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Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System
Tue, 15 Jun 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay
Fri, 28 May 2021
Crew members give a tour of U.S. Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay, Oregon that responds to search and rescue missions, conducts law enforcement operations, and conducts a variety of other missions.
OCS Student Sounds Off
Thu, 27 May 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
... 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Arizona Army National Guard (AZARNG) Soldiers conduct a wildfire certification training exercise for future support of state and federal response efforts in Arizona.
USS Nimitz Returns To NAS North Island
Sun, 28 Feb 2021
The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) returns to Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island in San Diego after a more than 10-month deployment to U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet.
Recalling First 'Space War'
Sun, 28 Feb 2021
This year marks 30 years since Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi forces occupying Kuwait were defeated and forcefully removed by American and coalition partners during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Marines Pre-Sniper Qualification - Camp Hansen
Sun, 28 Feb 2021
U.S. Recon Marines participate in a pre-sniper qualification course at Camp Hansen. The pre-sniper course is designed to prepare, instruct, and evaluate Recon Marines identified to attend the scout sniper Basic Course.
Marksmanship At Cao Malnisio Range
Sat, 27 Feb 2021
A U.S. Army Paratrooper assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, engages pop-up targets with an M240B machine gun alongside his spotter during marksmanship training at Cao Malnisio Range in Pordenone, Italy.
WWII Vet (99) Awarded Bronze Star and Purple Heart
Sat, 27 Feb 2021
Marvin Cornett was 23 years old when he parachuted into Italy during World War II and was wounded in combat. On February 22, 2021, the 99 year old veteran officially received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal for his injuries and actions on New Year's Eve in 1944.
Processing Individuals With Active MPP Cases - Brownsville
Sat, 27 Feb 2021
Current enrollees with active Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) cases coming from Mexico are processed in Brownsville, Texas.
Snow Cold Suppressive Fire
Fri, 26 Feb 2021
A U.S. Marine with Kilo Company, Marine Rotational Force Europe 21.1 (MRF-E), Marine Forces Europe and Africa, provides suppressive fire during a live-fire range under snow cold conditions in Setermoen, Norway.
Marine Corps Officer Giving Life Everything He Has
Fri, 26 Feb 2021
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gordon Emmanuel did not come into this world with the brightest path, or under the most positive circumstances ... During his freshman year of high school, Gordon randomly selected Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps ... and since day one of the class he was hooked.
Marines Fire Mk 19 Grenade Launcher
Fri, 26 Feb 2021
U.S. Marines with 2nd Supply Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group fire a Mk 19 grenade launcher at range K-500A during a battalion field exercise on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Aquarius Plateau, Formations Sunset Beauty
Thu, 25 Feb 2021
An amazing sunset view of Aquarius Plateau with the stunning Thor formation and nature's other wonderful formations viewed from Sunset Point at Bryce Canyon National Park.
Helping Underrepresented Youth On STEM Initiatives
Thu, 25 Feb 2021
NextFlex, the Department of Defense Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute is partnering with the nonprofit Capital Youth Empowerment Program to guide participants into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)-based education and career pathways.
Thunderbirds 2020
Thu, 25 Feb 2021
Highlights of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds 2020 season ... exhibiting some of the maximum capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon.
DHS Seizes Millions Of Counterfeit N95 Masks
Wed, 24 Feb 2021
U.S. Department of Homeland Security agents seize millions of counterfeit N95 masks, preventing them from reaching hospital workers and first responders.
Coast Guard Cutters Crew Interdict Smuggling Vessels
Wed, 24 Feb 2021
Crews aboard two Alameda-based Coast Guard cutters interdicted three suspected drug smuggling vessels in the Eastern Pacific Ocean between Jan. 26 - Feb. 1, 2021 and seized more than 9,000 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $156 million.
Marines Conduct Multi-Force Live-Fire - ITE 2-21
Wed, 24 Feb 2021
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct a live-fire multi-force range with a variety of weapons on Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.
The Weight Of The Badge
Tue, 23 Feb 2021
The Weight Of The Badge is a heartfelt, inspiring song video performed lived by George Strait at a concert with inserted moving scenes ... that honors the "blue line" brave ones serving in law enforcement ... protecting all Americans ... against all who dare to disregard the law!
USCG Cutter Harriet Lane Returns After 71-Day Patrol
Tue, 23 Feb 2021
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returns to its homeport in Portsmouth, Virginia after conducting a 71-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean waters in support of counter-narcotics operations in the Western Hemisphere to disrupt transnational crime organizations.
Air Force Assists Army In Sub-Zero Training
Tue, 23 Feb 2021
Primed with extreme cold-weather gear, a mind-over-matter tenacity and a varsity mentality, over 25 Air Force aircrew members assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing were deployed from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to support the more than 500 Army paratroopers for Exercise Arctic Warrior 21 in Alaska.
USS Rafael Peralta Arrives At CFA Yokosuka
Tue, 23 Feb 2021
The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka after completing a homeport change from San Diego, California to join U.S. 7th Fleet.
F-15 Eagles' Cope North Flight
Mon, 22 Feb 2021
U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron fly alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during exercise Cope North 21 near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
Ice Dive Training For Navy Divers and EOD Techs
Mon, 22 Feb 2021
Ice diving is very unique and it can be hazardous without the proper training ... Familiarization and training on all aspects must be conducted prior to operating in an arctic environment.
Marines Conduct Joint Littoral Strike
Mon, 22 Feb 2021
U.S. Marines conduct joint exercise Littoral Strike, the culminating event for Fuji Viper 21.2 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan. An air assault, weapons live-fire, and combat patrol are involved.
USS Rafael Peralta Arrives At CFA Yokosuka
Sun, 21 Feb 2021
The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka after completing a homeport change from San Diego, Calif., to join U.S. 7th Fleet.
Passion For Healing Forges Leaders Of Military Medicine
Sun, 21 Feb 2021
Lee Phillips' passion for healing drove him toward work with the Department of Defense with him currently working as a Defense Health Agency civilian employee in Germany.
Snowy Airborne Joint Forcible Entry - AW21
Sun, 21 Feb 2021
Spartan Brigade paratroopers conduct a snowy airborne joint forcible entry operation during Exercise Arctic Warrior 21 (AW21) at Donnelly Training Area, Alaska.
M1A2 Abrams Tank Live-Fire
Sat, 20 Feb 2021
U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Samuel Paparo fires a U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams tank during a visit with U.S. Army soldiers from 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment near Camp Buehring, Kuwait.
Improved Optic To Identify Threats From Longer Distances
Sat, 20 Feb 2021
Marines recently received an innovative new optic that better prepares them to engage adversaries from longer distances.
Marines Advanced Marksmanship - FV 21.2
Sat, 20 Feb 2021
U.S. Marines with Kilo Company, 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, participate in an advanced marksmanship competition during exercise Fuji Viper 21.2 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
Snowmobile Night Training
Fri, 19 Feb 2021
A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force Europe 21.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, participates in a snowmobile night training event in Setermoen, Norway.
