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Thousands of National Guard troops are arriving in the nation's capital from as far away as Guam to support authorities through the presidential inauguration.
The 492nd Fighter Squadron completed a three-day Agile Combat Employment exercise at RAF Lakenheath.
A future U.S. Navy Navajo-class towing, salvage, and rescue ship will be named USNS Muscogee Creek Nation to honor the self-governed Native American tribe located in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
On Jan. 16, 1991, President George H. W. Bush announced the start of Operation Desert Storm, after Iraqi forces who had invaded neighboring Kuwait refused to withdraw.
U.S. soldiers partnered with Hellenic Armed Forces in Eddie’s Odyssey, a first of its kind, joint training mission on Velopoula Island and over the Aegean Sea.
Marines and members of the local community participated in a monthly Uruma City cleanup in Okinawa, Japan, Jan.9, 2021.
The difficult process of finding a new normal during COVID-19 has been a challenge for many, especially those who struggle with substance use.
The New York National Guard is back at New York’s Jacob Javits Convention Center, helping to turn what was a COVID-19 hospital in 2020 into a mass vaccination site in 2021.
Air Force Secretary Barbara M. Barrett publicly praised airmen, Guardians, and senior Air and Space Force leaders during a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C.
The guided missile destroyer USS Porter left Naval Station Rota, Spain, on its ninth forward-deployed Naval Forces-Europe patrol.
A New York Army National Guard soldier on duty at Buffalo International Airport the day after Christmas went above and beyond the call of duty to help a stranded passenger and her children.
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston visited Fort Hood, Texas recently to find out what improvements soldiers have noticed since the implementation of the People First initiative last October.
Marines with the 3d Marine Division took part in Exercise Fuji Viper 21.1 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
The Department of the Air Force directed commanders to conduct a comprehensive review of official and unofficial unit emblems, morale patches, mottos, nicknames, coins and other forms of unit recognition and identity to ensure an inclusive and professional environment within 60 days from Dec. 23, 2020.
The Air Force Secretary, on behalf of the Office of Secretary of Defense, selected Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama, as the preferred location for the U.S. Space Command Headquarters.
Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan began receiving initial COVID-19 vaccinations at Command Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan.
Navy Rear Adm. Joseph DiGuardo, commander of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, received the COVID-19 vaccine.
More than 50 Alabama Army and Air National Guardsmen were vaccinated in the first rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Air Force Capt. Aaron “Brutus” Tindall, 390th Electronic Combat Squadron EA-18G Growler weapons officer, became the first Airman to graduate from the Navy Airborne Electronic Attack weapons school, making him a subject matter expert in Airborne Electronic Attack and the EA-18G.
Marines coordinated a parachute operation at Drop Zone Basilone to refresh on low-level static line jumps and aerial resupply.
At 101 years old, Milton Zaczek, a World War II veteran, has done something very few have: survived two global pandemics.
Air Force 1st Lt. Samuel Nyamekye's achievements at the Air Force Research Laboratory earned him the 2021 Most Promising Engineer in Government Award, an honor reserved for the most talented emerging engineers.
The Michigan National Guard is working with the Greater Lansing Food Bank, building thousands of food bags and distributing them to children.
Two P-8 Poseidon aircraft from Patrol Squadron 5, the “Mad Foxes,” joined several partner nations to kick off multinational anti-submarine warfare exercise Sea Dragon 2021, Jan. 12.
Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Wells, mortuary affairs noncommissioned officer in charge, Regional Command-East, Kosovo Force, trained a unit recovery team on mortuary affairs at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo on Jan. 6, 2021.
Nevada National Guardsmen conducted a sample collection site for COVID-19 testing after the Washoe County Health District noticed an uptick in cases among homeless people at downtown shelters operated by Volunteers of America.
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe today welcomed the U.S. Space Force (USSF) as the 18th member of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
A small maintenance operation, Air Force Reserve Command's T-56-15A engine Centralized Repair Facility, supported by the 913th Airlift Group, sustains agile combat support by upgrading the C-130H Hercules engines and returning combat airlift to the Air Force fleet.
