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Testing Seized Cocaine
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
A Coast Guard Bernard C. Webber crewmember conducts a narcotics identification kit test on seized cocaine at Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale. The Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber crew, Homeland Security Investigations and Customs and Border Protection interdicted a sport fisher boat with a suspected smuggler, two migrants, a U.S.-Bahamas dual citizen and 7 kilograms of cocaine approximately eight miles east of Dania Beach.
Bricks In The Loop - Innovative Cyber Training Tool
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
To ready the Air Force’s Cyber Protection Teams, which defend priority Department of Defense networks and systems against such malicious cyber-physical acts, the 90th Cyberspace Operations Squadron has developed an innovative new training tool.
Special Tactics Airmen Train With Soldiers At NTC 18-10
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Special Tactics Airmen teamed up with the U.S. Army 3rd Special Forces Group, also from Fort Bragg, and the 1st Infantry Division from Fort Riley, Kansas, for National Training Center (NTC) 18-10 on Fort Irwin, California.
B-2 Bomber Landing As F-35 Waits Take-off
Wed, 16 Jan 2019
A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, prepares to land at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, while a F-35 waits to take-off.
Airborne Rabbi Leads By Example
Wed, 16 Jan 2019
U.S. Army Capt. Yisahar Izak’s drive to be a role-model to fellow faith-leaders and paratroopers in the midst of adversity spurs him to serve as a Chaplain.
U.S. Army Alaska
Wed, 16 Jan 2019
United States Army Alaska, headquartered at Fort Richardson, provides trained and ready forces in support of worldwide unified land operations; and, supports United States Indo-Pacific Command Theater Security Cooperation Program in order to contribute to a stable and secure operational environment.
Launch and Recovery Aboard USS John C. Stennis
Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Lt. Justin Otto, an aircraft launch and recovery officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, observes an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 14 take off from the flight deck in the Arabian Gulf.
MP Soldier Recognized For Efforts In World War II
Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Walter Pruiksma received The Military Police Regimental Association’s Order of the Marechaussee in Silver for the time he served as a Military Police Soldier during World War II, when he volunteered to escort an elderly French woman on a 12-mile night journey to the hospital due to an injury she incurred nearly a week earlier when a German threw a grenade into her home.
Marines Train To Search, Detain and Escort Insurgents
Tue, 15 Jan 2019
U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group at Landing Zone Starling, Okinawa, Japan practice searching, detaining and escorting mock insurgents in order to increase their proficiency during an actual insurgent situation.
Bradley Fires Round Down Range
Mon, 14 Jan 2019
A U.S. Army Bradley Fighting Vehicle crew assigned to the 91st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division fire rounds down range during a live-fire exercise at Camp Aachen in Grafenwoehr, Germany.
WWII Veteran Roy Solt Visits USS Pennsylvania
Mon, 14 Jan 2019
The Blue crew of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Pennsylvania welcomed Roy Solt, a World War II veteran, on the Navy’s 243rd birthday for a tour. Solt served on the Pennsylvania-class battleship USS Pennsylvania during World War II.
CV-22 Ospreys Land Aboard USS Wasp
Mon, 14 Jan 2019
CV-22 Ospreys assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Group, detachment 1, land on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in the East China Sea. The Air Force variant Osprey and MV-22 Ospreys, assigned to the "Flying Tigers" of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 reinforced, are conducting joint training aboard Wasp to enhance joint interoperability at sea.
Marine Recruits Tackle Crucible Obstacles
Sun, 13 Jan 2019
Recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, tackle the obstacle course during the very demanding Crucible on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina on January 11, 2019. The Crucible is a 54-hour culminating event that requires recruits to work as a team and overcome challenges in order to earn the title United States Marine.
WWII Marine Veteran Bill Hook Returns To Okinawa, Relives The Battle
Sun, 13 Jan 2019
Seventy-three years after Bill Hook first stood atop Shurijo Castle’s rubble during World War II, he returned to Okinawa ... reliving the battle.
Red Flag-Alaska 19-1
Sun, 13 Jan 2019
Highlights of the first Red Flag-Alaska fiscal year 2019 (Red Flag-Alaska 19-1) involving U.S. and partner forces during October 2018.
Helping Disabled Vessel
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
A crew aboard the 52-foot Motor Life Boat Invincible II from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor prepares to tow a disabled vessel while a second Station Grays Harbor boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat standby near Grays Harbor, Washington.
Airmen Sharpen Gunfighting Skills
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Teams of Airmen move in and out of cover while under fire. Less than 15 feet from the enemy, one of the Airman’s primary weapons jams. Without hesitation, in one fluid motion, he slings his rifle, draws his pistol and quickly eliminates the threat.
Army Teams At 2018 International Sniper Competition
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
U.S. Army teams compete in the 2018 International Sniper Competition on Fort Benning, Georgia. The week-long competition tested teams from 10 different countries including other U.S. teams from the National Guard, Army Reserves, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation on a myriad of challenges that engaged all aspects of being a sniper.
Super Hercules Mount Fuji Fly-by
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
An Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron flies over Yokota Air Base, Japan with snow covered Mount Fuji in the background.
Boy Assists Evacuation Efforts During Pendleton Complex Fire
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
For many children on any given day, completing simple chores after finishing their homework is the extent of their worries. On July 6, 2018, in a neighborhood aboard Camp Pendleton, one 11-year-old boy’s actions were anything but typical.
Delta Company Pick Up
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Recruits with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, meet their drill instructors for the first time during pick up at U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego in October 2018.
The SIX Show - A Cappella Must
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The Six show in Branson, Missouri is a fun, musical must experience involving six talented brothers who perform a cappella with incredible beatbox vocals and harmonizing a variety of music including ... contemporary, county, pop, classic, rock ‘n’ roll, doo-wop, gospel, and patriotic.
Young Man's Focused Determination To Join Army
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
On a blustery New England afternoon, in the back of an old strip mall, a young, dark-haired man with glasses runs back and forth between two cones, placed parallel to a chain-link fence. As he stops at one cone, a sharp beep indicates it’s time to hustle to the next. With each iteration of this, the beeps come faster making him hurry his pace. His usual quiet and unassuming demeanor has morphed into a focused determination as the beeps come so quickly he’s forced into a full sprint.
Marines and Soldiers Conduct Helicopter Support Team
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
U.S. Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 teamed up with with U.S. Army Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, to conduct Helicopter Support Team exercise involving the transfer of a M777 towed 155mm howitzer from one landing zone to another.
Super Hornet Launches From USS John C. Stennis
Wed, 09 Jan 2019
An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 14, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the Arabian Gulf.
A New Way To JOIN The Navy!
Wed, 09 Jan 2019
Success is measured by more than just raw numbers. Every year, Navy recruiters enlist upwards of 30,000 new recruits, and as part of that process, help them select from more than 100 enlisted career specialties the Navy currently offers.
USS GHWB Carrier Air Wing 3 Flight Ops
Wed, 09 Jan 2019
Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing 3 participate in flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush during Novmber 2018, while underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting routine training exercises to maintain carrier readiness.
Army Capt. Andrew Ross' Military Honors Funeral
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
Heartfelt, moving scenes of fallen U.S. Army Capt. Andrew Ross military honors funeral in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia ... including Honor Guard Caisson procession; 21 Gun Salute; folding of the flag; and, U.S. Army Capt. Michael Tovo presenting the folded U.S. flag to Capt. Andrew Ross' wife, Felicia Ross, that covered his casket.
America's First Corps Hones Readiness At Warfighter 19-1
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
From The American Revolutionary War to the current fight on the battlefield, tactics, techniques and procedures have changed and evolved rapidly. With each battle fought, new lessons are learned, and the need to stay current and ready is critical to our Army’s mission success.
Technology Improving Pilot Training
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
An informative overview about emerging technologies like Virtual Reality (VR) that improve Air Force pilot training.
Silver Star Families of America - Patriotic Organization Hall of Honor
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
The Silver Star Families of America inducted into Patriotic Organization Hall of Honor for its is a non-partisan, non-profit efforts supporting the United States combat wounded, ill, injured and dying military members and Veterans from all wars, past and present, and honoring their sacrifice with Silver Star Banners.