Cyber-Investigation In The Blink Of An Eye
Fri, 19 Feb 2021
The Cybersecurity experts at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) are on the cusp of implementing a new system, called Bird Dog, with the potential to greatly enhance the cybersecurity defenses for the DoD community ... in the blink of an eye.
Coast Guard Hoists Skier Mauled By Bear
Fri, 19 Feb 2021
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka, Alaska, hoists an injured man who was mauled by a bear while backcountry skiing near Haines, Alaska.
Awe Inspiring View Of Denali
Thu, 18 Feb 2021
A stunning, awe inspiring view of Denali, North America’s tallest mountain at 20,310 feet, towering above smaller mountains haloed by clouds under the blue sky of Alaska. Denali's is also known as Mount McKinley, its former official name.
Air Force Medics Deliver Diverse Deployed Care
Thu, 18 Feb 2021
Deployed medicine is often understood in the context of severe injuries on the battlefield, however trauma care is only one aspect of the Air Force’s deployed requirement and capability. Deployed medicine consists of both trauma and primary care.
Close Air Support and Mortar Range - FV 21.2
Thu, 18 Feb 2021
U.S. Marines with Kilo Company, 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conduct fixed wing live-fire close air support in support of 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment along with live 60mm mortar range as part of Fuji Viper 21.2 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
Breaking Ice On The Hudson River
Wed, 17 Feb 2021
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay, a 140-foot bay-class icebreaking tug, breaks ice on the Hudson River in support of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters.
Future Of Surface Warfare Tactical Training
Wed, 17 Feb 2021
The U.S. Navy Surface Force kicked off the 2021 New Year with a six-month pilot program designed to align and standardize Surface Warfare training from a knowledge-based to a skills-based approach.
Aircraft Take Off At Nellis AFB - RF 21-1
Wed, 17 Feb 2021
A variety of Air Force aircraft take-off during Red Flag 21-1 (RF 21-1) after an early morning snowfall at Nellis Air Force Base.
Strike Eagles Prepare To Take Off
Tue, 16 Feb 2021
Two U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 335th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) prepare to take off at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.
New Potentials For Comms, Spectrum Awareness and Electronic Warfare
Tue, 16 Feb 2021
Army researchers built a new quantum sensor that can analyze the full spectrum of radio frequency and real-world signals ... unleashing new potentials for soldier communications, spectrum awareness and electronic warfare.
Marines Conduct UTV Drivers Course
Tue, 16 Feb 2021
U.S. Marines with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division, conduct the Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) Drivers Course to become certified UTV operators on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. 3d Reconnaissance Battalion uses UTV to efficiently conduct mounted insertions during reconnaissance missions.
Sailor Gives Super Hornet Launch Signal
Mon, 15 Feb 2021
U.S. Navy Lt. Travis Boller signals the launch of an an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Golden Warriors” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87, on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Social Media Network For Marines To Support Needs
Mon, 15 Feb 2021
Marine Corps Systems Command drew inspiration from social media and video games to create an information hub catering to the needs of the 21st century Marine.
Perseverance Rover Landing On Mars
Mon, 15 Feb 2021
A riveting animation depicting key events during entry, descent, and landing that will occur when NASA's Perseverance rover lands on Mars.
Snowy Capture Of Escaping Enemy
Sun, 14 Feb 2021
U.S. Army paratroopers capture an escaping opposing force soldier after a successful attack on the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility in the Donnelly Training Area under cold, snow covered conditions in association with Exercise Arctic Warrior 21.
Great Power Competition Adds To Challenges In Middle East
Sun, 14 Feb 2021
Russia and China are vying for power and influence through all aspects of national power in the Middle East. This power competition is on top of the risks posed by Iran and violent extremist groups.
Marines Conduct M240 Range - FV 21.2
Sun, 14 Feb 2021
U.S. Marines with Kilo Company, 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conduct a M240 machine gun range as snow falls during exercise Fuji Viper 21.2 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
LongShot UAV
Sat, 13 Feb 2021
When the LongShot air-launched unmanned air vehicle (UAV) becomes available, it will have the ability to employ multiple air-to-air weapons that can significantly extend engagement ranges, increase mission effectiveness, and reduce the risk to manned aircraft.
Cutter Polar Star Efforts Expanding Remote Arctic Region Knowledge
Sat, 13 Feb 2021
The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) arrived in Juneau for a logistics stop as the crew nears the end of their months-long Arctic deployment conducting scientific research and protecting the nation’s maritime sovereignty and security throughout the polar region.
USS Nevada Undocks
Sat, 13 Feb 2021
A time-lapsed look at the successful undocking of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nevada (SSBN 733) at Trident Refit Facility Bangor (TRFB).
Memorial Ceremony For Fallen National Guard Pilots
Fri, 12 Feb 2021
The Idaho National Guard hosted a memorial ceremony in honor of CWO4 Jesse Anderson, CWO3 George Laubhan, and CWO3 Matthew Peltzer. The three pilots were killed on February 2, 2021 when their UH-60 Black Hawk crashed outside of Boise, Idaho.
Air Force Chaplain's Journey To Citizenship
Fri, 12 Feb 2021
Every day Father (Capt.) Pedro Jimenez Barros, a chaplain with the 446th Airlift Wing, celebrates Mass, administers the sacraments, and provides pastoral care to the Catholic community on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He has cherished similar responsibilities since he was ordained in Spain fifteen years ago.
Marines Squad Competition At Camp Gonsalves
Fri, 12 Feb 2021
U.S. Marines attached to 4th Marine Regiment participate in a week-long squad competition at Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan ... testing jungle survival skills, basic infantry tactics, and excellence in weapons handling.
Astronaut Glover's First Spacewalk
Thu, 11 Feb 2021
NASA Astronaut Victor Glover works to ready the International Space Station's port-side truss structure for future solar array upgrades during his first spacewalk.
A Chief Who Strives For More
Thu, 11 Feb 2021
When you walk the passageways aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77), you cross paths with a number of different Sailors. Among them is Chief Yeoman AJhourni K. McClain ... Not only will he greet every Sailor, he will answer any question presented, both professional and casual.
Soldiers Engage Targets With M4
Thu, 11 Feb 2021
Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa engage pop-up targets with an M4 carbine during marksmanship training at Cao Malnisio Range in Pordenone, Italy.
Marines Fire Howitzers - ARTP 20.4
Wed, 10 Feb 2021
U.S. Marines assigned to 3d Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, fire a M777A2 155mm Howitzer during Artillery Relocation Training Program 20.4 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
DATE World - Army’s Authoritative Training Environment
Wed, 10 Feb 2021
In order to defeat America’s enemies, the U.S. Army must have a way to train against them. Since the Army cannot train against the real thing, enemies must be simulated. Enter the Decisive Action Training Environment World, otherwise known as DATE World.
11th MEU ADRD - Dive and Rubber Raid Craft Ops
Wed, 10 Feb 2021
U.S. Marines and Sailors with the All Domain Reconnaissance Detachment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct dive and Combat Rubber Raid Craft operations during a combatant dive exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Steaming Devils Kitchen
Tue, 09 Feb 2021
A steaming view of the Devils Kitchen hydrothermal area with Hot Springs Creek flowing through it at Lassen Volcanic National Park. Devil's Kitchen is full of fumaroles and mudpots.
