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Military Working Dog Subduing Suspect
Wed, 21 Aug 2019
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Victor Henderson and Staff Sgt. Kyle Strobele, 52nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handlers, conduct training with Mike, an MWD, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.
Soldiers Hone Skills During Mass Casualty Exercise
Wed, 21 Aug 2019
Four U.S. Soldiers scurry toward a medical triage area carrying a litter, indicating the start of an internal battalion level Mass Casualty training exercise at Skwierzyna, Poland.
Sailors Homecoming
Wed, 21 Aug 2019
A heartfelt glimpse of proud families and friends greeting their returning sailors from deployment with homemade signs ... followed with loving embraces and kisses ... and none more touching then the ... reassuring hugs for the little ones!
Returning Sailor Greets His Happy Sons
Tue, 20 Aug 2019
Machinist Mate 1st Class Nicholas Miller, assigned to the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Oklahoma City, greets his happy sons during a homecoming celebration following a four month deployment.
Garno Family of Eleven - Positive Chaotic Mess Of Goodness
Tue, 20 Aug 2019
Imagine growing up in a family of nine siblings. Passing the butter during dinner takes a few minutes. Shower time is divided into shifts; you might get hot water, if you are lucky ... However, this ‘chaotic mess of goodness’ does not just happen on its own.
D-Day 75 Aerial View From Strike Eagles
Tue, 20 Aug 2019
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing fly over Normandy, France in support of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
Soldiers Emplace Brazier Charge
Mon, 19 Aug 2019
U.S. Army combat engineers emplace a brazier charge onto a concertina wire obstacle during exercise Rock Shock Two at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Medical Airmen Perform Tactically
Mon, 19 Aug 2019
Two Airmen drag a simulated casualty across the ground to the safety of cover, one of them returning fire with his M4 carbine. The casualty has at least two visible wounds, but their main concern is falling back to a location where they can safely begin to treat their patient.
Rangers Reenact Pointe du Hoc Climb - 75th D-Day
Mon, 19 Aug 2019
U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment, climb the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc, in Cricqueville en Bessin, France June 4, 2019. Rangers scale the cliff to honor the 135 men killed or wounded from the 2d and 5th Ranger Battalions while capturing and holding Pointe du Hoc.
First Female Marine Corps F-35B Pilot
Sun, 18 Aug 2019
U.S. Marine Capt. Anneliese Satz left her legacy on the Marine Corps’ F-35B Program when she became the first female Marine to complete the F-35B Basic Course.
Preparing To Defeat Next-Gen Cybercriminals
Sun, 18 Aug 2019
NPS Graduate School of Business and Public Policy intern Noni Jones prepares to take on a new generation of cybercriminals through her graduate studies at nearby Middlebury Institute.
Nikola Reckless UTV - Marine Corps
Sun, 18 Aug 2019
The Nikola Reckless UTV, an off-road all-electric performance utility task vehicle with 555 horsepower, is introduced at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California.
Newest National Security Cutters Off Diamond Head
Sat, 17 Aug 2019
Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757), right, meets Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) off Diamond Head, while a C-130 Hercules aircraft from Air Station Barbers Point flies between them.
Once A Marine Always A Marine
Sat, 17 Aug 2019
Stepping out from the hangar, the 99-year-old Marine took a firm grasp of his grandson’s hand ... as a Marine from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 164, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, escorted them onto Camp Pendleton's flightline.
Navy Combat Demolition Unit D-Day Reenactment
Sat, 17 Aug 2019
U.S. Navy Special Warfare Unit 2 reenact the mission carried out by a Navy Combat Demolition Unit during D-Day (June 6, 1944) that helped clear blockades on Utah Beach in Normandy, France to allow equipment to move forward on the beach.
USAF Firefighter Helps Boy Operate Fire Hose
Fri, 16 Aug 2019
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Isaiah Raiano, 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, helps a young boy operate a fire hose as other kids anxiously wait their turn during the Summer Youth Fair at Fairchild Air Force Base.
The Character of West Point and The Heroes Among Us
Fri, 16 Aug 2019
For those of us entrusted to lead in the crucible of combat, the courage to put one’s life at risk to protect others may be our profession’s most essential virtue. Indeed, the courage to protect others reflects a deep internalization of each of West Point’s five facets of character: moral, social, civic, performance and leadership.
Tall Ship Eagle - Europe 2019 Summer
Fri, 16 Aug 2019
The crew of the Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle (WIX 327) during the first part of their 2019 summer tour off the coast of Europe ... with visits to England, Norway, Germany, and Denmark.
NROTC Midshipmen Graduate From New Student Indoctrination
Thu, 15 Aug 2019
Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) midshipmen candidates stand in formation in Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall at Recruit Training Command (RTC) during their graduation ceremony marking the completion NROTC New Student Indoctrination Cycle 2.
EOD Airmen Take On Warfighter Challenge
Thu, 15 Aug 2019
A three-person explosive ordnance disposal team approached a bomb-laden vehicle with two hostages inside. As they reach the car, a hidden device explodes damaging the leg of one of their own.
Army 25th ID - 2019 Decisive Actions
Thu, 15 Aug 2019
Highlights of the U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division's decisive actions in 2019 through May ... involving continuous persistent engagement with regional partners to shape the environment and prevent conflict across the Pacific Operational Environment.
Soldiers Fire M777 Howitzer In Iraq
Wed, 14 Aug 2019
Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, fire a M777 towed 155 mm Howitzer on Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq. The Soldiers conducted a fire mission to disrupt known enemy positions.
USS Theodore Roosevelt Participates In Northern Edge 2019
Wed, 14 Aug 2019
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and select ships from Carrier Strike Group Nine (CSG-9) joined U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and Marine Corps service members for Exercise Northern Edge 2019 (NE19) in the Gulf of Alaska.
Radio Reconnaissance Operator Course 19.1
Wed, 14 Aug 2019
U.S. Marines with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Radio Battalions participate in Radio Reconnaissance Operator Course 19.1 at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii.
Marine Recruits Body Spar
Tue, 13 Aug 2019
Marine Corps recruits with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, showcase their knowledge of martial arts during body sparring on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.
Marine Corps Officers Build, Launch Comms Rocket
Tue, 13 Aug 2019
When two Devil Dogs recently launched a rocket built from scratch over the barren wastes of the Mojave Desert, they took the expeditionary power of the United States Marine Corps to potential new heights.
The Away Game
Tue, 13 Aug 2019
The Away Game showcases 12 unique Air Force missions in Afghanistan performed by the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, the Air Force's premier counterterrorism wing.
Vertical Surface Rescue Training In Hawaii
Mon, 12 Aug 2019
An Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter crew conducts vertical surface rescue training off the cliffs near Makapu'u Lighthouse, Hawaii.
Joint Multinational Simulation Center's Tactical Gaming
Mon, 12 Aug 2019
When people think about tactical training, they probably do not think of using a video game-based simulator as a way to train on their weapons systems; improve upon their communication skills; or become more proficient in their unit’s tactics and procedures.
Walter Reed Bethesda
Mon, 12 Aug 2019
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Referred to as Walter Reed Bethesda ... and dubbed "The Nation's Medical Center" ... Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is the Nation's largest and most renowned joint military medical center ... proudly serving military beneficiaries in the Washington, D.C. area along with those from across the country and around the globe.
General With Son and Grandson
Sun, 11 Aug 2019
Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, director of the Air National Guard, with his son, Capt. Leon Rice, a pilot assigned to the 157th Air Refueling Wing, and his grandson in front of the new KC-46A Pegasus air refueling tanker after the final flight of the general's career.
Students Take Off For Mars
Sun, 11 Aug 2019
More than 1,300 fifth-grade students took part in the massive science and engineering experiment, "Mission To Mars", by the Air Force Research Laboratory New Mexico’s STEM Outreach branch.
Survivor Decontamination - Guardian Response 19
Sun, 11 Aug 2019
The U.S. Army 413th Chemical Company and 456th Area Support Medical Company conducts a decontamination on survivors at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Indiana during Guardian Response 19.
Conning Officer Virtual Environment
Sat, 10 Aug 2019
U.S Navy Officer Candidate School class 16-19 trains using the Conning Officer Virtual Environment at Officer Training Command in Newport, Rhode Island. This training familiarizes students with the use of radar equipment through scenarios.
Brothers Make Virtual Training Reality for Naval Aviators
Sat, 10 Aug 2019
The Occhipinti brothers, on the verge of flunking out of flight school, developed a virtual reality trainer device that saved their careers and helped fellow and future students achieve their dream of becoming naval aviators.
Marine Corps Basic Scout Sniper Instructor Course
Sat, 10 Aug 2019
U.S. Marine Corps scout sniper instructors train Marines in the Basic Scout Sniper Instructor Course at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. The provides Marines and other servicemembers with scout sniper training in preparation for duty as a scout sniper.
Soldier Fires AT4 Weapon
Fri, 09 Aug 2019
A U.S. Army Soldier from 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stationed in Vilseck, Germany, fires an anti-armor AT4 weapon as fellow soldiers watch during exercise Agile Spirit 19 at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia.
Vietnam POW Naval Aviator Gaither 'Stood Tall' In Captivity
Fri, 09 Aug 2019
As Gaither descended in his parachute, the enemy poured streams of machine gun fire at the helpless man. One bullet grazed the right side of his neck, and upon landing, he immediately took cover in some dense foliage. Unfortunately, Gaither had come down near a populated area and he was shortly discovered ... and soon transported to Hoa Lo – the French-built prison known as the "Hanoi Hilton". The highly decorated Gaither spent 2,675 days in captivity.
Airmen Conduct High Altitude, Low Open Jumps
Fri, 09 Aug 2019
Airmen from the 19th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, High Altitude Airdrop Mission Support unit execute high altitude, low open (HALO) jumps off of a C-17.
Jungle Warfare River Crossing
Thu, 08 Aug 2019
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Tristen Albers crosses a river during the land navigation portion of the Basic Jungle Skills Course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan.
Marines Evaluate Biometric Systems In Tactical Environment
Thu, 08 Aug 2019
A group of Marines and civilians participate in a weeklong series of tactical exercises to evaluate two intelligence capabilities the Marine Corps is considering as a replacement biometric system.
Sailors - Hold The Line
Thu, 08 Aug 2019
The Expeditionary Combat Skills course approaches instruction in its own multifaceted way. Training is conducted both in classrooms and on the range, in simulators and in the field. For Sailors who are heading to jobs and commands with unpredictable missions, every lesson counts.
U.S. Coast Guard - 229 Years of Semper Paratus
Wed, 07 Aug 2019
The U.S. Coast Guard was founded by Alexander Hamilton on August 4, 1790 ... remaining ready, relevant and responsive during 229 years of proud, honorable, and valiant service.
Educators Get A Glimpse Into Army Life
Wed, 07 Aug 2019
U.S. Army Recruiting Command showed education influencers from across the USA viable career options for young men and women during the National Educator Tour hosted at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Soldiers Conduct Air Assault - Devil Storm 19
Wed, 07 Aug 2019
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, conduct an air assault operation at night during the 2019 Devil Storm training at Todd drop zone, North Carolina.
TACP Airmen Treat Simulated Wounds
Tue, 06 Aug 2019
U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Airmen assigned to the 15th Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Stewart, Ga., treat simulated wounds on a lifesaving skills dummy during the 2019 Lightning Challenge at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
Ravens vs. Tortoises - Protected Species Killing Endangered Species
Tue, 06 Aug 2019
Here in the High Desert, Ravens and the Desert Tortoise are essentially at war with the tortoise sorely losing that battle. Ravens are both predatory and opportunistic birds, which typically eat small animals, eggs of other birds, and reptiles including juvenile Desert Tortoises.
WTI 2-19 - Marines Conduct NEO Drills
Tue, 06 Aug 2019
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, and special agents with the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service conduct a non-combatant evacuation operation drill in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-19 at Range 210 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.
Sailor Fires 25MM Machine Gun
Mon, 05 Aug 2019
Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Thomas Ricard fires a 25mm machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96).
