Major Clarence K. Kenney, of the 130th Force Support Squadron, processes information through the emergency operation center during an operational readiness exercise at the Mississippi Air National Guard's Combat Readiness Training Center Gulfport. U.S. Air Force Photo by Technical Sergeant Bryan G. Stevens
An F/A-18 Hornet launches Thursday from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. The Truman is under way conducting composite training unit exercise in preparation for its upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Christopher A. Morrison
Painting of Pat Tillman.The Pat Tillman Foundation is now accepting
applications for its 2013 class of Tillman Military Scholars.
The program, in its fifth year, will offer scholarships to 60
active-duty troops, veterans or their spouses. Candidates have
until February 15 to submit
Scholarships are available to those pursuing degrees at
four-year institutions in the United States. Though actual awards
are based on the individual needs of the students, last year
Tillman Scholars received an average of $11,000 per year.
Receiving a Tillman Military Scholarship also affords a student
entry into the Tillman Community, an online and in-person
networking group that includes the 230 students awarded
scholarships since the program launched in 2009.
Tillman gave up a promising professional football career to
join the Army in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Following his
death in Afghanistan in 2004, his friends and family created the
Pat Tillman Foundation.
An F-16 launches from Osan Air Base in South Korea on Tuesday during the operational readiness exercise Beverley Midnight. This exercise will test the base's ability to defend and execute the mission in a heightened state of readiness. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Emerson Nunez
A coalition member speaks to Afghan National Army soldiers, Afghan National Police and Afghan Local Police waiting to receive certificates of completion Monday after four days of counter-improvised explosive device training in Farah province. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
Members of the U.S. Navy honor guard stand in formation early Sunday morning in front of the U.S. Capitol prior to the start of the DOD dress rehearsal for the presidential inauguration. DOD photo by Staff Sgt. Wesley Farnsworth