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Oct. 1, 2018

Face of Defense: Marine Recruiter Brings Opportunities to Hometown Youth

Marine Corps Sgt. Edwin Carranza takes pride in recruiting new Marines from his hometown of San Luis, Arizona.

Sept. 28, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman Describes Her Journey From Pro Basketball to Service

Air Force 1st Lt. Brittnie Davis has drive and works hard, attributes that have served her well as a former professional basketball player in Australia, and now as a commissioned officer.

Sept. 27, 2018

Face of Defense: Guard Soldier Competes in ‘American Ninja Warrior’

A Pennsylvania Army National Guardsman competed in the “American Ninja Warrior” television show.

Sept. 26, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman Crafts Art Out of Fruit

Leaning over a table with a sanding mask on, Air Force Capt. Ramon Rosario, the executive officer for the 4th Space Operations Squadron, smooths the edges of a coaster with a cornucopia of fruit laid out in front of him like a Thanksgiving dinner.

Sept. 25, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman Transforms Traumatic Experience Into Triumph

“Life comes in seasons,” said Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nakisha Simon, the 386th Expeditionary Medical Group bioenvironmental engineering noncommissioned officer in charge. “If I didn’t get the help I needed, I don’t believe I would have seen the next one.”

Sept. 24, 2018

Face of Defense: Army Astronaut Prepares for December Launch

One soldier is proving childhood dreams can come true as she prepares to launch into space for the first time.

Sept. 21, 2018

Face of Defense: Goalie-Turned-Air Force Officer Earns NCAA Accolades

Air Force 2nd Lt. Sidney Peters, the four-time Western Collegiate Hockey Association Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic, Academic All-Big Ten honoree and 2018 Hockey Humanitarian Award recipient, has been named as one of the NCAA’s Top 30 Woman of the Year honorees for her excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.

Sept. 20, 2018

Face of Defense: Dual-Hatted Air Guard Doctor Serves as Community Partner

At every Innovative Readiness Training event there is a community partner: an agency or group that applies and asks for support in their area. IRT Ola de Esperanza Sanadora is unique in that its community partner is also a member of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard.

Sept. 19, 2018

Face of Defense: Soldier Leads Way in Special Recruiter Assistance Program

Army Sgt. Tyler Martin, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear noncommissioned officer with the 24th Composite Transportation Company, was among the first wave of soldiers to participate in a Defense Department initiative -- the Special Recruiter Assistance Program.

Sept. 18, 2018

Face of Defense: Marines Enjoy Duty as Military Police Working Dog Handlers

Military occupational specialties are the foundation of the Marine Corps. Each MOS is a cog, working with and relying on the others to keep the fighting machine that is the Marine Corps running. Military working dog handlers are one such cog.

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