Major Accident Response Exercise Educates Fairchild AFB Airmen, Community
Mon, 05 Aug 2019
Team Fairchild Airmen and 18 local and other government agencies responded to a Major Accident Response Exercise that included several simulated aircraft crashes, mock casualties and three fires.
Student Pilots Train In T-38 Talon
Mon, 05 Aug 2019
Student pilots learn basic maneuvers in a T-38 Talon at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The T-38 Talon is one of three aircraft flown by pilots during Undergraduate Pilot Training.
Paratrooper Runs Towards Drop Target
Sun, 04 Aug 2019
A U.S. Army Paratrooper runs towards the target, marked with an X on Castle Drop Zone during Leapfest 2019 at West Kingston, Rhode Island.
Bringing Power Of Commonality To The Fleet
Sun, 04 Aug 2019
When Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic delivered its first Common Submarine Radio Room (CSRR) in 2005, it was praised as a paradigm shift in the way submarine communications technology is procured, integrated and managed.
Sailors Conduct Casualty Evacuation Training
Sun, 04 Aug 2019
Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 2 and Sailors assigned to the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 conduct a casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) training evolution on a Mark VI patrol craft.
September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Permanently Authorized
Sat, 03 Aug 2019
President Donald Trump signs H.R. 1327, an Act to Permanently Authorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. The signing took place in front of the White House with September 11 first responders, their family members, and others involved proudly in attendance.
A Son Never Forgets - Carl Maxie Brashear
Sat, 03 Aug 2019
You may recall the line ... "A son never forgets" ... from the movie “Men of Honor,” based on the true story of the late Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate Carl Maxie Brashear, the first African-American master diver and master chief in the United States Navy. Following in his father’s footsteps, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Phillip Maxie Brashear also never forgets.
Paratroopers Conduct Squad Live-Fire - Serrated Edge 19
Sat, 03 Aug 2019
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conducted squad live-fire exercises at Slunj, Croazia. Paratroopers qualify on their individual and crew served weapons, and build combat readiness in Engineering, Military Intelligence, and Signal skills during this training in Croatia.
Marine Sights Target
Fri, 02 Aug 2019
A U.S. Marine sights in on a target during counter improvised explosive device training at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.
Marines Simultaneously Monitor Multiple Networks With New Radio System
Fri, 02 Aug 2019
The Marine Corps plans to employ multichannel radio systems that enable Marines to simultaneously monitor two radio networks. The capability will enhance situational awareness and increase the speed of execution on the battlefield.
Marines Conduct Swift-Water Rescue
Fri, 02 Aug 2019
U.S. Marine Corps mountain warfare instructors participate in a swift-water rescue course at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, California. The training provided mountain warfare instructors with the skills needed to rescue other service members in fast moving water.
Coast Guard Responds To Vessel Fire
Thu, 01 Aug 2019
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Gannon and Petty Officer Steven Distefano fight a charter vessel fire near Perdido Pass, Alabama.
Creole Nature Trail - Louisiana Outback
Thu, 01 Aug 2019
The first clue that you’ve entered a unique area comes as you cross the Intracoastal Waterway just north of Hackberry ... As you descend, the marsh, with its canals picking their way through the tall grasses, comes right up to the shoulder of the road, forming a barrier that seems to say, "Enter at your own risk".
Born To Fly
Thu, 01 Aug 2019
We’re Air Force pilots, air battle managers, and weapon systems officers. Every day we put our lives on the line defending our airspace and training the next generation of pilots ... And we do so with the confidence that our preparation, our experience, and the bond we share ... makes the U.S. Air Force second to none in the world.
Old Glory Antenna Tower Re-enlistment
Wed, 31 Jul 2019
Capt. Nicholas Reynolds, 138th Fighter Wing director of inspections, re-enlists Staff Sgt. Stacy Wylie, 219th Engineering Installation Squadron cable antenna craftsman, on an antenna tower as fellow airmen hold Old Glory at Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma.
Army National Guard Soldier Chases 50 States
Wed, 31 Jul 2019
Hamner-Ripperger started her career as a Soldier with the 186th Military Police Company. It was there she met one of her best friends and roommate, Desiree Followill, and her cross-country journey began.
Blue Angels Flight - 360 Degree
Wed, 31 Jul 2019
A 360 degree visual experience of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron 'Blue Angels' flying with a special passenger.
Blue Angels At Grand Junction Air Show
Tue, 30 Jul 2019
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, diamond pilots perform the “Diamond 360” maneuver in a demonstration at the Grand Junction Air Show.
Air Force Academy Grad Shares Vietnam Experience With Cadets
Tue, 30 Jul 2019
One hundred fifty-one graduates of the Air Force Academy died in Vietnam but not Hank Hoffman. He knows he’s one of the lucky ones. Hoffman graduated in 1963. He went to Vietnam immediately after flight school, where he flew in four combat tours in B-52 and A-37 aircraft.
Soldiers Conduct Platoon Live-Fire At Grafenwoehr
Tue, 30 Jul 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers engage targets during a platoon live-fire exercise for tactical and technical proficiency in warrior tasks and battle drills.
Mighty Eight Museum’s WWII Summer Camp
Mon, 29 Jul 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, spent a week with enthusiastic children attending the Mighty Eight Museum’s WWII Summer Camp in Pooler, Georgia ... showing the kids what Soldiers do in the field.
WWII, Vietnam War Hero Clarence Anderson Visits Nellis AFB
Mon, 29 Jul 2019
WWII, Vietnam War Hero Retired Col. Clarence Anderson, highest scoring living ace, visited Nellis Air Force Base for a meet and greet with leadership and Airmen.
Marines Conduct Martial Arts Instructor Course - MCHB
Mon, 29 Jul 2019
U.S. Marines participating in the Martial Arts Instructor Course (MAIC) 1-19 conduct their course culminating event at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
Marine Corps VMFAT Pilots
Sun, 28 Jul 2019
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Jarrod DeVore, right, and Maj. Jarod Dicks, both F/A-18C Hornet pilots with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 101, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, stand in front of a Hornet at the San Diego Jet Center, San Diego, California.
Keeping 31st MEU Crisis-Response Force Connected
Sun, 28 Jul 2019
The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) S-6 communications and data section is composed of Marines from a variety of occupational specialties ... including satellite communications operators and maintainers, cyberspace operators and radiomen. They link each component of the 31st MEU together with expeditionary communications capabilities. In layman’s terms, they connect decision makers to each other and the world in garrison, at sea, and in the field.
Go Forward To The Moon
Sun, 28 Jul 2019
NASA is working to establish a permanent human presence on the Moon within the next decade to uncover new scientific discoveries and lay the foundation for private companies to build a lunar economy ... And then on to Mars.
Apollo 11 Command Module Recovered After Splashdown
Sat, 27 Jul 2019
The Apollo 11 Command Module is hoisted aboard the USS Hornet, the prime recovery vessel for the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. The splashdown took place at 12:49 p.m. ET, July 24, 1969, about 812 nautical miles southwest of Hawaii, only 12 nautical miles from the USS Hornet.
Warfighters Need 'Uncompromised' Technology
Sat, 27 Jul 2019
When new technology arrives in warfighters' hands, the only people who should know how it works, what it does and what its limits and capabilities are ... include the defense contractor that built it, the military service that paid for it, and the service member who’s going to use it.
USS Theodore Roosevelt Flight Deck Ops - NE2019
Sat, 27 Jul 2019
Sailors prepare for launch and recovery of various aircraft from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) while participating in Exercise Northern Edge 2019.
Operation Cross Check - Fugitive Arrests
Fri, 26 Jul 2019
ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrest criminal fugitives as part of Operation Cross Check ... which involves U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers searching for and apprehended undocumented immigrants, who have been convicted of serious crimes.
Sailors Participate In Elementary School Career Day
Fri, 26 Jul 2019
The air began to fill with excitement and curiosity as the students of Richneck Elementary School poured in through the gymnasium’s double doors and started crowding the nearest tables, where both Sailors and local community career vendors were waiting to greet them.
Bomber Task Force B-52s Take Off
Fri, 26 Jul 2019
U.S. B-52H Stratofortresses assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana take off in support of a Bomber Task Force deployment to U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
Maritime Safety and Security Training With K-9
Thu, 25 Jul 2019
Petty Officer 1st Class Elliott Felix and his dog, Luna, from Maritime Safety and Security Team Seattle, are lowered from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter during routine training at the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River air base in Warrenton, Oregon.
Next Generation Combat Vehicle Replacing Bradley
Thu, 25 Jul 2019
The Bradley Fighting Vehicle of the past nearly 40 years, which, with the M1 Abrams tank, spearheaded the coalition victory over Iraq in Operation Desert Storm, is destined to be a part of history before long. In its place will be a member of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle.
RAGS - Soldier's Hit Comic Book
Thu, 25 Jul 2019
California Army National Guard Sgt. Brian Ball, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, produced and wrote the hit comic book ... RAGS ... that is about survival after a terrorist attack that unleashes a devastating zombie plague.
Solo Tank Drenching
Wed, 24 Jul 2019
2nd Lt. Corey Persons, 71st Student Squadron, student pilot, is thrown into a solo tank by 2nd Lt. Graham McAninich, 71st SS, student pilot and 2nd Lt. Kyle Blanchette, 71st SS, student pilot, at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
Strong Leadership Key To Air Force Excellence
Wed, 24 Jul 2019
During a keynote address, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein focused on "old school leadership" ... a quality that he suggested is even more important to the Air Force’s future and its continued excellence than shiny equipment.
WTI 2-19 - MV-22 Night Tail Gunnery Certification
Wed, 24 Jul 2019
U.S. Marine Corps crew chiefs with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) conduct an MV-22B Osprey aircraft night tail gunnery certification during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-19 in Yuma, Arizona.
America's Destiny
Tue, 23 Jul 2019
America's Destiny is a proud reminder to all American generations that the freedom and rights enjoyed during their time ... is relative to the efforts of every generation before them ... and to pass it forward.
Sailors On USS Michael Murphy's Decks
Tue, 23 Jul 2019
Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy proudly stand on the ship's weather decks in the South Pacific Ocean.
Enhancements Underway For Marine Corps’ Handheld Targeting System
Tue, 23 Jul 2019
The Marine Corps is integrating new technologies into the Common Laser Range Finder-Integrated Capability, a handheld GPS targeting system, that helps Marines locate adversaries on the battlefield.
Garryowen Family Day At Fort Hood
Mon, 22 Jul 2019
U.S. Army Spc. Jason Irvin, 1st Squadron, 7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, helps young children put on tactical gear at the Garryowen Family Day at Fort Hood, Texas.
2019 International Sniper Competition At Fort Bragg
Mon, 22 Jul 2019
Two-man sniper teams from allied countries, NATO and four branches of the U.S. armed forces participated in the 10th United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Abraham Lincoln CSG Transits Suez Canal
Mon, 22 Jul 2019
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Suez Canal with its Strike Group during deployment to U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in order to defend American forces and interests in the region.
USMC 2019 Wrestling Junior National Championships
Sun, 21 Jul 2019
Scenes of junior wrestlers participating in the U.S. Marine Corps 2019 Cadet and Junior National Championships in Fargo, North Dakota.
Mortuary Affairs Specialist - Dignity, Reverence, Respect
Sun, 21 Jul 2019
In the United States Army, there is a career field known as a mortuary affairs specialist, or a 92M. Soldiers in this career field perform duties related to deceased personnel. This includes searching for fallen and missing service members, helping to disinter remains and assist in the preparation and preservation of remains.
Minuteman III GT230M IBM Launch
Sun, 21 Jul 2019
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an early morning operational test at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
Apollo 11 Lands On Moon 50 Years Ago
Sat, 20 Jul 2019
On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 crew successfully completed the national goal set by President John F. Kennedy eight years prior: to perform a crewed lunar landing and return to Earth ... American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to ever walk on the moon.
