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Constitution Day, Citizenship Day, and Constitution Week
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
For 234 years, America’s Constitution has guided our growth, shaped our progress, and defined us as a Nation of sacred laws and fundamental values ... Our Constitution is the bedrock we build upon to make our Nation more equal, more just, and more prosperous for all our people.
National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2021
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Missing Man Table during a POW/MIA ceremony at the Air Armament Museum reflects what all Americans should honor every National POW/MIA Recognition Day. The five table settings represent the five branches of the armed forces.
One Marine's Journey To Citizenship
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Americans recognize Constitution Day and Citizenship Day as a time to reflect on the rights and responsibilities as a U.S. citizen, and to celebrate and recognize those who are taking their steps towards American citizenship. Among the hundreds of service members who made their journey to U.S. citizenship is Lance Cpl. Rhys Stewart.
Marines Seize Maritime Terrain Using Drones - LSE 2021
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3d Marines using drones conduct offensive operations to seize key maritime terrain during Large Scale Exercise (LSE) 2021 on Marine Corps Training Area Bellows.
Inspiring 9/11 20th Memorial Ceremony
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Inspiring scenes of remembrance and honor during a memorial ceremony conducted at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Alpine Border Patrol Station on the 20th anniversary for those lost on September 11, 2001.
A Journey Across The Rivers That Bond USA
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Neal Moore chose a two-mile-an-hour, paddle-powered canoe for a trip that will have taken nearly two years once he reaches his finish line after paddling more than 7,500 miles across the United States ... crossing through many locks and dams on the riverways operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
My Loving Wife
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
"My Loving Wife" is for every man in the USA and elsewhere who share or did share a caring, endearing, memorable and heartfelt relationship with that one person ... who never strayed in life's road together no matter what ... being wonderfully blessed ... along the earthly journey together ... and sharing eternity too!
USCGC Escanaba Returns Home To Portsmouth
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
The crew of USCGC Escanaba (WMEC 907) returns home to Portsmouth following a historic 50-day patrol in support of Operation Nanook in the Arctic region and the Labrador Sea.
Mass Rescue Exercise Off San Diego Coast
Wed, 15 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U. S. Coast Guard members from Sector San Diego and partnership agencies conduct mass rescue exercise off the San Diego coast.
Small Businesses Critical To DOD Mission
Wed, 15 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Small businesses are agile and innovative, and every day they provide value in their contributions as prime and sub-tier suppliers to the defense mission ... the warfighter is benefiting from their capabilities on a daily basis.
Sapper Leaders Course At Camp Pendleton
Wed, 15 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, participate in the Sapper Leaders Course with weapons and explosives on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Interceptor Missile Launch At Vandenberg AFB
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
A Ground-based Interceptor missile, an element of the nation’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, launches from the north side of Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.
Army Vet Adam Holroyd Awarded Silver Star
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Adam Holroyd received the Silver Star for repeatedly putting himself in harm’s way and thinking only of the safety of other soldiers during a coordinated enemy attack in the Nuristan Province, Afghanistan in August 2009.
National Museum USAF - R & D Gallery
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
An up close encompassing drone view of the aircraft and spacecraft in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force R & D Gallery that offers visitors the opportunity to view the world’s only remaining XB-70 and other aerospace vehicles.
USAF Oath & Video Gaming At Portland Grand Prix
Mon, 13 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Delayed Entry Program (DEP) members recite the U.S. Force Oath of Enlistment to formally pledge their declaration to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and enjoy the interactive video game ECHO (Enhanced Cognitive Human Ops) at the Portland Grand Prix.
United We Stand
Mon, 13 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jon Huggins, 1st Reconnaissance Squadron (RS) instructor pilot and former United Airlines pilot, was airborne in the terrorist attacks occured on September 11, 2001. He responded by immediately returning to active duty with the support of his wife.
Marines Conduct Platoon Attacks - ITX 4-21
Mon, 13 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines conduct platoon attacks on Ranges 410A and 400 during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 4-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.
20th Anniversary Of Terrorists Attacks At Pentagon
Sun, 12 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
A pride inducing collage of the Pentagon September 11th Memorial service on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks at the Pentagon.
Embracing The Navy, Paying It Forward
Sun, 12 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
It had always been a dream of U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Joseph Chinedu to eventually move to the United States, which was finally realized when he was selected for the Diversity Visa Program, also known as the “green card lottery”.
USS Forrest Sherman Participates In FS21
Sun, 12 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
The guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) participates in Frontier Sentinel 21 (FS21) alongside U.S. Coast Guard, and Canadian Allies to enhance their Arctic capabilities along with response against threats to North America.
That September Day
Sat, 11 Sep 2021 16:00:00 CST
That September Day poem and its video underscore the sincere range of emotions including the deep sadness, anger, and shock that has remained with many for all the loved ones lost ... along with the gratitude and pride for the troops, first responders and others involved in the battle against terrorism ... with lasting honorable remembrance of those lost in the attacks on September 11, 2001 and the brave ones who made the ultimate sacrifice in the ongoing conflict against terrorism.
Patriot Day - Let US Never Forget!
Sat, 11 Sep 2021 00:00:00 CST
Let US Never Forget ... September 11, 2001 when 2,997 innocents died and over 25,000 injuries occurred from the terrorist attacks ... along with the brave, dedicated efforts from the first responders, law enforcement, and troops to rescue survivors, and recover the fallen ... and ... their continued efforts to end the terrorist scourge and protect our beloved USA!
Soldier Reflects On Pentagon Recovery Following 9/11 Attack
Sat, 11 Sep 2021 00:00:00 CST
Sgt. William Wilkins was among the initial wave of responders to the Pentagon’s crash scene where a terrorist hijacked jetliner had plunged into the southwest side of the building on September 11, 2001.
Joint Amphibious Landing - TS21
Sat, 11 Sep 2021 00:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines, British Royal Marine Commandos, Japan Ground Self Defense Force soldiers and Australian Army soldiers conduct an amphibious landing during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21) in Ingham, Queensland, Australia.
Remember 9/11 Flags Display
Fri, 10 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
A "Remember 9/11" sign with 2,997 flags behind it ... display on Naval Station Great Lakes' Ross Field ... in proud, solemn remembrance of the 2,997 lives lost and the 25,000+ injured in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 ... with sailors in the background completing the flags placement.
A First Team Trooper's Korean War Legacy
Fri, 10 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
As the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division heads towards its Centennial birthday ... it is veterans of the 1st Cav. Div. like Capt. (Ret.) Frank Maloney, a the Korean War veteran, whoe paved the way for new generations to forge their own legacy.
Green Berets Conduct Maneuvers With JGSDF - DP21
Fri, 10 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Green Berets with 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), conduct maneuvers alongside members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force as part of Defender Pacific 21 (DP21) in Guam.
Sailors Qualifying For Watchstanders
Thu, 09 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to U.S. Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 11 Commander, Task Group 68.6, direct simulated protestors during in association with a convoy exercise that enables them to conduct in-house training to qualify watchstanders.
Putting EABO, Future Warfighting Concepts To The Test
Thu, 09 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
You can’t see it hiding. But it’s there, and it’s waiting for the call to action. It’s mobile, it’s lethal ... It’s a U.S. Marine Corps unit equipped with vehicle-mounted missiles, and it’s just one of the future-Navy technologies and tactics Marines are employing in Noble Union and other exercises.
Stranded Man Air Rescued From Greyhound Rock
Thu, 09 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues a man stranded at night by high water and waves on Greyhound Rock off a beach at Greyhound Rock County Park.
Golden Knights' Member Lands With Old Glory
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sergeant First Class Danny Hellman with the U.S. Army 'Golden Knights' Parachute Team lands with Old Glory on a demonstration jump at the Cleveland Airshow.
Remembering 9/11 ... Strengthens Employees' Patriotism
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
United Airlines Flight 93 was soaring over Pennsylvania en route to Washington, D.C., on September 11, 2001, when then-Defense Logistics Agency Director ordered employees to shelter in the auditorium.
Marines Conduct Explosives Training - ITX 4-21
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines, conduct explosives training on Range 104 during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 4-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.
Rifle Ready Run Up Basilone's Challenge
Tue, 07 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Rifle ready recruits with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, run up Basilone’s Hill during the crucible at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
History Of Space As A Contested Domain
Tue, 07 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Space Force’s operational command is nearing its "fighting weight", concentrating more on space warfighting operations as other Space Force field commands stand up ... Space Operations Command is the U.S. Space Force’s fight-tonight force.
Honoring 13 U.S. Troops KIA In Afghanistan
Tue, 07 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
A solemn, remembrance of honor for the brave 13 U.S. troops, who paid the ultimate sacrifice among the fatalities during a suicide terrorist bombing, while providing security at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26, 2021.
Labor Day 2021 - Celebrating America's Workers
Mon, 06 Sep 2021 00:00:00 CST
Observed the first Monday in September, Labor Day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers. This holiday honors the nation's working people, typically with parades.
Elementary Students Receive Backpacks, School Supplies
Mon, 06 Sep 2021 00:00:00 CST
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and partners from the Department of Homeland Security handed out 289 backpacks filled with school supplies to students of Turner Elementary during their back-to-school night event, the official welcome for students before the first day of school.
Flying Through Eye Of Hurricane Ida
Mon, 6 Sep 2021 00:00:00 CST
An Air Force Reserve WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi flies through the eye of Hurricane Ida as it makes landfall as a category four storm in Louisiana.
Redwood Creek Nature Splendor
Sun, 05 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Hikers enjoy walking in the shallow graceful flowing water of the Redwood Creek surrounded by nature's splendor including the majestic Redwood trees with them being reflected on the water from the penetrating sunlight.
From The Outback To The Last Frontier - RF-A 21-3
Sun, 05 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Royal Australian Air Force and U.S. Air Force joined forces to participate in RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 21-3 at Eielson Air Force Base ... focusing on the interoperability of allied fifth-generation assets, as well as cyber and intelligence warfare capabilities.
Marines Secure Airfield - TS21
Sun, 05 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, secure an airfield during an enemy attack at Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21) in Bowen, Queensland, Australia.
Ice, Water, and MREs After Hurricane Ida
Sat, 04 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agents distribute ice, water, and MREs (Meals Ready-To-Eat) at the John Alario Sr. Event Center in Westwego, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana after Hurricane Ida's damaging visit.
One Submariner’s Extraordinary Family Heritage
Sat, 04 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Yeoman First Class (Submarine) Suraya Mattocks has a family history of military service to include her mother, father, uncle and grandfather; each serving in a different branch of the military. And recently, she discovered another grandfather who served in the Submarine Force.
USS San Juan Returns To Homeport
Sat, 04 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Los Angeles-class submarine USS San Juan (SSN 751) returns from a seven-month deployment to its homeport at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, where loved ones of the crew are waiting to greet them.
Hurricane Ida Post-Storm Gulf Coast Overflights
Fri, 03 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard helicopter aircrews conduct Hurricane Ida post-storm overflights along the Gulf Coast. Aircrews conducted overflights near Galliano, LA to assess damage and identify hazards.
A Soldier's Journey To History
Fri, 03 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sixteen-year-old Kari Atkinson was not thinking about a career in museum management, much less joining the U.S. Army, when she was caught skipping school on her way to work. Atkinson’s life path changed with that moment ... with a distinguished Army career journey that includes becoming the current Director of Fort Lee Museums.
Joint Army Urban Assault - TS21
Fri, 03 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S Army "Spartan Brigade" paratroopers work with Australian Defence Force soldiers during urban assault training at Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21) in Townsville Field Training Area, Queensland, Australia.
F-35A and P-40s Flight Formation
Thu, 02 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Maj. Kristin "BEO" Wolfe, F-35A Lightning ll Demonstration Team pilot and commander, flies in formation with two P-40 Warhawks during a heritage flight at the Warhawk Roundup held at the Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa Idaho.
Cyber Paths Summer Camps Inspires Young Marines
Thu, 02 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Deputy Commandant for Information hosted a series of five camps for members of the Young Marines Organization, in coordination with the Cyber Bytes Foundation, focusing on programming, robotics, 3D printing, drone operations and cyber security.
Marines Conduct Aerial Gunnery - SF21
Thu, 02 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conduct live-fire drills from an MV-22 Osprey during the Advanced Naval Basing evolution of Summer Fury 21 (SF21) off the coast of San Clemente Island, California.
Blue Angels Fly Over USS Constitution
Wed, 01 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, perform a formation flyover of the wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate USS Constitution at her Boston, Massachusetts homeport.
Scientist, Maritime War Hero, and Icebreaker Skipper
Wed, 01 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
During his career, Rear Admiral Coast Guard commanded several Coast Guard cutters and an icebreakerCutters; served in WWII; received seven service medals; and, was a qualified oceanographer with master’s degrees in Marine Geology and Marine Biology.
EOD Airmen Operate Telerob Telemax Robot
Wed, 01 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians operate a new Telerob Telemax robot during the Audacious Warrior Training Exercise at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.
Dignified Transfer Of 11 Fallen Troops
Tue, 31 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Heartfelt, moving dignified transfer of 11 fallen U.S. troops, who were among the fatalities from a terrorist bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26, 2021 at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
Robotic Dog's Innovative Capabilities
Tue, 31 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The purpose of having a robotic dog, or what’s officially known as a Quad-legged Unmanned Ground Vehicles, is to add an extra level of protection ... These dogs can get through any type of terrain and get to remote areas that we have trouble getting out to.
Marines Conduct Live-Fire Combined Arms Assault
Tue, 31 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, participate in a live-fire combined arms assault for the opening of Range 800 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Bronco Rumble Air Assault
Mon, 30 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers conduct a company level air assault mission during Exercise Bronco Rumble at Keaukaha Military Reservation on Hawaii Island.
Like Father Like Son - The Navy Way
Mon, 30 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Influenced by his veteran father, Jason Meabrod finally made the decision to join the U.S. Navy and begin the journey to become a religious program specialist ... following in his father's footsteps.
Blue Angels Perform At Chicago 2021 AW Show
Mon, 30 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Blue Angels perform at the 2021 Chicago Air and Water Show in Chicago, Illinois ... followed by a slow motion version of the performances.
USMC SSgt. Nicholas J. Jones Awarded Navy Cross
Sun, 29 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Staff Sergeant Nicholas J. Jones, Critical Skills Operator, is awarded the Navy Cross by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General David Berger, during a ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Jones is awarded the Navy Cross for his actions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
From Vietnam To Learning U.S. Way Of Life
Sun, 29 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Moving to a different country can be intimidating and difficult due to challenges and unfamiliarity, but if one joins an organization that values diversity, equity, and inclusion, such as the U.S. Army, one has room to adapt and develop ... as U.S. Army Pvt. Ngan La did five years after moving to the U.S. from Vietnam.
MN Army NG Aviators Assist Wildfire Suppression
Sun, 29 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Aviators with the Minnesota Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 147th Assault Helicopter Battalion assist local authorities in suppressing the Greenwood Wildfire in northern Minnesota.
Rio Grande, Crown Mountain Vista
Sat, 28 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
A peaceful scenic vista of Crown Mountain (7,010 feet) from the winding Rio Grande River in Big Bend National Park as it flows gently southward towards the Gulf of Mexico.
Gold Star Family Member - Depicting Faces Of The Fallen
Sat, 28 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Fueled by her brother’s memory, a Gold Star family member continues an 11-year mission of ensuring fallen military members are not forgotten. Joann Duncan began creating tribute banners in 2010.
Marines Conduct Combat Activities At AGCC
Sat, 28 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment (3d Bn., 7th Marines), 1st Marine Division conduct live-fire ranges at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Honoring Fallen U.S. Troops In Afghanistan
Fri, 27 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
A heart grabbing patriotic yard display ... shows Old Glory somberly with eternal pride ... resting calmly at half-staff ... above statues of U.S. troops, first responders, and Lady Liberty ... rendering honors for a valiant one ... representing all who made the ultimate sacrifice going beyond self for our beloved USA ... including the 13 U.S. troops KIA in Afghanistan on August 26, 2021.
Here Comes The Boom - Littorals With Allies and Partners
Fri, 27 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Marines are known for operating in the most severe environments. For the Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, we often operate in these conditions, not alone, but with our sister services, and alongside our allies and partners.
F-16s, Airmen Conduct Rapid Deployment - TS21
Fri, 27 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft and 150 Airmen assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, execute a rapid deployment to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria for exercise Thracian Star 21 (TS21).
Crew Dragon Endeavour Docked At ISS
Thu, 26 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
An up close look at the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour docked to the space-facing international docking adapter on the International Space Station's Harmony module.
