April 27, 2017
DARPA Funds Brain-Stimulation Research to Speed Learning
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working with seven U.S. universities and elements of the Air Force and Army on research that seeks to stimulate the brain in a non-invasive way to speed up learning.
Service Members Help Isolated Alaskan Village
OLD HARBOR, Alaska —
Alaska National Guard soldiers from the 207th Engineer Utility Detachment teamed up with service members from across the Defense Department to participate in an Innovative Readiness Training runway extension project in Old Harbor, Alaska.
April 26, 2017
Army’s Medical Laboratory Specialists Bring Blood to the Fight
FORT BLISS, Texas —
Army medical laboratory specialists are at the ready providing support for one of the most essential elements of the fight and of life: blood.
April 25, 2017
Face of Defense: Soldier Runs for Readiness in South Korea
CAMP HOVEY, South Korea —
Army Capt. Brandon Carius, a physician assistant serving in South Korea, ran 42 miles to demonstrate his commitment to readiness. Carius, who has participated in 20 marathons and nine ultramarathons, said that running is meditative, helping him to clear his mind.
April 24, 2017
Basketball Diplomacy a Slam Dunk in Cameroon
GAROUA, Cameroon —
Members of Task Force Toccoa, a 101st Airborne Division-led unit based in northern Cameroon, built a basketball court with freshly painted lines and hoops weighed down by concrete blocks next to an active runway, and invited Cameroon service members from the local area for a basketball game to help foster better cohesion.
April 21, 2017
Face of Defense: Army Nurse Provides Insight on Cancer Battle
FORT BLISS, Texas —
Army Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, a military nurse, visited with nurses at William Beaumont Army Medical Center's surgical ward on Fort Bliss, Texas, where she shared the story of her battle with synovial sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer that eventually caused the amputation of her left leg.
April 20, 2017
Medal of Honor Recipient Recalls Challenges of Returning to Civilian Life
Retired Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts, who earned the Medal of Honor during service in Afghanistan, recalled his life's triumphs as well as the challenges inherent in his journey to transition to civilian life.
‘BAT’ Trainer Modernizes Helicopter Simulator Flying
JOHNSTON, Iowa —
UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilots and crew members with the Iowa Army National Guard have been given an opportunity to train on a first-of-its-kind flight simulator at the Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Center in Johnson, Iowa.
April 19, 2017
Resolute Castle 2017 Exercise Opens in Romania
CINCU TRAINING AREA, Romania —
Military engineers' work was highlighted at the Cincu Training Area in Romania, as the third iteration of the Resolute Castle training exercise opened with a ceremony dedicated to the combined efforts of U.S. and Romanian engineers.
April 18, 2017
Multinational Troops Wrap Up Eagle Resolve 2017 in Kuwait
U.S. and Gulf Cooperation Council forces stormed Kuwait's Shuwaikh Port in a demonstration of interoperability in the final event of exercise Eagle Resolve 2017.