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A B-52 Stratofortress bomber participated in a maritime integration exercise with the USS Nimitz and the USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike groups.
Idaho National Guard leaders helped the Idaho National Guard Environmental Management Office biologists tag, study and measure rattlesnakes at the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Santillan enlisted after growing up hearing stories from both his mother and father, who is a retired boatswain.
Jerry Conway didn't expect to find himself in another competitive sport following retirement from the Army, but then he found trapshooting.
Marine Corps Systems Command launched a Common Access Card-enabled website that allows Fleet Marines to provide feedback on the command's communication equipment.
Tech. Sgt. Clayton Smith's accent has a lilting island inflection indicating he's probably from a certain area of the Caribbean.
Multiple wings from across U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa participated in a large force exercise hosted by Spangdahlem Air Base over Germany, July 1.
Naval Station Rota and its community are no strangers to challenges, so when the Kingdom of Spain implemented a State of Alarm in mid-March due to COVID-19, Team Rota rose to the occasion.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 15th Brigade bands came together to thank all frontline workers, first responders and health care officials for all their contributions and continuing efforts while life surrounded by COVID-19 becomes the new normal.
A soldier with U.S. Army Health Clinic Vicenza was recently recognized for years of contributions to the Soldiers' Theatre at U.S. Army Garrison Italy.
Army Spc. Chrisiellefaye Pagarigan, an occupational therapy specialist at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, finds strength through the visual arts.
Army Spc. Raivyn Hearne of the California Army National Guard's 40th Infantry Division Band realized her musical dreams while serving.
The Negatively Pressurized Conex, or NPC, is the latest isolated containment chamber developed to transport individuals with infectious diseases, like the novel coronavirus.
Marines and Navy corpsmen with Marine Rotational Force – Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, participate in a mountain-warfare field exercise at the Haltdalen Training Facility in Norway.
The Nimitz and Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Force are conducting dual carrier operations in the South China Sea.
Army Sgt. Henry Johnson, whose World War I service in the New York National Guard earned him the Medal of Honor almost a century later, is now the subject of a digital comic.
The Air Force is urging everyone to be prepared for what could be a record-setting hurricane season.
Four Marines from Marine Corps Base Quantico saved the lives of a father and son on the Potomac River in Maryland.
Though warrant officers make up only a small percent of the total Army force, their expertise plays a vital role in a variety of Army missions, including missile defense.
The Nimitz Carrier Strike Force celebrated Independence Day deployed to the South China Sea conducting dual carrier operations and exercises in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific.
Connecticut National Guard soldiers conducted urban breach training at Stones Ranch Military Reservation.
An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transported a large donation of 44,180 pounds of humanitarian aid supplies to Soto Cano Air Base.
Marines conduct Adversary Force Exercise in preparation for Marine Air-Ground Task Force Warfighting Exercise at Marine Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
The USS Mount Whitney returned to Gaeta, Italy, after a six-week underway period in support of exercise Baltic Operations in the Baltic Sea.
Paratroopers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, parachuted into Guam as part of their Emergency Deployment Readiness exercise.
AFWERX, the U.S. Air Force's innovation arm and catalyst for fostering innovation within the Air Force, announced registration is now live for the AFWERX Fusion 2020 Base of the Future virtual event, July 28 to 30.
About 40 Idaho Citizen-Soldiers attended the Idaho National Guard's first wildland firefighting training course at Gowen Field June 15-19 and June 22-26.
The Department of the Air Force and the United States Space Force have finalized the new service's organizational structure for echelons below the headquarters, reflecting the newest branch of the armed forces’ guiding principles of being a lean, agile and mission-focused organization.
"Really good" was never really going to be good enough for the Army team developing the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular.
The Navy stood up a special task force June 30, to address the issues of racism, sexism and other destructive biases and their impact on naval readiness.
The United Arab Emirates Joint Aviation Command conducted combined naval and air training operations with forces assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and U.S. Air Forces Central Command in the southern Arabian Gulf, June 21-25.
Marines strengthened their abilities to control key terrain in a contested battlespace during Exercise Northern Apache in Okinawa, Japan.
Naval forces from the U.S. and other NATO nations are taking part in Exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2020 in the northern Atlantic Ocean.
Army recruiting plans to create a small cyber team to expand its esports program, which has already helped attract thousands of potential recruits amid a larger push into the digital realm.