Potential Of AI In Missile Defense Testing, Operations
Thu, 26 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Mountains of data are generated when the U.S. military conducts missile testing, and not all of that data is even used, simply because there's more information to be processed than there are people to process it.
Artillery Live-Fire - TS21
Thu, 26 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Golf Battery, 2d Battalion, 11th Marines and Australian Defence Forces with 109th Battery, 4th Regiment ... live-fire artillery during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21) on Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia.
Big Bend Scan For Illegal Immigrants
Wed, 25 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Border Patrol Agent Philip Winston, a Big Bend Sector Agent who works within Big Bend National Park, scans the desert terrain from a vantage point near the Rio Grande, while seeking illegal immigrants, including terrorists and other criminals, who may have crossed into the United States.
Presidio Border Patrol Station Inspiring Mural
Wed, 25 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Border Patrol Agent Janenne Ellis, her husband, fellow Border Patrol Agents, and other volunteers painted a morale inspiring mural on a new building at the very busy Presidio Border Patrol Station involved with the ongoing influx of illegal immigrants.
Navy ECC Forces Participate In LSE 2021
Wed, 25 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Forces participate in several activities during Large-Scale Exercise (LSE) 2021 at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.
Historic Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat Point Adams
Tue, 24 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The former active-service Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat 36391 Point Adams is underway in the Columbia River during the boat's transit from Hammond, Oregon, to the Westport Maritime Museum in Westport, Washington.
Coast Guard's LORAN Aviation In The Philippines
Tue, 24 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
During World War II, the Coast Guard developed the Long Range Navigation System, or LORAN, to provide military ships and aircraft an accurate navigational network.
U.S. Army Paratroopers Drop Zone Jump - TS21
Tue, 24 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army paratroopers jump onto a drop zone as part of a simulated Joint Forcible Entry Operation during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21) in Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia.
Wright-Patterson AFB Active Shooter Op
Mon, 23 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Members of the 88th Security Forces Squadron work to clear victims and capture the culprit in a building during an active shooter exercise at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
The Initial Perception - Road To Recovery
Mon, 23 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
There are many common sayings that go along with how important the first impression you leave on someone is ... And no matter the circumstances for someone’s behavior, on any particular day, there is no way to reverse that initial interaction, conversation, attitude, etc.
HIMARS Live-Fire - TS21
Mon, 23 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines and U.S. Soldiers live-fire their respective High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21) on Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia.
Navy Handler Works Her MWD
Sun, 22 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Tayler Hudson works with her Military Working Dog (MWD), Bojar, at the Djiboutian Range Complex, Djibouti.
Navy Veteran’s Story Inspires Returning Warriors
Sun, 22 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Retired U.S. Navy Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman and keynote speaker Byron Rowe holds the audience spellbound as he recalls events from his mobilization to Iraq in 2004 where he witnessed first-hand the results of intense combat operations during the Battle of Fallujah.
Coast Guard Recruit Boot Camp Haircuts
Sun, 22 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard recruits begin their eight-week journey at Training Center Cape May, New Jersey by receiving their first haircuts.
Mounted Color Guard At Change Of Command
Sat, 21 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard participate in the division change of command ceremony on Founders Field, Fort Carson, Colorado.
'Live The Legend' On Horseback
Sat, 21 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
One of the 1st Cavalry Division' most prominently showcased traditions is ... the Horse Cavalry Detachment ... which still performs on post and in the community wearing historically accurate ceremonial uniforms.
Marines Helocast Train At Camp Pendleton
Sat, 21 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with the All Domain Reconnaissance Detachment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, leap from helicopters assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165 (Reinforced), 11th MEU, during helocast training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
USMC OSC Montford Point Challenge
Fri, 20 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps officer candidates with Alpha and Delta Company conduct the Montford Point Challenge at Officer Candidates School on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.
Mentoring Marines With Marital Arts
Fri, 20 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Being a U.S. Marine Corps martial arts instructor, Cpl. Levi Wolf, has not only improved his skill at connecting with people ... its developed his character and strengthened his leadership capabilities to mentor Marines.
EOD Airmen Conduct Controlled Blasts
Fri, 20 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Air Force 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Flight sets up and conducts controlled blasts at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait.
Spectacular Mountain River Autumn View
Thu, 19 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
A spectacular autumn color view of a river flowing from the mountains along a loop that follows Trail Creek to its headwaters, up and over a pass in the Mentasta Mountains, and then down Lost Creek back to the trailhead within the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
China, Russia Pose Strategic Challenges for U.S., Allies
Thu, 19 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. is now navigating through uncharted waters with the possibility of strategic deterrence failing under rapidly growing threats from China and Russia.
USMC F-35 Flyby Of USS Tripoli
Thu, 19 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) F-35B Lightning II assigned to 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing conducts a flyby over amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7) that is underway conducting routine operations in U.S. 3rd Fleet at an undisclosed location.
Shot In Cemetery Woods When 7 Years Old
Wed, 18 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
I still remember many things that I did with my three other brothers and friends ... even before turning 10. One in particular didn't end very well for me when I was 7 years old ... and could have resulted in one or more of us boys being killed.
Dropping Water With Bambi Buckets
Wed, 18 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Wisconsin Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk crews train to drop water on wildfires using Bambi Buckets at Fort McCoy in preparation for deployment to California.
Fight Night At JRTC - Fort Polk
Wed, 18 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers with Charlie Company of the 1-138th Infantry Battalion, 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Missouri National Guard went head to head with the 509th Infantry Regiment Geronimo Company soldiers for the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) "Fight Night" final event at Fort Polk.
USCG Cutter Glen Harris' Crew 'Man The Rails'
Tue, 17 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Glen Harris' crew "man the rails" during the vessel's commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Sector Field Office Fort Macon.
Coast Guard's Two Women Divers
Tue, 17 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Coast Guard is the smallest of the military branches. Being a diver in the Coast Guard is rare and being a female diver, even more so. There are only two active female divers in the Coast Guard. It is a small club.
Marines Conduct EOD Ops At Camp Schwab
Tue, 17 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 3d Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Company and Alpha Co, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3d Marine Logistics Group conduct EOD operations simulating the discovery and disposal of notional foreign unexploded ordnance.
F-35A and P-51 Flight Formation
Mon, 16 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Maj. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot and commander, flies in formation with retired Lt. Col. Greg Anders, Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation P-51 pilot, in Tacoma, Washington.
Airman Moreno's Path To Citizenship
Mon, 16 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Since immigrating to the U.S. in 2007, Airman 1st Class Manuel Moreno has learned to push through any obstacle to reach his goals, always keeping his faith that things will work out.
U.S. ICBM Fleet's Relevance, Dominance Demo
Mon, 16 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launches during an operational test at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California ... demonstrating that the U.S. ICBM fleet is relevant, essential and key to leveraging dominance in an era of Strategic Competition.
Sailors Fire M240B Machine Guns
Sun, 15 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sailors assigned to San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), fire M240B machine guns during a gun shoot in Arlington’s boat valley.
Sailor Serves His Family and Others Through Recruiting
Sun, 15 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Fire Controlman 1st Class Ellizar Abalos is determined to give back to others what the Navy gave to him and his family. He grew up in Makati, Philippines, and came to the United States in 1993 after his mom got a job opportunity as a nurse.
USCG Medevacs Diver 46 Miles East Of Cape May
Sun, 15 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevacs a diver 46 miles east of Cape May, New Jersey to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Soldiers Conduct Live-Fire Range - GS21
Sat, 14 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Soldiers with Task Force Warrior conduct a variety of combat activities on a live-fire range in Garuda Shield 21 (GS21) at Baturaja Training Area, Indonesia.
Retired Army Brig. Gen. Charles Elia Turns 100
Sat, 14 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Charles V.L. "Chuck" Elia celebrated his 100th birthday at a ceremony hosted by U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) at their Quadrangle headquarters on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.
Marines Conduct Rocket Range At Pendleton
Sat, 14 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct a live-fire range with various direct and indirect-fire weapon systems at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Marine Provides Range Security
Fri, 13 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Luke Mellor provides security on a range during an exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.
A Trail Of Footprints
Fri, 13 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The hallowed and historic yellow footprints are every aspiring Marine’s first steps aboard MCRD Parris Island. In 1988, Recruit Bradley Ward found himself on those footprints ... and nearly 33 years later is the Recruit Training Regiment Commander.
Air Combat Adversarial Force - RF-A21-2
Fri, 13 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 18th Aggressor Squadron provide adversarial force to air combat exercises during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 (RF-A21-2) out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.
Rustic Gold Lehman Caves
Thu, 12 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
A memorable view of the Lehman Caves showing a winding trail surrounded by stunning rustic gold outcrops with a reflective pool below.
The Purple Heart's History
Thu, 12 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The United States’ Purple Heart by way of its predecessor, the Badge of Military Merit, was established by order of then Gen. George Washington on August 7, 1782 with its current iteration occurring in 2014.
USS Carl Vinson Departs For Deployment
Thu, 12 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The USS Carl Vinson departs Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego for deployment as part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group led by Carrier Strike Group 1 in support of global maritime security operations.
California’s Dixie Fire Keeps Growing
Wed, 11 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Dixie fire in Northern California has surpassed the Bootleg fire in Oregon to become the largest fire so far this year in the United States. It has charred more than 432,000 acres / 675 square miles.
Honoring Those Who Served
Wed, 11 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Upon arrival to the Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard building, trainees are immediately tasked with their first assignment ... to learn the Honor Guard Charge and recite it from memory.
Marines Enhance Warfighting Skills - SB21
Wed, 11 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment conduct the final combat exercise in a heavily wooded area at an undisclosed Ukraine location during Exercise Sea Breeze 21 (SB21).
Am I The Only One
Tue, 10 Aug 2021 12:00:00 CST
Aaron Lewis' song "Am I The Only One" should grab every "caring" American's heart with stirring pride for our beloved USA and all the brave ones who defend, protect HER at home and abroad!
USCG Station Tybee Island Flyover
Tue, 10 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Coast Guard MH-65D Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Savannah, Georgia, transits over Coast Guard Station Tybee Island and the cutter Pompano en route to Charleston, South Carolina.
One Navy Chief’s Journey Overcoming Odds and Achieving Dreams
Tue, 10 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Due to Puerto Rico born and raised U.S. Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Jennifer Cardenas' language barrier, mentors helped her write evaluations and emails in a way that was understandable. Her mentors would not sugarcoat her flaws either ... helping her to become a stronger, more confident leader.
Soldiers Fire Howitzer At Fort Carson
Tue, 10 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army soldiers with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, fire an M777 Howitzer for table qualifications during a brigade wide field training exercise at Fort Carson.
A Jolly Green Lands Next To Pave Hawk
Mon, 09 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
A HH-60W Jolly Green II prepares to land next to a HH-60G Pave Hawk during a Heritage Flight at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The Jolly Green II is replacing the Pave Hawk.
Chaplain Candidate Keeps Soldiers Spiritually Fit
Mon, 09 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Chaplain Candidate Lt. Ruth Gakunga's work goes far beyond chapel services and Bible studies. She provides for soldier’s spiritual needs so they are ready for battle.
Marines Conduct Squad Supported Attacks - SB21
Mon, 09 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division conduct a squad supported attack with live-fire during Exercise Sea Breeze 21 in Ukraine.
Sailors Furl USS Constitution Mizzen Topsail
Sun, 08 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Navy sailors furl the mizzen topsail aboard USS Constitution at its homeport Boston, Massachusetts.
Lifeguard On Duty While Marine Off Duty
Sun, 08 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Kenny Gomez works as a part-time ocean lifeguard when off duty. He has administered medical care for injured swimmers, reunited lost children with their families, and ensures the safety of beach patrons in the event of an emergency.
Coast Guard Rescues Woman Near China Beach
Sun, 08 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescues a women near China Beach, California.
The Purple Heart
Sat, 07 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Purple Heart honors fallen and wounded service members of the United States military branches with them being honored annually on August 7th with Purple Heart Day.
Soldiers Conduct TIMS Jungle Activities
Sat, 07 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers from 25th Infantry Division Artillery conduct jungle activities during a 36-hour “This Is My Squad” (TIMS) competition intended to build strong, cohesive teams through tough, realistic training at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Value Of Partnerships In Defending Space
Sat, 07 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Both Spacecom and the Space Force were created because of the threat from adversaries in the space domain and the need to protect and defend space assets from those adversaries.
Sniper, M2 Machine Gun Training - FV21.4
Sat, 07 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S Marines with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, conduct sniper and M2 .50-caliber machine gun training during Fuji Viper 21.4 (FV21.4) at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
Marine Sights In During EAB Ops
Fri, 06 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. James Fritch, a fire direction control Marine with 3d Battalion, 12th Marines, 3d Marine Division, sights in during expeditionary advanced base (EAB) operations as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 21.
Senior Airman Vogar Always Moving Forward
Fri, 06 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Born in Liberia, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ajay Vogar grew up in the capital city of Monrovia during a turbulent and violent time in the country’s history. Despite everything he’s been through, Vogar has stayed resilient and doesn’t plan on slowing down.
A-10s, HH-60s Execute CSAR Training - RF-A21
Fri, 06 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolts and HH-60 Pave Hawks conduct a combat search and rescue (CSAR) training sortie in conjunction with Red Flag-Alaska 21 (RF-A21) out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.
Amazing Tanalian Falls Autumn View
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
An amazing view of sunshine yellow leaves mix with green spruce along the Tanalian River as it rages down a waterfall in the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.
Remembering WWII Operation Husky
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
77 years ago, a group of American men fought valiantly and died tragically at Ponte Dirillo during Operation Husky in World War II. This year, several ceremonies in nearby Gela and at the historic battle site honored their sacrifice.
USS Laboon Returns To Norfolk
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) returns to Naval Station Norfolk after a regularly scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet.
Over The Horizon Security At Sea
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba (WMEC 907) perform security exercises at sea on a 26-foot Over-the-Horizon small boat off Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Draftee Remembers 1950s Service At Yuma Test Station
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The memories came flooding back to the now 91-year old Herbert Rosenberg when he approached U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground's main gate for the first time in decades.
Platoon Live-Fire At Fort Carson
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army 1st Battalion soldiers conduct platoon live-fire exercises with machine guns, armored vehicles, and explosives at Fort Carson, Colorado over two days.
USAF Veteran Lloyd Daniels Turns 100
Tue, 03 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Ret. Lt. Col. Lloyd Daniels smiles proudly after receiving his Honorary Member of the U.S. Space Force certificate and coin presented by U.S. Space Force Col. Robert Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, during his 100th birthday bash.
Legacy Of ANGLICO
Tue, 03 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO) specialize in combined arms, fire support and communications capabilities in support of planning, coordinating and conducting terminal control of fires. Modern day ANGLICOs were created using Joint Assault Signals Company capabilities as a baseline concept.
Trilateral Support To Ground Maneuvers - SJ21
Tue, 03 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment (Reinforced), Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, Australian Army soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers participate in support to ground maneuvers live-fire training during exercise Southern Jackaroo 21 (SJ21) at Mount Bundey Training Area, NT, Australia.
Mt. Rainier F-35A Flyby
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
A F-35A Lightning II from the U.S. Air Force F-35A Demonstration Team flies by Mt. Rainier under a clear blue sky while over unseen Tacoma, Washington.
Expanded Maneuver In Future Warfighting
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
To deter China and Russia from possible future aggression, the Defense Department has come up with a concept known as "expanded maneuver" that involves understanding how adversaries can operate in all domains and how to stop them while protecting DOD and coalition forces.
USCG Medevacs Mariner From Tanker Near Galveston
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoists a 48-year-old male experiencing stroke-like symptoms aboard a tanker vessel 11 miles off Galveston, Texas.
USS Abraham Lincoln Refuels At Sea
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is refueled by fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) during a replenishment-at-sea.
World War I Memorial and Museum - A Reminder Of American Values
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The National World War I Memorial and Museum in Kansas City, Missouri is a stirring and comprehensive reminder of the debt of gratitude the nation and world owes to the more than 4,000,000 American Soldiers who served in the "war to end all wars".
Stranded Migrant Air Rescued Near Baboquivari Peak
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Air and Marine Operations agents, partnered with Border Patrol agents, air rescued a stranded migrant in the Baboquivari Mountains southwest of Tucson.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The solemn Vietnam Veterans Memorial, located at the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C., includes the The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Three Servicemen Statue, and Vietnam Women's Memorial.
Mother's Inspiration Leads Filipino To The U.S. Air Force
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The 19-year-old Airman 1st Class Isaac Dayag is fresh out of basic training and ready to serve the U.S Air Force, but his story doesn’t start at Pope Army Airfield.
