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Coast Guard Migrant Interdiction
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered help migrants transfer from the cutter's small boat to the cutter after the crew interdicted 11 migrants and two suspected smugglers approximately 12 miles east of Miami, Florida.
USS Chief Firefighting Trainer
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
No matter what a recruit's rate (job) will be in the Navy, there is one area of training they all receive that may someday be vital in saving lives aboard a ship - firefighting. Before they leave boot camp at Recruit Training Command, all recruits attend a five-day training evolution at the USS Chief that teaches them about Basic Damage Control and Fire Fighting before heading to the fleet.
Protecting The Pacific - Valiant Shield 18
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
U.S. Military members gather in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands for exercise Valiant Shield 2018. Valiant Shield is a biennial ... U.S. only exercise with a focus of integration of joint training among U.S. forces. This training enables real world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking, and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace.
USA Store ... Comforters &t Sets
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Comforters and sets that show your pride of country with patriotic designs of Old Glory and other inspiring scenes on your bed, while keeping you comfortably warm in the land of the free and home of the brave!
Last Measure Of Devotion - President George H.W. Bush
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
A solemn proud salute to George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the Unites States ... in remembrance of all that he gave to his beloved USA ... beyond self with honor and resolve ... as Head of State, Commander-In-Chief, Vice President, CIA Director, an Ambassador, a Congressman, RNC Chairman, and a heroic naval pilot ... along with being a great American Patriot, husband, father, grandfather ... and wonderful example of the Greatest Generation.
Celebrating National Guard's 382nd Birthday
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
Senior leaders of the New York National Guard join New York Army National Guard Pvt. Michael Mohabir and New York Air National Guard Airman Emily Irish, in cutting a birthday cake during a National Guard 382nd Birthday celebration held at New York National Guard headquarters.
“The President’s Own” Remembers George H. W. Bush
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
As the nation mourns the passing of one its finest patriots, current and former members of the Marine Band remember President George H. W. Bush as a man whose love of music and uncommon graciousness elevated the unique relationship between the Chief Executive and “The President’s Own”.
F-35s Over Lake and Mountains
Wed, 12 Dec 2018
A formation of F-35 Lightning IIs from the 388th Fighter Wing and 419th FW stationed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, perform aerial maneuvers during as part of a combat power exercise over Utah Test and Training Range.
Operation GRIT: Resiliency The USAFE-AFAFRICA Way
Wed, 12 Dec 2018
Operation GRIT is a holistic approach to strengthen resiliency, reinforce protective factors and reduce unwanted behaviors through deliberate and meaningful personal and professional development from commanders and supervisors.
New Landing System Test Aboard USS Abraham Lincoln
Wed, 12 Dec 2018
The F-35C Lighning II aircraft are the next step in the Navy's plan for air dominance with new landing system test aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier in August 2018 for the fifth-generation aircraft using technology that hits pretty close to home.
Honoring President George H.W. Bush
Tue, 11 Dec 2018
Commentary video honoring President George H.W. Bush ... who truly epitomized what the best of the Greatest Generation was all about ... including being a Great American Patriot ... with the mindset to serve beyond self!
Live-Fire On PCU Michael Monsoor
Tue, 11 Dec 2018
Damage Controlman 1st Class Jared Orler fires an M240B machine gun and Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Wesley Lacy, from Brownsville, Texas, fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire gunnery exercise on the flight deck aboard the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Monsoor.
Navy's Heritage Linked In Stained Glass
Tue, 11 Dec 2018
What started as a father-son stained glass window project has become a symbol of the Navy's heritage ... past, present and future.
Army-Navy Game Pass
Mon, 10 Dec 2018
Army West Point quarterback Kelvin Hopkins, Jr. sets up a pass during the 119th U.S. Army-Navy Game in Philadelphia, PA. The Army defeated the Navy for their third year in a row.
FanX 2018 STEM Outreach
Mon, 10 Dec 2018
The Hill Air Force Base Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Outreach Program recently teamed with the Utah Engineers Council to present a STEM exhibit during the 2018 FanX event in Salt Lake City.
Special Tactics Airmen
Mon, 10 Dec 2018
Special Tactics Airmen are the Air Force's ground special operations component. With more than 650 combat mission support Airmen and 1,000 Special Tactics operators in 29 locations, our operators are experts in global access, precision strike, personnel recovery and battlefield surgery operations. Special Tactics combines the core skills of Special Operation Forces with the tactical integration of air power to find unique solutions for ground problems.
Marine Recruiter Brings Home Opportunities
Sun, 09 Dec 2018
Individuals join the Marine Corps for many reasons like family legacy, building a greater life for our family and searching for challenge. While many accomplish these things while in the Marine Corps, a select few bring these opportunities to the youth in the United States and even fewer to their hometowns.
Army Military Police Field Training
Sun, 09 Dec 2018
U.S. Army 42nd Military Police Brigade conducts a field training exercise that involves treating and detaining suspects; processing detainees; defending a command post against attacks; and, a simulated riot.
Final Honors For President George H.W. Bush
Sun, 09 Dec 2018
The Final Honors For President George H.W. Bush collage reflects fellow Americans' remembrance for the 41st President of the United States ... George H. W. Bush … who gave full measure of service beyond self ... to his beloved nation … while always being there for his cherished, loving family.
Honoring President George H.W. Bush
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
How many Americans were aware of President George H.W. Bush's significance to our beloved USA before his death on November 30, 2018? He truly epitomized what the best of the Greatest Generation was all about ... serving country beyond self.
It’s A Wonderful Corps
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Audience members and U.S. Marines sing Christmas songs together during the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band Christmas “It’s a Wonderful Corps” Concert at the theater on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan.
Fox Company Pick Up
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
U.S. Marine Corps Drill Instructors of Fox Company, platoon 2096, set the tone for their new recruits by reaffirming the drill instructor's pledge on forming day one at MCRD Parris Island.
President George H.W. Bush - Final Funeral Service In Houston
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The final funeral service for President George H.W. Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas on December 6, 2018. This funeral service is more intimate than President Bush's official formal state funeral on December 5, 2016. There are many shared personal memories and more about President George H.W. Bush from his grandchildren, including very fond ones from his oldest grandson, George P. Bush, along with Former Secretary of State James Baker, a very close friend of President George H.W. Bush. And throughout the very moving service are heartfelt, stirring performances from the choir along with special performances by Country Music Hall of Fame inductees the Oak Ridge Boys (Amazing Grace) and Reba McEntire (The Lord's Prayer).
Amazing Grace performed by The Oak Ridge Boys
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Country Music legends and Hall of Fame inductees ... The Oak Ridge Boys perform one of President George H.W. Bush's favorite songs, "Amazing Grace", at his funeral service at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas on December 6, 2018. The Oak Ridge Boys first met President George H.W. Bush at the White House in 1983 when he was Vice President ... and performed several songs for their new special then and many times over the next 35 years. President Bush even asked them to perform "Amazing Grace"one last time for him during his "future" funeral service at St. Martin's Episcopal Church.
