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Rescue Swimmer - Vertical Surface Training
Wed, 24 Apr 2019
Aircrew members from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco lower a rescue swimmer towards the cliffs of Mori Point in Pacifica, California, during vertical surface cliff rescue training.
Secret To BUD/S Under Colossal Rock
Wed, 24 Apr 2019
"The secret to BUD/S is under this rock” is engraved on a 2,000-pound boulder that rests in a curious location ... Just before graduating in 2004, class 250 students moved it from some unknown location to the middle of a parking lot at Naval Special Warfare Center, home to the BUD/S training facility.
480th EFS Flight Training In Portugal
Wed, 24 Apr 2019
U.S. Air Force 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron conducts flying deployment training with the Portuguese Air Force at Monte Real Air Base, Portugal. The training involves F-16s take offs and hot pit refueling.
USAFA Men's Lacrosse Team With Old Glory
Tue, 23 Apr 2019
U.S. Air Force Academy's Time Baker holds Old Glory as he leads teammates onto the field prior to a lacrosse game against the University of Richmond on at Falcon Stadium.
Growing Up Military
Tue, 23 Apr 2019
Simply a weed to many, the true significance of the dandelion is known to few. Just as the dandelion seeds float on a breeze and bloom wherever they land, military children display the same resilience and tenacity to thrive in any environment.
Rock Hammer 2019 - Cao Malnisio Range
Tue, 23 Apr 2019
U.S. Paratroopers and Italian Army Forces conduct Rock Hammer Exercise in the night with the Deployable Instrumentation System Europe at Cao Malnisio Range, Pordenone, Italy.
The Oak Ridge Boys - Patriotism In Branson
Mon, 22 Apr 2019
Country Music Legends and Hall of Fame inductees ... The Oak Ridge Boys ... perform for an enthusiastic patriotic audience in Branson, Missouri at the Mansion Theatre during Veterans Week in November 2018. Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades.
Active Marine Visits WWII Female Marine Veteran
Mon, 22 Apr 2019
Staff Sgt. Nicholas Ranum from Marine Corps Recruiting Station Milwaukee bonded with Ruth Voight-Holman, a 96 year old Marine World War II Veteran, during an enjoyable visit with her at Lasata Senior Living Campus in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
Marine Attack Squadron 231 - 100 Valiant Years
Mon, 22 Apr 2019
A look at the U.S. Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 231 unit's valiant 100 year history providing air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities since February 1919.
Kids Enjoy Easter Egg Hunt
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Airmen and their families enjoy time together while at an Easter egg hunt put on by the 104th Fighter Wing Airman and Family Readiness Group at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts.
Cross Deck Training
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
The open ocean is a vast and sometimes unpredictable area in which the world’s navies operate. Maritime forces must often rely on helping hands from allies to complete missions.
Coast Guard Assists NOAA In Whale Disentanglement
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
The Coast Guard assisted National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration members in disentangling a humpback whale off Maui, Hawaii. The sub-adult mammal was freed of an estimated 500 feet of heavy gauge line with a buoy.
USS Charleston Completes Maiden Voyage
Sat, 20 Apr 2019
The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) sails through San Diego Bay in transit to the ship’s Naval Base San Diego homeport, successfully completing the ship's maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.
First Term Airman - Failing My Way To Success
Sat, 20 Apr 2019
First term Airman ... A term for many Airmen that carries moments of success, failure, disorientation, and most importantly... questions.
Navy To NASCAR
Sat, 20 Apr 2019
Jesse Iwuji is a lieutenant in the Navy Reserve. He is also a professional race car driver. He began racing as a hobby while he attended the U.S. Naval Academy, and made his pro debut in 2015 while still on active duty.
Soldiers Conduct The Green Mile
Fri, 19 Apr 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers participate in the Green Mile physical endurance course during week three of the Jungle Operations Training Course at the Lightning Academy, Wahiawa, Hawaii.
Soldiers Learn To Ski At Cold-Weather Ops Course
Fri, 19 Apr 2019
In each class for the Cold-Weather Operations Course at Fort McCoy, students receive approximately 16 hours of training in skiing ... one of the longest lengths of training time allotted for a skill set in the course.
USAF 27th Special Ops Group - Air Power Mission
Fri, 19 Apr 2019
The 27th Special Operations Group of Cannon Air Force Base conducts an air power training mission in cooperation with Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Marine Recruits - Basic Warrior Training
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
U.S Marine Corps recruits with Papa Company prepare to do the Day Movement Course during Basic Warrior Training at Paige Field on Parris Island.
Four Future Trends In Tactical Network Modernization
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
U.S. forces continue to advance their tactical networks to counter emerging cyber and electronic warfare attack threats along with enabling new forms of maneuver and maintain integration with military information technology services available stateside ... all while taking advantage of rapid innovation from the commercial information technology industry.
MRAP Vehicle Live-Fire
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
A .50-caliber machine gun mounted on a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle maintained by soldiers with Task Force Alamo, Texas National Guard, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Djibouti, fire rounds at a target at a military range in Djibouti.
Worksite Enforcement Operation - CVE
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
As part of an ongoing criminal investigation, special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations executed criminal search warrants at CVE Technology Group Inc. and four of its staffing companies.
Marine Rifle Squads Get Upgraded Night Vision Devices
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
An updated helmet-mounted night vision system is beginning to make its way to Marine Corps infantry units, enhancing the Marines' lethality and situational awareness in reduced visibility.
Marines Conduct Ice-Breaking - White Claymore 19
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, test their ability to keep calm and use proper methods to get out of the freezing water in case of broken ice during Exercise White Claymore in Bardufoss, Norway.
Cuban Migrants Interdiction
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo smallboat crew interdicts a 30-foot center console approximately 41 miles south of Key West. Ten Cuban nationals were transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton crew and to be transferred back to their home of origin.
