Remembering the first American casualties of World War I

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Courtesy of Susan Sacharski 100 years later: Remembering the first American casualties of World War I It was a warm Sunday afternoon on May 20, 1917, as nurses and doctors of Chicago’s Base Hospital Unit No. 12 gathered on deck of the U.S.S. Mongolia to watch Navy gunners conduct target practice. Laura…

‘Military Brat:’ Do You Know Where The Term Comes From?

Courtesy of Katie Lange We’ve all heard the term “military brat” before. It pertains to those children who grew up in military families. “Brats” wear the name like a badge of honor, often because of the moves, stressors and cultural experiences that make them more resilient than their civilian counterparts. Lily, daughter…

California National Guard mobilizes with other assets in dam emergency

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Courtesy of Terri Moon Cronk The California National Guard had about 1,880 Soldiers and Airmen on duty Tuesday to assist in operations surrounding the failing Oroville dam in the northern part of the state, according to the National Guard Bureau. “The dam is failing, and evacuation orders have been given to…

AF responds to hiring freeze

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Courtesy of Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs The Air Force is working with the Defense Department to provide additional guidance on the federal civilian hiring freeze implemented Jan. 23. According to the official memorandum, the hiring freeze applies to all executive departments and agencies regardless of the sources of…

Face of Defense: Injured Airman Recovers, Deploys to Afghanistan

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Courtesy of Air Force Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Jan. 19, 2017 — “Being here, you get treated like a normal person. Not like an amputee. Not like an injured guy,” said Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jason Caswell, as he added more 45-pound plates to his barbell. Tech. Sgt.…

Army flies ‘hoverbike’ prototype

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Courtesy of David McNally, ARL Public Affairs ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — The Army Research Laboratory and industry partners demonstrated the flying capabilities of a unique rectangular-shaped quadcopter during a visit from Department of Defense officials Jan. 10. Dr. William Roper, director of the Strategic Capabilities Office at the Office of…

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