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Soldier Fires Anti-Armor Weapon
Sun, 20 May 2018
Montana Army National Guard Sgt. Jay Utter fires an M136E1 AT4-CS confined light anti-armor weapon while competing in the National Guard Best Warrior Region VI 2018 competition at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
Marine NCOs Lead From The Front At Corporal's Course
Sun, 20 May 2018
While at Corporal’s Course, Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) are taught to exemplify the highest military bearing, integrity, discipline, and lead their peers and subordinates in physical standards. NCOs are charged with training, teaching, and mentoring the next generation of Marines. NCOs are taught to lead from the front, at the points of friction.
Marines TBS Rifle Qualification
Sun, 20 May 2018
U.S. Marines with The Basic School (TBS) on Quantico, Virginia conduct table 1 course of fire with rifles to qualify for their annual shooting score and then conduct table 2 and 5 courses of fire that include shooting moving and stationary targets at 25 yards for the first time.
Coast Guard Shore-Based UAS Program
Sat, 19 May 2018
The U.S. Coast Guard performs "proof of concept" deployment to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico to test the feasibility of a shore-based, medium range, unmanned aircraft system (UAS).
Coast Guard Yorktown's 'Colonial' Color Guard
Sat, 19 May 2018
Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown's colonial uniformed color guard presents the colors during a change of command ceremony. The change of command ceremony marks a transfer of total responsibility and authority from one individual to another, and is a time-honored tradition.
A New Chapter At The Top Of The World
Sat, 19 May 2018
Arctic fog filled the air, adding moisture to the icy temperatures that bit at exposed skin and cut through layers of clothing. The small 36-foot aluminum Coast Guard boat was filled with people from bow to stern as the coxswain butted it up against a large ice floe. The crew launched grappling hooks over the side and tugged on their lines, causing the sharp edges to claw themselves into the ice anchoring the boat in place.
F-15E Strike Eagle Flies Over Iraq
Fri, 18 May 2018
A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle flies over Iraq during a mission. The F-15E is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, and in all weather.
Naval Air Systems Command Sailor of Year 2017
Fri, 18 May 2018
Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Giraud, a naval aircrewman at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, was named the 2017 Naval Air Systems Command Sailor of the Year during a ceremony at Patuxent River, Maryland.
Ammunition Cradle To Grave - Projectiles
Fri, 18 May 2018
U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command provides ready, reliable, lethal munitions at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels, ensuring munitions readiness for the warfighter at the speed of war ... and is responsible for the life-cycle management of projectiles.
Honoring Police Week 2018
Thu, 17 May 2018
Commemorative wreath guarded by Security Forces Airmen at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station; Fort Walton Beach Police officer holds folded flag during the Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony; and, Air Force Security Forces Airmen and the Fort Walton Beach Police Department color guard bring in the colors during the Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony.
World War II Veteran Shares Tales of the Montford Point Marines
Thu, 17 May 2018
During the early stages of World War II, the U.S. Marine Corps, for the first time in its history, allowed African-Americans to serve within its ranks ... completing basic training at Montford Point, a facility at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many of these Marines would be among the first African-American Marines to experience combat during the Battle of Saipan, in 1944 ... Master Gunnery Sgt. Carroll Braxton, a World War II veteran and Montford Point Marine enlisted in the Marine Corps with several friends in June 1943.
Marines Live-Fire At Mountain TE 1-18
Thu, 17 May 2018
U.S. Marines with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, participate in the final field exercise of Mountain Training Exercise 1-18, Bridgeport, California during January and February 2018. The Marines trained to improve operational readiness in cold and mountainous environments.
2018 Military Spouse of the Year
Wed, 16 May 2018
Krista Simpson Anderson was selected the 2018 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year during the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore’s 36th Annual Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.
Operation Deep Freeze - Beneath the Surface
Wed, 16 May 2018
Deploying to the most remote continent on Earth requires a ship to be self-sufficient. If an underwater issue arises, it’s necessary to have skilled divers who can inspect the problem and make a report to the command. It’s for this reason the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star embarks a Coast Guard Dive Team for its annual deployment to Antarctica.
USS Nimitz - Dry Docking
Wed, 16 May 2018
The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) shifted from its homeport pier at Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton to a dry dock at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bremerton site. Nimitz is receiving upgrades and renovations to a variety of systems to include steering components, hull preservation, combat systems equipment, aircraft elevator doors, berthing areas and a new stern dock. It is slated to return to sea May 2019 to perform sea trials in preparation for future operations.
Returning Sailor Greeted By Little Son
Tue, 15 May 2018
A happy sailor prepares to embrace his little son running to him upon his disembarkment off the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) after its return to homeport, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations as part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group.
Army Spouse of 2018 - Gold Star Wife and Military Spouse
Tue, 15 May 2018
The role of the military spouse is one of selflessness and courage. It’s a job that does not pay or come with any awards. It often means early mornings, late nights, and frequently going weeks and months without a partner nearby. It regularly includes playing both mother and father roles, both good cop and bad, being a counselor, provider, and director or a combination of all three. Coupled with a seamless transition of being firm to the gentle voice of love, being a military spouse is no easy task.
Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate
Tue, 15 May 2018
The Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, develops and executes international agreements with friendly forces to provide defense materiel and services, in support of US national security.
Marine Corps Silent Drill Team Performs At Alamo
Mon, 14 May 2018
Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon execute their "bursting bomb" sequence during their performance as a part of a Battle Color Ceremony for the San Antonio Tricentennial Military Appreciation Day at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas.
Navy Chaplain Candidates Learn What It Means To Serve God and Country
Mon, 14 May 2018
It is very rare that Officer Candidates School (OCS) would receive a chaplain candidate, but it is more of a rarity to receive four ... The Navy Chaplain Candidate Program allows individuals working toward their graduate education or ecclesial requirements to be commissioned as officers and experience what it means to be a Navy chaplain and discern if becoming a chaplain is a right for them.
Air Cav Soldiers - Crew Gunnery Live-Fire
Mon, 14 May 2018
U.S. Army soldiers from Company B, 3rd Battalion, 227th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade out of Fort Hood, Texas fly UH-60 Black Hawks to conduct crew gunnery live fire training in snow covered Adazi, Latvia.
Soldiers Engage Mortar Targets
Sun, 13 May 2018
Sky Soldiers from U.S. Army 2nd Battalion “The Rock,” 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade rapidly engage mortar targets during Rock Sokol 18 in Slovenia.
NHRA's Leah Pritchett Helps Amy At Skyline High School
Sun, 13 May 2018
As part of the U.S. Army’s NHRA sponsorship, Lisa Pritchett, one of the prominent drivers in the National Hot Rod Association, was invited to talk to students at Skyline High School in Mesa, Arizona.
