Nov. 20, 2017
Face of Defense: Talented Air Force NCO Contributes to Mission Success
WICHITA, Kan. —
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Clayton Allen's skill with radio communication systems helped his unit achieve mission success during a recent deployment to Moron Air Base, Spain. Allen, a water and fuels systems maintenance airman, is self-taught in computer programming and satellite and ground command-and-control radio systems.
Nov. 16, 2017
Checkered Flag Training Exercise Hones All-Weather Fighter Operations
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. —
The 366th Fighter Wing “Gunfighters” from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, deployed to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., to participate in this month's large-scale aerial exercise Checkered Flag 18-1 and Combat Archer, a Weapons System Evaluation Program.
Brain Injury Sufferers Find Benefits in Music Therapy Program
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska —
Past and present service members and family members suffering from traumatic brain injury can now take part in a music therapy program at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the Defense Department.
Nov. 15, 2017
Trauma Chief Praises Medical Response to Sutherland Springs Shooting
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas —
The community teamwork and medical response at Brooke Army Medical Center the afternoon of the Sutherland Springs shooting was "extremely heartwarming," the hospital's trauma chief said.
Nov. 14, 2017
Dover Port Mortuary Honors Fallen Warfighters
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. —
Service members from all branches of the military, in addition to DoD civilians and contractors, work tirelessly at the Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs on Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, to comfort the families of the fallen who’d died in contingency operations overseas. Their mission is to provide dignity, honor and respect to the fallen by preparing them to be returned home to their families.
Nov. 8, 2017
Family Tradition of Service Drives Deputy Secretary Shanahan
"I grew up in a family that values service," said Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan, whose father, Mike, fought in Vietnam. "People ask me, 'Why did you take this job?' I think about the people who go to Afghanistan or wherever they are deployed and how hard that is, and they do it multiple times."
USNS Comfort Restocks to Continue Post-Hurricane Care
PUERTO RICO —
The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort replenished its medical supplies, food and other necessities, by connecting with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn while underway off the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Face of Defense: Marine Takes Leave to Help Hurricane Victims
NEW ORLEANS —
In response to Hurricane Harvey, Marine Corps Cpl. Eric Gore was among the thousands of people from across the country who took time away from their homes and work to help Texans impacted by Harvey's devastation. “I just wanted to help my fellow countrymen out,” Gore said. “Helping our neighbors in Texas was something I was able to do, so I went.”
Nov. 7, 2017
Biannual Angel Thunder Exercises Test Combat Search, Rescue Capabilities
TUCSON, Ariz. —
Angel Thunder, a series of biannual exercises focused on testing combat search and rescue capabilities, has begun operations for this year's second iteration.
Nov. 3, 2017
Vigilant Shield Takes Fight to New Mexico Mountains
WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. —
Shots rang out in a New Mexico canyon when soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division secured a simulated critical infrastructure facility from armed suspects during a training scenario at White Sands Missile Range.