Commemorating Pearl Harbor Day With 'Blackened Canteen'
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Whiskey slowly pours from the charred canteen as it splashes against the hallowed waters surrounding the USS Arizona memorial. Sharply dressed men, whose countries years ago were mortal enemies, solemnly stare at the water as the two liquids meet. U.S. and Japanese military members and civilians observe the annual Blackened Canteen ceremony in commemoration of Pearl Harbor Day, at the USS Arizona Memorial.
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Thu, 07 Dec 2018
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day, is observed annually in the United States on December 7, to remember and honor the 2,403 citizens (2,390 troops) of the United States who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.
President George H.W. Bush - State Funeral
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Former President George H.W. Bush's state funeral at the Washington National Cathedral on December 5, 2018. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, joined the military at age 18 and was one of the youngest pilots in the Navy at the time, serving as a World War II naval aviator and receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroics in 1944. His son, George W. Bush (43rd President of the United States) gives a heartfelt, emotional eulogy. Several close friends also provide touching thoughts about this great leader and patriot.
President George W. Bush Eulogizes His Dad
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
President George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, provides the eulogy during the state funeral service in honor of his father, President George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2018.
National Security Conversation
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, Jr. participated in a wide-ranging national security discussion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a bipartisan, nonprofit policy research organization based in Washington, D.C.
President George H.W. Bush - Great American Patriot
Wed, 05 Dec 2018
President George H.W. Bush epitomizes ... being a Great American Patriot ... starting with his World War II heroics at the age of 18 ... and then a lifetime of dedicated public service as President and Vice President of the United States; other public service leadership elected and appointed positions; Points of Life charity founder; and, other efforts for country and fellow citizens beyond self ... along with being a model husband and father.
Remembering President George H.W. Bush
Wed, 05 Dec 2018
Remembering the life of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States (1989-1993) ... who joined the Navy in 1942 at age 18, became the youngest naval pilot at the time, awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1944, was a successful businessman ... and is the father of the 43rd President of the United States.
President George H.W. Bush Lies In State
Wed, 05 Dec 2018
Former President George H.W. Bush lies in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on December 3, 2018. The casket rests on the Lincoln Catafalque.
Return With Honor
Wed, 05 Dec 2018
Survival, evasion, resistance and escape (SERE) Instructor training is one of the most difficult and extensive training programs in the United States Air Force. It’s designed to do one thing ... save lives in the midst of a worst case scenario. The SERE motto is "Return With Honor", and is what they base they're whole career on ... teaching members the skills to do just that.
George H.W. Bush's Casket Arrival Ceremony At Andrews AFB
Tue, 04 Dec 2018
U.S. service members with the Ceremonial Honor Guard and U.S. Air Force Band receives the casket of George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States of America at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland on December 3, 2018.
President George H.W. Bush Casket Arrival At U.S. Capitol
Tue, 04 Dec 2018
The casket of the late President George H.W. Bush arrives at the East Front of the U.S. Capitol on December 3, 2018 for recognition and honor by Congress and the Executive branch in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda followed by public viewing.
President George H.W. Bush’s Legacy Includes Decisive Military Action
Tue, 04 Dec 2018
George H.W. Bush's background was a little different than most who join the military at the age of eighteen, but his warmth, love of country and drive to serve made him a leader respected up and down his chains of command ... In his inaugural address, the elder Bush spoke about America having a meaning “beyond what we see.” The idea of America and what it stands for is important in the world, he said ... It was the mark of the man.
Santa Claus At Mokapu Mall
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Santa Claus gives children of families stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii gifts during the 2018 Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Mokapu Mall ... celebrating the start of the holiday season.
The Shot Of A Lifetime
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
U.S. Army Spc. Jonathon Wannemacher was nervous as he analyzed the mirage through his rifle’s magnifying scope, determining the wind direction and speed for a target that was 600-yards away. This shot may be the most important one of the young paratrooper’s life.
Sinking Ship During Valiant Shield 18
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon with Patrol Squadron 45 (VP-45) forward-deployed to Naval Air Facility Misawa, Japan observes a sink exercise involving missiles striking a large ship during exercise Valiant Shield.
President George H.W. Bush
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
Scenes of U.S. President George H.W. Bush and first lady Barbara Bush in Saudi Arabia for an Operation Desert Shield Thanksgiving Day visit with U.S. troops in November 1990 along with President's official portrait.
Operation Island Chief: Strengthening Pacific Partnerships
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia is a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, recognized by its black hull, homeported in Apra Harbor, Guam. The primary mission of the cutter’s crew is to maintain aids to navigation in Guam and the Northern Marianas.
Task Force Marshall
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
U.S. Army Reserve drill sergeants with the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) have a unique mission at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. As part of Task Force Marshall, these drill sergeants provide Soldiers and Navy Individual Augmentees a three-week basic combat refresher course prior to deploying overseas.
Mountain Search and Rescue In Alaska
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew conducts inland search and rescue and mountain landing training in Kodiak, Alaska.
Every Receiver A Sensor (ERASE)
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
In the complex, digitally connected battlespace of the future, situational awareness will be the difference between victory and defeat. By optimizing current capabilities, developing new sensors and harnessing the power of data analytics, engineers and scientists will help commanders gain a better understanding of cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum ... utilizing the new Every Receiver a Sensor (ERASE) program.
Marines Teach Water Survival To Collegiate Swimmers
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
The Royals Swimming Team at the Queens University of Charlotte, participate in Marine Corps water survival training during the United States Marine Corps’ 2018 Marine Week in Charlotte, North Carolina.
MWD Sniffs For Explosive, Narcotics and More
Fri, 30 Nov 2018
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dominic Williams, 8th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, conducts substance detection training with Ooyvey, 8th SFS MWD, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Substance detection training teaches MWDs to seek out and detect explosives, narcotics and other various substances for the protection of U.S. Air Force assets and personnel.
Air Force Reserve’s First Female F-35 Pilot
Fri, 30 Nov 2018
Before she climbed into the world’s most advanced fighter jet to become the Air Force Reserve’s first female F-35 pilot, Col. Gina “Torch” Sabric had already flown 10 airframes and racked up 22 years of flying experience. She is the "first female" commander of the 419th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base.
Air Force Firefighter Rope Rescue Training
Fri, 30 Nov 2018
The 544 Red Horse Squadron stationed at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam provides rope rescue training to the Fire Department at Kadena Air Base, Japan.
USS Jason Dunham - Over-Watch Security
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Michael Allred, assigned to the "Vipers" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 48, provides over-watch security from an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter for a visit, board, search and seizure team to inspect a suspect dhow as part of maritime security operations with the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham.