Marines Air Assault - ITX 2-18
Sun, 13 May 2018
Marines with 2nd Battalion 3rd Marine Regiment and 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment perform a live fire Air Assault Course aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California as a part of Integrated Training Exercise 2-18.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - USO Wreath Laying
Sat, 12 May 2018
Terry Bradshaw (center), representing United Service Organization (USO) Metro; his wife, Tammy Bradshaw (left); and U.S. Army Col. Jason Garkey (right), regimental commander, The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard); participate in an Army Special Honors Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery.
FASTCENT Stands Ready To Execute Mission
Sat, 12 May 2018
U.S. Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company, Central Command (FASTCENT) stand ready to conduct rapid response expeditionary security operations in support of U.S. 5th Fleet and Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade.
F-16 Viper Demo Team - Heritage Flight 2018
Sat, 12 May 2018
A look at the USAF Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team participating in the Flight Training and Certification Course 2018 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
Kids Learn How To Use Coast Guard Rescue Equipment
Fri, 11 May 2018
Members of Coast Guard Air Station Sitka demonstrate to children how to use rescue equipment found aboard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopters at Echo Ranch Bible Camp in Juneau, Alaska.
The 'Mother Of All Bombs'
Fri, 11 May 2018
The "Mother of All Bombs" ... the GBU-43/B Massive Air Blast, is the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in America’s arsenal, and it was used for the first time in combat on April 13, 2018 in Afghanistan against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Soldiers Conduct Sling Load Air Assault Op
Fri, 11 May 2018
U.S. Army combined forces of the 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment; 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment; and, Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division conduct at sling load air assault operation at Fort Drum, New York.
President and Vice President With Olympic Teams
Thu, 10 May 2018
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence stand proudly with the 2018 USA Olympic and Paralympic Teams at the White House.
Stan Lee - Iconic Comic Book Writer and Proud WWII Veteran
Thu, 10 May 2018
Stan Lee, known for working with the company that became Marvel Comics and artist Jack Kirby, co-created comic book characters such as Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Thor, X-Men and Doctor Strange. But he also served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II from 1942 to 1945.
Marines Artillery Fire Support - ITX 2-18
Thu, 10 May 2018
Marines with 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, Bravo Battery Artillery, perform a Fire Support Coordination Exercise with a howitzer at training area Quackenbush aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California during Integrated Training Exercise 2-18. ITX 2-18 gives Marines an opportunity to practice in a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated Marine Air Ground Task Force.
Eagles Deploy Flares Over Iraq
Wed, 09 May 2018
Two U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles deploy flares after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission supporting Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq.
Operation Deep Freeze: Ice pilots
Wed, 09 May 2018
The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is only one of two cutters in the service with qualified ice pilots aboard. Ice pilots are responsible for navigating the ship through different types of ice. On their way to Antarctica, ice pilots will first negotiate pack ice ... large pieces of floating ice ... before reaching the fast ice, which extends out from the shore and is attached to it.
Coast Guard Yacht Boarding - Arctic Eagle 18
Wed, 09 May 2018
A U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat crew based in Valdez, Alaska performs a simulated search of a yacht suspected of picking up radiological materials from the water in the Gulf of Valdez during the Arctic Eagle 18 exercise.The goals of Arctic Eagle 18, an Alaska statewide exercise, are for participating forces to operate in a joint, inter-agency, and intergovernmental and multinational environment; assess ability to conduct sustained operations in arctic conditions, and integrate new and emerging capabilities.
Navy Seahawk Fires Flares
Tue, 08 May 2018
A U.S. Navy MH-60S Seahawk fires flares during an air power demonstration over the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Pacific Ocean.
Nuclear Posture Review - Strategy To Keep America Safe
Tue, 08 May 2018
The Nuclear Posture Review 2018 is a strategy to keep America safe with a deterrent that is modern and credible ... The NPR reaffirms that the fundamental role of U.S. nuclear policy is deterrence and continues the clear commitment to non-proliferation and arms control.
Adversarial Threat Response - Gunslinger 18-4
Tue, 08 May 2018
U.S. Air Force 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho tested its readiness capabilities during exercise Gunslinger 18-4. The exercise tested the base's ability to support a contingency response to an adversarial threat on base or in an expeditionary capacity across the globe.
Peterson Air and Space Museum
Mon, 07 May 2018
Peterson Air and Space Museum encompasses a static display airpark with American and Canadian aircraft; surface-to-air missiles; the Medal Of Honor Park; and Medal of Honor Memorial ... along with the hangers and the terminal holding different displays and exhibits.
A Taste of Marine Recruit Training
Mon, 07 May 2018
Drill Instructors give a future Marine a taste of what recruit training will be like during the annual pool function at Marine Corps Recruiting Station Fort Worth, Texas.
SOLDIERS - Arctic Warriors
Mon, 07 May 2018
Deep in the heart of the Alaskan Mountain Range, members of the Northern Warfare Training Center give Soldiers the skills they need to thrive in one of the nation's most challenging environments.
Waters of Yellowstone
Mon, 07 May 2018
Water plays an incredible role in the ecosystems of Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding areas. Yellowstone National Park is the flagship of the National Park Service and a favorite to millions of visitors each year.
Paratroopers Fire Howitzer
Sun, 06 May 2018
U.S. Army Paratroopers, assigned to Battery A, 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, fire a M119 105mm howitzer during a live fire exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Face and Sound of The World’s Finest Fighting Force
Sun, 06 May 2018
Each year, the Battle Color Detachment (BCD) travels worldwide to demonstrate the historic pride of the Marine Corps through fine music and ceremonial drill. The BCD consists of “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Corps Drum & Bugle Corps, the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, and The Official Marine Corps Color Guard. The Battle Color Ceremony shows the discipline, professionalism, and “Esprit de Corps” in the Marine Corps.
Marines Weapons Fire Support - ITX 2-18
Sun, 06 May 2018
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment participate in Fire Support Coordination Exercise at training area Quackenbush aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California. The training exercise gave Marines an opportunity to practice a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated Marine Air Ground Task Force.
Oceania Maritime Security Initiative Boarding Mission
Sat, 05 May 2018
A U.S. Coast Guardsman observes the fishing process of a foreign-flagged fishing vessel during an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) boarding mission. The OMSI program is a secretary of defense program leveraging Department of Defense assets transiting the region to increase the Coast Guard’s maritime domain awareness, ultimately supporting its maritime law enforcement operations in Oceania.
'A River Of Trauma' Leads To Five Bronze Stars
Sat, 05 May 2018
Members of a Special Operations Surgical Team were presented five Bronze Star Medals and a Meritorious Service Medal during a ceremony at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama. The team was recognized for their actions while deployed in support of Operation INHERHENT RESOLVE during 2016. SOSTs are surgical teams highly trained in providing life-saving care any time, any place.
ICE Operation - Los Angeles 2018
Sat, 05 May 2018
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officers and special agents arrested hundreds of individuals for violating federal immigration laws and served notices of inspection (NOIs) to businesses in the Los Angeles area of responsibility (AOR) coordinated, targeted operation.