Marine Flexes During Pull-ups
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Evan Barr does pull-ups during an individual work out at Paige Fieldhouse, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. All Marines are required to undergo unit physical fitness training daily, but they are also highly encouraged to train on their own in order to achieve optimal physical fitness.
Experiencing A Marine's Day - Jane Wayne Day
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Once a year Jane Wayne Day gives military dependents of active duty Marines a taste of what daily life is like for their significant other including combat fitness testing and live-fire activities.
Live-Fire - Dragoon Ready 2018
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
U.S. Soldiers assigned to 2nd Cavalry Regiment conduct a live-fire exercise using M1128 Mobile Gun Systems and 30mm Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles - Dragoon during exercise Dragoon Ready at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Christmas Return To Loved Ones
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro crewmembers greet their loved ones on Christmas eve after the cutter returned home to Alameda, California, following a 105-day, 17,000-nautical mile, multi-mission deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean.
Military Families Are Key To Overall Readiness Of The Force
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
"Think about what happens when a soldier is downrange ... If the family’s health is a concern, whether physical, social, spiritual or emotional concern, that has an impact on the Soldier who is downrange who is trying to be focused on the mission at hand. A healthy family and a happy family create a more ready soldier who can focus on the mission."
Semper Fi Friday With Drill Instructors
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Drill instructors Staff Sgt. Anthony Rodriguez and Staff Sgt. Froylan Ceja participate in Argo Community High School’s "Semper Fi Friday", giving high school students a taste of a U.S. Marine Corps boot camp in Summit, Illinois.
Thunderbirds Train For 2019 Show Season
Sat, 05 Jan 2019
Two U.S Air Force Thunderbirds shortly after takeoff train for the 2019 show season. The Thunderbirds demonstrate the highest level of attention to detail and professionalism that represents team work, discipline and capability of our men and women serving in the U.S. Air Force around the world.
Joint Training Bonds Aeromedical Evacuation Airmen
Sat, 05 Jan 2019
When aeromedical evacuation nurses and technicians deploy, they do it in groups comprised of personnel from different aeromedical evacuation squadrons. These groups are often referred to as “rainbow” units.
Coast Guard Communications Unit
Sat, 05 Jan 2019
A look at the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Miami Command Center's Communications Unit. Operations Specialists operate state-of-the-art communications systems, tactical tracking and identification systems, shipboard navigation systems, and advanced operational planning applications.
Old Glory Flies Proudly On New Year's Day
Fri, 04 Jan 2019
The United States Ensign flies proudly in the brisk wind on the first day of 2019 aboard the USS Wisconsin, an Iowa-Class Battleship that is moored permanently next to the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and Nauticus in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia as a museum ship.
Coast Guard Supports Maritime Commerce and Ship-Building Industry
Fri, 04 Jan 2019
Before a ship ever gets in the water ... the Coast Guard is behind the scenes working to make it ready for sea. Coast Guard marine inspectors work in tandem with ship builders in the United States to ensure the vessels are both safe for the workers and for operation in the maritime environment.
EOD Airmen Shoot With Sheriff Deputies
Fri, 04 Jan 2019
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 2nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal team and Bossier Parish Sheriff deputies train together at the BPS Department range in Benton, LA. The EOD Airmen trained with small arms, the M-240 B machine gun, and the M-107 .50 Caliber sniper rifle.
Deployment Goodbyes To Loved Ones
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
U.S. Army soldiers with Company D, 1st battalion 171st General Support Aviation Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard give their loved ones goodbye hugs and kisses at the Army Aviation Support Facility at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey shortly before deploying to Afghanistan.
Ask The Chief
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
“Ask the Chief” is a common utterance heard in the United States Navy. Why, you might ask? Chief Petty Officers are the backbone of the fleet.
White Sands Missile Range
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
White Sands Missile Range is a United States Army military testing area of almost 3,200 square miles in parts of five counties in southern New Mexico.
Wintry Fun At Copper Mountain
Wed, 02 Jan 2019
Copper Mountain Resort is a must visit for skiers and snowboarders of all levels including families with little ones. This well laid out mountain has some of the best easy (green) runs anywhere in America along with challenging intermediate (blue) to expert (black) runs ... with most separated from each other so every level of skier can enjoy themselves with minimal interaction.
Live-Fire Drills At Drasi Range
Wed, 02 Jan 2019
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.1 respond to commands to conduct ... sight in down range, break contact; and, observation drills on a live-fire range at Drasi Range in Sicily, Italy.
World War I Centennial - Honoring Bravery and Sacrifice
Wed, 02 Jan 2019
U.S. and French service members and civilians joined together throughout northern France in late September 2018 to honor the bravery and sacrifices of the American Expeditionary Forces who liberated the area a century ago.
Marines Conduct Amphibious Landing - Trident Juncture 18
Wed, 02 Jan 2019
U.S. Marines with 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct an amphibious landing from ship to shore with Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) vehicles along with air support during Exercise Trident Juncture 18 in Alvund, Norway.
Happy New Year America!
Tue, 01 Jan 2019
USA Patriotism! wishes all Americans a wonderful, successful, and healthy 2019 ... with special best wishes for our beloved country's brave, honorable troops and first responders!
New Junior Leadership Course - Character, Presence and Intellect
Tue, 01 Jan 2019
In the fading light, nine Task Force Lifeliner Soldiers took turns conducting the Soldier’s Manual of Common Tasks challenge in the concrete square of the “Eagle’s Nest,” on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
Amphibiosity
Tue, 01 Jan 2019
Amphibiosity ... the ability to operate on land and at sea ... may not be a real word, but it’s a very real concept to the militaries that make up NATO. During Exercise Trident Juncture, U.S. Marines partner with NATO forces and conduct joint amphibious procedures to ensure they can get anywhere under any circumstances.
Presidential Christmas Visit With Troops In Iraq
Mon, 31 Dec 2018
U.S. President Donald J. Trump and First LadyFirst Lady Melania Trump enjoy time with service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and Airmen supporting them at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq during their an unannounced troop visit on December 26, 2018. The Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve's mission is to defeat ISIS.
Paw Patrol, Marine Corps Style
Mon, 31 Dec 2018
Every Marine is a rifleman ... except maybe the Devil Dogs with a cold wet nose, four paws and a wagging tail. What they lack in opposable thumbs capable of flipping a selector switch to fire, they make up for with noses 10,000 times more sensitive than a human being’s. They also help save Marines ... since man’s best friend first went to war with the Marines in World War II.
Inside Naval SWCC
Mon, 31 Dec 2018
See what it takes to train new U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crewmen (SWCC) operators and what their mission is once they earn their pins ... joining the world's most elite maritime special operations community.
National Security Cutter Kimball In Honolulu
Sun, 30 Dec 2018
The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball arrive in Honolulu, escorted by members of Maritime Safety and Security Team Honolulu. The Kimball, a Legend-class cutter and referred to as a National Security Cutter ... is designed to be a flagship in the Coast Guard’s fleet, capable of executing the most challenging national security missions, including support to U.S. combatant commanders.
So Others May Live
Sun, 30 Dec 2018
Amphibious assault ship USS Bataan’s surface search and rescue (SAR) swimmers are trained to rescue Sailors within minutes of falling overboard, ready to risk their lives so their shipmate can live.
Fire Ops 101
Sun, 30 Dec 2018
Firefighters from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, host community leaders for Fire Ops 101, an immersive experience into the rigorous requirements firefighters and paramedics experience on a regular basis.
Graduation Parade Practice
Sat, 29 Dec 2018
Air Force Staff Sgt. Brooke Held, 324th Training Squadron instructor, and her basic training flight practice for a graduation parade ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio.
POWs From WWII, Korea and Vietnam Share Clemson University Stage
Sat, 29 Dec 2018
It was the first, and likely will be the only time living prisoners of war from WWII, Korea and Vietnam appeared together at Clemson University that was founded in 1889 ... and still prides the military leaders forged in its Reserve Officers’ Training Corps programs and their extraordinary deeds in service to the nation above all else that it does.
Green Berets - Special Forces Soldiers
Sat, 29 Dec 2018
U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers, more commonly known as Green Berets, are the military's most specialized experts in unconventional warfare. Soldiers seeking to earn a Green Beret attend up to three years of specialized training at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
Super Hornet Landing On USS John C. Stennis
Fri, 28 Dec 2018
An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea.
