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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday
Mon, 17 Jan 202 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.
NASA DART Mission Launch
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
A SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying NASA’s first planetary defense test mission, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), launches from Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California with Guardians viewing it miles away.
Encouraging Young Students To Pursue STEM Careers
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Attracting young people to embrace education in STEM subjects ... science, technology, engineering and math ... and sparking their interest in STEM careers is critical to keeping the nation first in technology.
Army Yuma Proving Ground
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground is one of the largest military installations in the world with a mission to ensure the success and dependability of weapon systems and munitions used by American military forces.
Honoring Coast Guard's First African American Diver
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Ralph Berry, the first Coast Guard African American diver with Capt. Lamont Bazemore, Chief of Planning and Force Readiness for the Fifth Coast Guard District, during a ceremony honoring his service at Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
Naturalization Ceremony Virtually
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Applying for citizenship in the military, especially when stationed overseas, can be a grueling and extensive process ... The new virtual approach makes the process less burdensome for service members and their families during a naturalization ceremony.
WTI 1-22 - UH-1Y Fire In The Sky
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1), conduct an aerial gunnery range during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 1-22, near Yuma, Arizona.
U.S. Air Force Weapons School Takeoffs
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Pride inducing air power scenes showing aircraft taking off during a U.S. Air Force Weapons School Integration exercise at Nellis AFB, Nevada.
"Heroic Doc" Of Liberty Bridge - Vietnam War
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Navy corpsman Bobby Raya (24) was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his ultimate sacrifice going beyond self for country sake ... when on March 19, 1969 he charged into the melee of a North Vietnamese Army surprise attack at Marine combat base at Phu Loc 6 near An Hoa, Vietnam ... to render emergency aid to the mounting casualties while he was severely wounded.
Soldiers Helocast Into Mott Lake
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army 37th Brigade Engineer Battalion and 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade conduct a helocast into Mott Lake, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
USS Daniel Inouye Pearl Harbor Arrival
Sat, 27 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) sails through Pearl Harbor as Sailors man the rails.
Twin Brothers Define What Army Leadership Means
Sat, 27 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
For identical twin brothers, Sgt. Maj. Thomas (TJ) Baird and Lt. Col. Dereck Baird leadership takes desire and nobility to inspire ... with perspective critical.
FBI and Partners Target Online Drug Markets
Sat, 27 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
An international law enforcement effort targeting illegal drugs on the dark web resulted in 150 arrests and seizures of more than $31 million in 2021.
Thanksgiving Meal At Fort Bragg
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Senior Non Commissioned Officers and Senior Officers served Paratroopers lunch as part of the Thanksgiving tradition on U.S. Army Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
White Mountain Apache Native American Marine
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Hunter Barber uprooted his life at 20 to pursue an opportunity that was of greater importance than his comfortable and familiar lifestyle ... joining the Marines ... as a way to carry on his Native American heritage.
Marines Conduct Platoon Attacks - SLT1-22
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, conduct platoon attacks with multiple weapons on Range 410A during Service Level Training Exercise 1-22 (SLT1-22) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Thu, 25 Nov 2021 00;00:00 CST
USA Patriotism! wishes fellow Americans a safe and happy Thanksgiving ... as you celebrate it with loved ones ... in your own special way!
Thanksgiving Food For Families From Sunburst YCA
Thu, 25 Nov 2021 00;00:00 CST
Sunburst Youth Challenge Academy cadets packed 1,000 holiday meal kits full of canned goods and side dishes that will be included with frozen turkeys for handouts to families in need during Thanksgiving week.
Paratroopers Conduct Ops - ES21
Thu, 25 Nov 2021 00;00:00 CST
U.S. Army paratroopers conduct weapons live-fire and other combat operations during exercise Eagle Storm 21 (ES21) in the Croatian Army range "Eugene Kvaternick", Slunj.
Turkey Bowl 2021
Wed, 24 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
3d Transportation Battalion, 3d Marine Logistics Group (3d MLG) Marines conduct a Turkey Bowl, a series of physical events, to boost morale and camaraderie within the battalion on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan.
Advancing Cyber Warfare Training With Escape Room
Wed, 24 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Accelerating and changing the possibilities of learning, the U.S. Air Force 333rd Training Squadron implemented a new cyber escape room to test knowledge and sharpen the skillsets of cyber warfare students.
A-10 and F-35 Demo Teams - 2021 TLOA Air Show
Wed, 24 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
The A-10 and F-35 Demonstration Teams perform during the 2021 Thunder & Lightning Over Arizona (TLOA) Air Show at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
Shafer Canyon Overlook Stunning View
Tue, 23 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
A stunning view from Shafer Canyon Overlook showing the Shafer Trail switchbacks up the canyon's steep rugged front wall from its bottom that continues beyond the horizon between the towering canyon's side walls.
Warrior Toughness: Skills for Every Warfighter
Tue, 23 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Warrior Toughness training at Recruit Training Command develops toughness in Sailors throughout the Navy, enhancing their ability to focus and perform well under pressure.
Marines Conduct Infiltration Mission - NJ21
Tue, 23 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines conduct a 15-kilometer infiltration mission focusing on coastal defense and counter-landing operations across a distributed maritime environment during Noble Jaguar 2021 (NJ21).
Returning Dad Hugs His Kids
Mon, 22 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Commander Philip Baxa, operations officer aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20), emotionally hugs his flag carrying kids at the Base Seattle pier after returning from a 133-day deployment.
Lessons On Survivability
Mon, 22 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Senior leadership from across all brigades of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) came together for a day of professional development hosted by the division’s commanding general, Maj. Gen. JP McGee, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky during Operation Lethal Eagle.
USS Daniel Inouye Completes Maiden Voyage
Mon, 22 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Daniel Inouye transits Pearl Harbor and arrives at its home port Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
Blue Sky Flyby Of Full Moon
Sun, 21 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force UH-1N Iroquois assigned to the 459th Airlift Squadron conducts a training mission over Yokota Air Base, Japan with the moon in the blue sky background.
New Perspective, Appreciation Of Life At Sea
Sun, 21 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Holden L. Mesimer, a Marine Air-Ground Task Force planning specialist, has a new perspective of the life at sea by fellow Marines, including the limited amount of space they share.
Soldiers Secure Town, Combatants
Sun, 21 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers with 2-506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division secure a small town and subdue enemy combatants during Joint Readiness Training Center-Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Super Hornet Lands On USS Harry S. Truman
Sat, 20 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
A Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet, attached to the "Red Rippers" of Strike Fighter Squadron 11, lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.
A Veteran's Career Unimagined
Sat, 20 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Master Sgt. Lisa Espinoza could not have imagined the situations, opportunities, places she would travel and people her career would bring to her life when she joined the Air Force twenty years ago.
Marines Conduct MOUT - SLTE 1-22
Sat, 20 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines conduct Military Operations on Urban Terrain during Service Level Training Exercise 1-22 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.
Soldiers Test Grit, Toughness
Fri, 19 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army soldiers test their grit and toughness during a combatives event during Marne Week on Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Excelling Through Faith, Dedication, and Drive To Serve
Fri, 19 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
For Hospital Corpsman 1st Class David Cooley, a fifth-generation military member, he knew early on that the Navy was his destiny ... with being part of something bigger than himself and serving the nation seemed like the thing to do.
Coast Guard Rescue East Of Winyah Bay
Fri, 19 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin aircrew hoists the first of three people who required rescuing from a vessel taking on water 46 miles east of Winyah Bay, South Carolina.
Marine Corps Helos Train Over Colorado
Thu, 18 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
An AH-1Z Viper helicopter and two UH-1Y Venom helicopters assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 train in a cold-weather, high-altitude environment to increase proficiency in expeditionary advanced basing operations as they fly over Lamar, Colorado.
WWII Women Ordnance Worker Turns 100
Thu, 18 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
When Martha Wahe was born, the "War to end all Wars" and the Great Influenza outbreak were still fresh in people’s memories ... A century later, Wahe can look back on her long life and know that she made a difference.
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Changing
Thu, 18 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Like the speed of an advancing race car driver, the winds in the outermost "lane" of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot are accelerating ... a discovery only made possible by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, which has monitored the planet for more than a decade.
Alley Spring Autumn View
Wed, 17 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
An autumn scenic view of Alley Spring in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, as its cool waters flow through a spring branch for a half-mile before entering the Jacks Fork River.
Developing Better Decision Makers Through Wargaming
Wed, 17 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Incorporating history based wargaming in the training and education of leaders to better develop decisions against a thinking enemy was seen as an ideal for a learning continuum.
2021 Marine Corps Cherry Point Air Show
Wed, 17 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Performances and exhibitions at the 2021 Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Air Show including Aftershock Jet Fire Truck, Hubie Tolson, Mini Jet Air Shows, RJ Gritter, and more.
Nightly Nature's View Of Rocket's Lift Off
Tue, 16 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
A nightly nature's window view of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon lifting off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Rosie The Riveters Inspire Women of Today
Tue, 16 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
The "Rosie the Riveters" of World War II are an inspiration to all generations for their courage and commitment and for blazing the trail that changed the way women were viewed in the workforce.
NG Soldiers Fire Artillery - DF21
Tue, 16 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Illinois National Guard Soldiers train on artillery fire missions during exercise Dynamic Front 21 (DF21) Phase 2 at Polatli Training Area, Turkey.
WWII Coast Guard Veteran Hero Turns 100
Mon, 15 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Members of U.S. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi attend a birthday celebration for Michael J. Swierc, a decorated World War II Coast Guard veteran who turned 100.
The Sky Is No Limit!
Mon, 15 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
USCG Lt. Carolyn Mahoney recently flew an aircrew to Abbotsford International Airport in British Columbia, Canada to participate in the world’s largest diversity outreach that allows girls and boys an opportunity to engage with pilots and explore various civilian and military aircraft improvement of gender and cultural diversity in high-tech STEM fields.
JBA Honor Guard Mission
Mon, 15 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
An informative look at the Honor Guard's mission and training at Joint Base Andrews (JBA) in Maryland that includes ... flag folds, colors, rifle teams, and other missions to support military honors.
Simulated Aircraft Fire Training
Sun, 14 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Firefighters assigned to the Patrick Space Force Base Fire Department battle a simulated aircraft fire at Patrick Space Force Base, Florida.
Securing The Red Line and Beyond
Sun, 14 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
When the red flag billows at the 30th Security Forces Combat Arms Training and Maintenance section building, the safety’s off. That is to say at least, when the time comes for weapons qualifications.
Joint Maritime Forces - MALABAR 2021
Sun, 14 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Slow-motion view of ships and aircraft from the U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy, Indian Navy, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force participating in MALABAR 2021.
Veterans Day Read To Preschool Children
Sat, 13 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Iowa Air National Guard KC-135 pilot, Capt. Andrew Ter Haar reads the book, “Mission Complete Air Force, Go to Sleep” to a group of preschool children during story time at the Sioux Center, Iowa public library.
Connecting Cyberspace and Airspace
Sat, 13 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
The MDT is made up of a team of cyber and communication professionals designated to defend a specific aircraft, preventing adversaries from invading the airspace and manipulating aircraft data.
WTI 1-22 - Day Battle Drills
Sat, 13 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines conduct battle drills with aerial and vehicle interdiction operations during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 1-22, at K-9 Village, near Yuma Proving Grounds, Yuma, Arizona.
Veterans Day Full Honors Wreath-Laying
Fri, 12 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. participates in a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as part of the National Veterans Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery.
NPS Students Take Top Honors In NavalX Challenge
Fri, 12 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
The core purpose of 2021 NavalX Agility Summit Challenge is to gather, present and refine ideas, methods and capabilities that will contribute to making unmanned systems a trusted and sustainable part of the Naval force.
USCG Cutter Healy Arrives In Baltimore
Fri, 12 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) arrives in Baltimore for a port call following its recent transit of the Arctic’s Northwest Passage.
Veterans Day 2021
Thu, 11 Nov 2021 00:00:00 CST
The theme for Veterans Day 2021 poster is centered on the centennial commemoration of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Located at Arlington National Cemetery, the Tomb was initially dedicated by the Army on Armistice Day, November 11, 1921.
Americans Answer Call To Arms During World War I
Thu, 11 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
World War I, which lasted from July 28, 1914 to Nov. 11, 1918, at one time was known as the Great War or "the war to end all wars", because not many could have imagined an even bloodier global conflict ... World War II ... would occur just two decades later.
Paratroopers Mass Jump At Ginkelse Heide
Thu, 11 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army and partner nation paratroopers participate in a mass jump event at Ginkelse Heide drop zone, Netherlands.
Marine Corps' 246th Birthday
Wed, 10 Nov 2021 17:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Jorge L. Ortiz observes Capt. Zachery Ybarra cut the Marine Corps' 246th Birthday cake, during VMFAT-501’s cake-cutting ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina.