Tech. Sgt. Jeff Campbell is walking from the east side of Iowa to the west side of the state to raise awareness about mental health.
Airmen from Eielson Air Force Base’s 354th Maintenance Squadron munitions flight built the first bombs intended for the 354th Fighter Wing’s F-35A Lighting IIs.
Airmen assigned to the 317th Airlift Wing are at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, for six to eight months before the next deployment — the longest period of time that all wing airmen have been at their home station since the start of the war on terror.
Army researchers launched a new working group to streamline human performance research efforts on soldier mixed reality display technologies.
All 161 Air Force ROTC scholarship recipients in good standing with the program and attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities or Hispanic-Serving Institutions will receive an upgrade offer from their current scholarship level.
Ohio National Guardsmen Spc. Javier Roman and Spc. Gabriel Kirk serve as interpreters to help Spanish-speaking families get the information they need to receive food.
The Navy's Sentinel Surveillance Testing aims to detect asymptomatic COVID-positive individuals and help mitigate any potential second wave or resurgence of the disease early.
Marines are back marching on the historic parade deck at Marine Barracks Washington for the 2020 Evening Parade Season.
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Large Angle Spectrometric Coronagraph, LASCO, instrument identified the 4000th comet discovered by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.
The Michigan National Guard has developed a comprehensive plan to move forward with Exercise Northern Strike during the COVID-19 pandemic while safeguarding participants and local communities.
Two Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers, currently deployed to support Bomber Task Force missions, integrated with the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force fighters and Navy E/A-18G Growlers over the Sea of Japan.
Marine Task Force served as the crisis response force for six consecutive years and is prepared and postured to deploy to the Latin American and the Caribbean region to work alongside partner nation militaries.
A soldier helped spearhead an effort to deliver food to families in need in Connecticut and abroad to his native country, Colombia, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom and AH-1W Super Cobra helicopters participated in a live-fire training exercise alongside Albanian allied forces aimed at increasing readiness and reinforcing the U.S.-Albanian partnership.
The Space Force announced the development of a program designed to advance the security of current and future commercial satellite communications for the Defense Department.
The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier and its escort ship, the USS San Jacinto, set a new Navy record after being continuously at sea for more than 161 days.
Two Army research projects are advancing quantum networking to potentially deliver multiple capabilities not achievable with classical networks, likely playing a key role in future battlefield operations.
The Air Force used a modeling and simulation tool to provide a digital interface for analyzing wargames, allowing players to quickly react to the operational impact of fuel logistics in real-time.
The National Guard remains in a good position to respond to hurricanes or other large-scale disasters, including handling COVID-19 related changes such as planning for personal protective equipment.
The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit continues to train to maintain readiness and remain a dependable crisis response force for the Indo-Pacific region amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Air Force has awarded a contract to begin development and production of body armor tailored to better fit and protect female airmen in combat and contingency operations.
The USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Nimitz strike groups commenced dual carrier flight operations in the Philippine Sea to support air defense drills, sea surveillance, replenishments at sea and other exercises.
A specialized team from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio virtually supported a heart-lung bypass in San Diego to save a soldier’s life.
Texas National Guard medics administered COVID-19 antibody tests to service members with symptoms, or who had known or potential exposure to someone tested for the coronavirus.
The Defense Department released the defense space strategy with a focus on advancing space power to be able to compete, deter and win in a complex security environment.
The Marine Corps has activated a new battalion focused on ensuring a resilient network that enables mission execution in the face of persistent cyber threats.
The Alaska National Guard removed a bus featured in the book and movie "Into the Wild" from the Stampede Trail. Several travelers over the years have required search-and-rescue services while trying to visit the bus.
A former Marine turned stay-at-home mom has found her newest calling by planning and cultivating partnerships while serving as a transportation officer for the Army’s 842nd Transportation Battalion.
B-2 Spirit stealth bombers conducted integration and interoperability training with Norwegian F-35s during a long-range, long duration strategic bomber mission north of the Arctic Circle.
The Navy’s USS Lassen and USS Detroit embarked with Coast Guard law enforcement detachment teams to intercept more than 100 suspected bales of contraband worth nearly $80 million.
California and Nevada Air National Guardsmen used C-130 Hercules aircraft during a wildland firefighting training exercise in the Tahoe National Forest ahead of fire season.
