April 14, 2017
Astronaut Praises Space Station as 'Great Model for Society’
NASA astronaut and retired Army Col. Robert S. "Shane" Kimbrough shares his thoughts after 173 days in space aboard the International Space Station.
April 12, 2017
Military Children Interact With Mentors at TAPS-Sponsored Camp
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. —
A Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors event held at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado as part of the Month of the Military Child paired children of military families who have lost family members with mentors to establish communication, maintain a military connection and let them understand they are not alone.
Face of Defense: Airman Balances Guard Service, Civilian Job
CHEYENNE, Wyo. —
Air Force Staff Sgt. Rebekah Miller stands in front of the Torrington police department in her police uniform in Torrington, Wyoming. Miller has been with the Wyoming Air National Guard for six years and is serving as a command post specialist. She has also been an officer with the Torrington police department for two years.
April 11, 2017
Airman Receives Silver Star for Role in Liberating Afghan City
POPE ARMY AIRFIELD, N.C. —
A 96-hour battle that saw four ambushes, 17 airstrike missions and the eventual safety of a 150-person team led to a special tactics combat control airman receiving the Silver Star medal during an April 7 ceremony at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina.
75th Ranger Regiment Wins 2017 Best Ranger Competition
FORT BENNING, Ga. —
Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, bested 53 teams as part of their effort to return the title of "Best Ranger" to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
April 10, 2017
Guardsman Progresses Toward Olympic Biathlon Dream
CAMP ETHAN ALLEN, Vt. —
Clang! Clang! Clang! Clang! The unmistakable sound of a cowbell reverberated loudly off snow-covered trees lining the biathlon course, signaling the start of another competitor.
Future USS Gerald R. Ford Underway for Builder's Sea Trials
The future USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier is underway for its first set of sea trials, known as Builder's Sea Trials. Builder's sea trials provide an opportunity to test systems, components and compartments at sea for the first time.
Operation Homefront Recognizes 2017 Air Force Military Child of the Year
ARLINGTON, Va. —
Eighteen-year-old Jamal Braxton has a busy schedule. The high school senior holds various leadership positions with the Red Cross, participates in multiple varsity sport programs and is a lifeguard.
April 6, 2017
Bataan Survivor’s Descendant Leads Unit in Grueling Marathon
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. —
Thirty years ago, Air Force 2nd Lt. Amber Schoenberger was dancing on her grandfather’s feet. But this year, she marched 26.2 miles in his honor through deep desert sand and rugged mountains carrying a 50-pound rucksack with four comrades in arms.
April 4, 2017
Victim Advocates: Critical Members of Sexual Assault, Prevention Response
ATLANTIC OCEAN —
A Navy Sexual Assault and Prevention Response Program point of contact aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower said victim advocates go through an extensive interview process to be considered for the position.