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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Wed, 07 Dec 2022
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.
From Reservation To Air Force Intelligence
Wed, 07 Dec 2022
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Walter Panick, 36th Intelligence Squadron Signals Intelligence Training non-commissioned officer-in-charge at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, grew up in the Sokaogon Chippewa Community Mole Lake Band of Lake Superior Chippewa located in Nashville, Wisconsin.
The National WWII Museum
Wed, 07 Dec 2022
Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail ... The National WWII Museum in New Orleans ... features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories, taking visitors inside the story of ... the war that changed the world.
NJROTC Color Guard Leads Christmas Parade
Tue, 06 Dec 2022
Benjamin Russell High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) Color Guard members proudly lead the City of Dadeville, AL Christmas Parade.
A Sailor's Higher Calling
Tue, 06 Dec 2022
Engineman 1st Class Brent Wagner's service as a recuiter at Navy Talent Acquisition Group (NTAG) Richmond has lead him further along the path to ministry.
Paratroopers, Helos Combined Arms Live-Fire At GTA
Tue, 06 Dec 2022
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots from 12th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct a combined arms live-fire exercise at the Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA), Germany.
Soldiers Combat Train In Stryker
Mon, 05 Dec 2022
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to Lighting Troop Platoon, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, conduct combat training in a Stryker armored vehicle during Operation Dark Wolf at Hohenfels, Germany.
Army Leader's Alaska Native Heritage, Unique Path To Service
Mon, 05 Dec 2022
With a few decades of military experience under his belt, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Kevin Lambert now feels a great sense of pride and connection with his Alaska Native roots.
Gerald R. Ford CSG, NATO Ships Conduct Ops
Mon, 05 Dec 2022
Aerial and ship deck views of the first-in-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) and other ships assigned to the Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group (CSG) deployed in the Atlantic Ocean conduct training and operations alongside NATO Allies and partners.
Marines Become U.S. Citizens
Sun, 04 Dec 2022
U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, raise their right hand during their Oath of Allegiance aboard the Battleship USS North Carolina ... proudly becoming U.S. citizens. The eighteen Marines were from fifteen countries located on five different continents.
Four Siblings Become Marines In Past Year
Sun, 04 Dec 2022
Completing recruit training is a major accomplishment that less than 1% of the population will achieve. For the Grove family, four siblings ... LCpl Blake Grove, LCpl Brandon Grove, LCpl Bryce Grove, and Pvt. Samantha Grove became U.S. Marines in the past year with all them graduating from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
Marines Conduct Realistic Combat Training - Shinka 22.1
Sun, 04 Dec 2022
U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 2d Marines conduct realistic combat training in heavily wooded terrain to enhance lethal readiness and adaptability during Exercise Shinka 22.1 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
ISS Orbits Above Pacific Ocean
Sat, 03 Dec 2022
The orbiting International Space Station (ISS) flies 270 miles above the southern Pacific Ocean with its fine-tuned robotic hand, the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM), also known as Dextre, attached to the U.S. Destiny laboratory module.
X-37B OTV-6 Successful 908 Day Orbit Mission
Sat, 03 Dec 2022
The U.S. Space Force’s unmanned, reusable X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-6 (OTV6) successfully deorbited and landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility on November 12, 2022 after a mission covering 908 days that involved on-orbit experiments.
Paratroopers Conduct Combined Arms Live-Fire - GTA
Sat, 03 Dec 2022
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team conduct a combined arms live-fire exercise that includes armored vehicles at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
100th National Christmas Tree
Fri, 02 Dec 2022
Free ticket lottery winners enjoy the holiday season activities at the 100th National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington, D.C. The event included remarks by President Joe Biden.
Tribal Legacy: Culture, Dedication, Honor
Fri, 02 Dec 2022
Within the hot and dry landscape of New Mexico resides the Isleta Pueblo Navajo tribe, where the people with no electricity, no air conditioning or phones live off of the land, hunt, farm, and nurture a rich culture for their members, as did U.S. Air Force Airman Elena Gallegos.
USCG Cutter Polar Star Departs For Antarctica - ODF23
Fri, 02 Dec 2022
The crew of the United States only heavy icebreaker, the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, prepares the ship for departure from its Seattle homeport along with its leaving the dock and ending with a time lapse glimpse of it sailing to the open Pacific ocean for the crew's annual journey to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze 23 (ODF23).
B-1B Lancer's White Sky Trails
Thu, 01 Dec 2022
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer graces the partly cloudy sky with white trails from its wings shortly after taking off at Andersen AFB, Guam in support of a Bomber Task Force mission.
First Woman To Serve As A Submarine XO
Thu, 01 Dec 2022
Lt. Cmdr. Amber Cowan became the executive officer (XO) of the Gold Crew of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) on November 12, 2022 ... making her the first woman to serve as XO of a U.S. Navy submarine.
EOD Marines Train Survival In Skills At JWTC
Thu, 01 Dec 2022
U.S. Marine Corps explosive ordnance disposal technicians train in survival skills during Jungle Crab 22 (JC22) at Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan.
Sunlit Longs Peak
Wed, 30 Nov 2022
At 14,259 feet, Longs Peak towers above all other summits in Rocky Mountain National Park ... and is the first to get the sun's rays on any clear blue sky day before the sunlight slowly coats other mountains down to shadow free valleys and plains.
A Gateway Through JROTC
Wed, 30 Nov 2022
U.S. Army Capt. Saul Gandara, a first-generation Mexican American who grew up in El Paso, Texas, believes that the mentorship and guidance he received in Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps has been key to his success.
Army Main Battle Tank Gunnery At DPTA
Wed, 30 Nov 2022
U.S Army troopers assigned to 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division fire the M1A2 SEPV3 Main Battle Tanks as part of gunnery qualification on Mielno Tank Range, Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area (DPTA), Poland.
USS GRF's Inaugural Deployment Return
Tue, 29 Nov 2022
The crew of the first-in-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (GRF / CVN 78) man the rails as the ship returns to Naval Station Norfolk following the inaugural deployment with the Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group.
Drone Destroyer From Below
Tue, 29 Nov 2022
U.S. Marines with 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion tested the Marine Corps’ newest ground-based air-defense system, the Light Marine Air-Defense Integrated System with the capability to deter and neutralize unmanned aircraft systems.
Aircraft Takeoff At Nellis AFB - BF22-2
Tue, 29 Nov 2022
U.S. Air Force aircraft takeoff with slow motion scenes from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada during Black Flag 22-2.
Soldier Engages Target During Bull Run
Mon, 28 Nov 2022
A U.S. Army soldier engages a simulated target together with a M3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during the Bull Run live-fire exercise in Bemowo Piskie, Poland.
USCG Cutter Oliver Berry's Living Marine Resources Patrol
Mon, 28 Nov 2022
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry crew conducted a 38-day expeditionary patrol enforcing international living marine resources treaties and conducting joint operations with partner nations across the South Pacific.
Marines Conduct Embassy Reinforcement - Okinawa
Mon, 28 Nov 2022
U.S. Marines are taught when and how to react to non-lethal situations and enhance combat readiness during an embassy reinforcement training exercise on Okinawa, Japan.
Rifle Ready Marine In Austere Environment
Sun, 27 Nov 2022
A rifle ready U.S. Marine posts security at two locations and makes a watery approach in an austere environment during a limited scale raid on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.
Adapt To Win – Green Flag-West 23-02
Sun, 27 Nov 2022
Green Flag-West exercises were air-to-ground primarily executed in conjunction with U.S. Army exercises ... In an effort to modernize and strengthen our military for strategic competition, Green Flag-West 23-02 focused on facilitating air operations in maritime surface warfare missions, air-to-surface.
Soldiers E3B Weapons Qualifications At JBER
Sun, 27 Nov 2022
U.S. Army soldiers from 11th Airborne Division assemble the M240, study various weapons assemblies, practice the operation of the M2 and demonstrate the operation of the M240 and M2 during the Expert Infantryman, Soldier, Field Medical Badge (E3B) on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), Anchorage, Alaska.
NASA's Mars Helicopters
Sat, 26 Nov 2022
A captivating, informative illustration depicting three different models of NASA's solar-powered Mars helicopter.
Morning and Evening Colors - A Military Tradition
Sat, 26 Nov 2022
For civilians and military personnel living and working on a military base, starting and finishing their day with morning and evening colors has always been the norm ... a time-honored military tradition.
USS Porter Returns To Norfolk
Sat, 26 Nov 2022
USS Porter (DDG 78) completes her homeport shift from Naval Station Rota Spain to Naval Station Norfolk with proud loved ones waiting to greet their sailors.
Catalytic Converter Theft Ring Busted In Tulsa
Fri, 25 Nov 2022
Scenes in Tulsa, Oklahoma of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Tulsa law enforcement officers arresting individuals involved in a national network of thieves, dealers, and processors for their roles in conspiracies involving stolen catalytic converters sold to a metal refinery for tens of millions of dollars.
The Saint and Ten Sinners
Fri, 25 Nov 2022
U.S. Army Capt. Robert Stanley always had an interest in history, and after learning of his great-uncle’s involvement in WWII as a member of a B-17 aircrew known as "The Saint and Ten Sinners" ... he was inspired to research it more.
U.S., Spanish Marines Conduct FLOTEX-22
Fri, 25 Nov 2022
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, and Infanteria de Marina (Spanish Marines) with Tactical Group Wolfs, conduct Spanish FLOTEX-22 near Rota, Spain.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Thu, 24 Nov 2022
USA Patriotism! wishes fellow Americans a safe and happy Thanksgiving ... as you celebrate it with loved ones ... in your own special way! The Thanksgiving holiday dates back to 1621, the year after the Puritans arrived in Massachusetts, determined to practice their religion without interference.
Remembering A Deployed Thanksgiving
Thu, 24 Nov 2022
Back in 2003, Scott Sturkol was spending Thanksgiving away from his family on a deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom in Southwest Asia. It wasn’t his first deployment, but it was his first Thanksgiving away from home ... So, be thankful for his service and all who protect the freedoms that all Americans enjoy every day.
Raid On Village With Armored Vehicles - SJ22
Thu, 24 Nov 2022
U.S. Army paratroopers alongside Italian soldiers conduct a raid using armored vehicles on a village occupied by opposing forces consisting of U.S. soldiers, North Macedonian soldiers, and Lithuanian soldiers at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany during Exercise Saber Junction 22 (SJ22).
USCG Small Boat Crews Rescue 217 People
Wed, 23 Nov 2022
U.S. Coast Guard cutter small boat crews rescue and ferry 217 people from an overloaded, unsafe Haitian sailing vessel to Cutter Escanaba in the vicinity of Dog Rocks, Bahamas.
First Female USMC Silent Drill Platoon Commander
Wed, 23 Nov 2022
Capt. Kelsey M. Hastings, a female artillery officer, made history on November 21, 2022 when she became the first woman to command the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon ... The Marines execute a series of calculated drill movements and precise handling of their hand-polished, 10-and-one-half pound M1 Garand rifles with fixed bayonets.
Mississippi River Low Water Level
Wed, 23 Nov 2022
A look at several locations near Memphis, Tennessee of the historic low water level of the Mississippi River due to drought conditions during 2022.
Island In The Sky Winter Sunset
Tue, 22 Nov 2022
A captivating snow coated winter sunset view of the Island In The Sky mesa that rests on sheer sandstone cliffs over 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain in the Canyonlands National Park.
Pushing Beyond Power Limitations In Space
Tue, 22 Nov 2022
Rapidly proliferating small satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO) are expanding space-based capabilities critical to both government and industry ... with the new Space Power Conversion Electronics (SPCE) program seeking greater efficiencies in usable power in the harsh space environment.
Marines Live-Fire M2, Mark 19 - Shinka 22.1
Tue, 22 Nov 2022
U.S. Marines interact as they set-up and live-fire a M2 machine gun and Mark 19 40mm grenade machine gun during Exercise Shinka 22.1 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
F-15C Eagle Over Pacific During KS23
Mon, 21 Nov 2022
A U.S. Air Force 44th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle flies over the cloud covered Pacific Ocean during bilateral exercise Keen Sword 23 (KS23) between the U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Forces to enhance interoperability and readiness.
Airman All About Family, Service
Mon, 21 Nov 2022
Tech. Sgt. MC Garrette Dela Cruz looked up to his uncles, who served in the U.S. Air Force. And while he loved living in Guam, he decided to join the Air Force to provide financial stability for his family.
Paratroopers Conduct Raid On Village - SJ22
Mon, 21 Nov 2022
U.S. Army paratroopers conduct a raid on a village occupied by opposing forces consisting of North Macedonian soldiers and Lithuanian soldiers at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, as part of Exercise Saber Junction 22 (SJ22).
Sea Hawk Flies Near Mount Fuji
Sun, 20 Nov 2022
A U.S. Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Warlords" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 conducts flight operations near Mount Fuji, Japan during a flight exercise.
NAVWAR STEM Fosters Next Generation Of Scientists, Engineers
Sun, 20 Nov 2022
Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) co-hosted the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology LEGO League Challenge Qualifying Tournament at Eastlake High School in Chula Vista, California.
A-10 Thunderbolt IIs Strafing, CBUs Testing
Sun, 20 Nov 2022
U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs assigned to the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron conduct a strafing run and test two different Cluster Bomb Units at the Nevada Test and Training Range.
Paratroopers Conduct Live-Fire - JRTC 23-02
Sat, 19 Nov 2022
U.S. Army Paratroopers conduct a brigade-level live-fire exercise, including breaching/clearing buildings and calling for fire, during a Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) rotation 23-02 on Fort Polk, Louisiana.
War Hero Recounts Lives Saved In Afghanistan
Sat, 19 Nov 2022
U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Antonio Gonzalez received the Silver Star for actions in Afghanistan in 2007. He exposed himself to Taliban snipers and machine gunners three times to save the lives of four Afghan security force members ... and almost dying in the process.
Marines Conduct Squad Maneuvers - Shinka 22.1
Sat, 19 Nov 2022
U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 2d Marines conduct squad maneuvers during Exercise Shinka 22.1 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan. The realistic training produces lethal, ready, and adaptable forces capable of decentralized operations across a wide range of missions.
Marines Combat Train In Wooded Terrain
Fri, 18 Nov 2022
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 2d Marines combat train in heavily wooded terrain during Keen Sword 23 at Tsutara, Japan. The training is associated with defending Japan against foreign aggression.
Detroit Native's Journey To USMC Officer
Fri, 18 Nov 2022
While Richmond Jackson didn't acheive his goal to become a NBA player, he did eventually focus on his unsupported school efforts ... that allowed him to become a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Armored Units Envelop Battlefield - SJ22
Fri, 18 Nov 2022
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade envelop an area with armored units from the Italian Army to emplace obstacles on the battlefield at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany as part of Exercise Saber Junction 22 (SJ22).
Artemis I Deep Space Test Launch
Thu, 17 Nov 2022
NASA’s Space Launch System rocket carrying the Orion spacecraft launches on the Artemis I flight test from Launch Pad 39B from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Artemis I is the first integrated flight test of NASA’s deep space exploration systems.
Space Force Aggressors ... Adversary Focused Training
Thu, 17 Nov 2022
As our nation’s prosperity becomes intertwined with space, our nation’s security becomes just as reliant ... U.S. Space Force comes in to deter and compete against threats to the space domain ... carrying out its responsibility of developing and preparing Guardians, known as Aggressors, to prevail in conflict.
Ships In Formation - MCSOFEX 22
Thu, 17 Nov 2022
The U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan, steams in formation with ships assigned to Carrier Strike Group 5 and Republic of Korea Navy.
Colors Presented On Veterans Day
Wed, 16 Nov 2022
U.S. Marine Corps veterans salute the Colors presented by members of the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May recruit ceremonial honor guard as other recruits stand at attention during a Veterans Day ceremony on base at the enlisted memorial.
From Cameroonian Soldier To American Airman
Wed, 16 Nov 2022
My only solution was to get out ... I knew that if I were caught, I would spend the rest of my life in jail, or be killed ... The main objective is to share my experience and what the U.S. can do to better strengthen their relationship with Africa.
Marines Live-Fire Rifles - Shinka 22.1
Wed, 16 Nov 2022
U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 2d Marines, conduct a live-fire range with rifles during Exercise Shinka 22.1 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
NSSI-West Innovation Lab Holographic
Tue, 15 Nov 2022
U.S. Space Force Maj. Gen. Shawn Bratton, Commander of Space Training and Readiness Command, observes a demonstration of a holographic device inside the 'Innovation Lab' at the National Security Space Institute - West (NSSI-West) campus in Colorado Springs.
Twins Turning Heads Working On Combat Systems Software
Tue, 15 Nov 2022
Alex and Zach Pink, computer scientists in Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport’s Undersea Warfare Combat Systems Department, admit they have gotten a few double takes in their time at Division Newport, but that is not exactly a new occurrence for the twin brothers.
Paratroopers Engage Opposing Forces - SJ22
Tue, 15 Nov 2022
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned 1st Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment engage opposing forces at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, as part of Exercise Saber Junction 22 (SJ22).
Mountain Glacier Blanketed With Snow, Clouds
Mon, 14 Nov 2022
A stunning view of a blue tinted glacier blanketed with snow and clouds as it edges downward through a mountain pass in Glacier Bay National Park and Reserve.
Medal Of Honor Recipient Earl Plumlee Returns Home
Mon, 14 Nov 2022
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Earl Plumlee, a Medal of Honor recipient and Oklahoma native, returned to his home state to share his story with fellow Oklahomans.
Hurricane Ian's Damage To Pine Island
Mon, 14 Nov 2022
A drone's eye view of Hurricane Ian's devastating damage to Pine Island, Florida.
Honoring Heroes At Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Sun, 13 Nov 2022
U.S. Air Force Honor Guard members from RAF Mildenhall conduct the firing of volleys in honor of the buried heroes at Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial in Cambridge, England on Veterans Day.
Preparing Marines To Be Amphibious Warfighters
Sun, 13 Nov 2022
To become a Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival, Marines must endure a 3-week program that teaches American Red Cross rescues, CPR/AED administration, Marine Corps rescues, and the fundamentals of teaching Marines water survival.
