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NY National Guard rotor Soldiers are part of Rhode Island's Leapfest competition

Story by SGT Andrew Valenza on 08/09/2019 SOUTH KINGSTON, RHODE ISLAND Military paratroopers competing in the Rhode Island National Guard's annual "Leapfest" competition got to the 1,500 foot starting altitude of their jump thanks to 10 Soldiers and two CH-47s from the New York Army National Guard. The team from
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Comfort Starts Providing Medical Assistance in Panama Following Opening Ceremony

Story by PO3 Maria Llanos on 08/09/2019 COLON, Panama Host nation government officials, partner nation representatives and senior leadership from the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) attended an opening ceremony to mark the beginning of the ship's medical mission in Colon, Panama Aug. 7. The purpose of the missio
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Photo Essay: Grasshopper sparrow at Fort McCoy's Badger Drop Zone

Story by Scott Sturkol on 08/09/2019 A grasshopper sparrow is shown atop a plant in a prairie and grassland area at Badger Drop Zone on July 26, 2019, at Fort McCoy, Wis. The drop zone is a natural habitat for many rare butterflies and grassland species of birds such a
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Photo Essay: Summer 2019 Wildflowers at Fort McCoy

Story by Scott Sturkol on 08/09/2019 Flowers at prairie and grassland areas at are shown at Fort McCoy, Wis., in July 2019. Many areas of the installation offer a natural habitat for many rare butterflies and grassland species of birds and wildflowers. Wildlife management and prairie land management at Fort
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Photo Essay: Wild birds at Fort McCoy

Story by Scott Sturkol on 08/09/2019 Wild birds are shown in various areas at Fort McCoy in July 2019. The installation is home to dozens of species of birds. Wildlife management at Fort McCoy is coordinated by the Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Natural Resources Branch. Located in the
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CVW-5 Conducts Change of Command

Story by PO2 Janweb Marcyn Lagazo on 08/02/2019 PHILIPPINE SEA (August 2, 2019) Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW 5) conducted a change of command aboard the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Aug. 2. Capt. Michael Rovenolt relieved Capt. Forrest Young during an in-flight ceremony over the
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