F-15 Eagle Takes Off
Fri, 04 May 2018
A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle, assigned to the 173rd Fighter Wing, takes off from Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base during a dissimilar air combat training flight. Dissimilar air combat training provides pilots the opportunity to practice air-to-air combat with aircraft of different types, enhancing their skills.
Cyber Tops List of Threats To USA
Fri, 04 May 2018
The director of national intelligence told a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that it's a measure of the growth of cyber and America’s vulnerability to it that the cyber threat was at the top of the list of worldwide threats.
Autonomy and Navigation Technology Center
Fri, 04 May 2018
A look at efforts by the Autonomy and Navigation Technology (ANT) Center located at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Projects included human and machine teaming, autonomy, and navigation, that contribute to the capabilities of the U.S. Air Force.
Junior ROTC Cadets - Color Guard
Thu, 03 May 2018
Spring Valley High School junior ROTC cadets perform their Color Guard drill and ceremony routine during the annual Top Gun Drill Meet at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina.
Broad Roots Grow Strong STEMs
Thu, 03 May 2018
Army Educational Outreach Program aims to engage, inspire and attract the next generation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent.
United States Strategic Command
Thu, 03 May 2018
United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) integrates and coordinates the necessary command and control capability to provide support with the most accurate and timely information for the President, the Secretary of Defense, other national leadership and combatant commanders. Its objective is to expand the national dialogue on 21st century deterrence ... identifying the current global threats to U.S. national security.
Sailors Security Patrol Escort
Wed, 02 May 2018
U.S. Sailors assigned to Task Group (TG) 68.6 return to the Port of Djibouti after completing a security patrol escort for the first purpose-built expeditionary mobile base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) in the Gulf of Tadjoura. TG-68.6 is forward-deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations and conducts joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.
Space Aggressors Preparing Warfighters
Wed, 02 May 2018
On the far southwest end of Schriever Air Force Base is an operations warehouse known as 'the Barn' ... where members replicate live GPS and satellite communication electronic attacks for training service members across the world. It is the home of the 527th Space Aggressor Squadron.
Cowboy STEM
Wed, 02 May 2018
A look at how the Wyoming National Guard is partnering with high schools throughout the state in STEM education. STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines ... science, technology, engineering and mathematics ... in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.
America, My Home!
Tue, 01 May 2018
New video of the iconic heartfelt, inspiring song, "America, My Home!" ... written by George Simon and wonderfully performed by country music singer, Ricky David Tripp.
Maritime Raid Force Marines In Sea Hawk
Tue, 01 May 2018
Marines assigned to Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), sit in an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during visit, board, search, and seizure training during a certification exercise (CERTEX) aboard the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Richard E. Byrd.
Very Small Satellites, Very Big Deal
Tue, 01 May 2018
A flock of Doves takes detailed pictures of the whole Earth every day. You’ve probably seen their photos, or read a headline informed by the data they gather. What can the Army learn from these birds and the former NASA engineers who set them aloft?
Marines Fast Rope From Super Stallion
Tue, 01 May 2018
U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, fast rope from a CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 during fast roping drills, Landing Zone Boondocker, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The training was designed to produce readiness by building confidence, familiarize the Marines with air assets, and prepare them for crisis response operations.
Soldier Navigates Barbed Wire
Mon, 30 Apr 2018
U.S. Army Pfc. Alexis Jones navigates under barbed wire during the 200th Military Police Command's Best Warrior Competition at Fort Hunter Liggett, California.
Marines Get A Taste Of The Jungle
Mon, 30 Apr 2018
Quiet rustles and murmurs filtered through the trees as the camp woke up, dew rolling off camouflaged tents as Marines of 3rd Marine Logistics Group took their first steps into the brisk morning air at Camp Gonsalves ... starting the grueling Basic Jungle Skills Course.
Brick by Brick Shipbuilding
Mon, 30 Apr 2018
Hampton Roads Naval Museum hosted local families at the 7th Annual Brick by Brick LEGO Shipbuilding. The over 200 Lego dry dock competition brought awareness to the naval community through STEM-based design plans, robotic demonstrations and professional viewing displays.
$390 Million Of Seized Drugs By Coast Guard
Sun, 29 Apr 2018
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare stands on the flight deck of the cutter next to approximately $390 million total wholesale in seized cocaine and marijuana at Port Everglades, Florida, April 24, 2018. The drugs were interdicted off the coasts of Mexico, Central, and South America by multiple U.S. Coast Guard cutters and Canadian Naval vessels.
Answering The Call - Corpsmen Hone Battlefield Skill
Sun, 29 Apr 2018
When the cry went up that a corpsman was immediately needed for a casualty, students as well as instructors quickly realized that Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) program demanded their best. Anything less and the casualty became a fatality.
PATRIOT South 2018
Sun, 29 Apr 2018
PATRIOT South 2018 is a domestic operations disaster response training exercise conducted by National Guard units working in support of federal, state, and local emergency management agencies, and first responders on the Combat Readiness Training Center at Camp Shelby, Mississippi and surrounding areas during February 2018. More than 500 members of the National Guard, consisting of Soldiers and Airmen, will be participating along with local first responders, emergency management agencies, and relief organizations.
Former Army Secretary's Honor Guard Funeral
Sat, 28 Apr 2018
The U.S. Army Honor Guard, The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoon, and The U.S. Army Band, "Pershing’s Own", conduct the funeral of former Secretary of the Army Togo D. West, Jr. in Section 34 of Arlington National Cemetery, April 26, 2018. West served as both Secretary of the Army and Secretary of Veterans Affairs in the Clinton Administration, and was the second African-American to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs. West was also a Captain in the U.S. Army and the former General Counsel of the Navy in the Carter Administration.
Cyber Activities At The National Training Center
Sat, 28 Apr 2018
U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) is using the Cyber-Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) Support to Corps and Below (CSCB) program at the Army's Combat Training Centers to develop and test CEMA concepts and operational cyber support to those units. The lessons learned from CSCB support to the National Training Center’s rotational training units (RTUs), Opposing Forces (OPFOR) and Operations Group have resulted in numerous milestones including defensive cyber counterfire and systems that disrupt and neutralize unmanned aircraft systems (anti-UAS).
Defense Urban Terrain - Army AWG
Sat, 28 Apr 2018
Defense Urban Terrain presents new challenges to every U.S. Army soldier ... it's where the future fight will take place. Soldiers must be trained and prepared to operate in an environment of congested roadways, overflowing slums, and mazes of subterranean infrastructures, while minimizing civilian casualties ... which is central to the efforts of the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG).
2018 Military Child of the Year Award Recipients
Fri, 27 Apr 2018
Operation Homefront's 10th annual Military Child of the Year event in April 2018 honored seven military children with its prestigious ... 2018 Military Child of the Year Award ... who were recognized by senior military leaders, elected officials, celebrities, and other remarkable military children. The Military Child of the Year Award reflects the positive impact that these special young people have made on their military families, their schools, and their communities.
