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The Army National Guard's senior enlisted leader has dubbed 2020 the ''year of the Guard'' after states frequently called on units to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, civil unrest and natural disasters.
Space Force members have until the end of the year to apply for a Nanodegree program that allows them to dive deep into a digital domain that is vital to the success of the space warfighting mission.
Eglin Air Force Base hosted its first native multi-domain test exercise in early December on the Eglin AFB Test and Training Range.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook began its south-bound international strait transit en route to the Mediterranean Sea after conducting Black Sea maritime security operations.
U.S. Marines conducted open-water and dive training with Marines from the Netherlands near Savaneta, Aruba, in November.
Fort Hood's Santa's Workshop began its shop days Nov. 30, giving out toys to 160 children on the first day. By the end of the season, they will have given presents to more than 2,600 Fort Hood children.
More than 20 volunteers from the New York Army and Air National Guard joined area veterans and fellow service members at Ellms Tree Farm to load 125 Christmas trees in support of the national Trees for Troops charitable effort.
Air Force and Montgomery leaders honored Rosa Parks with a memorialization ceremony on Maxwell Air Force Base, Dec. 1, the 65th anniversary of Parks' arrest for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus.
After thorough consideration, the Navy has decided to decommission USS Bonhomme Richard, a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, due to the extensive damage sustained during a fire in July.
This fiscal year, Marine Corps Systems Command plans to begin fielding a new boot that protects Marines in cold-weather climates.
Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Jason Butler, a member of the 380th Army Reserve Band, shares how the military builds character and offers a foundation for everything you do in life.
Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity is home to the Marine Air Ground Task Force Afloat Integration Environment that was designed by engineers to provide program offices and operational units a venue for exercising and testing C4I systems in a realistic afloat environment.
The South Carolina National Guard conducted the Small Unmanned Aircraft System, RAVEN, at McCrady Training Center.
The Air Education and Training Command’s occupational competencies branch hosted a study as part of a process to restructure force development across all Air Force career enterprises.
The Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Seawolf conducted a scheduled port visit in Gibraltar.
A newly launched pilot program to better prepares spouses of newly selected officer and senior enlisted brigade and battalion command teams.
Colorado Army National Guardsman 1st Sgt. Eugene Patton Jr. grew up in the shadow of a man whose Army career he always admired but has ultimately surpassed.
The Air Force Materiel Command has launched a command-wide survey focused on gathering the perceptions of civilian and military airmen on diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
A P-8A Poseidon aircraft located a disabled sailboat during a search and rescue mission off the western coast of Saipan.
Marines and sailors at Camp Fuji participated in the National Chuo Youth Friendship Center’s fourth annual English camp in Shizuoka, Japan,
The Army has started testing recruits for the sickle cell trait to identify at risk soldiers and plans to screen all soldiers within a year,
Some of New York's 2,200 battle flags – the largest collection of its kind in the country – are now featured in a virtual video tour of the New York State Capitol.
The 16th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston delivered water purification systems to Honduras following Hurricanes Eta and Iota.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Ross completed a series of air defense and fighter control exercises with NATO air forces in the Baltic Sea.
Marines were presented the French Fourragere, known as the Croix de Guerre, during a dedication ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C. It was originally awarded to 5th and 6th Marine Regiments for their historic accomplishments in France during World War I.
The Army Community Service-run program pairs volunteer shoppers with community members who cannot enter the commissary because of COVID-19-related circumstances.
Since late March, the Marine Corps in Okinawa has been implementing strict safety measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
The Air Force has selected four new locations to receive the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft which will replace its aging C-130Hs.
The submarine USS John Warner returned from deployment to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., just in time for Thanksgiving.
A soldier who survived a suicide attempt is now speaking around the world about about suicide prevention and helping those in a crisis from taking their lives.
The Pennsylvania National Guard's 171st Air Refueling Wing participated in a celebration honoring a World War II veteran who turned 102 years old on Nov. 12.
