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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.
Marines participated in exercise Fuji Viper 21.4 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan. During this exercise, Marines sharpened critical combined arms skills, ensuring they are ready and capable to execute a wide range of missions anywhere in the world.
Soldiers from across Europe competed to earn the title of Best Warrior during Landstuhl Regional Medical Center's Best Warrior Competition.
Members of the Tennessee National Guard are participating in the nationwide cybersecurity exercise, Cyber Shield, at Joint Force Headquarters in Nashville.
The Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group (MIG) provides dedicated functions within the information environment to the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. The MIG uses the interconnectedness of troops and automated systems to operate effectively across this new battlespace.
Five current and former airmen climbed Denali, the highest mountain peak in North America, as part of the Air Force 50 Summits Challenge, a project focused on helping Airmen fly the USAF flag from the highest point in all 50 states. The challenge aims to promote the well-being of airmen through physical, mental, social and spiritual means.
The Ronald Reagan carrier strike group, including ships from Destroyer Squadron 15, and the Ohio-class submarine USS Georgia, exercised anti-submarine warfare tactics and procedures in mid-July.
Army Sgt. MaryCatherine Innace, a nutrition care specialist at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, was recently selected as a team member for the All-Army Women’s Rugby Team which went undefeated against teams from the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force (with Space Force personnel) and Coast Guard during the second-ever Armed Forces Women’s Rugby Championship.
Alaska Air National Guardsmen rescued two people after an emergency crash landing near Anchorage, Alaska.
The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed the Air and Space Forces Science & Technology 'Front Door' to connect potential partners with experts and opportunities.
The future USNS John Lewis, the first ship in the Navy’s John Lewis-class fleet oiler program, was christened during a ceremony in San Diego.
Randy English, a conservation manager on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, describes the impact of conservation efforts on training ranges.
Army Olympians shared their training experiences as they awaited the opening of the Tokyo games.
Medical specialists from the Hawaii Air National Guard's 154th Medical Group Detachment 1 took their expertise on the road to participate in a California disaster response exercise.
The Space Force will follow the Air Force's physical fitness assessment alternatives — three for the cardio portion and sit-up components and two for the push-up component of the physical fitness assessment beginning in early 2022.
Registration is now open for the inaugural San Antonio Innovation Summit with the theme of "Accelerate Change." The summit takes place Aug. 3-4 at the Henry B. González Convention Center.
Four sailors assigned to the "Jaguars" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 60 jumped into action to provide life-saving aid to two civilians while off duty — just four days apart.
Marines executed one of the longest maritime HMLA self-deployment flights in 1st Marine Aircraft Wing history during exercise Tiltrotor/Rotary Wing 2107.
To aid soldiers during a challenging permanent change of station season, which is seeing some delays with household goods shipments due to the current environment, the Army has widened the window for soldiers to report to their next duty station.
The Air Force partnered with Productable Inc. to develop Project Holodeck, an innovation management platform that allows the service to align the right people, processes and funding to drive innovation at scale.
Critical to the Marine Corps Force Design 2030 effort for ensuring America maintains its competitive edge effort is one of the Corps’ latest and most advanced systems yet—the Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar.
The littoral combat ship USS Billings and the Dominican Republic navy conducted a passing exercise in the Caribbean Sea, July 10.
Organizers of the New Hampshire National Guard's annual combat marksmanship match added a surprise mystery event this year, which entailed a unique array of weaponry, from Vietnam-era M14s to axes.
In addition to his promotion to staff sergeant, Samir J. Dembry received a Lifetime Achievement Award for volunteer service signed by President Joe Biden during a recent ceremony in Hawaii.
Fire protection specialists with the Nevada Air National Guard's 152nd Civil Engineer Squadron participated in multiple firefighting training exercises.
Airmen at Hanscom Air Force Base recently received the newest issue of body armor designed specifically for female airmen.
The USS Hershel "Woody" Williams swapped crews at Naval Station Rota after completing the ship’s second deployment through the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations.
A Motorcycle Mentorship Program representative for Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, explains what MMP is and what kind of training is involved.
The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command delivers Army space assets on orbit by any means necessary to test new capabilities for the warfighter.
Air Force officials have selected the service’s top enlisted members, naming the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2021.
The 182nd Fighter Squadron stands as one of the premier fighter training units in the nation. The job of its instructor pilots is to take inexperienced fighter pilots and teach them how to employ the F-16 to defend the country.
Japanese government officials and U.S. Marines discussed the Artillery Relocation Training Program during a conference in Okinawa, Japan .