Weaponry, Technology and Threats Improve Destroyers Over Time
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
In 100 years or so, the U.S. Navy destroyer has gone from six guys standing on the bow, hoping they don’t trip over something and fall over the side, looking down the barrel of a gun, trying to hit something maybe 300 yards away, to a hi-tech ship with advance weaponry that can knock down a ballistic missile hundreds of miles away in any weather, any condition.
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st ABN DIV
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The U.S. Army 3rd Brigade Combat Team (3BCT), 101st Airborne Division is a fit, disciplined, and cohesive team with soldiers, who are experts in their craft ... and leaders, who are creative, innovative, well-trained, and adaptive ... "ready to fight tonight" and accomplish any assigned mission or task as directed.
National Christmas Tree 2018
Wed, 28 Nov 2018
The National Christmas Tree shines brightly on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. shortly after President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump after officially turning on the lights and starting the national celebration of the holiday season for the enthusiastic crowd and their fellow Americans.
U.S. Marines and Sailors Visit Hacksaw Ridge
Wed, 28 Nov 2018
U.S. Marines and Sailors took a memorable tour of one of the most historic events during the last battle of World War II ... Battle of Okinawa ... that took place at Maeda Escarpment, Okinawa, Japan, or Hacksaw Ridge. The battle on Hacksaw Ridge took place on a 400-foot cliff and lasted 11 days.
Operation Apex Teufelhunden
Wed, 28 Nov 2018
U.S. Marines take part in Operation Apex Teufelhunden near At-Tanf Garrison, Syria during September 2018. The operation involved actions against Daesh (an acronym of ISIL's Arabic name) ... which is a global threat that requires a coalition effort to defeat it.
Branson 2018 Military Film Festival
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
The 6th annual Branson Military Film Festival occurred in Branson, Missouri at the IMAX Entertainment Complex during 2018 Veterans Week. Four must see documentaries were shown... Escape From Firebase Kate (Vietnam War), Lost Airmen of Buchenwald (World War II), Chosin (Korean War), and Clearing the Way (Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom).
Forging A Brotherhood With Fire
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
But like a blade of noise penetrating the serene, sirens went off. The Airmen sprung from their bed, sliding into their firefighter gear ... A medical emergency on base required first responders to help on-scene security forces with the situation ... They have 60 seconds until they need to be in their trucks, heading out to the scene of the call.
Coast Guard Medevacs Man From Cruise Ship
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod aircrew hoists a 78-year-old man from the cruise ship Norwegian Escape 40 nautical miles south of Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Holiday Blessings
Mon, 26 Nov 2018
"Holiday Blessings" ... is a heartfelt reminder about the importance of the December holiday season to many Americans ... relative to each one's respective faith ... with special thoughts ... for all who have answered the call to defend ... the precious freedom and rights endowed through our beloved country's constitution ... that only came to be through the noble efforts of Her founding fathers ... after America's victorious fight for independence! And may She always remain... One Nation Under God!
A Christmas Thought
Mon, 26 Nov 2018
While "A Christmas Thought" reflects a Christian message ... all Americans ... regardless of their faith and respective holidays celebrated ... should remember that their freedom to do so is because of the troops and all who have served in the military defending our blessed ... one nation under God ... the USA!
Christmas / Holiday 2018 Season At White House
Mon, 26 Nov 2018
A glimpse of the White House decorations for the 2018 holiday season with Christmas trees galore and First Lady Melania Trump enjoying her creative endeavor that celebrates the most wonderful time of the year!
Gold Star Mother Continues Medal of Honor Son's Legacy
Mon, 26 Nov 2018
Terry Chapman began volunteering for G.I. Grannies and Gramps when it was founded in 2012 as a way to honor her son, Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman, who was killed March 4, 2002 during Operation Anaconda, Afghanistan. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Donald Trump in 2018.
Soldiers Helocast Into Black River Bay
Mon, 26 Nov 2018
Soldiers from the U.S. Army 41st Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conduct a Helocast training exercise into the Black River Bay near Sackets Harbor, New York.
Soldiers Return To Loved Ones
Sun, 25 Nov 2018
Soldiers assigned to 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, returning from an overseas deployment in Afghanistan, are reunited with their loved ones at the William “Bill” Reed Special Events Center, Fort Carson, Colorado ... allowing them to enjoy Thanksgiving Day together.
Are We Out Of The Woods Yet?
Sun, 25 Nov 2018
Officers from the San Diego and Los Angeles Drug Enforcement Administration field divisions, the San Diego Police Department, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department and the San Diego Sheriff’s Department SWAT team attended the three-day land navigation course on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar .... developed after identifying an operational gap among the law enforcement officers Counterdrug Task Force supports.
All-Marine Wrestling Team
Sun, 25 Nov 2018
Just imagine having the knowledge of a professionally-trained wrestler along with Marine Corps training that includes ... martial arts, rifle, bayonet, and other combat skills ... and even actual combat experience! A deadly force to be reckoned with when facing an opponent from the All-Marine Wrestling Team!
Marines Thanksgiving Field Meet
Sat, 24 Nov 2018
U.S. Marines participating in a field meet the day before Thanksgiving at Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan. The events included maneuver under fire; pugil sticks melee combat; tire course; martial arts combat grapple; casualty evacuation; and, tug-of-war.
ARTEMIS - Autonomous Swarm Capability For Warfighters
Sat, 24 Nov 2018
As Mission 23 encountered obstacles, the teammates brainstormed to transform their ideas into a new capability known as the Autonomous Remote Tactical Engagement Multi-Domain Intelligence Swarm (ARTEMIS) that can quickly and effectively search regions of interest to detect enemy targets.
Air Force Firefighter High-Angle Rescue Training
Sat, 24 Nov 2018
U.S. Air Force 51st Civil Engineer Squadron fire department conducts high-angle operations training involving a simulated structure fire and patient extraction from the fourth floor of a housing tower at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.
Thanksgiving Aboard the USS Iwo Jima
Fri, 23 Nov 2018
Marines and Sailors celebrate Thanksgiving Day aboard the USS Iwo Jima that is assigned to the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility that covers approximately 20 million square nautical miles of ocean including half of the Atlantic Ocean, from the Arctic Ocean to the coast of Antarctica; as well as the Adriatic, Baltic, Barents, Black, Caspian, Mediterranean and North Seas.
Marine Corps Martial Arts Program
Fri, 23 Nov 2018
Marines constantly find ways to overcome obstacles and become stronger war fighters ... incorporating various training methods including the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.
4ID CAB Conducts Aerial Gunnery
Fri, 23 Nov 2018
Soldiers from U.S. Army 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division participate in aerial gunnery table exercises at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. Aviation soldiers practice aerial gunnery tables to familiarize and qualify themselves on their assigned weapon systems so that they are better prepared for any mission they may face in the future.
Thanksgiving Aboard USS Wasp
Thu, 22 Nov 2018
Capt. Colby Howard, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp, along with other senior officers celebrate Thanksgiving with Sailors aboard the ship.
