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March 9, 2018

Airmen, Soldiers Partner to Conduct Afghanistan Rescue Missions

Army Chinook helicopter teams are working closely with Air Force pararescuemen and combat rescue officers in Afghanistan, combining for a unique personnel recovery mission.

March 9, 2018

Face of Defense: Army Logistics Officer Improves Troops’ Quality of Life

Army Capt. Jason M. Spalding was awarded the Army Commendation Medal by Army Brig. Gen. William L. Thigpen, deputy commanding general, 4th Infantry Division, for his work to improve conditions for troops supporting the Atlantic Resolve mission in Europe.

March 8, 2018

Army Veteran Helps Soldiers Find Way Back to True Selves

An Army veteran is serving with service members again, this time volunteering as an assistant coach for sitting volleyball at the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas.

March 6, 2018

Alaska Troops Hold Annual Winter Games

U.S. Army Alaska and Canadian soldiers competed in a series of cold weather warfare training tasks during the annual Winter Games held at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Feb. 27-March 2.

March 6, 2018

Face of Defense: Soldier Helps Others Maintain Well-Being, Readiness

With five years of Army service under her belt, Germany-deployed Sgt. Isabel Giron is enjoying life in the military and the opportunities it provides. A human resources specialist, Giron is responsible for providing support that affects soldiers’ overall welfare and well-being while assisting leaders with keeping soldiers combat-ready and effective.

March 1, 2018

Air Force Weather Forecasters Assist Soldiers at Fort Irwin Exercise

Knowing missions need to be completed regardless of weather, Air Force weather forecasters are training with soldiers in the Mojave Desert to prepare for battle in changing weather conditions.

March 1, 2018

Face of Defense: Infantry Soldier Earns Recognition at Strongman Competition

Alaska-posted Army 1st Lt. Max Pippa achieved a personal goal when he finished in 2nd place at the 2017 World’s Strongest Man competition in Raleigh, North Carolina. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology, Pippa said he developed an interest in Strongman in 2006 with some friends in St. Louis.

Feb. 27, 2018

Face of Defense: Dual-Military Couple Experience First Deployment Apart

Married soldiers Sgt. Karrington Austin and Spc. Dominique Austin will experience their first separation after six years in the Army. Karrington is slated for deployment to South Korea, while Dominique is scheduled to be honorably discharged. Although being away from her husband will be hard, Karrington said she will need to focus on the mission ahead.

Feb. 16, 2018

Small Unmanned Aircraft Prove Worth in Battlefield Reconnaissance Role

The Army's small drone aircraft are proving their worth as a useful tool for battlefield reconnaissance and intelligence gathering.

Feb. 15, 2018

Increased Funding Will Improve Military Readiness, Senior Officers Say

The services' No. 2 officers testified on readiness during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee's subcommittee on readiness and management support.

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