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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.
Ghost Riders Search and Rescue Flight
Tue, 15 Dec 2020
Naval Aircrewman 1st Class Ben Chellew, left, and Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Meriah Romo, assigned to the "Ghost Riders" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28, conduct a Search and Rescue exercise onboard an MH-60S Sea Hawk.
Creating Virtual Undersea Environments To Advance Underwater Autonomy
Tue, 15 Dec 2020
With undersea warfare remaining a key domain for U.S. defense strategies, the ability to map and navigate the depths of the world’s oceans becomes increasingly essential to maintaining an advantage.
F-15C Eagles Conduct Live Missile Fire
Tue, 15 Dec 2020
U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron conduct live missile fire with special air training missiles, NATM-9M, over the Atlantic Ocean.
Fight Night Combatives
Mon, 14 Dec 2020
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 3rd and 4th Squadrons, 2d Cavalry Regiment (2CR) compete in different weight classes during the annual 2CR Fight Night combatives event at the Memorial Gym, Rose Barracks, Germany.
Army Prepares To ReARMM
Mon, 14 Dec 2020
Since 2006, the U.S. Army has employed the Army Force Generation model, in which units go through a cycle of resetting, training, and availability. This construct will be replaced by the Regionally Aligned Readiness and Modernization Model (ReARMM), which is meant to increase predictability, enable modernization, and help the Army win in global conflicts.
WTI 1-21 Nighttime Tail Gunnery
Mon, 14 Dec 2020
U.S. Marines flight crew participate in a nighttime tail gunnery range certification, aboard an MV-22B Osprey in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 1-21, Yodaville, Arizona.
Combat Drill With Rifles
Sun, 13 Dec 2020
U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, demonstrate a combat drill with rifles for Niigata Prefecture dignitaries during exercise Forest Light Eastern Army in mainland Japan.
Seabees and Marines Power III MEF and MCIPAC
Sun, 13 Dec 2020
Seabees assist in wartime construction, aid in humanitarian efforts worldwide and are responsible for emergency and corrective maintenance. Marines are trained for combat that includes 'expedient' construction and maintenance.
USS Nimitz Flight Ops In Arabian Sea
Sun, 13 Dec 2020
USS Nimitz (CVN-68) conducts flight operations with aircraft taking off to perform their respective mission at an undisclosed location in the Arabian Sea.
Firehose Of Lava Entering Pacific Ocean
Sat, 12 Dec 2020
The "firehose" of lava entering the Pacific ocean from Pu'u O'o during January 2017. Pu'u O'o is a volcanic cone in the eastern rift zone of the Kilauea volcano located in the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
U.S. Military Keeping Up With Global, Technology Changes
Sat, 12 Dec 2020
The United States military has been involved in counterinsurgency warfare. At the same time, China and Russia took stock of American military prowess and modernized ... There are five to 10 rapidly approaching technologies that are going to have fundamental, significant impacts on the conduct of military operations.
Army Dallas Garza, Marwan Ghabour, and Kyle McKee - Dignified Transfer
Sat, 12 Dec 2020
A U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Dallas Garza, Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Marwan Ghabour, and Army Staff Sgt. Kyle McKee at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware on November 16, 2020. Garza, Ghabour and McKee were assigned to Aviation Company, Task Force Sinai.
Space Station Holiday Season Flyover
Fri, 11 Dec 2020
The International Space Station seen in a 13 second exposure from a holiday season light adorned tree as it flies over Arlington, Virginia.
Operation Holiday Hope Brings Santa and Joy
Fri, 11 Dec 2020
The holidays were made brighter for families of the 926th Wing during the Airman and Family Readiness Center’s Operation Holiday Hope at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada with Santa and toys for the kids.
Marines Conduct Terrain Crossing Course
Fri, 11 Dec 2020
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistic Group conduct the Terrain Crossing Course at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in California.
Coast Guardsman's Tough Climb
Thu, 10 Dec 2020
A Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Fort Lauderdale crewmember climbs a 160-foot structure during certify and re-certify training at Port Everglades, Florida.
Taking Care Of Family
Thu, 10 Dec 2020
The first time Engineman 1st Class Eden Avelino walked into a recruiting station, she was in the Philippines, trying to join their version of the Recruit Officer Training Corps ... The next time Avelino walked into a recruiting station, she was living with family in Lompoc, California and the Navy became her destiny.
Coast Guard Alaska 2020 Highlights
Thu, 10 Dec 2020
Highlights of U.S. Coast Guard 17th District's units conducting various missions throughout Alaska in 2020.
Air Force Kids Meet Santa
Wed, 09 Dec 2020
Delighted kids of U.S. Airmen meet Santa Claus at Royal Air Force Alconbury, England during a Breakfast with Santa hosted by U.S. Air Force 423rd Force Support Squadron.
Bringing Space To The Fight
Wed, 09 Dec 2020
Space-based assets, such as satellite communications, missile defense warning and surveillance, are necessary to defeat an adversary, and the space experts in an Army Space Support Team bridge the gap between these assets and the user.
Combat Live-Fire On Range 400 - ITX 1-21
Wed, 09 Dec 2020
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct Range 400 with a variety of combat live-fire activities as a part of Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 1-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Sailor Meets His Newborn Son
Tue, 08 Dec 2020
U.S. Navy Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Matthew Ciereck meets his newborn son for the first time as the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11) returns from deployment.
Coastal Caribbean Warrior
Tue, 08 Dec 2020
U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 2d Reconnaissance Battalion, 2d Marine Division traveled nearly 1,600 miles to conduct open-water and dive training with Netherlands Marines from the 32nd Raiding Squadron in Savaneta, Aruba.
Airmen Hot Refuel F-22 Raptors
Tue, 08 Dec 2020
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 94th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, and the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, perform a hot refuel on two F-22 Raptors during a Dynamic Force Employment out of Palau International Airport, Guam.
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Mon, 07 Dec 2020
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day, is observed annually in the United States on December 7, to remember and honor the 2,403 citizens (2,390 troops) of the United States who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941. (Presidential proclamation below the image.)
Joint All-Domain Command, Control Framework Belongs To Warfighters
Mon, 07 Dec 2020
The Joint All-Domain Command and Control framework is not just the bailiwick of communications personnel ... it is warfighting business. The framework is DOD's effort to amalgamate sensors with shooters across all domains, commands and services.
M777 Howitzer Direct Fire - MCCRE
Mon, 07 Dec 2020
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct a direct fire drill with an M777 Howitzer during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Soldiers In ALARNG Best Warrior Competition
Sun, 06 Dec 2020
Soldiers from around the Alabama Army National Guard gather at Pelham Range in Anniston to compete in various warrior tasks to find out who is Alabama's best warrior.
Drones On Goodfellow
Sun, 06 Dec 2020
Goodfellow Airforce Base became a benchmark example within the Air Education and Training Command with drone operators who are fully validated, approved and authorized for ‘combined ops’ in the Small Unmanned Aircraft System Program. This multi-use program is applicable to fire training, SFS, and emergency management mission essential task lists.
USS Monitor and CSS Virginia Ironclads
Sun, 06 Dec 2020
A detailed close up historical look at ironclad models of the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum Civil War gallery.
2020 National Christmas Tree
Sat, 05 Dec 2020
The beautifully adorned National Christmas Tree at President’s Park with the decorated White House in the night background as Old Glory proudly waves above on its roof ... starts the national celebration of the holiday season.
All Hands On Deck
Sat, 05 Dec 2020
The deck department is an integral part of many shipboard evolutions including flight deck operations, small boat operations, mooring, anchoring, and underway replenishments ... The most involved evolution for Boatswain’s Mates is sea and anchor. Like other littoral combat and legacy ships, Boatswain’s Mates run the sea and anchor “show” on the forecastle and fantail.
Soldiers Conduct Ground Assault - JRTC 21-01
Sat, 05 Dec 2020
Soldiers with U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, conduct a ground assault live-fire exercise during the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) 21-01 at Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Marine Recruits Overcome Obstacle
Fri, 4 Dec 2020
U.S. Marine Corps recruits overcome an obstacle during the Confidence Course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
Command Sgt. Maj. Rebecca Myers' 30 Year Career
Fri, 4 Dec 2020
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Rebecca Myers began her military career as a military police Soldier in Panama and chose to close it out with the same unit now stationed on Fort Stewart.
Marines Increase Combat Readiness
Fri, 4 Dec 2020
U.S. Marines with Force Company, 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2d Marine Division, increase combat readiness during basic individual actions and fire team tasks at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
White House Christmas 2020
Thu, 3 Dec 2020
A beautiful, inspiring glimpse of the White House wonderfully adorned with Christmas decorations galore ... reminding all Americans ... the importance of this wonderful time of the year ... celebrating being One Nation Under God ... as We The People ... regardless of one's respective faith.
A Battalion and The Croix de Guerre (Cross of War)
Thu, 3 Dec 2020
Leaders from 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division recently welcomed “The Beirut Battalion” to their ranks, as the Marines and Sailors of 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment were formally awarded the historic French Fourragere, known as the Croix de Guerre, by 6th Marines at a ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune.
U.S. Coast Guard District Seven
Thu, 3 Dec 2020
U.S. Coast Guard crews across District Seven work tirelessly day in and day out to accomplish the vast arrays of missions and operations with the largest concentration of cutters and aircraft in the Coast Guard.
Mount Rushmore Up Close
Wed, 2 Dec 2020
A close-up view of Mount Rushmore with the majestic figures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Mount Rushmore, surrounded by the beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota, represents the story of the birth, growth, development and preservation of our beloved USA.
Cyber Resilience Critical To Protecting DoD Systems, Mission
Wed, 2 Dec 2020
While the USA, allies and partners are working diligently to defend against malicious and destabilizing activities in cyberspace, those defenses may not be robust enough and adversaries are taking advantage of that.
Marines Conduct Crew Served Weapons Range - FV 21.1
Wed, 2 Dec 2020
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment participate in a crew served weapons range during exercise Fuji Viper 21.1 at the Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
Stunning Alaska Take Off
Tue, 01 Dec 2020
A stunning scene of a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew taking off from an airstrip in Sitka, Alaska under sunset lit clouds with the snow covered dormant volcano Mount Edgecumbe and the Pacific Ocean along the rocky coast in the background.