A Family Commitment
Thu, 22 Nov 2018
Melissa Ensey had no idea how significant the trip would become when she got in the car with her son, Curtis Abbott, to go explore his career options at several military recruiting stations ... Something began to stir deep inside of her as she listened to what was possible for her son.
Becoming A Marine Corps Water Survival Instructor
Thu, 22 Nov 2018
The Marine Corps Water Survival School aboard Camp Johnson, North Carolina serves to train Marines and Sailors to perform duties as Marine Corps Instructors of Water Survival.
Veterans Village In Branson
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Veterans Village in Branson, Missouri is visited by thousands of military veterans, active troops, first responders, and other patriots during Veterans Week. It includes a mess hall and entertaining dayroom.
Where There’s Smoke, There’s Friendship
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Un-phased by the nearby storm, dozens of Task Force Southeast Soldiers and civilian advisors gather around a large bonfire. One by one, they pass a lighter and ignite a cigar as they overlook the city of Gardez, Afghanistan from their mountain perch on AP Lightning.
Expeditionary Combat Camera
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Since 1951, Combat Camera Sailors have recorded historical events from the land, air and sea, providing images and video spanning from the Korean War to Operation Enduring Freedom. This is a brief look at the legacy Combat Camera Sailors, past and present, have left behind after 67 years of service.
Boy Gets Tour Of Response Boat
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Rawding gives 5-year-old Jacob a tour of a 29-foot Response Boat-Small during a stop at Leesylvania State Park, Woodbrige on Virginia. Jacob told the boat crew that he wants to join the Coast Guard.
Inside The Fairchild AFB Honor Guard
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
I realized that I was witnessing an amazing process as I peered through the camera on a hazy August day 2018, snapping picture after picture of Airmen transforming into something greater; my former disdain slowly becoming a desire to partake of this special duty as well.
Arming B-1B Lancer For Combat Flight Ops
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
U.S. Air Force weapons load crews assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Unit configure a B-1B Lancer with GBU-31 munitions at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar ... followed by the armed B-1B Lancer taking off in support of combat operations.
VP Pence Holiday Visit To Andersen AFB
Mon, 19 Nov 2018
Vice President of the United States Michael Pence speaks to service members and their families at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The Vice President and his wife Karen visited the base to meet with Airmen and their families before the holidays.
VMGR-152 Soars Above and Beyond With Safety
Mon, 19 Nov 2018
Responsible for covering over 70,000,000 square miles, Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR)152 based at U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan has successfully completed real-world missions on a daily basis while maintaining an outstanding record of more than 320,000 mishap-free flight hours.
Position Assault - Orient Shield 2018
Mon, 19 Nov 2018
Soldiers from U.S. Army 76th IBCT assault a position during the Field Training Exercise as a part of Orient Shield 2018. Since its inception in 1985, Orient Shield has focused on the development and refinement of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Army’s efforts in the areas of bilateral planning, coordination and interoperability.
Blue Angels Perform Diamond 360
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, Diamond pilots perform the Diamond 360 during a demonstration at the NAS JAX Air Show at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.
A Change In Direction
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
After high school, young adults reach a crossroads that can end up defining who they are. Initially, Branden Boatwright was part of the two-thirds of high school graduates whom attended college, but he wanted to change his direction toward a more fulfilling route. The Navy opened that door for him.
Touch A Truck - Marines Interacting With Kids
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Base Hawaii take part in the 'Touch A Truck' event at the Mokapu Elementary School, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. This event gives the students an opportunity to interact with the vehicles and the Marines that operate them.
President Trump and Generals Honor Fallen WWI U.S. Troops
Sat, 17 Nov 2018
President Donald J. Trump, White House Chief of Staff General john Kelly, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford honor fallen U.S. Troops from World War I buried at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial and Suresnes American Cemetery in France during Veterans Day weekend.
Old Soldier and His Tokens
Sat, 17 Nov 2018
The 88 year-old "Old Soldier" has a basement that is like a private museum with time capsules dating back to the Korean War hung and displayed everywhere ... including a photo of famed golfer Arnold Palmer who went to high school with him ... Ft. Meade even named a street after him.
87th Air Base Wing
Sat, 17 Nov 2018
The U.S. Air Force 87th Air Base Wing provides installation management to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (New Jersey), the nation's only tri-service joint base. The wing also provides mission-ready, expeditionary Airmen to support Unified Combatant Commanders in on-going military operations.
Veterans Day At Arlington National Cemetery
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Visitors attend the 2018 Veterans Day Observation in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Other Side Of Fear
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
The AM490 course is intensive, and for good reason. It is the only known jump school where students perform their first jump all by themselves. No tandem. No instructor jumping with them. It’s just students, their parachutes, a one-way radio and their training.
Soldiers and Airmen Conduct 7ATC Obstacle Course
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
U.S. Soldiers and Airmen assigned to various units from all over Europe negotiate an obstacle course during an air assault course conducted by an Army National Guard mobile training team from Ft. Benning at 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area.
Vets For Vets 2018 Show
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
Highlights of the Vets For Vets show at the Mansion Theatre during 2018 Veterans Week in Branson, Missouri that honors the attending military veterans including World War II and Korean War veterans. The annual opening show for Branson's Veterans Week is produced by the Branson Veterans Task Force, a nonprofit organization ... with the talented performers from must see live shows in Branson.
Keeping Fallen Michael Kelley’s Memory Alive
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
The Kelley Armory, was named in honor of Fallen Sgt. Michael Jason Kelley of Battery E., 101st Field Artillery Regiment, Massachusetts Army National Guard ... who was killed in action of June 8, 2005 at Camp Salerno, Shkin Province, Afghanistan.
Celebrating America's Army - An Evening with Heroes and Voices
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
A special, patriotic military concert, showcasing the Army's contributions to the building of the Nation. Heroes come from all walks of life and wear many different uniforms, leaving a lasting impact on both the local and global communities.
Kids Sing Anthem With Colors Presented
Wed, 14 Nov 2018
Soldiers assigned to the Continental Color Guard, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) present the nation’s colors as students and teachers sing the national anthem with hands over hearts during a Veterans Day celebration at Clermont Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia. The Pledge of Allegiance was also recited during the celebration.
Supporting The Expeditionary Mindset To Fight Anywhere
Wed, 14 Nov 2018
Marines and sailors trained to support units in a forward operating environment, familiarizing themselves with equipment and increasing their combat readiness ... ensuring they have everything needed to fight in every clime and place, while maintaining an expeditionary mindset.
Marine Corps F-35B Lightning IIs - USS Essex Flight Ops
Wed, 14 Nov 2018
F-35B Lightning IIs with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct flight operations aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex.