HMLA-367 Marines Conduct Live-Fire
Fri, 28 Dec 2018
U.S. Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 conduct live-fire training at the Pohakuloa Training Area in Hawaii.
Cyber Blitz 2018 - Testing New Concepts, Capabilities and Techniques
Fri, 28 Dec 2018
Soldiers and Army Civilians from U.S. Army Cyber Command and the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence participated in Cyber Blitz 2018 to exercise new concepts, capabilities and techniques for everything from offensive cyberspace operations and defensive cyberspace operations, to electronic warfare and information operations.
Artillery Night Fire In Afghanistan
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Raider Brigade Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division conduct a night fire mission with an M777 howitzer in support of combat operations at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan.
President Trump's Christmas Visit To Troops In Iraq
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
President Donald Trump speaks to U.S. troops at Al Asad Air Base outside Baghdad, Iraq during a surprise visit to them with First Lady Melania Trump on December 26, 2018. After addressing the troops, President Trump and the First Lady mingled and posed for pictures with troops in the base's dining facility.
I Wanted To Serve
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
The pride I feel when wearing the Army uniform and living the Army Values while also honoring my namesake, who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country, and fellow Soldiers ... is why I serve.
Scout Snipers Post Security
Wed, 26 Dec 2018
U.S. Marine Corps scout snipers with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/4 post security during reconnaissance and surveillance training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. Scout Snipers provide all weather, day and night, continuous and systematic observation of the battlefield for intelligence purposes, which is vital to the success of the mission.
Marine Corps Combat Pistol Program
Wed, 26 Dec 2018
Pistol qualification is not required by every Marine. Instead, only certain military occupational specialties, officers and staff non-commissioned officers require annual qualification on the Beretta M9 service pistol.
Garlin Conner - Medal of Honor Recipient
Wed, 26 Dec 2018
U.S. Army First Lt. Garlin M. Conner, who posthumously received the Medal of Honor on June 26, 2018, held a war record so compelling that it rivals the accolades of the more famous WWII veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Audie Murphy.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
Tue, 25 Dec 2018
May God Bless our beloved USA on Christmas and throughout the holiday season ... with best wishes to all Americans ... as each celebrates in their own way.
The Bretts Show - Christmas, Country, Family, and Faith!
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Whenever visiting Branson, Missouri during November and December ... The Bretts Christmas show ... is a must experience ... as these scenes from a November 2018 show's inspiring performances reflect. This amazingly talented family show grabs the audience from the start ... never letting go ... including a pride inducing mini-play paying tribute to returning troops during the Christmas season after deployment in World War II. The Bretts Show ... is heart touching on many levels ... and all about ... Christmas, Country, Family, and Faith!
Comic Character Parody Reach Out To Community
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
An Airman assigned in cyber operations at the Air National Guard’s education center said that dressing up as a comic character parody for charitable events is a valuable and rewarding way to reach out to the community where he’s assigned.
America's Tall Ship 'Eagle' - Out At Sea
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
America's Tall Ship Coast Guard Cutter Eagle serves as a training vessel for Coast Guard Academy cadets and candidates from the Officer Candidate School. The primary mission of the Eagle is training that includes learning basic seamanship and navigation skills along with important team-building and leadership skills.
President Trump and First Lady Among Adorned Christmas Trees
Sun, 23 Dec 2018
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump joyfully stand among the wonderfully adorned Christmas trees and other holiday decorations in the Cross Hall of the White House in their Official Christmas Portrait on December 15, 2018.
Research With A Difference
Sun, 23 Dec 2018
Dr. Philip Perconti leads the Army’s "corporate lab" with the intimate involvement of warfighters, businesses, academia and other labs in a high-stakes, high-risk, no-time-to-waste environment focused on finding and developing blockbuster disruptive capabilities.
B-2 Stealth Bomber Hot Pits
Sun, 23 Dec 2018
Airmen from Whiteman Air Force Base perform hot pits on a B-2 Stealth Bomber during Bomber Task Force at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
Music Legend Patriots
Sat, 22 Dec 2018
"Music Legend Patriots" honors ... true patriots and country music greats ... The Oak Ridge Boys (Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban) ... for always being there for our brave troops and veterans along with exemplifying pride of America and love of God ... on and off the stage!
Cutter Forrest Rednour Patrols CA Coast
Sat, 22 Dec 2018
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour patrols off the coast of Southern California. The crew of the Rednour made the ship's first drug bust during the patrol.
Marine Corps Holiday Heroes - Making A Difference In The Lives Of Children
Sat, 22 Dec 2018
Whether spreading joy during the holidays or throughout the year, these U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command employees are making history in the lives of their own children and those in their communities!
Decisive Action Rotation 18-10
Sat, 22 Dec 2018
U.S. Army 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division conducts a variety of combat related operations during Decisive Action Rotation 18-10 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California ... ensuring that it remains versatile, responsive, and consistently available for current and future contingencies.
Perimeter Check By Airman and Military Working Dog
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Senior Airman Cullen Thomas, 824th Expeditionary Base Defense Squadron military working dog handler, and his military working dog Klepa perform a perimeter check at Nigérien Air Base 201, Niger.
Sisters' Journey To The Top Of The Air Force Ranks
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Two sisters, Chin Cox and Chi Swanson, have made military life their "family business". The two have committed to careers in the Air Force, which has seen them rise through the ranks to both becoming chief master sergeants.
Final Drill - Marine Corps Echo Recruits
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, are evaluated during final drill at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. During evaluations, drillmasters score the platoons based on their uniforms, bearing, movements, as well as, the drill instructor’s cadence and sword control.
Santa Claus Plans For Christmas Delivery
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
Santa Claus looks at a map of the world planning his delivery route schedule of gifts to the USA and other countries ... while joyfully thinking about all the children, who told him in person or through wishful thoughts about what they want on Christmas.
Tracking Santa Claus
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
Santa Claus looks at a world map with the understanding that the North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command's is responsible for tracking every flight over the U.S. and Canada ... and is serious about ... that not even ... Santa gets a free pass when delivering gifts on Christmas ... keeping a watchful, protective eye on him ... ready to react accordingly to dangerous threats from others.
Modernizing 'Tip Of The Spear'
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
The European theater is an ever-changing landscape requiring constant adaptation to defend U.S. allies and deter potential aggression. To stay ready, U.S. Army Europe is focused on modernizing by exploring new technology, fielding upgraded equipment and adding additional capabilities.
Winter Park Resort
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
The Winter Park Resort in Colorado features over 3,000 acres of award-winning terrain including groomers, terrain parks, bumps, steeps, trees, and most definitely deeps. Winter Park Resort averages 329 inches of snow annually, much in part to its ideal location amidst the Rocky Mountains. Winter Park Resort offers an abundance of activities and events for the young and the young at heart with many beginner and intermediate runs along with most expert runs on a separate mountain. Then there are the activities for all ages available during the summer.
Burial At Sea Aboard USS Abraham Lincoln
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) participate in a burial at sea ceremony. A burial at sea is one of the highest honors paid to former service members in recognition of, and appreciation for, distinguished service to the United States.
Family, Patriotism Inspire Texas Native To Enlist
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Erica Robedo's father was the first generation in her family to be born in the United States and was drafted to serve in the Vietnam War ... Staff Sgt. Erica Robedo thought about her father when choosing her military occupational specialty.
One Voice - A USAF Band Holiday Presentation
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
The United States Air Force Band offers the beautiful song "One Voice" ... a reminder that together we can create a better world as we celebrate the holiday season and other wonderful times. It is all about ... The power of unity lighting the way!
Celebrating 25th Infantry Division's Birthday
Tue, 18 Dec 2018
U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter, assigned to 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (25ID), flies in formation during a Division Run below it that is part of celebrating the 25ID's 77th birthday with their annual Tropic Lightning Week on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Handling Chunk Of Red Oak From USS Constitution and Other Historic Artifacts
Tue, 18 Dec 2018
On any given day, visitors to the Hampton Roads Naval Museum have the opportunity to experience over 240 years of naval history ... Then there are special historical experiences like when museum volunteer Tony D’Angelo brought in a special piece of wood.
