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December 04, 2013
- Just a few days shy of the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on U.S. forces at Pearl Harbor, Sailors and Marines manned the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as they entered the harbor Dec. 3.
December 04, 2013
- The USS George Washington Strike Group (GWSG) returned to its forward-operating location of Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Dec. 5, to conclude the second half of its 2013 patrol.
November 04, 2013
- The Humphreys Community Fitness Center here will be the site for the second installment of the ESPN Armed Forces Classic men's college basketball game.
November 04, 2013
- U.S. force rotations in the Asia-Pacific region are bolstering key relationships there while as they extend the U.S. presence to reflect today's security environment, the U.S. Pacific Command chief told American Forces Press Service.
November 01, 2013
- The call came in two days ago: an aircraft with 40 passengers aboard had gone down in a remote area somewhere along the Alaskan-Canadian border.
October 16, 2013
- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Army Secretary John M. McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno inducted former Army Capt. William D. Swenson into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes today during a ceremony at the Pentagon.
October 04, 2013
- Marines, sailors and civilians kicked off the upcoming weekend sending birdies and eagles soaring during the Commander's Cup Golf Classic at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, Sept. 27, 2013.
September 27, 2013
- "An opportunity to position yourself for success" was the proposition for industry leaders Sept. 26 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. They came to hear the annual Report to Industry at the Modern Day Marine Military Exposition
September 24, 2013
- Soldiers keep their hair closely cropped per regulation, but one female Indiana National Guard Soldier shaved her head for cancer awareness during an event to help a fellow Guardsman, Sept. 14, at the Shelbyville National Guard Armory.
September 20, 2013
- Members of the Colorado National Guard, the Army's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Carson, Colo., and the Wyoming National Guard are shifting their support of civil authorities in Colorado flood evacuation operations.
September 18, 2013
- The Marines have a rotational element that deploys to Darwin, Australia, as part of the U.S. rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region. The Navy has started littoral combat ship rotations in Singapore.
August 29, 2013
- With wildfires continuing to rage around Yosemite National Park, the California National Guard has deployed a remotely piloted aircraft that improves the incident commander's ability to monitor conditions on the ground.
August 26, 2013
- Beginning tomorrow, fighter jets from the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the Russian air force will scramble to track and intercept "hijacked" aircraft during an air defense exercise.
August 26, 2013
- Commands are encouraged to celebrate women's history of equality in the Navy during Women's Equality Day Aug. 26, as announced by Naval Administrative Message 209/13.
August 15, 2013
- Maj. Gen. Allen Batschelet assumed command of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command in June 2013.
August 08, 2013
- The Navy's X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator safely returned to Naval Air Station Patuxent River Aug. 8 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia aftercompleting a number of historic firsts for carrier-based unmanned aviation.
July 13, 2013
- Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean visited USS Freedom, July 12, while the ship was moored at Changi Naval Base.
July 08, 2013
- The President Barack Obama administration has chosen the U.S. Army to launch an institute with the goal of spurring innovation in digital manufacturing, officials announced recently.
June 24, 2013
- As the graduates respond "All In" to the Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno, family members watch in anticipation for the word, "congratulations."
June 17, 2013
- More than 500 students from colleges across the U.S. participated in the Career Orientation and Training for Midshipmen-West 2013 here May 28-June 21.
June 15, 2013
- The sun peeked over the horizon and gulls cawed through the skies as water broke on the San Onofre shore where surfers prepare to "hang-10," "rip," and "shred" the Pacific waves.
June 13, 2013
- More than 140 personnel from the Colorado National Guard are continuing to assist civil authorities with firefighting support at the Black Forest fire in El Paso County, Colorado.
May 05, 2013
- With the help of sailors assigned to the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducted maintenance on MV-22B Ospreys on the flight deck of the Kearsarge's flight deck.
May 04, 2013
- The Marine Corps has a long and storied history with the bird they affectionately call the "Phrog." More than four decades have passed since the CH-46A Sea Knight entered the Corps' arsenal.
May 03, 2013
- Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 became the first composite expeditionary helicopter squadron to include both the world's most technologically advanced helicopter.
April 30, 2013
- The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced April 30 that a Navy pilot, missing from the Vietnam War, has been accounted for and will be buried with full military honors along with his crew.
April 27, 2013
- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff returned today from a week in Northeast Asia that he spent exploring possibilities in China and seeking to strengthen allied capabilities against a sustained threat of nuclear attack from North Korea.
April 23, 2013
- The Army has honored 14 people for innovations and outstanding contributions that strengthened the force and saved resources.
April 22, 2013
- Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, gained a new perspective of warfighter logisticians after observing and discussing training with students, instructors and leaders at the Sustainment Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, April 18.
April 19, 2013
- With an eye toward 2014 and lessons learned from the drawdown in Iraq, a new task force in Afghanistan is working to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities that will set the Afghan government and security forces up for future success.
April 18, 2013
- NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (WSS) Philadelphia prides itself on giving back to the community and did so on April 17 as eight service members converged on a local stretch of highway to cleaned it while participating in the Adopt-a-Highway project.
April 17, 2013
- The Massachusetts National Guard continues to assist local and state authorities following the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings that left three dead and more than 180 people injured.
April 14, 2013
- Throughout the month of April, amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) is reminding sailors it offers support to those who may have alcohol-related problems.
April 12, 2013
- Compassion, faith and patriotism earned five youths, each representing a service branch, acclaim from senior leaders during the 5th Annual Military Child of the Year Awards Gala at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Pentagon City here April 12.
April 06, 2013
- The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to assume the duties from the Peleliu ARG, April 5.
April 03, 2013
- Members of the Alaska (11th Air Force) Rescue Coordination Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, completed their 5,000th mission (since July 1, 1994) March 27.
March 19, 2013
- The Commandant of Midshipmen visited Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) March 15.
March 19, 2013
- San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) launched a RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Air System (STUAS) recently, for its first flight at sea.
March 14, 2013
- The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), known famously as the "Screaming Eagles," assumed responsibility of the combined joint task force in eastern Afghanistan, March 14, in a ceremony on Bagram Airfield.
March 05, 2013
- Marine Unmanned Vehicle Squadron 4 conducted its first field training exercises at Camp Talega since the unit's official move here from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.
March 03, 2013
- Two women, from completely opposite economic, social and cultural backgrounds, earned common ground during the early days of World War II to set a path for women in aviation that would steamroll into women's roles today that are without boundaries.
March 02, 2013
- The Air Force's acceptance of women into the force dates back to long before the first "Women's History Week" celebration in 1978.
March 02, 2013
- Commander, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Pacific (HSCWP) held a Change of Command Ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) on Feb. 28.
January 30, 2013
- Women will be able to fill officer and noncommissioned officer positions in the New York Army National Guard's four combat battalions under a proposal announced by the Department of Defense and the Army.
January 28, 2013
- Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region fighters, along with interagency partners, will be busy well before Super Bowl Sunday preparing to protect the skies around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
January 22, 2013
- Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal, Ph.D., capped a tour of the U.S. Pacific Command region with a visit to Fort Wainwright, Fort Greely and the Northern Warfare Training Center in central Alaska, Jan. 17.
December 12, 2012
- Personnel and aircraft with III Marine Expeditionary Force began providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief support Dec. 8 at the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Pablo.
December 08, 2012
- Master Sgt. Todd Buit, the 92nd Operations Group standards evaluations NCO in charge and career boom operator, reached for the sky and broke records in the process.
December 06, 2012
- In a panel discussion at Defense Logistics 2012, Donald Stanton, assistant secretary of defense for transportation policy, and leaders from U.S. Transportation Command and Defense Logistics Agency lauded combined cost-saving efforts.
December 03, 2012
- Children of all ages will be able to track Santa Claus on his annual journey, thanks to the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
November 30, 2012
- NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (WSS) recently awarded a 5-year follow-on Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract, November 28, 2012 to Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems based out of Sudbury, MA.
November 26, 2012
- A small group of people leave their office and pile into a vehicle.
November 05, 2012
- The Department of Defense remains fully engaged in the ongoing federal disaster response efforts under way in the eastern and northeastern United States as a result of Hurricane Sandy, according to a DOD news release issued today.
November 01, 2012
- Australian Forces at Multinational Base Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, recognized the actions of a medical evacuation crew from Company C, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Gunfighters, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, during an awards ceremony.
October 30, 2012
- More than 7,400 Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen had been mobilized in 11 states to respond to Hurricane Sandy by 4:30 a.m., Oct. 30, and more were on the way.
October 28, 2012
- Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has appointed "dual status" commanders - those authorized to command both federal and state National Guard forces - in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.
October 19, 2012
- "How many Marines do you know that have been to Transylvania?" asked Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Lassandrello, an instructor with noncommissioned officer development detachment, Black Sea Rotational Force 12.
October 19, 2012
- Marines and sailors conducted a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Oct. 17.
October 14, 2012
- The U.S. Air Force Academy's Dean of the Faculty Brig. Gen. Dana H. Born signed a cooperative research and development agreement with officials from Lockheed Martin recently for a "Flightline of the Future" initiative.
October 12, 2012
- Soldiers with the 911th Engineer Company (Technical Rescue) dug through the rubble of a collapsed building in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, as part of the "Capital Shield 13" regional training exercise.
October 10, 2012
- The Guam Chamber of Commerce's Armed Forces Committee (AFC) hosted the 14th Annual Salute to the Armed Forces at the Outrigger Guam Resort in Tumon Oct. 5.
October 08, 2012
- Hispanic Heritage Month is in full swing aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima.
October 04, 2012
- Senior Chief Aerographer's Mates, Manuel A. Santos and Enrique Acosta discussed the importance of Hispanic Heritage and diversity in the workplace with Sailors and Airmen of the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, in a celebration, Sep. 27.
September 20, 2012
- The Defense Department's director of Diversity Management joined other senior government officials to discuss federal efforts to encourage young people of Hispanic descent to obtain the education and knowledge necessary to enter technical occupations.
September 08, 2012
- NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support recently awarded a Multiplatform Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract to Honeywell International based out of Tempe, Ariz., Aug. 24.
September 06, 2012
- Recovering from a deployment can be difficult for many Soldiers. That's why Installation Management Command developed a program of high-intensity activities to help bring Soldiers back to a stateside state of mind.
August 23, 2012
- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff welcomed his Japanese counterpart to the Pentagon today as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen military ties between both countries.
August 17, 2012
- Pilots from throughout the Marine Corps are already applying lessons learned from the investigation of an MV-22 Osprey crash in Morocco in April, the chief of Marine aviation said here today.
August 16, 2012
- As the Army gears up to field its first integrated package of tactical communications equipment to deploying Soldiers, the service is already partnering with industry to enhance those technologies for the next capability set.