With Wings As Eagles - The Beginning
Fri, 27 Apr 2018
The 107th Attack Wing is one of the original units of the New York Air National Guard, having been allocated to the state of New York on May 24, 1946, shortly after the end of World War II. It was then on Dec. 8, 1948, that the 107th was given federal recognition and commenced flying operations with an initial strength of 100 Airmen assigned. Over the following 70 years, the 107th distinguished itself at home and in combat, and set many milestones and records along the way.
54 Hours Later - 'Marine' Title
Fri, 27 Apr 2018
The Crucible is a 54-hour culminating event recruits must go through to earn the title of United States Marine while training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. This event consists of several team-building activities and allows recruits to take on leadership roles by being the squad leaders of the challenges.
Fiesta At The Alamo
Thu, 26 Apr 2018
The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas serves as a patriotic background to Airmen with the 737th Training Group Drum and Bugle Corps performing for civilians and fellow troops on April 23, 2018. The performance was part of Fiesta San Antonio that started in 1891, growing into an annual celebration.
U.S. Navy's Commitment To Warfighting In The Information Age
Thu, 26 Apr 2018
The WEST 2018 IW pavilion on the exhibition floor demonstrated the Navy's commitment to warfighting in the information age through the use of speakers, panels, subject matter experts and capability displays from organizations including the Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare, Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. Tenth Fleet, Navy Information Forces Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Office of Naval Intelligence, Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence, and others.
USS Eisenhower Maritime and Theater Security Ops
Thu, 26 Apr 2018
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) and its carrier strike group conduct maritime and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations ... highlighting Ike's sailors involvement.
Burial-At-Sea Ceremony Aboard USS Harry S. Truman
Wed, 25 Apr 2018
Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Jedd Posadas, left, and Ens. Brian Williams participate in a burial-at-sea ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.
Reaching Final Orbit - Lt. Col. Scott Hermann
Wed, 25 Apr 2018
Late one evening in 1988, an airman basic F-16 avionics technician tinkered with the electronics systems in the cockpit of the jet fighter at the 50th Tactical Fighter Wing, Hahn Air Base, Germany. Wiping the sweat from his brow with the sleeve of his fatigues, he paused to gaze up into a starry night sky, contemplating how fortunate he was to have the job he had. He had no way of knowing the realm of space would be where he would end his career 30 years later.
Airmen Shoot For Excellence At Kadena
Wed, 25 Apr 2018
U.S. Air Force 18th Security Forces Squadron ensure airmen are always ready and proficient in Combat Arms through the M4 rifle qualification course at Kadena Air Base in Japan.
U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Training Collage
Tue, 24 Apr 2018
The U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Training Collage showcases four posters illustrating '4' different weeks of the 13 week recruit training program aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island (MCRD PI), South Carolina. The U.S. Marine Corps respective posters were created by Sgt. Jennifer J. Carrillo Castillo, Lance Cpl. Michelle L. Dolan, and Sgt. Karen J. Cruz.
New Way Of 'Dumb' Explosives Thinking
Tue, 24 Apr 2018
The Ottawa Treaty banning 'dumb' landmines caused a major capability gap in terrain shaping, area access and area denial, but it also created a massive possibility for innovation ... and teamwork between government and industry. Now, ARCIC, PEO Ammunition and industry are working together to develop a capability that will go far beyond dumb.
Army's Framework For Character Development
Tue, 24 Apr 2018
To teach soldiers the importance of character development in the Army. The white board animation is designed to provide the soldier with the knowledge of why character, competence, and commitment through life-long education, training, and experience matter. Character strengthens the resolve of Army professionals to live by and uphold the Army Ethic as consistently and faithfully demonstrated in decisions and actions.
U.S. Soldiers Honored In Germany
Mon, 23 Apr 2018
A German civilian holding an American flag greats U.S. vehicles assigned to 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, as they conduct a tactical road march from Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany to Hohenfels, Germany during Combined Resolve X.
Marine Corps FSD's Strip 8 Carries Heavy Duty Responsibilities
Mon, 23 Apr 2018
Thousands of Marine Corps assets come through Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., every year and every piece that comes in and out of the base, goes through Strip 8, not once but twice.
Father and Son Marines Fly Together
Mon, 23 Apr 2018
A very special flight for the father and son team, known by their fellow U.S. Marines as ... Big Mo and Little Mo ... being their only flight together as Marines ... before Master Gunnery Sgt. James Mocarski retires after 30 years of service and Sgt. Andrew Mocarski deploys with the 26th MEU.
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder Commissioned
Sun, 22 Apr 2018
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder mans the rails during the commissioning ceremony for the cutter in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. The new Fast Response Cutter is the Coast Guard’s 27th Sentinel class Fast Response Cutter and is the first of its class to be homeported in Atlantic Beach.
Vietnam War POW Recalls Return Home 45 Years Later
Sun, 22 Apr 2018
Stepping off the bus, recently freed American prisoners of war formed up from the tallest to shortest, stiff at attention facing Capt. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris and with a salute they defied their Vietnamese captors one final time ... They stood tall in defiance as a C-141 Heaven cargo aircraft in front of them prepared to bring the men home ... The now-retired Col. Harris recalled the moment he and his fellow POWs were released from captivity by American troops; and the moment seemed surreal to him. Harris spent 2,871 days in Vietnam as a POW after being shot down April 4, 1965, during a bombing run targeting the Thanh Hoa Bridge, one of the most important transportation routes the North Vietnamese had throughout the war.
Pilot Aircraft Qualifications Aboard USS Eisenhower
Sun, 22 Apr 2018
U.S. Navy and Marine Corps pilots assigned to Carrier Training Wing (CTW)1 conduct training aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (IKE) during the sustainment phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan.
Y2Kids Career Fair
Sat, 21 Apr 2018
The New York Air National Guard 105th Airlift Wing participated in Y2Kids at the U.S. Army’s 2nd Aviation Detachment in New Windsor, New York. School-aged kids from the community came to learn about different careers from the New York Army and Air National Guard to other U.S. Government agencies including Department of Agriculture and Civil Air Patrol.
Smart Aircraft
Sat, 21 Apr 2018
A drone directed by one or more Soldiers through uncontested skies is a thing of the past. Army aviation is developing collaborative and intelligent systems for manned and unmanned fleets in contested airspace.
Pararescue and CRO Students Certification Exercise
Sat, 21 Apr 2018
U.S. Air Force Pararescue and U.S. Army Combat Rescue Officer students conduct a joint a rescue certifying exercise testing their three years of specialized training that culminates with their certification and graduation.