Firing First XM-1147 AMP Round
Wed, 10 Nov 2021 17:00:00 CST
Two crews from Crazy Horse Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division made armor history at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona, a testing and training complex first developed by Gen. George Patton.
WTI 1-22 - Live-Fire Close Air Support
Wed, 10 Nov 2021 17:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps infantrymen with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment,1st Marine Division, conduct a live fire close air support exercise during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 1-22, at Yodaville, near Yuma, Arizona.
USS Billings Sailor Fires Machine Gun
Tue, 09 Nov 2021 00;00:00 CST
U.S. Navy Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Manuel Iduate fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Billings (LCS 15).
Marine Corps Family Exudes Sacrifice, Perseverance
Tue, 09 Nov 2021 00;00:00 CST
Serving as dual-military Marines with a family in demanding Fleet Marine Force assignments overseas requires sacrifice, perseverance, strength, and teamwork to be successful ... that Lt. Col. Christie Everett and Lt. Col. Brian Everett have done with flying colors.
Barksdale Airmen Demo Air Readiness
Tue, 09 Nov 2021 00;00:00 CST
Airmen at Barksdale Airbase located in Louisiana demonstrate air readiness with B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers.
This Town
Mon, 08 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Creed Fisher's inspiring "This Town" song/video ... is a heartfelt reminder of what occurs throughout the USA ... even if it doesn't make the local news ... while underscoring ... being a proud American and honoring Her brave, honorable active troops and the veterans before them!
Final Salute To Gen. (ret.) Colin Powell
Mon, 08 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Members of an Armed Forces Body Bearer Team render a final salute to Gen. (ret.) Colin Powell at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
FBI and Partners Target Online Drug Markets
Mon, 08 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
In a conference room space used by the partner agencies that form the Joint Criminal Opioid and Darknet Enforcement team, an FBI analyst is examining the online marketplaces that have made it possible for users to get potentially deadly drugs delivered to their doors.
Marines' Boat Raid At Red Beach
Mon, 08 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, I Marine Expeditionary Force, participate in a boat raid course at Red Beach, Camp Pendleton, California.
Fox Marines Graduate
Sun, 07 Nov 2021 17:00:00 CST
New Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion during graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. Platoons marched in formation past the reviewing center rendering honors to the parade reviewing officers.
Chapel Dog Helps Connect, Comfort People
Sun, 07 Nov 2021 17:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Chapel dog Maverick, a Siberian Husky, is part mascot, motivator, and therapy dog that puts people at ease.
Paratroopers Conduct Sniper Ops - ES21
Sun, 07 Nov 2021 17:00:00 CST
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to Scout Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct sniper operations with M110, XM2010 and M107 - 50 cal. rifles during exercise Eagle Storm 21 (ES21) in the Croatian Army range “Eugene Kvaternick”, Slunj.
Point Imperial Painted Desert Overlook
Sat, 06 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Point Imperial, the highest point on the Grand Canyon's North Rim at 8,803 feet (2,683 meters), overlooks the Painted Desert and the eastern end of the canyon that transforms ... as the narrow walls of Marble Canyon, visible only as a winding gash, open dramatically to become "grand".
The Power of Navy Medicine
Sat, 06 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
As Navy Medicine’s regional command responsible for medical personnel working in 10 military hospitals from San Diego to Okinawa, and eight medical research and development commands, Naval Medical Forces Pacific’s military and civilian staff have been at the forefront in support of Navy and Marine Corps units throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
USS Carter Hall Returns To Homeport
Sat, 06 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Navy Dock Landing Ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) returns to its homeport of Joint Base Little Creek Fort Story with loved ones waiting to greet their sailors.
U.S. Biathlon Rifle Practice At CEATS
Fri, 05 Nov 2021 01:00:00 CST
Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers who are members of the U.S. Biathlon team dry fire Biathlon rifles during a practice session at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site (CEATS) in Jericho, Vermont.
Soldier Serves To Unlock Potential
Fri, 05 Nov 2021 01:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Spc. Yacob Warsame decided to join the military, because he saw it as an opportunity to gain technical computer skills before studying the subject in college ... Warsame said the experience of failing and then trying again helped him tap into inner-resources he did not think he possessed.
WTI 1-22 - AOD Close Air Support
Fri, 05 Nov 2021 01:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Air Officer Department (AOD) demonstrate close air support capabilities, during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 1-22 at Observation Point Sunkist, Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California.
Honoring Fallen MWD
Thu, 04 Nov 2021 01:00:00 CST
U.S. Space Force Security Forces Squadron hold a memorial ceremony for a fallen military working dog (MWD) stationed at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado.
A Lifetime Of Public Service
Thu, 04 Nov 2021 01:00:00 CST
Mississippi Highway Patrol Academy Lt. Col. Thomas E Tuggle II credits his mother for laying the foundation for his success that he would later build upon throughout his time in the Marine Corps and the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Soldiers Rappel - GTA Air Assault Course
Thu, 04 Nov 2021 01:00:00 CST
U.S. Soldiers assigned to various units from all over Europe rappel during an air assault course at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA), Germany.
B-1B Lancer Middle East Presence Patrol
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer flies non-stop over the Persian Gulf on a presence patrol above the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility.
Celebrating 'National Veterans and Military Families Month'
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Defense Department recognizes that 3 million military family members have important roles to play in supporting a strong and ready force ... and honors those who make it possible.
Airmen Extinguish Vehicle Fires
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Airmen with the U.S. Air Force 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services train to extinguish vehicle fires at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
Women's American Pride Tops
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 16:30:00 CST
The Women's American Pride Tops section is now available at the USA Gifts store!
Women's American Pride Leggings
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 16:30:00 CST
The Women's American Pride Leggings section is now available at the USA Gifts store!
Dragon Vale Trick Or Treat
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Children trick or treat at U.S. Navy Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo’s (CFAS) Dragon Vale housing area on Halloween.
Volunteering To Honor With Dignity
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Handpicked to serve as a member of the USAF Honor Guard, my standards of conduct and level of professionalism must be above reproach ... Obligated by my oath, I am constantly driven to excel by a deep devotion to duty and a strong sense of dedication.
Tartan Eagle 21 - Phase One
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
British Royal Marines ... assisted by U.S. Marines ... review and conduct close-quarters battle techniques during exercise Tartan Eagle 21 (Phase ) on Iams Range at Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, Chesapeake, Virginia.
All American Haunted Lane
Mon, 01 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army paratroopers and families walk at the All American Haunted Lane event on Fort Bragg, NC that includes a haunted trail and trick or treating opportunities.
Growing Up On The Sea
Mon, 01 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sailors sometimes join the Navy as a tradition or to find new experiences. In the case of Operations Specialist Seaman Jordan Massey, his father’s 20-plus years of naval experience reflected onto him in the best of ways.
USS Carl Vinson Flight Ops In Philippine Sea
Mon, 01 Nov 2021 08:00:00 CST
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) conducts day and night flight operations in the Philippine Sea over several days.
Trunk Or Treat
Sun, 31 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Excited Halloween dressed children receive candy in a drive-by during the 7th Annual Red Ribbon Trunk or Treat at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona.
Soldier Called To Serve
Sun, 31 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Being of service can mean different things for different people. For some, volunteering on the weekends is their call to action and for others, like Maj. Shawn Scott, the executive officer for 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, being of service meant joining the Army.
Soldiers Show Sniper Skills - IPACC 21
Sun, 31 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, silently show their skills as snipers with the only sound coming from the rifle being fired during the Indo-Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (IPACC) at U.S. Army Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Cottonwoods, Sand Dunes Autumn View
Sat, 30 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
An amazing autumn view of rustic, gold cottonwood trees with the Great Sand Dunes and snow covered 13,414 foot Cleveland Peak in the background as seen by a hiker from the Montville Nature Trail.
Gung-Ho Lance Corporal William Miller
Sat, 30 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal William Miller received the Corporals Course 1-22 Gung-Ho award for being the best possessed with intellectual honesty and moral courage to put aside self-interest for the good of his unit along with the tenacity and self-discipline in keeping with what is known as the avenger spirit.
Recon Marines MOUT Training
Sat, 30 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Force Recon Company, 2d Reconnaissance Battalion, 2d Marine Division, conduct military operations on urban terrain training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Halloween Gamma Ray Ghouls
Fri, 29 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Be aware of what lies beyond our earthly skies above with the hope that ... gamma ray ghouls ... never find their devastating way here ... as it could be an extinction event!
Extreme Couponing: Criminal Edition
Fri, 29 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
During a search of Lori Ann Talens' home, agents found thousands of counterfeit coupons, rolls of coupon paper, and coupon designs for more than 13,000 products on her computer.
Future Of NASA
Fri, 29 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
NASA’s future will continue to be a story of human exploration, science, engineering and technology. Working together, we define the future, achieve the impossible and discover the unknown.
Non-Compliant Vessel Interdiction Training
Thu, 28 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 45-foot response boat–medium crew conducts non-compliant vessel (NCV) training near South Padre Island, Texas to maintain readiness for response to the high number of Mexican Lancha interdictions.
Proud Serving As An American Woman
Thu, 28 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Air Force Lt. Col. Lisa Guzman casually strolled into a crowded auditorium when the sudden eruption of music, “American Woman, stay away from me!” rang out over the speakers ... She teared up as she recalled the celebration her Wingmen planned when she finally became a U.S. citizen.
Soldiers Conduct Support By Fire - IPACC 21
Thu, 28 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers conduct support by fire during live-fire rehearsals associated with the 25th ID Capabilities Exercise (CAPEX) that demonstrates the full range of combat power local to 25th ID.
Cheyenne Mountain SFS 'Boulder' Entry Sign
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station, Colorado, updated its 'boulder located base entry sign to reflect its name in honor of the new military branch, the U.S. Space Force.
Navy Spouse's Project Runway Dream
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Growing up as the eldest child in a family of six, designer Katie Kortman, a military spouse onboard Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, finds herself reminiscing about her love affair with fine art, design, and the ever-expanding world of fashion.
Golden Gate Parade Of Ships- SFFW 2021
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships transit under the Golden Gate Bridge during San Francisco Fleet Week (SFFW) 2021 parade of ships.
MWD Detains Intruder During Riot
Tue, 26 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Colin Schwier, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, holds MWD Edy as they watch a fellow airman secure an intruder detained by Edy in the flightline during a simulated riot for Samurai Readiness Inspection at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
Project Origin RCV Joins JRTC Rotation
Tue, 26 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
In an historic first, U.S. Army Soldiers integrated a Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) surrogate into the opposing force during a recent rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana.
USMC Silent Drill Platoon In Hawaii
Tue, 26 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon rehearse aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii for their performance during a ceremony commemorating Patriots’ Day.
USS Germantown Arrives At New Homeport
Mon, 25 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) arrives in San Diego for a scheduled homeport shift from Sasebo, Japan.
Marines On Parris Island 130 Years
Mon, 25 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
On June 26, 1891, a Marine guard consisting of one sergeant, two corporals, and ten privates were assigned to Port Royal, thus establishing the first Marine posting ... Today, Parris Island graduates 18,000 Marines each year.
Paratroopers Fire M119 Howitzer
Mon, 25 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Paratroopers fire a M119 105mm howitzer during a live-fire exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Paratroopers Secure Village For High Value Target
Sun, 24 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Scenes of U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment infiltrating a village to secure the area for a high value target evacuation mission in an urban environment.
DLALM Employees Honored For Efforts In Long-Running Fraud Case
Sun, 24 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Four Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime (DLALM) employees were honored recently for their efforts in tracking a decades-long scheme by a New Orleans businessman to defraud the Department of Defense of millions of dollars. a decades-long scheme to defraud the Department of Defense of millions of dollars.
48FW Blue and Gold Flight Ops
Sun, 24 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force 48th Fighter Wing Blue and Gold squadron F-15C Eagles and F-15E Strike Eagles rip into the sky for another day of flying and routine training at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.
Sniper's Eye Sights Rifle On Target
Sat, 23 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
A Reconnaissance Marine assigned to the All Domain Reconnaissance Detachment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, sights in with an M40A6 sniper rifle with a focused eye during a live-fire sniper range at the Northern Range Complex, Kuwait.
Security Forces Airman Embodies Warrior Ethos
Sat, 23 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Cornelius is the embodiment of the warrior ethos that an Air Force career like security forces demands every day ... and more than just being a warrior on the surface.
Marines Conduct Live-Fire Scenarios - K21
Sat, 23 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines conduct live-fire scenarios with various mounted weaponry using armored vehicles over the course of two days during Exercise Koolendong 21 (K21) at Bradshaw Field Training Area, NT, Australia.
