Feb. 14, 2018
Joint Training Develops K-9, Handler Skills
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii —
Soldiers and canines with the 520th Military Working Dog Detachment practiced urban combat tactics with the Honolulu Police Department K-9 unit at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
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.
Feb. 5, 2018
Field Artillery, Armor Troops Train Together in Germany
GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany —
Artillery and armor soldiers are learning how to fight better together at the Grafenwoehr Training Center in Germany.
Jan. 31, 2018
Army Medics Conduct Field Training in Germany
JOINT MULTINATIONAL READINESS CENTER, Hohenfels, Germany —
Army medics are conducting field training under arduous weather conditions as part of the ongoing Allied Spirit VIII training exercise held at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.
Marines Prepare for Basic Reconnaissance Course
MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii —
Marine Corps reservists prepare themselves for the stresses of the Basic Reconnaissance Course by taking a Hawaii-based preparation course that's mentally and physically challenging.
Jan. 17, 2018
Face of Defense: Musical Airman Sets Sights on Future Pursuits
CORAOPOLIS, Pa. —
Air Force Staff Sgt. Sheldon A. Williams Jr., a crew chief and aircraft mechanic with the 171st Air Refueling Wing’s maintenance group, pursues his lifelong passion for music while continuing a family legacy of public service.“Music is important to me,” Williams said. “We live it.”
Dec. 21, 2017
Face of Defense: Youth ChalleNGe Academy Leads to Airman’s Service
BOISE, Idaho —
Airman 1st Class Cody Gilbert, who serves in the Idaho Air National Guard as an aircraft armament systems specialist with the 124th Maintenance Group at Gowen Field in Boise, said his attendance at the Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy changed his life for the better.
Dec. 20, 2017
Face of Defense: Marine Springs Into Action to Help Accident Victim
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. —
Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Spenser Preston, a Ground Supply School student, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for rescuing a fellow Marine involved in a motorcycle accident. After witnessing the accident, Preston’s quick thinking and make-shift tourniquet stopped the bleeding until emergency medical services could arrive.
Dec. 19, 2017
Face of Defense: Airman Puts Lifesaving Skills to the Test
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. —
Air Force Airman 1st Class David Robb, a security specialist and emergency medical technician, used his skills to help save a heart attack victim's life. Robb said that when he’s on duty, he anticipates that things like this event could happen, but to him, rescuing someone during his off-duty time seemed “completely out of the blue.”
Sept. 27, 2017
Face of Defense: Airman Uses Maintenance Skills on Motocross Track
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. —
Air Force Staff Sgt. Thomas Tangedal, who does motocross racing in his spare time, employs his military skills as an aircraft metal technology journeyman to keep his bike in top mechanical shape.