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    • VAW-121 PRs Conduct Maintenance

      VAW-121 PRs Conduct Maintenance

      Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Elesia K Patten   |   Carrier Strike Group 11   |   10.09.2017

      ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 4, 2017) Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2nd Class William Lane, from Rutherfordton, N.C., assigned to the “Bluetails” of Carrier Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121, performs maintenance on a CMU-36 survival vest in the parachute rigger shop aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is currently deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of......
      Hometown: Rutherfordton, NC

    • Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

      Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

      Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Lindahl   |   Commander, Naval Air Forces   |   09.03.2017

      SILSBEE, Texas (Sept. 2, 2017) – Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class John Hardin, a native of Greeneville, TN and assigned to a detachment of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14, prepares to land in an MH-53E Sea Dragon Helicopter to deliver food and water to Hurricane Harvey victims. The detachments from HM-14 and another from HM-15 provided thousands of Meals-Ready-to-Eat......
      Hometown: Greeneville, TN

    • North Carolina Marine supports Northern Viper in Japan

      North Carolina Marine supports Northern Viper in Japan

      Photo by Sgt. Ally Beiswanger   |   III Marine Expeditionary Force   |   08.25.2017

      Pfc. Derek Gilbert is a combat engineer with Combat Logistics Battalion 4, supporting Northern Viper, Aug. 11-18, 2017. He has trained with soldiers from the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force and learned about their mine clearing line charges on the demolition ranges. NV17 tests the interoperability and bilateral capability of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Marine Corps forces......
      Hometown: Cashiers, NC

    • Aircraft Rescue Firefighters: Walking into Fire

      Aircraft Rescue Firefighters: Walking into Fire

      Story by Lance Cpl. Nelson Duenas   |   Marine Corps Installations Pacific   |   08.22.2017

      MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, JAPAN- At 176 degrees Fahrenheit skin burns in a matter of seconds. Once oxygen levels reach below 12 percent, loss of consciousness occurs. Marine aircraft rescue firefighters face these conditions every time they respond to a call....
      Hometown: Waynesville, NC

    • Aircraft Rescue Firefighters: Walking into Fire

      Aircraft Rescue Firefighters: Walking into Fire

      Video by Lance Cpl. Nelson Duenas   |   Marine Corps Installations Pacific   |   08.22.2017

      MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, JAPAN- Cpl. Jeremie Lewis and Cpl. Houston Dickens discuss on how they overcome the challenges of being an aircraft rescue firefighter Aug. 16 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. Lewis is from Southhaven, Mississippi. Dickens is from Waynesville, North Carolina. The Marines are aircraft rescue firefighters with Headquarters and......
      Hometown: Waynesville, NC

    • Quality Assurance and Quality Control deliberate during RC 17

      Quality Assurance and Quality Control deliberate during RC 17

      Photo by NaSwana Moon   |   926th Engineer Brigade   |   07.30.2017

      Sgt. Brandon Cowan, a Horizontal Quality Assurance and Quality Control representative of the 702nd Engineer Company, is seen talking to 1st Lt. Nathan McMullin and Sgt. Eric Ambert about a tank battle position on a non-standard live-fire range. This project is part of Resolute Castle 17, an operation which builds relationships with the NATO alliance and enhances its capacity for joint training......
      Hometown: Asheville, NC

    • Whatever you do, strive to be the best

      Whatever you do, strive to be the best

      Story by NaSwana Moon   |   926th Engineer Brigade   |   07.30.2017

      Sgt. Brandon Cowan was born and raised in Asheville, NC, and joined the U.S. Army Reserve while he was a junior in high school. He is a member of the 702nd Engineer Company, 844th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, located in Chattanooga, TN. He is currently working as a member of the duration staff for Operation Resolute Castle 17, a multi-national NATO exercise at Joint National......
      Hometown: Asheville, NC

    • Whatever you do, strive to be the best

      Whatever you do, strive to be the best

      Story by NaSwana Moon   |   926th Engineer Brigade   |   07.30.2017

      Sgt. Brandon Cowan was born and raised in Asheville, NC, and joined the U.S. Army Reserve while he was a junior in high school. He is a member of the 702nd Engineer Company, 844th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, located in Chattanooga, TN. He is currently working as a member of the duration staff for Operation Resolute Castle 17, a multi-national NATO exercise at Joint National......
      Hometown: Black Mountain, NC