For children of veterans and active-duty personnel • April 10 and April 12, 2018
The Dental Assistant program at Dakota County Technical College is partnering with the DCTC Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Committee to host Give Kids a Smile for Veterans. Children (ages 3–14) of U.S. Armed Forces veterans and active-duty military personnel are eligible to receive teeth polishing, fluoride treatment AT NO COST while learning about personal oral hygiene (POH).
Appointments are available between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, and Thursday, April 12, 2018. Give Kids a Smile for Veterans takes place in Room 1-400 on the college’s main campus in Rosemount, Minnesota. Registration should be completed by Friday, March 23, 2018.
Contact Diana Sullivan at 651-423-8483 to register and learn more. Give Kids a Smile for Veterans at DCTC is open to the community.
To register for Give Kids a Smile for Veterans, contact:
Dental Assistant Faculty
A sailor is welcomed home by her son
A sailor attached to the guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) greets her child during the ship’s homecoming celebration. James E. Williams departed Norfolk May 23 for a scheduled deployment in the Navy’s 5th and 6th fleet areas of operation.
— U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Wolpert/Released
U.S. Coast Guard
Pearl Harbor Survivor
Ray Chavez, a 104-year-old Navy veteran and the oldest surviving Pearl Harbor veteran, poses for a photo after being greeted by several military members and personnel at the Honolulu International Airport, Dec. 3, 2016. More than 100 World War II veterans, including Pearl Harbor survivors, arrived to Honolulu to participate in the remembrance events throughout the week to honor the courage and sacrifices of those who served during Dec. 7, 1941, and throughout the Pacific Theater. Dec. 7, 2016, marks the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu.
As a Pacific nation, the U.S. is committed to continue its responsibility of protecting the Pacific sea-lanes, advancing international ideals and relationships, well as delivering security, influence, and responsiveness in the region.
— U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle
Sea of Smiles
Lance Cpl. Michael Mayberry gives high-fives to students Dec. 13 at Tinian Christian Academy. The service members visited the school in effort to improve existing relationships with the local community during Exercise Forager Fury II. FF II will allow MAG-12 to improve aviation combat readiness and will simulate operations in a deployed, expeditionary environment. Mayberry is a generator mechanic with Combat Logistic Company 36, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Marine Logistic Group.
— U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Antonio Rubio/Released
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Yesenia Benjamin, 18th Medical Group public health technician, teaches a Sri Lankan child how to properly wash her hands during Pacific Angel (PACANGEL) 16-3 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, Aug. 16, 2016. Now entering its ninth year, Operation PACANGEL ensures that the region’s militaries are prepared to work together to address humanitarian crises. Since 2007, PACANGEL operations have improved the lives of tens of thousands of people.
— U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase
Welcome home kiss
500 Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, return to JBER-Richardson, October 6, 2012, after a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Soldiers were honored in a homecoming ceremony held at Buckner Physical Fitness Center where they were reunited with their families.
— U.S. Army photo by Soldier Media Center