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Soldiers with the New Jersey National Guard rescued nine motorists who were stranded by flooding caused by Hurricane Ida.
Space Force common access cards are being issued to Guardians after more than 18 months of collaboration across numerous organizations and five months of live testing.
Special tactics airmen assigned to the 24th Special Operations Wing concluded their participation in the humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti following the deadly earthquake that hit the country last month.
The Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Aviation program completed its first aerial refueling of an F-35C Lightning II aircraft by the MQ-25, a major step in the Navy’s broader initiative to field unmanned systems that transform and enhance the fleet’s capability, capacity and lethality.
The Marine Corps’ top modernization priority is fulfilling the requirement for a ground-based anti-ship missile capability.
Task Force Eagle, based at Fort Lee, Va., is still playing a key role in providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for Afghan evacuees.
Airmen with the Hawaii and California Air National Guard enhanced their ability to recover astronauts during search and rescue training out of Moffett Federal Airfield.
The 302nd Airlift Wing has three C-130 Hercules aircraft flying sorties out of McClellan Air Tanker Base this year in Sacramento County, California, performing an aerial firefighting mission unique within the Air Force Reserve.
The USS Porter began Fleet Operational Sea Training following a scheduled port visit in Plymouth, England.
The mission of the station is to provide aircraft rescue, fire response, emergency medical services and to respond to any potential COVID-19 outbreaks reported at the Palau International Airport.
Over 200 virtual and nearly 50 in-person attendees participated in a hospitalization summit hosted by the Army Capability Manager-Army Health System at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence.
Soldiers with the Texas Army National Guard's 36th Sustainment Brigade seized an opportunity during Northern Strike 21 to get battle-ready, conducting their validation exercise.
Airmen are currently beta testing a new Air Force security forces weapons qualification course designed to enhance proficiency across the career field.
Amphibious assault ship USS Essex, flagship of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group, along with USS Portland, USS Pearl Harbor and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
The Marine Corps’ top modernization priority is fulfilling the requirement for a ground-based anti-ship missile capability.
As the Department of Defense and the Army observe Suicide Prevention Month in September, officials say it’s critical for people to remember the role that social connections play in preventing suicide, and that help is always available.
Situations can change in an instant. We've all heard that. But for Master Sgt. Keona Newsom, a commander's support staff noncommissioned officer in charge with the 192nd Operations Group, it was never more true than on July 27.
Remembered as a man who faithfully served his country and was a devoted father and a man of faith, Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole, the last of the Doolittle Raiders, was honored and posthumously promoted to the rank of colonel during a Sept. 7 ceremony at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Golf Course ballroom.
The steel slab with its crimson and blue background looms over USS New York's amphibious well deck. With help from several others, Richard Othmer recovered the steel from the remnants of Ground Zero. Twenty years after 9/11, Othmer's son, Tom Othmer, continues his father's legacy.
Marines, sailors, veterans and the Honorary Gold Star families gathered unveiled and dedicated a retired AV-8B Harrier from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing in recognition of the late Lt. Col. Christopher Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell.
Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Erin Allen started his Army career as an airborne infantryman. Even then, however, he knew he eventually wanted to become a warrant officer and pilot aircraft.
Wisconsin National Guard members are burnishing their skills while supporting a demanding mission battling wildfires in California and Washington. The mission began in mid-August and will continue through mid-September.
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center continues a massive, multi-year construction effort to deliver the infrastructure needed to support F-35A Lightning II fighter operations at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona; Eielson AFB, Alaska; and RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.
Littoral combat ship USS Tulsa joined Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group during presence operations in the South China Sea.
The Marine Forces Special Operations Command shares a message in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the attacks on 9/11.
Kentucky National Guard engineers with the 577th Sapper Company and 123rd Airlift Wing traveled more than 15,000 miles to train with the Djiboutian military demining company as part of the State Partnership Program.
Soldiers and airmen with the West Virginia National Guard were critical components of Operation Allies Refuge, the State Department-led project to evacuate Afghan citizens and Americans from Afghanistan.