Naval Air Station Sigonella received the first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine Jan. 8 as part of the Department of Defense's effort to protect its personnel against the virus.
Seventy seven years ago, the statue known as ‘Molly Marine’ was originally commissioned by Marine Technical Sgt. Charles Gresham, a recruiter, in hopes to increase enlistment of females into the military during World War II.
Army healthcare providers in Europe are now deploying new technology to remotely diagnose and help Soldiers suffering from sleep problems.
Air Force Research Laboratory senior engineer Dr. Odell Reynolds received the 2019 Harold Brown Award for a project he led that enabled a three-time increase in low-Earth orbit imaging during the dark hours.
The Air Force Materiel Command continues to encourage personnel at all levels to participate in mentorship programs in 2021.
The Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate tested the T-11R Single Pin Troop reserve parachute in an effort to eliminate the potential for premature reserve activations.
Naval Information Warfare Systems Command joined more than 100 dedicated scientists, engineers, industry representatives and service members for 24 technology experiments during Trident Warrior.
Marine Corps and Navy personnel received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa at Camp Foster in Okinawa, Japan.
Motivated by a desire to help people, Army Sgt. Abraham Boxx served in the army of his native Australia before moving to the United States, getting certified as a flight paramedic and joining the National Guard.
The Department of the Navy released its strategic blueprint for the Arctic titled a Blue Arctic.
National Guard members logged more than 8.4 million days serving their communities in fiscal year 2020.
“This Is My Squad,” an initiative of Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael A. Grinston, aims to build more cohesive units across the Army and empower noncommissioned officers with the leadership skills to anticipate issues and address them early on.
Searching commercial vehicles just got easier for members of the 325th Security Forces Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.
Marines and sailors collected trash and other ocean debris from Numazu Beach in Shizuoka, Japan, in preparation for using it as a training area for U.S. and Japanese forces.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan National Guard has had an extensive list of priorities to keep communities safe, including assisting at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.
Air Force Recruiting Service announced the establishment of a program designed to increase diversity in ranks of the two services while attracting the next generation of Airmen and Guardians.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS John S. McCain and USS Curtis Wilbur conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit in accordance with international law.
Teams at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center-Korea, working in collaboration with the Defense Logistics Agency, began receiving, storing and distributing the COVID-19 vaccine.
As coronavirus vaccine shipments head to U.S. Army Garrison Italy, U.S. Army Health Center Vicenza medical professionals are preparing to receive, store and administer the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Vision 60 autonomous quadrupedal unmanned ground vehicle is an all-terrain, dog-like robot equipped with enhanced sensors.
More than 25 Naval military treatment facilities around the world have received COVID-19 vaccines as a continuation of the ''Controlled Pilot'' or first phase of the DOD COVID-19 vaccination plan.
Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 238th General Support Aviation Battalion, Delaware Army National Guard, the 702nd Ordnance Company, Grafenwoehr, Germany, and the 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Iowa Army National Guard, carried out the first helicopter landing site clearing operation assigned to Regional Command-East, Kosovo Force.
Marines with the Special Reaction Team, Provost Marshall’s Office, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, executed training on fire, movement and breaching techniques.
The Navy has modernized the way sailors, Marines, and coast guardsmen can pay back tuition assistance debts beginning in January 2021.
When airmen assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing learned that Vermont’s oldest living veteran, 106-year-old Lenny Roberge, wanted to visit the Vermont Air National Guard, they started making plans.
A small aircraft that is poised to make a big impact on military personnel recovery will be used to test the Air Force Research Laboratory-developed Low Altitude Sensing Helmet system.
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command continued the enduring partnership within the Southcom region in 2020.
Army researchers are upgrading their computing capabilities with the acquisition of two new supercomputers.
