Category: Military

Mattis Says Operations Against ISIS Will Change in 2018

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis Says Operations Against ISIS Will Change in 2018 WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2017 — The destruction of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s physical caliphate will change the way the coalition will go after the terror group, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told Pentagon reporters here …

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Military December 28, 2017

By ALEXANDRA: The Call of Duty: Soldiers Respond to Deadly Train Derailment On Dec. 18, a brand new commuter train derailed over an interstate highway outside Seattle, plunging from an overpass across multiple traffic lanes, and taking its dozens of terrified passengers with it. A soldier commuting to his early morning shift at Madigan Army …

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Military December 27, 2017

By Air Force 2nd Lt. Jenna Lenski, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing: Deployed Troops Get President’s Christmas Greetings AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar, Dec. 26, 2017 — “I’m thrilled to bring season’s greetings on behalf of the first lady and our entire family and most importantly on behalf of the American people,” President Donald J. Trump …

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Military December 24, 2017

Carol of the Bells WASHINGTON — Bands from the armed services perform “Carol of the Bells.” Featured are service members from the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific, the U.S. Coast Guard Band, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chorale, U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” and the …

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Military December 23, 2017

                                By Annette P. Gomes, U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition: Face of Defense: Soldier Proves Miracles Do Happen ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 22, 2017 — Army Sgt. Aaron Averre is a walking, talking miracle. Shortly before Christmas in 2016, he …

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Military December 21, 2017

By Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Nathan Reyes, Marine Corps Installations East: Face of Defense: Marine Springs Into Action to Help Accident Victim CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., Dec. 20, 2017 — Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Spenser Preston, a quick-thinking Ground Supply School student, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal during a ceremony at Camp Johnson …

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Military December 19, 2017

Thank you Air Force Airman 1st Class William Hart Pitsenbarger By Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jen S. Martinez, Defense Media Activity: Pararescueman Refuses to Evacuate, Gives Life to Save Injured Comrades in Vietnam A common theme for all those who receive the Medal of Honor is that they’re selfless beyond comprehension – that they often …

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What We Learn From History To Overcome The Toughest Of Challenges

What We Learn From History To Overcome The Toughest Of Challenges Brian Lee One of the most raw and intensely emotional documentary which showcases human perseverance, and the ability of one to overcome overwhelming atrocities. Prisoner Number A26188: Henia Bryer is a film that provides great insight of how, even at the edge, one’s spirit …

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Military December 18, 2017

By Yolanda R. Arrington DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Astronaut Explains How Army Career Rocketed Him into Space Retired Col. Mark Vande Hei recently left the earth for a six-month mission on the International Space Station. Screenshot: U.S. Army Could it be the coolest job in the military? Mark Vande Hei thinks so. This retired …

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Military December 16, 2017

By Katie Lange Defense Media Activity: When Everything Went Wrong, This F-16 Pilot Did Everything Right Imagine you’re an F-16 pilot, and your plane goes into catastrophic failure minutes after takeoff, right over heavily populated Washington, D.C. That’s a nightmare scenario one D.C. Air National Guard pilot went through last spring – one that ended …

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