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Angels in White
Thu, 02 Apr 2020
The "Angels in White" music video written and performed by Matthew Fitzgibbons celebrates nurses and all that they do for us. They are often too under-appreciated. Whether male or female, they are a special breed, worthy of our praise.
B-52 Stratofortress Takes Off At Nellis AFB
Thu, 02 Apr 2020
A B-52 Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana takes off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada at the start of Red Flag 20-2.
Path Of A Legend
Thu, 02 Apr 2020
The commendations bestowed on Air Force Staff Sgt. TeDera Graves II by his superiors are lofty, but not at all unjustified. After all, not many Airmen can claim to have changed the way a mission is accomplished by the entire U.S. military, worldwide in one instance and in a region of the world in another, but he can.
Joint Close Air Support - CN20
Thu, 02 Apr 2020
U.S. and Japan Air Self-Defense Force Airmen conduct close air support training at the Farallon de Medinilla range, Northern Mariana Islands, during Exercise Cope North 20.
Start Navy Journey From Home
Wed, 01 Apr 2020
It's common to have questions about everything from qualifications and life in the Navy, to benefits and career options. You can even do so ... virtually, electronically or on line ... from home. A recruiter will answer all your questions and explain career and education opportunities.
Father Pins Son To New Rank
Wed, 01 Apr 2020
This was a big day for both father and son, because it was the day that Denman would go from the rank of Private First Class to the rank of Specialist. And, unbeknownst to Denman, his father was about to pin the rank on his hat and place the rank on his chest.
USNS Comfort Arrives In NYC
Wed, 01 Apr 2020
The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort arrives in New York City to support the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts. It will be used for non-coronavirus patients, freeing up much-needed space at the city’s overtaxed hospitals.
Soldiers’ COVID-19 Temperature Screening
Tue, 31 Mar 2020
Approximately, 400 U.S. Army Basic Combat Training graduates were held over at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, for two weeks after graduation due to the COVID-19 virus. Each Soldier’s temperature was taken and recorded before boarding buses for Fort Lee, Virginia, for Advanced Individual Training.
Missile Defense Efforts A Top Priority
Tue, 31 Mar 2020
Defending the homeland and deployed forces, allies and partners from missile threats of any type is the military's top priority ... particularly in the space-based sensor-tracking of advanced cruise missiles and hypersonic threats.
Paratroopers Conduct Squad Live-Fire - ESEII
Tue, 31 Mar 2020
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct a squad live-fire exercise as part of Exercise Serrated Edge II (ESEII) at the training range in Slunj, Croatia.
M240B Machine Gun Live-Fire Aboard USS America
Mon, 30 Mar 2020
A Marine with Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fires an M240B medium machine gun aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) at a floating inflatable target to rehearse defending the ship from enemy surface threats.
Marine Corps Military Working Dogs
Mon, 30 Mar 2020
While Marines continue to fight with the courage and ferocity that earned them the "Devil Dogs" nickname, one group of Marines rises above the rest in truly living up to this moniker. These are the Marine Corps military working dogs.
Marines Conduct Squad Patrols - ITX 1-20
Mon, 30 Mar 2020
U.S. Marines with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division conduct squad patrols on range 220 during the Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 1-20 aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
White House COVID-19 Video Conference With Governors
Sun, 29 Mar 2020
President Donald J. Trump joined by Vice President Mike Pence, participates in a governors’ video teleconference on partnership to prepare, mitigate and respond to COVID-19 in the White House Situation Room.
New Dungeness Light Guides Northwest Mariners
Sun, 29 Mar 2020
The New Dungeness Lighthouse has guided mariners around the longest natural sand spit in the United States since 1857. The 63-foot-tall lighthouse shines a flashing white light that can be seen for 18 nautical miles.
Covid-19 Test and Pre-Screen For Veterans
Sun, 29 Mar 2020
Scenes of a drive-through COVID-19 test collection and pre-screening of military veterans at the parking lot of the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Marines and Sailors COVID-19 Pre-Screen
Sat, 28 Mar 2020
U.S. Navy Sailors with 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, pre-screen Marines and Sailors for the COVID-19 disease after returning from exercise overseas on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina.
Sailors Utilize Every Inch Of Space Aboard Key West
Sat, 28 Mar 2020
During a course of a two day loadout, thousands of pounds of food and supplies will make its way aboard the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Key West (SSN 722) in preparation of its next mission with no nook or cranny left opened.
Air Force Rescue Squadron Conducts CSAR
Sat, 28 Mar 2020
The 33rd Rescue Squadron conducts a combat search and rescue training mission aboard an HH-60G Pave Hawk out of Kadena Air Base, Japan.
Cutter Edgar Culbertson Arrives In Galveston
Fri, 27 Mar 2020
The Coast Guard Cutter Edgar Culbertson sails into port in Galveston, Texas. It is the Coast Guard's 37th fast response cutter that is designed to perform search and rescue missions, port security, and the interception of smugglers.
Expanding The Mission To Astronaut Recovery Efforts
Fri, 27 Mar 2020
Air Force Detachment 3, of the 45th Operations Group, is responsible for coordinating astronaut rescue and recovery support for our nation’s human space flight programs. This unique mission requires careful planning and coordination between NASA, the Department of Defense and other supporting agencies.
America Expeditionary Strike Group - Naval Base Guam
Fri, 27 Mar 2020
An aerial view of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), San Antonio-class dock landing ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) ... all part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, operating from Naval Base Guam with USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) and USS Frank Cable (AS 40).
COVID-19 Test At Columbus AFB
Thu, 26 Mar 2020
Master Sgt. Latoria Mathis, 14th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron superintendent, administers a COVID-19 test to a patient on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.
Navy Legend Legacy Continues In Army
Thu, 26 Mar 2020
Every time he straps on the leather band of his watch in the morning, Phillip Brashear remembers his father, whose life story was depicted in the Hollywood movie “Men of Honor” which starred Cuba Gooding Jr. and Robert De Niro.
MLRS Load and Live-Fire At Grafenwoehr
Thu, 26 Mar 2020
U.S. Soldiers, assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 41stField Artillery Brigade, load M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) rocket pod containers for a live-fire exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area at Grafenwoehr, Germany.
USNS Mercy Deploys For COVID-19 Response Efforts
Wed, 25 Mar 2020
Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy navigates the San Diego channel. Mercy deployed in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts, and will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals.
Sounds Of The Hell Hounds At MTX 2-20
Wed, 25 Mar 2020
3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment had been at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, California for almost a month. They grew used to the thick, bright snow, bone-chilling wind, and constant need to change socks. One constant they could not become complacent with was the radio static.
WTI 1-20 - MV-22B Tail Gunnery Certification
Wed, 25 Mar 2020
U.S. Marines with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One conduct an MV-22B Osprey aircraft tail gunnery certification during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 1-20 in Shade Tree Range, California.
M4 Carbine Training Under COVID-19 Prevention
Tue, 24 Mar 2020
A U.S. Army Paratrooper assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, takes aim with a M4 carbine using an Engagement Skills Trainer under COVID-19 prevention condition at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy.
Air Ops In Arctic Conditions - Cold Response 20
Tue, 24 Mar 2020
U.S. Tactical Air Control Party Airmen assigned to the 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron and British Royal Marines Commandos went toe-to-toe with Arctic temperatures as they parachuted from a C-130J Super Hercules.
USCG Station Humboldt Bay - Rough Water
Tue, 24 Mar 2020
A look at Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay's crews using rough water conditions in Humboldt Bay as an opportunity to train members to be ready to respond to mariners in distress along with comments by crew members about Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay's mission.
Marines Conduct Jungle Warfare Endurance Course
Mon, 23 Mar 2020
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, currently attached to 3rd Marine Division as part of the Unit Deployment Program undergo the challenging endurance course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Okinawa, Japan.
Cyber-Recruiter Experiences The Benefits Of Coming Home
Mon, 23 Mar 2020
After several years of seeing new parts of the world, Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class Brandy Clevenger began to feel the need to be close to home and family again. While negotiating for new transfer orders, she got the option to join Navy Recruiting Command to be a cyber-recruiter.
Cope North 20
Mon, 23 Mar 2020
Over 2,000 service members from the United States, Japan, and Australia work together in Guam to hone vital readiness skills during exercise Cope North 20.
COVID-19 Testing In New Orleans
Sun, 22 Mar 2020
Louisiana National Guard Soldiers and Airmen wearing protective gear collect nasal swabs from patients during a drive-through community based COVID-19 testing site located at Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mobility Aviators Inspire Youth
Sun, 22 Mar 2020
To work towards an interest in aviation careers, commercial, private and military aviation professionals teamed up to host the third annual Aerospace and Aviation Day at Orlando Sanford International Airport, Florida. This event helped educate, recruit and inspire more than 6,000 elementary through college level students.
USS Germantown Launches Rolling Airframe Missile and Chaff
Sun, 22 Mar 2020
Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) launches a rolling airframe missile and then chaff during a training evolution.
Eagle's Rigging and Sail Stations
Sat, 21 Mar 2020
Coast Guard Academy officer candidates assigned to Coast Guard Cutter Eagle climb the ship's rigging on the first day and set sail stations the following day.
Junior Leaders Relish Opportunity To Shape Soldiers
Sat, 21 Mar 2020
The Quartermaster Field Training Exercise is a capstone event in which thousands of advanced individual training Soldiers annually rehearse the technical and tactical tasks required to be operationally ready when they arrive at their first duty stations. It is the job of mostly midgrade noncoms and junior-enlisted Soldiers to serve as evaluators and general support personnel.
Paratrooper's Jump View To Cronos Dropzone
Sat, 21 Mar 2020
A U.S. 82nd Airborne paratrooper's panoramic view of his jump to Cronos Dropzone in Tolemaida, Colombian during Dynamic Force Exercise.
Seven-Year Old Boy USAFA Cadet For A Day
Fri, 20 Mar 2020
United States Air Force Academy’s Cadet for a Day program, in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, hosts 7-year-old Kian Sierra-Hernandez and his family.
Familiarizing Military Working Dogs To Sound Of Rifle Fire
Fri, 20 Mar 2020
Marines regularly train their Military Working Dogs to become familiar to the sound of weapons firing to ensure they remain calm and attentive to their surroundings during any live-fire situation they may come across.
Marines Conducts Platoon Attacks With LAVs - ITX 1-20
Fri, 20 Mar 2020
U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division conduct platoon attacks with Light Armored Vehicles (LAVs) during the Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 1-20.
USS Harry S. Truman Transits Arabian Sea
Thu, 19 Mar 2020
The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Arabian Sea in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
Medical Improvements Saved Many Lives During World War II
Thu, 19 Mar 2020
Providing first aid to sailors and marines on the front line were Navy corpsmen. Medics did the same for soldiers. Army and Navy doctors and nurses were also forward stationed, as well as, at U.S. installations worldwide ... Battlefield medicine improved throughout the course of World War II.
Reflections of War - MOH Recipient Barney Barnum
Thu, 19 Mar 2020
Medal of Honor recipient Barney Barnum, a retired Marine Corps colonel who served two tours in Vietnam, reflects on war ... and encourages fellow Vietnam Veterans to reflect and showing pride in their service on National Vietnam War Veterans Day (March 29th) ... as he will do too.
Soldiers Fire M777A2 Howitzer
Wed, 18 Mar 2020
U.S. Army Spc. Eric Hayden fires an M777A2 howitzer, while Staff Sgt. Robert Hartner braces to handle the shock of firing at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.
Innovation Through Technology
Wed, 18 Mar 2020
Robotic process automation has the power to easily automate straightforward, repeatable processes traditionally executed by a human and ultimately to streamline processes, increase compliance and save time and resources along with better supporting top Army and DOD priorities ... lethality, readiness and modernization.
Coast Guard WWII Veteran Turns 100
Wed, 18 Mar 2020
Martin Nevins, a Coast Guard veteran, reflects on his dedicated 40 years of military service that included the Coast Guard during World War II. He then celebrates his 100th birthday with family and friends a day later on February 22, 2020.
South China Sea Tail Gunnery
Tue, 17 Mar 2020
A Marine with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires an M2 Browning .50 Caliber machine gun off of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter with VMM-265 after departing amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) in the South China Sea.
Navy's Newest Combat Simulator Trains Its First Ships
Tue, 17 Mar 2020
The Center for Surface Combat Systems launched its first training event inside the Navy’s newest combat simulator, the On Demand Trainer, that doubles down efforts to increase combat lethality across the waterfront.
F-16s Take Off At Kunsan AB
Tue, 17 Mar 2020
U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 8th Fighter Wing Wolf Pack taxi and take off during routine training at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea.
Boy and Girl Scouts With President Trump
Mon, 16 Mar 2020
President Donald J. Trump with Scouts during the presentation of the Scouts BSA’ Report to the Nation in the Oval Office of the White House.
A Life Well Lived
Mon, 16 Mar 2020
As the sun dances across the room, glaring off the origami hanging from the ceiling, retired U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Dennis Provencher looks upon his framed photo and world record certificate of recognition with pride while explaining to the service members how and why he earned it.
Navy Super Hornet Low Show
Mon, 16 Mar 2020
A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet low show flying and maneuvering through clouds from Strike Fighter Squadron 106's Naval Air Station Oceana TACDEMO (Tactical Demonstration) team.
Mars 2020 Rover Named "Perseverance" By 7th Grader
Sun, 15 Mar 2020
"Perseverance" is the official name of the Mars 2020 rover that will be launched in summer 2020. The name submitted by 13 year-old 7th grader Alex Mather was chosen through a nationwide naming contest.
Exercise Fireball Eagle
Sun, 15 Mar 2020
Today, the Marine Corps has Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Marines to guide close air support on target and act as a link between attacks from the air, land, and sea to mitigate risk of friendly fire between supporting elements.
U.S. Army and Allied Convoy - Combined Resolve XIII
Sun, 15 Mar 2020
Over 5,000 service members from the U.S. Army and over 15 allied nations conduct a convoy at the start of exercise Combined Resolve XIII at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.
USCG Zachary Edwards Awarded Silver Lifesaving Medal
Sat, 14 Mar 2020
Coast Guard Rear Adm. John Nadeau congratulates Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary Edwards for receiving the Silver Lifesaving Medal in recognition for saving a life that occurred on his wedding day.
Rockets Return to Europe
Sat, 14 Mar 2020
As the only U.S. rocket artillery brigade in the European theater, the Army's 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery, 41st Field Artillery Brigade prepares to deliver long range precision fires to defend NATO allies and deter aggression from near-peer adversaries.
WTI 1-20 - Marines Conduct Electronic Warfare Ops
Sat, 14 Mar 2020
U.S. Marines with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One conduct electronic warfare operations during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 1-20 at Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California.
B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Aerial Ops
Fri, 13 Mar 2020
A U.S. Air Force B-2A Spirit bomber conducts aerial operations in support of Bomber Task Force Europe 20-2 over the North Sea and lands afterwards at RAF Fairford, England.
Working Hard In The Heartland
Fri, 13 Mar 2020
It may seem farfetched to be looking for Sailors in the middle of the country, but even without a local connection to the ocean ... Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class John Arendt from Wisconsin found the idea of service is universal.
Why I Serve The Coast Guard
Fri, 13 Mar 2020
An inspiring look at why U.S. Coast Guard members serve, who are bound by the Coast Guard's Core Values and a common purpose of life, liberty, and justice ... as they have the watch ... for our beloved home of the brave and land of the free.
Sailors Conduct Small Arms Qualification
Thu, 12 Mar 2020
Sailors assigned to amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) conduct a small arms qualification shoot on the ship’s starboard aircraft elevator.
Special Tactics MOH Recipient Remembered With Annex Renaming
Thu, 12 Mar 2020
The Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Training Annex was renamed the Chapman Training Annex in honor of Special Tactics combat controller Master Sgt. John A. Chapman, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his selfless actions in Afghanistan during the Battle of Takur Ghar in support of Operation ANACONDA.
Night Take Offs At Nellis AFB - Red Flag 20-1
Thu, 12 Mar 2020
Various U.S. Air Force aircraft take off during Red Flag 20-1 at night from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The aircraft include: B-1B Lancers, E-3 Sentry AWACS, F/A-18F Super Hornet, EA-18G Growlers, F-16s, F-35A Lightning IIs and F-35B Lightning IIs.
M4 Carbine, M320 Grenade Launcher Qualification
Wed, 11 Mar 2020
U.S. Army soldiers conduct M4 carbine and M320 grenade launcher qualification training in support of NATO's enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland in Bemowo Piskie, Poland.
Exercise Alexander The Great 2020
Wed, 11 Mar 2020
U.S. Marines with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Hellenic and French Armed Forces participated in Exercise Alexander the Great 2020 in Volos, Greece. The exercise consisted of integrated battalion-level command-and-control, and company/platoon-level combined-arms training.
USS Toledo Surfaces At Ice Camp Seadragon
Wed, 11 Mar 2020
The Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Toledo (SSN-769) surfaces through the ice at Ice Camp Seadragon in the Arctic Ocean during Ice Exercise 2020 (ICEX 20).
Ocean To Beach Reconnaissance
Tue, 10 Mar 2020
Scout swimmers with Charlie Co., Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Japanese service members with the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade, Japan Self-Defense Force, move out of the ocean onto the beach to conduct reconnaissance during a simulated small boat raid.
Enduring Priorities Drive First Army
Tue, 10 Mar 2020
First Army Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Thomas S. James Jr. oversees a unit with a mission to prepare Reserve Component units and Soldiers for the rigors of sustained multi-domain combat. To accomplish this, there are five enduring priorities on which First Army focuses: Total Force Readiness through partnerships; Large Scale Ground Combat Operations; leadership development; taking care of First Army team members; and risk management.
