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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.
Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center, known for lighting up the skies with the annual Northern Lightning exercise, hosted multiple units from around the country for the two-week Northern Thaw exercise ended April 2.
The Air Force’s new combat search and rescue helicopter, the HH-60W Jolly Green II, completed its developmental test program at Eglin Air Force Base, April 13, 2021.
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group began dual-carrier flight operations with the French Navy Charles de Gaulle Carrier Strike Group in the Arabian Sea, April 13, 2021.
Technology developers came together to show their latest in counter drone technology during a demonstration at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz.
Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion completed recruit training with four male platoons and two female platoons, the first time ever that male recruits have graduated from the battalion.
For one California National Guard Soldier working at the COVID-19 vaccination center at California State Los Angeles, the mission is personal.
The Space Force recently released the organizational structure for its new Space Systems Command.
Service members assigned to Andersen Air Force Base and Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz have partnered with the Department of State to bring COVID-19 relief to the Indo-Pacific over the last two months.
The Navy held a decommissioning ceremony for the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego.
The Army is on target to vaccinate 80% of its soldiers by July 4th as vaccine doses become more readily available, its surgeon general says.
Airmen from the 145th Airlift Wing prepare for a large-scale readiness exercise conducted in Gulfport, Mississippi, throughout 2021.
Two Airmen with the 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing saved a man from a near-drowning incident at Madison Blue Springs State Park, Florida.
The inaugural littoral combat ship returned from a U.S. Fourth Fleet deployment.
Marines will soon be testing and evaluating new physical training uniforms.
Army 1st Lts. Zachary Hobson and David Stanley delicately balanced a regimen of long-distance running, roughly 24 miles of ruck marching per week, intense gym workouts and countless hours spent honing their soldier skills in the hopes of proving that they are the best Rangers the Army has to offer.
The Federal Laboratory Consortium, which annually recognizes federal laboratories and their industry partners for outstanding technology achievements, selected the U.S. Army’s corporate research laboratory for its 2021 Technology Transfer Innovation Award.
Pacific Air Forces hosted its first Women, Peace and Security symposium at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 29 – April 1, 2021.
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marines conduct urban operations within the Central Training Area on Okinawa, Japan. This dynamic training provided small unit leaders with the opportunity to improve their tactical decision making skills in offensive and defensive operations.
Members from the Tennessee National Guard partnered with local first responders and emergency management personnel in a joint water rescue exercise April 9.
The USS Wichita and Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel HMJS Cornwall conducted a live fire exercise in the Caribbean Sea on April 9.
The Colorado Army National Guard's 2nd Brigade, 135th General Support Aviation Battalion, is hosting an annual wildland fire training conference in partnership with local, state and federal partners to prepare for wildfire season.
Airmen from eight units across Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, participated in exercise Razor Talon, led by the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson AFB, March 22-26.
Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz began receiving their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine April 6.
Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked aboard the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group conducted flight-training operations near Singapore within international waters, April 8.
Two new mobile web applications are now available for all U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach military community members. The Digital Garrison app and U.S. Army Maintenance Application.
The term "military brat" is a badge of honor claimed for many generations by people who grew up in military families. This month, the Defense Department celebrates the more than 1.6 million children of parents who are serving.
A contingent of Air National Guard and active-duty Airmen based out of Hawaii were deployed to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan to conduct Dynamic Force Employment operations, March 12 – April 5.
The Bahrain Defense Force and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command conducted bi-lateral maritime exercise Neon Defender 21 at sea in the Persian Gulf and on land in Bahrain.
Across the Marine Corps, mission readiness is a topic often addressed, and for expeditionary firefighting and rescue specialists Marines it is a daily practice.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden created a monthly challenge whereby individuals perform a series of workout routines and challenge others to meet or exceed the challenge.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and to help raise awareness, Camp Zama Girl Scout cadets planted 32 pinwheels in the shape of an awareness ribbon near the installation’s front gate.
Several dozen South Dakota National Guard soldiers and airmen helped local, state and federal agencies battle the Schroeder Fire near Rapid City, South Dakota.
The Air Force Test Pilot school graduated its first-ever Space Test Fundamentals class at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
The Air Force’s newest fighter, the F-15EX Eagle II, was revealed and named during a ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
The guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain conducted a routine transit of the Taiwan Strait through international waters in accordance with international law.