Marines Live-Fire Mortars - FV21.4
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marines, set-up and live-fire mortars during Fuji Viper 21.4 (FV21.4) at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
Joint Forcible Entry Op Jump - TS21
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army paratroopers jump out of a Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster III onto the Kangaroo Drop Zone with U.S. Army infantrymen providing perimeter security on the ground during a simulated Joint Forcible Entry Operation associated with Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21) in Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia.
Sailor Chris Miletich Receives Military Vanguard Award
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
For his efforts during the California Valley Fire in September 2020, U.S. Navy Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Chris Miletich received the 2021 U.S. Navy Military Vanguard Award at the Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) 57th Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
National Museum USAF - Missile Gallery
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
An up close encompassing drone view of the aircraft in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Missile Gallery. The missiles are seen from a variety of flight directions and heights.
Marine F35B Receives Take Off Signal
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Marine Corps Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VMFA-211) F-35B Lightning II receives the signal to take off from the HMS Queen Elizabeth during flight deck operations in the South China Sea.
National Buffalo Soldiers Day
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Buffalo Soldiers Day is July 28, commemorating the formation of the first Army regiments comprised of African American Soldiers, who were former slaves, to serve during the Civil War. Over 180,000 African American men made up six regiments and fought for the Union.
USS Vella Gulf Returns Home
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) returns to its homeport in Naval Station Norfolk following a four-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Korean War Veterans Memorial, located at the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C. with its Wall of Remembrance and 19 stainless steel statues commemorate the sacrifices of the millions of Americans and allied partners who fought during the Korean War.
Joshua Culbreath - Marine Vet and Olympic Hero
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Joshua Culbreath was an inspiration to many; he was a U.S. Marine, Olympian, teacher, and coach. He was inducted into the U.S. Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame and other Halls of Fame along with winning countless awards and accolades.
Bilateral Air Assault and MOUT - OS21-2
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conduct a Bilateral Air Assault and Military Operations On Urban Terrain (MOUT) exercise during Orient Shield 21-2 (OS21-2) in Japan.
World War II Memorial
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The must experience, awe-inspiring World War II Memorial at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. ... honors the service of 16 million members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America, the support of countless millions on the home front, and the ultimate sacrifice of 405,399 Americans.
2021 Chemical and Biological Operational Analysis
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The annual Chemical and Biological Operational Analysis (CBOA) exercise equips end-users with the most up-to-date defense prototypes to assess in a simulated chemical and biological threat environment. This year’s CBOA included the use of Military Working Dogs (MWDs) as part of the live scenarios.
Marines Conduct Demolition Range - FV21.4
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marines, conduct a demolition range during Fuji Viper 21.4 (FV21.4) at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji Japan.
Border Patrol Agents Conduct Weapon Qualifications
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Border Patrol agents shoot M-16 rifles, shotguns and Glock pistols during weapon qualifications training at the Border Patrol live-fire range located at the Marfa Municipal Airport in Marfa, Texas.
Elite Fire Fighters Serve In Austere Environments
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
A quick reaction force is an elite unit, comprised of Airmen from multiple squadrons trained in combat and evasion to perform their duties in austere and potentially hostile environments.
Galaxy Missing Dark Matter
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
When astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope uncovered an oddball galaxy that looks like it doesn’t have much dark matter, some thought the finding was hard to believe ... as dark matter is the invisible glue that makes up the bulk of the universe’s contents.
Dropping Retardant On Beckwourth Complex Fire
Sun, 25 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Beckwourth Complex Fire continues burning on July 8, 2021 near Frenchman Lake in N. California with the following day being doused with retardant by a civilian air tanker.
Big Navy Boots To Fill
Sun, 25 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Master Chief Logistics Specialist Tanya McCray serves aboard the USS Ford with her daughter Logistic Specialist Seaman (LSSN) Racquel McCray, who is temporarily assigned to Ford.
USCG Aircrew Medevacs Man From Fishing Vessel
Sun, 25 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew from Sector North Bend medevaced a man from a 40-foot commercial fishing vessel after suffering a medical emergency 5 miles west of Newport, Oregon.
USCG Cutter Eagle Conducts Summer Training
Sat, 24 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Academy Cadets take part in 2021 summer training deployment on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle (WIX 327) involving at-sea leadership, fundamentals of seamanship, and professional development.
New USMA Cadets Endure The Trials Of Reception Day
Sat, 24 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
A line of cars flowed through the parking lot by Buffalo Soldier Field over three days carrying with it approximately 1,225 new cadets from across the nation who were taking a huge leap into unknown territory on Reception Day at the U.S. Military Academy.
Vehicle-Borne IED Security - Darrandarra 21
Sat, 24 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Darwin react to a notional vehicle borne improvised explosive device realistically simulating what would happen during an embassy reinforcement during Exercise Darrandarra 21.
Undivided by Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard
Sat, 24 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
"Undivided" performed by Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard wonderfully represents what the overwhelming majority of Americans proudly feel about their beloved USA!
Recovering Boy (6) Tours Camp Ripley
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Six year old Ethan Manson has been recovering from effects of hydrocephalus and a chiari malformation since he was 12 months old ... and wants to become a soldier one day. Well, he was given a glimpse of his soldier dream coming true with a tour of different facilities at Camp Ripley in Minnesota.
Marine Corps Fields New Rocket System
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Marine Corps Systems Command began fielding the M3A1 Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapons System (MAAWS). It is a reloadable, recoilless rocket system intended to supplement existing shoulder-fired rocket capabilities.
Dissimilar Air Combat - PR21
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles conduct dissimilar air combat training with Hellenic F-16 Fighting Falcons and F-4 Phantoms, in support of exercise Poseidon's Rage 21 (PR21), over the Aegean Sea.
WWII Vet Willie Parker Turns 100
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Willie Parker, a World War II and Korean War Air Force veteran, celebrates his 100th birthday with family members and friends at Thomas A Cloud Park in Huber Heights, Ohio. Willie Parker also received a city proclamation and coin by Huber Heights Mayor Jeff Gore.
From Enlisted Pharmacy Tech To Space Liaison Officer
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Space Force 1st Lt. Monica Callan, an electronic warfare operations officer, never anticipated her path as an enlisted pharmacy technician would eventually lead her to becoming one of the first officers in the U.S. Space Force to deploy as a space liaison officer advising U.S. Marines in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command theater.
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Returns To Homeport
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sailors man the rails as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) returns to homeport Naval Station Norfolk after a regularly scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet.
Patriot Flag With USS Constitution
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
USS Constitution Sailors and guests display the Patriot Flag alongside the ship. The Patriot Flag pays tribute to the armed forces, first responders, second responders, family members, and victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
NASA Returning To 'Lost Habitable' World Of Venus
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
NASA has selected two new missions to Venus, Earth’s nearest planetary neighbor. Part of NASA’s Discovery Program, the missions aim to understand how Venus became an inferno-like world when it has so many other characteristics similar to ours.
Sniper Live-Fire - Southern Jackaroo 21
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment (Reinforced), Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, Australian Army soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers conduct a sniper live-fire range during Exercise Southern Jackaroo 21 at Mount Bundey Training Area, NT, Australia.
Soldier Scopes Area On Security Duty
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Army soldier scans an area through his M240L machine gun's scope for intruders while on security during a platoon live-fire exercise.
Streets To Being An Airmen
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
For Staff Sgt. Brandon Davenport the road to Officer Training School started off by living on the streets of Colorado. He comes from a long lineage of enlisted military following the footsteps of his step-father, cousins, uncles, and grandfather.
Front Liners - California 2021 Wildfires
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Several California National Guard members with Joint Task Force Rattlesnake (JTFR) share their front line experiences with wildfires that have burned across the state of California in 2021 through July 7th ... impacting the Fresno, Auburn, Mendocino, Monterey, Camp Roberts and Redding areas.
USMC Officer Candidates Endurance Course Intro
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps officer candidates with Delta Company participate in the Endurance Course Introduction at Officer Candidate School on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.
Finding Adventure In The Navy
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Within eight months of being onboard Navy Talent Acquisition Group Golden Gate, Lt. Cmdr. Sam Chiang improved officer recruiting numbers and received recognition for her countless hours getting future Sailors into the Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program.
Screaming Eagles Conduct Air Assault Demo
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles) displays their vertical envelopment capabilities at the Air Assault Demonstration at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The demo showcases the full arsenal of the division and how it can be used to close-with and destroy the enemy.
Hawaiian Volcanic Eruption Begins
Sun, 18 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
A large volcanic plume of fiery red volcanic ash and gas emanates into the night sky high into the atmoshpere from Halema'uma'u crater in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park shortly after the eruption with lava cascading into the crater that starts forming a deep lava lake.
Army Heritage Is All About Family For Veteran
Sun, 18 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
When Jose Santoscruz left his home in Puerto Rico at only 20 years old, he didn’t know he would find family spread out all over the United States, Europe and even the Middle East.
Marines Conduct Live-Fire Range - FV21.4
Sun, 18 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marines, conduct a live-fire range with rifles and shoulder rocket launchers during Fuji Viper 21.4 (FV21.4) at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
Cutter Joseph Tezanos Cocaine Offload
Sat, 17 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos' crew along with Customs and Border Protection agents offload nearly $15 million of seized cocaine at Coast Guard Base San Juan.
Four-Legged Devil Dog 'Max'
Sat, 17 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Some Marines embody the nickname, Devil Dog, quite literally. Max, a 3-year-old, 85 pound Belgian Malinois military working dog, works day in and day out to secure and protect Marine Corps Installations on Okinawa.
NASA's Return To Venus
Sat, 17 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Venus, our planetary neighbor, is a hot, hellish unforgiving world and NASA has selected two bold new missions to study this inferno-like planet ... to determine if Venus and Earth are fundamentally unique worlds or cosmetic twins.
USAF Academy Class of 2025 I-Day
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Basic cadets from the class of 2025 at the U.S. Air Force Academy for in-processing (I-Day) on June 24, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Nanosatellites Could Play Pivotal Role In Defense Against Enemy Missiles
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Two Missile Defense Agency nanosatellites ... known as CubeSats ... that launched June 30, 2021 into low-earth orbit from the Mojave Air and Space Port in California could play a large role in the future of U.S. missile defense.
Strike Eagles Fly Over Greek Islands - PR21
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, fly in formation over the Greek islands and Mediterranean Sea in support of exercise Poseidon's Rage 21 (PR21).
Sailors Live-Fire In Arabian Gulf
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sailors conduct live-fire training with a M2 machine gun aboard expeditionary sea base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) in the Arabian Gulf.
BTC ... Area Of Responsibility Lifeline
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
In combat zones, having blood products readily available to treat critically wounded patients is crucial to save the lives of military members downrange ... Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, is home to the only Blood Transshipment Center (BTC) in the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility (AOR).
Marines Live-Fire AAVs At Camp Schwab
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Company B, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment under the unit deployment program, conduct a live-fire crew serve weapons range with Assault Amphibious Vehicles at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan.
Soldiers Set Up Scalable Network Nodes
Wed, 14 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Soldiers set up scalable network nodes on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, providing vital communication and network operations support.
Lt. Cmdr. Austin West Receives Prestigious National Award
Wed, 14 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Austin West, a Meteorology and Oceanography officer, was recognized with the prestigious Parsons Award for Scientific and Technical Progress for his impactful research with immediate application to one of the Navy’s high-priority defensive capabilities under development for the Fleet.
USS Pasadena Undocking
Wed, 14 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Pasadena is undocked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, after a Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability to replace, repair, and overhaul components throughout the boat was completed.
Rifle Ready Air Assault Security
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kevin Hernandez, a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division, provides security during an air assault at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows.
WWII and Korean War Vet's Scholarship In His Name
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
It’s been many years since Lt. Col. (Ret.) Oren Lee Peters (100) has served his country in uniform, but that hasn’t stopped him from doing what he can to support the U.S. Army and the Soldiers who make up the ranks.
Long Range Rocket Systems Live-Fire - Thunderbolt 21
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
A look at several multiple long range rocket systems live-fire during Exercise Thunderbolt 21 in the mountainous region of Setermoen, Norway.
Arches National Park - Red Rock Wonderland
Mon, 12 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The story of Arches National Park begins roughly 65 million years ago. At that time, the area was a dry seabed spreading from horizon to horizon. If you stood in Devils Garden then, the striking red rock features we see today would have been buried thousands of feet below you, raw material as yet uncarved.
Capt. Joshua Hazeldean Wins 2021 Marine Aviator of the Year
Mon, 12 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Capt. Joshua Hazeldean, a pilot with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, received the Alfred A. Cunningham Award that recognizes him for earning U.S. Marine Corps Aviator of the Year ... one of, if not the highest honor ... Marine aviators can achieve during their career.
Marines Fire M2 Machine Guns From Humvee
Mon, 12 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines fire M2 heavy machine guns from Humvees at designated enemy contact points while driving in a convoy that included a vehicle recovery drill during a live-fire range at Mount Bundey Training Area, NT, Australia.
Surfside Building Collapse Recovery
Sun, 11 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
FEMA Urban Search and Rescue workers join first responders in clearing debris in the aftermath of the partially collapsed Champlain Towers South, a 12-story beachfront condominium in the Miami suburb of Surfside, Florida.
DOD Demonstrates Mobile Microgrid Technology
Sun, 11 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Defense for Research and Engineering and the Department of the Army recently demonstrated a mobile, fast-forming, secure and intelligent vehicle-centric microgrid prototype that will power next-generation warfighting capabilities and joint warfighting concepts.
We Are American Ingenuity
Sun, 11 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
NASA is more than astronauts. We are scientists, engineers, IT specialists, human resources specialists, accountants, writers, technicians and many other kinds of people working together to break barriers to achieve the seemingly impossible.
Little Girl Waves Goodbye To Cutter Thetis
Sat, 10 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
A little girl in a patriotic skirt waves goodbye to a parent and other crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis, as they get underway for inclement weather ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa in Key West, Florida.
Remembering U.S. Coast Guard WWII Veteran Michael Brewer
Sat, 10 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Even before Michael Brewer enlisted, he was known for being mischievous. It’s what ultimately drove his mother to push the pen in paper and sign his enlistment papers in 1945, the final year of World War II.
USCG Academy - Swab Summer Week One
Sat, 10 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Swab Summer, an intensive seven-week program, is the first part of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy journey towards becoming an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Super Hercules Over Scenic Alaska
Fri, 09 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules performs low level maneuvers during RED FLAG-Alaska 21-2 over scenic Alaska with snow covered mountains in the background.
First-Time Deployers Seek Professional Growth
Fri, 09 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Despite being faced with challenges, first-time deployers Staff Sgt. Jalisse Vazquez and 2nd Lt. Ryan Ordille see their deployment as an opportunity for professional growth.
AAVs Waterborne Ops At Camp Schwab
Fri, 09 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Company B, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion and Marines with 3d Battalion, 5th Marines conduct waterborne operations with Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan.
Independence Day Celebration At National WWI Museum and Memorial
Thu, 08 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Visitors to the Independence Day celebration at the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri enjoy the Stars and Stripes Picnic with performances by the U.S. Navy ... Ceremonial Guard "Drill Team Platoon", Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, and musicians ... along with an evening fireworks display.
A Split Second Chance
Thu, 08 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Caitlin Sullivan gripped the M9 service pistol. The scorching hot sun beamed down as sweat rolled down her face. She pushed off the safety, touched the trigger, aimed and readied to shoot a real person who had come over the fence. It required a split-second decision ... and she chose not to shoot.
Flight Line Ops - Poseidon's Rage 21
Thu, 08 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force's 48th Fighter Wing launches out with Hellenic Air Force's 115th Combat Wing, in support of exercise Poseidon's Rage at Souda Bay, Greece.
Independence Day At MCB Quantico
Wed, 07 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
America’s 245th Independence Day celebration at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico that included performances by the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and Quantico Marine Corps Band followed by the fireworks show at Lejeune Field.
The Sky Is The Limit For Four Female Aviators
Wed, 07 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
An all-female flight crew took to the skies in an HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter to participate in a fly-over for the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division change of command ceremony at Fort Stewart, Georgia. It was the crew’s first time participating in an all-female flight.
USS Gerald R. Ford Full Ship Shock Trial
Wed, 07 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
A slow motion look at the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completing the first scheduled explosive event of Full Ship Shock Trials while underway in the Atlantic Ocean.
Independence National Historical Park
Tue, 06 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Independence National Historical Park, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, represents the founding ideals of the United States of America ... and preserves national and international symbols of freedom and democracy ... including Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and the Liberty Bell.
A Marine's Marine - Arifaj
Tue, 06 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
As a senior drill instructor with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, Gunnery Sgt. Anton Arifaj brings his passion for service every day to his platoon. He knows the energy and discipline he receives from his recruits and drill instructors will only be as much as he gives in return.