Marines Celebrate Corps Birthday & Provide Relief After Typhoon
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
A cutout silhouette stands at the Veteran’s memorial park during the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Combat Logistics Battalion 31 U.S. Marine Corps 243rd Birthday ceremony on Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
California Air National Guard Fights Fires With Innovation
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Airmen at the California Air National Guard's 163d Attack Wing use innovation to help state agencies battle wildfires burning across the state.
Air Commandos Are Leaders
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Air Force Special Operations Command showcases the Air Commando culture ... Humans are More Important than Hardware ... They are leaders ... always resiliently ready!
Land Of The Free Because Of The Brave
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
A tribute to all the men and women of the U.S. military, past and present, who have proudly and valiantly served our beloved country.
Veterans Day At MOHR Douglas Munro Statue
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
Coast Guard recruits and personnel from Training Center Cape May hold a Veterans Day ceremony in front of the Medal of Honor Recipient 'Douglas Munro' statue, along with members of multiple local Veterans groups.
Creating A More Efficient Army Workforce
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
Crane Army Ammunition Activity implements new methods to raise efficiency across organizational production areas and increase readiness for the Warfighter.
USS Harry S. Truman - Ops and Drills 2018
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducts a variety of operations and drills, including medical and live-fire, during sustainment operations in the Atlantic.
Veterans Day 2018 - Presidential Proclamation
Sun, 11 Nov 2018
I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2018, as Veterans Day. I encourage all Americans to recognize the fortitude and sacrifice of our veterans through public ceremonies and private thoughts and prayers. I call upon Federal, State, and local officials to display the flag of the United States and to participate in patriotic activities in their communities. I call on all Americans, including civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, schools, and communities to support this day with commemorative expressions and programs.
Future of U.S. Navy Onboard Delivery Missions
Sun, 11 Nov 2018
The CMV-22 Osprey, the Navy’s MV-22 variant, combines fixed-wing aircraft speed and range with the vertical lift capabilities of rotary wing platforms, making it the ideal carrier strike group COD and vertical on board delivery (VOD) platform in support of aerial resupply and logistics.
Old Guard 'Full Honors' Rehearsal At Arlington
Sun, 11 Nov 2018
The U.S. Army 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment “The Old Guard” Caisson Platoon rehearses a full honors military funeral at the Arlington National Cemetery new Millennium site.
Marine Corps 243rd Birthday
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Happy 243rd birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps ... and brave, proud, honorable ... active, reserve, and veteran Marines ... Semper Fidelis!
CAP Cadets Trained On Cybersecurity By ISR Wing Airmen
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Cyber is the frontier of the future, and when it comes to our future, we must think of who will replace us. The Airmen of the 7th Intelligence Squadron are working to answer that question.
Marines Super Squad 2018 - Patrol and Marksmanship
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
U.S. Marines with 1st Marine Division (MARDIV) compete in a series of events including patrolling techniques and combat marksmanship to determine the best squad in the 1st MARDIV Super Squad Competition at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Honoring Veterans - Colors Presentation
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Fredrick Taylor, Keesler AFB Honor Guard member, presents the colors during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Veterans Day celebration in Biloxi, Mississippi. During the event, students recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang several patriotic songs.
First-Time Deployers Share Experiences
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
The middle of that Texan summer was as hot and dry as ever, the days bleeding into each other as the sun bleeds into the haze of the horizon there. With Fort Bliss and Fort Hood’s summer half-a-world away to those deployed in Żagań, Poland, three Soldiers in particular recall their reactions to this, their first deployment.
High Altitude LO Jump & Aircraft Landing
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Members from the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron in junction with the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron and U.S. Navy perform a full mission profile exercise near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
Veterans Day Parade High-Five
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard give high-fives to spectators during the 13th annual Honoring Our Heroes Veterans Day Parade hosted by Veterans Elementary School, Chula Vista, California.
Sailors Receive Weapons Training
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
The three-week Basic Security Reaction Force training course continued as Sailors from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington in training class ‘Top Gun’ took part in weapons training at the Cheatham Annex shooting range.
Hurricane Florence - Search and Rescue Ops In NC
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Coast Guard aviation search and rescue operations in North Carolina during the aftermath of Hurricane Florence on September 16, 2018 with aircrews participating in the rescue of 67 people and 12 pets. It was part of 72 hour period that resulted in rescuing 133 people and 20 pets.
Machine Gun Aerial Live-Fire
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
U.S. Army Spc. Cody Zickefoose fires an M240H machine gun from a CH-47 Chinook during a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Airmen Conduct Contingency Operational Readiness Training
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
The convoy slowly rolled through the city streets as the hot sun beat down on them. Mirages formed from the heat of the Humvee’s diesel engines, as sweat-drenched Airmen clutched their weapons. Men accosted the vehicles for food throughout the village, when suddenly, a hidden roadside bomb detonated at the front of the convoy.
Urban Live-Fire - Rising Thunder 18
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
U.S Army soldiers from 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division practice a bi-lateral movement clearing a simulated village along with Japanese Soldiers from 1st Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during an urban live fire range rehearsal as part of Exercise Rising Thunder 18 at Yakima Training Center, Washington.
Celebrating 243rd Marine Corps Birthday At MCAS Iwakuni
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Marine Aircraft Group 12, take part in the 243rd Marine Corps birthday uniform pageant at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
Fourth Generation Marine Proves He Has 'The Wright Stuff'
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Marine Corps Pfc. Tanner Wright wanted to follow his family’s tradition of military service as far back as he could remember. His father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-uncle passed down Marine Corps discipline and motivation through each generation of the family.
Marines Super Squad 2018 - Obstacle Course
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
U.S. Marines with 1st Marine Division (MARDIV) are evaluated on their performance while conducting the Marine Corps obstacle course during the 1st (MARDIV) Super Squad Competition at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Special Salute To World War I Veterans
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
Military members and spectators attend the Boise Veterans Parade in Boise, Idaho. The theme of the 2018 parade was “a special salute to World War I veterans, a war that changed the world”.
Military Police Train During Operation Blue Shield
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
After several days of training, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers were tested on battle drills as part of Operation Blue Shield at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.
Navy SEAL Museum
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
The National Navy SEAL Museum is the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the United States Navy SEALs and their predecessors. Located in Fort Pierce, Florida, the Museum resides on the training grounds of the original Navy combat divers, the Frogmen.
Coast Guard Responds Sinking Charter Boat
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
A U.S. Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat Medium crew responds to a sinking charter boat off Ewa Beach, Hawaii. The RB-M crew was able to evacuate all three boaters aboard.
Live Fire With A Purpose
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
The Live Fire With A Purpose program is treated as the graduation event by U.S. Fleet Forces Command and U.S. Third Fleet prior to ships deploying, because it provides a tactically challenging scenario for each ship requiring watchteams to utilize ship TTPs, pre-planned responses (PPRs) and the commanding officer’s battle orders to defend themselves.
