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The Alaska Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, dropped water from buckets over rural areas of the installation as part of annual Red Card certification to fight wildfires.
Thirty-eight Alaska Air National Guardsmen with the 176th Wing helped build homes for Cherokee veterans in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, as part of the Department of Defense's Innovative Readiness Training program.
The "Fighting Marlins" of Patrol Squadron 40 operated two P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Naval Air Station Rota, Spain in the NATO-led Steadfast Defender 2021 Maritime Live Exercise.
U.S. Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal conducted an improvised explosive device exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
The Fort Bragg Soldier Recovery Unit's Music Wellness class had modest beginnings as guitar lessons for recovering soldiers. But it didn't stay small for long.
The Fort Hood Fire Department presented a water salute to a CH-47 Chinook landing at the base airfield — a sure sign that something momentous had just happened.
Three Vermont National Guard biathletes are training hard in anticipation of attending the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing.
The Air Force Materiel Command has established a new office to manage digital transformation activities across the Air and Space Force enterprise.
The USNS Patuxent provided emergency assistance to a motor vessel in distress in the Gulf of Aden.
Marine Corps Cpl. Dominick Bonner was honored for helping to save the life of a man who was lying on the ground unresponsive at a restaurant in Okinawa, Japan.
The 152nd Airlift Wing conducted water survival training with the Naval Air Station Fallon Search and Rescue Team at Lahontan Reservoir.
Air Force and Army military doctors were in Choluteca, Honduras, to assist a local hospital with urologic surgeries during Resolute Sentinel 21. The exercise provides joint training and improved readiness for U.S. civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel through humanitarian assistance activities in Honduras.
The USS Laboon conducted a scheduled port visit to Souda Bay, Greece.
Marine Corps Systems Command is in the process of fielding a modernized version of an intelligence system that provides critical information to commanders on the battlefield.
Army researchers developed a pioneering framework that provides a baseline for the development of collaborative multi-agent systems.
Michigan National Guard Soldiers drove a half-million miles through more than 15 states, transporting almost 6 million pounds of ammunition as part of Operation Patriot Press.
The 815th Airlift Squadron provided airlift and air drop support during Exercise Voyager Shield at Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Baltic Operations is an annual international maritime-led joint exercise including 16 NATO allies and 2 partner nations demonstrating the ability of the alliance to contribute to deterring and, if required, defeating aggression.
Marine Rotational Force – Darwin and the Australian Defence Force successfully completed a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise called Crocodile Response on May 28.
In an effort to give soldiers an edge in an ever-changing operational environment, Army Futures Command conducted week-long perception testing for new equipment and programs at its Fort Belvoir laboratory.
Active-duty, reserve and National Guard soldiers who take military occupational specialty conversion courses at the Kansas Army National Guard Regional Training Site for Maintenance now can walk away with more than a new MOS.
A team of seven Airmen, led by Brig. Gen. Christopher Ireland, U.S. Air Forces Europe-Air Forces Africa chief of staff, conducted a force development engagement with the Senegalese air force in Dakar and Thies, Senegal, May 25-28, 2021.
The MQ-25™ program successfully conducted the first ever aerial refueling operations between a manned receiver aircraft and unmanned tanker June 4 from MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah, Illinois.
Hundreds of Marines maneuvered through stifling terrain during the Jungle Warfare Exercise spearheaded by 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division supported by elements from across III Marine Expeditionary Force and the Joint Force in Okinawa, Japan.
Vermont National Guard Spc. Caylen De Los Reyes completed the demanding French Desert Commando Course.
As of May 31, California National Guard members had administered nearly 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccinations throughout the state.
The Air Force Research Laboratory opened new research altitude chambers, which will perform a variety of studies to ensure the durability of flight equipment as well as to determine the effects altitude has on the human body.
The heads of the U.S., British and French navies signed a joint statement reaffirming their commitment to deeper cooperation around the globe to meet the challenges of tomorrow and maintain a strategic advantage at sea.
New Navy and Marine Corps aviators graduated from Training Squadron 86 during a ceremony at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.