Firefighters, paramedics and medical response airmen raced to the flight line in an exercise to extract pilots from fifth-generation aircraft.
The guided missile destroyer USS Ross completed a series of tactical air defense exercises with NATO in the Baltic Sea.
A mobile lactation pods arrived at Luke Air Force Base to provide a private room equipped with the resources needed for women to safely breastfeed and pump breast milk regardless of the work location.
Explosive ordnance disposal technicians from across III Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Installations Pacific gathered to participate in an ordnance exploitation proof of concept range.
Army researchers look to helicopter noise reduction technology as a top priority in aircraft design.
Affectionately known as "Charlie Med," the Charlie Company, 148th Brigade Support Battalion, safeguards the medical readiness and care for the entire 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
Two U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft participated in 'Brother's Shield, a Colombian Air Force led exercise, and in UNITAS LXI, an Ecuadorian Navy led exercise, in the U.S. Southern Command's area of responsibility.
The USS John S. McCain asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the vicinity of Peter the Great Bay in the Sea of Japan.
Taking seven different units and consolidating them into 1st Network Battalion streamlines security and efficiency of the Western region of the Marine Corps Enterprise Network, while modernizing the Marine Corps' cyber capabilities.
Soldier Centered Design is a key element of how Army Futures Command is taking on modernization of the Army. Soldiers visit the Bell Helicopter Flight Research Center to take a look at the V-280 Valor.
As many Americans continue to face health and economic challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Connecticut Air National Guard member is making sure families can enjoy a warm meal this Thanksgiving.
The Air Force recently launched a program called Digital University to help increase digital literacy, by providing access to free courses from Udemy, Pluralsight and Udacity to all Department of the Air Force Air and Space Professionals.
Airman 1st Class Sourav Basu Roy, an air transportation specialist assigned to the 482nd Fighter Wing at Homestead Air Reserve Base and a commercial airline pilot, is living the American dream.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook transited into the Black Sea in support of NATO Allies and partners, Nov. 23, 2020.
Support personnel from the Marine Corps Recruiting Command Headquarters spent time with local canvassing recruiters to learn more about their daily activities and mission.
Those who train the Army's tank crews and cavalry scouts have dropped the traditional "shark attack" in which bellowing drill sergeants would swarm new recruits, and replaced it with an exercise that builds teamwork and attention to detail under pressure.
Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Elizabeth McJannet-Bratton's lifelong conviction is that women can pursue careers in the military and in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, without sacrificing a sense of femininity.
The Department of the Air Force, on behalf of the Office of Secretary of Defense, has selected six candidate locations for the U.S. Space Command Headquarters.
Airmen from Fairchild Air Force Base's 92nd Air Refueling Squadron, 93rd ARS, 384th ARS, 97th ARS and 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, conducted an aeromedical evacuation mission Nov. 7-13, bringing 18 patients in need of medical care across the Pacific Ocean back to the United States.
The Navy detailed rollout plans for a physical fitness assessment cycle that features the forearm plank which will replace the curl-up, and the 2000-meter row as a new optional cardio event.
Amidst COVID-19 mitigations, the concert was hosted in continuation of the strengthening bond between the bands. This year the concert was recorded to provide a virtual concert due to COVID-19 mitigations within the local and U.S. Military communities.
Army Sgt. Samuel Kosgei, a combat medic for the U.S. Army's World Class Athlete Program, performed lifesaving care on a woman while shopping at a Walmart in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his family, Sept. 18.
A revamp of the Nevada Army National Guard driver training program will optimize the maintenance plan for the state’s approximately 1,500 ground vehicles and reduce maintenance expenditures.
Airmen participated in a joint interoperability exercise to test long-range force packaging and demonstrate global reach capabilities in the Indo-Pacific region.
Sailors with the guided missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence completed search and rescue operations in the areas affected by Hurricane Eta in Central America.
Marines and sailors recently trained to enhance command and control and interoperability with allies and partners, focusing on facing a near-peer threat in the European theater.
Ten Army installations and their public partners were selected for demonstrating partnerships that improve quality of life for soldiers and their families, enhance readiness and modernization capabilities and building stronger community relationships.
Not much of the operational Air Force was open to Black Americans before the Tuskegee Airmen.
Sailors aboard the USS John Finn intercepted and destroyed a threat-representative Intercontinental Ballistic Missile target with a Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missile during a flight test demonstration.
Two sets of sisters recently graduated recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C.
The Women's Health Transition Training Program helps women manage their health care as they transition out of the military.
Michigan National Guardsmen have worked with food pantries and other charities to help distribute more than 3.5 million pounds of food to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett emphasized the vital role the United States Space Force plays in shaping the future of international space operations.
Marines participated in a regularly scheduled training program that provides essential live-fire training in regions throughout Japan to increase combat readiness and lethality.
The virtual event showcased ways in which the workforce can support and communicate effectively with people who are deaf or hard of hearing in simple, everyday activities.
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of World War II, the Air Force produced a video series to highlight the Tuskegee Airmen and their impact on the war and society.
Two members of the 104th Fighter Wing Maintenance Group came up with a better way to repair F-15 Eagle panels, saving the Air National Guard lots of money and increasing combat readiness.
About 250 service members deployed to parts of Central America hardest hit by Hurricane Eta to conduct lifesaving rescue operations.
Warrant Officer Kristina Multani, who finished flight school in September as the only female warrant officer UH-60 pilot in the Delaware Army National Guard, eagerly embraced the opportunity to deploy to Kosovo.
The Air Force Safety Center transferred the Space Safety Division to the United States Space Force as one of the first blended organizations in the Department. Already charged with supporting both services, this transfer serves to leverage the Center's expertise doubling down on space safety for both services.
Airmen assigned to the 60th Logistics Readiness Squadron from Travis Air Force Base partnered with Tesla Nov. 12, to evaluate and improve existing vehicle maintenance procedures for the installation.
The USS William P. Lawrence and the 'Easyriders' of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 are supporting humanitarian assistance disaster relief in Honduras in response to the devastation left by Hurricane Eta.
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton hosted a Marine Corps Marksmanship Competition for the first time in seven years.
The third Capability Set of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System was tested at Fort Pickett by 82nd Airborne Soldiers and 25th Marines during October 2020.
Airmen assigned to the Colorado Air National Guard's 140th Wing participated in North American Aerospace Defense Command's Arctic dynamic force employment operations in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., will be one of the first Air Force bases to implement semi-autonomous robot dogs into its patrolling regiment.
Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic/Commander, Task Force 114/Commander, Task Group 114.4 turned over the reins of CTG 114.4 to Commander, Submarine Group 10, creating a more effective method of command and control of ballistic missile submarine forces.
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Billy C. Dixson received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for rescuing a drowning civilian at a beach in Okinawa, Japan.
U.S. and German troops practiced force protection measures during a four-day training and partnership exercise.
A future Navy Expeditionary Sea Base class ship will honor Medal of Honor Recipient Marine Corps Sergeant Major (Retired) John L. Canley.
The new focus on All-Domain operations, including sea, land, air, space, and cyber, aligns the Michigan National Guard with the DOD's modernization priorities, making it a key stakeholder in the future of all-domain operations.
Exercise Panther Storm II brought multiple crews together to tackle Air Mobility Command’s priority of developing mobility airmen and advancing warfighting capabilities.
Two guided-missile destroyers participated in separate, multinational live-fire gunnery exercises in the Indian Ocean and international waters off the coast of Japan.
Medal of Honor recipient retired master sergeant Leroy Petry continues to engage with the Army and advocate for soldiers
Army Spc. Natnael Getahun plans to spend his last seven months in the Army working to become a better soldier as he prepares for his first year at the University of Chicago next October.
