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U.S. Navy's 244th Birthday
Sun, 13 Oct 2019
Happy 244th Birthday to the U.S. Navy and proud salute to the brave, honorable active and veteran sailors along with all other patriots involved with the Navy!
Learning Lessons At Historic Saratoga Battlefield
Sun, 13 Oct 2019
Future New York Army National Guard company commanders and first sergeants discussed leadership and tactical lessons learned from the 1777 Battle of Saratoga as they walked the battlefield.
Marines Conduct Advanced Motorized Operations Course
Sun, 13 Oct 2019
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group participate in the advanced motorized operations course as part of integrated training exercise 5-19 on Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms.
Super Stallion Takes Off USS Boxer
Sat, 12 Oct 2019
A CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, takes off of the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer during a vertical replenishment-at-sea.
How One Marine Appreciates The Logistics In Life and The Corps
Sat, 12 Oct 2019
When Johnson chose to enlist after high school, it wasn’t just to avoid an alternate fate. Johnson said he had always wanted to be a Marine and joined to serve his country. “My precious constitution!” he exclaimed. “It seems like everyone only really wants to follow it when it’s convenient for them and I am not a big fan of that, so I thought, Hey! Might as well go to the place that will protect it and preserve it.”
Montford Point Marine Phillip Johnson Sr. - Congressional Gold Medal
Sat, 12 Oct 2019
Marines, family and friends gather for a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony posthumously honoring Montford Point Marine Sgt. (ret.) Phillip A. Johnson Sr. on July 27, 2019 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Coast Guard Members Awarded For Heroic Efforts
Fri, 11 Oct 2019
Members of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City pose for a photo after an award ceremony where 13 were awarded with Air Medals and one was awarded with the Distinguished Flying Cross for their actions in Hurricane Harvey and Florence, as well as four search and rescue cases throughout 2018 and 2019.
An Air Force Coder's Tale
Fri, 11 Oct 2019
Senior Airman Dorian Stacy, 423rd Communications Squadron network operations technician, is in charge of protecting the cyber networks' security and operations for RAF Alconbury and RAF Molesworth.
Artemis 1 Mission - Virtual
Fri, 11 Oct 2019
An artist rendering of the upcoming Artemis 1 mission to the Moon starting with the launch of the Orion spacecraft by world’s most powerful rocket, the lunar orbit, and return to earth.
First African American Fighter Pilot Memorial
Thu, 10 Oct 2019
Two wreaths stand beside a statue of 2nd Lt. Eugene Jacques Bullard, the first African American fighter pilot, who flew combat flights in World War I and was known as ... The Black Swallow of Death.
USS Ronald Reagan Conducts RAS With All-Female Rig Team
Thu, 10 Oct 2019
Twenty-one female Sailors assigned to the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan’s (CVN 76) Deck Department formed the first all-female underway replenishment (UNREP) rig team during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) detail.
Submarine Races Promote STEM Learning For Future Force
Thu, 10 Oct 2019
University and high school students from around the world participated in the International Submarine Races in Bethesda, Maryland to energize young people about STEM learning and careers.
Navy Drill Team Performs For Elementary Students
Wed, 09 Oct 2019
A drill team assigned to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard performs for students at Alum Creek Elementary School during Charleston Navy Week.
87 Year Old Grad Still Enjoys Marching With New West Point Cadets
Wed, 09 Oct 2019
No matter the obstacle, the distance or the weather, since members of the Long Gray Line were invited to the March Back at the U.S. Military Academy 20 years ago ... Wallace Ward (87) has completed every single one.
2019 European Best Sniper Team Competition - Cold Bore
Wed, 09 Oct 2019
Sniper teams form various nations engage targets during the cold bore shoot event of the European Best Sniper Team Competition at Grafenwoehr, Germany.
Soldiers Conduct Security In Best Warrior Competition
Tue, 08 Oct 2019
U.S. Army Spc. Alexander Vandermark pulls security on a detainee during the 2019 HQDA Best Warrior Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia.
Marines Earn Martial Arts Instructor Tab After Enduring Grueling Course
Tue, 08 Oct 2019
After three rigorous weeks of obstacle course line-drills, aquatic training, and countless hours of free sparring during Marine Corps Martial Arts instructor course 205-19 ... six Marines earned their instructor tab signifying they are now Marine Corps Martial Arts Program instructors.
Amphibious Beach Assault - Talisman Sabre 2019
Tue, 08 Oct 2019
Forces from the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, and Japan commence an amphibious beach assault at King's Beach in Bowen, Queensland during Talisman Sabre 2019.
Marines Patrol During Tiger Strike 2019
Mon, 07 Oct 2019
U.S. Marines with Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct a patrolling exercise during a Tiger Strike 2019 training event in a Malaysian jungle.
Weather Airmen Train To Support Army's JTF Fight
Mon, 07 Oct 2019
Staff Weather Officers were put to the test during a Certification Field Exercise (CFX) Camp Bowie Training Center, Texas. The CFX evaluates the squadron’s overall tactical ability and readiness to provide the U.S. Army with full spectrum environmental support to the Joint Task Force fight.