173rd Airborne
Tue, 18 Dec 2018
The 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team is an airborne infantry brigade combat team of the United States Army based in Vicenza, Italy. It is the United States European Command's conventional airborne strategic response force for Europe.
Building a Legacy: VFW History
Tue, 18 Dec 2018
For well over a century, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has carried the torch for veterans. Every year, every battle, fighting for what veterans have earned. For justice, for remembrance, for community, for country.
Veterans of Foreign Wars - Patriotic Organizations Hall of Honor Inductee
Tue, 18 Dec 2018
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is inducted into the Patriotic Organizations Hall of Honor for the collective patriotic, noble efforts of all involved with it!
Marines Sandy, Wet Low Crawl
Mon, 17 Dec 2018
U.S. Marines attending the Corporals Course at Marine Corps Base Hawaii low crawl on Fort Hase Beach with waves washing over them during a Small Unit Leadership Evaluation. The Corporals Course is a Professional Military Education course designed to help corporals be prepared to be future sergeants by incorporating classroom instruction, physical fitness and Marine rifleman skills.
Breaking The Hindenburg Line In World War I
Mon, 17 Dec 2018
On Sept. 29, 1918, the New York National Guard Soldiers of the Army’s 27th Infantry division fought their way into the defensive works known as the Hindenburg Line. The attack did not go smoothly and casualties were high. At a cost of 3,076 men wounded and killed over two days...
Coast Guard - Ready, Relevant, Responsive
Mon, 17 Dec 2018
The United States Coast Guard is a military, multi-mission, maritime service within the Department of Homeland Security and one of the nations five armed services. It provides unique benefits to the nation because of its distinctive blend of military, humanitarian, and civilian law-enforcement capabilities. Its core roles are Maritime Safety, Maritime Security, Maritime Mobility, National Defense and the Protection of Natural Resources.
Winter In Colorado
Sun, 16 Dec 2018
A wintry look at Colorado with snow covered, sub-zero frigid scenes of... Gunnison River Valley, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Mt. Crested Butte area, and Great Sand Dunes.
Clay Cooper's Country Express
Sun, 16 Dec 2018
The Clay Cooper Country Express in Branson, Missouri is a must see high-energy show, headlined by the country music entertainer Clay Cooper, includes 24 entertainers ... a live band, dancers, more singers, and multi-talented comedian Matt Gumm. The show also includes rock, gospel, and patriotic music performances ... And active troops, military veterans, and first responders are honored during every show.
CBRN Decontamination - Expect The Unexpected
Sun, 16 Dec 2018
Not only is the U.S. Army 44th Chemical Company, 22nd Chemical Battalion, ready in case of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear incident, the company’s Soldiers are available to help other units develop that readiness, as well.
ESB Marines Conduct Combat Marksmanship
Sun, 16 Dec 2018
Combat engineers with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, participated in tactical marksmanship courses at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan during September 2018. The Marines completed Combat Marksmanship Program Tables 5 and 6 along with a ballistic breaching course with M1014 shotguns and a machine gun course with M240B and M249 Squad Automatic Weapons to enhance their warfighting abilities on the battlefield.
27th National Wreaths Across America Day
Sat, 15 Dec 2018
Scenes that proudly highlight the 27th National Wreaths Across America Day at Arlington National Cemetery, where thousands of volunteers place wreaths at every gravesite on December 15, 2018.
Red Tail Legacy Soars Over Alabama
Sat, 15 Dec 2018
The Red Tail legacy flight, a dissimilar formation flight showcasing the past, present, and future of the Tuskegee Airmen legacy took place on September 6, 2018 over Moton Field and Dannelly Field, Alabama.
Vietnam POW Yuill Shares Story Of Captivity
Sat, 15 Dec 2018
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. John Yuill shares with Airmen at Sheppard Air Force Base ... his experience of being shot down on December 22, 1972, over Hanoi, Vietnam, and subsequent captivity for the remainder of the Vietnam War.
Coast Guard Migrant Interdiction
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered help migrants transfer from the cutter's small boat to the cutter after the crew interdicted 11 migrants and two suspected smugglers approximately 12 miles east of Miami, Florida.
USS Chief Firefighting Trainer
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
No matter what a recruit's rate (job) will be in the Navy, there is one area of training they all receive that may someday be vital in saving lives aboard a ship - firefighting. Before they leave boot camp at Recruit Training Command, all recruits attend a five-day training evolution at the USS Chief that teaches them about Basic Damage Control and Fire Fighting before heading to the fleet.
Protecting The Pacific - Valiant Shield 18
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
U.S. Military members gather in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands for exercise Valiant Shield 2018. Valiant Shield is a biennial ... U.S. only exercise with a focus of integration of joint training among U.S. forces. This training enables real world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking, and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace.
USA Store ... Comforters &t Sets
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Comforters and sets that show your pride of country with patriotic designs of Old Glory and other inspiring scenes on your bed, while keeping you comfortably warm in the land of the free and home of the brave!
Last Measure Of Devotion - President George H.W. Bush
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
A solemn proud salute to George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the Unites States ... in remembrance of all that he gave to his beloved USA ... beyond self with honor and resolve ... as Head of State, Commander-In-Chief, Vice President, CIA Director, an Ambassador, a Congressman, RNC Chairman, and a heroic naval pilot ... along with being a great American Patriot, husband, father, grandfather ... and wonderful example of the Greatest Generation.
Celebrating National Guard's 382nd Birthday
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
Senior leaders of the New York National Guard join New York Army National Guard Pvt. Michael Mohabir and New York Air National Guard Airman Emily Irish, in cutting a birthday cake during a National Guard 382nd Birthday celebration held at New York National Guard headquarters.
“The President’s Own” Remembers George H. W. Bush
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
As the nation mourns the passing of one its finest patriots, current and former members of the Marine Band remember President George H. W. Bush as a man whose love of music and uncommon graciousness elevated the unique relationship between the Chief Executive and “The President’s Own”.
F-35s Over Lake and Mountains
Wed, 12 Dec 2018
A formation of F-35 Lightning IIs from the 388th Fighter Wing and 419th FW stationed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, perform aerial maneuvers during as part of a combat power exercise over Utah Test and Training Range.
Operation GRIT: Resiliency The USAFE-AFAFRICA Way
Wed, 12 Dec 2018
Operation GRIT is a holistic approach to strengthen resiliency, reinforce protective factors and reduce unwanted behaviors through deliberate and meaningful personal and professional development from commanders and supervisors.
New Landing System Test Aboard USS Abraham Lincoln
Wed, 12 Dec 2018
The F-35C Lighning II aircraft are the next step in the Navy's plan for air dominance with new landing system test aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier in August 2018 for the fifth-generation aircraft using technology that hits pretty close to home.
Honoring President George H.W. Bush
Tue, 11 Dec 2018
Commentary video honoring President George H.W. Bush ... who truly epitomized what the best of the Greatest Generation was all about ... including being a Great American Patriot ... with the mindset to serve beyond self!
Live-Fire On PCU Michael Monsoor
Tue, 11 Dec 2018
Damage Controlman 1st Class Jared Orler fires an M240B machine gun and Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Wesley Lacy, from Brownsville, Texas, fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire gunnery exercise on the flight deck aboard the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Monsoor.
Navy's Heritage Linked In Stained Glass
Tue, 11 Dec 2018
What started as a father-son stained glass window project has become a symbol of the Navy's heritage ... past, present and future.
Army-Navy Game Pass
Mon, 10 Dec 2018
Army West Point quarterback Kelvin Hopkins, Jr. sets up a pass during the 119th U.S. Army-Navy Game in Philadelphia, PA. The Army defeated the Navy for their third year in a row.
FanX 2018 STEM Outreach
Mon, 10 Dec 2018
The Hill Air Force Base Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Outreach Program recently teamed with the Utah Engineers Council to present a STEM exhibit during the 2018 FanX event in Salt Lake City.
Special Tactics Airmen
Mon, 10 Dec 2018
Special Tactics Airmen are the Air Force's ground special operations component. With more than 650 combat mission support Airmen and 1,000 Special Tactics operators in 29 locations, our operators are experts in global access, precision strike, personnel recovery and battlefield surgery operations. Special Tactics combines the core skills of Special Operation Forces with the tactical integration of air power to find unique solutions for ground problems.
