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Soldiers Conduct Urban Attack
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Georgia Army National Guard Infantrymen with the Lawrenceville-based Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, conduct urban attack training during Exportable Combat Training Capabilities (XCTC) Exercise at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
A Marine’s Best Friend
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Together, Marine Corps Cpl. Ivan Perez and his military working dog, Jack, specialize in explosives detection, have trained together daily for nearly a year. Cpl. Perez also ensures that Jack is fed, cleaned, stretched, well-groomed, and exceeds physical fitness standards.
Jungle Casualty Evacuation At Camp Gonsalves
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group carry a human dummy on a skid through the jungle during casualty evacuation training at Jungle Warfare Training Center, Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan.
Ponderosa Pine Stunning Bryce Canyon View
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
A stunning view of an uprooted, vibrant Ponderosa Pine on a cliff's edge overlooking the spectacular scenic beauty of the Bryce Canyon below and beyond.
Agile Rage 2022
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Agile Rage is an Air National Guard and joint, live-fire exercise designed to train ANG units in the tactics, techniques and procedures highlighted by the United States Air Force’s Agile Combat Employment mission.
Green Berets Conduct FRIES, Helocast
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Green Beret Special Forces Combat Divers perform insertion and exfiltration during a dive requalification at the Special Forces Underwater Operations School in Fleming Key, Florida.
UH-1Y Venom Live-Fire Shooting Drills
Wed, 22 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Monica Pomales conducts live-fire shooting drills in a UH-1Y Venom during exercise Gunslinger 22 at Smoky Hill Range, Kansas.
Corpsman and Medic - Similarities, Differences
Wed, 22 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
As the nation’s military treatment facilities transition administration and management over to the Defense Health Agency as part of a congressional mandate to merge Air Force, Army and Navy military hospitals and clinics, military medical personnel still answer to their respective service branches. The Navy focus remains at sea and the Army emphasis continues on land.
F-22 Raptor Demo Team Cockpit View
Wed, 22 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Maj. Joshua "Cabo" Gunderson, F-22 Demo Team pilot and commander, preforms a F-22 Raptor demonstration at the Space Coast Int. Air Show.
Kids Planting Day
Tue, 21 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Defense Supply Center Columbus Environmental Division Chief Nicole Goicochea guides children in the process of planting a cilantro plant at the DSCC Columbus’ Child Development Center.
Twin U.S. Army Majors Reflect On Serving Together
Tue, 21 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Identical twin brothers U.S. Army Majs. Christopher and Michael Baisa did everything together growing up, starting at birth in Heidelberg, Germany, where their father was stationed in 1987.
Marines Conduct Night-Time Aerial Ops At MHAFB
Tue, 21 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 501 perform night-time aerial operations at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.
USCG Crew Offloads $99+ Million Illegal Drugs
Mon, 20 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis'crew offloads more than $99 million in illegal narcotics at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida seized performing counter-drug operations in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico.
Promoting Cooperation Between Military Branches
Mon, 20 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
The defense of our nation is often a cooperative effort among its military branches. To fight together, requires training together ... as did airmen with the Kansas Air National Guard did withth active-duty Airmen and Kansas Army National Guard Soldiers.
Abrams Operations Summit 2022
Mon, 20 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, participate in a three day Abrams Operations Summit to demonstrate and teach the M1A2 Abrams tank to the Polish Armed Forces at Bucierz Range, Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland.
Juneteenth
Sun, 19 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Juneteenth (June 19) commemorates the emancipation of slaves by President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation during the Civil War in 1862 with it becoming an official federal holiday on June 17, 2021 ... giving national recognition to a day commemorating emancipation.
Space Force 10th Space Squad Activation
Sun, 19 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Space Force Col. Matthew Holston, Space Delta 8 commander and Lt. Col. Jason Sanders, 10th Space Operations Squadron commander reveal the 10 SOPS sign for the first time at the 10 SOPS activation ceremony.
A Total Guard, Force Family!
Sun, 19 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Out of the 13 Guardsmen family units stationed at Prince Sultan Air Base the Kleive family is the largest. The father-daughter duo documented in the past, Master Sgt. Scott and Staff Sgt. Kalei Kleive, brought Staff Sgt. Devin Kleive, with them this time to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Integrated Combat Turns - RG22-2
Sun, 19 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles from the 366th Fighter Wing conduct integrated combat turns during Raging Gunfighter 22-2 (RG22-2) at Wendover Airfield, Utah.
A-10 Thunderbolt II Flyover
Sat, 18 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II flies over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona in association with the A-10 demonstration team preparing for an airshow at Canadian Forces Base Borden, Ontario, Canada.
Marines Conduct Amphibious Landing - CR22
Sat, 18 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force and Norwegian soldiers perform a simulated amphibious landing during Exercise Cold Response 2022 (CR22), Setermoen, Norway.
USS Constitution Honors Vietnam War Veterans
Fri, 17 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
USS Constitution gets underway in Boston Harbor in honor of Vietnam War Veterans. The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration works to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, their families, domestic supporters, and American allies who contributed to the war effort.
Underwater ROVs Shine At SeaPerch Challenge
Fri, 17 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
More than 130 teams of elementary, middle and high school students from around the world competed at the 2022 International SeaPerch Challenge at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.
USS Forrest Sherman Departs NSN
Fri, 17 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) departs Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled deployment ... and is serving as the flagship for Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) in the European theater.
Brown Bears At Silver Salmon Creek
Thu, 16 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
A trip to Silver Salmon Creek on Lake Clark's Cook Inlet coast within Lake Clark National Park offers outstanding bear viewing as the scenes of brown bear siblings enjoy eating salmon on the beach with their mother nearby ready to protect and a lonely male grazing in the sedge meadows illustrate with Slope Mountain in the background.
World Travels Of Wayne White
Thu, 16 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Wayne White's is a really big fan and student of the explorers, particularly Victorian and turn-of-the century explorers in regard to the Poles ... inspiring him to travel to the ends of the earth.
Hawaii Army NG Conducts CERFP
Thu, 16 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Hawaii Army National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear, and Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) Search and Extraction Team conduct an evaluation exercise at Kalaeloa, Hawaii.
Celebrating Army's 247th Birthday
Wed, 15 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Scenes of U.S. Army leaders and soldiers proudly celebrating their military service's 247th Birthday.
USMC Officer Awarded NAM Medal For Rescuing Civilian
Wed, 15 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
I noticed that the sail boat was tipped over in the water pretty far out. At first I didn’t think much of it … but I didn’t see anyone on top of the boat, so I threw my stuff back on and swam out there.
Marines Fire Stinger Missiles - CR22
Wed, 15 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2d Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force fire FIM-92 Stinger Missiles in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 2022 (CR22), Andøya Air Station, Norway.
Flag Day
Tue , 14 Jun 2022 01:30:00 CST
Flag Day, also called National Flag Day, honors Old Glory, the national flag of the United States of America that is observed annually on June 14. The holiday commemorates the Second Continental Congress’s adoption of the first U.S. national flag on June 14, 1777.
Digital Transformation, AI Important In Keeping Battlefield Edge
Tue, 14 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Defense Department officials discussed the importance of digital transformation and artificial intelligence in enabling warfighters to maintain a battlefield advantage, even as China and Russia develop their own AI for military purposes.
Cockpit View Over Nellis AFB
Tue, 14 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Cockpit view as USAF Maj. Jon Flickinger, 706th Fighter Squadron pilot, flies a Weapons School Integration 22-A mission over the Nevada Test and Training Range at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
Marines Squad Forest Patrol
Mon, 13 Jun 2022 18:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 2d Marines are focused ready as they conduct a squad patrol in a forest environment during Exercise Shinka at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
RAD Enhances Efficiency For Space Launch Missions
Mon, 13 Jun 2022 18:00:00 CST
A new software program called “Range Application Deployment,” is enhancing situational awareness for space launch missions at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
Abrams Tank, Bradley FV Live-Fire At Fort Stewart
Mon, 13 Jun 2022 18:00:00 CST
Two crews from the U.S. Army "Spartan Brigade" 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, conduct a table six live-fire on the M1A2 SEPv2 Abrams tank and M2A4 Bradley Fighting Vehicle (FV) at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Border Patrol's 98th Anniversary
Sun, 12 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Border Patrol Agents with the Big Bend Sector Honor Guard present their service's colors with Old Glory along with one of them holding a ceremonial rifle during the Border Patrol's 98th Anniversary celebration at Alpine Border Patrol Station.
Four Brothers Carry On Legacy Of Service Before Self
Sun, 12 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
The record for the number of siblings serving at the same time at the same wing is difficult to determine, but the Tennessee Air National Guard’s 118th Wing is probably getting close with the four Phimphivong brothers, who share similar aspirations to make their family proud and ensure a successful Air National Guard.
HMLA 269 Snowy Flight Ops - CR22
Sun, 12 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 269, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing, conducts UH-1Y Venom and AH-1Z Viper snowy flight operations, including rearming, in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 2022 (CR22) at Bardufoss Air Station, Norway.
Memorial Day At Lompoc
Sat, 11 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Space Force Col. Robert Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, delivers a Memorial Day speech at the Lompoc Cemetery, California, as veterans and other visitors listen intently.
WWII Vets Remember Battle Of Midway Turning Point
Sat, 11 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
World War II Battle of Midway veterans Navy Watertender 1st Class Julian Eugene Hodges and Marine Corps Sergeant 1st Class Edgar R. Fox visit Hawaii and Midway atoll to attended several commemorative events eighty years later.
Red Flag-Rescue 22-1
Sat, 11 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Airmen conduct Red Flag-Rescue 22-1 that involves them arriving by helicopter in a sunny desert environment to provide medical care to casualties from a wrecked military vehicle followed by a nighttime parachute jump for a search and rescue.
Joint Counter-Narcotics SAPPHIRE Ops
Fri, 10 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Henry sails alongside the Japan Coast Guard patrol vessel Mizuho during the joint counter-narcotics SAPPHIRE exercise off Guam.
Exercise Swift Response 22
Fri, 10 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. and NATO allies took part in Exercise Swift Response 2022, which is an annual multinational training exercise that was held over three weeks in May throughout Eastern Europe, the Arctic High North, Baltics and Balkans.
USS Port Royal Pierside At NSA Bahrain
Fri, 10 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
A pierside look at the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security and stability in the Middle East region.
Picturesque Lone Pine Lake
Thu, 09 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
The picturesque, fisherman's delight Lone Pine Lake with a must see rock island is located on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park near the town of Grand Lake.
From Assaultman To Data Systems Administrator
Thu, 09 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Staff Sgt. Lucas Dussaut noticed that as the Marine Corps developed, so had he. He decided to take the lessons he learned as an assaultman and apply them to his new occupation, data systems administrator. As a result, he developed a universal mental tenacity and utilizes lessons learned from the leaders before him to his Marines today.
Soldiers Fire MK19, M240B Weapons At GTA
Thu, 09 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Soldiers assigned to 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct a live-fire exercise for MK19 and M240B weapon systems at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
TCAP Airmen Conduct FRIES
Wed, 08 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Tactical Air Control Party (TCAP) specialists from the Oklahoma Air National Guard conduct fast rope insertion and extraction system training from an Arkansas National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter at Razorback Range near Ft. Smith, Arkansas.
Remembering, Honoring Fighter Pilot David Hrdlicka
Wed, 08 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
It was 57 years ago on May 18, 2022 when McConnell Air Force Base pilot Capt. David Hrdlicka was shot down during a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War ... with his family continuing to search for the truth of what happened to their husband and father.
USMC Light Attack Helos Fire Support - CR22
Wed, 08 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom and AH-1Z Viper helicopters assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing, participate in a fire support training exercise in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 2022 (CR22), near Bardufoss, Norway.
Presleys' Country Jubilee - Entertaining Fun!
Tue, 07 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
A must entertainment experience in Branson, Missouri is the talent rich Presleys' Country Jubilee show with great country music performances and gut wrenching humor that ends with the audience giving them a deserving standing ovation.
Remembering Fallen Corpsman Jaime Jaenke
Tue, 07 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
On June 5, 2006, after less than three months into her deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, U.S. Navy Corpsman Jaime Jaenke, serving as security lead corpsman for her unit, was killed when her Humvee in a a convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Al Anbar Province.
Wings Over Solano 2022
Tue, 07 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Various aircraft perform aerial maneuvers during Travis Air Force Base's Wings Over Solano 2022 open house and air show in California.
D-Day
Mon, 06 Jun 2022 00:30 CST
On June 6, 1944, weather conditions finally allowed Operation Overlord (known as D-Day) to proceed with the largest amphibious invasion in the history of warfare with the Allies using over 5,000 ships and landing craft to bring more than 160,000 American, British and Canadian troops along with 13,000 aircraft to storm 50 miles of Normandy's fiercely defended five beaches in northern France.
Mike Swierc, Fellow CG-16 Saviors' D-Day Heroics
Mon, 06 Jun 2022 00:30:00 CST
Nearly 80 years have passed since Motor Machinist’s Mate Second Class Michael J. Swierc served on the Coast Guard Cutter CG-16 off Utah Beach during the first wave of the D-Day invasion. But for Swierc, a 100-year-old Coast Guard veteran, the memory of that day of days has never faded from his mind.
D-Day / Operation Overlord
Mon, 06 Jun 2022 00:30:00 CST
The Allied invasion at Normandy on June 6, 1944 during World War II that began the final efforts to defeat Germany with 160,000 Allied troops with more than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day's end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Normandy.
OK Let's Go: D-Day
Mon, 06 Jun 2022 00:30:00 CST
"Ok, Let's Go," a movie seen at the Normandy Visitor Center, tells the story of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's decision to launch Operation Overlord. As one of the 20th century's most fateful events, the D-Day Invasion of June 1944 changed the course of World War II.
USS Harry S. Truman Flight Ops On 5-23-22
Mon, 06 Jun 2022 00:30:00 CST
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducts flight operations at an undisclosed location in the Mediterranean Sea.
Neptune Strike 22 Ship Formation
Sun, 05 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman and guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto transit in formation with allied European ships in support of NATO-led activity Neptune Shield 22 in the Adriatic Sea.
Groundbreaking Soldier Returns To Fort Lee As Drill Sergeant
Sun, 05 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Angelika Jansen with Charlie Company, 16th Ordnance Battalion, was one of the first female troops to graduate from the 91P Field Artillery Mechanic Course taught at the Ordnance School. That was 2013. Jansen returned to Fort Lee as a drill sergeant more than a year ago to ... train her replacements.
Marines Conduct Force On Force - CR22
Sun, 05 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force conduct force on force training that induces fear and stress of a life-threatening situation for Exercise Cold Response 2022 (CR22) in Setermoen, Norway.
Honoring U.S. Army Pathfinders For D-Day Jump Efforts
Sat, 04 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Scenes of a ceremony honoring the pathfinders with the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division who landed in Saint-Germain-de-Varreville, France along with thousands of fellow paratroopers who landed in other areas of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.
Enlisted In Marine Corps To Pursue New Challenges
Sat, 04 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Like many service members, Sgt. Jonathan Howard enlisted in the United States Marine Corps to pursue new challenges. He also did so as an outlet to get out of the stagnant lifestyle in his neighborhood and do something successful with his life.
McBride Fire Damage In New Mexico
Sat, 04 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
A look at the 6,159 acres of damage in Ruidoso, New Mexico located in Lincoln County caused by the McBride Fire that started on April 12, 2022 and was officially contained on May 9, 2022 with two deaths and atleast 207 homes destroyed.
Marines Finish MCMAP Black Belt
Fri, 03 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Marines assigned to Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade completed the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) black belt culminating event aboard Naval Support Activity, Bahrain.
The Last Response
Fri, 03 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
A specialized group of airmen with expert-level training often join with the state medical examiner’s office to observe morgue operations, how remains should be collected and forensically processed, and viewing how autopsies are handled. This litmus test is coordinated to train Airmen before disaster strikes.
Soldiers Conduct Stress Shooting At BPTA
Fri, 03 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 185th Infantry Regiment test their marksmanship abilities while experiencing physical and psychological stress while conducting a stress shooting exercise at Bemowo Piskie Training Area in Poland.
Jean Lafitte NHPP Scenic Must Sees
Thu, 02 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Nature's scenes and an historical must see within the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve (NHPP) with several locations in New Orleans area.
Hospital Corpsman Now A Medical Recruiter
Thu, 02 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
After 15 years of naval servics, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Rey Chua ... tranisitioned to Navy recruiting to introduce tomorrow's future naval medical professionals.
USAF Special Tactics Conduct Presence Patrol - EW2.1
Thu, 02 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Special Tactics operators with the 24th Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida, conduct a presence patrol during exercise Emerald Warrior 22.1 (EW2.1) at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Memorial Day Ceremony At USCG Training Center Cape May
Wed, 01 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May holds a Memorial Day ceremony with an honor guard carrying the colors at the Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial on base in Cape May, New Jersey.
Army JROTC Training Next Generation Of Cybersecurity Leaders
Wed, 01 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
Enrolled students in the Army JROTC will have the opportunity to study under the guidance of cyber instructors to hone their skills in a hands-on curriculum and can receive industry-recognized certifications through the new Cyber Pilot program ... designed to provide Cadets an introduction to the critical field of cybersecurity.
Battle Color Detachment Performs At 2022 MCRD Centennial
Wed, 01 Jun 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with the Battle Color Detachment, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., involving the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps ... perform during the centennial celebration at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego.
Memorial Day Ceremony At BAM Cemetery
Tue, 31 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force 422nd Security Forces Squadron Defenders prepare to perform a 21-gun salute during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Brookwood American Military (BAM) Cemetery, England.
Cousins Exemplify USMC and DSS Partnership
Tue, 31 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps veteran, William “Jack” McDowell, reunited with his cousin, Diplomatic Security (DS) Assistant Secretary Gentry Smith with this get-together also exemplifing the long standing partnership between the U.S. Marine Corps and the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS).
USS Minneapolis-St. Paul Time-Lapse Duluth Arrival
Tue, 31 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
A time-lapse look at the pre-commissioning newest littoral combat ship USS Minneapolis-St. Paul (LCS 21) arriving in Duluth, Minnesota for its commissioning.