U.S. Marines, Australian Soldiers Fire Artillery - ED22
Sun, 13 Nov 2022
U.S. Marines and Australian Army soldiers conduct live-fire artillery training during Exercise Darrandarra 22 (ED22) at Mount Bundey Training Area, NT, Australia.
EA-18G Growler Takes Off From USS Ronald Reagan
Sat, 12 Nov 2022
An EA-18G Growler, attached to the Shadowhawks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141, takes off from the flight deck aboard the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), in the Philippine Sea.
SERE Training To Survive
Sat, 12 Nov 2022
Aircrew members honed their land navigation and evasion skills, navigating through the woods at Newton Hills State Park using only a compass and a map while "enemy" actors tried to track them.
Soldiers Conduct Contested Area Insertion - SJ22
Sat, 12 Nov 2022
U.S. Army Sky Soldiers from the 173d Airborne Brigade conduct an aerial insertion into a notionally contested area at the Joint Multi-national Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany as part of Exercise Saber Junction 22 (SJ22).
Veterans Day
Fri, 11 Nov 2022
The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.
From Trinity To The Triad
Fri, 11 Nov 2022
"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." Robert Oppenheimer recalled those words from the Hindu Bhagavad Gita when they tested the first nuclear weapon at the Alamogordo weapons testing site in New Mexico. Though he could not have guessed what we now know of the dawn of strategic deterrence, Oppenheimer knew that world had changed forever in the New Mexico sand.
A-10Cs Aerial Demo - 2022 MT ANGB Airshow
Fri, 11 Nov 2022
Captivating aerial maneuvers by the A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team during an airshow at McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base (MT ANGB) in Knoxville, Tennessee.
U.S. Marine Corps Birthday
Thu, 10 Nov 2022
The official birthday of the United States Marine Corps is November 10, 1775 ... that honors the Corps' proud past, traditions, ideals, and ... all the brave ones now serving and those before them during the service’s distinguished history.
Celebrating USMC 247th Birthday
Thu, 10 Nov 2022
U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Michael McWilliams, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Logistics Group, cuts a birthday cake for 2nd MLG Marines and Sailors at the French Creek 303 Mess Hall during its celebration of the U.S. Marine Corps 247th birthday on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Former Soldier's Army Civilian Service, Supporting Fellow Vets
Thu, 10 Nov 2022
If Colin Lineberger could no longer be a green suiter and jump out of airplanes and get bad guys, serving the Army as a civilian at Fort Knox along with being the chief operations officer of a non-profit organization that works with veterans, service members, and gold star families ... provides a sense of fulfillment that is the next best thing.
Marines, Soldiers Conduct Live Flight Op - EG22
Thu, 10 Nov 2022
U.S. Marines with Marine Aircraft Control Group 48, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, along with soldiers from 10th Air Support Operations Squadron conduct a simulated live flight operation during Exercise Gunslinger 22 (EG22).
Soldiers Fire M777A2 Howitzer At GTA
Wed, 09 Nov 2022
U.S. Army soldiers fire a M777A2 Howitzer during a Table XV Battery Certification live-fire exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA), Germany.
USMC Honor Graduate LCpl Douglas Pfeifer
Wed, 09 Nov 2022
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Douglas C. Pfeifer graduated basic training on August 5th, 2022, with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion ... earning the title of company honor graduate for excelling in everything he did while at boot camp.
7SFG Soldiers Conduct Multi Combat Ops
Wed, 09 Nov 2022
U.S. Army 7th Special Forces Group (7SFG) soldiers train on maritime interdiction, close quarters battle, Fast Rope Insertion/Extraction System, heavy drops, high altitude low opening operations, full mission profiles, and water infiltration training in and around Camp "Bull" Simons and Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
Artemis I SLS Rocket Launch Pad
Tue, 08 Nov 2022
NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard associated with NASA’s Artemis I mission is seen atop a mobile launcher at Launch Complex 39B, after being rolled out to the launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a launch of the uncrewed flight test.
Coast Guard Joins The Fight In Vietnam
Tue, 08 Nov 2022
Vietnam is usually remembered as a war fought in jungles and rice paddies. But there was another conflict as well. A sailor’s war, much of it fought from the decks of United States Coast Guard cutters.
USS Gonzalez Returns To Norfolk
Tue, 08 Nov 2022
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez returns to Naval Station Norfolk to waiting loved ones. The ship was deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group.
Marines Post Security At Combat Town
Mon, 07 Nov 2022
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Hector Plancarte, left, and Lance Cpl. Zachery Morgan, right, post security during a basic skills test at Combat Town, Okinawa, Japan.
Rocky Mountain National Park Adventure
Mon, 07 Nov 2022
Rocky Mountain is one of the highest parks in the national park system, with 60 peaks over 12,000 feet, and many of those reaching over 13,000 feet and one reaching over 14,000 feet. The continental divide runs through the park, and about 1/3 of the park is above 11,000 feet in an alpine tundra environment.
Marines Super Squad 22 - Camp Pendleton
Mon, 07 Nov 2022
U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (1st MARDIV), participate in the 1st MARDIV Super Squad Competition involving a variety of combat-related tasks on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Going-To-The-Sun Road Scenic Beauty
Sun, 06 Nov 2022
One of the many beautiful, breathtaking scenic views from the engineering marvel ... Going-To-The-Sun Road along its 50-mile Rock Mountains route within Glacier National Park in Montana.
Worth The Waite
Sun, 06 Nov 2022
U.S. Navy Gas Turbine Systems Technician First Class Clayton Waite became Navy Talent Acquisition Group Red River’s newest Petty Officer First Class in October 2022 when he was selected for meritorious advancement.
Paratroopers Conduct Airborne Op - SJ22
Sun, 06 Nov 2022
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct an airborne operation onto Hohenfels Drop Zone at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany as part of Exercise Saber Junction 22 (SJ22).
Coast Guardsman's Watery M240b Live-Fire
Sat, 05 Nov 2022
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Chayce Faulkner, a qualified tactical coxswain, fires a M240b machine gun 9 miles offshore Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida in association with maintaining qualifications on all required firearms.
Army 780th MIB Host STEM, Cyber Event For Teens
Sat, 05 Nov 2022
Soldiers and Civilians representing the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber) partnered with Anne Arundel County Public Library to host a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and cybersecurity event for teens.
Airmen Load Weapons On F-15C
Sat, 05 Nov 2022
U.S. Air Force aircraft armament systems specialists assigned to the 125th Maintenance Group, Florida Air National Guard, load weapons onto a F-15C eagle aircraft at Jacksonville Air National Guard Base, Florida.
USAF HG Drill Team At Lincoln Memorial Plaza
Fri, 04 Nov 2022
The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs their routine during the Joint Services Drill Exhibition at the Lincoln Memorial Plaza with the Washington Monument in the background at Washington, D.C.
Pursuing Excellence In The Marine Corps
Fri, 04 Nov 2022
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Brooke M. Thompson, who was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, is an avionics technician with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 242 and is a vital asset to her unit.
Marines Conduct Platoon Attacks - Darrandarra 22
Fri, 04 Nov 2022
U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force-Darwin 22, conduct platoon level attacks during exercise Darrandarra 22 at Mount Bundey Training Area, NT, Australia.
USS The Sullivans Sails In Red Sea
Thu, 03 Nov 2022
Guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans sails in the Red Sea during its deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to help ensure maritime security and stability in the Middle East region.
Minding The Mid-Atlantic Gap
Thu, 03 Nov 2022
Nestled quietly amongst the volcanic islands of the Azores Archipelago lies the island of Terceira, home to the 65th Air Base Group, Lajes Field Air Base, with its location offering unique capabilities for the United States and allied partner nations.
Soldiers Fire Paladins In Poland
Thu, 03 Nov 2022
U.S. Army soldiers with 2-82 Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division fire M109A7 Paladins during a full-scale training exercise in Poland associated with maintaining readiness in support of NATO allies and regional security partners throughout the region.
Soldiers Carry Medevac Casualty
Wed, 02 Nov 2022
U.S. Army soldiers carry a casualty from a helicopter during medevac training in Romania that is associated with a multinational exercise that reinforces NATO’s eastern flank with partners across the European continent to reassure our Nations allies.
Priest Takes Religious Service Where Needed Most
Wed, 02 Nov 2022
Father Keith J. Shuley, a Catholic priest and recently retired Navy Chaplain, is approved by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services to serve Naval Base San Diego ... which is critical to the success of the Department of Navy's Strategic Plan for Religious Ministry.
USS Abraham Lincoln Flight Ops 09-2022
Wed, 02 Nov 2022
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) crew and pilots conduct flight operations with Navy and Marine Corps aircraft during September 2022 at undisclosed locations in the Pacific Ocean during routine operations in the U.S. 3rd Fleet.
Kids Warrior Day On USMC Camp Foster
Tue, 01 Nov 2022
Children of Marines participate in the combat fitness test during Kid’s Warrior Day on U.S. Marine Corps Camp Foster at Okinawa, Japan.
Battle Of Yorktown Deception Strategy
Tue, 01 Nov 2022
On 19 October 1781, Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered his British forces to General George Washington following a two-week siege at Yorktown, Virginia. Intelligence played a significant role in the battle that brought the American Revolution to its final climax.
Marines Conduct Defensive Ops - BALTOPS 22
Tue, 01 Nov 2022
U.S. Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team 2/6, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct defensive operations during BALTOPS 22 ... the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region at Ustka, Poland.
Happy Halloween!
Mon , 31 Oct 2022
Halloween, also known as ... All Hallows’ Eve ... is observed on October 31st ... the evening before All Saints’ (or All Hallows’) Day. Popular Halloween activities include trick-or-treating , attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, telling scary stories, visiting haunted attractions, and watching horror films.
HSI Organized Retail Crime Search
Mon, 31 Oct 2022
Agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) per an issued warrant ... conduct an Organized Retail Crime (ORC) search at an undisclosed retail location in Chicago, Illinois.
A Marine To The Core - LCPL Sean Alander
Mon, 31 Oct 2022
Walking through the halls of Belle Plaine High School, Sean R. Alander noticed one thing ... a poster of a U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant in his dress blue uniform and a quote that said, "The Few. The Proud. The Marines" ... Alander wanted to be him.
U.S. & ROK Armies Live-Fire Artillery, Tanks
Mon, 31 Oct 2022
U.S. Army 2 Infantry Division and elements of the ROK Army conduct a joint live-fire exercise with artillery and tanks at an undisclosed location in the ROK.
Space Force SpOC Time Capsule
Sun, 30 Oct 2022
U.S. Space Force Lt. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting, commander Space Operations Command (SpOC), and CMSgt. Jacob Simmons, senior enlisted leader of SpOC, placed their Headquarters Space Operations uniform patches and written notes to future Guardians into the SpOC time capsule in celebration of the command's 2nd anniversary at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado.
JCOC 13 Receives A Space Force Immersion
Sun, 30 Oct 2022
Joint Civilian Orientation Conference Class (JCOC) is the Department of Defense’s oldest and most prestigious public liaison program ... JCOC 93 visited Peterson SFB and Schriever SFB to expand their knowledge of the U.S. Space Force.
Last NROL-91 Delta IV Heavy Launch From VSFB
Sun, 30 Oct 2022
Scenes from different locations of a successful Delta IV Heavy rocket launch with a spy satellite associated with the NROL-91 mission from Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB), California.
Buck Hollow Overlook Autumn Sunrise
Sat, 29 Oct 2022
Buck Hollow Overlook within the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia ... faces east-northeast from an elevation of 2,710 feet with a stunning autumn scenic look out over the fog coated mountains.
Passing The Sniff Test
Sat, 29 Oct 2022
It's the job of the handler to read an MWD’s change in behavior ... Trained MWDs associate the smell of specific odors with getting rewarded and anticipate that reward. Handlers have to be on the lookout for those tells.
Marines Conduct MOUT, Warrior Night Events
Sat, 29 Oct 2022
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, conduct Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) during a field exercise and participate in the HQBN Warrior Night events including hand to hand at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, MCBH.
Recruits At Drill Instructor Summit
Fri, 28 Oct 2022
Drill instructors from all U.S. military service branches observe U.S. Coast Guard training during the 2022 Drill Instructor Summit as part of the Council on USCG Recruit Basic Training in Cape May, New Jersey.
Naval STEM's Naval Horizons For High School, College Students
Fri, 28 Oct 2022
The Department of the Navy’s (DoN) Naval STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) new Naval Horizons program is a student essay contest for high school and college students.
Soldiers Test Fire Main Battle Tanks - RTF 22
Fri, 28 Oct 2022
U.S. Army 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division test fires their M1A2 SEPV3 main battle tanks as part of the Ready To Fight 2022 (RTF 22) exercise.
USAF B-1B Lancer Guam Takeoff
Thu, 27 Oct 2022
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, takes off in support of a Bomber Task Force Mission at Andersen AFB, Guam.
Students Learn EOD Soldiers' STEM Side
Thu, 27 Oct 2022
More than 40 fifth-grade students from Gouverneur Middle School met with a team of EOD specialists outside the Fort Drum STARBASE Academy, as young, inquisitive eyes darted around the robots and the soldier's transport vehicle.
USAF B-52s Fly With German, Belgian Aircraft
Thu, 27 Oct 2022
Two U.S. Air Force 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-52H Stratofortresses integrate with the German and Belgian Air Forces during a Bomber Task Force mission over Germany and Belgium including inflight scenes of a B-52's pilots and other crewmembers.
Sailor Fires M2A1 In Adriatic Sea
Wed, 26 Oct 2022
Aviation Ordinanceman Airman Uziel Rodriguez, assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, fires an M2A1 machine gun during a live-fire exercise in the Adriatic Sea.
Strengthening The Brotherhood
Wed, 26 Oct 2022
Thanks to a partnership between the United States Marine Corps and the Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) ... the alliance unexpectedly became an unbreakable bond across cultures.
Marines Conduct Flight Ops - Caraibes 22
Wed, 26 Oct 2022
U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266 conduct flight operations with V-22 Osprey aircraft during French-Caribbean exercise Caraibes 22 in the Caribbean Sea.
Soldiers Fire Machine Gun At GTA
Tue, 25 Oct 2022
U.S. Soldiers with Lightning Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment live-fire targets with a machine gun at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA), Germany.
Intel Analysts Provide Lethal Readiness
Tue, 25 Oct 2022
With phenomenal accuracy, intel analysts can identify what type of adversary weapon is deployed, its location, the threat level presented; and, if the threat needs to be neutralized.
Soldiers Conduct Air Assault Ops In Romania
Tue, 25 Oct 2022
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to Hardrock and Bulldog Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct Air Assault Operations in conjunction with a Support by Fire Live-Fire Exercise at Babadag Training Area, Romania.
Marines Night Fire Mortar
Mon, 24 Oct 2022
A captivating overlapping image collage of U.S. Marine mortarmen with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, as they load and fire a mortar in the early night during a field exercise at Range 800 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Born in Harm’s Way: The Advent of Navy Medicine
Mon, 24 Oct 2022
Throughout the American Revolutionary War, Navy surgeons and surgeon’s mates ... those first representatives of what we call Navy Medicine today ... could be found on almost every ship of the Continental Navy, as well as colonial privateers and state vessels.
Sailors Conduct Dives, Pier Sweep - VS22
Mon, 24 Oct 2022
U.S. Navy sailors with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five, conduct dives and pier sweep during Valiant Shield 22 (VS22), at Naval Base Guam.
Fort Myers Beach Hurricane Ian Clean Up
Sun, 23 Oct 2022
As wind blown Old Glory flies under the cloudy sky, crews work to cleanup sand scattered further inland from the Fort Myers Beach shoreline during powerful Hurricane Ian's destructive path. The collected sand will be used to build back the seawall.
Instructor Pilot Flies Son’s CH-47 'Nickel Ride'
Sun, 23 Oct 2022
A “nickel ride” at Fort Rucker’s flight school was worth its weight in gold for one Army aviation family. 2nd Lt. Scott E. Moore Jr., a flight school student at Fort Rucker, was flown by his father ... Chief Warrant Officer 5 Scott E. Moore, Sr.
Live-Fire During MCCRE On Camp Lejeune
Sun, 23 Oct 2022
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, participate in the final live-fire day and night events during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Pentagon Group Burial Marker
Sat, 22 Oct 2022
A solemn up close view of the Pentagon Group Burial Marker in Section 64 at Arlington National Cemetery. This five-sided granite group marker stands over the gravesite, bearing the names of all those who perished in the Pentagon and aboard American Airlines Flight 77 on September 11, 2001 due to a terrorist attack.
USCG Patrol Boat Safety Zone
Sat, 22 Oct 2022
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists in a patrol boat secure a safety zone for the Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival boat race in Madisonville, Louisiana.
Marine Corps Reserves - A Path to Success
Sat, 22 Oct 2022
The Marine Corps Reserves has stood at the ready since 1916 ... to strengthen active forces in peacetime and in time of war. It also serves to provide support during national emergencies or lead community service efforts.
Paratroopers Conduct SURT Patrol, React
Sat, 22 Oct 2022
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division conduct a Patrol and React to Contact during the Small Unit Ranger Tactics (SURT) qualification course on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Captivating View Of Mentasta Mountains, Valley
Fri, 21 Oct 2022
Hikers standing at the edge of a mountain summit experience a captivating dynamic view of the Mentasta Mountains and valley that includes the extremely difficult multi-day Skookum Volcano to Rambler Mine Route and river decorated with nature's beautiful colors under the bright blue partly cloudy sky within the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
FBI Quantico Training Academy Turns 50
Fri, 21 Oct 2022
As the FBI Training Academy at Quantico celebrates its 50th year, it would be nearly impossible to count the miles run, classroom hours logged, rounds of ammunition fired, or tactical exercises conducted. But there is something we can count ... training nearly 54,000 law enforcement students in those 50 years.
USAF B-52H Stratofortresses Land At RAF Fairford
Fri, 21 Oct 2022
B-52H Stratofortresses assigned to the 23th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Minot Air Force Base land at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom.