WWII Bataan Death March Survivors
Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Commander-in-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S Keith Harman presents the WWII Bataan Death March survivors with coins of excellence at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The 26.2 mile course honors the thousands of American and Filipino Soldiers who defended the Philippines at the outbreak of World War II and were marched more than 60 miles into captivity.
Middle School Students Respond To Navy 'STEM' Challenge
Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Freedom Middle School students ... responding to a challenge by Navy scientists and engineers ... had four months to prepare their technological projects before face to face meetings and evaluations took place.
Soldiers Fire Paladin Howitzers
Fri, 20 Apr 2018
U.S. soldiers with Battery A, 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, fire M109A6 Paladin howitzers during a live fire exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area.
Airmen Free Fall Jump
Thu, 19 Apr 2018
U.S. Air Force Airmen perform a military free fall jump in Djibouti, April 17, 2018. The airmen are assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron and they are deployed in support of humanitarian aid and contingency operations in the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa area of responsibility.
USAF 45th Space Wing "Triad” Enables Space-Based Orbital-Defense Capability
Thu, 19 Apr 2018
On January 19, 2018 ... the fourth piece in the Space Based Infrared System, or SBIRS, was successfully launched into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, completing the SBIRS 'constellation' – a network of satellites allowing unparalleled defense capability for the United States.
Marines Conduct Water Charge Explosions
Thu, 19 Apr 2018
U.S. Marines make and use water charge explosives to breach a house at Methods of Entry School (MOES) on Marine Corps Base Quantico.
USS GHWB Flies Flag At Half-Mast For Barbara Bush
Wed, 18 Apr 2018
Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Brian Graham, left, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Caleb Chandler aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) conduct morning colors on the flight deck. The flag is being flown at half-mast to honor former First Lady Barbara Bush, wife of the ship’s namesake, who passed away April 17, 2018.
The Artificial Becomes Real
Wed, 18 Apr 2018
Thanks to advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI), human-agent teaming and machine learning, Soldiers will provide commanders with real-time information about the enemy gathered from a variety of different sources, including possible courses of action, which will help them to make better decisions in battle.
Weather Flight 100 OSS
Wed, 18 Apr 2018
The U.S. Air Force 100th Operations Support Squadron weather flight on RAF Mildenhall sure have their work cut out for them ... whether it is ... rain, snow, or sunshine ... these Airmen know exactly what's in store for the base and U.S. Air Force tankers up in the sky.
Gladiator Junior Wrestling At Marine Corps Air Station Futenma
Tue, 17 Apr 2018
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Luke Deornellis referees during the second Gladiator Junior Wrestling Okinawa Open Tournament at the Semper Fit Gym aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. The youth wrestlers met to build sportsmanship, mental strength and a passion for the sport of wrestling in a safe, competitive and friendly environment. The volunteer’s main focus was on helping develop the character of each wrestler.
Science and Technology Supporting Future Army Aviation
Tue, 17 Apr 2018
In the future, Army aviation systems will need to operate in an anti-access and area denial (A2AD) contested airspace against adversaries that have advanced capabilities that constrain freedom of maneuver. To be effective in these environments, future aviation systems will need extended range, increased situational awareness and higher speed to maneuver into positions of advantage, survive and engage the adversary.
Astronaut Virtual Training
Tue, 17 Apr 2018
U.S. Army Major and Astronaut Anne McClain conducts virtual training at NASA in Houston, Texas ... preparing her to operate missions that she may have to conduct while on the International Space Station.
Helping Fellow Team Ranger
Mon, 16 Apr 2018
A U.S. Army Ranger helps his fellow team Ranger during the 2018 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Georgia. The David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition is an annual event to determine the top-performing two-person Ranger team from units across the Army as well as other services.
Leadership Principles Of A Loyal Heretic
Mon, 16 Apr 2018
“A loyal heretic is a person loyal to the Nation, his service and mission while challenging the status quo in a constructive way,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Wiley Barnes, who uses the Webster Dictionary definition of heretic as “one who differs in opinion from an accepted belief or doctrine”.
Army Best Medic 2016 Competition - Air Assault and Casualty Evacuation
Mon, 16 Apr 2018
U.S. Army medics from across the Army compete in a grueling 72-hour competition at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Camp Bullis, Texas to be the Army's 2016 best medic team. The competition physically and intellectually challenges the two-soldier teams of Army medics in a simulated operational environment ... as they are required to do ... during an air assault to an objective that involves taking fire to recover a wounded Soldier (simulated) ... then move the casualty to cover; access and treat casualty; and, move casualty through a wooded area to stage for evacuation.
Cospas-Sarsat System Overview
Sun, 15 Apr 2018
The Cospas-Sarsat satellite system uses a combination of different satellites to detect and locate emergency beacons. The satellites relay the distress signals from the emergency beacons to a network of ground stations and ultimately to the U.S. Mission Control Center in Suitland, Maryland. The USMCC processes the distress signal and alerts the appropriate search and rescue authorities to who is in distress and, more importantly, where they are located.
Flying As Marine One
Sun, 15 Apr 2018
Ron Colyer has had many interesting designations in his 24 years of active service to our country in the United States Marine Corps ... including piloting Marine One with the President of United States aboard.
Iron Fist 2018 - Amphibious Reconnaissance
Sun, 15 Apr 2018
U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and Japanese Soldiers with the Western Army Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, conduct a helocast exercise providing transportation as the Marines practiced loading from land and offloading into the water as part of Exercise Iron Fist 2018. Helocasting allows reconnaissance teams to travel longer distances before being dropped off for their final advancement to an objective area.
Bringing In The Colors During Full Honors Funeral
Sat, 14 Apr 2018
A flag detail team brings in the colors during a full honors funeral ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The Air Force Honor Guard mobile training team visited the base to provide a 10-day standardized training course to 31 local honor guard Airmen. The goal is to ensure all honor guard units perform the required ceremonial procedures the same way throughout the Air Force.
Five Lessons for Success
Sat, 14 Apr 2018
Five lessons of success guided a grandson of a North Carolina sharecropper to the rank of two star Navy admiral and vice director for operations to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Coast Guard Helicopter Aircrews Training Off Of Neah Bay
Sat, 14 Apr 2018
Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Washington, MH-65 Dolphin aircrews conduct training off of Neah Bay. The Dolphin is certified for operation in all-weather and night-time operations, with three of the helicopters stationed in Port Angeles and 100 in use across the service.
Coastal Riverine Squadron Weapons Qualification Aboard Patrol Boat
Fri, 13 Apr 2018
Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Michael DeCesare, assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 4, Det. Guam, fires an M2 machine gun aboard a Mark VI patrol boat during a crew-served weapons qualification in the Philippine Sea. CRS-4, Det. Guam, assigned to Costal Riverine Group 1, Det. Guam, is capable of conducting maritime security operations across the full spectrum of naval, joint and combined operations.
