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Jan. 24, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman Earns Award From 4 Service Branches

Not many people can say they’ve received awards from four out of the five branches of the armed forces, but through hard work, dedication and a love for his job, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ryan Folks has achieved just that. “Your time in the military is really what you make of it,” he said.

Nov. 13, 2017

Dual-Status Air Reserve Technicians Perform Vital Roles

Air reserve technicians are Air Force reservists who serve in a dual status for the Defense Department who play a vital role in providing unit stability.

Aug. 29, 2017

Face of Defense: Dental Hygienist Continues to Serve Others

Having previously served his country as an enlisted dental hygienist in the Army and Air Force, Patrick Miller retains his positive attitude and a smile on his face as he continues his career as a civilian dental hygienist at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Miller is the chief of preventive dentistry for the 628th Medical Group at Deily Dental Clinic.

Aug. 25, 2017

Air Force Hurricane Hunters Track Harvey

Members of the Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron have been collecting data on Hurricane Harvey for days, contributing to the National Hurricane Center's ability to determine the storm's intensity and predict where it could go.

Aug. 9, 2017

Joint Training Helps Preserve a Culture

In an Alaskan village on Kodiak Island, the Defense Department is working to extend a runway as part of a program that trains service members and benefits American communities in need.

June 2, 2017

Air Force Brings E-3 Sentry to NATO Exercise for First Time in 20 Years

This year’s Baltic Operations exercise will mark the first time in two decades that a U.S. E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft will participate in a NATO exercise.

April 3, 2017

First Responders Conduct Vigilant Guard 17 Exercise in Georgia

The state of Georgia hosted a large-scale training exercise designed to test the response to a real-life disaster, with 9,000 military and civilian personnel participating in the Vigilant Guard 17 emergency-response exercise.

March 24, 2017

Face of Defense: Army Reservist Doubles as Volunteer Firefighter

Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Bill Coan, 58, who’s also a volunteer fireman working with the Hurffville Fire Company at Station 10-3 in New Jersey, has been recognized for his work as a firefighter multiple times. Coan said being a firefighter brings its own rewards. “Over the years, I’ve delivered babies and that’s great, but when you actually save a life, that’s special.”

Dec. 7, 2016

First Lady Greets Military Families at ‘Toys For Tots’ Event

First Lady Michelle Obama joined military families at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling to sort toys for the Marine Corps Reserve’s “Toys for Tots” program.

March 18, 2016

Officials Announce 30 Finalists for 2016 Employer Support Awards

A DoD office has chosen 30 employers as finalists for the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award for support of National Guard and reserve troops.

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