May 30, 2017
Virtual Trainer Assists Soldiers’ Readiness in Kosovo
CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo —
The Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactical Trailer is being used to train soldiers whether deployed to far-away lands or at home station stateside.
Face of Defense: Former Army Mechanic Becomes Chaplain, Serves Soldiers
JOHNSTON, Iowa —
Army Chaplain (Capt.) Steven De Haan once worked as a military mechanic, but he now serves soldiers in search of spiritual support. De Haan joined the Army in 2001 as a mechanic, and spent 11 years in maintenance. However, he said God had a different plan for him.
May 27, 2017
USMA Creates Soldiers Who Are Best When Times Are Worst, Mattis Says
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke at the U.S. Military Academy graduation and commissioning, telling the West Point graduating class of 2017 that it was a great honor to be present at one of the nation’s foundational keystones.
May 26, 2017
‘Old Guard’ Soldiers Salute Fallen With ‘Flags In’ Tribute
ARLINGTON, Va. —
The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as the “Old Guard,” kicked off Memorial Day weekend honoring America’s fallen heroes by placing U.S. flags at gravesites in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia and U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
May 19, 2017
U.S., Israeli Troops Share Experiences During Juniper Falcon Exercise
American and Israeli service members shared best practices and some hot days under the Mediterranean sun during Exercise Juniper Falcon in southern Israel.
May 18, 2017
Service Personnel Chiefs Testify on Military Posture on Capitol Hill
As the fiscal year 2018 budget season approaches, the military services' personnel chiefs testified on their postures and policies for recruitment and retention before a House Armed Services Committee panel.
May 17, 2017
U.S., Philippine Service Members Conduct Mass-Casualty Exercise
CALAYAN ISLAND, Philippines —
The Hawaii National Guard and Charlie Company of the 448th Civil Affairs Battalion trained alongside Philippine soldiers as part of Exercise Balikatan 2017 to prepare for disasters and crises on Calayan Island in the Philippine province of Cagayan.
Face of Defense: Army Officer Earns Federal Engineering Award
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii —
Army Maj. Andrew “Drew” Johannes is an accomplished military engineer and a recipient of the Federal Engineer of the Year Award, an annual award honoring the top engineers employed by federal agencies across the country. Johannes currently serves as the battalion executive officer of the 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade in Hawaii.
NATO Military Chiefs Discuss Issues Confronting Alliance
NATO chiefs of defense are discussing issues from Afghanistan to Russia to the southern flank during the 177th Military Committee meeting in Brussels.
May 15, 2017
Face of Defense: Army Officer Showcases Excellence on Basketball Courts
FORT BRAGG, N.C. —
For Army Capt. Octavia Blackwell, a signal officer in the 92nd Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C., basketball has provided a wealth of adventure. In addition to taking her around the world, the sport also led her to the military where she can serve in a way that reaches beyond her immediate community.