50 Years Ago ... Apollo Astronauts Land, Take First Steps On Moon
Sat, 20 Jul 2019
“Tranquility base here. The Eagle has landed.” Most everyone knows these iconic words spoken by Apollo 11 Commander Neil A. Armstrong after he and fellow crewmate, Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, set the lunar module, called Eagle, on the surface of the Moon 50 years ago.
Celebrating Apollo - Push Forward To Moon
Sat, 20 Jul 2019
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon missions, we prepare to take the next giant leap, with sustainable lunar missions that pave the way for eventual journeys beyond.
ICE Repatriates Cambodian Nationals
Fri, 19 Jul 2019
Thirty-seven Cambodian nationals with 35 of them convicted criminals were repatriated to Cambodia on July 2, 2019 in accordance with their final removal orders following immigration court proceedings.
More Than Just Existence
Fri, 19 Jul 2019
Following the advice of a Marine Recruiter in 2010, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Caitlyn Strader Navy continues to enjoy her Navy career with her next step ... becoming a surface warfare officer (SWO).
Wet Gap Crossing - Operation Devil Storm 19
Fri, 19 Jul 2019
U.S. Soldiers of the 299th Engineer Company and Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division complete a wet gap crossing operation at MacArthur’s Lake, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
F-22 Raptor Takes Off At Nellis AFB
Thu, 18 Jul 2019
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from the 1st Fighter Wing takes off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
Gamblers Never Fold
Thu, 18 Jul 2019
Being the last person pilots see upon takeoff and first upon arrival is a heavy task, one taken on by 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 77th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, tactical aircraft maintainers.
WTI 2-19 - Air Assault Support Tactics
Thu, 18 Jul 2019
U.S. Marines with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) conduct an assault support tactics exercise with attack helicopters providing destructive results during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-19 at Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California.
USS Ronald Reagan Flight Operations
Wed, 17 Jul 2019
F/A-18E Super Hornets (Strike Fighter Squadron 27) and EA-18G Growlers (Electronic Attack Squadron 141) launch from the flight deck aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in the Indo-Pacific region.
Marine Corps E-3s Are The ... Bee's Knees!
Wed, 17 Jul 2019
If non-commissioned officers are the backbone of the Marine Corps, then lance corporals are the muscles that keep it moving. As all enlisted Marines and warrant officers know ... not to mention the Mustang officers who ascended the enlisted ranks before earning a commission ... Lance Corporals hold a special place in the heart of the Corps.
Sgt. Austin Cox and Sgt. Michael Vura Earn NMC Medal
Wed, 17 Jul 2019
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Austin Cox and Sgt. Michael Vura were awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for their actions while exposing themselves to a barrage of gunfire to provide first aid to victims of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival shooting in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017.
My Soldier Is Home!
Tue, 16 Jul 2019
Families packed the basketball court bleachers inside Monti Physical Fitness Center during the second Welcome Home ceremony for Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division returning from a nine month deployment at Fort Drum, New York.
Living Her Aviation Dream
Tue, 16 Jul 2019
U.S. Army Capt. Jennifer West aspired aspired to be an aviator from an early age, achieving her dream as a pilot that currently involves serving at Joint Task Force-Bravo, leading the Chinook company to strengthen partnerships and counter threats.
Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial Time Lapse
Tue, 16 Jul 2019
Placed at the end of the parade field located on Coast Guard Training Center Cape May stands a testament to the service’s devotion to duty. Inside the training center, artifacts of Coast Guard history may be seen throughout. Here is a time lapse look at the memorial's construction including a proud view upon completion.
Battles Won Academy
Mon, 15 Jul 2019
The Battles Won Academy is a part of the Marine Corps’ Semper Fidelis All-American Program, which recognizes young men and women who excel in athletics ... but have also shown themselves to be leaders in the classroom and in their communities. Nearly 100 high school student-athletes were selected to attend the Battles Won Academy in July 2019.
Siblings Serve Side-by-Side In 180th Fighter Wing
Mon, 15 Jul 2019
The Guard Family is a well-known phrase throughout the Air National Guard, highlighting the close-knit relationships built while serving as members of the Air National Guard. Bringing true meaning to the phrase, Senior Airman Arika Hoffman and her brother, Senior Airman Alex Hoffman, serve together in the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing.
USAF Honor Guard Drill Team At WOW Air Show 2019
Mon, 15 Jul 2019
The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs at the Wings Over Wayne Air Show 2019 at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.
VP Pence Aboard CG Cutter Munro For Illegal Drugs Offload
Sun, 14 Jul 2019
Vice President Mike Pence speaks to reporters from aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) in San Diego, California during Munro’s bulk offload of more than 39,000 pounds of cocaine and 933 pounds of marijuana that is worth a combined estimated $569 million.
Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Trains To Fight
Sun, 14 Jul 2019
It rains, it pours, and sunlight is sparse between seasons in Washington state. Regardless of any condition, it does not stop Naval Air Station Whidbey Island from training and preparing to carry out the mission.
U.S. Army 'Golden Knights'
Sun, 14 Jul 2019
The United States Army 'Golden Knights' Parachute Team performing at undisclosed locations.
Firing On Opposing Forces
Sat, 13 Jul 2019
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Jose Obregon and Joseph Pace, Ranger Assessment Course students, fire on opposing forces during a simulated react to contact near Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii.
Redemption
Sat, 13 Jul 2019
"Marine to be promoted, center!" Cpl. Carlito Maxwell marches with confidence toward the front of the room. With his head held high, shoulders rolled back, and a look of rejoice on his face ... ready and proud ... for what he has been here before.
Guarding Against Disaster
Sat, 13 Jul 2019
The U.S. National Guard is always ready to respond to ... Volcanic Eruptions ... Hurricanes ... Floods ... Wildfires ... Tornadoes ... Earthquakes ... All Natural Disasters. We are here to help!
Talisman Sabre Formation
Fri, 12 Jul 2019
Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan leads the Royal Australian Navy Canberra-class landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra and the guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell at the tail of their formation with the 'out of scene' attack submarine USS Key West shadowing them on their left in the Tasman Sea during Talisman Sabre 2019.
Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course 2018-19 Training
Fri, 12 Jul 2019
More than 220 students who were part of six, 14-day training sessions graduated from the Cold-Weather Operations Course (CWOC) during the 2018-19 winter training season at Fort McCoy.
WTI 2-19 - Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise
Fri, 12 Jul 2019
U.S. Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, conduct a Marine expeditionary unit exercise in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-19 at East Tacts Airfield, Yuma, Arizona.
Astronaut Anne McClain Returns From International Space Station
Thu, 11 Jul 2019
Expedition 59 astronaut Anne McClain of NASA is carried to a medical tent shortly after she, Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko landed in their Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.
Senior NCO Creates Course To Boost Enlisted Development
Thu, 11 Jul 2019
Air Force Reserve Senior Master Sgt. Richard Neal with the 413th Flight Test Group recently partnered with leaders from 10th Air Force to create an enlisted development course designed to strengthen and foster well-rounded enlisted Reserve Citizen Airmen.
Battle Group In The Sand
Thu, 11 Jul 2019
While Sailors in the fleet are getting outfitted with the latest technology, Surface Combat Systems Center Wallops Island is the place where they have the opportunity to put their hands on the exact equipment they'll be operating on a ship.
Lt. General Laura Richardson New Army North Commander
Wed, 10 Jul 2019
Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson, incoming U.S. Army North commander, Col. Niave Knell, U.S. Army North Chief of Staff, and Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, outgoing U.S. Army North commander, troop the line on caisson detachment horses during the U.S. Army North change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Stop The Bleed - The Simple Art of Saving Lives
Wed, 10 Jul 2019
It has only been since the early 1990s that CPR training has been available to the general public with this simple training saving countless lives. ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign aims to save even more lives with training to treat traumatic hemorrhage.
Thunderbirds Perform At WOW Air Show 2019
Wed, 10 Jul 2019
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flying aerobatic team perform riveting flight demonstrations at the Wings Over Wayne Air Show 2019 at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina.
Marine Corps Recruit Incentive Training
Tue, 09 Jul 2019
Drill Instructors conduct incentive training with recruits from Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina.
Marines Battle Cold Conditions In Mountain Exercise
Tue, 09 Jul 2019
As bone-chilling winds tore through California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, Marines with 1st and 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, participated in Mountain Exercise 2-19, at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, California during February and March 2019.
Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments 2019
Tue, 09 Jul 2019
The Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments (AEWE) is the Army’s premier prototype technology and concept event focused on the squad and small units. Prototype experimentation has a critical role in shaping the future Army between now and 2025.
Tall Ship Eagle Sails In Atlantic
Mon, 08 Jul 2019
Collage of the U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle (WIX 327) sailing in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the Azores.
Mike Company Recruits Conquer Confidence Course
Mon, 08 Jul 2019
Mike Company recruits conquer the Confidence Course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. The recruit develops physically and mentally by overcoming obstacles that require strength, balance, and determination ... while building self-confidence.
Q-20C Towed Minehunting Sonar's Developmental Testing Successful
Mon, 08 Jul 2019
The U.S. Navy is another step closer to delivering the Q-20C towed minehunting sonar to the Fleet with advanced acoustic and electro-optic sensing capabilities that will detect, localize and classify bottom, close-tethered, moored, and volume-moored mines.
Celebrate America Fireworks
Sun, 07 Jul 2019
Fireworks explode behind a C-130J Super Hercules during Celebrate America at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Celebrate America is an annual event that provides deployed military members and their families activities and a fireworks display at Yokota Air Base to celebrate Independence Day.
Supporting Community In Unique Independence Day Celebration
Sun, 07 Jul 2019
The D.C. National Guard stood tall with over 800 strong in brutal heat and pouring rain to support the 2019 Independence Day activities in our nation’s capital.
USS Abraham Lincoln Air Power Demo
Sun, 07 Jul 2019
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) conducts an air power demonstration rehearsal, while underway as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) deployment in support of maritime security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th, 6th, and 7th fleet areas of operation.
Sea Chanters July 4th Proud Performance
Sat, 06 Jul 2019
Members of the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters chorus perform at the Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River Esplanade in Boston. The Navy Band visited Boston to perform in Independence Day celebrations.
Drone Wars Enhance Students Cyber Skills
Sat, 06 Jul 2019
Soldiers from the 780th Military Intelligence (MI) Brigade (Cyber), working with recruiters from the Hazleton Army Recruiting Station in Pennsylvania, taught cyber-related skills to the students attending a Drone Wars competition hosted by Bloomsburg University to educate future generations about cyber and the responsibility which comes with this knowledge.
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Christopher A. Slutman - Dignified Transfer
Sat, 06 Jul 2019
A U.S. Marine Corps carry team transfers the remains of Staff Sgt. Christopher A. Slutman during a dignified transfer April 11, 2019 at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. He and two other Marines (Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks and Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines) were killed in a car bombing outside Bagram Air Field only days before they were expected to return home from Afghanistan.
President Trump Honors Military With 'Salute To America'
Fri, 05 Jul 2019
President Donald J. Trump honors the U.S. military on America's 243rd birthday (July 4, 2019 / Independence Day) with an address at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington as part of the 'Salute To America' event that included military displays; flyovers by respective military service aircraft; and, a concert featuring military performers.
Salute To America
Fri, 05 Jul 2019
The 'Salute To America' public event on July 4, 2019 / Independence Day at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. ... which was President Donald Trump's idea to honor the U.S. military ... while celebrating the USA's 243rd birthday ... included remarks by President Trump; military displays; flyovers by respective military service aircraft; and, a concert featuring military performers.
Twins Unite For Their First Deployment
Fri, 05 Jul 2019
Twin brothers Senior Airmen Jeffrey and Joshua Young spent their adolescent years as Navy dependents, following their dad from the United States to Europe and back again ... Joshua was notified in March 2018 about his deployment to Kuwait and then his brother received a deployment notification in June 2018, for what he initially thought would be Qatar, but as fate would have it, turned out to also be Kuwait.
Old Glory Waves Above
Thu, 04 Jul 2019
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!
