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Sea Hawk Lifts Off USS Ronald Reagan
Mon, 03 Aug 2020
An MH-60R Sea Hawk attached to the Saberhawks of Helicopter Maritime Attack Squadron 77 lifts off the flight deck of the Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.
Cold Facts On New Air Force Arctic Strategy
Mon, 03 Aug 2020
As conditions change in the Arctic region, the Department of the Air Force has revealed a new strategy for how it will contribute to regional stability there, what new partnerships it should pursue and how its mission might evolve.
Marines Conduct V22 FEX Night Ops
Mon, 03 Aug 2020
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment (V22), 2d Marine Division conduct night live-fire operations during the V22 Field Exercise (FEX) at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Soldiers React To Contact
Sun, 02 Aug 2020
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 1st Battalion, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade react to contact during a live-fire exercise alongside support elements of the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion in Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Navy's First Black Female Tactical Air Pilot Earns Wings Of Gold
Sun, 02 Aug 2020
The U.S. Navy’s first Black female tactical air pilot, Lt. j.g. Madeline G. Swegle, received her Wings of Gold on July 31, 2020 ... marking a significant milestone for Naval Aviation.
Marine Corps Evening Parade
Sun, 02 Aug 2020
The Marine Corps Evening Parade is a must experience performance of music and precision marching that features "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, "The Commandant's Own" The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the Marine Corps Color Guard, the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, Ceremonial Marchers, and Cpl. Chesty XV, the official mascot of Marine Barracks Washington.
Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Jim Ryun
Sat, 01 Aug 2020
President Donald Trump presents legendary American runner, Olympian, and former U.S. Representative Jim Ryun with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House.
Achieving Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Induction
Sat, 01 Aug 2020
Successful senior Soldiers say it’s never too late to make a statement ... like Master Sgt. Sidney F. Babineaux Jr. did ... becoming the latest member of the elite Sergeant Audie Murphy Club via its Fort Lee chapter.
Coast Guard Rescues Stranded Teens
Sat, 01 Aug 2020
A rescue aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria safely hoists two teenage females into an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter near Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon, after they became stranded on rocks being unable to paddle back to shore.
Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper On Approach
Fri, 31 Jul 2020
A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper approaches the amphibious landing dock USS Somerset during training to increase Navy-Marine Corps interoperability in the eastern Pacific.
FOCUSing On Helping Military Families
Fri, 31 Jul 2020
Military families also have a strong set of skills already in place including resourcefulness and resilience. Resilience training helps families to build on their existing strengths.
Mass Casualty Exercise At Davis-Monthan AFB
Fri, 31 Jul 2020
Airmen conduct a mass casualty exercise hosted by the 68th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
Grand Prismatic Spring
Thu, 30 Jul 2020
The Grand Prismatic Spring located in Midway Geyser Basin, is Yellowstone National Park's largest spring, and the third largest in the world. It measures approximately 370 feet in diameter and is over 121 feet deep.
Missile Defense Becomes Part of Great Power Competition
Thu, 30 Jul 2020
The United States pioneered missile defense systems ... and is in place to defend against accidental launches or attacks from rogue states such as Iran and North Korea.
USS Chicago Departs Pearl Harbor
Thu, 30 Jul 2020
The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Chicago (SSN 721) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in response to Hurricane Douglas.
Cutter Tern Change Of Command
Wed, 29 Jul 2020
Lt.j.g. Kiana Kekoa relieved Lt. Nolan Salyer as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Tern in a change-of-command ceremony held at Coast Guard Sector San Francisco.
Dave Duren - A Surfman Legend
Wed, 29 Jul 2020
Master Chief Petty Officer Dave Duren is considered a legend by many, and his legacy is carried on by those who strive for and earn the Coast Guard’s surfman qualification ... along with a 154-foot Fast Response Cutter that will bear his name.
Paratroopers Conduct Airborne Jump At Dobbins AFB
Wed, 29 Jul 2020
An aerial view from a U.S. Army paratrooper as he and his fellow paratroopers conduct an Airborne Jump off the ramp of an Air Force C-130 aircraft onto Tyler Drop Zone, Dobbins Air Force Base, Marietta, Georgia.
Captain Sanborn Reunites With Family
Tue, 28 Jul 2020
Captain Derek Sanborn, a pilot with the 187 Airlift Squadron, reunites his wife and kids after a deployment at the Wyoming Air National Guard base, Cheyenne Wyoming.
Religious Affairs Airmen - Backbone Of The Chapel
Tue, 28 Jul 2020
Religious Affairs Airmen serve in a variety of roles that support their assigned Chaplains, the base chapel, and base populous. The little known career field does everything from maintaining the chapel facilities, managing the financial books, running chapel events, and providing for religious practices during services.
Bravo Marines Conduct Amphibious Assault and MOUT
Tue, 28 Jul 2020
U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, and Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, conduct an amphibious assault exercise and military operations in urban terrain training.
Navy Recruits March With Commander
Mon, 27 Jul 2020
Hull Technician 2nd Class Gabriela Vasquez, a recruit division commander at Recruit Training Command, marches with her division.
USS Detroit's Historic Counter-Narcotics Deployment
Mon, 27 Jul 2020
The USS Detroit, along with a detachment from the “Sea Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, deployed to conduct U.S. Southern Command and Joint Interagency Task Force South’s enhanced counter-narcotics operations missions in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean.
Mercury Transits The Sun
Mon, 27 Jul 2020
A riveting colorful look by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory of Mercury moving across the Sun. The Solar Dynamics Observatory views the Sun in a variety of wavelengths of light in the extreme ultraviolet.
Arlington Funeral Honors For MSgt. Nathan Goodman
Sun, 26 Jul 2020
Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and a bugler from the U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own,” conduct modified military funeral honors for U.S. Army Master Sgt. Nathan Goodman in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Army Combat Vehicles With AI
Sun, 26 Jul 2020
The Artificial Intelligence for Maneuver and Mobility, or AIMM, Essential Research Program, endeavors to reduce Soldier distractions on the battlefield through the integration of autonomous systems in Army vehicles, including the construction of a robotic combat vehicle that operates independently of the main combat vehicle.
F-15s Take Off With Cockpit Views - PB20-3
Sun, 26 Jul 2020
U.S. Air Force 48th Fighter Wing F-15s take off from Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath during exercise Point Blank 20-3 (PB20-3) with one pilot sharing cockpit views.
Marine Corps Recruits Graduation Ceremony
Sat, 25 Jul 2020
The New Marines with the 1st Recruit Training Battalion, watch the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego Color guard participate during their graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.
Marines Save Family On Potomac
Sat, 25 Jul 2020
Four Marines were just about to start their day on the Potomac River relaxing on the water and having a picnic, but first they saved the lives of a father and son.
USS Bonhomme Richard Fire
Sat, 25 Jul 2020
Scenes of the four day efforts by Sailors and Federal firefighters in extinguishing a fire on board the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) at Naval Base San Diego. The extensive damage caused by the fire makes it uncertain if the warship will sail again.
Nature's Sunrise Beauty At TRNP
Fri, 24 Jul 2020
Nature's sunrise beauty is wonderfully displayed over the terrain at North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
COVID-19 Pandemic Reveals Supply Chain Vulnerability
Fri, 24 Jul 2020
Efforts that followed an executive order by the president to assess the defense industrial base and the U.S. supply chain have proven useful in the face of COVID-19, helping to accelerate efforts to strengthen the industrial base ... there's risk associated with much of the intellectual property being based in the United States, while much of the manufacturing is based overseas.
Paratroopers Conduct Joint Forcible Entry Op On Guam
Fri, 24 Jul 2020
Paratroopers of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, conduct a joint forcible entry into Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
First Woman Master Chief As A Coast Guard Gunner’s Mate
Thu, 23 Jul 2020
Laurie Kennedy is the first female to earn the title of master chief in the U.S. Coast Guard gunner’s mate rating and is slated to be the rating force master chief.
Chasing Satellites With Jacques Cousteau
Thu, 23 Jul 2020
Leaving from Nassau on a Tuesday night in August 1975, Jacques Cousteau and his team set out on the Calypso for a three-week expedition designed to help NASA determine if the young Landsat satellite mission could measure the depth of shallow ocean waters. Ultimately, research done on the trip determined that in clear waters, with a bright seafloor, depths up to 22 meters (72 feet) could be measured by Landsat.
ADFOR Marines Conduct MOUT
Thu, 23 Jul 2020
U.S. Marines with Adversary Force Company (ADFOR Co), Headquarters Battalion, 2d Marine Division conduct Military Operations on Urban Terrain on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina including slow motion scenes.
New F-15EX Fighter Aircraft
Wed, 22 Jul 2020
The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing a nearly $1.2 billion contract for its first lot of eight F-15EX fighter aircraft.
Devotion To Family, Force Leads To Coast Guard Success
Wed, 22 Jul 2020
The job of a Coast Guard Yeoman is much more than administrative paperwork. Their job also consists of counseling personnel on career changes, entitlements, retirement processes, benefits, and solving any problem a member might have in staying ready for service ... as proven by Petty Officer 1st Class Nicole Hopkins.
Operation Stolen Promise Raid In NYC
Wed, 22 Jul 2020
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) officers undertake an Operation Stolen Promise raid in New York City against individuals involved in COVID-19-related fraud and criminal activity, confiscating items and making arrests.
Hispanic Prosperity Initiative
Tue, 21 Jul 2020
President Donald J. Trump signs an Executive Order on the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative in the Rose Garden of the White House.
The Many Changes Of The Airman's Uniform
Tue, 21 Jul 2020
Chief Master Sgt. David Pizzuto has worn every uniform the Air Force has ever known. He first raised his right hand in the summer of 1982 and started his career wearing the cotton sateen utility uniform, known as fatigues.
Coast Guard Cutter Elm Tour
Tue, 21 Jul 2020
Crewmembers from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Elm (WLB-204) host a virtual tour of the buoy tender in Astoria, Oregon.
Sailors Man The Rails Of USS Bataan
Mon, 20 Jul 2020
Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) man the rails as Bataan returns to Norfolk Naval Station after a seven-month deployment.
Rosamond Johnson Beach Honors African American War Hero
Mon, 20 Jul 2020
A popular destination for beachgoers, fishermen, and people seeking recreation near the water, Rosamond Johnson Beach honors an African American hero who was killed in action serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Weather Evac Elephant Walk and Take Off
Mon, 20 Jul 2020
A KC-135 Stratotanker and seven KC-46 Pegasus line the runway in an elephant walk and then take off at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas as part of a weather evacuation exercise.
Soldiers Defend Against Opposing Forces
Sun, 19 Jul 2020
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, defend against opposing forces during Lightning Forge 20 on Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii.
It's Really About A Calling
Sun, 19 Jul 2020
Successful small business owmer Colin Durham (45) and father of two children took his wife's advice in 2009 about becoming a Chaplain. Eleven years later, he can't think of having another job.
USS Bunker Hill Returns To San Diego
Sun, 19 Jul 2020
Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) returns to Naval Base San Diego after a six-month deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S.7th Fleet areas of operation.
Marine Recruits Combat With Pugil Sticks
Sat, 18 Jul 2020
Recruits with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion participate in Pugil Sticks executing numerous martial art techniques at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.
Marine Raider Awarded For Valor In Afghanistan
Sat, 18 Jul 2020
A Marine Raider was awarded the Silver Star Medal for heroic actions during a heliborne raid into difficult enemy-controlled terrain in Southern Afghanistan in 2019.
Soldiers Fire M777 Howitzer Low With Excalibur
Sat, 18 Jul 2020
Soldiers made Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk history by firing a M982A1 Excalibur GPS guided precision artillery projectile at low-angle using a M777 howitzer.
MS-13 Gang Members Arrested In Las Vegas
Fri, 17 Jul 2020
Homeland Security Investigations Las Vegas with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) arrested members of La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, a transnational criminal organization, for murder in-aid-of racketeering and several other crimes.
They Poked My Soul With A Long Cotton Swab
Fri, 17 Jul 2020
The swab enters through the nose to the back of the throat to get the best specimen possible. The burly tears I saw before were due to the lachrymal reflex, causing your eyes to tear if done correctly. The best way I can describe this reflex is if you get a nose hair pulled. More accurately, if a lot of nose hairs are pulled.
Recon Marines Conduct House Clearing Drills
Fri, 17 Jul 2020
Force Reconnaissance Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force conduct house clearing drills as part of a close-quarters tactics range on Camp Hansen, Okinawa.
Coast Guard Interdicts Haitian Migrants
Thu, 16 Jul 2020
A Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement crew embarks illegal migrants approximately 26 miles east of St. Lucie, Florida.
A Legacy Of Wings
Thu, 16 Jul 2020
As an esteemed B-52H Stratofortress pilot in the Air Force, Capt. Nathan Cooper not only keeps his family’s legacy alive, but also continues to further develop and define his personal dreams while living a life dedicated to protecting the United States.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Active Tour
Thu, 16 Jul 2020
Chief Petty Officer Thompson provides a guided tour aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC-618) at Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, Washington.
WWII Sherman Tank On Way To Display
Wed, 15 Jul 2020
Volunteers from the Selfridge Military Air Museum drive a M4A1 Sherman Tank from the garage to it's display location. The tank, which arrived at the museum in November 2019, is on an indefinite loan to the museum.
Unmanned Integrated Weapon Systems Teams
Wed, 15 Jul 2020
The Unmanned Aerial Systems Integrated Weapon Systems Team is currently responsible for over 2,000 items that can be found everywhere from the largest surface combatants to the smallest littoral ships conducting reconnaissance, mine counter-measure, anti-submarine, or in-flight refueling operations.
Weapons Airmen Perform Daily Ops
Wed, 15 Jul 2020
U.S. Air Force 334th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Weapons airmen perform daily operations at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.
F-35A Lightning II "COVID Heroes" Salute
Tue, 14 Jul 2020
A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, maneuvers over Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska , as part of JBER Salutes, a two-day event to show appreciation to service members and nearly 100 Anchorage-area "COVID Heroes".
Modern Day "Rosie The Riveter"
Tue, 14 Jul 2020
Miyuki Kamada designed and manufactured masks on her sewing machine for the troops. She was inspired by the symbolism of Rosie the Riveter, a character featured on the iconic World War II-era poster flexing her arm below a speech bubble that says, “We Can Do It!”
USS Theodore Roosevelt Arrives At Naval ASNL
Tue, 14 Jul 2020
U.S. Sailors man the rails and raise Old Glory as the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) arrives at Naval Air Station North Island located on the north end of the Coronado peninsula in San Diego Bay.
Independence Day Old Glory Aerial Display
Mon, 13 Jul 2020
Members of the U.S. Navy parachute team, the Leap Frogs, perform a tethered flag with smoke brackets during a demonstration jump on Independence Day.
Contributing To Something Bigger Than Yourself
Mon, 13 Jul 2020
Contributing to something bigger than yourself is a common motivating force behind enlisting in the Marine Corps, as remains the case for Gunnery Sgt. Frank Denault ... who will help develop curriculum for Marines after he finishes earning a bachelor's degreee.
Joint River Crossing - EAS-DE20
Mon, 13 Jul 2020
U.S. Soldiers and Polish forces conduct a joint river crossing mission at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland.
Paratroopers Landing At Rivolto
Sun, 12 Jul 2020
After months of restriction, due to Covid-19, U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade prepare to land after exiting U.S. Air Force 86th Air Wing C-130 Hercules aircraft at Rivolto Italian Air Force Base.
The Best Part Of Their Worst Day
Sun, 12 Jul 2020
As the pandemic caused by the coronavirus swept the globe earlier this year, making its way to Oregon in late February 2020, health care professionals with the Roseburg VA Health Care System were well ahead of the curve.
Marine Snipers Sharpen Skills On Targets
Sun, 12 Jul 2020
U.S. Marines with the Scout Sniper Platoon for Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, sights in on a range at Camp Lejeune.
Marine Corps Corporals Conduct Sword Manual
Sat, 11 Jul 2020
U.S. Marines with Corporals Course 3-20, hosted by Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, with a noncommissioned officer’s sword execute several required functions during sword manual practical application including ... drawing a sword, stand at attention with sword, march with a sword, and return a sword.
Just Keep Swimming
Sat, 11 Jul 2020
Suicide Awareness and Prevention is a hot topic in many modern discussions. For some, however, it is not just a conversation but a way of life.
USAF Academy Class of 2024 In-Processing Day
Sat, 11 Jul 2020
In accordance with COVID-19 health and safety measures Team U.S. Air Force Academy welcomes the Class of 2024 appointees to their first steps in their Air Force journey that includes key instructions, the cadet oath of service, and first military haircut.
WWII Coast Guard Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday
Fri, 10 Jul 2020
Andy Washington, a World World II Coast Guard veteran, was presented with a Coast Guard flag by Capt. Michael Paradise, commanding officer of Coast Guard Base New Orleans, at a 100th birthday celebration in New Orleans.
Sierra Leone Immigrant Pursuing The American Dream
Fri, 10 Jul 2020
The Sierra Leone Civil War was a conflict between the rebels of the Revolutionary United Front and the Sierra Leone Government that lasted over ten years ... resulting in the deaths of between 50 and 300 thousand and the displacement of over 2.5 million. Patrick Mbayoh eventually immigrated to the USA with his wife, giving him an opportunity to pursue a life-long dream that includes serving in the U.S. Navy.
Vietnam War Monument In Newport News
Fri, 10 Jul 2020
The Vietnam War Memorial located at Huntington Park in Newport News, Virginia is a two section memorial with the emblems of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force; the POW/MIA emblem with the inscription...WE HONOR THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR BEST; and, an eternal flame.
Aerial Flag Salute For Fallen Air Force Hero
Thu, 09 Jul 2020
Members of Team Charleston hold the flag up in honor of fallen U.S. Air Force hero 1st Lt. David Schmitz (32), a pilot with the 77th Fighter Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.
A World War II Iron Soldier’s Tale
Thu, 09 Jul 2020
As duty and heroics fade to memory and become legend, it’s crucial to reflect upon the stories of the Soldiers of the past and the legacy they’ve built for today. For Sal Rauseo, the son of Michael Rauseo, a 1st Armored Division Soldier who served during World War II, this legacy is an enduring testament to his father’s character and service.
3ID Soldiers Conduct Litter Carry - EAS/DE20
Thu, 09 Jul 2020
U.S. Soldiers from 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) conduct a litter carry exercise at the Ziemsko Airfield in Poland. The training is part of Exercise Allied Spirit (EAS), a DEFENDER-Europe 20 (DE20) linked exercise at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland.
Wagonmaster Trail Ride
Wed, 08 Jul 2020
Senior leaders and command teams from U.S Army 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade come together in First Team tradition for a Wagonmaster staff trail ride led by the 1st Cavalry Division Horse Detachment, Fort Hood, Texas.
DOD Has Pedal To The Metal On Hypersonics
Wed, 08 Jul 2020
Hypersonic missiles are fast ... very fast ... and agile in a way that ballistic missiles or cruise missiles are not. He said the U.S. goal is to have the technology fielded at scale by the mid 2020s.
Marines Sharpen Warfighting Skills
Wed, 08 Jul 2020
U.S Marines with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division conducted squad-supported fire and maneuver training on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Blue Angels Mount Rushmore Flyover
Tue, 07 Jul 2020
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump watch (out of scene) as the Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornets fly over Mount Rushmore National Memorial during a South Dakota’s 2020 Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota.
History Of The Black Marine
Tue, 07 Jul 2020
Any Marine can quickly recite the birth date of the U.S. Marine Corps ... November 10, 1775. Recruits and officer candidates memorize this and many other pieces of knowledge like the first female Marine, first Marine aviator, and dozens of other historical figures and events. However, for our Black brothers and sisters ... the history seems muddled.
White House Flyovers - Independence Day 2020
Tue, 07 Jul 2020
President Donald Trump, the First Lady, other dignitaries, service members, and fellow Americans enjoy watching a variety of military aircraft from World War II to present day flying over the White House 52 acre Ellipse park after the Presidents remarks on July 4, 2020 in association with the multi-day national Salute To America celebrating the 244th year of the Independence of the USA.
Mount Rushmore Flyover 2020
Tue, 07 Jul 2020
Aircraft from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Army and National Guard fly over Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota during the multi-day national Salute To America celebrating the 244th year of the Independence of the USA ... as President Donald Trump, the First Lady, other dignitaries, service members, and fellow Americans enjoy below.
Marines Render Guns Salute For Independence Day
Mon, 06 Jul 2020
U.S. Marines with Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division render a 21-gun salute to celebrate Independence Day at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Young Boy’s Wish To Be A Soldier Comes True
Mon, 06 Jul 2020
Seven year old Dexter Preston got his to wish to be a soldier for a day ... experiencing everything that was on his bucket list to see and do in the Army.
Fireworks At Mount Rushmore
Mon, 06 Jul 2020
President Donald Trump, the First Lady, other dignitaries, service members, and fellow Americans enjoy an amazing evening fireworks display at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.
Independence Day 2020 Fireworks At National Mall
Mon, 06 Jul 2020
An inspiring, entertaining evening fireworks display at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. that is one of the largest in history.
President Trump's Remarks At Mount Rushmore
Sun, 05 Jul 2020
President Donald Trump addresses the nation during the Salute To America celebration at Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota that includes announcing an executive order to create a new national park featuring statues of great Americans.
Salute To America ... Independence Day 2020
Sun, 05 Jul 2020
The Salute To America collage celebrating Independence Day July 4, 2020 includes four inspiring images
President Trump's 2020 Independence Day Remarks
Sun, 05 Jul 2020
President Donald Trump addresses the nation on Independence Day during the Salute To America celebration on the South Lawn of the White House that is proceeded by a flyover of Air Force One and the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team drifting down with Old Glory with them landing on the White House 52 acre Ellipse park.
Air Force Commendation Medal For Heroism At A Cost
Sun, 05 Jul 2020
Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Willard, a member of the 926th Security Forces Squadron, entered a different chapter of his own on the evening of October 1, 2017. The events of that night led to a civilian career change, as well an Air Force Commendation Medal for heroism, but not without psychological impact.
Celebrating Independence Day
Sat, 04 Jul 2020
Old Glory waves above the Declaration of Independence and the Founding Fathers, who signed it 273 years ago on July 4, 1776 ... starting the American Revolutionary War ... and giving birth to our beloved ... United States of America ... the land of the free and home of the brave!
God Bless The USA by Voices Elevated
Sat, 04 Jul 2020
Members of the children's singing group, Voices Elevated (ages 10-13), wanted to share a positive message of love for their country. They created a beautiful video of them performing, "God Bless the U.S.A." with music arrangement by 13 year-old Connor E.
Stars and Stripes Forever
Sat, 04 Jul 2020
The U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West performs cover of Stars and Stripes Forever in honor and celebration of our beloved ... Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.
Down The USS Missouri Hatch
Sat, 04 Jul 2020
We descended down the open hatch, excited to tour the Virginia-class fast-attack nuclear submarine dubbed the “MIZ” that arrived in its new homeport of Pearl Harbor early 2018.
CBP Officers Inspect Hair Products From China
Fri, 03 Jul 2020
CBP Officers inspect a shipment of hair pieces and accessories from China, part of which is suspected to have been made with forced or prison labor in violation of U.S. Law.
Ready To Respond On America's Worst Day
Fri, 03 Jul 2020
In the early morning hours, more than 100 U.S. Army Soldiers were simultaneously torn from sleep by a barrage of emails, texts and phone-calls. They all bore the same ominous message... Report to headquarters. An incident has occurred, and you’ve been called to respond.
Francis Scott Key Memorial Buoy
Fri, 03 Jul 2020
The Crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, homeported in Baltimore, set the Francis Scott Key memorial buoy in the Patapsco River. The buoy sits between the Francis Scott Key Bridge and Fort McHenry to mark the spot where the ship carrying Key was anchored in 1814 as Fort McHenry was bombarded and Key wrote the National Anthem.
Jeremy Shaw Awarded USCG Meritorious Service Medal
Thu, 02 Jul 2020
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeremy M. Shaw addresses his fellow crewmembers at Coast Guard Station Brunswick following his award of the Meritorious Service Medal. Shaw received the award for heroic service on September 8, 2019, when as the coxswain of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, he participated in the rescue of 11 people from the capsized motor vessel.
