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June 1, 2018

Face of Defense: Sailors Balance Service With Motherhood

Some people may believe being a mother and a sailor - with the possibility of duties away from home for months at a time - would be an impossible feat. However, two sailors not only make the impossible happen every day, but also find being a mom in the Navy can be very rewarding.

May 31, 2018

Face of Defense: California Marine Returns Home to Philippines

A Marine from Castro Valley, California, returned to his original home while participating in a large-scale multilateral exercise in the Philippines.

May 30, 2018

Face of Defense: Former Recording Artist Pursues Career as Military Doctor

Former contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Paden Smith once sought to heal others with his music and lyrics. Now he's on his way to medical school. Smith, who has served as a Navy linguist, will begin studies this summer at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

May 29, 2018

Face of Defense: Medical Logistics Soldier Supplies Kandahar Units

The medical logistics team is a one-person operation on Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan, and it plays a big part in the War Horse Brigade mission.

May 25, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman’s Transition Helps Self, Air Force to Grow

Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Parra, a satellite systems operator, recently returned from training to be a flight engineer. He is one of many airmen pursuing critically manned career fields to meet the Air Force’s needs.

May 24, 2018

Face of Defense: Depression Recovery Like Coming Out of Darkness, Soldier Says

Army Sgt. 1st Class Julio Rodriguez was deployed in Iraq when he began having suicidal thoughts. He confided in a friend as the first step to getting help, and now openly shares his story of recovery as a testament to resiliency and hope.

May 23, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman Thrives on Responsibility, Sets the Example

In a career field that demands exemplary responsibility, Air Force Senior Airman Dannyel Butte is living up to what’s expected of her and making others safer in the process.

May 22, 2018

Face of Defense: Army NCO Faces, Overcomes Adversity

After dealing with a back injury and several autoimmune diseases, Army Master Sgt. Aaron De Los Santos says his body paid a price. The Texas native found support at the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Hood, Texas and has developed a love for adaptive sports.

May 21, 2018

Face of Defense: ‘Quiet Call’ Led Army Chaplain to Serve

For one chaplain serving in the 82nd Airborne Division, his calling did not come in the form of a thunderous voice or dramatic event. “My calling happened March 10, 2002. Some people might have that big moment where God speaks to them in a thunderous voice or something dramatic happened in their lives that calls them to ministry,” Army Capt. Jacques Albertyn said. “For me, it was a quiet voice.”

May 18, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman Draws Inspiration From Vietnam Veteran

Forty-three years ago, as Saigon fell to the Viet Cong, the kindness of one airman changed the destiny of a young Vietnamese refugee, and inspired her son decades later to enlist in the West Virginia Air National Guard.

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