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Aircraft Relocated in Preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2012 – Pentagon officials say the military has moved aircraft out of the way of the possible path of Tropical Storm Isaac....

Vice Adm. Michelle Janine Howard

Navy Promotes First African-American Female Three-Star Officer

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Vice Adm. Michelle Janine Howard has been a trail-blazer throughout her entire career. She was the first African-American...

Finwe Wiendenhoeft, 9, cooks barbeque cheddar chickpea burgers in her southwest Wisconsin home. The recipe she developed with her mother won them seats at the first White House Kids' State Dinner, Aug. 20, 2012. Courtesy photo

Family Matters Blog: Military-connected girl’s recipe lands on White House plates

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2012 – Finwe Wiendenhoeft is a military-connected kid living the kind of healthy lifestyle First Lady Michelle Obama...

Lieutenant General Robert E. Schmidle, Jr., Deputy Commandant for Aviation

Marines Apply Lessons from MV-22 Crash Throughout Force

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2012 – Pilots from throughout the Marine Corps are already applying lessons learned from the investigation of an MV-22 Osprey...

Army Gen. Carter Ham, commander of U.S. Africa Command, speaks with officials from the Botswana Defense Force and observers from several African countries during Southern Accord 12, Aug. 16, 2012. Ham encouraged the observers participate in future exercises as he strives to introduce more multilateral exercises in Africa. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chad Thompson

Ham Looks Toward More Multilateral Exercises in Africa

THEBEPHATSHWA AIR BASE, Botswana, Aug. 17, 2012 – Wrapping up one of the largest bilateral exercises ever on the African continent, the commander...

Staff Sgt. Terrell Moorer (left), 529th Regimental Support Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), leads Staff Sgt. Patrick Hallin a shuffle drill during physical fitness training Aug. 16 at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Moorer, a two-season All-Army Basketball player, uses the shuffle drill to help soldiers work on their agility. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Garcia

Face of Defense: Lessons Learned on Court Help NCO Lead Soldiers

JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va., Aug. 17, 2012 – He initially joined the Army in hopes of one day playing for the all-Army men’s basketball...

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, conducts a town hall with members of the Minnesota National Guard in Rosemount, Minn., Aug. 16, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen

Dempsey: Transition in Military Uncomfortable but Necessary

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2012 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the military must undergo three transitions in the coming years, with...

Combined Force Arrests Taliban Leader, Seizes Weapons, Drugs

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 17, 2012 – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in the Alisheng district of Laghman province...

Combined Force Arrests Taliban Weapons, Explosives Dealer

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 15, 2012 – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban weapons dealer in the Sangin district of Afghanistan...

Marine Corps Cpl. Aaron Bohlen helps a Botswanan soldier fire a non-lethal weapon at a range at Thebephatshwa Air Base, Botswana, during Southern Accord 12. DOD photo by Donna Miles

U.S. Marines, Soldiers Share Tactics With Botswanan Troops

THEBEPHATSHWA AIR BASE, Botswana, Aug. 15, 2012 – Marine Cpl. Kyle Swanson watched as soldiers from the Botswanan Defense Force engaged targets...

Sharon E. Burke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs

Report Details Military’s Energy Investments

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2012 – In the second report of its kind, a top DOD official has certified that the Defense Department’s proposed 2013-2017...

Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Proffitt recently pulled a young girl from the ocean after a riptide pulled her out too far at Sullivan's Island, S.C. Proffitt faced another life-saving moment when he saved a co-worker who was choking on a turkey sandwich. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tom Brading

Face of Defense: Airman Saves Little Girl at Beach

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 15, 2012 – Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Proffitt reacted quickly at the beach to save the life of a drowning...

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