An Air Force C-123 flies along a South Vietnamese road spraying defoliants on dense jungle to eliminate potential ambush sites
Obverse view of the new Distinguished Warfare Medal.
The newly announced Distinguished Warfare Medal, above, will recognize achievement in operating drones and cyberattacks.
Sgt. 1st Class Ryan J. Savard, 29, from Sierra Vista and based at Fort Bragg, died Oct. 13, 2012, from small arms fire while on patrol during combat operations in the Khanabad District in Afghanistan. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Com…
Staff Sgt. Orion N. Sparks, 29, was killed Sept. 26, 2012, in Pul-E Alam, in eastern Afghanistan, when an insurgent detonated a suicide vest near his patrol.
Army Cpl. Charles P. Gaffney Jr., 42, who moved to Tucson as a teen and lived most recently in Phoenix, died Dec. 24, 2008, in Paktika, Afghanistan, when his combat outpost received enemy rocket fire. He was the father of twin 4-year-old girls.
Army Sgt. Justin Gallegos, 27, died Oct. 3, 2009, in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, one of eight soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division who were killed when hundreds of insurgents stormed a remote outpost near the Pakistan border. Gallegos attended Tucson High Magnet School, and had a 5-year-old son.
Army Sgt. Gary D. Willett, 34, whose parents live in Tucson, died on Feb. 8, 2008, along with three other soldiers when a roadside bomb struck their Stryker combat vehicle. Willett's former wife and his son live in Alamogordo, N.M., and he considered that his home, though he visited his pare…
Gen. Martin Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was in his staff quarters when the two rockets landed and was unhurt, a spokesman said.
A student pilot and a sensor operator man the controls of a MQ-9 Reaper in a ground-based cockpit during training at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse, N.Y.
Foreign sales of weapons including the AIM-9X Sidewinder, a short-range air-defense missile, help give Raytheon a cushion against Pentagon cuts.
The laser-equipped plane takes off from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif, on its final flight . The Pentagon retired the missile-defense aircraft after more than 15 years of development and $5 billion in federal funding.
Instruction on the use of animals in Department of Defense programs.
A petition for enforcement of the "Use of Animals in DoD Programs." Be advised that some of this material is graphic.
Smoke the donkey takes part in a Freedom Walk on Sept. 11, 2008, at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq. The donkey became the friend and mascot of a group of U.S. Marines living in Iraq's Anbar province nearly three years ago.
In this scene from a video seized from the compound of Osama bin Laden and released Saturday, the terrorist leader watches a television showing an image of President Obama. The U.S. released a handful of videos, selected to show bin Laden in an unflattering light.
If you think you look like these Afghan tribal elders, a Phoenix casting company may have work for you in a film aimed at finding translators.
A U.S. Air Force C-123 flies low along a South Vietnamese highway spraying defoliant on dense growth to eliminate ambush sites for the Viet Cong.
A day before the Nicholas was fired upon, the crew of the USS Farragut, above, disabled a pirate skiff in the Indian Ocean.
An Iraqi policeman checks out an M-4 carbine assault rifle in Hayy. Many rifles used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan bear scopes inscribed with Scripture references, something the military is investigating.