Medics Treat Casualties During MEDEVAC Training
Tue, 10 Mar 2020
U.S. Army flight medics with Charlie Company, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade provide medical care on simulated casualties in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The casualties were then transported to a medical facility.
Unity Concert
Mon, 09 Mar 2020
Uplifting, entertaining scenes of talented artists performing and expressing words of faith at the Unity Concert by Unified Praise & Worship in Branson, Missouri during its Veterans Week in 2019.
Coast Guard Law Enforcement Retrospective
Mon, 09 Mar 2020
A law enforcement instructor gives the trigger word that is followed by the sound of bodies hitting the mat. Members of the Coast Guard Station Chincoteague are receiving instruction in the latest policy additions and tools given to law enforcement officers in the field.
Arlington National Cemetery - 2020 Snowfall
Mon, 09 Mar 2020
An inspiring winter look at Arlington National Cemetery being coated in white with falling snow, which doesn't deter the Army Old Guard Sentinel performing his dedicated walk at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
White House Coronavirus Task Force Press Briefing
Sun, 08 Mar 2020
Vice President Mike Pence holds a press conference with Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, and other medical experts in the White House Press Briefing Room.
Navy Reserve Final Frontier
Sun, 08 Mar 2020
The annual training in Colorado Springs supporting the space focused exercise was exciting, stressful and rewarding. It was also historic, as it was a final test of the newly organized SPACECOM capabilities before being officially commissioned.
Marines Conduct Advanced Motorized Ops - ITX 1-20
Sun, 08 Mar 2020
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion (CLB) 8, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group participate in the advanced motorized operations course as part of Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 1-20 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Active Shooter Training On Ferry
Sat, 07 Mar 2020
Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Enforcement Division, Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet and North Carolina Department of Transportation Ferry Division personnel conduct a maritime active shooter training exercise on a ferry to improve active shooter response protocols and interagency coordination.
Chance To Be Greater
Sat, 07 Mar 2020
Whether a person decides to be active duty in the military to protect this nation by putting on the uniform, or by working as a civilian to support the Air Force mission by contributing innovation and an outside perspective, each person in the Air Force has taken the opportunity to be part of something greater.
Unbreakable Navajo Code
Sat, 07 Mar 2020
On the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima ... Peter MacDonald Sr., one of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers, explains what made the "unbreakable" Navajo code so effective ... and how it helped save lives and secure victory in the Pacific.
The Righteous Brothers In Las Vegas
Fri, 06 Mar 2020
The must see very entertaining The Righteous Brothers show takes you back in time for a classic experience that remains ageless ... as was the case in Las Vegas, where they performed many of their hits including Unchained Melody, Soul and Inspiration, Rock and Roll Heaven, Time of My Life, and You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'.
Keepers Of The Crossroads
Fri, 06 Mar 2020
With increased security at entry points causing wait times up to several hours, Marines with Security Battalion are working to protect Marine Corps Bases, while remaining alert to the unique circumstances of the "The Crossroads of the Corps".
Aids To Navigation Team Milford Haven
Fri, 06 Mar 2020
A crew from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Milford Haven gets underway and conducts maintenance on a buoy in the Piankatank River.
'Jolly Green II' Follows Footprints of Rescue Giants
Thu, 05 Mar 2020
The Air Force’s newest combat rescue helicopter, HH-60W, is named “Jolly Green II” ... following the legendary tradition of the Vietnam-era HH-3E Jolly Green and HH-53 Super Jolly Green crews, who pioneered the combat search and rescue mission.
Soldier's Life Turning Journey
Thu, 05 Mar 2020
For Sgt. James Green, his path to the U.S. Army could be described as a rocky one ... Green describes his early life as "chaotic, and unstable" ... He felt military service would help him find structure in his life ... During his first deployment to Iraq, he gained additional clarity and focus through dealing with difficult circumstances.
Hush House At Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
Thu, 05 Mar 2020
The hush house at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) is an enclosed, noise-suppressed facility used for testing aircraft systems ... including propulsion, mechanics, electronics, pneumatics, and others.
Cobra Gold 20 Small Boat Operations
Wed, 04 Mar 2020
Sailors assigned to amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) conduct rigid-hull inflatable boat operations in support of Exercise Cobra Gold 20.
Keeping The Gulf Coast Open For Business
Wed, 04 Mar 2020
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cypress helps to keep mariners on course around the resource-rich and storm-prone waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The 225-foot seagoing buoy tender patrols a 900-mile area and maintains the Aids to Navigation (ATON) that guide mariners through some of the busiest waterways in the nation.
USS America Flight Ops - Cobra Gold 2020
Wed, 04 Mar 2020
Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) conducts flight operations with MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft, and MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters in support of Exercise Cobra Gold 2020.
Paratroopers Move Toward Objectives, Engage Targets
Tue, 03 Mar 2020
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, move toward objectives during a blank-fire exercise as part of Rock Klescman at Pocek Range in Slovenia.
Midshipmen Get Virtual Start To Navy Pilot Training
Tue, 03 Mar 2020
Midshipmen got a 360-degree view of flight training during Aviation Selection Night at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland ... marking a new era in technology for prospective flight students.
Army 2020 Junior Smallbore National Championship
Tue, 03 Mar 2020
The Army 2020 Junior Smallbore National Championship involves a side-by-side, three-position rifle competition that is comprised of shooting a total of 60 rounds in the standing, kneeling, and prone positions with a .22 caliber rifle within 105 minutes at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Hughes Brothers 2019 Christmas Show
Mon, 02 Mar 2020
The very entertaining Hughes Brothers Show in Branson, Missouri ... is all about family ... as captured in the scenes from their Christmas show during Branson's Veterans week in November.
High Rollers' First-Ever Pilot For A Day
Mon, 02 Mar 2020
William Hunter (13), who has the congenital disorder Kabuki Syndrome ... became the first 152nd Airlift Wing 'High Rollers' Pilot For A Day ... choosing 'Wizard' as his call sign shortly after being commissioned a Captain.
Marines Conduct Platoon Attacks On Range 410A - ITX 1-20
Mon, 02 Mar 2020
U.S. Marines with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division conduct a platoon-sized attack on range 410A during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 1-20 aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Battle Of Iwo Jima 75th Anniversary
Sun, 01 Mar 2020
The 75th anniversary ceremony of the Battle of Iwo Jima at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, VA ... honoring veterans of World War II including Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams.
WWII Iwo Jima Veterans Mark 75 Years Since Legendary Battle
Sun, 01 Mar 2020
Marines and Sailors who fought on Iwo Jima gathered to remember the World War II battle at the 75th and final commemoration sunset ceremony at the Pacific Views Event Center on Camp Pendleton.
USAF Security Forces Conduct Close Quarters Battle
Sun, 01 Mar 2020
U.S. Air Force 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron members at Nigerien Air Base 201 participate in close quarters battle training.
Krewe Of Zulu's Grand Marshall Aboard USCG Cutter
Sat, 29 Feb 2020
Rear Adm. John Nadeau, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, with Krewe of Zulu’s Grand Marshall aboard Coast Guard Cutter Barbara Mabrity in transit to Woldenberg Park, New Orleans for the start of Lundi Gras.
Is God Calling You To Serve As A U.S. Army Chaplain?
Sat, 29 Feb 2020
As my formal career as a chaplain winds down, I invite you to consider military ministry as an Army chaplain.
Sailors Conduct Helicopter Rope Suspension Technique
Sat, 29 Feb 2020
Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8 (EODMU 8), assigned to Navy Expeditionary Combat Force Europe-Africa/Task Force (CTF) 68, participate in Helicopter Rope Suspension Technique (HRST) cast master renewal training for explosive ordnance disposal technicians and initial training for support personnel.
F-15D Eagle Climbs To Flight Level
Fri, 28 Feb 2020
An F-15D Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron climbs towards flight altitude after take off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.
Angel's Gate Light Shows Way To Los Angeles
Fri, 28 Feb 2020
From the San Pedro Breakwater, the Los Angeles Harbor Light, also known as the Angel’s Gate Light, shines an emerald light that guides mariners into the second largest city in the United States.
Army Cavalry Scout Validation
Fri, 28 Feb 2020
The scout platoon of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conduct a scout validation exercise at the Novo Selo Training Area in Bulgaria. Scout validation ensures Army Cavalry Scouts' readiness and mission capabilities.
Navy Recruiters Swarm High School
Thu, 27 Feb 2020
U.S. Navy recruiters speak with students at Carl Sandburg High School during a Swarm. A Swarm event is a large-scale recruiting effort run by the nation’s top Navy recruiters to saturate a specified market with Navy outreach, information and recruiting assets.
War-Gaming 101
Thu, 27 Feb 2020
The U.S. Naval War College’s War Gaming Department, under the umbrella of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies, will conduct as many as eight major war games this fiscal year on behalf of the Navy and the U.S. Department of Defense.
WTI 1-20 - Marines Day/Night Offensive Air Support
Thu, 27 Feb 2020
U.S. Marines aboard UH-1Y Venom aircraft assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One and on the ground conduct an offensive air support exercise including at night during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 1-20 at Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California..
Paratroopers Engage The Targets
Wed, 26 Feb 2020
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, engage the targets during a blank-fire exercise as part of Rock Klescman at Pocek Range in Slovenia.
Battle of Hue City - Tet Offensive
Wed, 26 Feb 2020
One of the most infamous events of the Vietnam War was the Tet Offensive in 1968 ... The North Vietnamese Army strike was a turning point in the war. Lasting nearly a month, January 30 until February 28, the subsequent battles were marked by carnage and chaos, but also gallantry and courage. The United States successfully repelled the attacks without losing any strategically important ground ... with one exception ... Hue City.
Minuteman III Launches From Vandenberg AFB
Wed, 26 Feb 2020
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during a developmental test on February 5, 2020 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
Commemorating Abraham Lincoln's 211th Birthday
Tue, 25 Feb 2020
Service members assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington conduct a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate Abraham Lincoln's 211th birthday at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Forging The Future With Past Wisdom
Tue, 25 Feb 2020
U.S. Air Force veteran Jessica Johnson, 944th Fighter Wing historian, is the wing’s first full-time historian whose primary responsibility is to advise the commander and his staff on historical issues as they pertain to current decision making.
USS Gerald R. Ford Replenishment At Sea
Tue, 25 Feb 2020
A multi-view look as the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) performs a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) at an undisclosed location in the Atlantic Ocean.
Four-Star Country Boy
Mon, 24 Feb 2020
Scenes from the November 9, 2019 performance of the "Four-Star Country Boy" inspirational play depicting the life of one of the College of the Ozarks' alumni success stories ... former Assistant Commandant of the United States Marine Corps General Terrence R. Dake. The play, completely produced and performed by College of the Ozarks students, wonderfully shows the life of an Ozarks boy with humble roots.
DTRA Mentors Future Nuclear Enterprise Fellows
Mon, 24 Feb 2020
Cultivating the next generation of global nuclear security leaders trained and readied to assume the role of ensuring for a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent requires a concerted effort among a unique triad of partner-organizations comprised of academia, industry and government agencies.
We Attack 2020 Qualifying Rounds
Mon, 24 Feb 2020
U.S. Soldiers with 5th Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment (5-4 ADA) fight the qualifying rounds next to fighting ring being built up for the "WE ATTACK 2020" combatives tournament at Ansbach U.S. Army Garrison’s sport center.
Astronauts Share International Space Station Experiences
Sun, 23 Feb 2020
NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Anne McClain talk about their experiences onboard the International Space Station at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington.
Cadets, Midshipmen Compete For Greater Good
Sun, 23 Feb 2020
When the U.S. Military Academy’s close combat team faced off against the U.S. Naval Academy in Quantico, Virginia, each team was equipped with a few more tools than they typically carry into a competition. Drones flew through the air, unmanned ground vehicles roamed the streets and communication signals were jammed.
9/11 Pentagon Memorial At Arlington
Sun, 23 Feb 2020
On September 12, 2002, a funeral service was held at Arlington National Cemetery in the Memorial Amphitheater for the final remains of the 184 victims of the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon ... A five-sided granite group marker stands over the gravesite, bearing the names of all those who perished in the Pentagon and aboard American Airlines Flight 77.
Marine Recruits - Crucible Day Movement
Sat, 22 Feb 2020
Recruits with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, navigate through the day movement course during the Crucible at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.
First African-American Woman To Don Coast Guard Uniform
Sat, 22 Feb 2020
On February 17, 1945, just a few days after her 30th birthday, Olivia Hooker was sworn-in as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard SPARs ... becoming the first African-American woman to don a Coast Guard uniform.
Marines Conduct Fire and Maneuver With M240B
Sat, 22 Feb 2020
U.S. Marines with 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, conduct fire and maneuver training with the M240B machine gun at Camp Lejeune.
Cutter Polar Star In Deep Freeze 2020
Fri, 21 Feb 2020
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is moored next to the Maersk Peary in McMurdo, Antarctica. The crew of the icebreaker created a channel in the ice near McMurdo Station as a part of Operation Deep Freeze 2020.
Seabees Assist In World War II Archaeological Dig
Fri, 21 Feb 2020
Naval Air Station Sigonella Public Works Sailors were physically reminded of the sacrifices made on Sicily during World War II ... The Seabees helped supply extra labor to dig and sift through soil at the archaeological site and separate any artifacts that could be related to U.S. service member, who went missing in action during Operation Husky.
Fake Sports Merchandise Seizure - Op Team Player
Fri, 21 Feb 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations seized more than 176,000 counterfeit sports-related items, worth an estimated $123 million, through a collaborative enforcement operation.
Security Forces Airmen Conduct Close Quarters Battle
Thu, 20 Feb 2020
U.S. Air Force 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Response Force team members deployed to Nigerien Air Base 201 conduct building clearing procedures during a close quarters battle refresher course in Agadez, Niger.
Out With The New, In With The Old
Thu, 20 Feb 2020
The Marine Corps is revitalizing the Fleet Marine Force to renew the long-standing Navy-Marine Corps relationship. With this transition, the Marine Corps has replaced the term “expeditionary” with “Fleet Marine Force.” The returning of this terminology brings back the mindset of a joint effort throughout the Marine Corps and the Navy.
Coast Guard Rescues Woman From Cliff
Thu, 20 Feb 2020
A Coast Guard aircrew hoist an injured woman from a cliff side at Cape Falcon near Manzanita, Oregon.
Lt. Dan Band At Invincible Spirit Festival
Wed, 19 Feb 2020
Actor, musician, and patriot Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band perform a concert during the 21st annual Invincible Spirit Festival at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD). The Invincible Spirit Festival's mission is to celebrate the courage of wounded service members, their families and caregivers.
Decades Devoted Toward Honor Guard Service
Wed, 19 Feb 2020
Teenagers create unforgettable friendships and memories over a few short years in high school, as do some young adults who pursue a college education. Perhaps it is even rarer for people to work side-by-side for decades on end. Two such friends in the Hawaii Air National Guard found just that while serving in a prestige organization, which spanned the greater half of their careers, as members of the Hawaii Air National Guard Honor Guard.
Air Force SOF Medical Element Training - EW20-1
Wed, 19 Feb 2020
A C-145A Skytruck flies an Air Force Special Operations Forces Medical Element for training during Emerald Warrior 20-1 (EW20-1) at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan.
Texas Tenors - Christmas Delight
Tue, 18 Feb 2020
The Texas Tenors perform a heartfelt Christmas song with backup singers during their very entertaining musically diverse holiday season show in Branson, Missouri during its 2019 Veterans Week in November.
Soldier Demonstrates Courage On and Off Duty
Tue, 18 Feb 2020
Spc. Simone Young, a U.S. Army Reserve medic, could hear sirens in the distance, but she had no idea if they were coming toward her. As she worked on the young man's bullet wound, blood began to spurt all over Young’s hands and clothes.
Navy Small Boat Probe and Attack - CSSC 2020
Tue, 18 Feb 2020
U.S. Naval Security Forces assigned to Naval Weapons Station Yorktown and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story participate in a small boat probe, towing evolution, and attack drill as part of Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2020.
Washington's Birthday / Presidents Day
Mon, 17 Feb 2020
A Presidents Day tribute honoring George Washington's birthday (top) with President Lincoln at the bottom along with other Presidents wearing their respective military service's uniform.
West Point Middle School Students Learn Beyond Textbooks
Mon, 17 Feb 2020
Bernardo de Galvez was a Spanish military leader, a colonial governor of Spanish Louisiana, contemporary of George Washington and for the person whom Galveston, Texas is named.
ROTC Ranger Challenge 2019
Mon, 17 Feb 2020
Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Cadets from various schools compete in the ROTC Ranger Challenge held in October 2019 at U.S. Army Fort McCoy, Wisconsin with events including rope bridge, physical challenge, stress shot, medical lane, weapons lane, team obstacle course, call for fire, and zodiac movement.
USS Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group Transits Pacific
Sun, 16 Feb 2020
The USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike group transits the Pacific Ocean with the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in the lead ship (bottom left) closely followed on its starboard by the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) with the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) following behind CVN 71, and the amphibious dock landing ship USS German Town (LSD 42) behind LHA 6.
