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April 25, 2018

Face of Defense: Hardworking Navy Chef Keeps Things Cooking

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Ebony Sharpe, the 628th Force Support Squadron’s leading petty officer in charge of Joint Base Charleston’s weapons station galley, makes it a point to provide the example to her culinary team by leading from the front. “The importance of my role is having accountability and [high] expectations of myself and others,” she said.

April 24, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman’s Renovation Project Improves Local Children’s Home

An Air Force staff sergeant and 375th Contracting Squadron project supervisor at Scott Air Force Base teamed up with a residential supervisor at Caritas Family Solutions to help renovate a recreation room that benefits children recovering from neglect and abuse.

April 23, 2018

Face of Defense: Virginia Tech Grads Serve Together as F-35 Pilots

Three Virginia Tech alumni serving as Marine Corps aviators participated in this year’s historic first operational deployment of the F-35B Lightning II. Marine Corps Maj. John Stuart, Capt. Evan Slusser and Capt. Andrew Thornberg fly the F-35B Lightning II out of Iwakuni, Japan, with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121.

April 20, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman-Poet Enjoys Community Involvement

A 4th Space Control Squadron’s logistics flight chief and unit deployment manager at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., can be found downtown with his friends, reciting poetry at a restaurant or hosting his own local poetry open mic night on evenings or weekends.

April 19, 2018

25th Infantry Division Soldiers Aid Relief Efforts on Hawaii Island Kauai

Army aviators and other soldiers with the 25th Infantry Division assisted emergency response efforts here for the island’s residents and tourists in the aftermath of recent heavy rainstorms and mudslide-producing flooding.

April 12, 2018

Face of Defense: Special Forces Soldier Mentors At-Risk Youth

A Green Beret assigned to 1st Special Forces Group at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., volunteers as a mentor for at-risk youth from the local community. Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel White hopes to share some of the skills, lessons and values he’s developed in his time in the Army and in the Special Forces.

April 6, 2018

Face of Defense: Soldier Kicks It Up a Notch to Set Fitness Example

An Army intelligence officer at Hohenfels, Germany, knows a thing or two about meeting the Army’s physical and mental challenges. She's a functional fitness center working group member at the newest gym here and she can be found leading the way and setting an example for anyone bright enough to follow.

April 5, 2018

Face of Defense: Handler Adopts Working Dog in Declining Health

With a grey-speckled snout and upright shoulders, Beci, a military working dog assigned to the 49th Security Forces Squadron, trots across the platform. Beci retired March 16 after nine years of faithful service to the Air Force. Dogs like Beci are an essential asset to the Air Force.

April 4, 2018

Face of Defense: Soldier Born in China Earns Army Ranger Tab

Army Cpl. Lie Wu, a 31-year-old wheeled vehicle mechanic originally from Xian, China, recently earned the coveted Ranger tab. Just 36 percent of Ranger School students pass the grueling course of instruction to obtain the tab. Wu said the hardest part for him was something that fueled his determination: the fear of disappointing others.

April 3, 2018

Women of Weather: Hurricane Hunters Make a Difference

Air Force Maj. Ashley Lundry, an aerial reconnaissance weather officer, and Air Force Maj. Devon Meister, a pilot, are both members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, referred to as the Hurricane Hunters.

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