Autumn Beauty Abounds At Telaquana Lake
Fri, 22 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Alaskan autumn colors abound in a spectacular nature view of trees dressed in yellow, orange and green leaves above the crimson ground near the blue waters of Telaquana Lake with the Neacola Mountains in the background under cloudy skies in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.
Twin Officers Serve On USS George H.W. Bush
Fri, 22 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Shifflet twins, one assigned to Reactor Department aboard GHWB and one assigned to VFA-103 “Jolly Rogers,” a part of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, are working together to get the USS George H.W. Bush and the airwing ready for deployment.
USS Carl Vinson Multiple Carrier Strike Group Ops
Fri, 22 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Ships transit the Philippine Sea during a multinational exercise with Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The integrated at-sea operations brought together more than 15,000 Sailors across six nations.
USCG Cutter Healy Arrives In Boston Harbor
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB  20) arrives in Boston harbor after it recently completed a transit of the Arctic Northwest Passage with crew involved in a variety missions including with partner nations.
The Family That Warfights Together, Stays Together
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Many understand the idea that when one joins a military unit, they essentially become part of a family. That figurative idea became very literal for Spc. Emma Brown when her first duty assignment was with the same unit where her father, Maj. David Brown, served as a plans officer.
Bradley Fighting Vehicle Gunnery At DPTA
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Bradley Fighting Vehicle crew members of Charlie Company “Fighting Aces” conduct table six gunnery qualifications to maintain readiness at Konotop range, Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area (DPTA), Poland.
Battle of the Badge Combatives
Wed, 20 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
A 21st Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter and 21st Security Forces Squadron defender participate in the combative portion of the security forces challenge during the Battle of the Badge competition at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado.
New Combat Marksmanship Coaches Reserve Course
Wed, 20 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Marines attending the Combat Marksmanship Coaches Reserve Course Fiscal Year 21 participated in one of the first iterations of the Marine Corps’ new Annual Rifle Qualification to qualify as Combat Marksmanship Coaches at Marine Corps Base Quantico.
Mechanized Infantry Assault - Koolendong 21
Wed, 20 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
A helmet camera view from a U.S. Marine participating with his fellow Marines in a mechanized infantry assault with Australian Army soldiers during Exercise Koolendong 2021 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, NT, Australia.
Branson Veterans Week - A Patriotic Must
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
The annual Veterans Week in Branson, Missouri ... November 5-11 ... is a ... patriotic must experience that honors military veterans and active service members at every live show including special honor shows and other events.
Airmen Volunteer At VA Stand Down
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Airman volunteer with the community to serve other Veterans during the 2021 Veterans Affairs (VA) Stand Down at Pioneer Park Civic Center in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Lifelong Furry Companion Battle Partner
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joseph Tejada had a connection with his military working dog Sam that made them an inseparable duo with a bond no time or distance could ever break.
Navy Ceremonial Guard Performs At Larimer Square
Mon, 18 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sailors assigned to U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard 'Drill Team Platoon' perform at Larimer Square in Denver, Colorado during Denver Navy Week.
USCG New Cutter Named After Hero, NFL Great
Mon, 18 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Coast Guard commissioned the USCGC Emlen Tunnell (WPC 1145), Patrol Forces Southwest Asia's fourth 154-foot Sentinel-class cutter. The cutter was named after hero and football great Emlen Tunnell, who was the first African American inducted into the Pro-Football Hall of Fame.
USCG Medevacs Injured Person From Fishing Vessel
Mon, 18 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 45-foot Response Boat–Medium crew medevac an injured crew member 9 miles off San José Island, Texas.
2021 National Police Week - Washington D.C.
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Scenes associated with the 2021 National Police Week (NPW) at the Blue Mass and a memorial wreath at FBI headquarters ... that paid tribute to the 37 law enforcement officers from the D.C. area who died in the line of duty in 2019 and 2020.
Airman's Heritage Fortifies Service
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
For Senior Airman Teresa Guzman personal heritage is something to celebrate, both in and out of uniform. Guzman is an active member of the SJAFB Hispanic Heritage Committee. And while born in New Jersey, she is Puerto Rican.
National Museum USAF - 4th Bldg, Space Gallery
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
An up close encompassing drone view of the aircraft and spacecraft in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force 4th Building / Space Gallery including the Gemini space capsule, interior of a space shuttle, and rockets.
Soldier Aims AT-4 Rocket Launcher
Sat, 16 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army soldier Spc. Figley aims an AT-4 Rocket Launcher as he practices operating it during the train-up week for the Expert Infantry Badge and Expert Soldier Badge on North Fort Lewis.
From Communist Suppression To Freedom
Sat, 16 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sharon Nicholas, a scientist at Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Division for more than 20 years, endured many challenges while growing up in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
Marines Live-Fire Howitzer - Koolendong 21
Sat, 16 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines of Gun 5, Mike Battery, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment (Reinforced), Marine Rotational Force-Darwin conduct live-fire using an M777A2 Howitzer during Exercise Koolendong at Bradshaw Field Training Area, NT, Australia.
Marines Fire M777 Howitzer
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 12th Marines fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a fire support coordination exercise of Bougainville II at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii.
Serving To Represent Homeland, Voice Of Unheard
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Saipan native U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Welington David intends to keep serving until he can’t anymore ... "just so I can be a representation of my homeland, the voice of those who cannot be heard, and an advocate for everybody who needs somebody."
USS Alaska Returns To Kings Bay
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Alaska (SSBN 732) Gold Crew returns to its homeport at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia, following a strategic deterrent patrol.
Little Devils Stairs Overlook In Fall
Thu, 14 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
An amazing fall overlook view from the heavily trafficked Shenandoah National Park's Little Devils Stairs Loop trail that is a beautiful scenic 7.4-mile journey within the quiet forest.
Strongest Bonds Built Through Hardship, Uncertainty
Thu, 14 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Some of the strongest bonds are those built through hardship and times of uncertainty ... as shared between Marine Corps Sergeants Adilene Sanchez and Brittany Guadalupe.
Army 2-34th Armored Regiment Sniper Selection
Thu, 14 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, holds a rigorous sniper selection at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland.
Joint Maritime Law Enforcement, Security Ops
Wed, 13 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Multiple USA and Canadian partner agencies planned and executed four large-scale interagency, bi-national operations throughout the 2021 summer with the primary goal to deter illicit activities in the region throughout the Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, and Strait of Juan de Fuca.
DTRA Partners In Panama To Counter-Weapons Of Mass Destruction
Wed, 13 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is supporting Panama in developing Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear capabilities that is focused on the security of the Panama Canal that enhances the safety, security of the United States.
Community Day During Koolendong 21
Wed, 13 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines and Australian Army soldiers host a community day for Timber Creek locals at Nackeroo Airfield, NT, Australia ... allowing them to explore many of the equipment and vehicle assets utilized during Exercise Koolendong.
USAF B-1B Lancer Lands At RAF Fairford
Tue, 12 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron lands at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom.
Helping Satellites See Arctic Greening With Boots On The Ground
Tue, 12 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Arctic is warming nearly twice as fast as other regions on Earth, and the impacts ... reach most deeply into places such as the Brooks Range in Alaska., where Arctic tundra ... a harsh, treeless ecosystem where mostly small plants grow ... has become increasingly greener.
USCGC Healy Conducts Oceanographic Research Missions
Tue, 12 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) crew operates and conducts oceanographic research missions near Umanak Fjord, Greenland.
A Proud American
Tue, 12 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Oftentimes, we are just too busy here in America to notice our blessings, our abundance and His greatness, so I wrote the song, A Proud American ... as a reminder to slow down, reflect and praise God for all we have.
Navy Officers' Happy Return To Loved Ones
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Navy officers meet their loved ones upon returning to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan from completing a 5th and 7th Fleet deployment, embarked aboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).
Patriotism Soaring Through The Air
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Skydiver, Kent Lane has completed more than 12,000 jumps in his career ... flying and presenting Old Glory to people who really appreciate the patriotism.
Eliminating Opposition At Kunsan AB
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force 8th Security Forces eliminate an opposition force in foggy conditions during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea.
Stinger Missile Launches From New M-SHORAD
Sun, 10 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Army 5th Battalion, 4th ADAR became the first Army unit to live-fire the Maneuver Short Range Air Defense system (M-SHORAD) with Stinger missiles at the tactical unit level and the first-ever to live-fire the system in Europe.
100th Birthday For WWII Veteran's Dedicated Wife
Sun, 10 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Fran Harris, now one of the world’s few centenarians, was honored on her100th birthday for her dedication to helping the men and women serving alongside her husband in the military as a Marine in WWII and then serving in the Air Force.
Marines Conduct Mechanized Raid, Beach Extraction
Sun, 10 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division execute a mechanized raid, and beach extraction during a mechanized boat raid course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
F-35B Lands At MCAS Camp Pendleton
Sat, 09 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Marine F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, lands at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton.
SEAL Team 1 Pays Tribute To Its First Commanding Officer
Sat, 09 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
The crashing waves, sandy beach, and fresh ocean breeze set the stage to reflect on the legacy and historic career of the late Capt. David “Dave” Del Giudice, SEAL Team 1’s first-ever commanding officer.
USS Montpelier Returns To Homeport
Sat, 09 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Montpelier (SSN 765) returns to Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut to waiting loved ones after a four-month deployment.
Amazing View From Centennial Totem Pole
Fri, 08 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
An amazing nature view from the Centennial Totem Pole in the Sitka National Historical Park along the hiking trail surrounded by the coastal rainforest as it peers out beyond the shoreline of the Pacific Ocean with coastal mountains to its left.
Service To Country Is Sometimes A Family Affair
Fri, 08 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Each time the decision had to be made for Col. Steven Carozza to stay in the Army, he and his wife, Denise, have included their children in the decision.
Soldiers Qualify On M240 MG At DPTA
Fri, 08 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, conduct qualification of the M240 machine gun at Studnica Range, Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland.
U.S. Coast Guard Honor Graduates 2021
Thu, 07 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Proud recruits who are among those selected in 2021 as Honor Graduates for their recruit company upon completion of a basic training session at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May.
Family Isn't Always Blood
Thu, 07 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Marine Corps veteran Mark McIntyre will be overwhelmed with emotion when he watches his adopted son, Deondre, walks across the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island parade field in Dress Blues and graduates as a Marine.
Marines Conduct Deliberate Attack - Super Squad 21
Thu, 07 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct a deliberate attack on Range 800 for Super Squad 21 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Liberty Wing Aircraft Honor Battle Of Britain Day
Wed, 06 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Two U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles and a F-15C Eagle fly in a missing man formation in honor of Battle of Britain Day over RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom that commemorates the largest German attack on Britain during World War II.
Coast Guard TCCM Company Commander Leads By Example
Wed, 06 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Although Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Cody Roberts had only been a company commander for a little over a year at Training Center Cape May, it was no surprise that he was selected as company commander of the quarter so soon.
Grim Reapers' Aircraft Takeoffs - AL21-2
Wed, 06 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force 493rd Fighter Squadron with the 48th Fighter Wing operates out of RAF Leeming conducting aircraft take offs during Agile Liberty 21-2 (AL21-2).
Naval Base Guam Active Threat Scenario
Tue, 05 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Naval Base Guam’s Navy Security Forces simulate an active threat scenario at the Navy Exchange Main Store on Naval Base Guam as part of Exercise Citadel Pacific 2021 (CP-21).
Raise The Woof
Tue, 05 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Teamwork is defined as the work and activity of many persons who individually contribute toward the efficiency of the whole by the number of individuals... whether they be human or any other species.
Carl Vinson CSG Transits Philippine Sea With JMSDF
Tue, 05 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (VINCSG) transits the Philippine Sea with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Murasame-class destroyer JS Ikazuchi (DD 107) and Kongo-class guided-missile destroyer JS Chokai (DDG 176) in formation.
Soldiers Drag Smiling Casualty
Mon, 04 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army soldiers of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command drag a fellow 'smiling' soldier playing a wounded during a tactical casualty combat care training class at Fort Knox.
Now A U.S. Citizen, Airman Continues Rising To Challenge
Mon, 04 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Due to the challenges of now U.S. citizen Airman 1st Class Maria Moskvichova faced, she helps other Airmen to more easily navigate this life-changing milestone ... already assisting eight fellow Airmen gaining U.S. citizenship.
Marines Conduct Live-Fire Activities - Super Squad 21
Mon, 04 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines conduct an unknown distance range with weapons live-fired and assisting combat casualties during Super Squad 21 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Marines Conduct Platoon Attacks
Sun, 03 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines conduct platoon live-fire attacks on enemy positions at Range 410A at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California to enhance integrated operations in contested environments.
All-Navy Wrestler Aims To Become World Champion
Sun, 03 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Navy ICE2 Austin Craig lives his life in pursuit of two goals ... to recruit only the most qualified individuals that he would proudly serve side-by-side with and to be an Olympic World Champion Wrestler one day.