August 15, 2012
- Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley presented a keynote address on the Department of Defense's energy initiatives at the 2012 National Clean Energy Summit here August 7.
August 01, 2012
- Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and 86th Airlift Wing continue to train with Polish military members in Exercise Screaming Eagle IV here July 24 through Aug. 3.
July 27, 2012
- The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) conducted a non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) exercise off the coast of Southern California, July 24.
July 27, 2012
- Challenging conventional wisdom is part of NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support's (NAVSUP WSS) Lt. Cmdr. Spencer Baker's everyday routine when it comes to nutrition and exercise.
July 24, 2012
- The chair of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Engineering Division and head of the Aeronautics Department here said the nation faces a crisis in the areas of science,
July 23, 2012
- For the first time in five deployment cycles, all seven companies of Eagle Lift, 7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, trained together during a collaborative situational training exercise at Fort Campbell.
July 12, 2012
- Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Energy Office Director presented NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Norfolk the calendar-year 2011 American Petroleum Institute (API) Navy Bulk Terminal Award for excellence in fuel management.
July 11, 2012
- The Transportation Security Administration is expanding a program that's designed to provide faster processing for traveling service members passing through the nation's airports.
June 26, 2012
- A USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Sailor helped prevent a suicide attempt on the Coronado Bay Bridge, June 19.
June 19, 2012
- Retired Col. Gail Halvorsen's Air Force legacy is built on chocolate, bubble gum and hope.
June 19, 2012
- Retired Col. Gail Halvorsen's Air Force legacy is built on chocolate, bubble gum and hope.
June 18, 2012
- Officials at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum held the annual "Become a Pilot" family day June 16, in Chantilly, Va.
June 06, 2012
- Last month Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 sailed through the Strait of Hormuz aboard aircraft carrier USS En-terprise one month after leaving its homeport of Norfolk, Va.
June 06, 2012
- Standing post and hiking patrols are not the most glamorous work in an infantryman's career. But these security measures ensured the safety of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Aviation Combat Unit.
May 31, 2012
- Every year the Air Force spotlights the most outstanding fighter tactician from the combat air forces. The search combs through hundreds of pilots from four major commands, the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve.
May 30, 2012
- Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters Rich Franklin and Keith Jardine visited sailors and Marines aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise for live fighting demonstrations, April 16.
May 22, 2012
- The signature sound of the tandem-rotored Chinook was multiplied by four as Sortie 2 took to the early morning air over Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga.
May 18, 2012
- The Army's Golden Knights and the Navy's Blue Angels headlined at the 2012 Joint Service Open House here, which ran May 18-20.
May 17, 2012
- Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region fighters will be active in the skies over Chicago on Friday in preparation for the next week's NATO summit.
May 14, 2012
- -- Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Phil Breedlove and his counterparts from the Army, Navy and Marine Corps testified May 10 before members of the Senate Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support.
April 26, 2012
- The secretary of the Army announced plans today to reactivate the 7th Infantry Division and stand up its headquarters here.
April 19, 2012
- Marines and Sailors from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group gathered together to honor Cpl. Derek Kerns and Cpl. Robby Reyes during a memorial ceremony aboard the USS Iwo Jima April 18.
April 11, 2012
- Navy Region Northwest leadership gathered at the Sexual Assault Prevention Response Summit at the Grand Vista ballroom aboard Naval Station (NS) Everett, Wash., Apr. 11, to discuss sexual assault awareness.
April 10, 2012
- U.S. Air Forces Africa participated in the third biennial Marrakech Aeroexpo here April 4-7 to strengthen the partnerships with Morocco and more than 15 other participating nations.
April 05, 2012
- More than any other military service, people have viewed the U.S. Air Force as an innovative and "leap ahead" organization, the service's top civilian leader said here today.
March 27, 2012
- More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (IWO ARG) and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24 MEU) departed for deployment from Norfolk and Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 27.
March 26, 2012
- The Army G-8 addressed the status of the service's top modernization portfolios, ground combat vehicle, aviation and the network and reiterated the number-one priority would remain Soldier protection.
March 21, 2012
- The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program -- the centerpiece of future tactical aviation and a key to implementing new military strategic guidance -- made strong progress in its development last year, a defense official said today.
March 20, 2012
- This Army installation tucked into the Rocky Mounains, hosted Task Force Eagle Assault, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) for High Altitude Mountainous Environment Training, or HAMET.
March 19, 2012
- Two international officers assigned to the Air Force Safety Center's Aviation Safety Division have bolstered their countries' aviation safety program by working side-by-side with their U.S. Air Force partners.
March 03, 2012
- More than 500 National Guard members are supporting civilian authorities in five states today after the second night this week of devastating tornadoes in the Midwest and the South.
March 02, 2012
- In talks yesterday with science chiefs from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force, House Armed Services Committee members targeted technology advances, cyber security and gaps left by mandated cuts in the 2013 defense budget.
February 24, 2012
- At a recent conference, a Defense Department participant said the Arctic doesn't represent a security threat for at least the next decade, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr. said last week.
February 23, 2012
- At most airshows in the U.S., it isn't uncommon for aircrew to get the occasional odd request.
February 22, 2012
- Archie Williams, 1936 Olympic Gold Medal winner was later Archie Williams, Air Force weather officer and pilot.
February 21, 2012
- The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron and Honduran Air Force partnered together recently in developing an air traffic control technical curriculum for the Honduran Air Force air traffic controllers.
February 15, 2012
- The strategy-based budget proposal sent to Congress earlier this week will help to maintain the world's finest fighting force capable of defeating any adversary, the Pentagon's top budget official said yesterday.
January 27, 2012
- When Soldiers attending the Fort Carson Warrior Leader Course rehearsed medevac requests Jan. 17, the Army's latest in medical support aircraft responded.
January 25, 2012
- Army Materiel Command's life cycle management command personnel nested in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade realized cost savings and cost avoidance of more than $191 million during 2011.
January 22, 2012
- Airmen and Sailors from across the Air Force and Navy traveled here to represent U.S. military forces during the Bahrain International Airshow Jan. 19.
January 19, 2012
- A hard push by the Defense Department and the military services to reduce dependence on fossil fuels will shrink risks on the battlefield along with the Pentagon's carbon footprint, a DOD official said yesterday.
January 19, 2012
- John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG) entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations(AOO) Jan. 19 after nearly three months supporting Operations Enduring Freedom (OEF) and New Dawn (OND).
January 12, 2012
- The Smithsonians National Air and Space Museum has partnered with the National Museum of the Marine Corps to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Marine Corps aviation.
January 07, 2012
- Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Group (MEU) were relieved of their duties in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) by the Makin Island ARG and the 11th MEU, Jan. 6.
January 05, 2012
- The chief of naval operations (CNO) presented the Vice Adm. James B. Stockdale Leadership Award to two commanders at the Pentagon in the Hall of Heroes Jan. 5.
January 04, 2012
- A group of Alaska-based parachute riggers are now rigging everything from fuel to food for delivery to Soldiers on the front lines in Afghanistan.
December 23, 2011
- Unmanned systems have revolutionized combat aviation, providing a colossal advantage in the fight against terror with surveillance and close-air support.
December 22, 2011
- Sept. 11, 2001, was Hugh Cuturia's 8th birthday. "I think that's when it actually struck," said his father, Brian LaPointe, a Marine Corps gunnery sergeant deployed to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan.
December 19, 2011
- The Air Force continues to place emphasis on energy awareness throughout the entire year.
December 06, 2011
- The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 8 sailed down the Eastern seaboard from their home stations of Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Norfolk, Va., to conduct training exercises off the coast of Florida.
December 02, 2011
- Leon E. Panetta commemorated the 100th anniversary of naval aviation last night, praising military aviators' boldness and courage and expressing hope that Congress will draw inspiration from it in tackling the nation's financial challenges.
November 29, 2011
- Staff Sgt. Jeffery Quattlebaum reviews imagery taken by aircraft. The videos and information he compiles as an intelligence analyst help NATO International Security Assistance Force troops mitigate hazards and avoid surprises by enemy forces.
November 10, 2011
- Veterans Day is near and dear to my family since many family members have served this nation across several service branches.
November 08, 2011
- Members of the military and civilian aviation communities recently had an opportunity to exchange information and explore new possibilities for preventing aircraft mishaps.
November 02, 2011
- With the Air Force's assistance, Iraq now has full air traffic control responsibility for the country's airspace for the first time since 2003.
October 27, 2011
- Army Emergency Relief has increased the amount of its grants to wounded warriors evacuated from theater.
October 16, 2011
- As the Marines and coalition and Afghan forces in the southwestern regional command of NATO's International Security Assistance Force patrol the Helmand River valley, they do so knowing an overwhelming advantage is behind them.
October 15, 2011
- The Marines of Marine Wing Support Squadron 371's fuel division are well acquainted with military aircraft.
October 13, 2011
- The George Washington Carrier Strike Group, centered around nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, arrived in Singapore for a port visit, Oct. 13.
October 12, 2011
- Members of the Electronic Systems Center completed work in September that improves and upgrades Iraq's air traffic control system.
October 11, 2011
- The U.S. Army is making substantial progress with numerous ongoing efforts designed to improve the acquisition process by implementing recommendations from a recently completed Army Acquisition Review.
October 10, 2011
- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert with Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) (SS/SW) Rick West visited Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf Oct. 8.
October 09, 2011
- Thanks to the efforts of motivated Sailors aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), the crew collected 35 pounds of can tabs, Oct. 9, which will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Program.
October 06, 2011
- When special operations forces need to move a large component to a target by air, they often look to the heavy assault Chinook helicopter to do the job.
October 04, 2011
- Missouri National Guard Soldiers helped recover a Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter that crashed at the Jefferson City airport as it was taking off after refueling.
October 03, 2011
- Sailors from nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) visited the Sung Ae Won Home for Children during a port visit to Busan, Republic of Korea, Oct. 2.
October 03, 2011
- The Navy and Marine Corps Team made naval aviation history Oct. 3 as the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) test aircraft BF-2 landed safely on USS Wasp's (LHD 1) flight deck, the first at-sea vertical landing for the Marine Corps' F-35 JSF version.
October 02, 2011
- Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar opened its gates to three-quarters of a million members of the local San Diego community Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 for the facility's annual air show.
October 01, 2011
- The 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit's maritime raid force boarded the cargo vessel ATLS to retake it from simulated pirates miles off Southern California's coast Oct. 1, while helicopters provided fire support overhead.
September 29, 2011
- "We do make a difference in their lives," said Lt. Col Sharette Gray, chief of behavioral health at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, or CRDAMC, referring to the more than 600 patients a day coming to the various behavioral health treatment clinics.
September 26, 2011
- As summer fades into fall, birds begin to migrate south to their wintering grounds. That migration means one thing to pilots and airfield managers: a dramatic increase in the risk of bird strikes.