Parris Island Black Shirts
Tue, 09 Feb 2021
In Marine Corps Recruit training, drill instructors are challenged with turning civilians into recruits and then into Marines. But, it’s the black shirts' men and women of Field Training Company, who are tasked with making these recruits into field Marines.
Cocaine Offload - USCG Cutter Campbell
Tue, 09 Feb 2021
The Coast Guard Cutter Campbell (WMEC 909) crew offloads approximately 7,250 pounds of cocaine worth more than $123 million at Port Everglades, Florida.
Searching For Missing Mariner
Mon, 08 Feb 2021
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL-756) and a Navy P-8 Poseidon aircrew search for a missing mariner off Guam.
Air Force Brothers Reunite In Germany
Mon, 08 Feb 2021
Master Sgt. Aaron Farris is 13 years older than his brother, Daniel, and left home to join the Air Force when was 19. Fifteen years later, they are serving together in the Air Force at Spangdahlem Air Base.
Breaching, Clearing At MCAS Iwakuni
Mon, 08 Feb 2021
U.S. Marines with the Provost Marshal’s Office (PMO), Military Police (MP) and Special Reaction Team (SRT) conduct a breaching and clearing training exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
Pacific Defender Urban Combat
Sun, 07 Feb 2021
Defenders with the U.S. Air Force 736th Security Forces Squadron conduct urban-combat during Pacific Defender 21-1 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
Active Duty Sailor Is A NASCAR Driver
Sun, 07 Feb 2021
While some Sailors may dream about starting new careers after leaving the Navy, Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Matt Perry is not content to wait. He already had an established career of what many rookie race car drivers aspire to be ... a NASCAR driver.
B-52s Takke Off For Middle East
Sun, 07 Feb 2021
U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress' take off from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana during a bomber task force mission over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in the Middle East.
Small Boat Attack Drill
Sat, 06 Feb 2021
A Naval Submarine Base New London harbor patrol boat participates in a small boat attack drill in support of Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2021.
Streams of Red
Sat, 06 Feb 2021
The heartfelt Streams of Red music video tells the story of our national anthem and the inspiring history behind Old Glory ... with so many given so much throughout our beloved USA history.
Selfless Service To Soldiers To The End
Sat, 06 Feb 2021
Soldiers and family members shared in the final career moment of Command Sgt. Maj. Ernest Peterson after 31 years of service to the Nation. "I would not change anything. Every duty station, every assignment, every deployment happened for a reason."
Marines, Japan GSDF Conduct Air Assault - FL21
Sat, 06 Feb 2021
U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) conduct an air assault during exercise Forest Light 21 (FL21) in mainland Japan.
Snow Covered Mountain Jump
Fri, 05 Feb 2021
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct an airborne operation after exiting a U.S. Air Force 86th Air Wing C-130 Hercules aircraft at Frida Drop Zone, Pordenone, Italy with snow covered mountains in the background.
Siblings Graduate Together In Same USMC Company
Fri, 05 Feb 2021
Lazaro and Mayra Cisneros share the unique bond of brother and sister. Now, they share yet another unique bond ... as U.S. Marines, graduating together in the same company.
NSF Military Working Dog Team Apprehend Suspect
Fri, 05 Feb 2021
A Navy Security Forces Military Working Dog and handler apprehend a mock barricaded active shooter suspect with a hostage and suspicious package onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola.
Helicopter Raid On Ie Shima
Thu, 04 Feb 2021
U.S. Marines with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct a helicopter raid on Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan.
Defeating Swarm Of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems With AI
Thu, 04 Feb 2021
Defeating a swarm of small unmanned aircraft systems may one day require faster decision making than what a single human being can provide, and may mean the use of artificial intelligence to make those decisions.
Marines First Live-Fire On Range G36
Thu, 04 Feb 2021
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, conduct the first live-fire training at the new G-36 company assault range on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Lower Twin Lake Among Mountains
Wed, 03 Feb 2021
Majestic aerial view of Lower Twin Lake nestled behind the rust colored Neacola Mountains in the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.
Ice Cutter Northland and The Greenland Patrol
Wed, 03 Feb 2021
The Coast Guard Cutter Northland was a cruising class cutter designed to replace the famed wooden Arctic cutter Bear. In World War II, it took into custody the first enemy vessel and German personnel taken by U.S. forces. During its 20-year career, it became the most important U.S. vessel in the Arctic.
Artillery Live-Fire - Bull Wings EDRE
Wed, 03 Feb 2021
Artillerymen from B Battery, 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery, 25th Infantry Division Artillery conduct artillery live-fire at night in response to Operation Bull Wings Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE) at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii.
Super Bowl LV Air Patrol
Tue, 02 Feb 2021
U.S. Customs and Border Protection UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews assigned to Air and Marine Operations patrol the airspace over Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida in advance of Super Bowl LV.
A Hope For The Future
Tue, 02 Feb 2021
An inspiring poem honoring Martin Luther King Day and a reminder to do as he did.
Joint Training Forges Winning Warfighters
Tue, 02 Feb 2021
The Red-Flag exercise environment matches allies together with a common goal, pits them against expert opposition and allows them to work together, building a stronger, more lethal and adaptable force.
Marines Conduct Live-Fire Assault - SK/DB 21
Tue, 02 Feb 2021
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct a live-fire assault during exercise Steel Knight / Dawn Blitz (SK/DB) 21 at Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California.
Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma Returns Home
Mon, 01 Feb 2021
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma (WMEC 908) crew prepares to moor at their homeport in Kittery, Maine after conducting 28 at-sea law enforcement boardings and responding to three search and rescue cases resulting in nine lives saved during their 58-day patrol.
NPS Railgun Lab Award-Winning Research
Mon, 01 Feb 2021
The Naval Postgraduate School's Railgun Laboratory has empowered students and faculty with the facilities to conduct advanced, applied research in hypervelocity projectile (HVP) technology.
Coast Guard Role and Missions
Mon, 01 Feb 2021
Since 1790, the Coast Guard has safeguarded the American people and promoted national security, border security, and economic prosperity in a complex and evolving maritime environment. The Coast Guard saves those in peril and protects the Nation from all maritime threats.
Deep Space Station 56 Antenna
Sun, 31 Jan 2021
The powerful new Deep Space Station 56 antenna has been added to the NASA Space Communications and Navigation’s Deep Space Network, which connects NASA to the space robots exploring our solar system.
WWII Army Veteran Recalls Battle of the Bulge
Sun, 31 Jan 2021
WWII Army veteran Richard Idstein (95) remembers the day the Battle of the Bulge started. He was 19, assigned to an intelligence and reconnaissance squad with a mission ... move to the front lines to assist “B” Company and provide reinforcements for Cannon companies already positioned in front line bunkers.