Becky Burr Reflects On Serving In WAC
Thu, 04 Jul 2019
In the past few decades, American women have been able to forge their own futures and make their own decisions. Many people working within the Army have never known anything different. Some members of the 88th Readiness Division work force can still remember a time when women were largely under the control of family members and men.
Air Force Expeditionary Center
Thu, 04 Jul 2019
The U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center is the Air Force's Center of Excellence for Rapid Global Mobility and expeditionary Agile Combat Support training and education, while also providing direct oversight for the Global Air Mobility Support System and installation support, contingency response, and building partnership capacity mission sets within the global mobility enterprise.
Parachute Jump Salute
Wed, 03 Jul 2019
A U.S. Marine salutes fellow Marines while jumping from an MV-22B Osprey aircraft during parachute training operations, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
NETT Marines Bridging Gap Between Past and Future of Amphibious Combat
Wed, 03 Jul 2019
At its core, any Marine Corps New Equipment Training Team (NETT) is responsible for ... as the name suggests ... arming Marines with the knowledge and skills they need to operate and maintain new equipment to ensure Marines’ future success on the battlefield.
Old Glory Wooden Pallets
Wed, 03 Jul 2019
Retired Navy veteran Tommy Donovan's deep love of the USA and Her Stars and Stripes led him to his patriotic passion of making Old Glory from wooden pallets in his backyard.
First Woman To Lead U.S. Army Infantry Division
Tue, 02 Jul 2019
Maj. Gen. Laura Yeager became the first woman in history to lead a U.S. Army Infantry Division when she assumed command from Maj. Gen. Mark Malanka ... followed by them reviewing the California Army National Guard 40th Division's formations.
Divers Joint Train Under The Ice
Tue, 02 Jul 2019
U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Navy, and Royal Canadian Navy clearance divers partnered to hone their ice diving skills during an Ice Diving Training Exercise hosted by the Royal Canadian Navy’s Fleet Diving Unit Pacific in British Columbia, Canada.
Silver Comet Airborne Jump
Tue, 02 Jul 2019
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to, the 165th Quartermaster (Riggers) and the 982nd Combat Camera Company (Airborne), conduct an Airborne Jump out of UH-60 Mike Model Black Hawk Helicopter onto Silver Comet Drop Zone at Paulding County Airport in Dallas, Georgia.
President Speaks To U.S. Troops In ROK
Mon, 01 Jul 2019
President Donald J. Trump speaks to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines during a visit to Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea (ROK) after meeting with the leaders of North Korea and ROK.
Breaking Barriers For God and Country
Mon, 01 Jul 2019
U.S. Army Capt. Delana Small was recently inducted into the Army Women's Foundation Hall of Fame for being the first female chaplain to serve in a combat-arms battalion at the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
WTI 2-19 - Marines Fire Howitzer During Battle Drill
Mon, 01 Jul 2019
U.S. Marines with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One fire the M777 155mm Howitzer during a day battle drill exercise in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-19 at Fire Base Burt, Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California.
Coast Guard Repatriates Migrants
Sun, 30 Jun 2019
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley (WPC-1117) repatriates 44 Dominican migrants to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic following two at-sea interdictions in the Mona Passage.
Combat Arms - Increasing Lethality, Reducing Mishaps
Sun, 30 Jun 2019
Well trained Airmen reduce the rise of safety mishaps in the field and increases accuracy and lethality when firing a weapon is necessary.
National Air and Space Museum
Sun, 30 Jun 2019
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum vast collection of exhibits including many full-sized military, civilian, and space aircraft on display in two locations. The original center is on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. with many historical displays including 'Spirit of St. Louis' and NASA's earlier launch rockets and space capsules. The larger Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington Dulles International Airport has more recent aircraft along with the Discovery space shuttle and the WWII 'Enola Gay' bomber.
Airman Aims Machine Gun Aboard Pave Hawk
Sat, 29 Jun 2019
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Francisco Anglin, a 66th Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, aims a .50 caliber machine gun on the side of the HH-60 Pave Hawk during the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference 91 at Nellis Air Force Base.
For Whom The Bell Tolls At Barstow
Sat, 29 Jun 2019
Records say I’ve been here since July 1999, standing in the same place through the hottest days of summer and the coldest days of winter. I’ve been soaked by the occasional rain storm and, every now and again, a little bit of snow.
History of the U.S. Navy Reserve
Sat, 29 Jun 2019
Since 1915, the Navy Reserve's mission has been to provide strategic depth and deliver operational capabilities to the Navy and Marine Corps team and Joint forces, in times of peace or war. Navy Reservists seamlessly support and actively aid that mission, all while continuing to lead their own independent lives in the civilian world.
Sailor's Comfort View
Fri, 28 Jun 2019
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Matt Braaten looks out from an MH-60S Seahawk flying alongside the USNS Comfort in the Pacific Ocean.
Finding His Place
Fri, 28 Jun 2019
For one Navy recruiter stationed in Georgia, the ultimate measure of character is not where you stand while at ease, but where you stand in times of challenge.
WWII 'Lucky Me B-17' Experience
Fri, 28 Jun 2019
World War II Veteran Lewis Perrone shares his combat story on board his first B-17 Flying Fortress ... Lucky Me.
Marine Corps Recruits Receiving At Parris Island
Thu, 27 Jun 2019
Scenes of recruits with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, 'Receiving' experience after arriving at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina.
Learning On The Go
Thu, 27 Jun 2019
The Army is pushing full steam ahead with network modernization efforts that are making today’s forces more mobile, expeditionary, simple and hardened.
HIMARS Live-Fire During Summit Strike
Thu, 27 Jun 2019
Soldiers fire high-mobility rocket system (HIMARS) during exercise Summit Strike, which is a culminating training event for the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division.
Army Strong Security
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The Army Strong Security graphic depicts Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 160th Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division providing staged rear security during testing of new High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) modification kits in the field, while participating in 2019's Annual Training on Camp Roberts Training Base, California.
Young Cancer Patient Fulfills Dream As 'Airman For A Day'
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Teenage warrior Michelle McConnell has battled bone cancer and amputation with a strength and tenacity that left no doubt among her family or the U.S. Air Force that she was tough enough to become a combat-trained ... Airman For A Day.
Pride of the Pacific - Evil Eyes
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced) serves as the aviation combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) with assets and capabilities in support of the six functions of Marine Corps aviation ... offensive air support, anti-air warfare, assault support, air reconnaissance, electronic warfare and control of aircraft and missiles.
David G. Bellavia - Medal of Honor Ceremony
Tue, 25 Jun 2019
President Donald J. Trump presents the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sergeant David G. Bellavia at the White House on June 25, 2019. Bellavia receives the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry in support of Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah, Iraq on November 10, 2004.
Medal of Honor Recipient and Family With President
Tue, 25 Jun 2019
Former Army Staff Sergeant David G. Bellavia's family joins him and President Donald J. Trump shortly after the President presented Bellavia the Medal of Honor at the White House on June 25, 2019.
A Wounded Warrior's Return To The Fight
Tue, 25 Jun 2019
For any Marine sidelined by injury or illness, the first thought that comes to mind is when they can get back in the fight. The Marine Corps Wounded Warrior program does just that for service members who need to focus on recovery.
Tall Ship Eagle Visits Netherlands
Mon, 24 Jun 2019
The U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle (WIX 327) makes a port call in Scheveningen, Netherlands as the finish to the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta.
2019 JROTC National Air Rifle Championships
Mon, 24 Jun 2019
One-hundred and forty-four Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets from across the USA and Europe competed in individual and team events at the 2019 JROTC National Air Rifle Championships individual and team events to see who were the best marksmen at the end of the day.
History of Submarines
Mon, 24 Jun 2019
Submarines have a long history in the United States, beginning with Turtle, during the American Revolution. The world’s first combat submarine, invented by David Bushnell, was devised as a means of breaking the British blockade of Boston Harbor ... but was unsuccessful on multiple attempts. The U.S. Navy officially joined the undersea world when it purchased USS Holland on April 11, 1900 and commissioned her on October 12, 1900.
Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting
Sun, 23 Jun 2019
A Keesler Air Force Base firefighter uses a hand-held hose to extinguish a fire inside a mock C-123 Provider training device during an aircraft rescue fire fighting training on Keesler AFB, Mississippi.
A Chaplain's Journey Into Service Ministry
Sun, 23 Jun 2019
U.S. Navy Lt. Donald Keim was in his junior year of high school when one of the greatest tragedies struck the United States on September 11, 2001 ... sparking a desire to enlist in the Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program during his senior year in high school. Then in college his educational choice eventually led him to join the Navy and becoming a chaplain.
A-10 Thunderbolt IIs Takeoff and Cockpit View
Sun, 23 Jun 2019
U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 25th Fighter Squadron takeoff and cockpit flight view from Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.
Sailor Mans Machine Gun
Sat, 22 Jun 2019
Navy Chief Petty Officer Jaime Villalobos mans a M240B machine gun on a patrol boat during training in San Diego Bay.
Oldest West Coast Light Marks 'The Rock'
Sat, 22 Jun 2019
The Alcatraz Lighthouse not only guides mariners through the San Francisco Bay, but also welcomes tourists to the island that used to house America’s most notorious inmates.
Soldiers Conduct Combined Arms Live-Fire At DBTA
Sat, 22 Jun 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment conduct a combined arms live-fire exercise at the Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland.
Marine Corps Recruit's Slide For Life
Fri, 21 Jun 2019
A recruit with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participates in the Slide for Life obstacle during Confidence Course II at U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
JMTC Returning To Artillery Manufacturing With XM35
Fri, 21 Jun 2019
Rock Island Arsenal-Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC) has been the original equipment manufacturer for a majority of artillery pieces in the Army’s arsenal ... that now includes XM35 ... a prototype 155 mm artillery weapon system. The XM35 is a tank mount consisting of the cradle, the cannon and the recoil system, designed for a lighter, tracked vehicle that can be more directly to the fight including urban combat.
Live-Fire and Maneuver In Desert Environment
Fri, 21 Jun 2019
U.S. Marines and Sailors with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, participate in a live-fire and maneuver exercise at Range 400, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California to bolster their combat capabilities in a desert environment in preparation for potential global contingencies.
Base Defense - Saber Guardian 2019
Thu, 20 Jun 2019
Soldiers from the 2d Cavalry Regiment prepare base defense on Cincu Training Area, Romania as part of Saber Guardian 2019.
TACET VENARI ... Silent Hunt
Thu, 20 Jun 2019
U.S. Air Force Airmen from across the Europe region participated in TACET VENARI 19-1, a two-week cyber exercise that focused on defensive cyber operations at the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Regional Training Center on Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Thu, 20 Jun 2019
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency operates in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. DTRA enables the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Government, and International Partners to counter and deter Weapons of Mass Destruction and Improvised Threat networks.
Students In STEM Contaminated Environment
Wed, 19 Jun 2019
High school students gain an appreciation for the difficulties of working in a contaminated environment by first conducting a chemical experiment in simple lab coats and then conducting the same experiment wearing the hot, bulky Level A hazmat suits that troops must wear in dangerous situations.
Day In The Life Of A Military Working Dog
Wed, 19 Jun 2019
From detecting improvised explosive devices (IED) in Afghanistan to being on the front lines during World War I, military working dogs have been used to help service members win battles for generations. The same holds true today.
Airmen Assemble Guided Bomb Unit
Wed, 19 Jun 2019
Airmen assigned to the 2nd Munitions Squadron deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, assemble Guided Bomb Unit - 38s at Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford, England.
Tybee Island Waterway Patrol
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Tybee, Georgia, get underway in a patrol boat to conduct training in the waterways around the barrier island Tybee.
Navy Nurse Corps - Lt. Cmdr. April Gilbrech
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Navy Medicine has provided Lt. Cmdr. April Gilbrech several rewarding assignments ... Inpatient Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care, Labor and Delivery, to her current multi-functional one with the Pediatric Clinic at NHB ... and recently being selected to the Navy’s Perioperative Nurse Training Program, a challenging, highly sought-after assignment, and nursing specialty, to prepare a registered nurse to work in both inpatient and outpatient settings providing highly technical and critical patient-centered care to those in need.