Memorial Day
Mon, 30 May 2022 00:15:00 CST
Memorial Day, a national holiday that occurs on the last Monday in May ... is in remembrance of U.S. military service members, who fell in combat risking their lives for their country. It is about honor and gratitude.
Honoring The Fallen
Mon, 30 May 2022 00:15:00 CST
"Honoring The Fallen" proudly salutes the valiant U.S. military service members, who made the ultimate sacrifice ... going beyond self ... for our beloved America!
Remember The Fallen
Mon, 30 May 2022 00:15:00 CST
Our beloved USA could have never come to be ... become what She is today ... and continue to be so ... without all the valiant efforts of Her proud, honorable heroes ... with so many of them ... making the ultimate sacrifice beyond self ... their life ... for country, fellow Americans, and citizens of other countries.
Gold Star Family Members Release Butterflies
Mon, 30 May 2022 00:15:00 CST
As a symbol of transfiguration and hope, the graceful and elegantly winged butterfly is a living metaphor of renewal and resurrection by which the soul transcends the physical world. With that existential thought in mind, Gold Star Family members released live painted lady butterflies in tribute to their fallen loved ones.
Soldiers Conduct Air Assault At Fort Carson
Mon, 30 May 2022 00:15:00 CST
Soldiers with U.S. Army 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conduct air assault training with 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Inf. Div. at Fort Carson, Colorado.
Sailors Man Newly Commissioned USS Oregon
Sun, 29 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Crewmembers attached to the U.S. Navy Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Oregon (SSN 793) stand at attention on deck during its commissioning ceremony in Groton, Connecticut.
West Point Graduates Are What Is Inherent In U.S. Military
Sun, 29 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
The 2022 graduates of the U.S. Military Academy are the United States' most valuable asset; its most significant asymmetric advantage and they represent what is inherent in the U.S. military, Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the class at the academy in West Point, New York.
Marines Conduct Direct Fire Artillery Range - SF22.1
Sun, 29 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, 3d Marine Division conduct a direct fire artillery range during Spartan Fury 22.1 at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii.
Inspiring Parachute Jump With Old Glory
Sat, 28 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
A pride inspiring scene of Sgt. 1st Class Houston Creech of the U.S. Army Parachute Team with waving Old Glory before landing on to the beach in Miami, Florida during a demonstration parachute jump.
Honoring "Berlin Candy Bomber" Hero From Both Side
Sat, 28 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Ret. U.S. Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen, known as the “Berlin Candy Bomber”, was honored by top leadership from the Utah Air National Guard, Utah National Guard, and Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany with the laying of two wreaths at his gravesite.
Otay Mesa Drug Tunnel
Sat, 28 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) San Diego and Costa Pacifica Money Laundering Task Force personnel conduct an investigation inside a subterranean, cross-border tunnel in Otay Mesa, California.
Flags In 2022
Fri, 27 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), along with service members from the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Coast Guard, place U.S. flags at every gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery as part of Flags-In, Arlington, Virginia.
USAF Halo 2022 Championships At Patrick SFB
Fri, 27 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force gaming teams compete in the Department of the Air Force 2022 Halo championships at Patrick Space Force Base, Florida.
Canine Water Rescue Demo
Fri, 27 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Crewmembers from U.S. Coast Guard Station Castle Hill in Rhode Island assisted the American Academy of Canine Water Rescue demonstration in Newport, Rhode Island.
Papa Company Recruits Swim Qualification
Thu, 26 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Recruits with Papa Company conduct swim qualification on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. The recruits must complete a 25-meter swim, high dive, tread water, pack swim, and shed gear each with certain time constraints to pass swim qualification.
Telling The Stories Of 421,000 US World War II Fallen
Thu, 26 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Americans rightfully honor our aging World War II veterans as heroes. However, they would overwhelmingly tell us that the real heroes were those that did not come home from the war.
Marines Conduct Crew Served Weapons Range - FV22.3
Thu, 26 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division conduct a live-fire crew served weapons range during Fuji Viper 22.3 (FV22.3) at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
Earth Lodge At Knife River NHS
Wed, 25 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Mandan and Hidatsa peoples, among whom the Expedition spent the winter of 1804-1805, lived in permanent villages of well-constructed earth lodge dwellings ... like the one at Knife River National Historic Site (NHS) along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.
A Female Fighter Pilot's Journey
Wed, 25 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Lt. Col. Jennifer Ovanek, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot with the Idaho Air National Guard, started her love of aviation when she was very young. Her father was an A-7 Corsair II and F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot in the U.S. Air Force and New Mexico Air National Guard.
Soldiers Fire M777 Howitzer - Steel Eagle 22
Wed, 25 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, fire a M777 Howitzer during Operation Steel Eagle at Fort Carson, Colorado.
Country Evolution ... A Must See!
Tue, 24 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Branson’s two-time “Female Entertainer of the Year,” Dalena Ditto has a new must see show, Country Evolution, with a talented award-winning band, “The Boys”, that is all about ... performing Country Music hits from many of the great ones.
NYPD To U.S. Navy - Grateful To Serve
Tue, 24 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms 1st Class Tony Yoon, a Navy Reserve Sailor from Winchester, California, currently deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, where he is attached to the security department, has a long history of service to his country.
USAF F-22 Slow Motion Launches - PF22-4
Tue, 24 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Slow motion looks at U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 3rd Wing take off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson during Polar Force 22-4 (PF22-4) in Anchorage, Alaska.
Space Force Police Week Ruck March
Mon, 23 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Members of the 460th Security Forces Squadron with military working dogs (MWDs) ruck march down a road in honor of National Police Week at Buckley Space Force Base, Colorado.
Scout Master's Camporee By West Point Cadets
Mon, 23 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Over 3,500 people filled the hilltop, lakeside and drop zone campsites, ready to take on the Scout Master’s Camporee 16 eventful activities West Point cadets prepared, such as the Grenade Toss, the Zodiac Race and the Air Rifle site, to name a few.
USMC Harriers Arrive In Norway - CR22
Mon, 23 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier IIs assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 223, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing, arrive at Norwegian Air Force Base Bodø, Norway, and then are disarmed by Marines on the flight line.
USCG Tall Ship Barque Eagle Visits Miami
Sun, 22 May 2022 12:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard 295-foot Tall Ship Barque Eagle and flagship of the U.S. Coast Guard approaches the dock at Maurice Ferre Park upon arrival to Miami, Florida.
Marine Corporal Recognized For Volunteer Efforts
Sun, 22 May 2022 12:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Brandon Brown was recognized for his outstanding volunteer community service that included designing and planning recreational activities and events and increasing community involvement associated with the Single Marine Program.
Navy LCS First Land Attack Missile Launch
Sun, 22 May 2022 12:00:00 CST
An AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire missile successfully launches from the Surface-To-Surface Missile Module (SSMM) aboard Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8).
Armed Forces Day
Sat, 21 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Armed Forces Day is a special holiday for Americans to honor, acknowledge, and celebrate service members of the United States Armed Forces. Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of every May ... USA Patriotism! sincerely thanks the brave ones, who proudly serve in the the U.S. Armed Forces ... going beyond self for country's sake!
Remembering Fallen During Police Week
Sat, 21 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. William D. Betts, commander of the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing, renders a salute during the playing of taps, in remembrance of the fallen, at the closing ceremony for Police Week at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia.
It's Not Just State Actors Who Pose Cyber Threat To U.S.
Sat, 21 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
It's not just hackers operating at the behest of adversarial nation states who pose a threat to U.S. cyber infrastructure ... it's cyber criminals who are just in it for the money.
Combined Arms Live-Fire At Fort Stewart
Sat, 21 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers with the U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, conduct a Combined Arms Live-Fire Exercise, simulating realistic combat training with indirect fire and aerial and sustainment assets.
WWII Merchant Mariners Receive Congressional Gold Medals
Fri, 20 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
May 18, 2022 - World War II era Merchant Mariners display their Congressional Gold Medals at the U.S. Capital during a ceremony honoring them and all WWII Merchant Mariners who put their lives on the line for their country, braving German and Japanese submarines in their Liberty Ships, as they delivered critical supplies for service members serving in the European and Pacific theaters.
For The Love Of Flying
Fri, 20 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
After nine deployments and 15 years flying for the Navy, now Lt. Col. Christopher “Red” Miller chose to transition to the Air Force. While his years flying for the Navy were coming to an end, the Air Force would give Miller the chance to stay in the air.
Marines Conduct Casualty Evacuation On Kin Blue
Fri, 20 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division, conduct casualty evacuation training with support from a UH-1Y Venom assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 369 on Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan.
Green Berets Train With NSW Special Boat Team
Thu, 19 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Green Berets with 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) train in maritime operations alongside Naval Special Warfare, Special Boat Team 22 and the 238th Air Special Operations Squadron during exercise Southern Strike 22.
Recruiter Unlocks Her Own Destiny
Thu, 19 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Machinist Mate 2nd Class Mayeli Rangel wanted to leave shore duty and go back to sea. Barely into her second month at Navy Recruiting Station Boise (NRS), Idaho.
USCG Aircrew Rescues Two Men In Sapelo Sound
Thu, 19 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 helicopter aircrew rescued two men after their sailing vessel Valkyrie became aground in Sapelo Sound, Georgia.
USMC Hornet Patrols Polish Airspace
Wed, 18 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), patrols Polish airspace as a part of NATO's Enhanced Air Policing.
Army’s Oldest Missiles Still Ready For Battle
Wed, 18 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment of the 18th Field Artillery Brigade out of Fort Bragg NC visited the New Mexico range to conduct reliability tests of early versions of the Army Tactical Missile System that were developed in 1991.
Flight Ops At Andravida Air Base - INIOCHOS 22
Wed, 18 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Aircraft conduct flight operations at Andravida Air Base, Greece during INIOCHOS 22 exercise, an annual Hellenic air force-sponsored operational and tactical level field training exercise in various locations across Greece.
Diamond Peak Scenic Overlook
Tue, 17 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
A scenic view from Diamond Peak with one of its prominent rock outcrops overlooking the hills below carpeted with nature's green to the horizon.
USMC Underground Defense System
Tue, 17 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Engineer Support Company (ESC), 8th Engineer Support Battalion, recently completed a company field exercise to experiment and gauge the effectiveness of subterranean defensive positions at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Transition Drills On Camp Hansen
Tue, 17 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines conduct transition drills to sharpened critical combat arms skills by executing transition drills and increasing their proficiency in switching between primary and secondary weapons on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.
Blue Mass Honor Guard
Mon, 16 May 2022 03:30:00 CST
A FBI police honor guard proudly walks outside with the annual Blue Mass in Washington, D.C. A Blue Mass is celebrated annually throughout the United States in the Catholic Church for those employed in public safety (law enforcement and first responders).
Robot Dog Reports For Duty
Mon, 16 May 2022 03:30:00 CST
The Portland Air National Guard Base became the first Air National Guard base to house the innovative technology developed by Ghost Robotics known as the Quadrupedal Unmanned Ground Vehicle (QUGV). This four-legged droid is most commonly referred to as a robot dog.
Soldiers Setup, Fire M777 Howitzers - T12G
Mon, 16 May 2022 03:30:00 CST
Soldiers from the U.S. Army 2-17 Field Artillery Battalion "Steel" setup and fire M777 Howitzers during Table 12 Gunnery (T12G) to certify their ability to destroy, defeat, or disrupt the enemy at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
National Peace Officers Memorial Day
Sun, 15 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week ... with special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
Cutters Stop Grossly Overloaded Vessel
Sun, 15 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Law enforcement crews from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans (WPC-1110) and Coast Guard Cutter Campbell (WPG-32) crews stop a grossly overloaded, unsafe vessel in the Windward Passage off Haiti's coast.
May Offers Many Ways to Thank Military Members, Families
Sun, 15 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
The month of May has more military-related observances than any other month, one reason why May is recognized as Military Appreciation Month. May consists of Loyalty Day, VE Day, Armed Forces Day, Military Spouses Day and Memorial Day.
USS Mitscher Homeport Return
Sun, 15 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) returns to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk with the crew greeted by loved ones.
Special Ops Airmen Free-Fall
Sat, 14 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force operators with the 492nd Special Operations Wing conduct a free-fall jump mission out of the back of an MC-130J Commando II during an Emerald Warrior 22.1 mission over Eglin Range, Florida.
2022 JROTC National Drill and Fitness Championships
Sat, 14 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Over 1,500 Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) students met for the 2022 JROTC National Drill and Fitness Championships ... demonstrating their teamwork, concentration, and “hooah” in Drill and Ceremony, as well as, fitness.
Marines, Sailors Conduct Mass Casualty Drill - CLB24
Sat, 14 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines and Sailors with 2nd Marine Logistics Group and Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162 conduct a mass casualty drill during Combat Logistics Battalion 24's (CLB24) field exercise at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
F/A-18E Launches From USS Abraham Lincoln
Fri, 13 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the "Vigilantes" of Strike Fighter Squadron 151, launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in the Indo-Pacific region.
FARP Modernization Through Technology
Fri, 13 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
For III Marine Expeditionary Force, adaptability and modernization have been crucial as the Marine Corps evolves into a stronger and more lethal fighting force ... With the use of satellite communication systems, the Marine Corps is able to find locations to utilize as Forward Arming and Refueling Points.
M142 HIMARS Slow-Motion Firing - Salaknib 2022
Fri, 13 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
A slow-motion view of U.S. Army fire control specialists with Battery B, 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, fire a M142 High Mobility Missile Artillery System to demonstrate its capabilities during Salaknib 2022.
Soldier, K9 Patrol Stop
Thu, 12 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Sgt. Warren Bolden with the 131st Military Working Dog Detachment, Combined Military Working Dog Detachment - Europe, holds a Soldier down on the ground at the Rheinlander Club, Baumholder, Germany for the 2022 International Working Dog Competition.
Arctic Partnerships Vital to Regional, National Security
Thu, 12 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Alaska plays a central role in the U.S. integrated deterrence strategy regarding the defense of North America ... with the greatest advantage the U.S. has ... is a strong network of alliances and partnerships ... that Russia and China do not have.
USAF F-22 Raptors At JBER - PF22-4
Thu, 12 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors take off and land at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, in support of Polar Force 22-4 (PF22-4) with a primary focus developing Agile Combat Employment and the U.S. Pacific Air Forces’ ability to fight in a contested, anti-access area denial environment.
Wild Goose In St. Mary Lake
Wed, 11 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
An amazing view of St. Mary Lake with Wild Goose Island nestled in blue waters among the mountains from the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park on a late-September day.
Special Warfare Airmen Conduct Jungle Warfare
Wed, 11 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Over the duration of five days and four nights in a jungle, pararescuemen survived with only the rucks on their backs and the knowledge they gained as special warfare operators in the Air Force.
Marines Conduct Live-Fire Ranges - SF22.1
Wed, 11 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, 3d Marine Division conduct multiple live-fire ranges with a variety of weapons during Spartan Fury 22.1 (SF22.1) at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii.
The Duttons 2021 Xmas Show
Tue, 10 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
While the Duttons Show is a must see whenever visiting Branson, Missouri ... its Christmas show is a special entertaining experience as was the case during the 2021 Branson Veterans Week.
Be Your Own Best Advocate - CIVMAR
Tue, 10 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
The dedicated Civil Service Mariners (CIVMAR) who crew Military Sealift Command’s fleet of ships choose to sail for a variety of reasons; some seek adventure and travel in faraway lands, many heed the call of patriotic service to their nation, while others simply love the life at sea.
USS Forrest Sherman Homeport Return
Tue, 10 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) returns to its homeport, Naval Station Norfolk from deployment to the European theater of operations in support of Naval Forces Europe and NATO Allies.
Marines Fire M240
Mon, 09 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 7th Communication Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, fire the M240B machine gun weapons system on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.
Wanted More Out Of Life
Mon, 09 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Sgt. Shandora Brooks is is proud of her growth that is in constant professional and personal development in the Army with gratifying situations, including in a combat zone.
AMO Extracts Injured Hiker In Huachucha Mnts
Mon, 09 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Air and Marine Operations (AMO) extracted a hiker suffering from injuries sustained in a fall, high in the Huachucha Mountains of Arizona.
USCG Aircrew With First Jayhawk
Sun, 08 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans aircrew stands in front of a recently arrived MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans.
Marine Corps Declares IOC For CH-53K King Stallion
Sun, 08 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
The CH-53K is an optimized vertical, heavy lift, sea-based, long range solution for the naval force and will immediately provide nearly three times the lift capability of the CH-53E, with the ability to transport one hundred percent of the vertical Marine Air-Ground Task Force.
Marines Conduct TRAP At Camp Pendleton
Sun, 08 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines (2/5), 1st Marine Division, participate in a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP) Course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Thunderbirds Air Show Rehearsal
Sat, 07 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Four F-16 Fighting Falcons from the U.S. Air Force demonstration squadron, known as the “Thunderbirds,” take flight in a rehearsal for the 2022 Holloman Legacy of Liberty Air Show and Open House.
DOD Aims To Close Gap Bringing U.S. Tech Innovation To Market
Sat, 07 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
The United States today is responsible for only about 12% of microelectronics production globally, with most production now in Asia.
Soldiers Live-Fire Howitzer At BPTA
Sat, 07 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Soldiers assigned to Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 146th Field Artillery Regiment live-fire howitzer at Bemowo Piskie Training Area (BPTA) in Bemowo Piskie, Poland.
Truman Walkdown
Fri, 06 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Sailors participate in a foreign object debris walkdown on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.
Supra Coders - Digital War Fighters
Fri, 06 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Supra coders are Airmen and Guardians who develop, manage, and design software for the U.S. Space Force. These individuals serve in a variety of specialties.
USAF B-52H, Canadian Aircraft Over Arctic - OND22
Fri, 06 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron at RAF Fairford, England, conducts flight operations over the Arctic Ocean and is intercepted by two Canadian Air Force CF-18s.