Undergraduate Pilot Training - 50 Years
Mon, 07 Oct 2019
The first Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 71-01, "First of the Finest," started July 17, 1969, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi and 50 years later pilot training continues as Specialized UPT.
B-29 Superfortress 'Doc' Takes Off
Sun, 06 Oct 2019
The B-29 Superfortress 'Doc' takes off from Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar, California after participating in a static display during the 2019 MCAS Miramar Air Show.
Revolutionizing AEGIS Combat System Training
Sun, 06 Oct 2019
What makes CIAT revolutionary compared to other shipboard training is its ability to replay decisions made during a scenario in a full screen debrief. Current shipboard training evaluations can feel subjective in nature – sometimes Sailors are left wondering what actually happened or what went wrong.
Soldiers Use Virtual Battle Space Trainer
Sun, 06 Oct 2019
Soldiers with 461st HR Company, U.S. Army Reserves train in convoy operations using the Virtual Battle Space (VBS3) Trainer at Fort Dix.
Memorial Ceremony For Medal of Honor Recipient Douglas Munro
Sat, 05 Oct 2019
U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May holds a memorial ceremony for Medal of Honor Recipient Douglas Munro near his statue on the parade field on base. It was the 77th anniversary of Munro’s extraordinarily heroic actions at Guadalcanal during World War II.
Hacking For Defense
Sat, 05 Oct 2019
Hacking for Defense is a graduate-level course that students, including U.S. Army cadets at West Point, learn problem-solving skills, while working to find solutions for Department of Defense problems.
Marines Conduct Basic Sniper Skills
Sat, 05 Oct 2019
U.S. Marines conducted basic sniper skills at the Waipahu Training Area, Hawaii. The training included stalking and hiding from trained sniper observers to improve unit readiness.
A-10 Thunderbolt II Aircraft Fire Flares
Fri, 04 Oct 2019
A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft fire flares during a combat air patrol mission over an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
Students From Texas Make History and Celebrate A Historic Moment
Fri, 04 Oct 2019
Micro-g NExT challenges undergraduate students to design, build and test a tool or device that addresses an authentic and current space exploration challenge. A team of students in Texas did just that with their tool now at the International Space Station.
TRACER - Combat Virtual Reality
Fri, 04 Oct 2019
The Tactically Reconfigurable Artificial Combat Enhanced Reality (TRACER) package consists of a virtual-reality headset, a backpack, a state-of-the-art simulated weapon designed to deliver realistic recoil, and a software package that creates multiple and adaptable simulation scenarios for security personnel to experience.
USS Wayne E. Meyer Celebrates 10 Years
Thu, 03 Oct 2019
The guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer celebrates the 10th anniversary of the ship’s commissioning, while transiting the South China Sea. Named after Rear Adm. Wayne E. Meyer, the “Father of Aegis, (FOA)” the crew stands in formation in his namesake.
Next Generation of Cyber Professionals At Meade High
Thu, 03 Oct 2019
Service members and Army Civilians representing U.S. Cyber Command (USCC) and the National Security Agency teach high school students from throughout Anne Arundel County Public Schools about the basics of cybersecurity as part of the Air Force Association (AFA) CyberPatriot CyberCamp at Meade High School.
Diving Deeper Depths - DPAA
Thu, 03 Oct 2019
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency's (DPAA) mission is to reunite service members and their families ... and with recent advances in technology allow scientists and researchers to explore underwater landscapes for troops still unaccounted for from previous wars that were previously unreachable.
President Trump Receives Nation's Sheriffs Recognition Plaque
Wed, 02 Oct 2019
President Donald J. Trump is presented with a plaque of recognition by "The Nation’s Sheriffs" from Sheriff Thomas Hodgson of Bristol County, Massachusetts as fellow sheriffs from other parts of the country proudly watch at the South Portico of the White House.
Soon-To-Be Officers Get A Taste Of Air Force Life
Wed, 02 Oct 2019
Air Force ROTC cadets from around the country visited Hill Air Force Base this summer to get a taste of what Air Force life will be like after graduation.
Eyes Above the Horizon - Valdosta
Wed, 02 Oct 2019
Over 60 kids from the Valdosta, Georgia area participated in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics exhibition at Moody Air Force Base that included a day at the Eyes Above the Horizon diversity outreach program by the Legacy Flight Academy.
Paratroopers Fast Rope From Blackhawk
Tue, 01 Oct 2019
Paratroopers with 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (A), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, fast-rope from a UH-60 Blackhawk during training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.
Surface Combat Systems Courses Recommended For ACE Accreditation
Tue, 01 Oct 2019
The U.S. Navy Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) recently announced that the American Council on Education (ACE), an academic accreditation agency, has recommended college credit for over 660 surface combat systems courses.
Assault Craft Unit 5 Capabilities
Tue, 01 Oct 2019
A glimpse at the capabilities and day-to-day operations of Assault Craft Unit 5 with a mission to operate and maintain combat ready Landing Craft Air Cushion in support of high-speed ship-to-shore movement of weapons systems, equipment, cargo and personnel of the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, and Joint Forces.
Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper Takes Off
Mon, 30 Sep 2019
An AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter takes off from the flight line on Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California.
