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Project CLOAK uses multiple signal sources to send data covertly for teams including forward-deployed Marines who need network access in harsh environments.
Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center, known for lighting up the skies with the annual Northern Lightning exercise, hosted multiple units from around the country for the two-week Northern Thaw exercise ended April 2.
The Air Force’s new combat search and rescue helicopter, the HH-60W Jolly Green II, completed its developmental test program at Eglin Air Force Base, April 13, 2021.
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group began dual-carrier flight operations with the French Navy Charles de Gaulle Carrier Strike Group in the Arabian Sea, April 13, 2021.
Technology developers came together to show their latest in counter drone technology during a demonstration at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz.
Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion completed recruit training with four male platoons and two female platoons, the first time ever that male recruits have graduated from the battalion.
For one California National Guard Soldier working at the COVID-19 vaccination center at California State Los Angeles, the mission is personal.
The Space Force recently released the organizational structure for its new Space Systems Command.
Service members assigned to Andersen Air Force Base and Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz have partnered with the Department of State to bring COVID-19 relief to the Indo-Pacific over the last two months.
The Navy held a decommissioning ceremony for the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego.
The Army is on target to vaccinate 80% of its soldiers by July 4th as vaccine doses become more readily available, its surgeon general says.
Airmen from the 145th Airlift Wing prepare for a large-scale readiness exercise conducted in Gulfport, Mississippi, throughout 2021.
Two Airmen with the 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing saved a man from a near-drowning incident at Madison Blue Springs State Park, Florida.
The inaugural littoral combat ship returned from a U.S. Fourth Fleet deployment.
Marines will soon be testing and evaluating new physical training uniforms.
Army 1st Lts. Zachary Hobson and David Stanley delicately balanced a regimen of long-distance running, roughly 24 miles of ruck marching per week, intense gym workouts and countless hours spent honing their soldier skills in the hopes of proving that they are the best Rangers the Army has to offer.
The Federal Laboratory Consortium, which annually recognizes federal laboratories and their industry partners for outstanding technology achievements, selected the U.S. Army’s corporate research laboratory for its 2021 Technology Transfer Innovation Award.
Pacific Air Forces hosted its first Women, Peace and Security symposium at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 29 – April 1, 2021.
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marines conduct urban operations within the Central Training Area on Okinawa, Japan. This dynamic training provided small unit leaders with the opportunity to improve their tactical decision making skills in offensive and defensive operations.
Members from the Tennessee National Guard partnered with local first responders and emergency management personnel in a joint water rescue exercise April 9.
The USS Wichita and Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel HMJS Cornwall conducted a live fire exercise in the Caribbean Sea on April 9.
The Colorado Army National Guard's 2nd Brigade, 135th General Support Aviation Battalion, is hosting an annual wildland fire training conference in partnership with local, state and federal partners to prepare for wildfire season.
Airmen from eight units across Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, participated in exercise Razor Talon, led by the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson AFB, March 22-26.
Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz began receiving their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine April 6.
Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked aboard the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group conducted flight-training operations near Singapore within international waters, April 8.
Two new mobile web applications are now available for all U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach military community members. The Digital Garrison app and U.S. Army Maintenance Application.
The term "military brat" is a badge of honor claimed for many generations by people who grew up in military families. This month, the Defense Department celebrates the more than 1.6 million children of parents who are serving.
A contingent of Air National Guard and active-duty Airmen based out of Hawaii were deployed to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan to conduct Dynamic Force Employment operations, March 12 – April 5.
The Bahrain Defense Force and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command conducted bi-lateral maritime exercise Neon Defender 21 at sea in the Persian Gulf and on land in Bahrain.
Across the Marine Corps, mission readiness is a topic often addressed, and for expeditionary firefighting and rescue specialists Marines it is a daily practice.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden created a monthly challenge whereby individuals perform a series of workout routines and challenge others to meet or exceed the challenge.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and to help raise awareness, Camp Zama Girl Scout cadets planted 32 pinwheels in the shape of an awareness ribbon near the installation’s front gate.
