May 30, 2018
Face of Defense: Former Recording Artist Pursues Career as Military Doctor
BETHESDA, Md. —
Former contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Paden Smith once sought to heal others with his music and lyrics. Now he's on his way to medical school. Smith, who has served as a Navy linguist, will begin studies this summer at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
May 22, 2018
Face of Defense: Army NCO Faces, Overcomes Adversity
ARLINGTON, Va. —
After dealing with a back injury and several autoimmune diseases, Army Master Sgt. Aaron De Los Santos says his body paid a price. The Texas native found support at the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Hood, Texas and has developed a love for adaptive sports.
May 16, 2018
EOD Airmen Tackle Warfighter Challenge
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. —
A two-week, situation-based training exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, tests teams of explosive ordnance disposal specialists during EOD Warfighter Challenge.
Face of Defense: Air Guardsman Earns Air Force Academy Appointment
CAMP MURRAY, Wash. —
Air Force Airman 1st Class Jasmine Griffith, a client systems technician in the Washington Air National Guard’s 194th Communications Flight, has been selected to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
May 10, 2018
Face of Defense: Soldier Overcomes Obstacles to Achieve Success
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii —
From humble beginnings, Army Command Sgt. Maj. Jacinto Garza has sought opportunities to improve himself and striven to be a good leader and mentor for his soldiers during his 22-year military career.
May 9, 2018
Face of Defense: Airmen Make Service a Family Affair
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. —
Two Air Force Academy graduates make service to the 21st Space Wing a family business. Air Force 1st Lt. Emily Lagarile and Capt. Scott Lagarile are stationed at Cavalier Air Force Station, North Dakota. “Living here is definitely different from our previous assignment in Florida,” Emily said.
May 8, 2018
Face of Defense: Guardsman Takes Army Values to Heart
ARLINGTON, Va. —
Army Sgt. Stephen Caldwell with the South Carolina Army National Guard’s Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment, takes the Army values to heart on duty and in his civilian job. “We’re supporting the mission on the ground and making that difference," he said.
May 7, 2018
Face of Defense: Airman Revives Base’s Designated Driver Program
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. —
Shortly after she arrived at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Airman 1st Class Nala Cormier took the initiative to reinstitute the base's designated driver's program. She said the loss of her young nephew fueled her passion for preventing similar tragedies.
May 4, 2018
Navy Engineers in Malaysia Build Friendships During Pacific Partnership 18
TAWAU, Malaysia —
Navy engineers, also known as Seabees, from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 and Amphibious Construction Battalion 1, recently completed three civil engineering projects in Tawau, Malaysia, as a part of exercise Pacific Partnership 2018.
Face of Defense: Soldier Looks Toward Reunion With Canine Friend From Iraq
IRBIL, Iraq —
An Army combat photographer from Tampa, Florida, with the 982nd Combat Camera Company, was stationed at the Kurdistan Training Coordination Center, Iraq, when she fell in love with a small stray dog. After a 16-month separation from the dog, this soldier will soon be reunited after help from others via social media.