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Gold Star Mother's Day to be observed this Sunday

  • 9/22/2017

The last September in Sunday has a special designation many Americans may not be aware of. This year, Sept. 24 will be Gold Star Mother’s Day, a time to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter while serving the United States Armed Forces.

Air Force marks decades of domination, innovation for 70th birthday

  • 9/18/2017

Initially part of theUnited States Army, the U.S. Air Force was formed as a separate branch of the military on Sept. 18, 1947 under theNational Security Act of 1947. Today year marks the 70th anniversary of the branch’s creation. (Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force)

American POWs, MIA remembered with on third Friday of September with vigils, runs

  • 9/15/2017

Bruce Hallberg holds a photo of his brother, Sgt. 1st Class Roger Hallberg, a green beret who went missing during the Vietnam War in March 1967, while his sister, Anne Hallberg, holds a photo of Bruce and Roger and herself when they were children, outside their home in Discovery Bay, California recently. Sgt. Hallberg has been missing for more than 50 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman)

Nation commemorates September 11th terrorist attacks on anniversary

  • 9/12/2017

Yesterday, our U.S. officials, armed forces and civilians across the nation and around the world marked 16 years since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Take a moment to remember those lost but never forgotten in this gallery of images from Americans observing the solemn anniversary.

Special programs make heading back to school easier

  • 9/12/2017

Military families gather school supplies in the Bay Ridge Community Center for a back-to-school event sponsored by Operation Homefront on Aug. 1 on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. More than 4,000 items and 300 backpacks were donated to 120 military families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Humvees out, JLTVs with better suspension and blast protection are in

  • 9/12/2017

A Humvee, left, and a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle stand on display for size comparison at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, recently. Next year, the Army and Marines will begin phasing out Humvees and begin using the JLTVs, which offer superior blast protection,better fuel economy and suspension, and improved network capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Teresa J. Cleveland)

On Friday, we wear red

  • 9/12/2017

This week we salute the U.S. military personnel and first responders who deployed to help those in need after Hurricane Harvey wrought major destruction in Texas.

Subtle, personal mementos provide perpetual Memorial Days

  • 9/12/2017

Austin Williams visits the gravesite of U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher C. Campbell in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. Campbell was one of 30 Americans killed when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, with the call sign Extortion 17, crashed in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)

Joint effort mapping system aims to save time, lives in emergencies

  • 9/12/2017

The National Guard Bureau’s Joint Intelligence Directorate and the Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command have developed the Domestic Operations Awareness and Assessment Response Tool, or DAART, a web-based program that combines mapping data and video feeds from overhead aircraft and satellite imagery. The technology was used last year while soldiers with the California Army National Guard's 578th Brigade Engineer Battalion and 40th Brigade responded to wildfires. (Photo courtesy U.S. Army National Guard)

10 ways women in the military are progressing

  • 9/12/2017

(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman/Released)

For more than two decades, American presidents have commemorated the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

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