Fourth Generation Sailor Buries 2nd Family Member At Sea
Sun, 16 Feb 2020
On the morning of Veteran’s Day 2019, Sailors aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) donned their dress blue uniforms, and prepared to give a final Navy fare well to 30 shipmates and family members. For Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Robert Ashman, wearing his service dress blue uniform had an added significance on this particular day. Ashman's grandfather was among those, who were laid to rest during the first burial at sea ceremony aboard Ford. He also had the honor to do the same for his great grandfather in 2018.
Marines Provide Indirect Artillery Fire Support - EL2019
Sun, 16 Feb 2020
U.S. Marines with Alpha Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, provide indirect artillery fire support for maneuver elements during exercise Eager Lion 2019 at Wadi Shadiya, Jordan.
Vice President Pence Addresses and Meets Citadel Cadets
Sat, 15 Feb 2020
Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks to The Citadel cadets and then afterwards visits with cadets at McAlister Field House in Charleston, South Carolina.
From National Tragedy To National Pride
Sat, 15 Feb 2020
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s mission is to enable the Department of Defense, the United States Government and international partners to counter and deter weapons of mass destruction and improvised threat networks. The ongoing project at the former Semipalatinsk Test Site (STS) in Kazakhstan is an example of the critical nonproliferation work that DTRA accomplishes with allies and partners around the world.
Coast Guard K-9 Hoist Training
Sat, 15 Feb 2020
Petty Officer 1st Class James Grant of U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team West's K-9 Explosive Detection Team discusses and shows hoist training at Coast Guard Sector San Diego.
Sappers Breach and Clear Obstacles
Fri, 14 Feb 2020
U.S. Army Combat Engineer Paratroopers from across the 82nd Airborne Division train for the Best Sapper competition on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Different explosive charges are one of many tools Sappers use to breach and clear obstacles on the modern battlefield.
Marching In A Sea Of Green
Fri, 14 Feb 2020
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Benjamin McIntyre-Coble, Lt. Stephen Cresswell, Lt. j.g. Coty Hall, and Petty Officer Third Class Alejandro Vera participate in 18.6 mile Norwegian Foot March in Evansville, Indiana. Of the roughly 500 service members, who participated in the march, these four were the only Coast Guardsmen.
Airmen Conduct Mass-Casualty Response - EW20-1
Fri, 14 Feb 2020
U.S. Air Force medical Airmen from the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron conduct a mass-casualty response exercise at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan, during Emerald Warrior 20-1 (EW20-1).
Marine Conducts Eye-Gouge Drill
Thu, 13 Feb 2020
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Alondra Rodriguez-Flores, II Marine Expeditionary Force, conducts an eye-gouge drill during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program lesson during Maritime Prepositioning Force Exercise 20 on Marine Support Facility Blount Island, Florida.
Enduring Water Survival Advanced Training
Thu, 13 Feb 2020
Marines and sailors from across Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler endured a week-long Water Survival Advanced course ... learning to stay calm in the water and four different types of rescues, while wearing a full Marine Corps combat utility uniform.
Brendan Bialy Earns Title of U.S. Marine
Thu, 13 Feb 2020
Scenes of Pfc Brendon Bialy graduating recruit training ... earning the title United States Marine on September 20, 2019 along with comments from him ... Brendan came very close not being able to become a Marine on May 7, 2019.
Soyuz MS-13 Lands With Astronaut Christina Koch
Wed, 12 Feb 2020
Scenes of the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft landing in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan with Expedition 61 crew members Christina Koch of NASA, Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Luca Parmitano of European Space Agency.
From Military Child To Military Member
Wed, 12 Feb 2020
Now as an active duty service member, I often reflect on my younger years as a military child. I am inspired by the example my parents set for me when I was younger and still continue to set.
Navy Sculpture Team - 71st Sapporo Snow Festival
Wed, 12 Feb 2020
The Navy Snow Team, assigned to Naval Air Facility Misawa (Japan) and tenant commands, builds a snow sculpture during the 71st Annual Sapporo Snow Festival.
Scuba Divers Inspect Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star
Tue, 11 Feb 2020
Scuba divers from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army and the Royal Canadian Navy are serving aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star in order to effect emergency repairs, if needed to the 44-year-old heavy icebreaker, during an inspection scuba dive approximately seven miles north of McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
Army Committed To Developing Capable Civilian Workforce
Tue, 11 Feb 2020
Professional growth and career development are high on the priority list for Army civilians, with a host of training opportunities coordinated through the Army’s Career Programs and including the Civilian Education System, and the Enterprise Talent Management and Senior Enterprise Talent Management training programs.
Remembering WWII Battle Of The Bulge Fallen
Tue, 11 Feb 2020
A ceremony at Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg honored both veterans and the fallen Soldiers of World War II in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. The ceremony included a 21-gun salute and a flyover of four F-16 Fighting Falcons and an H145MN Luxembourg helicopter.
A Clay Cooper’s Country Express Christmas
Mon, 10 Feb 2020
While the Clay Cooper's Country Express show is a must experience whenever you visit Branson, Missouri ... it is especially so during the Branson's Veterans Week during November.
WWII Catastrophic Explosion of USS Serpens - Coast Guard’s Worst Loss Of Life
Mon, 10 Feb 2020
As we headed our personnel boat shoreward, the sound and concussion of the explosion suddenly reached us and, as we turned, we witnessed the awe-inspiring death drams unfold before us ... I felt and saw two flashes after which only the bow of the ship was visible.
WTI 1-20 - Marines Conduct Offensive Air Support
Mon, 10 Feb 2020
U.S. Marines aboard a UH-1Y Venom aircraft assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) conduct an offensive air support exercise during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 1-20 at Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California during September 2019.
F-16s Over Iraq
Sun, 09 Feb 2020
U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, conduct a flight mission over Iraq.
Increasing Underwater Visual Information Capability In Great Power Competition
Sun, 09 Feb 2020
With the disestablishment of Navy Combat Camera commands in 2018, there is a targeted effort within the Navy to reconstitute and task organize high-end operational documentation capability across warfare domains to provide better support to operational commanders at all levels.
CBP Apprehension and Seizure Big Bend Ops
Sun, 09 Feb 2020
United States Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) UH-1N Huey helicopter conducts a mission in the Big Bend Sector area of operation.
Naval Special Warfare Enemy Search
Sat, 08 Feb 2020
Members assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group 2 search for enemy combatants in a building during Exercise TRIDENT 20-2.
A World War II Tank Platoon
Sat, 08 Feb 2020
U.S. Army Captain William Cline, who served in World War II, was a lot of things ... husband, father, proud Clemson Tiger, war hero and ... thankfully for future generations of Clemson students and researchers ... a meticulous cataloger and avid photographer.
Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf Patrolling Pacific
Sat, 08 Feb 2020
A look at the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf with a dedicated crew patrolling the Eastern Pacific Ocean in November 2019.
M2 Machine Gun Live-Fire
Fri, 07 Feb 2020
A U.S. Army Paratrooper assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, engages the targets during a live-fire exercise with a M2 machine gun with fellow paratroopers ready to engage during Exercise Lipizzaner VI.
Testing Marine Corps New ACV's Integration With Naval Shipping
Fri, 07 Feb 2020
U.S. Marines with Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity, with the assistance from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25), tested the Marine Corps’ new Amphibious Combat Vehicle off the shore of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Air Force Lt. Col. Paul K. Voss and Capt. Ryan S. Phaneuf - Dignified Transfer
Fri, 07 Feb 2020
A U.S. Air Force carry team transfers the remains of Air Force Lt. Col. Paul K. Voss (46) and Air Force Capt. Ryan S. Phaneuf (30) during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. They were flying in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel when their Bombardier E-11A crashed in Ghazni province of Afghanistan.
Retired U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Paul Hudson's Repatriation Ceremony
Thu, 06 Feb 2020
Families, friends, Marines, First Responders and officials solemnly honor U.S. Marine, Lt. Col. Paul C. Hudson, retired, at his repatriation ceremony upon arrival of his remains at Dulles International Airport, in Washington, D.C.
A Dog's Life of Service
Thu, 06 Feb 2020
A new leash hangs by the door ready to go on long walks, toys spread out across the home left exactly where they were last played with ... and a family to provide a life’s worth of love. For the recently retired and adopted Topa, a military working dog specializing in patrol and explosives detection, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, this is home.
President Trump's State of the Union Address (Video)
Thu, 06 Feb 2020
Video of President Donald J. Trump's State of the Union address in the House Chamber in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
State of the Union Address
Wed, 05 Feb 2020
President Donald J. Trump delivers his State of the Union address in the House Chamber in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Long Road From French Super Yachts To Fast Response Cutters
Wed, 05 Feb 2020
For some people, joining any military branch is never really a choice. They've dreamt of putting on the uniform since before they can remember. For others, it may be just a way to get out of mom and dad's house ... For Petty Officer 3rd Class Morgan Harnay, his road to joining the Coast Guard is one of a kind.
America Expeditionary Strike Group - Philippine Sea
Wed, 05 Feb 2020
The America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations maneuver in formation in the Philippine Sea. The ships involved are the Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), and U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).
Fake Sports Merchandise Record-Breaking Seizure
Tue, 04 Feb 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized more than 176,000 counterfeit sports-related items, worth an estimated $123 million (MSRP), through a collaborative enforcement operation targeting international shipments of counterfeit merchandise into the United States in January 2020.
History of U.S. Navy Warrant Officer Rank
Tue, 04 Feb 2020
Modern warrant officer ranks trace their origins back to medieval England ... Presently, the Navy has 31 billet codes for warrant officers, with two in the process of being phased out. As technologies constantly change and manning requirements fluctuate, the warrant officer corps will continue to expand and contract in various fields.
Paratroopers Conduct Falcon Storm 2019
Tue, 04 Feb 2020
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, conduct Operation Falcon Storm 2019, a deployment readiness exercise involving a night airborne operation at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
The Bretts ... Faith, Country, Pride, Entertaining
Mon, 03 Feb 2020
The popular Bretts show is a must experience for all ages ... when in Banson, Missouri during November and December. The multi-talented Bretts provide non-stop wonderfully entertaining performances that will grab your heart on many emotional levels.
Navigating A Three War Veteran's History
Mon, 03 Feb 2020
William Busch was born in 1918. His life adventures included flying troops into Korea and Vietnam during U.S. conflicts, heading straight into typhoons in Japan on weather research missions, and giving the Germans hell in the skies over the Ruhr Valley from the navigator’s seat of a B-17 bomber during World War II.
Army Spc. Antonio I. Moore - Dignified Transfer
Mon, 03 Feb 2020
A U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Spc. Antonio I. Moore at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Moore (22) was involved in a vehicle rollover accident, while conducting route clearance operations as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Super Bowl Security Patrol In Biscayne Bay
Sun, 02 Feb 2020
A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew patrols Biscayne Bay in preparation for Super Bowl traffic in Miami, Florida.
Getting To Know The Dog Behind The Handler
Sun, 02 Feb 2020
Imagine putting your life into the paws of a Labrador retriever or German shepherd. Would you feel safe? For many Marines this becomes their reality when deployed to a combat zone. German shepherds and Labrador retrievers are specially trained for drug detection, suspect apprehension and explosive detection.
Marines Live-Fire SMAW At Camp Hansen
Sun, 02 Feb 2020
Marines with 12th Marine Regiment conduct live-fire training with the MK153 Shoulder-fired Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.
Fighting Falcon Blue Moon Take Off
Sat, 01 Feb 2020
A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 944th Fighter Wing takes off at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona with the moon in the clear blue sky.
The B-52 Stratofortress ... It's A Beast
Sat, 01 Feb 2020
The B-52 is a long-range bomber able to execute strategic attack, close-air support, air interdiction, offensive counter-air and maritime operations. It can occasionally be struck by lightning and continue its mission.
WWII Vet's Coast Guard Story and Ensign
Sat, 01 Feb 2020
World War II veteran Alex Obrizok (96) shares his U.S. Coast Guard service (1942-1946) proudly reflects on his experience aboard Coast Guard Cutter Tampa and his Coast Guard Ensign that has remained in his possession for over 73 years.
Super Hornet Flies By Mt. Fuji
Fri, 31 Jan 2020
A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Diamondbacks" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 based at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan conducts flight operations with Mt. Fuji in the background.
Bootleggers Beware ... Coast Guard Interdiction
Fri, 31 Jan 2020
On June 21, 2019, the Coast Guard and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection unveiled a remarkable feat ... the interdiction of more than 16 tons of cocaine, worth approximately $1 billion. The haul was described as “one of the largest drug seizures in United States history”. Less than 100 miles away and more than 100 years ago, a similarly historic interdiction had taken place.
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Fri, 31 Jan 2020
The National Museum of the United States Air Force presents the Air Force's history, heritage and traditions, as well as today's mission to fly, fight and win ... in Air, Space and Cyberspace to a global audience through engaging exhibits. It is the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world.
Air Assault With Blackhawks
Thu, 30 Jan 2020
U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters from 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regimen and CH-47 Chinook from 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, conduct air assault operations alongside Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division from Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.
History of U.S. Navy Officer Corps Rank
Thu, 30 Jan 2020
When the U.S. Navy’s predecessor, the Continental Navy, was established in 1775, the first set of Navy regulations stipulated the commissioned offices of captain and lieutenant. When the United States Navy was created by Congress in 1794, the legislation again provided for the ranks of captain and lieutenant...
Navy Swarm Los Angeles 2020 FitExpo
Thu, 30 Jan 2020
Visitors attending the U.S. Navy Swarm Los Angeles 2020 FitExpo at the Los Angeles Convention Center interact with recruiters including some testing themselves on chin-up bars.
Determined Mud Drenched Marine Recruits
Wed, 29 Jan 2020
Determined mud drenched U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, navigate through an obstacle course during the Crucible at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.
Chief of Staff Forecasts Army's Future
Wed, 29 Jan 2020
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. James McConville said the inflection point is transitioning from irregular warfare and counterinsurgency of the last 18 years to great-power competition. This transition aligns the Army with the National Defense Strategy that counters China and Russia’s influence and power.
Soldiers Conduct Snowy Live-Fire Exercise
Wed, 29 Jan 2020
U.S. Army soldiers of 2nd Battalion (Catamount), 87th Infantry Regiment, and 41st Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, join forces to practice operating in extreme snowy conditions during a platoon live-fire training exercise at Fort Drum.
The SIX Show - A Cappella Bravo
Tue, 28 Jan 2020
The talented brothers of the must see SIX show in Branson, Missouri, are unique entertainers ... performing a cappella with incredible beatbox vocals and harmonizing a variety of music styles.
Inside Protecting Camp Pendleton's Natural Resources
Tue, 28 Jan 2020
Across Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton’s 125,000 acres of land is a wide variety of wildlife. One of the top priorities for base officials is to help preserve the natural habitats and wildlife aboard Camp Pendleton.
Combat Readiness Evaluation 2019 - Camp Pendleton
Tue, 28 Jan 2020
U.S. Marines with 5th Regiment 1st Battalion, 2nd Battalion, and Regimental Headquarters conduct a regimental-sized Combat Readiness Evaluation to increase the combat proficiency and readiness of the regiment on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Super Bowl LIV Water Patrol
Mon, 27 Jan 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents train along the coast of Miami, Florida in their patrol boat prior to Super Bowl LIV.
Teaching Future Leaders - Airman Leadership School
Mon, 27 Jan 2020
Airman Leadership School is a transitional period for many young Airman working toward gaining a leadership role in the Air Force. Leadership is a learned trait, and the Air Force ensures all Airmen get a crash course in what it means to be a leader.
National Security Cutters At Coast Guard Base Alameda
Mon, 27 Jan 2020
A look at Coast Guard Cutters Bertholf, Waesche, and Stratton from an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) perspective at Coast Guard Base Alameda, California.
Coast Guard Two-Boat Training
Sun, 26 Jan 2020
Personnel from Coast Guard Station Mayport, Florida conduct two-boat training in the waters off Mayport.
Nation’s Only Heavy Icebreaker
Sun, 26 Jan 2020
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the nation’s only heavy icebreaker, entered the fast ice approximately 20 miles north of McMurdo Station, marking the official start of the ship’s icebreaking mission.
Security Forces Conduct Airfield Security
Sun, 26 Jan 2020
U.S. Air Force 435th Security Forces Squadron Defenders deployed at Ramstein Air Base conduct airfield security during exercise Frozen Defender in Grostenquin, France.
Boeing Orbital Flight Test Launch
Sat, 25 Jan 2020
Orbital Flight Test mission launch scenes of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft onboard at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The uncrewed Orbital Flight Test is Starliner’s maiden mission to the International Space Station for NASA's Commercial Crew Program.
History of U.S. Navy Enlisted Ranks / Rates
Sat, 25 Jan 2020
To outsiders, especially members of the non-maritime services, the U.S. Navy’s unique rank structure can be confusing ... The United States Navy’s enlisted rank and rate system is unique among the armed services.
Sailors Gun Shoot On Fantail
Sat, 25 Jan 2020
Sailors conduct a gun shoot on the fantail of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) aircraft carrier.
Families Anxiously Wait For Returning Airmen
Fri, 24 Jan 2020
Family and friends gather at the Salt Lake International airport to welcome home members of the U.S. Air National Guard 130th Engineering and Installation Squadron returning after a six month deployment in the Middle East.
Army Cyber Partners With Unified Land Operations
Fri, 24 Jan 2020
As one of the nearly 5,400 participants from 16 ally and partner nations who have gathered together to participate in Saber Junction 2019, U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Shane Neal, an Offensive Cyber Operations Planner, is working alongside many U.S. Army commanders to plan and organize the integration of cyber warfare strategies and tactics.
