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.
Nov. 1, 2017
Injured Marine Fulfills Dream of Learning to Surf
Marine Corps Cpl. Leighton Anderson recalled always wanting to fly since his Navy father took him to airshows in his native California. Leighton realized his dream -- he became part of an MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crew. After being severely injured in an Osprey training crash in late 2016, Anderson achieved another dream during his recovery -- he's now a surfer!
Oct. 30, 2017
Sailors Bring Smiles to Children at Sri Lanka Hospital
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka —
Sailors from the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and members of the U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka visited children at Lady Ridgeway Hospital during a port visit.
Bioenvironmental Technicians Keep Guam Base Safe
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam —
On the isolated Pacific island of Guam, protecting the limited natural resources and establishing a safe working environment is essential to mission success. The 36th Medical Operations Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight at Andersen Air Force Base takes on the task of seeking out possible health hazards and bolstering the mission by leading the way in personal safety.
Oct. 25, 2017
Marine Corps World War II Vets Visit Pohakuloa Training Area
POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii —
Marine Corps World War II veterans relived wartime memories during their visit to Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, as part of the 68th annual reunion of the 5th Marine Division Association.
School Can Wait: Puerto Rico Guardsmen Postpone College to Serve
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —
Several Ohio Army National Guard members selflessly postponed their college studies to volunteer for deployment to Puerto Rico to help out with humanitarian aid and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Oct. 19, 2017
Face of Defense: Waterborne Army Cook Strives to Provide Culinary Excellence
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii —
Army Sgt. James Munar, a cook aboard the Army logistic support vessel, the USAV CW3 Harold A. Clinger, laughs as he slides into the wall with a spatula in one hand and a bowl in the other. Munar, who strives to provide the tastiest meals to the Clinger's crew, tells his newest kitchen helper, “Welcome to the boat life.”
Oct. 18, 2017
Face of Defense: Marines React, Save Lives During Las Vegas Tragedy
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. —
Marine Corps helicopter mechanics Sgt. Michael Vura and Cpl. Austin Cox recalled their experiences when they assisted in victim evacuation and casualty care at a Las Vegas concert that became a mass-casualty attack. "We were there when the people affected needed us," Cox said. "We are Marines 24/7."
Oct. 17, 2017
Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise Begins Off South Korean Coast
BUSAN, South Korea —
Maritime forces from the United States and South Korea, together with personnel from United Nations Command Sending State nations, began a multinational mine warfare exercise in waters off South Korea's eastern coast.