Marine Recruiter Brings Home Opportunities
Sun, 09 Dec 2018
Individuals join the Marine Corps for many reasons like family legacy, building a greater life for our family and searching for challenge. While many accomplish these things while in the Marine Corps, a select few bring these opportunities to the youth in the United States and even fewer to their hometowns.
Army Military Police Field Training
Sun, 09 Dec 2018
U.S. Army 42nd Military Police Brigade conducts a field training exercise that involves treating and detaining suspects; processing detainees; defending a command post against attacks; and, a simulated riot.
Final Honors For President George H.W. Bush
Sun, 09 Dec 2018
The Final Honors For President George H.W. Bush collage reflects fellow Americans' remembrance for the 41st President of the United States ... George H. W. Bush … who gave full measure of service beyond self ... to his beloved nation … while always being there for his cherished, loving family.
Honoring President George H.W. Bush
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
How many Americans were aware of President George H.W. Bush's significance to our beloved USA before his death on November 30, 2018? He truly epitomized what the best of the Greatest Generation was all about ... serving country beyond self.
It’s A Wonderful Corps
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Audience members and U.S. Marines sing Christmas songs together during the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band Christmas “It’s a Wonderful Corps” Concert at the theater on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan.
Fox Company Pick Up
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
U.S. Marine Corps Drill Instructors of Fox Company, platoon 2096, set the tone for their new recruits by reaffirming the drill instructor's pledge on forming day one at MCRD Parris Island.
President George H.W. Bush - Final Funeral Service In Houston
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The final funeral service for President George H.W. Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas on December 6, 2018. This funeral service is more intimate than President Bush's official formal state funeral on December 5, 2016. There are many shared personal memories and more about President George H.W. Bush from his grandchildren, including very fond ones from his oldest grandson, George P. Bush, along with Former Secretary of State James Baker, a very close friend of President George H.W. Bush. And throughout the very moving service are heartfelt, stirring performances from the choir along with special performances by Country Music Hall of Fame inductees the Oak Ridge Boys (Amazing Grace) and Reba McEntire (The Lord's Prayer).
Amazing Grace performed by The Oak Ridge Boys
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Country Music legends and Hall of Fame inductees ... The Oak Ridge Boys perform one of President George H.W. Bush's favorite songs, "Amazing Grace", at his funeral service at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas on December 6, 2018. The Oak Ridge Boys first met President George H.W. Bush at the White House in 1983 when he was Vice President ... and performed several songs for their new special then and many times over the next 35 years. President Bush even asked them to perform "Amazing Grace"one last time for him during his "future" funeral service at St. Martin's Episcopal Church.
Commemorating Pearl Harbor Day With 'Blackened Canteen'
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Whiskey slowly pours from the charred canteen as it splashes against the hallowed waters surrounding the USS Arizona memorial. Sharply dressed men, whose countries years ago were mortal enemies, solemnly stare at the water as the two liquids meet. U.S. and Japanese military members and civilians observe the annual Blackened Canteen ceremony in commemoration of Pearl Harbor Day, at the USS Arizona Memorial.
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Thu, 07 Dec 2018
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day, is observed annually in the United States on December 7, to remember and honor the 2,403 citizens (2,390 troops) of the United States who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.
President George H.W. Bush - State Funeral
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Former President George H.W. Bush's state funeral at the Washington National Cathedral on December 5, 2018. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, joined the military at age 18 and was one of the youngest pilots in the Navy at the time, serving as a World War II naval aviator and receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroics in 1944. His son, George W. Bush (43rd President of the United States) gives a heartfelt, emotional eulogy. Several close friends also provide touching thoughts about this great leader and patriot.
President George W. Bush Eulogizes His Dad
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
President George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, provides the eulogy during the state funeral service in honor of his father, President George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2018.
National Security Conversation
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, Jr. participated in a wide-ranging national security discussion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a bipartisan, nonprofit policy research organization based in Washington, D.C.
President George H.W. Bush - Great American Patriot
Wed, 05 Dec 2018
President George H.W. Bush epitomizes ... being a Great American Patriot ... starting with his World War II heroics at the age of 18 ... and then a lifetime of dedicated public service as President and Vice President of the United States; other public service leadership elected and appointed positions; Points of Life charity founder; and, other efforts for country and fellow citizens beyond self ... along with being a model husband and father.
Remembering President George H.W. Bush
Wed, 05 Dec 2018
Remembering the life of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States (1989-1993) ... who joined the Navy in 1942 at age 18, became the youngest naval pilot at the time, awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1944, was a successful businessman ... and is the father of the 43rd President of the United States.
President George H.W. Bush Lies In State
Wed, 05 Dec 2018
Former President George H.W. Bush lies in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on December 3, 2018. The casket rests on the Lincoln Catafalque.
Return With Honor
Wed, 05 Dec 2018
Survival, evasion, resistance and escape (SERE) Instructor training is one of the most difficult and extensive training programs in the United States Air Force. It’s designed to do one thing ... save lives in the midst of a worst case scenario. The SERE motto is "Return With Honor", and is what they base they're whole career on ... teaching members the skills to do just that.
George H.W. Bush's Casket Arrival Ceremony At Andrews AFB
Tue, 04 Dec 2018
U.S. service members with the Ceremonial Honor Guard and U.S. Air Force Band receives the casket of George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States of America at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland on December 3, 2018.
President George H.W. Bush Casket Arrival At U.S. Capitol
Tue, 04 Dec 2018
The casket of the late President George H.W. Bush arrives at the East Front of the U.S. Capitol on December 3, 2018 for recognition and honor by Congress and the Executive branch in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda followed by public viewing.
President George H.W. Bush’s Legacy Includes Decisive Military Action
Tue, 04 Dec 2018
George H.W. Bush's background was a little different than most who join the military at the age of eighteen, but his warmth, love of country and drive to serve made him a leader respected up and down his chains of command ... In his inaugural address, the elder Bush spoke about America having a meaning “beyond what we see.” The idea of America and what it stands for is important in the world, he said ... It was the mark of the man.
Santa Claus At Mokapu Mall
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Santa Claus gives children of families stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii gifts during the 2018 Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Mokapu Mall ... celebrating the start of the holiday season.
The Shot Of A Lifetime
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
U.S. Army Spc. Jonathon Wannemacher was nervous as he analyzed the mirage through his rifle’s magnifying scope, determining the wind direction and speed for a target that was 600-yards away. This shot may be the most important one of the young paratrooper’s life.
Sinking Ship During Valiant Shield 18
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon with Patrol Squadron 45 (VP-45) forward-deployed to Naval Air Facility Misawa, Japan observes a sink exercise involving missiles striking a large ship during exercise Valiant Shield.
President George H.W. Bush
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
Scenes of U.S. President George H.W. Bush and first lady Barbara Bush in Saudi Arabia for an Operation Desert Shield Thanksgiving Day visit with U.S. troops in November 1990 along with President's official portrait.
Operation Island Chief: Strengthening Pacific Partnerships
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia is a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, recognized by its black hull, homeported in Apra Harbor, Guam. The primary mission of the cutter’s crew is to maintain aids to navigation in Guam and the Northern Marianas.
Task Force Marshall
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
U.S. Army Reserve drill sergeants with the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) have a unique mission at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. As part of Task Force Marshall, these drill sergeants provide Soldiers and Navy Individual Augmentees a three-week basic combat refresher course prior to deploying overseas.
Mountain Search and Rescue In Alaska
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew conducts inland search and rescue and mountain landing training in Kodiak, Alaska.
Every Receiver A Sensor (ERASE)
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
In the complex, digitally connected battlespace of the future, situational awareness will be the difference between victory and defeat. By optimizing current capabilities, developing new sensors and harnessing the power of data analytics, engineers and scientists will help commanders gain a better understanding of cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum ... utilizing the new Every Receiver a Sensor (ERASE) program.
Marines Teach Water Survival To Collegiate Swimmers
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
The Royals Swimming Team at the Queens University of Charlotte, participate in Marine Corps water survival training during the United States Marine Corps’ 2018 Marine Week in Charlotte, North Carolina.
MWD Sniffs For Explosive, Narcotics and More
Fri, 30 Nov 2018
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dominic Williams, 8th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, conducts substance detection training with Ooyvey, 8th SFS MWD, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Substance detection training teaches MWDs to seek out and detect explosives, narcotics and other various substances for the protection of U.S. Air Force assets and personnel.