Trump Pledges To Protect America From Any Enemy Missile
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
President Donald J. Trump talks about the vital importance of missile defense in a time of rapidly evolving threats from around the world at the 2019 Missile Defense Review.
Air Force 90th Missile Wing
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming is home to the 90th Missile Wing (Mighty Ninety) that operates Minuteman III (LGM-30G) ICBMs on full alert 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
Cherry Blossoms Flyover
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
A U.S. Air Force 459th Airlift Squadron UH-1N Iroquoise helicopter flies over cherry blossom trees at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
Rescue Squads Joint 'Spin-Up' For The Joint Fight
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
When lives are on the line, there is no margin for error ... and for a group of Air Force Combat Search and Rescue personnel, their razor thin life-saving operations were put to the test as they mobilized to Avon Park Air Force Range.
Soldiers Conduct Raider Lightning 2019
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Soldiers with the Tennessee Army National Guard perform winter live-fire training exercises including under snowstorm conditions during Operation Raider Lightning at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland.
Boston Surge
Sun, 14 Apr 2019
During Navy Recruiting Commands' Boston Surge evolution, recruiters speak to a student of Wayland High School about opportunities in the Navy during a scheduled visit.
Training For The Future
Sun, 14 Apr 2019
Force 2025 and beyond will need a new training system to thrive in ambiguity and chaos ... the synthetic training environment. The Army’s picking up speed to get there.
Marines Conduct Jet Fuel Fire Containment Drills
Sun, 14 Apr 2019
Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Marines conduct jet fuel fire containment drills at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar to maintain their proficiency in extinguishing aircraft fires and responding to emergencies on the flight line.
Old Guard Fife and Drum Corp - Cherry Blossom Festival Parade
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Soldiers from The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps assigned to 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) participate in The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.
Thunderbird Training Flight - Capt. Michelle Curran
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Air Force Thunderbird 6, Capt. Michelle Curran, Opposing Solo, performs a training flight over the Creech Air Force Base training range.
Marine Pilot Delivers First, Last Production-Era Venom
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
When a UH-1Y Venom comes off the production line, it weighs more than 11,800 pounds. During the helicopter’s production phase, Marine Corps Lt. Col. Eric Strong has delivered that weight many times. Most significantly, he played a leading role in the program’s historic bookend deliveries.
Marine Recruits Body Spar
Fri, 12 Apr 2019
Recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, body spar during the crucible at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC.
New Special Warfare TISC Dedicated To Special Tactics Founder
Fri, 12 Apr 2019
The Special Warfare Technical Integration Support Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida is dedicated to Col. John T. Carney, the roots of Special Tactics. The center is tasked with integrating technologies, ensuring interoperability and providing updates and training on communication equipment that Special Tactics operators use.
2019 Brick by Brick - LEGO Shipbuilding
Fri, 12 Apr 2019
Hampton Roads Naval Museum hosts the 8th Annual Lego Brick by Brick Shipbuilding event in Norfolk, Virginia. More than 110 Sailors from 14 commands helped organize the event, provide information to visitors and show kids how to build Lego models based on both historic and present-day Navy ships.
Large Groups of Immigrants Arrive In El Paso
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
U.S. Border Patrol Agents, including members of U.S. Border Patrol's BORSTAR teams (in tactical uniforms) provide food, water and medical screening to scores of migrants at a processing center after crossing the international border between the United States and Mexico in El Paso, Texas.
Airborne Brigade Leaders Prove Prowess In Alpine Passage
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
Leaders from across the 173rd Airborne Brigade came together to experience rigorous professional development and build interoperability with Italian allies while summiting the 2,700 meters of snow covered Monte Tonale in Northern Italy.
Army Howitzer Crew In Afghanistan
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
U.S. Army soldiers from the 212th Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Division continue to be “Best in Show” by honing their skills while training on their M777 Howitzers. They provide effective artillery fire in eastern Afghanistan.
Students Learn About Coast Guard During DARE Day
Wed, 10 Apr 2019
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Matthew Poore, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter pilot stationed at Barbers Point, answers questions from students during a DARE rally at Kaunakakai Elementary School on Molokai, Hawaii.
The Amphibious Tip Of The Spear
Wed, 10 Apr 2019
Amphibious warfare is the cornerstone of how the Marine Corps trains and fights. For Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) crewmen or Amtrackers as they are often identified, the role is critical and contributes immensely to the Marine Corps warfighting capability.
Battle Up!
Wed, 10 Apr 2019
For Marines, the fighting spirit burns bright long past service, because as long as there are battles that need to be won, there will always be Marines.
U.S. Airmen Participate In Vigorous Warrior 19
Tue, 09 Apr 2019
U.S. Airmen from the 86th Medical Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany participate in a multinational medical exercise drill with partners from Norway during Vigorous Warrior 19, Cincu Military Base, Romania.
USAF TSgt. Cam Kelsch Awarded Silver Star For Afghan Ambush
Tue, 09 Apr 2019
Family, friends and U.S. service members gathered as U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Vincent Becklund, deputy commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presented the Silver Star Medal to U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cam Kelsch, an ST Tactical Air Control Party operator assigned to the 17th Special Tactics Squadron, during a ceremony at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum for his heroics during an ambush by enemy forces in Afghanistan.
Largest Fleet of MQ-9s In The World
Tue, 09 Apr 2019
The U.S. Air Force 62nd Expeditionary Attack Squadron at Kandahar Airfield operates the largest fleet of MQ-9s in the world performing launch and recovery assets. This unique mission requires both Airmen and civilians to work together to ensure success.
Mike Walker - Music In Human Form
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Mike Walker is music in Human Form. Whether he’s singing his own music or doing one of his impressions of 50+ well known stars ... you will be totally entertained by the must see performer ... as he did during November 2018 Veterans Week in Branson, Missouri.
Fingerprints To Convicts ... Tracking Down The Enemy
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Bagram Airfield’s Afghanistan Captured Material Exploitation laboratory, is the only forensic operating lab in theater providing critical analysis to identify force protection threats and enable host nation criminal prosecutions.