Unmanned Surface Vehicles Test
Tue, 01 Dec 2020
The focus of the Coast Guard Unmanned Surface Vehicles test was to explore how current and emerging technologies might be used to enhance maritime domain awareness in remote regions.
Airmen Conduct Rapid Air Field Recovery
Tue, 01 Dec 2020
U.S. Air Force airmen with the 332nd Air Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron conduct a rapid air field recovery exercise that involves responding to a fire, unexploded ordnance, and damage on the runway.
Families Greet Airmen After Deployment
Mon, 30 Nov 2020
Airmen from the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, are greeted by family members at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Missouri.
Air Force Vietnam War Vet Recalls Experience In Son Tay Raid
Mon, 30 Nov 2020
Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Jay Strayer was one of the pilots during the Son Tay Raid rescue attempt during the Vietnam War in 1970 in response to an increasing number of American prisoners dying from beatings, torture and starvation by their North Vietnamese captors.
Marines Conduct Platoon Attacks - SLTE 1-21
Mon, 30 Nov 2020
U.S. Marines with Echo Company, 2d Battalion, 1st Marines, attached to 4th Marine Regiment, conduct platoon attacks on range 410A during Service Level Training Exercise 1-21 (SLTE 1-21) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Blue Angels Fly New Super Hornets
Sun, 29 Nov 2020
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron conducts flight training over Pensacola, Florida to build flight and maintenance proficiency on the new F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet platform and maintain readiness.
NSW Intelligence Team Trainer Sharpens Spears Of Sailors
Sun, 29 Nov 2020
The Naval Special Warfare Intelligence Team Trainer at Information Warfare Training San Diego provides intelligence officers and enlisted (E4-O4) personnel the skills to conduct real time masters-level intelligence support to special operations forces in deployed remote environments with little to no supervision.
USS Princeton Flight and Live-Fire Ops
Sun, 29 Nov 2020
The guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) conducts flight operations and a live-fire exercise with Indian and Australian ships and aircraft as part of Malabar 2020.
Soldiers Ready To Engage Enemy
Sat, 28 Nov 2020
Soldiers are rifle ready to engage the enemy as they conduct Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) training during the 2020 Indonesia Platoon Exchange at Schofield Barracks.
First Museum To Tell The Entire Army Story
Sat, 28 Nov 2020
The National Museum of the United States Army officially opened on November 11, 2020 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. It is the first museum to tell the entire story of the Army, which has existed since June 14, 1775 ... even before the existence of the United States itself.
Marines Conduct Demolitions Range - Okinawa
Sat, 28 Nov 2020
U.S. Marines with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, attached to 3d Marine Division as part of the Unit Deployment Program, conduct a demolitions range at Range 2 on Marine Corps Okinawa.
Rifle Ready Marines Ascent
Fri, 27 Nov 2020
Rifle ready U.S. Marines with C Company, 2d Reconnaissance Battalion, 2d Marine Division, ascend from the water while participating in a dive training with Netherlands Marines with the 32nd Raiding Squadron near Netherlands Marine Barracks Savaneta, Aruba.
Future Of Foreign Ordnance Exploitation
Fri, 27 Nov 2020
A loud “whump” precedes an earth-shaking shockwave. Dirt lifts from the floor. One can feel a rattle in the center of their chest and an intense heat wave radiates through the air. A sound like thunder erupts and disappears into the Okinawan jungle.
Soldiers Return Fire - JRTC 21-01
Fri, 27 Nov 2020
U.S. Army soldiers with A Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, use combat tactics to return fire at the enemy using their M249 squad automatic weapon and M4 carbine during a live-fire exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk.
President Trump Pardons 2020 National Thanksgiving Turkey
Thu, 26 Nov 2020
President Donald J. Trump pardons "Corn" as the 2020 National Thanksgiving Turkey during the annual pardoning of the National Thanksgiving Turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House. He also pardoned "Cob", the other turkey being considered.
Bold Quest Event Builds Interoperable Fires For Tomorrow
Thu, 26 Nov 2020
The DoD Joint Staff's Bold Quest 2020 event at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, allowed the services and partners to demonstrate and assess U.S. and coalition interoperability. The annual event that allows participants to assess systems and capabilities in a realistic operational environment.
Charlie Battery Marines Conduct Rifle Tables
Thu, 26 Nov 2020
U.S. Marines with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, execute service rifle ranges during a training event aboard Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii.
Nymph Lake Nestled Among Mountains
Wed, 25 Nov 2020
Nymph Lake is nestled in the Rocky Mountain National Park inside Colorado at an elevation over 9,000 feet. It is well worth the mostly uphill half mile walk from the Bear Lake Trailhead to experience the great views of Hallet and Longs Peaks from this alpine lake.
Total Force Readiness With Palmetto Challenge
Wed, 25 Nov 2020
Palmetto Challenge gives Airmen the ability to experience a simulated deployment that includes different real-world situations ranging from simulated gas attacks and Mission Oriented Protective Posture readiness ... to security forces arming a Mobile Anti-Drone Systems Kit.
IED Training At Hurlburt Field
Wed, 25 Nov 2020
Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron and 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron conduct improvised explosive device training during a full training exercise at Hurlburt Field, Florida.
Coast Guard Aircrew With Rescued Hunters
Tue, 24 Nov 2020
U.S. Coast Guard aircrew in front of their helicopter with the two hunters and a dog they rescued near Windsor, Ontario. The hunters were beset by weather in a 10-foot johnboat.
NRL Finds Supermassive Black Holes Launching New Radio Jets
Tue, 24 Nov 2020
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researchers led a team of scientists who discovered some of the youngest known radio jets launched by growing supermassive black holes in the centers of distant galaxies ... Understanding the evolution of jets in active galaxies is important for day-to-day tools like GPS.
Marines Conduct MOUT and Rappelling - FV 21.1
Tue, 24 Nov 2020
U.S. Marines conduct Military Operations on Urban Terrain and rappel training during exercise Fuji Viper 21.1 at the Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
Single-Ship Demonstration Teams
Mon, 23 Nov 2020
All four U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command Single-Ship Demonstration Teams ... consisting of an F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning II, A-10 Thunderbolt II, and F-16 Fighting Falcon ... fly together in a special formation off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Veteran Looks Down The Sights Of Legacy, Brotherhood
Mon, 23 Nov 2020
In March 26, 1970 near the Cambodian border, sniper Spc.4 Rick Hokenson used his 7.62mm M-14 rifle and powerful scope to busily pick off any hapless North Vietnamese Army soldiers, who made the mistake of exposing a face or body part. Fifty years later, he shared his combat experience with Minnesota National Guard members of the Sniper Platoon, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion – 136th Infantry Regiment on Camp Ripley.
Cross-Deck Helicopter Ops - Malabar 2020
Mon, 23 Nov 2020
Rotary-wing aircraft land and take off on the flight deck aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) during cross deck flight operations.
Sailor Fires M240B Machine Gun
Sun, 22 Nov 2020
Cryptologic Technician 1st Class Ronald Obitz, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), fires a M240B machine gun during a live-fire exercise in the Arabian Sea.
Two Sets Of Sisters Graduate Marine Recruit Training
Sun, 22 Nov 2020
Five Marine Corps sisters ... Amber and Ashley Valentine and Maria, Melissa and Vanessa Placido Jaramillo ... graduated from MCRD Parris Island on November 13, 2020. They now not only share the bond of sisterhood, but the pride of becoming United States Marines.
Marines Kickstart Koolendong With Live-Fire
Sun, 22 Nov 2020
U.S. Marines with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin conduct a live-fire and maneuver range at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia to shapen their ability to conduct a range of combat crisis response and contingency operations in the Indo-Pacific region.
Miguel Garcia (8) - Soldier For A Day
Sat, 21 Nov 2020
Eight-year-old Miguel Garcia's wish to become an Army Soldier came true on November 7, 2020 at a Make-A-Wish Foundation event at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. A happy Miguel Garcia was able to experience a variety of activities including assisting in landing a helicopter over the radio, touring a variety of military equipment, and hands-on rifle simulation training.
JAIC's Substantial Growth Aids The Warfighter
Sat, 21 Nov 2020
It was just two years ago in 2018 ... when the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) was created to grab the transformative potential of artificial intelligence technology for the benefit of America's national security, and it has grown substantially from humble beginnings.
Weapons Qualification With ENVG-Bs and FWS-Is
Sat, 21 Nov 2020
Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conduct weapons qualification as part of a modernization effort of the enhanced night vision goggles-binoculars (ENVG-Bs) and the family of weapon sights-individuals (FWS-Is) thermal sensors at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Marine Corps Recruit Aims Rifle
Fri, 20 Nov 2020
A focused recruit with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, aims a rifle as he completes the Day Movement Course during the Crucible aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.
48 Years In Uniform
Fri, 20 Nov 2020
When Craig Thomas enlisted as an Aerial Port Squadron Technician in the U.S. Air Force in December 1971, he never imagined he would become a doctor, let alone that he would go on to serve for over 48 years.
Marines 2LAR In Top Gun Challenge 2020
Fri, 20 Nov 2020
U.S. Marines with 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2d Marine Division, at Camp Lejune compete in Top Gun Challenge that focuses on proficiency to improve combat effectiveness.
Liberty Bell Arch
Thu, 19 Nov 2020
Liberty Bell Arch, located in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is so named for it's resemblance to the famous Liberty Bell, at Independence National Historic Park in Pennsylvania. It even includes the "clapper", or the round part of the bell that causes it to ring.
Lumbee Roots and Navy Boots
Thu, 19 Nov 2020
With his sandy hair and blue eyes, U.S. Navy Engineman 2nd Class Jason Rogers is aware that you may not recognize his Native American ancestry at first glance.
F-16s Flyover - 2020 AVH Air Show
Thu, 19 Nov 2020
U.S. Air Force F-16s take off and do a West Route flyover of the 2020 Aerospace Valley Hybrid Air Show at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
Maintaining Proficiency For Real World Contingencies
Wed, 18 Nov 2020
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, Station Cape May, Maritime Safety and Security Team New York, and Training Center Cape May Fire Department conduct training to maintain proficiency in order to respond to real world front line contingencies.