MPs Conduct Close Quarter Battle - AL21
Tue, 06 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army 551st Military Police Company conducts close quarter battle training during African Lion 2021 (AL21) in Tantan, Morocco.
Independence Day Cannon Gun Salute
Mon, 05 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Fort Sam Houston Army Soldiers fire cannons during a Salute to the Nation ceremony, at the Joint Base San Antonio Main Flag Pole at MacArthur Parade Field at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The Soldiers fired 50 rounds as a salute to each of the 50 United States.
DOD Missile Defense Strategy
Mon, 05 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
As missile technology matures and proliferates among potential adversaries China, Russia, North Korea and Iran, the threat to the USA, deployed forces, allies and partners is increasing ... with missile defense playing a key role in U.S. national security.
Marines Live-Fire Weapons At Mount Bundey
Mon, 05 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Rotational Force - Darwin conduct a live-fire range with the M240B medium machine gun, M2 heavy machine gun and Mk 19 40mm grenade launcher at Mount Bundey Training Area, NT, Australia.
Independence Day 2021 - Old Glory With Declaration
Sun, 04 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Old Glory waves proudly with the "Declaration of Independence" in its center that was signed by the Founding Fathers on July 4, 1776 ... starting the American Revolutionary War ... and giving birth to our beloved ... United States of America ... the land of the free and home of the brave!
Coast Guardsman Supports Border Humanitarian Operations
Sun, 04 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Petty Officer 3rd Class Darius Jones, a generally modest, mild mannered coastie, walks around the Customs and Border Protection facility in Yuma, Arizona with a bright smile, greeting everyone with a fist bump and uplifting comment.
NASA’s Earth System Observatory
Sun, 04 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
NASA's Earth System Observatory is an array of satellites, instruments and missions ... that are going to collect a series of critical observations to better inform us of how our planet is changing with greater precision on unimaginable scales.
National Anthem At Command Change
Sat, 03 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The official party, guests, and family members stand at attention during the national anthem at a change of command at Coast Guard Base Seattle.
Air Force MSGT Reflects On 30 Year Service
Sat, 03 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Master Sgt. Cynthia Wahl, a curriculum developer at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center here, has experienced many different jobs during her time in the Air Force including dental technician, protocol, personnel, Enlisted Professional Military Education instructor, and finally to curriculum development ... It all started on Memorial Day as a third-grader, during a 4-H event walking through a cemetery.
USAF 34th WS Attack Helicopter - GS21
Sat, 03 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Air Force 34th Weapons Squadron (WS) competes in Gun Smoke 2021 (GS21) with an attack helicopter at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
Rescue Airmen Ready To Respond
Fri, 02 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Airmen at the 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, assigned to the U.S. Air Force 332 Air Expeditionary Wing, in an undisclosed desert location somewhere in Southwest Asia, are ready to respond at a moment's notice with their HH-60W Combat Rescue helicopter.
Goats and Glory Connects With Gamers
Fri, 02 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Headsets on, controllers in hand, at their new digs in Memphis, Tennessee ... the Navy’s esports Goats and Glory team is competition ready ... livestreaming their gameplay to the Navy’s Twitch channel to reach a diverse and growing community in the esports realm.
Marines Conduct Artillery Raid - RT21.2
Fri, 02 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, 2nd Landing Support Battalion (LSB), 2nd Marine Logistic Group and Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing conduct an artillery raid at Camp Lejeune, NC.
USS Cheyenne Arrives At New Homeport
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) arrives at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut for a scheduled homeport shift.
Soldier Continues Legacy Of Family Service
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
According to the Pew Research Center, nearly 80 percent of veterans have an immediate family member who served in the military, showing that most veterans leave a legacy of service to their families ... as does U.S. Army 1st Lt. Bradley Cho.
USS Ronald Reagan Flight Ops - South China Sea
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, conducts routine flight operations in the South China Sea.
Soldiers Fast Rope Night Ready
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division Lightning Academy Air Assault instructors stand flashlight ready for a night rooftop insertion during a Fast Rope Insertion/Extraction System and Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction System (FRIES/SPIES) Master course at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Marine Raiders Certified For Deployment Through RAVEN
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
The RAVEN exercise places Marine Raiders with Marine Forces Special Operations Command into a notional country, simulating a deployment. The training environment includes a vast network of internet simulation and civilian and military role-players that comprise the host-nation military security forces.
Green Beret Snipers - Red Flag-Alaska 21
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Green Berets from Alpha Company 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group "Airborne" fire at a target from 1 mile away during Red Flag-Alaska 21-02.
Marines MRF Ship Search
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit search the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans during a Maritime Raid Force (MRF) training evolution with USS Germantown.
Vandenberg AFB Gets New U.S. Space Force Name
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Vandenberg Air Force Base was officially renamed Vandenberg Space Force Base during a U.S. Space Force ceremony held at the base parade grounds ... The establishment of the U.S. Space Force is a significant step forward in the recognition of space as a warfighting domain.
Infantry Marine Course - Camp Pendleton
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, participated in the first iteration of the Infantry Marine Course (IMC) on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Majestic Saguaro Cactus In Sonoran Desert
Mon, 28 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Stunning clear blue sky and golden red sunset scenic views of the majestic Saguaro Cactus in the Sonoran Desert at the Saguaro National Park in Arizona.
'Rosie’s Riveters' Nose Art Immortalizes Legacy Of WWII Pilot
Mon, 28 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
One of the 100th Bombardment Group’s most iconic, legendary World War II pilots (Lt. Col. Robert “Rosie” Rosenthal) has been immortalized into the newest heritage nose art of a 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker – tail number 58-0089 – which was unveiled at a ceremony at RAF Mildenhall.
AMO UH-60 Crew Conducts Hoist Training
Mon, 28 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Tucson Air Branch UH-60 crew conducts hoist training, AMO crews train to respond and perform high-risk missions that save lives in the unforgiving terrain and extreme heat on the southwest border.
WWII Vet Paul Bowen's 100 Birthday
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Coast Guardsmen from several units in Oregon honor Paul Bowen, a World War II veteran, with his wife proudly looking at him during Paul's 100th birthday celebration in Salem, Oregon.
The Best Decision Of My Life
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Damage Controlman 1st Class Casey Dean was born and raised in Salt Lake City. It was there that he and his two best friends decided to embark on a life-changing journey into the U.S. Navy.
USCG Aircrew Rescue Offshore Cedar Key
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter air crew located and safely hoisted four men in from the Gulf of Mexico after their vessel capsized 30 miles west of Cedar Key, Florida.
Space Launch Delta 30 Inspiring Command Change
Sat, 26 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Space Force Col. Robert A. Long, who just assumed command of Space Launch Delta 30, is saluted by Guardians as they stand at attention during the inspiring ceremony at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.
World War II Veteran (99) Receives Purple Heart
Sat, 26 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. James C. McConville, presented the Purple Heart to 99-year-old World War II veteran Osceola "Ozzie" Fletcher more than 76 years after being wounded during the Battle of Normandy.
B-52H Weapons Load At MORóN AB
Sat, 26 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
A B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, LA, is loaded with munitions a day prior to a sortie at MORóN Air Base in Spain.
Thunderbolts Alaskan Beauty Taxi
Fri, 25 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
A beautiful scenic look of U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as the taxi during exercise Red Flag-Alaska 21-02 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska with snow covered mountains under the clear blue sky in the background.
One Marine's Foundations
Fri, 25 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Troy E. Black shares a little bit of his prequel, one that predates his time in the Marine Corps, but would come to define it and his life as a whole.
Marines Live-Fire Artillery - RT21.2
Fri, 25 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
April 25, 2021 - U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, live-fire artillery in Exercise Rolling Thunder 21.2 (RT21.2) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
USS Gerald R. Ford Full Ship Shock Trial
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completes the first scheduled explosive event of Full Ship Shock Trials to confirm that the warship can continue to meet demanding mission requirements under harsh conditions they might encounter in battle.
Space Defense Agency Sends Up Satellites For First Time
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Space Development Agency — charged with building the National Defense Space Architecture — for the first time, putting satellites into orbit aboard SpaceX's Transporter 2 commercial rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
USS Ross Weapons Live-Fire - AL21
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) participates in a live-fire exercise involving sailors shooting machine guns, the Phalanx Close-In Weapons Systems, and Mark 45 five-inch rapid-fire deck gun ... as part of African Lion 2021 (AL21) in the Atlantic Ocean.
Honoring Terminally Ill Boy
Wed, 23 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Mason Fletcher, 7, and his father Sgt. 1st Class Darrin Fletcher walk through an honor shield of applauding U.S. Army and Navy recruiting service members, prior to a surprise birthday party held for Mason, who has terminal brain cancer.
Not Quite Ready For The Coast Guard Academy£
Wed, 23 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
The college experience can be a grueling academic gauntlet for any young person striking out on their own. For most, those trials don’t include carrying a heavy log ... The Coast Guard Academy Scholars (CGAS) Program sends students for one year of preparatory school to develop academically, physically, and militarily.
Marines Live-Fire, Relocate Artillery - ARTP 21.1
Wed, 23 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines live-fire and relocate artillery during Artillery Relocation Training Program (ARTP) 21.2 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
New Marines Formation March
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
New Marines of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, march in formation during a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.
From Spouse To Officer Nearing Two Decades Of Military Service
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
After serving 18 years as a significant other in the military, Amanda Martinez added onto her role by raising her right hand and joining the ranks of the U.S. Air Force.
Prepare, Load, and Fire Rounds Down Range - DF21
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army soldiers with 1st Battalion 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, prepare, load, and fire artillery rounds down range during Dynamic Front 21 in Torun, Poland.
Rainmaker Mountain
Mon, 21 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Rainmaker Mountain in the National Park of American Samoa is a great mass of volcanic rocks extruded as molten magma during major episodes of volcanism, which created Tutuila island.
Unleashing The Potential Of Unmanned Systems
Mon, 21 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
The testing of new unmanned technologies reflects the Navy and Marine Corps’ commitment to rethinking concepts of operations ... that will complement, not replace, manned assets, and will provide warfighters far more options in combat.
Marines Conduct Squad Defense Drills - DC 21.1
Mon, 21 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, participate in live-fire squad attack drills as part of exercise Dynamic Cape (DC 21.1) at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
SFC Dustin Dearborn Awarded Soldier's Medal
Sun, 20 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Vermont Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Dustin Dearborn is awarded the Soldier's Medal for heroism during a night rescue mission in frigid winter temperatures to save the life of a downed skier.
U.S. Military Academy 2022 Cadet Learns To Lead, Serve
Sun, 20 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
As the regimental commander for this summer’s U.S. Military Academy Cadet Field Training, Cadet Holland Pratt is ready to make a difference, inspire passion for the profession, and refine her leadership style.
People, Dogs Rescued From Offshore Rocks
Sun, 20 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, rescue three people and two dogs after their flamingo-shaped raft drifted across Monashka Bay and up against offshore rocks.
We The People
Sun, 20 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
The heartfelt, pride stirring "We The People" song and video ... includes an inspiring collection of quotes from great Presidents and statesmen.
USCG Cutter Tahoma $143.5M Cocaine Offload
Sat, 19 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma's crew offloads more than 7,500 pounds of cocaine, an estimated street value of $143.5 million, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
From Iraq To USA ... Becoming A Marine
Sat, 19 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Abdullah Alshimmari still remembers the fragile line between chaos and peace ... His desire to take care of his Marines and recruits in the future is that much stronger because of what he survived.
WTI 2-21 - Close Air Support
Sat, 19 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1), conduct day and night close air support with live-fire in a simulated hostile environment, during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-21 at Yodaville near Yuma, Arizona.
This God-Given Land
Sat, 19 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
This God-Given Land song and its music video proudly express fervor for the rights, liberties and freedoms guaranteed to the American people and protected by the United States Constitution.
Strike Eagles Live Weapons Load
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 492nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, load live weapons on F-15E Strike Eagles prior to takeoff during exercise Poseidon’s Rage at Souda Bay, Greece.
DOD Role In Chinese Pacing Threat, Integrated Deterrence
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
China is America's pacing threat ... China is the only country that can pose a systemic challenge to the United States in the sense of challenging us, economically, technologically, politically and militarily.
The Quantum Frontier
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
In the race to master and harness advanced technology, the Air Force is making strides within quantum research, bringing "Q-Day" to fruition sooner.
Combatant Assault Crafts High-Speed Pass
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Two combatant assault crafts assigned to the U.S. Navy Special Boat Team TWENTY perform a high-speed pass alongside the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4) in the Mediterranean Sea.
U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Mentorship Program
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
As recruits undergo training at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, each mentor comes to the training center three times in the span of eight weeks to provide answers and guidance about what it takes to have a successful career in the Coast Guard.
Marines Kick In Doors - IMC 2021
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, learn to patrol and clear urban environments during the thirteenth week of the Infantry Marine Course (IMC) on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Chinook Fastrope
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), and the Royal Moroccan Army, fast-rope out of a CH-47 Chinook in Tifnit, Morocco. Africa Lion 2021 is U.S. Africa Command’s largest, premier, joint, annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal.
Air Force Reserve - Keeping The Door Open
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Air Force Reserve provides and maintains qualified trained units. If needed, Air Force reservists respond in times of war or national emergency filling in stateside service positions when active duty are overseas.
Navy Aerial Live-Fire, Casualty Evacuation
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sailors assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 perform a live-fire exercise and a casualty evacuation exercise in the Arabian Gulf.
Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Niklaus McMann stands next to a Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System (LMADIS) that allows Low Altitude Air Defense Marines to keep pace with the maneuver force in order to protect it from precision fires and enemy close air support.
Don't Be A Lady ... Be A Legend
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Many females served in war zones alongside their male compatriots, as did U.S. Army Lt. Col. Nancy Christ, a decorated veteran in the nurse corps, who served for 20 years ... completing two deployments to Vietnam and being awarded mutliple medals including the Bronze Star. The women veterans, who served with pride, created an impeccable legacy that active duty service members continue through today.
2021 USMC Championships Marksmanship Competition
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines compete in the 2021 Marine Corps Championship Marksmanship Competition that inspires unit cohesion and mission readiness by allowing Marines to compete and improve lethality with a range of weapon types.
Flag Day - Largest Display Of Old Glory
Mon, 14 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
The largest display of the American Flag "Old Glory" was flown from the downstream face of the Hoover Dam on May 1, 1996. The 505 foot by 255 foot flag with each star over 17 feet high weighed 3,000 pounds and was hoisted by three separate cables located at the top of the dam.
Ret. Army MSgt. Linda Berry Reflects On Family, Career
Mon, 14 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Retired Army Master Sgt. Linda Berry didn’t set out to follow her father’s footsteps into the Army when she enlisted. Instead, she set out to be all she could be, including a mother, in her twenty-three years of service in the U.S. Army.
Soldiers Fire M109 Paladin Howitzer - DF21
Mon, 14 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army soldiers from 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, operate and fire the M109 Paladin Howitzer during Dynamic Front 21 in Torun, Poland.
Historic Fort Jefferson
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Fort Jefferson was built to protect one of the most strategic deepwater harbors off the coast of the United States on Garden Key island in the Dry Tortugas National Park. It helped to protect the peace and prosperity of a young nation.
Eyes To The Sky
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Drone Buster is one of the Marine Corps’ newest Counter-UAS assets. It is a hand-held jammer which has the ability to force a UAS to descend or to return to its operator.
Subway Search and Rescue - GR21
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers from the U.S. Army 526th Engineer Company out of Fort Stewart, Georgia conduct search and rescue operations in a subway with decontamination in a simulated nuclear attack during Guardian Response 21 (GR21) at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center.
Amazing Partial Solar Eclipse At U.S. Capitol
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
An amazing partial solar eclipse is seen as the sun rises to the left of the United States Capitol building, as seen from Arlington, Virginia. The annular or “ring of fire” solar eclipse is only visible to some people in Greenland, Northern Russia, and Canada.
DOD Plans For Responsible Artificial Intelligence
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
From the battlefield to the back office, artificial intelligence has the potential to transform how the Defense Department does business in areas like increasing the speed of decision making and making sense of complex data sets.
HMLA-267 MRX Flight Ops
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 267 conduct flight operations with live-fire during a mission rehearsal exercise (MRX) over Okinawa, Japan.
Bethpage Air Show Flyover
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bruckenthal supervises the 2021 Bethpage Air Show near Jones Beach, New York as a flight demonstration flyover occurs.
Seeing The Nuclear Deterrence Bigger Picture
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
The alarm was blaring on the launch control console, messages were flashing across the screens for a training simulation intercontinental ballistic missile launch correctly ... My heart raced and I was both immediately overwhelmed and amazed at what misileers actually do.