Army MPs Increase Stealth, Enhance Skills At Allied Spirit
Fri, 13 Apr 2018
The U.S. Army gains the upper hand in identifying where threats are with the use of a lightweight small unmanned aerial system (SUAS), called the RQ-11 Raven ... as military policemen put to use during Allied Spirit VIII in Germany.
SEALs Work With NeuroTactical Research Team
Fri, 13 Apr 2018
The brain is the most complex organ in the body. But what do we know about brain health when a service member is experiencing regular blast exposure ... either through training or combat? The Navy SEALS are working with the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center and General Dynamics Health Solutions Neuro Tactical Research Team to better understand the effects of exposure that is already making a positive difference.
F/A-18C Hornet Flies Above USS Theodore Roosevelt
Thu, 12 Apr 2018
An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the Checkerboards of Marine Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312, flies above the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) that is underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.
Weather Forecasting Keeps The Mission's Future Clear
Thu, 12 Apr 2018
Have you ever walked into a dark room without a light? Would you travel somewhere new without any directions? There are many activities we can’t go into blindly, so when Cannon pilots prepare for flight, they need the help of 27th Special Operations Support Squadron weather forecasters to ensure their future is on the radar.
193 SOMDG Tactical Combat Casualty Care Training
Thu, 12 Apr 2018
The 193rd Special Operations Medical Group recently held their first ever tactical combat casualty care training course at Ft. Indiantown Gap. Instructors from Air Force Special Operations Command instructed prospective instructors during a week long course culminating on this day's practical exercise. Members from the 148th Air Support Operations Squadron helped with the realism of the exercise by providing JTACs, Striker vehicles, and blank weapons fire.
31st MEU All-Hands Formation
Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Sgt. Maj. Jim Lanham, sergeant major of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, stands before the 31st MEU during an all-hands formation aboard the USS Wasp (LHD-1) while underway in the Philippine Sea. As the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, the 31st MEU provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide range of military operations throughout the Indo-Pacific region.
USAF Lt. General Nowland Breaks Down Fundamentals of Service
Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Lt. Gen. Mark Nowland, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C, spoke at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-04’s graduation about the fundamentals of service.
Battle of Hue Vets Share Their Story
Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Vietnam War veterans from the Battle of Hue share their heart grabbing combat story 50 Years later aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City.
Ax Marks Paratroopers' Spot
Tue, 10 Apr 2018
A soldier hoists a battle axe in the air to mark the finish line for paratroopers as they finish a 2.2-mile run and prepare their weapons for simulated battle during training in Italy.
Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer Recognized By President Trump
Tue, 10 Apr 2018
Troy Ramsdell, a native of Lindale, California, is not a household name, but his name is familiar to the Commander-in-Chief Donald Trump.
Army Best Medic 2016 Competition - Buddy Run and Road March
Tue, 10 Apr 2018
U.S. Army medics from across the Army compete in a grueling 72-hour competition at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Camp Bullis, Texas to be the Army's 2016 best medic team. The competition physically and intellectually challenges the two-soldier teams of Army medics in a simulated operational environment ... as they are required to do in the ... Buddy Run and Road March.
A Better 'Reality'
Mon, 09 Apr 2018
Technologies to enhance what Soldiers ‘see’ in complex, congested environments promise to improve the information available to make decisions quickly.
Coast Guard Medal Presented To Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Hylkema
Mon, 09 Apr 2018
Rear Adm. David Throop, commander Coast Guard 13th District, presents the Coast Guard Medal to Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Hylkema, a boatswain's mate at Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, during a ceremony held at the station's base in Westport, Washington, April 6, 2018. Hylkema jumped into 18 to 20-foot breaking surf during the rescue of the master of the sailing vessel Grace on the night of October 6, 2016.
Marine Corps Shooting Team
Mon, 09 Apr 2018
U.S. Marines attached to the Marine Corps Shooting Team participate in quarterly competitions aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico and across the nation. The Marine Corps Shooting Team includes a higher level of marksmanship skills and techniques derived from annual training.
New "Patriots" Section
Sun, 08 Apr 2018
Patriots ... a major new feature of USA Patriotism! ... is now available allowing visitors to submit their "own" creative patriotic expressions that can be a video; photo/image; poem; and/or, article (story/essay) with listing in Patriots. And it can be done with a smart phone.
World-Class Tech, According To Plan
Sun, 08 Apr 2018
The technologies in this future multidomain battle scenario may seem far-fetched, but the Army’s primary science and technology arm, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, is developing many of them now.
Forged by the Sea - BMCS Ed Bennet
Sun, 08 Apr 2018
U.S. Navy Senior Chief Boatsain's Mate Ed Bennet, of Old Town Main, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) deck department, shares his naval experiences of how he was forged by the sea.
Dignified Arrival Ceremony In Honor Of Fallen Major Andreas B. O’Keeff
Sun, 08 Apr 2018
MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., honor guard Airmen perform a dignified arrival ceremony April 4, 2018 at Tampa international Airport in honor of fallen Major Andreas B. O’Keeffe. O’Keefe was an HH-60 Pave Hawk pilot assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing who passed away in a crash in western Iraq.
USS Nebraska launches Trident II D5 Missile
Sat, 07 Apr 2018
An unarmed Trident II D5 missile launches from the ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, as part of a Navy Strategic Systems Programs test.
Air Force, Army Developing Multidomain Doctrine
Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Air Force Gen. James M. Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, said he is working closely with Gen. David G. Perkins, commander of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, to develop the concept a new AirLand Battle Doctrine.
Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team
Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Scenes of the Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team at Langley Air Force Base that performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft. The team also teams up with Air Force Heritage flight exhibiting the professional qualities the Air Force develops in the people who fly, maintain and support these aircraft.
Marines Arm A Venom
Fri, 06 Apr 2018
Marines arm a UH-1Y Venom helicopter during a weapons and tactics instructor course at the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range in California.
COBRA DANE Radar: Protecting The U.S. From Abroad
Fri, 06 Apr 2018
The COBRA DANE radar, a single faced ground-based, phased-array radar at Eareckson Air Station, Alaska, is a large and powerful radar located on the island of Shemya, in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands, that can detect objects up to 2,000 miles away.
Army Best Medic 2016 Competition - Body Drag
Fri, 06 Apr 2018
U.S. Army medics from across the Army compete in a grueling 72-hour competition at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Camp Bullis, Texas to be the Army's 2016 best medic team. The competition physically and intellectually challenges the two-soldier teams of Army medics in a simulated operational environment ... as they are required to access a casualty and get the injured soldier to the top floor of a building for an awaiting MEDAVAC flight. Teams with the fastest time win.
Abrams Tanks Fires Main Gun
Thu, 05 Apr 2018
U.S. Army troopers with Delta Tank Company, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, fire their main gun round at a target during unit gunnery, at Fort Stewart, GA. This gunnery marked the first time 2nd ABCT Troopers fired their newly received M1A1-SA Abrams Tanks since the brigade converted from a light to an armored brigade combat team.