Abrams Tank Crew Fires Round Downrange
Thu, 05 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Army M1A2 SEPv2 Abrams tank crew fires a Multi-Purpose Anti-Tank round downrange during the 2022 Sullivan Cup Competition at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Defending Tyndall AFB In Cyber Space
Thu, 05 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
To keep Tyndall AFB operationally ready to support a variety of missions, communications Airmen focus on maintaining software and hardware equipment, implementing technology modernization and delivering customer service fit to meet customers’ needs.
Marines Fire Artillery On MCAGCC
Thu, 05 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Mike Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fire artillery on Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) Twentynine Palms, California.
Marine Ready Cpl. Manny!
Wed, 04 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Manny, the mascot of Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego, runs through a pugil sticks arena; bayonet assault course; tests the durability of a bayonet assault course obstacle; and, relaxes while Marine ready on MCRD San Diego.
Revived Mannequins Breathe New Life Into Training
Wed, 04 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Hospital Corpsman Ethan Church's contributions during his 18-month tour live on in the life-like mannequins that are helping medical staff keep their life-saving emergency medicine skills honed and ready.
USS Harry S. Truman Flight Ops On 4-5-22
Wed, 04 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducts flight operations in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations.
Snake River, Teton Range Scenic Beauty
Tue, 03 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Scenic beauty of the infant Snake River calmly flowing in its rocky bed bordered by nature's greenery with the Teton Range majestically towering in the near background under the clear blue sky from Schwabacher Landing, a few miles south of Snake River Overlook in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
Young Professionals Forging DEVCOM Future
Tue, 03 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
The working relationships established today have the potential to impact how the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command delivers capabilities to the Warfighter tomorrow.
Soldiers Prepare, Load Rocket Systems At GTA
Tue, 03 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Soldiers with 41st Field Artillery Brigade and 3rd Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment prepare and load M270 Multiple Launcher Rocket Systems and M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems for a live-fire exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Daughters and Sons Day At USCG TC Cape May
Mon, 02 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Personnel at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, New Jersey and their families participate in National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to learn about recruit training, our local units, and visit on-base monuments.
From Congo To USA ... Then The Marines
Mon, 02 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
Life growing up in Kinshasa, Congo, Africa was dictated by traditions and culture, but from a young age, U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Gracia Hartley, the admin chief for Marine Corps Base Hawaii, knew that she was ... not made for ... nor fit into ... that life style.
Marines Conduct Cold Weather Training - CR22
Mon, 02 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force conduct cold weather training in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 2022 (CR22), Setermoen, Norway.
NROL-85 Sunrise Launch
Sun, 01 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying National Reconnaissance Office mission (NROL-85) launches from Space Launch Complex-4 East with sunrise near the horizon at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.
Firefighters Don The JFIRE, Conduct Live Fire Training
Sun, 01 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
The J-FIRE, or joint firefighter integrated response ensemble, is a unique set of equipment that firefighters wear when responding to chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) emergencies with annual training at Vandenberg Space Force Base.
A-10 Demo At Festival of Flight 22
Sun, 01 May 2022 08:00:00 CST
A look at the U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team at the Festival of Flight Airshow at NAF El Centro, California.
Pilot Trains On Virtual Simulator
Sat, 30 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jay Capper, 731st Airlift Squadron pilot, handles the controls on a virtual reality simulator (VRS) during the annual modular airborne firefighting system training at Gowen Field, Idaho. The VRS was designed to recreate conditions pilots experience real during aerial firefighting scenarios when they’re called to fight wildfires.
Recognizing Resilient Military Children
Sat, 30 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
They look just like everyone else. They do the same things – they play video games, sports and participate in after-school activities. But there’s one big difference: they’re military children.
Navy EOD Techs Conduct Free Fall
Sat, 30 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
An up-close scenic look of U.S. Navy EOD technicians during free fall currency jumps run by Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training and Evaluation Unit.
USS Paul Ignatius Departs To New Homeport
Fri, 29 Apr 2022 00:00:00 CST
A rocky shore view of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) departing Naval Station Mayport Paul Ignatius in Florida to its new homeport Naval Station Rota in Spain.
Sailor Defends National Security In Cyberspace
Fri, 29 Apr 2022 00:00:00 CST
Warfighting is no longer confined by geography in the 21st century. The battlefield has expanded into cyberspace and there, it’s fought using keyboards ... as did Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Mefford, a cyber-warfighter, who recently distinguished himself in the field of network security.
Marines Conduct Embassy Reinforcement 02-22-22
Fri, 29 Apr 2022 00:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Golf Company, 2d Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5), 1st Marine Division, execute an embassy reinforcement exercise aboard USS Tripoli (LHA-7) and at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
NJARNG Soldiers Fire M240L
Thu, 28 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
New Jersey Army National Guard soldiers with the 2-113th Infantry Battalion, Bravo Charlie company conduct support by fire training exercises using the M240L weapon system at a range, in Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Gold Star Spouse Shares Her Story
Thu, 28 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Spouses and families of service members often incur the stress of having a loved one sent to a faraway land, constantly worrying about the safety of their Soldier ... that became a reality for Jennifer Parmar and her kids when they lost husband and father Sgt. 1st Class Abraham Parmar in October 2019.
USCGC Clarence Sutphin Jr. Placed Into Service
Thu, 28 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Clarence Sutphin Jr., Patrol Forces Southwest Asia's sixth 154-foot Sentinel-class cutter, is placed into service at a ceremony held at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City as its commissioning crew stand at attention.
USMC Helos Fly Near USS Michael Monsoor
Wed, 27 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom and AH-1Z Viper helicopters with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing fly near the USS Michael Monsoor, a Zumwalt-class destroyer while observing the area, during a training mission off the coast of Camp Pendleton, California.
Marine Corps Cutting-Edge Visual Information Systems
Wed, 27 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Marine Corps Systems Command’s Digital Media Systems program team developed the Visual Information Acquisition System (VIAS) that ensures Communication Strategy Marines having modern cameras, computers and all the accessories that go along with them.
HIARNG 2022 Best Warrior Competition
Wed, 27 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Hawaii Army National Guard (HIARNG) and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers competed to earn the title of "Best Warrior" at the 2022 Best Warrior Competition (BWC) at Schofield Barracks and Bellows Air Force Station.
2021 Veterans Honor Show
Tue, 26 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Scenes of patriotic entertainers performing during the Veteran Show at the Clay Cooper Theatre during 2021 Veterans Week at Branson, Missouri. The show especially honors Vietnam Era Veterans who proudly deserved the respect and appreciation of their combat service upon returning from Vietnam like fellow veterans of World War II and other wars.
Stepping Into The Future With Machine
Tue, 26 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
While machine learning has been around for just over 70 years, it is still in its infancy ... with more processes and decisions being handed over to machines, as some machines make better – and more accurate – decisions than humans.
Marines Live-Fire Mortars - FV22.3
Tue, 26 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division conduct a live-fire mortar range during Fuji Viper 22.3 (FV22.3) at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
Klamath River Scenic Flow Into Pacific
Mon, 25 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
A scenic overlook view of the Klamath River flowing into the Pacific Ocean in the North Coast region of California, completing its watery path through the Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park and Redwood National Park.
C-17 Aircrew Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross
Mon, 25 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Air Force Lt. Col. Dominic Calderon, 1st Lt. Kyle Anderson and Master Sgt. Silva Foster, from the 301st Airlift Squadron, and Senior Airman Michael Geller received the Distinguished Flying Cross by Maj. Gen. Matthew J. Burger during the ceremony at Travis Air Force Base, California.
Red Flag 3-11-22 Take Offs
Mon, 25 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Aircraft taking off at Nellis AFB Nevada during Red Flag 22-2 operations. Aircraft include F-16, F-15E, and EA-18G, from the United States Air Force, Republic of Singapore Air Force, and the United States Navy.
First Shuttle Mission Launch
Sun, 24 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
In the early morning hours of April 12, 1981, NASA launched is first Space Transportation System, or space shuttle, mission, carrying astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen into orbit.
Northern Viking 2022
Sun, 24 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Northern Viking 22 strengthens interoperability and force readiness between the U.S., Iceland and Allied nations, enabling multi-domain command and control of joint and coalition forces in the defense of Iceland and Sea Lines of Communication in the Greenland, Iceland, United Kingdom (GIUK) gap.
USS Gunston Hall Departs Little Creek-Ft. Story
Sun, 24 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) gets underway from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Ft. Story.
Blue Pacific - Maritime Sovereignty, Security
Sat, 23 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro crew members prepare to disembark after conducting a boarding of South Korean-flagged fishing vessel Dong Won in the South Pacific associated with countering illegal fishing along with enhancing maritime sovereignty and security throughout the Indo-Pacific as part of Operation Blue Pacific.
USMC Sgt. Paul D’aeth Awarded Navy and Marine Corps Medal
Sat, 23 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Paul M. D'aeth received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal to recognize acts of non-combat heroism by rescuing a struggling service member and another distressed swimmer by swimming through rough water with breaking waves and a dangerous rip current at Del Mar Beach.
2022 USMC Marksmanship Competition - Camp Pendleton
Sat, 23 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines from across the Marine Corps compete in the 2022 Marine Corps Marksmanship Competition on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
4th Space Ops Squadron Security
Fri, 22 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Space Force Capt. Samuel Lauda with 4th Space Operations Squadron, Mobile Operations Flight leads a security convoy during a training exercise at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado.
Better Late Than Never Joining Army
Fri, 22 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
It’s not unheard of, but it’s rare ... to enlist in the military on the tail end of your 30s, as Staff Sgt. Stephen Berry did a decade ago.
Soldiers Conduct MEDEVAC - JPMRC 22-02
Fri, 22 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Spartan Paratroopers with 725BSB, 4IBCT 25ID and air crews with 1B, 52dAR GSAB conduct a MEDEVAC rehearsal in preparation for Joint Pacific Readiness Multinational Readiness Center rotation 22-02 (JPMRC 22-02) near Fort Greely, Alaska.
Shaw AFB Fosters Future Stem Minds
Thu, 21 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Middle schoolers participate in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Expo Challenge at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina with Furman middle school students taking first-place.
Space-Based Threats From Competitors
Thu, 21 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Defense Intelligence Agency's new unclassified report, Challenges to Security in Space 2022, examines the space and counterspace programs ... which could pose significant challenges to U.S. or partner interests by China, Russia, North Korea and Iran.
AMO Rescues Heat Stroke Victim
Thu, 21 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
An Air and Marine Operations UH-60 crew from Tucson Air Branch hoist recues a heat stroke victim in Sabino Canyon, northeast of Tucson, Arizona and transports the patient to a Pima County Sheriff’s Office rescue team nearby.
Massachusetts Patriots' Day
Wed, 20 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Historical reenactments at Concord and Lexington, Massachusetts during the state's Patriots' Day ... a special annual state holiday commemorating the opening battle of the American Revolutionary War between local militia and British Regulars on April 19, 1775.
ODIN Educates Orbital Warfighters
Wed, 20 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Space Force produces highly trained Guardian space warfighters, who with Space Delta 9 - Orbital Warfare’s Orbital Defense Initiation course (ODIN) are going to be more prepared and equipped than they’ve ever been before.
Marines Conduct Patrol Base Ops - JWX 22
Wed, 20 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division, conduct patrol base operations in a combat environment with air delivery along with using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) during Jungle Warfare Exercise 22 (JWX 22) in Okinawa, Japan.
Navy Kids Enjoying Easter
Tue, 19 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Kids of parents with U.S. Navy Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka Ikego Housing Detachment have a fun time on Easter Sunday participating in an egg hunt, face painting and balloon animals.
For Those We Shall Never Forget
Tue, 19 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Air Force Brig. Gen. Lyle K. Drew during the celebration of a new Vietnam War memorial in Wichita Falls stated Vietnam War veterans were owed the same debt that we owe to combat veterans of all wars regardless of personal views or politics.
Airmen Conduct M240B and M249 Qualification
Tue, 19 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 374th Security Forces Squadron conduct qualification training with M240B and M249 machine guns with assistance from combat arms training and maintenance instructors at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan.
Medic Conducts Combat Casualty Care
Mon, 18 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army combat medic specialist feels for a placement to conduct a tracheostomy to a casualty, as fellow soldiers provide assistance during the combat casualty care scenario at Torun, Poland.
Navy Day At The Alamo
Mon, 18 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Navy Day is an annual Fiesta event in which Navy units from around Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) demonstrate their various missions, including at the Alamo.
USS Harry S. Truman Departs Souda Bay
Mon, 18 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Scenes of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman crew performing their duties as the ship departs Souda Bay, Greece after a scheduled port visit.
Easter - He Has Risen
Sun, 17 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
The USA was founded based on Christian values (moral truths) with constitutional rights that protect freedom of religion ... with Easter the most prominent period for American and other global Christians.
Marines At Northern Viking 22
Sun, 17 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Scenes of U.S. and Royal Marines conducting exercises during Northern Viking 22 at various Iceland locations. Northern Viking 22 strengthens interoperability and force readiness between the United States, Iceland and Allied nations in the defense of Iceland and Sea Lines of Communication in the GIUK gap.
Vietnam Veterans Remember "Battle of Illingworth"
Sun, 17 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Fifty-two years later, the remaining veterans and survivors of the Vietnam War Battle of Fire Support Base (FSB) Illingworth are still thankful for the lifetime granted to them by their fallen brothers.
Marines Conduct Squad Attacks - FV22.3
Sun, 17 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division conduct squad attacks in snow covered terrain during Fuji Viper 22.3 (FV22.3) at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
HAWC - U.S. Military Next-Generation Capability
Sat, 16 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and its U.S. Air Force partner recently completed a second free flight test of the Lockheed Martin version of the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC).
Exercise Cold Response 2022
Sat, 16 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Exercise Cold Response 2022, the biennial Norwegian national readiness and defense exercise included participation from each of Norway’s military services, as well as 26 additional NATO allied nations and regional partners.
Soldiers Fire Rifles, MGuns - Salaknib 2022
Sat, 16 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Soldiers from Bravo Company, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division fire M16A2 rifles and machine guns during Salaknib 2022 at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines.
Imposing Big Bend Canyon View
Fri, 15 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
An imposing view of Big Bend National Park's austere canyon terrain carved by the Rio Grande River in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Sanderson, Texas area of responsibility at an overlook with river below flowing beyond the horizon along the U.S./Mexico border.
New Special Ops Forces Vision and Strategy
Fri, 15 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
The civilian and military leaders of America's special operations forces have combined to issue the new Special Operations Forces Vision and Strategy to guide the force into the future.
Tanker Crew Member Offshore Medevac
Fri, 15 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevacs a crew member aboard the tanker vessel Tenergy 20 miles south of Sabine, Texas.
Border Patrol Agent's Big Bend Rugged View
Thu, 14 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Sergio Nava looks at the rugged terrain along the U.S./Mexico border in the Sanderson Border Patrol Station's Area of Responsibility within the Big Bend National Park, where migrants risk severe and fatal injury potential.
Enhancing Coast Guard Warning Ships Of Icebergs
Thu, 14 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
The DHS Science and Technology Directorate is developing Project Titanic to help the Coast Guard improve maritime safety and navigation in the North Atlantic Ocean, including ship reporting systems to detect, identify, and report iceberg locations to the maritime community.
F-35B Aerial Demo At Singapore Airshow 2022
Thu, 14 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Robert Guyette, a pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 242, conducts an aerial demonstration of an F-35B Lighting II aircraft during the Singapore Airshow 2022.
USAF F-16 Falcon Over Romania
Wed, 13 Apr 2022 12:00:00 CST
A panoramic cockpit view and in-flight refueling scenes as a U.S. Air Force pilot flies a F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) during a training sortie over Romanian airspace.
Citizen Recognized For Heroic Actions
Wed, 13 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard members of Sector Houston-Galveston stand with Robert C. Moore after he was presented a Certificate of Merit at Sector Houston-Galveston in Houston, Texas for his heroics in rescuing a motorist in the Houston Ship Channel.
Grit, Wit, and Professionalism
Wed, 13 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Military Training Instructors require a combination of grit, wit and professionalism to properly mold new members of the U.S. Air Force. While attending basic military training in October 2007, U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Johnathan Mollison, 21st Comptroller Squadron senior enlisted leader was inspired by these traits, setting him on a path to become an MTI himself.
Hot Rods & High Heels Show
Tue, 12 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
The energetic, entertaining Hot Rods & High Heels family-friendly show's talented cast ... transports you back to a time when poodle skirts and soda shops were all the rage.
2022 NJROTC Nationals Champions - Pace High School
Tue, 12 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Pace High School from Pace, Florida claimed the title at the 2022 Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) National Academic, Athletic and Drill Championship onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. The 27 NJROTC units, representing 15 states from coast to coast, were challenged on their athleticism, tested in academics and evaluated on the drill deck during the competition.
Tactical Vehicles Deep-Water Fording
Tue, 12 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 37, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, conduct deep-water fording training with tactical vehicles on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan.
First Muster 385th Anniversary
Mon, 11 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Inspiring scenes of the reenactment of the First Muster in Salem, Massachusetts ... marking its 385th anniversary associated with the history of the National Guard that began on December 13, 1636.
A Legacy Of Excellence Continued
Mon, 11 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Capt. Keligh Y. Daymon is no stranger to the Pacific or Army life. Daymon is a third-generation commissioned officer, following her father, uncle and grandfather’s legacy of excellence dating back to the Korean War.
USS Arlington Departs NS Norfolk
Mon, 11 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Sailors man the rails as the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) departs Naval Station Norfolk (NSN) to an undisclosed location.
LGM-35A Sentinel ICBM
Sun, 10 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
The LGM-35A Sentinel is the U.S. Air Force’s newest weapon system known as the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent. The LGM-35A Sentinel provides continuity in strategic deterrence and replaces the current intercontinental ballistic missile fleet, comprised of the aging Minuteman III.
Marine Corps' Combat Lifesaver Course
Sun, 10 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
On the battlefield, Combat Lifesaver Course trained Marines are an essential asset in stopping preventable deaths when a corpsman is unavailable or overwhelmed.
Paratroopers Rotary Wing Jump
Sun, 10 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division conduct a rotary wing UH-60 Blackhawk jump at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The scenes include slow motion and a paratrooper's view.