Law Enforcement Support Office
Thu, 02 Jul 2020
Since its inception over 20 years ago, the Law Enforcement Support Office, more commonly referred to as the 1033 program, has provided various kinds of excess Department of Defense property to law enforcement agencies across the country.
Dive Recertification - Combat Team Member Course
Thu, 02 Jul 2020
Combat search and rescue Airmen undergo dive recertification during the Combat Team Member Course hosted by the The Guardian Angel Field Training Unit at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
Restriction of Movement At Air Force Academy
Wed, 01 Jul 2020
Academy basic cadets participate in restriction of movement training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado. The global COVID-19 pandemic changed how the more than 1,100 men and women arrived at the Academy.
New Marine Corps 1st Network Battalion Fights In Cyberspace
Wed, 01 Jul 2020
An impactful change to Marine Corps cyberspace and information technology modernization occurred on June 4, 2020 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, with the activation of 1st Network Battalion, which marked the beginning of the Marine Corps Enterprise Network Command and Control modernization implementation plan.
Marine Corps HMH-466 Conducts Live-Fire, GTR
Wed, 01 ul 2020
Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466 conduct live-fire and ground threat reaction training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan.
Mark VI Patrol Boat In Arabian Gulf
Tue, 30 Jun 2020
A U.S. Navy Mark VI patrol boat, assigned to Commander, Task Force 56, gets underway to support a bilateral patrol with the Bahraini coast guard in the Arabian Gulf.
Airpower - Then, Now ... Always!
Tue, 30 Jun 2020
A painting depicting the U.S. Air Force 48th Fighter Wing heritage F-15s was presented to the wing in tribute to its heritage and involvement in D-Day at Normandy, France during World War II.
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Tue, 30 Jun 2020
A look at the U.S. Navy's oldest continuously operating hospital, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Norfolk, Virginia.
Illumination Mortars Light Up The Night
Mon, 29 Jun 2020
Soldiers fire illumination mortar rounds, while other soldiers observe the rounds in the sky from a safe distance, during a night training exercise near At-Tanf Garrison, Syria.
The No Ka ‘Oi Legacy of Midway
Mon, 29 Jun 2020
Seventy-eight years ago, Sailors and civilians turned the tide of the War in the Pacific. The shipyard each of us call home today played a pivotal role ensuring our Pacific Fleet was ready to surprise the Imperial Japanese Navy at the Battle of Midway.
Soldiers Conduct Buddy Team Live-Fire
Mon, 29 Jun 2020
U.S. Army soldiers with 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade conduct a buddy team live-fire exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington to develop and improve tactical readiness in a combat field environment.
LSSS Marines Experience Endurance Course
Sun, 28 Jun 2020
U.S. Marines with Legal Services Support Section (LSSS), Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps installations East-Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, participate in an endurance course hosted by the Battle Skills Training School on MCB Camp Lejeune North Carolina.
Command Posts - Surviving The Future Fight
Sun, 28 Jun 2020
Army Command Posts at all echelons are vulnerable to interdiction by forces with advanced Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and long-range fires. A significant problem is that legacy Command Posts are not only large ... but technological advances make them especially vulnerable to signature detection (physical, electromagnetic, thermal, acoustic, etc.).
Air Force 1st Lt. Kenneth G. Allen - Dignified Transfer
Sun, 28 Jun 2020
A U.S. Air Force carry team transfers the remains of 1st Lt. Kenneth G. Allen during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Pilot 1st Lt. Kenneth Allen was killed during a routine flying training when his F-15C crashed in the North Sea.
EMS and Canine Partner Hoisted Into Pave Hawk
Sat, 27 Jun 2020
Petty Officer 1st Class Cory Sumner, a maritime enforcement specialist, and his partner Feco, an explosive detection canine, from Marine Safety and Security Team 91105 in Alameda, California, are hoisted into a HH-60 Pave Hawk at Moffet Air National Guard Base.
Defense Space Strategy Addresses Militarization, Competition
Sat, 27 Jun 2020
The Defense Department's newly released Defense Space Strategy addresses new realities in space ... great power competition and militarization of the domain ... Our desired conditions are a secure, stable and accessible space domain.
Marines Live-Fire In Realistic Scenarios
Sat, 27 Jun 2020
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina conduct live-fire training in scenarios involving autonomous targets ... creating a realistic environment in order to increase their war-fighting readiness.
Strike Eagle Night Takeoff
Fri, 26 Jun 2020
An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES) takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada during early night.
Journey From Russia To Becoming A U.S. Marine
Fri, 26 Jun 2020
With the same passion and determined spirit that motivated her to join the Marine Corps, Cpl. Veronika R. Gottschalk smiled and began to describe her journey from her early life in Russia to eventually becoming the accomplished Marine.
Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Training Next
Fri, 26 Jun 2020
Air Education and Training Command is integrating modern technology and innovative strategies in an effort to transform how Remotely-Piloted Aircraft (RPA) pilots and sensor operators are developed through the RPA Training Next initiative.
USS Nimitz Arrives In Guam
Thu, 25 Jun 2020
The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) enters Apra Harbor prior to mooring at Naval Base Guam for a scheduled port visit.
Guarding The Gateway
Thu, 25 Jun 2020
Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the way the military operates. Spanning from donning facial coverings to new work locations at home station, the deployed environment is no different. The area of responsibility has adapted to meet the needs of the mission in an ever-changing expeditionary landscape.
First Battle of Ironclads - Hampton Roads
Thu, 25 Jun 2020
Monitor-Merrimac Overlook Park in Newport News, Virginia is where the first battle of Ironclads between the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia could be seen from land during the Civil War in March 1862. Also, known as the Battle of Hampton Roads ... the two ironclads dueled just off shore ... changing the course of naval history and innovation.
POTUS At United States Military Academy Graduation
Wed, 24 Jun 2020
President Donald J. Trump and LTG Darryl Williams, 60th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY ... watch the cadets of the 2020 graduating class take the oath of office; salute the new Army officers two at a time; and, observe the new Army officers throwing their caps in the air.
West Point Class of 2020 Graduates In Historic Ceremony
Wed, 24 Jun 2020
It was a full-circle moment for the members of the class, for it was on the Plain almost four years ago where they had officially joined the Corps of Cadets during the Acceptance Day parade. It also marked the first time since 1977 that a commencement ceremony had been held on the Plain instead of in Michie Stadium.
3rd Marines Squad Competition At JWTCs
Wed, 24 Jun 2020
U.S. Marines with 3rd Marine Division participate in a squad competition at the Jungle Warfare Training Center and on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.
Marines Live-Fire On Mixed Weapons Range
Tue, 23 Jun 2020
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 3rd Marine Division under the Unit Deployment Program, utilize M240B machine guns during a mixed weapons range on Combined Arms Training Center Fuji, Japan.
122 Years of Heroes, History and Humility Honored
Tue, 23 Jun 2020
Just as hospital corpsmen have adapted and overcome long odds, arduous conditions, and uncompromising dilemmas throughout their storied history, they found a way to acknowledge their Hospital Corps’ 122nd birthday at Navy Medical Readiness and Training Command Bremerton.
Green Berets Conduct Mountain Training
Tue, 23 Jun 2020
Green Berets assigned to 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) conduct mountain training in the Cascades to develop the mountaineering skills required for infiltration and military operations in mountainous terrain or alpine environment.
LIFE!
Mon, 22 Jun 2020
Soulful thoughts about the meaning of life with one's experience being impacted by so many variables relative to the dynamics of the residing country ... including in the United States of America with its remarkable Constitution, Bill of Rights, and majority rule approach.
USCG Vigilant Cutter Crew Seizes Cocaine
Mon, 22 Jun 2020
The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant crew seized a total of 122 bales of cocaine in back-to-back interdictions of go-fast vessels just off the coast of Limon, Costa Rica.
Marine Corps Hiking - Culture Of Fitness and More
Mon, 22 Jun 2020
Due to its essential nature in combat operations, hiking is ingrained into every Marine ... as not only an obstacle one must tackle at bootcamp, but one that links those currently serving to those that have served in the past.
Rip Current Safety
Mon, 22 Jun 2020
An informative visual about the dangers of rip currents along with Gerry Falconer, U.S. Lifesaving Association Southeast Region supervisor, providing safety tips in case you are caught in one.
Honoring and Remembering 1st Lt. Kenneth G. Allen
Sun, 21 Jun 2020
Honoring and Remembering U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Kenneth Allen, a pilot killed on June 15, 2020 when his F-15C crashed in the North Sea during a routine flying training.
Artificial Intelligence, Warfighters Form Enhanced Partnership On Battlefield
Sun, 21 Jun 2020
The most important element in the battlefield of the future won't be rockets, bullets or robots, but data and the ability to collect it from any point and send it where it needs to be.
Vampire Bats Flight Ops At Prince Sultan Air Base
Sun, 21 Jun 2020
The Vampire Bats from the U.S. Air Force 44th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron flight operations including aircraft preparation and take off for fly sorties out of Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia.
Growler Take Off
Sat, 20 Jun 2020
An E/A-18G Growler assigned to the Gray Wolves of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 142 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during deployment to the Indo-Pacific ... with two more Growlers to follow.
Strong Leader Balances Empathy, Wellness, and Mission
Sat, 20 Jun 2020
Petty Officer 2nd Class Reilly Burrus is a maritime enforcement specialist in the U.S. Coast Guard and currently a company commander at Training Center Cape May. The experiences she has gathered over her career, combined with her years of service gives her a good sense of what leadership looks like.
Marines Live-Fire Multiple Weapons - MTE 2-20
Sat, 20 Jun 2020
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division participate in a live-fire range with multiple weapons during Mountain Training Exercise 2-20 on Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twenty-nine Palms, California.
Paratroopers Conduct Urban Assault
Fri, 19 Jun 2020
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade participate in urban operations training under Covid-19 prevention condition at Caserma Ederle Range in Vicenza, Italy.
Soothing The Soul
Fri, 19 Jun 2020
As one of the pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness, spiritual fitness holds the other three pillars together, in whichever way Airmen choose to maintain a positive spiritual outlook.
USS Kidd Departs San Diego
Fri, 19 Jun 2020
The guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) departs San Diego following the Navy's aggressive response to a COVID-19 outbreak aboard the ship. Kidd is scheduled to return to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to continue its mission in support of SOUTHCOM Enhanced Counter Narcotics Operations in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific.
Marines Fire Mortar
Thu, 18 Jun 2020
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sam Moran and Lance Cpl. Josue Martinez, with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, fire a round from a 61mm mortar during a live-fire range on Combined Arms Training Center Fuji, Japan.
Navy Recruiters Connect Through Game Streaming
Thu, 18 Jun 2020
Future Sailor Luis Garcia, an 18-year-old high school graduate, joined the Navy after contacting Steel City Navy Gamers, an online gaming group created and operated by U.S. Navy recruiters assigned to Navy Talent Acquisition Group Pittsburgh.
Marines Live-Fire Vehicle Mounted Weapons
Thu, 18 Jun 2020
U.S. Marines from Ordnance Maintenance Company, 1st Maintenance Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a live-fire vehicle mounted weapons training at Camp Pendleton, California.
Francis Scott Key Buoy Salute
Wed, 17 Jun 2020
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin salute the Francis Scott Key buoy after its seasonal launch in the Patapsco River, Baltimore. The buoy was placed at the site where Francis Scott Key is said to have written the "Star-Spangled Banner".
Soldier Virtual Battle Assemblies
Wed, 17 Jun 2020
From unit battle assemblies to Family programs and Yellow Ribbon events, units and leaders across the Army Reserve are finding new ways of accomplishing their training and military requirements through virtual means ... utilizing the EventPlus Portal.
500-Year Flood Event In Michigan
Wed, 17 Jun 2020
A Michigan Air National Guard helicopter crew's aerial view of massive flooding in the Midland, Michigan area along the Tittabawassee River that resulted from breaches of the Edenville and Sanford Dams.
First Black American Leader Of A U.S. Military Service
Tue, 16 Jun 2020
On June 9, 2020 ... Four-star General Charles Q. Brown Jr. was unanimously confirmed by U.S. Senate as the U.S. Air Force's chief of staff, making him the first Black American to lead a U.S. military service. He was nominated to Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force on March 2, 2020 by President Donald Trump.