The Army released its $173 billion budget proposal for fiscal year 2022, with a deliberate decision to fund people initiatives, readiness goals, and modernization efforts with a $3.6 billion reduction from last year's enacted budget.
Members of the Oregon National Guard completed two weeks of annual training on the island of Oahu.
The Army announced that its Integrated Personal and Pay System - Army mobile application is available for download on the Apple Store for iOS operating systems.
The largest Checkered Flag exercise held to date wrapped up at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.
The guided missile destroyer USS Paul Ignatius fired two missiles that successfully intercepted their ballistic missile targets.
After months of preparation and planning, Marines conducted their first night live-fire training on range G-36 at Camp Lejeune, N.C. on May 23.
Alaska Air and Army National Guardsmen rescued 12 stranded mountaineers on Klutlan Glacier southeast of Mt. Bona in Wrangell-St Elias National Park.
Air Force Reserve Key Spouse Mentors from around the country came together virtually to share their ideas, struggles and best practices.
The USS Carter Hall departed Souda Bay, Greece, after it's three-day maintenance and logistics stop.
Marines and sailors conduct training on islands around Okinawa, Japan, during exercise Poseidon's Watchtower.
U.S. Special Operations Forces have a new aid in the fight against cyber-attacks.
Leadership from the Vermont National Guard and the state of Vermont traveled to North Macedonia to discuss how the state might build upon the existing State Partnership Program to explore economic opportunities.
Threatened fish at Beale Air Force Base in California are reaping the benefits of a partnership between the Air Force and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt returned to San Diego, marking the completion of its deployment to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility.
For the first time ever, female recruits have been trained at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. The recruits were required to meet all graduation requirements in order to earn the coveted title of Marine.
Volunteers from the Vicenza military community recently participated in a local kindergarten beautification project, helping paint a Quinto Vicentino preschool.
Despite the Army’s primary focus on land, leveraging the maritime domain in the Indo-Pacific can still have lasting effects, the deputy commander of U.S. Army Pacific said.
The Louisiana National Guard supported the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service during the annual Christmas tree drop in the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge in New Orleans East.
Air Mobility Command premiered a proof-of-concept for a next-generation all-domain command and control platform during exercise Mobility Guardian 2021.
Sailors and Marines of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit completed integrated training off the coast of Southern California,
A video featuring historic footage of past wars and current footage of present-day training across the Indo-Pacific as the Marine Corps honors those who sacrificed for our freedom.
The acting Secretary of the Air Force, John P. Roth, and the Chief of Space Operations, U.S. Space Force Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, visited Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.
The Marine Corps is modernizing and reshaping its force for the future naval expeditionary fight.
The Air Force Recruiting Service is casting a wide net seeking out the best and brightest to become airmen and Guardians.
Navy medical providers have administered more than one million COVID-19 vaccines to sailors, Marines, DOD civilians and their beneficiaries around the world.
Washington National Guard soldiers and airmen are transitioning from COVID-19 response and civil disturbance missions to prepare for what could be another catastrophic wildfire season.
The Army continues to focus on quality housing for soldiers and their families with additional rights for tenants to roll out next month and privatized companies expected to earmark nearly $3 billion dollars to improve housing over the next five years, a senior official said.
The Louisiana National Guard, directed by Gov. John Bel Edwards, responded to flooding throughout the state following multiple days of steady rain.
In less than six months, natural disasters shut down two major bases and bottlenecked critical training and mission operations for months. Initially, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Facility Engineering Directorate managed both of these recovery and rebuild projects through separate program management offices.
The USS San Antonio conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the fast combat support ship USNS Supply.
Reserve Marines of Landing Support Co. and Landing Support Co., Detachment 1, from Savannah, Ga. and San Juan, Puerto Rico respectively, joined with their active duty counterparts and air Marines to take advantage of a unique opportunity to train in Hawaii.
From being raised by refugee parents, speaking five languages, excelling academically and professionally, newly minted Army 2nd Lieutenant Pauline Heng recognizes her purpose is to build bridges.
