Jan. 3, 2018
‘First Navy Jack’ Flies in Hawaii to Honor 17 Sailors Lost in Collisions
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii —
The First Navy Jack is a flag consisting of a rattlesnake superimposed across 13 horizontal alternating red and white stripes with the motto, “Don't Tread On Me.” Commodore Esek Hopkins first employed it in 1775 as he readied the Continental Navy in the Delaware River during the Revolutionary War.
Face of Defense: Airman Returns From Hurricane Relief With Furry Friend
STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. —
When Air Force Staff Sgt. John Cox deployed to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, he assumed he would be helping Puerto Ricans recover from Hurricane Maria. But he also brought home a four-legged addition to his family: an abandoned dog he found during a security check.
Jan. 2, 2018
Aircrew Flight Equipment Team Provides Essential Safety for Flyers
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —
An aircrew flight equipment journeyman with the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Operations Support Squadron in Kentucky, knows what is at stake if a parachute doesn’t work -- the life of a fellow airman.
Deployed Airman Provides Critical Care Anywhere
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan —
When injured airmen need to be transported, medical care can’t stop midflight. The 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron’s airmen make sure that doesn’t happen.
Face of Defense: Airman's Buddy Care Effort Saves Accident Victim's Hand
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. —
On Halloween, screams and howls are a common occurrence that comes with the holiday. But the screams one airman heard on Halloween were real and spurred him into heroic action. His quick response and proper first aid helped save the hand of a severely injured accident victim.
Socom's HEROs Combat Human Trafficking to Save Children Around the Globe
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and the Defense Department has teams who work year-round to combat these crimes worldwide.
Jan. 1, 2018
Defeat-ISIS Coalition Reflects on 2017, Looks Forward to 2018
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
The campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria achieved its most significant progress in 2017, and the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve looks forward to further success in 2018, coalition officials said.