Capt. Tremblay's Prodigal Son Route To Chaplain
Tue, 16 Jun 2020
In the Bible there is a story called "The Parable of the Prodigal Son", a fall from grace only to be welcomed back into your father’s arms, no questions asked, this is what becoming a chaplain was like for me.
Army Combat Fitness Test
Tue, 16 Jun 2020
The Army Combat Fitness Test is a 6 event test with a 600 point maximum. It is gender and age neutral ... Soldiers of all military occupational specialties operate on the same point scale.
USS Montgomery Returns To Homeport
Mon, 15 Jun 2020
Independence-class Littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) returns to its homeport of San Diego following the successful completion a 12-month rotational deployment.
Multi-Pronged Approach To Counter China
Mon, 15 Jun 2020
China is using government, military, economic, diplomatic and information levers to change the well-tested and beneficial international order, and the United States must have a similar strategy to combat these efforts, according to a White House report.
Marines Snow, Cold Live-Fire With M4s
Mon, 15 Jun 2020
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Force Reconnaissance Company, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, conduct live-fire drills with M4 assault rifles during the Norwegian Military’s Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol course in Norway.
U.S. Army 245th Birthday
Sun, 14 Jun 2020
Celebrating the 245th birthday of the U.S. Army with scenes of soldiers in battle during the American Revolutionary War, World War II, Vietnam War, and Afghanistan (the longest combat effort) ... valiantly Answering the Call to Service ... since 1775!
Digital Internship Program For Total Force Airmen
Sun, 14 Jun 2020
In an effort to create a more streamlined pipeline for digital talent inside the Air Force, the Department of Defense software community created a Digital Airmen Internship Program.
President Trump's West Point 2020 Commencement Address
Sun, 14 Jun 2020
President Donald J. Trump delivers the commencement address to the U.S. Military Academy's Class of 2020 graduation at West Point, New York on June 13, 2020. The Class of 2020 is one of the most resilient classes to join the ... long gray line. More than 1,100 cadets graduated.
Flag Day
Sun, 14 Jun 2020
Members of the 181st Intelligence Wing Base Honor Guard perform a flag folding ceremony in honor of Flag Day (June 14th) at Hulman Field Air National Guard Base, Indiana.
Family Visits Fallen Loved One's Gravesite
Sat, 13 Jun 2020
Family members visit the gravesite of their fallen loved one on Memorial Day in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Student's Path Exemplifies Success Via Warfare Center
Sat, 13 Jun 2020
California native Brianda Plascencia’s interactions with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division have been nothing short of transformative. The recent Ventura College graduate has gone from working as a summer intern at the command to a part-time employee to becoming one of fewer than 300 students nationwide to recently receive the prestigious Department of Defense Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship.
Coast Guard Rescues Mother, Son From Cliffs
Sat, 13 Jun 2020
Coast Guard aircrews aboard MH-65 Dolphin Helicopters from Sector North Bend rescued a mother and injured son after they had fallen from the cliffs while hiking at Cape Arago near Coos Bay, Oregon.
Building Combat Mindset On Bayonet Assault Course
Fri, 12 Jun 2020
Recruits with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion build a combat mindset on the Bayonet Assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.
First Army World War II Veterans Recall V-E Day
Fri, 12 Jun 2020
World War II veterans Andrew Kiniry (98) and Jack Appel (96) share their combat experiences, including the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp, that eventually led to victory in Europe that is celebrated as V-E Day.
Field of Heroes
Fri, 12 Jun 2020
The Field of Heroes display is an annual Memorial Day display in Westerville, Ohio ... honoring all who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America.
Standing Watch Over Seized Narcotics
Thu, 11 Jun 2020
Gunner's Mate 2 (GM2) Justin Miskimon with Anti-terrorism Force Protection on United States Coast Guard Cutter James stands watch over 30,000 pounds of seized cocaine and marijuana worth an estimated $408 million narcotics prior to its offload.
Marines Corps Innovating With Virtual Recruiting
Thu, 11 Jun 2020
Recruiters with the 8th Marine Corps District attended their first online virtual career fair hosted by Gamerjibe. Also, attending the fair were Marines with Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command and Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity.
Navy Search and Rescue Swimmers
Thu, 11 Jun 2020
Navy search and rescue swimmers assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 conduct training operations in the Arabian Sea.
President and First Lady At Saint John Paul II National Shrine
Wed, 10 Jun 2020
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump kneel in prayer at the altar in the Luminous Mysteries Chapel at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C.
Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Warfare
Wed, 10 Jun 2020
Artificial Intelligence will transform the character of warfare in the Department of Defense in the course of the next 20 years ... Moving it from being an industrial age, hardware-driven force to being an information-age, software-driven, more risk-tolerant one won’t be easy.
Artillery Squadron Air Assault
Wed, 10 Jun 2020
U.S. Soldiers assigned to Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, with support from 12th Combat Aviation Brigade CH-47 Chinook helicopter crews, conduct M777A2 howitzer air assault training at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Firefighters Train With Live Fires
Tue, 09 Jun 2020
Firefighters assigned to the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing extinguish a controlled fire during an exercise at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio.
Modernizing, Streamlining Life Cycle Process of Air Force Platforms and Systems
Tue, 09 Jun 2020
The Air Force Materiel Command has launched a new digital campaign to modernize and streamline the life cycle process of Air Force platforms and systems, ensuring warfighters have the technology required to maintain a competitive advantage over adversaries.
Marines Conduct Warfighting Exercise - ITX and MWX 2-20
Tue, 09 Jun 2020
U.S. Marines participate in service-level training events to include Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 2-20, and Marine Air Ground Task Force Warfighting Exercise (MWX) 2-20, at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.
SEAL (BUD/S) Candidates Train At NSW
Mon, 08 Jun 2020
Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) candidates train at Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Center in Coronado, California. The training includes ... pass the surf zone in an inflatable boat; a rock portage evolution; the "Spider Wall" obstacle; negotiating over an obstacle; and, strength endurance conditioning.
Momentum At Midway and Role of Navy's Bureau of Personnel In World War II
Mon, 08 Jun 2020
There’s no doubt the Battle of Midway altered the course of World War II and world history, or that this stunning victory against overwhelming odds by the United States paved the opening miles of the road to victory ... Still, war is a team effort and winning is never guaranteed.
Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie
Mon, 08 Jun 2020
A look at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie located on the St. Marys River in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
Soldiers Prepare For Mounted Machine Gun Range
Sun, 07 Jun 2020
U.S. Army Sgt. Jasmine Jenkins, a M88 Recovery Vehicle commander, and two crew members prepare for the 15th Brigade Support Battalion's Table 4 mounted machine gun range at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
New Army Lieutenant Fulfills Childhood Desire To Serve
Sun, 07 Jun 2020
Sixteen cadets from the City University of New York’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps became Army second lieutenants during a virtual commissioning ceremony including Samuel Quintero, who had the desire to serve since he was a teenager.
Space For Curiosity
Sun, 07 Jun 2020
U.S. Air Force Lt Col Blair Thompson is curious about space. His wonderment about the giant void above our heads, has led to algorithms used by SpaceX and NASA ... inspiring the next generation of space pioneers.
D-Day 1944
Sun, 07 Jun 2020
The Allied invasion at Normandy on June 6, 1944 during World War II that began the final efforts to defeat Germany with 160,000 Allied troops landing along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France.
D-Day ... Remembrance and Honor
Sat, 06 Jun 2020
The Ever Forward Memorial at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France ... honors the U.S. and allied forces involved in World War II Operation Overlord ... the Alied Invasion of Normandy, France on June 6th, 1944, also known as D-Day.
Marine Corps Helps Young Woman Find Her Voice
Sat, 06 Jun 2020
Pfc. Jacqueline Kliewer did not let her sexual assault hold her back. Through the Marine Corps and her mentors she has found strength, inspiration and motivation to continue to better herself.
Battle Of Midway Animation
Sat, 06 Jun 2020
An informative visual animation depicting the Battle of Midway in World War II.
Marine Cpl. Matthew Ubl Awarded For Saving Life
Fri, 05 Jun 2020
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Matthew T. Ubl received a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his efforts executing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for 15 minutes on an unknown, unconscious civilian, which contributed to saving the man’s life.
United States Use Of Electromagnetic Spectrum Is Contested
Fri, 05 Jun 2020
In every domain where the U.S. military once went unchallenged, newcomers hope to usurp its long-held dominance. Less well-known are new challengers in the electromagnetic spectrum.
Paratroopers Fire M777 Howitzer
Fri, 05 Jun 2020
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 2-319th Air Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct live-fire essential training on the M777 Howitzer.
Coast Guard Recruits Begin Basic Training
Thu, 04 Jun 2020
Recruits from companies Romeo 198 and Sierra 198 are greeted by their commanders during a ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May.
The Surfman Creed
Thu, 04 Jun 2020
In order to earn the surfman qualification, a Coast Guard coxswain requires a lot of hours at the helm while operating in the surf ... This brotherhood turns into a community composed of past, current, and future surfman and they all live by a creed.
Marines Fast Rope On USS America
Thu, 04 Jun 2020
U.S. Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit perform a fast rope exercise on the port aircraft elevator of amphibious assault ship USS America.
USAF CMSgt James Cotten - In The Interest Of The Nation
Thu, 04 Jun 2020
As a Tuskegee Airman and the first African American at Langley Air Force Base, James Cotten helped bridge the social gaps present in America at the height of racial tension. His dedication to his country and the American dream played a part in shaping the future of our Air Force and ultimately our nation.
B-1B Lancer Flies Over Airmen
Wed, 03 Jun 2020
U.S. Air Force 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS) B-1B Lancer mechanics watch as a B-1B flies over them at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam during sunset.
From The Mountains Of Peru To U.S. Navy Sailor
Wed, 03 Jun 2020
The United States of America is a country of opportunity and dreams for people coming from different corners of the world seeking a better life for themselves and their families. One of these people is Chief Logistics Specialist Ubaldo S. Huaromo, who has served in the U.S. Navy honorably for more than 24 years.
CBP Air and Marine Crew Rescues Hikers
Wed, 03 Jun 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations, Tucson Air Branch UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew rescues five hikers from near the Baboquivari Peak Mountains in the Tucson, Arizona area.
Sailor Fires Mark 38 25mm Machine Gun
Tue, 02 Jun 2020
A sailor fires a Mark 38 25mm machine gun system aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) during a live-fire exercise.
Brown Family U.S. Military Legacy
Tue, 02 Jun 2020
After nearly 30 years in weapons and maintenance jobs, Airman Sid Brown became Command Chief Master Sgt. Sid Brown, state command chief, Idaho Air National Guard. His legacy of service has trickled down to his three children, Everett, Kassandra and Wesley, who joined the Idaho Air National Guard, Idaho Army National Guard and U.S. Navy respectively.
High Rollers Honor COVID-19 First Responders
Tue, 02 Jun 2020
The 152nd Airlift Wing, Nevada Air National Guard, also known as the “High Rollers,” flyover Northern Nevada and Sierra range medical facilities to honor first responders on the frontline battling COVID-19.
Soldiers Conduct M4 Carbine Rifle Qualification
Mon, 01 Jun 2020
U.S. Army Soldiers from Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conduct M4 carbine rifle qualification at Range 3 on Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Stronger, Lighter Soldier Armor From Nanoscale Experiments
Mon, 01 Jun 2020
Soldier armor, such as bulletproof vests and helmets, depends upon high-performance ballistic fibers for its strength and effectiveness.
USS Harry S. Truman Fixed Wing Flight Ops
Mon, 01 Jun 2020
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducts fixed wing flight operations at sea including aircraft launching from the flight deck.
SpaceX Demo-2 Launch
Sun, 31 May 2020
Scenes of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft as it is launched on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard on May 30, 2020 from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NASA Historic Test Flight Of SpaceX Crew Dragon
Sun, 31 May 2020
For the first time in history, NASA astronauts have launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station.
SpaceX Demo-2 Historic Launch
Sun, 31 May 2020
Launch view of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard from the Coast Guard Cutter Moray (WPB-87331) during its patrol of the waters near Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Astronauts Aboard Dragon In Capsule Endeavor
Sun, 31 May 2020
From Earth orbit, Marine Corps Col. (Ret.) Douglas Hurley and fellow crew member Robert Behnken announce the name of their Dragon SpaceX capsule (Endeavor) and provide a tour of it.
Rifle Ready Marines Traverse Water
Sat, 30 May 2020
U.S. Marines with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, traverse through water during an amphibious assault exercise in urban terrain to increase littoral mobility proficiency at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
Long Shooting, Leading, and LAV's
Sat, 30 May 2020
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Nicholle Miller earned recognition from the II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) command staff and a spot in 2d MARDIV history as the first female officer to serve with any Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion in the Marine Corps.
California Army NG Aviators Bucket Train
Sat, 30 May 2020
California Army National Guard Aviators practiced water bucket training in Silverado, California at Lake Irvine. The training was in preparation for potential summer wildfire missions.
Coast Guard Cutter James Interdicts Drug Vessel
Fri, 29 May 2020
The Coast Guard Cutter James with its deployed 26-foot over-the-horizon cutter boat interdicts a go-fast vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the Coast of Central America with approximately 3,350 pounds of marijuana and four suspected smugglers.
DOD's 'Zero Trust' Approach To Buying Microelectronics
Fri, 29 May 2020
Microelectronics are in nearly everything, including the complex weapons systems the Defense Department buys, such as the F-35 joint strike fighter ... The Defense Department is shifting the way it goes about buying microelectronics and ensuring they are secure to use.
Amphibious Landing Assault - IF20
Fri, 29 May 2020
U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers participate in an amphibious landing assault during Exercise Iron Fist (IF) 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Airmen Qualify On M2A1 Machine Gun
Thu, 28 May 2020
U.S. Air Force Airmen with 673d Security Forces Squadron (673d SFS) qualify on the M2A1 machine gun at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
Fighting Waves and Finding Ways
Thu, 28 May 2020
Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 1st Class Brennen Blackwell and his twin brother Brent Blackwell enlisted in the Navy in 2001 seven days after 9/11 ... Excited to continue his naval service, Brennen Blackwell said he tells everyone to never give up on their dreams.
WWII Veteran Robert Belch's Full Honors Funeral
Thu, 28 May 2020
Arlington National Cemetery staff, the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, "The Old Guard" Honor Guard and a U.S. Army Band bugler provide military funeral honors to U.S. Army, Ret. Command Sergeant Major Robert Belch.
Patriotic Yard Display
Wed, 27 May 2020
An inspiring patriotic yard display with Old Glory flying above in the middle. The solemn, proud tribute shows troops, a policeman, and a firefighter respectfully honoring a fallen hero's grave marker adjacent to a statue of the USA with a cross over it and the inscription ... "One Nation Under God" ... as Lady Liberty observes the scene in front of Her.
Two Sides Of The Rescue Coin
Wed, 27 May 2020
Airman 1st Class Sinéad Brosnan, 27th Special Operations Healthcare Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician, continues to juggle her passions for firefighting and medicine.
Inspiring Patriotic Yard Display
Wed, 27 May 2020
This inspiring patriotic yard display honors our beloved USA ... active and veteran members of the military, law enforcement, first responder services, and homeland security ... with special thoughts for all the brave ones who made the ultimate sacrifice in service beyond self for our country and fellow citizens ... since the revolutionary war!
National Memorial Day Observance 2020
Tue, 26 May 2020
The Presidential Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath-Laying Ceremony in observance of Memorial Day 2020 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia with President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Omar J. Jones IV.
Road Map To Modernizing Soldier Lethality
Tue, 26 May 2020
Today’s Soldiers require advanced capabilities to be effective on future battlefields. Advances in technology have produced better weapon optics, imaging devices and body armor, as well as, many other types of specialized protective and offensive gear.
Bilateral Small-Boat Raid With JGSDF
Tue, 26 May 2020
U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit along with Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade service members conduct a bilateral small-boat raid with a variety of weapons live-fire.
President Donald Trump's Remarks On Memorial Day 2020
Mon, 25 May 2020
President Donald J. Trump delivers inspiring remarks at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine during its Memorial Day event honoring those who have sacrificed their lives serving in the U.S. armed forces. He was joined by First Lady Melania Trump, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark A. Milley.
Memorial Day - Remember and Honor
Mon, 25 May 2020
Since the first shots fired in the Revolutionary War, Americans have answered the call to duty and given their lives in service to our Nation and its sacred founding ideals. As we pay tribute to the lives and legacies of these patriots on Memorial Day, we also remember that they sacrificed to create a better, more peaceful future for our Nation and the world. We recommit to realizing that vision, honoring the service of so many who have placed love of country above all else.
Memorial Day Taps
Mon, 25 May 2020
Buglers with the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) band proudly perform a moving rendition of Taps for U.S. troops who made the ultimate sacrifice since our nation's fight for independence ... and are honored every Memorial Day that is observed on the last Monday of May. It is also a reminder about the National Moment of Remembrance that was established by Congress, asking Americans wherever they are at 3 p.m., local time, on Memorial Day to pause in an act of national unity (duration: one minute). In this shared remembrance, we connect as Americans.
A Future Marine 'Mustang'
Mon, 25 May 2020
A 'mustang' is a term the armed services use in order to reference an officer who was once prior enlisted before commissioning.
Rolling To Remember At The White House
Sun, 24 May 2020
President Donald J. Trump applauds as veterans ride their motorcycles along the South Drive of the White House before addressing them during the Rolling To Remember: Honoring Our Nations Veterans and POW-MIA event from the Blue Room Balcony of the White House.
Memorial Day Honors Heroes 'Who Gave All'
Sun, 24 May 2020
Veteran’s groups, active-duty military units, government officials and families turn out for Memorial Day ceremonies with many involving placing flags on the fallen and veterans’ graves in cemeteries across the country.
Memorial Day Tribute
Sun, 24 May 2020
A moving tribute to the valiant U.S. troops, who made the ultimate sacrifice going beyond self for their beloved land of the free and home of the brave.
Sailors Place Flags At Fallen Heroes Graves
Sat, 23 May 2020
Sailors place flags at the graves of fallen service members in the Navy's USS Maine/Winslow plot at Key West Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day.
Special Ops Will Remain Integral To Strategy
Sat, 23 May 2020
Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is involved in three wars moving forward ... the war of extremism, the war for influence and the war for talent. They are all interrelated.
Memorial Day - A Day To Remember
Sat, 23 May 2020
U.S. Marines with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing proudly commemorate, remember, and honor the brave ones who made the ultimate sacrifice for their beloved USA.
Flags-In At Arlington National Cemetery
Fri, 22 May 2020
Over 1,000 U.S. Army 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Soldiers place over 250,000 U.S. flags in front of every headstone, and columbarium and niche wall column as part of Flags-In at Arlington National Cemetery just prior to the Memorial Day weekend.
Advances In Autonomy Flying High
Fri, 22 May 2020
Experts in autonomy, as well as other various DOD-relevant domains, attend the Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) at the Naval Postgraduate School Field Lab to work on projects that have the potential to directly affect the warfighter. Collaborative experimentation is a common sight at JIFX with companies on the leading edge of autonomy research putting their projects to the test.
USS Theodore Roosevelt Returns To Sea - COVID-19
Fri, 22 May 2020
The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departs Apra Harbor and has its first flight operations following an extended visit to Guam in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Marine Recruits Practice Bayonet Assault
Thu, 21 May 2020
Recruits with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion train on the Bayonet Assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. The course helps recruits build a combat mindset, while loud noises were played over a speaker to simulate combat.
Legendary SR-71 Blackbird
Thu, 21 May 2020
The first SR-71 to enter service was delivered to Beale Air Force Base on January 7, 1966. During it’s time in service it provided reconnaissance for the U.S. Air Force and played a key role in gathering intelligence during the Cold War.
Airborne Drop With COVID-19 Restrictions
Thu, 21 May 2020
U.S. Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct airborne operations involving them doing a drop to demonstrate effective and safe procedures, while operating under COVID-19 restrictions at Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany.
Coast Guard Seizes Cocaine and Detains Smugglers
Wed, 20 May 2020
A suspected smuggling vessel drifts in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean after being intercepted by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC-618). More than 2,000 pounds of cocaine, worth approximately $37 million, were seized and the suspected smugglers were detained in the boarding.
Rare Female Officer In Dangerous Army EOD
Wed, 20 May 2020
Improvised explosive devices are one of the leading causes of casualties for the U.S. military since the earliest days of the War on Terror ... For U.S. Army 1st Lt. Marae Kalian, an explosive ordnance disposal officer, overcoming obstacles is not foreign to her. She looks forward to her journey in the dangerous career field.
Marines Live-Fire Artillery - NV2020
Wed, 20 May 2020
U.S. Marines from 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, fire M124 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and M777 Howitzers in cold snow covered conditions during exercise Northern Viper (NV) 2020 on Yausubetsu Training Area of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Northern Army.
Honoring Front Line Healthcare Responders
Tue, 19 May 2020
Members of the Roseburg VA Health Care System (RVAHCS) Voluntary Services program gather to show their support for the front line providers to COVID-19 in Roseburg, Oregon.
Marine Corps Increasing Lethality Of Infantry Squad
Tue, 19 May 2020
Marine Corps Systems Command’s Program Manager for Infantry Weapons has begun a large-scale modernization project to increase the lethality of the infantry squad. Program Manager for Infantry Weapons strives to equip and sustain the Marine Corps with fully-integrated infantry weapons, optics and nonlethal systems for the Ground Combat Element.
Scenic Flight To Eielson AFB
Tue, 19 May 2020
The 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, ferries two new F-35A Lightning II aircraft from the Lockheed Martin factory in Fort Worth, Texas, to the 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska with many scenic views during the flight ending with their landings.
Flight Formation Over Snow Covered Mountains
Mon, 18 May 2020
A U.S. Air Force E-3 Sentry, an airborne warning and control system (AWACS), leads F-22 Raptors and F-35A Lightning IIs fighter aircraft during a flight formation over snow covered mountains in the clear blue Alaskan sky.
Surface Fleet WTIs Prepare For Great Power Competition
Mon, 18 May 2020
U.S. Navy WTI Re-Blue events bring WTIs, technical experts, and senior mentors together to sharpen warfighting skills with the most up-to-date fleet knowledge and skills needed to outpace strategic competitors.
USS Harry S. Truman Aerial Ops During COVID-19
Mon, 18 May 2020
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducts aerial operations while underway in the Atlantic, ready for tasking in order to protect the crew from the risks posed by COVID-19.
Patrol Boat Conducts Weapons Sustainment
Sun, 17 May 2020
Sailors, assigned to Commander Task Force 56 (CTF 56), participate in a weapons sustainment exercise aboard a Mark VI Patrol Boat in the Arabian Gulf. The activities include launching an RQ-20B PUMA Unmanned Aerial System and live-fire at a floating "killer tomato" target.
Fallen Seabee Honored At Gate Renaming Ceremony
Sun, 17 May 2020
Hundreds gathered at the Needham Theater on Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Port Hueneme to rename the main gate in honor of the memory and sacrifice of fallen Seabee, Steelworker 3rd Class Eric L. Knott, who was killed in 2004 at Camp Fallujah, Iraq when a 122mm rocket struck just meters away from the front gate, while he was working nearby.
Soldiers Live-Fire M17 Pistol
Sun, 17 May 2020
U.S. Soldiers assigned to the Regimental Engineer Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment fire the Army’s new M17 pistol during a qualification range at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Armed Forces Day
Sat, 16 May 2020
In times of war and peace alike, on land, at sea, in the skies, in cyberspace, and beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, the men and women of our Nation’s Armed Forces serve with honor and distinction and stand ready to selflessly defend our Nation. On Armed Forces Day, we pay tribute to these patriots, whose work enables our country to shine always as a beacon of freedom and hope for the world.
U.S. and British Arctic Exercise Shows U.S. Concern For Region
Sat, 16 May 2020
A U.S. and British exercise underway in the Barents Sea highlights the importance of the Arctic region in a time of climate change, which is affecting every country on the globe. The U.S. military must adapt to provide defense for new operational environments.
Marines Conduct Air Assault - ITX 2-20
Sat, 16 May 2020
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, conduct an air assault with live-fire during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 2-20 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.