Several dozen South Dakota National Guard soldiers and airmen helped local, state and federal agencies battle the Schroeder Fire near Rapid City, South Dakota.
The Air Force Test Pilot school graduated its first-ever Space Test Fundamentals class at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
The Air Force’s newest fighter, the F-15EX Eagle II, was revealed and named during a ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
The guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain conducted a routine transit of the Taiwan Strait through international waters in accordance with international law.
Marines and sailors joined Norwegian forces above the Arctic Circle for Exercise Arctic Littoral Strike.
California National Guard medical facilities across the state are scheduling military dependents for COVID-19 vaccinations.
For Brooklynites who are most comfortable speaking a foreign language or do not speak English as their primary language, they can turn to some of the deployed U.S. Air Force Airmen of the 335th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron, or EMDOS, to help translate.
USS Somerset joins units from the Royal Australian Navy, French Navy, Indian Navy, and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force to participate in the third iteration of La Perouse.
The Marine Corps is improving many facets of maternity uniforms to meet the needs of all Marines.
Sgt. Ildar Hafizov and Spc. Alejandro Sancho fought their way to victory at the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials in Fort Worth, Texas, April 2-3, earning themselves spots on the U.S. Wrestling Olympic Team where they will represent the Army at the Summer Olympic Games this July in Tokyo.
The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, embarked on the Makin Island Amphibious Group, concluded operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve on March 18.
Approximately 100 Kentucky National Guard soldiers and airmen trained on search and rescue techniques with local first responders and emergency management personnel.
The 61st Airlift Squadron recently completed a multi-week, off-station training event spanning across Idaho, Florida and North Carolina.
The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group entered the South China Sea on April 4 to conduct routine operations. This is the second time TRCSG has entered the South China Sea during its 2021 deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District implemented and managed the construction of two new medical facilities in the remote villages of Money and Godjekoara. Project requirements and funding were provided by U.S. Africa Command with onsite coordination provided by the U.S. Embassy and Office of Security Cooperation.
The Florida National Guard is supporting state partners in the ongoing response to the Piney Point Reservoir leak in Manatee County in the Tampa Bay area.
Kathy La Sauce didn't blaze trails during her 20-year Air Force career. She scorched them.
The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, the USS Monterey, the USS Mitscher and the USS Thomas Hudner completed a southbound Suez Canal transit into the Red Sea, April 2.
Marines participated in rappel training to build confidence and prepare them for any circumstances they may encounter.
Two Army veterinarians from Public Health Command Europe recently volunteered to travel to Alaska to support one of the most physically demanding sporting events in the world, the Iditarod.
Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Brad Seymour, a member of the Michigan Air National Guard's 110th Wing, has been activated for multiple tours at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 631, embraced their surroundings by hosting a multi-agency, crime scene exercise in arctic conditions at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
The Navy's U.S. Third Fleet coordinated the administration of its 100,000th voluntary first-dose of the COVID-19 vaccination aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.
Marine Corps logisticians from U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, came together virtually with counterparts from the Royal Thai Marine Corps for the first virtual iteration of the biennial Logistics Staff Talks, a collaborative symposium on common challenges.
The U.S. Army has planned Warfighter 21-4, a major multinational warfighter exercise for April 6-15.
Officials at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton are working to train Marines and sailors while protecting the environment and safeguarding the wildlife aboard the installation.
Sweetface Shelton, a well-loved and valued therapy dog in the Alaska National Guard, has received the Alaska Commendation Medal.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. Raymond displayed their support to the families of fallen or wounded service members during an annual Survivor Advocacy roundtable.
Air Force officials announced Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, will host three new squadrons of the F-35A Lightning II.
Navy divers are enduring a harsh environment and bitter cold temperatures at a military base in Minnesota to prepare for future tasking in the waters of the Arctic.
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service honored Vietnam veterans on Vietnam War Veterans Day with a special reunion event in Vicenza, Italy.