WWII Veteran Enjoys 99th Birthday At National Museum of the Marine Corps
Mon, 30 Sep 2019
Charles “Bert” Mulligan, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, spent his 99th birthday at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia. He is currently the oldest surviving veteran from Iwo Jima.
Soldiers Fire Howitzer On Enemy Positions
Mon, 30 Sep 2019
U.S. Soldiers fire a M777 towed 155 mm howitzer on Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq to disrupt known enemy positions.
Old Glory Over Sky Blue Hawaii
Sun, 29 Sep 2019
Frank Hinshaw, a volunteer with the Flying Leathernecks, guides the National Colors (Old Glory) by parachute from the clear blue sky to Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
World War II Veterans Visit Fort Carson
Sun, 29 Sep 2019
World War II veterans and their families from the 12th Armored (Hellcat) Division toured Fort Carson, Colorado, as part of their 73rd consecutive annual reunion.
Cobras and Venoms Flight Ops
Sun, 29 Sep 2019
U.S. Marines with Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), conduct flight operations including live-fire during Exercise Summer Fury 19.
Border Patrol Agents Render Medical Aid
Sat, 28 Sep 2019
U.S. Border Patrol agents render medical aid to a migrant who illegally entered the U.S. in the Rio Grande Valley near McAllen, Texas.
Agile Spirit - A Joint History
Sat, 28 Sep 2019
Agile Spirit exercise started in 2011 with only around 350 Marines reservists participating, and has grown to approximately 3,300 service members from 14 ally and partner nations.
HIMARS Live-Fire - Talisman Saber 2019
Sat, 28 Sep 2019
Participants from the U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, and Australian Defense Force, showcase a live-fire of the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) during Talisman Saber in Australia.
Coast Guard Cutter Angela McShan
Fri, 27 Sep 2019
The newly commissioned U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Angela McShan (WPC-1135) crew underway near Miami, Florida. Angela McShan, the cutter’s namesake, was the first African-American woman to be promoted to master chief petty officer.
Pursuing The Light
Fri, 27 Sep 2019
For a Catholic Priest, a vocation is the moment an individual feels the calling to serve God in the priesthood ... For 2nd Lt. Tyler Harris and 2nd Lt. Madison Hayes, both Air Force Reserve Command chaplain candidates, their paths to the priesthood may have begun with a calling, but it is their respective journeys through life and service that has placed them each right where they need to be, firmly on the road to the light.
Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf Deployment Return
Fri, 27 Sep 2019
The crew aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns home to Alameda, California following their 164-day deployment to the Western Pacific involving a 32,000 nautical-mile patrol.
Strike Eagle Combat Air Patrol Mission
Thu, 26 Sep 2019
A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle conducts a combat air patrol mission over an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
Teaming Up In 2019 Marine Raider Competition
Thu, 26 Sep 2019
The 2019 Marine Raider Competition fostered camaraderie and tested participants’ operational capabilities consistent with special operations missions through a rigorous evolution of events and to honor Marine Raider heritage.
Stronger Together - NAVSCIATTS
Thu, 26 Sep 2019
Having trained more than 12,000 international students from more than 120 Partner nations, Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School (NAVSCIATTS) trains and educates foreign Special Operations Forces across the tactical, operational and strategic spectrums through in-residence and Mobile Training Team Courses of Instruction.
Demonstrating Roles of Navy Helmsman
Wed, 25 Sep 2019
U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Kathryn Susko, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), demonstrates the roles of the helmsman to Seward High School engineering students during a tour as part of Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise 2019.
Army Announces Expert Soldier Badge
Wed, 25 Sep 2019
The U.S. Army’s recently announced a new proficiency badge ... called the Expert Soldier Badge ... that is designed to improve lethality, recognize excellence in Solder combat skills and increase individual, unit and overall Army readiness.
Army Operational Test Command
Wed, 25 Sep 2019
The United States Army Operational Test Command's mission is to conduct independent operational tests of new and emerging technology that will improve a typical Soldier’s capability on the modern day battlefield.
U.S. Army Paratroopers Clear Town
Tue, 24 Sep 2019
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment in the process of clearing a town during urban operations training in Grafenwoehr Training Area during Saber Junction 2019.
Integration Capability For Electric Weapons Aboard Navy Ships
Tue, 24 Sep 2019
It has all the trappings of a bestselling Navy technological thriller ... six junior scientists and engineers overcame the odds to develop a new capability that enables the integration of electric weapons aboard Navy ships.
President Donald J. Trump Addresses 74th U.N. General Assembly
Tue, 24 Sep 2019
President Donald J. Trump addresses the 74th U.N. General Assembly in New York City on September 24, 2019.
The Wall
Tue, 24 Sep 2019
Moving poem/song about a Vietnam War veteran's combat experience now living with the memory of the sacrifices made that will live forever on the Wall.
2019 Modern Day Marine Expo
Mon, 23 Sep 2019
The 2019 Modern Day Marine Expo hosts Marines, fellow servicemembers, and their family members along with Department of Defense employees, and civilian guests to examine the new military equipment being shown on Marine Corps Base Quantico.