President and First Lady At World War II Memorial
Fri, 15 May 2020
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. in honor of the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. President Trump also interacted with WWII veterans, who attended the ceremony ... and visited the WWII Memorial with the First Lady.
As Long As We Are Alive, We Can Rebuild
Fri, 15 May 2020
Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos thought about the Air Force’s four pillars of fitness: mental, physical, social and spiritual, and how they collapsed before his eyes ... There was no doubt his life fell apart; he had hit rock bottom and felt there was nowhere to turn ... He now shares his reborn story about ... no matter what happens, one can always rebuild it ... brick by brick, and even more beautifully than the first.
Triple Nickel F-16s Night Take Off
Fri, 15 May 2020
Two F-16s from the U.S. Air Force 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (Triple Nickel) take off during the night at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia.
Fire Suppression Training With Chinook
Thu, 14 May 2020
U.S. Soldiers with Bravo Company, 1-214th Aviation Regiment, conduct fire suppression training, using a Bambi water bucket in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter on Grafenwoehr Training Area with a weathered tank in the foreground.
High School Students Shadow Eagle Brigade Soldiers
Thu, 14 May 2020
It was a crisp cool morning, when young high school students with impressionable minds and limitless potential felt a magnetic pull toward the military. For their own reasons, they wanted to know more about the military.
Blue Angels Houston 'Strong America' Flyover
Thu, 14 May 2020
A slow downed 360 cockpit view of a fly over of Houston, Texas by the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels ... in association with Operation America Strong ... honoring frontline COVID-19 first responders and essential workers with a formation flight.
Marine Approaches Shore Rifle Ready
Wed, 13 May 2020
A U.S. Marine approaches the shore rifle ready after swimming deep water during an amphibious assault exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
Marines Replacing The Legacy Light Armored Vehicle
Wed, 13 May 2020
Marine Corps Systems Command is working toward the next phase of replacing the legacy Light Armored Vehicle with a modern Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle.
Soldiers Conduct Squad Live-Fire - HG20
Wed, 13 May 2020
Soldiers from Charlie "Rock" Company, Task Force Cacti, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, conducted a squad live-fire exercise at Camp Friendship, Korat, Thailand, as part of the Hanuman Guardian 2020 (HG20) exercise.
Child's Life Jacket Proper Size and Fit
Tue, 12 May 2020
Chief Petty Officer Michael Deaton from Coast Guard Station Sand Key checks his son’s life jacket for proper fit and placement before a recreational boating trip.
Finding Success In The Sea Cadets
Tue, 12 May 2020
The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps program's purpose is to create a favorable image of the Navy on the part of the American youth ... as it did with Mason Ayers, who was first inspired to look into military service after watching "The Battle of Midway" when he was five years old.
Marines Conduct Maneuver, Live-Fire - NV2020
Tue, 12 May 2020
U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, practice on a maneuver range including live-fire during exercise Northern Viper (NV) 2020 on Yausubetsu Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan.
Air National Guard Mom On Mission
Mon, 11 May 2020
Massachusetts Air National Guard Master Sgt. Lauren Gallagher puts her boots on for work with her 2-year-old daughter hugging her, as the two take a moment before starting Mother's Day. The two have been a part while Gallagher is currently serving in response to COVID-19.
A Leaner, Meaner Force With ACE
Mon, 11 May 2020
Airmen sharpen their capabilities by training in the Agile Combat Employment (ACE) concept ... The implementation of this ACE concept allows aircraft to rearm and refuel to get back into the fight quickly and efficiently.
We Go Together
Mon, 11 May 2020
NASA is building a coalition of nations that can help returning to the Moon quickly and sustainably ... with a bold vision to go back to the Moon by 2024.
Happy Mother's Day To America's Moms!
Sun, 10 May 2020
Happy Mother's Day to all America's moms here and above!
Leaders Chart The Course As U.S. Space Force Launches
Sun, 10 May 2020
Air Force Secretary Barbara M. Barrett and Space Force Gen. John W. Raymond cast some light on the previously classified missions of America's reusable space plane, the X-37B.
Coast Guard Efforts During Hurricanes Florence and Sandy
Sun, 10 May 2020
A look at U.S. Coast Guard efforts during Hurricanes Florence in 2018 and Sandy in 2012.
Blue Angels Fly Over Miami and Jacksonville
Sat, 09 May 2020
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, fly over Miami and Jacksonville, Florida. The flyover was part of America Strong; a collaborative salute from the Navy and Air Force to recognize healthcare workers, first responders, military, and other essential personnel while standing in solidarity with all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Honoring An Extraordinary Calling To Serve
Sat, 09 May 2020
At age 99, Vincent Cunniff has seen the world change on a variety of levels, particularly in the world of aviation and flight, something he would become exceptionally familiar with serving in the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) during World War II ... and then was ordained a priest in 1953.
Marines Conduct Survival Training - NV2020
Sat, 09 May 2020
U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, conduct survival training on snow covered terrain during exercise Northern Viper (NV) 2020 on Yausubetsu Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan.
Paratroopers Resume Airborne Operations
Fri, 08 May 2020
Paratroopers with the U.S. Army 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, return to limited training operations with an Airborne Operation at Fort Bragg, North Carolina following COVID-19 restrictions to prevent the spread of the disease.
Marines and Australian DFC Test New Weapons Simulation
Fri, 08 May 2020
U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Darwin and Australian service members familiarized themselves with each other’s weapon systems while training in the Weapons Training Simulation System at Robertson Barracks, Darwin, Northern Territory.
Thunderbirds Fly Over Las Vegas Honoring COVID-19 Responders
Fri, 08 May 2020
A slow downed look at the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron 'Thunderbirds' flying over Las Vegas, Nevada in honor, appreciation, and support for the healthcare workers, first responders and other essential personnel, who are working on the front lines to combat COVID-19.
Marines Conduct Battle Skills Test
Thu, 07 May 2020
U.S. Marines with Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conduct a casualty evacuation during battle skills test (BST) training at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California.
Coast Guard WWII Operations At Okinawa
Thu, 07 May 2020
In late March 1945, nearly 1,300 ships of the Allied forces of America, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada assembled to support the largest amphibious operation of the Pacific War ... the invasion of Okinawa and Ryukyu Islands. Allied military strategists codenamed the plan to invade Okinawa Operation “Iceberg.” Attached to the invasion armada was the largest fleet of Coast Guard ships to participate in a World War II naval operation.
Marines, Sailors Endure Water Survival Advanced
Thu, 07 May 2020
Marines and sailors endure the Water Survival Advanced course on Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. Water Survival Advanced is highest level of swim qualification Marines and sailors can earn before attending the Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival course.
Coast Guard Aircrew Honored For Saving Crew Mate
Wed, 06 May 2020
Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexander Neuman, an avionics electrical technician, presents medals to fellow aircrew members Cmdr. Michael Baird, Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Smith, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Chad Morris, at a ceremony held at Coast Guard Sector North Bend, Oregon. Baird, Smith, and Morris saved Neuman's life in October 2019 by giving him CPR.
The "Short Man's Machete" Over Vietnam
Wed, 06 May 2020
When entering the Hampton Roads Naval Museum's air section ... which is devoted to Naval aviators ... one will eventually discover a unique knife that was carried by Commander Jim Reid, USN (Retired) on his 77 combat missions over Vietnam.
Navy P-8A Poseidon Pre-Flight and Take Off
Wed, 06 May 2020
Sailors with U.S. Navy Patrol Squadron 4 conduct preflight efforts on a a P-8A Poseidon multi-mission aircraft followed by it taking off from Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy for an intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance mission over the Mediterranean Sea.
Airmen Conduct Rescue Exercise
Tue, 05 May 2020
Members of the U.S. Air Force 56th and 57th Rescue Squadrons participate in a rescue exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy.
Airborne Sensor Operator Makes History
Tue, 05 May 2020
Illuminated by the monitor’s glow, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Propst, 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron sits and embraces the challenge of being the Air Force’s first E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) airborne sensor operator.
Soldiers Fire Mortar and Field Artillery - HG20
Tue, 05 May 2020
Soldiers assigned to Task Force Cacti, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, conduct a mortar and field artillery live-fire exercise at Pho Lym Yai, Thailand, as part of the Hanuman Guardian 2020 (HG20) exercise.
Sailors Conduct Visit, Board, Search and Seizure
Mon, 04 May 2020
U.S. Sailors clear a hangar bay during visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta.
Sailors and Marines Train With Japanese Soldiers During Iron Fist 2020
Mon, 04 May 2020
Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations.
Marines Conduct Live-Fire, Maneuver - Iron Fist 2020
Mon, 04 May 2020
U.S. Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct live-fire and maneuver training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Soldiers Shoot At Rifle Qualification Range
Sun, 03 May 2020
U.S. Army soldiers with 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds”, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division sight targets and then fire during a rifle qualification range at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
25,000 'Soldiers For Life' Respond to Nation's Call
Sun, 03 May 2020
In March 2020, the Army reached out to about 800,000 retired "gray-area" and Individual Ready Reserve soldiers, asking them to join the COVID-19 response effort with 25,000 soldiers doing so by April 10th.
177th Fighter Wing Ops During COVID-19
Sun, 03 May 2020
New Jersey Air National Guard 177th Fighter Wing base operations during the COVID-19 pandemic at the Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, New Jersey.
Older Americans Month - May 2020
Sat, 02 May 2020
"Older Americans are cherished and invaluable members of our society, deserving our utmost respect, gratitude, and admiration. During Older Americans Month, we pause to draw upon the wisdom, spirit, and experience older adults bring to our families, our communities, and our Nation..." President Donald J. Trump
31st MEU Hones Naval Integration Operations
Sat, 02 May 2020
The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard ships of the America Expeditionary Strike Group completed a series of sequential operations rehearsing naval expeditionary and Marine Air-Ground Task Force maneuver from Guam to Okinawa, Japan.
A-7E Corsair II Vietnam War
Sat, 02 May 2020
A historical look at the Vietnam War era U.S. Navy A-7E Corsair II, a carrier-capable subsonic light attack aircraft.
Marines Storm The Beach
Fri, 01 May 2020
U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, storm the beach during an amphibious assault exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Bravo Company conducted the boating event to increase proficiency in areas that are uncommon to infantry training within the Marine Corps while mitigating risks brought on by COVID-19.
Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Midshipmen Select Ships
Fri, 01 May 2020
More than 250 Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) midshipmen and Seaman to Admiral-21 officer candidates from 93 colleges and universities around the country chose the first ships of their Navy careers. Ship selection is one of the most significant events for these midshipmen and officer candidates as they take their first step toward joining the U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) community in the fleet.
Army Wolfhounds Conduct EXEVALs
Fri, 01 May 2020
U.S. Army 1-27 IN Wolfhounds conducts company EXEVALS at Kahuku Training Area, North Shore Oahu, Hawaii. The training exercise focuses on war time readiness at the company level with a thirty-six hour mission. It consists of simulated combat patrols through the mountains of the Kahuku's training area.
Blue Angels and Thunderbirds Honor COVID-19 Responders
Thu, 30 Apr 2020
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, and the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds salute frontline COVID-19 healthcare workers, first responders, military and other essential personnel with formation flyovers.
Train Virtually As You Fight
Thu, 30 Apr 2020
Virtual Flag allows warfighters to get the same experience they would get out of a real flying exercise without using costly fuel and deployment time.
Marines Conduct Urban Ops - Iron Fist 2020
Thu, 30 Apr 2020
U.S. Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion and 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct urban operations starting with an amphibious beach landing during Exercise Iron Fist 2020.
Coast Guard Monitors Oil Tanker Vessels
Wed, 29 Apr 2020
A crew aboard Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco's Forward Operating Base Point Mugu MH-65 Dolphin helicopter conducts an overflight and Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal patrols near an anchorage site off the California coast. The Coast Guard is monitoring the increased presence of oil tanker vessels near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
DoD Plans For Resumption Of Normal Operations After Pandemic
Wed, 29 Apr 2020
Defense Department planners are working on how to resume normal military operations following the coronavirus pandemic ... DOD planners are looking at the testing program, and officials are putting the final touches on the system it will employ.
Marines, Rangers Conduct Night Air Assault - MAT 02-20
Wed, 29 Apr 2020
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division and U.S. Army Rangers with 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment conduct a joint night air assault during Multilateral Airborne Training 02-20.