KFOR Units Train Over Kosovo
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Multi-National Battle Group - East (KOFR) units involving the U.S. Army train to stay prepared to rapidly deploy throughout Kosovo in order to prevent any threat to a Safe and Secure environment and Freedom of Movement.
Small-Craft Attack Aboard USS Carney
Sun, 07 Apr 2019
Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Jamil Brassier, left, and Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Kevin Amador simulate firing a .50-caliber machine gun during a small craft attack exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney during exercise Joint Warrior 19-1.
Naval Station Rota’s Military Working Dogs
Sun, 07 Apr 2019
It’s easy to view dogs as cute and cuddly, but watching one take down a full grown man may change your mind. The Master-at-Arms dog handlers aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain have a slightly different job than teaching Lassie how to sit and roll over.
All-Marine Wrestling Team Conducts Clinics At High Schools
Sun, 07 Apr 2019
U.S. Marines assigned to the All-Marine Wrestling Team visit numerous high schools in the southern Washington and Oregon Area to conduct wrestling clinics in December 2018. The team's goal was to help foster a greater relationship with local schools and athletes while providing young men and women the opportunity to experience what the Marine Corps has to offer.
Stevon A. Booker - Distinguished Service Cross Recipient
Sat, 06 Apr 2019
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Stevon A. Booker was presented posthumously the Distinguished Service Cross on April 5, 2019 ... for his heroic action during the initial ground assault into Baghdad, Iraq, known as the Thunder Run. Staff Sgt. Booker was killed in action on April 5, 2003, while returning fire during combat operations as his unit (1-64 Armor) attacked into the heart of the city.
Special Forces Group Soldiers Train For The Worst
Sat, 06 Apr 2019
When Capt. Andrew took his Green Beret combat dive team to Blythe for annual training, he had one priority in mind ... save lives. Andrew knew his team’s ability to survive during waterborne infiltration missions overseas would increase with specialized swift water rescue training.
Battles of Trenton and Princeton Involved Marines
Sat, 06 Apr 2019
General George Washington and his Continental Army including Marines ... crossed the Delaware River on December 25, 1776 to engage British forces (German mercenaries) in Trenton, New Jersey on December 26th and then in early January 1777 defeated British forces in the Battle of Princeton. Both victories were critical in saving the revolution and winning Independence.
Golden Knights Perform At "Thunder Over The Bay"
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
The U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team perform at the “Thunder Over The Bay” Air Show at Travis Air Force Base, California in March 2019.
Digital Guardians - Installation Cyber Security
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Due to technology’s exponential growth, access to powerful computers and dynamic software has become increasingly easier for a wide margin of people to obtain. As a result of sensitive information being distributed digitally, cyber attacks have become more prevalent as technology progresses. The U.S. Air Force has its own team of professionals that ensure its virtual assets and information are protected ... cyber security technicians.
SMWDC - Lethal, Ready, Capable ... Own the Fight!
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) is one of five of the U.S. Navy's Warfighting Development Centers with a mission to increase the lethality and tactical proficiency of the Surface Force across all domains.
Marines Fire and Maneuver
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
U.S. Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division ... engage targets; throw grenades; fire an M72 Light Anti-Tank Weapon; and, move to cover ... during a fire-and-maneuver training drill at Range 217 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Bound By Blood, Serving By Choice
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
Eight years since last seeing each other, two brothers from Central Valley, California, cross paths at a remote West Texas location, nestled between mountain ranges and riddled with desert shrub. The setting is all too familiar for the pair, which have spent more years apart than together.
Air Force Security Forces - Weapons Training
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
The 192nd Security Forces squadron train with both live fire and simulated ammunition in various locations in Virginia. The training took place in a controlled environment with dye-marking cartridges that can be used to determine where a target or person gets hit, and allows Airmen to safely engage each other for a more realistic simulation of being under fire.
Coast Guardsmen Receive Air Medal For Heroics
Wed, 03 Apr 2019
Seven U.S. Coast Guardsmen received the Air Medal for meritorious achievement at an award ceremony at Air Station Atlantic City New Jersey. Four were awarded for heroics during Hurricane Harvey and three were awarded for heroics in medevacing a heart attack victim 60 miles off shore.
One Air Station’s Herculean Efforts To Stop Drug Smugglers
Wed, 03 Apr 2019
It was completely dark in the middle of the Caribbean Sea on the evening of October 3, 2018. Dense bands of cloud shrouded the moon, obscuring all light with storms intermittently rumbled to life, dampening the darkness with sheets of rain. Five thousand feet above the sea, a large white airplane sliced through the gloom, its telltale orange stripe and Coast Guard shield obscured by the shadows.
Coast Guard Cutter Pendant Breaks Ice
Wed, 03 Apr 2019
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Pendant, a Boston based 65-foot Small Harbor Tug, breaks ice around fuel terminals located on the Weymouth Fore River providing a safe, efficient, and navigable waterway system that supports domestic commerce and international trade.
Patriot Jet Team - Thunder Over The Bay
Tue, 02 Apr 2019
The Patriot Jet Team performs an aerial demonstration with the Czech-built Aero L-39 Albatros aircraft during the “Thunder Over The Bay” Air Show at Travis Air Force Base, California. The Patriots Jet Team is a civilian aerobatic formation team that performs in air shows across the western United States of America.
Membrane To A Cell
Tue, 02 Apr 2019
Marine Corps security forces operate like the membrane to a cell. They hold all working components safely inside reinforced walls, only allowing approved and registered personnel access and providing protection from the ever-present threat on the exterior.
Rock Hammer 2019 - Dandolo Range At Night
Tue, 02 Apr 2019
U.S. Paratroopers and Italian Army Forces conduct Rock Hammer Exercise in the night with the Deployable Instrumentation System Europe at Dandolo Range, Pordenone, Italy.