Airman Reflects On Hardships Of Parenting, Military Life
Mon, 23 Sep 2019
Tech. Sgt. Joshua Cunico knows deploying is a part of the job and he may have to leave his wife and three children again at some point in his active-duty career. After his first deployment when his first son was an infant, he realized that being away for so long made him miss out on time with his son, who had no memory of him.
Marines Patrol Urban Area At Camp Pendleton's IIT
Mon, 23 Sep 2019
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct a realistic patrol through an urban area where they come under attack with one being wounded and requiring immediate removal for medical care.
National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Sun, 22 Sep 2019
A Joint Service Color Guard is presented with the colors during National POW/MIA Recognition Day as the POW/MIA flag is flown by a joint parachute jump by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Black Daggers and the U.K. Red Devils Parachute Regiment Display Team at the Pentagon, Washington.
Americans, Germans Memorialize Berlin Airlift Personnel
Sun, 22 Sep 2019
“All gave some, some gave all” were the words that summed up the courageous feats of military personnel who served in the Berlin Airlift from 1948 to 1949. Community members remembered these acts of heroism during memorial services on June 10-11, 2019 at Lucius D. Clay Kaserne Airfield at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden.
Welcome To Minot AFB
Sun, 22 Sep 2019
Airmen at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, are part of an elite team that serve on a global stage. Working with nuclear capable assets like the Stratofortress and Minuteman III, is an awesome responsibility.
Security Patrol In Seward Boat Harbor
Sat, 21 Sep 2019
U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team members from Pacific Area units provide security in the mountain lined Seward Boat Harbor of Alaska during the Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise 2019.
Camp Pendleton's Confined Area Landing Training
Sat, 21 Sep 2019
Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom crews conducted confined area landing (CAL) training on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton ... This training prepares pilots for the unpredictable circumstances that they may encounter in a combat zone.
Boatswain - Heavy Responsibility
Sat, 21 Sep 2019
The U.S. Navy occupational rating of boatswain's mate is a designation given by the Bureau of Naval Personnel to enlisted members, who were rated or "striking" for the rating, as a deck seaman. The informal reference/address for a boatswain's mate is "Boats".
Rendering Military Funeral Honors For WWII Fallen Sailor
Fri, 20 Sep 2019
Sailors assigned to Naval Operations Support Center, Wichita, render military funeral honors for Seaman 2nd Class Wilbur Clayton Barrett during a funeral in his hometown of El Dorado, Kansas. Barrett was killed aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma (BB-37) during the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Greatest Generation WWII Army Veteran Meets Latest Generation
Fri, 20 Sep 2019
Seventy-five years after returning from World War II, Theodore Lambert traveled with his wife and daughter to remember D-Day, June 6, at the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division Museum on Fort Stewart. The day turned momentous when Lambert, a member of the greatest generation, was able to help share some wisdom with members of the latest generation.
El Paso 4-Mile Border Barrier
Fri, 20 Sep 2019
A June 2019 drive by view of the U.S. side, west end (beginning construction) of the completed El Paso 4-mile 18-foot border barrier that is enforced by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Parachute Jump During Joint Forcible Entry Training
Thu, 19 Sep 2019
Paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Airborne Brigade, team up with soldiers from the Turkish Armed Forces and Italian Army, for a parachute jump onto a drop zone during the Joint Forcible Entry training for Saber Junction 2019 in Hohenfels Training Area, Germany.
2019 DoD Warrior Games Conclude, Next One In San Antonio
Thu, 19 Sep 2019
Each participant in the 2019 DoD Warrior Games has had to overcome some form of extraordinary adversity, conquer their own specific challenges, and in many cases recover from what they may have been told was unrecoverable. For these brave athletes, the commencement of Warrior Games signifies defying all odds, no matter how insurmountable they may have seemed to be in the past.
Warrior Games 2019
Thu, 19 Sep 2019
A glimpse of the U.S. Department of Defense 2019 Warrior Games held in Tampa Bay, Florida with athletes, who are wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans representing the U.S. Armed Forces and six allied nations.
72nd Birthday of the United States Air Force
Wed, 18 Sep 2019
On this day 72 years ago ... the Air Force became the fourth branch of the Department of Defense with the implementation of the National Security Act of 1947 ... As Commander in Chief, I am proud to join a grateful Nation in wishing the United States Air Force a happy 72nd birthday.
NAS Pensacola Funeral Honors Support Program
Wed, 18 Sep 2019
The U.S. Navy's coveted Funeral Honors Support Program recognizes and commemorates the honorable service of deceased military personnel. The practice of rendering funeral honors is considered a solemn and sacred obligation.
Subterranean Breaching and Chemical Recon
Wed, 18 Sep 2019
Paratroopers assigned to 37th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct simulated subterranean breaching techniques and chemical reconnaissance testing for chemical agents as part of the battalion's week long field training exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Celebrating Constitution Day!
Tue, 17 Sep 2019
The U.S. Constitution proudly displayed over Old Glory in celebration of Constitution Day ... September 17th.