The Joint Air Power Competence Center hosted its annual conference convening the NATO airpower community at Essen, Germany.
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall and Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard Clark hosted a discussion on sexual assault and harassment at U.S. colleges, universities and service academies.
The amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington is returning to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, after deploying to support a humanitarian assistance and earthquake relief operation in Haiti.
The Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, procured the Marine Corps’ first MQ-9A Reaper remotely piloted aircraft.
Exercise Saber Junction 21 kicked off with a live-fire artillery exercise at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany.
Thousands of Louisiana National Guardsmen continue emergency operations in the state in the wake of Hurricane Ida.
The 403rd Wing sent about 35 Reserve Airmen to participate in the Air Force Reserve Command’s premiere training exercise Patriot Warrior 2021 at Fort McCoy.
The USS Arleigh Burke arrived in Tallinn, Estonia for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Estonia relations.
9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, conducted a physical and academic screener to evaluate and select the most qualified Marines to field the Littoral Engineer Reconnaissance Team.
Fourteen firefighters from the Army of the Czech Republic trained alongside their U.S. counterparts with the 155th Air Refueling Wing at Lincoln Air Force Base and Offutt Air Force Base.
All active duty and ready reserve sailors are now required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Air Force's 2020 Male and Female Athletes of the Year both hail from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
A summer of exercises in 2021 has proven that III Marine Expeditionary Force is primed and ready to fight now as it continues to modernize its capabilities.
The National Guard continues to live up to its promise, "Always Ready, Always There," with close to 59,000 Guard members on duty overseas or at home responding to Hurricane Ida, wildfires and COVID-19.
Memorials located in the Pentagon honor the men and women who lost their lives there on 9/11.
U.S. and Indian air force officials signed a landmark agreement to co-develop air-launched unmanned aerial vehicles — the inaugural co-development project under the U.S.- India Defense Technology and Trade Initiative.
Fifth and fourth generation aircraft assigned to the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group and U.K. Carrier Strike Group 21 conducted joint interoperability flights in the U.S. 7th Fleet area.
Marine Corps Base Hawaii is providing a home on a wildlife protected beach for Hawaiian monk seal pup Lōliʻi, who was transferred to the base for protection from crowds on Waikiki Beach.
The California Army National Guard activated 150 military police to support the California Highway Patrol as the Caldor Fire continues its march across the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
More than 350 Oklahoma Guardsmen arrived in Louisiana and began coordinating with the Louisiana National Guard to assist with Hurricane Ida relief efforts.
The Marine Corps collaborated with the Navy and Coast Guard to execute Island Marauder 21 spread out across multiple training sites in Hawaii.
Hundreds of Georgia National Guardsmen assembled at hometown armories and bases across the state and headed to Louisiana to assist with Hurricane Ida relief.
Air Force Materiel Command has established a working group to support ongoing efforts to drive greater diversity and inclusion across the force.
Flights carrying 350 Afghan evacuees departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, for the United States in support of Operation Allies Refuge.
Tucked high in the frigid, snow-covered Andes Mountains, soldiers with the 10th Mountain Division completed the 13-day Southern Vanguard training exercise with the Chilean army.
More than 5,400 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen responding to Hurricane Ida in Louisiana have rescued hundreds of people, cleared roads and distributed food and water to victims of the devastating storm.
The Air Force selected the 436th Civil Engineer Squadron pest management section as the lead test hub for future Spotted Lanternfly mitigation practices for military aircraft.
Ships from the Israeli Navy and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command conducted a combined maritime security patrol in the Red Sea, Aug. 30-31.
The Navy and Marine Corps conducted at-sea training with the Brazilian Navy and Marine Corps in the Gulf of Guinea on Africa's west coast August 22 to 23.
National Guard airmen and soldiers from around the nation are helping support Afghan personnel who are temporarily housed at Department of Defense installations as part of Operation Allies Refuge.
More than 320 soldiers from the Tennessee National Guard were activated to support Hurricane Ida relief efforts in Louisiana.
Pararescuemen, aircrew flight equipment airmen and maritime operations specialists assigned to the 38th Rescue Squadron conducted rescue training in the Banana River and Atlantic Ocean.