Combined Arms Attack - GP22
Thu, 20 Oct 2022
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Darrick Goodman and A1C Logan Delehanty, 374th Security Forces Squadron patrolmen, cover a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldier assigned to the 34th Infantry Regiment during a combined arms attack exercise for Exercise Guard and Protect 2022 (GP22) at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
Airman Emeritus – Ret. Lt. Col. Bob "Fox" Faux
Thu, 20 Oct 2022
The cycle of life at any military organization is fluid. Airmen raise their hand, enlist, or get their commission, they go off to schools, and they serve their time – some leave after one or two hitches – others strive for that brass ring 20-year retirement and still others ... arguably the very few ... go a bit further and become the “Airman Emeritus” of an organization.
Marines Conduct Patrol - Shinka 22.1
Thu, 20 Oct 2022
U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 2d Marines, camo their faces then conduct a patrol in a dense wooded area during Exercise Shinka 22.1 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
F/A-18E Lands Aboard USS George H.W. Bush
Wed, 19 Oct 2022
A F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143, lands aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during the NATO-led vigilance activity Neptune Strike 22.2 in the Adriatic Sea.
Unmanned Systems, AI Used In Bilateral Naval Exercise
Wed, 19 Oct 2022
Naval forces from the United States and United Kingdom conducted a bilateral exercise in the Arabian Gulf, which featured the use of unmanned systems and artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance maritime monitoring by crewed ships and operators ashore.
Yellowstone Wildlife
Wed, 19 Oct 2022
While Yellowstone National Park is most known for its dynamic colorful hydrothermal and geologic wonders, it is home to a diverse wildlife including ... bison with new born and loner adults; a variety of birds like the ruffed grouse; bighorn sheep roaming in the higher places; fish like cutthroat trout; Elk making themself known; and, even the hunters ... black/cinnamon bears; grizzly bears, and, wolves.
Black Hornet Nano Drone
Tue, 18 Oct 2022
A U.S. Army soldier, assigned to Palehorse Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, prepares to catch a PD-100 Black Hornet Nano Drone during a situational training exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Preparing Soldiers For Large Scale Combat Ops
Tue, 18 Oct 2022
The U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division conducted Warfighter Exercise 23-1 to assess and prepare soldiers for large scale combat operations.
Paratroopers Drop Equipment, Jump At Malemute DZ
Tue, 18 Oct 2022
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 11th Airborne Division, drop equipment and jump at Malemute Drop Zone (DZ) with support from 62nd Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster IIIs, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
Kids Enjoy MCBQ Fire, Emergency Services Open House
Mon, 17 Oct 2022
Families explore Fire Station 531 during Fire Prevention Week on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia with the kids enjoying the experience.
Women In Combat Arms
Mon, 17 Oct 2022
Modern successful militaries have one thing in common: each value the contributions of women in all occupational specialties. U.S. Marine Corps LCpl. Charisse Briguera and Uruguayan Marine Corps Private Marino Milagros Correa are two examples of woman in combat arms who are serving as force multipliers for their countries.
MOUT Raid On Camp Lejeune
Mon, 17 Oct 2022
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, conduct a military operations on urbanization terrain (MOUT) raid during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
USCG Cutter Northland Patrols Haitian Coast
Sun, 16 Oct 2022
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Northland (WMEC 904) patrols off the coast of Haiti. The U.S. Coast Guard is one part of a whole-of-government approach to assist the Haitian government with security and stability throughout Haiti.
Purple Heart Recipient Embraces Leadership In Army ROTC
Sun, 16 Oct 2022
Stephen Hochstetler, an Army ROTC Cadet and Purple Heart recipient, is a senior Army ROTC Cadet at the University of Central Oklahoma. He grew up watching his dad jump out of airplanes with the 82nd Airborne Division and became fascinated with the military.
USCG Crew Conducts Non-Compliant Vessel Pursuit
Sun, 16 Oct 2022
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell crew conducts non-compliant vessel pursuit training in Newport, Rhode Island in preparation for counter-narcotics operations.
USAF F-22 Flies With Polish F-16s
Sat, 15 Oct 2022
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 90th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron flies alongside two Polish F-16s in formation during the NATO Air Shielding media day, at Lask Air Base, Poland. The Raptors uphold the Air Shielding mission alongside Polish F-16s and Italian Eurofighter Typhoons.
High School Seniors Discuss Nuclear Topics With Pentagon Leaders
Sat, 15 Oct 2022
Each fall, a group of students from Fairport High School, Fairport, New York have the unique opportunity to visit with government leaders in the national capital area to discuss topics and issues they have researched as part of a social studies elective course, ‘Senior Leadership Seminar’.
CAV Troopers Fire Bradley FVs In Poland
Sat, 15 Oct 2022
U.S. Army troopers with 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division test fire and zero Bradley fighting vehicles at an undisclosed range in Poland.
Jacks Fork River Nature View
Fri, 14 Oct 2022
A nature's view of a calm flowing section of the Jacks Fork River that along most of its 46.4 miles is one of the wildest and most scenic of all Missouri Ozark streams with its clear waters roaring down the valley surrounded by steep walls and massive cliffs.
One Airman's American Dream
Fri, 14 Oct 2022
The U.S. Air Force is often called a “melting pot” by its members because individuals from different walks of life come together to serve side by side and provide different outlooks on accomplishing the mission.
Marines Embassy Reinforcement - Darrandarra 22
Fri, 14 Oct 2022
U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D) 22, participate in an embassy reinforcement scenario as part of exercise Darrandarra on Tiwi Island, NT, Australia.
Osprey Takes Off From USS Tripoli
Thu, 13 Oct 2022
A MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 (Reinforced) takes off from the flight deck aboard amphibious assault carrier USS Tripoli (LHA 7).
A Wet Nose Can Help You Feel Better
Thu, 13 Oct 2022
Patty Mac, a lovable four-year old yellow Lab, is a U.S. Navy facility therapy dog with an infectious presence and extraordinary talent.
USS Shoup SM-2 Missile Launch In Slow Motion
Thu, 13 Oct 2022
A slow motion look at the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) launching an SM-2 Block IIIA missile in the Pacific Ocean as part of a Live Fire With A Purpose exercise.
Soldiers Prepare Apache Helo For Transport
Wed, 12 Oct 2022
U.S. Army soldiers with the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade prepare an AH-64 Apache helicopter to ready it for transport throughout southwest Asia on Ali Al Salem Air Base.
WWII Veteran Shares Inspiring Words To Soldiers
Wed, 12 Oct 2022
Soldiers received an appreciation for unit history, a sense of belonging and a shared bond with those who came before them as an inspiring graduation gift from Hilton LaBow (98), a 10th Mountain Division World War II veteran.
Paratroopers Conduct SURT Obstacle Course
Wed, 12 Oct 2022
Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division conduct the Obstacle Course portion of the Small Unit Ranger Tactics (SURT) qualification course on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Upon completion of SURT, the paratroopers will go on to Ranger School.
USMC Recruits Salute The Colors
Tue, 11 Oct 2022
U.S. Marines with the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Color Guard present the colors as Lima Company recruits salute at attention during their graduation ceremony.
Marine Seeks Next Generation Marines In Hometown
Tue, 11 Oct 2022
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Brandon Ashby with Recruiting Sub-Station Syracuse associated with Recruiting Station Albany, New York, is currently assigned as a recruiter in his blue collar hometown of Syracuse, New York.
Marines Conduct Basic Jungle Survival Skills At JWTC
Tue, 11 Oct 2022
U.S. Marines with 7th Communication Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, conduct the Basic Jungle Survival Skills course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center (JWTC), Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan to prepare for jungle operations.
Hurricane Ian Search/Rescue & Comfort
Mon, 10 Oct 2022
FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Pennsylvania and Ohio Task Force 1 teams conduct search and rescue operations with dogs in Fort Myers and Matlacha Isles, Florida after Hurricane Ian. The third scene shows a Hurricane Ian survivor hugging Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who returns a hug of comfort during his visit to Matlacha Isles.
WWII Veteran's Memories
Mon, 10 Oct 2022
WWII Retired Chief Master Sgt. Mel Jenner (98), Army Air Forces radio operator and aerial gunner, recently visited the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he shared his story of courage and resilience.
USAF F-16 Viper Demonstration Team Aerial Practice
Mon, 10 Oct 2022
The U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper Demonstration Team takeoff from Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina and practice aerial maneuvers above it.
USCG Teams Transfer Sanibel Island Residents
Sun, 09 Oct 2022
U.S. Coast Guard personnel from the Gulf, Atlantic, and Pacific Strike teams transfer over 30 residents of Sanibel Island, Florida to the mainland so they can seek shelter and resources after Hurricane Ian.
Army Space Cadre Basic Course Strengthens Relationship With UK
Sun, 09 Oct 2022
As close allies, American and British forces routinely operate side-by-side across a wide range of military operations. And for the first time, a British Army officer attended the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command’s Army Space Cadre Basic Course.
Combat Support Training On Fort McCoy
Sun, 09 Oct 2022
U.S. Army Soldiers from the 441st Engineering Clearance Company and civilians working alongside the Valbin Role Players assist in a combat training operations including casualty assistance on Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.
Delta IV Rocket Launch With Recon Satellite
Sat, 08 Oct 2022
Team Vandenberg launched a National Reconnaissance Office satellite (NROL-91) aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Vandenberg's Space Launch Complex-6.
Dad and Son ... Graduates From Same MCRD Company
Sat, 08 Oct 2022
Over twenty two years ago, Lt. Col. Matthew A. Lamb graduated recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego with India Company, Platoon 3069. Now, his son Hayden has joined him as a graduate with India Company, Platoon 3069 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.
Marines and Hellenic SF Conduct Night Raids - AG22
Sat, 08 Oct 2022
U.S. Marines assigned to Task Force 61/2 and Hellenic Special Forces conduct night-time raids during exercise Alexander the Great 22 (AG22), Greece.
Scenic Fall View Of Courthouse Towers
Fri, 07 Oct 2022
A scenic fall color view of the reddish sandstone Courthouse Towers and its trailhead under a partly cloudy bright blue sky in the Arches National Park.
FireGuard Saves Lives, Mitigates Property Damage
Fri, 07 Oct 2022
The Colorado and California National Guard have a new way to save lives and mitigate property damage from wildfires called FireGuard. Utilizing military-operated satellites and incorporating civilian resources, service members can detect wildfires, notify authorities, and create products that can be disseminated to firefighting networks nationwide.
USS Harry S. Truman Returns To NSN
Fri, 07 Oct 2022
Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) returns to Naval Station Norfolk with loved ones proudly waiting for their sailors. The USS Harry S. Truman was on regularly scheduled nine month deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 6th Fleet areas of operations.
FL Air NG Hurricane Ian Response
Thu, 06 Oct 2022
Members of the 202nd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers (RED HORSE) Squadron, Florida Air National Guard, clear roads in St. James City, Pine Island, Florida in response to Hurricane Ian.
New BLACK SKIES Combat Readiness Exercise
Thu, 06 Oct 2022
Space Training and Readiness Command completed its first iteration of the inaugural SKIES exercise series aimed at improving the U.S. Space Force’s command and control capabilities.
Airborne Mortar Team Hangs Rounds At GTA
Thu, 06 Oct 2022
U.S. Paratroopers assigned to 173 Airborne Brigade hang 120mm mortar rounds in support of the call for fires portion of the U.S. Army Europe and Africa Best Squad Competition at Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA), Germany.
NSW Sailors With Water Waving Old Glory
Wed, 05 Oct 2022
Sailors assigned to various Naval Special Warfare (NSW) commands operate a Diver Propulsion Device with water waving Old Glory attached during high-altitude dive training.
Training Aspiring Air Force Pilots Through RPP
Wed, 05 Oct 2022
Civil Air Patrol’s U.S. Air Force Rated Preparatory Program (AF-RPP) gives CAP instructor pilots the unique opportunity to help train active-duty officers and enlisted members aspiring to fly.
Marines Setup and Fire Howitzers During CRE
Wed, 05 Oct 2022
U.S. Marines with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, fire howitzers during Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (CRE) on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Soldier Aims With Camouflaged Rifle
Tue, 04 Oct 2022
A member of the cadre for the Army’s first-ever Best Squad competition takes aim with a camouflaged rifle on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Sailor Striking The Rate
Tue, 04 Oct 2022
Sailors who enter the Navy as undesignated Seaman typically have one year to be assigned to a rate. Seaman Cordoviz recently struck the rate of Mass Communication Specialist, which was his dream from an early age. It just took longer than a year, which included a path to citizenship and the effects of the pandemic.
Airmen Fly Small Unmanned Aerial Systems
Tue, 04 Oct 2022
Airmen with U.S. Air Force 332d Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron fly Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
USMC F/A-18 Hornet Missile Armed
Mon, 03 Oct 2022
U.S. Marines with Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533 transport an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile and load it on a F/A-18D Hornet aircraft that then prepares to takeoff at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
Mother, Son Begin Army Journey Together
Mon, 03 Oct 2022
Jose Esqueda has occupied a front row seat during his mom’s life-changing makeover. He enlisted back in 2021, but injured himself during BCT at Fort Jackson, S.C. He tried again in May 2022, a few weeks after his mother, Erica, shipped off to the same location.
Soldiers Direct Fire M119A3 Howitzers - ONS22
Mon, 03 Oct 2022
U.S. Army artillerymen assigned 1st Battalion, 134th Field Artillery Regiment, conduct direct fire operations of the M119A3 Howitzer during Operation Northern Strike 2022 (ONS22) at Camp Grayling, Michigan.
CBP AMO Responds To Hurricane Ian's Landfall
Sun, 02 Oct 2022
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) air crews respond to affected areas along Florida's coast after Hurricane Ian made landfall.
Getting Back To The Fight
Sun, 02 Oct 2022
Marine Corps Romeo Company, formerly known as Special Training Company, is a rehabilitation, recovery, and reconditioning company with the mission of getting recruits back to the fight.
U.S. Marines, Allied Soldiers Conduct Combat Defense - SJ22
Sun, 02 Oct 2022
U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D) 22, Australian Army soldiers, and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) soldiers participate in a simulated combat defense during exercise Southern Jackaroo 22 (SJ22).
Remembering MOHR Douglas Munro
Sat, 01 Oct 2022
A color guard stands at attention behind the statue of Medal of Honor Recipient Petty Officer 1st Class Douglas Munro on the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May parade field during a remembrance ceremony on the 80th anniversary of Munro’s extraordinary heroic actions at Guadalcanal.
DOD Establishes Arctic Strategy and Global Resilience Office
Sat, 01 Oct 2022
The United States is an Arctic power, and the Defense Department has established an office to ensure U.S. strategy and policy protects U.S. interests in that crucial region.
USS San Jacinto, USS Bainbridge, and USS Cole Return To NSN
Sat, 01 Oct 2022
Scenes of the cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG-56) along with the guided-missile destroyers USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) and USS Cole (DDG 67) returning to Naval Station Norfolk (NSN) from deloyment followed by their crewmembers being greeted by loved ones as they depart the ships.
Kings Creek Falls Scenic Close Up
Fri, 30 Sep 2022
A stunning scenic close up view from below the rushing Kings Creek Falls with trees lining it above under the clear blue sky in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Bugsy's Final Flight
Fri, 30 Sep 2022
The pride U.S. Air Force veteran Rector "Bugsy" Stewart felt in giving back to his country was shared by his father, who fought in the Pacific Theater during World War II as a U.S. Navy Sailor. Bugsy’s affection for America and its values carried on to his sons and grandson, who also joined the armed forces.
Soldiers Conduct Field Training & Air Assault - SGS22
Fri, 30 Sep 2022
U.S. Army soldiers along with Australian and Indonesian Army soldiers conduct a field training exercise and air assault during Super Garuda Shield 2022 (SGS22) in Baturaja, Indonesia.
F-15C Eagle Over Cloudy Pacific Ocean
Thu, 29 Sep 2022
A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron flies over the cloud covered Pacific Ocean in support of Exercise Southern Beach.
Fourth-Generation Military Service Member
Thu, 29 Sep 2022
U.S. Navy Reserve Lt.j.g. Greggory Favre is a fourth-generation military service member. His family’s dedicated service to the Nation spans more than 100 years, starting with his great-grandfather, a private first class in the Army who served as an infantryman during World War I.
Recon Marines Jungle Insert On Camp Gonsalves
Thu, 29 Sep 2022
Marines with III Marine Expeditionary Force, Force Reconnaissance Battalion quietly insert into the jungle on Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa Japan without any verbal communication among themselves will conducting their recon mission that includes increasing their proficiency in jungle operations.
F/A-18 Prepares To Land On USS George H.W. Bush
Wed, 28 Sep 2022
A F/A-18 Fighter jet with U.S. Navy Carrier Air Wing 7 approaches the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) with wheels down shortly before it lands during flight operations above the Adriatic Sea.
Fallen Trooper's Motto ... Keep Moving Forward
Wed, 28 Sep 2022
U.S. Army Capt. Joshua Byers, commander of Fox Troop, Sabre Squadron, who deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom was killed in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, July 23, 2003, when his convoy hit an improvised explosive device. His last words to his soldiers were ... 'Keep Moving Forward'.
USCGC Mohawk Returns From AFRICOM Patrol
Wed, 28 Sep 2022
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC 913) returns to its homeport in Key West, Florida from a 92-day deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Africa Command (AFRICOM) area of operations.
Paratrooper Fires M240 Machine Gun
Tue, 27 Sep 2022
A U.S. Army paratrooper assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade fires a M240 machine gun during a combined arms live-fire exercise on a maneuver range at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Marine Awarded For Kabul Airport Attack Bravery
Tue, 27 Sep 2022
A massive blast shakes the ground as the Marines arrive at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan ... How Marine Sgt. Leilana TupuaRodriguez reacted to the situation that day not only saved lives, but earned her the Jim Kallstrom Award for bravery.
Airmen Conduct TACP Recon Training
Tue, 27 Sep 2022
U.S. Air Force 15th Air Support Operations Squadron conduct Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Recon Training to hone command and control capabilities involving intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.
Rifle Ready U.S. Marine Disembarks Boat
Mon, 26 Sep 2022
Rifle ready U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Nathan Coakley with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, disembarks a Swedish Combat Boat 90 during exercise Archipelago Endeavor 22 at Berga Naval Base, Sweden.
Energy Innovation To Improve Warfighter Capabilities
Mon, 26 Sep 2022
During a week in September 2022, the Pentagon's central courtyard resembled a giant science fair featuring the newest energy saving technology impressing Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks by what this means for energy conservation and warfighters.