New Technology Revolutionizes Surveying Terrain and Man-Made Features
Tue, 17 Sep 2019
The Radar Survey section of the 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, recently obtained new a 3-D terrestrial laser scanner that revolutionizes how they survey terrain and man-made features. As the nation’s only long-range radar evaluation unit, the 84th RADES mission is to monitor, evaluate and optimize long-range radars located across the United States, ensuring perimeter security of the borders and within the country.
Marines Hone Infantry Skills - Sea Breeze 19
Tue, 17 Sep 2019
U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, hone their infantry skills with Ukrainian soldiers during Sea Breeze 19 in Chabanka, Ukraine.
Marine Recruits - Day Movement Course
Mon, 16 Sep 2019
Recruits with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion conduct low crawls, assaults, and other drills during Day Movement Course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Guetteville Honors Self-Sacrifice Of All American Chaplain
Mon, 16 Sep 2019
Capt. Ignatius Maternowski, a Franciscan priest assigned to the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division on D-Day, was honored during a D-Day 75 commemoration ceremony in Guetteville, France. The small French village honors Maternowski for his efforts to set up a combined aid station for treatment of Allied and German wounded.
ICE Repatriates Cambodian Nationals
Mon, 16 Sep 2019
Thirty-seven Cambodian nationals, most convicted criminals, were repatriated to Cambodia in accordance with their final removal orders following immigration court proceedings.
Rescuing Remaining Crew Of Listing Golden Ray
Sun, 15 Sep 2019
A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter lands on the side of the Golden Ray, a 656-foot vehicle carrier, to assist locating and rescuing the remaining four crewmembers aboard the disabled listing Golden Ray in St. Simons Sound, near Brunswick, Georgia.
WWII Marine Raider Shares His Stories With Marines
Sun, 15 Sep 2019
Marine Corps veteran Charles Kundert (92) was visited by members of 1st Marine Raider Battalion to honor his service as a Marine Raider during World War II. In preparation for the 10 Marines' visit, Kundert laid out a display of all of his World War II memorabilia, including notebooks where he wrote his experiences every day during the war.
F-22 Raptors Deploy To Qatar
Sun, 15 Sep 2019
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors from the 1st Fighter Wing, 27th Fighter Squadron take off for deployment to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
9/11 Remembrance Ceremony At Dover AFB
Sat, 14 Sep 2019
A firefighter memorial is displayed during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. The ceremony honored those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks 18 years ago ... that is now a national holiday known as Patriot Day.
Tech. Sgt. Daniel P. Keller Earns Air Force Cross For Valor In Afghanistan
Sat, 14 Sep 2019
Tech. Sgt. Daniel P. Keller, a combat controller in the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, was awarded the Air Force Cross during a ceremony on August 13, 2019 for his heroic actions on a battlefield in Afghanistan.
Fife and Drum Corps At Tomb Of The Unknown
Sat, 14 Sep 2019
Soldiers with the 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Fife and Drum Corps participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
USS Gerald R. Ford's Newest Chief Petty Officers
Fri, 13 Sep 2019
U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) newest Chief Petty Officers proudly stand in front of Old Glory after their pinning ceremony held at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Each new Chief Petty Officer was pinned by a family member and/or friend.
First-Ever Perfect Score With A Service Rifle
Fri, 13 Sep 2019
U.S. Army Sgt. Benjamin Cleland set a new national record by shooting the first-ever, perfect score of 800 with a service rifle at the 2019 Charlie Smart Memorial Regional in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Marines Conduct Air Assault - Steel Pike 19
Fri, 13 Sep 2019
U.S. Marines with 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force participate in a large scale air assault during exercise Steel Pike 19 at Camp Davis, North Carolina.
White House Moment Of Silence Honoring September 11, 2001
Thu, 12 Sep 2019
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, joined by members of White House staff, observe a moment of silence in honor of the attacks on September 11, 2001 on the South Lawn of the White House.
Promoting STEM To Students At Nashville Navy Week
Thu, 12 Sep 2019
Fleet Survey Team made its mark on Music City, shining the spotlight on STEM careers in the U.S. Navy, visiting more than 400 children during Nashville Navy Week.
President Trump's Remarks At 2019 Pentagon 9-11 Ceremony
Thu, 12 Sep 2019
President Donald J. Trump addresses the attendees and the nation during the remembrance ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that incurred on September 11, 2001.
Patriot Day - Let US Never Forget!
Wed, 11 Sep 2019
On Patriot Day, we honor the nearly 3,000 innocent lives taken from us on September 11, 2001, and all of those who so nobly aided their fellow citizens in America's time of need. We rededicate ourselves to the ideals that define our country and unite us as one, as we commemorate all the heroes who lost their lives saving others.
D-Day Survivor Army Veteran Shares WWII Experiences
Wed, 11 Sep 2019
On June 6, 1944 more than 160,000 Allied Troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. For one 95 year-old D-Day survivor, Army Sgt. Daniel McBride with the 101st Airborne Division, he was one of many who landed there on that fateful day. He enlisted into an airborne division, because he was afraid of heights and he wanted to overcome that fear.
President Trump Addresses U.S. Troops In South Korea
Wed, 11 Sep 2019
President Donald J. Trump addresses U.S. military service members and their families at U.S. Osan Air Force Base in South Korea, shortly after meeting with the North Korean leader at the Korean Demilitarized Zone.
