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Aug. 8, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Learns Life Lessons From Restoring Classic Cars

Air Force Master Sgt. Bobby McCrary said he learned about patience and attention to detail when he and his grandfather worked together restoring classic cars. His grandfather also taught him the rewards of precision and striving for excellence -- ideals that have served him well during his time in the military.

Aug. 7, 2017

'Flight Deck Choreographers' Keep Carrier Operations Safe

The aviation boatswain's mates who work on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz are directly responsible for the handling and maneuvering of aircraft as well as the safety of all personnel during flight operations. Any mistake or lack of better judgment can cause damage to equipment or injury to personnel on the flight deck.

Aug. 4, 2017

Face of Defense: Guardsman Balances Firefighting, Military Service

Army Master Sgt. Tom Farrington serves as a member of the Indiana National Guard and as a firefighter with the Indianapolis Fire Department. Farrington says he recognized the two careers were similar in many ways and decided to use the skills he had learned in the Guard to serve his community as well.

Aug. 2, 2017

Marine Follows Code-Talker Grandfather's Footsteps to Iwo Jima

A Marine Corps lance corporal climbed Mount Suribachi, Japan, located on the Iwo Jima island where her grandfather stood during World War II as one of six Navajo Code Talkers, a group of Native American service members who used their native tongue to communicate messages -- a language the Japanese never cracked.

July 31, 2017

Airman Chutes for Olympic Bobsled Team

The four pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness -- mental, physical, social and spiritual -- are keeping this service member going in his pursuit for gold.

July 31, 2017

Face of Defense: Sailor Brings Navy Values to High School Students, Athletes

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Necorian Jones, a dental corpsman with 4th Dental Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, is also a high school teacher and coach for the track and football teams at Little Elm High School in Texas. Jones uses the Navy's core values as a guide for his civilian life and passes those values on to his students.

July 27, 2017

U.S., Eastern European Partners Conduct Training in Bulgaria

The Shabla Multinational Joint Live Fire Exercise ran July 14-18 and featured U.S. Army units together with air force, army, and naval units from Bulgaria, Serbia, and Ukraine. It was one of several training exercises taking place this month in conjunction with Saber Guardian 2017, an annual exercise that U.S. European Command and several European partner nations participate in each year together under U.S, European Command's Joint Exercise Program.

July 27, 2017

U.S., European Partners Participate in Novo Selo Training Exercise

U.S. soldiers participated in a combined arms live-fire exercise at Bulgaria's Novo Selo Training Area with forces from Georgia, Bulgaria, and Greece, part of a 25,000-participant multinational training exercise involving the United States and 21 other nations.

July 27, 2017

Soldiers Learn Critical Lessons Through Exercises in African Bush

More than 230 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division's 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, are participating in the bilateral exercise along with about 300 South African soldiers, 100 U.S. and South African Marines, and 50 soldiers from U.S. Army Africa headquarters.

July 27, 2017

Total Force Airmen Maximize Refueling Capacity in Europe

In a long-standing total force partnership between Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe, members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing are augmenting the 100th Air Refueling Wing to provide KC-135R Stratotanker air refueling support to the European theater of operations.

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