Marines Conduct Simulated-Fire Raid - Raven 22-5
Mon, 26 Sep 2022
U.S. Marines assigned to Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve trained alongside Marine Forces Special Operations Command Marines by assisting as a partnered force in a simulated-fire raid during exercise Raven 22-5.
Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
Sun, 25 Sep 2022
Every year on the last Sunday in September ... the nation proudly and respectfully ... recognizes the sacrifice that all Gold Star Family members make when a loved one dies in service to the nation.
CBP Searches Aircraft At JFK Airport
Sun, 25 Sep 2022
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, Aircraft Search Team at John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport Queens, New York inspect aircraft compartments and vacated passenger areas.
USCGC Oliver Henry Operation Blue Pacific Efforts
Sun, 25 Sep 2022
The crew of USCGC Oliver Henry completed a 43-day historic patrol across Oceania, patrolling and visiting ports in the Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, and Australia. Oliver Henry also patrolled the exclusive economic zones of those countries and Solomon Islands.
U.S., Allied Soldiers Participate In VF22
Sun, 25 Sep 2022
U.S. Soldiers with 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, participate in Vigilant Fox 2022 (VF22), a joint exercise alongside Finnish army soldiers, and British soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, Rifles Regiment, at Niinisalo, Finland.
Colors Presented At Coast Guard Graduation
Sat, 24 Sep 2022
A Coast Guard Recruit Color Guard presents the colors during the graduation ceremony of recruit company P-202, following basic training completion at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, New Jersey.
Remembering Flying Tiger Flight 923
Sat, 24 Sep 2022
Sixty years ago on September 23, 1962, Flying Tiger Flight 923 took off from Gander, Newfoundland, headed for Germany. Seventy-six souls boarded the aircraft, but only 48 survived when the plane went down approximately 500 miles off the coast of Ireland.
Maryland Fleet Week Arrivals Past Fort McHenry
Sat, 24 Sep 2022
USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) and Royal Danish Navy training ship Denmark transit past Fort McHenry on their way to Baltimore's Port Covington and Inner Harbor for during Maryland Fleet Week and Flyover Baltimore 2022.
Honey Badger Antennas
Fri, 23 Sep 2022
Two Guardians of the 216th Space Control Squadron set up antennas as part of a ‘Honey Badger System’ during BLACK SKIES 22 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.
Heartland STEM: Building Workforce Of Tomorrow
Fri, 23 Sep 2022
Deep in America’s Heartland, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is sponsoring efforts to build a diverse workforce, promote sustainability and collaborate with the best and brightest worldwide to solve the grand challenges of 2050.
Marines Fire Mortar System, Grenade Machine Gun
Fri, 23 Sep 2022
U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division fire the M224 60 mm mortar system and Mark 19 40 mm grenade machine gun during a digital kill chain exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.
Mammoth Hot Springs' Rustic Beauty
Thu, 22 Sep 2022
A beautiful eye-catching scene of Mammoth Hot Springs' rustic, white terraces steaming from its hydrothermal feature with mountains in the background under a partly cloudy blue sky.
Testing EABO Concepts On South Pacific Island
Thu, 22 Sep 2022
Marine Rotational Force-Darwin 22 completed Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations Exercise, or EABOEX, to practice and refine expeditionary concepts in a realistic, South Pacific island environment.
USCG Cutter Vigorous Returns To Homeport
Thu, 22 Sep 2022
Crew members assigned to USCGC Vigorous (WMEC 627) moor to the pier in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The cutter returned to its homeport following a 53-day patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
Thunderbirds Tail Touch Demo
Wed, 21 Sep 2022
The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform an aerial demonstration with one aircraft upside down above another with their tails nearly touching during the Joint Base Andrews (JBA) 2022 Air & Space Expo.
Modernization Of Armed Forces A Collaborative Effort
Wed, 21 Sep 2022
The Defense Department, in collaboration with academia, industry, allies and partners, is developing cutting-edge technology to ensure the warfighter has the upper edge on the battlefield.
Soldiers Live-Fire M109 Paladin Howitzer In Latvia
Wed, 21 Sep 2022
U.S. Army M109 Paladin howitzer artillery crews assigned to Alpha Battery, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, perform live-fire training at Forward Operating Site Adazi, Latvia.
Super Hornet Takes Off From USS George H.W. Bush
Tue, 20 Sep 2022
An F/A-18E Super Hornet takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during combined operations with guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), and the Italian destroyer ITS Caio Duilio (D 554) in the Adriatic Sea.
Unique Look Inside Munitions Maintenance Officer Course
Tue, 20 Sep 2022
U.S. Air Force Second Lt. Jackson Eaves arrived at Sheppard AFB in February 2022 to earn his pilot wings at the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program and had an unconventional opportunity to participate in a logistics officer course that provided a baseline understanding of the conventional munitions maintenance officer career field.
Recon Marines Conduct M240B Live-Fire Range
Tue, 20 Sep 2022
U.S. Marines with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division participate in a M240B machine gun live-fire range held at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.
Mounted Mk19 Perimeter Security
Mon, 19 Sep 2022
A U.S. Army paratrooper assigned 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment provides perimeter security with a vehicle mounted Mk19 automatic 40mm grenade launcher during an airborne operation onto Bayonet Drop Zone at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.
26 Dedicated Years With Worn Shoes and Promotion
Mon, 19 Sep 2022
More than 1,000 feet in the air above the water in an MH-60S Nighthawk helicopter, U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Miles Alvarez is promoted to Cmdr. by Rear Adm. Dennis Velez and reflects on 26 years of service that featured a pair of worn shoes.
Reserve Airmen Conduct Weapons Training
Mon, 19 Sep 2022
U.S. Air Force Reserve 944th Fighter Wing Security Forces conduct weapons training at Arizona National Guard Weapons Training Range in Florence, Arizona.
Marine Light Attack Helo Live-Fire
Sun, 18 Sep 2022
A U.S. Marine with a Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron fires a M134 GAU-17 minigun, while conducting a close air support drill as part of exercise UNITAS LXIII at Santa Cruz Air Force Base, Rio De Janeiro.
Dole Barracks Memorialization At Fort Drum
Sun, 18 Sep 2022
The barracks that houses service members assigned to the Soldier Recovery Unit at Fort Drum was memorialized in honor of the late Sen. Robert Dole, an original member of the 10th Mountain Division during World War II.
Soldiers Fire M2A1 Machine Gun - WAREX 782202
Sun, 18 Sep 2022
U.S. Army soldiers live-fire a M2A1 machine gun after receiving familiarization training from range safety officers and master weapons instructors during Warrior Exercise 78-22-02 at Fort McCoy.
Students Participate In FBI Teen Academy
Sat, 17 Sep 2022
Students attending a FBI Teen Academy during August 2022 learn about criminal investigations including fingerprinting techniques and alternate light sources role.
Husband, Wife Assume Marine Squadron Command On Same Day
Sat, 17 Sep 2022
Almost 20 years later, Lt. Col. Michael O’Brien and Lt. Col. Courtney O’Brien each took command of their own squadrons within 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing on the same day with 17 years of marriage under their belts and two children by their side.
Marines Conduct Integrated Raiding, Demolition Tactics
Sat, 17 Sep 2022
U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 2d Marines, conduct integrated raiding and demolition tactics with live-fire at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. The training enhanced the unit’s ability to breach obstructions and perform combat operations in an urban environment.
NASA T-38s In Formation Above SLS Rocket
Fri, 16 Sep 2022
NASA T-38s fly in formation above the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on Launch Pad 39B. The SLS and Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission were scheduled for launch by August 29, 2022 until several fuel leaks caused a delay for latter in 2022.
Transition From Active Duty To Apprenticeship!
Fri, 16 Sep 2022
Registered Apprenticeships are an earn-while-you-learn training model that enable transitioning service members and veterans to gain civilian career experience and further develop the skills they learned during military service along with paid workplace experience, classroom instruction, and nationally recognized credentials.
USS America Helo Flight Ops - China Sea
Fri, 16 Sep 2022
Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault carrier USS America (LHA 6) conduct flight operations with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 on the ship's flight deck while sailing in the East China Sea.
USCG Security At Baltimore Fleet Week
Thu, 15 Sep 2022
A member of the USCG Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) New Orleans prepares to moor up at the Navy Operational Support Center Baltimore after a security patrol for Baltimore Fleet week.
A History Making First Flight
Thu, 15 Sep 2022
History was made taking off and flying 20,000 feet over the mountains of Vermont with 1st Lt. Kelsey Flannery becoming the first female F-35 pilot in the Air National Guard.
Soldiers Flanking Maneuver Fire Cover - XCTC
Thu, 15 Sep 2022
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division provide basic fire to cover a flanking maneuver against soldiers assigned 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team acting as opposing forces during Exportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) program at Camp Roberts, California.
Copeland Falls In Wild Basin
Wed, 14 Sep 2022
Copeland Falls bordered by the nature rich forest in the Wild Basin area on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park, south of Estes Park.
Honoring Legacy Of MOHR Father Capodanno
Wed, 14 Sep 2022
On Sept. 4, 1967, Father Vincent Capodanno, a Navy Lt. and chaplain, stationed with Marines in Vietnam, was caught in a firefight ... where he continued providing heroic care before dying from his wounds, earning the Medal of Honor.
Marines Conduct Counter Assault In Okinawa Jungle
Wed, 14 Sep 2022
U.S. Marines conduct a Counter Assault Exercise on Okinawa, Japan that involves an infantry company rapidly deploying into the double-canopy jungles of the Northern Training Area to defend against an assault from another infantry company.
Hill AFB 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
Tue, 13 Sep 2022
U.S. Air Force airmen at Hill Air Force Base, Utah conduct a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony that includes Honor Guard members posting the colors, ringing the bell, playing taps, and rendering salutes for the nearly 3,000 people killed by the terrorists on September 11, 2001 ... one of the darkest days in U.S. history.
A Bennington U.S Flag's Journey
Tue, 13 Sep 2022
The Revolution era Bennington flag features 13 stars and 13 stripes to symbolize the 13 American colonies in rebellion against Great Britain. Inside the 13 stars is a large “76” referencing the year that the Declaration of Independence was signed.
USAF F-15Es Take Off For NATO Air Shielding
Tue, 13 Sep 2022
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron, take off in support of NATO Air Shielding operations at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.
Future Sailors Aboard Historic USS Constellation
Mon, 12 Sep 2022
Future Sailors from the Baltimore area fold the ensign aboard the historic tall ship USS Constellation after reciting the oath of enlistment administered by Rear Adm. Nancy Lacore, Commandant, Naval District Washington during Maryland Fleet Week and Flyover Baltimore.
Marine RF-D Trains In Every Clime, Place
Mon, 12 Sep 2022
Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D) 22 participated in Australian led courses during 2022 that will enhance their ability to conduct operations in every clime and place.
Patrol Safety Zone For USS Texas
Mon, 12 Sep 2022
U.S. Coast Guard crews, Houston Police Department boat crews and other law enforcement personnel protect the battleship USS Texas as pilot boat crews tow the historic ship down the Houston Ship Channel near Baytown, Texas.
Pledge Of Allegiance's Inspiring Meaning
Sun, 11 Sep 2022
The great American comedian, Red Skelton, inspiringly explains the meaning of every word of the Pledge Of Allegiance during his very popular television show in 1969 ... that proudly applies ... for every American generation ... as it exemplifies ... the Constitution, and what our beloved USA is all about ... along with being there ... no matter what ... to keep Her so ... as We The People!
Patriot Day
Sun, 11 Sep 2022
Let US Never Forget ... September 11, 2001 ... known officially as "Patriot Day" ... 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!
National Will Five Years Later
Sun, 11 Sep 2022
A look back to September 11, 2006 ... relative to national will then ... to what it is today in 2022 ... including American and allied troops should not remain a day longer in combat situations ... once Iraqi and Afghanistan troops can do the heavy lifting against insurgents and terrorists in their respective countries.
Marines Conduct EAB Ops At Camp Fuji
Sun, 11 Sep 2022
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division and Combat Logistics Battalion-4, 3d Marine Logistics Group conduct Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EAB Ops) with weapons at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
Paratrooper Prepares To Land
Sat, 10 Sep 2022
A U.S. Army paratrooper prepares to land during an airborne operation onto Hohenfels Drop Zone at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.
DOD Security Cooperation Takes 'LEAP' Forward
Sat, 10 Sep 2022
The Defense Department is ensuring that it engages with its partners in ways that are holistic, effective, efficient and in direct support of the objectives in the National Defense Strategy.
HIARNG Soldiers Explosive Activities - XCTC
Sat, 10 Sep 2022
Hawaii Army National Guard Soldiers place Bangalore Torpedo explosive charges under concertina wire while conducting combat activities during the Exportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) program at Camp Roberts, California.
USMC Silent Drill Platoon At Fleet Week Baltimore
Fri, 09 Sep 2022
U.S. Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon perform during the opening ceremony for Maryland Fleet Week & Flyover Baltimore, Maryland.
45 Years Ago: Voyager 1 Begins Epic Journey To Outer Planets, Beyond
Fri, 09 Sep 2022
Forty-five years ago, the Voyager 1 spacecraft began an epic journey that continues to this day. The second of a pair of spacecraft, Voyager 1 lifted off on September 5, 1977, 16 days after its twin left on a similar voyage.
USS Abraham Lincoln Crew's NAS Return Activity
Fri, 09 Sep 2022
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) crew performs various activities associated with the ship's arrival pulls into Naval Air Station North Island upon return to homeport.
USCG Cutter Vigorous Crew Offloads Drugs
Thu, 08 Sep 2022
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous crew offloads approximately 22 pounds of cocaine and 1,256 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $3 million at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida.
From Toddler To Trooper
Thu, 08 Sep 2022
No matter the time of year, sunrise in the Flint Hills of Kansas seems to have a calming peacefulness. These daybreaks are enjoyed by U.S. Army Private 1st Class Cyrus Dougherty, a trooper assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard.
Marines, Sailors Conduct Combat Activities - MWX 3-2
Thu, 08 Sep 2022
U.S. Marines and Sailors conduct urban combat activities during Marine Air Ground Task Force Warfighting Exercise (MWX) 3-22 at Range 220, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Stunning View Of Enderts Beach
Wed, 07 Sep 2022
A stunning overlook view of the popular rugged Enderts Beach as the rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean come ashore on the watery edge of the Redwood National and State Parks.
Training For The Modern Battlefield
Wed, 07 Sep 2022
The Hide and Seek Exercise encompasses the multi-domain planes of kinetic and non-kinetic effects, where friendly forces and adversaries are pitted against one another, equipped with material for the anticipated, modern-world battle.
A-10s Strike Targets On NTTR
Wed, 07 Sep 2022
Two U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs assigned to the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron conduct strike targets during training procedures over the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR).
Retreat Ceremony At Vandenberg SFB
Tue, 06 Sep 2022
The Honor Guard team members at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California salute the flag during a Retreat ceremony.
New Infrastructure Focused On Mitigating Harm To Civilians
Tue, 06 Sep 2022
Defense leaders have noted that the mitigation of civilian harm during armed conflict is a strategic and moral imperative and is putting the idea into action.
AZARNG Soldiers Ground Combat - XCTC
Tue, 06 Sep 2022
Arizona Army National Guard Soldiers conduct ground combat during an air assault mission during Exportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) exercise at Camp Roberts, California.
Labor Day
Mon, 05 Sep 2022
Observed the first Monday in September, Labor Day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers.
National Sweep Targeted Sex Traffickers, Recovery Of Minors
Mon, 05 Sep 2022
Cross Country ... a nation wide major law enforcement operation to locate and assist victims of human trafficking and related crimes (particularly child victims) in August 2022 ... resulted in locating more than 200 victims.
Marines Conduct Beach Recon - AG22
Mon, 05 Sep 2022
U.S. Marines assigned to Reconnaissance Detachment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct beach reconnaissance as part of amphibious operations training during exercise Alexander the Great 2022 (AG22) at Lido Beach, Greece.
Casualty Air Extraction
Sun, 04 Sep 2022
Tech. Sgt. Alexander Graves helps steady an Airman and a litter with a fellow airman as they are hosted to the 413th Flight Test Squadron’s UH-1 Huey during a casualty extraction at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
New Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course
Sun, 04 Sep 2022
U.S. Air Force aerospace medical technicians from the 127th Medical Group took part in an innovative form of combat life-saving training when they practiced the battlefield care program replacing self-aid buddy care.
USAF B-1 Lancer Slow Motion Take Off
Sun, 04 Sep 2022
An amazing slow motion view of a U.S. Air Force B-1 Lancer with its afterburner fully engaged as it takes off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
USS San Juan Transits Thames River
Sat, 03 Sep 2022
The USS San Juan (SSN 751) transits the Thames River as the ship returns from routine operations to Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut.
First Female 'Chief Of The Boat'
Sat, 03 Sep 2022
Master Chief Information Systems Technician Angela Koogler is the U.S. Navy’s first female chief of the boat, who is serving this role on the ballistic missile submarine USS Louisiana (SSBN 743).
Sailors Live-Fire Aboard USS George H.W. Bush
Sat, 03 Sep 2022
Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), conduct a live-fire exercise during the ship's deployment at an undisclosed location in the Atlantic Ocean.
Salute To Nation Flag Formation
Fri, 02 Sep 2022
U.S. Army soldiers with 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) conduct a Salute to the Nation flag formation showcasing state-by-state pride in serving their beloved USA on Division Hill at Fort Drum Garrison.
Army Female Tank Commanders Leaving Track Marks
Fri, 02 Sep 2022
A small growing group of female Soldiers have accepted the challenge to become part of the combat-arms branches and combat-arms military occupational specialties within the U.S. Army.
U.S. Marines, Australian Sappers Conduct Demolitions
Fri, 02 Sep 2022
U.S. Marines and Australian Army sapper conduct a demolitions range at Kangaroo Flats Training Area, NT, Australia.
Trenched Marines Hold Security
Thu, 01 Sep 2022
U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force-Darwin 22, hold security from a trench during exercise Predator's Run 22 at Mount Bundey Training Area, NT, Australia.