Marine Corps Systems Command is working to increase lethality and protection for Marines by fielding thousands of suppressors to infantry, reconnaissance and special operation units for employment on the M27, M4 and M4A1 rifles.
Teams of New Hampshire Guardsmen were assigned to 13 vaccination sites to manage traffic, logistics and administer vaccines.
The Department of Defense began limited delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine to health care facilities for voluntary vaccination to mission essential personnel at several distribution sites throughout Japan and across the globe.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS John S. McCain and USS Curtis Wilbur conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit Dec. 31 in accordance with international law. The ships' transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific.
The U.S. Army Health Clinic Hohenfels conducted its first inoculations of healthcare workers and first responders with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 31, 2020.
The Airmen of the 138th Attack Squadron, part of the New York Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing, hit the milestone of 60,000 hours flying unmanned MQ-9 Reapers in combat.
As a tech-heavy, digital service, the U.S. Space Force relies on Guardians with academic backgrounds in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to build and fortify its foundation.
The 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron held a COVID-19 patient movement training using the Negatively Pressurized Conex-Lite at Ramstein Air Base.
Task Force 67 is responsible for command and tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft squadrons along with several rotary aircraft units.
To end the crazy year that is 2020 strong, the U.S. Marines participated in the bilateral exercise Forest Light with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.
On his evening commute home from work, Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles Wilkinson was alarmed to see what was happening on the road ahead of him.
Ohio National Guard members on the front line of the state's pandemic response began receiving the COVID-19 vaccination just before Christmas.
Established as the test counterpart to Red Flag, an event designed to train like we fight, Black Flag allows the Air Force to test like we fight. While Red Flag builds readiness, Black Flag builds capability.
Navy Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt will assume command of USS Abraham Lincoln, marking the first time a female commanding officer will lead the crew of one of the Navy's 11 nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.
Camp Pendleton Fire Department and Cal Fire worked together to fight the Creek Fire that blazed beginning Dec. 24, 2020.
U.S. Army Health Clinics in Ansbach, Grafenwoehr and Vilseck conducted their first inoculations of healthcare workers with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 28, 2020.
Ten New Jersey Air National Guard Airmen from the 108th Wing and 177th Fighter Wing are activated and helping out at the Veterans Memorial Home as the staff continues to battle COVID-19.
Guardians from around the world gathered virtually Dec. 11 to reflect on their contributions and to recognize high achieving individuals for their performance during the U.S. Space Force's first year of operation.
The 83rd Fighter Weapons Squadron hosted Weapon System Evaluation Program East 21.03 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Dec. 7-18.
The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) completed a sustainment and logistics port visit in Manama, Bahrain, Dec. 27.
To end the crazy year that is 2020 strong, the U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing participated in the bilateral exercise Forest Light with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force December 3 to December 21, 2020.
National Pledge of Allegiance Day is celebrated every Dec. 28 and gives Americans an opportunity to reflect on the history of our pledge.
The 168th Wing's holiday celebration was a little different this year, with masks and social distancing due to COVID-19, but it still brought joy to families.
Members of the 81st Medical Group assisted in administering the COVID-19 vaccine to members of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport.
The Navy announced the rollout plan for its new, Expanded Operational Stress Control Program, in NAVADMIN 332/20.
U.S. Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command complete the final iteration of the SPMAGTF-SC in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Thousands of Advanced Individual Training Soldiers departed Fort Huachuca this weekend following months of Army planning to ensure the troops could take leave safely despite COVID-19.
Air Force Col. Don Schofield, commander and conductor of the Air Force Band, accepted the National Medal of Arts on behalf of all Air Force band members, past and present, during a ceremony at the Pentagon.
Marines and sailors conducted Exercise Dawn Blitz and Steel Knight in southern California,
Members of the New York Air National Guard and the Royal Canadian air force will be hard at work Christmas Eve as the North American Aerospace Defense Command tracks Santa Claus for the 65th consecutive year.