The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Aug. 28 for a scheduled port visit. The Carl Vinson is homeported in San Diego, Ca., and is supporting global maritime security operations.
The Program Manager for Ammunition at Marine Corps Systems Command 3D printed a headcap for a rocket motor used to detonate a mine clearing line charge.
In support of Operation Allies Refuge, numerous U.S. Army health clinics across Germany have volunteered medical experts to help with patient care requirements of evacuees at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany.
Almost 5,300 National Guard members from four states are activated to assist with rescue and relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ida's destructive path through Louisiana and Mississippi.
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall offered unambiguous support for the still evolving U.S. Space Force, noting the critical role space plays in the nation's security, the essential functions space enables in everyday life, and why access must be assured as space becomes more congested and contested.
Gen. Anthony Cotton took command of Air Force Global Strike Command from Gen. Tim Ray, outgoing AFGSC commander, during a ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base.
Marines made history when they performed the first-ever, at-sea live fuel transfer near Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Navy Strategic Systems Programs successfully conducted a test of the Second Stage Solid Rocket Motor in Promontory, Utah.
Approximately 100 Georgia National Guard soldiers and airmen will assist health care workers at hospitals across the state who are dealing with an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
The 405th Army Field Support Brigade is establishing facilities for thousands of Afghan evacuees in Germany and Kosovo.
After a year's hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 103rd Security Forces Squadron competed in a field of two dozen teams from civilian and military law enforcement agencies at the Connecticut SWAT Challenge.
Between now and the end of 2022, if all goes according to plan, the Air Force will transfer more parcels of land to local communities and close the chapter on the storied histories of Galena Forward Operating Location, Alaska, and Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois.
A U.S. Naval Forces Central Command task force established Aug. 19, 2021, is temporarily assisting the safe evacuation of personnel from Afghanistan.
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 conducted a first-of-its-kind operation which saw F-35B aircraft launched from HMS Queen Elizabeth land on the USS America to load ordnance, refuel, and strike follow-on objectives.
Following the landing of a U.S. Air Force C-17 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, a team of obstetrics specialists from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center assisted an Afghan evacuee in labor, delivering a healthy baby girl.
Soldiers and airmen of the D.C. National Guard 33rd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team trained with partners in emergency response scenarios at Ft. Buchanan in Puerto Rico.
The Department of the Air Force activated the third and final field command of the Space Force, Space Training and Readiness Command, in a ceremony on Aug. 23.
Air Force and Coast Guard members teamed up for Exercise Castaway - an interagency training to hone local search and rescue procedures.
The littoral combat ship USS Billings and USNS Burlington, an expeditionary fast transport ship, are supporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations off the coast Haiti.
Marines participating in Large Scale Exercise 2021 employed a pair of naval strike missiles that traveled more than 100 nautical miles through simulated mountain ranges and shipping lanes before striking a naval target ship at sea.
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz is providing beds, showers and temporary housing to people evacuated from Afghanistan during Operation Allies Refuge.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. David LaPierre has been serving in the U.S. Armed Forces for more than 10 years, seven of which have been alongside an important figure in his life: his son.
The U.S. Space Force expanded its University Partnership Program at the University of Colorado during a Memorandum of Understanding signing event Aug. 20.
Due to increased COVID-19 transmission both locally and statewide, the Air Force Marathon scheduled for Sept. 18 will transition from in-person participation to a virtual event.
A total of 662 qualified evacuees from Afghanistan landed at Naval Air Station Sigonella on Aug. 22 as part of Operation Allies Refuge.
Marines and sailors of 2nd Marine Division aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington arrived in U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations off the coast of Haiti in support of Joint Task Force-Haiti.
The Army recently conducted a successful evaluation of a new directed-energy capability, moving the service one step closer to fielding a platoon of four laser-equipped Stryker combat vehicle prototypes next fiscal year, program leads said.
Soldiers, airmen, sailors and civilians from seven states are working together to fight the wildfires raging across California.
