April 24, 2017
Face of Defense: Lebanese-American Airman Gives Back
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
Air Force Staff Sgt. Fadi Chreim, who grew up in Lebanon, joined the Air Force to give back to his adopted country. He is now deployed from Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, where he is responsible for the logistics of moving people around base.
April 20, 2017
Medal of Honor Recipient Recalls Challenges of Returning to Civilian Life
Retired Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts, who earned the Medal of Honor during service in Afghanistan, recalled his life's triumphs as well as the challenges inherent in his journey to transition to civilian life.
‘BAT’ Trainer Modernizes Helicopter Simulator Flying
JOHNSTON, Iowa —
UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilots and crew members with the Iowa Army National Guard have been given an opportunity to train on a first-of-its-kind flight simulator at the Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Center in Johnson, Iowa.
Face of Defense: Airman Applies Lessons Inside, Outside Classroom
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska —
Air Force Staff Sgt. Megan Schreder wears two hats: she's an elementary school teacher as well as an Alaska Air National Guard member. When in uniform, she performs the duties of a services craftsman for the 168th Force Support Squadron. When Schreder is out of her camouflage, she dons the uniform of a fifth-grade teacher.
April 19, 2017
Face of Defense: Alaska-Based Airman Fights for Fitness
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska —
Air Force Staff Sgt. Jean-Paul Williams employs exercise to improve his physique and to set a physical fitness example to younger airmen. Williams has participated in nine fitness competitions, qualifying for nationals eight times. Most recently he competed in the Washington Iron Man competition.
Resolute Castle 2017 Exercise Opens in Romania
CINCU TRAINING AREA, Romania —
Military engineers' work was highlighted at the Cincu Training Area in Romania, as the third iteration of the Resolute Castle training exercise opened with a ceremony dedicated to the combined efforts of U.S. and Romanian engineers.
April 18, 2017
Multinational Troops Wrap Up Eagle Resolve 2017 in Kuwait
U.S. and Gulf Cooperation Council forces stormed Kuwait's Shuwaikh Port in a demonstration of interoperability in the final event of exercise Eagle Resolve 2017.
Seminar Encourages First Line of Defense in Fight Against Corruption
KYIV, Ukraine —
Throughout the “Black Sea-Eurasia Region Countering Corruption Seminar” she was attending in Kyiv, Ukraine, April 11-12, a Justice Ministry lawyer from Armenia wrote notes, asked questions and researched in the evenings because she knew the seminar’s topic is “very important” to her country.
Face of Defense: Navy Lieutenant Wants to Contribute as Cyber Warrior
YOKOSUKA, Japan —
Navy Lt. Brendan Geoghegan was selected for a prestigious, but technically demanding, three-year internship that would culminate in him graduating as one of the Defense’s Department’s leading computer networking experts.The information system security manager for U.S. 7th Fleet is among only 20 Navy applicants selected annually for the program.
April 17, 2017
U.S., South Korean Forces Partner to Feed Troops
POHANG, South Korea —
U.S. and South Korean service members worked together to feed troops to support Operation Pacific Reach Exercise 17 in Pohang, South Korea.