Andersen Air Force Base personnel conducted an antiterrorism and force protection exercise dubbed Sling Stone to strengthen the base’s ability to respond to security threats.
The USNS Millinocket took part in the annual cooperation and readiness afloat training exercise, known as CARAT Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal.
The Vermont National Guard hosted a virtual trauma training event with North Macedonia, its partner under the State Partnership Program.
Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond unveiled a document that aims to cement the new service’s purpose and identity while also outlining specific management principles its development.
Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David H. Berger delivered a message with Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Troy E. Black to honor the service's 245th birthday.
Nearly 30 members from several agencies, including 21 Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard's 1108th Explosive Ordnance Company, trained with FBI agents to identify explosive ordnance at a rock quarry Oct. 26-30.
The 23rd Wing and 347th Rescue Group leadership received the Air Force's first two HH-60W Jolly Green II helicopters at Moody Air Force Base, Nov. 5.
Capt. Cassidy "Dudley" Norman, a Navy aviator of nearly 30 years, recently completed carrier qualifications on USS Gerald R. Ford, the sixth class of carrier he’s flown on.
Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, and Brig. Gen. Phillip Frietze, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South, signed the Joint Force Maritime Component Commander Maritime Campaign Support Plan in a ceremony aboard USS Wichita at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, November 4.
For the first time, Army Lt. Col. Ashley Hartwell marveled at a life-sized model in her visage at the National Museum of the United States Army. The model, titled "Corporal on Patrol in Ramadi," highlights the growing role of women in combat during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, museum officials said.
Marines and sailors joined Spanish marines recently in the two-week exercise Lisa Azul at Naval Station Rota, Spain.
American Indian Heritage Month, celebrated in November, is a special time for Air Force Tech. Sgt. Crystal N. Ralston.
Exercise Agile Flag provides insights into how combat employment combined with lead wing concepts can provide agility and lethality to joint force commanders across the globe.
Maintaining physical readiness for many soldiers is as easy as stopping by the gym, but when it comes to mental health, things aren’t always as simple.
Marines hosted blood drives in Los Angeles and San Diego in memory of the daughter of Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Juan Fernandez. She passed away two months before her second birthday after fighting leukemia.
The Louisiana National Guard currently has over 1,260 Soldiers and Airmen assisting the state with operations, including COVID-19, Hurricanes Laura, Delta and most recently Zeta.
Upon the completion of Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 1-21, over 100 newly qualified instructors return to their respective squadrons throughout the Marine Corps.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. earlier this year, many small businesses were forced to shutter and countless families fell on hard times. For one family affected, the Air Force offered a way for them to start a new life together.
The USS Gabrielle Giffords is conducting enhanced counter-narcotics operations in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations.
The Military Women’s Memorial in Arlington, Va., unveiled a new monument called "The Pledge," that captures a moment of mutual respect and love between a female handler and her Belgian Malinois.
Agile Flag 21-1, the first exercise of its kind, is an experimental exercise that tests a new lead wing command design for deployed environments.
Army Staff Sgt. Samantha Dehling tries to embrace her culture and background, despite leaving her borough.
The U.S. and Bangladesh navies will expand relationships and broaden maritime awareness during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training.
U.S. Marines and the Japan Self-Defense Force conducted Keen Sword 21, a bilateral exercise with a series of wide-ranging missions focused on strengthening the interoperability of forces forged through the 60-year-old alliance.
With the annual flu season now upon us, the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency is working to distribute nearly 1.6 million doses of influenza vaccine to protect soldiers, their families and retirees.
Bastogne Forge, a 26-hour team-building exercise that takes place in the Chattahoochee National Forest, is meant to build teamwork and camaraderie in the 1st Brigade Combat Team.
At the request of their governors, soldiers and airmen of the National Guard are assisting at polling stations, providing cyber support and conducting logistical missions for the Nov. 3 election.
Five female fighter pilots tested a modified version of the Advanced Technology Anti-Gravity Suit which was originally developed primarily for standard men’s body types.
Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from Australia, India, Japan, and the United States began exercise Malabar 2020 in the Bay of Bengal.
While Marine Corps Systems Command's job is to equip Marines, the team is also responsible for sustainment through the lifecycle of equipment.
The Mississippi National Guard is supporting state and local emergency management authorities assisting people along the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta.
Department of the Air Force Secretary, Barbara M. Barrett, offered an upbeat assessment Oct. 28 of the Space Force's development while also describing in stark terms how the shifting security environment in space is validating the nation's newest branch of the military.
The rumble becomes a deafening roar as a C-130 Hercules appears above the treetops and drops 3,000 gallons of retardant in less than five seconds; thick red liquid coating the pine needles and forest floor below, creating a much-needed line of containment for firefighters on the ground.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross departed the Barents Sea, Nov. 1, following 13 days of operation in the High North.
Tommy Lam, an Irvine, California native, wanted to choose his own path in life, but came into conflict with his family's expectations as he got older.
Hall of Fame National Football League coach Jimmy Johnson once said, "Success happens when opportunity meets preparation" For Sgt. 1st Class Scott P. Samson, an Army recruiter with the Wasilla Recruiting Station, this quote rang true on two occasions in 2020 when he helped save lives.
Over the course of a recent deployment, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and America Amphibious Ready Group enhanced interoperability between the Navy-Marine Corps team, challenging old patterns and finding new ways to integrate capabilities.
Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) were utilized at extreme capabilities during the 2020 California wildfires, a season that marked the worst in California history.
In 1994, a then-1st Lt. Linda Tonnies, 740th Missile Squadron operator, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, turned the launch key and launched an unarmed Minuteman III ICBM for Glory Trip 155 at Vandenberg AFB, California. Twenty-six years later, her daughter 1st. Lt. Taylor Tonnies, 742nd Missile Squadron operator, Minot AFB, would do the same.
U.S. Indo-Pacific Command forces and units from the Japan Self-Defense Force began exercise Keen Sword 21 on military installations throughout mainland Japan, Okinawa prefecture, and their surrounding territorial waters.
"Prometheus" is a machine learning capability designed to recognize potential threats and provide targeting coordinates through the rapid analysis of intelligence information.
The guided missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence and the Brazilian training frigate BNS Brasil executed a passing exercise in the Caribbean Sea.
A firefighter from Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow’s Fire and Emergency Services has been working one of the largest fires currently burning in California.
A Tennessee Army National Guard flight crew rescued an injured hiker in the Pisgah National Forest area in North Carolina.
In observance of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. interviewed two Tuskegee Airmen, during a virtual roundtable.
Choppers assigned to the 'Merlins' of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Detachment support naval installations and assist civilian fire agencies in emergencies when state resources are spread thin.
The Army is on track to equip its soldiers with state-of-the-art gear that will give them a decisive edge in close-quarters combat.
Passengers getting off airplanes coming from outside New York are being greeted by New York National Guard soldiers and airmen helping the Department of Health enforce New York's COVID-19 travel restrictions.
The facilities will help the Air Force develop next generation technologies and winning capabilities against security threats or technologically advanced adversaries.
With deployed environments being stressful and often isolating, it’s important to keep mental health a top priority, which is why the Destroyer Squadron launched a new pilot program.
Marine recruiters face a diverse set of challenges each school year such as schools that are not military friendly, schedule conflicts and competition with the sister services.
The Army National Guard exceeded its annual strength goals despite the COVID-19 global pandemic that created large-scale changes to nearly every aspect of daily life.
Army researchers developed a system that populates immersive environments with complex, heterogeneous data, allowing warfighters to retrieve relevant information quickly in support of mission-critical decisions.
The $34 million state-of-the-art air freight terminal broke ground in November 2017 as part of a two-phase project to optimize readiness for the Pacific theater serving as the main logistical hub for the Korean peninsula.
The first-in-class amphibious assault ship USS America participated in advanced combined operations with Japan this week in the western Pacific Ocean.
