Sept. 1, 2017
Security Forces Defend Airmen, Nuclear Assets
MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. —
Air Force security forces are responsible for protecting 150 of the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missiles in facilities posted across north central Montana.
Face of Defense: Fourth-Generation Paratrooper Continues Family's Legacy
FORT BENNING, Ga. —
Meghan Copenhaver, an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet, is the Army's first fourth-generation paratrooper. Copenhaver's parents and her maternal grandfather and maternal great-grandfather all graduated from the Airborne School. She is starting her junior year as an ROTC cadet at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.
Aug. 30, 2017
Soldiers From Across Pacific Participate in Best Medic Competition
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. —
Sixteen of the Army’s top medics from across the Pacific region gathered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Aug. 21-25 for Regional Health Command Pacific’s Best Medic competition.
Bobsledder Drives for Perfection as Winter Olympics Approach
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. —
Army Sgt. Nick Cunningham, who is both a driver on the U.S. Men's Bobsled National Team and a soldier with the New York Army National Guard, is training now at Lake Placid, N.Y., and hoping to represent the United States in the XXIII Olympic Winter Games this February in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Aug. 29, 2017
Last Marine Unit on Horseback Celebrates 50th Anniversary
BARSTOW, Calif. —
The United States Marine Corps’ last remaining mounted color guard celebrates their 50th year in service this year -- attending rodeos, parades and other events across the country, but it’s the day-to-day life that keeps these horse-borne Marines grounded.
Trident Warrior 2017 Paves the Way for Future At-Sea Experimentation
SAN DIEGO —
In its 15th year of execution, the Trident Warrior exercise explored innovative solutions through fleet experimentation during various evolutions off the coast of Southern California from June to August 2017.
Face of Defense: Dental Hygienist Continues to Serve Others
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. —
Having previously served his country as an enlisted dental hygienist in the Army and Air Force, Patrick Miller retains his positive attitude and a smile on his face as he continues his career as a civilian dental hygienist at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Miller is the chief of preventive dentistry for the 628th Medical Group at Deily Dental Clinic.
Aug. 28, 2017
Face of Defense: Son of Fallen Guardsman Enlists on Parents' Anniversary
RICHMOND, Va. —
In front of friends and family, Pvt. Paul David Kelly, 19, raised his right hand and enlisted into the Virginia Army National Guard, twenty years after his parents married and 10 years after losing his father in Iraq. Both of his parents served in the military and following in their footsteps was always one of his goals, Kelly said.
Aug. 25, 2017
Military Researchers Collaborate With University on Opioid Crisis
BETHESDA, Md. —
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and West Virginia University have established an official collaboration to pool their resources to fight opioid use and the associated overdose deaths.
Aug. 23, 2017
Army Seeks Gamers’ Input to Help Shape Future Force
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. —
The Army is seeking soldiers to provide feedback about weapons, vehicles, tactics and team organization through online gameplay in order to contribute to the development of the future force.