Roving USS Harry S. Truman Watch
Sat, 09 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Navy Seaman Jonathon Wallace performs a roving watch aboard the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) that is on deployment in support of U.S., allied and partner interests in Europe and Africa.
PO1 Connor Kline Earns CCOQ Award
Sat, 09 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Recruit training at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is carefully overseen by a more than 50-person corps of highly trained company commanders, including Petty Officer 1st Class Connor Kline.
Marines Conduct Indirect Fire Missions - JWX 22
Sat, 09 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 7th Marines and 3d Reconnaissance Battalion conduct indirect fire missions with mortars and attack helicopters during Jungle Warfare Exercise 22 (JWX 22) along the coast of Okinawa, Japan.
Golden Knights' Fiesta San Antonio Jump
Fri, 08 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Scenes of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, make a jump into the San Antonio Country Club as part of the Fiesta San Antonio (Texas) activities.
Airmen In Deep Freeze
Fri, 08 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Operation Deep Freeze has been in place since the 1950’s. Year after year, people travel to Antarctica in the name of science, exploration, and for a historically unique human experience ... as airmen did in 2021.
Migrants With Hypo Rescued In Baboquivari Mnts
Fri, 08 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Air and Marine Operations extracted two migrants suffering from hypothermia in the Baboquivari Mountains near Tucson, Arizona.
Marines Hands-On Squad Competition
Thu, 07 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1/5, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), participate in a squad competition during Exercise Noble Arashi at U.S. Naval Base Guam, Guam.
Path To Citizenship Returns To RTC
Thu, 07 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
For the first time since 2017, Recruit Training Command (RTC) held a naturalization ceremony in which 25 recruits from 17 countries recited the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America and officially became U.S. citizens.
USAF B-52H Flies With NATO Allies
Thu, 07 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Airmen fly a B-52H Stratofortress in a routine planned integration mission with NATO Allies and partners during Bomber Task Force Europe 22-2.
Lake Kontrashibuna Nestled Between Steep Mountains
Wed, 06 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
A riveting view of the narrow Kontrashibuna Lake's clear blue headwaters nestled between steep mountains within the Lake Clark National Park in Alaska.
Army 1st Sgt Balances Motherhood, Marriage, Mission
Wed, 06 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
1st Sgt. Maira McCoy celebrates the Army for how many helpful programs have since been implemented for parents in the military, and especially for mothers.
Marines Live-Fire M240Gs - AMGC 2-22
Wed, 06 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines conduct a live-fire exercise with M240G medium machine guns at Range 218 during Advanced Machine Gun Course (AMGC) 2-22 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Gold Star Spouses Day
Tue, 05 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Gold Star Spouses Day on April 5th honors the spouses of U.S. military members who lost their lives in the line of duty. It was originally called Gold Star Wives Day when it was founded in 1945 with some using the names interchangeably.
MSgt. Roy Campos Receives Bronze Star
Tue, 05 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Master Sgt. Roy Campos receives the Bronze Star Medal from Lt. Col. Charles Hansen at Vandenberg Space Force Base for his heroics in Afghanistan.
Impact Of Junior ROTC
Tue, 05 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) is a citizen development program that prepares high school students for life beyond the classroom. Being a cadet provides numerous opportunities to develop leadership skills, self-confidence, and communication skills.
USS Kearsarge Departs NSN For Deployment
Tue, 05 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Sailors and Marines man the rails as the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge departs Naval Station Norfolk (NSN) to an undisclosed location.
Month of the Military Child
Mon, 04 Apr 2022 15:00:00 CST
April is designated as the Month of the Military Child ... underscoring the important role military children play in the USA armed forces community. April is a special time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices and the challenges they overcome.
Over $243 Million Illegal Narcotics Offload
Mon, 04 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless' crewmembers offload bales of illegal narcotics worth over $243 million to pallets at Base Miami Beach, Florida.
China, Russia Persist In Western Hemisphere Meddling
Mon, 04 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Generals testified before a Senate Armed Services Committee about China and Russia looking for opportunities to undermine U.S. partnerships in the Americas.
Combined Arms Live-Fire - CG22
Mon, 04 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Soldiers and Royal Thai Army soldiers conduct combined arms live-fire exercise including M1129 Stryker mortar systems during Cobra Gold 2022 (CG22) in the Lopburi Province of the Kingdom of Thailand.
Airmen At Sea
Sun, 03 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force marine patrolmen monitor the Coastal Restricted Area surrounding MacDill Air Force Base, Florida ... providing waterborne deterrence, detection, and response to any threat within MacDill’s surrounding waters.
Empowering Bomb Squads With DIY Innovations
Sun, 03 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Bomb technicians’ ability to expect the unexpected and adjust accordingly has created a consistent pipeline of do-it-yourself (DIY) inventions to solve everyday issues they face, and the Science and Technology Directorate works to validate and distribute these new capabilities.
Marines Conduct Air Assault - WF22
Sun, 03 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct an air assault during Winter Fury 22 (WF22) outside of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.
Sailor Signals Sea Hawk To Launch
Sat, 02 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Keller Curry signals an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the "Raptors" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71, to launch from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.
Next Generation Leadership
Sat, 02 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
A next generation example of good leadership is 5’1” with attentive eyes and a welcoming demeanor and wears the Coast Guard captain insignia on her uniform. However, that isn’t what leaves a lasting impression ... It’s how Capt. Leanne Lusk made you feel.
USCG Medevacs Hiker From Mt. Verstovia
Sat, 02 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Coast Guard District 17 Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medically evacuates a 70-year-old hiker, who reportedly fell 200 feet while hiking on Mount Verstovia near Sitka, Alaska.
Soldiers Conduct Commandants Challenge Obstacles
Fri, 01 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers attending the Advanced Leaders Course at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence Noncommissioned Officer Academy - Fort Eustis demonstrate learned leadership knowledge and skills conducting the obstacle course during the Commandants Challenge.
WWII Pilot Celebrates 100th Birthday
Fri, 01 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
Retired U.S. Air Force Maj. James Slaeker, who celebrated his 100th birthday on March 26, served during three wars, including WWII and the Korean War. He often piloted the KC-97 Stratofreighter, B-29 Superfortress, C-54 Skymaster and the B-17 Flying Fortress.
USMC Helicopter Crew Live-Fire - WF22
Fri, 01 Apr 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conduct live-fire training during Winter Fury 22 (WF22) off the coast of San Clemente Island, California.
Marines Teach Boy Scouts Land Navigation
Thu, 31 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Boy Scouts learn land navigation techniques aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. The scouts were taught the techniques by Field Training Company Instructors in their journeys to earn their Orienteering Merit Badge.
Ingenuity, Creativity At FIRST Robotics Competition
Thu, 31 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Ten Naval Information Warfare Systems Command and Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific-mentored high school robotics teams joined students from across Southern California and Hawaii to compete at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition.
USAF MWD Explosives Detection Training
Thu, 31 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Airmen from the USAF 18th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog unit conduct explosives detection training to enhance readiness in any situation at Kadena Air Base, Japan.
Ozark Glimpse Of Earth's Turbulent Past
Wed, 30 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Few places in the Ozarks provide a glimpse of earth’s turbulent past as well as the Rocky Falls with its reddish-brown rock formed when molten rock deep within the earth and flowed onto the surface about 1.5 billion years ago.
Aggressive Reconnaissance Sets Up WWII Battlefield
Wed, 30 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
On March 21, 1943, Maj. Gen. Terry Allen’s 1st Infantry Division successfully seized the key terrain to the southeast of El Guettar during the Tunisian campaign ... with aggressive reconnaissance rather than waiting for detailed information from higher headquarters.
USS Pasadena Breaks Arctic Ice - ICEX 2022
Wed, 30 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752) breaks through arctic ice at Ice Camp Queenfish during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2022.
National Vietnam War Veterans Day
Tue, 29 Mar 2022 14:00:00 CST
National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29th honors the sacrifices of service members of the U.S. armed forces, who fought in the Vietnam War ... including the 58,297 names of fallen brave ones listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall) along with the valiant ones still considered missing in action.
Hughes Brothers Multi-Generation Xmas Show
Tue, 29 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Hughes Brothers Christmas Show in Branson, Missouri ... is a must entertaining see during November and Christmas, including a third generation Hughes as baby Jesus in their 2021 show ... joining some of the young adult men from a second generation who did the same years ago.
USMC Retired Sgt. Major Always Operates On Semper Fi
Tue, 29 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
"Semper Fidelis" is the motto every United States Marine lives by from the moment they are handed the emblem of the Marine Corps, the eagle, globe, and anchor, and for rest of their life ... with "Always Faithful, Always Marine" carried with great pride by retired Sgt. Maj. Robert Hollings.
Marines Fire Against Enemy In Jungle - JWX 22
Tue, 29 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, light up the heavily wooded jungle with gun fire against an opposing force on the other side of a stream during Jungle Warfare Exercise 22 (JWX 22) at Okinawa, Japan.
Moon Rising Behind NASA SLS Rocket
Mon, 28 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
The moon rises behind NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard atop a mobile launcher as it rolls out to Launch Complex 39B for the first time at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Air and Missile Defense Vital In Face Of Iran Threats
Mon, 28 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., Commander, United States Central Command, briefed the media from Centcom Headquarters in Tampa, Florida ... about ballistic missile threats from Iran and its proxies are deeply concerning to nations in the Middle East.
Integrated Platoon Attack - SB22
Mon, 28 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army paratroopers alongside Italian soldiers conduct an integrated platoon attack during Exercise Steel Blizzard 2022 (SB22) in snow covered mountainous terrain at Pian dell’Alpe in Usseaux, Italy.
Family Enjoys Meeting K9 Team
Sun, 27 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Parents and their son enjoy meeting a Coast Guard K9 handler and his K9 Simba from Maritime Safety and Security Team Houston during Sector Houston-Galveston’s Community Day in Houston, Texas.
USCG Cutter Stratton 97-Day South Pacific Patrol
Sun, 27 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) returned to Alameda, California after completing an Operation Blue Pacific Patrol in the south Pacific over 97 days ... working with Pacific partner nations, including Fiji, France, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Australia, and the United Kingdom on an array of missions on the high seas or in partner nations’ exclusive economic zones.
Anti-Submarine Warfare & TRAP - WF22
Sun, 27 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines conduct anti-submarine warfare and tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel (TRAP) training alongside a U.S. Navy UH-60R helicopter during Winter Fury 22 (WF22) off the coast of San Clemente Island, California.
K-9 Demonstration At Moody AFB
Sat, 26 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 23rd Wing participates in a K-9 demonstration during a Flying Tiger University tour at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia.
T-Bolts Lead The Way At Red Flag 22-2
Sat, 26 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
The 389th Flight Squadron "T-Bolts" have more responsibility as the core wing for Red Flag 22-2 which includes commanding and controlling approximately 55 aircraft from several different wings.
USCG Medevacs Man Near Dutch Harbor
Sat, 26 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew deployed aboard Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley medevaced a man from the America’s Finest fish processing vessel approximately 92 miles northwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
National Medal of Honor Day
Fri, 25 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
March 25 was established by the United States Congress as National Medal of Honor Day that honors ... the heroism and sacrifice of Medal of Honor recipients of our great nation.
USS Nimitz Fires Phalanx
Fri, 25 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Navy supercarrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) conducts a Phalanx close-in weapons system test fire at an undisclosed location in association with conducting routine operations in the Pacific Ocean.
Navy ECF Leads JEAB Ops During FBP 22-1
Fri, 25 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Navy Expeditionary Combat Forces (NECF) operated alongside the United States Marine Corps off the coast of Camp Lejeune to conduct Fleet Battle Problem (FBP) 22-1.
B-52s Low Pass Flyover Supporting NATO
Fri, 25 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers conduct a low pass flyover during a routine, pre-planned Dynamic Targeting and Close Air Support training event at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany in support of NATO allies and regional partners.
Snow-Covered Weapons Fire
Thu, 24 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Soldiers engage enemy forces in snow-covered conditions during the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center 22-02 field exercise near Ft. Greely, Alaska.
Mechanics Maintain Mission In Harsh Winter Environment
Thu, 24 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
It is no easy feat for Army mechanics having to navigate the snowy and icy terrain to perform their duty without normal heated maintenance garages during JPMRC 22-02 in Alaska.
Marines Conduct Snow Covered Patrol - FV22.3
Thu, 24 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division conduct a patrol in snow covered terrain during Fuji Viper 22.3 (FV22.3) at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
Marines Live-Fire Weapons At CATC Fuji
Wed, 23 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Scenes of U.S. Marines conducting live-fire drills with several weapon systems at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
"The Voice" of Parris Island
Wed, 23 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
If you’ve ever been to Parris Island to pick up your new Marine, or watched a live stream of graduation, you’ve likely heard "The Voice".
Arctic Torpedo Recovery - ICEX 2022
Wed, 23 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
A two-stage torpedo recovery after a test torpedo launch by one of the U.S. Navy attack submarines at Ice Camp Queenfish associated with Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2022 in the Arctic Ocean.
Intriguing Devil's Playground
Tue, 22 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
The visually intriguing Devils Playground within Petrified Forest National Park is a must scenic visit that involves an 8.2 mile loop hike that includes other colorful rock layers and petrified wood during the 3-5 hour loop excursion.
Security Challenges In Middle East, Africa
Tue, 22 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. generals told lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee that China, Russia, Iran and terrorist organizations continue to engage in malign activities in the Middle East and Africa.
Adopted Russian Orphan Now A Marine
Tue, 22 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Pfc. Andrew Pase, who graduated recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island on March 18, 2022, grew up in an orphanage in Russia before being adopted and moving to America.
ISS Captivating Earth, Space View
Mon, 21 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
A captivating view from the International Space Station of an attached Northrop Grummans's Cygnus cargo craft above the earth's horizon cloudy blue skies with the vast star twinkled black space beyond.
Strengthening NATO Partner Alliances
Mon, 21 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force pararescuemen and HH-60G Pave Hawks crew from Aviano Air Base, Italy, alongside Royal Marines Commando Mobile Air Operations team performed joint NATO training with Romanian special forces.
Integrated Marksmanship - Steel Blizzard 22
Mon, 21 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army paratroopers alongside Italian soldiers conduct an integrated marksmanship range during Exercise Steel Blizzard in windy snow-covered mountainous terrain at Pian dell’Alpe in Usseaux, Italy.
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin Flyby
Sun, 20 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter performs a flyby near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
100 Years Of U.S. Aircraft Carriers
Sun, 20 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
March 20, 2022 marks 100 years of United States Navy aircraft carriers in active service ... a history which began at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) when it converted the first aircraft carrier USS Langley (CV-1) that was commissioned March 20, 1922.
USCG Medevacs Tanker Crew Member Off Galveston
Sun, 20 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Houston hoists an injured 26-year-old crew member from the tanker vessel Athina M off Galveston, Texas.
USA Patriotism! Logo Mesh Caps
Sat, 19 Mar 2022 18:00:00 CST
Show your pride of America with a USA Patriotism! Logo Mesh Cap ... displaying the Statue of Liberty in front of Old Glory flying in a clear blue sky with "USA Patriotism!" adorned above them.
Fighting Falcons Flight Ops In Croatia
Sat, 19 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force 555th Fighter Squadron pilots conduct flight operations with their F-16C Fighting Falcons at Croatia’s 91st Air Base at Pleso.
Project Origin Unmanned Systems Experimentation
Sat, 19 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Green Berets conducted two weeks of hands-on experimentation with Project Origin unmanned systems ... allowing the Army to conduct technology and autonomous behavior integration for follow-on assessments with Soldiers in order to better understand what Soldiers need from unmanned systems.
Bilateral Amphibious Assault - IF22
Sat, 19 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) soldiers conduct bilateral amphibious assault training utilizing assault amphibious vehicles during exercise Iron Fist 2022 (IF22) at White Beach, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
USS Paul Ignatius and USS Nitze In Atlantic
Fri, 18 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) steam into formation at an undisclosed location in the Atlantic Ocean during Task Force Exercise.
Marine Corps 17XX Information Maneuver
Fri, 18 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
The recent redesignated 17XX Information Maneuver (IM) OCCFLD provides the Marine Corps with a deliberate, professionalized, and sustainable workforce enabling the Marine Corps to integrate information related capabilities, operationalizing information as the Marine Corps seventh warfighting function.
USAF F-35s Support NATO’s EAP Mission
Fri, 18 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, mission includes supporting NATO’s Enhanced Air Policing (EAP) mission at Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania. The F-35s will be supporting NATO’s collective defense from forward operating locations in the Baltic region.
Saint Patrick's Day
Thu, 17 Mar 2022 14:00:00 CST
Saint Patrick's Day is a cultural and religious celebration held annually on March 17 that is celebrated in more countries, including the United States, than any other national festival.
Soldiers Reach Justified Accord Objective
Thu, 17 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Europe based U.S. Army Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, gather on the objective site after executing a bi-lateral exercise with Kenya Defence Forces during Justified Accord.
China Is Indo-Pacific Pacing Challenge
Thu, 17 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Indo-Pacific region remains the priority theater for the Defense Department, working with allies and partners to uphold the free and open regional order ... as China remains the pacing military challenge.
23D Marines 2022 Black Belt Culminating Event
Thu, 17 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines, with the 23rd Marine Regiment (23D Marines), conduct a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program black belt culminating event on Fort Pickett, Virginia.
Marines Trigger Ready Security
Wed, 16 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1/5, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, post security during an air assault training exercise, on Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji.
Mission Support Across Four Generations
Wed, 16 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Starting in 1945, four generations of the Arflin family have supported the Air Force sustainment mission at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia with Steve Arflin (27) still doing so.
Arctic Diving Ops - ICEX 2022
Wed, 16 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Divers from the U.S. Navy's Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) One and Underwater Construction Team One commence Arctic diving operations at Ice Camp Queenfish during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2022.
Dynamic "Re-Vibe" Live Show
Tue, 15 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Re-Vibe is a fast paced, dynamic live show starring 14 multi-talented Hughes cousins (14 to 24 years old) ... who put a fresh entertaining spin on big hits from different eras and genres.
