NATICK, Mass. Wearable technologies may provide U.S. Soldiers with on-the-move, portable energy and reduce the weight of gear they carry into combat.
ELMA The abandoned cooling towers at the Satsop Business Park were the backdrop for an unusual drama played out Nov. 12. What started out as a quiet, cold morning heated up when Soldiers moved in and began battling insurgents.
Anyone who has had a car break down on the side of the road can attest to how important mechanics are.
CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan Hundreds of U.S. Army Soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members headed for the mountains to defend sovereign territory and defeat a fictional enemy during a simulated combat field training exercise, Nov 3-5.
Cold, constant rain could not put out the competitive fire of the Iron Dragon Soldiers during a multi-event team leadership and warrior task challenge at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Oct. 30.
CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan Patriot snipers work with Japanese counterparts during Operation Orient Shield 14
CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan JBLM-based Soldiers finish an 11-day exercise with allied counterparts in Japan.
CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan U.S. snipers train in Japan exercise
CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. Twenty-one Airmen from around the Air Force were put to the test both physically and mentally in their pursuits to attend the U.S. Army Ranger school during the Ranger Assessment Course (RAC) Oct. 2-16, at Silver Flag Alpha range, Nevada.
YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER Floating easily over the steep mountains of Yakima Training Center, a twin rotor CH-47 Chinook gracefully carries the massive weight of an M777 howitzer cannon and its crew toward their destination. Their mission was to drop in, quickly set up their guns and suppress simulated enemy air defense, allowing infantry units to advance forward with the help of close-air support.
Soldiers of the 673rd Dental Company (Area Support), and the 508th Military Police Battalion, combined their efforts to execute exercise “Saber Wire,” Oct. 21-23, at the Northwestern Joint Regional Correctional Facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan Just south of Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, the 787th Ordnance Company, 3rd Ordn. Bn., out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, has been providing such displays for over a month. Blast after blast, the explosive ordnance disposal technicians have been getting rid of ordnance that is expired or deemed unserviceable.
555th Engr. Bde. conducts helocast training at American Lake as part of its sapper course
NATICK, Mass Body armor has saved countless lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, but an Improved Outer Tactical Vest, or IOTV, that doesn't fit properly can actually hinder a Soldier's performance in combat.
Including the initial military flight into Dakar, Senegal, the Air Force Reserve's 446th Airlift Wing here has flown more than 10 C-17 Globemaster III missions supporting the Ebola control contingency, Operation United Assistance, in Liberia since the end of September.
PUSLATPUR, Indonesia Pvt. Juan Gonzalez, a native of Chicago, Ill., and infantryman assigned to Blackwatch Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division from Joint Base Lewis-Mchord, Wash., has transformed from a high school athlete to a squad automatic weapon gunner in the U.S. Army.
NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND Sailors stationed at this relatively small but picturesque installation received unusual guests Sept. 30. That morning, an Air Force C-17 cargo aircraft landed at the airstrip, and Soldiers and their equipment disembarked.
While the overall threat level remains unchanged, the recent initiation of coalition military action in Iraq and Syria against extremist terrorist groups warrants a renewed emphasis on installation, facility and personal antiterrorism and force protection measures to ensure the safety and security of our DOD components, defense critical infrastructure, personnel, and communities. Be aware of and report instances of:
Female Soldiers from across 7th Infantry Division sweated, learned and bonded during a Sisters in Arms Confidence Course event on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Sept. 19.
Every summer cadets from across the country make an appearance at Army bases around the world. They are second-and third-year cadets who strive to learn as much as they can from the active-duty environment in three short weeks. Tatiana Western, from Olympia, was surprised but excited when she received orders to report to Joint Base Lewis McChord for her Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT), this summer.