September 23, 2011
- The commander of Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) retired from the Navy during a ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum Sept. 23.
September 23, 2011
- The Navy Memorial honored six military veterans during the 2011 Lone Sailor awards dinner held at the National Building Museum in Washington, Sept. 22.
September 21, 2011
- Four Minnesota National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters are helping battle a 100,000-acre wildfire.
September 15, 2011
- Air Force officials have developed an Air Force energy program to support its multi-faceted mission to "Fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace."
September 13, 2011
- Achieving its best performance to date, the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center here placed six out of 10 winners in the Army Greatest Inventions Award competition for the 2010 calendar year.
September 04, 2011
- Marines serving with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit launched a communications balloon Sept. 4 from the amphibious assault ship Makin Island off Southern California's coast.
August 30, 2011
- As the American presence in Iraq draws down, the Air Force mission in the nation likely will increase, said Maj. Gen. Russell J. Handy.
August 29, 2011
- The U.S. Air Force transferred the final sector of northern Iraq's airspace to the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority here on Aug. 25.
August 28, 2011
- National Guard support to the joint response to Hurricane Irene was in full motion Aug. 27 as thousands of Soldiers and Airmen rolled out in multiple states to support civilian authorities.
August 28, 2011
- Amphibious Task Force (ATF) 26 departed the Naval Station Norfolk area Aug. 25 to avoid potential damage from Hurricane Irene.
August 27, 2011
- Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has issued a prepare-to-deploy order for 6,500 active-duty service members from all of the services to support hurricane relief efforts if ordered, Pentagon spokesman George Little said Aug. 27.
August 27, 2011
- Units from Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet stand able and ready Aug. 27 to support emergency response from the sea and land if requested in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.
August 25, 2011
- Officials from the Malcolm Grow Medical Center Acupuncture Clinic held a battlefield acupuncture course Aug. 11 for military medical and other healthcare professionals to learn the innovative pain relief technique.
August 24, 2011
- An Air Force officer recently became the first U.S. Air Force space and missile operator inducted to the Space Camp Hall of Fame.
August 22, 2011
- Officials from the 50th Space Wing 2nd Space Operations Squadron accepted command and control of the second Global Positioning System Block IIF satellite Aug. 19.
August 15, 2011
- With less than six months remaining before the U.S. withdraws from Iraq, U.S. military air advisors here are doubling their training efforts to ensure Iraqi Airmen are prepared to defend their boarders from the sky.
August 14, 2011
- Training to retake a hijacked seagoing vessel, maritime raiders boarded their floating objective miles from Southern California's San Clemente Island Aug. 14, while overhead, helicopters flew unseen snipers and heavy guns.
August 11, 2011
- Three Air Force Special Operations Command Airmen died Saturday morning when their aircraft, a coalition CH-47 Chinook, crashed in the Maiden Wardak Province in eastern Afghanistan.
August 10, 2011
- "When the challenge is drawn in the sand, the Soldiers step up," said Maj. Paul Berg, executive officer of Task Force Attack.
August 07, 2011
- More than 650 people gathered for the 40th annual Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. convention Aug. 3-7, with events happening throughout the National Capitol Region.
July 15, 2011
- Identical twin soldiers were promoted to captain on Forward Operating Base Salerno here July 2.
July 13, 2011
- Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 40 has one mission, to guarantee 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) squadrons are never left without ordnance, working equipment or the parts they need to keep aircraft in the fight in Afghanistan.
July 11, 2011
- Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a rare sling load operation July 6, 2011, using a CH-47F Chinook helicopter to transport another Chinook helicopter from Camp Kunduz to Camp Marmal, Afghanistan.
July 03, 2011
- The Marines, sailors and civilians of a deployed Marine aviation logistics squadron welcomed a new commanding officer during a ceremony at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, July 2.
July 02, 2011
- Capturing moments in time is a passion Sgt. Tristeza Castellanoz finds great pleasure in. What began as a casual interest in photography has grown into a long-term hobby, a method of expression and a potential career for the Nyssa, Ore., native.
July 01, 2011
- National Guard and reserve members and their families deserve the thanks and support of a grateful nation, first lady Michelle Obama said in Vermont yesterday.
June 30, 2011
- The Navy announced the start of construction of the first Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) ship at the General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) shipyard in San Diego, Calif., June 30.
June 26, 2011
- The world's longest-established aerospace event comes to a close June 26 after hundreds of thousands of people viewed the best of what aviation has to offer.
June 24, 2011
- Amid his days spent fishing, hunting and ranching horses in his small hometown of Flintstone, Md., Travis Alder dreamed of flying. After graduating from Fort Hill High School in Cumberland, Md., that dream would become a reality.
June 20, 2011
- New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. James Lentz planned to spend Father's Day morning, June 19, 2011, sleeping in before spending the day with his wife JoAnne and four young kids.
June 19, 2011
- Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3, established in 2008, is one of the youngest squadrons in the Marine Corps, but its Marines are not without experience.
June 14, 2011
- 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) deployed to southwestern Afghanistan with a primary mission: to provide support for Marines and their Afghan and coalition partners on the ground.
June 07, 2011
- The former deputy commander of the 1st Air Commando Group died June 6. Retired Maj. Gen. John Alison was 98 years old and is survived by his wife Penni and son David.
June 06, 2011
- Pilots who fly long missions don't usually have time to stop and eat at the dining facility. Camp Taji offers them a quick pit stop when they come to refuel their helicopters at the post's refueling point.
June 03, 2011
- The number of National Guard personnel who are answering the call for help has risen to about 5,000.
June 02, 2011
- The recent Middle East turmoil underscores the importance of an active U.S. engagement in Iraq and a "shoring up" of relations with key regional partners, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East said yesterday.
May 31, 2011
- Advisers from the 721st Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron held an inauguration ceremony here to commemorate the opening of a metals technology and sheet metal shop in Iraq's newest and largest maintenance hangar.
May 31, 2011
- More than 160 Iraqi airmen graduated from a two-week enlisted professional development course taught by U.S. Air Force advisers here May 28.
May 29, 2011
- More than 70 years of flying experience came to a close after one last flight in a Piper Saratoga aircraft in Valdosta, Ga.
May 20, 2011
- Members of the 2nd Afghan National Civil Order Patrol Special Weapons and Tactics, or SWAT, team completed three weeks of grueling training with the Kandahar Pathfinder Detachment, 4th Battalion of the 101st Aviation Regiment.
May 10, 2011
- Nearly two weeks after tornadoes that devastated much of the state April 27, the Alabama National Guard remains engaged responding to the disaster.
May 09, 2011
- While the Missouri National Guard 35th Combat Aviation Brigade has been flying missions for local communities during the historic flooding in southeast Missouri, the unit rescued 33 Guardsmen who had been trapped in boats.
May 04, 2011
- Representatives from the air adviser course at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., were in Iraq recently to query course graduates on the effectiveness of the course.
April 26, 2011
- The Army National Guard is preparing to receive the first light utility helicopter equipped with a new, state-of-the-art mission equipment package.
April 22, 2011
- Each year, the Department of Defense recognizes military personnel, teams and installations for excellent stewardship of natural and cultural resources entrusted to their care.
April 21, 2011
- Air Force officials announced updates April 20 to voluntary separation pay approvals and reduction-in-force targets as part of the fiscal 2011 force management program for officers.
April 21, 2011
- The Air Force's senior leader in U.S. Central Command met with other military leaders from around the globe during the International Symposium on Air Defense 2020 from April 17 to 19 at the Air Defense Forces Institute in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
April 17, 2011
- The family of a late Kentucky Air National Guard pilot was presented with his Prisoner of War Medal in a ceremony here April 16.
April 13, 2011
- On the eve of professional golf's Masters Tournament weekend at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., Marines came out to Cherry Point's Sound of Freedom Golf Course to see if they could channel their inner Tiger Woods.
April 13, 2011
- Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos announced the next Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps April 11.
March 24, 2011
- Force Services Agency officials here recently announced the call for three Air Force teen camps for 2011.
March 21, 2011
- The women who keep the New York Army National Guard flying found inspiration in the skies and on the ground.
March 09, 2011
- The Airmen of the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center here coordinated with Canadian forces for a cross-border search and rescue mission March 7.
March 08, 2011
- Defense Logistics Agency people are working behind and, in some cases, right alongside them to ensure Airmen have what they need to accomplish their missions.
February 28, 2011
- Forty-three student aircraft mechanics attending the Southern California Logistics Airport School of Aviation Technology, located at the former George Air Force Base, recently graduated with full certification in general aviation.
February 22, 2011
- Among all the 3rd Marine Air Wing installations on MCAS, Miramar there's a Marine Forces Reserve, Reserve Support Unit stationed there as well.
February 20, 2011
- The Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 16 "Forerunners" transferred responsibilities to the MALS-40 "Thoroughbreds" during a transfer of authority ceremony here, Feb. 20.
February 16, 2011
- As the Air Force's largest consumer of aviation fuel, Air Mobility Command officials are taking a leadership role in efforts to reduce fuel consumption across all mobility Air Force missions.
February 15, 2011
- Members of the Air Force's Fuel Efficiency Office plan to host their first service-wide Aviation Operations Energy Steering Group summit here Feb. 16 and 17.
February 12, 2011
- African Americans fought against Communism during the Korean War of 1950-53 to protect the rights of individuals, even as their own civil rights were denied at home, the Defense Department's top equal opportunity official said here yesterday.
February 10, 2011
- Members from the 100th Operations Group, the 100th Maintenance Group and the 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron recently used the Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st century process to help design fuel conservation initiatives here.
February 04, 2011
- After a series of extensive ground and simulator
February 02, 2011
- An AV-8B Harrier jet pilot does his preflight checks and prepares for take-off. However, today the flight is launched from an amphibious assault ship rigorously traveling through the open waters of the Pacific Ocean.
January 27, 2011
- Third Army Soldiers and rescue workers conducted a pre-accident plan exercise on the flight line at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 25.
January 25, 2011
- As the Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) are deployed away from their families and best friends Jan. 22, Sailors who are as close as brothers are serving together.
January 24, 2011
- The crowd at Fresco II was packed and engaged for nearly three hours as Jennifer Housholder played her guitar and sang from her heart.
January 17, 2011
- A detachment of Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit began arriving here this week in support of ongoing operations in Afghanistan.
January 05, 2011
- Officials with Air Mobility Command's Fuel Efficiency Office here are putting forth an initiative called precision loading.
January 02, 2011
- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano paid a New Year's visit to Afghanistan where she focused heavily on efforts to shore up security along the Afghan-Pakistan border to disrupt the flow of terrorists and the materials to support their operations.