Air Force Maj. Rashida Brown recently completed the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program with Cornell University where she learned more about improving engagement, fostering an inclusive environment and diversity and inclusion at work.
Navy Capt. Walt "Sarge" Slaughter successfully completed his tour as commanding officer of aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln at a change of command ceremony.
New Marines of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Aug. 13, 2021.
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 91st Cyber Brigade participated in Cyber Shield 21, the Defense Department's largest unclassified cyber defense exercise.
After the pandemic caused events to be cancelled in 2020, competitors and spectators alike were thrilled to return to the boxing ring with 36 service members competing from installations across Germany.
Multiple elements from across U.S. Army-Hawaii, including the Hawaii Army National Guard, supported the battle against the 40,000 acre Waimea wildfire, considered the largest in Hawaii's history.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. was named an honorary Tuskegee Airman and presented the highly symbolic red jacket during a ceremony at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va.
The USS Arlington departed Naval Station Norfolk, Va., to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to Haiti following a deadly earthquake.
Ben Wilkinson, a professional big wave surfer from Oahu, Hawaii, tells about his experiences and provides his input regarding water and ocean safety.
Alaska Air National Guardsmen rescued four people who were on private airplanes that crashed in separate incidents.
Airmen supported Navy Large Scale Exercise 21 – the biggest U.S. Navy exercise in a generation, according to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday.
The USS Higgins and the USS Howard arrived to the new forward-deployed location in Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.
Marine Corps Capt. Erik Shinkle introduces the aviation combat element for the 11th MEU at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Three Army cadets received a unique training experience while participating in the Nurse Summer Training Program at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.
More than 500 Indiana National Guard soldiers and airmen and civilian first responders trained together to respond to a disaster in a scenario that involved a catastrophic earthquake and cyberattacks.
Pennsylvania Air National Guard members are serving as imagery experts, providing live aerial video streaming to fire bosses working on the front lines of the devastating California wildfires.
U.S. Southern Command established Joint Task Force-Haiti to conduct U.S. military operations in support of disaster assistance to the people of Haiti following a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.
U.S. Marines partnered with Australian Defence Forces for Exercise Loobye. The training included a HIRAIN, or a High Mobility Rocket System conducting a rapid infiltration demonstration.
For the first time, each of the nation’s military services will test its sensor-to-sensor capabilities as a joint force during the second iteration of the Army’s Project Convergence this fall.
Three Wisconsin National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and 23 soldiers will assist California and Washington as those states battle wildfires.
The U. S. Space Force established the second of its three field commands in a ceremony Aug. 13, as Space Force Lt. Gen. Michael A. Guetlein assumed command of Space Systems Command.
Members of the Ukrainian armed forces met with a variety of U.S. Air Force units from Ramstein Air Base and Kapaun Air Station, Germany, Aug. 2-6.
The sailors of USS Cole and USS Gravely have been very busy in the Atlantic lately, supporting two major exercises and honing their skills in multiple areas of maritime operations and tactics.
Marines and Sailors with Task Force Koa Moana 21, I Marine Expeditionary Force, participated in ongoing local efforts to remove Cheuais – a native but aggressive plant – from Lake Ngardok in the state of Melekeok Aug. 7, 2021.
U.S. Army transportation and logistics professionals from the 598th Transportation Brigade, 839th Transportation Battalion, executed mission command for the offload of approximately 160 equipment items at the port facility in Izmir, Turkey, in support of exercise Dynamic Front 21.
V Corps conducted a command post exercise at Fort Knox, Ky., and Camp Ripley, Minn., to prepare for a training event that once successfully completed, will certify the corps headquarters' ability to take responsibility of subordinate commands for future operations.
Customers who use their Military Star Card at a NEX gas pump will receive 5 cents off per gallon on their purchase at nearly 70 NEX gas stations in the continental United States and Hawaii.
The Air Force will soon release new dress and appearance updates following feedback and testing from airmen and reviews conducted as a part of the 2020 Air Force Uniform Board.
