Feb. 16, 2018
Face of Defense: Sailor From Humble Beginnings Achieves Excellence
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —
Navy Lt. Ismael Tounkara was raised in Guinea, but he has surmounted challenges and risen through the ranks to become a highly successful officer. For those who know Tounkara, he is the quintessential example of how hard work, dedication, ambition and effort can pay big dividends.
Feb. 15, 2018
Increased Funding Will Improve Military Readiness, Senior Officers Say
The services' No. 2 officers testified on readiness during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee's subcommittee on readiness and management support.
Feb. 14, 2018
Pacom Commander Says Indo-Pacific Region at a Crossroads
America’s security and economic prosperity are linked to the Indo-Pacific region, which finds itself at a crossroads, Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Command, told members of the House Armed Services Committee.
Aviators Take Joint Training to New Heights
FORT WAYNE, Ind. —
The Indiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing recently completed Operation Guardian Blitz during a two-week joint training exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, which included air-to-air refueling, training alongside Navy rotary assets and joint terminal attack controllers.
Face of Defense: Navy Nurse Serves to Make a Difference
MANAMA, Bahrain —
Navy Lt. Logan Moore joined the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps four years ago with the sole purpose of making a difference in others’ lives. As a trauma and en route care nurse assigned to Expeditionary Resuscitative Surgical System 18, Moore provides critical care to patients during crisis response missions.
Feb. 12, 2018
Face of Defense: Sisters in Different Services Train Together
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas —
Navy Seaman Michelle Panchana and Air Force Airman 1st Class Gisella Panchana served as students together at the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Gisella graduated from the METC Radiology Program Jan. 30, while Michelle is scheduled to complete the METC Pharmacy Program in April.
Feb. 6, 2018
Navy Aircraft Participate in Singapore Air Show
U.S. Navy aircraft are participating in the Singapore International Airshow held at the Changi National Exhibition Center.
Feb. 2, 2018
Joint Chiefs Chairman Begins Visit to Indo-Pacific Region
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii —
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, at the start of his trip to the Indo-Pacific region to meet with allies and U.S. service members.
Jan. 30, 2018
Germany, Norway Join Multinational Naval Strike Group
NORFOLK, Va. —
Two coalition naval vessels arrived at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia to conduct training and operations as part of the USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group's composite training unit exercise.
Face of Defense: Navy Nurse Saves Man’s Life on Ferry Trip
BREMERTON, Wash. —
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Erika Schilling, a nurse midwife at Naval Hospital Bremerton, Wash., was recognized by Washington State Ferries with the Life Ring Award certificate for her life saving efforts on Dec. 2, 2017, when she saved a male passenger's life by administering emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation for 14 minutes on the Kingston-Edmunds ferry.