Marine Aircraft Group 36 scrambled to plan and respond to a no-notice drill designed to surprise and test their ability to respond at a moment's notice to any contingency.
The F-15EX, named Eagle II, made its exercise debut at Northern Edge 21, flying 33 sorties and 89.8 hours with a team of six total force Air Force pilots at the controls.
The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters” aerial reconnaissance weather officer and loadmaster/dropsonde operator stations are being upgraded with hardware and software to increase their weather collecting capabilities.
The Navy commissioned its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Mobile during a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama on May 22, 2021.
Staff Sgt. Brianna Pritchard, an Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter mechanic from Anchorage, Alaska, has aspirations to go to the Olympics to compete in the sport of breaking, also known as break dancing, which will debut in the 2024 Paris Olympics games.
The National Guard's U.S. Capitol security mission to support the U.S. Capitol Police ended May 23, 2021.
Airmen and tankers from across Air Mobility Command participated in exercise Mobility Guardian 2021 to test cutting-edge tactics and concepts at Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport.
The USS Russell returned to San Diego after a deployment to U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleet areas of operations, May 21.
Marines participate in a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, May 19, 2021. Following graduation on May 20, the new Marines will be transported to Camp Pendleton, Calif., to begin their next phase of training.
When a military working dog in Germany recently required repairs to a fractured tooth, Dental Health Activity Rhineland-Pfalz jumped at the chance to help out the furry four-legged patient.
Three years ago the former chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force directed an initiative to develop equipment for female measurements. The Air and Space Force uniform office brought in Senior Airman Jacquline Graves to help design a new female maternity flight suit.
Airmen achieved major test objectives for multiple weapons systems during Northern Edge 21, a joint exercise conducted in Alaska.
The U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and its strike group departed Yokosuka, Japan on May 19 to support security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity tested the network connectivity of the portable expeditionary fabrication lab, otherwise known as XFAB, at Camp Pendleton in early April. The XFAB is a self-contained, transportable additive manufacturing lab that can deploy with battalion-level Marine maintenance units.
Maj. Gen. Viet X. Luong, the first Vietnam-born service member to reach the general officer rank, shared his story of escaping the war in Vietnam in 1975.
The Department of the Air Force recently released updated guidance concerning the use of telework and remote work for all civilian employees and service members worldwide, to include active duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen and active duty Guardians.
A retired officer who led fellow Army Rangers and Korean soldiers across frozen terrain under enemy fire to seize and defend Hill 205 in the vicinity of Unsan, Korea, will receive the Medal of Honor.
Air National Guard units from Iowa, Maine and Ohio are participating in the multinational missile defense exercise Formidable Shield in the United Kingdom.
A C-130J Super Hercules aircrew was awarded one Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals for their decisive actions and outstanding airmanship displayed under hazardous conditions while deployed to Afghanistan.
The guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur conducted a routine transit through the Taiwan Strait in accordance with international law.
Marines and Japanese Self-Defense Forces conducted a bilateral search and rescue exercise in Japan.
This January, Mr. Paul Williamson celebrated 51 years of servant leadership, either as an enlisted seaman or as a civilian government employee caring for his fellow service members.
The Alaska National Guard hosted its annual marksmanship competition sponsored by Maj. Gen. Torrence Saxe, the adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard.
The Deployment Transition Center remained active in multiple ways during the COVID-19 pandemic, and continues its mission of providing services for military members returning home from deployment.
The USS Carter Hall arrived at Naval Station Rota, Spain, after its multi-week exercise conducted with the Portuguese Navy and Marine Corps.
A retention policy offering soldiers a chance to take a break in service while receiving pay and benefits for up to three years is now a permanent program.
Bulk fuel Marines with III Marine Expeditionary Force conducted training on revolutionary new equipment during the two-day procurement training of the expeditionary mobile fuel additization capability at Camp Hansen, Japan.
The Arkansas National Guard and its State Partnership Program counterpart, Guatemala, resumed face-to-face exchanges May 12-15 after a year of virtual exchanges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To support the growing demand for new F-16 Fighting Falcon from partner nations, the U.S. Air Force has teamed with Lockheed Martin Corp. to open a new production line to build the F-16 Block 70/72 fighter aircraft at the company’s facility in Greenville, South Carolina.
