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Aug. 29, 2018

Reporter for a Day: Military-Raised Students See What It’s Like

Two student journalists had the opportunity to meet and interview Department of Defense communicators and leaders in the military education community to experience firsthand what it’s like to be a reporter for a day at the Military Child Education Coalition’s National Training Seminar in Washington, D.C.

Aug. 28, 2018

Army Researchers Develop Tasty & Healthy Performance Bar

Army researchers took on the challenge of creating an innovative but tasty way to keep soldiers ready to train and fight. The result? The Performance Readiness Bar.

Aug. 27, 2018

Soldier Orders Unit to Fire Artillery at Him, Approaching Enemy

Having massive amounts of artillery land all around you must be terrifying, but for Army 2nd Lt. Lee Hartell, it didn’t keep him from doing his job in Korea.

Aug. 23, 2018

Acquisition Career Management in 4th Estate

More than defense agencies and field activities known as the 4th Estate are critical to military services, and there’s an office dedicated to supporting their acquisition careers.

Aug. 23, 2018

'No Room for Error’: That’s How These PJs Remember the Thai Cave Rescue

Two U.S. Air Force pararescuemen played important roles in the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach after they got trapped in a Thailand cave in June.

Aug. 22, 2018

Chaplain's Special Assignment Offered Change of Pace, Perspective

Looking for a career change? In the military, there's always a chance you can try out something completely different.

Aug. 22, 2018

Navy ROTC Scholarships Create New Opportunities

Affording higher education can be really tough. A Defense Department intern explains how she made it happen with a Naval ROTC scholarship.

Aug. 20, 2018

Silver Star Recipient: It's Not About Awards; It's About People

Utah Army National Guard Maj. Tyler Jensen earned a Silver Star for his actions in Afghanistan. Here's what he thinks about being honored for valor.

Aug. 20, 2018

Fallen Airman Earning Medal of Honor Was Top Performer, Tenacious Fighter

Air Force Tech Sgt. John Chapman lost his life trying to save others in Afghanistan in 2002. His final act will be awarded this week with the nations highest military honor.

Aug. 17, 2018

You Can Take a Tour of the Pentagon

Some of the world’s biggest VIPs walk through the doors of the Pentagon. Did you know you could, too?