Marines and sailors joined Norwegian forces above the Arctic Circle for Exercise Arctic Littoral Strike.
California National Guard medical facilities across the state are scheduling military dependents for COVID-19 vaccinations.
For Brooklynites who are most comfortable speaking a foreign language or do not speak English as their primary language, they can turn to some of the deployed U.S. Air Force Airmen of the 335th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron, or EMDOS, to help translate.
USS Somerset joins units from the Royal Australian Navy, French Navy, Indian Navy, and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force to participate in the third iteration of La Perouse.
The Marine Corps is improving many facets of maternity uniforms to meet the needs of all Marines.
Sgt. Ildar Hafizov and Spc. Alejandro Sancho fought their way to victory at the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials in Fort Worth, Texas, April 2-3, earning themselves spots on the U.S. Wrestling Olympic Team where they will represent the Army at the Summer Olympic Games this July in Tokyo.
The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, embarked on the Makin Island Amphibious Group, concluded operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve on March 18.
Approximately 100 Kentucky National Guard soldiers and airmen trained on search and rescue techniques with local first responders and emergency management personnel.
The 61st Airlift Squadron recently completed a multi-week, off-station training event spanning across Idaho, Florida and North Carolina.
The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group entered the South China Sea on April 4 to conduct routine operations. This is the second time TRCSG has entered the South China Sea during its 2021 deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District implemented and managed the construction of two new medical facilities in the remote villages of Money and Godjekoara. Project requirements and funding were provided by U.S. Africa Command with onsite coordination provided by the U.S. Embassy and Office of Security Cooperation.
The Florida National Guard is supporting state partners in the ongoing response to the Piney Point Reservoir leak in Manatee County in the Tampa Bay area.
Kathy La Sauce didn't blaze trails during her 20-year Air Force career. She scorched them.
The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, the USS Monterey, the USS Mitscher and the USS Thomas Hudner completed a southbound Suez Canal transit into the Red Sea, April 2.
Marines participated in rappel training to build confidence and prepare them for any circumstances they may encounter.
Two Army veterinarians from Public Health Command Europe recently volunteered to travel to Alaska to support one of the most physically demanding sporting events in the world, the Iditarod.
Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Brad Seymour, a member of the Michigan Air National Guard's 110th Wing, has been activated for multiple tours at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 631, embraced their surroundings by hosting a multi-agency, crime scene exercise in arctic conditions at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
The Navy's U.S. Third Fleet coordinated the administration of its 100,000th voluntary first-dose of the COVID-19 vaccination aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.
Marine Corps logisticians from U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, came together virtually with counterparts from the Royal Thai Marine Corps for the first virtual iteration of the biennial Logistics Staff Talks, a collaborative symposium on common challenges.
The U.S. Army has planned Warfighter 21-4, a major multinational warfighter exercise for April 6-15.
Officials at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton are working to train Marines and sailors while protecting the environment and safeguarding the wildlife aboard the installation.
Sweetface Shelton, a well-loved and valued therapy dog in the Alaska National Guard, has received the Alaska Commendation Medal.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. Raymond displayed their support to the families of fallen or wounded service members during an annual Survivor Advocacy roundtable.
Air Force officials announced Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, will host three new squadrons of the F-35A Lightning II.
Navy divers are enduring a harsh environment and bitter cold temperatures at a military base in Minnesota to prepare for future tasking in the waters of the Arctic.
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service honored Vietnam veterans on Vietnam War Veterans Day with a special reunion event in Vicenza, Italy.
Members from 11 rescue squadrons flocked to Gowen Field in HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters to participate in Spud Smoke 21, an exercise focused on weapons employment fundamentals and dynamic threat environments.
Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, logged 365 continuous days in support of America's humanitarian response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The USS Gabrielle Giffords successfully launched the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) as part of shipboard operational testing and evaluation.
When Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton rolled out the first round of COVID-19 vaccines just months ago, many uniformed and civilian personnel heavily weighed the pros and cons of receiving their first dose.
Army researchers collaborated with academic partners from the University of Central Florida to improve additive manufacturing.