Ships from U.S. Exercise Ragnar Viking met up with the ships participating in the Royal Navy’s Strike Warrior Exercise in the North Atlantic Ocean, May 17, 2021.
Fort Campbell, Kentucky, is entering the latest frontier of flight simulation technology with the Army-owned and operated Black Hawk Aircrew Trainer, or BAT.
Three Nevada Guard soldiers from 1st Squadron 221 Cavalry were recognized for helping a Virginia woman injured in a car crash while supporting the presidential inauguration in the nation's capital.
Eligible Space Force officers who meet certain conditions may soon request exclusion from consideration for the next higher grade.
Maintaining robust working relationships with our U.S. network of allies and partners is a key asset for the U.S. Air Force. The international Military Personnel Exchange Program offers one avenue to enduring ties with our global mission partners.
Exercise At-Sea Demo/Formidable Shield 2021, a live-fire integrated air and missile defense exercise conducted by Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO on behalf of U.S. Sixth Fleet, kicked off May 15, 2021 at the U.K. Ministry of Defence's Hebrides Range.
A new Marine Corps Systems Command program is standardizing and fielding modern, life-saving equipment for Marine Corps firefighters at installations worldwide.
Two members of the U.S. Army Japan Band won the 2021 U.S. Army Japan Best Warrior Competition after proving their mental and physical strength during four days of grueling events.
Missouri National Guard Senior Airman Terra Waitl was activated for food bank missions in May last year. But she's not the only Waitl serving on COVID-19 missions. Her stepdaughter, Airman 1st Class Krysta Waitl, is also activated and serving on one of the state's mass vaccination teams.
The 37th Helicopter Squadron took possession of an aerial gunnery simulator at the helicopter hangar on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, April 27.
Exercise Phoenix Express 2021, the 16th iteration of the North African maritime exercise begins May 17, 2021, in Tunis, Tunisia, and throughout the Mediterranean Sea.
U.S. Marines and Japan Self-Defense Force personnel conducted a bilateral search and rescue exercise at the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Hijyudai Training Area, 27 April.
Lt. Col. Julian Urquidez, commander of 4th Battalion, 3rd Security Forces Assistance Brigade, awarded nine troops with an Army Achievement Medal in front of the battalion headquarters, thanking them for giving back to their community.
Air Force Master Sgt. Destiny “Diesel” Taylor has qualified to compete for a spot in the World Games 2022 as a result of her recent gold win at the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations U.S. National Championships in Nashville.
Air Combat Command leadership has created a task force to tackle the challenge of preparing combat air forces for strategic competition with a near peer as outlined in the 2018 National Defense Strategy.
The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis departed Naval Station Norfolk and transited to Newport News Shipyard to begin its nearly four year maintenance period.
Expeditionary firefighting and rescue Marines responded to a downed bush plane at Cold Bay Airport, Alaska.
Army paratroopers conducted an airborne operation onto Allen Army Airfield, Fort Greely, Alaska, as part of Northern Edge 2021.
A Tennessee Army National Guard medical flight crew rescued a hiker who was having difficulty breathing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
While Office of Special Investigations special agents hope for the best, they prepare for the worst.
Every year, the U.S. Navy trains to withstand hurricane season with a dual exercise called Hurricane Exercise/Citadel Gale. This year’s exercise will run from May 3 – 14.
It's been a relentless journey for U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kamerin Hervey, a Longmont, Colorado, native.
Defender-Europe 21 involves about 28,000 U.S., NATO and partner militaries from 26 nations conducting live fire exercises, airborne operations, missile defense activities and a multitude of complex, bilateral operations simultaneously.
U.S. Army South is committed to supporting the efforts of partner nations to increase institutional capacity and regional collaboration for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, one of the greatest challenges facing the region.
Airmen from the 104th Security Forces Squadron, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Mass., and Soldiers from Detachment 1, Charlie Company, 3rd of the 126th Aviation, Westfield, Mass., have developed training that benefits both organizations. The training will allow them to practice lifesaving medical skills and improve communication while working side by side.