TXNG Soldiers Conduct Joint Forcible Entry
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Soldiers attached to the 1st Battalion, 143rd Infantry Regiment, Texas National Guard, arrive at an airbase then proceed with live-fire combat efforts associated with an objective during the Joint Forcible Entry (JFE) exercise on Army National Guard base in Fort Worth, Texas.
USAF Academy 2019 Class Graduates
Mon, 17 Jun 2019
U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2019 graduates, now second lieutenants, toss their hats skyward as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds roar overhead during the graduation ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Driving The Future
Mon, 17 Jun 2019
Army leaders describe a future environment marked by great-power competition, rapid technological evolution, incredible speed and the advent of autonomy-enabled technologies ... We have to plan now, so that our programs are prepared for a highly robotic battlefield.
WTI 2-19 - Marines Conduct Offensive Air Support
Mon, 17 Jun 2019
U.S. Marines with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) conduct an offensive air support exercise in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-19 at Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California.
Bunker Hill Day Parade March
Sun, 16 Jun 2019
Sailors assigned to USS Constitution march in the Bunker Hill Day Parade. Bunker Hill Day commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill.
F-16's Provide Essential Air Support In Afghanistan
Sun, 16 Jun 2019
During a raid on a terrorist stronghold in a remote Afghan village, U.S. ground forces came under enemy fire. They called for close air support, and shortly thereafter, an F-16 Fighting Falcon dropped munitions to eliminate the threat.
USS Boxer Fires On Target Craft
Sun, 16 Jun 2019
Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), fires on a target craft during an integrated live-fire exercise associated with operations in the Eastern Pacific.
Taking On The Crucible
Sat, 15 Jun 2019
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Alpha Company participate in the Crucible on Parris Island, South Carolina.
New Weapon Enhances Lethality of Infantry Marines
Sat, 15 Jun 2019
The Marine Corps plans to introduce a new weapon intended to enhance the lethality of infantry Marines on the battlefield. The M320A1 is a grenade launcher that can be employed as a stand-alone weapon or mounted onto another, such as the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle. The system will give Marines the ability to engage with enemies near and far, day or night.
Thunderbirds In Slow Motion - TLOA Air Show
Sat, 15 Jun 2019
A look at the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds performing flight demonstrations in slow motion during the Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona air show at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
U.S. Army 244th Birthday
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Celebrating the 244th birthday of the U.S. Army with scenes of soldiers in battle during the American Revolutionary War, World War II, Vietnam War, and Afghanistan ... valiantly Answering the Call to Service ... since 1775!
Returning To Service
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
She didn’t have definite plans to go back to active duty after being in the reserves; but for this chief, it was her clients that inspired her to go back to a community she loved.
Soldiers Live-Fire In Poland
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Soldiers from C Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division out of Fort Bliss, Texas conduct a team live-fire at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland.
Old Glory
Thu, 13 Jun 2019
"Old Glory" should grab every American's heart ... as it is a constant, proud ... reminder of an ... iconic flag ... cherished by every generation of our beloved USA ... since July 4, 1776!
Coast Guard Repatriates Migrants
Thu, 13 Jun 2019
The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser rendezvous with a D.R. Navy patrol boat June 10, 2019 just off Samaná, Dominican Republic. The cutter Griesser repatriated 18 Dominican migrants, from a group of 24, who were interdicted just off Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
Honoring The Blood, Sweat, Tears Of Our Fallen
Thu, 13 Jun 2019
On particular days, Soldiers in dress-blue uniforms join families visiting theEvergreen Cemetery. These Soldiers are part of the 4th Infantry Division funeral honor guard team, and it’s their duty to make sure servicemembers are laid to rest with the proper respect and finality.
D-Day 75th Flyover
Wed, 12 Jun 2019
An F-15C Eagle and a pair of heritage painted F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the U.S. Air Force 48th Fighter Wing conduct a flypast over Normandy, France in support of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
Remembering D-Day 75 Years Later In Picauville
Wed, 12 Jun 2019
In the preparation phase of Operation Overlord, otherwise known as D-Day, the small village, Picauville, was intended to be one of the first towns liberated by the Allied forces. The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, today known as the 82nd Airborne Division, was charged with seizing Picauville.
Marines Defend Objective - Northern Wind 19
Wed, 12 Jun 2019
U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, defend their objective in cold weather snow during Exercise Northern Wind 19 in snow covered northern Sweden.
SEALs Reenact WWII D-Day Beach Mission
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Navy SEALs reenact a clearing mission combat demolition sailors conducted under cover of darkness for the main invading force on Utah Beach in Normandy, France during Operation Overlord's D-Day (June 6, 1944).
Electronic Tech Enables Marines To Detect Enemy Threats
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Marine Corps Systems Command plans to implement a new form of technology that allows the Marine Air-Ground Task Force to identify enemy activity. The technology employs a vehicle-borne tool that enables Marines to discern what happens inside the electromagnetic spectrum.
Strike Fighter Squadron Flight Formation
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornets from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136 “Knighthawks” fly in formation during a photo exercise over California.
Memorial Day Colors At White House
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Members of the District of Columbia Army National Guard present the colors during a Memorial Day Ceremony on the grounds of the White House in Washington, DC.
Navy Scientists and Engineers Challenge Students
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division scientists and engineers partnered with academia and challenged students to a regional SeaPerch competition ... navigating their remotely operated vehicles (ROV) through an obstacle and a challenge course.
Close Air Support, Nine Lines Call-In
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
U.S. Air Force combat rescue officers from the 351st Special Warfare Training Squadron train with Tactical Air Control Party members, assigned to the 7th Air Operations Squadron, on calling in close air support and nine lines at a range in New Mexico.
WWII Veterans Salute During D-Day Ceremony
Sun, 09 Jun 2019
WWII veterans Pete Shaw, 283rd Field Artillery Battalion and Russell Pickett, Company A, 116th Infantry Regiment along with another WWII veteran behind them, salute during the 1st Infantry Division memorial at Omaha Beach, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
Brothers In Leadership
Sun, 09 Jun 2019
Lt. Col. Derek Baird and Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas T.J. Baird are identical twins. Both brothers serve in the U.S. Army and have been serving on the same post for 18 months.
Army Psychological Operations
Sun, 09 Jun 2019
A comprehensive look at how soldiers become qualified members of a U.S. Army Psychological Operations team through assessment, selection, the qualification course, language training, and successful completion of the culmination exercise known as Black Knight at the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
Shoulder-Fired Javelin Missile
Sat, 08 Jun 2019
A U.S. Marine with Combined Anti-Armor Team, Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, fires a shoulder-fired Javelin missile with fellow Marines providing assistance during Exercise Bougainville II on Range 20A, Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii.
Army Sgt. (Ret.) Daniel Cowart - Now Distinguished Service Cross Recipient
Sat, 08 Jun 2019
U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel Cowart was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest medal for valor after the Medal of Honor. Sgt. Daniel Cowart lost his left leg during a confrontation with a terrorist, who detonated the suicide vest he was wearing.
Marines Conduct MOUT At MCB Hawaii
Sat, 08 Jun 2019
U.S. Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, conducting military operations on urban terrain (MOUT) training, Marine Corps Training Area Bellows.
Commemorating First Civil War Naval Shot
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane fired a commemorative shot to honor the 158th anniversary of its namesake’s action near Fort Sumter.
EOD Airmen Detect, Disarm, Protect At Bagram Airfield
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The Joint Defense Operations Center calls about a confirmed or suspected explosive ordnance disposal incident. Three Airmen rush out the door, set up their truck and immediately depart for the incident site.
We Have The Watch
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The men and women of the Coast Guard are Masters of water, the common element critical for global survival, security and prosperity ... Always Ready.
D-Day 75th Anniversary
Thu, 06 Jun 2019
U.S. President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, and French First Lady Brigitte Macron participate at the commemoration ceremony of the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial on June 6, 2019.
D-Day - Remember and Honor
Thu, 06 Jun 2019
A solemn salute of remembrance and honor to the brave U.S. and allied troops involved in the Normandy landings, including from the sea and air, on June 6, 1944 ... in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and referred to as... D-Day.
President Trump Honors D-Day Veterans On 75th Anniversary
Thu, 06 Jun 2019
President Donald J. Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day by paying tribute to surviving D-Day veterans at a ceremony in Normandy, France.
Machine Gun Kid - WWII Veteran Reflects On Siege of Bastogne
Wed, 05 Jun 2019
World War II veteran Vincent Speranza reflects about his experiences as a machine gunner during the Battle of the Bulge through his moving poem, while visiting soldiers at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
Paratroopers Reenact Climb At Omaha Beach
Wed, 05 Jun 2019
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment reenact the climb at Pointe Du Hoc, Omaha Beach France, as part of D-Day 75.
Artillery Marines' New Radar Brings The Distance On The Battlefield
Wed, 05 Jun 2019
G/ATOR, an expeditionary, three-dimensional medium-range radar system, is being developed and fielded in three blocks that will support the Marine Air-Ground Task Force across the range of its capabilities.
D-Day Vets Remember - 75 Years Ago
Wed, 05 Jun 2019
Seventy-five years ago, nearly 160,000 Allied troops embarked on D-Day (June 6,1944) ... the greatest military mission in history, which turned the tide of World War II.
Visiting Grave of Fallen Family Friend 75 Years Later
Tue, 04 Jun 2019
U.S. Air Force Captain Michael DeSandre, 41st Airlift Squadron pilot, visits the World War II gravesite of fallen U.S. Army Pvt. Joseph Costa Jr. at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer France on June 3, 2019. Pvt. Costa was very close to DeSandres’ family and he took this opportunity to pay his respects.
Leadership 100 Years In The Making - WWII and VW Vet Bruce Hunt
Tue, 04 Jun 2019
Retired Col. Bruce Hunt is a decorated World War II and Vietnam War veteran who served heroically and persevered through many challenges most people will never face in their lifetime.
Army 3-15 Infantry, 2ABCT - Marne Focus 2019
Tue, 04 Jun 2019
U.S. Army 3-15 Infantry, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team storm Metz and Colmar supported by tanks during Marne Focus 2019 on Fort Stewart, Georgia.
USS New York Sails By Statue of Liberty
Mon, 03 Jun 2019
USS New York (LPD 21) sails by the Statue of Liberty as it leaves New York Harbor at the conclusion of Fleet Week New York 2019.
Navy Pilots Educate, Inspire Texas A&M NROTC Students
Mon, 03 Jun 2019
Texas A&M University Navy ROTC students got a firsthand look at Navy aircraft during a static display event at Easterwood Airport in College Station ... which gave students a chance to talk to pilots about career opportunities within Naval Aviation.
India Company Recruits - Crucible and Service Pin
Mon, 03 Jun 2019
Marine Corps recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, complete the arduous, exhausting Crucible at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island ... and proudly receive their Eagle, Globe, and Anchor pin .... earning the title of ... Marine.
Abraham Lincoln CSG and B-52H Stratofortress Formation
Sun, 02 Jun 2019
Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and part of the Bomber Task Force deployed to the region, conduct joint exercises in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
China A Rising Threat To National Security
Sun, 02 Jun 2019
The U.S. is in a fierce battle with China for digital supremacy ... artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and quantitative computing. AI has to do with powerful systems that can rapidly crunch a large amount of data, search for patterns, abnormalities and targets, and learn on its own through machine learning algorithms that are programmed into the software.
The Four Chaplains
Sun, 02 Jun 2019
Four United States Army first lieutenant chaplains were aboard the troop ship SS Dorchester for their new assignments in the World War II Europe theater, when the ship was hit by a torpedo from a German U-boat. The chaplains committed the ultimate act of selflessness and courage,. giving their lives to save civilian and military personnel and were posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.