Many Wisconsin National Guard members stepped into new roles the past seven months, conducting COVID-19 testing, assisting law enforcement and supporting elections. Capt. David Schlador became proficient at cracking eggs and flipping pancakes.
Marines test and modify standard operating procedures to re-enforce effective unit SOP while also further implementing use of unmanned systems.
The Colorado National Guard assisted the State Emergency Operations Center and the incident commander during the East Troublesome Fire near Grand Lake, Colorado.
AFWERX is recommending more than 250 proposals as part of its X20D Small Business Technology Transfer, or STTR, Open Topic solicitation, a record in the program's nearly three-decade history.
A former enlisted SEAL puts on an admiral's star — realizing the late Adm. Mike Boorda's dream for Sailors
On October 16, Marine Aircraft Group 12 re-designated Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 242 as part of the Marine Corps’ ongoing transition process from legacy F/A-18 Hornet aircraft to the newer 5th generation F-35B Lightning II.
Project Convergence is refining the Army’s aviation capabilities, as leaders work toward an asymmetric advantage in the air to fight and win against a near-peer threat, commander of the Army Aviation Center of Excellence said.
Since January, the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 924th Engineer Facilities Detachment has served as the department of public works at Camp Arifjan.
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Readiness Directorate made its first delivery of the new medium-size explosive ordnance disposal robot to the field Oct. 15, to Tyndall Air Force Base.
While the U.S. Navy celebrated its 245th birthday this October, the Airborne Command & Control Logistics Community marked a longevity milestone: the 60th anniversary of the maiden E-2 flight, Oct. 21.
For the first time ever, Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, launched four oceanographic sensors from MV-22B Ospreys into the Pacific Ocean as part of Trident Warrior 20.
The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program hosted a first-time event of pumpkin carving and painting at the Bavaria Arts and Crafts Center. Participating soldiers carved and painted pumpkins, while wearing masks, sanitizing hands and working at properly distanced workstations.
Two Robins Air Force Base members won first place in the “Rise of the Digital Wingman Award” competition.
More than 1,300 members of the New York National Guard remain on duty for the state's COVID-19 response, 225 days after initial operations began in early March.
Chief of Space Operations Gen. John “Jay” Raymond established Space Operations Command, the U.S. Space Force’s first of three field commands, during a ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 5 is joining the West Virginia National Guard for multi-day training in water survival and rescue in the Appalachian Mountains.
Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz officially began the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign in Guam and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.
The Army looks to expand an online study that surveyed over 20,000 soldiers in May to gauge its response to behavioral and public health efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aviators from the Texas Army National Guard conducted a familiarization flight with agency partners aboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter.
A decade-long mission gap impacting a wide range of military operations is closing, thanks to the Air Force Services Center and an innovative software system that tracks contingency quarters availability.
The USS Hershel “Woody” Williams arrived at Naval Station Rota, Spain, marking the end of a 43-day underway operating alongside partners and Allies off the coast of Africa.
Marines and sailors with 2nd Maintenance Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group celebrated the unit's 70th anniversary with a series of team-building events at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
An Army Reserve combat medic added a list of accomplishments to his resume this past year, including participation in a federal COVID-19 response mission in Texas.
Airmen from the New Mexico Air National Guard's 210th Red Horse Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base are supporting the Defense Nuclear Weapon School while receiving valuable training.
A new device that will be located at some building entrances will scan a person's wrist to get a temperature and at the same time, take a photo of the person's face.
Space Force boot camp will capitalize on the existing foundation of Air Force BMT and will incorporate space-specific curriculum to create the Space Force experience.
The Air Force's 726th Air Control Squadron, assigned to Mountain Home Air Force Base, and Army's 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade, assigned to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, are integrating their radar, communication networks and defense systems to increase readiness and joint operation efficiency.
For the first time in recorded naval aviation history, the Navy and Marine Corps closed out the previous fiscal year without a single aviation-related fatality in either service.