A B-52 Stratofortress from the 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, conducted a successful simulated hypersonic kill chain employment from sensor to shooter and back during Northern Edge 21, May 5.
Amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans joins the Royal Australian Navy, French Armed Forces, Japan Self-Defense Forces and other U.S. Forces for exercise Jeanne D’Arc (ARC) 21 on May 11.
To channel innovation, advancement and technological warfare, Marines from the U.S. and Philippines conducted an inaugural virtual meeting to identify cyber vulnerabilities and hone their strengths.
Serving in the National Guard, raising a family, and keeping up a marathon training regimen would be a lot to manage under normal circumstances. Still, two women in the ranks have managed to do all of the above while preparing for the arrival of new babies.
Chong Le, a Space Force civilian, has been named as a finalist for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, also known as the "Sammies" in the Safety, Security and International Affairs category.
Two Hanscom Air Force Base teams are helping to build the "base of the future" by integrating a new force protection technology at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.
The Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Hamilton conducted a series of operational exercises with Ukraine, May 9, 2021, in the Black Sea.
Qith the arrival of F-35B stealth fighters, the United States' tri-maritime support to the United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group 21 is underway.
Berklee College of Music is the world's preeminent music study institute. Many graduates go on to become industry professionals while others become mega music stars. But only one graduate of Berklee now serves in the U.S. Army in Djibouti and Somalia.
Recently, Sentry Savannah, the Air National Guard’s primary large-scale 4th and 5th generation fighter exercise, concluded after several days of hard-hitting training off the coast of Georgia.
Just weeks after delivery to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, the F-15EX – both 001 and 002 – have taken to the Alaska skies for exercise Northern Edge 21.
The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge returned to Naval Station Norfolk after completing basic phase sea trials.
The Marine Corps has been investing time, money and resources into modernizing the force to meet objectives outlined in the Commandant’s Planning Guidance, Force Design 2030 and the National Defense Strategy.
Army researchers contributed to the development of lighter armored vehicles for soldiers with new computational and theoretical models.
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, says the Guard has vaccinated 10 million people.
A new document outlining the U.S. Space Force's "Vision for a Digital Service" has been released.
The Skyborg leadership team conducted a flight test of the Skyborg autonomy core system aboard a Kratos UTAP-22 tactical unmanned vehicle at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.
Sailors from the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group began receiving Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine while underway.
Marines wrapped up Exercise Dynamic Cape, a live maritime prepositioning exercise that included an operational logistics exercise with a subsequent final exercise event.
Army Col. Andrew Morgan, a NASA astronaut and Army flight surgeon, is returning an armband worn by a World War II combat medic to the National Museum of the U.S. Army after taking it with him to the International Space Station.
The 167th Airlift Wing emergency responders participated in a week-long, all hazards response training exercise.
The 36th Civil Engineer Squadron replaced two Barrier Arresting Kits on the flight line at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
Expeditionary Strike Group 7 completed its third COVID-free deployment in April, following the arrival of the USS Ashland, to Fleet Activities Sasebo.
Tun Tavern, an infamous saloon that no longer physically stands but remains tattooed across the heart and soul of every U.S. Marine, became the first Marine Corps recruiting station looking for a “few good men.”
Helping to promote a sincere culture change in Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention is retired Edward “Obbie West” Wilson, a retired Soldier and spoken word artist.
The South Dakota National Guard’s 82nd Civil Support Team worked with the Rapid City Fire Department on annual hazardous materials training April 28-29.
The Air Force offered its first glimpse of a new virtual operations prototype during a live equipment demonstration at Tyndall Air Force Base, April 28.
Approximately 15,000 U.S. service members, six U.S. Navy ships and 240 aircraft will participate in Northern Edge 2021 (NE21), a joint field training exercise May 3-14 from various locations in and around Alaska.
Marine Corps Systems Command is developing and fielding new, cutting-edge power and water capabilities to modernize the service and align with the commandant’s vision of the future force.