Soldiers with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division participated in a guided tour at the Great Escape museum in Żagan, Poland. The Great Escape was a massive escape attempt from Stalag Luft III, a prisoner of war camp controlled by Nazi Germany during WWII.
UK, Dutch and U.S. naval forces enhanced maritime interoperability and demonstrated naval integration through a series of training scenarios in the Gulf of Aden.
A black and gray U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the Indiana Air National Guard's 122nd Fighter Wing was recently turned out at the Air National Guard Paint Facility in Iowa.
After a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19, the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Summer Program recently returned to the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Readiness Laboratory at Tyndall Air Force Base.
On July 12, the USS Benfold asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands, consistent with international law.
Marines with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing begin Exercise Summer Fury 21 with a long-range maritime strike off the coast of Washington.
U.S. Army Health Clinic Kaiserslautern held a change of command ceremony where U.S. Army Maj. Shara Fisher relinquished command of the clinic to U.S. Army Maj. Stephen Harmon.
National Guardsmen conducted a live-fire exercise with high mobility artillery rocket systems at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. and French air and space force Chief of Staff General Phillippe LaVigne gathered at the Yorktown Victory Monument in Yorktown Va., to lay a commemorative wreath marking 240-years since the siege of Yorktown.
Maritime forces from Australia, Japan, South Korea and the United States met in the waters off the eastern coast of Australia to conduct Exercise Pacific Vanguard.
Marines conducted a training exercise that focused on drone technology at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Army Sgt. Ildar Hafizof and Army Spc. Alejandro Sancho will represent the U.S. at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
More than 40 local teenagers congregated within Quantico Middle/High School at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, for the Marine Corps Systems Command Summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Camp.
The Connecticut National Guard’s 1109th Theater Aviation Support Maintenance Group has a unique mission as one of only four Army units designated for large-scale rotary-wing maintenance.
The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters wrapped up their aerial reconnaissance efforts for Hurricane Elsa after the storm made landfall on the northwest coast of Florida.
A suspected tornado touched down on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Chantley Kiser, a noncommissioned officer from U.S. Army Health Center–Vicenza, was one of the first on the scene of a bad automobile accident on an Italian highway.
Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued seven people in two incidents, aiding plane crash victims and hikers.
The Air Force released a new B-21 Raider artist rendering graphic. The new rendering highlights the future stealth bomber with Edwards Air Force Base, California, as the backdrop.
The USNS Trenton and the Tunisian Navy conducted joint maritime domain awareness operations to enhance maritime security and Tunisia's ability to protect its maritime borders.
Task Force Commitment service members, mostly composed of Marine Forces Reserve Marines and sailors, ensure recruits are quarantined for two weeks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 before traveling to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island to begin recruit training.
Seven soldiers from Public Health Command Europe competed to become the best of the best in the annual 2021 Public Health Command Europe officer, noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the Year competition.
Marines hosted a pool bash and competed in an aquatic relay race to strengthen morale and bring families together at Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan.
This is the first time the Guam National Guard has participated in Exercise Orient Shield, which began in 1985. The exercise aims to refine bilateral interoperability between the Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces and the U.S. Army while demonstrating the U.S. resolve to support the security interests of friends and allies in the region.
Virginia National Guard aviation crews and Chesterfield County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Scuba Rescue Team members trained on rescue hoist operations June 8-10.
Recent renovations to kennel facilities at the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron are enhancing the living conditions and wellbeing of military working dogs at Hurlburt Field, Florida.
The submarine USS New Mexico concluded interoperability training with embarked Navy SEALs in the Mediterranean Sea on June 30, 2021.
Taking place throughout South and Southeast Asia, the CARAT series expands bilateral and multilateral exercises; ensures maritime security, stability and prosperity; and highlights the United States' commitment to the region.
Sgt. Donald D. Stoddard, who died during the siege of Betio Island in November 1943, was laid to rest at Mountain View Memorial Park in his hometown of Boulder, Colorado, on June 26.
More than 750 Army and Air National Guard members will work together during Cyber Shield 2021, scheduled for July 10-24 at Camp Williams, Utah.
The Strategic Warning and Space Surveillance Program Office, which has operating locations both at Hanscom Air Force Base and at Peterson Air Force Base earned the 2020 Dr. James G. Roche Product Support Excellence Award.
Army Spc. Benard Keter crossed the finish line of the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 8:21.81 at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials June 25, earning his spot to compete at the Summer Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan.
Approximately 7700 boots are on display at Fort Hood, Texas, honoring the sacrifices of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines since September 11, 2001.
