Feb. 28, 2017
Continuing Promise Mission Provides Aid in Honduras
TRUJILLO, Honduras —
Continuing Promise 2017 made a stop in Honduras to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian assistance, training engagements and medical, dental, and veterinary support in an effort to show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America.
Military Working Dog, Human Handler Bond in Baghdad
Army Staff Sgt. Charles Ogin and his military working dog partner, Rrobiek, help to safeguard troops' lives in Baghdad.
Face of Defense: Newest Thunderbird Continues Legacy
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. —
Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jason Hughes, a veteran aircraft maintainer, has achieved his dream, becoming the newest member of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Hughes called it "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," and said he's excited to represent the Air Force on the grandest stage.
Feb. 27, 2017
Air Force to Retire MQ-1 Predator Drone, Transition to MQ-9 Reaper
CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —
The Air Force plans to retire the MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft early next year to keep up with the continuously evolving battlespace environment.
Face Of Defense: Air Force Doctor Solves NASA’s Human Waste Problem
DEL RIO, Texas —
A military surgeon has helped to solve a long-term problem for astronauts. Air Force Col. Thatcher Cardon outdid more than 5,000 competitors and won first place in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Space Poop Challenge after inventing promising solutions for managing human waste in space.
Feb. 24, 2017
Program Connects Navy, Marine Vets to Energy Field Internships
ARLINGTON, Va. —
The Energy System Technology Evaluation Program, or ESTEP, began four years ago as a way to train veteran sailors and Marines in energy careers while helping meet warfighter energy demands through advanced internships in energy fields.
State Partnership Spouses Share Stories of Challenges, Personal Strength
GASTON, S.C. —
Barbara Livingston, the wife of Army Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr., the adjutant general for South Carolina, welcomed two spouses of officers in the Colombian Air Force during a South Carolina National Guard State Partnership Program engagement held at her home.
U.S. Marines, Omani Soldiers Begin Exercise Sea Soldier 17
SALALAH, Oman —
Exercise Sea Soldier 17, led by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and hosted by the Royal Army of Oman, is an annual, two-week-long bilateral exercise designed to enhance communication and coordination between U.S. and Omani forces, build mutual warfighting capability and support long-term regional cooperation.
Iowa Air Guard Refueling Wing Supports NATO Missions
NATO AIR BASE GEILENKIRCHEN, Germany —
Members of the Iowa Air National Guard's 185th Air Refueling Wing based in Sioux City, Iowa, are refueling NATO Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft while assigned at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen in Germany.
Face of Defense: Navy Corpsman Steps Closer To Life’s Goal
PORTSMOUTH, Va. —
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sutarto Soeng, a hospital corpsman, was recently told that his name was on the list for the Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program, and he will receive the opportunity to achieve one of his lifelong dreams -- to become a Navy nurse.