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Feb. 24, 2017

State Partnership Spouses Share Stories of Challenges, Personal Strength

Barbara Livingston, the wife of Army Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr., the adjutant general for South Carolina, welcomed two spouses of officers in the Colombian Air Force during a South Carolina National Guard State Partnership Program engagement held at her home.

Feb. 24, 2017

U.S. Marines, Omani Soldiers Begin Exercise Sea Soldier 17

Exercise Sea Soldier 17, led by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and hosted by the Royal Army of Oman, is an annual, two-week-long bilateral exercise designed to enhance communication and coordination between U.S. and Omani forces, build mutual warfighting capability and support long-term regional cooperation.

Feb. 24, 2017

Iowa Air Guard Refueling Wing Supports NATO Missions

Members of the Iowa Air National Guard's 185th Air Refueling Wing based in Sioux City, Iowa, are refueling NATO Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft while assigned at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen in Germany.

Feb. 24, 2017

Face of Defense: Navy Corpsman Steps Closer To Life’s Goal

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sutarto Soeng, a hospital corpsman, was recently told that his name was on the list for the Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program, and he will receive the opportunity to achieve one of his lifelong dreams -- to become a Navy nurse.

Feb. 23, 2017

Missile Defense Official Helps Pentagon Celebrate Engineers Week

One of the Missile Defense Agency’s top officials and an auditorium full of engineers helped to celebrate the 12th annual Engineers Week event at the Pentagon.

Feb. 23, 2017

Face of Defense: Marine Pilot Enjoys Variety in Osprey’s Mission

Marine Corps Capt. Stephen Smith, an MV-22 Osprey pilot, says the versatile tilt-rotor aircraft's broad mission set appeals to him. “[The Osprey] has one of the broadest mission sets of any of Marine Corps aircraft,” Smith said. “So I like the various things we get to do. We don’t get stuck doing the same thing every day."

Feb. 22, 2017

Face of Defense: Youngest Maintainer Launches Youngest Jet at Red Flag

Air Force Airman 1st Class Nathan Kosters, at age 20 the youngest F-35 crew chief in the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, takes pride in maintaining America's youngest jet ,the F-35A Lightning II. The Michigan native got his chance to generate combat sorties with the F-35A at the Red Flag exercise.

Feb. 22, 2017

Air Force Delivers Army Helicopters to Europe

Air Force Air Mobility Command C-5 Galaxy transports delivered AH-64 Apache helicopters to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and are expected to deliver UH-60 Black Hawks to Latvia at the end the month as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Feb. 21, 2017

Face of Defense: Reserve Marine Pursues Education in Fitness

Fitness has become a way of life for Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Scott Kesler, a 22-year old Marine Corps reservist who grew up in the small town of Conneaut Lake in northwestern Pennsylvania. As a rifleman with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 25th Marines, in Buffalo, New York, that high level of fitness is a requirement.

Feb. 17, 2017

Nearly 5,000 Iraqi Security Forces Complete Coalition Training

Iraqi security forces have nearly 5,000 more personnel to assist as hold forces in eastern Mosul -- and eventually will fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in western Mosul -- following recent graduation ceremonies at Taji, Besmaya, Erbil and Al Asad Air Base.

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