Soldier's Service Vital To European Mission
Wed, 18 Nov 2020
Thousands of American Soldiers, along with our NATO allies, work diligently to enhance deterrence of nearby potential threats and increase readiness as part of Atlantic Resolve ... Staff Sgt. Breanna Gray not only works hard to do what she needs to as one of those individuals, she consistently makes those around her better at what they do, as well.
USS Wayne E. Meyer Undocks
Wed, 18 Nov 2020
A time-lapsed look at USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) successfully undocking from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and IMF’s Dry Dock #4.
Falcon 9 Starlink L-14 Rocket Launch
Tue, 17 Nov 2020
A Falcon 9 Starlink L-14 rocket successfully launches from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. It was the fifteenth batch of satellites to be launched as part of the Starlink broadband network.
Red Poppies Commemorate Great War, Honor All Fallen
Tue, 17 Nov 2020
The humble Red Poppy has come to mean remembering those who gave their lives in wars Americans have fought in. The simple poem "In Flanders Field" inspired the use of this flower as a symbol of support and remembrance.
Paratroopers Conduct Panther Storm 2020
Tue, 17 Nov 2020
Paratroopers conduct a variety of combat activities including artillery live-fire, parachute ops, and an aerial assault at night during Panther Storm 2020, a brigade-level training exercise designed to sharpen paratroopers ability to deploy anywhere in the world within 18 hours to fight and win against U.S. adversaries.
B-1B Lancer Takes Off
Mon, 16 Nov 2020
A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron takes off in support of a Bomber Task Force mission from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.
Addressing Shortfalls Of Defensive Hypersonic Weapons
Mon, 16 Nov 2020
Defenses against hypersonic weapons have not kept pace with offensive capability advancements. Adversaries' hypersonic weapons with independent maneuvering capability challenge the Defense Department's legacy early warning systems.
Marine Platoon Support Capabilities
Mon, 16 Nov 2020
U.S. Marines with Golf Company, 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, rehearse platoon supported capabilities with weapons live-fire at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Sailors Conduct VBSS On USS Shiloh
Sun, 15 Nov 2020
Sailors secure the starboard boat deck of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise.
Career Is Passion For FLETC Employee
Sun, 15 Nov 2020
Nestled between the cities of Roswell to the north and Carlsbad to the south, lies Artesia, New Mexico, where Law Enforcement Specialist Amanda DeMontigny works at one of the Training Delivery Points for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC).
Space Force Origins
Sun, 15 Nov 2020
Now is the time for a military branch with a clear and singular focus on space. Space Force, a new branch of the Armed Forces ... protects this frontier ... with the motto ... Semper Supra (Always Above).
Veterans Memorial Plaza At Fort McCoy
Sat, 14 Nov 2020
A sunset view of the Veterans Memorial Plaza with fall colors at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. The Veterans Memorial Plaza is a tribute to all of the men and women, who have served the nation during each era of Fort McCoy’s history.
Iraq War Veteran Continues Aviation Career In Coast Guard
Sat, 14 Nov 2020
The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball's mess deck erupted into applause that Lonnie Taber, a prior service Army National Guardsman and Iraq War veteran, was leaving that night aboard an Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter for Coast Guard Aviation Maintenance Technician A-School to continue his long aviation service to the nation.
USCG Aircrew Medevacs Mariner Offshore Galveston
Sat, 14 Nov 2020
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoist a male adult needing medical care from the tanker vessel Willard approximately seven miles offshore Galveston, Texas.
USMC Vet Arthur Rinettie Shares WWII Experience
Sat, 14 Nov 2020
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Arthur Rinettie shares his World War II experience. He served aboard the USS Missouri (BB-63) in the Pacific Theater.
2020 Veterans Day National Observance
Fri, 13 Nov 2020
President Donald Trump, Vice President Michael Pence, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilki, and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Omar Jones IV render honors during a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in association with the nation's 67th Veterans Day Observance.
WWII Aviation Legends Meet Fighter Pilots
Fri, 13 Nov 2020
During a visit to Travis Air Force Base, California, WWII ace pilot Clarence "Bud" Anderson and fellow WWII legend pilot Dean "Diz" Laird were able to experience first-hand what the most modern iteration of their former profession looks like.
USMC Vet Gerald Pederson Shares WWII Experience
Fri, 13 Nov 2020
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Gerald Pederson shares his World War II experience. He served aboard the USS Missouri (BB-63) in the Pacific Theater.
Marines Salute Colors Honoring 245th Birthday
Thu, 12 Nov 2020
Marines with Marine Forces Reserve salute the colors during the 245th Marine Corps birthday cake cutting ceremony at Marine Corps Support Facility, New Orleans.
A Final Salute
Thu, 12 Nov 2020
Following the playing of “Taps,” the detail begins to fold an ensign amid the lingering smell of gunpowder from rifle fire. The folded flag is then passed from Sailor to Sailor before being presented.
Thunderbirds Perform At Bell FW Alliance Airshow
Thu, 12 Nov 2020
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform at the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Airshow in Fort Worth, Texas.
Veterans Day 2020
Wed, 11 Nov 2020
The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. It is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces ... with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and speeches inside the Memorial Amphitheater.
Veterans Day Honors Soldiers From All Generations
Wed, 11 Nov 2020
Serving in the military is hard. Hard on service members and hard on Families. During Veterans Day, these heroes who serve in the Profession of Arms are recognized for their service, and it’s something that should never be forgotten or taken for granted.
NMCSD's Bioskills and Simulation Center
Wed, 11 Nov 2020
A look at Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Bioskills and Simulation Center for the 2020 Virtual Fleet Week San Diego. NMCSD’s mission is to prepare service members to deploy in support of operational forces, deliver high quality healthcare services and shape the future of military medicine.
U.S. Marine Corps 245th Birthday
Tue, 10 Nov 2020
Happy 245th birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps ... and to each brave, proud, honorable Marine (Active, Reserve, and Veteran) ... Semper Fidelis!
Stand For The Flag
Tue, 10 Nov 2020
Dustin Collins is living proof that when your stance is strong enough, anything is possible ... as his pride inducing song, "Stand For The Flag" expresses ... and wonderfully illustrated in its moving video.
After War, It's The Families Who Deserve The Honor
Tue, 10 Nov 2020
Army veteran Dennis Stack served as a Crew Chief on a Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (commonly known as a ‘Huey’) in Vietnam over 50 years ago, manning the M60-machine gun while in the air. "Veterans Day is just another day to me because it isn’t about me ... I think it’s the families that deserve the honor and the awards."
Soldiers Live-Fire M-777 Howitzer - Bold Quest 20-2
Tue, 10 Nov 2020
U.S. Army soldiers with Charlie Battery 2150 Field Artillery live-fire a M-777 howitzer during Bold Quest 20-2 Exercise.
A Word From Home
Mon, 09 Nov 2020
A Word from Home is a thank you to all servicemen and women at home and abroad from a letter written by Susan Carol Bolack Sulier at an unknown time in the past. It was found between the pages of a cookbook by her husband Tom after her passing.
Old Glory Waves On USA's Tallest Mountain
Mon, 09 Nov 2020
Denali (also known as Mount McKinley) ... North America’s tallest mountain at 20,310 feet stands majestically in the clear blue skies of Alaska ... as Old Glory proudly waves in the foreground at Denali National Park and Preserve's Eielson Visitor Center.
Japan, U.S. Marines Exercise Amphibious Capabilities
Mon, 09 Nov 2020
In the early hours of November 1, 2020, the silence is broken by the sound of an amphibious assault featuring Japan Self-Defense Force CH-47JA Chinooks touching down and delivering streams of Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade troops, while U.S. Marines hit the beach via small boats briskly navigating over the horizon from the USS Ashland to Gaja-Jima.
Marines Supersquad 2020 Defensive Ops
Mon, 09 Nov 2020
U.S. Marines conduct defensive operations during the Supersquad 2020 Competition at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California ... testing their skills to determine the best squad within 1st MARDIV and raises the standard of tactical excellence throughout the unit in order to stay ready, lethal, and engaged.
Yellowstone River's Lower Falls From Artist Point
Sun, 08 Nov 2020
An amazing, beautiful view of the Yellowstone Rivers' Lower Falls from Artist Point on the south rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
Strategic Goals For Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority
Sun, 08 Nov 2020
The "2020 Department of Defense Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Strategy" is a road map for how the U.S. military can maintain freedom of action in the electromagnetic spectrum at the time, place, and parameters of its choosing.
USAF F-15 Eagles Flight Ops - IAP 2020
Sun, 08 Nov 2020
U.S. Air Force F-15C/D Eagles assigned to the 493rd Expeditionary Squadron taxi, takeoff, and land during NATO Icelandic Air Policing (IAP) 2020 flight operations at Keflavik International Airport, Iceland.
PO2 James Butler Receives Silver Lifesaving Medal
Sat, 07 Nov 2020
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class James Butler proudly stands with his Silver Lifesaving Medal pinned on his uniform shortly after he received it in Boston, Massachusetts for rescuing four people from rip currents off the coast of Luquillo, Puerto Rico in 2018.
From Cameroon To USAF Pilot
Sat, 07 Nov 2020
For many, becoming a pilot in the United States Air Force is a dream that can be achieved through the traditional means of commissioning, but every so often a unique story is brought to life in this process. One such story is of student pilot 2nd Lt. Clifford Mua, who was selected from Cameroon’s population from a U.S. government immigration lottery.
Naval Beach Unit 7 LCAC Ops
Sat, 07 Nov 2020
A look at Naval Beach Unit 7 operations aboard Landing Craft, Air Cushions (LCACs) in support of amphibious operations aboard the dock landing ship USS Germantown.
Air Force New Jolly Green II
Fri, 06 Nov 2020
An HH-60W Jolly Green II assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron flies to Moody Air Force Base, near Jupiter, Florida. The 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group leadership received the Air Force’s first two HH-60Ws.
Strike Pilot Detachment Makes Impact
Fri, 06 Nov 2020
For three and a half weeks, Navy and Marine Corps student naval aviators dropped their first MK-76 practice bombs from T-45C Goshawk jet trainer aircraft and flew their first low-level routes over Southern California completing more than 700 sorties ... They learned how to maneuver in combat spread and were introduced to bandit engagement with a wingman.
