Oct. 17, 2017
Air Force Squadron in Louisiana Serves as 'Sentinels of the Gulf'
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. —
The 26th Operational Weather Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana operates day and night to track the weather and watch for possible weather threats in the Southeast, a region that includes 13 states and 151 military installations.
Face of Defense: Airman Earns Senior-Rated Parachutist Badge
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. —
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joe Ostrum, 820th Combat Operations Squadron personal parachute program manager, completed the final requirement to obtain a senior rating by fulfilling jumpmaster duties during a static-line jump. Ostrum earned the coveted senior-rated parachutist badge, joining the ranks of the Air Force's most experienced jumpmasters.
Oct. 16, 2017
California Guardsmen Help Manage Evacuation Center
PETALUMA, Calif. —
Deborah L. Dalton, executive director of the Cavanagh Recreation Center in Petaluma, Calif., said she's grateful for the California Army National Guard's assistance in assisting the center to care for victims of massive wildfires that have scorched the state.
Airmen Deliver Food, Water to Inland Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —
About two dozen Puerto Rico Air National Guard airmen used what was the first or second day off most of them have had since Hurricane Maria hit the island some three weeks ago to team up with other volunteers to deliver food and water to as many as 1,000 people in the island's mountainous interior.
Face of Defense: Soldier's Short Career is Long on Experiences
FORT BELVOIR, Va. —
Army Lt. Col. Beire Castro, a former armor officer and the product manager for Force Protection Systems within the Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors, has gained invaluable experience during his nine years in the acquisitions program management career field.
Oct. 13, 2017
Face of Defense: Airman Shows Resilience in Cancer Battle
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. —
Air Force Staff Sgt. Teresa Monteon persevered during grueling treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma with her friends and Air Force family supporting her through the treatment. Now she's in remission and says even though there is going to be adversity in life, what matters is thinking positively and getting yourself back up.
Oct. 11, 2017
Fort Greely Stands Firm in Face of North Korean Threat
FORT GREELY, Alaska —
A small, remote Alaskan post bordered by mountains and moose herds, Fort Greely is America's major line of defense against long-range enemy rockets.
Face of Defense: Marine Martial Arts Instructor Instills Corps’ Ethos
CHATAN, Okinawa, Japan —
“I’m never going to hold anything back. If they want to learn something they are going to earn it. I want to get them to where I am at. I don’t mind if they surpass me," said Marine Corps Cpl. Jody Scott, a sought-after martial arts program instructor assigned to Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific.
Oct. 10, 2017
Dutch C-130 Cargo Planes Help Supply Defeat-ISIS Fight
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
The Royal Netherlands Air Force completed its first C-130 Hercules supply mission from Southwest Asia in support of coalition forces operating throughout the U.S. Central Command area as part of the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
U.S., South Korean Weather Forecasters Partner to Provide Better Products
OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea —
Accurate weather forecasting is integral in assisting the flying units with weather information specific to each mission. American and South Korean air force weather observers work together at Osan Air Base, South Korea, to provide better forecasts to the base.