AMO Coastal Interceptor Vessel Maneuvers
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations Coastal Interceptor Vessel Crew conducts maneuvers off the coast of San Diego with the high-speed boat.
Retiring CMSgt Keene Receives Legion of Merit
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Keene receives the Legion of Merit for his meritorious service during his retirement after dedicating nearly 30 years of service to the U.S. Air Force.
From Would-Be Rocker To Rock Star Recruiter
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Gabriel King was convinced he was going to be a rock star. However, he eventually learned that the U.S. Navy could be his way to a better life ... then met his wife and found his work ethic in the Navy.
WTI 2-21 - Assault Support Training
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2nd Marine Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, and aircraft attached to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1, participate in Assault Support Training 3 with aerial fire and infantry assault on an urban area during Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI), 2-21.
E-2D Hawkeye Launches From USS Ronald Reagan
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
An E-2D Hawkeye attached to the Tiger Tails of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 launches from the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) currently in the Philippine Sea.
Cancer Can't Stop Guardsman From Deploying
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Wayne Cridland was diagnosed with Stage 4A squamous cell carcinoma in February 2009. In September 2010, he deployed to Iraq with the Army National Guard’s 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team in support of Operation New Dawn.
USCGC Terrapin Tour
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
An informative virtual tour of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin by Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Vincent, operations petty officer during the 2021 Portland Rose Festival.
Bradley Fighting Vehicle Attack Mode
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
A Bradley Fighting Vehicle with 1st Battalion, 635th Armored Regiment, Kansas Army National Guard, moves in attack mode to a staging position during maneuvers at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California.
Excellence Is Forged In The Night
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
After months of preparation and planning, 2d Marine Division (2d MARDIV) conducted the first iteration of night live-fire training on range G-36 equipped with night vision optics to navigate the terrain.
Marines Conduct Combat Live-Fire - FV21.3
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, conduct a live-fire combat rehearsal with a variety of weapons, including explosives, during Fuji Viper 21.3 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
Silent Drill At Pro Football Hall of Fame
Mon, 07 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon perform at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, an exhilarating museum and attraction that pays tribute to the talents and triumphs of pro football’s greatest legends.
America's Fallen Defended 'Vital, Beating Heart of Our Nation'
Mon, 07 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Memorial Day originated 153 years ago to commemorate the lives of those who died defending the United States during the Civil War. Today, it is the day set aside to honor and recognize all who have died while fighting in the nation's service.
National Museum USAF - Southeast Asia War Gallery
Mon, 07 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
An up close encompassing drone view of the aircraft in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Southeast Asia War Gallery. The aircraft are seen from a variety of flight directions and heights.
'Tough' Omaha Beach On D-Day
Sun, 06 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Tough Beach Watercolor by Navy Combat Artist Dwight Shepler, 1944, shows German artillery fire hitting U.S. forces on Omaha Beach, during the Normandy invasion on D-Day - June 6, 1944.
Combat Casualties Aren’t Always Human
Sun, 06 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Military Working Dogs have become an integral part of military operations and security, yet many people don’t realize dogs are vulnerable to the same environmental and occupational hazards.
WTI 2-21 - Support By Fire Evolution
Sun, 06 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps infantrymen, with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct a support by fire evolution, in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-21, at Site 50 training area.
Point Overlook View Of Nature's Colors
Sat, 05 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
An amazing view of nature's colors from the Point Overlook that is located in the Shenandoah National Park. The Point Overlook sunrise and sunset views are must sees too.
Disruptive Technologies ... Re-imagining The Future Force
Sat, 05 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
The United States military is changing and forging ahead in the modern era of Great Power Competition with the biggest obstacles in the acquisition field, as things are being invented faster than we can get them to the warfighter.
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Flight Ops In Arabian Sea
Sat, 05 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conduct flight operations in the Arabian Sea.
Memorial Day At Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Staff at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May hold a Memorial Day observance on base at the Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial.
Soldier’s Journey From Refugee To Pilot
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
If there is someone who knows a thing about hard work and determination, it’s U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Valdeta Mehanja, a pilot with the 1-131st Aviation Regiment. Mehanja is an Albanian native born in Kosovo and a US citizen.
WTI 2-21 - UH-1Y Venom Crew Live-Fire
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Liam Hogan operates a GAU-21 .50 caliber machine gun and an M240D 7.62mm machine gun, while surveying for targets aboard a UH-1Y Venom, during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-21.
Memorial Day Salute
Thu, 03 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Col. Kurt Wendt, 501st Combat Support Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Keene, 501st CSW command chief, salute their wing’s laid wreath during the Memorial Day ceremony at Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial site, England.
Modern Problems, Modern Solutions
Thu, 03 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Just a little under ten years ago, deployed Marines on patrol would have their eyes scanning for the greatest threat at the time – IEDs. Today, those forward deployed to the Central Command area of Operations have their eyes directed upwards for the newest threat – Drones.
Marne Air Soldiers Conduct Warhorse II
Thu, 03 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Marne Air Soldiers of U.S. Army 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division conduct their Warhorse II exercise at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Young Baseball Player Honors Fallen WWII Relative
Wed, 02 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
On Memorial Day (May 31, 2021) ... USA Patriotism! founder/owner David Bancroft's young great nephew proudly wears a special baseball jersey with the name of his great, great uncle Bernard Borer (19) and the date (July 13, 1944) he was KIA during WWII in Normandy, France. PVT Borer was the twin brother of David Bancroft's mother, who woke up from a deep sleep knowing/feeling immediately when her brother had become a fallen hero with his squad members.
Space-Based Capabilities Critical To U.S. National Security
Wed, 02 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Space-based capabilities are vital to U.S. national security in today's era of de-stabilizing challenges from Russia and undeniable strategic competition with China.
WTI 2-21 - Emergency Extract Exercise
Wed, 02 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One conduct an emergency extract exercise utilizing various aircraft in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-21, at Observation Point Feets, in Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California.
JROTC Cadet Salutes Fallen's Wreath
Tue, 01 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
An Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet salutes after placing a wreath on one of the monuments honoring fallen service members from Spalding County during Memorial Day ceremonies in Griffin, Georgia.
Calling Inspires Lasting Legacy In Air Force
Tue, 01 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
Yes, U.S. Air Force chaplain Col. Paula Payne is retired. No, she is not done serving her country. Payne's life of service began in 1981 at St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, where she was working as a secondary and adult education teacher.
2021 National Memorial Day Observance
Tue, 01 Jun 2021 08:00:00 CST
The 153rd National Memorial Day Observance to honor the Fallen at Arlington National Cemetery with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other dignitaries.
Memorial Day 2021
Mon, 31 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
On Memorial Day, we honor and reflect upon the courage, integrity, and selfless dedication of the members of our Armed Forces who have made the greatest sacrifice in service to our Nation ... They put themselves on the line for our shared values — for duty, honor, country — and they paid the ultimate price.
Soldiers Find Strength To Lead From Fallen Brothers
Mon, 31 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
In January 2006, two young Soldiers were killed eight days and less than 50 miles apart, while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Fourteen years later, their stories came together by way of two Army first sergeants.
Memorial Day - Remember, Honor
Mon, 31 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor the fallen service members, who never made it out of uniform ... the brave ones ... who made the ultimate sacrifice ... going beyond self for our beloved, great USA!
History Of Memorial Day
Sun, 30 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
A solemn reminder about the reason and importance of the sacred national holiday ... Memorial Day ... that honors the fallen ones, who died in the line of service for beloved USA!
Remembering Fallen Corpsmen, Others
Sun, 30 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
There are 57 etched names on Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Hospital Corps Heroes Wall of Honor. They all share two distinctive traits; they all are corpsmen, and they all were killed in the line of duty.
President Biden Honors Troops' Service, Sacrifice
Sun, 30 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
President Joe Biden discusses sacrifices made by service members and expresses his appreciation for their service at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia a few days before Memorial Day 2021.
Flags-In at Arlington National Cemetery
Sat, 29 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers from the U.S. Army 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), along with service members from all armed forces service branches, place over 265,000 U.S. flags at every gravesite, columbarium court column, and niche wall column as part of Flags-In at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial Day Observance At Otis Memorial Park
Sat, 29 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Service members from the military commands of Joint Base Cape Cod joined together with the Otis Civilian Advisory Council in observing Memorial Day during a ceremony held at Otis Memorial Park, Joint Base Cape Cod.
Flags In At Arlington 2021
Sat, 29 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Inspiring, heartfelt scenes of soldiers from the U.S. Army 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), along with service members from all armed forces service branches, placing over 265,000 U.S. flags at every gravesite, columbarium court column, and niche wall column as part of Flags-In at Arlington National Cemetery.
Honoring The Fallen With Flags
Fri, 28 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Rock Island community including First Army Soldiers, civilians, and families, honor those who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice by placing flags at Rock Island National Cemetery in Illinois.
Navy Forging Relationships With Middle School Students
Fri, 28 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
To forge relationships with young students in Military City USA, members of the Central Texas Chapter of the National Naval Officers Association and leadership of Navy Talent Acquisition Group San Antonio visited Nimitz Middle School.
OCS Student Sounds Off
Thu, 27 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Navy Officer Candidate School (OCS) class 14-21 student, at Officer Training Command, Newport, Rhode Island, sounds off while running in place during a Room, Locker and Personnel inspection.
Olympic Hopeful Soldier ... 'Breakin' Barriers
Thu, 27 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Brianna Pritchard’s path to the Olympics is not through a traditional sport, but the competitive sport called breaking ... that was called 'Break Dancing' in the 1980s.
Squad Live-Fire, Maneuver On Camp Lejeune
Thu, 27 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, execute a squad live-fire and maneuver training event on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
2021 Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition
Wed, 26 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Approximately 80 soldiers from across the nation participate the 2021 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior/Best Squad Competition at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, May 19-28. It brings in the best Soldiers and squads from across the U.S. Army Reserve to earn the title of “Best Warrior” and “Best Squad” among their peers.
Ready To Respond At A Moment's Notice
Wed, 26 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Marines with 1st MAW conducted this Alert Contingency Marine Air-Ground Taskforce (ACM) drill in order to maintain readiness as the III Marine Expeditionary Force’s Air Combat Element of the ACM in the Indo-Pacific.
National Mall Inspiring Glimpse
Wed, 26 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
An inspiring glimpse of some of the national monuments and iconic buildings around the National Mall at different times in April 2021.
Marines Watery Amphibious Raid Offload
Tue, 25 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines unload off of a combat rubber raiding craft after completing an amphibious raid rehearsal at Kin Blue training area, Okinawa, Japan.
Warfare, Strategy Future Dictates Special Ops Action
Tue, 25 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
The future of warfare will dictate how special operations forces operate ... Warfare is going to be multi-domain ... Our goal is to maintain a strategic advantage.
Six-Ship Dissimilar Formation Maneuvers
Tue, 25 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
A six-ship dissimilar formation consisting of two T-1A Jayhawks, two T-38 Talons, and two T-6A Texan II aircrafts from Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, practice advanced maneuvering.
Enjoying Water Fun In Hozomeen
Mon, 24 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Visitors enjoy water fun in Hozomeen at the northern end of Ross Lake National Recreation Area (NRA) that is the most accessible part of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex.
Small Unit, Big Job
Mon, 24 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army fixed-wing aircraft detachments are small communities spread throughout the United States with everyone likely to cross paths at one point or another due to the nature of their missions.
Marines Conduct Machine Gun Range - FV21.3
Mon, 24 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, conduct a M240 Bravo and M2 Browning .50-caliber machine gun range with a variety of weapons during Fuji Viper 21.3 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
Hubble Watches How A Giant Planet Grows
Sun, 23 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Hubble Space Telescope studied an exoplanet that’s grown up to five times the mass of Jupiter over a period of about 5 million years. The newly forming exoplanet PDS 70b shows how material may be falling onto the giant world as it builds up mass.
Battling Cancer In Combat Boots
Sun, 23 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Capt. Kathryn Nay, a defender currently assigned to the 140th Wing as the executive officer for the Colorado Air National Guard, was only 37 years old when she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.
Soldiers Live-Fire With ENVG-Binoculars
Sun, 23 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, conduct a platoon live-fire using the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binoculars at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Ralph Puckett Jr. - Medal of Honor Ceremony
Sat, 22 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
President Joe Biden presents the Medal of Honor to retired Army Col. Ralph Puckett Jr. for conspicuous gallantry during the Korean War at the White House.
POTUS Biden At USGC Academy Commencement
Sat, 22 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduated 240 new officers along with seven international students with President Joseph R. Biden Jr. delivering the keynote address during the 140th Commencement Exercises.
Top Three Leaders Aboard U.S. Warship From Same State
Sat, 22 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
It is extremely unusual for the top three leaders aboard a U.S. warship to come from the same state, as is the case aboard the USS Mustin.
Tuskegee Airman 2021 Wreath Laying Ceremony
Fri, 21 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Retired Lt. Col. Vorry Moon of the Tuskegee Airman "Hooks" Jones Chapter (center) salutes during the playing of the national anthem during a Tuskegee Airman wreath-laying ceremony in the Honor Garden at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Leslie Hobbs - Seventh Decade In Service To Army Reserve
Fri, 21 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Leslie Hobbs began his Army service in 1959, retiring 33 years later as a lieutenant colonel. From there, now in his seventh decade, he has worked various jobs around the U.S. Army reserve center in Independence, Missouri doing what he can to help Soldiers.
WTI 2-21 - Assault On Village
Fri, 21 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines simulate an assault on a village during Assault Support Tactics 1 in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-21 at combat village, near Wellton, Arizona.
Sailors Transit Atlantic In RHIB
Thu, 20 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sailors aboard a Rigid Inflatable Hull Boat (RHIB) assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) transit the Atlantic Ocean during exercise At-Sea Demo/Formidable Shield.
Modernizing Marine Corps Infantry Capabilities
Thu, 20 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Marine Corps has been investing time, money and resources into modernizing the force to meet objectives outlined in the Commandant’s Planning Guidance, Force Design 2030 and the National Defense Strategy ... with no investment more important than those in support of the infantry Marine.
USS Gerald R. Ford Launches Missiles - CSSQT
Thu, 20 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
An evolved sea sparrow missiles and a rolling-airframe missiles launch from USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) weapons sponsons during combat systems ship qualification trials (CSSQT).
Paladin At Camp Williams
Wed, 19 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Utah Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 222nd Field Artillery participate in a recruiting and family day live-fire artillery demonstration using the M109A6 Paladin at Camp Williams, Utah.
A Blur Differentiating Between State Actors, Criminals In Cyber
Wed, 19 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Who's hacking U.S. networks£ It's not an easy question to answer, defense leaders told lawmakers, as determining if a malicious cyber attacker is a foreign government, a cyber criminal or a cyber criminal supported by a foreign government is never clear.
Combat Activities On Range 400 - ITX 3-21
Wed, 19 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, conduct combat activities on range 400 during supported Company Attacks at Range at Range 400 while participating in Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 3-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.
BWT Fire Team Maneuvers
Tue, 18 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion practice fire team maneuvers during Basic Warrior Training (BWT) at Paige Field on Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC.
IMDT - The Art Of Medicine
Tue, 18 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
One of the U.S. Air Force’s missions is to provide Airmen and their families with the best health care possible ... There is only one enlisted health care provider in the Air Force Medical Service Corps ... the Independent Duty Medical Technician (IDMT).
Black Jack Brigade Shoots Bradley
Tue, 18 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team ("Black Jack" Brigade) shoots the Bradley Fighting Vehicles during a range at Fort Hood in Texas.
Spectacular Mather Point South Rim View
Mon, 17 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Mather Point is one of the most popular and busiest viewpoints on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with spectacular views.
MOHR Byers Speaks At Navy SEALs Class 342 Graduation
Mon, 17 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Master Chief (ret.) Edward Byers, who earned his Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan, challenged the newly-minted SEALs to remain committed to constant personal and professional improvement.
Marines Live-Fire Machine Guns - FV21.3
Mon, 17 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, hone tactics, techniques, and procedures as they conduct a live-fire combat rehearsal with machine guns during Fuji Viper 21.3 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
Curiosity Mars' Selfie On Mont Mercou
Sun, 16 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover used two different cameras to create a selfie in front of Mont Mercou, a rock outcrop that stands 20 feet tall. The panorama is made up of 60 images taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager on the rover’s robotic arm.
Now A Doctor, Always A Soldier
Sun, 16 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
James Kimball has a history of helping Soldiers. For a decade, he served as an explosive ordnance disposal technician. Later he would serve as an instructor at the Naval School for Explosive Ordnance Disposal. In May 2021, he began a new level of service ... as an Army doctor with the rank of captain.