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday visited the USS Constitution in Boston to conduct a naturalization ceremony and meet with sailors,
Veteran Iditarod sled dog musher Aliy Zirkle awoke to the sight of her dog team tangled in a tree springing from the frozen subarctic tundra she knew she was in trouble.
The South Korean Air Force Academy will begin hosting cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy for a semester of study later this year.
The Space Force, working with the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, has selected 50 active-duty volunteers from those services to transfer into the Space Force beginning in July 2021.
Marines have begun receiving a new, explosive rocket launcher that provides additional protection and lethality in urban environments.
Two sets of identical twins are among the 6,394 troops who have been part of the New York National Guard's COVID response mission that began in March 2020 and is winding down now.
The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is testing a mobile app designed to centralize and streamline the subletting of short-term slots at military child development centers this summer.
The USS Theodore Roosevelt will depart San Diego in order to change its homeport to Bremerton, Washington and conduct a docking planned incremental availability at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
The Marine Corps broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art wargaming facility intended to house various capabilities to enhance warfighter preparedness.
More than 110 Oregon National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen completed initial wildland fire certification training at Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center.
A team of engineers, analysts, and pilots are pushing the boundaries of F-35 combat aircraft operational testing.
Marines with Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361 spent two weeks in Fallon, Nevada to exercise their capabilities in higher, hotter, and more stressful environments while training new aerial gunners, and adapting to an unusual work flow.
The Colorado Air National Guard reinforced its longstanding relationship with Slovenian counterparts during Adriatic Strike 2021, enhancing interoperability and trust.
Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard units, led by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, conducted integrated operations off the coast of Hawaii.
U.S. soldiers and members of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces conducted bilateral training at the Aibano Training Area, Japan, as part of exercise Orient Shield 21-2.
Air National Guard members in Morocco for the African Lion 2021 exercise provided medical care to children at the Military Medical Surgical Field Hospital June 7-17.
Personnel from the AFNet Sustainment and Operations Branch at Hanscom Air Force Base are partnering with the Air Combat Command Directorate of Cyberspace and Information Dominance to develop a modern software-based perimeter that will deliver zero trust capabilities to applications across the Air Force.
Female officers in the U.S. Navy have been serving on multiple platforms throughout the Submarine Force for more than 10 years now.
In the heart of the Australian Outback, U.S. Marines, Australian Army soldiers, and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers assembled and successfully conducted Exercise Southern Jackaroo.
Construction is underway on three fire and rescue station projects in the Shirak Province in northwestern Armenia to help increase fire and emergency response capabilities within the small landlocked nation in the Caucacus region.
U.S. and U.K. signal units conducted combined communications training at Royal Air Force Station Spadeadam, the only electronic warfare tactics facility in Europe where aircrews can practice maneuvers and tactics against threats they face in contemporary warfare.
The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group participated in joint multi-domain engagements with the Indian navy and air force off the coast of India.
African Lion, U.S. Africa Command’s premier joint annual exercise, wrapped up its 17th iteration in Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal.
The Jungle Warfare Training Center at Camp Gonsalves on Okinawa, Japan, is the world's premier jungle training center and venue for jungle and littoral warfare exercises.
National Guard members are broadening their military capabilities by supporting the Multinational Force and Observers on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.
As part of continuing professional development, National Guard members toured Antietam National Battlefield, taking in the details of one of the bloodiest days in American military history and the lessons learned from the 1862 battle.
The Air Force is using multiple technologies to build its Advanced Battle Management System for delivering information and capabilities to decision makers.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that three missing brothers who lost their lives when the USS Oklahoma went down during the attack on Pearl Harbor have been accounted for.
Marines completed a pre-deployment readiness exercise designed to provide valuable training and experience.
The Army has concluded its COVID-19 support mission after administering over five million vaccinations.
More than 40 airmen from the South Carolina Air National Guard traveled to the Midwest to help provide free medical and food services to hundreds of people in underserved communities.
Airmen from the 9th Airlift Squadron at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, joined forces with Air Education and Training Command’s 49th Wing and Air Force Materiel Command’s 635th Materiel Maintenance Group for a Major Command Service Tail Trainer exercise.
The USS Curtis Wilbur conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit through international waters in accordance with international law.
Marines develop a 3D-printed metal steering wheel removal device. This innovative solutions helps solve a common problem among vehicle maintenance Marines.
Soldiers heaved rocks, jumped into sand pits, and raced around the Stuttgart High School track as they competed for the German Sports Badge.