Soldiers Greet World War II Veterans
Sat, 01 June 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers greet World War II veterans during a memorial ceremony in Bricquebec-en-Contin, France on June 1, 2019. The annual ceremony is held to honor the lives of crewmen of the two B-17’s that were shot down near the towns of Bricquebec and Rocheville in World War II in D-Day support.
Military Officers Guide Students Through Senate Youth Program
Sat, 01 June 2019
For Navy Lt. Bradley Lentz, this is the second time he’s spent a week here as part of the U.S. Senate Youth Program. This time, he served as a mentor for the program. The first time, he was a high school participant ... Like Lentz a decade ago, some of the brightest high schoolers from around the country experienced a weeklong visit to the nation's capital as part of the Senate Youth Program.
F-15E Strike Eagles Flight Prep and Takeoff
Sat, 01 June 2019
F-15E Strike Eagles from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base undergo filght preparation at Nellis Air Force Base followed by the pilots strapping in ... then the F-15E Strike Eagles takeoff during Red Flag 19-2.
Ever Forward Memorial
Fri, 31 May 2019
The Ever Forward Memorial at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France ... representing U.S. and allied forces involved in World War II Operation Overlord ... the Alied Invasion of Normandy, France on June 6th, 1944, also known as D-Day.
The Biggest Tomboy Ever
Fri, 31 May 2019
When 1st Lt. Angela May DiMattia joined the Army, she said it brought her back to her childhood – back to days playing in the woods and rolling around in the dirt ... The competitive nature that was born in her youth playing sports has manifested itself in not only her competition pageantry, but also in her love of competitive body building, CrossFit and marathon running.
Soldiers Maintain Weapons and Conduct Aerial Gunnery
Fri, 31 May 2019
Soldiers with 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division conduct an conduct weapon maintenance and aerial gunnery exercises at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.
Double Amputee Piggybacks With Fellow Marine In Recon Challenge
Thu, 30 May 2019
Gunnery Sgt. Andrew Perryman, Dive project officer of Air and Amphibious Systems at Marine Corps Systems Command, carries wounded warrior, double amputee Staff Sgt. Jonathan Blank during the 11th annual Recon Challenge, at the Reconnaissance Training Company compound on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
The Hunter
Thu, 30 May 2019
Among the inestimable slangs, acronyms, and backronyms, burrowed in every Marine's general vocabulary there are two titles reserved just for Marines in a sniper platoon ... 'HOGs' and 'PIGs'.
Making A Marine Corps Squad Leader
Thu, 30 May 2019
The School of Infantry - West, Hawaii Detachment, conducts the Advanced Infantry Marine Course (AIMC), Marine Corps Base Hawaii. It is considered the re-calibration of the infantry Marine and where they hone their skills required to become an infantry squad leader.
Search and Rescue Demo On Hudson River
Wed, 29 May 2019
The U.S. Coast Guard performs a search and rescue demonstration in the Hudson River near the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum pier in New York City during Fleet Week New York.
Trading Wings - From Australian F/A-18 Hornet To U.S. F-22 Raptor
Wed, 29 May 2019
The military personnel exchange program dates back to World War II. The 90th Fighter Squadron, now at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, along with the Royal Australian Air Force, developed the program where an Australian pilot is embedded with the 90th FS 'Dicemen' ... learns their mission and becomes one of them.
USS Boxer - Anchor Drop, Flight Ops, Live-Fire
Wed, 29 May 2019
Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) conducts an anchor drop test, V-22 Osprey flight operations, and integrated live-fire operations in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
Drill Team Salute To America's Heroes
Tue, 28 May 2019
The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs during the National Salute to America's Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Florida.
First Meeting A Cold One For Soldiers With Same Everything
Tue, 28 May 2019
Life often presents unique situations and one such occurrence took place at the start of training for Fort McCoy’s Cold-Weather Operations Course Class 19-05, when two Soldiers with the same ... first/ last names, age, rank, and birth state ... meet for the first time and pair up for training.
25ID Soldiers - Expert Infantryman Badge
Tue, 28 May 2019
Soldiers with the U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division test for their Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB) on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The purpose of the EIB is to recognize Infantrymen, who have demonstrated a mastery of critical tasks.
Memorial Day - Remember and Honor
Mon, 27 May 2019
Whether on the battlefields of Bunker Hill, on the beaches of Normandy, in the jungles of Vietnam, or in the mountains and deserts of the Middle East, brave Americans of every generation have given their last full measure of devotion in defense of our country, our liberty, and our founding ideals. On Memorial Day, we humbly honor these incredible patriots and firmly renew our abiding commitment to uphold the principles for which they laid down their lives.
Boots Losing Her Buddy In The Hedge Rows Of Normandy
Mon, 27 May 2019
U.S. Army Pvt. Bernard Borer's gravesite in Normandy, France is more than ... a solemn reminder of our beloved USA ... greatest generation's fallen World War II heroes!
Memorial Day 2019 Observance At Arlington
Mon, 27 May 2019
The 151st National Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery involving Vice President Mike Pence in the Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Vice President, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan, and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff also provide remarks honoring America's fallen military service members.
Memorial Day TAPS
Sun, 26 May 2019
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Horne plays taps among the graves of fallen U.S. service members during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial in Nettuno, Italy.
Modernizing Nuclear Triad Critical To Defense
Sun, 26 May 2019
The nuclear triad, which is composed of submarine-launched ballistic missiles, intercontinental ballistic missiles and bombers, "is the most important element of our national defense, and we have to make sure that we’re always ready to respond to any threat.”
Honoring Fallen Marines - Battle For Sangin
Sun, 26 May 2019
U.S. Marine Corps Major Josef Patterson and Sgt David Castillo recount and remember their fallen Marines who they fought alongside in the Battle for Sangin, Afghanistan in 2010-2011 along with thoughts about the importance of Memorial Day.
Saluting The Fallen
Sat, 25 May 2019
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jared Arehart salutes the graves of fallen members of the United States Armed Forces in honor of Memorial Day at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania.
Memorial Day’s Meaning
Sat, 25 May 2019
Memorial Day is difficult. It is a day filled with mixed emotions ... This day is to honor those who have perished in the service of our nation... Those who have made the ultimate sacrifice; those who are no longer with us; those we were privileged to know.
Memorial Day - We Remember
Sat, 25 May 2019
Memorial Day is very special national holiday ... a time to remember and honor fallen service members from all service branches ... as the 916th Air Refueling Wing command staff, Col. Craig McPike and CMSgt Mark Kistler ... express in a special message to the families of the fallen ... with heartfelt solemn pride and respect ... for their loved ones' ultimate sacrifice beyond self for our beloved country's sake!
Flags-In 2019
Fri, 24 May 2019
Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place U.S. flags at headstones as part of Flags-In at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. President Donald Trump and the First Lady also joined soldiers in placing flags at headstones in Section 34 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Marine Aircraft Groups 13 and 39 Flex Muscles
Fri, 24 May 2019
Showcasing a capability to support and integrate aviation combat power, Marine Aircraft Groups (MAG) 13 and 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), launched more than 100 aircraft in a short period from four locations in support of multiple training events throughout Southern California.
Wounded Warrior Moving Forward
Fri, 24 May 2019
U.S. Air Force MSgt. Benjamin Seekell's life was changed after an (improvised explosive device) IED explosion in Afghanistan during 2011 that resulted in removal of his left leg below the knee. After a few encouraging words from two First Sergeants, he kept moving forward ... wanting to do the same for others along with winning medals in several Warrior Games and Invictus Games.
USS New York - NY Fleet Week Arrival
Thu, 23 May 2019
The U.S. Navy amphibious transport dock ship USS New York transits the Hudson River as it arrives for Fleet Week New York participation.
Corpsmen Four To The Fore At Naval Hospital Bremerton
Thu, 23 May 2019
It’s not infrequent for hospital corpsmen in varied career stages to share a common connection, as is the case with four Hospital Corpsman ... being selected for Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Sailor of the Quarter.
Paratroopers Live-Fire Artillery - Dynamic Front 19
Thu, 23 May 2019
U. S. Army paratroopers assigned to A Battery, 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade live-fire artillery during exercise Dynamic Front 19 in Poland.
USMA Alumni Wreath Laying Ceremony and Review Ceremony
Wed, 22 May 2019
Alumni Wreath Laying Ceremony and Review at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point on May 21, 2019. The wreath was laid by retired Col. Doniphan Carter, USMA Class of 1944.
Pilot Training Moving At The Speed Of Innovation
Wed, 22 May 2019
The implementation of virtual and augmented realities by the 80th Flying Training Wing is creating a portfolio of tools that allows instructor and student pilots alike to enhance the learning experience within the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program, the world’s only internationally manned and operated combat pilot training program.
Marine Corps Joint Light Tactical Vehicle
Wed, 22 May 2019
The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) replaces many of the aging Humvee fleet. It is a faster and more ruggedized vehicle, built to better protect Marines (and soldiers) ... as priorities shift to a more competitive, near-peer battlefield.
Marines Demonstrate Machine Gun and Radio Comms To JROTC Cadets
Tue, 21 May 2019
U.S. Marines with 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 7, demonstrate a M240 machine gun and a Portable Radio Communications 117 to Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from West Valley High School, during exercise Northern Edge (NE) at Fort Greely, Alaska.
ROTC and West Point Cadets Have Opportunity To Learn, Ask Questions
Tue, 21 May 2019
Top ROTC and West Point Cadets from across the country recently had the opportunity to learn from peers and Army leaders during the 2019 George C. Marshall Seminar at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Walls Work In El Centro Sector
Tue, 21 May 2019
To enhance border security, the Border Patrol is making significant investments to build a new wall and replacing existing, inferior barriers. The first project completed was in in the Border Patrol's El Centro Sector in California along a two-mile stretch of border immediately west of the Calexico Port of Entry.
Raiding the Country Vault
Mon, 20 May 2019
The must experience Raiding the Country Vault at the Starlite Theatre in Branson, Missouri takes the audience on a memorable journey through the greatest hits of Country Music ... America's most beloved genre.
Marines, Science, and Technology - A Deadly Combination
Mon, 20 May 2019
The Marine Corps is constantly improving its warfighting capabilities through advancement in science and technology to stay ahead of its adversaries.
USS Green Bay - Slow Motion RAM Launch
Mon, 20 May 2019
A slow motion look at the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) launching rolling airframe missiles (RAMs) during a missile exercise (MSLEX) while deployed in the Pacific Ocean.
Elementary Students Learn Survival Skills
Sun, 19 May 2019
A Coast Guard aviation survival technician (AST) teaches elementary students how to build a shelter as part of a survival skills training day on Woody Island, Kodiak, Alaska. Annually, a group of ASTs based in Kodiak travel with the students to Woody Island to teach them basic survival skills essential to life in Alaska.
Survived - Thanks To Wearing A Life Jacket
Sun, 19 May 2019
The water was very cold, and since Mr. Lundquist could not right his kayak quickly, he decided to swim for shore. Mr. Lundquist stated that he believed at one point he would likely drown from hypothermia. Then he quickly decided that ... "as a Marine I may die, but not from giving up." With a lot of determination and his life jacket, Mr. Lundquist made it to shore.
Air Force District of Washington
Sun, 19 May 2019
The Air Force District of Washington, located on Joint Base Andrews, Maryland brings air, space and cyberspace capabilities to the joint team protecting the nation's capital; and, supports local personnel and those serving worldwide with a mission of Contingency Response, Ceremonial Honors, and Operational Support.
Armed Forces Day
Sat, 18 May 2019
From Normandy and Iwo Jima through Operations Desert Storm and Inherent Resolve, our Nation’s Armed Forces have consistently made us proud by defeating our enemies and defending the freedoms we cherish. Their bravery, love of country, and devotion to duty are unmatched, and we are eternally grateful for the sacrifices they make for all American citizens. On Armed Forces Day, we honor all of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who make up the finest military in the world.
Masters-At-Arms ... Detect, Defer, Defeat
Sat, 18 May 2019
USS Harry S. Truman’s (CVN 75) masters-at-arms act as security specialists trained in law enforcement, anti-terrorism measures and force protection ... along with enforcing the Uniform Code of Military Justice’s (UCMJ) rules and regulations.