Reserve Marines Test Their Limits In Exercise Nordic Frost 18
Thu, 05 Apr 2018
In the mountainous terrain of northern Vermont, where temperatures drop below freezing and the snow covers the landscape, Marines were pushed to their limits as they battled against the extreme winter weather.
Marine Air-Ground Task Force Mission
Thu, 05 Apr 2018
A break down of all of the elements of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF). The MAGTF is comprised of four deployable elements, the Command Element, Ground Combat Element, Aviation Combat Element and the Logistics Combat Element.
Goodbye Coast Guard Cutter Sherman
Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Coast Guard Cutter Sherman crewmembers lay ashore during the Sherman’s decommissioning ceremony in Honolulu. The Sherman was the last remaining active Coast Guard war ship to have sunk an enemy ship in combat when its crew sank a North Vietnamese naval trawler during the Vietnam War by firing eight rounds from its 5” gun in 30 seconds.
Missile Guided Musician
Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Music can mean different things to different people, but to Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Charles Hendrickson, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), music is a chance to inspire people and a motivator for accomplishing goals and dreams in life.
Bataan Amphibious Ready Group 2017 Deployment
Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Highlights of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group's 2017 deployment through August. The ready group consists of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
F-16 Mission Flight Over Afghanistan
Tue, 03 Apr 2018
U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Fighter Wing, takes off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
Inside Corporal’s Course
Tue, 03 Apr 2018
“I am the backbone of the United States Marine Corps. I am the Marine non-commissioned officer,” corporals and a select few lance corporals stand proud as they begin to recite the non-commissioned officers creed during their Corporal’s Course graduation ceremony aboard amphibious assault ship USS America.
Bagram Airfield Conducts Base Defense & Mascal Exercise
Tue, 03 Apr 2018
Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan conducted a base defense and mass casualty exercise during January 2018 ... testing the response of... (1) base security and Craig Joint Theater Hospital personnel; and, (2) agencies to multiple injury types in a fast-paced/intensive environment with various nationalities and language barriers.
Burial At Sea Honors
Mon, 02 Apr 2018
Sailor renders honors after committing cremains to the sea during a burial-at-sea ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush.
SSgt. Christopher Lewis Awarded Silver Star For Mosul Heroics
Mon, 02 Apr 2018
Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Lewis, a combat controller with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, was awarded the Silver Star Medal during a ceremony hosted by Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command for his actions during the Mosul offensive in 2016.
Army Sniper School
Mon, 02 Apr 2018
Soldiers participate in the U.S. Army's Sniper School at Fort Benning, Georgia during August and September in 2017. The soldiers training involves ... familiarizing themselves with their rifles; learning how to add vegetation to their Ghillie Suits to achieve maximum concealment; getting wet and dirty as they prep their Ghillie Suits; and, learning how to stalk through the forest.
VMGR-352 Ceremonial Anniversary Formation Flight
Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Three KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conduct a ceremonial formation flight for the VMGR-352 75th anniversary at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California.
"Checkmate" To PTSD
Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Going to war on a battlefield could be compared to a game of chess. Strategic moves are needed to advance and conquer. Staff Sgt. Patrick Barrington was no pawn in this chess game called life.
2nd Recon Marines Train For Deployment
Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Marines with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division honed their skills during pre-deployment training at Fort Stewart, Georgia during November-December 2017. The training included reconnaissance and surveillance missions and limited scale raids, as well as marksmanship ranges and live-fire and maneuver exercises.
Honoring Hulk - Army Bomb-Sniffing Dog
Sat, 31 Mar 2018
The custom agents with the 236th Military Police Company, Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade pose with Hulk, a bomb detection dog with the American K-9 Detection Services, at the Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan customs office.
Following The Paper Trail To Identify Threats
Sat, 31 Mar 2018
It may sound fictitious, but researchers for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Chemical and Biological Technologies Department are using paper and glass to improve chemical and biological agent detection capabilities for our nation’s warfighters.
Advanced Naval Technology Exercise 2017
Sat, 31 Mar 2018
Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) is conducted annually in order to test new technology with an assortment of academic, industry and navy participants. The 2017 event involved a series of live exercises that primarily focused on intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), mine warfare (MIW) and mine countermeasures (MCM). More than 700 personnel participated in the event, which also featured 11 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), nine unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), 28 unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and two unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs).
Canine Explosive Detection Fom Above
Fri, 30 Mar 2018
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Cory Sumner and his canine partner Feco, assigned to the Maritime Safety and Security Team 91105 based in Alameda, Calif., conduct a vertical delivery and hoisting exercise with an Air Station San Francisco aircrew aboard a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter during a Canine Explosive Detection program demonstration on Coast Guard Island in Alameda.
STARBASE Rolling With Robots For Cheyenne Youth
Fri, 30 Mar 2018
Cheyenne fifth-graders are a lucky bunch, especially if they have an affinity for technology, science and robots. As part of the National Guard-sponsored STARBASE Academy, fifth-graders are introduced to robotics along with other science, technology, engineering and math subjects and activities. Some of them have gone on to join robotics teams and to compete with their creations through their high school years. They are introduced to robotics via LEGO FV3 machines at STARBASE. The students, who spend four days at the academy, learn to build and program the entry-level robots as part of the curriculum.
Thunderdome 18-01
Fri, 30 Mar 2018
Exercise Thunderdome 18-01 tests the 4th Fighter Wing's readiness and ability to operate in a contingency operation. The exercise is designed to keep Airmen in a warrior mindset and sharpen tactics, techniques and procedures to prevent unnecessary loss of life or injury in the event of a real-world incident.
Honoring Fallen Rescue Wing, NY Air National Guard Pilot
Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Major Christopher "Tripp" Zanetis, a pilot with the 101st Rescue Squadron, 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard is honored during a procession led by the Fire Department of New York through lower Manhattan. Major Zanetis lost his life close to the Iraq/Syrian border when his aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crashed near the city of Al-Qa'im. Zanetis was a member of the New York City Fire Department.
Fairchild Huey Reaches 18,000 Flight Hours
Thu, 29 Mar 2018
UH-1N Huey number 6648 arrived at Fairchild Air Force Base in April of 1971 and has flown all of its missions from here since ... achieving more than 18,000 flight hours ... the most flight hours for this airframe in the U.S. Air Force.
Best Medic 2016 Competition - Repel and MEDAVAC
Thu, 29 Mar 2018
U.S. Army medics from across the Army compete in a grueling 72-hour competition at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Camp Bullis, Texas to be the Army's 2016 best medic team. The competition physically and intellectually challenges the two-soldier teams of Army medics in a simulated operational environment ... as they compete in the Repel and MEDAVAC.
Flag Raising Ceremony At Naval MOC
Wed, 28 Mar 2018
AGC Jason Archibald and AGC Chad Collier raise the flag at a flag raising ceremony at the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command headquarters flagpole at Stennis Space Center with the Chief Petty Officers of all the Naval Oceanography commands at Stennis.