Unmanned Aerial System - Bold Quest 20.2
Fri, 06 Nov 2020
U.S. Army Unmanned Systems maintainers with the 776th Brigade Engineer Battalion prepare an unmanned aerial vehicle for launch in support of the Bold Quest 20.2 Exercise.
Sailor Observes Sea Hawk Take Off
Thu, 05 Nov 2020
A sailor observes a MH-60R Sea Hawk, attached to the Saberhawks of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77, as it takes off from the flight deck of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.
Looking Across The River
Thu, 05 Nov 2020
U.S. Army Officer Cadet Kristel Burgeis found herself standing on the Northeast Lawn of the William Beaumont Army Medical Center, surrounded by friends and family. She stood at the position of attention, wearing her “dress blues”, as the sunlight reflected off of her second lieutenant rank.
F-35B Flight Ops At Air Station Iwakuni
Thu, 05 Nov 2020
U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 conduct flight operations aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
Alternate Firing Positions With Sniper Rifles
Wed, 04 Nov 2020
U.S. Army soldiers, assigned to 2nd Cavalry Regiment, alternate firing positions lane with their sniper rifles during the Jäger Shot 2020 competition at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Marine Corps, Navy Finding New Ways To Integrate Capabilities
Wed, 04 Nov 2020
Over the course of a recent deployment, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) enhanced interoperability between the Navy-Marine Corps team, challenging old patterns and finding new ways to integrate capabilities.
Simplified Arrival At LA World Airports
Wed, 04 Nov 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection in partnership with Los Angeles World Airports, introduce “Simplified Arrival”, an enhanced international arrival process that uses facial biometrics to automate the manual document checks that are already required for admission into the United States.
VOTE ... AMERICA!
Tue, 03 Nov 2020
Every American citizen, who is of legal age to vote ... should exercise this precious freedom ... for every election ... as the total from those ... who think their vote ... won't make the difference ... might be the reason ... why their vote ... made the difference!
Technologies Drive Joint Warfighting Concept
Tue, 03 Nov 2020
To achieve its National Defense Strategy goals, defense officials have said the Defense Department must increase the pace by which critical technologies are integrated into the force.
Marines Get Wet and Muddy
Tue, 03 Nov 2020
U.S. Marines participate in a wet and muddy endurance course at Camp Lejeune. The purpose of the training is to enhance Marines’ combat readiness, improve confidence within the Marines, and increase morale within the unit.
Sun Setting Marksman's Position
Mon, 02 Nov 2020
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brenton Supriano, a designated marksman, sets into a defensive position as the glare from sundown obscures his location, while in support of the Battalion Distributed Operations Course during Service Level Training Exercise 1-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Sgt. Joe Rodriguez Awarded Bronze Star
Mon, 02 Nov 2020
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Joe Rodriguez, 726th Air Control Squadron radio frequency transmissions systems NCO in charge, was awarded the Bronze Star for his achievements during his deployment to Iraq.
Pilots Sharpen Flight Skills With T-38s
Mon, 02 Nov 2020
Pilots sharpen flight skills with two T-38s with the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, California.
Stunning View Of Northern Wrangell Mountains
Sun, 01 Nov 2020
Stunning view of the Northern section of the Wrangell Mountains that are a high mountain range in eastern Alaska with much of it in Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve.
Laotian Immigrant A Proud Sailor
Sun, 01 Nov 2020
Machinery Repairman 1st Class Fue Lor, a Navy Sailor assigned to Navy Talent Acquisition Group Northern Plains, is living a life that he could only dream of as a young man. He has a house in a St. Paul suburb, a wife, two children and works mostly during regular business hours.
Allied Naval, Air Formations - Keen Sword 21
Sun, 01 Nov 2020
U.S. Navy ships assigned to Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group joined ships of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Escort Flotilla 1, Escort Flotilla 4, and the Royal Canadian Navy, in formation, while aircraft from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, JMSDF and Japan Air Self Defense Force fly in formation during Keen Sword 21.
Halloween 2020 At The White House
Sat, 31 Oct 2020
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greet happy costumed trick-or-treaters during the 2020 White House Halloween event at the South Portico of the White House.
Soldier Shoots Her Way To Olympic Dream
Sat, 31 Oct 2020
Many Soldiers join the Army as a step towards achieving their goals and dreams. That was reversed for one Soldier going through Advanced Individual Training on Fort Jackson. She qualified for the Olympics in a sport equally suited for the Army – marksmanship.
Paratroopers Live-Fire TOW, ITAS
Sat, 31 Oct 2020
Paratroopers assigned to the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division execute a live-fire range using the Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided or TOW weapon system ... that is part of the Improved Target Acquisition System (ITAS).
Coast Guard Law Enforcement Team In Cabo Verde
Fri, 30 Oct 2020
U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement personnel and maritime law enforcement personnel from Cabo Verde on U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bear’s helicopter deck during a break in training.
VMM-163 Squadron Deploys Oceanographic Sensors
Fri, 30 Oct 2020
For the first time ever, Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 launched four oceanographic sensors from MV-22B Ospreys into the Pacific Ocean as part of Trident Warrior 20. By deploying these sensors, Marines were able to capture critical information about features that increase battlespace awareness.
Marines Conduct Helicopter Underwater Egress
Fri, 30 Oct 2020
U.S. Marines conduct Helicopter Underwater Egress Training on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. Marines train in Underwater Egress in order to be able to escape from a submerged helicopter in an emergency.
Military Working Dog Pick Up
Thu, 29 Oct 2020
Senior Airman Hailey Goetz, military working dog handler, picks up MWD Harry in a rescue-position hold at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Trainers practice this hold to familiarize the dog if they must be picked up during a rescue in a real-world scenario.
Space Force Galactic Mission
Thu, 29 Oct 2020
A war that begins or extends into space will be fought over great distances at tremendous speeds, posing significant challenges with Russia and China posing possible future challenges.
Coast Guard River Tenders
Thu, 29 Oct 2020
Crews of U.S. Coast Guard cutters throughout the heartland of the United States maintain more than 8,300 fixed aids to navigation along with multiple buoys along America's riverways to ensure the safe flow of commerce.
Troops Conduct Operation Lisa Azul
Wed, 28 Oct 2020
U.S. Sailors and Marines along with Europe and Spanish marines conduct joint training during Operation Lisa Azul onboard Naval Station Rota, Spain.
Dominating Electromagnetic Warfare Through The EMS
Wed, 28 Oct 2020
The Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) is at the forefront of technological development supporting the Air Force, especially through the progression of electromagnetic warfare.
Marines Conduct Platoon Attacks At Mount Bundey
Wed, 28 Oct 2020
U.S. Marines conduct platoon attack training to enhance their capability to rapidly deploy as an expeditionary fighting force at Mount Bundey.
President Applauds Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett
Tue, 27 Oct 2020
President Donald J. Trump applauds U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett on the Blue Room balcony following Justice Barrett’s swearing-in ceremony by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas on the South Lawn of the White House.
Virtually Attracting Naval STEM College Student Talent
Tue, 27 Oct 2020
The Naval Horizons virtual effort is designed to inspire college students by raising their awareness of the real-world science and technology challenges of today.
Bomber Task Force Over East Siberian Sea
Tue, 27 Oct 2020
A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress departs RAF Fairford, England and flies across the Arctic Ocean to join Air Force B-1 Lancer aircraft to conduct a Bomber Task Force training mission over the East Siberian Sea.
Apaches Wings Of Victory Fly Over
Mon, 26 Oct 2020
U.S. Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, Wings of Victory fly over the town of Belfort, France for a "show of force" flyby during the distinguished visitor's demonstration day for exercise Royal Blackhawk 20.
Special Forces Soldiers Reinforce Arctic Combat Skills
Mon, 26 Oct 2020
As great power competition between the United States, China, and Russia intensifies, the Arctic has developed into an international competition space and potential future battlefield ... Special Operations and conventional military forces will have crucial roles to play in competition, deterrence, and combat.
U.S. Navy EOD Vision 2030
Mon, 26 Oct 2020
The U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) community strategic plan through 2030 ... charts an ambitious, forward-leaning course that focuses on developing training, technology, procurement and, most importantly, the Warfighter ... to best support Navy EOD’s maritime missions, while placing an emphasis on supporting Joint Force requirements.
Marines Fire Howitzer At Camp Fuji
Sun, 25 Oct 2020
U.S. Marines fire an M777A2 155mm Howitzer with snow coned Mount Fuji in the background. Marines worked in teams to sharpen their skills with these weapons systems, strengthening combat readiness during the Artillery Relocation Training Program 20.3.
Until The Corps Calls Upon Them Again
Sun, 25 Oct 2020
While the U.S. Marine Corps' aggression is renowned for inciting fear into the hearts of America’s adversaries, the Marine Corps is lesser known for how it prepares to achieve that goal, fight after fight, victory after victory ... The answer is aggressively restructuring itself internally for the next potential adversary.
1st ID Soldiers Live-Fire Paladins
Sun, 25 Oct 2020
U.S. Army soldiers with 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, live-fire Paladins during gunnery exercise, as 1st ID performs the first ever division National Training Center (NTC) rotation at Fort Irwin, California.
Great Falls Of The Potomac
Sat, 24 Oct 2020
The picturesque view of Great Falls in the Potomac River Gorge along the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail is minutes from Washington, DC. Just imagine President George Washington, other Founding Fathers, and fellow Americans looking at the scene above during the birth of our beloved USA.
'SWAT Team of Nerds' Tackles Tough Tech Challenges
Sat, 24 Oct 2020
The Defense Digital Service reports directly to the secretary of defense and has a team of 82 engineers, data scientists and computer scientists, working on some of the hardest problems in the Defense Department. They are a ... 'SWAT team of nerds'.
Marines Live-Fire Artillery At Mount Bundey
Sat, 24 Oct 2020
U.S. Marines with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin conduct direct and indirect fire missions with artillery live-fire at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia to maintain the their readiness to respond to any crisis or contingency.