Red Flag 21-2 At Nellis AFB
Sun, 16 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
A look at various aircraft including the F-35 Lightning II, KC-135 Stratotanker, B-1 Lancer and EA-18 Growler ... conduct flight operations, including take-offs, during Red Flag 21-2 at Nellis Air Force Base.
Armed Forces Day & Peace Officers Memorial Day
Sat, 15 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Armed Forces Day thanks our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. Peace Officers Memorial Day pays tribute to the local, state, and federal peace officers who have died, or who have been disabled, in the line of duty.
USMC Wounded Warrior Defies Odds ... Returns To Duty
Sat, 15 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
After four years of limb salvage, seven surgeries and 781 days with the U.S. Marine Corps’ Wounded Warrior Battalion - West, Capt. Thomas Benge is returning to full duty.
Marines Clear Obstacles With Explosives - SLTE 3-21
Sat, 15 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271 prepare explosive charges and Bangalore torpedoes then clear obstacles with them at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.
Coast Guard Patrols Tampa Bay
Fri, 14 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
A crew from Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg on a 29-foot Response Boat – Small II patrols Tampa Bay, Florida.
Speed, Integration Needed To Deter China, Russia
Fri, 14 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Peer competitors China and Russia are modernizing their militaries at an astonishingly rapid rate, much faster than the Defense Department ... Seamless integration of the joint force in all domains — sea, land, air, space and cyberspace — is also critical to deterring adversaries and winning wars.
USS America Flight Ops In Philippine Sea
Fri, 14 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) conduct flight operations at an undisclosed location in the Philippine Sea.
2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show
Thu, 13 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Audience pleasing demonstrations at 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
Laser Communications: Empowering More Data Than Ever Before
Thu, 13 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
The NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) will showcase the dynamic powers of laser communications technologies. With NASA’s ever-increasing human and robotic presence in space, missions can benefit from a new way of “talking” with Earth.
WTI 2-21 - Moving Target Gunnery
Thu, 13 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom attack helicopter aircrew with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One conducts moving target live-fire gunnery in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-21.
Ships Transit North Sea
Wed, 12 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), the fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and the Royal Navy landing platform dock ship HMS Albion (L 14) preparing to conduct a replenishment-at-sea as they transit the North Sea.
A Chaplain's Journey From Tribe To Triumph
Wed, 12 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
"For I know the plans I have for you ... plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." For Chaplain (Maj.) Bitrus Cobongs, head chaplain of the Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing, his life’s journey from a small tribe in West Africa to serving in the United States military serves as a testament to this adage.
Army Explosives Detection Dogs
Wed, 12 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Soldiers and Military Working Dogs, assigned to 18th Military Police Brigade, participate in the Headquarters Department of the Army Military Working Dog Certification Event, conducted near Stuttgart, Germany.
I Am The One
Wed, 12 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
A heartfelt tribute honoring the men and women who have proudly served with valor in the U.S. military from the Revolutionary War through today with many paying the ultimate sacrifice and sustaining wounds of varying severity.
Robotic Warfare Is The Future
Tue, 11 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Army's Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross-Functional Team, after years of experimentation, is planning to roll out an entire family of robotic combat vehicles to boost the firepower of infantry and armored brigade combat teams.
Second Chance To Serve In U.S. Navy
Tue, 11 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
When it comes to choosing a military career, a call to serve drives many people to join. Others choose it as part of their family’s legacy and heritage. For one Sailor, the choice was made early on, but the decision to stay Navy seemed untenable ... until he was given a second chance.
WTI 2-21 - Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise
Tue, 11 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct a Marine Expeditionary Unit exercise utilizing MV-22B Ospreys assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) 2.21 course.
Gulf of Alaska Mountainous Coast Flyover
Mon, 10 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit flies over the mountainous Gulf of Alaska coastal area in support of Northern Edge 2021.
81 Year-Old Retired Army Nurse Administering COVID-19 Vaccines
Mon, 10 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
At 81 years of age, retired Brigadier General Clara Adams-Ender, the 18th Chief of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, has volunteered to combat COVID-19 by vaccinating her community, bringing individuals one step closer to normalcy.
Coast Guard Jet Engine
Mon, 10 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
A pilot and engineers with the U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center (ALC) located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina provide an informative look at a jet engine used in Coast Guard helicopters and planes.
Big Spring Scenic Beauty
Sun, 09 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Big Spring in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways is an awesome sight and a geologic wonder. Underground passages carry water from as far as 45 miles away to emerge at the spring with the dissolved limestone giving the spring its color.
Rolling Thunder 21.2 - Rocket Like I Talk It
Sun, 09 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Rolling Thunder 21.2 exercise's unique components affected every subordinate unit in 10th Marine Regiment, includings the first time the Regiment was able to conduct fire missions with High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems.
P-51 'Swamp Fox' Mustang TOL Airshow Rehearsal
Sun, 09 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
RT Dickson, partial owner of the P-51 'Swamp Fox' Mustang previously flown by the Kentucky Air National Guard, rehearses his flight routine for the Thunder Over Louisville air show at Breckenridge County airport in Hardinsburg, Kentucky.
USCG Offloads Seized Cocaine In San Juan
Sat, 08 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
The crew of the Coast Guard Richard Dixon offloaded nearly $20 million in seized cocaine at Coast Guard Base San Juan.
Nuclear Triad Modernization The Nation's Highest Priority
Sat, 08 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
The nuclear triad, composed of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles, submarines and strategic bombers, has been a credible deterrent to a "bolt out of the blue" attack.
USMC Basic School Field Training Exercise
Sat, 08 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with The Basic School, Marine Corps Base Quantico, execute a field training exercise that includes wet to dry drills, cover and concealment, and a foot movement.
Strike Eagles Scenic Latvia Flyover
Fri, 07 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Scenic view of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, flying next to a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft above a river flowing through green fields of Latvia under with the blue cloudy sky horizon in the background.
Measuring Mountain Snow With Lightspeed
Fri, 07 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Radio waves, a form of electromagnetic energy, travel at "lightspeed" through a vacuum, but when they encounter snow, they slow down drastically.
USS John Finn Slow Motion Missile Launch
Fri, 07 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Slow motion look at the guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) launching a missile during U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem.
Blue Angels Perform At WOST Air Show
Thu, 06 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, perform during the 2021 Wings Over South Texas Air Show.
Harry Hamlet - Coast Guard Commandant, Hero, 'The Creed' Author, and More!
Thu, 06 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
In 1938, Harry Hamlet penned his Coast Guard Creed, later adopted as the official creed of the Coast Guard. Later that year after serving well over 40 years, the former Coast Guard Commandant retired as a vice admiral.
Army 3-8 Cav Tank Live-Fire
Thu, 06 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army 1st Cav. Div. Troopers with 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment send live-fire tank rounds down range at Fort Hood in Texas.
Scenic View Over O'ahu
Wed, 05 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
A scenic view of the west side O'ahu, Hawaii as a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk soars above with Gen. Michael X. Garrett, commanding general of United States Army Forces Command aboard during a visit to the 25th Infantry Division.
WWII Veteran Jim Martin Celebrates Turning 100
Wed, 05 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
The construction of the Empire State Building, Prohibition, the Great Depression, Pearl Harbor, the Holocaust, World War II, Vietnam, the first man in space, and the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 ... occured during the life of 100 year old WWII veteran Jim Martin.
Marines Conduct Urban Ops On Okinawa
Wed, 05 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marines conduct military urban operations within the Central Training Area on Okinawa, Japan ... providing small unit leaders an opportunity to improve their tactical decision making skills.
Marines Conduct Capstone
Tue, 04 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, conduct the Capstone exercise associated with the Infantry Marine Course (IMC ) on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Pace HS NJROTC Wins Virtual 2021 Navy Nationals Competition
Tue, 04 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Pace High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NJROTC) cadets practiced during a pandemic and bested 23 other units to be crowned the 2021 Navy Nationals Academic, Athletic and Drill champions.
MH-60 Helicopter At USCG Air Station Elizabeth City
Tue, 04 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
Pilots of a MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter at Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City provide an informational up close look at the multi-mission, twin-engine, medium-range helicopter that is used for search and rescue, law enforcement, military readiness and marine environmental protection missions.
Black Canyon, Lake Mohave Stunning View
Mon, 03 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
A stunning view of the Black Canyon at the tranquil Lake Mohave that is located south of the Hoover Dam along the Colorado River in the southern end of Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
West Point Cadets Earn 2021 Outstanding Pitch Award
Mon, 03 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Academy Research Council and the Center for Enhanced Performance presented the 2021 Outstanding Pitch Award to three U.S. Military Academy's cadets.
Marines Conduct An Air Assault - FV21.3
Mon, 03 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines conduct an air assault as a part of Fuji Viper 21.3 on Nuamzu Beach, Japan ... honing tactics, techniques, and procedures to support expeditionary advanced base operations at the platoon and company level.
Delta IV Heavy Rocket Launch
Sun, 02 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload launched by team Vandenberg from Space Launch Complex-6.
Starting Anew
Sun, 02 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
The phrase to “start anew” is not foreign to most Marines. From changing duty stations to adjusting to a new rank or billet, Marines share this commonality through the multitude of transitions each one faces ... as is the case with 2nd Lt. Alberto Andino.
USAF F-22 Raptors Launch From MCAS Iwakuni
Sun, 02 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors with the 199th Fighter Squadron take off from Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan.
Mediterranean Sea Partner Exercise
Sat, 01 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class national security cutter Hamilton and the Italian coast guard Dattilo-class offshore patrol vessel Ubaldo Diciotti conduct simulated search and rescue exercises in the Mediterranean Sea.
USA Facing Increasing Nuclear, Space-Based Threats
Sat, 01 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
For the first time in our history, the nation is facing two nuclear-capable strategic peer adversaries at the same time ... Chinese and Russian advances are eroding our conventional deterrence.
WTI 2-21 - MV-22B Osprey Gun Drills
Sat, 01 May 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines, assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One conduct gun range drills with MV-22B Ospreys as part of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-21, near Yuma Arizona.
President Biden Addresses Joint Session of Congress
Fri, 30 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Now, after just 100 days, I can report to the nation: America is on the move again turning peril into possibility, crisis to opportunity, setbacks into strength.
Nexus Dawn F-15 Flares
Fri, 30 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
The two person aircrew of a F-15 fire flares in support of Exercise Nexus Dawn, a readiness exercise designed to test the ability of multiple Air Force Reserve and California Air National Guard units to generate, employ and sustain air operations in a simulated combat environment.
NASA Technologies Spin Off To Fight Climate Change
Fri, 30 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
NASA’s work has generated countless spinoffs that are now on the front lines of the fight against climate change. That shouldn’t be a surprise, since the agency’s missions include studying Earth and improving aircraft efficiency.
Sea Hawk and Sea Hunter USVs
Fri, 30 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Sea Hawk and Sea Hunter medium displacement unmanned surface vessels operate near Naval Base Point Loma for the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem 21.
Seahawk Unmanned Surface Vessel
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Seahawk medium displacement unmanned surface vessel launches for the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem 21 that integrates manned and unmanned capabilities into operational scenarios to generate warfighting advantages.
Brothers Together In Air Force
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Although their careers didn’t begin at the same time, two brothers whose competitiveness lasted throughout their adolescent years brought their competitive talents to the United States Air Force, and eventually made their way to Aviano Air Base, Italy.
Marines Conduct Patrols, Squad Attacks - FV21.3
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, hone tactics, techniques, and procedures as they conduct patrols and squad attacks during Fuji Viper 21.3 (FV21.3) at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
Mortarmen Fire 120mm Mortar Rounds
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army mortarmen fire 120mm mortar rounds during a fire mission in support of mounted live-fire lanes at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii.
Naval Unmanned Capabilities Unmatched
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
The state of our Naval unmanned capabilities is truly unmatched ... As our potential adversaries go all-in on unmanned platforms, we must and will maintain a dominant force that can meet and defeat any challenge.
Army Europe Response Force Airborne Op
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct airborne operation after exiting a U.S. Air Force 86th Air Wing C-130 Hercules aircrafts, at Juliet Drop Zone, Pordenone, Italy.
Battle Ready Marines Display Unit Flag
Tue, 27 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Apache Company of 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, display their unit flag while conducting live-fire during the Battalion Distributed Operations Course, a subevent of Integrated Training Exercise 3-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.
ROTC Cadets Compete In 2021 Sandhurst Military Skills Competition
Tue, 27 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Cadets from across the country and across the services took the campus and woods of West Point over the weekend to compete in the 2021 Sandhurst Military Skills competition to see who had what it takes to conquer the grueling event.
WTI 2-21 - Heavy Machine Gunners and CAS
Tue, 27 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps heavy machine gunners in conjunction with U.S. Marine Corps joint terminal attack controllers coordinate close air support during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-21.
Colorful Scenic View Of The Badlands
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
A colorful scenic view of Badlands National Park from the Norbeck Pass ... a geologically and ecologically significant transition zone between upper and lower prairie environments, separated by the famed Badlands Wall.
Brown Family’s Dedication To Corps, Community
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
What do a pastor, band director, a retired Marine, and the senior enlisted advisor to a Marine general all have in common£ They are Marine Corps from the Brown family.
USCG Aviation Technical Training Center
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
The primary mission of Aviation Technical Training Center (ATTC) is the safe and effective maintenance of the Coast Guard’s aviation fleet. The quality of our graduates directly impacts the performance of our aviation resources today, tomorrow, and years into the future.
SpaceX Crew-2 Mission Launch
Sun, 25 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, and JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide onboard at the NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
Partnerships Vital To U.S. Military, Security Challenges In Europe
Sun, 25 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. partnerships and alliances are critical to combatting unwelcome actions by adversaries, such as those stemming from Russian aggression, two key defense officials told the House Armed Services Committee.
National Museum of the USAF - Cold War Gallery
Sun, 25 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
An up close encompassing drone view of the aircraft in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Cold War Gallery. The aircraft are seen from a variety of flight directions and heights.
USCGC Tampa Offloads Cocaine Worth $94.6M
Sat, 24 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew offloads approximately 5,500 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $94.6 million, at Base Miami Beach, Miami, Florida confiscated from an interdicted a low profile vessel off the coast of Punta Gallinas, Colombia.
A Harrowing Night In Afghanistan
Sat, 24 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Rogers sat back in his chair at Aviano Air Base, Italy ... recalling the tragic events that took place that night in Afghanistan. The explosion, the fire, the confusion.
Navy's Undersea Dominance
Sat, 24 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Navy submarine force's undersea mastery, dominance, and heritage started 121 years ago on April 11, 1900 ... when the U.S. Navy purchased John Holland’s revolutionary submarine ... that gave birth to the nation’s silent service.
Clear For Flight
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Airman 1st Class Anthony Decamp, 25th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, clears Brig. Gen. David S. Eaglin, Seventh Air Force deputy commander, for flight at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.
Twins Join Navy After Sea Cadets Tour
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Recent high school graduates fraternal twins Sean and Nick Cole decided to serve their nation through enlisting in the Navy ... that was strongly influenced with them being Sea Cadets since their freshman year of high school.
Scanning For Targets In AH-64 Apache
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Maj. Pat McGee and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Sebastian Rivas hover low and scan for targets in their AH-64 Apache to begin single-ship aerial gunnery tables at Grafenwöhr Training Area in Germany.
Osprey Night Landing Aboard USNS Mercy
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
A MV-22B Osprey assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 21 of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland prepares to land aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy’s flight deck with night lights aglow.
'Thunder Stripes' Builds Character, Trust, and Resilience
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
The challenge, envisioned and coined “Thunder Stripes” was aimed to build character, trust, and resilience through shared hardship while reinforcing senior noncommissioned officers’ responsibility to protect Soldiers by preventing sexual assault, and reflecting on the impact and prevalence of these harmful behaviors.
WTI 2-21 - Air Control Operations
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Marine Air Control Squadron 1, Marine Air Control Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conduct air control operations in support of a base defense zone exercise, during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-21, at Tacts Airfield, near Wellton, Arizona.
2021 Best Rangers
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
1st Lt. Alastair Keys and 1st Lt. Vince Palkowski, assigned to 75th Ranger Regiment, raise their awarded pistols to the sky as becoming 2021 Best Rangers on Fort Benning, Georgia.
Arctic Littoral Strike 2021 In Northern Norway
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 21.1 enhanced their warfighting ability above the Arctic Circle during exercise Arctic Littoral Strike in Northern Norway.
USCG Sector New Orleans - Marine Environmental Protection
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
An informative look at the U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Marine Environmental Protection efforts including scenes of waterways around New Orleans, Louisiana.
Marines Disembark From ACV Rifle Ready
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, disembark rifle ready from an amphibious combat vehicle (ACV) joining fellow Marines in the background during an urban terrain training simulation.
