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May 16, 2018

Face of Defense: Air Guardsman Earns Air Force Academy Appointment

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jasmine Griffith, a client systems technician in the Washington Air National Guard’s 194th Communications Flight, has been selected to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

May 10, 2018

Face of Defense: Soldier Overcomes Obstacles to Achieve Success

From humble beginnings, Army Command Sgt. Maj. Jacinto Garza has sought opportunities to improve himself and striven to be a good leader and mentor for his soldiers during his 22-year military career.

May 9, 2018

Face of Defense: Airmen Make Service a Family Affair

Two Air Force Academy graduates make service to the 21st Space Wing a family business. Air Force 1st Lt. Emily Lagarile and Capt. Scott Lagarile are stationed at Cavalier Air Force Station, North Dakota. “Living here is definitely different from our previous assignment in Florida,” Emily said.

May 8, 2018

Face of Defense: Guardsman Takes Army Values to Heart

Army Sgt. Stephen Caldwell with the South Carolina Army National Guard’s Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment, takes the Army values to heart on duty and in his civilian job. “We’re supporting the mission on the ground and making that difference," he said.

May 7, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman Revives Base’s Designated Driver Program

Shortly after she arrived at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Airman 1st Class Nala Cormier took the initiative to reinstitute the base's designated driver's program. She said the loss of her young nephew fueled her passion for preventing similar tragedies.

May 4, 2018

Navy Engineers in Malaysia Build Friendships During Pacific Partnership 18

Navy engineers, also known as Seabees, from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 and Amphibious Construction Battalion 1, recently completed three civil engineering projects in Tawau, Malaysia, as a part of exercise Pacific Partnership 2018.

May 4, 2018

Face of Defense: Soldier Looks Toward Reunion With Canine Friend From Iraq

An Army combat photographer from Tampa, Florida, with the 982nd Combat Camera Company, was stationed at the Kurdistan Training Coordination Center, Iraq, when she fell in love with a small stray dog. After a 16-month separation from the dog, this soldier will soon be reunited after help from others via social media.

May 2, 2018

Face of Defense: Soldier Recounts Her Path to Earning Army Ranger Tab

A determined Army Capt. Natalie Mallue endured bone-chilling cold and scant food and sleep to become the sixth woman to graduate from the Army's Ranger school. Mallue’s determination to achieve her goals was instilled in her at a young age, she said.

April 30, 2018

Airman Fulfills Long-Held Dream of Military Service

Despite initial setbacks, Rosa Vittori refused to give up, and she's now an airman first class in the Texas Air National Guard.

April 27, 2018

Face of Defense: Marine General, Former Drill Instructor Describe Unbroken Bond

The Marine Corps promises few things to its members: discipline, shared hardships and, for many, a fresh start. Among those promises is something else that many search for but not all find -- a lifelong brotherhood. This very bond is what Larry Stratton and Brig. Gen. Dimitri Henry, the Marine Corps’ director of intelligence, found in each other.

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