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  • Christmas Drop
    Posted by Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis on December 15, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Parachutes bearing packages descend over Murilo Atoll in the Micronesian state of Chuuk, Dec. 15, 2017, after being dropped from an Air Force C-130 aircraft during Operation Christmas Drop 2017. Over the course of 12 days, crews will airdrop donated food, supplies, educational materials and tools to 56 islands throughout the Marianas Islands, Micronesia and Palau. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis […]

  • Orange Onslaught
    Posted by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Carzis on December 14, 2017 at 12:00 am

    A California Air National Guard C-130J Hercules drops fire retardant over the hills above Santa Barbara, Calif., Dec. 13, 2017, while helping fight the Thomas Fire. The aircraft is assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Nieko Carzis […]

  • U.N. Violations
    Posted by EJ Hersom on December 14, 2017 at 12:00 am

    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley discusses evidence of Iran’s destabilizing activities in the Middle East and Iran’s effort to cover up continued violations of U.N. resolutions during a news conference at Joint Base Anacostia-Boling in Washington, D.C., Dec. 14, 2017. DoD photo by EJ Hersom […]

  • Propeller Prep
    Posted by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka on December 13, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kenji Wada performs a preflight inspection on a propeller of a Japanese C-130H Hercules at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 13, 2017, during Operation Christmas Drop. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka […]

  • Fragmentation Fire
    Posted by Senior Airman Curtis Beach on December 12, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Soldiers take cover while conducting live-fire training with fragmentation grenades at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2017. The soldiers are paratroopers assigned to the 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Curt Beac […]

  • Heat Exchanger Maintenance
    Posted by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jessica L. Dowell on December 12, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Megan Rowland performs heat exchanger maintenance aboard the dock landing ship USS Oak Hill in the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 12, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jessica L. Dow […]

  • Search and Seizure
    Posted by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Turner on December 12, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class John Garcia drives a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise with the Armed Forces of Malta Maritime Squadron in the Mediterranean Sea, Dec. 12, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Turner […]

  • Fuel Fire Exercise
    Posted by Sgt. Colin Broadstone on December 12, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Marine Corps firefighters use P-19 fire trucks to extinguish a fuel fire during a controlled burn exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Dec. 12, 2017. Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting conducted the training to be greater familiarized with firefighting vehicles, controls, rescue equipment and the actions to follow in the event of an aircraft emergency. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Colin Broadston […]

  • Human Rights
    Posted by Raymond Sarracino on December 12, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Senator Marco Rubio, left, shares a laugh with Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, U.S. Southern Command commander, during a presentation at the Southcom-sponsored 20th Human Rights Initiative Conference in Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 2017. The conference commemorates two decades of the Human Rights Inititiative, and a close partnership with civil and military authorities in the region. Southern Command photo by Raymond Sarracino […]

  • Darling Dancers
    Posted by Sgt. 1st Class Teddy Wade on December 12, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Children from the Soles Sidekicks ballet dancers perform with the Army Materiel Command's band during a holiday concert at the Thurber Arts Center in Huntsville, Ala., Dec. 12, 2017. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Teddy Wad […]