Aug. 14 is Navajo Code Talker Day, honoring the heroic service of the Navajos who used their unique and complex native language to formulate a code that remained unbreakable to the enemy in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
The South Dakota Air National Guard’s 114th Fighter Wing is conducting a readiness exercise to test the unit’s ability to relocate and quickly begin to generate sorties.
The West Virginia Air National Guard hosted the week-long joint training exercise Sentry Storm 2021 in various locations in July.
Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test re-entry vehicle from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, demonstrating the readiness of U.S. nuclear forces and providing confidence in the lethality and effectiveness of the nation’s nuclear deterrent.
Elements of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 1 completed the Maritime Insertion Course in San Diego, enhancing operational access in support of fleet, joint force and special operations forces.
Marines with the Marine Corps Rifle Team, Weapons Training Battalion, based at Marine Corps Base Quantico, competed in the 2021 National Matches at Camp Perry, Port Clinton, Ohio. Sgt. Christopher Williams was awarded the Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Hathcock Trophy, breaking the record set in 2013.
Offering lethality against unmanned aircraft systems and rockets, artillery and mortars, laser weapons now increase Army air and missile defense capability while reducing total system lifecycle cost through reduced logistical demand.
The 361st and 310th Multi-Role Bridge Companies under the 926th Engineer Brigade joined the South Carolina National Guard’s 125th MRBC at Fort Stewart, Georgia, in a breathtaking display of bridge creation so large military vehicles can cross a lake.
The Department of Air Force Gaming League is back for another season with more games and prizes while expanding the community to include Air Force veterans and wounded warriors.
Maritime forces from 15 East African, European, North America and West Indian Ocean nations joined several international organizations in celebrating the successful conclusion of multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2021.
III Marine Expeditionary Force and its major subordinate commands hosted a week long emergency vehicle course at Camp Foster for Marines from different Motor Technician units to become Road Masters.
Northern Strike 21-2 is underway at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, and the most important resource on Earth is front and center of the exercise. Yes, it's H2O.
An Alaska Army National Guard CH-47F Chinook helicopter transported a skid-steer loader to a village in the Alaskan interior as part of readiness training program.
Members of the Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard worked together to provide lifesaving assistance to a soldier after the individual sustained an injury at sea on an Army Watercraft System.
The Space Force announced its University Partnership Program at the University of North Dakota during a memorandum of understanding signing event.
The first operational TH-73A “Thrasher” training helicopter landed at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Florida.
Marine Corps noncommissioned officers tested their planning skills during a littoral war game at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.
The U.S. Postal Service has released its holiday mailing deadlines for 2021.
Stories of fathers and sons serving in a military unit together are commonplace, as are stories of brothers, but rarely can the same be said about mothers and sons.
Master Sgt. Shale Norwitz attributed his heroic acts, helping victims of a car crash and safely redirecting the flow of traffic, to his military training and neurodiversity.
USS Gerald R. Ford successfully conducted a third explosive event off the coast of Jacksonville, FL, August 8, marking the completion of the ship's Full Ship Shock Trials.
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jessie Harrell, the Bravo Company gunnery sergeant with Headquarters and Support Battalion and a Purple Heart recipient, shares his story and how it affected him.
Soldiers of the Ohio Army National Guard’s 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team partnered with Hungarian Defence Forces during their monthlong training at the Joint Readiness Training Center.
Marines used MV-22B Ospreys to conduct a long range insertion of greater than 600 miles from mainland Japan to the island of Okinawa. The training demonstrated the Marines' ability to seize key maritime terrain and establish expeditionary advanced bases on remote islands.
The USS America Expeditionary Strike Group and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit participated in a maritime exercise with Australian and Japanese forces in the Pacific Ocean.
Members of the Michigan National Guard's 127th Wing made history, successfully landing modern military aircraft on an American highway — and then taking off.
Lawmakers recently approved a $521 million National Guard reimbursement plan to help the military bureau recoup funds it used to secure the National Capital Region in the wake of the January attack on the U.S. Capitol.
When retired Chief Master Sgt. Kendall Briscoe enlisted in 1989 at 18 years old, he had no idea his path would take him on a journey of self-evolution from a young, selfish airman to a selfless leader holding a record for the Air Force's longest enlistment to date.