Month of the Military Child
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
April is designated as the Month of the Military Child by the Department of Defense Education Activity ... underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. The Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.
Inside The Looming Tower
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Air traffic controllers from the 54th Operations Support Squadron arrive for their "day shift" duty long before the sun begins to rise at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The brisk winter air is stagnant, stinging their cheeks as they approach the impressive 12-story tower ... marking the start of the flying mission.
Battles Won
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
When we wear the Eagle, Globe and Anchor, we are standing on the shoulders of the many generations of Marines who came before us. We are proud of that legacy, and proud of the nation we fight to protect.
Tactical Patrol Boats Securing The Sea
Sun, 31 Mar 2019
U.S. Navy tactical patrol boats, assigned to Command Task Group 68.6 from Camp Lemonnier, provide security to Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe as it departs the Port of Djibouti.
IWTC Instructor Molds, Mentors Information Warfare Warriors
Sun, 31 Mar 2019
Since Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Richard Ayala joined Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach, he has led 80 hours of instruction for 106 Sailors during two intelligence training team scenarios and was elected by his peers as the Petty Officer Association’s “Esprit de Corps” officer.
Special Ops Forces Medical Element Flight
Sun, 31 Mar 2019
U.S. Air Force Special Operations Forces Medical Element (SOFME) teams train on a C-146 aircraft. Some real-world responsibilities for SOFME include ensuring the health and well-being of all operational members, conducting casualty evacuations, and providing medical expertise and advice to commanders.
U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge
Sat, 30 Mar 2019
U.S. Army combat medics, Spc. Alexander Campbell, Spc. Alberto Acosta and Spc. William Horne triage simulated casualties during U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge Combat Testing at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. Soldiers must endure a multitude of events such as land navigation, physical fitness test, medical evacuations, weapons function checks, ruck march, chemical biological radioactive nuclear evaluations, written test, and medical treatments to qualify for the Europe Expert Field Medical Badge.
Strength Of The Pack - Building Culture Within Your Team
Sat, 30 Mar 2019
In Rudyard Kippling's novel, "The Jungle Boo, there is a poem that the wolves use to teach their young about their culture. One of the lines in the poem states; “For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.” In the Greywolf Brigade we like to say... “We Are…GREYWOLF!”
Navy SEAL History
Sat, 30 Mar 2019
The famous cadre known as SEALs ... grew from humble beginnings on the beaches of Fort Pierce, Florida ... to warriors tasked with some of the most high-risk missions known in history with only a few shared publicly.
Golden Gate Bridge "Long Line"
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
U.S. Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., execute their "long line" sequence at the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California.
Not All "Docs" In Marine Corps
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
More than 9,000 sailors are currently embedded into Marine Corps units, wearing Marine Corps uniforms rather than their traditional Navy uniforms and, to the surprise of many Marines ... they’re not all "Docs".
Shipwreck That Changed Coast Guard Forever
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Marine Electric, a converted WWII-era ship, capsized 30 miles off the Virginia coast on February 12, 1983, and brought about drastic changes in the Coast Guard, including revamped marine safety procedures and the implementation of rescue swimmers.
Explosive Detection Canine Hoist
Thu, 28 Mar 2019
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Cory Sumner, maritime enforcement specialist, and his partner Feco, an explosive detection canine, assigned to Maritime Safety and Security Team 91105 in Alameda, California conduct hoisting exercises with aircrew members from Air Station San Francisco in San Francisco Bay.
Life Of A Bomb: From 'Cradle To Grave'
Thu, 28 Mar 2019
In December 2018, a bomb was used to take out a high-stakes member of the Islamic State in Afghanistan ... a big win for troops, especially those who moved the explosives through each step, eventually making it onto the F-16 Fighting Falcon that dropped it on target.
Aerial Gunnery At Novo Selo
Thu, 28 Mar 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division conduct aerial gunnery exercises at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.
SSgt. Travis Atkins - Hero, Father, Son
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Atkins, a 10th Mountain Division squad leader, is credited with saving the lives of three of his soldiers by throwing himself atop a suicide bomber on a hot and muggy morning, June 1, 2007 in the vicinity of Yusufiyah, Iraq. Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins' 23-year-old son and parents reminisce on his life, service, and heroic actions ... that posthumously earned him the Medal of Honor for by President Donald Trump on March 27, 2019 in a White House ceremony ... presenting the medal to SSgt. Akins' son.
Montana Son Gives His Life For Fellow Soldiers In Iraq, Earns MOH
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Yusufiyah wasn't the safest place to be. The Iraqi town southwest of Baghdad was in an area U.S. Soldiers called the "Triangle of Death" ... because so many had been killed there in the years following the 2003 invasion. It is where U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins made the ultimate sacrifice saving the lives of three of his soldiers by throwing himself atop a suicide bomber on June 1, 2007.
Travis Atkins - Medal of Honor Recipient
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
President Donald Trump posthumously awarded fallen U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Atkins the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on March 27, 2019 for saving the lives of three of his soldiers by throwing himself atop a suicide bomber on June 1, 2007 in the vicinity of Yusufiyah, Iraq.
Fallen Travis Atkins' Medal of Honor Presented To His Son
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
President Donald J. Trump posthumously awards fallen Army Staff Sgt. Travis W. Atkins the Medal of Honor during a White House ceremony ... where his son (23) proudly accepts it. His son was 11 when his father heroically saved three of his soldiers by throwing himself atop a suicide bomber in Iraq on June 1, 2007.
F-22 Raptor - Polar Force Flight
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
An up close look at a F-22 Raptor from the 3rd Wing and 477th Fighter Group as flies over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska after participating in a close formation taxi, known as an Elephant Walk during a Polar Force exercise.
From Body Armor To Mosquito Jackets
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
In June 1951, the Navy shipped prototypes of its newly designed armored utility jacket to Korea where it would be worn by select Marine and Army combat units. After three months of assessing its value, Navy medical observers in theater concluded that this protective clothing was universally desired by combat troops, had a positive "psychological influence on morale" and minimized the risk of fatality.