Air Force Reserve’s First Female F-35 Pilot
Fri, 30 Nov 2018
Before she climbed into the world’s most advanced fighter jet to become the Air Force Reserve’s first female F-35 pilot, Col. Gina “Torch” Sabric had already flown 10 airframes and racked up 22 years of flying experience. She is the "first female" commander of the 419th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base.
Air Force Firefighter Rope Rescue Training
Fri, 30 Nov 2018
The 544 Red Horse Squadron stationed at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam provides rope rescue training to the Fire Department at Kadena Air Base, Japan.
USS Jason Dunham - Over-Watch Security
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Michael Allred, assigned to the "Vipers" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 48, provides over-watch security from an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter for a visit, board, search and seizure team to inspect a suspect dhow as part of maritime security operations with the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham.
Weaponry, Technology and Threats Improve Destroyers Over Time
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
In 100 years or so, the U.S. Navy destroyer has gone from six guys standing on the bow, hoping they don’t trip over something and fall over the side, looking down the barrel of a gun, trying to hit something maybe 300 yards away, to a hi-tech ship with advance weaponry that can knock down a ballistic missile hundreds of miles away in any weather, any condition.
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st ABN DIV
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The U.S. Army 3rd Brigade Combat Team (3BCT), 101st Airborne Division is a fit, disciplined, and cohesive team with soldiers, who are experts in their craft ... and leaders, who are creative, innovative, well-trained, and adaptive ... "ready to fight tonight" and accomplish any assigned mission or task as directed.
National Christmas Tree 2018
Wed, 28 Nov 2018
The National Christmas Tree shines brightly on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. shortly after President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump after officially turning on the lights and starting the national celebration of the holiday season for the enthusiastic crowd and their fellow Americans.
U.S. Marines and Sailors Visit Hacksaw Ridge
Wed, 28 Nov 2018
U.S. Marines and Sailors took a memorable tour of one of the most historic events during the last battle of World War II ... Battle of Okinawa ... that took place at Maeda Escarpment, Okinawa, Japan, or Hacksaw Ridge. The battle on Hacksaw Ridge took place on a 400-foot cliff and lasted 11 days.
Operation Apex Teufelhunden
Wed, 28 Nov 2018
U.S. Marines take part in Operation Apex Teufelhunden near At-Tanf Garrison, Syria during September 2018. The operation involved actions against Daesh (an acronym of ISIL's Arabic name) ... which is a global threat that requires a coalition effort to defeat it.
Branson 2018 Military Film Festival
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
The 6th annual Branson Military Film Festival occurred in Branson, Missouri at the IMAX Entertainment Complex during 2018 Veterans Week. Four must see documentaries were shown... Escape From Firebase Kate (Vietnam War), Lost Airmen of Buchenwald (World War II), Chosin (Korean War), and Clearing the Way (Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom).
Forging A Brotherhood With Fire
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
But like a blade of noise penetrating the serene, sirens went off. The Airmen sprung from their bed, sliding into their firefighter gear ... A medical emergency on base required first responders to help on-scene security forces with the situation ... They have 60 seconds until they need to be in their trucks, heading out to the scene of the call.
Coast Guard Medevacs Man From Cruise Ship
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod aircrew hoists a 78-year-old man from the cruise ship Norwegian Escape 40 nautical miles south of Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Holiday Blessings
Mon, 26 Nov 2018
"Holiday Blessings" ... is a heartfelt reminder about the importance of the December holiday season to many Americans ... relative to each one's respective faith ... with special thoughts ... for all who have answered the call to defend ... the precious freedom and rights endowed through our beloved country's constitution ... that only came to be through the noble efforts of Her founding fathers ... after America's victorious fight for independence! And may She always remain... One Nation Under God!
A Christmas Thought
Mon, 26 Nov 2018
While "A Christmas Thought" reflects a Christian message ... all Americans ... regardless of their faith and respective holidays celebrated ... should remember that their freedom to do so is because of the troops and all who have served in the military defending our blessed ... one nation under God ... the USA!
Christmas / Holiday 2018 Season At White House
Mon, 26 Nov 2018
A glimpse of the White House decorations for the 2018 holiday season with Christmas trees galore and First Lady Melania Trump enjoying her creative endeavor that celebrates the most wonderful time of the year!
Gold Star Mother Continues Medal of Honor Son's Legacy
Mon, 26 Nov 2018
Terry Chapman began volunteering for G.I. Grannies and Gramps when it was founded in 2012 as a way to honor her son, Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman, who was killed March 4, 2002 during Operation Anaconda, Afghanistan. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Donald Trump in 2018.
Soldiers Helocast Into Black River Bay
Mon, 26 Nov 2018
Soldiers from the U.S. Army 41st Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conduct a Helocast training exercise into the Black River Bay near Sackets Harbor, New York.
Soldiers Return To Loved Ones
Sun, 25 Nov 2018
Soldiers assigned to 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, returning from an overseas deployment in Afghanistan, are reunited with their loved ones at the William “Bill” Reed Special Events Center, Fort Carson, Colorado ... allowing them to enjoy Thanksgiving Day together.
Are We Out Of The Woods Yet?
Sun, 25 Nov 2018
Officers from the San Diego and Los Angeles Drug Enforcement Administration field divisions, the San Diego Police Department, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department and the San Diego Sheriff’s Department SWAT team attended the three-day land navigation course on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar .... developed after identifying an operational gap among the law enforcement officers Counterdrug Task Force supports.
All-Marine Wrestling Team
Sun, 25 Nov 2018
Just imagine having the knowledge of a professionally-trained wrestler along with Marine Corps training that includes ... martial arts, rifle, bayonet, and other combat skills ... and even actual combat experience! A deadly force to be reckoned with when facing an opponent from the All-Marine Wrestling Team!
Marines Thanksgiving Field Meet
Sat, 24 Nov 2018
U.S. Marines participating in a field meet the day before Thanksgiving at Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan. The events included maneuver under fire; pugil sticks melee combat; tire course; martial arts combat grapple; casualty evacuation; and, tug-of-war.
ARTEMIS - Autonomous Swarm Capability For Warfighters
Sat, 24 Nov 2018
As Mission 23 encountered obstacles, the teammates brainstormed to transform their ideas into a new capability known as the Autonomous Remote Tactical Engagement Multi-Domain Intelligence Swarm (ARTEMIS) that can quickly and effectively search regions of interest to detect enemy targets.
Air Force Firefighter High-Angle Rescue Training
Sat, 24 Nov 2018
U.S. Air Force 51st Civil Engineer Squadron fire department conducts high-angle operations training involving a simulated structure fire and patient extraction from the fourth floor of a housing tower at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.
Thanksgiving Aboard the USS Iwo Jima
Fri, 23 Nov 2018
Marines and Sailors celebrate Thanksgiving Day aboard the USS Iwo Jima that is assigned to the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility that covers approximately 20 million square nautical miles of ocean including half of the Atlantic Ocean, from the Arctic Ocean to the coast of Antarctica; as well as the Adriatic, Baltic, Barents, Black, Caspian, Mediterranean and North Seas.
Marine Corps Martial Arts Program
Fri, 23 Nov 2018
Marines constantly find ways to overcome obstacles and become stronger war fighters ... incorporating various training methods including the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.
4ID CAB Conducts Aerial Gunnery
Fri, 23 Nov 2018
Soldiers from U.S. Army 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division participate in aerial gunnery table exercises at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. Aviation soldiers practice aerial gunnery tables to familiarize and qualify themselves on their assigned weapon systems so that they are better prepared for any mission they may face in the future.
Thanksgiving Aboard USS Wasp
Thu, 22 Nov 2018
Capt. Colby Howard, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp, along with other senior officers celebrate Thanksgiving with Sailors aboard the ship.
A Family Commitment
Thu, 22 Nov 2018
Melissa Ensey had no idea how significant the trip would become when she got in the car with her son, Curtis Abbott, to go explore his career options at several military recruiting stations ... Something began to stir deep inside of her as she listened to what was possible for her son.