Fire Support Coordination Exercise At Pohakuloa
Fri, 24 Jan 2020
Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division Aviation Brigade and the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, participate in the Fire Support Coordination Exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii.
Swarm At Six Flags Magic Mountain
Thu, 23 Jan 2020
Students experience the U.S. Navy Los Angeles Swarm at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Los Angeles, California including competing in a pull-up challenge; participating in a special warfare mission at the “Burke” virtual reality exhibition; and, interacting with Navy recruiters.
Quietest Range On Camp Pendleton
Thu, 23 Jan 2020
U.S. Marine Corps Camp Pendleton is also home to a range that emits little to no sound. This range is known as the Rattlesnake Canyon Archery Range and it provides Archers of all backgrounds the opportunity to hone their craft.
Marines Conduct River-Crossing Training
Thu, 23 Jan 2020
U.S. Marines with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, conduct river-crossing training on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Sentinel Walks Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier
Wed, 22 Jan 2020
A U.S. Army tomb sentinel walks the mat at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier early in the cold morning at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Transforming Rotary-Wing Helicopter Pilot Training
Wed, 22 Jan 2020
With inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci, the 23rd Flying Training Squadron at Fort Rucker, Alabama is transforming the learning environment with the intent of developing vertical-lift aviators better trained and prepared to conduct homeland security, combat search and rescue, and special operations missions.
Hill Air Force Base - 80 Years
Wed, 22 Jan 2020
A photo animation honoring Hill Air Force Base's 80 years of excellent military service showcasing it innovations and achievements along with the mission platforms that have been operated and supported throughout the decades.
USA Patriotism! Founder With Oak Ridge Boys
Tue, 21 Jan 2020
David Bancroft, USA Patriotism! Founder/Owner, and his wife enjoy a visit with Country Music Legends and Hall of Fame inductees, The Oak Ridge Boys, shortly before their uplifting performance in Branson, Missouri during Veterans Week in November 2019.
Diamond Head Light Guides Mariners Into Hawaii
Tue, 21 Jan 2020
Diamond Head Light shines from a U.S. Coast Guard facility on an extinct volcano overlooking South of Waikiki Beach, one of the most popular beaches in the world. The Diamond Head crater serves as a landmark for vessels approaching Honolulu Harbor and the lighthouse guides mariners around reefs in the area.
EA-18G Takes Off and Lands Aboard USS Gerald R. Ford
Tue, 21 Jan 2020
AN EA-18G Growler, assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, takes off and lands aboard USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) flight deck.
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday
Mon, 20 Jan 2020
The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., an African-American clergyman, is considered a great American, because of his tireless efforts to win civil rights for all people through nonviolent means. He is remembered and honored with a national holiday on the third Monday of January.
STEM Students Experience 'Discover NPS Day'
Mon, 20 Jan 2020
With a morning dew still covering the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) campus, school buses packed with students began rolling onto campus for the university’s annual Discover NPS Day ... Throughout the day the students along with their teacher and parent chaperones flooded the campus and its 40 interactive Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) venues aimed at allowing students to see, touch, build and to be inspired as the next generation of innovators.
Military Working Dog Takes Down Threat
Mon, 20 Jan 2020
A military working dog with the U.S. Army 100th MP Military Working Dogs detachment takes down a soldier simulating a dangerous threat with MPs weapons ready during a training evolution.
Marines Reinforce Baghdad Embassy Compound
Sun, 19 Jan 2020
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC) 19.2, reinforce the Baghdad Embassy Compound in Iraq utilizing a variety of weapons including M40A6 sniper rifles.
Multi-Domain Operations With Cutting Edge Army Dive Team Technology
Sun, 19 Jan 2020
The Multifunctional Assessment Reconnaissance Vessel (MARV) is a cutting-edge, unmanned vessel designed for surface and subsurface port inspections, obstacle detection and precision data capture.
EOD Technicians Conduct EODEX 2019
Sun, 19 Jan 2020
U.S. Marines with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, and other service members conduct Explosive Ordnance Disposal Exercise (EODEX) involving multiple explosive ordnance disposal based missions in Okinawa, Japan.
You Can Mean Freedom
Sat, 18 Jan 2020
You Can Mean Freedom by recognizing potential human trafficking indicators in your area and reporting your suspicions to ... the National Human Trafficking Hotline or the Department of Defense Inspector General Hotline.
Modeling, Simulation Training Systems Prepare Marines For Battle
Sat, 18 Jan 2020
Training and readiness affect mission success. The Marine Corps strives to identify new, inventive ways to train the force for the current and future fight as technology evolves and enemies strengthen.
Patriots Among Us
Sat, 18 Jan 2020
A proud reminder to all Americans that being a patriot is all about expressing one's love and pride of the USA!
2019 National Football Champion LSU Team At White House
Fri, 17 Jan 2020
President Donald J. Trump welcomes 2019 NCAA Football National Champion LSU team and officials at the White House.
We Need You
Fri, 17 Jan 2020
From day one in our Air Force careers, we discuss the challenge of how to balance the mission and our people ... Leaders and coworkers at all levels, it is up to you to create an environment where Airmen don’t feel terrified to ask you for help.
F-16s Take Off At Kunsan Air Base
Fri, 17 Jan 2020
U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft take off during routine training at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea.
Coast Guard Recruits Take Oath of Enlistment
Thu, 16 Jan 2020
Capt. Kevin Oditt, commanding officer of Sector Houston-Galveston, issues the Oath of Enlistment to eight Coast Guard recruits during halftime at the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl.
Junior Officer’s Perspective of U.S. Coast Guard In Maritime Warfare
Thu, 16 Jan 2020
The U.S. Coast Guard is a unique instrument of national security with broad authorities, deep maritime expertise, and capable assets that provide consistent operational presence within the Indo-Pacific, including Oceania, also known as the Blue Pacific.
Interaction Between USS Farragut and Russian Navy Ship
Thu, 16 Jan 2020
While conducting routine operations in the North Arabian Sea, USS Farragut (DDG 99) was aggressively approached by a Russian Navy ship. Farragut sounded five short blasts, the international maritime signal for danger of a collision, and requested the Russian ship alter course in accordance with international rules of the road.
Ice Rescue and Recovery Training
Wed, 15 Jan 2020
U.S. Air Force fire protection specialists with the 673d Civil Engineer Squadron practice rescue and recovery techniques during ice rescue training at Six Mile Lake on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
Navy Visibility Day: Investing Into The Future Leaders
Wed, 15 Jan 2020
On the unusually warm day in late October 2019, when the trees, just turned gold and red, camouflaged the brickwork of some century-old campus buildings, Lincoln University students did not expect to see several military members, in Navy service dress uniforms, walking through their alma mater.
Paratroopers Conduct Full Tang 2019
Wed, 15 Jan 2020
U.S. Army paratroopers with the 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade from Vicenza, Italy, conduct live-fire and other combat training during Exercise Full Tang at Baumholder, Germany.
The Girl Who Wore Freedom
Tue, 14 Jan 2020
The Girl Who Wore Freedom is a must see inspiring documentary involving Danièle (Dany) Boucherie, when she was a the girl wearing a dress sewn from the parachute of a U.S. Paratrooper, who helped free her town of Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont in Normandy, France June 6, 1944 (D-Day). And since June 6, 1945, Dany has helped to celebrate and thank America and its WWII Veterans.
New Medical Mannequins Enhance Realistic, Rugged Training
Tue, 14 Jan 2020
The new Medical Simulation Mannequins are designed to replicate the entirety of an adult human in both male and newly added female forms.
Marines Conduct Air Raid On Adak Island
Tue, 14 Jan 2020
U.S. Marines with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, reinforce their adaptability to austere environments by conducting an urban air raid while training on Adak Island, Alaska.
USS America Conducts Flight Operations
Mon, 13 Jan 2020
U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) conducts flight operation as it sails in the East China Sea.
Designing The Marine Corps Of The Future
Mon, 13 Jan 2020
My number-one priority as commandant of the Marine Corps is to design a force suited to the reality of the pacing threat as prescribed by the National Defense Strategy.
Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations
Mon, 13 Jan 2020
It is the U.S. Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations' mission and privilege to fulfill the nation's sacred commitment of ensuring dignity, honor and respect to the fallen.
Paratrooper Secure Area For Extraction
Sun, 12 Jan 2020
Paratroopers assigned to C Troop, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division secure their surrounding in preparation for extraction of senior Afghan and Coalition military leaders following a key leader engagement as part of a fly-to-advise mission in Southeastern Afghanistan.
Airman's Longest Year
Sun, 12 Jan 2020
Traditionally … and scientifically … and all of the adverbs … a year consists of 365 days, but in the case of my operational Air Force career, I would say my first year took approximately 1,500 days to complete.
ICE Arrests Criminal Aliens During TEO In Boston
Sun, 12 Jan 2020
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations Fugitive Operations officers arrested 19 criminal aliens during a 3-day Targeted Enforcement Operation.
Wet, Dirty Crucible
Sat, 11 Jan 2020
Wet, dirty determined recruits with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a Crucible event at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina.
Navy Divers, Best Friends Hero Up
Sat, 11 Jan 2020
Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis L. Jones and Petty Officer 3rd Class William C. Trainer, U.S. Navy divers with Trident Refit Facility at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, were awarded Navy Commendation Medals for rescuing an unconscious civilian from a submerged vehicle.
Champions of 'Brilliant At The Basics'
Sat, 11 Jan 2020
A look at U.S. Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School (NAVSCIATTS) professional, dedicated efforts in 2019.
New Coast Guard Cutter Daniel Tarr
Fri, 10 Jan 2020
Coast Guard Cutter Daniel Tarr's crew members report for duty during the commissioning ceremony at Sector Field Office Galveston in Galveston, Texas.
The Squad As An Integrated Platform
Fri, 10 Jan 2020
PEO Soldier, Soldier Lethality team apply a system-of-systems engineering approach to close combat squads to improve lethality and overmatch.
Soldiers Engage Enemy In Firefight - DR20
Fri, 10 Jan 2020
U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 2d Cavalry Regiment, engage opposition forces in a simulated firefight in the role-playing town of Haasla during Dragoon Ready 20 (DR20) at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany.
Snow Covered Mountainous Flyover
Thu, 09 Jan 2020
An F-35A Lightning II with the F-35 demonstration team flies Hill Air Force Base, Utah, during a training flight over the snow covered mountainous terrain.
The Coast Guard's First Aircraft
Thu, 09 Jan 2020
The first aircraft built for the U.S. Coast Guard was a Loening OL-5 delivered to the Service in October 1926. It was a high-performance amphibian aircraft with a large center float faired into the fuselage and stabilizing floats underneath each lower wing.
Marines Live-Fire M1A1 Tanks At Camp Buehring
Thu, 09 Jan 2020
U.S. Marines with India Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct a live-fire exercise with M1A1 Abrams tanks for their semiannual crew qualifications at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.
President Responds To Iranian Missile Attacks
Wed, 08 Jan 2020
President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, cabinet members and military leaders, at the White House, responds to the retaliatory missile strikes against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq by the Islamic Republic of Iran.
President Trump Remarks On Iranian Missile Attacks
Wed, 08 Jan 2020
President Donald J. Trump comments on the retaliatory missile strikes against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq by the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Friendship Jump With Wings
Wed, 08 Jan 2020
Military members from 18 allied nations airborne participate in a Friendship Jump on the last day of Exercise Eager Lion over a remote section of Jordan with each one of them receiving jump wings afterwards.
Ships Perform Tactics Maneuvering
Tue, 07 Jan 2020
The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) and the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) perform division tactics maneuvering exercises in the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility.
Kids Learn To Win From Coach That Beat Death
Tue, 07 Jan 2020
That July 2008 decision saved Army veteran Tony Lightner's life. Doctors rushed him into brain surgery for treatment of an aneurysm. Then a bout with meningitis followed his surgery. Yet, more than a year later Lightner recovered and returned to one of his passions, coaching track.
Airmen Perform Bomb Build
Tue, 07 Jan 2020
U.S. Air Force 726th EABS Munitions Systems team perform a bomb build at Chabelley Airfield, Djibout.
The Duttons - A Must See
Mon, 06 Jan 2020
The entertainingly diverse Duttons Show with rich family talent that includes kids is a must see when visiting Branson, Missouri.
Marines Conduct Regimental Air Assault
Mon, 06 Jan 2020
Muddy and exhausted with dark clouds looming, the Marines trekked across a rain-soaked field, their footprints embedding into the mud with every weighted step. They marched toward the distant sound of rotor blades.
Marines Conduct Assault Amphibious Vehicle Landing
Mon, 06 Jan 2020
U.S. Marines 3d Battalion, 4th Marines, and 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, perform an Assault Amphibious Vehicle landing, at Red Beach, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California in preparation for Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise 2019.
Immediate Response Force Paratroopers Deploy
Sun, 05 Jan 2020
Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division 'Devil' Brigade prepare to deploy for the U.S. Central Command area of operations as part of a precautionary action taken to respond to increased threat levels against U.S. personnel and facilities. The 'Devil' Brigade is the nucleus of the U.S. Immediate Response Force, capable of rapidly deploying anywhere in the world in response to a variety of contingency operations.
Navy Virtual Recruiter
Sun, 05 Jan 2020
Personnel Specialist 1st Class Tonya Roberts has worn many different hats. She spent a year in Career Counseling School before transitioning to field recruiting. However, it is her role as a virtual recruiter that she enjoys the most.
U.S. Second Fleet's 2019 Arctic Ops
Sun, 05 Jan 2020
A look at the U.S. Navy Second Fleet's Arctic operations in 2019.
Marine Recruits Practice Martial Arts
Sat, 04 Jan 2020
Recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, practice during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program training session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina.
Life As A Ghost
Sat, 04 Jan 2020
The SOCOM Ghost Program is a unique broadening opportunity for junior Army acquisition professionals to directly support Special Operations Forces (SOF) warfighters.
U.S. Army Soldiers, French Tankers Defend Town - DR20
Sat, 04 Jan 2020
U.S. Army soldiers from various 2d Cavalry Regiment units along with French tankers defend a town filled with role-players during Dragoon Ready 20 (DR20) at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany.
Dogs Wait For Holiday Greetings From Returning Master
Fri, 03 Jan 2020
Two dogs dressed for the holidays await the arrival of their master, who is aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) that is preparing to moor at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California.
America's First Ice Ships and Icebreakers
Fri, 03 Jan 2020
During the Age of Sail, the seasonal pattern of icebound winters froze-in merchant vessels and reduced the wintertime demand for revenue cutters on the Great Lakes, in the Northeast and in the Mid-Atlantic States.
Cutter Bertholf Crew's Homeport Return To Loved Ones
Fri, 03 Jan 2020
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns to their homeport in Alameda, California, where waiting loved ones greet them.
President Signs National Defense Authorization Act
Thu, 02 Jan 2020
President Donald J. Trump signs S. 1790, The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 at Hangar 6 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
Arming Aircrew With Intel
Thu, 02 Jan 2020
The deployed environment is ever-changing and an aircrew does not have much time to navigate the information domain. By partnering with intel, there is time to delve into the information and highlight important points.
Strike Eagles Take Off At RAF Lakenheath
Thu, 02 Jan 2020
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles take off at Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath station that hosts United States Air Force units and personnel.
Happy New Year 2020
Wed, 01 Jan 2020
USA Patriotism! wishes all Americans a wonderful, successful, and healthy 2020 ... with special best wishes for our beloved country's brave, honorable troops and first responders!
Marines Test New Amphibious Combat Vehicle's Maneuverability
Wed, 01 Jan 2020
The world is constantly advancing around us. As the most feared fighting force in the world, it is imperative Marines advance their capabilities along with it. The Corps’ new Amphibious Combat Vehicle is here to improve Marines’ amphibious capabilities.
Navy ROTC New Student Indoctrination
Wed, 01 Jan 2020
College freshmen students incoming to the Navy Reserve Officers' Training Corps (NROTC) program participate in a training session designed to standardize basic militarization and provide uniform training not available at individual host universities.
Cheez-It Bowl 2019 Champs Celebrate
Tue, 31 Dec 2019
Air Force Academy football players hold up the Cheez-It Bowl championship trophy on Dec. 27, 2019 after defeating Washington State University at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.
Laser Transmits Energy In 'Historic' Power-Beaming Demonstration
Tue, 31 Dec 2019
Attendees could see the system itself ... the two 13-foot-high towers, one a 2-kilowatt laser transmitter, the other a receiver of specially designed photovoltaics. But the important part, the laser that was beaming 400 watts of power across 325 meters, from the transmitter to the receiver, was invisible to the naked eye.
Soldiers Conduct Tactical Field Training - DR20
Tue, 31 Dec 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Regimental Engineer Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, conduct tactical field training during Dragoon Ready 20 (DR20) at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany.
Burial-At-Sea Aboard USS Harry S. Truman
Mon, 30 Dec 2019
A solemn full honors burial-at-sea ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Arabian Sea.
Family Reflects On Trailblazer SPAR’s Legacy Of Service
Mon, 30 Dec 2019
During the height of World War II, Rosalen H. Becker resolved to serve our country and defy convention by volunteering to support the war effort. She was among the first corps of women to enter the ranks of the U.S. Coast Guard. On January 20 1943, Becker enlisted in the Coast Guard Women’s Reserve, known as SPARs.
Marines Live-Fire HIMARS - Southern Reach 2019
Mon, 30 Dec 2019
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, a part of Marine Rotational Force – Darwin conduct High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) live-fire during Exercise Southern Reach at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Australia.