Torpedo Exercise In Japanese Waters
Tue, 15 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Aircrews from the Saberhawks of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron, the “Warlords” of HSM 51, and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Mighty 59 of Air Development Squadron 51 conducted anti-submarine warfare torpedo training in Tokyo Bay.
Soldiers Compete In Engagement Skills Trainer
Tue, 15 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army military policemen assigned to U.S. Army Garrison Benelux, compete in the Engagement Skills Trainer for the unit Best Warrior Competition, in Chièvres, Belgium.
Scenic Big Thicket's Collins Pond
Mon, 14 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Nature abounds around the scenic Collins Pond under the sunny blue Texas sky located at the start of the Woodlands Trail in Big Thicket's Big Sandy Creek Unit.
Sky Soldiers Conduct Mountain, Arctic Warfare Training
Mon, 14 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army reconnaissance platoons of the 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted mountain and arctic warfare training with soldiers from the Italian Army's 3rd Alpini Regiment during Exercise Steel Blizzard at Pian dell’Alpe in Usseaux, Italy.
ARFF Emergency Response At MCAS Iwakuni
Mon, 14 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron's Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Marines conduct emergency response training at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan.
National K9 Veterans Day
Sun, 13 Mar 2022 15:00:00 CST
National K9 Veterans Day on March 13th honors the loyal service and sacrifices of active, retired, and past U.S. military and working dogs with their handler partners.
Cutter Venturous Repatriates 198 Migrants
Sun, 13 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Venturous’ crew repatriates 198 Haitian migrants to Haitian authorities in Cap-Haitien, Haiti.
Allies Stronger Together Conducting MDX-ARDB
Sun, 13 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines from the 31MEU and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s ARDB began their first dedicated bilateral training exercise together, taking place at Numazu Beach, Japan, and Combined Arms Training Center Fuji, Japan.
Black Hawks Mountain Recovery
Sun, 13 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Utah and Nevada Army National Guard crews prepare two damaged UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters near Snowbird Ski Resort on a snow-covered mountain slope for an eye-catching sling-load transport by a Nevada Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter.
Aircraft Ops Among Owyhee Mountains
Sat, 12 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Idaho Army National Guard and Idaho Air National Guard aviation units conducted combat search and rescue and escort training together throughout Idaho’s Owyhee Mountains.
U.S. Intel Officials Detail Threats From China, Russia
Sat, 12 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Avril Haines, the director of National Intelligence, discussed the intelligence community's assessment of China and Russia ... America's strategic competitors ... during testimony before Congress.
NATO Allies Display Aircraft Assets
Sat, 12 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England along with U.S. Army and other NATO military members display aircraft assets as a show of collective defense and readiness at Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania.
USAF 37TRW Invitational Drill Down
Fri, 11 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Competitive drill teams from the Air Education and Training Command tech schools perform at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, during the 37th Training Wing (37TRW) Invitational Drill Down.
In The Field With Women Of SnowEx
Fri, 11 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Snow research is a challenging field to enter, but barriers to that entry are getting lower. Women like Isis and Megan forge a path for others to enter the field with less resistance and support to reach even further.
Marines Conduct Free Fall Ops At Ie Shima
Fri, 11 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division, conduct a free-fall operation at Ie Shima, Okinawa including armed patrols after parachuting.
Arctic Ice Coated USS Illinois
Thu, 10 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
The national ensign flies above the Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Illinois as sailors clear ice after surfacing in the frozen Beaufort Sea (Arctic Ocean) during Ice Exercise 2022.
Pilot's Passion Comes From Her Dad, Grandfather
Thu, 10 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
For as long as U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Bridgett "Atlas" Fitzsimmons could remember, planes and runways have been embedded in her being ... traced back to her grandfather and father.
Abraham Lincoln Time-Lapsed Guam Arrival
Thu, 10 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
An onboard time-lapsed view of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) arriving at Naval Station Guam for a port visit.
Soldiers Live-Fire During Salaknib
Wed, 09 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Soldiers from Bravo Company, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division perform live-fire exercise training in support of Salaknib at Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija, Philippines.
NATO Air Policing With U.S. Navy Carrier Air Patrols
Wed, 09 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Naval aviators assigned to Carrier Air Wing 1’s strike fighter squadrons 11, 211, 81, 34 and electronic attack squadron 137 conducted airborne patrols through a series of missions spanning enhanced vigilance, training and NATO enhanced Air Policing in direct support of Alliance security.
Paratroopers Live-Fire Mortars At GTA
Wed, 09 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army paratroopers with 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade live-fire 60mm and 120mm Mortars at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Silent Drill Platoon Centennial Performance
Tue, 08 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon, Battle Color Detachment, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., march and perform during the centennial celebration at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
Mother Inspires Son's Military Service
Tue, 08 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
David Longoria knew he wanted to be in the military to repay the debt of gratitude he said he owed this country ... Longoria’s father served two tours in Vietnam, but his mother was the impetus for his decision to serve.
Mass Casualty Drill - ID22
Tue, 08 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines and Navy Sailors with Combat Logistics Regiment 37, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, conduct a mass casualty training drill with simulated evacuation via CH-53 Super Stallion aircraft during exercise Iron Dragon 2022 (ID22) on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.
Riveting Muddy Mountains Wilderness
Mon, 07 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
A riveting, dynamic horizon view of the color rich snow coated Muddy Mountains Wilderness with the sun peeking through the partly cloudy skies within Lake Mead National Park.
U.S. Marines, Army Special Forces, and Navy SEALs Conduct CAS
Mon, 07 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, soldiers with U.S. Army 1st Special Forces Group, and U.S. Navy SEALs conducted close air support (CAS) training at MCAS Iwakuni.
U.S. Coast Guard ... United In Service
Mon, 07 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Coast Guard is comprised of members who are united by a purpose: to protect, defend and save. This purpose connects the Coast Guard's missions and unites the service with partners around the world.
GOES-T Spacecraft Launch
Sun, 06 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the GOES-T spacecraft for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.
Integrated Deterrence ... National Defense Strategy
Sun, 06 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
The threat today demands that that the United States must think differently about how it's going to defend the homeland ... The key strategy for DOD is integrated deterrence.
F15Es Arrive, Apaches Depart Lask Air Base
Sun, 06 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles land at Lask Air Base, Poland, in support of a NATO Enhanced Air Policing mission followed by U.S. Army AH64 Apache-Delta helicopters departing for Saber Strike 22.
Coast Guard Air Ice Rescue
Sat, 05 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class James Lowen, a rescue swimmer at Air Station Traverse City, hoists a simulated survivor directly from a hole in the ice to the helicopter hovering above during a mass ice rescue exercise at the Petoskey Municipal Marina.
Arctic Exercise Tests New Capabilities, Interoperability
Sat, 05 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Joint exercise Arctic Eagle-Patriot 22 brought together more than 900 Air and Army National Guard personnel from 15 states, more than 200 active-duty counterparts, Canadian military forces and civilian first responders in response to a two-week simulated large-scale natural disaster in the arctic environment of Anchorage, Alaska.
Marines Conduct Amphibious Raid On Kin Blue
Sat, 05 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 7th Marines conduct an amphibious raid utilizing combat rubber raiding craft on Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan.
USAF F-35 Lightning Flies Over Lithuania
Fri, 04 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, flies over Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania in support of NATO’s collective defense and enhanced air policing mission.
Video Games Can Enhance Warrior Cognitive Performance
Fri, 04 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Office of Naval Research’s Warfighter Performance Department is sponsoring research among other programs focused on compiling data on how video games and virtual reality ... which are primarily first- and third-person shooter games ... can enhance warfighter performance.
USS Abraham Lincoln With Other Ships - JW22
Fri, 04 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay, and guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) sail in formation with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships during exercise Jungle Warfare 2022 (JW22).
Star Wars At HR Naval Museum
Thu, 03 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Group members of the Semper Tyranus garrison of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars themed costuming organization, stand in front of the "Hampton Roads - The Navy's Capital" display during their visit to the Hampton Roads Naval Museum.
Army Pvt. Babcock With Pinkerton Secret Service
Thu, 03 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
At the request of Union Army Maj. Gen. George McClellan, Allen Pinkerton, a civilian detective, joined McClellan as head of his "secret service" that included Pvt. John C. Babcock, who quickly became key to intelligence operations in the Union Army throughout the Civil War.
Paratroopers Fire M119 Howitzers - SC22
Thu, 03 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army paratroopers, assigned to Bravo Battery, 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct live-fire M119 howitzer qualification during exercise Silver City 22 (SC22) at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Proud Soldiers With Old Glory
Wed, 02 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to 5th Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, on and in front of a Maneuver Short Range Air Defense Stryker with Old Glory being proudly displayed at the top of the vehicle during Exercise Saber Strike 22 at BPTA, Poland.
Master Sergeant To Commissioned Marine Gunner
Wed, 02 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Gunner, also known as an infantry weapons officer, is a chief warrant officer specifically trained in the employment and training of Marine Corps infantry weapons, gear and assigned personnel.
Marines Conduct Night Raid - RUTEX 22.1
Wed, 02 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Maritime Raid Force conduct a night raid at Wet 'n' Wild Hawaii, a local water park, during Realistic Urban Training Exercise 22.1 (RUTEX) in Kapolei, Hawaii.
Shoji Tabuchi: An American Dream
Tue, 01 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
The inspiring "American Dream" story about Shoji Tabuchi, a 2020 National Fiddler Hall of Fame Inductee and world-renowned fiddler and entertainer, finally became available to fellow Americans outside his family and close friends at the 2021 Branson’s IMAX Military Film Festival.
DOD SMART 2021 Scholar and Mentor of the Year Awards
Tue, 01 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
Four Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific employees were recognized by the DOD Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program for their achievements in the pursuit of their SMART-sponsored degree.
Fighter Jets Flight Formation - CN22
Tue, 01 Mar 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Royal Australian Air Force, and Japan Air Self-Defense Force aircraft fly in a close formation during Cope North 2022 (CN22) near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
Marine Corps Recruit Honor Graduates
Mon, 28 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Jaden L. Hilliard and Pfc. Kaiden M. Bittinger present the Marine Corps colors as the respective honor graduate for Platoon 4010 and Platoon 4004 with Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion during the recruit training graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina.
A Fire In Ice
Mon, 28 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Upon completing OCS and reporting to a 210-foot medium endurance cutter, Lauren Kowalski was able to keep her love for the ocean close, but the fire in her love for science was surpassed by ... ice breaking.
Old Faithful Erupts
Mon, 28 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
The watery thermal dynamics of the most well-known geyser, Old Faithful, erupting at Yellowstone National Park in the winter and summer with the first scenes from the perspective of a captivated visitor followed by a time-lapsed look from Observation Point.
Mammoth Hot Springs Steamy Sunrise
Sun, 27 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
A stunning scene of the Mammoth Hot Springs terraces' steaming hydrothermal features highlighted with sunrise light creeping above the horizon as another person enjoys this daily must see with the photographer in Yellowstone National Park.
24/7 Behind The Radar Scope
Sun, 27 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Tucked away in the darkest room of the 337th Air Control Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, there are a minimum of 13 air traffic controllers conducting radar and approach control 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
3d Marines Squad Competition - Okinawa 22
Sun, 27 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 3d Marine Division participate in the 3d Marine Division Squad Competition at Camp Schwab and Camp Gonsalves' Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa, Japan.
American Virtues Knife Collection
Sat, 26 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Honor the values that we hold most dear with a limited-edition collection that puts pride and patriotism on display ... the American Virtues Knife Collection!
NASA Astronaut Peers At Earth Below
Sat, 26 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei peers at the Earth below from inside the seven-windowed cupola, the International Space Station's window to the world.
Bridging Cyber and Electronic Warfare
Sat, 26 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
In a way that only the Naval Postgraduate School can, researchers are wrapping up a major foundational study exploring the convergence of Electronic and Cyber Warfare ... as a means to guide technologies investment by the Navy over the near to mid-term.
Abraham Lincoln Flight Ops - JW22
Sat, 26 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Navy Sailors conduct flight operations over several days on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in the Philippine Sea during Jungle Warfare Exercise 22 (JW22) occurring across Okinawa, Japan.
USCG Cutter John Scheuerman
Fri, 25 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Coast Guard Cutter John Scheuerman's crew stand at attention during the vessel's commissioning ceremony in Tampa, Florida. The cutter is named after WWII fallen hero Seaman 1st Class John Scheuerman.
Astronaut Survival School
Fri, 25 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
NASA astronaut candidates trained with U.S. Army Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape instructors as part of the astronaut candidate land survival course at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence.
Soldiers Fire M777 Howitzers At GTA
Fri, 25 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Soldiers, assigned to Cobra Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, live-fire M777 howitzers at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
High Schoolers Learn About Air Force
Thu, 24 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
An airman from the Missouri Air National Guard speaks with high school students about the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard at 'My Success Event' career fair in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Keepers Of Marine Corps Tradition, Heritage
Thu, 24 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
As many people know, with any new rank or promotion comes responsibility. For Marines, becoming a staff non-commissioned officer means transitioning to a more authoritative role ... becoming the keepers of tradition and heritages.
Marines Conduct MOUT At Fort Pickett
Thu, 24 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, conduct military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) training at Fort Pickett, Virginia.
E-2D Hawkeye Flies Over USS Harry S. Truman
Wed, 23 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
An E-2D Hawkeye, attached to the "Seahawks" of Airborne Command and Control Squadron 126, flies over the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.
Consolidation Of Defense Industrial Base Poses Risks To National Security
Wed, 23 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
A report in February 2022 by the Defense Department reveals consolidation in the defense industrial base, which poses risks to national security. The department hopes to increase supply chain resiliency in five areas designated as priorities ... with small businesses playing a big part.
USCG Aircrew Rescues Shark Bite Victim
Wed, 23 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescued a 51-year-old man after he was bitten by a shark while fishing aboard a vessel near Bimini, Bahamas.
Soldier-Athletes At 2022 Winter Olympics
Tue, 22 Feb 2022 16:00:00 CST
Scenes of several of the five U.S. Army soldier-athletes assigned to the World Class Athlete Program, Ft. Carson, Colorado, competing at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
Life On A Contingency Operating Base
Tue, 22 Feb 2022 16:00:00 CST
Part of the appeal of coming to the Republic of Korea, or any overseas assignment, can be the great unknown. And for those stationed on contingency operating bases (COBs) ... that experience is significantly intensified.
Marines Conduct Limited Scale Raid - RUTEX 22.1
Tue, 22 Feb 2022 16:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines conduct a night limited scale raid with delivery by air then transit via vehicle to a threatened facility to confirm or deny presence of material/personnel as part of Realistic Urban Training Exercise 22.1 (RUTEX 22.1).
Presidents' Day
Mon, 21 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Presidents' Day celebrates the birthdays of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln along with recognizing all past presidents on the third Monday in February.
Navy Medicine's 1948 'Cairo to Capetown' Expedition
Mon, 21 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
On February 17, 1948, a Navy medical team embarked on a historic nine-month caravan journey across the African Continent from Port Said, Egypt to Capetown, South Africa.
Aircraft Taxi, Take Off At Night - RF22-1
Mon, 21 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
F-15E Strike Eagles, F-16C Fighting Falcons, F-35A Lightning IIs, F-22 Raptors, EA-18G Growlers and British Typhoons taxi and take off from Nellis Air Force Base during Red Flag 22-1.
Marines Conduct Combat Activities - JWX 22
Sun, 20 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Scenes of U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, conducting combat activities during Jungle Warfare Exercise 22 (JWX 22 ) on Okinawa, Japan.
Improving Soldiers Lives
Sun, 20 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers take an oath of enlistment to serve the nation and the U.S. Army aims to repay their service through U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command programs like the Partnership for Youth Success and Soldier For Life.
Paratroopers Conduct Claymore Mine Training - FT22
Sun, 20 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army paratroopers with 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct claymore mine training during exercise Full Tang 22 (FT22) at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
North Dakota Badlands Springtime Beauty
Sat, 19 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Springtime beauty abounds in North Dakota's badlands with vibrant green grass and trees decorating many of the multi-colored barren buttes with fog blanketing the valley below ... with all under a stunning blue reddish sky.
Dominating Air, Land, and Sea During Noble Fusion
Sat, 19 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Multiple elements of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force daily operations alongside the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force in the vicinity of Okinawa during Exercise Noble Fusion.
Marines Fire LAVs At Camp Schwab
Sat, 19 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1/5, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire LAV-25 light armored vehicles during a range at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan.
Stunning WGS-11 Horizon Orbit
Fri, 18 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
A stunning view of the Wideband Global SATCOM 11 (WGS-11) in a geostationary orbit above a blue tinted earth horizon with a massive hurricane churning ... within dark space sprinkled with stars and other planets beyond.
Tyndall AFB Supports International Training Missions
Fri, 18 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Tyndall AFB's goal is to provide students the experience of operating from an unfamiliar airfield, integration with other aircraft types, and to achieve high-level end-of-course training ... including for NATO partner squadrons.
USS Essex Conducts Flight Ops - NF22
Fri, 18 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex conducts flight operations while transiting the Luzon Strait in the Philippine Sea during Noble Fusion 22 (NF22).
USCG Aircrew Assists Rescuing 18 People
Thu, 17 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
An MH-65 Dolphin crew from Air Station Detroit initiated the successful rescue of 18 people from an ice floe near Catawba Island in Lake Erie.
Naval Harbor Security Leads The Way
Thu, 17 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Navy Harbor Security detects, deters, and defends against waterborne threats through the use of Harbor Security Boats that are constantly patroling the harbor, ever vigilant against potential threats and ready to respond with lethal force if necessary.
Recon Marines Dive Ops Offshore Okinawa
Thu, 17 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with the Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, participate in a dive operations rehearsal off the shore in Okinawa, Japan.
Command Ceremony Colors Presentation
Wed, 16 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Utah Air National Guard 151st Air Refueling Wing Honor Guard presents the colors with Old Glory draped behind them during a change of command ceremony at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah.
