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    • Home of Champions Update

      Home of Champions Update

      Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Julius Clayton   |   U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit   |   04.06.2017

      FROSTPROOF, Fla.- The USAMU Four Man Rifle Team coached by Sgt. 1st Class Shane Barnhart, from Delaware, Ohio, fired the highest score in match history at the 2017 Bayou Rifles Regional and Excellence in Competition (EIC) matches in Rosharon, Texas, March 22-27, beating the second place team, also from USAMU by 37 points. The team members were Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Green, from Bogalusa,......
      Hometown: Bogalusa, LA

    • Louisiana native serving with the 24th MEU

      Louisiana native serving with the 24th MEU

      Photo by Cpl. Brianna Gaudi   |   24th Marine Expeditionary Unit   |   04.05.2017

      U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Mylan Cousan, a New Orleans, Louisiana native is a machine gunner with 3rd Battalion 6th Marine Regiment currently deployed with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the 5th Fleet area of operation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo......
      Hometown: New Orleans, LA

    • Wounded Warriors find their "Proper Exit"

      Wounded Warriors find their "Proper Exit"

      Video by Jet Fabara   |   U.S. Forces Afghanistan   |   03.24.2017

      USFOR-A had the honor of welcoming and hosting five Wounded Warriors to include a Medal of Honor recipient, Mar. 15-19 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, as part of the Operation Proper Exit initiative. With the help of the Troops First Foundation, this program allows Wounded Warriors the opportunity to depart on their own terms after being medically evacuated from a combat zone. The Wounded......
      Hometown: Metairie, LA

    • Navy Band Southwest conducts Clinic at Vista Ridge High School during Navy Week Austin

      Navy Band Southwest conducts Clinic at Vista Ridge High School during Navy Week Austin

      Photo by Burrell Parmer   |   Navy Recruiting Command   |   03.23.2017

      CEDAR PARK, Texas – (March 20, 2017) New Orleans native, Musician 1st Class Christopher Bourgeois, a French horn instrumentalist and ceremonial band conductor with Navy Band Southwest based in San Diego, plays alongside band students of Vista Ridge High school during Navy Week Austin. The band, consisting of thoroughly trained professional musicians, conducted a clinic at the school. ......
      Hometown: New Orleans, LA

    • Wounded Warriors find their "Proper Exit"

      Wounded Warriors find their "Proper Exit"

      Video by Jet Fabara   |   U.S. Forces Afghanistan   |   03.23.2017

      USFOR-A had the honor of welcoming and hosting five Wounded Warriors to include a Medal of Honor recipient, Mar. 15-19 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, as part of the Operation Proper Exit initiative. With the help of the Troops First Foundation, this program allows Wounded Warriors the opportunity to depart on their own terms after being medically evacuated from a combat zone. The Wounded......
      Hometown: Metairie, LA

    • Darian Thomas Prepares to Restore the Port Anchor

      Darian Thomas Prepares to Restore the Port Anchor

      Photo by Seaman Tyler D John   |   USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76)   |   03.20.2017

      Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class (SW/AW) Darian Thomas, from New Orleans, prepares to restore the port anchor on the Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the......
      Hometown: New Orleans, LA

    • NMCB 1 in Guam

      NMCB 1 in Guam

      Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brannon Deugan   |   Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1   |   03.20.2017

      SANTA RITA, Guam (March 17, 2017) Steelworker 3rd Class Raegan Kempt, from New Orleans, Louisiana, welds at Santa Rita, Guam, March 17, 2017. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 is forward deployed to execute construction, humanitarian and foreign assistance, special operations combat service support, and theater security cooperation in support of United States Pacific Command. (U.S. Navy......
      Hometown: New Orleans, LA

    • Operation Proper Exit

      Operation Proper Exit

      Video by Sgt. Marty Borton   |   U.S. Army Central   |   03.17.2017

      Package is of Operation Proper Exit which gives wounded service members the chance to come back to the site of their injuries. Footage includes speech sound, pictures, and interviews with Medal of Honor recipient Master Sergeant (ret.) Leroy Petry and Operation Proper Exit founder Rick Kell....
      Hometown: Metairie, LA