Soldiers Move To Security Location In Afghanistan
Sun, 29 Dec 2019
U.S. Army and Afghan soldiers move to a security location to conduct a key leader engagement in Southeastern Afghanistan. It is vital to discuss security efforts to bring lasting security to the people of Afghanistan.
Veterans Bonded For Life
Sun, 29 Dec 2019
Veterans of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, reunited with the help of the Independence Fund in Nashville, Tennessee in hopes of maintaining their “brotherly” connections for life support.
Coast Guard Rocky Shoreline Rescue
Sun, 29 Dec 2019
The Coast Guard and a California State Parks Lifeguard rescued a 20-year-old Humboldt State University student from being swept into a rocky shoreline near Moonstone Beach.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service At Kandahar Airfield
Sat, 28 Dec 2019
U.S. service members deployed to Afghanistan celebrated Christmas with a Christmas Eve candlelight service at Fraise Chapel on Kandahar Airfield.
The Great Task Remaining Before USA
Sat, 28 Dec 2019
Reserve Citizen Airmen and civilian personnel from Youngstown Air Reserve Station traveled to Gettysburg National Military Park for a leadership staff ride that focused on the leadership and command tactics used during the Battle of Gettysburg.
EOD Integrated Training With Military Working Dogs
Sat, 28 Dec 2019
The 6th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight held an integrated training with 6th Security Forces Squadron military working dog teams, aeromedical technicians with the 927th Aeromedical Staging Squadron and veterinary technicians with the U.S. Army Public Health Activity.
Clearing Procedures With M240B Machine Gun
Fri, 27 Dec 2019
U.S. Marine Corps PFC Jasmine Strait, a Field Radio Operator with Headquarters Company, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, practices clearing procedures with M240B Machine Gun during a basic skills training range at Camp Geiger, North Carolina.
Marines In The Early Days Of World War II
Fri, 27 Dec 2019
In the days leading up to the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service’s attack on what is now called Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham, Honolulu, Hawaii, Marine Corps leadership was actively moving Marines from China to the Philippine Islands with growing concerns over a potential attack.
Army Rangers Airborne Jump
Fri, 27 Dec 2019
A group of U.S. Army Rangers, assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, conduct an Airborne jump onto Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Georgia.
Marine Spouses Holidays Brunch
Thu, 26 Dec 2019
The family of a U.S. Marine with Marine Unmanned Aerial Squadron 3, Marine Aircraft Group 24, during the unit’s deployed spouses brunch on Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
From Corpsman To Nurse Corps
Thu, 26 Dec 2019
Naval Hospital Bremerton’s (NHB) Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP) coordinator, Nurses Association, and Nursing Professional Development Committee hosted a meet-and-greet for enlisted Sailors interested in pursuing a commission in Navy Medicine.
Marines Conduct Fire and Movement - AECE 2019
Thu, 26 Dec 2019
U.S. Marines with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines conduct Fire and Movement training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California in preparation for Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise (AECE) 2019.
A Merry Christmas Nativity
Wed, 25 Dec 2019
At Christmas, we remember this eternal truth... Every person is a beloved child of God. As one grateful nation, we praise the joy of family, the blessings of freedom, and the miracle of Christmas.
Christmas Eve Road March Remembers Deployed Troops
Wed, 25 Dec 2019
Volunteers from across the New York National Guard joined hundreds of military family members, community supporters and Gold Star Families for the annual Christmas Eve road march in Glens Falls, New York to show their support for military personnel serving overseas during the holidays.
Operation Christmas Drop 2019
Wed, 25 Dec 2019
U.S. Air Force 36th Airlift squadron C-130 Hercules, 36th AS pilots and loadmasters conduct low-cost, low-altitude air drops of packaging with food, tools and clothing to more than 56 remote South-Eastern Pacific islands of Angaur and Kayangel, Palau in support of Operation Christmas Drop 2019.
White House Nativity
Tue, 24 Dec 2019
The Nativity scene is displayed along with decorated Christmas trees in the East Room of the White House for the Christmas season.
Santa Grants Little Boy's Wish To Bring His Deployed Daddy Home
Tue, 24 Dec 2019
Santa Claus was able to fulfill a gift request greater than any amount of toys or games a 2 1/2 year old boy could have asked for ... he brought his deployed daddy home for Christmas.
Crossing The Delaware - Christmas 1776
Tue, 24 Dec 2019
Re-enactment of General George Washington and the Continental Army crossing the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776 to march to Trenton, New Jersey.
Christmas Cannon Retreat Ceremony
Mon, 23 Dec 2019
With an illuminated decorated Christmas Tree nearby, soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division fire a 75mm Howitzer blank round during the retreat ceremony when the U.S. flag is lowered in front of Hays Hall on U.S. Army Fort Drum.
Rock Legend Fogerty Remembers Time In The Army
Mon, 23 Dec 2019
While marching back and forth in his Army uniform on a hot Kentucky asphalt parade field in the spring of 1967, musical lyrics began to dance around inside "future rock music legend" John Fogerty’s head.
USS Germantown Receives LAC and AAVs
Mon, 23 Dec 2019
USS Germantown (LSD 42) receives a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) and Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) with Marines from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment after a beach landing exercise during Tiger TRIUMPH.
Santa To The Villages
Sun, 22 Dec 2019
Santa and his elf helpers stand in front of a U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter before being flown to Akhiok Island, a remote Alaskan village on Kodiak Island, where children eagerly await visiting with Santa and receiving gifts from him.
Chaplain's Own Experience Helps See The Bigger Picture
Sun, 22 Dec 2019
Capt. Genesis Guerrero, a chaplain for the 39th Air Base Wing, was 17 years old when his family almost fell apart. It started with an ugly discovery ... his father, Gene, had been caught being unfaithful. Genesis recounted the scene as a whirlwind ... culminating into unexpected terror ... His father picked up a sawed-off shotgun and pointed it at his head.
Howitzer Sling Load and Live-Fire At Schofield
Sun, 22 Dec 2019
U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter sling-loads M777 Howitzer to soldiers, who set it up and then conduct a live-fire during a two-gun raid air assault exercise at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Kids Enjoying Santa Time
Sat, 21 Dec 2019
Kids of U.S. Air Force airmen at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England and Moody Air Force Base, Georgia enjoy their special time with Santa Claus during the respective base's Children’s Christmas Party.
Remembering, Recognizing, and Honoring Those Killed In Action
Sat, 21 Dec 2019
The last Sunday of September is National Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, a tribute to recognize and honor the immeasurable loss suffered by the surviving parents and families of those killed in action.
1 MEF Marines Conduct Battalion Field Exercise
Sat, 21 Dec 2019
U.S. Marines with I Marine Expeditionary Force (1 MEF) Support Battalion, participate in the Battalion field exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
God Bless America by Metin Bereketli
Fri, 20 Dec 2019
Metin Bereketli is not only an acclaimed inspirational artist, his masterpieces wonderfully capture his emotions, feelings … including his love of the USA … as he does with his inspiring "God Bless America" painting and poem.
Breakfast With Santa
Fri, 20 Dec 2019
Kids and their parents enjoy a special Christmas breakfast with Santa Claus at the Warrior Cafe located in Naval Support Activity Bethesda.
Marine Attack Helicopters Demonstrate Naval Capabilities
Fri, 20 Dec 2019
In a powerful demonstration of aviation lethality, 12 AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters proved their worth during the complex training event Viper Storm that combined sea based principles with expeditionary operations and live-fire engagements.
Drug-Smuggling Vessel Interdiction In Pacific
Fri, 20 Dec 2019
Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) boarding teams interdict a low-profile go-fast vessel, while patrolling international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, seizing more than 3,100 pounds of suspected cocaine.
Children Sing Holiday Carol
Thu, 19 Dec 2019
Children of soldiers sing a holiday carol during the U.S. Army Fort McCoy Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony that also included crafts and pictures with Santa.
Tallest Georgia Lighthouse Marks Tybee Island
Thu, 19 Dec 2019
Tybee Island Light, the oldest and tallest lighthouse in Georgia, guides mariners into the Savannah River and welcomes visitors to this resort destination. The barrier island beacon is not only a popular tourist attraction, but also an active Aid to Navigation that lights the way for mariners into the Port of Savannah.
U.S. and Allied Aircraft Take Off - Blue Flag 2019
Thu, 19 Dec 2019
F-16C Fighting Falcons from the U.S. Air Force 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and allied fighter aircraft take off during Blue Flag 2019 at Uvda Air Base, Israel.
Santa Run At Camp Pendleton
Wed, 18 Dec 2019
Service members and their families sprint from the starting line during the Santa Run at the Assault Craft Unit 5 compound on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Navy Recruiters Swarm Memphis
Wed, 18 Dec 2019
Recruiters from Navy Recruiting Command, Navy Talent Acquisition Group Nashville and recruiting commands from around the nation visited various schools and events in a mass-Navy recruiting effort called Memphis Swarm.
Allied Ship Formation - IMX19
Wed, 18 Dec 2019
U.S. Navy and allied ships participating in the International Maritime Exercise (IMX) 2019 steam in close formation in the Arabian Gulf ... demonstrating the global resolve in maintaining regional security and stability, freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce.
Scramble The Seawolves
Tue, 17 Dec 2019
The producer of the must see documentary, Scramble The Seawolves, proudly stands with Vietnam War vetaran Seawolves, who are in the film that was shown at the Branson IMAX Military Film Festival. Scramble the Seawolves is the little known story of the U.S. Navy's first and only dedicated Attack Helicopter Squadron ... Seawolves ... the most decorated squadron in Naval Aviation history and the Vietnam War.
Brothers Run Towards Golden Dreams Serving In Army
Tue, 17 Dec 2019
After graduating with their bachelor’s degrees from their respective schools, the Bor brothers enlisted into the Army ... They thought that by joining the Army their running careers were going to be put on hold ... Instead, they are focused on making the 2020 Olympic team.
Soldiers Conduct EFMB Qualification At Fort Bragg
Tue, 17 Dec 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers participate in the Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) qualification course on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The course tested candidates on common soldier tasks and medical skills.
Customs and Border Protection Big Bend Sector Op
Mon, 16 Dec 2019
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations UH-1N twin-engine helicopter rests on the bank of the Rio Grande River in Big Bend National Park during an air-mobility operation.
A Journey From Clueless Airman To Command Chief
Mon, 16 Dec 2019
Chief Master Sgt. Hope L. Skibitsky, now the command chief of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, has had an incredible journey, from leaving for the military at 17 with nothing to her name, to becoming a command chief.
Marines Live-Fire Assault On Range 320 - ITX 5-19
Mon, 16 Dec 2019
U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division conduct a company-sized live-fire assault on range 230 during the Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-19 on Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star Transits Elliott Bay
Sun, 15 Dec 2019
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star transits Elliott Bay with the skyline of Seattle, Washington in the background.
Marine Corps UTVs Receiving Multiple Upgrades
Sun, 15 Dec 2019
Using critical feedback from Marines and taking inspiration spanning the automotive industry to desert racing, engineers and logisticians from the Light Tactical Vehicle program office at Program Executive Officer Land Systems have been working diligently to research, test, procure and implement changes to the Utility Task Vehicle (UTV).
Guardian Angel 2019 Jumpmaster Course
Sun, 15 Dec 2019
Airmen and other service members participate in the Guardian Angel 2019 Military Freefall Jumpmaster Course including jumps at U.S. Air Force Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
Wreaths Across America Day 2019
Sat, 14 Dec 2019
Wreaths Across America Day at Arlington National Cemetery on December 14, 2019 involving over 38,000 volunteers placing wreaths at every gravesite honoring all who served in the military now in eternal rest with special remembrance of the fallen ones.
WWII Marine Vet John Campbell Shares Pearl Harbor Experience
Sat, 14 Dec 2019
You couldn’t sleep, even lighting a cigarette wasn’t allowed… We were on high alert, waiting for the Japanese to attack again.
USS Gerald R. Ford Conducts Sea Trials
Sat, 14 Dec 2019
USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier returns to sea for the first time since beginning post-shakedown availability in July 2018 to conduct sea trials. Scenes include departing from Newport News, Virginia; on deck activities; and, fast turns.
The Breeze of Our Nation
Fri, 13 Dec 2019
My many rights and freedoms, mine to choose and hold ... Fifty stars and thirteen stripes, supported by the breeze ... The Breeze of Our Nation; You Keep US Flying Free!
Honor Guard Graduation Ceremony
Fri, 13 Dec 2019
Scenes of the Honor Guard graduation ceremony performance at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, where 19 new Airmen completed the 120-plus-hour Honor Guard course.
Third Generation Navy Pinned By Family Legacies
Fri, 13 Dec 2019
A USS Manchester hat firmly tucked on his head, John Ronney, pierced the collar of his granddaughter, Jennifer Rooney’s new rank during a special pinning ceremony at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune. By Rooney’s side was his son and Jennifer’s father Robert, a Navy veteran.
Soldiers Live-Fire During Dragoon Ready 20
Fri, 13 Dec 2019
U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, conduct a live-fire exercise during Dragoon Ready 20 at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Grafenwoehr, Germany.
White House 2019 Christmas
Thu, 12 Dec 2019
A glimpse of the White House shining holiday season brightly with its 2019 Christmas decorations.
Enhanced Target Acquisition Kit For Air Defense Soldiers
Thu, 12 Dec 2019
Members of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command have developed the Enhanced Target Acquisition Kit, or ETAK, to provide day, night and degraded visual environment target acquisition and tracking for man-portable systems.
American Holiday Festival Concert 2019
Thu, 12 Dec 2019
The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" performs its American Holiday Festival Concert 2019 from DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.
Navy Helicopters Fly In Formation Around Oahu
Wed, 11 Dec 2019
An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to the "Easyriders" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37, fly in formation around the Island of Oahu, Hawaii.
Children Participate In Mock Deployment At Air Force Academy
Wed, 11 Dec 2019
The Schriever and U.S. Air Force Academy Airmen and Family Readiness Centers co-hosted a mock deployment exercise geared toward military children at U.S. Air Force Academy.
Urban Motor Transportation Ops - ITX 5-19
Wed, 11 Dec 2019
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group participate in the urban motor transportation operations lane training as part of Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-19 on Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms.
Thanksgiving Visit With Troops In Iraq By Vice President Pence
Tue, 10 Dec 2019
Vice President Mike Pence and the Second Lady Karen Pence enjoy time with U.S. troops during a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Iraq.
A Marine's Mom
Tue, 10 Dec 2019
When Paul Hasenfus first stepped onto the yellow footprints at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, he had already prepared his body and mind to weather the challenges of Recruit Training. What he wasn’t ready for was an obstacle that he never saw coming; one that would change his life forever.
Coast Guard and CBP Teams Board High-Interest Vessel
Tue, 10 Dec 2019
The Coast Guard Sector New York Boarding Team partners with Customs and Border Protection New York to board a high-interest vessel in the port of New York.
Andy Williams Ozark Mountain Christmas Show
Mon, 09 Dec 2019
The Andy Williams Ozark Mountain Christmas Show at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center is an entertaining must see in Branson, Missouri ... as the iconic Lennon Sisters, with talented singer David Osmond performing a Christmas song in the November 4, 2019 show during Branson's Veterans Week illustrates.
Troops Reach Home Through USO's Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program
Mon, 09 Dec 2019
A parent reading a book to a child is one of the oldest American household traditions. It is a memorable, bonding experience, for both parent and child, which leaves lasting effects for a lifetime. For those answering the call of duty in foreign lands, this tradition continues.
Blue Angels Perform Fleur-De-Lis Over San Francisco
Mon, 09 Dec 2019
Slow motion view with multiple camera angles of the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, performing the aerobatic maneuver Fleur-De-Lis during San Francisco Fleet Week 2019 with scenic views of the city and bay below.
Army UH-60 Blackhawk Over Yamaguchi Bay
Sun, 08 Dec 2019
U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk flies in formation over Yamaguchi Bay, Japan during Orient Shield 2019. OS 19 is a premier U.S. Army and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force bilateral field training exercise that is meant to increase interoperability by testing and refining multi-domain and cross-domain concepts.
Dusty Dawgs Versus Swamp Foxes
Sun, 08 Dec 2019
The “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 and the “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 are comprised of similar aircraft, but have very different responsibilities while embarked on the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.
36th RQS Conducts Air Rescue Demonstration
Sun, 08 Dec 2019
Fairchild Air Force Base's 36th Rescue Squadron (36th RQS) conducts an air rescue demonstration. It is the only operational rescue squadron flying UH-1N helicopters within the United States that is qualified to perform 24-hour medical evacuation alert, water rescue, cargo sling and hoist operations.
Klipper Ceremony Honoring WWII Pearl Harbor Fallen
Sat, 07 Dec 2019
U.S. Marines honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors, who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on December 7, 1941 during the annual ceremony at the Klipper Memorial on Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
Laser, High-Powered Microwave, and Hypersonic Weapons On Horizon
Sat, 07 Dec 2019
Today the United States is battling to outpace similar efforts from our adversaries. To address those threats, the Army is accelerating the fielding of its own long-range hypersonic weapon to deliver, by fiscal year 2023, an experimental prototype with residual combat capability ... meaning Soldiers have it and can use it in combat, if needed, to a unit of action. In this case, the unit is a battery in a strategic fires battalion.
ROTC Ranger Challenge 2019 - Call For Fire and Zodiac Movement
Sat, 07 Dec 2019
Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Cadets from various schools compete in the ROTC Ranger Challenge 2019 at U.S. Army Fort McCoy, Wisconsin with the first day day events including Call For Fire and Zodiac Movement.