Soldiers Fold U.S. Flag
Sat, 18 May 2019
Honor Guard soldiers with the U.S. Army 3rd Division, Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) fold the U.S. Flag with dignity and respect.
Heritage To Horizons At Air Force Memorial
Fri, 17 May 2019
Attendees to the Heritage to Horizons concert at the Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Virginia proudly enjoyed the performances including a flyover by a KC-46 Pegasus assigned to McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas and the Air Force Honor Guard presenting the colors.
Developing Professional Airmen and Leaders
Fri, 17 May 2019
A program found on nearly every Air Force installation is the Professional Development Team. This alliance is designed to have current leaders of the Air Force ranging from all specialties and backgrounds to support and guide Airmen from the ranks of Airman Basic to Senior Airman.
Marines Fire M777 Howitzers - Dynamic Front 19
Fri, 17 May 2019
U.S. Marines with Hotel Battery, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, fire M777 howitzers during Dynamic Front 19 at Adazi Training Area in Latvia.
Sailors Man The Rails and Greet Loved Ones
Thu, 16 May 2019
Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) while pulling into its new homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia ... reuniting with their loved ones after leaving the ship.
U.S. Army Reserve Unit Climbs Mount Alpini Alongside Italian Soldiers
Thu, 16 May 2019
U.S. Army Reserve soldiers joined Italian soldiers to enhance team building, gain expertise in winter survival, and build interoperability during a battle assembly including a 2.6 mile climb over 2,600 feet up Mount Alpini to reach its Rifugio peak.
USS Milius Launches Missile & Fires 5-Inch Gun
Thu, 16 May 2019
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) launches a Standard (Harpon) Missile (SM) 2 during a missile exercise (MSLEX) along with firing its 5-inch gun during its deployment in the Philippine Sea.
2019 National Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week
Wed, 15 May 2019
President Donald Trump proudly greets law enforcement officers before his remarks honoring their fallen comrades and all law enforcement officers on 2019 National Peace Officers Memorial Day in Washington D.C. with Presidential Proclamation on 2019 Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week below image.
Marine F-35B Lightning II - First Externally-Mounted Ordnance Strike At Sea
Wed, 15 May 2019
F-35B Lightning II aircraft with the fixed-wing detachment of Medium Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducted milestone flight operations with externally-loaded inert and live ordnance in expeditionary strike training from the USS Wasp (LHD 1) in the Philippine and East China Seas.
B-52 Stratofortresses Take Off
Wed, 15 May 2019
U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana take off at RAF Fairford, England.
ARMY VALUES
Tue, 14 May 2019
ARMY VALUES... Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage ... "Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all," George Washington.
DOD Unveils Its Artificial Intelligence Strategy
Tue, 14 May 2019
The Defense Department launched its artificial intelligence strategy on February 12, 2019 in concert with the White House executive order that created the American Artificial Intelligence Strategy.
Airborne Brigade - Base Defense Live-Fire
Tue, 14 May 2019
U.S. Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct a Base Defense Live-Fire at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Marine Corps Ospreys Arrive At MCB Hawaii
Mon, 13 May 2019
MV-22B Ospreys attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrive at Landing Zone Eagle aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
Developing The Way For A Coast Guard Space Program
Mon, 13 May 2019
There is a new landmark at the Coast Guard Academy and it is helping to launch the Coast Guard into an era of space operations.
Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet Aerial Refuel
Mon, 13 May 2019
Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, refuels an F/A-18 Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323, Marine Aircraft Group 11 over the W-291 training area in southern California.
Women In Engineering Day
Sun, 12 May 2019
Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro (WHEC 724) female crew members with a group of Kodiak High School female students during a women in engineering day aboard the cutter in Kodiak, Alaska.
Equal In All Ways; Fighting The Firefly
Sun, 12 May 2019
The Japanese fire balloon campaign, known as Fu-Go, involved hydrogen-filled balloons carried across the ocean by the Jet Stream to the US’ West Coast, where they would drop their payload of explosives.
Medal of Honor Recipient Recalls WWII Battle of Iwo Jima
Sun, 12 May 2019
Medal of Honor recipient Woody Williams grippingly recalls the Battle of Iwo Jima that began on February 19, 1945, as thousands of Marines landed on a beach of volcanic ash in the Pacific ... and with support by Navy Corpsmen and Seabees ... fought for control of the heavily-fortified island for five weeks.
50th Annual EOD Memorial Service
Sat, 11 May 2019
Scenes of the 50th Annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Memorial Service on May 4, 2019 at the Kauffman EOD Training Complex at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The Army added three new names this year bringing the all-service total to 341.
Airmen Battle Ice, Snow To Ensure Readiness
Sat, 11 May 2019
Low clouds and a light fog shroud the flight line as the Airmen wait indoors for their schedule for the day. It’s a brisk, cold morning promising ice on the aircraft blanketed in the mist. For aircrews, ice or snow on their jet can prove to be a major hazard, and before they can fly, maintenance Airmen must deice the aircraft four hours before takeoff to help mitigate those hazards.
TLP 2019 Aircraft Takeoffs
Sat, 11 May 2019
U.S. Air Force 492nd Fighter Squadron aircraft join other NATO aircraft taking off from the Tactical Leadership Programme (TLP) at Los Llanos Air Base, Albacete, Spain.
Spouses Serve Too
Fri, 10 May 2019
Video and poem proudly saluting the spouses of active troops and "retired" ones (veterans) ... for their duty to our beloved USA too ... through loving support throughout their warrior's honorable military career and life's experiences afterwards!
Air Force F-22 Raptor and Navy Blue Angels Rare Formation
Fri, 10 May 2019
In a historic moment for aviation, the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team flew alongside the U.S. Navy Blue Angels in a rare formation over the skies of Beaufort, South Carolina. The two aerial demonstration teams joined together during the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort air show to showcase never-before-seen images of both the F-22 Raptor and F/A-18 Hornet.
Navy-Sponsored Scientist Awarded For Sea-Floor Mapping
Fri, 10 May 2019
For creating the most comprehensive global map of the ocean floor, Dr. David Sandwell received the Charles A. Whitten Medal ... in honor of his outstanding achievement in research on the form and dynamics of the Earth and planets. Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, Sandwell combined satellite data with acoustic depth measurements to develop a detailed, accurate map of the sea floor ... painting a vivid tapestry of the deepest, least-explored parts of the ocean.
Casualty Evacuation Training Evolution
Thu, 09 May 2019
Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 2 and the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 conduct a casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) training evolution using a Mark VI patrol boat and an MH-60S helicopter.
From Wounded Soldier To Sheriff
Thu, 09 May 2019
There’s a new sheriff in town. Retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Brett Hightower won the Warren County, Kentucky sheriff election, unseating a 40-year incumbent.
7th Army Training Command
Thu, 09 May 2019
The 7th Army Training Command headquartered at Tower Barracks in Grafenwöhr, Germany, exercises Training and Readiness Authority (TRA) over four active brigades. It also consists of seven directorates: Combined Arms Training Center, Grafenwoehr Training Area, International Special Training Centre, Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Joint Multinational Simulation Center, 7th Army NCO Academy and Training Support Activity Europe.
Soldiers Live-Fire At Grafenwoehr
Wed, 08 May 2019
U.S. Soldiers assigned to Eagle Troop, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment fire 30mm Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle – Dragoon during a live-fire exercise at 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Reserve Marines Conduct Simulated Training
Wed, 08 May 2019
Maintaining a constant state of deployment readiness is a key ingredient for Reserve Marines to stay successful and relevant in what they do and how they perform. Whether it be annual training requirements, or specific training geared towards individual military occupation specialties, it all comes together to aid in a unit’s ability to rapidly respond when called upon.
WWII Iwo Jima Survivors - 73rd Reunion of Honor
Wed, 08 May 2019
Survivors of World War II Battle of Iwo Jima return to the island for the 73rd Reunion of Honor to reflect on the sacrifices made by those who served during the battle that the iconic photo of U.S. Marines raising Old Glory on Mount Suribachi was taken.
Frontal Security Aboard USS Kearsarge
Tue, 07 May 2019
U.S. Marine Sgt. Trent Drumm, a machine gunner with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), posts frontal security atop a humvee on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) while transiting the Strait of Hormuz.
Kyrgyzstan Native Realizes Her American Dream In U.S. Air Force
Tue, 07 May 2019
For one 16 year old girl from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, the freedom to choose her own path as a woman and the promise of peace away from violent revolution were enough motivation to uproot her life ... and then realizing her American Dream in the U.S. Air Force.
Navy Divers At Swarm Minneapolis
Tue, 07 May 2019
During Navy Recruiting Commands' Swarm Minneapolis evolution, Navy divers interact with people and swim in the aquarium at the Mall of America.
A Dad's Love
Tue, 07 May 2019
Honoring fathers, who have always been there for their children with love, support, and whatever else required ... since their wondrous birth or adoption along with becoming a stepchild ... with special thanks to America's brave, honorable military, law enforcement, and first responder dads.
Brave Blue - Honoring Law Enforcement Officers
Mon, 06 May 2019
The video illustrating the "Brave Blue" poem honoring law enforcement officers was produced and released in association with the 2019 National Police Week (NPW) being held May 11-17.
George Dyer Show - Bravo Performances
Mon, 06 May 2019
Bravo ... comes to mind when when hearing ... George Dyer's ... magnificent singing voice ... as was the case at his very entertaining must see show in Branson, Missouri during its 2018 Veterans Week.
EOD Airmen - Shadow Demonstration
Mon, 06 May 2019
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Antonio Deleon and his fellow 325th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team members were selected to show U.S. Air Force Col. Brian Laidlaw, 325th Fighter Wing commander, the responsibilities, safety requirements and job duties of EOD personnel at Tyndall Air Force Base.
Brave Blue
Sun, 05 May 2019
Brave Blue is a video / poem ... reminding tribute to the men and women of local, state, and federal law enforcement ... who are always there for fellow citizens to protect and serve ... performing their duties upholding the law.
Coast Guard Cutters and Otters
Sun, 05 May 2019
The Coast Guard Cutters SPAR (WLB 206) and Douglas Munro (WHEC 724) are moored at home port Kodiak, Alaska while a raft of otters gather in Womens Bay.
Navy Honors First Female Jet Pilot With Tribute
Sun, 05 May 2019
As the sound of taps echoed across the cemetery and an American flag, on bended knee, was handed to a grieving husband, grief took a momentary pause. A soft rumble on the horizon took the mourner’s minds off their loss, and as the sound built, eyes shifted upward and thoughts drifted back to happier days with their fallen shipmate.
Red Horse Airman Hugs Kids
Sat, 04 May 2019
An Airman assigned to the 820th RED HORSE Squadron hugs his children for the first time in six months during a redeployment event at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
Electronic Warriors From Around The Globe Test EWPMT
Sat, 04 May 2019
The EWPMT is an application for a computer that lets electronic warfare officers and electromagnetic spectrum managers visualize, work with and coordinate on the battlefield in an overlay style that prioritizes their area of expertise: the electromagnetic spectrum.
Dirty Bomb Attack - Operation Homestead
Sat, 04 May 2019
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers train alongside local first responders at Homestead-Miami Speedway ... participating in an exercise that simulates a dirty bomb attack with soldiers learning how to work with local authorities in the aftermath along with practicing their search and recovery skills along with handling a mass casualty situation.
Burial At Sea Aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
Fri, 03 May 2019
Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conduct a burial at sea ceremony, while the ship is underway in the Atlantic Ocean during Optimized Fleet Response Plan.
Untapped Potential of 3D Printing In Marine Corps
Fri, 03 May 2019
1st Lt. Ryan McCormic sat in the middle of his 3D printing laboratory watching as the honeycombs, slowly but surely, took form. Honeycombs, the colloquial nickname attached to the filters that keep reflections on scope lenses from giving away Marine positions, can make the difference between life and death on the battlefield.