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The vision of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) is ... effectively countering violent extremist organizations in Somalia and East Africa ... leveraging the flexibility of its strategic location as a critical power projection platform and works with partner nations, coalition forces, and interagency/intergovernmental organizations to achieve a unified effort.
The Duttons Show - A Family Good Time!
Mon, 25 Mar 2019
The entertainingly diverse Duttons Show in Branson, Missouri is a must experience featuring a variety of instruments, including violin, guitar, bass, viola, banjo, mandolin, keyboard, harmonica, and drums, among others. In addition to their award winning instrumental virtuosity, the Duttons are accomplished singers and dancers ... including their talented children who are involved throughout the enjoyable, feel good family show ... with a patriotic overtone that honors the troops, veterans, first responders, and law enforcement.
A Walk Among Heroes
Mon, 25 Mar 2019
A breeze occasionally cuts through the late summer humidity and causes the flags to magically rise, ripple and fall. The sight of 360 American flags standing in rows suddenly coming to life in waves is both eerie and moving.
Marines Refine Fast Rope Skills
Mon, 25 Mar 2019
Marines refine their fast rope skills at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. Fast roping allows Marines to quickly enter otherwise inaccessible locations from hovering aircraft.
USS Chief Honors World War II Fallen
Sun, 24 Mar 2019
Lt. Cmdr. Fred Crayton (center), commanding officer of the Avenger class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14), Executive Officer Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Cowart (left), and Command Senior Chief Patrick Lampley salute with fellow sailors at attention during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Manila, Philippines, to honor the Filipino and American service members who lost their lives in World War II.
Greatest Generation Army Veteran Shares Corps Experience
Sun, 24 Mar 2019
The generation of people born between 1910 and 1924 are known as “the greatest generation”. They are celebrated for being humble, savers, hard-working and devoted. George Isgitt embodies all of the traits from his generation and more.
USS John C. Stennis Flight Ops - Intrepid Sentinel 2019
Sun, 24 Mar 2019
Sailors conduct flight operations on the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf on during exercise Intrepid Sentinel 2019.
Barksdale Firefighters Train After Dark
Sat, 23 Mar 2019
Even when the sun has set and the night has begun, Barksdale Air Force Base firefighters are always on alert. To maintain their quick reactive skills, their unit conducts regular night exercises ... as two teams do in response to an emergency call.
Soldiers Provide Security For Casualty
Sat, 23 Mar 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, advance forward to provide security for simulated casualty during Decisive Action Rotation 19-04 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California.
Lone Sailor Statue Stands Watch In Guam
Sat, 23 Mar 2019
Standing at 7 ft. tall and gazing toward the Pacific Ocean, the Lone Sailor statue was unveiled during a ceremony at the Ricardo J. Bordallo Governor's Complex in Hagatna, Guam.
Marines Jungle Training At Kahuku
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
U.S. Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment conduct various jungle training ops including ... aerial reconnaissance utilizing small unmanned aerial systems and helicopters; establishing a patrol base to conduct jungle patrols; and, radio communications at the U.S. Army Kahuku Training Area in Oahu, Hawaii.
Army Engineers & Paratroopers Conduct Wet Gap
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
U.S. Army soldiers of the 127th Airborne Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division partner with paratroopers from A Company, 4th Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 82nd Abn Div and fellow engineers with 502nd Multi Role Bridge Company, 19th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade to perform a wet gap training exercise on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. It involves self-bridging a river that is a water obstacle involved in completing a mission ... which occurs in combat situations.
Super Galaxy - Aeromedical Evacuation Forces Biggest Ally
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
During a cold, gloomy December week, total force Airmen teamed up at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to test the capability of the Air Forces largest aircraft to perform aeromedical evacuation during a proof of concept event. The goal was to establish the C-5M Super Galaxy as part of the universal qualification training program for Aeromedical Evacuation forces.
Marine Heavy Helicopter Touch & Go, High Altitude Ops
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
U.S. Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 461 conduct touch and go, high-altitude ops during cold weather training at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Coast Guard Tactical Demonstration
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Los Angeles-Long Beach crewmembers conduct a tactical demonstration in the Port of Los Angeles.
Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton - More Than Just Vertical Lift
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
It is not uncommon these days to see a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III landing, taking off or loading and unloading cargo at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton ... Its strategic airlift capability provides a secluded and centralized location for movement of cargo to exercises and real world requirements without impacting traffic or telegraphing operations.
Coast Guard Aircrew Rescues Two Surfers
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River rescues two surfers trapped in a cove near Indian Beach, Oregon.
Tactical Combat Casualty Care
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Airmen with the 841st Missile Security Forces Squadron participate in tactical combat casualty care familiarization training at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana.
Faith and Army Gives Soldier Second Chance
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
U.S. Army Sgt. Dalton Apodaca overcame the odds with his brain tumor and thanks God for making it all possible. He also credits his Army Nurse Case Manager for always being so helpful and willing to take care of him like her own child.
Students Experience 'Nimitz Virtual Reality'
Tue, 19 Mar 2019
Sanger High School students experience the Navy’s virtual reality asset, the Nimitz during a Navy location visit on the way to the Salinas Airshow. The experience consists of going through a series of exercises, starting with a briefing, before participating in a virtual high-speed water extraction of a Navy SEAL team that is pinned down under enemy fire.
Artificial Intelligence Can Free Imagery Analysts To Focus More On The Unknown
Tue, 19 Mar 2019
Analysts at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency time could be better spent doing other things human analysts could be freed up by AI to spend more time doing the cognitively difficult work of identifying and determining the significance of unfamiliar activities that take place in unfamiliar locations.
Kirtland Air Force Base
Tue, 19 Mar 2019
Kirtland Air Force Base, located in New Mexico, is the largest installation in Air Force Global Strike Command and sixth largest in the Air Force. It is home of the Air Force Materiel Command's Nuclear Weapons Center and other key Air Force units.