2019 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Fri, 06 Dec 2019
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump light the 2019 National Christmas Tree during the 97th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., starting the national celebration of the holiday season for the enthusiastic crowd and their fellow Americans.
Defending The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Network
Fri, 06 Dec 2019
To increase the defense of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft cyber network, Air Combat Command selected the 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron at Creech Air Force Base to be one of the first squadrons to test the possibilities of the Cyber Squadron Initiative.
Marines Fast Rope From Osprey
Fri, 06 Dec 2019
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, a part of Marine Rational Force - Darwin (MRF-D), conduct fast rope training at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia.
Patriotic Personalized/Customization Gift Items
Thu, 05 Dec 2019
Patriotic gift items available at the USA Patriotism! store that can be customized/personalized with a name or another expression of your choice with all including images displaying American pride.
First Lady and Marines Visit Salvation Army Clapton Center
Thu, 05 Dec 2019
First Lady Melania Trump and United States Marines visit the Salvation Army Clapton Center in London, where she interacted with fifth-graders from Baden Powell Primary School giving each one a Be Best Christmas ornament.
Call Sign "Raider 96"
Thu, 05 Dec 2019
Appearing in authentic 1945-1948 Marine Corps dress blues with his original regalia, World War II Veteran Marine Cpl. Leonard B. Turner, affectionately nicknamed “Raider 96” ... marched into the ballroom behind the traditional birthday cake as the slow version of the Marines Hymn played during the Marine Forces Special Operations Command’s 244th Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Wilmington, NC.
San Francisco 2019 Fleet Week Parade Of Ships
Thu, 05 Dec 2019
U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships passing under the Golden Gate Bridge and through the San Francisco Bay during the San Francisco Fleet Week 2019.
Local High School Students Attend STEM Day
Wed, 04 Dec 2019
The Defense Threat Agency sponsored 2019 Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio conducts a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Day for more than 35 high school-aged students from the local school district.
Local Cub Scout Pack Brings Joy To Veterans
Wed, 04 Dec 2019
If joy could be measured monetarily, the Veterans who were treated with a visit by members of Cub Scout Pack 88 at Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico ... may have been considered the wealthiest of all on this day.
Medic Rodeo 2019 At Cannon AFB
Wed, 04 Dec 2019
A variety of riveting scenes, including slow motion, of airmen participating in the Medic Rodeo 2019 event at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico.
Explosive Detection Canine Sniffs At NFL Game
Tue, 03 Dec 2019
Petty Officer 1st Class Jordan Brosowsky, a maritime security specialist at Marine Safety and Security Team San Francisco, and his explosive detection canine Ricky, conduct security sweeps for explosives outside Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
Hackathon Encourages Youth Critical Thinking
Tue, 03 Dec 2019
How would you save the city of Philadelphia from a disastrous flood of the Delaware River? Students aged 14-21 answered that question at a Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support sponsored "hackathon" called the River Rise Challenge.
Soldiers Send Rounds Downrange - SJ19
Tue, 03 Dec 2019
Soldiers with 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Infantry Ariborne Brigade conduct artillery live-fire during Saber Junction 19 (SJ19) at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Honoring Veterans - Walmart Tribute and Shindigs Shows
Mon, 02 Dec 2019
VeteransShow.com's is another veterans organization providing events honoring military veterans and active troops during the annual Branson Veterans Week including its Shindigs Welcome Home and WALMART Tribute Veterans Shows in November 2019.
More Lethal Stryker Force To Face Near-Peer Adversaries Of Future
Mon, 02 Dec 2019
The Army is pressing ahead vigorously with efforts to make its Stryker Brigade Combat Teams more deadly and otherwise ready to take on large, modern adversaries on the battlefield.
Marines Live-Fire Attack On Range 400 - ITX 5-19
Mon, 02 Dec 2019
Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division conduct a company-sized attack on range 400 during the Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-19 on Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
WWII Hero Air Force Vet Celebrates 100th Birthday
Sun, 01 Dec 2019
On November 29, 2019, the Air National Guard 104th Fighter Wing in Westfield, Massachusetts threw a surprise birthday party for retired Col. Edwin J. Malikowski on November 25, 2019, who turned 100 on November 29th. Malikowski spent 39 years in service through the Army and Air National Guard, earning two Bronze Stars in World War II.
USAF Special Tactics Tech. Sgt. Cody Smith Awarded Silver Star
Sun, 01 Dec 2019
Family, friends and teammates gathered as U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presented the Silver Star Medal to U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cody Smith, a Special Tactics combat controller with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, 24th Special Operations Wing, for his heroic actions while deployed to Afghanistan in October 2018.
Cocaine Transfer From Smuggling Semi-Submersible
Sun, 01 Dec 2019
U.S. Coast Guard crews transfer bales of seized cocaine from a semi-submersible suspected smuggling vessel onto Coast Guard interceptor boats and take them aboard the cutter Bertholf in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
Ships Transit Eastern Pacific Ocean
Sat, 30 Nov 2019
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russel (DDG 59) and the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transit the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
WWII Marine Veteran Hero Assumes Final Post At 100
Sat, 30 Nov 2019
This story is about World War II Guadalcanal battle veteran Marine Corps Major Robert H. Haggerty ... a husband, father, and Silver Star recipient.
B-2 Spirit Bombers Land At RAF Fairford
Sat, 30 Nov 2019
U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers land at RAF Fairford, England after flying operations during Bomber Task Force Europe 2019.
President Trump With Troops In Afghanistan
Fri, 29 Nov 2019
President Donald J. Trump with with U.S. troops during his surprise Thanksgiving Day visit to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
91-Year-Old Restoration Volunteer Preserves Air Force Heritage
Fri, 29 Nov 2019
John Rumpf (91) is a restoration volunteer at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, and understands exactly what it takes to keep aircraft "museum ready" ... with the smallest of details often the most crucial.
President Trump Addresses Troops In Afghanistan On Thanksgiving
Fri, 29 Nov 2019
President Donald J. Trump makes a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan where he met with U.S. troops ... and highlights their sacrifices and grit in fighting against extremism during his remarks.
Vice President Pence Addresses Soldiers At Fort Hood
Fri, 29 Nov 2019
Vice President Mike Pence addresses soldiers at U.S. Army Fort Hood located in Killeen, Texas.
Thanksgiving Presidential Pardon and Proclamation
Thu, 28 Nov 2019
President Donald J. Trump pardons “Butter” the turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House ... "On Thanksgiving Day, we remember with reverence and gratitude the bountiful blessings afforded to us by our Creator, and we recommit to sharing in a spirit of thanksgiving and generosity with our friends, neighbors, and families..."
A Navy Recruiter’s Call To Service
Thu, 28 Nov 2019
Mass Communication Specialist Third Class Michael DiGabriele's life didn’t actually come together until he joined the Navy. His dedication to service is relentless and takes priority over all his surroundings.
USS Gabrielle Giffords Launches Naval Strike Missile
Thu, 28 Nov 2019
Real-time and slow motion views of the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords launching a Naval Strike Missile during exercise Pacific Griffin.
Presidential Salute For Fallens' Dignified Transfer
Wed, 27 Nov 2019
President Donald J. Trump salutes and First Lady Melania Trump places her hand over her heart during the dignified transfer ceremony for fallen United States Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 David C. Knadle, of Tarrant, Texas, and United States Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr., of Keaau, Hawaii at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware.
Team Leader Academy Helps Strengthen Small Unit Leadership
Wed, 27 Nov 2019
The training focused on team leaders and those identified as potential team leaders. The participants broke up into their own squads, comprised of two teams of four Soldiers. Squad leaders and team leaders would rotate throughout the week-long course.
Army Military Police Conduct Room Clearing
Wed, 27 Nov 2019
U.S. Army Military Police assigned to Directorate of Emergency Services, U.S. Army Garrison Benelux practice room clearing training during Law Enforcement Certification in Caserne Daumerie, Chièvres, Belgium.
Honoring Fallen CWOs David Knadle and Kirk Fuchigami Jr.
Tue, 26 Nov 2019
Battle cross displays honor fallen Chief Warrant Officer 2 David C. Knadle and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr. in Erbil, Iraq with fellow troopers with the U.S. Army 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment and 244th Combat Aviation Brigade’s Task Force Warhawk saluting off scene during their memorial service.
Marine Corps Combat Marksmanship Coaching and Trainers Course
Tue, 26 Nov 2019
Marines uphold the fundamental aspect of “Every Marine a rifleman” by ensuring considerable time and resources are invested into training every Marine in marksmanship, regardless of their military occupational specialty. Combat Marksmanship Coaches are the Marines who help make this happen.
Marines Conduct Mechanized Range - Agile Spirit 2019
Tue, 26 Nov 2019
U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, conduct a mechanized range with assault vehicles and tanks during exercise Agile Spirit 2019 in Orpholo, Georgia.
Marines Conduct Live-Fire Field Exercise
Mon, 25 Nov 2019
Marines with Bravo Company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C. conduct a live-fire range during a field exercise at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia ... pushing themselves to their limits to prepare for future operating forces of the Marine Corps.
Legacy’s Shadow - Rising Hearts From Sunken World War I Ship
Mon, 25 Nov 2019
One hundred one years ago today 130 Sailors and Coast Guardsmen onboard cutter Tampa paid the ultimate price to safeguard liberty during World War I ... John Kendall, grandnephew of Saldarini, sat looking at the audience in awe and shock. He couldn’t believe how much these service members were going out of their way to honor his granduncle.
Secret Service Officers Work With K-9s
Mon, 25 Nov 2019
U.S. Secret Service officers work with their K-9s at their new facility at the Rowley Training Center in Beltsville, Maryland.
Coast Guard Boot Camp Graduate Meets Son For First Time
Sun, 24 Nov 2019
Seaman Ryan Wilson holds his newborn son for the first time, as his wife and baby daughter happily watch. Wilson had just graduated U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, after completing the 8-week training course with Recruit Company Bravo-198.
The Four Paws Of Resilience
Sun, 24 Nov 2019
As the Air Force refocuses on resiliency, I think about the people who have been there for me, but I also think about the canine companions I’ve had in my life, and how they have been there for me every time.
We Are Going
Sun, 24 Nov 2019
We are going to the Moon by 2024 to stay ... Then to Mars ... And this is how.
Airman, Pilot Takeoff Salute
Sat, 23 Nov 2019
Airman 1st Class Damon, 332d Air Expeditionary Wing crew chief, and pilot of a F-15E Strike Eagle salute each other before takeoff at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
Hooyah Battle Chaps
Sat, 23 Nov 2019
As the night shift begins, 1MC (shipboard public address circuits) clicks on ... “stand by for the evening prayer”. A deep voice dripping with a Kansas accent passes throughout the ship, “good evening big five family”. This one of the nightly routines for Lt. Joshua Holland, amphibious assault ship USS Bataan’s LHD 5, deputy chaplain, who has been lovingly dubbed by the crew as “Battle Chaps”.
Cutters Midgett and Kimball Transit To Honolulu
Sat, 23 Nov 2019
Two of the newest U.S. Coast Guard Cutters, Midgett (WMSL 757) and Kimball (WMSL 756), transit to their homeport Honolulu, Hawaii.
Para-Commando With Old Glory Above Aviation Nation 2019
Fri, 22 Nov 2019
A member of the Para-Commandos, the U.S. Special Operations Command, premier aerial parachute demonstration team carries the American flag as the national anthem plays at the Aviation Nation 2019 Air Show at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
Camp Roberts Historical Museum Brings Army History Alive
Fri, 22 Nov 2019
The Camp Roberts Historical Museum has two historic World War II-era buildings with a variety of static and interactive exhibits, including... wheeled and track vehicles; video viewing rooms; military research libraries; archival room; historical weapons; vintage maps; photos; and, around fifty life-like mannequins.
USS Germantown Fires Close-In Weapons System
Fri, 22 Nov 2019
The Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) that is part of Commander, Amphibious Squadron 11 fires a close in weapons system during its deployment in the Indo-Pacific region.
Sailor Fires Machine Gun From Sea Hawk
Thu, 21 Nov 2019
Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Joseph Tonna, assigned to the "Merlins" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 3, fires a .50 caliber machine gun from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, while participating in a weapons qualification exercise off the coast of southern California.
Aussies Reconnect With U.S. Marines At The Blue Diamond
Thu, 21 Nov 2019
Graeme and Carmel Day had just arrived from Australia for the first stop of their two-day base tour of Camp Pendleton to partake in the trip of a lifetime after years of personal study and admiration for the feats of the 1st Marine Division in the Pacific during World War Two. But their interest in the 1st Marine Division was more than just academic curiosity. In 1943, Graeme’s grandparents had welcomed three U.S. Marines into their home to stay with them during the Marines’ rest and recuperation period following the Battle of Guadalcanal.
Patriot Missile Career Training
Thu, 21 Nov 2019
Soldiers who operate the Patriot missile defense system are trained at Fort Sill, as was the case in August 2019 during a training and capstone event for Patriot Fire Control Enhanced Operator/Maintainers (14E) and Patriot Launching Station Enhanced Operator/Maintainers (14T).
Old Glory Parachute Jump - Marne Week
Wed, 20 Nov 2019
Sgt. 1st Class Shelby Bixler, an Army Special Forces Recruiter assigned to the Black Dagger Parachute Team, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, parachutes through the air with the American Flag to start off the Special Forces Challenge during Marne Week 2019.
Marine Corps F-35Bs and USS America Shape Future Of Amphibious Operations
Wed, 20 Nov 2019
For the first time, Marines, sailors and airmen from across I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) embarked more than a dozen fully operational F-35B Lightning IIs aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America ... Particular emphasis partnering Marine forces with surface combatants was placed on combining Landing Helicopter Assault and Dock ships with superior aviation capabilities unique to the F-35B ... creating a 'Lightning Carrier'.
Marines At Martial Arts Instructor Course - Camp Hansen
Wed, 20 Nov 2019
U.S. Marines with 3rd Marine Division and Marine Corps Installations Pacific participate in a three week Martial Arts Instructor course on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.
Marine Corps Recruits - Forming Day
Tue, 19 Nov 2019
Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion experience Forming Day learning the rules and regulations of recruit training on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC.
Students Attend STEM Event At Colonel Bud Day Field
Tue, 19 Nov 2019
Students from West High School, jumped off a large yellow school bus in Sioux City, Iowa to attend a Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) event at Colonel Bud Day Field.
Flying Through Hurricane Dorian
Tue, 19 Nov 2019
U.S. Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters fly through the eye of Hurricane Dorian on September 2, 2019 to gather pertinent data for the National Hurricane Center to assist in forecasting.
Military Veterans Honored In Branson
Mon, 18 Nov 2019
Scenes of the Branson 2019 Veterans Week opening live "Vets For Vets" Show and Veterans Village by the nonprofit Branson Veterans Task Force. Both are free occurring annually and all about honoring military veterans.
USS Olympia Completes Around-The-World 'Final' Deployment
Mon, 18 Nov 2019
The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia successfully completed a seven-month around-the-world 'final' deployment, while conducting operations in support of national security.
USS Constitution Educator Underway 2019
Mon, 18 Nov 2019
The USS Constitution is underway in Boston Harbor with educators to celebrate the beginning of the school year and commemorate Constitution’s lifelong role in education.Three hundred educators with their students took the special learning cruise in September 2019.
Boston ICE Officers Arrest Criminal Aliens
Sun, 17 Nov 2019
Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Boston ICE Officers conducted a 3-day enforcement operation targeting fugitive criminal aliens involved in the illegal narcotics trade. ERO Officers made a total of 19 arrests in the greater Boston area.
Soldiers Put Skills To The Test In Training Events
Sun, 17 Nov 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers from the 3-1 AHB conducted a dynamic variety of training exercises, including a bilateral paradrop, a personnel recovery training lane and aerial gunnery qualification tables, at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.
Soldiers Live-Fire M4s In ROK
Sun, 17 Nov 2019
Helmet view of U.S. Army soldiers with 3rd Brigade (Greywolf Brigade), 1st Cavalry Division conduct squad live-fire training with M4 carbines during deployment in the Republic of Korea.
Coast Guard Officers Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross
Sat, 16 Nov 2019
Coast Guard Lt. Cmdrs Jason Carrillo and Daniel Crowley received the Distinguished Flying Cross medal in Washington, D.C. for their heroic actions during the Coast Guard’s Hurricane Harvey response.
Marines Taser Train At Camp Foster
Sat, 16 Nov 2019
U.S. Marines assigned to Provost Marshal’s Office, Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific, underwent Human Electro-muscular Incapacitation Taser training at Camp Foster.
Marines Live-Fire M1A1 Tanks At Camp Lejeune
Sat, 16 Nov 2019
U.S. Marines with 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division conduct a course of fire during a gunnery range at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to maintain combat effectiveness on the M1A1 Abrams main battle tank.
Blue Angels Perform At 2019 NAS Pensacola Air Show
Fri, 15 Nov 2019
The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels perform aerial acts during the 2019 Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show.
EOD Technicians Conduct EODEX 2019
Fri, 15 Nov 2019
Two explosive ordnance disposal Marines, an Air Force EOD technician and a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist Marine stood around a manhole, peering down at a dummy with its limbs in unnatural positions ... a simulated casualty that needed to be retrieved.
Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demo
Fri, 15 Nov 2019
A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew conducts a search and rescue demonstration in San Diego that was viewed by visitors aboard the USS Midway Museum at the Navy Pier.
Vietnam – 10 14 58
Thu, 14 Nov 2019
I was 10 when I learned there was war going on ... Because I had a friend whose daddy was gone ... To a faraway place, for far, far too long ... He lived in a prison camp in Vietnam...