Army researchers are pioneering a new cybersecurity framework designed to thwart future attacks on military systems and better manage network vulnerabilities.
Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., is home to the only Japanese Ka-Tsu in existence, a tracked vehicle introduced in 1944 to provide the Imperial Japanese Navy a ship-to-shore capability.
The first pilots completed the Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor course in the F-35C Lightning II aircraft, enabling them to bring advanced, well-rounded training on the fifth-generation fighter back to their fellow sailors.
The Washington Army National Guard completed their partnership mission with the Jordan Armed Forces before transferring authority to the Illinois Army National Guard.
The Air Force has created the “Million Piece Mission,” launching the largest virtual multiplayer puzzle for the entire world to solve together.
The Army has developed a way to deploy autonomous air vehicles that can change shape in mid-air to optimize performance through different phases of flight.
This year's Baltic Operations exercise proved the ability of Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO to command from its joint operations center in Lisbon, Portugal, some 1,400 miles from participants in the Baltic Sea.
Guam National Guardsmen, including a mother and son, find comfort in service amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Little Rock Air Force Base and Dyess Air Force Base launched 19 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to support the Air Force Weapons School’s Joint Forcible Entry exercise, which is designed to simulate the forcible entry of paratroopers into a contested battle space.
Firefighters from around Southern California trained at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton by cutting firebreaks and prescribed burns in preparation for the summer fire season.
The Army set a goal of recruiting 10,000 new soldiers to serve in 150 different occupations during a nationwide virtual hiring campaign.
The Air Force Recruiting Service launched the "Aim High" mobile phone application to help communicate, inform and inspire new recruits and guide them into the right career path.
It wasn't just any "elephant walk." Members of California's Air National Guard collaborated to launch six C-130J Super Hercules aircraft one-by-one for the first time in over 20 years.
The guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald left Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard to head for its home port of San Diego after undergoing two years of restoration and modernization work.
The Army Combat Fitness Test will be the force's test of record Oct. 1, but the Army's top enlisted soldier says troops will have more time to train for and pass the six-event test — without fear of it negatively impacting their careers.
Marine Corps Capt. Meleah Martin is preparing to make history as part of the Corps' final aircraft carrier-based deployment of the Hornet as the service transitions completely to the F-35 Lightning II.
Despite travel limitations caused by the pandemic, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday conducted a previously planned trilateral meeting with French and U.K. military leaders.
Many of the more than 1,200 members of the Wisconsin National Guard supporting the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic are also working on completing their degrees.
For the Anderson family, military service is in their blood, and last month that bloodline continued on with its latest addition, roughly a month before the Army's 245th birthday.
Commander, Naval Surface Forces announced that the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius was awarded the 2019 Bloodhound Award for the Pacific Fleet March 18.
The Air Force completed the construction of a $42 million green energy project to improve efficiency and resiliency at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
Marines hosted a blood drive amid COVID-19 to help support service members down range and eligible beneficiaries receiving care at a military facility.
Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Maloney has helped New Yorkers recover from disasters starting with the cleanup in the aftermath of 9/11, Hurricane Sandy and now COVID-19.
The New Jersey National Guard reached out to the women in its ranks to get their perspectives on Women Veterans Day.
U.S. Marines and sailors partnered with Norwegian troops to learn and practice operating in an Arctic environment during Thunder Reindeer, an annual two-week exercise.
A team at Hurlburt Field, Fla., teamed up with Air Force researchers to develop a smartphone application to help monitor special tactics operators’ health status in real time.
More than 1,600 reservists mobilized to support aircraft carrier and submarine maintenance at four shipyards to reduce the maintenance backlog due to the pandemic.
The "Cyber 9-Line" program used by participating National Guard units, which allows U.S. Cyber Command to quickly diagnose potential threats, is also being adopted by some states to help strengthen cybersecurity and enable election integrity.
The Air Force introduced a new tool to give financial support to installations across the country to assist customers seeking help with travel pay, military pay and civilian pay.
The Navy has joined 18 NATO nations for Baltic Operations 2020, an annual maritime exercise that includes air defense, anti-submarine warfare, maritime interdiction and mine countermeasure operations.
U.S. Marines and sailors joined Norwegian troops for Thunder Reindeer, an exercise focused on cold-weather and mountain-warfare training to enhance interoperability.