Experimental Technologies For The Future Fight
Thu, 01 Sep 2022
The Technology Operational Experimentation Exercise (TOEE) 2022 in August allowed U.S. Marines and Sailors to utilize a portfolio of over a dozen experimental logistics, signature management, and command and control technologies in realistic, operational conditions to accomplish unit mission essential tasks along with providing their experiences to inform the technologists on how to improve the equipment.
Alaska NG Soldiers Conduct Corridor Situational
Thu, 01 Sep 2022
Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers conduct a corridor situational training exercise during an Exportable Combat Training Capability program at Camp Roberts, California.
ICE Officers Arrest MS-13 Gang Member
Wed, 31 Aug 2022
ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations deportation officers and Special Response Team operators climb stairs to the suspected home of a wanted MS-13 gang member then walk the arrested individual down the stairs during Operation Crosscheck in Manassas, Virginia.
First DOD JNTC-Accredited SPACE FLAG
Wed, 31 Aug 2022
U.S. Space Force Space Training and Readiness Command completed its first exercise iteration of SPACE FLAG since being accredited by the DOD Joint Staff as a Joint National Training Capability.
USAF, HAF Bilateral Flight Ops - PR22
Wed, 31 Aug 2022
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles and F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing along with Hellenic Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 115 Combat Wing, participate in exercise Poseidon's Rage 22 (PR22) at Souda Air Base, Greece.
Painted Desert Rustic Horizon View
Tue, 30 Aug 2022
A rustic nature's view of the Painted Desert to the horizon in the north portion of the Petrified Forest National Park. The Painted Desert is known for its brilliant and varied colors that include the more common red rock with shades of lavender.
A Paws-itive Ending For MWD Ronny
Tue, 30 Aug 2022
After dedicating roughly seven years to defending Hurlburt Field, Military Working Dog Ronny will get to enjoy a more leisurely lifestyle with his Air Force MWD partner, who adopted him upon Ronny's retirement.
Marines Live-Fire Sneaker Range
Tue, 30 Aug 2022
U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 3d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force-Darwin 22, conduct a live-fire sneaker range at Kangaroo Flats Training Area, NT, Australia.
USCGC Oliver Henry Arrives In Port Moresby
Mon, 29 Aug 2022
The Sentinel-class fast response cutter USCGC Oliver Henry (WPC 1140) arrives in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea for a port visit following the cutter's crew conducting a patrol in parts of the Coral Sea, including the Solomon Islands and PNG Exclusive Economic Zones.
Summer Learning Robotics With NUWC
Mon, 29 Aug 2022
Luke Tarpey and 25 other students attended the pirate-themed, six-week Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport program aimed at teaching the fundamentals of engineering ... mechanical, electrical, logic and problem solving. Each student also built a robot from scratch, then plugged in coding to program it.
George H.W. Bush CSG Transits Strait of Gibraltar
Mon, 29 Aug 2022
The George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG) transits the Strait of Gibraltar with entry in the predawn with sunrise occurring while in transit.
USSF Shooter Fires Custom Built Riffle
Sun, 28 Aug 2022
U.S. Space Force Tech. Sgt. Jonathan L. Thornton, 5th Space Control Squadron flight chief, squeezes the trigger of his custom built rifle during a shooting competition at Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
From Handcuffs To Chaplain
Sun, 28 Aug 2022
U.S. Army Chap. (Capt.) Nimrod Alcala had no idea the calling on his life would be louder in his ears than the sound of the cuffs going on his hands, or stronger than the plans he had for his future.
U.S., Finnish Soldiers Combined Training
Sun, 28 Aug 2022
U.S. Soldiers and Finnish soldiers fire from the M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, conduct a weapons exchange, and detonate Bangalore torpedoes during a combined training exercise at Niinisalo, Finland.
Fighting Falcon In Saudi Arabia Sky
Sat, 27 Aug 2022
A U.S. Air Force F-16CJ Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 79th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, starts its flight mission in the Saudi Arabia sky shortly after taking off from Prince Sultan Air Base.
Marines' Next Generation Handheld Targeting System
Sat, 27 Aug 2022
Marines will soon have a new state-of-the-art targeting system that increases their precision on the battlefield. The Next-Generation Handheld Targeting System is an innovative, man-portable targeting system allowing Marines to rapidly and accurately conduct target location and laser guidance during combat operations.
Mud and Blood
Sat, 27 Aug 2022
I stood behind you, while my face was splattered with mud and blood ... You were the last thing I saw...
Marines Conduct Live-Fire Ranges At Camp Hansen
Sat, 27 Aug 2022
U.S. Marines with 7th Communication Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, conduct live-fire ranges during a field exercise (FEX) at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. The 7th Comm. The FEX is designed to evaluate and preserve combat readiness and familiarization of weapons systems.
Navy Officers, Loved Ones Happy Reunion
Fri, 26 Aug 2022
U.S. Navy officers, assigned to the "Wallbangers" Airborne Command and Control Squadron (VAW) 117, and their waiting loved ones have a heartfelt time reuniting following the officers seven-month deployment to U.S. 3rd Fleet and 7th Fleet areas of operations.
U.S. Should Not Surrender Clean Energy Technology To China
Fri, 26 Aug 2022
The U.S. Defense Department is investing in a range of technologies that will help keep pace with or stay out in front of China ... technologies that will assist troops in contested operations.
ICE Cross Check In Dallas
Fri, 26 Aug 2022
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents conduct the national wide Operation Cross Check in Dallas, Texas that involves arresting noncitizens removed from the U.S. within the last five years pursuant to a final order, who subsequently reentered without authorization and have been determined to be a credible threat to border security or public safety.
Soldier Drags SKED During EFMB Testing
Thu, 25 Aug 2022
Pfc. Lazaro Pino, an Army combat medic specialist assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division drags a SKED to the finish line during the physical fitness assessment part of the Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) Testing.
Honoring Lost Sailors At Historic Sunken Ship Sites
Thu, 25 Aug 2022
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maple crewmembers hold a salute as a wreath is laid into the choppy blue waves at the site of the sunken Coast Guard Cutter Jackson in graveyard of the Atlantic.
USCG Medevacs Man 90 Miles Offshore
Thu, 25 Aug 2022
A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas medevacs an ailing 60-year-old man from a tanker vessel 90 miles offshore Corpus Christi and then had to resuscitate him by CPR during the flight to the hospital.
Marines Post Security
Wed, 24 Aug 2022
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jacqulyn Miller and Lance Cpl. Clifton Hodges post security with LCpl. Hodges trigger ready in support of a detail establishing defensive positions during a 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) field exercise.
Hard Work Paid The PRICE
Wed, 24 Aug 2022
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Micheal Price hasn’t forgotten where he came from, remembering what it took for him to get to where he is now ... He pushed himself to succeed, took pride in his work, challenged himself and took advantage of the opportunities presented to him.
Sam Short's Wish To Become A Marine
Wed, 24 Aug 2022
Sam Short was diagnosed with spinal cancer in 2018 ... and was able to experience what is like to become a Marine with the help of Make-A-Wish America ... allowing Sam to stand on the yellow footprints that Marine recruits do upon arrival to training and participate in some of the training activities.
Fireweed Scenic Beauty View
Tue, 23 Aug 2022
A spectacular scenic view from colorful Fireweed on Crescent Lake's beach shore with the water reflecting the mountains on along the opposite shore lines and beyond within Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
Story Behind Call Signs
Tue, 23 Aug 2022
Call signs have become a cornerstone of the aviation community, oftentimes invoking pride amongst aviators. But the story behind call signs and their history is unknown to many.
Soldiers Enhance Close Quarters Combat Skills
Tue, 23 Aug 2022
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct close-quarters combat training, at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania.
Coast Guard Boats In Tumon Bay
Mon, 22 Aug 2022
Members on the deck of the U.S. Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 45-foot Response Boat Medium view the 154-foot Sentinel-class fast response cutter USCGC Frederick Hatch in the brilliant blue waters of Tumon Bay along Guam during the annual SAREX, a search and rescue exercise.
Bringing Remains Of Korean War POW Home
Mon, 22 Aug 2022
Seventeen-year-old Corporal Wayne Minard, an infantry soldier needed his mother’s permission to join the Army in 1948. He died a Prisoner of War in Korea at the age of twenty with his remains coming home 65 years later.
Cockpit 360 Scenic View - RFN 22-3
Mon, 22 Aug 2022
A 360 degree scenic view from the aircraft cockpit of U.S. Air Force Col. Cameron "Glover" Dadgar, Nevada Test and Training Range commander, while participating in a Red Flag-Nellis (RFN) 22-3 flight mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
Military Working Horses Retirement
Sun, 21 Aug 2022
U.S. Space Force guardians say farewell to their military working horses at a ceremony on Vandenberg Space Force Base in association with the military working horse program being retired.
Oh, How Far I've Come!
Sun, 21 Aug 2022
Sam Plaskon and his twin brother started the first eight years of their lives in and out of orphanages across Ukraine, before finally being adopted by a new family and moving to the United States. He is now a dedicated, proud U.S. Marine Corps drill instructor.
Marine Light Attack Helicopters Mass Flight
Sun, 21 Aug 2022
Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron 303 with Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing conducts a mass flight with the UH-1Y Venom and AH-1Z Viper aircraft platform at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Pararescuemen Water Jump
Sat, 20 Aug 2022
U.S. Air Force pararescuemen assigned to the 38th Rescue Squadron jump from the back of a C-130J Super Hercules for over-water personnel recovery operations during Exercise Pacific Angel, near Kuantan Air Base, Malaysia.
Four Generations Of Air Force Pilots
Sat, 20 Aug 2022
The Chapman family's love for flying is now represented by two brothers making them the fourth generation to be Air Force pilots ... starting with their great-grandpa.
USS Leyte Gulf Departs Norfolk
Sat, 20 Aug 2022
U.S. Navy sailors take in lines and man the rails aboard guided-missile cruiser, USS Leyte Gulf during its departure from Naval Station Norfolk on a scheduled deployment in support of naval operations to maintain maritime stability and security in order to ensure access, deter aggression and defend U.S., allied and partner interests.
Sea Hawk Maneuvers Over Atlantic
Fri, 19 Aug 2022
A U.S. Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 46, performs tactical maneuvers above the Atlantic Ocean in association with George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group Flight Operations.
Recruiting From The Heart
Fri, 19 Aug 2022
U.S. Navy recruiting is not the easiest of assignments to volunteer for in one’s career. However, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Duane Lee doesn’t look for easy ways out.
CBRNE Defense Demo - AL22
Fri, 19 Aug 2022
U.S. military and Moroccan military members coordinate a joint-effort quick response containment and treatment facility during a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) defense demonstration hosted by the Moroccan military in Agadir, Morocco during African Lion 2022 (AL22).
Soldier Runs Safety Perimeter
Thu, 18 Aug 2022
U.S. Army Spc. Kyle Romer, representing the 20th CBRNE squad, runs safety perimeter in a medical evacuation simulation during FORSCOM (Forces Command) Best Squad Competition 2022 at the Fort Hood Medical Simulation Training Center.
EOD Techs Participate In NASA Robotics Bomb Tech Workshop
Thu, 18 Aug 2022
EOD technicians and bomb squads from the U.S. Army and other military services, high school senior robotics students; and, NASA employees participate in the NASA Robotics Bomb Tech Workshop at the NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
Marines Live-Fire Weapons On BD Ops - ITX 3-22
Thu, 18 Aug 2022
U.S. Marines with Kilo Company, 3d Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct the Battalion Distributed Operations (BD Ops) Course with a variety of weapons during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 3-22 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
USMC Recruits March To Chow
Wed, 17 Aug 2022
Rifle bearing recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, march to chow with encouragement from their drill instructor on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina.
KOOLENDONG 22 Forces - Interoperability and Lethality
Wed, 17 Aug 2022
Marine Rotational Force-Darwin conducted the complex training Exercise KOOLENDONG 22 to enhance combined and joint interoperability alongside elements of the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and the Australian Defence Force.
USAF F-15E Strike Eagles Flying Ops - PR22
Wed, 17 Aug 2022
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron from Royal Air Force Lakenheath England conduct flying operations during exercise Poseidon's Rage 22 (PR22) at Souda Air Base, Greece.
Honor Guard Presents Colors At Sunset Parade
Tue, 16 Aug 2022
A U.S. Coast Guard honor guard with Training Center Cape May, New Jersey present the colors as officers render a salute during a Sunset Parade on base to honor the Coast Guard’s 232nd birthday and recognize regional operational commands.
SMART Scholarship-for-Service Builds DoD STEM Workforce
Tue, 16 Aug 2022
SMART provides a combined educational and workforce development opportunity for STEM students by offering awardees full tuition, annual stipends, internships, and guaranteed employment with the Department after graduation.
Ute Pass Scenic View
Tue, 16 Aug 2022
A scenic overlook view of the valley below to the horizon from the 9,165 foot mountain pass "Ute Pass" 26 miles west of Colorado Springs.
SBIRS GEO-6 Space Launch
Mon, 15 Aug 2022
Scenes of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the U.S. Space Force’s Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit 6 missile warning satellite being moved into position on August 2, 2022 and launch into orbit on August 4, 2022 at Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.
From Refugee To Lawyer
Mon, 15 Aug 2022
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Igor Petrovich, a Deputy Judge Advocate at the 180th Fighter Wing, is no stranger to adversity. Born and raised in Travnik, Bosnia in 1989, just two years before the Yugoslav Wars broke out in the region ... Then moving to a new country in 1997 changed everything.
Recon Marines Open Water Free Fall
Mon, 15 Aug 2022
Recon Marines conduct open water free fall operations off the coast of Okinawa, Japan to enhance skills and confidence for deliberate water parachute operations to execute a diverse set of waterborne reconnaissance and surveillance missions in order to maintain regional security in the Indo-Pacific.
Bald Eagle, Home Of The Brave Light Statue
Sun, 14 Aug 2022
Upheld for generations as the image of freedom, the American Bald Eagle comes to life in this impressive, finely detailed pride inspiring statue of one perching on a tree stump that supports a lantern symbolizing a beacon of light and hope with a sign saying... Home Of The Brave ... visible day and night!
Stunning View Of Painted Hills
Sun, 14 Aug 2022
A stunning view of the Painted Hills coated with sunlight as storm clouds approach from behind within the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Oregon. The dynamic colors of the hills appear to change color depending on the weather and time of day.
George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group Deploys
Sun, 14 Aug 2022
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) debarks from Naval Station Norfolk on August 10, 2022. The ship is an integrated combat weapons system that delivers superior combat capability to deter; and, if necessary, defeat America’s adversaries in support of national security.
RIMPAC 2022 Fleet Sails In Formation
Sun, 14 Aug 2022
An aerial view of U.S. and allied ships sailing in a formidable formation at an undisclosed location in the Pacific Ocean during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 ... involving 26 nations, 38 ships, 3 submarines, more than 30 unmanned systems, approximately 170 aircraft and 25,000 personnel.
Airmen Graduate Basic Military Training
Sat, 13 Aug 2022
More than 500 Airmen assigned to the 433rd Training Squadron graduated from Basic Military Training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas with. Brig. Gen. Brenda P. Cartier reviewing the ceremony.
American, British Nuclear Experts Conduct Counterproliferation Exercise
Sat, 13 Aug 2022
American Soldiers from Nuclear Disablement Team 2 conducted nuclear counterproliferation training with personnel from the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration and United Kingdom Ministry of Defense during an exercise.
Combat Life Saver and Enemy POW Team Training - AL22
Sat, 13 Aug 2022
Soldiers with Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Infantry Regiment, Michigan National Guard conduct a simulated training exercise with emphasis on combat life saver and enemy prisoner of war team training at the Ben Ghilouf Training Area in Tunisia during exercise African Lion 2022 (AL22).
Super Hornet Lands On USS Ronald Reagan
Fri, 12 Aug 2022
A F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron lands on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the Philippine Sea.
WWII Marine Vet Recalls Guadalcanal
Fri, 12 Aug 2022
Precisely one month after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Richard Russell was at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, determined on his path to be a Marine ... In mid-September 1942, Russell stepped onto the beaches of Guadalcanal and became a part of one of the most significant battles in 1st Marine Division’s history.
1RB Marines Odin's Challenge
Fri, 12 Aug 2022
U.S. Marines with 1st Radio Battalion (1RB), I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group participate in the crucible like annual Odin Challenge at Camp Pendleton, California.
Scout Makes Flag Retirement Box
Thu, 11 Aug 2022
Riley Fitzwater, a scout in Troop 713, provided a wooden receptacle for the collection of worn flags to the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum on Fort Bragg. Fellow scouts from Troop 713 assisted him with the construction.
U.S. Africom Dealing With Strategic Competition, Terrorism
Thu, 11 Aug 2022
While strategic competition with China and Russia remains the main challenge for U.S. Africa Command, the African continent is the central focus of terrorism in the world with the emergence of China on the continent being the first-and-foremost challenge for the command.
USCG Stops Unsafe, Overloaded Haitian Vessels
Thu, 11 Aug 2022
U.S. Coast Guard surface asset crews intercept unsafe, overloaded vessels and rescue the people aboard them in the Windward Passage then transferrs them from the unsafe vessel to a Coast Guard cutter followed by safely returning them to Haiti.
Marine Corps' First Black Four-Star General
Wed, 10 Aug 2022
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Michael Langley is promoted by Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger Langley ... becoming the first Black Marine to be promoted to the rank of General ... and proudly seen by his family including his Air Force veteran father.
WWII B-17 Flying Fortress At Sioux City
Wed, 10 Aug 2022
A piece of Air Force living history from the World War II flew into Sioux City, Iowa in late-July 2022. A B-17 bomber from the Commemorative Air Force was available for viewing at the airport during the short stay.
USAF A-10 Demo Team At TOCC Airshow
Wed, 10 Aug 2022
The U.S. Air Force A-10 Demonstration Team amazes that crowd as it performs at the Thunder Over Cedar Creek Airshow in Mabank, Texas.
KY NG Air Crew Responds To Record Floods
Tue, 09 Aug 2022
Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen search from a helicopter to render flood relief efforts in response to a declared state of emergency in eastern Kentucky in late-July 2022.
75 Years Of Medical Readiness
Tue, 09 Aug 2022
For 75 years, the Navy Medical Service Corps has long been regarded as the most diverse corps, comprised of health care administrators, clinicians and scientists. They are a ready medical force for the Navy surgeon general priority of ensuring the warfighter's medical readiness.