Members from 11 rescue squadrons flocked to Gowen Field in HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters to participate in Spud Smoke 21, an exercise focused on weapons employment fundamentals and dynamic threat environments.
Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, logged 365 continuous days in support of America's humanitarian response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The USS Gabrielle Giffords successfully launched the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) as part of shipboard operational testing and evaluation.
When Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton rolled out the first round of COVID-19 vaccines just months ago, many uniformed and civilian personnel heavily weighed the pros and cons of receiving their first dose.
Army researchers collaborated with academic partners from the University of Central Florida to improve additive manufacturing.
Flexibility and adaptability have been key for the 40th Combat Aviation Brigade in the lead-up to a 9-month deployment to the Middle East.
''Red Flag 21-2 tested our ability to win against a near-peer threat while fighting alongside our joint and coalition partners,'' said Col. Robert T. Raymond, 20th Operations Group commander and RF 21-2 Air Expeditionary Wing commander.
USS Fort McHenry holds a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Mayport, Florida before its April inactivation.
On National Vietnam War Veterans Day, the Marine Corps honored those who served in country, in theater, or elsewhere. All were called to serve and did so with honor, courage, and commitment.
Squad leaders became proficient in battle drills and troop leading procedures during Toccoa Tough II, a leadership professional development course and field training exercise.
A member of the Michigan National Guard's COVID-19 Vaccination Testing Team used his combat medic experience to save a life during a coronavirus vaccination clinic March 20.
The first official semi-autonomous robot dogs were delivered to Tyndall Air Force Base March 22 for integration into the 325th Security Forces Squadron.
The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) conducted simultaneous joint multi-domain operations with the Indian Navy and Air Force in the Indian Ocean March 28-29, 2021.
Nine ally and partner foreign liaison officers attached to Marine Corps Combat Development Command visited Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, March 16 and 17.
In honor of Women's History Month, U.S. Army Garrison Italy is sharing an interview with Maj. Leslie A. Shipp. The 39-year-old executive officer has served in Italy since July 2019.
The Michigan National Guard’s Task Force North is vaccinating more than 7500 Michigan residents a week at two vaccination sites in the northern section of the state.
Three B-2 Spirit stealth bombers, along with more than 100 airmen, civilians and contractors, arrived at Lajes Field in the Azores, to participate in a series of bomber task force missions in the high northern Europe region.
The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit deployed after completing an intensive, month-long composite training exercise and brief in-port maintenance period.
The Marine Corps is improving its enterprise network to meet the commandant’s vision, addressing cybersecurity threats and preparing for the future fight.
Women have broken many barriers throughout the Army’s history from serving in combat roles to filling its most senior-level positions. As chief of the Army Reserve and commanding general of U.S. Army Reserve Command, Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels is just one example.
Eight Army National Guard victim advocates from five states attended a new training program designed to help respond to sexual assault.
Space Force Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, chief of space operations and commander of U.S. Space Command, virtually addressed University of Florida ROTC midshipmen and cadets from the Navy, Army and Air Force, in Gainesville, Florida.
A construction project designed to test the energy efficiency of barracks huts, or B-Huts, could ultimately result in saving lives.
Nearly 1,000 Navy Reserve sailors mobilized by the Surge Maintenance program to provide shipyards with additional capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic will demobilize next month.
Marines discussed the impact that women have had on the history and evolution of today’s Marine Corps.
After missing the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, Army Sgt. Samantha Schultz is more determined then ever to take part in the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo.
To keep its skills sharp, the Michigan National Guard's 51st Civil Support Team regularly exercises with law enforcement agencies across the state.
It was a day of historical significance as 10 new Air Force pilots received their wings after graduating from the first Undergraduate Pilot Training 2.5 program at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.
The USS Monterey conducted a two day port visit in Romania as part of their mission to conduct presence operations in the Black Sea region and participate in the Romanian-led exercise Sea Shield 2021.
Salvatore Naimo, local Sarasota veteran, received the Silver Star for his actions in September, 1951 in the mountains of Korea as a rifleman in Howe Company 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment.