Cutter Escanaba Narcotics Offload
Fri, 23 Oct 2020
Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba's crew offload $85.9 million worth of narcotics consisting of approximately 3,250 pounds of cocaine, 440 pounds of liquid cocaine, and 7,700 pounds of marijuana at Port Everglades, Florida.
Capt. Mark Voss' Gold Star Family Never Forgets
Fri, 23 Oct 2020
On May 3, 2013, Capt. Mark “Tyler” Voss perished in a plane crash near Chon-Aryk, Kyrgyzstan, while on his sixth deployment, making his family a Gold Star Family who will be honored, along with many other families, annually on the last Sunday of September.
USCG Cutter Escanaba Returns Home
Fri, 23 Oct 2020
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned home to Boston after completing a 65-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During their patrol, the 100-person crew interdicted five vessels, detained 15 suspected narcotics traffickers attempting to smuggle narcotics.
Aerial Mission Over Snow Covered Iceland
Thu, 22 Oct 2020
U.S. Air Force F-15C/D Eagles, assigned to the 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, conduct a routine aerial mission in support of NATO Air Police operations at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland with snow covered mountains in the background.
Social Media Marketing Proving Worthwhile For Navy
Thu, 22 Oct 2020
U.S. Navy Air Traffic Controller 1st Class Jaime Britt is one of those recruiters sharpening her social media marketing skills by helping Sailors and Future Sailors through live social media videos and podcasts.
Marines Virtual Shoot
Thu, 22 Oct 2020
U.S. Marines familiarize with weapons systems during virtual shooting on an Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer (ISMT) before they conduct a live-fire range at Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan.
White House Fall Garden Tours
Wed, 21 Oct 2020
Guests of all ages have an enjoyable time attending the colorful White House Fall Garden Tours on the South Lawn with a few kids wanting flowers too!
Longer Armor Training Increase Skills, Lethality
Wed, 21 Oct 2020
When Soldiers just out of Armor training are sent to the Army's tank and scout forces, they'll arrive more fully trained, more lethal with their weapons, and more physically fit, because the Army lengthened Armor One-Station Unit Training.
Combat Survival Training At Misawa AB
Wed, 21 Oct 2020
U.S. Air Force pilots at Misawa Air Base in Japan participate in a combat Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape course that consists of physical and psychological stresses of survival; hands-on training in post-ejection procedures and parachute landing falls; and, survival medicine and recovery device training and equipment procedures.
USS Iwo Jima Fires Missile
Tue, 20 Oct 2020
A rolling airframe missile is fired aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during their Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training.
3,000-Mile Journey To The Marine Corps and Citizenship
Tue, 20 Oct 2020
For U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas Gonzalez-Alzate, his 3,000-mile journey to the Marine Corps began in Bogotá, Colombia when he was four-years-old ... And years later on July 21, 2020, he added another title next to U.S. Marine ... American citizen.
USS Ronald Reagan South China Sea Flight Ops
Tue, 20 Oct 2020
Aircraft from U.S. Navy Carrier Air Wing 5 squadrons conduct flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, while conducting security and stability operations in the South China Sea.
This God-Given Land
Tue, 20 Oct 2020
Michael Quest performs his patriotic song, This God-Given Land, that is about the rights, liberties and freedoms guaranteed to the American people and protected by the United States Constitution.
Paratroopers Scenic Jump In Alaska
Mon, 19 Oct 2020
U.S. Army paratroopers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, “Spartan Brigade,” execute a jump with a mountainous blue sky scenic background during airborne operations from C-17 aircraft into the Malemute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
Western Hemisphere Allies Work Together To Ensure Stability
Mon, 19 Oct 2020
The Western Hemisphere is relatively peaceful compared to the rest of the world, but it isn't without problems. Transnational criminal organizations and terrorists call the hemisphere home. Countering these threats require monitoring and allied efforts.
Soldiers Soldiers Conduct 2020 EFMB Combat Lane
Mon, 19 Oct 2020
Soldiers take care of soldiers killed in action, provide medical care for wounded soldiers, and prepare to handle a medical situation in a toxic environment during a simulated combat testing lane of the 2020 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB).
Marines Conduct Extreme Mountain Training
Sun, 18 Oct 2020
U.S. Marines with Easy Company, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, participate in a steep slope mountain training course that includes climbing, river crossing, and rescuing during Mountain Training Exercise 1-21.
Earth, Moon Shared Protecting Magnetic Shield
Sun, 18 Oct 2020
Four-and-a-half billion years ago, Earth’s surface was a menacing, hot mess. Long before the emergence of life, temperatures were scorching, and the air was toxic ... uninhabitable ... But a neighboring shield from the Moon may have helped our planet retain its atmosphere and eventually go on to develop life and habitable conditions.
Marines Air Assault At Jungle Warfare TC
Sun, 18 Oct 2020
U.S. Marines participate in an air assault training exercise at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan ... increasing their proficiency at air insertions, delivering troops and maneuvering through simulated enemy terrain.
Fall Color River View Of Klepzig Mill
Sat, 17 Oct 2020
A colorful fall view of the Klepzig Mill, known as sawmill house, along the picturesque Rocky Creek within the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
Spartan Warrior 20-9 Strengthens Air Power
Sat, 17 Oct 2020
Spartan Warrior 20-9 utilized the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Warfare Center’s robust simulation assets to introduce air and ground scenarios for U.S. and NATO participants ... testing their abilities in countering threats while building cohesive protocol for real-world events.
Coast Guard Rescue Exercise On Wind Turbine
Sat, 17 Oct 2020
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin and MH-60T Jayhawk helicopters' aircrews along with several surface assets from the Virginia area conduct a simulated rescue operation 400 feet above water on wind turbines approximately 28 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach.
Coast Guard Utilizes Eyes-In-The-Sky To Aide
Fri, 16 Oct 2020
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Phillip McLeod, deployed to the post Hurricane Sally marine environmental response in Mobile, Alabama, pilots an unmanned aerial system in Pensacola, Florida to assist with pollution response.
Validating Satellite Interoperability
Fri, 16 Oct 2020
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory is working with the Space Development Agency to build a hardware and software testbed for optical communications to link interoperability between satellites.
Fighter Aircraft Aerial Ops Over Alaska
Fri, 16 Oct 2020
U.S. Air Force 354th Fighter Wing aircraft from Eielson Air Force Base conduct aerial operations over Alaska's mountains in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex.
Pararescueman Fires Sniper Rifle
Thu, 15 Oct 2020
A U.S. Air Force pararescueman from the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron fires an M107 sniper rifle at an undisclosed location in Djibouti.
Medevac Officer Helping Army One Invention At A Time
Thu, 15 Oct 2020
The new hoist-line system is designed to connect between a patient's litter and the line's base. The device's internal control system will help stabilize the patient through a series of automatic spinning reaction wheels to counter the hoisted load movement.
NAS Whidbey Island Virtual Open House
Thu, 15 Oct 2020
Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island virtual open house showcases departments, tenant commands and personnel who support the Navy's mission on NAS.
Sailors Celebrate U.S. Navy's 245th Birthday
Wed, 14 Oct 2020
Sailors celebrate the Navy’s 245th Birthday celebration at several bases in the USA and Japan with decorated birthday cakes. The theme for this year, “Victory at Sea,” closes the 75th anniversary commemoration of World War II, and also recognizes 245 years of warfighting excellence.
Gold Star Family Continues Call To Marine Corps Service
Wed, 14 Oct 2020
Laura and Adriana Cole were born into a family that lives, breaths, and sleeps Marine Corps, as young adults, they decided to step into that enormous legacy for themselves after a family tragedy left its mark on them.
Paratroopers Conduct Marksmanship Training
Wed, 14 Oct 2020
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct marksmanship training with M4 carbine at Cao Malnisio Range, Pordenone, Italy.
President Trump Returns To White House From Walter Reed
Tue, 13 Oct 2020
President Donald J. Trump proudly watches Marine One from the Blue Room Balcony of the White House Monday following his return from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Operation Warp Speed Makes Swift Progress
Tue, 13 Oct 2020
We're in the process of actively engaging tens of thousands of provider outlets for these COVID-19 vaccines ... and anticipate having collectively 65,000 [to] 75,000 points of potential vaccination ... More than 40-million kits have been assembled to house the vaccines.
Marines Conduct Deep Water 20
Tue, 13 Oct 2020
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, perform a regimental air assault that includes engaging enemy combatants in an urban environment to commence Deep Water 20, a 3-day operation.
Returning Soldiers Greet Loved Ones
Mon, 12 Oct 2020
U.S. Army soldiers with 1-211th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion greet loved ones at the Salt Lake City International Airport after departing from the plane that returned them home from their U.S. Central Command deployment.
Massive Stars Are Factories For Ingredients To Life
Mon, 12 Oct 2020
NASA’s telescope on an airplane, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, has provided a new glimpse of the chemistry in the inner region surrounding massive young stars where future planets could begin to form ... A similar process likely happened during the formation of the Sun and the inner rocky planets of our solar system, including Earth.
Coast Guard Crew Offloads $48 Million In Cocaine
Mon, 12 Oct 2020
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) offloads 62 bales of cocaine weighing 1,981 kilograms and one 28-kilogram bale of amphetamines at Sector San Juan following two separate interdictions of smuggling go-fast vessels in the Caribbean Sea. Federal law enforcement agents received custody of the $48 million drug shipment and the apprehended six male-suspected smugglers.
Marine Recruits Crucible Boxing Bout
Sun, 11 Oct 2020
U.S. Marine Corps drill Instructors and staff with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, watch and observe as their recruits battle each other during a Crucible boxing bout on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.
MQ-9 Reaper Takes Flight With 8 Hellfire Missiles
Sun, 11 Oct 2020
The U.S. Air Force 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron conducted the first flight of the MQ-9A Reaper carrying eight live AGM-114 Hellfire missiles ... reinforcing the platform’s “persistent attack” role.
Marines Conduct Close Air Support, Surveillance
Sun, 11 Oct 2020
U.S. Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 participate in a live-fire range with AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters during a close air support and aerial surveillance exercise over Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
Sheep Rock Overlooks John Day River
Sat, 10 Oct 2020
A colorful scenic view of the majestic Sheep Rock overlooking the calm flowing John Day River surrounded by nature's beauty at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
LC Ship Combat Capability Extended With Air Detachment
Sat, 10 Oct 2020
With advanced technology, the air detachment aboard Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) is an integral part of crew complement, delivering situational awareness and combat capability well beyond ship-based sensors during their rotational deployment to the Indo-Pacific region.