Smokey Explosive Placement
Mon, 18 Mar 2019
A U.S. Army paratrooper prepares to place an explosive as fellow paratroopers provide assistance in a cloud of smoke at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany during Rock Spring, an exercise that includes air, armor and infantry assets.
Win The People, Win The Battle
Mon, 18 Mar 2019
The 407th CA BN and NATO allies and partners collected atmospherics, or learned the social and political climate of fictional town Kittensee, by engaging locals while other members of the 407th met with key leaders. Through these engagements, the civil affairs teams were able to understand the needs of the people of Kittensee and gauge their receptivity to U.S. and NATO forces.
3CR Aerial Response Force Live-Fire In Iraq
Mon, 18 Mar 2019
U.S. Soldiers assigned to Bandit Troop, 1st Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment and deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve participate in an aerial response force live-fire training exercise in Iraq.
Battle Colors Ceremony Performances
Sun, 17 Mar 2019
U.S. Marines attached to the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and Silent Drill Platoon, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. perform during the Battle Color Ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
Celebrating 77 Years Of The USO - The Force Behind The Force
Sun, 17 Mar 2019
To celebrate the 77 year service of ‘the force behind the force,’ the USO of Metropolitan New York hosted the 57th Armed Forces Gala and Gold Medal Dinner awarding military service members and citizens for their efforts beyond self.
Marine Corps 2019 Marksmanship Competition, Pacific
Sun, 17 Mar 2019
U.S. Marines with various units on the installation participate in the Marine Corps Marksmanship Competition, Pacific at Kaneohe Bay Range Training Facility, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
Coast Guard Cutter Eagle On Savannah River
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle transits down the Savannah River in front of the Tybee Island Lighthouse on its way to Savannah, Georgia for St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
Five-Year-Old Tobis - Pilot For A Day
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Tobias Taylor, a 5-year-old boy who suffers from cystic fibrosis, never lets any of his disadvantages slow him down ... including being Pilot for a Day on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.
Battle of the Bulge - 74th Commemoration
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Static and dynamic display of World War II vehicles around the "Mardasson" museum of Battle of Ardennes and inside the Bastogne Barracks during the 74th anniversary of the WWII Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne, Belgium.
Active Shooter Line Sweep
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Airmen assigned to the 4th Security Forces Squadron perform a line sweep during an active shooter exercise at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.
Vietnam War Veteran Stan Solomon's Untold Story
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
There is something unsettling about being stuck in a flying metal object around 20,000 feet in the air with bullets flying past ... The two Marines trapped inside the F-4 narrowly escaped with their lives intact, it was the most stressful moment of Stan Solomon’s Marine Corps career.
F-35C Lightning II - Navy's One Mean Aircraft
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The F-35C Lightning II is the Navy's aircraft carrier version of the new joint strike fighter now in the hands of a select few naval aviators. It is the baddest airplane on a carrier.
Sailors Visit Battle of Iwo Jima Memorial
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
U.S. Navy sailors assigned to the "Golden Swordsmen" of Patrol Squadron observe the memorial on Mount Suribachi where U.S. Marines raised Old Glory during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.
Junior Soldiers Learning To Perform
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Soldiers from the 17th Field Artillery ‘Thunderbolt’ Brigade headquarters participated in support of the Warfighter Exercise 19-1 ... a routine training exercise designed to validate multi-functional echelons above brigade headquarters in high intensity combat scenarios. The exercise allows units to test their standard operating procedures under stress, in a learning environment that some junior soldiers do so for the first time.
U.S. Air Force Drill Team
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
A standard U.S. Air Force Drill Team performance features a professionally choreographed sequence of show-stopping weapon maneuvers, precise tosses, complex weapon exchanges, and a walk through the gauntlet of spinning weapons.
Paratroopers Observe Fire Exercise
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, observe the area during a blank-fire exercise as part of Lipizzaner V at Pocek Range in Postonja, Slovenia.
Lighter-Than-Air Craft In The World Of Wars and Use By Navy
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
A short history of the role of lighter-than-air craft and how they started humans down the path of flying ... and their use by the U.S. Navy.
Soldiers Live-Fire At Selo TA
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conduct a section live-fire exercise at Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.
JROTC Cadets Visit Marine Corps Camp Lejeune
Tue, 12 Mar 2019
U.S. Marines educate Woodstock High School's Navy and Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Cadets on Camp Lejeune, NC. Fifty cadets were shown how to operate the M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement, and the M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer.
Pearl Harbor Survivor - Roy Carter
Tue, 12 Mar 2019
Roy Carter was serving aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma on the morning of December 7, 1941, and was one of the lucky ones who escaped the surprise attack, not only with his life but also without serious injury.
Thicker Than Blood
Tue, 12 Mar 2019
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Hailey Knowlton and Pfc. Jacob Knowlton, twins and Eugene, Oregon, natives, speak about the uniqueness of their relationship as twins and how earning the title "Marine" has deepened their connection.
Doug Gabriel Show - Celebrating Christmas
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
The Doug Gabriel Show, is a good, clean family show with a lot of variety that is a must see when visiting Branson, Missouri ... offering an uplifting Christmas show during November and December. Its talented cast combines Doug's wonderful singing voice and magic guitar fingers with a terrific ensemble of musicians that includes one of Branson's top comedians.
USCG Lt. Ronaqua Russell Awarded Air Medal
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Coast Guard Adm. Charles Ray, the vice commandant of the Coast Guard, and Coast Guard members gather for the presentation of the Air Medal to Lt. Ronaqua Russell at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site at Moton Field.
Airman’s Great Grandfather Served As A Navajo Code Talker In WWII
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Airman 1st Class Phillip Rock is part of his family’s legacy of military service – a legacy that, in fact, would not have continued if it weren’t for that military service itself. Raised by his grandparents, he learned much about his cultural heritage from them. He also learned where his family’s long military lineage began.