"12 Strong" Offers A Unique View Into Special Operations
Wed, 29 Mar 2018
Soldiers and families from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, joined ROTC, recruits, and Future Soldiers from around the state at Carey Theater to watch an exclusive viewing “12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers,” which tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11.
Supporting The Marine Warfighter - MCAS Pendleton
Wed, 28 Mar 2018
Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton maintains the facilities, equipment and properties by conducting training and operations in support of I Marine Expeditionary Force, base tenants and international partners. Every minute of flight time has hundreds of Marines supporting the effort.
Mountain Troops Winter Challenge
Wed 28 Mar 2018
U.S. Marines participate in the main touring event at the Mountain Troops Winter Challenge 2018, an international mountain infantry skills and tactics competition, in Chamrousse, France.
Wingman Is First Step Toward Weaponized Robotics
Tue, 27 Mar 2018
The Army’s first armed and unmanned ground vehicle is in the works. "The Wingman technology developed today will be foundational for tomorrow’s advanced fighting vehicles," said Dr. Robert Sadowski, TARDEC chief roboticist. "The Wingman technology will extend the warfighters’ reach and direct-fire engagement range, allowing our Soldiers to dominate more terrain while keeping them out of harm’s way."
Sailors Aboard Riverine Patrol Boat
Tue, 27 Mar 2018
Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 2, aboard a MK VI patrol boat, conduct a training exercise of the coast of Guam. CRS-2, assigned to Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1 Detachment Guam, is capable of conducting maritime security operations across the full spectrum of naval, joint and combined operations. Further, it provides additional capabilities of port security, embarked security, and theater security cooperation around the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
Snowy Caisson Platoon Procession At Arlington
Mon, 26 Mar 2018
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the Caisson Platoon of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as “The Old Guard,” support a funeral during heavy snowfall at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
Airman Earns Award From Every Branch Of Service
Mon, 26 Mar 2018
Not many people can say they’ve received awards from every branch of service in the military. Through hard work, dedication and a love for his job, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ryan Folks, 192nd Medical Group health systems specialist, 149th Fighter Squadron medical element NCO in charge, and aerospace medical services technician, achieved just that.
CyberPatriot Challenge ... For Students
Mon, 26 Mar 2018
The U.S. Air Force CyberPatriot Challenge offers middle and high school students a chance to learn not only valuable tech skills, but also leadership and teamwork ... as students experience in San Angelo, Texas.
Coast Guard Cutter Venturous Returns Home
Sun, 25 Mar 2018
Family and friends of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous crew wave to crewmembers returning home to St. Petersburg, Florida. The crew of the Venturous returned to homeport after a 60-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
Cousins In Arms - A Shared Service
Sun, 25 Mar 2018
Nathaniel Layton grew up in Greenville, Tennessee, just a half-hour away from Knoxville, Tennessee, where his cousin, Patrick May, lived. Although the boys only met once growing up, today they are closer than ever and owe their chance to grow together, personally and professionally, to the Army.
Paratroopers Airborne Op At Juliet Drop Zone
Sun, 25 Mar 2018
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct an airborne operation from a U.S. Air Force 86th Air Wing C-130 Hercules aircraft at Juliet Drop Zone in Pordenone, Italy.
Practical & Tactical: Form Follows Function To Undermine Threats
Sat, 24 Mar 2018
"Form following function" is the modernists' principle that the shape of something should be primarily based upon its intended function or purpose. Unfortunately, that is not always the case when it comes to warfighter uniforms. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Chemical and Biological Technologies Department is changing that with their new chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) fully encapsulated hazmat suit, which balances innovation with form and function.
Flag Honors For Retired General's Interment
Sat, 24 Mar 2018
Airmen fold an American flag over the casket of retired Brig. Gen. Belisario J. Flores during his interment ceremony at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.
Marine Corps Recruit Training - 4th Phase
Sat, 24 Mar 2018
The Marine Corps has reorganized a portion of the current 13-week recruit training to afford drill instructors additional time to mentor and lead new Marines. Among the slight modifications, recruits will tackle the Crucible, the demanding 54-hour challenge, a week earlier and then spend the final two weeks of training as 'Marines' The Crucible remains the culminating events for recruits as the earn the title 'Marine".
Next Generation Of Army Combat Vehicles
Fri, 23 Mar 2018
The next generation of Army combat vehicles will need to include manned, unmanned and optionally manned variants that include the most advanced protection, mobility, lethality and power generation capabilities to ensure that our Soldiers can survive first contact and defeat any adversary.
Coastal Riverine Sailors Conduct Patrol Boat Exercise
Fri, 23 Mar 2018
Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 3 MKVI Patrol Boats conduct towing exercise as part of unit level training provided by Coastal Riverine Group 1 Training and Evaluation Unit.
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Sailors
Fri, 23 Mar 2018
U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 conducts mine countermeasures, counter-improvised explosive device operations, renders safe explosive hazards and disarms underwater explosives such as mines.
Fighting The Odds To Achieve Success On USS Bonhomme Richard
Thu, 22 Mar 2018
It was the first day of a typical underway for Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), as the ship departed Sasebo, Japan and headed for the open sea in preparations for unit-level training with Afloat Training Group Western Pacific ... After night fell and as the day crew exchanged duties with the night check, the “city” was suddenly enveloped in total darkness and almost deafening silence.
Reconnaissance Marines Conduct Raid On Guam
Thu, 22 Mar 2018
U.S. Marines with Force Reconnaissance Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force; British Royal Marines with J Company, 42 Commando and Sailors with Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit 5 conduct raids training with a section of MH-60Ss from Helicopter Sea Combat 25 on Guam.
B-52 Stratofortress At RAF Fairford
Thu, 22 Mar 2018
B-52 Stratofortress aircraft deployed from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota taxi and take off from RAF Fairford, England in support of bomber assurance and deterrence operations. The deployment of strategic bombers to the United Kingdom helps exercise United States Air Forces in Europe's forward operating location for bombers.
Virtual Reality Adaptive Flight Training Study
Wed, 21 Mar 2018
A team of student researchers from Air Command and Staff College, Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, conducted an Adaptive Flight Training Study at Columbus AFB, Mississippi, to aid in the Air Force’s advancement in training and education through virtual reality.
Dog Face Soldiers March In St. Patrick's Day Parade
Wed, 21 Mar 2018
Lt. Col. Theodore Leonard, commander of 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, leads a formation of Dog Face Soldiers while marching in the 2018 St. Patrick's Day parade in Savannah, Georgia.
Artillery Cannon Crewmember
Wed, 21 Mar 2018
An artillery cannon crewmember (13B) works with the howitzer cannon that supports infantry and tank units during combat, and plays crucial roles in the Army’s success on the battlefield, which includes soldiers of the Army National Guard ... with one sharing his proud experience.

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