Soldier Gives Boy Flag On Veterans Day
Thu, 14 Nov 2019
A U.S. Army soldier hands a flag to a little boy sitting on his dad's shoulders as their family's attends the National Veterans Day Observation in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Saving Lives In The Future Battlespace
Thu, 14 Nov 2019
In and out of emerald islands that dot the clear turquoise of the Caribbean Sea, a Texas Air National Guard C-130 Hercules from the 136th Airlift Wing out of Carswell Field, Texas, weaves close enough to see the windows of the colorful houses in the hills below as its crew executes low-level navigation during a training event at the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix.
Demo Teams Hudson River Flyover
Thu, 14 Nov 2019
History was made as the F-35 Demo Team participated in a multinational flyover the Hudson River in Manhattan and West Point, New York. The formation included the F-22 Demo Team, Thunderbirds and Royal Air Force Red Arrows.
POTUS Trump and First Lady Escorted by Marines
Wed, 13 Nov 2019
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump escorted by U.S. Marines await the arrival of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Mrs. Emine Erdogan Wednesday at the South Portico of the White House.
POWs Operationalize History On NAS Pensacola
Wed, 13 Nov 2019
Thousands of officer and enlisted aviation students receive flight physical evaluations annually through the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. Tucked away in the back of the same building that all of those students receive their first flight physical is the Robert E. Mitchell Center (REMC) for Prisoner of War (POW) Studies.
President Trump's Remarks At NYC 2019 Veterans Day Parade
Wed, 13 Nov 2019
Today, we come together as one nation to salute the veterans of the United States Armed Forces ... the greatest warriors to ever walk the face of the Earth. Our veterans risked everything for us. Now, it is our duty to serve and protect them every single day of our lives.
National Veterans Day Observance 2019
Tue, 12 Nov 2019
Veterans, troops, and other visitors attend the National Veterans Day Observation in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Newest Soldiers, Future Vets Embody America's Hopes, Dreams
Tue, 12 Nov 2019
Young military members undergoing initial entry training are the embodiment of America’s hopes and dreams ... the vessels bearing the torches of this nation’s most precious ideals and beliefs.
Sailors Fire M-240 B Machine Gun
Tue, 12 Nov 2019
Sailors assigned to Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa fire an M-240 B machine gun during a sustainment shoot at Camp Hansen in Okinawa, Japan.
I'd Be The Hero
Mon, 11 Nov 2019
Heartfelt music video involving third graders from Tussing Elementary School performing "I'd Be The Hero" written Michael and Angela Souders that honors active troops, their wounded and fallen comrades ... and the ones who served before them ... veterans.
Veterans Day 2019
Mon, 11 Nov 2019
Presidential Proclamation... "On November 11, Americans commemorate the service, sacrifice, and immeasurable contributions of our Nation’s veterans who have proudly worn our country’s uniform to defend and preserve our precious liberty. As we celebrate Veterans Day, we pause to recognize the brave men and women who have fearlessly and faithfully worked to defend the United States and our freedom. Their devotion to duty and patriotism deserves the respect and admiration of our grateful Nation each and every day..."
Stovell Brothers Keep Family Tradition Of Army Service
Mon, 11 Nov 2019
The three Stovall brothers follow a proud military family tradition and legacy of service to the Army ... Altogether, the five Stovall generations (starting with the great-grandfather) have completed nine combat tours, with more on the way before their duty to country and service in the Army is complete.
Soldiers Fire AT4-CS Weapon
Mon, 11 Nov 2019
U.S. Soldiers assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, fire AT4-CS confined space light anti-armor weapons at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
U.S. Marine Corps 244th Birthday
Sun, 10 Nov 2019
Happy 244th birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps ... and to each brave, proud, honorable Marine (Active, Reserve, and Veteran) ... Semper Fidelis!
The Warrior's Fight ... Paying It Forward
Sun, 10 Nov 2019
Marine Forces Special Operations Command hosted Chad Robichaux, founder of the Mighty Oaks Foundation, to provide information to Marines and Sailors about the Mighty Oaks Warrior Program that uses a grassroots approach, empowering veterans and active duty members to begin their PTSD healing.
Marines Provide Artillery Support - ITX 5-19
Sun, 10 Nov 2019
U.S. Marines with Kilo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment fire the M777 Howitzer in support of the Mechanized Assault Course during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-19 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
BraveHearts At Marine Corps War Memorial
Sat, 09 Nov 2019
BraveHearts riders stop in front of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial during the Trail to Zero ride in Arlington, Virginia. The Trail to Zero ride came to Northern Virginia to shed light on the epidemic of Veteran suicide.
JBSA Honor Guard - Past, Present and Future
Sat, 09 Nov 2019
For each Honor Guardsman, this duty can be something totally different. To capture the entire realm of honor guard, three Airmen gave their perspective.
Patriot Warrior 2019
Sat, 09 Nov 2019
Patriot Warrior is the Air Force Reserve Command’s premier exercise, providing an opportunity for Reserve Citizen Airmen to train with joint and international partners in airlift, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support at Fort McCoy, Wis., Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., and Minneapolis-St. Paul Joint Air Reserve Station, Minnesota.
God Bless The USA by The Texas Tenors
Sat, 09 Nov 2019
The Texas Tenors' heartfelt, inpiring God Bless The USA music video of the iconic patriotic song written by Lee Greenwood.
Rescue Squadron Pave Hawk Over Moody AFB
Fri, 08 Nov 2019
An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron participates in the 2019 Thunder Over South Georgia Open House combat search and rescue demonstration at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia.
Never Forget, Never Lose Faith
Fri, 08 Nov 2019
In 1967 a 12-year-old boy received a telegram notifying him that an aircraft carrying his father, Maj. Mark Stephensen, had failed to return after a mission in North Vietnam. That boy was Mark Stephensen II, vice-chairman for the National League of POW/MIA families.
Miniature Blimp Swarm
Fri, 08 Nov 2019
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researchers have advanced physicomimetics and nature-inspired techniques for teams of autonomous systems and plan to continue to develop new algorithms for swarming behaviors.
EOD Technicians Free-Fall Training
Thu, 07 Nov 2019
Explosive ordnance disposal technicians, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8, conduct military free-fall training with Spanish service members in Rota, Spain.
Innovative Thinking At 'Hack the Machine' 2019
Thu, 07 Nov 2019
Hack the Machine is a unique digital experience that brings together a diverse set of professionals to work alongside military and government personnel to address some of the most challenging issues the Navy is currently facing.
Soldiers Conduct Live Claymore Range
Thu, 07 Nov 2019
Soldiers with 65th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, conduct a live claymore range at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Soldiers Provide Tactical Combat Casualty Care
Wed, 06 Nov 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers with the Regimental Support Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment provide tactical combat casualty care during a simulated indirect fire attack during Dragoon Ready 20 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.
Tougher Combat-Like Standards For Army Small Arms Training
Wed, 06 Nov 2019
The U.S. Army has drawn up a sweeping overhaul of how it will train Soldiers in using small arms ... rifles, pistols and automatic rifles ... a revamp that adds tougher standards and combat-like rigor to training and testing marksmanship.
Marines Fire M240B Machine Guns - Agile Spirit 2019
Wed, 06 Nov 2019
U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, fire the M240B machine gun, during exercise Agile Spirit 2019 in Orpholo, Georgia.
MCAS Iwakuni Marine Corps Birthday Pageant
Tue, 05 Nov 2019
U.S. Marines and Sailors from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, take part in the 244th Marine Corps birthday uniform pageant at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
Marines Train At Eager Lion 2019
Tue, 05 Nov 2019
U.S. Marines with India Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participated in military-to-military relationship building exercises during Exercise Eager Lion 2019 in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Tactical Air Control Party Specialists Conduct Training
Tue, 05 Nov 2019
U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Control Party Specialists (TACP) conduct training at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. These highly trained experts go through intense physical, mental and technical training in order to withstand the demanding conditions of battle and provide their team with the firepower they need for continued success on the battlefield.
Students Give Back To Roseburg VA Health Care System
Mon, 04 Nov 2019
Fifteen freshman students from Douglas High School partnered with the Roseburg VA Health Care System to help give back to the Veteran community, Roseburg, Oregon.
Fearless Female Troops Unite, Empower One Another
Mon, 04 Nov 2019
Trekking along a road blazed more than a century ago by the late Opha May Johnson, the first female to enlist into the U.S. Marine Corps, is no easy feat. Thousands have courageously followed her footsteps encouraging powerful women, of all nationalities ... The Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army Quick Reaction Force is comprised of a platoon of female Soldiers trained for rapid response situations where male Soldiers cannot realistically engage with women encountered by the armed forces.
U.S. Navy Seabees
Mon, 04 Nov 2019
For over 70 years, the men and women of the Naval Construction Force (Seabees) have been giving their all to protect our Nation and serve our armed forces with pride.
WWII POW Lt. Crotty's Full Honors Burial
Sun, 03 Nov 2019
The U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard begins the flag-folding ceremony as part of the full military honors burial for Lt. Thomas Crotty, a USCG POW, in Buffalo, New York. Crotty was taken prisoner following the defense of the Philippines in World War II and later died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. His remains were recently identified by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.
Airman Helps Fight War On Drugs
Sun, 03 Nov 2019
As a criminal analyst, Tech. Sgt. Michael Hilliard combines his unique civilian skills with the capabilities gained through his military service to help support the Counterdrug Task Force and their fight against drugs.
Combat Artists
Sun, 03 Nov 2019
In Norway, illustrative journalist Richard Johnson mentored U.S. Marine Corps Captain CJ Baumann, as they sketched U.S. Marines and Norwegian troops involved in moving tanks and performing other activites during NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 2018.
Air Force Freestyle Drill Team Performs
Sat, 02 Nov 2019
Members of the 338th Training Squadron freestyle drill team perform during the 81st Training Group drill down on the Levitow Training Support Facility drill pad at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.
Autonomous Swarming Aerial Payload Delivery System
Sat, 02 Nov 2019
The team of NIWC Atlantic engineers has been advancing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology through their work on autonomous drone swarms for nearly a decade, and most recently demonstrated hardware consolidation and integration with another NIWC Atlantic project at the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise.
White Falcons Conduct Airborne Op
Sat, 02 Nov 2019
Paratroopers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conducted an airborne operation on Sicily Drop Zone at Fort Bragg.
Sea Hawk Jacksonville Flyover
Fri, 01 Nov 2019
A MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 46 stationed at Naval Station Mayport, flies over Jacksonville, Florida.
Strong Bonds Foster Positive Communication, Relationship Resiliency
Fri, 01 Nov 2019
The Strong Bonds family readiness program is making a positive impact at a command that deploys regularly. The chaplain-led program aims to increase Soldier and family readiness through relationship education and skills training. The program offers events for married couples, single Soldiers and families.
Soldiers React To Complex Enemy Attack - PC2019
Fri, 01 Nov 2019
Army National Guard Soldiers react to a complex enemy attack (indirect and direct fire) at night and then again into the morning during Patriot Crucible 2019 (PC2019) ... an intense two-week field training exercise ... at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts.
Army Master Sgt. Matthew Williams Receives Medal of Honor
Thu, 31 Oct 2019
Scenes of U.S. Army Master Sgt. Matthew O. Williams being presented the Medal of Honor by President Donald J. Trump ... as his family, fellow Green Beret soldiers, other Medal of Honor recipients, Army leaders, and other government officials proudly witness him being recognized as one of the United States' greatest hero.
Army Special Forces MSgt. Matthew Williams Receives Medal of Honor
Thu, 31 Oct 2019
President Donald J. Trump presented the Medal of Honor to Master Sgt. Matthew Williams Wednesday, for his actions in Shok Valley that saved the lives of his fellow Soldiers and commandos. Williams is the second member of his detachment to receive the Medal of Honor for the same operation.
Matthew Williams' Medal of Honor Ceremony
Thu, 31 Oct 2019
President Donald J. Trump presents U.S. Army Master Sgt. Matthew O. Williams with the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty for his heroic actions during the Battle of Shok Valley in the Nuristan Province of Afghanistan in April 2008.
Cradle-Drop Drag During EFMB Qualification
Wed, 30 Oct 2019
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Savanah Gideon, a combat medic assigned to the Womack Army Medical Center, conducts a cradle-drop drag with a fellow soldier casualty during the Expert Field Medical Badge qualification course.
Handheld Tablet Improves Situational Awareness For Marines
Wed, 30 Oct 2019
The Marine Air-Ground Task Force Common Handheld is a tablet-based communication system that enhances situational awareness on the battlefield. The device enables dismounted Marines to leverage commercial smart devices to plot and share locations.
Marines Conduct Mountain Exercise 4-19
Wed, 30 Oct 2019
U.S. Marines with 1st Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group operate in a mountainous terrain in order to supply Marines with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment during Mountain Exercise 4-19 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center at Bridgeport, California.
Rapid Deployment Flight Formation
Tue, 29 Oct 2019
U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey helicopters with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169 currently attached to 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, fly in a formation during a rapid deployment exercise conducted by 1st MAW in Okinawa, Japan.
WWII Fallen Marine Finally Comes Home
Tue, 29 Oct 2019
Staff Sgt. Wesley L. Kroenung was 24 years old when he made the commitment to join the United States Marine Corps and become a Marine Corps combat cameraman. Before long, Kroenung found himself storming the shores of Tarawa, where he would ultimately make the greatest sacrifice by laying down his life for his country.
Army Sgt. James G. Johnston - Dignified Transfer
Tue, 29 Oct 2019
A U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Sgt. James G. Johnston (24), during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Sgt. Johnston died due to injuries sustained by small arms fire in Afghanistan. He received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Battlefield Cross Guards Memorial Traveling Wall
Mon, 28 Oct 2019
A Battlefield Cross stands silent guard in front of the Oregon Memorial Traveling Wall during the Roseburg VA Health Care System's annual Veteran Stand Down in Roseburg, Oregon.
Spacecom Allows USA To Retain 'High Ground'
Mon, 28 Oct 2019
U.S. Space Command (Air Force Space Command) is an integral part of today's National Security Strategy. Great power competition with Russia and China has returned. Iran and North Korea pose lesser, but still dangerous, challenges. Space Command must deter enemies from challenging U.S. space capabilities, and, if that fails, be able to soundly defeat any threat.
Coast Guard In The Pacific - WWII To Today
Mon, 28 Oct 2019
A look at the U.S. Coast Guard serving as a vital component of the Pacific Campaign during World War II including its role in the liberation of Guam in 1944 ... with the same ongoing valiant service through today ... 75 years later.
Search and Rescue Exercise Off Maui
Sun, 27 Oct 2019
The crew of the Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter William Hart standby after a Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted it’s rescue basket with Oscar, a simulated rescue dummy, during a search and rescue exercise near Kapalua, Maui.
Former VW POW, Fighter Pilot Shares Leadership Wisdom
Sun, 27 Oct 2019
For several months, a dank 6.5' x 7' foot cell at the Hanoi Hilton served as a crucible that tested the limits of human endurance for retired Air Force Col. Leon Ellis and three of his fellow prisoners.
12th Air Force (AFSOUTH)
Sun, 27 Oct 2019
The 12th Air Force (AFSOUTH) organizes, trains and equips Airmen under its command for worldwide deployment. It also serves as the air and space component to U.S. Southern Command, working with partner nations in the region in order to support operations in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
Virtual Reality Pilot Training At Air Force Academy
Sat, 26 Oct 2019
U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet 1st Class Cade Cavanagh uses an immersive training device during a virtual reality Pilot Training Next course at the U.S. Air Force Academy airfield.
Seabees Conduct Command Post Exercise
Sat, 26 Oct 2019
Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 conducted Command Post Exercise on Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme as part of the battalion's Fleet Response Training Plan. The exercise challenges NMCB-3's command and control, communications and timely decision making capabilities through real-world scenarios.
We Are Navy CRNAs
Sat, 26 Oct 2019
U.S. Navy Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are advanced practice registered nurses with graduate level education, who enjoy a high degree of autonomy and professional respect.
Coastal Riverine Squadron Live-Fire
Fri, 25 Oct 2019
Scenes of Coastal Riverine Squadron 3 conducting live-fire exercises aboard a Mark VI patrol boat at an undisclosed location in the Pacific Ocean.
Army Reserve Soldiers Hone Combat Skills
Fri, 25 Oct 2019
Army Reserve Soldiers from across the nation conducted a variety of combat related training in an effort to hone their individual and collective skills and increase their overall battlefield lethality and survivability.
11th MEU MRF VBSS Training - Arabian Gulf
Fri, 25 Oct 2019
U.S. Marines and Sailors with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha in the Arabian Gulf.
Tomb of the Unknown's Oldest Living Sentinel
Thu, 24 Oct 2019
Jack Eaton (100), the oldest living Tomb Sentinel (1938-1940), visits the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with his family ... meeting current Sentinels and watching the Changing of the Guard Ceremony.
Scrum For Warfighters
Thu, 24 Oct 2019
“Scrum” is a process of identifying goals or problems and working as a team with a singular end state in mind. Transparency and open communication keep everyone on track with what they are doing and why. This allows members of the team to assess the effectiveness of their actions and adjust constantly to improve.
Soldiers Conduct Decisive Action - 2019 Hickory Sting
Thu, 24 Oct 2019
Over 4,200 Soldiers from four National Guard states comprised of North Carolina, West Virginia, Ohio and South Carolina National Guardsmen conduct a decisive action rotation focused on combined arms maneuver and collective gunnery at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California for Operation Hickory Sting.