Becoming A Marine Corps Water Survival Instructor
Thu, 22 Nov 2018
The Marine Corps Water Survival School aboard Camp Johnson, North Carolina serves to train Marines and Sailors to perform duties as Marine Corps Instructors of Water Survival.
Veterans Village In Branson
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Veterans Village in Branson, Missouri is visited by thousands of military veterans, active troops, first responders, and other patriots during Veterans Week. It includes a mess hall and entertaining dayroom.
Where There’s Smoke, There’s Friendship
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Un-phased by the nearby storm, dozens of Task Force Southeast Soldiers and civilian advisors gather around a large bonfire. One by one, they pass a lighter and ignite a cigar as they overlook the city of Gardez, Afghanistan from their mountain perch on AP Lightning.
Expeditionary Combat Camera
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Since 1951, Combat Camera Sailors have recorded historical events from the land, air and sea, providing images and video spanning from the Korean War to Operation Enduring Freedom. This is a brief look at the legacy Combat Camera Sailors, past and present, have left behind after 67 years of service.
Boy Gets Tour Of Response Boat
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Rawding gives 5-year-old Jacob a tour of a 29-foot Response Boat-Small during a stop at Leesylvania State Park, Woodbrige on Virginia. Jacob told the boat crew that he wants to join the Coast Guard.
Inside The Fairchild AFB Honor Guard
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
I realized that I was witnessing an amazing process as I peered through the camera on a hazy August day 2018, snapping picture after picture of Airmen transforming into something greater; my former disdain slowly becoming a desire to partake of this special duty as well.
Arming B-1B Lancer For Combat Flight Ops
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
U.S. Air Force weapons load crews assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Unit configure a B-1B Lancer with GBU-31 munitions at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar ... followed by the armed B-1B Lancer taking off in support of combat operations.
VP Pence Holiday Visit To Andersen AFB
Mon, 19 Nov 2018
Vice President of the United States Michael Pence speaks to service members and their families at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The Vice President and his wife Karen visited the base to meet with Airmen and their families before the holidays.
VMGR-152 Soars Above and Beyond With Safety
Mon, 19 Nov 2018
Responsible for covering over 70,000,000 square miles, Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR)152 based at U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan has successfully completed real-world missions on a daily basis while maintaining an outstanding record of more than 320,000 mishap-free flight hours.
Position Assault - Orient Shield 2018
Mon, 19 Nov 2018
Soldiers from U.S. Army 76th IBCT assault a position during the Field Training Exercise as a part of Orient Shield 2018. Since its inception in 1985, Orient Shield has focused on the development and refinement of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Army’s efforts in the areas of bilateral planning, coordination and interoperability.
Blue Angels Perform Diamond 360
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, Diamond pilots perform the Diamond 360 during a demonstration at the NAS JAX Air Show at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.
A Change In Direction
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
After high school, young adults reach a crossroads that can end up defining who they are. Initially, Branden Boatwright was part of the two-thirds of high school graduates whom attended college, but he wanted to change his direction toward a more fulfilling route. The Navy opened that door for him.
Touch A Truck - Marines Interacting With Kids
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Base Hawaii take part in the 'Touch A Truck' event at the Mokapu Elementary School, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. This event gives the students an opportunity to interact with the vehicles and the Marines that operate them.
President Trump and Generals Honor Fallen WWI U.S. Troops
Sat, 17 Nov 2018
President Donald J. Trump, White House Chief of Staff General john Kelly, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford honor fallen U.S. Troops from World War I buried at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial and Suresnes American Cemetery in France during Veterans Day weekend.
Old Soldier and His Tokens
Sat, 17 Nov 2018
The 88 year-old "Old Soldier" has a basement that is like a private museum with time capsules dating back to the Korean War hung and displayed everywhere ... including a photo of famed golfer Arnold Palmer who went to high school with him ... Ft. Meade even named a street after him.
87th Air Base Wing
Sat, 17 Nov 2018
The U.S. Air Force 87th Air Base Wing provides installation management to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (New Jersey), the nation's only tri-service joint base. The wing also provides mission-ready, expeditionary Airmen to support Unified Combatant Commanders in on-going military operations.
Veterans Day At Arlington National Cemetery
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Visitors attend the 2018 Veterans Day Observation in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Other Side Of Fear
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
The AM490 course is intensive, and for good reason. It is the only known jump school where students perform their first jump all by themselves. No tandem. No instructor jumping with them. It’s just students, their parachutes, a one-way radio and their training.
Soldiers and Airmen Conduct 7ATC Obstacle Course
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
U.S. Soldiers and Airmen assigned to various units from all over Europe negotiate an obstacle course during an air assault course conducted by an Army National Guard mobile training team from Ft. Benning at 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area.
Vets For Vets 2018 Show
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
Highlights of the Vets For Vets show at the Mansion Theatre during 2018 Veterans Week in Branson, Missouri that honors the attending military veterans including World War II and Korean War veterans. The annual opening show for Branson's Veterans Week is produced by the Branson Veterans Task Force, a nonprofit organization ... with the talented performers from must see live shows in Branson.
Keeping Fallen Michael Kelley’s Memory Alive
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
The Kelley Armory, was named in honor of Fallen Sgt. Michael Jason Kelley of Battery E., 101st Field Artillery Regiment, Massachusetts Army National Guard ... who was killed in action of June 8, 2005 at Camp Salerno, Shkin Province, Afghanistan.
Celebrating America's Army - An Evening with Heroes and Voices
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
A special, patriotic military concert, showcasing the Army's contributions to the building of the Nation. Heroes come from all walks of life and wear many different uniforms, leaving a lasting impact on both the local and global communities.
Kids Sing Anthem With Colors Presented
Wed, 14 Nov 2018
Soldiers assigned to the Continental Color Guard, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) present the nation’s colors as students and teachers sing the national anthem with hands over hearts during a Veterans Day celebration at Clermont Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia. The Pledge of Allegiance was also recited during the celebration.
Supporting The Expeditionary Mindset To Fight Anywhere
Wed, 14 Nov 2018
Marines and sailors trained to support units in a forward operating environment, familiarizing themselves with equipment and increasing their combat readiness ... ensuring they have everything needed to fight in every clime and place, while maintaining an expeditionary mindset.
Marine Corps F-35B Lightning IIs - USS Essex Flight Ops
Wed, 14 Nov 2018
F-35B Lightning IIs with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct flight operations aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex.
Marines Celebrate Corps Birthday & Provide Relief After Typhoon
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
A cutout silhouette stands at the Veteran’s memorial park during the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Combat Logistics Battalion 31 U.S. Marine Corps 243rd Birthday ceremony on Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
California Air National Guard Fights Fires With Innovation
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Airmen at the California Air National Guard's 163d Attack Wing use innovation to help state agencies battle wildfires burning across the state.
Air Commandos Are Leaders
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Air Force Special Operations Command showcases the Air Commando culture ... Humans are More Important than Hardware ... They are leaders ... always resiliently ready!
Land Of The Free Because Of The Brave
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
A tribute to all the men and women of the U.S. military, past and present, who have proudly and valiantly served our beloved country.
Veterans Day At MOHR Douglas Munro Statue
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
Coast Guard recruits and personnel from Training Center Cape May hold a Veterans Day ceremony in front of the Medal of Honor Recipient 'Douglas Munro' statue, along with members of multiple local Veterans groups.
Creating A More Efficient Army Workforce
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
Crane Army Ammunition Activity implements new methods to raise efficiency across organizational production areas and increase readiness for the Warfighter.
USS Harry S. Truman - Ops and Drills 2018
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducts a variety of operations and drills, including medical and live-fire, during sustainment operations in the Atlantic.
Veterans Day 2018 - Presidential Proclamation
Sun, 11 Nov 2018
I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2018, as Veterans Day. I encourage all Americans to recognize the fortitude and sacrifice of our veterans through public ceremonies and private thoughts and prayers. I call upon Federal, State, and local officials to display the flag of the United States and to participate in patriotic activities in their communities. I call on all Americans, including civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, schools, and communities to support this day with commemorative expressions and programs.
Future of U.S. Navy Onboard Delivery Missions
Sun, 11 Nov 2018
The CMV-22 Osprey, the Navy’s MV-22 variant, combines fixed-wing aircraft speed and range with the vertical lift capabilities of rotary wing platforms, making it the ideal carrier strike group COD and vertical on board delivery (VOD) platform in support of aerial resupply and logistics.
Old Guard 'Full Honors' Rehearsal At Arlington
Sun, 11 Nov 2018
The U.S. Army 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment “The Old Guard” Caisson Platoon rehearses a full honors military funeral at the Arlington National Cemetery new Millennium site.
Marine Corps 243rd Birthday
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Happy 243rd birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps ... and brave, proud, honorable ... active, reserve, and veteran Marines ... Semper Fidelis!
CAP Cadets Trained On Cybersecurity By ISR Wing Airmen
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Cyber is the frontier of the future, and when it comes to our future, we must think of who will replace us. The Airmen of the 7th Intelligence Squadron are working to answer that question.
Marines Super Squad 2018 - Patrol and Marksmanship
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
U.S. Marines with 1st Marine Division (MARDIV) compete in a series of events including patrolling techniques and combat marksmanship to determine the best squad in the 1st MARDIV Super Squad Competition at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Honoring Veterans - Colors Presentation
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Fredrick Taylor, Keesler AFB Honor Guard member, presents the colors during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Veterans Day celebration in Biloxi, Mississippi. During the event, students recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang several patriotic songs.
First-Time Deployers Share Experiences
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
The middle of that Texan summer was as hot and dry as ever, the days bleeding into each other as the sun bleeds into the haze of the horizon there. With Fort Bliss and Fort Hood’s summer half-a-world away to those deployed in Żagań, Poland, three Soldiers in particular recall their reactions to this, their first deployment.
High Altitude LO Jump & Aircraft Landing
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Members from the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron in junction with the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron and U.S. Navy perform a full mission profile exercise near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
Veterans Day Parade High-Five
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard give high-fives to spectators during the 13th annual Honoring Our Heroes Veterans Day Parade hosted by Veterans Elementary School, Chula Vista, California.
Sailors Receive Weapons Training
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
The three-week Basic Security Reaction Force training course continued as Sailors from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington in training class ‘Top Gun’ took part in weapons training at the Cheatham Annex shooting range.
Hurricane Florence - Search and Rescue Ops In NC
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Coast Guard aviation search and rescue operations in North Carolina during the aftermath of Hurricane Florence on September 16, 2018 with aircrews participating in the rescue of 67 people and 12 pets. It was part of 72 hour period that resulted in rescuing 133 people and 20 pets.
Machine Gun Aerial Live-Fire
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
U.S. Army Spc. Cody Zickefoose fires an M240H machine gun from a CH-47 Chinook during a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Airmen Conduct Contingency Operational Readiness Training
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
The convoy slowly rolled through the city streets as the hot sun beat down on them. Mirages formed from the heat of the Humvee’s diesel engines, as sweat-drenched Airmen clutched their weapons. Men accosted the vehicles for food throughout the village, when suddenly, a hidden roadside bomb detonated at the front of the convoy.
Urban Live-Fire - Rising Thunder 18
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
U.S Army soldiers from 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division practice a bi-lateral movement clearing a simulated village along with Japanese Soldiers from 1st Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during an urban live fire range rehearsal as part of Exercise Rising Thunder 18 at Yakima Training Center, Washington.
Celebrating 243rd Marine Corps Birthday At MCAS Iwakuni
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Marine Aircraft Group 12, take part in the 243rd Marine Corps birthday uniform pageant at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
Fourth Generation Marine Proves He Has 'The Wright Stuff'
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Marine Corps Pfc. Tanner Wright wanted to follow his family’s tradition of military service as far back as he could remember. His father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-uncle passed down Marine Corps discipline and motivation through each generation of the family.
Marines Super Squad 2018 - Obstacle Course
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
U.S. Marines with 1st Marine Division (MARDIV) are evaluated on their performance while conducting the Marine Corps obstacle course during the 1st (MARDIV) Super Squad Competition at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Special Salute To World War I Veterans
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
Military members and spectators attend the Boise Veterans Parade in Boise, Idaho. The theme of the 2018 parade was “a special salute to World War I veterans, a war that changed the world”.
Military Police Train During Operation Blue Shield
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
After several days of training, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers were tested on battle drills as part of Operation Blue Shield at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.
Navy SEAL Museum
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
The National Navy SEAL Museum is the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the United States Navy SEALs and their predecessors. Located in Fort Pierce, Florida, the Museum resides on the training grounds of the original Navy combat divers, the Frogmen.
Coast Guard Responds Sinking Charter Boat
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
A U.S. Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat Medium crew responds to a sinking charter boat off Ewa Beach, Hawaii. The RB-M crew was able to evacuate all three boaters aboard.
Live Fire With A Purpose
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
The Live Fire With A Purpose program is treated as the graduation event by U.S. Fleet Forces Command and U.S. Third Fleet prior to ships deploying, because it provides a tactically challenging scenario for each ship requiring watchteams to utilize ship TTPs, pre-planned responses (PPRs) and the commanding officer’s battle orders to defend themselves.
Inside The Fairchild Honor Guard
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Airmen of Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington go through intense training to become the best Honor Guardsmen they can be while upholding their proud mission.
Boy Learns About Water Survival Training
Sat, 03 Nov 2018
A boy attending the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Festival learns about water survival training with STEM Festival volunteers at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. This event gives him and other attending students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in various STEM-related activities.
ANG’s 2018 Outstanding Airman of the Year
Sat, 03 Nov 2018
Staff Sergeant Wilson B. Gardner was selected as the Air National Guard’s 2018 Outstanding Airman of the Year, and one of the U.S. Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year. He was selected from tens of thousands of enlisted ANG Airmen for the award. His passion for the personal and professional development of himself and his team, exceptional technical aptitude and acute decision-making under pressure has set him apart among his peers.
US Soldiers & Japan SDF Conduct Live-Fire
Sat, 03 Nov 2018
Indiana Army National Guard soldiers conduct a live-fire training exercise with their Japanese partners during Orient Shield 2018, which underscores the strength of the close, long-standing relationship the United States has with Japan and the Japan Self-defense Force.
F/A-18E Super Hornet Rainbow Launch
Fri, 02 Nov 2018
An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Sunliners” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81, launches under a rainbow from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in support of Trident Juncture 18 taking place in Norway and the surrounding areas of the North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea, including Iceland and the airspace of Finland and Sweden. More than 50,000 participants from 30 Ally and partner nations are involved with Trident Juncture 18.
Marines Play Hostile Opposing Forces At Northern Strike 18
Fri, 02 Nov 2018
Marines came to Northern Strike 18 to gain experience working with other forces and to allow younger Marines the opportunity to train and acquire knowledge of certain terrains and tactical environments. While here, they are working as hostile opposing forces (OPFOR), simulating defense procedures and ambushes against JTACs from Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Germany, and the U.S. Air Force.
Marines Conduct Archipelago Endeavor 2018
Fri, 02 Nov 2018
Marines with U.S. Marine Rotational Force Europe and Sweden’s 2nd Marine Battalion sharpen their combat skills during Exercise Archipelago Endeavor 2018 in Sweden. The exercise also provides the U.S. Marines exposure to use of the Swedes' CB-90 assault craft and Carl Gustav recoilless rifle in a challenging amphibious operating environment.
Tank or Treat Halloween
Thu, 01 Nov 2018
A military child gets his face painted during 2nd Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment’s “Tank or Treat” Halloween event in the battalion motor pool at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Soldiers brought their families and children to “trick-or-treat” at decorated tanks, ride horses, and paint pumpkins.
Learning Tactics To Dissuade Or Disable
Thu, 01 Nov 2018
“This is the United States Coast Guard, stop your vessel or you will be fired upon,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Dziama over the radio as he pulled beside a boat attempting to outmaneuver him and enter a security zone. The vessel posing imminent threat continued on its course into the zone prompting Dziama to instruct his bow gunner to fire a warning shot ahead of the vessel.
Navy Medal of Honor
Thu, 01 Nov 2018
The Navy Medal of Honor is our country's oldest continuously awarded decoration, even though its appearance and award criteria has changed since it was created for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard enlisted men by Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles on December 16, 1861. Legislation in 1915 made officers eligible for the award. Although originally awarded for both combat and non-combat heroism, the Medal of Honor today is presented for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty.

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