The Army is currently testing an oxygen generator that has a longer shelf life than the one currently in use and will meet the requirement of supplemental oxygen that medics provide to combat casualties.
On the cusp of Women’s History Month, Alaska Army National Guard soldier Sgt. Serita Unin made her own mark in history last month by becoming the first infantry woman in the Alaska National Guard.
Aviano Air Base’s Fire Department extinguished the competition in this year’s Air Force Fire Department of the Year, saving lives and getting the mission done during 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey entered the Black Sea on March 20, 2021 and was joined by the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner on a routine patrol to maintain maritime security alongside other NATO Allies and partners.
U.S. Marines in Japan and Hawaii teamed up with joint partners to execute networked Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations spanning five separate islands in a complex display of modern littoral warfare.
Danyell Walters, now a sergeant major serving as the senior enlisted advisor for U.S. Army Medical Logistics Command at Fort Detrick, reflects on her time as a tomb guard nearly 25 years ago.
Women assigned to the Vermont National Guard showcased military uniforms and equipment at a virtual book reading for children as part of Women's History Month.
Master Sgt. Justin Bauer from the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona was awarded the prestigious AFWERX Spark Tank trophy after his innovative method for C-130 Hercules wheel repair was selected as the Spark Tank 2021 winner Feb. 26.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) returned to homeport in Naval Station Norfolk March 19, after nearly nine months deployed in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.
Reflecting on her 34 years with the Marine Corps, Lt. Col. Sally Ann Falco, who enlisted at age 17 and later became an officer through the Meritorious Commissioning Program, says she is proof that you can be a Marine and a single mother, balancing military service and family life.
The Army is currently conducting a gap analysis as part of its new Arctic strategy to identify if any new equipment or training sites will be needed or expanded to prepare soldiers for upcoming missions in extreme cold weather.
Air Force B-2 Spirit aircraft based at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., arrived at Lajes Field, Portugal, to support upcoming Bomber Task Force missions.
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group conducted a passing and communication exercise with the Turkish navy in the Mediterranean Sea.
The Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point commands are dedicated to keeping the community informed and answering any questions on COVID-19 vaccines.
With the possibility of a tighter defense budget looming, Acting Army Secretary John E. Whitley pledged his support toward the Army’s efforts to upgrade its equipment, weapons systems and processes.
Women play a pivotal role in defending the nation, and their service has helped shape the nation and the armed forces, Air Force Maj. Gen. Dawne L. Deskins, Air National Guard deputy director says in a video message.
Fifty New York Army National Guard Soldiers donned face masks and fell into formation to take part in an abbreviated version of New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.
Service members from seven NATO member nations are at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, supporting Red Flag 21-2 to test and sharpen their abilities in countering threats while building a cohesive protocol for real-world events.
The Navy and Marine Corps released the Unmanned Campaign plan representing their strategy for making unmanned systems a trusted and integral part of warfighting.
The Marine Corps recently fielded sturdy, spacious tents, fulfilling an urgent universal need statement to support command and control missions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Army is in the middle of the most significant transformation in the past four decades, as the service continues to advance initiatives to support personnel under the Army People Strategy, all while maintaining critical modernization priorities to bolster joint multi-domain operations.
More than half the 5,000 National Guard soldiers and airmen who have been supporting the security mission in the nation’s capital since January returned to their home states.
Seven Airmen made history as the first “Accelerated Path to Wings” program graduated and they transitioned from students to Air Force pilots during a ceremony.
The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group conducted a live-fire exercise in the Indian Ocean.
U.S. service members and their families gather during the 2021 Hansen Festival, to enjoy an assortment of performances and fun-filled activities at Camp Hansen.
Each March, the Army celebrates the important contributions of women to the nation, both historically and in today’s society.
The New York National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing and the Connecticut National Guard's 103rd Airlift Wing transported National Science Foundation personnel and equipment from Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia, New York, to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.