25th Air Force's Syria 2018 Mission
Sun, 10 Mar 2019
A look at the 25th Air Force's mission in Syria during 2018 in association with destroying Syria's chemical weapons and other military efforts.
Coast Guard Lt. Ronaqua Russell Awarded Air Medal
Sun, 10 Mar 2019
Coast Guard Lt. Ronaqua Russell is the first African-American female in the Coast Guard to be awarded the Air Medal. She received it for her efforts during Hurricane Harvey.
Fallen Special Tactics Operator USAF SSgt. Dylan Elchin Remembered
Sun, 10 Mar 2019
Hundreds of Special Tactics Airmen, family and friends gathered to commemorate a fallen U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, a Special Tactics combat controller, who was killed November 27, 2018 ... when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb while deployed in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.
Captain Marvel STEM Demo
Sat, 09 Mar 2019
Students listen and watch airmen involved with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) demonstration prior to a screening of the movie "Captain Marvel" in Washington, D.C. The demonstration was held to inspire children to serve in the Air Force or STEM-related careers.
The Quiet Waters Of Southeast Alaska
Sat, 09 Mar 2019
Tucked away in a remote area off the coast of the Southeast Alaskan town of Ketchikan sits the Navy's facility for testing the acoustic health of the Pacific Fleet's submarines. All it takes to get there is ... a 20-minute car ride, followed by a 10-minute boat ride to Back Island.
Our Military Story
Sat, 09 Mar 2019
A look at how the U.S. Department of Defense is organized and how our nation is defended by the men and women who volunteer to serve our country and protect our security, way of life ... utilizing power assets ... second to none!
Marine Corps Casualty Assistance Calls Officer Training - Mod 3
Fri, 08 Mar 2019
The Casualty Assistance Calls Officer (CACO) acts on behalf of the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps in assisting the survivors of active duty Marines from the initial death notification to assistance with coordinating funeral arrangements and applying for benefits and entitlements with various organizations.
USS Zumwalt Departs San Diego
Fri, 08 Mar 2019
Guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt departs San Diego as part of an operational underway. The milestone demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s commitment to advancing the lethality of its surface combatants by integrating cutting-edge technologies in Zumwalt’s combat systems, weapons, and engineering plants.
NASA, Army Place An @AstroAnnimal In Space
Fri, 08 Mar 2019
Army astronaut Lt. Col. Anne C. McClain successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, aboard a Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft for a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station ... McClain will participate with her crew in facilitating some 250 research investigations and technology demonstrations not possible on Earth.
Andrew Bundermann Receives Distinguished Service Cross For Heroics
Thu, 07 Mar 2019
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Thomas S. James Jr., left, commander of 1st U.S. Army, Former U.S. Army Capt. Andrew L. Bundermann, middle, infantry officer assigned to Troop B, 3rd Squadron, 61st Calvary Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Dwayne Cook, senior enlisted leader for 1st Army, pose for a photo on March 7, 2019, during Bundermann's Distinguished Service Cross ceremony for heroics in Afghanistan on October 3, 2009.
Turning Opportunity Into Award-Winning Research
Thu, 07 Mar 2019
For the past 17 years, the Naval Postgraduate School has offered a Scholarship for Service program for its master’s degree in computer science with a specialization in cybersecurity and cyber operations, providing a direct pathway to increase the size and diversity of the nation’s cybersecurity talent pool. And through the scholarship’s "Monarch" option, the program has successfully transformed students from wildly-diverse backgrounds into respected leaders in the cybersecurity field, contributing across the national security space.
Bravo Soldiers Squad Live-Fire
Thu, 07 Mar 2019
Soldiers of U.S. Army Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division conduct a squad live-fire exercise on Fort Bliss, Texas.
11th MEU Maritime Raid Force VBSS
Wed, 06 Mar 2019
U.S. Marines and Sailors with the Maritime Raid Force, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, in rigid-hull inflatable boats and an MH-60S Sea Hawk with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 21, approach a ship to conduct a casualty evacuation during a during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise with the Maritime Raid Force, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Military Family Life - The Gibsons
Wed, 06 Mar 2019
For military family members who serve on active-duty, being separated from loved ones is part of the job ... leaving their families to defend freedom and advance the national interests of the United States. The Gibson family knows this reality well.
T-38 Talons Over Northern California
Wed, 06 Mar 2019
A three ship formation of T-38 Talons from Beale Air Force Base fly over Northern California with amazing cockpit views of the aircraft, mountains, valleys, lakes, the Pacific coastline, San Fransisco Bay/City area, and other scenic beauty.
Carrier Air Wing 1 Take-Off
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
Squadrons assigned to Carrier Air Wing 1 depart the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman during flight operations in an undisclosed location.
Coast Guardsmen Happy Return Home
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant crew enjoy being with family and friends upon their return to homeport at Port Canaveral, Florida. The Vigilant crew returned after a two-month Caribbean Sea patrol.
Aviation, Missile Center Expands Upon BAT Technology
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
The potential exists to use this technology to train complete crews in rescue hoisting and cargo sling load – any scenario they might encounter in any type of combat or rescue situation ... even the possibility to be used as preparation for hurricane relief or similar missions.
USAF Demo Teams Fly Alongside F-86 At Heritage
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper, F-35 Lighting II and F-22 Raptor Demo Teams fly alongside an F-86 Sabre in formation during the Heritage Flight Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
MQ-9 Reaper Keeps Eyes On Targets
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
From executing deliberate strikes to performing close air support and complete aerial reconnaissance, the Air Force is taking a new approach to the multi-role capacity of the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft.
11th MEU Conducts RUT
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
The 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) completes Realistic Urban Training (RUT) exercise across the Southwestern United States. RUT is the final shore-based training exercise for the 11th MEU before deployment.
USS Rushmore Returns To Homeport
Sun, 03 Mar 2019
Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group transits the San Diego Bay to its homeport of San Diego following a successful eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.
