown and fighting through daily anxiety attacks eventually pushed him to the brink of suicide so he could put an end to the never-ending cycle.
Pararescuemen High Angle Rope Training
Tue, 06 Aug 2018
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron conduct high angle rope training on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Pararescuemen hold training events in order to stay proficient in rescue operations, as well as to hone medical skills.
USAF F-35A Lightning II At Royal International Air Tattoo
Sun, 05 Aug 2018
A U.S. Air Force pilot demonstrates the capabilities of the F-35A Lightning II during the 2018 Royal International Air Tattoo, or RIAT, at RAF Fairford, UK.
MWD ... Not Your Average Devil Dog
Sun, 05 Aug 2018
Historians have documented humans using dogs as tools of war all the way to 600 B.C. Marines can trace their origins of working with K-9s to 1942 when using breeds such as Doberman Pinchers and Rottweilers as guard and attack dogs.
Kilauea Lava Flow 2018
Sun, 05 Aug 2018
Pilots and crew chiefs assigned to Charlie Company, 1/207th Aviation Regiment, Hawaii National Guard, conduct an aerial survey of the progress of lava covering parts of the Kilauea region near Hilo, Hawaii on June 3, 2018 ... starting shortly before nightfall with many spectacular visual displays contrasting against the darkness ... and sadly the destruction caused to communities by the respective lava flow.
USS Jason Dunham Red Sea Night Transit
Sat, 04 Aug 2018
The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) transits the Red Sea at night during exercise Eagle Salute 18. Eagle Salute 18 is a surface exercise with the Egyptian Naval Force (ENF) conducted to enhance interoperability and war-fighting readiness, fortify military-to-military relationships and advance operational capabilities of all participating units.
Deglopper Air Assault School Takes Soldiers and Civilians To New Heights
Sat, 04 Aug 2018
After a few hours with the Deglopper Air Assault School instructors, the Soldiers were trained and ready for the next mission: rappelling from a UH-60 Black Hawk aircraft hovering 60 feet above ground.
Marine Corps India & Oscar Companies – Receiving
Sat, 04 Aug 2018
A new batch of men and women arriving in May 2018, for a chance to earn the title Marine on Parris Island, South Carolina .... earning the title Marine with successful training ... and being able to represent the ideals of selflessness and military virtue the Corps proudly upholds.
Korean War Fallen Honorable Carry Ceremony
Fri, 03 Aug 2018
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command conduct an Honorable Carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
Flag Day Honors United States’ Colors
Fri, 03 Aug 2018
On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution that called for the flag to be 13 alternating red and white stripes, with the union consisting of 13 white stars on a blue field.
Top Tank Crew - 2018 Sullivan Cup
Fri, 03 Aug 2018
U.S. Army Spartan Brigade crew ... Pvt. Brandon Zacher, Cpl. Justin Harris, Staff Sgt. Johnathan Werner, and Pvt. Dekken Sanders ... bested 15 tank crews across the Army, Marine Corps, and allied militaries worldwide in the seven-day 2018 Sullivan Cup ... a biennial competition to determine the top four-person tank crew in the world.
Stryker and Apache Helicopters Secure Area
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
An Interim Armored Vehicle "Stryker" and AH-64 Apache helicopters with Battle Group Poland, move to secure an area during a lethality demonstration for exercise Puma 2 with Battle Group Poland at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland.
U.S. Army Soldier Makes Shooting Sports History, Again
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
A U.S. Army Soldier has made shooting sports history on the world stage, not just once, but now, two years in a row. Sgt. 1st Class Adam Sokolowski with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) claimed the 2018 Bianchi Cup Champion title ... when he won the Open Division and beat out 163 other athletes from eight countries and 33 states with a perfect score of a 1920-176x (highest possible score: 1920-192x).
JROTC Top Gun Drill Meet 2018
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
South Carolina high school junior ROTC cadets from across the state compete in drill and ceremony events during the annual Top Gun Drill Meet, sponsored by the South Carolina Air National Guard, at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina.