USCG Aircrew Rescues People, Dog
Sun, 03 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Facility Newport crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescued three people and a dog after the commercial fishing vessel 'Royal' sank 45 miles off Lincoln City, Oregon.
Death Canyon Amazing Trail View
Sat, 02 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
An amazing nature view of the rugged walled Death Canyon looking up from the rock-lined hiker trail surrounded by lush greenery at the Grand Teton National Park.
Volunteers Strengthen Communities
Sat, 02 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
Volunteers serve as the heartbeat of a community, enriching it with much-needed support and contributions that affect the lives of many.
Landsat 9 Near-Polar, Sun Sync Orbit Launch
Sat, 02 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launches with the NASA Launch Program Landsat 9 observatory satellite, placing it into a near-polar, sun-synchronous orbit to continue the 50 year monitoring of Earth’s land and coastal regions.
Aircraft Rescue Firefighting
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Space Force 460th Civil Engineering Squadron firefighters battle a simulated blaze during Aircraft Rescue Firefighting training at Buckley Space Force Base, Colorado.
USMC Emily Zamudio Trailblazing Through Glass Ceilings
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
In a matter of months, U.S. Marine Pfc. Emily Zamudio has made history not once, but twice, inspiring young girls and women throughout the United States that they can do whatever they set their mind to.
Marines Assault Trenches - Super Squad 21
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, assault a series of trenches live-firing their weapons in coordinated effort during the Super Squad 21 competition on Range 800 at Camp Pendleton.
NASA Landsat 50th Anniversary Mural
Thu, 30 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
A mural celebrating the 50 years of the Landsat mission is seen in Lompoc, California the day after the Landsat 9 satellite, a joint NASA/U.S. Geological Survey mission, was launched into orbit ... continuing the 50 year legacy of monitoring Earth’s land and coastal regions.
Concept Of Integrated Deterrence Is Call To Action
Thu, 30 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III called deterrence the cornerstone of defense to make sure U.S. adversaries know that the risk of aggression is out of line with any conceivable benefit.
Aircraft Sunset, Twilight Take Offs - RF 21-3
Thu, 30 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sunset, twilight take offs by a KC-46 Pegasus, EC-130 Compass Call, B-52 Stratofortress, E-3 Sentry; EA-18 Growler, F-35 Lightning II and F-22 Raptor during Red Flag (RF) 21-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
USCGC Resolute Interdicts 183 Haitian Migrants
Wed, 29 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Resolute interdicts a Haitian sail freighter in Northern Haiti with 183 Haitians attempting to sail to the United States. The vessel was dangerously overloaded, had no navigation equipment, and had only a handful of life jackets.
Landsat 9 Continues A Legacy of 50 Years
Wed, 29 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
With the new Landsat 9 spacecraft now in orbit, the satellite joins Landsat 8 in orbit with mages from Landsat 9 being added to nearly 50 years of free and publicly available data from the mission.
CAW2 Flight Ops Aboard USS Carl Vinson
Wed, 29 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing 2 (CAW2) conduct flight operations aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as it transits the Philippine Sea at an undisclosed location.
Airmen Conduct Phase II Readiness Exercise
Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Airmen from 75th Security Forces Squadron conduct a phase II readiness exercise at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The scenes include the airmen performing ... a "Shoot, Move, Communicate" drill; convoy operations; fire fighting at the aircraft fire simulator; and, mock ordnance inspection.
Freedom ... That’s The Best Part!
Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Airman 1st Class Komalpreet Saini, a personnel specialist with the 158th Fighter Wing, was unaware that he could join the U.S. military when he immigrated to the United States from Saini, India in 2016.
Marines Conduct Ambush - Super Squad 21
Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps rifle squads with 3d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conduct an ambush maneuver with live-fire during Super Squad 21 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
AH-1Z Viper Flight Deck Takeoff
Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Navy sailor guides an AH-1Z Viper helicopter attached to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167 during take-off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge.
For Country and Family ... Not Self!
Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Many heroes from World War II and other wars, who survived to live and enjoy the blessed gifts going forward while remaining silent about their individual military endeavors and any medals won ... has kept our beloved USA the land of the free ... allowing all to enjoy and express ... that would never have been ... if it wasn't for their brave actions for country and family ... not self! (Video associated with article.)
Soldiers Fire M1A2 Abrams Battle Tank
Sun, 26 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Soldiers from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, fire tank rounds at the live-fire accuracy screening test to zero their M1A2 Abrams Battle Tank at Fort Carson, Colorado.
Navy Cross Recipient Joe Marquez - Fight For Peleliu
Sun, 26 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Despite severe wounds, Corpsman Joe Marquez dragged himself over the rough and difficult terrain of the tiny coral island in the Central Pacific called Peleliu to aid his comrades ... Marquez was awarded the Navy Cross in 1945 for his heroics, becoming the first Mexican-American Hospital Corpsman to receive this honor.
Wet Gap Crossing - YS21
Sun, 26 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army soldiers conduct a critical engineer task wet gap crossing as part of Yakima Strike 21 on the Columbia River that enables U.S. forces to provide maximum support to both military and humanitarian mobility operations.
Mortar System Fist Bump
Sat, 25 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Marine fist bumps a boy focusing on a M252 81mm mortar system display as fellow Marines watch during community day at Robertson Barracks, Darwin, NT, Australia.
West Point Dedicates Monument To Buffalo Soldiers
Sat, 25 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Military Academy at West Point continued honoring the Buffalo Soldiers’ legacy by unveiling a sculpted monument at Buffalo Soldier Field.
Marines Fire Stinger Missiles At Onslow Beach
Sat, 25 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines fire FIM-92 Stinger Missiles at drones during a training exercise on Onslow Beach at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
Terrace Spring Stunning View
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
A colorful stunning view of foggy rapids in the Terrace Spring runoff channel with snow covered hills in the background in Yellowstone National Park. The warm rushing water is created by a small grouping of thermal features.
Visionary Tech Concepts Could Pioneer Future In Space
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
NASA missions make it seem like the future is now ... rovers exploring Mars with cutting-edge gadgets, a spacecraft venturing home with an asteroid sample, and a complex space telescope peering at the early universe. Then there is the next big thing.
Coast Guard Medevacs Charter Fisherman
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
A Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevacs a charter fisherman experiencing distressed medical symptoms 57 miles off Westport.
Recruits Graduate Coast Guard Boot Camp
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Bravo-201 company recruits proudly graduate from U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May after completing basic training.
U.S. Marine Corps Views New Ship-Killing System
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
A Navy Marine Expeditionary Ship Interdiction System (NMESIS) launches a Naval Strike Missile aboard Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, Hawaii that hits a naval target ship that is more than 100 nautical miles away.
Gunship Legacy Flight At EAA AirVenture 2021
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
An Air Force AC-47 Spooky and AC-130J Ghostrider conduct a gunship legacy flight during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 around Wittman Regional Airport, Wisconsin.
Thunderbirds High Show Demo At 2021 RAR
Wed, 22 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Members of the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds perform a high show demonstration at Thunderbirds Perform A High Show Demo at 2021 Reno Air Races.
Protecting Nuclear Weapons, Space Assets
Wed, 22 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S.Defense Department relies on nuclear-armed bombers, submarines and intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as space-based sensors, to provide a strategic deterrence umbrella ... However, sensitive microelectronics used in these assets could be vulnerable to high levels of ionizing radiation.
Marines Conduct Air Assault At Camp Pendleton
Wed, 22 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S Marines conduct challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces on an air assault course at Camp Pendleton.
USNS Wally Schirra Replenishes USS ESSEX
Tue, 21 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
The dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the amphibious assault ship USS Essex.
Space Force Supports Historic Inspiration4 Mission
Tue, 21 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Inspiration4 is the first to launch four exclusively private citizens into space, who spent three days orbiting the earth.
USS Monterey and USS Mitscher Return Home
Tue, 21 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) returned home to Naval Station Norfolk following a nine-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.
Paratroopers Conduct Combined Arms Live-Fire
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division engage in a Combined Arms Live-Fire Exercise (CALFEX) on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Airman Awarded Bronze Star For Heroics In Afghanistan
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas Williams earned the Bronze Star Medal for his meritorious achievement while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force at Forward Operating Base Oqab, Kabul, Afghanistan.
Marines Seize Nackeroo Airfield - EL21
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Company B., 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment (Reinforced), Marine Rotational Force - Darwin, are flown in by MV-22B Ospreys to seize Nackeroo airfield during Exercise Loobye 21 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, NT, Australia.
New U.S. Marines!
Sun, 19 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
New U.S. Marines of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, stand at attention before giving the guidons to their drill instructors during a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.
Building STEM Connections Brick By Brick
Sun, 19 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
FIRST® Lego® League (FLL) may sound like child’s play, but FLL participants are serious about building Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) connections brick by brick.
USBP Agents Rescue Drowning Man
Sun, 19 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
United States Border Patrol Agents rescue a drowning man who was caught in a rip current near Imperial Beach, California.
Youghiogheny River At Swallow Falls
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail path right below Swallow Falls along the rushing Youghiogheny River within the shallow canyon caused be the impressive effects of its water carving its way through the rock with luscious green trees on both sides.
A Life In The Skies
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Erin Allen, a pilot with 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment “Fighting Eagles” (2-1), 1st Combat Aviation Brigade (1CAB), started his Army career as an airborne infantryman.
Soldiers Conduct Obstacle Course and More - 2021 EABWC
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Soldiers conduct the obstacle course and M17 pistol range during the 2021 U.S. Army Europe and Africa Best Warrior Competition at 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Constitution Day, Citizenship Day, and Constitution Week
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
For 234 years, America’s Constitution has guided our growth, shaped our progress, and defined us as a Nation of sacred laws and fundamental values ... Our Constitution is the bedrock we build upon to make our Nation more equal, more just, and more prosperous for all our people.
National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2021
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Missing Man Table during a POW/MIA ceremony at the Air Armament Museum reflects what all Americans should honor every National POW/MIA Recognition Day. The five table settings represent the five branches of the armed forces.
One Marine's Journey To Citizenship
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Americans recognize Constitution Day and Citizenship Day as a time to reflect on the rights and responsibilities as a U.S. citizen, and to celebrate and recognize those who are taking their steps towards American citizenship. Among the hundreds of service members who made their journey to U.S. citizenship is Lance Cpl. Rhys Stewart.
Marines Seize Maritime Terrain Using Drones - LSE 2021
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3d Marines using drones conduct offensive operations to seize key maritime terrain during Large Scale Exercise (LSE) 2021 on Marine Corps Training Area Bellows.
Inspiring 9/11 20th Memorial Ceremony
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Inspiring scenes of remembrance and honor during a memorial ceremony conducted at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Alpine Border Patrol Station on the 20th anniversary for those lost on September 11, 2001.
A Journey Across The Rivers That Bond USA
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Neal Moore chose a two-mile-an-hour, paddle-powered canoe for a trip that will have taken nearly two years once he reaches his finish line after paddling more than 7,500 miles across the United States ... crossing through many locks and dams on the riverways operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
My Loving Wife
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
"My Loving Wife" is for every man in the USA and elsewhere who share or did share a caring, endearing, memorable and heartfelt relationship with that one person ... who never strayed in life's road together no matter what ... being wonderfully blessed ... along the earthly journey together ... and sharing eternity too!
USCGC Escanaba Returns Home To Portsmouth
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
The crew of USCGC Escanaba (WMEC 907) returns home to Portsmouth following a historic 50-day patrol in support of Operation Nanook in the Arctic region and the Labrador Sea.
Mass Rescue Exercise Off San Diego Coast
Wed, 15 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U. S. Coast Guard members from Sector San Diego and partnership agencies conduct mass rescue exercise off the San Diego coast.
Small Businesses Critical To DOD Mission
Wed, 15 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Small businesses are agile and innovative, and every day they provide value in their contributions as prime and sub-tier suppliers to the defense mission ... the warfighter is benefiting from their capabilities on a daily basis.
Sapper Leaders Course At Camp Pendleton
Wed, 15 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, participate in the Sapper Leaders Course with weapons and explosives on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Interceptor Missile Launch At Vandenberg AFB
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
A Ground-based Interceptor missile, an element of the nation’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, launches from the north side of Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.
Army Vet Adam Holroyd Awarded Silver Star
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Adam Holroyd received the Silver Star for repeatedly putting himself in harm’s way and thinking only of the safety of other soldiers during a coordinated enemy attack in the Nuristan Province, Afghanistan in August 2009.
National Museum USAF - R & D Gallery
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
An up close encompassing drone view of the aircraft and spacecraft in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force R & D Gallery that offers visitors the opportunity to view the world’s only remaining XB-70 and other aerospace vehicles.
