6/14/2011 - Father’s Day is June 19th, but President Obama will host to military fathers and children for screening of Cars 2 in advance of Father’s Day.
7/29/2009 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS)—About a thousand people lined Harmon Drive from the 12th Flying Training Wing headquarters to the main gate here the morning of July 26 to honor fallen Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brandon Lara as a motorcade bringing his body home passed.
The Joining Community Forces initiative is an expansion of the national-level Joining Forces campaign organized by first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, but focuses the attention on identifying grass root solutions at the community level to assist veterans,…
USS NIMITZ, At Sea (NNS)—Two squadrons from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 joined hundreds of civilian and military exhibitors Nov. 15 at the International Air Show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
10/19/2009 - HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS)—Five states, 12 men, 13 batons, 24 pairs of boots, 600 pounds carried more than 800 miles all traveled for one cause: honoring special tactics Airmen who sacrificed their lives in combat.
ARLINGTON, Va. (7/7/09) - The Army National Guard has joined the U.S. Army Reserve’s partnership with a nonprofit program that pairs servicemembers with construction careers.
Being Army Strong is a challenge. Just ask Luis Medina, one of about 1,000 Louisville-area high school students tested physically and academically over the last week as part of the Army Strong Challenge.
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., (11/18/09) - To say family is important to Garry Dean, is to understate his level of devotion.
10/09/2009 - Throughout the course of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the U.S. military has committed a great many resources to the restoration of law and order within the borders of Iraq.
Upcoming furloughs for Army civilians, along with budget cuts, will affect the Army’s ability to provide behavioral health care to soldiers, the service’s chief of behavioral health care said here this week.
1/10/2010 - Iraq may not be ready for Paypal, but with the help of the U.S. Army, the southern Iraqi provinces of Dhi Qar, Maysan and Al Muthanna are moving closer to a cashless system in order to deal with the mounting costs of dealing with cash.
WIESBADEN, Germany - “At the front of every Army mission in the United States or overseas you’ll find a noncommissioned officer. They know their missions, they know their equipment, but most importantly they know their Soldiers.”
At first, it seems like any other social gathering with some perhaps more garishly dressed individuals. The usual suspects were in attendance, but things were about to get really wild, really fast ” looks can be deceiving.
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS, 08/08/2013) - Students enrolled in Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Course 14 Version 5 have until the end of September to complete the course or they will be automatically disenrolled and will have to complete the new version of the course.
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS)—Sailors serving throughout Southwest Asia during the December holidays will receive prepaid long distance telephone cards, thanks to a commercial sponsorship agreement between Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and Cell Phones for Soldiers.
A picture can say a thousand words, or bring back a thousand memories if you are Jake “McNasty” McNiece, Jack “Hawkeye” Womer, Jack Agnew or Robert “Ragsman” Cone.
The U.S. Military Academy educates, trains and produces 19 percent of the Army’s officers each year but officials said they account for 75 percent of those with STEM degrees.
12/29/2009 - NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (AFNS)—Georgia Air National Guardsmen assigned to the 165th Air Support Operations Squadron have teamed up with 48th Infantry Brigade Soldiers in eastern Afghanistan.
CARIBBEAN SEA (NNS) - The Vice President of the Republic of Panama, His Excellency, Juan Carlos Varela, visited USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), Sept. 17 to observe the course of the multinational exercise PANAMAX.
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (6/12/13) - Widely known for unfaltering loyalty, mission focus, courage under fire and ability to detect a threat like no human or military apparatus can, military working dogs have earned their status as some of the most trusted and loved comrades amid troops as well as…
The 13th annual Kadena Special Olympics was a success as thousands of special need athletes, artists, volunteers and supporters came out to support the annual event held in on the Japan Air Base.
12/7/2011 - Holiday greetings were tied with a bow, wrapped in a virtual package and sent through cyberspace to deployed Soldiers and family members.
ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) - The Navy League of the United States presented Capt. Richard Phillips the Admiral Arleigh Burke Leadership Award June 13 at the Westin Arlington Gateway.
“The Arleigh Burke Leadership Award is our most prestigious award,” said J. Michael McGrath, national president…
5/31/2009 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) - Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations May 30, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
In his State of the Union address, the President announced that the United States will withdraw 34,000 American troops from Afghanistan by this time next year, decreasing the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan by half – the next step to responsibly bringing this war to a close.
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