Soldiers Fire Javelin Missile
Tue, 10 Sep 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers fire a Javelin as a part of a joint fires range with Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Darat Armed Forces on Pustapur Marine Base, Indonesia.
Airmanship Program Takes Flight
Tue, 10 Sep 2019
Flying on Edwards Air Force Base is not just for test pilots. The 412th Test Wing’s Airmanship Program allows flight test engineers to also take to the skies ... using Cessna 172s.
Surface Swimmer Rescue Training
Tue, 10 Sep 2019
Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay crewmembers conduct surface swimmer rescue training in Bodega Bay, California. The training involves deploying and retrieving swimmers from a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat to practice conducting rescues in areas where a boat cannot reach.
Firing M777 Howitzer At Eager Lion
Mon, 09 Sep 2019
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Thomas Whipp, the survey chief with Alpha Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, pulls the lanyard to fire an M777 towed 155mm howitzer during exercise Eager Lion 2019.
Remembering The Life Lessons My Father Shared
Mon, 09 Sep 2019
A son's proud reflection on his father... the Great Depression, childhood hardships endured, widespread discrimination, World War II heroics ... and life lessons he shared.
USS Constitution - Boston Harbor On July 4th
Mon, 09 Sep 2019
USS Constitution with Old Glory proudly flying fires Her cannons in celebration of the 243rd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Damage By Hurricane Dorian In Bahamas
Sun, 08 Sep 2019
Petty Officer 2nd Class Mike Lewis observes the damage by Hurricane Dorian in support of search and rescue and humanitarian aid in the Bahamas.
Marine Corps Begins Fielding Mobile Satellite Communication System
Sun, 08 Sep 2019
The Marine Corps recently began fielding a next-generation narrowband satellite communication system that assists warfighters in connecting to networks on the battlefield.
The Heartbeat Of The Air Force
Sun, 08 Sep 2019
This is the most powerful air force in the history of the world. And at the heart of it all is the squadron. As a squadron commander, your shoulders must be broad enough to carry the burden of the entire squadron if you have to. Because that A1C, that sergeant, that civilian in your squadron is a family member; and, we'll do anything for our family.
FEMA Works With Partners To Prepare For Dorian
Sat, 07 Sep 2019
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) personnel work with their federal, state and local partners in Tallahassee, Florida to prepare for the landfall of Hurricane Dorian.
Identical Twins Share Deployment Together
Sat, 07 Sep 2019
Spc. Joseph Maurino and his identical twin brother, Pvt. Matthew Maurino, are deployed together at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, serving as part of the security forces element for Area Support Group-Qatar.
Soldiers Conduct Combat Ops - LF 19
Sat, 07 Sep 2019
Soldiers assigned to 25th Infantry Division conduct combat operations involving resupply, ambushes, and direct fire support during Lightning Forge 19 (LF19) in conjunction with Courage Ready on Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii.
JTAC Close Air Support Watch
Fri, 06 Sep 2019
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brandan Brown, 2nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron battalion Tactical Air Control Party, watches close air support provide exercise fire during exercise Ample Strike 2019, near Náměšť Air Base, Czech Republic.
Preparing Future Airmen For Excellence
Fri, 06 Sep 2019
When it comes to producing excellent Airmen, Grissom Air Reserve Base doesn’t believe in waiting until basic training. Grissom’s development and training flight program takes new recruits, sometimes up to a year before they ship to basic military training, and teaches them skills that will help them in their journey to become Airmen.
Marines Fast Rope and MOUT - NE 2019
Fri, 06 Sep 2019
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 7, participate in fast roping and military on urban terrain training during exercise Northern Edge (NE) on May 13, 2019 at Fort Wainwright and Fort Greely, Alaska.
Hurricane Dorian Space Station View
Thu, 05 Sep 2019
NASA astronaut Christina Koch snapped this photo of Hurricane Dorian from the International Space Station during a flyover more than 200 miles above the Earth on September 2, 2019.
Navy Carrier Air Wing and Air Force Bomb Squadron Conduct Joint Ops
Thu, 05 Sep 2019
Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, attached to the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG), and A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and part of the U.S. Central Command Bomber Task Force, conducted joint operations in the CENTCOM area of responsibility.
Navy MH-60S Seahawk Sortie - RFR 19-1
Thu, 05 Sep 2019
U.S. Navy aircrew members assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron SIX (HSC-6) fly a routine MH-60S Seahawk training sortie during exercise Red Flag-Rescue 19-1 (RFR 19-1) near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
EOD Sailors Interact With Kids
Wed, 04 Sep 2019
Explosive Ordnance Disposal 3rd Class Austin Setzer and Explosive Ordnance Disposal 3rd Class Sean Whitaker (both assigned to U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2) demonstrate how to use various bomb disposal robots at the St Louis Science Center, as part of St. Louis Navy Week.
U.S. Marines Participate In Exercise Arrow 19
Wed, 04 Sep 2019
Exercise Arrow 19 included a greater variety of Marine Corps wheeled and tracked vehicles than previous years, allowing more fast paced and complex maneuvers in coordination with allied and partner military forces.