Marines Present National Ensign and Salute At Nationals Park
Wed, 01 Aug 2018
Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard present the National Ensign during the playing of the National Anthem with fellow Marines saluting during U.S. Marine Corps Day at Nationals Park, Washington D.C. on July 31, 2018. The Washington Nationals hosted Marines stationed around the National Capital Region to participate in pre-game events to honor the Marine Corps.
Son Follows Father's Footsteps In Lethal Warriors Battalion
Wed, 01 Aug 2018
Assigned to Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment “Lethal Warriors,” 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Pfc. Trenton Kreuger is unlike many of his peers as his last name was already part of the Lethal Warriors Battalion’s history, even before his arrival to the unit.
Modernizing The Marine Rifle Squad
Wed, 01 Aug 2018
Marine rifle squads are becoming more lethal, agile and adaptable. The Marine Corps will implement a new squad formation structure in order to meet the demands of future warfighting.
Parade of Ships In Seattle
Tue, 31 Jul 2018
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Mallon and Terrapin enter Elliot Bay during the annual Parade of Ships in Seattle.
High School Student Aims High To Become Fighter Pilot
Tue, 31 Jul 2018
Its not every day that civilians get to sit in the seat of an F-15 Eagle Fighter Jet. But for high school student and aspiring fighter pilot, Dakota Fabre, he got to do just that at the Louisiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Squadron.
Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments 2018
Tue, 31 Jul 2018
The Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments (AEWE) 2018 goal is to identify concepts and capabilities to enhance the effectiveness of the current and future forces.
A Marine's Marine - Merwin Silverthorn Legacy
Tue, 31 Jul 2018
A 100 years ago in the Battle of Belleau Wood in 1918 during World War I the legacy of U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Merwin H. Silverthorn began ... and respectfully referred to as "A Marine's Marine". His heroics during World War I earned him 2 Silver Stars, the Distinguished Service Cross, and the Navy Cross.along with being decorated with the French Croix de guerre 1914–1918 with Gilt Star.
Airman For The Day - Caleb Petti
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
Cancer survivor and "Airman For The Day' Caleb Pettit, 9, checks a patient’s heartbeat while shadowing Air Force Capt. Charles Hutchings at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.
U.S. Marine Makes Miraculous Recovery
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
The rigorous, realistic training conducted by Marines not only prepares them to answer the Nation’s call, but also creates life-long bonds as they train and fight side-by-side. These bonds are what inspire courageous acts, unimaginable feats and ultimately the ability to overcome obstacles.
Navy Drill Team - Military Appreciation Day
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard Drill Team performs during the Military Appreciation Day Opening Ceremonies at the California State Fair during Sacramento Navy Week.
NASA Astronaut Shares His Story With K-8 Students
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Nearly 600 children, kindergarten through eighth grade, from Aurora Quest K-8 School filled the gymnasium for a general assembly. Little did they know that this particular assembly would be unlike any they’ve had this year ... They would be meeting a real-life astronaut.
Blue Angels - MCAS Cherry Point 2018
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, performing at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point Air Show 2018.
Soldiers Blast Through Wall
Sat, 28 Jul 2018
U.S. Army combat engineers blast through a concrete wall during demolition training at Fort Hood, Texas.
JTACs Train In Close Air Support
Sat, 28 Jul 2018
The mission of a JTAC airman is to integrate into Army units and be there to control close air support assets when needed. JTACs talk to the pilots overhead and lead them to enemy forces on the ground, bringing overwhelming firepower to the battle.
Space Superiority
Sat, 28 Jul 2018
Space superiority is integral to the defense of the space domain in today’s multi-domain warfighting environment ... with the United States Air Force standing ready to defend space against attacks on capabilities in the space domain with a multi-domain response.