NASA Astronaut Mike Hopkins became the first U.S. Space Force officer assigned as an astronaut when he voluntarily transferred from the Air Force while in orbit on the International Space Station.
The guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain transited the South China Sea during routine underway operations.
Army medical facilities in Europe will soon receive an initial allocation of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
The District of Columbia National Guard is preparing to provide logistical and ceremonial support to the 59th Presidential Inauguration. The National Guard has a proud history of supporting the event every four years while balancing safety and security.
From the publicly available view on the outside, the birth and creation of the nation's newest military service was going well; there was general agreement as to the need for the new service, its strategic importance and how it would fit in to the nation's existing and sprawling military enterprise.
You may not know where or when the next opportunity to make a positive impact in someone’s life will present itself, but when it does, be ready.
The guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal, deployed to U.S. Fifth Fleet and operating in support of the Combined Maritime Forces, interdicted a shipment of more than 1100 lbs. of suspected narcotics from a dhow in the international waters of the North Arabian Sea Dec. 18.
U.S. Marines and Japanese soldiers manned machine guns, managed interlinked sensor screens, and provided targeting information for long-range fires assets in preparation to defend against an amphibious assault and enable a fast-hitting counterattack into enemy-held territory.
U.S. Army Cpl. Dustin Borchardt, a military working dog handler from Burlington, Wisconsin, has led a career that many K9 handlers can relate to; long work days with vigorous training, a mental awareness for their surroundings that never turns off, and of course, an unmatched dedication to their four-legged partners.
For many, the holiday season is a joyous time of year, but it can also be stressful. There are several things people can do to cope with mental health stress, whether it's during the holidays or any other time.
The 60th Security Forces Squadron, in collaboration with Easy Aerial, a leading provider of autonomous drone-based monitoring solutions, launched the first automated drone-based perimeter security system for the Air Force.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain joined the French Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force for integrated exercises in the Philippine Sea throughout the week.
Marines with Bulk Fuel Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group (MLG), participate in a festive company hike and toy drop exchange at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.
The first Brooke Army Medical Center staff member to receive a COVID-19 vaccine said she was “excited and relieved” to receive the shot.
The Colorado National Guard's COVID-19 mission is the largest and longest activation of the National Guard in state history.
The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School convenes the first-ever Space Test Fundamentals course on January 4, 2021.
Hurricane season might be over, but that doesn't mean the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, also known as the “Hurricane Hunters,” is through providing weather reconnaissance services to those potentially impacted by severe weather.
The Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard have released a new tri-service maritime strategy entitled Advantage at Sea.
The Navy issued COVID-19 vaccine guidance to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
The Army plans to modernize its 156 installations through 2035, as part of a strategy that aims to improve the quality of life for soldiers and families, combat climate change, and deter would-be attacks by adversaries.
The Oklahoma National Guard, in cooperation with the Oklahoma State Department of Health, delivered the first COVID-19 vaccines in the state.
The Space Force added guidance to its uniform policy addressing the wear instructions for the newly-released USSF distinguished lapel insignia for the interim service dress uniform along with several other updates.
Signaling a major leap forward for national defense in the digital age, the Air Force flew with artificial intelligence as a working aircrew member onboard a military aircraft for the first time.
After nearly one year pierside following the ship's maintenance availability period, the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge departed Naval Station Norfolk to complete contractor sea trials.
Marines, sailors and civilians participate in a holiday celebration aboard Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan.
West Point cadets have begun testing wearable devices designed to quickly identify COVID-19 cases and control infection rates.
A New Hampshire National Guard aircrew performed the first KC-46A aerial refueling of the Blue Angels on Dec. 12 to support their flyover of the annual Army-Navy football game at West Point, New York.
In coordination with the Defense Health Agency and the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, three of Naval Medical Forces Atlantic's Military Treatment Facilities are among the first Department of Defense hospitals to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.