The 31st Operations Group conducted exercise Operation Porcupine in Cincu, Romania. Operation Porcupine is an annual exercise that tests the capability of the different squadrons inside the 31st OG and their ability to work together.
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, successfully completed winter training onboard Naval Air Facility El Centro at the conclusion of the Festival of Flight, March 13, 2021.
U.S. Navy SEALs, Norwegian Forsvaret soldiers, and U.S. Marines participated in allied Joint Terminal Attack Controller training near Setermoen, Norway. A JTAC is certified to direct the action of combat aircraft engaged in close air support from a forward position, and other offensive air operations.
There’s a new vehicle turning heads on the range at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, and it will likely begin arriving in Army brigades in a matter of months. It’s the Infantry Squad Vehicle, and it promises to give soldiers an opportunity to arrive to a fight faster, rested, and ready.
Two years ago, an unlikely social media post inspired Pennsylvania Army National Guard 1st Lt. Lindsey Boughte's powerlifting journey. After just three months of training, she decided to sign up for her first powerlifting competition and was hooked.
The 374th Airlift Wing supported the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, for the largest static-line personnel jump and cargo drop between the U.S. and Japan, for exercise Airborne 21, March 9 to 11.
The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego, part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, returned to sea fully mission capable, Mar. 11.
The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently embarked aboard ships of Amphibious Squadron 11, conducted joint patrols with assets from the Palau Bureau of Maritime Security, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Navy, in the Philippine Sea, Feb. 22-28, 2021.
Helping soldiers is what drives Command Sgt. Maj. Samara Pitre to keep serving after many have retired. She is one of 380 women in 2021 who don the highest enlisted rank in an active-duty Army, which is roughly 18% female.
Ohio National Guard members completed a mission in Southern Ohio to help clear nearly 230 miles of roadway during a 15-day activation.
Orange Flag, the large force test event carried out three times annually by Air Force Test Center’s 412th Test Wing, combined with the 53rd Wing’s Black Flag, brought several firsts for the test community.
The Royal Navy of Oman, Royal Air Force of Oman, United Kingdom Royal Navy, France Marine Nationale and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command participated in exercise Khunjar Hadd 26, Feb 21-25.
The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, embarked aboard ships of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, conducted a theater amphibious combat rehearsal at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.
Soldiers with the 1st Theater Sustainment Command's operational command post successfully executed joint airdrop mission with a Marine C-130J Hercules aircrew and Army riggers in the U.S. Central Command's area of operations.
The Michigan National Guard administered the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to Michigan State Police employees at department headquarters in Dimondale, Michigan.
The New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing wrapped up its 33rd season of supporting U.S. science research in the Antarctic.
Civil service mariners on board USNS Amelia Earhart proudly celebrated the ship’s namesake's accomplishments and her adventurous, undaunted approach to her mission.
Six pioneering female Army leaders, in addition to the 4,000 women of the Office of Strategic Services, were inducted into the Army Women’s Foundation’s hall of fame during a virtual ceremony.
A decade ago this week, Marines raced north into the freezing temperatures of northeast Japan to answer an allied call for help after a devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.
Whether it’s providing air refueling for international pilot training flights or contributing unique perspective during State Partnership Program engagements, the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing maintains an active posture supporting missions that strengthen America’s global military partnerships.
The Air Force began an anthropometric study in 2020 to determine accurate entry-height standards for its aircrew, which is scheduled to conclude in 2022.
The “Sabrehawks” of Training Squadron 86 held a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
Marine Raiders with 3rd Marine Raider Battalion and Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, recently participated in a three-day close-quarters battle training evolution, Jan. 26-28, 2021, at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
On a frosty morning, a female soldier struggles to navigate an obstacle course across a snow covered field behind the 41st Field Artillery Brigade Headquarters on Tower Barracks.
The Idaho Army National Guard celebrated the opening of its Digital Air Ground Integrated Range at the Orchard Combat Training Center. The range allows air and ground units to train together while receiving accurate and real-time feedback on their performance.