Inside The Fairchild Honor Guard
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Airmen of Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington go through intense training to become the best Honor Guardsmen they can be while upholding their proud mission.
Boy Learns About Water Survival Training
Sat, 03 Nov 2018
A boy attending the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Festival learns about water survival training with STEM Festival volunteers at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. This event gives him and other attending students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in various STEM-related activities.
ANG’s 2018 Outstanding Airman of the Year
Sat, 03 Nov 2018
Staff Sergeant Wilson B. Gardner was selected as the Air National Guard’s 2018 Outstanding Airman of the Year, and one of the U.S. Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year. He was selected from tens of thousands of enlisted ANG Airmen for the award. His passion for the personal and professional development of himself and his team, exceptional technical aptitude and acute decision-making under pressure has set him apart among his peers.
US Soldiers & Japan SDF Conduct Live-Fire
Sat, 03 Nov 2018
Indiana Army National Guard soldiers conduct a live-fire training exercise with their Japanese partners during Orient Shield 2018, which underscores the strength of the close, long-standing relationship the United States has with Japan and the Japan Self-defense Force.
F/A-18E Super Hornet Rainbow Launch
Fri, 02 Nov 2018
An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Sunliners” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81, launches under a rainbow from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in support of Trident Juncture 18 taking place in Norway and the surrounding areas of the North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea, including Iceland and the airspace of Finland and Sweden. More than 50,000 participants from 30 Ally and partner nations are involved with Trident Juncture 18.
Marines Play Hostile Opposing Forces At Northern Strike 18
Fri, 02 Nov 2018
Marines came to Northern Strike 18 to gain experience working with other forces and to allow younger Marines the opportunity to train and acquire knowledge of certain terrains and tactical environments. While here, they are working as hostile opposing forces (OPFOR), simulating defense procedures and ambushes against JTACs from Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Germany, and the U.S. Air Force.
Marines Conduct Archipelago Endeavor 2018
Fri, 02 Nov 2018
Marines with U.S. Marine Rotational Force Europe and Sweden’s 2nd Marine Battalion sharpen their combat skills during Exercise Archipelago Endeavor 2018 in Sweden. The exercise also provides the U.S. Marines exposure to use of the Swedes' CB-90 assault craft and Carl Gustav recoilless rifle in a challenging amphibious operating environment.
Tank or Treat Halloween
Thu, 01 Nov 2018
A military child gets his face painted during 2nd Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment’s “Tank or Treat” Halloween event in the battalion motor pool at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Soldiers brought their families and children to “trick-or-treat” at decorated tanks, ride horses, and paint pumpkins.
Learning Tactics To Dissuade Or Disable
Thu, 01 Nov 2018
“This is the United States Coast Guard, stop your vessel or you will be fired upon,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Dziama over the radio as he pulled beside a boat attempting to outmaneuver him and enter a security zone. The vessel posing imminent threat continued on its course into the zone prompting Dziama to instruct his bow gunner to fire a warning shot ahead of the vessel.
Navy Medal of Honor
Thu, 01 Nov 2018
The Navy Medal of Honor is our country's oldest continuously awarded decoration, even though its appearance and award criteria has changed since it was created for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard enlisted men by Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles on December 16, 1861. Legislation in 1915 made officers eligible for the award. Although originally awarded for both combat and non-combat heroism, the Medal of Honor today is presented for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty.
Halloween Trunk or Treat
Wed, 31 Oct 2018
U.S. Marines, their kids, other family members participate in a Trunk or Treat event at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina that included trick-or-treating, games, and a free movie showing.
An Ornamental Bull Aboard The USS Wisconsin
Wed, 31 Oct 2018
Proceeding to his promotion ceremony, U.S. Navy Ensign Alfred Canoy boarded the USS Wisconsin cradling a football sized wooden bull. It is a naval tradition of the most Senior Ensign to carry the "Bull Ensign" that represents the most Senior Ensign.
Air Force Global Strike Command
Wed, 31 Oct 2018
Air Force Global Strike Command is a major command with headquarters at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana with a mission to provide strategic deterrence, global strike and combat support. It is responsible for the nation's three intercontinental ballistic missile wings, the Air Force’s entire bomber force, the Long Range Strike Bomber program, Air Force Nuclear Command, Control and Communications systems, and operational and maintenance support to organizations within the nuclear enterprise.
Halloween At White House
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hand out candy to children outside the South Portico entrance of the White House on October 28, 2018 at the 2018 White House Halloween event.
Trust The Process and Never Quit On Yourself
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
While some face challenges, and some live their lives wondering how to overcome their obstacles, Spc. Timothy Smith’s story is inspiringly different ... Smith challenged himself and achieved top graduate in the Potential Noncommissioned Officer Cadre Course (PNCO) at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland during the 2018 summer, becoming the first American Soldier to achieve top graduate in the course.
Rising Thunder 18 - Sniper Competition
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division competed with Soldiers from 1st Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force in a sniper competition during Exercise Rising Thunder 18 at Yakima Training Center, Washington. Sniper teams had to clear targets between 200 meters and up to 800 meters away.
Boy Enjoys Coast Guard Boat Experience
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
A boy enjoys sitting in the bow of a 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement with Coast Guard Fireman Patrick Saragoza standing near him during an open house at Coast Guard Sector San Diego.
RPAs Mainstay of California Wildland Firefighting Ops
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Five years after a proof-of-concept mission to use the California Air National Guard’s remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) in support of domestic wildland firefighting operations, the MQ-9 Reaper has developed into a key asset in California’s fight against wildfires, including the 2018 ones like the Carr and Mendocino Complex Fires in Northern California.
Marines - Spiritual Resiliency
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
U.S. Navy Chaplains assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps explain the importance of spiritual resiliency and emphasize their role in helping to support Marines during their service in the states and abroad. Chaplains are also available for a Marine's family in an assortment of personal and spiritual needs.
National Anthem performed country style by Jackson Dean
Sun, 28 Oct 2018
High school football player Jackson Dean's wonderful, inspiring country style rendition of the National Anthem should make all Americans very proud!
NLCS Game Old Glory Flyover
Sun, 28 Oct 2018
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kori Myers, 418th Flight Test Squadron load master, waves the American flag out of the back of a C-17 Globemaster III during a flyover of the National League Championship Series game between the L.A. Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers on October 15, 2018.
Maximum Power, Supreme Skill
Sun, 28 Oct 2018
The Spring Fire burned nearly 110,000 acres in July 2018 and ranks as the third largest wildfire in Colorado history. Nearly 150 Colorado National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were activated during the Spring Fire to provide search and rescue along with aerial firefighting, security, and traffic control points support.
Combat Readiness and Major Accident Response
Sun, 28 Oct 2018
The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing conducts a combat readiness and major accident response exercise testing the wing’s ability to complete its mission while simulating a hostile environment and responding to a simulated aircraft accident.
