Sept. 18, 2017
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.
Sept. 12, 2017
U.S., Vietnamese Service Members Share Humanitarian Aid, Medical Knowledge
TAM KY, Vietnam —
Operation Pacific Angel 17-2 brought together American and Vietnamese military members, along with several nongovernmental organizations, to attend seminars lead by subject matter experts who shared their knowledge on medical expertise and humanitarian assistance.
Sept. 11, 2017
Lasting Legacy: Marines Unveil Mural at Marine Week Detroit
At a ceremony outside the Marine Corps League building here Sept. 9, a group of Marines unveiled the mural they spent more than 100 hours painting during Marine Week Detroit.
Sept. 7, 2017
Air Force Dentist, Army Veterinarian Team Up for K-9 Root Canal
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
An Army veterinary doctor and an Air Force dentist teamed up to repair a broken tooth for Arthur, a deployed military working dog. Thanks to the procedure being done in-theater, time and money was saved and Arthur is back to work protecting his human comrades.
U.S., Indonesian Navies Enhance Training Objectives
SURABAYA, Indonesia —
The U.S. and Indonesian navies have come together for the 23rd iteration of a bilateral exercise and skills exchange called Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training, or CARAT.
California Guard Heads Out to Fight Fires, Assist With Hurricane Irma
SACRAMENTO, Calif. —
California National Guard soldiers are heading out to the Salmon-August Complex Fire near Etna, the Mission Fire near Oakhurst and others are preparing to head to Florida to assist authorities in anticipation of Hurricane Irma.
Face of Defense: 1985 Photo Strengthens Bond Between Father, Son
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. —
Although he was too young to remember the moment, Air Force Maj. Jonathan Elliott searched for a photo taken in Georgia 20 years previously that featured his father, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Gary Elliott, returning home to his family after a deployment. The search for the photo helped forge a stronger bond between the father and son.
Sept. 6, 2017
Face of Defense: Recruiter Overcomes Adversity to Find Success
When a knee injury in college took away her full basketball scholarship, now-Staff Sgt. Jennifer Kirim put a backup plan in place that would ultimately pay dividends: she enlisted in the Army. After assignments to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and Fort Benning, Georgia, Kirim is now in Phoenix where she has become one of the top recruiters in her battalion.
Sept. 5, 2017
U.S., Singaporean Navies Enhance Maritime Partnership in Guam
U.S. NAVAL BASE GUAM —
The U.S. and Singaporean navies concluded Exercise Pacific Griffin 2017 at U.S. Naval Base Guam. Pacific Griffin 17 served as this year's U.S.-Singapore annual maritime exercise. The exercise highlights the longstanding maritime partnership between the U.S. and the Republic of Singapore navies through 23 years of annual-bilateral exercises.
Face of Defense: Officer Returns to Port Hueneme to Engineer New Future
PORT HUENEME, Calif. —
Navy Capt. Michael Ladner has come a long way since his days as a midshipman at Annapolis. His sterling service enabled him to earn a master's degree at the Navy's expense and he's now back at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Port Hueneme, California, as the department officer for the chief engineer and land and sea test department.