Meal delivery in Kosovo, 2002
Kodrafura, Kosovo, Sept. 27, 2002: Spc. Jason England, a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crew chief, right, delivers hot meals to U.S. troops as soldiers from the remote post rush toward the arriving helicopter to return the boxes from yesterday’s delivery.
Let’s go fly a kite, 2007
Washington, D.C., March 31, 2007: Ramanam Narajan of Silver Spring, Md., gets some help from Tejas, left, and Mallika as he tries to keep one of the family’s kites aloft during the 41st annual Smithsonian Kite Festival.
From the archives, 2015: Extreme conditions part of the landscape
As the Earth tilts away from the sun, Thule becomes a land of permanent night, and permanent cold, dipping to as low as 47 below zero, according to base statistics.
Remains of Vietnam War soldier killed in helicopter crash identified
Pfc. Thomas F. Green’s remains were recovered in June 2021 and identified by forensic and DNA evidence in August, according to the Defense POW-MIA Accounting Agency.
On top of the world, 2014
Thule Air Base, Greenland, 2014: A Canadian transport plane sits on the runway in front of a hangar at Thule Air Base.
From the archives, 2015: At Thule Air Base in Greenland, vigilance and community 
The base’s two main missions — tracking satellites and orbiting debris, and watching for ballistic missile launches from the “Russian landmass” — are the reason the base was built, and why the seemingly anachronistic base remains.
Drop and give me 20, 2005
Forward Operating Base Sweeney, Afghanistan, July 4, 2005: Soldiers do pushups under the watchful eye — and foot — of Denver Broncos cheerleader Holly Baack during a 4th of July show.
A model battleship moves on wheels as Navy plans new flagship museum
Historic artifacts are being packed up at the current museum at Washington’s Navy Yard.
Snow day in Tokyo, 1963
Washington Heights Dependent Housing Area, Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 3, 1963: Children get in some old-fashioned snow fun as the first real snow of the winter fell in Tokyo.
Under pressure, 1976
Naples, Italy, Feb. 1976: Hull technician Deano Marchese works on a high-pressure steam line aboard the guided missile cruiser Little Rock in the Mediterranean.
This WWII weapons bunker has a new mission: sheltering a scientist’s insect collection
When a collection of bugs floating in specimen bottles outgrew his laboratory, Robert Fisher moved them into an abandoned weapons bunker at the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in Irvine, Calif.
Flags for veterans, 2018
Washington, D.C., Oct. 3, 2018: Sandra Lee Altamirano places a flag on the National Mall as part of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America’s effort to bring awareness to military and veteran suicides.
Marines on patrol in Afghanistan, 2010
Marjah district, Afghanistan, June 19, 2010: Marines on patrol must mix their efforts at empowering the population with their fight against the insurgents who blend in.
New World War II memorial will honor women who worked on the home front
The monument will commemorate the estimated 18 million women who took over jobs traditionally held by men and worked as pilots, engineers, electricians, farmers, taxi drivers, letter carriers and code breakers.
US Army Airborne and Special Operations Museum hosts temporary exhibit on award-winning Stars and Stripes cartoonist
This exhibit features nearly 150 of the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist’s original drawings and published cartoons, as well as personal material from Bill Mauldin’s exceptional career.
Twilight off Guam, 2001
Guam, Sept 22, 2001: A Military Sealift Command prepositioning ship sits off Guam at twilight.
How is the House speaker chosen? The Constitution doesn't say
The role of speaker is one of the few that appears in the Constitution. But the rules for picking one were intentionally left vague.
White contractors wouldn’t remove Confederate statues in Virginia, so a Black man did it
Devon Henry stepped in to remove almost all of Richmond’s Confederate statues after White contractors refused. It changed his life.
Sunset fill-up, 2000
Checkpoint Sapper, Kosovo, July 8, 2000: Pfc. Ray Martinez, with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 37th Regiment, finishes refueling an Army M1A1 tank.