The Army successfully completed the first open-air testing of an upgrade to the precision strike missile system that would let the missile acquire targets both on land and at sea.
The Marine Corps organized Task Force Commitment to ensure the health and safety of recruits and training personnel at Parris Island, S.C. and San Diego.
The USS Nimitz's Carrier Strike Group completed a training exercise designed to test ability to carry out sustained combat operations before deploying in support of global maritime security operations.
Idaho National Guardsmen conducted a series of live-burn, vehicle extrication and classroom exercises to prepare for fighting fires.
The Defense Department increased monetary payments to soldiers who choose to move household goods on their own to future duty stations in an effort to limit COVID-19 exposure.
ROTC cadets from Virginia Tech and the University of Colorado-Boulder virtually participated in a training exercise with U.S. Space Command to get a peek at what it's like working as space operators.
Nurses from Dobbins Air Reserve Base returned home after working alongside military and civilian counterparts assisting state and local governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group deployed to work alongside allies and partners to strengthen regional capabilities, develop warfighting concepts and improve maritime operations to protect shared interests in the Indo-Pacific.
New York Army National Guardsmen repaired the gravestone of a soldier who died more than 100 years ago storming the Hindenburg Line during World War I.
Marines set and extinguished prescribed fires to clear overgrown brush with 28 departments from surrounding communities as part of a joint fire training school at Camp Pendleton.
A Minnesota National Guardsman sought to find common ground with protesters during the recent demonstrations in the state's capitol over the death of George Floyd.
The Army plans to produce hundreds of unmanned, robotic vehicles to help infantry units carry gear easier on the ground.
The Space Force's new recruiting ad emphasizes purpose and mission while encouraging people to join the newly formed military service.
The West Virginia National Guard recently tested response capabilities for a storm-induced flooding event while simultaneously continuing to provide COVID-19 response efforts across the state.
For Naval Special Warfare Center, Class 342's induction marked the resumption of training for three classes put on pause March 16 out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19.
Marine recruiters used a three-dimensional, digital environment and virtual booths to educate gamers about potential technical job opportunities during an online career fair.
When a natural resource manager noticed a decline in nesting areas for burrowing owls on Camp Umatilla, he worked to create artificial nesting tunnels and institute other measures that have led to a thriving owl population.
Naval Health Clinic Annapolis in Maryland made the traditional pharmacy process more accessible and efficient amid the coronavirus pandemic by implementing a drive-thru model.
Marines presented cutting-edge research in game-changing thinking on national security during the Big Idea Exchange at the Naval Postgraduate School.
Managing a clinic, overseeing food safety and leading a team of soldiers are only some of Army Capt. Peony Kim's responsibilities as a Veterinary Corps Officer in charge of Germany's Stuttgart Veterinary Treatment Facility.
More than 8,000 Puerto Rico National Guardsmen are preparing for hurricane season, including helping residents take precautions.
Sailors assigned to U.S. Northern Command completed Vigilant Osprey in the north Atlantic Ocean, an exercise aimed at strengthening partnerships with allies, and advancing tactical and operational warfare proficiency.
The Army plans to expand a task force focused on testing intelligence, information operations, cyber, electronic warfare and space assets with partner nations across the Indo-Pacific region.
U.S. Transportation Command’s repatriation coordination cell organized the stateside return of more than 3,900 Americans stranded abroad due to tightened COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Marines used three types of aircraft during a mass integrated air training mission to increase proficiency and project power.
Women from West Point's Class of 1980 reflect 40 years later on how they paved the way for generations of female service members.
Alaska and Hawaii National Guardsmen provided search-and-rescue support as NASA launched its first manned space mission from American soil since 2011.
The Navy is preparing for Baltic Operations, an annual exercise with 18 allied and partner nations in the Baltic region that aims to strengthen combined response capabilities and demonstrate international resolve.
The Air Force was once again an integral part of a space launch which experts say will inspire future generations to consider an Air Force career.
Northern Command led a first-of-its-kind exercise with four combatant commands conducting homeland defense operations together and exercising joint integration.
The U.S. and Saudi forces conducted a routine and joint sustainment training on and around Karan and Kurayn islands, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 24-30, 2020.
A pair of Air Force B-1B Lancers are back stateside after conducting a long-range strategic bomber task force mission with European allies.
Members of the Missouri National Guard are delivering school lunches in communities across the state as part of its COVID-19 response.