Surgeon Devotes Career To Battlefield Trauma Care
Wed, 16 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Col. Jennifer Gurney, a surgeon with the Institute of Surgical Research, says that her reason to continue her 20-year career is to help build the training and standards it takes to maintain Soldier readiness on the battlefield.
Allied Spirit 22 Joint Training
Wed, 16 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers from the United States, Germany, and Poland train together utilizing armored vehicles during exercise Allied Spirit 22 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.
Walmart Tribute and Shindigs Veterans Shows
Tue, 15 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Scenes from the WALMART Tribute and Shindigs Welcome Home Shows honoring military veterans and active troops during the 2021 Branson Veterans week.
Oldest Marine Recruit In RD Parris Island's History
Tue, 15 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
The average age of a United States Marine Corps recruit is 21 years old. When Paul Douglas enlisted in 1942, he left behind his wife, child, and career and reported to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island at the ripe age of 50.
Coast Guard MEDEVACs Fisherman 58 Miles
Tue, 15 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk crew medevacs a fisherman having trouble breathing from the fishing vessel Jean Marie, 58 miles southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Celebrating Mass Aboard USS Abraham Lincoln
Mon, 14 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Navy Lt. Luke Dundon, a Catholic priest, celebrates Mass with fellow sailors in the chapel aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.
Coast Guard Trailblazing Leader John Witherspoon
Mon, 14 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Throughout his Coast Guard career, John Witherspoon distinguished himself as a model professional. However, not just professional achievements cemented the legacy of Captain Witherspoon. Instead, he will be remembered most for his wise counsel, superb personal example, and compassionate mentoring of so many Coast Guard men and women.
Final Field Operations - RD21
Mon, 14 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines conduct the final field training operation with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force over several days including cold snowy conditions during Resolute Dragon 21 (RD21) at Ojojihara Proving Grounds, Japan.
Weapons Ready Breached Room Entry
Sun, 13 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Weapons ready U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, enter a breached room in reaction to contact during urban operations training at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy.
Airmen, Soldiers Practice Interoperability
Sun, 13 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
During Battalion Mass Tactical Week at Pope Army Airfield, U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force units worked together to improve interoperability for worldwide crisis, contingency and humanitarian operations.
Air Force F-16 Cockpit View - RF22-1
Sun, 13 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Air Force pilot's stunning scenic views, including aerial refueling of aircraft, from the cockpit of his F-16 Fighting Falcon, as he flies it over southern Nevada during Red Flag 22-1 (RF22-1).
USMC Recruits Take On Confidence Course
Sat, 12 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Recruits of Delta Company, 1st recruit Training Battalion, take on the Confidence Course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
Cyber Warfare Prominent During Keen Edge 22
Sat, 12 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
During Keen Edge 22, U.S. and Japanese forces validated shared strategies and tactics to enhance the capability to mutually respond to cyber-attacks that might have a direct and immediate impact upon the nations.
Bilateral Force-On-Force - RD21
Sat, 12 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines conduct bilateral force-on-force training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during Resolute Dragon 21 (RD21) at Iwate, Japan.
Stunning Lake Haiyaha and Peaks Wintry Scene
Fri, 11 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
A wintry stunning scene of ice-covered, cloud shaded Lake Haiyaha with the sunlit snow blanketed 12,486-foot Otis Peak on the left, and 12,713-foot Hallett Peak towards the right across the lake separated by the Chaos Canyon near Estes Park, Colorado.
U.S. Army Strategic Capabilities Afloat
Fri, 11 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Army Field Support Battalion is busy supporting critical rapid power projection capability, ensuring equipment sets and munitions are fully mission capable and prepared for rapid employment, which is the only afloat pre-positioned stock in the Army.
Paratroopers Squad, Urban Breach Training - FT22
Fri, 11 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army paratroopers conduct urban breach training and squad training exercises during Full Tang 22 (FT22) at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
CBP Patrols Port of Long Beach
Thu, 10 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations 41-foot Coastal Interceptor SAFE Boat patrols the Port of Long Beach, California.
Breaking Through The Canopy At JWTC 
Thu, 10 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Scout Snipers sharpen their skills for 10 days at Okinawa’s Jungle Warfare Training Center (JWTC) that provides many obstacles including thick vegetation, nearly vertical slopes and a constant battle with the unknown among its austere environments.
U.S. Marines, JGSDF Conduct Urban Ops - RD21
Thu, 10 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) soldiers conduct urban operations during Resolute Dragon 21 (RD21) at Ojojihara Proving Grounds, Japan.
Coast Guard K9, Handler Duos
Wed, 09 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Two U.S. Coast Guard K9 crews in front of small patrol boat at Maritime Safety and Security Team Houston, Texas are among the nine Coast Guard K9 and handler duos in the Atlantic area who solely conduct explosive detection.
America's Sole Heavy Icebreaker Arrives In Antarctica
Wed, 09 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
The 157 crewmembers of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived at McMurdo Station in Antarctica following an 86-day transit from the United States and the cutter’s departure from its Seattle homeport.
USS Abraham Lincoln Flight Ops - NF22
Wed, 09 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) conducts flight operations on three days in January 2022 during Noble Fusion 22 (NF22) in the Philippine Sea.
Falcon 9 Rocket Nature View Launch
Tue, 08 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
A nature's view of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 49 satellites associated launching into orbit from LC-39A at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.
Achieving Dream Through Mentoring, Paying It Forward
Tue, 08 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Air Force 1st Lt. Shamiqua Baker, director of the 914th Air Refueling Wing Equal Opportunity office and Wing Yellow Ribbon representative ... believes mentoring is extremely valuable to all Airmen at every stage of their career because of the support it provides.
Mounted, Dismounted Weapons Live-Fire At GTA
Tue, 08 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Soldiers conduct live-fire with two weapon systems mounted on M1126 Stryker along with the M2 Browning machine gun and MK19 grenade launcher from dismounted positions at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Airmen Conduct Tactical Movement Drill
Mon, 07 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force airmen assigned to the 39th Air Base Wing conduct a tactical movement drill during Agile Combat Employment training at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.
American Dream Realized In Navy
Mon, 07 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
A small, courageous fraction of Americans serve in the United States military. According to U.S. censuses only 0.5 percent of all Americans, 18 and older, are actively serving. An even smaller amount are foreign-born U.S. military servicemembers.
Live-Fire Defense - Resolute Dragon 21
Mon, 07 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines 2d Battalion, 8th Marines conducts live-fire defense training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan.
Growler Launches From USS Abraham Lincoln
Sun, 06 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler, assigned to the "Wizards" of Electronic Attack Squadron 133, launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in association with flight operations during Noble Fusion 2022.
Soldier Uses Arabic Skills In Middle East Deployment
Sun, 06 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Army Spc. Mohamed Mannai, a utilities equipment repairer, was born and raised in Tunis, Tunisia, and grew up speaking Arabic and French. During a 2021 deployment to Kuwait, he was also an interpreter for his company commander, which provided the capability to communicate clearly and effectively with Saudi military partners.
Injured Fisherman Medevac 90 Miles Offshore
Sun, 06 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk crew medevacs an injured fisherman from the fishing vessel Sea Rambler 90 miles east of Cape Ann, Massachusetts.
Former Sen. Robert Dole Military Funeral
Sat, 05 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Scenes of former Sen. Robert Dole's full honors military funeral at Arlington National Cemetery. He was a senator for Kansas (1969-1996) ... who received two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars along with being seriously wounded in WWII that left him paralyzed from the neck down involving three years of recovery.
Refugee To Marine Corps Recruiter
Sat, 05 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Fidel Chidandali sets his little brother on a path that he paved many years before. Chidandali (from Kenya) was the first person in his family to become a Marine, and his younger brother is the second.
Combined Arms Live-Fire - RT21
Sat, 05 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army soldiers assigned alongside members of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force conduct a combined arms live-fire exercise during training exercise Rising Thunder 21 (RT21) at Yakima Training Center, Washington.
Focused, Camouflaged Recon Marine
Fri, 04 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S Marine Corps Cpl. Cameron Scott with 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2d Marine Division, participates in a camouflage class during Littoral Exercise I in Parris Island, South Carolina.
Vandenberg SFB Launch Operations Support
Fri, 04 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
When it comes to Vandenberg Space Force Base, California there is a variety of planning, precautions and preliminaries needed prior to any of the launches with protecting the base and the community before every launch a primary aspect.
Marine Fighter Attack Squad 112 Flight Ops
Fri, 04 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Fighter Attack Squadron 112 conducts flight operations at Hyakuri Air Base, Japan.
Four Chaplains Day
Thu, 03 Feb 2022 16:00:00 CST
Four Chaplains Day is celebrated annually on February 3 in recognition of these four Army chaplains (Roman Catholic priest Father John P. Washington, Methodist minister the Reverend George L. Fox, Reform Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, and Reformed Church in America minister the Reverend Clark V. Poling), who made the ultimate sacrifice onboard the sinking troop ship SS Dorchester during WWII ... helping other soldiers and civilains board lifeboats, giving up their own life jackets when the supply ran out; and, remaining aboard the sinking ship.
Boulder Bridge Autumn Colors
Thu, 03 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
A stunning view of Boulder Bridge surrounded by colorful autumn foliage as Rock Creek flows under it in Rock Creek National Park that bisects the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C.
Journey From Basketball To Air Power
Thu, 03 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
While all Airmen wear the same uniform, each Airman has their own unique story that brought them to the service. Maj. Andrew Fingall has had a captivating journey of his own filled with basketball, family, and pure chance.
Airmen Rappel and Fast Rope
Thu, 03 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Airmen from the 341st Missile Wing, 90th Missile Wing and 91st Missile Wing rappel and fast rope at F.E. Warren Air Force Base and Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Bald Eagle Scenic Perch On Cutter Waesche
Wed, 02 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
A bald eagle perched on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche in the waters of Dutch Harbor, Alaska ... providing a beautiful scenic view with snow-covered mountains in the background.
Sons Cut From The Same Navy Cloth
Wed, 02 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Being stationed overseas can be a stressful thing. A service member’s way of life is changed significantly as they leave everyone they know behind ... In rare cases, a military member’s child who followed in their footsteps will deploy to the same duty station.
U.S. Navy, JMSDF Ships Transit Philippine Sea
Wed, 02 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, CVW 9 and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) fly over their associated ships in formation during a transit of the Philippine Sea.
Black History Month
Tue, 01 Feb 2022 17:00:00 CST
The observation of Black History Month dates back to 1915, when Carter G. Woodson, now known as the Father of Black History. Woodson chose February specifically, because it covered the birthdays of Frederick Douglass on February 14 and Abraham Lincoln on February 12.
2021 Vets For Vets Show
Tue, 01 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Scenes of the nonprofit Branson Veterans Task Force's 2021 Vets For Vets Show during the Branson, Missouri Veterans Week in November 2021. The annual show is free to military veterans, active troops, and spouses.
Telling Army's Story On Social Media
Tue, 01 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
Social media is a powerful tool to communicate on a daily basis about the Army's story. It offers an opportunity to inform, influence and engage your audience with content that communicates the values of your organization.
Marines Live-Fire Attack On Range 401 - SK22
Tue, 01 Feb 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines conduct a live-fire attack on Range 401 with multiple weapons including shoulder fired rockets during Exercise Steel Knight 22 (SK22) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Dedication Pass - Salute To Service Members
Mon, 31 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
A pilot assigned to the Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team performs a dedication pass at Shaw Air Force Base. The dedication pass is an aerial salute to service members both past and present.
Marine Corps Uses IT To Defeat Evolving Threats
Mon, 31 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Each year, Marine Corps Systems Command acquires a range of ground-based innovations designed to meet the warfighter’s needs. This includes infantry weapons, fire support technologies, communication gear, intelligence systems and more ... with much from information technology.
Soldiers Assigned To NARF Conduct Air Assault
Mon, 31 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the North and West Africa Response Force (NARF) conduct an air assault exercise near Aviano Air Base, Italy. NARF has the capability to alert, marshal, deploy, organize deliberate and dynamic planning, and conduct operations at a moment’s notice.
Saildrone Explorer USV
Sun, 30 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
A Saildrone Explorer unmanned surface vessel (USV) sails in the Arabian Gulf off Bahrain’s coast. It is 23-foot-long, 16-foot-tall and reliant on wind power for propulsion.
Developing K9 Handler and MWD Partnership
Sun, 30 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jennifer Brinker met her new military working dog, Cigi, who is different from the other MWDs that she has worked with ... as he wants to be rewarded after finishing his task.
Marines, Sailors Conduct Air Assault - SK22
Sun, 30 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines and Sailors with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct an air assault on Range 230 during Exercise Steel Knight 22 (SK22) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Paratroopers Fire M119 Howitzer
Sat, 29 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army paratroopers conduct M119 howitzer live-fire during exercise Silver City 2022 in order to certify M119 howitzer sections and fire direction centers at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
First Woman Takes Command Of USS Constitution
Sat, 29 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Navy Cmdr. Billie Farrell became the USS Constitution's 77th commanding officer and the first woman to serve as the ship’s commanding officer in the ship’s 224 years of history, dating back to 1797.
Red Flag 1-24-22 Take Offs
Sat, 29 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
A look at various aircraft, including fighter jets and a B-52 bomber, taking off from Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada during Red Flag 22-1.
Marine Launches Drone From AAV
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Wilfredo Hernandez, an assault amphibious vehicle (AAV) crewman, with 2d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2d Marine Division, launches an RQ-20 Puma drone from an AAV with a fellow Marine observing during a field exercise on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Serving Is The Best Of Both Worlds
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Omar Gonzalez Mena has spent much of his adult life teaching; first as an educator on his native island of Puerto Rico, and today as a noncommissioned officer in the Army.
Marines Conduct Infantry Ops - SK22
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with India Company, 3d Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct infantry operations, including patrols and indirect fires, during Exercise Steel Knight 22 (SK22) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Wrangell Mountains Snow Beauty
Thu, 27 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
A stunning aerial view of the snow-covered northern Wrangell Mountains under a partly cloudy blue sky.
Jack Of All Trades At MCAS Cherry Point
Thu, 27 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Glenn Catoe, a jack of all trades conservation law enforcement officer and game warden, at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC is dedicated to helping the installation stay environmentally friendly.
Soldier's Creed
Thu, 27 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
An inspiring visual illustration of the Soldier's Creed that is a standard by which all U.S. Army personnel are expected to live ... It defines what a U.S. Army Soldier is!
Strike Eagles At RAF Lakenheath
Wed, 26 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Scenes of U.S. Air Force 48th Fighter Wing F-15E Strike Eagles conducting flight operations at Royal Air Force Lakenheath under a blue sky.
A-10 Virtual Reality Flight Experience
Wed, 26 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
If you’ve ever dreamed of what it would be like to fly an A-10 Thunderbolt II, then strap in, because now is your chance ... virtually that is ... at Hill Aerospace Museum.
USS Harry S. Truman Ops In Mediterranean On 1-21-22
Wed, 26 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducts operations on January 21, 20221 at an undisclosed location in the Mediterranean Sea associated the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
Sea Hawk Takes Off From USS Essex
Tue, 25 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Maria Chavez signals to an MH-60S Sea Hawk Helicopter attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 21 as it takes off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).
Daughter Joins Dad In Navy
Tue, 25 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Lt. Cmdr. Aaron Cagley proudly recites the oath of enlistment to swear in his daughter Savannah Cagley, who joins their family history of military service.
Marines, Sailors Conduct Littoral Ops - SK22
Tue, 25 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with India Company, 3d Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, and U.S. Navy Sailors stationed aboard the USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), conduct littoral operations during Exercise Steel Knight 22 (SK-22) off the coast of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Soldier Fires M240 At Fort Stewart
Mon, 24 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to Charlie Company, 87th Division Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Division Sustainment Brigade, fires a M240 machine gun at a range at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Cadet Grows Wings At West Point
Mon, 24 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Before enrolling at the U.S. Military Academy, Class of 2023 Cadet Kai Burgman saw skydiving as a one-and-done task he would one day cross off his bucket list. Now, following his 127th jump with the West Point Parachute Team, skydiving is a practice that has become intrinsic to his being.
Strike Eagle Night Ops At RAFL
Mon, 24 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles from the 48th Fighter Wing conduct night operations at RAF Lakenheath (RAFL). Aircrew train regularly in low light conditions to ensure they're prepared for any scenarios they may encounter.
Viper, Venom Aerial Defense
Sun, 23 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
An AH-1Z Viper and a UH-1Y Venom with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167 conduct simulated aerial defense during an expeditionary advanced base operations demonstration at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, North Carolina.
Hard Life Road From Liberia To Proud U.S. Marine
Sun, 23 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Pfc. Benjamin Crayton was born in Monrovia, Liberia during the First Liberian Civil War, and immigrated to Europe as a refugee before moving to the U.S. at 17 years old ... and in 2021 enlisting in the Marine Corps. He is currently deployed at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan
Paratroopers Conduct Air Assault, Raid On Village
Sun, 23 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct a raid on a village after air assault from MV-22 Ospreys with the help of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at Dandolo range in Pordenone, Italy.
North Window Snowy Sunrise Turet Arch Look
Sat, 22 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
A stunning sunrise scene of Turret Arch through North Window's eye under a clear blue sky in the snow covered "heart beating" Windows Section of Arches National Park in Utah.
Learning To Lead In Space Force
Sat, 22 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Members from Space Delta 8 – Satellite Communications and Navigational Warfare, 4th Space Operations Squadron, have been breaking barriers in a new space training initiative, including the new crew chief training course, at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado.
Marines Range 410 Live-Fire Attack - SK22
Sat, 22 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct a live-fire attack on Range 410 during Exercise Steel Knight 22 (SK-22) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Illegal Voyage Interdiction Near Puerto Rico
Fri, 21 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser interdicts a makeshift vessel with Dominican Republic nationals involved with an illegal voyage north of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico on January 13, 2022.
Passing Air Force Torch To Son
Fri, 21 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
It’s golden hour on the flight line at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia. A maintainer makes the same routine inspections that he’s performed for the past 31 years, but this time walking alongside his son.