Thunderbirds Fly Over Denver Skyline
Tue, 28 Apr 2020
The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” fly over the Denver skyline during an Air Force Salutes flyover.
Soldier Wins Lone Star 100
Tue, 28 Apr 2020
Most Soldiers run three times a week because their first sergeant orders them too; some Soldiers do it to stay within standards; some do it to socialize; and, some do it to be one with nature. The latter would most accurately describe Capt. Michael Rose, who ran the 100-kilometer race and won first place in the Lone Star 100.
Marines, Rangers Conduct Integrated Training - MAT 02-20
Tue, 28 Apr 2020
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division and U.S. Army Rangers with 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment conduct integrated training that includes clearing buildings, patrols, and live-fire during Multilateral Airborne Training 02-20.
Evening Colors Aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt
Mon, 27 Apr 2020
U.S. Navy Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Adrian Gomez, left, and U.S. Navy Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Ernesto Maduro, stand at attention in front of the American flag during evening colors on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) at port in Guam.
Sharpening The 'First to Fight' Force
Mon, 27 Apr 2020
The U.S. Marine Corps prides itself in its reputation as the 'First to Fight' in any clime and place. While 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing is a significant part of America’s force in readiness, it does not fly or fight alone.
48th Fighter Wing Aerial Ops
Mon, 27 Apr 2020
F-15E Strike Eagles and F-15C Eagles training sortie taxis and takeoffs at RAF Lakenheath, England. The 48th Fighter Wing has a critical mission of delivering combat air power when called upon that must continue.
White House Tree Planting Ceremony
Sun, 26 Apr 2020
President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence participate in a tree planting ceremony in honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day on the South Lawn of the White House.
Navy Chief EOD Technician Matt O’Connor Awarded Silver Star
Sun, 26 Apr 2020
Navy Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician Matthew J. O’Connor received the Silver Star Medal for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity for exposing himself after his team came under enemy fire in order to carry a wounded teammate to cover where he subsequently rendered lifesaving medical treatment and coordinated suppressive fire.
Guided Missile Destroyers Flyover Views
Sun, 26 Apr 2020
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Porter and USS Donald Cook transit behind the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney while two P-8 Poseidon aircraft assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 4 flyover.
AH-64 Apache Helicopter Engages Targets
Sat, 25 Apr 2020
An AH-64 Apache helicopter from A Company, 1-3rd Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade engages targets downrange with its 30mm cannon during aerial gunnery tables.
TACP Airmen Train With Pack Animals
Sat, 25 Apr 2020
Special warfare tactical air control party Airmen from the 124th Air Support Operations Squadron in the 124th Fighter Wing, participated in pack animal training ... as special warfare units may use horses, mules and donkeys as substitutes for motorized vehicles in high mountain terrain, dense jungles, deserts, the backcountry or other environments that require units to move exclusively on foot.
Soldiers Conduct Arctic Survival - Arctic Eagle 20
Sat, 25 Apr 2020
Soldiers based in Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson take part in arctic survival, helicopter-hoisting exercises, movement-to-contact and weapon familiarization training in support of Arctic Eagle 2020 at Eielson Air Force Base.
Marine Recruits Conduct Buddy Rushes
Fri, 24 Apr 2020
Recruits with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion conduct buddy rushes during their Crucible aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.
Truth, Accuracy Part of Democratic Value System
Fri, 24 Apr 2020
As military forces, we have an obligation to be truthful, timely and accurate in what we say and what we do ... Neutralizing misinformation and delivering accurate and truthful facts is paramount.
Marines Live-Fire A Variety Of Weapons
Fri, 24 Apr 2020
U.S. Marines live-fire a variety of machine guns like the M240B, Mark 19 grenade, the M2 .50 caliber, and the M203 grenade launcher to increase and maintain proficiency during weapons training at Camp Schwab, Okinawa.
Astronauts Return From International Space Station
Thu, 23 Apr 2020
Expedition 62 NASA astronauts Jessica Meir gives a wave and Andrew Morgan gives a thumbs-up outside the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft after it landed with them and Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.
Where Has He 'Bean' For 40 Years
Thu, 23 Apr 2020
Robert Bean enlisted in the military Memorial Day weekend in 1979 under the delayed entry program. He spent a combined 40 years in the U.S. Marines and the Massachusetts Army National Guard playing the trumpet that included being a bugler and playing TAPS at funerals.
52nd Fighter Wing Ops At Spangdahlem Air Base
Thu, 23 Apr 2020
The U.S. Air Force 52nd Fighter Wing conducts flight operations at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, where it maintains, deploys, and employs F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft and United States Protection Level 1 assets in support of NATO and national defense directives.
Coast Guard Cutters On Chesapeake Bay
Wed, 22 Apr 2020
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bruckenthal participates in a fueling exercise with the Coast Guard Cutter Campbell on the Chesapeake Bay.
Marine Uses Art Skills In Recon Community
Wed, 22 Apr 2020
A tradition that dates back to World War II, Recon Marines would be issued a paddle at the beginning of their training that they would be required to take with them everywhere ... The blade of the paddle typically remains relatively blank when compared to the ornate wrappings on the handle. To Cpl. Michael Cenci, a force reconnaissance Marine, this blank space was an opportunity for something more.
Navy Strike Groups Transit Philippine Sea
Wed, 22 Apr 2020
Ships from the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, the America Expeditionary Strike Group, and the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), transit the Philippine Sea in formation.
USAF Academy Class of 2020 Graduation
Tue, 21 Apr 2020
The U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2020 graduates toss their hats skyward as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds roar overhead during the graduation ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, delivered the graduation address to the nine-hundred-sixty-seven cadets, who crossed the stage to become the Air Force/Space Force’s newest second lieutenants.
World War II Coast Guard Veteran Jim Evans
Tue, 21 Apr 2020
I noticed a gentleman wearing a Coast Guard ball cap. When I asked the audience whether anyone had been to Greenland (a line usually met with blank stares), the man in cap raised his hand. When he began recounting his memories, I realized that I was talking with an actual member of the Coast Guard’s storied Greenland Patrol.
Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier During COVID-19
Tue, 21 Apr 2020
U.S. Army 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment 'The Old Guard' sentinels continue to guard the "closed" Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (TUS) 24/7 ... no matter the weather conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic, while taking necessary safety measures.
EA-18G Growler Launches From Truman
Mon, 20 Apr 2020
An EA-18G Growler assigned to the Rooks of Electronic Attack Squadron launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Atlantic Ocean.
Young Seaman Forges Path
Mon, 20 Apr 2020
Aboard the USS Montgomery, Culinary Specialist Seaman Dustin Fontenot’s fingerprints are everywhere, becoming a vital part of the crew, albeit a unique one. He has been in for less than a year and is the only seaman in a crew of more than 90 sailors, who have years of experience in the Navy.
Marines Live-Fire Howitzer - SK20
Mon, 20 Apr 2020
U.S. Marines with Kilo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, set-up a M777 howitzer and fire it during exercise Steel Knight 20 (SK20) on Marine Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.
Opening Up America Again
Sun, 19 Apr 2020
President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, White House Coronavirus Task Force Response Coordinator Deborah Birx, and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony S. Fauci deliver remarks concerning opening up America again during a coronavirus update briefing at the White House.
Views From The Rooftop
Sun, 19 Apr 2020
As U.S. Air Force members begin their careers ... the whole Airman concept of obtaining professional competence, maintaining job responsibilities, honing leadership skills, being active volunteers and furthering education can be overwhelming. In fact, four members at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base characterize these traits ... and were recognized for their respect achievement of being promoted to the rank of Chief Master Sergeant.
Apollo 13 Views Of The Moon
Sun, 19 Apr 2020
Recreation of stunning views that the Apollo 13 astronauts saw from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft during their perilous journey around the farside of the moon in 1970 ... starting with earthset and sunrise and concluding with the time Apollo 13 reestablished radio contact with Mission Control. Also, a continuous view of the Moon is seen throughout that path.
Batman Soldier Gives Boy Birthday Gift
Sat, 18 Apr 2020
U.S. Army Sgt. Anthony Licata, a trumpet player with the 3rd Infantry Division Band, gives a Military Child a gift for his birthday at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Despite COVID-19, U.S. Military Remains Ready to Fight
Sat, 18 Apr 2020
To those who wish us harm, make no mistake: even with the challenges that this disease has brought to our shores, the Department of Defense stands ready to meet any threat and defend our nation.
Air Force Rescue Squadron In Qatar
Sat, 18 Apr 2020
Two U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawks assigned to the 66th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron conduct a live-fire training exercise near Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
Marine Posts Security During Field Exercise
Fri, 17 Apr 2020
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Trevor Shimulunas, a firepower control team leader assigned to 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, posts security during a brigade platoon field exercise on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Basics of Hazardous Operations
Fri, 17 Apr 2020
The Hazardous Operations training course consists of classroom instruction and use of the specialized equipment. It also includes a comprehensive written test. And a hands on evaluation where students suit up.
USS Gabrielle Giffords Patrols South China Sea
Fri, 17 Apr 2020
A slow motion look at the Navy's Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) patrolling the South China Sea.
Project Airbridge In Response To COVID-19
Thu, 16 Apr 2020
The Federal Emergency Management Agency launched Project Air Bridge to speed the delivery of much-needed medical equipment and supplies from overseas manufacturers in response to COVID-19.
Popular Training Program Increases Marine Survivability
Thu, 16 Apr 2020
The Underwater Egress Trainer program teaches Marines and other authorized personnel to egress from sinking or submerged platforms. Marines learn to employ life-support equipment ... such as Supplemental Emergency Breathing Devices and Life Preserver Units ... to increase survival rates.
Songs Honoring WWII Greatest Generation
Thu, 16 Apr 2020
As the USA celebrates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, the U.S. Army Field Band honors those who fought and sacrificed to bring about the conclusion of that war with inspiring songs.
Cutter Returns With Drugs Worth $324 Million
Wed, 15 Apr 2020
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew offloaded more than 18,700 pounds of cocaine, nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana and 15 gallons of liquefied cocaine, all worth more than an estimate $324 million at Port Everglades, Florida.
Coast Guard, International Partners Seize Cocaine
Wed, 15 Apr 2020
The U.S. Coast Guard and Costa Rican authorities seized approximately 1,700 pounds of cocaine with an estimated value of more than $29 million from a fishing boat in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America.
Marines Conduct Live-Fire and Maneuver - SK20
Wed, 15 Apr 2020
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct a live-fire and maneuver during Steel Knight 20 (SK20) at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona.
Thunderbirds Las Vegas FlyOver
Tue, 14 Apr 2020
The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron 'Thunderbirds' fly over Las Vegas, Nevada in honor, appreciation, and support for the healthcare workers, first responders and other essential personnel, who are working on the front lines to combat COVID-19.
NPS Experts Help Boy Scout Troops Earn Merit Badges
Tue, 14 Apr 2020
Men and women in uniform are a common sight on any given day at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) campus, but for one weekend in January, seven Boy Scouts of America Troops consisting of 67 scouts in khaki shirts and green pants populated the campus to receive merit badge instruction from NPS faculty and military professionals.
A Coast Guard UltraRunner's Tale
Tue, 14 Apr 2020
A proud look at Lt. Duane Zitta, the command duty officer for the U.S. Coast Guard 14th District, athletic side as an ultrarunner ... that includes being the U.S. Coast Guard 2019 Male Athlete of the Year.
USS Harry S. Truman Transits Arabian Sea
Mon, 13 Apr 2020
The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) follows the out of scene aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) while transiting the Arabian Sea during a dual carrier and joint air wing operations.
Rescue Dogs Help Heal Wounded Warriors
Mon, 13 Apr 2020
Muffled gunfire reverberates from an unknown location within the building; Peter’s unwavering gaze is focused on his partner’s ‘six’ - three weeks of training is about to be put to the test. Peter is a rescue dog that has been adopted by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Tim Williams to help with his Invisible Wounds.
Operations At Aviano Air Base
Mon, 13 Apr 2020
Some of the ongoing daily operations that occur at Aviano Air Base, Italy including ... F-16 preflight maintenance; pilot prepares for flight; F-16s take off; air traffic control tower activities; and, HH-60 Pave Hawks taxi and take off.
