Jan. 23, 2018
U.S. Service Members Train With Djiboutian Military Partners
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti —
Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s communications directorate trained with Djiboutian service members during a military-to-military exchange of best practices at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
Jan. 19, 2018
New York National Guard Soldiers to Compete at 2018 Winter Olympics
LATHAM, N.Y. —
Four New York National Guard soldiers who are part of the Army’s World Class Athlete Program will compete at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Maintenance Airmen Pull Duty in Frigid Antarctica
PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. —
With 24 hours of daily sunlight in their favor, a team of seismic technicians traveled to Antarctica at the southernmost point on Earth to conduct annual maintenance of the equipment they use to monitor global nuclear treaties.
Face of Defense: Bodybuilding Helps Airman to Maintain Focus
F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. —
Air Force Senior Airman Niketa Wilson, 90th Force Support Squadron fitness specialist at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, is a full-time airman, mother and student who is working hard to achieve her dream of becoming a competitive bodybuilder.
Jan. 18, 2018
Airmen Operate ‘Flying Ambulances’ for Evacuation Missions
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar —
The 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron is one of only two aeromedical evacuation squadrons in the U.S. Central Command area of operations available to remove wounded warriors from the battlefield and ensure they get the medical care they need.
USS Anchorage Participates in NASA’s Orion Mission Test
SAN DIEGO —
The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage departed from Naval Base San Diego to conduct an underway recovery test in conjunction with NASA off the Southern California coast.
Face of Defense: Marine Rescues 4 People From Rip Current in Okinawa
CAMP SCHWAB, OKINAWA, Japan —
Marine Corps 1st Lt. Aaron Cranford, a supply officer with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for saving four divers, including a local Okinawan, who were caught in a rip current during a recreational dive at Onna Point, Okinawa, Japan, in April 2017.
Jan. 17, 2018
Maintenance Airmen Build Bombs, Prepare to Deploy
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. —
Maintenance airmen participated in a combat munitions training at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, to train in building a joint direct attack munition and improving their readiness to perform in a deployed environment.
Airmen Brave Mother Nature to Accomplish Maintenance Missions
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. —
Aircraft mechanics assigned to the 108th Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, are no strangers to working outdoors in finger-numbing cold or sweltering heat.
Jan. 16, 2018
Army Engineers Generate Electric Power in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —
Maintenance operations conducted as part of the Army Corps of Engineers temporary emergency power mission in Puerto Rico are keeping nearly 1,000 federal emergency power generators running at critical public facilities across the island.