April 19, 2018
25th Infantry Division Soldiers Aid Relief Efforts on Hawaii Island Kauai
KAUAI, Hawaii —
Army aviators and other soldiers with the 25th Infantry Division assisted emergency response efforts here for the island’s residents and tourists in the aftermath of recent heavy rainstorms and mudslide-producing flooding.
April 12, 2018
Face of Defense: Special Forces Soldier Mentors At-Risk Youth
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. —
A Green Beret assigned to 1st Special Forces Group at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., volunteers as a mentor for at-risk youth from the local community. Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel White hopes to share some of the skills, lessons and values he’s developed in his time in the Army and in the Special Forces.
April 6, 2018
Face of Defense: Soldier Kicks It Up a Notch to Set Fitness Example
HOHENFELS, Germany —
An Army intelligence officer at Hohenfels, Germany, knows a thing or two about meeting the Army’s physical and mental challenges. She's a functional fitness center working group member at the newest gym here and she can be found leading the way and setting an example for anyone bright enough to follow.
April 5, 2018
Face of Defense: Handler Adopts Working Dog in Declining Health
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. —
With a grey-speckled snout and upright shoulders, Beci, a military working dog assigned to the 49th Security Forces Squadron, trots across the platform. Beci retired March 16 after nine years of faithful service to the Air Force. Dogs like Beci are an essential asset to the Air Force.
April 4, 2018
Face of Defense: Soldier Born in China Earns Army Ranger Tab
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii —
Army Cpl. Lie Wu, a 31-year-old wheeled vehicle mechanic originally from Xian, China, recently earned the coveted Ranger tab. Just 36 percent of Ranger School students pass the grueling course of instruction to obtain the tab. Wu said the hardest part for him was something that fueled his determination: the fear of disappointing others.
April 3, 2018
Women of Weather: Hurricane Hunters Make a Difference
KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. —
Air Force Maj. Ashley Lundry, an aerial reconnaissance weather officer, and Air Force Maj. Devon Meister, a pilot, are both members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, referred to as the Hurricane Hunters.
Face of Defense: Navy Audiologist Contributes to Pacific Partnership
YAP, Micronesia —
Navy Lt. Matt Thomas, an audiologist stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is using his skills to help others and to contribute to the Pacific Partnership 2018 mission in Micronesia. Pacific Partnership 2018 marks the 13th iteration of the Navy's humanitarian and civic assistance mission.
April 2, 2018
Face of Defense: Soldier Faces Life’s Challenges Head-On
ARLINGTON, Va. —
Army Spc. Angel Euson recently competed at the 2018 Army trials at Fort Bliss, Texas, where she won four gold medals in swimming, two in field and one in track and became one of 40 athletes selected to represent the Army at the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games.
March 30, 2018
Face of Defense: Air Force Opportunities Help Airman Pursue Music Dream
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. —
After joining the Illinois Air National Guard, Air Force Staff Sgt. Timothy Sentz thought his dream of pursuing a career in music was over. However, Sentz has not only competed in several Air Force singing competitions, but he has also toured the globe as a vocalist for Tops in Blue, a program for musically-gifted airmen.
March 29, 2018
Soldier-Geologist Maintains Helicopters in Iraq
TAJI MILITARY COMPLEX, Iraq —
Army Spc Kathleen Scanlon, an aircraft power plant repairer with the Rhode Island Army National Guard works with her fellow soldiers to troubleshoot and correct maintenance issues for the 449th Combat Aviation Brigade’s Black Hawks and CH-47 Chinooks flying in support of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve.