March 24, 2017
Face of Defense: Army Reservist Doubles as Volunteer Firefighter
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. —
Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Bill Coan, 58, who’s also a volunteer fireman working with the Hurffville Fire Company at Station 10-3 in New Jersey, has been recognized for his work as a firefighter multiple times. Coan said being a firefighter brings its own rewards. “Over the years, I’ve delivered babies and that’s great, but when you actually save a life, that’s special.”
March 23, 2017
Army Researcher: Sleep, Readiness Go Hand in Hand
Many soldiers already know they should be getting at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night, but more than half of them probably get six or less, and that can have an adverse effect on their performance and health, said Army Col. (Dr.) Vincent Mysliwiec, a sleep researcher.
Army Looks to $200M in Bonuses to Attract More Recruits
In an effort to achieve Army Recruiting Command's "largest within-year mission increase ever," the Army is offering $200 million in enlistment incentive bonuses for future soldiers heading to specialties that especially need to be filled, said Army Brig. Gen. Donna W. Martin, USAREC’s deputy commander. The bonuses took effect Jan. 26, and the total amount offered is the largest in five years.
Cope Tiger Participants Join Together for Community Event
KORAT ROYAL THAI AIR FORCE BASE, Thailand —
U.S., Thai and Singaporean service members participating in this year’s Cope Tiger exercise in Thailand joined together during a civic assistance program to give back to the local community.
Stratcom: Integrating Space With Other Warfare Domains is Key to Deterrence
Deterring and waging war successfully depends on integrating all domains of warfare, including the space domain, Navy Vice Adm. Charles A. Richard, the deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said in Washington, D.C.
Face of Defense: Family Ties Bring Generations, Services Together
MCLAUGHLIN AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, W.Va. —
Air Force Master Sgt. David Whanger, a member of the Air National Guard, was selected to attend the prestigious U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy. Whanger said his attendance at the academy was one of the best experiences of his military career. Its learning process, he added, is “leadership that helps you recognize more of yourself at the same time.”
March 22, 2017
Celebrating the First Enlisted Women
The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services and the Veteran Affairs Center for Women Veterans co-hosted an event at the Women in Military Service for American Memorial, celebrating the historic enlistment of Loretta P. Walsh, March 21, 1917, exactly 100 years ago.
Additional A-29s Arrive in Kabul in Time for Fighting Season
KABUL, Afghanistan —
Four A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft arrived for duty at Kabul Air Wing, Afghanistan, where they'll be used by the Afghan air force for close-air attack, air interdiction, escort and armed reconnaissance.
U.S., Australian Airmen Participate in ‘Diamond Shield’ Exercise
NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia —
American and Australian airmen are teaming up during Exercise Diamond Shield 2017 held March 13-31 in New South Wales, Australia.
Face of Defense: Air Force Captain Fights to Keep Fit
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. —
Air Force Capt. Eduardo Torrez, an emergency room staff nurse and former competitive fighter, employs boxing as a way to stay fit. The former Army sergeant has had more than 50 amateur fights, winning more than 90 percent of them. Torrez said boxing is one of the best ways to get in shape physically but it also requires mental strength.