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to fly a mile in a first assignment instructor pilot's shoes, log onto Instagram on June 24 and make sure your seat is in an upright and locked position.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of the Air Force signed an agreement aimed at eliminating red tape while protecting public safety during commercial space activities at ranges operated by the U.S. Space Force.
About 1,000 National Guard members – 253 from the Utah National Guard, plus two Georgia battalions – were among the 7,800 service members from 10 partner nations taking part in African Lion 21.
Service members at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma graduated the water survival advanced course – the highest swim qualification Marines and sailors can obtain before becoming a Marine Corps instructor of water survival.
Retired Army Lt. Col. Oren Lee Peters, age 100, established a scholarship in his name for students in the University of Central Oklahoma ROTC program.
Navy units assigned to Carrier Strike Group 1 are operating in the Hawaiian Islands, continuing to integrate operations with the Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard.
Soldiers with the 338th Quartermaster Theater Aerial Delivery Company dropped a joint precision aerial delivery system attached to a 2,000-pound training bundle from 10,000 feet in the first such mission approved in the Midwest.
The Air Force Services Center recently announced the winners of the annual Air Force Art Contest.
The USS Laboon completed a series of passing and communication exercises with the British Royal Navy and Royal Netherlands Navy, June 17, 2021 in the Black Sea.
Marines integrated with Japanese, French and Australian military units in recent training events across the Okinawa littoral and mainland Japan area.
Crews from the 1-130th Attack Battalion, North Carolina Army National Guard, conducted live-fire aerial gunnery qualifications with their AH-64D Longbow Apache helicopters near Fayetteville, North Carolina, June 8-15, 2021 .
Since its establishment in 1898, the Hospital Corps has become the largest and most decorated rate in the Navy with more than 25,000 corpsmen within its ranks.
The Army's Tuition Assistance Program will continue to provide soldiers with funds to assist in paying for voluntary higher education courses while the Army works to make improvements to its new tuition-assistance website.
After 16 months on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, Nevada National Guard soldiers and airmen are in the final stages of the battle as coronavirus cases hit an all-time low in the state.
Air Education and Training Command’s 'myLearning' system is entering phase two of its rollout, adding new features scheduled to be available to airmen and Guardians early this summer.
Four sailors assigned to the 'Jaguars' of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 60 in Jacksonville, Florida, recently jumped into action to provide life-saving aid to two civilians in four days.
Soldiers with the Georgia Army National Guard completed nighttime multinational live-fire training during exercise African Lion.
The Air Force Research Laboratory has created a new video animation that realistically depicts a Tactical High-power Operational Responder, or THOR, destroying swarms of enemy drones in a base defense scenario.
USS Rafael Peralta concludes a 5-day multidomain maritime presence operation in the Sea of Japan.
Marines recently completed Service Level Training Exercise 3-21, a series of exercises designed to integrate East Coast and West Coast Marines for realistic and difficult scenarios in a deployment-like environment.
About 1,000 people are participating in Patriot 21, a domestic operations training exercise sponsored by the National Guard Bureau at Fort McCoy and Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wis.
Hawaii and California Air National Guard Airmen completed a week of search-and-rescue training missions in support of NASA's Commercial Crew Program.
Students travelled to Peter Prince Airfield to attend the inaugural AIM HIGH Flight Academy hosted by Air Force Recruiting Service’s Detachment 1. The 24 students selected will get exposure to the fundamentals of flight and will have the opportunity to tour U.S. Air Force aircraft, while working with aviator mentors.
The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is operating in the South China Sea for the first time during its 2021 deployment.
Through a community partnership, the Marines of 6th Engineer Support Battalion have improved almost 15 miles of community access roads in Pima County, Arizona, over the past six years.
Researchers at the Army’s Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed the first fiber with digital capabilities. The fiber can sense, store, analyze and infer activity when sewn into a piece of clothing.
On May 24, Airman 1st Class Waicha Gondwe recited her oath of allegiance, completing her journey to become a U.S. citizen. Her husband, Master Sgt. Suzgo Gondwe, achieved his U.S. citizenship 18 years ago.
The U. S. Space Force successfully launched the Tactically Responsive Launch-2 mission on a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base on June 13, delivering a technology demonstration satellite to Low Earth Orbit.
Undeterred by a rare health condition early in life, Nevada Air Guard 1st Lt. Caleena Longworth is now on the front line of health care in southern Nevada during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The USS Laboon entered the Black Sea on a routine patrol while conducting multi-domain operations with a U.S. Navy P-8A aircraft from Patrol Squadron VP-40 and NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System.
