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Combined Force Arrests Taliban Weapons Dealer

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2012 – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban weapons dealer and detained two suspected insurgents...

Air Force Capt. Francis Obuseh looks on as a Botwana Defense Force soldier counsels males before they undergo safe male circumcisions at a humanitarian civilian assistance clinic in the tiny village of Monwane during Southern Accord 12 in Botswana. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lausanne Morgan

U.S. Medics Support Botswana HIV Prevention Efforts

THEBEPHATSHWA AIR BASE, Botswana, Aug. 14, 2012 – A U.S. military medical team here for the Southern Accord 12 exercise is helping the Botswana...

Zurriana Lester, 2, waves a U.S. flag to cheer on her father, Army World Class Athlete Program's Spc. Justin Lester, as he competes in Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling at ExCel Centre in London, Aug. 7, 2012. Her mother, Staci Lester, holds Zurriana, and to her left is Al McIntosh, who coached Lester in wrestling when he was 10 years old in Akron, Ohio. U.S. Army photo by Gary Sheftick

Families, Friends Support Military Olympians

LONDON, Aug. 14, 2012 – U.S. military athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games closing ceremony the night of Aug. 12 had more than just fans...

Navy Lt. Dan Mitzner, right, discusses combat direction center operations with Cmdr. Ajay Daniel Theophilus, center, and Lt. Cmdr. Madhavdas Ravikant, left, of the Indian navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Indian Ocean, April 10, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Evans

Pacom Works to Advance U.S.-India Strategic Partnership

CAMP SMITH, Hawaii, Aug. 14, 2012 – As U.S. Pacific Command strives to build stronger alliances and partnerships across the Asia-Pacific region,...

Educating yourself on student aid

Hello Military Community,

Over the next couple of weeks I will be providing information and resources about the educational benefits for...

Air Force Instruction 1-1, Air Force Standards, was signed and certified recently. In a single document, the instruction conveniently summarizes the expected standards of conduct for uniformed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Sylvia Saab)

New instruction puts spotlight on standards, culture

8/13/2012 - JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AFNS) -- When referencing fundamental standards, Airmen now have a single source: Air Force Instruction 1-1,...

Navy Lt. Theresa Donnelly spends time with her 12-year-old boxer, Fiona. Donnelly helps other military families find pet-friendly housing. Courtesy photo

Family Matters Blog: Sailor offers tips for moving with pets

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2012 – Guest blogger Navy Lt. Theresa Donnelly is the owner of Hawaii Military Pets, a volunteer online resource for military...

Will Thomas, 13, of McLean, Va., has used his passion for shooting baskets to raise money for survivors of special operations service members killed in an Aug. 6, 2011, helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Courtesy photo

Virginia teen’s ‘Operation Hawkeye’ pays tribute to 30 fallen troops

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2012 – One of the most tragic moments of the war in Afghanistan has inspired an American teenager to honor the memory of 30...

George Little, Pentagon Press Secretary

U.S. hopes Egyptian civilian, military leaders work together

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2012 – U.S. defense officials were expecting Egypt’s new president to name his own defense team and hope civilian and...

Army Spc. Dennis Bowsher, Modern Pentathlon, Men’s Modern Pentathlon

Army Athlete Finishes 32nd in Olympic Modern Pentathlon

LONDON, Aug. 13, 2012 – Spc. Dennis Bowsher of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program finished 32nd here Aug. 11 in the Olympic men’s modern...

Forest Service Requests More Aircraft for Firefighting Operations

CHEYENNE, Wyo., Aug. 13, 2012 – More forest fires in the western United States have prompted the U.S. Forest Service to call in two additional C-...

Army Sgt. John Nunn, USA Track and Field, Athletics, Men’s 50m Race Walk

Soldier Finishes 43rd in Olympic 50-kilometer Race Walk

LONDON, Aug. 13, 2012 – Army Staff Sgt. John Nunn finished 43rd in the Olympic 50-kilometer race walk Aug. 11 with a personal-best time of 4 hours...

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