On Dec. 9, the joint force took another step toward achieving a military Internet of Things when fifth-generation aircraft overcame long standing connectivity limitations to share actionable operational data in their native secure digital ''languages'' with and through multiple sources for the first time.
U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members conduct crew-served weapons training during exercise Forest Light Eastern Army in mainland Japan.
More than 300 personnel at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany participated in Operation Courageous Ascent, a training exercise designed to test medical operations in austere environments.
The Alaska National Guard delivered gifts to people in three remote villages in a 65-year tradition known as Operation Santa Claus.
The 419th Flight Test Squadron successfully conducted an external weapon release demonstration at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, Dec. 4.
U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and Republic of Singapore Navy partnered in the 26th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training maritime exercise, in international water of the South China Sea and on Changi Naval Base, Singapore.
U.S. Marines across Okinawa gather to compete in the 2020 Far East Intramural Matches on Camp Hansen, December 7-18.
More than eighty years ago the farmland around the tiny village of Baumholder, Germany, was turned into a German Army training base. Today, Baumholder is one of the U.S. Army’s most important installations in Europe.
The Army’s Joint Assault Bridge program successfully completed its initial operational test.
The first seven people to enlist directly into the U.S. Space Force have graduated from basic military training.
Researchers funded by the Naval Sea Systems Command Monitoring Program believe they have discovered a new species of beaked whale in the waters off Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.
The National Guard, established on Dec. 13, 1636, marks its 384th birthday and honors its legacy as the nation's oldest military organization.
Marines and sailors discuss the essential mission of a Marine expeditionary unit: to remain ready to aggregate forces and deploy with limited notice as a Marine air-ground task force.
Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett presented Staff Sgt. Alaxey Germanovich the Air Force Cross, the service's second-highest award for valor, for his actions April 8, 2017, during combat operations in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.
First Infantry Division soldiers at Fort Riley, Kansas, recently finished operational testing of a new heavy assault bridge designed to cross wet and dry gaps, both natural and man-made.
About two dozen members of the Ohio National Guard have been working with the Ohio Department of Health to develop the logistics plan to receive and repackage the COVID-19 vaccine for distribution.
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Patrick Air Force Base were formally re-designated as facilities central to the mission of the U.S. Space Force .
Famed test pilot, retired Brig. Gen. Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager died Dec. 7. He was 97.
The guided missile destroyer USS Ross completed a multi-warfare exercise with NATO allies in the Atlantic Ocean.
Marines are doing what they can to keep the holiday spirit alive for families around Camp Pendleton, Calif., during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many motorcycle riders will face the decision soon if they haven’t already: whether to winterize and store their ride till the spring or dare to brave the dropping temps on two wheels.
Eleven New York Army National Guard soldiers and six soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation, conducted sling-load training in Ronkonkoma in preparation for combat and emergency response.
The reason for setting up these restriction of movements operations is to reduce risk to both the force and mission.
The United States Naval Hospital Okinawa has administered over 4,800 influenza vaccines to Marines, sailors and families within the last several weeks.
A critical element in helping the Army maintain operational readiness is the ability to rapidly test large numbers of asymptomatic soldiers in order to ensure units can safely train and deploy together.
Staff Sgt. Alaxey Germanovich, a Special Tactics combat controller with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, 24th Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command, will be awarded the nation's second highest medal for gallantry against an armed enemy of the U.S. in combat.
The ''Titans'' of Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron 30 and USS Carl Vinson made Naval Aviation history recently when they conducted the first ever Navy CMV-22B Osprey landings, take-offs and refueling from an aircraft carrier.
Members of the Minnesota National Guard are experiencing firsthand the impact COVID-19 is having on residents in long-term care and the staff who care for them as they step in to fill a staffing void for facilities in need across the state.
Navy Seabees work to fulfill their motto “We build, we fight, we do”, training General Facility Marines in a joint-effort to help protect and maintain III Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Installation Pacific facilities.
After more than three years in development, a team of Army researchers and industry partners completed the construction of a testbed that will help to inform the design of future Army rotorcraft.