Migrant Hoist Rescue In Arizona
Fri, 21 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
An Air and Marine Operations air crew, partnering with Border Patrol Agents, air hoist rescued a female undocumented migrant in distress in the Baboquivari Mountains near Tucson, Arizona.
USAFA Men's Gymnastics Team Competes At JRMO
Thu, 20 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Scenes of U.S. Air Force Academy men's gymnastics team competing in the Jr Rocky Mountain Open (JRMO) Men’s Gymnastics Invitational at the Academy's West Gym in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The "Chiefs" and "Directors" of Navy Medicine
Thu, 20 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Chiefs and Directors are an essential part of Navy Medicine and have long represented the upper tiers of corps leadership that will continue to be used.
Soldiers Conduct Bangalore Breach - WS21
Thu, 20 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers with 1st Brigade Engineer Battalion "Diehard," 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division and soldiers with the Spanish Armed Forces conduct Bangalore breach setup and explosion during Winter Shield 2021 (WS21).
Super Hornet Flight Deck Landing
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Sailors on the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) observe an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Golden Dragons” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192, prepare to land.
MASPO Delivers Capability Around The World
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
A team from the Multi-National Special Project Office (MASPO) delivered four UH-1H Huey II aircraft and support equipment to the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
31st MEU Marines Conduct Jungle Warfare
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct jungle warfare training including rappelling, land navigation, and patrolling at Jungle Warfare Training Center, Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan.
A Flight To Faith: The Story Of A Vietnam P.O.W.
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
The heart wrenching, pride inspiring play, "A Flight To Faith: The Story Of A Vietnam P.O.W." produced and performed by College of the Ozarks students during the 2021 Veterans Week in Branson, Missouri ... grippingly presented what Colonel John Clark endured for 2,176 days during his captivity with fellow POWs in the infamous 'Hanoi Hilton' as a P.O.W. during the Vietnam War.
Polymer Ammo - A Lightweight Approach For Warfighter
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
On the battlefield, the amount of weight a Marine carries matters ... Polymer is a lightweight, proprietary plastic that weighs less and offers more durability when compared with brass and other metals commonly used in weapon systems.
USS Harry S. Truman Ops In Mediterranean On 1/18/22
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducts operations on January 16, 2021 at an undisclosed location in the Mediterranean Sea associated the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., a black American clergyman, is considered a great American, because of his tireless efforts to win civil rights for all people through nonviolent means ... with equality and justice for every American. He is remembered and honored with a national holiday on the third Monday of January.
Hypersonic Vehicle Detection, Satellite Survivability
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Satellites in low-Earth orbit, or LEO, will make up the tracking layer that will be able to detect hypersonic threats by their heat signatures, eventually on a global scale. They will be affordable and prolific.
Prison Urban Operation - Bold Quest 21-2
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines and Canadian Soldiers conduct a prison urban operation at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center Indiana during Exercise Bold Quest 21.2.
Patriotic Doormats
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Add a colorful, patriotic welcoming touch to your home with one or more indoor/outdoor doormats with pride inspiring original artwork.
Soldiers Hasty Attack Ready
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Sgt. Johannes Dikeman and his squad ... assigned to Bull Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment ... stand ready to conduct a hasty attack during a situational training exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Men Against The Sea
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Coast Guard patrol craft Wilcox was lost off the Mid-Atlantic coast during World War II on September 30, 1943. The account of the vessel's loss is taken from the statement made by its commanding officer, Lt. Elliott Smyzer, a few hours after his rescue.
Soldier Conducts Ft. Campbell Stress Shoot Range
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army SGT David Lee with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) goes through the first stress shoot range on Ft. Campbell to validate it. The stress range has a total of 8 total engagements that put the soldier to the test.
11th Marines Battle Colors Ceremony
Sat, 15 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Jeffery J. Vandentop with 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, and Color Guard Marines prepare to present campaign streamers to regimental commander Col. Daniel J. Skuce during a battle colors ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Fulfilling Dream To Serve In U.S. Military!
Sat, 15 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Most stories involving someone packing up and venturing across the globe take place early in the subject’s lives, when they don’t have much to lose and everything to gain. Not at the age of 38, when they have a good job and a family of their own.
48th Fighter Wing Flight Line Ops
Sat, 15 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force 48th Fighter Wing F-15s flight line operations at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.
Sunrise Autumn Colors With Pink
Fri, 14 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
An amazing sunrise Autumn scene of nature colors with a pink quartzite cliff's many shades of colors at Pipestone National Monument in Minnesota.
Navy Counters Threats With Drones
Fri, 14 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Pacific Target Marine Operations, a division Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s Threat/Target Systems Department, recently deployed small-drones over Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu to provide cost-effective unmanned aerial system familiarization and threat training.
Marines Aerial Live-Fire Off Hawaii Coast
Fri, 14 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 367 conduct live-fire training off the coast of Hawaii to demonstrate readiness and combat proficiency in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific.
Small Boat Crew Returns To USCG Cutter Thetis
Thu, 13 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC 910) crew members return to the ship after conducting a small boat patrol off the coast of Western Sahara.
Chaplains Nurture Living, Care For Wounded, Honor Dead
Thu, 13 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Army Chaplain Corps has been taking care of Soldiers, Family members and civilians since its beginning July 29, 1775, and they continue to serve communities across the globe.
Soldiers Live-Fire Mortars - IMLC GTA 21
Thu, 13 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to 2d Cavalry Regiment and 173rd Airborne Brigade fire 81mm mortars with the M252 mortar system during the culmination live-fire portion of the five week Infantry Mortar Leaders Course (IMLC) at Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA), Germany.
James Webb Space Telescope
Wed, 12 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
A full scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope on display South by Southwest under a downtown lit cloudy night in Austin, Texas on March 8, 2013 ... and its launch into space on December 25, 2021.
All U.S. Military Medical Departments Under DHA
Wed, 12 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Defense Health Agency (DHA) is a joint, integrated Combat Support Agency that enables the Army, Navy, and Air Force medical services to provide a medically ready force and ready medical force to Combatant Commands in both peacetime and wartime.
Close Air Support At Pendleton Range 440Z
Wed, 12 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 775, Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, provide close air support with live-fire during a training exercise at Range 440Z on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
A-10 Snow Covered Mountain Flyby
Tue, 11 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
A pilot with the Idaho Air National Guard 190th Fighter Squadron flies an A-10 Thunderbolt II by snow covered mountains above Gowen Field at Boise, Idaho, with snow covered mountains in the background, while training with F-35 Lightning II pilots from the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 225.
Marines Hone Mental, Moral, and Physical Capabilities
Tue, 11 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program helps to develop each Marine’s warrior mindset and team-based skills so that they are always ready for any emergency or crisis.
Training USAF MW Dogs and Handlers
Tue, 11 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force 628th Security Forces Squadron train new military working dogs and handlers at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.
Snow Covered USS Constitution
Mon, 10 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
The snow covered USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, is moored to its pier in the Charlestown Navy Yard as snow continues to fall.
Age Is Just A Number When Serving
Mon, 10 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
My heart feels like it is beating out of my chest while I wait for the shuttle to Air Force Basic Training ... I try to hold back the tears as I sit in my car with my wife, Amber, and two young sons.
Live-Fire Maneuvers - OC21
Mon, 10 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Soldiers and Hellenic forces train together as NATO Allies and partners during Olympic Cooperation 2021 (OC21), a live-fire maneuver exercise involving armored vehicles and helicopters.
Army Combat Medics Prepare Casualty For Hoist
Sun, 09 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army combat medics prepare a simulated casualty for hoist during training at the Medical Simulation Training Center on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Celebrating 60th Anniversary of Navy SEAL Teams
Sun, 09 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
January 2022 marks sixty years since the establishment of the first Navy SEAL teams during the Vietnam War through President Kennedy's direction to increase and reorient U.S. special forces and unconventional warfare units.
NCR USMC Marksmanship Competition 2021
Sun, 09 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines compete in the National Capital Region (NCR) Marine Corps Marksmanship Competition 2021 on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.
Marines Conduct Jungle Squad Attack
Sat, 08 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 3d Marine Division assault an objective and secure a position during the squad attack phase of the 3d Marine Division Squad Competition at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan.
Maximum Mission Awareness In-Transit
Sat, 08 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
In effort to provide situational awareness while Soldiers are in transport, a cross-enterprise Army team is working to incorporate the goggle-based Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) technology and sensors into vehicle platforms for optimal battlefield visibility at every stage of the mission.
Weapon Systems Familiarization - ESB/EIB
Sat, 08 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment familiarizes themselves on various weapon systems for the Expert Soldier Badge (ESB) and Expert Infantry Badge (EIB) training on Rose Barracks, Vilseck, Germany.
Bryce Point Stunning Sunrise
Fri, 07 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Bryce Point in all its morning glory with a stunning memorable sunrise scene that makes one want to experience this nature beauty in person when visiting Bryce Canyon National Park.
First USMC F-35C Squadron Deploys On Aircraft Carrier
Fri, 07 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing has marked a key milestone for Marine Corps history as they departed San Diego Bay with Carrier Air Wing Nine aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln as the first Marine squadron to deploy the F-35C on an aircraft carrier.
USAF Fighter Squads Scramble Certification Drill
Fri, 07 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force 336th Fighter Generation Squadron and 336th Fighter Squadron conduct a scramble certification drill at Campia Turzii, Romania.
USAF Firefighters Ground Fire Training
Thu, 06 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Firefighters assigned to the U.S. Air Force 628th Civil Engineer Squadron participate in ground fire training at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.
Forrest Durham's 45 Years Trailblazing Air Force Technology
Thu, 06 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
There can be no doubt that within the last 45 years information warfare has undergone a complete transformation accompanied by the ever changing digital world ... Forrest Durham has been an integral part of trailblazing the U.S. Air Force technology pace and advantage over our adversaries throughout his 45 years of government service.
Marines Conduct Room Clearing At Camp Buehring
Thu, 06 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Reconnaissance Marines assigned to the All Domain Reconnaissance Detachment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit , conduct room clearing training at U.S. Army Camp Buehring, Kuwait.
National Ensign Lowered On USS Harry S. Truman
Wed, 05 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Sailors lower the national ensign on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) prior to departing Souda Bay, Greece.
Enhancing Surface Navy Lethality On The Waterfront
Wed, 05 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
In this era of strategic competition, the U.S. Navy is shaping a more capable and lethal force through Ready, Relevant Learning that addresses the questions of when, where and how Sailors train for combat readiness.
USS Ross Departs Naval Station Rota
Wed, 05 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
A fast paced look at the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) leaving port at Naval Station Rota, Spain to begin its 12th patrol in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
First Snow Of Year At Arlington
Tue, 04 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
The first snow of the year at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia with snowy scenes of ... a tomb guard walking the mat at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; grave markers at Section 64; the Columbarium Court (niche wall); and, the outside of the Memorial Amphitheater.
U.S. Citizen, Army Soldier Returns To Birthland
Tue, 04 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Despite it being the first return to the country of his birth in 10 years, when U.S. Army Sgt. Aqeel Ahmed arrived in Iraq with Soldiers of the 40th Combat Aviation Brigade he stayed focused on his mission.
Combined Arms Live-Fire - Rifle Forge 21
Tue, 04 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers with Battle Group Poland executed combined arms, weapons live-fire exercise Rifle Forge at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland.
Christmas Joy At The Bretts Show
Mon, 03 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
The family-friendly Bretts show in Branson, Missouri is a must visit during November and December ... with a wonderful second half Christmas show along with a special World War II Christmas musical mini-play.
Marines Close Quarter Train - 2021 Tartan Eagle Phase 2
Mon, 03 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Exercise Tartan Eagle is a bilateral bi-yearly training exercise for the U.S. Marines and British Royal Marines to train close-quarters battle strategy and tactic. Both fighting forces displayed dedication, innate cohesion and passion for CQB skill refinement which allowed easy interoperability.
Marines Fire Howitzers At YMA - ARTP 21.3
Mon, 03 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines assigned to 3d Battalion, 12th Marines, 3d Marine Division, fire M777A2 155mm Howitzers during Artillery Relocation Training Program 21.3 (ARTP 21.3) at Yausubetsu Maneuver Area, Hokkaido, Japan.
Marine Corps Recruit Posts Security
Sun, 02 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Tyler Leggett, a recruit with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, posts security as his fellow recruits complete an obstacle on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. This event is a segment of the crucible ... the culminating event of recruit training.
Station Nome ... Saving Lives Near The Top Of The World!
Sun, 02 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
Of all the lifesaving stations in Coast Guard history, by far the most remote station was located at Nome, Alaska, on the northern Bering Sea coastline. The Life-Saving Service station at Nome's isolation resulted in a unique history.
If America Had Never Been
Sun, 02 Jan 2022 00:30:00 CST
The new "If America Had Never Been" video illustrates the associated poem and its underlying message... What Americans say and do … as constitutional rights allow ... would never be ... without the birth of our beloved, blessed USA ... through Her independence won by the first generation and all the efforts by generations since ... and none more so than Her Greatest!
Happy New Year Americans!
Sat, 01 Jan 2022 01:00:00 CST
USA Patriotism! wishes all Americans a wonderful, successful, and healthy new year ... with special best wishes for our beloved country's brave, honorable troops, law enforcement officers, and first responders along with the respective veterans who served before them!
Fuller Siblings Follow Dad To Air Force
Sat, 01 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
The three Fuller siblings, Sven and his twin sisters Sabrina and Selina, are part of the countless children who followed in their parent’s footsteps and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.
Army Air Corps PT-13D Kaydet
Sat, 01 Jan 2022 08:00:00 CST
An up close encompassing drone view of the World War II U.S. Army Air Corps PT-13D Kaydet trainer aircraft displayed with Tuskegee airmen at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
Stunning View Of Johns Hopkins Glacier
Fri, 31 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
A stunning clear blue sky view of Johns Hopkins Glacier flowing down a valley flanked by towering mountains to reach the end of Johns Hopkins Inlet in the farthest northwest of the Glacier Bay fjord in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve located in Alaska.
Coaching Future Sailors, High School Athletes
Fri, 31 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
MT2 Joshua Eynon, leading petty officer at Navy Recruiting Station Mechanicsburg and assigned to Navy Talent Acquisition Group (NTAG) Pittsburgh experiences a great deal of joy from the job. He is also a volunteer football coach at East Pennsboro Area High School.
Marines Live-Fire Activities On BDOC - SLT1-22
Fri, 31 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, attached to 3d Marines, conduct multiple live-fire activities with armored vehicles on Battalion Distributed Operations Course (BDOC) as part of Service Level Training Exercise 1-22 (SLT1-22) on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Scars In Heaven
Fri, 31 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
A must experience emotional heart grabbing faith song and performance wonderfully illustrated by music and lyrics videos that will bring tears ... especially to all who have lost a dear loved one.
Tornado Damaged Mayfield, KY
Thu, 30 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Homes and other buildings were reduced to rubble in Mayfield, Kentucky during the wake of the Midwest multi-state tornado outbreak December 12-13, 2021 leaving similar destructive scenes in other communities that sadly caused many deaths and severe injuries.
Not Done Giving To Army, Country
Thu, 30 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Master Sgt. Ruben Soto has given 26 years of his life to the Army and his country, and he’s not done giving ... with the support of his wife and two daughters.
Army Parachute Team Wins Silver In 8-Way FS
Thu, 30 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Army Parachute Team (USAPT) performs 8-way Formation Skydiving (FS) in the United States Parachute Association National Skydiving Championship in Eloy, Arizona, taking second in the nation for the FS event.
USCG Cutter Vigilant Interdicts Narcotics
Wed, 29 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC 617) interdict a low-profile vessel transporting illegal narcotics at an undisclosed location in an unnamed ocean in the Western Hemisphere.
Four Siblings Continue Marine Corps Family Tradition
Wed, 29 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
With a one-year-old at home, an expectant mother is ready to give birth to quadruplets with 40 Medical staff - 10 per child - surrounding her to witness this rare, yet joyous occasion on Christmas Eve in 1998 ... As the siblings grew up at the “Crossroads of the Corps”, they would see Marines practicing martial arts techniques and completing the fitness tests on the football field before John had football practice.
USAF F-35As Take Off From MCAS Iwakuni - OID21
Wed, 29 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force F-35As take off from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan during Operation Iron Dagger 21 (OID21).
F-16 Fighting Falcon Nighttime Refuel
Tue, 28 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon conducts refueling from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 50th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility at night.
DLA Troop Support Delivers 187 Tons Of Holiday Foods
Tue, 28 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support provided 187 tons of holiday food, from the turkey and the trimmings down to the eggnog, to thousands of service men and women around the world for 2021 Christmas dinner ... all without a sleigh.
Live-Fire Patrols At Camp Lejeune
Tue, 28 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, patrol on Camp Lejeune that includes squad-supported day and night live-fire attacks with multiple weapons along with aerial insertion.
Sailors Stand At Attention Behind WWA Wreaths
Mon, 27 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Navy Sailors stand at attention behind wreaths during a Wreaths Across America (WAA) ceremony at Hampton National Cemetery.
Naval STEM Highlights Student Outreach 2021 Efforts
Mon, 27 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Department of the Navy’s Naval STEM Coordination Office was busy in 2021 with its expanded offerings for high school and college students including a flight academy; a virtual question-and-answer event with astronauts working at the International Space Station; and, an online essay contest.
USS Iwo Jima Arrives At New Homeport Norfolk
Mon, 27 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) arrives at Norfolk Naval Station, Virginia as she concludes her change-of-homeport shift from Mayport, Florida. Iwo Jima is named for the Battle of Iwo Jima of World War II. The ship was commissioned in 2001.
Christmas Eve Road March
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
NY Army National Guard Soldiers participate in Sfc. (ret.) Arthur Coon's Christmas Eve Road March, Glens Falls, NY that occurs every year to honor troops currently deployed away from their families.
Adapting To Global Threats With New Steel Knight
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
The 1st Marine Division, and Expeditionary Strike Group 3, have been conducting Exercise Steel Knight 2022 to hone naval warfighting functions including expeditionary operations, integrated targeting, communications and logistics.