USAF Oath & Video Gaming At Portland Grand Prix
Mon, 13 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Delayed Entry Program (DEP) members recite the U.S. Force Oath of Enlistment to formally pledge their declaration to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and enjoy the interactive video game ECHO (Enhanced Cognitive Human Ops) at the Portland Grand Prix.
United We Stand
Mon, 13 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jon Huggins, 1st Reconnaissance Squadron (RS) instructor pilot and former United Airlines pilot, was airborne in the terrorist attacks occured on September 11, 2001. He responded by immediately returning to active duty with the support of his wife.
Marines Conduct Platoon Attacks - ITX 4-21
Mon, 13 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines conduct platoon attacks on Ranges 410A and 400 during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 4-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.
20th Anniversary Of Terrorists Attacks At Pentagon
Sun, 12 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
A pride inducing collage of the Pentagon September 11th Memorial service on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks at the Pentagon.
Embracing The Navy, Paying It Forward
Sun, 12 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
It had always been a dream of U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Joseph Chinedu to eventually move to the United States, which was finally realized when he was selected for the Diversity Visa Program, also known as the “green card lottery”.
USS Forrest Sherman Participates In FS21
Sun, 12 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
The guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) participates in Frontier Sentinel 21 (FS21) alongside U.S. Coast Guard, and Canadian Allies to enhance their Arctic capabilities along with response against threats to North America.
That September Day
Sat, 11 Sep 2021 16:00:00 CST
That September Day poem and its video underscore the sincere range of emotions including the deep sadness, anger, and shock that has remained with many for all the loved ones lost ... along with the gratitude and pride for the troops, first responders and others involved in the battle against terrorism ... with lasting honorable remembrance of those lost in the attacks on September 11, 2001 and the brave ones who made the ultimate sacrifice in the ongoing conflict against terrorism.
Patriot Day - Let US Never Forget!
Sat, 11 Sep 2021 00:00:00 CST
Let US Never Forget ... September 11, 2001 when 2,997 innocents died and over 25,000 injuries occurred from the terrorist attacks ... along with the brave, dedicated efforts from the first responders, law enforcement, and troops to rescue survivors, and recover the fallen ... and ... their continued efforts to end the terrorist scourge and protect our beloved USA!
Soldier Reflects On Pentagon Recovery Following 9/11 Attack
Sat, 11 Sep 2021 00:00:00 CST
Sgt. William Wilkins was among the initial wave of responders to the Pentagon’s crash scene where a terrorist hijacked jetliner had plunged into the southwest side of the building on September 11, 2001.
Joint Amphibious Landing - TS21
Sat, 11 Sep 2021 00:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines, British Royal Marine Commandos, Japan Ground Self Defense Force soldiers and Australian Army soldiers conduct an amphibious landing during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21) in Ingham, Queensland, Australia.
Remember 9/11 Flags Display
Fri, 10 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
A "Remember 9/11" sign with 2,997 flags behind it ... display on Naval Station Great Lakes' Ross Field ... in proud, solemn remembrance of the 2,997 lives lost and the 25,000+ injured in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 ... with sailors in the background completing the flags placement.
A First Team Trooper's Korean War Legacy
Fri, 10 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
As the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division heads towards its Centennial birthday ... it is veterans of the 1st Cav. Div. like Capt. (Ret.) Frank Maloney, a the Korean War veteran, whoe paved the way for new generations to forge their own legacy.
Green Berets Conduct Maneuvers With JGSDF - DP21
Fri, 10 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Green Berets with 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), conduct maneuvers alongside members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force as part of Defender Pacific 21 (DP21) in Guam.
Sailors Qualifying For Watchstanders
Thu, 09 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to U.S. Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 11 Commander, Task Group 68.6, direct simulated protestors during in association with a convoy exercise that enables them to conduct in-house training to qualify watchstanders.
Putting EABO, Future Warfighting Concepts To The Test
Thu, 09 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
You can’t see it hiding. But it’s there, and it’s waiting for the call to action. It’s mobile, it’s lethal ... It’s a U.S. Marine Corps unit equipped with vehicle-mounted missiles, and it’s just one of the future-Navy technologies and tactics Marines are employing in Noble Union and other exercises.
Stranded Man Air Rescued From Greyhound Rock
Thu, 09 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues a man stranded at night by high water and waves on Greyhound Rock off a beach at Greyhound Rock County Park.
Golden Knights' Member Lands With Old Glory
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sergeant First Class Danny Hellman with the U.S. Army 'Golden Knights' Parachute Team lands with Old Glory on a demonstration jump at the Cleveland Airshow.
Remembering 9/11 ... Strengthens Employees' Patriotism
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
United Airlines Flight 93 was soaring over Pennsylvania en route to Washington, D.C., on September 11, 2001, when then-Defense Logistics Agency Director ordered employees to shelter in the auditorium.
Marines Conduct Explosives Training - ITX 4-21
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines, conduct explosives training on Range 104 during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 4-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.
Rifle Ready Run Up Basilone's Challenge
Tue, 07 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Rifle ready recruits with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, run up Basilone’s Hill during the crucible at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
History Of Space As A Contested Domain
Tue, 07 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Space Force’s operational command is nearing its "fighting weight", concentrating more on space warfighting operations as other Space Force field commands stand up ... Space Operations Command is the U.S. Space Force’s fight-tonight force.
Honoring 13 U.S. Troops KIA In Afghanistan
Tue, 07 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
A solemn, remembrance of honor for the brave 13 U.S. troops, who paid the ultimate sacrifice among the fatalities during a suicide terrorist bombing, while providing security at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26, 2021.
Labor Day 2021 - Celebrating America's Workers
Mon, 06 Sep 2021 00:00:00 CST
Observed the first Monday in September, Labor Day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers. This holiday honors the nation's working people, typically with parades.
Elementary Students Receive Backpacks, School Supplies
Mon, 06 Sep 2021 00:00:00 CST
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and partners from the Department of Homeland Security handed out 289 backpacks filled with school supplies to students of Turner Elementary during their back-to-school night event, the official welcome for students before the first day of school.
Flying Through Eye Of Hurricane Ida
Mon, 6 Sep 2021 00:00:00 CST
An Air Force Reserve WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi flies through the eye of Hurricane Ida as it makes landfall as a category four storm in Louisiana.
Redwood Creek Nature Splendor
Sun, 05 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Hikers enjoy walking in the shallow graceful flowing water of the Redwood Creek surrounded by nature's splendor including the majestic Redwood trees with them being reflected on the water from the penetrating sunlight.
From The Outback To The Last Frontier - RF-A 21-3
Sun, 05 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Royal Australian Air Force and U.S. Air Force joined forces to participate in RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 21-3 at Eielson Air Force Base ... focusing on the interoperability of allied fifth-generation assets, as well as cyber and intelligence warfare capabilities.
Marines Secure Airfield - TS21
Sun, 05 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, secure an airfield during an enemy attack at Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21) in Bowen, Queensland, Australia.
Ice, Water, and MREs After Hurricane Ida
Sat, 04 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agents distribute ice, water, and MREs (Meals Ready-To-Eat) at the John Alario Sr. Event Center in Westwego, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana after Hurricane Ida's damaging visit.
One Submariner’s Extraordinary Family Heritage
Sat, 04 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Yeoman First Class (Submarine) Suraya Mattocks has a family history of military service to include her mother, father, uncle and grandfather; each serving in a different branch of the military. And recently, she discovered another grandfather who served in the Submarine Force.
USS San Juan Returns To Homeport
Sat, 04 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Los Angeles-class submarine USS San Juan (SSN 751) returns from a seven-month deployment to its homeport at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, where loved ones of the crew are waiting to greet them.
Hurricane Ida Post-Storm Gulf Coast Overflights
Fri, 03 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard helicopter aircrews conduct Hurricane Ida post-storm overflights along the Gulf Coast. Aircrews conducted overflights near Galliano, LA to assess damage and identify hazards.
A Soldier's Journey To History
Fri, 03 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sixteen-year-old Kari Atkinson was not thinking about a career in museum management, much less joining the U.S. Army, when she was caught skipping school on her way to work. Atkinson’s life path changed with that moment ... with a distinguished Army career journey that includes becoming the current Director of Fort Lee Museums.
Joint Army Urban Assault - TS21
Fri, 03 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S Army "Spartan Brigade" paratroopers work with Australian Defence Force soldiers during urban assault training at Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21) in Townsville Field Training Area, Queensland, Australia.
F-35A and P-40s Flight Formation
Thu, 02 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Maj. Kristin "BEO" Wolfe, F-35A Lightning ll Demonstration Team pilot and commander, flies in formation with two P-40 Warhawks during a heritage flight at the Warhawk Roundup held at the Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa Idaho.
Cyber Paths Summer Camps Inspires Young Marines
Thu, 02 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Deputy Commandant for Information hosted a series of five camps for members of the Young Marines Organization, in coordination with the Cyber Bytes Foundation, focusing on programming, robotics, 3D printing, drone operations and cyber security.
Marines Conduct Aerial Gunnery - SF21
Thu, 02 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conduct live-fire drills from an MV-22 Osprey during the Advanced Naval Basing evolution of Summer Fury 21 (SF21) off the coast of San Clemente Island, California.
Blue Angels Fly Over USS Constitution
Wed, 01 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, perform a formation flyover of the wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate USS Constitution at her Boston, Massachusetts homeport.
Scientist, Maritime War Hero, and Icebreaker Skipper
Wed, 01 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
During his career, Rear Admiral Coast Guard commanded several Coast Guard cutters and an icebreakerCutters; served in WWII; received seven service medals; and, was a qualified oceanographer with master’s degrees in Marine Geology and Marine Biology.
EOD Airmen Operate Telerob Telemax Robot
Wed, 01 Sep 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians operate a new Telerob Telemax robot during the Audacious Warrior Training Exercise at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.
Dignified Transfer Of 11 Fallen Troops
Tue, 31 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Heartfelt, moving dignified transfer of 11 fallen U.S. troops, who were among the fatalities from a terrorist bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26, 2021 at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
Robotic Dog's Innovative Capabilities
Tue, 31 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The purpose of having a robotic dog, or what’s officially known as a Quad-legged Unmanned Ground Vehicles, is to add an extra level of protection ... These dogs can get through any type of terrain and get to remote areas that we have trouble getting out to.
Marines Conduct Live-Fire Combined Arms Assault
Tue, 31 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, participate in a live-fire combined arms assault for the opening of Range 800 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Bronco Rumble Air Assault
Mon, 30 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers conduct a company level air assault mission during Exercise Bronco Rumble at Keaukaha Military Reservation on Hawaii Island.
Like Father Like Son - The Navy Way
Mon, 30 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Influenced by his veteran father, Jason Meabrod finally made the decision to join the U.S. Navy and begin the journey to become a religious program specialist ... following in his father's footsteps.
Blue Angels Perform At Chicago 2021 AW Show
Mon, 30 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Blue Angels perform at the 2021 Chicago Air and Water Show in Chicago, Illinois ... followed by a slow motion version of the performances.
USMC SSgt. Nicholas J. Jones Awarded Navy Cross
Sun, 29 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Staff Sergeant Nicholas J. Jones, Critical Skills Operator, is awarded the Navy Cross by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General David Berger, during a ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Jones is awarded the Navy Cross for his actions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
From Vietnam To Learning U.S. Way Of Life
Sun, 29 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Moving to a different country can be intimidating and difficult due to challenges and unfamiliarity, but if one joins an organization that values diversity, equity, and inclusion, such as the U.S. Army, one has room to adapt and develop ... as U.S. Army Pvt. Ngan La did five years after moving to the U.S. from Vietnam.
MN Army NG Aviators Assist Wildfire Suppression
Sun, 29 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Aviators with the Minnesota Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 147th Assault Helicopter Battalion assist local authorities in suppressing the Greenwood Wildfire in northern Minnesota.
Rio Grande, Crown Mountain Vista
Sat, 28 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
A peaceful scenic vista of Crown Mountain (7,010 feet) from the winding Rio Grande River in Big Bend National Park as it flows gently southward towards the Gulf of Mexico.
Gold Star Family Member - Depicting Faces Of The Fallen
Sat, 28 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Fueled by her brother’s memory, a Gold Star family member continues an 11-year mission of ensuring fallen military members are not forgotten. Joann Duncan began creating tribute banners in 2010.
Marines Conduct Combat Activities At AGCC
Sat, 28 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment (3d Bn., 7th Marines), 1st Marine Division conduct live-fire ranges at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Honoring Fallen U.S. Troops In Afghanistan
Fri, 27 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
A heart grabbing patriotic yard display ... shows Old Glory somberly with eternal pride ... resting calmly at half-staff ... above statues of U.S. troops, first responders, and Lady Liberty ... rendering honors for a valiant one ... representing all who made the ultimate sacrifice going beyond self for our beloved USA ... including the 13 U.S. troops KIA in Afghanistan on August 26, 2021.
