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June 22, 2018

Face of Defense: Soccer Dream Comes True for Marine Infantryman

Fifteen years into his career and after six overseas deployments and tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Alberto Boy is team captain for the All-Marine Corps Men's soccer team and says it's a dream to finally be able to play the sport he loves.

June 20, 2018

Face of Defense: Air Guard Twins Serve Together for Nearly 20 Years

Serving in the Air National Guard can oftentimes be a family tradition. Many people follow in the footsteps of their grandparents, parents or siblings, and sometimes serve alongside them.

June 19, 2018

Face of Defense: Reserve Soldier Returns to Help Hometown Recruiters

Army Spc. Alexis Chacon was excited to help the recruiters in her home town and participated in the Hometown Recruiter Assistance Program. The program allows enlisted soldiers who have recently completed initial entry training to return to their home towns to assist recruiters by sharing their Army training experiences.

June 18, 2018

Face of Defense: Former Monk Trades Robes for Air Force Uniform

After spending 18 years as a Thai Buddhist monk, Air Force Airman 1st Class Kornkawee Rue Art traded his robes for a uniform in his continual pursuit of a life bigger than himself; one of meaning and purpose.

June 15, 2018

Face of Defense: West Africa Native Fulfills Dream in Marine Corps

In 2002, Marine Corps infantryman Sgt. George Jones told an interviewer that his dream was to retire as an officer in the Marine Corps. Jones, a Liberia native, had by then survived a civil war in his home country, emigrated to the U.S. and joined what he called, “The best looking service in the world.”

June 14, 2018

Face of Defense: Oklahoma Guard Soldier’s Promotion Makes State History

Army Sgt. Maj. Seretta Lawson, assigned as the sergeant major for the Oklahoma Army National Guard’s military personnel section at the Joint Force Headquarters in Oklahoma City, is the first African-American female sergeant major in the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

June 13, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman Excels at Flight Engineer Schoolhouse

Air Force Staff Sgt. Megan Corker is in training to be an Air Force flight engineer, which is an enlisted member of a flight crew who monitors and operates the complex systems in an aircraft.

June 12, 2018

Face of Defense: Army National Guard Pilot Defies Limits

An aeromedical evacuation officer who flies UH-60 Black Hawk and UH-72A Lakota helicopters for the Texas Army National Guard says her accomplishments are far beyond what her 6-year-old self could have imagined.

June 11, 2018

Face of Defense: Marine Saves Scuba Diver in Okinawa

Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Scott Dahn was practicing rescue diving at Maeda Point when he saw the woman start to panic. The expert Marine Corps diver came to the rescue of the woman from Hong Kong who was scuba diving on her honeymoon in Okinawa, Japan.

June 8, 2018

Face of Defense: Soldier Uses Artistic Skills for Mission Success

Task Force Grizzly immediately began projects to make aesthetic enhancements to the buildings they inherited at Camp Taji, to display a sense of pride in their mission. One of the soldiers turned to Army Spc. Andre Smith, a tactical power generation specialist known throughout the unit for his creativity and artistic ability.

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