Marines Fire M16A4 Rifles
Wed, 23 Oct 2019
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 8, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, fire M16A4 service rifles during the advance motorized operators course as part of Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 1-20 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Airman Pursues Passion In Honor Guard
Wed, 23 Oct 2019
He learned early in his career that he had a passion for instilling confidence and discipline into Airmen. Now, Tech. Sgt. Jamaal Smalls feels privileged to be the NCO in charge (NCOIC) of Moody’s Honor Guard to pass those values into Airmen he leads.
Defense Logistics Agency Energy In Action
Wed, 23 Oct 2019
With a history that spans more than 70 years, dating back to World War II, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy provides the Department of Defense and other government agencies with comprehensive energy solutions in the most effective and efficient manner possible.
Fast Rope Onto Coast Guard Cutter
Tue, 22 Oct 2019
Coast Guard members from Maritime Security Response Team West based out of San Diego, fast rope from a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter onto the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast for a tactical demonstration during 2019 San Francisco Fleet Week’s Parade of Ships.
USS Boxer Resurrects WWII Communication Tactic
Tue, 22 Oct 2019
One hundred and ten degree heat radiated from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer as an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter swooped in and dropped a message resurrecting an 80-year-old aircraft-to-ship alternative communication method used during World War II.
Young Marines At Cyber Camp
Tue, 22 Oct 2019
Teens with the Young Marines attend a cyber camp held on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virgina learning about various cyber career fields and opportunities.
F-22 Raptors Over Hawaii Pacific Blue
Mon, 21 Oct 2019
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors fly in formation, following a personnel airdrop training mission with a C-17 Globemaster III on the northern side of Oahu, Hawaii above the Pacific Ocean.
Brave Rifles Trooper Chases American Dream
Mon, 21 Oct 2019
Sgt. Michael K. Biwott, a supply specialist with 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, was born and raised in Kenya before coming to America and then enlisting into the Army with the goal of running track or cross country for the USA in the Olympics..
Air Force Security Forces Investigations
Mon, 21 Oct 2019
Security Forces Investigators at Moody Air Force Base demonstrate and explain their crucial role that involves conducting investigations into criminal, fraud, counterintelligence, internal security, and other security concerns.
Sailor Shows Boy Machine Gun
Sun, 20 Oct 2019
A Special Warfare Combatant-Crewman shows a local-area student how to fire a machine gun on the deck of a ship at a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) event as part of Fleet Week Hampton Roads on Naval Station Norfolk.
TIGERCOMP XVI - Tank Gunnery Competition
Sun, 20 Oct 2019
Hand-selected Marines from across the Corps, active duty and reserve, traveled to Camp Pendleton to compete in TIGERCOMP XVI, an annual tank gunnery competition, that determines the Marine Corps’ most lethal tank crew.
Into The Jungle Medical Course
Sun, 20 Oct 2019
The rigorous 10-day Jungle Medicine Course at Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan trains Navy medical personnel assigned to Marine forces on jungle survival skills, patient tracking, field medical care, and casualty evacuation techniques.
Shoothouse Entry
Sat, 19 Oct 2019
U.S. Army Pfc. Brett Radovich with the 82nd Airborne Division awaits the command to enter a shoot house for a rehearsal iteration of a live-fire event on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
A Hidden White Hat, Hero
Sat, 19 Oct 2019
The term “white hat” describes a person who goes beyond to care for others ahead of themselves and make a positive difference in the world around them. In other words, “white hats” are heroes. Rey Febo’s actions in his life have affected many people for the better. And he is one of the Air Force Materiel Command's hidden white hats.
Make-A-Wish Alexander Hipp - Schofield Barracks
Sat, 19 Oct 2019
The U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division hosted Make-A-Wish recipient Alexander Hipp and his family showing them around Schofield Barracks, Hawaii in celebration of his younger brother and him being cured from a critical disease.
Marine Gears Up Boy At Elementary School
Fri, 18 Oct 2019
Cpl. Christopher Lim, a Physical Security Specialist with the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Provost Marshal Office, puts gears on a student at the Pomerado Elementary School in Poway, California.
From Country Boy To Navy Marksman
Fri, 18 Oct 2019
Aviation Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Levi Dodge kept his passion for the outdoors and shooting close to his heart. He tried out for a membership on the U.S. Navy Marksmanship Team and qualified on his first try.
Marine Corps Reserve Scout Sniper Training - ITX 5-19
Fri, 18 Oct 2019
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, conduct training on Range 205 during Integrated Training Exercise 5-19 (ITX 5-19) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Coast Guard Paw Patrol
Thu, 17 Oct 2019
Members from various Coast Guard Marine Safety and Security Teams and the Marine Security Force Team gather along San Francisco’s waterfront during Fleet Week.
79 Years of Airborne History At Fort Benning, Birthplace of U.S. Paratrooper
Thu, 17 Oct 2019
Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning commemorated the 2019 National Airborne Day on August 16th at Fryar Drop Zone at Fort Benning.
We Are The U.S. Coast Guard
Thu, 17 Oct 2019
Coast Guard members from units in the Eighth Coast Guard District showcasing the diverse jobs within their area of responsibility in recognition of Coast Guard Day August 4, 2019.
USAF Honor Guard On National Mall
Wed, 16 Oct 2019
Members of the United States Air Force Honor Guard conduct training at the National Mall in front of the Lincoln Memorial with the Washington Monument in the background. The four-man team practiced a variety of movements and rifle tosses in front of both locals and tourists as the sun set on the mall.
Elementary School Teacher Serves Country and Corps
Wed, 16 Oct 2019
Bureau of Labor Statistics has stated that one in five teachers have secondary occupations. For one Charlotte, North Carolina native, her profession outside of school hours isn’t just another job, it’s a commitment to serve and protect.
F-35As and F15Es - Rapid Forge 2019
Wed, 16 Oct 2019
U.S. Air Force F-35A Lighting II aircraft, assigned to the 421st Fighter Squadron and F-15E Strike Eagles, assigned to the 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina participate in Operation Rapid Forge.
POTUS With 2019 LLWS Baseball and Softball Champs
Tue, 15 Oct 2019
President Donald J. Trump poses for a photo with Little League World Series baseball and softball champs, Louisiana's Eastbank All-Stars team and North Carolina's Rowan Little League team in the Oval Office of the White House.
Breaking The Cycle
Tue, 15 Oct 2019
Senior Master Sgt. Neco Johnson could’ve followed the destructive path of a young man, who was raised in an unstable environment like his and ended up in jail or possibly dead ... From family issues and compromised home settings to a heavy presence of drug use, every day brought new challenges his way.
USS Carl Vinson Carrier SG - Simulated Strait Transit
Tue, 15 Oct 2019
The USS Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group conducts a simulated strait transit during a composite training unit exercise off the coast of Southern California.
Army Junior ROTC Students At Boo Bash
Mon, 14 Oct 2019
U.S. Army Junior ROTC students from the Ansbach Middle High School at the annual 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Boo Bash event held on Katterbach Kaserne, Ansbach, Germany. The students volunteered to decorate and hand out candy to children during the trunk-or-treat.
Navy Operating Room Nurses, Techs Learn Surgical Skills
Mon, 14 Oct 2019
Navy Operating Room Nurses and Technicians learned orthopedic surgical skills like using bone drills and saws, during a special hands-on training. The training was intended to increase efficiency among the OR teams through shared skills and knowledge.
U.S. Army Snipers In Zodiac Boat Engage Targets - 2019 EBSTC
Mon, 14 Oct 2019
U.S. Army Snipers set up to engage targets in a zodiac boat during the European Best Sniper Team Competition (EBSTC) at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
U.S. Navy's 244th Birthday
Sun, 13 Oct 2019
Happy 244th Birthday to the U.S. Navy and proud salute to the brave, honorable active and veteran sailors along with all other patriots involved with the Navy!
Learning Lessons At Historic Saratoga Battlefield
Sun, 13 Oct 2019
Future New York Army National Guard company commanders and first sergeants discussed leadership and tactical lessons learned from the 1777 Battle of Saratoga as they walked the battlefield.
Marines Conduct Advanced Motorized Operations Course
Sun, 13 Oct 2019
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group participate in the advanced motorized operations course as part of integrated training exercise 5-19 on Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms.
Super Stallion Takes Off USS Boxer
Sat, 12 Oct 2019
A CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, takes off of the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer during a vertical replenishment-at-sea.
How One Marine Appreciates The Logistics In Life and The Corps
Sat, 12 Oct 2019
When Johnson chose to enlist after high school, it wasn’t just to avoid an alternate fate. Johnson said he had always wanted to be a Marine and joined to serve his country. “My precious constitution!” he exclaimed. “It seems like everyone only really wants to follow it when it’s convenient for them and I am not a big fan of that, so I thought, Hey! Might as well go to the place that will protect it and preserve it.”
Montford Point Marine Phillip Johnson Sr. - Congressional Gold Medal
Sat, 12 Oct 2019
Marines, family and friends gather for a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony posthumously honoring Montford Point Marine Sgt. (ret.) Phillip A. Johnson Sr. on July 27, 2019 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Coast Guard Members Awarded For Heroic Efforts
Fri, 11 Oct 2019
Members of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City pose for a photo after an award ceremony where 13 were awarded with Air Medals and one was awarded with the Distinguished Flying Cross for their actions in Hurricane Harvey and Florence, as well as four search and rescue cases throughout 2018 and 2019.
An Air Force Coder's Tale
Fri, 11 Oct 2019
Senior Airman Dorian Stacy, 423rd Communications Squadron network operations technician, is in charge of protecting the cyber networks' security and operations for RAF Alconbury and RAF Molesworth.
Artemis 1 Mission - Virtual
Fri, 11 Oct 2019
An artist rendering of the upcoming Artemis 1 mission to the Moon starting with the launch of the Orion spacecraft by world’s most powerful rocket, the lunar orbit, and return to earth.
First African American Fighter Pilot Memorial
Thu, 10 Oct 2019
Two wreaths stand beside a statue of 2nd Lt. Eugene Jacques Bullard, the first African American fighter pilot, who flew combat flights in World War I and was known as ... The Black Swallow of Death.
USS Ronald Reagan Conducts RAS With All-Female Rig Team
Thu, 10 Oct 2019
Twenty-one female Sailors assigned to the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan’s (CVN 76) Deck Department formed the first all-female underway replenishment (UNREP) rig team during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) detail.
Submarine Races Promote STEM Learning For Future Force
Thu, 10 Oct 2019
University and high school students from around the world participated in the International Submarine Races in Bethesda, Maryland to energize young people about STEM learning and careers.
Navy Drill Team Performs For Elementary Students
Wed, 09 Oct 2019
A drill team assigned to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard performs for students at Alum Creek Elementary School during Charleston Navy Week.
87 Year Old Grad Still Enjoys Marching With New West Point Cadets
Wed, 09 Oct 2019
No matter the obstacle, the distance or the weather, since members of the Long Gray Line were invited to the March Back at the U.S. Military Academy 20 years ago ... Wallace Ward (87) has completed every single one.
2019 European Best Sniper Team Competition - Cold Bore
Wed, 09 Oct 2019
Sniper teams form various nations engage targets during the cold bore shoot event of the European Best Sniper Team Competition at Grafenwoehr, Germany.
Soldiers Conduct Security In Best Warrior Competition
Tue, 08 Oct 2019
U.S. Army Spc. Alexander Vandermark pulls security on a detainee during the 2019 HQDA Best Warrior Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia.
Marines Earn Martial Arts Instructor Tab After Enduring Grueling Course
Tue, 08 Oct 2019
After three rigorous weeks of obstacle course line-drills, aquatic training, and countless hours of free sparring during Marine Corps Martial Arts instructor course 205-19 ... six Marines earned their instructor tab signifying they are now Marine Corps Martial Arts Program instructors.
Amphibious Beach Assault - Talisman Sabre 2019
Tue, 08 Oct 2019
Forces from the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, and Japan commence an amphibious beach assault at King's Beach in Bowen, Queensland during Talisman Sabre 2019.
Marines Patrol During Tiger Strike 2019
Mon, 07 Oct 2019
U.S. Marines with Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct a patrolling exercise during a Tiger Strike 2019 training event in a Malaysian jungle.
Weather Airmen Train To Support Army's JTF Fight
Mon, 07 Oct 2019
Staff Weather Officers were put to the test during a Certification Field Exercise (CFX) Camp Bowie Training Center, Texas. The CFX evaluates the squadron’s overall tactical ability and readiness to provide the U.S. Army with full spectrum environmental support to the Joint Task Force fight.
Undergraduate Pilot Training - 50 Years
Mon, 07 Oct 2019
The first Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 71-01, "First of the Finest," started July 17, 1969, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi and 50 years later pilot training continues as Specialized UPT.
B-29 Superfortress 'Doc' Takes Off
Sun, 06 Oct 2019
The B-29 Superfortress 'Doc' takes off from Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar, California after participating in a static display during the 2019 MCAS Miramar Air Show.
Revolutionizing AEGIS Combat System Training
Sun, 06 Oct 2019
What makes CIAT revolutionary compared to other shipboard training is its ability to replay decisions made during a scenario in a full screen debrief. Current shipboard training evaluations can feel subjective in nature – sometimes Sailors are left wondering what actually happened or what went wrong.
Soldiers Use Virtual Battle Space Trainer
Sun, 06 Oct 2019
Soldiers with 461st HR Company, U.S. Army Reserves train in convoy operations using the Virtual Battle Space (VBS3) Trainer at Fort Dix.
Memorial Ceremony For Medal of Honor Recipient Douglas Munro
Sat, 05 Oct 2019
U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May holds a memorial ceremony for Medal of Honor Recipient Douglas Munro near his statue on the parade field on base. It was the 77th anniversary of Munro’s extraordinarily heroic actions at Guadalcanal during World War II.
Hacking For Defense
Sat, 05 Oct 2019
Hacking for Defense is a graduate-level course that students, including U.S. Army cadets at West Point, learn problem-solving skills, while working to find solutions for Department of Defense problems.
Marines Conduct Basic Sniper Skills
Sat, 05 Oct 2019
U.S. Marines conducted basic sniper skills at the Waipahu Training Area, Hawaii. The training included stalking and hiding from trained sniper observers to improve unit readiness.
A-10 Thunderbolt II Aircraft Fire Flares
Fri, 04 Oct 2019
A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft fire flares during a combat air patrol mission over an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
Students From Texas Make History and Celebrate A Historic Moment
Fri, 04 Oct 2019
Micro-g NExT challenges undergraduate students to design, build and test a tool or device that addresses an authentic and current space exploration challenge. A team of students in Texas did just that with their tool now at the International Space Station.
TRACER - Combat Virtual Reality
Fri, 04 Oct 2019
The Tactically Reconfigurable Artificial Combat Enhanced Reality (TRACER) package consists of a virtual-reality headset, a backpack, a state-of-the-art simulated weapon designed to deliver realistic recoil, and a software package that creates multiple and adaptable simulation scenarios for security personnel to experience.
USS Wayne E. Meyer Celebrates 10 Years
Thu, 03 Oct 2019
The guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer celebrates the 10th anniversary of the ship’s commissioning, while transiting the South China Sea. Named after Rear Adm. Wayne E. Meyer, the “Father of Aegis, (FOA)” the crew stands in formation in his namesake.
Next Generation of Cyber Professionals At Meade High
Thu, 03 Oct 2019
Service members and Army Civilians representing U.S. Cyber Command (USCC) and the National Security Agency teach high school students from throughout Anne Arundel County Public Schools about the basics of cybersecurity as part of the Air Force Association (AFA) CyberPatriot CyberCamp at Meade High School.
Diving Deeper Depths - DPAA
Thu, 03 Oct 2019
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency's (DPAA) mission is to reunite service members and their families ... and with recent advances in technology allow scientists and researchers to explore underwater landscapes for troops still unaccounted for from previous wars that were previously unreachable.
President Trump Receives Nation's Sheriffs Recognition Plaque
Wed, 02 Oct 2019
President Donald J. Trump is presented with a plaque of recognition by "The Nation’s Sheriffs" from Sheriff Thomas Hodgson of Bristol County, Massachusetts as fellow sheriffs from other parts of the country proudly watch at the South Portico of the White House.
Soon-To-Be Officers Get A Taste Of Air Force Life
Wed, 02 Oct 2019
Air Force ROTC cadets from around the country visited Hill Air Force Base this summer to get a taste of what Air Force life will be like after graduation.
Eyes Above the Horizon - Valdosta
Wed, 02 Oct 2019
Over 60 kids from the Valdosta, Georgia area participated in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics exhibition at Moody Air Force Base that included a day at the Eyes Above the Horizon diversity outreach program by the Legacy Flight Academy.
Paratroopers Fast Rope From Blackhawk
Tue, 01 Oct 2019
Paratroopers with 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (A), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, fast-rope from a UH-60 Blackhawk during training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.
Surface Combat Systems Courses Recommended For ACE Accreditation
Tue, 01 Oct 2019
The U.S. Navy Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) recently announced that the American Council on Education (ACE), an academic accreditation agency, has recommended college credit for over 660 surface combat systems courses.
Assault Craft Unit 5 Capabilities
Tue, 01 Oct 2019
A glimpse at the capabilities and day-to-day operations of Assault Craft Unit 5 with a mission to operate and maintain combat ready Landing Craft Air Cushion in support of high-speed ship-to-shore movement of weapons systems, equipment, cargo and personnel of the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, and Joint Forces.
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