The Air Force Security Forces Center-led Government Working Dog Category Intelligence Team aims to improve the cost, process and procurement of government working dogs across 14 federal agencies.
Among a crew of 5,000 sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt, only four are entrusted to steer the aircraft carrier in restricted maneuvering evolutions.
The Marine Corps celebrates its trailblazing warfighters who overcome obstacles and thrive on challenges as they proudly serve the nation.
The 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division deployed to Europe in support of Atlantic Resolve, and will conduct bilateral and multinational training events with more than a dozen NATO allies and partner nations.
Active-duty service members were vaccinated at the Iowa Air National Guard clinic in Sioux City during the March training weekend.
A new series of displays opened at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force that highlights women's achievements in their civilian and military careers, with an emphasis on the U.S. Air Force and its predecessors.
Units and personnel from the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force conclude bilateral advanced warfighting training exercise March 6.
Naval Medical Research Center is continuing their ongoing study to determine the long-term effects of the COVID-19 disease to support Marines in the COVID-19 Health Action Response for Marines at Camp Johnson, North Carolina.
The 405th Army Field Support Brigade's Army Field Support Battalion-Mannheim received about three dozen next-generation M109A7 Paladin Artillery Systems and M992A3 Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicles by railhead at Coleman Barracks, March 4.
An Oklahoma Army National Guard Soldier was awarded the Oklahoma Star of Valor March 4 for his heroic actions in saving his neighbor's life.
Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe & Air Forces Africa hosted a joint, multi-national Combined Joint All Domain Command and Control demonstration in February.
At this year's Virtual Air Warfare Symposium, the Air Force Association held a panel Feb. 23 with Department of the Air Force senior leaders titled "No Fuel, No Fight: The Future of Warfighting Energy Requirements."
The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is participating in Lightning Handshake, a bi-lateral maritime exercise between the U.S. and the Royal Moroccan Navy and Royal Moroccan Air Force during the first week of March.
Over 2,000 service members, Japanese local nationals and civilians from multiple prefectures across Japan gather at Chura Sun Beach to participate in the first ever Spartan Race on Okinawa, Japan, February 27.
Army Maj. Desireé Broach is the director of Veterinary Medical Center Europe on Pulaski Barracks in Kaiserslautern, Germany, but also the only board-certified veterinary behaviorist in the Army.
The United States has a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier today because a New York National Guard major and freshman congressman thought it was necessary 100 years ago.
Air Force Global Strike Command and the B-21 Program Office are testing various prototype shelters to identify the most effective and affordable designs that could be used across all three B-21 Main Operating Bases, the depot, and even at forward operating locations.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook is providing multi-warfare defense to the Charles de Gaulle Carrier Strike Group in the Mediterranean in support of NATO Exercise Dynamic Manta and other operations, demonstrating our mutual commitment to stability and security throughout the European region.
Marines with the 8th Marine Regiment conduct exercise Savage Shield at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Feb. 15-18, 2021. During this exercise, Marines honed tactics, techniques and procedures to support Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations.
Maj. Jodi Santiago, chief of health physics at Public Health Command Europe, knew from an early age on that she wanted to work with radiation in medical imaging.
The New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing wrapped up its 33rd season of supporting U.S. science research in the Antarctic.
U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, in conjunction with the Department of the Air Force's Chief Architect's Office, conducted a Combined, Joint All-Domain Command and Control demonstration in international waters and airspace in and around the Baltic Sea.
The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group conducted a bilateral maritime exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.
Marines with Marine Forces Special Operations Command celebrate the 15th anniversary of the organization.
This spring, Public Health Command-Pacific’s Entomology and Environmental Molecular Biology Laboratory service lines will launch the first ever Pre-Exercise Vector Surveillance program for the Indo-Pacific region.
Neither the largest winter snowstorm in decades nor a global pandemic could stop Nebraska’s “Pike Brigade” from completing an important training event in Fort Riley, Kansas.
Chief of Space Operations Gen. John “Jay” Raymond was virtually interviewed by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson during the Air Force Association’s Aerospace Air Warfare Symposium.
