National Guard leaders send letter to object Air Guard budget cuts

BISMARCK, N.D. – All 54 state and territory adjutants general of the nation’s National Guard have unanimously approved a letter to be sent to Capitol Hill, joining Gov. Jack Dalrymple and 48 other governors that…

Camp gives children taste of soldier life

FORT CARSON, Colo. – Camouflage paint, physical readiness training, radio communication, night vision goggles – it’s all in a day’s work for soldiers, but it was a brand new experience for their children Saturday.The Jr….

LA, LA, do you read?

Karen Tongson, associate professor of English and gender studies at USC Dornsife, participates in the panel discussion “Queer L.A.: Culture, Art and Activism.” “Combining these two images, Snow White and a glass coffin is so…

10-year anniversary of BRAC remembered by those who lived it

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas – More than 10 years ago, on Sept. 15, 2005, President George W. Bush signed a letter approving the Base Realignment and Closure Commission’s recommendations.In the beginning, the 2005 BRAC…

Afghan police open new district headquarters in Parwan

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan and coalition forces celebrated the opening of the new Afghan National Police Headquarters in Surkhi Parsa District, Parwan province Jan. 27. There were many obstacles to the construction and completion of…

Bellators clear pathways into local community

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Soldiers and family members from the 46th Aviation Support Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, assisted the University Place community by building trails in a local park, March 23. The volunteers from…

Japanese artist gifts painting, gratitude to GW Sailors

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Clemente A. LynchYOKOSUKA, Japan – Takashi Shima, a Japanese painter and photographer from Wakayama Prefecture, visited Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and presented a watercolor painting to…

Enroute critical care nurses save lives in Afghanistan

BAGRAM, Afghanistan – As they all sit around the picnic table playing board games, ping pong or just sitting around getting to know each other waiting on that unwanted call, they all drop what their…

Chaplains distribute coffee to Combat Center

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – Coffee comes from many places around the world and is the beverage of choice for many people to get their mornings started. For service members,…

Airpower Summary for December 17, 2009

SOUTHWEST ASIA — Coalition airpower integrated with ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in the following operations, Dec. 17, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials.Air Operations…