"Swift, Silent, Deadly." While the mantra is typically used to describe a Reconnaissance Marine, the idea behind it is one that should be studied and emulated by all Marines.
The U. S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden community gathered at the Wiesbaden Clay Kaserne Gym June 14 to celebrate the Army’s 246th birthday.
The Alaska Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, dropped water from buckets over rural areas of the installation as part of annual Red Card certification to fight wildfires.
Thirty-eight Alaska Air National Guardsmen with the 176th Wing helped build homes for Cherokee veterans in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, as part of the Department of Defense's Innovative Readiness Training program.
The "Fighting Marlins" of Patrol Squadron 40 operated two P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Naval Air Station Rota, Spain in the NATO-led Steadfast Defender 2021 Maritime Live Exercise.
U.S. Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal conducted an improvised explosive device exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
The Fort Bragg Soldier Recovery Unit's Music Wellness class had modest beginnings as guitar lessons for recovering soldiers. But it didn't stay small for long.
The Fort Hood Fire Department presented a water salute to a CH-47 Chinook landing at the base airfield — a sure sign that something momentous had just happened.
Three Vermont National Guard biathletes are training hard in anticipation of attending the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing.
The Air Force Materiel Command has established a new office to manage digital transformation activities across the Air and Space Force enterprise.
The USNS Patuxent provided emergency assistance to a motor vessel in distress in the Gulf of Aden.
Marine Corps Cpl. Dominick Bonner was honored for helping to save the life of a man who was lying on the ground unresponsive at a restaurant in Okinawa, Japan.
The 152nd Airlift Wing conducted water survival training with the Naval Air Station Fallon Search and Rescue Team at Lahontan Reservoir.
Air Force and Army military doctors were in Choluteca, Honduras, to assist a local hospital with urologic surgeries during Resolute Sentinel 21. The exercise provides joint training and improved readiness for U.S. civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel through humanitarian assistance activities in Honduras.
The USS Laboon conducted a scheduled port visit to Souda Bay, Greece.
Marine Corps Systems Command is in the process of fielding a modernized version of an intelligence system that provides critical information to commanders on the battlefield.
Army researchers developed a pioneering framework that provides a baseline for the development of collaborative multi-agent systems.
Michigan National Guard Soldiers drove a half-million miles through more than 15 states, transporting almost 6 million pounds of ammunition as part of Operation Patriot Press.
The 815th Airlift Squadron provided airlift and air drop support during Exercise Voyager Shield at Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Baltic Operations is an annual international maritime-led joint exercise including 16 NATO allies and 2 partner nations demonstrating the ability of the alliance to contribute to deterring and, if required, defeating aggression.
Marine Rotational Force – Darwin and the Australian Defence Force successfully completed a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise called Crocodile Response on May 28.
In an effort to give soldiers an edge in an ever-changing operational environment, Army Futures Command conducted week-long perception testing for new equipment and programs at its Fort Belvoir laboratory.
Active-duty, reserve and National Guard soldiers who take military occupational specialty conversion courses at the Kansas Army National Guard Regional Training Site for Maintenance now can walk away with more than a new MOS.
A team of seven Airmen, led by Brig. Gen. Christopher Ireland, U.S. Air Forces Europe-Air Forces Africa chief of staff, conducted a force development engagement with the Senegalese air force in Dakar and Thies, Senegal, May 25-28, 2021.
The MQ-25™ program successfully conducted the first ever aerial refueling operations between a manned receiver aircraft and unmanned tanker June 4 from MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah, Illinois.
Hundreds of Marines maneuvered through stifling terrain during the Jungle Warfare Exercise spearheaded by 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division supported by elements from across III Marine Expeditionary Force and the Joint Force in Okinawa, Japan.
Vermont National Guard Spc. Caylen De Los Reyes completed the demanding French Desert Commando Course.
As of May 31, California National Guard members had administered nearly 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccinations throughout the state.
The Air Force Research Laboratory opened new research altitude chambers, which will perform a variety of studies to ensure the durability of flight equipment as well as to determine the effects altitude has on the human body.
The heads of the U.S., British and French navies signed a joint statement reaffirming their commitment to deeper cooperation around the globe to meet the challenges of tomorrow and maintain a strategic advantage at sea.
New Navy and Marine Corps aviators graduated from Training Squadron 86 during a ceremony at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.
The Army released its $173 billion budget proposal for fiscal year 2022, with a deliberate decision to fund people initiatives, readiness goals, and modernization efforts with a $3.6 billion reduction from last year's enacted budget.