Shining a light on military caregivers

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Heroes helping heroes: Shining a light on military caregivers “You’re sitting at home one night and get a phone call that your husband is being medevaced and he’s coming home. They said it was for spinal injuries,” recalled Mandy Spooneybarger, 36, caregiver to her husband, Charles, an Army veteran. “You…

McCain’s Life Celebrated at Washington National Cathedral

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Courtesy of  Terri Moon Cronk  The nation bid farewell to Arizona Sen. John S. McCain III — former Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, war hero and Vietnam prisoner of war — in a patriotic and emotional service today at the Washington National Cathedral. McCain lost his battle with brain cancer…

Military Week in Photos

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This week’s photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.   Focused Finish Team Marine Corps veteran Staff Sgt. Danielle Pothoof finishes the 100 meter dash during the 2018 Warrior…

U.S. Marines, British Commandos Train Together at Exercise Red Dagger

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Courtesy of Marine Corps Sgt. Melanie A. Wolf Marine Forces Reserve, Marines with 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, are partnering with British army engineers from the 131 Commando Squadron during Exercise Red Dagger that began here May 12. Marine Corps Sgt. Travis J. Ganong, assigned to Engineer…

Air Force Rotary-Wing Aviator: ‘The Ma’am Behind the Mustache’

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Courtesy of Air Force 2nd Lt. Jenna Lenski 455th Air Expeditionary Wing In the dark of night in Afghanistan, a pilot gathers all the gear required for an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter training mission: medical kit, survival vest, night-vision goggles and sidearm. Excitement fills the air as the engines start, but the…

How to Follow Army Football at Air Force

  WEST POINT, N.Y. – When the Army West Point football team renews its rivalry with Air Force Saturday, fans from around the world will have a number of options to follow the action live. The CBS Sports Network and the Army Sports Network highlight the choices. CBS Sports Network will carry…

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Courtesy of DoD SOUTHWEST ASIA, Nov. 3, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 13 strikes consisting of 15 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results…

Navy Committed to Correcting Mistakes That Led to Collisions

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Story courtesy of Jim Garamone DoD News   WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2017 — The chief of Naval Operations said today that the collisions in the Pacific that killed 10 sailors aboard the USS Fitzgerald and seven sailors aboard the USS McCain were entirely preventable, and the service is committed to correcting…

Guard Soldier Builds Targets in Romania

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Courtesy of  Colin Cutler, For Army Spc. Alvin Stevens, building targets at a tank range in Romania is a far cry from his previous assignment to Kandahar, Afghanistan. “There’s a lot more green, and the shepherds here aren’t making phone calls to the Taliban,” he said. Army Spc. Alvin Stevens pours…

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