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Maintenance Airmen Build Bombs, Prepare to Deploy

Maintenance airmen participated in a combat munitions training here Jan. 8-11 to train in building a joint direct attack munition and improving their readiness to perform in a deployed environment.

SOP newswire3Guardsmen Celebrate Heritage at Latino Festival - With the smell of paella and the sounds of Brazilian music floating through the air, hundreds of civilians, service members and veterans gathered to honor their Hispanic heritage at the Latino Heritage Festival in Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. 26-27.
SOP newswire3An Hispanic Family`s Long Commitment to the Nation - The contributions of the Hispanic community to the U.S. military are ingrained in our culture and have had significant impacts in strengthening diversity across the service branches.
SOP newswire3Defense Health Agency Helps Wounded Warriors Obtain Best Care - The Defense Health Agency gained its full operational capability on Oct. 1, which may appear to be just a plans and policy change, but it`s making a real difference in care for warfighters.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Airman Pushes Her Limits One Step at a Time - Running a half marathon is no easy feat. Training and preparations include weight training, proper nutrition and hydration.
SOP newswire3Soldier Employs Language Skills to Build Bridges - The language skills of one soldier assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team`s Dog Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, have helped to build a unique connection between U.S. and Lithuanian service members.
SOP newswire3First All-Female Honor Flight Gets Hero's Welcome in Washington - Female veterans, trailblazers who served in the military decades ago, received a hero's welcome yesterday after arriving in the nation's capital on the first all-female honor flight.
SOP newswire3Joy of Motocross Keeps Airman Stress-Free - Flying at 70 mph isn't a big deal to many people, but when that involves flying 140 feet in the air at high speeds on a 250 pound, two-wheeled vehicle without wings, life can become exciting.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Like Mother, Like Daughter - When Air Force Senior Airman Kara Watts was a college student and searching for inspiration, she said she only had to look as far as her mother's military service.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Welcomes Navy's New Top Officer - The Navy's new top officer will build the force of the future, and continue the work of his predecessor in advancing the sophisticated fighting force, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today.
SOP newswire3Senior Pentagon Leaders Honor POW/MIA Sacrifices During National Recognition Day - Never forget our POW/MIA heroes!
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Airman Finds Calling by Helping Others - Is this the job for me? Did I pick the right career field? Those are questions many airmen ask themselves throughout their Air Force careers.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Wounded Warriors Find Healing in Hobbies - Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Matthew L. Slade is not a professional photographer. If he wanted to take a photo three months ago, he used his cell phone. Despite no prior formal photography training, Slade now looks every bit the professional.
SOP newswire3Rogers Outlines Cyber Challenges Facing DoD, U.S. - The commander of U.S. Cyber Command described the role of deterrence in the cyber world, the problems of defending against cyber enemies, and operationalizing " cyber capabilities in the Defense Department during a discussion at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars last night.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Seeing Double - Driving through the gates at Andersen Air Force Base, someone could easily mistake the two airmen that stand guard there, and it`s easy to see why.
SOP newswire3DoD Team Surveys Charleston Site for Guantanamo Prisoner Transfer - A Defense Department assessment team is surveying Joint Base Charleston`s Navy Consolidated Brig in South Carolina as a potential prison to house detainees after the wartime prison at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, closes.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Addresses Legion Convention on Force of Future - The desire to defend those who defend the nation shaped Defense Secretary Ash Carter`s commitments to the force, a national security strategy that meets this century`s needs and plans for the force of the future -- where innovation and technology are pillars of American strength -- he said today at the 97th American Legion National Convention in Baltimore
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Airman Author Brings Fictional, Real Heroes to Life - Air Force Senior Airman Brian McLean is the author of such stories. He is also, in his own way, the hero.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Coast Guardsman Pursues Passion for Photography - Striving for balance, Coast Guardsmen pursue passions while preserving devotion to duty. A rescue swimmer in South Jersey spends his off-duty time photographing professional mixed martial arts competitors.
SOP newswire3'I Will Wait` Tells Stories of Generations of Military Spouses - America sends its sons and daughters to war, and a new play titled I Will Wait looks at the effect of these deployments across the generations.
SOP newswire3Northern Command Applies Lessons Katrina Taught - In 2005, Hurricane Katrina rocked the nation`s complacency in how it would face a major disaster.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Pilot for a Day - Six-year-old Declan Alexander was recently honored as a Swamp Fox Pilot for a Day by the 169th Fighter Wing here, receiving a hero's welcome from the moment he arrived on base.
SOP newswire3Defense Officials Praise Troops' Actions in Train Attack - In a statement released today, Defense Secretary Ash Carter praised three Americans for their actions yesterday on a train outside of Brussels, Belgium.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Congratulates Female Army Ranger School Graduates - The women who passed through the Army`s elite leadership proving ground are trailblazers, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: 10th Mountain Gets First Female Brigadier - Army Col. Diana Holland, the 10th Mountain Division`s deputy commander for support, was promoted to brigadier general and became the first woman to serve as deputy commanding general in any Army light infantry division during a July 29 ceremony here.
SOP newswire3Women Complete Swamp Phase, Earn Army Ranger Tab - The U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence announced yesterday that 96 soldiers, including two women, met the standards of the Swamp Phase and will graduate from the Ranger Course Aug. 21.
SOP newswire3Dempsey, Basketball Luminaries Give Nellis Airmen Master Class in Leadership - About a thousand airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, received a master class in leadership from three proven leaders Thursday.
SOP newswire3Ground Forces Must Never, Ever Fail, New Army Chief Says - Freedom in America requires a continuing commitment to maintaining strong, equipped, well-led and well-trained ground forces, the newest chief of staff of the Army said today.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Air Force Senior NCO Celebrates Her Career - If my peers from high school could see me now, they would be shocked, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Tracey House said.
SOP newswire3Army Reserve Chief Calls for Budget Flexibility - The chief of the Army Reserve understands that the U.S. deficit is a threat to national security, but says the component needs flexibility from Congress to spend what money it gets more effectively.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Wounded Soldier Receives Honors at Fort Hood Ceremony - Almost eight months after he was wounded in Afghanistan, Army Spc. Gilbert Frazier accepted the medals he earned at his home station here surrounded by his brothers-in-arms and his wife.
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