Marines Breach Obstacles - SK/DB 21
Sun, 31 Jan 2021
U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, breach obstacles during exercise Steel Knight/Dawn Blitz (SK/DB) 21 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center.
Falcon 9 Launches With 143 Spacecraft
Sat, 30 Jan 2021
A Falcon 9 rocket carrying SpaceX's Transporter-1 payload launches from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. The Falcon 9 carried 143 spacecraft into orbit, marking a new global record for the most spacecraft launched at once.
8th Marine Regiment Deactivates After 70 Year Run
Sat, 30 Jan 2021
The Marine Corps faced several cuts last year, and the trend continues into 2021 as 8th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division (2d MARDIV), ends its most recent, 70-year, activation period with a deactivation ceremony on January 28, 2021.
National Museum USAF - Early Years Gallery
Sat, 30 Jan 2021
An up close drone view of historical aircraft in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Early Years Gallery.
B-52 Stratofortress Task Force Mission
Fri, 29 Jan 2021
A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress flies over an undisclosed location of the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility during a bomber task force mission.
Space Force Exists To Deal With Threats In Space Domain
Fri, 29 Jan 2021
Threats by Russia and China to deny U.S. access and capability in space make the Space Force critical to national security.
National Gallery of Art
Fri, 29 Jan 2021
An inspiring glimpse of paintings, decorative arts, sculptures and more at the National Gallery of Art with visitors enjoying the masterpieces without facemasks and social distancing ... as filming occurred well before the COVID-19 virus evolved.
Tropical Watery Reenlistment
Thu, 28 Jan 2021
Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Nieshia Sledge recites the oath of reenlistment with Capt. R. Wade Blizzard, the commanding officer of NSF Diego Garcia, during a reenlistment ceremony in the tropical water a few feet from the beach.
Bronze Star Recipient, Gold Star Survivor
Thu, 28 Jan 2021
Losing a loved one forever changes someone’s life. For some, it shatters them. For others, it pushes them to better themselves ... as was the case for Bronze Star Medal recipient USAF Master Sgt. Brandon Hockenbarger.
Marine Battalion Air Assault - SK/DB 21
Thu, 28 Jan 2021
U.S. Marines conduct a battalion-sized air assault during exercise Steel Knight/Dawn Blitz (SK/DB) 21 at Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California.
Two-Man Sniper Team
Wed, 27 Jan 2021
Spc. Jarrod Thomas and Cpl. Dalton Palmer, both Snipers with U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conduct a two-man sniper team mission during a movement, cover, and concealment training exercise.
USS Colorado Continues Submarine Battle Flag Tradition
Wed, 27 Jan 2021
Sailors aboard USS Colorado created a submarine battle flag highlighting accomplishments they made throughout its deployment. The flag is comprised of patches stitched together, each one symbolizing an achievement or memory made.
Naval IWCP Battlespace EMR
Wed, 27 Jan 2021
The Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific's Battlespace Exploitation of Mixed Reality laboratory is a space for innovative thinkers to leverage low cost commercial sector technology in the mixed reality space for collaboration between warfighter, researcher, government, industry and academia.
Marines Fire Javelin
Tue, 26 Jan 2021
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Anthony Depalma, an anti-tank missileman with 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, fires a Javelin Man-Portable Anti-Tank Missile with fellow Marines observing at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
Is It Too Much To Ask
Tue, 26 Jan 2021
This heartfelt poem should remind all about why the USA continues to be since 1776.
Horses Help Soldiers Recover, Overcome
Tue, 26 Jan 2021
Grooming, saddling and riding a horse may not seem like the typical activities of a modern-day Soldier, but that’s exactly what some in the Army Recovery Care Program are doing as part of their adaptive reconditioning.
Platoon Attack - Fuji Viper 21.1
Tue, 26 Jan 2021
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, currently attached to 3d Marine Division as a part of the Unit Deployment Program, conduct platoon attack ranges during exercise Fuji Viper 21.1 at the Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Mon, 25 Jan 2021
Fort Pulaski National Monument, located on Cockspur Island, Georgia, preserves Fort Pulaski after the Confederate Army surrendered it during the Civil War to the Union Army due to a successful rifled cannon barrage in 1862.
Corporals’ Course ... Making Better Marines
Mon, 25 Jan 2021
The Corporals’ course places emphasis on leadership foundations and a working knowledge of general military subjects. It consists of classroom training, sword manual, land navigation, drill and a culminating event.
Soldiers Conduct Fire Support At JBLM
Mon, 25 Jan 2021
U.S. Army soldiers conduct a Fire Support Coordination Exercise with live rounds and simulated mortar rounds on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
New Coast Guard Cutter Charles Moulthrope
Sun, 24 Jan 2021
The commissioning crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141) stands proudly on the ship's decks at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Virginia shortly after it was commissioned into service at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth.
Artificial Intelligence Is A Work In Progress
Sun, 24 Jan 2021
There are a lot of moving parts to AI that must come together to make it all work for the warfighter ... The real game-changer for AI will be the third wave, where symbolic is meshed with statistical to get the best of both worlds.
Marines Snowy Platoon Live-Fire Attack
Sun, 24 Jan 2021
U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force Europe 21.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, participate in a platoon live-fire attack range in snowy, rugged Setermoen, Norway.
Sniffing For Hidden Explosive Aid
Sat, 23 Jan 2021
U.S. Air Force military working dog handlers Sergeant Angel Trejo and Sergeant Colton Grimm interact with their dogs as they sniff search for a hidden explosive aid during training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Innovation Drives Warfighting Force Improvement
Sat, 23 Jan 2021
Staff Sgt. Jordon Varnier, crime prevention program manager for the 30th Security Forces Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base believes innovation is the key to developing a more efficient and reliable warfighting force.
CBP Interdiction Agents Patrol Potomac River
Sat, 23 Jan 2021
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations marine interdiction agents patrol the Potomac River in a 38’ S.A.F.E. boat providing security in support of the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C.
Firing 'Old Glory' Mark 45 Gun
Fri, 22 Jan 2021
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) fires its 'Old Glory' Mark 45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise portion of Exercise Atlas Handshake in the Atlantic Ocean.
Fire Controlman Aboard USS John S. McCain
Fri, 22 Jan 2021
Petty Officer Second Class Dondre Summers is a Fire Controlman, or FC, serving aboard USS John S. McCain. Fire controlmen operate and maintain combat and weapons direction systems, surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missile systems and gun fire control systems aboard U.S. Navy ships.
Combat Readiness Evaluation At JWTC
Fri, 22 Jan 2021
U.S. Marines with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division participate in a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan.
Joe Biden Sworn In As 46th President
Thu, 21 Jan 2021
Joe Biden takes the oath of office administered by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts ... becoming the 46th President of the United States.
President Joe Biden's 2021 Inaugural Address
Thu, 21 Jan 2021
This is America's day. This is democracy's day. A day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages. America's been tested anew, and America has risen to the challenge. Today, we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate, but of a cause. The cause of democracy.