On Nov. 7, Fort McCoy hosted a Make-A-Wish Foundation event for 8-year-old Chicago resident Miguel Garcia, whose wish was to be an Army Soldier.
On Nov. 11, the United States Space Force surpassed another milestone when it marked the one-year operational anniversary of the Space Cockpit.
In July, the Air Force introduced a newly redesigned course for F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chiefs going through technical training.
The guided missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson interdicted a shipment of more than 2,000 pounds of suspected narcotics from a stateless dhow in the international waters of the Arabian Sea.
U.S. Marines and Sailors from Marine Rotational Force-Europe completed their intensive arctic training Sunday, marking the end of a six-week deployment to Setermoen, Norway, and have returned to their home station, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
This year's Army-Navy Game reveal of the "Tropic Lightning" uniform triggered feelings of dignity, joy and excitement as Class of 2022 Cadet Randy McKenzie marveled at the simplistic yet effective design choice unveiled by the Army West Point football team in honor of America's Pacific Division, on Sunday.
The Army National Guard's senior enlisted leader has dubbed 2020 the ''year of the Guard'' after states frequently called on units to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, civil unrest and natural disasters.
Space Force members have until the end of the year to apply for a Nanodegree program that allows them to dive deep into a digital domain that is vital to the success of the space warfighting mission.
Eglin Air Force Base hosted its first native multi-domain test exercise in early December on the Eglin AFB Test and Training Range.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook began its south-bound international strait transit en route to the Mediterranean Sea after conducting Black Sea maritime security operations.
U.S. Marines conducted open-water and dive training with Marines from the Netherlands near Savaneta, Aruba, in November.
Fort Hood's Santa's Workshop began its shop days Nov. 30, giving out toys to 160 children on the first day. By the end of the season, they will have given presents to more than 2,600 Fort Hood children.
More than 20 volunteers from the New York Army and Air National Guard joined area veterans and fellow service members at Ellms Tree Farm to load 125 Christmas trees in support of the national Trees for Troops charitable effort.
Air Force and Montgomery leaders honored Rosa Parks with a memorialization ceremony on Maxwell Air Force Base, Dec. 1, the 65th anniversary of Parks' arrest for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus.
After thorough consideration, the Navy has decided to decommission USS Bonhomme Richard, a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, due to the extensive damage sustained during a fire in July.
This fiscal year, Marine Corps Systems Command plans to begin fielding a new boot that protects Marines in cold-weather climates.
Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Jason Butler, a member of the 380th Army Reserve Band, shares how the military builds character and offers a foundation for everything you do in life.
Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity is home to the Marine Air Ground Task Force Afloat Integration Environment that was designed by engineers to provide program offices and operational units a venue for exercising and testing C4I systems in a realistic afloat environment.
The South Carolina National Guard conducted the Small Unmanned Aircraft System, RAVEN, at McCrady Training Center.
The Air Education and Training Command’s occupational competencies branch hosted a study as part of a process to restructure force development across all Air Force career enterprises.
The Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Seawolf conducted a scheduled port visit in Gibraltar.
A newly launched pilot program to better prepares spouses of newly selected officer and senior enlisted brigade and battalion command teams.
Colorado Army National Guardsman 1st Sgt. Eugene Patton Jr. grew up in the shadow of a man whose Army career he always admired but has ultimately surpassed.
The Air Force Materiel Command has launched a command-wide survey focused on gathering the perceptions of civilian and military airmen on diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
A P-8A Poseidon aircraft located a disabled sailboat during a search and rescue mission off the western coast of Saipan.
Marines and sailors at Camp Fuji participated in the National Chuo Youth Friendship Center’s fourth annual English camp in Shizuoka, Japan,
The Army has started testing recruits for the sickle cell trait to identify at risk soldiers and plans to screen all soldiers within a year,
Some of New York's 2,200 battle flags – the largest collection of its kind in the country – are now featured in a virtual video tour of the New York State Capitol.