Airmen and guardians will now have more dress and appearance options with upcoming uniform changes.
More than 5,000 sailors and Marines assigned to the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group returned to San Diego after a nearly eleven month deployment.
Marines and sailors honed expeditionary advanced base operations and maritime capabilities during Exercise Hagåtña Fury.
The writing’s literally on the wall at Fort Knox, Kentucky’s COVID-19 vaccination site. Soldiers are using markers to record their reasons for choosing to get vaccinated, then pinning those reasons to a wall.
Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Naconda Hinton is the first female senior enlisted leader for joint missions of the D.C. National Guard. Her role is to make sure the soldiers and airmen understand the mission and that senior leadership is aware of service members' concerns.
A crew of 27 Black Airmen from Travis Air Force Base flew a heritage flight on a C-5M Super Galaxy, honoring Tuskegee Airmen, Feb. 19-21 — a rare feat as only 2% of the Air Force are pilots and only 2% of those pilots are Black, according to Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill arrived in Port Sudan, Sudan for a scheduled port visit, Mar. 1, 2021.
Marines and sailors from around the Marine Corps participated in Service Level Training Exercise 2-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, throughout January and February 2021.
Subarctic temperatures didn’t stop a multinational training exercise from going forward during a Winter Combat Course near Rovaniemi, Finland, located just four miles south of the Arctic Circle, during the freezing month of January, the coldest month of the year in the region.
The Michigan National Guard and the Grand Traverse Health Department hosted a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Traverse City, otherwise known as the cherry capital of the world.
Approximately 200 Airmen and four B-1B Lancers assigned to the 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, deployed to Ørland Air Force Station in support of a Bomber Task Force deployment.
The U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats USCGC Adak and USCGC Maui participated in a passing exercise with the Greek guided-missile frigate HS Hydra in the Persian Gulf.
Marine Corps Systems Command recently joined forces with the Army to identify partnership opportunities that could benefit both organizations.
The cooperation and coordination between U.S. Army Europe and Africa and the U.S. military’s many allied and partner nation forces here in Europe is vitally important to promoting stability and security, strengthening partnerships, and fostering trust in the region.
Connecticut National Guard medics attended vaccination administration training in Fairfield, Conn., to support COVID-19 vaccination sites in the state.
Members of the Texas Air National Guard soared into action to serve their fellow Texans after a monster winter storm hit the state.
U.S. and Japanese Self Defense Forces are participating in Exercise Resilient Shield at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, and other command centers throughout the region.
The Marine Corps began the train-the-trainer course of the new annual rifle qualification designed to give a more realistic and “train like you fight” environment.
Although safety guidelines are in place to stem the spread of COVID-19, vaccines are what will end the virus, top Army medical leaders said during a virtual town hall.
"If it were not for the Kentucky National Guard, we would not have been able to keep our doors open.”
A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle.
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 Detail Ukraine continues Exercise Related Construction operations in support of Exercise Sea Breeze.
Marines who successfully complete MARSOC assessment and selection go through a rigorous 7-month course comprised of 4 phases: basic skills, small unit tactics, close quarters battle and irregular warfare.
Marvin D. Cornett was 23 years old when he parachuted into Italy during World War II and was wounded in combat.
Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division were introduced to unique winter skills Feb. 18-20 at the Vermont Army National Guard Mountain Warfare School.
In an effort to counter the increasing threat posed by enemy drones and other airborne threats, the Army is making an investment in directed energy prototype technology, with the Tactical High Power Operational Responder (THOR) system, developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base, playing a key role.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and the ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group 2 departed for deployment Feb. 18, after successfully completing a historic Composite Unit Training Exercise that included a NATO vignette and training with SEALS from an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare Group for the first time in recent history.
During Marine Expeditionary Force Exercise 21, III Marine Expeditionary Force, in direct coordination with U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet, conducted realistic training at each echelon of its command to train III MEF staff in the planning, deployment, and command and control of a force of more than 25,000 service members who are postured forward across Japan and Hawaii.