The Army is researching new artificial intelligence and off-road technologies for future combat vehicles to operate independently on the battlefield.
The Army Emergency Relief program is expanding eligibility for National Guard and reserve soldiers impacted by COVID-19.
The Space Force's new recruiting ad emphasizes purpose and mission while encouraging people to join the newly-formed military service.
The Puerto Rico National Guard is assisting with COVID-19 testing at more than 1,000 nursing homes for elderly residents on the island.
The Air Force Research Laboratory and Special Operations Command successfully air-dropped simulated palletized munitions, a milestone in efforts to deliver a large volume of air-launched weapons at any given time.
The USS Gabrielle Giffords and Singapore's RSS Steadfast conducted a joint exercise in the South China Sea to practice maritime proficiency and further strengthen the bond between both countries.
The Marine Corps' first F-35C Lightning II squadron recently received the aircraft which leaders say will help enhance strategic agility, operational flexibility and tactical supremacy.
The USS Portland successfully disabled an unmanned aerial vehicle with a new laser weapon system the Navy hopes will pave the way for future weapons development.
Emergency managers, meteorologists and Air Force Reserve hurricane hunters spoke online about their mission ahead of the 2020 hurricane season.
The Virginia National Guard helped evacuate more than 100 people in the Roanoke area after days of heavy rain caused major flooding in and around the city.
The 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade is back at Camp Lejeune after assisting Northern Command’s COVID-19 response across six states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
U.S. and Jordanian soldiers are conducting a joint program to cement their partnership, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Space Force is providing new courses designed to give space professionals a warfighting mindset to last their entire careers.
Air Force Col. Robert Behnken and former Marine Corps pilot Douglas Hurley, both NASA astronauts, are getting ready to be part of the first mission to send U.S. astronauts into space from American soil since 2011.
The 60th Air Mobility Wing is considering ways to enhance emergency alert systems at Travis Air Force Base, and how virtual reality systems could help train the airmen of tomorrow.
Members of the Nevada National Guard are helping distribute thousands of meals to Las Vegas residents in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The USS Constitution is hosting a series of presentations on July 4 using Facebook Live to safely celebrate Independence Day during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Army is hoping new talent management programs will help attract cyber warriors to fill the ranks of specialized units focused on multi-domain operations in space, cyber and electronic warfare.
Firefighters at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., recently conducted controlled burns in an effort to prevent future wildfires and increase the habitat for the endangered Kangaroo mouse.
The Michigan National Guard is helping rescue residents threatened by breaches in the Edenville and Sanford dams.
Ellsworth Air Force Base crews’ completion of a 23-hour nonstop flight to Sweden with refueling support from NATO allies demonstrates the flexibility and lethality of U.S. forces.
U.S. Space Command passed a major milestone with its first official operations order, continuing a multinational effort with some of the United States' closest allies in protecting global access to space.
Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment will render a 21-gun salute at Camp Lejeune on Memorial Day at noon.
As part of a pilot program, seven West Point cadets and 13 ROTC cadets who are graduating this year with degrees in space-oriented fields are getting the chance to secure a career in Army space operations.
Navy personnel are taking part in Virtual Fleet Week New York through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It's the first time the Navy has hosted the event in a virtual environment.
USS Pinckney sailors and embarked coast guardsmen seized more than 3,000 pounds of cocaine from a drug vessel in the Pacific Ocean.
The Marine Corps is preparing for hurricane season by conducting destructive weather exercises and providing emergency shelters to ensure assets stay secured and protected.
Space Command is expanding its international space data sharing network with Peru to ensure sustainability, safety and security to all orbiting assets.
The Coast Guard is using the i-911 application to more quickly help locate distressed mariners using mobile GPS information.
Air Force maintenance professionals and engineers were flown directly on a C-130 Hercules to repair three F-16 Fighting Falcons to prevent a mandatory quarantine amid COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Soldiers flew Apache and Chinook helicopters on a two-hour training flight out of Katterbach Army Airfield, Germany, in a show of strength in the region.
The Florida National Guard is supporting two new COVID-19 walk-up testing sites for residents who may not have access to a car or prefer to walk.
The Army is activating an additional corps headquarters to help fulfill national defense strategy requirements and support U.S. interests, allies and partners in Europe.
The Space Force is ready to test a new satellite program designed to provide essential weather data to warfighters.