Wearing a red cloth square on their uniforms, landing support specialists help to deliver and transport gear, personnel, and equipment on beaches and in landing zones, ports, and terminals used in support of operations and deployments.
The logistics experts helped their Army peers move heavy equipment from training sites across Fort Bragg, allowing for more flexible training redeployment for the airborne soldiers and valuable experience for the Guard soldiers.
Units from across the country converged at Edwards Air Force Base in September to execute the multi-domain, large force test series exercise known as Orange Flag.
The Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyer USS Roosevelt conducted a port visit in Algiers, Algeria.
Marines concludes sustainability training at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji using helicopter rope suspension techniques.
As the country remains under COVID-19’s grip, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command continues to combat the virus on several fronts.
While she faced obstacles from a young age, Maj. Mitisha Martin credits the Kentucky Guard for helping her reach her lifelong dream of becoming a dentist and co-owner of her own dentistry practice.
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is executing $87 million in critical airfield construction at one of the most isolated Air Force installations to enhance operational and defense capabilities for U.S. forces.
Through dynamic changes in 2020, the U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet continues to operate at sea, enabling their two forward-deployed destroyer squadrons to practice advanced tactics and procedures in surface and anti-submarine warfare.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Adrian M. Ceballosramirez, an administrative specialist with 12th Marine Corps District, immigrated to America from Cali, Columbia in 2017 and joined the Marine Corps in October 2019.
Networked Lethality capabilities were recently tested in the Stryker Anti-Tank Guided Missile vehicle by Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.
Oregon Air National Guardsmen assigned to the 125th Special Tactics Squadron routinely use junked cars as a training tool to potentially save lives.
U.S. Air Forces Central and the Israeli Air Force conducted exercise Enduring Lightning III, the third joint exercise between the two countries involving the F-35 Lightning II aircraft, in the skies over Israel.
The Army plans to open the National Museum of the United States Army, the only museum to tell the entire history of the service, on Veterans Day.
The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group has returned to the South China Sea for the third time in its 2020 deployment.
Three members of the Guam National Guard's 94th Civil Support Team are in full HAZMAT suits working away despite the heat in Guam.
Members of the 110th Operations Group at Battle Creek Air National Guard Base volunteered to assist firefighters battling the California wildfires that began in late August.
The USS Paul Hamilton returned to San Diego from a successful nine-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.
Marines use 3D printing technology to save thousands of dollars and weeks of time for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and America Amphibious Ready Group.
The USAG Bavaria Fire Department invited community members to participate in fire extinguisher trainings during National Fire Prevention Week.
Kosovo Force troops donated school supplies to an underserved primary school.
Army Spc. Alison Weisz will graduate Advanced Individual Training and then head to the Army Marksmanship Unit in Fort Benning, Georgia. She made the team for the 10m Air Rifle event for the 2021 Olympic Games.
Operating with Public Health, medical entomologists study various insects, pests and the diseases they carry to determine how they could impact the health of service members.
The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain joined Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Escort Flotilla 2 during integrated operations in the South China Sea.
Marines and sailors with 3rd Marine Division and 1st Marine Aircraft Wing showcased expeditionary advanced basing capabilities as part of Exercise Noble Fury 21.
Three Michigan Air National Guard intelligence analysts deployed to California to assist fire teams with aerial footage from the MQ-9 Reaper.
Leaders from the U.S. Air Force and those of 19 other nations across the Western Hemisphere convened virtually for the 60th Conference of the American Air Chiefs.
Constellation, the name for the new class of guided missile frigates, was the name of one of the Navy's original six frigates, built in 1797.
Marine Corps Maj. Ezra Akin completed his doctorate in operations research from the Naval Postgraduate School, September 25, 2020.
Soldiers and families can tune into the military moves family forum during this year's Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition for information on quality of life issues.
Marines stationed at Naval Air Facility El Centro, California, are working in excessive heat to maintain aircraft and support training exercises.