This is National Stop on Red Week and the Naval Safety Center is encouraging drivers to be vigilant this week and all year round as it aims to educate drivers about the dangers of red-light running.
Marine Corps Recruiting Command launched a 'Recruit the Recruiter' campaign that provides increased incentives for Marines volunteering for recruiting duty and has the potential to significantly impact the future readiness of the Corps.
Air Force Materiel Command is adding on a new role as the designated Servicing Major Command for the Space Force.
Kentucky National Guard soldiers transported 625,000 pounds of explosive ordnance more than 2,200 miles through five states as part of their annual training.
The Aerodynamics Branch of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., is helping the Air Force take directed energy systems airborne.
The tri-service maritime strategy was at the forefront of the first day of the Sea-Air-Space 2021 Exposition, an annual event where sea service leaders also discussed integration, Arctic domain readiness and Indo-Pacific security.
Marines and sailors assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing conducted training on the West Coast to test components of expeditionary advanced base operations in preparation for future maritime conflicts in the Indo-Pacific region.
Soldiers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conducted an early morning airborne operation in Guam as part of Exercise Forager 21.
Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Hector Hernandez and son Antonio Hernandez speak on the "passing of the torch" between them.
Three hikers who spent the night stranded on Mount Whitney with limited supplies in cold weather were taken to safety by a California Army National Guard aircrew.
A coalition of volunteers from across Air Combat Command came together to identify, tackle, and propose solutions to female- and family-centric barriers to readiness during the second annual Sword Athena 2021.
The U.S. Sixth Fleet flag ship USS Mount Whitney departed Split, Croatia, for the start of Large Scale Exercise 2021.
U.S. Military Academy cadets conducted joint field experiments with Army researchers on the development of enhanced soldier-robot teaming.
The Idaho Army National Guard's 1st Battalion of the 148th Field Artillery Regiment spent two weeks at Camp Guernsey, Wyoming, in July for its first M1156 Precision Guidance Kit new equipment training.
As part of the Defense Department's Foreign Military Sales program, an aircrew from Dover Air Force Base transported two CH-47F Chinook helicopters to Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville, Australia, further reinforcing the alliance between the two countries.
The Navy's newest Virginia-class attack submarine, future USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795), was christened during a ceremony at General Dynamics' Electric Boat shipyard facility in Groton, Connecticut, July 31.
Force Design 2030 is the Marine Corps' latest effort to adapt, remain relevant, and out maneuver our adversaries.
Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment took part in exercise Forager 21 starting July 10, 2021 in Guam and Tinian.
Sgt. William Lukens, a tactical generator mechanic in the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 208th Area Support Medical Company in Smyrna, won the 2021 Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Navajo, Arizona.
Schriever Air Force Base, Peterson Air Force Base and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station received new names during the renaming ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, July 26, 2021. The installations are now named Schriever Space Force Base, Peterson Space Force Base and Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station.
In support of long-standing, bilateral agreements, military members from the U.S. European Command and the Israel Defense Forces held exercise Juniper Falcon 21-2 at various locations in Israel, July 23-28, 2021.
The crew of USS Independence recognized more than a decade of naval service during a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, July 29, 2021.
Exercise Sea Breeze is an annual event that brings together military units from several countries and within 2d Marine Expeditionary Force to enhance their warfighting capabilities and build strong relationships.
U.S. Army Pacific paratroopers jumped onto Kangaroo Drop Zone in Australia during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 – the largest military exercise conducted between Australia and the United States.
Members of the Georgia National Guard and the Marietta, Ga., Fire Department teamed up to bring swift-water rescue training to the country of Georgia.
Frank Kendall was sworn in as the 26th Secretary of the Air Force, placing him as the department’s civilian leader responsible for organizing, training, equipping and ensuring the welfare of nearly 700,000 airmen, Guardians and their families.
Pacific Partnership 21, the annual U.S.-led multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific, kicked off in Manila, Philippines.
High mobility artillery rocket systems have become vital to maintaining the Marine Corps' force readiness throughout the Indo-Pacific region.