DEFENDER-Europe 21 involves about 28,000 U.S., NATO and partner militaries from 26 nations conducting live fire exercises, airborne operations, missile defense activities and a multitude of complex, bilateral operations simultaneously.
Members of the Alaska Air National Guard's search and rescue aircrew and pararescue teams saved two stranded hikers on Rainbow Peak trail early May 1.
Members of the Andersen Air Force Base Office of Special Investigations worked to build relations with Guam’s neighbors, throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, by traveling and meeting face-to-face with local law enforcement and security counterparts in April.
The 'Old Salt,' an award that recognizes the extensive knowledge and expertise of the longest-serving surface warfare officer in the surface warfare community, was presented to Adm. Christopher W. Grady, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, April 30.
U.S. Marines and Sailors with 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division participated in Exercise Rolling Thunder 21.2 from April 19-29 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District has delivered an additional secure home for part of the Israeli Air Force's fleet of F-35 fighter jets, with a small ceremony marking the completion of another Hardened Hangar project on site earlier this year in March.
The Army is resuming distribution of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in limited capacity helping the service reach its goal of vaccinating 80% of the force by July 4, its top medical officer says.
More than a half-million COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered at New York state's mass vaccination site at the Jacob Javits Convention Center staffed by 600 New York National Guard members.
Staff Sgt. Michael Rogers was awarded the 2021 Air Force Sergeants Association Pitsenbarger Award for his efforts in treating seven individuals after an explosion in Afghanistan.
The Navy joined other nations in a multilateral mine countermeasures exercise in the Persian Gulf.
Marine Corps pilots stationed in Cherry Point, North Carolina, have taken a piece of the concept of online gaming and used it to enhance their training.
Marines are training to peak physical levels in order to be eligible to compete in matches against other athletes in the sport of boxing.
A pair of World War II veterans have recently been approved by the acting Army secretary to receive Purple Hearts over 76 years after being wounded during the Battle of Normandy.
Women may now join any combat arms unit in the Vermont Army National Guard.
U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa hosted the first Command and Control Commanders’ Conference with the NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defense Center of Excellence in Crete, Greece.
Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford have successfully completed Combat Systems Ship’s Qualification Trials, representing a major milestone in validating the ship’s capability to defend itself and the crew.
Army Spc. Mariah Redwood, a Pennsylvania National Guardsman, never imagined she'd use her combat medic skills to administer vaccines to civilians. And in this case, not just anyone, but a close family member.
Airmen with the 612th Air Base Squadron traveled to the Children of Love Foundation Orphanage in La Paz delivering donations to 18 orphans who call the sanctuary home.
The Navy launched a missile at a long-range target successfully as a part of Unmanned Integrated Battle Problem off the coast of San Diego.
For many soldiers, going on an overseas deployment means leaving behind their friends and families for extended periods of time – but not always.
Col. Jason S. D. Perry, the current assistant division commander of 3rd Marine Division at Camp Courtney, most recently came to Okinawa in 2018 as the commanding officer of 4th Marine Regiment at Camp Schwab.
Members of the West Virginia and Illinois National Guard, Defense Information Systems Agency employees and West Virginia University students partnered with Polish allies to compete in the world's largest international cyber defense exercise.
The U.S. Space Force hosted its first Space Engagement Talks with the Israeli Air Force April 19-20, 2021.
The U.S. and Australia maintain a robust relationship underpinned by shared democratic values, common interests and cultural bonds. The U.S.–Australia alliance is an anchor for peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region and around the world.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt conducted interoperability exercises with the national security cutter USCGC Hamilton in the Aegean Sea, April 26, 2021.
The Wounded Warrior Regiment provides leadership, support, and recovery for the ill and injured Marines, to maximize their recovery as they return to duty or transition to civilian life.
The Mobile Short Range Air Defense system, which integrates existing guns, missiles, rockets and sensors onto a Stryker A1 vehicle, is the Army’s newest addition in a variety of modernization efforts.