December 28, 2010
- As part of efforts by U.S. officials in Iraq to continue strengthening a long-term partnership, Airmen assigned to the 721st Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron train, advise and assist members of the Iraqi Army Aviation Command.
December 24, 2010
- A Boston Celtics player and a coach and player from the New England Patriots spread some holiday cheer when they made a special Christmas Eve phone call Dec. 24 to deployed Sailors aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).
December 21, 2010
- The first of Yuma's future fleet of F-35B Joint Strike Fighters is scheduled to arrive in May 2012 now that the decision to base approximately 20 percent of the Corps' combat jets here over the next decade was made.
December 13, 2010
- The Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG) completed its Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) Dec. 12, marking the final step in the carrier's preparation for its upcoming 21st deployment.
December 13, 2010
- During exercise Keen Sword 2011, Marines with 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, focused on learning more about their amphibious background.
December 12, 2010
- A small detachment of AH-1W Super Cobra pilots and enlisted Marines stationed here work around the clock with few aircraft and limited manpower to provide immediate close air support for coalition and Afghan forces within the area.
December 10, 2010
- USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and 2,800 Sailors arrived at Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton, Wash., Dec. 9 after completing a four-day transit from San Diego.
December 08, 2010
- Airmen from across the Pacific Air Forces are teaming up with their Japan Air Self-Defense Force counterparts in support of a Japan-wide, week- long exercise Dec. 3 through 10 here.
December 06, 2010
- Milestones seem to be all in a day's work for the employees who develop and sustain the Army's unmanned aircraft fleet.
December 05, 2010
- Two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, delivered 20 tons of fire retardant to Israel Dec. 4.
December 02, 2010
- The top U.S. commander in South Korea has introduced a new policy prioritizing what positions qualify for highly sought-after command sponsorships for family members.
November 30, 2010
- Though the 2nd Annual Philadelphia Marathon First Wave Warrior Race 5K took place more than a week before the world-renowned race in Pennsylvania, participants in the Hohenfels event also played an active part in the race back home.
November 26, 2010
- Edinburgh is a small forward operating base, which lies surrounded by mountains and conflict in the northern region of Helmand province.
November 21, 2010
- Sailors and Marines assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit experienced Hong Kong Nov. 17-19.
November 20, 2010
- The NATO-Russia Council Summit that took place in Lisbon, Portugal, offers another step toward the reset of relations between the United States and Russia, President Barack Obama said today.
November 19, 2010
- Twelve F-15 Eagles and about 180 from here are wrapping up two weeks of bilateral training with Japan Air Self Defense Force members at Chitose Air Base in northern Japan.
November 18, 2010
- Air Force history buffs now can walk by JFK's Air Force One or the Presidential Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force from their living rooms.
November 17, 2010
- Fifty-seven battalion aid stations in garrison now use Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) systems to digitally chart patient care.
November 13, 2010
- The Navy premiered "The Lucky Few" at the Smithsonian Institution's Baird Auditorium Nov. 11.
November 13, 2010
- Sailors and Marines aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) reflected on the sacrifices of service members, past and present, while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Nov. 11.
November 12, 2010
- The Supply and Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Departments (AIMD) aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5) began implementing AIRSpeed Nov. 8.
November 06, 2010
- Twin sisters serving in the Army have stayed together through months of rigorous training and are now deployed to Iraq with an aviation brigade from Fort Riley, Kan.
November 04, 2010
- Navy pilots from Training Air Wing One (TRAWING-1) and Training Air Wing Two (TRAWING-2) launched from Naval Base Coronado (NBC) Nov. 4 to conduct flight deck qualifications aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) off the coast of San Diego.
October 28, 2010
- The U.S. Army Special Operations Command will double in size by 2017, said its commander, compared to what it was before the war on terror.
October 27, 2010
- The Warrior's Corner portion of the Army exhibit at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition scheduled a number of speakers to help convey the strength and knowledge of the force today.
October 26, 2010
- Officials from the Air Force Marathon office here recently announced the B-1B Lancer will be the official plane for the 2011 Air Force Marathon.
October 26, 2010
- The air forces of 12 countries of the Americas participated in an exercise aimed at using multinational air assets from SICOFAA member nations in support of humanitarian civic assistance missions, Oct. 4 to 14 in Chile.
October 23, 2010
- Marines and Sailors with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 11 responded to the call of the government of the Philippines to help thousands of citizens affected by Super Typhoon Juan (international name Megi) Oct 21 - 23.
October 22, 2010
- A retired military member seen in newly released video bounding across the path of an oncoming subway car here to rescue a man who had fallen onto the tracks follows a long line of current and former servicemembers drew on their military training.
October 21, 2010
- Walking into the American Forces Network studio on station that morning, I half-expected to meet a washed-up, old man trapped in his former glory days as a disc jockey looking like the epitome of a 60s car salesman complete with tight leisure suit.
October 18, 2010
- The Air Force Language and Culture Center added 260 participants from more than 400 active-duty officer and cadet applicants to the Language Enabled Airman Program during its selection board in September, officials said here Oct. 15.
October 17, 2010
- Nearly 200 Sailors met at the Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) Bremerton Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) auditorium for a women's leadership symposium, Oct. 15.
October 07, 2010
- Establishing and maintaining solid working relationships with partner nations is a major mission element in the special operations community.
October 04, 2010
- The latest models of Marine Corps helicopters landed on one of the Navy's newest ships Oct. 3-4.
October 04, 2010
- Top heads of Panamanian state visited a Continuing Promise 2010 medical site and USS Iwo Jima in Punta Pena, Panama, Oct. 4, 2010.
October 03, 2010
- Army fuelers serving in Iraq pumped their millionth gallon of jet fuel on Camp Taji, Oct. 2, bringing their unit's grand total to over 5 million gallons.
October 02, 2010
- With Harriers and helicopters to fly, missions to organize, physical training to conduct, and numerous daily tasks aboard a Naval ship, it might seem impossible to pursue personal education in the little free time available.
September 30, 2010
- When an aircraft makes an emergency landing on water, the pilots and crew have only seconds to react, and with training from the Aviation Survival Training Center, the techniques they learn can save their lives.
September 30, 2010
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Sept. 29 he anticipates that more women will serve in military special operations in the future.
September 26, 2010
- Sailors and Marines deployed with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) reached the mid-way point of their deployment Sept. 25 working closely with coalition nations to support maritime security operations.
September 24, 2010
- Members of the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department here participated in Gunsan airport's G-20 summit on terrorism and civil aviation air incident training at the airport Sept. 17.
September 20, 2010
- Soldiers from 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, completed a two-day forward arming and refueling point (FARP) exercise, here, Sept. 15.
September 17, 2010
- The last combat systems officer training aircraft was retired from service in a ceremony here Sept. 17.
September 15, 2010
- Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464 were invited to attend the Florida State vs. Samford football game for Florida State University's first game of the year.
September 15, 2010
- "Reveille, reveille, reveille," a high-pitch, garbled voice loudly announces over the intercom, sending reverberations throughout the compact living area.
September 10, 2010
- Better known for its airpower than its horsepower, the Air National Guard will sponsor the Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Speedway Sept. 11.
September 08, 2010
- USS George Washington's (CVN 73) crew gave local residents a glimpse of life aboard the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed nuclear aircraft carrier Sept. 5-7 through tours open to the public as part of the ship's four-day port visit to Manila.
September 02, 2010
- Marines from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Training Squadron 204 are continuing their move into the unit's new home today, Building AS-508, a large and cavernous hangar recently completed aboard New River.
September 02, 2010
- Members of the 601st Air and Space Operations Center here held a ceremony Aug. 21 to commemorate the activation of the 101st Air and Space Operations Group.
August 30, 2010
- Certifying one's son to fly a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with night-vision gear takes the stress level up a notch.
August 26, 2010
- The 121st Medical Company (Air Ambulance) of the District of Columbia National Guard recently became the first unit to perform a medical evacuation mission using the UH-72 Lakota helicopter in Hohenfels, Germany on Aug. 10.
August 24, 2010
- As U.S. combat troops leave Iraq, the helicopters are sticking around.
August 20, 2010
- Employees at the Air Reserve Personnel Center in Denver are working to securely convert thousands of paper and microfiche personnel records to an electronic format for Air National guardsmen and Air Force Reserve Airmen.
August 18, 2010
- The members of Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, have fostered the success of an unprecedented seven national awards in two years.
August 17, 2010
- The Army extended the presence of the UH-72A Lakota Helicopter into the Military District of Washington, Aug. 11, as it replaced the UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter, or Huey, at Fort Belvoir's Davison Army Airfield.
August 16, 2010
- Increased dwell time and predictability are coming, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston told approximately 500 Soldiers here Friday at Club Hood.
August 13, 2010
- USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is testing a new cable spooling technology, which could save the Navy millions of dollars by preventing costly damage to helicopter anti-submarine warfare equipment.
August 11, 2010
- Now that the leak has been plugged and the oil has been stopped, three of the four states on duty are decreasing the number of National Guard members they have responding to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
August 10, 2010
- An automated female voice commands over onboard speakers, "Traffic! Traffic! Descend! Descend!" as a North American Aerospace Defense Command F-22 fighter approaches the right wing of the track of interest.
August 06, 2010
- Since I started writing this series a few months ago about 1st Lt. Dan Griffin, I've not only heard my fair share of pilot stories, I've seen a number of them "told" with hands that have magically turned into airplanes.
August 06, 2010
- The day retired Gen. Charles A. Horner received the call 20 years ago that eventually launched Operation Desert Shield he was flying his F-16 Fighting Falcon.
August 04, 2010
- .S. military forces in Afghanistan are responding rapidly to the disastrous flooding that has reportedly killed more than 1,200 people in Pakistan, 60 in Afghanistan and affected millions.
August 03, 2010
- The Russian air force and the North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct their first cooperative air defense exercise, NORAD officials announced.
August 03, 2010
- Members of the Air Force Safety Center attended the Experimental Aircraft Association's Airventure 2010 in an effort to increase awareness among the general aviation community about the service's RPA efforts.
August 02, 2010
- The red jackets of the Tuskegee Airmen remain as distinctive today as the red tail markings on the aircraft they flew during World War II.
July 26, 2010
- Though the battle in Regional Command-East in Afghanistan is more difficult than expected, U.S., NATO and Afghan forces are making progress there, Army Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell said here yesterday.
July 21, 2010
- Working with other agencies in a hostile environment on a quick turn around rotation, four airlift crews managed to deliver more than 100 helicopters to Army units at three locations in Afghanistan.
July 20, 2010
- U.S. Army aviators flew with aviators from the Iraqi Army July 19 for a training mission in the Baghdad area intended to strengthen relations between their units and train the Iraqi aviators on VIP transportation.