Korean War Fallen Returning To USA
Fri, 27 Jul 2018
United Nations Command Chaplain U.S. Army Col. Sam Lee performs a blessing of sacrifice and remembrance on the 55 cases of remains returned by North Korea at Osan Air Base, South Korea.
Fighter Pilot Lt. Col. Cheryl Buehn Takes Inspiration To New Heights
Fri, 27 Jul 2018
Lt. Col. Cheryl Buehn has flown a number of aircraft in the Air Force, such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon, T-38C Talon and the E-11A Battlefield Airborne Communications Node. She currently flies the T-38A Talon in an adversary air role to help F-22 Raptor pilots train for combat.
USMA Military Summer Training
Fri, 27 Jul 2018
The United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point military program provides operations officers for the following Cadet Summer Training events comparable to Battalion and Brigade levels of responsibility. It involves first, second, and third year cadets.
Marine Corps Recruits' Initial Drill
Thu, 26 Jul 2018
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Daniela Conchasvasquez, drill Instructor with Platoon 4036, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, commands her platoon during Initial Drill at Peatross Parade Deck on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.
Army Divers Find Honorable Duty In Excavating Underwater Tombs
Thu, 26 Jul 2018
Full of sediment from the bottom of the sea, a gray metal basket slowly rose out of the turquoise water ... The divers, mainly from the U.S. Army's 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, were archaeologists of sorts. As they sifted through the mud the consistency of wet cement, the divers searched for personal effects or aircraft wreckage to prove they were on the right path. The ultimate discovery, though, would be the remains of the six Soldiers who went missing after their Chinook helicopter crashed off the coast here during the Vietnam War.
Marines Live-Fire Mortars - ITX 3-18
Thu, 26 Jul 2018
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, fire an 81mm mortar system at range 630 during Integrated Training Exercise 3-18 (ITX 3-18) aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.
America's Tall Ship Visits San Juan
Wed, 25 Jul 2018
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle (America's Tall Ship) visits San Juan, Puerto Rico during June 2018 and provided free public tours. At 295 feet in length, the Eagle is the largest tall ship flying the stars and stripes and the only active square-rigger in U.S. government service. Constructed in 1936 by the Blohm and Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, and originally commissioned as the Horst Wessel by the German Navy, the Eagle was taken by the United States as a war reparation following World War II.
Marines Honor Fallen Brothers At 10th Annual Recon Challenge
Wed, 25 Jul 2018
A cold breeze howled across the Pacific Ocean toward a group of Marines who charged through the sand toward the frigid waves. Before the sun rose, 25 teams dove headfirst into the furious folds of the ocean, as memories of their fallen comrades propelled them forward. Soaked to the bone, focused and determined for the events ahead.
Aeroshell Aerobatic Team - JBCHS 2018 Air Show
Wed, 25 Jul 2018
Members of the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team perform maneuvers in the AT-6 Texan aircraft during the Joint Base Charleston 2018 Air and Space Expo on April 27, 2018 at Joint Base Charleston, SC. The event offered more than 50 demonstrations and displays ranging from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics activities to World War II static display aircraft and aerial demonstrations.
Vintage USAF Heritage Flight
Tue, 24 Jul 2018
A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II, P-51D Mustang and VS Spitfire perform a USAF heritage flight during the 2018 Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom.
Special Painting Honors Fallen Soldier and Artist
Tue, 24 Jul 2018
Lieutenant Colonel Karen J. Wagner was one of the 125 people killed during the September 11, 2001 attack by a hijacked airliner on the Pentagon. She was serving at her position of medical personnel officer in the Office of the Army Surgeon General and Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel during that tragic day. To recognize her service and sacrifice to the U.S. Army and the Nation, the headquarters building of the 32d Medical Brigade is named in her honor ... Now, a very special painting is placed on the wall of building 902, created by another person who dedicated his life to service, the late Mr. Richard Valdez. In a touching ceremony the family of Mr. Valdez donated a painting of LTC Wagner to the Soldiers of the 32nd Medical Brigade.
