To those who practice Polynesian dance, it is more than a simple beat and good choreography. Polynesian dancers move with “mana,” a spiritual word meaning the power of the elemental forces of nature embodied in an object or person.
Patrolling between a tree line and a row of buildings, Staff Sgt. Timothy Williams and his squad heard the sharp cracks of rifles and immediately realized they were being ambushed. Outnumbered and under heavy enemy fire, Williams, a section leader with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, found himself relying on his instincts and training to protect himself and his Marines.
As announced by the Department of State, due to the deteriorating security situation in South Sudan, today (3 January), the United States has further reduced staffing at the Embassy in Juba.
Burundian National Defense Forces and the U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 13 worked together Dec. 10 as the African partners prepared to embark to the Central Africa Republic as part of the African Union mission.
“Do not let someone tell you that you cannot do something,” Bryant said. “When someone says I can’t do something because I’m female, it makes me try harder. You have to dig deep and find that you can do it. You cannot be the weakest one.”