July 19, 2010
- The global air community relies on English as the standard language in the cockpit, which poses a big challenge for getting the Afghan air force off the ground quickly.
July 16, 2010
- August 1991, a young navy cryogenic technician assigned to the USS Independence was creating a small amount of liquid oxygen in a liquid oxygen pan.
July 13, 2010
- As the Deepwater Horizon response operation enters week 13, senior Department of Defense and Homeland Security officials centralized airspace management operations in the 601st Air & Space Operations Center here.
July 04, 2010
- Sailors and Marines on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) celebrated Independence Day at sea while continuing combat sorties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
July 02, 2010
- Defense Department officials are reaching out to academia and the energy industry to strike a balance between its support for alternative energy sources and its need to protect national security.
June 29, 2010
- Airlifters from the Ukrainian air force visited here June 21 through 25 to participate in an engagement focused on airlift interoperability.
June 24, 2010
- As part of the ongoing response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Fish and Wildlife experts have taken to the air with Florida National Guard aviators to spot oil encroaching near the beaches of Florida's Panhandle.
June 18, 2010
- 26th Marine Expeditionary Marines wrapped up Realistic Urban Training, a three-week exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., June 18.
June 14, 2010
- Servicemembers from Joint Task Force-Bravo transported 12,800 pounds of relief supplies June 3 to four areas of Guatemala affected by Tropical Storm Agatha and the Pacaya volcano eruption.
June 11, 2010
- About 450 U.S. and NATO forces are working to bring the 3,300 members and 48 aircraft of the Afghan army air corps up to par as part of a long-term effort to give the country a self-sufficient air force, the Air Force general leading the transition team.
June 08, 2010
- The Louisiana National Guard has completed two missions as part of its response to mitigate the effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, officials said today.
June 04, 2010
- "Eagles" from across the history of aviation are sharing their stories with Air Command and Staff College students here this week.
June 01, 2010
- U.S. and French civilian and military leaders paid their respects to America's first combat pilots during ceremony at a memorial outside of Paris, May 27.
June 01, 2010
- USS San Jacinto (CG 56) disrupted nine Somali pirates from attacking a Maltese-flagged motor vessel May 31, bringing the cruiser's weekly total to 22 pirates interdicted.
May 27, 2010
- An agreement to send hundreds of additional National Guardsmen to the southwestern U.S. border is one part of a comprehensive approach needed for immigration reform, President Barack Obama said today.
May 26, 2010
- The National Guards of several states are closely watching Louisiana this week and are prepared to assist in its oil spill operations if needed, a senior Guard leader said today.
May 20, 2010
- The Louisiana National Guard's construction of the Tiger Dam shoreline protection system near in the southwest pass of the Mississippi River Delta continues to move ahead as an oil spill threatens the Gulf Coast.
May 15, 2010
- Joint operations were underscored here this weekend as thousands of civilians gathered at the 2010 Joint Service Open House to get a closer look at the military's best aircraft and vehicles and the servicemembers who operate and maintain them.
May 09, 2010
- Under a blazing North African sun, U.S. Marines and Soldiers worked to offload 276 vehicles and pieces of equipment from the USS Arc in preparation for AFRICAN LION 2010 here.
April 29, 2010
- The "Fastest Two Minutes in Sports" took five months to plan, and the Kentucky National Guard is no stranger to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks "Run for the Roses."
April 29, 2010
- Military compensation is competing well against the private sector, as evidenced by the high rate of recruitment and retention, a Defense Department official told a Senate subcommittee today.
April 28, 2010
- Men and women in uniform from across the services gathered on the White House's south lawn today to give wounded servicemembers a send-off as they began a bike trip from the nation's capital to Annapolis, Md.
April 28, 2010
- Guard kids differ from active duty kids in only one way: access. This means access to support programs and access to peers who understand what they are going through.
April 27, 2010
- Retired Master Sgt. Roy Hooe died April 18, 1973, but in a way he came back to life some 37 years later to the day in the form of art.
April 27, 2010
- Marine Forces Reserve offers an array of opportunities for those officers who want to live in the spirit of "Once a Marine, always a Marine."
April 23, 2010
- Two dozen U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, born in countries from Brazil to Tobago, stood before U.S. President Barack Obama in the White House Rose Garden today to take the oath of citizenship for the country they serve.
April 23, 2010
- Air Force Rescue Coordination Center members here worked with National Park Service officials and Death Valley National Park rangers to rescue five stranded hikers April 18 in Mosaic Canyon, Calif.
April 22, 2010
- The Army Chief of Staff met with U.S. Army Special Operations Command and XVIII Airborne Corps leaders, Soldiers and family members during a short visit to the post April 20 and 21.
April 20, 2010
- Ash from an Icelandic volcano limiting European air traffic has forced the U.S. military to reroute some American troops wounded in Afghanistan through Iraq instead of Germany, a military official said today.
April 14, 2010
- It's a heady résumé: war hero, veteran pilot, commercial pilot, safety officer, father, grandfather, husband and projects officer: with such an extensive list of credentials to his name, one would expect this Soldier to be incredibly busy.
April 07, 2010
- Between weekend drills, overseas deployments, the work in communities during peacekeeping and natural disaster missions, full-time jobs and school, National Guardsmen often find themselves too busy making a difference to find time for their hobbies.
April 05, 2010
- The Defense secretary related to U.S. Air Force Academy cadets some lessons he has learned from a government career that has taken him from the shadows of the Cold War into a much-altered security landscape as the Pentagon's chief.
March 30, 2010
- While the world searches for more efficient ways to fuel automobiles and create usable energy, Air Force scientists are looking for cleaner, more efficient ways to fuel the military's aircraft.
March 26, 2010
- Perhaps no other weapon platform has more significantly transformed the way the U.S. military wages war in recent years than unmanned aircraft, a senior defense official told Congress March 24 here.
March 26, 2010
- Ships of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group returned to their homeport of San Diego March 26 after an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR).
March 25, 2010
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will recommend that President Barack Obama nominate Navy Vice Adm. David J. Venlet, commander of Naval Air Systems Command, to oversee restructuring of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program.
March 25, 2010
- As the country celebrates Women's History Month, the most significant change for women in the military comes down to the uniform they wear and the mission that comes with that uniform.
March 24, 2010
- The A-10 Thunderbolt II's primary mission is close-air support. A mission on March 11 proved it.
March 23, 2010
- The overall success of a business initiative starts with the human factor, especially when it means change for employees.
March 22, 2010
- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency officials here provide up-to-date aeronautical products and support to Air Force pilots and other military aviators, and supported relief efforts after a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti Jan. 12.
March 20, 2010
- The World War I Skyfighters of France teamed with modern-day American Airmen in Afghanistan in an art gallery exhibit in the Pentagon dedicated March 18 by Air Force senior leaders and showcases the work of the first aviation artist.
March 20, 2010
- The nation depends upon women, both military and civilian, at all levels of the Defense Department, from the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan to the upper echelons of military command, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here March 19.
March 18, 2010
- Crewchiefs and fuels specialists worked side-by-side with their Japan Air Self Defense Force counterparts as a part of a cross-familiarization program during an aviation training relocation exercise March 8 through 12 at Tsuiki Air Base.
March 17, 2010
- One of the U.S. military's greatest advantages over its adversaries is its ability to move an enormous amount of people and equipment quickly anywhere in the world.
March 17, 2010
- Soldiers should find themselves spending twice as much time at home station as they do deployed by 2011, the Army's vice chief of staff said on Capitol Hill yesterday.
March 16, 2010
- The staff at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center hosted their annual Women in Aviation and Space Family Day March 13 where Airmen had to chance to talk to young girls about being a female pilot.
March 15, 2010
- Defense Department officials will require a shift to a fixed-price contract in their negotiations with Lockheed Martin for the initial production phase of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter.
March 12, 2010
- The Defense Department will require a shift to a fixed-price contract in its negotiations with Lockheed Martin for the initial production phase of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter.
March 10, 2010
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates asked Saudi King Abdallah today to use his country's influence to convince other nations to support United Nations sanctions on Iran, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said here.
March 03, 2010
- The Air Force Special Operations Training Center staff is scheduled to host a physical ability stamina test at 7:30 a.m. March 12 at the Special Tactics Training Squadron.
March 02, 2010
- Officials from the 853rd Electronic Systems Group here are working to improve the transportability and deployability of instrument landing systems with an upcoming request for proposal for a deployable instrument landing system, or D-ILS.
March 02, 2010
- Servicemembers and civilians remembered 100 years of military flight during the Foulois Centennial Military Flight Celebration here, March 2.
March 01, 2010
- Lt. Benjamin Foulois piloted the first military airplane, the Signal Corps Aircraft Number One, into the air for seven and a half minutes at nearby Fort Sam Houston March 2, 1910.
February 27, 2010
- At a facility in south-central Alaska, the largest radio transmitter on Earth sends high-frequency signals into the ionosphere to better understand the influence of charged particles on radio communications and satellite surveillance systems.
February 25, 2010
- After a near-fatal crash on a muddy rural road near Los Angeles, a Yuma Marine rescued an unfortunate driver from the wreckage moments before it was completely crushed by a falling power line pole, Feb. 7, 2010.
February 24, 2010
- Air Force officials here have approved an incentive pay for officer and enlisted Airmen who commit themselves to flying or operating sensors on remotely piloted aircraft.
February 17, 2010
- More than 40 Air Force and Armed Forces of the Philippines engineers are conducting operations at the Caaoacan and Apaya Elementary schools here Feb. 14, as part of Operation Pacific Angel 10-1 in Laoag, Philippines.
February 17, 2010
- Internal strife that tore Colombia apart in the 1990s affected the lives of many, including a 15-year-old now deployed here as a sergeant in the U.S. Army.
February 17, 2010
- When Operation Moshtarak kicked off here Feb. 13, Army helicopter crews from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade inserted nearly 300 Marines and Afghan security forces into Marja, Afghanistan, under cover of darkness.
February 15, 2010
- Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III observed the opening of the heart of one of the most modern shipbuilding plants in the world here today.
February 13, 2010
- The alliance between the United States and Australia goes back to 1908 and has strengthened through shared sacrifices on the battlefields of World War I to actions against al-Qaida in Afghanistan.
February 12, 2010
- While the U.S. East Coast feels the closest it has come in many years to "extreme" weather, some servicemembers are facing real cold as they support the National Science Foundation's efforts in Antarctica.
February 11, 2010
- Nine 23rd Special Tactics Squadron combat controllers here were awarded 12 medals during a ceremony at Fresques Auditorium inside the Special Tactics Training Squadron here Feb. 5.
February 10, 2010
- Airmen and assets from Air Mobility Command quickly mobilized for the Haitian relief effort to establish the capability for sustained air mobility operations here.