U.S. Must Get 'On The Field' In Arctic To Defend National Interests There
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. military, along with the Canadian Armed Forces, are now in the early stages of modernization in building additional military capabilities in the Arctic ... U.S. currently has 10 satellites in orbit that help with that domain awareness, and about 100 more of those satellites will come in the future.
Heritage Flight Training Course 2021
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Scenes from the multi-day 2021 Air Combat Command's Heritage Flight Training Course hosted at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. The aerial footage includes the F-16 Viper, F-22 Raptor, F-35A Lighting II, P-51 Mustang, A-1 Skyraider, F-86 Sabre, and U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning ll Demonstration Team.
Painted Hills Scenic Beauty
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
The beautiful colors of the Painted Hills area will change with the position of the sun, last rainfall, temperature, and etc. This sunny blue sky scenic view was taken after rainfall the night before.
Predicting The Unpredictable Weather
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
The mission of the 407th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight is to converge and exploit weather intelligence with joint and coalition partners to anticipate mission impacts and drive behavior at U.S. Central Command’s theater gateway.
MANTAS T38 Devil Ray Demonstration
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Navy MANTAS T38 Devil Ray unmanned surface vehicle is demonstrated during a U.S. Pacific Fleet showcase of various Unmanned Integrated Battle Problem (UxS IBP) 21 systems and capabilities.
Falcon 9 Rocket Raised On Launch Pad
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen as it is raised into a vertical position on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Crew-2 mission at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
101-Year Old Physician Looks Back On Navy Medical Career
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
At 101, Dr. Jack Hughes recounts operational experiences in World War II involving 30 trips across the English Channel, where they continuously transported casualties and brought needed supplies back to the front.
Snow, Cold Springtime Airborne Op In Alaska
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Spartan Brigade paratroopers conduct an airborne operation in evening and nighttime snow covered, cold conditions at Malemute Drop Zone, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
Coast Guard Canine Hoist Training
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Coast Guard canine Kyra and her handler Petty Officer 1st Class Clinton Stone, members of Maritime Safety and Security Team Los Angeles/Long Beach, are lowered from an Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter during training in San Francisco Bay.
WWII Veteran Recalls Dachau Concentration Camp Liberation
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Dachau was a Nazi concentration camp opened March 1933, initially intended to hold political prisoners. By 1944, approximately 30,000 prisoners were held in the camp. On April 29, 1945, the United States entered the camp and liberated thousands of prisoners ... that Tom Sitter (97) still vividly recalls.
WTI 2-21 - Super Stallions Load, Relocate Ops
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1), load and relocate tactical vehicles and equipment onto CH-53E Super Stallions, assigned to MAWTS-1, during a direct air support center drill, at an expeditionary advanced base, during the Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-21.
Man Transportable Robot System Increment II
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Shayne Mooney, Explosive Ordinance Disposal technician, operates the Man Transportable Robotic Systems (MTSR II) during field training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
Meet The Drill Masters
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Despite the name, drill instructors are not the only individuals responsible for the instruction of drill within Marine Corps recruit training. Among drill instructors a select few who distinguish themselves with their performance are chosen to serve as ... drill masters ... aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.
Set A Sail On USCG Tall Ship Eagle
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets set a sail on the "Tall Ship" Eagle at its homeport in New London, Connecticut.
Live-Fire Flight Maneuver
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, attached to the “Black Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 4, conducts a flight maneuver during a live-fire training exercise near Naval Air Station Fallon.
Advantages Artificial Intelligence Gives In All-Domain Ops
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Northern Command hosted a global information dominance exercise and the results point to the tremendous advantages the Defense Department would receive by applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to all-domain information.
WTI 2-21 - Marines Locate Targets, Provide Close Air Support
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines assigned to Air Officer Department, Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One, locate targets and provide close air support, during an instructor pilot flight live-fire exercise in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructors (WTI) course 2-21, at Yodaville, near Yuma, Arizona.
Freedom by Margy Meola
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
... From sea to shining sea ... It's about you and me ... Speaking our Minds ... Gathering thoughts of all kinds...
U.S. Army Best Sniper Competition 2021
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sniper teams from across the United States travel to Fort Benning, Georgia, to compete in the U.S. Army Best Sniper Competition ... to identify the best sniper team from around the Army.
Space Delta 2 Monitors Deep Space
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Space Delta 2, part of U.S. Space Force, has the significant task of providing space domain awareness by monitoring all manmade objects orbiting the Earth ... The concept of space domain awareness is keeping tabs on what is in space, where it is, and where it is going.
Aircraft Live-Fire Training - EW21.1
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Special Tactics operators assigned to the 24th Special Operations Wing conduct call for live-fire training with an AC-130 gunship and two U.S. Navy MH-60 Sea Hawks from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron during Emerald Warrior 21.1.
Marine Receives Tactical Combat Casualty Care
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Christopher Juarez, light armored reconnaissance Marine, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, simulates a tactical combat casualty receiving immediate care during the Motorized Fire and Movement Exercise.
Brothers Serve Together In U.S. Air Force
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Growing up in a family with a line of military service can inspire young people to follow suit. This is the case for Tech. Sgt. Michael Reed and Staff Sgt. Jacob Reed, two brothers assigned to the U.S. Air Force 88th Security Forces Squadron.
Expeditionary Strike Force Ops In South China Sea
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group transits in formation with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group in the South China Sea during Expeditionary Strike Force Operations in the South China Sea.
Porcelain Basin In Norris Geyser
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
A scenic view of the Porcelain Basin in the Norris Geyser Basin area, the hottest geyser basin in the Yellowstone National Park. The milky color of the mineral deposited here inspired the naming of Porcelain Basin.
Sonar Technician Continues Family Naval Service
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sonar Technician (Submarine) 3rd Class Austin Weisenburg, a native of Mississippi, joined the Navy in 2016 after seeing the opportunities the service had presented his father, and hearing stories from other family members who had served.
Soldiers Conduct Platoon Level Live-Fire
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Soldiers conduct a platoon level live-fire exercise live-fire exercise with armored vehicles and other weapons at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr training area, Germany.
Medal of Honor Day At Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Sun, 11 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Omar Jones IV, commanding general, U.S. Army Military District of Washington along with Medal of Honor Recipients U.S. Army 1st Lt. Brain Thacker and U.S. Navy Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers, Jr. render honors during an Army Full Honors Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in honor of Medal of Honor Day at Arlington National Cemetery.
Army Soldiers Victorious At 2021 Wrestling Olympic Trials
Sun, 11 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sgt. Ildar Hafizov and Spc. Alejandro Sancho fought their way to victory at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials in Fort Worth, Texas on April 2-3, earning themselves spots on the U.S. Wrestling Olympic Team, where they will represent the Army at the Summer Olympic Games this July in Tokyo, Japan.
WTI 2-21 - Marines Conduct Static FARP
Sun, 11 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Aviation Ground Support, Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One, conduct a static forward arming and refueling point in order to resupply AH-1Z Vipers, during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-21.
USCG Cutter Alert Homeport Return
Sat, 10 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert and its crew return to homeport in Astoria, Oregon following a 63-day patrol enforcing international laws and treaties to disrupt illegal narcotics and migrant smuggling.
The Marine Corps Third Option
Sat, 10 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Marines can transition directly from active duty into the Marine Corps Reserve. They can retain many benefits of active service while gaining greater flexibility.
NASA Tests World's Most Powerful Rocket
Sat, 10 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket's core stage fired all four of its RS-25 engines at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The core stage includes the liquid hydrogen tank and liquid oxygen tank, four RS-25 engines, and the computers, electronics, and avionics that serve as the “brains” of the rocket.
USAF F-15EX Eagle II Unveiled
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Air Force’s newest fighter, the F-15EX Eagle II, was revealed and named during a ceremony on April 7, 2012 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
Special Operations Forces' Contributions To National Security
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Although U.S. Special Operations Command makes up just 3% of the joint force, it has suffered over half of all combat casualties over the past few years ... Special Operations Forces maintain a high level of operational readiness.
CPB AMO Crew Rescues Injured Illegal Entrant
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations’ Tucson Air Branch rescues an illegal entrant, who suffered a severe broken leg, in the Baboquivari Peak Wilderness near Tucson, Arizona.
Aircraft Formation Above USS Theodore Roosevelt
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 11 and the Royal Malaysian Air Force fly above the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).
Story Behind CMS Curtis Reid's Silver Star
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Curtis Reid was 33 years old when his heart stopped. It happened in a dusty building southeast of Baghdad ... After getting the last Soldier out of the vehicle, Reid jumped off the burning Bradley. Hitting the ground is the last thing he remembers.
National Museum USAF - Korean War Gallery
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
An up close drone view of historical aircraft in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Korean War Gallery. The aircraft are seen from a variety of flight directions and heights.
Army Jungle School Waterborne Operation
Wed, 07 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Jungle School Students conduct a waterborne operation on day six of Jungle Operations Training Course (JOTC) at East Range, Hawaii.
First Class Completes Naval Aviation Training Next - Project Avenger
Wed, 07 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
The first class of student naval aviators completed Naval Aviation Training Next - Project Avenger ... a prototype primary flight training syllabus designed to develop a more capable, self-sufficient aviator, proficient in a dynamic and fluid environment ... increasing fleet naval aviator readiness.
Marines Conduct Snow, Cold Platoon Live-Fire
Wed, 07 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines utilize ground scouts and light armored vehicles (LAV) to conduct a snow, cold platoon live-fire range in Blatind, Norway during arctic cold-weather and mountain warfare training.
Super Stallion Helicopter Over Desert
Tue, 06 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 maneuver a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter over the desert at Marine Air-Ground Combat Center, California.
Cyber Soldiers Inducted Into Sergeant Audie Murphy Club
Tue, 06 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sgt. Maj. Nathaniel Piper, 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber), and Staff Sgt. Daniel Colón, E Company, 782nd MI Battalion (Cyber), were inducted into the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC) for contributing significantly to the development of a professional Noncommissioned Officer Corps and a combat ready Army.
USS John S. McCain Conducts Live-Fire
Tue, 06 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) conducts a multiple gun live-fire exercise with slow motion scenes afterwards.
Scenic View Of False Klamath Cove
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
A scenic view of False Klamath Cove from Yurok Loop Trail located in the North Coast region of California, mostly in Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park apart from the southern tip ... which is part of Redwood National Park.
Enduring Lessons For Success From Operation Desert Storm
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
February 28, 2021 marked 30 years since the end of Operation Desert Storm. An operation that lasted only 43 days, Desert Storm was the United States’ first major armed conflict with Iraq.
U.S. Paratroopers and Slovenian AF Conduct ES21
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, and Slovenian Armed Forces conduct Exercise Eagle Sokol 21 (ES21) at Pocek Range in Postonja, Slovenia.
SSL Rocket and Orion Spacecraft Lift Off
Sun, 04 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
The artist rendering shows NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft lifting off from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39B for the Artemis I mission ... an uncrewed test flight that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration.
Vietnam Veteran Receives 'Long-Overdue' Bronze Star
Sun, 04 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Former U.S. Army Specialist Ronald Mallory finally received the Bronze Star with "V" device for heroically driving a truck with wounded comrades through a deadly ambush to safety during the Vietnam War.
Processing Illegal Aliens In Donna, Texas
Sun, 04 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
The facility in Donna, Texas was constructed due to the renovation of the permanent Centralized Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, and augments U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s ability to safely process family units and unaccompanied alien children (UACs) encountered and in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol.
Unaccompanied Alien Children In Processing Facility
Sat, 03 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
Temporary processing facility in Donna, Texas, safely processes family units and unaccompanied alien children (UACs) encountered and in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol.
Enhancing Partner Nation Counter-WMD Capabilities
Sat, 03 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency enhances partner capacity through programs that support maritime and border security, WMD interdiction and criminal investigation, and nuclear and chemical security.
Marines Conduct SPIE Drills
Sat, 03 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S Marines with Force Reconnaissance Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, practice special patrol insertion and extraction (SPIE) rigging drills at Landing Zone 1, Jungle Warfare Training Center.
USCG Academy Cadets 1st Place Achievement
Fri, 02 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
A team from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy took first place at the annual Sanremo International Institute of Humanitarian Law Competition for Military Academies. They work together in multinational teams to solve complex problems that arise before, during, and after a simulated armed conflict.
Barbara Mabrity - Lighthouse Keeper and Hurricane Heroine
Fri, 02 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
The United States Coast Guard and its predecessor agencies have been blessed with the service of many determined and courageous women. One of them was U.S. Lighthouse Service Keeper Barbara Mabrity.
USCG Cutter Munro Offloads Seized Drugs
Fri, 02 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) crew offloads approximately 8,200 pounds of cocaine and 11,450 pounds of marijuana seized from suspected smugglers in the Eastern Pacific after Munro returned to their homeport at Coast Guard Base Alameda, California.
F-16 Fires AIM-9M Sidewinder
Thu, 01 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
A F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 49th Wing at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico fires an AIM-9M Sidewinder during training and evaluation at Weapons System Evaluation Program-East at Tyndall AFB, Florida.
Air Force Reservist Saves Motorcyclist's Life
Thu, 01 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Reservist 2nd Lt. Max Atkinson in training to become a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot saved the life of a local motorcyclist thrown from his motorcycle in an accident on the highway while returning to Vance Air Force Base.
Special Tactics Airmen Conduct Water Ops
Thu, 01 Apr 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Special Tactics operators with the 24th Special Operations Wing conduct water operations with U.S. Navy aircrew members assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 in a MH-60 Sea Hawk Helicopter during Emerald Warrior 21.1 at Hurlburt Field, Florida.
Theodore Roosevelt CSG Sails Indian Ocean
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), front, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), center right, the Indian Navy Shivalik-class guided-missile frigate INS Shivalik (F47), right, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59), sail in formation.
Texas High School Senior Earns Navy Scholarship
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
America’s Navy awarded the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Scholarship to Conner Stevenson, 18, during a ceremony held at Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas.
2AABn Marines Conduct Underwater Egress
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, 2d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2d Marine Division, attend an underwater egress training class on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Live-Fire At Grafenwoehr Training Area
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173 Airborne Brigade, participate in a live-fire exercise at 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Army Tomb Guards Reflects On Accomplishment
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Danyell Walters, the first African-American woman to serve as a tomb guard, vividly remembers the first time she witnessed the spectacle of what it took to be a sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
USS Winston S. Churchill Returns To Homeport
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
The guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) returns to Naval Station Norfolk, after nearly nine months deployed in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.
Sgt. McDonald Awarded For Heroics
Mon, 29 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Danny McDonald proudly stands after receiving the Navy and Marine Corps (NMC) Medal from U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Frank Donovan, the Commanding General of 2d Marine Division, during an award ceremony at Camp Lejeune, NC.
U.S. Marines Joint Partners Test Networked EABO
Mon, 29 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines in Japan and Hawaii teamed up with joint partners to execute networked Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) spanning five separate islands in a complex display of modern littoral warfare.
Force-On-Force By U.S. and Hellenic Army Armored Units
Mon, 29 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army soldiers from Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, joined the Hellenic Army's 25th Armored Cavalry Division, to conduct a joint force-on-force simulated training exercise near Xanthi, Greece.
Washington Monument's Splendor
Sun, 28 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
The majestic iconic Washington Monument is located at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and is walking distance to the White House, Capitol Building, and Supreme Court along with most of the other memorials and many of the museums.
TSgt. Katherine Roy - Besting The Warrior Competition
Sun, 28 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Texas Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Katherine Roy, is the only female to make the cut in the demanding four-day warrior competition involving 18 other Citizen Soldiers and Airmen at Camp Swift, Texas.
Marines, Airmen Conduct Air Assault - Castaway 21.1
Sun, 28 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, and U.S. Airmen conduct an air assault via MV-22 Ospreys on Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan as a part of Castaway 21.1.
Coast Guard Cutter Munro Crew With Seized Drugs
Sat, 27 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro gather in formation behind seized contraband during a drug offload in Alameda, California. The crew was responsible for nine interdictions, seizing approximately 10,200 pounds of cocaine and 11,450 pounds of marijuana.
X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology Aircraft
Sat, 27 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
NASA, for decades, has led the effort to study sonic booms, the loudness of which are considered the key barrier to enabling a future for overland, commercial supersonic aircraft. That future will be closer to reality when the agency’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft takes to those familiar skies.
Injured Hiker Air Rescued In Huachuca Mountains
Sat, 27 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Air and Marine Operations Tucson Air Branch aircrew rescues a U.S. citizen female hiker stranded in the Huachuca Mountains with a broken leg.