Flexibility and adaptability have been key for the 40th Combat Aviation Brigade in the lead-up to a 9-month deployment to the Middle East.
''Red Flag 21-2 tested our ability to win against a near-peer threat while fighting alongside our joint and coalition partners,'' said Col. Robert T. Raymond, 20th Operations Group commander and RF 21-2 Air Expeditionary Wing commander.
USS Fort McHenry holds a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Mayport, Florida before its April inactivation.
On National Vietnam War Veterans Day, the Marine Corps honored those who served in country, in theater, or elsewhere. All were called to serve and did so with honor, courage, and commitment.
Squad leaders became proficient in battle drills and troop leading procedures during Toccoa Tough II, a leadership professional development course and field training exercise.
A member of the Michigan National Guard's COVID-19 Vaccination Testing Team used his combat medic experience to save a life during a coronavirus vaccination clinic March 20.
The first official semi-autonomous robot dogs were delivered to Tyndall Air Force Base March 22 for integration into the 325th Security Forces Squadron.
The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) conducted simultaneous joint multi-domain operations with the Indian Navy and Air Force in the Indian Ocean March 28-29, 2021.
Nine ally and partner foreign liaison officers attached to Marine Corps Combat Development Command visited Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, March 16 and 17.
In honor of Women's History Month, U.S. Army Garrison Italy is sharing an interview with Maj. Leslie A. Shipp. The 39-year-old executive officer has served in Italy since July 2019.
The Michigan National Guard’s Task Force North is vaccinating more than 7500 Michigan residents a week at two vaccination sites in the northern section of the state.
Three B-2 Spirit stealth bombers, along with more than 100 airmen, civilians and contractors, arrived at Lajes Field in the Azores, to participate in a series of bomber task force missions in the high northern Europe region.
The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit deployed after completing an intensive, month-long composite training exercise and brief in-port maintenance period.
The Marine Corps is improving its enterprise network to meet the commandant’s vision, addressing cybersecurity threats and preparing for the future fight.
Women have broken many barriers throughout the Army’s history from serving in combat roles to filling its most senior-level positions. As chief of the Army Reserve and commanding general of U.S. Army Reserve Command, Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels is just one example.
Eight Army National Guard victim advocates from five states attended a new training program designed to help respond to sexual assault.
Space Force Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, chief of space operations and commander of U.S. Space Command, virtually addressed University of Florida ROTC midshipmen and cadets from the Navy, Army and Air Force, in Gainesville, Florida.
A construction project designed to test the energy efficiency of barracks huts, or B-Huts, could ultimately result in saving lives.
Nearly 1,000 Navy Reserve sailors mobilized by the Surge Maintenance program to provide shipyards with additional capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic will demobilize next month.
Marines discussed the impact that women have had on the history and evolution of today’s Marine Corps.
After missing the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, Army Sgt. Samantha Schultz is more determined then ever to take part in the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo.
To keep its skills sharp, the Michigan National Guard's 51st Civil Support Team regularly exercises with law enforcement agencies across the state.
It was a day of historical significance as 10 new Air Force pilots received their wings after graduating from the first Undergraduate Pilot Training 2.5 program at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.
The USS Monterey conducted a two day port visit in Romania as part of their mission to conduct presence operations in the Black Sea region and participate in the Romanian-led exercise Sea Shield 2021.
Salvatore Naimo, local Sarasota veteran, received the Silver Star for his actions in September, 1951 in the mountains of Korea as a rifleman in Howe Company 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment.
The Army is currently testing an oxygen generator that has a longer shelf life than the one currently in use and will meet the requirement of supplemental oxygen that medics provide to combat casualties.
On the cusp of Women’s History Month, Alaska Army National Guard soldier Sgt. Serita Unin made her own mark in history last month by becoming the first infantry woman in the Alaska National Guard.
Aviano Air Base’s Fire Department extinguished the competition in this year’s Air Force Fire Department of the Year, saving lives and getting the mission done during 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey entered the Black Sea on March 20, 2021 and was joined by the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner on a routine patrol to maintain maritime security alongside other NATO Allies and partners.
U.S. Marines in Japan and Hawaii teamed up with joint partners to execute networked Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations spanning five separate islands in a complex display of modern littoral warfare.