Joint Warfighting Assessment 2018
Tue, 24 Jul 2018
The U.S. Army 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) conducts a training exercise at Hohenfels, Germany during Joint Warfighting Assessment 2018, which helps the Army evaluate emerging concepts, integrate new technologies, and promote interoperability within the Army, with other services, U.S. allies, and partners.
Blue Angels - Low Break Cross
Mon, 23 Jul 2018
The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, Diamond pilots perform the Low Break Cross at the 2018 Pensacola Beach Air Show.
WWII Bomb Tech Recounts Experiences
Mon, 23 Jul 2018
Three years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous December 8, 1941 speech that rallied support for and ignited a passion to protect the Nation from the Axis Powers, a young and ambitious petroleum engineer answered the call of duty. Gerald “Jerry” D. Simon, one of the last surviving bomb disposal technicians to be trained at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, spoke about his experience as an EOD technician during WWII during a professional development session, hosted by 71st Ordnance Group.
Marines Partner With USA Wrestling
Mon, 23 Jul 2018
Men and Women wrestlers of all ages participated in the 2018 Marine Corps Open Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas during April 2018. The Marine Corps partnered with USA Wrestling to reach out to young and highly qualified wrestlers, who share many similar warrior traits with Marines, and teach them life-long lessons that they can carry on and off the mat. The partnership also allows Marines to explain the opportunities high school and collegiate athletes have in the Corps to key influencers and prospects.
Soldiers Conduct Leadership Course
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
U.S. Army Soldiers participate in a field training exercise during a basic leadership course at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine.
Why Doesn't The Navy Have Battle Cruisers?
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
If the battle cruiser has all the best elements of a battleship and a cruiser, why doesn’t the Navy have a fleet of them? James Harrison, division director for the Expeditionary Warfare Ships Division at Naval Sea Systems Command set out to explain why some ships just didn’t make it in to the Navy fleet.
Behind The Lens In WWII - Joe Renteria
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
In the Pacific during World War II, the U.S. military adopted an “island hopping” strategy, ousting enemy forces from one Pacific atoll and archipelago after another, closing in on Japan’s home islands. Before an invasion, frogmen surreptitiously landed on beaches, scouting the best routes to the interior. The divers were accompanied by Joe Renteria, who captured the evidence on film.
Sunset Parade At Lincoln Memorial
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
U.S. Marines march in formation during the Sunset Parade at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. in July 2018.
Son of Medal of Honor Hero Chief Etchberger Tells Dad's Story
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
Outnumbered and stranded on an enemy-littered mountain on March 11, 1968, Chief Master Sgt. Richard Etchberger fought for his life. His entire team lay dead or injured around him. With no significant combat training, he grabbed a rifle to hold off enemy forces closing in on his location, while simultaneously directing air strikes. Without hesitation, Chief Etchberger repeatedly exposed himself to heavy enemy fire to load his wounded comrades onto rescue slings hanging from a hovering helicopter. With his crew safely aboard, the chief finally climbed into an evacuation sling himself, only to be fatally wounded by enemy ground fire.
South Dakota National Guard History
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
For over a century and a half, the South Dakota National Guard has a long and proud tradition of service to their communities and country.
Coast Guard MSRT Fast Rope Onto Cutter
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
Members of the Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team fast rope onto the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter.
NORAD Celebrates 60th Anniversary Defending North America
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
The 60th anniversary of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) at the command’s headquarters in Colorado Springs was marked by tributes from the countries’ highest military and civilian leaders, displays of precision aviation and a glimpse into NORAD’s Cold War beginnings behind the 23-ton blast doors of the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station.
Marines and Sailors Construct Snow Caves
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
Marines and Sailors with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 18.1 dig into the hillside to construct snow caves during a winter warfare training exercise at Haltdalen Training Center, Norway. It is associated with the Marines and Sailors learning cold weather survival techniques taught by Norwegian Soldiers.

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