The crew of the USCG Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) was requested to rescue/recover the Antarctic Chieftain, a 207-foot Australian-flagged fishing vessel with 26 people aboard, beset in ice approximately 900 miles northeast of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica on Feb. 10, 2015. The Antarctic Chieftain suffered damage to three of its four propeller blades...
Antarctic Chieftain Rescued
The crew of the USCG Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) was requested to rescue/recover the Antarctic Chieftain, a 207-foot Australian-flagged fishing vessel with 26 people aboard, beset in ice approximately 900 miles northeast of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica on Feb. 10, 2015. The Antarctic Chieftain suffered damage to three of its four propeller blades when it became stuck in the ice lost its ability...
Massachusetts Snow Relief
The Massachusetts National Guard has been activated to assist with the State of Emergency regarding snow relief to assist towns and communities with snow removal, fire hydrant clearing and ensuring roads are passable for emergency equipment and responders.
National African American
February is National African American History Month, a time during which we honor the many contributions made to our country by African Americans. Keep up with how the military is honoring African American History Month by subscribing to this feature page. The news, videos and images also highlight the past and present military service of African Americans.
January 2015 Northeast
National Guard units in several states were ordered to duty to assist emergency management efforts after a blizzard affected the Northeast Jan. 26-27, 2015.
U.S. 7th Fleet Support to
USS Sampson (DDG 102) and USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) are supporting Indonesian-led efforts to locate Air Asia Flight QZ8501. Sampson, a guided-missile destroyer, joined the effort on Dec. 30, followed by the littoral combat ship Fort Worth on Jan. 3.
Freedom's Sentinel - Freedom's Sentinel, the follow-on to Enduring Freedom, is the continuing U.S. effort to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces as well as conduct counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan.
U.S. Central Command - Disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al-Qaeda and its extremist allies and to set conditions in Afghanistan to prevent reestablishment of trans-national extremist sanctuaries
Combined Resolve III is a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise designed to train the U.S. Army’s European Rotational Force - the 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division - alongside more than 4,000 allies and partners from 18 European countries as part of a decisive action training environment to execute unified land operations against a complex threat.
Kowari is an Australian army-hosted survival skills exercise designed to increase defense cooperation between forces from the U.S. (Army and Marine), Australia and China (PLA /PLN).
JTF-Bravo conducts joint, combined, special and interagency operations and supports contingency operations throughout the assigned geographical area in order to enhance theater-wide operational security and reinforce regional cooperation.
On Oct. 19, U.S. Army North began planning to train 30 military medical personnel to support a potential request to support civil authorities in responding to Ebola cases in the United States.
DOD’s initial response to the Ebola outbreak began in late September, when the Department of Defense deployed about 4,000 troops to West Africa in support of United States Agency for International...
Held every October in Washington, D.C., the AUSA Annual Meeting is the largest landpower exposition and professional development forum in North America. The Annual Meeting consists of informative presentations, panel discussions on pertinent military and national security subjects, workshops and important AUSA business meetings.
Pacific Horizon 2015 is a scenario-driven, simulation supported crisis response exercise designed to improve 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade's (1st MEB) and Expeditionary Strike Group 3's (ESG-3) interoperability and strengthen Navy-Marine Corps relationships by conducting an in-stream Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) offload of equipment, by providing host country civil-military security...
Steppe Eagle is an annual, multi-lateral military exercise which focuses on peacekeeping and peace support operations. The exercise involves military participants from several countries, including Kazakhstan, Great Britain, and the United States of America. This exercise is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication by the Kazakhstani Air Mobile Forces and is a testament to their...