Here Comes The Boom - Littorals With Allies and Partners
Fri, 27 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Marines are known for operating in the most severe environments. For the Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, we often operate in these conditions, not alone, but with our sister services, and alongside our allies and partners.
F-16s, Airmen Conduct Rapid Deployment - TS21
Fri, 27 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft and 150 Airmen assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, execute a rapid deployment to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria for exercise Thracian Star 21 (TS21).
Crew Dragon Endeavour Docked At ISS
Thu, 26 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
An up close look at the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour docked to the space-facing international docking adapter on the International Space Station's Harmony module.
Potential Of AI In Missile Defense Testing, Operations
Thu, 26 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Mountains of data are generated when the U.S. military conducts missile testing, and not all of that data is even used, simply because there's more information to be processed than there are people to process it.
Artillery Live-Fire - TS21
Thu, 26 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Golf Battery, 2d Battalion, 11th Marines and Australian Defence Forces with 109th Battery, 4th Regiment ... live-fire artillery during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21) on Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia.
Big Bend Scan For Illegal Immigrants
Wed, 25 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Border Patrol Agent Philip Winston, a Big Bend Sector Agent who works within Big Bend National Park, scans the desert terrain from a vantage point near the Rio Grande, while seeking illegal immigrants, including terrorists and other criminals, who may have crossed into the United States.
Presidio Border Patrol Station Inspiring Mural
Wed, 25 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Border Patrol Agent Janenne Ellis, her husband, fellow Border Patrol Agents, and other volunteers painted a morale inspiring mural on a new building at the very busy Presidio Border Patrol Station involved with the ongoing influx of illegal immigrants.
Navy ECC Forces Participate In LSE 2021
Wed, 25 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Forces participate in several activities during Large-Scale Exercise (LSE) 2021 at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.
Historic Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat Point Adams
Tue, 24 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The former active-service Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat 36391 Point Adams is underway in the Columbia River during the boat's transit from Hammond, Oregon, to the Westport Maritime Museum in Westport, Washington.
Coast Guard's LORAN Aviation In The Philippines
Tue, 24 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
During World War II, the Coast Guard developed the Long Range Navigation System, or LORAN, to provide military ships and aircraft an accurate navigational network.
U.S. Army Paratroopers Drop Zone Jump - TS21
Tue, 24 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army paratroopers jump onto a drop zone as part of a simulated Joint Forcible Entry Operation during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21) in Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia.
Wright-Patterson AFB Active Shooter Op
Mon, 23 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Members of the 88th Security Forces Squadron work to clear victims and capture the culprit in a building during an active shooter exercise at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
The Initial Perception - Road To Recovery
Mon, 23 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
There are many common sayings that go along with how important the first impression you leave on someone is ... And no matter the circumstances for someone’s behavior, on any particular day, there is no way to reverse that initial interaction, conversation, attitude, etc.
HIMARS Live-Fire - TS21
Mon, 23 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines and U.S. Soldiers live-fire their respective High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21) on Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia.
Navy Handler Works Her MWD
Sun, 22 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Tayler Hudson works with her Military Working Dog (MWD), Bojar, at the Djiboutian Range Complex, Djibouti.
Navy Veteran’s Story Inspires Returning Warriors
Sun, 22 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Retired U.S. Navy Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman and keynote speaker Byron Rowe holds the audience spellbound as he recalls events from his mobilization to Iraq in 2004 where he witnessed first-hand the results of intense combat operations during the Battle of Fallujah.
Coast Guard Recruit Boot Camp Haircuts
Sun, 22 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard recruits begin their eight-week journey at Training Center Cape May, New Jersey by receiving their first haircuts.
Mounted Color Guard At Change Of Command
Sat, 21 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard participate in the division change of command ceremony on Founders Field, Fort Carson, Colorado.
'Live The Legend' On Horseback
Sat, 21 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
One of the 1st Cavalry Division' most prominently showcased traditions is ... the Horse Cavalry Detachment ... which still performs on post and in the community wearing historically accurate ceremonial uniforms.
Marines Helocast Train At Camp Pendleton
Sat, 21 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with the All Domain Reconnaissance Detachment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, leap from helicopters assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165 (Reinforced), 11th MEU, during helocast training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
USMC OSC Montford Point Challenge
Fri, 20 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps officer candidates with Alpha and Delta Company conduct the Montford Point Challenge at Officer Candidates School on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.
Mentoring Marines With Marital Arts
Fri, 20 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Being a U.S. Marine Corps martial arts instructor, Cpl. Levi Wolf, has not only improved his skill at connecting with people ... its developed his character and strengthened his leadership capabilities to mentor Marines.
EOD Airmen Conduct Controlled Blasts
Fri, 20 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Air Force 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Flight sets up and conducts controlled blasts at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait.
Spectacular Mountain River Autumn View
Thu, 19 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
A spectacular autumn color view of a river flowing from the mountains along a loop that follows Trail Creek to its headwaters, up and over a pass in the Mentasta Mountains, and then down Lost Creek back to the trailhead within the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
China, Russia Pose Strategic Challenges for U.S., Allies
Thu, 19 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. is now navigating through uncharted waters with the possibility of strategic deterrence failing under rapidly growing threats from China and Russia.
USMC F-35 Flyby Of USS Tripoli
Thu, 19 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) F-35B Lightning II assigned to 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing conducts a flyby over amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7) that is underway conducting routine operations in U.S. 3rd Fleet at an undisclosed location.
Shot In Cemetery Woods When 7 Years Old
Wed, 18 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
I still remember many things that I did with my three other brothers and friends ... even before turning 10. One in particular didn't end very well for me when I was 7 years old ... and could have resulted in one or more of us boys being killed.
Dropping Water With Bambi Buckets
Wed, 18 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Wisconsin Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk crews train to drop water on wildfires using Bambi Buckets at Fort McCoy in preparation for deployment to California.
Fight Night At JRTC - Fort Polk
Wed, 18 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers with Charlie Company of the 1-138th Infantry Battalion, 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Missouri National Guard went head to head with the 509th Infantry Regiment Geronimo Company soldiers for the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) "Fight Night" final event at Fort Polk.
USCG Cutter Glen Harris' Crew 'Man The Rails'
Tue, 17 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Glen Harris' crew "man the rails" during the vessel's commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Sector Field Office Fort Macon.
Coast Guard's Two Women Divers
Tue, 17 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Coast Guard is the smallest of the military branches. Being a diver in the Coast Guard is rare and being a female diver, even more so. There are only two active female divers in the Coast Guard. It is a small club.
Marines Conduct EOD Ops At Camp Schwab
Tue, 17 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 3d Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Company and Alpha Co, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3d Marine Logistics Group conduct EOD operations simulating the discovery and disposal of notional foreign unexploded ordnance.
F-35A and P-51 Flight Formation
Mon, 16 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Maj. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot and commander, flies in formation with retired Lt. Col. Greg Anders, Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation P-51 pilot, in Tacoma, Washington.
Airman Moreno's Path To Citizenship
Mon, 16 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Since immigrating to the U.S. in 2007, Airman 1st Class Manuel Moreno has learned to push through any obstacle to reach his goals, always keeping his faith that things will work out.
U.S. ICBM Fleet's Relevance, Dominance Demo
Mon, 16 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launches during an operational test at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California ... demonstrating that the U.S. ICBM fleet is relevant, essential and key to leveraging dominance in an era of Strategic Competition.
Sailors Fire M240B Machine Guns
Sun, 15 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sailors assigned to San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), fire M240B machine guns during a gun shoot in Arlington’s boat valley.
Sailor Serves His Family and Others Through Recruiting
Sun, 15 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Fire Controlman 1st Class Ellizar Abalos is determined to give back to others what the Navy gave to him and his family. He grew up in Makati, Philippines, and came to the United States in 1993 after his mom got a job opportunity as a nurse.
USCG Medevacs Diver 46 Miles East Of Cape May
Sun, 15 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevacs a diver 46 miles east of Cape May, New Jersey to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Soldiers Conduct Live-Fire Range - GS21
Sat, 14 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Soldiers with Task Force Warrior conduct a variety of combat activities on a live-fire range in Garuda Shield 21 (GS21) at Baturaja Training Area, Indonesia.
Retired Army Brig. Gen. Charles Elia Turns 100
Sat, 14 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Charles V.L. "Chuck" Elia celebrated his 100th birthday at a ceremony hosted by U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) at their Quadrangle headquarters on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.
Marines Conduct Rocket Range At Pendleton
Sat, 14 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct a live-fire range with various direct and indirect-fire weapon systems at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Marine Provides Range Security
Fri, 13 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Luke Mellor provides security on a range during an exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.
A Trail Of Footprints
Fri, 13 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The hallowed and historic yellow footprints are every aspiring Marine’s first steps aboard MCRD Parris Island. In 1988, Recruit Bradley Ward found himself on those footprints ... and nearly 33 years later is the Recruit Training Regiment Commander.
Air Combat Adversarial Force - RF-A21-2
Fri, 13 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 18th Aggressor Squadron provide adversarial force to air combat exercises during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 (RF-A21-2) out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.
Rustic Gold Lehman Caves
Thu, 12 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
A memorable view of the Lehman Caves showing a winding trail surrounded by stunning rustic gold outcrops with a reflective pool below.
The Purple Heart's History
Thu, 12 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The United States’ Purple Heart by way of its predecessor, the Badge of Military Merit, was established by order of then Gen. George Washington on August 7, 1782 with its current iteration occurring in 2014.
USS Carl Vinson Departs For Deployment
Thu, 12 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The USS Carl Vinson departs Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego for deployment as part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group led by Carrier Strike Group 1 in support of global maritime security operations.
California’s Dixie Fire Keeps Growing
Wed, 11 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Dixie fire in Northern California has surpassed the Bootleg fire in Oregon to become the largest fire so far this year in the United States. It has charred more than 432,000 acres / 675 square miles.
Honoring Those Who Served
Wed, 11 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Upon arrival to the Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard building, trainees are immediately tasked with their first assignment ... to learn the Honor Guard Charge and recite it from memory.
Marines Enhance Warfighting Skills - SB21
Wed, 11 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment conduct the final combat exercise in a heavily wooded area at an undisclosed Ukraine location during Exercise Sea Breeze 21 (SB21).
Am I The Only One
Tue, 10 Aug 2021 00;00:00 CST
Aaron Lewis' song "Am I The Only One" should grab every "caring" American's heart with stirring pride for our beloved USA and all the brave ones who defend, protect HER at home and abroad!
USCG Station Tybee Island Flyover
Tue, 10 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Coast Guard MH-65D Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Savannah, Georgia, transits over Coast Guard Station Tybee Island and the cutter Pompano en route to Charleston, South Carolina.
One Navy Chief’s Journey Overcoming Odds and Achieving Dreams
Tue, 10 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Due to Puerto Rico born and raised U.S. Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Jennifer Cardenas' language barrier, mentors helped her write evaluations and emails in a way that was understandable. Her mentors would not sugarcoat her flaws either ... helping her to become a stronger, more confident leader.
Soldiers Fire Howitzer At Fort Carson
Tue, 10 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army soldiers with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, fire an M777 Howitzer for table qualifications during a brigade wide field training exercise at Fort Carson.
A Jolly Green Lands Next To Pave Hawk
Mon, 09 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
A HH-60W Jolly Green II prepares to land next to a HH-60G Pave Hawk during a Heritage Flight at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The Jolly Green II is replacing the Pave Hawk.
Chaplain Candidate Keeps Soldiers Spiritually Fit
Mon, 09 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Chaplain Candidate Lt. Ruth Gakunga's work goes far beyond chapel services and Bible studies. She provides for soldier’s spiritual needs so they are ready for battle.
Marines Conduct Squad Supported Attacks - SB21
Mon, 09 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division conduct a squad supported attack with live-fire during Exercise Sea Breeze 21 in Ukraine.
Sailors Furl USS Constitution Mizzen Topsail
Sun, 08 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Navy sailors furl the mizzen topsail aboard USS Constitution at its homeport Boston, Massachusetts.
Lifeguard On Duty While Marine Off Duty
Sun, 08 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Kenny Gomez works as a part-time ocean lifeguard when off duty. He has administered medical care for injured swimmers, reunited lost children with their families, and ensures the safety of beach patrons in the event of an emergency.
Coast Guard Rescues Woman Near China Beach
Sun, 08 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescues a women near China Beach, California.
The Purple Heart
Sat, 07 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Purple Heart honors fallen and wounded service members of the United States military branches with them being honored annually on August 7th with Purple Heart Day.
