Our U.S. Armed Forces military news roundup will share a story from each of the five armed service branches. In other words, we’ll share a short news item from the Air Force, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy.
In today’s edition, we have numerous interesting and important United States Armed Forces news items. We have an act of heroism, a story of history in the making, news about boots, a Western Hemisphere strategy, and inspiring wounded warrior news.
Soldier Pulls Woman from Submerged Car in Alligator-Infested Waters
Pfc. Nathan Currie, a U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, heard a splash and saw a vehicle driving into a pond where he was fishing. The soldier dove underwater, pulled a woman from the backseat of the vehicle and revived her with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
“My Army training helped by preparing me to respond quickly and take action with courage and confidence under adverse conditions,” said Currie. Once again a member of our U.S. Armed Forces proves that our brave military women and men are heroes both on and off the battlefield.
Read the complete account of this story on the U.S. Army website.
Two Branches of U.S. Armed Forces Make History
The Air Force and Army made history this month. The achievement involved moving online data from Fort Sam Houston and Lackland Air Force Base through a new Joint Regional Security Stack in San Antonio. This history-making moment is an important step in improving military cybersecurity.
According to a news release out of Washington, “New Joint Regional Security Stacks will cut DOD-wide top-level security stacks from approximately 1,000 worldwide to just 50. This means the cyber perimeter becomes much more defensible.”
Coast Guard Release Western Hemisphere Strategy
The U.S. Coast Guard plays a vital part in domestic security and ensuring regional stability. On September 24, 2014 Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft signed the Coast Guard Western Hemisphere Strategy.
According to Zukunft, “It addresses transnational threats and maritime challenges that threaten the security of our Nation, markets and oceans over the next 10 years.” Read his entire statement on the Coast Guard Western Hemisphere Strategy here.
U.S. Armed Forces Branch Gets New Boots
New boots may not seem like the most exciting military news. If you were one of the new recruits wearing them, then you definitely would find this Marine Corps news exciting.
The new Rugged All-Terrain boot have a longer lifespan than the the Marine Corps Combat Boots. They also have greater traction than their predecessor. Incoming Marine Corps recruits will receive 2 pairs of the new RAT boots starting in December 2014.
Warrior Games Training Begins for Team Navy
Thirty-nine seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors began training for the fifth annual Warrior Games kick off at the Olympic Training Center Sept. 28. Besides team bonding, the training camp helps our Sailor athletes acclimate to the 7,000-foot altitude at Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The members of Team Navy will compete, along with close to 200 other wounded warrior athletes, in events like shooting, sitting volleyball, archery, track and field, wheelchair basketball, cycling, and swimming.
Good luck to all the wounded warrior athletes from each of the branches of our U.S. Armed Forces!