The life of a service member isn’t always easy. But, of all the things a soldier has to worry about on a daily basis, finances shouldn’t be one of them.
Approximately 280 Alaska Army National Guardsmen conducted their two-week annual training at Donnelly Training Area.
Explosive ordnance disposal units received and were trained on a new and upgraded portable imaging X-ray system at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
The USS Mount Whitney and embarked U.S. 6th Fleet staff sailed from Gaeta to prepare for Large Scale Exercise.
Marines and sailors conducted an exercise to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season and validate deployment requirements in preparation for future destructive weather events along the East Coast.
For many decades, American and German hunters of the local hunting association, Jägerschaft Wiesbaden, have come together to compete in the Golden Buck marksmanship competition.
Navy Vice Adm. Roy Kitchener, commander of Naval Surface Forces, discussed the state of the surface force and his four priorities for the next year during a media roundtable at the Pentagon.
The 1-147 Field Artillery Battalion from South Dakota conducted a two-week annual training at Camp Ripley Training Center in Minnesota.
A quick reaction force is an elite unit comprised of airmen from multiple squadrons trained in combat and evasion. Recently, the QRF firefighter component from the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, was sent to a forward operating base in Syria to provide support to its flight line.
Marines compete in the 2d MARDIV High-Frequency Competition along the east coast, July 12-15, 2021. The competition enhanced high frequency transmission proficiency and capabilities to prepare Marines for future expeditionary conflicts where the area is either contested or degraded.
As the Army’s race for talent sprints on, investing in women to fill leadership roles in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, is critical to mission readiness, leaders said in a recent webinar.
The National Guard completed its annual cyber defense training exercise July 23, with more than 750 top cyber defense professionals from Soldiers and Airmen to industry partners participating from all over the United States.
With the Tech Training Transformation team's creation of a virtual reality training system coordinated by artificial intelligence, Air Education and Training Command officials are transforming the airmen development process.
Exercise Cutlass Express 2021, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command and conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, will take place July 26 to August 6, 2021, in the vicinity of Djibouti, Kenya, Madagascar and Seychelles.
Throughout history, the Marine Corps has used the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System in order to gain an advantage against its adversaries.
About 50 U.S. Army Japan volunteers helped Sagamihara City officials successfully host the men's and women's road race cycling events on the first two days of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Senegalese soldiers visited the Joint Readiness Training Center July 22 to observe training conducted by the Arkansas Army National Guard's 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and its supporting elements during rotation 21-08.
Leaving the heat, humidity and rain of the south and heading north for cooler temperatures, the 815th Airlift Squadron put their Reserve Airmen to the test in Alaska with both the temperatures and the terrain, July 13-16.
Commander, Task Force 69 kicked off Exercise Shark Hunt 2021, a multi-national anti-submarine warfare exercise being held in the Northern Atlantic, July 23.
The Peruvian Marine Corps hosted the second annual Multinational Amphibious Planners Conference at the new International Amphibious Training Center on July 16.
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz employees discovered massive schools of fish in the water-recirculation basins during routine cleaning. The team rescued thousands of fish from the contaminated water and placed them in an artificial pond.
The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group participated in an anti-submarine warfare tactics and procedures exercise in the Arabian Sea.
The Nevada Air National Guard's participation in the wildland firefighting mission in the West has been extended at the request of the National Interagency Fire Center.
Marines participated in a competition to learn the most efficient methods to use high frequency radio equipment on the battlefield.
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center helped secure more than $24 million to protect mission readiness and the environment at three installations: White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico; Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina; and Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.
The Army is addressing soldiers' permanent change of station issues this summer with a newly created crisis action team.
Fifteen Virginia National Guardsmen participated in Regional Cooperation 2021, a U.S. Central Command exercise to promote cooperation and joint combined capabilities with partner nations in Central and South Asia.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Jasmine Plummer is reserved and shy among her peers in the Nevada Air Guard. She's been that way her entire life, but there is nothing reserved or shy about her play on the football field.
The USS Laboon returned to its homeport in Naval Station Norfolk following a six-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and U.S. 6th Fleet areas of operation.