Soldiers Conduct TIMS Jungle Activities
Sat, 07 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Soldiers from 25th Infantry Division Artillery conduct jungle activities during a 36-hour “This Is My Squad” (TIMS) competition intended to build strong, cohesive teams through tough, realistic training at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Value Of Partnerships In Defending Space
Sat, 07 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Both Spacecom and the Space Force were created because of the threat from adversaries in the space domain and the need to protect and defend space assets from those adversaries.
Sniper, M2 Machine Gun Training - FV21.4
Sat, 07 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S Marines with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, conduct sniper and M2 .50-caliber machine gun training during Fuji Viper 21.4 (FV21.4) at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
Marine Sights In During EAB Ops
Fri, 06 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. James Fritch, a fire direction control Marine with 3d Battalion, 12th Marines, 3d Marine Division, sights in during expeditionary advanced base (EAB) operations as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 21.
Senior Airman Vogar Always Moving Forward
Fri, 06 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Born in Liberia, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ajay Vogar grew up in the capital city of Monrovia during a turbulent and violent time in the country’s history. Despite everything he’s been through, Vogar has stayed resilient and doesn’t plan on slowing down.
A-10s, HH-60s Execute CSAR Training - RF-A21
Fri, 06 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolts and HH-60 Pave Hawks conduct a combat search and rescue (CSAR) training sortie in conjunction with Red Flag-Alaska 21 (RF-A21) out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.
Amazing Tanalian Falls Autumn View
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
An amazing view of sunshine yellow leaves mix with green spruce along the Tanalian River as it rages down a waterfall in the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.
Remembering WWII Operation Husky
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
77 years ago, a group of American men fought valiantly and died tragically at Ponte Dirillo during Operation Husky in World War II. This year, several ceremonies in nearby Gela and at the historic battle site honored their sacrifice.
USS Laboon Returns To Norfolk
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) returns to Naval Station Norfolk after a regularly scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet.
Over The Horizon Security At Sea
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba (WMEC 907) perform security exercises at sea on a 26-foot Over-the-Horizon small boat off Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Draftee Remembers 1950s Service At Yuma Test Station
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The memories came flooding back to the now 91-year old Herbert Rosenberg when he approached U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground's main gate for the first time in decades.
Platoon Live-Fire At Fort Carson
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army 1st Battalion soldiers conduct platoon live-fire exercises with machine guns, armored vehicles, and explosives at Fort Carson, Colorado over two days.
USAF Veteran Lloyd Daniels Turns 100
Tue, 03 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force Ret. Lt. Col. Lloyd Daniels smiles proudly after receiving his Honorary Member of the U.S. Space Force certificate and coin presented by U.S. Space Force Col. Robert Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, during his 100th birthday bash.
Legacy Of ANGLICO
Tue, 03 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO) specialize in combined arms, fire support and communications capabilities in support of planning, coordinating and conducting terminal control of fires. Modern day ANGLICOs were created using Joint Assault Signals Company capabilities as a baseline concept.
Trilateral Support To Ground Maneuvers - SJ21
Tue, 03 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment (Reinforced), Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, Australian Army soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers participate in support to ground maneuvers live-fire training during exercise Southern Jackaroo 21 (SJ21) at Mount Bundey Training Area, NT, Australia.
Mt. Rainier F-35A Flyby
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
A F-35A Lightning II from the U.S. Air Force F-35A Demonstration Team flies by Mt. Rainier under a clear blue sky while over unseen Tacoma, Washington.
Expanded Maneuver In Future Warfighting
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
To deter China and Russia from possible future aggression, the Defense Department has come up with a concept known as "expanded maneuver" that involves understanding how adversaries can operate in all domains and how to stop them while protecting DOD and coalition forces.
USCG Medevacs Mariner From Tanker Near Galveston
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoists a 48-year-old male experiencing stroke-like symptoms aboard a tanker vessel 11 miles off Galveston, Texas.
USS Abraham Lincoln Refuels At Sea
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is refueled by fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) during a replenishment-at-sea.
World War I Memorial and Museum - A Reminder Of American Values
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
The National World War I Memorial and Museum in Kansas City, Missouri is a stirring and comprehensive reminder of the debt of gratitude the nation and world owes to the more than 4,000,000 American Soldiers who served in the "war to end all wars".
Stranded Migrant Air Rescued Near Baboquivari Peak
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 08:00:00 CST
Air and Marine Operations agents, partnered with Border Patrol agents, air rescued a stranded migrant in the Baboquivari Mountains southwest of Tucson.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The solemn Vietnam Veterans Memorial, located at the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C., includes the The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Three Servicemen Statue, and Vietnam Women's Memorial.
Mother's Inspiration Leads Filipino To The U.S. Air Force
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The 19-year-old Airman 1st Class Isaac Dayag is fresh out of basic training and ready to serve the U.S Air Force, but his story doesn’t start at Pope Army Airfield.
Marines Live-Fire Mortars - FV21.4
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marines, set-up and live-fire mortars during Fuji Viper 21.4 (FV21.4) at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
Joint Forcible Entry Op Jump - TS21
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army paratroopers jump out of a Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster III onto the Kangaroo Drop Zone with U.S. Army infantrymen providing perimeter security on the ground during a simulated Joint Forcible Entry Operation associated with Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21) in Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia.
Sailor Chris Miletich Receives Military Vanguard Award
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
For his efforts during the California Valley Fire in September 2020, U.S. Navy Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Chris Miletich received the 2021 U.S. Navy Military Vanguard Award at the Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) 57th Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
National Museum USAF - Missile Gallery
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
An up close encompassing drone view of the aircraft in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Missile Gallery. The missiles are seen from a variety of flight directions and heights.
Marine F35B Receives Take Off Signal
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Marine Corps Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VMFA-211) F-35B Lightning II receives the signal to take off from the HMS Queen Elizabeth during flight deck operations in the South China Sea.
National Buffalo Soldiers Day
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Buffalo Soldiers Day is July 28, commemorating the formation of the first Army regiments comprised of African American Soldiers, who were former slaves, to serve during the Civil War. Over 180,000 African American men made up six regiments and fought for the Union.
USS Vella Gulf Returns Home
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) returns to its homeport in Naval Station Norfolk following a four-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Korean War Veterans Memorial, located at the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C. with its Wall of Remembrance and 19 stainless steel statues commemorate the sacrifices of the millions of Americans and allied partners who fought during the Korean War.
Joshua Culbreath - Marine Vet and Olympic Hero
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Joshua Culbreath was an inspiration to many; he was a U.S. Marine, Olympian, teacher, and coach. He was inducted into the U.S. Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame and other Halls of Fame along with winning countless awards and accolades.
Bilateral Air Assault and MOUT - OS21-2
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conduct a Bilateral Air Assault and Military Operations On Urban Terrain (MOUT) exercise during Orient Shield 21-2 (OS21-2) in Japan.
World War II Memorial
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The must experience, awe-inspiring World War II Memorial at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. ... honors the service of 16 million members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America, the support of countless millions on the home front, and the ultimate sacrifice of 405,399 Americans.
2021 Chemical and Biological Operational Analysis
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The annual Chemical and Biological Operational Analysis (CBOA) exercise equips end-users with the most up-to-date defense prototypes to assess in a simulated chemical and biological threat environment. This year’s CBOA included the use of Military Working Dogs (MWDs) as part of the live scenarios.
Marines Conduct Demolition Range - FV21.4
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marines, conduct a demolition range during Fuji Viper 21.4 (FV21.4) at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji Japan.
Border Patrol Agents Conduct Weapon Qualifications
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Border Patrol agents shoot M-16 rifles, shotguns and Glock pistols during weapon qualifications training at the Border Patrol live-fire range located at the Marfa Municipal Airport in Marfa, Texas.
Elite Fire Fighters Serve In Austere Environments
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
A quick reaction force is an elite unit, comprised of Airmen from multiple squadrons trained in combat and evasion to perform their duties in austere and potentially hostile environments.
Galaxy Missing Dark Matter
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
When astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope uncovered an oddball galaxy that looks like it doesn’t have much dark matter, some thought the finding was hard to believe ... as dark matter is the invisible glue that makes up the bulk of the universe’s contents.
Dropping Retardant On Beckwourth Complex Fire
Sun, 25 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Beckwourth Complex Fire continues burning on July 8, 2021 near Frenchman Lake in N. California with the following day being doused with retardant by a civilian air tanker.
Big Navy Boots To Fill
Sun, 25 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Master Chief Logistics Specialist Tanya McCray serves aboard the USS Ford with her daughter Logistic Specialist Seaman (LSSN) Racquel McCray, who is temporarily assigned to Ford.
USCG Aircrew Medevacs Man From Fishing Vessel
Sun, 25 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew from Sector North Bend medevaced a man from a 40-foot commercial fishing vessel after suffering a medical emergency 5 miles west of Newport, Oregon.
USCG Cutter Eagle Conducts Summer Training
Sat, 24 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Academy Cadets take part in 2021 summer training deployment on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle (WIX 327) involving at-sea leadership, fundamentals of seamanship, and professional development.
New USMA Cadets Endure The Trials Of Reception Day
Sat, 24 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
A line of cars flowed through the parking lot by Buffalo Soldier Field over three days carrying with it approximately 1,225 new cadets from across the nation who were taking a huge leap into unknown territory on Reception Day at the U.S. Military Academy.
Vehicle-Borne IED Security - Darrandarra 21
Sat, 24 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Darwin react to a notional vehicle borne improvised explosive device realistically simulating what would happen during an embassy reinforcement during Exercise Darrandarra 21.
Undivided by Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard
Sat, 24 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
"Undivided" performed by Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard wonderfully represents what the overwhelming majority of Americans proudly feel about their beloved USA!
Recovering Boy (6) Tours Camp Ripley
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Six year old Ethan Manson has been recovering from effects of hydrocephalus and a chiari malformation since he was 12 months old ... and wants to become a soldier one day. Well, he was given a glimpse of his soldier dream coming true with a tour of different facilities at Camp Ripley in Minnesota.
Marine Corps Fields New Rocket System
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Marine Corps Systems Command began fielding the M3A1 Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapons System (MAAWS). It is a reloadable, recoilless rocket system intended to supplement existing shoulder-fired rocket capabilities.
Dissimilar Air Combat - PR21
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles conduct dissimilar air combat training with Hellenic F-16 Fighting Falcons and F-4 Phantoms, in support of exercise Poseidon's Rage 21 (PR21), over the Aegean Sea.
WWII Vet Willie Parker Turns 100
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Willie Parker, a World War II and Korean War Air Force veteran, celebrates his 100th birthday with family members and friends at Thomas A Cloud Park in Huber Heights, Ohio. Willie Parker also received a city proclamation and coin by Huber Heights Mayor Jeff Gore.
From Enlisted Pharmacy Tech To Space Liaison Officer
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Space Force 1st Lt. Monica Callan, an electronic warfare operations officer, never anticipated her path as an enlisted pharmacy technician would eventually lead her to becoming one of the first officers in the U.S. Space Force to deploy as a space liaison officer advising U.S. Marines in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command theater.
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Returns To Homeport
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sailors man the rails as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) returns to homeport Naval Station Norfolk after a regularly scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet.
Patriot Flag With USS Constitution
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
USS Constitution Sailors and guests display the Patriot Flag alongside the ship. The Patriot Flag pays tribute to the armed forces, first responders, second responders, family members, and victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
NASA Returning To 'Lost Habitable' World Of Venus
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
NASA has selected two new missions to Venus, Earth’s nearest planetary neighbor. Part of NASA’s Discovery Program, the missions aim to understand how Venus became an inferno-like world when it has so many other characteristics similar to ours.
Sniper Live-Fire - Southern Jackaroo 21
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment (Reinforced), Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, Australian Army soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers conduct a sniper live-fire range during Exercise Southern Jackaroo 21 at Mount Bundey Training Area, NT, Australia.
Soldier Scopes Area On Security Duty
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Army soldier scans an area through his M240L machine gun's scope for intruders while on security during a platoon live-fire exercise.
Streets To Being An Airmen
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
For Staff Sgt. Brandon Davenport the road to Officer Training School started off by living on the streets of Colorado. He comes from a long lineage of enlisted military following the footsteps of his step-father, cousins, uncles, and grandfather.
Front Liners - California 2021 Wildfires
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Several California National Guard members with Joint Task Force Rattlesnake (JTFR) share their front line experiences with wildfires that have burned across the state of California in 2021 through July 7th ... impacting the Fresno, Auburn, Mendocino, Monterey, Camp Roberts and Redding areas.
USMC Officer Candidates Endurance Course Intro
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps officer candidates with Delta Company participate in the Endurance Course Introduction at Officer Candidate School on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.