Coast Guard Rescues Father and Kids
Wed, 04 Sep 2019
Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay boat crew rescues a father and his young sons, who became stranded near Campbell Cove, California, after strong winds prevented them from paddling to safety.
Soldiers Move To Cover
Tue, 03 Sep 2019
U.S. Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, move to cover during a joint situational training exercise in Jordan during Eager Lion.
Army Drill Sergeants Work On Being More Effective Leaders
Tue, 03 Sep 2019
The U.S. Army drill sergeant hat symbolizes excellence, making the wearer of the iconic Brown Round an image to emulate. However, drill sergeants don’t just leave the Drill Sergeant Academy infused with a career’s worth of knowledge. Like every other Soldier in the Army, they must continually train to stay proficient.
A-10 Thunderbolt II Cockpit View - Green Flag-West
Tue, 03 Sep 2019
A pilot's cockpit view from an A-10 Thunderbolt II with the 190th Fighter Squadron, 124th Fighter Wing, Idaho Air National Guard including takeoff, flight operations, and dropping live bombs during Green Flag-West at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
POTUS Receives Briefing On Hurricane Dorian
Mon, 02 Sep 2019
President Donald J. Trump, joined by Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan and Acting FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor, attends a briefing on the current directional forecast of Hurricane Dorian at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Junior ROTC Cadets Fly With 176th Wing
Mon, 02 Sep 2019
For almost 200 Junior ROTC cadets representing high schools across Southcentral and Western Alaska, 176th Wing C-17 Globemaster III and HC-130J Combat King II aircraft served as magic carpet rides soaring over the Chugach Mountain Range during an orientation flight out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
Sentinel's Creed - Sacred Duty
Mon, 02 Sep 2019
It’s a small plot of land that’s never left unguarded. The sentinels who guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are a small and exclusive group. They stand their post 24 hours a day, 365 days a year regardless of the weather.
Abrams Main Battle Tank Fires During TIGERCOMP
Sun, 01 Sep 2019
An M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank fires during TIGERCOMP on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. TIGERCOMP is an annual force competition that determines the Marine Corps’ most lethal tank crew.
WWII Navy Veteran Recalls D-Day Invasion and Island Hopping
Sun, 01 Sep 2019
Sitting in the comfort of his apartment in Virginia Beach ... Julius Shoulars, a 94 year old U.S. Navy veteran, recalls his service during World War II that included the D-Day invasion and island hopping in the Pacific Ocean.
Marines Live-Fire Machine Guns - NE2019
Sun, 01 Sep 2019
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 7, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 7, fire M-240 and .50 caliber machine guns during exercise Northern Edge (NE) at Fort Greely, Alaska.
Astronaut Performs First Spacewalk
Sat, 31 Aug 2019
West Point graduate, physician and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan works with fellow astronaut Nick Hague (not shown) outside the International Space Station during a six-hour and 32-minute spacewalk (Morgan's first) to install the orbiting lab’s second commercial crew vehicle docking port, the International Docking Adapter-3.
Naval Aviation Trademark Program
Sat, 31 Aug 2019
A single fouled anchor, surmounted by a shield with 13 stripes, centered on a pair of wings. Those distinctive Wings of Gold represent proficiency and professionalism. They personify Naval Aviation, and that’s why they, along with various other symbols, are protected by the Naval Aviation Trademark Program.
Navy Small Boat Attack Drill - Citadel Pacific 2019
Sat, 31 Aug 2019
Harbor Security Boats assigned to U.S. Navy Fleet Activities Okinawa on White Beach Naval Facility participate in a small boat attack drill as part of Citadel Pacific 2019.
Colors Presented At Purple Heart Ceremony
Fri, 30 Aug 2019
Coast Guard Base Cape Cod Honor Guard presents the colors during a Purple Heart Ceremony in Chatham, Massachusetts. The Coast Guard honored Seaman Norman Wood Finch, who served on the Tampa during World War I and gave the ultimate sacrifice on September 26, 1918.
Marines Call Luke Air Force Base ... Home
Fri, 30 Aug 2019
A tan, quiet building sits on a street near the northwestern edge of Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Lost in the background of F-35’s and F-16’s, it can be easily overlooked, however, this particular structure houses a group with a very unique mission.
Airmen Participate In Tactical Combat Casualty Care Ops
Fri, 30 Aug 2019
U.S. Air Forces Europe Airmen take part in dismounted Tactical Combat Casualty Care operations at U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder, Germany.
Preflight Salute - Tradition and Respe
Thu, 29 Aug 2019
Airman 1st Class Jaiden Clark, a crew chief from the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, salutes a pilot prior to take off, during the Northern Lightning exercise at Volk Field, Wisconsin.
Scientist In The Foxhole
Thu, 29 Aug 2019
DTRA’s Scientist in the Foxhole program is an effort within the Research and Development Directorate to take chemists, biologists, physicists and engineers out of the laboratory and put them in the dirt, mud or rubble where their technology operates.