Soldier Paints Cultural Awareness Through Art
Thu, 21 Jan 2021
The U.S. Army 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade’s Equal Opportunity Program created an EO Art Contest to enhance cultural awareness and foster esprit de corps within the Imperial Brigade ... with Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Brouillet earning overall winner for his art work depicting Hispanic Heritage.
59th Presidential Inauguration Security
Wed, 20 Jan 2021
At least 25,000 U.S. National Guard soldiers and airmen conduct security, communication and logistical missions in support of federal and district authorities leading up and through the 59th Presidential Inauguration of Joe Biden.
National Guard Provides Assistance For Peaceful Transition Of Power
Wed, 20 Jan 2021
The reality of life during a pandemic brought anticipated changes to meet current and future support requirements for the 59th Presidential Inauguration, the National Guard received support requests from the Secret Service, Capitol Police, and Park Police and were authorized to provide additional Guard members that was eventually increased to over 25,000.
Security Boat Patrols For 59th Presidential Inauguration
Wed, 20 Jan 2021
U.S. Coast Guard and partner agency units conduct security boat patrols in the waters around Washington D.C. for the 59th Presidential Inauguration of Joe Biden.
President Donald J. Trump's Farewell Address
Wed, 20 Jan 2021
My fellow Americans ... Four years ago, we launched a great national effort to rebuild our country, to renew its spirit, and to restore the allegiance of this government to its citizens ... Thank you, and farewell. God bless you. God bless the United States of America.
USMC Hotel Company Crucible
Tue, 19 Jan 2021
Recruits with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion take on the Crucible at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina.
From Wedding Shoes To Marine Corps Combat Boots
Tue, 19 Jan 2021
Making the commitment to go to Officer Candidates School and ultimately commission in the U.S. Marine Corps is a rare feat. Making that commitment, while married and as a couple ... is nearly unheard of ... but David and Brianna Whitehead did just that.
Marines Live-Fire M240Bs, M16A4s At Fort Drum
Tue, 19 Jan 2021
U.S. Marines live-fire M240B machine guns and M16A4 service rifles during Marine Expeditionary Force Exercise 21.1 (MEFEX 21.1) at Fort Drum, New York.
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday
Mon, 18 Jan 2021
With the same dream, faith, and hope championed by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we recommit to upholding his legacy and meeting our sacred obligation to protect the unalienable rights of all Americans ... I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 18, 2021, as the Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday.
Autonomous Vessel's Transit Test, Exercise Dawn Blitz Participation
Mon, 18 Jan 2021
A Ghost Fleet Overlord unmanned surface vessel, part of a partnership between the Defense Department's Strategic Capabilities Office and the Navy, recently traveled a distance of more than 4,700 nautical miles, almost entirely autonomously.
MacDill Air Force Base
Mon, 18 Jan 2021
An operational look at MacDill Air Force Base located in Tampa, Florida. The host wing is the 6th Air Mobility Wing of the Air Mobility Command's 18th Air Force. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Aircraft Operations Center and its "Hurricane Hunter" aircraft are also located at MacDill.
High Peaks Sunlit View
Sun, 17 Jan 2021
A spectacular view of the sunlit High Peaks of Pinnacles National Park under the clear blue sky from the 6.4 mile loop High Peaks Trail located near Paicines, California.
Model For Climate and Sea Duty Attractiveness
Sun, 17 Jan 2021
Many of Resolute's crew chose this Coast Guard cutter as their top pick due to mission, crew size, and an attractive location ... According to the women, the opportunities this platform offers are too good to pass up. For senior petty officers, achieving a leadership position within their rating is an outstanding professional opportunity.
Marines Parachute Jump At Camp Lejeune
Sun, 17 Jan 2021
U.S. Marines assigned to the Maritime Raid Force (MRF) of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conduct a parachute operation exercise at Camp Lejeune.
Earth To God
Sat, 16 Jan 2021
Earth To God, written and performed by country music star John Rich ... is one of those songs that will emotionally stir one's faith in the "Almighty Above" ... as every American and everyone else ... who is a believer ... understands that our earthly actions through God's gift of "free will" ... are still subject to His final judgment!
450 Mile Border Wall Completion
Sat, 16 Jan 2021
The border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas is completed on January 5, 2021 ... as its final section is added with Old Glory proudly on it.
Devil Raider Finds Ways To Enhance Life For Airmen, Families
Sat, 16 Jan 2021
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kelly Young, 621st Contingency Response Squadron self-inspection program manager, over the years, has been a driving force in his squadron, helping those in need.
USS Sterett Fires Mark 45 and Mark 38
Sat, 16 Jan 2021
The guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) fires its Mark 45 5-inch gun and Mark 38 25mm machine gun during a live fire exercise.
USCGC Resolute Crewmember Greets Dog
Fri, 15 Jan 2021
A crewmember of Coast Guard Cutter Resolute (WMEC-620) greets his tail wagging dog after departing the ship upon its return from a 42-day patrol in the Caribbean.
Training Information Warfare Professionals With Innovative Technology
Fri, 15 Jan 2021
The Center for Information Warfare Training is focused on new opportunities to develop and employ the most effective and sophisticated means available to train information warfare professionals into skilled combat-ready warfighters.
Marines Conduct VBSS Training By Air, Sea
Fri, 15 Jan 2021
U.S. Marines with the All-Domain Reconnaissance Detachment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct a visit, board, search and seizure training event by air and sea.
Airman Attaches Air Intercept Missile To F-15C
Thu, 14 Jan 2021
U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 493rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit attaches an air intercept missile to an F-15C Eagle during the quarterly load crew competition at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.
An Army Officer's Humble Beginnings
Thu, 14 Jan 2021
What’s up bud ... Matthew Mickey remembers an Army recruiter asking him outside, before the homeless teen ever stepped into the station. Mickey spent the previous morning on September 11, 2001 watching hijacked airplanes change the world forever.
Enemy Overwatch and Observation - Polar Ascent
Thu, 14 Jan 2021
Scouts from U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, “Spartan Brigade,” coordinate their movements before conducting overwatch and observation of enemy forces during a reconnaissance exercise on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
USS North Dakota Happy Return
Wed, 13 Jan 2021
The Virginia-class submarine USS North Dakota (SSN 784) arrives at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut with the sailors being greeted by happy family members.
South Korean's Journey To Becoming U.S. Marine
Wed, 13 Jan 2021
Jung Hyun Ahn is currently on a journey to a dream come true by becoming a part of the Marine Corps later in 2021 during the summer, attending recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
Dogs of War Air Assaults
Wed, 13 Jan 2021
U.S. Marines with E Company, 2d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, and U.S. Army Soldiers with 4/3 Assault Helicopter Battalion execute multiple air-assault operations during Exercise Dogs of War with U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawks on Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Soldiers Conduct Obstacle Course NCOPD
Tue, 12 Jan 2021
Soldiers with U.S. Army 40th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, conduct an obstacle course during a Noncommissioned officer professional development session near Camp Buehring, Kuwait.
Sharing Innovative Approaches To Top Strategic Challenges
Tue, 12 Jan 2021
The purpose of the 7th annual Cyber Beacon Conference was to gather today's top thought leaders and experts on strategic cyberspace issues for discussion and learning ... supporting the lines of effort of the National Defense Strategy.