February 08, 2010
- Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal learned first-hand about Army depot helicopter repair and recapitalization during his brief, but substantial tour of CCAD's facilities aboard Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Feb. 3.
February 06, 2010
- USS Freedom (LCS 1), the Navy's first littoral combat ship, is underway off the coast of Florida for final training and certification prior to its maiden deployment to the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) region.
February 04, 2010
- Local Haitians look up to the sky while a thundering sound grows louder as a Marine helicopter appears over top a field of palm trees and thick vegetation, within no time the Marines are on the deck.
February 03, 2010
- The Army revealed its Fiscal Year 2011 budgets Feb. 1, including $143 billion to fund training and sustainment of the total force, and an additional $102 billion to fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
February 02, 2010
- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff did not speak about money today during his testimony on the fiscal 2011 defense budget request before the Senate Armed Services Committee, but rather what that money will do.
February 01, 2010
- U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) released the U.S. Navy carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Feb. 1.
January 29, 2010
- As relief supplies and support continue to pour into Haiti, members of the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Contingency Operations Group has helped to ensure a steady flow of help into the areas that need it.
January 27, 2010
- Fighter aircraft, at the direction of officials from Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, or CONR, will be busy well before Super Bowl Sunday preparing to protect Sun Life Stadium in Miami during game day.
January 25, 2010
- Servicemembers from the Air Force and Navy completed their mission to highlight U.S. airpower at the inaugural Bahrain International Airshow held Jan. 21-23 here.
January 23, 2010
- The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit is off the coast of Haiti Jan. 23 staged to support ongoing relief efforts in Haiti after a 7.0 earthquake devastated the country last week.
January 12, 2010
- The 4th Infantry Division's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade will deploy to Afghanistan this summer as part of the surge of American troops to the country, Defense Department officials said here today.
December 24, 2009
- In this season of giving, America has not forgotten her troops or their mission overseas. Thousands have contributed their time, energy -- and Beanie Babies -- to help Marines gain the respect and confidence of the Afghan population.
December 23, 2009
- U.S. Army Col. Timothy J. Creamer, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi docked with the International Space Station at 5:48 p.m. EST Tuesday.
December 21, 2009
- Conference attendees addressed issues related to unmanned aircraft systems' access into the national airspace system Dec. 9 through 11 here.
December 18, 2009
- Aviation enthusiasts, Air Force officials and local government leaders gathered here Dec. 17 to remember how two brothers from Dayton, Ohio, changed the world.
December 10, 2009
- Results from the 2009 Navy Physical Readiness Quick Poll released Dec. 10, reveal positive fitness perceptions among Sailors.
December 09, 2009
- The Air Force has rolled out a new plan to reduce energy consumption and incorporate energy considerations into all phases of its practices.
December 04, 2009
- Craig "Bud" Weiser truly understands the required sense of urgency at Defense Supply Center Richmond here when it comes to warfighter support. As a supplier relations manager, Weiser knows how important his job is to military customers.
December 03, 2009
- Pentagon officials are working to halt spiraling costs in the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft program while ensuring competition for a new refueling tanker remains fair to all contenders, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said.
December 02, 2009
- Since Col. Mark Baker took command of the 515th Air Mobility Operations Group at Yokota Air Base, Japan, in June 2008 when the unit activated, he's seen the unit take its mission to new levels.
November 30, 2009
- According to air mobility experts on the ground in Iraq, initial results of the ongoing U.S. Army direct support mission Concept of Operations test there indicate what Air Force and Air Mobility Command officials have said all along: the Air Force support
November 24, 2009
- Command indoctrination is a military tradition but it's also a readiness program designed to give Sailors a good foundation when joining a new command.
November 18, 2009
- At the Air Force Warfare Center here, lessons learned supporting ground troops in Afghanistan and Iraq are being shared with the aviation community and incorporated into the training as quickly as they're developed.
November 11, 2009
- The nation's capital today hosted throngs of people paying tribute to men and women who currently or previously wore the uniform of the U. S. military.
November 09, 2009
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has delegated the authority to order up to 45 days of pre-mobilization training for reserve-component soldiers to the secretary of the Army.
November 06, 2009
- When he joined the Navy 15 years ago, Cmdr. Trent Kalp probably expected to serve six-month deployments to the middle of the ocean during his career.
November 04, 2009
- When severe drought, earthquakes and numerous other natural disasters strike, more times than not it's a Marine Expeditionary Unit that is first on scene to provide a helping hand.
November 02, 2009
- For the first time ever, the Air National Guard will be the sole operator of a new aircraft straight off the assembly line.
October 30, 2009
- The sailors of Naval Surface Forces joined the Marines of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and I Marine Expeditionary Force to welcome the newest amphibious assault ship to the fleet during a commissioning ceremony here Oct. 24.
October 16, 2009
- The Iraq Civil Aviation Authority assumed full control of daily air traffic operations at the Baghdad International Airport air traffic control tower Oct. 1.
October 15, 2009
- In Air Mobility Command, the use of flight simulators as an Air Force Smart Operation for the 21st Century effort is helping significantly reduce costs, maximize training and make more aircraft available for operational missions.
October 09, 2009
- Before an Iraqi air force lieutenant can begin pilot training at Kirkuk Air Base, he must first prove he have achieved one of their air force's core values: learning to comprehend and speak English.
October 06, 2009
- Maj. Anthony Meador is near the end of his third tour in Iraq as an Army aviator.
October 05, 2009
- An Air Force Special Operations Command unit opened its doors to Air Force ROTC cadets as part of a summer session professional development tour in September at Hurlburt Field, Fla.
October 02, 2009
- Accidents on and off duty pose a greater threat than combat to U.S. servicemembers' lives, and Defense Department leaders continually strive to eliminate them.
October 01, 2009
- Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn said the department's culture regarding cyber security issues must change, and become more robust.
September 30, 2009
- Two F-16 fighter jets intercepted a civilian aircraft this morning near Muncie, Ind., at the North American Aerospace Defense Command's direction and escorted it and its unconscious pilot until they crashed, NORAD officials reported.
September 25, 2009
- An Air National Guard program designed to cut through bureaucracy has led to safety solutions for problems as vast and varied as avian flu, pilot fatigue and reducing the carbon footprint.
September 24, 2009
- Hollywood movie fans may have some common misconceptions that cryogenics labs house frozen heads in jars or bodies in cryogenic suspension. But the station's lab is far more useful to military operations.
September 22, 2009
- Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, met here yesterday with New York National Guard personnel and their families following an appearance in the state with President Barack Obama.
September 18, 2009
- The soldiers of the 277th Aviation Support Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's quick-reaction force are responsible for the safety of the troops and civilians operating here.
September 14, 2009
- A Dover aircrew flying a C-5M Super Galaxy, named The Spirit of Normandy, unofficially set 41 world records in a single flight, taking off from the base before dawn Sept. 13.
September 14, 2009
- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has asked his state's National Guard to support a special group of Texas Rangers called "Ranger recon teams" at high-traffic and high-crime areas along the Mexican border, state Guard officials said Sept. 11.
September 11, 2009
- Americans are safer and the country is in a better position to respond to threats and attacks than eight years ago, the top military commander over homeland defense said today.
September 09, 2009
- Picture an airfield. Aircraft taxi along the runway, pilots discussing clearances with air traffic controllers.
September 03, 2009
- Global climate change is a hotly debated topic, and the U.S. government is looking to Alaska to assess how it may affect the nation.
September 02, 2009
- A proposed alternative engine for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter would cost far more than the existing engine and push back the production timetable, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said this week.
September 01, 2009
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates visited the Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter factory here Aug. 31, assessing progress on what he called "the heart of the future of our tactical combat aviation."
August 27, 2009
- Officials in NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate will begin accepting scholarship applications on Sept. 1 for the 2010 academic year. The application deadline is Jan. 11, 2010.
August 26, 2009
- While some people join the Army to find adventure for the first time, a deployed soldier here said she joined to add to the adventures she's already had.
August 24, 2009
- U.S. forces conducted an air assault to disrupt insurgent communication and an Afghan civilian thwarted a bomb attack in operations in Afghanistan yesterday, military officials reported.
August 20, 2009
- Many programs help military members' families during a deployment, but what about their four-legged friends?
August 20, 2009
- A pilot program underway now at some Army installations allows Soldiers who think they might have a problem with alcohol to seek out help without risk to their careers.
August 18, 2009
- A well-rounded knowledge of how assets work for a unit can become a force multiplier.
August 05, 2009
- Women have actively supported the U.S. military since the Revolutionary War. By providing medical care to wounded soldiers and support to their militia men, women introduced themselves as an asset to protecting the nation.
August 03, 2009
- More than a dozen Energy Conservation Investment Program projects will soon break ground Air Force-wide and are expected to save the Air Force more than $4 million a year.
July 31, 2009
- Officials from the 601st Air and Space Operations Center here responded to a call from Federal Aviation Administration officials at approximately 8 p.m. Eastern time July 30 when radio calls to a civilian pilot went unanswered.
July 29, 2009
- Marine Corps Maj. Richard "Bart" Bartolomea says he feels at home serving with his brother, Bill, in an operational environment.
July 28, 2009
- Air operations here cater to a wide range of travel needs, providing air travel for servicemembers and civilians for mission requirements and leave.
July 27, 2009
- An innovative restoration program in Afghanistan is giving troops the tools they need to "stay in the fight" by helping them overcome the stresses and challenges of being deployed.
July 22, 2009
- President Barack Obama praised a Senate vote that struck down $1.75 billion in additional funding in the fiscal 2010 defense budget for more F-22 Raptor fighter jets July 21 here.
July 21, 2009
- Flying the president from the White House to Andrews Air Force Base is a routine mission for Marine Helicopter Squadron One.
July 17, 2009
- Thirty-five F-16 pilots and flight surgeons assigned to the 182nd Fighter Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base participated in required water survival and rescue training here.
July 15, 2009
- The 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year are selected based on superior leadership, job performance, significant self-improvement/ personal achievements and base/community involvement.
July 13, 2009
- Guardsmen from Texas and Oklahoma assisted local firefighters over the weekend as they worked to extinguish wildfires about 20 miles east of Austin, Texas, and in Major County, Oklahoma.
July 07, 2009
- In the humid heat of Eastern North Carolina, leathernecks with Marine Wing Support Squadron 274 conducted a command post exercise aboard the auxiliary landing field here, June 22 to 26.
July 03, 2009
- When Gunnery Sgt. Amber Beegle received orders to deploy to Iraq, she had no idea she would be working just a few miles away from her younger brother, Sgt. James Ihle, an aviation ordnance system technician with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26.
July 02, 2009
- Thousands of American servicemembers and hundreds of Afghan soldiers launched Operation Khanjar today to provide security to the Helmand River Valley in southern Afghanistan.
