Airmen Operate ‘Flying Ambulances’ for Evacuation Missions

The 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron is one of only two aeromedical evacuation squadrons in the U.S. Central Command area of operations available to remove wounded warriors from the battlefield and ensure they get the medical care they need. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author: Air…

USS Anchorage Participates in NASA’s Orion Mission Test

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage departed from Naval Base San Diego to conduct an underway recovery test in conjunction with NASA off the Southern California coast. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author: Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Natalie Byers, U.S. 3rd Fleet

Face of Defense: Marine Rescues 4 People From Rip Current in Okinawa

Marine Corps 1st Lt. Aaron Cranford, a supply officer with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for saving four divers, including a local Okinawan, who were caught in a rip current during a…

Defense Innovation Board Approves Recommendations at Quarterly Meeting

The Defense Innovation Board – a federal advisory committee encompassing experts in academia, technology and business – approved two recommendations aimed at improving innovation in the Defense Department. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author: Lisa Ferdinando

NATO Military Chiefs Discuss Strategic Environment’s Challenges

Continued change from Afghanistan, confronting Russia and enhancing 360-degree European security highlighted discussions during the NATO Military Committee Meeting in Brussels. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author: Jim Garamone

Maintenance Airmen Build Bombs, Prepare to Deploy

Maintenance airmen participated in a combat munitions training at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, to train in building a joint direct attack munition and improving their readiness to perform in a deployed environment. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author: Air Force Airman Eugene Oliver, Moody Air…

Airmen Brave Mother Nature to Accomplish Maintenance Missions

Aircraft mechanics assigned to the 108th Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, are no strangers to working outdoors in finger-numbing cold or sweltering heat. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author: Air Force Master Sgt. Matt Hecht, New Jersey Air National Guard

Mattis, Canadian Minister Discuss Defense Issues in Vancouver

North Korea, the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, support to Ukraine and other security issues were among the topics Defense Secretary James N. Mattis discussed with the Canadian defense minister. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author: DoD News

Face of Defense: Musical Airman Sets Sights on Future Pursuits

Air Force Staff Sgt. Sheldon A. Williams Jr., a crew chief and aircraft mechanic with the 171st Air Refueling Wing’s maintenance group, pursues his lifelong passion for music while continuing a family legacy of public service.“Music is important to me,” Williams said. “We live it.”…

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