By Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr | 944th Fighter Wing Public AffairsRead More
Army researcher Quoc Truong wants to fill in the gaps in Soldier protective clothing - literally.
Truong is a physical scientist at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC. He is collaborating with other researchers at NSRDEC, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Triton Systems, Inc., on the technical development of self-healing coatings that contain micro-capsules of healing fluid, which will be used to mend chemical-biological, or CB, protective clothing.
Topics: Military News
BySenior Airman Grace Lee
Today, less than half a percent of Americans serve in the U.S. military and of that number, 14 percent are women. Commonly, war stories are told through the eyes of men and it is rarely illustrated from a woman's perspective.
"The purpose of this presentation is to let students ask questions and become familiar with and educated by these incredible women," said Joseph Brett, Veterans Heritage Project vice president. "The Veterans Heritage Project's mission is to connect students with veterans. Today, we are using film to let veterans tell their stories."
Topics: Servicemember Spotlight
By Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill | National Guard Bureau
The chief of the National Guard Bureau and his senior enlisted advisor agreed there was nowhere they would rather be on Thanksgiving Day than here, serving turkey and fixings to service members.
"Before we came here, one of my sons said, 'You won't be with your family on Thanksgiving'," Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell Brush said. "I told him, "No, that's not true – I'll be with my other family."Read More
DoD News, Defense Media Activity
Defense Secretary Ash Carter yesterday called several U.S. service members taking part in operations around the world to wish them a Happy Thanksgiving, according to a Defense Department news release.
Carter expressed his appreciation for the troops’ service in defending the United States and in supporting America’s allies and partners, the release said.Read More
By Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Lieberknecht | Navy Public Affairs Support Element East
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler Swain, a fire controlman aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Bulkeley, and his family were driving away from a Wells Fargo bank here when they heard police sirens, Nov. 15.
As the family watched, a car moving at approximately 100 mph collided with a truck during a chase involving two police cruisers. The truck flipped into the air and landed on its side, atop a nearby SUV.Read More
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Story by Senior Airman Racheal Watson
Often times Airmen and their families spend the holiday season away from their extended blood relatives.
To keep the sense of spending time with family alive, various groups within the 354th Fighter Wing gathered together across the base in Thanksgiving celebrations Nov. 20.
"When we can't be with blood family, it is important to get together with our Air Force family," said Chief Master Sgt. Jason Petersen, the 354th Communications Squadron chief enlisted manager.
Topics: Military Units
Story by Gary Sheftick
Time is running out to send holiday packages to deployed Soldiers. In fact, Wednesday is the last day to send parcels by the affordable "Space-Available Mail," or SAM, to ensure they reach forward operating bases by Christmas.
The deadline for Parcel Airlift Mail, or PAL, is Dec. 3. For those willing to splurge, Dec. 10 is the deadline for sending packages to most areas by Priority Mail and also for sending letters or cards by First Class Mail.
By Zach Mott | Training Support Center Great Lakes Public Affairs Office
Donating blood is a gift that can have an immediate impact on whether someone lives or dies. For service members at Naval Station Great Lakes, those donations during the past year were celebrated during a luncheon hosted by LifeSource, Nov. 18.Read More