June 24, 2009
- Airmen stood alongside aviation industry members and an international mix of civilian and military pilots to parade a host of aircraft, reconnaissance platforms and weapon systems at this year's centenary Paris Air Show here June 18.
June 16, 2009
- The first Afghan officer to train in the United States in nearly 50 years earned his silver Air Force wings in a June 12 ceremony at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
June 16, 2009
- Anticipation is the key to readiness, the chief of the combatant command responsible for the military role in homeland defense said today.
June 15, 2009
- The Staff Sgt. Heathe N. Craig Joint Theater Hospital here opened its doors June 13 to highlight a number of services available to servicemembers in the Regional Command East area of operations.
June 10, 2009
- The nation's top military officer told Congress yesterday the fiscal 2010 defense budget request puts money where it's needed: to recruit and retain the quality troops and their families who form the foundation of the all-volunteer force.
June 09, 2009
- The Defense Department will conduct two training exercises involving aircraft here tomorrow.
May 28, 2009
- Airmen from the 532nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron jumped in and out of helicopters from the Army C Company, 1-137th Aviation Regiment during air-assault training here May 23.
May 18, 2009
- A North American Aerospace Defense Command exercise designed to test the command's aerospace defense capabilities in the national capital area has been rescheduled after inclement weather last week forced its postponement.
May 13, 2009
- More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BATARG) and 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit (22 MEU) began to deploy from Norfolk May 13 as part of a regularly scheduled deployment.
May 07, 2009
- The Pentagon's chief financial officer today described the Defense Department's fiscal 2010 funding request as a "reform budget."
May 05, 2009
- Leading-edge software technology 25 years in the making by numerous Defense Department agencies and NASA has demonstrated a continuous 98 percent effectiveness rate of eliminating aircraft crashes, a NASA test flight director said.
April 29, 2009
- The Museum of Aviation here will open to the public a permanent Thunderbirds F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft exhibit May 3, the same day the Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team will perform at nearby Robins Air Force Base.
April 28, 2009
- The White House expressed regret yesterday over a photo opportunity involving Air Force One that stirred up confusion and fear in New York City.
April 24, 2009
- New commitments need to be made to the nation's airmen and others who defend North America from threats to its air sovereignty, the Air National Guard's senior officer told members of Congress here April 22.
April 23, 2009
- Known around the world by its emblematic orange and blue, the U.S. Coast Guard added "green" to its operations as part of yesterday's celebration of Earth Day.
April 14, 2009
- U.S. soldiers could remain in Mosul, Iraq, past June 30, when Iraqi forces are scheduled to assume full security responsibilities for the entire country, a senior U.S. military commander in the area said today.
April 14, 2009
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today stopped here today to find out how fast the home of Army aviation could expand training operations here.
April 07, 2009
- Officials from Air University, U.S. Africa Command and the 17th Air Force kicked off a symposium March 31 to foster recommendations for the Air Force's involvement for Africa Command.
April 07, 2009
- It's rare today to be able to sit down with living legends and pick their brains of past experiences and commitment during their military aviation careers.
April 07, 2009
- Air National Guard fighter aircraft from two states intercepted a suspicious aircraft as it flew into U.S. airspace yesterday afternoon.
March 30, 2009
- U.S. Northern Command continues to coordinate additional and ongoing Department of Defense support to Federal Emergency Management Agency.
March 25, 2009
- Ten servicemembers and civilians were honored last week as part of the Defense Department's Women's History Month Observance and Awards Program.
March 18, 2009
- If a pilot ever finds himself in the cockpit of a North Carolina Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with a female aviator, he will have no doubt who she is - there's only one.
March 17, 2009
- Air Force science and technology civil service career fields are in need of trained and educated applicants, which is ideal for veterans interested in post-military careers.
March 13, 2009
- As President Barack Obama considers deploying National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to control escalating violence, Arizona's governor has requested about 250 more National Guard troops on its border with Mexico.
March 12, 2009
- As President Barack Obama considers deploying National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to control escalating violence, Arizona's governor has requested about 250 more National Guard troops on its border with Mexico.
March 05, 2009
- A vintage Stearman PT-17 and a Fairchild PTY-26 flew at approximately 11 a.m. March 2 under a clear blue sky over the grounds of Fort Sam Houston commemorating the 99th anniversary of the first military flight made by then 1st Lt. Benjamin Foulois.
February 17, 2009
- President Barack Obama has ordered a Marine expeditionary brigade and an Army Stryker brigade combat team -- totaling 12,000 soldiers and Marines -- to Afghanistan.
February 13, 2009
- A multiagency center operated by the Navy, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Coast Guard provides continuous tracking and monitoring of ice movements.
February 11, 2009
- A revolutionary, entrepreneurial approach to safety program management has earned induction into the Air Force Safety Hall of Fame for an Air National Guard officer here.
February 02, 2009
- The Indiana National Guard has provided 100 Humvees to the Kentucky National Guard to aid in relief efforts after a crippling winter storm.
January 23, 2009
- Kirtland Air Force Base officials welcomed the service's new top safety officer in a Jan. 13 change-of-command ceremony here.
January 20, 2009
- When National Guard soldiers and airmen show up for the thousands of missions they perform, they know they're part of the right unit, in the right place, at the right moment. But, getting them to a mission does not happen by chance.
January 16, 2009
- Decisions about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and F-22 Raptor aircraft programs are expected early in President-elect Barack Obama's administration.
January 10, 2009
- With traditional pomp and circumstance and its namesake on hand, the last Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS George H.W. Bush, was commissioned in Norfolk, Va., today.
January 07, 2009
- Standing before a muddy, mangled mess of concrete, metal and wood, a squad of combat-hardened Marines hastily planned the attack, their target waiting somewhere deep in the debris.
December 29, 2008
- In January 1979, the first operational F-16 Fighting Falcon was delivered to Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Nearly 30 years later to the day, a pilot from here has amassed 4,000 hours flying this workhorse of the air.
December 20, 2008
- While security is important in Afghanistan, "no amount of troops in any amount of time is going to make this successful in the long run," said Navy Adm. Mike Mullen during a news conference here today.
December 18, 2008
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates hopes commanders with a "vested interest" in the future role of U.S. forces in Iraq can share their views directly with the incoming president, a Pentagon official said today.
December 01, 2008
- The chief of Supply Corps and the commander of Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers visited Sailors and Marines aboard multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Nov. 27.
December 01, 2008
- Retired Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Thomas S. Crow died Nov. 30, at his home in San Diego following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 74.
November 26, 2008
- Thousands of necks craned as Air Force One swooped down from a blue sky to deliver President George W. Bush to a Nov. 25 rally in honor of Fort Campbell troops and their families.
November 25, 2008
- President George W. Bush kicked off his last Thanksgiving week as commander in chief today by thanking the soldiers of Fort Campbell, Ky.
November 23, 2008
- New personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements for motorcycle riders are being enforced at Naval Base Bremerton.
November 21, 2008
- During the holiday season, homes are usually filled with the smell of food and candles, who wants to smell cigarette smoke this year? This month all smokers and dippers were invited to participate in the Great American Smokeout on Thursday.
November 21, 2008
- The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) released the Cycle 200 active-duty advancements Nov. 19 for the fall 2008 exam cycle.
November 17, 2008
- The 1-2 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion in Korea will relocate to Fort Carson, Colo., in March and then train for deployment to Iraq in the fall of 2009, Army officials announced Monday morning.
October 29, 2008
- More than 10 community outreach projects were started Oct. 27 as part of the Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern)'s Operation Southern Partner.
July 21, 2008
- A former Air Force colonel encouraged the next generation to follow in the footsteps of the World War II heroes during the Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Awards Gala of the 37th Annual Tuskegee Airmen Convention July 19 here.
July 03, 2008
- As oil prices continue to soar, Air Mobility Command officials here are looking for ways to lower the amount of aviation fuel used by the command's fleet of airlifters and tankers.
June 03, 2008
- Air Force Materiel Command members are using remote maintenance technology to repair air traffic control and landing systems, or ATCALS, and perform remote flight inspections, saving the Air Force millions of dollars.
May 28, 2008
- Officials at the Army's National Training Center at Ft. Irwin, Calif., and the Air Force's Green Flag West at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., have been working hard to integrate service-level exercises to help improve joint training.
February 25, 2008
- U.S. Airmen and Coast Guardsmen joined their Dominican counterparts Feb. 16 and 17 to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Dominican air force with an air show.
January 22, 2008
- Medical evacuation crews from Task Force Marne faced down enemy gunfire to deliver five injured soldiers in Iraq to safety Jan. 18.
October 31, 2007
- The 2007 Miss Utah is no stranger to the physical and mental discipline required to knock out 26.2 miles. She ran the Marine Corps Marathon here on Oct. 28, finishing in about 3.5 hours.
April 25, 2007
- Following a six-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf, sailors of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower can return to Norfolk, Va., proudly, knowing that they made a difference in the global war on terror, the ship's commander said.
October 11, 2006
- An 82mm mortar round fired by militia forces from a nearby residential area caused yesterday's fire at a Baghdad ammunition holding area around 10:40 p.m.
September 29, 2006
- The United Service Organizations celebrated its 65th anniversary last night and honored troops from each branch of the military for heroism.
September 10, 2006
- During the week leading up to the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Coalition troops and Iraqi security forces in Baghdad continued their efforts to secure the capital city as part of Operation Together Forward.
August 17, 2006
- Each Soldier must complete a swim test, swimming 500 meters in uniform carrying 10 pounds for 25 of those meters, then tread water for five minutes.
August 16, 2006
- Two Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 fighter jets scrambled today to escort a Washington-bound United Airlines flight to Boston's Logan National Airport
August 10, 2006
- British authorities said Thursday they have foiled a major terrorist plot that involved the use of liquid explosives on several airliners flying from Britain to the United States. So far, 21 people have been arrested.
June 30, 2006
- More than 1,000 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard were involved in water rescues, evacuations and other emergency operations during the past days as widespread flooding caused a disaster emergency to be declared in 46 of the state's 67 counties.
May 09, 2006
- More than 8,000 citizen-soldiers and airmen are ready to assist the state of Florida in fighting wildfires that have plagued the state for several weeks. Guard officials said that more than 8,000 acres have burned in Florida.
April 20, 2006
- Eighty silver goblets commemorating each man who flew in the Doolittle Raid over Japan were added to the collection of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
March 20, 2006
- As the penalty phase of the trial of convicted terrorist conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui resumed in Virginia, jurors heard testimony from an FBI agent who said that his superiors did not treat Moussaoui as a serious terror threat after he was arrested.
