On Friday, we wear red
(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Walter H. Lowell)
This month we introduce the “On Friday, we wear red” blog series to offer a glimpse of our deployed troops in action and help promote the R.E.D. (Remember Everyone Deployed) Friday campaign. This news digest delivers military news from varied sources — great for a quick scan or getting in-depth with an interesting topic.
Air Force in Guam
Ellsworth AFB crews undertake first mission in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence missions. Two B-1B bombers join counterparts from the Republic of Korea and Japanese air forces in sequenced bilateral missions. DVIDS
Army in Tonga
Army vets in the Public Health Command Pacific teamed up with the Nevada National Guard State Partnership Program to visit Tonga and evaluate the health and care of its domestic animals. The remote island-chain kingdom is home to only one animal clinic which is low on supplies and short-staffed with zero veterinarians so the program is focused on building up capabilities within the Tongan society to improve their situation. Nevada National Guard
Coast Guard’s historic campaign in Guadalcanal
Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian writes “The Long Blue Line: Coxswain Bob Canavan’s deadly odyssey at Guadalcanal 75 years ago” as part of a blog series honoring the Coast Guard’s service members and highlighting its customs, traditions, history and heritage. Coast Guard personnel serving at Guadalcanal received dozens of medals for heroism and devotion to duty, making the island campaign one of the most honored Coast Guard combat operations in service history, and Coxswain Bob Canavan’s story is one of the greatest stories of physical endurance in the history of the Coast Guard. Coast Guard Compass
Marines in Africa
Marines assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing return to MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina. The squadron deployed to support Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force operations in the United States European and Africa commands. VMGR-252 flew approximately 1,100 hours, moved 2,500 passengers, provided 600,000 pounds of fuel during aerial refueling operations and moved roughly 700,000 pounds of cargo around that area to help support 23 high-risk embassies. VMGR-252
Navy in Honduras
Navy Seabees and medical professionals from the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence take community relations project to República de Colombia Elementary School in Silin, Honduras delivering education and building improvements, including repairs to the schools restroom plumbing system which had not worked properly for more than a decade. It is the first of five community relations projects scheduling during the Southern Partnership Station 2017 mission. DVIDS
Naval Air Station Jacksonville Base Guide and Telephone Directory (Home of Navy Entomology Center of Excellence)
MyBaseGuide Military Relocation: Welcome to Harrison County (Home of Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE)
Did you miss last week’s R.E.D. Friday news? Get caught up at www.mybaseguide.com/blog/128/on_fridays_we_wear_red.