Finding Adventure In The Navy
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Within eight months of being onboard Navy Talent Acquisition Group Golden Gate, Lt. Cmdr. Sam Chiang improved officer recruiting numbers and received recognition for her countless hours getting future Sailors into the Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program.
Screaming Eagles Conduct Air Assault Demo
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles) displays their vertical envelopment capabilities at the Air Assault Demonstration at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The demo showcases the full arsenal of the division and how it can be used to close-with and destroy the enemy.
Hawaiian Volcanic Eruption Begins
Sun, 18 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
A large volcanic plume of fiery red volcanic ash and gas emanates into the night sky high into the atmoshpere from Halema'uma'u crater in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park shortly after the eruption with lava cascading into the crater that starts forming a deep lava lake.
Army Heritage Is All About Family For Veteran
Sun, 18 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
When Jose Santoscruz left his home in Puerto Rico at only 20 years old, he didn’t know he would find family spread out all over the United States, Europe and even the Middle East.
Marines Conduct Live-Fire Range - FV21.4
Sun, 18 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marines, conduct a live-fire range with rifles and shoulder rocket launchers during Fuji Viper 21.4 (FV21.4) at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
Cutter Joseph Tezanos Cocaine Offload
Sat, 17 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos' crew along with Customs and Border Protection agents offload nearly $15 million of seized cocaine at Coast Guard Base San Juan.
Four-Legged Devil Dog 'Max'
Sat, 17 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Some Marines embody the nickname, Devil Dog, quite literally. Max, a 3-year-old, 85 pound Belgian Malinois military working dog, works day in and day out to secure and protect Marine Corps Installations on Okinawa.
NASA's Return To Venus
Sat, 17 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Venus, our planetary neighbor, is a hot, hellish unforgiving world and NASA has selected two bold new missions to study this inferno-like planet ... to determine if Venus and Earth are fundamentally unique worlds or cosmetic twins.
USAF Academy Class of 2025 I-Day
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Basic cadets from the class of 2025 at the U.S. Air Force Academy for in-processing (I-Day) on June 24, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Nanosatellites Could Play Pivotal Role In Defense Against Enemy Missiles
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Two Missile Defense Agency nanosatellites ... known as CubeSats ... that launched June 30, 2021 into low-earth orbit from the Mojave Air and Space Port in California could play a large role in the future of U.S. missile defense.
Strike Eagles Fly Over Greek Islands - PR21
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, fly in formation over the Greek islands and Mediterranean Sea in support of exercise Poseidon's Rage 21 (PR21).
Sailors Live-Fire In Arabian Gulf
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Sailors conduct live-fire training with a M2 machine gun aboard expeditionary sea base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) in the Arabian Gulf.
BTC ... Area Of Responsibility Lifeline
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
In combat zones, having blood products readily available to treat critically wounded patients is crucial to save the lives of military members downrange ... Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, is home to the only Blood Transshipment Center (BTC) in the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility (AOR).
Marines Live-Fire AAVs At Camp Schwab
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Company B, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment under the unit deployment program, conduct a live-fire crew serve weapons range with Assault Amphibious Vehicles at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan.
Soldiers Set Up Scalable Network Nodes
Wed, 14 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army Soldiers set up scalable network nodes on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, providing vital communication and network operations support.
Lt. Cmdr. Austin West Receives Prestigious National Award
Wed, 14 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Austin West, a Meteorology and Oceanography officer, was recognized with the prestigious Parsons Award for Scientific and Technical Progress for his impactful research with immediate application to one of the Navy’s high-priority defensive capabilities under development for the Fleet.
USS Pasadena Undocking
Wed, 14 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Pasadena is undocked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, after a Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability to replace, repair, and overhaul components throughout the boat was completed.
Rifle Ready Air Assault Security
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kevin Hernandez, a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division, provides security during an air assault at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows.
WWII and Korean War Vet's Scholarship In His Name
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
It’s been many years since Lt. Col. (Ret.) Oren Lee Peters (100) has served his country in uniform, but that hasn’t stopped him from doing what he can to support the U.S. Army and the Soldiers who make up the ranks.
Long Range Rocket Systems Live-Fire - Thunderbolt 21
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
A look at several multiple long range rocket systems live-fire during Exercise Thunderbolt 21 in the mountainous region of Setermoen, Norway.
Arches National Park - Red Rock Wonderland
Mon, 12 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The story of Arches National Park begins roughly 65 million years ago. At that time, the area was a dry seabed spreading from horizon to horizon. If you stood in Devils Garden then, the striking red rock features we see today would have been buried thousands of feet below you, raw material as yet uncarved.
Capt. Joshua Hazeldean Wins 2021 Marine Aviator of the Year
Mon, 12 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Capt. Joshua Hazeldean, a pilot with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, received the Alfred A. Cunningham Award that recognizes him for earning U.S. Marine Corps Aviator of the Year ... one of, if not the highest honor ... Marine aviators can achieve during their career.
Marines Fire M2 Machine Guns From Humvee
Mon, 12 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines fire M2 heavy machine guns from Humvees at designated enemy contact points while driving in a convoy that included a vehicle recovery drill during a live-fire range at Mount Bundey Training Area, NT, Australia.
Surfside Building Collapse Recovery
Sun, 11 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
FEMA Urban Search and Rescue workers join first responders in clearing debris in the aftermath of the partially collapsed Champlain Towers South, a 12-story beachfront condominium in the Miami suburb of Surfside, Florida.
DOD Demonstrates Mobile Microgrid Technology
Sun, 11 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Defense for Research and Engineering and the Department of the Army recently demonstrated a mobile, fast-forming, secure and intelligent vehicle-centric microgrid prototype that will power next-generation warfighting capabilities and joint warfighting concepts.
We Are American Ingenuity
Sun, 11 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
NASA is more than astronauts. We are scientists, engineers, IT specialists, human resources specialists, accountants, writers, technicians and many other kinds of people working together to break barriers to achieve the seemingly impossible.
Little Girl Waves Goodbye To Cutter Thetis
Sat, 10 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
A little girl in a patriotic skirt waves goodbye to a parent and other crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis, as they get underway for inclement weather ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa in Key West, Florida.
Remembering U.S. Coast Guard WWII Veteran Michael Brewer
Sat, 10 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Even before Michael Brewer enlisted, he was known for being mischievous. It’s what ultimately drove his mother to push the pen in paper and sign his enlistment papers in 1945, the final year of World War II.
USCG Academy - Swab Summer Week One
Sat, 10 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Swab Summer, an intensive seven-week program, is the first part of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy journey towards becoming an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Super Hercules Over Scenic Alaska
Fri, 09 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules performs low level maneuvers during RED FLAG-Alaska 21-2 over scenic Alaska with snow covered mountains in the background.
First-Time Deployers Seek Professional Growth
Fri, 09 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Despite being faced with challenges, first-time deployers Staff Sgt. Jalisse Vazquez and 2nd Lt. Ryan Ordille see their deployment as an opportunity for professional growth.
AAVs Waterborne Ops At Camp Schwab
Fri, 09 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Company B, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion and Marines with 3d Battalion, 5th Marines conduct waterborne operations with Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan.
Independence Day Celebration At National WWI Museum and Memorial
Thu, 08 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Visitors to the Independence Day celebration at the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri enjoy the Stars and Stripes Picnic with performances by the U.S. Navy ... Ceremonial Guard "Drill Team Platoon", Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, and musicians ... along with an evening fireworks display.
A Split Second Chance
Thu, 08 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Caitlin Sullivan gripped the M9 service pistol. The scorching hot sun beamed down as sweat rolled down her face. She pushed off the safety, touched the trigger, aimed and readied to shoot a real person who had come over the fence. It required a split-second decision ... and she chose not to shoot.
Flight Line Ops - Poseidon's Rage 21
Thu, 08 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Air Force's 48th Fighter Wing launches out with Hellenic Air Force's 115th Combat Wing, in support of exercise Poseidon's Rage at Souda Bay, Greece.
Independence Day At MCB Quantico
Wed, 07 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
America’s 245th Independence Day celebration at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico that included performances by the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and Quantico Marine Corps Band followed by the fireworks show at Lejeune Field.
The Sky Is The Limit For Four Female Aviators
Wed, 07 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
An all-female flight crew took to the skies in an HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter to participate in a fly-over for the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division change of command ceremony at Fort Stewart, Georgia. It was the crew’s first time participating in an all-female flight.
USS Gerald R. Ford Full Ship Shock Trial
Wed, 07 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
A slow motion look at the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completing the first scheduled explosive event of Full Ship Shock Trials while underway in the Atlantic Ocean.
Independence National Historical Park
Tue, 06 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Independence National Historical Park, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, represents the founding ideals of the United States of America ... and preserves national and international symbols of freedom and democracy ... including Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and the Liberty Bell.
A Marine's Marine - Arifaj
Tue, 06 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
As a senior drill instructor with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, Gunnery Sgt. Anton Arifaj brings his passion for service every day to his platoon. He knows the energy and discipline he receives from his recruits and drill instructors will only be as much as he gives in return.
MPs Conduct Close Quarter Battle - AL21
Tue, 06 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Army 551st Military Police Company conducts close quarter battle training during African Lion 2021 (AL21) in Tantan, Morocco.
Independence Day Cannon Gun Salute
Mon, 05 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Fort Sam Houston Army Soldiers fire cannons during a Salute to the Nation ceremony, at the Joint Base San Antonio Main Flag Pole at MacArthur Parade Field at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The Soldiers fired 50 rounds as a salute to each of the 50 United States.
DOD Missile Defense Strategy
Mon, 05 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
As missile technology matures and proliferates among potential adversaries China, Russia, North Korea and Iran, the threat to the USA, deployed forces, allies and partners is increasing ... with missile defense playing a key role in U.S. national security.
Marines Live-Fire Weapons At Mount Bundey
Mon, 05 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with Rotational Force - Darwin conduct a live-fire range with the M240B medium machine gun, M2 heavy machine gun and Mk 19 40mm grenade launcher at Mount Bundey Training Area, NT, Australia.
Independence Day 2021 - Old Glory With Declaration
Sun, 04 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Old Glory waves proudly with the "Declaration of Independence" in its center that was signed by the Founding Fathers on July 4, 1776 ... starting the American Revolutionary War ... and giving birth to our beloved ... United States of America ... the land of the free and home of the brave!
Coast Guardsman Supports Border Humanitarian Operations
Sun, 04 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Petty Officer 3rd Class Darius Jones, a generally modest, mild mannered coastie, walks around the Customs and Border Protection facility in Yuma, Arizona with a bright smile, greeting everyone with a fist bump and uplifting comment.
NASA’s Earth System Observatory
Sun, 04 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
NASA's Earth System Observatory is an array of satellites, instruments and missions ... that are going to collect a series of critical observations to better inform us of how our planet is changing with greater precision on unimaginable scales.
National Anthem At Command Change
Sat, 03 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The official party, guests, and family members stand at attention during the national anthem at a change of command at Coast Guard Base Seattle.
Air Force MSGT Reflects On 30 Year Service
Sat, 03 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Master Sgt. Cynthia Wahl, a curriculum developer at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center here, has experienced many different jobs during her time in the Air Force including dental technician, protocol, personnel, Enlisted Professional Military Education instructor, and finally to curriculum development ... It all started on Memorial Day as a third-grader, during a 4-H event walking through a cemetery.
USAF 34th WS Attack Helicopter - GS21
Sat, 03 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The U.S. Air Force 34th Weapons Squadron (WS) competes in Gun Smoke 2021 (GS21) with an attack helicopter at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
Rescue Airmen Ready To Respond
Fri, 02 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Airmen at the 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, assigned to the U.S. Air Force 332 Air Expeditionary Wing, in an undisclosed desert location somewhere in Southwest Asia, are ready to respond at a moment's notice with their HH-60W Combat Rescue helicopter.
Goats and Glory Connects With Gamers
Fri, 02 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
Headsets on, controllers in hand, at their new digs in Memphis, Tennessee ... the Navy’s esports Goats and Glory team is competition ready ... livestreaming their gameplay to the Navy’s Twitch channel to reach a diverse and growing community in the esports realm.
Marines Conduct Artillery Raid - RT21.2
Fri, 02 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, 2nd Landing Support Battalion (LSB), 2nd Marine Logistic Group and Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing conduct an artillery raid at Camp Lejeune, NC.
USS Cheyenne Arrives At New Homeport
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) arrives at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut for a scheduled homeport shift.
Soldier Continues Legacy Of Family Service
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
According to the Pew Research Center, nearly 80 percent of veterans have an immediate family member who served in the military, showing that most veterans leave a legacy of service to their families ... as does U.S. Army 1st Lt. Bradley Cho.
USS Ronald Reagan Flight Ops - South China Sea
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 08:00:00 CST
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, conducts routine flight operations in the South China Sea.
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