Advanced Battle MS Onramp 2
Sat, 10 Oct 2020
Across the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), military branches and a combined, all-domain effort was tested during the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) Onramp 2. This united effort could be the difference in winning large-scale, multi-domain battles in the future.
ICE ERO Officers Apprehend Criminal Aliens
Fri, 09 Oct 2020
During a week-long targeted enforcement operation in September 2020, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) Officers apprehended 128 at-large aliens across the state of California, where sanctuary policies have largely prohibited the cooperation of law enforcement agencies in the arrest of criminal aliens.
Memorial Grove Statue Honors Military Working Dogs
Fri, 09 Oct 2020
A 5-foot tall, bronze statue monument honoring Military Working Dogs was dedicated at the U.S. Army Military Police Corps Regimental Memorial Grove.
USS Cole (DDG 67) Virtual Tour
Fri, 09 Oct 2020
A virtual tour of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) that is named in honor of Marine Sgt. Darrell S. Cole, who was killed in action on Iwo Jima during World War II.
Hooray, USA!
Fri, 09 Oct 2020
"Hooray, USA!" is a heartfelt inspiring reminder to all Americans about the USA ... being second to none in freedoms, rights, and liberty along with safeguarding its citizens from all types of threats ... that would never have been without its independence won in 1776 and its foundational constitution!
Celebrating WWII Coast Guard SPAR's 100th Birthday
Thu, 08 Oct 2020
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command members and Station Houston crew members proudly stand around WWII Coast Guard SPAR Shirley Reagor in celebration of her 100th birthday in Houston, Texas.
Marine Recruiting The Next Generation
Thu, 08 Oct 2020
Staff Sgt. Absalom Johnson enlisted in the Marine Corps ten years ago for a challenge to be the best ... and now is filling the same shoes of the person who helped him find his path ... a Marine recruiter.
National Anthem At Fort McHenry
Thu, 08 Oct 2020
An inspiring visual performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" by the The Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus of The United State Army Field Band alongside the Continental Color Guard at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.
Ghost Robotics Security On Nellis AFB
Wed 07 Oct 2020
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Rodiguez, 321st Contingency Response Squadron security team, provides security with a Ghost Robotics Vision 60 prototype at a simulated austere base during the Advanced Battle Management System exercise on Nellis Air Force Base.
Irregular Warfare Annex To National Defense Strategy
Wed 07 Oct 2020
The unclassified summary of the Irregular Warfare Annex to the 2018 National Defense Strategy allows the Defense Department to communicate to interagency and industry partners, along with the American public, about the proactive efforts by the department to avoid crisis.
Airman With Little Ones During Wife's Deployment
Wed 07 Oct 2020
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Garon Facemyerm, an installation personnel readiness NCOIC for the 628th Force Support Squadron, interacts with his rambunctious young toddlers ... as his smiling deployed wife watches live via his smart phone.
Small Boat Ops In East China Sea
Tue, 06 Oct 2020
U.S. Navy sailors operate a 7-meter rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) during small boat operations at an undisclosed location in the East China Sea.
Flying In Their Father's Footsteps
Tue, 06 Oct 2020
Lt. Col. Scott Notestine, a pilot at the 121st ARW, received a phone call. The head of the interview board told him they had one spot left and wanted to know which of his sons they should hire. Unable to choose between his sons and unaware of the joke, Lt. Col. Notestine said either one would be a great fit.
Marines Conduct Midnight Sun 20
Tue, 06 Oct 2020
U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, conduct Exercise Midnight Sun, a two-part battalion live-fire field exercise consisting of a battalion defense and a force-on-force between Lima and Kilo Company with supporting elements in Setermoen, Norway.
Changing Of Guard At Tomb Of Unknown Soldier
Mon, 05 Oct 2020
Scenes of Sentinels from the U.S. Army 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) conducting a changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
Navy Recruiter From Brazil Achieves Centurion
Mon, 05 Oct 2020
Navy Counselor 1st Class Edson Felismino, a Brazil native, came to the United States ... eventually joining the Navy with deployments to Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, and Africa. Now, as a recruiter, he has been recognized for a rare recruiting achievement by contracting 100 new applicants during his first recruiter tour.
CBP Aircrew Rescues Illegal Alien In Wilderness Area
Mon, 05 Oct 2020
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Tucson Air and Marine Branch UH-60 crew rescues an undocumented, illegal alien lost in the mountainous Baboquivari Peak Wilderness Area.
First Flag Raising At USMC Base Camp Blaz
Sun, 04 Oct 2020
U.S. Marines and personnel assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Blaz observe the first flag raising of the new command, marking the initial operation capability of the base in Dededo, Guam.
Preparing Army Installations Against Extreme Weather, Climate Change
Sun, 04 Oct 2020
Climate change has had an impact on operations and installations so great that the Army has identified the phenomenon as a national security threat.
USCG Crew Offloads Drugs Worth Over $228 Million
Sun, 04 Oct 2020
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) crew offloads approximately 11,500 pounds of cocaine and approximately 17,000 pounds of marijuana worth over $228 Million at a dock in Port Everglades, Florida.
Sage Creek Wilderness From Pinnacles Overlook
Sat, 03 Oct 2020
The Pinnacles Overlook within Badlands National Park located in South Dakota has sweeping views facing South ... as shown in this scenic view of Sage Creek Wilderness area and beyond.
Marine Recruits - Sink or Swim
Sat, 03 Oct 2020
On Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, nobody knows better than Marine Corps Instructors of Water Survival ... that it can be a frightening situation being underwater for those unaccustomed to it.
Marines Live-Fire At Kangaroo Flats
Sat, 03 Oct 2020
U.S. Marines with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, get down and dirty during live-fire training at Kangaroo Flats Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia.
Counter-Terrorism Training In Boston Harbor
Fri, 02 Oct 2020
Coast Guard members from U.S. Coast Guard Station Boston partnered with Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Environmental Police, and the Boston Police to conduct joint agency, counter-terrorism training in Boston Harbor.
Guardsmen Serve Throughout Nation, World
Fri, 02 Oct 2020
The National Guard is doing all sorts of missions to support fellow citizens in the 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia ... along with personnel deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, Djibouti, Europe, the Pacific, Guantanamo and many other countries.
Allied Sky 2020 - Aircraft Over Europe
Fri, 02 Oct 2020
A B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, integrates with Royal Air Force Typhoons, Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35 Lightning IIs, Royal Danish Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, and Belgian F-16 Fighting Falcons during the Bomber Task Force Europe mission, Allied Sky 2020.
Armed F-16 RAF Lakenheath Take Off
Thu, 01 Oct 2020
A fully armed U.S Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath (RAF) in the United Kingdom.
Unmanned Aerial Systems Battle At Apollyon
Thu, 01 Oct 2020
Military members on and around Eglin Air Force Base went to war in August 2020 against a fleet of unmanned aerial systems during the large-scale Apollyon exercise.
Aircraft Launch From USS Nimitz
Thu, 01 Oct 2020
Navy and Air Force aircraft launch from the flight deck of USS Nimitz (CVN 68) aircraft carrier located in the Arabian Sea.
Wake Up America
Thu, 01 Oct 2020
Patriotic song and associated video performed and written by Tyrone DeVillasee ... "I penned Wake Up America because, I sensed a marked shift, and a lack of understanding and appreciation for what this country truly stands for."
Valiant Shield Power Formation
Wed, 30 Sep 2020
A pride inducing display of USA military power as Navy ships steam in formation on the Philippine Sea with Navy and Air Force aircraft flying above them in support of Valiant Shield 2020.
Argon Fluoride Laser Marks Breakthrough
Wed, 30 Sep 2020
If successful, laser fusion has applications as a test bed for defense tests and would be an attractive future power source. The short wavelength and other attributes make the argon fluoride laser the ideal laser to obtain high performance fusion implosions.
Night Airborne Op At Juliet Drop Zone
Wed, 30 Sep 2020
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, prepare for and conduct a night airborne operation at Juliet Drop Zone, Pordenone, Italy.
Military Police Wreath-Laying Remembrance Ceremony
Tue, 29 Sep 2020
The Office of the Provost Marshall General holds a Military Police Wreath-Laying Remembrance Ceremony at the gravesite of U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Gregory Rodriguez in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Marine Corps Fields New Service Pistol
Tue, 29 Sep 2020
For the first time since former President Ronald Reagan’s Administration, the Marine Corps is fielding a new service-wide pistol replacement. Marine Corps Systems Command began fielding the M18 Modular Handgun System in September 2020.
One More Day - Marine Recruits
Tue, 29 Sep 2020
An in-depth series about the experiences of Marine recruits from their time processing at the Military Entrance Processing Station to Graduation ... Told by the recruits and drill instructors from a fly-on-the-wall perspective.
Marines Load Inert Guided Bomb
Mon, 28 Sep 2020
Marines assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 load inert guided bomb unit (GBU) 12’s and GBU-49’s onto an F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth at sea.
At-Risk Youth Get Second Chance With Help From Texas Guard
Mon, 28 Sep 2020
Broken homes. Limited Opportunities. Marginal education. Drugs. Gangs. Violence. For some children, this is everyday life with no way to escape ... With the support of the Texas National Guard Joint Counterdrug Task Force, 16 to 18 year-old kids get a chance for stability, opportunity and education at the Texas ChalleNGe Academy.
Radar Jammer Interception Practice
Mon, 28 Sep 2020
U.S. Coast Guardsmen from the Maritime Security Response Team East, practice intercepting a radar jammer in support of the Advanced Battle Management System Onramp 2 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
Nature's Beauty At Beaver Creek Bridge
Sun, 27 Sep 2020
Nature's beauty abounds in this scenic view of the Beaver Creek Bridge at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota.
CBP Stops Illicit Goods From China
Sun, 27 Sep 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that Operation Mega Flex has yielded more than 4,200 seizures of illicit goods and 2,400 agriculture violations over the past 15 months.