TRAP and CSAR Training With MV-22Bs and A-10s
Fri, 03 May 2019
U.S. Marines conduct training involving tactical recovery of aircraft personnel, and; combat search and rescue aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii using MV-22B Ospreys with support from Air Force A-10 Thunderbolts.
Apache Helicopters Fly Offshore Near Oahu
Thu, 02 May 2019
The U.S. Army 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division flies 19 AH-64 Apache helicopters in an organized formation around Oahu, Hawaii.
SERE Combatives Enhancing Self-Defense
Thu, 02 May 2019
The Air Force recently implemented an advanced Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Combatives Program to enhance SERE specialists’ capability to instruct self-defense techniques to aircrews, thereby increasing survival chances in an unfriendly environment.
Torpedo Launch and 5 Inch Gun Shoot - USS Curtis Wilbur
Thu, 02 May 2019
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54A) launches a Torpex recoverable exercise torpedo and fires her 5 inch gun during training while operating in the Philippine Sea.
Marines Secure Landing Zone
Wed, 01 May 2019
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division secure a landing zone during Weapons and Tactics Instructors course 3-19 at Barry M. Goldwater Range, Wellton, Arizona. The seven week training event hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps aviation in support of a Marine Air-Ground Task Force.
Navy Inspires Future Generations Through STEM Outreach
Wed, 01 May 2019
Civil service and military personnel from Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division and Navy Experimental Diving Unit devoted their time with female students demonstrating a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) positions held at the local Navy base.
Realistic Firefighter Training At Tyndall AFB
Wed, 01 May 2019
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center's state-of-the-art Fire Research and Training Facility at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida provides extremely realistic firefighter training along with allowing for researching and studying more environmentally firefighting agents.
Take Your Kid To Work Day
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime associates' children explore various careers and activities during Take Your Kids to Work Day on the Defense Supply Center Columbus in Ohio.
American Explorer - Matthew Alexander Henson
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Matthew Alexander Henson, the son of two freeborn black sharecroppers in Charles County, Maryland, was one of two U.S. citizens and four Inuit assistants who became the first human beings to set foot on the North Pole on April 6, 1909.
Reba McEntire Performs "Freedom"
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Music country star and legend Reba McEntire performs her song "Freedom" at The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards.
Force On Force - Pegasus Forge IV
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
U.S. soldiers with air support from H64 attack helicopters participate in a battalion 'force on force' training exercise on the ranges of Fort Hood as part of Pegasus Forge IV.
Mass Rescue In Ocean Environment
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
Kauai Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services transport simulated victims from Coast Guard Station 45-foot Response Boat-Medium to shore during a full-scale mass rescue exercise at Ahukini Recreational Pier State Park and Hanamaulu Bay, which is the first airport response exercise of this scale conducted in an ocean environment.
2019 U.S. Army Junior Rifle National Championship
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
The top junior rifle teams in the country competed in the 2019 U.S. Army Junior Rifle National Championship hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and the Civilian Marksmanship Program at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Active Shooter In Chapel
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
U.S. Marines and Marine Corps Law Enforcement Officers with the Provost Marshal’s Office, Security and Emergency Services Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, conduct an active shooter drill at the Marine Memorial Chapel on the base.
F-15E Strike Eagle - High-Speed Pass
Sun, 28 Apr 2019
A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron performs a high-speed pass over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.
Perfect Sandbox For Marine Corps' Latest Unmanned Aerial System
Sun, 28 Apr 2019
The Marine Corps’ effort to outfit infantry squads with portable, organic surveillance capabilities as part of its “Quads for Squads” program is a perfect example of exactly what the Naval Postgraduate Schools' Joint Interagency Field Experimentation program intends to do.
Virtually Falling
Sun, 28 Apr 2019
Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape specialists show how they use virtual reality at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana to improve training and prepare those for the worst case scenario.
Navy Honor Guard Presents Colors At Alamo
Sat, 27 Apr 2019
The Navy Information Operations Command honor guard presents the colors during Fiesta's Navy Day at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
DLATS Avid Trekker Climbs Kilimanjaro
Sat, 27 Apr 2019
Not many people can claim that they have danced with an African tribe, climbed to the top of the highest peak in Africa and watched a sunset from above the clouds.
Soldiers Conduct CRXI Combined Arms Live-Fire
Sat, 27 Apr 2019
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division (1/1 CD) conduct a combined arms live-fire exercise or CALFEX at the end of exercise Combined Resolve XI (CRXI) at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany in January 2019.
Father Pins Son To Specialist
Fri, 26 Apr 2019
Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Krause pins his son, Spc. Skylar Krause to the rank of specialist during a brief promotion ceremony at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Sgt. 1st Class Krause also promoted his son to private first class when the two were stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado.
Air Force Navigator's Stein Defies Time
Fri, 26 Apr 2019
Virtually every military organization in the world has traditions. Some of these traditions are manifested in physical form like a personalized stein that is cherished by Captain Paul L. Utz, who was killed when his aircraft crashed on March 21, 1968.
Marine LG Helicopter Support Team
Fri, 26 Apr 2019
The helicopter support team provides a heavy lifting capability to the Marines and Sailors of 1st Marline Logistics Group operating in remote locations to receive or export supplies quickly, expanding 1st MLG's capability to support itself for longer periods in austere expeditionary environments.
Only Female Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier Pilot
Thu, 25 Apr 2019
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Kelsey Casey stands in front of an AV-8B Harrier at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona. She is the only female AV-8B Harrier pilot in the Marine Corps, who is currently deployed to the Middle East.
Soldier Graces The Stage, Serves His Country
Thu, 25 Apr 2019
More than a decade ago, a small-town boy in America’s heartland listened to country music on the radio with big dreams in his heart. These dreams came to fruition on stage during an annual music awards show.
Day With Cody - Navy Search and Rescue Swimmer
Thu, 25 Apr 2019
What do Navy search and rescue (SAR) swimmers do when they're not searching and rescuing? Here is what one named Cody does!
Rescue Swimmer - Vertical Surface Training
Wed, 24 Apr 2019
Aircrew members from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco lower a rescue swimmer towards the cliffs of Mori Point in Pacifica, California, during vertical surface cliff rescue training.
Secret To BUD/S Under Colossal Rock
Wed, 24 Apr 2019
"The secret to BUD/S is under this rock” is engraved on a 2,000-pound boulder that rests in a curious location ... Just before graduating in 2004, class 250 students moved it from some unknown location to the middle of a parking lot at Naval Special Warfare Center, home to the BUD/S training facility.
480th EFS Flight Training In Portugal
Wed, 24 Apr 2019
U.S. Air Force 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron conducts flying deployment training with the Portuguese Air Force at Monte Real Air Base, Portugal. The training involves F-16s take offs and hot pit refueling.
USAFA Men's Lacrosse Team With Old Glory
Tue, 23 Apr 2019
U.S. Air Force Academy's Time Baker holds Old Glory as he leads teammates onto the field prior to a lacrosse game against the University of Richmond on at Falcon Stadium.
Growing Up Military
Tue, 23 Apr 2019
Simply a weed to many, the true significance of the dandelion is known to few. Just as the dandelion seeds float on a breeze and bloom wherever they land, military children display the same resilience and tenacity to thrive in any environment.
Rock Hammer 2019 - Cao Malnisio Range
Tue, 23 Apr 2019
U.S. Paratroopers and Italian Army Forces conduct Rock Hammer Exercise in the night with the Deployable Instrumentation System Europe at Cao Malnisio Range, Pordenone, Italy.
The Oak Ridge Boys - Patriotism In Branson
Mon, 22 Apr 2019
Country Music Legends and Hall of Fame inductees ... The Oak Ridge Boys ... perform for an enthusiastic patriotic audience in Branson, Missouri at the Mansion Theatre during Veterans Week in November 2018. Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades.
Active Marine Visits WWII Female Marine Veteran
Mon, 22 Apr 2019
Staff Sgt. Nicholas Ranum from Marine Corps Recruiting Station Milwaukee bonded with Ruth Voight-Holman, a 96 year old Marine World War II Veteran, during an enjoyable visit with her at Lasata Senior Living Campus in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
Marine Attack Squadron 231 - 100 Valiant Years
Mon, 22 Apr 2019
A look at the U.S. Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 231 unit's valiant 100 year history providing air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities since February 1919.
Kids Enjoy Easter Egg Hunt
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Airmen and their families enjoy time together while at an Easter egg hunt put on by the 104th Fighter Wing Airman and Family Readiness Group at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts.
Cross Deck Training
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
The open ocean is a vast and sometimes unpredictable area in which the world’s navies operate. Maritime forces must often rely on helping hands from allies to complete missions.
Coast Guard Assists NOAA In Whale Disentanglement
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
The Coast Guard assisted National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration members in disentangling a humpback whale off Maui, Hawaii. The sub-adult mammal was freed of an estimated 500 feet of heavy gauge line with a buoy.
USS Charleston Completes Maiden Voyage
Sat, 20 Apr 2019
The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) sails through San Diego Bay in transit to the ship’s Naval Base San Diego homeport, successfully completing the ship's maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.
First Term Airman - Failing My Way To Success
Sat, 20 Apr 2019
First term Airman ... A term for many Airmen that carries moments of success, failure, disorientation, and most importantly... questions.
Navy To NASCAR
Sat, 20 Apr 2019
Jesse Iwuji is a lieutenant in the Navy Reserve. He is also a professional race car driver. He began racing as a hobby while he attended the U.S. Naval Academy, and made his pro debut in 2015 while still on active duty.
Soldiers Conduct The Green Mile
Fri, 19 Apr 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers participate in the Green Mile physical endurance course during week three of the Jungle Operations Training Course at the Lightning Academy, Wahiawa, Hawaii.
Soldiers Learn To Ski At Cold-Weather Ops Course
Fri, 19 Apr 2019
In each class for the Cold-Weather Operations Course at Fort McCoy, students receive approximately 16 hours of training in skiing ... one of the longest lengths of training time allotted for a skill set in the course.
USAF 27th Special Ops Group - Air Power Mission
Fri, 19 Apr 2019
The 27th Special Operations Group of Cannon Air Force Base conducts an air power training mission in cooperation with Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Marine Recruits - Basic Warrior Training
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
U.S Marine Corps recruits with Papa Company prepare to do the Day Movement Course during Basic Warrior Training at Paige Field on Parris Island.
Four Future Trends In Tactical Network Modernization
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
U.S. forces continue to advance their tactical networks to counter emerging cyber and electronic warfare attack threats along with enabling new forms of maneuver and maintain integration with military information technology services available stateside ... all while taking advantage of rapid innovation from the commercial information technology industry.
MRAP Vehicle Live-Fire
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
A .50-caliber machine gun mounted on a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle maintained by soldiers with Task Force Alamo, Texas National Guard, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Djibouti, fire rounds at a target at a military range in Djibouti.
Worksite Enforcement Operation - CVE
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
As part of an ongoing criminal investigation, special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations executed criminal search warrants at CVE Technology Group Inc. and four of its staffing companies.
Marine Rifle Squads Get Upgraded Night Vision Devices
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
An updated helmet-mounted night vision system is beginning to make its way to Marine Corps infantry units, enhancing the Marines' lethality and situational awareness in reduced visibility.
Marines Conduct Ice-Breaking - White Claymore 19
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, test their ability to keep calm and use proper methods to get out of the freezing water in case of broken ice during Exercise White Claymore in Bardufoss, Norway.
Cuban Migrants Interdiction
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo smallboat crew interdicts a 30-foot center console approximately 41 miles south of Key West. Ten Cuban nationals were transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton crew and to be transferred back to their home of origin.
Trump Pledges To Protect America From Any Enemy Missile
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
President Donald J. Trump talks about the vital importance of missile defense in a time of rapidly evolving threats from around the world at the 2019 Missile Defense Review.
Air Force 90th Missile Wing
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming is home to the 90th Missile Wing (Mighty Ninety) that operates Minuteman III (LGM-30G) ICBMs on full alert 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

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