Paratroopers Conduct Platoon Movement To Contact - BR22
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct platoon-level situational training – Platoon movement to contact exercise during Exercise Bayonet Ready 22 (BR22) at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center on the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany.
Merry Christmas and Why!
Sat, 25 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
May God Bless our beloved USA and fellow Americans on Christmas ... as each celebrates it in their own way ... with best wishes for this coming year!
Army Band Soldier Writes, Performs Original Holiday Hit
Sat, 25 Dec 2021 00:30:00 CST
A Soldier explored the idea of Santa taking alternative transportation on Christmas Eve in an original song with its video receiving more than one million views in less than five days on Facebook.
Finding The Right Marine Corps Santa
Sat, 25 Dec 2021 00:30:00 CST
A humorous look at Marines interviewing for the role of Santa Claus to the Marine Corps "Meritorious Board" that includes a "special Marine character" at U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island ... with the underlying message of ... Happy Holidays!
Marines Deliver Toys For Tots
Fri, 24 Dec 2021 00:30:00 CST
Kids in several remote villages of Alaska’s Kuskokwim Valley enjoy time with Santa Claus (a Marine), who gives them a Christmas gift provided by Toys for Tots and rides away on a snowmobile.
USCGC Mohawk's Groundbreaking Eastern Pacific Deployment
Fri, 24 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
While on patrol in the Eastern Pacific, the Mohawk crew disrupted illegal narcotics smuggling, interdicting more than 3,200 pounds of cocaine and conducted joint training missions with crews from Panama and Ecuador.
USCG Air Crew Hoists Female From Niagara Falls Water
Fri, 24 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit helicopter crew member Petty Officer 2nd Class Derrian Duryea, an aviation survival technician, deploys from an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and retrieves an unresponsive female from a vehicle submerged in the near freezing Niagara River waters at the brink of the falls during snowy weather conditions.
Deployed Guardsmen's Kids Enjoy Santa and Treats
Thu, 23 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Deployed Connecticut National Guardsmen's kids enjoy the day long Operation ELF (Embracing Lonely Families) party at the state armory with Santa Claus and their "other parent". The kids were treated with crafts, donated toys, and sweets along with Christmas music provided by the 102nd Army Band.
WWII Vet Reminisces 100 Years Of Life
Thu, 23 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Forty-one years after the Wright brothers historic first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on Dec. 17, 1903, Lieutenant Colonel, Ed Cottrell, Army Air Corps and Air Force Reserve veteran, found himself in a P-47 Thunderbolt, staring down the barrel of an enemy cannon aimed at his flight leader.
Marines Fire Howitzer On BDOC - SLT1-22
Thu, 23 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, 3d Marine Division, fire a M777 A2 Howitzer as part of Battalion Distributed Operations Course (BDOC) during Service Level Training Exercise 1-22 (SLT1-22) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus Wave To Kids
Wed, 22 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus wave to kids having Christmas fun during Winter Wonderland at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado.
WWII Navy WAVE Vet (100) Remembers Where It All Began
Wed, 22 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Ruth E. Black Koczela, a 100 year-old World War II Navy veteran, visited the chapel at her former duty station, where she married a fellow naval officer in 1946.
Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier Sunrise Change
Wed, 22 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
A pride inspiring heartfelt scene of soldiers with the U.S. Army 3d Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard" making the solemn, respectful change of the honor guard patrolling the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier during sunrise at Arlington National Cemetery.
USAFA and OSU's Wrestlers Compete
Tue, 21 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Academy and Oklahoma State University's wrestlers compete in a meet held at the Air Force Academy’s Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado with the Oklahoma State Cowboys winning.
Identical Twin Bros - One Army, One Navy
Tue, 21 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
When the stand face to face, they each see the spitting image of each other as if either is looking into a mirror. Telling the identical twin Lowe brothers apart is easier now ... as they both dress in uniforms of their respective military academy allegiances.
Mayfield, KY Tornado Damage
Tue, 21 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
A look at the devastation a tornado did to Mayfield, Kentucky that was among other communities severely damaged as multiple tornadoes tore through the western region of Kentucky December 12-13, 2021 ... causing many deaths plus more injuries. More communities in other states were also severely impacted by tornadoes caused by the same weather system.
2021 Wreaths Across America At Arlington
Mon, 20 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Nearly 38,000 volunteers involving U.S. soldiers, other U.S. troops, and civilians participate in the 30th Wreaths Across America Day at Arlington National Cemetery on December 18, 2021 ... placing 257,000 wreaths at every gravesite, columbarium court column, and niche wall column.
Marine Corps Networking On-the-Move Significant Capability
Mon, 20 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Marine Corps Systems Command is acquiring innovative command and control capabilities that increase mobility and communication on the battlefield to support the future fight with Networking On-the-Move a significant capability in meeting this objective.
Marines Conduct Range 400 - SLT1-22
Mon, 20 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, attached to 3d Marines, execute Range 400 as part of Service Level Training Exercise 1-22 (SLT1-22) on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Indian Ocean Transit
Sun, 19 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Scenes of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) flight operations and with other ships associated with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group as it transits the Indian Ocean.
Multi-Capable Airman Training
Sun, 19 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Growth in the U.S. Air Force can sometimes be attributed to diversifying your skillset and branching out into other career fields. That was the intention behind Air Force leadership’s creating the Multi-Capable Airman training program.
Field Craft Hostile 2021
Sun, 19 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Field Craft Hostile is a pre-deployment course directed by the 421st Combat Training Squadron, that teaches basic combat skills to over 5,000 U.S. Air Force, Joint and NATO personnel annually.
Paratroopers Earn German Jump Wings
Sat, 18 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division proudly show their German jump wings that they earned with a recently completed jump during All American Presents from Paratroopers (A2P2) on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Time To Innovate Navy ... Is Now
Sat, 18 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Rear Adm. Lorin Selby, chief of naval research, presented a new vision for future naval power ... involving faster development, testing and transition of unmanned, autonomous systems; more efficient collaborations with industry and academia; and reimagined naval formations.
Marines Conduct Aerial Insertion - SLT1-22
Sat, 18 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, conduct an aerial combat insertion with live-fire as part of the Regimental Air Assault Course during Service Level Training Exercise 1-22 (SLT1-22) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
M240 Machine Gun Twilight Fire
Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:30:00 CST
A U.S. Marine with 2d Battalion, 7th Marines (2/7) fires a M240 machine gun during twilight at opposing forces while conducting a force-on-force exercise during Resolute Dragon 21 on Ojojihara Proving Grounds, Japan.
Three U.S. Soldiers Receive Military's Top Honor
Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:30:00 CST
President Joe Biden recognized the bravery of three U.S. Soldiers U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe, Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Celiz, and Master Sgt. Earl Plumlee with the Medal of Honor during a White House ceremony.
Army Cashe, Celiz, and Pumlee Awarded Medal Of Honor
Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:30:00 CST
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., presents the Medal of Honor to Kasinal Cashe-White, sister of fallen U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn C. Cashe; Katie Celiz, the widow of fallen U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Celiz; and, U.S. Army Master Sgt. Earl Plumlee at the White House on December 16, 2021.
MOH Recipient Alwyn C. Cashe
Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:30:00 CST
The President of the United States, in the name of the Congress, takes pleasure in presenting fallen Sergeant First Class Alwyn C. Cashe for his acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty, while serving as a Platoon Sergeant with Company A, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Brigade, 3d Infantry Division in Salah Ad Din Province, Iraq on 17 October 2005, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
MOH Recipient Christopher A. Celiz
Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:30:00 CST
The President of the United States, in the name of the Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Christopher A. Celiz for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as the leader of a special operations unit comprised of partnered forces and members of the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, on July 12, 2018, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan.
MOH Recipient Earl D. Plumlee
Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:30:00 CST
The President of the United States, in the name of the Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Master Sergeant Earl D. Plumlee for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on August 28th, 2013, while serving as a Weapons Sergeant, C Company, 4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
2021 National Christmas Tree
Thu, 16 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
The 2021 National Christmas Tree Lighting, which included performances of beloved holiday tunes by Billy Porter, Chris Stapleton, H.E.R., Juanes, Keb’ Mo’, Kristin Chenoweth, Maren Morris and Patti LaBelle performing alongside the U.S. Army Band Downrange and the Howard Gospel Choir.
Marines Hone Information, Electronic Warfare Proficiency
Thu, 16 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Marines refocus their priorities, opting to train their electronic warfare capabilities to defeat adversaries in the information environment aboard Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton.
Soldiers Compete In Combatives - TLW21
Thu, 16 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers from across the U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division compete in a combatives tournament during the annual 25th Infantry Division Tropic Lightning Week at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Cubans Interdicted, Repatriated
Wed, 15 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
A Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations boat crew and Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton’s small boat crew stop a vessel approximately 40 miles south of Key West, Florida and repatriates them along with other interdicted Cubans to Cuba.
Identical Twins Share Journey To Become Airmen
Wed, 15 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Identical twin brothers Calvin and Cameron Smith were recruited by their brother and attended Basic Military Training together at the same time, in the same unit with both excelling as individuals while on their journey to become Airmen.
LCAC Enters USS Makin Island
Wed, 15 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
A landing craft, air cushion from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 approaches and enters the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) at an undisclosed location in the Pacific Ocean during Steel Knight 22.
Airman Reunites With Wife, Little Ones
Tue, 14 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Capt. Christopher Cecil, 61st Airlift Squadron director of operations, reunites with his wife and their little ones with the youngest one staring intently as mommy and daddy kiss at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.
Reimagining Navy Training
Tue, 14 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulations (MOVES) Institute, an interdisciplinary academic center at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) works to make it easier for military groups to wargame and practice maneuvers through combined simulation strategies and the integration of artificial intelligence.
Marines Fire Howitzer On RAAC - SLT1-22
Tue, 14 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines fire a M777 A2 Howitzer as part of the Regimental Air Assault Course (RAAC) during Service Level Training Exercise 1-22 (SLT1-22) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Cookies With Santa
Mon, 13 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Washington Navy Yard families participate in 'Cookies With Santa', a Christmas holiday event hosted by Naval Support Activity Washington’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation office.
Wreaths Across America Ceremony At West Point
Mon, 13 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Friends, family, veterans, cadets and service members from across the nation ventured to the U.S. Military Academy to pay their respects to deceased service members and lay a wreath on their gravesites at the West Point Cemetery.
Thunderbirds 2021 Final Show Cockpit View
Mon, 13 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
An amazing view from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Demonstration team commander's cockpit during the team's final 2021 demonstration at Nellis Air Force Base.
Snow Covered Mountain Background Jump
Sun, 12 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment conduct an airborne operation from a U.S. Air Force 86th Air Wing C-130 Hercules aircraft onto Juliet Drop Zone with a snow covered mountain background in Pordenone, Italy.
Perspective From A Marine Infantrywoman
Sun, 12 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Claudia Murphy, the first female mortarman in Battalion Landing Team 3/5, is just one of the now numerous women who have enlisted and joined the infantry community, actively redefining the Marine we have become accustomed to in our infantry ranks.
U.S. and German Soldiers Conduct Combat Ops - GG21
Sun, 12 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Soldiers with the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and the German Army Rapid Forces Division conduct combat operations involving an air assault to engage enemy forces in urban training environment during Green Griffin 21 (GG21) at Lehnin, Germany.
MCAS New River Christmas Tree Lighting
Sat, 11 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Civilians, Marines, other active duty military members, and their happy kids, join Santa and Mrs. Claus for the 9th Annual Marine Corps Air Station New (MCAS) River Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Kids were even able to enjoy playing in an imitation snowfall with a Santa snowman.
Time For Guam Missile Defense Build-Up Is Now
Sat, 11 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
There's no time to spare when it comes to getting the tools in place to defend Guam ... a centerpiece of America's defensive abilities in the Pacific region. Today's missile defense capabilities in Guam are only sufficient to protect against yesterday's threats.
Marines Combat Marksmanship At Camp Fuji
Sat, 11 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division conduct combat marksmanship training at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
White House 2021 Holiday Season Delight
Fri, 10 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
A glimpse of holiday season delight with the beautiful merry decorations and trees at the White House celebrating Christmas and other holidays in December 2021.
FBI Cyber Academy Focuses On Private-Sector Partnerships
Fri, 10 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
A spate of damaging, disruptive, and increasingly aggressive hacks into key sectors of the country’s critical infrastructure in recent years provided a sobering backdrop for a recent gathering of FBI cyber experts and the chief information security officers from companies around the country.
Evacuation Op At Kabul's Airport
Fri, 10 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
A reminding glimpse of the "normal" humanitarian efforts of the "non-combatant evacuation operation" by U.S. troops at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan during August 22-30, 2021 with a salute to the 13 fallen U.S. troops from the bombing attack.
Honoring CBP Fallen Heroes
Thu, 09 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Customs and Border Protection holds a Valor Memorial and Wreath Laying Ceremony paying tribute to the brave members of their law enforcement family who lost their lives in the line of duty in Washington D.C.
Airman Brings Island Life To The Desert
Thu, 09 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
While the majority of Airmen have their stories beginning somewhere in the United States of America, there are some whose story begins in another country ... as did Air Force Master Sgt. Hemi Robinson, who started his journey in New Zealand.
AFCENT, Allies Presence Patrol
Thu, 09 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker conducts an aerial formation with U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers, Israeli Air Force F-15s, Royal Saudi Air Force F-15s and U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons above U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility.
Securing Vandenberg SFB With MWDs
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Space Force 30th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handlers Staff Sgt. Anna Barry and Staff Sgt. Andrew Lord with their military working dogs (MWDs) Csipisz and Hugo secure the base perimeter at Vandenberg Space Force Base.
Knowledge Is Our Weapon
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Since Hospital Corpsman Second Class (HM2) Juan Perez joined the Navy in 2008, he has served in Navy Medicine almost exclusively 'greenside.' In this role, Corpsmen are embedded with U.S. Marine Corps units, going where they go, training as they train, and uniquely armored with medical knowledge for whenever or however the unit may need it.
Soldiers Conduct Platoon Live-Fire At Bucierz Range
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers conduct platoon live-fire exercises with a variety of weapons and armored vehicles at Bucierz range, Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland.
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
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.
Montana JROTC Program Prepares Kids For Future
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
The ranching town of Lodge Grass, located on the eastern part of the Crow Indian Reservation, is host to the Lodge Grass High School Indians and its Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program.
Marines Conduct Weapons Live-Fire - SLTE 1-22
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines test and enhance their ability to command and control forces in a contested environment as they conduct weapons live-fire during Service Level Training Exercise 1-22.
USCG Patrol Boat With Seized Cocaine
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Station San Juan patrol boat with its crew in security positions carries seized cocaine following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel near Dorado, Puerto Rico.
Overcoming The Cycle
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Growing up in Western Kentucky, Liam Brooks learned the value of hard work and dedication from watching his parents create their American dream ... He decided to better himself by becoming a Marine.
NASA's Visions Of The Future
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
A look at NASA's fanciful, imagined adventures to real places that have been studied ... inspired by a series of travel posters.
Christmas Tree Lighting At Patterson AFB
Sun, 05 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Scenes of the 2021 Tree Lighting drive-thru event hosted by the 88th Force Support Squadron at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Families were able to drive-thru for get goody bags and hot chocolate from Santa’s elves with Santa waving to children in passing cars before parking to enjoy an up close visit to the lighted Christmas tree.
Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Vital To USA Security
Sun, 05 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
For decades, the United States has had electromagnetic spectrum superiority over adversaries in all domains. But that superiority can no longer be taken for granted. China and Russia have invested heavily in electromagnetic spectrum for themselves and deny it to others.
Marines Conducts Force-On-Force - NJ21
Sun, 05 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines conduct a force-on-force exercise focusing on coastal defense and counter-landing operations during Noble Jaguar 2021 (NJ21) at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
LCAC Approaches, Enters USS Makin Island
Sat, 04 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5 approaches and enters the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island in support of exercise Steel Knight 22.
Coalition VIRTUAL FLAG 22-1
Sat, 04 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Coalition VIRTUAL FLAG exercise 22-1 provided the U.S. Space Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, and four partner nations’ forces the unique opportunity to train in a complex and integrated live-virtual-constructive training exercise.
Soldiers Fire Tanks At Bucierz Range
Sat, 04 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Alpha Company (Orphans), 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, conducts a Platoon tank live-fire exercise at Bucierz Range, Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland.
AH-64 Apache Lands At HTA
Fri, 03 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Army 12th Combat Aviation Brigade AH-64 Apache helicopter lands at the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany to participate in Combined Resolve XVI.
Sailors From USS Shiloh Become Naturalized U.S. Citizens
Fri, 03 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Three proud sailors, originally from the Philipines, were naturalized as U.S. Citizens in a ceremony aboard the USS Shiloh in its Pilot House while pierside at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.
Pararescuemen Compete In 2021 PJ Rodeo
Fri, 03 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force pararescuemen from across the USA compete in multiple job oriented categories to determine a winner at the 2021 PJ Rodeo in Tucson, Arizona.
Santa Claus Passes Out Candy
Thu, 02 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
Santa Claus passes out candy during the tree lighting ceremony at the Mokapu Mall on Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
Son Carries On Father's Legacy
Thu, 02 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Col. Robert J. Kincaid Jr. turned this dream into a reality for his dad and is in the exact same spot that his father Col. (Ret.) Robert J. Kincaid Sr. was 18 years ago.
USS Harry S. Truman Departs NS Norfolk
Thu, 02 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) departs Naval Station Norfolk as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group’s (HSTCSG) deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.
Denali Under Blue Sky Reflection
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
A beautiful scenic view of Wonder Lake reflecting the snow covered 20,310 foot Denali, North America's tallest mountain, and other mountains among its range under a clear blue sky in Alaska.
Marine Corps Divesting To Meet The Future Threat
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Marine Corps has begun a multiyear process of divesting legacy equipment to increase force readiness, resiliency, mobility and lethality to support the future operating environment around the globe.
Amphibious Landing - UNITAS 2021
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - UNITAS and partner nations participate in a Peruvian led amphibious landing as part of UNITAS LXII in Salinas, Peru.
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