Hunters Fly Hurricane Laura
Sun, 27 Sep 2020
A U.S. Air Force flight crew from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flies a mission into Hurricane Laura over the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Laura achieved category 4 status with 150 mph maximum sustained winds with stronger gusts.
Underwater Simulation Of Astronauts On Moon's Surface
Sat, 26 Sep 2020
As part of a test series occurring in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, astronauts in a demonstration version of the exploration spacesuit and engineers in "hard hat" dive equipment are simulating several different tasks the NASA lunar crew could do on the surface of the Moon.
Challenging Road On Dream Pursued
Sat, 26 Sep 2020
A trainee from Puerto Rico, who only knows a few English phrases, silently walks through the chow hall line on his first day of Air Force basic training. He holds his tray up despite being told not to by a training instructor who approaches, shouting at him ... This was one of the first challenges that Master Sgt. Heriberto Mercado Rodriguez had to face along his Air Force career.
USS Ralph Johnson Fires Weapons
Sat, 26 Sep 2020
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) conducts a live-fire exercise with several of its weapon systems in the Arabian Gulf.
POTUS Pays Respect To Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Fri, 25 Sep 2020
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pay their respects to Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she lies in repose at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sailor Earns Second Chance As Undesignated Seaman
Fri, 25 Sep 2020
Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) 2nd Class Caitlin Kennedy road to DLIFLC graduation didn’t start at the beginning of her Russian basic course. Kennedy first came to DLIFLC in 2014, but was disenrolled for a disciplinary violation.
Army Reserve 2020 Best Warrior Competition
Fri, 25 Sep 2020
Approximately 40 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from across the nation compete in the 2020 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition ... an annual competition that brings in the best Soldiers across the U.S. Army Reserve to earn the title of “Best Warrior” among their peers.
CBP Relief Support For Hurricane Laura
Thu, 24 Sep 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents help clear a downed tree near a home in Orange, Texas and adjacent to the Texas/Louisiana border line.. The tree had been severely damaged by Hurricane Laura.
Shaping Electromagnetic, Cyber Capabilities
Thu, 24 Sep 2020
The Army recently implemented a new directorate to support requirements within the electromagnetic spectrum, enabling the force to prioritize, integrate, and synchronize its data-enabled warfighting capabilities to fight and win in a multi-domain battlefield.
USAF F-16s - Inert Bomb Dropping
Thu, 24 Sep 2020
U.S. Air Force pilots take off their F-16 Fighting Falcons and fly them toward the D-37 Range in Nadarzyce, Poland, dropping inert guided bombing units, variation 12 and 38 (GBU-12s / GBU-38s) during a sortie. The pilots also fired 20mm ammunition and deployed flares that deter heat seeking enemy anti-aircraft missiles.
Small Boat Training On Lake Erie
Wed, 23 Sep 2020
A U.S. Coast Guard Station Fairport crew conducts small boat training on Lake Erie.
Family Given and Family Chosen
Wed, 23 Sep 2020
The Fields family is awaiting baby number nine, bringing them just shy of a full-sized Marine Corps rifle squad. This family has provided at least two of those children with the foundation of leadership and teamwork that is inherent among Marines.
Marines Supported Live-Fire At Fort A.P. Hill
Wed, 23 Sep 2020
U.S. Marines with E Company, 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment (V22), 2d Marine Division, execute a supported live-fire range at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia.
Security Forces Airmen Protecting Selfridge
Tue, 22 Sep 2020
Defenders from the 127th Security Forces Squadron work together to provide protection to Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, during an operational readiness exercise at the base.
On Track To Face 2 Peer Nuclear-Capable Competitors
Tue, 22 Sep 2020
Russian and Chinese military capabilities are not just increasing their nuclear capabilities ... they're also involved in military ventures in space and cyberspace and are advancing key weapons systems, including hypersonics ... In response to these challenges, U.S. Stratcom has been modernizing all of its capabilities.
Coast Guard Security Intercepts Radar Jammer
Tue, 22 Sep 2020
U.S. Coast Guardsmen from the Maritime Security Response Team East intercepts a radar jammer during a patrol in support of Advanced Battle Management System Onramp 2 in the Gulf of Mexico.
Navy EOD Techs Conduct Hoisting Ops
Mon, 21 Sep 2020
A U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician is hoisted from a Mark VI patrol boat into an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, as fellow EOD technicians wait their turn during hoist training operations in the Arabian Gulf.
A Matt That Matters
Mon, 21 Sep 2020
Matt Smith’s dedication to duty, his humility, and his extraordinary work ethic during COVID-19 contributed to him earning the Coast Guard's Civilian of the Quarter award. He willingly stepped up during a pandemic and dedicated 30 hours a week teaching Coast Guard recruits things about first aid, CPR, family benefits, leadership, flags, pennants, and online mandated training.
Marines Live-Fire Machine Guns At Camp Hansen
Mon, 21 Sep 2020
Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire a M240 medium machine gun during a live-fire range at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.
Medical Soldiers Refine Skills For EFMB Test
Sun, 20 Sep 2020
Army Medical Soldiers from units throughout Europe refine their skills in the 2020 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) at Baumholder Local Training Area in Germany during September 2020 for the upcoming testing phase of EFMB.
Finding Strength Through Hope - Beyond The Blue
Sun, 20 Sep 2020
In the years following her husband’s death, Lynnette Brown struggled with anxiety and depression, which was unusual for her considering she always had a “go-with-the-flow” mindset. External battles followed the internal conflicts and they weighed heavily on her.
Airmen Conduct High Angle/Tech Rescue
Sun, 20 Sep 2020
The U.S. Air Force 68th Rescue Squadron hosts a high angle/tech rescue operations as part of the Combat Team Member Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
Marine Corps Delta Recruits Final Drill
Sat, 19 Sep 2020
Staff Sgt. Lucas Padilla, a senior drill instructor with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, marches his platoon during Final Drill aboard U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.
Texas Sailor Making Waves Recruiting In Minnesota
Sat, 19 Sep 2020
U.S. Navy Recruiter Jakeb Thornberry is known for taking the time to truly get to know someone and genuinely help them discover their future path, whether it is with the Navy, another branch, or out in the civilian sector.
USS Arlington (LPD 24) Ship Tour
Sat, 19 Sep 2020
USS Arlington (LPD 24) is the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Arlington, Virginia, the location of the Pentagon and the crash site of American Airlines Flight 77 during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Wupatki Pueblo
Fri, 18 Sep 2020
Wupatki is the largest pueblo in the Wupatki National Park. People gathered here during the 1100s, gradually building this 100-room pueblo with a community room and ballcourt.
U.S. Army Reserve 2020 Best Warrior Competition Winners
Fri, 18 Sep 2020
Staff Sgt. Benjamin L. Latham, a Sapper-qualified combat engineer from Joliet, Illinois, won the title of U.S. Army Reserve Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, and Spc. Stanley T. Thompson, an indirect fire infantryman from Sacramento, California, won in the category of U.S. Army Reserve Soldier of the Year.
Triaging Simulated Casualties - 2020 EFMB
Fri, 18 Sep 2020
U.S. Army Medical Soldiers from units throughout Europe practice triaging simulated casualties during the standardization phase of the 2020 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) at Baumholder Local Training Area in Germany.
Celebrating Constitution Day!
Thu, 17 Sep 2020
The U.S. Constitution proudly displayed over Old Glory in celebration of Constitution Day ... September 17th.
The Place, The Legend, The Man
Thu, 17 Sep 2020
The residents of Bishopville, a small South Carolina town, filled the streets for a special celebration honoring their hometown hero retired Marine Corps Major James Capers Jr.
Marines Suppress Night Target
Thu, 17 Sep 2020
U.S. Marines with Golf Company, 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment (V22), 2d Marine Division suppress a simulated target during a live-fire night range at Fort A.P. Hill.
Illegal Migrant Voyage Interdiction
Wed, 16 Sep 2020
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered cutter boat is on scene with an illegal migrant voyage interdicted with 12 people onboard near Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
Delivering AI To Warfighters Is Strategic Imperative
Wed, 16 Sep 2020
The Department of Defense's vision for AI is guided by the National Defense Strategy, which describes an increasingly complex security environment with technological challenges from adversaries in every domain.
K9s Sniffing Around Border Crossing
Wed, 16 Sep 2020
A look at U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers providing search and security with their K9 partners at an undisclosed border crossing area.
F-15C Eagle Point Blank Take Off
Tue, 15 Sep 2020
An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron takes off in support of exercise Point Blank 20-4 at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.
Coast Guard's Joint Arctic Missions Support
Tue, 15 Sep 2020
In mid-July, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma began operations for the overall two-month patrol to the Arctic in support of joint operations Nanook and Argus, to secure the maritime domain, protect resources, and strengthen partnerships.
Hospital Point Lighthouse
Tue, 15 Sep 2020
August 27, 2020 - A virtual tour of Hospital Point Light, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, was established in 1872 and had extensive modifications and additons in the 20th century. It is also the home of the First Coast Guard District Commander.
Firefighter’s Memorial Salute
Mon, 14 Sep 2020
Firefighters from the 103rd Civil Engineer Squadron render a salute during a 9/11 memorial ceremony at the State of Connecticut Firefighter’s Memorial, Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
SERE Keeps Aircrew On Their Toes
Mon, 14 Sep 2020
Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) specialists are the Air Force’s foremost experts on surviving in the hostile and austere environments around the world.
Marines Live-Fire From UH-1Y Venom
Mon, 14 Sep 2020
U.S. Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conduct live-fire training on a UH-1Y Venom during an aerial gunnery range at Naval Air Facility El Centro.
Super Hornets Conduct Flight Ops
Sun, 13 Sep 2020
F/A-18E Super Hornets attached to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 take off and land during flight operations on the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.
Using Advanced Radar To Hear Moving Targets
Sun, 13 Sep 2020
Using an advanced radar, experts at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory developed ways to detect subtle vibration changes in moving targets.
2020 Ocean City Airshow
Sun, 13 Sep 2020
Select clips of the 2020 Ocean City Airshow including flight demonstrations over the beach and boardwalk of Ocean City, Maryland by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and three other U.S. Air Force fighter jet demonstration teams ... featuring the F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lighting II and A-10 Thunderbolt II.