Pink Full Moon Above The White House
Sun, 12 Apr 2020
The Full Pink Moon, the largest full moon of 2020, rises above the North Portico of the White House in Washington, D.C.
Climbing To Glory At Army Mountain Warfare School
Sun, 12 Apr 2020
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Matthew Miller and Sgt. 1st Class Joey Wing of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, take on the challenge of the Basic Military Mountaineer Winter Course.
Dual Navy Carrier and Joint Air Wing Ops
Sun, 12 Apr 2020
The Dwight D. Eisenhower and Harry S. Truman carrier strike groups conduct dual carrier and joint air wing operations with a B-52H Stratofortress in the Arabian Sea.
DIY Face Masks Slow COVID-19 Spread
Sat, 11 Apr 2020
U.S. Army soldiers wear homemade (do-it-yourself) face masks that help them against the spread of COVID-19. The graphic includes tips on how to use and clean them.
Encouraging Americans To Serve In Military
Sat, 11 Apr 2020
Education and opportunity are at the heart of the recommendations set forth in a report by the congressionally mandated National Commission on Military, National and Public Service. Cultivating Americans extraordinary and long-standing spirit of service that continues to shape our nation is behind the recommendations.
Army Bugler Plays TAPS
Sat, 11 Apr 2020
U.S. Army Sgt. Jonathan Bosarge, a United States Army Europe Band & Chorus Bugler, honors U.S. troops who made the ultimate sacrifice for our beloved country.
USMC CH-53K King Stallion Refuels Over Chesapeake Bay
Fri, 10 Apr 2020
A U.S. Marine Corps heavy-lift CH-53K King Stallion helicopter successfully plugs into a funnel-shaped drogue towed behind a KC-130J Hercules extended-range tanker during aerial refueling wake testing over the Chesapeake Bay.
Corps Fields Next-Generation Body Armor To Marines
Fri, 10 Apr 2020
The Marine Corps has begun fielding a next-generation protective vest that provides improved fit, form and function for Marines. The Plate Carrier Generation III is a lightweight plate carrying system that guards against bullets and fragmentation when coupled with protective plates.
Marines Conduct Platoon Attack - Bougainville II
Fri, 10 Apr 2020
U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, conduct a platoon attack on Range 10 during Exercise Bougainville II at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii.
Coast Guard Assists Salvation Army Deliver Food
Thu, 09 Apr 2020
Service members from the Coast Guard 14th District assist the Salvation Army with delivering food from the Hawaii Food Bank during the COVID-19 pandemic on Oahu, Hawaii.
Home Is Where The Navy Is
Thu, 09 Apr 2020
U.S. Navy Counselor 2nd Class Nicole White had never truly had a place to call home, until she joined the Navy. White entered the foster care system when she was 13 after her father was arrested for physical abuse.
F-35A Demonstration Team At Heritage Flight TC
Thu, 09 Apr 2020
The F-35A Lightning ll Demonstration team performs various maneuvers including in formation with vintage aircraft at the Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
Honor Guard Airmen PPE Ceremony Ready
Wed, 08 Apr 2020
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Samuel Carothers, 911th Airlift Wing ceremonial guardsman, renders a salute during a funeral ceremony dry-run while wearing COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Chaplain - A Friend In The Air Force
Wed, 08 Apr 2020
Airmen are not alone, and always have a friend in the Air Force ... the chaplain ... whose ultimate goal is to help all Airmen of any background.
USNS Comfort Patient Transfer Simulation
Wed, 08 Apr 2020
Sailors aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) simulate a patient's transfer onto the ship in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts.
Live-Fire On USS Blue Ridge
Tue, 07 Apr 2020
Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Erik Renteria and Fire Controlman 3rd Class Joshua J. Burnett participate in a live-fire training exercise on the flight deck of U.S. 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) underway in the Philippine Sea.
More Time In The Hot Zone
Tue, 07 Apr 2020
When an industrial accident releases toxic industrial chemicals, the first responders are usually that state’s National Guard civil support team. They suit up in full-body protective gear and enter the hot zone.
Paratroopers Conduct Weapons Live-Fire - RK2020
Tue, 07 Apr 2020
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct weapon systems live-fire during Exercise Rock Klescman 2020 (RK2020) at Pocek Range in Slovenia.
Soldiers Two On One Combatives
Mon, 06 Apr 2020
Soldiers assigned to 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, fight head to head during a two on one combatives training event at Camp Ziemsko, Drawsko-Pomorskie Training Area, Poland.
Defense Department's Priority Is Safety of People
Mon, 06 Apr 2020
The first priority for senior Pentagon leaders in the COVID-19 pandemic is taking care of service members and Defense Department civilians and their families.
Amphibious Beach Landing - Cobra Gold 2020
Mon, 06 Apr 2020
United States and Royal Thai service members conduct an amphibious beach landing during exercise Cobra Gold 2020 at Hat Yao Beach, Sattahip, Chon Buri, Kingdom of Thailand.
President Trump Salutes USNS Comfort
Sun, 05 Apr 2020
President Donald J. Trump salutes the USNS Comfort and troops on her deck as the hospital ship departs Naval Air Station Norfolk Pier 8 in Norfolk, Virginia en route to New York City in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts.
Defining Worth Through Music and The Marine Corps
Sun, 05 Apr 2020
Most Marines who join through the Musician Enlistment Option Program attend the Naval School of Music before being assigned to a Marine Corps band. Cpl. Kelsey Worth scored high enough during her audition that she was not required to attend the school ... and has proven herself an integral piece to the Marine Corps’ total force.
Jungle Platoon Attack - CARAT Brunei 2019
Sun, 05 Apr 2020
U.S. Marines with India Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and Soldiers with the Royal Brunei Land Forces conduct a platoon attack range in the jungle during exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei 2019 that enhances interoperability and partnership between the USA and Brunei.
Patriotic Cremation Urns
Sat, 04 Apr 2020
An inspiring assortment of patriotic remembrance cremation urns honoring a departed loved one, who lived life with a deep pride for our beloved USA ... including a brave military service member, firefighter, and police officer ... all doing so for country's sake.
Navigating Confidence Course Obstacle
Sat, 04 Apr 2020
A recruit with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, navigates an obstacle during the Confidence Course aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina.
More Than A Surfman Pin
Sat, 04 Apr 2020
The call for assistance from the fishing vessel Brenna A had already come in, and the Coast Guard Station Umpqua River crews were preparing to swap duty sections. For two crewmembers, it meant a delay in receiving their hard earned Surfman Pins.
COVID-19 Hospital At McCormick Place
Sat, 04 Apr 2020
A time-lapse look at the hospital being constructed at Chicago's McCormick Place, the largest convention center in North America, for COVID-19 patients.
Coast Guard Escorts Cruise Ship To Port Everglades
Fri, 03 Apr 2020
A Coast Guard Station Ft. Lauderdale boat crew escorts the cruise ship Zaandam, owned and operated by Holland America Line, to Port Everglades. The Zaandam's South American itinerary was disrupted when nine passengers tested positive for COVID-19 and four men died on board.
The Life Of An Aviation Boatswain's Mate
Fri, 03 Apr 2020
Cool, calm and coordinated ... These are words that characterize the finesse qualified “yellow shirts” display of aviation boatswain's mates when directing aircraft, whether it be maneuvering through a busy hangar bay or in a fast-paced environment on the flight deck.
Coast Guard Aircrew Medevacs Man From Cruise Ships
Fri, 03 Apr 2020
A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter medevac a man from the cruise ship Anthem of the Seas off the coast of North Carolina.
Angels in White
Thu, 02 Apr 2020
The "Angels in White" music video written and performed by Matthew Fitzgibbons celebrates nurses and all that they do for us. They are often too under-appreciated. Whether male or female, they are a special breed, worthy of our praise.
B-52 Stratofortress Takes Off At Nellis AFB
Thu, 02 Apr 2020
A B-52 Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana takes off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada at the start of Red Flag 20-2.
Path Of A Legend
Thu, 02 Apr 2020
The commendations bestowed on Air Force Staff Sgt. TeDera Graves II by his superiors are lofty, but not at all unjustified. After all, not many Airmen can claim to have changed the way a mission is accomplished by the entire U.S. military, worldwide in one instance and in a region of the world in another, but he can.
Joint Close Air Support - CN20
Thu, 02 Apr 2020
U.S. and Japan Air Self-Defense Force Airmen conduct close air support training at the Farallon de Medinilla range, Northern Mariana Islands, during Exercise Cope North 20.
Start Navy Journey From Home
Wed, 01 Apr 2020
It's common to have questions about everything from qualifications and life in the Navy, to benefits and career options. You can even do so ... virtually, electronically or on line ... from home. A recruiter will answer all your questions and explain career and education opportunities.
Father Pins Son To New Rank
Wed, 01 Apr 2020
This was a big day for both father and son, because it was the day that Denman would go from the rank of Private First Class to the rank of Specialist. And, unbeknownst to Denman, his father was about to pin the rank on his hat and place the rank on his chest.
USNS Comfort Arrives In NYC
Wed, 01 Apr 2020
The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort arrives in New York City to support the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts.
Soldiers’ COVID-19 Temperature Screening
Tue, 31 Mar 2020
Approximately, 400 U.S. Army Basic Combat Training graduates were held over at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, for two weeks after graduation due to the COVID-19 virus. Each Soldier’s temperature was taken and recorded before boarding buses for Fort Lee, Virginia, for Advanced Individual Training.
Missile Defense Efforts A Top Priority
Tue, 31 Mar 2020
Defending the homeland and deployed forces, allies and partners from missile threats of any type is the military's top priority ... particularly in the space-based sensor-tracking of advanced cruise missiles and hypersonic threats.
Paratroopers Conduct Squad Live-Fire - ESEII
Tue, 31 Mar 2020
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct a squad live-fire exercise as part of Exercise Serrated Edge II (ESEII) at the training range in Slunj, Croatia.
M240B Machine Gun Live-Fire Aboard USS America
Mon, 30 Mar 2020
A Marine with Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fires an M240B medium machine gun aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) at a floating inflatable target to rehearse defending the ship from enemy surface threats.
Marine Corps Military Working Dogs
Mon, 30 Mar 2020
While Marines continue to fight with the courage and ferocity that earned them the "Devil Dogs" nickname, one group of Marines rises above the rest in truly living up to this moniker. These are the Marine Corps military working dogs.
Marines Conduct Squad Patrols - ITX 1-20
Mon, 30 Mar 2020
U.S. Marines with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division conduct squad patrols on range 220 during the Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 1-20 aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
White House COVID-19 Video Conference With Governors
Sun, 29 Mar 2020
President Donald J. Trump joined by Vice President Mike Pence, participates in a governors’ video teleconference on partnership to prepare, mitigate and respond to COVID-19 in the White House Situation Room.
New Dungeness Light Guides Northwest Mariners
Sun, 29 Mar 2020
The New Dungeness Lighthouse has guided mariners around the longest natural sand spit in the United States since 1857. The 63-foot-tall lighthouse shines a flashing white light that can be seen for 18 nautical miles.
Covid-19 Test and Pre-Screen For Veterans
Sun, 29 Mar 2020
Scenes of a drive-through COVID-19 test collection and pre-screening of military veterans at the parking lot of the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Marines and Sailors COVID-19 Pre-Screen
Sat, 28 Mar 2020
U.S. Navy Sailors with 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, pre-screen Marines and Sailors for the COVID-19 disease after returning from exercise overseas on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina.
Sailors Utilize Every Inch Of Space Aboard Key West
Sat, 28 Mar 2020
During a course of a two day loadout, thousands of pounds of food and supplies will make its way aboard the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Key West (SSN 722) in preparation of its next mission with no nook or cranny left opened.
Air Force Rescue Squadron Conducts CSAR
Sat, 28 Mar 2020
The 33rd Rescue Squadron conducts a combat search and rescue training mission aboard an HH-60G Pave Hawk out of Kadena Air Base, Japan.
Cutter Edgar Culbertson Arrives In Galveston
Fri, 27 Mar 2020
The Coast Guard Cutter Edgar Culbertson sails into port in Galveston, Texas. It is the Coast Guard's 37th fast response cutter that is designed to perform search and rescue missions, port security, and the interception of smugglers.

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