Non-Combatant Evacuation Op - WTI 2-22
Tue, 09 Aug 2022
U.S. Marines attached to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One conduct a Non-combatant Evacuation Operation exercise ... providing security, interacting with civilians, and conducting a night urban patrol ... during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-22.
USCG MSRT Boards Ship, Apprehends Target
Mon, 08 Aug 2022
A U.S. Coast Guard Marine Security Response Team (MSRT) conducts a boarding exercise and apprehends their target during Operation Nanook ... showcasing specialized law enforcement capabilities to partner nations.
Cadets Enhance Tactical Skills With CLDT Drone Training
Mon, 08 Aug 2022
U.S. Military Academy professors in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science lent their robotics expertise to cadets to expand their training in battlefield tactics through the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) during Cadet Leadership Development Training.
Soldiers Conduct Demolition Breaching At GTA
Mon, 08 Aug 2022
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to 3rd Platoon, Regiment Engineer Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conduct a platoon demolition breaching exercise at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Ghost Robots With Old Glory
Sun, 07 Aug 2022
Ghost Robotics Quadruped Unmanned Ground Vehicles in front of Old Glory during a demonstration at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.
The Hidden Weight Of The Purple Heart
Sun, 07 Aug 2022
The Purple Heart is the oldest active military medal in the United States. It is believed its color was chosen, because it represents courage and bravery ... but it’s the medal nobody ever asks for.
Allied Divers Salvage Submerged Equipment - RIMPAC 2022
Sun, 07 Aug 2022
U.S. Navy Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1 divers and Royal Netherlands Navy Defence Diving Group, Salvage and Construction Team work together to salvage submerged equipment during RIMPAC 2022.
Historic Great Falls At Ryan Dam
Sat, 06 Aug 2022
The Great Falls (also known as 'Big Falls') just below the Ryan Dam near Great Falls, Montana created by the Missouri, River ... is part of the Great Falls Portage National Historic Landmark, commemorating Lewis and Clark's 18-mile overland portage around it and the four other falls of the Missouri River in the heat of the Montana summer of 1805 from June 13 to July 13.
New Marine's High Standards
Sat, 06 Aug 2022
Pfc. Erwin C. Mariano's commitment to achieving a high standard of personal excellence is what led him to join the Marine Corps.
Marines Conduct ANGLICO Basic Course 1-22
Sat, 06 Aug 2022
U.S. Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, conduct a variety of combat activities on the ANGLICO Basic Course 1-22 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
USAF T-38s Formation Flyover
Fri, 05 Aug 2022
U.S. Air Force T-38 Talons conduct a formation flyover high above the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinals match between the Republic and the Kansas City Sporting in Sacramento, California.
Building Asymmetric Advantage In Indo-Pacific
Fri, 05 Aug 2022
The Defense Department has a strategy that is aimed at ensuring the U.S., its partners, and allies can continue to enjoy a free and open Indo-Pacific region where both international law and national sovereignty are respected.
USCG Protecting Pacific Northwest
Fri, 05 Aug 2022
U.S. Coast Guard members proudly explain their unique role in promoting safety, security, and environmental stewardship in the Puget Sound region with must see inspiring visuals.
USS Port Royal Sailors Homecoming Welcome
Fri, 05 Aug 2022
USS Port Royal (CG-73) homecoming after being deployed since January 2022. Families welcomed sailors with signs and hugs at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
BRAVO 1 Hackathon
Fri, 05 Aug 2022
More than 140 American citizens from four countries with a variety of backgrounds including the military, industry, and academia descended upon Patrick Space Force Base for the BRAVO 1 Canary Release Hackathon to develop solutions that enhance mission capabilities for the Department of Defense.
Golden Knights High Speed Air Maneuvers
Fri, 05 Aug 2022
A riveting aerial view from a U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team member while filming several fellow members conducting high speed canopy maneuvers during aerial training over North Carolina.
Army Cavalry Scout On Recon Patrol
Wed, 03 Aug 2022
U.S. Army Pvt. Jaron Musselman, a cavalry scout with the 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conducts a reconnaissance patrol with fellow cavalry scouts as part of the multinational-training exercise, Vigilant Fox, held at Niinisalo, Finland.
Weapons School Graduates and Patch They Wear
Wed, 03 Aug 2022
The Weapons School graduate patch worn on the left sleeve of a uniform isn’t handed out to just anyone who walks through the doors of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School. It is a symbol of service members who possess the ability to rise to the top of the heap despite any adversity standing in their path.
Close Air Support At OP Fleets - WTI 2-22
Wed, 03 Aug 2022
U.S. Marines with Air Officer Department, Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1), mobilize and call for fire utilizing close air support and field artillery, during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-22, at Observation Point Feets (OP Feets) Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California.
USMC Cobra Approaches USS New Orleans
Tue, 02 Aug 2022
A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Cobra helicopter approaches the out of scene flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans during flight operations at an undisclosed location in the East China Sea.
Sailor Lives Out Father's Dreams
Tue, 02 Aug 2022
After 14 years of continuing her family’s legacy through service, Ensign Megan Low is living out her dad’s dreams for her as she receives a commission through the Limited Duty Officer (LDO) program during a ceremony onboard NSA Naples’ Capodichino.
Pikes Peak - America's Favorite Mountain
Tue, 02 Aug 2022
An amazing scenic drive visit to Pikes Peak with stunning, majestic views of an alpine wonderland, mountain reservoirs, beyond timberline, overtaking the clouds ... all along the way to the 14,115 foot summit of America's most famous mountain.
USCG SPARs Vet Turns 100
Mon, 01 Aug 2022
Marie Goff, a U.S. Coast Guard SPARs veteran, displays her plaque with members of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan color guard team during a celebration at her home in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
AFB Battalion Grooms Young Soldiers For Leadership
Mon, 01 Aug 2022
Allied Forces North Battalion (U.S. Army NATO) hosted a Junior Noncommissioned Officer Symposium at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe Event Centre to “deliberately invest time in developing the newest corporals and sergeants to the Noncommissioned Officer Corps.
Flight Formation Over Caribbean - OND22
Mon, 01 Aug 2022
Two Louisiana Air National Guard F-15C Eagles with a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild AFB fly in formation with refueling of the F-15C Eagles, while in support of support Operation Noble Defender (OND) 22 over the Caribbean Sea.
Global Sentinel 2022
Sun, 31 Jul 2022
Space operators worked through notional scenarios threatening the space domain during the Global Sentinel 2022 capstone event at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. The event is collaborative involving 25 allied and partner nations.
STARBASE Inspiring Summer Camps Build STEM Skills
Sun, 31 Jul 2022
For kids, playing and learning can take shape in many forms, as some did at STARBASE summer camps in Oregon ... having fun with eager STEM experimentation and testing boundaries while sharpening their creative designs and engineering abilities during the BattleBot Camp.
Allies Sink Ship - RIMPAC 2022
Sun, 31 Jul 2022
Starting with aircarft being armed and launching from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) ... Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 military forces from Australia, Canada, Malaysia and the U.S., fire upon and sink the decommissioned ex-USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) during a sinking exercise to gain proficiency in tactics, targeting and live-firing against a surface target at sea.
Patriotic Content Submission
Sat, 30 Jul 2022
U.S. citizens are welcome to submit "their original created work" expressing Pride of America! per the content guidelines on the respective submission page. Also, U.S. students through the 12th grade can submit school related assignments and other creative patriotic work per content guidelines that will be listed in the Student Patriots section.
Airman Hugs His Teary-Eyed Kids
Sat, 30 Jul 2022
A Minnesota Air National Guard 148th Fighter Wing Airman hugs his happy, teary-eyed kids upon return from an approximately four month aviation deployment.
SSgt. Joshua Perkins' Marine Corps Story
Sat, 30 Jul 2022
SSgt. Joshua Perkins’ time as a crew chief taught him how to lead Marines and pass on knowledge essential to the job. He believes the role of a crew chief is crucial to the success of heavy-lift helicopter operations ... Right after my first deployment, I realized that this was a career move for me.
USMC Ospreys Fly Over Darwin
Sat, 30 Jul 2022
U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 268 reinforced, Air Combat Element (ACE), Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D) 22, fly MV-22 Ospreys over downtown Darwin, NT, Australia to demonstrate their capabilities.
Red-Tinted Needles In Chesler Park
Fri, 29 Jul 2022
A spectacular view of the red-tinted Cedar Mesa Sandstone Needles in Chesler Park within the Canyonlands National Park in the heart of southeast Utah's high desert with trails that offer many opportunities for long day hikes and overnight trips by foot trails and four-wheel-drive roads.
Rededicated Korean War Memorial Lists Names of Fallen
Fri, 29 Jul 2022
The Korean War Veterans Memorial was rededicated today with a new feature: a "Wall of Remembrance" that features the names of the more than 43,000 U.S. service members and Korean augmentees to the U.S. Army who were killed during the war.
USCG Aircrew Water Rescue Near Port Townsend
Fri, 29 Jul 2022
A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter safely hoisted two men after the sailing vessels they were aboard capsized approximately 6 miles northwest of Port Townsend, Washington.
USS Ronald Reagan Arrives At Changi Naval Base
Thu, 28 Jul 2022
The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), pulls in to Changi Naval Base, Singapore for a scheduled port visit.
Fight From Home Base
Thu, 28 Jul 2022
The mission is changing. The B-1 may fight a future war from its home base ... and turn around to prepare to fly another mission.
2CR Soldiers Use ITN In Platoon Live-Fire
Thu, 28 Jul 2022
U.S. Soldiers assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (2CR), conduct a platoon live-fire exercise at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. The exercise demonstrated the squadron's use of the newly fielded Integrated Tactical Network (ITN).
Soldiers Fire Mortars - XCTC 22
Wed, 27 Jul 2022
U.S. Army Soldiers with the New Jersey Army National Guard fire mortars on a range during a Mortar live-fire training exercise as part of the eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) exercise on at Ft. Drum, New York.
Finding Solace As Scout Leader After Losing Son
Wed, 27 Jul 2022
Kim McCann never had the opportunity to be in the Boy Scouts as a kid. But as a father, he got a second chance ... including having the honor of placing an eagle scout neckerchief on his son, Ian, during a ceremony in 2014, who unexpectedly died shortly afterwards.
Marines Conduct Combat Lifesaving - CTA Okinawa
Wed, 27 Jul 2022
U.S. Marines with 3rd Supply Battalion, 3d Sustainment Group (Experimental), 3rd Marine Logistics Group, conduct combat lifesaving during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation at the Central Training Area, Okinawa, Japan.
Marine Raises Right Hand Again
Tue, 26 Jul 2022
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Thola raises his right hand to re-enlist at Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial Park, San Diego, California. "I decided to re-enlist, because I wanted to be present and part of the Marine Corps being ready to respond to any crisis and contingency throughout the world..."
Fielding Live Virtual Constructive-Training Environment
Tue, 26 Jul 2022
The Live Virtual Constructive-Training Environment program aims to create a live, virtual and constructive all-domain combat training environment, fully integrated across the Marine Air Ground Task Force.
USAF C-130 Scenic Alaska Views - RFA22-2
Tue, 26 Jul 2022
Spectacular scenic views as the U.S. Air Force 71st Rescue Squadron and 36th Airlift Squadron perform a series of sorties with a C-130 over Alaska in support of RED FLAG-Alaska 22-2 (RFA22-2).
ISS Global Coral Sea View
Mon, 25 Jul 2022
The sun's glint beams off the Coral Sea northeast of Australia as the International Space Station (ISS) orbits 264 miles above with a pair of its main solar arrays and a radiator in the right foreground.
We Need Better Domain Awareness
Mon, 25 Jul 2022
The U.S. Northern Command is responsible for protecting the U.S. homeland with domain awareness a major part of defense including monitoring submarines, hypersonic cruise missiles, and cyber domain.
Ships At JBPHH, Ford Island - RIMPAC 2022
Mon, 25 Jul 2022
A scenic aerial view of ships moored at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) and Ford Island during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022.
Sea Turtle Rescued In Atlantic
Sun, 24 Jul 2022
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Dylan Neathery, Senegalese Navy Lt. Papa Ousmane Sylla, and U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Caitlyn hold a sea turtle after rescuing it from a fishing net in the Atlantic Ocean.
Measuring Success Through Leadership
Sun, 24 Jul 2022
In Coast Guard recruit training, our staff members mold and shape the future of our enlisted workforce ... At the foundation of this training lies mentorship ... Out of more than 40 of these instructional systems branch staff members, Lt. j.g. Aarica Carrington stands out among the rest.
Marines Execute Ship-To-Shore and Air Raid - NV22
Sun, 24 Jul 2022
U.S. Marines assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit and Royal Marine Commandos assigned to M Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines execute a Ship-To-Shore and Air Raid in support of exercise Northern Viking 2022 in Miðsandur, Iceland.
USSF-12 Mission Atlas V Launch
Sat, 23 Jul 2022
An Atlas V rocket carrying two satellite payloads for the USSF-12 mission launches from Space Launch Complex (SLC-41) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.
WWII POW At Stalag Luft III
Sat, 23 Jul 2022
First Lt. Robert "Bob" Wolff, lead pilot of the “Wolff Pack” was, in his own words, a more infamous than famous B-17 Flying Fortress pilot within the 100th Bomb Group during World War II ... Unbeknown to him and the rest of the Wolff Pack, September 16, 1943, would mark their final mission.
Soldiers Conduct Air Assault - CR17
Sat, 23 Jul 2022
UH-60 Blackhawks with U.S. Army 1st Calvary Division land for an air assault mission with soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment departing to conduct the combat ground phase involving Czech Soldiers during Combined Resolve 17 (CR17) Exercise at Hohenfels Training Area in Germany.
Badlands Dynamic Geological View
Fri, 22 Jul 2022
A visitor stands at the edge of one the Badlands National Park's canyons ... viewing the rugged beauty of its striking geologic deposits that contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds, which includes ancient horses and rhinos that once roamed here in South Dakota.
Making History On USS Gerald R. Ford
Fri, 22 Jul 2022
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is a First-in-Class of the Navy’s newest generation of Ford-class aircraft carriers. It’s been nearly 40 years since the Navy has commissioned a new generation of aircraft carriers.
Coast Guard SAR Demo At Norfolk Harborfest 2022
Fri, 22 Jul 2022
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew working with a Coast Guard Station Portsmouth 45-foot response boat crew performs a search and rescue (SAR) demonstrations during Norfolk Harborfest 2022.
Amazing Cockpit Earth View
Thu, 21 Jul 2022
An amazing view of the earth from the cockpit of U.S. Air Force Col. Cameron "GLOVER" Dadgar, Nevada Test and Training Range commander as he flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range during a Red Flag 22-3 mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
Army 3RD ID ... WWI 'Rock Of The Marne' Heroics
Thu, 21 Jul 2022
The Army 3rd ID proved to be a cornerstone of the defense of the Marne River and the entire region with the soldiers' heroics during this World War I battle ... known as the "Rock of the Marne" and their motto "Nous Resterons Là" (We Shall Remain Here) were cemented and remains today.
22nd MEU, Allies Conduct TRAP - NV22
Thu, 21 Jul 2022
U.S. Marines and Sailors assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and British Royal Marine Commandos participate in a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel (TRAP) along with medical personnel from Iceland’s Landspitali University Hospital training with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group shock trauma platoon during Northern Viking 2022 (NV22).
Super Hornets Flight Ops From CVN 76
Wed, 20 Jul 2022
F/A-18E Super Hornets attached to the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 conduct carrier-based air strike and strike force escort missions along with battle group and intelligence collection operations from the only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) at an undisclosed location in the South China Sea.
Marine Corps Successfully Tests MRIC Prototype
Wed, 20 Jul 2022
The Marine Corps’ Medium-Range Intercept Capability (MRIC) prototype successfully hit several simultaneously-launched cruise missile representative targets during the live-fire test ... designed to validate the primary subsystems’ integrations and the system’s overall capability to provide critical information to senior Marine Corps leadership.
USSF Space Systems Command Mission
Wed, 20 Jul 2022
U.S. Space Force Space Systems Command is responsible for developing, acquiring, equipping, fielding, and sustaining lethal and resilient space capabilities for warfighters.
Soldiers Provide Perimeter Security
Tue, 19 Jul 2022
Soldiers from the New Jersey Army National Guard dash to their positions to provide perimeter security after dismounting a UH-60 (Blackhawk) helicopter during the eXportable Combat Training Capability exercise at Fort Drum, New York.
Reflecting On SPAR’s Legacy Of Service
Tue, 19 Jul 2022
During the height of World War II, Rosalen H. Becker resolved to serve our country and defy convention by volunteering to support the war effort. She was among the first corps of women to enter the ranks of the U.S. Coast Guard ... becoming a SPAR.
Army Parachute Team Miami Beach Jump
Tue, 19 Jul 2022
A beautiful scenic view of the U.S. Army Parachute Team members' parachute jump onto the beaches of Miami, Florida as part of the Hyundai Miami Air and Sea Show.
Marine Recruits With India Company Graduate
Mon, 18 Jul 2022
U.S. Marines with Recruit Training Regiment in San Diego salute the colors during a graduation ceremony for India Company and new Marine Pfc. Ryan Campbell salutes his proud father USMC Chief Warrant Officer 3 James Campbell.
Trailblazing Colonel Reflects On Family Legacy
Mon, 18 Jul 2022
U.S. Air Force Col. Erica Rabe, vice commander of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling’s first all-female command team, is a fourth generation Airman, who is retiring after 24 years in the U.S. Air Force.
USMC Venom Crews Fire Guns - WTI 2-22
Mon, 18 Jul 2022
A U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom crews assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One conduct day and night gun exercises during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-22 near Yuma, Arizona.
Security For The World Games
Sun, 17 Jul 2022
Supervisory BP Agent Shane Smith meets with Birmingham Police at the Emergency Operations Center for The World Games in Birmingham, Alabama to discuss security of the 3,600 world-class athletes and the attending spectators.
Cadet Cadre Lead During USMAPS R-Day
Sun, 17 Jul 2022
West Point cadet cadre from USMA Classes of 2023 and 2024 expand their knowledge and build leadership skills for their final two years at the academy by organizing the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School Reception Day experience for future cadet candidates.