The 16th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston delivered water purification systems to Honduras following Hurricanes Eta and Iota.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Ross completed a series of air defense and fighter control exercises with NATO air forces in the Baltic Sea.
Marines were presented the French Fourragere, known as the Croix de Guerre, during a dedication ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C. It was originally awarded to 5th and 6th Marine Regiments for their historic accomplishments in France during World War I.
The Army Community Service-run program pairs volunteer shoppers with community members who cannot enter the commissary because of COVID-19-related circumstances.
Since late March, the Marine Corps in Okinawa has been implementing strict safety measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
The Air Force has selected four new locations to receive the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft which will replace its aging C-130Hs.
The submarine USS John Warner returned from deployment to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., just in time for Thanksgiving.
A soldier who survived a suicide attempt is now speaking around the world about about suicide prevention and helping those in a crisis from taking their lives.
The Pennsylvania National Guard's 171st Air Refueling Wing participated in a celebration honoring a World War II veteran who turned 102 years old on Nov. 12.
Firefighters, paramedics and medical response airmen raced to the flight line in an exercise to extract pilots from fifth-generation aircraft.
The guided missile destroyer USS Ross completed a series of tactical air defense exercises with NATO in the Baltic Sea.
A mobile lactation pods arrived at Luke Air Force Base to provide a private room equipped with the resources needed for women to safely breastfeed and pump breast milk regardless of the work location.
Explosive ordnance disposal technicians from across III Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Installations Pacific gathered to participate in an ordnance exploitation proof of concept range.
Army researchers look to helicopter noise reduction technology as a top priority in aircraft design.
Affectionately known as "Charlie Med," the Charlie Company, 148th Brigade Support Battalion, safeguards the medical readiness and care for the entire 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
Two U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft participated in 'Brother's Shield, a Colombian Air Force led exercise, and in UNITAS LXI, an Ecuadorian Navy led exercise, in the U.S. Southern Command's area of responsibility.
The USS John S. McCain asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the vicinity of Peter the Great Bay in the Sea of Japan.
Taking seven different units and consolidating them into 1st Network Battalion streamlines security and efficiency of the Western region of the Marine Corps Enterprise Network, while modernizing the Marine Corps' cyber capabilities.
Soldier Centered Design is a key element of how Army Futures Command is taking on modernization of the Army. Soldiers visit the Bell Helicopter Flight Research Center to take a look at the V-280 Valor.
As many Americans continue to face health and economic challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Connecticut Air National Guard member is making sure families can enjoy a warm meal this Thanksgiving.
The Air Force recently launched a program called Digital University to help increase digital literacy, by providing access to free courses from Udemy, Pluralsight and Udacity to all Department of the Air Force Air and Space Professionals.
Airman 1st Class Sourav Basu Roy, an air transportation specialist assigned to the 482nd Fighter Wing at Homestead Air Reserve Base and a commercial airline pilot, is living the American dream.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook transited into the Black Sea in support of NATO Allies and partners, Nov. 23, 2020.
Support personnel from the Marine Corps Recruiting Command Headquarters spent time with local canvassing recruiters to learn more about their daily activities and mission.
Those who train the Army's tank crews and cavalry scouts have dropped the traditional "shark attack" in which bellowing drill sergeants would swarm new recruits, and replaced it with an exercise that builds teamwork and attention to detail under pressure.
Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Elizabeth McJannet-Bratton's lifelong conviction is that women can pursue careers in the military and in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, without sacrificing a sense of femininity.
The Department of the Air Force, on behalf of the Office of Secretary of Defense, has selected six candidate locations for the U.S. Space Command Headquarters.
Airmen from Fairchild Air Force Base's 92nd Air Refueling Squadron, 93rd ARS, 384th ARS, 97th ARS and 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, conducted an aeromedical evacuation mission Nov. 7-13, bringing 18 patients in need of medical care across the Pacific Ocean back to the United States.