Sept. 29, 2017
Face of Defense: Airman Gives Back to Veterans
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. —
Air Force Senior Airman Javonte Lofton works as a hazardous material specialist with the Michigan Air National Guard’s 110th Logistics Readiness Squadron in Battle Creek, Mich., and he said it’s his duty to give back to the men and women who wore the uniform before him whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Sept. 27, 2017
Face of Defense: Airman Uses Maintenance Skills on Motocross Track
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. —
Air Force Staff Sgt. Thomas Tangedal, who does motocross racing in his spare time, employs his military skills as an aircraft metal technology journeyman to keep his bike in top mechanical shape.
Sept. 22, 2017
Soldiers Practice Interoperability During Exercise Bright Star
MOHAMED NAGUIB MILITARY BASE, Egypt —
American and Egyptian soldiers partnered to practice interoperability during the Bright Star 2017 military exercise held in Egypt.
Face of Defense: Marine Retains Ultimate Tactical Athlete Title
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. —
Marine Corps Sgt. Ethan Mawhinney, a Pittsburgh native and a Marine Air-Ground Task Force planner with Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, successfully defended his championship title at the Marine Corps’ third annual HITT Tactical Athlete Competition held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 28-31.
Sept. 21, 2017
Face of Defense: Soldier Puts Training to Work to Save Woman's Life
VICENZA, Italy —
It was a chance encounter as Army Sgt. Kyle Martin Rogers, an unmanned aircraft systems repairer from Delta Company, 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, was returning from a 5.5. mile run in Vicenza, Italy. Rogers saw a local woman fall to the ground and used his military training to save her life.
Sept. 20, 2017
Face of Defense: Marine Works Hard to Stay Fit at Sea
ABOARD THE USS BONHOMME RICHARD —
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Cary Chase enjoys being physically fit and to stay fit she regularly uses the gym aboard the Navy's amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard. Chase’s passion for fitness has also won her three bodybuilding competitions in gyms from Tokyo to Okinawa, Japan.
Sept. 19, 2017
Face of Defense: Citizen-Soldier Applies Skills to Military, Civilian Jobs
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. —
Army Spc. Breyonnha Chester of Philadelphia, a Pennsylvania National Guard motor transport operator, came from a military family. In her civilian life, Chester is a mail carrier and assistant supervisor for the Newtown, Penn., post office and credits the National Guard with teaching her the value of being disciplined.
Sept. 18, 2017
Beverly Herd Exercise Tests Readiness at Osan
OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea —
Leaders at Osan Air Base in South Korea have initiated Beverly Herd 17-3, a readiness exercise that prepares troops to respond to military contingencies.
Tennessee Air Guard Imagery Analysis Supports Hurricane Relief Effort
NASHVILLE, Tenn. —
Members of the Tennessee Air National Guard's 118th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group based at Joint Base Berry Field in Nashville, Tenn., are supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency's relief efforts in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Face of Defense: Airman Leads Oregon Forest Fire Rescue
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. —
While hiking with his date in Mount Hood National Forest near Portland, Ore., Air Force Reserve Tech. Sgt. Rob Dones aided a group of civilians in escaping a dangerous wildfire. Dones, originally from Chicago, is assigned to the 349th Medical Squadron at Travis Air Force Base as a surgical technician.