USAF F-35A Takes Off, Hotpits - VS22
Sun, 17 Jul 2022
A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 356th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes off at Palau International Airport and upon return is hot pit refueled.
USCG Crew Comes Across Migrant Vessel
Sat, 16 Jul 2022
A Coast Guard Station Key West law enforcement crew comes across a migrant vessel about three miles south of Key West, Florida with those aboard repatriated to Cuba.
USMC Countering Small Unmanned Aircrafts
Sat, 16 Jul 2022
The battle to keep Marines and their critical assets safe is constantly evolving. As technology advances, so does the need to field more cutting-edge equipment to counter threats, such as those posed by small unmanned aerial systems.
USA, JMSDF, Royal Australian Ship Formation - RIMPAC 22
Sat, 16 Jul 2022
U.S. Navy ships of Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group sail in formation with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Navy ships while transiting to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022.
Boulder Basin Spectacular View
Fri, 15 Jul 2022
A must see spectacular view of Boulder Basin with boat docks along the near coast of Lake Mead that is decorated by rustic, brown mountains within Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Coast Guard Recruiting Liaison Program
Fri, 15 Jul 2022
Currently, all six military branches are vying for a slim percentage of young people who qualify for military service, which means the Coast Guard has needed to put in extra energy toward recruitment efforts.
Close Air Support With MGs - WTI 2-22
Fri, 15 Jul 2022
U.S. Marine Corps machine gunners (MGs) with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment and joint terminal attack controllers, assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1), coordinate Close Air Support during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-22, at Yodaville, near Yuma, Arizona.
USAF F-15E Aerial Refuel
Thu, 14 Jul 2022
A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 335th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron approaches for an aerial refueling during an agile combat employment exercise with U.S. Central Command regional partners within the U.S. Air Forces Centra area of responsibility.
Enhancing Global Space Operations
Thu, 14 Jul 2022
Members from the Five Eyes alliance collaborated during a Space Tacticians Course at Vandenberg Space Force Basee aimed at enhancing current global space operations through effective planning.
101st Airborne Air Assault - WOTE 2022
Thu, 14 Jul 2022
Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) showcase the multitude of capabilities in the U.S. Army's premier Air Assault division during the 'Week of the Eagles' (WOTE) celebration in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
USS Sampson and USS Chafee Depart Pearl Harbor
Wed, 13 Jul 2022
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Sampson (DDG 102) and USS Chafee (DDG 90) depart Pearl Harbor to begin the at-sea phase of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022.
Senior Airman Grateful For Serving
Wed, 13 Jul 2022
Looking back over her military career, Senior Airman Alicia Buhr remains grateful for the opportunities she has experienced while serving her state and nation.
I Am An American!
Wed, 13 Jul 2022
This video illustrates the ... "I Am An American" poem ... written by USA Patriotism! David Bancroft in 2005 ... with a "perpetual message" ... reminding and inspiring ... fellow Americans about each one's importance to what ... "WE The People" is all about ... with ... every generation's responsibility to pass it forward!
U.S. and Finnish Soldiers Fire Weapons
Tue, 12 Jul 2022
U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and Finnish soldiers assigned to the Guard Jaeger Regiment fire each other's organic weapon systems at Huovinrinne, Finland.
Enabling Sailors To Be More Self-Sufficient At Sea
Tue, 12 Jul 2022
The rise in power among long-term strategic rivals in the sea, space and information domains, coupled with the rapid pace of evolving technology, underpins the importance of U.S. Navy ships operating independently. This means that Sailors must be able to employ, operate and maintain C4I hardware and software systems autonomously while at sea.
Space Force Firefighters JFIRE Training
Tue, 12 Jul 2022
Space Launch Delta 30 Fire Department firefighters train on the annually required Joint Firefighter Integrated Response Ensemble (JFIRE) to retain their certification at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.
Marines Conduct Amphibious Infiltration
Mon, 11 Jul 2022
U.S. Marines with 2d Reconnaissance Battalion, 2d Marine Division, conduct an amphibious infiltration during Exercise Caribbean Coastal Warrior in Savaneta, Aruba.
Tough-As-Nails Trailblazer, Leader Of Soldiers
Mon, 11 Jul 2022
An experienced leader of soldiers and a tough-as-nails trailblazer, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Marion Garcia has earned induction into the Military Police Regimental Association Hall of Fame.
Marines Fast Rope, Roof Top Insertions - WTI 2-22
Mon, 11 Jul 2022
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment conduct fast rope and roof top insertion exercises during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) 2-22 course at K-9 Village, near Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona.
Criminal Sale Of Controlled Substance Arrest
Sun, 10 Jul 2022
ICE deportation officers arrest a naturalized citizen for a felony and criminal sale of a controlled substance. These convictions make him amenable to removal.
I MEF Cyber Team Wins USMC "Capture the Flag" Cyber Games 2022
Sun, 10 Jul 2022
After four days and thirteen hours of putting their defensive cyber operations capabilities to the test, I Marine Expeditionary Force’s DCO-Internal Defensive Measures emerged victorious from the Deputy Commandant for Information Marine Corps “Capture the Flag” Cyber Games 2022.
Tall Ship Eagle Arrives In Galveston
Sun, 10 Jul 2022
The U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship Barque Eagle transits the Galveston Channel towards Pier 21 in Galveston, Texas for the first time since 1972.
Coast Guard Boat Ops In Atlantic
Sat, 09 Jul 2022
The Over the Horizon cutter boat crew assigned to the Famous-class medium endurance cutter USCGC Mohawk conducts boat operations with personnel assigned to a Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team in the Atlantic Ocean.
Shipwreck That Changed Coast Guard Forever
Sat, 09 Jul 2022
The shipwreck of the Marine Electric, a WWII-era ship, that made a lasting impact on the Coast Guard, including revamped marine safety procedures and the implementation of rescue swimmers.
U.S. Army, NATO Allies Historic Wet Gap Crossing - DE22
Sat, 09 Jul 2022
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to V Corps alongside NATO allies demonstrate interoperability and their combat-credible force in a historic wet-gap crossing during Defender-Europe 2022 (DE22) at Nowogród, Poland.
All Guardians First Training Graduation
Fri, 08 Jul 2022
Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond and Chief Master Sergeant of the Space Force Roger Towberman salute the colors during a basic military training graduation ceremony of the first all-Guardian flights, taught by Guardian military training instructors, using Space Force specific curriculum at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
Airman Leading Through Language
Fri, 08 Jul 2022
At the age of 22, Tech. Sgt. Eric Knepper an Air Force recruiter offered him a career as a cryptologic Korean linguist. Eager for the challenge, Knepper met the Defense Language Aptitude Battery exam score, qualifying for the career field.
Marines Conduct Ground Threat Reaction Drills - WTI 2-22
Fri, 08 Jul 2022
U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey aircraft with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One conduct ground threat reaction drills, during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-22 near Yuma, Arizona.
Florissant Valley, Pikes Peak Scenic Beauty
Thu, 07 Jul 2022
A beautiful scenic view of the Florissant Valley and Pikes Peak mountain range from the top of one of the Twin Rocks within the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in central Colorado.
It's About Being An American
Thu, 07 Jul 2022
David Bancroft's feelings of patriotism inspired him to create a Web site about his country in 2002 ... You never will see anything political there. It's about being an American.
Therapy Dogs Bring Comfort
Thu, 07 Jul 2022
Beasley, the Basset Hound, has been making her rounds in her Red Cross volunteer vest, providing treats for humans in the form of pets and cuddles to the medical staff at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune.
B-1Bs Take Off From Andersen AFB
Thu, 07 Jul 2022
U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, take off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam on two separate missions.
Soldiers Receive Medal Of Honor For Vietnam Heroics
Wed, 06 Jul 2022
Four U.S. Army soldiers (Maj. John Duffy, Staff Sgt. Edward Kaneshiro, Spc. 5 Dwight Birdwell and Spc. 5 Dennis Fujii) received the Medal of Honor from President Joe Biden for their heroic actions during the Vietnam War.
Vietnam War Heroes Receive Medal Of Honor
Wed, 06 Jul 2022
Four Vietnam War Soldiers, who repeatedly put themselves in harm’s way to defend injured comrades, received the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House.
Vietnam War Soldiers Receive Medal Of Honor
Wed, 06 Jul 2022
President Joe Biden awards four U.S. Army soldiers the Medal of Honor for their heroic actions during the Vietnam War.
MOH Recipient Staff Sgt. Edward Kaneshiro
Wed, 06 Jul 2022
Staff Sgt. Edward Kaneshiro, an infantryman, received the medal posthumously, helped rescue trapped survivors of two U.S. squads who had been ambushed by enemy forces in a Kim Son Valley village.
MOH Recipient Spc. 5 Dwight Birdwell
Wed, 06 Jul 2022
Under heavy small-arms fire, Spc. 5 Dennis Fujii moved his commander to a place of safety and slid into the commander’s tank hatch. Armed with the tank’s machine gun and cannon and his M16 rifle, Birdwell fired upon the North Vietnamese. When he exhausted all of his ammunition, Birdwell dismounted and maneuvered to his squadron commander’s downed helicopter and retrieved two machine guns and ammunition, which he and a comrade suppressed the enemy. His machine gun was struck by enemy rounds and exploded, injuring his face and torso.
MOH Recipient Spc. 5 Dennis Fujii
Wed, 06 Jul 2022
As a crew chief serving with the 237th Medical Detachment, 61st Medical Battalion, 67th Medical Group, Fujii engaged in rescue operations that transported injured South Vietnamese personnel over Laos and the Republic of Vietnam on Feb. 18, 1971. During a second approach to a hot landing zone, the enemy concentrated a barrage of flak at Fujii’s helicopter, causing it to crash in the conflict area, injuring Fujii ... Though wounded and severely fatigued, Fujii’s actions led to the successful defense of the South Vietnamese troops and their encampment.
MOH Recipient Maj. John Duffy
Wed, 06 Jul 2022
Major John Duffy led a two-day defense of the surrounded Fire Support Base Charlie ... moveing himself close to the enemy, to an exposed position, in order to call in air strikes. Despite being injured again after being struck by fragments from a recoilless rifle round, Duffy stayed and directed U.S. helicopter gunships onto enemy anti-aircraft and artillery positions.
USS Constitution Underway On Independence Day
Tue, 05 Jul 2022
USS Constitution underway in Boston Harbor with "Old Glory" waving proudly aboard in celebration of Independence Day.
Allied Defense Experience Recognizing July 4th
Tue, 05 Jul 2022
Though Independence Day is a uniquely American holiday, it is always important to recognize our allies and partners who made our independence possible, and those who continue to share our aspirations for peace today with Australia at the top of that list.
Unmanned Surface Vessels Transit To RIMPAC 22
Tue, 05 Jul 2022
The unmanned surface vessels Nomad, Sea Hunter, and Ranger transit the Pacific Ocean in route to Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022.
Independence Day!
Mon, 04 Jul 2022
Old Glory waves above the Declaration of Independence and the Founding Fathers, who signed it 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!
DOD Accelerating Innovative Technologies, Enabling Manufacturing Workforce
Mon, 04 Jul 2022
Groundbreaking technologies were on display when the Defense Department's nine Manufacturing Innovation Institutes demonstrated advanced materials, engineering and manufacturing.
WTI 2-22 - Defense Weapon System Ops
Mon, 04 Jul 2022
U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey, assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1), conduct defense weapon system operations, in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-22 at Yodaville near Yuma, Arizona.
Freedom
Mon, 04 Jul 2022
All American country music artist Payton Howie honors the unique freedom that Americans have enjoyed since our beloved USA has enjoyed since Her birth on July 4, 1776 and expressed in Her foundational constitution with Howie's patriotic song and video ... Freedom!
Gold F-16 Falcon
Sun, 03 Jul 2022
A gold U.S. Air Force F-16A Falcon from the Iowa Air National Guard is on the ramp in Sioux City, Iowa. The jet is painted with commemorative anniversary paint scheme that replicates the unit’s 50th anniversary gold jet as it appeared in 1996.
FBI Working To Combat Violent Crime
Sun, 03 Jul 2022
As part of our ongoing efforts to address violent crime nationally, the FBI and our partners conducted several law enforcement actions around the country recently, taking suspected violent criminals off the streets.
Stryker Live-Fire - GTA Gunnery Range
Sun, 03 Jul 2022
U.S. Soldiers assigned to 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conduct a gunnery range in a Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
NROTC New Student Indoctrination
Sat, 02 Jul 2022
Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) New Student Indoctrination midshipman candidates receive instruction from an NSI staff member and then receive haircuts during arrival at Recruit Training Command.
Demonstratings Future Warfighting Capabilities
Sat, 02 Jul 2022
Maryland Air National Guard A-10s, assigned to the 104th Fighter Squadron, flew more than 240 sorties and operated in 10 countries throughout Europe to execute Agile Combat Employment. It and other future warfighting concepts exercises decentralize operational decision-making and distribute military operations in austere environments.
Garden Of The Gods
Sat, 02 Jul 2022
The towering red sandstone rock formations of the Garden of the Gods Park come alive when you explore the geology, plants, and animals of this amazing National Natural Landmark park in Colorado Springs.
Soldiers Overcome Obstacle Course
Fri, 01 Jul 2022
U.S. Soldiers assigned to Bull Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, conquer the weaver obstacle at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr obstacle course in Germany.
Into The Storm, Under The Ocean
Fri, 01 Jul 2022
The U.S. Naval Academy internship program Training and Research in Oceanic and Atmospheric Processes in Tropical Cyclones offers rising senior and junior midshipmen to work with Hurricane Hunters during the third block of their summer training.
2022 USMC Marksmanship Competition - Camp Lejeune
Fri, 01 Jul 2022
U.S. Marines with 2d Marine Division compete during the Marine Corps Marksmanship Competition (MCMC) East on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Marines Conduct Helo Raid
Thu, 30 Jun 2022
U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2/5, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, disembark from an MV-22B Osprey during a helicopter raid training exercise on Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan.
2-121 Urban Ops - XCTC
Thu, 30 Jun 2022
Georgia Army National Guard Soldiers conduct an urban operation with a focus on breaching doors and clearing rooms during the 48th IBCT's Exportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) exercise at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
KC-135 Air Refuels Fighter Aircraft - BALTOPS 2022
Thu, 30 Jun 2022
A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker Aircraft assigned to Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, refuels U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet and German Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft above the Baltic Sea Region during BALTOPS 22.
Andrew Jackson Monument & Mississippi River
Wed, 29 Jun 2022
Views of the Andrew Jackson monument at the center of Jackson Square, a 2.5-acre National Historic Landmark, and the flowing Mississippi River just a short distance away in the popular New Orleans French Quarter.
Reserve Marines Simulate Cyberspace Attackers
Wed, 29 Jun 2022
Cyber warfare is defined as the use of computer technology to disrupt the activities of a state or organization, especially the deliberate attack or defense of information systems for strategic or military purposes ... as Reserve Marines participated in during Cyber Yankee.
Abrams Tanks, Bradley IFVs Live-Fire - DE22
Wed, 29 Jun 2022
U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams tanks and M2A3 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) crews conduct a live-fire accuracy screening test and zeroing as part of Defender Europe 22 (DE22) at Konotop Range, Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland.
Texas, Our Texas
Wed, 29 Jun 2022
"Texas, Our Texas" is the official state song of Texas with Texas elementary students singing the song at the beginning of their class.
Starlink 4-19 Launch
Tue, 28 Jun 2022
A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 53 of SpaceX’s Starlink broadband satellites launches from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
DOD Addresses Supply Chain Resiliency
Tue, 28 Jun 2022
Supply chain resilience has become not just an economic priority — it's not just about quality of life issues — it's become a national security imperative.
Aerial View Of U.S. Ships In Formation - VS22
Tue, 28 Jun 2022
Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 fly over the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7), aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65), guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111), and guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) during Valiant Shield 2022 (VS22).
MQ-9 Reaper Returns From Mission
Mon, 27 Jun 2022
The MQ-9 Reaper Aircraft assigned to U.S. Air National Guard 163d Attack Wing completes autonomous landing after completing its mission in support of Operation Rhino Strike on San Clemente Island, California.
Nations Showcase Aircraft At ILA Berlin 2022
Mon, 27 Jun 2022
More than 100 different aircraft from 10 nations were on display at the Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace Berlin tradeshow and airshow, commonly known as ILA Berlin.
WTI 2-22 - Close Air Support At Yodaville
Mon, 27 Jun 2022
U.S. Marines assigned to Air Officer Department with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) locate targets and request close air support during Weapons and Tactics Instructors (WTI) course 2-22, at Yodaville, near Yuma, Arizona.
Oak Ridge Boys' Amazing Harmony
Sun, 26 Jun 2022
Country Music Legends and Hall of Fame inductees The Oak Ridge Boys showcase their amazing harmony singing one of their country music hits during their show in Branson, Missouri at the Mansion Theatre on Veterans Day 2021.
Making Global Impact On F-35 Flight Line Readiness
Sun, 26 Jun 2022
As the number of operational F-35 Lightning II aircraft in the Navy and Marine Corps continues to rise, the number of missions flown increases ... and with them, the requirements for maintenance and repair.
Soldiers Conduct Eagle Rapid 22
Sun, 26 Jun 2022
Soldiers Conduct Exercise Eagle Rapid 22, a battalion-level exercise conducted by 1st Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment at the Crvena Zemlja Training Area near Knin, Croatia.
Sailors Return To Loved Ones
Sat, 25 Jun 2022
Loved ones happily wait to greet their returning sailors onboard guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) as it nears the dock at Naval Station Norfolk after a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.
Soldier Touch Points Play Critical Role
Sat, 25 Jun 2022
Soldier Touch Points (STPs) are playing a key role in helping to maintain current readiness and modernize the Army for future operational challenges without slowing/weigh them down or interfering with other elements on the battlefield.
B-1B Lancers - Bomber Task Force
Sat, 25 Jun 2022
B-1B Lancer aircraft assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base participate in a Bomber Task Force mission in the Indo-Pacific at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
Soldiers Conduct Urban Attack
Fri, 24 Jun 2022
Georgia Army National Guard Infantrymen with the Lawrenceville-based Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, conduct urban attack training during Exportable Combat Training Capabilities (XCTC) Exercise at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
A Marine’s Best Friend
Fri, 24 Jun 2022
Together, Marine Corps Cpl. Ivan Perez and his military working dog, Jack, specialize in explosives detection, have trained together daily for nearly a year. Cpl. Perez also ensures that Jack is fed, cleaned, stretched, well-groomed, and exceeds physical fitness standards.
