July 20, 2017
F-22 Raptors Join Full-Spectrum Red Flag Readiness Exercise
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —
F-22 Raptor fighter jets from Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida have joined combat air forces from across the nation for the U.S. military-specific, joint, full-spectrum readiness exercise Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.
Face of Defense: Air Guardsman Gives Sister Gift of Life
BELLE CHASSE, La. —
Air Force Staff Sgt. Franciscoadan Orellana went through months of testing to donate one of his kidneys to save his sister’s life. The Louisiana Air National Guard member said his military training and mindset is what allowed him to act swiftly and expedite the screening process.
July 18, 2017
Pacific Angel Exercise in Fiji Focuses on Exchanges of Expertise
LAUTOKA, Fiji —
U.S. and Fijian service members are helping local communities in Fiji through Pacific Angel 17-3, an exercise that fosters the exchange of expertise in civic, engineering and medical areas.
Face of Defense: Crew Chief Follows in Family's Footsteps
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska —
Airman 1st Class Trevor Galindo, an aircraft mechanic, has followed in his family's military footsteps as a member of Alaska's Air National Guard. Looking up to his father, a retired HC-130 Hercules crew chief, and later watching his older brother, Airman 1st Class Dalton Galindo, enlist as a loadmaster, Galindo had a good idea of what he would be getting into.
July 14, 2017
Researcher, Airmen Test New Counter-UAS Program at Bagram
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan —
As the use of unmanned aircraft systems rises across the world, researchers from around the Defense Department are testing new ways to counter the new threats they could present.
Face of Defense: Soldier Finds Path to Law Enforcement Career
CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. —
As a boy, Army Sgt. Joseph Selchick would dress up for Halloween as either a soldier or a police officer and pretend to save his neighbors from danger. Today, Selchick works in law enforcement as a New York Army National Guard military policeman and as a civilian deputy sheriff.
July 13, 2017
Oklahoma National Guard Hosts 21st Annual Kids Kamp
MANNFORD, Okla. —
Children with parents serving in the Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard learned about empathy, resiliency, teamwork and leadership and had fun at this year's Kids Kamp held at Camp Victory in Mannford, Oklahoma.
Getica Saber 17 Exercise Participants Practice Collective Defense
CINCU, Romania —
Romanian and U.S. artillery fired opening rounds at the commencement of the annual joint combined training exercise Getica Saber 2017 in Cincu, Romania, July 10, 2017. The exercise, which runs until July 15, is one of 18 “Black Sea Region Exercises” that U.S. European Command conducts annually with partner nations in Central and Eastern Europe to bolster collective defense.
Face of Defense: Airman Ensures Critical Communication
MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. —
Air Force Senior Airman Jasmine Helm-Lucas, a munitions controller at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., acts as a gatekeeper for granting maintenance airmen access to the weapons storage area where they will perform maintenance on intercontinental ballistic missiles’ reentry systems and vehicles.
July 12, 2017
Kentucky Guard Soldiers Complete Record Radio Transmission
FORT KNOX, Ky. —
At a field training area, Army Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Hogan, the Adjutant General of Kentucky, picked up the hand microphone of a military radio and spoke into it.