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Airman Rescues Two Swimmers Memorial Day Weekend

Posted by Rebecca on May 29, 2015 12:37:09 PM

By Staff Sgt. Veronica Montes, 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

Memorial Day weekend is a time when many reflect and remember heroes, yet this Memorial Day weekend, an Airman here became one.

It was a normal sunny day on May 22 and Airman 1st Class Jonah Myers, a 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, was swimming on the edge of the Spokane River with some of his peers when he heard screams coming from the rough waters in the river's center.

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Topics: Military Heroes, Servicemember Spotlight

National Guard Responds to Floods in Texas, Oklahoma

Posted by Rebecca on May 28, 2015 2:51:00 PM

By Army Capt. Martha Nigrelle
Texas National Guard

GRANBURY, Texas, May 28, 2015 – Texas National Guard engineers rescued three people here May 26, and searchers continue hunting for survivors and victims of raging flood waters.

Working with local and state first responders, Texas Guard members spent the Memorial Day weekend responding to calls for help all over Texas as heavy rain pounded the region.

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Topics: National Guard News, Military Heroes, Reserve/National Guard Members, Military Units

Obama, Stoltenberg Discuss NATO Meeting Highlights

Posted by Rebecca on May 27, 2015 12:28:54 PM

By Cheryl Pellerin
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

President Barack Obama and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed critical issues being addressed by the alliance during a press briefing here [in Washington] [May 26] after a bilateral meeting at the White House.

In what Obama called a “challenging and important time for NATO,” the two discussed Ukraine, NATO’s role in addressing global challenges, the way forward in Afghanistan and more this afternoon at the White House.

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Topics: Military News

First Brigade Commander Explains Mission in Iraq

Posted by Rebecca on May 26, 2015 12:14:00 PM

By David Vergun

It is not supposed to be easy, said a brigade commander, who returned two months ago from Iraq. The "Army Operating Concept," or AOC, even says so in the latter part of its title: "Win in a Complex World."

Describing how it is done was 1st Infantry Division's 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, or 1st ABCT, commander, Col. John Reynolds III. He spoke during a media roundtable at the Pentagon, May 21.

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Topics: Military News, Iraq, Deployment, Military Units

Missing Soldiers Accounted For, Memorial Day Message

Posted by Rebecca on May 25, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Missing World War II Soldier Accounted For

DoD News, Defense Media Activity

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced [5/22/15] that the remains of a missing World War II U.S. serviceman have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors, according to a DoD news release.

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Topics: Military History, Military Heroes

Soldiers Conduct 'Flags In' at Arlington Cemetery Before Memorial Day

Posted by Rebecca on May 22, 2015 3:50:39 PM

By J.D. Leipold

After a long, unseasonably cold and wet day of conducting burial services, about 1,000 Old Guard Soldiers made their way across the soggy hills and flats that make up Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, to place miniature flags in front of each grave marker, May 21.

Since 1948, the Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, have conducted the tradition of Flags In a few days before Memorial Day to honor and remember those who served in the Armed Forces and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Topics: Military History, Military Heroes, Military Units

Clemson University Research Project Preserves Veterans' Stories

Posted by Rebecca on May 21, 2015 12:09:08 PM

By Sgt. Ken Scar, 10031

Expect to be impressed when you meet a Marine, but when that Marine is a 95 year-old Pearl Harbor survivor who challenges you to a pull-up contest, prepare to be blown away. 

This is one of many things Clemson University student Will Hines of Spartanburg has learned in conducting the Veterans Project, an ongoing undergraduate research project to collect and preserve the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations can hear those stories directly from the men and women who lived them.

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Topics: Military History, Military Heroes

The Department of the Navy Launches the "Hatch" Crowdsourcing

Posted by Rebecca on May 20, 2015 12:33:59 PM

From Department of the Navy Innovation Public Affairs

The Department of the Navy (DON) launched its crowdsourced ideation platform, the "Hatch," May 20.

The launch of the Hatch is part of the initiative to build a DON Naval Innovation Network (NIN).

The Hatch is an accessible, virtual collaboration forum where innovators can submit their creative ideas for improving the DON. In the Hatch, ideas can be refined through crowdsourcing and further developed by local innovators and subject matter experts.

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Topics: Military News, Military Branches

Reconnaissance Marines Compete for Their Fallen Brothers

Posted by Rebecca on May 19, 2015 12:32:00 PM

By Cpl. Eric Keenan, Defense Media Activity

Waves from an eight-foot swell slam the strip of rocks lining the beach. The darkness of the early morning Pacific Ocean is abruptly broken by the glimmer of scattered green glow sticks as reconnaissance Marines equipped with rifles, 45-pound packs and wet-suits begin to vigorously fight the surf as they make their way back ashore on San Onofre Beach.

Without hesitation, the Marines hit the beach, find their teammate and start running in two-man teams to their next objective. 

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Topics: Military Branches, Military Heroes

Guard Members Commemorate Liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp

Posted by Rebecca on May 18, 2015 11:48:43 AM

By Capt Kinder Blacke | 140th Wing Public Affairs

Senior leaders from the Colorado and Oklahoma National Guard travelled recently to Munich, Germany, in honor of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp at the end of World War II.

Dachau was the first concentration camp set up by the National Socialists, more commonly known as the Nazis, prior to World War II, and served as a model for all later concentration camps. In its 12 years of existence, more than 200,000 people from throughout Europe were imprisoned there and over 41,500 were murdered prior to its liberation on April 29, 1945.

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Topics: Military History, National Guard News, Reserve/National Guard Members

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