May 14, 2018
Face of Defense: Resilient Soldier Fights, Beats Cancer
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii —
When Army Sgt. Joseph Mickonis called his fiancee in early 2016 to say doctors thought he might have cancer, he didn't break down in tears, instead he laughed hysterically. Mickonis said laughter was his way of dealing with the bad news, as he later discussed the resilience that helped him overcome nine months of intense chemotherapy treatment.
May 11, 2018
From Home to Medical School and Beyond, a Mother’s Support is Unending
BETHESDA, Md. —
Two Army officers and a soon to be third officer are a band of sisters who all can attribute their successes to the same leader and mentor -- their mother, Rose.
Military Spouse of the Year Lauded for Devotion to Gold Star Families
Her soldier husband was killed in Afghanistan in 2013, but she later remarried a Green Beret, and now Krista Simpson Anderson has received the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year award at the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore Annual Awards Gala.
May 9, 2018
President Signs Executive Order for Military Spouse Employment
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump invited military mothers and spouses to the White House in honor of Mother’s Day, and the president signed an executive order to help military spouses find work more easily in the private and federal sectors.
May 7, 2018
USS Theodore Roosevelt Celebrates Naval Aviation on Tiger Cruise
USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, Pacific Ocean —
Sailors, Marines and their guests marked the importance of naval aviation, remembering more than 107 years of innovation and achievement.
May 2, 2018
Registration Opens for 2018 Virtual Military Spouse Symposium
Registration is open for the Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Program’s second Virtual Military Spouse Symposium.
Face of Defense: Soldier Recounts Her Path to Earning Army Ranger Tab
A determined Army Capt. Natalie Mallue endured bone-chilling cold and scant food and sleep to become the sixth woman to graduate from the Army's Ranger school. Mallue’s determination to achieve her goals was instilled in her at a young age, she said.
April 30, 2018
Airman Fulfills Long-Held Dream of Military Service
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas —
Despite initial setbacks, Rosa Vittori refused to give up, and she's now an airman first class in the Texas Air National Guard.
April 27, 2018
Military Children: Strong, Resilient, Adaptable Individuals
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. —
April is designated as the Month of the Military Child and is a time to honor the sacrifices of the more than 1.7 million children of military members serving in the U.S. and overseas. A retired Air Force master sergeant talks about his family's experience with the military and deployments.
April 18, 2018
Service Dog Lends War Veteran a Helping Paw
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. —
What if you are screaming for help, but no one can hear you? What if your life starts to crumble? Do you know where to turn or what options are available to veterans and service members? That is exactly how retired Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brandon Jones felt as he reached a breaking point in his military career and decided it was time to reach out to military agencies to get the help he desperately needed.