USS America - 2020 Glimpse
Tue, 12 Jan 2021
A glimpse at the Navy’s forward-deployed amphibious flagship ... USS America (LHA 6) ... 2020 operations wherever international law allows, alongside partners and allies, to preserve a free and open Indo-Pacific.
Heavy Lifting Log Drills
Mon, 11 Jan 2021
Recruits with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conduct heavy lifting log drills at U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.
PO1 Alta Jones ... Take Every Opportunity
Mon, 11 Jan 2021
Petty Officer 2nd Class Alta Jones is standing in front of the American Flag and a Coast Guard Ensign and wearing her Tropical Dress Blue uniform. Rear Adm. Matthew T. Bell, Jr., the commander of the 17th Coast Guard District, is also on the call and asks Jones why she is all dressed up.
Marines Conduct Aerial Live-Fire From Venoms
Mon, 11 Jan 2021
U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom helicopter crew chiefs with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 (HMLA-469) fire a GAU-21 .50 caliber machine gun and an M240D 7.62 caliber machine gun during a live-fire training event in Okinawa, Japan.
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
Sun, 10 Jan 2021
Fort McHenry ... now a National Monument and Historic Shrine (FOMC) ... is most remembered for its valiant defense during the Battle of Baltimore on September 13-14, 1814 ... that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words that became the U.S. national anthem.
Fear Of Failure ... Beyond The Blue
Sun, 10 Jan 2021
Senior Master Sgt. Alan Gage shared the importance of preparing for failure and being resilient. To help with his resiliency, he has continuous conversations with family, friends and a mental healthcare provider.
Soldiers Conduct Medical Triage, Chemical Decon
Sun, 10 Jan 2021
Soldiers from 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 62nd Medical Brigade and 110th Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Battalion, 48th Chemical Brigade provide medical aid and chemical decontamination to Green Berets and Soldiers after a night time training raid on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Jayhawk Landing On Cutter Stone
Sat, 09 Jan 2021
Crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) guide a U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to land on the Stone’s flight deck off the coast of Florida.
NC1 Rydberg Earns Top Navy Recruiting Accolade For 2020
Sat, 09 Jan 2021
Navy Counselor 1st Class Paul Rydberg was selected as the national (Active Component) Enlisted Recruiter of the Year (ROY) for Navy Recruiting Command; Enlisted Nuclear ROY for NRC Region West; Naval Special Warfare/Naval Special Operations (NSW/NSO) ROY; and, Division Three ROY for NTAG Houston. He also clinched the coveted Centurion Award.
Immediate Action Drills - MEFEX 21.1
Sat, 09 Jan 2021
U.S. Marines participate in fire team immediate action drills as part of Marine Expeditionary Force Exercise 21.1 on Fort Drum, New York.
Brave Young
Fri, 08 Jan 2021
The Brave Young video illustrates a poem about a Marine telling his father about a near death miss while deployed in Iraq. It also honors all America's troops, wounded warriors, and fallen heroes for valiantly going beyond self for country sake.
Pikes Peak New Year's Fireworks
Fri, 08 Jan 2021
Fireworks brighten the clear night sky at the top of Pikes Peak as seen from an Air Force Thunderbird Jet display at the U.S. Air Force Academy a few minutes past midnight on January 1, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Australian Army Veteran Becomes WAARNG Flight Paramedic
Fri, 08 Jan 2021
Washington Army National Guard Sgt. Abraham Boxx's time in the Australian Army sent him on several deployments as a combat medic, to Malaysia, Singapore and Pakistan ... Boxx moved to the U.S. in 2016 and is now a critical care flight paramedic with the 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation Battalion.
F/A-18F Approaches USS Nimitz Flight Deck
Thu, 07 Jan 2021
U.S. Navy Lt. Joseph Bayo operates as arresting gear officer as an F/A-18F Super Hornet approaches the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) to provide close-air support to Operation Octave Quartz.
His Marines Called Him 'Gunny'
Thu, 07 Jan 2021
The bond between combat Marines and their Navy Corpsmen is battle tested ... Chief Hospital Corpsman Warren G. “Lou” Legarie, who passed away at the age of 95, exemplified this bond during savage engagements – in three wars – now legendary among those who wear the Eagle, Globe and Anchor.
Amphibious Assault - Keen Sword 21
Thu, 07 Jan 2021
U.S. Marines teamed up with Japan's Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade to conduct an amphibious assault on Gaja Jima, a small island off the coast of mainland Japan, as part of Keen Sword 21.
Soldier Fire Ready
Wed, 06 Jan 2021
A U.S. Army solider with 25th Combat Aviation Brigade prepares to fire his rifle during Operation Wardog Kila at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Future Of Space Force Enlisted Guardians
Wed, 06 Jan 2021
The development of the culture of the Space Force, the training Space Force personnel will receive, the balance between enlisted and officer ranks in the new service, and how the force will be constituted were among the issues that Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman, the new service's first senior enlisted advisor, discussed.
Illegals Air Rescued In BWP Area
Wed, 06 Jan 2021
A Tucson-based UH-60 Air and Marine Operations aircrew along with the Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue agents rescued two illegal entrants in the Baboquivari Wilderness Peak (BWP) area.
Marines Corps Color Guard Presents The Colors
Tue, 05 Jan 2021
A U.S. Marines Corps color guard with Marine Wing Communications Squadron (MWCS) 18 present the colors to Lt. Col. Kwabena K. Gyimah, the commanding officer of MWCS-18, during a unit re-designation and activation ceremony at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan.
Coast Guard Cutter Stone's First Patrol
Tue, 05 Jan 2021
The brand new Legend-class national security cutter, one of the U.S. Coast Guard’s flagships, will provide a presence and support national security objectives throughout the Atlantic. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stone is also conducting the service’s first patrol to South America in recent memory, engaging partners including Guyana, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, and Portugal.
Marines Conduct Aerial Fire Support - Bougainville II
Tue, 05 Jan 2021
U.S. Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, conduct a fire support coordination exercise during Bougainville II aboard U.S. Army Garrison Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii.
Wardog Kila Artillery Live-Fire
Mon, 04 Jan 2021
The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and 25th Infantry Division Artillery units worked alongside sister force, the U.S. Marine Corps, in an exercise called Operation Wardog Kila for a joint live-fire exercise at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Mother, Son Joined Air Force Reserve Together
Mon, 04 Jan 2021
For many people, deciding to enlist in the military is one of the biggest decisions of their lives. But for Senior Airman Amanda Guzman and her son Senior Airman Stanley Fairchild III, it was life changing for the entire family.
USCGC Stone Departs For First Patrol
Mon, 04 Jan 2021
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) departs port in Mississippi just ahead of Christmas, for its first a multi-month deployment to the South Atlantic, countering illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing, strengthening relationships for maritime sovereignty and security throughout the region.
Yorktown Battlefield
Sun, 03 Jan 2021
The Yorktown Battlefield that is part of Colonial National Historical Park in Virginia. It was the final major battle of the American Revolutionary War in 1781 and where British General Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington.
