The strength and definition of a toned upper body is a highly sought after trait, but what most gym rats may not realize is there is much more to gaining upper body strength than simply being able to bench press more than the next weightlifter.
COB BASRA - Dawn breaks over Contingency Operating Base Basra, and the pilots and crewmembers of “A” Company, 1st Battalion, 189th Regiment are already getting their birds ready for the day. The UH-60 Black Hawk, a signature of the Army since 1987, is a finicky machine, and a lot of work…
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del., (7/8/09) - The remains of seven American troops, including four National Guardsmen, killed July 6 during combat operations in Afghanistan returned to their nation during a dignified transfer this afternoon at Dover Air Force Base, Del.
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Aug. 27, 2013) - A now year-old Army initiative called Soldier for Life helps Soldiers achieve the right mindset, obtain the necessary training and qualifications, and make the necessary connections to be successful in their effort to reintegrate into civilian…
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (8/19/09) - Members of the New Hampshire Air National Guard’s 157th Civil Engineering Squadron are deployed to U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay and not running short of real-world conditions to prepare themselves for possible overseas deployment.
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,…
WASHINGTON (American Forces Press Service) – The Labor Department, in concert with two other federal agencies, has provided a tool to guide potential employers seeking to hire disabled veterans, a Labor Department official said today.
1-3-2012 - For their tireless work-ethic and dedication to duty during the holiday mail season, each Marine was awarded their respective medal.
6/11/2010 - It’s 3 a.m. in Panama City Beach, Fla. The bay looks like black liquid glass as the motor boat filled with combat controllers-in-training cuts through the water.
WASHINGTON (Sept. 17, 2009)—President Barack Obama today bestowed the Medal of Honor posthumously to the family of Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti during a White House ceremony.
CONTENGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq, (7/29/09) - A new law and order force is now on duty here to provide a safe and secure environment for servicemembers.
When your military member is thousands of miles away, dealing with all of the holiday cheer can be a bit overwhelming. It seems that every place you look there are happy families, in tact, celebrating the season. It only serves to remind you that half of your heart is halfway around the world.
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.
6-23-2011 - President Barack Obama assured 10th Mountain Division Soldiers today that the drawdown in Afghanistan is not precipitous, and that gains made there will be sustained.
ORLANDO, Fla. (August 19, 2013) - In addition to the current Waves of Honor™ military salute program offering complimentary admission to members of America’s armed forces, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is honoring all the men and women who have previously served…
8/18/2009 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS)—The U.S. Air Force boasts more than 130 enlisted career fields and on Aug. 17 one more was officially welcomed as the first class of 10 enlisted unmanned aircraft system sensor operators began their technical school.
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.
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. October 01, 2013 - The government shutdown at midnight last night impacted a number of base programs and services across Marine Corps Air Station New River and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune beginning this morning and will continue to do so until…
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is forgoing the tricks and going right for the treats in its latest contest as it gives away two $500 Exchange shopping sprees, ten $100 gift cards for the runners up and 20 $50 gift cards for third place.
WASHINGTON (NNS) - The Navy will commission the amphibious assault ship Makin Island Oct. 24, during a 10 a.m. PDT ceremony at North Island Naval Air Station, Coronado, Calif.
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.
The Army announced Oct. 10 it exceeded its Fiscal Year 2008 goal by recruiting more than 169,500 men and women in all Army components.
About 70 Soldiers from across the country brought their “A” game to the Warrior Games clinics here to train and compete in sitting volleyball, track and field, and cycling
WASHINGTON (8/3/09) - Three former National Guardmembers told a Senate committee Monday they were exposed to a deadly chemical with long-term health effects while serving in Iraq.
Local service members will present the nation’s colors to kick off Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes Benz Superdome here, Sunday. Watching the Super Bowl is an anticipated American pastime woven into the fabric of the nation’s identity and culture. But before the kickoff and…
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