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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. 26, 2018

Colorado National Guard Troops Take Biathlon Training

It’s not surprising that a state such as Colorado, known for snowy mountaintops and a thriving ski industry, would have a National Guard biathlon team with diverse and unique team members who do whatever it takes to compete

Feb. 26, 2018

USNS Mercy Deploys in Support of Pacific Partnership 2018

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy departed its home port of San Diego in support of the 13th Pacific Partnership, the Navy's humanitarian and civic assistance mission conducted with and through partner nations, nongovernmental organizations and other U.S. and international government agencies to execute a variety of humanitarian civic action missions in the Pacific Fleet area of responsibility.

Feb. 26, 2018

Face of Defense: Marine Approaches 400-Hour Volunteer Milestone

Marine Corps Cpl. Kayla Soles, who's assigned to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., will soon have spent 400 hours volunteering over the course of her career. Through volunteering, Soles said she finds "my positive attitude, and it helps me connect with those who are like-minded.”

Feb. 23, 2018

Face of Defense: Military Service Aids Softball Coach’s Leadership Development

Airman 1st Class Rachel Riley's original passion was softball, leading to coaching jobs from her hometown of Arlington, Texas, to Austria. But she still felt something was missing from her life and decided to join the Air Force Reserve where her skills as a softball coach are making a difference.

Feb. 22, 2018

Pacific Partnership Enhances Regional Disaster Response Cooperation

The Navy will join allied and partner-nation militaries for the 13th Pacific Partnership mission, an annual maritime operation designed to improve disaster response preparedness, resilience and capacity while enhancing partnerships with participating nations and civilian humanitarian organizations throughout the Indo-Pacific region.

Feb. 22, 2018

Airmen Take Tough ‘Phoenix Raven’ Security Training

The Air Mobility Command’s Phoenix Raven program centers on the concept of specially trained security forces airmen flying with and protecting AMC aircraft around the world.

Feb. 22, 2018

Face of Defense: From Small Boats to an Amphibious Assault Ship

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jeremiah Cunningham recalls that as he was growing up he would cruise the Delaware River with friends on a small, 25-foot fishing boat that carried no more than 10 people. Today, Cunningham finds himself aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, an 844-foot amphibious assault ship which holds thousands of Marines and sailors.

Feb. 21, 2018

Army Reserve Answers First Call for Disaster Relief in American Samoa

Army Reservists transported Federal Emergency Management Agency and American Red Cross relief supplies and equipment to support their fellow citizens following the destructive path of Tropical Cyclone Gita across the island of American Samoa.

Feb. 21, 2018

Guard Salutes Fallen New York City Apartment Fire Hero

The New York National Guard honored fallen Army Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah, who repeatedly entered a burning New York City apartment building to save four lives before he died from smoke inhalation.

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