Marines Paint Friendship Archway At Kin Town
Sun, 03 Mar 2019
Marines from Camp Hansen volunteered to paint the archway outside the Camp Hansen Gate 1 in Kin Town, Okinawa. The battalion has also been participating in numerous volunteer activities including beach cleanups and teaching English to both local preschools and working professionals along with engaging in cultural and friendship exchanges.
Medical Readiness - United Accord 18
Sun, 03 Mar 2019
U.S. Army Africa's medical readiness exercise during United Accord 18 is a three week exercise during 2018 designed to build readiness by giving U.S. Army medical professionals an opportunity to train side-by-side with Ghanaian Armed Forces at the 37th Military Hospital, Accra, Ghana.
Paratroopers Cold Casualty Evacuation
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Paratroopers with 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment (Airborne), 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, prepare a mock casualty for evacuation by helicopter at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
Pride, Professionalism and Passion
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
In the culture of the United States, there is a common expectation for high school graduates to attend college immediately following graduation. For Master-at-Arms Second Class Yvette Martinez, and many of her applicants, another path to success is a better fit.
37th Training Wing Mission
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
The 37th Training Wing, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas ... is the largest training wing in the United States Air Force, operating schools at nine locations throughout the United States with most of its training conducted at JBSA-Lackland. Its mission is ... to train, develop, inspire, and strengthen our Air Force and International partnerships.
Sailors Conduct Shock Trauma Section Drills
Fri, 01 Mar 2019
U.S. Navy Sailors with Combat Logistics Detachment 34 attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command conduct shock trauma section drills held at an undisclosed location, Southwest Asia.
Alpha and Papa Companies Graduate
Fri, 01 Mar 2019
After being transformed by the nation’s toughest boot camp, hundreds of new U.S. Marines from Alpha and Papa Companies graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island ... joining the Corps’ ranks to carry on its more than 244-year legacy.
Mountain Warrior Recounts Chilean Mountain Warfare School Experience
Fri, 01 Mar 2019
Soldiers training at the Chilean Mountain Warfare School quickly learn why it is one of the most respected climbing and survival schools anywhere ... For many of the Soldiers, it is the toughest course they will ever complete.
Maritime Security Response Team Fast Rope
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team West members fast-rope from a 176th Wing, 210th Rescue Squadron Alaska Air National Guard UH-60G Pave Hawk at Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, during a joint service training exercise.
3/6 Marines Conduct Vertical Assault
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, conduct a vertical assault as part of the 6th Marine Regiment field exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, NC.
The Alamo Scouts
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
U.S. Army LTG. Walter Krueger, commander of the U.S. Sixth Army (also known as the ... Alamo Force), established the Alamo Scouts in the Southwest Pacific Area in late 1943 ... who were involved in more than 100 missions behind enemy lines.
F-16C Fighting Falcon Over Pacific Ocean
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
An F-16C Fighting Falcon from the 18th Aggressor Squadron out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, breaks away after receiving air refueling from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan, over the Pacific Ocean during exercise Cope North 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
U.S. and Jordanian Soldiers Conduct Night Live-Fire
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
U.S. Army and Jordanian soldiers conduct a night live-fire exercise at an undisclosed location in Kuwait.
Remembering A Veteran's Service In "The Forgotten War"
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Lost medals and rarely spoken memories of a war seldom mentioned—this is what inspired Bob Petrucci, Adjutant and Senior Vice Commander of American Legion Post 68, and his friend Dave Lallier, to honor 91-year-old Korean War veteran, Robert Rawlings.
Sailors Transit Gulf of Aden
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Sailors transit in a rigid-hull inflatable boat after being launched from the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) during maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden.
Three Generations ... Commitment To Service
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Between three generations of one family, the Farmers have served nearly five decades and in a state where tradition, patriotism and family values are held high, they have exemplified the meaning of “Guard Family”.
Keen Sword 19
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Approximately 10,000 combined U.S. service members, along with the Japan Self-Defense Force participated in exercise Keen Sword 19 in November 2018, which is the largest joint/bilateral field training exercises created to increase combat readiness between the two forces.
Jerry Presley "Elvis Live!"
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
The Jerry Presley "Elvis Live!" show in Branson, Missouri is like seeing the real Elvis Presley in a live performance as Jerry Presley is Elvis' cousin, who resembles and sounds like Elvis on every singing note including the moves and mannerisms. This very entertaining show is a must experience when visiting Branson!
Steel Knight 2019 - Chemical Decontamination
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Marines with Golf Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct chemical decontamination exercise during Steel Knight 2019 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Military Traditions Instill Pride, Connection With Past
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
While I’ve always admired the dignity and honor of these traditions, they became somewhat routine over the years. I didn’t truly appreciate their purpose until my father passed away ... He had one wish: to be buried at a cemetery among others who had served.
Returning Soldier's Loving Embrace
Sun, 24 Feb 2019
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brian Cawrse, assigned to the U.S. Army 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, embraces his wife, Nicole, and his 4-month old son, Johnathan, following a homecoming ceremony at the William “Bill” Reed Special Event Center, Fort Carson, Colorado.
NPS Researchers Recognized For Serious Advancements In Serious Gaming
Sun, 24 Feb 2019
Beneath the starry night, you look down upon a residential compound in the suburbs of Abbottabad, Pakistan, wherein dwells the militant Islamist responsible for a series of horrific terrorist attacks around the world. He is your target ... Working with Michael Guerrero at NPS’ Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation (MOVES) Institute, Dr. Michael Freeman and his team faithfully recreated Osama bin Laden’s infamous, three-story compound in an immersive 3D environment for SpecOps.
Ships and Aircraft Conduct Joint Ops
Sun, 24 Feb 2019
U.S. Navy ships and aircraft of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group and Essex Amphibious Ready Group conduct operations together in the Arabian Sea that are associated with ensuring stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.