Danyell Walters, now a sergeant major serving as the senior enlisted advisor for U.S. Army Medical Logistics Command at Fort Detrick, reflects on her time as a tomb guard nearly 25 years ago.
Women assigned to the Vermont National Guard showcased military uniforms and equipment at a virtual book reading for children as part of Women's History Month.
Master Sgt. Justin Bauer from the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona was awarded the prestigious AFWERX Spark Tank trophy after his innovative method for C-130 Hercules wheel repair was selected as the Spark Tank 2021 winner Feb. 26.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) returned to homeport in Naval Station Norfolk March 19, after nearly nine months deployed in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.
Reflecting on her 34 years with the Marine Corps, Lt. Col. Sally Ann Falco, who enlisted at age 17 and later became an officer through the Meritorious Commissioning Program, says she is proof that you can be a Marine and a single mother, balancing military service and family life.
The Army is currently conducting a gap analysis as part of its new Arctic strategy to identify if any new equipment or training sites will be needed or expanded to prepare soldiers for upcoming missions in extreme cold weather.
Air Force B-2 Spirit aircraft based at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., arrived at Lajes Field, Portugal, to support upcoming Bomber Task Force missions.
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group conducted a passing and communication exercise with the Turkish navy in the Mediterranean Sea.
The Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point commands are dedicated to keeping the community informed and answering any questions on COVID-19 vaccines.
With the possibility of a tighter defense budget looming, Acting Army Secretary John E. Whitley pledged his support toward the Army’s efforts to upgrade its equipment, weapons systems and processes.
Women play a pivotal role in defending the nation, and their service has helped shape the nation and the armed forces, Air Force Maj. Gen. Dawne L. Deskins, Air National Guard deputy director says in a video message.
Fifty New York Army National Guard Soldiers donned face masks and fell into formation to take part in an abbreviated version of New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.
Service members from seven NATO member nations are at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, supporting Red Flag 21-2 to test and sharpen their abilities in countering threats while building a cohesive protocol for real-world events.
The Navy and Marine Corps released the Unmanned Campaign plan representing their strategy for making unmanned systems a trusted and integral part of warfighting.
The Marine Corps recently fielded sturdy, spacious tents, fulfilling an urgent universal need statement to support command and control missions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Army is in the middle of the most significant transformation in the past four decades, as the service continues to advance initiatives to support personnel under the Army People Strategy, all while maintaining critical modernization priorities to bolster joint multi-domain operations.
More than half the 5,000 National Guard soldiers and airmen who have been supporting the security mission in the nation’s capital since January returned to their home states.
Seven Airmen made history as the first “Accelerated Path to Wings” program graduated and they transitioned from students to Air Force pilots during a ceremony.
The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group conducted a live-fire exercise in the Indian Ocean.
U.S. service members and their families gather during the 2021 Hansen Festival, to enjoy an assortment of performances and fun-filled activities at Camp Hansen.
Each March, the Army celebrates the important contributions of women to the nation, both historically and in today’s society.
The New York National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing and the Connecticut National Guard's 103rd Airlift Wing transported National Science Foundation personnel and equipment from Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia, New York, to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.
The 31st Operations Group conducted exercise Operation Porcupine in Cincu, Romania. Operation Porcupine is an annual exercise that tests the capability of the different squadrons inside the 31st OG and their ability to work together.
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, successfully completed winter training onboard Naval Air Facility El Centro at the conclusion of the Festival of Flight, March 13, 2021.
U.S. Navy SEALs, Norwegian Forsvaret soldiers, and U.S. Marines participated in allied Joint Terminal Attack Controller training near Setermoen, Norway. A JTAC is certified to direct the action of combat aircraft engaged in close air support from a forward position, and other offensive air operations.
There’s a new vehicle turning heads on the range at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, and it will likely begin arriving in Army brigades in a matter of months. It’s the Infantry Squad Vehicle, and it promises to give soldiers an opportunity to arrive to a fight faster, rested, and ready.
Two years ago, an unlikely social media post inspired Pennsylvania Army National Guard 1st Lt. Lindsey Boughte's powerlifting journey. After just three months of training, she decided to sign up for her first powerlifting competition and was hooked.