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…
9/21/2010 - Following decades of secrecy so deep, even the honored family’s matriarch took some details to her grave, hundreds met at the White House where President Barack Obama presented a fallen Airman with the nation’s highest military decoration Sept. 21.
7/6/2010 - I’ve lived in the Pacific for more than four years, first in Japan now in Hawaii. I’ve always heard about the great exploits of World War II Marines.
FORT SMITH, Ark. (11/16/09)—Maj. Jay Spohn has taken the skies by storm.
11/10/2009 - Lance Cpl. Kyle Lejeune quietly withdrew from the podium after reading Lt. Gen. John A. Lejeune’s words to hundreds of 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit members Nov. 10.
USS ANZIO, Gulf of Aden (NNS)—USS Anzio (CG 68), operating as part of the Combined Maritime Forces, a U.S.-led coalition supporting maritime security operations in the region, seized approximately four tons of hashish found aboard a skiff Oct. 15 in the Gulf of Aden, with an estimated street-value…
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…
Born about the time the Tuskegee Airmen were earning their reputation over the skies of North Africa and Italy, Marcelite Harris would go on to break a number of racial and gender barriers during an illustrious Air Force career.
APIA, Samoa (NNS)—Pacific Partnership 2009 departed Samoa July 10 after working alongside Samoans and other partners and friends, delivering a variety of humanitarian civic assistance programs.
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (May 30, 2013)—The Army is restarting a program to pass on insights and knowledge from the Combat Training Centers to benefit the U.S. Training and Doctrine Command Centers of Excellence and the force.
2-11-2011 - When the Defense Department weighs in on kissing and spitting, it’s with good reason—two good reasons, in fact: love and health.
Service members traveled from bases across Al Anbar province to join Marines and sailors of Police Transition Team 4 at a memorial service aboard Contingency Operating Location Ubaydi as they paid their respects to their fallen comrade, Lance Cpl. Brandon T. Lara, July 24, 2009.
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.
7/3/2010 - The military’s efforts to have more language-qualified servicemembers are beginning to pay off, the Defense Department’s senior language authority said this week.
PENTAGON, Washington D.C. (May 22, 2013)—The Army has released the Net Zero Pilot Installation Initiative Progress Report for 2012 containing information useful to implementing Net Zero. The Army now plans to issue a policy this year that will expand the Net Zero Initiative to all permanent…
March is designated National Brain Injury Awareness Month. According to the Brain Injury Association of America and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.7 million people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury every year, with traumatic brain injury being a contributing…
10/24/2012 - With budget cuts already in place, and more cuts possible next year—the Army can expect fewer resources to accomplish a mission that will likely not shrink
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) - Transition benefits available to Sailors affected by the Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) are proving to be a valuable resource, officials said Feb. 29.
HILLAH, Iraq, (7/22/09) - Multinational Division South’s leaders and troops received a tour of Iraq’s ancient past here last week in an effort to assess its future.
Washington Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment Soldiers took time off from the roads to enjoy camaraderie while promoting unit cohesion during the first Highlander Games here April 30.
NORFOLK, Jan. 06, 2014 (NNS) - Guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) and embarked air detachment, the “Vipers” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48, returned to Naval Station Norfolk, Jan. 5 after completing a nine-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and…
WASHINGTON (American Forces Press Service) – Defense Department and International Security Assistance Force officials have condemned the brutal attack in Afghanistan on the lakeside Spozhmai Hotel west of Kabul in which terrorists killed civilians and took hostages.
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md (NNS, July 1, 2013)—The Chief of Naval Operations’ Reduce Administrative Distractions (RAD) Team website launched July 1, and the effort is underway to get direct input from Sailors on how the Fleet can streamline or eliminate administrative processes to allow…
3/25/52010 - Six members of the 53rd Combat Communications Squadron deployable initial communications element team returned here March 16 from a six-week deployment to Haiti where the team supported Operation Unified Response.
MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS)—More than 20 volunteers gathered at the United Service Organizations (USO) facility in Mayport, Fla., to pack donated supplies for care packages Nov. 30.
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