The USS Constitution is hosting daily live virtual tours on Instagram after suspending public tours to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The Rhode Island National Guard is sending critical medical equipment to help combat COVID-19 in Timor-Leste and the Bahamas.
The Air Force is independently manufacturing personal protective equipment and medical supplies to keep its production needs out of the civilian market.
Wyoming National Guardsmen are deploying a mobile laboratory to help public health officials increase COVID-19 testing statewide.
Naval Research Laboratory engineers are testing a new antenna module that could change the way energy is harvested for power in space.
The Marine Corps has begun large-scale modernization of weapons to increase the lethality.
The Civil Air Patrol is assisting the First Air Force with Michigan’s COVID-19 response by delivering personal protective equipment and test kits to facilities across the state.
Washington National Guardsmen are assembling test kits with AmeriCorps volunteers to help the state during COVID-19 recovery efforts.
Marines assigned to the 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment return to the United States after participating in multiple training exercises while deployed to the Indo-Pacific region.
The USS Roosevelt brings a ballistic missile defense system to its new home port, Naval Station Rota, Spain, that is capable of improving NATO's air and missile defenses across Europe.
New York residents getting tested for COVID-19 can expect to see National Guardsmen at 15 drive-thru sites across the state, doing everything from parking enforcement to paperwork.
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the 3rd Operations Support Squadron Airfield Management team has been adopting a "new normal" mentality as they incorporate protective measures to ensure the execution of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson essential flying missions.
Army officials have launched a new task force focused on contact tracing that will support the response to a heightened threat from COVID-19.
The Air Force is increasing the number of locations eligible for the permanent location of Space Command headquarters.
The Navy will accept proposals from startups and small businesses for its next round of Small Business Innovative Research funding.
A reserve pilot has qualified to fly the U-2 Dragon Lady for the first time in Air Force history.
A Marine Corps combat logistics battalion is teaching Marines how to deal with simulated IED encounters in a hostile environment.
Members of the Georgia National Guard’s 116th Army Band are working a call center to help residents suffering from COVID-19 symptoms find nearby testing sites.
A mini rover developed with Army and NASA research funding that combines paddling, walking and wheel-spinning motions to maneuver over sandy terrain without getting stuck could be used on the moon and for military purposes on Earth.
The Space Force and United Launch Alliance will pay tribute to first responders affected by the COVID-19 pandemic during an upcoming launch mission.
Engineers are developing a one-of-a-kind aircraft tire test to predict tire wear that could save the Air Force more than $6 million a year.
Marines and sailors assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Southern Command certified for a crisis response deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
New on-demand video training will allow airmen to learn at home from their peers during the pandemic.
Navy researchers have developed a new electronic component for communications and other uses with speeds faster than 5G network technology.
The Air Force, Space Force and Defense Digital Service are supporting a satellite hacking challenge that will be held in a virtual environment for the first time.
The Michigan National Guard has helped test more than 7,000 inmates and long-term care patients at facilities across the state.
The Indiana National Guard's first cyber protection battalion has started training to help defend cybernetworks.
The Marine Corps is sponsoring a virtual job fair to remotely educate students about technical career opportunities.
Arlington National Cemetery will host its first-ever online exhibit to share what a team found inside a 105-year-old memorabilia box.
The Navy has fast-tracked development and production of biocontainment systems so COVID-19 test samples can be quickly and safely processed aboard ships.
Four bombers and about 200 airmen assigned to the 9th Bomb Squadron traveled on short notice from Texas to Guam to assist in training efforts to reassure allies and deter adversaries in the Indo-Pacific.
The 7th Bomb Wing demonstrated readiness amid the COVID-19 pandemic by conducting missions in the Indo-Pacific theater to support Pacific Air Forces' training efforts with allies, partners and joint forces.
Sailors are getting ready for hurricane season by running a storm system simulation to improve support and recovery efforts for major weather events.
Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, rifle ranges are still operating so Marines can complete yearly qualifications.
CH-47 Chinook pilots and crew members assigned to the Washington Army National Guard are getting ready to deploy in support of operations the Middle East.
Parachute riggers with the Indiana National Guard are using their special set of skills to make face masks for other Guard members in the fight against COVID-19.
A Black Hawk door gunner invented a simulator so soldiers can practice gunnery skills without being inside a helicopter, keeping skills sharp and saving on flight time and maintenance costs.