Old Glory Balance Beam Performance
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Academy Gymnastics' Cam Barber performs on the balance beam with Old Glory in the background during a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Dual against San Jose State at the Academy's West Gym in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
From Special Ops To Spiritual Ops
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Retired Navy SEAL Steven Doyan returned to military service with the New York Air National Guard’s 107th Attack Wing as a chaplain. He now can add spiritual ops with his special ops service.
Marines Live-Fire On TMI Targets At MCBH
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3d Marines conduct live-fire training with Trackless Moving Infantry (TMI) Targets aboard K-Bay Range, Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH).
National Medal of Honor Day
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
National Medal of Honor Day is a United States federal observance that is celebrated every year on March 25th. It was created to honor the "heroism and sacrifice of Medal of Honor recipients for the United States".
Forging Navy Linguists To Fight, Win In Great Power Competition
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
With continuing threats from global terrorism and new potential threats in this era of Great Power Competition, the language, regional expertise, and cultural skills these Sailors will bring to the fight are more important than ever to ensure our continued success.
F-15Es Slow Motion Takeoffs, Maneuvers
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
A slow motion look at F-15E Strike Eagles with the 48th Fighter Wing taking off and maneuvering at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.
USS Ashland Fires Rolling Airframe Missile
Wed, 24 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) fires a rolling airframe missile (RAM) during a live-fire exercise.
Service To Family and Country
Wed, 24 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Vietnam War veteran Danny Sims (84) deployment started in 1967 at Udorn Royal Thai Air Base in Thailand, one of eight Thai bases from where U.S. air strikes were flown over North Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
USS Russell Surface Target Live-Fire
Wed, 24 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) crew fires its multiple guns during a surface target exercise.
Paratroopers Fire M240 Machine Guns
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army paratroopers live-fire M240 machine guns during long range marksmanship as part of Eagle Pangea in the Italian Army Capo Teulada Major Training Area on the island of Sardinia, Italy.
Woman Marine Of 34 Years Leaves Lasting Legacy
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Lt. Col. Sally Ann Falco is the first woman Marine to retire after 30 consecutive years of active service. She is the recipient of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, six Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and other decorations.
Soldiers Live-Fire M4 Carbines At BMTA
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Soldiers with 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, "Wings of Victory," conduct M4 carbine live-fire on Range 21 at Baumholder Maneuver Training Area, Germany.
Marine Sniper Prepares To Fire
Mon, 22 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
A camouflage sniper with 3d Battalion, 3d Marines prepares to fire at a target during exercise Cast Away 21.1 on near Okinawa, Japan.
USMC Vet Receives Silver Star For Korean War Heroics
Mon, 22 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
After nearly 70 years, Salvatore Naimo received the Silver Star for his actions in September, 1951 in the mountains of Korea as a rifleman in Howe Company 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment.
Marines Sniper Live-Fire In Arctic Cold-Weather
Mon, 22 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force Europe 21.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, conduct an arctic cold-weather snowy integrated live-fire sniper training event with scout snipers from Force Reconnaissance Detachment 21.1 and Norwegian partners in Setermoen, Norway.
Lake Reflects Mount Rainier, Nature's Beauty
Sun, 21 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Nature's beauty abounds as the majestic snow coated Mount Rainier reflects in a small lake at the top of the Tatoosh Range with a clear blue sky above.
Allies, Partners Critical To U.S. European Command
Sun, 21 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Everything we do is about generating peace. We compete to win … and if deterrence fails, we're prepared to respond to aggression, primarily through NATO.
USCG Cutter Douglas Munro - The Last Patrol
Sun, 21 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro (WHEC 724) took its final patrol with its returns home to Kodiak, Alaska after completing its final patrol on March 16, 2021. After 49 years of service, the ship is scheduled for decommission.
Cutter Crew Prepares To Launch Small Boat
Sat, 20 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca's crew prepares the ship's 26-foot Over the Horizon small boat to be launched for Living Marine Resources Fisheries boardings at an undisclosed location off the U.S east coast.
Roman Space Telescope Able To Explore More
Sat, 20 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope's new near-infrared filter opens up exciting new opportunities for discoveries from the edge of our solar system to the farthest reaches of space.
Marines Conduct LAR Gunnery Range
Sat, 20 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion, 2d Marine Division, fire a M242 Bushmaster weapon system during a semiannual gunnery qualification range on Camp Lejeune, NC.
Pilots Fly First F-15EX To Eglin AFB
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Turner, Commander, 40th Flight Test Squadron, and Lt. Col. Jacob Lindaman, Commander, 85th Test & Evaluation Squadron, deliver the first F-15EX to its new home station, Eglin AFB, Florida.
First FSS Airmen Complete Extreme Cold Weather Course
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Two Airmen from the 118th Wing achieved something no one else has up to this point, becoming the first force support Airmen in the Air Force’s history to complete the U.S. Army’s Cold Weather Operations Course.
Space Delta 2 Mission
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Space Delta 2 mission showcasing the U.S. Space Force space operation command's capabilities and resources.
USS John S. McCain Fires 5-Inch Gun
Thu, 18 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Officers and other crewmembers observe as John S. McCain’s 5-inch gun fires at an unmanned aerial vehicle during a counter unmanned aerial strike training exercise.
Training NSGL’s Military Working Dogs
Thu, 18 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Naval Station Great Lakes’ military working dogs are consistently training in a variety of skills such as drug sniffing and controlled aggression. These furry friends train with their handlers to be the fierce force focused on maintaining the mission.
National Museum USAF - World War II Gallery
Thu, 18 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
An up close drone view of historical aircraft in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force World War II Gallery. The aircraft are seen from a variety of flight directions and heights.
Casualty Life Saving Treatment
Wed, 17 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army paratroopers treat a simulated casualty as a part of a life saving exercise as part of Eagle Sokol 21 at Pocek Range in Postonja, Slovenia.
JROTC Cadets Compete At Raider Challenge 2021
Wed, 17 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
ROTC Cadets from across the nation turned out to compete in a grueling two-days of chilly temperatures, maneuvering through muddy obstacles, and sometimes becoming completely drenched during the U.S. Army JROTC Raider Challenge in Molena, Georgia.
Marine Helicopter Support Team Aerial Lift - HF21
Wed, 17 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 3d Landing Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 3 work together with Marines from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW), to conduct a helicopter support team aerial lift of a U.S. Navy skid steer from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 during Hagåtña Fury 21 (HF21) at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan.
Marine Fires M40A6 Sniper Rifle
Tue, 16 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kevin Ackernecht with 2d Reconnaissance Battalion (Recon Bn.), 2d Marine Division, fires an M40A6 sniper rifle on range G-21, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Red Hats Give Marines A Better Chance To Survive
Tue, 16 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Marines teaching as Mountain Warfare Instructors (MWIs) are given a lesser-known, colloquial name “red hats,” to represent the bright-colored beanies and helmets that they don while instructing various training cycles.
NRL 2020 Year In Review
Tue, 16 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Here is a look at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), the U.S. Navy‘s corporate laboratory, activities during 2020.
Starlit Bristlecones At Great Basin
Mon, 15 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
A dynamic view of Bristlecone pine groves, high up in the mountains of Great Basin National Park under a wondrous starlit night sky.
Joint Warfighting Is The Future
Mon, 15 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
For most of the last 20 years, the U.S. military has been fighting a counter-insurgency and counter-terrorist war ... It has taken a joint multinational effort ... the model we're going to follow from now on.
M240B Live-Fire At Cao Malnisio Range
Mon, 15 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Paratrooper assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, engages pop-up targets with an M240B machine gun during marksmanship training at Cao Malnisio Range in Pordenone, Italy.
Seized Drugs Worth $126.7 Million Offload
Sun, 14 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) offloads approximately $126.7 million of seized cocaine and marijuana (7,500 pounds) in San Diego.
Eagle Scout Project Honors USAF 48th FW Heritage
Sun, 14 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Decades of airmen have walked the grounds and played their role in shaping the USAF 48th Fighter Wing as it stands today. Eagle Scout Cole Heard, son of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jason Heard with the 48th Fighter Wing, had the vision to honor that history by building a heritage arch.
Earth's Wonder From Space and Exploring Beyond
Sun, 14 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Former NASA Astronaut Alvin Drew recounts the wonder of viewing planet Earth from space and the necessity to keep pushing the bounds of exploration along with views of earth from the International Space Station.
USAFA Wing Open Boxing Championships
Sat, 13 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
USAFA Cadets participate in several of the 12 contests during the 63rd edition of the annual U.S. Air Force Academy’s Wing Open Boxing Championships in Clune Arena.
Navy and Marine Corps Aviator Student Strike Pilot Training
Sat, 13 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Chief of Naval Air Training conducted strike pilot training with Navy and Marine Corps student naval aviators. The students learned to deliver inert ordnance to identified targets along with practicing tactical formation, low level, section low level, and road reconnaissance flights.
Marines Conduct Air Assault On Okinawa
Sat, 13 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Lima Company, 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, currently attached to 3d Marine Division, conduct an air assault at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan.
I Stand With This Country
Fri, 12 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Heartfelt video with Carl Ray performing his inspiring song “I Stand With This Country” ... that is a prayer for the soul of our nation to love and respect each other.
Military Working Dog Handler With Rocky
Fri, 12 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Dakota L. Love, a military working dog (MWD) handler, with her MWD Rocky after a training exercise held at the dog kennel onboard Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan.
Soldier's Journey From Enlisted To Officer
Fri, 12 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Once Command Sergeant Major, now 1st Lt. Daniel Truex, will soon to be the executive officer for the 617th Military Police Company. He is an example of taking on challenges and pursuing a goal no matter the obstacles. He joined the Army National Guard shortly after his 4 years with the Marines Corps ended.
Night Takeoffs, Landings At RAF Lakenheath
Fri, 12 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Air Force 48th Fighter Wing conducts night operations with aircraft takeoffs and landings at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.
Paratroopers Conduct Eagle Sokol 21
Thu, 11 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Paratroopers conduct several combat activities (moving toward an objective, sniper target engagement, rifle ready building entry, and fire a TOW missile) during Eagle Sokol 21 at Pocek Range in Postonja, Slovenia.
Bringing Revolutionary Technology To Warfighters
Thu, 11 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Quantum science is important for the Defense Department, because of the revolutionary technologies that it will bring to warfighters, including advances in missile and aircraft tracking.
USS Nimitz Arrives At NAS North Island
Thu, 11 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) arrives at Naval Air Station North Island after a more than 10-month deployment to U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet, which included freedom of navigation operations and participation in Operations Freedom’s Sentinel, Inherent Resolve and Octave Quartz.
First Stinger Fired On Mark VI Boat
Wed, 10 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire a stinger launch simulator from a Mark VI patrol boat during a live-fire exercise in the Philippine Sea.
Unsung Heroes Of CVHCS Health Care
Wed, 10 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Medical Support Assistants, the army of facilitators who work to connect Veterans with providers, serve many roles: customer service; appointment scheduling; records management; and jack-of-all-trades.
Tank and Armored Vehicle Live-Fire - YA20
Wed, 10 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. and Indian soldiers conduct tank and armored vehicle live-fire at Mahajan Field Firing Range in Rajasthan, India during Yudh Abhyas 20 (YA20).
Nature's View Of Lake Michigan
Tue, 09 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
A beautiful nature's view of the blue waters of Lake Michigan from the North Bar Lake Overlook on the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
USCGC Stone Completes Operation Southern Cross
Tue, 09 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Taking the newly-accepted U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stone on its shakedown cruise, its crew covered over 21,000 miles (18,250 nautical miles) over 68 days during its a patrol to the South Atlantic in support of counter illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing in association with Operation Southern Cross.
Marines Conduct Hagåtña Fury 21
Tue, 09 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conduct exercise Hagåtña Fury 21 with a variety of combat activities including aerial and amphibious assaults on Ukibarru, Japan
Survival Technicians Conduct Ice Rescue Training
Mon, 08 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Survival Technicians at Air Station Traverse City conduct ice rescue training with a MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter near Houghton, Michigan.
Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Artic Training
Mon, 08 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape training focuses on rescuing Airmen from behind enemy lines and bringing them back to safety ... as is the case in San Isabel National Forest above 14,000 feet with the temperature at -5 degrees Fahrenheit with the wind chill impact making it feel even colder.
Drugs Offload - USCG Cutter Harriet Lane
Mon, 08 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane (WMEC-903) crew approximately offloads 11,800 pounds of cocaine and of marijuana at Port Everglades, Florida.
Ringing Ceremony Bell For A Fallen
Sun, 07 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Haines rings the ceremonial bell during an annual memorial service at Kadena Air Base, Japan for fallen firefighter, Airman 1st Class Derek Kozorosky.
Women In The U.S. Navy ... Making Waves
Sun, 07 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Women in today’s U.S. Navy proudly serve alongside their male counterparts, with great opportunity ahead of them and a wake of history and perseverance behind them.
Space Force NSSL Team's Mission Success
Sun, 07 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Space Force's National Security Space Launch (NSSL) Team at the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base has maintained an unprecedented mission success record.
Aerial Change Of Command
Sat, 06 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Eric Reeves (blue T-45C Goshawk jet aircraft) relinquishes command of the "Sabrehawks" of Training Squadron (VT) 86 to U.S. Navy Cmdr. George Zintak (red T-45C) during an aerial change of command ceremony above Pensacola, Florida.
Soldier Self-Amputates Leg To Aid Battle Buddies
Sat, 06 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
A year after his accident and the loss of his leg, Spc. Ezra Maes is still amazed at the circumstances that led to his survival. “I thought I had dislodged my leg, but when I moved away, my leg was completely gone.”
Marines Conduct Machine Gun Range On Camp Hansen
Sat, 06 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with India Co., 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division conduct a machine gun range on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.
Paratrooper's Snow Jump
Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
A paratrooper from 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division (Spartan Brigade) executes a parachute landing fall covered with snow during an airborne operation into Malemute Drop Zone, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
Marine Corps, Army Collaborate To Strengthen Programs
Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Marine Corps Systems Command recently joined forces with the Army to identify partnership opportunities that could benefit both organizations.
National Museum USAF - Presidential Gallery
Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
An up close drone view of historical aircraft in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Presidential Gallery.
Venom Helicopter Alongside USS Somerset
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (Reinforced), 15th MEU, flies alongside the USS Somerset (LPD 25), during a Bab el-Mandeb Strait transit.
Hypersonics Development Strategy
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Defense Department has identified hypersonics as one of the highest priority modernization areas, as Russia and China develop their own capable systems. Hypersonic systems are able to travel on extended flights within the upper atmosphere — 80,000 to 200,000 feet — at speeds near and above Mach 5.
Marines Conduct Artillery Relocation Training 20.4
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines assigned to 3d Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, conduct artillery live-fire along with other combat training during Artillery Relocation Training Program 20.4 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
Glaciers Carving Rustic Colored Mountains
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
A spectacular, memorable view of the bright snow on top of two glaciers contrasting with the rustic colored mountains they are carving through with many more rugged peaks in the background under the partly cloudy blue sky at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.
Cutter Kimball's Indo-Pacific Counter-Illegal Patrol
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
While patrolling approximately 3,600 miles in the Philippine Sea, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball’s law enforcement team conducted its first ever at-sea boarding and expanded on the multilateral fisheries enforcement co-operations such as the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission.
USS Sterett Returns To San Diego
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) returns to its homeport of Naval Base San Diego after a more than 10-month deployment to U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet, which included freedom of navigation operations and participation in Operations Freedom’s Sentinel, Inherent Resolve and Octave Quartz.
Coast Guard Veteran Turns 100
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Coast Guard veteran Marvin Spitzer waves the American flag during his 100th birthday celebration drive-by parade in Boston.
ACE Academy Creates Flexible Airmen
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Agile Combat Employment (ACE) Academy trains Airmen in a range of career fields to perform a variety of different tasks from setting up tents to building cargo pallets in order to promote a highly flexible force, capable of deploying anywhere at a moment’s notice.
Non-Lethal Weapons Training At Camp Lejeune
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2d Combat Engineer Battalion (2d CEB), conduct a Non-Lethal Weapons Training exercise involving riot control using riot shields and sticks on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Wounded Airman Rescue
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Pararescue Airmen assigned to the 38th Rescue Squadron prepare to transport a wounded Airman during a simulated rescue mission at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia.
Bringing Math To Life
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
One truly unique experience is often all it takes to launch a young student on a trajectory that leads to their life-long career choice, as high school students with the DODEA Naples Naval STEM program were able to do.
AZARNG Soldiers Conduct Wildfire Training
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 08:00:00 CST
Arizona Army National Guard (AZARNG) Soldiers conduct a wildfire certification training exercise for future support of state and federal response efforts in Arizona.
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