Feb. 2, 2018
Face of Defense: Army Service Reunites Military Cousins
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. —
Nathaniel Layton grew up in Greenville, Tennessee, just a half-hour away from Knoxville, Tennessee, where his cousin, Patrick May, lived. The two only met once growing up. Today they are closer than ever and owe their chance to grow together, personally and professionally, to the Army.
Feb. 1, 2018
Police, Canine Partners Provide Security at Marine Base
MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii —
The K-9 unit assigned to the provost marshal’s office at Marine Corps Base Hawaii keeps a close nose to the ground to help preserve the peace while also providing a deterrent from hostile intent.
African-American Troops Fought to Fight in World War I
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. —
During World War I, when African-American National Guard soldiers of New York’s 15th Infantry Regiment arrived in France in December 1917, they expected to conduct combat training and enter the trenches of the western front. But they had to fight for the opportunity to fight the enemy.
Face of Defense: Airman Enjoys Rescue Squadron’s Fast Pace
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan —
The airmen of the 31st Rescue Squadron provide invaluable rescue services and conduct training, ranging from fast-rope rescue drills over land and sea to practice insertions by parachuting from aircraft. Air Force Senior Airman Andres Cervantes, 31st RQS command support staff, helps to keep the well-oiled machine of the 31st rolling without a hitch.
Jan. 31, 2018
Marines Prepare for Basic Reconnaissance Course
MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii —
Marine Corps reservists prepare themselves for the stresses of the Basic Reconnaissance Course by taking a Hawaii-based preparation course that's mentally and physically challenging.
Face of Defense: Marine Recruiter Volunteers for Father-Daughter Dance
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. —
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Brian D. Raney, a recruiter stationed with Recruiting Station Nashville, 6th Marine Corps District, volunteered to take fatherless Raven Campbell to dinner and to the annual Girl Scout father-daughter dance in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Jan. 30, 2018
Military Police Use ‘Raven’ UAVs at Allied Spirit Exercise
HOHENFELS TRAINING AREA, Germany —
Military policemen with the 287th Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade at Fort Riley, Kansas, are putting a lightweight small unmanned aerial system known as the Raven to use during the Allied Spirit VIII exercise held at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany.
Germany, Norway Join Multinational Naval Strike Group
NORFOLK, Va. —
Two coalition naval vessels arrived at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia to conduct training and operations as part of the USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group's composite training unit exercise.
Face of Defense: Navy Nurse Saves Man’s Life on Ferry Trip
BREMERTON, Wash. —
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Erika Schilling, a nurse midwife at Naval Hospital Bremerton, Wash., was recognized by Washington State Ferries with the Life Ring Award certificate for her life saving efforts on Dec. 2, 2017, when she saved a male passenger's life by administering emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation for 14 minutes on the Kingston-Edmunds ferry.
Jan. 29, 2018
Weather Forecasters Contribute to Mission Success
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. —
Given the volatility of weather patterns at Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico, Air Force pilots there need the help of 27th Special Operations Support Squadron weather forecasters to contribute to their safety and mission success.