July 26, 2017
Navy Regions to Test Security Forces Readiness at Exercise Citadel Pacific
Navy personnel will conduct exercise Citadel Pacific on installations throughout the Asia-Pacific region to enhance the training, readiness and capabilities of Navy security forces.
July 25, 2017
Soldier-Scoutmaster Plans Military Support for 2017 Scout Jamboree
GLEN JEAN, W.Va. —
A soldier described by his peers as an "easy-to-work-with, West Virginia kind of guy" is managing joint interagency operations for the 2017 National Scout Jamboree.
July 24, 2017
Face of Defense: Father, Son Deploy to Slovenia
GREAT FALLS, Mont. —
During their first deployment together as part of the Montana Air National Guard, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Brian Furr said he tries to treat his son, Airman 1st Class Austin Furr, like any other airman. Austin said he was well prepared for their deployment to Slovenia, thanks to his father's experience and guidance.
July 20, 2017
Guard Firefighters Train for Urban Search, Rescue Missions
VOLK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Wis. —
Air and Army National Guard firefighters from across the country came to train at Wisconsin's Regional Emergency All-Climate Training Center -- known as the REACT Center -- during the Patriot North 17 exercise. The REACT Center specializes in providing the training required for a safe and successful response to natural and manmade disasters for both military and civilian responders.
F-22 Raptors Join Full-Spectrum Red Flag Readiness Exercise
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —
F-22 Raptor fighter jets from Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida have joined combat air forces from across the nation for the U.S. military-specific, joint, full-spectrum readiness exercise Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.
Face of Defense: Air Guardsman Gives Sister Gift of Life
BELLE CHASSE, La. —
Air Force Staff Sgt. Franciscoadan Orellana went through months of testing to donate one of his kidneys to save his sister’s life. The Louisiana Air National Guard member said his military training and mindset is what allowed him to act swiftly and expedite the screening process.
July 18, 2017
Pacific Angel Exercise in Fiji Focuses on Exchanges of Expertise
LAUTOKA, Fiji —
U.S. and Fijian service members are helping local communities in Fiji through Pacific Angel 17-3, an exercise that fosters the exchange of expertise in civic, engineering and medical areas.
Face of Defense: Crew Chief Follows in Family's Footsteps
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska —
Airman 1st Class Trevor Galindo, an aircraft mechanic, has followed in his family's military footsteps as a member of Alaska's Air National Guard. Looking up to his father, a retired HC-130 Hercules crew chief, and later watching his older brother, Airman 1st Class Dalton Galindo, enlist as a loadmaster, Galindo had a good idea of what he would be getting into.
July 14, 2017
Researcher, Airmen Test New Counter-UAS Program at Bagram
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan —
As the use of unmanned aircraft systems rises across the world, researchers from around the Defense Department are testing new ways to counter the new threats they could present.
Face of Defense: Soldier Finds Path to Law Enforcement Career
CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. —
As a boy, Army Sgt. Joseph Selchick would dress up for Halloween as either a soldier or a police officer and pretend to save his neighbors from danger. Today, Selchick works in law enforcement as a New York Army National Guard military policeman and as a civilian deputy sheriff.