The Coast Guard, along with the assistance of two Good Samaritans rescued four people from an oil rig after their boat capsized, 20 miles off the coast of Sabine Pass, June 5.
PALMDALE, Calif. (NNS - 5/22/2013)—The Navy’s newest unmanned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft platform, the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), completed its first flight from Palmdale, Calif. May 22, marking the start of tests which will validate…
1/6/2011 - Troy University and the U.S. Air Force have formed a partnership that paves the way for airmen to earn core college credit via the internet.
8/17/2010 - Soldiers will have three new Department of Defense schools to send their children to starting this month, and $3.7 billion has been slated for school construction projects through 2016.
11/17/2009 - LAS VEGAS (AFNS)—Six teams of Air Force firefighters, from various bases, will test their skills and stamina Nov. 16 to 20 against more than 600 fire departments from around the world during the five-day 2009 Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge here.
It was a cold January evening in a little town called Muzquiz, in Coahuila, Mexico. Despite the chill in the air, she and a friend decided to go to the local dance hall. It was the kind of close-knit town where everyone knew each other, and dancing was a way to let loose on a Friday night. Her…
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
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.
12/13/2009 - The formation of 1,626 Marines seemed to go on forever as they poured out of the Marine Corps Communications-Electronics School during the Toys for Tots Run at the Combat Center Dec. 4.
SAGUACHE COUNTY, Colo. (7/8/09)—The Colorado National Guard was called to assist in the rescue of an injured hiker at 10:50 p.m., yesterday in the Sangre De Cristo mountain range in south central Colorado.
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 6, 2013)—More reserve-component Soldiers may now be eligible to receive retirement pay before 60, if they meet certain criteria. As of January 2013, Congress authorized more categories to the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act, which originally…
There are officially 24 days left before Christmas! While we hustle and bustle to put up our tree and buy gifts for the family, let us not forget about the men and women who will be deployed this season defending our country.
MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - 8/12/2009 - Marines and sailors of the 7th Marine Regiment held small, training sessions during a pre-deployment exercise here July 27-Aug. 14 to prepare for a deployment to Afghanistan as part of Regimental Combat Team 7.
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…
Following an independent evaluation of Eglin’s capability to conduct F-35A Lightning II pilot training, Air Education and Training Command announced Dec. 17 that the 33rd Fighter Wing can do so starting January 2013.
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.
1/17/2010 - - More than 2,000 Marines and sailors with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit are now underway and in route to aid in the international Haiti relief effort.
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.
Even though Obama has called an end to all combat operations in Iraq, the United States still has 50,000 troops serving in the country. Military families are concerned their loved ones will be forgotten about since the President’s speech.
9/2/2009 - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS) - A leading U.S. trauma surgeon flew on an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III during an aeromedical evacuation mission in Iraq Aug. 19 and 20 to help shape future training for military medical teams worldwide, according to Air Mobility Command officials.
WASHINGTON (AFNS) October 09, 2013 - Air Force officials released Oct. 8, the following furlough-related questions and answers to aid service civilians with processing time and attendance. This information was coordinated with manpower and personnel, financial management, and general counsel…
WASHINGTON, May 31, 2013 – In response to a need for peer support services identified by users of the Defense Department’s Safe Helpline for sexual assault victims, Pentagon officials have launched the Safe HelpRoom, a new service that allows victims to participate in group chat sessions…
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.
6-16-2011 - Free Saturday events build on President Obama’s Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative: Strong Fathers, Strong Families.
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