Corpsman Demonstrates Putting On Tourniquet
Sat, 27 Oct 2018
Hospital Corpsman, a Naval Medical Center San Diego simulation lab technician, shows middle school students and teachers how to put a tourniquet on a simulation mannequin at the Innovation Zone at San Diego Fleet Week.
Dark Horse In The Mountains
Sat, 27 Oct 2018
Marines must be prepared to operate in any clime and place whether it be a desert, mountains or anything in between. Each environment poses its own unique set of challenges, but training in those environments helps to prepare Marines to overcome those challenges.
Crack Down On Illegal Charters
Sat, 27 Oct 2018
The U.S. Coast Guard and partner agencies conducted over 30 boardings that resulted in 15 violations and terminations of three illegal charter operations throughout the areas of Miami and Key West during Operation PAX Defender.
Old Guard Caisson Platoon Funeral Escort
Fri, 26 Oct 2018
The U.S. Army 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (Old Guard) Caisson Platoon helps conduct military funeral honors with funeral escort for U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Chaturbhuj Gidwani in Section 71 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Father and Son - Brothers In Arms
Fri, 26 Oct 2018
Airman 1st Class David Mapel, is following in the footsteps of his father, Chief Master Sergeant Mark Mapel, whose feelings for his son have heightened even more ... And the elder Mapel is no stranger to military influences growing up, as his father and older brother were in the U.S. Army.
Global Medic 2018
Fri, 26 Oct 2018
U.S. Army Reserve Medical Readiness and Training Command hosts the exercise Global Medic twice a year... once at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin and once at Fort Hunter Liggett, California. The goal of the exercise is to challenge and develop Army and Joint medical units to deliver synchronized world class expeditionary healthcare to meet global requirements in a complex environment.
Inflatable Boat Beach Assault
Thu, 25 Oct 2018
U.S. Marines and members of the 1st Regiment San Marco Brigade, Italian Landing Force demonstrate how to assault a beach via inflatable boat during exercise Mare Aperto.
Putting Out Wildfires One Charred Stump At A Time
Thu, 25 Oct 2018
The process known as ‘mop up’ is one of the most crucial elements of fighting a wildland fire. It is methodical, backbreaking, intense and exhaustive over a 12 hour shift.
Marines 2018 Tiger Competition
Thu, 25 Oct 2018
Marines with 1st, 2nd, and 4th Tank Battalions participate in the 2018 Tiger Competition at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The annual competition tested tank crews’ basic skills in an innovative fashion to determine the best tank crew throughout the entire Marine Corps.
Veterans Memorial Service - Alaska Day Festival
Wed, 24 Oct 2018
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka and Army National Guard color guard team marches in a Sitka National Cemetery Alaska Veterans Memorial Service in Sitka, Alaska during the Alaska Day Festival that celebrates the formal transfer of the Territory of Alaska from Russia to the United States.
Green Flight Helps Learning To Fly
Wed, 24 Oct 2018
The Air Force Green Flight program is crucial in helping Airmen new to Air Force Special Operations Command adjust to the operational pace of the job.
Blue Angels At Cleveland National Air Show 2018
Wed, 24 Oct 2018
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, performs at the Cleveland National Air Show 2018. Since 1946, the Blue Angels have been privileged to represent the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps to audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad, showcasing the excitement and power of naval aviation.
Remembering Coast Guard Cutter Cuyahoga's Fallen
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The 11 crewmen who perished when Coast Guard Cutter Cuyahoga sank in 1978 were remembered during evening colors at Coast Guard Training Center.
The M1 Garand - A Piece of History
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
Gen. George Patton, Jr. once said, “In my opinion, the M1 rifle is the greatest battle implement ever devised.” The .30 caliber semi-automatic weapon was the standard-issue rifle during World War II and the Korean War. For military and civilian competitors at the National Matches in Camp Perry, Ohio, there’s nothing quite like it.
Millennium Site - Arlington National Cemetery
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The Arlington National Cemetery Millennium site that was officially opened on September 6, 2018 ... is a beautiful, natural area that supports the cemetery’s long term goal of optimizing interment space.
Military Appreciation Coin Toss
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mark Treakle, 338th Training Squadron student, and Keesler Air Force Base leadership participate in the coin toss to determine which team would receive the ball first during a Biloxi High School military appreciation night football game in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Intern Dons Park Ranger Hat
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
For many college students, the onset of summer means the transition from school work to a summer job, however for one student at Whitman College, who is studying biology ... it means transitioning from student to park ranger.
Army Recruits Take On Eagle Tower
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
U.S. Army recruits from D 2-19 of the 198th Infantry Training Brigade learn to trust their equipment and trust their Drill Sergeants at Eagle Tower, a 60-foot rappel tower aboard Fort Benning's Sand Hill during August 2018. Eagle Tower tests each soldier’s physical strength, endurance and ability to overcome obstacles.
USS Gravely Sails With Carrier Strike Group 4
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) sails as part of the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4 composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX). CSG 4 mentors, trains and assesses East Coast units preparing for future deployments.
The First Year Of A New Century Of Serving
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
The U.S. Army Reserve 88th Readiness Division Blue Devils, with a new name and a transforming mission, forge ahead with smart, innovative and inspiring approaches to increasing the Army’s operational effectiveness from the tactical, on the ground fight to the highest strategic level.
Marine Corps Leadership Cohesion Exercise
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
The Marine Corps offers a Leadership Cohesion Exercise to assist coaches in shaping young athletes to build a winning team along with teaching them life lessons ... in or out of uniform ... building the next generation of men and women into quality athletes and citizens. The Marine Corps knows all too well about building a championship team too!
5th Graders Hands-On Learning At STEM Day
Sat, 20 Oct 2018
Public Affairs Staff Members from the U.S Navy’s Research Laboratory provide a hands-on learning opportunity for 5th grade students from Norfolk Public Schools during Naval Station Norfolk’s 2nd Annual STEM Day.
Tactical Combat Casualty Care For Blue and Green
Sat, 20 Oct 2018
Wielding a scalpel and watching the ragged rise and fall of his “fallen brother’s” chest, Sgt. Major Charles Metzger, Marine Corps Installations-East, began performing a tracheotomy on a mannequin, as he participated in Tactical Combat Casualty Care training at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune.
Aircrew Flight Equipment Specialists
Sat, 20 Oct 2018
Responsible for ensuring that all flight and safety equipment is in perfect working order, Aircrew Flight Equipment specialists make sure Airmen have the supplies necessary for any situation. From packing emergency items like parachutes and survival kits to maintaining regularly used items like flight helmets and oxygen masks, the attention to detail provided by these professionals could mean the difference between life and death.
Marines Proudly With Korean War Veteran
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
U.S Marines proudly surround Marine Corps veteran, Louis Buttell at Marine Corps Base Quantico during the reunion of The Basic School’s first special basic class of 1950, some of whom served together in Korea.