Jungle Casualty Evacuation At Camp Gonsalves
Fri, 24 Jun 2022
U.S. Marines with III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group carry a human dummy on a skid through the jungle during casualty evacuation training at Jungle Warfare Training Center, Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan.
Ponderosa Pine Stunning Bryce Canyon View
Thu, 23 Jun 2022
A stunning view of an uprooted, vibrant Ponderosa Pine on a cliff's edge overlooking the spectacular scenic beauty of the Bryce Canyon below and beyond.
Agile Rage 2022
Thu, 23 Jun 2022
Agile Rage is an Air National Guard and joint, live-fire exercise designed to train ANG units in the tactics, techniques and procedures highlighted by the United States Air Force’s Agile Combat Employment mission.
Green Berets Conduct FRIES, Helocast
Thu, 23 Jun 2022
Green Beret Special Forces Combat Divers perform insertion and exfiltration during a dive requalification at the Special Forces Underwater Operations School in Fleming Key, Florida.
UH-1Y Venom Live-Fire Shooting Drills
Wed, 22 Jun 2022
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Monica Pomales conducts live-fire shooting drills in a UH-1Y Venom during exercise Gunslinger 22 at Smoky Hill Range, Kansas.
Corpsman and Medic - Similarities, Differences
Wed, 22 Jun 2022
As the nation’s military treatment facilities transition administration and management over to the Defense Health Agency as part of a congressional mandate to merge Air Force, Army and Navy military hospitals and clinics, military medical personnel still answer to their respective service branches. The Navy focus remains at sea and the Army emphasis continues on land.
F-22 Raptor Demo Team Cockpit View
Wed, 22 Jun 2022
Maj. Joshua "Cabo" Gunderson, F-22 Demo Team pilot and commander, preforms a F-22 Raptor demonstration at the Space Coast Int. Air Show.
Kids Planting Day
Tue, 21 Jun 2022
Defense Supply Center Columbus Environmental Division Chief Nicole Goicochea guides children in the process of planting a cilantro plant at the DSCC Columbus’ Child Development Center.
Twin U.S. Army Majors Reflect On Serving Together
Tue, 21 Jun 2022
Identical twin brothers U.S. Army Majs. Christopher and Michael Baisa did everything together growing up, starting at birth in Heidelberg, Germany, where their father was stationed in 1987.
Marines Conduct Night-Time Aerial Ops At MHAFB
Tue, 21 Jun 2022
U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 501 perform night-time aerial operations at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.
USCG Crew Offloads $99+ Million Illegal Drugs
Mon, 20 Jun 2022
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis'crew offloads more than $99 million in illegal narcotics at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida seized performing counter-drug operations in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico.
Promoting Cooperation Between Military Branches
Mon, 20 Jun 2022
The defense of our nation is often a cooperative effort among its military branches. To fight together, requires training together ... as did airmen with the Kansas Air National Guard did withth active-duty Airmen and Kansas Army National Guard Soldiers.
Abrams Operations Summit 2022
Mon, 20 Jun 2022
U.S. Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, participate in a three day Abrams Operations Summit to demonstrate and teach the M1A2 Abrams tank to the Polish Armed Forces at Bucierz Range, Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland.
Juneteenth
Sun, 19 Jun 2022
Juneteenth (June 19) commemorates the emancipation of slaves by President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation during the Civil War in 1862 with it becoming an official federal holiday on June 17, 2021 ... giving national recognition to a day commemorating emancipation.
Space Force 10th Space Squad Activation
Sun, 19 Jun 2022
U.S. Space Force Col. Matthew Holston, Space Delta 8 commander and Lt. Col. Jason Sanders, 10th Space Operations Squadron commander reveal the 10 SOPS sign for the first time at the 10 SOPS activation ceremony.
A Total Guard, Force Family!
Sun, 19 Jun 2022
Out of the 13 Guardsmen family units stationed at Prince Sultan Air Base the Kleive family is the largest. The father-daughter duo documented in the past, Master Sgt. Scott and Staff Sgt. Kalei Kleive, brought Staff Sgt. Devin Kleive, with them this time to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Integrated Combat Turns - RG22-2
Sun, 19 Jun 2022
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles from the 366th Fighter Wing conduct integrated combat turns during Raging Gunfighter 22-2 (RG22-2) at Wendover Airfield, Utah.
A-10 Thunderbolt II Flyover
Sat, 18 Jun 2022
A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II flies over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona in association with the A-10 demonstration team preparing for an airshow at Canadian Forces Base Borden, Ontario, Canada.
Marines Conduct Amphibious Landing - CR22
Sat, 18 Jun 2022
U.S. Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force and Norwegian soldiers perform a simulated amphibious landing during Exercise Cold Response 2022 (CR22), Setermoen, Norway.
USS Constitution Honors Vietnam War Veterans
Fri, 17 Jun 2022
USS Constitution gets underway in Boston Harbor in honor of Vietnam War Veterans. The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration works to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, their families, domestic supporters, and American allies who contributed to the war effort.
Underwater ROVs Shine At SeaPerch Challenge
Fri, 17 Jun 2022
More than 130 teams of elementary, middle and high school students from around the world competed at the 2022 International SeaPerch Challenge at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.
USS Forrest Sherman Departs NSN
Fri, 17 Jun 2022
The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) departs Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled deployment ... and is serving as the flagship for Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) in the European theater.
Brown Bears At Silver Salmon Creek
Thu, 16 Jun 2022
A trip to Silver Salmon Creek on Lake Clark's Cook Inlet coast within Lake Clark National Park offers outstanding bear viewing as the scenes of brown bear siblings enjoy eating salmon on the beach with their mother nearby ready to protect and a lonely male grazing in the sedge meadows illustrate with Slope Mountain in the background.
World Travels Of Wayne White
Thu, 16 Jun 2022
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Wayne White's is a really big fan and student of the explorers, particularly Victorian and turn-of-the century explorers in regard to the Poles ... inspiring him to travel to the ends of the earth.
Hawaii Army NG Conducts CERFP
Thu, 16 Jun 2022
Hawaii Army National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear, and Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) Search and Extraction Team conduct an evaluation exercise at Kalaeloa, Hawaii.
Celebrating Army's 247th Birthday
Wed, 15 Jun 2022
Scenes of U.S. Army leaders and soldiers proudly celebrating their military service's 247th Birthday.
USMC Officer Awarded NAM Medal For Rescuing Civilian
Wed, 15 Jun 2022
I noticed that the sail boat was tipped over in the water pretty far out. At first I didn’t think much of it … but I didn’t see anyone on top of the boat, so I threw my stuff back on and swam out there.
Marines Fire Stinger Missiles - CR22
Wed, 15 Jun 2022
U.S. Marines with 2d Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force fire FIM-92 Stinger Missiles in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 2022 (CR22), Andøya Air Station, Norway.
Flag Day
Tue , 14 Jun 2022
Flag Day, also called National Flag Day, honors Old Glory, the national flag of the United States of America that is observed annually on June 14. The holiday commemorates the Second Continental Congress’s adoption of the first U.S. national flag on June 14, 1777.
Digital Transformation, AI Important In Keeping Battlefield Edge
Tue, 14 Jun 2022
Defense Department officials discussed the importance of digital transformation and artificial intelligence in enabling warfighters to maintain a battlefield advantage, even as China and Russia develop their own AI for military purposes.
Cockpit View Over Nellis AFB
Tue, 14 Jun 2022
Cockpit view as USAF Maj. Jon Flickinger, 706th Fighter Squadron pilot, flies a Weapons School Integration 22-A mission over the Nevada Test and Training Range at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
Marines Squad Forest Patrol
Mon, 13 Jun 2022
U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 2d Marines are focused ready as they conduct a squad patrol in a forest environment during Exercise Shinka at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.
RAD Enhances Efficiency For Space Launch Missions
Mon, 13 Jun 2022
A new software program called “Range Application Deployment,” is enhancing situational awareness for space launch missions at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
Abrams Tank, Bradley FV Live-Fire At Fort Stewart
Mon, 13 Jun 2022
Two crews from the U.S. Army "Spartan Brigade" 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, conduct a table six live-fire on the M1A2 SEPv2 Abrams tank and M2A4 Bradley Fighting Vehicle (FV) at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Border Patrol's 98th Anniversary
Sun, 12 Jun 2022
Border Patrol Agents with the Big Bend Sector Honor Guard present their service's colors with Old Glory along with one of them holding a ceremonial rifle during the Border Patrol's 98th Anniversary celebration at Alpine Border Patrol Station.
Four Brothers Carry On Legacy Of Service Before Self
Sun, 12 Jun 2022
The record for the number of siblings serving at the same time at the same wing is difficult to determine, but the Tennessee Air National Guard’s 118th Wing is probably getting close with the four Phimphivong brothers, who share similar aspirations to make their family proud and ensure a successful Air National Guard.
HMLA 269 Snowy Flight Ops - CR22
Sun, 12 Jun 2022
U.S. Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 269, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing, conducts UH-1Y Venom and AH-1Z Viper snowy flight operations, including rearming, in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 2022 (CR22) at Bardufoss Air Station, Norway.
Memorial Day At Lompoc
Sat, 11 Jun 2022
U.S. Space Force Col. Robert Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, delivers a Memorial Day speech at the Lompoc Cemetery, California, as veterans and other visitors listen intently.
WWII Vets Remember Battle Of Midway Turning Point
Sat, 11 Jun 2022
World War II Battle of Midway veterans Navy Watertender 1st Class Julian Eugene Hodges and Marine Corps Sergeant 1st Class Edgar R. Fox visit Hawaii and Midway atoll to attended several commemorative events eighty years later.
Red Flag-Rescue 22-1
Sat, 11 Jun 2022
Airmen conduct Red Flag-Rescue 22-1 that involves them arriving by helicopter in a sunny desert environment to provide medical care to casualties from a wrecked military vehicle followed by a nighttime parachute jump for a search and rescue.
Joint Counter-Narcotics SAPPHIRE Ops
Fri, 10 Jun 2022
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Henry sails alongside the Japan Coast Guard patrol vessel Mizuho during the joint counter-narcotics SAPPHIRE exercise off Guam.
Exercise Swift Response 22
Fri, 10 Jun 2022
U.S. and NATO allies took part in Exercise Swift Response 2022, which is an annual multinational training exercise that was held over three weeks in May throughout Eastern Europe, the Arctic High North, Baltics and Balkans.
USS Port Royal Pierside At NSA Bahrain
Fri, 10 Jun 2022
A pierside look at the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. Port Royal is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security and stability in the Middle East region.
Picturesque Lone Pine Lake
Thu, 09 Jun 2022
The picturesque, fisherman's delight Lone Pine Lake with a must see rock island is located on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park near the town of Grand Lake.
From Assaultman To Data Systems Administrator
Thu, 09 Jun 2022
Staff Sgt. Lucas Dussaut noticed that as the Marine Corps developed, so had he. He decided to take the lessons he learned as an assaultman and apply them to his new occupation, data systems administrator. As a result, he developed a universal mental tenacity and utilizes lessons learned from the leaders before him to his Marines today.
Soldiers Fire MK19, M240B Weapons At GTA
Thu, 09 Jun 2022
U.S. Soldiers assigned to 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct a live-fire exercise for MK19 and M240B weapon systems at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
TCAP Airmen Conduct FRIES
Wed, 08 Jun 2022
Tactical Air Control Party (TCAP) specialists from the Oklahoma Air National Guard conduct fast rope insertion and extraction system training from an Arkansas National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter at Razorback Range near Ft. Smith, Arkansas.
Remembering, Honoring Fighter Pilot David Hrdlicka
Wed, 08 Jun 2022
It was 57 years ago on May 18, 2022 when McConnell Air Force Base pilot Capt. David Hrdlicka was shot down during a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War ... with his family continuing to search for the truth of what happened to their husband and father.
USMC Light Attack Helos Fire Support - CR22
Wed, 08 Jun 2022
U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom and AH-1Z Viper helicopters assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing, participate in a fire support training exercise in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 2022 (CR22), near Bardufoss, Norway.
Presleys' Country Jubilee - Entertaining Fun!
Tue, 07 Jun 2022
A must entertainment experience in Branson, Missouri is the talent rich Presleys' Country Jubilee show with great country music performances and gut wrenching humor that ends with the audience giving them a deserving standing ovation.
Remembering Fallen Corpsman Jaime Jaenke
Tue, 07 Jun 2022
On June 5, 2006, after less than three months into her deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, U.S. Navy Corpsman Jaime Jaenke, serving as security lead corpsman for her unit, was killed when her Humvee in a a convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Al Anbar Province.
Wings Over Solano 2022
Tue, 07 Jun 2022
Various aircraft perform aerial maneuvers during Travis Air Force Base's Wings Over Solano 2022 open house and air show in California.
D-Day
Mon, 06 Jun 2022
On June 6, 1944, weather conditions finally allowed Operation Overlord (known as D-Day) to proceed with the largest amphibious invasion in the history of warfare with the Allies using over 5,000 ships and landing craft to bring more than 160,000 American, British and Canadian troops along with 13,000 aircraft to storm 50 miles of Normandy's fiercely defended five beaches in northern France.
Mike Swierc, Fellow CG-16 Saviors' D-Day Heroics
Mon, 06 Jun 2022
Nearly 80 years have passed since Motor Machinist’s Mate Second Class Michael J. Swierc served on the Coast Guard Cutter CG-16 off Utah Beach during the first wave of the D-Day invasion. But for Swierc, a 100-year-old Coast Guard veteran, the memory of that day of days has never faded from his mind.
D-Day / Operation Overlord
Mon, 06 Jun 2022
The Allied invasion at Normandy on June 6, 1944 during World War II that began the final efforts to defeat Germany with 160,000 Allied troops with more than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day's end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Normandy.
OK Let's Go: D-Day
Mon, 06 Jun 2022
"Ok, Let's Go," a movie seen at the Normandy Visitor Center, tells the story of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's decision to launch Operation Overlord. As one of the 20th century's most fateful events, the D-Day Invasion of June 1944 changed the course of World War II.
USS Harry S. Truman Flight Ops On 5-23-22
Mon, 06 Jun 2022
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducts flight operations at an undisclosed location in the Mediterranean Sea.
Neptune Strike 22 Ship Formation
Sun, 05 Jun 2022
Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman and guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto transit in formation with allied European ships in support of NATO-led activity Neptune Shield 22 in the Adriatic Sea.
Groundbreaking Soldier Returns To Fort Lee As Drill Sergeant
Sun, 05 Jun 2022
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Angelika Jansen with Charlie Company, 16th Ordnance Battalion, was one of the first female troops to graduate from the 91P Field Artillery Mechanic Course taught at the Ordnance School. That was 2013. Jansen returned to Fort Lee as a drill sergeant more than a year ago to ... train her replacements.
Marines Conduct Force On Force - CR22
Sun, 05 Jun 2022
U.S. Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force conduct force on force training that induces fear and stress of a life-threatening situation for Exercise Cold Response 2022 (CR22) in Setermoen, Norway.
Honoring U.S. Army Pathfinders For D-Day Jump Efforts
Sat, 04 Jun 2022
Scenes of a ceremony honoring the pathfinders with the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division who landed in Saint-Germain-de-Varreville, France along with thousands of fellow paratroopers who landed in other areas of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.
Enlisted In Marine Corps To Pursue New Challenges
Sat, 04 Jun 2022
Like many service members, Sgt. Jonathan Howard enlisted in the United States Marine Corps to pursue new challenges. He also did so as an outlet to get out of the stagnant lifestyle in his neighborhood and do something successful with his life.
McBride Fire Damage In New Mexico
Sat, 04 Jun 2022
A look at the 6,159 acres of damage in Ruidoso, New Mexico located in Lincoln County caused by the McBride Fire that started on April 12, 2022 and was officially contained on May 9, 2022 with two deaths and atleast 207 homes destroyed.
Marines Finish MCMAP Black Belt
Fri, 03 Jun 2022
Marines assigned to Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade completed the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) black belt culminating event aboard Naval Support Activity, Bahrain.
The Last Response
Fri, 03 Jun 2022
A specialized group of airmen with expert-level training often join with the state medical examiner’s office to observe morgue operations, how remains should be collected and forensically processed, and viewing how autopsies are handled. This litmus test is coordinated to train Airmen before disaster strikes.
Soldiers Conduct Stress Shooting At BPTA
Fri, 03 Jun 2022
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 185th Infantry Regiment test their marksmanship abilities while experiencing physical and psychological stress while conducting a stress shooting exercise at Bemowo Piskie Training Area in Poland.
Jean Lafitte NHPP Scenic Must Sees
Thu, 02 Jun 2022
Nature's scenes and an historical must see within the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve (NHPP) with several locations in New Orleans area.
Hospital Corpsman Now A Medical Recruiter
Thu, 02 Jun 2022
After 15 years of naval servics, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Rey Chua ... tranisitioned to Navy recruiting to introduce tomorrow's future naval medical professionals.
USAF Special Tactics Conduct Presence Patrol - EW2.1
Thu, 02 Jun 2022
U.S. Air Force Special Tactics operators with the 24th Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida, conduct a presence patrol during exercise Emerald Warrior 22.1 (EW2.1) at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Memorial Day Ceremony At USCG Training Center Cape May
Wed, 01 Jun 2022
U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May holds a Memorial Day ceremony with an honor guard carrying the colors at the Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial on base in Cape May, New Jersey.
Army JROTC Training Next Generation Of Cybersecurity Leaders
Wed, 01 Jun 2022
Enrolled students in the Army JROTC will have the opportunity to study under the guidance of cyber instructors to hone their skills in a hands-on curriculum and can receive industry-recognized certifications through the new Cyber Pilot program ... designed to provide Cadets an introduction to the critical field of cybersecurity.
Battle Color Detachment Performs At 2022 MCRD Centennial
Wed, 01 Jun 2022
U.S. Marines with the Battle Color Detachment, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., involving the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps ... perform during the centennial celebration at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego.
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