Paratroopers Conduct Combat Readiness Test
Thu, 29 Aug 2019
The U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division conducts a Combat Readiness Fitness test during All American Week on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The event tested paratroopers' physical conditioning, teamwork and the execution of essential paratrooper tasks under duress.
Enjoying 'Power On The Prairie'
Wed, 28 Aug 2019
Kids and adults enjoy the Sioux Falls Airshow at Joe Foss Field, South Dakota. The airshow included 15 aerial acts, a large variety of static planes, simulators, Star Wars characters, children’s inflatables, and food stations.
Mindset Change Due To Combat Injury and Twin Brother's Death
Wed, 28 Aug 2019
During a follow-on conversation with some of his brother’s friends, Earl Granville learned that Joe was so proud of the things he was accomplishing following his recovery ... "After losing my leg, I learned that it is not about me, not about Joe ... but about we”.
D-Day 75 Commemorative Airborne Operation
Wed, 28 Aug 2019
Over 950 military paratroopers from seven countries participate in a commemorative airborne operation near Saint-Mere-Eglise, France in honor of the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the World War II Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day that occurred on June 6, 1944.
Navy Patrol Boats During VBSS Near Guam
Tue, 27 Aug 2019
U.S. Navy Mark VI patrol boats attached to Coastal Riverine Squadron 2 with embarked Marines and Royal Canadian Navy Clearance Divers navigate near Apra Harbor, Guam during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS).
Eyes Above The Horizon Inspires Students
Tue, 27 Aug 2019
Students from Jim Ned, Wylie, Abilene and Clyde independent school districts, ROTC and Civil Air Patrol participated in the Eyes Above the Horizon outreach event at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Eyes Above the Horizon is an opportunity for children from traditionally under-represented backgrounds to develop and foster interest in aviation and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers through flights, mentorship and immersion into the rich history of the Air Force.
Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival
Tue, 27 Aug 2019
U.S. Marines and Sailors participate in the Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival course on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.
Soldiers Breach An Entry Point
Mon, 26 Aug 2019
Soldiers breach an entry point of a building during Battle Drill VI at Fort Stewart, Georgia. After breaching, Soldiers must enter and clear as quickly as possible to ensure a successful takeover.
ISIS Continues To Pose Significant Threat
Mon, 26 Aug 2019
ISIS still poses a significant threat to Iraq and Syria and to the wider world ... ISIS has morphed into an underground network that we must root out and destroy.
Seahawk Fires Hellfire Missile - BALTOPS 2019
Mon, 26 Aug 2019
An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter attached to the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 70 fires an AGM-114 Hellfire missile during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2019.
Marine Corps Recruits - Bayonet Assault Course
Sun, 25 Aug 2019
Recruits with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, begin the Bayonet Assault Course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
Sister and Brother Join The Navy
Sun, 25 Aug 2019
Hannah and Cameron both wanted to give back to their country and start a career where they could gain technical skills and training. It turns out the Navy had just what the two were looking for.
F-16s and F-35As Take Off and Land
Sun, 25 Aug 2019
F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 555th Fighter Squadron and F-35A Lightning IIs from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base in Utah take off and land during Astral Knight 2019 at Aviano Air Base, Italy.
White House South Lawn Landing
Sat, 24 Aug 2019
Marine One carrying President Donald J. Trump and members of the First Family approaches for landing on the South Lawn of the White House with the Washington Monument and Thomas Jefferson Memorial in the background.
A Marine's Journey To Her Dream Job
Sat, 24 Aug 2019
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kylaine Rogers, a native of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, can now count herself among that special group that is invested in its study of Aeronautics ... graduating from Embry-Riddle University with her Masters degree.
Hamilton's Own Live-Fire Tanks
Sat, 24 Aug 2019
Soldiers with the U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery (Hamilton's Own) conduct live-fire with tanks including the M1A2 Abrams in Torun, Poland.
Tall Ship Eagle Anchors Near Statue of Liberty
Fri, 23 Aug 2019
U.S. Coast Guard tall ship Barque Eagle, proudly flying Old Glory, drops anchor near the Statue of Liberty upon arrival in New York City.
Chinese Continuing Military Buildup
Fri, 23 Aug 2019
China continues to build up its military to challenge and supplant the United States as the preeminent power in the Indo-Pacific region ... including America’s ability to deploy and sustain forces anywhere in the world and its unparalleled alliance system.
Recon Marines Conduct Dive, Live-Fire
Fri, 23 Aug 2019
Reconnaissance Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Force Reconnaissance Platoon conduct dive and live-fire drills during training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.
President Trump Signs LEGION Act
Thu, 22 Aug 2019
President Donald J. Trump displays his signature after signing S. 504, the Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service (Legion) Act in the Oval Office of the White House that the veterans and elected officials around him proudly witnessed.
Thomas Point Lighthouse - Last Of A Kind
Thu, 22 Aug 2019
The Thomas Point Shoal Light is the last screw-pile lighthouse on its original foundation in the United States and the last lighthouse that Coast Guardsmen served in on the Chesapeake Bay.
Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel - NE 2019
Thu, 22 Aug 2019
U.S. Marines and U.S Soldiers participate in Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel training during exercise Northern Edge (NE) 2019 at Fort Greely, Alaska.
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.

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