Marine Suffering Traumatic Brain Injury Receives Purple Heart
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dillon Bennett was awarded a Purple Heart by Col. Kyle B. Ellison, commanding officer, 7th Marine Regiment for wounds sustained, including traumatic brain injury, while deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Mobile Trauma and Surgical Care
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
U.S. Army and Navy service members with the Expeditionary Resuscitative Surgical System Team 20, a subordinate command attached to Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, conduct an integrated exercise with the shock trauma platoon of Combat Logistics Battalion 37.
Life-Saving Supplies For Florida Residents
Thu, 18 Oct 2018
Florida Army National Guard soldiers with Company C, 2 Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, distribute life-saving supplies to residents in need following Hurricane Michael.
Tiger Sharks Keep Watch Over Afghan Skies
Thu, 18 Oct 2018
The Tiger Sharks from U.S. Air Force 23rd Fighter Group at Moody Air Force Base provide support against the threat of terrorists during Resolute Support Mission and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel with the highly accurate and survivable weapons-delivery platform of the A-10 Thunderbolt II with flight missions out of Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.
The Rock PT Competition
Thu, 18 Oct 2018
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct a variety of physical training activities including rope climbing, running with heavy weapons, and carrying wounded soldiers during The Rock Competition at Caserma Del Din Vicenza, Italy.
John Canley - Medal of Honor Recipient
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
Portrait of retired U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major John Canley taken July 9, 2018 who was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Donald Trump during a White House ceremony on October 17, 2018, for his heroic actions during the Tet Offensive in the Battle of Hue City in Vietnam January 31 to February 6, 1968 ... braving enemy fire to save his men.
John Canley - Medal of Honor Ceremony
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major John Canley receives the Medal of Honor by President Donald Trump at a White House Ceremony on October 17, 2018 for his heroic actions during the Tet Offensive in the Battle of Hue City in Vietnam January 31 to February 6, 1968 ... braving enemy fire to save his men.
Maintaining The Fight - FMT Airmen Support Code Change
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
The 91st Missile Wing began its U.S. Strategic Command directed code change program, updating codes for all 150 launch facilities and 15 launch control centers assigned to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.
President Visits With Floridians After Hurricane Michael
Tue, 16 Oct 2018
President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, and FEMA Administrator Brock Long visit a FEMA Point of Distribution at Lynn Haven, Florida to meet with survivors of Hurricane Michael which devastated the area.
ROTC Cadets Experience Fort Drum Internship
Tue, 16 Oct 2018
Seven Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets experienced an internship at Fort Drum where they were introduced to cultural property protection and its importance during military operations.
Parris Island - Monuments Honoring History
Tue, 16 Oct 2018
U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island monuments stand as reminders of the brave, proud Marines, who fought in battle and shaped the future of the Marine Corps. The monuments include the Iron Mike Monument, the Iwo Jima Monument, Drill Instructor Monument, Molly Marine Monument, and the Purple Heart Monument. During the virtual tour, World War II veteran Arthur Shearer reflects on his time in service and what advice he would give future generations of service members.
Hurricane Michael Storm Surge Assessment
Mon, 15 Oct 2018
A Coast Guard crew member aboard an HC-130 Hercules airplane from Air Station Clearwater, Florida, drops a self-locating datum marker buoy to determine the flow of storm surge during an aerial assessment of damage due to Hurricane Michael near Apalachicola, Florida.
Navy Satellite System Receives Green Light For Expanded Operational Use
Mon, 15 Oct 2018
The U.S. Navy announced that its next generation narrowband satellite communication system has been approved for expanded operational use by U.S. Strategic Command. The authorization paves the way for Navy and Marine Corps early-adopter commands to use the system on deployment, primarily in the Pacific theater.
Phoenix Rises - Oldest Flying F-22 Raptor
Mon, 15 Oct 2018
The refurbished F-22 Raptor #4006 rises like the Phoenix ... taking to the skies once again at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The F-22 Raptor's unique combination of stealth, speed, agility, and situational awareness along with lethal long-range air-to-air and air-to-ground weaponry makes it the best air dominance fighter in the world.
USO - There For The Troops
Sun, 14 Oct 2018
USO - There For The Troops ... honors the USO and its patriot volunteers for all the noble selfless efforts done since its start in 1941 for America's brave, honorable troops ... wherever they are serving including in harms' way ... with a special salute to Bob Hope and his fellow celebrities who were there with him and the stars who continue to follow this great American patriot's noble footsteps.
Flying Air Force Falcon
Sun, 14 Oct 2018
Air Force Academy Cadet First Class Justin Waligora, Falconry Team member, uses a lure to guide one, of four falcons used for flying demonstrations, during a training exercise on the field of Falcon Stadium.
Marine Marksmanship Instructor Enjoys Mentoring Recruits
Sun, 14 Oct 2018
Surrounded by a sea of recruits and the smell of hot brass, it’s easy to spot Staff Sgt. Estefania Patino’s campaign cover and trademark green marksmanship instructor jacket as she patrols Chosin rifle range’s firing line, inspecting weapons and encouraging shooters as they sight in on their targets.
Soldiers Conduct Air Assault At MCB Hawaii
Sun, 14 Oct 2018
U.S. Army soldiers with 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division with the support of 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment (Diamond Head), 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, conduct an air assault on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii.
U.S. Navy 243rd Birthday
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
Two hundred and forty-three years ago in 1775 ... The Continental Congress voted for two vessels to be fitted out and armed with 10 carriage guns, a proportional number of swivel guns, and crews of 80 then sent out on a cruise of three months to intercept transports carrying munitions and stores to the British army in America. Today, the U.S. Navy is the largest, most advanced lethal naval force in the world.
U.S. Navy - 243 Years
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
A proud celebrating look of the U.S Navy's 243 years of always being there for our great beloved USA ... and being the largest, most advanced lethal naval force the world has ever known.
ROTC Cadets Gain First-Hand Experience During Ops Air Force
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
More than 20 Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets gained a first-hand experience of the Air Force mission during Operation Air Force 2018 at Moody Air Force Base.
Hurricane Michael's Damage To Mexico Beach
Fri, 12 Oct 2018
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin aircrew from Air Station Miami assesses the damage of Mexico Beach, Florida, from Hurricane Michael, October 11, 2018.
Army, Air Force Dominate The Sky
Fri, 12 Oct 2018
Over the past year, the U.S. Army 11th Air Defense Artillery “Imperial” Brigade, Task Force Spartan, has been the operational headquarters of the Top Notch Brigade for Patriot air defense throughout the U.S. Central Command area of operations and has worked side by side with the U.S. Air Force.
Patrol and Assault - 1st Marines Super Squad 2018
Fri, 12 Oct 2018
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (MARDIV) conduct Patrol and Assault operations during the 2018 Super Squad Competition at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
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