Idaho Army National Guardsman Capt. John Bomsta and his teammate, Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Smith from the West Virginia Army National Guard, were the top National Guard team and 10th out of 51 U.S. Army teams at the Best Ranger Competition April 18.
Members of U.S. Pacific Air Forces and Japan Air Self-Defense Force visited the 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron to build cyber-defense capacity, April 4-10.
As of April 19, 2021, all Department of Defense-eligible and authorized adults are now able to make an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at their local Military Treatment Facility (MTF). However, some still wrestle with the decision on whether to receive their vaccine or not.
U.S. Marines are training to peak physical levels in order to be eligible to compete in matches against other athletes in the sport of boxing.
The Louisiana National Guard and the Belize Defence Force marked the 25th anniversary of their State Partnership Program on April 23.
The Navy demonstrated the successful integration of an unmanned maritime surveillance aircraft system with manned capabilities during the Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem 21 off the coast of San Diego.
Marines assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment conducted Exercise Spartan Fury across the Hawaiian Islands to demonstrate the battalion's ability to conduct distributed operations inside an adversary’s weapons engagement zone.
The energy program at Fort Knox, Ky. – the only one of its kind throughout the Defense Department – is now leading the way to a more efficient and greener future.
Nevada National Guard’s 92nd Civil Support Team conducted mock emergency hazmat scenarios in Las Vegas during the weeklong 2021 Desert Torch Exercise.
The Army joins the nation in observing more than 50 years of Earth Day, with a theme this year of "Restore Our Earth"
Marines concluded a rotational deployment to Norway for Arctic and mountain warfare training.
A response team from Walter Reed National Medical Center, in collaboration with other organizations, administered more than 2,000 COVID-19 vaccines at Washington Navy Yard between April 16-19.
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is moving forward with fleet enhancement capabilities aimed at increasing the MQ-9 Reaper's effectiveness against near-peer adversary threats.
The 124th Fighter Wing’s 190th Fighter Squadron was recognized as the top pilot team at Hawgsmoke 2021, a biannual A-10 Thunderbolt II competition, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia.
The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center continues its dedication to Airmen, Guardians and their families by partnering with Headquarters Air Force to deliver quality child care facilities across the enterprise.
The USS Carter Hall operating as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Readiness Group arrived at Plymouth, England for a maintenance and logistics stop.
U.S. Marines with the III Marine Expeditionary Force and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 15th Brigade bands came together to perform the annual spring concert at Tedako Hall in Urasoe.
A U.S. Army Pacific Command Soldier enjoying spring break with his family led a team of bystanders to revive an unconscious man until emergency services arrived at Electric Beach, Hawaii.
Army researchers, as part of a national security team, are keeping a close eye on the evolution of new, low-cost threat emitters to improve the Army’s ability to represent the adversary’s equipment and actions accurately and dynamically.
After a year and a half hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 200 National Guard soldiers and airmen from New York and New Jersey trained together to respond to chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear incidents.
The Navy commissioned Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Oakland on April 17, 2021.
For the first time ever, Air Force personnel livestreamed F-35 Lightning II data directly from the aircraft’s mission systems computers to a connected computer tablet during a recent ground test at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic wrapped up a joint civilian-military exercise on April 14 at Camp Lejeune, N.C., where over 60 emerging technologies were evaluated by the Navy and Marine Corps for future warfighter application.
A Tennessee Army National Guard medical flight crew rescued a stroke victim hiking on the Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
When the world shut down last year and people shut themselves in during the COVID-19 pandemic, Airmen charged with inspiring and engaging the next generation discovered new ways to showcase America’s air power and dominate pixel space.
Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy is currently conducting dynamic interface testing operations off the coast of Southern California.
On March 31st, the Marine Corps' first MQ-9A Unmanned Aerial System achieved 10,000 total flight hours in the Central Command area of responsibility, a major milestone for the modernization of the force.
The South Dakota Army National Guard’s 235th Military Police Company conducted a field training exercise on April 10 at West Camp Rapid to prepare for its state and federal missions.
Project CLOAK uses multiple signal sources to send data covertly for teams including forward-deployed Marines who need network access in harsh environments.