Never Stopped Trying ... Kept Going!
Sun, 03 Jan 2021
U.S. Navy Lt. Amy Blades-Langjahr started breaking ground early in her career. As an Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class, she secured herself a backseat ride in an EA-6B Prowler, despite not being a rate that had any business in that aircraft.
Marines Increase Toughness In Harsh Jungle
Sun, 03 Jan 2021
U.S. Marines participate in a Tactical Small Unit Leaders course at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan to increase mental and physical toughness in the harsh jungle environment.
Polar Star Transits Chukchi Sea In Arctic
Sat, 02 Jan 2021
The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star transits the Chukchi Sea in the Arctic to project power and support national security objectives throughout Alaskan waters and into the Arctic.
Home In The Jungle
Sat, 02 Jan 2021
After accepting the role of a senior jungle instructor, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Steven Mason began leading Soldiers through twelve days of rigorous training required to obtain the jungle tab upon completion of Jungle Operators Training Course.
Space Force Wins Call of Duty Endowment Bowl 2020
Sat, 02 Jan 2021
Highlights of the first competitive Space Force esports team participating and winning the Call of Duty Endowment (CODE) Bowl 2020, an inter-service esports tournament.
Happy New Year 2021!
Fri, 01 Jan 2021
USA Patriotism! wishes all Americans a wonderful, successful, and healthy 2021 ... with special best wishes for our beloved country's brave, honorable troops, law enforcement officers, and first responders!
Marine Corps Begins Widespread Fielding Of Suppressors
Fri, 01 Jan 2021
Marine Corps Systems Command has taken another step toward increasing lethality and protection for Marines. The command began the process of fielding thousands of suppressors to infantry, reconnaissance and special operation units for employment on the M27, M4 and M4A1 rifles.
Marines Conduct Force On Force - KS21
Fri, 01 Jan 2021
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, conduct force on force training during exercise Keen Sword (KS) 21 on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.
Strike Eagle Twilight Refuel
Thu, 31 Dec 2020
A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle departs in the twilight sky after receiving fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during an air refueling mission over Southwest Asia.
Black Flag - Innovation Through Integration
Thu, 31 Dec 2020
Established as the test counterpart to Red Flag, an event designed to train like we fight, Black Flag allows the Air Force to test like we fight. While Red Flag builds readiness, Black flag builds capability and is essential to national defense.
F-35A Lightning IIs At Hill AFB
Thu, 31 Dec 2020
Hill Air Force Base is home to over seventy-five F-35A Lightning II aircraft. The 388th and Reserve 419th are the Air Force's first combat-capable F-35A units, and fly and maintain the jet in a Total Force partnership, which capitalizes on the strength of both components.
Sailors Conduct Tactical Room-Clearing
Wed, 30 Dec 2020
Sailors conduct tactical room-clearing as part of the Navy Security Force Sentry (NSFS) course aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain.
Sailor Serves With Religious Ministries In Horn of Africa
Wed, 30 Dec 2020
One way that U.S. Navy Religious Program Specialist 1st Class Barry Menges gives back at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti is by overseeing the base’s ceremonial flag program.
Marines Conduct Urban Assault - Bold Quest 20.2
Wed, 30 Dec 2020
Marines of Mobility Assault Company, 2d Combat Engineer Battalion, 2d Marine Division conduct an assault on a Military Operations Urban Training (MOUT) compound in support of the Bold Quest 20.2 Exercise.
Tank Illuminates Snowy Conditions
Tue, 29 Dec 2020
An M1 Abrams tank’s main gun fires with its flash illuminating the snowy conditions at the Pabrade Training Area, Lithuania.
'Sisters In Arms' Help Empower Female Soldiers
Tue, 29 Dec 2020
2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team leadership understands that with women in combat MOSs there are challenges and they are leading the way in giving these female Soldiers a platform to interact and learn from other women by starting "Sisters in Arms", a Brigade Female Mentorship Program.
Nimitz Carrier Strike Group
Tue, 29 Dec 2020
The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce.
Oahu Flyover Pilot View
Mon, 28 Dec 2020
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Brendon Connor, pilot, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268, flies his MV-22 Osprey over the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
Graven Brothers Join Marines Same Time
Mon, 28 Dec 2020
The Graven brothers met their recruiter together, and joined the Marine Corps using the buddy program. By using the buddy program, Pfc. and LCpl. Graven shipped out to Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), San Diego on the same day, and ended up in the same platoon.
Marines Conduct Mission Patrol - Bold Quest 20.2
Mon, 28 Dec 2020
Marines of Mobility Assault Company, 2d Combat Engineer Battalion, 2d Marine Division conduct a mission patrol in support of the Bold Quest 20.2 Exercise.
Historic Fort Moultrie
Sun, 27 Dec 2020
Fort Moultrie represents the entire history of static seacoast defense in the United States. This fort shows visitors how fortifications and artillery changed from 1809-1947. Exhibits take the story back to 1776 and the Revolutionary War.
Space Force Guardians
Sun, 27 Dec 2020
On behalf of President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence annuounced that the men and women of the United States Space Force will be known as 'Guardians'. Currently, there are roughly 4,000 Guardians in the U.S. Space Force ... all from the Air Force.
Green Berets, Soldiers Conduct Night Time Raid
Sun, 27 Dec 2020
Green Berets from 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) with soldiers from additional support units conduct a night time training raid on McNeil Island in south Puget Sound, Washington.
Veterans, Nurse Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
Sat, 26 Dec 2020
Navy Veteran William German (95), Marine Corps Veteran Danny James, Sr., and Navy Veteran Joseph Bassler at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Community Living Center in Bay Pines, Florida receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from a nurse, who also received it.
Developing Next Generation of Arctic Leaders
Sat, 26 Dec 2020
In addition to projecting sovereign Arctic presence, the heavy icebreaker Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star’s unusual, far north winter patrol is gathering experience and honing ice navigation proficiency to fortify the country’s future generation of Arctic sailors and mission leaders.
Marines Conduct Demolition Range At Camp Fuji
Sat, 26 Dec 2020
U.S. Marines conduct a demolition range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan to refine tactics, techniques, and practices in employing explosives at a small unit level against any threat.
Merry Christmas and Why!
Fri, 25 Dec 2020
"At Christmas, we remember this eternal truth... Every person is a beloved child of God. As one grateful nation, we praise the joy of family, the blessings of freedom, and the miracle of Christmas. On behalf of Melania and our entire family, Merry Christmas and God bless you all." President Donald J. Trump
Four Brothers ... 100 Years of Service
Fri, 25 Dec 2020
One family has more than just the holidays to celebrate this year. The Connelly brothers ... Bill, Mark, John, and Michael ... have accumulated 100 years of service in the Air Force.
Coast Guard Fishing Vessel Inspection
Fri, 25 Dec 2020
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro conducts an at-sea fishing vessel inspection during a late 2020 North Pacific Guard patrol.