Sgt. Maj. Thomas Patrick Payne Receives Medal of Honor
Sat, 12 Sep 2020
President Donald Trump awards the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Thomas "Patrick" Payne for his heroic actions in rescuing over 70 Iraqi hostages in Hawija, Iraq.
MOHR Thomas "Patrick" Payne's Drive To Serve, Heroics
Sat, 12 Sep 2020
A sustained rate of enemy machine-gun fire shot out from below, so then-Sgt. 1st Class Thomas "Patrick" Payne and others scaled a ladder to the rooftop. From a vantage point on the roof, they engaged the enemy with hand grenades and small arms fire ... The heroic mission rescued over 70 Iraqi hostages and left at least 20 insurgents dead.
Thomas "Patrick" Payne's Medal of Honor Story
Sat, 12 Sep 2020
On October 22, 2015, then-Sgt. 1st Class Thomas "Patrick" Payne and his task force was given a mission to rescue over 70 Iraqi hostages being held by ISIS in a prison compound in the northern town of Hawija, Iraq ... earning the Medal of Honor for his heroics.
Thomas Patrick Payne - Medal of Honor Ceremony
Sat, 12 Sep 2020
President Donald Trump awards U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Thomas "Patrick" Payne the Medal of Honor for his conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty during a raid that liberated 70 Iraqi hostages in Hawija, Iraq.
Patriot Day - Let US Never Forget!
Fri, 11 Sep 2020
"Let US Never Forget ... September 11, 2001 when nearly 3,000 innocents died and over 25,000 injuries occurred from the terrorist attacks ... along with the brave, dedicated efforts from the first responders, law enforcement, and troops to rescue survivors, and recover the fallen ... and ... their continued efforts to end the terrorist scourge and protect our beloved USA!" David Bancroft, USA Patriotism! founder
Marine Corps Camp Lejeune Memorializes Patriot Day
Fri, 11 Sep 2020
This year marks the 19th anniversary of a day that resulted in nearly 3,000 deaths and over 25,000 injuries to citizens and public servants who responded. Nearly two decades have passed since the terrorist attacks and each year the nation comes together to remember the fallen.
1st LAR Marines Conduct MOUT
Fri, 11 Sep 2020
U.S. Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, participate in Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) training on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Boots Like Mine performed by Josh Gallagher
Thu, 10 Sep 2020
"Boots Like Mine" ... is a wonderful inspiring message paying tribute to our beloved USA armed forces, first responders, and working-class. Josh Gallagher's words, performance is a must heart grabbing experience for all Americans!
Army Battle Tanks Fire At Targets
Thu, 10 Sep 2020
U.S. Army M1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks fire at targets during DEFENDER-Europe 20 on Bucierz Range at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland.
American Graves Show U.S. Commitment To Pacific
Thu, 10 Sep 2020
There are American graves in Bataan, the Philippines, New Guinea and on the various islands of the Philippines. All of these American graves are evidence of the United States' commitment to the Indo-Pacific. There are strong ties created by values, friendship, trade and blood that bind the U.S. to the nations of the region.
USS Carl Vinson Arrives In San Diego
Thu, 10 Sep 2020
The super aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson arrives in San Diego after conducting a homeport change from Bremerton, Washington.
Marines Conduct Ops During Koolendong
Wed, 09 Sep 2020
U.S. Marines with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin, conduct offensive and defensive operations during Koolendong at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia.
Advancing Warfighting Capabilities With GFLR
Wed, 09 Sep 2020
As Air Mobility Command’s only joint-accredited flag-level exercise, GFLR offers unit participants a fluid training syllabus with each exercise tailored to meet unit specific requirements and certain major command designated training.
Marines Increase Readiness With Air Assault
Wed, 09 Sep 2020
U.S. Marines with 2d Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, increase deployment readiness through air assault training and fire support planning at Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic, North Carolina.
Jackson Lake Snow Covered Mountain Beauty
Tue, 08 Sep 2020
Nature's beauty is wonderfully captured with the snow covered Mount Moran and other mountains adorning Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park.
Navy Building Cyber Defense Capabilities and Teams
Tue, 08 Sep 2020
Cyber attacks from foreign adversaries have accelerated significantly on the Department of Defense (DoD) networks and systems, creating the need to identify threats and vulnerabilities at untenable speed.
Aerial Gunnery At Fort Hood
Tue, 08 Sep 2020
U.S. Army door gunners with Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 137th Aviation Regiment, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, conduct aerial gunnery qualification with an M240H machine gun at Fort Hood.
Labor Day 2020 - Celebrating America's Workers
Mon, 07 Sep 2020
"On Labor Day, we recognize and celebrate the workers of our great Nation ... Since the founding of our Nation, American workers have deployed their talents to build beautiful cities, develop new technologies, and shape the global economy ... We celebrate every American who has worked tirelessly to ensure we maintain our way of life..." President Donald Trump.
Warfighters Can Now Train In Subterranean Warfare
Mon, 07 Sep 2020
Fort Bragg’s Range Control Office set out to build a subterranean training range to simulate combat underground and in tight spaces ... incorporating real-world training requirements and needs into a safe and controlled environment ... with booby-traps, enemy forces, and constantly-changing tunnels.
M240B Machine Gun Live-Fire At MCAGCC
Mon, 07 Sep 2020
U.S. Marines and Sailors with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, execute a range with M240B machine gun live-fire at Marine Air-Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) at Twentynine Palms, California.
Coast Guard Responds To Dredge On Fire
Sun, 06 Sep 2020
U.S. Coast Guard crews respond to a dredge on fire in the Port of Corpus Christi Ship Channel, rescuing two injured individuals.
Hawaii Marine Follows Father's Footsteps
Sun, 06 Sep 2020
Michael’s influence on his son extended beyond being a Marine alone. Aiden also inherited his father’s desire to be a Reconnaissance Marine.
Border Patrol Rescues Illegal Aliens In Desert
Sun, 06 Sep 2020
U.S. Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue Team agents from Tucson Sector Border Patrol rescue three illegal aliens in the desert, approximately 70 miles Southwest of Tucson, after being abandoned by a smuggler.
F-35As Fly Over Denali National Park
Sat, 05 Sep 2020
Four F-35A Lightning IIs, assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, fly in formation over Denali National Park, Alaska.
Meeting Challenges To Maintain Space Superiority
Sat, 05 Sep 2020
U.S. Space Command operations in space deter conflict; deliver space combat power for the joint force, allies and partners; and defeat aggression if necessary. These are just some of the challenges being met and overcome to maintain space superiority.
Marines With IULC Fire Various Weapons
Sat, 05 Sep 2020
U.S. Marines with the Infantry Unit Leader Course, Advanced Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, set-up and fire M224 60 mm mortars, M240B medium machine guns and M2 .50-caliber heavy machine guns during live-fire training on Mortar Position 6 and Range 203 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Rendering Honors At 75th Commemoration End Of WWII
Fri, 04 Sep 2020
Scenes of the Battleship Missouri Memorial and USS Arizona Memorial with sailors aboard USS Michael Murphy rendering honors to both of the memorials during the the 75th Commemoration of the End of Word War II.
Demonstrating Airpower With Simultaneous Bomber Missions
Fri, 04 Sep 2020
Demonstrating airpower, bomber and fighter aircrew assigned and deployed to Pacific Air Forces launched four B-1 Lancers, two B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers, and four F-15C Eagles and conducted Bomber Task Force missions simultaneously with joint and allied partners within the Indo-Pacific region.
Coast Guard Cutter Crew Encounters Shark During Swim
Fri, 04 Sep 2020
Petty Officer 1st Class Samuel Cintron, a maritime enforcement specialist aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball, fires on a 6-8' shark that surfaced and swam toward Kimball crewmembers in the water, while the cutter was deployed to Oceania.
Noble Partner 20 Airborne Operation
Thu, 03 Sep 2020
U.S. Paratroopers, assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct an airborne operation during the Noble Partner 20 exercise at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia.
Training SEAL Combat Medics and Corpsmen
Thu, 03 Sep 2020
The Navy SEAL ethos states that it demands discipline and expects innovation; a teammate’s life, as well as the success of the mission depends on technical skill, tactical proficiency and attention to detail. Training is never complete. This is especially true for combat medics.
Airmen Conduct Water Insertion, Extraction
Thu, 03 Sep 2020
U.S. Air Force 68th Rescue Squadron Airmen conduct night and daytime water alternate insertion and extraction training out of a live helicopter hosted by the 68th Rescue Squadron, located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, as part of the Combat Team Member Course.
India Company Takes On Obstacle Course
Wed, 02 Sep 2020
Recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, take on the obstacle course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA. During the course recruits must work to complete each obstacle to overcome fear and increase confidence among themselves.
Preparing Space Force For Army Forces
Wed, 02 Sep 2020
During the flag unfurling ceremony with U.S. Space Command at Schriever Air Force Base, Lt. Gen. Daniel L. Karbler, USASMDC commanding general, emphasized readiness, stressing that any transfer of forces into the U.S. Space Force is conditions based to ensure no readiness gap.
Force Recon Platoon Conducts Combat Marksmanship
Wed, 02 Sep 2020
Marines and Sailors with the Force Reconnaissance Platoon (FRP), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conduct combat marksmanship training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.
Shadow Patriot ... Serve. Protect. Inform. Inspire
Tue, 01 Sep 2020
The Shadow Patriot, is a 'citizen hero' in Nashville, Tennessee ... who promotes America, Her heroes, and Old Glory along with patrolling Nashville in law abiding 'citizen support' of the police and delivers donated food to the homeless. His mission is to... Serve, Protect, Inform. and Inspire.
Marines Sharpen Decision Making Skills With War Board Game
Tue, 01 Sep 2020
Memoir 44' is a war-themed strategy board game based on historical World War II battles. The primary goal of using the board game is to keep Marines engaged in decision making and risk management in a forgiving environment.
Admiral Nimitz WWII Surrender Letter Home
Tue, 01 Sep 2020
Visual presentation of U.S. Navy Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz's letter to his wife about being at Japan's World War II surrender ceremony aboard USS Missouri (BB 63) on September 2, 1945 along with notes he made on the ceremony deck plan.
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