May 12, 2017
Face of Defense: Air Force Loadmaster Shares Knowledge in Greece
ELEFSIS AIR BASE, Greece —
Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Gee, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, along with approximately 110 other U.S. airmen, participated in Exercise Stolen Cerberus IV held at Elefsis Air Base, Greece, from April 18-28. He and other loadmasters worked with U.S. soldiers and Hellenic air force members to perform personnel and cargo airdrops out of C-130 aircraft.
May 11, 2017
National Native American Veterans Memorial to be Erected in Washington
The anticipated dedication of the National Native American Veterans Memorial is Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2020, according to Rebecca Trautmann, project manager of the memorial.
May 10, 2017
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Community Honors Fallen Comrades
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. —
Airmen, Marines, sailors and soldiers came together at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., to honor and remember their fallen explosive ordnance disposal brethren during the annual memorial ceremony at the Kauffman Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training Complex.
May 3, 2017
Mountain Warfare School Shows Troops How to Fight in the Hills
CAMP ETHAN ALLEN TRAINING SITE, Vt. —
Nestled in the hills of Jericho, Vermont, the Army Mountain Warfare School gives students the skills they need to navigate and fight in rough terrain. The program is built to teach soldiers and commanders operational endurance and self-sufficiency.
'Operation Next' Arms Departing Service Members With Manufacturing Job Skills
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. —
A new initiative named Operation Next is being launched at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, for equipping military veterans with the skills and credentials needed for the most in-demand jobs in precision machining and industrial technology.
April 28, 2017
Mattis Honors Army Rangers Killed in Afghanistan
The two Army Rangers who died in Afghanistan willingly went into harm's way to fight the enemy and defend the United States and its freedoms, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.
Live-Fire Exercise in Germany Tests Army’s ‘Iron Brigade’
HOHENFELS, Germany —
Multinational exercise Combined Resolve 8 brought trainers from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, to support soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team during a combined-arms live-fire exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany.
Red Cell Challenges Cyber Warriors in Multiforce Exercise
CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah —
Air Force Capt. Joshua Montgomery isn’t a criminal, but he plays one as part of his duties. He’s a member of an Air National Guard team that tests cyber defenses.
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.