Veterans' Graves Adorned With Wreaths
Thu, 24 Dec 2020
Airmen with the U.S. Air Force 4th Fighter Wing honor veterans buried at the Pikeville Cemetery in Pikeville, North Carolina with a Wreaths Across America ceremony that included an Honor Guard presenting the colors during the National Anthem followed with laying wreaths on the veterans’ graves.
Reinforcing Sailor Warrior Toughness and Resiliency
Thu, 24 Dec 2020
A new initiative hosted by the Corry Station Chapel onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station reinforces warrior toughness and resiliency for new-accession Sailors attached to Information Warfare Training Command.
Marines Conduct Artillery Live-Fire - ARTP 20.3
Thu, 24 Dec 2020
U.S. Marines conduct artillery live-fire during the Artillery Relocation Training Program (ARTP) 20.3 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
Angel Tree Gifts
Wed, 23 Dec 2020
The Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune Pastoral Care Team with some of the 600 plus Angel Tree Gifts that 150 children in need are receiving during the Christmas/holiday season.
Soldier's Unbreakable Bond With Military Working Dog
Wed, 23 Dec 2020
U.S. Army Cpl. Dustin Borchardt, a military working dog handler, has led a career that many K9 handlers can relate to ... long work days with vigorous training with an unmatched dedication to their four-legged partners.
Aircraft Taxi, Take Off - Nellis AFB WSINT
Wed, 23 Dec 2020
Various aircraft taxi and take off during Weapons School Integration (WSINT) at Nellis Air Force Base. This iteration of WSINT pitted students against one another simulating near-pear adversaries, as instructors evaluated their engagements from planning to execution.
Soldiers' Christmas Cheer In Iraq
Tue, 22 Dec 2020
U.S. Soldiers with 4-4 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion hold an "Organization Day" in Iraq, where they enjoyed Christmas cheer with food and good company.
U.S. Marines, Japan GSD Force Seize and Defend Islands
Tue, 22 Dec 2020
With MV-22 Ospreys and CH-47 aircraft operating overhead, U.S. Marines and Japanese soldiers manned machine guns, managed interlinked sensor screens, and provided targeting information for long-range fires assets in preparation to defend against an amphibious assault and enable a fast-hitting counterattack into enemy-held territory.
Navy Hospital Ships
Tue, 22 Dec 2020
Hospital ships have played an integral role in treating and saving lives, both in peacetime and war, from almost as long as there has been a Navy Medicine.
Reserve Marines Collect Toys For Tots
Mon, 21 Dec 2020
U.S. Marines with the 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, proudly display the toys that were donated during a Toys for Tots collection event at the local Walmart in Frederick, Maryland.
Technology In Government
Mon, 21 Dec 2020
Technology innovation is about people and making sure the best are hired, the deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said in a discussion on "Driving Technology in Government" at the virtual 2020 Aspen Cyber Summit.
Marines Small Boat Train Alongside USS Somerset
Mon, 21 Dec 2020
U.S. Marines with the All-Domain Reconnaissance Detachment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participate in a small boat training event alongside the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) in association with at-sea training events in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations.
Presidential Coin Toss At Army-Navy Football Game
Sun, 20 Dec 2020
President Donald J. Trump tosses a coin at mid-field prior to the start of the 121st Army-Navy football game at the U.S. Military Academy's Michie Stadium in West Point, New York.
Achieving A Military Internet Of Things With F-22, F-35 Aircraft
Sun, 20 Dec 2020
The joint force took another step toward achieving a military Internet of Things when fifth-generation aircraft overcame long standing connectivity limitations to share actionable operational data in their native secure digital “languages” with and through multiple sources for the first time.
First Space Force Trainees Complete BEAST Week
Sun, 20 Dec 2020
The first U.S. Space Force trainees conduct (1) manning Entry Control Points (ECP) as part of Defensive Fighting Posture (DFP) Training; and, (2) the obstacle course ... at U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training's Basic Expeditionary Airmen Skills Training (BEAST).
Maple Trees Aglow In Holiday Red
Sat, 19 Dec 2020
A wonderful 'holiday scene' of Red Maple trees aglow among the lush fall splendor at Hazel Mountain Overlook in Shenandoah National Park.
The Unforgettable Welcome Home
Sat, 19 Dec 2020
Soldiers coming home from Vietnam typically did not receive a warm welcome home ... It wasn’t uncommon for people to jeer at Soldiers in uniform as they came home. James experienced this bitterness during his journey home, but when he landed back in Alabama, his experience was different.
Green Berets Train With 2-2 SBCT Soldiers
Sat, 19 Dec 2020
Green Berets from 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) train with Soldiers from 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division (2-2 SBCT) in preparation of a large scale training raid on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Delta IV Rocket Launch
Fri, 18 Dec 2020
The Delta IV Heavy NROL-44 rocket launches from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.
Marine Corps Begins Fielding Amphibious Combat Vehicle
Fri, 18 Dec 2020
The Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) is a next-generation, eight-wheeled vehicle designed to move Marines from ship to shore. The vehicle will be the primary means of tactical mobility for the Marine infantry battalion at sea and ashore, replacing the Corps’ aging Assault Amphibious Vehicle.
Marines Conduct Long Range Convoy - MTE 1-21
Fri, 18 Dec 2020
U.S. Marines perform a long range convoy during Mountain Training (MTE) Exercise 1-21 at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Bridgeport, California.
Kids Show Signs For Returning Daddy
Thu, 17 Dec 2020
Kids of a Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crewmembers happily wait for their daddy with their heart touching welcome home signs for their returning daddy from deployment.
Coast Guard Chaplain Leads With Laughter
Thu, 17 Dec 2020
Coastie brat Chaplain Lt.j.g. Sarah Gomez-Lorraine makes her daily rounds wearing a smile so wide it’s visible behind her mask. She greets each person as though they’re a long lost friend, eager to catch up ... She approaches her chaplaincy similarly to how the Coast Guard approaches search and rescue.
Drugs Worth Over $400 Million On USCG Cutter James
Thu, 17 Dec 2020
A look at approximately 23,000 pounds of cocaine and 8,800 pounds of marijuana worth over $400 million aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL 754) at Port Everglades, Florida before the James' crew offloads it.
Facing Hell, Calling For Fire Heroics Earns Air Force Cross
Wed, 16 Dec 2020
Then-Senior Airman Alaxey Germanovich’s base instinct would quickly turn into a grueling battle for survival, but it was those selfless impulses to save and protect his teammates that proved to be the difference between life and death for many of his teammates on that fateful day ... saving over 150 friendly forces and destroying 11 separate fighting positions ... earning him the Air Force Cross medal.
Special Warfare Airmen Cold, Snowy Wait
Wed, 16 Dec 2020
U.S. Air Force special warfare Airmen, assigned to the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron, wait in a rugged cold snow covered area as an Alaska Army National Guard UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter assigned to the 1st Battalion lands to pick them up during small unit training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
Marines Conduct Squad Supported Attack - Bougainville II
Wed, 16 Dec 2020
U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, conduct live-fire and maneuver squad supported attacks on Range 10 during exercise Bougainville 2 at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii.
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