March 17, 2006
- Government prosecutors are trying to overcome a major legal setback in the death penalty case against Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person tried and convicted in connection with the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
February 05, 2006
- Some of the world's leading weapons manufacturers have participated in a defense exhibition in India. The companies are eager for a share of a major market - India is one of the world's biggest importers of arms.
December 10, 2005
- A group that began in a Marine Corps wife's basement when her husband deployed to Iraq is in the midst of sending thousands of care packages to deployed troops for Christmas.
October 11, 2005
- Eight U.S. military helicopters are in Pakistan providing heavy-lift capabilities in disaster-relief operations after a magnitude 7.6 earthquake devastated large swaths of the country.
October 04, 2005
- Iraqi troops assigned to a public-order brigade and U.S. Army soldiers fought off more than 40 insurgents in southern Baghdad this morning.
September 26, 2005
- Thousands of Soldiers are providing food and water to stranded residents along the Texas-Louisiana border following flooding from Hurricane Rita.
September 19, 2005
- Two Army Humvees chugged their way into another ravaged section of Algiers, an old New Orleans neighborhood set just across the Mississippi River from the French Quarter.
August 31, 2005
- More than 11,000 Army and Air National Guard members and 7,200 active-duty troops are supporting hurricane relief operations along the Gulf Coast, and 10,000 more National Guard troops are expected to join the effort within the next 48 hours.
July 27, 2005
- Two F-16 Fighting Falcons, enforcing a temporary no-fly zone around the Space Shuttle Discovery launch site at Cape Canaveral, Fla., intercepted and escorted a small civilian aircraft from the area.
July 01, 2005
- In honor of World War II veterans marking their 60th Anniversary, the World War II Airpower Committee hosted a commemoration ceremony at Arlington Cemetery June 30.
June 24, 2005
- Shoulder-fired, surface-to-air missiles pose a significant threat to commercial and military aviation, and have become a weapon of choice among international terrorists, says a senior U.S. diplomat.
May 22, 2005
- A debate is raging in the U.S. House of Representatives over a provision in a defense bill that would limit the role of women in direct ground combat. Should women in the U.S. military be allowed to serve in ground combat?
April 25, 2005
- With the war on terror putting ever-increasing demands on special operations forces, U.S. Special Operations Command is boosting its manpower and increasing its support to theater commands and geographic commanders.
April 21, 2005
- A militant group in Iraq says it shot down a civilian helicopter that crashed near Baghdad Thursday, killing all 11 people on board.
February 28, 2005
- Families came here from 18 states on Feb. 26 to attend a reception at Kuwaiti Embassy so Ambassador Sheik Salem al-Sabah could personally thank them for the ultimate sacrifice their loved ones made to liberate his country during the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
February 24, 2005
- President George W. Bush's stop at the airfield was part of a three-day series of meetings with NATO officials and European leaders. Before greeting service members, the president met with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in Mainz.
February 11, 2005
- Nothing highlights the importance of flexibility and joint capabilities better than the recent battle of Fallujah. The battle in November and December 2004 highlighted the flexibility, adaptability and joint capabilities of the U.S. military.
February 10, 2005
- The Okinawa-based unit has been in place since mid-October 2004 and was tasked with planning and executing various missions throughout a 33,000 square-mile area of operations, about the size of South Carolina.
December 23, 2004
- nstant decisions and decisive action led to two soldiers receiving the Soldiers Medal here Dec. 18 for heroism in a fight to save the lives of four Cobra AH-1 attack helicopter pilots.
October 26, 2004
- Yes, it has been a tough 86 years for Boston Red Sox fans. No one has experienced the history of numerous dramatic tragedies more than native New England soldiers, deployed to Iraq, who keep a flame of hope for their home team thousands of miles away.
September 07, 2004
- The threat of terrorism in the Horn of Africa is real, longstanding and growing, former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia David Shinn told military officers learning more about political conditions in Africa.
August 11, 2004
- Opportunities for Airmen to become enlisted aviators are taking off as nine aircrew specialties are opening up for retraining. The Air Force's senior enlisted aviator said more than 360 training slots are available for enlisted Airmen.
August 02, 2004
- The idea of getting things cheaper, faster and easier seems to have become status quo in the everyday lives of Americans.
Almost every degree, from aviation to zoology, can be purchased. All that is needed is a credit card number and computer access.
July 29, 2004
- When moviemakers have a military angle in the plot, they often come to the Army for help.
July 25, 2004
- The Commission's Final Report provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks.
July 14, 2004
- A family's show of support for their deployed son has evolved into a nationwide drive that a commander deployed to Afghanistan said 'epitomizes all that is good in the American people.'
June 17, 2004
- An independent commission said Thursday that the United States air defense system was completely overwhelmed by the 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
June 16, 2004
- The U.S. House of Representatives voted to support a Bush administration request to extend a deadline for requiring the adoption of more secure, technologically sophisticated passports.
May 25, 2004
- USS Kitty Hawk returned May 24 to her permanently forward-deployed operating port of Yokosuka, Japan, for the first time since she began her Spring deployment Feb. 18.
May 24, 2004
- Fans of the Fox television show '24' had the unique opportunity to watch the Marines of Marine Aircraft Group-11 and Marine Attack Fighter Squadron-323 perform Hollywood-style heroics.
April 08, 2004
- National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice says the Bush administration understood the importance of the terrorist threat from al-Qaida before the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States.
March 17, 2004
- Through the course of liberating Iraq, female Soldiers have conducted air missions, kicked down doors, disarmed mines and shed their own blood. Sixteen female Soldiers have died in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
February 23, 2004
- Army leaders have recommended canceling a multibillion-dollar helicopter program, citing an Army study that suggests the funds would be more effective improving other areas of the service's aviation program.
February 13, 2004
- The ''human factor'' is the primary cause of military aircraft mishaps. That testimony by Air Force Chief of Safety Maj. Gen. Kenneth W. Hess came as part of a congressional hearing on military aviation safety.
January 30, 2004
- U.S. Army aviation assets will help kickoff America's most-watched annual sporting event Feb. 1, when four Apache helicopters fly over Reliant Stadium in Houston prior to Super Bowl XXXVIII.
January 28, 2004
- Navy News: The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue Angels) announced there is a shortage of qualified applications for the 2005 season.
January 15, 2004
- Colonel Linda McTague has gotten pretty good at regarding herself through the eyes of others. She does not see a pioneer for women's achievements when she looks in a mirror.
January 01, 2004
- With the pull of a lever, 23,000 pounds of thrust slows the forty-seven foot long aircraft to a complete halt over the Lake Michigan shoreline. For the Marine Corps' AV-8B Harrier, it's all in a days work.
December 30, 2003
- Officials in New York are taking unprecedented steps to protect revelers celebrating New Year's Eve in New York's Times Square, as the United States remains on a heightened state of alert for a possible terrorist attack.
December 19, 2003
- Airspeed and altitude was the flight strategy that positioned the Enola Gay to deliver the first atomic bomb used as a weapon nearly 60 years ago, said the pilot who planned and flew the mission.
December 18, 2003
- The crowd gathered to watch a re-enactment of Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered flight that took place Dec. 17, 1903, at 10:35 a.m. at that very location -- now a national park in the brothers' honor.
December 14, 2003
- Operation ''Red Dawn'' was launched after gaining actionable intelligence identifying two likely locations near the town of Ad Dwar. The First Brigade Combat team of the 4th ID was assigned the mission to capture or kill Saddam Hussein.
December 12, 2003
- Less than a week before the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' famous flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina - the Smithsonian Institution unveiled its newest museum, dedicated to the history of aviation achievements through the years.
December 05, 2003
- To call the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center awe-inspiring is just not adequate. The press received a sneak preview today of the new facility, due to open to the public Dec. 15.
November 20, 2003
- For some Sailors, there are no second chances when they're propelling a 60,000-pound aircraft from zero to 150 miles per hour in two seconds, or when they're snatching one out of the sky with a hook and cable.
November 06, 2003
- ''I took this photo with the purpose of giving it to my father for his retirement ceremony after 40 years in the government,
November 02, 2003
- In response to news of a U.S. helicopter being downed in Iraq today, killing 15 soldiers and injuring 21, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said, ''It was a bad day, a bad day, a tragic day for those people.''
October 08, 2003
- As civilian and military aviation enthusiasts throughout the world celebrate the ''Centennial of Flight,'' airmen completed a meticulous project to preserve and showcase a piece of Air Force history in Icelan
September 29, 2003
- Congress has sent the fiscal 2004 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill to President George W. Bush for his signature. The bill provides $9 billion for border protection and related activities.
August 22, 2003
- Five military athletes will soon make history. They'll be featured on the covers of cereal boxes.
August 04, 2003
- The al Qaeda terrorist organization possesses the will and the intent to strike the United States and inflict massive casualties, possibly using commercial aviation as it did on September 11, U.S. officials warned on television news programs August 3.
May 22, 2003
- The United Nations this morning lifted sanctions against Iraq following a 14-0 vote in the Security Council.
May 05, 2003
- As a new day dawned in the Arabian Gulf May 2, there was a sense of guarded optimism for Sailors and Marines here about President Bush's recent nationally televised speech to the nation from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.
April 18, 2003
- United States and coalition forces accepted the surrender of the first enemy general in Operation Iraqi Freedom when the commander of all armed forces in the western district of Iraq capitulated in Ar Ramedi.
April 13, 2003
- DoD officials identified the seven American prisoners of war found in northern Iraq today as five members of the 507th Maintenance Company and two Apache helicopter pilots.
April 10, 2003
- Coalition aircraft predominantly use either JDAMs (Joint Direct Attack Munitions) or Laser-Guided Bombs (LGB) that literally fly conventional 500, 1,000 or 2,000 pound bombs to a target. The result is accurate bombing that minimizes civilian casualties.
March 06, 2003
- An Air Force memorial designed to reach high into the skyline of the nation's capital was unveiled on March 5.
December 17, 2002
- U.S. aviation pioneers gathered in Washington Tuesday to commemorate a century of powered flight. The observations continue throughout the year, ending on the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' flight next year.
September 12, 2002
- While people around the country attended ceremonies commemorating the horrific losses of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, about 300 members of an interagency team directed by the U.S. element of the North American Aerospace Defense Command were in place.
August 05, 2002
- Safeguarding the geographic perimeter of the United States and the nation's transportation systems would be one of the main missions of the Homeland Security Department proposed by President Bush, according to White House officials.
July 23, 2002
- Truce talks continued to be stalled on the number of prisoners to be exchanged, 50 years ago this week in Korea.
July 19, 2002
- A report to Congress detailing the military power of the People's Republic of China is filled with vague words and phrases. This is because the Chinese government is still extremely secretive and opaque about military matters.
June 04, 2002
- The first part of today's multiagency, bilateral air security exercise sponsored by the North American Aerospace Defense Command is already a ''go.''